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Surname Paes #poland

Susan Weliky <sweliky@...>
 

Looking for any information on the surname Paes >from Poland, Belarus or
Russia.

Susan Weliky


Resources for Lublin District, Poland #ukraine

Genealogykid20 <genealogykid20@...>
 

Lublin district had a thriving orthodox Jewish population and a
world-renowned Yeshiva at the outbreak of the Holocaust. In December
of 1939 a "Death March" began in Chelm, Poland in which the Jewish men
were rounded up and forced to walk in bitter cold temperatures to
Hrubieszow, and then to Sokal, Ukraine (see
http://chelm.freeyellow.com/deathmarchvictims.html).

Hundreds of thousands of Jews >from the area were murdered in the
Holocaust, mostly shipped to Majdanek, Belzec, or Sobibor, but also
many other terrible places. Active resistance movements took place in
most of the towns listed below, and most especially in the Parczew and
Wlodawa forests, where a very successful partisan operation resisted
the Nazis (see http://chelm.freeyellow.com/partisans.html).

Here are some memorial websites for towns in the district.
Additionally most of the communities also have Yahoogroup discussion
lists where Jewish descendants can communicate with each other.

Chelm -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/chelm.html
Czemierniki (includes Parczew) --
http://chelm.freeyellow.com/czemierniki.html
Dubienka -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/dubienka.html
Grabowiec -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/grabowiec.html
Hrubieszow -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/hrubieszow.html
Izbica -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/izbica.html
Krasnik -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/krasnik.html
Krasnystaw -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/krasnystaw.html
Krylow -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/krylow.html
Laszczow (includes Jarczow) -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/laszczow.html
Lublin -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/lublin.html
Piaski -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/piaski.html
Rejowiec -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/rejowiec.html
Sawin -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/sawin.html
Swierze -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/swierze.html
Tyszowce (Tishevits) -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/Tyszowce.html
Wlodawa -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/wlodawa.html
Zamosc -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/zamosc.html

Thanks, Aaron Biterman
Washington DC area

P.S. If you're on Facebook, make sure to join our group for Lublin
district Jewish genealogy:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SEPolandJewishGen/


JRI Poland #Poland Surname Paes #poland

Susan Weliky <sweliky@...>
 

Looking for any information on the surname Paes >from Poland, Belarus or
Russia.

Susan Weliky


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Resources for Lublin District, Poland #ukraine

Genealogykid20 <genealogykid20@...>
 

Lublin district had a thriving orthodox Jewish population and a
world-renowned Yeshiva at the outbreak of the Holocaust. In December
of 1939 a "Death March" began in Chelm, Poland in which the Jewish men
were rounded up and forced to walk in bitter cold temperatures to
Hrubieszow, and then to Sokal, Ukraine (see
http://chelm.freeyellow.com/deathmarchvictims.html).

Hundreds of thousands of Jews >from the area were murdered in the
Holocaust, mostly shipped to Majdanek, Belzec, or Sobibor, but also
many other terrible places. Active resistance movements took place in
most of the towns listed below, and most especially in the Parczew and
Wlodawa forests, where a very successful partisan operation resisted
the Nazis (see http://chelm.freeyellow.com/partisans.html).

Here are some memorial websites for towns in the district.
Additionally most of the communities also have Yahoogroup discussion
lists where Jewish descendants can communicate with each other.

Chelm -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/chelm.html
Czemierniki (includes Parczew) --
http://chelm.freeyellow.com/czemierniki.html
Dubienka -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/dubienka.html
Grabowiec -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/grabowiec.html
Hrubieszow -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/hrubieszow.html
Izbica -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/izbica.html
Krasnik -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/krasnik.html
Krasnystaw -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/krasnystaw.html
Krylow -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/krylow.html
Laszczow (includes Jarczow) -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/laszczow.html
Lublin -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/lublin.html
Piaski -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/piaski.html
Rejowiec -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/rejowiec.html
Sawin -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/sawin.html
Swierze -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/swierze.html
Tyszowce (Tishevits) -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/Tyszowce.html
Wlodawa -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/wlodawa.html
Zamosc -- http://chelm.freeyellow.com/zamosc.html

Thanks, Aaron Biterman
Washington DC area

P.S. If you're on Facebook, make sure to join our group for Lublin
district Jewish genealogy:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SEPolandJewishGen/


Re: Family Finder question #dna

DonnDevine@...
 

Elaine, the FF stranger's Y-match to your maternal cousin would have to be
through your maternal grandfather if your brother does not share it. The
inheritance of autosomal segments >from the limited Ashkenazi genetic pool is
random, so FF can show a quite distant actual relationship as being much
closer to one of two people >from the same known lineage than to the other..

Donn Devine
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

----Original Message----

From: Elaine Bush (erbush@phch.org)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:20:43 -0700

I have FF results for myself and for my maternal first cousin. Is it
safe to say that if there is a match on my FF list who does not turn
up anywhere on his FF list, that that match comes >from my paternal
side? It would seem so, but one of my results odd: My maternal
male cousin has a yDNA match 37 markers, 2 steps. This Y match match
turns up on my FF results as 4th to remote, however does not turn up
at all on my cousin's FF results.

The yDNA is different >from my brother's, and so I guess this elusive
FF match could be >from my paternal grandmother's side?


DNA Research #DNA Re: Family Finder question #dna

DonnDevine@...
 

Elaine, the FF stranger's Y-match to your maternal cousin would have to be
through your maternal grandfather if your brother does not share it. The
inheritance of autosomal segments >from the limited Ashkenazi genetic pool is
random, so FF can show a quite distant actual relationship as being much
closer to one of two people >from the same known lineage than to the other..

Donn Devine
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

----Original Message----

From: Elaine Bush (erbush@phch.org)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:20:43 -0700

I have FF results for myself and for my maternal first cousin. Is it
safe to say that if there is a match on my FF list who does not turn
up anywhere on his FF list, that that match comes >from my paternal
side? It would seem so, but one of my results odd: My maternal
male cousin has a yDNA match 37 markers, 2 steps. This Y match match
turns up on my FF results as 4th to remote, however does not turn up
at all on my cousin's FF results.

The yDNA is different >from my brother's, and so I guess this elusive
FF match could be >from my paternal grandmother's side?


[US] US Census Bureau Library Closed Due to Lack of Renewing Contract During Government Shutdown #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I just learned >from ProQuest, the online information service that we as
genealogists know predominately through its historical newspapers, but
provides many more online information services to libraries, that during
the government-wide shutdown, the U.S. Census Bureau failed to renew its
contract for library services and simply put a sign on the doors of their
library when people came back to work that the library is no longer open.

There is nothing on the US Census Bureau's website about the shutdown.
ProQuest is in touch with the Department of Commerce -who had not been
advised of the shutdown-and under which federal Department the Bureau of the
Census reports. The Department of Commerce and the American Library
Association will work on getting a new contract so that the Library may
reopen.

When more is known, it will be reported on this forum.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [US] US Census Bureau Library Closed Due to Lack of Renewing Contract During Government Shutdown #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I just learned >from ProQuest, the online information service that we as
genealogists know predominately through its historical newspapers, but
provides many more online information services to libraries, that during
the government-wide shutdown, the U.S. Census Bureau failed to renew its
contract for library services and simply put a sign on the doors of their
library when people came back to work that the library is no longer open.

There is nothing on the US Census Bureau's website about the shutdown.
ProQuest is in touch with the Department of Commerce -who had not been
advised of the shutdown-and under which federal Department the Bureau of the
Census reports. The Department of Commerce and the American Library
Association will work on getting a new contract so that the Library may
reopen.

When more is known, it will be reported on this forum.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


FILEYSSANT and CATZ #general

Hazel Dakers
 

Are any subscribers in touch with Philippe Fileyssant of France whose
interest in the Catz family (late C19th - C20th Egypt) is recorded in Family
Finder? If you are please be kind enough to get in touch with me with his
current contact details.

Many thanks

Hazel Dakers, London UK researching:

BIRNBAUM (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), GOLD (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), HEIMANN
(Luegde, Germany & South Africa), NORDEN (London and South Africa)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FILEYSSANT and CATZ #general

Hazel Dakers
 

Are any subscribers in touch with Philippe Fileyssant of France whose
interest in the Catz family (late C19th - C20th Egypt) is recorded in Family
Finder? If you are please be kind enough to get in touch with me with his
current contact details.

Many thanks

Hazel Dakers, London UK researching:

BIRNBAUM (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), GOLD (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), HEIMANN
(Luegde, Germany & South Africa), NORDEN (London and South Africa)


Re: Male given name Sira or Sirach [or Sera] #general

Robert Zavos
 

I have a list of 263 Jewish Taxpayers >from Raczki Poland in 1863 (see
Kehilalinks - Poland - Raczki).

One of the names is Sera Percyk listed with occupation "krawiec". The
other 262 names are commonly used male names. The Polish translation
for the occupation on Google is "tailor" or "sewer".

I had never seen a male name similar to Sera. I would have remembered
because my wife's name is Sara. I could not find other online records
for this person or any other person with given name Sera or even close
like Sira and was clearly a male.

Please add this to the list of questionable Jewish given names

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Male given name Sira or Sirach [or Sera] #general

Robert Zavos
 

I have a list of 263 Jewish Taxpayers >from Raczki Poland in 1863 (see
Kehilalinks - Poland - Raczki).

One of the names is Sera Percyk listed with occupation "krawiec". The
other 262 names are commonly used male names. The Polish translation
for the occupation on Google is "tailor" or "sewer".

I had never seen a male name similar to Sera. I would have remembered
because my wife's name is Sara. I could not find other online records
for this person or any other person with given name Sera or even close
like Sira and was clearly a male.

Please add this to the list of questionable Jewish given names

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA


Issue 115 of Genealo-J #france

georges.graner@...
 

Issue 115, Fall 2013 of Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of France, has just been published.
Please find heafter the abstracts

The star paper of this issue is an article by Jean-Camille Bloch who
tells about the treasure found in the former synagogue of
Dambach-la-Ville (Alsace). Working in the trusses of this building in
October 2012, workers found a mess of objects that they were prepared to
throw away as waste. Fortunately a clever passer-by was intrigued and
understood that these objects belonged to a genizah. A scientific team
working in acrobatic conditions extracted 900 objects >from the roof and
analyzed them for more than six months. Among the findings : 250 mappot,
the oldest one dated 1614, 10 Torah coatings, many fragments of old
Torahs, 300 books or fragments of books, the oldest one dated 1592 and
many other religious objects. It is probably the best preserved genizah
of the whole Europe.
Two other papers of this issue deal with Tunisian Jews. It is well
known that for many centuries two distinct Jewish communities coexisted
in the city of Tunis : the Twansa, who were genuine Tunisians and the
Grana, who were Italians, closely related to the communities of Leghorn
and also Venice. In the first paper, Gilles Boulu studies the Lumbroso
family. The first referenced Lumbroso is found in Burgos (Spain) in
1199. Several others are quoted in Spain in the 14th and 15th centuries.
They were expelled to Portugal which they left soon for Italy, probably
first to Venice and later to Leghorn. But as soon as the beginning of
the 17th century, they had commercial links with the city of Tunis where
some of them settled. The author tries to reconstruct the family links
between the numerous Lumbroso quoted in the archives of Tunis and of
Leghorn. They were among the wealthiest and more powerful families of
the city.
In another paper, Claire Rubinstein-Cohen deals with another Lumbroso
family, living in Mahdia, a small harbour on the Tunisian coast, about
200 km south of Tunis. In the years 1920-1930, this city of 60,000
inhabitants included 20 Grana families and 400 or 500 Twansa. The
Lumbroso of Mahdia were businessmen who founded several oil and soap
factories and were immensely rich. The family links with the Tunis
family were not found.
Salonika Jewish community existed for centuries. Since the beginning of
the common era and even earlier, waves of Jews settled there, coming
from all parts of the Mediterranean sea, ashkenazis as well as
sephardis. Anne-Marie Faraggi Rychner depicts the history of this
community. Until 1911, it was an active and wealthy community,
representing 55% of the total population of the city, under Turkish
rule. The numerous Jewish newspapers, in French or in Judeo-spanish,
give a glimpse on the life of the time. In 1912, Salonika was annexed by
Greece and its hellenization was rather quick. Then came WW I and above
all the big fire of August 18, 1917 which destroyed a large part of the
Jewish neighborhood and ruined the Jews. Many of them left the city and
emigrated to France. The last and fatal period is WW II. The Germans
occupied Salonika in April 1941 and in 1943, 52,000 out of 55,000 Jews
were slaughtered in Auschwitz. The genealogical work, rendered difficult
by all the destructions, is a way to reconstruct the history of a
vanished community.
Eliane Roos Schuhl, our specialist on Hebraic paleography, analyzes
several short inscriptions in Hebrew found in village of Scherwiller in
Alsace.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)


French SIG #France Issue 115 of Genealo-J #france

georges.graner@...
 

Issue 115, Fall 2013 of Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of France, has just been published.
Please find heafter the abstracts

The star paper of this issue is an article by Jean-Camille Bloch who
tells about the treasure found in the former synagogue of
Dambach-la-Ville (Alsace). Working in the trusses of this building in
October 2012, workers found a mess of objects that they were prepared to
throw away as waste. Fortunately a clever passer-by was intrigued and
understood that these objects belonged to a genizah. A scientific team
working in acrobatic conditions extracted 900 objects >from the roof and
analyzed them for more than six months. Among the findings : 250 mappot,
the oldest one dated 1614, 10 Torah coatings, many fragments of old
Torahs, 300 books or fragments of books, the oldest one dated 1592 and
many other religious objects. It is probably the best preserved genizah
of the whole Europe.
Two other papers of this issue deal with Tunisian Jews. It is well
known that for many centuries two distinct Jewish communities coexisted
in the city of Tunis : the Twansa, who were genuine Tunisians and the
Grana, who were Italians, closely related to the communities of Leghorn
and also Venice. In the first paper, Gilles Boulu studies the Lumbroso
family. The first referenced Lumbroso is found in Burgos (Spain) in
1199. Several others are quoted in Spain in the 14th and 15th centuries.
They were expelled to Portugal which they left soon for Italy, probably
first to Venice and later to Leghorn. But as soon as the beginning of
the 17th century, they had commercial links with the city of Tunis where
some of them settled. The author tries to reconstruct the family links
between the numerous Lumbroso quoted in the archives of Tunis and of
Leghorn. They were among the wealthiest and more powerful families of
the city.
In another paper, Claire Rubinstein-Cohen deals with another Lumbroso
family, living in Mahdia, a small harbour on the Tunisian coast, about
200 km south of Tunis. In the years 1920-1930, this city of 60,000
inhabitants included 20 Grana families and 400 or 500 Twansa. The
Lumbroso of Mahdia were businessmen who founded several oil and soap
factories and were immensely rich. The family links with the Tunis
family were not found.
Salonika Jewish community existed for centuries. Since the beginning of
the common era and even earlier, waves of Jews settled there, coming
from all parts of the Mediterranean sea, ashkenazis as well as
sephardis. Anne-Marie Faraggi Rychner depicts the history of this
community. Until 1911, it was an active and wealthy community,
representing 55% of the total population of the city, under Turkish
rule. The numerous Jewish newspapers, in French or in Judeo-spanish,
give a glimpse on the life of the time. In 1912, Salonika was annexed by
Greece and its hellenization was rather quick. Then came WW I and above
all the big fire of August 18, 1917 which destroyed a large part of the
Jewish neighborhood and ruined the Jews. Many of them left the city and
emigrated to France. The last and fatal period is WW II. The Germans
occupied Salonika in April 1941 and in 1943, 52,000 out of 55,000 Jews
were slaughtered in Auschwitz. The genealogical work, rendered difficult
by all the destructions, is a way to reconstruct the history of a
vanished community.
Eliane Roos Schuhl, our specialist on Hebraic paleography, analyzes
several short inscriptions in Hebrew found in village of Scherwiller in
Alsace.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Bertha LEVIN, Montreal #general

Dror
 

Shalom,
I try to trace my great aunt Bertha (Bassie) Levin (Levine) who lived in
Montreal Canada.
Maybe her husband was called Hirsch or Girsh - Gershel / Hershel Levin.
Bertha's daughter named was Maria (Marusia).
Bertha and her family were originally >from Belarus. Bertha was a high school
teacher of literature and was specialist mainly in Russian literature.
Perhaps, they lived in a suburb or town outside the city.
Thanks and Shabbat Shalom,
Dror Voichansky,
Israel
dvi@mh.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bertha LEVIN, Montreal #general

Dror
 

Shalom,
I try to trace my great aunt Bertha (Bassie) Levin (Levine) who lived in
Montreal Canada.
Maybe her husband was called Hirsch or Girsh - Gershel / Hershel Levin.
Bertha's daughter named was Maria (Marusia).
Bertha and her family were originally >from Belarus. Bertha was a high school
teacher of literature and was specialist mainly in Russian literature.
Perhaps, they lived in a suburb or town outside the city.
Thanks and Shabbat Shalom,
Dror Voichansky,
Israel
dvi@mh.org.il


Rabbi Ashinsky of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have a large group photo taken at a Mizrachi Convention in
Cincinnati, Ohio sometime in the 1930's (I am guessing).
The information on the photo appears to say "Welcome to the
Representatives of the Mizrachi in the Name
of the Manischewitz Brothers of Cincinnati". A date of November 17-21
appears, with the year hidden behind
someone's head.

The only person I can recognize on the photo is my great-grandfather,
Samuel Weiner. Another person identified
a gentleman as possibly being Rabbi Ashinsky >from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.

If you are related to Rabbi Ashingsky and could confirm this photo of
him, please get in touch with me.

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Ashinsky of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have a large group photo taken at a Mizrachi Convention in
Cincinnati, Ohio sometime in the 1930's (I am guessing).
The information on the photo appears to say "Welcome to the
Representatives of the Mizrachi in the Name
of the Manischewitz Brothers of Cincinnati". A date of November 17-21
appears, with the year hidden behind
someone's head.

The only person I can recognize on the photo is my great-grandfather,
Samuel Weiner. Another person identified
a gentleman as possibly being Rabbi Ashinsky >from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.

If you are related to Rabbi Ashingsky and could confirm this photo of
him, please get in touch with me.

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA


New Dresden KehilaLink #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi

I wish to introduce my new Dresden kehilalink.

Although I have no immediate past connections to Germany, I am
part of the Rabbinic Katzenellenbogen Family Tree, which dates
back to the locality of Katzenelnbogen in the Prussian province
of Hesse-Nassau >from around the 1300s.

I travelled to Berlin last year and to Freiburg im Breisgau and
Dresden this year, visiting Jewish and other sites and taking
lots of photos. As a result, I decided to volunteer my services to
JewishGen and set up a kehilalink for Dresden, which I have just
completed stage one.

The kehilalink can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dresden/

with more information at http://elirab.me

Here you can also search and view my photos of Berlin and Freiburg
in Breisgau, by entering these city names in the search engine.

I have set up nine other kehilalinks which can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/Kehilalinks.html

Should you have genealogical or other connections to Dresden, please
email me to see if we can add something of yours to the kehilalink.
I am looking for appropriate memoirs, stories, photos or videos of a
Jewish nature.

My kehilalinks are Jewish community sites where we can share our
stories and which will grow over time.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Dresden KehilaLink #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi

I wish to introduce my new Dresden kehilalink.

Although I have no immediate past connections to Germany, I am
part of the Rabbinic Katzenellenbogen Family Tree, which dates
back to the locality of Katzenelnbogen in the Prussian province
of Hesse-Nassau >from around the 1300s.

I travelled to Berlin last year and to Freiburg im Breisgau and
Dresden this year, visiting Jewish and other sites and taking
lots of photos. As a result, I decided to volunteer my services to
JewishGen and set up a kehilalink for Dresden, which I have just
completed stage one.

The kehilalink can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dresden/

with more information at http://elirab.me

Here you can also search and view my photos of Berlin and Freiburg
in Breisgau, by entering these city names in the search engine.

I have set up nine other kehilalinks which can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/Kehilalinks.html

Should you have genealogical or other connections to Dresden, please
email me to see if we can add something of yours to the kehilalink.
I am looking for appropriate memoirs, stories, photos or videos of a
Jewish nature.

My kehilalinks are Jewish community sites where we can share our
stories and which will grow over time.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth

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