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Mt Sinai Memorial Park - Toronto #general

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

I am looking for someone who could take a photo of my great aunt and uncle's
grave in Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Toronto. Both are buried in the same
plot, Chevra Mishnais, Section 9N-10-2&3.

Their names are Bertha GOLDWATER, died Dec. 20, 1946 and Hersch (Harris or
Morris) ben Yacov GOLDWATER, died 1944.

Thanks for your help!

Jo Ann Goldwater
jogold@sympatico.ca
Montreal

Researching
Abba GOLDWASSER/GOLDWATER - Akemene, Zagare, Riga, Dublin, Montreal
Kagan/Kahn - Zagare, Riga
Dr. Abraham Boris KAGAN (KAHN) - Zagare, Riga, St. Petersburg, Moscow,
Kolomna (Russia)
Hersch (Harris) GOLDWATER - Zagare, Riga, Montreal, Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Jo Ann prior
to visiting the cemetery.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt Sinai Memorial Park - Toronto #general

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

I am looking for someone who could take a photo of my great aunt and uncle's
grave in Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Toronto. Both are buried in the same
plot, Chevra Mishnais, Section 9N-10-2&3.

Their names are Bertha GOLDWATER, died Dec. 20, 1946 and Hersch (Harris or
Morris) ben Yacov GOLDWATER, died 1944.

Thanks for your help!

Jo Ann Goldwater
jogold@sympatico.ca
Montreal

Researching
Abba GOLDWASSER/GOLDWATER - Akemene, Zagare, Riga, Dublin, Montreal
Kagan/Kahn - Zagare, Riga
Dr. Abraham Boris KAGAN (KAHN) - Zagare, Riga, St. Petersburg, Moscow,
Kolomna (Russia)
Hersch (Harris) GOLDWATER - Zagare, Riga, Montreal, Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Jo Ann prior
to visiting the cemetery.


Information/help on Khmelnitsky, Ukraine, archives #general

Daniel Hecht-Hargitai
 

I'm looking to talk to anyone with experience on dealing with the
Khmelnitsky archives, or the area in general as I plan to visit in May.

There are records I am looking for pertaining to BERNSTEIN. My grandmother
Rosa Bernstein was born in 1919 near Proksurov, Ussr (now Khmelnitsky,
Ukraine). Possibly near the small village of Nikolayev.

I'm mainly looking for post 1921 vital records located in the Khmelnitsky
Zags office, these records exist and are on Routs to Roots. They are not
part of the damaged K.P records. Her birth record is not necessary but I'm
looking for any information on her sisters or brother. And also her first
marriage. I have no names, I know she had 5 or 6 sisters and 1 or 2 brothers,
she was one of the oldest. On a ITS card her parents are listed as Sheindel
BERNSTEIN and Aisyk HECHT.

She married before the Holocaust, her husband was killed in the Soviet Army
(pre-WW2), they had a child who died as an infant. She later remarried my
grandfather Liber HECHT in a Soviet work camp during the Holocaust.

Any leads or help would be greatly appreciated

Daniel Hecht Hargital


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Information/help on Khmelnitsky, Ukraine, archives #general

Daniel Hecht-Hargitai
 

I'm looking to talk to anyone with experience on dealing with the
Khmelnitsky archives, or the area in general as I plan to visit in May.

There are records I am looking for pertaining to BERNSTEIN. My grandmother
Rosa Bernstein was born in 1919 near Proksurov, Ussr (now Khmelnitsky,
Ukraine). Possibly near the small village of Nikolayev.

I'm mainly looking for post 1921 vital records located in the Khmelnitsky
Zags office, these records exist and are on Routs to Roots. They are not
part of the damaged K.P records. Her birth record is not necessary but I'm
looking for any information on her sisters or brother. And also her first
marriage. I have no names, I know she had 5 or 6 sisters and 1 or 2 brothers,
she was one of the oldest. On a ITS card her parents are listed as Sheindel
BERNSTEIN and Aisyk HECHT.

She married before the Holocaust, her husband was killed in the Soviet Army
(pre-WW2), they had a child who died as an infant. She later remarried my
grandfather Liber HECHT in a Soviet work camp during the Holocaust.

Any leads or help would be greatly appreciated

Daniel Hecht Hargital


ViewMate Archive: Russian Translation #general

Greg Tuckman
 

Hello all,
A few months ago I posted the death record of Abram Lejb FIRER on ViewMate.
David was very kind and gave me information >from the record. Unfortunately
it is still impossible to tie this individual to my family and I am hoping
there might be a little more information.

I know that Abram Lejb was a widower, died in 1898, the son of Majer and
Hana. The witness is Majer FIHRER.

Here's what I'm hoping for:
Abram's age? It is usually listed on a death record. Also, does the record
state the relationship of the witness to the deceased? Does it possibly
mention his deceased wife's name.

This document can be found in the View Mate archives. VM #15584

Thank you for any and all help.
Greg Tuckman
Tempe, Arizona

MODERATOR NOTE: The ViewMate Archive search function may be reached via
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/v_filterarchivesrch.asp
Please respond to Greg privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Archive: Russian Translation #general

Greg Tuckman
 

Hello all,
A few months ago I posted the death record of Abram Lejb FIRER on ViewMate.
David was very kind and gave me information >from the record. Unfortunately
it is still impossible to tie this individual to my family and I am hoping
there might be a little more information.

I know that Abram Lejb was a widower, died in 1898, the son of Majer and
Hana. The witness is Majer FIHRER.

Here's what I'm hoping for:
Abram's age? It is usually listed on a death record. Also, does the record
state the relationship of the witness to the deceased? Does it possibly
mention his deceased wife's name.

This document can be found in the View Mate archives. VM #15584

Thank you for any and all help.
Greg Tuckman
Tempe, Arizona

MODERATOR NOTE: The ViewMate Archive search function may be reached via
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/v_filterarchivesrch.asp
Please respond to Greg privately.


Tips and advice for research trip to Vilnius/Belarus #general

David Laskin
 

I am planning a trip to Lithuania and Belarus in May to research family that
lived in Vilna, Rakov and Volozhin. I am hiring a guide in Vilnius who will be
taking us around. I hope to interview people about memories of my family,
including seventeen relatives killed in the Holocaust. I also will be
arranging for someone to do research in the archives in Minsk and Vilnius.

I would appreciate getting advice >from anyone who has done a trip like this
or has contacts in Belarus. How likely are the residents or Rakov or
Volozhin (none of them Jewish I assume) to share memories? How
cooperative/helpful are people in the Minsk archives likely to be?
Thanks.
David Laskin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tips and advice for research trip to Vilnius/Belarus #general

David Laskin
 

I am planning a trip to Lithuania and Belarus in May to research family that
lived in Vilna, Rakov and Volozhin. I am hiring a guide in Vilnius who will be
taking us around. I hope to interview people about memories of my family,
including seventeen relatives killed in the Holocaust. I also will be
arranging for someone to do research in the archives in Minsk and Vilnius.

I would appreciate getting advice >from anyone who has done a trip like this
or has contacts in Belarus. How likely are the residents or Rakov or
Volozhin (none of them Jewish I assume) to share memories? How
cooperative/helpful are people in the Minsk archives likely to be?
Thanks.
David Laskin


Ireland's Archives Collections Have A New Home #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new portal started today, March 4 for the Irish Archives Resource (IAR):
http://www.iar.ie . The public may now search a wide range of Irish archives
online. The IAR is funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland and is
supported by the Archives and Records Association (Ireland).

The National Archives of Ireland, also has a genealogy section:
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/beginning.html where members of the
public can consult a professional genealogist about sources relating to
their family history. Many of the collections listed on this portal will
contain information of interest to genealogists and family historians. Items
such as rental ledgers, wages and salaries books and employee records can
often contain references to people whose lives have otherwise gone largely
unrecorded. The National Archives, established on 1 June 1988, took over the
functions previously performed by the State Paper Office (1702) and the
Public Record Office of Ireland (1867).

While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States.

Thank you to Saul Issroff who alerted me to the posting by Dick Eastman in
the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter who first reported on the new
portal.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ireland's Archives Collections Have A New Home #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new portal started today, March 4 for the Irish Archives Resource (IAR):
http://www.iar.ie . The public may now search a wide range of Irish archives
online. The IAR is funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland and is
supported by the Archives and Records Association (Ireland).

The National Archives of Ireland, also has a genealogy section:
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/beginning.html where members of the
public can consult a professional genealogist about sources relating to
their family history. Many of the collections listed on this portal will
contain information of interest to genealogists and family historians. Items
such as rental ledgers, wages and salaries books and employee records can
often contain references to people whose lives have otherwise gone largely
unrecorded. The National Archives, established on 1 June 1988, took over the
functions previously performed by the State Paper Office (1702) and the
Public Record Office of Ireland (1867).

While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States.

Thank you to Saul Issroff who alerted me to the posting by Dick Eastman in
the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter who first reported on the new
portal.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Palestine Marriage Records #general

Judith Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

On the web site for the Israel State Archives there is a Record Group 140
that says it has marriage and marriage permit records which are classified
for 70 years. I am searching for records >from around 1920 and wondered if
anyone had had any success in obtaining records >from this source. If not,
does anyone have any other suggestions as to how to obtain them.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch
Los Angeles

Searching: WOLKOWICZ (Kolo, Zdunska Wola), HOROWICZ (Kalisz). ANSELL
(Holland), CHAIT & KESSEL (Yampol)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Palestine Marriage Records #general

Judith Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

On the web site for the Israel State Archives there is a Record Group 140
that says it has marriage and marriage permit records which are classified
for 70 years. I am searching for records >from around 1920 and wondered if
anyone had had any success in obtaining records >from this source. If not,
does anyone have any other suggestions as to how to obtain them.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch
Los Angeles

Searching: WOLKOWICZ (Kolo, Zdunska Wola), HOROWICZ (Kalisz). ANSELL
(Holland), CHAIT & KESSEL (Yampol)


Re: Question on Old Style vs. New Style calendar in Russian Pale #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

David Laskin asked about whether a relative born in Rakov, located in Russia
in 1886, and who immigrated in 1905, used a birthdate on American forms, as
it had been on the Julian calendar in Russia, or recalculated it on the
Gregorian calendar.

I don't that there's a rule or certainty for that - only opinion or lots of
anecdotes. My opinion is based primarily on the consideration that
birthdates were unimportant to our most of our ancestors, and that even if
they knew their birthdate, they wouldn't bother to change it when they
immigrated at age 10, 20, or 60 years old. It also would make matching
identities on European and American documents more difficult.

One way of looking this question is to ask whether George Washington changed
his birthdate when England and the American colonies switched to the
Gregorian calendar in 1752. I don't know the answer to that, or whether he
even had to fill out any forms that it included his date of birth for the
bureaucracy he helped create, but it's amusing to ponder.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Question on Old Style vs. New Style calendar in Russian Pale #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

David Laskin asked about whether a relative born in Rakov, located in Russia
in 1886, and who immigrated in 1905, used a birthdate on American forms, as
it had been on the Julian calendar in Russia, or recalculated it on the
Gregorian calendar.

I don't that there's a rule or certainty for that - only opinion or lots of
anecdotes. My opinion is based primarily on the consideration that
birthdates were unimportant to our most of our ancestors, and that even if
they knew their birthdate, they wouldn't bother to change it when they
immigrated at age 10, 20, or 60 years old. It also would make matching
identities on European and American documents more difficult.

One way of looking this question is to ask whether George Washington changed
his birthdate when England and the American colonies switched to the
Gregorian calendar in 1752. I don't know the answer to that, or whether he
even had to fill out any forms that it included his date of birth for the
bureaucracy he helped create, but it's amusing to ponder.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Re: Question concerning transcribing 18th century Polish names #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Bob Kosovsky wrote:
I'm transcribing a list of names in Polish >from the late 18th century.
As far as I can tell, all people's names have the same suffix, e.g.:
- Abram Leizerowicz
- Leyba Mejerowicz
etc.
Am I correct in assuming that the second name is a patronym, and not a
surname?"
In the first two decades of the 19th century, in western Poland where my
ancestors lived, I've encountered names like Herszlikowicz, Lewkowicz, etc,
which were patronymics--they were literally the names of the father of the
person named in the document. But they were transitional in nature, and not
necessarily permanent. Many became permanentized as family names. Others
changed completely.

Jim Bennett
Haifa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Question concerning transcribing 18th century Polish names #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Bob Kosovsky wrote:
I'm transcribing a list of names in Polish >from the late 18th century.
As far as I can tell, all people's names have the same suffix, e.g.:
- Abram Leizerowicz
- Leyba Mejerowicz
etc.
Am I correct in assuming that the second name is a patronym, and not a
surname?"
In the first two decades of the 19th century, in western Poland where my
ancestors lived, I've encountered names like Herszlikowicz, Lewkowicz, etc,
which were patronymics--they were literally the names of the father of the
person named in the document. But they were transitional in nature, and not
necessarily permanent. Many became permanentized as family names. Others
changed completely.

Jim Bennett
Haifa


May 2011 Issue of The Galitzianer -- Request for Submissions #ukraine

janicemsj@...
 

We are seeking submissions for the May 2011 issue of The Galitzianer.

We all use strategies and tools to discover more about our families.
Share with other members the strategies and tools that you used to
find living relatives or to learn more about your ancestry. Is there
an online people finder that you favor?

Have you traveled recently to your ancestral Galician towns? Share
your tips about making logistical arrangements or your experience with
driving on your own or using a driver/guide. Maybe your advice will
help someone feel able to embark on genealogical travel. Do you know
of someone you'd recommend as a guide or on-site interpreter?

Perhaps you have had success with obtaining notary records or Jewish
community records. Others could benefit >from your advice about the
steps you took to be successful.

Have you read a book or seen a film or a video on YouTube that
pertains to Galicia? Perhaps you've attended a local JGS meeting
about Galicia or know of an upcoming meeting on the topic.

Some of you had Galitzianer relatives who didn't settle in New York
but went south, north, and west, or lived in a community outside of
the U.S. What was life like for a Galitzianer in, say, Cleveland,
Montreal, Pittsburgh, Boston, London, or Philadelphia? Was there a
congregation organized by Galitzianers? What about a Galitzianer
cemetery?

Let me know if you are willing to be a periodic book reviewer for The
Galitzianer. If you are, send me some samples of your writing and
clips of any published review you have written.

Articles and graphics may be original or previously published and must
be relevant to Galician genealogical research. Electronic submissions
are preferred, though not required. We accept submissions >from both
members and nonmembers of Gesher Galicia.

If you wish to submit material for consideration, please contact me at
janicemsj@gmail.com. Although we accept submissions year-round, the
deadline for the May 2011 issue is April 8, 2011.

Janice M. Sellers
Managing Editor, The Galitzianer
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/newsletter.html


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine May 2011 Issue of The Galitzianer -- Request for Submissions #ukraine

janicemsj@...
 

We are seeking submissions for the May 2011 issue of The Galitzianer.

We all use strategies and tools to discover more about our families.
Share with other members the strategies and tools that you used to
find living relatives or to learn more about your ancestry. Is there
an online people finder that you favor?

Have you traveled recently to your ancestral Galician towns? Share
your tips about making logistical arrangements or your experience with
driving on your own or using a driver/guide. Maybe your advice will
help someone feel able to embark on genealogical travel. Do you know
of someone you'd recommend as a guide or on-site interpreter?

Perhaps you have had success with obtaining notary records or Jewish
community records. Others could benefit >from your advice about the
steps you took to be successful.

Have you read a book or seen a film or a video on YouTube that
pertains to Galicia? Perhaps you've attended a local JGS meeting
about Galicia or know of an upcoming meeting on the topic.

Some of you had Galitzianer relatives who didn't settle in New York
but went south, north, and west, or lived in a community outside of
the U.S. What was life like for a Galitzianer in, say, Cleveland,
Montreal, Pittsburgh, Boston, London, or Philadelphia? Was there a
congregation organized by Galitzianers? What about a Galitzianer
cemetery?

Let me know if you are willing to be a periodic book reviewer for The
Galitzianer. If you are, send me some samples of your writing and
clips of any published review you have written.

Articles and graphics may be original or previously published and must
be relevant to Galician genealogical research. Electronic submissions
are preferred, though not required. We accept submissions >from both
members and nonmembers of Gesher Galicia.

If you wish to submit material for consideration, please contact me at
janicemsj@gmail.com. Although we accept submissions year-round, the
deadline for the May 2011 issue is April 8, 2011.

Janice M. Sellers
Managing Editor, The Galitzianer
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/newsletter.html


rav moshe weingarten of brody #ukraine

Stewart Levy
 

Our family oral history says that we are descendants of Rabbi Moshe
WEINGARTEN of Brody, Ukraine. His son, a lumber merchant was Avraham Hayim
Weingarten, married to Esther Fishberg. They had two children Shmuel and
Sophie.

I can not find any information on Rabbi Weingarten. Does anyone know of this
Rabbi or this family?


Thanks

Stewart Rich LEVY
Weingarten, Rich/Raych, Fishberg, Gass/Guss - Volyn, Matsiov, Kovel,
Klichkovich


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine rav moshe weingarten of brody #ukraine

Stewart Levy
 

Our family oral history says that we are descendants of Rabbi Moshe
WEINGARTEN of Brody, Ukraine. His son, a lumber merchant was Avraham Hayim
Weingarten, married to Esther Fishberg. They had two children Shmuel and
Sophie.

I can not find any information on Rabbi Weingarten. Does anyone know of this
Rabbi or this family?


Thanks

Stewart Rich LEVY
Weingarten, Rich/Raych, Fishberg, Gass/Guss - Volyn, Matsiov, Kovel,
Klichkovich

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