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Viewmate interpretation request - can you read this town name? #general

Melissa Anderson
 

I'm trying to figure out the birth place written on a US passport
application. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=23071

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Melissa Anderson

Researching:
GOLDBERG >from Vilnius, Lithuania and BLUMENSON >from Kaunas, Lithuania
REIBSTEIN and CUMMINGS >from ? and New York City
LOOK/LUK and HOROWITZ >from Bessarabia and Milwaukee, WI

Re: Westchester naturalizations #general

Alan Steinfeld
 

Hi Feige,
Here is a link to the Westchester County Archives. They have what you are
looking for.

Regards,
Alan

http://archives.westchestergov.com/using-naturalization-records

feigestern@... wrote:
I have no idea since they lived in Manhattan
and never lived in Westchester County.
snip....

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate interpretation request - can you read this town name? #general

Melissa Anderson
 

I'm trying to figure out the birth place written on a US passport
application. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=23071

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Melissa Anderson

Researching:
GOLDBERG >from Vilnius, Lithuania and BLUMENSON >from Kaunas, Lithuania
REIBSTEIN and CUMMINGS >from ? and New York City
LOOK/LUK and HOROWITZ >from Bessarabia and Milwaukee, WI

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Westchester naturalizations #general

Alan Steinfeld
 

Hi Feige,
Here is a link to the Westchester County Archives. They have what you are
looking for.

Regards,
Alan

http://archives.westchestergov.com/using-naturalization-records

feigestern@... wrote:
I have no idea since they lived in Manhattan
and never lived in Westchester County.
snip....

ViewMate: request for translation of Hebrew tombstone inscriptions #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I would appreciate translation of the five Hebrew tombstone
inscriptions I have posted to ViewMate. The direct links are as
follows:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23048
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23049
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23053
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23055
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23057

Please respond via ViewMate or privately.

Thank you so much,
Deborah Dworski
State of Virginia, U.S.A.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: request for translation of Hebrew tombstone inscriptions #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I would appreciate translation of the five Hebrew tombstone
inscriptions I have posted to ViewMate. The direct links are as
follows:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23048
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23049
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23053
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23055
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=23057

Please respond via ViewMate or privately.

Thank you so much,
Deborah Dworski
State of Virginia, U.S.A.

Re: Pandelys Landsmanschaft, NY #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Sam Gelfand asked about getting information about the landmanschaft
from Pandelys, Lithuania - his grandfather is buried in their plot at
Baron Hirsch Cemetery on Staten Island in New York City.

I echo Jonathan Malamy's suggestion to call the cemetery.
Baron Hirsch's phone number is 718-698-0162. They will be able to tell
you if the society is still active, and even if not, they may be able to
tell you the name and number of the last contact person. It might be a
lawyer who is simply issuing burial permits for members or their children
with grave reservations >from years ago, but it still may be a member.
They certainly should be able to tell you when the last burial in the
plot occurred, as a rough measure of when the society was last active.
But I must caution that the vast majority of societies with plots at
Baron Hirsch are now defunct, and sometimes Baron Hirsch's older records
aren't that good.

I also looked for this landsmanshaft in the YIVO collection at
http://www.jgsnydb.org/landsmanshaft/yivo.htm, but I didn't find it
listed there.

Don't forget to ask the cemetery if they have any other similar names
for the organization, such as a strict English translation.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pandelys Landsmanschaft, NY #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Sam Gelfand asked about getting information about the landmanschaft
from Pandelys, Lithuania - his grandfather is buried in their plot at
Baron Hirsch Cemetery on Staten Island in New York City.

I echo Jonathan Malamy's suggestion to call the cemetery.
Baron Hirsch's phone number is 718-698-0162. They will be able to tell
you if the society is still active, and even if not, they may be able to
tell you the name and number of the last contact person. It might be a
lawyer who is simply issuing burial permits for members or their children
with grave reservations >from years ago, but it still may be a member.
They certainly should be able to tell you when the last burial in the
plot occurred, as a rough measure of when the society was last active.
But I must caution that the vast majority of societies with plots at
Baron Hirsch are now defunct, and sometimes Baron Hirsch's older records
aren't that good.

I also looked for this landsmanshaft in the YIVO collection at
http://www.jgsnydb.org/landsmanshaft/yivo.htm, but I didn't find it
listed there.

Don't forget to ask the cemetery if they have any other similar names
for the organization, such as a strict English translation.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.

Re: Kosher Torah: thanks, and the next question #general

tom
 

It seems to me to be an indication of pride in their synagogues.

Is there any indication, like a column heading, that the notation was
in response to a direct question, beyond "which synagogue do you
belong to"?


....... tom klein, toronto


"Roger Lustig (GerSIG)" <GerSIG.Research@...> wrote:
Now I know the meaning of the term "kosher Torah."
But that moves me to ask: why would the secular authorities in Waldeck
in 1825 mention the number of kosher Torahs as an essential attribute of
a synagogue
snip...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kosher Torah: thanks, and the next question #general

tom
 

It seems to me to be an indication of pride in their synagogues.

Is there any indication, like a column heading, that the notation was
in response to a direct question, beyond "which synagogue do you
belong to"?


....... tom klein, toronto


"Roger Lustig (GerSIG)" <GerSIG.Research@...> wrote:
Now I know the meaning of the term "kosher Torah."
But that moves me to ask: why would the secular authorities in Waldeck
in 1825 mention the number of kosher Torahs as an essential attribute of
a synagogue
snip...

Wegrow 1717 tax collection document translation assistance request #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners

I have uploaded a tax collection document for the Wegrow region of
Poland, which includes references to Kaluszyn and Mordy as well as the
names of the Arendas and how much money was collected >from them. The
list contains approximately 14 names and perhaps other information
also. I have made the document editable via the comments option to
those who have the URL:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1hhd9gmkLtmYTRaVjNxWDBBV2c

If anyone can assist with translation of this document I would be most grateful.

Thanks as always

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK,(currently exiled in London)

searching: BENSON: Hasenpoth/Courland;
BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai;
CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/Ahrweiler;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN: Pilica/Ogrodzieniec/Czestechowa;
ZEYDER/SEIDER: Kursan,Lithuania

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wegrow 1717 tax collection document translation assistance request #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners

I have uploaded a tax collection document for the Wegrow region of
Poland, which includes references to Kaluszyn and Mordy as well as the
names of the Arendas and how much money was collected >from them. The
list contains approximately 14 names and perhaps other information
also. I have made the document editable via the comments option to
those who have the URL:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1hhd9gmkLtmYTRaVjNxWDBBV2c

If anyone can assist with translation of this document I would be most grateful.

Thanks as always

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK,(currently exiled in London)

searching: BENSON: Hasenpoth/Courland;
BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai;
CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/Ahrweiler;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN: Pilica/Ogrodzieniec/Czestechowa;
ZEYDER/SEIDER: Kursan,Lithuania

Russian/Ukrainian translation needed #general

kisanders
 

Hello Fellow Researchers,

I have posted two pictures of tombstones on ViewMate. I think they are in Russian,
but they might be in Ukrainian. I would very much appreciate a translation
of these inscriptions.

ViewMate #23075:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=23075

ViewMate # 23074:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=23074

Thank you for your help.

Karen Sanders
West Haven, CT

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via the ViewMate website or privately.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian/Ukrainian translation needed #general

kisanders
 

Hello Fellow Researchers,

I have posted two pictures of tombstones on ViewMate. I think they are in Russian,
but they might be in Ukrainian. I would very much appreciate a translation
of these inscriptions.

ViewMate #23075:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=23075

ViewMate # 23074:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=23074

Thank you for your help.

Karen Sanders
West Haven, CT

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via the ViewMate website or privately.

KATZ family from Mandern, Bad Wildungen, and Wuerzburg - INTRO #germany

Amanda Jermyn <astrogirl200@...>
 

Hello,
I am researching my KATZ family >from Mandern which is now part of
Bad Wildungen. The earliest ancestor I know of there was Joel KATZ,
born 1763. In 1795 he married Zerline BIERMANN, b. 1776, >from nearby
Ungedanken.

Children of Zerline and Joel KATZ were David, b. 1796, Jacob, b. 1800
(my direct ancestor), Sara, b. 1815, Suesschen, Meta, Roeschen and
Brainchen. My grandfather's handwritten family tree lists the birthplace
of Joel KATZ as Mandern. However, I was recently told by another relative
about written testimony >from a man called Jakob LEVI, born about 1900
in Bad Wildungen, whose ancestors married into the KATZ family.

According to Mr. LEVI, Joel KATZ was born in Wuerzburg, traded horses
between Wuerzburg and Ungedanken (very close to Mandern), and then settled
in Mandern and started a family. However, I understand that Jews were not
allowed to settle in Wuerzburg before 1803, and that it is possible that
Joel's family lived in Heidingsfeld, a village close to Wuerzburg
where many Jews lived. Given that Joel had sons named David and Jacob,
it is possible they were named after a deceased grandfather, so the father
of Joel may have been named David or Jacob KATZ or HA COHEN.

