Date   

JGS Illinois Meeting Sunday, July 27, 2008 #general

Sandra Imyak <simyak@...>
 

Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008
Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie
Topic: Mining the National Archives presented by Ginger Frere, M.L.S.,
of Information Diggers

12:30-1:45 p.m. Library opens for research.
2:00 p.m. Program.

Sandy Imyak
Publicity Chairman
JGS Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Illinois Meeting Sunday, July 27, 2008 #general

Sandra Imyak <simyak@...>
 

Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008
Time: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie
Topic: Mining the National Archives presented by Ginger Frere, M.L.S.,
of Information Diggers

12:30-1:45 p.m. Library opens for research.
2:00 p.m. Program.

Sandy Imyak
Publicity Chairman
JGS Illinois


Re: BOOK CITE- visit to PFUNGSTADT town and Alsbach burial ground in Hesse #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>
 

When you visit the cemetery in Alsbach, be certain to ask to
purchase the fantastic book "der juedische Friedhof in
Alsbach an der Bergstrasse" by Hartmut Heinemann & Christa
Wiesner. It is written in German but does have an English
summary at the back. The cemetery was founded in 1616 and
still holds tombstones that date >from 1682 to the 1940s.

There is a huge foldout map of the cemetery in a back pocket
of this hardbound book. In addition, it contains a
translation of 2124 headstones in German and >from Hebrew
into German. A detailed history (in German) of the cemetery
and Jewish communities, community leaders is included. It
includes notations of cities where they lived, etc. The
headstones are indexed by their location in the cemetery.
This makes it easy to find them on site but requires going
through each citation in the book.

Several years ago I saw a huge number of the books in a
cupboard in the office. They were required to purchase a
large number of the production run and they still had a
large number of copies. A loose leaf binder with all the
information is in the office and it is a print out of the
contents of the book. I was able to find a number of family
members of my Heymann/Haimann/Chajim family >from the entries in the book.

It should be a very rewarding and productive visit for
researchers of the following communities:
Alsbach with Bickenbach, Haehnlein & Jugenheim
Auerbach with Schwanheim
Bensheim
Biblis
Buerstadt
Eberstadt
Gernsheim
Gross-Rohrheim
Heppenheim
Lorsch with Gross and Kleinhausen
Pfungstadt with Hahn and Eschollbruecken
Reichenbach with Elmshausen
Seeheim
Zwingenberg

Fran Loeb Luebke Brookfield, WI USA


German home office, anyone? #germany

Bea <blspabas@...>
 

Dear all,
As we know, in the UK if you want to try to get hold of passport and other
immigration documents of entry >from within the last 50 years only, you'd
write off to a particular branch of the UK Govt's Home Office.

Can anyone please email me offlist with the following information:

-Which German equivalent departmental Govt offices would be the one/s to
write to, to try to trace passport and other immigration documents of entry
from the last 50 years only, for those who were Jewish and originally
registered as Latvian citizens, who were emigrating from:
1 - Soviet-run Latvia 2 - the Soviet Union

Many thanks for any office name, address etc

B.Shiel (London) blspabas@btinternet.com


German SIG #Germany Re:BOOK CITE- visit to PFUNGSTADT town and Alsbach burial ground in Hesse #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>
 

When you visit the cemetery in Alsbach, be certain to ask to
purchase the fantastic book "der juedische Friedhof in
Alsbach an der Bergstrasse" by Hartmut Heinemann & Christa
Wiesner. It is written in German but does have an English
summary at the back. The cemetery was founded in 1616 and
still holds tombstones that date >from 1682 to the 1940s.

There is a huge foldout map of the cemetery in a back pocket
of this hardbound book. In addition, it contains a
translation of 2124 headstones in German and >from Hebrew
into German. A detailed history (in German) of the cemetery
and Jewish communities, community leaders is included. It
includes notations of cities where they lived, etc. The
headstones are indexed by their location in the cemetery.
This makes it easy to find them on site but requires going
through each citation in the book.

Several years ago I saw a huge number of the books in a
cupboard in the office. They were required to purchase a
large number of the production run and they still had a
large number of copies. A loose leaf binder with all the
information is in the office and it is a print out of the
contents of the book. I was able to find a number of family
members of my Heymann/Haimann/Chajim family >from the entries in the book.

It should be a very rewarding and productive visit for
researchers of the following communities:
Alsbach with Bickenbach, Haehnlein & Jugenheim
Auerbach with Schwanheim
Bensheim
Biblis
Buerstadt
Eberstadt
Gernsheim
Gross-Rohrheim
Heppenheim
Lorsch with Gross and Kleinhausen
Pfungstadt with Hahn and Eschollbruecken
Reichenbach with Elmshausen
Seeheim
Zwingenberg

Fran Loeb Luebke Brookfield, WI USA


German SIG #Germany German home office, anyone? #germany

Bea <blspabas@...>
 

Dear all,
As we know, in the UK if you want to try to get hold of passport and other
immigration documents of entry >from within the last 50 years only, you'd
write off to a particular branch of the UK Govt's Home Office.

Can anyone please email me offlist with the following information:

-Which German equivalent departmental Govt offices would be the one/s to
write to, to try to trace passport and other immigration documents of entry
from the last 50 years only, for those who were Jewish and originally
registered as Latvian citizens, who were emigrating from:
1 - Soviet-run Latvia 2 - the Soviet Union

Many thanks for any office name, address etc

B.Shiel (London) blspabas@btinternet.com


Re: KRIS Family #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear Sarah:

Search the JRI-Poland database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/jriplweb.htm

Two hints will make the search easier.

1. When entering the surname, enter as "[K]RIS" with the square brackets
around the "K", which forces only results that start in the letter "K."
And always use "sounds like" to capture spelling variations. KRIS could
also be KRYZ.

2. Set geographical region to Grodno Gubernia to capture only results for
Bialystok and nearby towns.

The names of your grandmother Sophia and her two sister, Faye and Jean,
are their "American" names. They most likely used Yiddish or Hebrew names
in Bialystok. Finding their graves and their matzevah inscriptions will
give you a better idea of their "Bialystok" given names and that of their
father. I think your great grandmother's matzevah inscription is probably
Chaya Lea, not Chaim Lev. You can search the JRI-Poland database for
"Chaya" and the given name of the father (without a surname). This given
name search may turn up some clues for you.

Good hunting.

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
Hello,
I need some help locating my maternal grandmother's (Sophia Kross
Kass) family. According to my mother they lived in Bialystok, she
believes in the actual city. She said when her mother came here the
last name sounded like Kris, but Sophia changed it to Kross. My mother
said Sophia's family was well off, that she believes there were 13
siblings, but not that many lived, and that her mother's father was a
Colonel in the Czar's army. Additionally, one of her mother's brothers
was a Rabbi.
Sophia came here approx. 1909 and then she brought over her two
sisters, Faye & Jean and their mother, Chaya Leah, came a few years
later. But their father & brother stayed because America wasn't
religious enough.
I am trying to find the original last name and what became of the
remaining family. ( I can't find my grandmother in Ellis Island, and she
did come through there). Their Hebrew names were Chaim Lev (at least
that's what is on my grandmother's headstone).
Any help would be appreciated.


Thank you in advance,

Shelah Feldman
St. Louis, MO


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: KRIS Family #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear Sarah:

Search the JRI-Poland database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/jriplweb.htm

Two hints will make the search easier.

1. When entering the surname, enter as "[K]RIS" with the square brackets
around the "K", which forces only results that start in the letter "K."
And always use "sounds like" to capture spelling variations. KRIS could
also be KRYZ.

2. Set geographical region to Grodno Gubernia to capture only results for
Bialystok and nearby towns.

The names of your grandmother Sophia and her two sister, Faye and Jean,
are their "American" names. They most likely used Yiddish or Hebrew names
in Bialystok. Finding their graves and their matzevah inscriptions will
give you a better idea of their "Bialystok" given names and that of their
father. I think your great grandmother's matzevah inscription is probably
Chaya Lea, not Chaim Lev. You can search the JRI-Poland database for
"Chaya" and the given name of the father (without a surname). This given
name search may turn up some clues for you.

Good hunting.

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
Hello,
I need some help locating my maternal grandmother's (Sophia Kross
Kass) family. According to my mother they lived in Bialystok, she
believes in the actual city. She said when her mother came here the
last name sounded like Kris, but Sophia changed it to Kross. My mother
said Sophia's family was well off, that she believes there were 13
siblings, but not that many lived, and that her mother's father was a
Colonel in the Czar's army. Additionally, one of her mother's brothers
was a Rabbi.
Sophia came here approx. 1909 and then she brought over her two
sisters, Faye & Jean and their mother, Chaya Leah, came a few years
later. But their father & brother stayed because America wasn't
religious enough.
I am trying to find the original last name and what became of the
remaining family. ( I can't find my grandmother in Ellis Island, and she
did come through there). Their Hebrew names were Chaim Lev (at least
that's what is on my grandmother's headstone).
Any help would be appreciated.


Thank you in advance,

Shelah Feldman
St. Louis, MO


Info Needed on Siemiatycze Street Address: Ulitza Polska 20 #poland

Sheldon Rabin
 

I am trying to track down any information possible on an address in
Siemiatycze, where my grandfather, Louis Sotnick, lived until emigrating
to the US and Brooklyn in 1912. The address is Ulitza Polska 20.

I've identified a few maps online that contain some street
designations, but they are mostly >from modern day Siemiatycze and contain
relatively little detail. Six months ago I wrote to the Siemiatycze city
government, asking for their help, at the least hoping they could advise
me in which section of the city this street exists, or existed a century
ago. So far, no reply.

I am at a dead end, and am asking Bialygeners if they have some info
on the address, or perhaps can point me in the right direction.

Thanks,

Sheldon Rabin
Aurora, Illinois
sheldonrabin@yahoo.com

Siemiatycze: Sotnick
Rozwadow: Rebensaft


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Info Needed on Siemiatycze Street Address: Ulitza Polska 20 #poland

Sheldon Rabin
 

I am trying to track down any information possible on an address in
Siemiatycze, where my grandfather, Louis Sotnick, lived until emigrating
to the US and Brooklyn in 1912. The address is Ulitza Polska 20.

I've identified a few maps online that contain some street
designations, but they are mostly >from modern day Siemiatycze and contain
relatively little detail. Six months ago I wrote to the Siemiatycze city
government, asking for their help, at the least hoping they could advise
me in which section of the city this street exists, or existed a century
ago. So far, no reply.

I am at a dead end, and am asking Bialygeners if they have some info
on the address, or perhaps can point me in the right direction.

Thanks,

Sheldon Rabin
Aurora, Illinois
sheldonrabin@yahoo.com

Siemiatycze: Sotnick
Rozwadow: Rebensaft


Rabbi Moshe Hai Eliaqim in Tiberias #rabbinic

Jeff at SG
 

Does anyone have information about Rabbi Moshe Hai Eliaqim who lived
and taught in Tiberias around the 1890-1910? He had been a longtime
president of the Rabbinic Tribunal of Casablanca before coming to
Tiberias.

I am particularly interested in some of his students, specifically a
Rabbi Shlomo MALKA who became a judge at the Tiberias (or Safed) Bet
Din before becoming the Chief Rabbi of the Sudan.

Any sources for researching Sephardic rabbis living in Tiberias
during the period 1890 to 1910 would be greatly appreciated. Lists
of names, etc. Anything that could yield information would be
appreciated.

Jeff Malka
"SephardicGen Resources" website: http://www.sephardicgen.com/


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Moshe Hai Eliaqim in Tiberias #rabbinic

Jeff at SG
 

Does anyone have information about Rabbi Moshe Hai Eliaqim who lived
and taught in Tiberias around the 1890-1910? He had been a longtime
president of the Rabbinic Tribunal of Casablanca before coming to
Tiberias.

I am particularly interested in some of his students, specifically a
Rabbi Shlomo MALKA who became a judge at the Tiberias (or Safed) Bet
Din before becoming the Chief Rabbi of the Sudan.

Any sources for researching Sephardic rabbis living in Tiberias
during the period 1890 to 1910 would be greatly appreciated. Lists
of names, etc. Anything that could yield information would be
appreciated.

Jeff Malka
"SephardicGen Resources" website: http://www.sephardicgen.com/


Grossverdeiner Ruv #rabbinic

Chaya minna sapirman
 

Dear Genners,

Would anyone have information about the Grossverdeiner Ruv-Rabbi
(who would have been in Roumania in the 1920s-1940s aprox.)? I was
told that he said he was connected to Rabbi Josef KARO through a
STEIN family.

Any leads would be very appreciated.

Thank you,
M.Sapirman
Toronto


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Grossverdeiner Ruv #rabbinic

Chaya minna sapirman
 

Dear Genners,

Would anyone have information about the Grossverdeiner Ruv-Rabbi
(who would have been in Roumania in the 1920s-1940s aprox.)? I was
told that he said he was connected to Rabbi Josef KARO through a
STEIN family.

Any leads would be very appreciated.

Thank you,
M.Sapirman
Toronto


Name Translations #poland

Crilly <crilly@...>
 

I found what may be my great-grandmother, grandmother and my grandmother's
siblings on the ships manifest on the Ellis Island Web site. The ship is
the Caronia, which sailed >from Liverpool, arriving in New York on April
10th, 1905. The timing is right, as I was told by my grandmother's cousin
that they arrived around 1906. However, there are some discrepancies that I
hope someone can help me clear up. The "Place of Residence" is given as
"Grodno", while they were all born in Krynki. Are these towns close to each
other? In addition, though the surname is correct (Goldman), the first
names both match and don't match. What I'm wondering is if the
Anglicization of their first names may be causing this, or if I simply have
the wrong family. Can anyone who is familiar with Jewish names >from this
area of Poland tell me if the names might actually align, or if it's too
much of a stretch? Matching known ages of my family in 1906, here are the
match-ups:

Known Name Manifest Name
Gitel Goldman Gitel Goldman
Mike Goldman Meyer Goldman
Sara Goldman Schoose Goldman
Anne Goldman Hene Goldman
Samuel Goldman Samuel Goldman
Nathan Goldman Miske Goldman

I know that my great-grandfather (Gitel's husband) arrived two years
earlier, which is why he's not on the manifest. Any input would be
greatly appreciated!

Crilly Butler


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Name Translations #poland

Crilly <crilly@...>
 

I found what may be my great-grandmother, grandmother and my grandmother's
siblings on the ships manifest on the Ellis Island Web site. The ship is
the Caronia, which sailed >from Liverpool, arriving in New York on April
10th, 1905. The timing is right, as I was told by my grandmother's cousin
that they arrived around 1906. However, there are some discrepancies that I
hope someone can help me clear up. The "Place of Residence" is given as
"Grodno", while they were all born in Krynki. Are these towns close to each
other? In addition, though the surname is correct (Goldman), the first
names both match and don't match. What I'm wondering is if the
Anglicization of their first names may be causing this, or if I simply have
the wrong family. Can anyone who is familiar with Jewish names >from this
area of Poland tell me if the names might actually align, or if it's too
much of a stretch? Matching known ages of my family in 1906, here are the
match-ups:

Known Name Manifest Name
Gitel Goldman Gitel Goldman
Mike Goldman Meyer Goldman
Sara Goldman Schoose Goldman
Anne Goldman Hene Goldman
Samuel Goldman Samuel Goldman
Nathan Goldman Miske Goldman

I know that my great-grandfather (Gitel's husband) arrived two years
earlier, which is why he's not on the manifest. Any input would be
greatly appreciated!

Crilly Butler


How to find maiden name? #poland

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

One of the mysteries in my family is the maiden name of Sarah (Chaja
Sora) Weisberg.

Chaja Sora married Benjamin Dobroniewski in about 1869 in Bialystok -
or some town near-by.
They had 10 children (8 survived childhood) and then immigrated to New
York City where they had 3 more children.
Upon landing in NY they promptly changed their surname to Weisberg.

I have collected many birth, marriage, and death documents for the
family which give the following maiden names for Sarah: Benjamin,
Wulinsky, Apelbaum, Farber, Weiss, Werner, Malkin, Rose.

I have put all the information on a web site at
http://bobby1st.googlepages.com/sarah%27smaidenname%3F

All suggestions on how to find her "real" maiden name are welcome.

Bobby Furst
familymysteries@gmail.com


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland How to find maiden name? #poland

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

One of the mysteries in my family is the maiden name of Sarah (Chaja
Sora) Weisberg.

Chaja Sora married Benjamin Dobroniewski in about 1869 in Bialystok -
or some town near-by.
They had 10 children (8 survived childhood) and then immigrated to New
York City where they had 3 more children.
Upon landing in NY they promptly changed their surname to Weisberg.

I have collected many birth, marriage, and death documents for the
family which give the following maiden names for Sarah: Benjamin,
Wulinsky, Apelbaum, Farber, Weiss, Werner, Malkin, Rose.

I have put all the information on a web site at
http://bobby1st.googlepages.com/sarah%27smaidenname%3F

All suggestions on how to find her "real" maiden name are welcome.

Bobby Furst
familymysteries@gmail.com


Bialystoker Center Yahrzeit Card Index Now Online #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear BialyGenners:

It has been three years since this project to index the Bialystoker
Center Yahrzeit Cards was announced. Many of you may not be familiar
with this project, so I will explain.

The Yahrzeit Card database contains 3,984 index entries >from cards
maintained by The Bialystoker Center in New York City >from about 1880
through about 1994. Many Jews -- Bialystokers and non-Bialystokers alike --
memorialized their departed relatives and friends with Yahrzeit plaques in
the Center's sanctuary and community rooms. The Yahrzeit Card was a record
of the person's death and also served as an administrative reference
enabling the Center's office to send notifications of upcoming Yahrzeits to
relatives and friends of the departed.

This database is now online and can be accessed via links at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/Yahrzeit.htm. This webpage
explains the database and the project, shows some samples of the cards, and
gives some background of The Bialystoker Center. The entire database can
also be downloaded as an Excel file. The fields captured in this database
are:

Surname of Deceased
Given Names of Deceased
Date of Death (Secular)
Hebrew Given Name
Hebrew Name of Father
Other Surnames >from Card (relatives notified of Yahrzeit date)
US States/Countries (of relatives)

To obtain JPEG images of Yahrzeit cards for your family, please email me at
bialystoker@comcast.net with the full names of the memorialized people and
their dates of death. Please place "Yahrzeit" in the subject of the message.

I would like to thank The Bialystoker Center for their help and permission
and the following individuals who helped create this database: Tilford
Bartman, Steve Denker, Stephanie Carson Feldman, Lynn Franklin, Bobby Furst,
J. Michael Gilbreath, Henry Kaplan, Barbara Meyers, Gary Mokotoff, Greg
Stone, Kathryn Wallach, and Sid Zabludoff.

I hope this database provides some help with your search.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Bialystoker Center Yahrzeit Card Index Now Online #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear BialyGenners:

It has been three years since this project to index the Bialystoker
Center Yahrzeit Cards was announced. Many of you may not be familiar
with this project, so I will explain.

The Yahrzeit Card database contains 3,984 index entries >from cards
maintained by The Bialystoker Center in New York City >from about 1880
through about 1994. Many Jews -- Bialystokers and non-Bialystokers alike --
memorialized their departed relatives and friends with Yahrzeit plaques in
the Center's sanctuary and community rooms. The Yahrzeit Card was a record
of the person's death and also served as an administrative reference
enabling the Center's office to send notifications of upcoming Yahrzeits to
relatives and friends of the departed.

This database is now online and can be accessed via links at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/Yahrzeit.htm. This webpage
explains the database and the project, shows some samples of the cards, and
gives some background of The Bialystoker Center. The entire database can
also be downloaded as an Excel file. The fields captured in this database
are:

Surname of Deceased
Given Names of Deceased
Date of Death (Secular)
Hebrew Given Name
Hebrew Name of Father
Other Surnames >from Card (relatives notified of Yahrzeit date)
US States/Countries (of relatives)

To obtain JPEG images of Yahrzeit cards for your family, please email me at
bialystoker@comcast.net with the full names of the memorialized people and
their dates of death. Please place "Yahrzeit" in the subject of the message.

I would like to thank The Bialystoker Center for their help and permission
and the following individuals who helped create this database: Tilford
Bartman, Steve Denker, Stephanie Carson Feldman, Lynn Franklin, Bobby Furst,
J. Michael Gilbreath, Henry Kaplan, Barbara Meyers, Gary Mokotoff, Greg
Stone, Kathryn Wallach, and Sid Zabludoff.

I hope this database provides some help with your search.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator