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Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of October 2018 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of October 2018. See also at What's
New at Bessarabia SIG website:

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2018. A number of Revision List sets
were completed for town of Beltsy and Yassy/Beltsy uezd (district). See progress at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsDecemberOf2018.pdf

History of Jews. Article added:
- The Myth of No Return: Jewish Return.
Migration to Eastern Europe, 1881-1914
written by Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna. Reprinted >from American Jewish History, December 1, 1981,
vol LXXI I, number 2. With the permission of the author the full article is presented:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/JewishHistory/MythofNoReturnFromSarna.pdf

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
- We have upgraded the inventory of all cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova.
You can see the list >from the cemetery section at the website or directly here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/Inventory201810-October.htm

- We have completed photographing and indexing a large Jewish Cemetery of Bessarabia - Vadul
Rashkov. The Phase 1 was done in April of this year, and Phase 2 included more than 1,600 graves,
from that we submitted to JOWBR 1,065, and 613 images of Unknown graves can be viewed at
Bessarabia SIG website at Vadul Rashkov Cemetery Report at
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/cemetery/vadulrashkov/VadulRashkovCemetery.pdf.
Many new photos and information were added to the report.

Please let us know if you have any questions, issues, suggestions for our SIG. projects.

All the best,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of October 2018 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of October 2018. See also at What's
New at Bessarabia SIG website:

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2018. A number of Revision List sets
were completed for town of Beltsy and Yassy/Beltsy uezd (district). See progress at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsDecemberOf2018.pdf

History of Jews. Article added:
- The Myth of No Return: Jewish Return.
Migration to Eastern Europe, 1881-1914
written by Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna. Reprinted >from American Jewish History, December 1, 1981,
vol LXXI I, number 2. With the permission of the author the full article is presented:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/JewishHistory/MythofNoReturnFromSarna.pdf

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
- We have upgraded the inventory of all cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova.
You can see the list >from the cemetery section at the website or directly here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/Inventory201810-October.htm

- We have completed photographing and indexing a large Jewish Cemetery of Bessarabia - Vadul
Rashkov. The Phase 1 was done in April of this year, and Phase 2 included more than 1,600 graves,
from that we submitted to JOWBR 1,065, and 613 images of Unknown graves can be viewed at
Bessarabia SIG website at Vadul Rashkov Cemetery Report at
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/cemetery/vadulrashkov/VadulRashkovCemetery.pdf.
Many new photos and information were added to the report.

Please let us know if you have any questions, issues, suggestions for our SIG. projects.

All the best,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Was Kashrut indicated by a stamp in mid-19th century in Romania and (or) elsewhere? #romania

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Hello all,
I'm sending this question to both Rom-Sig and the general JewishGen discussion
group.

We are trying to keep track of my maternal GGF's family and names. He was born in Romania.
The family seems to have been switching between "Siegler" (or Zigler) in some
documents, and (Romanian spelling) "Leizerovici" in others. The German "Siegler"
means "one who stamps".
We know (>from his gravestone) that my GGF's GF was Eliezer and was a
"shochet u-bodek" i.e. a ritual slaughterer, who also confirmed the Kashrut of
slaughtered meat. Leizerovici is clearly son of Leizer (son of Eliezer)

Would confirming the Kashrut of meat be done with some kind of stamp?

That would explain the "Siegler" (Zigler) -

Thank you

Odeda Zlotnick
Searching:
KULIKOWER, BLASS, BOTTWIN-MELLER in Lemberg and Vienna;
LEISEROWITZ (LEIZEROVICI), ZIGLER (SIEGLER); COSULEANU in Iasi and Cosula Romania ;
MENDELOWITSCH (MENDELWICZ) in Tomaszow Mazowietsky;
ZLOTNICK >from Lapichi (Lapich) Belarus, FEIGIN in Minsk, Belarus


Romania SIG #Romania Was Kashrut indicated by a stamp in mid-19th century in Romania and (or) elsewhere? #romania

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Hello all,
I'm sending this question to both Rom-Sig and the general JewishGen discussion
group.

We are trying to keep track of my maternal GGF's family and names. He was born in Romania.
The family seems to have been switching between "Siegler" (or Zigler) in some
documents, and (Romanian spelling) "Leizerovici" in others. The German "Siegler"
means "one who stamps".
We know (>from his gravestone) that my GGF's GF was Eliezer and was a
"shochet u-bodek" i.e. a ritual slaughterer, who also confirmed the Kashrut of
slaughtered meat. Leizerovici is clearly son of Leizer (son of Eliezer)

Would confirming the Kashrut of meat be done with some kind of stamp?

That would explain the "Siegler" (Zigler) -

Thank you

Odeda Zlotnick
Searching:
KULIKOWER, BLASS, BOTTWIN-MELLER in Lemberg and Vienna;
LEISEROWITZ (LEIZEROVICI), ZIGLER (SIEGLER); COSULEANU in Iasi and Cosula Romania ;
MENDELOWITSCH (MENDELWICZ) in Tomaszow Mazowietsky;
ZLOTNICK >from Lapichi (Lapich) Belarus, FEIGIN in Minsk, Belarus


Viewmate translation request - Hebrew #general

David Brostoff
 

I have posted a tombstone image on ViewMate at the following URL and
would be very grateful for a translation:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70088

Please reply via the ViewMate form.

Thank you,

David Brostoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation request - Hebrew #general

David Brostoff
 

I have posted a tombstone image on ViewMate at the following URL and
would be very grateful for a translation:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70088

Please reply via the ViewMate form.

Thank you,

David Brostoff


Offering NYC Cemetery visits- Zion, Hebron, Montefiore, Judah, Carmel, more #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I made the offer a few weeks ago to assist with NYC area cemetery visits and I am
trying to finish up before our weather goes to winter. So this might be last call
before spring depending on how the weather goes. I might do another round of
visits this Sunday.

On my to do list is a visit to Mt Carmel/New Mt. Carmel and Mt Judah plus I think
Montefiore in Queens. Beyond that it is sort of catch as catch can ...but I have
done a lot of Mt. Hebron and Mt. Zion as well. Since I will be in what is known as
the cemetery belt I will consider others.

Some of the cemeteries have online databases where you can locate the specific
grave. Otherwise I need and name and dates specifically enough to be able to
identify the correct grave. Or I would ask you to call the cemetery and confirm
the specific location with the office.

Please don't send a request for Moshe Cohen who died sometime in the 1930s and I
think he might be in Hebron or .... You can understand there are going to be a lot
of people who fit a vague description like that.

I am happy to photograph family plots and often if when I get to the grave I find
more people with the same family name I photograph them just in case. Easier to
take all the photos then having to make two trips.

I do appreciate a few dollars in return to help off set the expense of doing this
and making it possible for me to keep helping everyone.

Email me off list and I am happy to discuss what I can do.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering NYC Cemetery visits- Zion, Hebron, Montefiore, Judah, Carmel, more #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I made the offer a few weeks ago to assist with NYC area cemetery visits and I am
trying to finish up before our weather goes to winter. So this might be last call
before spring depending on how the weather goes. I might do another round of
visits this Sunday.

On my to do list is a visit to Mt Carmel/New Mt. Carmel and Mt Judah plus I think
Montefiore in Queens. Beyond that it is sort of catch as catch can ...but I have
done a lot of Mt. Hebron and Mt. Zion as well. Since I will be in what is known as
the cemetery belt I will consider others.

Some of the cemeteries have online databases where you can locate the specific
grave. Otherwise I need and name and dates specifically enough to be able to
identify the correct grave. Or I would ask you to call the cemetery and confirm
the specific location with the office.

Please don't send a request for Moshe Cohen who died sometime in the 1930s and I
think he might be in Hebron or .... You can understand there are going to be a lot
of people who fit a vague description like that.

I am happy to photograph family plots and often if when I get to the grave I find
more people with the same family name I photograph them just in case. Easier to
take all the photos then having to make two trips.

I do appreciate a few dollars in return to help off set the expense of doing this
and making it possible for me to keep helping everyone.

Email me off list and I am happy to discuss what I can do.

Allan Jordan


Harbin records #general

Anna Doggart
 

Please does anyone know how to do research about Harbin? Are there records? Where
would they be kept? How do we access them? We were told by our family that our
grandparents, Victor Moisha Friedland and Hannah, nee Heifetz, lived in Harbin >from
1898 till 1900 coming >from Minsk in Belarus and returning to Orscha. My aunt,
Eugenia Friedland, was born in October 1899 so maybe was born there. Another family
story puts them there in 1905. Apparently they did well there.
Thanks
Anna Doggart


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harbin records #general

Anna Doggart
 

Please does anyone know how to do research about Harbin? Are there records? Where
would they be kept? How do we access them? We were told by our family that our
grandparents, Victor Moisha Friedland and Hannah, nee Heifetz, lived in Harbin >from
1898 till 1900 coming >from Minsk in Belarus and returning to Orscha. My aunt,
Eugenia Friedland, was born in October 1899 so maybe was born there. Another family
story puts them there in 1905. Apparently they did well there.
Thanks
Anna Doggart


Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary #general

Stephen Denker
 

Is there any database that would contain the names and dates of Rabbis receiving
Semicha >from the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin?

I am looking for the 1930s. Looking for Jeshaiah (Isaiah) Wohlgemuth

Stephen Denker
Brookline. MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary #general

Stephen Denker
 

Is there any database that would contain the names and dates of Rabbis receiving
Semicha >from the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin?

I am looking for the 1930s. Looking for Jeshaiah (Isaiah) Wohlgemuth

Stephen Denker
Brookline. MA


Oppinheim from Brest-LItovsk and Kiev #general

Roberta Berman
 

My gr-grandfather, Yitzhak Oppenheim was born in Brest-Litovsk, probably about
1820. He was “chosen” by the czar to serve in the army. About 1860 he was
discharged >from the army in Kiev where he married and had two sons. I do not know
the names of his parents or if he had any siblings. His sons were Moses David and
Menchem and I’m guessing that one of them was named for Yitzhak’s father.

I searched every database on Jewishgen with no luck. A researcher searched at the
National Historical Archives for Belarus in Grodno and didn’t find any Oppenheims
in Brest-Litovsk.

Some of my family members and I tested at FTDNA and we had some matches >from others
with roots in Brest-Litovsk. However none of them had Oppenheim as a surname and
we have not been able to connect our families.

I would appreciate any suggestions for more research. Are vital records for the
1860s >from Kiev available?

All the best,
Roberta Berman
Searching OPPENHEIM (Brest-Litovsk and Kiev), WEISBERG (Kiev)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oppinheim from Brest-LItovsk and Kiev #general

Roberta Berman
 

My gr-grandfather, Yitzhak Oppenheim was born in Brest-Litovsk, probably about
1820. He was “chosen” by the czar to serve in the army. About 1860 he was
discharged >from the army in Kiev where he married and had two sons. I do not know
the names of his parents or if he had any siblings. His sons were Moses David and
Menchem and I’m guessing that one of them was named for Yitzhak’s father.

I searched every database on Jewishgen with no luck. A researcher searched at the
National Historical Archives for Belarus in Grodno and didn’t find any Oppenheims
in Brest-Litovsk.

Some of my family members and I tested at FTDNA and we had some matches >from others
with roots in Brest-Litovsk. However none of them had Oppenheim as a surname and
we have not been able to connect our families.

I would appreciate any suggestions for more research. Are vital records for the
1860s >from Kiev available?

All the best,
Roberta Berman
Searching OPPENHEIM (Brest-Litovsk and Kiev), WEISBERG (Kiev)


Seeking Consultant(s) to Interpret Jewish Genetic Family History Test Results #dna

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

Dear Genners:

My wife and I live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. and are
looking for an expert in Jewish genetic (family history) testing to help us
interpret the results acquired through FTDNA. We have amassed a large
folder of data matches >from several branches of the family and would like
assistance in correlating the results with information >from our family tree.
It is our hope that members of JewishGen will be able to recommend one or
more qualified individual(s) in our area who might be available for hire for
this purpose. Please respond privately to: fishnet@pipeline.com.

With much appreciation,

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.

Researching: SZUMSKI, POWEMBROWSKI, RYNKOWSKI, RECHTMAN, WAKSMAN in
Augustow, Poland; REINES, Ukraine, FISHBEIN/FISCHBEIN Poland,


Sefer Olam Koton #general

Alyssa Freeman
 

Hi, All
My great-great-grandfather, Rabbi Jechiel Dov Shapiro, wrote
a book called Sefer Olam Koton. In addition to talking about Judaism
and human physiology, My GG Grandfather also talks about his family
and his life in the book. The book is available on Amazon but only in
Hebrew. I saw it in English several months ago and should have gotten
it then but didn't. I was wondering if anyone has seen or read this
book or knows where I can find it in English? Thank you!

Alyssa Freeman
Richmond, VA

Researching SHAPIRO (Lithuania), LEVANINSKY/GORDON (Lithuania),
SHOCHAR, FEINSTEIN (Lithuania), KAPLINSKY (Belarus), COHEN/KAHAN
(Belarus), FAVELUKIS, DUBERMAN, DICKERMAN, BOTNIK (all
Romania/Bessarabia/Russia), SUSSMANN (Galicia), FREIMAN (Galicia),
FRIEMAN (Latvia)


DNA Research #DNA Seeking Consultant(s) to Interpret Jewish Genetic Family History Test Results #dna

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

Dear Genners:

My wife and I live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. and are
looking for an expert in Jewish genetic (family history) testing to help us
interpret the results acquired through FTDNA. We have amassed a large
folder of data matches >from several branches of the family and would like
assistance in correlating the results with information >from our family tree.
It is our hope that members of JewishGen will be able to recommend one or
more qualified individual(s) in our area who might be available for hire for
this purpose. Please respond privately to: fishnet@pipeline.com.

With much appreciation,

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.

Researching: SZUMSKI, POWEMBROWSKI, RYNKOWSKI, RECHTMAN, WAKSMAN in
Augustow, Poland; REINES, Ukraine, FISHBEIN/FISCHBEIN Poland,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sefer Olam Koton #general

Alyssa Freeman
 

Hi, All
My great-great-grandfather, Rabbi Jechiel Dov Shapiro, wrote
a book called Sefer Olam Koton. In addition to talking about Judaism
and human physiology, My GG Grandfather also talks about his family
and his life in the book. The book is available on Amazon but only in
Hebrew. I saw it in English several months ago and should have gotten
it then but didn't. I was wondering if anyone has seen or read this
book or knows where I can find it in English? Thank you!

Alyssa Freeman
Richmond, VA

Researching SHAPIRO (Lithuania), LEVANINSKY/GORDON (Lithuania),
SHOCHAR, FEINSTEIN (Lithuania), KAPLINSKY (Belarus), COHEN/KAHAN
(Belarus), FAVELUKIS, DUBERMAN, DICKERMAN, BOTNIK (all
Romania/Bessarabia/Russia), SUSSMANN (Galicia), FREIMAN (Galicia),
FRIEMAN (Latvia)


Kashrut stamp in mid-19th century in Romania and (or) elsewhere? #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Hello all,
I'm sending this question to both Rom-Sig and the general JewishGen discussion
group.

We are trying to keep track of my maternal GGF's family and names. He was born in
Romania. The family seems to have been switching between "Siegler" (or Zigler) in
some documents, and (Romanian spelling) "Leizerovici" in others. The German
"Siegler" means "one who stamps". We know (>from his gravestone) that my GGF's GF
was Eliezer and was a "shochet u-bodek" i.e. a ritual slaughterer, who also
confirmed the Kashrut of slaughtered meat. Leizerovici is clearly son of Leizer
(son of Eliezer)

Would confirming the Kashrut of meat be done with some kind of stamp? That would
explain the "Siegler" (Zigler)
Thank you
Odeda Zlotnick
Searching:
KULIKOWER, BLASS, BOTTWIN-MELLER in Lemberg and Vienna;
LEISEROWITZ (LEIZEROVICI), ZIGLER (SIEGLER); COSULEANU in Iasi and Cosula Romania ;
MENDELOWITSCH (MENDELWICZ) in Tomaszow Mazowietsky;
ZLOTNICK >from Lapichi (Lapich) Belarus, FEIGIN in Minsk, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kashrut stamp in mid-19th century in Romania and (or) elsewhere? #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Hello all,
I'm sending this question to both Rom-Sig and the general JewishGen discussion
group.

We are trying to keep track of my maternal GGF's family and names. He was born in
Romania. The family seems to have been switching between "Siegler" (or Zigler) in
some documents, and (Romanian spelling) "Leizerovici" in others. The German
"Siegler" means "one who stamps". We know (>from his gravestone) that my GGF's GF
was Eliezer and was a "shochet u-bodek" i.e. a ritual slaughterer, who also
confirmed the Kashrut of slaughtered meat. Leizerovici is clearly son of Leizer
(son of Eliezer)

Would confirming the Kashrut of meat be done with some kind of stamp? That would
explain the "Siegler" (Zigler)
Thank you
Odeda Zlotnick
Searching:
KULIKOWER, BLASS, BOTTWIN-MELLER in Lemberg and Vienna;
LEISEROWITZ (LEIZEROVICI), ZIGLER (SIEGLER); COSULEANU in Iasi and Cosula Romania ;
MENDELOWITSCH (MENDELWICZ) in Tomaszow Mazowietsky;
ZLOTNICK >from Lapichi (Lapich) Belarus, FEIGIN in Minsk, Belarus

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