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RAUZUK family from Vilkaviskis #general

Mark Strauss
 

If you are seeking to find long lost relatives and make new connections to
reveal family relationships, I can't emphasize enough how important it is
to take the long view and recognize that solving family mysteries does not
happen instantly. It's very important to leave messages in family forums on
ancestry websites and enter family names on family finder sites. One may not
get a reply, that week, that month or that year. However, if the message is
there, there is a good chance, that a reply will come one day, and a memoir
or a letter will appear that will answer a load of family questions.

Case in point: My maternal great-grandmother was Esther Wolf, who married my
great-grandfather Joseph Brody. The family came >from Lithuania, and
immigrated to Youngstown Ohio. My great-grandmother's brother, Louis Wolf,
partnered with his first cousin, Gustave Efroymson to found a number of
department stores in Indianapolis, including Wassons. Esther and Louis's
parents were Velvile Rousuck and Chai Ephraimson >from Vilkaviskis. Through
research on Ancestry, I had discovered that the Wolf name was originally
Rauzuk and most of the family immigrated to Indianapolis, where the name
was changed.

In 2010, I responded to a message board on Ancestry for the Rosuck family
that included posts that went back to 2001. A number of persons posted
messages about Rausuk/Rousuck family members coming >from Wilkowski (now
Vilkaviskis) and settling in Indianapolis. When I first posted, I had
discovered >from an old passport application that a Wolf cousin had
changed his name >from Rousuck to Wolf, when he immigrated >from
Vilkaviskis to Indianapolis, in the early 1900's and found reference to
the Rousuck name in other family documents. Additionally, a number of
Wolf/Rousuck and Efroymson nieces, nephews and cousins came to
Indianapolis to work for the family businesses, including my grandfather,
Ben Brodie. Since my great-great-grandfather was Velvile (Yiddish for
Wolf) Rousuck, I assume that the name change >from Rousuck to Wolf was a
patronymic reference to my great-great grandfather. I also believe that
it made the family name seem less Russian, because on census documents,
family members began to say they were German.

Upon reading the messages on Ancestry, I discovered that there were also
many Rousucks who came to Indianapolis >from Vilkaviskis, who did not
change their name, or the name morphed to Rose or Rosen. I corresponded
with about half a dozen persons who shared similar stories. We were never
able to find an exact connection to my family, but we assumed that there
must be a relation. Additionally, I made a number of significant DNA
connections with persons who had Rauzuk/Rousuck ancestry >from the area,
but we were never able to confirm the exact connection to my family.
However, through one person who had posted on the Rousuck message board,
Allison Vrolijk, we were able to test her male Rosuck cousin and
discovered he shared a Y DNA match with a known Wolf cousin of mine,
Jeffrey Wolf. They both shared the same J-M172 Haplogroup.

Fast forward to this past weekend: Last Saturday, I found a post >from
Jane Brown on the Rousuck Ancestry message board that said, "I am a
descendent, granddaughter, of Louis Rossuck >from Chicago via Verbolin
?) Russia. I have a letter dated 1952 and posted >from Indianapolis
from a Manuel Freeman, whose mother was a Rossuck. He says that the
name has morphed into Rausuk, Rosen and Ross. He says there were 8
brothers. Some even changed to Wolf. I found this letter recently
addressed to one of my mother's sisters, Madeline Rossuck."

I immediately sent Jane a note and asked to see a copy of the 1952
letter. I also did a google search of Verbolin Russia and discovered
it is today, Virbalis, Lithuania, located 15 km east of the City
Vilkaviskis, a three hour walk. Jane's letter turned out to be the
Rosetta Stone (or should I say "Rousuka Stone") connecting many of
the Rousucks, Rosens and Wolfs of Indianapolis. The letter, written
by Manuel Freeman, told the story of eight Rossuck brothers who came
from the Suwalk region, where Vilkaviskis is located. He says that,
"some spelled it Rausuk, some call themselves Rosen, and some changed
their name to Wolf." The letter actually references, Louis Wolf, my
great-great Uncle, and confirms that he changed his name >from Rossuck.

Interestingly, the letter also illuminates an old family story that I
was never able to confirm. In my mother's family, we were always told
that a cousin of ours was the Governor of the Virgin Islands. I since
found reference to Ralph Moses Paiewonsky, governor of the Virgin
Islands in the 1960s, whose family was originally >from Lithuania, but I
was never able to find the exact connection to my family. In the same
letter that clarifies the Rousuck/Wolf family in Indianapolis, Manuel
Freeman also mentions that his Aunt (the sister of his Rousuck mother)
married into the Piawonski family in St. Thomas, as well as another first
cousin named Kushner. On a family tree on the ancestry, I discovered that
Ralph Palewonsky mother was Rebecca Kushner. I also discovered the family
was originally >from Vilkaviskis.

