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Location of shtetl #ukraine

Miccind@...
 

Hi listers-
I have just acquired copies of my maternal grandfather, Morris HALPERIN's,
naturalization papers.
Both the Declaration of Intention, dated 1918, and the Petition for
Naturalization, dated 1920, state that he was born in Getomer, Russia.
In addition the 1910 and 1920 Census records say he was born in Kiev, Russia.
Therefore I assume Getomer was in the Kiev-Gubernia, somewhere.
Seeking it in Jewishgen Shtetl Seeker provided me with no results.
Can anyone familiar with this area help me locate this town?
Any help will be appreciated.

Mickey Freedman
Tucson, AZ
miccind@aol.com

Moderators Note:
We have the same documents! Fortunately my cousin was still living
at the time I got those papers and he verified that the town was
Zhitomer.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Location of shtetl #ukraine

Miccind@...
 

Hi listers-
I have just acquired copies of my maternal grandfather, Morris HALPERIN's,
naturalization papers.
Both the Declaration of Intention, dated 1918, and the Petition for
Naturalization, dated 1920, state that he was born in Getomer, Russia.
In addition the 1910 and 1920 Census records say he was born in Kiev, Russia.
Therefore I assume Getomer was in the Kiev-Gubernia, somewhere.
Seeking it in Jewishgen Shtetl Seeker provided me with no results.
Can anyone familiar with this area help me locate this town?
Any help will be appreciated.

Mickey Freedman
Tucson, AZ
miccind@aol.com

Moderators Note:
We have the same documents! Fortunately my cousin was still living
at the time I got those papers and he verified that the town was
Zhitomer.


Czestochowa Ghetto surnames #general

Hafcjf@...
 

After receiving so many favorable comments about the list of NY surnames
from Abraham Cahan's articles, I thought I'd pass upon some additional
surnames.

Recently I checked out the book Yad Vashem Studies on the European Jewish
Catastrophe, Volume VI, edited by Nathan Eck and Aryeh Leon Kubovy,
published in Jerusalem, in 1967. The text is in English.

One of the chapters is "Daily Record Sheet of the Jewish Police (District
I) in the Czestochowa Ghetto 1941-1942," by William Glicksman. It includes
the following surnames. They include the names of police, people filing
complaints for offences against property, quarrels between Jews, accidents
and miscellaneous incidents, arrests for peddling, arrests for failure to
pay taxes, reports of destruction of Jewish property, stealing >from Jews,
swindling of Jews and attacks on Jews. Warning: you could find out
something unflattering about one of your ancestors.

If you're researching one of these surnames, you may want to check your
library for the book or request it through inter-library loan.

Cathy J. Flamholtz
Brent, AL
hafcjf@aol.com

Hava Alexandrowitz
Altman
Moshek Aptman, age 20
Aronowicz, section officer
H. Auerback, in charge of District 2
Banker, policeman
Fishel Baran
Raphael Bast
Jacob Berman
Bida
Jacob Birnbaum, policeman
Yechiel Bocian
Abraham Bolwik
Zygmunt Borkowski
Alter Borowiecki
Borzykowski
Shlomo Bratman, policeman
Jacob Breitstein
Aysik Czarny
Nahum Dabski
Hannah Dankowicz
Lea Dobrzynski
Chaim Dzialoszynski
Friedl Eigenberg
Joseph Chaim Epstein
Leib Essig, son of Gershon and Lieba
Abraham Feige
Chaim Fishel
Haya Fishel
Raizl Fiszbaum
Shalom Freilich
Naftali Friedman
Friedrich, policeman
Freidl Friedrich, restaurant owner
Mordecai Friszer
David Frumer, policeman
Mordecai Fuchs
Rachel Galster
Benjamin and Chaya Gasierowicz
Cecylia Garfinkel
Julian Geisler
Henia Gelbard
Joseph Gliksman
Moshek Gliksman, policeman
David Goldman
Sarah Goldshmid
Chaim Golfkop
Hillel Goteiner
Gershon Green
Shlomo Grinbaum
Rivka Grinstein
Herschel Grundman
Dr. Gutman
Chaya Hamerman
Szprince Hauptman, of Mstow
Mendel Hershkowicz
Michael Hertz
Sarah Horowicz
Jacobowitz
Perl Jakobowicz
Abraham Kaminski
Haya Kaneman and son Jurek
Bejgele Kaplan
Kasriel
Kaufman, police officer
Moritz Kaufman
Kesselmann
Groynem and Yenta Kiper
Leah Kon (Cohen?)
Yeshaya Kora, born 1873, expelled >from Kalisz, committed suicide; wife Hinda,
son Mordecai and daughter Sarah

Sara Kornberg
Hersh Kozlowski
Kreiman, policeman
Shlomo Lachman
Manle Laks
Yeshayahu Landau
Melech Langner
Israel Lauterstein, age 60
Hindola Levendar
Dr. Levin
Dora Lewek
Osher Lifshitz
Israel Lis
Lublinski
Kalman Lwinta
Yehuda Majorczyk
Ber Maliniak, policeman
Manheit, policeman
Moshe Markowicz
Emanuel Bezalel Michalec
Michaelson, policeman
Tamara Mitler
Chana Modrzewska
Frania Montag
Friedl Montag
Lipman and Beila Moshkowitz
Tala Moshkowitz
Arieh Moszkowicz
Benjamin Moszkowicz
Mordecai Opatowski, policeman
Tova (or Taube) Oposzynski
Mordecai Owieczka, of Mstow
H. Parasol, Jewish policeman in charge of District I
Shimon Planzerman
Berek and Bluma Poler
Rela Posnerson
Henia Pytowska
Shmuel Rappaport, born Aug 15, 1925
Yehoshua Reisman
Mordecai Ribstein
Rosenbaum, deputy
Eliyah Rosenbaum, age 30
Hersz Leib Rosenbaum
Zacharia Rosenblum
Chaim and Fela Rosenman
Berek Rosenzweig
Isaac Rosenzweig
Jonas Rotmil
Joseph Samsonowicz
Jacob Schwartz
Mendel Shiff
Shmuel Shneier
Arieh Shuchter
Roza Seidberg (parents: Judah and Bluma)
Heniek Seltzer
Shmulik, first sergeant
Shlomo Shpalten
Benjamin Silberberg
Bela Silberstein
Josef Leib Snopkowski
Yehezkiel Steibel
Ayzik Steier
Abraham Steinfeld
David Sternberg
Berl Strasberg, 62
Adolph Szabelski
Israel Szalowicz
Leah Szejgin
Szpikolitzer, policeman
Sarah Szydlowski
Ayzik Rotband
Chaim Tobias
Yechiel Tobias
Zeinwel Trembacki
Feiga Unglick
Rachel Wasserman
Jacob Weinreich
Mordecai Weisberg
Jacob Weisfelner
Moshe Weiss, brother Daniel
Pinkus Weiss
Tuvia Weltman, porter
Frania Wilinger
Mordecai Wilinger
Gershon Windman
Dr. A. Wolberg, liason between Polish and Jewish police
Moshek Wolfowicz
Yehuda Wolski
Jadzia Woznica, also known as Ita
Shmuel Wroblewski
Shalom Wrublewski
Florian Wrzesniewicz
Leib Yakobowicz
Berek Yoselewicz
Aaron Zelten
Leibush Zilberstein
Shabtai Hersh Zimmerman
Lisk Zissel
Abraham Zuckerman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Czestochowa Ghetto surnames #general

Hafcjf@...
 

After receiving so many favorable comments about the list of NY surnames
from Abraham Cahan's articles, I thought I'd pass upon some additional
surnames.

Recently I checked out the book Yad Vashem Studies on the European Jewish
Catastrophe, Volume VI, edited by Nathan Eck and Aryeh Leon Kubovy,
published in Jerusalem, in 1967. The text is in English.

One of the chapters is "Daily Record Sheet of the Jewish Police (District
I) in the Czestochowa Ghetto 1941-1942," by William Glicksman. It includes
the following surnames. They include the names of police, people filing
complaints for offences against property, quarrels between Jews, accidents
and miscellaneous incidents, arrests for peddling, arrests for failure to
pay taxes, reports of destruction of Jewish property, stealing >from Jews,
swindling of Jews and attacks on Jews. Warning: you could find out
something unflattering about one of your ancestors.

If you're researching one of these surnames, you may want to check your
library for the book or request it through inter-library loan.

Cathy J. Flamholtz
Brent, AL
hafcjf@aol.com

Hava Alexandrowitz
Altman
Moshek Aptman, age 20
Aronowicz, section officer
H. Auerback, in charge of District 2
Banker, policeman
Fishel Baran
Raphael Bast
Jacob Berman
Bida
Jacob Birnbaum, policeman
Yechiel Bocian
Abraham Bolwik
Zygmunt Borkowski
Alter Borowiecki
Borzykowski
Shlomo Bratman, policeman
Jacob Breitstein
Aysik Czarny
Nahum Dabski
Hannah Dankowicz
Lea Dobrzynski
Chaim Dzialoszynski
Friedl Eigenberg
Joseph Chaim Epstein
Leib Essig, son of Gershon and Lieba
Abraham Feige
Chaim Fishel
Haya Fishel
Raizl Fiszbaum
Shalom Freilich
Naftali Friedman
Friedrich, policeman
Freidl Friedrich, restaurant owner
Mordecai Friszer
David Frumer, policeman
Mordecai Fuchs
Rachel Galster
Benjamin and Chaya Gasierowicz
Cecylia Garfinkel
Julian Geisler
Henia Gelbard
Joseph Gliksman
Moshek Gliksman, policeman
David Goldman
Sarah Goldshmid
Chaim Golfkop
Hillel Goteiner
Gershon Green
Shlomo Grinbaum
Rivka Grinstein
Herschel Grundman
Dr. Gutman
Chaya Hamerman
Szprince Hauptman, of Mstow
Mendel Hershkowicz
Michael Hertz
Sarah Horowicz
Jacobowitz
Perl Jakobowicz
Abraham Kaminski
Haya Kaneman and son Jurek
Bejgele Kaplan
Kasriel
Kaufman, police officer
Moritz Kaufman
Kesselmann
Groynem and Yenta Kiper
Leah Kon (Cohen?)
Yeshaya Kora, born 1873, expelled >from Kalisz, committed suicide; wife Hinda,
son Mordecai and daughter Sarah

Sara Kornberg
Hersh Kozlowski
Kreiman, policeman
Shlomo Lachman
Manle Laks
Yeshayahu Landau
Melech Langner
Israel Lauterstein, age 60
Hindola Levendar
Dr. Levin
Dora Lewek
Osher Lifshitz
Israel Lis
Lublinski
Kalman Lwinta
Yehuda Majorczyk
Ber Maliniak, policeman
Manheit, policeman
Moshe Markowicz
Emanuel Bezalel Michalec
Michaelson, policeman
Tamara Mitler
Chana Modrzewska
Frania Montag
Friedl Montag
Lipman and Beila Moshkowitz
Tala Moshkowitz
Arieh Moszkowicz
Benjamin Moszkowicz
Mordecai Opatowski, policeman
Tova (or Taube) Oposzynski
Mordecai Owieczka, of Mstow
H. Parasol, Jewish policeman in charge of District I
Shimon Planzerman
Berek and Bluma Poler
Rela Posnerson
Henia Pytowska
Shmuel Rappaport, born Aug 15, 1925
Yehoshua Reisman
Mordecai Ribstein
Rosenbaum, deputy
Eliyah Rosenbaum, age 30
Hersz Leib Rosenbaum
Zacharia Rosenblum
Chaim and Fela Rosenman
Berek Rosenzweig
Isaac Rosenzweig
Jonas Rotmil
Joseph Samsonowicz
Jacob Schwartz
Mendel Shiff
Shmuel Shneier
Arieh Shuchter
Roza Seidberg (parents: Judah and Bluma)
Heniek Seltzer
Shmulik, first sergeant
Shlomo Shpalten
Benjamin Silberberg
Bela Silberstein
Josef Leib Snopkowski
Yehezkiel Steibel
Ayzik Steier
Abraham Steinfeld
David Sternberg
Berl Strasberg, 62
Adolph Szabelski
Israel Szalowicz
Leah Szejgin
Szpikolitzer, policeman
Sarah Szydlowski
Ayzik Rotband
Chaim Tobias
Yechiel Tobias
Zeinwel Trembacki
Feiga Unglick
Rachel Wasserman
Jacob Weinreich
Mordecai Weisberg
Jacob Weisfelner
Moshe Weiss, brother Daniel
Pinkus Weiss
Tuvia Weltman, porter
Frania Wilinger
Mordecai Wilinger
Gershon Windman
Dr. A. Wolberg, liason between Polish and Jewish police
Moshek Wolfowicz
Yehuda Wolski
Jadzia Woznica, also known as Ita
Shmuel Wroblewski
Shalom Wrublewski
Florian Wrzesniewicz
Leib Yakobowicz
Berek Yoselewicz
Aaron Zelten
Leibush Zilberstein
Shabtai Hersh Zimmerman
Lisk Zissel
Abraham Zuckerman


Those Searching for GENDELMAN Family #ukraine

ABoumel@...
 

Though my own research and search for family are completed (the story of my
search... and how I was able to locate and be reunited with my grandfather's
entire family... are posted at the Ukraine SIG under "Stories") I enjoy
subscribing to this mailing list because it keeps me "in touch" with others
going through the same thing. It makes me realize the enormity of the
numbers of families separated during the last century because of war and
political strife.

I have not saved back copies of this mailing list, but I did note that there
were recently several postings by somebody researching the GENDELMAN family
name. Perhaps we could share information. My husband's mother was born a
GENDELMAN , and I have some minimal information on her family history that may
be of help. Whoever you were, please feel free to contact me for further
information.

Regards,
Arlene Gorewitz Boumel
Coral Springs, FL
aboumel@cs.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Those Searching for GENDELMAN Family #ukraine

ABoumel@...
 

Though my own research and search for family are completed (the story of my
search... and how I was able to locate and be reunited with my grandfather's
entire family... are posted at the Ukraine SIG under "Stories") I enjoy
subscribing to this mailing list because it keeps me "in touch" with others
going through the same thing. It makes me realize the enormity of the
numbers of families separated during the last century because of war and
political strife.

I have not saved back copies of this mailing list, but I did note that there
were recently several postings by somebody researching the GENDELMAN family
name. Perhaps we could share information. My husband's mother was born a
GENDELMAN , and I have some minimal information on her family history that may
be of help. Whoever you were, please feel free to contact me for further
information.

Regards,
Arlene Gorewitz Boumel
Coral Springs, FL
aboumel@cs.com


Re: The origin mystery #ukraine

Dmitry Abramson <dmitry_abramson@...>
 

Hi,

You mention Yelizavetgrad (Elizabethgrad) and
Kirovograd in your research. I just wanted to let you
know that it is the same city. Yelizavetgrad was
renamed to Kirovograd during the Soviet Union. My
grandmother's family (LIVERGANT & ZOLOTAREVSKY) is
from Yelizavetgrad.
Dmitry

BRONSTEIN (KIROVOGRAD, UKRAINE OR STEPIVKA) ; SOLL (
aka SLOBITKER) >from
SLOBODA (NEAR KRIVOYE OZER, UKRAINE) SILK
(ELIZABETHGRAD) ; LAMB
(ELIZABETHGRAD,STEPIVKA,UKRAINE; ROLOF (UKRAINE);
MELNICOVE ( ODESSA) LINDENBAUM (POLAND)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: The origin mystery #ukraine

Dmitry Abramson <dmitry_abramson@...>
 

Hi,

You mention Yelizavetgrad (Elizabethgrad) and
Kirovograd in your research. I just wanted to let you
know that it is the same city. Yelizavetgrad was
renamed to Kirovograd during the Soviet Union. My
grandmother's family (LIVERGANT & ZOLOTAREVSKY) is
from Yelizavetgrad.
Dmitry

BRONSTEIN (KIROVOGRAD, UKRAINE OR STEPIVKA) ; SOLL (
aka SLOBITKER) >from
SLOBODA (NEAR KRIVOYE OZER, UKRAINE) SILK
(ELIZABETHGRAD) ; LAMB
(ELIZABETHGRAD,STEPIVKA,UKRAINE; ROLOF (UKRAINE);
MELNICOVE ( ODESSA) LINDENBAUM (POLAND)


Re: Berdichev book #belarus

Rafi Guber
 

Dear Claire

I would be happy to do what you requested.

Rafael Guber


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Berdichev book #ukraine

Rafi Guber
 

Dear Claire

I would be happy to do what you requested.

Rafael Guber


Re: Chicago Yiddish #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

Interesting thesis. My name rhymes with "fine wine". I have been told
that Weinsteins >from Chicago all pronounce it that way and Weinsteins
from New York pronounce it to rhyme with "fine bean". Everyone I have
ever met >from New York mispronounces my name. Don't know if this adds to
Scott Meyer's thesis, but some of our linguistic readers might have an
idea.

Chuck Weinstein in San Mateo, CA
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


Re: Berdichev. #ukraine

Joel Bressler <nefesh2@...>
 

Joel Bressler wrote:

Am unable to read Salomon Guerschengorn's message. I just get a blank
screen. Help. Joel

Salomon Guerschengorn wrote:
I still can't read it! Oh well, I give up. Joel--
Joel Bressler and Shirley Waxman
Potomac MD 20854-3250


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago Yiddish #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

Interesting thesis. My name rhymes with "fine wine". I have been told
that Weinsteins >from Chicago all pronounce it that way and Weinsteins
from New York pronounce it to rhyme with "fine bean". Everyone I have
ever met >from New York mispronounces my name. Don't know if this adds to
Scott Meyer's thesis, but some of our linguistic readers might have an
idea.

Chuck Weinstein in San Mateo, CA
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Berdichev. #ukraine

Joel Bressler <nefesh2@...>
 

Joel Bressler wrote:

Am unable to read Salomon Guerschengorn's message. I just get a blank
screen. Help. Joel

Salomon Guerschengorn wrote:
I still can't read it! Oh well, I give up. Joel--
Joel Bressler and Shirley Waxman
Potomac MD 20854-3250


Tulchin #ukraine

mhahn <mhahn@...>
 

Perhaps the town you are looking for is Tolochin, Belarus, formerly
Russia. It is west of Orsha. My grandfather ,surname YERMANOK(?) , was
from that town. He emigrated to Bay City, Michigan in 1896. AKA Max
ROMANOFF depending on who filled out the forms. Hope this is helpful.

Myrle Romanoff Hahn

mhahn@accesstoledo.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Tulchin #ukraine

mhahn <mhahn@...>
 

Perhaps the town you are looking for is Tolochin, Belarus, formerly
Russia. It is west of Orsha. My grandfather ,surname YERMANOK(?) , was
from that town. He emigrated to Bay City, Michigan in 1896. AKA Max
ROMANOFF depending on who filled out the forms. Hope this is helpful.

Myrle Romanoff Hahn

mhahn@accesstoledo.com


Re: searching Perman & Goldenberg from Kherson #ukraine

Jeff Knisbacher <jknisbac@...>
 

Hi Yoav,
I wonder if your GOLDENBERGs could be connected to the famous actor
Edward (Emanuel) G. (GOLDENBERG) Robinson. Also, we have PERLMANs >from the
Kamenetz area who might be connected to your PERMANs.

Jeff Knisbacher,
Baltimore, MD area

----- Original Message -----
From: Yoav Epelman, CEM, R&D <yoave@nice.com>
To: Ukraine SIG <ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 3:51 AM
Subject: searching PERMAN & GOLDENBERG >from Kherson

Hi all
I am searching for the families of my gggrandparents, Yehuda Leib PERMAN
(1856-1942) and Esther (Celia) Zipora GOLDENBERG (1860-1928). They came
from Kherson to Argentina in 1904.
Searching for:
EPELMAN\APPELMAN >from Bessarevia to Entre Rios, Argentina.
HENQUIN\HENKIN >from Bobruisk (Belarus) to Entre Rios, Argentina.
PERMAN >from Kherson, Novopoltavka (Ukraine) to Entre Rios or Santa Fe
(Argentina).
YANKILEVICH\JANKILEVICH >from Kiyev (Ukraine) to Argentina (Entre Rios).


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: searching Perman & Goldenberg from Kherson #ukraine

Jeff Knisbacher <jknisbac@...>
 

Hi Yoav,
I wonder if your GOLDENBERGs could be connected to the famous actor
Edward (Emanuel) G. (GOLDENBERG) Robinson. Also, we have PERLMANs >from the
Kamenetz area who might be connected to your PERMANs.

Jeff Knisbacher,
Baltimore, MD area

----- Original Message -----
From: Yoav Epelman, CEM, R&D <yoave@nice.com>
To: Ukraine SIG <ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 3:51 AM
Subject: searching PERMAN & GOLDENBERG >from Kherson

Hi all
I am searching for the families of my gggrandparents, Yehuda Leib PERMAN
(1856-1942) and Esther (Celia) Zipora GOLDENBERG (1860-1928). They came
from Kherson to Argentina in 1904.
Searching for:
EPELMAN\APPELMAN >from Bessarevia to Entre Rios, Argentina.
HENQUIN\HENKIN >from Bobruisk (Belarus) to Entre Rios, Argentina.
PERMAN >from Kherson, Novopoltavka (Ukraine) to Entre Rios or Santa Fe
(Argentina).
YANKILEVICH\JANKILEVICH >from Kiyev (Ukraine) to Argentina (Entre Rios).


Kreminshok, Lida uezd of Belarus #general

Stephen A. Cohen
 

Name: Stephen A. Cohen (JewishGen #12106)
East Meadow NY (Long Island) - USA
E-mail: <gen@optonline.net> formerly <gen@nassau.cv.net>

A success story of what Jewishgen really means, warmth & cooperation!

In 1992, when I first started researching my families, I didn't even know
my original paternal family names of BASIST & SHEINHOUSE. Today I'm in
contact with over two hundred cousins many of whom, I know, my father never
knew.

Five years ago, I began searching for a town that my BASIST family
called Kremenshaw. My paternal grandmother Sophie, who settled in New York
City and her brother Samuel (who settled in Memphis, TN) told their
children that it was near Vilna which is now called Vilnius and is the
capital of Lithuania.

After frustrating searches through the available Jewishgen databases and
major libraries, inquiries were sent to Jewishgen's digest. Members
responded that they thought that it was in Poland, Ukraine, even Germany.

Listings in the JGFF (family finder) established contact with two
members Alma Cahn & Steve Sherman who were distant cousins to each other,
both researching GERMANSKY.

Steve had uncovered a very interesting fact that in the building that
the first GERMANSKI family lived in Brooklyn NY, also lived the family
of Wolf & Dora BASIST (Wolf was another brother). Since Steve knew that
his great grandmother's maiden name was Annie BASSIST, he naturally
assumed that they might be related. To this day we are still not positive
of that relationship.

However Steve also had evidence that the GERMANSKI family came from
Voronova in the Lida District of Belaus. As I had still not located my
much sought Kremenshaw, I joined the Lida Research group headed by Ellen
Sadove Renck.

The Vornova yizkor book listed several BASIST families as did several
other towns in that area. Then in 1998, Ellen made a startling find in the
1929 Business Directory - Nowogrodek Province.

This Polish business directory (Lida was part of the Grodno Gubernia
1919-1940) listed a previously unknown town Kreminshok at Latitude:
54 08'Longitude: 25 22'. Voronova was 2.3 miles WNW. This town was not
listed in Where Once We Walked.

What was even more startling was that the town was also called
Germanishki,which was so similar to Steve & Alma's family name of
GERMANSKI.

Recently after an exhausted search for his family town of Kreminchaw David
Harris, researching UMANSKY, found my original inquiry about Kremenshaw by
searching the Jewishgen digest archives.

Dave has since located a 1900 map at the Library of Congress that listed
the town as Kreminzow and on the map as Hermaniszki.

Genealogy may be a difficult hobby for those who do not like working at
it, but I have found that through the warmth of our membership, it to be a
very rewarding past time.

Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen
East Meadow NY

PS: I am researching the following families:

Germany: BAUM in Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX & LEFEVRE,
LEFEBRE: in Rhineland Palat//Belarus:BASIST in Lida Dist; SHINHAUS,
SHEINHOUS, SHEINHAUS,SHEINGAUS in Radoshkovichi, Molodechno
& Smorgon// Galicia: BIRNBAUM,GOLDBERG,LEINKRAM in Krakow;
SCHNEPS,SHNEPS,SZNEPS in Dembitz,Tarnow; GELLER:in Mielec; KREINDLER;
ECKSTEIN;


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kreminshok, Lida uezd of Belarus #general

Stephen A. Cohen
 

Name: Stephen A. Cohen (JewishGen #12106)
East Meadow NY (Long Island) - USA
E-mail: <gen@optonline.net> formerly <gen@nassau.cv.net>

A success story of what Jewishgen really means, warmth & cooperation!

In 1992, when I first started researching my families, I didn't even know
my original paternal family names of BASIST & SHEINHOUSE. Today I'm in
contact with over two hundred cousins many of whom, I know, my father never
knew.

Five years ago, I began searching for a town that my BASIST family
called Kremenshaw. My paternal grandmother Sophie, who settled in New York
City and her brother Samuel (who settled in Memphis, TN) told their
children that it was near Vilna which is now called Vilnius and is the
capital of Lithuania.

After frustrating searches through the available Jewishgen databases and
major libraries, inquiries were sent to Jewishgen's digest. Members
responded that they thought that it was in Poland, Ukraine, even Germany.

Listings in the JGFF (family finder) established contact with two
members Alma Cahn & Steve Sherman who were distant cousins to each other,
both researching GERMANSKY.

Steve had uncovered a very interesting fact that in the building that
the first GERMANSKI family lived in Brooklyn NY, also lived the family
of Wolf & Dora BASIST (Wolf was another brother). Since Steve knew that
his great grandmother's maiden name was Annie BASSIST, he naturally
assumed that they might be related. To this day we are still not positive
of that relationship.

However Steve also had evidence that the GERMANSKI family came from
Voronova in the Lida District of Belaus. As I had still not located my
much sought Kremenshaw, I joined the Lida Research group headed by Ellen
Sadove Renck.

The Vornova yizkor book listed several BASIST families as did several
other towns in that area. Then in 1998, Ellen made a startling find in the
1929 Business Directory - Nowogrodek Province.

This Polish business directory (Lida was part of the Grodno Gubernia
1919-1940) listed a previously unknown town Kreminshok at Latitude:
54 08'Longitude: 25 22'. Voronova was 2.3 miles WNW. This town was not
listed in Where Once We Walked.

What was even more startling was that the town was also called
Germanishki,which was so similar to Steve & Alma's family name of
GERMANSKI.

Recently after an exhausted search for his family town of Kreminchaw David
Harris, researching UMANSKY, found my original inquiry about Kremenshaw by
searching the Jewishgen digest archives.

Dave has since located a 1900 map at the Library of Congress that listed
the town as Kreminzow and on the map as Hermaniszki.

Genealogy may be a difficult hobby for those who do not like working at
it, but I have found that through the warmth of our membership, it to be a
very rewarding past time.

Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen
East Meadow NY

PS: I am researching the following families:

Germany: BAUM in Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX & LEFEVRE,
LEFEBRE: in Rhineland Palat//Belarus:BASIST in Lida Dist; SHINHAUS,
SHEINHOUS, SHEINHAUS,SHEINGAUS in Radoshkovichi, Molodechno
& Smorgon// Galicia: BIRNBAUM,GOLDBERG,LEINKRAM in Krakow;
SCHNEPS,SHNEPS,SZNEPS in Dembitz,Tarnow; GELLER:in Mielec; KREINDLER;
ECKSTEIN;