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new web site about Jewish cemeteries in Poland #general

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before but there is a new web
site with descriptions, photos and video of Jewish cemeteries and
synagogues in Poland. The web site is located at
http://www.kirkuty.xip.pl/indexang.htm.

The videos are being uploaded to YouTube and embedded into the pages of
the other web site, which means you can find the collection on YouTube at
http://www.youtube.com/kaurismakipl. One of the videos on YouTube was
uploaded four days ago so it looks like they are still adding material.

This group is covering a long list of towns. The list is at
http://www.kirkuty.xip.pl/fotogalerie.htm. Each town has a description
in Polish and some photos. Some of the towns also have a link to an English
translation. The entry for Bielsk Podlaski has an English translation,
photos and video of the cemetery there. The entry for Bransk has a long
description in Polish with several photos but no English translation or
video.

I think many readers will find this site interesting. I wonder if there
might be some way for JewishGen or affiliated groups to cooperate with
them.

I have no connection with the creators of the site.

Regards,

Andrew Blumberg
New York

Searching: BLUMBERG, LASKOWITZ: http://geocities DOT com/blumbergcousins/;
EIDUS/ ADUS / AIDUS: http://geocities DOT com/eiduscousins/; KIPPELMAN:
http://geocities DOT com/kippelmancousins/; HIMMELFARB:
http://geocities DOT com/himmelfarbcousins/; GERMAN:
http://geocities DOT com/germancousins/; RITZ:
http://geocities DOT com/ritzcousins/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen new web site about Jewish cemeteries in Poland #general

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before but there is a new web
site with descriptions, photos and video of Jewish cemeteries and
synagogues in Poland. The web site is located at
http://www.kirkuty.xip.pl/indexang.htm.

The videos are being uploaded to YouTube and embedded into the pages of
the other web site, which means you can find the collection on YouTube at
http://www.youtube.com/kaurismakipl. One of the videos on YouTube was
uploaded four days ago so it looks like they are still adding material.

This group is covering a long list of towns. The list is at
http://www.kirkuty.xip.pl/fotogalerie.htm. Each town has a description
in Polish and some photos. Some of the towns also have a link to an English
translation. The entry for Bielsk Podlaski has an English translation,
photos and video of the cemetery there. The entry for Bransk has a long
description in Polish with several photos but no English translation or
video.

I think many readers will find this site interesting. I wonder if there
might be some way for JewishGen or affiliated groups to cooperate with
them.

I have no connection with the creators of the site.

Regards,

Andrew Blumberg
New York

Searching: BLUMBERG, LASKOWITZ: http://geocities DOT com/blumbergcousins/;
EIDUS/ ADUS / AIDUS: http://geocities DOT com/eiduscousins/; KIPPELMAN:
http://geocities DOT com/kippelmancousins/; HIMMELFARB:
http://geocities DOT com/himmelfarbcousins/; GERMAN:
http://geocities DOT com/germancousins/; RITZ:
http://geocities DOT com/ritzcousins/


Re: Faige as a Family name? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Rachel Heller Bernstein, >from Jerusalem asks: " Is anyone familiar with Faige
as a Family name? (It is listed on a death cert., "Rose Faige" 1949 - NYC)

Her family came >from the Western part of Galicia (Austria/Poland)
I'm assuming the last name was omitted..... "

No Rachel, I am not familiar with the name but it apparently exists. I would
guess it is an abbreviation and here are some clues: tragically there are three
holocaust victims with that family name, we remember here today

FAIGE Roize - Czestochowa, Kielce, Poland

FAIGE Berek and Ruth - Tarnowskie Gory, Slask, Poland

All three have POTs - Roize's name is given in the handwritten POT as
FAJGLE-FAJGLOWICZ and the submitter of Berek and Ruth's has a clear tel no in
Brooklyn.

Moreover if you enter the name FAIGE onto the well-known internet genealogy
site you get some hits. I cannot check the actual US transcripts as I am not a
subscriber - they could be transcription errors. Some will undoubtedly be
genuine, but are they all Jewish [see below]?

There are also FAIGE in the English censuses and a mysterious early FAIJE
family who could have been Italian immigrants. All have to be checked for
transcription errors - ie could also be Paige.

There are also dozens of FAGE/PHAGE and FAIGE baptisms in England >from very
early on - so beware!

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Faige as a Family name? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Rachel Heller Bernstein, >from Jerusalem asks: " Is anyone familiar with Faige
as a Family name? (It is listed on a death cert., "Rose Faige" 1949 - NYC)

Her family came >from the Western part of Galicia (Austria/Poland)
I'm assuming the last name was omitted..... "

No Rachel, I am not familiar with the name but it apparently exists. I would
guess it is an abbreviation and here are some clues: tragically there are three
holocaust victims with that family name, we remember here today

FAIGE Roize - Czestochowa, Kielce, Poland

FAIGE Berek and Ruth - Tarnowskie Gory, Slask, Poland

All three have POTs - Roize's name is given in the handwritten POT as
FAJGLE-FAJGLOWICZ and the submitter of Berek and Ruth's has a clear tel no in
Brooklyn.

Moreover if you enter the name FAIGE onto the well-known internet genealogy
site you get some hits. I cannot check the actual US transcripts as I am not a
subscriber - they could be transcription errors. Some will undoubtedly be
genuine, but are they all Jewish [see below]?

There are also FAIGE in the English censuses and a mysterious early FAIJE
family who could have been Italian immigrants. All have to be checked for
transcription errors - ie could also be Paige.

There are also dozens of FAGE/PHAGE and FAIGE baptisms in England >from very
early on - so beware!

Celia Male [U.K.]


Family Tree Maker #general

estelle
 

Researching my extended family, I just found a woman who had three
children. None of them married, but each had one or two children by
different partners. I was told the men's names, and each child has his
father's name.
I would like suggestions on how to enter this in my FTM.
I entered each man's name as a spouse (the only choice) and then added a
note in the scrapbook that they weren't married. But, is there a better way
to enter these children in the FTM?

Estelle Guttman
Reston, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family Tree Maker #general

estelle
 

Researching my extended family, I just found a woman who had three
children. None of them married, but each had one or two children by
different partners. I was told the men's names, and each child has his
father's name.
I would like suggestions on how to enter this in my FTM.
I entered each man's name as a spouse (the only choice) and then added a
note in the scrapbook that they weren't married. But, is there a better way
to enter these children in the FTM?

Estelle Guttman
Reston, VA


YORTIS family from Pennsylvania #general

sgootman@...
 

I am trying to contact researcher 1338 who in June 2000 posted to the
jewishgen family tree website information about members of the YORTIS
( YORTISS) family orginally living in Stockdale- Cannonsburg area of
Pennsylvania. I have tried to unsucessfully contact them through the
website. If someone is reading this and has knowledge of this family
please contact me. I have reason to believe they may now live in California,
but not sure. I think I have a relationship to this family.
Thank you.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island, N.Y.

Searching YORTIS, YORTISS, YOTES, YOTTES

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply off-list


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YORTIS family from Pennsylvania #general

sgootman@...
 

I am trying to contact researcher 1338 who in June 2000 posted to the
jewishgen family tree website information about members of the YORTIS
( YORTISS) family orginally living in Stockdale- Cannonsburg area of
Pennsylvania. I have tried to unsucessfully contact them through the
website. If someone is reading this and has knowledge of this family
please contact me. I have reason to believe they may now live in California,
but not sure. I think I have a relationship to this family.
Thank you.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island, N.Y.

Searching YORTIS, YORTISS, YOTES, YOTTES

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply off-list


Translation of Polish email needed #general

Leon Wiernik
 

Dear Genners,
I have received a reply >from the Auschwitz Archives concerning the
records they had of my late father Isaac Wiernik and his internment in
Auschwitz. As the reply is in Polish I would ask that a kind soul please
translate it for me. Please contact me privately and I will send it to you.

