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Re: Seeking info Kaminsky/Kominsky arrived in US 1890 from Russia #general

boris
 

Elizabeth Lea Kaminsky wrote:
Have been seeking information on my great grandparents, Samuel and Jennie
(Goldstein) Kaminsky. I have found them in the 1910 census in Philadelphia,
which says they were born in Russia, approximately 1873 and arrived in US
1890. Other possible spellings were Kmelnetzky (>from a story told by my
great uncle). He also said he was told the family came >from near Kiev.
The three names mentioned in the post, i.e. Kaminsky, Goldstein, and
Khmelnitsky, were very common among Russian Jews. "Near Kiev" is only a
slightly better pointer than, say, "near Philadelphia".

It may be possible to find a family connection or at least a town connection
when studying the census records for the same building - and go >from there.
It is also possible to find records of a nearby synagogue. Studying nearby
cemetery plots may provide a clue if a family belonged to a landsmenshaft.

To achieve any degree of success in cases when a surname is common, the town
of origin is unknown, and ship manifests cannot be found, a comprehensive
strategy must be developed, with identifiable and measurable steps.
Conceptually it is not difficult, although quite time consuming, but I
personally do not see a better way. If someone has a better suggestion, I
would love to hear how to do it "faster, better, and cheaper". Life is too
short.

Boris Feldblyum
boris@bfcollection.net
Potomac, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Seeking info Kaminsky/Kominsky arrived in US 1890 from Russia #general

boris
 

Elizabeth Lea Kaminsky wrote:
Have been seeking information on my great grandparents, Samuel and Jennie
(Goldstein) Kaminsky. I have found them in the 1910 census in Philadelphia,
which says they were born in Russia, approximately 1873 and arrived in US
1890. Other possible spellings were Kmelnetzky (>from a story told by my
great uncle). He also said he was told the family came >from near Kiev.
The three names mentioned in the post, i.e. Kaminsky, Goldstein, and
Khmelnitsky, were very common among Russian Jews. "Near Kiev" is only a
slightly better pointer than, say, "near Philadelphia".

It may be possible to find a family connection or at least a town connection
when studying the census records for the same building - and go >from there.
It is also possible to find records of a nearby synagogue. Studying nearby
cemetery plots may provide a clue if a family belonged to a landsmenshaft.

To achieve any degree of success in cases when a surname is common, the town
of origin is unknown, and ship manifests cannot be found, a comprehensive
strategy must be developed, with identifiable and measurable steps.
Conceptually it is not difficult, although quite time consuming, but I
personally do not see a better way. If someone has a better suggestion, I
would love to hear how to do it "faster, better, and cheaper". Life is too
short.

Boris Feldblyum
boris@bfcollection.net
Potomac, MD


What can be known about this Hebrew name? #general

Karen Jo Rippens <krippens@...>
 

Hello Genners!

When I logged into Ancestry.com after a several years' absence, I discovered
that the Hebrew name of my grandfather had been added to his record. I'm not
sure where this came from, since I don't remember knowing or entering it,
but perhaps it came >from the JewishGen Online Burial Registry which is now
part of his record?

I know nothing about Hebrew naming conventions. I was surprised to see what
appears to be a patronym, since his descendents have only given names. Can
anyone tell me what can be known about this name? Does it have anything to
do with our tribe, or anything else that would be interesting or useful?

His name is Leibil Ben Shaye Israel

Thank you very much,

Karen Jo Rippens

Handler(Gendler)/Chankes, Matsiev, Ukraine Rubin/Zerobnick/Muutkander,
Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland

Note: For those of you on the Ukraine SIG list, this is a cross-post.

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen InfoFiles contain very useful information
regarding Jewish names see: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/#Names


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What can be known about this Hebrew name? #general

Karen Jo Rippens <krippens@...>
 

Hello Genners!

When I logged into Ancestry.com after a several years' absence, I discovered
that the Hebrew name of my grandfather had been added to his record. I'm not
sure where this came from, since I don't remember knowing or entering it,
but perhaps it came >from the JewishGen Online Burial Registry which is now
part of his record?

I know nothing about Hebrew naming conventions. I was surprised to see what
appears to be a patronym, since his descendents have only given names. Can
anyone tell me what can be known about this name? Does it have anything to
do with our tribe, or anything else that would be interesting or useful?

His name is Leibil Ben Shaye Israel

Thank you very much,

Karen Jo Rippens

Handler(Gendler)/Chankes, Matsiev, Ukraine Rubin/Zerobnick/Muutkander,
Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland

Note: For those of you on the Ukraine SIG list, this is a cross-post.

