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Re: Sefardim in Ashkenaz territory #galicia

DBelgray@...
 

Dear Miriam,

I encourage you also to send your question to anusim.com, the
Sephardic/Converso/Marrano listserve. Certainly there were emigrants >from
Spain to Central and Eastern Europe.

Hasta luego,

David C Belgray, NYC


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Sefardim in Ashkenaz territory #galicia

DBelgray@...
 

Dear Miriam,

I encourage you also to send your question to anusim.com, the
Sephardic/Converso/Marrano listserve. Certainly there were emigrants >from
Spain to Central and Eastern Europe.

Hasta luego,

David C Belgray, NYC


Variations of the WOLFUS surname #galicia

Gabriela K <gabriela_k25@...>
 

Dear all,

It was originally believed that my Grandmother >from Wielkie Ozcy, Poland
name was Rachel WOLFUS. However, discovery of different documents and
photos, has shown us varying surnames.

The following are all possibilities,
WOLFUS - Australian Naturalisation Certificate
WOLLFUSS- photo
WOLFUSSOWNA- photo
BOLFUS- Ketcher BOLFUS - Her Father, farmer and Emily BOLFUS, Mother.
Marriage certificate

If anyone has any information on any of these names/surnames it would be
greatly appreciated if you could send it to me at gabriela_k25@hotmail.com

Thank you

Gabriela Khoury


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Variations of the WOLFUS surname #galicia

Gabriela K <gabriela_k25@...>
 

Dear all,

It was originally believed that my Grandmother >from Wielkie Ozcy, Poland
name was Rachel WOLFUS. However, discovery of different documents and
photos, has shown us varying surnames.

The following are all possibilities,
WOLFUS - Australian Naturalisation Certificate
WOLLFUSS- photo
WOLFUSSOWNA- photo
BOLFUS- Ketcher BOLFUS - Her Father, farmer and Emily BOLFUS, Mother.
Marriage certificate

If anyone has any information on any of these names/surnames it would be
greatly appreciated if you could send it to me at gabriela_k25@hotmail.com

Thank you

Gabriela Khoury


Buried Treasure in Probate Court Records #lithuania

sman@...
 

I would like to share a wonderful bit of success I recently had. One of
those things that pop up after you've been sitting at a dead end for a
while.

Almost all of my Grandfather's family in Vilnius was killed in the
Holocaust. While I had names and had found pieces of information, we had no record of what they looked like.

Last week I had the chance to look at the probate records, in Brooklyn, for his uncle's will. This is an uncle that came to America >from Vilnius in 1915 and left all his money, in 1946, to his brothers and sisters or their children who were back in Vilnius.

It turned out that there were 2 cousins, children of 2 of the sisters, one
in Moscow and one in Israel, who had survived and sent proof that they were >from the family. The proof turned out to be pictures of all these relatives who had died on the holocaust. On the backs are inscriptions like "To my dear sister Sonia >from her beloved brother Hillel", etc. In addition they wrote ancedotes of the familiy >from before the war.

So I now know what they looked like and have stories that give a flavor for what the family was like.

Very exciting.

Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Buried Treasure in Probate Court Records #lithuania

sman@...
 

I would like to share a wonderful bit of success I recently had. One of
those things that pop up after you've been sitting at a dead end for a
while.

Almost all of my Grandfather's family in Vilnius was killed in the
Holocaust. While I had names and had found pieces of information, we had no record of what they looked like.

Last week I had the chance to look at the probate records, in Brooklyn, for his uncle's will. This is an uncle that came to America >from Vilnius in 1915 and left all his money, in 1946, to his brothers and sisters or their children who were back in Vilnius.

It turned out that there were 2 cousins, children of 2 of the sisters, one
in Moscow and one in Israel, who had survived and sent proof that they were >from the family. The proof turned out to be pictures of all these relatives who had died on the holocaust. On the backs are inscriptions like "To my dear sister Sonia >from her beloved brother Hillel", etc. In addition they wrote ancedotes of the familiy >from before the war.

So I now know what they looked like and have stories that give a flavor for what the family was like.

Very exciting.

Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com


Genealogy of the MaHaRaL #rabbinic

Gilbert Hendlisz <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Dear Siggers,

I am researching about the descendants of the older brother of the
MaHaRaL, Rav Sinai b' Bezalel.

I know that one of his sons was Rav Chaim of Konin who was the
father of Rav Yehuda Leib, Rabbi of Olkusz during the firt half of
the 17th century. This R' Yehuda Leib had, at least two sons. One
of them became very famous under the name of Rav Gavriel ESKELES. I
am interested in the second one, Rabbi Chaim (mentioned in some
works by Wettstein) or other sons I did not know about.

