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Re: Do you recognize a town called Zezmova? #general

Carol Hoffman
 

In addition to the wonderful information that Bette Stoop Mas provided, do
check the ALD All Lithuania Database
https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/search-ald/ for
documentation.

Ziezmariai is part of the Trakai District Research Group
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/trakai-district-research-group
of LitvakSIG. For more information you can contact the Trakai District
Researcher coordinator Amy Wachs.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Do you recognize a town called Zezmova? #general

Carol Hoffman
 

In addition to the wonderful information that Bette Stoop Mas provided, do
check the ALD All Lithuania Database
https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/search-ald/ for
documentation.

Ziezmariai is part of the Trakai District Research Group
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/trakai-district-research-group
of LitvakSIG. For more information you can contact the Trakai District
Researcher coordinator Amy Wachs.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Re: Do you recognize a town called Zezmova? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

I'm afraid that town Sosnove in Ukraine is not the researched "Zezmova".
Town Sosnove was known prior to the end of WWII in Polish as Ludwipol in
Volhynia region.

It had also distinguished Yiddish name of Slishch Gadol. Please also note
that in the JewshGen's Gazetteer town still known under is post WWII
Russian name: Sosnovoye. USBGN on which JewishGen is based, gradually
moving to modern Ukrainian names.

As to "Zezmova", which I believe is Lithuanian Ziezmariai, was also known
under Zezmar, Zezmer, Zhizmory and few similar names.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

From: Phyllis Kramer phylliskramer1@gmail.com
Sent: July 6, 2018 8:50 AM

Polina posted: the person names what looks like Zezmova, Russia as his
town of origin. I cannot find any reference to this town anywhere.
Does anyone know anything about it?

Polina...JewishGen has two databases for locating towns in Eastern Europe
...the communities database has 6500 towns which had a Jewish presence and
institutions circa 1900...and the Gazetteer has **all** the towns in
Eastern Europe.

I suspect you tried the communities page query at
https://www.jewishgen.org/communities/search.asp
but used the default of phoenic searching...that indeed brought up no
results...however, when I used the soundex..I found a likely candidate
for your query: Sosnove, Ukraine at 5050/2700, 157 miles West of Kyyiv..
the town has a communities page with lots of good links...and you
should consider adding the surname and town on our family finder
(JGHFF) so that folks can find you!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Do you recognize a town called Zezmova? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

I'm afraid that town Sosnove in Ukraine is not the researched "Zezmova".
Town Sosnove was known prior to the end of WWII in Polish as Ludwipol in
Volhynia region.

It had also distinguished Yiddish name of Slishch Gadol. Please also note
that in the JewshGen's Gazetteer town still known under is post WWII
Russian name: Sosnovoye. USBGN on which JewishGen is based, gradually
moving to modern Ukrainian names.

As to "Zezmova", which I believe is Lithuanian Ziezmariai, was also known
under Zezmar, Zezmer, Zhizmory and few similar names.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

From: Phyllis Kramer phylliskramer1@gmail.com
Sent: July 6, 2018 8:50 AM

Polina posted: the person names what looks like Zezmova, Russia as his
town of origin. I cannot find any reference to this town anywhere.
Does anyone know anything about it?

Polina...JewishGen has two databases for locating towns in Eastern Europe
...the communities database has 6500 towns which had a Jewish presence and
institutions circa 1900...and the Gazetteer has **all** the towns in
Eastern Europe.

I suspect you tried the communities page query at
https://www.jewishgen.org/communities/search.asp
but used the default of phoenic searching...that indeed brought up no
results...however, when I used the soundex..I found a likely candidate
for your query: Sosnove, Ukraine at 5050/2700, 157 miles West of Kyyiv..
the town has a communities page with lots of good links...and you
should consider adding the surname and town on our family finder
(JGHFF) so that folks can find you!


What happened to Meyer ZALMONOVITZ? #general

Rachelle Litt
 

Hello Genners, I hope someone out there can help me bust through a frustrating
brick wall. You have never failed me.

In 1901 my great grandmother Shore ZALMONOVITZ (SALMONOWITZ) came to
Philadelphia aboard the Phoenicia >from Hamburg (originally Taurogen) with her
children, Abram, Meyer, Chana and Estor. I have both the English and German
versions of the manifest.

On June 4, 1917 Meyer registered for the draft and listed a wife and 4 children.
He was still living in Philadelphia at 2515 S 7th Street. It said he had made a
declaration for citizenship. His birthdate is listed at May 15, 1888.

