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Miedzyrzec Group #poland

wald <maxwald@...>
 

Hello There.
I am already a member of JRI and would like to know if there is much
information or census lists for Miedzyrzec, for I have found that some if
my ancestors came >from this town..
Others came >from Biala Podlaska

Anyone having any info on the following surnames:
PERKELWALD. MITTELBERG. YUSTMAN. NUCHYMOWICZ. ROZENSZEJN..
Please respond directly to me maxwald@bigpond.net.au

MAX WALD


JRI Poland #Poland Miedzyrzec Group #poland

wald <maxwald@...>
 

Hello There.
I am already a member of JRI and would like to know if there is much
information or census lists for Miedzyrzec, for I have found that some if
my ancestors came >from this town..
Others came >from Biala Podlaska

Anyone having any info on the following surnames:
PERKELWALD. MITTELBERG. YUSTMAN. NUCHYMOWICZ. ROZENSZEJN..
Please respond directly to me maxwald@bigpond.net.au

MAX WALD


Naturalization records #ukraine

A G <mollyblum@...>
 

I have been searching for my ggrandfather DAVID BLUMENTHAL's
naturalization records and have come up empty.

I have his death certificate which is sadly lacking in much info
he died in 1922 before Social Security, I am unable to locate
his passenger record (came over around 1880/1881) and now I am
confused about his first wife's name. His marriage certificate
for what should have been his second wife in 1896 lists his
first wife who died at age 30 after giving birth to 4 children.
It lists her name as ANNA KLEIN - parents MAX KLEIN and SARAH HURWITZ.
It was actually REBECCA SCHOENBERG who married him in 1896
after being sent over >from Russia as an arranged marriage.
I know it isn't just a screw up on the wife's name as Rebecca's
parents were ROZA COHEN and MORTIMER SCHOENBERG.

Here is my problem: I talked to my grandmother's niece yesterday-
my grandmother's name was MOLLIE, her niece is MOLLA- she said
she was named for David Blumenthal's mother. But on his death
certificate and marriage certificate it lists her name as Anna.
Someone had mentioned not naming direct relations after one
another which doesn't seem to be the case. David Blumenthal's
mother was ANNA, his wife was ANNA and he named his first born
child ANNA. ???

Also... I know he was naturalized as Rebecca was naturalized
through him. The censuses list him as being naturalized in 1892.
I found NYC directories and he lived off of DELANCEY ST through
the 1880's and into the 1890's until he moved to Rochester NY.
I wrote to the clerk in Rochester and requested his naturalization
papers if they have them. I put a request in to the Northern NARA
and they found another DAVID BLUMENTHAL- definitely not my
ggrandfather. Where else can I look? I know he did not leave
NY State. He only lived in NYC and ROCHESTER NY.

I also don't know if he married ANNA (MOLLIE?) KLEIN in Russia or
in the states. His first child was born in 1885 so I am assuming
it was here since he came over in 1880-1881.

I am considering that his name changed or he listed himself
dIfferently. Seems strange that he would switch to Blumenthal-
being a Jewish name but who knows.

Sorry for the long-winded explanation :)

Amybeth Gregory
Schoenberg/Cohen/Kogan KUZMIN UKRAINE
Blumenthal possibly SATANOV/BOLEKHOV
ROCHESTER NY/NYC
ANNA/MAX/SARAH KLEIN HURWITZ


ZEITLIN/LIPKIN information #ukraine

Paula Zeitlin <theziti@...>
 

My husband's grandparents, Joseph ZEITLIN (b. about 1871)and Bluma
LIPKIN ZEITLIN (b. about 1875), immigrated to the Chicago area >from
Cherhigov/ Chernihiv in 1891 and 1893 respectively.

1.>from their gravestones, (in the Hebrew) we recently learned that
Joseph's full name was Eliazar Joseph, son of Avraham Lev
(ZEITLIN). It is possible that Joseph was >from Moghilev or Mstislaw
in Belarus, but his oldest son was born in Berezni.

Any information on Avraham Lev ZEITLIN would be appreciated.


2. We would like help in clarifying Bluma's headstone information.
In Hebrew she is listed as daughter of Rav/Rabbi Shmerl followed by
the words "ha Cohen" in smaller letters. We would appreciate an
explanation of this--is it an honorific, or was her father a rabbi?

We know that her family name was LIPKIN, as her brother Sender/Sam
LIPKIN also immigrated to Chicago, but on ship manifest lists his
last residence Chaslowitz.

