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Leyb Shmul Kaplan #poland

Elissa <elissa7@...>
 

Hi,

I am trying to locate my family.
My Great Grandfather's name was Leyb Shmul KAPLAN son of Movshe born
approx 1872
He married Esther Wallach Kadlubok born approx 1865 (She had 3 children
from her first marriage, Honke (daughter who married Boris Perlmutter),
Mauricio and Leyb Kadlubok (Americanized to Louis Kadel).
They had one son, Simon KAPLAN, born March 18, 1899 in Bielsk.

The Birth Certificate said:

"According to the Metric Book of Birth Records >from 1899 in Grodnenskaya
Gubernia under record #13 the following was recorded: In 1899 on the
18 day of March. to the resident of Svisloch, Leyb Shmul KAPLAN son
of Movshe and his wife Ester was born a son in Bielsk who was named
Shimon (Simon)."

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Elissa Haden
Cathedral City, CA


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Leyb Shmul Kaplan #poland

Elissa <elissa7@...>
 

Hi,

I am trying to locate my family.
My Great Grandfather's name was Leyb Shmul KAPLAN son of Movshe born
approx 1872
He married Esther Wallach Kadlubok born approx 1865 (She had 3 children
from her first marriage, Honke (daughter who married Boris Perlmutter),
Mauricio and Leyb Kadlubok (Americanized to Louis Kadel).
They had one son, Simon KAPLAN, born March 18, 1899 in Bielsk.

The Birth Certificate said:

"According to the Metric Book of Birth Records >from 1899 in Grodnenskaya
Gubernia under record #13 the following was recorded: In 1899 on the
18 day of March. to the resident of Svisloch, Leyb Shmul KAPLAN son
of Movshe and his wife Ester was born a son in Bielsk who was named
Shimon (Simon)."

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Elissa Haden
Cathedral City, CA


Jewish Records in the Belarus Archives in Grodno #poland

Mark Gordon <Urbana44@...>
 

BIALYGenners:

In response to our leader Mark Halpern's question, substantial Jewish
records >from our region are located at the Belarus Archives in Grodno,
which historically has been one of the least accessible archives to
genealogical researchers.

More specifically, I can report the following which relates to one ancestral
town of Bielsk Podlaski, Poland in our region:

1. In 1996, I obtained through a successful mail inquiry to the Archives an
extract >from a family record >from the 1855 census of Jewish males living in
Bielsk Podlaski. It enabled me to extend my tree back two more generations.

2. In November 2010, the Bielski Hostinec journal published an all-Jewish
issue containing transcriptions of Jewish records for Bielsk Podlaski
including the 1816-19 revision list, the 1845 census of real estate (showing
all occupants of each household) and a small excerpt >from the 1855 census
referenced above. The first list is in Polish and other two in
Russian/Belorussian. I have all of them in Microsoft Word if any of you are
interested. These records were accessed through the Belarus Archives in
Grodno.

3. A Polish historian (who is teaching current Bielsk residents about the
legacy of its former Jewish community) shared with me an index of numerous
other documents (revision lists, tax records, rabbi electors, etc.) which
pertain to Jews living in Bielsk Podlaski that are located at the Belarus
Archives in Grodno.

While the Grodno branch archives does not appear to have any missing vital
records (BMD) for many of our towns outside of Bialystok City, it does
contain substantial supplementary records similar to what has been compiled
as part of the All Lithuania Data Base.

I recommend that the leadership of BIALYGen determine a strategy to approach
the Belarus Archives to make available some of their records to the
genealogical community.

Mark Gordon
Maplewood, NJ, USA
Descended >from Chrabolowski Family of Bielsk Podlaski


<< I do not know what kind of records are included, but possibly some other
researchers can tell us what records may exist and how to access them at the
Archive in Grodno.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Bialystok Archive Coordinator
BIALYGen Coordinator >>


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Jewish Records in the Belarus Archives in Grodno #poland

Mark Gordon <Urbana44@...>
 

BIALYGenners:

In response to our leader Mark Halpern's question, substantial Jewish
records >from our region are located at the Belarus Archives in Grodno,
which historically has been one of the least accessible archives to
genealogical researchers.

More specifically, I can report the following which relates to one ancestral
town of Bielsk Podlaski, Poland in our region:

1. In 1996, I obtained through a successful mail inquiry to the Archives an
extract >from a family record >from the 1855 census of Jewish males living in
Bielsk Podlaski. It enabled me to extend my tree back two more generations.

2. In November 2010, the Bielski Hostinec journal published an all-Jewish
issue containing transcriptions of Jewish records for Bielsk Podlaski
including the 1816-19 revision list, the 1845 census of real estate (showing
all occupants of each household) and a small excerpt >from the 1855 census
referenced above. The first list is in Polish and other two in
Russian/Belorussian. I have all of them in Microsoft Word if any of you are
interested. These records were accessed through the Belarus Archives in
Grodno.

3. A Polish historian (who is teaching current Bielsk residents about the
legacy of its former Jewish community) shared with me an index of numerous
other documents (revision lists, tax records, rabbi electors, etc.) which
pertain to Jews living in Bielsk Podlaski that are located at the Belarus
Archives in Grodno.

While the Grodno branch archives does not appear to have any missing vital
records (BMD) for many of our towns outside of Bialystok City, it does
contain substantial supplementary records similar to what has been compiled
as part of the All Lithuania Data Base.

I recommend that the leadership of BIALYGen determine a strategy to approach
the Belarus Archives to make available some of their records to the
genealogical community.

Mark Gordon
Maplewood, NJ, USA
Descended >from Chrabolowski Family of Bielsk Podlaski


<< I do not know what kind of records are included, but possibly some other
researchers can tell us what records may exist and how to access them at the
Archive in Grodno.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Bialystok Archive Coordinator
BIALYGen Coordinator >>


Re: Additional Revision Lists of Jews of Grodno -years 1870-1871 #poland

BeenCzechmated@...
 

Mark --
Thank you so much.
You found the record I'm looking for, buried in your list in your last
response . Now I know I have to look in the "National Archives of Belarus
in Grodno"; for the "Revisions Lists of Jews in Grodno"; Grodno Uezd,
Belarus, Type: Census/Revision List; 1860-1890; Fond: 24, Opis: 7,
Delo/File: 113.

As you suggested I went to "Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Archival
Database" to find the actual listing and discovered that there was a
change in organization names:
Note: 'Opis' is Register, 'Delo/File' is now Holding and and Entry # of
677 is now # 631

# 631, Fond 24, Register 7, Holding 113, Document: Revision List of Jews of
Grodno, Type: Estates. Year 1870-1871, Grodno Uyzed, Grodno Gubernia,
Grodno Archive [ NHAB]

Locality/Town: GRODNO UEZD
Country: BELARUS
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1795; 1800; 1806; 1816; 1818; 1820; 1827; 1831; 1834; 1839;
1845;
1850-1858; 1860-1890; 1892-1900; 1897
Fond/Opis/Delo: 24 / 7 / 2-20, 22-24, 32, 35-38, 47, 48, 55, 65, 78, 81,
88, 95,
97, 100, 110, 111, 113, 114, 117-119, 121, 123-130, 132A, 133, 137, 141,
144, 150, 151; 100/1/185-266

INFO I AM SEARCHING:

Fond 24, op.7, File #113
Additional Revisions Lists of Jews of Grodno and Grodno and Grodno Uyezd,
the years 1870-1871 (308 pages)"

Revision List of Meshchan Jews of Grodno Guberniya in 1870
Page 82, Entry #677
Name: Beniamin Yankeliovich Dlugach age 31 (born 1839)
Name: Sora (wife) age 28 (born 1842)


Donna Douglas
Philadelphia

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Additional Revision Lists of Jews of Grodno -years 1870-1871
From: "Mark Halpern" <willie46@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:53:59 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Donna:

As far as I know, the Polish State Archives in Bialystok houses no
Revision
Lists for any part of the former Grodno Gubernia.

I know that the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno has
revision lists for Grodno Gubernia. Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots
Archival
Database reports the following for Grodno Gubernia.

