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Re: belarus digest: February 22, 2001 #belarus

Dwakser@...
 

All:

Kapuster chassidim were followers of one Rabbi Yehuda Leib, of the
sons, and later, in turn, his son Rabbi Shlomo Zalman, or the third Rebbe of
Lubavicth known as the Tzemach Tzedek.

They were found in many cities and towns throughout Belarus, and their
approach in Chassidic philosophy was quite close to the Lubavitch dynasty.

After the death of the Tzemach Tzedek, Rabbi Yehuda Leib was asked to
move to Kapust to lead the Chassidim there. He died not long afterwards, and
was succeeded by his son Rabbi Shlomo Zalman. Hope this helps.

Dovid Wakser
Brooklyn, NY


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: February 22, 2001 #belarus

Dwakser@...
 

All:

Kapuster chassidim were followers of one Rabbi Yehuda Leib, of the
sons, and later, in turn, his son Rabbi Shlomo Zalman, or the third Rebbe of
Lubavicth known as the Tzemach Tzedek.

They were found in many cities and towns throughout Belarus, and their
approach in Chassidic philosophy was quite close to the Lubavitch dynasty.

After the death of the Tzemach Tzedek, Rabbi Yehuda Leib was asked to
move to Kapust to lead the Chassidim there. He died not long afterwards, and
was succeeded by his son Rabbi Shlomo Zalman. Hope this helps.

Dovid Wakser
Brooklyn, NY


IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 #belarus

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP & Yearbook Editor

Last chance to get Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000. And, at a substantial
discount! The IAJGS is closing out all remaining stock for only $21 each in
quantities of 5 or more. (A 40% discount >from the original price). Single
copies can be ordered for only $25 each. And, these prices include
shipping! Don't miss this last opportunity to add this outstanding resource
to your genealogical library.

The nearly 500 pages of Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 include the most
extensive bibliography of North American Jewish Community books ever
compiled (nearly 1,000 listings), contact information throughout the world
of Jewish Genealogy, over 250 pages of reference material provided by
conference speakers at this past Summer's Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Salt Lake City, a Family History Library research guide, and the fascinating
story of the 150+ year history of the Jews of Utah.

Order your copies by sending your check, made payable to the IAJGS, to
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer, PO Box 251683, West Bloomfield, MI
48325-1683. Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this,
send your authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing
address above or at her e-mail address, MRNatchez@aol.com. Don't forget to
include the NAME shown on the card, the ADDRESS as shown on your credit
card statement, your CARD NUMBER and its EXPIRATION MONTH and YEAR.

Orders will be honored until stocks are exhausted.

Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP
& Yearbook Editor


Belarus SIG #Belarus IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 #belarus

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP & Yearbook Editor

Last chance to get Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000. And, at a substantial
discount! The IAJGS is closing out all remaining stock for only $21 each in
quantities of 5 or more. (A 40% discount >from the original price). Single
copies can be ordered for only $25 each. And, these prices include
shipping! Don't miss this last opportunity to add this outstanding resource
to your genealogical library.

The nearly 500 pages of Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 include the most
extensive bibliography of North American Jewish Community books ever
compiled (nearly 1,000 listings), contact information throughout the world
of Jewish Genealogy, over 250 pages of reference material provided by
conference speakers at this past Summer's Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Salt Lake City, a Family History Library research guide, and the fascinating
story of the 150+ year history of the Jews of Utah.

Order your copies by sending your check, made payable to the IAJGS, to
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer, PO Box 251683, West Bloomfield, MI
48325-1683. Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this,
send your authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing
address above or at her e-mail address, MRNatchez@aol.com. Don't forget to
include the NAME shown on the card, the ADDRESS as shown on your credit
card statement, your CARD NUMBER and its EXPIRATION MONTH and YEAR.

Orders will be honored until stocks are exhausted.

Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP
& Yearbook Editor


Re: Kapuster Chassids probably from Kapust or Kopys #belarus

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

Kopust was a branch of the Chabad Chasidic group founded by the author of
the "Tanya", R' Shneur Zalman of Liady. Though today only the Lubavitch
branch has remained a viable and large group, in the early 1900's Kopust was
a very large and popular group. There were some elderly Kopuster Chasidim
still alive in the U.S.S.R. in the 1980's - I am not aware of any extant
today.

Regards,

Avrumy Heschel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Kapuster Chassids probably from Kapust or Kopys #belarus

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

Kopust was a branch of the Chabad Chasidic group founded by the author of
the "Tanya", R' Shneur Zalman of Liady. Though today only the Lubavitch
branch has remained a viable and large group, in the early 1900's Kopust was
a very large and popular group. There were some elderly Kopuster Chasidim
still alive in the U.S.S.R. in the 1980's - I am not aware of any extant
today.

Regards,

Avrumy Heschel


Anyone Heard of this name? #belarus

Simpson, Joseph <JSimpson@...>
 

Dear List,

I am trying to uncover the actual Jewish first name of my
g-g-grandfather, known to us here in the states as "Thomas". I just have a
clue, at this point, of what his name was back in Belarus in the 19th
century. His middle initial was M. And, he later named his first son Joseph
M. Rosenfeld, and I have learned that the M here stood for some form of
Mattus (or Mattis) I am not sure of the spelling, just the pronunciation.
My suspicion at this point is that my g-g-grandfather, upon leaving
Belarus and arriving in England, took the name Thomas, and made his real
Jewish first name to be his middle name, hence he was Thomas M. Rosenfeld.
And supposing he gave his son the same name as his middle name, there is a
chance that the first name in question was some form of Mattis.
My question is, does this name sound similar to any Jewish name that
anyone is aware of? I haven't got the exact spelling yet. But it is
pronounced as "Mah-diss"
I am hoping that, through the Hamburg passenger list I can
eventually find his real first name. Until them I am left with speculation.


Thank you for any response,

Joseph Simpson
Glens Falls, NY
Researching ROSENFELD in Brest


Belarus SIG #Belarus Anyone Heard of this name? #belarus

Simpson, Joseph <JSimpson@...>
 

Dear List,

I am trying to uncover the actual Jewish first name of my
g-g-grandfather, known to us here in the states as "Thomas". I just have a
clue, at this point, of what his name was back in Belarus in the 19th
century. His middle initial was M. And, he later named his first son Joseph
M. Rosenfeld, and I have learned that the M here stood for some form of
Mattus (or Mattis) I am not sure of the spelling, just the pronunciation.
My suspicion at this point is that my g-g-grandfather, upon leaving
Belarus and arriving in England, took the name Thomas, and made his real
Jewish first name to be his middle name, hence he was Thomas M. Rosenfeld.
And supposing he gave his son the same name as his middle name, there is a
chance that the first name in question was some form of Mattis.
My question is, does this name sound similar to any Jewish name that
anyone is aware of? I haven't got the exact spelling yet. But it is
pronounced as "Mah-diss"
I am hoping that, through the Hamburg passenger list I can
eventually find his real first name. Until them I am left with speculation.


Thank you for any response,

Joseph Simpson
Glens Falls, NY
Researching ROSENFELD in Brest


Tukums Families 1871 #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

Tukums was a major centre of Jewish life with a large Jewish community in
Kurland. We are delighted to announce that the Courland Recruits and Family
Lists now includes contains a substantial database of names >from Tukums and
the surrounding area. You can search this database by searching the All
Latvia Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia and we hope you will enjoy it and
benefit >from it. There are just under 4,000 named individuals recorded.
Again the compilation of this list was sponsored by private donation and we
hope that this example of sharing will inspire others to support similar
projects. The details will be up in the coming days which will include full
details of the various project proposals for both Courland and other areas of
Latvia and an explanation of how you can receive full US tax relief in
respect of contributions.
Meanwhile best regards, and good luck in your searching
Constance Whippman [Database Co-Ordinator]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Tukums Families 1871 #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

