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Searching for Eve Hart Simpson in UK #general

Lois Sernoff
 

I am hoping to assist a neighbor, who is a holocaust survivor, to locate
family members of her cousin, Eva HERZ (b. 8 Oct. 1927, Munich, Germany.)
Eva had a sister Marion HERZ (b. Oct. 1925, Munich, Germany). The family
moved to the UK, and the girls took the names, Eve HART and Marion HART.

Marion HART moved to New York and married the Broadway lyricist and
composer, Richard ADLER. They had one son, Christopher. All are deceased.

Eve HART married Walter SIMPSON in the UK. Does anyone in the UK know of Eve
Hart Simpson and/or descendants?

Lois Sernoff [JGSGPhiladelphia]

jglois@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Eve Hart Simpson in UK #general

Lois Sernoff
 

I am hoping to assist a neighbor, who is a holocaust survivor, to locate
family members of her cousin, Eva HERZ (b. 8 Oct. 1927, Munich, Germany.)
Eva had a sister Marion HERZ (b. Oct. 1925, Munich, Germany). The family
moved to the UK, and the girls took the names, Eve HART and Marion HART.

Marion HART moved to New York and married the Broadway lyricist and
composer, Richard ADLER. They had one son, Christopher. All are deceased.

Eve HART married Walter SIMPSON in the UK. Does anyone in the UK know of Eve
Hart Simpson and/or descendants?

Lois Sernoff [JGSGPhiladelphia]

jglois@verizon.net


Re: Viewmate Translation Request - Yiddish #general

Jay Sobel
 

I've posted a postcard with text in Yiddish. Can anyone provide a word for
word direct translation for me? It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=27355

Thank you very much.

Jay Sobel

Researching maternal family surnames: BLEJWAS, SZWIJCERS, KERSZENBAUM,
ABRAMOWICZb, LENGA, FINKIELSZTEJN, LIPFELD, WAJCMAN, LENGA (Blonie, Radom, Poland)
Researching paternal family surnames: SOBEL, MANISZEWICZ, MANIS, ALTBAUM >from
Opatow and unknown,Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: Please write surnames in upper case letters. Respond to Jay's
request for translation either directly to him or via ViewMate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Viewmate Translation Request - Yiddish #general

Jay Sobel
 

I've posted a postcard with text in Yiddish. Can anyone provide a word for
word direct translation for me? It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=27355

Thank you very much.

Jay Sobel

Researching maternal family surnames: BLEJWAS, SZWIJCERS, KERSZENBAUM,
ABRAMOWICZb, LENGA, FINKIELSZTEJN, LIPFELD, WAJCMAN, LENGA (Blonie, Radom, Poland)
Researching paternal family surnames: SOBEL, MANISZEWICZ, MANIS, ALTBAUM >from
Opatow and unknown,Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: Please write surnames in upper case letters. Respond to Jay's
request for translation either directly to him or via ViewMate.


Re: Registry for Kohanim in Israel #general

sbloom@...
 

I would start by checking Israeli graves (many Jewish graves will
mention whether someone was a Kohen, if it was known). You may then
wish to contact someone in Israel who can help you get burial registry
information (Chevre Kadishah) for a particular area if you can't find the grave
of interest on line. Probably someone with the IGS could help (Israel
Genealogical Society). Synagogues would be harder, because it would
be hit or miss with an individual synagogue,

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Registry for Kohanim in Israel #general

sbloom@...
 

I would start by checking Israeli graves (many Jewish graves will
mention whether someone was a Kohen, if it was known). You may then
wish to contact someone in Israel who can help you get burial registry
information (Chevre Kadishah) for a particular area if you can't find the grave
of interest on line. Probably someone with the IGS could help (Israel
Genealogical Society). Synagogues would be harder, because it would
be hit or miss with an individual synagogue,

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia, USA


Avigdor HAMEIRI - Picture #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

A close friend of our in Chicago is a grandniece of the writer Avigdor
HAMEIRI. She asked us to send her a picture of him. I checked
Wikipedia in Hebrew and English, he's in both, but there is a pix of
him only in the Hebrew version. Also I don't know how to send her the
Hebrew article.

Can someone suggest how I can send her his picture-maybe there are
relatives of HAMEIRI on this forum, in the States (or wherever), who
can send her his picture.

TIA

Shabbat Shalom

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Avigdor HAMEIRI - Picture #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

A close friend of our in Chicago is a grandniece of the writer Avigdor
HAMEIRI. She asked us to send her a picture of him. I checked
Wikipedia in Hebrew and English, he's in both, but there is a pix of
him only in the Hebrew version. Also I don't know how to send her the
Hebrew article.

Can someone suggest how I can send her his picture-maybe there are
relatives of HAMEIRI on this forum, in the States (or wherever), who
can send her his picture.

TIA

Shabbat Shalom

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: WARSZAWCZYK / WARSHAVCHIK #general

Jeanette and Martha
 

Dear Michel,

You are looking for relatives of your mom's cousin whose last name was
"WARSZAWCZYK," and you learned that the surname could have been changed to
"WARSHAVCHIK" in the United States.

Have you ever heard of this website?: PeopleFinders.com

It lists people in the U.S. with the name you ask for. Since this is an
uncommon surname, I asked for "All States." There were 11 results, mostly
in Brooklyn plus a few other places. Of course, there may be others with
that name who are not on the list for some reason. For example, people
under the age of 21 are usually not included on this website.

When there is more than 1 city listed in the column "Has Lived in," generally
the city on top is most likely to be current. If you go to the website
yourself, you can click on "Details" to find addresses and telephone numbers.
However, I believe you would then have to pay in order to obtain the
information. So I suggest that you use other free websites to get addresses
and telephone numbers, such as:

Switchboard.com
Whitepages.com
411.com

Hope this helps! Good luck with your genealogical journey.

Regards,
Martha Silver
Bayside, New York, USA

Researching:
ZILBERBLATT / SILBERBLATT (Hungary)
QUITTNER (Czechoslovakia-Hungary)
HEIMLICH (Hungary) and WOHL (Hungary)
RUBINTCHICK / RUBIN (Libonich, Minsk, Belarus or Bobruisk, Russia)
NESNOWITZ (Russia)
BOLTSA / BOLTSER / BOLTSON / etc. (Kurland Russia and Manchester, England)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: WARSZAWCZYK / WARSHAVCHIK #general

Jeanette and Martha
 

Dear Michel,

You are looking for relatives of your mom's cousin whose last name was
"WARSZAWCZYK," and you learned that the surname could have been changed to
"WARSHAVCHIK" in the United States.

Have you ever heard of this website?: PeopleFinders.com

It lists people in the U.S. with the name you ask for. Since this is an
uncommon surname, I asked for "All States." There were 11 results, mostly
in Brooklyn plus a few other places. Of course, there may be others with
that name who are not on the list for some reason. For example, people
under the age of 21 are usually not included on this website.

When there is more than 1 city listed in the column "Has Lived in," generally
the city on top is most likely to be current. If you go to the website
yourself, you can click on "Details" to find addresses and telephone numbers.
However, I believe you would then have to pay in order to obtain the
information. So I suggest that you use other free websites to get addresses
and telephone numbers, such as:

Switchboard.com
Whitepages.com
411.com

Hope this helps! Good luck with your genealogical journey.

Regards,
Martha Silver
Bayside, New York, USA

Researching:
ZILBERBLATT / SILBERBLATT (Hungary)
QUITTNER (Czechoslovakia-Hungary)
HEIMLICH (Hungary) and WOHL (Hungary)
RUBINTCHICK / RUBIN (Libonich, Minsk, Belarus or Bobruisk, Russia)
NESNOWITZ (Russia)
BOLTSA / BOLTSER / BOLTSON / etc. (Kurland Russia and Manchester, England)


Re: Uh, what did you say the name was? #general

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Jeff:

Did Julius TRIPP become an American citizen? If so, the documents have
probably survived, and may well indicate not only when and where he
arrived in the US, but on which ship. In later years they also
indicated the name used at arrival.

For the record, Ellis Island opened in 1892. The INS came into
existence in 1906, but Castle Garden (which had once been the site of an
amusement park, hence the name) had closed long before. Not that it
matters, if Julius arrived in the '80s. "Castle Garden" seems to have
become a Yiddish word: Kesselgard. It means "enormous, seemingly
chaotic place"--say, an immigration hall or the old International
Arrivals building at Kennedy. (On the other hand, the movie production
company you seem to be thinking of is called Castle Rock--which ties in
to your Rock River theme!)]

Regarding surname changes at Ellis Island (or wherever): this topic
crops up >from time to time, and it's become a trope or meme or whatever.
But Ellis Island was one of the least likely places for a surname
change, because a) the officials were busy matching people to names on
ship's manifests; b) they didn't have a mechanism for recording a
surname change; c) what one called oneself wasn't all that big a deal in
those days unless one was taking out a mortgage or doing something of
similar importance. (For the very finest deconstruction of the
Ellis-Island-name-change thing, see the Tina Fey/Betty White "Census
Taker" sketch >from Saturday Night Live.)

Now: have you looked for other TRIPPs >from Poltava? Or >from that
gubernia (province)? Or >from Russia in general? For that matter, have
you registered your interests with the JewishGen Family Finder? It's
the most powerful tool a Jewish genealogist has in that it allows you to
find others with interests similar to yours--and information potentially
beyond yours. And it allows them to find **you**.
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

Good luck, and keep us posted on what you, um, trip over.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 5/16/2013 12:35 AM, Jeff Tripp wrote:
My paternal great grandfather, Julius TRIPP, came to the US in 1882 or 83 at
about 14 years of age >from Poltava in what is now Ukraine. Tsar Alexander II
had just been seriously bombed (he died), Boston Marathon massacre style.
Turmoil ensued, and it appears to have been politic to get out of towns all
over the empire. My great great grandfather Abraham - apparently everybody
was named Abraham in those days - and his wife, Rose, stayed behind. I think
. . .

In any case, Julius somehow got to Sterling, Illinois, on the Rock River,
where, scenically speaking, he probably felt somewhat at home. The breadbasket
of imperial Russia to the breadbasket of the US in one easy, all right, not
so easy, trip. Ten years later he married Leah Morris, German by way of
England, moved to Chicago, they engaged in reproduction, etc..

And somehow he ends up with the noble, historic, early 1600s English surname
'Tripp'. Nice. It just couldn't have been his name - right? Really. My father,
who chose to not pay any attention to all this, attributes the name change
to Ellis Island INS guys, but, just for starters, we don't even know for
certain that young Julius came through the Port of New York at all. Ellis
Island didn't come on line till roughly 1906; before then, it was something
called Castle Garden. Those people were not making a Hollywood movie. That
came later.

Re the surname, somehow, somewhere, maybe for the ship's manifest, it got
changed. Do any of you know how to peck away at this search, preferably
without spending money I don't have?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Uh, what did you say the name was? #general

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Jeff:

Did Julius TRIPP become an American citizen? If so, the documents have
probably survived, and may well indicate not only when and where he
arrived in the US, but on which ship. In later years they also
indicated the name used at arrival.

For the record, Ellis Island opened in 1892. The INS came into
existence in 1906, but Castle Garden (which had once been the site of an
amusement park, hence the name) had closed long before. Not that it
matters, if Julius arrived in the '80s. "Castle Garden" seems to have
become a Yiddish word: Kesselgard. It means "enormous, seemingly
chaotic place"--say, an immigration hall or the old International
Arrivals building at Kennedy. (On the other hand, the movie production
company you seem to be thinking of is called Castle Rock--which ties in
to your Rock River theme!)]

Regarding surname changes at Ellis Island (or wherever): this topic
crops up >from time to time, and it's become a trope or meme or whatever.
But Ellis Island was one of the least likely places for a surname
change, because a) the officials were busy matching people to names on
ship's manifests; b) they didn't have a mechanism for recording a
surname change; c) what one called oneself wasn't all that big a deal in
those days unless one was taking out a mortgage or doing something of
similar importance. (For the very finest deconstruction of the
Ellis-Island-name-change thing, see the Tina Fey/Betty White "Census
Taker" sketch >from Saturday Night Live.)

Now: have you looked for other TRIPPs >from Poltava? Or >from that
gubernia (province)? Or >from Russia in general? For that matter, have
you registered your interests with the JewishGen Family Finder? It's
the most powerful tool a Jewish genealogist has in that it allows you to
find others with interests similar to yours--and information potentially
beyond yours. And it allows them to find **you**.
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

Good luck, and keep us posted on what you, um, trip over.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 5/16/2013 12:35 AM, Jeff Tripp wrote:
My paternal great grandfather, Julius TRIPP, came to the US in 1882 or 83 at
about 14 years of age >from Poltava in what is now Ukraine. Tsar Alexander II
had just been seriously bombed (he died), Boston Marathon massacre style.
Turmoil ensued, and it appears to have been politic to get out of towns all
over the empire. My great great grandfather Abraham - apparently everybody
was named Abraham in those days - and his wife, Rose, stayed behind. I think
. . .

In any case, Julius somehow got to Sterling, Illinois, on the Rock River,
where, scenically speaking, he probably felt somewhat at home. The breadbasket
of imperial Russia to the breadbasket of the US in one easy, all right, not
so easy, trip. Ten years later he married Leah Morris, German by way of
England, moved to Chicago, they engaged in reproduction, etc..

And somehow he ends up with the noble, historic, early 1600s English surname
'Tripp'. Nice. It just couldn't have been his name - right? Really. My father,
who chose to not pay any attention to all this, attributes the name change
to Ellis Island INS guys, but, just for starters, we don't even know for
certain that young Julius came through the Port of New York at all. Ellis
Island didn't come on line till roughly 1906; before then, it was something
called Castle Garden. Those people were not making a Hollywood movie. That
came later.

Re the surname, somehow, somewhere, maybe for the ship's manifest, it got
changed. Do any of you know how to peck away at this search, preferably
without spending money I don't have?


Chrzanow, Poland: Jewish Holocaust Victims #poland

Marilyn Robinson
 

On my blog, "Jewish Gem's Genealogy: Mining for Your Elusive Ancestors",
at

yourjewishgem.blogspot.com

you can find information, "1939-1945, Chrzanow, Poland: A List of
Jewish Holocaust Victims". Other posts include information about Latvia
Jewish Names Project, Moscow Imperial University students, Sevastopol,
Belarusian partisans, etc.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida=


JRI Poland #Poland Chrzanow, Poland: Jewish Holocaust Victims #poland

Marilyn Robinson
 

On my blog, "Jewish Gem's Genealogy: Mining for Your Elusive Ancestors",
at

yourjewishgem.blogspot.com

you can find information, "1939-1945, Chrzanow, Poland: A List of
Jewish Holocaust Victims". Other posts include information about Latvia
Jewish Names Project, Moscow Imperial University students, Sevastopol,
Belarusian partisans, etc.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida=


I need help trying to help someone prove she is Jewish #belarus

Laurie Glicklin
 

I have been trying to help a young woman who lives in Anapa, Russia
because she wants to come to Israel and to live as a Jew. She is very
much interested in converting if she is unable to prove her Jewish
heritage. The most important piece of information that she has to go
on is that her maternal great grandmother was named Rosenblyum, but
that her name was changed to a Russian name after the Holocaust. This
woman lost her entire family in the Shoah.

Does anyone know of someone who can search the Russian and/or Nazi
records for anyone in the Rosenblyum family who came >from Russia?
This is all very new to me and not part of my family at all. However,
I do have a real, personal interest in helping this young woman.

I have contacted a Chabad rabbi in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where I live,
and forwarded to him the information I had >from my friend. There is
no Chabad house near Anapa.

Any help or suggestions that you might provide will be so very much
appreciated.

Thank you.

Laureen Glicklin Sussman
Bet Shemesh, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to post this message to:
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Laurie Glicklin Sussman
Licensed Real Estate Agent
ILAN Israel Homenet
www.ilanrealestate.com
Schainfeld Shopping Center
Hadekel Blvd. 11-15
Bet Shemesh, Israel 99510
Tel: +972-(0)77-410-8011
Cell: +972-(0)50-692-4142
Fax: +972(0)77-410-8012
laurie@ilanrealestate.com
www.IsraelHomeNet.com
Additional office in Modiin:
Tel: +972-(0)77-410-8014


Belarus SIG #Belarus I need help trying to help someone prove she is Jewish #belarus

Laurie Glicklin
 

I have been trying to help a young woman who lives in Anapa, Russia
because she wants to come to Israel and to live as a Jew. She is very
much interested in converting if she is unable to prove her Jewish
heritage. The most important piece of information that she has to go
on is that her maternal great grandmother was named Rosenblyum, but
that her name was changed to a Russian name after the Holocaust. This
woman lost her entire family in the Shoah.

Does anyone know of someone who can search the Russian and/or Nazi
records for anyone in the Rosenblyum family who came >from Russia?
This is all very new to me and not part of my family at all. However,
I do have a real, personal interest in helping this young woman.

I have contacted a Chabad rabbi in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where I live,
and forwarded to him the information I had >from my friend. There is
no Chabad house near Anapa.

Any help or suggestions that you might provide will be so very much
appreciated.

Thank you.

Laureen Glicklin Sussman
Bet Shemesh, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to post this message to:
JewishGen@lyris.JewishGen.org







--
Laurie Glicklin Sussman
Licensed Real Estate Agent
ILAN Israel Homenet
www.ilanrealestate.com
Schainfeld Shopping Center
Hadekel Blvd. 11-15
Bet Shemesh, Israel 99510
Tel: +972-(0)77-410-8011
Cell: +972-(0)50-692-4142
Fax: +972(0)77-410-8012
laurie@ilanrealestate.com
www.IsraelHomeNet.com
Additional office in Modiin:
Tel: +972-(0)77-410-8014


Janis-Kass-Epstein family in Los Angeles #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking for the family of a daughter (Minna or Minnie) of the famous
Rabbi Baruch Epstein (author of Torah Temima) -

G15.4. Mina (Minnie) Epstein, born in Vilna in 1904/05, married Simon
Kass, a furrier, lived in Fallsburg, NY (in 1930) and the Bronx, NY
(in 1940).

G16. Harriet, born about 1929, married on July 7, 1974 to Samuel N.
Janis, born about 1925.

Thanks --
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Janis-Kass-Epstein family in Los Angeles #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking for the family of a daughter (Minna or Minnie) of the famous
Rabbi Baruch Epstein (author of Torah Temima) -

G15.4. Mina (Minnie) Epstein, born in Vilna in 1904/05, married Simon
Kass, a furrier, lived in Fallsburg, NY (in 1930) and the Bronx, NY
(in 1940).

G16. Harriet, born about 1929, married on July 7, 1974 to Samuel N.
Janis, born about 1925.

Thanks --
Neil Rosenstein


Re: GaSha"P ? #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

HaGadda Shel Pesach, I am guessing the letter hey fell off in
cyber space somewhere.

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz

From: Yonatan Ben-Ari <yonibenari@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:28 PM

Can someone tell me what are the abreviations GaSHa"P
(gimel-shin-peh). I saw an e-mail stating that some Rabbis
wrote commentaries on the Gashap?


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: GaSha"P ? #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

HaGadda Shel Pesach, I am guessing the letter hey fell off in
cyber space somewhere.

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz

From: Yonatan Ben-Ari <yonibenari@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:28 PM

Can someone tell me what are the abreviations GaSHa"P
(gimel-shin-peh). I saw an e-mail stating that some Rabbis
wrote commentaries on the Gashap?

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