Date   

Mansfield 1880 #usa

Hazel Dakers
 

Hello Jill

I wonder if these are the MANSFIELDs for whom you are looking? They were
living in Portland Oregon but had moved to San Fransisco by 1880.

As members of this list may remember I have been trying very hard to
unravel this MANSFIELD family,below, for some time and would welcome any
information you may have Jill.Please tell me about the Ohio family.

1880 census San Fransisco living in McAllister Street:
Myer MANSFIELD Auctioneer born Prussia (as were his parents)
Rebecca MANSFIELD 47 b. New York of English parents keeps house
Theo 27 commercial traveller b. New York
Henry 26 Commercial traveller b. New York
Louisa 22 at home b. New York
Catherine 20 at home sore throat b. Oregon
Abraham 13 b. California
Edgar 7 measlesb. California
Lee Jim servant 14 b. China
John P Hickey 31 capitalist b. Illinois of Irish parents

Hazel Dakers, London UK www.hazeldakers.co.uk


Early American SIG #USA Mansfield 1880 #usa

Hazel Dakers
 

Hello Jill

I wonder if these are the MANSFIELDs for whom you are looking? They were
living in Portland Oregon but had moved to San Fransisco by 1880.

As members of this list may remember I have been trying very hard to
unravel this MANSFIELD family,below, for some time and would welcome any
information you may have Jill.Please tell me about the Ohio family.

1880 census San Fransisco living in McAllister Street:
Myer MANSFIELD Auctioneer born Prussia (as were his parents)
Rebecca MANSFIELD 47 b. New York of English parents keeps house
Theo 27 commercial traveller b. New York
Henry 26 Commercial traveller b. New York
Louisa 22 at home b. New York
Catherine 20 at home sore throat b. Oregon
Abraham 13 b. California
Edgar 7 measlesb. California
Lee Jim servant 14 b. China
John P Hickey 31 capitalist b. Illinois of Irish parents

Hazel Dakers, London UK www.hazeldakers.co.uk


JewishGen seeking genealogy instructor and perl technician #usa

bounce-1843829-772955@...
 

Greetings all...

Attendance at the Basic JewishGen Genealogy Course is fully subscribed
within a few days of announcement. JewishGen would like to hold these
workshops more frequently but we need a volunteer to be responsible for
additional sessions (the course is fully written, you would respond to
student questions on diverse topics). Your background should include
(1) a solid knowledge of U.S. Jewish genealogy and sources;
(2) ability to research student questions quickly, and
(3) about 2 hours per day for 2 weeks, then 1 hour per day for 2 weeks.
We have a training program.

JewishGen's mailing lists use the Lyris ListManager program,
which is written in the perl programming language. We have
various technical issues, and we need someone to help
resolve them and interface with Lyris technical support.
There are issues with text-parsing, email deliverability and
networking; knowledge of MS-SQL is a plus.

If you would like to volunteer to help grow JewishGen,
please contact me directly.
Phyllis Kramer
phylliskramer1@att.net
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen seeking genealogy instructor and perl technician #usa

bounce-1843829-772955@...
 

Greetings all...

Attendance at the Basic JewishGen Genealogy Course is fully subscribed
within a few days of announcement. JewishGen would like to hold these
workshops more frequently but we need a volunteer to be responsible for
additional sessions (the course is fully written, you would respond to
student questions on diverse topics). Your background should include
(1) a solid knowledge of U.S. Jewish genealogy and sources;
(2) ability to research student questions quickly, and
(3) about 2 hours per day for 2 weeks, then 1 hour per day for 2 weeks.
We have a training program.

JewishGen's mailing lists use the Lyris ListManager program,
which is written in the perl programming language. We have
various technical issues, and we need someone to help
resolve them and interface with Lyris technical support.
There are issues with text-parsing, email deliverability and
networking; knowledge of MS-SQL is a plus.

If you would like to volunteer to help grow JewishGen,
please contact me directly.
Phyllis Kramer
phylliskramer1@att.net
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.


German Jews deported from Italy #germany

Lande
 

In 1943-44 thousands of Jews were deported >from Italy to Auschwitz, where
most perished. While most of these were Italian, there were thousands of
Jews >from other countries who had fled to Italy in the hope of avoiding Nazi
persecution.

