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Birth Year Mistakes #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

My grandmother and my family always said she was born in 1900 in Canada. I
think this was an issue of vanity, since she was actually born in 1899 in
Russia. I think I remember hearing that she didn't want to say she was born
in the 19th century and in Russia. What's a year here or there?! In her
case she was 3 or 4 years old when she came to Canada with her family: a
minor fib......

David Goldman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth Year Mistakes #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

My grandmother and my family always said she was born in 1900 in Canada. I
think this was an issue of vanity, since she was actually born in 1899 in
Russia. I think I remember hearing that she didn't want to say she was born
in the 19th century and in Russia. What's a year here or there?! In her
case she was 3 or 4 years old when she came to Canada with her family: a
minor fib......

David Goldman


Re: Given name Eber #general

Mike Markovich <markovic@...>
 

jjg613@aol.com (JJG613) wrote:

I recently encountered this name in the JRI-Poland database on the index
to a record of a possible relative. I've never seen it before. What
other names is Eber "related" to? Is it a diminutive or version of
Abraham?

Eber is the g-g-g-g-grandfather of Abraham. The term Hebrew traditionaly
means the descendants of Eber.

In modern critical theory, the brief mention of Eber and his people is
sometimes seen as another version of the Abraham legend, and thus the name
Eber may be a diminutive of Abraham.

Mike Markovich
Austin TX
markovic@io.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name Eber #general

Mike Markovich <markovic@...>
 

jjg613@aol.com (JJG613) wrote:

I recently encountered this name in the JRI-Poland database on the index
to a record of a possible relative. I've never seen it before. What
other names is Eber "related" to? Is it a diminutive or version of
Abraham?

Eber is the g-g-g-g-grandfather of Abraham. The term Hebrew traditionaly
means the descendants of Eber.

In modern critical theory, the brief mention of Eber and his people is
sometimes seen as another version of the Abraham legend, and thus the name
Eber may be a diminutive of Abraham.

Mike Markovich
Austin TX
markovic@io.com


Searching for COOPERMAN #general

Mike Cooperman <cooperman@...>
 

My name is Michael COOPERMAN, and my paternal grandfather Albert came from
Lodz, Poland.

Any other Coopermans out there with links to Lodz?

Any replies are appreciated.

Sincerely,

Mike Cooperman
cooperman@mindspring.com

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for COOPERMAN #general

Mike Cooperman <cooperman@...>
 

My name is Michael COOPERMAN, and my paternal grandfather Albert came from
Lodz, Poland.

Any other Coopermans out there with links to Lodz?

Any replies are appreciated.

Sincerely,

Mike Cooperman
cooperman@mindspring.com

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Lookups, please, anywhere: FRENSDORF, FRENSDORFF or FRENSDORFER #general

MBernet@...
 

I would greatly appreciate lookups in local/national directories for the
names FRENSDORF, FRENSDORFF or FRENSDORFER. It is a relatively rare name.
They would almost certainly be family. I have no current contact with any
members of this branch of my family.

They originate >from the Bamberg area of Germany; some are known to have
lived in Hanover, Hamburg and Frankfurt in the 19th century.

TIA

Michael Bernet, New York

seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET, BERNERTH etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth; JONDORF, Bavaria
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Aron married Babette GOLDSCHMIDT ca 1860 in Frankfurt;
WOLF, Sali, b. Fkfrt, d. Rotterrdam 1941/2; WOLF, GOLDSCHMIDT, Wurzburg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookups, please, anywhere: FRENSDORF, FRENSDORFF or FRENSDORFER #general

MBernet@...
 

I would greatly appreciate lookups in local/national directories for the
names FRENSDORF, FRENSDORFF or FRENSDORFER. It is a relatively rare name.
They would almost certainly be family. I have no current contact with any
members of this branch of my family.

They originate >from the Bamberg area of Germany; some are known to have
lived in Hanover, Hamburg and Frankfurt in the 19th century.

TIA

Michael Bernet, New York

seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET, BERNERTH etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth; JONDORF, Bavaria
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Aron married Babette GOLDSCHMIDT ca 1860 in Frankfurt;
WOLF, Sali, b. Fkfrt, d. Rotterrdam 1941/2; WOLF, GOLDSCHMIDT, Wurzburg


Flaum Genealogy #general

Theo Flaum, D.O. <tflaum@...>
 

Any information on Flaum genealogy would be greatly appreciated. Please
email to: tflaum@ncmc.edu

Thanks,

Theo Flaum

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Flaum Genealogy #general

Theo Flaum, D.O. <tflaum@...>
 

Any information on Flaum genealogy would be greatly appreciated. Please
email to: tflaum@ncmc.edu

Thanks,

Theo Flaum

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By the way, JGFF has several entries on the name FLAUM.


Re: Gorodische #belarus

gayle riley <key2pst@...>
 

The family history lib. has indexs which are easy to use, by date..Remember they were not
required so not everyone got them...They do tell alot about the person and are wonderful

Gayle Riley
<key2pst@pacbell.net>

Lynne Foster <Winnie71@aol.com> wrote:
Could you please tell me how you went about obtaining your relative's
passport? Please e-mail me at Winnie71@aol.com thanks,
MODERATOR NOTE: I believe Gayle is referencing the Mormon (LDS) Family
History Libraries (FHL).


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Gorodische #belarus

gayle riley <key2pst@...>
 

The family history lib. has indexs which are easy to use, by date..Remember they were not
required so not everyone got them...They do tell alot about the person and are wonderful

Gayle Riley
<key2pst@pacbell.net>

Lynne Foster <Winnie71@aol.com> wrote:
Could you please tell me how you went about obtaining your relative's
passport? Please e-mail me at Winnie71@aol.com thanks,
MODERATOR NOTE: I believe Gayle is referencing the Mormon (LDS) Family
History Libraries (FHL).


Re: Jascha Heifitz #belarus

Marvin Lederman <vonalum@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marvin Lederman <vonalum@worldnet.att.net>
To: belarus@lyris.jewis <belarus@lyris.jewis>
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 1:47 PM
Subject: Jascha Heifitz


My g-g grandmother's married name was Heifitz and lived in Lahkva which
is a short distance >from Pinsk. It may be wishful thinking but, family
rumor was that we also are related to the great violinist. No real
connection has ever been established but, I welcome any information that
could lead to one.

Marvin Lederman
vonalum@worldnet.att.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Jascha Heifitz #belarus

Marvin Lederman <vonalum@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marvin Lederman <vonalum@worldnet.att.net>
To: belarus@lyris.jewis <belarus@lyris.jewis>
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 1:47 PM
Subject: Jascha Heifitz


My g-g grandmother's married name was Heifitz and lived in Lahkva which
is a short distance >from Pinsk. It may be wishful thinking but, family
rumor was that we also are related to the great violinist. No real
connection has ever been established but, I welcome any information that
could lead to one.

Marvin Lederman
vonalum@worldnet.att.net


Re: Origin of Name 'Kadin'? #lithuania

Alan Kadin <kadin@...>
 

Dear Mr. Cassell,

Thank you for responding so quickly.

I used ShtetlSeeker, and found a reference to a town formerly known as
Kaiden, now known as Dzyarzhynsk, which is 23 miles SW of Minsk, in
Belarus. This is somewhat closer to the place in SE Belarus (Chechersk)
that my grandfather seems to have come from. So perhaps this Kaiden,
rather than Keidan, might be the origin of the name 'Kadin'. I'll try to
pursue this further.

Alan Kadin

The best resource to check would be Alexander Beider's encyclopedic guide
to Jewish surnames in the Russian empire. I can't recall the precise name,
but it's not far >from that. It was published three or four years ago, and
can probably be found via your local public library.

In point of fact, there was at least one other community with a name that
sounded like Keidan. I believe it was in Belarus, and may have been
transliterated as Kadan. I think there's a passing reference to it in my
grandfather's history of Keidan on the website. You could also check the
JewshGen "Shtetl Seeker" or "Family Finder" databases for more clues to
your family name.

Good luck

Andrew Cassel


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania RE: Origin of Name 'Kadin'? #lithuania

Alan Kadin <kadin@...>
 

Dear Mr. Cassell,

Thank you for responding so quickly.

I used ShtetlSeeker, and found a reference to a town formerly known as
Kaiden, now known as Dzyarzhynsk, which is 23 miles SW of Minsk, in
Belarus. This is somewhat closer to the place in SE Belarus (Chechersk)
that my grandfather seems to have come from. So perhaps this Kaiden,
rather than Keidan, might be the origin of the name 'Kadin'. I'll try to
pursue this further.

Alan Kadin

The best resource to check would be Alexander Beider's encyclopedic guide
to Jewish surnames in the Russian empire. I can't recall the precise name,
but it's not far >from that. It was published three or four years ago, and
can probably be found via your local public library.

In point of fact, there was at least one other community with a name that
sounded like Keidan. I believe it was in Belarus, and may have been
transliterated as Kadan. I think there's a passing reference to it in my
grandfather's history of Keidan on the website. You could also check the
JewshGen "Shtetl Seeker" or "Family Finder" databases for more clues to
your family name.

Good luck

Andrew Cassel


Information re: NEUSTADT (MISTAUTAI?) in Kovno Guberniya #lithuania

Matt Singer <msinger@...>
 

I am searching for information regarding the village of NEUSTADT (now
MISTAUTAI acording the the Jewishgen shtetl-seeker) in Kovno Guberniya.
I am especially interested in the ethnic/cultural make up of the town.
According to my family's oral history, my great-great-grandfather Simon
SINGER were born and raised in "Germany"; my grandfather, David SINGER,
however, emigrated >from NEUSTADT, Lithuania, to Middletown,
Pennsylvania, c. 1890 No further explanation regarding this unlikely
immigration pattern has been passed down. One hypothesis: perhaps
NEUSTADT (as its name would indicate) was culturally German (possible,
since East Prusia extended across what is now northern Poland and into
extreme western Lithuania during much of the 19th century).

I would, at any rate, be grateful for any information or thoughts. Thank
you!

P.S. I reside in Philadelphia, and a good number of my SINGER family
members still live in Central PA.

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Information re: NEUSTADT (MISTAUTAI?) in Kovno Guberniya #lithuania

Matt Singer <msinger@...>
 

I am searching for information regarding the village of NEUSTADT (now
MISTAUTAI acording the the Jewishgen shtetl-seeker) in Kovno Guberniya.
I am especially interested in the ethnic/cultural make up of the town.
According to my family's oral history, my great-great-grandfather Simon
SINGER were born and raised in "Germany"; my grandfather, David SINGER,
however, emigrated >from NEUSTADT, Lithuania, to Middletown,
Pennsylvania, c. 1890 No further explanation regarding this unlikely
immigration pattern has been passed down. One hypothesis: perhaps
NEUSTADT (as its name would indicate) was culturally German (possible,
since East Prusia extended across what is now northern Poland and into
extreme western Lithuania during much of the 19th century).

I would, at any rate, be grateful for any information or thoughts. Thank
you!

P.S. I reside in Philadelphia, and a good number of my SINGER family
members still live in Central PA.

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Lithuanian Holocaust Names Project #lithuania

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

This announcement describes:

*A Letter to Litvaks about this project
*A fact sheet relating to the project
*The progress of the project
*The formation of the THE LITHUANIAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
(KEREN ZIKARON LEYAHADUT LITA) in Israel



*LITHUANIAN NAMES PROJECT - A letter to Litvaks, February 1999.
Note: The full text of this letter is on The Lithuanian Names Project
Web Site http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/lithnames.htm

Remembering Lithuanian Shoah Victims: A Research Project

A large project started in November 1997, namely, to collect as many
names as possible of victims of the Lithuanian Holocaust (1941-1945).
The goal is to publish a Memorial book; preserving the memory of the
names of the martyrs for generations to come. It is of utmost
importance to prevent the victims >from being forgotten.

No comprehensive record exists of the names and details of Lithuanian
Jews who were murdered.

The methodology and research resources are described. The main sources
of information are at Yad Vashem, the USHMM, the Vilna Gaon Jewish state
Museum and >from privately submitted names.

A name submission form is attached to the web site. This is a further
appeal for submissions of family names.

The database is outlined, and privacy and copyright guidelines are
described.

Go to the Lithuanian Names Project Web Site
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/lithnames.htm for further details.

*Progress:

To date (February 1999) approximately 90,000 names have been collected.
A searchable database has been constructed and entry of individual names
and where possible families continues daily.
Many archival and library resources have been investigated, both in
Lithuania and in the rest of the world. Many relevant contacts have been
made in various institutions.
A number of unusual archival resources have been investigated.
An initial list of six thousand names was given to Yad Vashem (at their
request) for matching against Swiss Bank records.
Approximately 40 press references to the project have been published.

*THE LITHUANIAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION (KEREN ZIKARON LEYAHADUT LITA) has
been registered as an Amuta (charitable foundation) in Israel.

The objectives are (broadly) to facilitate research, collect and
publish information relating to the Holocaust in Lithuania.

The initial board is:

Rose Lerer Cohen M.A., Holocaust researcher.

Sol Ganor. Author of "Light Two Candles" and other works. Board Member
Yad Vashem.

Joseph Harmatz. Director-General emeritus World Ort, Director General
emeritus and comptroller Israeli Ort. Author of "Beyond the Wings".

Prof. Bernard Lerer. Prof. Experimental Psychiatry, Hebrew University
Jerusalem.


Prof. Dov Levin. Head, Oral History, Department of Contemporary History,
Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Author of "Pinkas HaKehilot Lita".

Rachel Levin. Secretary and Archivist, Association of Lithuanian Jews in
Israel.

Advocate Joseph Melamed. Chairman, Association of Lithuanian Jews in
Israel. Board Member, Centre of Organisations of Holocaust Survivors in
Israel.

*Website.
A website attached to Litvak SIG webpage has been constructed by
webmaster Trevor Tucker.

This consists of :

A letter to Litvaks
A factsheet
A name submission form
Multiple links relating to the Lithuanian Holocaust
References (books and journals) relating to the Lithuanian Holocaust.

See:
Ten Facts about the Lithuanian Holocaust
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/10facts.htm

Dr Saul Issroff (<saul@swico.demon.co.uk>London),
Rose Lerer Cohen (<roseron@shani.net> Jerusalem)


Re: Kinnuim #lithuania

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

Dear LitvakSIG:
Berko It appears to be kinnuim for Dov, but does it also include
Dovid/David?
Dovid or David is a separate name >from Dov, which means "bear" -- which is
why Ber, Berel and Berko are kinnuim.

By the way, Berkowitz, Berenson & some even think Bernstein are all derivatives.

Marion H. Bernstein
San Antonio, TX
hlb@texas.net