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Re: Warsaw jewish cemetery #warsaw #poland

ricooper@...
 

I should like to thank Zvi Wolicki for posting the link to
Okopawa Street, Warszawa Virtual Cemetery
http://cemetery.jewish.org.pl

In 1992 I had asked a researcher to look for my BORENSTEIN
ancestors in this cemetery, but to no avail.
I have just searched http://cemetery.jewish.org.pl
and there I found:
Baruch ben Yehuda BERENSTEIN ha-levi, died 20 March 1889.
My great-grandfather was Zeev ben Baruch BORENSTEIN ha-levi,
born Warszawa, 1856.
So I'm pretty sure that this is his father's grave: the name is right,
the date of death fits (unless he died very young), and the clincher -
I know BERNSTEIN and its variants are common names, but this
is the first one I've come across who, like my known family, is a levite!
Thanks to you, Zvi, I just might have a name for my 3-greats-grandfather:
Yehuda BERENSTEIN ha-levi.

Best wishes and good luck with your research,
Richard Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Gosport, UK
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH and GODZINSKIJ >from Warsaw
MILLET & ENGELBERG >from Dabrowa Tarnowska, Zablocie, Tarnow & Lezajsk
LEZTER, RINENBERG & SALENDER >from Rzeszow & Kolbuszowa
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Tarnopol
YAROSHEFSKY & SHAPOCHNIKOW >from Zlatopol, Novomirgorod & Odessa
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland RE: Warsaw jewish cemetery #warsaw #poland

ricooper@...
 

I should like to thank Zvi Wolicki for posting the link to
Okopawa Street, Warszawa Virtual Cemetery
http://cemetery.jewish.org.pl

In 1992 I had asked a researcher to look for my BORENSTEIN
ancestors in this cemetery, but to no avail.
I have just searched http://cemetery.jewish.org.pl
and there I found:
Baruch ben Yehuda BERENSTEIN ha-levi, died 20 March 1889.
My great-grandfather was Zeev ben Baruch BORENSTEIN ha-levi,
born Warszawa, 1856.
So I'm pretty sure that this is his father's grave: the name is right,
the date of death fits (unless he died very young), and the clincher -
I know BERNSTEIN and its variants are common names, but this
is the first one I've come across who, like my known family, is a levite!
Thanks to you, Zvi, I just might have a name for my 3-greats-grandfather:
Yehuda BERENSTEIN ha-levi.

Best wishes and good luck with your research,
Richard Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Gosport, UK
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH and GODZINSKIJ >from Warsaw
MILLET & ENGELBERG >from Dabrowa Tarnowska, Zablocie, Tarnow & Lezajsk
LEZTER, RINENBERG & SALENDER >from Rzeszow & Kolbuszowa
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Tarnopol
YAROSHEFSKY & SHAPOCHNIKOW >from Zlatopol, Novomirgorod & Odessa
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev


Toldot Anshei Shem, by David EFRATI #rabbinic

Ried Nathalie <nathalieried@...>
 

Shalom to all,
I'm looking for people familiar with the book "Toldot Anshei Shem" by David
Efraty, in which the VITKIND family is mentioned.
Please respond privately
Many thanks in advance,

Nathalie Ried


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Toldot Anshei Shem, by David EFRATI #rabbinic

Ried Nathalie <nathalieried@...>
 

Shalom to all,
I'm looking for people familiar with the book "Toldot Anshei Shem" by David
Efraty, in which the VITKIND family is mentioned.
Please respond privately
Many thanks in advance,

Nathalie Ried


Mexico--searching for Ursula BLUMENTHAL #latinamerica

Bennett@...
 

Attention! Mexico JewishGen'ers:

I'm searching for a cousin in Mexico, Ursula BLUMENTHAL, now 85 years old,
and hopefully still living. Or her husband, children, or grandchildren.

We are related through the Sachs, Rothstein and Jaffe families of Breslau
and Rawitsch.

It's important for me to find them.

Thanks for your help.

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel


Latin America #LatinAmerica Mexico--searching for Ursula BLUMENTHAL #latinamerica

Bennett@...
 

Attention! Mexico JewishGen'ers:

I'm searching for a cousin in Mexico, Ursula BLUMENTHAL, now 85 years old,
and hopefully still living. Or her husband, children, or grandchildren.

We are related through the Sachs, Rothstein and Jaffe families of Breslau
and Rawitsch.

It's important for me to find them.

Thanks for your help.

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel


Michalovce Burial Records #hungary

viviankahn@...
 

I'm very pleased and excited to report that the Hungarian SIG has
obtained pictures of more than 1,000 matzevot in the Jewish cemetery
of Michalovce, Slovakia. We also have a digital copy of the
Michalovce Chevra Kadisha's burial book, which we will use to help
transcribe records to add to JewishGen's On-Line World Burial Records
(JOWBR) database.

Those of us who are researching families >from Michalovce owe a big
debt of gratitude to H-SIGr Bobby Furst for arranging for the photo-
documentation process. She has also uploaded the records and
headstone pictures to her Picasa website:

http://picasaweb.google.com/bobby1st.cem
http://picasaweb.google.com/bobby1st.3

Although it will be difficult using these records until they've been
transcribed and added to the database, you may be able to find useful
information by searching the burial book. The entries are in Hebrew/
Yiddish but images 104-150 list most of the names in Roman characters
alphabetized by surname. Images 151-155 show a shorter
alphabetized list by Hebrew given name in Hebrew characters. The
numbers next to each name indicate the row and the grave site. The
number of the grave is in parentheses following the row number. The
entries are listed in roughly numerical order within each row. In
some sections there may be a Row Alef and a Row Bet. When you search
the burial book images note that the numbers of the images are in
reverse order--i.e. they start at the back of the book. To start at
the beginning, go to Image 156.

Now that we've accomplished the first part of this important project,
H-SIG needs your help to make the records and images searchable.
Because many of the names are in Roman characters, it is not necessary
to read Hebrew to help transcribe many of the names and grave
locations. The ability to read Hebrew is, however, required to enter
the dates and other information provided in each entry. If you don't
have the time or skills to help with transcription, tax-deductible
donations are also welcome. Donations to the Zemplen Account will be
used to support this effort. Be aware that funds not needed for this
project may be transferred to the H-SIG General Fund.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please send an e-
mail off-list to me <vkahn@kmort.com> and to JOWBR Coordinator Nolan
Altman <naltman@jewishgen.org>.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator


Hungary SIG #Hungary Michalovce Burial Records #hungary

viviankahn@...
 

I'm very pleased and excited to report that the Hungarian SIG has
obtained pictures of more than 1,000 matzevot in the Jewish cemetery
of Michalovce, Slovakia. We also have a digital copy of the
Michalovce Chevra Kadisha's burial book, which we will use to help
transcribe records to add to JewishGen's On-Line World Burial Records
(JOWBR) database.

Those of us who are researching families >from Michalovce owe a big
debt of gratitude to H-SIGr Bobby Furst for arranging for the photo-
documentation process. She has also uploaded the records and
headstone pictures to her Picasa website:

http://picasaweb.google.com/bobby1st.cem
http://picasaweb.google.com/bobby1st.3

Although it will be difficult using these records until they've been
transcribed and added to the database, you may be able to find useful
information by searching the burial book. The entries are in Hebrew/
Yiddish but images 104-150 list most of the names in Roman characters
alphabetized by surname. Images 151-155 show a shorter
alphabetized list by Hebrew given name in Hebrew characters. The
numbers next to each name indicate the row and the grave site. The
number of the grave is in parentheses following the row number. The
entries are listed in roughly numerical order within each row. In
some sections there may be a Row Alef and a Row Bet. When you search
the burial book images note that the numbers of the images are in
reverse order--i.e. they start at the back of the book. To start at
the beginning, go to Image 156.

Now that we've accomplished the first part of this important project,
H-SIG needs your help to make the records and images searchable.
Because many of the names are in Roman characters, it is not necessary
to read Hebrew to help transcribe many of the names and grave
locations. The ability to read Hebrew is, however, required to enter
the dates and other information provided in each entry. If you don't
have the time or skills to help with transcription, tax-deductible
donations are also welcome. Donations to the Zemplen Account will be
used to support this effort. Be aware that funds not needed for this
project may be transferred to the H-SIG General Fund.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please send an e-
mail off-list to me <vkahn@kmort.com> and to JOWBR Coordinator Nolan
Altman <naltman@jewishgen.org>.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator


Robert (NY & NJ) and Ernest LINDENTHAL (Chicago) #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>
 

I have been researching the LINDENTHAL family of Feuchtwangen, Germany,
Vienna, Austria for a number of years.

One branch of the family, Berthold and Bertha (ROLLER) LINDENTHAL
married in Germany but moved to Vienna where their children were born.
The children were:
1. Fanny (married Max STEINTHAL, lived in Berlin)
2. Ernest (married Yette Whiteson and lived in Chicago)
3. Otto LINDENTHAL (married Hedwig KUFFNER, lived in Vienna. Hedwig
died in the Holocaust
4. Robert (married Anna UNKNOWN, in NYC and lived variously in New
Jersey and Berlin) Children Kathryn and Herbert born in Brooklyn, NY.

Until last week, I had totally lost track of Ernest. Now I know he
settled in Chicago. He and Yette married in 1899 and had a daughter
Arona. She married Harry Nathan GOODMAN on 26 January 1933 in Chicago.
I am seeking information on any descendants of Arona and Harry.

I am also seeking information on Robert and Anna LINDENTHAL who may have
changed their surname to LINDEN. At the time of the 1920 U.S. Census,
they were living in Closter, Bergen, New Jersey. Any information on
this branch would also be appreciated.

Fran Loeb Luebke Brookfield, WI USA franluebke@wi.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Robert (NY & NJ) and Ernest LINDENTHAL (Chicago) #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>
 

I have been researching the LINDENTHAL family of Feuchtwangen, Germany,
Vienna, Austria for a number of years.

One branch of the family, Berthold and Bertha (ROLLER) LINDENTHAL
married in Germany but moved to Vienna where their children were born.
The children were:
1. Fanny (married Max STEINTHAL, lived in Berlin)
2. Ernest (married Yette Whiteson and lived in Chicago)
3. Otto LINDENTHAL (married Hedwig KUFFNER, lived in Vienna. Hedwig
died in the Holocaust
4. Robert (married Anna UNKNOWN, in NYC and lived variously in New
Jersey and Berlin) Children Kathryn and Herbert born in Brooklyn, NY.

Until last week, I had totally lost track of Ernest. Now I know he
settled in Chicago. He and Yette married in 1899 and had a daughter
Arona. She married Harry Nathan GOODMAN on 26 January 1933 in Chicago.
I am seeking information on any descendants of Arona and Harry.

I am also seeking information on Robert and Anna LINDENTHAL who may have
changed their surname to LINDEN. At the time of the 1920 U.S. Census,
they were living in Closter, Bergen, New Jersey. Any information on
this branch would also be appreciated.

Fran Loeb Luebke Brookfield, WI USA franluebke@wi.rr.com


Program at June 14 Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) #general

Howard Morris
 

Topic: "Beyond Search: Advanced Google Tools for Genealogists"
Presenter: Michael Marx, treasurer of JGSGB, He has been researching his German
roots since 2001 and can now trace his ancestors back to the mid-1600s.
Date: Sunday June 14, 2009 at 1:30 PM.
Place: Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton Center, MA.
The program at this month's JGSGB monthly meeting is about lesser-know features of
Google that go beyond web searches. For example, Marx will demonstrate how to: find
pictures and maps of your ancestral town, use Google Language Tools to deal with
foreign-language documents, connect with other researchers with similar interests,
find unique resource materials that can be downloaded at no cost, and use some of
the new tools and finding aids coming out of Google Labs that allow you to
customize Google to your specific interests.

For directions or more details see www.jgsgb.org, e-mail info@jgsgb, or call
617-796-8522.

Howard Morris
Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
publicity@jgsgb.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Program at June 14 Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) #general

Howard Morris
 

Topic: "Beyond Search: Advanced Google Tools for Genealogists"
Presenter: Michael Marx, treasurer of JGSGB, He has been researching his German
roots since 2001 and can now trace his ancestors back to the mid-1600s.
Date: Sunday June 14, 2009 at 1:30 PM.
Place: Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton Center, MA.
The program at this month's JGSGB monthly meeting is about lesser-know features of
Google that go beyond web searches. For example, Marx will demonstrate how to: find
pictures and maps of your ancestral town, use Google Language Tools to deal with
foreign-language documents, connect with other researchers with similar interests,
find unique resource materials that can be downloaded at no cost, and use some of
the new tools and finding aids coming out of Google Labs that allow you to
customize Google to your specific interests.

For directions or more details see www.jgsgb.org, e-mail info@jgsgb, or call
617-796-8522.

Howard Morris
Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
publicity@jgsgb.org


Searching GORDON family Tennessee to California #general

NormK12065
 

JGenrs,

Several months ago I posted a search for a missing GORDON family branch that
settled in Tennessee and then went to Canada. The father became blind and wound up
back in the Bronx at a home for the blind.

It turns out that the 85+ individual who gave that information has corrected
herself and indicated the he did not go to Canada. He went >from Tennessee back to
the Bronx.

But, she indicated he had a son who moved to California >from Tennessee and worked
for a newspaper. That is all she remembers except the son was friendly with this
woman's sister, Celia Gordon Weiss who passed away in Los Angeles in 1973.

If there are any Gordons who had Tennessee, California and newspaper connections
and recall Celia, I would appreciate you contacting me privately.

Thank you.

Norm Katz
Monroe Township, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching GORDON family Tennessee to California #general

NormK12065
 

JGenrs,

Several months ago I posted a search for a missing GORDON family branch that
settled in Tennessee and then went to Canada. The father became blind and wound up
back in the Bronx at a home for the blind.

It turns out that the 85+ individual who gave that information has corrected
herself and indicated the he did not go to Canada. He went >from Tennessee back to
the Bronx.

But, she indicated he had a son who moved to California >from Tennessee and worked
for a newspaper. That is all she remembers except the son was friendly with this
woman's sister, Celia Gordon Weiss who passed away in Los Angeles in 1973.

If there are any Gordons who had Tennessee, California and newspaper connections
and recall Celia, I would appreciate you contacting me privately.

Thank you.

Norm Katz
Monroe Township, NJ


Needle in the haystack #general

Mrs Shulamit B Spain-Gayer <castaneye@...>
 

I am looking for needle in the haystack. A cousin of mine has found a teenager with
the name Simon HERNBALL apparently in the UK. I wonder if anyone has come across a
family in the UK with the name Hernball and could put me in touch. So far all my
attempts to finding them have failed.

Shulamit Spain, Scotland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Needle in the haystack #general

Mrs Shulamit B Spain-Gayer <castaneye@...>
 

I am looking for needle in the haystack. A cousin of mine has found a teenager with
the name Simon HERNBALL apparently in the UK. I wonder if anyone has come across a
family in the UK with the name Hernball and could put me in touch. So far all my
attempts to finding them have failed.

Shulamit Spain, Scotland


Birth Records #poland

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

I hired a researcher to look up my Grandfather's family in Lomza.
She came up with lots of things: one being the marriage of my Great
Aunt Syma Cymes to a Chaim Nysko Achramowicz on October 11,1904.

She also found the birth record of Chaim which she sent me, written
in Cyrillic. Her translation indicates that he was born on Feb 15,
1886 but on the JRI Poland site it indicates he was born in 1898
akt #8. All of the information is the same as the certificate she
translated. >from what she sent me he was born on Feb 15, 1886 but
the birth wasn't registered until January 24, 1898 AKT #8.

It seems strange to me that the births (he also had a twin sister
according to the JRI-Poland site) were not registered until 2
years later. Was this customary? This seems very strange to me.
I thought she had sent me a bogus record but her translation gives
Chaim's father as the same name as on JRIPOLAND.

Any answers?
Meryl Rizzotti
Researching CYMES, SLUCKI, ACHRAMOWICZ, LEIBOWITZ, KSHEVIN (AKA LEVIN)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the search results >from the JRI-Poland database,
the year given is the year of registration. This can reflect a
registration delayed >from a few days to a dozen years or more. Delayed
registration, especially of births, was not uncommon.


JRI Poland #Poland Birth Records #poland

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

I hired a researcher to look up my Grandfather's family in Lomza.
She came up with lots of things: one being the marriage of my Great
Aunt Syma Cymes to a Chaim Nysko Achramowicz on October 11,1904.

She also found the birth record of Chaim which she sent me, written
in Cyrillic. Her translation indicates that he was born on Feb 15,
1886 but on the JRI Poland site it indicates he was born in 1898
akt #8. All of the information is the same as the certificate she
translated. >from what she sent me he was born on Feb 15, 1886 but
the birth wasn't registered until January 24, 1898 AKT #8.

It seems strange to me that the births (he also had a twin sister
according to the JRI-Poland site) were not registered until 2
years later. Was this customary? This seems very strange to me.
I thought she had sent me a bogus record but her translation gives
Chaim's father as the same name as on JRIPOLAND.

Any answers?
Meryl Rizzotti
Researching CYMES, SLUCKI, ACHRAMOWICZ, LEIBOWITZ, KSHEVIN (AKA LEVIN)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the search results >from the JRI-Poland database,
the year given is the year of registration. This can reflect a
registration delayed >from a few days to a dozen years or more. Delayed
registration, especially of births, was not uncommon.


Polish translation help - ZEJBURSKI from Lomza #poland

TaxTroll@...
 

I need some help with the translation of several Polish birth records
from Lomza. There are 5 birth records between 1833-1865. The first one
has some notes in the left margin that don't appear on the other
records.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12913
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12914
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12915
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12916
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12917

Thanks for your help.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Polish translation help - ZEJBURSKI from Lomza #poland

TaxTroll@...
 

I need some help with the translation of several Polish birth records
from Lomza. There are 5 birth records between 1833-1865. The first one
has some notes in the left margin that don't appear on the other
records.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12913
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12914
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12915
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12916
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12917

Thanks for your help.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.