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SCHWIFF/SWIFT of Swislocz #general

A S Goldberg
 

Myer J SWIFT (1848-1921) emigrated >from his hometown of Swislocz (Svisloch),
then in Poland, to settle in America in Salem, MA. He was married to Fannie
nee COLLIER (KALER) of Amstibovo. I believe that Myer died in Salem and was
buried in that area.

I have been singularly unsuccessful in discovering anything about Myer and,
particularly, where he was buried. I can't find his immigration on the
Ellis Island site nor anything about him in Salem records. I have
approached several of his descendants and also Jewish genealogy
organizations in the area, but, so far, nothing.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who has any information on Myer and
his family and/or who can offer practical suggestions as to how I might
proceed in my search for him. I would also appreciate hearing >from anyone
with access to US Census and other official (birth, marriage, death, etc)
data of the late 19th and first Quarter of the 20th centuries, if they can
find him in these sources and what they give about him and his family.

Finally, I would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone with SCHWIFF or
SWIFT ancestry in Swizlocz and/or Liverpool, UK (a number of Swislocz Swifts
settled in Liverpool and some may have moved on to the US).

Please respond to me direct to: alancomm@netmedia.net.il

Thank you

Abraham Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHWIFF/SWIFT of Swislocz #general

A S Goldberg
 

Myer J SWIFT (1848-1921) emigrated >from his hometown of Swislocz (Svisloch),
then in Poland, to settle in America in Salem, MA. He was married to Fannie
nee COLLIER (KALER) of Amstibovo. I believe that Myer died in Salem and was
buried in that area.

I have been singularly unsuccessful in discovering anything about Myer and,
particularly, where he was buried. I can't find his immigration on the
Ellis Island site nor anything about him in Salem records. I have
approached several of his descendants and also Jewish genealogy
organizations in the area, but, so far, nothing.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who has any information on Myer and
his family and/or who can offer practical suggestions as to how I might
proceed in my search for him. I would also appreciate hearing >from anyone
with access to US Census and other official (birth, marriage, death, etc)
data of the late 19th and first Quarter of the 20th centuries, if they can
find him in these sources and what they give about him and his family.

Finally, I would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone with SCHWIFF or
SWIFT ancestry in Swizlocz and/or Liverpool, UK (a number of Swislocz Swifts
settled in Liverpool and some may have moved on to the US).

Please respond to me direct to: alancomm@netmedia.net.il

Thank you

Abraham Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel


Re: : Research in Serbia/Croatia/Bosnia #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Beograd is also known as Belgrade. There was a concentration camp
near Belgrade, called Banjica, and Yad VaShem has recently entered
the names of Banjica victims into its names database. They have the
list in a scanned document. One of my grandmother's cousins was
murdered there.

Keep in mind that the data is not 100% reliable.

Odeda Zlotnick

Subject: Research in Serbia/Croatia/Bosnia
From: cateryn vucina <cateryn_vucina@hotmail.com>
<snip>

I am trying to learn where, when and how my grandparents died. I
haven't found any records at all.
The only thing I know is that they were captured in Beograd, Serbia
and died in concentration camps. I don't know either what happened
to their parents and siblings. Is somebody doing research on
Serbia/Croatia/ Bosnia who could guide me?
Thank you again,
Regards,
Cateryn Vucina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE:: Research in Serbia/Croatia/Bosnia #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Beograd is also known as Belgrade. There was a concentration camp
near Belgrade, called Banjica, and Yad VaShem has recently entered
the names of Banjica victims into its names database. They have the
list in a scanned document. One of my grandmother's cousins was
murdered there.

Keep in mind that the data is not 100% reliable.

Odeda Zlotnick

Subject: Research in Serbia/Croatia/Bosnia
From: cateryn vucina <cateryn_vucina@hotmail.com>
<snip>

I am trying to learn where, when and how my grandparents died. I
haven't found any records at all.
The only thing I know is that they were captured in Beograd, Serbia
and died in concentration camps. I don't know either what happened
to their parents and siblings. Is somebody doing research on
Serbia/Croatia/ Bosnia who could guide me?
Thank you again,
Regards,
Cateryn Vucina


Re: GOLDBERG -- finding correct ship manifest #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

Much easier than using the Ellis Island site is using stevenmorse.org,
but since the Ellis Island web site starts in 1892, and your ancestor
came in 1891, you wouldn't find the passenger list there. With
stevenmorse you can access the manifest (All Ships Lists) and look
through the whole list for any ship since 1820.

There is also a site, www.castlegarden.org, which might help.

If you subscribe to Ancestry, you can see if your ancestors come up on
that, but if you did, you wouldn't be asking. Also check the Hamburg
Passenger Lists at Ancestry too. They can give you different
information than the US passenger list does.

Since they came to the US as Louis and Bernard they must have lived in
the UK or some other English speaking country for long enough to have
taken English names. Some people lived in the UK for years before coming
to the US, and I guess some just stayed there.

Sally Bruckheimer
Piscataway, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: GOLDBERG -- finding correct ship manifest #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

Much easier than using the Ellis Island site is using stevenmorse.org,
but since the Ellis Island web site starts in 1892, and your ancestor
came in 1891, you wouldn't find the passenger list there. With
stevenmorse you can access the manifest (All Ships Lists) and look
through the whole list for any ship since 1820.

There is also a site, www.castlegarden.org, which might help.

If you subscribe to Ancestry, you can see if your ancestors come up on
that, but if you did, you wouldn't be asking. Also check the Hamburg
Passenger Lists at Ancestry too. They can give you different
information than the US passenger list does.

Since they came to the US as Louis and Bernard they must have lived in
the UK or some other English speaking country for long enough to have
taken English names. Some people lived in the UK for years before coming
to the US, and I guess some just stayed there.

Sally Bruckheimer
Piscataway, NJ


Descendants of FELDMANs of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Anyone researching the FELDMAN >from Annixt (Anyksciai), Lithuania?

My first Feldman in Mass was:

I. Benjamin (aka Biske) FELDMAN m. Minnie / Mina ?LARINSKA
b. abt 1871 - d. 1942 abt 1871 - d. 1942
Probably born in Annixt, (Anyksciai) Lithuania.
Both buried in Chevra Kadisha Cemetery in Leicester,Worcester, MA
or @ Agudas Sons of Jacob, Leicester, MA R 13 and R12-

II. They had 3 children I know of:

A. Lena
b abt 1886, Lithuania

B. Isaac
b 1897-1900, Lithuania

C. Harry m. Beulah (last name unk)
26 April 1904 - 15 Oct 1962 1910 - 30 Sept 1966
Think he was a Professor @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Both buried in Leicester, Mass: Chevra Kadisha Cem; Plots
ZM 58 and 59

There may have been more children but these are alI I've found so far.

Benjamin was one of 7 children. I've taken his line back to his GF
b. b/f 1824 in Lithuania.
I've traced the lines of his 2 sisters who came to the US.

Barbara Mannlein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of FELDMANs of Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Anyone researching the FELDMAN >from Annixt (Anyksciai), Lithuania?

My first Feldman in Mass was:

I. Benjamin (aka Biske) FELDMAN m. Minnie / Mina ?LARINSKA
b. abt 1871 - d. 1942 abt 1871 - d. 1942
Probably born in Annixt, (Anyksciai) Lithuania.
Both buried in Chevra Kadisha Cemetery in Leicester,Worcester, MA
or @ Agudas Sons of Jacob, Leicester, MA R 13 and R12-

II. They had 3 children I know of:

A. Lena
b abt 1886, Lithuania

B. Isaac
b 1897-1900, Lithuania

C. Harry m. Beulah (last name unk)
26 April 1904 - 15 Oct 1962 1910 - 30 Sept 1966
Think he was a Professor @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Both buried in Leicester, Mass: Chevra Kadisha Cem; Plots
ZM 58 and 59

There may have been more children but these are alI I've found so far.

Benjamin was one of 7 children. I've taken his line back to his GF
b. b/f 1824 in Lithuania.
I've traced the lines of his 2 sisters who came to the US.

Barbara Mannlein


VM Polish Translation Needed #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

I've posted document in Polish for which I need a translation. The
document concerns my grandfather Herman FISZER.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21709

Any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you very much.

Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM Polish Translation Needed #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

I've posted document in Polish for which I need a translation. The
document concerns my grandfather Herman FISZER.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21709

Any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you very much.

Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH

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Join Litvak SIG Now #lithuania

Charles B Nam
 

If you are not already a member of Litvak SIG, consider joining now.
Your membership fee will help enable our volunteer officers, among
other things, to 1) discover new Litvak genealogical data sources,
2) find persons who can translate records in foreign languages,
3) organize the presentation of data in readable form, 4) maintain the
All Lithuania Database, and 5) present programs on Litvak genealogy at
annual meetings of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.

You will also have exclusive access to the members' website - all for
a $36 annual membership fee. Join by going to www.litvaksig.org, hitting
"Join Litvak SIG" in the menu on the left side, and paying online or by
mail.

Charles B. Nam
Membership Chair
Litvak SIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Join Litvak SIG Now #lithuania

Charles B Nam
 

If you are not already a member of Litvak SIG, consider joining now.
Your membership fee will help enable our volunteer officers, among
other things, to 1) discover new Litvak genealogical data sources,
2) find persons who can translate records in foreign languages,
3) organize the presentation of data in readable form, 4) maintain the
All Lithuania Database, and 5) present programs on Litvak genealogy at
annual meetings of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.

You will also have exclusive access to the members' website - all for
a $36 annual membership fee. Join by going to www.litvaksig.org, hitting
"Join Litvak SIG" in the menu on the left side, and paying online or by
mail.

Charles B. Nam
Membership Chair
Litvak SIG


VM Polish Translation Needed #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

I've posted document in Polish for which I need a translation. The
document concerns my grandfather Herman FISZER.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21709

Any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you very much.

Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG
(Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf,
Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel,
Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty,
Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ

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JRI Poland #Poland VM Polish Translation Needed #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

I've posted document in Polish for which I need a translation. The
document concerns my grandfather Herman FISZER.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21709

Any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you very much.

Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG
(Sokolka?), FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf,
Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel,
Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty,
Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ

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Re: 1924 Bessarabia Jewish Business Directory goes on line (correction) #bessarabia

Harvey Kabaker
 

A correction, and my sincere apologies to Ala Gamulka for misspelling
Gamulka.

Harvey Kabaker


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re:1924 Bessarabia Jewish Business Directory goes on line (correction) #bessarabia

Harvey Kabaker
 

A correction, and my sincere apologies to Ala Gamulka for misspelling
Gamulka.

Harvey Kabaker


Joodse Werkdorp Wieringerwaard #germany

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Dear All

I am seeking your assistance on the Jewish Work Village (I believe that this
is the Dutch translation of Joodse Werkdorp)in Wieringerwaard, the
Netherlands. >from the written accounts of the Jewish Emigration Training
Farm, Gross-Breesen in Silesia just out of then Breslau (now Polish Wroclaw)
it is stated that: "On 10th November 1938, all males over eighteen years of
age were separated >from the others and transported, via Breslau, to
Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The group that had been dragged off to
Buchenwald was not released until the middle of December 1938. Most of the
trainees released >from Buchenwald found a temporary haven in the
Netherlands, where they were permitted to await their ultimate emigration
from Europe in the Jewish work camp Wieringerwaard (Joodse Werkdorp
Wieringerwaard)."

I have unequivocal background information confirming that: my father was a
student in Gross-Breesen; was incarcerated at Buchenwald and released; and
subsequently ended up in the Temporary Jews Shelter in East London; before
sailing for Kenya in early 1939 (before the War). However, how it is
unclear how he ended up in London. I was wondering whether he may have made
his way >from Buchenwald (by road or train) to Wierignwaard initially, prior
to obtaining a boat passage to somewhere in the UK or directly to London.

Does anyone know about the Joodse Werkdorp Wieringerwaard? And if so
whether any records were kept (which have survived) of arrivals and
departures? Many thanks in advance

Dave Lichtenstein, Sydney, Australia lichtend@ozemail.com.au


German SIG #Germany Joodse Werkdorp Wieringerwaard #germany

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Dear All

I am seeking your assistance on the Jewish Work Village (I believe that this
is the Dutch translation of Joodse Werkdorp)in Wieringerwaard, the
Netherlands. >from the written accounts of the Jewish Emigration Training
Farm, Gross-Breesen in Silesia just out of then Breslau (now Polish Wroclaw)
it is stated that: "On 10th November 1938, all males over eighteen years of
age were separated >from the others and transported, via Breslau, to
Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The group that had been dragged off to
Buchenwald was not released until the middle of December 1938. Most of the
trainees released >from Buchenwald found a temporary haven in the
Netherlands, where they were permitted to await their ultimate emigration
from Europe in the Jewish work camp Wieringerwaard (Joodse Werkdorp
Wieringerwaard)."

I have unequivocal background information confirming that: my father was a
student in Gross-Breesen; was incarcerated at Buchenwald and released; and
subsequently ended up in the Temporary Jews Shelter in East London; before
sailing for Kenya in early 1939 (before the War). However, how it is
unclear how he ended up in London. I was wondering whether he may have made
his way >from Buchenwald (by road or train) to Wierignwaard initially, prior
to obtaining a boat passage to somewhere in the UK or directly to London.

Does anyone know about the Joodse Werkdorp Wieringerwaard? And if so
whether any records were kept (which have survived) of arrivals and
departures? Many thanks in advance

Dave Lichtenstein, Sydney, Australia lichtend@ozemail.com.au


Translation please: ROSENFELS, Augsburg and Rouxville #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

I have been sent images of two brief letters written in German by
Julius ROSENFELS, living in southern Africa, to his brother Jakob,
living in Augsburg.

The first was written in 1897:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21736

The second was written in 1901:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21737

I would be grateful for translations of these. Thanks in advance,

Adam YAMEY, London, UK <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


German SIG #Germany Translation please: ROSENFELS, Augsburg and Rouxville #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

I have been sent images of two brief letters written in German by
Julius ROSENFELS, living in southern Africa, to his brother Jakob,
living in Augsburg.

The first was written in 1897:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21736

The second was written in 1901:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21737

I would be grateful for translations of these. Thanks in advance,

Adam YAMEY, London, UK <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>

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