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Trip to Memel and Gargzai #lithuania

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

Tomorrow I will tell of my trip to Memel and Gargzai in Lithuania a few weeks
ago. There are very few records in Memel. The Lithuanian archives has all that
there are with the exception of some in Kovno. Aleksandrs Feigmanis has most
of the information on what is available. Carol Lieberman


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Trip to Memel and Gargzai #lithuania

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

Tomorrow I will tell of my trip to Memel and Gargzai in Lithuania a few weeks
ago. There are very few records in Memel. The Lithuanian archives has all that
there are with the exception of some in Kovno. Aleksandrs Feigmanis has most
of the information on what is available. Carol Lieberman


Yizkor Book For Munkacs #hungary

Dennis Baer <dbaer@...>
 

Hello

Does anyone have a Yizkor Book for Munkacs?

Thank you.

Dennis Baer

Researching SCHANTZ, SCHANZ, SANC in Munkacs, Hungary.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Yizkor Book For Munkacs #hungary

Dennis Baer <dbaer@...>
 

Hello

Does anyone have a Yizkor Book for Munkacs?

Thank you.

Dennis Baer

Researching SCHANTZ, SCHANZ, SANC in Munkacs, Hungary.


Travels in LITHUANIA and LATVIA with ALEKSANDR FEIGMANIS #general

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

As we reached the outskirts of Palanga, it reminded me of a beach town.
Difficult to park, lots of people coming and going >from the beach. I had been
told that once it was the last town in Latvia. Now it was the first town in
Lithuania. And -- just recently -- someone in JEWGEN said it had been part of Germany.

You can't imagine how close Konigsberg is. About 70 miles or less. The
Courland Spit goes right there. And actually all these town were colonized
with German families at one time. In the early 1800s, the Jews left for Latvia
and Lithuania >from Germany due to persecution. They settled along the coast
(Latvia and Lithuania) other places as well. In the 1880s the Russians who
were in Latvia and Lithuania wanted them to leave as well. There was a
resettlement committee >from Konigsberg who helped these Jews to leave for New
York, etc.

Anyway, we had to pay for a parking permit in Palanga. Aleksandrs was trying
to find out if there was a Jewish cemetery there as well. I was getting tired
and antsy. But he kept me driving around until we stopped at the local
Christian cemetery and got some kind of directions. He then moved us about
three blocks into an area that looked like access land to the beach. It was
now dusk.

Where is it? Where are we going? We walked and walked towards the beach, then
inwards towards a wood. 'It's in there,' he said. I was dubious. Soon we
reached a pristine 2nd World War bunker of concrete. "Keep going" he said". I
was worrying about bugs and heat again, carrying my traveling things and
cameras because I worried about leaving things in the car.

Finally, a clearing in the woods, the remains of a fence, and voila! about 30
tombstones of the Palanga Jewish cemetery. As it was getting dark, we did not
attempt to read them there. Aleks dusted them with chalk (all) and took
pictures. He tells me he is translating them now. So I cannot give you any
info on them as yet. Only, that it was a truly lonely and forgotten outpost of
Judiasm. If there were members of my family there, I do not know yet.

Did my grandmother live in Palanga as a girl? I know that BERNARD BERNHARDT
was married to his first wife in Gargzai. Perhaps that is the only certain
thing that I know. Was the Courland island she spoke of the spit opposite
Palanga. Will I ever know??? Who knows.

Finally, tired and dragging, we drove the 20 kilometers to Klaipeda and to our
hotel. As it was dusk, it was hard to differentiate the city >from others that
I had gone to. The buildings looked like lumps of stone in the dusk. I would
change my mind upon seeing them in the daylight. Actually, the buildings were
beautiful. I couldn't say that however, about the hotel. It was called
Vieskius Klaipeda, a large Russian style hotel, many many tourists and
extremely efficient. I thought I had one price room, but it seemed we had
another. I found this out at the end of our two night stay. I paid $108 per
room when I thought it had been for two rooms. The place had a very adequate
bedroom and it had some cool air in the room. I had a sitting room. Had to laugh!

Remember the carpeting of 20 or more years ago where the pile was high and low
and there were swirls in the pattern. Almost like shag. Well that was the new
carpeting in the hotel, and in the little sitting room were a large couch and
two overstuffed chairs and a TV that took up the entire room. The bathroom
was adequate, however, There was a floor attendant on my floor, so I felt
particularly safe.

We decided to eat in the hotel as the guide book gave it a good
recommendation. It was certainly crowded, but the food was so-so. Afterwards,
we decided to call it a day because the next one would be full of activity.

Tomorrow -- preview of the tour of Gargzai, trying to do research there, and
then returning at mid-day to Klaipeda to visit the Jewish center, memorial to
the cemetery, and eat a good meal in a restaurant that served American food
and they spoke English.d

More tomorrow!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Travels in LITHUANIA and LATVIA with ALEKSANDR FEIGMANIS #general

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

As we reached the outskirts of Palanga, it reminded me of a beach town.
Difficult to park, lots of people coming and going >from the beach. I had been
told that once it was the last town in Latvia. Now it was the first town in
Lithuania. And -- just recently -- someone in JEWGEN said it had been part of Germany.

You can't imagine how close Konigsberg is. About 70 miles or less. The
Courland Spit goes right there. And actually all these town were colonized
with German families at one time. In the early 1800s, the Jews left for Latvia
and Lithuania >from Germany due to persecution. They settled along the coast
(Latvia and Lithuania) other places as well. In the 1880s the Russians who
were in Latvia and Lithuania wanted them to leave as well. There was a
resettlement committee >from Konigsberg who helped these Jews to leave for New
York, etc.

Anyway, we had to pay for a parking permit in Palanga. Aleksandrs was trying
to find out if there was a Jewish cemetery there as well. I was getting tired
and antsy. But he kept me driving around until we stopped at the local
Christian cemetery and got some kind of directions. He then moved us about
three blocks into an area that looked like access land to the beach. It was
now dusk.

Where is it? Where are we going? We walked and walked towards the beach, then
inwards towards a wood. 'It's in there,' he said. I was dubious. Soon we
reached a pristine 2nd World War bunker of concrete. "Keep going" he said". I
was worrying about bugs and heat again, carrying my traveling things and
cameras because I worried about leaving things in the car.

Finally, a clearing in the woods, the remains of a fence, and voila! about 30
tombstones of the Palanga Jewish cemetery. As it was getting dark, we did not
attempt to read them there. Aleks dusted them with chalk (all) and took
pictures. He tells me he is translating them now. So I cannot give you any
info on them as yet. Only, that it was a truly lonely and forgotten outpost of
Judiasm. If there were members of my family there, I do not know yet.

Did my grandmother live in Palanga as a girl? I know that BERNARD BERNHARDT
was married to his first wife in Gargzai. Perhaps that is the only certain
thing that I know. Was the Courland island she spoke of the spit opposite
Palanga. Will I ever know??? Who knows.

Finally, tired and dragging, we drove the 20 kilometers to Klaipeda and to our
hotel. As it was dusk, it was hard to differentiate the city >from others that
I had gone to. The buildings looked like lumps of stone in the dusk. I would
change my mind upon seeing them in the daylight. Actually, the buildings were
beautiful. I couldn't say that however, about the hotel. It was called
Vieskius Klaipeda, a large Russian style hotel, many many tourists and
extremely efficient. I thought I had one price room, but it seemed we had
another. I found this out at the end of our two night stay. I paid $108 per
room when I thought it had been for two rooms. The place had a very adequate
bedroom and it had some cool air in the room. I had a sitting room. Had to laugh!

Remember the carpeting of 20 or more years ago where the pile was high and low
and there were swirls in the pattern. Almost like shag. Well that was the new
carpeting in the hotel, and in the little sitting room were a large couch and
two overstuffed chairs and a TV that took up the entire room. The bathroom
was adequate, however, There was a floor attendant on my floor, so I felt
particularly safe.

We decided to eat in the hotel as the guide book gave it a good
recommendation. It was certainly crowded, but the food was so-so. Afterwards,
we decided to call it a day because the next one would be full of activity.

Tomorrow -- preview of the tour of Gargzai, trying to do research there, and
then returning at mid-day to Klaipeda to visit the Jewish center, memorial to
the cemetery, and eat a good meal in a restaurant that served American food
and they spoke English.d

More tomorrow!


Searching: ZOLMAN #general

jngaz <jngaz@...>
 

any information will be appreciated.
jngas@...
George A. Zolman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ZOLMAN #general

jngaz <jngaz@...>
 

any information will be appreciated.
jngas@...
George A. Zolman


Re: request of a favor from a New Yorker #general

Stefan Pinkus <D.J.G.H@...>
 

There are several people listed at the Dutch Jewish Genealogy
Homepage, http://www.inter.nl.net/users/DJGH, who are willing to do
research for others, also in and near New York.

On 19 Aug 1998 08:27:12 -0700, CormanL@... (Louise
Corman) wrote:

I would be very grateful if one of you who lives near Queens, New York, could visit a
cemetary there and ...


Records of New Orleans Jews #general

Steven N. Lewis <lewissn@...>
 

After 15 years of looking I'm still stymied in my search for info on my
gggrandfather's early years as an immigrant in New Orleans, LA. From
ships records, I have learned that BENJAMIN GROSS (b. 1815) emigrated
from Bavaria on the ship Viola >from the port of Le Havre, arrived in
Oct. of 1845 in New Orleans. Ships records list him as a "farmer"
although later he was employed as a dry goods or produce merchant. He
either was married in Germany or in New Orleans to CAROLINA GROSS, and
his eldest child THEODORE GROSS was born in New Orleans in 1845 acc'ding
to census records. Louisiana State Archives has no record of Theodore's
birth, no Benjamin Grosses are listed in the city directory from
1846-1858, and queries to Gate of Heaven (Jewish) cemetary in New
Orleans yielded no family members. The family moved to New York by 1860
and to Washington, DC a few years later. Death certificates have yielded
no further clues; in fact, Benjamin isn't buried next to his wife and
there is no record of his death in DC. Information on the Gross family's
first 15 years in the USA is critical because I'm looking for clues to
my gggrandmother's maiden name, since GROSS is so common a name that
it's tantamount to looking for John or Jane Doe. Do any fellow
Jewishgenners have leads regarding Bavarian Jews in New Orleans in the
years before the Civil War? Since civil records haven't been useful, I'm
praying that perhaps synagogue registers or mohel books may exist.
Thanks for any help you can send my way! Nancy Breslau Lewis
<lewissn@...>


Crimean Jewish genealogy #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but outside of Poland it appears that the
Crimea has the most Jewish records available on LDS microfilm. There
appears to be a discrepancy between what is available for the Jewish
genealogist interested in the Crimea (Simferopol, Kerch), and the lack
of information (books, SIG) for this area.

I have looked at the films for Simferopol for 1890-1900 (1854-1917 are
available). For anyone that can read Hebrew and/or Russian, these
records offer more information than what I have seen recorded for
Poland.

Please respond directly to me if there is a group devoted to studying
the very rich and old history of Crimea with a specific interested in
genealogy.

Steven Weiss
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: request of a favor from a New Yorker #general

Stefan Pinkus <D.J.G.H@...>
 

There are several people listed at the Dutch Jewish Genealogy
Homepage, http://www.inter.nl.net/users/DJGH, who are willing to do
research for others, also in and near New York.

On 19 Aug 1998 08:27:12 -0700, CormanL@... (Louise
Corman) wrote:

I would be very grateful if one of you who lives near Queens, New York, could visit a
cemetary there and ...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records of New Orleans Jews #general

Steven N. Lewis <lewissn@...>
 

After 15 years of looking I'm still stymied in my search for info on my
gggrandfather's early years as an immigrant in New Orleans, LA. From
ships records, I have learned that BENJAMIN GROSS (b. 1815) emigrated
from Bavaria on the ship Viola >from the port of Le Havre, arrived in
Oct. of 1845 in New Orleans. Ships records list him as a "farmer"
although later he was employed as a dry goods or produce merchant. He
either was married in Germany or in New Orleans to CAROLINA GROSS, and
his eldest child THEODORE GROSS was born in New Orleans in 1845 acc'ding
to census records. Louisiana State Archives has no record of Theodore's
birth, no Benjamin Grosses are listed in the city directory from
1846-1858, and queries to Gate of Heaven (Jewish) cemetary in New
Orleans yielded no family members. The family moved to New York by 1860
and to Washington, DC a few years later. Death certificates have yielded
no further clues; in fact, Benjamin isn't buried next to his wife and
there is no record of his death in DC. Information on the Gross family's
first 15 years in the USA is critical because I'm looking for clues to
my gggrandmother's maiden name, since GROSS is so common a name that
it's tantamount to looking for John or Jane Doe. Do any fellow
Jewishgenners have leads regarding Bavarian Jews in New Orleans in the
years before the Civil War? Since civil records haven't been useful, I'm
praying that perhaps synagogue registers or mohel books may exist.
Thanks for any help you can send my way! Nancy Breslau Lewis
<lewissn@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Crimean Jewish genealogy #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but outside of Poland it appears that the
Crimea has the most Jewish records available on LDS microfilm. There
appears to be a discrepancy between what is available for the Jewish
genealogist interested in the Crimea (Simferopol, Kerch), and the lack
of information (books, SIG) for this area.

I have looked at the films for Simferopol for 1890-1900 (1854-1917 are
available). For anyone that can read Hebrew and/or Russian, these
records offer more information than what I have seen recorded for
Poland.

Please respond directly to me if there is a group devoted to studying
the very rich and old history of Crimea with a specific interested in
genealogy.

Steven Weiss
Chicago


ED districts. #general

luftman1@...
 

Yes. Enumeration Districts change >from Census to Census. They were simply a
block of addresses, usually within walking distance, that were assigned to a
specific Census Taker.

Al Luftman luftman1@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ED districts. #general

luftman1@...
 

Yes. Enumeration Districts change >from Census to Census. They were simply a
block of addresses, usually within walking distance, that were assigned to a
specific Census Taker.

Al Luftman luftman1@...


Searching: RING family #general

Pennyu@...
 

I'm searchiing for children, grandchildren, great grandchildren or other
relatives of the RING family >from Washington, DC. My grandrather's siblings
were LouisRING, Nathan RING and Celia Ring LACHMAN. Louis ' children were
GretchenRING, Frieda Ring LYMAN AND Gustave RING.Gustave was married to Marion
and had a daughter Carlyn. Celia Ring LACHMAN had a daughter Gertrude and a
son Emil. Nathan's children were Gustave RING, Markus RING, Frieda Ring
YOKALMAN,and Gladys whose married name (I think) was Sirkus (not sure of the
spelling). I think that Gladys had a daughter Sandra and a son Marvin who is
a dentist.

Pennyu@...
Selma Ring Prager
Springfield, NJ.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: RING family #general

Pennyu@...
 

I'm searchiing for children, grandchildren, great grandchildren or other
relatives of the RING family >from Washington, DC. My grandrather's siblings
were LouisRING, Nathan RING and Celia Ring LACHMAN. Louis ' children were
GretchenRING, Frieda Ring LYMAN AND Gustave RING.Gustave was married to Marion
and had a daughter Carlyn. Celia Ring LACHMAN had a daughter Gertrude and a
son Emil. Nathan's children were Gustave RING, Markus RING, Frieda Ring
YOKALMAN,and Gladys whose married name (I think) was Sirkus (not sure of the
spelling). I think that Gladys had a daughter Sandra and a son Marvin who is
a dentist.

Pennyu@...
Selma Ring Prager
Springfield, NJ.


Re: Cape Town, South Africa #general

Saul Goldstone <sgoldsto@...>
 

JewishGeners,

Will someone in Cape Town South Africa look in the telephone directory and
let me know if there is a listing for Ray Fox. She was at 2 Paradise
Mansions, Bowwood Road, Claremont, but that was more than 30 years ago.

Please respond to me privately.

Thanks,
Saul Goldstone
sgoldsto@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cape Town, South Africa #general

Saul Goldstone <sgoldsto@...>
 

JewishGeners,

Will someone in Cape Town South Africa look in the telephone directory and
let me know if there is a listing for Ray Fox. She was at 2 Paradise
Mansions, Bowwood Road, Claremont, but that was more than 30 years ago.

Please respond to me privately.

Thanks,
Saul Goldstone
sgoldsto@...