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List of Ancestral Names and Towns #germany

RalphNBaer@...
 

It has been a year since I last posted this list of my known ancestral
families and towns. I remain very interested in corresponding with anyone
who has information about any of these family name and town combinations.

Please reply to: RalphNBaer@aol.com

Family names are in capital letters. Town names are followed by current
names of combined communities in parentheses, followed by region.
Multiple ancestral towns for the same family are separated by semicolons.

Names with letters following the identifying numbers pertain to brothers
of ancestors who adopted different last names >from my ancestors or family
names used before names were standardized. (Patronymics not adopted as
family names are not included.)

1 BAER: Malsch bei Ettlingen, Baden
2 GUNZENHAEUSER (GUNZENHAUSER): Aschaffenburg, Unterfranken;
Memmelsdorf in Unterfranken (Untermerzbach), Unterfranken;
Binswangen, Schwaben; Fuerth, Mittelfranken
2A LEVI: Gunzenhausen, Mittelfranken; Hilpoltstein, Mittelfranken
3 MAIER (MAYER): Rohrbach bei Heidelberg (Heidelberg), Baden
4 CAHN: Ruhrort (Duisburg), Rheinland; Moers, Rheinland; Orsoy
(Rheinberg), Rheinland
4A COHN: Grevenbroich, Rheinland; Linnich, Rheinland
4B MAUS: Bonn, Rheinland
5 GRUENEBAUM: Gambach (Muenzenberg), Oberhessen
6 HOFHEIMER: Buttenhausen (Muensingen), Wuerttemberg
6A BLUMENTHAL: Buttenhausen (Muensingen), Wuerttemberg
6B ROSENFELD: Hohebach (Doerzbach), Wuerttemberg
6C STRAUSS: Doerzbach, Wuerttemberg
7 HESSDOERFER: Ottensoos, Mittelfranken
8 SCHMIDT: Hanau, Hessen-Nassau; Grosskrotzenburg, Hessen-Nassau
9 KLEIN: Joehlingen (Walzbachtal), Baden; ancestors >from Sulzbach,
Oberpfalz
9A SONNENTHEIL: Landau in der Pfalz, Pfalz
10 ROSENBAUM: Gambach (Muenzenberg), Oberhessen [-------snip]

Ralph N. BAER, Washington, D.C. RalphNBaer@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: At the request of our hosts at JewishGen,
GerSig has modified our policy regarding posting of "Researching......."
lists like this one.

Mr. Baer's list of 49 FAMILY NAMES and towns can be found in our archives
(see below). It is a model for all who would compose lists of this kind.

The Jewish Genealogy Family Finder (JGFF) allows you to post your
family names and towns and to search for others who are seeking the
same families. http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

The Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) contains entire family trees.
Anyone can post his data there or search the entries posted by others.
http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/

The JewishGen Archive Search engine allows you to search all messages
posted to the JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG) for names and towns
included in messages posted to that Forum.

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop

The JewishGen SIG Archive Search Engine will let you find and read
all messages posted to GerSig or any of the other Special Interest
Group lists and locate FAMILY NAMES and towns of interest included
in those messages.

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop

Using the SIG Archive Search Engine
I located Mr. Baer's list which was
posted to this Forum in June, 2002.

If you wish to view the entire list,
please use the SIG search engine or
write privately to Mr. Baer to request
a copy of the full list containing
49 family names.

We will continue to include "Researching....." lists posted by new
GerSig subscriber members.

If your research leads you to ancestral FAMILY NAMES and towns
which are new to you we suggest that you announce your breakthrough
in this Forum with a list of the new additions. You can include a
comment that your entire "Researching........" list has been posted here
previously.

We will consider posting lists which have been significantly changed
by additions and other enhancements. John Paul Lowens - MODERATOR


German SIG #Germany List of Ancestral Names and Towns #germany

RalphNBaer@...
 

It has been a year since I last posted this list of my known ancestral
families and towns. I remain very interested in corresponding with anyone
who has information about any of these family name and town combinations.

