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Re: Help with the town of Kashmin #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Dear David:

First of all, please register your interests with the JewishGen Family
Finder. Lots of people read this mailing list, but JGFF has over
200,000 registered researchers, including quite a few for Pleszew and...

"Kashmin" is probably Koschmin, now Kozmin. It's about 15 km WSW of
Pleszew/Pleschen, and halfway between Krotoszyn and Jarocin.

A good source of info would be Heppner & Herzberg, _Aus Vergangenheit
und Gegenwart der Juden und der jued. Gemeinden in den Posener Landen_
(Koschmin and Bromberg, 1909). Dr. Heppner was the rabbi in Koschmin at
the time. pp. 541-553 deal with Koschmin. It's downloadable--anyone
have the URL handy? I seem to have misplaced it.

By the way, the 90% figure ("not naturalized") is problematic. There
are over 5000 names on the naturalization list >from 1834-5. They are
all heads of households or other individuals living independently. Even
using a conservative figure of 3 people per family (4 or 4.5 is more
common), this means that 15000 Jews were naturalized at that time. Did
Posen really have a Jewish population of 150,000? I don't think so.

Finally, there are some LDS films with records >from Pleschen and
Koschmin. Check out http://www.jri-poland.org or
http://www.familysearch.org for more details.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ


BRENERDA@aol.com wrote:

Goal: identify town know as Kashmin on a US tombstone in 1868 as it relates
to the birth of deceased's father about 1795. I have searched JewishGen
sources. See details that follow.
After 30 years, the tombstone of my great great grandfather Sylvester Louis
Levy was found in Memphis, TN where he died in 1868. It reveals, after much
study of a worn stone, that he was the son of Kasrie-l LEVY >from the town of
Kashmin.
The family is of "German" heritage with the various censuses using an
assortment of names that relate to Germany.The family arrived in US about 1857
via NYC (passenger list not yet found.) According to the 1876 NYC marriage
license of Sylvester Louis Levy's daughter Mary, she was born in Pleschen,
Posen, Prussia. Pleschen is both the name of a county (my term) and a city.
In the county, in addition to Pleschen are the towns of Neustadt, Jaroczin and
Mischkow. This information I got >from Edward Luft's book the Naturalized Jews
of the Grand Duchy of Posen, in 1834 and 1835. As luck would have it, my Levy
family was among the 90% not Naturalized and thus not listed. Today, I think
Pleschen is now Pleszew, Poland. This threw me as I always assumed family was
from Bavaria.
So, I seek help in identifying the town of Kashmin and how close it may
be to Pleschen. Keep in mind that there is at least 60 years between
Kasrie-l's circa 1795 birth and Mary's 1856 birth.
I can send the Hebrew transcription of the town >from the stone and an actual
picture of the stone. The person who finally was able to read the tombstone
was a elderly orthodox rabbi and I have little doubt as to his accuracy.
I also seek who or what I could contact for the records of the Jews of
Pleschen for the mid 1800's. Actually, any insight into any of this would be
appreciated. I have fully researched my families US history, this is my first
overseas venture.
MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Family Finder is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with the town of Kashmin #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Dear David:

First of all, please register your interests with the JewishGen Family
Finder. Lots of people read this mailing list, but JGFF has over
200,000 registered researchers, including quite a few for Pleszew and...

"Kashmin" is probably Koschmin, now Kozmin. It's about 15 km WSW of
Pleszew/Pleschen, and halfway between Krotoszyn and Jarocin.

A good source of info would be Heppner & Herzberg, _Aus Vergangenheit
und Gegenwart der Juden und der jued. Gemeinden in den Posener Landen_
(Koschmin and Bromberg, 1909). Dr. Heppner was the rabbi in Koschmin at
the time. pp. 541-553 deal with Koschmin. It's downloadable--anyone
have the URL handy? I seem to have misplaced it.

By the way, the 90% figure ("not naturalized") is problematic. There
are over 5000 names on the naturalization list >from 1834-5. They are
all heads of households or other individuals living independently. Even
using a conservative figure of 3 people per family (4 or 4.5 is more
common), this means that 15000 Jews were naturalized at that time. Did
Posen really have a Jewish population of 150,000? I don't think so.

Finally, there are some LDS films with records >from Pleschen and
Koschmin. Check out http://www.jri-poland.org or
http://www.familysearch.org for more details.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ


BRENERDA@aol.com wrote:

Goal: identify town know as Kashmin on a US tombstone in 1868 as it relates
to the birth of deceased's father about 1795. I have searched JewishGen
sources. See details that follow.
After 30 years, the tombstone of my great great grandfather Sylvester Louis
Levy was found in Memphis, TN where he died in 1868. It reveals, after much
study of a worn stone, that he was the son of Kasrie-l LEVY >from the town of
Kashmin.
The family is of "German" heritage with the various censuses using an
assortment of names that relate to Germany.The family arrived in US about 1857
via NYC (passenger list not yet found.) According to the 1876 NYC marriage
license of Sylvester Louis Levy's daughter Mary, she was born in Pleschen,
Posen, Prussia. Pleschen is both the name of a county (my term) and a city.
In the county, in addition to Pleschen are the towns of Neustadt, Jaroczin and
Mischkow. This information I got >from Edward Luft's book the Naturalized Jews
of the Grand Duchy of Posen, in 1834 and 1835. As luck would have it, my Levy
family was among the 90% not Naturalized and thus not listed. Today, I think
Pleschen is now Pleszew, Poland. This threw me as I always assumed family was
from Bavaria.
So, I seek help in identifying the town of Kashmin and how close it may
be to Pleschen. Keep in mind that there is at least 60 years between
Kasrie-l's circa 1795 birth and Mary's 1856 birth.
I can send the Hebrew transcription of the town >from the stone and an actual
picture of the stone. The person who finally was able to read the tombstone
was a elderly orthodox rabbi and I have little doubt as to his accuracy.
I also seek who or what I could contact for the records of the Jews of
Pleschen for the mid 1800's. Actually, any insight into any of this would be
appreciated. I have fully researched my families US history, this is my first
overseas venture.
MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Family Finder is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


Jeruslam IGS July lecture #general

msleag@...
 

Dear Genners
On Wednesday the 26th of July, the Jerusalem branch of IGS will hold its
monthly lecture. Mr. Shmuel Even Or co-founder of IGS and Holder of Yakir Hag"ai
award will speak about the story of BNEI YONA - A 19th century Jewish family in
Eretz Israel and their descendents.
The meeting will be held at Beit Frankfurter, Derech Beit Lechem 80 Baka'a.
18:15 Library Opens
19:30 Ms. Tamar Maor will give a short talk on "How to write down memories
or family history".
19:45 Lecture.
You are all invited.

Dr. Lea Gedalia ,Jerusalem
For Questions and clarifications contact
msleag@bezeqint.net or call 02-5815428


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jeruslam IGS July lecture #general

msleag@...
 

Dear Genners
On Wednesday the 26th of July, the Jerusalem branch of IGS will hold its
monthly lecture. Mr. Shmuel Even Or co-founder of IGS and Holder of Yakir Hag"ai
award will speak about the story of BNEI YONA - A 19th century Jewish family in
Eretz Israel and their descendents.
The meeting will be held at Beit Frankfurter, Derech Beit Lechem 80 Baka'a.
18:15 Library Opens
19:30 Ms. Tamar Maor will give a short talk on "How to write down memories
or family history".
19:45 Lecture.
You are all invited.

Dr. Lea Gedalia ,Jerusalem
For Questions and clarifications contact
msleag@bezeqint.net or call 02-5815428


Re: FTDNA Surname Projects - Are you in one? #dna

Elise
 

On 2006.07.23, Sam Vass <SVass@comcast.net> wrote:

Let me make a pitch for an additional solution. There is a "Jewish
DNA Project" at FTDNA that can be reached at http://tinyurl.com/zjbpc
The left side of screen has a request to join the group which you
should select. You can join this project even if you belong to a
surname project and a haplogroup project.
Of course, joining the Jewish Heritage Project is a good idea for an
overall study of Jewish ancestry. This project, among other large
Jewish studies, will also be included in my list of projects.

However, there are many surname studies out there, run by people who
are trying to specifically prove links between "unconnected"
families with the same surname. The majority of the projects at
FTDNA are surname projects that exist specifically for this reason.

The purpose of the Jewish project list will be to help show
JewishGenners who are new to DNA testing, or who are skeptical of
it, just what is out there already and to encourage them to use this
worthwhile tool in their genealogy research.

I recommend this because you can find deep relatives >from prior to the
time surnames were adopted. I have found fourteen others >from such
diverse locations as Kovno, L'viv, Oswiecim, Varin, Kamenets, etc.
These individuals with various surnames match my haplogroup and are
exact matches at twelve markers (or one off). Extended testing proves
that they share a rare haplogroup. Note that this also aids in the
understanding of Jewish migration through Europe.
Just a quick comment/clarification here. You do not need to
participate in a project just to find different-surname genetic
matches. Just go to your FTDNA Setup Preferences page and make sure
you have selected to be matched against the entire database instead
of being matched only to people in your projects. Limiting your
matches to your projects unnecessarily cuts you off >from the
majority of FTDNA's database, which now includes over 100,000 DNA
records.

Elise Friedman
Baltimore, Maryland
Palevsky: A Genealogical Study
http://www.research.palevsky.net
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Palevsky


DNA Research #DNA RE: FTDNA Surname Projects - Are you in one? #dna

Elise
 

On 2006.07.23, Sam Vass <SVass@comcast.net> wrote:

Let me make a pitch for an additional solution. There is a "Jewish
DNA Project" at FTDNA that can be reached at http://tinyurl.com/zjbpc
The left side of screen has a request to join the group which you
should select. You can join this project even if you belong to a
surname project and a haplogroup project.
Of course, joining the Jewish Heritage Project is a good idea for an
overall study of Jewish ancestry. This project, among other large
Jewish studies, will also be included in my list of projects.

However, there are many surname studies out there, run by people who
are trying to specifically prove links between "unconnected"
families with the same surname. The majority of the projects at
FTDNA are surname projects that exist specifically for this reason.

The purpose of the Jewish project list will be to help show
JewishGenners who are new to DNA testing, or who are skeptical of
it, just what is out there already and to encourage them to use this
worthwhile tool in their genealogy research.

I recommend this because you can find deep relatives >from prior to the
time surnames were adopted. I have found fourteen others >from such
diverse locations as Kovno, L'viv, Oswiecim, Varin, Kamenets, etc.
These individuals with various surnames match my haplogroup and are
exact matches at twelve markers (or one off). Extended testing proves
that they share a rare haplogroup. Note that this also aids in the
understanding of Jewish migration through Europe.
Just a quick comment/clarification here. You do not need to
participate in a project just to find different-surname genetic
matches. Just go to your FTDNA Setup Preferences page and make sure
you have selected to be matched against the entire database instead
of being matched only to people in your projects. Limiting your
matches to your projects unnecessarily cuts you off >from the
majority of FTDNA's database, which now includes over 100,000 DNA
records.

Elise Friedman
Baltimore, Maryland
Palevsky: A Genealogical Study
http://www.research.palevsky.net
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Palevsky


Yatwich/Yatchwich (shtetl/dorf) #belarus

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear SIG,
Am seeking ROZANSKY, MIRANSKY, BILINSKY, TOBIAS >from phonetically spelled Yatwich or Yatchwich, a, town or dorf (very small town) in Belarus, on the train route >from Sverzhen/Stowbtsy, according to a great aunt, born in Sverzhen in 1911 and sent to family in Yatwich during WW I where food was not as scarce. Is the town Yasevichi? Is anyone else researching it without perhaps having entered it in the Family Finder?
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
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Researching TOBIAS,ROZANSKY,MIRANSKY, BILINSKY, FOGEL,PROTAS,RUSEK,TRIBUKH Belarus: NovyySverzhen,Stolbtsy,Mir,Baranovichi,Lyakhavichi,Yasevichi, Novogrudok GUREWICZ,DRASNAN Belarus: Dolginovo,Vileika


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yatwich/Yatchwich (shtetl/dorf) #belarus

