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Trying to locate Abram Kotlyar family 1991 Petach Tikvah #ukraine

shermanr@...
 

After a translation of Tashkent documents I have discovered that Abram
Kotlyar b 1926 in Bershad son of Feygl and Kiva Kotlyar of Bershad survived
Shoah. His sister Bronya b 1930 and parents also survived in Tashkent.

Abram made testimony at Yad Vashem for his family members including his
grandfather Srul (Israel) Lukashevsky. Abram made this testimony in Israel
in 1991. At that time he was living in Petach Tikvah.

Any one knowing of Abram or his family please contact me. I have a family
photo of the entire Bershad family including Abram as a child.

Robin Sherman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Trying to locate Abram Kotlyar family 1991 Petach Tikvah #ukraine

shermanr@...
 

After a translation of Tashkent documents I have discovered that Abram
Kotlyar b 1926 in Bershad son of Feygl and Kiva Kotlyar of Bershad survived
Shoah. His sister Bronya b 1930 and parents also survived in Tashkent.

Abram made testimony at Yad Vashem for his family members including his
grandfather Srul (Israel) Lukashevsky. Abram made this testimony in Israel
in 1991. At that time he was living in Petach Tikvah.

Any one knowing of Abram or his family please contact me. I have a family
photo of the entire Bershad family including Abram as a child.

Robin Sherman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: Problems with Geni #general

Daniel Horowitz <daniel@...>
 

Hi all,

I've been reading all your comments about Geni and now I have to agree
with Julian >from Kfar Saba, Israel when he says "I think you are all
looking at this site in the wrong way."

The main purpose of Geni is to create one big tree of the whole world.
That means that everybody (including non-genealogists) can enter
information and merge with your tree, which then is not *your* tree any
more.

When Gina says "it's like Facebook," she is right. Everybody can find a
lot of relatives on Facebook, but it doesn't mean you are going to (or
that you should) give away all your years of research or contaminate
your tree with useless and nonsensical information or, even
worse,permit other people to manage *your* tree.

If you are looking to publish your tree with 100% confidence in privacy
matters, plus connect with previously unknown relatives and *possibly*
merge information into *your* tree, while keeping your tree completely
separate >from the other one and keeping "complete control* of *your*
information, your visitors, your invited family members and
collaboration, I strongly recommend that you use MyHeritage.com (either
directly online or with their free software Family Tree Builder 4.0).
It is silly to have one *official* or *real* tree in your own computer
and have other *problems* on the net, over which you have no control.

Also, while there are other sites that do allow you to publish and
maintain privacy controls, those other sites do not perform automatic
matching detection (SmartMatch) with more than 400 million profiles in 9
million family trees.

Give it a try, I'm sure you won't regret it and will begin to find new
information in a short time.

Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy and Translation Manager

MyHeritage Ltd.
Bnei Atarot 60991, Israel
Tel: 972-3-9702614
Fax: 972-3-9772473
Email: Daniel@MyHeritage.com
www.MyHeritage.com


MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time commercial
mention of a software program of genealogical interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Problems with Geni #general

Daniel Horowitz <daniel@...>
 

Hi all,

I've been reading all your comments about Geni and now I have to agree
with Julian >from Kfar Saba, Israel when he says "I think you are all
looking at this site in the wrong way."

The main purpose of Geni is to create one big tree of the whole world.
That means that everybody (including non-genealogists) can enter
information and merge with your tree, which then is not *your* tree any
more.

When Gina says "it's like Facebook," she is right. Everybody can find a
lot of relatives on Facebook, but it doesn't mean you are going to (or
that you should) give away all your years of research or contaminate
your tree with useless and nonsensical information or, even
worse,permit other people to manage *your* tree.

If you are looking to publish your tree with 100% confidence in privacy
matters, plus connect with previously unknown relatives and *possibly*
merge information into *your* tree, while keeping your tree completely
separate >from the other one and keeping "complete control* of *your*
information, your visitors, your invited family members and
collaboration, I strongly recommend that you use MyHeritage.com (either
directly online or with their free software Family Tree Builder 4.0).
It is silly to have one *official* or *real* tree in your own computer
and have other *problems* on the net, over which you have no control.

Also, while there are other sites that do allow you to publish and
maintain privacy controls, those other sites do not perform automatic
matching detection (SmartMatch) with more than 400 million profiles in 9
million family trees.

Give it a try, I'm sure you won't regret it and will begin to find new
information in a short time.

Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy and Translation Manager

MyHeritage Ltd.
Bnei Atarot 60991, Israel
Tel: 972-3-9702614
Fax: 972-3-9772473
Email: Daniel@MyHeritage.com
www.MyHeritage.com


MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time commercial
mention of a software program of genealogical interest.


Montreal records [was: Looking for descendants of Rose MERGLER and Sam HERSCHORN in Montreal] #general

Alan Greenberg
 

Hannelore Condiescu is looking for descendants of Rose MERGLER and
Sam HERSCHORN.

I have replied privately.

Others looking for family >from Montreal should check
http://jgs-montreal.org

Alan Greenberg
Vice-president, JGS-Montreal
Montreal, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Montreal records [was: Looking for descendants of Rose MERGLER and Sam HERSCHORN in Montreal] #general

Alan Greenberg
 

Hannelore Condiescu is looking for descendants of Rose MERGLER and
Sam HERSCHORN.

I have replied privately.

Others looking for family >from Montreal should check
http://jgs-montreal.org

Alan Greenberg
Vice-president, JGS-Montreal
Montreal, Canada


Blumkin/Blyumkin from Gomel, Russia/Belarus #general

Katie Knostman
 

I am looking for information about the Russian roots of the Blumkin
side of my family. My great-grandfather, Joseph (Jasel) Blumkin immigrated
from Gomel, Russia to the USA in 1912. His sisters, Rose Blumkin Gluskin and
Fannie Blumkin Olsen, also immigrated to the USA. Joseph reported a
brother named Solman as his nearest relative in Russia on his immigration
ship manifest in 1912. The parents of Joseph, Rose, Fannie and Solman
are believed to have been Arthur Blumkin and Edith Selma (anglicized names).

Joseph never commented on the fate of his brother, Solman. I found a
testimonial in Yad Vashem for a Zalman Blyumkin of Gomel, son of Aharon,
with an 1885 year of birth (only two years after Joseph). I would like to
know if this is the brother of my great-grandfather. The testimonial was
made by his nephew, Kim Shustin, in 1996. The Zalman Blyumkin listed in
Yad Vashem had a wife named Sosya and daughters named Fanya and Sima,
all of which perished in the Holocaust.

Please contact me if any of these names are familiar.

Sincerely,

Katie Brownstein Knostman
Columbus, Ohio USA

Other surnames I am researching: Brownstein/Bronstein of Rezina,
Romania/Moldova; Serlin/Serling of Bialystok, Russia/Poland; Golinsky/Galinsky
of Svisloch or Bialystok, Poland/Russia; Siroka of Russia/Poland;
Grossman of Dubasari, Russia/Moldova; Serby of Sverdlovsk, Russia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Blumkin/Blyumkin from Gomel, Russia/Belarus #general

Katie Knostman
 

I am looking for information about the Russian roots of the Blumkin
side of my family. My great-grandfather, Joseph (Jasel) Blumkin immigrated
from Gomel, Russia to the USA in 1912. His sisters, Rose Blumkin Gluskin and
Fannie Blumkin Olsen, also immigrated to the USA. Joseph reported a
brother named Solman as his nearest relative in Russia on his immigration
ship manifest in 1912. The parents of Joseph, Rose, Fannie and Solman
are believed to have been Arthur Blumkin and Edith Selma (anglicized names).

Joseph never commented on the fate of his brother, Solman. I found a
testimonial in Yad Vashem for a Zalman Blyumkin of Gomel, son of Aharon,
with an 1885 year of birth (only two years after Joseph). I would like to
know if this is the brother of my great-grandfather. The testimonial was
made by his nephew, Kim Shustin, in 1996. The Zalman Blyumkin listed in
Yad Vashem had a wife named Sosya and daughters named Fanya and Sima,
all of which perished in the Holocaust.

Please contact me if any of these names are familiar.

Sincerely,

Katie Brownstein Knostman
Columbus, Ohio USA

Other surnames I am researching: Brownstein/Bronstein of Rezina,
Romania/Moldova; Serlin/Serling of Bialystok, Russia/Poland; Golinsky/Galinsky
of Svisloch or Bialystok, Poland/Russia; Siroka of Russia/Poland;
Grossman of Dubasari, Russia/Moldova; Serby of Sverdlovsk, Russia.


Edmonton Cemetary photo help please #unitedkingdom

Catherine Gordon <catherine@...>
 

I have recently found out that my husband's great grandparents are
buried at Edmonton Cemetery in London at Plot Q36. If anyone is visiting
and could help me out by taking a photograph of these headstones, if
they exist, I would be most appreciative.

They are Zvi Hersch MOSCOVITCH (d.1.4.1953) and Jane
Alexander/Jadzia/Yehudit MOSCOVITCH (d. 28.04.1941)

Thanks so much

Catherine Gordon
Manchester UK

Researching
GELLER, KUTZCER, GOLDSTONE, FIG, BROWN, BRO, COPITCH, COPATCH, COPACK,
COPATZ, FREEDSON, FRIESDZON, MARCHINSKY, MASINSKI, GOLDSBERG, GROSBERG,
SAGAT, SAGAR, SAGOWSKI, STERLING, FINEMAN, FOGEL, MOSCOVITCH, GORDON,
KISELOF, SHINE and RUDOLF.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Edmonton Cemetary photo help please #unitedkingdom

Catherine Gordon <catherine@...>
 

I have recently found out that my husband's great grandparents are
buried at Edmonton Cemetery in London at Plot Q36. If anyone is visiting
and could help me out by taking a photograph of these headstones, if
they exist, I would be most appreciative.

They are Zvi Hersch MOSCOVITCH (d.1.4.1953) and Jane
Alexander/Jadzia/Yehudit MOSCOVITCH (d. 28.04.1941)

Thanks so much

Catherine Gordon
Manchester UK

Researching
GELLER, KUTZCER, GOLDSTONE, FIG, BROWN, BRO, COPITCH, COPATCH, COPACK,
COPATZ, FREEDSON, FRIESDZON, MARCHINSKY, MASINSKI, GOLDSBERG, GROSBERG,
SAGAT, SAGAR, SAGOWSKI, STERLING, FINEMAN, FOGEL, MOSCOVITCH, GORDON,
KISELOF, SHINE and RUDOLF.


Re: born on a ship #general

Howard Nightingale
 

By maritime law it is the country where the ship originated >from and
under whose flag it sails

Howard Nightingale
Toronto

If a person was born on a ship, on its way to NY, what would they put down
as their birthplace?
snip....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: born on a ship #general

Howard Nightingale
 

By maritime law it is the country where the ship originated >from and
under whose flag it sails

Howard Nightingale
Toronto

If a person was born on a ship, on its way to NY, what would they put down
as their birthplace?
snip....


Yiddish to English Translation Request #general

Ann Linder
 

Can anyone help with a Yiddish to English translation?
On viewmate is a scan of a postcard sent 1950 >from a male cousin in
Israel to his cousin, a Holocaust survivor, in Germany.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13748

Thank you! respond to me privately please.

Ann
Florida USA
Researching
In Sosnowice: WENGER, WEGIER var.
In Stopnice & Nowe Korczyn: KAMIENIARZ , SZTEREN, FRYDMAN, ZYLBERBERG,
SILBERBERG, ROTENBERG, NOZYC
In UK: KAMINASH, LEVI, LEVY, KINSLER, KINCLER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish to English Translation Request #general

Ann Linder
 

Can anyone help with a Yiddish to English translation?
On viewmate is a scan of a postcard sent 1950 >from a male cousin in
Israel to his cousin, a Holocaust survivor, in Germany.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13748

Thank you! respond to me privately please.

Ann
Florida USA
Researching
In Sosnowice: WENGER, WEGIER var.
In Stopnice & Nowe Korczyn: KAMIENIARZ , SZTEREN, FRYDMAN, ZYLBERBERG,
SILBERBERG, ROTENBERG, NOZYC
In UK: KAMINASH, LEVI, LEVY, KINSLER, KINCLER


Dr Hans WEIGL of Lundenburg {Breclav}, Moravia and Herzlia Israel #austria-czech

celiamale@...
 

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our oldest active Austria-Czech SIG member, Dr Hans
Weigl, died last week in his mid-90s in Herzlia. I will prepare an obituary but I need time to compose
myself and write it. Few people that I have met late in life, have made such an impact on me. We met as a
result of our mutual interest in Moravian genealogy. The Newspaper announcement read as follows {with
thanks to Uri Meretz, who translated it}.

With great sorrow we announce the passing away, in high age, of our beloved father, brother and dear
grandfather Dr. Zwi Hanush Weigl Z"L
The funeral took place yesterday, Sunday, October 18, 09
Mourning:
Rafael Weigl, son
Dinah and Emanuel Gross, daughter
Trude Afta and family, sister
His grandchildren, grand-grandchildren and the entire family
The "Shiva" at the deceased home, {address redacted by CM} Herzliah

Celia Male - London, U.K.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Dr Hans WEIGL of Lundenburg {Breclav}, Moravia and Herzlia Israel #austria-czech

celiamale@...
 

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our oldest active Austria-Czech SIG member, Dr Hans
Weigl, died last week in his mid-90s in Herzlia. I will prepare an obituary but I need time to compose
myself and write it. Few people that I have met late in life, have made such an impact on me. We met as a
result of our mutual interest in Moravian genealogy. The Newspaper announcement read as follows {with
thanks to Uri Meretz, who translated it}.

With great sorrow we announce the passing away, in high age, of our beloved father, brother and dear
grandfather Dr. Zwi Hanush Weigl Z"L
The funeral took place yesterday, Sunday, October 18, 09
Mourning:
Rafael Weigl, son
Dinah and Emanuel Gross, daughter
Trude Afta and family, sister
His grandchildren, grand-grandchildren and the entire family
The "Shiva" at the deceased home, {address redacted by CM} Herzliah

Celia Male - London, U.K.


Ein Gev - call off the search!! #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Dear group members,

Success!!

Group member Liora Cohen had a contact who knew my relative's son and
daughter, now living in Toronto. I came into my office half an hour ago to
find a message on my phone >from the daughter. I called her back and she
and her brother and I had a very nice conversation, exchanged email
addresses, and promised to share family information. This has been a very
gratifying genealogical research episode for me. I hope to visit my new
found relatives in Toronto sometime soon or else have them come to
Honolulu to visit me.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who responded to my request for information
with a lot of good suggestions, email addresses, and phone numbers. This
is a great group!

Philip Moravcik, Univ. of Hawaii,


1793 census #austria-czech

Tony Hausner
 

For those who are new to this listserv like myself, I appreciate that others know about about the 1793
publication. Rather than having to search through all the emails that Celia suggests, perhaps someone
could post on the sig web site as well as include in an email to this list, more information about the
publication. What is in it, where to find, etc. I would love to see an index of the towns that are included.
what is the possibility of making the entire document available to all. while I recognize that is not a simple
task, it is doable. steve morse or logan kleinwaks may be able to help in this regard.


Tony Hausner
Researching:
Hausner: Skala,
Chortkiv, Borschov, Mielnitsa, Kalush,
Galicia; Austria, Moravia
Heiman, Wechsler, Zimmerman: Galicia, Romania
Bloch,
Eckstein: Czech

primary email address; thausner@gmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Ein Gev - call off the search!! #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Dear group members,

Success!!

Group member Liora Cohen had a contact who knew my relative's son and
daughter, now living in Toronto. I came into my office half an hour ago to
find a message on my phone >from the daughter. I called her back and she
and her brother and I had a very nice conversation, exchanged email
addresses, and promised to share family information. This has been a very
gratifying genealogical research episode for me. I hope to visit my new
found relatives in Toronto sometime soon or else have them come to
Honolulu to visit me.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who responded to my request for information
with a lot of good suggestions, email addresses, and phone numbers. This
is a great group!

Philip Moravcik, Univ. of Hawaii,


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech 1793 census #austria-czech

Tony Hausner
 

For those who are new to this listserv like myself, I appreciate that others know about about the 1793
publication. Rather than having to search through all the emails that Celia suggests, perhaps someone
could post on the sig web site as well as include in an email to this list, more information about the
publication. What is in it, where to find, etc. I would love to see an index of the towns that are included.
what is the possibility of making the entire document available to all. while I recognize that is not a simple
task, it is doable. steve morse or logan kleinwaks may be able to help in this regard.


Tony Hausner
Researching:
Hausner: Skala,
Chortkiv, Borschov, Mielnitsa, Kalush,
Galicia; Austria, Moravia
Heiman, Wechsler, Zimmerman: Galicia, Romania
Bloch,
Eckstein: Czech

primary email address; thausner@gmail.com