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Re: danzig digest: May 29, 2006 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Lou Finn <loufinn@...>
 

Hello there,

I am trying to find relatives that were in Gdansk prior to 1913.
All I know is that The Lady was named Zelda >from Warsaw originally
and she married a Mr SKLAREK first name not known, she died in
Gdansk or Danzig then I think in 1913.

can anyone help with this?
Thanks...

Lou Finn, Australia
<loufinn@...>


George and Barbara Bernath, Vienna #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

I am seeking information on brother and sister George b.1937 and Barbara
BERNATH b. 1938 (Barbara may have had a married name in 1968). George and
Barbara arrived in the US in 1968 with their mother Rosa (maybe Rose) >from
Austria and settled in California. Rosa had been married to Andreas Bernath,
but they were divorced.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM- Skwarzawa, Kamionka, Glinyany,Galicia
MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ -Brest-Litovsk, Belarus


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Re: danzig digest: May 29, 2006 #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Lou Finn <loufinn@...>
 

Hello there,

I am trying to find relatives that were in Gdansk prior to 1913.
All I know is that The Lady was named Zelda >from Warsaw originally
and she married a Mr SKLAREK first name not known, she died in
Gdansk or Danzig then I think in 1913.

can anyone help with this?
Thanks...

Lou Finn, Australia
<loufinn@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen George and Barbara Bernath, Vienna #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

I am seeking information on brother and sister George b.1937 and Barbara
BERNATH b. 1938 (Barbara may have had a married name in 1968). George and
Barbara arrived in the US in 1968 with their mother Rosa (maybe Rose) >from
Austria and settled in California. Rosa had been married to Andreas Bernath,
but they were divorced.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM- Skwarzawa, Kamionka, Glinyany,Galicia
MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ -Brest-Litovsk, Belarus


Re: Death Certificates in New York Archives #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

I agree that the Italian and German death indexes are incomplete. However,
another explanation for not finding a death certificate for a resident of
NYC in the expected place is sometimes that the person died outside the
city. The death certificate is issued by the appropriate agency where the
person died, not where he resided. It may be that the person just happened
to die away >from his usual residence on what was intended as a brief trip
elsewhere. In the case of my husband's grandfather, we did not know until I
tried to find his death certificate that he had moved to the home of a
daughter in Westchester during his final illness and died there.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Death Certificates in New York Archives #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

I agree that the Italian and German death indexes are incomplete. However,
another explanation for not finding a death certificate for a resident of
NYC in the expected place is sometimes that the person died outside the
city. The death certificate is issued by the appropriate agency where the
person died, not where he resided. It may be that the person just happened
to die away >from his usual residence on what was intended as a brief trip
elsewhere. In the case of my husband's grandfather, we did not know until I
tried to find his death certificate that he had moved to the home of a
daughter in Westchester during his final illness and died there.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


Translation from Russian to English on ViewMate #general

Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

Hello again,

I have obtained my gggf's death record >from the Odessa Archives and it is in
Russian. I have posted it on ViewMate. I would greatly appreciate a full
translation of the entry for 1005; Berko Redler, including section headers
at the top, since I have other records that I can then interpret myself
without having to bother any of you more than necessary.

(http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate) - VM7886

I'll be travelling until June 9th and so will be unable to answer quickly if
anyone has any questions.

Please send translations directly to me at <jhymoff@...>.

Thanks once again for your invaluable help!

Jenni Hymoff
Canary Islands, Spain
researching HYMOFF and KADETSKY in Poland
REDLER and KRAVETSKY in the Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct URL is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7886


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation from Russian to English on ViewMate #general

Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

Hello again,

I have obtained my gggf's death record >from the Odessa Archives and it is in
Russian. I have posted it on ViewMate. I would greatly appreciate a full
translation of the entry for 1005; Berko Redler, including section headers
at the top, since I have other records that I can then interpret myself
without having to bother any of you more than necessary.

(http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate) - VM7886

I'll be travelling until June 9th and so will be unable to answer quickly if
anyone has any questions.

Please send translations directly to me at <jhymoff@...>.

Thanks once again for your invaluable help!

