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Searching for BERKEWICZ ancesters prior to 1920. #germany

sue kay <kaysue2@...>
 

Hello All
My name is Sue Kay and I am currently living in London, England.
I am interested in contact with any one who may have in their family
lines ... or may have come across in thier research ... this spelling
of the BERKEWICZ name. As we are trying to trace backwards >from our
Mother in order to find certification regarding the family.

We have a ' possible' inherited medical problem that the Health
Service here in England wish to investigate further. So we are
specifically interested in death certification so that we can look at
the 'cause of death' section's of any family that we can deffinatly
trace as being part of 'our' family.

We know very little about her young life other than she was born in
Poland with her little brother and lived with their grandparent's in a
town / area that sounds in English like Olly, Oily, Olle etc. (This
might be where she was born or it might be where her family and
Grandparents lived / came from). Which we think maybe on the Polish
border area / region with Germany however, we are not 100% about this?
When our Mother was about 5,6,or 7 and her brother about 3,4 years old
they moved to Hannover, Germany to join their parents who had moved
their previously to find work and set up a home.

Both children where born in the 1920's. Our Mother's name was Gerda
Herta Anne BERKEWICZ. We have no birth certification (or any other
except marriage and that just lists her as Foreign Born) for our now
deceased Mother but have always understood that she was born about
1925 give or take a year or two.

We understand that BERKEWICZ is a Jewish name ... with many variations
in the spelling. However, we believe that her Christian belief's as a
child where more in line with the Lithuanian Church ... possibly??

Out side of these few facts we know little of our Mother's life prior
to her marriage to our Father and moving here to England to be with
him. Would anybody know how we might best follow these snippets of
information up or has anybody else come across this lady in their
research?

Many thanks all. Sue Kay, London, England.


German SIG #Germany Searching for BERKEWICZ ancesters prior to 1920. #germany

sue kay <kaysue2@...>
 

Hello All
My name is Sue Kay and I am currently living in London, England.
I am interested in contact with any one who may have in their family
lines ... or may have come across in thier research ... this spelling
of the BERKEWICZ name. As we are trying to trace backwards >from our
Mother in order to find certification regarding the family.

We have a ' possible' inherited medical problem that the Health
Service here in England wish to investigate further. So we are
specifically interested in death certification so that we can look at
the 'cause of death' section's of any family that we can deffinatly
trace as being part of 'our' family.

We know very little about her young life other than she was born in
Poland with her little brother and lived with their grandparent's in a
town / area that sounds in English like Olly, Oily, Olle etc. (This
might be where she was born or it might be where her family and
Grandparents lived / came from). Which we think maybe on the Polish
border area / region with Germany however, we are not 100% about this?
When our Mother was about 5,6,or 7 and her brother about 3,4 years old
they moved to Hannover, Germany to join their parents who had moved
their previously to find work and set up a home.

Both children where born in the 1920's. Our Mother's name was Gerda
Herta Anne BERKEWICZ. We have no birth certification (or any other
except marriage and that just lists her as Foreign Born) for our now
deceased Mother but have always understood that she was born about
1925 give or take a year or two.

We understand that BERKEWICZ is a Jewish name ... with many variations
in the spelling. However, we believe that her Christian belief's as a
child where more in line with the Lithuanian Church ... possibly??

Out side of these few facts we know little of our Mother's life prior
to her marriage to our Father and moving here to England to be with
him. Would anybody know how we might best follow these snippets of
information up or has anybody else come across this lady in their
research?

Many thanks all. Sue Kay, London, England.


Book Cite Correction - HOMBURGER Family from Karlsruhe #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

The correct spelling of the name of this family >from Karlsruhe is HOMBURGER.

The moderator apologizes for the spelling error contained in yesterday's
book citation. The mistake has been reported by author Esther Ramon
in Jerusalem who is also researching these families:

OPPENHEIM >from Hanau and Witzenhausen
WEIL >from Westhofen and Merzig
BUCHSTEIN >from Kunreuth

GerSIG Moderator gersigmod@...


German SIG #Germany Book Cite Correction - HOMBURGER Family from Karlsruhe #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

The correct spelling of the name of this family >from Karlsruhe is HOMBURGER.

The moderator apologizes for the spelling error contained in yesterday's
book citation. The mistake has been reported by author Esther Ramon
in Jerusalem who is also researching these families:

OPPENHEIM >from Hanau and Witzenhausen
WEIL >from Westhofen and Merzig
BUCHSTEIN >from Kunreuth

GerSIG Moderator gersigmod@...


JGS Illinois Beginners' Workshop October 17, 2010 #general

Chi Family Gen <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL
Topic: The Beginners' Workshop will be lead by Judith Frazin and is
designed to help answer the question: "How do I get started researching my
family?"

For additional information please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or
phone (312) 666-0100.

Sandra Imyak
V.P. Publicity


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Illinois Beginners' Workshop October 17, 2010 #general

Chi Family Gen <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL
Topic: The Beginners' Workshop will be lead by Judith Frazin and is
designed to help answer the question: "How do I get started researching my
family?"

For additional information please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or
phone (312) 666-0100.

Sandra Imyak
V.P. Publicity


In Need of Some Help Translating Yiddish #general

elowith
 

All,

I need some help translating part of a book: Goldfaden-bukh (1926)
(In English, The Book of Goldfaden) which is downloadable through
Nat'l Yiddish Book Center (I can provide a link as well). Abraham
GOLDFADEN, the subject of the book, was, I'm pretty sure, my
great-granduncle, and I'm trying to get a definitive link between him
and my great-grandfather, Samuel Goldfaden. I have almost no
information on Samuel himself besides some US census records
and an incomplete death certificate. Assuming this book
supports my hypothesis, I'd also like any available information on
their other two brothers. I presume that the information on Abraham's
youth is near the front, but I can't read any Yiddish to state that for
a fact. I am looking for any details regarding birth dates and places,
family, etc. that could prove useful in my search.

Posting the entire book in Viewmate doesn't seem very practical. I
understand that this is a lot to ask of a volunteer, and I'd gladly pay
someone conversant in Yiddish to help.

Thanks,

Joanne Goulding
frelzna@...

Interested in surnames: BRAUER (Germany), LEOPOLD (Alsace-Lorraine), BLOCH
(Alsace-Lorraine), TUSKA (Hungary), Eisner (Hungary),GOLDFADEN(Russia/Ukraine),
MESHORES/MESHARES(Lithuania), and BUKANSKY (Lithuania) researching

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen In Need of Some Help Translating Yiddish #general

elowith
 

All,

I need some help translating part of a book: Goldfaden-bukh (1926)
(In English, The Book of Goldfaden) which is downloadable through
Nat'l Yiddish Book Center (I can provide a link as well). Abraham
GOLDFADEN, the subject of the book, was, I'm pretty sure, my
great-granduncle, and I'm trying to get a definitive link between him
and my great-grandfather, Samuel Goldfaden. I have almost no
information on Samuel himself besides some US census records
and an incomplete death certificate. Assuming this book
supports my hypothesis, I'd also like any available information on
their other two brothers. I presume that the information on Abraham's
youth is near the front, but I can't read any Yiddish to state that for
a fact. I am looking for any details regarding birth dates and places,
family, etc. that could prove useful in my search.

Posting the entire book in Viewmate doesn't seem very practical. I
understand that this is a lot to ask of a volunteer, and I'd gladly pay
someone conversant in Yiddish to help.

Thanks,

Joanne Goulding
frelzna@...

Interested in surnames: BRAUER (Germany), LEOPOLD (Alsace-Lorraine), BLOCH
(Alsace-Lorraine), TUSKA (Hungary), Eisner (Hungary),GOLDFADEN(Russia/Ukraine),
MESHORES/MESHARES(Lithuania), and BUKANSKY (Lithuania) researching

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


COHEN/DANZIGER #general

Clive Callman <callman@...>
 

I am seeking information about the life and details of Sol COHEN. He was
active in the Zionist or Reform Movement and associated with Rabbi Joachim
Prinz before World War 2. He appears to have been the son of a sister of
Carl CALLMANN born about 1833 in Briesen who died on 15 June 1919 in the
U.S.A. His second brother was Dr. Salo CALLMANN born 2 June 1835 in Briesen
who died 24 November 1888 in U.S.A. I have no details of the names or dates
relating to the mother of Sol COHEN. Any information would be appreciated.

