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Surname: VERMONT #southafrica

Daniel Geselowitz <geselocohen@...>
 

Greetings!
I am researching an enigmatic member of my family named Jacob Vermont.
He was born abt 1849 in Lithuania as Yanka Marcushewitz. He changed his
surname to Greenberg to avoid the army, and then to Jacob Vermont. We wife
was Mary Vermont, nee Leon, born abt 1860 in Russia. He had a daughter
Anne, born abt 1888.
Jacob Vermont spent time in South Africa and Rhodesia in the late 1800's
and early 1900's, and possibly was also in New Zealand and Australia. By
1910, he was in Canada and California, USA, and eventually, he and his wife
died in the Los Angeles, California, area.
I have also found two Vermont's associated with South Africa, with whom
he might be connected: Simon Vermont and Isaac Vermont. Isaac Vermont is
buried in South Africa. Although they might be of the right age to be sons
of Jacob, it is not clear if there is any connection.
Any information would be appreciated!
Daniel Geselowitz, Bethesda, Maryland, USA


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Surname: VERMONT #southafrica

Daniel Geselowitz <geselocohen@...>
 

Greetings!
I am researching an enigmatic member of my family named Jacob Vermont.
He was born abt 1849 in Lithuania as Yanka Marcushewitz. He changed his
surname to Greenberg to avoid the army, and then to Jacob Vermont. We wife
was Mary Vermont, nee Leon, born abt 1860 in Russia. He had a daughter
Anne, born abt 1888.
Jacob Vermont spent time in South Africa and Rhodesia in the late 1800's
and early 1900's, and possibly was also in New Zealand and Australia. By
1910, he was in Canada and California, USA, and eventually, he and his wife
died in the Los Angeles, California, area.
I have also found two Vermont's associated with South Africa, with whom
he might be connected: Simon Vermont and Isaac Vermont. Isaac Vermont is
buried in South Africa. Although they might be of the right age to be sons
of Jacob, it is not clear if there is any connection.
Any information would be appreciated!
Daniel Geselowitz, Bethesda, Maryland, USA


Re: Equivalent German Marks #germany

Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

My grandfather came to the US approx 1896 >from Germany. I'm told he
came he with 25,000 marks, I would like to know what this would have
been equivalent to in US dollars for that time period.
This page at JewishGen has a table of the relative values of several
currencies in 1905:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/exch__rates.html

That's really only a partial answer since it doesn't tell you how much
a loaf of bread cost or how much people earned in a day or a year.
That would be the purchasing power of a currency.

Brian Stern, Lexington, KY, brians99@bellsouth.net


German SIG #Germany Re: Equivalent German Marks #germany

Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

My grandfather came to the US approx 1896 >from Germany. I'm told he
came he with 25,000 marks, I would like to know what this would have
been equivalent to in US dollars for that time period.
This page at JewishGen has a table of the relative values of several
currencies in 1905:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/exch__rates.html

That's really only a partial answer since it doesn't tell you how much
a loaf of bread cost or how much people earned in a day or a year.
That would be the purchasing power of a currency.

Brian Stern, Lexington, KY, brians99@bellsouth.net


Chicago conference updates #austria-czech

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are very pleased to let you all know that the Chicago 2008 program is now
available on the conference website. Go to www.Chicago2008.org and click on
the "Program" button on the left side of the home page. We believe that
this is a strong program with quite a number of new speakers and topics plus
many of those you have enjoyed and learned >from at past conferences. Just a
few of the areas to be covered include Midwestern Jewish genealogy research,
genetics and DNA, the newly available ITS records, Latin American research,
very remarkable SIG programming (including experts >from European archives)
and much more. We do expect some additional programs to be included in the
coming weeks -- so stay tuned. Please note that dates and times of some
sessions may change.

On March 28, during the IAJGS board meeting in Philadelphia (March 28-29), a
drawing was held to determine the winner of the free hotel room during the
conference. We thank all who registered for both the conference and hotel
room by March 15 in order to qualify; we thank the Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile for contributing this great prize. And, the winner is....
Barbara Freedman of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This will be
Barbara's sixth IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. We know
that you all join us in congratulating Barbara.

And, finally, just a reminder: early-bird registration ends on April 30.
Don't forget to register before then in order to enjoy the savings.

See you all in Chicago.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


ports for Vienna passage to U.S. #austria-czech

b j
 

My father had come >from Vienna in 1937 and arrived in either New York or New Jersey, definitely not Ellis
Island. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can begin to find a passenger list for him? Thank you.
Barbara
Searching WEINTRAUB (Gorodok-Jagiellonski, Tarnow, Lviv, Vienna, NY)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Chicago conference updates #austria-czech

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are very pleased to let you all know that the Chicago 2008 program is now
available on the conference website. Go to www.Chicago2008.org and click on
the "Program" button on the left side of the home page. We believe that
this is a strong program with quite a number of new speakers and topics plus
many of those you have enjoyed and learned >from at past conferences. Just a
few of the areas to be covered include Midwestern Jewish genealogy research,
genetics and DNA, the newly available ITS records, Latin American research,
very remarkable SIG programming (including experts >from European archives)
and much more. We do expect some additional programs to be included in the
coming weeks -- so stay tuned. Please note that dates and times of some
sessions may change.

On March 28, during the IAJGS board meeting in Philadelphia (March 28-29), a
drawing was held to determine the winner of the free hotel room during the
conference. We thank all who registered for both the conference and hotel
room by March 15 in order to qualify; we thank the Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile for contributing this great prize. And, the winner is....
Barbara Freedman of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This will be
Barbara's sixth IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. We know
that you all join us in congratulating Barbara.

And, finally, just a reminder: early-bird registration ends on April 30.
Don't forget to register before then in order to enjoy the savings.

See you all in Chicago.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ports for Vienna passage to U.S. #austria-czech

b j
 

My father had come >from Vienna in 1937 and arrived in either New York or New Jersey, definitely not Ellis
Island. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can begin to find a passenger list for him? Thank you.
Barbara
Searching WEINTRAUB (Gorodok-Jagiellonski, Tarnow, Lviv, Vienna, NY)


Re: Olishevka #ukraine

Naomi Fatouros
 

According to my copy of the Columbia-Lippencott
Gazetteer in 1929 Olishevka had s population of 4,952.
It is located in the west Chernigov oblast. 18 miles
south of Chernigov. It was known for flax, potatos,
and brickworks.

I am sorry I could not find more information about the
town on the Internet. But tying in Google's search
box, the words" Olishevkva Kabakov" turned up quite a
few sites which may be relevant....

--- Toby May <tobymzig@hotmail.com> wrote:


Some of my ancestors were >from a town about 50 miles
northeast of Kiev
called Olishevka (other spellings: Olyshivka,
Alichevka, Oliszewka, Olischewka)
in Chernigov gubernia. Our family surname is
Kabakoff (other spellings: Kabakow,
Kabakov, Kabacoff, Kabak).

Does anyone on this list know anything about
Olishevka? Or have ancestors
with the surname Kabakoff?

Toby Kabakoff Troffkin

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@sbcglobal.net

BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Olishevka #ukraine

Naomi Fatouros
 

According to my copy of the Columbia-Lippencott
Gazetteer in 1929 Olishevka had s population of 4,952.
It is located in the west Chernigov oblast. 18 miles
south of Chernigov. It was known for flax, potatos,
and brickworks.

I am sorry I could not find more information about the
town on the Internet. But tying in Google's search
box, the words" Olishevkva Kabakov" turned up quite a
few sites which may be relevant....

--- Toby May <tobymzig@hotmail.com> wrote:


Some of my ancestors were >from a town about 50 miles
northeast of Kiev
called Olishevka (other spellings: Olyshivka,
Alichevka, Oliszewka, Olischewka)
in Chernigov gubernia. Our family surname is
Kabakoff (other spellings: Kabakow,
Kabakov, Kabacoff, Kabak).

Does anyone on this list know anything about
Olishevka? Or have ancestors
with the surname Kabakoff?

Toby Kabakoff Troffkin

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@sbcglobal.net

BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


MALTZ Family #ukraine

Stanley H Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

I have been searching for members of the family of my greatgrandmother Ida
Hannah MALTZ who married my greatgrandfather Saul JANKOWSKY. They lived and
raised their family in Kiev and fled to the US ca 1881 to escape the pograms
there. I have identified Abraham Maltz as a probable brother. I am now
seeking to identify the Maltz parents to confirm this relationship. I would
appreciate any input that could help me in this effort. My information on
Abraham is summarized below:

1. _________ Maltz
2. Ida Hannah Maltz b.1836 Rus d.5/13/1913 NYC
Saul Jankowsky
2 Abraham Maltz b.ca 1832 d.6/1907 NYC
Abraham living with wife Frieda in 1900 US Census
Frieda (Frada) Friedman Maltz 63y Wid, died 9/13/1916, Kings #18899
3. Bernard Maltz, son, born Moses Barnett Maltz b.ca 1877 d.1/20/33
Lena Shereshafsky b.ca 1879 d.10/28/33 54y, m.6/13/1901 MC Kings 3704
Dad Hyman Shereshofsky d.1/31/1908
Mom Glicke Pomerantz with Bernard and Lena in the 1920 census
d.2/21/1942
Bernard living with his 3 sons and Frieda in 1910 US Census
1/30/08: Owned Paper Co.
4. Edward Maltz b.ca 1903 d.2/25/1990 87y
4. Ernest Maltz: b.ca 1905 d.ca 5/26/1994 89y FL
5. Richard Maltz
6. Anne Maltz
6. Sarah Maltz m.Foil
4. Albert Maltz b.12/31/1916 d.1/29/1985
3. Rose Maltz b.ca 1880 d.__/__/19__
Nathan Shapiro m.12/31/1893 Manhattan #277 Herman (Haim) Shapiro
MC registered in 1894, certificate could not be found.
4. Sarah Shapiro b.1/2/1895 d.__/__/19__
Joseph Sofnes m.12/31/1916
4. Irma Shapiro b.11/27/1898 d.5/1983 SSN issued NY
Arthur Flanders m.6/17/1921 Manhattan
5. Lila Flanders
4. Bernard Shapiro b.1900 d.__/__/19__
Rose Rachlin
5. Flora Shapiro
________ Wineberg
4. Albert Shapiro b.2/1910 May not have married
Mount Lebanon Cemetery: The Maltz family plot has the four graves listed
below.
They are part of a larger society - Shaari Torah of Flatbush at
(phone number deleted)
Buried in the same society, not in the family plot, are:
Ester Maltz (d.1955)
Jacob Maltz (d.1964)
Ida Maltz (d.1927)
Clara Maltz (d.1935)

Stanley H Judd Portola Valley, CA stanleyjudd@earthlink.net.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine MALTZ Family #ukraine

Stanley H Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

I have been searching for members of the family of my greatgrandmother Ida
Hannah MALTZ who married my greatgrandfather Saul JANKOWSKY. They lived and
raised their family in Kiev and fled to the US ca 1881 to escape the pograms
there. I have identified Abraham Maltz as a probable brother. I am now
seeking to identify the Maltz parents to confirm this relationship. I would
appreciate any input that could help me in this effort. My information on
Abraham is summarized below:

1. _________ Maltz
2. Ida Hannah Maltz b.1836 Rus d.5/13/1913 NYC
Saul Jankowsky
2 Abraham Maltz b.ca 1832 d.6/1907 NYC
Abraham living with wife Frieda in 1900 US Census
Frieda (Frada) Friedman Maltz 63y Wid, died 9/13/1916, Kings #18899
3. Bernard Maltz, son, born Moses Barnett Maltz b.ca 1877 d.1/20/33
Lena Shereshafsky b.ca 1879 d.10/28/33 54y, m.6/13/1901 MC Kings 3704
Dad Hyman Shereshofsky d.1/31/1908
Mom Glicke Pomerantz with Bernard and Lena in the 1920 census
d.2/21/1942
Bernard living with his 3 sons and Frieda in 1910 US Census
1/30/08: Owned Paper Co.
4. Edward Maltz b.ca 1903 d.2/25/1990 87y
4. Ernest Maltz: b.ca 1905 d.ca 5/26/1994 89y FL
5. Richard Maltz
6. Anne Maltz
6. Sarah Maltz m.Foil
4. Albert Maltz b.12/31/1916 d.1/29/1985
3. Rose Maltz b.ca 1880 d.__/__/19__
Nathan Shapiro m.12/31/1893 Manhattan #277 Herman (Haim) Shapiro
MC registered in 1894, certificate could not be found.
4. Sarah Shapiro b.1/2/1895 d.__/__/19__
Joseph Sofnes m.12/31/1916
4. Irma Shapiro b.11/27/1898 d.5/1983 SSN issued NY
Arthur Flanders m.6/17/1921 Manhattan
5. Lila Flanders
4. Bernard Shapiro b.1900 d.__/__/19__
Rose Rachlin
5. Flora Shapiro
________ Wineberg
4. Albert Shapiro b.2/1910 May not have married
Mount Lebanon Cemetery: The Maltz family plot has the four graves listed
below.
They are part of a larger society - Shaari Torah of Flatbush at
(phone number deleted)
Buried in the same society, not in the family plot, are:
Ester Maltz (d.1955)
Jacob Maltz (d.1964)
Ida Maltz (d.1927)
Clara Maltz (d.1935)

Stanley H Judd Portola Valley, CA stanleyjudd@earthlink.net.


Re: Turkish passports #germany

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

It is interesting to learn that some people actually chose Turkish
passports. I'm wondering where they were born. I am very acquainted with the
U.S. State Department records for Palestine. There is much diplomatic
correspondence between representatives of the Ottoman government and US
officials about this subject. Jews entering Palestine had been going to US
consular offices in Syria, Turkey and elsewhere to obtain a "United States
Protection" certificate. The Turks were furious about this because they saw
it as an insult.

The State Department material describes how Jews did all they could to avoid
Turkish citizenship. The US was not the only country offering protection
documents. I'd love to know more specifics about the topic. You can answer
privately.

Suzan Wynne Kensington, MD <srwynne@erols.com>


German SIG #Germany Re: Turkish passports #germany

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

It is interesting to learn that some people actually chose Turkish
passports. I'm wondering where they were born. I am very acquainted with the
U.S. State Department records for Palestine. There is much diplomatic
correspondence between representatives of the Ottoman government and US
officials about this subject. Jews entering Palestine had been going to US
consular offices in Syria, Turkey and elsewhere to obtain a "United States
Protection" certificate. The Turks were furious about this because they saw
it as an insult.

The State Department material describes how Jews did all they could to avoid
Turkish citizenship. The US was not the only country offering protection
documents. I'd love to know more specifics about the topic. You can answer
privately.

Suzan Wynne Kensington, MD <srwynne@erols.com>


Susan King #general

Judith Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

I would like to add my personal thank you for the remarkable accomplishment
of founding and guiding JewishGen. I thought all my father's family had
perished but because of your work I found a third cousin living five miles
from where I live and we have become very good friends. This is a true
gift.

I wish you every success, good health and happiness for the future.

Judy Wolkovitch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Susan King #general

Judith Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

I would like to add my personal thank you for the remarkable accomplishment
of founding and guiding JewishGen. I thought all my father's family had
perished but because of your work I found a third cousin living five miles
from where I live and we have become very good friends. This is a true
gift.

I wish you every success, good health and happiness for the future.

Judy Wolkovitch


Chicago conference updates #latvia

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are very pleased to let you all know that the Chicago 2008 program is now
available on the conference website. Go to www.Chicago2008.org and click on
the "Program" button on the left side of the home page. We believe that
this is a strong program with quite a number of new speakers and topics plus
many of those you have enjoyed and learned >from at past conferences. Just a
few of the areas to be covered include Midwestern Jewish genealogy research,
genetics and DNA, the newly available ITS records, Latin American research,
very remarkable SIG programming (including experts >from European archives)
and much more. We do expect some additional programs to be included in the
coming weeks -- so stay tuned. Please note that dates and times of some
sessions may change.

On March 28, during the IAJGS board meeting in Philadelphia (March 28-29), a
drawing was held to determine the winner of the free hotel room during the
conference. We thank all who registered for both the conference and hotel
room by March 15 in order to qualify; we thank the Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile for contributing this great prize. And, the winner is....
Barbara Freedman of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This will be
Barbara's sixth IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. We know
that you all join us in congratulating Barbara.

And, finally, just a reminder: early-bird registration ends on April 30.
Don't forget to register before then in order to enjoy the savings.

See you all in Chicago.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Chicago conference updates #scandinavia

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are very pleased to let you all know that the Chicago 2008 program is now
available on the conference website. Go to www.Chicago2008.org and click on
the "Program" button on the left side of the home page. We believe that
this is a strong program with quite a number of new speakers and topics plus
many of those you have enjoyed and learned >from at past conferences. Just a
few of the areas to be covered include Midwestern Jewish genealogy research,
genetics and DNA, the newly available ITS records, Latin American research,
very remarkable SIG programming (including experts >from European archives)
and much more. We do expect some additional programs to be included in the
coming weeks -- so stay tuned. Please note that dates and times of some
sessions may change.

On March 28, during the IAJGS board meeting in Philadelphia (March 28-29), a
drawing was held to determine the winner of the free hotel room during the
conference. We thank all who registered for both the conference and hotel
room by March 15 in order to qualify; we thank the Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile for contributing this great prize. And, the winner is....
Barbara Freedman of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This will be
Barbara's sixth IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. We know
that you all join us in congratulating Barbara.

And, finally, just a reminder: early-bird registration ends on April 30.
Don't forget to register before then in order to enjoy the savings.

See you all in Chicago.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Latvia SIG #Latvia Chicago conference updates #latvia

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are very pleased to let you all know that the Chicago 2008 program is now
available on the conference website. Go to www.Chicago2008.org and click on
the "Program" button on the left side of the home page. We believe that
this is a strong program with quite a number of new speakers and topics plus
many of those you have enjoyed and learned >from at past conferences. Just a
few of the areas to be covered include Midwestern Jewish genealogy research,
genetics and DNA, the newly available ITS records, Latin American research,
very remarkable SIG programming (including experts >from European archives)
and much more. We do expect some additional programs to be included in the
coming weeks -- so stay tuned. Please note that dates and times of some
sessions may change.

On March 28, during the IAJGS board meeting in Philadelphia (March 28-29), a
drawing was held to determine the winner of the free hotel room during the
conference. We thank all who registered for both the conference and hotel
room by March 15 in order to qualify; we thank the Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile for contributing this great prize. And, the winner is....
Barbara Freedman of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This will be
Barbara's sixth IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. We know
that you all join us in congratulating Barbara.

And, finally, just a reminder: early-bird registration ends on April 30.
Don't forget to register before then in order to enjoy the savings.

See you all in Chicago.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Chicago conference updates #scandinavia

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We are very pleased to let you all know that the Chicago 2008 program is now
available on the conference website. Go to www.Chicago2008.org and click on
the "Program" button on the left side of the home page. We believe that
this is a strong program with quite a number of new speakers and topics plus
many of those you have enjoyed and learned >from at past conferences. Just a
few of the areas to be covered include Midwestern Jewish genealogy research,
genetics and DNA, the newly available ITS records, Latin American research,
very remarkable SIG programming (including experts >from European archives)
and much more. We do expect some additional programs to be included in the
coming weeks -- so stay tuned. Please note that dates and times of some
sessions may change.

On March 28, during the IAJGS board meeting in Philadelphia (March 28-29), a
drawing was held to determine the winner of the free hotel room during the
conference. We thank all who registered for both the conference and hotel
room by March 15 in order to qualify; we thank the Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile for contributing this great prize. And, the winner is....
Barbara Freedman of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This will be
Barbara's sixth IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. We know
that you all join us in congratulating Barbara.

And, finally, just a reminder: early-bird registration ends on April 30.
Don't forget to register before then in order to enjoy the savings.

See you all in Chicago.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs