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back up important data. #general

BREST FAMILY <angi@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I have read many times that some of you have lost your addresses. How
awful. I have 300 people on my mailing list and I copied the whole lot and
put them into WORD. I saved them and printed them out.

For those who don't know how it works please follow these easy steps.

1. Highlight the whole address book
2 SELECT ALL
3. Press COPY
4. Exit the programme.
5. Go into WORD (or whatever programme you use)
6. click on Edit and choose PASTE.

VOILA. Your whole add. book appears.

7. SAVE IT
8. PRINT IT (OPTIONAL)

Those of you with Databases and family Tree Maker, Save everything onto
disc. I save my database twice a week and it is on two different discs.
Rather spend a few minutes saving the info, than a heartbreak later on.

I hope the moderator regards this as Genealogy! It isn't really, but it is
meant to assist all Genealogists .

To end off this letter, I would like to wish you all a Wonderful Year,
filled with Health, Happiness, Joy and Peace - and only good things for you
all in the years to come. A Good Fast.

Anne LAPEDUS BREST, Sandton (South Africa)
Researching:
LAPEDUS/LAPIDUS (all spellings) Lithuania, Latvia, Poland.
BREST - Bauska, Latvia.
HODES AND LEIBOWITZ - Pikeleh (Pikeln)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen back up important data. #general

BREST FAMILY <angi@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I have read many times that some of you have lost your addresses. How
awful. I have 300 people on my mailing list and I copied the whole lot and
put them into WORD. I saved them and printed them out.

For those who don't know how it works please follow these easy steps.

1. Highlight the whole address book
2 SELECT ALL
3. Press COPY
4. Exit the programme.
5. Go into WORD (or whatever programme you use)
6. click on Edit and choose PASTE.

VOILA. Your whole add. book appears.

7. SAVE IT
8. PRINT IT (OPTIONAL)

Those of you with Databases and family Tree Maker, Save everything onto
disc. I save my database twice a week and it is on two different discs.
Rather spend a few minutes saving the info, than a heartbreak later on.

I hope the moderator regards this as Genealogy! It isn't really, but it is
meant to assist all Genealogists .

To end off this letter, I would like to wish you all a Wonderful Year,
filled with Health, Happiness, Joy and Peace - and only good things for you
all in the years to come. A Good Fast.

Anne LAPEDUS BREST, Sandton (South Africa)
Researching:
LAPEDUS/LAPIDUS (all spellings) Lithuania, Latvia, Poland.
BREST - Bauska, Latvia.
HODES AND LEIBOWITZ - Pikeleh (Pikeln)


Yekaterinoslav #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

In reply to several messages about Yekaterinoslav, I will briefly outline
some of my research of the Jewish communities in the Guberniya (government)
that was once called Yekaterinoslav and is now called Dyepropetrovsk.

In the late 18th century large areas of territories in south-east Ukraine
came under the control of the Russian Tsarist regime. This area was then
known a Novorussia (New Russia) and was divided roughly into three
Guberniyas: Kherson, Yekaterinoslav and Tavritch (the latter included the
Crimean peninsular and part of the adjacent mainland).

The Russian government was anxious to develop this region by settlement
from the rest of the Russian Empire. At the same time the government sought
a way to relieve itself of the so-called "Jewish Question", particularly in
what is now Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus. With the ascent of Tsar
Alexander 1st legislation was passed to define and relieve in some part the
situation of the Jews. One aspect of this legislation was to encourage Jews
to leave the crowded and economically poor centres in the north and
establish new settlements in Novorussia. Those Jews who qualified to be
included in this enterprise were promised financial support to set up
agricultural colonies, with the added incentive of exemption >from military
service (the period varied at various times throughout the 19th century).

A number of agricultural colonies were established initially in Kherson
Guberniya >from the first decade of the 19th century. The Yekaterinoslav
colonies were established later. In 1846 the first
group of Jewish colonists set off >from the rallying point in Mogilev and
headed for a region in Yekaterinoslav Guberniya. This group was subdivided
according to town of origin. So several convoys underwent the arduous
journey by river and by wagon. The 285 families were divided into six
colonies. Subsequently other colonies were established bringing the total
to seventeen by the late 1860's. At the peak in the 1880's the
Yekaterinoslav colonies housed about 20,000 Jews.

The colony region was roughly north of the Sea of Azov, and the colonies
were situated in two uyezds, Alexandrovsk and Mariupol.

Much can be written about life in the colonies during the period of the
second half of the 19th century until their tragic destruction during the
civil war of 1917-1921. Thereafter most of the colonies were revamped by
the
Soviet regime and functioned as collectives incorporated as the
Nei-Zlatopol Jewish Autonomous Region. The Nazi invasion brought the end to
this unique episode in Jewish history.

The Jewish urban communities in Yekaterinoslav Guberniya were established
on a very small scale alongside the colonies. As time passed and many
families found themselves unsuited to rural life, the urban communities
were boosted by many who dropped out of the colonies. The major
communities, aside >from Yekaterinoslav the capital, included Alexandrovsk
(Zaparozhe), Pavlograd, Orekhov, Tokmak, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Mariupol and
others.

In effect the original colonists drew in their wake significant numbers of
their hometown relatives or neighbours >from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus
who constituted the majority in the developing urban communities in
Yekaterinoslav.

I would point out that there are very few sources about this region's
Jewish population. English books refer briefly to the region. Most of the
other sources are in Russian, particularly a very detailed history of the
region which includes many statistical analyses. There is one book in
Hebrew devoted to the subject.

If further information is of interest I will be happy to expand.

For the record, my late mother's great-great-grandparents on all sides were
amongst the first colonists in the region, hence my involvement in
research over more than three decades.

Shanah Tovah
Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
web page: http://www.avotaynu.com/gaonbook.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yekaterinoslav #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

In reply to several messages about Yekaterinoslav, I will briefly outline
some of my research of the Jewish communities in the Guberniya (government)
that was once called Yekaterinoslav and is now called Dyepropetrovsk.

In the late 18th century large areas of territories in south-east Ukraine
came under the control of the Russian Tsarist regime. This area was then
known a Novorussia (New Russia) and was divided roughly into three
Guberniyas: Kherson, Yekaterinoslav and Tavritch (the latter included the
Crimean peninsular and part of the adjacent mainland).

The Russian government was anxious to develop this region by settlement
from the rest of the Russian Empire. At the same time the government sought
a way to relieve itself of the so-called "Jewish Question", particularly in
what is now Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus. With the ascent of Tsar
Alexander 1st legislation was passed to define and relieve in some part the
situation of the Jews. One aspect of this legislation was to encourage Jews
to leave the crowded and economically poor centres in the north and
establish new settlements in Novorussia. Those Jews who qualified to be
included in this enterprise were promised financial support to set up
agricultural colonies, with the added incentive of exemption >from military
service (the period varied at various times throughout the 19th century).

A number of agricultural colonies were established initially in Kherson
Guberniya >from the first decade of the 19th century. The Yekaterinoslav
colonies were established later. In 1846 the first
group of Jewish colonists set off >from the rallying point in Mogilev and
headed for a region in Yekaterinoslav Guberniya. This group was subdivided
according to town of origin. So several convoys underwent the arduous
journey by river and by wagon. The 285 families were divided into six
colonies. Subsequently other colonies were established bringing the total
to seventeen by the late 1860's. At the peak in the 1880's the
Yekaterinoslav colonies housed about 20,000 Jews.

The colony region was roughly north of the Sea of Azov, and the colonies
were situated in two uyezds, Alexandrovsk and Mariupol.

Much can be written about life in the colonies during the period of the
second half of the 19th century until their tragic destruction during the
civil war of 1917-1921. Thereafter most of the colonies were revamped by
the
Soviet regime and functioned as collectives incorporated as the
Nei-Zlatopol Jewish Autonomous Region. The Nazi invasion brought the end to
this unique episode in Jewish history.

The Jewish urban communities in Yekaterinoslav Guberniya were established
on a very small scale alongside the colonies. As time passed and many
families found themselves unsuited to rural life, the urban communities
were boosted by many who dropped out of the colonies. The major
communities, aside >from Yekaterinoslav the capital, included Alexandrovsk
(Zaparozhe), Pavlograd, Orekhov, Tokmak, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Mariupol and
others.

In effect the original colonists drew in their wake significant numbers of
their hometown relatives or neighbours >from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus
who constituted the majority in the developing urban communities in
Yekaterinoslav.

I would point out that there are very few sources about this region's
Jewish population. English books refer briefly to the region. Most of the
other sources are in Russian, particularly a very detailed history of the
region which includes many statistical analyses. There is one book in
Hebrew devoted to the subject.

If further information is of interest I will be happy to expand.

For the record, my late mother's great-great-grandparents on all sides were
amongst the first colonists in the region, hence my involvement in
research over more than three decades.

Shanah Tovah
Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
web page: http://www.avotaynu.com/gaonbook.html


Wozniczna (Tarnow)--Lost Shtetl?? #general

eric adler <ea73@...>
 

I am trying to find information on a shtetl near Tarnow called Wozniczna
(also listed in old records as Woznice). ShtetlSeeker says that
Wozniczna is located 4.7 miles south of Tarnow, but I cannot find it on
actual maps or on maps >from yizkor books. I am not talking about
Wojnicz. Anyone seen Wozniczna/Woznice it a map?

Eric Adler
Hanau, Germany

Searching (in Tarnow): ADLER, BAUM, KATZ, KREBS, MUELLER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wozniczna (Tarnow)--Lost Shtetl?? #general

eric adler <ea73@...>
 

I am trying to find information on a shtetl near Tarnow called Wozniczna
(also listed in old records as Woznice). ShtetlSeeker says that
Wozniczna is located 4.7 miles south of Tarnow, but I cannot find it on
actual maps or on maps >from yizkor books. I am not talking about
Wojnicz. Anyone seen Wozniczna/Woznice it a map?

Eric Adler
Hanau, Germany

Searching (in Tarnow): ADLER, BAUM, KATZ, KREBS, MUELLER


Re: Schirwindt (Germany) #general

MarkGrekin <markgrekin@...>
 

'A search in ShtetlSeeker (Soundex/all countries) shows that the town formerly
known as SCHIRWINDT is now KUTUZOVO, in Russia. The coordinates are 5447 2251.
It is located 582.3 miles W of Moscow. I assume this was formerly in East
Prussia and is now part of the Kalingrad enclave.'
Michael

Hello Michael,

I appreciate your helping people.
May I just make a small correction and ask you to pass it on to original
searcher?
The name of this enclave (oblast' in Russian) in the former East Prussia
is "Kaliningradskaya oblast' " (not Kalingrad).

Mark Grekin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Schirwindt (Germany) #general

MarkGrekin <markgrekin@...>
 

'A search in ShtetlSeeker (Soundex/all countries) shows that the town formerly
known as SCHIRWINDT is now KUTUZOVO, in Russia. The coordinates are 5447 2251.
It is located 582.3 miles W of Moscow. I assume this was formerly in East
Prussia and is now part of the Kalingrad enclave.'
Michael

Hello Michael,

I appreciate your helping people.
May I just make a small correction and ask you to pass it on to original
searcher?
The name of this enclave (oblast' in Russian) in the former East Prussia
is "Kaliningradskaya oblast' " (not Kalingrad).

Mark Grekin


"Ershte Brahilover" group in NY-NJ #general

MarkGrekin <markgrekin@...>
 

Does anyone knows about "Ershte Brahilover Intershitsing Verein" group that was
active in New York - New Jersey area in the first half of this century.
Please, reply privately.
Mark Grekin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Ershte Brahilover" group in NY-NJ #general

MarkGrekin <markgrekin@...>
 

Does anyone knows about "Ershte Brahilover Intershitsing Verein" group that was
active in New York - New Jersey area in the first half of this century.
Please, reply privately.
Mark Grekin


Passenger Lists & HIAS records #general

Elyse Eisenberg <eisenberg@...>
 

This may seem like a very obvious question, but since I am having some
trouble finding additional info, I thought a post might help...

Are the microfilmed passenger lists that one can photocopy at the LDS
centers identical to the ones that can be ordered >from NARA? Does NARA
have other arrival record info? This isn't clear >from the FAQ Files.

I am asking because I have passenger lists for two sets of
g-grandparents, but I have seen additional tidbits of microfilmed info
for each couple. One is an passenger arrival list into NYC in 1891, the
other is a 1903 Hamburg departure list. Only the Hamburg list says
which city in Russia they were from.

I have seen an LDS microfilm >from the HIAS which says that the first
couple (whose home city was not listed on the passenger list) were from
Pinsk and that they were met by their brother-in-law (no name mentioned)
living at a specific address. However, the LDS filmed only one side of
the index card and it appears that there is additional info on the back.

I wrote to the HIAS requesting a copy of whatever records they had,
giving them the date of the ship arrival, etc, but unfortunately they
wrote back saying they have no records or other information.

Has anyone else had better success with the HIAS? Where are the index
cards that the LDS filmed if they don't have them? They were not able
to find any info on several sets of ancestors, even though I had arrival
info, including ship and dates, on several of them. I was very
disappointed, especially since I had to pay for all the searches anyway.

On the other g-grandparent, the Philadelphia Soundex for Passenger
Arrivals microfilm mentions an occupation, that they were going to stay
with a brother (name and address listed), and that a sister met them at
the wharf. But again, only one side of the index card was copied and
some info is missing, like the sister's name which I still don't know.
Unfortunately, I have not yet located this passenger arrival list at the
LDS, even though I have the ship and date of arrival.

Would the NARA Passenger List have all this info? Any other ideas where
I could look?

Thanks for your help.

Elyse Eisenberg
eisenberg@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Passenger Lists & HIAS records #general

Elyse Eisenberg <eisenberg@...>
 

This may seem like a very obvious question, but since I am having some
trouble finding additional info, I thought a post might help...

Are the microfilmed passenger lists that one can photocopy at the LDS
centers identical to the ones that can be ordered >from NARA? Does NARA
have other arrival record info? This isn't clear >from the FAQ Files.

I am asking because I have passenger lists for two sets of
g-grandparents, but I have seen additional tidbits of microfilmed info
for each couple. One is an passenger arrival list into NYC in 1891, the
other is a 1903 Hamburg departure list. Only the Hamburg list says
which city in Russia they were from.

I have seen an LDS microfilm >from the HIAS which says that the first
couple (whose home city was not listed on the passenger list) were from
Pinsk and that they were met by their brother-in-law (no name mentioned)
living at a specific address. However, the LDS filmed only one side of
the index card and it appears that there is additional info on the back.

I wrote to the HIAS requesting a copy of whatever records they had,
giving them the date of the ship arrival, etc, but unfortunately they
wrote back saying they have no records or other information.

Has anyone else had better success with the HIAS? Where are the index
cards that the LDS filmed if they don't have them? They were not able
to find any info on several sets of ancestors, even though I had arrival
info, including ship and dates, on several of them. I was very
disappointed, especially since I had to pay for all the searches anyway.

On the other g-grandparent, the Philadelphia Soundex for Passenger
Arrivals microfilm mentions an occupation, that they were going to stay
with a brother (name and address listed), and that a sister met them at
the wharf. But again, only one side of the index card was copied and
some info is missing, like the sister's name which I still don't know.
Unfortunately, I have not yet located this passenger arrival list at the
LDS, even though I have the ship and date of arrival.

Would the NARA Passenger List have all this info? Any other ideas where
I could look?

Thanks for your help.

Elyse Eisenberg
eisenberg@earthlink.net


Re: Florence Abramowitz and Roselle High School #general

AvrmGeller <avrmgeller@...>
 

I'm not sure how answering your questions will help you find Florence
Abramowitz currently, but here are some suggestions: Roselle High School is
now called Abraham Clark High School at 122 E. 6th Ave, Roselle, NJ
908-298-2002. Perhaps you could locate the high school yearbook for 1941 etc.
at the Roselle Public Library at 104 West 4th Avenue Roselle, NJ 908-245-5809.
The Elizabeth Public Library at 11 So. Broad Street, Elizabeth NJ would
certainly have a telephone or city directory >from 1951 which lists all fur
shops in the yellow pages. The phone there is 908-354-6060. I have used this
library and it is excellent. I would suggest that you search the Elizabeth NJ
newspaper archive >from the 1940's and 1950's for a marriage announcements for
Florence Abramowitz which is probably indexed. Another excellent resource
which I have used which is indexed and is available at the Newark Public
Library, Washington St, Newark (NJ History Room) is the surname index to the
Newark Evening News (now defunct) listing every surname that appears anywhere
in the paper, sorted alphabetically by year. As the largest NJ newspaper at
the time, there may have been a marriage announcement or, who knows, some other
news article mentioning Florence Abramowitz. Finally, just because I have
insomnia and nothing to do, I did an internet telephone search for Florence
Abramowitz. I did not find any in the U.S., but when I ran F. Abramowitz for
the state of NJ, I came up with one listing, as follows:
F. Abramowitz
201 N. Bridge
Ft. Lee, NJ 07024-5906
201-461-4928
Good luck finding your aunt!
Avrum Geller
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Florence Abramowitz and Roselle High School #general

AvrmGeller <avrmgeller@...>
 

I'm not sure how answering your questions will help you find Florence
Abramowitz currently, but here are some suggestions: Roselle High School is
now called Abraham Clark High School at 122 E. 6th Ave, Roselle, NJ
908-298-2002. Perhaps you could locate the high school yearbook for 1941 etc.
at the Roselle Public Library at 104 West 4th Avenue Roselle, NJ 908-245-5809.
The Elizabeth Public Library at 11 So. Broad Street, Elizabeth NJ would
certainly have a telephone or city directory >from 1951 which lists all fur
shops in the yellow pages. The phone there is 908-354-6060. I have used this
library and it is excellent. I would suggest that you search the Elizabeth NJ
newspaper archive >from the 1940's and 1950's for a marriage announcements for
Florence Abramowitz which is probably indexed. Another excellent resource
which I have used which is indexed and is available at the Newark Public
Library, Washington St, Newark (NJ History Room) is the surname index to the
Newark Evening News (now defunct) listing every surname that appears anywhere
in the paper, sorted alphabetically by year. As the largest NJ newspaper at
the time, there may have been a marriage announcement or, who knows, some other
news article mentioning Florence Abramowitz. Finally, just because I have
insomnia and nothing to do, I did an internet telephone search for Florence
Abramowitz. I did not find any in the U.S., but when I ran F. Abramowitz for
the state of NJ, I came up with one listing, as follows:
F. Abramowitz
201 N. Bridge
Ft. Lee, NJ 07024-5906
201-461-4928
Good luck finding your aunt!
Avrum Geller
New York, NY


Burials:Temple Israel Cem. Monroe Co.PA #general

Sal and Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

I visited the Monroe Co. Historical Society in Stroudsburg,PA and found a
list of 89 interments submitted Nov 1994 by David Priever of Ozone Park,NY.
He also referenced each one with date obituary was printed if available.
This cemetery is located in Middle Smithfield Township, 5 miles north of
East Stroudsburg on Route 209. I will submit to Cemetery Project but if
anyone wants me to look-up a name , send an e-mail to elsal@cts.com
The Historical Society has mortuary and published obituaries as well as a
computer print-out of deaths registered in court house before the state
kept records and indicates if a will was filed.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego,Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burials:Temple Israel Cem. Monroe Co.PA #general

Sal and Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

I visited the Monroe Co. Historical Society in Stroudsburg,PA and found a
list of 89 interments submitted Nov 1994 by David Priever of Ozone Park,NY.
He also referenced each one with date obituary was printed if available.
This cemetery is located in Middle Smithfield Township, 5 miles north of
East Stroudsburg on Route 209. I will submit to Cemetery Project but if
anyone wants me to look-up a name , send an e-mail to elsal@cts.com
The Historical Society has mortuary and published obituaries as well as a
computer print-out of deaths registered in court house before the state
kept records and indicates if a will was filed.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego,Ca


Searching: Isaac JACOBS (Richmond, VA - 1870) #general

Sunny Solomon <memorie2@...>
 

I am attempting to locate descendants of Isaac and Mary JACOBS. Their
children, as they appeared in the 1870 U.S. Census of Jefferson Ward,
Henrico Co., Richmond, VA:
Nathan 17, born in NY; Benjamin 14, born in NY; Hester 11, born in So.
Carolina; Joseph 8, born in VA; Frank 4, born in VA; Janet 1mo., born in
VA.

Isaac JACOBS does not appear in 1880 VA Census, but an Isaac JACOBS with
a 13 yr old son named Frank does show up in the 1880 CA Census, Alameda
Count, City of Oakland. The CA Census indicates Frank was born in VA.
I am trying to determine if the Isaac JACOBS who married my ggmother,
Rosa, was the same Isaac JACOBS of the 1870 VA Census.

Both Isaacs list their birth place as Poland. The CA Isaac died in
January 1884. If any of the above sounds familiar, please respond to me
personally. Thanks for any possible help. I am trying to tie up some
loose ends and solve a family mystery in time for my Dad's 87th
birthday.

Sunny Solomon
Concord, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Isaac JACOBS (Richmond, VA - 1870) #general

Sunny Solomon <memorie2@...>
 

I am attempting to locate descendants of Isaac and Mary JACOBS. Their
children, as they appeared in the 1870 U.S. Census of Jefferson Ward,
Henrico Co., Richmond, VA:
Nathan 17, born in NY; Benjamin 14, born in NY; Hester 11, born in So.
Carolina; Joseph 8, born in VA; Frank 4, born in VA; Janet 1mo., born in
VA.

Isaac JACOBS does not appear in 1880 VA Census, but an Isaac JACOBS with
a 13 yr old son named Frank does show up in the 1880 CA Census, Alameda
Count, City of Oakland. The CA Census indicates Frank was born in VA.
I am trying to determine if the Isaac JACOBS who married my ggmother,
Rosa, was the same Isaac JACOBS of the 1870 VA Census.

Both Isaacs list their birth place as Poland. The CA Isaac died in
January 1884. If any of the above sounds familiar, please respond to me
personally. Thanks for any possible help. I am trying to tie up some
loose ends and solve a family mystery in time for my Dad's 87th
birthday.

Sunny Solomon
Concord, CA


Re: Hebrew abbreviation on Community Seal #general

MBernet@...
 

I had many responses to my query about the Hebrew acronym Yod-`ayin-aleph on
the seal of the Jewish Council of Deputies for Bamberg. Many thanks to all.
I pass on the gist of the responses because the same question may arise with
other Hebrew or Yiddish documents or artifacts.

Yod-`ayin-aleph is a customary abbreviation after the name of a locale. In
this context, it is said to represent over a dozen variant phrases, all of
which say in effect: "May God protect our city," or "God make our city
prosper." I don't know the original phrase and I would guess it's been
forgotten. The acronym is still used widely, and all but one of the phrases
given are likely just back formations >from the established abbreviation whose
precise words are now forgotten.

Michael Bernet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew abbreviation on Community Seal #general

MBernet@...
 

I had many responses to my query about the Hebrew acronym Yod-`ayin-aleph on
the seal of the Jewish Council of Deputies for Bamberg. Many thanks to all.
I pass on the gist of the responses because the same question may arise with
other Hebrew or Yiddish documents or artifacts.

Yod-`ayin-aleph is a customary abbreviation after the name of a locale. In
this context, it is said to represent over a dozen variant phrases, all of
which say in effect: "May God protect our city," or "God make our city
prosper." I don't know the original phrase and I would guess it's been
forgotten. The acronym is still used widely, and all but one of the phrases
given are likely just back formations >from the established abbreviation whose
precise words are now forgotten.

Michael Bernet