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Name change in 1866 #lithuania

Naomi Silverton <naomisil@...>
 

Name change in 1866

I am trying to find our original Family Name, and thus their family, but
so far have not been able to see anything resembling this.

My great grandfather, known to our family as Hermann Tzvi Silberstein was
born in 1839 in Taurage, Kowno Gubernia, Russian Empire. We have been
told by my father and uncle that the name was THIER (animal in German). He
married Johanna Deborah Rollnik in Upyna and had two boys - Moritz in 1863
and Wilhelm in 1865 both born in Upyna. (I have documents stating this).

Hermann and Johanna THIER Silberstein left Upyna with their 2 sons, in about
1866, and crossed the border into Germany and settled in Nakel Germany, now
Naklo Poland where their 3 other children were born.

The story goes that when crossing the border they took on the papers of
someone by the name of SILBERSTEIN - the reason varies with different
relatives. We have found all the Rollnik relatives and we know all the
Silberstein descendants.

We don't know anything about Hermann Tzvi Silberstein's siblings or aunts
or uncles. Hermann died in 1912 in Berlin ( he was 73 years) and on the
death certificate it is stated that his parents Juda and Chaja Silberstein
lived in Zitowian (Tytuvenai) before their deaths. We have not been able
to find any name pertaining to THIER in the records.

When I have researched the name THIER people with this name have their
origin in Austria and Hungary.

THIER may have been a Yiddish name, as I don't think 'H' is in the Russian
alphabet.

I am wondering if anyone could help in directing me where to look. What
could THIER be transcribed to in the Census of that time?

Any comment would be appreciated.

With thanks

Naomi Silverton
Sydney Australia


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Name change in 1866 #lithuania

Naomi Silverton <naomisil@...>
 

Name change in 1866

I am trying to find our original Family Name, and thus their family, but
so far have not been able to see anything resembling this.

My great grandfather, known to our family as Hermann Tzvi Silberstein was
born in 1839 in Taurage, Kowno Gubernia, Russian Empire. We have been
told by my father and uncle that the name was THIER (animal in German). He
married Johanna Deborah Rollnik in Upyna and had two boys - Moritz in 1863
and Wilhelm in 1865 both born in Upyna. (I have documents stating this).

Hermann and Johanna THIER Silberstein left Upyna with their 2 sons, in about
1866, and crossed the border into Germany and settled in Nakel Germany, now
Naklo Poland where their 3 other children were born.

The story goes that when crossing the border they took on the papers of
someone by the name of SILBERSTEIN - the reason varies with different
relatives. We have found all the Rollnik relatives and we know all the
Silberstein descendants.

We don't know anything about Hermann Tzvi Silberstein's siblings or aunts
or uncles. Hermann died in 1912 in Berlin ( he was 73 years) and on the
death certificate it is stated that his parents Juda and Chaja Silberstein
lived in Zitowian (Tytuvenai) before their deaths. We have not been able
to find any name pertaining to THIER in the records.

When I have researched the name THIER people with this name have their
origin in Austria and Hungary.

THIER may have been a Yiddish name, as I don't think 'H' is in the Russian
alphabet.

I am wondering if anyone could help in directing me where to look. What
could THIER be transcribed to in the Census of that time?

Any comment would be appreciated.

With thanks

Naomi Silverton
Sydney Australia


Corrected URL: Announcing the 1910 Tarnopol Census of the Jewish Population on the All Galicia Database #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

The URL for the Tarnopol 1910 Jewish Census was listed incorrectly in
the earlier posting. It should be:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JRI Poland #Poland Corrected URL: Announcing the 1910 Tarnopol Census of the Jewish Population on the All Galicia Database #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

The URL for the Tarnopol 1910 Jewish Census was listed incorrectly in
the earlier posting. It should be:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Lipkany Jewish Cemetery destroyed! #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Yesterday, March 20, 2014 in Lipcani, Briceni district, fire almost
completely destroyed the Jewish cemetery.
http://daylinews.net/v-lipkanax-sgorelo-evrejskoe-kladbishhe/

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Lipkany Jewish Cemetery destroyed! #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Yesterday, March 20, 2014 in Lipcani, Briceni district, fire almost
completely destroyed the Jewish cemetery.
http://daylinews.net/v-lipkanax-sgorelo-evrejskoe-kladbishhe/

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Emergency projects - Cemeteries #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessaraber,

We have started the Kishinev-Doyna Cemetery project, and there is a team of
people who are working with records and photos.

That project now at the Bessarabia SIG Projects Donation list. We need
your help to pay for the photographs. At least we know that this way we
preserve an important part of Jewish past. Please make a donation of $25,
$50, $100 to the Kishinev "Doyna" Cemetery Project.

I consider this an EMERGENCY project.
Two months ago in Kishinev, Primaria signed a new law about maintenance of
cemeteries in Kishinev. According to it, if grave does not have historical
value and a person was buried there more than 20 years ago, and no one paid
an annual fee ($10/year), such grave can be removed and another burial
places instead... Please see attached
http://www.dorledor.info/article/%D1%85%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%83%D0%BC%
D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B8
If anyone interested in a full text of the law in Romanian, please email me.

I want to ask you again to make a donation for Kishinev - Doyna and other
Bessarabia Cemetery projects!

Best regards,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Emergency projects - Cemeteries #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessaraber,

We have started the Kishinev-Doyna Cemetery project, and there is a team of
people who are working with records and photos.

That project now at the Bessarabia SIG Projects Donation list. We need
your help to pay for the photographs. At least we know that this way we
preserve an important part of Jewish past. Please make a donation of $25,
$50, $100 to the Kishinev "Doyna" Cemetery Project.

I consider this an EMERGENCY project.
Two months ago in Kishinev, Primaria signed a new law about maintenance of
cemeteries in Kishinev. According to it, if grave does not have historical
value and a person was buried there more than 20 years ago, and no one paid
an annual fee ($10/year), such grave can be removed and another burial
places instead... Please see attached
http://www.dorledor.info/article/%D1%85%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%83%D0%BC%
D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B8
If anyone interested in a full text of the law in Romanian, please email me.

I want to ask you again to make a donation for Kishinev - Doyna and other
Bessarabia Cemetery projects!

Best regards,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Corrected URL: Announcing the 1910 Tarnopol Census of the Jewish Population on the All Galicia Database #bessarabia

Pamela Weisberger
 

The URL for the Tarnopol 1910 Jewish Census was listed incorrectly in
the earlier posting. It should be:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Corrected URL: Announcing the 1910 Tarnopol Census of the Jewish Population on the All Galicia Database #bessarabia

Pamela Weisberger
 

The URL for the Tarnopol 1910 Jewish Census was listed incorrectly in
the earlier posting. It should be:

http://search.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


Free Webinar: Discover family history through gravestones #general

Daniel Horowitz <daniel@...>
 

Dear friends

I would like to invite you to our next free Webinar:
Discover family history through gravestones.

Gravestones play a very important role in genealogy, and are a great
launching pad for family history investigation.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti, MyHeritage's US Genealogy Advisor, will
demonstrate the information that can be revealed about your family via
gravestones. Then, I will talk about our recent partnership with
BillionGraves (http://bit.ly/1cxrZQS) and show how you can use their
mobile app to help preserve cemeteries for future generations, as we
did ourselves with the successful day digitizing the Segula Cemetery
in Israel http://bit.ly/O1gjeq

Register for free NOW at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/261346007

Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014.
Time: 1 PM CDT / 2 PM EDT / 6 PM GMT
(To find the time of the webinar for your location, use this Time Zone
Converter http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html )

Please feel free to distribute this information among your friends and members.

Just in case you have not heard about it, this new method of working
with the BillionGraves app is very efficient and adds the unique
feature of geo-location to every stone. Societies can definitely start
with cemeteries not documented already or complete those that have
been only partially recorded.

Societies that express interest to join the project will receive
resources >from MyHeritage -including advice, guidance, best practices-
detailed documentation based on our experience (the largest of its
kind ever done in Israel, and perhaps in the entire world), and any
help we can extend. Importantly, our unique exchange system means that
any content (gravestone photos + index) that every society's
volunteers/members will upload, will be given back to the society
(co-owned by the society, MyHeritage and BillionGraves and) so your
society can do with it as it pleases.

MyHeritage is making this content available to all for FREE, but each
society can chose how to make it available to its members, the
public and even submit it to JOWBR if you like.

I hope you and your society will be excited about joining us. If this
is the case, please do not hesitate contact me, Daniel Horowitz
(Daniel@myheritage.com).

Please feel free to distribute this information among your friends and members.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
Chief Genealogist


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Free Webinar: Discover family history through gravestones #general

Daniel Horowitz <daniel@...>
 

Dear friends

I would like to invite you to our next free Webinar:
Discover family history through gravestones.

Gravestones play a very important role in genealogy, and are a great
launching pad for family history investigation.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti, MyHeritage's US Genealogy Advisor, will
demonstrate the information that can be revealed about your family via
gravestones. Then, I will talk about our recent partnership with
BillionGraves (http://bit.ly/1cxrZQS) and show how you can use their
mobile app to help preserve cemeteries for future generations, as we
did ourselves with the successful day digitizing the Segula Cemetery
in Israel http://bit.ly/O1gjeq

Register for free NOW at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/261346007

Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014.
Time: 1 PM CDT / 2 PM EDT / 6 PM GMT
(To find the time of the webinar for your location, use this Time Zone
Converter http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html )

Please feel free to distribute this information among your friends and members.

Just in case you have not heard about it, this new method of working
with the BillionGraves app is very efficient and adds the unique
feature of geo-location to every stone. Societies can definitely start
with cemeteries not documented already or complete those that have
been only partially recorded.

Societies that express interest to join the project will receive
resources >from MyHeritage -including advice, guidance, best practices-
detailed documentation based on our experience (the largest of its
kind ever done in Israel, and perhaps in the entire world), and any
help we can extend. Importantly, our unique exchange system means that
any content (gravestone photos + index) that every society's
volunteers/members will upload, will be given back to the society
(co-owned by the society, MyHeritage and BillionGraves and) so your
society can do with it as it pleases.

MyHeritage is making this content available to all for FREE, but each
society can chose how to make it available to its members, the
public and even submit it to JOWBR if you like.

I hope you and your society will be excited about joining us. If this
is the case, please do not hesitate contact me, Daniel Horowitz
(Daniel@myheritage.com).

Please feel free to distribute this information among your friends and members.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
Chief Genealogist


Re: Emergency projects - Bessarabia Cemeteries #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessaraber,

We have started the Kishinev-Doyna Cemetery project, and there is a team of
people who are working with records and photos.

That project now at the Bessarabia SIG Projects Donation list. We need
your help to pay for the photographs. At least we know that this way we
preserve an important part of Jewish past. Please make a donation of $25,
$50, $100 to the Kishinev "Doyna" Cemetery Project.

I consider this an EMERGENCY project.
Two months ago in Kishinev, Primaria signed a new law about maintenance of
cemeteries in Kishinev. According to it, if grave does not have historical
value and a person was buried there more than 20 years ago, and no one paid
an annual fee ($10/year), such grave can be removed and another burial
places instead... Please see attached

www.dorledor.info/article/%D1%85%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%83%D0%BC%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B8

(MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ncapq6m)

If anyone interested in a full text of the law in Romanian, please email me.

I want to ask you again to make a donation for Kishinev - Doyna and other
Bessarabia Cemetery projects!

Best regards,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China

Donations may be made via:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Emergency projects - Bessarabia Cemeteries #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessaraber,

We have started the Kishinev-Doyna Cemetery project, and there is a team of
people who are working with records and photos.

That project now at the Bessarabia SIG Projects Donation list. We need
your help to pay for the photographs. At least we know that this way we
preserve an important part of Jewish past. Please make a donation of $25,
$50, $100 to the Kishinev "Doyna" Cemetery Project.

I consider this an EMERGENCY project.
Two months ago in Kishinev, Primaria signed a new law about maintenance of
cemeteries in Kishinev. According to it, if grave does not have historical
value and a person was buried there more than 20 years ago, and no one paid
an annual fee ($10/year), such grave can be removed and another burial
places instead... Please see attached

www.dorledor.info/article/%D1%85%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%83%D0%BC%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B8

(MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ncapq6m)

If anyone interested in a full text of the law in Romanian, please email me.

I want to ask you again to make a donation for Kishinev - Doyna and other
Bessarabia Cemetery projects!

Best regards,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China

Donations may be made via:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43


free interactive charting software #general

Tamar Gold
 

Is there downloadable software, for free, that is interactive, the way
FTM or Ancestry are? We need to enter the family tree, but want to
have the option of entering more information about each person and
having it visible by clicking on the ancestor's name.

I recognize that this question is not really a Jewish genealogy
question, but I am sure it is one that would be of interest to others
in this forum. As more concerns are raised with posting trees to a
public venue, such as Ancestry or Geni, software that is sharable with
others, in a more private way, would be very useful. I'm sure there is
something out there already, I'm just not aware of it yet.

Tamar Gold
Elizabeth, NJ

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please. Please note that extended
discussion of software is outside the scope of this group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen free interactive charting software #general

Tamar Gold
 

Is there downloadable software, for free, that is interactive, the way
FTM or Ancestry are? We need to enter the family tree, but want to
have the option of entering more information about each person and
having it visible by clicking on the ancestor's name.

I recognize that this question is not really a Jewish genealogy
question, but I am sure it is one that would be of interest to others
in this forum. As more concerns are raised with posting trees to a
public venue, such as Ancestry or Geni, software that is sharable with
others, in a more private way, would be very useful. I'm sure there is
something out there already, I'm just not aware of it yet.

Tamar Gold
Elizabeth, NJ

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please. Please note that extended
discussion of software is outside the scope of this group.


