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IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #latvia

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with
MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and
corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad
Vashem. We will be updating our list of sponsors to include longstanding
friends of Jewish genealogy and a host of new friends.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chairman@iajgs2015.org
http://www.iajgs2015.org


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #latvia

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with
MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and
corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad
Vashem. We will be updating our list of sponsors to include longstanding
friends of Jewish genealogy and a host of new friends.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chairman@iajgs2015.org
http://www.iajgs2015.org


Kishinev - Doyna Cemetery project #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

I want to report that a group of Bessarabia SIG members completed indexing
and photographing Kishinev-Doyna Cemetery. It is a very large Kishinev Town
cemetery with Jewish Quarters. 9630 records were send to JewishGen /JOWBR
with 9333 photos.

There are going to be another 1000-1500 records added to the cemetery. The
photos of those will arrive later this year or begging of next year. Please
donate to Kishinev - Doyna Cemetery project!

I want to thank all volunteers: Alla Gamulka, Alan Levine, Alan Shuchat,
Inna Vayner, Julia Lombardo, Marc Goldenberg, Paula Khalili, Terry Lasky,
Nathen Gabriel, Dov Oppenheim. Many thanks to Nolan Altman, the Vice
President of JewishGen.org, for continued support and help on many occasions
to the Bessarabia Cemetery projects.

The records will appear at JOWBR in the beginning of next year.

If you want to see some records and photos in advance, that is possible for
a donation of $100 to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery Project. Send your
requests to yefimk@verizon.net.

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 Kishinev - Doyna Cemetery project #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

I want to report that a group of Bessarabia SIG members completed indexing
and photographing Kishinev-Doyna Cemetery. It is a very large Kishinev Town
cemetery with Jewish Quarters. 9630 records were send to JewishGen /JOWBR
with 9333 photos.

There are going to be another 1000-1500 records added to the cemetery. The
photos of those will arrive later this year or begging of next year. Please
donate to Kishinev - Doyna Cemetery project!

I want to thank all volunteers: Alla Gamulka, Alan Levine, Alan Shuchat,
Inna Vayner, Julia Lombardo, Marc Goldenberg, Paula Khalili, Terry Lasky,
Nathen Gabriel, Dov Oppenheim. Many thanks to Nolan Altman, the Vice
President of JewishGen.org, for continued support and help on many occasions
to the Bessarabia Cemetery projects.

The records will appear at JOWBR in the beginning of next year.

If you want to see some records and photos in advance, that is possible for
a donation of $100 to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery Project. Send your
requests to yefimk@verizon.net.

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


IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with
MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and
corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad
Vashem. We will be updating our list of sponsors to include longstanding
friends of Jewish genealogy and a host of new friends.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chairman@iajgs2015.org
http://www.iajgs2015.org


IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #dna

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with
MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and
corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad
Vashem. We will be updating our list of sponsors to include longstanding
friends of Jewish genealogy and a host of new friends.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chairman@iajgs2015.org
http://www.iajgs2015.org


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with
MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and
corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad
Vashem. We will be updating our list of sponsors to include longstanding
friends of Jewish genealogy and a host of new friends.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chairman@iajgs2015.org
http://www.iajgs2015.org


DNA Research #DNA IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #dna

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with
MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and
corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad
Vashem. We will be updating our list of sponsors to include longstanding
friends of Jewish genealogy and a host of new friends.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chairman@iajgs2015.org
http://www.iajgs2015.org


Immigration to the US from Eastern Europe #belarus

Anne Kenison
 

I recently posted a query about how people leaving Romania got to their
departure ports. I got many interesting replies.

I would like to ask the same question about Jews leaving the Litvak areas of
the Russian Empire (Lithuania and Belarus, in particular). The port cities
from which the emigrants departed for the US, e.g., Hamburg, were distant from
the towns of Eastern Europe. Were there trains? Dud they walk? Were there
established networks? Movements unique to those areas? Any insights would be
appreciated.

Thank you.

Anne Kenison


Belarus SIG #Belarus Immigration to the US from Eastern Europe #belarus

Anne Kenison
 

I recently posted a query about how people leaving Romania got to their
departure ports. I got many interesting replies.

I would like to ask the same question about Jews leaving the Litvak areas of
the Russian Empire (Lithuania and Belarus, in particular). The port cities
from which the emigrants departed for the US, e.g., Hamburg, were distant from
the towns of Eastern Europe. Were there trains? Dud they walk? Were there
established networks? Movements unique to those areas? Any insights would be
appreciated.

Thank you.

Anne Kenison


Needing guidance to Majdanek records #poland

mike jackoboice <mikejackoboice@...>
 

Needing help to find Majdanek camp records (and Jakobowicz and Jakubowicz
victims and/or survivors). A link or links to lists would be very helpful.

Thank you again, in advance, for always amazing replies - >from Israel and
around the world.

Sincerely,
Michael Jackoboice (a.k.a. Michal Jakobowicz)
Las Cruces, NM, USA.


JRI Poland #Poland Needing guidance to Majdanek records #poland

mike jackoboice <mikejackoboice@...>
 

Needing help to find Majdanek camp records (and Jakobowicz and Jakubowicz
victims and/or survivors). A link or links to lists would be very helpful.

Thank you again, in advance, for always amazing replies - >from Israel and
around the world.

Sincerely,
Michael Jackoboice (a.k.a. Michal Jakobowicz)
Las Cruces, NM, USA.


Viewmate translation requests - Russian #poland

Deborah Barr
 

Dear All,

I've posted 4 vital records in Russian for which translations
from Russian would be greatly appreciated. These are the four
pages of my grandparent's 1904 marriage alegata. Although I would
like a full translation, I am primarily interested in names of people,
relationships, place names and dates.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36139
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36140
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36141
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36142

Please respond via the form ViewMate application.

Many thanks,

Deborah Barr
deborah.barr@rocketmail.com

Researching:
ELSTER, GOLDMAN Chelm
GOLCMAN/HOLTZMAN, ABRAMCZYK/ABRAMSON Pultusk, Wyszkow


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate translation requests - Russian #poland

Deborah Barr
 

Dear All,

I've posted 4 vital records in Russian for which translations
from Russian would be greatly appreciated. These are the four
pages of my grandparent's 1904 marriage alegata. Although I would
like a full translation, I am primarily interested in names of people,
relationships, place names and dates.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36139
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36140
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36141
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36142

Please respond via the form ViewMate application.

Many thanks,

Deborah Barr
deborah.barr@rocketmail.com

Researching:
ELSTER, GOLDMAN Chelm
GOLCMAN/HOLTZMAN, ABRAMCZYK/ABRAMSON Pultusk, Wyszkow


JRI-Poland at opening of Museum of History of Polish Jews, Warsaw. #lithuania

Stanley Diamond
 

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews will have its grand
opening in Warsaw on October 28, 2014 with the unveiling of the
remarkable Core Exhibit.
http://polin.pl/en/grand-opening-of-the-core-exhibition

Since the early planning stages, the Museum realized that there would
be a need for a genealogy component. Jewish Records Indexing – Poland
was involved in conversations with the Museum throughout the
planning. In April 2014, this culminated in an 8-year agreement
to jointly promote research and to educate those interested in
learning about their family history and the rich and historic culture
of Polish Jewry.

As a result, the Resource Center at the Museum will have especially
rapid access to the JRI-Poland database and website. Museum staff
and JRI-Poland volunteers will educate visitors, respond to their
questions regarding the database, and provide guidance to Museum
visitors on the next steps they can take in their research of family
roots in Poland.

The database search and search results will be available in both
Polish and English. Educational materials will be available in
Polish, English, Hebrew, French, and Spanish.

During the Grand Opening period of October 27 through October 30,
JRI-Poland Board Members Michael Tobias and Mark Halpern will be
in the Resource Center to help visitors in starting their family
history research. The Resource Center and JRI-Poland will also have
Polish speakers available to help. Representatives >from Gesher
Galicia will also be available at the Resource Center.

If you are in Poland during this period, please stop by and visit
JRI-Poland representatives at the Museum’s Resource Center.

Stanley Diamond, Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that between the two World Wars,
Vilna Guberniya was under Polish control.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JRI-Poland at opening of Museum of History of Polish Jews, Warsaw. #lithuania

Stanley Diamond
 

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews will have its grand
opening in Warsaw on October 28, 2014 with the unveiling of the
remarkable Core Exhibit.
http://polin.pl/en/grand-opening-of-the-core-exhibition

Since the early planning stages, the Museum realized that there would
be a need for a genealogy component. Jewish Records Indexing – Poland
was involved in conversations with the Museum throughout the
planning. In April 2014, this culminated in an 8-year agreement
to jointly promote research and to educate those interested in
learning about their family history and the rich and historic culture
of Polish Jewry.

As a result, the Resource Center at the Museum will have especially
rapid access to the JRI-Poland database and website. Museum staff
and JRI-Poland volunteers will educate visitors, respond to their
questions regarding the database, and provide guidance to Museum
visitors on the next steps they can take in their research of family
roots in Poland.

The database search and search results will be available in both
Polish and English. Educational materials will be available in
Polish, English, Hebrew, French, and Spanish.

During the Grand Opening period of October 27 through October 30,
JRI-Poland Board Members Michael Tobias and Mark Halpern will be
in the Resource Center to help visitors in starting their family
history research. The Resource Center and JRI-Poland will also have
Polish speakers available to help. Representatives >from Gesher
Galicia will also be available at the Resource Center.

If you are in Poland during this period, please stop by and visit
JRI-Poland representatives at the Museum’s Resource Center.

Stanley Diamond, Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that between the two World Wars,
Vilna Guberniya was under Polish control.


Immigration to the US from Eastern Europe #lithuania

Joe M <joe-mankowitz@...>
 

Until the academics kick in with their responses, here is my
contribution:

By the time he was assassinated in 1881, Tsar Alexander had just about
completed the most radical modernization of Russia's rail networks; this
made it a lot easier for Jews to get to their ports of departure,
particularly convenient now that the finger of suspicion was pointing
at the Jews being the possible murderers.

My knowledge is based on the Jews who ended up in South Africa, but it
is nonetheless relevant because their original destination of choice had
been USA:

The Jews of Kaunas Gubernia in the NW of Lithuania made their way to
Memel in nearby East Prussia, thence to Hull in NE England, then London -
Southampton - NY or Cape Town.

(Memel is now Klaipeda in Lithuania, following postwar redrawing of
borders)

------ Original Message ------


Subject: Immigration to the US >from Eastern Europe
From: Anne Kenison <nosinekenna@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:06:44 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I recently posted a query about how people leaving Romania got to their
departure ports. I got many interesting replies.

I would like to ask the same question about Jews leaving the Litvak areas
of the Russian Empire (Lithuania and Belarus, in particular). The port
cities >from which the emigrants departed for the US, e.g., Hamburg, were
distant >from the towns of Eastern Europe. Were there trains? Dud they
walk? Were there established networks? Movements unique to those areas?
Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Anne Kenison


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Immigration to the US from Eastern Europe #lithuania

Joe M <joe-mankowitz@...>
 

Until the academics kick in with their responses, here is my
contribution:

By the time he was assassinated in 1881, Tsar Alexander had just about
completed the most radical modernization of Russia's rail networks; this
made it a lot easier for Jews to get to their ports of departure,
particularly convenient now that the finger of suspicion was pointing
at the Jews being the possible murderers.

My knowledge is based on the Jews who ended up in South Africa, but it
is nonetheless relevant because their original destination of choice had
been USA:

The Jews of Kaunas Gubernia in the NW of Lithuania made their way to
Memel in nearby East Prussia, thence to Hull in NE England, then London -
Southampton - NY or Cape Town.

(Memel is now Klaipeda in Lithuania, following postwar redrawing of
borders)

------ Original Message ------


Subject: Immigration to the US >from Eastern Europe
From: Anne Kenison <nosinekenna@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:06:44 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I recently posted a query about how people leaving Romania got to their
departure ports. I got many interesting replies.

I would like to ask the same question about Jews leaving the Litvak areas
of the Russian Empire (Lithuania and Belarus, in particular). The port
cities >from which the emigrants departed for the US, e.g., Hamburg, were
distant >from the towns of Eastern Europe. Were there trains? Dud they
walk? Were there established networks? Movements unique to those areas?
Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Anne Kenison


JOFFE or YOFFE from Pumpenai #lithuania

Jules Feldman
 

My great grandfather Wolf COHEN (KAGAN in Lithuania), son of Leib and Hoda
KAGAN, was born in Pumpenai in 1848 and migrated to Johannesburg in 1895.
He was followed by his brother Feive (Phillip) COHEN and his sister Golda,
wife of Abe Leizer SEGAL, and then his nephews the LUNTZ brothers who were
the children of a second sister Pere Leah , wife of Yehuda Leib LUNTZ of
Shavli (Siauliai). The family narrative never mentioned other siblings.
In the ALD appears the birth in Pumpenai in 1860 of Pese KAGAN daughter of
Leyb (son of Jochel ) and "Gode". I have no doubt that she is a sister to
Wolf.

In 1879 there is an entry for her marriage (now she is Peshe Mindel KAGAN)
to Moshe Leib YOFFE, son of Binyamin.

from further birth and census entries we know that they had the following
childen
Yokel Shlomo YOFFE born circa 1882
Abram Perets YOFFE c1884
Vittel YOFFE 1885
Yisrael Shmerel YOFFE 1886
Chaya YOFFE 1888
Efroim Getsel YOFFE 1889
Sora YOFFE 1894
Ita Mera YOFFE 1897

If anyone recognizes these names and can lead me to further
information on these relatives I will grateful.

Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel, Israel

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JOFFE or YOFFE from Pumpenai #lithuania

Jules Feldman
 

My great grandfather Wolf COHEN (KAGAN in Lithuania), son of Leib and Hoda
KAGAN, was born in Pumpenai in 1848 and migrated to Johannesburg in 1895.
He was followed by his brother Feive (Phillip) COHEN and his sister Golda,
wife of Abe Leizer SEGAL, and then his nephews the LUNTZ brothers who were
the children of a second sister Pere Leah , wife of Yehuda Leib LUNTZ of
Shavli (Siauliai). The family narrative never mentioned other siblings.
In the ALD appears the birth in Pumpenai in 1860 of Pese KAGAN daughter of
Leyb (son of Jochel ) and "Gode". I have no doubt that she is a sister to
Wolf.

In 1879 there is an entry for her marriage (now she is Peshe Mindel KAGAN)
to Moshe Leib YOFFE, son of Binyamin.

from further birth and census entries we know that they had the following
childen
Yokel Shlomo YOFFE born circa 1882
Abram Perets YOFFE c1884
Vittel YOFFE 1885
Yisrael Shmerel YOFFE 1886
Chaya YOFFE 1888
Efroim Getsel YOFFE 1889
Sora YOFFE 1894
Ita Mera YOFFE 1897

If anyone recognizes these names and can lead me to further
information on these relatives I will grateful.

Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.

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