Locality/Town: GRODNO GUBERNIYA
Country: BELARUS
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1850-1864; 1875; 1871-1874
Fond/Opis/Delo: 1021; 24/7/60, 62, 76, 79

Locality/Town: GRODNO UEZD
Country: BELARUS
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1795; 1800; 1806; 1816; 1818; 1820; 1827; 1831; 1834; 1839;
1845;
1850-1858; 1860-1890; 1892-1900; 1897
Fond/Opis/Delo: 24/7/2-20, 22-24, 32, 35-38, 47, 48, 55, 65, 78, 81, 88,
95,
97, 100, 110, 111, 113, 114, 117-119, 121, 123-130, 132A, 133, 137, 141,
144, 150, 151; 100/1/185-266

Locality/Town: BIALYSTOK UEZD
Country: POLAND
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Archive Locale: GRODNO
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1822-1831; 1860-1865; 1871-1874; 1883-1896
Zespol/Synatura: 24/7/156, 160, 177, 187, 207, 209, 211, 213, 224

I do not know what kind of records are included, but possibly some other
researchers can tell us what records may exist and how to access them at
the
Archive in Grodno.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Bialystok Archive Coordinator
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re:Additional Revision Lists of Jews of Grodno -years 1870-1871 #poland

BeenCzechmated@...
 

Mark --
Thank you so much.
You found the record I'm looking for, buried in your list in your last
response . Now I know I have to look in the "National Archives of Belarus
in Grodno"; for the "Revisions Lists of Jews in Grodno"; Grodno Uezd,
Belarus, Type: Census/Revision List; 1860-1890; Fond: 24, Opis: 7,
Delo/File: 113.

As you suggested I went to "Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Archival
Database" to find the actual listing and discovered that there was a
change in organization names:
Note: 'Opis' is Register, 'Delo/File' is now Holding and and Entry # of
677 is now # 631

# 631, Fond 24, Register 7, Holding 113, Document: Revision List of Jews of
Grodno, Type: Estates. Year 1870-1871, Grodno Uyzed, Grodno Gubernia,
Grodno Archive [ NHAB]

Locality/Town: GRODNO UEZD
Country: BELARUS
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1795; 1800; 1806; 1816; 1818; 1820; 1827; 1831; 1834; 1839;
1845;
1850-1858; 1860-1890; 1892-1900; 1897
Fond/Opis/Delo: 24 / 7 / 2-20, 22-24, 32, 35-38, 47, 48, 55, 65, 78, 81,
88, 95,
97, 100, 110, 111, 113, 114, 117-119, 121, 123-130, 132A, 133, 137, 141,
144, 150, 151; 100/1/185-266

INFO I AM SEARCHING:

Fond 24, op.7, File #113
Additional Revisions Lists of Jews of Grodno and Grodno and Grodno Uyezd,
the years 1870-1871 (308 pages)"

Revision List of Meshchan Jews of Grodno Guberniya in 1870
Page 82, Entry #677
Name: Beniamin Yankeliovich Dlugach age 31 (born 1839)
Name: Sora (wife) age 28 (born 1842)


Donna Douglas
Philadelphia

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Additional Revision Lists of Jews of Grodno -years 1870-1871
From: "Mark Halpern" <willie46@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:53:59 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Donna:

As far as I know, the Polish State Archives in Bialystok houses no
Revision
Lists for any part of the former Grodno Gubernia.

I know that the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno has
revision lists for Grodno Gubernia. Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots
Archival
Database reports the following for Grodno Gubernia.

Locality/Town: GRODNO GUBERNIYA
Country: BELARUS
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1850-1864; 1875; 1871-1874
Fond/Opis/Delo: 1021; 24/7/60, 62, 76, 79

Locality/Town: GRODNO UEZD
Country: BELARUS
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1795; 1800; 1806; 1816; 1818; 1820; 1827; 1831; 1834; 1839;
1845;
1850-1858; 1860-1890; 1892-1900; 1897
Fond/Opis/Delo: 24/7/2-20, 22-24, 32, 35-38, 47, 48, 55, 65, 78, 81, 88,
95,
97, 100, 110, 111, 113, 114, 117-119, 121, 123-130, 132A, 133, 137, 141,
144, 150, 151; 100/1/185-266

Locality/Town: BIALYSTOK UEZD
Country: POLAND
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Archive Locale: GRODNO
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1822-1831; 1860-1865; 1871-1874; 1883-1896
Zespol/Synatura: 24/7/156, 160, 177, 187, 207, 209, 211, 213, 224

I do not know what kind of records are included, but possibly some other
researchers can tell us what records may exist and how to access them at
the
Archive in Grodno.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Bialystok Archive Coordinator
BIALYGen Coordinator


Russian SIG? - Resources in Russia #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Merle Kastner wrote:
<>from time to time, I have been asked about resources in Russia
(Russia, but not the Pale of Settlement countries).>

A collection of excellent articles on archival and genealogical research by
Boris Feldblyum is online http://www.bfcollection.net/fast/articles.html

Among them is "Russia," the chapter on archival research in post-Soviet
Russia in Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy. Bergenfeld, NJ, 2004
http://www.bfcollection.net/fast/articles/russia_chapter.pdf

Other articles adapted >from IAJGS conference talks or published in Avotaynu:
"Breaking Through the Brick Wall"
"Jewish Treasures in the Former Soviet Archives: Opportunities and Problems"
"Our Elusive Ancestors"
"Russian Revision Lists [Fiscal Census]: A History"
"Russian Archival Research: Challenges and Strategies for Success"
"Some Problems in Researching Eastern Europen Records"
"Ukrainian Archives in the 21st Century"
"Understanding Russian-Jewish Given Names"
"Successful Photography for Genealogiests"
"Interpreting old family photos as a source of genealogical information"
"Using the Russian 'Memorial' Database"
"Wine Goblets Reunite Cousins"

Bette Stoop Mas
Florida, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian SIG? - Resources in Russia #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Merle Kastner wrote:
<>from time to time, I have been asked about resources in Russia
(Russia, but not the Pale of Settlement countries).>

A collection of excellent articles on archival and genealogical research by
Boris Feldblyum is online http://www.bfcollection.net/fast/articles.html

Among them is "Russia," the chapter on archival research in post-Soviet
Russia in Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy. Bergenfeld, NJ, 2004
http://www.bfcollection.net/fast/articles/russia_chapter.pdf

Other articles adapted >from IAJGS conference talks or published in Avotaynu:
"Breaking Through the Brick Wall"
"Jewish Treasures in the Former Soviet Archives: Opportunities and Problems"
"Our Elusive Ancestors"
"Russian Revision Lists [Fiscal Census]: A History"
"Russian Archival Research: Challenges and Strategies for Success"
"Some Problems in Researching Eastern Europen Records"
"Ukrainian Archives in the 21st Century"
"Understanding Russian-Jewish Given Names"
"Successful Photography for Genealogiests"
"Interpreting old family photos as a source of genealogical information"
"Using the Russian 'Memorial' Database"
"Wine Goblets Reunite Cousins"

Bette Stoop Mas
Florida, USA


Searching descendants of Joel STERNAL #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <msleag@...>
 

Dear friends
I am searching for descendants of Joel STERNHAL( or Sternal) who probably
lived in the Bronx in the 30'.
I do not have any information.
Thanks
Lea Haber Gedalia,Israel


Re: NYC Municipal Archives request #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Just a quick addition to Allan Jordan's recent response in which he stated that
the N.Y.C. Municipal Archives has marriage records >from the Department of Health
through 1937 and >from the City Clerk through 1929.

The marriage indexes >from the City Clerk - but not the certificates - are
available on microfilm at the Municipal Archives all the way through 1951.
I do not see this noted on the Municipal Archives web site, or even on the
Jewish Gen infofiles.

As Allan mentioned, the City Clerk's indexes are cumbersome to use - they
are handwritten, separated by quarter year, borough, and first letter of
the surname, with separate sections for brides and grooms. So for each item,
even if you're certain of the year, there's a possibility you'll have to look
through 20 lists (four quarters of the year, five boroughs). If you don't find
the name, but are obsessive - as are all of us looking through these lists -
double that to 40 lists when you look through the bride's listings for the
groom's name or vice versa.

The microfilms for City Clerk marriages through 1951 were added to the Municipal
Archives' collection about 10 years ago, and to my knowledge they are not
available anywhere else, except at the City Clerk's office itself, for their
employees to check.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching descendants of Joel STERNAL #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <msleag@...>
 

Dear friends
I am searching for descendants of Joel STERNHAL( or Sternal) who probably
lived in the Bronx in the 30'.
I do not have any information.
Thanks
Lea Haber Gedalia,Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Municipal Archives request #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Just a quick addition to Allan Jordan's recent response in which he stated that
the N.Y.C. Municipal Archives has marriage records >from the Department of Health
through 1937 and >from the City Clerk through 1929.

The marriage indexes >from the City Clerk - but not the certificates - are
available on microfilm at the Municipal Archives all the way through 1951.
I do not see this noted on the Municipal Archives web site, or even on the
Jewish Gen infofiles.

As Allan mentioned, the City Clerk's indexes are cumbersome to use - they
are handwritten, separated by quarter year, borough, and first letter of
the surname, with separate sections for brides and grooms. So for each item,
even if you're certain of the year, there's a possibility you'll have to look
through 20 lists (four quarters of the year, five boroughs). If you don't find
the name, but are obsessive - as are all of us looking through these lists -
double that to 40 lists when you look through the bride's listings for the
groom's name or vice versa.

The microfilms for City Clerk marriages through 1951 were added to the Municipal
Archives' collection about 10 years ago, and to my knowledge they are not
available anywhere else, except at the City Clerk's office itself, for their
employees to check.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Rabbi MORDECHAI- Pinsk (or Karlin) mid 19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

If anyone has information and/or is a descendant of a Rabbi Mordechai
who served in a Rabbinical position in Pinsk (or Karlin) during the
mid 19th cent. I would be happy to hear >from them. There is a strong
possibility that the above Mordechai who I am researching served also
in Ruzhin before coming to Pinsk. A strong candidate for the above is
Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in both cities at that time but I
don't have a confirmation as yet. I have been in touch with George
ZACKHEIM and have seen "The Scattered seeds" which didn't help me that
much and would prefer hearing >from direct descendant of possible
candidates for the above candidate. Another hint is that Mordechai was
most likely connected to the Volozhin Yeshiva (as was Mordechai
ZACKHEIM).

TIA
Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi MORDECHAI- Pinsk (or Karlin) mid 19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

If anyone has information and/or is a descendant of a Rabbi Mordechai
who served in a Rabbinical position in Pinsk (or Karlin) during the
mid 19th cent. I would be happy to hear >from them. There is a strong
possibility that the above Mordechai who I am researching served also
in Ruzhin before coming to Pinsk. A strong candidate for the above is
Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in both cities at that time but I
don't have a confirmation as yet. I have been in touch with George
ZACKHEIM and have seen "The Scattered seeds" which didn't help me that
much and would prefer hearing >from direct descendant of possible
candidates for the above candidate. Another hint is that Mordechai was
most likely connected to the Volozhin Yeshiva (as was Mordechai
ZACKHEIM).

TIA
Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Re: NYC Municipal Archives Request (Delman-Ginandes Marriage License) #general

JAY PAUL <jpaul54@...>
 

Sally,
On the website (at least Steve Morse's link) it says that the groom's index goes
to 1907 in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but then goes >from 1908 to 1937 in all
boroughs.

Jay P. Paul, PhD
San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
jpaul54@dslextreme.com

Researching: SUMBERG (Pilvishok/Pilviskiai, Lithuania), LANGERT (Pilviskiai &
elsewhere in Suwalki gubernia); KAHN (Ranstadt, Germany),
PAVLOVSKIJ / PAVLOVSKY (Antonovka, Biela Tserkov, Vasilkov, Ukraine),
LEVITSKIJ / LEVITZSKY (Yasnogorodka, Vasilkov, Kiev gubernia),
KOTLER (Pilvishok, Suwalki gubernia), WOLF (Hungary).

On Aug 27, 2011, at 6:12 AM, Sally Bruckheimer wrote:
I looked at the Italiangen.org site too, when the original query was made,
but I noted that the Grooms Index is only until 1907, ...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Municipal Archives Request (Delman-Ginandes Marriage License) #general

JAY PAUL <jpaul54@...>
 

Sally,
On the website (at least Steve Morse's link) it says that the groom's index goes
to 1907 in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but then goes >from 1908 to 1937 in all
boroughs.

Jay P. Paul, PhD
San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
jpaul54@dslextreme.com

Researching: SUMBERG (Pilvishok/Pilviskiai, Lithuania), LANGERT (Pilviskiai &
elsewhere in Suwalki gubernia); KAHN (Ranstadt, Germany),
PAVLOVSKIJ / PAVLOVSKY (Antonovka, Biela Tserkov, Vasilkov, Ukraine),
LEVITSKIJ / LEVITZSKY (Yasnogorodka, Vasilkov, Kiev gubernia),
KOTLER (Pilvishok, Suwalki gubernia), WOLF (Hungary).

On Aug 27, 2011, at 6:12 AM, Sally Bruckheimer wrote:
I looked at the Italiangen.org site too, when the original query was made,
but I noted that the Grooms Index is only until 1907, ...


