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Searching: GRIENISH Family, Lida? #belarus

Berna Heyman
 

I am looking for clues to find information on the GRIENISH family who
were connected to the BELITSKY family of Lida, Belarus. My mggm was a
Belitsky.

Fruma (Belitsky) and Hershel GRIENISH supposedly had immigrated to the
U.S. by 1907. In 1907, Fruma's brother Leib BELITSKY joined them in
Brooklyn, NY. Leib BELITSKY returned to Lida, Belarus in 1912. Fruma
and Hershel had 3 sons: Yankel, Kalman, Schlomo. I cannot find
information on any of them in the U.S. Hope someone might know of them
or have suggestions.

The name GRIENISH appears to be quite unusual for that area. I have
tried GREEN, GRINAUS, GRANICH, REINISH and and many Soundex
variations.

* Have searched several databases including: Ancestry.com, pilot
familysearch, stevemorse, italiangen.org, Hamburg passengers,
germanroots.com, rootsweb, using a few different Soundex conventions
* Used wild card searches
* Searched JewishGen digest and archives
* Checked JGFF
* Searched stevemorse.org several different ways
* Looked for similar names in Sefer Lida and searched the few possible names
* Searched in Ancestry.com combining a few of the sons (Yankel,
Kalman, Schloimo and English equivalent names)
* Searched Geni.com and Facebook

I would greatly appreciate your suggestions. Thank you.


Berna Heyman Williamsburg, VA
Berna.Heyman@gmail.com
Lida: KALMANOWICZ; KAGAN; KLACZKOWSKI; KUSZIELEWICZ; LEVIN; POLIACHEK;
BOYARSKY; RATMAN; SZCZYTNICKI; BELITSKY Dubno: KOLTUN
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with family information. General
research may be posted to the list


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: GRIENISH Family, Lida? #belarus

Berna Heyman
 

I am looking for clues to find information on the GRIENISH family who
were connected to the BELITSKY family of Lida, Belarus. My mggm was a
Belitsky.

Fruma (Belitsky) and Hershel GRIENISH supposedly had immigrated to the
U.S. by 1907. In 1907, Fruma's brother Leib BELITSKY joined them in
Brooklyn, NY. Leib BELITSKY returned to Lida, Belarus in 1912. Fruma
and Hershel had 3 sons: Yankel, Kalman, Schlomo. I cannot find
information on any of them in the U.S. Hope someone might know of them
or have suggestions.

The name GRIENISH appears to be quite unusual for that area. I have
tried GREEN, GRINAUS, GRANICH, REINISH and and many Soundex
variations.

* Have searched several databases including: Ancestry.com, pilot
familysearch, stevemorse, italiangen.org, Hamburg passengers,
germanroots.com, rootsweb, using a few different Soundex conventions
* Used wild card searches
* Searched JewishGen digest and archives
* Checked JGFF
* Searched stevemorse.org several different ways
* Looked for similar names in Sefer Lida and searched the few possible names
* Searched in Ancestry.com combining a few of the sons (Yankel,
Kalman, Schloimo and English equivalent names)
* Searched Geni.com and Facebook

I would greatly appreciate your suggestions. Thank you.


Berna Heyman Williamsburg, VA
Berna.Heyman@gmail.com
Lida: KALMANOWICZ; KAGAN; KLACZKOWSKI; KUSZIELEWICZ; LEVIN; POLIACHEK;
BOYARSKY; RATMAN; SZCZYTNICKI; BELITSKY Dubno: KOLTUN
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with family information. General
research may be posted to the list


Calarasi Cemetery and Synagogue Project #romania

talasky@...
 

I have access to some people who are willing to take pictures of every gravestone in the Calarasi cemetery and photos of every page of any genealogical significant book found at the cemetery or in the Synagogue. These people are very trustworthy (they did the Orhei cemetery and cemetery book for me a couple of years ago). They charge 25 cents for each photo (in Orhei the money was given to the Jewish community and used to fix the cemetery which had been flooding for years). I don't know how many gravestones there are (I am guessing 1000-2000) and don't know if there are any useful books. My guess is that we would need to raise $500-1000 for this project.

I will set up a fundraising project through Jewishgen (and give them the go-ahead) ONLY IF I get enough pledges to make it a possibility. If you are willing to help send me an email to talasky@comcast.net with the amount that you are willing to pledge. If I get enough support I will then set up the fundraising mechanism through Jewishgen. If I don't get enough support I wonj't go ahead with the project.

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO
MODERATOR NOTE: There are only 4 researchers for Calarasi(now in Moldova) listed in
the JGFF yet in 1939 there were over 3000 Jews! There is also a wonderful Shtetlink
page.


Romania SIG #Romania Calarasi Cemetery and Synagogue Project #romania

talasky@...
 

I have access to some people who are willing to take pictures of every gravestone in the Calarasi cemetery and photos of every page of any genealogical significant book found at the cemetery or in the Synagogue. These people are very trustworthy (they did the Orhei cemetery and cemetery book for me a couple of years ago). They charge 25 cents for each photo (in Orhei the money was given to the Jewish community and used to fix the cemetery which had been flooding for years). I don't know how many gravestones there are (I am guessing 1000-2000) and don't know if there are any useful books. My guess is that we would need to raise $500-1000 for this project.

I will set up a fundraising project through Jewishgen (and give them the go-ahead) ONLY IF I get enough pledges to make it a possibility. If you are willing to help send me an email to talasky@comcast.net with the amount that you are willing to pledge. If I get enough support I will then set up the fundraising mechanism through Jewishgen. If I don't get enough support I wonj't go ahead with the project.

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO
MODERATOR NOTE: There are only 4 researchers for Calarasi(now in Moldova) listed in
the JGFF yet in 1939 there were over 3000 Jews! There is also a wonderful Shtetlink
page.


Genealogy Library #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,

I am planning a trip to a genealogy library and would like suggestions on
the information that I should bring with me in order to help me know what
to look for, how to look for it, etc.
Any and all help will be most helpful.
Please direct all emails to :Bubylu@aol.com

Thanks again,
Lois Friedman
Bubylu@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy Library #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,

I am planning a trip to a genealogy library and would like suggestions on
the information that I should bring with me in order to help me know what
to look for, how to look for it, etc.
Any and all help will be most helpful.
Please direct all emails to :Bubylu@aol.com

Thanks again,
Lois Friedman
Bubylu@aol.com


Re: Searching for Edith KAHN #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Anthony Lewis wrote on 22 mei 2010 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

About two years ago another family member posted asking for this info.
We hope that in the intervening time new information may have
surfaced among new or existing members.

Edith KAHN was (is?) my second cousin, once removed. She was born 14
July 1933 at Wiesbaden, Germany to Max KAHN and Lina Getta HAUSMANN.
They arrived in New York 2 March 1937 about the Ile de France. As of
April 1942 Max was working for Kahn Brothers Smelting and Refining.

Max and Lina are deceased as are Max's brother Gustav KAHN and his
wife Betti JOSEPH. Gustav and Betti had no children.

The KAHN family was originally >from Breckenheim near Wiesbaden.
On 27 Jan 2009 "Stolpersteine" were put down in front of the houses of

Max and Lina Kahn, daughter Edith,
Breckenheim, Pfanngasse 1

and of Gustav and Betti Kahn
Breckenheim, Alte Dorfstr. 31a

See:
<http://www.am-spiegelgasse.de/wp-content/downloads/Zeitplan-
Stolpersteine27-01-09.pdf>

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolpersteine>

[I think this is also of general interest to the group]
--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my email address)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching for Edith KAHN #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Anthony Lewis wrote on 22 mei 2010 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

About two years ago another family member posted asking for this info.
We hope that in the intervening time new information may have
surfaced among new or existing members.

Edith KAHN was (is?) my second cousin, once removed. She was born 14
July 1933 at Wiesbaden, Germany to Max KAHN and Lina Getta HAUSMANN.
They arrived in New York 2 March 1937 about the Ile de France. As of
April 1942 Max was working for Kahn Brothers Smelting and Refining.

Max and Lina are deceased as are Max's brother Gustav KAHN and his
wife Betti JOSEPH. Gustav and Betti had no children.

The KAHN family was originally >from Breckenheim near Wiesbaden.
On 27 Jan 2009 "Stolpersteine" were put down in front of the houses of

Max and Lina Kahn, daughter Edith,
Breckenheim, Pfanngasse 1

and of Gustav and Betti Kahn
Breckenheim, Alte Dorfstr. 31a

See:
<http://www.am-spiegelgasse.de/wp-content/downloads/Zeitplan-
Stolpersteine27-01-09.pdf>

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolpersteine>

[I think this is also of general interest to the group]
--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my email address)


Re: Naturalization papers and change of name in the UK #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Kirsten Gradel wrote on 22 mei 2010 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I have an ancestor who arrived in UK 1855. assuming the name Mark
ABRAHAMS, for fear of Russian military acc. to his Nat. papers.

I heard about him >from family but rather despaired of ever finding him
with that rather common name. However, when at Kew looking for
Naturalizations for my Prashner/Prasznicer family I suddenly saw this
entry:
PRASZNICER, Mark Abraham(known as Mark ABRAHAMS) Nat. cert. 1904. I
was "high" when I left Kew that day.
Searching online in the London Gazette of 3 January 1905. Page 39 and 40 of
144, also gives you most of this information:

THE NATURALIZATION ACT, 1870,
LIST of ALIENS to Whom Certificates of Naturalization or- of Readmission to
British Nationality have been granted by the Secretary of State* who have
taken the Oath of Allegiance, and whose Certificates have been registered
in the Home Office during the Month of November, 1904.

Prasznicer, Mark Abraham (known as Abrahams, Mark)
Russia
Date of taking Oath of Allegiance: 28th November, 1904
Place of Residence: Middlesex, 232, Willesden-lane, Brondesbury

<http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27750/pages/40> [pdf]

Search string:
<http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/issues/all=PRASZNICER,+Mark+Abraham>
--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Naturalization papers and change of name in the UK #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Kirsten Gradel wrote on 22 mei 2010 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I have an ancestor who arrived in UK 1855. assuming the name Mark
ABRAHAMS, for fear of Russian military acc. to his Nat. papers.

I heard about him >from family but rather despaired of ever finding him
with that rather common name. However, when at Kew looking for
Naturalizations for my Prashner/Prasznicer family I suddenly saw this
entry:
PRASZNICER, Mark Abraham(known as Mark ABRAHAMS) Nat. cert. 1904. I
was "high" when I left Kew that day.
Searching online in the London Gazette of 3 January 1905. Page 39 and 40 of
144, also gives you most of this information:

THE NATURALIZATION ACT, 1870,
LIST of ALIENS to Whom Certificates of Naturalization or- of Readmission to
British Nationality have been granted by the Secretary of State* who have
taken the Oath of Allegiance, and whose Certificates have been registered
in the Home Office during the Month of November, 1904.

Prasznicer, Mark Abraham (known as Abrahams, Mark)
Russia
Date of taking Oath of Allegiance: 28th November, 1904
Place of Residence: Middlesex, 232, Willesden-lane, Brondesbury

<http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27750/pages/40> [pdf]

Search string:
<http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/issues/all=PRASZNICER,+Mark+Abraham>
--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


GOLDSCHMIDT Family from Uttrichshausen #germany

Linda Shefler
 

After just having a patronym for my fourth great grandmother for quite a
while, I just learned that she is of the GOLDSCHMIDT family of
Uttrichshausen.

Scheine (Schoenchen) (o umlaut) GOLDSCHMIDT was born about 1775 and was
the daughter of Meier.

If anyone is familiar with this family, please contact me privately.

Many thanks- Linda Silverman Shefler, Hod HaSharon, Israel linda.shefler@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany GOLDSCHMIDT Family from Uttrichshausen #germany

Linda Shefler
 

After just having a patronym for my fourth great grandmother for quite a
while, I just learned that she is of the GOLDSCHMIDT family of
Uttrichshausen.

Scheine (Schoenchen) (o umlaut) GOLDSCHMIDT was born about 1775 and was
the daughter of Meier.

If anyone is familiar with this family, please contact me privately.

Many thanks- Linda Silverman Shefler, Hod HaSharon, Israel linda.shefler@gmail.com


Re: The "Tzippur" River In or Near Cecowa, Galicia #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Shelda Sandler wrote

My grandfather always said he was >from "Tzetziv on the Tzippur River." I
have located the town of Tzetziv (Cecowa) in Tarnopol province in Galicia.
His birth record and those of his immediate family are together with the
records >from Zborow(Tarnopol province). However, the "Tzippur (or some
alternate spelling) River" eludes me. I have scoured maps with no
success.
I am aware that "Tzippur" may be the Yiddish name of the river and/or it
may
be spelled quite differently >from the way it sounds (example: Cecowa =
Tzetziv). Can anyone locate the "Tzippur" River on a map and tell me
where
it is?

Name of the river is STRYPA [stree pah], it beats me how it made into
"Tzippur"

Cecowa is located on the right bank of the river, a short distance
downstream >from Zborow (Zborov).

BTW, Buczacz (Buchach) is also located on the Strypa River.

There is a short English write-up on the river:

http://www.encyclopediaofukraine.com/pages/S/T/StrypaRiver.htm

and a more elaborate one with the river's waterfall snapshot at Buchach on
the Ukrainian site:

http://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BF%D0%B0

During 1915-1916 (WWI period) Strypa River was a front line between the
Austro-Hungarian and Russian armies .

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


JRI Poland #Poland Re: The "Tzippur" River In or Near Cecowa, Galicia #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Shelda Sandler wrote

My grandfather always said he was >from "Tzetziv on the Tzippur River." I
have located the town of Tzetziv (Cecowa) in Tarnopol province in Galicia.
His birth record and those of his immediate family are together with the
records >from Zborow(Tarnopol province). However, the "Tzippur (or some
alternate spelling) River" eludes me. I have scoured maps with no
success.
I am aware that "Tzippur" may be the Yiddish name of the river and/or it
may
be spelled quite differently >from the way it sounds (example: Cecowa =
Tzetziv). Can anyone locate the "Tzippur" River on a map and tell me
where
it is?

Name of the river is STRYPA [stree pah], it beats me how it made into
"Tzippur"

Cecowa is located on the right bank of the river, a short distance
downstream >from Zborow (Zborov).

BTW, Buczacz (Buchach) is also located on the Strypa River.

There is a short English write-up on the river:

http://www.encyclopediaofukraine.com/pages/S/T/StrypaRiver.htm

and a more elaborate one with the river's waterfall snapshot at Buchach on
the Ukrainian site:

http://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BF%D0%B0

During 1915-1916 (WWI period) Strypa River was a front line between the
Austro-Hungarian and Russian armies .

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


Lithuanian Jews on Postage Stamps #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

For those of you who collect stamps or find them of interest, it might
behoove you to visit the following philatelic site which focuses on Litvak
Jews on Stamps:

http://www.lituanicaonstamps.com/en/rinkiniai_zydai.php

The Jews featured on the site are:

Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel, Porozovo, Belarus
Yosef Glazman, Alytus
Lea Goldberg, Kaunas
Jehuda Leon Gordon, Vilnius
Jose Gurvich, Yezna
Al Jolson, Seredzius
Berek Joselewicz, Kretinga
Abraam Khvoles, Kaunas
Joseph Klausner, Olkeniki
Isaak Levitan, Kybartai
Abraham Mapu, Kaunas
Samuel Mohilever, Hlubokaye, Belarus
Yehuda Pen, Zarasai
Bernard Revel, Kaunas
Lasar Segall, Vilnius
Ben Shahn, Kaunas
Abba Hillel Silver, Kudirkos Naumestis
Chaim Soutine, Smilavichi, Belarus
The Vilna Gaon, Vilnius
Yitzhak "Antek" Zuckerman, Vilnius

This is just one more interesting resources for investing your family or
Litvak contributions.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You can also find two articles on the LitvakSIG Online
Journal about Ben Shahn and Izaak Levitan as Lithuanian Jews on Postage
Stamps.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuanian Jews on Postage Stamps #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

For those of you who collect stamps or find them of interest, it might
behoove you to visit the following philatelic site which focuses on Litvak
Jews on Stamps:

http://www.lituanicaonstamps.com/en/rinkiniai_zydai.php

The Jews featured on the site are:

Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel, Porozovo, Belarus
Yosef Glazman, Alytus
Lea Goldberg, Kaunas
Jehuda Leon Gordon, Vilnius
Jose Gurvich, Yezna
Al Jolson, Seredzius
Berek Joselewicz, Kretinga
Abraam Khvoles, Kaunas
Joseph Klausner, Olkeniki
Isaak Levitan, Kybartai
Abraham Mapu, Kaunas
Samuel Mohilever, Hlubokaye, Belarus
Yehuda Pen, Zarasai
Bernard Revel, Kaunas
Lasar Segall, Vilnius
Ben Shahn, Kaunas
Abba Hillel Silver, Kudirkos Naumestis
Chaim Soutine, Smilavichi, Belarus
The Vilna Gaon, Vilnius
Yitzhak "Antek" Zuckerman, Vilnius

This is just one more interesting resources for investing your family or
Litvak contributions.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You can also find two articles on the LitvakSIG Online
Journal about Ben Shahn and Izaak Levitan as Lithuanian Jews on Postage
Stamps.


Four more films of interest to Litvak SIG researchers #lithuania

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Less than a week ago I announced to the Litvak SIG group that I had put
online within the virtual Museum of Family History twenty short films
produced by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski, one of which was about a town
in today's Lithuania, i.e. Siauliai. As of today, there are now twice as
many of Tomek's films available to you, four more specifically about Jewish
life in Lithuania.

The additional towns now represented are Jonava, Kaunas (Kovno), Kupiskis,
and Svencionys (Swieciany).

Jonava: The End of the Jonava Jews
Kaunas: The Jewish Cemetery of Kaunas, 2009 (photos of the cemetery and
gravestones)
Kupiskis: The Jewish Cemetery of Kupiskis
Svencionys: The Jewish Cemetery of Swieciany, 1917.

I hope you find these films interesting. More than half the forty films
available to you have to do with Poland, though there are five that deal
with current towns in Belarus and one in the Ukraine.
The films are listed and linked alphabetically and can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm

You will also find a few films not associated with any particular town, also
by Tomek:

Chassidim During the Holocaust
Jewish Children of the Holocaust
Jewish Cemeteries until 1945
Snapshots of Genocide


Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Four more films of interest to Litvak SIG researchers #lithuania

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Less than a week ago I announced to the Litvak SIG group that I had put
online within the virtual Museum of Family History twenty short films
produced by Bialystok native Tomek Wisniewski, one of which was about a town
in today's Lithuania, i.e. Siauliai. As of today, there are now twice as
many of Tomek's films available to you, four more specifically about Jewish
life in Lithuania.

The additional towns now represented are Jonava, Kaunas (Kovno), Kupiskis,
and Svencionys (Swieciany).

Jonava: The End of the Jonava Jews
Kaunas: The Jewish Cemetery of Kaunas, 2009 (photos of the cemetery and
gravestones)
Kupiskis: The Jewish Cemetery of Kupiskis
Svencionys: The Jewish Cemetery of Swieciany, 1917.

I hope you find these films interesting. More than half the forty films
available to you have to do with Poland, though there are five that deal
with current towns in Belarus and one in the Ukraine.
The films are listed and linked alphabetically and can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/tomek/films.htm

You will also find a few films not associated with any particular town, also
by Tomek:

Chassidim During the Holocaust
Jewish Children of the Holocaust
Jewish Cemeteries until 1945
Snapshots of Genocide


Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay June Meeting #general

Sally Israel
 

*Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay Meeting
Sharing Successes In Genealogical Research**
Members' Genealogical Research Success Stories
Sunday, June 13, 2010*

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida on Sunday,
June 13, 2010. A pre-program social with light refreshments and library
access begins at 1:30 PM, The program starts at 2:00 PM.

This program will be an information sharing session where individual
researchers will report on significant discoveries they made in their
family research and how they were able to achieve these successes. These
successes will provide insight and give encouragement to others on how
they too can achieve success in their family research. Bring a success
story with you, and tell us about it.

The Jewish Genealogical Society’s library and research resources
including printed materials and Internet access, along with guided
assistance and information exchange >from experienced researchers will be
available to participants at the meeting. Members may check out library
materials to take home.

The purpose of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is to assist
interested individuals in learning about Jewish genealogy and how to
research and document their own family histories. The Society does this
by facilitating the exchange of research information, encouraging and
facilitating research activities, educating members to help themselves
and others, making available research resources and materials, arranging
genealogical research tours and presenting monthly programs of interest
to Jewish genealogical researchers.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is
invited to attend. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are
welcome. For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay or directions to the meeting call Clint Elbow at 727-786-5518.

Sally U. Israel
St. Petersburg, FL


Kalvarija Records #lithuania

Stewart K. Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

With regard to my previous posting and Howard's reply, of course he is
correct. Since all of my Kalvarija (Louis Rubin) research is previous to
1900 I did not have 1922-1939 records in mind. My apologizes to Howard for
my misquote. I do wish to thank him for some research suggestions which he
sent to me privately.

Stewart K. Bernstein