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Vilna Gaon #general

W874 <w874@...>
 

Hello,

Can someone please provide me with a genealogy of the first two
generations of the Vilna Gaon ? Is this available online anywhere ?

Many thanks

Irv Wiener
Detroit, MIchigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilna Gaon #general

W874 <w874@...>
 

Hello,

Can someone please provide me with a genealogy of the first two
generations of the Vilna Gaon ? Is this available online anywhere ?

Many thanks

Irv Wiener
Detroit, MIchigan


Re: Istsia Enquiry #galicia

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Rand,

Istsia is not listed in Galicia towns records.
It could be Usts'ye, pron. [uhs tsyeh]? Polish name of this town used to be
Uscie or some sources show Ujscie, which translates as an outlet (of the
river).

Vialalge of 800 people was (is) located in Zydaczow district near town
Mikolajow on The Dniester River. ShtetlSeeker identifies this town at 4931
2355 . On my detailed Ukraine map it is shown on the location where Shirka
River empties into Dniester River.

There is another town known in the past as Uscie nad Prutem in Sniatyn
district of Kolomyya (Kolomea) area. This village had some 1240 residents,
is identified by ShtetlSeeker as
Alexander Sharon
mailto: a.sharon@...

I am seeking information (and alternative spellings) for the town of =
Istsia in the Galicia region of Austria-Hungary. I would be grateful =
for any guidance on the location of the town and its Jewish population.

Rand Fishbein
Potomac, Maryland
fishnet@...

Researching the name ZIMMERMAN and the MORDECHAI GERSTEIN FAMILY CIRCLE


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Istsia Enquiry #galicia

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Rand,

Istsia is not listed in Galicia towns records.
It could be Usts'ye, pron. [uhs tsyeh]? Polish name of this town used to be
Uscie or some sources show Ujscie, which translates as an outlet (of the
river).

Vialalge of 800 people was (is) located in Zydaczow district near town
Mikolajow on The Dniester River. ShtetlSeeker identifies this town at 4931
2355 . On my detailed Ukraine map it is shown on the location where Shirka
River empties into Dniester River.

There is another town known in the past as Uscie nad Prutem in Sniatyn
district of Kolomyya (Kolomea) area. This village had some 1240 residents,
is identified by ShtetlSeeker as
Alexander Sharon
mailto: a.sharon@...

I am seeking information (and alternative spellings) for the town of =
Istsia in the Galicia region of Austria-Hungary. I would be grateful =
for any guidance on the location of the town and its Jewish population.

Rand Fishbein
Potomac, Maryland
fishnet@...

Researching the name ZIMMERMAN and the MORDECHAI GERSTEIN FAMILY CIRCLE


Re: listing your surnames in JGFF #galicia

Margaret Thornhill <thornhillgreif@...>
 

Alex Sharon wrote:

Publication of the search data in JGFF system improves in general
searchability chances by receiving wide exposure. Once research surname(s),
town is published this allows other people searching for the familiar
surname, to contact you.
I want to second this attempt to persuade people to list surnames in JGFF by giving a personal
example.
My husband's fourth cousin, who lives in Israel, found us last year through our listing in JGFF.
Since very few members of this family are living, meeting her through email and then in person was
a treasure. She had names of my husband's great-grandparents, and told us a touching story about
how they walked >from Galicia to Israel in their late 70's or 80's, to die in Jerusalem.
We didn't even know this cousin existed.
So do post, you never know who might find you!
Margaret


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: listing your surnames in JGFF #galicia

Margaret Thornhill <thornhillgreif@...>
 

Alex Sharon wrote:

Publication of the search data in JGFF system improves in general
searchability chances by receiving wide exposure. Once research surname(s),
town is published this allows other people searching for the familiar
surname, to contact you.
I want to second this attempt to persuade people to list surnames in JGFF by giving a personal
example.
My husband's fourth cousin, who lives in Israel, found us last year through our listing in JGFF.
Since very few members of this family are living, meeting her through email and then in person was
a treasure. She had names of my husband's great-grandparents, and told us a touching story about
how they walked >from Galicia to Israel in their late 70's or 80's, to die in Jerusalem.
We didn't even know this cousin existed.
So do post, you never know who might find you!
Margaret


Re: Przemysl Regiment #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In his (her) message of 01-013-01 Karol Schlosser asked whether anyone knew
about the "Przemysl Regiment" c. 1915.

I didn't know anything about it, but a quick search using the "google" search
engine (http://www.google.com) turned up some information at:

http://www.kitzbuhel.demon.co.uk/austamps/dixnut/dn5.htm

and at:

http://www.chez.com/johannes/Genealogie/KuKArmee.htm (this account is in
German but it discusses in some detail the First World War.)

I found other URLs but I didn't take the time or make the effort to read them.

In my responses to Jewishgenners, I have often reiterated that they should
not confine themselves in their searches and inquiry postings to Jewishgen
and its SIGS, infofiles, etc.. They should also do frequent searches on the
Internet. I say "frequent," because new information is always being put there
and often updated. There exists several very capapble and wide ranging search
engines, but I usually use the google search engine first when I want to
learn something.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM,
Salok, Kharkov.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Przemysl Regiment #galicia

NFatouros@...
 

In his (her) message of 01-013-01 Karol Schlosser asked whether anyone knew
about the "Przemysl Regiment" c. 1915.

I didn't know anything about it, but a quick search using the "google" search
engine (http://www.google.com) turned up some information at:

http://www.kitzbuhel.demon.co.uk/austamps/dixnut/dn5.htm

and at:

http://www.chez.com/johannes/Genealogie/KuKArmee.htm (this account is in
German but it discusses in some detail the First World War.)

I found other URLs but I didn't take the time or make the effort to read them.

In my responses to Jewishgenners, I have often reiterated that they should
not confine themselves in their searches and inquiry postings to Jewishgen
and its SIGS, infofiles, etc.. They should also do frequent searches on the
Internet. I say "frequent," because new information is always being put there
and often updated. There exists several very capapble and wide ranging search
engines, but I usually use the google search engine first when I want to
learn something.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM,
Salok, Kharkov.


Waldman #galicia

Carol Cohen <cgandhc@...>
 

My grandfather Abraham WALDMAN, who was named for his maternal grandfather,
was born in 1871 and we think he was >from Kozovo, Austria-Hungary. We are
not sure where he is from, because while we know that my grandmother is
from a shteltl near Kozovo in Tarnopol, (now thanks to Galitzianers) called
Wiktorovka my grandfather's passport and citizenship papers only say
Poland, and my grandmother always said he was a Romanische (a Romanian).
His father's name was Samuel WALDMAN and he was married to Sarah Nanette
KONRAD. My grandfather was an only child. His father remarried after the
death of his mother, however, we do not know his second wife's name. We
believe she had two sons >from a previous marriage who later immigrated to
Canada. Samuel's father was Zelig and his mother was Rachel. My uncle
Morris WALDMAN was named for a relative Moshe. He felt it was on the
WALDMAN side, however, my grandmother WALDMAN's grandfather's name was also
Moshe. My father had four brothers and one sister: Morris, Sarah (Sadie)
Cohen, Samuel, Solomon (Charles), and William Aaron. I do know that there
was a very famous rabbi in the 17th or 18th century named Moshe WALDMAN.
My father, born in 1918, is the baby of the family and is still living.

Years ago, a cousin came to live with my father's family in New York before
they moved to Dallas, after her mother died. Her name was Dolly.
Later,she moved to Pennsylvania after her father remarried. I also know
that we have distant cousins on the KONRAD side named TEITELBAUM. They were
originally >from Philadelphia, and one of them lives in Dallas.

If you find any information relating to the above, I would be most grateful.

Carol Cohen
cococo@...
Dallas, TX USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Waldman #galicia

Carol Cohen <cgandhc@...>
 

My grandfather Abraham WALDMAN, who was named for his maternal grandfather,
was born in 1871 and we think he was >from Kozovo, Austria-Hungary. We are
not sure where he is from, because while we know that my grandmother is
from a shteltl near Kozovo in Tarnopol, (now thanks to Galitzianers) called
Wiktorovka my grandfather's passport and citizenship papers only say
Poland, and my grandmother always said he was a Romanische (a Romanian).
His father's name was Samuel WALDMAN and he was married to Sarah Nanette
KONRAD. My grandfather was an only child. His father remarried after the
death of his mother, however, we do not know his second wife's name. We
believe she had two sons >from a previous marriage who later immigrated to
Canada. Samuel's father was Zelig and his mother was Rachel. My uncle
Morris WALDMAN was named for a relative Moshe. He felt it was on the
WALDMAN side, however, my grandmother WALDMAN's grandfather's name was also
Moshe. My father had four brothers and one sister: Morris, Sarah (Sadie)
Cohen, Samuel, Solomon (Charles), and William Aaron. I do know that there
was a very famous rabbi in the 17th or 18th century named Moshe WALDMAN.
My father, born in 1918, is the baby of the family and is still living.

Years ago, a cousin came to live with my father's family in New York before
they moved to Dallas, after her mother died. Her name was Dolly.
Later,she moved to Pennsylvania after her father remarried. I also know
that we have distant cousins on the KONRAD side named TEITELBAUM. They were
originally >from Philadelphia, and one of them lives in Dallas.

If you find any information relating to the above, I would be most grateful.

Carol Cohen
cococo@...
Dallas, TX USA


Wonsko / Western Galicia #galicia

Rauni.Lustig@...
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I would be most grateful is someone could tell me where exactly is Wonsko
( I know it cannot be very far >from the Zakopane area; we know that members
of the Lustig family we are researching lived in Nowy Sacs, Stary Sacs,
Krakow, Wroclaw (Breslau) and probably several other places in Galicia ).

Thanking you in advance,
Rauni Lustig
Rauni.Lustig@...


Researching: Lustig, Clarfeld, Luttinger, Rabinersohn ( Antwerp), Schimmel,
Lecker


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Wonsko / Western Galicia #galicia

Rauni.Lustig@...
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I would be most grateful is someone could tell me where exactly is Wonsko
( I know it cannot be very far >from the Zakopane area; we know that members
of the Lustig family we are researching lived in Nowy Sacs, Stary Sacs,
Krakow, Wroclaw (Breslau) and probably several other places in Galicia ).

Thanking you in advance,
Rauni Lustig
Rauni.Lustig@...


Researching: Lustig, Clarfeld, Luttinger, Rabinersohn ( Antwerp), Schimmel,
Lecker


Re: Zurawns #galicia

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Hennie,

This small town correct Polish name is Z'urawno (current Ukrainian name:
Zhuravno at 4915 2417). Before the war town was located in Zydaczow district
of Stanislawow Province. Town had 3,208 residents including 865 Jewish souls

Shtetl was indeed located near Stryy - distance 19 miles.

Alexander Sharon


Has anyone ever heard of a town called Zurawns? I found this town listed
as
the birth place of a David MOLDAUER in the Lwow Ghetto Database. Would it
possibly be (have been) near Stryy? That's where this man lived in later
years and that's where my gf Aaron MOLDAUER was from. I couldn't find
anything close to it in spelling on the Shtetlfinder.

Thanks,
Hennie Moldauer Greenland
Scottsdale, AZ


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Zurawns #galicia

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Hennie,

This small town correct Polish name is Z'urawno (current Ukrainian name:
Zhuravno at 4915 2417). Before the war town was located in Zydaczow district
of Stanislawow Province. Town had 3,208 residents including 865 Jewish souls

Shtetl was indeed located near Stryy - distance 19 miles.

Alexander Sharon


Has anyone ever heard of a town called Zurawns? I found this town listed
as
the birth place of a David MOLDAUER in the Lwow Ghetto Database. Would it
possibly be (have been) near Stryy? That's where this man lived in later
years and that's where my gf Aaron MOLDAUER was from. I couldn't find
anything close to it in spelling on the Shtetlfinder.

Thanks,
Hennie Moldauer Greenland
Scottsdale, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HEPPNER family #general

Kim Helen Heppner <Heppner@...>
 

We have compiled a skeleton of a family tree for the family HEPPNER,
originating in the towns of Lissa, (Leszno), Breslau,(Wroclaw),Jarocin,
all in the former Province Posen.

We would like to hear >from anyone interested in this and who has
information which could expand our database.

Kim Heppner


HEPPNER family #general

Kim Helen Heppner <Heppner@...>
 

We have compiled a skeleton of a family tree for the family HEPPNER,
originating in the towns of Lissa, (Leszno), Breslau,(Wroclaw),Jarocin,
all in the former Province Posen.

We would like to hear >from anyone interested in this and who has
information which could expand our database.

Kim Heppner


Lask ShtetLinks site online #poland

Seflaum@...
 

I am happy to announce the launch of a new ShtetLinks web site commemorating
the Jewish community of Lask, Poland. It is now online at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Lask is located approximately 30 kilometers or 18 miles southwest of Lodz.

I would particularly like to thank Alex P. Korn and Lou Nayman for their
invaluable contributions to the site. The site features beautiful photographs
of the Lask cemetery taken by the late Howard L. Rosen in 1998 during his
trip to Poland.

Any additional contributions to the site are welcome.

Best Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


JRI Poland #Poland Lask ShtetLinks site online #poland

Seflaum@...
 

I am happy to announce the launch of a new ShtetLinks web site commemorating
the Jewish community of Lask, Poland. It is now online at:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Lask is located approximately 30 kilometers or 18 miles southwest of Lodz.

I would particularly like to thank Alex P. Korn and Lou Nayman for their
invaluable contributions to the site. The site features beautiful photographs
of the Lask cemetery taken by the late Howard L. Rosen in 1998 during his
trip to Poland.

Any additional contributions to the site are welcome.

Best Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


DENMARK - SCANDINAVIA #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

TO LATVIA SIG

Denmark SIG might be of interest to you if you have or have had
ancestors or relatives in Denmark.

It might also prove helpful because of the online passenger lists
for emigrants that passed through Denmark. At times the Danish
shipping lines were cheaper than others, and emigrants therefore
chose to go to or via Denmark. All who bought a ticket through
one of the Danish shipping lines agents are in the online searchable
databases of the Danish Emigration Archives:
http://www.emiarch.dk

The Immigration Museum has online searchable database for
1. naturalizations
2. issued work permits
3. persons expelled >from Denmark
the website can be found at:

http://www.immigrantmuseet.dk

Although the name is "Denmark SIG" it is endeavored to cover as far
as I can the other parts of Scandinavia, because the mobility was
very significant. So you might find someone born in Latvia, married
in Sweden, having children born in Norway and later on in Sweden or/
Denmark, living in Denmark and the father working in Sweden, etc.

There is also some information on the Northern part of Germany
(Schleswig-Holstein) because that it belonged to Denmark for a long time.
The first Danish Jews were invited to settled there in 1622!

Many of the members of Denmark SIG are experienced and knowledgeable
genealogists and historians, so if you are in need of help or want
some information, please subscribe to the Denmark SIG discussion
group and post your requests for help or information there.

You can join Denmark SIG - as all the other SIGs - by going to
JewishGen's webpage:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm

and follow the instructions (be sure to check the box in front of the
SIG you want to subscribe to!!)

But do not write to me personally, regrettably I do not have the
time to help individual researchers, and I don't have time to send
a polite reply either. (I get about 5-10 a day sometimes!).
I haven't even had time for my own research for the past year!

Best wishes for a happy 2001
and for your research

-------------------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & Webmaster of JewishGen Denmark SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark
mailto:elsebeth@...
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Latvia SIG #Latvia DENMARK - SCANDINAVIA #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

TO LATVIA SIG

Denmark SIG might be of interest to you if you have or have had
ancestors or relatives in Denmark.

It might also prove helpful because of the online passenger lists
for emigrants that passed through Denmark. At times the Danish
shipping lines were cheaper than others, and emigrants therefore
chose to go to or via Denmark. All who bought a ticket through
one of the Danish shipping lines agents are in the online searchable
databases of the Danish Emigration Archives:
http://www.emiarch.dk

The Immigration Museum has online searchable database for
1. naturalizations
2. issued work permits
3. persons expelled >from Denmark
the website can be found at:

http://www.immigrantmuseet.dk

Although the name is "Denmark SIG" it is endeavored to cover as far
as I can the other parts of Scandinavia, because the mobility was
very significant. So you might find someone born in Latvia, married
in Sweden, having children born in Norway and later on in Sweden or/
Denmark, living in Denmark and the father working in Sweden, etc.

There is also some information on the Northern part of Germany
(Schleswig-Holstein) because that it belonged to Denmark for a long time.
The first Danish Jews were invited to settled there in 1622!

Many of the members of Denmark SIG are experienced and knowledgeable
genealogists and historians, so if you are in need of help or want
some information, please subscribe to the Denmark SIG discussion
group and post your requests for help or information there.

You can join Denmark SIG - as all the other SIGs - by going to
JewishGen's webpage:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm

and follow the instructions (be sure to check the box in front of the
SIG you want to subscribe to!!)

But do not write to me personally, regrettably I do not have the
time to help individual researchers, and I don't have time to send
a polite reply either. (I get about 5-10 a day sometimes!).
I haven't even had time for my own research for the past year!

Best wishes for a happy 2001
and for your research

-------------------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & Webmaster of JewishGen Denmark SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark
mailto:elsebeth@...
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