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Re: Ellis Island REearch #lithuania

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

"1) Is there a way to look at all the names of persons who sailed on a
certain ship on a certain date?
2) Is there a listing of all the ships that sailed to Ellis Island or any
other method to confirm that information regarding a ship arrival on
naturalization papers is indeed accurate?"

Sure, look at the manifest, and you will see all the passengers on that ship
on that date; you can usually do that at the EIDB. You can get a listing on
microfilm of all the ships that sailed into New York >from the FHL or
NARA-but what that will tell you I don't know.

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Ellis Island REearch #lithuania

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

"1) Is there a way to look at all the names of persons who sailed on a
certain ship on a certain date?
2) Is there a listing of all the ships that sailed to Ellis Island or any
other method to confirm that information regarding a ship arrival on
naturalization papers is indeed accurate?"

Sure, look at the manifest, and you will see all the passengers on that ship
on that date; you can usually do that at the EIDB. You can get a listing on
microfilm of all the ships that sailed into New York >from the FHL or
NARA-but what that will tell you I don't know.

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY


Re: Donations to SIGs and Jewishgen #belarus

jeanne4_98nospam@yahoo.com <jeanne4_98@...>
 

I have read with interest the comments about the need to donate money.
Obviously all the SIGs and Jewishgen itself need money to operate. The
SIGs and JewishGen run on both money and volunteerism. BOTH are needed
to continue accumulating and disseminating this wonderful body of
knowledge.

I have been offended more than once by well-meaning but boorish people
who have written me personally to suggest that I donate money when I've
recounted some small success due at least in part to what I've learned
here. I am also offended that some SIGs don't want donations of less
than $100. Some of us can't afford to give that much at once. Why
aren't smaller donations welcome?

In my own case, I "retired" some twenty years early due to a chronic
illness. I didn't have the time I expected to build a retirement nest
egg. My means are small, but my heart is big and I have the time to
donate when I am well enough. No doubt I am not the only one.

It seems to me that if we all donate what we can--both monetarily and
otherwise--that this project will continue to flourish. And may I
suggest that it is most improper for anyone to write another personally
to tell that that person to donate money at a particular time.

Thanks for letting me have my say.

=====
PLEASE NOTE: I have modified my "reply to" address in an effort to avoid automated spam. If you wish to reply to me, use the following address: jeanne4_98 at yahoo.com.

Barbara Sloan
New Haven, CT

Searching SLATAS/ZLATIS/SLATIS, SANCTON/SANKTIN/SENKTIN, SLONIMSKY/SLONIMSKI, PASSIN, WEINGER/WENGER--Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG welcomes all contributions, both $36 for yearly membership as well as other contributions to the General Fund. Because of the cost of acquiring and translating records for the All Lithuania Database (ALD, $100 is the qualifying contribution to a District Research Group that will enable a researcher to obtain Excel files of translated records >from that district in advance of the translations being submitted to the ALD.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Donations to SIGs and Jewishgen #lithuania

jeanne4_98nospam@yahoo.com <jeanne4_98@...>
 

I have read with interest the comments about the need to donate money.
Obviously all the SIGs and Jewishgen itself need money to operate. The
SIGs and JewishGen run on both money and volunteerism. BOTH are needed
to continue accumulating and disseminating this wonderful body of
knowledge.

I have been offended more than once by well-meaning but boorish people
who have written me personally to suggest that I donate money when I've
recounted some small success due at least in part to what I've learned
here. I am also offended that some SIGs don't want donations of less
than $100. Some of us can't afford to give that much at once. Why
aren't smaller donations welcome?

In my own case, I "retired" some twenty years early due to a chronic
illness. I didn't have the time I expected to build a retirement nest
egg. My means are small, but my heart is big and I have the time to
donate when I am well enough. No doubt I am not the only one.

It seems to me that if we all donate what we can--both monetarily and
otherwise--that this project will continue to flourish. And may I
suggest that it is most improper for anyone to write another personally
to tell that that person to donate money at a particular time.

Thanks for letting me have my say.

=====
PLEASE NOTE: I have modified my "reply to" address in an effort to avoid automated spam. If you wish to reply to me, use the following address: jeanne4_98 at yahoo.com.

Barbara Sloan
New Haven, CT

Searching SLATAS/ZLATIS/SLATIS, SANCTON/SANKTIN/SENKTIN, SLONIMSKY/SLONIMSKI, PASSIN, WEINGER/WENGER--Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG welcomes all contributions, both $36 for yearly membership as well as other contributions to the General Fund. Because of the cost of acquiring and translating records for the All Lithuania Database (ALD, $100 is the qualifying contribution to a District Research Group that will enable a researcher to obtain Excel files of translated records >from that district in advance of the translations being submitted to the ALD.


The Video - "Uncle Chazkel" #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

During the Toronto Conference, the video 'Uncle Chazkel' was shown. It is an
excellent film and several individuals were wondering how to purchase a copy.
I made an inquiry and came up with the following for those who may be
interested.

If you would like to purchase videos, you can do so by calling Film
Australia directly on 02 9413 8634 or via email on sales@filmaust.com.au.

If you have any questions about the film please direct them to
sales@filmaust.com.au and not to me personally.

Howard Margol


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Video - "Uncle Chazkel" #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

During the Toronto Conference, the video 'Uncle Chazkel' was shown. It is an
excellent film and several individuals were wondering how to purchase a copy.
I made an inquiry and came up with the following for those who may be
interested.

If you would like to purchase videos, you can do so by calling Film
Australia directly on 02 9413 8634 or via email on sales@filmaust.com.au.

If you have any questions about the film please direct them to
sales@filmaust.com.au and not to me personally.

Howard Margol


Files for Novogrudok District Records - Closed after Sept. 15 #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I have just been notified that access to records for Novogrudok District
will be closed for a long time after September 15, 2002. The archive
frequently closes portions of their holdings to do preservation and
restoration. After they are finished, the records are again made available.

The following shtetls are impacted:

Novogrudok
Vsyelub
Gorodishchye
Dyelyatichi
Yeremichi
Koryelichi
Kroshin
Lyubcha
Mir
Nyegnyevichi
Novaya Mysh
Polonka
Snov
Stvolovichi
Turets
Tsyrin
Baranovichi/Razvodovo

As most of you know, I do not recommend researchers. When a researcher fails
to find your family records in the archives because they just aren't there
and you get negative report >from a researcher, I don't want to hear the
complaints. That being said, one of the researchers who I have personally
used is offering to do research prior to Sept. 15 for the shtetls listed
above. Time is of the essence as there is less then a month left before the
records will be closed.

If you want to get something about your families >from these places you must
contact the researcher ASAP.

Here are his terms:
Maximum of USD 175 if he reconstructs the family tree down to the mid XVIII.
There is a basic charge of USD 75, which is part of the above amount, which
must be paid if the researcher finds nothing and sends a negative report. If
you want two surnames researched the maximum charge is USD 220, 3 surnames
will be USD 260.

I have no other information other then what I have noted above. All
arrangements, payments, questions, etc., are between you and the researcher
in Minsk <minskhist@yahoo.com>.

This message is posted as a service to members. I have no financial
interest and this should be considered a one time announcement of a
genealogical service as allowed by JewishGen guidelines.

Dave

--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Files for Novogrudok District Records - Closed after Sept. 15 #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I have just been notified that access to records for Novogrudok District
will be closed for a long time after September 15, 2002. The archive
frequently closes portions of their holdings to do preservation and
restoration. After they are finished, the records are again made available.

The following shtetls are impacted:

Novogrudok
Vsyelub
Gorodishchye
Dyelyatichi
Yeremichi
Koryelichi
Kroshin
Lyubcha
Mir
Nyegnyevichi
Novaya Mysh
Polonka
Snov
Stvolovichi
Turets
Tsyrin
Baranovichi/Razvodovo

As most of you know, I do not recommend researchers. When a researcher fails
to find your family records in the archives because they just aren't there
and you get negative report >from a researcher, I don't want to hear the
complaints. That being said, one of the researchers who I have personally
used is offering to do research prior to Sept. 15 for the shtetls listed
above. Time is of the essence as there is less then a month left before the
records will be closed.

If you want to get something about your families >from these places you must
contact the researcher ASAP.

Here are his terms:
Maximum of USD 175 if he reconstructs the family tree down to the mid XVIII.
There is a basic charge of USD 75, which is part of the above amount, which
must be paid if the researcher finds nothing and sends a negative report. If
you want two surnames researched the maximum charge is USD 220, 3 surnames
will be USD 260.

I have no other information other then what I have noted above. All
arrangements, payments, questions, etc., are between you and the researcher
in Minsk <minskhist@yahoo.com>.

This message is posted as a service to members. I have no financial
interest and this should be considered a one time announcement of a
genealogical service as allowed by JewishGen guidelines.

Dave

--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Sharkovschinna/Sharkovschizna, Vilna Giberna YISKOR book(s) and Jerry Kliot whereabouts? #belarus

KKirshner@...
 

Searching for Jerry Kliot who was translating the
Sharkovshinna/Sharkovschizna Yiskor Book (Note this is in the Disna region of
Belarus now, was considered White Russia and Litvak. Glebokoye/Glebokie is
the largest nearby town and Vilnius/Vilna the closest city to the West of
border with Lithuania and Vitebsk to the North is further.) I last posted a
message to Jewishgen about this in 1996, according to an archive that my
newly found cousin Josie Barnett has dug up and inquired about.....
Could someone tell us where to find the translated yiskor book now and is it
online and where? What became of and where is Jerry Kliot reachable?

Re: CHIDEKEL/CHEDEKEL/ KHIDEKEL of Sharkovshinna/Sharkovschizna and Skuntiki
Others in family >from that area include LEVIN (formerly LURIA - several
rabbinical brothers who changed name), SINGER (rabbinical, also of
Vilnius/Vilna)
Also BERMAN, MUNIC/MUNIK pf Sharkovschinna.
Others as well. Those most relevant.
Other lines: FRANK(rabbinical), BARON (rabbinical), KIRSHNER/KERZNER (et
al.), WOLFBERG/WOLBERG are of Mittau Riga, Latvia, Luoke/Luknik and Vilki and
Kovna in Lithuania.
K. Kirshner
Please contact me with info: kkirshner@aol.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Sharkovschinna/Sharkovschizna, Vilna Giberna YISKOR book(s) and Jerry Kliot whereabouts? #belarus

KKirshner@...
 

Searching for Jerry Kliot who was translating the
Sharkovshinna/Sharkovschizna Yiskor Book (Note this is in the Disna region of
Belarus now, was considered White Russia and Litvak. Glebokoye/Glebokie is
the largest nearby town and Vilnius/Vilna the closest city to the West of
border with Lithuania and Vitebsk to the North is further.) I last posted a
message to Jewishgen about this in 1996, according to an archive that my
newly found cousin Josie Barnett has dug up and inquired about.....
Could someone tell us where to find the translated yiskor book now and is it
online and where? What became of and where is Jerry Kliot reachable?

Re: CHIDEKEL/CHEDEKEL/ KHIDEKEL of Sharkovshinna/Sharkovschizna and Skuntiki
Others in family >from that area include LEVIN (formerly LURIA - several
rabbinical brothers who changed name), SINGER (rabbinical, also of
Vilnius/Vilna)
Also BERMAN, MUNIC/MUNIK pf Sharkovschinna.
Others as well. Those most relevant.
Other lines: FRANK(rabbinical), BARON (rabbinical), KIRSHNER/KERZNER (et
al.), WOLFBERG/WOLBERG are of Mittau Riga, Latvia, Luoke/Luknik and Vilki and
Kovna in Lithuania.
K. Kirshner
Please contact me with info: kkirshner@aol.com


Toronto feedback and future conferences #belarus

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I fully support the comments of Allen Katz and others regarding the
availability in some form of meetings and talks to those unable to
attend.

There are lots of genealogists in the southern hemisphere too - we'd
love to be able to attend and not be excluded by the tyranny of distance
(and cost) every year.

To all those who help the Belarus SIG 'tick over' - special thanks. It
is greatly appreciated.

Shana Tova.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia


Belarus SIG #Belarus Toronto feedback and future conferences #belarus

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I fully support the comments of Allen Katz and others regarding the
availability in some form of meetings and talks to those unable to
attend.

There are lots of genealogists in the southern hemisphere too - we'd
love to be able to attend and not be excluded by the tyranny of distance
(and cost) every year.

To all those who help the Belarus SIG 'tick over' - special thanks. It
is greatly appreciated.

Shana Tova.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia


Re: JAFFE/KOOK/LITVINOV Connection #rabbinic

shalom fuchs <shalomfuchs@...>
 

On 2002.08.19, Irwin Gordon <Yashad@aol.com> wrote in part:

I was told by my father's uncles and aunts that the BARISHANSKYS
were related in some way to HaRav Avrohom-Yitzchok HaKohen KOOK
(1864- 1935), Eretz Yisroel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi.
[...]
Recently, I wrote and sent off two letters regarding this
matter-one to his great-grandson, Rabbi Nachum HaKohen KOOK of
Ramat-Gan [...]
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen KOOK was grandson of the sister
of Rabbi Gimpel YAFFE >from Ruzhany. Rabbi Gimpel YAFFE came to
Palestine when he was old, and lived in the Moshava of Yahud. Of
course, the YAFFE family is the family of the Levush.

Rabbi Nachum KOOK >from Ramat Gan is *not* a grandson of Rabbi A.Y.
KOOK, but a grandson of his brother's, Rabbi Dov Hacohen KOOK. I
don't know about living grandsons of Rabbi A.Y. KOOK, since the
murder of Rabbi Shlomo Raanan HY"D, in Hebron, about 3 years ago.

I am related to the KOOK family through Rabbi Nachum KOOK's mother
(Rachel KOOK nee MANDELBAUM), wife of Rabbi Rafael HaCohen, Rabbi
of Tiberias.

Shalom Fuchs
Jerusalem 91364


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: JAFFE/KOOK/LITVINOV Connection #rabbinic

shalom fuchs <shalomfuchs@...>
 

On 2002.08.19, Irwin Gordon <Yashad@aol.com> wrote in part:

I was told by my father's uncles and aunts that the BARISHANSKYS
were related in some way to HaRav Avrohom-Yitzchok HaKohen KOOK
(1864- 1935), Eretz Yisroel's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi.
[...]
Recently, I wrote and sent off two letters regarding this
matter-one to his great-grandson, Rabbi Nachum HaKohen KOOK of
Ramat-Gan [...]
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen KOOK was grandson of the sister
of Rabbi Gimpel YAFFE >from Ruzhany. Rabbi Gimpel YAFFE came to
Palestine when he was old, and lived in the Moshava of Yahud. Of
course, the YAFFE family is the family of the Levush.

Rabbi Nachum KOOK >from Ramat Gan is *not* a grandson of Rabbi A.Y.
KOOK, but a grandson of his brother's, Rabbi Dov Hacohen KOOK. I
don't know about living grandsons of Rabbi A.Y. KOOK, since the
murder of Rabbi Shlomo Raanan HY"D, in Hebron, about 3 years ago.

I am related to the KOOK family through Rabbi Nachum KOOK's mother
(Rachel KOOK nee MANDELBAUM), wife of Rabbi Rafael HaCohen, Rabbi
of Tiberias.

Shalom Fuchs
Jerusalem 91364


Searching for Hoffman-Swinburn Records #general

Yendor62@...
 

Hello Genners,
After more than a year of searching in vain for Ellis Island records of
my grandmother and her first child, the manifest that had been
unavailable has now been opened. My grandmother, Feige Leah Abelovitz
(listed on the records as Fedge Abelovitz) and her young daughter Rochel
(aged 36 months or 3 years, six months - mistakenly listed as 36 years),
arrived at Ellis Island on the Kroonland on April 12, 1906. The mother
was admitted, but the child was listed as *Died in Hospital*. The
manifest does not indicate which hospital. I would like to find the
records for Hoffman Island and Swinburn Island, so that I can discover
more about my little aunt. I have read the Rafael Guber article, *When
Genealogists Read History, Part 2* (Ancestry Magazine, May/June 1997).
If he or anyone else who has additional info about these two islands would
contact me, perhaps I could find out where Rochel is buried, or if she was
cremated. Searches are also being made of the three cemeteries where
most of those who died in hospital were apparently buried.
Thanks in advance to all.
Toby RODNEY
apex, NC
yendor62@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Hoffman-Swinburn Records #general

Yendor62@...
 

