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Mail restrictions in Amsterdam in 1942? #general

Judy Vasos
 

Family members who were trapped in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam sent letters
through a cousin in Switzerland to their daughter in New York after 1941
when the USA entered the war. The cousin in Switzerland had trouble
sending packages to them and not all of their daughter's letters sent
from America through the cousin were received (the daughter continued to
write to them weekly, they comment in their letters they have not been
receiving her mail on regular basis.)

On the other hand they were able to send & receive correspondence >from
family members in Italy and Yugoslavia, countries under Axis control.

My question is: Did the Nazis impose special restrictions on
correspondence to and >from the Jews in Amsterdam in 1942?

All their mail was censored and we know after America entered the war in
1941, mail could not be sent or received directly. And we know that
deportations >from Amsterdam to Auschwitz began in 1942.

Could anything else account for the dramatic decrease in 1942
correspondence compared to 1940 and 1941? Special mail restrictions
imposed on Jews in 1942?

Thanks for any postal related information that would throw light on
the decrease in correspondence.

Judy Vasos
judyvasos@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mail restrictions in Amsterdam in 1942? #general

Judy Vasos
 

Family members who were trapped in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam sent letters
through a cousin in Switzerland to their daughter in New York after 1941
when the USA entered the war. The cousin in Switzerland had trouble
sending packages to them and not all of their daughter's letters sent
from America through the cousin were received (the daughter continued to
write to them weekly, they comment in their letters they have not been
receiving her mail on regular basis.)

On the other hand they were able to send & receive correspondence >from
family members in Italy and Yugoslavia, countries under Axis control.

My question is: Did the Nazis impose special restrictions on
correspondence to and >from the Jews in Amsterdam in 1942?

All their mail was censored and we know after America entered the war in
1941, mail could not be sent or received directly. And we know that
deportations >from Amsterdam to Auschwitz began in 1942.

Could anything else account for the dramatic decrease in 1942
correspondence compared to 1940 and 1941? Special mail restrictions
imposed on Jews in 1942?

Thanks for any postal related information that would throw light on
the decrease in correspondence.

Judy Vasos
judyvasos@gmail.com


Re: Is the German surname GERSHUTZ "Jewish?" #general

Roger Lustig
 

Ruth:

If the name was German, it would have had a C between the S and the H. S
followed directly by H in German indicates a syllable break between the
letters, not the "sh" sound. (That sound is spelled SCH.)

GERSCHUTZ does not appear in the German telephone directory.
http://www.dastelefonbuch.de/ GERSCHUETZ (replace the UE with a U
umlaut) does appear there, with perhaps a dozen listings. >from the map
on that page, they're mostly in the Frankfurt-Wuerzburg region.

The other place to look is Lars Menk's _A Dictionary of German-Jewish
Surnames_. No hits there; nothing close.

And, yes, we discuss things like this over at GerSIG all the time!

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA
research coordinator, GerSIG

On 4/30/2015 7:19 PM, Ruth Naidia Woolf ruthnw@comcast.net wrote:
An acquaintance of mine, whose paternal grandfather's surname was
GERSHUTZ (changed to GERSHULTZ after emigrating to the US after WWII),
is wondering where his (late) grandpa came >from in Germany and whether
his ancestry was Jewish.

Any help or suggestions will be appreciated. (Is there any other
genealogy source/website or SIG I should check?)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is the German surname GERSHUTZ "Jewish?" #general

Roger Lustig
 

Ruth:

If the name was German, it would have had a C between the S and the H. S
followed directly by H in German indicates a syllable break between the
letters, not the "sh" sound. (That sound is spelled SCH.)

GERSCHUTZ does not appear in the German telephone directory.
http://www.dastelefonbuch.de/ GERSCHUETZ (replace the UE with a U
umlaut) does appear there, with perhaps a dozen listings. >from the map
on that page, they're mostly in the Frankfurt-Wuerzburg region.

The other place to look is Lars Menk's _A Dictionary of German-Jewish
Surnames_. No hits there; nothing close.

And, yes, we discuss things like this over at GerSIG all the time!