(US) Missing manifest for Moishe KAUFMAN, 1897/8 #general

Adam Goodheart
 

Dear experts,

Despite having some pretty good clues, I've searched long and
fruitlessly for the immigration record of my great-grandfather,
Moishe (later Morris) KAUFMAN, who arrived in the U.S. in
1897 or 1898.

Moishe's U.S. records consistently state that he was born in 1870.
His 1907 naturalization record gives his place of birth as
"Molitz," which is now Malec, Belarus, former Grodno Gubernia.
Many family stories say that he and his wife, Golde EPELBAUM,
both grew up in Brest-Litovsk (her birthplace, per the same
naturalization record).

I have found Golde's arrival record, as Golde Kaufmann (wrongly
indexed as "Raufmann") aboard the SS Elisabeth Rickmers >from
Bremen, docking at Baltimore on December 26, 1898.
She was traveling with her infant son, Chemje (later Nathan),
age 11 months. They are stated as having been living in
"Vladova" (probably Wlodawa, Poland, her parents' town of origin).
They were on their way to meet her husband in Pittsburgh, and
the address is that of Moishe's sister Fannie Kaufman and her
husband, Samuel WEISBRODE, who had immigrated in the 1880s.

If Golde and Moishe's infant son was less than a year old
in December 1898, then -- presuming Golde's fidelity --
we know that Moishe must have immigrated in 1897 or 1898.
He almost certainly would have named either the Weisbrodes or
his brother Aaron Kaufman (then living in NYC) on the manifest.

It states that he arrived aboard the SS Rotterdam, >from
Rotterdam to NYC, on August 22, 1894 (an impossible date,
given his son's age in 1898 -- unless he'd made an earlier
trip and then returned).

Given all the data I have, I feel like my great-grandfather
shouldn't be impossible to find ... I would be grateful for
any suggestions or clues >from the experts.

Adam Goodheart
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Missing manifest for Moishe KAUFMAN, 1897/8 #general

Adam Goodheart
 

Dear experts,

Despite having some pretty good clues, I've searched long and
fruitlessly for the immigration record of my great-grandfather,
Moishe (later Morris) KAUFMAN, who arrived in the U.S. in
1897 or 1898.

Moishe's U.S. records consistently state that he was born in 1870.
His 1907 naturalization record gives his place of birth as
"Molitz," which is now Malec, Belarus, former Grodno Gubernia.
Many family stories say that he and his wife, Golde EPELBAUM,
both grew up in Brest-Litovsk (her birthplace, per the same
naturalization record).

I have found Golde's arrival record, as Golde Kaufmann (wrongly
indexed as "Raufmann") aboard the SS Elisabeth Rickmers >from
Bremen, docking at Baltimore on December 26, 1898.
She was traveling with her infant son, Chemje (later Nathan),
age 11 months. They are stated as having been living in
"Vladova" (probably Wlodawa, Poland, her parents' town of origin).
They were on their way to meet her husband in Pittsburgh, and
the address is that of Moishe's sister Fannie Kaufman and her
husband, Samuel WEISBRODE, who had immigrated in the 1880s.

If Golde and Moishe's infant son was less than a year old
in December 1898, then -- presuming Golde's fidelity --
we know that Moishe must have immigrated in 1897 or 1898.
He almost certainly would have named either the Weisbrodes or
his brother Aaron Kaufman (then living in NYC) on the manifest.

It states that he arrived aboard the SS Rotterdam, >from
Rotterdam to NYC, on August 22, 1894 (an impossible date,
given his son's age in 1898 -- unless he'd made an earlier
trip and then returned).

Given all the data I have, I feel like my great-grandfather
shouldn't be impossible to find ... I would be grateful for
any suggestions or clues >from the experts.

Adam Goodheart
Washington, D.C.


Re: 1000 Years of European Border Changes - Automated Map #general

Alan Shuchat
 

If you click to let the video fill the screen you'll see the dates just
above the map at the left. They are hard to read, as are the captions at
the lower left that describe the major events taking place. An earlier
version had larger dates at the center on the bottom, along with an
(annoying) sound track.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

theforsyths@verizon.net
I would find this video infinitely more useful if there were any way
that I could see to correlate any given map with a time-frame.
snip........


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1000 Years of European Border Changes - Automated Map #general

Alan Shuchat
 

If you click to let the video fill the screen you'll see the dates just
above the map at the left. They are hard to read, as are the captions at
the lower left that describe the major events taking place. An earlier
version had larger dates at the center on the bottom, along with an
(annoying) sound track.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

theforsyths@verizon.net
I would find this video infinitely more useful if there were any way
that I could see to correlate any given map with a time-frame.
snip........

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