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Olga's resignation #lithuania

Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

I know I'm not the only one who is indebted to Olga. She has been
incredibly organized, prompt, and responsive, and it's a pleasure to
publicly acknowledge her help.

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX

Subject: My resignations
From: "Olga Zabludoff" <ozabludoff@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 10:36:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

This is to notify Litvak researchers that I resigned last week >from the
positions of District Research Groups Coordinator and member of the
LitvakSIG Board of Directors.

In my District Research Groups work I "met" large numbers of Litvaks
whom I enjoyed helping and >from whom I learned in turn. I wish to thank
all of you for sharing your families with me and for the support you have
given to the District Groups project.

With best wishes,

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


OLGA ZABLUDOFF RESIGNATION #lithuania

Bonnie Frederics <bfrederics@...>
 

Dear Olga,

It is with sadness that I read of your resigning >from your position in the
LitvakSIG groups. You've always been so incredibly helpful and
knowledgeable. We (my family) owe you a debt of gratitude for helping us
find our ADELSON Butrimantz family, for without your books we would still be
wondering what happened to my great-grandmother and some of her children.
Additionally, because of that information, we found surviving family members
in Israel and have established connections with family we thought lost to us
forever. It was truly a mitzvah.

Kind regards,
Bonnie Zeisler Frederics
Tucson, AZ
bfrederics@gmail.com

------------------------------------

Subject: My resignations
From: "Olga Zabludoff" <ozabludoff@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 10:36:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

This is to notify Litvak researchers that I resigned last week >from the
positions of District Research Groups Coordinator and member of the
LitvakSIG Board of Directors.

In my District Research Groups work I "met" large numbers of Litvaks whom I
enjoyed helping and >from whom I learned in turn. I wish to thank all of you
for sharing your families with me and for the support you have given to the
District Groups project.

With best wishes,

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Olga's resignation #lithuania

Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

I know I'm not the only one who is indebted to Olga. She has been
incredibly organized, prompt, and responsive, and it's a pleasure to
publicly acknowledge her help.

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX

Subject: My resignations
From: "Olga Zabludoff" <ozabludoff@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 10:36:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

This is to notify Litvak researchers that I resigned last week >from the
positions of District Research Groups Coordinator and member of the
LitvakSIG Board of Directors.

In my District Research Groups work I "met" large numbers of Litvaks
whom I enjoyed helping and >from whom I learned in turn. I wish to thank
all of you for sharing your families with me and for the support you have
given to the District Groups project.

With best wishes,

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania OLGA ZABLUDOFF RESIGNATION #lithuania

Bonnie Frederics <bfrederics@...>
 

Dear Olga,

It is with sadness that I read of your resigning >from your position in the
LitvakSIG groups. You've always been so incredibly helpful and
knowledgeable. We (my family) owe you a debt of gratitude for helping us
find our ADELSON Butrimantz family, for without your books we would still be
wondering what happened to my great-grandmother and some of her children.
Additionally, because of that information, we found surviving family members
in Israel and have established connections with family we thought lost to us
forever. It was truly a mitzvah.

Kind regards,
Bonnie Zeisler Frederics
Tucson, AZ
bfrederics@gmail.com

------------------------------------

Subject: My resignations
From: "Olga Zabludoff" <ozabludoff@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 10:36:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

This is to notify Litvak researchers that I resigned last week >from the
positions of District Research Groups Coordinator and member of the
LitvakSIG Board of Directors.

In my District Research Groups work I "met" large numbers of Litvaks whom I
enjoyed helping and >from whom I learned in turn. I wish to thank all of you
for sharing your families with me and for the support you have given to the
District Groups project.

With best wishes,

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


Internal Passports - success story #lithuania

Carol <saftacarol@...>
 

It is important to share our success stories so that others will know that
answers can be found in this important project.

My family on both sides came >from the small remote village Kopcheve
(Kapciamiestis). We have been a core of three serious researchers and have
come up with much information over the years. The story in the village, when
I first visited in 2001, was that the last Jew [who survived the Holocaust
and who returned to live, work and ultimate die in Kopcheve] was Leizer
HOFMAN. I insisted that he was not a relative of mine; I declared that
Hoffman was a surname taken in in the US at the turn of the 20th century.
The village elders also told me a tale that a sister of Leizer's survived,
she had a daughter who had a daughter who was in "Palestine". That was all
back in 2001.

Friends - the story continues. First an drip of information came up showing
that Leizer's mother was a relative of mine. Years passed. Along came the
Internal Passports, and ..... Leizer had siblings - all listed in one of the
sister's passports. That led to a trail of further research.

Yes - you guessed it! Leizer's great niece does live in Israel with her
husband and son.

Success! Absolutely. I bow to all who are involved and working so diligently
on the project, and I turn to fellow Litvaks with an appeal to continue to
support every project that you possibly can.

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv
shtetl: Kapciamiestis
families: OFCHINSKY, KOVALSKY, HOFMAN, NOVAK


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Internal Passports - success story #lithuania

Carol <saftacarol@...>
 

It is important to share our success stories so that others will know that
answers can be found in this important project.

My family on both sides came >from the small remote village Kopcheve
(Kapciamiestis). We have been a core of three serious researchers and have
come up with much information over the years. The story in the village, when
I first visited in 2001, was that the last Jew [who survived the Holocaust
and who returned to live, work and ultimate die in Kopcheve] was Leizer
HOFMAN. I insisted that he was not a relative of mine; I declared that
Hoffman was a surname taken in in the US at the turn of the 20th century.
The village elders also told me a tale that a sister of Leizer's survived,
she had a daughter who had a daughter who was in "Palestine". That was all
back in 2001.

Friends - the story continues. First an drip of information came up showing
that Leizer's mother was a relative of mine. Years passed. Along came the
Internal Passports, and ..... Leizer had siblings - all listed in one of the
sister's passports. That led to a trail of further research.

Yes - you guessed it! Leizer's great niece does live in Israel with her
husband and son.

Success! Absolutely. I bow to all who are involved and working so diligently
on the project, and I turn to fellow Litvaks with an appeal to continue to
support every project that you possibly can.

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv
shtetl: Kapciamiestis
families: OFCHINSKY, KOVALSKY, HOFMAN, NOVAK


Looking for JULIY/JULIUS DRIBINOWITSCH, DRIBINOWITZ family #lithuania

Robert Alexander Rene Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

Hello,

I'm looking for documents/photos about JULIY/JULIUS DRIBINOWITZ /
DRIBINOWITSCH, husband of my late great-grandaunt GUTE/AUGUSTE
NIKOLAIJEWSKA LISSNER named HIRSCHFELD >from Riga (daughter of the
technical director NIKOLAI/ELCHONE/ LISSNER named HIRSCHFELD >from
Riga and ALEXANDRA/SHASCHE SARA/ ISAAKOVNA, nee KEILMANN >from Riga).
Both were married 1899 in Riga/Latvia.

I can't find any documents into the Jewishgen databases about the
Dribinowitz family. It can be, that the DRIBINOWITSCH family was
originally >from the Memel aerea (city Krottingen)or >from Lithuania?)

Robert Alexander Rene Dupuis

Looking for: ISAKOWITZ/ISAKOWITSCH >from Friedrichstadt/Latvia;
KRETSCHMANN/KRETSCHMER/KRETCHMAN >from Jelgava/Mitau and St.
Petersburg/Russia; KEILMANN/KEYLEMAN >from Liepaja, Sloca, Riga;
HOLLENDER >from Jelgava/Mitau and Riga; LISSNER named HIRSCHFELD
from Riga; KANTOROWITZ/KANTOROVICH >from Slonim and Vilnius;
MENDELSOHN >from Jelgava/Mitau and Riga; DRIBINOWITZ >from Memel/Prussia,
Krottingen/Prussia, Riga; Lithuania; SPEYER >from Riga; COHN >from
Sloca and Riga; KARPEL >from Riga and St.Petersburg/Russia; POROGOVD
from Riga, FRIEDMANN >from Bjelostock and Riga; CINMAN/ZINNEMANN >from
Riga, JUNGIERMANN and SZTATLER >from Olkusz/Poland


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for JULIY/JULIUS DRIBINOWITSCH, DRIBINOWITZ family #lithuania

Robert Alexander Rene Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

Hello,

I'm looking for documents/photos about JULIY/JULIUS DRIBINOWITZ /
DRIBINOWITSCH, husband of my late great-grandaunt GUTE/AUGUSTE
NIKOLAIJEWSKA LISSNER named HIRSCHFELD >from Riga (daughter of the
technical director NIKOLAI/ELCHONE/ LISSNER named HIRSCHFELD >from
Riga and ALEXANDRA/SHASCHE SARA/ ISAAKOVNA, nee KEILMANN >from Riga).
Both were married 1899 in Riga/Latvia.

I can't find any documents into the Jewishgen databases about the
Dribinowitz family. It can be, that the DRIBINOWITSCH family was
originally >from the Memel aerea (city Krottingen)or >from Lithuania?)

Robert Alexander Rene Dupuis

Looking for: ISAKOWITZ/ISAKOWITSCH >from Friedrichstadt/Latvia;
KRETSCHMANN/KRETSCHMER/KRETCHMAN >from Jelgava/Mitau and St.
Petersburg/Russia; KEILMANN/KEYLEMAN >from Liepaja, Sloca, Riga;
HOLLENDER >from Jelgava/Mitau and Riga; LISSNER named HIRSCHFELD
from Riga; KANTOROWITZ/KANTOROVICH >from Slonim and Vilnius;
MENDELSOHN >from Jelgava/Mitau and Riga; DRIBINOWITZ >from Memel/Prussia,
Krottingen/Prussia, Riga; Lithuania; SPEYER >from Riga; COHN >from
Sloca and Riga; KARPEL >from Riga and St.Petersburg/Russia; POROGOVD
from Riga, FRIEDMANN >from Bjelostock and Riga; CINMAN/ZINNEMANN >from
Riga, JUNGIERMANN and SZTATLER >from Olkusz/Poland


Plunge to Zhaskov, Ukraine #lithuania

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

After an amazing email / internet journey of at least a year, I just
received and had translated a 1907 passport for a man, Irmij /
Yeremiah REST, son of Yankel / Jacob >from Zhaskov, Ukraine. This
amazing find linked the REST family in Argentina to my REST family from
Ukraine (and before that, Plunge Lithuania). Needless to say, this
was an exciting event in my never-ending genealogical search!

I first had notice of Irmel (grandfather of the above) leaving
Plunge in 1847(along with many others >from Plunge) to "Kherson".
Apparently, they stopped along the way and stayed in Zhaskov, in Kiev
gubernia. I had heard that often times, those moving to Kherson gubernia
never really made it the entire distance, and I'm thinking that perhaps
this was the case with this family.

I am now searching for more information on this area and links to
others who might have relations, also originally >from Plunge, or
Lithuania in general. In addition, I would like to hear >from others
who had relatives >from this area leaving for Argentina. There is
another piece to this puzzle:

Another REST family member, Sonia/Sarah, left Ukraine for Argentina a
year after the above-mentioned Irmij. I am pretty certain that they
were brother and sister--she a year apart in age >from her brother.
They were young-- she 19 and he 18 years old when they left Ukraine.
However, the (Hamburg) ship manifest indicates that this woman,
Sonia, was >from "Nowopawlowka". I am wondering if, perhaps, this
could possibly be referring to Pavlivka, 36 miles >from Zhaskov. I know
that there are many Novopawlowkas in Ukraine. Just wondering
reaching to make a connection here. It is not on the list of Jewish
communities on shtetlseeker.


Elaine Bush
erbush@phch.org
http://elainebush.tribalpages.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Since the scope of this discussion group is Litvak
research, please respond privately with information about Ukraine.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Plunge to Zhaskov, Ukraine #lithuania

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

After an amazing email / internet journey of at least a year, I just
received and had translated a 1907 passport for a man, Irmij /
Yeremiah REST, son of Yankel / Jacob >from Zhaskov, Ukraine. This
amazing find linked the REST family in Argentina to my REST family from
Ukraine (and before that, Plunge Lithuania). Needless to say, this
was an exciting event in my never-ending genealogical search!

I first had notice of Irmel (grandfather of the above) leaving
Plunge in 1847(along with many others >from Plunge) to "Kherson".
Apparently, they stopped along the way and stayed in Zhaskov, in Kiev
gubernia. I had heard that often times, those moving to Kherson gubernia
never really made it the entire distance, and I'm thinking that perhaps
this was the case with this family.

I am now searching for more information on this area and links to
others who might have relations, also originally >from Plunge, or
Lithuania in general. In addition, I would like to hear >from others
who had relatives >from this area leaving for Argentina. There is
another piece to this puzzle:

Another REST family member, Sonia/Sarah, left Ukraine for Argentina a
year after the above-mentioned Irmij. I am pretty certain that they
were brother and sister--she a year apart in age >from her brother.
They were young-- she 19 and he 18 years old when they left Ukraine.
However, the (Hamburg) ship manifest indicates that this woman,
Sonia, was >from "Nowopawlowka". I am wondering if, perhaps, this
could possibly be referring to Pavlivka, 36 miles >from Zhaskov. I know
that there are many Novopawlowkas in Ukraine. Just wondering
reaching to make a connection here. It is not on the list of Jewish
communities on shtetlseeker.


Elaine Bush
erbush@phch.org
http://elainebush.tribalpages.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Since the scope of this discussion group is Litvak
research, please respond privately with information about Ukraine.


Brest-Litovsk Birth #belarus

Barbara Musikar
 

My grandfather, Abe KLEMPNER and his siblings were born in Brest-Litovsk and
lived there
until they left for the United States at the turn of the last century. While
a researcher was not able to locate my grandfather's 1883 birth record in
the Minsk archives, he was able to locate the marriage record of of my
grandfather's eldest sister and a birth record of a younger sister who died
in infancy. Since my great grandparents were born and lived originally in
Kobryn a city about 50 miles east of Brest-Litovsk, the family was
registered in Kobryn even though they had changed their residence to
Brest-Litovsk by 1880. I hope that this is helpful.

Barbara Musikar
President JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
VP Programming


Belarus SIG #Belarus Brest-Litovsk Birth #belarus

Barbara Musikar
 

My grandfather, Abe KLEMPNER and his siblings were born in Brest-Litovsk and
lived there
until they left for the United States at the turn of the last century. While
a researcher was not able to locate my grandfather's 1883 birth record in
the Minsk archives, he was able to locate the marriage record of of my
grandfather's eldest sister and a birth record of a younger sister who died
in infancy. Since my great grandparents were born and lived originally in
Kobryn a city about 50 miles east of Brest-Litovsk, the family was
registered in Kobryn even though they had changed their residence to
Brest-Litovsk by 1880. I hope that this is helpful.

Barbara Musikar
President JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
VP Programming


Cantor training #hungary

John Berkeley <john.berkeley@...>
 

H-SIGers,

According to family sources, my father Jakub Berkovic left Chust in=20
the mid-1930s to train as a cantor in Berlin. If anyone can suggest=20
where I should look for further information on where he might have=20
trained, I should be most grateful. Also, the reasons why he might have=20
gone to Berlin rather than somewhere closer.

John Berkeley (Berkovic)
Warwick, UK
john.berkeley@tiscali.co.uk

Researching: GLUCK, BERKOVIC, WIEZEL (Chust and surrounding area)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Cantor training #hungary

John Berkeley <john.berkeley@...>
 

H-SIGers,

According to family sources, my father Jakub Berkovic left Chust in=20
the mid-1930s to train as a cantor in Berlin. If anyone can suggest=20
where I should look for further information on where he might have=20
trained, I should be most grateful. Also, the reasons why he might have=20
gone to Berlin rather than somewhere closer.

John Berkeley (Berkovic)
Warwick, UK
john.berkeley@tiscali.co.uk

Researching: GLUCK, BERKOVIC, WIEZEL (Chust and surrounding area)


The Vienna Turkish (Sephardic) Community- Birth Register is online! #sephardic

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Dear all,

I am very pleased to tell you that the Birth Register of the Vienna Turkish
(Sephardic) Community has been completely indexed and is now online.

The data includes: 1. The register page & register row number; 2. The birth
dates; 3. The Newborns surname and given names; 4. The sex of the Newborn,
5. One child birth or twins, 6. The surnames and given names of the fathers
and the mothers, 7. The birth dates and places of the mothers' 8. The
midwives' full names and the mohalim (circumciser)full names.

1440 newborns for the years 1832-1938. A total of nearly 4,750 persons!

Many Sephardic surnames found in Vienna Turkish Community had their origins
in the Ottoman Empire territories, but especially in Serbia, Bulgaria and
Turkey.

A part of the Community members were of Ashkenazim..

The searchable database is located at:
http://www.sephardicgen.com/databases/viennaBirthsSrchFrm.html

Finally I would like to sincerely thank Dr. Jeffrey Malka who took on
himself to scan the register for me. After it was indexed he created a
search engine (thanks to Steve Morse) and added this database to the others
found on his own website:

http://www.sephardicgen.com/databases/databases.html

Very soon the Marriage register of the Turkish Community of Vienna will be
online. I will inform you in time.

Shalom,

Mathilde A. Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society

MODERATOR NOTE: As a noncommercial site unaffiliated with JewishGen, the
SephardicGen site is entitled to one update with brief descriptions of its
new offerings during the first week of each month. This is the February update.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim The Vienna Turkish (Sephardic) Community- Birth Register is online! #sephardic

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Dear all,

I am very pleased to tell you that the Birth Register of the Vienna Turkish
(Sephardic) Community has been completely indexed and is now online.

The data includes: 1. The register page & register row number; 2. The birth
dates; 3. The Newborns surname and given names; 4. The sex of the Newborn,
5. One child birth or twins, 6. The surnames and given names of the fathers
and the mothers, 7. The birth dates and places of the mothers' 8. The
midwives' full names and the mohalim (circumciser)full names.

1440 newborns for the years 1832-1938. A total of nearly 4,750 persons!

Many Sephardic surnames found in Vienna Turkish Community had their origins
in the Ottoman Empire territories, but especially in Serbia, Bulgaria and
Turkey.

A part of the Community members were of Ashkenazim..

The searchable database is located at:
http://www.sephardicgen.com/databases/viennaBirthsSrchFrm.html

Finally I would like to sincerely thank Dr. Jeffrey Malka who took on
himself to scan the register for me. After it was indexed he created a
search engine (thanks to Steve Morse) and added this database to the others
found on his own website:

http://www.sephardicgen.com/databases/databases.html

Very soon the Marriage register of the Turkish Community of Vienna will be
online. I will inform you in time.

Shalom,

Mathilde A. Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society

MODERATOR NOTE: As a noncommercial site unaffiliated with JewishGen, the
SephardicGen site is entitled to one update with brief descriptions of its
new offerings during the first week of each month. This is the February update.


INTRO - researching ABRAHAM and HERZ families from BADEN #germany

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for over 25 years.
I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy research.
My previous research has been in Galicia which is still my primary focus.

I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA My native language is English and I stumble
around in Hebrew. I consider myself to be fairly expert in using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is also extensive.

Most of my family is >from Eastern Europe and my family tree is most developed
in those branches. The names I have entered in JGFF and their countries of
origin are again, mostly >from Galicia.

My primary research goals now are to find out how to research a family's
origins in Baden - the two people whose roots I am looking for are >from Baden
- Israel ABRAHAM and Rachel HERZ who came to the USA in 1868 as newly weds.
We have no record of family left behind in Baden nor other family members
traveling with them to the US where they settled in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Any help would be much appreciated

Janette Silverman Phoenix, Arizona <jsilverman@janette-silverman.com>

MODERATOR NOTE: Thanks for your INTRO, Janette. Questions about pre-1875
immigrants to the USA should also be sent to the Early American SIG.


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching ABRAHAM and HERZ families from BADEN #germany

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for over 25 years.
I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy research.
My previous research has been in Galicia which is still my primary focus.

I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA My native language is English and I stumble
around in Hebrew. I consider myself to be fairly expert in using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is also extensive.

Most of my family is >from Eastern Europe and my family tree is most developed
in those branches. The names I have entered in JGFF and their countries of
origin are again, mostly >from Galicia.

My primary research goals now are to find out how to research a family's
origins in Baden - the two people whose roots I am looking for are >from Baden
- Israel ABRAHAM and Rachel HERZ who came to the USA in 1868 as newly weds.
We have no record of family left behind in Baden nor other family members
traveling with them to the US where they settled in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Any help would be much appreciated

Janette Silverman Phoenix, Arizona <jsilverman@janette-silverman.com>

MODERATOR NOTE: Thanks for your INTRO, Janette. Questions about pre-1875
immigrants to the USA should also be sent to the Early American SIG.


Jewish surname "KREPSIG" - Thank you! #germany

richard may
 

Dear community,
Thank you to everyone who responded to my inquiry
regarding the Jewish surname "KREPSIG"!

Richard May < ferdlilac@yahoo.com > Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.


German SIG #Germany Jewish surname "KREPSIG" - Thank you! #germany

richard may
 

Dear community,
Thank you to everyone who responded to my inquiry
regarding the Jewish surname "KREPSIG"!

Richard May < ferdlilac@yahoo.com > Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.