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Romania SIG #Romania RE: New Bessarabia Revision List database #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Friends, fellow genealogists with connection to Bessarabia (Moldova
and Ukraine),

A new batch of Bessarabia Revision List was completed and I hope soon be
uploaded to JewishGen.
It included 3946 records >from 587 families in town of Beltsy, center of
district (2663, 430 families), and agricultural colony of Romanovka, Bendery
district (1283, 157).

First batch uploaded in February, 2010 included records >from Kishinev,
Bendery, Akkerman (now in Ukraine) and agricultural colony of Alexandreny
(Yassy, Beltsy district).

We have up to date completed 9342 records >from 1229 families.

The Revision Lists may contain following information:
. Page # -
. Registration #
. Surname
. Given Name
. Father
. Relationship to Head of Household
. Sex
. Age
. Age at Last Revision - only present for men
. Reason Left
. Year Left
. Comments
. Former Reg #
. Day, month, and year of registration, according to the Julian
calendar
. Uyezd
. Gubernia
. Type of Record
. Archive / Fond / Inventory / File
. Microfilm #

Volunteers Needed! There are about 120,000 records or more in the
Bessarabia Revision Lists!
========================================================================
In order to speed up the translating/transcribing process, I am asking
people with Internet connection, who can read Russian, and able to enter
information into Excel volunteer for the project.
Please contact me at yefimk@....

Yefim Kogan
Project coordinator for Bessarabia Revision Lists.


Re: French marriage Banns #france

eve.line.blum@...
 

The link for the Blog is here : http://french-genealogy.typepad.com/
but I couldn't find the place where it's matter of Marriage Banns.

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)


Re: New Bessarabia Revision List database #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Friends, fellow genealogists with connection to Bessarabia (Moldova
and Ukraine),

A new batch of Bessarabia Revision List was completed and I hope soon be
uploaded to JewishGen.
It included 3946 records >from 587 families in town of Beltsy, center of
district (2663, 430 families), and agricultural colony of Romanovka, Bendery
district (1283, 157).

First batch uploaded in February, 2010 included records >from Kishinev,
Bendery, Akkerman (now in Ukraine) and agricultural colony of Alexandreny
(Yassy, Beltsy district).

We have up to date completed 9342 records >from 1229 families.

The Revision Lists may contain following information:
. Page # -
. Registration #
. Surname
. Given Name
. Father
. Relationship to Head of Household
. Sex
. Age
. Age at Last Revision - only present for men
. Reason Left
. Year Left
. Comments
. Former Reg #
. Day, month, and year of registration, according to the Julian
calendar
. Uyezd
. Gubernia
. Type of Record
. Archive / Fond / Inventory / File
. Microfilm #

Volunteers Needed! There are about 120,000 records or more in the
Bessarabia Revision Lists!
========================================================================
In order to speed up the translating/transcribing process, I am asking
people with Internet connection, who can read Russian, and able to enter
information into Excel volunteer for the project.
Please contact me at yefimk@....

Yefim Kogan
Project coordinator for Bessarabia Revision Lists.


French SIG #France Re: French marriage Banns #france

eve.line.blum@...
 

The link for the Blog is here : http://french-genealogy.typepad.com/
but I couldn't find the place where it's matter of Marriage Banns.

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic HARMELIN/HERMELIN - from Busk and Brody, Galicia #rabbinic

Hanna Palmon <hpalmon@...>
 

My name is Chana Harmelin-Palmon; I'm researching the family history
of my HARMELIN/HERMELIN family >from Galicia. My grandparents lived in
Busk, but the Harmelin/Hermelin family was originally (at least since
1730) >from Brody. There were three Rabbis that I know of - in shtetls
in Galicia - whose surname was Harmelin or Hermelin:
1) Rabbi Moshe Arye-Leib Harmelin >from Brody (1826-1893), who had a
printing house for Hasidic books, mainly. He wrote the books: "Hacholetz",
and "Chazon More".
2) Rabbi Levi-Yitzchak Harmelin - the Rabbi of Olesko and Podkamien; he
wrote the book: "Alon Bachut". Perished in the Holocaust.
3) Rabbi David-Baruch Hermelin >from Lviv. He wrote the book: "Efod Bad".

