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Re: origin of the surname Badrian? #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Helen,

A quick look at BADRIAN passenger arrivals through Ellis Island at
www.stevemorse.org shows people with that surname coming >from
Turkey, Poland, Russia & Germany.

A quick search at www.familysearch.org finds 359 hits. The earliest
U.S. census with that surname (1900) has people born in Germany.
The 1910 census has birthplaces of Germany, Turkey & England.
The 1920 census has birthplaces of Syria, Galicia Poland.

Non-U.S. vital record hits at www.familysearch.org include: Peru, Hungary,=
Germany, England & Slovakia.

I suggest tracing the BADRIAN family, beginning with what you know &
working back generation-by-generation. Census records, passenger
manifests and vital records (birth, marriage, death records) can all
help pinpoint the family's origins.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY, CHAIMSON, Ariogala (Rogala), Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEVY, Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.
BOJDA, BERGER, BLEIWEISS, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY, Grodek (Bialystok)


One of the kids in our wider family is doing a school project on the
origin of their surname, Badrian,
snip...........


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: origin of the surname Badrian? #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Helen,

A quick look at BADRIAN passenger arrivals through Ellis Island at
www.stevemorse.org shows people with that surname coming >from
Turkey, Poland, Russia & Germany.

A quick search at www.familysearch.org finds 359 hits. The earliest
U.S. census with that surname (1900) has people born in Germany.
The 1910 census has birthplaces of Germany, Turkey & England.
The 1920 census has birthplaces of Syria, Galicia Poland.

Non-U.S. vital record hits at www.familysearch.org include: Peru, Hungary,=
Germany, England & Slovakia.

I suggest tracing the BADRIAN family, beginning with what you know &
working back generation-by-generation. Census records, passenger
manifests and vital records (birth, marriage, death records) can all
help pinpoint the family's origins.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY, CHAIMSON, Ariogala (Rogala), Lith.
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker), Pol.
LEVY, Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.
BOJDA, BERGER, BLEIWEISS, Tarnobrzeg, Pol.
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD, Daliowa, Pol.
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY, Grodek (Bialystok)


One of the kids in our wider family is doing a school project on the
origin of their surname, Badrian,
snip...........


Rom-SIG events at SLC 2014 Conference #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear fellow Rom-SIGers,

The program for the 2014 IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City is now online.
I call your attention to some events that relate specifically to
Romanian research. Do mark you calendars to be sure not to miss them!

_Sunday, July 27:_ - A table at the Share Fair. Do stop by to say hello!
_
Monday, July 28:

_9-10:15 am - Rom-SIG meeting, at which our new Research
Co-Coordinator, Jeffrey Gorney, a long-time Rom-SIG member, will speak
on his two trips to Romania in search of long-lost relatives. He has
written a memoir entitled "Mysterious places" and will show slides of
his photos of the many places he has visited. He will be joined by Merle
Kastner, who will speak of her trip after the Paris Conference to
Suceava, etc.

1:45-3 pm - Dan Jurca - Family research in Romanian's Jewish
cemeteries.

_Tuesday, July 29:

_1:45-3 pm - Dan Jurca - Jewish genealogy research in Romania.

_Wednesday, Ju__l__y 30:

_Bukovina BOF meeting: 9-10:15 am

Bob, Hanna and I are so sorry to miss being with you all this year, but
feel sure that you will enjoy getting to meet Jeffrey Gorney!

Rosanne Leeson
Palo Alto, CA USA


Romania SIG #Romania Rom-SIG events at SLC 2014 Conference #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear fellow Rom-SIGers,

The program for the 2014 IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City is now online.
I call your attention to some events that relate specifically to
Romanian research. Do mark you calendars to be sure not to miss them!

_Sunday, July 27:_ - A table at the Share Fair. Do stop by to say hello!
_
Monday, July 28:

_9-10:15 am - Rom-SIG meeting, at which our new Research
Co-Coordinator, Jeffrey Gorney, a long-time Rom-SIG member, will speak
on his two trips to Romania in search of long-lost relatives. He has
written a memoir entitled "Mysterious places" and will show slides of
his photos of the many places he has visited. He will be joined by Merle
Kastner, who will speak of her trip after the Paris Conference to
Suceava, etc.

1:45-3 pm - Dan Jurca - Family research in Romanian's Jewish
cemeteries.

_Tuesday, July 29:

_1:45-3 pm - Dan Jurca - Jewish genealogy research in Romania.

_Wednesday, Ju__l__y 30:

_Bukovina BOF meeting: 9-10:15 am

Bob, Hanna and I are so sorry to miss being with you all this year, but
feel sure that you will enjoy getting to meet Jeffrey Gorney!

Rosanne Leeson
Palo Alto, CA USA


Seeking US Arrival Certification Index #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I'm stuck on a branch of my research and I'm hoping someone can help
out. I have a ship manifest and all the names are readable and
familiar to me except for the youngest child. The name is overwritten
and might be Une or Ude or something else. It's a female child. Next
to the name is a number, and based on what I've seen with other
naturalizations, I believe it is an annotation >from the U.S. Labor
Department at the time they completed the arrival certification. (For
example, when I look up another person's petition, it's accompanied by
the Labor Dept's certification with that number.

So... what I'm wondering is whether anyone knows of an index that
reverses this number to get you to the name of the person whose
arrival is being certified. I speculate they had to have a way to do
this at that time because otherwise if they found 2 people claiming
the same name and arrival date, they'd be unable to figure out who the
first one was they'd annotated and locate the rest of that person's
records.

One other tidbit. I am pretty certain >from part of the annotation on
this record that the naturalization petition would have been filed
around 1941.

Thanks, in advance, for any suggestions.

Bob Fitterman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking US Arrival Certification Index #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I'm stuck on a branch of my research and I'm hoping someone can help
out. I have a ship manifest and all the names are readable and
familiar to me except for the youngest child. The name is overwritten
and might be Une or Ude or something else. It's a female child. Next
to the name is a number, and based on what I've seen with other
naturalizations, I believe it is an annotation >from the U.S. Labor
Department at the time they completed the arrival certification. (For
example, when I look up another person's petition, it's accompanied by
the Labor Dept's certification with that number.

So... what I'm wondering is whether anyone knows of an index that
reverses this number to get you to the name of the person whose
arrival is being certified. I speculate they had to have a way to do
this at that time because otherwise if they found 2 people claiming
the same name and arrival date, they'd be unable to figure out who the
first one was they'd annotated and locate the rest of that person's
records.

One other tidbit. I am pretty certain >from part of the annotation on
this record that the naturalization petition would have been filed
around 1941.

Thanks, in advance, for any suggestions.

Bob Fitterman


Family of Sidney L Binder of Elkins Park, PA #general

david rafky
 

I found hundreds of family photos recovered >from Sidney L. Binder's
house after his death. They may have been taken during his first marriage.
I know he had a daughter Naome. I am sure his family would want the
photos and I am looking for contact information.
Dave Rafky, Miami, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family of Sidney L Binder of Elkins Park, PA #general

david rafky
 

I found hundreds of family photos recovered >from Sidney L. Binder's
house after his death. They may have been taken during his first marriage.
I know he had a daughter Naome. I am sure his family would want the
photos and I am looking for contact information.
Dave Rafky, Miami, Florida


Any records from Ostrowiec? #poland

barbaralw@...
 

My maternal grandparents were >from the shtetl Ostrowiec which I understand
was just outside the town of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski in Poland.

According to my grandfather, all inhabitants were murdered in an
Einsatzgruppen action in 1941 and the village destroyed. I have
been unable to find ANY records >from this shtetl, making it nearly
impossible to trace my grandparents' relatives and their descendants.
There are a few incidental records that I see >from nearby towns and
villages, but not enough to find my family.

Has anyone seen records >from this village? If so, where?

Thank you,
-Barbara Weintraub

Researching SCHNEIDER, KATZ, WAXMAN >from Ostrowiec
WEINTRAUB, BROD, FINK, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL >from various
villages now in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, Ukraine

MODERATOR'S NOTE: According to both the JRI-Poland town page
http://jri-poland.org/town/ostrowiec_swiet.htm
and the JewishGen Communities Page for the town
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-520544
Ostrowiec and Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski are the same town. You
can check the JRI-Poland town page for records >from the town.


JRI Poland #Poland Any records from Ostrowiec? #poland

barbaralw@...
 

My maternal grandparents were >from the shtetl Ostrowiec which I understand
was just outside the town of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski in Poland.

According to my grandfather, all inhabitants were murdered in an
Einsatzgruppen action in 1941 and the village destroyed. I have
been unable to find ANY records >from this shtetl, making it nearly
impossible to trace my grandparents' relatives and their descendants.
There are a few incidental records that I see >from nearby towns and
villages, but not enough to find my family.

Has anyone seen records >from this village? If so, where?

Thank you,
-Barbara Weintraub

Researching SCHNEIDER, KATZ, WAXMAN >from Ostrowiec
WEINTRAUB, BROD, FINK, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL >from various
villages now in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, Ukraine

MODERATOR'S NOTE: According to both the JRI-Poland town page
http://jri-poland.org/town/ostrowiec_swiet.htm
and the JewishGen Communities Page for the town
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-520544
Ostrowiec and Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski are the same town. You
can check the JRI-Poland town page for records >from the town.


D & M translated for Belitsa, Orlya, Ostryna, Radun, Rozhanka, Vasilishki, Zheludok #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Dear Fellow Lida District Researchers:

I am really delighted to let you know that I just uploaded
to the LitvakSIG Lida District Shutterfly site files of
translations of death and marriage records for Belitsa, Orlya,
Ostryna, Radun, Rozhanka, Voranava, Vasilishki and Zheludok.
These records were microfilmed by the LDS at the Grodno
Archive some years ago and provided to the Belarus SIG.

Last year at the Boston conference, representatives of the
Belarus SIG provided the images of those records to me so
that they could be translated under the auspices of Litvak
SIG. Special thanks to Paul Zoglin of Belarus SIG for the
cooperation that made this joint effort possible.

The records are:
Belitsa D (1897-99) and M (1897-1900)
Orlya D (1897-1900) and M (1900)
Ostryna D (1897-1900) and M (1897-1900)
Radun D (1897-1900)
Rozhanka D (1897-1900) and M (1897-1898)
Vasilishki D (1897-1899)
Voranava D (1897-1900 and M (1897-1900)
Zheludok D (1897-1899) and M ( 1897-1900)

There is a surname list of the names covered in these records
which you can view in the Surname Lists section at the bottom
of the homepage of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group
https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com/

Even if you don't think you had family >from Belitsa, Orlya,
Ostryna, Radun, Rozhanka, Vasilishki, Voronava or Zheludok,
make sure you check the surname list -- you'll see, especially
in towns that include marriage records, names >from other
nearby towns.

I had a significant surprise myself. My father's name in
Eisiskes was BASTUNSKI, and his father was Elia. In the
Voranava deaths, there was an 1898 record for the death
of a one-year-old child named Chaim Shoul BASTUNSKI,
son of Elia, >from Divinishok. Even though that town had
never been in my family records before, it is very possible
that child was my uncle.

The translation of these and other Lida District Records
(such as the recently translated 1834 Revision List) are
funded by qualifying contributors to the LitvakSIG Lida
District Research Group. A contribution of $100 or
more to LitvakSIG earmarked for the Lida District
will guarantee access to Excel files of records as soon
as they are translated -- at least 18 months before
they are publicly searchable on the All Lithuania Database
and JewishGen Belarus Database. Even when the records
are publicly searchable, having the records in an Excel file
enables you to sort and browse in ways very helpful to your
research.

To become part of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research
Group, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute scroll down
to Research Groups and choose Lida District. A donation
of $100 or more will guarantee access to newly translated
records for five calendar years and help us translate
additional records.

If you have any questions, please let me know
at JRBaston@aol.com

Thanks,

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania D & M translated for Belitsa, Orlya, Ostryna, Radun, Rozhanka, Vasilishki, Zheludok #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Dear Fellow Lida District Researchers:

I am really delighted to let you know that I just uploaded
to the LitvakSIG Lida District Shutterfly site files of
translations of death and marriage records for Belitsa, Orlya,
Ostryna, Radun, Rozhanka, Voranava, Vasilishki and Zheludok.
These records were microfilmed by the LDS at the Grodno
Archive some years ago and provided to the Belarus SIG.

Last year at the Boston conference, representatives of the
Belarus SIG provided the images of those records to me so
that they could be translated under the auspices of Litvak
SIG. Special thanks to Paul Zoglin of Belarus SIG for the
cooperation that made this joint effort possible.

The records are:
Belitsa D (1897-99) and M (1897-1900)
Orlya D (1897-1900) and M (1900)
Ostryna D (1897-1900) and M (1897-1900)
Radun D (1897-1900)
Rozhanka D (1897-1900) and M (1897-1898)
Vasilishki D (1897-1899)
Voranava D (1897-1900 and M (1897-1900)
Zheludok D (1897-1899) and M ( 1897-1900)

There is a surname list of the names covered in these records
which you can view in the Surname Lists section at the bottom
of the homepage of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group
https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com/

Even if you don't think you had family >from Belitsa, Orlya,
Ostryna, Radun, Rozhanka, Vasilishki, Voronava or Zheludok,
make sure you check the surname list -- you'll see, especially
in towns that include marriage records, names >from other
nearby towns.

I had a significant surprise myself. My father's name in
Eisiskes was BASTUNSKI, and his father was Elia. In the
Voranava deaths, there was an 1898 record for the death
of a one-year-old child named Chaim Shoul BASTUNSKI,
son of Elia, >from Divinishok. Even though that town had
never been in my family records before, it is very possible
that child was my uncle.

The translation of these and other Lida District Records
(such as the recently translated 1834 Revision List) are
funded by qualifying contributors to the LitvakSIG Lida
District Research Group. A contribution of $100 or
more to LitvakSIG earmarked for the Lida District
will guarantee access to Excel files of records as soon
as they are translated -- at least 18 months before
they are publicly searchable on the All Lithuania Database
and JewishGen Belarus Database. Even when the records
are publicly searchable, having the records in an Excel file
enables you to sort and browse in ways very helpful to your
research.

To become part of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research
Group, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute scroll down
to Research Groups and choose Lida District. A donation
of $100 or more will guarantee access to newly translated
records for five calendar years and help us translate
additional records.

If you have any questions, please let me know
at JRBaston@aol.com

Thanks,

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group


RE Industries in Kovno and Vilna in 1900 #lithuania

Danielle Weiner
 

Hi Judith,

I can say with certainty that there were several soda-water factories
in Vilna in and around 1900. I have been researching this subject as
our Vaynerovich family supposedly owned one that bottled soda, mineral
water, lemonade and beer! (or some combination of these.)

My father's first cousin (sharp as a tack until her death at 96) who,
like my father, was born in Vilna and lived there until her teenage
years, said the name of the factory was Berger. I have spent some
time (and money) investigating this factory and have received 17 pages
of documents on it >from the Lithuanian Central Archives in Vilnius.
According to the documents, the owner was a Meer Berger. Nowhere did
I find the Vaynerovich name mentioned in the file.

All of us 'younger' cousins grew up hearing about our family's soda
factory in Vilna, so I do believe they owned one, but I am still
confused about cousin Minnie's statement. I guess it is possible that
she just remembered the name of that factory >from her youth and simply
misspoke.

As an aside to your shoe business question - my father, who came to
the US >from Vilna at the age of 13, got into the shoe business early
in his working life in America, eventually becoming the successful
proprietor of a number of women's shoe stores in Texas. Now I, too,
am wondering if Vilna may have played a role in his choice of
professions!

Danielle Weiner
Dallas, TX
VAYNEROVICH, GELER/GELLER, TAUB, GURWICZ, SHIBOVSKY, KOTLOVSKY,
CYKINSKI, KHAIMOVICH, SZEJMAN, WINOGRUN, BURSHTEIN >from Vilna and
vicinity, Rudamina and Butrimonys


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE Industries in Kovno and Vilna in 1900 #lithuania

Danielle Weiner
 

Hi Judith,

I can say with certainty that there were several soda-water factories
in Vilna in and around 1900. I have been researching this subject as
our Vaynerovich family supposedly owned one that bottled soda, mineral
water, lemonade and beer! (or some combination of these.)

My father's first cousin (sharp as a tack until her death at 96) who,
like my father, was born in Vilna and lived there until her teenage
years, said the name of the factory was Berger. I have spent some
time (and money) investigating this factory and have received 17 pages
of documents on it >from the Lithuanian Central Archives in Vilnius.
According to the documents, the owner was a Meer Berger. Nowhere did
I find the Vaynerovich name mentioned in the file.

All of us 'younger' cousins grew up hearing about our family's soda
factory in Vilna, so I do believe they owned one, but I am still
confused about cousin Minnie's statement. I guess it is possible that
she just remembered the name of that factory >from her youth and simply
misspoke.

As an aside to your shoe business question - my father, who came to
the US >from Vilna at the age of 13, got into the shoe business early
in his working life in America, eventually becoming the successful
proprietor of a number of women's shoe stores in Texas. Now I, too,
am wondering if Vilna may have played a role in his choice of
professions!

Danielle Weiner
Dallas, TX
VAYNEROVICH, GELER/GELLER, TAUB, GURWICZ, SHIBOVSKY, KOTLOVSKY,
CYKINSKI, KHAIMOVICH, SZEJMAN, WINOGRUN, BURSHTEIN >from Vilna and
vicinity, Rudamina and Butrimonys


Klaipeda (Memel) District Research Group #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

The Klaipeda (Memel) District Research Group of LitvakSIG obtains
records >from all shtetls in the Klaipeda (Memel) area. The includes
the town of Klaipeda (Memel) itself as well as records that pertain
to nearby shtetls - Priekule (Prokuls), Dilute (Silute, Heydekrug),
Rusne (Russ) and Smalininkai (Schmalleningken).

We acquire copies of records, translate and database them. We have
translated records for this district. If you are interested in the
latest information regarding those records please let me know, and
I will be glad to bring you up-to-date.

Best wishes
Max Heffler
Coordinator of the Klaipeda (Memel) District Research Group of LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Klaipeda (Memel) District Research Group #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

The Klaipeda (Memel) District Research Group of LitvakSIG obtains
records >from all shtetls in the Klaipeda (Memel) area. The includes
the town of Klaipeda (Memel) itself as well as records that pertain
to nearby shtetls - Priekule (Prokuls), Dilute (Silute, Heydekrug),
Rusne (Russ) and Smalininkai (Schmalleningken).

We acquire copies of records, translate and database them. We have
translated records for this district. If you are interested in the
latest information regarding those records please let me know, and
I will be glad to bring you up-to-date.

Best wishes
Max Heffler
Coordinator of the Klaipeda (Memel) District Research Group of LitvakSIG


Cervantes: Jewish origins #general

Saul Issroff
 

Interesting article on Cervantes, author of Don Quixote and his Jewish origins.
http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/Scientists-seek-remains-of-Don-Quixotes-crypto-Jewish-author-351476


( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ly5lurp )

Saul Issroff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cervantes: Jewish origins #general

Saul Issroff
 

Interesting article on Cervantes, author of Don Quixote and his Jewish origins.
http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/Scientists-seek-remains-of-Don-Quixotes-crypto-Jewish-author-351476


( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ly5lurp )

Saul Issroff


Seeking town of Leg, near Gniewoszow, Poland? #general

Patrick Atlas <patrick.atlas@...>
 

In some birth and death records, my ascendants were living between
1800-1850 in a town called Leg. The events were registered in Gniewoszow,
so I suppose that this village was near it.
But the only place I find now is this:

http://mapa.targeo.pl/%C5%81%C4%99g_%28powiat_zwole%C5%84ski%29,21.440556,51.264167?ln=en

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/kj8gkuh )

This village is far >from Gniewoszow, near Zwolen.
Could it be the same village as my ancestors?
Of course, as Granica, the Leg of this time could
not exist anymore.

Patrick Atlas
Paris, France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking town of Leg, near Gniewoszow, Poland? #general

Patrick Atlas <patrick.atlas@...>
 

In some birth and death records, my ascendants were living between
1800-1850 in a town called Leg. The events were registered in Gniewoszow,
so I suppose that this village was near it.
But the only place I find now is this:

http://mapa.targeo.pl/%C5%81%C4%99g_%28powiat_zwole%C5%84ski%29,21.440556,51.264167?ln=en

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/kj8gkuh )

This village is far >from Gniewoszow, near Zwolen.
Could it be the same village as my ancestors?
Of course, as Granica, the Leg of this time could
not exist anymore.

Patrick Atlas
Paris, France

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