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA
research coordinator, GerSIG

On 4/30/2015 7:19 PM, Ruth Naidia Woolf ruthnw@comcast.net wrote:
An acquaintance of mine, whose paternal grandfather's surname was
GERSHUTZ (changed to GERSHULTZ after emigrating to the US after WWII),
is wondering where his (late) grandpa came >from in Germany and whether
his ancestry was Jewish.

Any help or suggestions will be appreciated. (Is there any other
genealogy source/website or SIG I should check?)


Connection between ABRAMOWITZ-Rabbi David-HURWITZ families of Novarodok 18th Century #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Many of you may have read my previous posts about researching any
connection between the ABRAMOWITZ and HURWITZ families of Novarodok
18-19th cent. Now I am thinking if the link could be through Rabbi
David ben (son of) Moshe of Klezk who was the Rabbi of Novarodok
(a.k.a. "galiya Mesechta") during a greater part of the 18th cent. and
if he had a connection to the ABRAMOWITZ and/or HURWITZ families. I
haven't found a family name for this Rabbi David but have seen that
his son-in-law who published Rabbi David's work (s) went under the
name Rabbi RABINOWITZ.

According to an old note written by a great uncle of mine. we are
descendant of Rabbi David's brother, - we are the ABRAMOWITZ - but I
don't know exactly the line to the above Rabbi David.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Connection between ABRAMOWITZ-Rabbi David-HURWITZ families of Novarodok 18th Century #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Many of you may have read my previous posts about researching any
connection between the ABRAMOWITZ and HURWITZ families of Novarodok
18-19th cent. Now I am thinking if the link could be through Rabbi
David ben (son of) Moshe of Klezk who was the Rabbi of Novarodok
(a.k.a. "galiya Mesechta") during a greater part of the 18th cent. and
if he had a connection to the ABRAMOWITZ and/or HURWITZ families. I
haven't found a family name for this Rabbi David but have seen that
his son-in-law who published Rabbi David's work (s) went under the
name Rabbi RABINOWITZ.

According to an old note written by a great uncle of mine. we are
descendant of Rabbi David's brother, - we are the ABRAMOWITZ - but I
don't know exactly the line to the above Rabbi David.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


14 Day Heritage Tour To Warsaw, Lithuania and Latvia #general

Eli Rabinowitz <elirab52@...>
 

Hi All

I am about start my 5th Heritage Tour to Warsaw, Lithuania and Latvia in a
couple of weeks time.

I am currently in New York on my way to Europe.

These are my planned stops after New York:

Toronto
London
Warsaw
Vilnius
Utena
Daugavpils (Dvinsk)
Rokiskis
Kupiskis
Birzai
Bauska
Rundale
Salaspils
Riga
Siauliai
Plunge
Rietavas
Kelme
Kedainiai
Seduva
Kaunas
Marijampole
Kalvarija
Alytus
Vilnius
Warsaw

I will be following a different route to last year and will be taking many
photos along the way.

You can join and follow me on my virtual heritage tour at http://elirab.me

It is completely free!

If you have any questions about the places I will be visiting, please email
me at eli@elirab.com

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
New York
about.me/elirab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 14 Day Heritage Tour To Warsaw, Lithuania and Latvia #general

Eli Rabinowitz <elirab52@...>
 

Hi All

I am about start my 5th Heritage Tour to Warsaw, Lithuania and Latvia in a
couple of weeks time.

I am currently in New York on my way to Europe.

These are my planned stops after New York:

Toronto
London
Warsaw
Vilnius
Utena
Daugavpils (Dvinsk)
Rokiskis
Kupiskis
Birzai
Bauska
Rundale
Salaspils
Riga
Siauliai
Plunge
Rietavas
Kelme
Kedainiai
Seduva
Kaunas
Marijampole
Kalvarija
Alytus
Vilnius
Warsaw

I will be following a different route to last year and will be taking many
photos along the way.

You can join and follow me on my virtual heritage tour at http://elirab.me

It is completely free!

If you have any questions about the places I will be visiting, please email
me at eli@elirab.com

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
New York
about.me/elirab


Re: Are the names the same? #general

Judith Singer
 

Dear Richard: Khiena and Chana, Henna and Hanna are all the same in
my family, which is >from Kavarskas and Vilkomir, not far >from Janova,
and since it was a name that occurred with confusing frequency in
my.family, I am quite sure of that. I doubt that Sora- Godes is the
same person as Sara Girsha, but Girsha is not a woman's name - was her
father's name Girsha? If so, the Girsha might have been an
identifying patronymic rather than her own name. Sora and Sara are
essentially identical. Adding an s to the end of a given name was not
unusual (Leyb, Leyb, and Leybas are all the same name) so Sora Godes
and Sara Goda are the same.

Some of the variants of Shmerel you cite are a problem. Shmerel
definittely = Shmerko, Shamreyah, and Shmerlo in Lithuania. Sherlo was
probably an error in recording - they forgot the m. However, Shimel
is an entirely different name.

That doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't the same person. An ordinary,
not particularly well-educated Jew in the shtetl was often not that
careful about even his own formal name. Occasionally a nickname was
used for so long and so often that the name >from which it stemmed was
forgotten (In my family, men known as Elie became Eliash in some cases
and Eliezer in others.). I think scholars tend to forget that our
forebears were not as knowledgeable as they. Also, some people's
names were changed slightly during the course of a severe illness in
order to confuse the angel of death / evil eye / etc. and thereby
avert death. (I believe this is how Kasriel in our family became
Karpel - two different names for what is unquestionably the same
person.)

So could Shimel have been used for Shmerel? Maybe - you would have to
look at whether other evidence surrounding the name, such as age and
family members, indicates that it is the same person, and in the
second possibility of a name being changed during illness, whether the
use of Shimel was consistent thereafter.

The Given Name DataBase on JewishGEN is helpful regarding these
questions, as is Boris Feldblyum's Russian-Jewish Given Names and Dr
Alexandre Beider's work.

good luck -

Judith Singer

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen "Given Names Database" may be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

From: RICHARD FRIEDMAN <richfriedman@optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:38:00 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Genners,
I have recently confirmed through two sources that my G Mother Paya
Beilia [Rebecca] KURLIANDCHIK was born in Janova, Lithuania on Feb.15,
1881. She was the daughter of Shmerel ben Shmerel of Seta. Her mother
was Sara-Godes. She married my GFather Israel Moishe POCK/POK of
Globokye in Jan.1904

I am trying to create a family tree and have reviewed the many lists and
databases on JewishGens KahellaLinks and the LitvakSIG lists.

In reviewing these lists, I find various 'names' that could be also be
my gg grandparents. ie Could Shmerel also be called Sherlo, Shmerk ,
Shumel Shimel, Shamreyah etc. in one place and another name in another
place? Is Sora- Godes the same person as Sara Girsha or Sara Goda? Could
Khiena be the same as Chana, Henna or Hanna ? BTW, I know that spelling
doesn`t count and that the names are transliterated >from Cyrrilic.

Any and all ideas would be helpful and are deeply appreciated.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Are the names the same? #general

Judith Singer
 

Dear Richard: Khiena and Chana, Henna and Hanna are all the same in
my family, which is >from Kavarskas and Vilkomir, not far >from Janova,
and since it was a name that occurred with confusing frequency in
my.family, I am quite sure of that. I doubt that Sora- Godes is the
same person as Sara Girsha, but Girsha is not a woman's name - was her
father's name Girsha? If so, the Girsha might have been an
identifying patronymic rather than her own name. Sora and Sara are
essentially identical. Adding an s to the end of a given name was not
unusual (Leyb, Leyb, and Leybas are all the same name) so Sora Godes
and Sara Goda are the same.

Some of the variants of Shmerel you cite are a problem. Shmerel
definittely = Shmerko, Shamreyah, and Shmerlo in Lithuania. Sherlo was
probably an error in recording - they forgot the m. However, Shimel
is an entirely different name.

That doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't the same person. An ordinary,
not particularly well-educated Jew in the shtetl was often not that
careful about even his own formal name. Occasionally a nickname was
used for so long and so often that the name >from which it stemmed was
forgotten (In my family, men known as Elie became Eliash in some cases
and Eliezer in others.). I think scholars tend to forget that our
forebears were not as knowledgeable as they. Also, some people's
names were changed slightly during the course of a severe illness in
order to confuse the angel of death / evil eye / etc. and thereby
avert death. (I believe this is how Kasriel in our family became
Karpel - two different names for what is unquestionably the same
person.)

So could Shimel have been used for Shmerel? Maybe - you would have to
look at whether other evidence surrounding the name, such as age and
family members, indicates that it is the same person, and in the
second possibility of a name being changed during illness, whether the
use of Shimel was consistent thereafter.

The Given Name DataBase on JewishGEN is helpful regarding these
questions, as is Boris Feldblyum's Russian-Jewish Given Names and Dr
Alexandre Beider's work.

good luck -

Judith Singer

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen "Given Names Database" may be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/

From: RICHARD FRIEDMAN <richfriedman@optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:38:00 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Genners,
I have recently confirmed through two sources that my G Mother Paya
Beilia [Rebecca] KURLIANDCHIK was born in Janova, Lithuania on Feb.15,
1881. She was the daughter of Shmerel ben Shmerel of Seta. Her mother
was Sara-Godes. She married my GFather Israel Moishe POCK/POK of
Globokye in Jan.1904

I am trying to create a family tree and have reviewed the many lists and
databases on JewishGens KahellaLinks and the LitvakSIG lists.

In reviewing these lists, I find various 'names' that could be also be
my gg grandparents. ie Could Shmerel also be called Sherlo, Shmerk ,
Shumel Shimel, Shamreyah etc. in one place and another name in another
place? Is Sora- Godes the same person as Sara Girsha or Sara Goda? Could
Khiena be the same as Chana, Henna or Hanna ? BTW, I know that spelling
doesn`t count and that the names are transliterated >from Cyrrilic.

Any and all ideas would be helpful and are deeply appreciated.


Translation needed Yiddish to English and help with Cyrillic and Latin America searches #latinamerica

Rachelle Litt
 

Some follow up for my post on April 8th. I want to thank those that
have responded with information and ideas. I am now in a position to
request more specific help. Here is the response >from Richard
Strimberrichard@strimber.com and what I have done for follow up and
what I am looking for. Amazing that this was found during Pesach!

Rachel Litt,
here is some info for you directly >from S=C3=A3o Paulo, Brasil to
contribute for your search.
I do not know them, but they are certainly well known here.
M Snayde you mention in yr today=E2=80=99se-mail as living in Brasil
well here is some basic info as they are/have/had the only Matzo
factory in Brasil for a good number of years
from the company=E2=80=99sweb site here is a translated description of th=
e
comany and the founders:
the web site for their company is : http://matza.com.br/web/m-snayde/
the email address on their site is
contato@matza.com.br and the telephone numer at the plant is +55 11 2948-46=
05
surely somwone >from the family shall be abble to answer in English do
remember you are one hour behind us in Florida

So... Here is where I am currently,
I looked up the matzo factory online,
translated the website on Google Translate and sent a letter to the
e-mail address on record. Mr. Orenstein in Israel told me thre was a
facebook page for Brazilian jews and he would post it. He later
identified a woman with the name Solon ) M Znaide's son-in-law's name)
on facebook and I sent a message. So far both contacts have not
responded. I was wondering how we can find someone who might know the
family in Brazil who can make contact. I believe according to the
website the factory has changed hands and my not be owned by the
family anymore. It said under new management, but that may be still
connected to the Znaide family s . I went on JGWBR to see if there was a
death record and I could not find any for that name. Google Translate
says the name is Snayde in some places and Znaide in others. It uses
Snayde when referring to the factory and Znaide when referring to
Meyer. Any thoughts on this? I would really like to get the death
information on Meyer and his wife Tsilya and their daughter Sara
Iankel ( Solon Iankel's wife) to finally figure out how Tsilya Znaide
was my ggm sister-in-law. My ggm Beila ( Bejla Kogan was born in
Soroki Moldova, then Bessarabia in about 1867.)
Would appreciate any help/ideas. Can you research Brazil on Ancestry?
It seems I only get those who came to US >from Brazil. Am I looking in
the wrong place? I have a worldwide membership.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rachelle Litt <rlittrph@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 9:19 PM
Subject: Translation needed Yiddish to English and help with Cyrillic
and Latin America searches
To: latamsig@lyris.jewishgen.org, bessarabia
<bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org>, ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org


I've posted part of a letter in Yiddish for which I need an English
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM38980
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or by
e-mail to rlittrph@gmail.com.

Also, the family names I am looking for are KATSMAZOVSKIJ and KOGAN
from Sharhorod Ukraine or Soroca Moldova; SNADJER or ZNAIDO or ZNAIDER
from Chernvitzi Ukraine, Argentina and Sao Paulo Brazil; YANKEL from
Sao Paulo Brazil. I have addresses in Brazil for M.(Mayer) Znaido
( Znaider?) at Rua Jose Paulina N 1-4 in 1930 and Sara Yankel from
1989 at Rua Prates 446 S. Paulo S.P. Brazil cer 01121. Is there a way
to do a reverse research for the names? I've never researched outside
of the US before
Also, I have many original Russian documents with the name of my ggf
written in Cyrillic. What kind of searches are available using the
Cyrillic spelling that I am not able to make with the English
translation and how do I go about putting the cyrillic in the
appropriate databases. His translated name is Shama Moishe Yankelev
KATSMAZOVSKIJ and he is >from the town of Sharhorod Ukraine. I read in
Beiders? (not sure that is the book I used) that the name probably
originated >from the town of Katsmaziv a mere miles >from Sharhorod. Any
suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated. I know his date of
death is Saturday February 14, 1920. The family was living in
Starokostyantiniv at the time. His wife was Beijla KOGAN daughter of
Zalman KOGAN. My source says she was >from Soroki where my grandfather
Froim Shamov KATSMAZOVSKIJ was listed as being born on his official
Russian passport.

Thank you very much for any help.

Rachelle Litt
Florida, United States
rlittrph@gmail.com
561-635-9159


New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


Latin America #LatinAmerica Fwd: Translation needed Yiddish to English and help with Cyrillic and Latin America searches #latinamerica

Rachelle Litt
 

Some follow up for my post on April 8th. I want to thank those that
have responded with information and ideas. I am now in a position to
request more specific help. Here is the response >from Richard
Strimberrichard@strimber.com and what I have done for follow up and
what I am looking for. Amazing that this was found during Pesach!

Rachel Litt,
here is some info for you directly >from S=C3=A3o Paulo, Brasil to
contribute for your search.
I do not know them, but they are certainly well known here.
M Snayde you mention in yr today=E2=80=99se-mail as living in Brasil
well here is some basic info as they are/have/had the only Matzo
factory in Brasil for a good number of years
from the company=E2=80=99sweb site here is a translated description of th=
e
comany and the founders:
the web site for their company is : http://matza.com.br/web/m-snayde/
the email address on their site is
contato@matza.com.br and the telephone numer at the plant is +55 11 2948-46=
05
surely somwone >from the family shall be abble to answer in English do
remember you are one hour behind us in Florida

So... Here is where I am currently,
I looked up the matzo factory online,
translated the website on Google Translate and sent a letter to the
e-mail address on record. Mr. Orenstein in Israel told me thre was a
facebook page for Brazilian jews and he would post it. He later
identified a woman with the name Solon ) M Znaide's son-in-law's name)
on facebook and I sent a message. So far both contacts have not
responded. I was wondering how we can find someone who might know the
family in Brazil who can make contact. I believe according to the
website the factory has changed hands and my not be owned by the
family anymore. It said under new management, but that may be still
connected to the Znaide family s . I went on JGWBR to see if there was a
death record and I could not find any for that name. Google Translate
says the name is Snayde in some places and Znaide in others. It uses
Snayde when referring to the factory and Znaide when referring to
Meyer. Any thoughts on this? I would really like to get the death
information on Meyer and his wife Tsilya and their daughter Sara
Iankel ( Solon Iankel's wife) to finally figure out how Tsilya Znaide
was my ggm sister-in-law. My ggm Beila ( Bejla Kogan was born in
Soroki Moldova, then Bessarabia in about 1867.)
Would appreciate any help/ideas. Can you research Brazil on Ancestry?
It seems I only get those who came to US >from Brazil. Am I looking in
the wrong place? I have a worldwide membership.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rachelle Litt <rlittrph@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 9:19 PM
Subject: Translation needed Yiddish to English and help with Cyrillic
and Latin America searches
To: latamsig@lyris.jewishgen.org, bessarabia
<bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org>, ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org


I've posted part of a letter in Yiddish for which I need an English
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM38980
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or by
e-mail to rlittrph@gmail.com.

Also, the family names I am looking for are KATSMAZOVSKIJ and KOGAN
from Sharhorod Ukraine or Soroca Moldova; SNADJER or ZNAIDO or ZNAIDER
from Chernvitzi Ukraine, Argentina and Sao Paulo Brazil; YANKEL from
Sao Paulo Brazil. I have addresses in Brazil for M.(Mayer) Znaido
( Znaider?) at Rua Jose Paulina N 1-4 in 1930 and Sara Yankel from
1989 at Rua Prates 446 S. Paulo S.P. Brazil cer 01121. Is there a way
to do a reverse research for the names? I've never researched outside
of the US before
Also, I have many original Russian documents with the name of my ggf
written in Cyrillic. What kind of searches are available using the
Cyrillic spelling that I am not able to make with the English
translation and how do I go about putting the cyrillic in the
appropriate databases. His translated name is Shama Moishe Yankelev
KATSMAZOVSKIJ and he is >from the town of Sharhorod Ukraine. I read in
Beiders? (not sure that is the book I used) that the name probably
originated >from the town of Katsmaziv a mere miles >from Sharhorod. Any
suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated. I know his date of
death is Saturday February 14, 1920. The family was living in
Starokostyantiniv at the time. His wife was Beijla KOGAN daughter of
Zalman KOGAN. My source says she was >from Soroki where my grandfather
Froim Shamov KATSMAZOVSKIJ was listed as being born on his official
Russian passport.

Thank you very much for any help.

Rachelle Litt
Florida, United States
rlittrph@gmail.com
561-635-9159


Latin America #LatinAmerica New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


IAJGS 2015 #latinamerica

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

The 35th IAJGS International Conference is just around the corner!
For a significant discount (and a chance to win great prizes in our
drawing), register now. "Early Bird Special" ends on May 6th! Visit
www.iajgs2015.org to register.

Treat yourself to the wonderful pre-Conference Shabbaton on the
Friday-Saturday, July 3-4 weekend preceding the Conference. Enjoy an
adventure in exploring the sights and sounds of Jerusalem via three
unique tour opportunities.

"Exploration Sunday" on July 5 offers you the superior options of
either visiting extraordinary research archives or taking
fascinating tours of Jerusalem and Israel.

Monday's full day of programming sets the pace for a peerless
schedule of sessions, including one that offers how-to's for those
attending their first IAJGS Conference.

SIG luncheons and other SIG meetings will be held each day,
bolstered by valuable sessions on Jewish communities throughout
the world that dot the daily schedules. BOF meetings will be
announced soon, with over 25 BOF groups planning time together
this year!

Guide to the Perplexed: Nearly every day features a valuable
"Breakfast with Experts" for the rare opportunity to sit round
the table with a genealogical wizard and personally ask
questions. The answers you'll hear can spark new directions for
your research. Experts will also be volunteering for one-on-one
"break down brick wall" meetings for those in need.

Our honored Keynote speaker Rabbi Israel Meir Lau will share his
moving plea to continue to tell the story of the Shoah, striving
to document our family's past as an inspiration for the next
generations to come.

The Convention's impressive roster of skilled, informative and
fascinating lecturers >from across the globe will present a
treasure of new ideas, new sources to research, and new tools
for advanced and novice genealogists alike. View the full program
at www.iajgs2015.org

Our closing banquet will be enhanced by the presence of Dick
Eastman, genealogy's renowned blogger.

Come join us in the matchless city of Jerusalem for the momentous,
exciting 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.
Enjoy new and renewed friendships, and a rich appreciation of the
land, its resources and its people. For full Convention details:
www.iajgs2015.org.

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
chairman@iajgs2015.org
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem 6- 10 July 2015
www.iajgs2015.org


Latin America #LatinAmerica IAJGS 2015 #latinamerica

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

The 35th IAJGS International Conference is just around the corner!
For a significant discount (and a chance to win great prizes in our
drawing), register now. "Early Bird Special" ends on May 6th! Visit
www.iajgs2015.org to register.

Treat yourself to the wonderful pre-Conference Shabbaton on the
Friday-Saturday, July 3-4 weekend preceding the Conference. Enjoy an
adventure in exploring the sights and sounds of Jerusalem via three
unique tour opportunities.

"Exploration Sunday" on July 5 offers you the superior options of
either visiting extraordinary research archives or taking
fascinating tours of Jerusalem and Israel.

Monday's full day of programming sets the pace for a peerless
schedule of sessions, including one that offers how-to's for those
attending their first IAJGS Conference.

SIG luncheons and other SIG meetings will be held each day,
bolstered by valuable sessions on Jewish communities throughout
the world that dot the daily schedules. BOF meetings will be
announced soon, with over 25 BOF groups planning time together
this year!

Guide to the Perplexed: Nearly every day features a valuable
"Breakfast with Experts" for the rare opportunity to sit round
the table with a genealogical wizard and personally ask
questions. The answers you'll hear can spark new directions for
your research. Experts will also be volunteering for one-on-one
"break down brick wall" meetings for those in need.

Our honored Keynote speaker Rabbi Israel Meir Lau will share his
moving plea to continue to tell the story of the Shoah, striving
to document our family's past as an inspiration for the next
generations to come.

The Convention's impressive roster of skilled, informative and
fascinating lecturers >from across the globe will present a
treasure of new ideas, new sources to research, and new tools
for advanced and novice genealogists alike. View the full program
at www.iajgs2015.org

Our closing banquet will be enhanced by the presence of Dick
Eastman, genealogy's renowned blogger.

Come join us in the matchless city of Jerusalem for the momentous,
exciting 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.
Enjoy new and renewed friendships, and a rich appreciation of the
land, its resources and its people. For full Convention details:
www.iajgs2015.org.

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
chairman@iajgs2015.org
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem 6- 10 July 2015
www.iajgs2015.org


Re: Philadelphia marriage license #general

Marcia E. DeVries
 

Dear Genners,

Many thanks to Arthur, Janis, Walter, Yehudah, Bette, Charles and Evan,
(I've thanked them privately) who replied with suggestions for getting a
copy of a 1918 marriage license. The index is on-line, but the image of
the actual license in not on-line.

The final answer is to pay the city of Philadelphia $35 for a certified
copy, even though I do not need a certified copy, but there's no other option.

Thanks again for everyone's help.

Marcia Katzel DeVries
Walnut Creek, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Philadelphia marriage license #general

Marcia E. DeVries
 

Dear Genners,

Many thanks to Arthur, Janis, Walter, Yehudah, Bette, Charles and Evan,
(I've thanked them privately) who replied with suggestions for getting a
copy of a 1918 marriage license. The index is on-line, but the image of
the actual license in not on-line.

The final answer is to pay the city of Philadelphia $35 for a certified
copy, even though I do not need a certified copy, but there's no other option.

Thanks again for everyone's help.

Marcia Katzel DeVries
Walnut Creek, CA


Photo of headstone at Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

If anyone is planning a trip to Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield Gardens,
Queens, NY, can you please take a photograph of my grandparents' headstone.

They are:
Interment #: 116315
Last Name: MITCHELL
First Name: Mary
Age: 83
Date of Death: 6/5/1974
Gate: 509/S
Block: 16
Row: 017L
Grave: 5
Society Name: Liberal Fellows Benevolent Society Inc.

Interment #: 117479
Last Name: MITCHELL
First Name: David
Age: 90
Date of Death: 3/13/1975
Gate: 509/S
Block: 16
Row: 017L
Grave: 6

Thank you.

Shelley Mitchell
Shelley.Mitchell@att.net

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Shelley before
heading to the cemetery.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo of headstone at Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

If anyone is planning a trip to Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield Gardens,
Queens, NY, can you please take a photograph of my grandparents' headstone.

They are:
Interment #: 116315
Last Name: MITCHELL
First Name: Mary
Age: 83
Date of Death: 6/5/1974
Gate: 509/S
Block: 16
Row: 017L
Grave: 5
Society Name: Liberal Fellows Benevolent Society Inc.

Interment #: 117479
Last Name: MITCHELL
First Name: David
Age: 90
Date of Death: 3/13/1975
Gate: 509/S
Block: 16
Row: 017L
Grave: 6

Thank you.

Shelley Mitchell
Shelley.Mitchell@att.net

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Shelley before
heading to the cemetery.

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