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Finding a shtetl #poland

Elliot J. Fishman <elliotf@...>
 

Does anybody know where the shtelt Valinsky is located? I think it's either
around Bialystok or in Grodno.

Please contact: elliotf@earthlink.net withan answer. Thanks for your help.

Elliot J. Fishman


JRI Poland #Poland Finding a shtetl #poland

Elliot J. Fishman <elliotf@...>
 

Does anybody know where the shtelt Valinsky is located? I think it's either
around Bialystok or in Grodno.

Please contact: elliotf@earthlink.net withan answer. Thanks for your help.

Elliot J. Fishman


A JewishGen win/win project #warsaw #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Dear 'Genners

You have always sought a JewishGen that meets your own needs, a JewishGen
that keeps the services free to you the user, the researcher of your
personal Jewish heritage. You require a JewishGen that's committed to
finding and presenting projects that ensure a win/win situation.

"Published by JewishGen" is just such a project. You've told us by your
enthusiastic response so far that "Preserving our Litvak Heritage...A
History of 31 Jewish Communities in Lithuania" by Josef Rosin was the
correct book to launch this new project.

In addition to being a monumental work of 736 pages with over 500
photographs, some >from private family collections, there is an extensive
forward written by the eminent scholar Professor Dov Levin. Each chapter is
devoted exclusively to one of the 31 Lithuanian communities, a list too
lengthy to mention here, but a visit to the JewishGenMall will identify
them for you.

To make this another win/win situation, you can purchase Rosin's book at a
40% discount, but only up until April 30th, and only through the
JewishGenMall. All proceeds >from sales at the Mall flow into the JewishGen
General Fund which helps defray the mounting operating expenses. So, every
time you purchase any product >from the JewishGenMall you are helping us
meet our financial needs. The more JewishGen benefits >from your purchases,
the longer we can keep >from becoming a fee-based service, something
JewishGen has been trying so hard to avoid since it first began.

If Lithuania is ***your*** ancestral home, Rosin's expanded history offers
you extensive material >from archival sources as well as personal memoirs.
It is truly a picture of the life and times in these communities >from their
early beginnings and ending with the Nazi's attempts to annihilate all of
Lithuanian Jewry. For any researcher who is looking for information about
Lithuania, especially about these 31 towns, this book is a personal
treasure. It will also be a treasure for your children and your
grandchildren.

Whatever country is part of your research interests, please take a look at
all the material you will find in the mall. Just select that country >from
the drop-down search list in the TOPICS field. You will find an
extraordinary collection at very competitive prices. If Josef Rosin's book
is of interest, click on the picture of the book cover to read more about
it and place your order at the pre-publication 40% discounted price which
is only $52.80, plus S&H. You can buy as many copies as you need for
other family members at this heavily discounted price.

For a real win/win situation, make the JewishGen Mall your first stop when
looking to purchase Jewish-interest books, software, CDs, or
videos. You'll save money on most purchases, and you'll help keep all of
the valuable JewishGen services free. Visiting
<http://www.JewishGenMall.Org>www.jewishgenmall.org will truly be a win/win
situation!

Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

P.S. Don't lose out! Don't be distracted by the Passover holiday!
***order today*** The 40% discount on Josef Rosin's "Litvak" book will
last only until midnight April 30th and cannot be offered again after
publication.


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland A JewishGen win/win project #warsaw #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Dear 'Genners

You have always sought a JewishGen that meets your own needs, a JewishGen
that keeps the services free to you the user, the researcher of your
personal Jewish heritage. You require a JewishGen that's committed to
finding and presenting projects that ensure a win/win situation.

"Published by JewishGen" is just such a project. You've told us by your
enthusiastic response so far that "Preserving our Litvak Heritage...A
History of 31 Jewish Communities in Lithuania" by Josef Rosin was the
correct book to launch this new project.

In addition to being a monumental work of 736 pages with over 500
photographs, some >from private family collections, there is an extensive
forward written by the eminent scholar Professor Dov Levin. Each chapter is
devoted exclusively to one of the 31 Lithuanian communities, a list too
lengthy to mention here, but a visit to the JewishGenMall will identify
them for you.

To make this another win/win situation, you can purchase Rosin's book at a
40% discount, but only up until April 30th, and only through the
JewishGenMall. All proceeds >from sales at the Mall flow into the JewishGen
General Fund which helps defray the mounting operating expenses. So, every
time you purchase any product >from the JewishGenMall you are helping us
meet our financial needs. The more JewishGen benefits >from your purchases,
the longer we can keep >from becoming a fee-based service, something
JewishGen has been trying so hard to avoid since it first began.

If Lithuania is ***your*** ancestral home, Rosin's expanded history offers
you extensive material >from archival sources as well as personal memoirs.
It is truly a picture of the life and times in these communities >from their
early beginnings and ending with the Nazi's attempts to annihilate all of
Lithuanian Jewry. For any researcher who is looking for information about
Lithuania, especially about these 31 towns, this book is a personal
treasure. It will also be a treasure for your children and your
grandchildren.

Whatever country is part of your research interests, please take a look at
all the material you will find in the mall. Just select that country >from
the drop-down search list in the TOPICS field. You will find an
extraordinary collection at very competitive prices. If Josef Rosin's book
is of interest, click on the picture of the book cover to read more about
it and place your order at the pre-publication 40% discounted price which
is only $52.80, plus S&H. You can buy as many copies as you need for
other family members at this heavily discounted price.

For a real win/win situation, make the JewishGen Mall your first stop when
looking to purchase Jewish-interest books, software, CDs, or
videos. You'll save money on most purchases, and you'll help keep all of
the valuable JewishGen services free. Visiting
<http://www.JewishGenMall.Org>www.jewishgenmall.org will truly be a win/win
situation!

Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

P.S. Don't lose out! Don't be distracted by the Passover holiday!
***order today*** The 40% discount on Josef Rosin's "Litvak" book will
last only until midnight April 30th and cannot be offered again after
publication.


Graveside photo request #general

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I have just learned that my 2nd gguncle, Joseph
FRESCHL is buried, along with his family, in the
Piscataquog Cemetery, Lot 103, Manchester, New
Hampshire. Joseph (Josef) was born in Revnice
(Bohemia) and was a captain in the US Civil War.
Is there someone willing to photograph his tombstone
and those of other family members? I am awaiting a
map of the cemetery and will furnish other names as
well.
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA
Researching: FISCHL, FRESCHL, GINZBURG, GROENHUT,
HECHT, LEDERER, POLLAK, REINER, RICHTER, WEINER...
(CR)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Graveside photo request #general

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I have just learned that my 2nd gguncle, Joseph
FRESCHL is buried, along with his family, in the
Piscataquog Cemetery, Lot 103, Manchester, New
Hampshire. Joseph (Josef) was born in Revnice
(Bohemia) and was a captain in the US Civil War.
Is there someone willing to photograph his tombstone
and those of other family members? I am awaiting a
map of the cemetery and will furnish other names as
well.
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA
Researching: FISCHL, FRESCHL, GINZBURG, GROENHUT,
HECHT, LEDERER, POLLAK, REINER, RICHTER, WEINER...
(CR)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Need Translation Lithunian Archive entries on Viewmate #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

Dear Jewishgen,

I would appreciate help translating the following
entries on Viewmate >from the Lithuania Archives. I
believe they are all >from Keidan. Hopefully they are
for the right people listed.

birth Chana Simcha Shneider

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5904

birth Hirsch Blosteyn

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5905


birth Mane Yosel Shneider
(second entry on paper?)

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5906

marriage Pessach Rivke Shneider

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5907


Thank you very much,
Yehudah ben Shlomo
Texas, U.S.A.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Translation Lithunian Archive entries on Viewmate #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

Dear Jewishgen,

I would appreciate help translating the following
entries on Viewmate >from the Lithuania Archives. I
believe they are all >from Keidan. Hopefully they are
for the right people listed.

birth Chana Simcha Shneider

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5904

birth Hirsch Blosteyn

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5905


birth Mane Yosel Shneider
(second entry on paper?)

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5906

marriage Pessach Rivke Shneider

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5907


Thank you very much,
Yehudah ben Shlomo
Texas, U.S.A.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Understanding Hamburg Ship List Destination Entries #germany

Stephen Denker
 

My grandfather's family came to the United States >from the port of Hamburg.
Their trip was indirect. Their ship left Hamburg 'NACH LIVERPOOL'. The top
line of the Hamburg ship list form has two entries - 'AUSWANDERUNG NACH NORD
AMERIKA' and 'VIA ROTTERDAM'.

How do I interpret these entries? Is it probbable or likely that my
grandfather's family disembarked in Rotterdam and then continued on to New York?

Stephen Denker Brookline, MA <spdenker@rcn.com>


German SIG #Germany Understanding Hamburg Ship List Destination Entries #germany

Stephen Denker
 

My grandfather's family came to the United States >from the port of Hamburg.
Their trip was indirect. Their ship left Hamburg 'NACH LIVERPOOL'. The top
line of the Hamburg ship list form has two entries - 'AUSWANDERUNG NACH NORD
AMERIKA' and 'VIA ROTTERDAM'.

How do I interpret these entries? Is it probbable or likely that my
grandfather's family disembarked in Rotterdam and then continued on to New York?

Stephen Denker Brookline, MA <spdenker@rcn.com>


Names from OStrow Census Records 1836 LDS Film No1271464 #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

I have recently viewed LDS film 1271464 which is Census records >from 1836
for Ostrowo (Ostrow Wielkopolski).

Below is a list of names that I have extracted >from this film. Note that I
may have incorrectly transcribed some names and the list may not be
absolutley complete as the film had a number of pages that appeared to be
repeated or partly repeated.

I extracted what I beleive is very good information for myself. By posting
this list I hope that I can assist others. Regards

Geoff Kaiser Melbourne <geoff_kaiser@hotmail.com>

Zuckerman Posener Wagner Blauzwirn Mendel
Silberstein Herzstein Korn Pulke Werner
Cohn Kluger Arbahanell Schubert Katz
Grabower Hirschfield Ostrzeszowski Fischer Salzman
Schwarz Kurz Feldman Hirsch Seydel
Selig Sonenfeld Raszhower Wollheim Kaliski
Semel Schall Klienertz Kraus Lederman
Dorsen Fischel Levy Goldschmidt Firch
Lobotker Ohnesorge Tisch Simon Harther
Gelschlek Efraim Weiss Salomon Blaschker
Loebel David Warstein Deutscherz Anhalz
Guttman Lissner Lamm Kozminski Gumpel
Jonas Beille Dragon Koydek Pfefferman
Fuchs Gins Kaiser Labischiner Szklarek
Josephs Soberski Glaser Markowicz Libbwitz
Grund Abbe Kornheim Fisch Than
Apt Landsberg Rosin Klapper Fischel
Tuchman Laberski Rosenbaum Dzaloszynski Brandt
Nossen Lande Ortewig Kluger Harfstein
Posner Schubert Herbet Hoydek Abraham


German SIG #Germany Names from OStrow Census Records 1836 LDS Film No1271464 #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

I have recently viewed LDS film 1271464 which is Census records >from 1836
for Ostrowo (Ostrow Wielkopolski).

Below is a list of names that I have extracted >from this film. Note that I
may have incorrectly transcribed some names and the list may not be
absolutley complete as the film had a number of pages that appeared to be
repeated or partly repeated.

I extracted what I beleive is very good information for myself. By posting
this list I hope that I can assist others. Regards

Geoff Kaiser Melbourne <geoff_kaiser@hotmail.com>

Zuckerman Posener Wagner Blauzwirn Mendel
Silberstein Herzstein Korn Pulke Werner
Cohn Kluger Arbahanell Schubert Katz
Grabower Hirschfield Ostrzeszowski Fischer Salzman
Schwarz Kurz Feldman Hirsch Seydel
Selig Sonenfeld Raszhower Wollheim Kaliski
Semel Schall Klienertz Kraus Lederman
Dorsen Fischel Levy Goldschmidt Firch
Lobotker Ohnesorge Tisch Simon Harther
Gelschlek Efraim Weiss Salomon Blaschker
Loebel David Warstein Deutscherz Anhalz
Guttman Lissner Lamm Kozminski Gumpel
Jonas Beille Dragon Koydek Pfefferman
Fuchs Gins Kaiser Labischiner Szklarek
Josephs Soberski Glaser Markowicz Libbwitz
Grund Abbe Kornheim Fisch Than
Apt Landsberg Rosin Klapper Fischel
Tuchman Laberski Rosenbaum Dzaloszynski Brandt
Nossen Lande Ortewig Kluger Harfstein
Posner Schubert Herbet Hoydek Abraham


Graveside photo request #germany

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I have just learned that my 2nd gguncle, Joseph
FRESCHL is buried, along with his family, in the
Piscataquog Cemetery, Lot 103, Manchester, New
Hampshire. Joseph (Josef) was born in Revnice
(Bohemia) and was a captain in the US Civil War.
Is there someone willing to photograph his tombstone
and those of other family members? I am awaiting a
map of the cemetery and will furnish other names as well.

Judith Berlowitz Berkeley, California, USA

MOD NOTE: Please try also with the Early American SIG.


German SIG #Germany Graveside photo request #germany

Judith Berlowitz <jberlowitz@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I have just learned that my 2nd gguncle, Joseph
FRESCHL is buried, along with his family, in the
Piscataquog Cemetery, Lot 103, Manchester, New
Hampshire. Joseph (Josef) was born in Revnice
(Bohemia) and was a captain in the US Civil War.
Is there someone willing to photograph his tombstone
and those of other family members? I am awaiting a
map of the cemetery and will furnish other names as well.

Judith Berlowitz Berkeley, California, USA

MOD NOTE: Please try also with the Early American SIG.


The Search for Major Plagge, The Nazi Who Saved Jews in Vilna #lithuania

H E <heastern@...>
 

For those researchers and others interested in Jewish Lithuanian historical
matters, check out this recent HAARETZ News Report, as well as associated
historical and research background done by Dr Michael Good, on the
following www


http://www.searchformajorplagge.com/

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/563723.html

His website and book " The Search for Major Plagge The Nazi Who Saved
Jews " looks most interesting.

Incidentally, I have NO connection to Michael Good, commercial or
otherwise !

Regards,
Herbert EPSTEIN
Melbourne AUSTRALIA
<heastern@netline.com.au>
Researching: SMIEDT, FINKELSTEIN, ROSEN, KLEIN, EPSTEIN and LEVY


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Search for Major Plagge, The Nazi Who Saved Jews in Vilna #lithuania

H E <heastern@...>
 

For those researchers and others interested in Jewish Lithuanian historical
matters, check out this recent HAARETZ News Report, as well as associated
historical and research background done by Dr Michael Good, on the
following www


http://www.searchformajorplagge.com/

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/563723.html

His website and book " The Search for Major Plagge The Nazi Who Saved
Jews " looks most interesting.

Incidentally, I have NO connection to Michael Good, commercial or
otherwise !

Regards,
Herbert EPSTEIN
Melbourne AUSTRALIA
<heastern@netline.com.au>
Researching: SMIEDT, FINKELSTEIN, ROSEN, KLEIN, EPSTEIN and LEVY


Re: name Grisha #general

Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

Nathan is right on both counts.

There are two primary ways a Jew ended up Grisha.
1) A G-starting Russian name was taken or given as a civil name (usually
Georgi and Gregori), in conjuction with whatever Hebrew-Jewish name was
carried (usually this would have been a Gimel-starting name like Gershon or
Gavriel, but not necessarily). The road >from Georgi and Gregori to Grisha
needs no further explanation, and the road back to the English equivalents -
George and Gregory - is no more difficult.
2) Russian doesn't have the G sound (G as in good; they certainly have G as
in gyroscope...) so many a Hirsch (Tzvi) walked around being Grisha. (I
remember one of my trumpet teachers telling me to "drop everything else and
work on the Gaydn").
When Hirsch's entered the English-speaking world, many of them became
Harry's. Bambi could also work, but it's not as common....

Benzy Shani
Oslo
bshani@online.no

It's important to recognize that while Grisha may be used as a diminutive of
Gregor and Sasha as a diminutive of Aleksander, the same diminutives are
also commonly used for other names that have some of the same consonants
and/or vowels in them. For example, Grisha can also be a diminutive for
Georgi. Sasha can be a diminutive for a particularly large variety of names,
both male and female, containing an "sa" sound, including Samuel, Salomon,
Sarah, etc.

Since the original query was "what the Yiddish and English equivalents might
be", it's important to add that while there are some preferred candidates,
there is no unique answer.

Nathan Reiss
Highland Park, NJ
reiss@rci.rutgers.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: name Grisha #general

Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

Nathan is right on both counts.

There are two primary ways a Jew ended up Grisha.
1) A G-starting Russian name was taken or given as a civil name (usually
Georgi and Gregori), in conjuction with whatever Hebrew-Jewish name was
carried (usually this would have been a Gimel-starting name like Gershon or
Gavriel, but not necessarily). The road >from Georgi and Gregori to Grisha
needs no further explanation, and the road back to the English equivalents -
George and Gregory - is no more difficult.
2) Russian doesn't have the G sound (G as in good; they certainly have G as
in gyroscope...) so many a Hirsch (Tzvi) walked around being Grisha. (I
remember one of my trumpet teachers telling me to "drop everything else and
work on the Gaydn").
When Hirsch's entered the English-speaking world, many of them became
Harry's. Bambi could also work, but it's not as common....

Benzy Shani
Oslo
bshani@online.no

It's important to recognize that while Grisha may be used as a diminutive of
Gregor and Sasha as a diminutive of Aleksander, the same diminutives are
also commonly used for other names that have some of the same consonants
and/or vowels in them. For example, Grisha can also be a diminutive for
Georgi. Sasha can be a diminutive for a particularly large variety of names,
both male and female, containing an "sa" sound, including Samuel, Salomon,
Sarah, etc.

Since the original query was "what the Yiddish and English equivalents might
be", it's important to add that while there are some preferred candidates,
there is no unique answer.

Nathan Reiss
Highland Park, NJ
reiss@rci.rutgers.edu


Converts to Christianity (Poland) #general

laudergen@...
 

Dear Friends:

There has been some heated (or energetic?) discussion here lately about
mixed marriages and the inclusion of apostates and their descendants in
family trees. It is not our wish to relaunch that thread and we trust
that the List Moderators will take that into account.

In connection with a research project being conducted by a Warsaw
historian, we would be interested in hearing (off list!) >from anyone with
family tales/rumors/whispers of relatives who converted to Christianity in
Poland. It is known that missions of various churches were active among
the Jews of Poland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries;
even the Warsaw ghetto had churches whose clergy and congregants alike
were apostate Jews!

A Warsaw historian has identified some interesting church sources that
shed light on such individuals and might help resolve some the mysteries
of members of our families who mysteriously "vanished" >from our family
histories in the not-too-distant past....

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Sincerely,

Yale J. Reisner & Anna Przybyszewska-Drozd
The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project
at the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland (Warsaw)
< laudergen@jewish.org.pl >


Sports in Poland #general

laudergen@...
 

Dear Friends:

If your Jewish relative was active in sports or athletics in Poland
between the wars and you have information about him or her, this is your
last chance to have that person included in what will likely be the
definitive work on the subject by historian Jaroslaw Rokicki. Only those
who competed at a significant level (citywide, countrywide, European or
Olympic) will be included. He has already gathered information on over
1600 Jewish sports clubs and about 1500 prominent Jewish sports figures.

If you have such information (or, alternatively, if you are seeking
information about such an athlete), please contact us privately.

Many thanks,

Yale J. Reisner & Anna Przybyszewska-Drozd
The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project
at the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland (Warsaw)
< laudergen@jewish.org.pl >