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Cemetery Restoration in Dokshitsy Belarus #belarus

aiginsburg
 

Dear Friends,

Almost two years ago I learned that the local authorities in
Dokshitsy, about 68 miles north of Minsk sought help to restore the
Jewish cemetery there. At my request on November 2, 2007 Franklin
Swartz visited Dokshitsy, and learned that the local authorities had
carefully re-erected about 120 tombstones, many of which when
uncovered under a local road.

On May 23, I and other descendants will be in Dokshitsy, Belarus to
attend the rededication. A suitable marker will also be placed across
the street at the site of the pit where several thousand Jews (and
others) were killed by the Nazis to make clear that most of the
victims were killed because they were Jewish.

You may read more about this at jewishdokshitsy.org


Aaron Ginsburg
President, The Friends of Jewish Dokshitsy, Inc.
Sharon, Ma 02067 USA
aaron.ginsburg@...
http://yousaypokrassa.googlepages.com/home
www.jewishdokshitsy.org
researching: Dokshitsy, Belarus: KUSINITZ, CIRLIN, GINSBURG, SHAPIRO,
SWIDLER. Ukraine Gorodishe near Cherkassy and elsewhere Pokross,
Pokrassa


Belarus SIG #Belarus Cemetery Restoration in Dokshitsy Belarus #belarus

aiginsburg
 

Dear Friends,

Almost two years ago I learned that the local authorities in
Dokshitsy, about 68 miles north of Minsk sought help to restore the
Jewish cemetery there. At my request on November 2, 2007 Franklin
Swartz visited Dokshitsy, and learned that the local authorities had
carefully re-erected about 120 tombstones, many of which when
uncovered under a local road.

On May 23, I and other descendants will be in Dokshitsy, Belarus to
attend the rededication. A suitable marker will also be placed across
the street at the site of the pit where several thousand Jews (and
others) were killed by the Nazis to make clear that most of the
victims were killed because they were Jewish.

You may read more about this at jewishdokshitsy.org


Aaron Ginsburg
President, The Friends of Jewish Dokshitsy, Inc.
Sharon, Ma 02067 USA
aaron.ginsburg@...
http://yousaypokrassa.googlepages.com/home
www.jewishdokshitsy.org
researching: Dokshitsy, Belarus: KUSINITZ, CIRLIN, GINSBURG, SHAPIRO,
SWIDLER. Ukraine Gorodishe near Cherkassy and elsewhere Pokross,
Pokrassa


Carkazstena #general

VICKI VIGIL <vvigil987@...>
 

Hi,

My grandfather's WWI draft registration lists "citizen of" Russia. On
WWII registration - place of birth is Carkazstena, Poland. I cannot find this
shtetl on Jewishgen lists. Can anyone help? Thank you,

Vicki Blum Vigil
Cleveland Ohio


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Carkazstena #general

VICKI VIGIL <vvigil987@...>
 

Hi,

My grandfather's WWI draft registration lists "citizen of" Russia. On
WWII registration - place of birth is Carkazstena, Poland. I cannot find this
shtetl on Jewishgen lists. Can anyone help? Thank you,

Vicki Blum Vigil
Cleveland Ohio


Searching: SCHLESINGER, KOPLOWITZ, HILLMAN #general

Lee Schlesinger <leeschlesinger@...>
 

Specifically, Joseph SCHLESINGER, b. 1845 probably near Vilna,his wife, Emma
KOPLOWITZ, and Morris HILLMAN, who married Celia Riva, >from Courland/Kurland
at about the same time.

-- Lee Schlesinger, JewishGen ID: 6709


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SCHLESINGER, KOPLOWITZ, HILLMAN #general

Lee Schlesinger <leeschlesinger@...>
 

Specifically, Joseph SCHLESINGER, b. 1845 probably near Vilna,his wife, Emma
KOPLOWITZ, and Morris HILLMAN, who married Celia Riva, >from Courland/Kurland
at about the same time.

-- Lee Schlesinger, JewishGen ID: 6709


A Big Thank You #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

To all those who responded to help with contact with YIVO archives and
to those who offered to translate the Kolomyia Yizkor book section on
Schools, I extend a *big thank* you.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@...
Silver Spring, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Big Thank You #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

To all those who responded to help with contact with YIVO archives and
to those who offered to translate the Kolomyia Yizkor book section on
Schools, I extend a *big thank* you.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@...
Silver Spring, MD


NYC marriage certificate less than 50 yrs old #general

Linda Epstein
 

I am trying to obtain a copy of my great-grandmother's marriage certificate
from 1963 (Bronx, NY). She was a widower who married her 1st cousin. Since both
are deceased, I plan on sending copies of their death certificates so the City
Clerk will release the marriage certificate.

My question is, which do I order: the short form, the extended form or other?

I am trying to find out as much as I can about the groom, Max Wagner, as that
is an assumed name. It was either changed before he came to America, or after,
as he was avoiding military conscription in the Czar's army. Bride and groom
were >from Husiatyn, Galicia.

Linda Epstein
New Orleans, LA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC marriage certificate less than 50 yrs old #general

Linda Epstein
 

I am trying to obtain a copy of my great-grandmother's marriage certificate
from 1963 (Bronx, NY). She was a widower who married her 1st cousin. Since both
are deceased, I plan on sending copies of their death certificates so the City
Clerk will release the marriage certificate.

My question is, which do I order: the short form, the extended form or other?

I am trying to find out as much as I can about the groom, Max Wagner, as that
is an assumed name. It was either changed before he came to America, or after,
as he was avoiding military conscription in the Czar's army. Bride and groom
were >from Husiatyn, Galicia.

Linda Epstein
New Orleans, LA


Hanna BEN ARTSI, of Ramat Gan #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Hanna ben Artsi,

Your email address at Bezeq does not work.
Please forward your correct email address to JGFF or to me directly.
We have discovered through Polish sources in Canada, a photograph of
a young girl, most probably she is daughter of Natan GOLDBART,
your gfather >from Burzenin.
In addition, Kopel GOLDBART, listed by you at Yad vaShem as killed in
Shoah, appears to survive the war in Lututow.

If someone is in touch with Hanna ben Artsi >from Ramat Gan, please
forward to her this message.

--
Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hanna BEN ARTSI, of Ramat Gan #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Hanna ben Artsi,

Your email address at Bezeq does not work.
Please forward your correct email address to JGFF or to me directly.
We have discovered through Polish sources in Canada, a photograph of
a young girl, most probably she is daughter of Natan GOLDBART,
your gfather >from Burzenin.
In addition, Kopel GOLDBART, listed by you at Yad vaShem as killed in
Shoah, appears to survive the war in Lututow.

If someone is in touch with Hanna ben Artsi >from Ramat Gan, please
forward to her this message.

--
Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Re: Groom's name in NYC -- using ItalianGen #general

ELIAS SAVADA
 

On Dec 22, 2007, at 09:19:38, Barbara Zimmer wrote:

Dear Genners:
There was a recent request for us to help decipher a groom's name
from the original documents. Since the marriage took place in NY
City, there is another way to obtain the data, by using
ItalianGen.org. In this case, I knew the bride's name and entered it
to obtain the correct marriage date, but the button for the groom's
name yielded no data. So I took the certificate number and went to
the Grooms List and entered that cert number with limiting dates for
Manhattan and up popped the result.
There is an even easier way to streamline this process courtesy of
Steve Morse (who else?).

Visit, and bookmark, his Accessing the New York City Bride and Groom
Indexes in One Step.

http://stevemorse.org/vital/nymarriages.html?index=groom

Eli Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Groom's name in NYC -- using ItalianGen #general

ELIAS SAVADA
 

On Dec 22, 2007, at 09:19:38, Barbara Zimmer wrote:

Dear Genners:
There was a recent request for us to help decipher a groom's name
from the original documents. Since the marriage took place in NY
City, there is another way to obtain the data, by using
ItalianGen.org. In this case, I knew the bride's name and entered it
to obtain the correct marriage date, but the button for the groom's
name yielded no data. So I took the certificate number and went to
the Grooms List and entered that cert number with limiting dates for
Manhattan and up popped the result.
There is an even easier way to streamline this process courtesy of
Steve Morse (who else?).

Visit, and bookmark, his Accessing the New York City Bride and Groom
Indexes in One Step.

http://stevemorse.org/vital/nymarriages.html?index=groom

Eli Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@...


Re: Julius, my name #general

Julius S Cohen 1
 

Subject: Julius, my name
>from Julius S. Cohen <jscohen@...>

My uncle Julius after whom I was named died in 1926. His sister, my 92
year old aunt now recalls his Hebrew name as Yuddel and that the family
called him Yut.

I assume his Hebrew name is on his gravestone which is in the Jewish
Cemetary in Hurleyville, New York. If anyone who reads this, is in the
Sullivan County, NY, area, has the time to go to the Jewish Cemetary in
Hurleyville and can read Hebrew, I would appreciate learning what his
gravestone says.

All my life I have been called Yuddel which I always have assumed is
the Hebrew for Julius.

Thanks for any assistance anyone provides.

Julius S. Cohen
Ann Arbor, Michigan

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Julius, my name #general

Julius S Cohen 1
 

Subject: Julius, my name
>from Julius S. Cohen <jscohen@...>

My uncle Julius after whom I was named died in 1926. His sister, my 92
year old aunt now recalls his Hebrew name as Yuddel and that the family
called him Yut.

I assume his Hebrew name is on his gravestone which is in the Jewish
Cemetary in Hurleyville, New York. If anyone who reads this, is in the
Sullivan County, NY, area, has the time to go to the Jewish Cemetary in
Hurleyville and can read Hebrew, I would appreciate learning what his
gravestone says.

All my life I have been called Yuddel which I always have assumed is
the Hebrew for Julius.

Thanks for any assistance anyone provides.

Julius S. Cohen
Ann Arbor, Michigan

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Re: Baron Albert de BIEDERMANN and the Suez Canal #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Micheline Gutmann, Paris writes: "Have you heard of Baron Albert de BIEDERMANN,
son of Jacob, born Pesth in 1844? He was an engineer involved in the
realisation of the canal of Suez. He then went to Vienna and later to France
where he was naturalized in 1897. He was ennobled by the Emperor Francis
Joseph."

We learn furthermore >from Micheline, that Albert's daughter is now 94 years old
and wishes to know more about her family. Could Jacob be a son of the famous
Michel Lazar BIEDERMANN? Jacob's wife was a Miss SINGER of a rich family of
Pressburg-Bratislava. [see my footnote please re time-line conundrum]

The Biedermann tree is a complex one with cousin marriages etc and it is very
likely that this is the same branch as the Pressburg/Vienna BIEDERMANN.

The link *could be* through the BREISACH family originally >from Eisenstadt and
then Pest - see http://tinyurl.com/2yy59b where were read of the BREISACH [from
Pest] link with the BIEDERMANN. This link is missing >from Randy Schoenberg's
on-line tree - with which I know Micheline is familiar, but my end-of-year
*guess* is that I am probably correct!

Why am I interested in the BIEDERMANN? Well, they link to my family tree too,
through Rosalie FREISTADT, whose grave I have visited in Wahringerfriedhof,
Vienna. She was the mother-in-law of my grgrgr uncle Leon BIACH, born 1806 in
Pressburg! Leon was the brother of my gtgt grandfather, Emanuel BIACH born
Pressburg 1802. Hayum Lob FREISTADT BIEDERMANN was Rosalie's uncle - confused?

Don't worry - it is all in here:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~randols/WC05/WC05_449.HTM

Please note that on Randy's tree Hirsch BIEDERMANN marries a Nina PREISACH [no
parents given!] but in the book reference I have given, Hermann BIEDERMANN
[1774-1816] marries a BREISACH - daughter of Isak BREISACH, 1758-1835.

Coincidence? No - they are obviously *one and the same*. Randy should now be
able to link the BIEDERMANN and BREISACH families. A Budapest archival search
is absolutely essential.

As I know the BIACH/FREISTADT descendants in person in the UK, Israel and USA,
this tree comes to life, so I feel a degree of connection! The
SINGER-BIEDERMANN link mentioned by Micheline intrigues me greatly too, as I
know of rich SINGER >from Vienna linked to my WOTTITZ {>from Pressburg} tree
through the MONATH LEMBERGER family >from Ostrau, Moravia and Pressburg. I have
not studied this wealthy SINGER family, but I do know that their genealogy has
been researched.

I hope I have made a small step in solving a mystery and perhaps opened the
door to making a 94-year old lady happy in 2008!

Celia Male [U.K.]

PS: re the Suez Canal project: was this delightful old lady of 94, who is so
interested in her genealogy, really born when Albert was nearly 70 or does the
1844 birth date refer to Jakob [Albert's father]?

If 1844 is the birth date of Jakob, Albert could not have been involved in
building the Suez Canal. Perhaps Jakob was the young engineer?

Abt 1854 — Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps, created the "Compagnie Universelle du
Canal Maritime de Suez". Apr 1859 — The French were officially allowed to begin
the canal construction. Nov 1869 — The Suez Canal opens to shipping.