Please reply to: RalphNBaer@aol.com

Family names are in capital letters. Town names are followed by current
names of combined communities in parentheses, followed by region.
Multiple ancestral towns for the same family are separated by semicolons.

Names with letters following the identifying numbers pertain to brothers
of ancestors who adopted different last names >from my ancestors or family
names used before names were standardized. (Patronymics not adopted as
family names are not included.)

1 BAER: Malsch bei Ettlingen, Baden
2 GUNZENHAEUSER (GUNZENHAUSER): Aschaffenburg, Unterfranken;
Memmelsdorf in Unterfranken (Untermerzbach), Unterfranken;
Binswangen, Schwaben; Fuerth, Mittelfranken
2A LEVI: Gunzenhausen, Mittelfranken; Hilpoltstein, Mittelfranken
3 MAIER (MAYER): Rohrbach bei Heidelberg (Heidelberg), Baden
4 CAHN: Ruhrort (Duisburg), Rheinland; Moers, Rheinland; Orsoy
(Rheinberg), Rheinland
4A COHN: Grevenbroich, Rheinland; Linnich, Rheinland
4B MAUS: Bonn, Rheinland
5 GRUENEBAUM: Gambach (Muenzenberg), Oberhessen
6 HOFHEIMER: Buttenhausen (Muensingen), Wuerttemberg
6A BLUMENTHAL: Buttenhausen (Muensingen), Wuerttemberg
6B ROSENFELD: Hohebach (Doerzbach), Wuerttemberg
6C STRAUSS: Doerzbach, Wuerttemberg
7 HESSDOERFER: Ottensoos, Mittelfranken
8 SCHMIDT: Hanau, Hessen-Nassau; Grosskrotzenburg, Hessen-Nassau
9 KLEIN: Joehlingen (Walzbachtal), Baden; ancestors >from Sulzbach,
Oberpfalz
9A SONNENTHEIL: Landau in der Pfalz, Pfalz
10 ROSENBAUM: Gambach (Muenzenberg), Oberhessen [-------snip]

Ralph N. BAER, Washington, D.C. RalphNBaer@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: At the request of our hosts at JewishGen,
GerSig has modified our policy regarding posting of "Researching......."
lists like this one.

Mr. Baer's list of 49 FAMILY NAMES and towns can be found in our archives
(see below). It is a model for all who would compose lists of this kind.

The Jewish Genealogy Family Finder (JGFF) allows you to post your
family names and towns and to search for others who are seeking the
same families. http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

The Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) contains entire family trees.
Anyone can post his data there or search the entries posted by others.
http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/

The JewishGen Archive Search engine allows you to search all messages
posted to the JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG) for names and towns
included in messages posted to that Forum.

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop

The JewishGen SIG Archive Search Engine will let you find and read
all messages posted to GerSig or any of the other Special Interest
Group lists and locate FAMILY NAMES and towns of interest included
in those messages.

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop

Using the SIG Archive Search Engine
I located Mr. Baer's list which was
posted to this Forum in June, 2002.

If you wish to view the entire list,
please use the SIG search engine or
write privately to Mr. Baer to request
a copy of the full list containing
49 family names.

We will continue to include "Researching....." lists posted by new
GerSig subscriber members.

If your research leads you to ancestral FAMILY NAMES and towns
which are new to you we suggest that you announce your breakthrough
in this Forum with a list of the new additions. You can include a
comment that your entire "Researching........" list has been posted here
previously.

We will consider posting lists which have been significantly changed
by additions and other enhancements. John Paul Lowens - MODERATOR


Variation or alternative to Grossman/Groszman/Grosmann #hungary

Lois Clauson <Lois.Clauson@...>
 

Can't find immigration records for Lena Grossman (born 1874 immigrated 1895,
Hungary/Austria). Have combed Ellis Island records, Boston HIAS records and
written to Philadelphia HIAS. Have picture of her taken in New York. She
died in Milwaukee in 1916. Is there a variation of her last name I haven't
considered starting her name with a different letter? Is Grossmann rather
than Grossman less or more likely to be Jewish? What about Hungarian?

Lois Feldman Clauson
Oakland, California

Moderator VK: Check different years and ages. Also try the general search, not the Jewish search aid. I found three possibilities. Lina Grossman, 16, >from Lelesz who arrived on southwark in 1899; Lieny Grossman, 26, arrived on Friesland in 1897; and Lena Grossman, 10, who arrived on Brannschweig in 1894 with Max Grossman. If all else fails, consider possibility that she sailed to Canada and came in by train. If so, you might find her in St. Albans lists.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Variation or alternative to Grossman/Groszman/Grosmann #hungary

Lois Clauson <Lois.Clauson@...>
 

Can't find immigration records for Lena Grossman (born 1874 immigrated 1895,
Hungary/Austria). Have combed Ellis Island records, Boston HIAS records and
written to Philadelphia HIAS. Have picture of her taken in New York. She
died in Milwaukee in 1916. Is there a variation of her last name I haven't
considered starting her name with a different letter? Is Grossmann rather
than Grossman less or more likely to be Jewish? What about Hungarian?

Lois Feldman Clauson
Oakland, California

Moderator VK: Check different years and ages. Also try the general search, not the Jewish search aid. I found three possibilities. Lina Grossman, 16, >from Lelesz who arrived on southwark in 1899; Lieny Grossman, 26, arrived on Friesland in 1897; and Lena Grossman, 10, who arrived on Brannschweig in 1894 with Max Grossman. If all else fails, consider possibility that she sailed to Canada and came in by train. If so, you might find her in St. Albans lists.


SITE CITE: Database - Muensterland victims of the Holocaust #germany

Naomi Teveth <ntevet@...>
 

Dear friends,

this is a searchable database listing Jewish victims of the Holocaust from
Muensterland.
The URL is:
http://www.muenster.org/spurenfinden/

For orientation see the map of Muensterland.

Map of Muensterland
http://www.muensterland-tourismus.de/service/karte.html

On the home page of the database, follow these steps:

Click on : "Gedenken und ERinnern vor Ort" > Datenbank > Juedische Opfer im
Muensterland.

Now you have two ways to go:

1. Click on the hyperlink "Recherche",which will bring you to a simple and
advanced search mask.
Use this in case you know the surname or name of town you are searching.

2. Click on the hyperlink "Datenbank" > Juedische Oper > Zum Findbuch.
This will open a list of all localities with Jewish vicitims. Clicking on
anyone of the places will give you the complete list of victims of that
place.

The Results show:
Surname and name
Date of birth (Geburtstag)
Date of death (Todestag)
Place of birth (Geburtsort)
Deportation destination (Deportationsort)
Camp (Place of death) (Lager - Todesort)
Source (Quelle)
Date of deportation (Deportationsdatum)

There is another database on this site concerning the victims of Euthanasie
in Muensterland. The results show only initialized surnames and full given
names. This makes it difficult to judge who is Jewish.

Wishing you all the best.
Naomi Teveth in Tel Aviv ntevet@netvision.net.il


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE: Database - Muensterland victims of the Holocaust #germany

Naomi Teveth <ntevet@...>
 

Dear friends,

this is a searchable database listing Jewish victims of the Holocaust from
Muensterland.
The URL is:
http://www.muenster.org/spurenfinden/

For orientation see the map of Muensterland.

Map of Muensterland
http://www.muensterland-tourismus.de/service/karte.html

On the home page of the database, follow these steps:

Click on : "Gedenken und ERinnern vor Ort" > Datenbank > Juedische Opfer im
Muensterland.

Now you have two ways to go:

1. Click on the hyperlink "Recherche",which will bring you to a simple and
advanced search mask.
Use this in case you know the surname or name of town you are searching.

2. Click on the hyperlink "Datenbank" > Juedische Oper > Zum Findbuch.
This will open a list of all localities with Jewish vicitims. Clicking on
anyone of the places will give you the complete list of victims of that
place.

The Results show:
Surname and name
Date of birth (Geburtstag)
Date of death (Todestag)
Place of birth (Geburtsort)
Deportation destination (Deportationsort)
Camp (Place of death) (Lager - Todesort)
Source (Quelle)
Date of deportation (Deportationsdatum)

There is another database on this site concerning the victims of Euthanasie
in Muensterland. The results show only initialized surnames and full given
names. This makes it difficult to judge who is Jewish.

Wishing you all the best.
Naomi Teveth in Tel Aviv ntevet@netvision.net.il


Occupations (help with translation from German) #germany

Michael Marx <mhmarx@...>
 

In a handwritten documents there is a reference to an occupation which
appears to be "hansierhandel". Another person has a notation that
appears to be "schningeschaft Weinheim". Could someone tell me what
occupations these refer to.

Michael Marx Lexington, MA, USA MHMarx@mindspring.com

MODERATOR NOTE: At the GerSig Website there is a link to an
extensive list of archaic German occupational terms.
Go to the "Resources" main page and then "Specialized On-Line
Dictionaries" at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/dictionaries.htm

However, this site was not helpful regarding Mr. Marx's inquiry.


German SIG #Germany Occupations (help with translation from German) #germany

Michael Marx <mhmarx@...>
 

In a handwritten documents there is a reference to an occupation which
appears to be "hansierhandel". Another person has a notation that
appears to be "schningeschaft Weinheim". Could someone tell me what
occupations these refer to.

Michael Marx Lexington, MA, USA MHMarx@mindspring.com

MODERATOR NOTE: At the GerSig Website there is a link to an
extensive list of archaic German occupational terms.
Go to the "Resources" main page and then "Specialized On-Line
Dictionaries" at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/dictionaries.htm

However, this site was not helpful regarding Mr. Marx's inquiry.


Re: Where is lipto patak? #hungary

Dolph Klein <kledolph@...>
 

For current on-line maps of Slovak towns and villages, go to:
http://mapy.atlas.sk/aquariusnet/frm_uvod.asp

Example: The map shows FIVE settlements with the name of Potok. One of them=
=20
is adjacent to the town of Lipovec, but this may not necessarily be the=20
area of your grandmother's birth place.

Dolph Klein
Chapel Hill, NC

From: ilona lerman <phililona2001@yahoo.com>

I have confirmed that my grandmother was born in a
place called Lipo Patak by comparing the birth records
of my father and his siblings. I am having a hard time
finding where this place is today. The Hungarian
Embassy in Tel Aviv told me it is not in Hungary
today, but probably in Slovakia near the Hungarian
border. After posting the question on Jewish Gen it
seems that the place was called PATAK in LIPTO County
in the NEMETLIPCSEI district, which today is probably
POTOK in Slovakia. However I have found there are 3
places called POTOK in Slovakia all south of
Bratislava and I don't know which it is. Someone told
me that Lipto is due north of Budapest. All this would
fit into what my father told me that his mother came
from a place further west than Presov (in eastern
Slovakia).
Would anyone know which POTOK is the right one? Where
could I find a good map of the area online? How can I
find out if there are records for that town? I didn't
find on the LDS site, but maybe I wasn't looking
right.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ilona Lerman
phililona2001@yahoo.com

Moderator VK: I suggest that you check the H-SIG archives because I think we discussed the location of Lipto Patak at some time in the past. Patak, as you probably know, means brook or stream. There were scores of places with names that were some variant of Patak including one in NEmetlipcsei jaras in Lipto megye (now in Slovakia). Lipto megye was north of Budapest and is northeast of Bratislava. If you check the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker you can narrow the choices--probably to the Potok that's between Liptovsky Mikulas and Ruzomberok.


Hungary SIG #Hungary re: Where is lipto patak? #hungary

Dolph Klein <kledolph@...>
 

For current on-line maps of Slovak towns and villages, go to:
http://mapy.atlas.sk/aquariusnet/frm_uvod.asp

Example: The map shows FIVE settlements with the name of Potok. One of them=
=20
is adjacent to the town of Lipovec, but this may not necessarily be the=20
area of your grandmother's birth place.

Dolph Klein
Chapel Hill, NC

From: ilona lerman <phililona2001@yahoo.com>

I have confirmed that my grandmother was born in a
place called Lipo Patak by comparing the birth records
of my father and his siblings. I am having a hard time
finding where this place is today. The Hungarian
Embassy in Tel Aviv told me it is not in Hungary
today, but probably in Slovakia near the Hungarian
border. After posting the question on Jewish Gen it
seems that the place was called PATAK in LIPTO County
in the NEMETLIPCSEI district, which today is probably
POTOK in Slovakia. However I have found there are 3
places called POTOK in Slovakia all south of
Bratislava and I don't know which it is. Someone told
me that Lipto is due north of Budapest. All this would
fit into what my father told me that his mother came
from a place further west than Presov (in eastern
Slovakia).
Would anyone know which POTOK is the right one? Where
could I find a good map of the area online? How can I
find out if there are records for that town? I didn't
find on the LDS site, but maybe I wasn't looking
right.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ilona Lerman
phililona2001@yahoo.com

Moderator VK: I suggest that you check the H-SIG archives because I think we discussed the location of Lipto Patak at some time in the past. Patak, as you probably know, means brook or stream. There were scores of places with names that were some variant of Patak including one in NEmetlipcsei jaras in Lipto megye (now in Slovakia). Lipto megye was north of Budapest and is northeast of Bratislava. If you check the JewishGen ShtetlSeeker you can narrow the choices--probably to the Potok that's between Liptovsky Mikulas and Ruzomberok.


Re: Canadian Immigration Question #general

Shel <sbercovich@...>
 

Shawn,

Most immigrants to Canada arrived through one of Halifax, Nova Scotia;
Saint John, New Brunswick; Montreal or Quebec City, Quebec. The former two
ports were open year-round. The latter two ports could be used only
between late March and late October because of ice in the St. Lawrence
River.

This page shows most of the Passenger Lists (PLs) for those coming into
Canada:

< http://www.archives.ca/02/020202/020202040103_e.html >

In this case, note that the PLs for Montreal are included with those for
Quebec City, the first listing on the page.

These microfilms are available through Inter-Library Loan to the U.S.
Again one needs to know the Date of Arrival. You seem to have that, but
may need to look in the microfilm previous to T-488 (T-487), as well.

I found my mgf and mg-uncle immediately in these microfilms because I
knew my gf's DoA. My other gf and both gms are, however, a "needle in a
haystack" story. Am having to go through _each_ Ship's Passenger List on
several films to find them because I have no idea when they entered.

Much luck,

Shel Bercovich
Calgary, AB, Canada

sbercovich at shaws dot ca

NB: Please remove the second "s" in "shaws" in the return address if you
wish to respond directly.

Searching: BERCOVICI, GOLDENBERG, MOSCOVICI - Darabani, Dorohoi, Iasi
& Stefanesti, Romania
ECHTER - Tulchin, Botha, & Krivoye Ozero, Ukraine
KLEBANOV (various spellings), LIPKIND - Minsk Gubernia; USA
ZWANG - Israel; Argentina

Shawn Weil wrote:

I am trying to locate the immigration records of a Solomon Fibish. He
emigrated >from Romania to Barre, Vermont via Canada. The 'Certificate of
Arrival' included with his naturalization papers indicated:

Port of: Montreal, Canada
Name: Schlome Favish
Date: Aug 9, 1906
Vessel: Grand Trunk Railway

I've looked him up in the St. Alban's list index, but could find neither
him, his wife (Dora/Gohres), nor his two children (Jennie and Nat) who
arrived 1 year later. I can look him up by date, but I fear he will not
be there. Am I looking in the wrong place??


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Canadian Immigration Question #general

Shel <sbercovich@...>
 

Shawn,

Most immigrants to Canada arrived through one of Halifax, Nova Scotia;
Saint John, New Brunswick; Montreal or Quebec City, Quebec. The former two
ports were open year-round. The latter two ports could be used only
between late March and late October because of ice in the St. Lawrence
River.

This page shows most of the Passenger Lists (PLs) for those coming into
Canada:

< http://www.archives.ca/02/020202/020202040103_e.html >

In this case, note that the PLs for Montreal are included with those for
Quebec City, the first listing on the page.

These microfilms are available through Inter-Library Loan to the U.S.
Again one needs to know the Date of Arrival. You seem to have that, but
may need to look in the microfilm previous to T-488 (T-487), as well.

I found my mgf and mg-uncle immediately in these microfilms because I
knew my gf's DoA. My other gf and both gms are, however, a "needle in a
haystack" story. Am having to go through _each_ Ship's Passenger List on
several films to find them because I have no idea when they entered.

Much luck,

Shel Bercovich
Calgary, AB, Canada

sbercovich at shaws dot ca

NB: Please remove the second "s" in "shaws" in the return address if you
wish to respond directly.

Searching: BERCOVICI, GOLDENBERG, MOSCOVICI - Darabani, Dorohoi, Iasi
& Stefanesti, Romania
ECHTER - Tulchin, Botha, & Krivoye Ozero, Ukraine
KLEBANOV (various spellings), LIPKIND - Minsk Gubernia; USA
ZWANG - Israel; Argentina

Shawn Weil wrote:

I am trying to locate the immigration records of a Solomon Fibish. He
emigrated >from Romania to Barre, Vermont via Canada. The 'Certificate of
Arrival' included with his naturalization papers indicated:

Port of: Montreal, Canada
Name: Schlome Favish
Date: Aug 9, 1906
Vessel: Grand Trunk Railway

I've looked him up in the St. Alban's list index, but could find neither
him, his wife (Dora/Gohres), nor his two children (Jennie and Nat) who
arrived 1 year later. I can look him up by date, but I fear he will not
be there. Am I looking in the wrong place??


Re: Route Kishinev to Chgo, IL 1894-7 #general

rokoco1@...
 

Hi,

I am trying to trace my KOVISHANSKY/KOVIN family.

Does anyone have any ideas about how families might have travelled >from
Kishinev, Russia to Chgo, IL USA,. I have been searching endlessly and
have determined they did not enter NY. I have looked in Russians to
America and have searched Ellis Island til I'm blue in the face, under
every spelling I could imagine.

I appreciate your help in advance.

Regards,

Bobbi Cohen
San Diego

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen InfoFile on Passenger Lists at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html#Passenger
provides information on alternative ports of entry to Ellis Island.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Route Kishinev to Chgo, IL 1894-7 #general

rokoco1@...
 

Hi,

I am trying to trace my KOVISHANSKY/KOVIN family.

Does anyone have any ideas about how families might have travelled >from
Kishinev, Russia to Chgo, IL USA,. I have been searching endlessly and
have determined they did not enter NY. I have looked in Russians to
America and have searched Ellis Island til I'm blue in the face, under
every spelling I could imagine.

I appreciate your help in advance.

Regards,

Bobbi Cohen
San Diego

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen InfoFile on Passenger Lists at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html#Passenger
provides information on alternative ports of entry to Ellis Island.


Re: Canadian Immigration Question #general

Peter S. Wyant <p.wyant@...>
 

Shawn,

have you looked up the immigration of these folks in the Canadian Incoming
Steamship Passenger Manifests available >from the National Archives of
Canada? The manifests will usually show other useful information including
former place of residence, etc. You've got the port and date of arrival so
finding him should be very straightforward. I can give you more details if
you need them.

Regards,

Peter Wyant
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Shawn Weil wrote:

I am trying to locate the immigration records of a Solomon Fibish. He
> emigrated >from Romania to Barre, Vermont via Canada. The 'Certificate
> of Arrival' included with his naturalization papers indicated:
>
> Port of: Montreal, Canada
> Name: Schlome Favish
> Date: Aug 9, 1906
> Vessel: Grand Trunk Railway
>
> I've looked him up in the St. Alban's list index, but could find neither
> him, his wife (Dora/Gohres), nor his two children (Jennie and Nat) who
> arrived 1 year later. I can look him up by date, but I fear he will not
> be there. Am I looking in the wrong place?


Ostroleka 19th century records - Project Status information #general

Stanley Diamond
 

In response to a post on the JewishGen Discussion Group, I have been asked
about the status of the exciting project to index the Ostroleka records
from 1816 to 1866
The indexing project for newly discovered Ostroleka records has been added
to the Pultusk Archives project. Pultusk is one of the many archives
holding Jewish civil records being indexed by Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland. < www.jri-poland.org >

The Pultusk Archive project web page is currently being revised and will
include the status of the Ostroleka project.

Stanley Diamond
Pultusk Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland
Project Coordinator, JRI-Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Canadian Immigration Question #general

Peter S. Wyant <p.wyant@...>
 

Shawn,

have you looked up the immigration of these folks in the Canadian Incoming
Steamship Passenger Manifests available >from the National Archives of
Canada? The manifests will usually show other useful information including
former place of residence, etc. You've got the port and date of arrival so
finding him should be very straightforward. I can give you more details if
you need them.

Regards,

Peter Wyant
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Shawn Weil wrote:

I am trying to locate the immigration records of a Solomon Fibish. He
> emigrated >from Romania to Barre, Vermont via Canada. The 'Certificate
> of Arrival' included with his naturalization papers indicated:
>
> Port of: Montreal, Canada
> Name: Schlome Favish
> Date: Aug 9, 1906
> Vessel: Grand Trunk Railway
>
> I've looked him up in the St. Alban's list index, but could find neither
> him, his wife (Dora/Gohres), nor his two children (Jennie and Nat) who
> arrived 1 year later. I can look him up by date, but I fear he will not
> be there. Am I looking in the wrong place?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ostroleka 19th century records - Project Status information #general

Stanley Diamond
 

In response to a post on the JewishGen Discussion Group, I have been asked
about the status of the exciting project to index the Ostroleka records
from 1816 to 1866
The indexing project for newly discovered Ostroleka records has been added
to the Pultusk Archives project. Pultusk is one of the many archives
holding Jewish civil records being indexed by Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland. < www.jri-poland.org >

The Pultusk Archive project web page is currently being revised and will
include the status of the Ostroleka project.

Stanley Diamond
Pultusk Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland
Project Coordinator, JRI-Poland


Re: Given name "Owsey" #general

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

Steve Orlen said:

A relative of mine immigrated >from Trakai, Lithuania, in 1907. His
given name on the manifest & passenger record is "Owsey." Last name
ADELSOHN. Though it's a good joke on him, what might that be a
misspelling of?
Steve,

I think that the name "Owsey" is likely the Yiddish nickname for the
Hebrew name "Yehoshua". According to the Given Names database, this
name was sometimes anglicized to "Samuel", as was the case with your
relative.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
ogus@impact.xerox.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name "Owsey" #general

Roy Ogus <ogus@...>
 

Steve Orlen said:

A relative of mine immigrated >from Trakai, Lithuania, in 1907. His
given name on the manifest & passenger record is "Owsey." Last name
ADELSOHN. Though it's a good joke on him, what might that be a
misspelling of?
Steve,

I think that the name "Owsey" is likely the Yiddish nickname for the
Hebrew name "Yehoshua". According to the Given Names database, this
name was sometimes anglicized to "Samuel", as was the case with your
relative.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California, USA
ogus@impact.xerox.com