Although Manuel's letter doesn't connect all the dots, it confirms that
there is a relationship to Jane Brown's family. It also reveals the
relationship to one of my strongest DNA connections, Margery Mendelsen.
Margery's daughter-in-law, Shirley Mendelsen, corresponded with me and
esearched her mother-in-law's family. She revealed that Margery was a
Rosen by birth, and was the daughter of Isaac Rousuck >from Vilkaviskis.
This past weekend, Shirley also shared that Margery was also directly
related to Manuel Freeman, through her Rousuck family, the writer of
the letter >from 1952 to Jane Brown's aunt, Madeline Rossuck.

The next step is to figure out who were the original eight Rousuck
brothers >from Vilkaviskis, and how they connect to my new found family.
Recently, Jewishgen added taxpayer and voter lists for Vilkaviskis >from
the 1860's that names nearly a dozen Rousuck men, including my great-
grandfather, who is listed as Wolf Rauzuk. Some of the names also
include a father's name. One can assume that many of these men were
brothers, and if we can tie them to my new found connections, we will be
able to document some of the new branches of the family, and extend the
family tree by another generation.

I hope this story will help others with there own research.

Mark Strauss
markes@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RAUZUK family from Vilkaviskis #general

Mark Strauss
 

If you are seeking to find long lost relatives and make new connections to
reveal family relationships, I can't emphasize enough how important it is
to take the long view and recognize that solving family mysteries does not
happen instantly. It's very important to leave messages in family forums on
ancestry websites and enter family names on family finder sites. One may not
get a reply, that week, that month or that year. However, if the message is
there, there is a good chance, that a reply will come one day, and a memoir
or a letter will appear that will answer a load of family questions.

Case in point: My maternal great-grandmother was Esther Wolf, who married my
great-grandfather Joseph Brody. The family came >from Lithuania, and
immigrated to Youngstown Ohio. My great-grandmother's brother, Louis Wolf,
partnered with his first cousin, Gustave Efroymson to found a number of
department stores in Indianapolis, including Wassons. Esther and Louis's
parents were Velvile Rousuck and Chai Ephraimson >from Vilkaviskis. Through
research on Ancestry, I had discovered that the Wolf name was originally
Rauzuk and most of the family immigrated to Indianapolis, where the name
was changed.

In 2010, I responded to a message board on Ancestry for the Rosuck family
that included posts that went back to 2001. A number of persons posted
messages about Rausuk/Rousuck family members coming >from Wilkowski (now
Vilkaviskis) and settling in Indianapolis. When I first posted, I had
discovered >from an old passport application that a Wolf cousin had
changed his name >from Rousuck to Wolf, when he immigrated >from
Vilkaviskis to Indianapolis, in the early 1900's and found reference to
the Rousuck name in other family documents. Additionally, a number of
Wolf/Rousuck and Efroymson nieces, nephews and cousins came to
Indianapolis to work for the family businesses, including my grandfather,
Ben Brodie. Since my great-great-grandfather was Velvile (Yiddish for
Wolf) Rousuck, I assume that the name change >from Rousuck to Wolf was a
patronymic reference to my great-great grandfather. I also believe that
it made the family name seem less Russian, because on census documents,
family members began to say they were German.

Upon reading the messages on Ancestry, I discovered that there were also
many Rousucks who came to Indianapolis >from Vilkaviskis, who did not
change their name, or the name morphed to Rose or Rosen. I corresponded
with about half a dozen persons who shared similar stories. We were never
able to find an exact connection to my family, but we assumed that there
must be a relation. Additionally, I made a number of significant DNA
connections with persons who had Rauzuk/Rousuck ancestry >from the area,
but we were never able to confirm the exact connection to my family.
However, through one person who had posted on the Rousuck message board,
Allison Vrolijk, we were able to test her male Rosuck cousin and
discovered he shared a Y DNA match with a known Wolf cousin of mine,
Jeffrey Wolf. They both shared the same J-M172 Haplogroup.

Fast forward to this past weekend: Last Saturday, I found a post >from
Jane Brown on the Rousuck Ancestry message board that said, "I am a
descendent, granddaughter, of Louis Rossuck >from Chicago via Verbolin
?) Russia. I have a letter dated 1952 and posted >from Indianapolis
from a Manuel Freeman, whose mother was a Rossuck. He says that the
name has morphed into Rausuk, Rosen and Ross. He says there were 8
brothers. Some even changed to Wolf. I found this letter recently
addressed to one of my mother's sisters, Madeline Rossuck."

I immediately sent Jane a note and asked to see a copy of the 1952
letter. I also did a google search of Verbolin Russia and discovered
it is today, Virbalis, Lithuania, located 15 km east of the City
Vilkaviskis, a three hour walk. Jane's letter turned out to be the
Rosetta Stone (or should I say "Rousuka Stone") connecting many of
the Rousucks, Rosens and Wolfs of Indianapolis. The letter, written
by Manuel Freeman, told the story of eight Rossuck brothers who came
from the Suwalk region, where Vilkaviskis is located. He says that,
"some spelled it Rausuk, some call themselves Rosen, and some changed
their name to Wolf." The letter actually references, Louis Wolf, my
great-great Uncle, and confirms that he changed his name >from Rossuck.

Interestingly, the letter also illuminates an old family story that I
was never able to confirm. In my mother's family, we were always told
that a cousin of ours was the Governor of the Virgin Islands. I since
found reference to Ralph Moses Paiewonsky, governor of the Virgin
Islands in the 1960s, whose family was originally >from Lithuania, but I
was never able to find the exact connection to my family. In the same
letter that clarifies the Rousuck/Wolf family in Indianapolis, Manuel
Freeman also mentions that his Aunt (the sister of his Rousuck mother)
married into the Piawonski family in St. Thomas, as well as another first
cousin named Kushner. On a family tree on the ancestry, I discovered that
Ralph Palewonsky mother was Rebecca Kushner. I also discovered the family
was originally >from Vilkaviskis.

Although Manuel's letter doesn't connect all the dots, it confirms that
there is a relationship to Jane Brown's family. It also reveals the
relationship to one of my strongest DNA connections, Margery Mendelsen.
Margery's daughter-in-law, Shirley Mendelsen, corresponded with me and
esearched her mother-in-law's family. She revealed that Margery was a
Rosen by birth, and was the daughter of Isaac Rousuck >from Vilkaviskis.
This past weekend, Shirley also shared that Margery was also directly
related to Manuel Freeman, through her Rousuck family, the writer of
the letter >from 1952 to Jane Brown's aunt, Madeline Rossuck.

The next step is to figure out who were the original eight Rousuck
brothers >from Vilkaviskis, and how they connect to my new found family.
Recently, Jewishgen added taxpayer and voter lists for Vilkaviskis >from
the 1860's that names nearly a dozen Rousuck men, including my great-
grandfather, who is listed as Wolf Rauzuk. Some of the names also
include a father's name. One can assume that many of these men were
brothers, and if we can tie them to my new found connections, we will be
able to document some of the new branches of the family, and extend the
family tree by another generation.

I hope this story will help others with there own research.

Mark Strauss
markes@aol.com


Rauzuk family from Vilkaviskis #lithuania

Mark Strauss
 

I recently posted this on a number of Jewish genealogy Facebook sites and
it was suggested that I also post on Litvaksig:

If you are seeking to find long lost relatives and make new connections to
reveal family relationships, I can't emphasize enough how important
it is to take the long view and recognize that solving family mysteries
does not happen instantly. It's very important to leave messages in
family forums on ancestry websites and enter family names on family finder
sites. One may not get a reply, that week, that month or that year. However,
if the message is there, there is a good chance, that a reply will come
one day, and a memoir or a letter will appear that will answer a load of
family questions.

Case in point: My maternal great-grandmother was Esther Wolf, who married
my great-grandfather Joseph Brody. The family came >from Lithuania, and
immigrated to Youngstown Ohio. My great-grandmother's brother, Louis Wolf
partnered with his first cousin, Gustave Efroymson to found a number of
department stores in Indianapolis, including Wassons. Esther and Louis's
parents were Velvile Rousuck and Chai Ephraimson >from Vilkaviskis.
Through research on Ancestry, I had discovered that the Wolf name was
originally Rauzuk and most of the family immigrated to Indianapolis,
where the name was changed.

In 2010, I responded to a message board on Ancestry for the Rosuck family
that included posts that went back to 2001. A number of persons posted
messages about Rausuk/Rousuck family members coming >from Wilkowski
(now Vilkaviskis) and settling in Indianapolis. When I first posted,
I had discovered >from an old passport application that a Wolf cousin
had changed his name >from Rousuck to Wolf, when he immigrated >from
Vilkaviskis to Indianapolis, in the early 1900's and found reference
to the Rousuck name in other family documents. Additionally, a number
of Wolf/Rousuck and Efroymson nieces, nephews and cousins came to
Indianapolis to work for the family businesses, including my grandfather,
Ben Brodie. Since my great-great-grandfather was Velvile (Yiddish for
Wolf) Rousuck, I assume that the name change >from Rousuck to Wolf was a
patronymic reference to my great-great grandfather. I also believe that
it made the family name seem less Russian, because on census documents
family members began to say they were German.

Upon reading the messages on Ancestry, I discovered that there were also
many Rousucks who came to Indianapolis >from Vilkaviskis, who did not change
their name, or the name morphed to Rose or Rosen. I corresponded with about
half a dozen persons who shared similar stories. We were never able to find
an exact connection to my family, but we assumed that there must be a
relatioon. Additionally, I made a number of significant DNA connections with
persons who had Rauzuk/Rousuck ancestry >from the area, but we were never able
to confirm the exact connection to my family. However, through one person
who had posted on the Rousuck message board, Allison Vrolijk, we were able
to test her male Rosuck cousin and discovered he shared a Y DNA match with a
known Wolf cousin of mine, Jeffrey Wolf. They both shared the same J-M172
Haplogroup.

Fast forward to this past weekend: Last Saturday, I found a post >from Jane
Brown on the Rousuck Ancestry message board that said, I am a descendant,
granddaughter, of Louis Rossuck >from Chicago via Verbolin (?) Russia.
I have a letter dated 1952 and posted >from Indianapolis >from a Manuel
Freeman, whose mother was a Rossuck. He says that the name has morphed
into Riausuk, Rosen and Ross. He says there were 8 brothers. Some even
changed to Wolf. I found this letter recently addressed to one of my
mother's sisters, Madeline Rossuck.

I immediately sent Jane a note and asked to see a copy of the 1952 letter.
I also did a google search of Verbolin Russia and discovered it is today,
Virbalis, Lithuania, located 15 km east of the City Vilkaviskis, a three
hour walk. Jane's letter turned out to be the Rosetta Stone (or should
I say "Rousuka Stone") connecting many of the Rousucks, Rosens and
Wolfs of Indianapolis. The letter, written by Manuel Freeman, told
the story of eight Rossuck brothers who came >from the Suwalk region, where
Vilkaviskis is located. He says that, some spelled it Rausuk, some
call themselves Rosen, and some changed their name to Wolf. The
letter actually references, Louis Wolf, my great-great Uncle, and confirms
that he changed his name >from Rossuck.

Interestingly, the letter also illuminates an old family story that I was
never able to confirm. In my mother's family, we were always told that
a cousin of ours was the Governor of the Virgin Islands. I since found
reference to Ralph Moses Paiewonsky, governor of the Virgin Islands in the
1960s, whose family was originally >from Lithuania, but I was never
able to find the exact connection to my family. In the same letter that
clarifies the Rousuck/Wolf family in Indianapolis, Manuel Freeman also
mentions that his Aunt (the sister of his Rousuck mother) married into
the Piawonski family in St. Thomas, as well as another first cousin
named Kushner. On a family tree on the ancestry, I discovered that
Ralph Palewonsky mother was Rebecca Kushner. I also discovered the
family was originally >from Vilkaviskis.

Although Manuel's letter doesn't connect all the dots, it confirms
that there is a relationship to Jane Brown's family. It also
reveals the relationship to one of my strongest DNA connections, Margery
Mendelsen. Margery's daughter-in-law, Shirley Mendelsen, corresponded with
me and researched her mother-in-law's family. She revealed that Margery was
a Rosen by birth, and was the daughter of Isaac Rousuck >from Vilkaviskis.
This past weekend, Shirley also shared that Margery was also directly
related to Manuel Freeman, through her Rousuck family, the writer of the
letter >from 1952 to Jane Brown's aunt, Madeline Rossuck.

The next step is to figure out who were the original eight Rousuck brothers
>from Vilkaviskis, and how they connect to my new found family. Recently,
LitvakSIG added taxpayer and voter lists for Vilkaviskis >from the 1860's
that names nearly a dozen Rousuck men, including my great-grandfather, who is
listed as Wolf Rauzuk. Some of the names also include a father's name. One
can assume that many of these men were brothers, and if we can tie them to
my new found connections, we will be able to document some of the new branches
of the family, and extend the family tree by another generation.

I hope this story will help others with their own research.

Mark Strauss
markes@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Rauzuk family from Vilkaviskis #lithuania

Mark Strauss
 

I recently posted this on a number of Jewish genealogy Facebook sites and
it was suggested that I also post on Litvaksig:

If you are seeking to find long lost relatives and make new connections to
reveal family relationships, I can't emphasize enough how important
it is to take the long view and recognize that solving family mysteries
does not happen instantly. It's very important to leave messages in
family forums on ancestry websites and enter family names on family finder
sites. One may not get a reply, that week, that month or that year. However,
if the message is there, there is a good chance, that a reply will come
one day, and a memoir or a letter will appear that will answer a load of
family questions.

Case in point: My maternal great-grandmother was Esther Wolf, who married
my great-grandfather Joseph Brody. The family came >from Lithuania, and
immigrated to Youngstown Ohio. My great-grandmother's brother, Louis Wolf
partnered with his first cousin, Gustave Efroymson to found a number of
department stores in Indianapolis, including Wassons. Esther and Louis's
parents were Velvile Rousuck and Chai Ephraimson >from Vilkaviskis.
Through research on Ancestry, I had discovered that the Wolf name was
originally Rauzuk and most of the family immigrated to Indianapolis,
where the name was changed.

In 2010, I responded to a message board on Ancestry for the Rosuck family
that included posts that went back to 2001. A number of persons posted
messages about Rausuk/Rousuck family members coming >from Wilkowski
(now Vilkaviskis) and settling in Indianapolis. When I first posted,
I had discovered >from an old passport application that a Wolf cousin
had changed his name >from Rousuck to Wolf, when he immigrated >from
Vilkaviskis to Indianapolis, in the early 1900's and found reference
to the Rousuck name in other family documents. Additionally, a number
of Wolf/Rousuck and Efroymson nieces, nephews and cousins came to
Indianapolis to work for the family businesses, including my grandfather,
Ben Brodie. Since my great-great-grandfather was Velvile (Yiddish for
Wolf) Rousuck, I assume that the name change >from Rousuck to Wolf was a
patronymic reference to my great-great grandfather. I also believe that
it made the family name seem less Russian, because on census documents
family members began to say they were German.

Upon reading the messages on Ancestry, I discovered that there were also
many Rousucks who came to Indianapolis >from Vilkaviskis, who did not change
their name, or the name morphed to Rose or Rosen. I corresponded with about
half a dozen persons who shared similar stories. We were never able to find
an exact connection to my family, but we assumed that there must be a
relatioon. Additionally, I made a number of significant DNA connections with
persons who had Rauzuk/Rousuck ancestry >from the area, but we were never able
to confirm the exact connection to my family. However, through one person
who had posted on the Rousuck message board, Allison Vrolijk, we were able
to test her male Rosuck cousin and discovered he shared a Y DNA match with a
known Wolf cousin of mine, Jeffrey Wolf. They both shared the same J-M172
Haplogroup.

Fast forward to this past weekend: Last Saturday, I found a post >from Jane
Brown on the Rousuck Ancestry message board that said, I am a descendant,
granddaughter, of Louis Rossuck >from Chicago via Verbolin (?) Russia.
I have a letter dated 1952 and posted >from Indianapolis >from a Manuel
Freeman, whose mother was a Rossuck. He says that the name has morphed
into Riausuk, Rosen and Ross. He says there were 8 brothers. Some even
changed to Wolf. I found this letter recently addressed to one of my
mother's sisters, Madeline Rossuck.

I immediately sent Jane a note and asked to see a copy of the 1952 letter.
I also did a google search of Verbolin Russia and discovered it is today,
Virbalis, Lithuania, located 15 km east of the City Vilkaviskis, a three
hour walk. Jane's letter turned out to be the Rosetta Stone (or should
I say "Rousuka Stone") connecting many of the Rousucks, Rosens and
Wolfs of Indianapolis. The letter, written by Manuel Freeman, told
the story of eight Rossuck brothers who came >from the Suwalk region, where
Vilkaviskis is located. He says that, some spelled it Rausuk, some
call themselves Rosen, and some changed their name to Wolf. The
letter actually references, Louis Wolf, my great-great Uncle, and confirms
that he changed his name >from Rossuck.

Interestingly, the letter also illuminates an old family story that I was
never able to confirm. In my mother's family, we were always told that
a cousin of ours was the Governor of the Virgin Islands. I since found
reference to Ralph Moses Paiewonsky, governor of the Virgin Islands in the
1960s, whose family was originally >from Lithuania, but I was never
able to find the exact connection to my family. In the same letter that
clarifies the Rousuck/Wolf family in Indianapolis, Manuel Freeman also
mentions that his Aunt (the sister of his Rousuck mother) married into
the Piawonski family in St. Thomas, as well as another first cousin
named Kushner. On a family tree on the ancestry, I discovered that
Ralph Palewonsky mother was Rebecca Kushner. I also discovered the
family was originally >from Vilkaviskis.

Although Manuel's letter doesn't connect all the dots, it confirms
that there is a relationship to Jane Brown's family. It also
reveals the relationship to one of my strongest DNA connections, Margery
Mendelsen. Margery's daughter-in-law, Shirley Mendelsen, corresponded with
me and researched her mother-in-law's family. She revealed that Margery was
a Rosen by birth, and was the daughter of Isaac Rousuck >from Vilkaviskis.
This past weekend, Shirley also shared that Margery was also directly
related to Manuel Freeman, through her Rousuck family, the writer of the
letter >from 1952 to Jane Brown's aunt, Madeline Rossuck.

The next step is to figure out who were the original eight Rousuck brothers
>from Vilkaviskis, and how they connect to my new found family. Recently,
LitvakSIG added taxpayer and voter lists for Vilkaviskis >from the 1860's
that names nearly a dozen Rousuck men, including my great-grandfather, who is
listed as Wolf Rauzuk. Some of the names also include a father's name. One
can assume that many of these men were brothers, and if we can tie them to
my new found connections, we will be able to document some of the new branches
of the family, and extend the family tree by another generation.

I hope this story will help others with their own research.

Mark Strauss
markes@aol.com


RAPKIN/SORKIN in Paris #general

Isabel Cymerman <isabelcym3@...>
 

I'm searching for RAPKIN/SORKIN in Paris. Originally >from Bobruisk.

Isabel Cymerman
Southbury, CT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RAPKIN/SORKIN in Paris #general

Isabel Cymerman <isabelcym3@...>
 

I'm searching for RAPKIN/SORKIN in Paris. Originally >from Bobruisk.

Isabel Cymerman
Southbury, CT


Tarnopol (Termopil), Ukraine KehilaLinks webpage #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Tarnopol researcher,

I have reserved a KehilaLinks site for a Tarnopol (Ternopil), Ukraine
webpage and am looking for material

A webpage dedicated to one's ancestral home has two functions:
1. Memorialize the Jewish community that once lived there.
2. Provide a resource for present and future generations of the
descendants of the people who once lived in that shtetl.

Here is a list of material suitable for a webpage. If you have any of
the material described below or something I omitted to mention
and refers to Tarnopol, please donate it to the Tarnopol webpage.

. Family / People photos taken in shtetl
. Family Histories - not long schematic Family trees but an account
of the family branch that lived in your shtetl and neighbouring
shtetlach and what they did for a living, etc...
. Photos of the town before the Holocaust
. Photos of the town as it is now.
. Articles about the shtetl, including survivors' / former residents'
accounts / interviews.
. Stories, reminiscences, anecdotes about the shtetl and the
people who lived there.
. Any other information they might have: historical, communal or
personal.
. Landsmanshaft Material (if there was one for your shtetl)
. History
. Geography ( including maps)
. Travelogues by people who visited the shtetl
. Examples of any type of document issued in the shtetl
. Letters and Postcards sent by the people of the shtetl to
families abroad (preferably those that describe the activities in the
shtetl and the local situation)
. Holocaust material about the people of the shtetl and their fate,
including the ghettos and camps were they were transported.
. Information about emigration and immigration
. Famous sons and daughters (people of the shtetl that
distinguished themselves both locally and in the country of
immigration)
. Business Directories

Regards,

Susana

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Suchostaw Region Research Group


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Tarnopol (Termopil), Ukraine KehilaLinks webpage #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Tarnopol researcher,

I have reserved a KehilaLinks site for a Tarnopol (Ternopil), Ukraine
webpage and am looking for material

A webpage dedicated to one's ancestral home has two functions:
1. Memorialize the Jewish community that once lived there.
2. Provide a resource for present and future generations of the
descendants of the people who once lived in that shtetl.

Here is a list of material suitable for a webpage. If you have any of
the material described below or something I omitted to mention
and refers to Tarnopol, please donate it to the Tarnopol webpage.

. Family / People photos taken in shtetl
. Family Histories - not long schematic Family trees but an account
of the family branch that lived in your shtetl and neighbouring
shtetlach and what they did for a living, etc...
. Photos of the town before the Holocaust
. Photos of the town as it is now.
. Articles about the shtetl, including survivors' / former residents'
accounts / interviews.
. Stories, reminiscences, anecdotes about the shtetl and the
people who lived there.
. Any other information they might have: historical, communal or
personal.
. Landsmanshaft Material (if there was one for your shtetl)
. History
. Geography ( including maps)
. Travelogues by people who visited the shtetl
. Examples of any type of document issued in the shtetl
. Letters and Postcards sent by the people of the shtetl to
families abroad (preferably those that describe the activities in the
shtetl and the local situation)
. Holocaust material about the people of the shtetl and their fate,
including the ghettos and camps were they were transported.
. Information about emigration and immigration
. Famous sons and daughters (people of the shtetl that
distinguished themselves both locally and in the country of
immigration)
. Business Directories

Regards,

Susana

Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Suchostaw Region Research Group


Translation from German of 4 vital records #general

John Anderson
 

I've posted 4 vital records in German for which I need translations.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58866
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58864
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58865
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58863

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application with
as much detail as possible. They all relate to an Isaac WOLF who may
be related to my great grandfather.

Thank you very much.

John Anderson,
Orlando, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation from German of 4 vital records #general

John Anderson
 

I've posted 4 vital records in German for which I need translations.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58866
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58864
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58865
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58863

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application with
as much detail as possible. They all relate to an Isaac WOLF who may
be related to my great grandfather.

Thank you very much.

John Anderson,
Orlando, FL


photo ID wanted on Viewmate #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I've posted a photograph for which I need an identification. This is a
portrait of an RCAF officer by the famous photographer Karsh, and was
found among the photos of my cousin Clive Finkelstein, DFC who flew
about 30 missions over Germany/

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58782

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen photo ID wanted on Viewmate #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I've posted a photograph for which I need an identification. This is a
portrait of an RCAF officer by the famous photographer Karsh, and was
found among the photos of my cousin Clive Finkelstein, DFC who flew
about 30 missions over Germany/

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58782

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York


JGS of Maryland August 27 meeting #general

Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Title: "Ask the Experts!"
Date and Time: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, August 27, 2017, for our next program: "Ask
the Experts!"

A team of panelists -- all members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of
Maryland -- who are experienced in Jewish genealogy research will give
advice on research strategies as you try to break through a brick
wall.

Questions have been submitted in advance. If time permits, we'll also
have an open floor at the end of the program for additional questions.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland August 27 meeting #general

Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Title: "Ask the Experts!"
Date and Time: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, August 27, 2017, for our next program: "Ask
the Experts!"

A team of panelists -- all members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of
Maryland -- who are experienced in Jewish genealogy research will give
advice on research strategies as you try to break through a brick
wall.

Questions have been submitted in advance. If time permits, we'll also
have an open floor at the end of the program for additional questions.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations


Mike Karsen to present update on Chicago-area Jewish genealogy resources at Aug. 27 JGS of Illinois meeting #general

Martin Fischer
 

"Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland -- What's New" will be the
topic of a presentation by genealogist Mike Karsen at the Sunday, Aug. 27,
2017, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His talk will
begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. for
those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials in the research
library and for those seeking to ask genealogical questions of help desk
volunteers before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information,
visit

https://jgsi.org/event-2568815

or phone 312-666-0100.

Mike Karsen will deliver his annual update covering resources currently
available to discover your Jewish roots in Chicagoland. He will include a
wide range of records and research resources including cemeteries, death
certificates, death notices/obits, marriage records, birth records, and
city directories. How to locate your ancestor's naturalization records,
which are essential for any genealogical researcher, will also be covered
along with some uniquely Jewish resources. Today, with so many records
available online, you hardly have to leave your home to research your
Chicago roots. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate the research
process.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


IGRA Talk in Modi'in Israel 7 Sept. #general

Catherine Gordon
 

Lessons in Jewish DNA -- One Man's Successes and What He Learned

7 September at 19:30-21:00
Yigal Yadin 41, Modi'in

Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research
Association (IGRA) in Modi'in.

Israel Pickholtz will be speaking on "Lessons in Jewish DNA -- One
Man's Successes and What He Learned on the Journey".
The hottest topic in genealogy in recent years has been genetics and
many thousands of genealogists have ordered DNA tests. Most of those
haven't a clue what to do with their results. The situation is more
complicated among Jews, who have married "within the tribe". Marrying
within a closed community -- "endogamy" -- has barely been addressed by
the non-Jewish genetic genealogy community.

This presentation will take a "how I did it" approach, demonstrating
the successes Israel has had in his own families and the general
lessons which are applicable to all genetic genealogy research. His
goal is to inspire his listeners and readers to say "I can do this!"

Israel is a professional genealogist who has been doing genealogy
research for over twenty years. He is originally >from the U.S. and now
lives in Jerusalem. Israel has lectured worldwide at genealogy
conferences and genealogy societies, including at the IAJGS Conference
in 2013, 2014 and 2016. He is the author of the book, "ENDOGAMY: One
Family, One People". He will have copies of his book for sale. He
manages test kits of over ninety family members.

IGRA members-Free Admission. Non-members-NIS 20

Please pre-register by emailing igramodiin@gmail.com.

Catherine Gordon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mike Karsen to present update on Chicago-area Jewish genealogy resources at Aug. 27 JGS of Illinois meeting #general

Martin Fischer
 

"Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland -- What's New" will be the
topic of a presentation by genealogist Mike Karsen at the Sunday, Aug. 27,
2017, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His talk will
begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. for
those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials in the research
library and for those seeking to ask genealogical questions of help desk
volunteers before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information,
visit

https://jgsi.org/event-2568815

or phone 312-666-0100.

Mike Karsen will deliver his annual update covering resources currently
available to discover your Jewish roots in Chicagoland. He will include a
wide range of records and research resources including cemeteries, death
certificates, death notices/obits, marriage records, birth records, and
city directories. How to locate your ancestor's naturalization records,
which are essential for any genealogical researcher, will also be covered
along with some uniquely Jewish resources. Today, with so many records
available online, you hardly have to leave your home to research your
Chicago roots. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate the research
process.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Talk in Modi'in Israel 7 Sept. #general

Catherine Gordon
 

Lessons in Jewish DNA -- One Man's Successes and What He Learned

7 September at 19:30-21:00
Yigal Yadin 41, Modi'in

Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research
Association (IGRA) in Modi'in.

Israel Pickholtz will be speaking on "Lessons in Jewish DNA -- One
Man's Successes and What He Learned on the Journey".
The hottest topic in genealogy in recent years has been genetics and
many thousands of genealogists have ordered DNA tests. Most of those
haven't a clue what to do with their results. The situation is more
complicated among Jews, who have married "within the tribe". Marrying
within a closed community -- "endogamy" -- has barely been addressed by
the non-Jewish genetic genealogy community.

This presentation will take a "how I did it" approach, demonstrating
the successes Israel has had in his own families and the general
lessons which are applicable to all genetic genealogy research. His
goal is to inspire his listeners and readers to say "I can do this!"

Israel is a professional genealogist who has been doing genealogy
research for over twenty years. He is originally >from the U.S. and now
lives in Jerusalem. Israel has lectured worldwide at genealogy
conferences and genealogy societies, including at the IAJGS Conference
in 2013, 2014 and 2016. He is the author of the book, "ENDOGAMY: One
Family, One People". He will have copies of his book for sale. He
manages test kits of over ninety family members.

IGRA members-Free Admission. Non-members-NIS 20

Please pre-register by emailing igramodiin@gmail.com.

Catherine Gordon


Tarnopol (Termopil), Ukraine KehilaLinks webpage #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Tarnopol researcher,

I have reserved a KehilaLinks site for a Tarnopol (Ternopil), Ukraine
webpage and am looking for material

A webpage dedicated to one's ancestral home has two functions:
1. Memorialize the Jewish community that once lived there.
2. Provide a resource for present and future generations of the descendants
of the people who once lived in that shtetl.

Here is a list of material suitable for a webpage. If you have any of the
material described below or something I omitted to mention and refers to
Tarnopol, please donate it to the Tarnopol webpage.

. Family / People photos taken in shtetl
. Family Histories - not long schematic Family trees but an account of the
family branch that lived in your shtetl and neighbouring shtetlach and what
they did for a living, etc...
. Photos of the town before the Holocaust
. Photos of the town as it is now.
. Articles about the shtetl, including survivors / former residents accounts
/ interviews.
. Stories, reminiscences, anecdotes about the shtetl and the people who
lived there.
. Any other information they might have: historical, communal or personal.
. Landsmanshaft Material ( if there was one for your shtetl)
. History
. Geography ( including maps)
. Travelogues by people who visited the shtetl
. Examples of any type of document issued in the shtetl
. Letters and Postcards sent by the people of the shtetl to families abroad
(preferably those that describe the activities in the shtetl and the local
situation)
. Holocaust material about the people of the shtetl and their fate,
including the ghettos and camps were they were transported.
. Information about emigration and immigration
. Famous sons and daughters (people of the shtetl that distinguished
themselves both locally and in the country of immigration)
. Business Directories

Regards,

Susana


JRI Poland #Poland Tarnopol (Termopil), Ukraine KehilaLinks webpage #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Tarnopol researcher,

I have reserved a KehilaLinks site for a Tarnopol (Ternopil), Ukraine
webpage and am looking for material

A webpage dedicated to one's ancestral home has two functions:
1. Memorialize the Jewish community that once lived there.
2. Provide a resource for present and future generations of the descendants
of the people who once lived in that shtetl.

Here is a list of material suitable for a webpage. If you have any of the
material described below or something I omitted to mention and refers to
Tarnopol, please donate it to the Tarnopol webpage.

. Family / People photos taken in shtetl
. Family Histories - not long schematic Family trees but an account of the
family branch that lived in your shtetl and neighbouring shtetlach and what
they did for a living, etc...
. Photos of the town before the Holocaust
. Photos of the town as it is now.
. Articles about the shtetl, including survivors / former residents accounts
/ interviews.
. Stories, reminiscences, anecdotes about the shtetl and the people who
lived there.
. Any other information they might have: historical, communal or personal.
. Landsmanshaft Material ( if there was one for your shtetl)
. History
. Geography ( including maps)
. Travelogues by people who visited the shtetl
. Examples of any type of document issued in the shtetl
. Letters and Postcards sent by the people of the shtetl to families abroad
(preferably those that describe the activities in the shtetl and the local
situation)
. Holocaust material about the people of the shtetl and their fate,
including the ghettos and camps were they were transported.
. Information about emigration and immigration
. Famous sons and daughters (people of the shtetl that distinguished
themselves both locally and in the country of immigration)
. Business Directories

Regards,

Susana

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