Date   

DNA testing #belarus

Marsha Epstein <marsha.epstein@...>
 

See JewishGen.org/dna for details on DNA testing, or go directly to
the Family Tree DNA website: www.familytreedna.com. It's cheaper if
there is already a project with your surname or other project that you
can join as a member. For example, we have an Epstein Surname Project,
in case any of you are Epsteins. We have some Levite R1b1c Epsteins.
Marsha Epstein
Los Angeles


Belarus SIG #Belarus DNA testing #belarus

Marsha Epstein <marsha.epstein@...>
 

See JewishGen.org/dna for details on DNA testing, or go directly to
the Family Tree DNA website: www.familytreedna.com. It's cheaper if
there is already a project with your surname or other project that you
can join as a member. For example, we have an Epstein Surname Project,
in case any of you are Epsteins. We have some Levite R1b1c Epsteins.
Marsha Epstein
Los Angeles


64th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto Commemorated in Bialystok #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear Bialystokers:

Yesterday, 16 August 2007, a ceremony commemorating the 64th
anniversary of the liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto was
held in Bialystok, sponsored by the City.

Our Jewish friend in Bialystok, Lucja Lisowska, helped to
organize the events and spoke at the ceremony. Lucja reports
that "The ceremony was beautiful. Many people came,
including students."

The ceremony was reported widely in Bialystok. The "Kurier
Poranny," one of the Bialystok dailies, reported on the
event and have three videos on their website.

1.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/BIALYSTOK/70816012
To play, click on ZOBACZ. This article's headline is about
the memory of the revolt (resistance) in the Bialystok
Ghetto. This video is taken at the Zabia Street Cemetery
(Ghetto Cemetery) and shows Yakov Finkelstein, a
representative of the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw; Maciej
Pawlak, a representative of the Jewish Community of Poland
(I think he is a Rabbinic student); and Lucja Lisowska.

2.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/BIALYSTOK/70816011
To play, click on ZOBACZ. This article's headline is
"Anniversary of the Ghetto Revolt." This video is taken at
the site of the Great Synagogue of Bialystok, burned by the
Nazis on 27 June, 1941 where a memorial to that event
stands. The video shows interviews with Joanna Furla-Buczek
from Warsaw, who studies Jewish history of Bialystok and
Felicja Nowak, a survivor of the Bialystok Ghetto, who was
hidden by righteous gentiles.

3.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/VIDEO/70816016
This article's headline is "Hadassa Hamburger Remembers."
This is an video of an interview with Hadassa, who was born
in Bialystok and is a survivor of Auschwitz. Hadassa appears
to be speaking Hebrew. A young man (I think her grandson)
translates to English. Lucja Lisowska translates to Polish.

Also attending the Ceremony was Dorit Brennan >from the
United States.

We are very proud of our fellow Bialystokers who represented
us at this Ceremony.

Mark Halpern
BialyGen Coordinator


genealogy of Jehiel HEILPERIN, Seder Hadorot #general

sbloom@...
 

I have already posted this to RAVSIG, but thought I'd cast a wider net in case
someone had pertinent information:

I am looking for anyone who has detailed information on the descendants of
Jehiel HEILPERIN, (1660-1746) the author of Seder Hadorot, and a great Talmudist
of Minsk.

It was written in another Rabbi's genealogy (published in 1939), that my 4th
great grandfather, Nachum Eliyahu (aka Eliasz Nuchem) HALPERN was a descendant
of R. Jehiel. Eliyahu lived >from 1789-1869 , mostly in Piatek, but also a bit
in Zdunska Wola, and I imagine surrounding towns. Since 129 years separates the
births of the two men, and the surnames are similar, I would hypothesize that
(presuming the rumor is true at all!) Eliyahu is the 2nd or 3rd great grandson
of R. Jehiel along a direct male line. The only such line I know of that went
past 1 generation is that of Jehiel's grandson (through his son Isaac). His
grandson was Yehudah Leib, and published Seder Hadorot, his grandfather's work.

Unfortunately, I have not found out much more. Neil Rosenstein's _Lurie Legacy_
does provide Jehiel's ancestry, and bit about some of the female line of descent
from one of Jehiel's daughters. But I can't find anything detailed about descent
from Jehiel's sons. There could potentially be information in the early Belarus
census of this area, but I have not checked to see if those records still
exist for that region (late 1780's to early 1800's).

If it helps, due to naming patterns in the family, I think it is likely, but not
proven, the Eliyahu's father was name Reuven Leib.