I would like to ask for your help concerning the following questions, if
you have a relevant information:

1) Has the Hermelin family >from Lviv, Kulikow, Drohobycz, Przemysl,
Strij, and nearby shtetls, been related to the Harmelin family >from
Brody?

2) Does anybody know where I can look for the books which I've
previously mentioned? In the national library in Jerusalem I haven't
found them.

3) Is there another genealogist who has been researching families
from Busk or Brody (Galicia, near Lviv)? and the Harmelin/Hermelin
families?

Thank you very much in advance! Shana Tova!
Chana Harmelin-Palmon
Email address: hpalmon@...


HARMELIN/HERMELIN - from Busk and Brody, Galicia #rabbinic

Hanna Palmon <hpalmon@...>
 

My name is Chana Harmelin-Palmon; I'm researching the family history
of my HARMELIN/HERMELIN family >from Galicia. My grandparents lived in
Busk, but the Harmelin/Hermelin family was originally (at least since
1730) >from Brody. There were three Rabbis that I know of - in shtetls
in Galicia - whose surname was Harmelin or Hermelin:
1) Rabbi Moshe Arye-Leib Harmelin >from Brody (1826-1893), who had a
printing house for Hasidic books, mainly. He wrote the books: "Hacholetz",
and "Chazon More".
2) Rabbi Levi-Yitzchak Harmelin - the Rabbi of Olesko and Podkamien; he
wrote the book: "Alon Bachut". Perished in the Holocaust.
3) Rabbi David-Baruch Hermelin >from Lviv. He wrote the book: "Efod Bad".

I would like to ask for your help concerning the following questions, if
you have a relevant information:

1) Has the Hermelin family >from Lviv, Kulikow, Drohobycz, Przemysl,
Strij, and nearby shtetls, been related to the Harmelin family >from
Brody?

2) Does anybody know where I can look for the books which I've
previously mentioned? In the national library in Jerusalem I haven't
found them.

3) Is there another genealogist who has been researching families
from Busk or Brody (Galicia, near Lviv)? and the Harmelin/Hermelin
families?

Thank you very much in advance! Shana Tova!
Chana Harmelin-Palmon
Email address: hpalmon@...


View Mate Translation - Yiddish #general

Mitchell C. Sklar
 

Hello all - appreciate some help with translation of a brief note in
Yiddish on the back of the photo postcard, found on View Mate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16676

Any help much appreciated.

Mitch Sklar

Researching: YAVELBERG (Bessarabia); SKLAR (Ukraine); MARIASIN (Ukraine)

--
Mitchell C. Sklar

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen View Mate Translation - Yiddish #general

Mitchell C. Sklar
 

Hello all - appreciate some help with translation of a brief note in
Yiddish on the back of the photo postcard, found on View Mate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16676

Any help much appreciated.

Mitch Sklar

Researching: YAVELBERG (Bessarabia); SKLAR (Ukraine); MARIASIN (Ukraine)

--
Mitchell C. Sklar

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Re: Need help: Cincinnati, OH, Newport, KY & Slonim, Russia #general

Ellen and Sal Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

I thought I would share my findings & hope it is helpful to others.

The cemetery I was looking for is named Lick Run in Cincinnati. It is
actually several old cemeteries at one location & many of old death certs.
list it.
The Hamilton Co Public Library will do 3 look-ups per month for free & more
for a nominal fee. www.cincinnatilibrary.org Send an e-mail to Ask a
Librarian. In my case, they looked in 3 newspapers for 3 days after a death
but did not find an obit. Librarian did find a citation for the wife's obit
in KY & referred me to www.kentonlibrary.org
The librarian phoned me & in addition to the KY obit, had looked at marriage
indexes for Kenton Co & Campbell Co, KY. She will also look at city
directories & any other resources she thinks will be helpful. She gave me
some history of early synagogues that are now defunct & referred me to Jacob
Rader Marcus Center at www.americanjewisharchives.org at Hebrew Union
College in Cincinnati. Without the names of the synagogues, I would not have
been able to proceed. The Kenton library also has a very nominal fee based
on amount of time they research for you.

Synagogues:
In 1897 United Hebrew Congregation (Orthodox) was founded in Newport, KY. In
1905 they purchased Fifth St Christian Church located at 117 E 5 St &
converted it into a synagogue. Over the next several decades, small groups
broke away forming Ohave Shalom Congregation at 430 W 6 St >from 1918-25.
Little is known about the other congregations or whereabouts of records.

In Covington, KY, Temple of Israel (Orthodox) was established in 1906,
Sometimes it was known as Temple Israel or Heichal Israel. In 1915 they
erected a Neoclassical synagogue at 107 E 7 St which was in use until 1937
when the fed. govt. acquired the block for post office & court house. They
then erected a new synagogue at 1040 Scott St.
By mid- 20th century, most of northern KY Jewish population had moved to
Cincinnati.

Also, the Mormon library has marriage licenses for Hamilton Co, OH on-line
under their ongoing Beta Project. Check the beta index to see what has been
done world-wide. Most of these licenses have parent's names & place of
birth.
beta.familysearch.org also www.familysearch.org Go to Search then Pilot
project. I'm not sure if these are identical or not.

I got a copy of OH death cert >from a volunteer at www.raogk.org

I have personally thanked the Jewishgen responders who all were so helpful
and kind with their advise & time.
Tip: When you make an e-mail request, enclose your mailing address, phone #
& e-mail.

Ellen Barbieri - Researcher #8682
San Diego, CA
elsal@...
Researching: ZYMAN, MARKUS- Lubowo (Liubavas, Lith); ZYMAN, KAPLAN,
KRAMARSKI, KANOWICZ- Suwalki; FRYDLANDSKI, JAWORKOWSKI- Filipow; GOLDBERG-
same general area? to London & NYC 1870-72.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need help: Cincinnati, OH, Newport, KY & Slonim, Russia #general

Ellen and Sal Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

I thought I would share my findings & hope it is helpful to others.

The cemetery I was looking for is named Lick Run in Cincinnati. It is
actually several old cemeteries at one location & many of old death certs.
list it.
The Hamilton Co Public Library will do 3 look-ups per month for free & more
for a nominal fee. www.cincinnatilibrary.org Send an e-mail to Ask a
Librarian. In my case, they looked in 3 newspapers for 3 days after a death
but did not find an obit. Librarian did find a citation for the wife's obit
in KY & referred me to www.kentonlibrary.org
The librarian phoned me & in addition to the KY obit, had looked at marriage
indexes for Kenton Co & Campbell Co, KY. She will also look at city
directories & any other resources she thinks will be helpful. She gave me
some history of early synagogues that are now defunct & referred me to Jacob
Rader Marcus Center at www.americanjewisharchives.org at Hebrew Union
College in Cincinnati. Without the names of the synagogues, I would not have
been able to proceed. The Kenton library also has a very nominal fee based
on amount of time they research for you.

Synagogues:
In 1897 United Hebrew Congregation (Orthodox) was founded in Newport, KY. In
1905 they purchased Fifth St Christian Church located at 117 E 5 St &
converted it into a synagogue. Over the next several decades, small groups
broke away forming Ohave Shalom Congregation at 430 W 6 St >from 1918-25.
Little is known about the other congregations or whereabouts of records.

In Covington, KY, Temple of Israel (Orthodox) was established in 1906,
Sometimes it was known as Temple Israel or Heichal Israel. In 1915 they
erected a Neoclassical synagogue at 107 E 7 St which was in use until 1937
when the fed. govt. acquired the block for post office & court house. They
then erected a new synagogue at 1040 Scott St.
By mid- 20th century, most of northern KY Jewish population had moved to
Cincinnati.

Also, the Mormon library has marriage licenses for Hamilton Co, OH on-line
under their ongoing Beta Project. Check the beta index to see what has been
done world-wide. Most of these licenses have parent's names & place of
birth.
beta.familysearch.org also www.familysearch.org Go to Search then Pilot
project. I'm not sure if these are identical or not.

I got a copy of OH death cert >from a volunteer at www.raogk.org

I have personally thanked the Jewishgen responders who all were so helpful
and kind with their advise & time.
Tip: When you make an e-mail request, enclose your mailing address, phone #
& e-mail.

Ellen Barbieri - Researcher #8682
San Diego, CA
elsal@...
Researching: ZYMAN, MARKUS- Lubowo (Liubavas, Lith); ZYMAN, KAPLAN,
KRAMARSKI, KANOWICZ- Suwalki; FRYDLANDSKI, JAWORKOWSKI- Filipow; GOLDBERG-
same general area? to London & NYC 1870-72.


Occupation Negotiator #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,

One of the documents that I have has the person's occupation as
Negotiator. Can anyone tell me what this means and want it would
relate to? It seems that other documents that refer to other
members of this family also have the occupation as Negotiator.

Thanks,

Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Occupation Negotiator #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,

One of the documents that I have has the person's occupation as
Negotiator. Can anyone tell me what this means and want it would
relate to? It seems that other documents that refer to other
members of this family also have the occupation as Negotiator.

Thanks,

Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...


Given name Otec #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,

My father had a sister that died very young in Europe. He said
that her given name was Otec (sp?). I have not been able to find
this name on any.list. I would like to know if anyone has heard
this name before. I would also like to know if the spelling is
correct and the origin of the name.

Thanks,

Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Given name Otec #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,

My father had a sister that died very young in Europe. He said
that her given name was Otec (sp?). I have not been able to find
this name on any.list. I would like to know if anyone has heard
this name before. I would also like to know if the spelling is
correct and the origin of the name.

Thanks,

Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...


Paris research help. SOLOMAN / SOLOMON + #general

David Syner
 

While attending the IAJGS I thought I made some notes of searching
Paris for Obits. I can't now find those notes.

Searching for Gital / Gitel NEIMAN/NEWMAN
(died in Aug 14, 1969 in Paris).
Her married name was SOLOMAN / SOLOMON (husband died in ww2)
Daughters Rena SOLOMAN / SOLOMON was an actress (deceased) and married
a man last name ASBURY then married a man last name HARRISON.
Sister Lilli SOLOMAN / SOLOMON was a photography and married a man last
name RIGAULT (police officer) she died in 2006.

Any help? Thanks in advance.

David Syner
Los Angeles, CA

Dsyner@...

Researching
SINER/ZINNER New York, Russia SCHMALTZ New York, Detroit Luna, Grodno,
Stoll, Rudman, Carbella ;Russia ( Grodno is now Hrodna, Belarus ) SCHULTZ
TENN,, AVES, Russia POUSNER, Russia BERLIN Detroit BELENKY / BIELINKA
Libau, Latvia NEWMAN Detroit NEIMAN/NUONAW/ PENICA / PENITZ Krasosielc,
Poland MELTZER, Detroit, Katrinslove or Poltavia or Gatrinslove (sp),
Russia, or Yekahnislaw or Ekaterinoslau


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Paris research help. SOLOMAN / SOLOMON + #general

David Syner
 

While attending the IAJGS I thought I made some notes of searching
Paris for Obits. I can't now find those notes.

Searching for Gital / Gitel NEIMAN/NEWMAN
(died in Aug 14, 1969 in Paris).
Her married name was SOLOMAN / SOLOMON (husband died in ww2)
Daughters Rena SOLOMAN / SOLOMON was an actress (deceased) and married
a man last name ASBURY then married a man last name HARRISON.
Sister Lilli SOLOMAN / SOLOMON was a photography and married a man last
name RIGAULT (police officer) she died in 2006.

Any help? Thanks in advance.

David Syner
Los Angeles, CA

Dsyner@...

Researching
SINER/ZINNER New York, Russia SCHMALTZ New York, Detroit Luna, Grodno,
Stoll, Rudman, Carbella ;Russia ( Grodno is now Hrodna, Belarus ) SCHULTZ
TENN,, AVES, Russia POUSNER, Russia BERLIN Detroit BELENKY / BIELINKA
Libau, Latvia NEWMAN Detroit NEIMAN/NUONAW/ PENICA / PENITZ Krasosielc,
Poland MELTZER, Detroit, Katrinslove or Poltavia or Gatrinslove (sp),
Russia, or Yekahnislaw or Ekaterinoslau


Alternate surnames in Eastern Europe? #general

Zalman Usiskin
 

We know that many of our ancestors had two or three first names by which
they were known. For instance, in my family, there are men who were
called Velvel by those in the family, are Wolf on official records, and
are identified as Zev on their gravestones. It was common to have
different familial, civil, and religious first names.

Was it possible also to have different familial and civil surnames? I
offer three possible examples >from my family:
(1) My great-great-grandfather Velvel was universally called Velvel
MARINKER by his grandchildren but all of his nine children took the last
name GARBER. Velvel lived in a place called Malynka >from which MARINKER
is derived. Is it possible that GARBER was Velvel’s civil surname?
(2) Velvel had a son-in-law named Shaya RUMSHISHKER, ostensibly because
Shaya’s family was originally >from Rumsiskes in Lithuania. When Shaya’s
children emigrated to the U.S. in the early 20th century, their surnames
are RUMSHISHKER on the ship manifests, but they took the surname
RUBENSTEIN in the U.S. We might consider this a simple case of
Americanizing a name, but today there are many RUBENSTEINs in the town
of Rumsiskes. Is this coincidence or is it the case that my cousins had
two surnames?
(3) My great-uncle wrote an autobiography in which he speaks in great
detail of his youth. He mentions in one place that one of the richest
Jews in the town of Narevke (near Bialystok) is “Mordechai ZABLUDOVSKI
or Mate MASHEVER”. These again seem to be two surnames for the same person.

This question is not meant to include religious or familial surnames
derived >from a patronym such as is the custom when a man is called to
the Torah. Was it not uncommon for men to have two surnames other than
their patronym?

Can someone could shed light on this issue or direct me to a place where
it is discussed? It would solve some mysteries.

Zalman Usiskin
Winnetka, Illinois USA
z-usiskin@...

Researching: GARBER, CZUKERMAN, ECHT near Bialystok; OBOLER, OBELER >from
Dvinsk (Daugavpils) and Riga, Latvia; JACOBSON >from Mitau (Jelgava) and
Riga; USISKIN, USSISHKIN, and variants >from anywhere.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alternate surnames in Eastern Europe? #general

Zalman Usiskin
 

We know that many of our ancestors had two or three first names by which
they were known. For instance, in my family, there are men who were
called Velvel by those in the family, are Wolf on official records, and
are identified as Zev on their gravestones. It was common to have
different familial, civil, and religious first names.

Was it possible also to have different familial and civil surnames? I
offer three possible examples >from my family:
(1) My great-great-grandfather Velvel was universally called Velvel
MARINKER by his grandchildren but all of his nine children took the last
name GARBER. Velvel lived in a place called Malynka >from which MARINKER
is derived. Is it possible that GARBER was Velvel’s civil surname?
(2) Velvel had a son-in-law named Shaya RUMSHISHKER, ostensibly because
Shaya’s family was originally >from Rumsiskes in Lithuania. When Shaya’s
children emigrated to the U.S. in the early 20th century, their surnames
are RUMSHISHKER on the ship manifests, but they took the surname
RUBENSTEIN in the U.S. We might consider this a simple case of
Americanizing a name, but today there are many RUBENSTEINs in the town
of Rumsiskes. Is this coincidence or is it the case that my cousins had
two surnames?
(3) My great-uncle wrote an autobiography in which he speaks in great
detail of his youth. He mentions in one place that one of the richest
Jews in the town of Narevke (near Bialystok) is “Mordechai ZABLUDOVSKI
or Mate MASHEVER”. These again seem to be two surnames for the same person.

This question is not meant to include religious or familial surnames
derived >from a patronym such as is the custom when a man is called to
the Torah. Was it not uncommon for men to have two surnames other than
their patronym?

Can someone could shed light on this issue or direct me to a place where
it is discussed? It would solve some mysteries.

Zalman Usiskin
Winnetka, Illinois USA
z-usiskin@...

Researching: GARBER, CZUKERMAN, ECHT near Bialystok; OBOLER, OBELER >from
Dvinsk (Daugavpils) and Riga, Latvia; JACOBSON >from Mitau (Jelgava) and
Riga; USISKIN, USSISHKIN, and variants >from anywhere.


Manfred GANS passed away at 88 #general

Marian Merritt <mmerritt@...>
 

My distant cousin, Manfred GANS, has passed away at 88. Here's the NY
Times obituary with his incredible life story and extensive family
information:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/world/europe/19gans.html

Marian Merritt


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Manfred GANS passed away at 88 #general

Marian Merritt <mmerritt@...>
 

My distant cousin, Manfred GANS, has passed away at 88. Here's the NY
Times obituary with his incredible life story and extensive family
information:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/world/europe/19gans.html

Marian Merritt