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Re: Jewish cemeteries in Woburn,Ma. #general

Susan&David
 

Winnie71@aol.com wrote:

Could anyone tell me how many Jewish cemeteries there are in Woburn,Ma.?
I am going to Ma. this summer and will be wanting to visit my
g.grandparents graves. I do not remember which cemetery they are buried
in.Is there anything on line? Thanks
Lynne Foster
Royal Oak,Mi.
winnie71@aol.com
There are 23 Jewish Cemeteries in Woburn, MA. They are all co-located on
Washington Street/Central Street.
For on-line information try the Jewish Cemetery Association of Mass. (JCAM)
at <http://www.jacm.org>

David Rosen
Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish cemeteries in Woburn,Ma. #general

Susan&David
 

Winnie71@aol.com wrote:

Could anyone tell me how many Jewish cemeteries there are in Woburn,Ma.?
I am going to Ma. this summer and will be wanting to visit my
g.grandparents graves. I do not remember which cemetery they are buried
in.Is there anything on line? Thanks
Lynne Foster
Royal Oak,Mi.
winnie71@aol.com
There are 23 Jewish Cemeteries in Woburn, MA. They are all co-located on
Washington Street/Central Street.
For on-line information try the Jewish Cemetery Association of Mass. (JCAM)
at <http://www.jacm.org>

David Rosen
Boston, MA


SHEER/SHER/Pandelys #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

My grandmother was born in Ponedel now Pandelys in Lithuania. Her father
was Savel Scheer ?Sher son of Michel Sher.
Her mother was Elka Blum son of Meyer Blum .
There were 5 children Abel, Rifke, Sarah, Bluma and Rachel.
The family went to live in Riga Latvia in about 1888.

I am particularly interested in which one of these daughters went to live
in Denver Colorado. Unfortunately I do not have her married name but she
was either Sarah or
Bluma Scheer/Sher. My grandmother was Rifke (Rebecca) and I know that
Rachel remained in Riga so it ws one of the other sisters.

One sister either Bluma or Sarah went to Manchester and I think she may
have been married to a J.Brandt. but I am really not sure of this surname.
If anyone with connections in Denver or Manchester recognise these name I
would love to hear >from them.

Arlene Beare
UK


Arlene Beare


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SHEER/SHER/Pandelys #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

My grandmother was born in Ponedel now Pandelys in Lithuania. Her father
was Savel Scheer ?Sher son of Michel Sher.
Her mother was Elka Blum son of Meyer Blum .
There were 5 children Abel, Rifke, Sarah, Bluma and Rachel.
The family went to live in Riga Latvia in about 1888.

I am particularly interested in which one of these daughters went to live
in Denver Colorado. Unfortunately I do not have her married name but she
was either Sarah or
Bluma Scheer/Sher. My grandmother was Rifke (Rebecca) and I know that
Rachel remained in Riga so it ws one of the other sisters.

One sister either Bluma or Sarah went to Manchester and I think she may
have been married to a J.Brandt. but I am really not sure of this surname.
If anyone with connections in Denver or Manchester recognise these name I
would love to hear >from them.

Arlene Beare
UK


Arlene Beare


GORZALCZANY- New Search tool brings success #general

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

For some years now, I have been wondering about my great great
grandmother's maiden name. Most of my family comes >from Lomza and
thanks to Michael Tobias and Jewish Records Indexing - Poland I found
many of them in the indexes >from Lomza and nearby towns.

Using the new search tool and the suggested 50 mile radius >from the
coordinates for Lomza, this time my search included several gubernias
and additional towns. There in the shtetl of Czyzewo 28.2 miles
SSE of Lomza was a recently added record of the marriage of Szmul
Majer LAWSKI and Chinda GORZALCZANY in 1833. So gg grandma Hinda had
a last name after all, even if I could not pronounce it without help
from a Polish friend.
I used the 50 mile radius again and found the name GORZALCZANY and
its variations in 185 records. Some of those people are bound to be
in the same family.

My thanks to Michael, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Stanley
Diamond and all the volunteers indexing records of our families.

Reeva
Reeva Jacobson Kimble

web site and family trees: <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>
Searching:LAVSKI, LAWSKI/Lomza,Poland/Israel,US
GORZALCZANY/ Poland
NAIMAN, NAJMAN,/Wasosz & Lomza, Poland/Israel,US
CIECHANOWICZ, TZECHANOVITZ, ROZENBERG/Goworowo, Sniadowo & Lomza,
PIATNICKI, SURALSKI, GRUDZIEN,GRUDZIENSKI/Lomza


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GORZALCZANY- New Search tool brings success #general

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

For some years now, I have been wondering about my great great
grandmother's maiden name. Most of my family comes >from Lomza and
thanks to Michael Tobias and Jewish Records Indexing - Poland I found
many of them in the indexes >from Lomza and nearby towns.

Using the new search tool and the suggested 50 mile radius >from the
coordinates for Lomza, this time my search included several gubernias
and additional towns. There in the shtetl of Czyzewo 28.2 miles
SSE of Lomza was a recently added record of the marriage of Szmul
Majer LAWSKI and Chinda GORZALCZANY in 1833. So gg grandma Hinda had
a last name after all, even if I could not pronounce it without help
from a Polish friend.
I used the 50 mile radius again and found the name GORZALCZANY and
its variations in 185 records. Some of those people are bound to be
in the same family.

My thanks to Michael, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Stanley
Diamond and all the volunteers indexing records of our families.

Reeva
Reeva Jacobson Kimble

web site and family trees: <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rkimble/>
Searching:LAVSKI, LAWSKI/Lomza,Poland/Israel,US
GORZALCZANY/ Poland
NAIMAN, NAJMAN,/Wasosz & Lomza, Poland/Israel,US
CIECHANOWICZ, TZECHANOVITZ, ROZENBERG/Goworowo, Sniadowo & Lomza,
PIATNICKI, SURALSKI, GRUDZIEN,GRUDZIENSKI/Lomza


e-mail address needed #general

Gary Bloom new <bloom1@...>
 

Dear Jewishgen Group:

While researching the name Rose NIERENBERG I came across my aunt's
sister name of GUZOFSKY. I emailed a Andrea WEINBERG >from the family
finder but her e-mail address must be outdated. She is also researching
GUZOFSKY >from Bialystok, Poland.

So Andrea if you're out there, or if anyone has her address, please let
me know. Thank you.

Sue Bloom
Olney, MD
bloom1@tidalwave.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen e-mail address needed #general

Gary Bloom new <bloom1@...>
 

Dear Jewishgen Group:

While researching the name Rose NIERENBERG I came across my aunt's
sister name of GUZOFSKY. I emailed a Andrea WEINBERG >from the family
finder but her e-mail address must be outdated. She is also researching
GUZOFSKY >from Bialystok, Poland.

So Andrea if you're out there, or if anyone has her address, please let
me know. Thank you.

Sue Bloom
Olney, MD
bloom1@tidalwave.net


Re: Towns in Galicia #general

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Alexander Sharon said: "I belive that the correct question should
be:
Is there any town in Galicia where Jews were not living at all?"
I hate to disagree with Alexander Sharon, as most of the time he
is absolutely right <grin> but...there certainly were Galician
towns which had no Jewish population!

My source is a 1900 galician gazeteer...(at the Mormons on
microfilm#1187928) entitled Galicien Herausgegeben Von Der KK
Statistischen Zentralkommission, published in Vienna in 1907.

This fascinating gazetteer lists thousands of small towns, and
for each it presents the area in hektars, population of
men/women/children broken down into Germans, Polish and other,
and also broken down into Roman-Catholics, Grieschkatholsch and
Israelitsch...i.e.: how many Jews were in the individual towns in
1900.

Since it's grouped by province, I used it to easily figure out
the names of towns near my shtetls with Jewish populations. This
was very helpful when tracing families, because when Jews
married, often to someone >from a nearby shtetl...someone had to
move!!

happy hunting!
PhyllisKramer1@att.net searching:
STECHER/STECKLER, TRACHMAN, KORNREICH >from ZMIGROD, Pol (Galicia)
LINDNER, EICHEL, BERLIN >from Rogatin/Rohatyn, Ukraine (Galicia)
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from STRZYZOW & DUBIECKO, Pol
(Galicia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Towns in Galicia #general

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Alexander Sharon said: "I belive that the correct question should
be:
Is there any town in Galicia where Jews were not living at all?"
I hate to disagree with Alexander Sharon, as most of the time he
is absolutely right <grin> but...there certainly were Galician
towns which had no Jewish population!

My source is a 1900 galician gazeteer...(at the Mormons on
microfilm#1187928) entitled Galicien Herausgegeben Von Der KK
Statistischen Zentralkommission, published in Vienna in 1907.

This fascinating gazetteer lists thousands of small towns, and
for each it presents the area in hektars, population of
men/women/children broken down into Germans, Polish and other,
and also broken down into Roman-Catholics, Grieschkatholsch and
Israelitsch...i.e.: how many Jews were in the individual towns in
1900.

Since it's grouped by province, I used it to easily figure out
the names of towns near my shtetls with Jewish populations. This
was very helpful when tracing families, because when Jews
married, often to someone >from a nearby shtetl...someone had to
move!!

happy hunting!
PhyllisKramer1@att.net searching:
STECHER/STECKLER, TRACHMAN, KORNREICH >from ZMIGROD, Pol (Galicia)
LINDNER, EICHEL, BERLIN >from Rogatin/Rohatyn, Ukraine (Galicia)
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from STRZYZOW & DUBIECKO, Pol
(Galicia)


Lost Mohel Book of Isaac KAUFMANN #general

Gunther Steinberg <Gunther-Steinberg-PV@...>
 

The "Mohel Book" of a reportedly famous Mohel, my g-grandfather Isaac
KAUFMAN, seems to have been disposed of after the death of its owner in 1975.

The question is: where is it? Was it donated to some library, synagogue or
thrown out ?
Such an item is of obvious historical and genealogical value, and should
have been / may have been preserved.

I had been informed that my great grandfather, Isaac KAUFMANN was a famous
"MOHEL" in the Rheinland in the Koln area. Mr. Klaus H.S. Schulte, who has
written a number of books on the subject of Jews of the Lower Rein, told me
that Isaac Kaufmann's "Mohel Book" had come into the possession of Dr. med.
Arthur SAMUEL, who lived in Seattle until his death in 1975.
Dr. Samuel's son (a well known conductor) and daughter had never heard of
this book.
Apparently, a copy exists in Germany, since Mr. Schulte was trying to
acquire a few pages to assist in a genealogy search.

Dr. Samuel's widow (deceased) may have disposed of the "Mohel Book" to an
unknown destination.
If anyone knows of its whereabouts,I would like to pass on the information.
Please contact me privately. Thank you.

Gunther Steinberg
Portola Valley CA
mail to: Gunther-Steinberg-PV@worldnet.att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lost Mohel Book of Isaac KAUFMANN #general

Gunther Steinberg <Gunther-Steinberg-PV@...>
 

The "Mohel Book" of a reportedly famous Mohel, my g-grandfather Isaac
KAUFMAN, seems to have been disposed of after the death of its owner in 1975.

The question is: where is it? Was it donated to some library, synagogue or
thrown out ?
Such an item is of obvious historical and genealogical value, and should
have been / may have been preserved.

I had been informed that my great grandfather, Isaac KAUFMANN was a famous
"MOHEL" in the Rheinland in the Koln area. Mr. Klaus H.S. Schulte, who has
written a number of books on the subject of Jews of the Lower Rein, told me
that Isaac Kaufmann's "Mohel Book" had come into the possession of Dr. med.
Arthur SAMUEL, who lived in Seattle until his death in 1975.
Dr. Samuel's son (a well known conductor) and daughter had never heard of
this book.
Apparently, a copy exists in Germany, since Mr. Schulte was trying to
acquire a few pages to assist in a genealogy search.

Dr. Samuel's widow (deceased) may have disposed of the "Mohel Book" to an
unknown destination.
If anyone knows of its whereabouts,I would like to pass on the information.
Please contact me privately. Thank you.

Gunther Steinberg
Portola Valley CA
mail to: Gunther-Steinberg-PV@worldnet.att.net


Surname: DURLA? #general

jeffman20@...
 

I'm looking for people with the surname DURLA, coming >from Poland. I
haven't had any luck with that spelling, although my grandmother insists
that her family spelled it that way.

Any tips >from anyone, or has anyone run across Durla in the past? I've
seen Durlach, >from surnames and a location in Germany, and a few
Durlaugh's.

Thanks for any assistance.

NJefferson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surname: DURLA? #general

jeffman20@...
 

I'm looking for people with the surname DURLA, coming >from Poland. I
haven't had any luck with that spelling, although my grandmother insists
that her family spelled it that way.

Any tips >from anyone, or has anyone run across Durla in the past? I've
seen Durlach, >from surnames and a location in Germany, and a few
Durlaugh's.

Thanks for any assistance.

NJefferson


Max WEINTRAUB #general

Rose Hoffman <ARose10@...>
 

Max and Rosa were suppose to have gotten married in 1890 and came to NY
in 1891 but cannot find them-looked in the 1891 passenger rexord both at
LDS and on internet and cannot find them. Begai looking in
1890-conclusion is that max is a Americanize version ofMoshe or Mandle
etc... that Weintraub is also spelled different-Need help in finding
them. I'm to the point of no return.

WEINTRAUB/WEINTRAUB/WOLF--POLAND/UKRAINE
STERN/FRANK/WOLF--GERMANY
HOFFMAN/TERRY--BELARUS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Max WEINTRAUB #general

Rose Hoffman <ARose10@...>
 

Max and Rosa were suppose to have gotten married in 1890 and came to NY
in 1891 but cannot find them-looked in the 1891 passenger rexord both at
LDS and on internet and cannot find them. Begai looking in
1890-conclusion is that max is a Americanize version ofMoshe or Mandle
etc... that Weintraub is also spelled different-Need help in finding
them. I'm to the point of no return.

WEINTRAUB/WEINTRAUB/WOLF--POLAND/UKRAINE
STERN/FRANK/WOLF--GERMANY
HOFFMAN/TERRY--BELARUS


Re: Not a stupid question #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
 

I hope the moderators will permit a contribution on a slightly lighter
note than the rest in this thread. I have an anecdote which I hope
simply shows that there's a lighter side to everything.

First, please let me make it clear that it is not my intention to
belittle the problems that face the surprisingly large number of people
who discover their Jewish origins and want to do something to explore
and affirm their Jewishness. I (brought up conventionally Jewish, but
not Yiddish speaking), was frequently admonished by older relatives who
seemed to think it was my fault that my parents didn't teach me Yiddish.
It was embarrassing and infuriating- after all, how can you tell an
elderly uncle that his attitude is intolerant and unintelligent?

The following happened a few years ago:

I was in a small jewellery store that specialized in handmade jewellery.
A woman came dashing in, quite out of breath. She ran up to the counter
and, with considerable urgency, asked the owner "Do you have a Star of
David? I've just found out that I'm Jewish and I've GOT to have a Star
of David. I always felt I was Jewish and I've just found out that my
mother's mother was Jewish, so that means I'm Jewish and I've GOT to
have a Star of David!"

The owner didn't have any, but suggested a store in town that might, and
the woman left.

As she left, still breathless, still dashing, I reflected that it was
probably a good thing that she wasn't a man. Because if she were, her
question (although probably not in a jewellery store) might have been
"Have you got a mohel? I've just found out I'm Jewish and I've _got_ to
get circumcised!"

Roberta

Jonina Duker wrote:


There are many books about people discovering Jewish ancestry and
dealing with how that reshapes their own sene of identity. The single
best memoir I have read so far is Helen Fremont's After Long Silence.
Barbara Kessel just published a book of interviews of 25 people in that
situation; I haven't found it yet but sounds worthwhile, the title is
Suddenly Jewish: Jews Raised as Gentiles Discover their Jewish Roots.
And of course, the introductory material in Trudi Alexy's The Mezuzah in
the Madonna's Foot is great. (Her parents converted twice in their
escape >from the Shoah / Holocaust, so that they could say they were
something else "before" and explain their unfamiliarity with their latest
religious affiliation that way.) Given the events of the past century,
please remember that you are not alone in your experience. (And for the
rest of us, there but for the grace of G-d ...) L'Shalom.
Jonina Duker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Not a stupid question #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
 

I hope the moderators will permit a contribution on a slightly lighter
note than the rest in this thread. I have an anecdote which I hope
simply shows that there's a lighter side to everything.

First, please let me make it clear that it is not my intention to
belittle the problems that face the surprisingly large number of people
who discover their Jewish origins and want to do something to explore
and affirm their Jewishness. I (brought up conventionally Jewish, but
not Yiddish speaking), was frequently admonished by older relatives who
seemed to think it was my fault that my parents didn't teach me Yiddish.
It was embarrassing and infuriating- after all, how can you tell an
elderly uncle that his attitude is intolerant and unintelligent?

The following happened a few years ago:

I was in a small jewellery store that specialized in handmade jewellery.
A woman came dashing in, quite out of breath. She ran up to the counter
and, with considerable urgency, asked the owner "Do you have a Star of
David? I've just found out that I'm Jewish and I've GOT to have a Star
of David. I always felt I was Jewish and I've just found out that my
mother's mother was Jewish, so that means I'm Jewish and I've GOT to
have a Star of David!"

The owner didn't have any, but suggested a store in town that might, and
the woman left.

As she left, still breathless, still dashing, I reflected that it was
probably a good thing that she wasn't a man. Because if she were, her
question (although probably not in a jewellery store) might have been
"Have you got a mohel? I've just found out I'm Jewish and I've _got_ to
get circumcised!"

Roberta

Jonina Duker wrote:


There are many books about people discovering Jewish ancestry and
dealing with how that reshapes their own sene of identity. The single
best memoir I have read so far is Helen Fremont's After Long Silence.
Barbara Kessel just published a book of interviews of 25 people in that
situation; I haven't found it yet but sounds worthwhile, the title is
Suddenly Jewish: Jews Raised as Gentiles Discover their Jewish Roots.
And of course, the introductory material in Trudi Alexy's The Mezuzah in
the Madonna's Foot is great. (Her parents converted twice in their
escape >from the Shoah / Holocaust, so that they could say they were
something else "before" and explain their unfamiliarity with their latest
religious affiliation that way.) Given the events of the past century,
please remember that you are not alone in your experience. (And for the
rest of us, there but for the grace of G-d ...) L'Shalom.
Jonina Duker


Re: Re 1920 Brooklyn city directory #general

arlene <aparnes@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <Famaz@aol.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:47 AM
Subject: Re 1920 Brooklyn city directory


Dear Genners,

Several people wrote to me asking to post any responses I got regarding
the existence of a 1920 Brooklyn city directory. Here goes:

There is no 1920 Brooklyn directory. They run till 1913
and then resume with one in 1933. Phone books are
available beginning in the 1920's but most people didn't
have phones until after WWII.
Suggest you aim for phone books...*Everyone* we knew had a phone long
before WWII!
Arlene Parnes
Orlando, FL
aparnes@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Re 1920 Brooklyn city directory #general

arlene <aparnes@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <Famaz@aol.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:47 AM
Subject: Re 1920 Brooklyn city directory


Dear Genners,

Several people wrote to me asking to post any responses I got regarding
the existence of a 1920 Brooklyn city directory. Here goes:

There is no 1920 Brooklyn directory. They run till 1913
and then resume with one in 1933. Phone books are
available beginning in the 1920's but most people didn't
have phones until after WWII.
Suggest you aim for phone books...*Everyone* we knew had a phone long
before WWII!
Arlene Parnes
Orlando, FL
aparnes@earthlink.net