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"Riga Kurlander Verein" and the unbalanced work load #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

It is hard for me to believe that only four of you are willing to do the
grunt work on locating and copying Kurlander burial sites in the world.
That is not enough to get the project off the ground. Are the rest of you
waiting for someone else to do the work and post it so that you can reap
the benefits? Everyone wants to find his family's information up on the
internet, but how do you think those details get there? Some of us have
sacrificed countless hours and enormous amounts of money to make our
Courland/Latvia website excellent and informative. Do the rest of you
think that happens by magic? And if the few of us who are doing all the
work burn out, where will that leave the rest of you? Will you grumble
then about having so little on the website? Or about the website not having
been updated in so long? It galls me to see how willing most of you are to
sit back and let someone else do the work or donate their hard earned
dollars/pounds/shekels to our projects when you do nothing to enjoin us and
use the information for your own genealogy without somehow pitching in. All
the energy that we dedicate to the general good of Courlanders and Latvians
we have to steal >from our own personal genealogy research and our families.
Wouldn't you think that more of you would be grateful and dedicate a little
of your energies and money to help us? I would like to know why you aren't
knocking down our doors in an effort to share the burden...

Your comments, donations and offers of help are always welcome!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, in Omer, Israel


Addition to Jekabpils page #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

There are some very nice family lists of Jacobstadt merchants 1837 which I
have just added to my Jekabpils page.There are not many families but
enough for you to find interesting if you have family who came >from there.
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/jekabpils/jekabpils.htm

Hope you are lucky and find some of your family in the list.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia "Riga Kurlander Verein" and the unbalanced work load #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

It is hard for me to believe that only four of you are willing to do the
grunt work on locating and copying Kurlander burial sites in the world.
That is not enough to get the project off the ground. Are the rest of you
waiting for someone else to do the work and post it so that you can reap
the benefits? Everyone wants to find his family's information up on the
internet, but how do you think those details get there? Some of us have
sacrificed countless hours and enormous amounts of money to make our
Courland/Latvia website excellent and informative. Do the rest of you
think that happens by magic? And if the few of us who are doing all the
work burn out, where will that leave the rest of you? Will you grumble
then about having so little on the website? Or about the website not having
been updated in so long? It galls me to see how willing most of you are to
sit back and let someone else do the work or donate their hard earned
dollars/pounds/shekels to our projects when you do nothing to enjoin us and
use the information for your own genealogy without somehow pitching in. All
the energy that we dedicate to the general good of Courlanders and Latvians
we have to steal >from our own personal genealogy research and our families.
Wouldn't you think that more of you would be grateful and dedicate a little
of your energies and money to help us? I would like to know why you aren't
knocking down our doors in an effort to share the burden...

Your comments, donations and offers of help are always welcome!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, in Omer, Israel


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Addition to Jekabpils page #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

There are some very nice family lists of Jacobstadt merchants 1837 which I
have just added to my Jekabpils page.There are not many families but
enough for you to find interesting if you have family who came >from there.
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/jekabpils/jekabpils.htm

Hope you are lucky and find some of your family in the list.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


LDS Birth Records #poland

Philip Freidenreich
 

I have found LDS birth records of interest to me on
the database. However, few list parents. Why are the
names of parents not being entered onto the database?

Phil Freidenreich

mailto:pfreidenreich@yahoo.com

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JRI Poland #Poland LDS Birth Records #poland

Philip Freidenreich
 

I have found LDS birth records of interest to me on
the database. However, few list parents. Why are the
names of parents not being entered onto the database?

Phil Freidenreich

mailto:pfreidenreich@yahoo.com

__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Photos - Share your holiday photos online!
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Invitation to VM273 #general

Lancy
 

Dear Genners,

Some of the people that can be viewed at VM 273 have very
dominant genes. Their facial traits pass on >from generation to
generation. One of them is our grandmother. The others may be her
own kin or her in-laws. Please see if you can identify any of
them.

The photo must have been taken some time between 1930-1937, most
probably in Polish Galicia.

Thank you in advance!

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Searching: PRESSER & ZIMMERMAN - Galicia, Ukraine
SPALTER & GRUNHUT - Galicia, Poland
GUTMAN - Opatow, Poland
KANAREK - Sandomierz, Poland
GULIAK/RAVITZKY - Dubossary, Moldova


Re: Tools for looking at old documents #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Clear plastic sheets, often used for school papers and other small
reports, come in many colors. The yellow ones, and sometimes blue ones,
can help clear up microfilmed copies of documents. I think they work by
cutting down on the background, but the do work. If you have a poor
copy or a copy of a difficult document, try it-the sheets are very
inexpensive. You just put a small piece of the material with the film
in the holder-obviously you have to move the material for a different
frame.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Re: Need Info on British 106 Bomber Squadron #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

Re. David Rosner's letter about Eugene Rosner, an American uncle who flew
with the RAF and was killed in 1943 and David's request for info on 106
Squadron. A call to the UK has produced the following information source:
Aircrew Association Registrar. [Mod Note: Name and email address deleted
-- please contact Harold at <harmir@bezeqint.net> for details]

With best wishes, Harold Lewin - Jerusalem


Born Sydney, NSW circa 1872, an appeal for a birth certificate #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

Trying to help a friend. Would any Australian genner of altruistic bent, be
willing to order the birth certificate of Sam Silver, born in Sydney NSW
1871-1873, son of Isaac and Leah Silver? Costs will be refunded. Many
thanks in anticipation of help.

Harold Lewin - Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Invitation to VM273 #general

Lancy
 

Dear Genners,

Some of the people that can be viewed at VM 273 have very
dominant genes. Their facial traits pass on >from generation to
generation. One of them is our grandmother. The others may be her
own kin or her in-laws. Please see if you can identify any of
them.

The photo must have been taken some time between 1930-1937, most
probably in Polish Galicia.

Thank you in advance!

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Searching: PRESSER & ZIMMERMAN - Galicia, Ukraine
SPALTER & GRUNHUT - Galicia, Poland
GUTMAN - Opatow, Poland
KANAREK - Sandomierz, Poland
GULIAK/RAVITZKY - Dubossary, Moldova


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tools for looking at old documents #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Clear plastic sheets, often used for school papers and other small
reports, come in many colors. The yellow ones, and sometimes blue ones,
can help clear up microfilmed copies of documents. I think they work by
cutting down on the background, but the do work. If you have a poor
copy or a copy of a difficult document, try it-the sheets are very
inexpensive. You just put a small piece of the material with the film
in the holder-obviously you have to move the material for a different
frame.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need Info on British 106 Bomber Squadron #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

Re. David Rosner's letter about Eugene Rosner, an American uncle who flew
with the RAF and was killed in 1943 and David's request for info on 106
Squadron. A call to the UK has produced the following information source:
Aircrew Association Registrar. [Mod Note: Name and email address deleted
-- please contact Harold at <harmir@bezeqint.net> for details]

With best wishes, Harold Lewin - Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Born Sydney, NSW circa 1872, an appeal for a birth certificate #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

Trying to help a friend. Would any Australian genner of altruistic bent, be
willing to order the birth certificate of Sam Silver, born in Sydney NSW
1871-1873, son of Isaac and Leah Silver? Costs will be refunded. Many
thanks in anticipation of help.

Harold Lewin - Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Death and Burial in Leeds England #general

Sherry Landa <sherry.landa@...>
 

Hello,

This message is going to two lists so please excuse me if you see it twice.

I have a conundrum.
Setting is Spring 1872, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. The chain of events is
this:

11 April Hannah Maria LANDA is born to an orthodox Jewish family.
16 April Hannah is registered (by her mother, Betsey)
18 May Betsey dies
18 May Betsey's death is registered (by her husband Charles) as LANDOY
cause Pneumonia Phthisis, certified.
18 May Betsey is buried? as LANDEY

Obviously 18 May was a busy day for everyone. It was a Saturday, which
makes it strange to say the least! As Charles LANDA was orthodox, what was
he doing registering his wife's death on a Saturday? I am not Jewish, so
the law is not my strong point but I assumed he shouldn't be doing that,
on a Saturday. The burial? date is possibly an error and is in fact the
death date.

Then this child, Hannah Maria, disappears. She had an older sister who had
married in the February, but she doesn't seem to have gone there. I can not
find her anywhere on the UK 1881 census. One has to assume a small
motherless baby died. So I have searched the death records index. The name
is causing me concern. Hannah Maria...firstly, Hannah had an elder sister
(Hinda Leah) who was known as Hannah (and then later as Annie). Secondly,
obviously Maria, is a little suspicious. A friend suggested maybe Maria was
a *typo* or extraction error. On this basis I checked every last variant
spelling I could think of for a child who died in Leeds in 1872. I came up
with only one possible Millie LANDER, age 0, September qtr 1872. This child
was buried (or died) 17 September 1872, with a given age of 9 months.

I'd like opinions on whether people think it's worth me ordering the death
certificate of Millie, bearing in mind her parents names won't be given,
but that the informant was most likely a family member (probably a
parent). I'd also like to know about the registration of the mother's
death. Would it be that it was more important to register the death on a
Saturday so that burial could take place within the 48 hours, than worry
about the Sabbath rule? Or is registering of deaths not considered *work*
so as long as he walked to the registrar's he had not broken any Sabbath
law? I suppose possibly he went after dark, but in May I doubt the
registrar was available after dark. I do not know their hours in those
days. These days they don't even open on Saturdays except by appointment!

Any ideas?
TIA
Best Wishes,
Sherry Landa (in Salford, Lancs)
sherry.landa@virgin.net


All about GREENBLATT #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Inevitably whenever I post a message to this forum, often the only response
that greets it has nothing to do with the matter at hand, but rather a
question asking if I am related to or connected with this or that
GREENBLATT. The latest example was that my message about the upcoming
March 4, 2001 JGSNY "Beyond the Basics" Seminar was met with:

"Do you by any chance have ..."

Since I am getting at least a dozen of these type messages per year, it is
time to set the record straight about the surname GREENBLATT, which is
something I've wanted to do for some time now.

Please note that GREENBLATT was a very common name in pre-war Eastern
Europe. It was as common as the name GOLDBERG is here in New York. In the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) there are currently 46 GREENBLATT's listed
for Belarus, Canada, England, France, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova,
Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and USA. There are currently 1111
GREENBLATT's listed under <switchboard.com> for what seems like almost all
50 American States. There are currently 788 GREENBLATT's listed in the
Social Security Death Index (including unfortunately my dad, who passed
away 4-1/2 months ago).

As of 1995, there were 504 GREENBLATT's listed in the Pages of Testimony at
Yad Vashem (there are even more now). The GREENBLATT's who perished in the
Shoah were >from every single country in Eastern Europe, including all those
mentioned in the JGFF listing referred to above.

The point I'm making is that one cannot assume that all GREENBLATT's are
related to each other. There are simply too many of them and they were too
widespread in area. In other words, a single-surname research group for
GREENBLATT would not be recommended, as appealing as the idea is.

My Greenblatt's hail >from Lithuania. Even there, GREENBLATT came >from many
different shtetlach (in Lithuania the surname was GRINBLAT, GRINBLIAT, or
GRINBLYAT). According to the JGFF, as well as documents in the All
Lithuania Database, plus other sources, GREENBLATT's in Lithuania were from
Akmene, Cekiske, Dotnuva, Josvainiai, Kaunas, Kedainiai, Klykoliai, Krakes,
Krevo, Kursenai, Laizuva, Panevezys, Papile, Raseiniai, Seredzius, Seta,
Vandziogala, Varena, Vegeriai, Vilijampole, Vilnius, Zagare and Zelva.
Again, because of this wide diversity of Lithuanian towns, one cannot
assume that even all GREENBLATT's >from Lithuania are related.

My GREENBLATT's were >from Seta, Lithuania only (and prior to that they were
from Vandziogala). I have no genealogical knowledge of any other
GREENBLATT's >from any other Lithuanian shtetl, not to mention any other
Eastern European country. My immediate GREENBLATT family settled in
Newburgh, NY and Chicago only.