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear SIG,
Am seeking ROZANSKY, MIRANSKY, BILINSKY, TOBIAS >from phonetically spelled Yatwich or Yatchwich, a, town or dorf (very small town) in Belarus, on the train route >from Sverzhen/Stowbtsy, according to a great aunt, born in Sverzhen in 1911 and sent to family in Yatwich during WW I where food was not as scarce. Is the town Yasevichi? Is anyone else researching it without perhaps having entered it in the Family Finder?
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your location or they will not be posted.
Researching TOBIAS,ROZANSKY,MIRANSKY, BILINSKY, FOGEL,PROTAS,RUSEK,TRIBUKH Belarus: NovyySverzhen,Stolbtsy,Mir,Baranovichi,Lyakhavichi,Yasevichi, Novogrudok GUREWICZ,DRASNAN Belarus: Dolginovo,Vileika


Searching about BALBACHAN #romania

Eduardo L. Balbachan <elb@...>
 

My name is Eduardo Balbachan and I'm looking for any data about my
ancestors.
"Balbachan", "Bolbachan" or "Bolbochan" are three interchangeable
spelling of my surname which appear in different members of my family.
By oral tradition of my relatives I know that they came >from Bessarabia
(nowadays Moldova or Romania)
They departed >from Odessa, shipped by the Jewish Colonization
Association
(JCA- Baron Maurice Hirsch) on 5th october 1894 aboard of the steamship
"Bosforo" and arrived Genoa where they took a second steamship "Manilla"
and
finally they arrived on 27th november 1894 to Argentina where they
settled in
two colonies of the JCA. The original group who arrived on that trip was
composed by my greatgrandfather Mosche Balbachan, his wife Kaile ROITMAN
and six children: Haim, Baruch, Selmann, Lazar (my grandfather), Meilach and
Leiba Balbachan (or BALBATZAN as they were annotated in the ship list). The whole group who
came to Argentina in that trip was named Soroki II because all they were
gathered at Soroki (a city of Besarabia
nowadays belonging to Moldova). Here in Argentina they lived in two
colonies named Akkerman I and II (which are a part of the great colony
Lucienville of Entre Ríos).
My grandfather Lazar was married to Witta ABRAMZON (or Abramson) here in
Argentina. Witta Abramzon had also come in that ship (Manilla) in the
same trip, with her parents Abram and Brana Abramzon.
I also know that there were some Balbachan who lived at Kishinev
(Besarabia)
Best regards
Eduardo Balbachan
elb@pccp.com.ar
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Romania SIG #Romania Searching about BALBACHAN #romania

Eduardo L. Balbachan <elb@...>
 

My name is Eduardo Balbachan and I'm looking for any data about my
ancestors.
"Balbachan", "Bolbachan" or "Bolbochan" are three interchangeable
spelling of my surname which appear in different members of my family.
By oral tradition of my relatives I know that they came >from Bessarabia
(nowadays Moldova or Romania)
They departed >from Odessa, shipped by the Jewish Colonization
Association
(JCA- Baron Maurice Hirsch) on 5th october 1894 aboard of the steamship
"Bosforo" and arrived Genoa where they took a second steamship "Manilla"
and
finally they arrived on 27th november 1894 to Argentina where they
settled in
two colonies of the JCA. The original group who arrived on that trip was
composed by my greatgrandfather Mosche Balbachan, his wife Kaile ROITMAN
and six children: Haim, Baruch, Selmann, Lazar (my grandfather), Meilach and
Leiba Balbachan (or BALBATZAN as they were annotated in the ship list). The whole group who
came to Argentina in that trip was named Soroki II because all they were
gathered at Soroki (a city of Besarabia
nowadays belonging to Moldova). Here in Argentina they lived in two
colonies named Akkerman I and II (which are a part of the great colony
Lucienville of Entre Ríos).
My grandfather Lazar was married to Witta ABRAMZON (or Abramson) here in
Argentina. Witta Abramzon had also come in that ship (Manilla) in the
same trip, with her parents Abram and Brana Abramzon.
I also know that there were some Balbachan who lived at Kishinev
(Besarabia)
Best regards
Eduardo Balbachan
elb@pccp.com.ar
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Opinion Survey - Facial Features Recognition #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

We shouldn't be surprised that members of the same bloodline can
share similar facial features. In my case I once compared a picture
of my father at about age 13 with one of my first cousins, a son of
my father's brother at about the same age. The similarities were
striking. The hair and especially the ears.

I have only been into genealogy research for about 10 years. In
all that time I have never come across a database of portraits with
vital data. Sure I have seen a lot of group pictures and even some
photographs of up close faces, but never a logically arranged set of
photos linked to vital data on the person.

Imagine this as an every day occurrence in my search for
relatives. I find a surname of interest (WEISER), if there is another
person to contact I do via email or letter. We exchange what we know
about our family >from Kolomyya or surrounding area, but we find no
specific linkage between my Weisers and their Weisers. The matter is
dropped. Now picture this. I search the web and find a database of
photographs along with the vital data. I can now cross-check the
vital data and the facial features to determine the chance of a
family connection. Having those facial features certainly does not
positively make a connection decision possible,but it does add
another possible clue to aid in making that decision.

*Opinion Survey*
Please take a few minutes to submit to me your opinion, pro or
con, on establishing a facial photograph with vital data as much as
known kind of database. The database might be posted on individual
SIG web sites or we could try to get JewishGen interested in
establishing
such a database.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring, MD USA

MODERATOR NOTE: To propose new JewishGen databases, write to the
Support Desk at support@jewishgen.org .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Opinion Survey - Facial Features Recognition #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

We shouldn't be surprised that members of the same bloodline can
share similar facial features. In my case I once compared a picture
of my father at about age 13 with one of my first cousins, a son of
my father's brother at about the same age. The similarities were
striking. The hair and especially the ears.

I have only been into genealogy research for about 10 years. In
all that time I have never come across a database of portraits with
vital data. Sure I have seen a lot of group pictures and even some
photographs of up close faces, but never a logically arranged set of
photos linked to vital data on the person.

Imagine this as an every day occurrence in my search for
relatives. I find a surname of interest (WEISER), if there is another
person to contact I do via email or letter. We exchange what we know
about our family >from Kolomyya or surrounding area, but we find no
specific linkage between my Weisers and their Weisers. The matter is
dropped. Now picture this. I search the web and find a database of
photographs along with the vital data. I can now cross-check the
vital data and the facial features to determine the chance of a
family connection. Having those facial features certainly does not
positively make a connection decision possible,but it does add
another possible clue to aid in making that decision.

*Opinion Survey*
Please take a few minutes to submit to me your opinion, pro or
con, on establishing a facial photograph with vital data as much as
known kind of database. The database might be posted on individual
SIG web sites or we could try to get JewishGen interested in
establishing
such a database.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring, MD USA

MODERATOR NOTE: To propose new JewishGen databases, write to the
Support Desk at support@jewishgen.org .


Identification of people in Photograph #general

Inbal Livne <ballydoodle@...>
 

Dear all,
I have posted a photograph on viewmate
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html (VM8215) of the wedding of
Harry Raphael (of Darlington) and Betty Greenberg (of Glasgow) in the 1920s.
I would love to know if anyone recognises any of the other people in the
group as there are a lot of people and i can only identify some of them as
family.
Please respond off list,
Thanks

Inbal Livne


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Identification of people in Photograph #general

Inbal Livne <ballydoodle@...>
 

Dear all,
I have posted a photograph on viewmate
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html (VM8215) of the wedding of
Harry Raphael (of Darlington) and Betty Greenberg (of Glasgow) in the 1920s.
I would love to know if anyone recognises any of the other people in the
group as there are a lot of people and i can only identify some of them as
family.
Please respond off list,
Thanks

Inbal Livne


Re: Kohen alternate surnames #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 18:06:41 UTC, dpcohen@bellsouth.net (David P Cohen) wrote:

Sat, 22 Jul 2006, Jane Zeman Smith asked about the surname "Kohen". It has
been disguised or translated to vernacular in host countries, viz.
Kahn/Schiff in Germany, Kaplan in Poland Sacerdote in Italy, Aronow, B'Aron
or many others.

Otherwise, kohanim have adopted secular names without regard to parallel
meanings. My Reznik, Rotsztejn, Beron and Rappaport antecedents all were
Kohanim.

David Cohen
Deerfield Beach, Florida
"Reznik" (actually "Rzeznik", where the Zs sound like ZH) means "butcher" in
Polish; your Reznik progenitor was probably a shochet, certainly an occupation
open to kohanim. It is definitely a religious occupation, and does not fall in
the class of "secular names".

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

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valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL above -- no
Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form there.


Rodesh Shalom Cemetery, NY #general

Batya Olsen
 

Hello All,

As part of the IAJGS Conference, I plan to go on a couple of the
conference cemetery trips.

According to information I have, my grandfather's sister, Rebecca
AJZENSHMIDT WACHT (1830-1923) is buried in Rodesh Shalom Cemetery
(supposedly in Queens.) I have not been able to determine where this
cemetery is

Is it a section of a larger cemetery?

I know that Rebecca's son, Gustave WACHT is buried in Maimonides
Cemetery in Brooklyn/Queens, I've called Maimonides and the person on
the phone there did not know of Rodesh Shalom or of Rebecca and Meyer
WACHT.

Can anyone help me on this?

Thank you,

Batya

Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA batyaolsen@gmail.com
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Tsikhovolya, BY),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN (DE), KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US),
RUNKIN, MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kohen alternate surnames #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 18:06:41 UTC, dpcohen@bellsouth.net (David P Cohen) wrote:

Sat, 22 Jul 2006, Jane Zeman Smith asked about the surname "Kohen". It has
been disguised or translated to vernacular in host countries, viz.
Kahn/Schiff in Germany, Kaplan in Poland Sacerdote in Italy, Aronow, B'Aron
or many others.

Otherwise, kohanim have adopted secular names without regard to parallel
meanings. My Reznik, Rotsztejn, Beron and Rappaport antecedents all were
Kohanim.

David Cohen
Deerfield Beach, Florida
"Reznik" (actually "Rzeznik", where the Zs sound like ZH) means "butcher" in
Polish; your Reznik progenitor was probably a shochet, certainly an occupation
open to kohanim. It is definitely a religious occupation, and does not fall in
the class of "secular names".

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is not
valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL above -- no
Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rodesh Shalom Cemetery, NY #general

Batya Olsen
 

Hello All,

As part of the IAJGS Conference, I plan to go on a couple of the
conference cemetery trips.

According to information I have, my grandfather's sister, Rebecca
AJZENSHMIDT WACHT (1830-1923) is buried in Rodesh Shalom Cemetery
(supposedly in Queens.) I have not been able to determine where this
cemetery is

Is it a section of a larger cemetery?

I know that Rebecca's son, Gustave WACHT is buried in Maimonides
Cemetery in Brooklyn/Queens, I've called Maimonides and the person on
the phone there did not know of Rodesh Shalom or of Rebecca and Meyer
WACHT.

Can anyone help me on this?

Thank you,

Batya

Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA batyaolsen@gmail.com
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Tsikhovolya, BY),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN (DE), KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US),
RUNKIN, MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


Gordin from Riga and pictures from Riga #latvia

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Dear All,

My grandfather was Solomon GORDIN ( born in Rokiskis in 1891 to a
family >from the Dvinsk area). He was the son of Zalman GORDIN And
Frida ( maiden name unknown) . The GORDIN family moved >from the
Rezkane/ Dvinsk area to Riga c 1902. My grandfather had two brothers;
Aharon and Lova ( both died in Riga) and two sisters; Berta and Musia.
I was able to find some of their children in Riga last summer. I am
looking for information about other members of the GORDIN family and
about the family of the brother of Frida GORDIN who moved >from Riga
to Berlin c 1920s' and owned a fur business. The family perished in
the holocaust, I creatEd a site for the GORDIN family and riga with
many pictures. You could find it at www.eilatgordinlevitan.com
Thank you very much,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles


Latvia SIG #Latvia Gordin from Riga and pictures from Riga #latvia

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Dear All,

My grandfather was Solomon GORDIN ( born in Rokiskis in 1891 to a
family >from the Dvinsk area). He was the son of Zalman GORDIN And
Frida ( maiden name unknown) . The GORDIN family moved >from the
Rezkane/ Dvinsk area to Riga c 1902. My grandfather had two brothers;
Aharon and Lova ( both died in Riga) and two sisters; Berta and Musia.
I was able to find some of their children in Riga last summer. I am
looking for information about other members of the GORDIN family and
about the family of the brother of Frida GORDIN who moved >from Riga
to Berlin c 1920s' and owned a fur business. The family perished in
the holocaust, I creatEd a site for the GORDIN family and riga with
many pictures. You could find it at www.eilatgordinlevitan.com
Thank you very much,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles