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Re: looking for information on GELB family from Lviv / Lvov / Lemberg #galicia

Israel P
 

They were undoubtedly witnesses to the naming, not to the birth.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem

Jay Lenefsky wrote:

... I got the above address >from my grandmother's birth certificate.
The is a Moses GELB (and a Moses LIEBER) listed as being
witnesses to my grandmother's birth....


Contact info for Hany Wenkert Schorr #galicia

Emily Garber <gilah@...>
 

I have tried to contact Hany Wenkert Schorr via JG Family Finder
- to no avail. She and I both have Wenkert family >from Radauti,
Romania. Mine are also >from Zaleszczcyki, Ukraine. If she's out
there, or if someone has better contact info for her, please
contact me privately. Thank you.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ

Radauti/Czernowitz/Zaleszczcyki: LIEBROSS, WENKERT, ETT, BARATH
Lubin (Labun, Yurovshchina), Volhynia: GARBER, MALZMANN, MAZEWITSKY
Kasan (Kozyany), Disna, Vilna, Belarus: WILENSKY, EPSTEIN


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: looking for information on GELB family from Lviv / Lvov / Lemberg #galicia

Israel P
 

They were undoubtedly witnesses to the naming, not to the birth.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem

Jay Lenefsky wrote:

... I got the above address >from my grandmother's birth certificate.
The is a Moses GELB (and a Moses LIEBER) listed as being
witnesses to my grandmother's birth....


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Contact info for Hany Wenkert Schorr #galicia

Emily Garber <gilah@...>
 

I have tried to contact Hany Wenkert Schorr via JG Family Finder
- to no avail. She and I both have Wenkert family >from Radauti,
Romania. Mine are also >from Zaleszczcyki, Ukraine. If she's out
there, or if someone has better contact info for her, please
contact me privately. Thank you.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ

Radauti/Czernowitz/Zaleszczcyki: LIEBROSS, WENKERT, ETT, BARATH
Lubin (Labun, Yurovshchina), Volhynia: GARBER, MALZMANN, MAZEWITSKY
Kasan (Kozyany), Disna, Vilna, Belarus: WILENSKY, EPSTEIN


Jakubowicz - Lwow, Warsaw, Israel ? #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

This is going to be an extremely long shot, but it might,
eventually, yield something ...

I'm just back >from Warsaw where I met my first cousin, who told
me that around 1968-1969, when Jews were leaving Poland, he was
contacted by the mother of a young woman who was studying with
him in the University of Warsaw. The mother told him that she
knew his father, Kuba, (my uncle) in Lwow before the war and met
him at Kuba's aunts' home in Lwow. She was willing to provide my
cousin with a written declaration that he was Jewish so that he
could get an authorisation to go to Israel. My cousin declined.
My cousin's friend and her mother left Poland for Israel.

All my cousin could remember was the two ladies surname:
JAKUBOWICZ. I would like to trace these two ladies but am not
sure of how to begin looking for them. Any suggestion will be
most welcome.

Thanks in advance

Rivka

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy
Szwietej Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from
Okopy Szwietej Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jakubowicz - Lwow, Warsaw, Israel ? #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

This is going to be an extremely long shot, but it might,
eventually, yield something ...

I'm just back >from Warsaw where I met my first cousin, who told
me that around 1968-1969, when Jews were leaving Poland, he was
contacted by the mother of a young woman who was studying with
him in the University of Warsaw. The mother told him that she
knew his father, Kuba, (my uncle) in Lwow before the war and met
him at Kuba's aunts' home in Lwow. She was willing to provide my
cousin with a written declaration that he was Jewish so that he
could get an authorisation to go to Israel. My cousin declined.
My cousin's friend and her mother left Poland for Israel.

All my cousin could remember was the two ladies surname:
JAKUBOWICZ. I would like to trace these two ladies but am not
sure of how to begin looking for them. Any suggestion will be
most welcome.

Thanks in advance

Rivka

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy
Szwietej Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from
Okopy Szwietej Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)


Market Square in Philly #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Pam Weisberger posted an email on this SIG digest last week about
some of our plans for the Gesher Galicia Market Square on Monday
from 5-6:15 in Philadelphia. There's more!
We will have 4 regional tables using the designations that you
use when you are searching online in the Jewish Records Indexing
- Poland site. There will be some other geographically based
tables as well. Each table will be marked with a sign to help you
navigate the room. Some participants might want to use one of
those four tables as a meetup place for a mini "Birds of a
Feather." We'll have lots of knowledgeable people on hand but
send me an email if you'd like to be a "macher" (expert) as a
resource for others at one of those tables. We're working on a
way of easily identifying "machers" for this exciting event.

Suzan Wynne
srwynne@erols.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Market Square in Philly #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Pam Weisberger posted an email on this SIG digest last week about
some of our plans for the Gesher Galicia Market Square on Monday
from 5-6:15 in Philadelphia. There's more!
We will have 4 regional tables using the designations that you
use when you are searching online in the Jewish Records Indexing
- Poland site. There will be some other geographically based
tables as well. Each table will be marked with a sign to help you
navigate the room. Some participants might want to use one of
those four tables as a meetup place for a mini "Birds of a
Feather." We'll have lots of knowledgeable people on hand but
send me an email if you'd like to be a "macher" (expert) as a
resource for others at one of those tables. We're working on a
way of easily identifying "machers" for this exciting event.

Suzan Wynne
srwynne@erols.com


Shmuel Amdurer of Minsk #rabbinic

panthersfan27@...
 

Hi,

This is an addendum to my recent email to the Group. Does anyone know
who the sons of R' Shmuel Amdurer, Gaon of Minsk and Chief Rabbi of
Amdur and the Upper District, were? We've identified two sons:
R'Ephrahim Fishel ben Shmuel Amdurer and R'Arie Leib ben Shmuel Amdurer
(his grandson R'Avraham Baharav wrote "Beit Avraham")

Thanks for all your help. In my current estimation, we either have
another son of Shmuel Amdurer or are missing one generation. My g-g-g
grandfather Menachem Mendel David Amdursky (born bet 1851-1853), son of
Yosef Amdursky (born 20 Oct 1837), son of Shmuel Amdurer(born bet
1792-1812), son of Mendel Amdurer (born bet 1767-1787), son of the Gaon
possilbly? (Shmuel Amdurer was born in 1718 and died in 1777 and was
buried in Rakau). Its obvious to my cousin and I that if we are missing
generations, we are only missing one or two though I find it highly
unlikely that there'd be several consecutive generations have children
as teenagers though that's what happened with my g-g-g grandfather and
his father. Who knows???

Thanks,

Michael Waas
Miami, FL


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Shmuel Amdurer of Minsk #rabbinic

panthersfan27@...
 

Hi,

This is an addendum to my recent email to the Group. Does anyone know
who the sons of R' Shmuel Amdurer, Gaon of Minsk and Chief Rabbi of
Amdur and the Upper District, were? We've identified two sons:
R'Ephrahim Fishel ben Shmuel Amdurer and R'Arie Leib ben Shmuel Amdurer
(his grandson R'Avraham Baharav wrote "Beit Avraham")

Thanks for all your help. In my current estimation, we either have
another son of Shmuel Amdurer or are missing one generation. My g-g-g
grandfather Menachem Mendel David Amdursky (born bet 1851-1853), son of
Yosef Amdursky (born 20 Oct 1837), son of Shmuel Amdurer(born bet
1792-1812), son of Mendel Amdurer (born bet 1767-1787), son of the Gaon
possilbly? (Shmuel Amdurer was born in 1718 and died in 1777 and was
buried in Rakau). Its obvious to my cousin and I that if we are missing
generations, we are only missing one or two though I find it highly
unlikely that there'd be several consecutive generations have children
as teenagers though that's what happened with my g-g-g grandfather and
his father. Who knows???

