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Saldus/ Frauenburg. Birth records 1876 and 1979. Death records from 1875 to 1892. #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

There are very few records.

Birth records:
http://usdine.pagesperso-orange.fr/birthssaldusseventysixetc.html

Death records:
http://usdine.pagesperso-orange.fr/deathssaldusseventyfiveetc.html

( all the death records have been translated)

Christine Usdin


Latvia SIG #Latvia Saldus/ Frauenburg. Birth records 1876 and 1979. Death records from 1875 to 1892. #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

There are very few records.

Birth records:
http://usdine.pagesperso-orange.fr/birthssaldusseventysixetc.html

Death records:
http://usdine.pagesperso-orange.fr/deathssaldusseventyfiveetc.html

( all the death records have been translated)

Christine Usdin


Needs Translation! #latvia

Elissa <elissa7@...>
 

I uploaded two documents to ViewMate.
One is a My Grandfather's Birth Certificate in Old Russian Script.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19935

The second is an Obituary written in Yiddish, written in Hebrew for my
Great Grandmother.

I am looking for translations for both.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19936

Thanks in advance!
Elissa


Latvia SIG #Latvia Needs Translation! #latvia

Elissa <elissa7@...>
 

I uploaded two documents to ViewMate.
One is a My Grandfather's Birth Certificate in Old Russian Script.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19935

The second is an Obituary written in Yiddish, written in Hebrew for my
Great Grandmother.

I am looking for translations for both.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19936

Thanks in advance!
Elissa


avasta la casa #sephardic

reuvena6@...
 

This is my second request for someone to explain the connection
between the sentence: Avasta la casa, avasta la jon" or something
like it. My late mother used this expression . She was a distant
relative of my father`s family who lived in Poland by the surname
:Forma.(She was born in England of Polish Jewish family by the name
of "Forman" )
If this expression was handed down by her elders, it strenghens the
theory that we are Sephardim. How could she know this otherwise?
Not long ago someone asked the meaning of "lavasta la cara" which
prompted me to ask the above question.
I still do not know the connection between Forma in Turkey to Forma in
Poland/ (?????)
Reuven Artzi (Forma)


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim avasta la casa #sephardic

reuvena6@...
 

This is my second request for someone to explain the connection
between the sentence: Avasta la casa, avasta la jon" or something
like it. My late mother used this expression . She was a distant
relative of my father`s family who lived in Poland by the surname
:Forma.(She was born in England of Polish Jewish family by the name
of "Forman" )
If this expression was handed down by her elders, it strenghens the
theory that we are Sephardim. How could she know this otherwise?
Not long ago someone asked the meaning of "lavasta la cara" which
prompted me to ask the above question.
I still do not know the connection between Forma in Turkey to Forma in
Poland/ (?????)
Reuven Artzi (Forma)


Report from IAJGA, and succession of leadership #latvia

Eliastamm@...
 

As the incoming president of the Latvia SIG I want to give a brief update
of our meeting at the Conference:

1. Office bearers: I thanked Barry Shay, the outgoing President for the work
he has done for the SIG as President and also as the editor of the
Newsletter. Mike Getz, our former Treasurer, also did not stand for
re-election and he was thanked for the years of dedication provided to the SIG.

2. I also want to record the SIG's appreciation to D. L. MacLaughlan-Dumes
or her work as the List Serve Manger and Bruce Dumes for being the Webmaster.

3. Henry Blumberg spoke about the highly successful re-union in Latvia
and the Conference in Riga. Plans are being made for another Re-union and
Conference in 2014 when Riga will be the Cultural Capital of Europe. Any
one interested in hearing more about the re-union please contact Henry at
henry@blumbergs.ca (mailto:henry@blumbergs.ca) .

4. Mitchell Lieber presented portions of his unfinished movie,
Rumbula Echo, to a mesmerized audience. He still needs significant financial
support to finish this very important work. If you want to help let me know.

5. The membership was also informed that all the data >from Christine
Usdin is now available on the Jewish Gen web site. Her contribution to
Latvian genealogy is remarkable and much appreciated.

6. In tIn the coming year I also look forward to the SIG promoting education
and research that supports our mandate. As part of my challenge I look
forward to exploring the role of social media (eg Facebook), in expanding
the appeal of the Latvia SIG to the next generation, our children.

