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Odessa researcher needed #ukraine

S&E Shamroth
 

I need a competent researcher who can search both old synagogue records and
the Odessa archives. If you have had a personal experience that is
satisfactory, I would appreciate hearing >from you.

Please reply privately to shamroth@...

TIA

Elizabeth Shamroth


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Odessa researcher needed #ukraine

S&E Shamroth
 

I need a competent researcher who can search both old synagogue records and
the Odessa archives. If you have had a personal experience that is
satisfactory, I would appreciate hearing >from you.

Please reply privately to shamroth@...

TIA

Elizabeth Shamroth


Russian Uniform Identification #ukraine

Jerry Schneider <jschneider@...>
 

Once again, a huge thank you to all the 'genners who assisted me in
identifying the uniform worn by my great-uncle in a recently-discovered
Aizenberg family photograph posted on ViewMate as image VM1478.

As most everyone pointed out, the uniform was indeed NOT a military one but
a school uniform instead. And with a suggestion >from Olga Davydova that I
magnify the waist belt area, I was able to identify the cyrillic letters
OIG which, in all likelihood, was for the school Odesskaia Imperatorskaia
Gimnazia (the Odessa Imperial Gimnazium). Now I know that the Aizenberg
family moved >from Pinsk to Odessa much earlier than previous thought.

Thanks again all ...

- jerry


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Russian Uniform Identification #ukraine

Jerry Schneider <jschneider@...>
 

Once again, a huge thank you to all the 'genners who assisted me in
identifying the uniform worn by my great-uncle in a recently-discovered
Aizenberg family photograph posted on ViewMate as image VM1478.

As most everyone pointed out, the uniform was indeed NOT a military one but
a school uniform instead. And with a suggestion >from Olga Davydova that I
magnify the waist belt area, I was able to identify the cyrillic letters
OIG which, in all likelihood, was for the school Odesskaia Imperatorskaia
Gimnazia (the Odessa Imperial Gimnazium). Now I know that the Aizenberg
family moved >from Pinsk to Odessa much earlier than previous thought.

Thanks again all ...

- jerry


Identity of Hussar Regiment #general

Elless <elless@...>
 

My ggf is pictured at View Mate image VM1501 in a hussar uniform.
Unfortunately, I cannot identify the regiment because color is
important. However, there is a large emblem on the hat which someone may
be able to identify. The picture was taken in about 1876, the time of
the Russo-Turkish War. I think that there was a regiment known as the
Grodno Hussars, but I have never seen a picture of their uniform.
My ggf was >from Warsaw and had family in Lodz.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: The picture can be viewed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1501.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Identity of Hussar Regiment #general

Elless <elless@...>
 

My ggf is pictured at View Mate image VM1501 in a hussar uniform.
Unfortunately, I cannot identify the regiment because color is
important. However, there is a large emblem on the hat which someone may
be able to identify. The picture was taken in about 1876, the time of
the Russo-Turkish War. I think that there was a regiment known as the
Grodno Hussars, but I have never seen a picture of their uniform.
My ggf was >from Warsaw and had family in Lodz.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: The picture can be viewed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1501.html


Re: Locating a town #poland

Kris Murawski <kris.murawski@...>
 


Our assumptions are: 1) that Grandfather Joel and Hirsch came over first
and
used their original name, Grabski, and once in the US changed it to Gross
then, when the rest of the family came over, they told them to come as
Gross
(assuming we have the right records for all).
2)The 2 younger sisters were sent with a couple who lived in nearby Plock
and listed their town as Plock, also.

Are these assumptions reasonable and can anyone tell me how I can pinpoint
the town they came from?

Donna Gewertz
These assumptions sound reasonable to me.
I found twenty localities, towns or villages, of the name of Aleksandrow on
the interactive map of Poland (http://www.pilot.pl/). There are also four
Aleksandrowos. The town you are looking for is possibly Aleksandrow Lodzki
(also known as Aleksandrowka). In 1909, the Jewish population of Aleksandrow
Lodzki numbered 3,061 (24.1% of the total population). The Mormons have
Jewish records >from Aleksandrow Lodzki for the years 1826-1876.
Good luck, it seems you may be on the right track.
Kris Murawski
Annandale, VA


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Locating a town #poland

Kris Murawski <kris.murawski@...>
 


Our assumptions are: 1) that Grandfather Joel and Hirsch came over first
and
used their original name, Grabski, and once in the US changed it to Gross
then, when the rest of the family came over, they told them to come as
Gross
(assuming we have the right records for all).
2)The 2 younger sisters were sent with a couple who lived in nearby Plock
and listed their town as Plock, also.

Are these assumptions reasonable and can anyone tell me how I can pinpoint
the town they came from?

Donna Gewertz
These assumptions sound reasonable to me.
I found twenty localities, towns or villages, of the name of Aleksandrow on
the interactive map of Poland (http://www.pilot.pl/). There are also four
Aleksandrowos. The town you are looking for is possibly Aleksandrow Lodzki
(also known as Aleksandrowka). In 1909, the Jewish population of Aleksandrow
Lodzki numbered 3,061 (24.1% of the total population). The Mormons have
Jewish records >from Aleksandrow Lodzki for the years 1826-1876.
Good luck, it seems you may be on the right track.
Kris Murawski
Annandale, VA


Translation request #general

Gary Hoffstetter <ghoffste@...>
 

I uploaded a file to the ViewMate site
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html that I believe is an 'exit
visa' (in Russian) >from Warsaw, Russia (now Poland) in 1912/13. My father
arrived at Ellis Island in 1913 with his mother and other members of his
family and I am trying to get enough information to trace my roots. The
original of this document has been lost and the only thing I have is the
xerox copy of what was uploaded to ViewMate.

If anyone can furnish anything >from this file, I would be very appreciative.
The document number is VM1500. Thanks.

Barbara Hoffstetter nee Friedman
McKinney, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation request #general

Gary Hoffstetter <ghoffste@...>
 

I uploaded a file to the ViewMate site
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html that I believe is an 'exit
visa' (in Russian) >from Warsaw, Russia (now Poland) in 1912/13. My father
arrived at Ellis Island in 1913 with his mother and other members of his
family and I am trying to get enough information to trace my roots. The
original of this document has been lost and the only thing I have is the
xerox copy of what was uploaded to ViewMate.

If anyone can furnish anything >from this file, I would be very appreciative.
The document number is VM1500. Thanks.

Barbara Hoffstetter nee Friedman
McKinney, TX


NY Public Library #poland

pconcus@...
 

Hello,

I'm a beginner looking into my father's family KANKUS >from Mlawa and possibly Warsaw. My father came to Montreal in 1913 or 1914. After a year or so he went to New York, and then in 1919 eventually settled in Los Angeles.

I shall be on the East Coast next month and wondered if it would be worth making a special day trip to New York to look at genealogy records in the Public Library there? Would there be anything special that I couldn't equally well find on the Internet or in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live?

Thank you.
Paul Concus


The Richter Collection #poland

Helen Gottesman
 

Hello.
In searching for my paternal grandmothers family, I
found she was included in the genealogy done by John
Henry Richter in 1963 which I located at the Leo
Baeck Institute. It includes our predecessor Benjamin
Ha-Levi born 1795 in Zempelburg. Also the name
Segall, Bukofzer (my grandmother), Lublinski/Lublinska
and Brenner are present.
I am trying to find others searching for the same
information or the compiler of this information, John
Henry Richter who was then living in Ann Arbor,
Michigan.
Please let me know if you have any information on
this.
Helen Dobrin Gottesman

Searching for Dobrin (Tuchola), Bukofzer(Schwetz,
Zempelburg and Tuchola), Segall(Zembelburg),
Lublinska/Lublinski (Krupoczyn/Krojanke and Zempelburg)

=====
Helen, Robert and Adir Gottesman

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JRI Poland #Poland NY Public Library #poland

pconcus@...
 

Hello,

I'm a beginner looking into my father's family KANKUS >from Mlawa and possibly Warsaw. My father came to Montreal in 1913 or 1914. After a year or so he went to New York, and then in 1919 eventually settled in Los Angeles.

I shall be on the East Coast next month and wondered if it would be worth making a special day trip to New York to look at genealogy records in the Public Library there? Would there be anything special that I couldn't equally well find on the Internet or in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live?

Thank you.
Paul Concus


JRI Poland #Poland The Richter Collection #poland

Helen Gottesman
 

Hello.
In searching for my paternal grandmothers family, I
found she was included in the genealogy done by John
Henry Richter in 1963 which I located at the Leo
Baeck Institute. It includes our predecessor Benjamin
Ha-Levi born 1795 in Zempelburg. Also the name
Segall, Bukofzer (my grandmother), Lublinski/Lublinska
and Brenner are present.
I am trying to find others searching for the same
information or the compiler of this information, John
Henry Richter who was then living in Ann Arbor,
Michigan.
Please let me know if you have any information on
this.
Helen Dobrin Gottesman

Searching for Dobrin (Tuchola), Bukofzer(Schwetz,
Zempelburg and Tuchola), Segall(Zembelburg),
Lublinska/Lublinski (Krupoczyn/Krojanke and Zempelburg)

=====
Helen, Robert and Adir Gottesman

__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup
http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com


What Was Life Like Back Then? #belarus

Gene Richards <gene1@...>
 

Reading the article in Jewish Week about life in the shtetls of Eastern
Europe (that Andrew Blumberg referenced recently) made me want to learn
more about the period when my ancestors lived in Belarus - in the late
1800s. I will keep trying to find out some concrete information about
them but I know I'll never really know what it was like for them.

There must be many books on this period but I always like to get
personal recommendations. And the members of this listserv are well
qualified to recommend. There must be hundreds of years of experience
and erudition preserved within the collective thought of its members.
Could you give some ideas of well written fiction and non-fiction books
about life in Belarus in small towns during this time?

My own family came >from Retchki, near Vileika, and Borisov before that.
Most came to the US >from 1880 to 1920.

--
Gene Richards

Searching

GREJCER/RICHARDS - Retchki, Vileika, and Borisov in Belarus
KUGEL - Veleika, Belarus
CHERNIS - El Paso, Los Angeles
STRAUSS and LEVY - Alsace, Lorraine
RICHARDS - Colorado, Nebraska, California, New York


Explanation of occupation #belarus

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I have been listening to an audiotape in Yiddish made by my late uncle
some 16 years ago, and he mentioned that one of his brothers was a
"felsher". Can anyone explain to me what this was please?

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia


Belarus SIG #Belarus What Was Life Like Back Then? #belarus

Gene Richards <gene1@...>
 

Reading the article in Jewish Week about life in the shtetls of Eastern
Europe (that Andrew Blumberg referenced recently) made me want to learn
more about the period when my ancestors lived in Belarus - in the late
1800s. I will keep trying to find out some concrete information about
them but I know I'll never really know what it was like for them.

There must be many books on this period but I always like to get
personal recommendations. And the members of this listserv are well
qualified to recommend. There must be hundreds of years of experience
and erudition preserved within the collective thought of its members.
Could you give some ideas of well written fiction and non-fiction books
about life in Belarus in small towns during this time?

My own family came >from Retchki, near Vileika, and Borisov before that.
Most came to the US >from 1880 to 1920.

--
Gene Richards

Searching

GREJCER/RICHARDS - Retchki, Vileika, and Borisov in Belarus
KUGEL - Veleika, Belarus
CHERNIS - El Paso, Los Angeles
STRAUSS and LEVY - Alsace, Lorraine
RICHARDS - Colorado, Nebraska, California, New York


Belarus SIG #Belarus Explanation of occupation #belarus

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I have been listening to an audiotape in Yiddish made by my late uncle
some 16 years ago, and he mentioned that one of his brothers was a
"felsher". Can anyone explain to me what this was please?

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia


Re: Kamenets Yizkor Book #belarus

Jenni Buch
 

My apologies - apparently I gave the wrong email address for the Kamenets
Yizkor Book - thanks to Joy for alerting us all..

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html
Jenni Buch


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Kamenets Yizkor Book #belarus

Jenni Buch
 

My apologies - apparently I gave the wrong email address for the Kamenets
Yizkor Book - thanks to Joy for alerting us all..

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html
Jenni Buch