Thanks,

Michael Waas
Miami, FL


Re: is DNA useful to find lost relatives #dna

Beth Long
 

Yes, I have a project involving the Bukovina Szekely, who before
they went to Bukovina in the 1780s, came >from some small villages
in a particular region of Transylvania. Or so the story went,
because there were no church records to support this.

Three years ago, we started this project, and it has included
testing "surname pairs" (that is two men with the same surname,
one in Transylvania and one >from Bukovina). We have ten matches
so far, establishing that there is indeed a common ancestor,
even though there are no surviving paper records.

In addition, we have been able to prove/disprove the notion that
all men with a particular surname have a common ancestor. Some
surnames have only one branch, while others have two or more.

Beth Long
Budapest


DNA Research #DNA Re:is DNA useful to find lost relatives #dna

Beth Long
 

Yes, I have a project involving the Bukovina Szekely, who before
they went to Bukovina in the 1780s, came >from some small villages
in a particular region of Transylvania. Or so the story went,
because there were no church records to support this.

Three years ago, we started this project, and it has included
testing "surname pairs" (that is two men with the same surname,
one in Transylvania and one >from Bukovina). We have ten matches
so far, establishing that there is indeed a common ancestor,
even though there are no surviving paper records.

In addition, we have been able to prove/disprove the notion that
all men with a particular surname have a common ancestor. Some
surnames have only one branch, while others have two or more.

Beth Long
Budapest


Re: interesting article in the jewish forward/ Ferenc Molnar #hungary

samara99@...
 

Tom Klein posted a reference to an article that concerned the Hungarian
playwright Ferenc MOLNAR, the author of the play that became the Rodgers and
Hammerstein hit "Carousel."

Because the Hungarian vital records are so rich in history, I decided to
check it out and found his birth record >from Budapest. He was born on
January 12, 1878 to Dr. Mor Neumann and Jozefa Wallfisch. See
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13073.

There's a lot of history in these vital records. Come help unlock some of
it.

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@verizon.net

a brief but interesting article appeared in the jewish forward
(http://www.forward.com/articles/108795/), about MOLNAR Ferenc, and the
swiss bank accounts restitution process.

the case seems to hinge on genealogical research and family legends, so it
would be of interest to those of us doing research on jewish families >from
hungary, and especially such well-known figures.



....... tom klein, toronto


Rabbi Leopold Low #hungary

samara99@...
 

Arguably the most famous Rabbi in Hungary's history was the neolog Rabbi
Leopold Low or Loew, at Szeged >from 1850.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13060
He was the first one to give his sermons in Hungarian and he was even jailed
for supporting the Hungarian revolution of 1848-49 against Austria.

Judith and Andrew Sanders, among our top transcribers, encountered a
marriage record >from Szeged in which the bride is noted as Therese
Fleischer, her father as Jakob and her mother as Katherine Kohn.

But at the bottom of the page there is a note saying that the registrar got
it all wrong: The bride is Terez Weiss, her father is Salamon, her mother is
Judith Fleischer. This note was signed by "Low."
See http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13062

Again, these registers are filled with wonderful historical treasures. Here
is Rabbi Low's own signature and an interesting tidbit.

These registers are not just about names and dates; they are about the
history of the Jewish communities of Hungary. If you would like to help
bring this history to life, let me know.

Thanks to Judith and Andrew Sanders for bringing this to our attention.


Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@verizon.net


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: interesting article in the jewish forward/ Ferenc Molnar #hungary

samara99@...
 

Tom Klein posted a reference to an article that concerned the Hungarian
playwright Ferenc MOLNAR, the author of the play that became the Rodgers and
Hammerstein hit "Carousel."

Because the Hungarian vital records are so rich in history, I decided to
check it out and found his birth record >from Budapest. He was born on
January 12, 1878 to Dr. Mor Neumann and Jozefa Wallfisch. See
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13073.

There's a lot of history in these vital records. Come help unlock some of
it.

Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@verizon.net

a brief but interesting article appeared in the jewish forward
(http://www.forward.com/articles/108795/), about MOLNAR Ferenc, and the
swiss bank accounts restitution process.

the case seems to hinge on genealogical research and family legends, so it
would be of interest to those of us doing research on jewish families >from
hungary, and especially such well-known figures.



....... tom klein, toronto


Hungary SIG #Hungary Rabbi Leopold Low #hungary

samara99@...
 

Arguably the most famous Rabbi in Hungary's history was the neolog Rabbi
Leopold Low or Loew, at Szeged >from 1850.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13060
He was the first one to give his sermons in Hungarian and he was even jailed
for supporting the Hungarian revolution of 1848-49 against Austria.

Judith and Andrew Sanders, among our top transcribers, encountered a
marriage record >from Szeged in which the bride is noted as Therese
Fleischer, her father as Jakob and her mother as Katherine Kohn.

But at the bottom of the page there is a note saying that the registrar got
it all wrong: The bride is Terez Weiss, her father is Salamon, her mother is
Judith Fleischer. This note was signed by "Low."
See http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=13062

Again, these registers are filled with wonderful historical treasures. Here
is Rabbi Low's own signature and an interesting tidbit.

These registers are not just about names and dates; they are about the
history of the Jewish communities of Hungary. If you would like to help
bring this history to life, let me know.

Thanks to Judith and Andrew Sanders for bringing this to our attention.


Sam Schleman
Malvern, PA
Samara99@verizon.net


Can you help: Zhaludok (Belarus) #general

Jean Perkin <jeanperkin@...>
 

We need personal stories, family names, photographs anything at all to help
us fill a new web site about the shtetl Zhaludok (Belarus) and its people,
so that they be remembered.

We know that many families emigrated >from there to the US, UK,
Europe, Canada and South America. Also to Israel. There is a Yiskor Book
with many
photographs and names - perhaps your ancestors came >from there.

Thank you
J Perkin
jeanperkin@btinternet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Can you help: Zhaludok (Belarus) #general

Jean Perkin <jeanperkin@...>
 

We need personal stories, family names, photographs anything at all to help
us fill a new web site about the shtetl Zhaludok (Belarus) and its people,
so that they be remembered.

We know that many families emigrated >from there to the US, UK,
Europe, Canada and South America. Also to Israel. There is a Yiskor Book
with many
photographs and names - perhaps your ancestors came >from there.

Thank you
J Perkin
jeanperkin@btinternet.com


Success! Finding a Link to Family via the JewishGen Blog #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

This past March 17, 2009, I wrote an article for the JewishGen Blog
regarding Irish research which was entitled "Green Bagels and Matzoh Ball -
It's That Time Of The Year Again". As a result of this, an Australian
reader, Naomi Barnett, passed on the info to a friend of hers, Mervyn
Silverstein, who had been born in Belfast and now lived in Australia.

Utilizing the links I had provided in my article, Mervyn found family he did
not know still existed in Belfast and other places including Australia where
he lives now. He has even met some of his new found family and plans to
meet more in the future.

You may read further details of this success story by going to the JewishGen
Blog for today, Monday, July 6, 2009 at: http://www.jewishgen.blogspot.com

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Success! Finding a Link to Family via the JewishGen Blog #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

This past March 17, 2009, I wrote an article for the JewishGen Blog
regarding Irish research which was entitled "Green Bagels and Matzoh Ball -
It's That Time Of The Year Again". As a result of this, an Australian
reader, Naomi Barnett, passed on the info to a friend of hers, Mervyn
Silverstein, who had been born in Belfast and now lived in Australia.

Utilizing the links I had provided in my article, Mervyn found family he did
not know still existed in Belfast and other places including Australia where
he lives now. He has even met some of his new found family and plans to
meet more in the future.

You may read further details of this success story by going to the JewishGen
Blog for today, Monday, July 6, 2009 at: http://www.jewishgen.blogspot.com

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net