Please contact me privately with specific family information, but feel free to
post if you have information regarding sources, etc.

Also, I'd appreciate hearing >from anyone else who knows of a claim of descent
from Jehiel Heilperin--perhaps we could combine forces, and figure out how we
all connect to him.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland 64th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto Commemorated in Bialystok #poland

Bialystoker
 

Dear Bialystokers:

Yesterday, 16 August 2007, a ceremony commemorating the 64th
anniversary of the liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto was
held in Bialystok, sponsored by the City.

Our Jewish friend in Bialystok, Lucja Lisowska, helped to
organize the events and spoke at the ceremony. Lucja reports
that "The ceremony was beautiful. Many people came,
including students."

The ceremony was reported widely in Bialystok. The "Kurier
Poranny," one of the Bialystok dailies, reported on the
event and have three videos on their website.

1.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/BIALYSTOK/70816012
To play, click on ZOBACZ. This article's headline is about
the memory of the revolt (resistance) in the Bialystok
Ghetto. This video is taken at the Zabia Street Cemetery
(Ghetto Cemetery) and shows Yakov Finkelstein, a
representative of the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw; Maciej
Pawlak, a representative of the Jewish Community of Poland
(I think he is a Rabbinic student); and Lucja Lisowska.

2.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/BIALYSTOK/70816011
To play, click on ZOBACZ. This article's headline is
"Anniversary of the Ghetto Revolt." This video is taken at
the site of the Great Synagogue of Bialystok, burned by the
Nazis on 27 June, 1941 where a memorial to that event
stands. The video shows interviews with Joanna Furla-Buczek
from Warsaw, who studies Jewish history of Bialystok and
Felicja Nowak, a survivor of the Bialystok Ghetto, who was
hidden by righteous gentiles.

3.
http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070816/VIDEO/70816016
This article's headline is "Hadassa Hamburger Remembers."
This is an video of an interview with Hadassa, who was born
in Bialystok and is a survivor of Auschwitz. Hadassa appears
to be speaking Hebrew. A young man (I think her grandson)
translates to English. Lucja Lisowska translates to Polish.

Also attending the Ceremony was Dorit Brennan >from the
United States.

We are very proud of our fellow Bialystokers who represented
us at this Ceremony.

Mark Halpern
BialyGen Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen genealogy of Jehiel HEILPERIN, Seder Hadorot #general

sbloom@...
 

I have already posted this to RAVSIG, but thought I'd cast a wider net in case
someone had pertinent information:

I am looking for anyone who has detailed information on the descendants of
Jehiel HEILPERIN, (1660-1746) the author of Seder Hadorot, and a great Talmudist
of Minsk.

It was written in another Rabbi's genealogy (published in 1939), that my 4th
great grandfather, Nachum Eliyahu (aka Eliasz Nuchem) HALPERN was a descendant
of R. Jehiel. Eliyahu lived >from 1789-1869 , mostly in Piatek, but also a bit
in Zdunska Wola, and I imagine surrounding towns. Since 129 years separates the
births of the two men, and the surnames are similar, I would hypothesize that
(presuming the rumor is true at all!) Eliyahu is the 2nd or 3rd great grandson
of R. Jehiel along a direct male line. The only such line I know of that went
past 1 generation is that of Jehiel's grandson (through his son Isaac). His
grandson was Yehudah Leib, and published Seder Hadorot, his grandfather's work.

Unfortunately, I have not found out much more. Neil Rosenstein's _Lurie Legacy_
does provide Jehiel's ancestry, and bit about some of the female line of descent
from one of Jehiel's daughters. But I can't find anything detailed about descent
from Jehiel's sons. There could potentially be information in the early Belarus
census of this area, but I have not checked to see if those records still
exist for that region (late 1780's to early 1800's).

If it helps, due to naming patterns in the family, I think it is likely, but not
proven, the Eliyahu's father was name Reuven Leib.

Please contact me privately with specific family information, but feel free to
post if you have information regarding sources, etc.

Also, I'd appreciate hearing >from anyone else who knows of a claim of descent
from Jehiel Heilperin--perhaps we could combine forces, and figure out how we
all connect to him.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia


Tracing Romania Claims Conference Records #general

rlpearce@...
 

Hello Genners

Does anyone know how I can go about tracing the source of a Romania Claims
Conference Record? I have found on the JG Romania database, two references
to claims posted by or on behalf of Ira Kaner for internment in Romania. I
have the source code: JM13297 and the List Codes:+AR-6 and +AR-3. I believe
Ira Kaner may be a relative.

