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Converting dates from Jewish Calendar #galicia

Michael & Christine Garnaud <m-c@...>
 

Please could some few out there help me with this simple one?

Nisan 22nd. in 5684, would be what date in Poland in the Gregorian and/or
Julian calendars, I believe the year is 1844 ?

Thanks in advance.
Regards,

Michael Garnaud-Wolfensohn
Orpington, Kent UK

RESEARCHING:
Tarnopol ( Galicia, now Ukraine): WOLFENSOHN/WOLFSON ( Lemberg<1831,
Tarnopol >from 1831-1904), FEUERSTEIN- Tarnopol and ZARWANICA,
BROJDE-ZBARAZ, SEEMAN-Tarnopol, and HIRSCHHORN (Elias & Chaim Moses
(b.1887)-Tarnopol).
Odessa: WOLFENSOHN, FEUERSTEIN, FELDBLUM and MELAMED (1868-1900).


Is Shimel a form of Shimon? #general

Howard Zakai
 

Genners,
Quick & easy question. I have found a family on the
All-Lithuania-Database off the LitvakSIG, headed by a Shimel Mark. I take
it Shimel is a form of the name Shimon [who was my GGgf]?

TIA

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: A search of the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop> provides
answers to this question. Please reply to Howie Zakai privately.


HERSCU / SCHLESSINGER; Bucecea, Romania; 1888 #general

Herb Weisberg <Weisberg.1@...>
 

Success in finding a needle in the haystack: Using a clue >from Romanian
birth records that seemed to show my ggf Sam SCHLESSINGER as "Smil sin
Herscu," I finally found a record for him in the microfilmed Soundex St.
Albans index of border crossings >from Canada to the U.S. for 1895-1924.
He came in 1899 as "Schmie HERSCHKOWITZ" (or "Schmul HERSCOVICI"
according to the corresponding boat papers through Halifax) who was
"going to son I. SCHLESINGER in Minneapolis" (my gf)!!!

Remaining puzzle: Any suggestions as to how to locate entry papers for
my grandfather? He would have come >from Romania around 1888, which is
before Ellis Island records and before most databases currently on the
Internet. The 1895 Minnesota census hints he might have been gone to
another city for a year before going to Minneapolis. We can't guess if
he came as a Herscovici/Herschkowitz or as a Schlesinger, and he used
different first names (like Isidor and Julius).

We are also looking for "cousins" who would have been descendents of
Sam's brother: Duvid sin Herscu >from Bucecea, Romania or other
HERSCOVICI or HERSCOVITZ or HERSHKOWITZ families >from Bucecea.

Herb Weisberg
Columbus, OH
Weisberg.1@osu.edu


SCHULTZ, SCHWARTZ #general

GSEaston@...
 

Anyone researching a SCHULTZ family and a SCHWARTZ family >from Philadelphia?
Michael SCHULTZ married Ethel FELDMAN.

Jack or Jacob SCHWARTZ married Shirley KIRSCHNER. They divorced and he moved
to Minnesota.

Just a stab in the dark.

Glenn Easton


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Converting dates from Jewish Calendar #galicia

Michael & Christine Garnaud <m-c@...>
 

Please could some few out there help me with this simple one?

Nisan 22nd. in 5684, would be what date in Poland in the Gregorian and/or
Julian calendars, I believe the year is 1844 ?

Thanks in advance.
Regards,

Michael Garnaud-Wolfensohn
Orpington, Kent UK

RESEARCHING:
Tarnopol ( Galicia, now Ukraine): WOLFENSOHN/WOLFSON ( Lemberg<1831,
Tarnopol >from 1831-1904), FEUERSTEIN- Tarnopol and ZARWANICA,
BROJDE-ZBARAZ, SEEMAN-Tarnopol, and HIRSCHHORN (Elias & Chaim Moses
(b.1887)-Tarnopol).
Odessa: WOLFENSOHN, FEUERSTEIN, FELDBLUM and MELAMED (1868-1900).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is Shimel a form of Shimon? #general

Howard Zakai
 

Genners,
Quick & easy question. I have found a family on the
All-Lithuania-Database off the LitvakSIG, headed by a Shimel Mark. I take
it Shimel is a form of the name Shimon [who was my GGgf]?

TIA

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: A search of the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop> provides
answers to this question. Please reply to Howie Zakai privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HERSCU / SCHLESSINGER; Bucecea, Romania; 1888 #general

Herb Weisberg <Weisberg.1@...>
 

Success in finding a needle in the haystack: Using a clue >from Romanian
birth records that seemed to show my ggf Sam SCHLESSINGER as "Smil sin
Herscu," I finally found a record for him in the microfilmed Soundex St.
Albans index of border crossings >from Canada to the U.S. for 1895-1924.
He came in 1899 as "Schmie HERSCHKOWITZ" (or "Schmul HERSCOVICI"
according to the corresponding boat papers through Halifax) who was
"going to son I. SCHLESINGER in Minneapolis" (my gf)!!!

Remaining puzzle: Any suggestions as to how to locate entry papers for
my grandfather? He would have come >from Romania around 1888, which is
before Ellis Island records and before most databases currently on the
Internet. The 1895 Minnesota census hints he might have been gone to
another city for a year before going to Minneapolis. We can't guess if
he came as a Herscovici/Herschkowitz or as a Schlesinger, and he used
different first names (like Isidor and Julius).

We are also looking for "cousins" who would have been descendents of
Sam's brother: Duvid sin Herscu >from Bucecea, Romania or other
HERSCOVICI or HERSCOVITZ or HERSHKOWITZ families >from Bucecea.

Herb Weisberg
Columbus, OH
Weisberg.1@osu.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHULTZ, SCHWARTZ #general

GSEaston@...
 

Anyone researching a SCHULTZ family and a SCHWARTZ family >from Philadelphia?
Michael SCHULTZ married Ethel FELDMAN.

Jack or Jacob SCHWARTZ married Shirley KIRSCHNER. They divorced and he moved
to Minnesota.

Just a stab in the dark.

Glenn Easton


Zeroslolau ...? Where is that? #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I hope that someone can help me with the the name of a shtetl:

In the Ellis Island Database I found someone I was looking for,
and their birthplace was listed as

"Russia, Zeroslolau"!

I have checked
* JewishGen's Shtetlseeker,
* Belarus SIG's "Shtetls of Belarus"
* WOWW,
* and an atlas....

I have tried to imagine how it would have been pronounced in order
to be spelled this way, and then >from there tried to guess how it
would be spelled in Russian.

But I have not succeeded!

So any information or just a guess will be appreciated!

Best regards

--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Belarus SIG #Belarus Zeroslolau ...? Where is that? #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I hope that someone can help me with the the name of a shtetl:

In the Ellis Island Database I found someone I was looking for,
and their birthplace was listed as

"Russia, Zeroslolau"!

I have checked
* JewishGen's Shtetlseeker,
* Belarus SIG's "Shtetls of Belarus"
* WOWW,
* and an atlas....

I have tried to imagine how it would have been pronounced in order
to be spelled this way, and then >from there tried to guess how it
would be spelled in Russian.

But I have not succeeded!

So any information or just a guess will be appreciated!

Best regards

--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Treasure your family photos #galicia

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Steve Franklin" <sfranklin@erols.com> wrote:

<snip>|
It's tough. I have a whole box of photos >from my mother and other than
the people I recognize, the only ones I can identify are the ones that
have their names on the backs of the photos. Even if YOU know who
everybody is in your photos--write their names on the back in
pencil!!! Somebody down the line may not know who in the world they
are!
------------

I could not agree more, so in the past two years, I have bugged the heck out
of my parents, aunts, senior cousins, etc. I have really become a nudge
about going through boxes of old family photos and carefully identifying the
people, places, dates, etc. To help foster the need for preservation of
family photos, I am making an offer to restore photos for Jenners for
FREE!!!! Read on.........

A few months ago, while I was in Florida, I made an appointment with a
cousin who has a large collection of family photos. She is 100% Galician and
twice-related to me on the DEUTSCHER and KATZ (>from Rozniatow and Zuawno)
sides so ALL of her pictures were of interest. There were a lot of photos
were >from around 1910-15. Many of these were postcards photos taken in NY to
send to the remaining family in Galicia. We spent a wonderful 6 hours
pouring over boxes of photos - with the cassette recorder running on the
floor nearby, recording all of the stories that she told me, as she
identified the pictures. She was VERY nervous when I borrowed about 200
pictures to take home to copy and in some cases, restore, but when I return
them to her at the end of this month, I will be including some pictures that
I have restored - real treasures - her parents' wedding picture, a beautiful
baby picture of her, and a priceless picture of her with her father (he died
in 1945).

Even if you cannot do restoration......talk to the people who might be able
to identify the people in the photographs. Use the pictures as a vehicle for
gathering family stories, "bubbe misers," etc. Use a pencil to ID the
people, places and date AND DO NOT FORGET to encourage the owners of the
pictures to find a safe, cool, dry place for the pictures.

AN OFFER.... I will do my best to restore a treasured photograph in return
for a donation to JewishGen for the Rozniatow Yizkor Book Translation Fund.
I will return the original photo as you gave it to me and then I will give
you a CD with a file that you can have printed at your local photo shop or
on line. I can usually darken faded photos, remove marks and discoloration,
and in some cases - restore tears and wear-damage. Contact me privately to
make arrangements to get the photo to me.

Marlene Bishow
Potomac, MD USA
MLBISHOW@MINDSPRING.COM
Searching for
KATZ/DEUTSCHER: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER/KATZ/NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovich, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
GOLDSTEIN: Lithuania, Russia, Newtown,CT, NYC
SUNTOP: Paneveyhs, Lithuania, South Africa, Utica, NY
ZYLBERSTEJN/SILBERSTEIN/SILVERSTEIN: Plock, & Wyszograd, Poland,
Israel, Utica, NY
YARMISH, Lithuania, Russia


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Treasure your family photos #galicia

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Steve Franklin" <sfranklin@erols.com> wrote:

<snip>|
It's tough. I have a whole box of photos >from my mother and other than
the people I recognize, the only ones I can identify are the ones that
have their names on the backs of the photos. Even if YOU know who
everybody is in your photos--write their names on the back in
pencil!!! Somebody down the line may not know who in the world they
are!
------------

I could not agree more, so in the past two years, I have bugged the heck out
of my parents, aunts, senior cousins, etc. I have really become a nudge
about going through boxes of old family photos and carefully identifying the
people, places, dates, etc. To help foster the need for preservation of
family photos, I am making an offer to restore photos for Jenners for
FREE!!!! Read on.........

A few months ago, while I was in Florida, I made an appointment with a
cousin who has a large collection of family photos. She is 100% Galician and
twice-related to me on the DEUTSCHER and KATZ (>from Rozniatow and Zuawno)
sides so ALL of her pictures were of interest. There were a lot of photos
were >from around 1910-15. Many of these were postcards photos taken in NY to
send to the remaining family in Galicia. We spent a wonderful 6 hours
pouring over boxes of photos - with the cassette recorder running on the
floor nearby, recording all of the stories that she told me, as she
identified the pictures. She was VERY nervous when I borrowed about 200
pictures to take home to copy and in some cases, restore, but when I return
them to her at the end of this month, I will be including some pictures that
I have restored - real treasures - her parents' wedding picture, a beautiful
baby picture of her, and a priceless picture of her with her father (he died
in 1945).

Even if you cannot do restoration......talk to the people who might be able
to identify the people in the photographs. Use the pictures as a vehicle for
gathering family stories, "bubbe misers," etc. Use a pencil to ID the
people, places and date AND DO NOT FORGET to encourage the owners of the
pictures to find a safe, cool, dry place for the pictures.

AN OFFER.... I will do my best to restore a treasured photograph in return
for a donation to JewishGen for the Rozniatow Yizkor Book Translation Fund.
I will return the original photo as you gave it to me and then I will give
you a CD with a file that you can have printed at your local photo shop or
on line. I can usually darken faded photos, remove marks and discoloration,
and in some cases - restore tears and wear-damage. Contact me privately to
make arrangements to get the photo to me.

Marlene Bishow
Potomac, MD USA
MLBISHOW@MINDSPRING.COM
Searching for
KATZ/DEUTSCHER: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER/KATZ/NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovich, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
GOLDSTEIN: Lithuania, Russia, Newtown,CT, NYC
SUNTOP: Paneveyhs, Lithuania, South Africa, Utica, NY
ZYLBERSTEJN/SILBERSTEIN/SILVERSTEIN: Plock, & Wyszograd, Poland,
Israel, Utica, NY
YARMISH, Lithuania, Russia


TWO SPECIAL BOOKS #lithuania

Don and Sandy Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The JewishGen On-Line Shopping Mall keeps growing and growing. This week,
we've added two especially interesting items. Find both by visiting the
Mall at http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall. Once on, click on Browse
Mall, click on Books and select Genealogy How-To. Scroll down to;

Barbara Khait's new book, Discovering your Jewish Roots, published by
Heritage Quest.with back cover comments by JewishGen's V.P. for Operations,
Carol Skydell, is a step by step guide leading the newcomer to the resources providing the greatest help in a successful search for personal ancestry.

Carol writes:

"Barbara Krasner-Khait takes the reader by the hand and guides them through
the labyrinth of what's out there! The weaving in of personal stories,
documented by her own research convinces the reader that this is something
do-able. Without actually saying it, but demonstrating it, she lays to rest the often heard comment "There are no records.that place was wiped off the map."

This newly published book, is available both hardcover and softcover.
While you're in "Genealogy How-To," take a look at the twenty plus other
titles in that one category including this new title:

Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men 1917-1918. Few records are more complete than World War I draft registration cards. Frequently, they even include a physical description of their subject!! An often overlooked resource. If any of your ancestors took part in World War I, don't miss this one!

If you have any questions on these books please contact:
malladmin@jewishgen.org>

Thank you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, FL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania TWO SPECIAL BOOKS #lithuania

Don and Sandy Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The JewishGen On-Line Shopping Mall keeps growing and growing. This week,
we've added two especially interesting items. Find both by visiting the
Mall at http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall. Once on, click on Browse
Mall, click on Books and select Genealogy How-To. Scroll down to;

Barbara Khait's new book, Discovering your Jewish Roots, published by
Heritage Quest.with back cover comments by JewishGen's V.P. for Operations,
Carol Skydell, is a step by step guide leading the newcomer to the resources providing the greatest help in a successful search for personal ancestry.

Carol writes:

"Barbara Krasner-Khait takes the reader by the hand and guides them through
the labyrinth of what's out there! The weaving in of personal stories,
documented by her own research convinces the reader that this is something
do-able. Without actually saying it, but demonstrating it, she lays to rest the often heard comment "There are no records.that place was wiped off the map."

This newly published book, is available both hardcover and softcover.
While you're in "Genealogy How-To," take a look at the twenty plus other
titles in that one category including this new title:

Uncle, We Are Ready! Registering America's Men 1917-1918. Few records are more complete than World War I draft registration cards. Frequently, they even include a physical description of their subject!! An often overlooked resource. If any of your ancestors took part in World War I, don't miss this one!

If you have any questions on these books please contact:
malladmin@jewishgen.org>

Thank you.

Sandy and Don Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, FL


Siauliai Yizkor Book #lithuania

TomHennie@...
 

Dear Fellow Siauliai Researchers:

I am pleased to announce that a fund has been established for donations to
translate the Siauliai Yizkor Book Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorbn (So We Died) by Levi Shalit.

The book was written in Yiddish while Shalit was in a displaced person's camp and published in Munich in 1949.

To view the Table of Contents and the Index of the book which includes a

partial list of names go to the Yizkor Book Project home page at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>
and click on Siauliai, Lithuania and you will find Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorben.

You can contribute funds to this project though JewishGen at

<http://www.JewishGen.org/Jewishgen-erosity/Yizkor.trans.html>

To contribute by credit card use JewishGen's secure fundraiser page or mail a check or send a fax with a credit card number payable to JewishGen, Inc. If you wish to send your donation by mail or fax please print out the form >from the above website and sent it with your payment to ensure that your funds are placed in the account earmarked for this project.

If you wish to request that your funds be used to translate a specific
chapter please send me an email and I will attempt to honor your request.
Please do not send any chapter requests to JewishGen with your donation. Send these requests to me.

Thank you for helping to make an English translation of this important book a
reality.

Hennie Greenland
Scottsdale, AZ
TomHennie@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Siauliai Yizkor Book #lithuania

TomHennie@...
 

Dear Fellow Siauliai Researchers:

I am pleased to announce that a fund has been established for donations to
translate the Siauliai Yizkor Book Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorbn (So We Died) by Levi Shalit.

The book was written in Yiddish while Shalit was in a displaced person's camp and published in Munich in 1949.

To view the Table of Contents and the Index of the book which includes a

partial list of names go to the Yizkor Book Project home page at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>
and click on Siauliai, Lithuania and you will find Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorben.

You can contribute funds to this project though JewishGen at

<http://www.JewishGen.org/Jewishgen-erosity/Yizkor.trans.html>

To contribute by credit card use JewishGen's secure fundraiser page or mail a check or send a fax with a credit card number payable to JewishGen, Inc. If you wish to send your donation by mail or fax please print out the form >from the above website and sent it with your payment to ensure that your funds are placed in the account earmarked for this project.

If you wish to request that your funds be used to translate a specific
chapter please send me an email and I will attempt to honor your request.
Please do not send any chapter requests to JewishGen with your donation. Send these requests to me.

Thank you for helping to make an English translation of this important book a
reality.

Hennie Greenland
Scottsdale, AZ
TomHennie@aol.com


Re: Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe #lithuania

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

On the LITVAKSIG Digest for Saturday, August 11, 2001, message #3,
Solly Hoffman wrote :

I have visited Pokroi and was only able to see the Synagogue >from
the outside. >My Aunt Ethel Kaplan (91) (Hoffman) has described to
me the beautifull >decorations inside the Synagogue.
On the following website, one can see 14 different photos of that old
syngogue, outside and inside, which also shows the desolation inside
the building.

http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/ligum/history.htm

(scroll down to : "Jewish photos of Pakroy", then click on the 14
times "synagogue").
--
Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (French JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe #lithuania

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

On the LITVAKSIG Digest for Saturday, August 11, 2001, message #3,
Solly Hoffman wrote :

I have visited Pokroi and was only able to see the Synagogue >from
the outside. >My Aunt Ethel Kaplan (91) (Hoffman) has described to
me the beautifull >decorations inside the Synagogue.
On the following website, one can see 14 different photos of that old
syngogue, outside and inside, which also shows the desolation inside
the building.

http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/ligum/history.htm

(scroll down to : "Jewish photos of Pakroy", then click on the 14
times "synagogue").
--
Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (French JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Shtetl - Pumpenai #lithuania

tuis <tuis@...>
 

Pumpenai (Pompian) is sorely lacking >from Shtetl links.
Has anyone done any research on this Shtetl?
I have quite a bit of personal information but not enough
to put on a site.

If anyone else has researched this Shtetl and is interested
in having it on the web, please contact me.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
tuis@zahav.net.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Shtetl - Pumpenai #lithuania

tuis <tuis@...>
 

Pumpenai (Pompian) is sorely lacking >from Shtetl links.
Has anyone done any research on this Shtetl?
I have quite a bit of personal information but not enough
to put on a site.

If anyone else has researched this Shtetl and is interested
in having it on the web, please contact me.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
tuis@zahav.net.il