Any informations would be welcome.
Thanks in advance,

Gilbert Hendlisz (Brussels)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Genealogy of the MaHaRaL #rabbinic

Gilbert Hendlisz <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Dear Siggers,

I am researching about the descendants of the older brother of the
MaHaRaL, Rav Sinai b' Bezalel.

I know that one of his sons was Rav Chaim of Konin who was the
father of Rav Yehuda Leib, Rabbi of Olkusz during the firt half of
the 17th century. This R' Yehuda Leib had, at least two sons. One
of them became very famous under the name of Rav Gavriel ESKELES. I
am interested in the second one, Rabbi Chaim (mentioned in some
works by Wettstein) or other sons I did not know about.

Any informations would be welcome.
Thanks in advance,

Gilbert Hendlisz (Brussels)


Ellis Island manifests #belarus

Leonid Plotkin <plotwa@...>
 

Hello,SIG Belarus members,


I just visited www.ellisislandrecords.org and discovered that:

1.484 mens and womens with surname Plotkin leaved Russian Empire and other
countries for USA in 1890-1939.
2.In manifests Bobruysk was mentioned as
Bobrinsk,Bobransk,Bobrowisk,Bobrnisk,Babrush,Babransh,Bolbrinsk,Mabrisk,
Aurusk.
3.Gomel as Gonim,Klomel,Gouiel.
4.Bychov as Bichev,Bischov,Bichor.
5.Schedrin as Schzedvin,Liedrin,Czedrin.
6.Seliba as Seriby.
7.Alexandria as Alexandra.
8.Mogilev as Michelon

I diskovered too in manifests unknown for me
shtetls:Kiero,Feobawitz,Fabeish,Jesmin,Rebeita,Attich,Obrowo
Dubrovno?),Wirkow,Kramolok.Were this settlements in Russian Empire?


Leonid Plotkin
Mogilev,Belarus
plotwa@tut.by

Researching: PLOTKIN,MERLIN >from MOGILEV and MOGILEV gubernia


Belarus SIG #Belarus Ellis Island manifests #belarus

Leonid Plotkin <plotwa@...>
 

Hello,SIG Belarus members,


I just visited www.ellisislandrecords.org and discovered that:

1.484 mens and womens with surname Plotkin leaved Russian Empire and other
countries for USA in 1890-1939.
2.In manifests Bobruysk was mentioned as
Bobrinsk,Bobransk,Bobrowisk,Bobrnisk,Babrush,Babransh,Bolbrinsk,Mabrisk,
Aurusk.
3.Gomel as Gonim,Klomel,Gouiel.
4.Bychov as Bichev,Bischov,Bichor.
5.Schedrin as Schzedvin,Liedrin,Czedrin.
6.Seliba as Seriby.
7.Alexandria as Alexandra.
8.Mogilev as Michelon

I diskovered too in manifests unknown for me
shtetls:Kiero,Feobawitz,Fabeish,Jesmin,Rebeita,Attich,Obrowo
Dubrovno?),Wirkow,Kramolok.Were this settlements in Russian Empire?


Leonid Plotkin
Mogilev,Belarus
plotwa@tut.by

Researching: PLOTKIN,MERLIN >from MOGILEV and MOGILEV gubernia


Mogilev Jewish cemetery #belarus

Leonid Plotkin <plotwa@...>
 

Hello,SIG Belarus members,
I recently visited Mogilev Jewish cemetery and walked across old graves.
The following are the names( in Russian) recorded on tombstones which I was
able to recognize:



born dead
Aronzon A.M. 1923
Baher Khana Osher 1872 1947
Baher Wulf Zalman 1872 1959
Barishansky Aaron Meer 1851 1909
Barishansky David Meer 1927
Barishansky Meer Gamsha 1931
Beliazki Abram Mikhel 1878 1940
Bender Ginda Itzka 1875 1953
Bielenki Yakov Khaim 1908
Bobovik Movsha 1851 1903
Bruk Simkha Aaron 1929
Brukson G.E 1899 1955
Brukson Girsh 1896 1955
Eberlin Leiba Osher 1917
Gartenberg Gisia Girsh 1857 1947
Ginsburg Abram 1927
Goldin Basia Girsh 1897 1946
Goldin Zalia Borukh 1900 1953
Idelson Mendel Abram 1818 1906
Katok N.S. 1916
Katok Y.S. 1908
Katz F.I. 1891 1939
Kutik Israel Leib 1889 1948
Lesin Borukh Aizik 1909
Litwin Faitel 1902
Livshitz B.F. 1927
Luria Zalman Khaim 1872 1926
Makhlin Genia Smuil 1871 1945
Merson Nokhim Movsha 1911
Petcherski Israel Zalman1896 1956
Prigozhin A. 1912
Prigozhin Abram Wulf. 1859 1911
Raitenberg Pesia David 1908
Rivin A.B. 1904
Sher Sofia Yakov 1892 1946
Simkhovitch Khaim Shmuil1842 1912
Zeitlin Meer David 1925
Zemehman Sora ?


Best regards,
Leonid Plotkin
Mogilev,Belarus
mailto:plotwa@tut.by

Researching:
PLOTKIN >from MOGILEV and MINSK provinces(gubernias)
MERLIN >from MOGILEV province(gubernia)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Mogilev Jewish cemetery #belarus

Leonid Plotkin <plotwa@...>
 

Hello,SIG Belarus members,
I recently visited Mogilev Jewish cemetery and walked across old graves.
The following are the names( in Russian) recorded on tombstones which I was
able to recognize:



born dead
Aronzon A.M. 1923
Baher Khana Osher 1872 1947
Baher Wulf Zalman 1872 1959
Barishansky Aaron Meer 1851 1909
Barishansky David Meer 1927
Barishansky Meer Gamsha 1931
Beliazki Abram Mikhel 1878 1940
Bender Ginda Itzka 1875 1953
Bielenki Yakov Khaim 1908
Bobovik Movsha 1851 1903
Bruk Simkha Aaron 1929
Brukson G.E 1899 1955
Brukson Girsh 1896 1955
Eberlin Leiba Osher 1917
Gartenberg Gisia Girsh 1857 1947
Ginsburg Abram 1927
Goldin Basia Girsh 1897 1946
Goldin Zalia Borukh 1900 1953
Idelson Mendel Abram 1818 1906
Katok N.S. 1916
Katok Y.S. 1908
Katz F.I. 1891 1939
Kutik Israel Leib 1889 1948
Lesin Borukh Aizik 1909
Litwin Faitel 1902
Livshitz B.F. 1927
Luria Zalman Khaim 1872 1926
Makhlin Genia Smuil 1871 1945
Merson Nokhim Movsha 1911
Petcherski Israel Zalman1896 1956
Prigozhin A. 1912
Prigozhin Abram Wulf. 1859 1911
Raitenberg Pesia David 1908
Rivin A.B. 1904
Sher Sofia Yakov 1892 1946
Simkhovitch Khaim Shmuil1842 1912
Zeitlin Meer David 1925
Zemehman Sora ?


Best regards,
Leonid Plotkin
Mogilev,Belarus
mailto:plotwa@tut.by

Researching:
PLOTKIN >from MOGILEV and MINSK provinces(gubernias)
MERLIN >from MOGILEV province(gubernia)


Re: New Online Newsletter articles #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

The BelarusSIG Online Newsletter is pleased to announce the publication o=
f
four new articles. Two are by Vitaly Charny, adding to his series of
articles about famous Belarusian Jews, and two are based on presentations=
at
the Toronto conference by Dr. Oleg Perzashkevich, head of the Minsk
Historical Genealogy Group.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Fran Bock, our SIG
Newsletter Editor, for publishing these four new articles on our on line SI=
G
newsletter. The presentation of the articles in html is wonderful and
pleasing to the eye. These are Fran's first articles since she took over a=
s
the SIG Newsletter Editor and we should all be thankful for the time and
effort she has expended to share this information with all of us.

In addition, I would like to thank Vitaly Charny and Oleg Perzashkevich for
contributing the articles. For those of you who were not able to attend th=
e
Conference in Toronto this past August, Oleg's two articles were based on
the two different sessions he presented there.

As Fran mentioned, there are more articles in the pipeline, many of them
from our noted Belarus scholar and prolific writer in Israel, Leonid
Smilovitsky.

I encourage all of you to submit articles to Fran <franbock@optonline.net>
for publication in our on line SIG Newsletter. Those of you who have made
trips to Belarus or will make trips are encouraged to write up a trip repor=
t
about your experiences. As with all articles submitted, feel free to
include photos, sample documents, etc for inclusion in the article. As the
old clich=E9 says, "a picture is worth a thousand words".

Thanks again to all who contribute to the success of the SIG.

Dave

--=20
David Fox
Mail to: davefox@jewishgen.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


correction on info. #belarus

Lillian Siegfried <lillians@...>
 

Lillian Siegfried
Staten Island,
Sent e-mail that I received an e-mail >from the Belarus Embassy in
Washington D.C. about information they have about my family it was not the
Embassy in Washington but in Briton.


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: New Online Newsletter articles #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

The BelarusSIG Online Newsletter is pleased to announce the publication o=
f
four new articles. Two are by Vitaly Charny, adding to his series of
articles about famous Belarusian Jews, and two are based on presentations=
at
the Toronto conference by Dr. Oleg Perzashkevich, head of the Minsk
Historical Genealogy Group.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Fran Bock, our SIG
Newsletter Editor, for publishing these four new articles on our on line SI=
G
newsletter. The presentation of the articles in html is wonderful and
pleasing to the eye. These are Fran's first articles since she took over a=
s
the SIG Newsletter Editor and we should all be thankful for the time and
effort she has expended to share this information with all of us.

In addition, I would like to thank Vitaly Charny and Oleg Perzashkevich for
contributing the articles. For those of you who were not able to attend th=
e
Conference in Toronto this past August, Oleg's two articles were based on
the two different sessions he presented there.

As Fran mentioned, there are more articles in the pipeline, many of them
from our noted Belarus scholar and prolific writer in Israel, Leonid
Smilovitsky.

I encourage all of you to submit articles to Fran <franbock@optonline.net>
for publication in our on line SIG Newsletter. Those of you who have made
trips to Belarus or will make trips are encouraged to write up a trip repor=
t
about your experiences. As with all articles submitted, feel free to
include photos, sample documents, etc for inclusion in the article. As the
old clich=E9 says, "a picture is worth a thousand words".

Thanks again to all who contribute to the success of the SIG.

Dave

--=20
David Fox
Mail to: davefox@jewishgen.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus correction on info. #belarus

Lillian Siegfried <lillians@...>
 

Lillian Siegfried
Staten Island,
Sent e-mail that I received an e-mail >from the Belarus Embassy in
Washington D.C. about information they have about my family it was not the
Embassy in Washington but in Briton.


Belarus Embassy in Washington D.C. #belarus

Lillian Siegfried <lillians@...>
 

Lillian Siegfried
Staten Island, NY
I also received an e-mail >from the Belarus Embassy in Washington about 2
weeks ago informing me that they have information about my mgrandfather and
family who perished in the holocaust in the town of Noble. It was in
Belarus then and is now in the Ukraine. I was also informed that it is in
Russian. No problem have many people around me who know the language.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus Embassy in Washington D.C. #belarus

Lillian Siegfried <lillians@...>
 

Lillian Siegfried
Staten Island, NY
I also received an e-mail >from the Belarus Embassy in Washington about 2
weeks ago informing me that they have information about my mgrandfather and
family who perished in the holocaust in the town of Noble. It was in
Belarus then and is now in the Ukraine. I was also informed that it is in
Russian. No problem have many people around me who know the language.


Help! Oshmiany Cemetery Grave Stones #belarus

rabinowitz@...
 

Franklin Swartz of the Eastern European Jewish History Project recently
visited the Oshmiany Cemetery at my request, and took some absolutely
startling pictures. I just saw some of the photos >from the cemetery.
Certain of my family tombstones are supposed to be visible but we cannot
seem to find the correct row and stone of our RABINOWITZ, KARCHMER,
MILNER, and possibly DAVIDSON ancestors.

Scott NOAR visited Oshmiany several years ago and took some similar
pictures, with a "key" to the names on certain rows and stones.

Can someone help me find Scott's correct email and mailing address?
It may have changed recently.

This may be of interest to others on LitvakSIG with relatives who lived in
or near the town of Oshmiany. The cemetery has probably 200-400 stones
that are still in their original positions, although the inscriptions may
be obscured.

Please respond privately if this is of interest to you; perhaps we can work together to restore the cemetery and its memorials to our relatives.

Cliff Karchmer
Rabinowitz Family Historian

Searching: Rabinowitz, Karchmer, Milner, Davidson, >from
Vilna, Alytus, Svencionys, Lipnishki, Vishnevo,
and Oshmiany


Wording on death certificate #belarus

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I have been lucky enough to obtain a death certificate for my
grandmother. Her name was Bassia REIZER and the certificate gives her
name as Basia Nisonovna REIZER. I wondered why the Nisonovna - any
connection to her husband's name of Nossen Note? I am sure she was
never known by the middle name and wondered if this is standard in
Belarus?

Many thanks.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia

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Researching
BARNETT Vilna, Leeds, Rhodesia, Australia
BRZINSKI/ROSE Leeds, Australia
COHEN Manchester, Australia
REIZER, Grodno, Palestine, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, California
ROSE Leeds, Australia
VOLSHTEIN, Zelve (Grodno gubernia), Palestine, New Zealand, Australia