Jenni Hymoff
Canary Islands, Spain
researching HYMOFF and KADETSKY in Poland
REDLER and KRAVETSKY in the Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct URL is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7886


Holocaust mystery is solved in Chicago #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

"Holocaust mystery is solved in Chicago"-article in today's Chicago Tribune
5/30/06-concerns the Dutch town of Edam and the survival of a child by the
locals who protected him.
Article at:

http://tinyurl.com/pn2oc

Steven Weiss
Chicago
SCHWARTZBERG, VOLK, LISHNOFSKY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust mystery is solved in Chicago #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

"Holocaust mystery is solved in Chicago"-article in today's Chicago Tribune
5/30/06-concerns the Dutch town of Edam and the survival of a child by the
locals who protected him.
Article at:

http://tinyurl.com/pn2oc

Steven Weiss
Chicago
SCHWARTZBERG, VOLK, LISHNOFSKY


INTRO (again) - Breslau families #germany

Erik Hirschfeld <erik@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome back Mr. Hirschfeld and thanks for the revised "INTRO".
To all GerSIG members who leave the group and then return: It would be helpful
for us to know that you are a returning member when you "resubscribe".
A simple email to gersig@... saying "resubscribing" would be OK. If you
explain the reason it might help us make membership mechanics easier for all.
Thanks, MODERATOR

Dear group,
This is the third time I am "new" to this group, but as I have advanced a
bit on my Zuelz origins I thought I would introduce myself again. See my
previous introductions in the archive for my other, Breslau, families.

In Zuelz I can trace back my origins to Salomon Israel RIESENFELD born
1773-05-03 married to Babette SOHRAUER born 1788-10-14 and Schampse David
BOSS born 1777-09-29 married to Handel of unknown surname born 1782-05-17.
In Ratibor, Karl BLOCK born 1823 married to Friedrieke LANGE (LANGER)(their
daughter married into BOSS).

My primary research goals now are to find out as much as possible on their
descendants and also to verify which daughter of Salomon I. Riesenfeld
(Esther or Rachel) is in my family. The relations with the other heads of
households named Riesenfeld in Zulz in the 1812 census is another priority,
and I am in touch with those researchers of this name listed on JGFF. I do
not have access to microfilms where I live,in Malmo, Sweden: I am of
"career" age with small children, which limits my time for genealogy research.
Kind regards,

Erik Hirschfeld Malmo Sweden erik@...


Re: Sources of 'Eliescu' #general

tom klein <bossman@...>
 

As Robert Israel has already pointed out, "-cu" is a Romanian suffix meaning
"son of". Therefore, although bet hatfusot's answer was correct, their advice
to look for "Elias" (or its variants) as a surname probably isn't.

What I wanted to add is that "Elias" is the Hungarian version of the prophet
Elijah, and so you might expect to find it among the ethnically Hungarian
communities of Transylvania, which came under Romanian control following world
war 2.

Their suggestion to research it as a Sefardic name seems odd, unless you have
any other reason to believe that the family was Sefardic. Although there were
sefardic communities in Bulgaria and Turkey, for example, there were, in any,
in hungary. some people mistake the "nusah sefarad" (an ashkenazic liturgy with
a few, small changes) of the hassidic movement with the real "minhag sefarad",
and the hassidic movement flourished in transylvania, but they were never real
sefardim.

....... Tom Klein, Toronto

"MIKA" <h9750477@...> wrote:

I have a problem: I'm searching my sources . The surname is ELIESCU or ILIESCU.
I found nothing, except of Elias. An answer >from Bet Hatfuthot to my
question if maybe the "cu" is a local (Romanian) suffix was correct! I was
told to research the surname Eliyahu and Elias- the Greek name of Eliyahu,
at the Sefaradic names. I can do it but I don't know if I can be sure about
this information because suddenlly I'v got a new surname and I have to
research at the Sefaradic genealogy when all my life I know that I am at
the "Ashcenajim" side.

Can somebody give me a strength about it so I can be sure that I'm
searching the right sources?


German SIG #Germany INTRO (again) - Breslau families #germany

Erik Hirschfeld <erik@...>
 

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome back Mr. Hirschfeld and thanks for the revised "INTRO".
To all GerSIG members who leave the group and then return: It would be helpful
for us to know that you are a returning member when you "resubscribe".
A simple email to gersig@... saying "resubscribing" would be OK. If you
explain the reason it might help us make membership mechanics easier for all.
Thanks, MODERATOR

Dear group,
This is the third time I am "new" to this group, but as I have advanced a
bit on my Zuelz origins I thought I would introduce myself again. See my
previous introductions in the archive for my other, Breslau, families.

In Zuelz I can trace back my origins to Salomon Israel RIESENFELD born
1773-05-03 married to Babette SOHRAUER born 1788-10-14 and Schampse David
BOSS born 1777-09-29 married to Handel of unknown surname born 1782-05-17.
In Ratibor, Karl BLOCK born 1823 married to Friedrieke LANGE (LANGER)(their
daughter married into BOSS).

My primary research goals now are to find out as much as possible on their
descendants and also to verify which daughter of Salomon I. Riesenfeld
(Esther or Rachel) is in my family. The relations with the other heads of
households named Riesenfeld in Zulz in the 1812 census is another priority,
and I am in touch with those researchers of this name listed on JGFF. I do
not have access to microfilms where I live,in Malmo, Sweden: I am of
"career" age with small children, which limits my time for genealogy research.
Kind regards,

Erik Hirschfeld Malmo Sweden erik@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sources of 'Eliescu' #general

tom klein <bossman@...>
 

As Robert Israel has already pointed out, "-cu" is a Romanian suffix meaning
"son of". Therefore, although bet hatfusot's answer was correct, their advice
to look for "Elias" (or its variants) as a surname probably isn't.

What I wanted to add is that "Elias" is the Hungarian version of the prophet
Elijah, and so you might expect to find it among the ethnically Hungarian
communities of Transylvania, which came under Romanian control following world
war 2.

Their suggestion to research it as a Sefardic name seems odd, unless you have
any other reason to believe that the family was Sefardic. Although there were
sefardic communities in Bulgaria and Turkey, for example, there were, in any,
in hungary. some people mistake the "nusah sefarad" (an ashkenazic liturgy with
a few, small changes) of the hassidic movement with the real "minhag sefarad",
and the hassidic movement flourished in transylvania, but they were never real
sefardim.

....... Tom Klein, Toronto

"MIKA" <h9750477@...> wrote:

I have a problem: I'm searching my sources . The surname is ELIESCU or ILIESCU.
I found nothing, except of Elias. An answer >from Bet Hatfuthot to my
question if maybe the "cu" is a local (Romanian) suffix was correct! I was
told to research the surname Eliyahu and Elias- the Greek name of Eliyahu,
at the Sefaradic names. I can do it but I don't know if I can be sure about
this information because suddenlly I'v got a new surname and I have to
research at the Sefaradic genealogy when all my life I know that I am at
the "Ashcenajim" side.

Can somebody give me a strength about it so I can be sure that I'm
searching the right sources?


Suwalki-Lomza BOF meeting scheduled during 26th Annual International Conference onJewish Genealogy to be held in New York City-August 13-18, 2006 #lithuania

Lillian Faffer
 

The Suwalki Lomza Birds of a Feather meeting has been scheduled on
Monday, August 14th in New York during the 26th Annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Researchers are welcome to bring lunch
with them to this meeting which will be held during the lunch break
(12:30P.M.-1:30 P.M.)

The meeting will cover

1.an update on recently completed indexing projects as well as projects
in progress by all groups with an interest in this area.

2. self introductions by each attendee by name with a brief statement of
the towns and families they are researching

3. sharing of research successes and problems as time permits.

I would appreciate hearing >from those researchers who are planning on
attending this meeting so that the conference assignment committee can
reserve a room of the appropriate size for our meeting.

Lillian Faffer-New York City
lfaffer@...>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Suwalki-Lomza BOF meeting scheduled during 26th Annual International Conference onJewish Genealogy to be held in New York City-August 13-18, 2006 #lithuania

Lillian Faffer
 

The Suwalki Lomza Birds of a Feather meeting has been scheduled on
Monday, August 14th in New York during the 26th Annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Researchers are welcome to bring lunch
with them to this meeting which will be held during the lunch break
(12:30P.M.-1:30 P.M.)

The meeting will cover

1.an update on recently completed indexing projects as well as projects
in progress by all groups with an interest in this area.

2. self introductions by each attendee by name with a brief statement of
the towns and families they are researching

3. sharing of research successes and problems as time permits.

I would appreciate hearing >from those researchers who are planning on
attending this meeting so that the conference assignment committee can
reserve a room of the appropriate size for our meeting.

Lillian Faffer-New York City
lfaffer@...>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Varniai Vital Records #lithuania

Susan Cooper <suzecooper@...>
 

Jews of Varniai

Look up Varniai on the internet and you’ll find a wealth of
information about its famous seminary and cathedral. Very
little, if anything, is to be found about the contribution of
the Jewish traders, craftspeople and farmers (tenants probably
as Jews were not allowed to own land).

In the Jewish world, the town was well known for its scholars
many of whom were educated in the town’s own yeshiva which
opened in 1875. Later a “Talmud Torah” school opened and a
charitable institution called “Bikur Holim” was founded by Rabbi
Hanania. The town also had a “klois”, two “schtiblech” and a
famous old synagogue.

The Jewish population in 1897 was 1,226, although emigration to
America, Great Britain and South Africa had begun many years
before. My own grandfather came to Australia in 1880. There is a
rumour he caught the wrong boat because his other 13 siblings
and mother left a little later for New York.
There are 9000 records in the Lithuanian archives relating to
Jewish families in Varniai (Vorne) which are waiting to be
translated. Do you have family >from this town in north-western
Lithuania?

Please help us to learn as much as we can about Jewish life in
the region by donating $100 to enable us to begin the process
of translation of vital records >from Varniai.
$500 is all we need to get started.


Susan Cooper
suzecooper@...
Shtetl Coordinator, LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Contributions to this project may be made by using
the donor form linked >from the bottom of this message or digest.






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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Varniai Vital Records #lithuania

Susan Cooper <suzecooper@...>
 

Jews of Varniai

Look up Varniai on the internet and you’ll find a wealth of
information about its famous seminary and cathedral. Very
little, if anything, is to be found about the contribution of
the Jewish traders, craftspeople and farmers (tenants probably
as Jews were not allowed to own land).

In the Jewish world, the town was well known for its scholars
many of whom were educated in the town’s own yeshiva which
opened in 1875. Later a “Talmud Torah” school opened and a
charitable institution called “Bikur Holim” was founded by Rabbi
Hanania. The town also had a “klois”, two “schtiblech” and a
famous old synagogue.

The Jewish population in 1897 was 1,226, although emigration to
America, Great Britain and South Africa had begun many years
before. My own grandfather came to Australia in 1880. There is a
rumour he caught the wrong boat because his other 13 siblings
and mother left a little later for New York.
There are 9000 records in the Lithuanian archives relating to
Jewish families in Varniai (Vorne) which are waiting to be
translated. Do you have family >from this town in north-western
Lithuania?

Please help us to learn as much as we can about Jewish life in
the region by donating $100 to enable us to begin the process
of translation of vital records >from Varniai.
$500 is all we need to get started.


Susan Cooper
suzecooper@...
Shtetl Coordinator, LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Contributions to this project may be made by using
the donor form linked >from the bottom of this message or digest.






____________________________________________________
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360°: Your own space to share what you want with who you want!
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Suwalki-Lomza BOF meeting scheduled during 26th Annual International Conference onJewish Genealogy to be held in New York City-August 13-18, 2006 #poland

Lillian Faffer
 

The Suwalki Lomza Birds of a Feather meeting is scheduled on Monday,
August 14th in New York during the 26th Annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Researchers are welcome to bring lunch
with them to this meeting which will be held during the lunch break
(12:30P.M.-1:30 P.M.)

The meeting will cover:

1.an update on recently completed indexing projects as well as projects
in progress by all groups with an interest in this area.

2. self introductions by each attendee by name with a brief statement of
the towns and families they are researching

3. sharing of research successes and problems as time permits.

I would appreciate hearing >from those researchers who are planning on
attending this meeting so that the conference assignment committee can
reserve a room of the appropriate size for our meeting.

Lillian Faffer-New York City
lfaffer@...>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Suwalki-Lomza BOF meeting scheduled during 26th Annual International Conference onJewish Genealogy to be held in New York City-August 13-18, 2006 #poland

Lillian Faffer
 

The Suwalki Lomza Birds of a Feather meeting is scheduled on Monday,
August 14th in New York during the 26th Annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Researchers are welcome to bring lunch
with them to this meeting which will be held during the lunch break
(12:30P.M.-1:30 P.M.)

The meeting will cover:

1.an update on recently completed indexing projects as well as projects
in progress by all groups with an interest in this area.

2. self introductions by each attendee by name with a brief statement of
the towns and families they are researching

3. sharing of research successes and problems as time permits.

I would appreciate hearing >from those researchers who are planning on
attending this meeting so that the conference assignment committee can
reserve a room of the appropriate size for our meeting.

Lillian Faffer-New York City
lfaffer@...>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.