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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching JOLES from Kovno #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

I am doing some research for my aunt. She is my mother's half sister and
thus has a different maternal lineage. Seeomg the recent postings regarding
the name JOLES, I decided to pursue this a little further. I know of no male
descendents in the family with the last name of JOLIE. The source of most of
my information is her New York City death certificate and information
gleaned >from interviews of family members.

Necha KAUFMAN (nee JOLES) immigrated to the United States in 1913. She was a
widow at the time. Her children were born in Kovno and on her death
certificate, it is indicated that this is where she was born in 1857. She
died in New York City in 1932. Her father's name is not know to us - he was
apparently called "Jolie" by the family.

Her mother was Sorah. Since one of Necha's daughters was named Sarah, it is
likely that her mother was deceased prior to the child's birth in 1870.

Necha's husband was Lemuel KAUFMAN. I only know of 5 daughters; all of who
came to the U.S. and lived long lives. I knew them all: Bessie, Rose,
Beckie, Sarah, and Mary. When I knew them, they lived in the Bronx. they
were all very short in stature. All are buried in Union Fields Cemetery in
Ridgewood, Queens.

Bessie never married.
Rose married later in life to a Mr. Fineberg.
Beckie was married to Sam Rubin. No children.
Mary's married name is not known. No children.
Sarah was married to Isadore GOLDSTEIN, a bookbinder >from Vilna.
Their children were: Louis, Julius, Hilda, Ruth and Helen. All of the
children were born in New York between 1896 and 1906. Sarah
immigrated in 1891.

Looking for any leads on this family and yes, I haved checked the JGFF.

Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
Rockville, MD
Researching:
KATZ, DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM in Zhuravno & Rozniatow, Galicia.
HANTMAN, GANTMAN and SINGER in Smilovichi and Koidanovo, BEL.
SHOMER, SOMMERS, SOHMER & JOLES, KULPE in Lithuania


Researching JOLES from Kovno #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

I am doing some research for my aunt. She is my mother's half sister and
thus has a different maternal lineage. Seeomg the recent postings regarding
the name JOLES, I decided to pursue this a little further. I know of no male
descendents in the family with the last name of JOLIE. The source of most of
my information is her New York City death certificate and information
gleaned >from interviews of family members.

Necha KAUFMAN (nee JOLES) immigrated to the United States in 1913. She was a
widow at the time. Her children were born in Kovno and on her death
certificate, it is indicated that this is where she was born in 1857. She
died in New York City in 1932. Her father's name is not know to us - he was
apparently called "Jolie" by the family.

Her mother was Sorah. Since one of Necha's daughters was named Sarah, it is
likely that her mother was deceased prior to the child's birth in 1870.

Necha's husband was Lemuel KAUFMAN. I only know of 5 daughters; all of who
came to the U.S. and lived long lives. I knew them all: Bessie, Rose,
Beckie, Sarah, and Mary. When I knew them, they lived in the Bronx. they
were all very short in stature. All are buried in Union Fields Cemetery in
Ridgewood, Queens.

Bessie never married.
Rose married later in life to a Mr. Fineberg.
Beckie was married to Sam Rubin. No children.
Mary's married name is not known. No children.
Sarah was married to Isadore GOLDSTEIN, a bookbinder >from Vilna.
Their children were: Louis, Julius, Hilda, Ruth and Helen. All of the
children were born in New York between 1896 and 1906. Sarah
immigrated in 1891.

Looking for any leads on this family and yes, I haved checked the JGFF.

Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
Rockville, MD
Researching:
KATZ, DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM in Zhuravno & Rozniatow, Galicia.
HANTMAN, GANTMAN and SINGER in Smilovichi and Koidanovo, BEL.
SHOMER, SOMMERS, SOHMER & JOLES, KULPE in Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Erik WETTER {was Death: Switzerland or Sweden 1980s} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Allan Jordan wrote: "Wondering if someone can help out or suggest how I might
find an obit or details of a man named Erik WETTER. He was reportedly (maybe
honorary) an Admiral in Sweden. I suspect he was born in 1889 in Sweden. He was
still alive and traveling in 1982 at age 93. I suspect he lived in Switzerland
(maybe Vevey) but I am not sure where or when he died. I would love to find an
obit on him."

Googling Erik WETTER brings up *577,000* hits but very selective googling finds
that Erik was an Etruscan scholar:
1. http://www.svaf.se/olofsson/Antiken.html -swedish site search for name

Following on *even more* selectively [it is all done by logic], I find this:
2. Boethius of Etruscan studies by Swedish scholars, in particular those
undertaken ... Admiral Erik WETTER in the chapter 'Studies and Strolls in
Southern ... Etruscan Culture Land and People. Archaeological Research and
Studies Conducted in ......by Members of the Swedish Institute in Rome by Axel
Boethius ..... The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 106, No. 733, The Italian
Seventeenth Century (Apr., 1964), p. 188

I have no financial interest in this item, which is not accessible [JSTOR] to
the general public.

Conclusion: I would look in archaeological publications for an obituary
especially those dealing with Etruscan matters and contact the Swedish
Archaeological Institute. Furthemore, there are many other name associated
with Erik and they may still be alive and could be contacted. There is also an
Erik WETTER currently living in Vevey - coincidence or son?

We now have an Etruscan connection, but where does Jewish genealogy come into
this, please?

Celia Male [U.K.]


Erik WETTER {was Death: Switzerland or Sweden 1980s} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Allan Jordan wrote: "Wondering if someone can help out or suggest how I might
find an obit or details of a man named Erik WETTER. He was reportedly (maybe
honorary) an Admiral in Sweden. I suspect he was born in 1889 in Sweden. He was
still alive and traveling in 1982 at age 93. I suspect he lived in Switzerland
(maybe Vevey) but I am not sure where or when he died. I would love to find an
obit on him."

Googling Erik WETTER brings up *577,000* hits but very selective googling finds
that Erik was an Etruscan scholar:
1. http://www.svaf.se/olofsson/Antiken.html -swedish site search for name

Following on *even more* selectively [it is all done by logic], I find this:
2. Boethius of Etruscan studies by Swedish scholars, in particular those
undertaken ... Admiral Erik WETTER in the chapter 'Studies and Strolls in
Southern ... Etruscan Culture Land and People. Archaeological Research and
Studies Conducted in ......by Members of the Swedish Institute in Rome by Axel
Boethius ..... The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 106, No. 733, The Italian
Seventeenth Century (Apr., 1964), p. 188

I have no financial interest in this item, which is not accessible [JSTOR] to
the general public.

Conclusion: I would look in archaeological publications for an obituary
especially those dealing with Etruscan matters and contact the Swedish
Archaeological Institute. Furthemore, there are many other name associated
with Erik and they may still be alive and could be contacted. There is also an
Erik WETTER currently living in Vevey - coincidence or son?

We now have an Etruscan connection, but where does Jewish genealogy come into
this, please?

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Questioning the theory of surnames in the Pale #general

Avrum Lapin
 

From: kos@...
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:05:36 -0400 (EDT)
The generally accepted theory concerning Jews in the "Pale" (generally
western Poland, Belarus, Latvia, Ukraine, and Russia) is that they
generally did not have surnames until around 1800. Around that time,
geo-political changes necessitated keeping lists of tax payers. In order to
achieve this, authorities impelled the Jews to get surnames. And so they
did.

I believe (in one of his books) Alexander Beider lists four criteria upon
which Jews adopted surnames: place of living or origin, profession,
priestly status (if the person was a Kohen or Levi), and ...I forget the
fourth.

The problem I have with this theory is that it seems to be contradicted by
evidence.
The rest snipped.

Several points:

When it comes to the origin of names (given and surnames) we are
talking about tradition and custom not something that was mandatory.
I suspect that if we could go back in time we would find that non
traditional names occurred because families moved/relocated, or
perhaps deliberately chose to obscure their past.

When people left the old country it was often under duress (fear of
conscription, the secret police or whatever). In many cases applying
for legal documents in Europe was not feasible. I remain firmly
convinced that the ancestors of those who sell green cards, drivers
licenses etc in Los Angeles today plied that trade in Europe a
century ago. Many of the immigrants were not proud of having broken
the law or were afraid that the Czar could somehow repossess and
chose to carry that fact to their grave.

When I found the ships manifests for my various ancestors I am
surprised at the variations that was used in spelling their surnames
(phonetically the spellings are close given that the person writing
the manifest may have been German, Dutch or whatever

Avrum Lapin, of Upland, CA
avrum223@...
Researching:
LAPIN Grodno
LAPUNSKI Grodno,Indura and Sokolka
KATZ,Abraham Bialystok and Sokolka
LUBELSKY Bialystok
RODIN Winnipeg and Gomel


Re: Questioning the theory of surnames in the Pale #belarus

Avrum Lapin
 

From: kos@...
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:05:36 -0400 (EDT)
The generally accepted theory concerning Jews in the "Pale" (generally
western Poland, Belarus, Latvia, Ukraine, and Russia) is that they
generally did not have surnames until around 1800. Around that time,
geo-political changes necessitated keeping lists of tax payers. In order to
achieve this, authorities impelled the Jews to get surnames. And so they
did.

I believe (in one of his books) Alexander Beider lists four criteria upon
which Jews adopted surnames: place of living or origin, profession,
priestly status (if the person was a Kohen or Levi), and ...I forget the
fourth.

The problem I have with this theory is that it seems to be contradicted by
evidence.
The rest snipped.

Several points:

When it comes to the origin of names (given and surnames) we are
talking about tradition and custom not something that was mandatory.
I suspect that if we could go back in time we would find that non
traditional names occurred because families moved/relocated, or
perhaps deliberately chose to obscure their past.

When people left the old country it was often under duress (fear of
conscription, the secret police or whatever). In many cases applying
for legal documents in Europe was not feasible. I remain firmly
convinced that the ancestors of those who sell green cards, drivers
licenses etc in Los Angeles today plied that trade in Europe a
century ago. Many of the immigrants were not proud of having broken
the law or were afraid that the Czar could somehow repossess and
chose to carry that fact to their grave.

When I found the ships manifests for my various ancestors I am
surprised at the variations that was used in spelling their surnames
(phonetically the spellings are close given that the person writing
the manifest may have been German, Dutch or whatever

Avrum Lapin, of Upland, CA
avrum223@...
Researching:
LAPIN Grodno
LAPUNSKI Grodno,Indura and Sokolka
KATZ,Abraham Bialystok and Sokolka
LUBELSKY Bialystok
RODIN Winnipeg and Gomel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Adina Eidel-in the Old City of Jerusalem #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

My mother, Adina Sarah Eidel, writes in her autobiography that her parent,
though being very much a part of the Old City society were influenced also
by the new spirit which the "founder" of modern hebrew instilled. When my
grandfather was called up to the Torah on the first shabbat after her birth
for her official naming, he told the Gabai, the name was Adina, at which he
seems to have gotten a dirty look >from the gabai and others around him and
so he right away added the yiddish equivalent, Eidel.

My mother adds that the custom was to give a name to a girl that ends with
the hebrew letter HEH which neither of the above has, and my grandfather's
father, a prominent member of the ultra orthodox community of Jerusalem "
promptly turned to the reader and amended the name SARAH EIDEL (ignoring
the "modern zionist name of Adina by which my mother is known till today).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Adina Eidel-in the Old City of Jerusalem #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

My mother, Adina Sarah Eidel, writes in her autobiography that her parent,
though being very much a part of the Old City society were influenced also
by the new spirit which the "founder" of modern hebrew instilled. When my
grandfather was called up to the Torah on the first shabbat after her birth
for her official naming, he told the Gabai, the name was Adina, at which he
seems to have gotten a dirty look >from the gabai and others around him and
so he right away added the yiddish equivalent, Eidel.

My mother adds that the custom was to give a name to a girl that ends with
the hebrew letter HEH which neither of the above has, and my grandfather's
father, a prominent member of the ultra orthodox community of Jerusalem "
promptly turned to the reader and amended the name SARAH EIDEL (ignoring
the "modern zionist name of Adina by which my mother is known till today).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Re: Erik WETTER {was Death: Switzerland or Sweden 1980s} #general

Sweden Question <question@...>
 

Dear friends,

I have looked in a Swedish geneologi database:

I find an Erik Wetter, born 1889 in Stockholm. He was married to Maja
Wetter, born Calander 1904 in Gothenburg, Sweden. About Erik Wetter is no
more information, But his wife has ancestors. If it is the same. I have
written to Karl Bergstrand, the guy who registred him, and asked if he has
more information. Here is the link to where i found him:
http://www.dis.se/denindex.htm
I dont know how much you can find out when you not are member there. I am
member and can see everthing.

Her is a link to the homepage >from Karl Bergstrand who had Erik Wetter. But
i dont find Erik Wetter there:
http://web.telia.com/~u50305266/rotter.htm

If he was an Admiral you could of course write to the Swedish war Archive
and ask if they have anything.
http://62.20.57.210/kra/index.html

I have also asked a friend if he could find out more.

This is what i shorlty found out. See if I can get more information.

Kindly regards

Fred Zimmak / Sweden, Stockholm


Allan Jordan wrote: "Wondering if someone can help out or suggest how I
might find an obit or details of a man named Erik WETTER. He was reportedly (maybe
honorary) an Admiral in Sweden.
snip>>>>>>>>>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Erik WETTER {was Death: Switzerland or Sweden 1980s} #general

Sweden Question <question@...>
 

Dear friends,

I have looked in a Swedish geneologi database:

I find an Erik Wetter, born 1889 in Stockholm. He was married to Maja
Wetter, born Calander 1904 in Gothenburg, Sweden. About Erik Wetter is no
more information, But his wife has ancestors. If it is the same. I have
written to Karl Bergstrand, the guy who registred him, and asked if he has
more information. Here is the link to where i found him:
http://www.dis.se/denindex.htm
I dont know how much you can find out when you not are member there. I am
member and can see everthing.

Her is a link to the homepage >from Karl Bergstrand who had Erik Wetter. But
i dont find Erik Wetter there:
http://web.telia.com/~u50305266/rotter.htm

If he was an Admiral you could of course write to the Swedish war Archive
and ask if they have anything.
http://62.20.57.210/kra/index.html

I have also asked a friend if he could find out more.

This is what i shorlty found out. See if I can get more information.

Kindly regards

Fred Zimmak / Sweden, Stockholm


Allan Jordan wrote: "Wondering if someone can help out or suggest how I
might find an obit or details of a man named Erik WETTER. He was reportedly (maybe
honorary) an Admiral in Sweden.
snip>>>>>>>>>>


Re: Questioning the theory of surnames in the Pale #belarus

Dr. Lawrence Gaum <lgaum@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gladys Friedman Paulin" <paulin@...>
To: "Belarus SIG" <belarus@...>
Cc: "'Belarus SIG'" <belarus@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 1:36 PM
Subject: RE: [belarus] Questioning the theory of surnames in the Pale

I think we must also include the possibility of conversions to Judiasm and
the non-Jewish surnames. This is something that Beider didn't include. Let
me give you an example:
My original family name was Latucha, which is not found in any list of
Jewish surnames. Research that I have done seems to indicate that the
original patriach, whose name was Yishiah (adopted name I am sure) converted
to Judiasm around the late 1700(1780-1790). Some members of my family who
came to Canada circa 1910, now call themselves Latowski. Members who went to
Israel call themselves Ben Yishai (son of Yishiah). My paternal grandfather
had his name changed by the pursor on the steamship >from Latucha to GAM,
which was his wife's maiden name. Gimmel, Aleph, Mem, an acronym for Govah
Medina, a tax collector.
Now, isn't that a real mish-mush? And it certainly doesn't follow any
distinct pattern or path described by Beider.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Respectfully
Larry Gaum (Latucha)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Questioning the theory of surnames in the Pale #belarus

Dr. Lawrence Gaum <lgaum@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gladys Friedman Paulin" <paulin@...>
To: "Belarus SIG" <belarus@...>
Cc: "'Belarus SIG'" <belarus@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 1:36 PM
Subject: RE: [belarus] Questioning the theory of surnames in the Pale

I think we must also include the possibility of conversions to Judiasm and
the non-Jewish surnames. This is something that Beider didn't include. Let
me give you an example:
My original family name was Latucha, which is not found in any list of
Jewish surnames. Research that I have done seems to indicate that the
original patriach, whose name was Yishiah (adopted name I am sure) converted
to Judiasm around the late 1700(1780-1790). Some members of my family who
came to Canada circa 1910, now call themselves Latowski. Members who went to
Israel call themselves Ben Yishai (son of Yishiah). My paternal grandfather
had his name changed by the pursor on the steamship >from Latucha to GAM,
which was his wife's maiden name. Gimmel, Aleph, Mem, an acronym for Govah
Medina, a tax collector.
Now, isn't that a real mish-mush? And it certainly doesn't follow any
distinct pattern or path described by Beider.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Respectfully
Larry Gaum (Latucha)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


who gets surnames based on city names? #belarus

Herbert Lazerow
 

Bob Kosovsky questions the proposition that when surnames
were taken, a person often took a surname related to the place where
he was living.
If this theory were true, logic would indicate that a majority of
people >from a
particular town would have that town's name, and smaller amounts would be
called by their priestly status or profession.
Having now observed a number of these taxation lists >from 1795-1818, what I
find striking is the variety of surnames for any town seems to be hardly less
than it would be 100 years later.
All true.
I pondered this for a while some years ago. Then I decided
that there would be no point in taking a surname that designated the
place where you currently lived. It only makes sense if you live
somewhere else. So, for instance, I have records >from Nezhin Ukraine
for 1860-1918. Looking through them, I found no people with the
surname "Nezhinskii", but I found families named "Varshavskii",
"Tarnapolskii", "Moskovskii", Mogilevskii, "Umanskii", and
"Berliner". These were people living in Nezhin at the time, and it
was convenient to label them as Khaim >from Warsaw or Khaim >from
Berlin. This would not have been convenient if they still lived in
Warsaw or Berlin, as there would have been too many Khaims of Warsaw there.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
Visiting Professor 2007-2008, Boalt Hall, University of California Berkeley
Professor and Director, Institute on Int'l and Comparative Law
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619)260-4597
Fax 619-260-2230
E-mail: lazer@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus who gets surnames based on city names? #belarus

Herbert Lazerow
 

Bob Kosovsky questions the proposition that when surnames
were taken, a person often took a surname related to the place where
he was living.
If this theory were true, logic would indicate that a majority of
people >from a
particular town would have that town's name, and smaller amounts would be
called by their priestly status or profession.
Having now observed a number of these taxation lists >from 1795-1818, what I
find striking is the variety of surnames for any town seems to be hardly less
than it would be 100 years later.
All true.
I pondered this for a while some years ago. Then I decided
that there would be no point in taking a surname that designated the
place where you currently lived. It only makes sense if you live
somewhere else. So, for instance, I have records >from Nezhin Ukraine
for 1860-1918. Looking through them, I found no people with the
surname "Nezhinskii", but I found families named "Varshavskii",
"Tarnapolskii", "Moskovskii", Mogilevskii, "Umanskii", and
"Berliner". These were people living in Nezhin at the time, and it
was convenient to label them as Khaim >from Warsaw or Khaim >from
Berlin. This would not have been convenient if they still lived in
Warsaw or Berlin, as there would have been too many Khaims of Warsaw there.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
Visiting Professor 2007-2008, Boalt Hall, University of California Berkeley
Professor and Director, Institute on Int'l and Comparative Law
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619)260-4597
Fax 619-260-2230
E-mail: lazer@...


Re: War Memorials - South London Synagogue WW1 Memorial Gates? #unitedkingdom

jeremy frankel
 

My second cousin twice removed, Cecil Eprile, a noted architect
supposedly designed a set of gates for the ark of the South East
London synagogue. These were a memorial for those killed during the
first World War.

The synagogue is no more, having been destroyed in 1940. It was
rebuilt in 1956. I suppose the gates were destroyed as well.

The source for the original information apparently comes >from the
1930 Annual Jewish Year Book, but this needs checking.

--
Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia, New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland, London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland, London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland, London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland, London, England, NYC, NY, USA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom re: War Memorials - South London Synagogue WW1 Memorial Gates? #unitedkingdom

jeremy frankel
 

My second cousin twice removed, Cecil Eprile, a noted architect
supposedly designed a set of gates for the ark of the South East
London synagogue. These were a memorial for those killed during the
first World War.

The synagogue is no more, having been destroyed in 1940. It was
rebuilt in 1956. I suppose the gates were destroyed as well.

The source for the original information apparently comes >from the
1930 Annual Jewish Year Book, but this needs checking.

--
Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia, New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland, London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland, London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, London, England, NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland, London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland, London, England, NYC, NY, USA


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Digital copies of Istanbul marriage records #sephardic

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I guided the project to transcribe over 75 thousand Istanbul marriage and
death records >from the late 1800s to the present:

http://www.benkazez.com/dan/istanbul/

We typed the index records for the marriages. I have digital copies of the
complete document for nearly all of the marriages. I would be happy to send
you a digital copy of a marriage record that is of special interest to you.

Daniel Kazez
Springfield, Ohio USA
KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, HABIB, FRESKO
http://www.benkazez.com/dan/elh-kaz-fre/


Digital copies of Istanbul marriage records #sephardic

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I guided the project to transcribe over 75 thousand Istanbul marriage and
death records >from the late 1800s to the present:

http://www.benkazez.com/dan/istanbul/

We typed the index records for the marriages. I have digital copies of the
complete document for nearly all of the marriages. I would be happy to send
you a digital copy of a marriage record that is of special interest to you.

Daniel Kazez
Springfield, Ohio USA
KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, HABIB, FRESKO
http://www.benkazez.com/dan/elh-kaz-fre/


Latvia SIG #Latvia Surnames in 1903 Business Ads in Mitau (Jelgava), Latvia Guidebook #latvia

Lois Rosen
 

Dear All,
While at the IAGJS Conference in SLC I stumbled upon an old (1903)
guidebook to Jelgava, Latvia in the stacks at the Family History
Library. The book has one page on the synagogue among its many pages
of churches and castles, but the back of the book is full of business
ads >from both Riga and Mitau (Jelgava), Latvia. I did not try to
discern which businesses were Jewish owned/run for fear of leaving
one out, so decided to copy them all. The ads are beautiful, and
include those for jewelers, brewers, shoe stores, musical
instruments, book stores, pharmaceuticals, confectioners and a
translator, to name a few. I will list the surnames I've extracted
from the ads, and if one is of interest to you, please contact me
privately and I will e-mail the ad to you.
SURNAMES >from 1903 BUSINESSES JELGAVA (MITAU) and also some in RIGA,
LATVIA
ARTEMJEWS
BLUMCHEN
BRAUER
BUTTNER
CAHN
CASAREWITSCH
DANNENBERG
DUMPF
EINFELD
FELDMANN
FINKENSTEIN
GOTZE
GRASSMANN
HAASE
HEERDT
HERTEL
HUBNER
KLACZKO
KOMEN
KROITZSCH
LANKOWSKY & LICCOP
LINDHOLM
LUTHER
MAULWURFF
MILWIDZKI
MESLIN
NIKLAS
REDLICH
ROSENTHAL
SCHLOTZER
SCHWARZ
SEMMEL
SIESLACK
STELLMACHER
STRECKER
WASSERMANN
WEISSMANN
WEITERMANN
ZIMMERMANN

Lois Rosen
logilby@...
La Canada, CA
Researching ROZINKO, ABRAMOVICH, SCHUWAL, GREDITOR, DRUJAN,
BERKOVICH, and GOLDBERG of Daugavpils and Riga, Latvia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Don Hirschhorn receives award from Yad Vashem #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I would personally like to second what Barry writes. Don does a vast
amount of vital volunteer work behind the scenes and he never gets
credit because it is always behind the scenes. He is always coming
up with inventive and useful ideas for furthering research or
expanding knowledge, but he doesn't let it rest there: he
aggressively pursues his ideas until they become a reality. We all
owe Don Hirschhorn countless awards for the work that he has done and
continues to do on our behalves.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel

On 31 Jul 2007, at 5:27 AM, Barry Shay wrote:
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The Latvia SIG is extremely proud that Don Hirschhorn, our Vice
President and long-time member, was presented with an award >from
Yad Vashem for his "activism, dedication and outstanding
volunteerism as coordinator for the Shoah Victims Names Recovery
Project," at the 27th Annual IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City,
Utah, July 18, 2007.