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Finding Cities of Origin #general

silberman@...
 

My ancestors came to the US in the 1880s. In three of the four cases I
have a country of origin but no idea of the city! What I am searching
is as follows:

Abramson Russia
Silberman Romania
Collins Russia

I've been unable to locate any immigration records for these folk and no
city or area which sort of dead ends my search. Does anyone have a clue
as to how I might proceed?

Thanks,

Stephen Silberman
silberman@earthlink.net


Help needed in Paris! #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear All,

I am in need of another member of the Rom-SIG who would be willing to
spend an hour or two at the Rom-SIG table with me, at the SIG Fair on
Sunday afternoon, July 15, >from 2 till 4:20 pm.

As I must cover two SIGS I will be most grateful for any assistance.

Rosanne Leeson
Palo ALto, CA USA
Co-Coordinator
Rom-SIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Cities of Origin #general

silberman@...
 

My ancestors came to the US in the 1880s. In three of the four cases I
have a country of origin but no idea of the city! What I am searching
is as follows:

Abramson Russia
Silberman Romania
Collins Russia

I've been unable to locate any immigration records for these folk and no
city or area which sort of dead ends my search. Does anyone have a clue
as to how I might proceed?

Thanks,

Stephen Silberman
silberman@earthlink.net


Romania SIG #Romania Help needed in Paris! #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear All,

I am in need of another member of the Rom-SIG who would be willing to
spend an hour or two at the Rom-SIG table with me, at the SIG Fair on
Sunday afternoon, July 15, >from 2 till 4:20 pm.

As I must cover two SIGS I will be most grateful for any assistance.

Rosanne Leeson
Palo ALto, CA USA
Co-Coordinator
Rom-SIG


Help with occupation in Polish #general

Peggy Morrow
 

My great-great grandfather's occupation is "ubogi wyrobnik" in 1881 Polish.

The literal translation seems to be "poor laborer" but I am wondering if the
two words together had a different meaning?

Thank you for your help!

Peggy Morrow
Hoffman Estates, IL
Researching BRETTSCHNEIDER BRETSZNEIDER BRETT SCHNEIDER GELLER ZIMMERMAN
from Korolowka (Oleyovo-Korolevka Ukraine), Galicia and St. Louis; MORROWITZ
MOROVITZ MORROW GOLDSTEIN >from Iasi, Romania and Philadelphia; KORNFIELD
KORNFELD CORNFIELD >from Bardejov, Slovakia and Chicago; EDELMAN from
Hungary, Cleveland and Chicago; NEWMAN, BLOOM, BLUM >from Hungary, Chicago,
and McKeesport PA; KRAMER >from Rzeszow, Poland, Chicago, and Springfield OH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with occupation in Polish #general

Peggy Morrow
 

My great-great grandfather's occupation is "ubogi wyrobnik" in 1881 Polish.

The literal translation seems to be "poor laborer" but I am wondering if the
two words together had a different meaning?

Thank you for your help!

Peggy Morrow
Hoffman Estates, IL
Researching BRETTSCHNEIDER BRETSZNEIDER BRETT SCHNEIDER GELLER ZIMMERMAN
from Korolowka (Oleyovo-Korolevka Ukraine), Galicia and St. Louis; MORROWITZ
MOROVITZ MORROW GOLDSTEIN >from Iasi, Romania and Philadelphia; KORNFIELD
KORNFELD CORNFIELD >from Bardejov, Slovakia and Chicago; EDELMAN from
Hungary, Cleveland and Chicago; NEWMAN, BLOOM, BLUM >from Hungary, Chicago,
and McKeesport PA; KRAMER >from Rzeszow, Poland, Chicago, and Springfield OH


BRODSKY, Kiev #general

Tamar Gold <trgold@...>
 

Looking for exact details of how the wife of Marc Chagall, V. BRODSKY
(?second wife) traced back to the famous wealthy Brodsky family of Kiev.

Any biographical and family information would be appreciated.

Thanks

Neil Rosenstein
Please respond to neilgenealogy@gmail.com only. Thank you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BRODSKY, Kiev #general

Tamar Gold <trgold@...>
 

Looking for exact details of how the wife of Marc Chagall, V. BRODSKY
(?second wife) traced back to the famous wealthy Brodsky family of Kiev.

Any biographical and family information would be appreciated.

Thanks

Neil Rosenstein
Please respond to neilgenealogy@gmail.com only. Thank you.


Jewish cemetery at Ebern, Lower Franconia #germany

Stefan Rohrbacher <s.rohrbacher@...>
 

This is to announce the launching of "Die Steine auf dem Paradies",
a website dedicated to the Jewish cemetery at Ebern in Lower
Franconia (Bavaria).

This idyllic cemetery was in use >from 1633 or earlier until before World
War I.

It served as burial ground for the Jewish communities of:
Altenstein, Autenhausen (until 1839), Burgpreppach (until 1708),
Gleusdorf, Kraisdorf, Maroldsweisach (at times), Memmelsdorf (until 1835),
Pfarrweisach, Reckendorf (until 1798) and Untermerzbach (until 1841).

Roughly 1,100 headstones are extant today, the oldest dating back
to 1675. Almost all epitaphs are in Hebrew only.

The website is the outcome of a project I have been working on with
students of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Duesseldorf University
for the past two years.

We have photographed and measured the headstones (done) and
transcribed and translated the Hebrew epitaphs (in progress).

Also, we did extensive background research to explore the history of the
cemetery as well as that of the Jewish communities and families in the area.

Also, some of the results of this project are currently on display in an
exhibit at the "Johanna Stahl Zentrum fuer Juedische Geschichte und
Kultur in Unterfranken", Wuerzburg.

The exhibit includes a computer based "virtual tour" of the cemetery.

To date, we were able to identify headstones for members of
the following families:
ELLROTH, KAUFMANN, NUSSBAUM, RODACHER, ROSENBERG,
ROSENDORN, SPERBERG, and WEISACH of Altenstein;

FRIEDMANN, HELLMANN, and STERN of Autenhausen;

BAUM, GUNZENHAEUSER, HERRMANN, KAUFMANN, and MORGENTHAU
of Gleusdorf;

BRUECKMANN, GOLDFINGER, RAISS, RAU, RAUENECKER, SCHLOSS
and STRAUSS of Kraisdorf;

FRIEDSAM, HEIMANN, KOHN, LANGSTAEDTER, LEBRECHT, LIPPMANN,
LISSAUER, NORDHEIMER, ROEDER, and ROSENBERGER of Memmelsdorf;

EHRMANN, FRANK, GUTMANN, KAUFMANN, HEIDELBACH, STRASSBURGER,
and SULZBERGER of Pfarrweisach;

ABER, BETTMANN, BRUELL, FRANK, KUPFERMANN, ROTHBARTH,
SCHLACHTER, SCHWAB, STOCK, TUECHNER, and WEIL of Untermerzbach.

For more information please refer to "Die Steine auf dem Paradies"
at:

http://www.jewish-studies.com/ebern/

At this point the website is available in German only. By the way - in order to
get the most of it, try to mouseclick as many of the images as possible.

Best wishes,

Stefan Rohrbacher, Duesseldorf, Germany s.rohrbacher@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany Jewish cemetery at Ebern, Lower Franconia #germany

Stefan Rohrbacher <s.rohrbacher@...>
 

This is to announce the launching of "Die Steine auf dem Paradies",
a website dedicated to the Jewish cemetery at Ebern in Lower
Franconia (Bavaria).

This idyllic cemetery was in use >from 1633 or earlier until before World
War I.

It served as burial ground for the Jewish communities of:
Altenstein, Autenhausen (until 1839), Burgpreppach (until 1708),
Gleusdorf, Kraisdorf, Maroldsweisach (at times), Memmelsdorf (until 1835),
Pfarrweisach, Reckendorf (until 1798) and Untermerzbach (until 1841).

Roughly 1,100 headstones are extant today, the oldest dating back
to 1675. Almost all epitaphs are in Hebrew only.

The website is the outcome of a project I have been working on with
students of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Duesseldorf University
for the past two years.

We have photographed and measured the headstones (done) and
transcribed and translated the Hebrew epitaphs (in progress).

Also, we did extensive background research to explore the history of the
cemetery as well as that of the Jewish communities and families in the area.

Also, some of the results of this project are currently on display in an
exhibit at the "Johanna Stahl Zentrum fuer Juedische Geschichte und
Kultur in Unterfranken", Wuerzburg.

The exhibit includes a computer based "virtual tour" of the cemetery.

To date, we were able to identify headstones for members of
the following families:
ELLROTH, KAUFMANN, NUSSBAUM, RODACHER, ROSENBERG,
ROSENDORN, SPERBERG, and WEISACH of Altenstein;

FRIEDMANN, HELLMANN, and STERN of Autenhausen;

BAUM, GUNZENHAEUSER, HERRMANN, KAUFMANN, and MORGENTHAU
of Gleusdorf;

BRUECKMANN, GOLDFINGER, RAISS, RAU, RAUENECKER, SCHLOSS
and STRAUSS of Kraisdorf;

FRIEDSAM, HEIMANN, KOHN, LANGSTAEDTER, LEBRECHT, LIPPMANN,
LISSAUER, NORDHEIMER, ROEDER, and ROSENBERGER of Memmelsdorf;

EHRMANN, FRANK, GUTMANN, KAUFMANN, HEIDELBACH, STRASSBURGER,
and SULZBERGER of Pfarrweisach;

ABER, BETTMANN, BRUELL, FRANK, KUPFERMANN, ROTHBARTH,
SCHLACHTER, SCHWAB, STOCK, TUECHNER, and WEIL of Untermerzbach.

For more information please refer to "Die Steine auf dem Paradies"
at:

http://www.jewish-studies.com/ebern/

At this point the website is available in German only. By the way - in order to
get the most of it, try to mouseclick as many of the images as possible.

Best wishes,

Stefan Rohrbacher, Duesseldorf, Germany s.rohrbacher@yahoo.com


Re: No responses #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

Dear Cousins,
I have generally had good luck in getting responses, albeit some delayed.
When I first started I explained that although I was new to DNA genealogy, I
was not new to genealogy. I addressed my note to the match (not to the
person on the email) - until I got a response that indicated they weren't
the match. So then I started naming the person whom I matched, described
where my family originated and gave some data. I was blessed with people
that were courteous and took the time to respond to me. I worked my way
down to the suggested 4th cousins and stopped there. I have not yet gone
back and filled in notes to my other matches after that first couple of
rounds of emails. Secondly I now concentrate on those people with a GEDCOM
or other genealogical information. BTW this was the Family Finder test only
- I also did just the basic MtDNA and I did not pursue those matches - it
appeared to be pointless. I have not pursued much with my cousins Y DNA
other than to sign them up for projects.

Now I take the time to respond to others. If they say "you", I gently
explain that I am the contact person for about 10 people and ask them who
their match was with. In the latest example - my latest cousin whose
results just came in, already has a new second cousin on his mother's side -
her letter indicated that he was the first close match in 5 years... two
emails between the two of us (when all I knew was his mother's maiden name
and birthdate and place and death date and place). Yes I reached adoptees,
and a woman wrote back that she was the child of a sperm donor (and I have
had other requests like that). But everyone who takes the time to write
really does deserve a reply. It is just good manners. May I suggest two
things. First the suggestions of what to include in the email are great -
we should develop a DNA FAQ page, with the question being - "I have matches
- now what?", based on Elaine's suggestions. The second suggestion is for
each of us to develop a form response for those people whose emails are not
sufficiently close as to be worth pursuing, or where you are the contact
for 10 people (or more) and just copy that into the reply box (complete with
your name). It might take 5 second- but you would be perceived as being
polite and not rude.

Sarah L Meyer

Eleanor Goldsholl Gordon gave a number of suggestions as to how to word
an e-mail of a "DNA match".


DNA Research #DNA RE: No responses #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

Dear Cousins,
I have generally had good luck in getting responses, albeit some delayed.
When I first started I explained that although I was new to DNA genealogy, I
was not new to genealogy. I addressed my note to the match (not to the
person on the email) - until I got a response that indicated they weren't
the match. So then I started naming the person whom I matched, described
where my family originated and gave some data. I was blessed with people
that were courteous and took the time to respond to me. I worked my way
down to the suggested 4th cousins and stopped there. I have not yet gone
back and filled in notes to my other matches after that first couple of
rounds of emails. Secondly I now concentrate on those people with a GEDCOM
or other genealogical information. BTW this was the Family Finder test only
- I also did just the basic MtDNA and I did not pursue those matches - it
appeared to be pointless. I have not pursued much with my cousins Y DNA
other than to sign them up for projects.

Now I take the time to respond to others. If they say "you", I gently
explain that I am the contact person for about 10 people and ask them who
their match was with. In the latest example - my latest cousin whose
results just came in, already has a new second cousin on his mother's side -
her letter indicated that he was the first close match in 5 years... two
emails between the two of us (when all I knew was his mother's maiden name
and birthdate and place and death date and place). Yes I reached adoptees,
and a woman wrote back that she was the child of a sperm donor (and I have
had other requests like that). But everyone who takes the time to write
really does deserve a reply. It is just good manners. May I suggest two
things. First the suggestions of what to include in the email are great -
we should develop a DNA FAQ page, with the question being - "I have matches
- now what?", based on Elaine's suggestions. The second suggestion is for
each of us to develop a form response for those people whose emails are not
sufficiently close as to be worth pursuing, or where you are the contact
for 10 people (or more) and just copy that into the reply box (complete with
your name). It might take 5 second- but you would be perceived as being
polite and not rude.

Sarah L Meyer

Eleanor Goldsholl Gordon gave a number of suggestions as to how to word
an e-mail of a "DNA match".


Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

I want to let you know about "Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities"
[Pinkas HaKehilot], Romania (Volume II), which includes articles
about 32 Jewish communities in Bessarabia:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania2.html >.

We had only one article - Leova - translated >from Hebrew into English,
and last week two more articles were translated: Tighina (Bendery)
and Kaushany. Thanks a lot to Ala Gamulka!!
One more article is in process of translation - Tarutino.
These are short description of Jewish life in town, and they are
about 1-3 pages long, except for Kishinev.

Here is the list of 28 towns, not yet translated:
Alexandreni; Arciz; Balti; Briceni; Briceva; Calarasi-Targ;
Capresti; Cepeleuti; Cetatea-Alba; Chisinau (Kishinev);
Cimislia; Dumbraveni; Edineti (Yiddish: Yedinets); Falesti;
Hotin (Polish: Chocim); Ismail; Lipcani [Targ]; Lyublin;
Marculesti-Colonie; Noua-Sulita; Orhei; Parlita (Yiddish: Perlitz);
Secureni; Soroca; Vadu Rascu (Yiddish: Rashkev); Valea Lui Vlad;
Vertujeni (Vartajeni); Zgurita.

I encourage those with Hebrew language to help translating them.
They have valid information for all our community.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH
in Galatz, Romania.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

I want to let you know about "Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities"
[Pinkas HaKehilot], Romania (Volume II), which includes articles
about 32 Jewish communities in Bessarabia:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania2.html >.

We had only one article - Leova - translated >from Hebrew into English,
and last week two more articles were translated: Tighina (Bendery)
and Kaushany. Thanks a lot to Ala Gamulka!!
One more article is in process of translation - Tarutino.
These are short description of Jewish life in town, and they are
about 1-3 pages long, except for Kishinev.

Here is the list of 28 towns, not yet translated:
Alexandreni; Arciz; Balti; Briceni; Briceva; Calarasi-Targ;
Capresti; Cepeleuti; Cetatea-Alba; Chisinau (Kishinev);
Cimislia; Dumbraveni; Edineti (Yiddish: Yedinets); Falesti;
Hotin (Polish: Chocim); Ismail; Lipcani [Targ]; Lyublin;
Marculesti-Colonie; Noua-Sulita; Orhei; Parlita (Yiddish: Perlitz);
Secureni; Soroca; Vadu Rascu (Yiddish: Rashkev); Valea Lui Vlad;
Vertujeni (Vartajeni); Zgurita.

I encourage those with Hebrew language to help translating them.
They have valid information for all our community.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH
in Galatz, Romania.


Students' records from the Warsaw medical university #warsaw #poland

Gene Golovchinsky
 

My great-grandfather (Lazar Semyon GOLOVCHINSKY) graduated >from medical
school in Warsaw at the beginning of the 20th century, and then spent
some time in Berlin receiving further training. I would like to track
down records of his presence at the University in Warsaw (and in
Berlin). I am not sure where such records would be archived.

Thanks in advance,

Gene Golovchinsky, Menlo Park, CA
Researching BERMAN - VOLKOSTAVSKY / MAGES / DECKER / GOLOVCHINSKY /
BELOSTOTSKY


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Students' records from the Warsaw medical university #warsaw #poland

Gene Golovchinsky
 

My great-grandfather (Lazar Semyon GOLOVCHINSKY) graduated >from medical
school in Warsaw at the beginning of the 20th century, and then spent
some time in Berlin receiving further training. I would like to track
down records of his presence at the University in Warsaw (and in
Berlin). I am not sure where such records would be archived.

Thanks in advance,

Gene Golovchinsky, Menlo Park, CA
Researching BERMAN - VOLKOSTAVSKY / MAGES / DECKER / GOLOVCHINSKY /
BELOSTOTSKY


JewishGen Education - Independent Study July 2012 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

Ever dream of a genealogical search companion? JewishGen is offering an
Independent Study class. Your topic, your schedule, your questions.

Nancy Holden will be available July 1 -July 30 for projects centered
on research in the United States or the Pale of Russia (Latvia to
Southern Russia). This session will follow the format of other
JewishGen Education classes using a Forum and one-on -one consultations\
via the internet.

Have a genealogical problem, conundrum or hit a brick wall? Want to know
what records exist in Eastern Europe, hire a researcher or travel to an
archive, organize your research or write your family history?

In order to qualify for this class we ask that you submit a paragraph
about your project. Your SURNAME, your towns, your goals.

Go to www.jewishgen.org/education Application can be found by clicking
"Requirements and Course Details"
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=30000

This will be a Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar open 24/7.

Individual readings will be posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need to post your family
data to the Forum so the instructor can interact with you on your project.

Is this course right for you? This is beyond the basics. Read the course
descriptions to see if what you want to do is covered by a course already
being taught. If not, this may be the perfect class. Students should be
comfortable on the internet and able to upload and download pdfs, images
and word documents (Directions included in the class materials).

Enrollment is limited. Please send your qualifying paragraph to
nholden@interserv.com for consideration. Students will be notified
of enrollment procedures by email.

Nancy Holden nholden@interserv.com


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen Education - Independent Study July 2012 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

Ever dream of a genealogical search companion? JewishGen is offering an
Independent Study class. Your topic, your schedule, your questions.

Nancy Holden will be available July 1 -July 30 for projects centered
on research in the United States or the Pale of Russia (Latvia to
Southern Russia). This session will follow the format of other
JewishGen Education classes using a Forum and one-on -one consultations\
via the internet.

Have a genealogical problem, conundrum or hit a brick wall? Want to know
what records exist in Eastern Europe, hire a researcher or travel to an
archive, organize your research or write your family history?

In order to qualify for this class we ask that you submit a paragraph
about your project. Your SURNAME, your towns, your goals.

Go to www.jewishgen.org/education Application can be found by clicking
"Requirements and Course Details"
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=30000

This will be a Do-it-Yourself, computer-based, online seminar open 24/7.

Individual readings will be posted according to your research needs.
To get the most out of this course, you will need to post your family
data to the Forum so the instructor can interact with you on your project.

Is this course right for you? This is beyond the basics. Read the course
descriptions to see if what you want to do is covered by a course already
being taught. If not, this may be the perfect class. Students should be
comfortable on the internet and able to upload and download pdfs, images
and word documents (Directions included in the class materials).

Enrollment is limited. Please send your qualifying paragraph to
nholden@interserv.com for consideration. Students will be notified
of enrollment procedures by email.

Nancy Holden nholden@interserv.com


Searching: Sonia SONKIN, Petrovichi, Belarus #belarus

zzlatz@...
 

I'm helping my neighbor and friend, Boris Gurevich, to find his
relatives in US.
He and his parents and gp were all born in Belarus.
He is searching his lost relatives in US, on his late mother's side.
Her name: Sonia SONKIN - was born in shtetl Petrovichi, Smolensk
region, around 1923.
It was Belarus, then changed to Ukraine and so forth.
HER father's name was Boruch(Boris), mother - Esfir or Esther.
Her grandfather was a Rabbi, named possibly David.
During 1917 revolution, her GF or GM transferred half of his/her
children to US, but came back to Belarus.
two sisters were taken by the germans to be shot.
Sonia managed to escape, joined one the most famous partisan groups
under the the command of Fedorov, fought all the years, and received
numerous medals for bravery. After the war Sonia married Boris Gurevich's
father - Itzhak Gurevich, also >from Petrovichi, who was a military man
all his life, and for this reason nobody knew about her relatives in US.
if the name SONKIN sounds familiar to somebody, I'll be glad to hear.

Zalman Lazkowicz
Netanya, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: Sonia SONKIN, Petrovichi, Belarus #belarus

zzlatz@...
 

I'm helping my neighbor and friend, Boris Gurevich, to find his
relatives in US.
He and his parents and gp were all born in Belarus.
He is searching his lost relatives in US, on his late mother's side.
Her name: Sonia SONKIN - was born in shtetl Petrovichi, Smolensk
region, around 1923.
It was Belarus, then changed to Ukraine and so forth.
HER father's name was Boruch(Boris), mother - Esfir or Esther.
Her grandfather was a Rabbi, named possibly David.
During 1917 revolution, her GF or GM transferred half of his/her
children to US, but came back to Belarus.
two sisters were taken by the germans to be shot.
Sonia managed to escape, joined one the most famous partisan groups
under the the command of Fedorov, fought all the years, and received
numerous medals for bravery. After the war Sonia married Boris Gurevich's
father - Itzhak Gurevich, also >from Petrovichi, who was a military man
all his life, and for this reason nobody knew about her relatives in US.
if the name SONKIN sounds familiar to somebody, I'll be glad to hear.

Zalman Lazkowicz
Netanya, Israel

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