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Jewish Heritage Society #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

Dear Colleagues:

A (former) State Department colleague of mine, now at the US Embassy in
Moscow, has told me of the availability of the Moscow-based non-profit
Jewish Heritage Society. It started operation "openly" in Moscow in 1989
with a view to documenting a/o preserving work by Russian-Jewish
historians, circa 1900. Research that continued well into the 1930s.

The Society's holdings and their researchers may well prove a valuable
source for the many "heritage" and "history" questions of the early
1900s, when immigration >from the Area was still at its peek, that many
of us are looking to decipher a/o learn more about.

The main goal of the Society is to collect, preserve and share
among scholars the "remnants of the remnants" - the documentary heritage
of the Jewish past in the CIS and the Baltic states.

Their Depository is said to hold, inter-alia, files >from 80 archives,
archival inventories of files of Jewish communities, organizations and
individuals (politicians, public figures, scholars, etc.) across the
Russian Empire. The address information on the Society follows:

Jewish Heritage Society
Novocheremushkinskaya Ulitsa, 1/14-3-12
Moscow 117449 Russia
Tel: (7-095) 503-78-45, 316-99-30
E-mail: heritage@glas.apc.org
Web site: http://www.glasnet.ru/~heritage/

I hope this information proves of assistance, for I have not tried this
avenue of inquiry as of yet. My colleague also advises that Russian
would be the suitable language for any/all letters to the Society,
though he does say that they have fine in-house English language
capabilities.

All the best,

Charles F. Printz,
Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher #7493

Searching: YARESHEFSKY, Samuel - Odessa, Russia -> Brooklyn, NY/USA.
Derivations: YORASHEVSKY, YAROSHEVSKY, YARESH.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Heritage Society #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

Dear Colleagues:

A (former) State Department colleague of mine, now at the US Embassy in
Moscow, has told me of the availability of the Moscow-based non-profit
Jewish Heritage Society. It started operation "openly" in Moscow in 1989
with a view to documenting a/o preserving work by Russian-Jewish
historians, circa 1900. Research that continued well into the 1930s.

The Society's holdings and their researchers may well prove a valuable
source for the many "heritage" and "history" questions of the early
1900s, when immigration >from the Area was still at its peek, that many
of us are looking to decipher a/o learn more about.

The main goal of the Society is to collect, preserve and share
among scholars the "remnants of the remnants" - the documentary heritage
of the Jewish past in the CIS and the Baltic states.

Their Depository is said to hold, inter-alia, files >from 80 archives,
archival inventories of files of Jewish communities, organizations and
individuals (politicians, public figures, scholars, etc.) across the
Russian Empire. The address information on the Society follows:

Jewish Heritage Society
Novocheremushkinskaya Ulitsa, 1/14-3-12
Moscow 117449 Russia
Tel: (7-095) 503-78-45, 316-99-30
E-mail: heritage@glas.apc.org
Web site: http://www.glasnet.ru/~heritage/

I hope this information proves of assistance, for I have not tried this
avenue of inquiry as of yet. My colleague also advises that Russian
would be the suitable language for any/all letters to the Society,
though he does say that they have fine in-house English language
capabilities.

All the best,

Charles F. Printz,
Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher #7493

Searching: YARESHEFSKY, Samuel - Odessa, Russia -> Brooklyn, NY/USA.
Derivations: YORASHEVSKY, YAROSHEVSKY, YARESH.


Re: Sephardi forenames #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

Does anyone know if Afara or Ayfara is a Spanish or Portuguese Sephardi
forename (given name) for a woman? I've searched some of the Sephardi
websites but found information only on surnames.

Dolores Palomo
Seattle


Lena Invalid Aid Society, NYC #general

Chloe2000@...
 

Has anyone heard of or have information on an organization called the Lena
Invalid Aid Society, Inc. They were an organization of women, primarily
Jewish, who aided the "sick and poor" and held various social events. They
formed in 1894 and were in existence over 50 years. My grandmother and great-
grandmother were both active members and I am trying to get as much
information or leads about this group as possible.

Thanks. J. Newmark (chloe2000@aol.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sephardi forenames #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

Does anyone know if Afara or Ayfara is a Spanish or Portuguese Sephardi
forename (given name) for a woman? I've searched some of the Sephardi
websites but found information only on surnames.

Dolores Palomo
Seattle


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lena Invalid Aid Society, NYC #general

Chloe2000@...
 

Has anyone heard of or have information on an organization called the Lena
Invalid Aid Society, Inc. They were an organization of women, primarily
Jewish, who aided the "sick and poor" and held various social events. They
formed in 1894 and were in existence over 50 years. My grandmother and great-
grandmother were both active members and I am trying to get as much
information or leads about this group as possible.

Thanks. J. Newmark (chloe2000@aol.com)


Searching: Rene (Rony) ARAB, Cairo #general

AGordy@...
 

Hello Genners!

I am looking for Rene (AKA Rony) ARAB who, in the early and mid 1950's had a
watch business on Rue Mouski in Cairo. In 1950 he was about 21 years old. I
am pretty sure he left Egypt but have been unable to locate him and have not
much to go by. Moreover, he may have changed his name! Does
anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for your thoughts on this.

Antoinette (Toni) Rechter Gordy
Pleasant Hill, California

Searching: RECHTER >from Skole (formerly Galicia; KLUGER >from Krakow;
HAKKER >from Amsterdam


Bride and Groom Records #general

Judy Aiello <ljakm@...>
 

My grandparents were married in Brooklyn in 1896 I cannot locate
records, I searched the Bride and Groom Lists for Brooklyn the last time
I was in New York at the Public Library, could not locate them, also I
could not find evidence of their son Abraham Harry Meirowitz, born in
Brooklyn January 1897. Is their any other place to look. It is very
difficult for me to get to the city.

Thank you

Judy Aiello


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Rene (Rony) ARAB, Cairo #general

AGordy@...
 

Hello Genners!

I am looking for Rene (AKA Rony) ARAB who, in the early and mid 1950's had a
watch business on Rue Mouski in Cairo. In 1950 he was about 21 years old. I
am pretty sure he left Egypt but have been unable to locate him and have not
much to go by. Moreover, he may have changed his name! Does
anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for your thoughts on this.

Antoinette (Toni) Rechter Gordy
Pleasant Hill, California

Searching: RECHTER >from Skole (formerly Galicia; KLUGER >from Krakow;
HAKKER >from Amsterdam


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bride and Groom Records #general

Judy Aiello <ljakm@...>
 

My grandparents were married in Brooklyn in 1896 I cannot locate
records, I searched the Bride and Groom Lists for Brooklyn the last time
I was in New York at the Public Library, could not locate them, also I
could not find evidence of their son Abraham Harry Meirowitz, born in
Brooklyn January 1897. Is their any other place to look. It is very
difficult for me to get to the city.

Thank you

Judy Aiello


Form Letters Requesting Information in Different Languages #general

Maria Krane
 

"http://web.inter.nl.net/users/DJGH/letter.html"

Hello Genners,
I found this on a website for Sephardic Genealogy. I don't know how
useful it'll be to anyone but you may want to check it out. They are form
letters in different languages requesting genealogy information to archives.
There's one letter in Latvian. Perhaps someone who has a command of Latvian can look at the letter and tell us if it is any good.
Sincerely,
Maria Krane
Researching: KREIN/KREYN/SCHULDNER in Vegeriai, Lithuania
HOFFMAN/KATZ/REMER in Salakas, Lithuania and HOFFMAN in Svir, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Form Letters Requesting Information in Different Languages #general

Maria Krane
 

"http://web.inter.nl.net/users/DJGH/letter.html"

Hello Genners,
I found this on a website for Sephardic Genealogy. I don't know how
useful it'll be to anyone but you may want to check it out. They are form
letters in different languages requesting genealogy information to archives.
There's one letter in Latvian. Perhaps someone who has a command of Latvian can look at the letter and tell us if it is any good.
Sincerely,
Maria Krane
Researching: KREIN/KREYN/SCHULDNER in Vegeriai, Lithuania
HOFFMAN/KATZ/REMER in Salakas, Lithuania and HOFFMAN in Svir, Belarus


Bella GEBOTT & Leib GEBOTT #galicia

Wildpom@...
 

I am trying to find descendants, relatives, or anyone who may have known of
these two individuals. They are buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, in The
Rohaytner Young Men's Society section, in Queens, N.Y.
Bella died in 1928. Her last known address was 37 Madison Street in Brooklyn,
NY.
Leib died in 1948. His last known address was 648 West 160th, NYC, NY.
Any information whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.
Best of Luck to everyone in the new Gesher Galicia SIG!

Michele V. Pomerantz
Secaucus, NJ
Researching: BLUSTEIN (BLUESTEIN), FINKEL, GEBOTT, RAY (REH), SAFRAN.
Shtetls: Peremyshlyany, Podusiv, Narajow, Lvov (Lemberg).


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Bella GEBOTT & Leib GEBOTT #galicia

Wildpom@...
 

I am trying to find descendants, relatives, or anyone who may have known of
these two individuals. They are buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, in The
Rohaytner Young Men's Society section, in Queens, N.Y.
Bella died in 1928. Her last known address was 37 Madison Street in Brooklyn,
NY.
Leib died in 1948. His last known address was 648 West 160th, NYC, NY.
Any information whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.
Best of Luck to everyone in the new Gesher Galicia SIG!

Michele V. Pomerantz
Secaucus, NJ
Researching: BLUSTEIN (BLUESTEIN), FINKEL, GEBOTT, RAY (REH), SAFRAN.
Shtetls: Peremyshlyany, Podusiv, Narajow, Lvov (Lemberg).


Missing SIG Members #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rpollero@...>
 

Gesher Galicia wishes to locate the following members whose renewal
letters were Returned to Sender >from the cities listed. Please
contact Shelley Pollero, Membership, by private email.


Marlene Gill
Chicago, IL

Milton M. Gottesman
Washington, D.C.

Ricki Presement Grushcow
Don Mills, Ontario

Linda Lazarowitz
Pomona, NY

Guido Teichner
N. Miami, FL

Arnold Wexler
Rockville, MD

Warren J. Winkelman, M.D.
Saint Lambert, Quebec

Please contact:
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Membership
Severna Park, Maryland
Reply to: rpollero@umd5.umd.edu


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Missing SIG Members #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rpollero@...>
 

Gesher Galicia wishes to locate the following members whose renewal
letters were Returned to Sender >from the cities listed. Please
contact Shelley Pollero, Membership, by private email.


Marlene Gill
Chicago, IL

Milton M. Gottesman
Washington, D.C.

Ricki Presement Grushcow
Don Mills, Ontario

Linda Lazarowitz
Pomona, NY

Guido Teichner
N. Miami, FL

Arnold Wexler
Rockville, MD

Warren J. Winkelman, M.D.
Saint Lambert, Quebec

Please contact:
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Membership
Severna Park, Maryland
Reply to: rpollero@umd5.umd.edu


Help w/Russian Given Names and HOFFMAN #general

Maria Krane
 

Hello Genners,
I recently added another given name to my husband's family tree. The
name is Novtel. I had never seen or heard of it before. I looked in several
sources and have been unable to figure out if it was a common name at the time
or its meaning. This name was used in the early part of the 1800's in
Lithuania. Another name is Shlioma. Shlioma I did find in Boris Feldblyum's
book. Is this a derivation of Shlomo? The book said Shlioma and then
included Godayl' in parenthesis. (?) I didn't know what to make of that. And
lastly, how about the surname Hoffman. Since the letter H doesn't exist in
the Cyrillic alphabet does that mean that Hoffman may be Goffman? Or could it
be a bastardization (sp?) of the name Rochman (or Rachman). I'd appreciate
any help you can give me.
Sincerely,
Maria Krane

researching: KREIN/KREYN/SCHULDNER Vegeriai, SCHULDNER Zagare, REMER/HOFFMAN
in Salakas (all in Lithuania) and HOFFMAN in Svir, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help w/Russian Given Names and HOFFMAN #general

Maria Krane
 

Hello Genners,
I recently added another given name to my husband's family tree. The
name is Novtel. I had never seen or heard of it before. I looked in several
sources and have been unable to figure out if it was a common name at the time
or its meaning. This name was used in the early part of the 1800's in
Lithuania. Another name is Shlioma. Shlioma I did find in Boris Feldblyum's
book. Is this a derivation of Shlomo? The book said Shlioma and then
included Godayl' in parenthesis. (?) I didn't know what to make of that. And
lastly, how about the surname Hoffman. Since the letter H doesn't exist in
the Cyrillic alphabet does that mean that Hoffman may be Goffman? Or could it
be a bastardization (sp?) of the name Rochman (or Rachman). I'd appreciate
any help you can give me.
Sincerely,
Maria Krane

researching: KREIN/KREYN/SCHULDNER Vegeriai, SCHULDNER Zagare, REMER/HOFFMAN
in Salakas (all in Lithuania) and HOFFMAN in Svir, Belarus


Searching: DEUTSCH, Beregszas (Hungary)? #general

Ellie & Marv <elmar@...>
 

This is an act of desperation. After several years I still have not
been able to verify the town in Hungary that my DEUTSCH family came
from. I believe it was Beregszas. If anyone sees anything at all
familiar I would appreciate hearing >from you privately.

Louis DEUTSCH m Rosa SCHWARTZ in Hungary around 1860
Nathan DEUTSCH (b Hungary 1865) m Esther KLEIN in NYC in 1892 - Nathan
owned a bedding store I believe in Brooklyn and also lived in Bklyn the
latter part of his life. He died in the early 1930's. In 1900 he and
his family lived at 21 Ave. B, Manhattan. They had 5 children: Joseph,
Eddie, Sadie, Lily & Harry.

Adolph DEUTSCH (b Hungary 1872) m Tpni (TILLIE) KAUFMANN in NYC around
1891. Adolph was in the wholesale fur business most of his life as were
his three sons. He also lived in Brooklyn the latter part of his life.
In 1920 he and his family lived at 556-60 Green Ave., Bklyn. . Around
1892 he , his wife and oldest daughter lived at 134 Ave. D in Manhattan.
In 1903 they lived at 322 E 8th St., Manhattan. They had six children:
Mary, Jacob, Helen, Morris, Lily & Harry. Adolph died in 1935.

They all belonged to the First Bklyn. Hungarian Aid society.
I believe there was at least one other brother whose name might have
been Isidore. He also came to the United States.
Does any of this mean anything to anybody?

Ellie Reben


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: DEUTSCH, Beregszas (Hungary)? #general

Ellie & Marv <elmar@...>
 

This is an act of desperation. After several years I still have not
been able to verify the town in Hungary that my DEUTSCH family came
from. I believe it was Beregszas. If anyone sees anything at all
familiar I would appreciate hearing >from you privately.

Louis DEUTSCH m Rosa SCHWARTZ in Hungary around 1860
Nathan DEUTSCH (b Hungary 1865) m Esther KLEIN in NYC in 1892 - Nathan
owned a bedding store I believe in Brooklyn and also lived in Bklyn the
latter part of his life. He died in the early 1930's. In 1900 he and
his family lived at 21 Ave. B, Manhattan. They had 5 children: Joseph,
Eddie, Sadie, Lily & Harry.

Adolph DEUTSCH (b Hungary 1872) m Tpni (TILLIE) KAUFMANN in NYC around
1891. Adolph was in the wholesale fur business most of his life as were
his three sons. He also lived in Brooklyn the latter part of his life.
In 1920 he and his family lived at 556-60 Green Ave., Bklyn. . Around
1892 he , his wife and oldest daughter lived at 134 Ave. D in Manhattan.
In 1903 they lived at 322 E 8th St., Manhattan. They had six children:
Mary, Jacob, Helen, Morris, Lily & Harry. Adolph died in 1935.

They all belonged to the First Bklyn. Hungarian Aid society.
I believe there was at least one other brother whose name might have
been Isidore. He also came to the United States.
Does any of this mean anything to anybody?

Ellie Reben