7. I also invite any of our list serve members to communicate with me
to if they have any ideas about further data base research or programs
that the SIG should consider.

8. If you are interested in volunteering for work on the SIG I would
be very pleased to hear >from you.

Be well
Michael Eliastam MD
Weston, near Boston.
781-248-4978


Latvia SIG #Latvia Report from IAJGA, and succession of leadership #latvia

Eliastamm@...
 

As the incoming president of the Latvia SIG I want to give a brief update
of our meeting at the Conference:

1. Office bearers: I thanked Barry Shay, the outgoing President for the work
he has done for the SIG as President and also as the editor of the
Newsletter. Mike Getz, our former Treasurer, also did not stand for
re-election and he was thanked for the years of dedication provided to the SIG.

2. I also want to record the SIG's appreciation to D. L. MacLaughlan-Dumes
or her work as the List Serve Manger and Bruce Dumes for being the Webmaster.

3. Henry Blumberg spoke about the highly successful re-union in Latvia
and the Conference in Riga. Plans are being made for another Re-union and
Conference in 2014 when Riga will be the Cultural Capital of Europe. Any
one interested in hearing more about the re-union please contact Henry at
henry@blumbergs.ca (mailto:henry@blumbergs.ca) .

4. Mitchell Lieber presented portions of his unfinished movie,
Rumbula Echo, to a mesmerized audience. He still needs significant financial
support to finish this very important work. If you want to help let me know.

5. The membership was also informed that all the data >from Christine
Usdin is now available on the Jewish Gen web site. Her contribution to
Latvian genealogy is remarkable and much appreciated.

6. In tIn the coming year I also look forward to the SIG promoting education
and research that supports our mandate. As part of my challenge I look
forward to exploring the role of social media (eg Facebook), in expanding
the appeal of the Latvia SIG to the next generation, our children.

7. I also invite any of our list serve members to communicate with me
to if they have any ideas about further data base research or programs
that the SIG should consider.

8. If you are interested in volunteering for work on the SIG I would
be very pleased to hear >from you.

Be well
Michael Eliastam MD
Weston, near Boston.
781-248-4978


Historical Nightmare Event in 1938 for Jewish Community in Paris #france

BeenCzechmated@...
 

Dear Friends,
I am wondering if some event happened in Paris or France in the fall of
1938 that would be considered "nightmare' to the Jewish community? Causing
them to flee the city to the country?

I had a great uncle who was living in Paris who wrote a letter [in
Russian] dated October 1938 to his nephew living in New York and he says quote:
"Recently, we lived through *****days (as you know). Many (??) people left
the capital for ****days. My wife was also supposed to have left for the
country. Thank God this is ended happily and the nightmare has passed."

If anyone has any idea what this event may have been, I would appreciate
your help, thoughts or suggestions. Thank you.

Donna Douglas
Philadelphia, PA.
Researching Dlugacz, Chazan, Lande, Bursztyn, Kotovsky and Kurnick


French SIG #France Historical Nightmare Event in 1938 for Jewish Community in Paris #france

BeenCzechmated@...
 

Dear Friends,
I am wondering if some event happened in Paris or France in the fall of
1938 that would be considered "nightmare' to the Jewish community? Causing
them to flee the city to the country?

I had a great uncle who was living in Paris who wrote a letter [in
Russian] dated October 1938 to his nephew living in New York and he says quote:
"Recently, we lived through *****days (as you know). Many (??) people left
the capital for ****days. My wife was also supposed to have left for the
country. Thank God this is ended happily and the nightmare has passed."

If anyone has any idea what this event may have been, I would appreciate
your help, thoughts or suggestions. Thank you.

Donna Douglas
Philadelphia, PA.
Researching Dlugacz, Chazan, Lande, Bursztyn, Kotovsky and Kurnick


Holocaust era Factories in Lodz #lodz #poland

Ellen Mains <dranyen@...>
 

Greetings to all, Does anyone know how to document the existence of a
business or factory in Lodz up until the war? My grandfather (Srul
Gedalie Goldblum) owned a children's shoe factory in Lodz and I'd like
to know where it was, what it was called, and any other details I can
find.

I am on my way back to Poland for another visit, but so far, I don't
have a clue how to research this on-line or otherwise. Any knowledge or
suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks,
Ellen Mains
(researching GOLDBLUM, LASK, ALTMAN, CHARMAN & others in the areas of
Lodz, Piotrkow Trybunalski and Czestochowa)


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Holocaust era Factories in Lodz #lodz #poland

Ellen Mains <dranyen@...>
 

Greetings to all, Does anyone know how to document the existence of a
business or factory in Lodz up until the war? My grandfather (Srul
Gedalie Goldblum) owned a children's shoe factory in Lodz and I'd like
to know where it was, what it was called, and any other details I can
find.

I am on my way back to Poland for another visit, but so far, I don't
have a clue how to research this on-line or otherwise. Any knowledge or
suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks,
Ellen Mains
(researching GOLDBLUM, LASK, ALTMAN, CHARMAN & others in the areas of
Lodz, Piotrkow Trybunalski and Czestochowa)


Geographical changes in Jewish population in rural settlements in Szolnok-Doboka 1891 - 1930 #romania

irisgr@...
 

Subject: Geographical changes in Jewish population in rural settlements in
Szolnok-Doboka county between 1891 - 1930
From: irisgr@smile.net.il

Dear friends,
In the Yiskor book of Dej I find statistical information about the size of
Jewish population in 304 settlements in Szolnok-Doboka county around Dej for
the years 1857 - 1946. (pp 178 - 186).

There are a few interesting points I don't know to explain:

1. There is a great fall in numbers , sometimes even disappearing, of Jews
in the villages between 1891-1930. Only in 38 out of 304 settlements there
is still Jewish population living in 1930,but in much less numbers.
2. There is a significant growth in numbers of Jews in the greater towns and
cities: Nagyilonda grew in 280%, Dej in 300%, Magyarlapos in 61% ,
Szamosujvar in 500%.
3. The whole county,also, lost nearly third of its jewish population from
9579 in 1891 to 6924 in 1930.
I read in some place that till the end of the 19th centuary Jews were not
allowed to settle in cities ( in Dej for example), Is there any connection to
this great immigration >from rural Szolnok-Doboka to the urban settlements at
the beginning of the 20th century? Or maybe its all because of lack of
Data?

Is there any book or article that I can read about these demographic changes
of the period ?

Dr. Iris Graicer,
Ramat-Gan, Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Geographical changes in Jewish population in rural settlements in Szolnok-Doboka 1891 - 1930 #romania

irisgr@...
 

Subject: Geographical changes in Jewish population in rural settlements in
Szolnok-Doboka county between 1891 - 1930
From: irisgr@smile.net.il

Dear friends,
In the Yiskor book of Dej I find statistical information about the size of
Jewish population in 304 settlements in Szolnok-Doboka county around Dej for
the years 1857 - 1946. (pp 178 - 186).

There are a few interesting points I don't know to explain:

1. There is a great fall in numbers , sometimes even disappearing, of Jews
in the villages between 1891-1930. Only in 38 out of 304 settlements there
is still Jewish population living in 1930,but in much less numbers.
2. There is a significant growth in numbers of Jews in the greater towns and
cities: Nagyilonda grew in 280%, Dej in 300%, Magyarlapos in 61% ,
Szamosujvar in 500%.
3. The whole county,also, lost nearly third of its jewish population from
9579 in 1891 to 6924 in 1930.
I read in some place that till the end of the 19th centuary Jews were not
allowed to settle in cities ( in Dej for example), Is there any connection to
this great immigration >from rural Szolnok-Doboka to the urban settlements at
the beginning of the 20th century? Or maybe its all because of lack of
Data?

Is there any book or article that I can read about these demographic changes
of the period ?

Dr. Iris Graicer,
Ramat-Gan, Israel


Warning about researchers in Romania #romania

rdleeson@...
 

Dear All,

Judging >from some email messages I have recently
received it is time for the usual warning about
unrequested approaches >from individuals who claim to
be professional researchers in Romania, who see a
posting asking for information about a certain family,
or town records, and offer to help.

Due to the poor economy in Romania there are those who
are desperately seeking to increase their personal
income, at your expense. The few legitimate
professionals do *not* use this approach.

Should you receive such a message volunteering
services, or find such a site on the Web, please
contact the Co-Coordinators of this SIG
*before* replying to or contacting them in any way,
for more information.

In addition, please be aware that members of this list
may not use the listings in the JGFF to contact members and
to volunteer information about a researcher. Please be
aware that this is in violation of JewishGen rules and policy,
and has been since the time the JGFF was initiated online!
In addition, these are private mailing lists and it is a
violation of trust for anyone to copy a message and send
it off to another person, mailing list, or website.

They cannot be put in the position of allowing this system
to be used to recommend any researchers. Should you be approached
in this manner please notify your Coordinators immediately.
Private responses to requests on the List are permitted, but
even those should be checked with the Coordinators! In addition,
there is now an Infofile on JewishGen, where one can find
names of those who have been successfully used by SIG members:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm
Do check that list also!

Remember - Caveat Emptor!
Rosanne and Stephanie
Your Co-Coordinators


Romania SIG #Romania Warning about researchers in Romania #romania

rdleeson@...
 

Dear All,

Judging >from some email messages I have recently
received it is time for the usual warning about
unrequested approaches >from individuals who claim to
be professional researchers in Romania, who see a
posting asking for information about a certain family,
or town records, and offer to help.

Due to the poor economy in Romania there are those who
are desperately seeking to increase their personal
income, at your expense. The few legitimate
professionals do *not* use this approach.

Should you receive such a message volunteering
services, or find such a site on the Web, please
contact the Co-Coordinators of this SIG
*before* replying to or contacting them in any way,
for more information.

In addition, please be aware that members of this list
may not use the listings in the JGFF to contact members and
to volunteer information about a researcher. Please be
aware that this is in violation of JewishGen rules and policy,
and has been since the time the JGFF was initiated online!
In addition, these are private mailing lists and it is a
violation of trust for anyone to copy a message and send
it off to another person, mailing list, or website.

They cannot be put in the position of allowing this system
to be used to recommend any researchers. Should you be approached
in this manner please notify your Coordinators immediately.
Private responses to requests on the List are permitted, but
even those should be checked with the Coordinators! In addition,
there is now an Infofile on JewishGen, where one can find
names of those who have been successfully used by SIG members:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm
Do check that list also!

Remember - Caveat Emptor!
Rosanne and Stephanie
Your Co-Coordinators


KOSOWETSKY from Fastov and Montreal #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

A few years ago I tried to make sense of the Samuel COSTOWETSKY family that
settled in Montreal about 1906; alas, without any success. There seemed to
be two Samuel COSTOWETSKY and both seemed to be married to a Fannie. I
didn't know the names of their children, so in spite of the wonderful
Montreal Directories, cemetery records and a few other resources (like
Jewish records), I still drew a blank. I even tried Costow which was what
the name was changed to by some people in Philadelphia.

I now have additional information on this family and wonder if this will
help. Shmuel (Sam) KOSTOVETSKY was born about 1866 in Fastov, Ukraine. In
1896 he worked as a master joiner in Fastov. As of 1907 he was living at
193 McGill Street in Montreal and he worked as a laborer. Shmuel was
married to Sara Brana SCHNAPARSKI who was born about 1876 in Pavoloch. They
had two children that I am aware of: Bluma (born about 1889) and Meir Leib
(born about 1892); both born in Fastov.

I believe that Bluma was the cousin that my grandfather was in love with;
according to the story, he used to visit her in Montreal, but her mother
wouldn't allow her to leave Canada (my grandfather lived in Providence,
Rhode Island), so their love affair came to an end and my grandfather
married my grandmother...luckily for me!

Is anyone familiar with Sam, Sara, Bluma or Meir Leib KOSOWETSKY? I believe
that Sam's father, Meir Leib, was born in Brusilov. That might be a helpful
hint for someone else interested in this family. I do have additional
information that isn't pertinent to this request, but might be helpful to
others researching the KOSTOWETSKY family; so if you are interested, please
feel free to contact me.

Any information on this family, any suggestions as to how to proceed,
anything really, would be greatly appreciated. Sara SCHNAPARSKI was the
sister of my great-grandfather and I would love to finally solve the
mysteries around this branch of the family!

Wishing everyone Shabbat shalom.
Many thanks for your time,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com

Some spelling variations: KOSTOWETSKY, KOSTOVETSKY, KOSOWATSKY, KOSTOWETSKY,
COSTOWATSKY, COSTOVETSKY, COSTOW


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine KOSOWETSKY from Fastov and Montreal #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

A few years ago I tried to make sense of the Samuel COSTOWETSKY family that
settled in Montreal about 1906; alas, without any success. There seemed to
be two Samuel COSTOWETSKY and both seemed to be married to a Fannie. I
didn't know the names of their children, so in spite of the wonderful
Montreal Directories, cemetery records and a few other resources (like
Jewish records), I still drew a blank. I even tried Costow which was what
the name was changed to by some people in Philadelphia.

I now have additional information on this family and wonder if this will
help. Shmuel (Sam) KOSTOVETSKY was born about 1866 in Fastov, Ukraine. In
1896 he worked as a master joiner in Fastov. As of 1907 he was living at
193 McGill Street in Montreal and he worked as a laborer. Shmuel was
married to Sara Brana SCHNAPARSKI who was born about 1876 in Pavoloch. They
had two children that I am aware of: Bluma (born about 1889) and Meir Leib
(born about 1892); both born in Fastov.

I believe that Bluma was the cousin that my grandfather was in love with;
according to the story, he used to visit her in Montreal, but her mother
wouldn't allow her to leave Canada (my grandfather lived in Providence,
Rhode Island), so their love affair came to an end and my grandfather
married my grandmother...luckily for me!

Is anyone familiar with Sam, Sara, Bluma or Meir Leib KOSOWETSKY? I believe
that Sam's father, Meir Leib, was born in Brusilov. That might be a helpful
hint for someone else interested in this family. I do have additional
information that isn't pertinent to this request, but might be helpful to
others researching the KOSTOWETSKY family; so if you are interested, please
feel free to contact me.

Any information on this family, any suggestions as to how to proceed,
anything really, would be greatly appreciated. Sara SCHNAPARSKI was the
sister of my great-grandfather and I would love to finally solve the
mysteries around this branch of the family!

Wishing everyone Shabbat shalom.
Many thanks for your time,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com

Some spelling variations: KOSTOWETSKY, KOSTOVETSKY, KOSOWATSKY, KOSTOWETSKY,
COSTOWATSKY, COSTOVETSKY, COSTOW


GOLDBERG families of Kolki, Gorodok or Horodok in Wolyn Ukraine #ukraine

CAROLYNR
 

Dear List-servers...
I am looking for anyone with relatives who lived in or left >from Kolki or
Gorodok (perhaps Horodok) in Volyn (Wolyn) Ukraine, circa 1890-1920. I am
trying to learn anything possible about the GOLDBERG families, who lived
there or came to the US or Canada, perhaps living a while in Liverpool or
London. My family details are on my website photo page for GOLDBERG. There is
a Yizkor book translation in process, I believe, but am not sure what the
status is right now.
Thank you in advance.
Please contact me directly if not appropriate for the list.

Carolyn Rutherford
Batavia, (Cincy), Ohio USA
formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
http://www.rutherfordgenealogy.org/familyphotos/goldberg.html
http://twitter.com/#!/CMR_Gen


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine GOLDBERG families of Kolki, Gorodok or Horodok in Wolyn Ukraine #ukraine

CAROLYNR
 

Dear List-servers...
I am looking for anyone with relatives who lived in or left >from Kolki or
Gorodok (perhaps Horodok) in Volyn (Wolyn) Ukraine, circa 1890-1920. I am
trying to learn anything possible about the GOLDBERG families, who lived
there or came to the US or Canada, perhaps living a while in Liverpool or
London. My family details are on my website photo page for GOLDBERG. There is
a Yizkor book translation in process, I believe, but am not sure what the
status is right now.
Thank you in advance.
Please contact me directly if not appropriate for the list.

Carolyn Rutherford
Batavia, (Cincy), Ohio USA
formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
http://www.rutherfordgenealogy.org/familyphotos/goldberg.html
http://twitter.com/#!/CMR_Gen

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