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Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of January, 2016 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of January 2016 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
--Update the list of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova. We have
now 30 cemeteries indexed and/or photographed >from total of 73. See all the
details, with links to Cemetery reports, and lists of Unknown Graves.

--Camenca Jewish Cemetery was photographed and indexed. 484 records with
482 photos were sent to JOWBR. See the Camenca Cemetery Report maps,
photos, link to 360(!) Unknown grave photos.

--Lyublin Jewish Cemetery was indexed and photographed. 1 record with 1
photos were sent to JOWBR. See the Lyublin Cemetery Report with details
about the cemetery and photo of second standing tombstone, which we could
read.

Bessarabia Databases. Updates:
The Bessarabia Revision List Update. We have started compile a list of
records which are going to be send to JewishGen in May of 2016. It is
probable be another 12,000+ records which our Bessarabia Revision group will
complete. This time we will have a number of sets of Kishinev records. The
first reading was already completed for 8000+ Kishinev records and will be
ready in spring.

Again if you are interested to get get a whole set of records for the town
from that list, please donate $100 to Bessarabia SIG General fund and the
set will be send to you. And if you find your ancestors on the list, a copy
of an original page in Russian may also be send to you.

KehilaLinks websites. We have two more websites for Kiliya and Akkerman
(both now in Ukraine) which are in process of development. Thanks to Ariel
Parkansky. If you have any information you want to contribute to the site,
please contact Ariel.


Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of January, 2016 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of January 2016 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
--Update the list of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova. We have
now 30 cemeteries indexed and/or photographed >from total of 73. See all the
details, with links to Cemetery reports, and lists of Unknown Graves.

--Camenca Jewish Cemetery was photographed and indexed. 484 records with
482 photos were sent to JOWBR. See the Camenca Cemetery Report maps,
photos, link to 360(!) Unknown grave photos.

--Lyublin Jewish Cemetery was indexed and photographed. 1 record with 1
photos were sent to JOWBR. See the Lyublin Cemetery Report with details
about the cemetery and photo of second standing tombstone, which we could
read.

Bessarabia Databases. Updates:
The Bessarabia Revision List Update. We have started compile a list of
records which are going to be send to JewishGen in May of 2016. It is
probable be another 12,000+ records which our Bessarabia Revision group will
complete. This time we will have a number of sets of Kishinev records. The
first reading was already completed for 8000+ Kishinev records and will be
ready in spring.

Again if you are interested to get get a whole set of records for the town
from that list, please donate $100 to Bessarabia SIG General fund and the
set will be send to you. And if you find your ancestors on the list, a copy
of an original page in Russian may also be send to you.

KehilaLinks websites. We have two more websites for Kiliya and Akkerman
(both now in Ukraine) which are in process of development. Thanks to Ariel
Parkansky. If you have any information you want to contribute to the site,
please contact Ariel.


Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bershad by Nahman Huberman (Hebrew 1956) #yizkorbooks

Charles J Millman <charlesjmillman@...>
 

Interested in initiating a Yizkor book project for the above book on
the Ukrainian town of Bershad (Vinnitsya oblast) by Nahman Huberman -
247 pages. Before doing so, does anyone know of any English
translations of all or part of this book? Thanks!

Charles Millman
Plymouth Meeting PA
US

CHERNER, GANSKY, KOLKER (Bershad; Olgopol; Romanifka)


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Bershad by Nahman Huberman (Hebrew 1956) #yizkorbooks

Charles J Millman <charlesjmillman@...>
 

Interested in initiating a Yizkor book project for the above book on
the Ukrainian town of Bershad (Vinnitsya oblast) by Nahman Huberman -
247 pages. Before doing so, does anyone know of any English
translations of all or part of this book? Thanks!

Charles Millman
Plymouth Meeting PA
US

CHERNER, GANSKY, KOLKER (Bershad; Olgopol; Romanifka)


Chozeh of Lublin #rabbinic

Heshel Teitelbaum
 

Dear fellow researchers:

Can someone point me to a source mentioning the siblings of the Chozeh
of Lublin, Yaakov Yitzchok HOROWITZ (1745-1815). I am looking, in
particular, for mention of a sister who might have married a certain
Yitzchok ben (Efrayim) Fishel.

Thank you.

Heshel Teitelbaum
Ottawa, Canada


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Chozeh of Lublin #rabbinic

Heshel Teitelbaum
 

Dear fellow researchers:

Can someone point me to a source mentioning the siblings of the Chozeh
of Lublin, Yaakov Yitzchok HOROWITZ (1745-1815). I am looking, in
particular, for mention of a sister who might have married a certain
Yitzchok ben (Efrayim) Fishel.

Thank you.

Heshel Teitelbaum
Ottawa, Canada


JGSGW February 14 2016 Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

JGSGW February 14, 2016 Meeting Announcement

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its
February 2016 meeting on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm
at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD.

Program: 'Exploring the FamilySearch Website'
Speaker: Carol Kostakos Petranek

FamilySearch.org is the world's largest free family history website. It
is the repository of millions of U.S. and foreign records. It also has a
research wiki, a robust family tree, free online classes, and social
media connections. This presentation will give an overview of the FamilySearch
website, how to search its contents, and how to access its many genealogical
resources. Among the resources to be discussed is the Knowles Collection, a
quickly growing, free online Jewish genealogy database linking
generations of Jewish families >from all over the world.

Carol Kostakos Petranek serves as a Co-Director of the Washington, D.C.
Family History Center, where she coordinates classes, conferences and
community outreach projects. She is a Citizen Archivist at the National
Archives in Washington, D.C. and volunteers on the Civil War Widow's
Pension Project and as a Genealogy Aid in the Research Room. Carol is the
Volunteer Coordinator for a FamilySearch/Maryland Archive digitization project of
Probate and Estate Records. She is a Research Specialist in Hellenic
Genealogy, gives presentations on various genealogy topics, and writes
and edits personal and family histories. Carol and her husband, Gary,
reside in Silver Spring, Maryland and are the parents of 4 children and 15
grandchildren.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy

A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward
payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same
meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal
assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may
bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications, JGSGW
www.jgsgw.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw


JGS of Illinois Feb. 14, 2016, meeting: Israel Pickholtz speaking on Jewish genetic genealogy #general

events@...
 

Israel Pickholtz, a resident of Jerusalem and author of 'ENDOGAMY: One
Family, One People', will speak on Jewish Genetic Genealogy A Study
in Endogamy at the Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, meeting of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m.
at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials,
get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m.

The hottest topic in genealogy in the last few years has been genetics,
and tens of thousands of genealogists and their family members have
ordered DNA tests. Most of those haven't a clue what to do with their
test results, Israel Pickholtz says.

In his book, 'ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People,' he tackles the
challenge of endogamous communities head-on.

In his presentation, Pickholtz does not bring a 'how to' approach, as
every family is different. He prefers a 'how I did it' approach,
demonstrating the successes he has had in his own families and the
general lessons that are applicable to all research of this sort. His
goal is to inspire his listeners and readers to say 'I can do this!'

This program is free and open to the public. For more information about
this program, see jgsi.org/event-2090195 or call 312-666-0100.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW February 14 2016 Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

JGSGW February 14, 2016 Meeting Announcement

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its
February 2016 meeting on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm
at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD.

Program: 'Exploring the FamilySearch Website'
Speaker: Carol Kostakos Petranek

FamilySearch.org is the world's largest free family history website. It
is the repository of millions of U.S. and foreign records. It also has a
research wiki, a robust family tree, free online classes, and social
media connections. This presentation will give an overview of the FamilySearch
website, how to search its contents, and how to access its many genealogical
resources. Among the resources to be discussed is the Knowles Collection, a
quickly growing, free online Jewish genealogy database linking
generations of Jewish families >from all over the world.

Carol Kostakos Petranek serves as a Co-Director of the Washington, D.C.
Family History Center, where she coordinates classes, conferences and
community outreach projects. She is a Citizen Archivist at the National
Archives in Washington, D.C. and volunteers on the Civil War Widow's
Pension Project and as a Genealogy Aid in the Research Room. Carol is the
Volunteer Coordinator for a FamilySearch/Maryland Archive digitization project of
Probate and Estate Records. She is a Research Specialist in Hellenic
Genealogy, gives presentations on various genealogy topics, and writes
and edits personal and family histories. Carol and her husband, Gary,
reside in Silver Spring, Maryland and are the parents of 4 children and 15
grandchildren.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy

A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied toward
payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the same
meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring personal
assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability may
bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications, JGSGW
www.jgsgw.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Illinois Feb. 14, 2016, meeting: Israel Pickholtz speaking on Jewish genetic genealogy #general

events@...
 

Israel Pickholtz, a resident of Jerusalem and author of 'ENDOGAMY: One
Family, One People', will speak on Jewish Genetic Genealogy A Study
in Endogamy at the Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, meeting of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m.
at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials,
get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m.

The hottest topic in genealogy in the last few years has been genetics,
and tens of thousands of genealogists and their family members have
ordered DNA tests. Most of those haven't a clue what to do with their
test results, Israel Pickholtz says.

In his book, 'ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People,' he tackles the
challenge of endogamous communities head-on.

In his presentation, Pickholtz does not bring a 'how to' approach, as
every family is different. He prefers a 'how I did it' approach,
demonstrating the successes he has had in his own families and the
general lessons that are applicable to all research of this sort. His
goal is to inspire his listeners and readers to say 'I can do this!'

This program is free and open to the public. For more information about
this program, see jgsi.org/event-2090195 or call 312-666-0100.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Apter Rebbe in Philadelphia in 1940s #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for biographical information on Rabbi David Heschel (nee Flam)
who settled in Philadelphia about 1940 and had a pulpit where he was
known as the Apter Rebbe

Neil Rosenstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Apter Rebbe in Philadelphia in 1940s #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for biographical information on Rabbi David Heschel (nee Flam)
who settled in Philadelphia about 1940 and had a pulpit where he was
known as the Apter Rebbe

Neil Rosenstein


ViewMate tombstone translation request #general

R Jaffer
 

I've posted a tombstone photo for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44284

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate tombstone translation request #general

R Jaffer
 

I've posted a tombstone photo for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44284

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts, USA


Paterson, NJ Lookup #general

Andee Weinberg
 

Hi Genners:

For almost 15 years I have been searching for the death of my great
uncle Jacob/Jake SALL who passed away sometime during the 1917-1918 flu
epidemic in Paterson, NJ. Cemeteries, archives, etc., etc. Many years
ago, when I was a child, my mother showed me correspondence between his
wife (Bertha SILVERMAN SALL) and my grandmother (Lena BLOOM SALL)
regarding Jake's condition. These letters were written with great
regularity and there must have been possibly 15 - 20 letters. After my
mother passed my sister had possession of these letters. She cannot
find them, much to my chagrin.

Just today, I found a possible resource to locate his death. Does
anyone have a copy or has access to a copy of Passaic County Historical
Society's Roll Call of the Grim Reaper-Paterson & Vicinity 1898 - 1918
and would you be willing to look up the name of Jacob/Jake/Yakob
SALL/SOLL or any other variant of the name. He was born in Bialystok,
Russian Empire 30 Sep 1888.

Thank you all

Andrea Shafer Weinberg
St. Petersburg, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately to Andrea with actual look-ups.
Other relevant comments or general assistance may be posted to the
List


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Paterson, NJ Lookup #general

Andee Weinberg
 

Hi Genners:

For almost 15 years I have been searching for the death of my great
uncle Jacob/Jake SALL who passed away sometime during the 1917-1918 flu
epidemic in Paterson, NJ. Cemeteries, archives, etc., etc. Many years
ago, when I was a child, my mother showed me correspondence between his
wife (Bertha SILVERMAN SALL) and my grandmother (Lena BLOOM SALL)
regarding Jake's condition. These letters were written with great
regularity and there must have been possibly 15 - 20 letters. After my
mother passed my sister had possession of these letters. She cannot
find them, much to my chagrin.

Just today, I found a possible resource to locate his death. Does
anyone have a copy or has access to a copy of Passaic County Historical
Society's Roll Call of the Grim Reaper-Paterson & Vicinity 1898 - 1918
and would you be willing to look up the name of Jacob/Jake/Yakob
SALL/SOLL or any other variant of the name. He was born in Bialystok,
Russian Empire 30 Sep 1888.

Thank you all

Andrea Shafer Weinberg
St. Petersburg, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately to Andrea with actual look-ups.
Other relevant comments or general assistance may be posted to the
List


SCHULTZ/SCHALTZ in Jelgava/Mitau #latvia

unlikelylads@...
 

Hello all,

Is anyone else have connections to the SCHULTZ/SCHALTZ family in
Jelgava, in the 19th century?

I am research Jetta/Jenta LEWENSTEIN nee Schultz/Schaltz born in
Jelgava in approx 1843. Her father was Elias son of Simon, and she
had a brothers Todres Schultz and Peter Behr Schultz. Elias had at
least two brothers, Moses and Joschel.

I am trying to trace as far as I can my direct female line (so a lot
harder!), so the mother of Jetta/Jenta, Todres (born approx 1831) and
Peter Behr (died by 1845). Wife of Elias. Does anyone have any of
these people anywhere in their family tree?

I've looked at the revision lists on Raduraksti and sadly can't find
them yet. They appear in the Courland Enlistment Registers on
Jewishgen, but I won't be back in Latvia to go to the archives for a
while to look for the family list including the female relatives.

All best,

Agniya Dremach
London, UK


Latvia SIG #Latvia SCHULTZ/SCHALTZ in Jelgava/Mitau #latvia

unlikelylads@...
 

Hello all,

Is anyone else have connections to the SCHULTZ/SCHALTZ family in
Jelgava, in the 19th century?

I am research Jetta/Jenta LEWENSTEIN nee Schultz/Schaltz born in
Jelgava in approx 1843. Her father was Elias son of Simon, and she
had a brothers Todres Schultz and Peter Behr Schultz. Elias had at
least two brothers, Moses and Joschel.

I am trying to trace as far as I can my direct female line (so a lot
harder!), so the mother of Jetta/Jenta, Todres (born approx 1831) and
Peter Behr (died by 1845). Wife of Elias. Does anyone have any of
these people anywhere in their family tree?

I've looked at the revision lists on Raduraksti and sadly can't find
them yet. They appear in the Courland Enlistment Registers on
Jewishgen, but I won't be back in Latvia to go to the archives for a
while to look for the family list including the female relatives.

All best,

Agniya Dremach
London, UK


The Name Julek - Joel/Ilko/Hilko but not Hillel? (GASIOR family) #general

ewolfson
 

For those of you familiar with given names - especially in Lomza Gubernia..
I am pretty certain I have an ancestor named Joel, but who also went by
Julek quite often in documents >from the 1810s-1830s. Occasionally, his
name is also given as Ilk in the patronymic form Ilkowicz and in a few
documents it also looks like Hilkowicz.

Now of course I initially thought the name might be Hillel, as that is,
I think, the more common Hebrew name associated with Hilko. But I see no
Hillels in later records, only Juleks or Joels.

Does anyone else have a similar experience with these names?

Thanks,

Evan W. Wolfson
Pittsburgh, PA
now researching in Lomza Gubernia: SZWARCBORT (Wasewo, Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Rosochate Koscielny, Czyzewo, Ciechanowiec), MASLO (wsi Rakarz, Brok,
Ostrow Mazowiecka), GASIOR/GONSIOR (Janczewo Wielkie, Andrzejewo),
TEJTEL (Ostrow Mazowiecka), LEW(IN)(Ciechanowiec), JASKOLKA ha-Cohen
(Ciechanowiec), PLISZKA (Tymianki-Adamy, Nur, Ciechanowiec)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Name Julek - Joel/Ilko/Hilko but not Hillel? (GASIOR family) #general

ewolfson
 

For those of you familiar with given names - especially in Lomza Gubernia..
I am pretty certain I have an ancestor named Joel, but who also went by
Julek quite often in documents >from the 1810s-1830s. Occasionally, his
name is also given as Ilk in the patronymic form Ilkowicz and in a few
documents it also looks like Hilkowicz.

Now of course I initially thought the name might be Hillel, as that is,
I think, the more common Hebrew name associated with Hilko. But I see no
Hillels in later records, only Juleks or Joels.

Does anyone else have a similar experience with these names?

Thanks,

Evan W. Wolfson
Pittsburgh, PA
now researching in Lomza Gubernia: SZWARCBORT (Wasewo, Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Rosochate Koscielny, Czyzewo, Ciechanowiec), MASLO (wsi Rakarz, Brok,
Ostrow Mazowiecka), GASIOR/GONSIOR (Janczewo Wielkie, Andrzejewo),
TEJTEL (Ostrow Mazowiecka), LEW(IN)(Ciechanowiec), JASKOLKA ha-Cohen
(Ciechanowiec), PLISZKA (Tymianki-Adamy, Nur, Ciechanowiec)

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