Tukums was a major centre of Jewish life with a large Jewish community in
Kurland. We are delighted to announce that the Courland Recruits and Family
Lists now includes contains a substantial database of names >from Tukums and
the surrounding area. You can search this database by searching the All
Latvia Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia and we hope you will enjoy it and
benefit >from it. There are just under 4,000 named individuals recorded.
Again the compilation of this list was sponsored by private donation and we
hope that this example of sharing will inspire others to support similar
projects. The details will be up in the coming days which will include full
details of the various project proposals for both Courland and other areas of
Latvia and an explanation of how you can receive full US tax relief in
respect of contributions.
Meanwhile best regards, and good luck in your searching
Constance Whippman [Database Co-Ordinator]


Families from Mitau [Jelgava] #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

ts a been a bumper 6 months of effort on the database front and the Courland
Steering Committee is delighted to announce a major new database resource
which provides information about the Jewish Families of the old capital of
Courland, Mitau [now Jelgava] circa 1845. This is in addition to our other
new material >from Jacobstadt, Grobin, and Tukums which are now in the Family
and Recruits database. This is an important early list with information on
over 4,000 named individuals. Even you you are not aware of any family
connections with Mitau you may be lucky in finding family members among these
entries since it was not unusual for families to be registered in a different
town >from the one in which they lived or carried on businesses.
The database effort has been a major project which has involved contributions
from both the Courland Research Group and the Latvia SIG who have donated
material and then worked on the various projects to ensure that it is
processed and brought to birth on line. We received formal approval for our
database proposals in January 2000. Now in February 2001 we have information
in database form for well over 60,000 individuals. We believe that this has
been a remarkable success story for Jewish genealogy. The links forged with
the State Historical Archives by Arlene Beare and other contacts in Riga have
benefited us all. Our volunteers have shown wonderful enthusiasm and
commitment. Recently we have had a whole new set of volunteers offer skills
and we will be making the most of these as our new projects are organised and
shepherded through the system. Believe me, after all the work it is the
greatest pleasure and fun to see it all connected and live and I hope you too
will share this feeling.
Meanwhile have a look at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/
Let us know how you get on. Its fun to share success stories. Good luck in
your searches. Best regards Constance [All Latvia Co-Ordinator]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Families from Mitau [Jelgava] #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

ts a been a bumper 6 months of effort on the database front and the Courland
Steering Committee is delighted to announce a major new database resource
which provides information about the Jewish Families of the old capital of
Courland, Mitau [now Jelgava] circa 1845. This is in addition to our other
new material >from Jacobstadt, Grobin, and Tukums which are now in the Family
and Recruits database. This is an important early list with information on
over 4,000 named individuals. Even you you are not aware of any family
connections with Mitau you may be lucky in finding family members among these
entries since it was not unusual for families to be registered in a different
town >from the one in which they lived or carried on businesses.
The database effort has been a major project which has involved contributions
from both the Courland Research Group and the Latvia SIG who have donated
material and then worked on the various projects to ensure that it is
processed and brought to birth on line. We received formal approval for our
database proposals in January 2000. Now in February 2001 we have information
in database form for well over 60,000 individuals. We believe that this has
been a remarkable success story for Jewish genealogy. The links forged with
the State Historical Archives by Arlene Beare and other contacts in Riga have
benefited us all. Our volunteers have shown wonderful enthusiasm and
commitment. Recently we have had a whole new set of volunteers offer skills
and we will be making the most of these as our new projects are organised and
shepherded through the system. Believe me, after all the work it is the
greatest pleasure and fun to see it all connected and live and I hope you too
will share this feeling.
Meanwhile have a look at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/
Let us know how you get on. Its fun to share success stories. Good luck in
your searches. Best regards Constance [All Latvia Co-Ordinator]


Grobina Jewish Families near Libau #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

390 records >from the small shtetl of Grobina just outside of Libau [now
Liepaja] are now searchable on line as part of the new databases forming part
of the Recruits and family enlistment registers. Many well known family
names >from the Courland area are included so do have a look to see your
family roots are among them. This is a small database but fascinating all
the same with many names being searched in the Family Finder.
This database contributes to our growing knowledge of the Jewish families of
Courland and we hope it will be helpful to you in your searches. If not you
then pass the word on.
This is one of many announcements over the next few days setting out the new
treasures in the All Latvia Database. This list is available because of
generous donations that enable it to be professionally transcribed in Riga
from original sources. We hope that you will contribute to the database
effort. We will shortly have a donation link available through Jewishgen
that will enable to you obtain tax relief on contributions to any project
that appeals to you. We hope you will consider sponsoring your home town or
shtetl but whether you can make a contribution or not we are sure you will
enjoy this milestone with us.
Best always
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database Co-Ordinator]


Jacobstadt [Jekapils] Families 1871 #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

The Courland Research Group is delighted to announce new database entries for
Jacobstadt [now Jekapils] dating >from around 1871. Approximately 2,000
records are now fully operational as part of the Recruits and Family Lists
database which you can search at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/
Don't forget to have a read of the introductory material that gives a great
deal of information about the history and background to the lists.
Over the last days this is one of 7 new databases which are coming on line
from both the Latvia SIG and the Courland Research Group each contributing to
the All Latvia Database. The volunteers have been spectacular and to have
processed so much information through to its debut on line and searchable all
over the world is something that gives everyone involved in it the greatest
pleasure. Our thanks to our webmasters Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias who
handle the final stages of making it go live. This database was
professionally transcribed in Riga. In the next few days we will be putting
up a donation page for the All Latvia Database to ensure that we continue to
have material of this quality coming through. We hope that you may wish to
sponsor the data >from your home towns or shtetls as a lasting memorial to
loved ones and family or in celebration of a family event such as a Bar
Mitzvah or wedding.
Anyway for now just enjoy sharing this wonderful resource.
Best regards to all
Constance Whippman [Database Co-ordinator]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Grobina Jewish Families near Libau #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

390 records >from the small shtetl of Grobina just outside of Libau [now
Liepaja] are now searchable on line as part of the new databases forming part
of the Recruits and family enlistment registers. Many well known family
names >from the Courland area are included so do have a look to see your
family roots are among them. This is a small database but fascinating all
the same with many names being searched in the Family Finder.
This database contributes to our growing knowledge of the Jewish families of
Courland and we hope it will be helpful to you in your searches. If not you
then pass the word on.
This is one of many announcements over the next few days setting out the new
treasures in the All Latvia Database. This list is available because of
generous donations that enable it to be professionally transcribed in Riga
from original sources. We hope that you will contribute to the database
effort. We will shortly have a donation link available through Jewishgen
that will enable to you obtain tax relief on contributions to any project
that appeals to you. We hope you will consider sponsoring your home town or
shtetl but whether you can make a contribution or not we are sure you will
enjoy this milestone with us.
Best always
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database Co-Ordinator]


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jacobstadt [Jekapils] Families 1871 #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

The Courland Research Group is delighted to announce new database entries for
Jacobstadt [now Jekapils] dating >from around 1871. Approximately 2,000
records are now fully operational as part of the Recruits and Family Lists
database which you can search at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/
Don't forget to have a read of the introductory material that gives a great
deal of information about the history and background to the lists.
Over the last days this is one of 7 new databases which are coming on line
from both the Latvia SIG and the Courland Research Group each contributing to
the All Latvia Database. The volunteers have been spectacular and to have
processed so much information through to its debut on line and searchable all
over the world is something that gives everyone involved in it the greatest
pleasure. Our thanks to our webmasters Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias who
handle the final stages of making it go live. This database was
professionally transcribed in Riga. In the next few days we will be putting
up a donation page for the All Latvia Database to ensure that we continue to
have material of this quality coming through. We hope that you may wish to
sponsor the data >from your home towns or shtetls as a lasting memorial to
loved ones and family or in celebration of a family event such as a Bar
Mitzvah or wedding.
Anyway for now just enjoy sharing this wonderful resource.
Best regards to all
Constance Whippman [Database Co-ordinator]


information on a place? #lithuania

spirit-images <spirit-images@...>
 

I am wondering what the best way is to get information on a place in
Lithuania. Especially the smaller places. I would like to find out
information on Dambava and Bittehnen. I know where they are on the map
but they are very small. Are there good reference books that might contain
information about what it is like there, or what it was like there in the
past? I take it that the chamber of Commerce's are not like the US where
you can write and get information sent to you.

Ava Sweeney - NC

BERMAN - SIMNAS
LASDAISKY- DAMBAVA, LAZDIJAI
SHERSHEVSKY-BITTEN
SULKOWITCH-?


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania information on a place? #lithuania

spirit-images <spirit-images@...>
 

I am wondering what the best way is to get information on a place in
Lithuania. Especially the smaller places. I would like to find out
information on Dambava and Bittehnen. I know where they are on the map
but they are very small. Are there good reference books that might contain
information about what it is like there, or what it was like there in the
past? I take it that the chamber of Commerce's are not like the US where
you can write and get information sent to you.

Ava Sweeney - NC

BERMAN - SIMNAS
LASDAISKY- DAMBAVA, LAZDIJAI
SHERSHEVSKY-BITTEN
SULKOWITCH-?


Re: Acquisitions again #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Dear Roman I am in France at present but will take a look when I get back
home next week. Regards Arlene

At 22:29 20/02/01 -0500, you wrote:
Hi,
My name is Roman and I am researching my ancestors -Tunkel/Toonkel
family.
Is it possible to take a look in Business and Professional telephone
directory
for Riga for 1923/24 and check it for Tunkel/Toonkel?
You can visit my family tree site at:
http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf.
Please feel free to send a request for a personal user id and a
password.
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Roman Tunkel
Arlington, MA, USA
ronatuf@yahoo.com

http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf

Searching for
TUNKEL - TUNKIEL - TOONKEL WORLDWIDE and
TERUSHKIN or TORUSHKIN (appr.1850-1880)
NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920)
ERENBURG (appr. 1890-1930)
VOLKOV (appr.1900-1920)
RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)

*************************************************************************
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 13:44:11 +0100 Arlene Beare <arl@dircon.co.uk>
writes:
We are so lucky as I have just received a Business and Professional
telephone directory for Riga for 1923/24. The list is incomplete and
so we will have to wait for the other names.They go up to K.
I have also received a list of Doctor's names for Tallinn for 1922.
All we need now is willing hands to help with getting all the data
up on the web.
Constance is doing a sterling job as is Martha and a number of other
willing helpers but as you can see we need a large number. She does
have to organise and get the data together so if you have volunteered
and
not yet received any work be assured she will be sending it to you.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Acquisitions again #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Dear Roman I am in France at present but will take a look when I get back
home next week. Regards Arlene

At 22:29 20/02/01 -0500, you wrote:
Hi,
My name is Roman and I am researching my ancestors -Tunkel/Toonkel
family.
Is it possible to take a look in Business and Professional telephone
directory
for Riga for 1923/24 and check it for Tunkel/Toonkel?
You can visit my family tree site at:
http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf.
Please feel free to send a request for a personal user id and a
password.
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Roman Tunkel
Arlington, MA, USA
ronatuf@yahoo.com

http://www.geocities.com/ronatuf

Searching for
TUNKEL - TUNKIEL - TOONKEL WORLDWIDE and
TERUSHKIN or TORUSHKIN (appr.1850-1880)
NEMERZEL' (appr. 1880-1920)
ERENBURG (appr. 1890-1930)
VOLKOV (appr.1900-1920)
RABKIN (appr. 1900-1930)
FRID (appr. 1910-1940)

*************************************************************************
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 13:44:11 +0100 Arlene Beare <arl@dircon.co.uk>
writes:
We are so lucky as I have just received a Business and Professional
telephone directory for Riga for 1923/24. The list is incomplete and
so we will have to wait for the other names.They go up to K.
I have also received a list of Doctor's names for Tallinn for 1922.
All we need now is willing hands to help with getting all the data
up on the web.
Constance is doing a sterling job as is Martha and a number of other
willing helpers but as you can see we need a large number. She does
have to organise and get the data together so if you have volunteered
and
not yet received any work be assured she will be sending it to you.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG