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Searching for BEZUMNY descendents #general

hymiereich
 

I am searching for the descendents of two sisters who came to New York from
the area around Uman in the Ukraine in about 1905-1910.

Their given names were Sima & Rochel. The only other facts that I know is
that the maiden name of their mother was Golda BEZUMNY, that she froze to
death and that their father's name was Gavriel.

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa, Ontario
reichstein@magma.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Please put only family names you are searching in ALL CAPS.
Use normal upper- and lower-case for given names and place names.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for BEZUMNY descendents #general

hymiereich
 

I am searching for the descendents of two sisters who came to New York from
the area around Uman in the Ukraine in about 1905-1910.

Their given names were Sima & Rochel. The only other facts that I know is
that the maiden name of their mother was Golda BEZUMNY, that she froze to
death and that their father's name was Gavriel.

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa, Ontario
reichstein@magma.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Please put only family names you are searching in ALL CAPS.
Use normal upper- and lower-case for given names and place names.


Ancestry.ca Offering Free Access to Canadian Military Records Through April 9 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

To commemorate the 96th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge, Ancestry.ca
is offering free access through April 9 midnight EDT to the following
collections: Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918 go to:
http://tinyurl.com/ccjkfgp
Original url:

http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1086&o_xid=54319&o_lid=54319&o_sch=Email
and the Canada, Military Honours and Awards Citation Cards, 1900-1961 go
to: http://tinyurl.com/d6k3bw2
original url:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=2471&o_xid=54319&o_lid=54319&o_sch=Email
This commemorates WWI and the military honor and award citation cards by
providing over 600,000 military records.

You must register with your name and email address and Ancestry.ca will send
you a username and password. Go to: http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/ca/vimyridge
to access the free access. If you click on other records that are not in the
free offering you will be reminded that the records are only available with
a paid membership.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this only for those
who may be interested in Canadian military records.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry.ca Offering Free Access to Canadian Military Records Through April 9 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

To commemorate the 96th anniversary of The Battle of Vimy Ridge, Ancestry.ca
is offering free access through April 9 midnight EDT to the following
collections: Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918 go to:
http://tinyurl.com/ccjkfgp
Original url:

http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1086&o_xid=54319&o_lid=54319&o_sch=Email
and the Canada, Military Honours and Awards Citation Cards, 1900-1961 go
to: http://tinyurl.com/d6k3bw2
original url:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=2471&o_xid=54319&o_lid=54319&o_sch=Email
This commemorates WWI and the military honor and award citation cards by
providing over 600,000 military records.

You must register with your name and email address and Ancestry.ca will send
you a username and password. Go to: http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/ca/vimyridge
to access the free access. If you click on other records that are not in the
free offering you will be reminded that the records are only available with
a paid membership.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this only for those
who may be interested in Canadian military records.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


"No Place on Earth" - Korolowka Story on ABC news #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

With Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) approaching this weekend,
here's a story worth revisiting.

Over the years you may have heard the remarkable saga of the Jewish
families (38 men, women and children), including >from Korolowka
(Galicia/Poland/Ukraine) who survived living underground for a year
and a half. Yesterday, ABC news posted a story, covered with Diane
Story about the new documentary, "No Place on Earth," which recounts
their ordeal and is starting to make the rounds of Jewish film
festivals.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/family-escaped-holocaust-cave/story?id=18882407#.UV8Wr4KIUne
[or http://tinyurl.com/coafjx7 --Mod.]

What's most remarkable is that the filmmakers persuaded many of the
original cave residents, including two Stermer brothers, Saul and Sam
-- now age 92 and 86 -- to return to the caves to recall, first-hand,
what life was like during those dark times. Ironically, they describe
living beneath the earth as "paradise," because they were "free men"
while there. They also describe the courage of their mother, Esther,
who was determined to have her family survive the Shoah. Korolowka was
officially declared judenfrei -- "free of Jews" -- in the summer of
1942, and the Germans stepped up their efforts to eliminate the Jewish
population. As Esther later recalled: "Our family in particular
would not let the Germans have their way easily. We had vigor,
ingenuity, and determination to survive.... But where can we survive?
Clearly, there was no place on Earth for us." This is where the
filmmakers drew their inspirational title from.

Chris Nicola, the American spelunker -- a 20-year veteran of major
cave systems in the U.S. and Mexico -- who discovered the cave and the
remnants of Jewish life there and then, using Jewish genealogical
searching techniques including JewishGen and JRI-Poland databases,
tracked down the families, is responsible for bringing their story to
life. The 38 survivors now have more than 125 children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Chris has spoken passionately
about his work at the 2010 IAJGS conference, Gesher Galicia meeting in
New York and at the Museum of Tolerance, along with many other venues.

More info can also be found here about his work, with links to the
documentary's website:

http://priestgrotto.com/

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "No Place on Earth" - Korolowka Story on ABC news #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

With Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) approaching this weekend,
here's a story worth revisiting.

Over the years you may have heard the remarkable saga of the Jewish
families (38 men, women and children), including >from Korolowka
(Galicia/Poland/Ukraine) who survived living underground for a year
and a half. Yesterday, ABC news posted a story, covered with Diane
Story about the new documentary, "No Place on Earth," which recounts
their ordeal and is starting to make the rounds of Jewish film
festivals.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/family-escaped-holocaust-cave/story?id=18882407#.UV8Wr4KIUne
[or http://tinyurl.com/coafjx7 --Mod.]

What's most remarkable is that the filmmakers persuaded many of the
original cave residents, including two Stermer brothers, Saul and Sam
-- now age 92 and 86 -- to return to the caves to recall, first-hand,
what life was like during those dark times. Ironically, they describe
living beneath the earth as "paradise," because they were "free men"
while there. They also describe the courage of their mother, Esther,
who was determined to have her family survive the Shoah. Korolowka was
officially declared judenfrei -- "free of Jews" -- in the summer of
1942, and the Germans stepped up their efforts to eliminate the Jewish
population. As Esther later recalled: "Our family in particular
would not let the Germans have their way easily. We had vigor,
ingenuity, and determination to survive.... But where can we survive?
Clearly, there was no place on Earth for us." This is where the
filmmakers drew their inspirational title from.

Chris Nicola, the American spelunker -- a 20-year veteran of major
cave systems in the U.S. and Mexico -- who discovered the cave and the
remnants of Jewish life there and then, using Jewish genealogical
searching techniques including JewishGen and JRI-Poland databases,
tracked down the families, is responsible for bringing their story to
life. The 38 survivors now have more than 125 children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Chris has spoken passionately
about his work at the 2010 IAJGS conference, Gesher Galicia meeting in
New York and at the Museum of Tolerance, along with many other venues.

More info can also be found here about his work, with links to the
documentary's website:

http://priestgrotto.com/

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Ryasno (Dribin) , Mogilev: List of Holocaust Victims #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

The list is based on documents >from the Central Archives of the
Ministry of Defense (N140/MAR/110, Foundation 49th Army, inventory
9733, case 120, sheet 46 ACT.) (Unfortunately, I don't have the
link to the source >from which I gathered the information).

About 490 Jews were murdered by the Nazis in a mass execution by
firing squad on March 3, 1942.

The following are the last names of some of the victims:

AINBINDER, BASIN, BELENKY, BIEHAR, GILMAN, GORBATOVSKAYA, GORLACHEV,
a family (possibly the Gorlachev family--) with the names: "Michael,
Nahum, Nohem, Nuhem, wife + 3 others, Rebecca, Seema, Tane, Hai,
Khaye, Shleyme", GORLACHIK, GUREVICH, DOBKIN, DRAGUN, ZEVELEV, KAGAN,
KREYDEL, LIPOVICH, MALKIN, MARIN/MERIN, MEROVICH, MERHASIN/MERKHASIN,
MELAMED, MONASHEVSKAYA, OSIR/OSHIRO, PEVZNER, RABINOVICH/RABINOWITZ,
RABSKAYA, RIVKIN, SAGALOV, SORIN, TERFUS, TRUCHIKHIN, KHAYKIN,
CHAUSER/CHAUCER, CHERNYAK, SHEYNIN, SHETEYMETS, SCHNEIDERMAN,
SHULMAN, SHUMAN/SHUMANN. There are some first names, DOB/ages, and
number of family members killed, associated with the last names,
as well.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida
YUDIN (Sharkovshchina), REICHMAN (Warsaw), LEVINE/LURIA (Lodz),
TAUFIELD, UNTERBERGER (Krakow/Galicia), KAPELNER, SCHUTZ
(Krakow/Galicia/Ulanow), REGENT (Krakow/Galicia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ryasno (Dribin) , Mogilev: List of Holocaust Victims #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

