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Re: Free Birthday site #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Lois Segall asked about a free way to find birthdays online.

I just recently discovered Steve Morse's wonderful search engines on
Birthdays and Relatives - there are four of them, as I recall, about
halfway down the sidebar at http://stevemorse.org/ , under "Vital
Records". Try more than one - because the different searches apparently
tap different sources, and *one* of them may give you what you want, but
not another.

I am in awe of this site (thank you, Steve - I hope you are
listening!). I recently found a first cousin who had eluded all my
efforts to find him....have had several nice conversations with him and
received photos of many people for whom I didn't have any photo.

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA
Researching SHEKHTER and TELISHEVSKY (in all variant spellings) in and
near Homel (now Belarus) and Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Free Birthday site #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Lois Segall asked about a free way to find birthdays online.

I just recently discovered Steve Morse's wonderful search engines on
Birthdays and Relatives - there are four of them, as I recall, about
halfway down the sidebar at http://stevemorse.org/ , under "Vital
Records". Try more than one - because the different searches apparently
tap different sources, and *one* of them may give you what you want, but
not another.

I am in awe of this site (thank you, Steve - I hope you are
listening!). I recently found a first cousin who had eluded all my
efforts to find him....have had several nice conversations with him and
received photos of many people for whom I didn't have any photo.

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA
Researching SHEKHTER and TELISHEVSKY (in all variant spellings) in and
near Homel (now Belarus) and Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)


Anders' Army Records #general

Amit N
 

Hello,

I am in search for records of Jewish soldiers in Anders' Army. My
father has served there. Does anyone know where I can find these?
Is it even possible? Could anyone direct me to the right direction?
Thank you
Amit Naor,
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anders' Army Records #general

Amit N
 

Hello,

I am in search for records of Jewish soldiers in Anders' Army. My
father has served there. Does anyone know where I can find these?
Is it even possible? Could anyone direct me to the right direction?
Thank you
Amit Naor,
Israel


Re: Mr Kuperman Hebrew Teacher Cape Town mid1900s - How to find information #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Dear Ros:

The easiest first step to locating info on the KUPERMAN or any
other family in South Africa is to check out the South African
Jewish Rootsbank for South Africa site
(http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/cgi_RootWeb.exe?entry_point=Home).
I think, you are already familiar with this database along with the
National Archives of South Africa database which is the second step
to follow for locating info.

What you will find if you plug in Kuperman is that there is a Chaya
Kuperman and she is listed with a Michael Kuperman who is about her
age and who also was buried in Pinelands I Cemetery in Cape Town. In
addition, the records in the RootsWeb database mention that Michael
Kuperman was >from Rokiskis where your family is >from and that he was a
Hebrew Teacher. Apparently, his shipping records state that his first
name was Mykolas which probably became Michael.

You can followup by going to the National Archives of South Africa
site and see if the Kuperman family is mentioned there and if Chaya
Kuperman is listed as a spouse of Michael Kuperman. You may be lucky
enough to find the maiden name of Chaya in your search.

It appears that Mykolas Kuperman went to his cousin Mr. Zieper in Cape
Town when he arrived in South Africa. Mr. Zieper was a cousin of the
Sachar family and you can probably contact the Sachar family in Israel
for further info which they may have regarding this matter.

So, remember, check out the basic resources first and you may obtain
the information quite quickly and easily.

All the best,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Mr Kuperman Hebrew Teacher Cape Town mid1900s - How to find information #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Dear Ros:

The easiest first step to locating info on the KUPERMAN or any
other family in South Africa is to check out the South African
Jewish Rootsbank for South Africa site
(http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/cgi_RootWeb.exe?entry_point=Home).
I think, you are already familiar with this database along with the
National Archives of South Africa database which is the second step
to follow for locating info.

What you will find if you plug in Kuperman is that there is a Chaya
Kuperman and she is listed with a Michael Kuperman who is about her
age and who also was buried in Pinelands I Cemetery in Cape Town. In
addition, the records in the RootsWeb database mention that Michael
Kuperman was >from Rokiskis where your family is >from and that he was a
Hebrew Teacher. Apparently, his shipping records state that his first
name was Mykolas which probably became Michael.

You can followup by going to the National Archives of South Africa
site and see if the Kuperman family is mentioned there and if Chaya
Kuperman is listed as a spouse of Michael Kuperman. You may be lucky
enough to find the maiden name of Chaya in your search.

It appears that Mykolas Kuperman went to his cousin Mr. Zieper in Cape
Town when he arrived in South Africa. Mr. Zieper was a cousin of the
Sachar family and you can probably contact the Sachar family in Israel
for further info which they may have regarding this matter.

So, remember, check out the basic resources first and you may obtain
the information quite quickly and easily.

All the best,
Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


ViewMate Translation Request - German (Bohemia) #austria-czech

larryfreund40@...
 

I've posted a marriage record in German for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate (in three parts) at the following
addresses (the document reads >from left to right, starting with
VM34422) ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34422

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34423

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34424

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

This is an 1879 Bohemian marriage record >from the town of Zduchovice
(Badatelna 2451, Image 30).

Thanks very much in advance for all help and/or suggestions.

Larry Freund
New York, NY


Pague Data Source #austria-czech

larryfreund40@...
 

I have recently become aware of a new (to me) source of Prague
data: "Students of Prague Universities 1882-1945." Beyond identifying
the names of the students, the digitized lists also provide the names
of the students' parents as well the location of the students' earlier
schools.

http://is.cuni.cz/webapps/archiv/public/?lang=en

Larry Freund
New York, NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate Translation Request - German (Bohemia) #austria-czech

larryfreund40@...
 

I've posted a marriage record in German for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate (in three parts) at the following
addresses (the document reads >from left to right, starting with
VM34422) ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34422

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34423

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34424

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

This is an 1879 Bohemian marriage record >from the town of Zduchovice
(Badatelna 2451, Image 30).

Thanks very much in advance for all help and/or suggestions.

Larry Freund
New York, NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Pague Data Source #austria-czech

larryfreund40@...
 

I have recently become aware of a new (to me) source of Prague
data: "Students of Prague Universities 1882-1945." Beyond identifying
the names of the students, the digitized lists also provide the names
of the students' parents as well the location of the students' earlier
schools.

http://is.cuni.cz/webapps/archiv/public/?lang=en

Larry Freund
New York, NY


records of WW2 foreign POWs held in U.S. #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Does anyone have experience with records of foreign (specifically
Italian) prisoners of war held in the United States (specifically
Brooklyn) during World War II? Where would I find records of the
arrival, stay and departure of a specific POW?
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen records of WW2 foreign POWs held in U.S. #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Does anyone have experience with records of foreign (specifically
Italian) prisoners of war held in the United States (specifically
Brooklyn) during World War II? Where would I find records of the
arrival, stay and departure of a specific POW?
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA


Re: One name: one person or two? #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

What is the likelihood that two girls would have the same name
in a town of 1,000 Jews?
I cannot comment on girls, but it is very likely that two boys
might have the same name because of the eastern European pattern of
naming persons after a deceased ancestor.
Typically, the first boy was named after the husband's father if
he was deceased. In one of my families, seven of nine children
named the first son Joshua after his deceased grandfather. Since 4
of the children were boys, there were four Joshua Kimmelmans of
roughly the same age.
Girls might be more difficult because the tradition was to name
the first girl after someone in the mother's family, so it was only
with the birth of the second girl that someone was named after
someone in the father's family.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: One name: one person or two? #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

What is the likelihood that two girls would have the same name
in a town of 1,000 Jews?
I cannot comment on girls, but it is very likely that two boys
might have the same name because of the eastern European pattern of
naming persons after a deceased ancestor.
Typically, the first boy was named after the husband's father if
he was deceased. In one of my families, seven of nine children
named the first son Joshua after his deceased grandfather. Since 4
of the children were boys, there were four Joshua Kimmelmans of
roughly the same age.
Girls might be more difficult because the tradition was to name
the first girl after someone in the mother's family, so it was only
with the birth of the second girl that someone was named after
someone in the father's family.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA


Re: One name: one person or two? #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Dave Strausfeld asks a seemingly simple question: How likely would it be for
there to be two roughly-the-same-age Jewish women of the same name in one
shtetl?

However, the answer is not as obvious as it would seem to be. If you look at
the old records, it is *more* likely, not less likely, that two people (in
this case women) of the same age with the same name (especially a
not-so-common name like Krikszer) would be found in the one town -- they
probably would have been first or second cousins to each other, named after
the same grandmother or great-grandmother. Plethoras of first cousins with
the same name in the same town were not at all unusual in the shtetls. I
have dealt with a very confusing situation like that in researching my own
ancestors, and it took quite some sorting out to figure out which branch was
which.

For Dave to answer definitively the question of whether there was one Sluwa
Krikszer or two, he should first look closely at the details in the
documents he already has, namely Sluwa's and her (possible) brother's birth
records. What is the mother's name? What is the father's occupation? How old
are both the mother and the father? If the details match, that indicates
that the fathers, named as Majer in Sluwa's birth record and Moshe in the
son's, were one and the same person (his full name may have been Moshe Majer
or Majer Moshe). If the details vary wildly -- with, for example, Majer
being described as a butcher aged 28 while Moshe is described as a shoemaker
aged 45 -- that would show they are two different men. If looking at just
those two documents doesn't clarify things enough, I'd suggest trying to get
any other birth/marriage/death documents possible >from the town for any
other siblings or possible siblings, as well as for Majer / Moshe and the
mother/s. The key to solving this will be in the details.

Good luck,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: One name: one person or two? #general

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Dave Strausfeld asks a seemingly simple question: How likely would it be for
there to be two roughly-the-same-age Jewish women of the same name in one
shtetl?

However, the answer is not as obvious as it would seem to be. If you look at
the old records, it is *more* likely, not less likely, that two people (in
this case women) of the same age with the same name (especially a
not-so-common name like Krikszer) would be found in the one town -- they
probably would have been first or second cousins to each other, named after
the same grandmother or great-grandmother. Plethoras of first cousins with
the same name in the same town were not at all unusual in the shtetls. I
have dealt with a very confusing situation like that in researching my own
ancestors, and it took quite some sorting out to figure out which branch was
which.

For Dave to answer definitively the question of whether there was one Sluwa
Krikszer or two, he should first look closely at the details in the
documents he already has, namely Sluwa's and her (possible) brother's birth
records. What is the mother's name? What is the father's occupation? How old
are both the mother and the father? If the details match, that indicates
that the fathers, named as Majer in Sluwa's birth record and Moshe in the
son's, were one and the same person (his full name may have been Moshe Majer
or Majer Moshe). If the details vary wildly -- with, for example, Majer
being described as a butcher aged 28 while Moshe is described as a shoemaker
aged 45 -- that would show they are two different men. If looking at just
those two documents doesn't clarify things enough, I'd suggest trying to get
any other birth/marriage/death documents possible >from the town for any
other siblings or possible siblings, as well as for Majer / Moshe and the
mother/s. The key to solving this will be in the details.

Good luck,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


BAKST and KELMAN family (and rabbis) in Detroit area #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to get contact information of the BAKST family -

1. Surke Bakst, married Falke KELMAN, and resided in Detroit.Parents
of Leo, Rubin, David and Rose.
2. Surke's brother - Jacob Joshua Bakst father of

1. R. Leo (Leib) Bakst, born about 1920, resided in Southfield, MI
where he was a Rosh Yeshiva.

2. R. David Bakst, born about 1920, was an executive director of The
Council of Orthodox Rabbis in Detroit and was supervising rabbi at
Sinai Hospital >from 1953.
Children - Sarah, Roslin Riva (married Rivlin) Jacob and Norbert.
--
Neil Rosenstein

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BAKST and KELMAN family (and rabbis) in Detroit area #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to get contact information of the BAKST family -

1. Surke Bakst, married Falke KELMAN, and resided in Detroit.Parents
of Leo, Rubin, David and Rose.
2. Surke's brother - Jacob Joshua Bakst father of

1. R. Leo (Leib) Bakst, born about 1920, resided in Southfield, MI
where he was a Rosh Yeshiva.

2. R. David Bakst, born about 1920, was an executive director of The
Council of Orthodox Rabbis in Detroit and was supervising rabbi at
Sinai Hospital >from 1953.
Children - Sarah, Roslin Riva (married Rivlin) Jacob and Norbert.
--
Neil Rosenstein

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Rabbi Akiva Eger's students--who received Smicha? and #rabbinic

Jim Bennett
 

In 2012 Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Rakow of London compiled a list of 139 men who
had been pupils of R. Akiva Eger over the years.
But there's no indication which of them received smicha >from the Rav. Among
them he lists my ancestor Rabbi Yehuda Loeb Blaschke,
Who also learned with other rabbanim in Lissa. He could have been musmach
by any of them.

Does anyone know the answer to this? Does anyone have the email address of
R. Rakow's son Betzalel in Gateshead, please.

Hodesh Tov

Jim Bennett
Haifa

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Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Akiva Eger's students--who received Smicha? and #rabbinic

Jim Bennett
 

In 2012 Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Rakow of London compiled a list of 139 men who
had been pupils of R. Akiva Eger over the years.
But there's no indication which of them received smicha >from the Rav. Among
them he lists my ancestor Rabbi Yehuda Loeb Blaschke,
Who also learned with other rabbanim in Lissa. He could have been musmach
by any of them.

Does anyone know the answer to this? Does anyone have the email address of
R. Rakow's son Betzalel in Gateshead, please.

Hodesh Tov

Jim Bennett
Haifa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.

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