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Fradel, male or female #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Fradel can be either male or female. Alexander Beider, in his Dictionary of
Ashkenazic Given Names, puts the female version as a variant on Freyde, and the
male version as a variant on Freydman, meaning joy and joyful man, and both
probably a translation of simkha.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA 92110-2492 U.S.A.
lazer@sandiego.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fradel, male or female #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Fradel can be either male or female. Alexander Beider, in his Dictionary of
Ashkenazic Given Names, puts the female version as a variant on Freyde, and the
male version as a variant on Freydman, meaning joy and joyful man, and both
probably a translation of simkha.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA 92110-2492 U.S.A.
lazer@sandiego.edu


Re: SILVERSTONE family, Philadelphia #general

russell
 

Dear Genners,

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. Although I am still hitting that
Brick wall I have had some great suggestions which I will be investigating.
If anyone else has any ideas suggestions still accepted

I sent the same post to other researchers in my family and was sent even
more unidentified family members. Watch this space

Best regards

Russell Vaughan
London, England

The photo was given to me by an aunt who was given it many years ago. I have
posted it on my website
(http://www.vaughanfamilytree.net/research-news.html ) so that someone
researching their SILVERSTONE family may recognise phil and get back to me


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE:SILVERSTONE family, Philadelphia #general

russell
 

Dear Genners,

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. Although I am still hitting that
Brick wall I have had some great suggestions which I will be investigating.
If anyone else has any ideas suggestions still accepted

I sent the same post to other researchers in my family and was sent even
more unidentified family members. Watch this space

Best regards

Russell Vaughan
London, England

The photo was given to me by an aunt who was given it many years ago. I have
posted it on my website
(http://www.vaughanfamilytree.net/research-news.html ) so that someone
researching their SILVERSTONE family may recognise phil and get back to me


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #dna

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #rabbinic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


DNA Research #DNA Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #dna

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #rabbinic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Photos of Monuments Needed, Please #general

jack haines <hainesjack44@...>
 

Good afternoon,

If anyone is going to the Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, may I ask you to get in
touch with me, please:

I need a favour, if you don't mind, of two photos of monuments in Cemetery No. 1.
Just send me an e-mail to the two addresses shown below and I will give you
the information of the grave particulars.

Thank you so much, and have a good day,

Jack Haines
E-mail: jgsmhaines@videotron.ca
E-mail: jack_haines@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photos of Monuments Needed, Please #general

jack haines <hainesjack44@...>
 

Good afternoon,

If anyone is going to the Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, may I ask you to get in
touch with me, please:

I need a favour, if you don't mind, of two photos of monuments in Cemetery No. 1.
Just send me an e-mail to the two addresses shown below and I will give you
the information of the grave particulars.

Thank you so much, and have a good day,

Jack Haines
E-mail: jgsmhaines@videotron.ca
E-mail: jack_haines@aol.com


Ukraine SIG Continues to Grow! #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

If you are reading this on the Ukraine SIG list - Congratulations! You are one of
3100 subscribers to this list, as of today. That is up >from 2,650,just two years
ago. If you are only reading this on the JewishGen list and you have interests in
that portion of Ukraine that was part of the Russian Empire gubernias now in the
Ukraine: Podolia, Volhynia, Kiev, Poltava,Chernigov, Kharkov, Kherson, Taurida and
Ekaterinoslav, subscribe to our list, as well. We have added a number of projects
we are working on over the past two years, and we continue to look for sources of
new information for Ukraine researchers. Many more posts by researchers that apply
to Ukraine are posted on our list only than appear on the more general JewishGen
list.

Our Town listings now show over 900 individual towns, shtetlach, and settlements
where Jews lived in Ukraine. For each town listed, there is a map showing the
location, a list of names the place has been known by, a list of ongoing projects,
a Town Leader (if there is one), and a link to a JewishGen KehilaLinks Project
page (if there is one). Town Leaders help coordinate any projects we can identify
and are the point of contact for any information on a place or its inhabitants.
Since there are few vital records available, we are also involved in researching
business directories, revision (census) lists, and other sources for names in
Ukraine. For those towns that have no current Town Leader or KehilaLinks page, we
are actively looking to fill those voids. Let me know if you are interested.

As of now, we have 114 KehilaLinks pages, either in progress or on line. We
have 194 Town Leaders, and they have been identifying projects that just
need volunteers (and in some cases, monetary donations) to complete and be
entered into the All-Ukraine database, which currently has 1.4 million
records >from a variety of sources. There is so much to do, and it all
begins with you. If you have an hour or two a week (or more) to donate to
finding our roots in Ukraine, we have much more to do. Your help is
gratefully appreciated, not just by me, but by generations of Ukraine
researchers to come who can benefit >from records you may help to uncover,
translate, enter into spreadsheets, or put on a KehilaLinks page. We are
here to help you every step of the way.