The only other record I can find listing a Meyer ZALMONOVITZ is a death
certificate for a Sarah BROTFUS with a birthdate of 1863 who died on August 10,
1925 at the age of 62. Sarah ZALMONOVITZ was born around 1861 per the manifest.
The death certificate, however lists her father as Meyer ZALMONOVITZ and mother
as Eva COHEN. The information on the death certificate was provided by Morris
ARONOVITZ who was the husband of Meyer's sister-in-law Anna ZALMONOVITZ. (She
is the wife of Meyers brother Abram ( Harry) my ggf. So I know I have the
correct family, however Sarah (who may have re-married to Brotfus? and also went
by the surname KAISER per her children's marriage and death documents) could
not be Meyer's daughter because he was born in 1888, 25 years after Sarah was
born.

I suppose it is possible that Meyer >from 1888 was named for Sarah's father so
there are two Meyer ZALMONOVITZ. The real dilemma is that there are no other
records for Meyer (1888) and his wife and 4 children. Meyer was living in
Philadelphia in 1917 as per the draft registration.

There should be some census records, a death certificate and the naturalization
documents he said he had applied for in the Southeastern District Court of
Pennsylvania. Also there is no other record for a Sarah BROTFUS- or a BROTFUS
of any other kind except for that death certificate. Could never figure out how
Sarah was a Kaiser or a Brotfus! Help please!

Rachelle Litt


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What happened to Meyer ZALMONOVITZ? #general

Rachelle Litt
 

Hello Genners, I hope someone out there can help me bust through a frustrating
brick wall. You have never failed me.

In 1901 my great grandmother Shore ZALMONOVITZ (SALMONOWITZ) came to
Philadelphia aboard the Phoenicia >from Hamburg (originally Taurogen) with her
children, Abram, Meyer, Chana and Estor. I have both the English and German
versions of the manifest.

On June 4, 1917 Meyer registered for the draft and listed a wife and 4 children.
He was still living in Philadelphia at 2515 S 7th Street. It said he had made a
declaration for citizenship. His birthdate is listed at May 15, 1888.

The only other record I can find listing a Meyer ZALMONOVITZ is a death
certificate for a Sarah BROTFUS with a birthdate of 1863 who died on August 10,
1925 at the age of 62. Sarah ZALMONOVITZ was born around 1861 per the manifest.
The death certificate, however lists her father as Meyer ZALMONOVITZ and mother
as Eva COHEN. The information on the death certificate was provided by Morris
ARONOVITZ who was the husband of Meyer's sister-in-law Anna ZALMONOVITZ. (She
is the wife of Meyers brother Abram ( Harry) my ggf. So I know I have the
correct family, however Sarah (who may have re-married to Brotfus? and also went
by the surname KAISER per her children's marriage and death documents) could
not be Meyer's daughter because he was born in 1888, 25 years after Sarah was
born.

I suppose it is possible that Meyer >from 1888 was named for Sarah's father so
there are two Meyer ZALMONOVITZ. The real dilemma is that there are no other
records for Meyer (1888) and his wife and 4 children. Meyer was living in
Philadelphia in 1917 as per the draft registration.

There should be some census records, a death certificate and the naturalization
documents he said he had applied for in the Southeastern District Court of
Pennsylvania. Also there is no other record for a Sarah BROTFUS- or a BROTFUS
of any other kind except for that death certificate. Could never figure out how
Sarah was a Kaiser or a Brotfus! Help please!

Rachelle Litt


Harry LEVINSON, Chicago #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I am trying to trace descendants of Harry and Fanny LEVINSON >from Chicago.

I was sent this -

'This is >from John William Leonard's The Book of Chicagoans:

"LEVINSON, Harry Charles, lawyer; b. Maryampol, Russia, Mar. 12, 1879; s. Isaac
and Sophia (Reichseligman) Levinson; grad. Medill High Sch., Chicago, 1894;
LL.B., Lake Forest Univ., 1900; m. Chicago, Dec. 17, 1902, Fannie Conn. Admitted
to bar, 1900, and since practiced in Chicago; mem. Smith, Fake, Levinson &
Hoffman; dir. Independent Drug Co.; sec. 111. Packing Co., Brandeis Auto Sales
Co., Shorham Hotel Co. Mem. 111. State and Chicago bar assns. Trustee Temple
Israel. Mason, K.P. Home: 918 Hyde Park Boul. Office: 29 S. La Salle St."

which gives me lots of information about Harry and, as far as Im concerned, the
important part, is his mother Sophia nee REICHSELIGMAN. She is my first cousin,
three times removed!

I have him on the 1910 census living with his in-laws Samuel COHN and what looks
like Josephina, and two of his brothers-in-laws, Harry and Benjamin.

