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Bernstein/Berenstein #lithuania

JoanSGross@...
 

I am looking for descendants of YEHEZEKIEL BERNSTEIN (AKA Berenstein,
Burnstine, Birnstine, etc.) who left Kalvaria, Suvalki for Detroit in the
1860's or 1870's and eventually ended up in the Port Richmond section of
Philadelphia where he was joined by some of his relatives as well as former
landsleit, ASHER SILVERMAN, PINCHAS LEVY, SHMUEL NATAN MICHAL
& MOSHE GORMAN.

Yehezekial (Ezekial) Bernstein had a son, DAVID BERNSTEIN, who was living in
1929. I don't know when he was born. Also living in this neighborhood in
1877 were JACOB BERENSTEIN, who I believe was Yehezekial's son, an A.
BERENSTEIN and an M. BERENSTEIN.

If you have any information on this Bernstein family and their descendants,
please contact me by e-mail : joansgross@aol.com. Thanks.

Joan S. Gross
Jenkintown, PA


LOWENSTEIN #lithuania

JoanSGross@...
 

I am looking for any information about a Dr. Lowenstein (maybe Lowenberg or
Lowenthal) who lived in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Penna. (this
is a suburb of Philadelphia) in the 1950's and 1960's. I believe his family
is related to my Silverman/Goldfarb/Goldsmith/Seidenberg families.

Or, I'd like any information on Lowenstein families in the Philadelphia area
before 1960.

Contact me by e-mail: joansgross@aol.com. Thanks for your help.

Joan S. Gross
Jenkintown, PA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Bernstein/Berenstein #lithuania

JoanSGross@...
 

I am looking for descendants of YEHEZEKIEL BERNSTEIN (AKA Berenstein,
Burnstine, Birnstine, etc.) who left Kalvaria, Suvalki for Detroit in the
1860's or 1870's and eventually ended up in the Port Richmond section of
Philadelphia where he was joined by some of his relatives as well as former
landsleit, ASHER SILVERMAN, PINCHAS LEVY, SHMUEL NATAN MICHAL
& MOSHE GORMAN.

Yehezekial (Ezekial) Bernstein had a son, DAVID BERNSTEIN, who was living in
1929. I don't know when he was born. Also living in this neighborhood in
1877 were JACOB BERENSTEIN, who I believe was Yehezekial's son, an A.
BERENSTEIN and an M. BERENSTEIN.

If you have any information on this Bernstein family and their descendants,
please contact me by e-mail : joansgross@aol.com. Thanks.

Joan S. Gross
Jenkintown, PA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LOWENSTEIN #lithuania

JoanSGross@...
 

I am looking for any information about a Dr. Lowenstein (maybe Lowenberg or
Lowenthal) who lived in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Penna. (this
is a suburb of Philadelphia) in the 1950's and 1960's. I believe his family
is related to my Silverman/Goldfarb/Goldsmith/Seidenberg families.

Or, I'd like any information on Lowenstein families in the Philadelphia area
before 1960.

Contact me by e-mail: joansgross@aol.com. Thanks for your help.

Joan S. Gross
Jenkintown, PA


Re: Looking for Volozhin Information #belarus

Jewel Fishkin <XJEWELX@...>
 

I am not replying re the yeshiva--but I have family from
Volosyn--SKLOOT EINHABER KAPLAN . If you have family from
there--or Olshany- Krasny- Please conact me pivately.

Jewel Rosenthal Fishkin
Skokie, Illinois
xjewelx@webtv.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Looking for Volozhin Information #belarus

Jewel Fishkin <XJEWELX@...>
 

I am not replying re the yeshiva--but I have family from
Volosyn--SKLOOT EINHABER KAPLAN . If you have family from
there--or Olshany- Krasny- Please conact me pivately.

Jewel Rosenthal Fishkin
Skokie, Illinois
xjewelx@webtv.net


Dubrovno/Dubrovna/Orsha #belarus

MJRISKIND@...
 

Dear Belarus SIG Members:

I am a new member to the group, barely functioning on the computer, and am
starting research on my family. If anyone has any leads, information, tips,
or other ideas, I am searching for material on:

Family name: Riskind/Ryskind/Riskin
City/town: Dubrovna/Dubrovno and Orsha

Please reply to me at MJRiskind@aol.com

I want to thank you all for the opportunity to learn and hopefully contribute
and wish you all a Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year.
Sincerely,
Miriam Riskind
Houston, Texas


Belarus SIG #Belarus Dubrovno/Dubrovna/Orsha #belarus

MJRISKIND@...
 

Dear Belarus SIG Members:

I am a new member to the group, barely functioning on the computer, and am
starting research on my family. If anyone has any leads, information, tips,
or other ideas, I am searching for material on:

Family name: Riskind/Ryskind/Riskin
City/town: Dubrovna/Dubrovno and Orsha

Please reply to me at MJRiskind@aol.com

I want to thank you all for the opportunity to learn and hopefully contribute
and wish you all a Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year.
Sincerely,
Miriam Riskind
Houston, Texas


Re: more on Ekaterinoslav #belarus

Tammy
 

In a message dated 98-09-17 11:01:21 EDT, you write:

<< I have
since checked JewishGen's Yizkor Book Project and found out that there is a
yizkor book (in Hebrew) for Dnepropetrovsk, which is what Ekaterinoslav was
called in Soviet times. I wonder if a listing of names for that Yizkor book
exists in English, or if that is something that it would be appropriate for
BelarusSIG to pursue further. >>


I am interested in the English translation of the Yizkor book as well. My
grandmother was born in Dnepropetrovsk.

Tammy Sarote

Searching: SCHER, Ekaterinoslav Ukraine; RABINOWITZ, Minsk; SAROTE, Bielsk,
Grodno Gubierna; WITEBSKY, Vitebsk


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: more on Ekaterinoslav #belarus

Tammy
 

In a message dated 98-09-17 11:01:21 EDT, you write:

<< I have
since checked JewishGen's Yizkor Book Project and found out that there is a
yizkor book (in Hebrew) for Dnepropetrovsk, which is what Ekaterinoslav was
called in Soviet times. I wonder if a listing of names for that Yizkor book
exists in English, or if that is something that it would be appropriate for
BelarusSIG to pursue further. >>


I am interested in the English translation of the Yizkor book as well. My
grandmother was born in Dnepropetrovsk.

Tammy Sarote

Searching: SCHER, Ekaterinoslav Ukraine; RABINOWITZ, Minsk; SAROTE, Bielsk,
Grodno Gubierna; WITEBSKY, Vitebsk


Amdur (Indura), Belarus - Article #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

The September 18, 1998, issue of the English language "Forward" includes
an article about Amdur (now Indura), Belaus and its last surviving Jew,
Elli Goldfand. There is also a photo of the great synagogue of Amdur
which is boarded up and overgrown with vegetation.


David M. Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH


Belarus SIG #Belarus Amdur (Indura), Belarus - Article #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

The September 18, 1998, issue of the English language "Forward" includes
an article about Amdur (now Indura), Belaus and its last surviving Jew,
Elli Goldfand. There is also a photo of the great synagogue of Amdur
which is boarded up and overgrown with vegetation.


David M. Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH


Re: finding obit lookup sources #general

Cynthia M. Van Ness <af482@...>
 

On 16 Sep 1998, Carol Skydell wrote:
Since you know the place of death, you would look at the
reference volume at your local public library called Gale
Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media which will give
you a list of newspapers published in the city/town which you
have as the place of death. (SNIP)
Or, while you're still at the library, ask the librarian for the Directory
of American Libraries (assuming you have a US or Canadian place of death).
It is arranged geographically, and will identify for you ALL of the
libraries in a given place. You can then write to the public library or
historical society and request a look-up.

Some big-city newspapers are not especially cooperative when it comes to
obit searches. Here in Buffalo, the Buffalo News, which is over 100 years
old, sends people to the public library.

Cynthia Van Ness
http://freenet.buffalo.edu/~roots


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: finding obit lookup sources #general

Cynthia M. Van Ness <af482@...>
 

On 16 Sep 1998, Carol Skydell wrote:
Since you know the place of death, you would look at the
reference volume at your local public library called Gale
Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media which will give
you a list of newspapers published in the city/town which you
have as the place of death. (SNIP)
Or, while you're still at the library, ask the librarian for the Directory
of American Libraries (assuming you have a US or Canadian place of death).
It is arranged geographically, and will identify for you ALL of the
libraries in a given place. You can then write to the public library or
historical society and request a look-up.

Some big-city newspapers are not especially cooperative when it comes to
obit searches. Here in Buffalo, the Buffalo News, which is over 100 years
old, sends people to the public library.

Cynthia Van Ness
http://freenet.buffalo.edu/~roots


Re: Hebrew abbreviation on Bamberg Seal #general

Ury Link <uryl@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

You are right, the letters are acronyms for:

1: Yud = Yagen. Ayin = Aleinu. Alef = Elohim. Go'd defend us.
2: Yud = Yivne. Ayin = Yirenu. Alef = Elohim. Go'd shall build our town.
3: Yud = Yehie. Ayin = Yimanu. Alef = Elohim. Go'd are with us.

And there are more explanations for this acronyms but I think that these are the best.

Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew abbreviation on Bamberg Seal #general

Ury Link <uryl@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

You are right, the letters are acronyms for:

1: Yud = Yagen. Ayin = Aleinu. Alef = Elohim. Go'd defend us.
2: Yud = Yivne. Ayin = Yirenu. Alef = Elohim. Go'd shall build our town.
3: Yud = Yehie. Ayin = Yimanu. Alef = Elohim. Go'd are with us.

And there are more explanations for this acronyms but I think that these are the best.

Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


My KOHEN RAPOPORT antecedents #general

Nick Landau <nick@...>
 

The male line down to my paternal grandfather's maternal grandfather is as
follows with one or two obvious discrepancies regarding dates. It was
compiled by my cousin in Sydney, Australia, so if you have any corrections
or confirmations regarding dates we would be most appreciative.

Abraham Hacohen 15?-1594 Porto, Italy
Yechiel Cohen Rapaport 15?-1577 Porto, Italy
Gershon Gerstl Hacohen Rapoport 1538-1584 Porto, Italy Vienna
Simcha b. Gershon Hacohen(Rapa) Portrapa 1555-1635 Porto, Italy Vienna
Meir Hacohen Rapoport c1600-1659 Vienna, Chelm or Lublin, Poland
Nachman Rapoport c1625-? Lublin, Poland Dubno Poland
Moshe Meir Rapoport c1650-1680 Lvov, Poland
Baruch Abraham ben Meir Kahana Rapoport 1668-1746 Poland Furth, Germany
Zvi Hirsch Rapoport Kohn 17?-1763 Wallerstein
Loeb Kohn 17?-17? Wallerstein Kleinerdlingen, Bavaria
Abraham Kohn 17?-?
Loeb Kohn 17?-?
Itzig Hirsch Kohn 18?-1871 Kleinerdlingen
Rabbi Mordecai Michael Kohn 1822-1888 Kleinerdligen

Regards,
Nick Landau


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My KOHEN RAPOPORT antecedents #general

Nick Landau <nick@...>
 

The male line down to my paternal grandfather's maternal grandfather is as
follows with one or two obvious discrepancies regarding dates. It was
compiled by my cousin in Sydney, Australia, so if you have any corrections
or confirmations regarding dates we would be most appreciative.

Abraham Hacohen 15?-1594 Porto, Italy
Yechiel Cohen Rapaport 15?-1577 Porto, Italy
Gershon Gerstl Hacohen Rapoport 1538-1584 Porto, Italy Vienna
Simcha b. Gershon Hacohen(Rapa) Portrapa 1555-1635 Porto, Italy Vienna
Meir Hacohen Rapoport c1600-1659 Vienna, Chelm or Lublin, Poland
Nachman Rapoport c1625-? Lublin, Poland Dubno Poland
Moshe Meir Rapoport c1650-1680 Lvov, Poland
Baruch Abraham ben Meir Kahana Rapoport 1668-1746 Poland Furth, Germany
Zvi Hirsch Rapoport Kohn 17?-1763 Wallerstein
Loeb Kohn 17?-17? Wallerstein Kleinerdlingen, Bavaria
Abraham Kohn 17?-?
Loeb Kohn 17?-?
Itzig Hirsch Kohn 18?-1871 Kleinerdlingen
Rabbi Mordecai Michael Kohn 1822-1888 Kleinerdligen

Regards,
Nick Landau


INS Called with false positive #general

Paul Fisher <fisherpaul@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

Yesterday the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) called me
about my request for my grandpa's naturalization.

His yiddish name is Berl Grabina or Grebiner, and American names were
Ben Greenberg and finally by 1917 Barney Greenberg. I enclosed a copy of
his passenger manifest, World War I draft registration and death
certificate.

His wife's name is Gertrude Greenberg and children are Hymen, Minnie and
Jack and they lived in Minneapolis, MN.

The woman said she had a naturalization for a Berl Grabin, wife Sara. I
asked about children, she said "Isadore." I said, no.

Where did he live, "Rochester, NY."

I asked whether they searched all the names I gave.

"Yes, Berl Grabina, Berl Grebiner, Ben Greenberg, Barney Greenberg. We
only found one. He did not naturalize."

I then asked her to look at the manifest, "What about the numbers?"
She said they look like the National Archives wrote them.

So the numbers aren't >from the INS.

Now what? Is my mother an alien?

She has a passport and she votes. I have a passport and I vote. (Aliens
cannot vote in US elections.)

Most important, his wife, Gertrude Greenberg, voted. I know because she
told me how she did. She couldn't read or write so she took one of my
young cousins with her into the voting booth who evidently read the
ballot to her.

Did she naturalize? The 1910 census said "PA" papers filed, the 1920
census says "NA 1917" naturalized? Phooey.

Wives didn't naturalize in their own names until 1922.

I don't know for sure where he was born or when.
Did they look hard enough?

I already tried to get his Social Security application with no luck.
Voter's registration seems out of the question. WWI draft registration
didn't ask for birthplace.

Now what? Any suggestions?

Paul Fisher
Atlanta, Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen INS Called with false positive #general

Paul Fisher <fisherpaul@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

Yesterday the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) called me
about my request for my grandpa's naturalization.

His yiddish name is Berl Grabina or Grebiner, and American names were
Ben Greenberg and finally by 1917 Barney Greenberg. I enclosed a copy of
his passenger manifest, World War I draft registration and death
certificate.

His wife's name is Gertrude Greenberg and children are Hymen, Minnie and
Jack and they lived in Minneapolis, MN.

The woman said she had a naturalization for a Berl Grabin, wife Sara. I
asked about children, she said "Isadore." I said, no.

Where did he live, "Rochester, NY."

I asked whether they searched all the names I gave.

"Yes, Berl Grabina, Berl Grebiner, Ben Greenberg, Barney Greenberg. We
only found one. He did not naturalize."

I then asked her to look at the manifest, "What about the numbers?"
She said they look like the National Archives wrote them.

So the numbers aren't >from the INS.

Now what? Is my mother an alien?

She has a passport and she votes. I have a passport and I vote. (Aliens
cannot vote in US elections.)

Most important, his wife, Gertrude Greenberg, voted. I know because she
told me how she did. She couldn't read or write so she took one of my
young cousins with her into the voting booth who evidently read the
ballot to her.

Did she naturalize? The 1910 census said "PA" papers filed, the 1920
census says "NA 1917" naturalized? Phooey.

Wives didn't naturalize in their own names until 1922.

I don't know for sure where he was born or when.
Did they look hard enough?

I already tried to get his Social Security application with no luck.
Voter's registration seems out of the question. WWI draft registration
didn't ask for birthplace.

Now what? Any suggestions?

Paul Fisher
Atlanta, Georgia