The database note says that the files are shared between the Central Zionist
Archive at Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Museum. I can find nothing on the
Yad Vashem site and it would appear that USHM records are not available on
line.

Has anyone had any success or can someone please offer advice?

Roberta Pearce
Buckhurst Hill, Essex, UK
Researching: COHN/COHEN/KANER/KAUER, Bucharest, Botosani


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tracing Romania Claims Conference Records #general

rlpearce@...
 

Hello Genners

Does anyone know how I can go about tracing the source of a Romania Claims
Conference Record? I have found on the JG Romania database, two references
to claims posted by or on behalf of Ira Kaner for internment in Romania. I
have the source code: JM13297 and the List Codes:+AR-6 and +AR-3. I believe
Ira Kaner may be a relative.

The database note says that the files are shared between the Central Zionist
Archive at Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Museum. I can find nothing on the
Yad Vashem site and it would appear that USHM records are not available on
line.

Has anyone had any success or can someone please offer advice?

Roberta Pearce
Buckhurst Hill, Essex, UK
Researching: COHN/COHEN/KANER/KAUER, Bucharest, Botosani


Re: Ohabei Shalom, Boston - some other ideas #usa

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Some other ideas for Felicia:
Check with Boston's public library and/or historical society.
They may have some archival material or information on where
it may be found.
Also -- the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) used to be headquartered
in suburban Boston. They may have information that could help you.

Marion H. Bernstein San Antonio, TX <hlb@texas.net>


Early American SIG #USA Re: Ohabei Shalom, Boston - some other ideas #usa

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Some other ideas for Felicia:
Check with Boston's public library and/or historical society.
They may have some archival material or information on where
it may be found.
Also -- the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) used to be headquartered
in suburban Boston. They may have information that could help you.

Marion H. Bernstein San Antonio, TX <hlb@texas.net>


Jennie MARX (born 1843) from Hesse Darmstadt and Ohio #germany

Linda Shefler
 

The 1860 census for Painesville, Ohio (near Cleveland) lists Jennie MARX (the
census incorrectly spells the name as MARKTZ), born about 1843 in Hesse
Darmstadt, whose occupation is bookbinder. She is living with Aaron MARX and
his family. I suspect that she's Aaron's sister.

If anyone has who they believe is this Jennie MARX in their family tree, I
would love to hear >from you. Please respond privately.
Thanks and a lovely Shabbat to all.

Linda Silverman Shefler Cary, North Carolina USAS linda.shefler@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Jennie MARX (born 1843) from Hesse Darmstadt and Ohio #germany

Linda Shefler
 

The 1860 census for Painesville, Ohio (near Cleveland) lists Jennie MARX (the
census incorrectly spells the name as MARKTZ), born about 1843 in Hesse
Darmstadt, whose occupation is bookbinder. She is living with Aaron MARX and
his family. I suspect that she's Aaron's sister.

If anyone has who they believe is this Jennie MARX in their family tree, I
would love to hear >from you. Please respond privately.
Thanks and a lovely Shabbat to all.

Linda Silverman Shefler Cary, North Carolina USAS linda.shefler@gmail.com


Name adoption records in Kippenheim, Michelfeld and elsewhere in Baden - Vital information about Baden lists #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Recently name adoption lists >from Kippenheim and Michelfeld in Baden
were added to the AHB website of Wolfgang Fritzsche. The addition was
announced here.

Your Moderator has ancestors >from Michelfeld and >from towns
surrounding Kippenheim and reviewed those name adoption lists with
care. I noted some possible transcription mistakes and reported them
to the AHB.

In my related conversations with several Michelfeld and Kippenheim
experts I was reminded of two extremely important commentaries on the
Baden name adoption records that can be found in the GerSIG Archives.

In September, 2001, Ralph Baer provided extensive information about
name adoption records >from towns in Baden in two messages posted to
the GerSIG Forum. They can be found by searching the SIG Archives for
"Ralph and Baer and Baden" Included is the LDS FHL film number for
Baden name adoption lists:
" LDS (Mormon Family History Library) film # 1,335,359 "

Many thanks to all who have participated in the recent conversation on
this subject and to Ralph Baer for his superb essay of September 23,
2001. GerSIG members in the Washington DC area who read it will
surely want to attend Mr. Baer's lecture at the DC JGS this year.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC JPL25@Cornell.edu

Researching: SCHEUER - Michelfeld; WEIL, MAYER and GRUENSTEIN from
near Kippenheim (Emmendingen and Altdorf)


German SIG #Germany Name adoption records in Kippenheim, Michelfeld and elsewhere in Baden - Vital information about Baden lists #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Recently name adoption lists >from Kippenheim and Michelfeld in Baden
were added to the AHB website of Wolfgang Fritzsche. The addition was
announced here.

Your Moderator has ancestors >from Michelfeld and >from towns
surrounding Kippenheim and reviewed those name adoption lists with
care. I noted some possible transcription mistakes and reported them
to the AHB.

In my related conversations with several Michelfeld and Kippenheim
experts I was reminded of two extremely important commentaries on the
Baden name adoption records that can be found in the GerSIG Archives.

In September, 2001, Ralph Baer provided extensive information about
name adoption records >from towns in Baden in two messages posted to
the GerSIG Forum. They can be found by searching the SIG Archives for
"Ralph and Baer and Baden" Included is the LDS FHL film number for
Baden name adoption lists:
" LDS (Mormon Family History Library) film # 1,335,359 "

Many thanks to all who have participated in the recent conversation on
this subject and to Ralph Baer for his superb essay of September 23,
2001. GerSIG members in the Washington DC area who read it will
surely want to attend Mr. Baer's lecture at the DC JGS this year.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC JPL25@Cornell.edu

Researching: SCHEUER - Michelfeld; WEIL, MAYER and GRUENSTEIN from
near Kippenheim (Emmendingen and Altdorf)


Re: IOBA Burial Society - Thank you and an important reminder #germany

Bonnie Frederics <bfrederics@...>
 

A big "Thank You" to all who responded to my inquiry regarding the IOBA
Burial Society. My great-grandmother was buried in Washington Cemetery,
Brooklyn, NY in 1922, but we can't find any record of her death. I'm hoping
to find the burial society record to see if it might be of some help. Now I
have to find out where those records, if they exist, might be kept.

The IOBA stands for Independent Order Brith Abraham, for those who are
interested. Regards, Bonnie Frederics bfrederics@gmail.com


from Ury Link Amsterdam Holland "Ury Link" <uryl@xs4all.nl>
Dear genners, Mrs Bonnie Zeisler wrote:
"Would anybody know what the initials IOBA stand for? They are on my
great-grandmother's burial card listed as the burial society. I'm trying to
follow up on information they may have."

This is a sample of an incomplete question to the GerSig Forum.

She does not give any information on country or city where we can find the
answer. And what was the language of the document. Is the burial card from
the USA or a country in the old world ?

Looking into the search engine on the Internet learned me that it can be the
initials of: "International Order of Brith Abraham" If I am right it have to do with the
a Order of Benei Brith or another Masonic loge. in the USA. Best regards

MODERATOR NOTE: We do not allow argumentative or demeaning messages in this list
but Mr. Link in Amsterdam reminds us of an important point:

One third of our readers live outside the USA and may not be familiar
with American Jewish organizations, customs etc. Further they may not
understand USA slang and abreviations including two letter postals for the
50 USA states.

Every GerSIG member should be considerate of our worldwide members
when writing email to this list.


German SIG #Germany Re: IOBA Burial Society - Thank you and an important reminder #germany

Bonnie Frederics <bfrederics@...>
 

A big "Thank You" to all who responded to my inquiry regarding the IOBA
Burial Society. My great-grandmother was buried in Washington Cemetery,
Brooklyn, NY in 1922, but we can't find any record of her death. I'm hoping
to find the burial society record to see if it might be of some help. Now I
have to find out where those records, if they exist, might be kept.

The IOBA stands for Independent Order Brith Abraham, for those who are
interested. Regards, Bonnie Frederics bfrederics@gmail.com


from Ury Link Amsterdam Holland "Ury Link" <uryl@xs4all.nl>
Dear genners, Mrs Bonnie Zeisler wrote:
"Would anybody know what the initials IOBA stand for? They are on my
great-grandmother's burial card listed as the burial society. I'm trying to
follow up on information they may have."

This is a sample of an incomplete question to the GerSig Forum.

She does not give any information on country or city where we can find the
answer. And what was the language of the document. Is the burial card from
the USA or a country in the old world ?

Looking into the search engine on the Internet learned me that it can be the
initials of: "International Order of Brith Abraham" If I am right it have to do with the
a Order of Benei Brith or another Masonic loge. in the USA. Best regards

MODERATOR NOTE: We do not allow argumentative or demeaning messages in this list
but Mr. Link in Amsterdam reminds us of an important point:

One third of our readers live outside the USA and may not be familiar
with American Jewish organizations, customs etc. Further they may not
understand USA slang and abreviations including two letter postals for the
50 USA states.

Every GerSIG member should be considerate of our worldwide members
when writing email to this list.


Oklahoma Cemetery #general

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

Is there is a Genner who might be prepared to photograph a grave in Fairlawn
Cemetery, Oklahoma City? I can reciprocate in several European cities & in
Australia.

Please reply privately.

Miriam Margolyes
email: 75342.3217@compuserve.com

searching: LAZARUS (Chicago) PONDEL (Chicago)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oklahoma Cemetery #general

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

Is there is a Genner who might be prepared to photograph a grave in Fairlawn
Cemetery, Oklahoma City? I can reciprocate in several European cities & in
Australia.

Please reply privately.

Miriam Margolyes
email: 75342.3217@compuserve.com

searching: LAZARUS (Chicago) PONDEL (Chicago)


new book about the Lower East Side #yiddish

jonina.duker@juno.com <jonina.duker@...>
 

A new book by author Lawrence J. Epstein about the Lower East Side has just come
out. Among his previous books is "The Haunted Smile", a book about Jewish
comedians and comedy.

"At The Edge Of A Dream": The Story Of Jewish Immigrants On New York's Lower East
Side, 1880-1920 has been published. The book was edited by Arthur Kurzweil and
is co-published by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The publisher describes
it this way: "This beautiful book tells the nostalgic tale of how millions of
Jewish immigrants entered America through the portal of the Lower East Side.
There in New York City they struggled and ultimately flourished in a neighborhood
that was the center of Jewish work, family, and culture. For more than fifty
years, the Lower East Side spawned newly-minted Americans, including entertainment
icons like George Burns and Ira Gershwin, gangsters like Meyer Lansky, and an
extraordinary array of people who would go on to transform American society."
Of course, the book has many photographs and documents.

Good Shabbos in advance. Jonina Duker. North Bethesda, MD.

BEIDICK (~Minsk), DUKER (~Minsk), GOLDBERG & GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
(Riga?), LEVINE (~Minsk?), RACHMAN (Salakas/Simferopol), RYMER,
SCHMUELIWITZ (~ Minsk?), SIEGEL (Uzpaliai), STRAUSS (Vilna?) & for my
descendant ARLICK (Ashmyany), BARNA (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Salgotarjan),
GOLDSTEIN, LICHTMAN (Csenger/Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Kemenesmihalyfa), SCHLESINGER

Moderator's Note: This posting is in accordance with JewishGen policy allowing a
one time mention of items available for sale commercially.


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre new book about the Lower East Side #yiddish

jonina.duker@juno.com <jonina.duker@...>
 

A new book by author Lawrence J. Epstein about the Lower East Side has just come
out. Among his previous books is "The Haunted Smile", a book about Jewish
comedians and comedy.

"At The Edge Of A Dream": The Story Of Jewish Immigrants On New York's Lower East
Side, 1880-1920 has been published. The book was edited by Arthur Kurzweil and
is co-published by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The publisher describes
it this way: "This beautiful book tells the nostalgic tale of how millions of
Jewish immigrants entered America through the portal of the Lower East Side.
There in New York City they struggled and ultimately flourished in a neighborhood
that was the center of Jewish work, family, and culture. For more than fifty
years, the Lower East Side spawned newly-minted Americans, including entertainment
icons like George Burns and Ira Gershwin, gangsters like Meyer Lansky, and an
extraordinary array of people who would go on to transform American society."
Of course, the book has many photographs and documents.

Good Shabbos in advance. Jonina Duker. North Bethesda, MD.

BEIDICK (~Minsk), DUKER (~Minsk), GOLDBERG & GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
(Riga?), LEVINE (~Minsk?), RACHMAN (Salakas/Simferopol), RYMER,
SCHMUELIWITZ (~ Minsk?), SIEGEL (Uzpaliai), STRAUSS (Vilna?) & for my
descendant ARLICK (Ashmyany), BARNA (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Salgotarjan),
GOLDSTEIN, LICHTMAN (Csenger/Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Kemenesmihalyfa), SCHLESINGER

Moderator's Note: This posting is in accordance with JewishGen policy allowing a
one time mention of items available for sale commercially.