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Alexander Bader Lecture: "Names of Jews: Through Centuries and Countries" #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

September 11, 2012. A video recorded lecture, in Russian, is available
on the site, Lektorium.TV, at
http://www.lektorium.tv/lecture/?id=13900

on the above topic by Alexander Bader at the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg. The lecture description is:, "...Bader uncovers a
little...as continuity of the tradition of Hebrew in Jewish
onomastics...>from biblical times to the XXth Century...dwells on the
names...of the Jews of Eastern Europe in the last century."

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alexander Bader Lecture: "Names of Jews: Through Centuries and Countries" #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

September 11, 2012. A video recorded lecture, in Russian, is available
on the site, Lektorium.TV, at
http://www.lektorium.tv/lecture/?id=13900

on the above topic by Alexander Bader at the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg. The lecture description is:, "...Bader uncovers a
little...as continuity of the tradition of Hebrew in Jewish
onomastics...>from biblical times to the XXth Century...dwells on the
names...of the Jews of Eastern Europe in the last century."

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Birzai -1818 Additional Revision List #general

William Yoffee
 

Birzai-1818 Additional Revision List

The Panevezys District Research Group is posting the 1818 Additional
Revision List for the town of Birzai consisting of 1337 lines of data. The
1816 Revision List for Birzai was posted previously with 370 lines of data.
These Revision Lists were essentially the product of censuses that were
conducted by the Russian Empire beginning in 1795, when the Empire was
extended westward to include the Pale of Settlement where a large proportion
of the population included Jews. These censuses not only counted Jewish
families and family members but were also used for taxation purposes and
military conscription. Altogether, Russia conducted 10 censuses.

The Jewish Family History Foundation categorizes the early Revision Lists,
including 1816 and 1818 among what are called "Bridge Records"; that is
records which bridge the transition >from other 18th Century records of
families using patronymics instead of surnames to the early 19th Century
when most if not all families adopted surnames. These records make it
possible for genealogical purposes to trace some families with surnames to
the earlier periods when they used patronymics.

The 1818 List contained 271 different surnames representing 525 households,
although 33 households still had not yet recorded surnames. This is compared
to the 1816 List which recorded 85 families of which only 7 had not recorded
a surname. The families on the two Lists were almost entirely different with
very rare overlap. This does not account for the possibility that some
families may have changed their surnames in the two intervening years. The
1818 List described a Jewish population in Birzai with a wide range of ages:
192 under age 13; 103 were age 60 or older and 12 were age 70 or older. The
oldest was age 88. The 1816 List described a population in a narrower range
of ages: 35 under the age of 13, and the remainder under the age of 62; only
4 at ages 60 and 61. A small number of heads of households and family
members who were counted in 1816 were reported as not present for 4 main
reasons: 12 had moved away, 7 had run away,16 had died and 8 had simply
disappeared.

As you are no doubt aware, access to the Panevezys District Research
Group's (PDRG) Shutterfly website is available only to its members. For
more information about membership in the Group please contact me.

Alphabetical lists of the surnames on both the 1816 and 1818 Revision Lists
are available on request >from me at the email address below.

Bill Yoffee
Panevezys District Research Coordinator
kidsbks@verizon.net .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birzai -1818 Additional Revision List #general

William Yoffee
 

Birzai-1818 Additional Revision List

The Panevezys District Research Group is posting the 1818 Additional
Revision List for the town of Birzai consisting of 1337 lines of data. The
1816 Revision List for Birzai was posted previously with 370 lines of data.
These Revision Lists were essentially the product of censuses that were
conducted by the Russian Empire beginning in 1795, when the Empire was
extended westward to include the Pale of Settlement where a large proportion
of the population included Jews. These censuses not only counted Jewish
families and family members but were also used for taxation purposes and
military conscription. Altogether, Russia conducted 10 censuses.

The Jewish Family History Foundation categorizes the early Revision Lists,
including 1816 and 1818 among what are called "Bridge Records"; that is
records which bridge the transition >from other 18th Century records of
families using patronymics instead of surnames to the early 19th Century
when most if not all families adopted surnames. These records make it
possible for genealogical purposes to trace some families with surnames to
the earlier periods when they used patronymics.

The 1818 List contained 271 different surnames representing 525 households,
although 33 households still had not yet recorded surnames. This is compared
to the 1816 List which recorded 85 families of which only 7 had not recorded
a surname. The families on the two Lists were almost entirely different with
very rare overlap. This does not account for the possibility that some
families may have changed their surnames in the two intervening years. The
1818 List described a Jewish population in Birzai with a wide range of ages:
192 under age 13; 103 were age 60 or older and 12 were age 70 or older. The
oldest was age 88. The 1816 List described a population in a narrower range
of ages: 35 under the age of 13, and the remainder under the age of 62; only
4 at ages 60 and 61. A small number of heads of households and family
members who were counted in 1816 were reported as not present for 4 main
reasons: 12 had moved away, 7 had run away,16 had died and 8 had simply
disappeared.

As you are no doubt aware, access to the Panevezys District Research
Group's (PDRG) Shutterfly website is available only to its members. For
more information about membership in the Group please contact me.

Alphabetical lists of the surnames on both the 1816 and 1818 Revision Lists
are available on request >from me at the email address below.

Bill Yoffee
Panevezys District Research Coordinator
kidsbks@verizon.net .


Re: Jews from Lithuania Resident in Riga Latvia Between the Two World Wars #general

William Yoffee
 

Martha Lev-Zion is quite right about how the Jews of Courland were treated
by the Russians in March-April 1915. This treatment was not limited to the
Jews of Courland. As I pointed out on a previous post, it was extended to
Jews in Kovna Gubernia and elsewhere.

I apologize for using the neutral term "evacuated" which I agree does not
adequately describe the actual treatment of the Jews that is difficult to
describe adequately in a limited space.

Hag Sameach and Shavuah Tov.

Regards,
Bill Yoffee
Panevezys District Research Coordinator
kidsbks@verizon.net .

I would like to correct what I consider to be an error on the part of
Bill Yoffee's post to Jewishgen which included the following sentence:

It should be noted that in March-April 1915, the Russians, while
retreating >from the German army, evacuated the Jews of Courland, many of
whom> returned after the war.
snip.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jews from Lithuania Resident in Riga Latvia Between the Two World Wars #general

William Yoffee
 

Martha Lev-Zion is quite right about how the Jews of Courland were treated
by the Russians in March-April 1915. This treatment was not limited to the
Jews of Courland. As I pointed out on a previous post, it was extended to
Jews in Kovna Gubernia and elsewhere.

I apologize for using the neutral term "evacuated" which I agree does not
adequately describe the actual treatment of the Jews that is difficult to
describe adequately in a limited space.

Hag Sameach and Shavuah Tov.

Regards,
Bill Yoffee
Panevezys District Research Coordinator
kidsbks@verizon.net .

I would like to correct what I consider to be an error on the part of
Bill Yoffee's post to Jewishgen which included the following sentence:

It should be noted that in March-April 1915, the Russians, while
retreating >from the German army, evacuated the Jews of Courland, many of
whom> returned after the war.
snip.


"Thomas Books Victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine" #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

On the Ukrainian site, The Official Website of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, at: http://www.memory.gov.ua/ua/publication/content/1090.htm (http://tinyurl.com/9cw25zn), there are 19 downloadable books available about victims of the Ukraine famine. The volumes are listed and available by region (Kiev is by region and city). The first on the roster is identified as "Consolidated". Although I can't read Ukrainian, it appears that some if not all of the books contain lists of names and other pertinent information about the individuals as well as original documents and eyewitness accounts.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Re: Given Name Evtkho #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

I promise this is my last post regarding my initial request for help with
this name! I told people when and if I was ever able to confirm or negate
their suggestions that the name might be Yitzhak, I would them know. This
evening I received an email >from my cousin, and yes, she remembers that her
grandfather did indeed have a brother Yitzhak!! That was the name missing
from my list!
Thank you all for helping me get the correct name!

Shabbat shalom,
Linda Silverman Shefler
NULMAN- Ivnitsa, Fastov, Belaya Tserkov; SHERMAN- Natashka, Fastov, Belaya
Tserkov; KOTLYAR-Belaya Tserkov; KOPTY/KOPUT-Ivnitsa;
SCHNAPARSKI/SNOPARSKY-Pavoloch, Fastov, Belaya Tserkov; GURALNIK-Fastov;
APPLEBAUM and PLOTKA/PLOTKE-Zinkov


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine "Thomas Books Victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine" #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

On the Ukrainian site, The Official Website of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, at: http://www.memory.gov.ua/ua/publication/content/1090.htm (http://tinyurl.com/9cw25zn), there are 19 downloadable books available about victims of the Ukraine famine. The volumes are listed and available by region (Kiev is by region and city). The first on the roster is identified as "Consolidated". Although I can't read Ukrainian, it appears that some if not all of the books contain lists of names and other pertinent information about the individuals as well as original documents and eyewitness accounts.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Given Name Evtkho #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

I promise this is my last post regarding my initial request for help with
this name! I told people when and if I was ever able to confirm or negate
their suggestions that the name might be Yitzhak, I would them know. This
evening I received an email >from my cousin, and yes, she remembers that her
grandfather did indeed have a brother Yitzhak!! That was the name missing
from my list!
Thank you all for helping me get the correct name!

Shabbat shalom,
Linda Silverman Shefler
NULMAN- Ivnitsa, Fastov, Belaya Tserkov; SHERMAN- Natashka, Fastov, Belaya
Tserkov; KOTLYAR-Belaya Tserkov; KOPTY/KOPUT-Ivnitsa;
SCHNAPARSKI/SNOPARSKY-Pavoloch, Fastov, Belaya Tserkov; GURALNIK-Fastov;
APPLEBAUM and PLOTKA/PLOTKE-Zinkov


An Article: "List Shot in Sandarmokh and Ukrainian Immigrants from Ukraine" #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/article/24477308.html (list is in Ukrainian)
http://tinyurl.com/8p6lm4f

The list includes names of Jews & non-Jews place & year of birth, arrest date, sentence, execution date, etc.

Some last names are: BARG, BROMBERG, UKRINIAN (?) Daniel Zelanovych, WEISBERG, WOLFSON, HLEYH, GLUZMAN, HAUSMANN, GROISMAN, Emdina Bell Izrayilivna ("Bell", the last name??)

http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/article/24568561.html http://tinyurl.com/8pcdas5

Please check the site for additional information.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine An Article: "List Shot in Sandarmokh and Ukrainian Immigrants from Ukraine" #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/article/24477308.html (list is in Ukrainian)
http://tinyurl.com/8p6lm4f

The list includes names of Jews & non-Jews place & year of birth, arrest date, sentence, execution date, etc.

Some last names are: BARG, BROMBERG, UKRINIAN (?) Daniel Zelanovych, WEISBERG, WOLFSON, HLEYH, GLUZMAN, HAUSMANN, GROISMAN, Emdina Bell Izrayilivna ("Bell", the last name??)

http://www.radiosvoboda.org/content/article/24568561.html http://tinyurl.com/8pcdas5

Please check the site for additional information.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Ostrog,Zvil #ukraine

mark
 

Dear Genners.
Searching Bejzman,Brandwajn >from Ostrog,Zvil-Novograd-Volhynsky,Zdolbunov.

Wajsenberg Mark
Carmiel
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ostrog,Zvil #ukraine

mark
 

Dear Genners.
Searching Bejzman,Brandwajn >from Ostrog,Zvil-Novograd-Volhynsky,Zdolbunov.

Wajsenberg Mark
Carmiel
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Jewish graduates of the Alexander Railway school Jelgava #latvia

Robert Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I'm searching for a list of Jewish graduates of the Alexander
Railway School in Mitau/Jelgava.

I suspect that my great-great grandfather Jacob David KANTOROVICH
(born 1830 in Slonim, Belarus, died in 1902 in St. Petersburg or Warsaw)
was a graduate of this school. He was married in 1860 in Riga with
Minne bat Isai/Isaak Keylman/Keilman. He worked >from 1863 to 1890 as
an officer of the St. Petersburg Warsaw railway company in Vilnius.
Previously, he worked as a reporter and translator for various newspapers.

B'Shalom
Robert Dupuis, Berlin, Germany

Searching for Keilmann/Keylman >from Sloca, Riga and Vitebsk,
Kantorovich >from Slonim, Cohn >from Sloca and Riga, Etzekiel >from
Sloca and Riga, Hollender >from Mitau and Riga, Isakowitz >from
Friedrichstadt and Riga, Mendelsohn >from Mitau, Dribinowitsch,
Porogowd >from Riga, Friedmann >from Riga, Lissner and Hirschfeld

from Riga, Jungierman >from Olkusz, Josephy >from Schwaan and Rostock


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jewish graduates of the Alexander Railway school Jelgava #latvia

Robert Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I'm searching for a list of Jewish graduates of the Alexander
Railway School in Mitau/Jelgava.

I suspect that my great-great grandfather Jacob David KANTOROVICH
(born 1830 in Slonim, Belarus, died in 1902 in St. Petersburg or Warsaw)
was a graduate of this school. He was married in 1860 in Riga with
Minne bat Isai/Isaak Keylman/Keilman. He worked >from 1863 to 1890 as
an officer of the St. Petersburg Warsaw railway company in Vilnius.
Previously, he worked as a reporter and translator for various newspapers.

B'Shalom
Robert Dupuis, Berlin, Germany

Searching for Keilmann/Keylman >from Sloca, Riga and Vitebsk,
Kantorovich >from Slonim, Cohn >from Sloca and Riga, Etzekiel >from
Sloca and Riga, Hollender >from Mitau and Riga, Isakowitz >from
Friedrichstadt and Riga, Mendelsohn >from Mitau, Dribinowitsch,
Porogowd >from Riga, Friedmann >from Riga, Lissner and Hirschfeld

from Riga, Jungierman >from Olkusz, Josephy >from Schwaan and Rostock


The missing Colman FINKELSTEIN #general

Paul Silverstone
 

When Chaim FINKELSTEIN died in Winnipeg in 1920, the probate court
listed his heirs as his second wife Esther & children, Esther, Samuel,
Samson, Miriam and D.R. Finkelstein and a grandson, Earle, son of Colman
Finkelstein. My problem is son Colman.

Chaim and his three older children arrived in Canada in 1886. All except
Colman are listed in the 1891 census. Chaim’s first wife Annie died in 1899.

Next to her gravestone in Winnipeg is a monument to Calvin Finkelstein
that also lists the names Esther, Samuel, Samson and David. The photo I
have seen of it is illegible.

Is Calvin Colman? What happened to him and his family if those other
names are his family? I have found no records in the vital records of
Manitoba about him. Did some disaster wipe out the family except son Earle ?

Possibly Colman changed his name to Calvin and lived in some other part
of North America. When they died (if that is the case) the remains were
taken to Winnipeg to be buried in the family plot. Other than the
probate record no trace of Earle has been found.

I have also thought that Colman never came to America, but then who is
Calvin buried in the family plot?

Any suggestions as to what happened to Colman would be welcome.

Paul Silverstone
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The missing Colman FINKELSTEIN #general

Paul Silverstone
 

When Chaim FINKELSTEIN died in Winnipeg in 1920, the probate court
listed his heirs as his second wife Esther & children, Esther, Samuel,
Samson, Miriam and D.R. Finkelstein and a grandson, Earle, son of Colman
Finkelstein. My problem is son Colman.

Chaim and his three older children arrived in Canada in 1886. All except
Colman are listed in the 1891 census. Chaim’s first wife Annie died in 1899.

Next to her gravestone in Winnipeg is a monument to Calvin Finkelstein
that also lists the names Esther, Samuel, Samson and David. The photo I
have seen of it is illegible.

Is Calvin Colman? What happened to him and his family if those other
names are his family? I have found no records in the vital records of
Manitoba about him. Did some disaster wipe out the family except son Earle ?

Possibly Colman changed his name to Calvin and lived in some other part
of North America. When they died (if that is the case) the remains were
taken to Winnipeg to be buried in the family plot. Other than the
probate record no trace of Earle has been found.

I have also thought that Colman never came to America, but then who is
Calvin buried in the family plot?

Any suggestions as to what happened to Colman would be welcome.

Paul Silverstone
New York, NY


ROSENBLUM in Wieruszow #general

ava rosenblum
 

i've made some progress in the paper trail on my father's side of the
family. It looks like his father may have been >from Wieruszow. if
anybody should hear of any residence directories >from early 20th
century Wieruszow, I would welcome hearing about them. Thank you.

Ava Rosenblum
Edina, MN

Researching Garner >from Sgierz, Rosenblum >from Wieruszow, and Jonas

from Kalisz.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROSENBLUM in Wieruszow #general

ava rosenblum
 

i've made some progress in the paper trail on my father's side of the
family. It looks like his father may have been >from Wieruszow. if
anybody should hear of any residence directories >from early 20th
century Wieruszow, I would welcome hearing about them. Thank you.

Ava Rosenblum
Edina, MN

Researching Garner >from Sgierz, Rosenblum >from Wieruszow, and Jonas

from Kalisz.

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