Thanking you in advance,

Leon Wiernik
Sydney

leon901@tpg.com.au

Searching for:
WIERNIK / PUCHALSKI / FIGOWSKI in Piatnica / Lomza Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation of Polish email needed #general

Leon Wiernik
 

Dear Genners,
I have received a reply >from the Auschwitz Archives concerning the
records they had of my late father Isaac Wiernik and his internment in
Auschwitz. As the reply is in Polish I would ask that a kind soul please
translate it for me. Please contact me privately and I will send it to you.

Thanking you in advance,

Leon Wiernik
Sydney

leon901@tpg.com.au

Searching for:
WIERNIK / PUCHALSKI / FIGOWSKI in Piatnica / Lomza Poland


JGSO: Mark Your Calendars, June 20th Monthly Meeting #rabbinic

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your
family, and friends to another special program meeting:

*Changes in Jewish Marriage and Divorce
in Eastern Europe in the 19th and early 20th Centuries
by
Rabbi Jonathan Seidel*

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Ahavath Achim Congregation
3225 S W Barbur Blvd.
Portland, Oregon
*(NOTE: Additional parking is available in the apartment
house parking lot, just north of the Synagogue.)*

**
Rabbi Seidel has taught religion, philosophy and Judaic Studies for
twenty years at Stanford, Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz,, Arizona and
now at the U. of O and Portland State U. He has published articles
on Jewish magic, mysticism, ethics, history, folklore and thought
and his current writing project is a history of healing and notions
of healing in Judaism. Dr. Seidel is also a trained Cantor and has
served several west coast congregations as a spiritual leader. He
is a trans-denominational rabbi serving Eugene, Oregon's Or haGan.
In the fall of 2006 Seidel taught "Women, Sexuality and Judaism" at
Portland State University. Topics included marriage and divorce.
Rabbi Seidel received his PhD >from the University of Californa,
Berkeley in 1996. He was a Fullbright-Hayes scholar at Cambridge
University.

**
This event is *free* to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of
$2 door are requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting
cost. Contribution can be deducted >from new membership if you join
that evening.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an
e-mail message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list,
you will receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your
name and e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of
Oregon. For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit
the JGSO web site at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs or call Joan
Teller at 503-636-5626 or Sandra Shapiro at (503) 694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.

Ronald D. Doctor


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic JGSO: Mark Your Calendars, June 20th Monthly Meeting #rabbinic

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your
family, and friends to another special program meeting:

*Changes in Jewish Marriage and Divorce
in Eastern Europe in the 19th and early 20th Centuries
by
Rabbi Jonathan Seidel*

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Ahavath Achim Congregation
3225 S W Barbur Blvd.
Portland, Oregon
*(NOTE: Additional parking is available in the apartment
house parking lot, just north of the Synagogue.)*

**
Rabbi Seidel has taught religion, philosophy and Judaic Studies for
twenty years at Stanford, Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz,, Arizona and
now at the U. of O and Portland State U. He has published articles
on Jewish magic, mysticism, ethics, history, folklore and thought
and his current writing project is a history of healing and notions
of healing in Judaism. Dr. Seidel is also a trained Cantor and has
served several west coast congregations as a spiritual leader. He
is a trans-denominational rabbi serving Eugene, Oregon's Or haGan.
In the fall of 2006 Seidel taught "Women, Sexuality and Judaism" at
Portland State University. Topics included marriage and divorce.
Rabbi Seidel received his PhD >from the University of Californa,
Berkeley in 1996. He was a Fullbright-Hayes scholar at Cambridge
University.

**
This event is *free* to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of
$2 door are requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting
cost. Contribution can be deducted >from new membership if you join
that evening.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an
e-mail message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list,
you will receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your
name and e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of
Oregon. For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit
the JGSO web site at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs or call Joan
Teller at 503-636-5626 or Sandra Shapiro at (503) 694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.

Ronald D. Doctor


19th Century Rabbis of Oshymany, Belarus #rabbinic

Weinstein, Harris <hweinstein@...>
 

I am seeking information about 19th century rabbis in Oshymany (in
Belarus). Although I would like to learn about any person who
served as rabbi there, I have a specific interest in information
about a rabbi named COHEN, who appears to have been the Rabbi of
Oshymany at some time during the second half of the 19th century.
The surname might be any derivative of COHEN. For example, the
Encyclopaedia Judaica refers to a rabbi of Oshymany named Meir
Michael KAHANA, who may (or may not) be the same rabbi who is of
interest to me. The EJ article on Oshymany attaches the year 1883
to Rabbi KAHANA but it is not clear whether this is a date of
service or some other date of significance such as a date of death.

I in addtion would like to learn any information available about the
descendants of Rabbi COHEN (or KAHANA) of Oshymany.

Thank you very much for your help.

Harris Weinstein
McLean, VA
USA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic 19th Century Rabbis of Oshymany, Belarus #rabbinic

Weinstein, Harris <hweinstein@...>
 

I am seeking information about 19th century rabbis in Oshymany (in
Belarus). Although I would like to learn about any person who
served as rabbi there, I have a specific interest in information
about a rabbi named COHEN, who appears to have been the Rabbi of
Oshymany at some time during the second half of the 19th century.
The surname might be any derivative of COHEN. For example, the
Encyclopaedia Judaica refers to a rabbi of Oshymany named Meir
Michael KAHANA, who may (or may not) be the same rabbi who is of
interest to me. The EJ article on Oshymany attaches the year 1883
to Rabbi KAHANA but it is not clear whether this is a date of
service or some other date of significance such as a date of death.

I in addtion would like to learn any information available about the
descendants of Rabbi COHEN (or KAHANA) of Oshymany.

Thank you very much for your help.

Harris Weinstein
McLean, VA
USA


Lookup (in white pages?) in Israel #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

I am researching on the persecutions in Italy and I am looking for a person
born in Italy who did alyah after WW2.
His name is Eldad (Aldo) Goldfuct (Melauri) and he lives in Kibbuz Ruchama.
My problem is that I don't know the spelling of the surname and I could not
use http://www.b144.co.il
Could someone fint him for me ?
Thank you
Nardo Bonomi
Greve in Chianti - Firenze - Italy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookup (in white pages?) in Israel #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

I am researching on the persecutions in Italy and I am looking for a person
born in Italy who did alyah after WW2.
His name is Eldad (Aldo) Goldfuct (Melauri) and he lives in Kibbuz Ruchama.
My problem is that I don't know the spelling of the surname and I could not
use http://www.b144.co.il
Could someone fint him for me ?
Thank you
Nardo Bonomi
Greve in Chianti - Firenze - Italy


Re: Faige as a Family name? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/10/2007 9:27:04 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
julierog@ix.netcom.com writes:

<< FAIGE looks like a retransliteration >from Yiddish of the word that would
be spelled FEIGE in German (1st vowel the same as in the English word
"tiger"): fig or fig-tree. Sweet and delicious fruit, a handsome tree
mentioned in the Bible--what more could you ask for in a surname?

<< The Silesian citizenship list of 1812 has a FEIG and two FEIGEs. Posen
Province 1835 list: one FEIG and R. Manasse FEIGE of Jutroschin. Other
parts of the world have FEIGENBAUMs (various spellings) and so on.

<< Someone mentioned birds in this connection, via the Yiddish word that
would be pronounced "Feygel" (vowels as in the English "bagel"). A
woman's given name indeed, often as the diminutive 'Feygele'; but also a
possible surname: VOGEL/FOGEL, WASSERVOGEL, FINK (finch), TAUB(E) (dove,
a kinnui of 'Jona'), FALK (falcon, kinnui of 'Joshua'), etc. But the
pronunciation difference (indicated strongly by the 'a' in FAIGE with a
Yiddish derivation likely) >>

==BenZion Kaganoff has it that Feige aand Feigel is derived >from the Romance
name Violetta via the German translation, Veilchen. Bieder agrees that
Feigel is >from Vogel, but acknowledges also various variants of Violetta under
his listing Fiyola.

