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Re: Snipiskes, Vilnius question #lithuania

SoniaHoff1@...
 

In response to the following message posted May 7th:
<< Does anyone have information about the shtetl of Shnipashock which was on
the outskirts of Vilna and ultimately absorbed by Vilna?
Any clues for searching this town would be appreciated, also.

Thanks,
MARJORIE SHORT
BOSTON, MA >>

Snipiskes is part of Vilnius today, but it was a separate Jewish Community
previously. There are many records available at the State Historical Archives
in Vilnius. Our cousin's husband's family came >from Snipiskes and asked me to
help with research there. While in Vilnius, I asked Regina Kopilevich to take
me there, which only involves a short walk across the Neris River. Part of
the old town where the major synagogue was located has been replaced by
modern buildings. The main business street of Snipiskes is Kalvariu St.,
which has several buildings dating >from around 1900. There is a fascinating
section with old wooden houses and unpaved narrow streets, no indoor
plumbing, which seems more like the 19th century than other smaller towns I
have seen in Lithuania. I was very surprised to find this kind of area right
in the city. Later, the archives located a map and other information for our
cousin of the building they owned there, and many vital records. Contact me
privately if you would like to see my photos of this area, etc.

Sonia Hoffman
Los Angeles


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Snipiskes, Vilnius question #lithuania

SoniaHoff1@...
 

In response to the following message posted May 7th:
<< Does anyone have information about the shtetl of Shnipashock which was on
the outskirts of Vilna and ultimately absorbed by Vilna?
Any clues for searching this town would be appreciated, also.

Thanks,
MARJORIE SHORT
BOSTON, MA >>

Snipiskes is part of Vilnius today, but it was a separate Jewish Community
previously. There are many records available at the State Historical Archives
in Vilnius. Our cousin's husband's family came >from Snipiskes and asked me to
help with research there. While in Vilnius, I asked Regina Kopilevich to take
me there, which only involves a short walk across the Neris River. Part of
the old town where the major synagogue was located has been replaced by
modern buildings. The main business street of Snipiskes is Kalvariu St.,
which has several buildings dating >from around 1900. There is a fascinating
section with old wooden houses and unpaved narrow streets, no indoor
plumbing, which seems more like the 19th century than other smaller towns I
have seen in Lithuania. I was very surprised to find this kind of area right
in the city. Later, the archives located a map and other information for our
cousin of the building they owned there, and many vital records. Contact me
privately if you would like to see my photos of this area, etc.

Sonia Hoffman
Los Angeles


Re: Westerman, Weiner, Gutman #latvia

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear Sue and all others,

Regarding the messages some weeks ago about Sue's Westerman-ancestors from
Latvia I can perhaps give some additional information on eventual relatives
of hers in Sweden. I have records on a woman named Annie GISSIN and her
descendants. She was born in 1913 in Libau as the daughter of Samuel GISSIN
and Sonja WESTERMANN!

I have no more information on her parents or eventual siblings, but I have
information on her descendants (which I can e-mail to you Sue). Maybe they
can tell you more about the Westermann-family!

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net

Researching:
GOLDBERG: Cesis, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia
KATSEV/KATZEFF/KATZOFF/KACEV: Cesis+Riga, Latvia; Parnu+Tartu+Tallinn,
Estonia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Westerman, Weiner, Gutman #latvia

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear Sue and all others,

Regarding the messages some weeks ago about Sue's Westerman-ancestors from
Latvia I can perhaps give some additional information on eventual relatives
of hers in Sweden. I have records on a woman named Annie GISSIN and her
descendants. She was born in 1913 in Libau as the daughter of Samuel GISSIN
and Sonja WESTERMANN!

I have no more information on her parents or eventual siblings, but I have
information on her descendants (which I can e-mail to you Sue). Maybe they
can tell you more about the Westermann-family!

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net

Researching:
GOLDBERG: Cesis, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia
KATSEV/KATZEFF/KATZOFF/KACEV: Cesis+Riga, Latvia; Parnu+Tartu+Tallinn,
Estonia


Copies of local papers #general

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

To those of you looking for holdings of local papers that are no longer
published: contact the central library of the locality in question and
ask the reference librarians there. If that library doesn't hold that
paper, they can probably tell you what library in the vicinity has the
best collection of local material of that kind.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Copies of local papers #general

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

To those of you looking for holdings of local papers that are no longer
published: contact the central library of the locality in question and
ask the reference librarians there. If that library doesn't hold that
paper, they can probably tell you what library in the vicinity has the
best collection of local material of that kind.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI
USA


BERMAN Family Immigration Question #general

L. <sscarlett30@...>
 

According to a 1930 census my great grandfather and mother arrived in
the US in 1899. Their names are George and Katie BERMAN. I am trying
to find out the ship that they arrived on , therefore I can learn the
town they were from. My grandfather always said that they were
Lithuanian. I am 90% sure that that is true, but who can say exactly,
since everyone is dead now. Could anyone help me please? Any
information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Lara Clark
Houston, Texas

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BERMAN Family Immigration Question #general

L. <sscarlett30@...>
 

According to a 1930 census my great grandfather and mother arrived in
the US in 1899. Their names are George and Katie BERMAN. I am trying
to find out the ship that they arrived on , therefore I can learn the
town they were from. My grandfather always said that they were
Lithuanian. I am 90% sure that that is true, but who can say exactly,
since everyone is dead now. Could anyone help me please? Any
information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Lara Clark
Houston, Texas

MODERATOR NOTE: It may be helpful to consult the JewishGen FAQ on
Passenger Lists at http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html#Passenger
as well as the JewishGen InfoFiles on immigration, at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Immigration


Research Trip to Krakow/Tarnow #galicia

Rusty Wilson <rusty.wilson@...>
 

I'm planning a research trip to Poland in early August. The specific
cities/towns I'll be visiting are:

Krakow
Tarnow
Dabrowa (Dombrowa)
Wulka Gradska
Gorlyce
Zabno

I'd be interested to hear experiences others have had on similar trips,
and any advice that might make my trip more efficient and enjoyable.
Specifically:

1. Record locations - I'll be looking for birth, marriage, death and
other standard records in the local town archives as well as the archives
in Krakow and Tarnow. I also plan to visit local cemetaries. Are there
other information repositories that people have found useful?

2. Access - This will be early August. I'll check to confirm that the
archives are not closed for summer vacations - but if they are open, are
they likely to be understaffed?

3. Guides - While I will have access to a friend in Poland for some
translation help, I expect to also hire a guide. Has anyone used a guide
in this area of Poland and have references/recommendations?

4. Krakow and Tarnow Archives - Has anyone visited these archives
recently, and is there any specific information that would be useful
during my visit:
-specific staffmembers who are particularly helpful;
-staffmembers who speak English (I unfortunately speak no Polish);
-particular times to visit;
-unexpected sources of information at the archives

5. Information re: other areas in Poland - Another branch of my tree
migrated >from Lithuania through Poland, spending some time in Warsaw. Are
the Krakow archives likely to have significant documentation >from Warsaw
and other parts of Poland?

6. Anything else you wish you had known before your trip?

Thank you in advance.

Rusty Wilson

Researching:
NAGOSHINER
GOLDSTEIN
WILKORISKY
PORT
SHAPIRO
KRASNY
BABCZUK


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Research Trip to Krakow/Tarnow #galicia

Rusty Wilson <rusty.wilson@...>
 

I'm planning a research trip to Poland in early August. The specific
cities/towns I'll be visiting are:

Krakow
Tarnow
Dabrowa (Dombrowa)
Wulka Gradska
Gorlyce
Zabno

I'd be interested to hear experiences others have had on similar trips,
and any advice that might make my trip more efficient and enjoyable.
Specifically:

1. Record locations - I'll be looking for birth, marriage, death and
other standard records in the local town archives as well as the archives
in Krakow and Tarnow. I also plan to visit local cemetaries. Are there
other information repositories that people have found useful?

2. Access - This will be early August. I'll check to confirm that the
archives are not closed for summer vacations - but if they are open, are
they likely to be understaffed?

3. Guides - While I will have access to a friend in Poland for some
translation help, I expect to also hire a guide. Has anyone used a guide
in this area of Poland and have references/recommendations?

4. Krakow and Tarnow Archives - Has anyone visited these archives
recently, and is there any specific information that would be useful
during my visit:
-specific staffmembers who are particularly helpful;
-staffmembers who speak English (I unfortunately speak no Polish);
-particular times to visit;
-unexpected sources of information at the archives

5. Information re: other areas in Poland - Another branch of my tree
migrated >from Lithuania through Poland, spending some time in Warsaw. Are
the Krakow archives likely to have significant documentation >from Warsaw
and other parts of Poland?

6. Anything else you wish you had known before your trip?

Thank you in advance.

Rusty Wilson

Researching:
NAGOSHINER
GOLDSTEIN
WILKORISKY
PORT
SHAPIRO
KRASNY
BABCZUK


Re: Geographic locale #ukraine

Alan Shuchat <ashuchat@...>
 

Probably Varshavskaya guberniya (Warsaw province) of the Russian Empire.

Subject: Geographic locale
From: William Gordon <williamgordon99@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 12:21:29 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 3

Fellow SIGers-
I'm not sure if this is the right site to post this request
for help; if it isn't, somebody please tell me which is.
My wife's grandmother's Petition states that her husband
was born in Warsaw, Vayshavskya (not sure of spelling as
reproduction of petition is poor), Russia. What is Vay...?
He was born in 1866, so I believe that Warsaw at that time
was a part of Russia.
Researching SHNIDERSON
Willliam Gordon
Albuquerque, NM
--
Alan Shuchat
ashuchat@wellesley.edu
Newton, Mass.

Researching:
SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye)
KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets)
BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Help with Surname Etymology #ukraine

Sarah Gibb <sarahgibb@...>
 

Greetings,
I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure out if the surname ZAPOLANSKY is
associated with Poland, or any other particular place (like a river or a
village). I have looked for this family name in various databases of Jewish
surnames and have not found it. My ggf Mottel ZAPOLANSKY was born in
Kremenchug and lived in Iekaterinoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk). His American
citizenship papers indicate that at one time he wanted to change his last
name to "ZAPPOLAND," which made me wonder about whether or not the name is
connected to Poland. After experimenting with several forms of the name, he
and the family eventually changed it to PAULIN. Fortunately, knowledge of
the original name has been preserved in the family. Perhaps it will lead to
clues about origins. Any help would be appreciated.
--
Sarah Gibb
Cambridge, MA
sarahgibb@earthlink.net
***
Researching
ZAPOLANSKY and PLINER (Kremenchug & Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine)
GLASSMAN (Ciechanow, Poland)
LONDON (Ukraine)
***


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Geographic locale #ukraine

Alan Shuchat <ashuchat@...>
 

Probably Varshavskaya guberniya (Warsaw province) of the Russian Empire.

Subject: Geographic locale
From: William Gordon <williamgordon99@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 12:21:29 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 3

Fellow SIGers-
I'm not sure if this is the right site to post this request
for help; if it isn't, somebody please tell me which is.
My wife's grandmother's Petition states that her husband
was born in Warsaw, Vayshavskya (not sure of spelling as
reproduction of petition is poor), Russia. What is Vay...?
He was born in 1866, so I believe that Warsaw at that time
was a part of Russia.
Researching SHNIDERSON
Willliam Gordon
Albuquerque, NM
--
Alan Shuchat
ashuchat@wellesley.edu
Newton, Mass.

Researching:
SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye)
KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets)
BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Help with Surname Etymology #ukraine

Sarah Gibb <sarahgibb@...>
 

Greetings,
I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure out if the surname ZAPOLANSKY is
associated with Poland, or any other particular place (like a river or a
village). I have looked for this family name in various databases of Jewish
surnames and have not found it. My ggf Mottel ZAPOLANSKY was born in
Kremenchug and lived in Iekaterinoslav (now Dnepropetrovsk). His American
citizenship papers indicate that at one time he wanted to change his last
name to "ZAPPOLAND," which made me wonder about whether or not the name is
connected to Poland. After experimenting with several forms of the name, he
and the family eventually changed it to PAULIN. Fortunately, knowledge of
the original name has been preserved in the family. Perhaps it will lead to
clues about origins. Any help would be appreciated.
--
Sarah Gibb
Cambridge, MA
sarahgibb@earthlink.net
***
Researching
ZAPOLANSKY and PLINER (Kremenchug & Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine)
GLASSMAN (Ciechanow, Poland)
LONDON (Ukraine)
***


Re: The Jewish Colonial Trust Ltd. #galicia

Drexler <asleuth@...>
 

I found a name that was the same as my paternal great grandfather. It was
listed twice. Now I will wait to see if it really was his listing and not
someone with the same name.
Anita Drexler
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Searching: MODEL and BERLIN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shelley K. Pollero" <rkpollero@comcast.net>
Professor Jerry Esterson sent this message to us because The Jewish
Colonial
Trust Ltd. web site may contain information of interest to Galicia
researchers. Let us know what you find for your Galician families/towns.
Please respond to the Galicia SIG list. I have no further information.

Shelley


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: The Jewish Colonial Trust Ltd. #galicia

Drexler <asleuth@...>
 

I found a name that was the same as my paternal great grandfather. It was
listed twice. Now I will wait to see if it really was his listing and not
someone with the same name.
Anita Drexler
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Searching: MODEL and BERLIN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shelley K. Pollero" <rkpollero@comcast.net>
Professor Jerry Esterson sent this message to us because The Jewish
Colonial
Trust Ltd. web site may contain information of interest to Galicia
researchers. Let us know what you find for your Galician families/towns.
Please respond to the Galicia SIG list. I have no further information.

Shelley


Memoirs posted, Jack BECKER of Chotin and Sadgura #general

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

Dear Friends:

I have just posted a new set of memoirs on the Sadgura ShtetLinks web site
recalling life in Sadagora (Bukovina) and Chotin (Ukraine) in the early
1900s. Jack (Yankel) BECKER tells the story of his early years in this
1974 oral history / interview with his daughter, Elizabeth. I thank
Elizabeth Becker Cooksey of Georgia (USA) for sharing her father's
reminiscences with us.

You can link to the site via the Sadgura ShtetLinks web page (address in
the sig file below) or by going directly to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/sadgura/jackbecker/becker.html

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
--
Radautz: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radauti/radautz.html
Sadgura: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/sadgura/sadgura.html
Researching: REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
SCHACHTER, BRUCKER/BRUKER, HALPERN, HELLMANN, KURTZ - Radauti and
Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine SCHACHTER, HELLMANN - Okup, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Memoirs posted, Jack BECKER of Chotin and Sadgura #general

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

Dear Friends:

I have just posted a new set of memoirs on the Sadgura ShtetLinks web site
recalling life in Sadagora (Bukovina) and Chotin (Ukraine) in the early
1900s. Jack (Yankel) BECKER tells the story of his early years in this
1974 oral history / interview with his daughter, Elizabeth. I thank
Elizabeth Becker Cooksey of Georgia (USA) for sharing her father's
reminiscences with us.

You can link to the site via the Sadgura ShtetLinks web page (address in
the sig file below) or by going directly to:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/sadgura/jackbecker/becker.html

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
--
Radautz: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/radauti/radautz.html
Sadgura: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/sadgura/sadgura.html
Researching: REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
SCHACHTER, BRUCKER/BRUKER, HALPERN, HELLMANN, KURTZ - Radauti and
Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine SCHACHTER, HELLMANN - Okup, Ukraine


Re: Ethnic newspapers in Chicago #general

Barry Finkel <b19141@...>
 

Are any jewgenners aware of Polish, Russian or Jewish newspapers
published in early 20th century Chicago? I am trying to locate an
obituary which doesn't show up elsewhere.
The Yiddish "Forward" was published in Chicago in the early 20th century.
One of my mother's uncles wrote for the paper. I have no idea where
copies may be located.

--Barry Finkel


Canton, Mass Obituary needed - Jul 2002 #general

Elynn Boss <bossgen@...>
 

I just found out that my cousin Evelyn DANOVITCH died in July of 2002.
I am wondering if someone >from that area would be willing to try to
find her obituary. She was a very prominent citizen in Canton,
Massachusetts.

Thanks very much.

Elynn Boss
bossgen@ev1.net

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