If anyone knows about this family please contact me privately. Also,
I would be grateful if anyone has advice on where I may find records
for Jews >from the Wuerzburg area.

Amanda Katz Jermyn, Masachusetts, USA astrogirl200@...

German SIG #Germany KATZ family from Mandern, Bad Wildungen, and Wuerzburg - INTRO #germany

Amanda Jermyn <astrogirl200@...>
 

Hello,
I am researching my KATZ family >from Mandern which is now part of
Bad Wildungen. The earliest ancestor I know of there was Joel KATZ,
born 1763. In 1795 he married Zerline BIERMANN, b. 1776, >from nearby
Ungedanken.

Children of Zerline and Joel KATZ were David, b. 1796, Jacob, b. 1800
(my direct ancestor), Sara, b. 1815, Suesschen, Meta, Roeschen and
Brainchen. My grandfather's handwritten family tree lists the birthplace
of Joel KATZ as Mandern. However, I was recently told by another relative
about written testimony >from a man called Jakob LEVI, born about 1900
in Bad Wildungen, whose ancestors married into the KATZ family.

According to Mr. LEVI, Joel KATZ was born in Wuerzburg, traded horses
between Wuerzburg and Ungedanken (very close to Mandern), and then settled
in Mandern and started a family. However, I understand that Jews were not
allowed to settle in Wuerzburg before 1803, and that it is possible that
Joel's family lived in Heidingsfeld, a village close to Wuerzburg
where many Jews lived. Given that Joel had sons named David and Jacob,
it is possible they were named after a deceased grandfather, so the father
of Joel may have been named David or Jacob KATZ or HA COHEN.

If anyone knows about this family please contact me privately. Also,
I would be grateful if anyone has advice on where I may find records
for Jews >from the Wuerzburg area.

Amanda Katz Jermyn, Masachusetts, USA astrogirl200@...

Re: Seeking Information about Unusual First name in Polish Documents #general

tom
 

Hananiah is a very nice biblical Hebrew that could be related to
Hanane. (it is found in the books of Ezra, Nechemia, Jeremiah, and
Daniel.)

Why it cannot be found in the Jewishgen given names database is just
one of those mysteries of the universe.

....... tom klein, toronto


"Mady Land" <madyland@...> wrote:
I've found 8 birth documents for an ancestral family in which the father's
first name is Hanane.
snip...............

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Information about Unusual First name in Polish Documents #general

tom
 

Hananiah is a very nice biblical Hebrew that could be related to
Hanane. (it is found in the books of Ezra, Nechemia, Jeremiah, and
Daniel.)

Why it cannot be found in the Jewishgen given names database is just
one of those mysteries of the universe.

....... tom klein, toronto


"Mady Land" <madyland@...> wrote:
I've found 8 birth documents for an ancestral family in which the father's
first name is Hanane.
snip...............

Orsha Cemetery Question #belarus

Sherri Venezia
 

My grandfather came >from Orsha, a town in what is now Belarus, but
part of Russia when he left in 1906. I have read that the Jewish
population there was destroyed by the invading Nazis and that many
were slain in what was one of the Jewish cemeteries. Does anyone
know if any of the former Jewish cemeteries are still intact and if
they have headstones standing? If I travel there I would want to be
able to visit what was the former Jewish area and see if any family
graves are standing if there is a walkable cemetery site remaining.
I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who may have been there or who
knows this >from another source.

Thanks,
Sherri Venezia
Davis, CA
MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to enter your grandfather's name on
JewishGen's online worldwide burial registry of over 1.7
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http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/

Belarus SIG #Belarus Orsha Cemetery Question #belarus

Sherri Venezia
 

My grandfather came >from Orsha, a town in what is now Belarus, but
part of Russia when he left in 1906. I have read that the Jewish
population there was destroyed by the invading Nazis and that many
were slain in what was one of the Jewish cemeteries. Does anyone
know if any of the former Jewish cemeteries are still intact and if
they have headstones standing? If I travel there I would want to be
able to visit what was the former Jewish area and see if any family
graves are standing if there is a walkable cemetery site remaining.
I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who may have been there or who
knows this >from another source.

Thanks,
Sherri Venezia
Davis, CA
MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to enter your grandfather's name on
JewishGen's online worldwide burial registry of over 1.7
million names for more information. Just click on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/