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JewishGen How-To 5 minute Videos #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have 5 minutes...if so, consider scrolling to the bottom of the
education page (www.jewishgen.org/education) and view any that appeal
to you:

1.Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
2.How to Navigate JewishGen
3.Find Your Ancestral Town (for USA researchers)
4.JGFF: The JewishGen Family Finder
5.FTJP: Family Tree of the Jewish People
6.JewishGen Discussion Groups
7.Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen How-To 5 minute Videos #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have 5 minutes...if so, consider scrolling to the bottom of the
education page (www.jewishgen.org/education) and view any that appeal
to you:

1.Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
2.How to Navigate JewishGen
3.Find Your Ancestral Town (for USA researchers)
4.JGFF: The JewishGen Family Finder
5.FTJP: Family Tree of the Jewish People
6.JewishGen Discussion Groups
7.Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


Alan D Joffe #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to reach Alan >from Foster City.
His old email ajoffe@aol.com bounced back.
We were in touch some years ago re Joffe family.
Thank.

Neil Rosenstein


Need help finding Grandma's family #romania

Anne Kenison
 

Dear fellow Romanian researchers,

My Romanian grandmother, Rebecca (Beckie) Bernstein, was born in
about 1885-1890. She stated in the only document I have found asking for
birth location that she was born in Galatz (Galati). My mother, her
daughter-in-law, says she believes Grandma lived in Jassy (Iasi).
Immigration-related documents record that Grandma stated that her last
residence before leaving Romania was Bucharest (Bucuresti). She sailed on
La Bretagne, arriving in New York on 04 April 1903. She married my Russian
grandfather Harry Weiner on 10 Nov 1909. Thereafter they lived on the Lower
East Side of Manhattan and raised 5 children, of whom my father was the eldest.
Later in life, they moved to the Bronx. She died on 10 May 1969.

She was said to be a twin. She may have had at least two brothers, David and
Hermann (Abraham?). Her father was Mendel/Max and her mother possibly Lilly
Schwartz.

You now know everything I know about her family data. While I have hit brick
walls with all my grandparents, she is the biggest mystery. Does anyone have
any suggestions on how to find out more about her family and background?
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Anne Kenison


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alan D Joffe #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to reach Alan >from Foster City.
His old email ajoffe@aol.com bounced back.
We were in touch some years ago re Joffe family.
Thank.

Neil Rosenstein


Romania SIG #Romania Need help finding Grandma's family #romania

Anne Kenison
 

Dear fellow Romanian researchers,

My Romanian grandmother, Rebecca (Beckie) Bernstein, was born in
about 1885-1890. She stated in the only document I have found asking for
birth location that she was born in Galatz (Galati). My mother, her
daughter-in-law, says she believes Grandma lived in Jassy (Iasi).
Immigration-related documents record that Grandma stated that her last
residence before leaving Romania was Bucharest (Bucuresti). She sailed on
La Bretagne, arriving in New York on 04 April 1903. She married my Russian
grandfather Harry Weiner on 10 Nov 1909. Thereafter they lived on the Lower
East Side of Manhattan and raised 5 children, of whom my father was the eldest.
Later in life, they moved to the Bronx. She died on 10 May 1969.

She was said to be a twin. She may have had at least two brothers, David and
Hermann (Abraham?). Her father was Mendel/Max and her mother possibly Lilly
Schwartz.

You now know everything I know about her family data. While I have hit brick
walls with all my grandparents, she is the biggest mystery. Does anyone have
any suggestions on how to find out more about her family and background?
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Anne Kenison


Re: Jaworow #galicia

Igor Holyboroda
 

Dear listmembers!

Jaworow is the rajon (district) centre of Lviv oblast, 50 km to the west
from Lviv, stands on Shklo river. Now it is a nice green city, of a
half-village appearance, has approx 13,000 inhabitants, several old
churches, former townhall building.

The synagogue was founded there in 1658, old part of the city was
partly destroyed during WW2. The WW2 city ghetto was the central
among the surrounding cities, some people were sent there >from the
other places, ghetto inhabitants were in general destroyed in Dec 1942
(people were sent to Belzec).

Regards,
Igor Holyboroda

Ruth Kornbluth <rfenko@gmail.com> wrote:

I found two FENICHEL families in the Jaworow AGAD Births on JewishGen.
But when I looked for the town, I could find no trace of it on KehilaLinks
or town finder. Does anyone know anything about the town. I am
assuming it is in the vicinity of Lwow. Any help would be appreciated.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Jaworow #galicia

Igor Holyboroda
 

Dear listmembers!

Jaworow is the rajon (district) centre of Lviv oblast, 50 km to the west
from Lviv, stands on Shklo river. Now it is a nice green city, of a
half-village appearance, has approx 13,000 inhabitants, several old
churches, former townhall building.

The synagogue was founded there in 1658, old part of the city was
partly destroyed during WW2. The WW2 city ghetto was the central
among the surrounding cities, some people were sent there >from the
other places, ghetto inhabitants were in general destroyed in Dec 1942
(people were sent to Belzec).

Regards,
Igor Holyboroda

Ruth Kornbluth <rfenko@gmail.com> wrote:

I found two FENICHEL families in the Jaworow AGAD Births on JewishGen.
But when I looked for the town, I could find no trace of it on KehilaLinks
or town finder. Does anyone know anything about the town. I am
assuming it is in the vicinity of Lwow. Any help would be appreciated.


Re: LANGSAM-SEIDENFELD #general

Moishe Miller
 

Mordechay,

Your post was very interesting. Perhaps you are aware that Pesach
LANGSAM was the father of the Bnei Yissoschur - R' Hersh Mylech SPIRA.
Rabbi Spira's daughter Rivka URI had a daughter Rochel Leah that married
Naftali Seidenfeld (1831 - 1903, buried in Tzfas, Israel). Rochel Leah
and Naftali supposedly had 12 children. I know of 5 of his children,
born in the range of 1859 - 1875, most of who lived in Munkacz
(Mukachevo, Ukraine).

To answer your questions, it would be helpful to know the given name of
Mordechai SEIDENFELD's mother and those of her parents. I do believe
that a descendant of Pesach Langsam, via his son Chaim Leib Langsam
(see: http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Miller/langsam/chaimleb.htm)
married a Bnei Yissoschur descendant.

To your other question, I believe EVERYONE has relatives, "not-known" in
Israel.

For more detail, I direct you to my website: www.langsam.com
Feel free to contact me offline for further discussion.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com

Original message >from Mordechay Pollak <moti.pollak@gmail.com>:

My great grandfather Mordecai LANGSAM (1878-1953) called Mordechai
SEIDENFELD in Poland. (Seidenfeld is his mother's maiden name). Originated from
Lisko Lesko (Minsk?) Poland (Galicia?).

My question is how is it related to "Bnei Issachar" Rav Tzvi Elimelech
Shapira (previously called Langsam) and whether he has relatives - not - known
in Israel?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LANGSAM-SEIDENFELD #general

Moishe Miller
 

Mordechay,

Your post was very interesting. Perhaps you are aware that Pesach
LANGSAM was the father of the Bnei Yissoschur - R' Hersh Mylech SPIRA.
Rabbi Spira's daughter Rivka URI had a daughter Rochel Leah that married
Naftali Seidenfeld (1831 - 1903, buried in Tzfas, Israel). Rochel Leah
and Naftali supposedly had 12 children. I know of 5 of his children,
born in the range of 1859 - 1875, most of who lived in Munkacz
(Mukachevo, Ukraine).

To answer your questions, it would be helpful to know the given name of
Mordechai SEIDENFELD's mother and those of her parents. I do believe
that a descendant of Pesach Langsam, via his son Chaim Leib Langsam
(see: http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Miller/langsam/chaimleb.htm)
married a Bnei Yissoschur descendant.

To your other question, I believe EVERYONE has relatives, "not-known" in
Israel.

For more detail, I direct you to my website: www.langsam.com
Feel free to contact me offline for further discussion.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com

Original message >from Mordechay Pollak <moti.pollak@gmail.com>:

My great grandfather Mordecai LANGSAM (1878-1953) called Mordechai
SEIDENFELD in Poland. (Seidenfeld is his mother's maiden name). Originated from
Lisko Lesko (Minsk?) Poland (Galicia?).

My question is how is it related to "Bnei Issachar" Rav Tzvi Elimelech
Shapira (previously called Langsam) and whether he has relatives - not - known
in Israel?


Searching for surnames KELLER and NIMAN from London, Glasgow and USA/Canada #general

Daniel Gleek
 

Do you know a lady called Sheila (nee KELLER) in Canada who was born in London?

Sheila is now aged about 70/75; her siblings included Julie, Renee, Manny &
Susan.

Manny served in the British Army in Palestine (pre-Israel).

Their father Alf KELLER died in about 1975.

I am also searching for descendants of her ancestor Isaac KELLER (1846-1885 est).

His children were:
1) Rachel (1868-1928) - Married a Mr Niman in Glasgow
2) Sam KELLER (1873-1930) - Married Rachel and lived in London
3) David KELLER - nothing known about him

Plus Morris NIMAN, born in 1893 in Leeds, Yorkshire. Nothing more known.

Thank you, in advance.
Daniel Gleek in London
daniel@lobbus.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for surnames KELLER and NIMAN from London, Glasgow and USA/Canada #general

Daniel Gleek
 

Do you know a lady called Sheila (nee KELLER) in Canada who was born in London?

Sheila is now aged about 70/75; her siblings included Julie, Renee, Manny &
Susan.

Manny served in the British Army in Palestine (pre-Israel).

Their father Alf KELLER died in about 1975.

I am also searching for descendants of her ancestor Isaac KELLER (1846-1885 est).

His children were:
1) Rachel (1868-1928) - Married a Mr Niman in Glasgow
2) Sam KELLER (1873-1930) - Married Rachel and lived in London
3) David KELLER - nothing known about him

Plus Morris NIMAN, born in 1893 in Leeds, Yorkshire. Nothing more known.

Thank you, in advance.
Daniel Gleek in London
daniel@lobbus.co.uk


Family HERMAN in London, New York and South Africa #general

Daniel Gleek
 

I'm searching for descendants of brothers Sam and Solly HERMAN.
Thy were the sons of Harris and Sarah HERMAN of London.

Sam HERMAN (1879-1935) married Leah in London.
They are believed to have moved to Brooklyn, NY, with their kids:
Solly (1902), Johnny (1904), Abraham (1906) and Martha (1909).

It is possible Solly married a Mary and Johnny married a Celia.
However I have no other information.

Please reply privately and only if these people are on your tree!

Thank you,

Daniel Gleek in London
daniel@lobbus.co.uk


Seeking Sofia KUPCHIK from Odessa, Russia #general

Daniel Gleek
 

Dear Genners,

I am seeking the descedants of Sofia nee KUPCHIK >from Russia.

Sofia was born in about 1915 - so she would now be 100!
She lived close to Nikolayev and Jerson, near Odessa.

Her father was called Nachum (born 1890 approx).
Sofia's siblings emigrated to England and Argentina in c1910.
But she and her parents are thought to have remained in Russia.

There are many Anglicised variations for the spelling of Kupchik,
eg Kooptchick and Cupchik.

If any of these names pop up on your tree, please get in touch!

Thank You,
Daniel Gleek in London
daniel@lobbus.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family HERMAN in London, New York and South Africa #general

Daniel Gleek
 

I'm searching for descendants of brothers Sam and Solly HERMAN.
Thy were the sons of Harris and Sarah HERMAN of London.

Sam HERMAN (1879-1935) married Leah in London.
They are believed to have moved to Brooklyn, NY, with their kids:
Solly (1902), Johnny (1904), Abraham (1906) and Martha (1909).

It is possible Solly married a Mary and Johnny married a Celia.
However I have no other information.

Please reply privately and only if these people are on your tree!

Thank you,

Daniel Gleek in London
daniel@lobbus.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Sofia KUPCHIK from Odessa, Russia #general

Daniel Gleek
 

Dear Genners,

I am seeking the descedants of Sofia nee KUPCHIK >from Russia.

Sofia was born in about 1915 - so she would now be 100!
She lived close to Nikolayev and Jerson, near Odessa.

Her father was called Nachum (born 1890 approx).
Sofia's siblings emigrated to England and Argentina in c1910.
But she and her parents are thought to have remained in Russia.

There are many Anglicised variations for the spelling of Kupchik,
eg Kooptchick and Cupchik.

If any of these names pop up on your tree, please get in touch!

Thank You,
Daniel Gleek in London
daniel@lobbus.co.uk


My grandfather disappearing #general

Sara Lynns
 

My paternal grandparents emigrated >from the Ukraine in 1904. My father and
his siblings were born here.

I found my grandparents on the census. However, at some point, my
grandfather was not listed. In talking to a relative, she said - he disappeared.

Any suggestions to how to find out what happened? i.e. did he move back to
the Ukraine??

Thanx for your help

Jackie Lerner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My grandfather disappearing #general

Sara Lynns
 

My paternal grandparents emigrated >from the Ukraine in 1904. My father and
his siblings were born here.

I found my grandparents on the census. However, at some point, my
grandfather was not listed. In talking to a relative, she said - he disappeared.

Any suggestions to how to find out what happened? i.e. did he move back to
the Ukraine??

Thanx for your help

Jackie Lerner


GITLIN family from Lithuania (maybe Romania?), later South Africa #romania

G Sles
 

Greetings,

Any help finding records for these GITLINs will be appreciated.

Barney (Dov Ber) GITLIN was born circa 1875, a grandson says in Lithuania, but
I wonder if in Romania. Dov Ber was the son of Menachem Yitzhak GITLIN, who is
thought to have remained in Europe.

We are looking for Dov Ber's birth record and Menachem Yitzhak's death record.

Barney emigrated to South Africa, where he lived until his death in 1943. His
wife, my relative, was Rachel (Rae) SOLOMON, born in Falticeni, Romania. We don't
know for sure when or where they married, but it wasn't in Lithuania. Rae was in
London at least until 1901 and probably until after the Boer War ended in 1902. A
grandson thinks the marriage was in South Africa. They settled in Durban.

The Durban, SA, synagogue records >from the early 1900s are no longer in existence,
which is unfortunate, because I was hoping to find information there.

I have looked unsuccessfully for the birth of Dov Ber GITLIN and the death of his
father Menachem Yitzhak GITLIN in the Lithuanian database on JewishGen and on
LitvakSig. I have also looked in the JG Romanian database. Am I missing something?

I'm posting this message to the relevant SIGs: Litvak, Romanian, South African.

Please respond privately if you have any leads, suggestions or records.

Thank you.

Best,
Gay Slesinger
USA


Romania SIG #Romania GITLIN family from Lithuania (maybe Romania?), later South Africa #romania

G Sles
 

Greetings,

Any help finding records for these GITLINs will be appreciated.

Barney (Dov Ber) GITLIN was born circa 1875, a grandson says in Lithuania, but
I wonder if in Romania. Dov Ber was the son of Menachem Yitzhak GITLIN, who is
thought to have remained in Europe.

We are looking for Dov Ber's birth record and Menachem Yitzhak's death record.

Barney emigrated to South Africa, where he lived until his death in 1943. His
wife, my relative, was Rachel (Rae) SOLOMON, born in Falticeni, Romania. We don't
know for sure when or where they married, but it wasn't in Lithuania. Rae was in
London at least until 1901 and probably until after the Boer War ended in 1902. A
grandson thinks the marriage was in South Africa. They settled in Durban.

The Durban, SA, synagogue records >from the early 1900s are no longer in existence,
which is unfortunate, because I was hoping to find information there.

I have looked unsuccessfully for the birth of Dov Ber GITLIN and the death of his
father Menachem Yitzhak GITLIN in the Lithuanian database on JewishGen and on
LitvakSig. I have also looked in the JG Romanian database. Am I missing something?

I'm posting this message to the relevant SIGs: Litvak, Romanian, South African.

Please respond privately if you have any leads, suggestions or records.

Thank you.

Best,
Gay Slesinger
USA

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