Michael Bernet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Faige as a Family name? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/10/2007 9:27:04 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
julierog@ix.netcom.com writes:

<< FAIGE looks like a retransliteration >from Yiddish of the word that would
be spelled FEIGE in German (1st vowel the same as in the English word
"tiger"): fig or fig-tree. Sweet and delicious fruit, a handsome tree
mentioned in the Bible--what more could you ask for in a surname?

<< The Silesian citizenship list of 1812 has a FEIG and two FEIGEs. Posen
Province 1835 list: one FEIG and R. Manasse FEIGE of Jutroschin. Other
parts of the world have FEIGENBAUMs (various spellings) and so on.

<< Someone mentioned birds in this connection, via the Yiddish word that
would be pronounced "Feygel" (vowels as in the English "bagel"). A
woman's given name indeed, often as the diminutive 'Feygele'; but also a
possible surname: VOGEL/FOGEL, WASSERVOGEL, FINK (finch), TAUB(E) (dove,
a kinnui of 'Jona'), FALK (falcon, kinnui of 'Joshua'), etc. But the
pronunciation difference (indicated strongly by the 'a' in FAIGE with a
Yiddish derivation likely) >>

==BenZion Kaganoff has it that Feige aand Feigel is derived >from the Romance
name Violetta via the German translation, Veilchen. Bieder agrees that
Feigel is >from Vogel, but acknowledges also various variants of Violetta under
his listing Fiyola.

Michael Bernet


GIBOTSCHNABER from Poland #general

M&MSchejtman <mmschejtman@...>
 

Dear Genners,
The Israeli radio has a daily segment called "The department for
searching lost relatives".
This program was originally aired after the 2nd World War to help Israelis
who survived, find lost relatives.
It has now been reinstated and has over 150 daily requests for searches. only
4-5 are aired every day.
You can listen to this program live on the Israeli radio website for Reshet Bet
http://bet.iba.org.il/ click top left "bet live". The program is aired
Sun-Thurs at 2:45 PM Israel time in Hebrew.

On today's program A woman whose name is Channa Golan is looking for her
uncle.
Her grandparent were Yakov and Channa GIBOTSCHNABER. (Spelling can vary)
Her father's name is Shlomo. He was one of 9 children born near Warsaw.
She is looking for his brother Baruch Lejb.

If anyone has heard of Baruch Lejb GIBOTSCHNABER or any of his family, they
can contact the program at mador2@gmail.com .

Or snail mail:

Finding Lost Relatives
POB 33069 Jerusalem
Israel

Phone: 972-25313315
Voice mail: 972-529990006

I have no more information. Everything I heard on the radio I put above.
Please contact the program with any information or ideas you have.

Merav Schejtman
Jerusalem Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GIBOTSCHNABER from Poland #general

M&MSchejtman <mmschejtman@...>
 

Dear Genners,
The Israeli radio has a daily segment called "The department for
searching lost relatives".
This program was originally aired after the 2nd World War to help Israelis
who survived, find lost relatives.
It has now been reinstated and has over 150 daily requests for searches. only
4-5 are aired every day.
You can listen to this program live on the Israeli radio website for Reshet Bet
http://bet.iba.org.il/ click top left "bet live". The program is aired
Sun-Thurs at 2:45 PM Israel time in Hebrew.

On today's program A woman whose name is Channa Golan is looking for her
uncle.
Her grandparent were Yakov and Channa GIBOTSCHNABER. (Spelling can vary)
Her father's name is Shlomo. He was one of 9 children born near Warsaw.
She is looking for his brother Baruch Lejb.

If anyone has heard of Baruch Lejb GIBOTSCHNABER or any of his family, they
can contact the program at mador2@gmail.com .

Or snail mail:

Finding Lost Relatives
POB 33069 Jerusalem
Israel

Phone: 972-25313315
Voice mail: 972-529990006

I have no more information. Everything I heard on the radio I put above.
Please contact the program with any information or ideas you have.

Merav Schejtman
Jerusalem Israel