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Re: Census lists for Podolia and Odessa provinces #ukraine

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I did the Bessarabia Duma list project so I know about it but am not an
expert on other areas. However, the Dumas were for all over the entire
Russian area so I assume that there were Dumas lists for Podolia and
Odessa area. The list of all people eligible to vote were listed in the
newspapers across about 6 months worth of publications. I found a
library that had copies of the Russian newspapers for the Bessarabian
area and went through each newspaper copying the lists (close to 1000
copies made). You would need to see if there are any copies of Russian
newspapers >from the Podolia and Odessa areas in that time period, find
the appropriate pages, copy them and then transliterate them. A large
project but it is the only way that I know to get that kind of information.

Terry Lasky
Colorado, USA

Subject: Census list for Podolia and Odessa provinces?
From: "Zelda Gamson" <Zelda.Gamson@umb.edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 20:36:40 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

There is a Duma voters' list for Bessarabia and Kiev provinces in 1906. =
Are there such lists for Podolia and Odessa (Kherson) provinces?

Zelda Gamson, researching Ladyzhensky, Ostrovsky, Finkelstein


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Census lists for Podolia and Odessa provinces #ukraine

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I did the Bessarabia Duma list project so I know about it but am not an
expert on other areas. However, the Dumas were for all over the entire
Russian area so I assume that there were Dumas lists for Podolia and
Odessa area. The list of all people eligible to vote were listed in the
newspapers across about 6 months worth of publications. I found a
library that had copies of the Russian newspapers for the Bessarabian
area and went through each newspaper copying the lists (close to 1000
copies made). You would need to see if there are any copies of Russian
newspapers >from the Podolia and Odessa areas in that time period, find
the appropriate pages, copy them and then transliterate them. A large
project but it is the only way that I know to get that kind of information.

Terry Lasky
Colorado, USA

Subject: Census list for Podolia and Odessa provinces?
From: "Zelda Gamson" <Zelda.Gamson@umb.edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 20:36:40 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

There is a Duma voters' list for Bessarabia and Kiev provinces in 1906. =
Are there such lists for Podolia and Odessa (Kherson) provinces?

Zelda Gamson, researching Ladyzhensky, Ostrovsky, Finkelstein


Seek Help with Getting Copies Of Visa's On ancestors who came in through New York #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I have read all the informative postings regarding immigrant visas for
aliens coming to america after 1924. I had sent three requests to the
USCIS branch in Washington requesting copies of the visa's under the
FOIA regulations. >from one of the postings it said that those records
are held at another branch, and now i wonder if my request will ever
get worked on. I also heard that it might take over a year to get
information and i think that is so wrong.

My question is can anyone go into these branches to do research and
make copies of these records. If, so I would love to find someone who
could volunteer to help me get copies if they live in the area of Lee
Summit, MO the branch where these records are supposed to be. Any and
all help is appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg (USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seek Help with Getting Copies Of Visa's On ancestors who came in through New York #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I have read all the informative postings regarding immigrant visas for
aliens coming to america after 1924. I had sent three requests to the
USCIS branch in Washington requesting copies of the visa's under the
FOIA regulations. >from one of the postings it said that those records
are held at another branch, and now i wonder if my request will ever
get worked on. I also heard that it might take over a year to get
information and i think that is so wrong.

My question is can anyone go into these branches to do research and
make copies of these records. If, so I would love to find someone who
could volunteer to help me get copies if they live in the area of Lee
Summit, MO the branch where these records are supposed to be. Any and
all help is appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg (USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


Looking for Harry RIFKIN(D) of Chicago #general

Bruce Rubenstein, M.D. <bruce.rubenstein@...>
 

I am looking for a Harry (Hershel) RIFKIND or variant spelling
(Rivkin, Revkind, etc.) who was originally >from Chicago. He was an
only child to mother "Bubel" Dubovsky Rifkind. Harry's father was
apparently not in the picture. I estimate Harry was born 1920-1930
and I know he was in Chicago at least in 1950.

If anyone has any information, please contact me at my email
address. Thank you.

Bruce Rubenstein
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Harry RIFKIN(D) of Chicago #general

Bruce Rubenstein, M.D. <bruce.rubenstein@...>
 

I am looking for a Harry (Hershel) RIFKIND or variant spelling
(Rivkin, Revkind, etc.) who was originally >from Chicago. He was an
only child to mother "Bubel" Dubovsky Rifkind. Harry's father was
apparently not in the picture. I estimate Harry was born 1920-1930
and I know he was in Chicago at least in 1950.

If anyone has any information, please contact me at my email
address. Thank you.

Bruce Rubenstein
New York City


The common name for Nesanajl #general

Charles and Perla Leinkram <cpleinkram@...>
 

My husband's grandfather's first name was Nesanajl. Is that the same as
Nathan or Nathaniel?
Thanking you in anticipation.
Perla Leinkram


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The common name for Nesanajl #general

Charles and Perla Leinkram <cpleinkram@...>
 

My husband's grandfather's first name was Nesanajl. Is that the same as
Nathan or Nathaniel?
Thanking you in anticipation.
Perla Leinkram


FW: RE: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #general

Harvey Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

The Edinburgh Jewish community dates >from 1816, and is the oldest in Scotland.
There are around 500-700 Jews in the city.
The only sites of Jewish interest I can think of in Edinburgh are:
The Edinburgh Synagogue in Salisbury Road - dates >from the 1930s
The oldest Jewish cemetery in Scotland in Sciennes House Place
(formerly Braid Place) , in use 1820-1867.
The Jewish section of Newington (Echobank) cemetery dates >from the 1860s.
The current Jewish cemetery is Piershill.
There is a street named after Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches, who led the
congregation pre-WW2 for many years.

Harvey L Kaplan
Glasgow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FW: RE: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #general

Harvey Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

The Edinburgh Jewish community dates >from 1816, and is the oldest in Scotland.
There are around 500-700 Jews in the city.
The only sites of Jewish interest I can think of in Edinburgh are:
The Edinburgh Synagogue in Salisbury Road - dates >from the 1930s
The oldest Jewish cemetery in Scotland in Sciennes House Place
(formerly Braid Place) , in use 1820-1867.
The Jewish section of Newington (Echobank) cemetery dates >from the 1860s.
The current Jewish cemetery is Piershill.
There is a street named after Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches, who led the
congregation pre-WW2 for many years.

Harvey L Kaplan
Glasgow


Re: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #unitedkingdom

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

<Asbury8@aol.com> wrote in message news:58b.65fb735.32aef0af@aol.com...
I will be traveling to Edinburgh shortly. I like to visit Jewish and
Jewish-oriented sites when I travel, but I have not been able to come up
with any in Edinburgh (beyond the two synagogues). Yes, I have contacted
the congregations there by e-mail...still awaiting responses. One of the
congregations has interesting information about the history and current
life
of Jews in the city, but this is not regarding any sites to see.
The Orthodox synagogue and 2 cemeteries are given as "listed" buildings:
Synagogue - Salisbury Road, Newington EH16. (James Miller 1929-32) Listed
Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Sciennes House Place (Braid Place), Causewayside, EH9.
(1820) Listed Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Jewish Section Newington Cemetery, Echobank, EH16. (1867)
Listed Scottish B List

http://www.j-scot.org.uk/Four_Corners/newsletters/06x_4C_11.pdf is the
newsletter of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.

The Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society goes back to 1888 "with the purpose of
bringing British culture to the Jewish immigrant population of Edinburgh"
http://www.ejls.org/ - a piece of living history!

Nick Landau
London, UK

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

<Asbury8@aol.com> wrote in message news:58b.65fb735.32aef0af@aol.com...
I will be traveling to Edinburgh shortly. I like to visit Jewish and
Jewish-oriented sites when I travel, but I have not been able to come up
with any in Edinburgh (beyond the two synagogues). Yes, I have contacted
the congregations there by e-mail...still awaiting responses. One of the
congregations has interesting information about the history and current
life
of Jews in the city, but this is not regarding any sites to see.
The Orthodox synagogue and 2 cemeteries are given as "listed" buildings:
Synagogue - Salisbury Road, Newington EH16. (James Miller 1929-32) Listed
Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Sciennes House Place (Braid Place), Causewayside, EH9.
(1820) Listed Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Jewish Section Newington Cemetery, Echobank, EH16. (1867)
Listed Scottish B List

http://www.j-scot.org.uk/Four_Corners/newsletters/06x_4C_11.pdf is the
newsletter of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.

The Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society goes back to 1888 "with the purpose of
bringing British culture to the Jewish immigrant population of Edinburgh"
http://www.ejls.org/ - a piece of living history!

Nick Landau
London, UK

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


Re: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #unitedkingdom

Philip Freidenreich
 

David Daiches, the son of Rabbi Dr. Daiches, wrote a
memoir entitiled "Two Worlds, A Jewish Childhood in
Edinburgh," Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York,
1954, Library of Congress Number 56-6656.

Phil Freidenreich


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #general

Philip Freidenreich
 

David Daiches, the son of Rabbi Dr. Daiches, wrote a
memoir entitiled "Two Worlds, A Jewish Childhood in
Edinburgh," Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York,
1954, Library of Congress Number 56-6656.

Phil Freidenreich


Morris FEIN; born c. 1900-1910; Warsaw? Poland to U.S. (Chicago?); #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

Looking for info or descendants of a cousin of my wife's family:
Morris FEIN, son of Pauline (WINEFIELD) and _______ Fein.
Pauline was born around 1884 in Warsaw, Poland and
married [unknown] FEIN. Their child Morris FEIN came to the U.S.
Where he lived is unclear, although Pauline's siblings all lived
in the Chicago area. Pauline's siblings: Samuel WINEFIELD,
Adolph WINEFIELD, Sophie (WINEFIELD) EHRLICH,
Anna (WINEFIELD) FOX. Whether Pauline came to the U.S. is also
unclear, but she supposedly was married again to [unknown] DOLMAJ,
who lived in the U.S.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@zenderthurston.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Morris FEIN; born c. 1900-1910; Warsaw? Poland to U.S. (Chicago?); #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

Looking for info or descendants of a cousin of my wife's family:
Morris FEIN, son of Pauline (WINEFIELD) and _______ Fein.
Pauline was born around 1884 in Warsaw, Poland and
married [unknown] FEIN. Their child Morris FEIN came to the U.S.
Where he lived is unclear, although Pauline's siblings all lived
in the Chicago area. Pauline's siblings: Samuel WINEFIELD,
Adolph WINEFIELD, Sophie (WINEFIELD) EHRLICH,
Anna (WINEFIELD) FOX. Whether Pauline came to the U.S. is also
unclear, but she supposedly was married again to [unknown] DOLMAJ,
who lived in the U.S.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@zenderthurston.com


search for alternate surname HOFFMAN #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

David Brener has requested information about alternative surname for
HOFFMAN in South Carolina. One possible source of information which
may have been overlooked -- county-wide compilations of upstanding
citizens were often compiled in the 1800's (sort of a "Who's Who" in
XX County) These large books often contained gems of information
about each person's background, place of origin, family members,
dates of arrival, etc. The subscribers (??) may have paid to have
their biographies included. It is worth a try to inquire whether
such a book exists for the counties mentioned in the search request.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen search for alternate surname HOFFMAN #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

David Brener has requested information about alternative surname for
HOFFMAN in South Carolina. One possible source of information which
may have been overlooked -- county-wide compilations of upstanding
citizens were often compiled in the 1800's (sort of a "Who's Who" in
XX County) These large books often contained gems of information
about each person's background, place of origin, family members,
dates of arrival, etc. The subscribers (??) may have paid to have
their biographies included. It is worth a try to inquire whether
such a book exists for the counties mentioned in the search request.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


Re: ViewMate VM 9018 Yiddish to English translation from Lowicz Yizkor book #general

NATALIE LAMB
 

I have received several responses to my translation request and no longer
need to trouble anyone to do this for me. I have written to everyone
individually to thank them, and it proves once again what a wonderful
community JewishGen is.

The translators are generally agreed that the committee members in the photo
comprised Poles, Jews and Volksdeutsche (people of ethnic German origins).
Having now established that my grandmother's brother Michal ROZENDORN was a
member of the Citizen's Committee of Lowicz in 1915, it makes me wonder what
the duties and responsibilities of such a position might have been.

Since I have other photos (although previously unidentified) of him wearing
his armband of office, I deduce that he must have felt quite honoured to
serve the Lowicz community in this way.

If anyone has any thoughts about what this committee actually did and
whether similar committees existed at that time in other shtetls, please let
me know.

Natalie Lamb
Berkshire, England
Natalie.Lamb@btinternet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ViewMate VM 9018 Yiddish to English translation from Lowicz Yizkor book #general

NATALIE LAMB
 

I have received several responses to my translation request and no longer
need to trouble anyone to do this for me. I have written to everyone
individually to thank them, and it proves once again what a wonderful
community JewishGen is.

The translators are generally agreed that the committee members in the photo
comprised Poles, Jews and Volksdeutsche (people of ethnic German origins).
Having now established that my grandmother's brother Michal ROZENDORN was a
member of the Citizen's Committee of Lowicz in 1915, it makes me wonder what
the duties and responsibilities of such a position might have been.

Since I have other photos (although previously unidentified) of him wearing
his armband of office, I deduce that he must have felt quite honoured to
serve the Lowicz community in this way.

If anyone has any thoughts about what this committee actually did and
whether similar committees existed at that time in other shtetls, please let
me know.

Natalie Lamb
Berkshire, England
Natalie.Lamb@btinternet.com