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Researching VOGEL/FOGEL in Galicia #galicia

EdVMain@...
 

I don't have a lot of information. My grandfather, Bennie Fogel according to
my late father, Bennie Vogel according to the 1920 census, arrived in NY in
1904. I have not been able to find him or my grandmother, Dora, Deborah,
Dvorah, or something like that, in the passenger lists. A cousin recently
told me that they may have come >from Tarnopol, though I'm not sure if he
referred to the town or the district. I'm hoping that Gesher Galicia will
put me on the right track. I'm interested in the Breweries discussion.
After my father passed away, my uncle (also deceased now), told me that my
grandfather ran a speakeasy in NY during Prohibition. Perhaps he gained his
experience in the old country.

Ed Vogel
Suffern, NY
Reply to: <edvmain@...>

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Researching VOGEL/FOGEL in Galicia #galicia

EdVMain@...
 

I don't have a lot of information. My grandfather, Bennie Fogel according to
my late father, Bennie Vogel according to the 1920 census, arrived in NY in
1904. I have not been able to find him or my grandmother, Dora, Deborah,
Dvorah, or something like that, in the passenger lists. A cousin recently
told me that they may have come >from Tarnopol, though I'm not sure if he
referred to the town or the district. I'm hoping that Gesher Galicia will
put me on the right track. I'm interested in the Breweries discussion.
After my father passed away, my uncle (also deceased now), told me that my
grandfather ran a speakeasy in NY during Prohibition. Perhaps he gained his
experience in the old country.

Ed Vogel
Suffern, NY
Reply to: <edvmain@...>

New York Jewish Press #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...>
 

I would like to pass on a little known weekly source which focuses
on rabbinic genealogy which RavSIGgers may not be aware of, the New
York Jewish Press's "Machberes" column, which is subtitled "News of
the Yeshivish and Chasidishe World." The January 3 edition, for
example, contains not only a list of about one hundred rabbis
attending the annual Agudat Israel of America convention, but
focuses on two rabbinical families which originated in Matersdorf.
It first notes a compilation of customs of the Jewish community of
Matersdorf written by Rabbi Yechiel Goldhaber, and notes that he is
the son of R. Shlomo Goldhaber, and also the son-in-law of R. Bunim
Yoel Toiseg of Jerusalem, son of R. Yisrael Toiseg (d. 1967).
R. Yisrael, it further states, was the son-in-law of R. Yosef
Pressburger (d. 1923), the son-in-law of R. Aaron Singer (d. 1868).

The column further notes that R. Moses Sofer (1762-1839), the famous
Chasam Sofer was the Rabbi of Matersdorf >from 1797-1806, and that
the Chasam Sofer's son R. Shimon Sofer (1821-1883) also served as
rabbi of the community. It states that another rabbi of the
community was the Chasam Sofer's son-in-law, Rabbi Dov Ehrenfeld
(d. 1821), whose son was R. Shmuel Ehrenfeld (1835-1878),
grandfather of R. Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld (1859-1926), father of
R. Shmuel Ehrenfeld (1891-1980), father of R. Simcha Bunim
Ehrenfeld, who currently resides in Boro Park. Additional
biographical material is included.

This type of extensive background genealogical material is not
unusual for the column.

Larry Tauber

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic New York Jewish Press #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...>
 

I would like to pass on a little known weekly source which focuses
on rabbinic genealogy which RavSIGgers may not be aware of, the New
York Jewish Press's "Machberes" column, which is subtitled "News of
the Yeshivish and Chasidishe World." The January 3 edition, for
example, contains not only a list of about one hundred rabbis
attending the annual Agudat Israel of America convention, but
focuses on two rabbinical families which originated in Matersdorf.
It first notes a compilation of customs of the Jewish community of
Matersdorf written by Rabbi Yechiel Goldhaber, and notes that he is
the son of R. Shlomo Goldhaber, and also the son-in-law of R. Bunim
Yoel Toiseg of Jerusalem, son of R. Yisrael Toiseg (d. 1967).
R. Yisrael, it further states, was the son-in-law of R. Yosef
Pressburger (d. 1923), the son-in-law of R. Aaron Singer (d. 1868).

The column further notes that R. Moses Sofer (1762-1839), the famous
Chasam Sofer was the Rabbi of Matersdorf >from 1797-1806, and that
the Chasam Sofer's son R. Shimon Sofer (1821-1883) also served as
rabbi of the community. It states that another rabbi of the
community was the Chasam Sofer's son-in-law, Rabbi Dov Ehrenfeld
(d. 1821), whose son was R. Shmuel Ehrenfeld (1835-1878),
grandfather of R. Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld (1859-1926), father of
R. Shmuel Ehrenfeld (1891-1980), father of R. Simcha Bunim
Ehrenfeld, who currently resides in Boro Park. Additional
biographical material is included.

This type of extensive background genealogical material is not
unusual for the column.

Larry Tauber

question about place of origin #germany

Moira LeBlanc <kenmoira.todd@...>
 

Hello all,
I wonder if anyone can tell me if Franconia and Bavaria were in the same
area in the 1815-1829 time period? Was it connected to Prussia?
Thanks for any help

Moira LeBlanc-Todd in Montreal Canada kenmoira.todd@...

MODERATOR NOTE: In response to this question I did some browsing for a maps
which show the present state (Lande) boundries within today's Germany.

Three I found which might be helpful are at:
<http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/germany.jpg>
<http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/germany_rel_94.jpg>
<http://wwwtc.nhmccd.cc.tx.us/people/crf01/maps/germany.gif>

German SIG #Germany question about place of origin #germany

Moira LeBlanc <kenmoira.todd@...>
 

Hello all,
I wonder if anyone can tell me if Franconia and Bavaria were in the same
area in the 1815-1829 time period? Was it connected to Prussia?
Thanks for any help

Moira LeBlanc-Todd in Montreal Canada kenmoira.todd@...

MODERATOR NOTE: In response to this question I did some browsing for a maps
which show the present state (Lande) boundries within today's Germany.

Three I found which might be helpful are at:
<http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/germany.jpg>
<http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/germany_rel_94.jpg>
<http://wwwtc.nhmccd.cc.tx.us/people/crf01/maps/germany.gif>

HALPERN Rabbis #rabbinic

schwartzs <jschwart@...>
 

I am seeking information about the HALPERN family of rabbis
associated with R' Noach of Belitsa and his son R' Yehuda Leib
(Belitsa) and my great great grandfather R' Yaakov Meir of Woronova
(Voronova) as well as the father-in-law of R' Yaakov Meir -- R'
Joseph of Zabludow (Zabludova). My great grandfather was R' Yehuda
(Leib?) of Jalowka (Yaluvka). His brother was R' SHLOSBERG of
Manchester England. Any information about their relatives or
antecedents would be gratefully appreciated. I understand that the
name HALPERN might also have been spelled in alternate manners;
i.e., HEILPRIN, HALPERIN, etc.

Sincerely
Jonathan M Schwartz
Nashville, Tennessee

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic HALPERN Rabbis #rabbinic

schwartzs <jschwart@...>
 

I am seeking information about the HALPERN family of rabbis
associated with R' Noach of Belitsa and his son R' Yehuda Leib
(Belitsa) and my great great grandfather R' Yaakov Meir of Woronova
(Voronova) as well as the father-in-law of R' Yaakov Meir -- R'
Joseph of Zabludow (Zabludova). My great grandfather was R' Yehuda
(Leib?) of Jalowka (Yaluvka). His brother was R' SHLOSBERG of
Manchester England. Any information about their relatives or
antecedents would be gratefully appreciated. I understand that the
name HALPERN might also have been spelled in alternate manners;
i.e., HEILPRIN, HALPERIN, etc.

Sincerely
Jonathan M Schwartz
Nashville, Tennessee

PEKER ..... DNA results #ukraine

AGeffner@...
 

Hello,
My family... PEKER..... >from Rokitnoye, 60 miles south of Kiev....
We have DNA results, done by the FAMILY TREE DNA....
If any of you PEKERS out there would like to take a shot at having the DNA
testing done ( it's very easy)...... we might find a match.... which would
mean, a common male ancestor..... fabulous !!!!!


Thanks,
Doris Becker (PEKER) Geffner
Long Island New York..........
ageffner@...

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine PEKER ..... DNA results #ukraine

AGeffner@...
 

Hello,
My family... PEKER..... >from Rokitnoye, 60 miles south of Kiev....
We have DNA results, done by the FAMILY TREE DNA....
If any of you PEKERS out there would like to take a shot at having the DNA
testing done ( it's very easy)...... we might find a match.... which would
mean, a common male ancestor..... fabulous !!!!!


Thanks,
Doris Becker (PEKER) Geffner
Long Island New York..........
ageffner@...

Re: Aramaic Katubot- Not Yiddish or Hebrew! #poland

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

For general information in reading ketubot: A contract is a contract....
My understanding of Aramaic is not so great either, but it is common
knowledge of the legalistic form used and
the details should be extractable as "non-standard" items. Any competant
rabbi can probably tell you the terms
and read out the names, dates, etc. Consult your local Rav.
Avigdor Ben-Dov


Just wanted to let you know that I have been set straight and I now know
the katubot on VM2038 is written in Aramaic, not Yiddish or Hebrew. Of
course, it goes without saying, I can't read Aramaic either!


Best regards,

Connie Fisher Newhan

JRI Poland #Poland Re: Aramaic Katubot- Not Yiddish or Hebrew! #poland

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

For general information in reading ketubot: A contract is a contract....
My understanding of Aramaic is not so great either, but it is common
knowledge of the legalistic form used and
the details should be extractable as "non-standard" items. Any competant
rabbi can probably tell you the terms
and read out the names, dates, etc. Consult your local Rav.
Avigdor Ben-Dov


Just wanted to let you know that I have been set straight and I now know
the katubot on VM2038 is written in Aramaic, not Yiddish or Hebrew. Of
course, it goes without saying, I can't read Aramaic either!


Best regards,

Connie Fisher Newhan

RING located in Krakow Orphanage - Cross Post #poland

adamsny@...
 

Dear Subscribers,

This is a cross-post to JRI-Poland and JewishGen Discussion Group.

Having received emails through the years >from those of you searching the surname
RING, I thought I would share the information (below) with you. It was received
yesterday due to several inquiries regarding one of our RING ancestors having
been in an orphange in Poland. Although it could be one of our ancestors I do
not recognize the name and there is not enough information yet to prove it is.
Therefore, I felt I would share it with other RING researchers in the event they
are looking for this individual.

Dear Mrs Nancy,

We have found the following information in our
archives:
Rachela RING was born in May 1884 - Israelite. She
came to our convent in Kraków >from Wiesio³ka near Nowy
S¹cz. She stayed in our convent as a catechumen since
30 of April 1901 to 18 of November 1901. This day she
went away and there is no information where she went.
That is all we have in our documents.
s.Alina Ploszczyca

Good luck to all of you in your research.
Nancy Ring Kendrick
Daytona Beach, FL
bogus@...
adamsny@...
Searching BLOCH and RING in and around Bielsko-Biala, Poland.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome=1041854711

JRI Poland #Poland RING located in Krakow Orphanage - Cross Post #poland

adamsny@...
 

Dear Subscribers,

This is a cross-post to JRI-Poland and JewishGen Discussion Group.

Having received emails through the years >from those of you searching the surname
RING, I thought I would share the information (below) with you. It was received
yesterday due to several inquiries regarding one of our RING ancestors having
been in an orphange in Poland. Although it could be one of our ancestors I do
not recognize the name and there is not enough information yet to prove it is.
Therefore, I felt I would share it with other RING researchers in the event they
are looking for this individual.

Dear Mrs Nancy,

We have found the following information in our
archives:
Rachela RING was born in May 1884 - Israelite. She
came to our convent in Kraków >from Wiesio³ka near Nowy
S¹cz. She stayed in our convent as a catechumen since
30 of April 1901 to 18 of November 1901. This day she
went away and there is no information where she went.
That is all we have in our documents.
s.Alina Ploszczyca

Good luck to all of you in your research.
Nancy Ring Kendrick
Daytona Beach, FL
bogus@...
adamsny@...
Searching BLOCH and RING in and around Bielsko-Biala, Poland.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome=1041854711

Yiskor Translation Please #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I have posted VM Image 2047. It is >from the Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre. There is an excerpt about my aunt Luba Fischer at the bottom of pg.4781. I really know nothing about her other than she was in the Yiddish Theatre, as were my gparents Herman Fischer and Liza Barska-Fischer,and another aunt Anna, and that at the time of the war she was married to Polish actor Jacek Woszczerowicz. I would not presume to ask for a full translation, but if anyone could just give me the details of what it says, I would be very appreciative.


Please respond directly to me at ylca87@...

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY (Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM, COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN. NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL (Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ

Re: An obituary in the Toronto Star #poland

Shlomo Wygodny <wygodny@...>
 

Can someone read the birth record of Chaja WYGODNY >from 1884, which is
cut into two pieces:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2050
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2051

And tell me:
1. Why is there no father mentioned?
2. What is the age of the mother (Ruchla)?

Please answer to wygodny@... .
Thanks!

- Shlomo Wygodny, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Researching:
WYGODNY Everywhere
HENDEL Lipno Poland
OBERLANDER and SCHREIER Drogobych Ukraine
PINCZEWSKI Lodz Poland

JRI Poland #Poland Yiskor Translation Please #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I have posted VM Image 2047. It is >from the Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre. There is an excerpt about my aunt Luba Fischer at the bottom of pg.4781. I really know nothing about her other than she was in the Yiddish Theatre, as were my gparents Herman Fischer and Liza Barska-Fischer,and another aunt Anna, and that at the time of the war she was married to Polish actor Jacek Woszczerowicz. I would not presume to ask for a full translation, but if anyone could just give me the details of what it says, I would be very appreciative.


Please respond directly to me at ylca87@...

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY (Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER, HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM, COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN. NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore), GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL (Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ

JRI Poland #Poland RE: An obituary in the Toronto Star #poland

Shlomo Wygodny <wygodny@...>
 

Can someone read the birth record of Chaja WYGODNY >from 1884, which is
cut into two pieces:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2050
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2051

And tell me:
1. Why is there no father mentioned?
2. What is the age of the mother (Ruchla)?

Please answer to wygodny@... .
Thanks!

- Shlomo Wygodny, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Researching:
WYGODNY Everywhere
HENDEL Lipno Poland
OBERLANDER and SCHREIER Drogobych Ukraine
PINCZEWSKI Lodz Poland

Lublin PSA Project Raises $6469 by December 31st!!! #poland

RobinnM@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

Thanks to a great response >from YOU, we have raised another $893 for the
Lublin PSA Project just since Thanksgiving/Chanukah. We have now raised an
amazing $6469 of the $8000 it cost the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
project to obtain the indexes for the Lublin Jewish vital records for
1870-1900. Thank you for your generous help to preserve the names of our
Lublin ancestors!

There are over 48,000 individual births, deaths and marriages contained in
these indices... which were originally written in Russian Cyrillic. This is
the first time that they are available to a non-Russian reader... and since
the 19th century registrars included the parents' names in the Lublin
indexes... the Lublin PSA Indexes make working on your tree incredibly
efficient.

This is an incredible accomplishment... but we're not done! If you thought
of making a donation but didn't get around to it before December 31st...
here's another opportunity to do it now!

Donations of $150 or more and a signed Lublin database sharing agreement make
you eligible to obtain the EXCEL spreadsheets of the Lublin index data
(1870-1900) for your own personal use.

Donations can be accepted by check, VISA or MasterCard! Please earmark your
contribution for the "Lublin City PSA project". Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Rd
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa and MasterCard contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261.
Or print out the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by
clicking on the VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is
also (301) 341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.) For
selected countries, JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's
local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland contributions web page for the
list of countries. If your country is not on the list, and you do not wish
to pay by credit card, please contact JRI-Poland Treasurer, Sheila Salo, for
further help. The web site address is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/contrib-non-us.htm

Thanks for your help in this important work. If you have any questions or
comments, please contact me at: RobinnM@...

Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@...

Biala Podlaska Project Needs Your Help! #poland

RobinnM@...
 

I have agreed to become the Biala Podlaska Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, hoping
to get the Biala Podlaska vital record indexes (years which the Mormons
microfilmed) typed up and added to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
database.

I am not researching this town myself... just trying to help Biala
researchers have better access to this data, so I hope you will all join me
by contributing to this project in some way. My goal is to help organize
YOU, not to do the work myself... this approach has already worked for
Dubienka and is currently working for Wlodawa, so here's my hand at a bigger
town!

Ready?
Here is how you can help:

1) There are pages in Russian which need to be typed. If you can read
Cyrillic and are willing to volunteer to type up the 1867-1877 vital record
indexes, please contact me immediately. If I cannot find a volunteer
immediately, I propose that we raise the $300 needed to pay to have the work
done.

2) Many of the Polish language index pages have been photocopied and are
ready for volunteers to type them up. No knowledge of Polish is necessary,
just a computer with a spreadsheet program, and a willingness to try to read
some 19th century writers' handwriting! I can teach you how... I have three
volunteers already, but need many more, so please consider taking a piece to
type up in your spare time. If you tell me how many hours you're willing to
commit, I'll send you an appropriately sized piece.

I find that beginners can type about 50 entries an hour, after some
experience, it quickly improves to 100 entries an hour. Please consider
offering 6-8 hours to start.

3) We will need to raise more funds to photocopy additional indexes. I am
still familiarizing myself with the work that was begun, so I am creating a
list of years to be photocopied, and which films they are found on. Please
consider a donation to the Biala Podlaska Shtetl CO-OP project to cover my
actual photocoping and mailing costs. I believe we will need to raise about
$300 to cover the cost of this project, and hope to have a firmer estimate
soon.

4) There is an exciting project underway to computerize the 1939 Biala
Podlaska Census which provides a rare glimpse into this critical historical
period. The project cost $1000 to complete and $200 has been raised to date.
The JRI-Poland treasury paid for the transcription expecting to raise the
funds >from Biala researchers. This is a unique project and Biala researchers
are fortunate to have this resource almost at hand. Please give generously
to this project right away!

In summary, you can give to the Biala LDS/Shtetl CO-OP project and to the
Biala 1939 project by making a donation to JRI-Poland and earmarking your
donation for either or both of these projects. Here are the details of how
to make a donation.

Donations of any size are gratefully accepted, and donations to JRI-Poland
are tax-deductible for US taxpayers.

Donations can be accepted by check, VISA or MasterCard! Please earmark your
contribution for the "Biala Podlaska 1939 Census Project" and/or the "Biala
Podlaska LDS/Shtetl CO-OP Project". Mail checks to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo
5607 Greenleaf Rd
Cheverly, MD 20785
USA

Visa and MasterCard contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261.
Or print out the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by
clicking on the VISA Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is
also (301) 341-1261. (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.) For
selected countries, JRI-Poland is able to accept bank drafts in a donor's
local currency. Please check the JRI-Poland contributions web page for the
list of countries. If your country is not on the list, and you do not wish
to pay by credit card, please contact JRI-Poland Treasurer, Sheila Salo, for
further help. The web site address is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/contrib-non-us.htm

Thanks for your help in this important work. If you have any questions or
comments, please contact me at: RobinnM@...

And, finally, please remember that the Biala LDS/Shtetl CO-OP project can
only succeed if you volunteer to help in some way. Please volunteer today!

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@...