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen InfoFiles contain very useful information
regarding Jewish names see: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/#Names


Re: Chicory industry in Zgierz #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Rita Park wrote
I have had a number of birth records >from Zgiers translated & in each case
the father was somehow involved in the Chicory trade.

The records range >from 1849 to 1874. Does anyone have any knowledge of the
Chicory trade in this era. Was it grown or made into something, maybe coffee.
Was there a factory,who owned it? I have been unable to find any references
relating to Chicory.
Yes, it was Yehuda (Yudel) Szapsowicz together with his sons, Nathan and
Szlomo had a huge chicory factory in Zgierz, and their product was very
popular not only in Poland. It also received many local and an international
awards.

Chicory drink or as we call it at home "kawa zbozowa" (coffee substitute or
ersatz coffee) was made >from the roasted rye, chicory and white (sweet)
beets. At home it was served to kids with milk and a bit of extra sugar.

Drink was also popular in the States and Canada - it was known as "Postum",
I believe that product was discontinued just recently. I still buy it at
Polish delicatessen.

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicory industry in Zgierz #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Rita Park wrote
I have had a number of birth records >from Zgiers translated & in each case
the father was somehow involved in the Chicory trade.

The records range >from 1849 to 1874. Does anyone have any knowledge of the
Chicory trade in this era. Was it grown or made into something, maybe coffee.
Was there a factory,who owned it? I have been unable to find any references
relating to Chicory.
Yes, it was Yehuda (Yudel) Szapsowicz together with his sons, Nathan and
Szlomo had a huge chicory factory in Zgierz, and their product was very
popular not only in Poland. It also received many local and an international
awards.

Chicory drink or as we call it at home "kawa zbozowa" (coffee substitute or
ersatz coffee) was made >from the roasted rye, chicory and white (sweet)
beets. At home it was served to kids with milk and a bit of extra sugar.

Drink was also popular in the States and Canada - it was known as "Postum",
I believe that product was discontinued just recently. I still buy it at
Polish delicatessen.

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Annual Memorial for the Czechoslovak Victims of Nazism - March 6 at 3:30 PM #general

Susan Viuker Lieberman <viukerville11@...>
 

The Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews will hold its Annual
Memorial for the Czechoslovak Victims of Nazism on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at
3:30 PM at the Bohemian National Hall at 321 East 73rd Street, NY, NY 10021.
There will be refreshments and a short meeting after the Memorial Service.

The Memorial Program will include a musical interlude of Beethoven's Sonata
No. 8 in C minor, op.13, Pathetique and Chopin's Preludes, op.28, No. 4 in E
minor played by Hugo Goldensweig, Pianist and Professor, Mannes College of
Music. In addition there will be a screening of an excerpt >from the Emmy
Award-winning film Voices of the Children by Zuzana Justman.

The Memorial is free and open to the public.

Susan Viuker Lieberman
Viukerville11@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Annual Memorial for the Czechoslovak Victims of Nazism - March 6 at 3:30 PM #general

Susan Viuker Lieberman <viukerville11@...>
 

The Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews will hold its Annual
Memorial for the Czechoslovak Victims of Nazism on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at
3:30 PM at the Bohemian National Hall at 321 East 73rd Street, NY, NY 10021.
There will be refreshments and a short meeting after the Memorial Service.

The Memorial Program will include a musical interlude of Beethoven's Sonata
No. 8 in C minor, op.13, Pathetique and Chopin's Preludes, op.28, No. 4 in E
minor played by Hugo Goldensweig, Pianist and Professor, Mannes College of
Music. In addition there will be a screening of an excerpt >from the Emmy
Award-winning film Voices of the Children by Zuzana Justman.

The Memorial is free and open to the public.

Susan Viuker Lieberman
Viukerville11@verizon.net


Nancy Adelson joins GerSIG Directors as Conference Event Coordinator #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Nancy Adelson, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, has joined the GerSIG leadership team. She replaces
founding Director Werner Frank of Calabasas, California who resigned
in late 2010. Nancy will work with Jeanette Rosenberg of Middlesex,
UK, in planning and directing GerSIG events at annual IAJGS
conferences and other programs and meetings.

Detailed information about SIG (Special Interest Group) leadership and
administration is posted at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/JGLeadership.asp#SIGs
Contact information for all GerSIG Directors appears on the "Contact Us" page
at our website.

Nancy JG Adelson is a founding member, President, Program Chair, and
past Washington State JOWBR Chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Washington State. She has researched over 4000 family members for her
husband (Sephardic) and her (Eastern and Western European) families with some
branches going to the early 1700s.

While raising her three daughters, and working two jobs, Nancy wrote and
self-published a book about her father, "New York City Boy". She presented
">from Start to Finish: Publishing Your Family History" at the 26th IAJGS
Conference in New York.

Nancy taught the "Jewish Genealogical Research Beginner Strategies
Parts 1&2" at the 2009 and 2010 IAJGS conferences. She recently
presented "Sharing and Publishing your Genealogical Research" to Fiske
Genealogical Foundation and "Jewish Genealogy; Finding your Roots" for
the WRJ Pacific District Biennial Conference Seattle, WA. She also
lectures on genealogy on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

Her recent honors and awards include the IAJGS Salutes, Washington
State Genealogical Society Award for Outstanding Efforts in the
Preservation of Important Washington State Genealogical Records, and
JGSWS Outstanding Community Service Awards. She also earned The
Trustee Life Long Learning Award and The Governor Dan Evans Award for
Innovation for her teaching abilities while working as a tenured Professor.

Professor Adelson's teaching activities are described at her college's
"people page": https://people.northseattle.edu/users/nadelson

About her German ancestors, Nancy writes: "My dad's side of the family
were all >from the Austria-Hungary Empire, Germany, Prussia and
Bavaria and lived within their changing borders. My ancestors moved to
the US >from 1840s to 1880. Most of them settled in Manhattan and
belonged to (and helped start) Congregation Rodeph Sholom which
originally provided services in German and Hebrew. Some lived in
Chicago, IL; Buffalo, NY."

Nancy's GOLDBERG, STIEFEL, GOLDSCHMIDT and other ancestral families are
included in the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) under researcher code 67083.

GerSIG MOD 1 Suburban NYC Gersigmod@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Nancy Adelson joins GerSIG Directors as Conference Event Coordinator #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Nancy Adelson, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, has joined the GerSIG leadership team. She replaces
founding Director Werner Frank of Calabasas, California who resigned
in late 2010. Nancy will work with Jeanette Rosenberg of Middlesex,
UK, in planning and directing GerSIG events at annual IAJGS
conferences and other programs and meetings.

Detailed information about SIG (Special Interest Group) leadership and
administration is posted at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/JGLeadership.asp#SIGs
Contact information for all GerSIG Directors appears on the "Contact Us" page
at our website.

Nancy JG Adelson is a founding member, President, Program Chair, and
past Washington State JOWBR Chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Washington State. She has researched over 4000 family members for her
husband (Sephardic) and her (Eastern and Western European) families with some
branches going to the early 1700s.

While raising her three daughters, and working two jobs, Nancy wrote and
self-published a book about her father, "New York City Boy". She presented
">from Start to Finish: Publishing Your Family History" at the 26th IAJGS
Conference in New York.

Nancy taught the "Jewish Genealogical Research Beginner Strategies
Parts 1&2" at the 2009 and 2010 IAJGS conferences. She recently
presented "Sharing and Publishing your Genealogical Research" to Fiske
Genealogical Foundation and "Jewish Genealogy; Finding your Roots" for
the WRJ Pacific District Biennial Conference Seattle, WA. She also
lectures on genealogy on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

Her recent honors and awards include the IAJGS Salutes, Washington
State Genealogical Society Award for Outstanding Efforts in the
Preservation of Important Washington State Genealogical Records, and
JGSWS Outstanding Community Service Awards. She also earned The
Trustee Life Long Learning Award and The Governor Dan Evans Award for
Innovation for her teaching abilities while working as a tenured Professor.

Professor Adelson's teaching activities are described at her college's
"people page": https://people.northseattle.edu/users/nadelson

About her German ancestors, Nancy writes: "My dad's side of the family
were all >from the Austria-Hungary Empire, Germany, Prussia and
Bavaria and lived within their changing borders. My ancestors moved to
the US >from 1840s to 1880. Most of them settled in Manhattan and
belonged to (and helped start) Congregation Rodeph Sholom which
originally provided services in German and Hebrew. Some lived in
Chicago, IL; Buffalo, NY."

Nancy's GOLDBERG, STIEFEL, GOLDSCHMIDT and other ancestral families are
included in the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) under researcher code 67083.

GerSIG MOD 1 Suburban NYC Gersigmod@gmail.com


Seeking Information on Drozden, Belarus #belarus

mgs.list1@...
 

I am looking for Drozden (City) Minsk (province) Belarus Russia.
I looked in the revised edition of Where Once We Walked and found a town
in the Ukraine. I have this place >from a Alien Registration Form >from
US Department of Justice INS >from St Louis Missouri.

Sincerely Michelle Sandler
Westminster California
michellegsandler@verizon.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Seeking Information on Drozden, Belarus #belarus

mgs.list1@...
 

I am looking for Drozden (City) Minsk (province) Belarus Russia.
I looked in the revised edition of Where Once We Walked and found a town
in the Ukraine. I have this place >from a Alien Registration Form >from
US Department of Justice INS >from St Louis Missouri.

Sincerely Michelle Sandler
Westminster California
michellegsandler@verizon.net


Klecak, Minsk: 1929 Professional List #belarus

emeraldeyesm@...
 

I found a 1929 Klecak, Minsk list of names and their professions (on a
Polish forum). Many, but not all, names are Jewish. This list is an
English translation only, but I have provided the link for the Polish
forum for those interested. Sorry, but I am unable to look for
individual names on the list, but will gladly provide the document to
those who are interested.
Marilyn Robinson
Florida
Searching: Levine/Luria (Lodz and Warsaw), Yudin (Sharkovshchina, =
Belarus), Reichman (?)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Klecak, Minsk: 1929 Professional List #belarus

emeraldeyesm@...
 

I found a 1929 Klecak, Minsk list of names and their professions (on a
Polish forum). Many, but not all, names are Jewish. This list is an
English translation only, but I have provided the link for the Polish
forum for those interested. Sorry, but I am unable to look for
individual names on the list, but will gladly provide the document to
those who are interested.
Marilyn Robinson
Florida
Searching: Levine/Luria (Lodz and Warsaw), Yudin (Sharkovshchina, =
Belarus), Reichman (?)


Memorbuch of Worms #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Does anyone have any idea whether the Memorbuch for Worms still
exists, and if so, where it is--or whether a transcription still
exists? I'm hoping to find an inscription for someone who died in 1680.

Thank you! Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Memorbuch of Worms #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Does anyone have any idea whether the Memorbuch for Worms still
exists, and if so, where it is--or whether a transcription still
exists? I'm hoping to find an inscription for someone who died in 1680.

Thank you! Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com


Tukums birth records 1882/ 1883. Marriage records 1884/ 1885/ 1886. Death records 1880/ 1881/ 1882 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Tukums birth records 1882/ 1883. Marriage records 1884/ 1885/ 1886. Death records 1880/ 1881/ 1882 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Announcing the New Przemysl Forum #poland

Ellen Korpi <Korpi@...>
 

We are pleased to invite everyone with Jewish roots in Przemysl, Galicia to
be part of the Przemysl Forum at
http://przemysl.blogspot.com/2000/01/forum.html. This is a grass roots
effort not affiliated with any formal organizations. The purpose is to
compare notes and supplement the research resources provided by Jewishgen,
JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia, to learn more about the context and history
of Przemysl and to create a community of connection for those of us with
these common Jewish Przemysl roots. Our research transcends the data bases
as people compare notes on relatives, research experiences and family lore.
David Semmel's adjacent blog provides an ongoing magazine on various
Przemysl aspects.

We already have 55 registrants for the forum and some very lively
discussions going. We have also had several research breakthroughs that
resulted >from comparing notes. We are currently seeking input >from the group
as to how to improve the structure of the forum and work towards improving
its functionality.

Registration is easy, just click on the registration link. Feel free to
share this link with anyone else you think might be interested in joining
us.

Ellen Korpi
Wellesley, MA

Researching in Przemysl and Galicia: SILBER, FELD, KATZ, LIEBSBERG,
CHAMAJDES, ROTH, URICH, ORTNER


JRI Poland #Poland Announcing the New Przemysl Forum #poland

Ellen Korpi <Korpi@...>
 

We are pleased to invite everyone with Jewish roots in Przemysl, Galicia to
be part of the Przemysl Forum at
http://przemysl.blogspot.com/2000/01/forum.html. This is a grass roots
effort not affiliated with any formal organizations. The purpose is to
compare notes and supplement the research resources provided by Jewishgen,
JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia, to learn more about the context and history
of Przemysl and to create a community of connection for those of us with
these common Jewish Przemysl roots. Our research transcends the data bases
as people compare notes on relatives, research experiences and family lore.
David Semmel's adjacent blog provides an ongoing magazine on various
Przemysl aspects.

We already have 55 registrants for the forum and some very lively
discussions going. We have also had several research breakthroughs that
resulted >from comparing notes. We are currently seeking input >from the group
as to how to improve the structure of the forum and work towards improving
its functionality.

Registration is easy, just click on the registration link. Feel free to
share this link with anyone else you think might be interested in joining
us.

Ellen Korpi
Wellesley, MA

Researching in Przemysl and Galicia: SILBER, FELD, KATZ, LIEBSBERG,
CHAMAJDES, ROTH, URICH, ORTNER

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