Date   

IOBA records #belarus

abe simon
 

Does anyone know where I might find out if there are society records
available for the International Order of Brith/Bnai Abraham, IOBA? My
grandfathers, mgm, father, and other family members are buried in the IOBA
Lodge No. 300 Cemetery in Buffalo, NY. It has changed name or combined with
the North Park Cemetery. I have an old certificate of membership for my
grandfather and I have been to the graves at the cemetery. The basic name
and date records are online. Recently I tried on the Internet to see if
there is any central records location for this society but only got one hit
and it was not a recent address. I'm trying to find others >from the same
shtetls.
Thanks for any help.

Abe Simon
Las Vegas, NV
abe_simon@cox.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus IOBA records #belarus

abe simon
 

Does anyone know where I might find out if there are society records
available for the International Order of Brith/Bnai Abraham, IOBA? My
grandfathers, mgm, father, and other family members are buried in the IOBA
Lodge No. 300 Cemetery in Buffalo, NY. It has changed name or combined with
the North Park Cemetery. I have an old certificate of membership for my
grandfather and I have been to the graves at the cemetery. The basic name
and date records are online. Recently I tried on the Internet to see if
there is any central records location for this society but only got one hit
and it was not a recent address. I'm trying to find others >from the same
shtetls.
Thanks for any help.

Abe Simon
Las Vegas, NV
abe_simon@cox.net


Email From Israel #belarus

Michael Kaltman
 

A member of the Belarus SIG recently emailed me requesting information on
being of assistance on the Minsk records project. I mistakenly deleted the
email. If you recently emailed me and your email account is through
Israel's telephone company, please email again. Sorry for the delay.

Michael Kaltman
mkaltman1940@msn.com


ASARKEWICZ, ASARKOF BLUMEN #belarus

lbb47@...
 

Hello
By an odd set of events I have received a copy of my grandparents
marriage certificate >from a relative.
I was astounded to see that their last names had been switched by an
unknown clerk in the marriage licensing office.
My grandmothers last name which was Blumen was listed as ASARKOF
and my grandfathers last name which was Asarkof was listed as BLOOM.
My father had no idea this switch and change of the names had occurred
but certainly clears up why we have no relatives with the last name of Bloom!

I am now researching the original Asarkewicz, Asarkof(f) and Blumen.

Lois Bloom Barnett
Boston Ma


Belarus SIG #Belarus Email From Israel #belarus

Michael Kaltman
 

A member of the Belarus SIG recently emailed me requesting information on
being of assistance on the Minsk records project. I mistakenly deleted the
email. If you recently emailed me and your email account is through
Israel's telephone company, please email again. Sorry for the delay.

Michael Kaltman
mkaltman1940@msn.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus ASARKEWICZ, ASARKOF BLUMEN #belarus

lbb47@...
 

Hello
By an odd set of events I have received a copy of my grandparents
marriage certificate >from a relative.
I was astounded to see that their last names had been switched by an
unknown clerk in the marriage licensing office.
My grandmothers last name which was Blumen was listed as ASARKOF
and my grandfathers last name which was Asarkof was listed as BLOOM.
My father had no idea this switch and change of the names had occurred
but certainly clears up why we have no relatives with the last name of Bloom!

I am now researching the original Asarkewicz, Asarkof(f) and Blumen.

Lois Bloom Barnett
Boston Ma


Correction: "Unsere Heimat" Schluchtern #general

SandyR <sbr19@...>
 

If anyone has the book "Unsere Heimat" Schluchtern 1988 can you please contact me.
I am missing some of the pages.
Thankyou
Sandy Roth
SBR19@VERIZON.NET

Sorry on the posting yesterday I spelled the name of the town wrong.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction: "Unsere Heimat" Schluchtern #general

SandyR <sbr19@...>
 

If anyone has the book "Unsere Heimat" Schluchtern 1988 can you please contact me.
I am missing some of the pages.
Thankyou
Sandy Roth
SBR19@VERIZON.NET

Sorry on the posting yesterday I spelled the name of the town wrong.


Re: Social Security Search with Maiden Name only? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Anna Reuter asked about finding a woman's married name by asking for a Social
Security application(for SS-5) and then looking in the Social Security Death Index.

It sounds as if this method should work, although I haven't tried it myself, but I
want to correct a small error in her query. The SSDI does not have information
about place of death - it gives the place of residence at the time of death, which
can be different. If it is, the death certificate may not be on file in the state
of residence.

Regards,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Social Security Search with Maiden Name only? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Anna Reuter asked about finding a woman's married name by asking for a Social
Security application(for SS-5) and then looking in the Social Security Death Index.

It sounds as if this method should work, although I haven't tried it myself, but I
want to correct a small error in her query. The SSDI does not have information
about place of death - it gives the place of residence at the time of death, which
can be different. If it is, the death certificate may not be on file in the state
of residence.

Regards,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Burial in Buenos Aires 1950s - how would I find the record? #general

Jonathan Grodzinski
 

A friend of mine will be attending a medical conference in Buenos Aires next week.
His grandmother died there between 1950 and 1955 and he would like to find her
grave. Her name was Marguerite (spelling of first name may be more Germanic)
FREISTADT. She was born TANDLER in Vienna, about 1880 and her husband who died in
Vienna before she left c. 1939 was Hugo FREISTADT It is not known whether she was
buried in a Jewish cemetery, so general help in finding records would also be
appreciated

Jonathan Grodzinski
London UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burial in Buenos Aires 1950s - how would I find the record? #general

Jonathan Grodzinski
 

A friend of mine will be attending a medical conference in Buenos Aires next week.
His grandmother died there between 1950 and 1955 and he would like to find her
grave. Her name was Marguerite (spelling of first name may be more Germanic)
FREISTADT. She was born TANDLER in Vienna, about 1880 and her husband who died in
Vienna before she left c. 1939 was Hugo FREISTADT It is not known whether she was
buried in a Jewish cemetery, so general help in finding records would also be
appreciated

Jonathan Grodzinski
London UK


Name Adotion Lists-Schweinshaupten now Bundorf, Frankonia and Moisling (today Luebeck) #germany

AHB <w.fritzsche@...>
 

Dear Siggers,

With the help of another GERSIG member I was able to add two more name
adoption lists to my website.

You will find the list of Moisling (today Luebeck) under
www.a-h-b.de/AHB/Listen/Moisling.htm
and
Schweinshaupten (today part of Bundorf, Frankonia) under
www.a-h-b.de/AHB/Listen/Schweinshaupten.htm

More lists can be found under www.a-h-b.de/AHB/links_e.htm

Best regards, Wolfgang Fritzsche, prof. Genealogist,
Germany near Mainz and Wiesbaden www.A-H-B.de


German SIG #Germany Name Adotion Lists-Schweinshaupten now Bundorf, Frankonia and Moisling (today Luebeck) #germany

AHB <w.fritzsche@...>
 

Dear Siggers,

With the help of another GERSIG member I was able to add two more name
adoption lists to my website.

You will find the list of Moisling (today Luebeck) under
www.a-h-b.de/AHB/Listen/Moisling.htm
and
Schweinshaupten (today part of Bundorf, Frankonia) under
www.a-h-b.de/AHB/Listen/Schweinshaupten.htm

More lists can be found under www.a-h-b.de/AHB/links_e.htm

Best regards, Wolfgang Fritzsche, prof. Genealogist,
Germany near Mainz and Wiesbaden www.A-H-B.de


Zilupe & Piense Latvia - Family RUBIN #general

AE Rubin <613770@...>
 

B"H

Hello Everyone! I am new to this group & I'm not even sure if this is the correct
address to use when posting a comment. If not, I hope one of you will let me know
where & how to post comments - thanks! If it is correct, then here I go...I am
looking for nformation about the RUBIN Family >from Zilupe, Latvia. My Grandfather,
Avrohom Yaakov was a tailor. He was married to Hennie (Henya) LOTZOFF. Actually, I
think the LOTZOFF Family lived in Zilupe and my Grandfather must have moved there
when they were married. The RUBIN Family (I think) was actually located in Piesne
or Piense (sp?). Avrohom Yaakov RUBIN was the eldest of approx 10 - 11 children
some died very young). He had a brother, Aaron Rubin, for whom I am named. He came
to New York and died there & he never married. I think he came to the USA prior to
WW 2. There was a much younger brother, William /Ze'ev Wolf Rubin. He came to New
York early 1900's & lived in the NY / NJ area until he died at age 101 - he also
never married. Ze'ev Wolf was a boy chazan in Piense, & when he came to the USA
somehow got involved in vaudeville and sang opera, etc., he joined a famous
vaudeville troupe known as Roxy & Gang. He made several recordings, primarily with
Victrola or their lesser known labels, but eventually left show biz to become a
full time Cantor. He eventually settled in White Plains and was a cantor there for
several decades. Anyhow, My Father, a"h, is Harold Rubin / Chaim Esir Rubin - his
father was Avrohom Yaakov, and Chaim Esir had one brother, Yitzchak Zalman Rubin /
Ike. My father was sent to the USA when he was approx 16 years old, approx 1937, to
live with his uncle, William / Ze'ev Wolf. His parents and grandparents were all
murdered in Zilupe & are buried in a mass grave in Zilupe. My father and his uncle
Willie placed tomb stones on this plot as have many others. The story is that they
were supposedly murdered by the locals, working in hand with the approaching
Germans, y'mach sh'mom. Many of the Jews were shot to death after digging this
massive grave - not sure how many Jews in Zilupe actually survived, but some did &
they and ended up in various concentration camps, etc. My uncle, Yitzchak Zalman
ended up in the Russian army and was not in Zilupe at the time of this massacre
Thank G'd. He served in the army through the war, & my father served in the USA
army and did some duty in the Pacific theater. Yitzchak Zalman ended up returning
to Latvia and lived in Riga. There is a story that sometime after the war he was
actually the mayor of Riga for a short time but ended up marrying a nonJewish woman
and they have one daughter. By the way, does anyone know how I might be able to
confirm this story that my uncle was indeed the mayor in Riga for a short time? If
you know how I can confirm, pls send the info to me,thanks My father Harold Rubin/
Chaim Esir, ended up at an army base in Texas during the war (Paris, TX) a few
hours >from Dallas, TX, & he met my Mother in Dallas during the war and afterward
they were married & lived in NY for one year, and returned to Dallas to stay. My
father visited Latvia a number of times beginning around 1966 continuing through
most of the 1970s. He would stay in Moscow & in Riga, but always went with his
brother to Zilupe to visit the graves of their parents and maternal grandparents.
On his first trip back to Latvia my father was surprised to meet a very elderly
aunt that had survived the war and he did was not aware of it. When he was a child,
She would walk many miles anytime he or his brother was sick, and she would bring
them one orange! It was the only time they ever had an orange. My uncle, Yitzchak
Zalman applied to come to the USA dozens of times - long before it was "popular" to
do so, or to go to Israel. My father was actually granted a meeting in Moscow with
the directorship in the office where they actually issued the papers to leave the
USSR. At one such meeting this person showed my father the file on his brother &
noted that it was the largest file in the system filled with numerous applications
and rejects. Finally, Thank G'd,in 1977 Yitzchak Zalman and his wife and their
daughter were granted full permission to leave the USSR / Latvia and moved to
Dallas, Texas where he died less than ten years later. His wife, daughter, & son in
law still live in Dallas area. I want to know if anyone has any information
whatsoever about the RUBIN FAMILY in Zilupe or the LOTZOFF Family in Zilupe. A
cousin of my father left Latvia for South Africaaround the time my father went to
the USA & they remained in contactt for many years and my parents travelled to SA,
and some of the extended family would come to Dallas, as well. Lotzoff is the
family name of my Grandmother Hennie or Henya Lotzoff, and she was married to
Avrohom Yaakov Rubin. They had two sons, my father, Chaim Esir / Harold and
Yitzchak Zalman / Ike. I also want to know if anyone has any nformation about the
RUBIN FAMILY in Piense, Latvia. My father said that his entire extended family, all
but him and his brother, and this one aunt, were killed in the Holocaust (and these
two young cousins somehow survived). There is no known history as to when or where
all the Rubin's & Lotzoff's died, however, when my father left Latvia he had two
very young cousins and somehow they survived the war, and they lived in Riga, and
they provided the info that the entire Rubin / Lotzoff clan had been killed al
kiddush HaShem - except the two of them & this elderly aunt. And my father & his
Brother since neither were in Latvia during the war. These two young cousins were
able to confirm how Avrohom Yaakov & Hennie were killed in Zilupe and also Hennie's
parents (Gita & Yisroel). They also knew that no one survived except for the one
elderly aunt. After the war they were somehow back in Riga and were able to find
this aunt and my uncle - my father's brother - and for some reason, my uncle never
told my father that the two cousins and this aunt had survived, as he did not know
this info until his first trip back to Latvia. Please get back to me if anyone
has any information regarding my family, or regarding the Jewish Community
in Zilupe and the surrounding areas. Thank You -
Aharon Rubin I can be reached at 613770@sbcglobal.net
or aerere@sbcglobal.net

MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF). If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the enter/modify procedure enter and register all
the towns and surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about
more names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can
keep your own listings up to date.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zilupe & Piense Latvia - Family RUBIN #general

AE Rubin <613770@...>
 

B"H

Hello Everyone! I am new to this group & I'm not even sure if this is the correct
address to use when posting a comment. If not, I hope one of you will let me know
where & how to post comments - thanks! If it is correct, then here I go...I am
looking for nformation about the RUBIN Family >from Zilupe, Latvia. My Grandfather,
Avrohom Yaakov was a tailor. He was married to Hennie (Henya) LOTZOFF. Actually, I
think the LOTZOFF Family lived in Zilupe and my Grandfather must have moved there
when they were married. The RUBIN Family (I think) was actually located in Piesne
or Piense (sp?). Avrohom Yaakov RUBIN was the eldest of approx 10 - 11 children
some died very young). He had a brother, Aaron Rubin, for whom I am named. He came
to New York and died there & he never married. I think he came to the USA prior to
WW 2. There was a much younger brother, William /Ze'ev Wolf Rubin. He came to New
York early 1900's & lived in the NY / NJ area until he died at age 101 - he also
never married. Ze'ev Wolf was a boy chazan in Piense, & when he came to the USA
somehow got involved in vaudeville and sang opera, etc., he joined a famous
vaudeville troupe known as Roxy & Gang. He made several recordings, primarily with
Victrola or their lesser known labels, but eventually left show biz to become a
full time Cantor. He eventually settled in White Plains and was a cantor there for
several decades. Anyhow, My Father, a"h, is Harold Rubin / Chaim Esir Rubin - his
father was Avrohom Yaakov, and Chaim Esir had one brother, Yitzchak Zalman Rubin /
Ike. My father was sent to the USA when he was approx 16 years old, approx 1937, to
live with his uncle, William / Ze'ev Wolf. His parents and grandparents were all
murdered in Zilupe & are buried in a mass grave in Zilupe. My father and his uncle
Willie placed tomb stones on this plot as have many others. The story is that they
were supposedly murdered by the locals, working in hand with the approaching
Germans, y'mach sh'mom. Many of the Jews were shot to death after digging this
massive grave - not sure how many Jews in Zilupe actually survived, but some did &
they and ended up in various concentration camps, etc. My uncle, Yitzchak Zalman
ended up in the Russian army and was not in Zilupe at the time of this massacre
Thank G'd. He served in the army through the war, & my father served in the USA
army and did some duty in the Pacific theater. Yitzchak Zalman ended up returning
to Latvia and lived in Riga. There is a story that sometime after the war he was
actually the mayor of Riga for a short time but ended up marrying a nonJewish woman
and they have one daughter. By the way, does anyone know how I might be able to
confirm this story that my uncle was indeed the mayor in Riga for a short time? If
you know how I can confirm, pls send the info to me,thanks My father Harold Rubin/
Chaim Esir, ended up at an army base in Texas during the war (Paris, TX) a few
hours >from Dallas, TX, & he met my Mother in Dallas during the war and afterward
they were married & lived in NY for one year, and returned to Dallas to stay. My
father visited Latvia a number of times beginning around 1966 continuing through
most of the 1970s. He would stay in Moscow & in Riga, but always went with his
brother to Zilupe to visit the graves of their parents and maternal grandparents.
On his first trip back to Latvia my father was surprised to meet a very elderly
aunt that had survived the war and he did was not aware of it. When he was a child,
She would walk many miles anytime he or his brother was sick, and she would bring
them one orange! It was the only time they ever had an orange. My uncle, Yitzchak
Zalman applied to come to the USA dozens of times - long before it was "popular" to
do so, or to go to Israel. My father was actually granted a meeting in Moscow with
the directorship in the office where they actually issued the papers to leave the
USSR. At one such meeting this person showed my father the file on his brother &
noted that it was the largest file in the system filled with numerous applications
and rejects. Finally, Thank G'd,in 1977 Yitzchak Zalman and his wife and their
daughter were granted full permission to leave the USSR / Latvia and moved to
Dallas, Texas where he died less than ten years later. His wife, daughter, & son in
law still live in Dallas area. I want to know if anyone has any information
whatsoever about the RUBIN FAMILY in Zilupe or the LOTZOFF Family in Zilupe. A
cousin of my father left Latvia for South Africaaround the time my father went to
the USA & they remained in contactt for many years and my parents travelled to SA,
and some of the extended family would come to Dallas, as well. Lotzoff is the
family name of my Grandmother Hennie or Henya Lotzoff, and she was married to
Avrohom Yaakov Rubin. They had two sons, my father, Chaim Esir / Harold and
Yitzchak Zalman / Ike. I also want to know if anyone has any nformation about the
RUBIN FAMILY in Piense, Latvia. My father said that his entire extended family, all
but him and his brother, and this one aunt, were killed in the Holocaust (and these
two young cousins somehow survived). There is no known history as to when or where
all the Rubin's & Lotzoff's died, however, when my father left Latvia he had two
very young cousins and somehow they survived the war, and they lived in Riga, and
they provided the info that the entire Rubin / Lotzoff clan had been killed al
kiddush HaShem - except the two of them & this elderly aunt. And my father & his
Brother since neither were in Latvia during the war. These two young cousins were
able to confirm how Avrohom Yaakov & Hennie were killed in Zilupe and also Hennie's
parents (Gita & Yisroel). They also knew that no one survived except for the one
elderly aunt. After the war they were somehow back in Riga and were able to find
this aunt and my uncle - my father's brother - and for some reason, my uncle never
told my father that the two cousins and this aunt had survived, as he did not know
this info until his first trip back to Latvia. Please get back to me if anyone
has any information regarding my family, or regarding the Jewish Community
in Zilupe and the surrounding areas. Thank You -
Aharon Rubin I can be reached at 613770@sbcglobal.net
or aerere@sbcglobal.net

MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF). If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the enter/modify procedure enter and register all
the towns and surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about
more names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can
keep your own listings up to date.


Baku, Azerbijan documents #general

Lois Bebergal
 

I am looking for birth documents around 1920 in Baku, Azerbijan. Can anyone advise
me on where to start looking?

Lois Bebergal
Atlanta, Georgia
lb50@comcast.net

BEBERGAL, Zakroczym, Poland; Nowy Dwor, Poland; KOPLAN, Zakroczym;
WJINSTOCK, Zakroczym; ENGEL, Zakroczym, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Baku, Azerbijan documents #general

Lois Bebergal
 

I am looking for birth documents around 1920 in Baku, Azerbijan. Can anyone advise
me on where to start looking?

Lois Bebergal
Atlanta, Georgia
lb50@comcast.net

BEBERGAL, Zakroczym, Poland; Nowy Dwor, Poland; KOPLAN, Zakroczym;
WJINSTOCK, Zakroczym; ENGEL, Zakroczym, Poland


Re: Shlioma/Zalman #general

Jules Levin
 

If we change places of the letters "o" and "i" in Shlioma we get Shloima which is
a diminutive form of Shlomo (hebrew for Salomon) in iddish accent.
Sam Lenger
Not a diminutive, but merely a Yiddish dialect pronunciation of Shlomo, cf. kodesh
and koidesh. A diminutive example would be Sloimele.
Jules Levin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Shlioma/Zalman #general

Jules Levin
 

If we change places of the letters "o" and "i" in Shlioma we get Shloima which is
a diminutive form of Shlomo (hebrew for Salomon) in iddish accent.
Sam Lenger
Not a diminutive, but merely a Yiddish dialect pronunciation of Shlomo, cf. kodesh
and koidesh. A diminutive example would be Sloimele.
Jules Levin