For a list and description of projects already identified that require money
to acquire or translate records, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
. As always, your JewishGen-erosity is greatly appreciated.

Our Ukraine SIG home page is at http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns and Districts Director, Ukraine SIG
Cmw521@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukraine SIG Continues to Grow! #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

If you are reading this on the Ukraine SIG list - Congratulations! You are one of
3100 subscribers to this list, as of today. That is up >from 2,650,just two years
ago. If you are only reading this on the JewishGen list and you have interests in
that portion of Ukraine that was part of the Russian Empire gubernias now in the
Ukraine: Podolia, Volhynia, Kiev, Poltava,Chernigov, Kharkov, Kherson, Taurida and
Ekaterinoslav, subscribe to our list, as well. We have added a number of projects
we are working on over the past two years, and we continue to look for sources of
new information for Ukraine researchers. Many more posts by researchers that apply
to Ukraine are posted on our list only than appear on the more general JewishGen
list.

Our Town listings now show over 900 individual towns, shtetlach, and settlements
where Jews lived in Ukraine. For each town listed, there is a map showing the
location, a list of names the place has been known by, a list of ongoing projects,
a Town Leader (if there is one), and a link to a JewishGen KehilaLinks Project
page (if there is one). Town Leaders help coordinate any projects we can identify
and are the point of contact for any information on a place or its inhabitants.
Since there are few vital records available, we are also involved in researching
business directories, revision (census) lists, and other sources for names in
Ukraine. For those towns that have no current Town Leader or KehilaLinks page, we
are actively looking to fill those voids. Let me know if you are interested.

As of now, we have 114 KehilaLinks pages, either in progress or on line. We
have 194 Town Leaders, and they have been identifying projects that just
need volunteers (and in some cases, monetary donations) to complete and be
entered into the All-Ukraine database, which currently has 1.4 million
records >from a variety of sources. There is so much to do, and it all
begins with you. If you have an hour or two a week (or more) to donate to
finding our roots in Ukraine, we have much more to do. Your help is
gratefully appreciated, not just by me, but by generations of Ukraine
researchers to come who can benefit >from records you may help to uncover,
translate, enter into spreadsheets, or put on a KehilaLinks page. We are
here to help you every step of the way.

For a list and description of projects already identified that require money
to acquire or translate records, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
. As always, your JewishGen-erosity is greatly appreciated.

Our Ukraine SIG home page is at http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns and Districts Director, Ukraine SIG
Cmw521@earthlink.net


"Bril" on manifest of Beile Woland from Wohyn, Poland #general

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hi all. This is my first ever post. I am trying to help my husband's 95 year old
grandmother track down any living descendants of her aunt, Beile Woland, who
arrived in the US in 1911 >from Wohyn, Poland. In the box on the manifest where it
says who paid for passage, Beile's entry says "bril," as do many of the others. I
apologize if this is a dumb question, but does that mean brother-in-law?

Also, if anyone is particularly good at deciphering old school handwriting, please
let me know if you can read the manifest. I can make out what appears to be "Summer
Street, Lynn, Mass" but the name is a mystery. She is line 12:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=300v9mt&s=5

It appears to be initial A (which matches with a recollection of an uncle named
"Avram" >from Lukow) but the last name could be Kutner? Rufner? Neither of those
match any of the surnames >from the Lukow records on JewishGen. Beile's sister was
named Henia, but I cannot find any records of her at all. I have pored over the
1910 and 1920 censuses looking for a match at a Summer Street address (is it 189?
180? 106?) to no avail, yet. Any info would be appreciated, but nailing down what
"bril" means would help me enormously.

Thanks so much.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD

MODERATOR NOTE: Good luck in your searches! Have you posted the names and towns
you are researching on Jewish Family Finder? The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
is a compilation of surnames and towns currently being researched by over 97,000
Jewish genealogists worldwide. It contains over 500,000 entries: 125,000 ancestral
surnames and 17,000 town names, and is indexed and cross-referenced by both surname
and town name. You can find it at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Bril" on manifest of Beile Woland from Wohyn, Poland #general

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hi all. This is my first ever post. I am trying to help my husband's 95 year old
grandmother track down any living descendants of her aunt, Beile Woland, who
arrived in the US in 1911 >from Wohyn, Poland. In the box on the manifest where it
says who paid for passage, Beile's entry says "bril," as do many of the others. I
apologize if this is a dumb question, but does that mean brother-in-law?

Also, if anyone is particularly good at deciphering old school handwriting, please
let me know if you can read the manifest. I can make out what appears to be "Summer
Street, Lynn, Mass" but the name is a mystery. She is line 12:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=300v9mt&s=5

It appears to be initial A (which matches with a recollection of an uncle named
"Avram" >from Lukow) but the last name could be Kutner? Rufner? Neither of those
match any of the surnames >from the Lukow records on JewishGen. Beile's sister was
named Henia, but I cannot find any records of her at all. I have pored over the
1910 and 1920 censuses looking for a match at a Summer Street address (is it 189?
180? 106?) to no avail, yet. Any info would be appreciated, but nailing down what
"bril" means would help me enormously.

Thanks so much.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD

MODERATOR NOTE: Good luck in your searches! Have you posted the names and towns
you are researching on Jewish Family Finder? The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
is a compilation of surnames and towns currently being researched by over 97,000
Jewish genealogists worldwide. It contains over 500,000 entries: 125,000 ancestral
surnames and 17,000 town names, and is indexed and cross-referenced by both surname
and town name. You can find it at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


Re: Photo of Aaron Uditsky's gravestone #general

Lois Cohen
 

I now have a great photo of Aaron Uditsky's gravestone. Russ, thank you so much.

Lois Cohen
Cranston, Rhode Island
Loisteach@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photo of Aaron Uditsky's gravestone #general

Lois Cohen
 

I now have a great photo of Aaron Uditsky's gravestone. Russ, thank you so much.

Lois Cohen
Cranston, Rhode Island
Loisteach@verizon.net


New Book Announcement: A Noble Heritage #general

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

New Book Announcement for A Noble Heritage

In May of 1914, Nathan Polonsky, together with his wife and four of their
children left Cherkasy, Russia, and settled in Brooklyn, NY. Nathan passed
away in 1929, and Bessie in 1938. Little was known regarding their life
before immigrating to America. Other than whisperings of the family being
somehow descended >from one of the disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, there was
no family tree or paper trail to document who their ancestors were.

In the spring of 2008, while researching his family history in preparation
for his son Joshua's Bar Mitzvah, Nathan Polonsky's great-grandson, Dr.
Jeffrey Mark Paull, found a photograph of Nathan's tombstone. The Hebrew
inscription on the tombstone revealed that Nathan was the descendant of two
of the most influential early leaders of the Chassidic movement -- the
Shpoler Zeida (the grandfather of Shpola), and Rabbi Pinchas Shapira of Koretz.

This finding led Dr. Paull on a four-year quest to rediscover his Polonsky family's
lost heritage. Based upon surviving Shpola vital records, Zvenigorodka censuses,
and many other historical documents, he succeeded in connecting his branch of the
Polonsky family to five generations of Polonsky rabbis who served as Av Beit Din of
Ekaterinopol. The first of these rabbis, Shmuel Polonsky, married Sarah Rachel
Sheindel Shapira, the daughter of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz.

As Dr. Paull began digging deeper into his family history, the pieces of his
ancient lineage began falling into place, until ultimately he succeeded in
tracing his noble rabbinical heritage over 1,000 years to Rashi and his
forebears. The Polonsky lineage descends >from many of Europe's most eminent
and illustrious rabbinical families, including Kalonymos, Treves, Shapiro,
Luria, Katzenellenbogen, Yaffe, Wahl, Twerski, Wertheim, Gelles, and Zeida.

Dr. Paull's astonishing level of perseverance and meticulous research was driven by
his search for spiritual meaning, Jewish identity, and ancestral connection. His
research and the resulting book, "A Noble Heritage: The History and Legacy of the
Polonsky and Paull Family in America," have forged ties to an entire estranged
contemporary extended Jewish family, and provided an educational path to
understanding Judaism more deeply for his family and for future generations.

A Noble Heritage is not merely the retelling of Dr. Paull's personal family
history, but a fascinating historical account of the Jewish people, their
centuries-long struggle to survive in Europe and Russia, and the Jewish
immigrant experience in America. It is also a guide for others to learn how
to trace their own family history, and an expression of how the process of
genealogical and historical discovery reconnects 21st century American Jews
to their Jewish cultural heritage in profound ways. His work has inspired
his readers and audiences to begin the process of researching their own
family histories and ancestries.

A Noble Heritage has received highly favorable reviews >from such notable
authorities on Jewish genealogy and history as Dr. Antony Polonsky and Dr.
Edward Gelles. A Noble Heritage may be purchased directly >from the author,
the publisher, Infinity Publishing, or >from the major online book retailers,
including Amazon.com. Several chapters of the book can be previewed on
Amazon.com at:
http://www.amazon.com/Noble-Heritage-Deluxe-Color-Edition/dp/0741470470.

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time commercial announcement of a book of
genealogical interest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Book Announcement: A Noble Heritage #general

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

New Book Announcement for A Noble Heritage

In May of 1914, Nathan Polonsky, together with his wife and four of their
children left Cherkasy, Russia, and settled in Brooklyn, NY. Nathan passed
away in 1929, and Bessie in 1938. Little was known regarding their life
before immigrating to America. Other than whisperings of the family being
somehow descended >from one of the disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, there was
no family tree or paper trail to document who their ancestors were.

In the spring of 2008, while researching his family history in preparation
for his son Joshua's Bar Mitzvah, Nathan Polonsky's great-grandson, Dr.
Jeffrey Mark Paull, found a photograph of Nathan's tombstone. The Hebrew
inscription on the tombstone revealed that Nathan was the descendant of two
of the most influential early leaders of the Chassidic movement -- the
Shpoler Zeida (the grandfather of Shpola), and Rabbi Pinchas Shapira of Koretz.

This finding led Dr. Paull on a four-year quest to rediscover his Polonsky family's
lost heritage. Based upon surviving Shpola vital records, Zvenigorodka censuses,
and many other historical documents, he succeeded in connecting his branch of the
Polonsky family to five generations of Polonsky rabbis who served as Av Beit Din of
Ekaterinopol. The first of these rabbis, Shmuel Polonsky, married Sarah Rachel
Sheindel Shapira, the daughter of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz.

As Dr. Paull began digging deeper into his family history, the pieces of his
ancient lineage began falling into place, until ultimately he succeeded in
tracing his noble rabbinical heritage over 1,000 years to Rashi and his
forebears. The Polonsky lineage descends >from many of Europe's most eminent
and illustrious rabbinical families, including Kalonymos, Treves, Shapiro,
Luria, Katzenellenbogen, Yaffe, Wahl, Twerski, Wertheim, Gelles, and Zeida.

Dr. Paull's astonishing level of perseverance and meticulous research was driven by
his search for spiritual meaning, Jewish identity, and ancestral connection. His
research and the resulting book, "A Noble Heritage: The History and Legacy of the
Polonsky and Paull Family in America," have forged ties to an entire estranged
contemporary extended Jewish family, and provided an educational path to
understanding Judaism more deeply for his family and for future generations.

A Noble Heritage is not merely the retelling of Dr. Paull's personal family
history, but a fascinating historical account of the Jewish people, their
centuries-long struggle to survive in Europe and Russia, and the Jewish
immigrant experience in America. It is also a guide for others to learn how
to trace their own family history, and an expression of how the process of
genealogical and historical discovery reconnects 21st century American Jews
to their Jewish cultural heritage in profound ways. His work has inspired
his readers and audiences to begin the process of researching their own
family histories and ancestries.

A Noble Heritage has received highly favorable reviews >from such notable
authorities on Jewish genealogy and history as Dr. Antony Polonsky and Dr.
Edward Gelles. A Noble Heritage may be purchased directly >from the author,
the publisher, Infinity Publishing, or >from the major online book retailers,
including Amazon.com. Several chapters of the book can be previewed on
Amazon.com at:
http://www.amazon.com/Noble-Heritage-Deluxe-Color-Edition/dp/0741470470.

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time commercial announcement of a book of
genealogical interest


Refugees to Dzhambul During WW2 #general

Eugene Goryunov <egoryunov@...>
 

Greetings,

My grandmother and her family was evacuated to Dzhambul during the second world
war. I have been unable to find any records of refugees taken to Dzhambul.

I have already used: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Jewish Refugees in
Tashkent. It does not track Dzhambul.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards.
Eugene Goryunov
Chicago, IL USA

Researching (most >from the Ukraine):
Goryunov, Vorobyov, Garanin
Isod, Peisakhin
Kleyman, Shifris, Yelskiy
Volodarsky, Lyubomsky
Skvirsky, Sheikhet
Khaskin, Kotlyar, Gorohovsky, Medovar


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Refugees to Dzhambul During WW2 #general

Eugene Goryunov <egoryunov@...>
 

Greetings,

My grandmother and her family was evacuated to Dzhambul during the second world
war. I have been unable to find any records of refugees taken to Dzhambul.

I have already used: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Jewish Refugees in
Tashkent. It does not track Dzhambul.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards.
Eugene Goryunov
Chicago, IL USA

Researching (most >from the Ukraine):
Goryunov, Vorobyov, Garanin
Isod, Peisakhin
Kleyman, Shifris, Yelskiy
Volodarsky, Lyubomsky
Skvirsky, Sheikhet
Khaskin, Kotlyar, Gorohovsky, Medovar

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