The list is based on documents >from the Central Archives of the
Ministry of Defense (N140/MAR/110, Foundation 49th Army, inventory
9733, case 120, sheet 46 ACT.) (Unfortunately, I don't have the
link to the source >from which I gathered the information).

About 490 Jews were murdered by the Nazis in a mass execution by
firing squad on March 3, 1942.

The following are the last names of some of the victims:

AINBINDER, BASIN, BELENKY, BIEHAR, GILMAN, GORBATOVSKAYA, GORLACHEV,
a family (possibly the Gorlachev family--) with the names: "Michael,
Nahum, Nohem, Nuhem, wife + 3 others, Rebecca, Seema, Tane, Hai,
Khaye, Shleyme", GORLACHIK, GUREVICH, DOBKIN, DRAGUN, ZEVELEV, KAGAN,
KREYDEL, LIPOVICH, MALKIN, MARIN/MERIN, MEROVICH, MERHASIN/MERKHASIN,
MELAMED, MONASHEVSKAYA, OSIR/OSHIRO, PEVZNER, RABINOVICH/RABINOWITZ,
RABSKAYA, RIVKIN, SAGALOV, SORIN, TERFUS, TRUCHIKHIN, KHAYKIN,
CHAUSER/CHAUCER, CHERNYAK, SHEYNIN, SHETEYMETS, SCHNEIDERMAN,
SHULMAN, SHUMAN/SHUMANN. There are some first names, DOB/ages, and
number of family members killed, associated with the last names,
as well.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida
YUDIN (Sharkovshchina), REICHMAN (Warsaw), LEVINE/LURIA (Lodz),
TAUFIELD, UNTERBERGER (Krakow/Galicia), KAPELNER, SCHUTZ
(Krakow/Galicia/Ulanow), REGENT (Krakow/Galicia)


Re: Photo Taking prohibited at Evergreen Cemetery Tucson AZ #general

Harvey Kabaker
 

I wonder whether this policy would survive a court challenge. A
gravestone is a public declaration, seems to me.

This reinforces one of my basic policies: If you think you might not
like the answer to a policy question, don't ask it.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva; KABAKER, OKUN,
BERLUNSKY in Seirijai; WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.

From: lrl<biaxial@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:48:49 -0700

I wanted to start a project to document the headstones in the several
Jewish sections of Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson. I asked the cemetery
about their policy for photo taking and received the following reply:
The policy for taking photographs of headstones anywhere within the
cemetery is prohibited. In the past, families have expressed concern of
people taking photos of headstones due to privacy issues, therefore,
Evergreen had to create the policy.

Is this policy common in other cities around the U.S.?

Lee Levin, Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photo Taking prohibited at Evergreen Cemetery Tucson AZ #general

Harvey Kabaker
 

I wonder whether this policy would survive a court challenge. A
gravestone is a public declaration, seems to me.

This reinforces one of my basic policies: If you think you might not
like the answer to a policy question, don't ask it.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva; KABAKER, OKUN,
BERLUNSKY in Seirijai; WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.

From: lrl<biaxial@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:48:49 -0700

I wanted to start a project to document the headstones in the several
Jewish sections of Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson. I asked the cemetery
about their policy for photo taking and received the following reply:
The policy for taking photographs of headstones anywhere within the
cemetery is prohibited. In the past, families have expressed concern of
people taking photos of headstones due to privacy issues, therefore,
Evergreen had to create the policy.

Is this policy common in other cities around the U.S.?

Lee Levin, Tucson, AZ


Searching for a town 'Barnaoo' #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am interested in finding a town that
is or used to be known as 'Barnaoo' (I don't know the spelling,
but this is how it was pronounced by someone who came
from Kishinev (1996).
However, it does not seem to be located in today's Moldova
and could actually be anywhere in the Pale of Settlement.

Can anyone help me find the correct name and location?
This would be most helpful for a friend who is desperately
trying to find her family with pre-Holocaust information.

Many thanks.

Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for a town 'Barnaoo' #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am interested in finding a town that
is or used to be known as 'Barnaoo' (I don't know the spelling,
but this is how it was pronounced by someone who came
from Kishinev (1996).
However, it does not seem to be located in today's Moldova
and could actually be anywhere in the Pale of Settlement.

Can anyone help me find the correct name and location?
This would be most helpful for a friend who is desperately
trying to find her family with pre-Holocaust information.

Many thanks.

Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@videotron.ca


Re: Long Island Genner--Oceanside Garden Sanatorium #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Clorissa Young Gioscia wrote on 05 apr 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

My name is clorissa young and my mother was a patient at the
Oceanside garden sanatorium. I too am trying to get more
information. I know that the Dr's laufer who lived in Rockville
Center owned the hospital. Not sure what happened to them.
Please contact me at cgioscia@gmail.com if you find anything
out. Thank you Clorissa Young Gioscia
You responded to a posting in this NG >from 12 years ago.

Try Googling for "Oceanside Gardens Sanitarium"
at Oceanside, Nassau, N.Y.

However if you realy want answers in this NG,
give the names of your mother end the all dates you can find.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Long Island Genner--Oceanside Garden Sanatorium #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Clorissa Young Gioscia wrote on 05 apr 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

My name is clorissa young and my mother was a patient at the
Oceanside garden sanatorium. I too am trying to get more
information. I know that the Dr's laufer who lived in Rockville
Center owned the hospital. Not sure what happened to them.
Please contact me at cgioscia@gmail.com if you find anything
out. Thank you Clorissa Young Gioscia
You responded to a posting in this NG >from 12 years ago.

Try Googling for "Oceanside Gardens Sanitarium"
at Oceanside, Nassau, N.Y.

However if you realy want answers in this NG,
give the names of your mother end the all dates you can find.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


1873/ 1874/1875 Riga Birth records and The Riga Census translation part 16 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Subject: 1873/ 1874/1875 Riga Birth records,
http://usdine.free.fr/rigarecordsandcensus.html

and The Riga Census translation part 16
http://usdine.free.fr/rigacensuscontents.html

Best
Christine Usdin


Latvia SIG #Latvia 1873/ 1874/1875 Riga Birth records and The Riga Census translation part 16 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Subject: 1873/ 1874/1875 Riga Birth records,
http://usdine.free.fr/rigarecordsandcensus.html

and The Riga Census translation part 16
http://usdine.free.fr/rigacensuscontents.html

Best
Christine Usdin


Note of Introduction #latvia

Victor Weisskopf
 

Hi Latvia-Siggers, I'm writing to introduce myself as a new member,
Vic WEISSKOPF, J-G Research 120906.

Have been doing family history research for nearly thirty years and
consider myself an advanced computer user.

Our link to Latvia is through Kurland: my great grandfather, William
LAZARUS and his wife Ellena LEVINSON MYAR LAZARUS arrived in Camden,
Arkansas (in the southeastern part of that state) in 1858 or '59, and
in time for the Federal Census of 1860. Several other LAZARUS
individuals took up residence there, too, as well as members of the
MYAR family who were related through blood and marriage.

William's first son was my grandfather Cyrus LAZARUS, who was born in
Goldingen, Kurland, and a toddler on arrival in the USA. After Ellena's
death, William LAZARUS remarried Hannah BRAUNSTEIN and had two more
children, Emma and Joseph William LAZARUS. Cyrus LAZARUS lived between
1869 and 1874 in the New Orleans Widows' & Orphans Home.

William LAZARUS died and was buried in St. Louis, MO in 1874, but
there's no indication as to why he was there or not brought back to
Arkansas.

I have established memorial pages for many of these individuals on
Findagrave(dot)com.

Would like to hear >from anyone regarding the above families, locations,
and Kurland in general.

Victor C WEISSKOPF Skokie, IL

Researching: WEISSKOPF, BIBO, LAZARUS, MYAR, MARX, KOBER, KOHNER, BAYER
in Germany, Bohemia, Kurland, and USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia Note of Introduction #latvia

Victor Weisskopf
 

Hi Latvia-Siggers, I'm writing to introduce myself as a new member,
Vic WEISSKOPF, J-G Research 120906.

Have been doing family history research for nearly thirty years and
consider myself an advanced computer user.

Our link to Latvia is through Kurland: my great grandfather, William
LAZARUS and his wife Ellena LEVINSON MYAR LAZARUS arrived in Camden,
Arkansas (in the southeastern part of that state) in 1858 or '59, and
in time for the Federal Census of 1860. Several other LAZARUS
individuals took up residence there, too, as well as members of the
MYAR family who were related through blood and marriage.

William's first son was my grandfather Cyrus LAZARUS, who was born in
Goldingen, Kurland, and a toddler on arrival in the USA. After Ellena's
death, William LAZARUS remarried Hannah BRAUNSTEIN and had two more
children, Emma and Joseph William LAZARUS. Cyrus LAZARUS lived between
1869 and 1874 in the New Orleans Widows' & Orphans Home.

William LAZARUS died and was buried in St. Louis, MO in 1874, but
there's no indication as to why he was there or not brought back to
Arkansas.

I have established memorial pages for many of these individuals on
Findagrave(dot)com.

Would like to hear >from anyone regarding the above families, locations,
and Kurland in general.

Victor C WEISSKOPF Skokie, IL

Researching: WEISSKOPF, BIBO, LAZARUS, MYAR, MARX, KOBER, KOHNER, BAYER
in Germany, Bohemia, Kurland, and USA


Re: SOLOVEITCHIK family #dna

jeffwexler@...
 

Diane--

Thanks for your e-mail.

On the Yahoo Groups website for R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites, we have
posted a memorandum that discusses the Khazarian hypothesis, along
with other hypotheses concerning the potential origin of R1a1a
Ashkenazi Levites.

Additional Y-DNA testing, including specialized SNP testing, of
various populations may help identify the populations that are most
closely related to R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites, which should shed light
upon the identity of the R1a1a Ashkenazi Levite progenitor who lived
about 1,300 years ago.

I don't believe that there is a Y-DNA haplogroup, other than R1a1a,
that is shared by a large proportion of Levites.

Jeff Wexler
Los Angeles

* * *

It is speculation that the one common ancestor for this group is
King Bulan of Khazaria who converted to Judaism c. 750 AD and had
Many sons which had many sons and that is possibly why there is
Such a large Levite group separate >from the traditional Levite group.

Check with Bennett Greenspan of Family Tree DNA to learn more.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


DNA Research #DNA RE: SOLOVEITCHIK family #dna

jeffwexler@...
 

Diane--

Thanks for your e-mail.

On the Yahoo Groups website for R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites, we have
posted a memorandum that discusses the Khazarian hypothesis, along
with other hypotheses concerning the potential origin of R1a1a
Ashkenazi Levites.

Additional Y-DNA testing, including specialized SNP testing, of
various populations may help identify the populations that are most
closely related to R1a1a Ashkenazi Levites, which should shed light
upon the identity of the R1a1a Ashkenazi Levite progenitor who lived
about 1,300 years ago.

I don't believe that there is a Y-DNA haplogroup, other than R1a1a,
that is shared by a large proportion of Levites.

Jeff Wexler
Los Angeles

* * *

It is speculation that the one common ancestor for this group is
King Bulan of Khazaria who converted to Judaism c. 750 AD and had
Many sons which had many sons and that is possibly why there is
Such a large Levite group separate >from the traditional Levite group.

Check with Bennett Greenspan of Family Tree DNA to learn more.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

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