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1914: Ochakov Synagogue Members #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

On a Russian language site, "Library Phoenix: History of New Russia"
found at: http://novoros.ws/spisok-prixozhan-ochakovskoj-sinagogi-1914-g.htm
(http://tinyurl.com/cz2c2p2), you can find a list of about 90 parishioners.
Some family names are:MOSHKOV, BALABAN, VOLOSHIN, WALER, GERBER, HERSHKOWITZ,
DORFMAN, DORER, SIMOVIC, LEIBOWITZ, WOLKEN, KORNBLUM, KLYUVGANT, KUPINSKY,
CORMAN, LEYZEROVICH, LEONOV, MOSZKOWICZ, MULTYAN, MOSZKOWICZ, POSTERNAK,
RASHKOVSKY, ROZENSHTRAH, ROZENBLIT, SUDAKOVICH, SILVER, SPIVAK, TOVSHTEYN,
TRUDERMAN, TADSON, USHEROVICH, FOYGEL, FELIKSON, FURER, CITRON, SHLAFMAN,
ELENBAUM, ELZON, SHOIKHET, et al.
The list is based on archival information (Gano F. 215, Op. 1, 14, p.8, 17).
Please see the site for further information.
Marilyn Robinson


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 1914: Ochakov Synagogue Members #ukraine

Marilyn Robinson
 

On a Russian language site, "Library Phoenix: History of New Russia"
found at: http://novoros.ws/spisok-prixozhan-ochakovskoj-sinagogi-1914-g.htm
(http://tinyurl.com/cz2c2p2), you can find a list of about 90 parishioners.
Some family names are:MOSHKOV, BALABAN, VOLOSHIN, WALER, GERBER, HERSHKOWITZ,
DORFMAN, DORER, SIMOVIC, LEIBOWITZ, WOLKEN, KORNBLUM, KLYUVGANT, KUPINSKY,
CORMAN, LEYZEROVICH, LEONOV, MOSZKOWICZ, MULTYAN, MOSZKOWICZ, POSTERNAK,
RASHKOVSKY, ROZENSHTRAH, ROZENBLIT, SUDAKOVICH, SILVER, SPIVAK, TOVSHTEYN,
TRUDERMAN, TADSON, USHEROVICH, FOYGEL, FELIKSON, FURER, CITRON, SHLAFMAN,
ELENBAUM, ELZON, SHOIKHET, et al.
The list is based on archival information (Gano F. 215, Op. 1, 14, p.8, 17).
Please see the site for further information.
Marilyn Robinson


Re: Find A Grave #ukraine

Martha Forsyth
 

I'd like to second Ruth-Ellen's recommendation, and also add a couple
things:

1. If you know your person is buried in a particular cemetery but can't
find the name in the list for that cemetery, you can add the name - and
then request a photo.

2. As a consequence of this, a small caveat: these pages are put up by
individuals, and individuals....sometimes are mistaken. So if something
on Find A Grave looks wrong, don't hesitate to contact the person
responsible for the page and ask questions, or make corrections if you
know better.

It's a beautiful resource!

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA

Ruth-Ellen Flanagan <refsewnsew@nc.rr.com> 8/23/2012 12:37 PM:

There have been several requests for headstone photos on the list.
There is a Web site called Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com). You can
search for people or cemeteries. If you find the person you are looking
for, you can request a photo if there isn't one already. It is a great
resource. You can create a free account and even volunteer to take photos
locally.

I have been taking photos in the Raleigh, NC area. I am also working on
photographing all of the Jewish Cemeteries in Worcester, Masssachusetts
where I am >from and where most of my family are buried. It has been a
great project.

You can also use Find A Grave to double check information you might
find on JOWBR.

Ruth-Ellen Flanagan
Raleigh, NC


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Find A Grave #ukraine

Martha Forsyth
 

I'd like to second Ruth-Ellen's recommendation, and also add a couple
things:

1. If you know your person is buried in a particular cemetery but can't
find the name in the list for that cemetery, you can add the name - and
then request a photo.

2. As a consequence of this, a small caveat: these pages are put up by
individuals, and individuals....sometimes are mistaken. So if something
on Find A Grave looks wrong, don't hesitate to contact the person
responsible for the page and ask questions, or make corrections if you
know better.

It's a beautiful resource!

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA

Ruth-Ellen Flanagan <refsewnsew@nc.rr.com> 8/23/2012 12:37 PM:

There have been several requests for headstone photos on the list.
There is a Web site called Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com). You can
search for people or cemeteries. If you find the person you are looking
for, you can request a photo if there isn't one already. It is a great
resource. You can create a free account and even volunteer to take photos
locally.

I have been taking photos in the Raleigh, NC area. I am also working on
photographing all of the Jewish Cemeteries in Worcester, Masssachusetts
where I am >from and where most of my family are buried. It has been a
great project.

You can also use Find A Grave to double check information you might
find on JOWBR.

Ruth-Ellen Flanagan
Raleigh, NC


JewishGen announces the appointment of Henry Blumberg to its Board of Governors. #latvia

Michael Eliastam <eliastamm@...>
 

JewishGen announces the appointment of Henry Blumberg to its
Board of Governors.

Henry Blumberg has been the President of Latvia SIG for three terms.
He is particularly interested in Latvian, Lithuanian and South African
genealogy as well as the evolving nature of web related internet
research. He has presented many papers on genealogy-related subjects.
He was a speaker at the launch of the Names and Fates Project in Riga
in June 2008 and at the 8th International Conference: Jews in a
Changing World in Riga in 2011. He supported the erection of memorials
in Latvia to Jews murdered during the Holocaust. Born in South Africa,
Henry immigrated with his family to Canada in 1980. Currently he
practices as a Barrister and Solicitor in Toronto and is the Managing
Partner of Blumberg Segal LLP. He has been involved in many volunteer
organizations. In 2008 he was presented with an Humanitarian Award by
the Consul General of South Africa in Canada and was also presented
with the Vice-Chancellor's Medal of the University of Cape Town in
2011.

The JewishGen Board of Governors is an advisory board that works with
the staff, volunteers and users of JewishGen to create a vision for
the organization, and aids in strategic planning and outreach.

Karen S. Franklin
Gary Mokotoff, co-chairs

Congrats to Henry!

Be well
Michael Eliastam MD
Weston, near Boston

MODERATOR NOTE: This message is being reposted here at the request of
Karen Franklin, co-chair, JewishGen Board of Governors.


Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen announces the appointment of Henry Blumberg to its Board of Governors. #latvia

Michael Eliastam <eliastamm@...>
 

JewishGen announces the appointment of Henry Blumberg to its
Board of Governors.

Henry Blumberg has been the President of Latvia SIG for three terms.
He is particularly interested in Latvian, Lithuanian and South African
genealogy as well as the evolving nature of web related internet
research. He has presented many papers on genealogy-related subjects.
He was a speaker at the launch of the Names and Fates Project in Riga
in June 2008 and at the 8th International Conference: Jews in a
Changing World in Riga in 2011. He supported the erection of memorials
in Latvia to Jews murdered during the Holocaust. Born in South Africa,
Henry immigrated with his family to Canada in 1980. Currently he
practices as a Barrister and Solicitor in Toronto and is the Managing
Partner of Blumberg Segal LLP. He has been involved in many volunteer
organizations. In 2008 he was presented with an Humanitarian Award by
the Consul General of South Africa in Canada and was also presented
with the Vice-Chancellor's Medal of the University of Cape Town in
2011.

The JewishGen Board of Governors is an advisory board that works with
the staff, volunteers and users of JewishGen to create a vision for
the organization, and aids in strategic planning and outreach.

Karen S. Franklin
Gary Mokotoff, co-chairs

Congrats to Henry!

Be well
Michael Eliastam MD
Weston, near Boston

MODERATOR NOTE: This message is being reposted here at the request of
Karen Franklin, co-chair, JewishGen Board of Governors.


Re: Searching SPITZER - Hamburg, 1920's-1930's - THANK YOU ! #general

Kal Appel <kaappel2004@...>
 

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the many
JGenners who were kind enough to respond to my inquiry - you know who you
are. Although I have been on JGen since the 90's, it never ceases
to amaze me how far and wide our collective tentacles reach - and
what repositories of knowledge we collectively represent. Athough I am not
related to these Spitzers, in the course of my research I was pleasantly
surprised to find an "almost mishpocha" link to Rabbi Spitzer's successor
as Chief Rabbi of Hamburg, Rabbi Joseph Carlebach z"l. Many years ago
in Israel I met -and fell for - a lovely young woman who was a grand-daughter
of Rabbi Carlebach. It didn't "work out", but I have never forgotten her.

Kalman Appel,Currently in FL, waiting for the hurricane


BERKOWITZ/BERKOVICH Family: Riga & other areas #latvia

Marilyn Robinson
 

If you are searching for information about the BERKOWITZ/BERKOVICH
family, postings on the Russian language forum, Jewish Roots,
include discussions (by "michael_frm_jrslm", "ElenaS", "ElenaMsk")
and attachments (photos, some original documents), etc. The posts
are presently on:

page 1 at: http://www.forum.j-roots.info/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2037
(or http://tinyurl.com/cde9foz)
page 2 at: http://www.forum.j-roots.info/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2037&start=20
(or http://tinyurl.com/9fr498y)

Some other names mentioned associated with the Berkowitz name include:
LITVAK, BORNSTEIN, HIRSCH, BARG, WOLFE, BERNSHTAM, BLOOMFIELD, BAILEY/BAYLE,
KAGAN, BENJAMIN, MEIR, EDELBERGA, GOLDBLAT, LAC, RIVKIND, BORNSTEIN, SIMKIN,
LEVICK, MAHLER, SOKOLOVIC, REIMAN, MARKOVICH/MARKOVIC, IZRAELSON, GERMER,
PEISAKHOVICH, et al.

To view the attachments (photos, metrics, & other original information) you
may have to join Jewish Roots.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching SPITZER - Hamburg, 1920's-1930's - THANK YOU ! #general

Kal Appel <kaappel2004@...>
 

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the many
JGenners who were kind enough to respond to my inquiry - you know who you
are. Although I have been on JGen since the 90's, it never ceases
to amaze me how far and wide our collective tentacles reach - and
what repositories of knowledge we collectively represent. Athough I am not
related to these Spitzers, in the course of my research I was pleasantly
surprised to find an "almost mishpocha" link to Rabbi Spitzer's successor
as Chief Rabbi of Hamburg, Rabbi Joseph Carlebach z"l. Many years ago
in Israel I met -and fell for - a lovely young woman who was a grand-daughter
of Rabbi Carlebach. It didn't "work out", but I have never forgotten her.

Kalman Appel,Currently in FL, waiting for the hurricane


Latvia SIG #Latvia BERKOWITZ/BERKOVICH Family: Riga & other areas #latvia

Marilyn Robinson
 

If you are searching for information about the BERKOWITZ/BERKOVICH
family, postings on the Russian language forum, Jewish Roots,
include discussions (by "michael_frm_jrslm", "ElenaS", "ElenaMsk")
and attachments (photos, some original documents), etc. The posts
are presently on:

page 1 at: http://www.forum.j-roots.info/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2037
(or http://tinyurl.com/cde9foz)
page 2 at: http://www.forum.j-roots.info/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2037&start=20
(or http://tinyurl.com/9fr498y)

Some other names mentioned associated with the Berkowitz name include:
LITVAK, BORNSTEIN, HIRSCH, BARG, WOLFE, BERNSHTAM, BLOOMFIELD, BAILEY/BAYLE,
KAGAN, BENJAMIN, MEIR, EDELBERGA, GOLDBLAT, LAC, RIVKIND, BORNSTEIN, SIMKIN,
LEVICK, MAHLER, SOKOLOVIC, REIMAN, MARKOVICH/MARKOVIC, IZRAELSON, GERMER,
PEISAKHOVICH, et al.

To view the attachments (photos, metrics, & other original information) you
may have to join Jewish Roots.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Book on City of Split #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear All,
I inherited a book called "Zidovi U Povijesti Splita" or
"The Place of Jews in the History of the City of Split" by Dusko Keckemet,
condensed English version by Zivko Vekaric, published in Split 1971.
It is a small paperback with a 10-page intro and 52 plates.
(It has some scribbles on the front cover, but O/W is in good condition.)
I offered it (by email) to the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan
but never received a response.

If anyone has a genealogical interest in this book, you can have it for
the cost of S & H.

Thank you.

Isabel Cymerman
Roxbury, CT

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond off-list to Isabel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Book on City of Split #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear All,
I inherited a book called "Zidovi U Povijesti Splita" or
"The Place of Jews in the History of the City of Split" by Dusko Keckemet,
condensed English version by Zivko Vekaric, published in Split 1971.
It is a small paperback with a 10-page intro and 52 plates.
(It has some scribbles on the front cover, but O/W is in good condition.)
I offered it (by email) to the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan
but never received a response.

If anyone has a genealogical interest in this book, you can have it for
the cost of S & H.

Thank you.

Isabel Cymerman
Roxbury, CT

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond off-list to Isabel


House Registers: Riga #latvia

Marilyn Robinson
 

The link to this Excel formatted Riga register database is found at:

http://www.iijg.org/Research/IijgResearch/RigaHouseRegisters.aspx
(or http://tinyurl.com/9s6f933)

from the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi
Center (National Library of Israel, Givat Ram Campus of Hebrew
University, Jerusalem): 'Click her for the database". it contains
more than 20,000 names (including parents', maiden), DOB/age, Place
of birth, Place of origin or citzenship, DOD, pre-war address,
occupation, gender, family status, registration date, date & place
"struck off", etc.

Names are not all in alphabetical order. Some names include: Abelsohn,
Abragam, Ackermann, Amdur, Amitan, Balter, Barkan, Oscherowitsch,
Notkin, Isaev, Slonimsky, Gleser, Jaskowitsch, karabus, Drujan,
Schereschewsi, Swerdlin, Burin, Tschernik, Baschewitsch, Weisbein,
Klodans, Meierowitz, Palunis, Paikin, Schifblatt, Kendin, Feiwelsohn,
Hait (Chait?), Kabalkin, Jutter, Katzenelenbogen, Lurje, Mafzir,
Magaram, Maech, Orkin, Palin, Sebel, Slivkin, Weger, Usdin, Urdang,
et al. Please check the database for additional information.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Latvia SIG #Latvia House Registers: Riga #latvia

Marilyn Robinson
 

The link to this Excel formatted Riga register database is found at:

http://www.iijg.org/Research/IijgResearch/RigaHouseRegisters.aspx
(or http://tinyurl.com/9s6f933)

from the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi
Center (National Library of Israel, Givat Ram Campus of Hebrew
University, Jerusalem): 'Click her for the database". it contains
more than 20,000 names (including parents', maiden), DOB/age, Place
of birth, Place of origin or citzenship, DOD, pre-war address,
occupation, gender, family status, registration date, date & place
"struck off", etc.

Names are not all in alphabetical order. Some names include: Abelsohn,
Abragam, Ackermann, Amdur, Amitan, Balter, Barkan, Oscherowitsch,
Notkin, Isaev, Slonimsky, Gleser, Jaskowitsch, karabus, Drujan,
Schereschewsi, Swerdlin, Burin, Tschernik, Baschewitsch, Weisbein,
Klodans, Meierowitz, Palunis, Paikin, Schifblatt, Kendin, Feiwelsohn,
Hait (Chait?), Kabalkin, Jutter, Katzenelenbogen, Lurje, Mafzir,
Magaram, Maech, Orkin, Palin, Sebel, Slivkin, Weger, Usdin, Urdang,
et al. Please check the database for additional information.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Re: DNA - proof or just indication? #dna

Israel P
 

Beth, I indeed have additional supporting evidence, including some
autosomal tests which fall within the parametrs of the Y-chromosome
scenario.

I didn't want to lay all that out here, so I refered people to my
three-part blog on the subject. The crucial middle third just went up
and you can see it at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com

Israel Pickholtz

On 18 Aug 2012 at 0:09, DNA Testing digest wrote:

Hello Sidney and All,

I am assuming that Israel already has good circumstantial evidence of
where this person fit into his family tree (as in "aunt so-and-so said
that X and Y were brothers", plus the fact that they can be traced to
the same village, etc. etc.). In this case, the DNA evidence just
confirms what he already strongly suspected.

This is very different >from the case where a person comes out of the
blue with closely matching DNA, but without any other known
connection. In this case, it would we incorrect to assume a specific
relationship; you have no idea of how many generations back the
connection is.

Beth Long
Budapest


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA - proof or just indication? #dna

Israel P
 

Beth, I indeed have additional supporting evidence, including some
autosomal tests which fall within the parametrs of the Y-chromosome
scenario.

I didn't want to lay all that out here, so I refered people to my
three-part blog on the subject. The crucial middle third just went up
and you can see it at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com

Israel Pickholtz

On 18 Aug 2012 at 0:09, DNA Testing digest wrote:

Hello Sidney and All,

I am assuming that Israel already has good circumstantial evidence of
where this person fit into his family tree (as in "aunt so-and-so said
that X and Y were brothers", plus the fact that they can be traced to
the same village, etc. etc.). In this case, the DNA evidence just
confirms what he already strongly suspected.

This is very different >from the case where a person comes out of the
blue with closely matching DNA, but without any other known
connection. In this case, it would we incorrect to assume a specific
relationship; you have no idea of how many generations back the
connection is.

Beth Long
Budapest


SAMI Family of Larissa, Greece #sephardic

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I'm looking for people who may be familiar with this family. Alternate
spellings include SIAMI(S) and SH(I)AMI. I know that my late relative
Nissim BEGAS married Betty SAMI who is the daughter of a close friend
of my great-grandparents. However, the name I vaguely recall as
Betty's father, Sam, is the same name as a man who is listed as a
cousin by my great-grandmother's half-brother. Families associated
with the SAMI's of this branch include AZARIA, ANGEL, and ALHANATI.

Best,

Michael Waas
Miami, FL


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim SAMI Family of Larissa, Greece #sephardic

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I'm looking for people who may be familiar with this family. Alternate
spellings include SIAMI(S) and SH(I)AMI. I know that my late relative
Nissim BEGAS married Betty SAMI who is the daughter of a close friend
of my great-grandparents. However, the name I vaguely recall as
Betty's father, Sam, is the same name as a man who is listed as a
cousin by my great-grandmother's half-brother. Families associated
with the SAMI's of this branch include AZARIA, ANGEL, and ALHANATI.

Best,

Michael Waas
Miami, FL


Viewmate #24117 - Ketuba assistance sought #general

Martha Lasser <marthagenealogy@...>
 

Dear Friends,

In cleaning out my mother's home, we found a ketuba in poor condition.
The printed text is legible, and I can read some of it; however, the
handwritten Hebrew (my assumption here) is very difficult to make out.
I did recognize the month of Kislev and because of that I think the ketuba
may have belonged to my mother's parents who married in Chicago in 1921 or 1922:
Tsudik ben Laibel aka Charles Schaffer, and Esther Baile bat Menachem Mendel aka
Esther Bessie Novak or Nowadworski

I would appreciate knowing the names of the bride and groom and their parents;
if not,these grandparents, please include the location of the marriage.
The ViewMate identification is number 24117.
Thanking you in advance,
Martha Eisenberg Lasser, Diamond Bar, California

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct url is;

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=24117

Please respond privately or via the Viewmate site


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate #24117 - Ketuba assistance sought #general

Martha Lasser <marthagenealogy@...>
 

Dear Friends,

In cleaning out my mother's home, we found a ketuba in poor condition.
The printed text is legible, and I can read some of it; however, the
handwritten Hebrew (my assumption here) is very difficult to make out.
I did recognize the month of Kislev and because of that I think the ketuba
may have belonged to my mother's parents who married in Chicago in 1921 or 1922:
Tsudik ben Laibel aka Charles Schaffer, and Esther Baile bat Menachem Mendel aka
Esther Bessie Novak or Nowadworski

I would appreciate knowing the names of the bride and groom and their parents;
if not,these grandparents, please include the location of the marriage.
The ViewMate identification is number 24117.
Thanking you in advance,
Martha Eisenberg Lasser, Diamond Bar, California

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct url is;

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=24117

Please respond privately or via the Viewmate site

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