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Mt Wood Cemetery/Suicide #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I have been trying to find information about my husband's ggf Jacob
Newhan/Neuhan who committed suicide in Wheeling, WVa in 1908. Newspaper
reports and obituary notices indicated that he was buried at Mt. Wood
Cemetery. I have never been able to find confirmation of this. Do you
think the fact that he was a suicide may cloud the picture? Could he be
in an unmarked area? Is it possible that as a suicide records were not
kept? I'm not sure how that fact may or may not affect burial records,
etc., but since I've had no luck thus far, I thought I'd explore that
possibility.
I be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY
(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER (Zarki, Poland),
HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM,
COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN.  NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL
(Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ


Hecht; Bronx; Manhattan #general

Mara Fein <maraharv@...>
 

I am looking for anyone with family with the name of HECHT or WEINSTEIN
searching family that lived Manhattan or Bronx.

Please direct responses to:

Mara Fein
maraharv@msnn.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt Wood Cemetery/Suicide #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I have been trying to find information about my husband's ggf Jacob
Newhan/Neuhan who committed suicide in Wheeling, WVa in 1908. Newspaper
reports and obituary notices indicated that he was buried at Mt. Wood
Cemetery. I have never been able to find confirmation of this. Do you
think the fact that he was a suicide may cloud the picture? Could he be
in an unmarked area? Is it possible that as a suicide records were not
kept? I'm not sure how that fact may or may not affect burial records,
etc., but since I've had no luck thus far, I thought I'd explore that
possibility.
I be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan
Yorba Linda, CA
Searching FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER (Warszawa & Bedzin, Poland), BARSKA/BARSKY
(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Russia?), FELDMAN (Kovno), SPRINGER (Zarki, Poland),
HAMBURGER (Poland), ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ, LEVINE, LUPOLOR, FRIEDSAM,
COHN/COHEN/KOHN/KOHEN/KAHN.  NEWHAN/NEUHAN (Hesse Cassel, Baltimore),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), ANTZEL
(Poland), BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hecht; Bronx; Manhattan #general

Mara Fein <maraharv@...>
 

I am looking for anyone with family with the name of HECHT or WEINSTEIN
searching family that lived Manhattan or Bronx.

Please direct responses to:

Mara Fein
maraharv@msnn.com


Making a trip to Ukraine #general

cromrider@juno.com <cromrider@...>
 

I am planning on making a trip to the Ukraine next summer and would like
to hear >from anyone who has made a trip there. I would be flying into
Kiev, Ukraine and then need a driver to connect me to Vinnitsa and then on
to several smaller shtetls around Kamenetz Podolsk.

I welcome any suggestions and would very much like to hear "the good, the
bad and the ugly" as we say in the United States. Please e-mail me at
cromrider@aol.com and not at the juno address above.

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: You might also check to see if ShtetlSchleppers
has a tour to the area you're interested in. Their website is
<http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Making a trip to Ukraine #general

cromrider@juno.com <cromrider@...>
 

I am planning on making a trip to the Ukraine next summer and would like
to hear >from anyone who has made a trip there. I would be flying into
Kiev, Ukraine and then need a driver to connect me to Vinnitsa and then on
to several smaller shtetls around Kamenetz Podolsk.

I welcome any suggestions and would very much like to hear "the good, the
bad and the ugly" as we say in the United States. Please e-mail me at
cromrider@aol.com and not at the juno address above.

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: You might also check to see if ShtetlSchleppers
has a tour to the area you're interested in. Their website is
<http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/>


Research in Poland -- Power of Attorney #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Periodically, the question comes up "How can I have someone in Poland get a
copy of a document for me?" Part of the answer is often that you need to
give that "someone" limited power of attorney. I have recently made some
needed alterations to a bilingual power of attorney that I have used. In
case it might be useful, here is the document, in several different formats:

Try "html" or "doc" or "doc.zip" here--
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/power-of-attorney/

Polish speakers: Let me know if there are any errors in the document
above!

Everyone: I am just offering the document above. I am not offering Polish
research services nor do I have any recommendations to make in that arena.

Dan Kazez

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, RAYZMAN, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH, FEYNER/FEINER/FAYNER,
BORZYKOWSKI, SZEWCZYK, SZWARCBERG, HILLER, FEDERMAN
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Poland -- Power of Attorney #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Periodically, the question comes up "How can I have someone in Poland get a
copy of a document for me?" Part of the answer is often that you need to
give that "someone" limited power of attorney. I have recently made some
needed alterations to a bilingual power of attorney that I have used. In
case it might be useful, here is the document, in several different formats:

Try "html" or "doc" or "doc.zip" here--
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/power-of-attorney/

Polish speakers: Let me know if there are any errors in the document
above!

Everyone: I am just offering the document above. I am not offering Polish
research services nor do I have any recommendations to make in that arena.

Dan Kazez

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA,
SZEWCZYK, RAYZMAN, LEWKOWICZ, SZPALTYN, OFMAN, ZYLBERBERG, KRZEPICKI, LUKS,
MOSZKOWICZ, STROZ, SZWIMER, GUTMAN, PESACH, FEYNER/FEINER/FAYNER,
BORZYKOWSKI, SZEWCZYK, SZWARCBERG, HILLER, FEDERMAN
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/englander/


"Poland Kutna Russian" #general

drgoldin90@...
 

Hi All

Today I believe I found my great grandmother's brother, Louis Fisher, on
the 1901 London Census. In the column where is says "Where Born" it
says "Poland Kutna Russian". Anyone know what that means, or where it is?

Happy New Year to all and an easy fast.

Marge Goldin
Dix Hills, NY USA

Also researching: AUSTRIAN/AUSTRYAN (Radom Poland), BREGMAN/BREAKSTONE
(Slutsk, Russia), MEISELMAN/MEISELMANN (Galicia, Austria and Budapest,
Hungary), ELBERT (Budapest Hungary)


Jerusalem Address Look up Needed #general

Lisa
 

I have recently discovered a name of a relative who reported and signed a
page of testimony ( atYad Vashem). I can read his name and see that he
lived in Jerusalem in 1997, but I was unable to read his complete address.
Is there someone in Israel who would be willing to look up an address for
me? Please repond privately.
Many thanks,
Lisa Weinblatt
Redball62@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Poland Kutna Russian" #general

drgoldin90@...
 

Hi All

Today I believe I found my great grandmother's brother, Louis Fisher, on
the 1901 London Census. In the column where is says "Where Born" it
says "Poland Kutna Russian". Anyone know what that means, or where it is?

Happy New Year to all and an easy fast.

Marge Goldin
Dix Hills, NY USA

Also researching: AUSTRIAN/AUSTRYAN (Radom Poland), BREGMAN/BREAKSTONE
(Slutsk, Russia), MEISELMAN/MEISELMANN (Galicia, Austria and Budapest,
Hungary), ELBERT (Budapest Hungary)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jerusalem Address Look up Needed #general

Lisa
 

I have recently discovered a name of a relative who reported and signed a
page of testimony ( atYad Vashem). I can read his name and see that he
lived in Jerusalem in 1997, but I was unable to read his complete address.
Is there someone in Israel who would be willing to look up an address for
me? Please repond privately.
Many thanks,
Lisa Weinblatt
Redball62@aol.com


Visit to Silesia #general

Evaradding@...
 

This past summer, my sister Naomi and I traveled to Silesia (formerly
eastern Germany, now western Poland) to follow in the footsteps of our
great-grandfather David Tockuss, professional chocolate maker and amateur
artist. We visited the city of Wroclaw (formerly Breslau) where he lived,
the tiny town where he was born, and the mountains where he went in the
summer to paint. Some of our success on this trip is directly
attributable to help I received through JewishGen.org.

My sister is a radio reporter, and her saga of our trip aired on the Savvy
Traveler radio program on National Public Radio this weekend.

The story is available on the show's website,
http://www.savvytraveler.org . Click on The Story of the Week. The website
also has some photos of our trip.

Eva Lewin Radding
EvaraddingNOSPAM@cs.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Visit to Silesia #general

Evaradding@...
 

This past summer, my sister Naomi and I traveled to Silesia (formerly
eastern Germany, now western Poland) to follow in the footsteps of our
great-grandfather David Tockuss, professional chocolate maker and amateur
artist. We visited the city of Wroclaw (formerly Breslau) where he lived,
the tiny town where he was born, and the mountains where he went in the
summer to paint. Some of our success on this trip is directly
attributable to help I received through JewishGen.org.

My sister is a radio reporter, and her saga of our trip aired on the Savvy
Traveler radio program on National Public Radio this weekend.

The story is available on the show's website,
http://www.savvytraveler.org . Click on The Story of the Week. The website
also has some photos of our trip.

Eva Lewin Radding
EvaraddingNOSPAM@cs.com


Bobruiske Society #general

lubarsky <lubarsky@...>
 

Does the Bobruiske Society still exist?
Since I started looking into my family's immigration (both sides) very
little has been found outside of possible UFO sightings in Brooklyn. I have
found my uncles' various passages through immigration but nothing of my
grandparents on my mother's side. Part of the problem is that we do not
know if he ever used his right name.

They were members of the Bobruiske Society, and my mother used to tell me
of going to the Bobruiske Ball in New York.

According to the records I have, my grandfather Moshe Kastenovitch married
my grandmother Ruchel Matlin in Bobruisk and went to new york to work as a
tailor to earn money to bring her over. I have their betrothal document,
which only names him as Moshe ben Johnathon.

Maybe there is an old membership list around >from the nineteen teens.

Bill Lubarsky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bobruiske Society #general

lubarsky <lubarsky@...>
 

Does the Bobruiske Society still exist?
Since I started looking into my family's immigration (both sides) very
little has been found outside of possible UFO sightings in Brooklyn. I have
found my uncles' various passages through immigration but nothing of my
grandparents on my mother's side. Part of the problem is that we do not
know if he ever used his right name.

They were members of the Bobruiske Society, and my mother used to tell me
of going to the Bobruiske Ball in New York.

According to the records I have, my grandfather Moshe Kastenovitch married
my grandmother Ruchel Matlin in Bobruisk and went to new york to work as a
tailor to earn money to bring her over. I have their betrothal document,
which only names him as Moshe ben Johnathon.

Maybe there is an old membership list around >from the nineteen teens.

Bill Lubarsky


EIDB problem trying to view Nuchem,Berke,Chane,Lifrche SIMERKUS manifests #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I found my SIMERKUS family on the Ellis Island Database but am having a
problem viewing their scanned manifests. The SIMERKUS family arrived in
New York City on June 20, 1910 on the Rotterdam >from Holland. The scanned
manifest that pulls up for each of them is for an entirely different
ship's page, the SS Lusitania with an arrival date of June 24, 1910. I
have gone several pages forward and backward and cannot locate the
manifests for the Rotterdam.

I sent an email to the Steve Morse site and got a reply telling me to
follow steps 401 and 402. I find these instructions difficult to
understand and after several attempts at it, I have had no luck.

I would greatly appreciate it if a kind genner out there with knowledge of
this type of problem can help me locate where my family's scanned
manifest page has incorrectly been placed. If there is a way that anyone
out there can post notice to whoever can correct this mixup regarding the
records of the Rotterdam of 6/10/10 and the Lusitania of 6/24/10 it might
save someone else the same kind of frustration I am dealing with.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Klein Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
Searching SIMERKUS, SIMERGUS >from Kraszlow, Krasilov Russia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EIDB problem trying to view Nuchem,Berke,Chane,Lifrche SIMERKUS manifests #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I found my SIMERKUS family on the Ellis Island Database but am having a
problem viewing their scanned manifests. The SIMERKUS family arrived in
New York City on June 20, 1910 on the Rotterdam >from Holland. The scanned
manifest that pulls up for each of them is for an entirely different
ship's page, the SS Lusitania with an arrival date of June 24, 1910. I
have gone several pages forward and backward and cannot locate the
manifests for the Rotterdam.

I sent an email to the Steve Morse site and got a reply telling me to
follow steps 401 and 402. I find these instructions difficult to
understand and after several attempts at it, I have had no luck.

I would greatly appreciate it if a kind genner out there with knowledge of
this type of problem can help me locate where my family's scanned
manifest page has incorrectly been placed. If there is a way that anyone
out there can post notice to whoever can correct this mixup regarding the
records of the Rotterdam of 6/10/10 and the Lusitania of 6/24/10 it might
save someone else the same kind of frustration I am dealing with.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Klein Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
Searching SIMERKUS, SIMERGUS >from Kraszlow, Krasilov Russia


Articles - JTA - Jews of Spain and Portugal #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

These were posted to Sefard Sig, but may be interesting to all researchers.

I would like to call to your attention to two fascinating stories now
available on the JTA website, www.jta.org,
Both mention the Amishav organization, which specializes in finding "lost
Jews," descendants of those forcibly converted centuries ago, who wish to
return to Judaism.
Amishav's director Michael Freund will be speaking at 7.30 pm, Wednesday,
Oct 8, to the JFRA Israel branch in Ra'anana about his recent travels to
several countries.

from October 3,
"If 'Portuguese Dreyfus´ is pardoned, some have hope for a Jewish revival,"
by Jerome Socolovsky, is the story of Mekor Haim Syangogue in Porto,
Portugal, and Arturo Carlos de Barros Basto who is called the Portuguese
Dreyfus. The synagogue leader claims that perhaps 4 million Portuguese have
Jewish blood. The story mentions Michael Freund, director of Amishav.

from March 4,
"500 years after the Inquisition, Spaniards find way back to Judaism," by
Jerome Socolovsky, discusses the return of Spanish Crypto-Jews to Judaism,
including those called Chueta who live in Mallorca (Majorca). It mentions
journalist-author Pere Bonnin's (himself a Chueta) sell-out (three editions
so far) book "Sangre Judia," a primer in Judaism, Jewish history, Spanish
treatment of the Jews and 3,500 names known to be Jewish culled from
archives and inquisition records.

Both are interesting reading, and both hold far-ranging implications for
researchers of Sephardic families around the world.
As a side note, when I met Pere Bonnin in July in Barcelona, he told me
about his own genealogical research and that he has traced his Bonnin family
to Russia (physicians to nobility), Germany and elsewhere.

Best wishes
Gmar hatima tova to all
--
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv - JFRA Israel president
dardasht@barak-online.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il

MODERATOR NOTE: The stories are at:
<http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=13276&intcategoryid=5>
and
<http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=12494&intcategoryid=2>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Articles - JTA - Jews of Spain and Portugal #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

These were posted to Sefard Sig, but may be interesting to all researchers.

I would like to call to your attention to two fascinating stories now
available on the JTA website, www.jta.org,
Both mention the Amishav organization, which specializes in finding "lost
Jews," descendants of those forcibly converted centuries ago, who wish to
return to Judaism.
Amishav's director Michael Freund will be speaking at 7.30 pm, Wednesday,
Oct 8, to the JFRA Israel branch in Ra'anana about his recent travels to
several countries.

from October 3,
"If 'Portuguese Dreyfus´ is pardoned, some have hope for a Jewish revival,"
by Jerome Socolovsky, is the story of Mekor Haim Syangogue in Porto,
Portugal, and Arturo Carlos de Barros Basto who is called the Portuguese
Dreyfus. The synagogue leader claims that perhaps 4 million Portuguese have
Jewish blood. The story mentions Michael Freund, director of Amishav.

from March 4,
"500 years after the Inquisition, Spaniards find way back to Judaism," by
Jerome Socolovsky, discusses the return of Spanish Crypto-Jews to Judaism,
including those called Chueta who live in Mallorca (Majorca). It mentions
journalist-author Pere Bonnin's (himself a Chueta) sell-out (three editions
so far) book "Sangre Judia," a primer in Judaism, Jewish history, Spanish
treatment of the Jews and 3,500 names known to be Jewish culled from
archives and inquisition records.

Both are interesting reading, and both hold far-ranging implications for
researchers of Sephardic families around the world.
As a side note, when I met Pere Bonnin in July in Barcelona, he told me
about his own genealogical research and that he has traced his Bonnin family
to Russia (physicians to nobility), Germany and elsewhere.

Best wishes
Gmar hatima tova to all
--
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv - JFRA Israel president
dardasht@barak-online.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il

MODERATOR NOTE: The stories are at:
<http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=13276&intcategoryid=5>
and
<http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=12494&intcategoryid=2>