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Stepbrother? #general

Liz Hanellin
 

Dear Genners,

My g-grandmother came to the U.S. >from Grodno in 1910. She is listed on her
ship manifest as Riwke SCHEINES. In the US her name became Becky Shaynes
(among other spellings). Her maiden name was ELFMAN. She was 28 when she got
here and had three kids.

I cannot make out on the manifest whether she was able to read and write.
The reason I mention that is because the manifest lists "the nearest relative
or friend in country whence alien came" as "stepbrother: Simon Pesh
[illegible]." So, my question is whether someone who didn't speak English well
would have known what a stepbrother is? Can I rely on that being the correct
relationship? Also, if anyone has access to this record online, can you make
out the second part of Simon's surname?

Thanks in advance,

Liz Hanellin
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Stepbrother? #general

Liz Hanellin
 

Dear Genners,

My g-grandmother came to the U.S. >from Grodno in 1910. She is listed on her
ship manifest as Riwke SCHEINES. In the US her name became Becky Shaynes
(among other spellings). Her maiden name was ELFMAN. She was 28 when she got
here and had three kids.

I cannot make out on the manifest whether she was able to read and write.
The reason I mention that is because the manifest lists "the nearest relative
or friend in country whence alien came" as "stepbrother: Simon Pesh
[illegible]." So, my question is whether someone who didn't speak English well
would have known what a stepbrother is? Can I rely on that being the correct
relationship? Also, if anyone has access to this record online, can you make
out the second part of Simon's surname?

Thanks in advance,

Liz Hanellin
New York City


Help with access to free Census records #general

Bubylu@...
 

I would truly appreciate your help. I would like to find a Free site in
order to do some Census look-ups.

Any help will be gratefully appreciated.

Good luck to all of us on our searches,
Lois Segall Friedman
Delray Beach, FL
Searching: SCHIESEL, GREIF, LECHNER, SEGAL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with access to free Census records #general

Bubylu@...
 

I would truly appreciate your help. I would like to find a Free site in
order to do some Census look-ups.

Any help will be gratefully appreciated.

Good luck to all of us on our searches,
Lois Segall Friedman
Delray Beach, FL
Searching: SCHIESEL, GREIF, LECHNER, SEGAL


tombstone/hevra kadisha burial registery from Mikola / Satu Mare, 1881 #romania

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear fellow researchers, I am seeking info on the Jewish cemetery of
Mikola aka Micula, near Szatmar, currently in Romania (previously Hungary).
Is there a Jewish cemetery in this town/village? with burials taking place
during the 1880s? If so, is there any documentation of the tombstones, or pinkas
of the Hevra Kadisha? If not -- I would assume that burials >from this village
took place is Szatmar. And again my question would be, if there is such
documentation of the Szatmar cemetery.

I am looking specifically for a tombstone and/or hevra kadisha's registry >from 1881.

Thank you very much,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel


Romania SIG #Romania tombstone/hevra kadisha burial registery from Mikola / Satu Mare, 1881 #romania

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear fellow researchers, I am seeking info on the Jewish cemetery of
Mikola aka Micula, near Szatmar, currently in Romania (previously Hungary).
Is there a Jewish cemetery in this town/village? with burials taking place
during the 1880s? If so, is there any documentation of the tombstones, or pinkas
of the Hevra Kadisha? If not -- I would assume that burials >from this village
took place is Szatmar. And again my question would be, if there is such
documentation of the Szatmar cemetery.

I am looking specifically for a tombstone and/or hevra kadisha's registry >from 1881.

Thank you very much,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel


Re: Vilnius Cemeteries #lithuania

Danielle Weiner
 

RE: Vilnius Cemeteries - response >from Galina Baranova

I wrote to Galina Baranova at the Lithuanian State Historical Archive
in Vilnius regarding the question about the Vilnius Cemeteries, and
I'm sharing her response in this message.

Danielle Weiner:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The cemetery that existed in Snipishok was a very old cemetery. It was
established in the end of 15th century and was was closed for burials
in the beginning of the 19th century when in 1829 another Jewish
cemetery in Zarechye (Uzupis; on the Olandu Street) was established in
1829. The Jews were buried in the cemetery till 1946 and this cemetery
was destroyed in 1959. The archive does not preserve any separate
lists for people buried on this or that cemetery. There are the death
records of the city of Vilna Jewish Community for the period
1837-1940. I can state that all Jews listed in the records and buried
in Vilna were buried on the cemetery on the present Olandu Street.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Vilnius Cemeteries #lithuania

Danielle Weiner
 

RE: Vilnius Cemeteries - response >from Galina Baranova

I wrote to Galina Baranova at the Lithuanian State Historical Archive
in Vilnius regarding the question about the Vilnius Cemeteries, and
I'm sharing her response in this message.

Danielle Weiner:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The cemetery that existed in Snipishok was a very old cemetery. It was
established in the end of 15th century and was was closed for burials
in the beginning of the 19th century when in 1829 another Jewish
cemetery in Zarechye (Uzupis; on the Olandu Street) was established in
1829. The Jews were buried in the cemetery till 1946 and this cemetery
was destroyed in 1959. The archive does not preserve any separate
lists for people buried on this or that cemetery. There are the death
records of the city of Vilna Jewish Community for the period
1837-1940. I can state that all Jews listed in the records and buried
in Vilna were buried on the cemetery on the present Olandu Street.


Baker Chazzans in Port Elizabeth #southafrica

Andrew Monfried <monfried73@...>
 

According to family lore, my great grandfather Nathan Baker lived in Port
Elizabeth for a time with a brother who was a chazzan there. He was born in
Pasvalys (Poshvol), Lithuania and lived in SA >from 1899-1906 before
emigrating to America (Baltimore) where he started our family. That was all
I knew until a cousin found a picture of the brother, named Louis Baker, who
signed it on the back. I would think Louis was an older brother so he was
probably born in the mid-1860's.

I have included a link to his photo in Viewmate below. My GGF left Cape Town
and when he arrived at Ellis Island, his immigration papers say "Bekerman"
so the family name could be any derivative of Baker.

Equally exciting was finding another picture of a younger chazzan who signed
his photo "Love, Jack" The photo was taken at the BEIT Studios in
Johannesburg, but we theorize that Jack Baker was likely the son of Louis. I
have already been in contact with the very knowledgeable Denzil Levy who
believes 'a' Jack Baker was part of a group which broke up a Greyshirt
meeting held at the Feathermarket Hall.

Even if you do not recognize these two men, I would appreciate any thoughts
on when the photos were taken. For Jack, was this a publicity photo or would
it have been >from his graduation?

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47969
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47968

Thank you in advance for any assistance,

Andrew Monfried
monfried73@...
Dallas, Texas, USA


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Baker Chazzans in Port Elizabeth #southafrica

Andrew Monfried <monfried73@...>
 

According to family lore, my great grandfather Nathan Baker lived in Port
Elizabeth for a time with a brother who was a chazzan there. He was born in
Pasvalys (Poshvol), Lithuania and lived in SA >from 1899-1906 before
emigrating to America (Baltimore) where he started our family. That was all
I knew until a cousin found a picture of the brother, named Louis Baker, who
signed it on the back. I would think Louis was an older brother so he was
probably born in the mid-1860's.

I have included a link to his photo in Viewmate below. My GGF left Cape Town
and when he arrived at Ellis Island, his immigration papers say "Bekerman"
so the family name could be any derivative of Baker.

Equally exciting was finding another picture of a younger chazzan who signed
his photo "Love, Jack" The photo was taken at the BEIT Studios in
Johannesburg, but we theorize that Jack Baker was likely the son of Louis. I
have already been in contact with the very knowledgeable Denzil Levy who
believes 'a' Jack Baker was part of a group which broke up a Greyshirt
meeting held at the Feathermarket Hall.

Even if you do not recognize these two men, I would appreciate any thoughts
on when the photos were taken. For Jack, was this a publicity photo or would
it have been >from his graduation?

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47969
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47968

Thank you in advance for any assistance,

Andrew Monfried
monfried73@...
Dallas, Texas, USA


Re: News Release: Announcement of Miriam Weiner Agreement with JewishGen Belarus SIG #belarus

David M. Fox
 

I would like to thank Miriam Weiner and the current leadership of the Belarus
SIG for this historic and beneficial agreement that will benefit Belarus
researchers. I have known Miriam for many years and remember when she started
Roots to Roots. She put her heart and soul into this effort and we should
all be thankful that she has generously agreed to share all her Belarus research
with the Belarus SIG.

David Fox
MODERATOR NOTE: Subject is-
RE: News Release: Announcement of Miriam Weiner Agreement with JewishGen
Belarus SIG


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: News Release: Announcement of Miriam Weiner Agreement with JewishGen Belarus SIG #belarus

David M. Fox
 

I would like to thank Miriam Weiner and the current leadership of the Belarus
SIG for this historic and beneficial agreement that will benefit Belarus
researchers. I have known Miriam for many years and remember when she started
Roots to Roots. She put her heart and soul into this effort and we should
all be thankful that she has generously agreed to share all her Belarus research
with the Belarus SIG.

David Fox
MODERATOR NOTE: Subject is-
RE: News Release: Announcement of Miriam Weiner Agreement with JewishGen
Belarus SIG


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Viewmate Translation Request - German #general

Miunthel -
 

Dear Genners:

I have posted the backs of two photos on Viewmate. I believe they are
written in German and would very much appreciate help translating
them. Thank you very much for your help. They are located here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47991
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47990

Miranda Flint
South Dakota

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond within ViewMate or via email to Miranda.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation Request - German #general

Miunthel -
 

Dear Genners:

I have posted the backs of two photos on Viewmate. I believe they are
written in German and would very much appreciate help translating
them. Thank you very much for your help. They are located here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47991
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47990

Miranda Flint
South Dakota

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond within ViewMate or via email to Miranda.


ViewMate Translations - Polish #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I have submitted 4 birth records and 1 death record to be translated. The
birth records are for Cipa KAWKIEWICZ, Sora Feyga KAWKIEWICZ, Sora Frejda
KAWKIEWICZ and Sora WSTENGA. The death record is for Beynus Abramowicz CHMIEL.
If possible I would like to have a complete translation of these documents.
The death record, (#47997), might be hard to read. Any help in the
translations will be greatly appreciated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47993
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47994
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47995
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47996
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47997

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you so very much.

Lynne Kaffko

Researching the following surnames: KAWKIEWICZ, KAWKE, CYZAR/KIEJZER, KALEKA,
CHMIEL, WSTENGA all >from the Lomza and Bialystok area.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translations - Polish #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I have submitted 4 birth records and 1 death record to be translated. The
birth records are for Cipa KAWKIEWICZ, Sora Feyga KAWKIEWICZ, Sora Frejda
KAWKIEWICZ and Sora WSTENGA. The death record is for Beynus Abramowicz CHMIEL.
If possible I would like to have a complete translation of these documents.
The death record, (#47997), might be hard to read. Any help in the
translations will be greatly appreciated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47993
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47994
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47995
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47996
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47997

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you so very much.

Lynne Kaffko

Researching the following surnames: KAWKIEWICZ, KAWKE, CYZAR/KIEJZER, KALEKA,
CHMIEL, WSTENGA all >from the Lomza and Bialystok area.


ViewMate translation request - Napoleonic French used in Germany #general

RsH <robert.heuman@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in French for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47983

The document was created in Napoleonic French when the west bank of the
Rhine was part of France and I need a translation of it that is as
accurate as possible. The date used, which I cannot read, is that used
by France under Napoleon, and I need that converted to a standard date
as well... The individual is my 2nd Great Grandfather and he was born in
1801 [as far as I know]. I do ***not*** know the names of his parents, which
might also be on this document. I may well also be wrong when I name
Thur as the place of birth... It may have been Mainz.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

R. S. (Bob) Heuman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Napoleonic French used in Germany #general

RsH <robert.heuman@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in French for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47983

The document was created in Napoleonic French when the west bank of the
Rhine was part of France and I need a translation of it that is as
accurate as possible. The date used, which I cannot read, is that used
by France under Napoleon, and I need that converted to a standard date
as well... The individual is my 2nd Great Grandfather and he was born in
1801 [as far as I know]. I do ***not*** know the names of his parents, which
might also be on this document. I may well also be wrong when I name
Thur as the place of birth... It may have been Mainz.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

R. S. (Bob) Heuman