This conundrum vies with the genealogical puzzle in its complexity.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Baron Albert de BIEDERMANN and the Suez Canal #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Micheline Gutmann, Paris writes: "Have you heard of Baron Albert de BIEDERMANN,
son of Jacob, born Pesth in 1844? He was an engineer involved in the
realisation of the canal of Suez. He then went to Vienna and later to France
where he was naturalized in 1897. He was ennobled by the Emperor Francis
Joseph."

We learn furthermore >from Micheline, that Albert's daughter is now 94 years old
and wishes to know more about her family. Could Jacob be a son of the famous
Michel Lazar BIEDERMANN? Jacob's wife was a Miss SINGER of a rich family of
Pressburg-Bratislava. [see my footnote please re time-line conundrum]

The Biedermann tree is a complex one with cousin marriages etc and it is very
likely that this is the same branch as the Pressburg/Vienna BIEDERMANN.

The link *could be* through the BREISACH family originally >from Eisenstadt and
then Pest - see http://tinyurl.com/2yy59b where were read of the BREISACH [from
Pest] link with the BIEDERMANN. This link is missing >from Randy Schoenberg's
on-line tree - with which I know Micheline is familiar, but my end-of-year
*guess* is that I am probably correct!

Why am I interested in the BIEDERMANN? Well, they link to my family tree too,
through Rosalie FREISTADT, whose grave I have visited in Wahringerfriedhof,
Vienna. She was the mother-in-law of my grgrgr uncle Leon BIACH, born 1806 in
Pressburg! Leon was the brother of my gtgt grandfather, Emanuel BIACH born
Pressburg 1802. Hayum Lob FREISTADT BIEDERMANN was Rosalie's uncle - confused?

Don't worry - it is all in here:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~randols/WC05/WC05_449.HTM

Please note that on Randy's tree Hirsch BIEDERMANN marries a Nina PREISACH [no
parents given!] but in the book reference I have given, Hermann BIEDERMANN
[1774-1816] marries a BREISACH - daughter of Isak BREISACH, 1758-1835.

Coincidence? No - they are obviously *one and the same*. Randy should now be
able to link the BIEDERMANN and BREISACH families. A Budapest archival search
is absolutely essential.

As I know the BIACH/FREISTADT descendants in person in the UK, Israel and USA,
this tree comes to life, so I feel a degree of connection! The
SINGER-BIEDERMANN link mentioned by Micheline intrigues me greatly too, as I
know of rich SINGER >from Vienna linked to my WOTTITZ {>from Pressburg} tree
through the MONATH LEMBERGER family >from Ostrau, Moravia and Pressburg. I have
not studied this wealthy SINGER family, but I do know that their genealogy has
been researched.

I hope I have made a small step in solving a mystery and perhaps opened the
door to making a 94-year old lady happy in 2008!

Celia Male [U.K.]

PS: re the Suez Canal project: was this delightful old lady of 94, who is so
interested in her genealogy, really born when Albert was nearly 70 or does the
1844 birth date refer to Jakob [Albert's father]?

If 1844 is the birth date of Jakob, Albert could not have been involved in
building the Suez Canal. Perhaps Jakob was the young engineer?

Abt 1854 — Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps, created the "Compagnie Universelle du
Canal Maritime de Suez". Apr 1859 — The French were officially allowed to begin
the canal construction. Nov 1869 — The Suez Canal opens to shipping.

This conundrum vies with the genealogical puzzle in its complexity.


Bohemian emigration #austria-czech

Alex Woodle <awoodle@...>
 

Dear Colleagues,

The following links were posted on another site. They are not
specifically Jewish oriented, but shed some light on emigration in the
mid nineteenth century >from Bohemia.

The journey >from Bohemia to the US.
http://www.pathways.cz/article.php?article=36219
*The Way to Home* and Sea.

*The Second Trial*, an article about the sea
voyage.
http://www.pathways.cz/article.php?article=36224



Happy New Year to all,

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Bohemian emigration #austria-czech

Alex Woodle <awoodle@...>
 

Dear Colleagues,

The following links were posted on another site. They are not
specifically Jewish oriented, but shed some light on emigration in the
mid nineteenth century >from Bohemia.

The journey >from Bohemia to the US.
http://www.pathways.cz/article.php?article=36219
*The Way to Home* and Sea.

*The Second Trial*, an article about the sea
voyage.
http://www.pathways.cz/article.php?article=36224



Happy New Year to all,

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA