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Re: WEINBERG in Dortmond, Germany #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

Dina Hill asked.......... if there is any information on the town of
Dortmond, Germany?
Has information been extracted for the Jewish people who were born there?

I would begin with the JewishGen Communities Page for the town; it is at
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1761123
Lots of interesting information on this Prussian town...including the
Jewish population of 1,924 (in 1900), 3,820 (in 1925). Also look at the
nearby towns to become familiar, so that when you research Weinberg you'll
find the ones >from Dortmond and the towns nearby.

I would start with the JGFF link on the page...and contact the other
researcher interested in Weinberg.

Then go to the German country database (there's a link on the page) to
see what information it might contain.

Lastly I would go to the German Special Interest Group (there's also a
link on the page), join and send your query to the German SIG
discussion list.

If you are really serious, I'd go to the archives of the German SIG
and see if anyone else has posted about your surname and town.

Happy Hunting and Happy New Year...Dina

Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: https://KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: WEINBERG in Dortmond, Germany #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Dina Hill asked.......... if there is any information on the town of
Dortmond, Germany?
Has information been extracted for the Jewish people who were born there?

I would begin with the JewishGen Communities Page for the town; it is at
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1761123
Lots of interesting information on this Prussian town...including the
Jewish population of 1,924 (in 1900), 3,820 (in 1925). Also look at the
nearby towns to become familiar, so that when you research Weinberg you'll
find the ones >from Dortmond and the towns nearby.

I would start with the JGFF link on the page...and contact the other
researcher interested in Weinberg.

Then go to the German country database (there's a link on the page) to
see what information it might contain.

Lastly I would go to the German Special Interest Group (there's also a
link on the page), join and send your query to the German SIG
discussion list.

If you are really serious, I'd go to the archives of the German SIG
and see if anyone else has posted about your surname and town.

Happy Hunting and Happy New Year...Dina

Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: https://KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


Finding a Lost Uncle #ukraine

jireitman
 

In 1921, most of the REJTMAN Family immigrated to the U.s. >from Berdichiv.
.
My father's oldest brother, Aron
Wolf Reitman did not.
He was alive in 1923, but all attempts to find him, or any family he may
have had , has Not produced any results.

Any ideas on how and where to search would be deeply appreciated.
Thanks,

Jerry Reitman
Jireitman@aol.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Finding a Lost Uncle #ukraine

jireitman
 

In 1921, most of the REJTMAN Family immigrated to the U.s. >from Berdichiv.
.
My father's oldest brother, Aron
Wolf Reitman did not.
He was alive in 1923, but all attempts to find him, or any family he may
have had , has Not produced any results.

Any ideas on how and where to search would be deeply appreciated.
Thanks,

Jerry Reitman
Jireitman@aol.com


Warsaw #bessarabia

Mirta Scheffer
 

I am planning to be in Warsaw for the conference.

Mirta Scheffer

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Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Warsaw #bessarabia

Mirta Scheffer
 

I am planning to be in Warsaw for the conference.

Mirta Scheffer

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Minsk Family - Boston #ukraine

Joshua Skarf <jskarf@...>
 

Thanks to everyone for helping me out with my search. I didn't get the obituaries >from the Jewish Advocate, but someone was kind enough to send me obituaries >from the Boston Herald, and another kind soul sent me pictures of their tombstones and a death record. Many thanks.

I am still trying to track down a death record of Sophie Minsk (her name may be listed as Neminsky) >from Chelsea, MA in 1931, as well as naturalization records >from Karl Minsk, her son or son-in-law (the records conflict on this matter.) 

If anyone can help me out with this, I'd greatly appreciate it. 

Thanks,

Josh

Researching: SPIVAK >from Tetiev


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Minsk Family - Boston #ukraine

Joshua Skarf <jskarf@...>
 

Thanks to everyone for helping me out with my search. I didn't get the obituaries >from the Jewish Advocate, but someone was kind enough to send me obituaries >from the Boston Herald, and another kind soul sent me pictures of their tombstones and a death record. Many thanks.

I am still trying to track down a death record of Sophie Minsk (her name may be listed as Neminsky) >from Chelsea, MA in 1931, as well as naturalization records >from Karl Minsk, her son or son-in-law (the records conflict on this matter.) 

If anyone can help me out with this, I'd greatly appreciate it. 

Thanks,

Josh

Researching: SPIVAK >from Tetiev


Searching for KAHAN Jozsef Iczig in Nagyvarad/Oradea #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I am looking for descendants of my great-uncle Jozsef Izek KAHAN who =
died in Nagyvarad (now Oradea) in Dec 1894. He married Lea (Leni) STERN =
in Jun 1886. After she died in about 1888, he married her sister Sarah =
in March 1889. They had at least three children--Vilma born Jan 1890, =
Sandor born Aug 1891, and Ilona b. Nov 1893. I have so far been unable =
to find any records for them or their children. Parents of Leni and Sara =
Stern were Ignac (Izsak) STERN and Johanna (Hani) HERMAN. Any info will =
be appreciated.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California

Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hung./Orasu Nou, Rom.
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hung./Sighet, =
Ciarda, Oradea, Rom.
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slov.; Cleveland =
LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slov.
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hung./Chonkovce, Sobrance, =
Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hung. ELOVITS/Hornya/Horna, Slov.
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, =
Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hung./Huncovce, Slov.
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech. =
Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hung./Aus., Hunfalu/Huncovce.=


Hungary SIG #Hungary Searching for KAHAN Jozsef Iczig in Nagyvarad/Oradea #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I am looking for descendants of my great-uncle Jozsef Izek KAHAN who =
died in Nagyvarad (now Oradea) in Dec 1894. He married Lea (Leni) STERN =
in Jun 1886. After she died in about 1888, he married her sister Sarah =
in March 1889. They had at least three children--Vilma born Jan 1890, =
Sandor born Aug 1891, and Ilona b. Nov 1893. I have so far been unable =
to find any records for them or their children. Parents of Leni and Sara =
Stern were Ignac (Izsak) STERN and Johanna (Hani) HERMAN. Any info will =
be appreciated.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California

Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hung./Orasu Nou, Rom.
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hung./Sighet, =
Ciarda, Oradea, Rom.
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slov.; Cleveland =
LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slov.
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hung./Chonkovce, Sobrance, =
Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hung. ELOVITS/Hornya/Horna, Slov.
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, =
Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hung./Huncovce, Slov.
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech. =
Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hung./Aus., Hunfalu/Huncovce.=


KUSHNER from Brest-Litovsk area #belarus

Steve Stein
 

I am looking for anyone researching the surname KUSHNER in the Brest,
Belarus (i.e. Brest-Litovsk) area. Hardly any of the matches for KUSHNER on
the JGFF seem to be in this area, but I have information on an Esther
KUSHNER who married a LEVY in Brest-Litovsk before coming to America in the
1890s. Esther's parents on her death certificate are listed as Morris
KUSHNER and Rachel SCHWARTZ. I also have census/revision records for a
KUSHNER family but they don't seem to be a match to the KUSHNERs I know
about.

Thanks in advance.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA
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Belarus SIG #Belarus KUSHNER from Brest-Litovsk area #belarus

Steve Stein
 

I am looking for anyone researching the surname KUSHNER in the Brest,
Belarus (i.e. Brest-Litovsk) area. Hardly any of the matches for KUSHNER on
the JGFF seem to be in this area, but I have information on an Esther
KUSHNER who married a LEVY in Brest-Litovsk before coming to America in the
1890s. Esther's parents on her death certificate are listed as Morris
KUSHNER and Rachel SCHWARTZ. I also have census/revision records for a
KUSHNER family but they don't seem to be a match to the KUSHNERs I know
about.

Thanks in advance.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA
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GRUBSTEIN from Brest-Litovsk area #belarus

Steve Stein
 

I am looking for anyone researching the surname GRUBSTEIN in the Brest,
Belarus (i.e. Brest-Litovsk) area. None of the matches for GRUBSTEIN on the
JGFF seem to be in this area, but I have information on a Pearl GRUBSTEIN
who married a LEVY in Brest-Litovsk before coming to America in the 1880s. I
also have 1850 Revision List information on the family of a Nosel David
GROBSHTEIN who apparently is Pearl's grandfather.

Thanks in advance.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA
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Belarus SIG #Belarus GRUBSTEIN from Brest-Litovsk area #belarus

Steve Stein
 

I am looking for anyone researching the surname GRUBSTEIN in the Brest,
Belarus (i.e. Brest-Litovsk) area. None of the matches for GRUBSTEIN on the
JGFF seem to be in this area, but I have information on a Pearl GRUBSTEIN
who married a LEVY in Brest-Litovsk before coming to America in the 1880s. I
also have 1850 Revision List information on the family of a Nosel David
GROBSHTEIN who apparently is Pearl's grandfather.

Thanks in advance.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA
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Advice on heritage tours in Bialystok region? #poland

Jade Brooks <jadembrooks@...>
 

Dear all,

My name is Jade and I'm trying to plan a family trip to Poland to
visit Sokolka, the hometown of my great-grandmother. Does anyone have
advice on tour agencies that offer Jewish heritage tours? Any other
tips or suggestions for a visit to the region? Should we rent a car?
Should we take the train? Is it very necessary to have a guide
(particularly as we do not speak Polish, sad to say)?

Many thanks in advance for any advice!

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BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Advice on heritage tours in Bialystok region? #poland

Jade Brooks <jadembrooks@...>
 

Dear all,

My name is Jade and I'm trying to plan a family trip to Poland to
visit Sokolka, the hometown of my great-grandmother. Does anyone have
advice on tour agencies that offer Jewish heritage tours? Any other
tips or suggestions for a visit to the region? Should we rent a car?
Should we take the train? Is it very necessary to have a guide
(particularly as we do not speak Polish, sad to say)?

Many thanks in advance for any advice!

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My Brick Wall – from Vilna to London #lithuania

Peter Hills <petermurrayhills@...>
 

The first official record of my paternal gm was when she married my gf
Jacob Velonsky in 1905 in London. Her maiden name was shown as
Rebecca Raymond and - according to the wedding authorisation - born
1880 in Vilna.

However it subsequently emerged >from contemporary inscriptions on the
back of photographs that her correct maiden name was probably Pruzhan
and - according to old family letters - that she had a twin brother
Laizer also born 1880 in Vilna.

I have a copy of the original Vilna birth record for Laizer but no
trace of a twin sister. In fact no trace of any birth, census,
passenger, school or naturalistion records for my gm prior to her
marriage.

The old family clearly assumed she was a twin sister to Leizer but how
can I confirm that or otherwise when I cannot trace any official
records prior to her marriage despite researching for over 20 years?
Any advice would be welcomed. Thank you.

Peter Hills

London UK

Researching RAYMOND/RIMAN (Vilna and London), VELONSKY (Jurbarkas and
London) and PRUZHAN (Vilna and Seattle).


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania My Brick Wall – from Vilna to London #lithuania

Peter Hills <petermurrayhills@...>
 

The first official record of my paternal gm was when she married my gf
Jacob Velonsky in 1905 in London. Her maiden name was shown as
Rebecca Raymond and - according to the wedding authorisation - born
1880 in Vilna.

However it subsequently emerged >from contemporary inscriptions on the
back of photographs that her correct maiden name was probably Pruzhan
and - according to old family letters - that she had a twin brother
Laizer also born 1880 in Vilna.

I have a copy of the original Vilna birth record for Laizer but no
trace of a twin sister. In fact no trace of any birth, census,
passenger, school or naturalistion records for my gm prior to her
marriage.

The old family clearly assumed she was a twin sister to Leizer but how
can I confirm that or otherwise when I cannot trace any official
records prior to her marriage despite researching for over 20 years?
Any advice would be welcomed. Thank you.

Peter Hills

London UK

Researching RAYMOND/RIMAN (Vilna and London), VELONSKY (Jurbarkas and
London) and PRUZHAN (Vilna and Seattle).


ALD Pasport Record Question #lithuania

Arnold Koslow <brooklyncowboy@...>
 

I found in ALD Search passport records in 1893 for what I believe are
my great and great great grandparents.

My question relates to who needed a passport for travel - in particular
were children under a certain age not required to have a passport.

The reason for my question is that while I found my great
grandfather Shachno Kacherginsky and great grandmother Sheina Rocha,
it did not list my Grandfather Eliash and Great Uncle Leib Meir
as having passports. My grandfather would have been an infant as he
was born per my records in early 1893 vs. mid 1893 when Shachno
and Sheina's passports were issued and Leib would be 10 or 11.

Thanks in advance for help with this question.
Arnold


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania ALD Pasport Record Question #lithuania

Arnold Koslow <brooklyncowboy@...>
 

I found in ALD Search passport records in 1893 for what I believe are
my great and great great grandparents.

My question relates to who needed a passport for travel - in particular
were children under a certain age not required to have a passport.

The reason for my question is that while I found my great
grandfather Shachno Kacherginsky and great grandmother Sheina Rocha,
it did not list my Grandfather Eliash and Great Uncle Leib Meir
as having passports. My grandfather would have been an infant as he
was born per my records in early 1893 vs. mid 1893 when Shachno
and Sheina's passports were issued and Leib would be 10 or 11.

Thanks in advance for help with this question.
Arnold

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