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Bobruisk Project Fundraising Update #belarus

Sfingold
 

Thanks to all who replied--I heard >from some people via email and I'm hoping
even more people went directly to the JewishGenerosity page to donate.
(http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1)
Keep the donations coming. We'll get a financial report >from JewishGen at the
end of the month which will tell us how much progress we've made.

Still haven't found a volunteer to help coordinate the project.....Help would
be appreciated.

Thanks also to those of you who corrected my spelling error in the town name.
You can tell it's not a town I'm researching :-) but I learn fast.

Sharon Fingold
sfingold@...
Co-coordinator of the Belarus SIG who is not researching Bobruisk but
is happy for those who are


Belarus SIG #Belarus Bobruisk Project Fundraising Update #belarus

Sfingold
 

Thanks to all who replied--I heard >from some people via email and I'm hoping
even more people went directly to the JewishGenerosity page to donate.
(http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1)
Keep the donations coming. We'll get a financial report >from JewishGen at the
end of the month which will tell us how much progress we've made.

Still haven't found a volunteer to help coordinate the project.....Help would
be appreciated.

Thanks also to those of you who corrected my spelling error in the town name.
You can tell it's not a town I'm researching :-) but I learn fast.

Sharon Fingold
sfingold@...
Co-coordinator of the Belarus SIG who is not researching Bobruisk but
is happy for those who are


What's New at the Museum of Family History's Yiddish World #yiddish

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

Here's what's new in the Museum's Yiddish World:

--The final four chapters of Martin Boris' biography of Yiddish great
Maurice Schwartz, "Once a Kingdom," is now online. Click on the "enter" link
at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mschwartz-ok.htm.

--The Fischer Family: Hear a portion of the 1913 recording of the song "Wieg
Lied von Joschke Muzykant" (Lullaby >from Yoshke the Musician), sung in
Yiddish by Liza Barska Fischer, who acted in the Yiddish Theatre in Warsaw
and sadly perished in the Ghetto during the war.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/lyt-fischer-family.htm

--Some bookstores in the "real world" offer poetry and other literary
evenings where the author or others read >from their works or the works of
others. Within the Museum's new "Yiddish Vinkl Bookstore," you will be able
to read (and hear) works by authors of note. The first presentation are two
short poems written by a famed member of the Yung Vilne literary group named
Peretz Miransky. The short poems are written and spoken in Yiddish. The
virtual bookstore can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yiddish-vinkl.htm . On this page, you can also
read about two books, one written by Joel Schechter about the Yiddish
theatre, the other a book of poems written in 1940s by Selma
Meerbaum-Eisinger of Czernowitz.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yiddish-vinkl.htm

--I recently attended the 12th annual International Association of Yiddish
Clubs conference in La Jolla, California. The theme of the conference was
"Czernowitz: 100 Years Later," i.e. in 1908 the big Czernowitz conference
was held to discuss the future of the Yiddish language. I will be creating
pages with transcripts of many of these talks (with the permission of all),
one of which deals with "melodrama and the Shund." There were other talks
that might be of interest to you all. It will just take time to transcribe
all the talks, etc.

Enjoy. Remember that if you have any material you think might be of interest
to others regarding the Yiddish theatre and vaudeville, please let me know.


Best,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@...


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre What's New at the Museum of Family History's Yiddish World #yiddish

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

Here's what's new in the Museum's Yiddish World:

--The final four chapters of Martin Boris' biography of Yiddish great
Maurice Schwartz, "Once a Kingdom," is now online. Click on the "enter" link
at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mschwartz-ok.htm.

--The Fischer Family: Hear a portion of the 1913 recording of the song "Wieg
Lied von Joschke Muzykant" (Lullaby >from Yoshke the Musician), sung in
Yiddish by Liza Barska Fischer, who acted in the Yiddish Theatre in Warsaw
and sadly perished in the Ghetto during the war.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/lyt-fischer-family.htm

--Some bookstores in the "real world" offer poetry and other literary
evenings where the author or others read >from their works or the works of
others. Within the Museum's new "Yiddish Vinkl Bookstore," you will be able
to read (and hear) works by authors of note. The first presentation are two
short poems written by a famed member of the Yung Vilne literary group named
Peretz Miransky. The short poems are written and spoken in Yiddish. The
virtual bookstore can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yiddish-vinkl.htm . On this page, you can also
read about two books, one written by Joel Schechter about the Yiddish
theatre, the other a book of poems written in 1940s by Selma
Meerbaum-Eisinger of Czernowitz.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yiddish-vinkl.htm

--I recently attended the 12th annual International Association of Yiddish
Clubs conference in La Jolla, California. The theme of the conference was
"Czernowitz: 100 Years Later," i.e. in 1908 the big Czernowitz conference
was held to discuss the future of the Yiddish language. I will be creating
pages with transcripts of many of these talks (with the permission of all),
one of which deals with "melodrama and the Shund." There were other talks
that might be of interest to you all. It will just take time to transcribe
all the talks, etc.

Enjoy. Remember that if you have any material you think might be of interest
to others regarding the Yiddish theatre and vaudeville, please let me know.


Best,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@...


ZEISELBERG / SEISELBERG and related BIRNBAUM #galicia

Philippe Volvovic <philippe.volvovic@...>
 

Hello all,

I'm researching the family of Rabbi Aron Dawid ZEISELBERG / SEISELBERG
from Wielopole Skrzynskie and Ropczyce and related BIRNBAUM family
from Sokolow Malopolski. Any information will be most appreciated.
Please reply privately.

Thank you,

Philippe Volvovic
Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ZEISELBERG / SEISELBERG and related BIRNBAUM #galicia

Philippe Volvovic <philippe.volvovic@...>
 

Hello all,

I'm researching the family of Rabbi Aron Dawid ZEISELBERG / SEISELBERG
from Wielopole Skrzynskie and Ropczyce and related BIRNBAUM family
from Sokolow Malopolski. Any information will be most appreciated.
Please reply privately.

Thank you,

Philippe Volvovic
Israel


The birth, death and rebirth of Scheindel ROTH #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer
 

On my tree is a great aunt Scheindel ROTH.

All I have is her death certificate, showing that she passed away on 4
May 1882, at the age of 2 years.

>from this certificate, I was able to assume that she was born around 1880.

I recently discovered documentation showing that she was rather alive
and well and living near Mukacheve, marrying and raising a family, all
of which, unfortunately, were killed in Auschwitz in 1944.

Has anyone heard of a child having been registered as dead, only to have
not been dead at all?

Thank you.

Amos ZEZMER
Yerres, France
Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH and BLEIER in Vel'ky Kapusany (Nagykapos),
Pavlovce nad Uhom (Palocz), Zemplin, Klyucharki, Bardhaza, Mukacheve and
within a fifteen-kilometer radius of same.


MOSKOVITS fm Sena #hungary

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

While web-surfing I came across a Slovak-English site with pictures,
stories and other information about the Kosice area. If you're
researching family >from this area check out http://tinyurl.com/6f45sd

Among the pictures were two showing a manor house and distillery in
Sena, Slovakia, formerly Abaujszina, Hungary, that were once owned by
a MOSKOVITS family. Unfortunately, I don't find any connection to my
MOSKOVITS family >from this area.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
http://web.mac.com/lmort/Vivian_Kahn_Family_Website/Home_.html

Researching families including:
BAL/BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/Orasu Nou,
Seini, Rom., GROSZ/Orasu Nou, Rom., KAHAN/Sighet, Rom.; KOHN/
Zbehnov, Slov.;
MOSKOVITS/Sobrance, Michalovce, Slov.; NEUMANN/Sobrance, Michalovce,
Kristy, Slov.; POLACSEK/Sobrance, Slov.; ROSENBERG/Ungvar; VERO/
SEGAL/ZEGAL/Sighet, Rom


R' Yosef MAJMAN of Szczebrzeszyn #rabbinic

Darren Dalcher <D.Dalcher@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am researching the family of Rabbi Josef MAJMAN (abt. 1776-1858).
R' MAJMAN was the Rabbi of Szczebrzeszyn and was also the father-in-
law of Yacov REIFMAN, and thus the grandfather of R' Nusyn REIFMAN,
who later became a spiritual leader and director in Lublin.

I have had very little luck so far in terms of uncovering any
details regarding R' Yosef MAJMAN. Any information about either
family would be greatly appreciated.

Please reply privately.

Many thanks.

Darren
--
Dr. Darren Dalcher
London, ENGLAND


Hungary SIG #Hungary The birth, death and rebirth of Scheindel ROTH #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer
 

On my tree is a great aunt Scheindel ROTH.

All I have is her death certificate, showing that she passed away on 4
May 1882, at the age of 2 years.

>from this certificate, I was able to assume that she was born around 1880.

I recently discovered documentation showing that she was rather alive
and well and living near Mukacheve, marrying and raising a family, all
of which, unfortunately, were killed in Auschwitz in 1944.

Has anyone heard of a child having been registered as dead, only to have
not been dead at all?

Thank you.

Amos ZEZMER
Yerres, France
Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH and BLEIER in Vel'ky Kapusany (Nagykapos),
Pavlovce nad Uhom (Palocz), Zemplin, Klyucharki, Bardhaza, Mukacheve and
within a fifteen-kilometer radius of same.


Hungary SIG #Hungary MOSKOVITS fm Sena #hungary

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

While web-surfing I came across a Slovak-English site with pictures,
stories and other information about the Kosice area. If you're
researching family >from this area check out http://tinyurl.com/6f45sd

Among the pictures were two showing a manor house and distillery in
Sena, Slovakia, formerly Abaujszina, Hungary, that were once owned by
a MOSKOVITS family. Unfortunately, I don't find any connection to my
MOSKOVITS family >from this area.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
http://web.mac.com/lmort/Vivian_Kahn_Family_Website/Home_.html

Researching families including:
BAL/BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/Orasu Nou,
Seini, Rom., GROSZ/Orasu Nou, Rom., KAHAN/Sighet, Rom.; KOHN/
Zbehnov, Slov.;
MOSKOVITS/Sobrance, Michalovce, Slov.; NEUMANN/Sobrance, Michalovce,
Kristy, Slov.; POLACSEK/Sobrance, Slov.; ROSENBERG/Ungvar; VERO/
SEGAL/ZEGAL/Sighet, Rom


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Yosef MAJMAN of Szczebrzeszyn #rabbinic

Darren Dalcher <D.Dalcher@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am researching the family of Rabbi Josef MAJMAN (abt. 1776-1858).
R' MAJMAN was the Rabbi of Szczebrzeszyn and was also the father-in-
law of Yacov REIFMAN, and thus the grandfather of R' Nusyn REIFMAN,
who later became a spiritual leader and director in Lublin.

I have had very little luck so far in terms of uncovering any
details regarding R' Yosef MAJMAN. Any information about either
family would be greatly appreciated.

Please reply privately.

Many thanks.

Darren
--
Dr. Darren Dalcher
London, ENGLAND


The town of Bardhaza #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer
 

If anyone has any information on the town of Bardhaza, such as cemetery,=20
synagogue, residents, etc., please advise.

It is located a few kilometers to the southeast of Mukacheve (Munkacs).

Thank you.

Amos ZEZMER
Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH, BLEIER in Vel'ky Kapusany (Nagykapos),
Pavlovce nad Uhom (Palocz), Zemplin, Klyucharki, Bardhaza, Mukacheve and
within a fifteen-kilometer radius of same.


Hungary SIG #Hungary The town of Bardhaza #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer
 

If anyone has any information on the town of Bardhaza, such as cemetery,=20
synagogue, residents, etc., please advise.

It is located a few kilometers to the southeast of Mukacheve (Munkacs).

Thank you.

Amos ZEZMER
Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH, BLEIER in Vel'ky Kapusany (Nagykapos),
Pavlovce nad Uhom (Palocz), Zemplin, Klyucharki, Bardhaza, Mukacheve and
within a fifteen-kilometer radius of same.


LEIBOWITZ/HEIFER/ OPHIRTON/COPLIN #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Paul asked about the LEIBOWITZ family >from NY and where they went after 1930. He
knew that Dora HEIFER (various spellings) married Reuben/Rubin LEIBOWITZ and that
Reuben and Dora had four children who lived to maturity.

I searched for one of the sons, Joseph, and noted in the WWI Draft Registration
that his middle name was OPHIRTON. A search at Google showed this as a suburb of
Johannesburg in South Africa. A quick search at Ancestry showed a family in Texas
with that surname: Leon and his first wife Dora, with two daughters born in
Alabama, A further search showed that Leon's father's name was HEIFER and that he,
Leon, died in Los Angeles, as did his second wife, Alice. (Dora died in Texas and
is buried there.)

Back to Google with a search for "Leon Ophirton" where I found an inquiry >from 2007
from JewishGen asking about Dora and her husband Rubin, with no known surname,
submitted by a researcher >from Maryland. He added that Leon OPHIRTON married
Alice SHANBLUM in Texas, and that Alice's sister Shirley Shanblum m. Leonard
COPLIN, possibly of San Diego or Brooklyn.

So here we have a famiiy >from Shavel Lithuania (HEIFER and OPHIRTON) who dispersed
to South Africa and to the US.

I have tried to mail this (and more information) to Paul but his messages are not
going through to Cape Town. And I have mailed some of my findings to the
researcher in Maryland.

It's nice when we can make connections!

Barbara Zimmer

MODERATOR NOTE: Thank you, Barbara for sharing with us the sources of your
information. As Barbara pointed out, messages which previously appeared in the
JewishGen discussion group provides a great resource. You can search the archived
messages at: http://www.jewishgen.org/ choose "databases" and >from there go to the
archives where you can search for words or strings of words.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEIBOWITZ/HEIFER/ OPHIRTON/COPLIN #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Paul asked about the LEIBOWITZ family >from NY and where they went after 1930. He
knew that Dora HEIFER (various spellings) married Reuben/Rubin LEIBOWITZ and that
Reuben and Dora had four children who lived to maturity.

I searched for one of the sons, Joseph, and noted in the WWI Draft Registration
that his middle name was OPHIRTON. A search at Google showed this as a suburb of
Johannesburg in South Africa. A quick search at Ancestry showed a family in Texas
with that surname: Leon and his first wife Dora, with two daughters born in
Alabama, A further search showed that Leon's father's name was HEIFER and that he,
Leon, died in Los Angeles, as did his second wife, Alice. (Dora died in Texas and
is buried there.)

Back to Google with a search for "Leon Ophirton" where I found an inquiry >from 2007
from JewishGen asking about Dora and her husband Rubin, with no known surname,
submitted by a researcher >from Maryland. He added that Leon OPHIRTON married
Alice SHANBLUM in Texas, and that Alice's sister Shirley Shanblum m. Leonard
COPLIN, possibly of San Diego or Brooklyn.

So here we have a famiiy >from Shavel Lithuania (HEIFER and OPHIRTON) who dispersed
to South Africa and to the US.

I have tried to mail this (and more information) to Paul but his messages are not
going through to Cape Town. And I have mailed some of my findings to the
researcher in Maryland.

It's nice when we can make connections!

Barbara Zimmer

MODERATOR NOTE: Thank you, Barbara for sharing with us the sources of your
information. As Barbara pointed out, messages which previously appeared in the
JewishGen discussion group provides a great resource. You can search the archived
messages at: http://www.jewishgen.org/ choose "databases" and >from there go to the
archives where you can search for words or strings of words.


Judge Louis MISHELL, NYC, 1897-1983 #general

Nancy Goldberg
 

Louis MISHELL (originally MISHELOV) was born in 1897 in Slutsk (now in Belarus).
He came to the U.S. in 1905 with his widowed mother & sister. He became a lawyer
in the 1920s in NYC. 3 of his older sisters had arrived in the U.S. before him and
married men named GARLOCK, possibly all brothers. Louis had a law partnership
with a GARLOCK relative - MISHELL & GARLOCK - on E. 42nd St. in NY. A brief death
notice in the "NY Times" 5 Jun 1983 was for "Judge Louis Mishell" but gave no
details. It seemed to indicate that a longer notice would follow, but I couldn't
find one. I did not find any evidence of a marriage or children.

I'm trying to find out his burial place - not in any of the NY-NJ cemeteries with
online databases, not on Jewish Data or the JOWBR. I can't access his 1983 DC
because I'm not a direct descendant. I'm also trying to find out what court he
presided over - municipal, county, state, federal, etc. I contacted the NY State
Bar Assn, but they had no info other than his law office name & address. I called
Columbia and NYU to ask if he'd gone to their law schools, but their records don't
go back to the 1920s.

Does anyone have knowledge about this person?

Nancy Goldberg, Los Angeles
nancygoldberg05@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Judge Louis MISHELL, NYC, 1897-1983 #general

Nancy Goldberg
 

Louis MISHELL (originally MISHELOV) was born in 1897 in Slutsk (now in Belarus).
He came to the U.S. in 1905 with his widowed mother & sister. He became a lawyer
in the 1920s in NYC. 3 of his older sisters had arrived in the U.S. before him and
married men named GARLOCK, possibly all brothers. Louis had a law partnership
with a GARLOCK relative - MISHELL & GARLOCK - on E. 42nd St. in NY. A brief death
notice in the "NY Times" 5 Jun 1983 was for "Judge Louis Mishell" but gave no
details. It seemed to indicate that a longer notice would follow, but I couldn't
find one. I did not find any evidence of a marriage or children.

I'm trying to find out his burial place - not in any of the NY-NJ cemeteries with
online databases, not on Jewish Data or the JOWBR. I can't access his 1983 DC
because I'm not a direct descendant. I'm also trying to find out what court he
presided over - municipal, county, state, federal, etc. I contacted the NY State
Bar Assn, but they had no info other than his law office name & address. I called
Columbia and NYU to ask if he'd gone to their law schools, but their records don't
go back to the 1920s.

Does anyone have knowledge about this person?

Nancy Goldberg, Los Angeles
nancygoldberg05@...


Modern Hebrew translation needed #general

Emily Rose <emily@...>
 

I have a 2 page report in modern Hebrew which I would be grateful to anyone who is
able to offer a translation into English or German. As Viewmate isn't working, I
could email a scanned copy or a word document to anyone who is able to translate it.
Please reply privately. Many thanks,
Emily Rose, Naples FL
Emily@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Modern Hebrew translation needed #general

Emily Rose <emily@...>
 

I have a 2 page report in modern Hebrew which I would be grateful to anyone who is
able to offer a translation into English or German. As Viewmate isn't working, I
could email a scanned copy or a word document to anyone who is able to translate it.
Please reply privately. Many thanks,
Emily Rose, Naples FL
Emily@...