Drawing on Lilianne Picciotto's Il Libro della Memoria, I prepared a list
for Jewishgen of all (229 names) Jews born in Germany who had been deported
to Auschwitz.

Very few of these persons are presently included in the Bundesarchiv's
Gedenkbuch and their names do not generally appear in the ITS archives.

Copies of the list are being sent to both institutions and it is hoped that
the Bundesarchiv will add the names in their on-line version.

The information on each individual is extremely rich, including parent's
and other family members' names. However, at this point I have only chosen
to include those persons born in Germany, since citizenship is not given,
and this limitation more easily fits Bundesarchiv requirements.

Virtually every European nationality, and even a few Americans, were among
those deported, and there were probably more Austrian Jews listed than
German Jews. Until the list appears on Jewishgen, if any readers have
questions regarding specific individuals, German or other, who were believed
to have fled to Italy, they may contact me at pdlande@starpower.net

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


German SIG #Germany German Jews deported from Italy #germany

Lande
 

In 1943-44 thousands of Jews were deported >from Italy to Auschwitz, where
most perished. While most of these were Italian, there were thousands of
Jews >from other countries who had fled to Italy in the hope of avoiding Nazi
persecution.

Drawing on Lilianne Picciotto's Il Libro della Memoria, I prepared a list
for Jewishgen of all (229 names) Jews born in Germany who had been deported
to Auschwitz.

Very few of these persons are presently included in the Bundesarchiv's
Gedenkbuch and their names do not generally appear in the ITS archives.

Copies of the list are being sent to both institutions and it is hoped that
the Bundesarchiv will add the names in their on-line version.

The information on each individual is extremely rich, including parent's
and other family members' names. However, at this point I have only chosen
to include those persons born in Germany, since citizenship is not given,
and this limitation more easily fits Bundesarchiv requirements.

Virtually every European nationality, and even a few Americans, were among
those deported, and there were probably more Austrian Jews listed than
German Jews. Until the list appears on Jewishgen, if any readers have
questions regarding specific individuals, German or other, who were believed
to have fled to Italy, they may contact me at pdlande@starpower.net

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


An answer to why there was mention of Sephardim and Ashkenazim in Helkat Mehokek #poland

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Dear all,

Two days ago, together with my colleagues of the Israel Genealogical Society
(IGS) I was very glad to publish here that 8,092 burials in Mount of Olives
Cemetery, Jerusalem, were now searchable online on IGS website. As stated,
the great majority of them date >from the 19th century.

The announcement also said that "1,500 burials were Sephardim and 6,592
Ashkenazim".

I received some personal messages accusing of separating Sephardim >from
Ashkenazim. And here is my answer to all of them.

Because of partition of charity funds between the various communities living
in Eretz Israel and especially in Jerusalem, tweleve (12) burial societies,
divided per community, managed burials in the city. Even the Ashkenazim who
became the majority by the end of the 19th century had several burial
societies. By the way these twelve burial societies of Jerusalem still
exist!

This is why, when the author of Helkat Mehokek transcribed the tombstone
inscriptions, he mentioned: Sephardim section, Ashekenazi section.
Moreover, he used to mention in notes when an Ashkenazi was buried in the
Sephardic section.

This is the historical background of life in Jerusalem till the beginning of
the 20th century.

A fact that all the organizers of the various International Conferences on
Jewish Genealogy should learn >from our Israel Genealogical Society: Till
today, Philadelphia conference included, the only conference that had a
third of its lectures dedicated to Sephardic genealogy was the 2004
Conference held in Jerusalem and organized by IGS. Certainly an example to
be followed!

Another fact: the Israel Genealogical Society is the first society out of
some 70 worldwide that created a Sephardic SIG in its framework and
remained for many years the only one.

So, please, do not accuse IGS of separatism!

Shabbat Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society

Rose Feldman
webmistress


JRI Poland #Poland An answer to why there was mention of Sephardim and Ashkenazim in Helkat Mehokek #poland

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Dear all,

Two days ago, together with my colleagues of the Israel Genealogical Society
(IGS) I was very glad to publish here that 8,092 burials in Mount of Olives
Cemetery, Jerusalem, were now searchable online on IGS website. As stated,
the great majority of them date >from the 19th century.

The announcement also said that "1,500 burials were Sephardim and 6,592
Ashkenazim".

I received some personal messages accusing of separating Sephardim >from
Ashkenazim. And here is my answer to all of them.

Because of partition of charity funds between the various communities living
in Eretz Israel and especially in Jerusalem, tweleve (12) burial societies,
divided per community, managed burials in the city. Even the Ashkenazim who
became the majority by the end of the 19th century had several burial
societies. By the way these twelve burial societies of Jerusalem still
exist!

This is why, when the author of Helkat Mehokek transcribed the tombstone
inscriptions, he mentioned: Sephardim section, Ashekenazi section.
Moreover, he used to mention in notes when an Ashkenazi was buried in the
Sephardic section.

This is the historical background of life in Jerusalem till the beginning of
the 20th century.

A fact that all the organizers of the various International Conferences on
Jewish Genealogy should learn >from our Israel Genealogical Society: Till
today, Philadelphia conference included, the only conference that had a
third of its lectures dedicated to Sephardic genealogy was the 2004
Conference held in Jerusalem and organized by IGS. Certainly an example to
be followed!

Another fact: the Israel Genealogical Society is the first society out of
some 70 worldwide that created a Sephardic SIG in its framework and
remained for many years the only one.

So, please, do not accuse IGS of separatism!

Shabbat Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society

Rose Feldman
webmistress


Search Suggestions #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

< From: skbernst123@yahoo.com - Past E-mail correspondences with Howard
Margol informed me of the fact that records for Calvaria, Suwalkie
Gubernia are at this present time mostly non existent. Howard did not
say that the records were destroyed, just "that they have not been
uncovered as of yet".

My first inquiry is, if my great grandfather Louis Rubin b.1860, during a
period when Calvaria, Suwalkie was under German rule, might not any
records >from that period be found somewhere in Germany and not the present
Lithuania? >

If Kalvarija was, at one time, located in East Prussia, the records would
have been located in the Memel (now Klaipeda, Lithuania) archive. Those
records are no longer in Klaipeda but are located in three different
archives. About one-third of the records are in the Central archive in
Vilnius, one-third in an archive in Berlin, Germany,and the rest of the
records are in Olstzyn , Poland.

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz in Berlin,
Germany is an expert on these records. She will not do your research for
you but, if contacted, she will point you in the right direction. You can
reach her at
www.judeninostpreussen.de/front_content.php?idcat=108&lang=10&client=13

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
www.pusalotas.org

**************


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Search Suggestions #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

< From: skbernst123@yahoo.com - Past E-mail correspondences with Howard
Margol informed me of the fact that records for Calvaria, Suwalkie
Gubernia are at this present time mostly non existent. Howard did not
say that the records were destroyed, just "that they have not been
uncovered as of yet".

My first inquiry is, if my great grandfather Louis Rubin b.1860, during a
period when Calvaria, Suwalkie was under German rule, might not any
records >from that period be found somewhere in Germany and not the present
Lithuania? >

If Kalvarija was, at one time, located in East Prussia, the records would
have been located in the Memel (now Klaipeda, Lithuania) archive. Those
records are no longer in Klaipeda but are located in three different
archives. About one-third of the records are in the Central archive in
Vilnius, one-third in an archive in Berlin, Germany,and the rest of the
records are in Olstzyn , Poland.

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz in Berlin,
Germany is an expert on these records. She will not do your research for
you but, if contacted, she will point you in the right direction. You can
reach her at
www.judeninostpreussen.de/front_content.php?idcat=108&lang=10&client=13

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
www.pusalotas.org

**************


Fw: World Telephone book on-line #lithuania

balden <balden@...>
 

The following site gives the telephone nos. of the world by country.
Click on the site and fill in details required in the Search Engine.

http://www.phonebookoftheworld.com/

Beryl Baleson.
balden@zahav.net.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Fw: World Telephone book on-line #lithuania

balden <balden@...>
 

The following site gives the telephone nos. of the world by country.
Click on the site and fill in details required in the Search Engine.

http://www.phonebookoftheworld.com/

Beryl Baleson.
balden@zahav.net.il


BENCEL FAMILY IN KOVNO #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

< From: Sally Kepnes sbkepnes@verizon.net
I am looking for any relatives >from my father's family. The family
name should sound like BENCEL and they lived in Kovno proper. The
father's name sounded like Hersh the mother's name was Sarah. It was
a large family -at least 5 brothers and 2 sisters. >

Since your information is not exact, finding the correct records by
searching the databases may not produce the desired results. A better
direction to go in may be to acquire the translated records in Excel
spreadsheets. By looking at the data in a spreadsheet, many times
records can be found based not on the spelling of the name but by your
knowledge of the family.

A $100 contribution to LitvakSIG, specified for the Kaunas District, will
bring you thousands of records covering many different years. Another $100
contribution, specified for Kaunas vital records, will bring you thousands
of city of Kaunas vital records that have been translated.

A third $100 contribution, specified for the Kaunas Family List -
1858-1915, will bring you an additional thousands of records. These
records are unique in that they include records that were extracted
from the original records that no longer exist. As an example, the Kaunas
1858 revision list no longer exists. Many records included in the KFL -
1858-1915 list were extracted >from the 1858 RL when it did exist.

If your budget will allow it, a fourth $100 contribution to LitvakSIG will
bring you over 27,000 city of Kaunas Internal Passport records -
1919-1940.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org and click on Become a Contributor.
It is safe to use your credit card as the site is secure. In case you
prefer to mail a check, or your credit card info, instructions for
doing so are included on the web site.

Howard Margol
Chair - LitvakSIG records acquisition


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania BENCEL FAMILY IN KOVNO #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

< From: Sally Kepnes sbkepnes@verizon.net
I am looking for any relatives >from my father's family. The family
name should sound like BENCEL and they lived in Kovno proper. The
father's name sounded like Hersh the mother's name was Sarah. It was
a large family -at least 5 brothers and 2 sisters. >

Since your information is not exact, finding the correct records by
searching the databases may not produce the desired results. A better
direction to go in may be to acquire the translated records in Excel
spreadsheets. By looking at the data in a spreadsheet, many times
records can be found based not on the spelling of the name but by your
knowledge of the family.

A $100 contribution to LitvakSIG, specified for the Kaunas District, will
bring you thousands of records covering many different years. Another $100
contribution, specified for Kaunas vital records, will bring you thousands
of city of Kaunas vital records that have been translated.

A third $100 contribution, specified for the Kaunas Family List -
1858-1915, will bring you an additional thousands of records. These
records are unique in that they include records that were extracted
from the original records that no longer exist. As an example, the Kaunas
1858 revision list no longer exists. Many records included in the KFL -
1858-1915 list were extracted >from the 1858 RL when it did exist.

If your budget will allow it, a fourth $100 contribution to LitvakSIG will
bring you over 27,000 city of Kaunas Internal Passport records -
1919-1940.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org and click on Become a Contributor.
It is safe to use your credit card as the site is secure. In case you
prefer to mail a check, or your credit card info, instructions for
doing so are included on the web site.

Howard Margol
Chair - LitvakSIG records acquisition


Re: BERKOWITZ family of Canada #general

Alan Greenberg
 

Philip Mintz wrote:
I am seeking contact with descendants of the Berkowitz family of Toronto, Canada.
I am deliberately replying publicly because I think there is an important issue to
be raised. I cannot speak about Toronto, but for Montreal, there have been very
many different families with that name. A request with more details (years, given
names, where they were from) is far more likely to yield good results).

Also note that names that in the US ended in WITZ were commonly spelled with VITCH
in Canada - I don't know why, but I have seen many examples, including in my own
family.

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: BERKOWITZ family of Canada #general

Alan Greenberg
 

Philip Mintz wrote:
I am seeking contact with descendants of the Berkowitz family of Toronto, Canada.
I am deliberately replying publicly because I think there is an important issue to
be raised. I cannot speak about Toronto, but for Montreal, there have been very
many different families with that name. A request with more details (years, given
names, where they were from) is far more likely to yield good results).

Also note that names that in the US ended in WITZ were commonly spelled with VITCH
in Canada - I don't know why, but I have seen many examples, including in my own
family.

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada


The Black Book #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The Black Book of Polish Jewery
I looked it up in catalogue for all the univeristies in Israel. It states - an
account of the martrydom of Polish Jewry under the Nazi occupation. It was
published in New York in 1943. The editory is Apenszlak, Jacob. In Israel it can be
found in all the university libraries.

There is also the Black Book of Poland It is available at the National Library in
Jerusalem, Yad Vashem and Tel-Aviv University. The description states - The black
record of German barbarism >from the close of the war in Poland, which ended
October 6, 1939, until the end of June, 1941 but it was published in New York.
but it states Copyright ... by the Polish Ministry of Information - maybe this was
the Polish government in exile.

If David meant another book, I would be interested in getting more information.

Rose Feldman
GITNER, REZNIK - Podolia, Ukraine
EPSTEIN, Ruzhany & Mscibow, Belarus
TREPER, TREPMAN, SOJCHER, FELDMAN, LICHT - Warsaw, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Black Book #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The Black Book of Polish Jewery
I looked it up in catalogue for all the univeristies in Israel. It states - an
account of the martrydom of Polish Jewry under the Nazi occupation. It was
published in New York in 1943. The editory is Apenszlak, Jacob. In Israel it can be
found in all the university libraries.

There is also the Black Book of Poland It is available at the National Library in
Jerusalem, Yad Vashem and Tel-Aviv University. The description states - The black
record of German barbarism >from the close of the war in Poland, which ended
October 6, 1939, until the end of June, 1941 but it was published in New York.
but it states Copyright ... by the Polish Ministry of Information - maybe this was
the Polish government in exile.

If David meant another book, I would be interested in getting more information.

Rose Feldman
GITNER, REZNIK - Podolia, Ukraine
EPSTEIN, Ruzhany & Mscibow, Belarus
TREPER, TREPMAN, SOJCHER, FELDMAN, LICHT - Warsaw, Poland


Povitz - where is this? #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

I wonder if anyone can through any light on the following. On the 1911 UK census
my husband's great-father Gershon (George) BERLINSKIE says he was born in Povitz.
At the side of the word Povitz is "by" and underneath these two words is what
looks like Grilson. Then, in the next column headed Nationality is the word
German.

I have found his marriage at the Great Synagogue in Manchester in 1874 but could
not find him on the 1871 census so assume he came a little prior to 1874. On the
1881, 1891, and 1901 UK census it states he was born in Germany and in brackets
the words German Subject.

Can anyone throw any light on this?

Sincerely

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester, UK

Still researching:- ESTRY >from somewhere in Poland; BERLINSKIE >from Charlottenburg
in Berlin; KAMENSHCHIK >from Zeimia and Jonova in Lithuania; DIAMOND >from Suwalki;
FRANK >from Garliava in Lithuania; LEVI & LESCZINSKIJ >from Sompolno in Poland;
SHLUZITEL (now GOLDBERG) >from Birzai in Lithuania, COHEN >from Russian Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Povitz - where is this? #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

I wonder if anyone can through any light on the following. On the 1911 UK census
my husband's great-father Gershon (George) BERLINSKIE says he was born in Povitz.
At the side of the word Povitz is "by" and underneath these two words is what
looks like Grilson. Then, in the next column headed Nationality is the word
German.

I have found his marriage at the Great Synagogue in Manchester in 1874 but could
not find him on the 1871 census so assume he came a little prior to 1874. On the
1881, 1891, and 1901 UK census it states he was born in Germany and in brackets
the words German Subject.

Can anyone throw any light on this?

Sincerely

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester, UK

Still researching:- ESTRY >from somewhere in Poland; BERLINSKIE >from Charlottenburg
in Berlin; KAMENSHCHIK >from Zeimia and Jonova in Lithuania; DIAMOND >from Suwalki;
FRANK >from Garliava in Lithuania; LEVI & LESCZINSKIJ >from Sompolno in Poland;
SHLUZITEL (now GOLDBERG) >from Birzai in Lithuania, COHEN >from Russian Poland