Further I am seeking information about Ruth DANZIGER who married 8 October
1828 in Breslau Ernst MEYER, merchant >from Cologne, the son of Sigmund and
Lonny Meyer. I believe they emigrated to the United States around 14
November 1935 under the names of Margot Ruth MEYER and Bernhard MEYER on the
SS Washington.

His Honour Judge Clive Callman
callman@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen COHEN/DANZIGER #general

Clive Callman <callman@...>
 

I am seeking information about the life and details of Sol COHEN. He was
active in the Zionist or Reform Movement and associated with Rabbi Joachim
Prinz before World War 2. He appears to have been the son of a sister of
Carl CALLMANN born about 1833 in Briesen who died on 15 June 1919 in the
U.S.A. His second brother was Dr. Salo CALLMANN born 2 June 1835 in Briesen
who died 24 November 1888 in U.S.A. I have no details of the names or dates
relating to the mother of Sol COHEN. Any information would be appreciated.

Further I am seeking information about Ruth DANZIGER who married 8 October
1828 in Breslau Ernst MEYER, merchant >from Cologne, the son of Sigmund and
Lonny Meyer. I believe they emigrated to the United States around 14
November 1935 under the names of Margot Ruth MEYER and Bernhard MEYER on the
SS Washington.

His Honour Judge Clive Callman
callman@...


Re: Donating material to an archive #general

Jane Pearson <doumajk@...>
 

The Society of American Archivists has an online brochure about
donating your family papers to an archives. Many things will depend
on the policies of the particular institution - what they accept, what
limitations they will agree to (it's not much use for them to have the
stuff if no one can use it!!), how much processing will be done
(foldering, cataloging, etc. - often a matter of personnel and money).
Some things you can specify and/or negotiate also.

http://www.archivists.org/publications/donating-familyrecs.asp

Jane Pearson
- formerly an archivist, now working with genealogical manuscript
collections in a library.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Donating material to an archive #general

Jane Pearson <doumajk@...>
 

The Society of American Archivists has an online brochure about
donating your family papers to an archives. Many things will depend
on the policies of the particular institution - what they accept, what
limitations they will agree to (it's not much use for them to have the
stuff if no one can use it!!), how much processing will be done
(foldering, cataloging, etc. - often a matter of personnel and money).
Some things you can specify and/or negotiate also.

http://www.archivists.org/publications/donating-familyrecs.asp

Jane Pearson
- formerly an archivist, now working with genealogical manuscript
collections in a library.


Searching: descendants of Shloime/Saul STERN, OB"M #general

srhlsr@...
 

I have already posted this message, years ago, in 1998.
I'm posting it again, in the hopes of success!

My mother, Mickey SHORE's maiden name is STERN. Her father,
Lazare/Eliezer Simcha Stern, a"h, was born in Goworowo, Poland.

His parents were Yaakov and Tontse (nee KLEPFISZ) Stern, a"h.

He had 2 sisters, one who married KOHEN, and perished during WW2; one
who married BIRON, and moved to Israel.

He had a number of brothers; Yitzchak Dovid Stern, a"h, born in Wyszkow,
Poland, Shloima Stern, a"h, (it's been said that he changed Stern to
Stein -not definite), Shmuel Stern, a"h, who died in Europe;

I've heard that Shloima, a"h, had 2 children, a son Herbie (was a PHD
in ? field) and daughter Esther(was a school teacher/professor(?)).

I would like very much to find them and be in touch with them, however I
don't know how to find them.

There are a number of unknowns: where did Shloima, their father die;
when; did he die as STERN or STEIN???

Relatives think Shloima did change STERN to STEIN; he did move to the
USA, but nobody recalls when; we don't know if his children went under the
surname STERN or changed it to STEIN.

Do any of these names look familiar to JewishGenners?

Does anybody have ideas on how to find Herbie or Esther, Shloima, a"h's
children? (I have sent e-mails to many STERNs and so far have not been able to
find any connections;)

Please send replies to me at: srhlsr@...

Thank you!!

Sarah Lasry
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: descendants of Shloime/Saul STERN, OB"M #general

srhlsr@...
 

I have already posted this message, years ago, in 1998.
I'm posting it again, in the hopes of success!

My mother, Mickey SHORE's maiden name is STERN. Her father,
Lazare/Eliezer Simcha Stern, a"h, was born in Goworowo, Poland.

His parents were Yaakov and Tontse (nee KLEPFISZ) Stern, a"h.

He had 2 sisters, one who married KOHEN, and perished during WW2; one
who married BIRON, and moved to Israel.

He had a number of brothers; Yitzchak Dovid Stern, a"h, born in Wyszkow,
Poland, Shloima Stern, a"h, (it's been said that he changed Stern to
Stein -not definite), Shmuel Stern, a"h, who died in Europe;

I've heard that Shloima, a"h, had 2 children, a son Herbie (was a PHD
in ? field) and daughter Esther(was a school teacher/professor(?)).

I would like very much to find them and be in touch with them, however I
don't know how to find them.

There are a number of unknowns: where did Shloima, their father die;
when; did he die as STERN or STEIN???

Relatives think Shloima did change STERN to STEIN; he did move to the
USA, but nobody recalls when; we don't know if his children went under the
surname STERN or changed it to STEIN.

Do any of these names look familiar to JewishGenners?

Does anybody have ideas on how to find Herbie or Esther, Shloima, a"h's
children? (I have sent e-mails to many STERNs and so far have not been able to
find any connections;)

Please send replies to me at: srhlsr@...

Thank you!!

Sarah Lasry
Israel


I messed up again.. #general

Yonatan Shapiro <yonatanshapiro@...>
 

I want to thank the 2 people who helped me find Nettie Augstowsky
SCHULMAN children. I got one on the phone. When that happens a feel
over joy excitement feels me and I am not sure how to proceed.
Sometimes I control myself and handle the conversation ok not to scare
them or hurt them in anyway. Even though I have been doing my search
for more than 10 years I still have not mastered contacting people.
Do I tell about myself, explain why I am calling ... want small chat
I can break to the table. I feel thi heavy load on me at I am scared
how much info I will pull out on this conversation or if there will me
a 2nd one. So I go on and on .. pulling explaining .. Some times i
do a great job and get off the phone early enough .. but enough
times I do not. I have remind me essapliy after WTC bombing people are
scared of faurd etc.. I am perusing my trees not only as a
genealogical pursuit also a spiritual one. I am observant and love all
Jews. I get scared when people on the other end might since that since
I am calling >from Israel and judge me unfairly.

I must speak to these people again. I wondering what you think I
can do.. Call again explain my personality- write a letter and send
in the reg. mail - send an email
And them what do I say.. e.g. One pressing question I have
is. the granddaughter of Nettie said Nettie father was Abraham. I feel
his name as to be Julius since I am not find any records of a Dora
married to an Abraham.

She told me about in bklyn. Sad she did not even know her first
cousin passed away. I got the widow on the phone. I did not know the
family situation. So I did not mention her cousin name and I looked up
her number on line... I said among my research info and got her
number on line. She did not seem to remember to much.. I thought I should
try again with her write her and explain who I am
and what the heck I want >from the woman.

The older generations are going and I wanna eat there information more
than snacks.. I want to build a relationship with them and there
families - ones that are related somehow..


Help- Concered jewish genner
Yisroel Yonatan Shapiro
JERUSALEM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I messed up again.. #general

Yonatan Shapiro <yonatanshapiro@...>
 

I want to thank the 2 people who helped me find Nettie Augstowsky
SCHULMAN children. I got one on the phone. When that happens a feel
over joy excitement feels me and I am not sure how to proceed.
Sometimes I control myself and handle the conversation ok not to scare
them or hurt them in anyway. Even though I have been doing my search
for more than 10 years I still have not mastered contacting people.
Do I tell about myself, explain why I am calling ... want small chat
I can break to the table. I feel thi heavy load on me at I am scared
how much info I will pull out on this conversation or if there will me
a 2nd one. So I go on and on .. pulling explaining .. Some times i
do a great job and get off the phone early enough .. but enough
times I do not. I have remind me essapliy after WTC bombing people are
scared of faurd etc.. I am perusing my trees not only as a
genealogical pursuit also a spiritual one. I am observant and love all
Jews. I get scared when people on the other end might since that since
I am calling >from Israel and judge me unfairly.

I must speak to these people again. I wondering what you think I
can do.. Call again explain my personality- write a letter and send
in the reg. mail - send an email
And them what do I say.. e.g. One pressing question I have
is. the granddaughter of Nettie said Nettie father was Abraham. I feel
his name as to be Julius since I am not find any records of a Dora
married to an Abraham.

She told me about in bklyn. Sad she did not even know her first
cousin passed away. I got the widow on the phone. I did not know the
family situation. So I did not mention her cousin name and I looked up
her number on line... I said among my research info and got her
number on line. She did not seem to remember to much.. I thought I should
try again with her write her and explain who I am
and what the heck I want >from the woman.

The older generations are going and I wanna eat there information more
than snacks.. I want to build a relationship with them and there
families - ones that are related somehow..


Help- Concered jewish genner
Yisroel Yonatan Shapiro
JERUSALEM


Update Surname Navigator Israel #general

Rob Kuijsten© <robkuijstenANTISPAM@...>
 

Dear researchers

There has been a major update for the Surname Navigator, a simple one-
button-form METAsearch engine for surnames and "cross-border"
emigration research with the click of a button. Surname Navigator:
Israel, facilitates the searching of multiple databases with one
entry. http://www.geneaservice.nl/navigator/israel/
In addition, other sections of the site are applicable to other
countries. There is a global version and separate versions for 45
countries. It's a good starting point to search for a name.
Researchers can save many hours using METAsearch engines such as
these. Some have reported excellent results. (Works with functional
pop-ups) If you leave all the boxes checked, it will open 6 to 10
windows. If you want less windows, just uncheck the sites you don’t
want to have searched. Databases included are LDS Israel, Geneanet
Israel, Jewish Community England, Jewish passengers NY, 1892-1924,
Dutch Holocaust Victims, Yad Vashem Names Database, The Poor Jews'
Temporary Shelter Database, Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index, Jewish
immigration documents.

Rob Kuijsten


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update Surname Navigator Israel #general

Rob Kuijsten© <robkuijstenANTISPAM@...>
 

Dear researchers

There has been a major update for the Surname Navigator, a simple one-
button-form METAsearch engine for surnames and "cross-border"
emigration research with the click of a button. Surname Navigator:
Israel, facilitates the searching of multiple databases with one
entry. http://www.geneaservice.nl/navigator/israel/
In addition, other sections of the site are applicable to other
countries. There is a global version and separate versions for 45
countries. It's a good starting point to search for a name.
Researchers can save many hours using METAsearch engines such as
these. Some have reported excellent results. (Works with functional
pop-ups) If you leave all the boxes checked, it will open 6 to 10
windows. If you want less windows, just uncheck the sites you don’t
want to have searched. Databases included are LDS Israel, Geneanet
Israel, Jewish Community England, Jewish passengers NY, 1892-1924,
Dutch Holocaust Victims, Yad Vashem Names Database, The Poor Jews'
Temporary Shelter Database, Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index, Jewish
immigration documents.

Rob Kuijsten


Seeking info on descendants of my WORTMANN relatives #general

Lewis F. Lester <lewsails@...>
 

Re-posted with added info; dates approximate. Hungarian origin, most lived
in NYC area. Children of Irving (1872-1957) & Clara EINSTEIN (b 1873):
Edgar (b 1895), Edith (1914), Arthur (b 1915), Joseph, Helen & Lillian.
Children of Max (1873-1926) & Theresa SPIEGLER: Hilda (1911-1984), Walter
(1912-1975) & Isabella.
Thanks.
Lewis Lester, Oakland ME,
lewsails@...


Seeking info on descendants of my LESTER relatives #general

Lewis F. Lester <lewsails@...>
 

Re-posted with added info; dates approximate, lived in NYC area. Children
of Max (b 1895) & Matilda (aka Tillie, b 1896): Joyce (b 1925), Martin (aka
Marty) & Jerome (aka Jerry) (twins, b 1929).
Thanks. Lewis Lester,
Oakland ME,
lewsails@...