If anyone is researching these people, I would love to hear >from them.

Thanks.

Regards,
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harry LEVINSON, Chicago #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I am trying to trace descendants of Harry and Fanny LEVINSON >from Chicago.

I was sent this -

'This is >from John William Leonard's The Book of Chicagoans:

"LEVINSON, Harry Charles, lawyer; b. Maryampol, Russia, Mar. 12, 1879; s. Isaac
and Sophia (Reichseligman) Levinson; grad. Medill High Sch., Chicago, 1894;
LL.B., Lake Forest Univ., 1900; m. Chicago, Dec. 17, 1902, Fannie Conn. Admitted
to bar, 1900, and since practiced in Chicago; mem. Smith, Fake, Levinson &
Hoffman; dir. Independent Drug Co.; sec. 111. Packing Co., Brandeis Auto Sales
Co., Shorham Hotel Co. Mem. 111. State and Chicago bar assns. Trustee Temple
Israel. Mason, K.P. Home: 918 Hyde Park Boul. Office: 29 S. La Salle St."

which gives me lots of information about Harry and, as far as Im concerned, the
important part, is his mother Sophia nee REICHSELIGMAN. She is my first cousin,
three times removed!

I have him on the 1910 census living with his in-laws Samuel COHN and what looks
like Josephina, and two of his brothers-in-laws, Harry and Benjamin.

If anyone is researching these people, I would love to hear >from them.

Thanks.

Regards,
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


(UK) Ancestry.co.uk Free Access All UK and Irish Records Through July 9 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry UK is offering free access to their UK and Irish records, including
the 1939 Register >from July 6-9 23:59 BST. (To find your local time zone go
to time zone converter http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc). You
will need to register with your name, email address and password. Due to the
General Data Protection Regulation you may get a page that asks you to
confirm and consent to cookies and other privacy items. Only Ancestry UK is
offering this opportunity not the other Ancestry sites.

To start your search and register go to:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/free-access
To see the data collections included in this special free access opportunity
see: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/uk_collections

Once you have done your search and the records you are interested in are
returned in the results, click on the link for the record, and then on the
green view. With the record open you can save it to your computer by
clicking on the green save button in the upper right hand corner You can
save or print the record. Below the green save is a line of icons. If you
click on the tool icon you can print, download , rotate, and flip.

If you try to access other collections, you will be directed to a page to
subscribe. If you try the featured collection after the offering is over,
you will also be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information to the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) Ancestry.co.uk Free Access All UK and Irish Records Through July 9 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry UK is offering free access to their UK and Irish records, including
the 1939 Register >from July 6-9 23:59 BST. (To find your local time zone go
to time zone converter http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc). You
will need to register with your name, email address and password. Due to the
General Data Protection Regulation you may get a page that asks you to
confirm and consent to cookies and other privacy items. Only Ancestry UK is
offering this opportunity not the other Ancestry sites.

To start your search and register go to:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/free-access
To see the data collections included in this special free access opportunity
see: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/uk_collections

Once you have done your search and the records you are interested in are
returned in the results, click on the link for the record, and then on the
green view. With the record open you can save it to your computer by
clicking on the green save button in the upper right hand corner You can
save or print the record. Below the green save is a line of icons. If you
click on the tool icon you can print, download , rotate, and flip.

If you try to access other collections, you will be directed to a page to
subscribe. If you try the featured collection after the offering is over,
you will also be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information to the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Odessa Census 1897 #ukraine

Alan Shuchat
 

The images >from the 1897 census for Odessa are online at familysearch.org but are not yet translated or indexed. All you can do right now is scroll through the images, but you need to be able to read handwritten Russian or Hebrew to identify the families. Here is the link:

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520?collectionNameFilter=true

Subject: Odessa Census 1897
From: jslcalif <jslcalif@yahoo.com>
...
I've just read Janette's 7/1/18 post showing a list of several resources
that have been "added...to the JewishGen Ukraine databases".

I'm interested in the 1897 Odessa Census listed,
but it does not appear among the databases when I check.

The website's Odessa city page, on my computer,
appears to have not been updated to show any progress at all
on Ariel Parkansky's project past the first stage.
...
Jill LIEBSTER
California

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: Odessa Census 1897 #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

With reference to Jill Liebster's post of 05 Jul 2018, the FHL is showing
the 1897 Odessa Census Records as being available in images only:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520

There are 67,250 images. These are neither translated nor indexed.
However, they records are arranged by street named, and, "there are 2
inventories in the collection that will help to coordinate the street name
with the correct volume."

SarahRose WERNER
Saint John, New Brunswick


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Odessa Census 1897 #ukraine

Alan Shuchat
 

The images >from the 1897 census for Odessa are online at familysearch.org but are not yet translated or indexed. All you can do right now is scroll through the images, but you need to be able to read handwritten Russian or Hebrew to identify the families. Here is the link:

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520?collectionNameFilter=true

Subject: Odessa Census 1897
From: jslcalif <jslcalif@yahoo.com>
...
I've just read Janette's 7/1/18 post showing a list of several resources
that have been "added...to the JewishGen Ukraine databases".

I'm interested in the 1897 Odessa Census listed,
but it does not appear among the databases when I check.

The website's Odessa city page, on my computer,
appears to have not been updated to show any progress at all
on Ariel Parkansky's project past the first stage.
...
Jill LIEBSTER
California

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Odessa Census 1897 #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

With reference to Jill Liebster's post of 05 Jul 2018, the FHL is showing
the 1897 Odessa Census Records as being available in images only:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2380520

There are 67,250 images. These are neither translated nor indexed.
However, they records are arranged by street named, and, "there are 2
inventories in the collection that will help to coordinate the street name
with the correct volume."

SarahRose WERNER
Saint John, New Brunswick


Article on Budapest's Other Jewish Quarter #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most visitors to Budapest visit the 7th District which was the Jewish
quarter and is home to the Dohany Street Synagogue. This article is about
the 8th district which includes the Teleki Square shul, a hidden synagogue
in an apartment block that has continuously operated for almost 100 years.
It is the only apartment shul still operating in the area which at one time
was home to 30,000 Jews.

To read the article go to:
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/261385/budapests-other-je
wish-quarter

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA , USA

SEARCHING:
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania


Hungary SIG #Hungary Article on Budapest's Other Jewish Quarter #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Most visitors to Budapest visit the 7th District which was the Jewish
quarter and is home to the Dohany Street Synagogue. This article is about
the 8th district which includes the Teleki Square shul, a hidden synagogue
in an apartment block that has continuously operated for almost 100 years.
It is the only apartment shul still operating in the area which at one time
was home to 30,000 Jews.

To read the article go to:
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/261385/budapests-other-je
wish-quarter

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA , USA

SEARCHING:
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania


Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

Ethical Will is Focus of Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting

Attorney Harry Brown, a senior partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan &
Aronoff LLP, and founding chairman of its Health Care and Life Sciences
Department, will be the featured speaker at the July 11 meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Brown will explain the importance of
creating ethical wills that express personal values and beliefs passed from
one generation to the next.

Brown is a frequent lecturer on health care topics, including decisions
involving Medicare, Medicaid and end-of-life issues. He was trained as a
rabbi at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Seminary in New York City.
Brown will share examples of ethical wills and explain how they are written
in contemplation of death to create something of meaning that will live on,
providing a sense of completion to our lives.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar
Road, Beachwood starting at 7:30 P.M. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org.

Stewart Hoicowitz
1st Vice President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

Ethical Will is Focus of Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting

Attorney Harry Brown, a senior partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan &
Aronoff LLP, and founding chairman of its Health Care and Life Sciences
Department, will be the featured speaker at the July 11 meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Brown will explain the importance of
creating ethical wills that express personal values and beliefs passed from
one generation to the next.

Brown is a frequent lecturer on health care topics, including decisions
involving Medicare, Medicaid and end-of-life issues. He was trained as a
rabbi at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Seminary in New York City.
Brown will share examples of ethical wills and explain how they are written
in contemplation of death to create something of meaning that will live on,
providing a sense of completion to our lives.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets at Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar
Road, Beachwood starting at 7:30 P.M. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org.

Stewart Hoicowitz
1st Vice President


Research question: I do not understand is meaning of "Austrittskarteikarten" #germany

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

Researching ALBAHARY. I've received information >from central archive
Berlin Synagogue.

The email is all in German and only part I do not understand is meaning of
"Austrittskarteikarten" which translates as exit index

I have dates for a number of family members with dates in early 20th century
. Does this imply these people left the Jewish faith? Or just left this
par ticular Jewish community?

Bill Hunter nickh2@cox.net


German SIG #Germany Research question: I do not understand is meaning of "Austrittskarteikarten" #germany

William Hunter <nickh2@...>
 

Researching ALBAHARY. I've received information >from central archive
Berlin Synagogue.

The email is all in German and only part I do not understand is meaning of
"Austrittskarteikarten" which translates as exit index

I have dates for a number of family members with dates in early 20th century
. Does this imply these people left the Jewish faith? Or just left this
par ticular Jewish community?

Bill Hunter nickh2@cox.net

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