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Lodz ghetto photos #general

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

The U.S. Holocaust Museum has posted photos >from the Lodz ghetto
that were found on glass slides at an estate sale in Potomac
Maryland. Mr. Robert Abrams found them and his name is included in
the courtesy line. The museum is hoping that some of the people shown
in the photos can be identified.

http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/search/ph_catalog.php

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lodz ghetto photos #general

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

The U.S. Holocaust Museum has posted photos >from the Lodz ghetto
that were found on glass slides at an estate sale in Potomac
Maryland. Mr. Robert Abrams found them and his name is included in
the courtesy line. The museum is hoping that some of the people shown
in the photos can be identified.

http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/search/ph_catalog.php

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA


Re: Starting my family roots research in Poland and Romania - need assistance #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

It is sometimes difficult to know how to begin and what to ask at first. So
we put it all out there. I give credit to Eyal for posting the message on
the JGDG.

I recognized the need for some direction, so I wrote to Eyal personally,
found out that the family was based in Mogielnica near Warsaw. I then sent
my message which has basic strategies for getting started and resources for
researching Polish families and towns. In addition, I did a quick check on
the Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names and found his family
members.

It was a small effort on my part, but a welcomed boost to Eyal's confidence
and some direction to realize that this can be done.

Of course, a Jewish Genealogy Society (JGS) is wonderful for networking and
sharing ideas. That's where I too got started pre-internet and continue to
attend when I can. Unfortunately, not everyone knows about the JGS or is
able to attend meetings, nor about the Special Interest Groups. A personal
note is always appropriate. It's important that we take a few minutes to
share our experiences with others when we can, and we all have different
things to share.

I think that Eyal is off to a good start.

I would be happy to send a pdf of my message to researchers for Poland
(and/or also one for Galicia). Please respond to me privately.

Regards,

Shelley

--
Shelley K. Pollero
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net

Ann Rabinowitz wrote:

It is evident that this beginning researcher has posed too big a question to
answer on the digest all at once. Further, Eyal has apparently not read any
of the helpful materials about getting started on the JewishGen site.

What would be more helpful to Eyal, at this point, is to join a Jewish
Genealogy Society in Israel (I am assuming Eyal's location is Israel,
although it is not specified in the post) and speak to researchers there who
can help with each of the distinct branches of the family >from Poland and
Romania.

Sometimes beginning genealogists forget to utilize the Jewish Genealogy
Societies in their areas which are an important source of information and
support. I know that I started out my research as a "newby" with my local
genealogy society, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Miami, whose
generous members pointed me in the right direction. This was prior to the
advent of all of the resources available on the Internet.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Starting my family roots research in Poland and Romania - need assistance #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

It is sometimes difficult to know how to begin and what to ask at first. So
we put it all out there. I give credit to Eyal for posting the message on
the JGDG.

I recognized the need for some direction, so I wrote to Eyal personally,
found out that the family was based in Mogielnica near Warsaw. I then sent
my message which has basic strategies for getting started and resources for
researching Polish families and towns. In addition, I did a quick check on
the Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names and found his family
members.

It was a small effort on my part, but a welcomed boost to Eyal's confidence
and some direction to realize that this can be done.

Of course, a Jewish Genealogy Society (JGS) is wonderful for networking and
sharing ideas. That's where I too got started pre-internet and continue to
attend when I can. Unfortunately, not everyone knows about the JGS or is
able to attend meetings, nor about the Special Interest Groups. A personal
note is always appropriate. It's important that we take a few minutes to
share our experiences with others when we can, and we all have different
things to share.

I think that Eyal is off to a good start.

I would be happy to send a pdf of my message to researchers for Poland
(and/or also one for Galicia). Please respond to me privately.

Regards,

Shelley

--
Shelley K. Pollero
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net

Ann Rabinowitz wrote:

It is evident that this beginning researcher has posed too big a question to
answer on the digest all at once. Further, Eyal has apparently not read any
of the helpful materials about getting started on the JewishGen site.