Any additional information on Shmerl (possibly Shmerel, Shemarya)
LIPKIN would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Paula Zeitlin
Newton, MA

ZEITLIN (Chernihiv, Chernigov, Belarus: Moghlev, Mstislaw) LIPKIN
(Chernigov, Chernihiv. Berezni, Borzni, Chaslowitz?)
STERNSHEIN, WOLOVITCH. TIMENOW, David and Ida SHAPIRO


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Naturalization records #ukraine

A G <mollyblum@...>
 

I have been searching for my ggrandfather DAVID BLUMENTHAL's
naturalization records and have come up empty.

I have his death certificate which is sadly lacking in much info
he died in 1922 before Social Security, I am unable to locate
his passenger record (came over around 1880/1881) and now I am
confused about his first wife's name. His marriage certificate
for what should have been his second wife in 1896 lists his
first wife who died at age 30 after giving birth to 4 children.
It lists her name as ANNA KLEIN - parents MAX KLEIN and SARAH HURWITZ.
It was actually REBECCA SCHOENBERG who married him in 1896
after being sent over >from Russia as an arranged marriage.
I know it isn't just a screw up on the wife's name as Rebecca's
parents were ROZA COHEN and MORTIMER SCHOENBERG.

Here is my problem: I talked to my grandmother's niece yesterday-
my grandmother's name was MOLLIE, her niece is MOLLA- she said
she was named for David Blumenthal's mother. But on his death
certificate and marriage certificate it lists her name as Anna.
Someone had mentioned not naming direct relations after one
another which doesn't seem to be the case. David Blumenthal's
mother was ANNA, his wife was ANNA and he named his first born
child ANNA. ???

Also... I know he was naturalized as Rebecca was naturalized
through him. The censuses list him as being naturalized in 1892.
I found NYC directories and he lived off of DELANCEY ST through
the 1880's and into the 1890's until he moved to Rochester NY.
I wrote to the clerk in Rochester and requested his naturalization
papers if they have them. I put a request in to the Northern NARA
and they found another DAVID BLUMENTHAL- definitely not my
ggrandfather. Where else can I look? I know he did not leave
NY State. He only lived in NYC and ROCHESTER NY.

I also don't know if he married ANNA (MOLLIE?) KLEIN in Russia or
in the states. His first child was born in 1885 so I am assuming
it was here since he came over in 1880-1881.

I am considering that his name changed or he listed himself
dIfferently. Seems strange that he would switch to Blumenthal-
being a Jewish name but who knows.

Sorry for the long-winded explanation :)

Amybeth Gregory
Schoenberg/Cohen/Kogan KUZMIN UKRAINE
Blumenthal possibly SATANOV/BOLEKHOV
ROCHESTER NY/NYC
ANNA/MAX/SARAH KLEIN HURWITZ


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ZEITLIN/LIPKIN information #ukraine

Paula Zeitlin <theziti@...>
 

My husband's grandparents, Joseph ZEITLIN (b. about 1871)and Bluma
LIPKIN ZEITLIN (b. about 1875), immigrated to the Chicago area >from
Cherhigov/ Chernihiv in 1891 and 1893 respectively.

1.>from their gravestones, (in the Hebrew) we recently learned that
Joseph's full name was Eliazar Joseph, son of Avraham Lev
(ZEITLIN). It is possible that Joseph was >from Moghilev or Mstislaw
in Belarus, but his oldest son was born in Berezni.

Any information on Avraham Lev ZEITLIN would be appreciated.


2. We would like help in clarifying Bluma's headstone information.
In Hebrew she is listed as daughter of Rav/Rabbi Shmerl followed by
the words "ha Cohen" in smaller letters. We would appreciate an
explanation of this--is it an honorific, or was her father a rabbi?

We know that her family name was LIPKIN, as her brother Sender/Sam
LIPKIN also immigrated to Chicago, but on ship manifest lists his
last residence Chaslowitz.

Any additional information on Shmerl (possibly Shmerel, Shemarya)
LIPKIN would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Paula Zeitlin
Newton, MA

ZEITLIN (Chernihiv, Chernigov, Belarus: Moghlev, Mstislaw) LIPKIN
(Chernigov, Chernihiv. Berezni, Borzni, Chaslowitz?)
STERNSHEIN, WOLOVITCH. TIMENOW, David and Ida SHAPIRO


Photo of A Tombstone From Mount Sharon Cemetery-Springfield-PA #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I am seeking the aid of someone who lives in the Springfield-PA area
that may be able to obtain a photo of a tombstone fro me. The cemetery
in question is Mount Sharon and the party is Jennie Segal who should
be buried with her husband Morris. Jennie died 1-3-1972. If anyone out
there can hlep me with I would appreciate it. I am willing to
reimburse you a little for your help.

Sarah Greenberg(USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo of A Tombstone From Mount Sharon Cemetery-Springfield-PA #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I am seeking the aid of someone who lives in the Springfield-PA area
that may be able to obtain a photo of a tombstone fro me. The cemetery
in question is Mount Sharon and the party is Jennie Segal who should
be buried with her husband Morris. Jennie died 1-3-1972. If anyone out
there can hlep me with I would appreciate it. I am willing to
reimburse you a little for your help.

Sarah Greenberg(USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


Re: Name changes #germany

Wegner, Peter
 

Ruth asked:

"I feel 2 of my relatives who came to the U S in the 1890's might
have changed there given names. Their first names when they arrived
were Toyva and Taube. Anyone have any thoughts on what the
Americanized versions might be. "
itisruth@comcast.net

While no one can say with certainty, popular "westernizations" of the
name Taube include Toby and Toni (Antonia), while the name Toyva (which
means literally "Goody" -- based on the Hebrew adjective "tov") is
often translated as "Bonnie" (which comes >from the French word for
"good"). The name Tova itself is a Hebraization of the Yiddish girl's
name Gitel ("good little girl") -- so one might also look for a
possible anglicized form like "Gita." My gg grandmother Gitel took
the English name Juliet as a "soundalike" so that's another possibility
for Toyva.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


Please help, lady looking for her father - RABINOVICI family from SECURENI/SOKIRYANY, BESSARABIA #ukraine

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Hello,

I'm writing on behalf of a friend, hoping I can be of any help in her
research for her father's whereabouts, after the war.
The person I'm looking for is Itzig/Ayzik/Isaac Rabinovici (and other
spellings) - >from the old BESSARABIA, city called Secureni/Sokiryany,
todays western Ukraine, in the border with Moldova (at the time of the
war, Romania).

Itzig was once married to Chana Rabinovici z"l, giving birth to this
friend of mine, Herta, who lives in Austria. Itzig had one previous
daughter, that was shot to death. He worked in the Admont Displaced
Persons Camp (Admont DP), >from 20-MAY-1948 to 07-JUNE-1948, for the
Britischen-Militar-Regiergun (British Militar Government) as a
woodworker (?). Seems that Itzig lived for a while in Miami, after the
war - more precisely, on 08-SEPTEMBER-1952, at 944 Miami Beach 3 st.

Chana lived with Itzig in Vienna, for an undetermined period of time.

The Rabinovici couple aforementioned lived at Beheimgasse 21/5, Vienna
district number 17 (apparently, their had a previous address also in
Vienna - Rathausstrasse 20). They lived in a rented apartment, which
owner's was mrs. Erna Singer nee Spielvogel - daughter of Simon
Spielvogel, niece of David Spielvogel. The date in which they lived
might be somehow close to 18-JUNE-1948. Seems the couple also lived
for a short time in a pension, "Pohl", at Rathausgasse, Vienna. The
Rabinovici couple left Vienna in 31-JUL-1951.

Itzig's mother FREIDA/FRIDA Rabinovici had GELLMANN as her maiden name.
Itzig and Chana got married in SOKIRYANY on 17-DECEMBER-1914.

My friend says that both Itzig and Chana were born in
Secureni/Sokiryany, today's Western Ukraine, almost in the border with
Moldova - at that time, it was part of Romania, within the old
Bessarabia. There lived 4 Rabinovici families, according to her. Itzig
Meir Rabinovici was possibly born on 08-NOVEMBER-1890/1892, and Chana
on 08-AUGUST-1892. My friend tells me that this family may have lived
in a street called Trovitzka. Jacob/Yaakov Stivelman z"l is said to
have been the family's lawyer.

Chana, nee Sossmann,/Sussmann had a brother, Michael Sossmann. Michael
visited Salzburg (Riedenburg).
One of Itzig's sons is Boris. Apparently, this son lived in either
Argentina or Brazil, and eventually moved to USA.

She tells that there's one Steven Rabinovici, living in NY, whose
father name is also Boris - is a grandson of Itzig. In London lives
Natascha Stern, one daughter of Itzig , aunt of Steven, who is in
touch with the latter. So, Boris must be my friend's halfbrother, as
Natascha her halfsister (for Itzig remarried).

PINHAS Rabinovici, Itzig's brother, had also a son named Boris
(Bentzion) who left to Bogota, COLOMBIA. This BORIS married a woman
from Yedinetz/Edineti, whose maiden name is FELBERG, and they had a
son called Samuel, who in turned married ESTER and named his son
BORIS. SAMUEL moved to Miami, US, where he lives with his family.

My friend says that, while working with the help of the HIAS, she got
a record >from Itzig and Chana Rabinovici arrival in NY, in 1951. The
recorded stated they had a son called Boris.


Follows a draft of the Rabinovici family tree in Secureni/Sokiryany:
1. Berco Rabinovici z"l, born on 1856, married to Frida nee Gellmann

1.1 Itzig Meir Rabinovici, born on 1890, married to Chana Sossmann,
born on 1892 (daughter of Sandor and Freida, nee Bojar) (it's
important to mention that my friend already conducted some research
and found some documents that refer to the same Itzig, but with
different birth dates, such as 1908 and 1910).
1.2 Pinhas Rabinovici, born on 1877, married to Chana Cukuruza (not
sure of the spelling), born in 1881
1.2.1 Ita Rabinovici z"l born in 1905 - she and her family were
killed in the war.
1.2.2 Bentzion (Boris) Rabinovici, born in 1907

1.3 Malco Rabinovici, born on 1865
1.3.1 Haim rabinovici, born in 1903

1.4 Aron Rabinovici, born on 1896, married to Golda, born in 1897
1.4.1 Haico Rabinovici, born in 1920
1.4.2 Wolf, born in 1922


There's one FEIGA Rabinovici which we do not know where does she fit
in the tree. It is possible that she died during the war. There are
still ENTA, born in 1916, BRANA, 1919, ETLEA, 1920, and MINDLEA, 1922,
that might have been children of Itzig and Chana as well.


I ask everyone who has any information to add to any of the facts
above to please reply back to me. This lady has been searching for the
whereabouts of his father for a long time, and I'm sure if stopped for
a minute to think if it was our father, we wouldn't think twice
whether to try to find what happened.

Thank you in advance,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Tel Aviv
Israel


Poland: KANO [Zychlin, Wiskitki, Granica, Gniewoszow], KAHANA
[Wladyslawow] SOCHACZEWSKI [Lodz], SZCZUCZYNER/SZCECINER [Wyszogrod],
SKROBEK, MANDELBAUM,AJZENBERG [Wyszogrod], HORCHSTEIN/HORCHSZTAJN
[Warszawa], CUKIERKORN [Wiskitki, Warszawa] Moldova: GIVERTS and
FRAIMAN [Kishinev(Chisinau), Kalarash(Calarasi)] Ukraine: ROZMARIN,
SCHECHTMAN [Sokiryany(Secureni)], BERENSHTEYN [Sokiryany, Briceva],
TZIPERSHTEYN [Kitay Gorod], KOIFMAN, TRACHTENBERG, VAISENBERG, BARAFF
[Romankivsty] VAYNSHTEYN [Bessarabia]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Name changes #general

Wegner, Peter
 

Ruth asked:

"I feel 2 of my relatives who came to the U S in the 1890's might
have changed there given names. Their first names when they arrived
were Toyva and Taube. Anyone have any thoughts on what the
Americanized versions might be. "
itisruth@comcast.net

While no one can say with certainty, popular "westernizations" of the
name Taube include Toby and Toni (Antonia), while the name Toyva (which
means literally "Goody" -- based on the Hebrew adjective "tov") is
often translated as "Bonnie" (which comes >from the French word for
"good"). The name Tova itself is a Hebraization of the Yiddish girl's
name Gitel ("good little girl") -- so one might also look for a
possible anglicized form like "Gita." My gg grandmother Gitel took
the English name Juliet as a "soundalike" so that's another possibility
for Toyva.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Please help, lady looking for her father - RABINOVICI family from SECURENI/SOKIRYANY, BESSARABIA #ukraine

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Hello,

I'm writing on behalf of a friend, hoping I can be of any help in her
research for her father's whereabouts, after the war.
The person I'm looking for is Itzig/Ayzik/Isaac Rabinovici (and other
spellings) - >from the old BESSARABIA, city called Secureni/Sokiryany,
todays western Ukraine, in the border with Moldova (at the time of the
war, Romania).

Itzig was once married to Chana Rabinovici z"l, giving birth to this
friend of mine, Herta, who lives in Austria. Itzig had one previous
daughter, that was shot to death. He worked in the Admont Displaced
Persons Camp (Admont DP), >from 20-MAY-1948 to 07-JUNE-1948, for the
Britischen-Militar-Regiergun (British Militar Government) as a
woodworker (?). Seems that Itzig lived for a while in Miami, after the
war - more precisely, on 08-SEPTEMBER-1952, at 944 Miami Beach 3 st.

Chana lived with Itzig in Vienna, for an undetermined period of time.

The Rabinovici couple aforementioned lived at Beheimgasse 21/5, Vienna
district number 17 (apparently, their had a previous address also in
Vienna - Rathausstrasse 20). They lived in a rented apartment, which
owner's was mrs. Erna Singer nee Spielvogel - daughter of Simon
Spielvogel, niece of David Spielvogel. The date in which they lived
might be somehow close to 18-JUNE-1948. Seems the couple also lived
for a short time in a pension, "Pohl", at Rathausgasse, Vienna. The
Rabinovici couple left Vienna in 31-JUL-1951.

Itzig's mother FREIDA/FRIDA Rabinovici had GELLMANN as her maiden name.
Itzig and Chana got married in SOKIRYANY on 17-DECEMBER-1914.

My friend says that both Itzig and Chana were born in
Secureni/Sokiryany, today's Western Ukraine, almost in the border with
Moldova - at that time, it was part of Romania, within the old
Bessarabia. There lived 4 Rabinovici families, according to her. Itzig
Meir Rabinovici was possibly born on 08-NOVEMBER-1890/1892, and Chana
on 08-AUGUST-1892. My friend tells me that this family may have lived
in a street called Trovitzka. Jacob/Yaakov Stivelman z"l is said to
have been the family's lawyer.

Chana, nee Sossmann,/Sussmann had a brother, Michael Sossmann. Michael
visited Salzburg (Riedenburg).
One of Itzig's sons is Boris. Apparently, this son lived in either
Argentina or Brazil, and eventually moved to USA.

She tells that there's one Steven Rabinovici, living in NY, whose
father name is also Boris - is a grandson of Itzig. In London lives
Natascha Stern, one daughter of Itzig , aunt of Steven, who is in
touch with the latter. So, Boris must be my friend's halfbrother, as
Natascha her halfsister (for Itzig remarried).

PINHAS Rabinovici, Itzig's brother, had also a son named Boris
(Bentzion) who left to Bogota, COLOMBIA. This BORIS married a woman
from Yedinetz/Edineti, whose maiden name is FELBERG, and they had a
son called Samuel, who in turned married ESTER and named his son
BORIS. SAMUEL moved to Miami, US, where he lives with his family.

My friend says that, while working with the help of the HIAS, she got
a record >from Itzig and Chana Rabinovici arrival in NY, in 1951. The
recorded stated they had a son called Boris.


Follows a draft of the Rabinovici family tree in Secureni/Sokiryany:
1. Berco Rabinovici z"l, born on 1856, married to Frida nee Gellmann

1.1 Itzig Meir Rabinovici, born on 1890, married to Chana Sossmann,
born on 1892 (daughter of Sandor and Freida, nee Bojar) (it's
important to mention that my friend already conducted some research
and found some documents that refer to the same Itzig, but with
different birth dates, such as 1908 and 1910).
1.2 Pinhas Rabinovici, born on 1877, married to Chana Cukuruza (not
sure of the spelling), born in 1881
1.2.1 Ita Rabinovici z"l born in 1905 - she and her family were
killed in the war.
1.2.2 Bentzion (Boris) Rabinovici, born in 1907

1.3 Malco Rabinovici, born on 1865
1.3.1 Haim rabinovici, born in 1903

1.4 Aron Rabinovici, born on 1896, married to Golda, born in 1897
1.4.1 Haico Rabinovici, born in 1920
1.4.2 Wolf, born in 1922


There's one FEIGA Rabinovici which we do not know where does she fit
in the tree. It is possible that she died during the war. There are
still ENTA, born in 1916, BRANA, 1919, ETLEA, 1920, and MINDLEA, 1922,
that might have been children of Itzig and Chana as well.


I ask everyone who has any information to add to any of the facts
above to please reply back to me. This lady has been searching for the
whereabouts of his father for a long time, and I'm sure if stopped for
a minute to think if it was our father, we wouldn't think twice
whether to try to find what happened.

Thank you in advance,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Tel Aviv
Israel


Poland: KANO [Zychlin, Wiskitki, Granica, Gniewoszow], KAHANA
[Wladyslawow] SOCHACZEWSKI [Lodz], SZCZUCZYNER/SZCECINER [Wyszogrod],
SKROBEK, MANDELBAUM,AJZENBERG [Wyszogrod], HORCHSTEIN/HORCHSZTAJN
[Warszawa], CUKIERKORN [Wiskitki, Warszawa] Moldova: GIVERTS and
FRAIMAN [Kishinev(Chisinau), Kalarash(Calarasi)] Ukraine: ROZMARIN,
SCHECHTMAN [Sokiryany(Secureni)], BERENSHTEYN [Sokiryany, Briceva],
TZIPERSHTEYN [Kitay Gorod], KOIFMAN, TRACHTENBERG, VAISENBERG, BARAFF
[Romankivsty] VAYNSHTEYN [Bessarabia]


Museum of Family History Update for November 2008 #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

I haven’t a lot to announce this month. This is not to say that I haven’t
been hard at work, nor that I haven’t a lot of new material already prepared
to be put online, etc. Much of this will have to wait to be announced as
part of an even larger package that will hopefully be ready by January or
February of next year.

In the meantime:

1.. Zionism in Europe: a series of twelve pages dealing with the various
Zionist youth movements that existed in Europe pre-World War II, e.g. the
Betarim, Hashomer Hatzair, the Gordonia, Maccabi Hatzair (sports), Yugen
Freiheit, Poalei Zion, Hapoel Hatzair, and the Hachalutz pioneering
movement. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-zionism.htm
2.. Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger was a fourteen-year-old poet, a native of
Czernowitz, Ukraine. Tragically she perished in a Nazi SS camp in December
1942. Fortunately we are blessed that her many works survived. You can read
about her at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cz-meerbaum-eisinger.htm
3.. Walk in My Shoes: Collected Memories of the Holocaust: Istvan Katona
from Kartal, Hungary. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/wims-katona-istvan.htm.
Istvan/Stephen was in Buchenwald and Mauthausen.
4.. Yiddish great Maurice Schwartz's biography, next four chapters in the
series. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mschwartz-ok-ch40-43.htm. Final
chapters next month.
5.. You might like to visit one of my “works-in-progress,” an exhibition
devoted to the city of Czernowitz, Ukraine. My suggestion is that you only
use the links >from the main page, as not all the links on the other pages
are functional. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/czernowitz.htm .
6.. I recently attended the 12th annual International Association of
Yiddish Clubs conference in La Jolla, California. I was able to record more
than a dozen lectures, many of which I will be offering transcripts of on my
site, as I find the time to transcribe them all and get them online. These
web pages will include some audio and perhaps video clips >from the lectures,
all done with the permission of the conference organizer and the speakers
themselves. The theme of the conference was “Czernowitz: 100 Years Later,”
i.e. one hundred years after the first Czernowitz Conference on the Yiddish
language. Hopefully, next month I will be able to announce that some
transcripts are ready to be viewed, etc. They will all be part of my ERC
(Education and Research Center) Lecture Series.

My best to all of you,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Museum of Family History Update for November 2008 #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

I haven’t a lot to announce this month. This is not to say that I haven’t
been hard at work, nor that I haven’t a lot of new material already prepared
to be put online, etc. Much of this will have to wait to be announced as
part of an even larger package that will hopefully be ready by January or
February of next year.

In the meantime:

1.. Zionism in Europe: a series of twelve pages dealing with the various
Zionist youth movements that existed in Europe pre-World War II, e.g. the
Betarim, Hashomer Hatzair, the Gordonia, Maccabi Hatzair (sports), Yugen
Freiheit, Poalei Zion, Hapoel Hatzair, and the Hachalutz pioneering
movement. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-zionism.htm
2.. Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger was a fourteen-year-old poet, a native of
Czernowitz, Ukraine. Tragically she perished in a Nazi SS camp in December
1942. Fortunately we are blessed that her many works survived. You can read
about her at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cz-meerbaum-eisinger.htm
3.. Walk in My Shoes: Collected Memories of the Holocaust: Istvan Katona
from Kartal, Hungary. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/wims-katona-istvan.htm.
Istvan/Stephen was in Buchenwald and Mauthausen.
4.. Yiddish great Maurice Schwartz's biography, next four chapters in the
series. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mschwartz-ok-ch40-43.htm. Final
chapters next month.
5.. You might like to visit one of my “works-in-progress,” an exhibition
devoted to the city of Czernowitz, Ukraine. My suggestion is that you only
use the links >from the main page, as not all the links on the other pages
are functional. www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/czernowitz.htm .
6.. I recently attended the 12th annual International Association of
Yiddish Clubs conference in La Jolla, California. I was able to record more
than a dozen lectures, many of which I will be offering transcripts of on my
site, as I find the time to transcribe them all and get them online. These
web pages will include some audio and perhaps video clips >from the lectures,
all done with the permission of the conference organizer and the speakers
themselves. The theme of the conference was “Czernowitz: 100 Years Later,”
i.e. one hundred years after the first Czernowitz Conference on the Yiddish
language. Hopefully, next month I will be able to announce that some
transcripts are ready to be viewed, etc. They will all be part of my ERC
(Education and Research Center) Lecture Series.

My best to all of you,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


United Minsker Benevolent Association #general

Richard Gilbert
 

Dear All,

Following on >from my earlier email about information about the records of
the UMBA I am reporting the fruits of my enquiries.

Having spoken with the helpful staff at Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn I was
given a contact address for a Mr Gene Singer. I was told by the cemetery
that the contact details they had were >from 1994 and they could not
guarantee that I would make contact with him. Using a well know website I
was able to establish that he lived at the address I had been given for him.
It transpired that he is an employee of the United Hebrew Community New York
(a burial society). I was asked to submit my request in writing which I
did. The burial society's Executive Director David Jacobson told me that
the United Minsker Benevolent Association dissolved more than 40 years ago.
Prior to that time, UMBA sold the few remaining graves they had to
Washington Cemetery. The cemetery, thereafter, sold the graves to UHCNY.
UHCNY were not provided with any details or records of UMBA nor do they have
any knowledge about their previous members, Officers or descendants. He
apologised for the fact that he could not be of assistance to me. On
further enquiry Mr Jacobson confirmed that he had no knowledge of the
whereabouts of the UMBA's records.

Prior to receiving Mr Jacobson's email, I received an email >from Gunnar
Berg, an archivist with YIVO. She told me that she had looked through the
YIVO Archives' landsmanshaftn collection catalogues and that she had not
found an organization with the name of UMBA. She thought this might
indicate that this group is still operating on the basis that YIVO only has
records >from defunct groups.

I suppose another cemetery may have other contact details for UMBA and I
will try and follow this up when I get a chance, but I thought I would share
the results of my labours so far.

As far as I am aware UMBA only had sections in the Montefiore Cemetery,
Washington Cemetery and Wellwood Cemetery (Pinelawn)

Best wishes,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
GINSBERG, GILBERT, LEMPERT, LAMBERT, MOLINSKY, MALINSKY, MORLEY, VANDT/WAND,
LUSTIG, LEVY, JACOBS, SCHREIBER/SCHRIEBER, SHAFLIN/ SHAFLEN/SCHAFFLER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen United Minsker Benevolent Association #general

Richard Gilbert
 

Dear All,

Following on >from my earlier email about information about the records of
the UMBA I am reporting the fruits of my enquiries.

Having spoken with the helpful staff at Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn I was
given a contact address for a Mr Gene Singer. I was told by the cemetery
that the contact details they had were >from 1994 and they could not
guarantee that I would make contact with him. Using a well know website I
was able to establish that he lived at the address I had been given for him.
It transpired that he is an employee of the United Hebrew Community New York
(a burial society). I was asked to submit my request in writing which I
did. The burial society's Executive Director David Jacobson told me that
the United Minsker Benevolent Association dissolved more than 40 years ago.
Prior to that time, UMBA sold the few remaining graves they had to
Washington Cemetery. The cemetery, thereafter, sold the graves to UHCNY.
UHCNY were not provided with any details or records of UMBA nor do they have
any knowledge about their previous members, Officers or descendants. He
apologised for the fact that he could not be of assistance to me. On
further enquiry Mr Jacobson confirmed that he had no knowledge of the
whereabouts of the UMBA's records.

Prior to receiving Mr Jacobson's email, I received an email >from Gunnar
Berg, an archivist with YIVO. She told me that she had looked through the
YIVO Archives' landsmanshaftn collection catalogues and that she had not
found an organization with the name of UMBA. She thought this might
indicate that this group is still operating on the basis that YIVO only has
records >from defunct groups.

I suppose another cemetery may have other contact details for UMBA and I
will try and follow this up when I get a chance, but I thought I would share
the results of my labours so far.

As far as I am aware UMBA only had sections in the Montefiore Cemetery,
Washington Cemetery and Wellwood Cemetery (Pinelawn)

Best wishes,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
GINSBERG, GILBERT, LEMPERT, LAMBERT, MOLINSKY, MALINSKY, MORLEY, VANDT/WAND,
LUSTIG, LEVY, JACOBS, SCHREIBER/SCHRIEBER, SHAFLIN/ SHAFLEN/SCHAFFLER


Help of Someone Who Can Read Yiddish/ lookup Article in New York's Jewish Forward #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello

I need someone help in doing a look up for me in the Jewish Forward,
if they can spare the time at one point. This person would have to
know how to read Yiddish for I believe most of the paper is in
Yiddish. What I am looking for is a article in relation to ancestors
of mine who were 4 young children left behind in Russia. Most likely
they were in an orphange waiting for their father to come and get
them. Their father had immigrated to America shortly after his wife
died, and apparently I don't think he had any intentions of sending
for his kids, which does not make him out to be such a nice father
according to family lore. Anyway's family story goes is that my great-
grandfather David RAKOVCHICK/RAKOFF who was Isadore's brother saw an
article in the Jewish Forward that was seeking the father or family of
these 4 children and that they should send money to bring them to
America.

The father of these children left Russia in 1914 and the children did
not arrive in America until 1926 & 1927. According to the passenger
ship manifests of the first two named Sara and Hana their Visas were
issued on 2-26-1926 and they left and arrived in New York in April of
1926. I would have to assume the article would have appeared anywhere
from December of 1925 up through February. The other two children
Berel & Simon were sent for the following year. Supposedly my great-
grandfather after seeing said article forced his brother to send for
his kids and according to other family lore those 4 kids mostly stayed
with my great-grandfather after immigrating.

Any and all help or suggestions are needed

Sarah Greenberg(USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help of Someone Who Can Read Yiddish/ lookup Article in New York's Jewish Forward #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello

I need someone help in doing a look up for me in the Jewish Forward,
if they can spare the time at one point. This person would have to
know how to read Yiddish for I believe most of the paper is in
Yiddish. What I am looking for is a article in relation to ancestors
of mine who were 4 young children left behind in Russia. Most likely
they were in an orphange waiting for their father to come and get
them. Their father had immigrated to America shortly after his wife
died, and apparently I don't think he had any intentions of sending
for his kids, which does not make him out to be such a nice father
according to family lore. Anyway's family story goes is that my great-
grandfather David RAKOVCHICK/RAKOFF who was Isadore's brother saw an
article in the Jewish Forward that was seeking the father or family of
these 4 children and that they should send money to bring them to
America.

The father of these children left Russia in 1914 and the children did
not arrive in America until 1926 & 1927. According to the passenger
ship manifests of the first two named Sara and Hana their Visas were
issued on 2-26-1926 and they left and arrived in New York in April of
1926. I would have to assume the article would have appeared anywhere
from December of 1925 up through February. The other two children
Berel & Simon were sent for the following year. Supposedly my great-
grandfather after seeing said article forced his brother to send for
his kids and according to other family lore those 4 kids mostly stayed
with my great-grandfather after immigrating.

Any and all help or suggestions are needed

Sarah Greenberg(USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


Polish records #general

harold@...
 

Dear Genners,

A month ago I sent a request to the Polish State Archives for
a photocopy of a marriage entry >from 1893, details of which
I obtained >from JRI-Poland.

A few days ago I sent an email requesting details of how to
pay and received a response in Polish. If anyone is able and
willing to translate it for me I would be very grateful.

Please reply privately.

Thank you.

Harold Fineberg (London UK)

Searching:
Fineberg (Lithuania) Levitt (Reitivas Lithuania)
Barkovsky Borower Brunner Machowski Schlamovitz Shedlovitz Spiegel
Szulimowicz Tenenbaum (Lodz Poland)
Borower Shedlovitz (Rawa Mazowiecka Poland)
Brunner Machowski (Warsaw Poland)


JGSLA-Bad Arolsen-ITS Program-Monday, Nov. 10th #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Join us at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Los Angeles:

Date: Monday November 10th at 7:30PM

Program: The Bad Arolsen - ITS Archives Research Experience:
Film and Panel Discussion with three participants in the May 2008
research trip to the most important repository in the world
containing information on victims of World War II.

Speakers: Lori Miller, Judi Gyori Missel and Pamela Weisberger

Place: Skirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90049

More details at: http://www.jgsla.org

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair JGSLA
Santa Monica CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com