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Looking for CAPLAN Family from Dublin #general

Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
 

I am trying to locate members of the CAPLAN Family that lived at *** Raymond
Street, South Circular Road, Dublin.

I understand they lived there approximately 1910-50 period.

All I know there was a Lewis Caplan and wife Leah that came >from Russia in
1900's . Lewis born 1880 was a Rubber Dealer according to the 1911 Census
and there was at least 3 sons Erne (b 1908), Jacob (b 1909) and mention of
an Arthur Caplan.

Can anyone help me on whom to contact and what are the best avenues for this
search?

Howard Coupland
Leeds,England.

CAPLAN / PLOTKIN (Vilnius, Lithuania),DENKINSON (Nottingham & Manchester
England),DREIER (Durban & Johannesburg, South Africa),FINKIELSZTEJN
(Marijampole, Lithuania),GRYNWALD (Marijampole & Liudvinavas,
Lithuania),KLEIN (Chicago, USA),KLEPPER / CLAPER (Iasi, Romania),PRENSKY
(Sakiai, Lithuania),RENTZLER (Roman,Romania and Manchester, England),SHER
(Siauliau, Lithuania),SMOLENSKI (Roman,Romania),TABER (Iasi, Romania & NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for CAPLAN Family from Dublin #general

Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
 

I am trying to locate members of the CAPLAN Family that lived at *** Raymond
Street, South Circular Road, Dublin.

I understand they lived there approximately 1910-50 period.

All I know there was a Lewis Caplan and wife Leah that came >from Russia in
1900's . Lewis born 1880 was a Rubber Dealer according to the 1911 Census
and there was at least 3 sons Erne (b 1908), Jacob (b 1909) and mention of
an Arthur Caplan.

Can anyone help me on whom to contact and what are the best avenues for this
search?

Howard Coupland
Leeds,England.

CAPLAN / PLOTKIN (Vilnius, Lithuania),DENKINSON (Nottingham & Manchester
England),DREIER (Durban & Johannesburg, South Africa),FINKIELSZTEJN
(Marijampole, Lithuania),GRYNWALD (Marijampole & Liudvinavas,
Lithuania),KLEIN (Chicago, USA),KLEPPER / CLAPER (Iasi, Romania),PRENSKY
(Sakiai, Lithuania),RENTZLER (Roman,Romania and Manchester, England),SHER
(Siauliau, Lithuania),SMOLENSKI (Roman,Romania),TABER (Iasi, Romania & NY)


Strovitsa #general

Bea <blspabas@...>
 

Hello JGenners,

can anyone tell me where the place name of Strovitsa was, also what it would
be called now and where it may be today? I am researching a friends tree
but even though he told me it may have been somewhere in either Galicia,
Austria, Hungary, Poland or the Ukraine, I cannot find this place name
anywhere. I do not have any further information to go on, apart >from adding
that there is a Greek Strovitsa but the Greek one is not the one I am
looking for.

Hope you can help and thank you

B.Shiel (London) blspabas@...


Re: Marriage out of New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

JOECYP@... wrote: "after
arriving in America he used his father's name Jacob for a time
(even while his father was alive in Galicia ..."

On my family tree I have two brothers both living in New Jersey in the
same local area. One was called Louis and his brother was Jacob L or
JL and for a period of time JL also called himself Louis. So I have
two brothers inthe same local area using the same name. Try and sort
that one out on things like the Census ... its enough to drive you to
drink!

Allan Jordan


Why Go to Bad Kudowa #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

In Germany in those days, as in the Catskills in the 1950s, it was
common for the women & children to take a vacation without their
husbands. One didn't have to be hugely wealthy, just middle class.

Best, Steve Orlen Tucson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Strovitsa #general

Bea <blspabas@...>
 

Hello JGenners,

can anyone tell me where the place name of Strovitsa was, also what it would
be called now and where it may be today? I am researching a friends tree
but even though he told me it may have been somewhere in either Galicia,
Austria, Hungary, Poland or the Ukraine, I cannot find this place name
anywhere. I do not have any further information to go on, apart >from adding
that there is a Greek Strovitsa but the Greek one is not the one I am
looking for.

Hope you can help and thank you

B.Shiel (London) blspabas@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Marriage out of New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

JOECYP@... wrote: "after
arriving in America he used his father's name Jacob for a time
(even while his father was alive in Galicia ..."

On my family tree I have two brothers both living in New Jersey in the
same local area. One was called Louis and his brother was Jacob L or
JL and for a period of time JL also called himself Louis. So I have
two brothers inthe same local area using the same name. Try and sort
that one out on things like the Census ... its enough to drive you to
drink!

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Why Go to Bad Kudowa #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

In Germany in those days, as in the Catskills in the 1950s, it was
common for the women & children to take a vacation without their
husbands. One didn't have to be hugely wealthy, just middle class.

Best, Steve Orlen Tucson


Vasilkov Ukraine #general

fred singer <fredor@...>
 

I'm looking for information of my family grandparents - who I was told lived
in Vasilkov where my father and mother were born. Their names were
ZINGERENKO (Father) and LISHAK (Mother) Both names are as I remember them
from stories >from my parents. How do I do this?
Fred E Singer
(fredor@...)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vasilkov Ukraine #general

fred singer <fredor@...>
 

I'm looking for information of my family grandparents - who I was told lived
in Vasilkov where my father and mother were born. Their names were
ZINGERENKO (Father) and LISHAK (Mother) Both names are as I remember them
from stories >from my parents. How do I do this?
Fred E Singer
(fredor@...)


HECHT Family from Oberzell #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am interested in hearing >from anyone with connections to the HECHT family
from Oberzell. The family seems to have intermarried repeatedly with my
MARX family >from Zuentersbach and Sterbfritz.

Some of the HECHT family that I am aware of are:

Maier HECHT - born 1833 Zuentersbach - married MARX
Maier HECHT - born 1820 Oberzell - married MARX
David HECHT - born 1777 died 1854 Sterbfritz
Mendel Hecht - son of David - born 1809 Sterbfritz
Jetta HECHT - daughter of Mendel - born 1856 Sterbfritz
Schannette (Jeanette) HECHT - born 1840 Oberzell - married MARX
Samuel HECHT - born mid 1700s
Sons of Samuel:
Israel - born 1804 Oberzell
Moses - born 1807 Oberzell
Mayer - born 1813 Oberzell - married MARX
Isaac - born 1814 Oberzell

There are also siblings Jacob and Jeanette HECHT >from Oberzell who
immigrated to the States in 1853 and settled in NY.

I have additional information on many of the people I mentioned, and there
are additional people who I didn't mention. Even if you don't see a name
here, but do have a HECHT connection, please contact me.

Thanks very much!

All the best,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Moshav Mishmeret
linda.shefler@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HECHT Family from Oberzell #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am interested in hearing >from anyone with connections to the HECHT family
from Oberzell. The family seems to have intermarried repeatedly with my
MARX family >from Zuentersbach and Sterbfritz.

Some of the HECHT family that I am aware of are:

Maier HECHT - born 1833 Zuentersbach - married MARX
Maier HECHT - born 1820 Oberzell - married MARX
David HECHT - born 1777 died 1854 Sterbfritz
Mendel Hecht - son of David - born 1809 Sterbfritz
Jetta HECHT - daughter of Mendel - born 1856 Sterbfritz
Schannette (Jeanette) HECHT - born 1840 Oberzell - married MARX
Samuel HECHT - born mid 1700s
Sons of Samuel:
Israel - born 1804 Oberzell
Moses - born 1807 Oberzell
Mayer - born 1813 Oberzell - married MARX
Isaac - born 1814 Oberzell

There are also siblings Jacob and Jeanette HECHT >from Oberzell who
immigrated to the States in 1853 and settled in NY.

I have additional information on many of the people I mentioned, and there
are additional people who I didn't mention. Even if you don't see a name
here, but do have a HECHT connection, please contact me.

Thanks very much!

All the best,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Moshav Mishmeret
linda.shefler@...


RIVLIN Family Gathering of 5000 Participants #general

Jules Feldman
 

In October 2009 we will be holding in Jerusalem a Gathering of the
RIVLIN family. Our previous family gathering took place in 1980
with 2600 of the family present. We are inviting all descendants
of Shlomo Zalman Rivlin who lived in Shklov, Belarus in the mid 18th
Century. We will not be surprised if it attracts 5000 members of the
family .

I am interested to know if JewishGenners have participated in similarly
large gatherings and what advice they can give our organising commitee.

Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RIVLIN Family Gathering of 5000 Participants #general

Jules Feldman
 

In October 2009 we will be holding in Jerusalem a Gathering of the
RIVLIN family. Our previous family gathering took place in 1980
with 2600 of the family present. We are inviting all descendants
of Shlomo Zalman Rivlin who lived in Shklov, Belarus in the mid 18th
Century. We will not be surprised if it attracts 5000 members of the
family .

I am interested to know if JewishGenners have participated in similarly
large gatherings and what advice they can give our organising commitee.

Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel


Re: More Counties Added to On-Line Ireland Census 1911 #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

The counties which have been added onto the 1911 Irish Census should be
noted as to their locations in order for researchers to understand what they
are looking for.

Counties Antrim and Down are in Northern Ireland and County Kerry is in the
Republic of Ireland or Southern Ireland.

County Antrim's major city is the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast.

County Down contains parts of Belfast and a number of small places.

County Kerry contains such well-known towns as Killarney, Listowel and
Tralee.

Given these locations, one might wonder how many Jews might actually be
living in these places. Instances can be found by searching for well-known
Irish Jewish family names as follows:

You will find many COHENs listed in the Census, with 65 listed in Antrim, 3
in Down, and none in Kerry. However, you may also find that a proportion of
them are listed as non-Jews such as the family in County Down who were
originally >from Dublin and were listed as Church of England.

What follows are several references to Belfast families found in the Census.

Samuel and Florence CLEIN and their daughter Annie are listed as Jews in
Belfast. Samuel was a furniture dealer born in Russia as was his wife,
whilst his daughter was born in Belfast City.

Sarah LEVITAS was listed as Jewish and born in Zagare, Lithuania. The entry
stated that she was married, but she was listed as head of household and
there is no mention of her husband. Her children, Rebecca and Benjamin,
were born in Bangor, Wales, and her boarder, Samuel Corb, was born in
Schudi, Lithuania.

Isaac LEVITAS and his wife were born in Russia. One of their children was
born in England and the other in Belfast.

Frank WINE, was a jeweler, born in Russia. His wife Julia Nathan Wine, was
born in Manchester, and their two children, were born in Belfast. They
even had a visitor, a Mark SUGDEN, a wallpaper merchant, who was >from
Manchester.

Samuel Samuels, was formerly Dmitrovski and born in Kamentetz Litovsk,
Poland. He arrived in Belfast on August 15, 1910, and was just beginning
his stay there when he was captured on the 1911 Census. He later became a
wealthy draper.

One of the most notable of Belfast Jews, Sir Otto JAFFE, was not listed in
the Census. His family originally came >from Schwerin, Germany, and he
served as Mayor of Belfast and was the largest exporter of Irish linen in
the world. It was known that he left Belfast in 1916 for London, but he
should have been in Belfast in 1911. Of further interest in regard to the
Jaffe family is Arthur and Marie JAFFE. Arthur, a barrister, and his wife,
refused to state their religion. Arthur may have been the son of Sir Otto
Jaffe.

Another Belfast Jew who is missing >from the Census was Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi
Herzog, who only became Rabbi of Belfast in 1916 and therefore was not there
in 1911 to be counted. He was the father of the sixth President of Israel,
Chaim Herzog, who was born in Belfast in 1918.

So, as one can see, the Census is of great interest particularly as it lists
places of birth and can lead a researcher to locate pertinent birth records
whose location might not have readily been known. This also confirms the
movement of the members of the Jewish community in these counties.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: More Counties Added to On-Line Ireland Census 1911 #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

The counties which have been added onto the 1911 Irish Census should be
noted as to their locations in order for researchers to understand what they
are looking for.

Counties Antrim and Down are in Northern Ireland and County Kerry is in the
Republic of Ireland or Southern Ireland.

County Antrim's major city is the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast.

County Down contains parts of Belfast and a number of small places.

County Kerry contains such well-known towns as Killarney, Listowel and
Tralee.

Given these locations, one might wonder how many Jews might actually be
living in these places. Instances can be found by searching for well-known
Irish Jewish family names as follows:

You will find many COHENs listed in the Census, with 65 listed in Antrim, 3
in Down, and none in Kerry. However, you may also find that a proportion of
them are listed as non-Jews such as the family in County Down who were
originally >from Dublin and were listed as Church of England.

What follows are several references to Belfast families found in the Census.

Samuel and Florence CLEIN and their daughter Annie are listed as Jews in
Belfast. Samuel was a furniture dealer born in Russia as was his wife,
whilst his daughter was born in Belfast City.

Sarah LEVITAS was listed as Jewish and born in Zagare, Lithuania. The entry
stated that she was married, but she was listed as head of household and
there is no mention of her husband. Her children, Rebecca and Benjamin,
were born in Bangor, Wales, and her boarder, Samuel Corb, was born in
Schudi, Lithuania.

Isaac LEVITAS and his wife were born in Russia. One of their children was
born in England and the other in Belfast.

Frank WINE, was a jeweler, born in Russia. His wife Julia Nathan Wine, was
born in Manchester, and their two children, were born in Belfast. They
even had a visitor, a Mark SUGDEN, a wallpaper merchant, who was >from
Manchester.

Samuel Samuels, was formerly Dmitrovski and born in Kamentetz Litovsk,
Poland. He arrived in Belfast on August 15, 1910, and was just beginning
his stay there when he was captured on the 1911 Census. He later became a
wealthy draper.

One of the most notable of Belfast Jews, Sir Otto JAFFE, was not listed in
the Census. His family originally came >from Schwerin, Germany, and he
served as Mayor of Belfast and was the largest exporter of Irish linen in
the world. It was known that he left Belfast in 1916 for London, but he
should have been in Belfast in 1911. Of further interest in regard to the
Jaffe family is Arthur and Marie JAFFE. Arthur, a barrister, and his wife,
refused to state their religion. Arthur may have been the son of Sir Otto
Jaffe.

Another Belfast Jew who is missing >from the Census was Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi
Herzog, who only became Rabbi of Belfast in 1916 and therefore was not there
in 1911 to be counted. He was the father of the sixth President of Israel,
Chaim Herzog, who was born in Belfast in 1918.

So, as one can see, the Census is of great interest particularly as it lists
places of birth and can lead a researcher to locate pertinent birth records
whose location might not have readily been known. This also confirms the
movement of the members of the Jewish community in these counties.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Re: Jewish Community in Ireland #general

DIGITAL PIX (Anne BREST) <digitalphoto@...>
 

Hi Jewishgenners

In response to the article by Jan Meisels Allen, as follows

" While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States. Therefore it is worth checking the database"

I would like to say that I am Jewish and >from Ireland, although I have
lived in South Africa now for the past 48 years, and there was a thriving
community there, at its peak in the 1950's with approximately 5,000 Jews
living there. They lived in the main cities like Dublin, Cork, and Belfast
(Northern Ireland) but also in other smaller towns as well.

Our collective Grandparents came over >from Lithuania, and Latvia (as well as
a few families >from Mid Europe) and settled there.

There is still a Jewish community in Dublin, with Rabbi LENT (a Chabad
couple, Zalmond and Rifky LENT) as their Rabbi, and whilst it is not the
thriving community it once was, (in numbers), it is still a wonderful
community.

I would also like to mention, that my very good friend >from Dublin, Stuart
ROSENBLATT, has a database of every single solitary Jew who ever took a
breath on the shores of Ireland (aka "the oul sod") . This database has
over 45,000 names and I have Stuart's permission to give his email address
to anyone who would like to contact him [see note below -- Mod.]

Sincerly (and "Up the Irish"!!!!)

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa

Researching - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN, BENSON,
SEIDER (Krustpils, Latvia ], MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania) GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (near Chelm,
Poland) and NASATIR (Lithuania)

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has a firm policy of never posting any third-party
personal contact information with or without permission (official contact
information may be posted). Stuart Rosenblatt's e-mail address can be found
in the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives, which is linked >from the
JewishGen home page, www.jewishgen.org (login necessary).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Community in Ireland #general

DIGITAL PIX (Anne BREST) <digitalphoto@...>
 

Hi Jewishgenners

In response to the article by Jan Meisels Allen, as follows

" While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States. Therefore it is worth checking the database"

I would like to say that I am Jewish and >from Ireland, although I have
lived in South Africa now for the past 48 years, and there was a thriving
community there, at its peak in the 1950's with approximately 5,000 Jews
living there. They lived in the main cities like Dublin, Cork, and Belfast
(Northern Ireland) but also in other smaller towns as well.

Our collective Grandparents came over >from Lithuania, and Latvia (as well as
a few families >from Mid Europe) and settled there.

There is still a Jewish community in Dublin, with Rabbi LENT (a Chabad
couple, Zalmond and Rifky LENT) as their Rabbi, and whilst it is not the
thriving community it once was, (in numbers), it is still a wonderful
community.

I would also like to mention, that my very good friend >from Dublin, Stuart
ROSENBLATT, has a database of every single solitary Jew who ever took a
breath on the shores of Ireland (aka "the oul sod") . This database has
over 45,000 names and I have Stuart's permission to give his email address
to anyone who would like to contact him [see note below -- Mod.]

Sincerly (and "Up the Irish"!!!!)

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa

Researching - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN, BENSON,
SEIDER (Krustpils, Latvia ], MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania) GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (near Chelm,
Poland) and NASATIR (Lithuania)

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has a firm policy of never posting any third-party
personal contact information with or without permission (official contact
information may be posted). Stuart Rosenblatt's e-mail address can be found
in the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives, which is linked >from the
JewishGen home page, www.jewishgen.org (login necessary).


Call for Papers for IAJGS Conference #hungary

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

Dear All,

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia have issued a
request for presentation proposals for the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Sheraton Center City
Hotel in Philadelphia >from Sunday, August 2 through Friday, August 7,
2009.

The organizers are looking for proposals for presentations on topics
of interest to genealogists and historical researchers. Proposals for
workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New presentations
(i.e., those that have not been offered at the last three IAJGS
Conferences) are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research.

JewishGen's Hungarian SIG has some funds available to assist
researchers >from abroad who can speak or participate in panel
discussions on topics of particular interest to those of us who are
researching families with roots in greater Hungary. Please contact me
directly if you are interested in H-SIG sponsorship.

We are also looking for ideas for the Hungarian SIG luncheon. If you
have any or are willing to coordinate this event, please let me know.

More information about submitting proposals is available at https://www.philly2009.org/call_for_papers.cfm

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
vkahn@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary Call for Papers for IAJGS Conference #hungary

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

Dear All,

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia have issued a
request for presentation proposals for the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Sheraton Center City
Hotel in Philadelphia >from Sunday, August 2 through Friday, August 7,
2009.

The organizers are looking for proposals for presentations on topics
of interest to genealogists and historical researchers. Proposals for
workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New presentations
(i.e., those that have not been offered at the last three IAJGS
Conferences) are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research.

JewishGen's Hungarian SIG has some funds available to assist
researchers >from abroad who can speak or participate in panel
discussions on topics of particular interest to those of us who are
researching families with roots in greater Hungary. Please contact me
directly if you are interested in H-SIG sponsorship.

We are also looking for ideas for the Hungarian SIG luncheon. If you
have any or are willing to coordinate this event, please let me know.

More information about submitting proposals is available at https://www.philly2009.org/call_for_papers.cfm

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
vkahn@...