Hello Genners,
After more than a year of searching in vain for Ellis Island records of
my grandmother and her first child, the manifest that had been
unavailable has now been opened. My grandmother, Feige Leah Abelovitz
(listed on the records as Fedge Abelovitz) and her young daughter Rochel
(aged 36 months or 3 years, six months - mistakenly listed as 36 years),
arrived at Ellis Island on the Kroonland on April 12, 1906. The mother
was admitted, but the child was listed as *Died in Hospital*. The
manifest does not indicate which hospital. I would like to find the
records for Hoffman Island and Swinburn Island, so that I can discover
more about my little aunt. I have read the Rafael Guber article, *When
Genealogists Read History, Part 2* (Ancestry Magazine, May/June 1997).
If he or anyone else who has additional info about these two islands would
contact me, perhaps I could find out where Rochel is buried, or if she was
cremated. Searches are also being made of the three cemeteries where
most of those who died in hospital were apparently buried.
Thanks in advance to all.
Toby RODNEY
apex, NC
yendor62@aol.com


Locating Alison Greengard #general

MMBegun@...
 

My recent attempt to email Alison Greengard was returned with a "user
unknown" error message.

Alison -- if you're out there with a new email address, please contact me
regarding research in Miedzyrzec Podlaski.

Thank you. Mila Begun in New York.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating Alison Greengard #general

MMBegun@...
 

My recent attempt to email Alison Greengard was returned with a "user
unknown" error message.

Alison -- if you're out there with a new email address, please contact me
regarding research in Miedzyrzec Podlaski.

Thank you. Mila Begun in New York.


Our Ukraine SIG Challenge!! #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Dear Wonderful Members!

I'm so proud of our Ukraine SIG. Your response to my plea for contributions
to JewishGen was immediate & overwhelming. The donations are still coming
in. Without these funds to back up new projects that are in the works,
JewishGen will be be unable to upload the databases for your use.

So now .... here's the challenge! We're one of the largest active SIGs, &
I'd like to see us emerge as leaders & examples. This is our chance to show
that we're ALL givers - whether we donate $5 or $500!! Every bit counts. If
you've already made your contribution, you're already a leader. If you've
been waiting, this is the time for you to step forward.

** Let's be the first SIG whose membership gives 100%.
(For those who are also on other SIGs, your name will "already be counted" &
put on the donor list as a JG philanthropist. <g> ) Just think about what we
can start once we get this ball rolling. When we've each done our bit, we
can challenge the other SIGs to match our magnanimity ... AND alleviate our
budget problem!

Forget the popular soda pop entreaty ;-)
- instead, "Take the Ukraine SIG JewishGen Challenge"!!!!!!
We're all in this together, & I have a lot of faith in our SIG. Can we make
it 100% participation by the end of this week?! Put your hearts into your
pocketbooks & let's show our "sibling" SIGs what wholehearted giving is all
about. WE CAN DO IT FOLKS!

Cheers to all of you,
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@shaw.ca


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Our Ukraine SIG Challenge!! #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

Dear Wonderful Members!

I'm so proud of our Ukraine SIG. Your response to my plea for contributions
to JewishGen was immediate & overwhelming. The donations are still coming
in. Without these funds to back up new projects that are in the works,
JewishGen will be be unable to upload the databases for your use.

So now .... here's the challenge! We're one of the largest active SIGs, &
I'd like to see us emerge as leaders & examples. This is our chance to show
that we're ALL givers - whether we donate $5 or $500!! Every bit counts. If
you've already made your contribution, you're already a leader. If you've
been waiting, this is the time for you to step forward.

** Let's be the first SIG whose membership gives 100%.
(For those who are also on other SIGs, your name will "already be counted" &
put on the donor list as a JG philanthropist. <g> ) Just think about what we
can start once we get this ball rolling. When we've each done our bit, we
can challenge the other SIGs to match our magnanimity ... AND alleviate our
budget problem!

Forget the popular soda pop entreaty ;-)
- instead, "Take the Ukraine SIG JewishGen Challenge"!!!!!!
We're all in this together, & I have a lot of faith in our SIG. Can we make
it 100% participation by the end of this week?! Put your hearts into your
pocketbooks & let's show our "sibling" SIGs what wholehearted giving is all
about. WE CAN DO IT FOLKS!

Cheers to all of you,
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@shaw.ca