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Katzoff family #ukraine

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

Genners,

I m trying to locate cousins by the name of KATZOFF >from New Haven, Comm.
Two brothers, Irving and Harold, owned a women's apparel shop in New Haven
in the 1950s. Any help in locating their children would be appreciated.

Alan Tapper
Fairfax, VA.

NEMIROVSKY >from Lipovets,
TAPPER >from Snitkov
BURDMAN >from Tulchin
STUCKLEMAN >from Tulchin
DUCKLER >from Tuchin
MENDOZA >from Kobryn
MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOVICH, MENDELOVITCH >from Byten
HOCHBERG >from Iasi


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Katzoff family #ukraine

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

Genners,

I m trying to locate cousins by the name of KATZOFF >from New Haven, Comm.
Two brothers, Irving and Harold, owned a women's apparel shop in New Haven
in the 1950s. Any help in locating their children would be appreciated.

Alan Tapper
Fairfax, VA.

NEMIROVSKY >from Lipovets,
TAPPER >from Snitkov
BURDMAN >from Tulchin
STUCKLEMAN >from Tulchin
DUCKLER >from Tuchin
MENDOZA >from Kobryn
MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOVICH, MENDELOVITCH >from Byten
HOCHBERG >from Iasi


Translation from German into English #germany

Eve Richardson <erchrdsn@...>
 

Someone has sent me an e-mail in German in response to a genealogy query. Is
there anyone who would be willing to translate it for me ? It's a little
under 200 words. Please reply to me off-list at erchrdsn@pathcom.com. Thanks,

Eve Richardson Toronto Canada <erchrdsn@pathcom.com>


German SIG #Germany Translation from German into English #germany

Eve Richardson <erchrdsn@...>
 

Someone has sent me an e-mail in German in response to a genealogy query. Is
there anyone who would be willing to translate it for me ? It's a little
under 200 words. Please reply to me off-list at erchrdsn@pathcom.com. Thanks,

Eve Richardson Toronto Canada <erchrdsn@pathcom.com>


SSDI, Death Act and Maiden Name #general

Daniel Vangheluwe <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Dear genners

I am searching the death in NY of Rywka SMIETAN spouse GERSON born in Warsaw in
1898. I already founded the death of his husband ( 16-11_1886 warsaw) in Far
Rockaway, Queens, NY, on mars 1969. (source Socia Security Death Index)

I founded the death of Regina GERSON (born 22 may 1898) on May 1972, Far Rockaway
to (source Socia Security Death Index). I suppose Regina could be equivalent of
Rywka, but I am a little surprised to "not" find her maiden name SMIETAN. Is it
possible? Could it be the same on her death act?

Daniel VANGHELUWE
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SSDI, Death Act and Maiden Name #general

Daniel Vangheluwe <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Dear genners

I am searching the death in NY of Rywka SMIETAN spouse GERSON born in Warsaw in
1898. I already founded the death of his husband ( 16-11_1886 warsaw) in Far
Rockaway, Queens, NY, on mars 1969. (source Socia Security Death Index)

I founded the death of Regina GERSON (born 22 may 1898) on May 1972, Far Rockaway
to (source Socia Security Death Index). I suppose Regina could be equivalent of
Rywka, but I am a little surprised to "not" find her maiden name SMIETAN. Is it
possible? Could it be the same on her death act?

Daniel VANGHELUWE
France


Louis Street Cemetery in Leeds, Yorkshire #general

Jjlaca@...
 

Whew!!!!!!!!

After 2 years of on and off searching, with the help of Sherry Landa (British
Jewry Listserv), I have discovered the burial place of a number of my direct
relatives.

Now for the next step - to determine where the burial records are for these
people. The burial dates range >from 1905 - 1957.

So if anyone has any ideas of:

1) Is this still an active cemetery?
2) If not active, who maintains it?
3) If not active, how does one arrange to visit a gravesite?
4) Who has the original burial records?
5) How can they be contacted?

Thank you, in advance, for any help you can provide.

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Researching JOSEPH (was KUCZYNSKI), GREENBERG (Leeds, Yorkshire)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis Street Cemetery in Leeds, Yorkshire #general

Jjlaca@...
 

Whew!!!!!!!!

After 2 years of on and off searching, with the help of Sherry Landa (British
Jewry Listserv), I have discovered the burial place of a number of my direct
relatives.

Now for the next step - to determine where the burial records are for these
people. The burial dates range >from 1905 - 1957.

So if anyone has any ideas of:

1) Is this still an active cemetery?
2) If not active, who maintains it?
3) If not active, how does one arrange to visit a gravesite?
4) Who has the original burial records?
5) How can they be contacted?

Thank you, in advance, for any help you can provide.

Jonny Joseph
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Researching JOSEPH (was KUCZYNSKI), GREENBERG (Leeds, Yorkshire)


Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People #germany

Dottie Miller
 

The Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People has been
mentioned several times recently as an excellent resource. Does this
institution respond to research requests by e-mail or snail mail? Are
there local geneology researchers one can hire?

Thanks in advance for any response to these questions.

Dottie Miller San Antonio, TX USA dottiem@samcrc.com


German SIG #Germany Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People #germany

Dottie Miller
 

The Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People has been
mentioned several times recently as an excellent resource. Does this
institution respond to research requests by e-mail or snail mail? Are
there local geneology researchers one can hire?

Thanks in advance for any response to these questions.

Dottie Miller San Antonio, TX USA dottiem@samcrc.com


Re: NY Passenger List #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

Through the microfilms of the surviving lists. The microfilms are at the National
Archives and the Regional Branches of the National Archives have those films
relevant to the areas they serve, and sometimes others as well. Other genealogical
libraries and archives may have some of them. The Family History Library in Salt
Lake City has copies of all the microfilms, and you can access them through the
thousands of Family History Centers operated with volunteer labor by the Mormons.
There is certainly at least one in the Ann Arbor area.

Unfortunately, there are no indexes for the New York Passenger list >from 1847 to
1897, but the lists for the other ports are indexed in one way or another.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

<bernard3@ameritech.net> wrote > GROUP

How does one access pre-1892 passenger lists?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NY Passenger List #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

Through the microfilms of the surviving lists. The microfilms are at the National
Archives and the Regional Branches of the National Archives have those films
relevant to the areas they serve, and sometimes others as well. Other genealogical
libraries and archives may have some of them. The Family History Library in Salt
Lake City has copies of all the microfilms, and you can access them through the
thousands of Family History Centers operated with volunteer labor by the Mormons.
There is certainly at least one in the Ann Arbor area.

Unfortunately, there are no indexes for the New York Passenger list >from 1847 to
1897, but the lists for the other ports are indexed in one way or another.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

<bernard3@ameritech.net> wrote > GROUP

How does one access pre-1892 passenger lists?


Neshviz (Niesvizh) #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

I am interested in finding people with roots in Neshviz (Niesvizh)? In
Belarus today and may have been in Poland before WWII.

I live in NYC and I am active in Eastern European cemetery restoration.
My family is buried in Neshviz (Niesvizh) and I am interested in putting a
wall around the cemetery. Does anyone have family that might be in the
cemetery?
I would like to hear >from you.

The Cemetery is in the middle of the city with no protection. The Government
is Communist and could
erect buildings on it at any time.

A wall would forestall that indefinitely--a wall may not be erected without
permission of the city.

My father-in-law came >from there. His parents are most likely buried
there. His grandparents?? We don't know. The rest of the family was killed
by the Germans.

I would appreciate hearing >from you.

Morton Berger
New York City
Mbnycpa@aol.com
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only.


Nachama/Chana #belarus

Stan Golembe <ocstan@...>
 

Dear Sig members

I have found 2 documents which appear to contain names of my ancestors. All
data-- husband's name, children names, dates, etc seem to check out but on
1805 list wife's name is Nachama and on 1816 list it is Chana. Does anyone
know if Chana is nickname or diminutive for Nachama or any other
relationship which would explain this discrepancy?

Stan Golembe
Canton, MA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Neshviz (Niesvizh) #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

I am interested in finding people with roots in Neshviz (Niesvizh)? In
Belarus today and may have been in Poland before WWII.

I live in NYC and I am active in Eastern European cemetery restoration.
My family is buried in Neshviz (Niesvizh) and I am interested in putting a
wall around the cemetery. Does anyone have family that might be in the
cemetery?
I would like to hear >from you.

The Cemetery is in the middle of the city with no protection. The Government
is Communist and could
erect buildings on it at any time.

A wall would forestall that indefinitely--a wall may not be erected without
permission of the city.

My father-in-law came >from there. His parents are most likely buried
there. His grandparents?? We don't know. The rest of the family was killed
by the Germans.

I would appreciate hearing >from you.

Morton Berger
New York City
Mbnycpa@aol.com
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Nachama/Chana #belarus

Stan Golembe <ocstan@...>
 

Dear Sig members

I have found 2 documents which appear to contain names of my ancestors. All
data-- husband's name, children names, dates, etc seem to check out but on
1805 list wife's name is Nachama and on 1816 list it is Chana. Does anyone
know if Chana is nickname or diminutive for Nachama or any other
relationship which would explain this discrepancy?

Stan Golembe
Canton, MA


Re: Hebrew name Yair? #belarus

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

First of all, many thanks to all of you that has answered my question about
the existence of a Hebrew male name Yair!

As most of you have pointed out Yair is a widely spread Hebrew name in
Israel today, but is of Biblical origin and means "he will light", "he will
shine" etc and is equivalent to Meir.

In my case the man who had this name lived a long time ago, he was probably
born in the 1820's or 30's and lived in what is today Belarus (around the
city of Vitebsk). As some of you, especially professor G.L. Esterson, has
pointed out, the name Yair was very uncommon in Europe in the 19th century.
So, I guess there might have been a reason why a man got this name in early
19th century Eastern Europe.

As I wrote in my last message, in the same family several people had names
that were uncommon in those days (or at least not common):

*Hertz, NOT to the common kinnui Hirsh.
*Shifra, common today, but rather uncommon in the 19th century.
*Sima (female version of Simkhah).
*Hadasah, common today, but uncommon in the 19th century.

The two above names Sima and Hadasah where sometimes combined with each
other into the Yiddish "double" name Shim-Ode (also written Shimode) and
versions like Shim-Oda, Shim-Uda and Shim-Ude. Especially the latter half of
this name, Oda/Ode/Uda/Ude, was short Yiddish version of Hadasah that only
seems to have been used in the area around Vitebsk. I have a feeling that
most women with this name were somehow related and all descended >from the
same ancestor!

The concentration of all those names makes me believe that they might be
related to a Rabbinic family. There are stories about Rabbinic ancestry in
my family that I haven't been able to prove so far. Wouldn't it be more
likely in a Rabbinic family to use more uncommon names of Biblical origin
than in other families?

I will continue my research and hopefully I will find some clues to the use
of uncommon names

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

MODERATOR NOTE: You might want to join the Rabbinic SIG and continue your search
there.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Hebrew name Yair? #belarus

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

First of all, many thanks to all of you that has answered my question about
the existence of a Hebrew male name Yair!

As most of you have pointed out Yair is a widely spread Hebrew name in
Israel today, but is of Biblical origin and means "he will light", "he will
shine" etc and is equivalent to Meir.

In my case the man who had this name lived a long time ago, he was probably
born in the 1820's or 30's and lived in what is today Belarus (around the
city of Vitebsk). As some of you, especially professor G.L. Esterson, has
pointed out, the name Yair was very uncommon in Europe in the 19th century.
So, I guess there might have been a reason why a man got this name in early
19th century Eastern Europe.

As I wrote in my last message, in the same family several people had names
that were uncommon in those days (or at least not common):

*Hertz, NOT to the common kinnui Hirsh.
*Shifra, common today, but rather uncommon in the 19th century.
*Sima (female version of Simkhah).
*Hadasah, common today, but uncommon in the 19th century.

The two above names Sima and Hadasah where sometimes combined with each
other into the Yiddish "double" name Shim-Ode (also written Shimode) and
versions like Shim-Oda, Shim-Uda and Shim-Ude. Especially the latter half of
this name, Oda/Ode/Uda/Ude, was short Yiddish version of Hadasah that only
seems to have been used in the area around Vitebsk. I have a feeling that
most women with this name were somehow related and all descended >from the
same ancestor!

The concentration of all those names makes me believe that they might be
related to a Rabbinic family. There are stories about Rabbinic ancestry in
my family that I haven't been able to prove so far. Wouldn't it be more
likely in a Rabbinic family to use more uncommon names of Biblical origin
than in other families?

I will continue my research and hopefully I will find some clues to the use
of uncommon names

Best regards,

Adam Katzeff,
Malmoe, Sweden

MODERATOR NOTE: You might want to join the Rabbinic SIG and continue your search
there.


LECHERSACK-KAGAN, SOBELENSKY; Janowiczy, Vitebsk Gubernia #belarus

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Dear All,

I have some new information about my Belarus family. Having just located my
grandmother's sister's arrival on the EIDB, I was able to confirm that
Schifre KAGAN (LECHERSAK on the passenger list) and Sore LECHERSACK-KAGAN
were both >from Janowiczy in Vitebsk gubernia, where their father Aron KAGAN
resided.

I already knew about their Vitebsk roots, but not about Janowiczy
(Yanovichi). Is anyone researching this town or the surnames KAGAN or
LEKHERZAK (any spelling)? Please respond privately.

Is anyone researching the surname SOBELENSKY (spelling)?

Thanks.
--
Shelley K. Pollero
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus LECHERSACK-KAGAN, SOBELENSKY; Janowiczy, Vitebsk Gubernia #belarus

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Dear All,

I have some new information about my Belarus family. Having just located my
grandmother's sister's arrival on the EIDB, I was able to confirm that
Schifre KAGAN (LECHERSAK on the passenger list) and Sore LECHERSACK-KAGAN
were both >from Janowiczy in Vitebsk gubernia, where their father Aron KAGAN
resided.

I already knew about their Vitebsk roots, but not about Janowiczy
(Yanovichi). Is anyone researching this town or the surnames KAGAN or
LEKHERZAK (any spelling)? Please respond privately.

Is anyone researching the surname SOBELENSKY (spelling)?

Thanks.
--
Shelley K. Pollero
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net