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Re: Jewish records and cemetery in Silistra #romania

LucR <luc.radu@...>
 

Silistra was in Romania 1919-1940. Has been Bulgaria since.

Luc Radu
Great Neck, NY

On 6/24/19, 2:32 PM, "Romania SIG on behalf of William A Hunter
nickh2@cox.net" <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

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I am looking for a contact in Silistra that would have knowledge of the
Jewish cemetery or records for the city. I am finding records in Vienna
that point to Silistra as a place of origin. I am interested to find any
ALBAHARY or ELIAS surnames. My research is taking me down the Danube.
DNA
research points to Kastoria, Greece, but I cannot connect any genealogy to
this town. My email is nickh2@cox.net.

Bill Hunter.


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Jewish records and cemetery in Silistra #romania

LucR <luc.radu@...>
 

Silistra was in Romania 1919-1940. Has been Bulgaria since.

Luc Radu
Great Neck, NY

On 6/24/19, 2:32 PM, "Romania SIG on behalf of William A Hunter
nickh2@cox.net" <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am looking for a contact in Silistra that would have knowledge of the
Jewish cemetery or records for the city. I am finding records in Vienna
that point to Silistra as a place of origin. I am interested to find any
ALBAHARY or ELIAS surnames. My research is taking me down the Danube.
DNA
research points to Kastoria, Greece, but I cannot connect any genealogy to
this town. My email is nickh2@cox.net.

Bill Hunter.


Name Malka #general

David Goldman
 

Hi Jewishgenners. Among Ashkenazim there is a common female first name of
Malka. It often goes with a nickname among Russian Jews of Manya.
Is it possible that the tradition of that name might go back to a
Sephardi/Spanish or Italian name of Reina/Regina, thereby suggesting the
possibility of actual Sephardi/Spanish/Italian ancestry in the
not-too-distant past? I keep thinking about this issue ever since reading
the story about the Sephardi/Italian ancestry of the Charlap family name.
Perhaps it is as simple as a baby girl being born around Purim and therefore
has an association with Queen Esther. I suppose the male equivalent is just
Melech. But this doesn't have the equivalent in Sephardi/Spanish/Italian
history of "Rey/Re" for king as does Malka with Reina/Regina.

David Goldman
NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name Malka #general

David Goldman
 

Hi Jewishgenners. Among Ashkenazim there is a common female first name of
Malka. It often goes with a nickname among Russian Jews of Manya.
Is it possible that the tradition of that name might go back to a
Sephardi/Spanish or Italian name of Reina/Regina, thereby suggesting the
possibility of actual Sephardi/Spanish/Italian ancestry in the
not-too-distant past? I keep thinking about this issue ever since reading
the story about the Sephardi/Italian ancestry of the Charlap family name.
Perhaps it is as simple as a baby girl being born around Purim and therefore
has an association with Queen Esther. I suppose the male equivalent is just
Melech. But this doesn't have the equivalent in Sephardi/Spanish/Italian
history of "Rey/Re" for king as does Malka with Reina/Regina.

David Goldman
NYC


Paternal Grandfather Aryah NEIKRITEN in Ukraine #general

Joan Jacobson <joanajacobson@...>
 

My father, Leon Schiller, was born in Chernigov July 23, 1906. He emigrated to
the U.S. Oct.30,1913 as Levitchy Neishuller, 7, with his mother, Ethel
Neishuller and his brother, Morris or Moishe Neishuller, 9. Interestingly, on
my father's "Certificate of Arrival," it lists the port of entry as New York,
NY. And the exact date, but for "Manner of arrival," it says: "Unknown. I
cannot find the manifest anywhere.

Ethel divorced her husband in Russia, who I was told was called Aryah Neikriten.
I have no information about him, but would be interested to discover anything
that might be out there about him. They were Jewish. I did discover a Boris
Nekritin who lives in the U.S. whose father was also >from near Chernigov >from
a schtetl whose name was Gorodnya. We do not know if there is any connection.
I was told Neikriten was a tailor for the Czar. My father would not speak to
me about him which led me to assume he was not a kind gentleman.

My grandmother Ethel remarried a gentleman, Sam Marcus, and lived the rest of
her life in the Chicago area, as did my father.

Any assistance in my quest to learn a bit more about my grandfather, Aryah
NEIKRITEN, will be very much appreciated.

Joan Jacobson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Paternal Grandfather Aryah NEIKRITEN in Ukraine #general

Joan Jacobson <joanajacobson@...>
 

My father, Leon Schiller, was born in Chernigov July 23, 1906. He emigrated to
the U.S. Oct.30,1913 as Levitchy Neishuller, 7, with his mother, Ethel
Neishuller and his brother, Morris or Moishe Neishuller, 9. Interestingly, on
my father's "Certificate of Arrival," it lists the port of entry as New York,
NY. And the exact date, but for "Manner of arrival," it says: "Unknown. I
cannot find the manifest anywhere.

Ethel divorced her husband in Russia, who I was told was called Aryah Neikriten.
I have no information about him, but would be interested to discover anything
that might be out there about him. They were Jewish. I did discover a Boris
Nekritin who lives in the U.S. whose father was also >from near Chernigov >from
a schtetl whose name was Gorodnya. We do not know if there is any connection.
I was told Neikriten was a tailor for the Czar. My father would not speak to
me about him which led me to assume he was not a kind gentleman.

My grandmother Ethel remarried a gentleman, Sam Marcus, and lived the rest of
her life in the Chicago area, as did my father.

Any assistance in my quest to learn a bit more about my grandfather, Aryah
NEIKRITEN, will be very much appreciated.

Joan Jacobson


LitvakSIG congratulates Warren Blatt #general

Jill <ja324435@...>
 

The Board of LitvakSIG is delighted to hear of Warren Blatt's new position,
that of Senior Genealogist for JewishGen and would like to send its
congratulations. We have a close and cordial relationship with JewishGen
as it hosts our "All Lithuania Database" and we are excited about working
with Warren in the future.


Jill Anderson
President, LitvakSIG

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send any additional personal congratulations privately to
Warren.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LitvakSIG congratulates Warren Blatt #general

Jill <ja324435@...>
 

The Board of LitvakSIG is delighted to hear of Warren Blatt's new position,
that of Senior Genealogist for JewishGen and would like to send its
congratulations. We have a close and cordial relationship with JewishGen
as it hosts our "All Lithuania Database" and we are excited about working
with Warren in the future.


Jill Anderson
President, LitvakSIG

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send any additional personal congratulations privately to
Warren.


Search for Miriam BRAND #romania

David Lewin
 

I am hoping someone on this SIG may recognize this family - or may
have some idea how I can solve this enigma

Can you please help and guide me?

My information is exceedingly sparse. It comes >from a document in
Hebrew - so the names here are transliterated as best as I was able
to guess. For example: BRAND which I use here may well have been
BEREND ( no vowels in Hebrew ! ).

I am hoping to locate Miriam BRAND born 11 Dec 1945 in Romania - I do
not know the name of the actual town.

Miriam is the daughter of Stefan BRAND (b. 8 Apr 1908) and Bertha
(b.28 Jul 1908)
Stefan was the son of Samuel BRAND and Bertha was the daughter of a
Salomon - family name unknown.

The family arrived in Israel in March 1950 and seems to have left
Israel again in Nov. 1974 - destination unknown.

In Israel they lived in Bat-Yam

It is possible - but I do not know this for certain - that there is a
family relationship between this BRAND family group and a woman named
Giselle LIFSCHITZ nee SUSSMANN

Would you have any knowledge of this family or can you guide us where
else I could ask?

Thank you

David Lewin
London


Romania SIG #Romania Search for Miriam BRAND #romania

David Lewin
 

I am hoping someone on this SIG may recognize this family - or may
have some idea how I can solve this enigma

Can you please help and guide me?

My information is exceedingly sparse. It comes >from a document in
Hebrew - so the names here are transliterated as best as I was able
to guess. For example: BRAND which I use here may well have been
BEREND ( no vowels in Hebrew ! ).

I am hoping to locate Miriam BRAND born 11 Dec 1945 in Romania - I do
not know the name of the actual town.

Miriam is the daughter of Stefan BRAND (b. 8 Apr 1908) and Bertha
(b.28 Jul 1908)
Stefan was the son of Samuel BRAND and Bertha was the daughter of a
Salomon - family name unknown.

The family arrived in Israel in March 1950 and seems to have left
Israel again in Nov. 1974 - destination unknown.

In Israel they lived in Bat-Yam

It is possible - but I do not know this for certain - that there is a
family relationship between this BRAND family group and a woman named
Giselle LIFSCHITZ nee SUSSMANN

Would you have any knowledge of this family or can you guide us where
else I could ask?

Thank you

David Lewin
London


Volunteer Day at Budapest Jewish Cemetery #hungary

michael_perl9@...
 

Dear Fellow H-Siggers,

I would like to inform you that this coming Sunday, June 30th we will be having our first Volunteers' Day at Kozma utca cemetery >from 9.30am - 3pm. For those who live in Hungary or who happen to be visiting we would appreciate your attendance for part of all of the time. We welcome all ages as there are various tasks to choose >from including cleaning ivy and growth off tombstones to the undemanding but important task of adding to the photographic database we are creating in this genealogical treasure. For important
details please see the following link to our website:

https://www.budapestjewishcemetery.com/post/%C3%B6nk%C3%A9ntes-nap-a-temet%C5%91ben-j%C3%BAnius-30-%C3%A1n?lang=hu


The Jewish Cemetery at Kozma utca is among the three largest in the world with around 300,000 burials. Most of it has been left to rot and has become a dense jungle with access difficult and tombstones getting destroyed >from self-seeded trees and ivy. 2-3 years ago, together with my partner on the ground, Dr Marc Pinter, I founded the Friends of the Budapest Jewish Cemetery as a volunteer effort to raise money and save the place >from ultimate destruction. We felt that this would be an affront to the memories of those
who gave so much to their people and country and to so many whose families were wiped out. We are entirely independent of the Hungarian and Budapest Jewish community with our own work crew and provide full transparency. We have gained their respect however, and this year, they have contributed through the purchase of a high-powered wood chipper which we have made tremendous use of.

We began our work in October of last year and in 7 weeks managed to clear 3 sections (26, 30B, 33B) regaining access to 5014 burials across 17,000 square meters or 4.5 acres. This year so far, we tackled one of the two largest sections in the cemetery, Section
28 which is larger than the above 3 sections combined at almost 19,000 square meters and 4871 burials. We have now moved onto Section 22 and 22/1 which is close to 10,000 m2 and 3522 burials.

These are just 5 sections out of the approximately 60 that we are targeting in our scope of work. Please feel free to peruse our website
www.budapestjewishcemetery.com for more information, especially in the News section.

<snip> We are also looking for volunteers both in and out of Hungary who could do a lot >from their own home.

With best regards,

Michael Perl

New York

Moderator: Please contact Michael off-list if you want additional information
about this project.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Volunteer Day at Budapest Jewish Cemetery #hungary

michael_perl9@...
 

Dear Fellow H-Siggers,

I would like to inform you that this coming Sunday, June 30th we will be having our first Volunteers' Day at Kozma utca cemetery >from 9.30am - 3pm. For those who live in Hungary or who happen to be visiting we would appreciate your attendance for part of all of the time. We welcome all ages as there are various tasks to choose >from including cleaning ivy and growth off tombstones to the undemanding but important task of adding to the photographic database we are creating in this genealogical treasure. For important
details please see the following link to our website:

https://www.budapestjewishcemetery.com/post/%C3%B6nk%C3%A9ntes-nap-a-temet%C5%91ben-j%C3%BAnius-30-%C3%A1n?lang=hu


The Jewish Cemetery at Kozma utca is among the three largest in the world with around 300,000 burials. Most of it has been left to rot and has become a dense jungle with access difficult and tombstones getting destroyed >from self-seeded trees and ivy. 2-3 years ago, together with my partner on the ground, Dr Marc Pinter, I founded the Friends of the Budapest Jewish Cemetery as a volunteer effort to raise money and save the place >from ultimate destruction. We felt that this would be an affront to the memories of those
who gave so much to their people and country and to so many whose families were wiped out. We are entirely independent of the Hungarian and Budapest Jewish community with our own work crew and provide full transparency. We have gained their respect however, and this year, they have contributed through the purchase of a high-powered wood chipper which we have made tremendous use of.

We began our work in October of last year and in 7 weeks managed to clear 3 sections (26, 30B, 33B) regaining access to 5014 burials across 17,000 square meters or 4.5 acres. This year so far, we tackled one of the two largest sections in the cemetery, Section
28 which is larger than the above 3 sections combined at almost 19,000 square meters and 4871 burials. We have now moved onto Section 22 and 22/1 which is close to 10,000 m2 and 3522 burials.

These are just 5 sections out of the approximately 60 that we are targeting in our scope of work. Please feel free to peruse our website
www.budapestjewishcemetery.com for more information, especially in the News section.

<snip> We are also looking for volunteers both in and out of Hungary who could do a lot >from their own home.

With best regards,

Michael Perl

New York

Moderator: Please contact Michael off-list if you want additional information
about this project.


Re: Offering Photos / Research at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Last call on my offer for Mount Hebron for the moment. Therain stopped so I
will spend a day later this week working at Mount Hebron.

Repeating my offer to make sure people did not miss it with the holiday last
week and everything else ....

My next cemetery visit / research will be the at Mount Hebron in Flushing,
Queens, New York. A number of people have been asking about locating/
photographing graves at this cemetery

I am happy to look for graves and take photos provided you can ID the
appropriate person. Mount Hebron has a database where you can start with your
research.

I am pretty good at finding my way around in Mount Hebron and most o the
cemetery is in very good condition

Infants, babies and children are the most difficult because a lot of times
they did not have as significant stones and they do not survive the years. If
you are looking for a child's grave please tell me in advance.

Please be specific in your requests because I can not help you if you write
with a common name and say can you find for example Harry Cohen.... you can
guess how many there are in this cemetery. Mount Hebron has more than 200,000
burials starting in 1909.

I do appreciate but do not demand a few dollars in return to help offset the
cost of doing these search for everyone and to make it possible for me to
continue to offer this as a service to the community. As you can understand
the costs of these repeated searches add up on me.

I am also happy to offer advice online if you email me.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Offering Photos / Research at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Last call on my offer for Mount Hebron for the moment. Therain stopped so I
will spend a day later this week working at Mount Hebron.

Repeating my offer to make sure people did not miss it with the holiday last
week and everything else ....

My next cemetery visit / research will be the at Mount Hebron in Flushing,
Queens, New York. A number of people have been asking about locating/
photographing graves at this cemetery

I am happy to look for graves and take photos provided you can ID the
appropriate person. Mount Hebron has a database where you can start with your
research.

I am pretty good at finding my way around in Mount Hebron and most o the
cemetery is in very good condition

Infants, babies and children are the most difficult because a lot of times
they did not have as significant stones and they do not survive the years. If
you are looking for a child's grave please tell me in advance.

Please be specific in your requests because I can not help you if you write
with a common name and say can you find for example Harry Cohen.... you can
guess how many there are in this cemetery. Mount Hebron has more than 200,000
burials starting in 1909.

I do appreciate but do not demand a few dollars in return to help offset the
cost of doing these search for everyone and to make it possible for me to
continue to offer this as a service to the community. As you can understand
the costs of these repeated searches add up on me.

I am also happy to offer advice online if you email me.

Allan Jordan


DAN/KUPERMAN/ROLNICK #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to research a possible branch of my family originating with a sister
of my great-great-grandfather David Elimelech (David King) DAN.

The key person in this search is a Chaya Dvora (Dorothy) KUPERMAN, born in 1867
in Sakiai, Lithuania, who was the last wife of Dov Behr ROLNICK, born in 1840
in Upynas, Lithuania, where David King lived. They had four children, Leie
(Lena) GARDNER (1888-1968), Hyman (1893-1925), Vuelvel (William) (1895-1981),
and Abel Judah (1899-1932). The Gardners lived in Benton Harbor, MI, at the
same time as David King's son, Solomon DEN, and were also farmers in the region.

I think that my great-great-great-aunt married a man named KUPERMAN. They may
have lived in Sakiai. I think their son was Pinchas KUPERMAN, born in 1839,
who married Beile KLISHOVSKI, also born in 1839. In addition to Dvora, they
may have had a son, Ayzik Leizer KUPERMAN, born in 1879 in Sakiai. Ayzik's
wife was Dvora MASKOVSKI, born in 1884 in Wladislawow (now Kurdikos Naumiestis,
Lithuania). Ayzik's family died in the Shoah; his son Motelis (Mordechai)
survived, but recorded his own family and his parents as murdered in the Yad
Vashem database.

I would like to learn more about both the descendants of Dvora and her
ancestors.

My father's cousin, Walter Cohen, had discovered this branch during his
genealogy project, and I would like to see if there are more names that I can
add to this branch of the family. Please contact me privately if you have any
information.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DAN/KUPERMAN/ROLNICK #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to research a possible branch of my family originating with a sister
of my great-great-grandfather David Elimelech (David King) DAN.

The key person in this search is a Chaya Dvora (Dorothy) KUPERMAN, born in 1867
in Sakiai, Lithuania, who was the last wife of Dov Behr ROLNICK, born in 1840
in Upynas, Lithuania, where David King lived. They had four children, Leie
(Lena) GARDNER (1888-1968), Hyman (1893-1925), Vuelvel (William) (1895-1981),
and Abel Judah (1899-1932). The Gardners lived in Benton Harbor, MI, at the
same time as David King's son, Solomon DEN, and were also farmers in the region.

I think that my great-great-great-aunt married a man named KUPERMAN. They may
have lived in Sakiai. I think their son was Pinchas KUPERMAN, born in 1839,
who married Beile KLISHOVSKI, also born in 1839. In addition to Dvora, they
may have had a son, Ayzik Leizer KUPERMAN, born in 1879 in Sakiai. Ayzik's
wife was Dvora MASKOVSKI, born in 1884 in Wladislawow (now Kurdikos Naumiestis,
Lithuania). Ayzik's family died in the Shoah; his son Motelis (Mordechai)
survived, but recorded his own family and his parents as murdered in the Yad
Vashem database.

I would like to learn more about both the descendants of Dvora and her
ancestors.

My father's cousin, Walter Cohen, had discovered this branch during his
genealogy project, and I would like to see if there are more names that I can
add to this branch of the family. Please contact me privately if you have any
information.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


The Galitzianer: Call for Photos #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is calling on members and nonmembers to submit photos
(or even drawings/paintings) for our quarterly research journal, the
"Galitzianer." We are seeking these images for the "Faces of Galicia"
section of our journal, where our goal is to present a visual
representation of Jews >from Austrian Galicia. To this end, we are
requesting images of Galician Jews >from before 1918; they can be
family members or other individuals within the Jewish community from
that time period.

The images should be submitted to me as jpg attachments at
submissions@geshergalicia.org . Please provide a suggested brief
caption, including the approximate date of the image and, if known,
the birth and death dates of the individuals pictured. Old photographs
should be scanned >from the originals (300 dpi). Please do not send
cell phone photos of photographs, computer screen captures, images
downloaded >from the internet, or images saved as PDFs.

We look forward to receiving your photo submissions.

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Galitzianer: Call for Photos #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is calling on members and nonmembers to submit photos
(or even drawings/paintings) for our quarterly research journal, the
"Galitzianer." We are seeking these images for the "Faces of Galicia"
section of our journal, where our goal is to present a visual
representation of Jews >from Austrian Galicia. To this end, we are
requesting images of Galician Jews >from before 1918; they can be
family members or other individuals within the Jewish community from
that time period.

The images should be submitted to me as jpg attachments at
submissions@geshergalicia.org . Please provide a suggested brief
caption, including the approximate date of the image and, if known,
the birth and death dates of the individuals pictured. Old photographs
should be scanned >from the originals (300 dpi). Please do not send
cell phone photos of photographs, computer screen captures, images
downloaded >from the internet, or images saved as PDFs.

We look forward to receiving your photo submissions.

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia


Przysucha Jewish heritage tour guide #general

charles goldenzon
 

Can anyone here recommend a tour guide who can lead a 2h-tour on Przysucha's
Jewish heritage? I'd rather have someone local to Przysucha or a nearby town.

Regards,

Charles Goldenzon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

MODERATOR NOTE: Please provide recommendations privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Przysucha Jewish heritage tour guide #general

charles goldenzon
 

Can anyone here recommend a tour guide who can lead a 2h-tour on Przysucha's
Jewish heritage? I'd rather have someone local to Przysucha or a nearby town.

Regards,

Charles Goldenzon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

MODERATOR NOTE: Please provide recommendations privately.

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