In the future, before one posts a message to a total stranger asking about
the surname GREENBLATT or any other common surname, it is important to
first check the surname in the JGFF and see if the intended recipient of
your message is listed. In a case like GREENBLATT, it is not enough for
just the surname to match -- both the country and the town of research have
to match as well. It's not a matter of either the country or the town, but
rather both. Otherwise it is an exercise in futility and unproductivity,
both on your part as well as on the part of the person who has to take the
time to negatively respond to your message.

My primary purpose in posting this message is so that it will go into the
JewishGen Discussion Group Archives. Then whenever I get a similar message
about GREENBLATT in the future, instead of going into a whole long megilla,
with the same shpiel over and over again, I can simply refer them to this
particular posting.

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@worldnet.att.net


Re: ROSENBLOOM in Winona, Minnesota #general

Judith Deutsch Bennett <benne034@...>
 

My grandfather Max Rosenbloom and family moved >from NYC to Wynona, MN,
for a short time between 1905-1915 ..SNIP Does anyone have
information about such a family in Wynona?
Gary Ross
evieross@home.co
Hi:

Why don't you do a search in the 1910 census for Winona, Minnesota? It is
a small town and with a bit of time you will probably find them. The 1910
census is not soundexed so you will have to search each district, but the
population was probably quite small so it is do-able. I suspect the
Jewish population was tiny.

Also, there may have been a synagogue in LaCrosse Wisconsin, which is
about 20 minutes away. You could try contacting them.

Judy Bennett
Minneapolis, Mn benne034@tc.umn.edu

Deutsch: Trencsen: Rajec, Kunjerad
Gans: Trencsen: Rajec, Kunjerad
Pick: Trencsen: Zilina
Felix: Slovakia
Klein/Klin: Skidel
Alpert: Grodno, Volkovisk


Jekabpils(Jacobstadt) 1837 Merchants #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have added a very nice list of the 1837 merchant's families
of Jacobstadt to my Jekabpils shtetlinks page.There are not many families
but enough for you to find interesting if you have family who came >from there.
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/jekabpils/jekabpils.htm

Hope you are lucky and find some of your family in the list.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Saul TCHERNICHOVSKY #general

AIChernoff@...
 

For some time, I have been trying to locate information on the genealogy
of the Saul Tchernichovsky family. For someone who has played such an
important role in Jewish literature, poetry (and medicine), it is
surprising that I have found so little information about his origins and
family. I have searched data bases on JewishGen, the Jewish
Encyclopedia, analyses of his writings and poetry (those available in
English) and other reference books with limited success. About all I
have been able to find out about him is that he was born August 20, 1875
in a village (?Belozorka) near the village of Mikailovka in the Ukraine
and that his ancestors came >from the city of Tschernichow in the
Ukraine. Does anyone know of sources of additional information about
this man? Your help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Amoz Chernoff
Potomac, MD


WELLISCH in Dukla, Galicia #general

Florence & Henry Wellisch <kelwel@...>
 

I received a few days ago a list, published by the Jewish World Congress,
of 3505 Holocaust victims who had insurance policies with the Generali
Insurance Company. On that list is a Samuel WELLISCH >from Dukla.
Some years ago Yad Vashem sent me 72 Pages of Testimony of people with the
name of WELLISCH and amomngst them was a Samuel WELLISCH >from Dukla. (no
relation of mine). The person who submitted in 1955 the name of Samuel W.
was Shimon WELLISCH (a brother of Samuel), living at Rechov Reines? , Tel
Aviv. I contacted Batya Unterschatz and she was able to trace Shimon
WELLISCH , to Yavne Street in Holon. . She also added the note: Most
probably not alive.
There seems to be little doubt that the Samuel WELLISCH listed as a policy
holder and the one submitted by Shimon WELLISCH is the same person.
Is there someone in Israel, or anywhere else, who knows descendants of
SHIMON WELLISCH, born 1899, son of Josef WELLISCH, who arrived in Palestine
in 1933 ?
Henry Wellisch
Toronto