John Barnes Department Store - Finchley, UK #general

Michael Waas
 

Shabbat Shalom,

Does anyone remember anything about the John Barnes Department Store
in the UK? Recent information as well as family stories points to my
PARNES family being involved or owning the store for a period of time.

The store is now a Waitrose shop in conjunction with the John Lewis Partnership.

Also, if anyone has any insight on who John BARNES was we'd greatly
appreciate it.

This is cross-posted on JCR-UK and JewishGen Discussion Group.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL
Researching: PARNES/PARNESS/BARNES (London)


Jewish Enterprises in Lithuania Nationalized in 1940-41 #general

William Yoffee
 

The Panevezys District Research Group has posted among its non-shtetl/kehila
specific files on its Shutterfly website a list of 283 cases of Jewsih
properties nationalized under the authority of the newly established
Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (LSSR) in late 1940. The LSSR was
incorporated into the Soviet Union (USSR) on 3 August 1940. Its existance
was interrupted by the Nazi invasion of the USSR on 22 June 1941 until the
Soviet re-occupation in mid-1944 when its staus was restored.

Following new rules, the majority of factories and shops belonging to Jews
were nationalized and commissars were appointed to manage them. The supply
of goods decreased and, as a result, prices soared. The middle class, mostly
Jewish, bore most of the brunt and the standard of living dropped gradually.
The vast majority of the nationalizations took place on 27 September 1940
and the two following days, several in October, November and December and
the last one on 10 January 1941 (incorrectly listed as January 1940). The
nationalized properties were located throughout LSSR, but over 40% were in
Kaunas (city), as could be expected, and just under 10% were in Siauliai. In
the Panevezys District nationalized properties were located in Birzai,
Krekenava, Pakruojis, Radviliskis, Panevezys (town), Pasvalys and Zemelis.

Only 194 of the cases on this list refer to specific businesses. These
appear to be mostly in the retail trades, but also include a number of
manufacturers, agricultural suppliers, storage warehouses and import/export
businesses. There is no designation for 89 cases. It is probable that these
include privately owned homes, some of which contained small shops, and
land. There exists a file for each enterprise or person which contains the
name of the former owner, type of enterprise, names of the commissars of
nationalization, long lists of every item found in the store or warehouse
and a list of debtors. Sometimes there is a letter >from a former owner
requesting permission to live in the nationalized property, supporting the
assumption that some nationalized properties were also used as residences.
The names listed as former property owners were of both men and women.
Everyone on the list had a family registration number.

This list is being shared with all of the LitvakSIG District Research
Groups.

Membership in the Panevezys District Research Group is open to everyone.
For more information on how to become a member, please contact me.

Shavuah tov and
Regards,
Bill Yoffee
Panevezys District Research Coordinator
kidsbks@verizon.net


Distance Rypin to Divin #general

egrdn@...
 

My paternal grandfather's parents were Simcha Pinchas GOLDSHOLL and Frume
LIN. The Goldsholls came >from Divin / Dywin, near Kobrin, in what is now
Belarus. My paternal grandmother's parents, Solomon or Zanvil LONDON and
Sprinze GRUSTEIN or KURSTENN came >from Rypin, Plock, Poland.

My grandparents married in New York in 1902. I know that there were
second cousin marriages on the Goldsholl side. We think there may have been
some on the London side as well. What I do not know is whether there was any
intermarriage between the Goldsholls in Divin and the Londons in Rypin
prior to my grandparents's marriage. Given the distance >from Rypin to DIvin,
would such a marriage have been feasible? I looked at a map and estimated
the distance to be about 120 miles or more, but I am not very good at
estimating distance. Would a distance of that magnitude mean that there was
probably no 19th century intermarriage between people in the two villages /
towns?

Eleanor Goldsholl Gordon
Lafayette, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen John Barnes Department Store - Finchley, UK #general

Michael Waas
 

Shabbat Shalom,

Does anyone remember anything about the John Barnes Department Store
in the UK? Recent information as well as family stories points to my
PARNES family being involved or owning the store for a period of time.

The store is now a Waitrose shop in conjunction with the John Lewis Partnership.

Also, if anyone has any insight on who John BARNES was we'd greatly
appreciate it.

This is cross-posted on JCR-UK and JewishGen Discussion Group.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL
Researching: PARNES/PARNESS/BARNES (London)

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