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Thank you, Dave #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

As one who has greatly appreciated the work that Dave Fox has done for all
of us who subscribe to the Belarus SIG, I want to say 'THANK YOU" and
"SORRY" that some Siggers have abused you. Good luck to you and your wife
in this new era of your lives together.

Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thank you, Dave #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

As one who has greatly appreciated the work that Dave Fox has done for all
of us who subscribe to the Belarus SIG, I want to say 'THANK YOU" and
"SORRY" that some Siggers have abused you. Good luck to you and your wife
in this new era of your lives together.

Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


Re: Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately #belarus

Larry Gaum <lgaum@...>
 

I would like to personally thank David for his devotion and dedication to
the Belarus SIG and the many, long, unpaid hours he gave to our
organization.
In several instances, when I had contact with him on a one-to-one basis, I
found David to be kind, considerate, helpful and friendly. His bottom line
was always the Belarus SIG and he took nothing for himself. I've never met
David, but I have a great deal of respect for him and I want to wish him
good health and good luck in his future endeavors. I hope he is only
stepping down as coordinator and will still be one of our active members.
Thank you David
Dr. Larry Gaum


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately #belarus

Larry Gaum <lgaum@...>
 

I would like to personally thank David for his devotion and dedication to
the Belarus SIG and the many, long, unpaid hours he gave to our
organization.
In several instances, when I had contact with him on a one-to-one basis, I
found David to be kind, considerate, helpful and friendly. His bottom line
was always the Belarus SIG and he took nothing for himself. I've never met
David, but I have a great deal of respect for him and I want to wish him
good health and good luck in his future endeavors. I hope he is only
stepping down as coordinator and will still be one of our active members.
Thank you David
Dr. Larry Gaum


re research in Ukraine and Poland #ukraine

Joanne Saltman <js24saltman@...>
 

The best way to get research data is to join a Shtetl group-a group of
people who are researching the same area. You can pool your resources and
get information for a list of names for that area. The archivists from
these areas have told us that many of these records are old and in poor
condition-consequently they do not want to research them often. They would
prefer we purchase large groups of records or have a list of names >from a
particular area. If you don't see a special interest group for your
town-start one-the JGFF can give you the names of others researching your
area-and select several towns in the vicinity because not only did our
ancestors move around a lot-but often they would be registered in one town
and living in another. Or often the records for a group of towns would be
in the largest town in the district.
Joanne Saltman
Volhynia coordinator


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine re research in Ukraine and Poland #ukraine

Joanne Saltman <js24saltman@...>
 

The best way to get research data is to join a Shtetl group-a group of
people who are researching the same area. You can pool your resources and
get information for a list of names for that area. The archivists from
these areas have told us that many of these records are old and in poor
condition-consequently they do not want to research them often. They would
prefer we purchase large groups of records or have a list of names >from a
particular area. If you don't see a special interest group for your
town-start one-the JGFF can give you the names of others researching your
area-and select several towns in the vicinity because not only did our
ancestors move around a lot-but often they would be registered in one town
and living in another. Or often the records for a group of towns would be
in the largest town in the district.
Joanne Saltman
Volhynia coordinator


Deciphering places; Matzva Confusion and Av Beit Din of Checiny #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>
 

Dear Group ~

Before I proceed with my questions I want to take a moment to give a very
warm thanks to all of you who have responded to my preious querys; the time
you have spend to help with translations and make suggestions and provide
guidance had been phenomenal; very hepful and incredible appreciated. In
many cases you have been the reasons that my research has progressed and I
am truly greatful.
That being said I hope the following requests will be of a much easier caliber.

1)A Russian govt document >from the late 1800s was translated for me with the
following information:

Keletskoy Gubernia; Sipushey or Onpushsky uezed and city of Oipusha or
Onpucha.
The closest I could come was Opoczna in Kielce.
Does that make sense or am I missing semething?

2)I have a postcard written by my ggg grandfather in which he signs it "son
of the Gaon HaTzaddik SheHaya Av Beis Din Checiny" which means "son of the
Chief Rabinic Judge of Checiny". Is anyone aware as to how I might be able
to trace who this Chief Rabbi might be? He lived >from the late 1700s to
sometime in the 1800s (dates unsure).

I anyone familiar with a book called "Slownik Historii Kielckich Zydow"
writtten by Krzysztof Urbanski and Rafal Blumenfeld? It has been suggested
that I might find some answers in this book and I'm wondering if anyone
might have it in his posession or have a suggestion as to where to locate
it.

3) The matzva of this Rabbi's granddaughter reads: Leah bat shin shin
R'Israel Icyk grandson of the genius Rabbi shin shin R'Shimon haTzaddek.
Any suggestions as to the meaning of the "shin shins"?

Thank you, as always for your time and help.

Best regards,
Linda Silverman Shefler
linsilv@nc.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Deciphering places; Matzva Confusion and Av Beit Din of Checiny #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>
 

Dear Group ~

Before I proceed with my questions I want to take a moment to give a very
warm thanks to all of you who have responded to my preious querys; the time
you have spend to help with translations and make suggestions and provide
guidance had been phenomenal; very hepful and incredible appreciated. In
many cases you have been the reasons that my research has progressed and I
am truly greatful.
That being said I hope the following requests will be of a much easier caliber.

1)A Russian govt document >from the late 1800s was translated for me with the
following information:

Keletskoy Gubernia; Sipushey or Onpushsky uezed and city of Oipusha or
Onpucha.
The closest I could come was Opoczna in Kielce.
Does that make sense or am I missing semething?

2)I have a postcard written by my ggg grandfather in which he signs it "son
of the Gaon HaTzaddik SheHaya Av Beis Din Checiny" which means "son of the
Chief Rabinic Judge of Checiny". Is anyone aware as to how I might be able
to trace who this Chief Rabbi might be? He lived >from the late 1700s to
sometime in the 1800s (dates unsure).

I anyone familiar with a book called "Slownik Historii Kielckich Zydow"
writtten by Krzysztof Urbanski and Rafal Blumenfeld? It has been suggested
that I might find some answers in this book and I'm wondering if anyone
might have it in his posession or have a suggestion as to where to locate
it.

3) The matzva of this Rabbi's granddaughter reads: Leah bat shin shin
R'Israel Icyk grandson of the genius Rabbi shin shin R'Shimon haTzaddek.
Any suggestions as to the meaning of the "shin shins"?

Thank you, as always for your time and help.

Best regards,
Linda Silverman Shefler
linsilv@nc.rr.com


Thank you on Canton Ohio assistance #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Several days ago I posted an inquiry regarding how to find out if Elias
Perlo who had lived in Canton Ohio had died there- any information about his
life while living there--Within 24 hours 5 wonderful JewishGenners had
offered help with the e-mails of the local resources, offering to obtain the
death certificate - one of whom even knew where this person was buried-
serendipitously having his cousin buried in the same area of the cemetery.
Until this occurred we only had family lore that he in fact lived in Canton
and did not know if he died there. This was so overwhelmingly generous for
all who contacted me-- even though I have sent e-mails to those who
contacted me I wanted everyone to know publicly how gracious and giving
these JewishGenners are.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

Searching:
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK, SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA,
ASZ, WAPNIARZ -- Lomza & Stawiski, Poland
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK/ZSUPNIK, Presov,Slovakia; Szivdnik; Sebes Kellemes,
Hungary (Sarisske Luky, Slovakia) Salgo, Hungary
MEISELS, SEGAL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Poland GUTFARB -- Zambrow, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you on Canton Ohio assistance #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Several days ago I posted an inquiry regarding how to find out if Elias
Perlo who had lived in Canton Ohio had died there- any information about his
life while living there--Within 24 hours 5 wonderful JewishGenners had
offered help with the e-mails of the local resources, offering to obtain the
death certificate - one of whom even knew where this person was buried-
serendipitously having his cousin buried in the same area of the cemetery.
Until this occurred we only had family lore that he in fact lived in Canton
and did not know if he died there. This was so overwhelmingly generous for
all who contacted me-- even though I have sent e-mails to those who
contacted me I wanted everyone to know publicly how gracious and giving
these JewishGenners are.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

Searching:
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK, SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA,
ASZ, WAPNIARZ -- Lomza & Stawiski, Poland
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK/ZSUPNIK, Presov,Slovakia; Szivdnik; Sebes Kellemes,
Hungary (Sarisske Luky, Slovakia) Salgo, Hungary
MEISELS, SEGAL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine
KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-- Sochaczew, Poland GUTFARB -- Zambrow, Poland


ROITMAN / TISHKOWSKY #general

Paul Buch <pbuch@...>
 

I any searching for any information of the family of the noted synagogue
cantor David Roitman, his son (?) Cantor Leo Roitman and his nephew (?)
Cantor Aaron Tishkowsky. The latter two lived in southern California in
the 1950s and 60s, Tishkowsky having come >from Cleveland where he served
in the 40s. Any leads appreciated.

Cantor Paul Buch
Temple Beth Israel
Pomona, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROITMAN / TISHKOWSKY #general

Paul Buch <pbuch@...>
 

I any searching for any information of the family of the noted synagogue
cantor David Roitman, his son (?) Cantor Leo Roitman and his nephew (?)
Cantor Aaron Tishkowsky. The latter two lived in southern California in
the 1950s and 60s, Tishkowsky having come >from Cleveland where he served
in the 40s. Any leads appreciated.

Cantor Paul Buch
Temple Beth Israel
Pomona, CA


Eastern LI Mental Institution #general

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Hello all;

I've got a problem that I hope someone can help me with.

I am trying to obtain information about a woman who was institutionalized
somewhere in the period of 1915 - 1920 on eastern Long Island. The name of
the institution is unknown, but the person in question died while a patient
(probably in the 1950's or 60's) and is buried in the Institution's own
graveyard. Her name was Rose Klein nee Kramer, and she was born in 1891.

We believe she suffered >from Post-partum depression after the birth of her
second child, and her husband placed her in an institution shortly
thereafter, where she remained the remainder of her life. It is presumed to
be a mental institution.

Since she had no SS #, is not in a known cemetery and there was no known
next of kin involved, it is hard to find information about her.

Would anyone know of a mental institution on eastern Long Island that would
have existed in 1915 to 1920 and which has its own cemetery? Or can anyone
tell me how to locate this information?

Thank you for any help or insight you may be able to shed on this problem.

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Eastern LI Mental Institution #general

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Hello all;

I've got a problem that I hope someone can help me with.

I am trying to obtain information about a woman who was institutionalized
somewhere in the period of 1915 - 1920 on eastern Long Island. The name of
the institution is unknown, but the person in question died while a patient
(probably in the 1950's or 60's) and is buried in the Institution's own
graveyard. Her name was Rose Klein nee Kramer, and she was born in 1891.

We believe she suffered >from Post-partum depression after the birth of her
second child, and her husband placed her in an institution shortly
thereafter, where she remained the remainder of her life. It is presumed to
be a mental institution.

Since she had no SS #, is not in a known cemetery and there was no known
next of kin involved, it is hard to find information about her.

Would anyone know of a mental institution on eastern Long Island that would
have existed in 1915 to 1920 and which has its own cemetery? Or can anyone
tell me how to locate this information?

Thank you for any help or insight you may be able to shed on this problem.

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@comcast.net


Military service in Russia? #general

Elsebeth Paikin <jgsdk_ep@...>
 

Does anyone have a suggestion for where to find the rules
and regulations for the military service of Jews in Russia.
We all hear about the 25 years .... but I know of one emigre
who had served 7 years and were then free to settle whereever
he wanted and also to travel out of the country....

I would like to know the years of the laws passed with regards
to this topic.

I have tried to find the information in Dubnow: "History of the Jews
in Poland and Russia", but besides the first law in the 1820ies
I can't find any mention of the later reduction of years of service.
Can anyone help?

Thanking you in advance

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's SCANDINAVIA SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


Mutual Kiev Society #general

Lois <loisgk@...>
 

I am seeking information on the Mutual Kiev Burial Society in New York City
for the years 1885 to 1925. Who were the members, where were they from?
Thank you,
Lois Kahn
loisgk@adelphia.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Military service in Russia? #general

Elsebeth Paikin <jgsdk_ep@...>
 

Does anyone have a suggestion for where to find the rules
and regulations for the military service of Jews in Russia.
We all hear about the 25 years .... but I know of one emigre
who had served 7 years and were then free to settle whereever
he wanted and also to travel out of the country....

I would like to know the years of the laws passed with regards
to this topic.

I have tried to find the information in Dubnow: "History of the Jews
in Poland and Russia", but besides the first law in the 1820ies
I can't find any mention of the later reduction of years of service.
Can anyone help?

Thanking you in advance

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's SCANDINAVIA SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mutual Kiev Society #general

Lois <loisgk@...>
 

I am seeking information on the Mutual Kiev Burial Society in New York City
for the years 1885 to 1925. Who were the members, where were they from?
Thank you,
Lois Kahn
loisgk@adelphia.net


Two versions of surname MELNIK #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Whenever I see documents on-line >from Minsk Gubernya that include the
surname MELNIK, I find two spellings, the former and MEL'NIK. Does anyone
know what the apostrophized version indicates?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two versions of surname MELNIK #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Whenever I see documents on-line >from Minsk Gubernya that include the
surname MELNIK, I find two spellings, the former and MEL'NIK. Does anyone
know what the apostrophized version indicates?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