What would be more helpful to Eyal, at this point, is to join a Jewish
Genealogy Society in Israel (I am assuming Eyal's location is Israel,
although it is not specified in the post) and speak to researchers there who
can help with each of the distinct branches of the family >from Poland and
Romania.

Sometimes beginning genealogists forget to utilize the Jewish Genealogy
Societies in their areas which are an important source of information and
support. I know that I started out my research as a "newby" with my local
genealogy society, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Miami, whose
generous members pointed me in the right direction. This was prior to the
advent of all of the resources available on the Internet.


Re: CYMBALISTA, Rakow, Poland #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Shelley K. Pollero" <rkpollero@comcast.net> wrote

There is a town named Rakow in Galicia, in the district of Dolina. It is
now in Western Ukraine, west of Stanislawow (now Ivano Frankivsk).
See http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/pol-r.html for Rakow

Rakow is in South-East Poland near Staszow. See http://tinyurl.com/maozf for
the Multimap.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) ,
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim and Bad Koenigshofen, Germany),
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: CYMBALISTA, Rakow, Poland #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Shelley K. Pollero" <rkpollero@comcast.net> wrote

There is a town named Rakow in Galicia, in the district of Dolina. It is
now in Western Ukraine, west of Stanislawow (now Ivano Frankivsk).
See http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/pol-r.html for Rakow

Rakow is in South-East Poland near Staszow. See http://tinyurl.com/maozf for
the Multimap.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) ,
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim and Bad Koenigshofen, Germany),
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


Thanks for the wonderful help with possible NYC/LI address #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
Thank you so much for all of your advice and help with the
possible NYC/LI address I was working on.
The consensus seems to be that this address I quoted of
"9912-136th Avenue, Long Island" would probably have been in the
area of Queens that is now part of Aqueduct Raceway and may no longer
exist as a street.
Please realize that I was quoting the address exactly as I
received it which was "9912-136th Avenue" and that I am well aware
that currently this address would be written as 99-12 136th Avenue.
However, styles of writing an address can change between 1925 and now,
and either way it is written, this address still did not show up in any
of the search engines I tried -- and I tried more than one way of
writing the address.
I have tried searching for this Celia Shapiro on the 1930
Census, but no Celia Shapiro shows up as living in Queens on Ancestry's
Everyname index to the 1930 Census. When next I am at NARA-NE I will
try searching for this Queens address on 136th Avenue on the 1930
census by using the microfilm index reel which contains addresses in
major cities including Queens.
I will also try searching to see what Shapiros might be
listed as living at this 136th Avenue address via the Queens City
Directories and Queens early telephone books at the NYPL or at the LI
Division of the Queens Library. And while there, I will also try
searching for older Queens maps that might show where this street once
was.
Todah rabah,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY

Previous Post was: Help with possible NYC/LI address needed
Dear JewishGendom,
I recently was told that in the HIAS fond at the State
Lithuanian Archives there is a record that a Celia Shapiro sent money
in 1925 to a Sura Zurnamer living in Siauliai.
Neither of these women is known to me, and trying to find the
right Celia Shapiro in America is proving to be quite challenging.
I have tried typing in the address I received of "9912-136th
Ave, Long Island" into several online mapping sites such as Mapquest
using the street address plus several alternative place locations such
as a generic Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island, as well as specific
place names which might have a 136th Ave such as Jamaica, Rosedale,
Laurelton, and even Long Island City. But nothing seems to work.
Is anyone familiar with an address of 9912-136th Ave somewhere
on Long Island and can suggest where it might be now???
Todah rabah,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks for the wonderful help with possible NYC/LI address #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
Thank you so much for all of your advice and help with the
possible NYC/LI address I was working on.
The consensus seems to be that this address I quoted of
"9912-136th Avenue, Long Island" would probably have been in the
area of Queens that is now part of Aqueduct Raceway and may no longer
exist as a street.
Please realize that I was quoting the address exactly as I
received it which was "9912-136th Avenue" and that I am well aware
that currently this address would be written as 99-12 136th Avenue.
However, styles of writing an address can change between 1925 and now,
and either way it is written, this address still did not show up in any
of the search engines I tried -- and I tried more than one way of
writing the address.
I have tried searching for this Celia Shapiro on the 1930
Census, but no Celia Shapiro shows up as living in Queens on Ancestry's
Everyname index to the 1930 Census. When next I am at NARA-NE I will
try searching for this Queens address on 136th Avenue on the 1930
census by using the microfilm index reel which contains addresses in
major cities including Queens.
I will also try searching to see what Shapiros might be
listed as living at this 136th Avenue address via the Queens City
Directories and Queens early telephone books at the NYPL or at the LI
Division of the Queens Library. And while there, I will also try
searching for older Queens maps that might show where this street once
was.
Todah rabah,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY

Previous Post was: Help with possible NYC/LI address needed
Dear JewishGendom,
I recently was told that in the HIAS fond at the State
Lithuanian Archives there is a record that a Celia Shapiro sent money
in 1925 to a Sura Zurnamer living in Siauliai.
Neither of these women is known to me, and trying to find the
right Celia Shapiro in America is proving to be quite challenging.
I have tried typing in the address I received of "9912-136th
Ave, Long Island" into several online mapping sites such as Mapquest
using the street address plus several alternative place locations such
as a generic Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island, as well as specific
place names which might have a 136th Ave such as Jamaica, Rosedale,
Laurelton, and even Long Island City. But nothing seems to work.
Is anyone familiar with an address of 9912-136th Ave somewhere
on Long Island and can suggest where it might be now???
Todah rabah,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY


Re: MODOVAN family #romania

Vivian Kahn
 

Dear Claudia,

Are you sure that the spelling of MODOVAN is correct? Could the name
be MOLDOVAN, which was a common name in Sighet and nearby areas of
Transylvania? Gychanhzas is not a Hungarian spelling and must also
be incorrect. "Haz" means house or residence in Hungarian and
"haza" is a very common suffix in place names. There is also a place
called Gyongyoshalasz but it is in Heves, which is closer to
Budapest. There is also a Gyongy that was in Szatmar megye and is
now Guingiu, Romania.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember not to use diacritics and also to include only a
"snippet" of the previous message.


MOLDOVAN Family #romania

rebeka
 

Shalom to all . I correct the spell of the name , witch is MOLDOVAN not
MODOVAN

I found an information about an ship passenger >from hamburg to america NY(
Pennsylvania ship ) in mars1909. His name was Elisic(e) MOLDOVAN. (45 y.o. )
And
His etnicity was Hungary,- Romanian . The record says that his origyn town
Was Gychanhzas but it seems this place don't exist. Does somebody have any
Idea about it or any relation with this family? In America or Hungary or
Romania. I think I just discover why the gran-grandfather of my mum haven't
The tomb here in Romania ... He emigrate in America ... I think this
Elisic(e) Moldovan is our relative..
My main interest was to highlight the lost history of
My mum family throughout the generations . Unfortunately I could not find
Continuity ....maybe because of the both origin sources? Hungarian and
Romanian? Or because some of them left for America and disapear there?...
If somebody know about this story and this family please let us know about
Anything,.. You can write me in private at. ionidia@hotmail.com


Kind Regards,
Claudia Ionita - Bucharest Romania


Romania SIG #Romania Re: MODOVAN family #romania

Vivian Kahn
 

Dear Claudia,

Are you sure that the spelling of MODOVAN is correct? Could the name
be MOLDOVAN, which was a common name in Sighet and nearby areas of
Transylvania? Gychanhzas is not a Hungarian spelling and must also
be incorrect. "Haz" means house or residence in Hungarian and
"haza" is a very common suffix in place names. There is also a place
called Gyongyoshalasz but it is in Heves, which is closer to
Budapest. There is also a Gyongy that was in Szatmar megye and is
now Guingiu, Romania.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember not to use diacritics and also to include only a
"snippet" of the previous message.


Romania SIG #Romania MOLDOVAN Family #romania

rebeka
 

Shalom to all . I correct the spell of the name , witch is MOLDOVAN not
MODOVAN

I found an information about an ship passenger >from hamburg to america NY(
Pennsylvania ship ) in mars1909. His name was Elisic(e) MOLDOVAN. (45 y.o. )
And
His etnicity was Hungary,- Romanian . The record says that his origyn town
Was Gychanhzas but it seems this place don't exist. Does somebody have any
Idea about it or any relation with this family? In America or Hungary or
Romania. I think I just discover why the gran-grandfather of my mum haven't
The tomb here in Romania ... He emigrate in America ... I think this
Elisic(e) Moldovan is our relative..
My main interest was to highlight the lost history of
My mum family throughout the generations . Unfortunately I could not find
Continuity ....maybe because of the both origin sources? Hungarian and
Romanian? Or because some of them left for America and disapear there?...
If somebody know about this story and this family please let us know about
Anything,.. You can write me in private at. ionidia@hotmail.com


Kind Regards,
Claudia Ionita - Bucharest Romania


Why Latvia? #ukraine

Mark and Tamara Shofron
 

Genners:

In 1906 my family immigrated to the US from
Pereyaslav, Ukraine (about 100 miles SE of Kiev.) They
boarded a ship to the US in Libau, Latvia. They lived
a relatively short distance to the Black Sea. Why
would they travel all the way to Latvia to embark for
America? Any ideas?

Mark Shofron
Mesa Arizona

Researching SHOFRON, SCHIFF/ SCHEWEZENSKY


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Why Latvia? #ukraine

Mark and Tamara Shofron
 

Genners:

In 1906 my family immigrated to the US from
Pereyaslav, Ukraine (about 100 miles SE of Kiev.) They
boarded a ship to the US in Libau, Latvia. They lived
a relatively short distance to the Black Sea. Why
would they travel all the way to Latvia to embark for
America? Any ideas?

Mark Shofron
Mesa Arizona

Researching SHOFRON, SCHIFF/ SCHEWEZENSKY


Seeking MIRELS - RUBENSTEIN - GISHEN #southafrica

Katz <aldikat@...>
 

For Gishen Family Tree research:
Looking to establish contact with descendents of Barney (Beryl "Barnett")
and Edith (nee SACKS) GISHEN : Their daughter Esther-Leah ("Essie") GISHEN
married Harry MIRELS, and they have three children: Barry MIRELS, Ian
MIRELS, and Lauren MIRELS; all the Mirels believed to be living in
Johannesburg.
Also seeking Martin RUBENSTEIN, son of the late Gerry and Sonia (nee GISHEN)
Rubenstein. Sonia was the daughter of the late Meron "Myer" and Zarina
GISHEN. Martin is perhaps located in Australia, originally >from
Johannesburg.

If anyone can help with information and contact details, please contact
aldikat@netvision.net.il

Allen Katz


BARUK, 1820 Settler ?? #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Does anyone know if this family actually went to the Cape and if (because of the
Biblical given names and surname that is similar to Baruch) ,was Jewish?

Saul


In August 1819 Daniel BARUK, Physician & Accoucheur, Aged 37 years with
his wife, Mary BARUK Aged 36 and children applied to lead a party of
1820 Settlers to the Cape Colony. (ref: CO48/41 at the National Archives
Kew, London)
children :


Samuel BARUK 17
Fanny BARUK 16
Lewis BARUK 15
Raphael BARUK,Apothecary,19
residing at 21 Mansell Street, Goodmans Fields

A further extract " On August 30 1819 Mr. Astley COOPER has the honour
of informing Lord BATHURST that Dr. BARUK is anxious to proceed to the
Cape of Good Hope as a settler. He has four children with very limited
means of supporting them and he is therefore very anxious to place them
in a situation in which they may have a prospect of providing for
themselves. Dr. BARUK as been known to Mr. A. COOPER for many years and
he has a high opinion of his professional talents"

Dr Baruk wrote "as I have long practised with success as Physician and
Accoucheur, being a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, and a member
of the College of Surgeons in London, this remark will not I trust be
thought too presuming."

He was fluent in Dutch and German. In the light of a surname that seems
close to Baruch, and biblical names of his family, was he Jewish and did
he eventually get permission to go to the Cape under the assisted
passage scheme?

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Seeking MIRELS - RUBENSTEIN - GISHEN #southafrica

Katz <aldikat@...>
 

For Gishen Family Tree research:
Looking to establish contact with descendents of Barney (Beryl "Barnett")
and Edith (nee SACKS) GISHEN : Their daughter Esther-Leah ("Essie") GISHEN
married Harry MIRELS, and they have three children: Barry MIRELS, Ian
MIRELS, and Lauren MIRELS; all the Mirels believed to be living in
Johannesburg.
Also seeking Martin RUBENSTEIN, son of the late Gerry and Sonia (nee GISHEN)
Rubenstein. Sonia was the daughter of the late Meron "Myer" and Zarina
GISHEN. Martin is perhaps located in Australia, originally >from
Johannesburg.

If anyone can help with information and contact details, please contact
aldikat@netvision.net.il

Allen Katz


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica BARUK, 1820 Settler ?? #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Does anyone know if this family actually went to the Cape and if (because of the
Biblical given names and surname that is similar to Baruch) ,was Jewish?

Saul


In August 1819 Daniel BARUK, Physician & Accoucheur, Aged 37 years with
his wife, Mary BARUK Aged 36 and children applied to lead a party of
1820 Settlers to the Cape Colony. (ref: CO48/41 at the National Archives
Kew, London)
children :


Samuel BARUK 17
Fanny BARUK 16
Lewis BARUK 15
Raphael BARUK,Apothecary,19
residing at 21 Mansell Street, Goodmans Fields

A further extract " On August 30 1819 Mr. Astley COOPER has the honour
of informing Lord BATHURST that Dr. BARUK is anxious to proceed to the
Cape of Good Hope as a settler. He has four children with very limited
means of supporting them and he is therefore very anxious to place them
in a situation in which they may have a prospect of providing for
themselves. Dr. BARUK as been known to Mr. A. COOPER for many years and
he has a high opinion of his professional talents"

Dr Baruk wrote "as I have long practised with success as Physician and
Accoucheur, being a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, and a member
of the College of Surgeons in London, this remark will not I trust be
thought too presuming."

He was fluent in Dutch and German. In the light of a surname that seems
close to Baruch, and biblical names of his family, was he Jewish and did
he eventually get permission to go to the Cape under the assisted
passage scheme?

Saul Issroff


Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #lodz #poland

Shirley Rotbein Flaum <sfemail-gen@...>
 

A large number of Holocaust-theme lectures are being presented at the 26th
Annual IAJGS Conference to give attendees the latest and best information
for what many regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3
million records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible
for use in the Conference Resource Room.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, will
introduce the INS Foreign Address and Occupation Index, a new set of records
recently acquired by the Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the USHMM The
index relates to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades
after World War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the
Conference providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of
Holocaust survivors.


There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures as well as an
extraordinary program touching on the widest range of interest .For more
information about the Conference programs and Conference registration, visit
our website at www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


Submitted by
--
Shelley K. Pollero
Immediate Past Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@comcast.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #lodz #poland

Shirley Rotbein Flaum <sfemail-gen@...>
 

A large number of Holocaust-theme lectures are being presented at the 26th
Annual IAJGS Conference to give attendees the latest and best information
for what many regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3
million records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible
for use in the Conference Resource Room.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, will
introduce the INS Foreign Address and Occupation Index, a new set of records
recently acquired by the Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the USHMM The
index relates to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades
after World War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the
Conference providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of
Holocaust survivors.


There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures as well as an
extraordinary program touching on the widest range of interest .For more
information about the Conference programs and Conference registration, visit
our website at www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


Submitted by
--
Shelley K. Pollero
Immediate Past Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@comcast.net
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/