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Mysterious Postcard/ Also Sofia Bulgaria #belarus

Leah Watson <fam_wats@...>
 

My mother kept a photo postcard with a message >from Mordecai POZNIAK, at #5
Dumbrowski St., Pruzhany, dated 1924. It looks like a wedding photograph.
Any clues?
Own family came >from Shershev, Pruzhany: NITZBERG,KOZAK,
ZAZULYER/ZAZUER.

Also, family story has an orphaned brother of my maternal grandfather having
gone to Sofia, Bulgaria to avoid conscription WWI. Aaron NITZBERG's brother,
Shershev, Pruzhzny. Supposedly a cabinet maker. Any information pertaining
to these issues?
Leah Zazulyer (Watson)
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Mysterious Postcard/ Also Sofia Bulgaria #belarus

Leah Watson <fam_wats@...>
 

My mother kept a photo postcard with a message >from Mordecai POZNIAK, at #5
Dumbrowski St., Pruzhany, dated 1924. It looks like a wedding photograph.
Any clues?
Own family came >from Shershev, Pruzhany: NITZBERG,KOZAK,
ZAZULYER/ZAZUER.

Also, family story has an orphaned brother of my maternal grandfather having
gone to Sofia, Bulgaria to avoid conscription WWI. Aaron NITZBERG's brother,
Shershev, Pruzhzny. Supposedly a cabinet maker. Any information pertaining
to these issues?
Leah Zazulyer (Watson)
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surnames. A search of the JGFF gives you several people who are researching the
same name/town.


LIFF Family from the shtetl "Slobodka" in Belarus #belarus

Guy Elizur - Israel <GuyE@...>
 

I am looking for people who know the LIFF family >from the shtetl "Slobodka"
in Belarus on the road between Braslaw and Druysk.
The head of the family was Menachem-Mendel who married Zelda (former surname
: KOFTOLOWICKI). They had four sons (Louis , Scholem, Israel and other son
which I don't know his name) and three daughters (Chaske, Lipke and other
daughter which I don't know her name).
Israel LIFF (the youngest son) was married a women named Bejgel Frida from
the shtetl "Swiencian" and had three sons (Abhraham-Yichak, Shalom and
Mendel) and three daughters (Zelda-Mera, Rachel and Matle).

I'll appreciate any information.

Thanks

Guy Elitzur
Ra'anana Israel.
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Belarus SIG #Belarus LIFF Family from the shtetl "Slobodka" in Belarus #belarus

Guy Elizur - Israel <GuyE@...>
 

I am looking for people who know the LIFF family >from the shtetl "Slobodka"
in Belarus on the road between Braslaw and Druysk.
The head of the family was Menachem-Mendel who married Zelda (former surname
: KOFTOLOWICKI). They had four sons (Louis , Scholem, Israel and other son
which I don't know his name) and three daughters (Chaske, Lipke and other
daughter which I don't know her name).
Israel LIFF (the youngest son) was married a women named Bejgel Frida from
the shtetl "Swiencian" and had three sons (Abhraham-Yichak, Shalom and
Mendel) and three daughters (Zelda-Mera, Rachel and Matle).

I'll appreciate any information.

Thanks

Guy Elitzur
Ra'anana Israel.
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are researching the same names/towns. www.jewishgen.org/jgff


R' Shimshon Eliezer GOTTDIENER #rabbinic

Shlomo Katz <SKATZ@...>
 

R' Shimshon Eliezer GOTTDIENER was Rabbi of Tiszalok, Hungary. He
is mentioned in Shu"t Maharam Shick. He had a brother named Yisrael
Katz GOTTDIENER. Does anyone know anything else about R' Shimshon
Eliezer? Thank you.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring Maryland


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Shimshon Eliezer GOTTDIENER #rabbinic

Shlomo Katz <SKATZ@...>
 

R' Shimshon Eliezer GOTTDIENER was Rabbi of Tiszalok, Hungary. He
is mentioned in Shu"t Maharam Shick. He had a brother named Yisrael
Katz GOTTDIENER. Does anyone know anything else about R' Shimshon
Eliezer? Thank you.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring Maryland


GOLDBERG Rabbinic family in Radom #rabbinic

Zvi Halpern <ZHalpern@...>
 

Dear all,

My great-uncle wrote in his memoirs that his mother-in-law, my
great-grandmother, came of a long rabbinic line. I was just now
able to discover her name was Sura Chana GOLDBERG. I know there are
a lot of GOLDBERGS around, which will make this search difficult.
But does anybody know of rabbinic families named GOLDBERG in the
Radom area of Poland, where I could begin my search for my roots?

Thank you very much,

Zvi Halper


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic GOLDBERG Rabbinic family in Radom #rabbinic

Zvi Halpern <ZHalpern@...>
 

Dear all,

My great-uncle wrote in his memoirs that his mother-in-law, my
great-grandmother, came of a long rabbinic line. I was just now
able to discover her name was Sura Chana GOLDBERG. I know there are
a lot of GOLDBERGS around, which will make this search difficult.
But does anybody know of rabbinic families named GOLDBERG in the
Radom area of Poland, where I could begin my search for my roots?

Thank you very much,

Zvi Halper


Thank you - Old photographs and death certificate help #general

MIKE <grunt614@...>
 

Hello there everyone I would like to take this time in advance to thank
everyone for all there time and effort on my question concerning
restoration of a old MAZUR Family Photograph, and obtaining an address
for the Vital Office for my uncle Sol CANDIOTTE? CONDIOTTE Death
Certificate.

Thanks again everyone
Mike Broman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you - Old photographs and death certificate help #general

MIKE <grunt614@...>
 

Hello there everyone I would like to take this time in advance to thank
everyone for all there time and effort on my question concerning
restoration of a old MAZUR Family Photograph, and obtaining an address
for the Vital Office for my uncle Sol CANDIOTTE? CONDIOTTE Death
Certificate.

Thanks again everyone
Mike Broman


Update and Request for Help for Rodeph Shalom mohel records #germany

Janet Akaha <akaha@...>
 

If anyone out there can assist me with the hebrew translation of
about 70 mohel/circumcision records for Rodeph Shalom Congregation in
Philadelphia please contact me.

I am trying to finish up a database for Jewishgen that I started over two years
ago. I have encountered some problems that have hampered me >from finishing up,
but the work is 99% done and I would love to finish it.

***** PLEASE contact me if you can help. ******* <akaha@sbcglobal.net>

Of the 1200 records, I only need circumcision dates and the name of significant
holidays that were taking place on the day of circumcision for these last few.

Also-

Although I have been a member of this forum for quite a while, I
haven't written this group for a very long time. I have a large
database on Jewishgen, which I haven't updated in a very long time.

I thought it was about time that I offer information about my
research interests, since I have quite a bit of new information.

Although most of my interest lies in Early American Jewish immigrants
to the US, you my update includes the birthplace of the earliest known
individual in each line. Most of these birthplaces are in Bavaria or
Hesse-Darmstadt.

Janet Billstein Akaha Salinas, CA <akaha@sbcglobal.net>

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we are researching. If you want to have Ms. Akaha's list please request a copy
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German SIG #Germany Update and Request for Help for Rodeph Shalom mohel records #germany

Janet Akaha <akaha@...>
 

If anyone out there can assist me with the hebrew translation of
about 70 mohel/circumcision records for Rodeph Shalom Congregation in
Philadelphia please contact me.

I am trying to finish up a database for Jewishgen that I started over two years
ago. I have encountered some problems that have hampered me >from finishing up,
but the work is 99% done and I would love to finish it.

***** PLEASE contact me if you can help. ******* <akaha@sbcglobal.net>

Of the 1200 records, I only need circumcision dates and the name of significant
holidays that were taking place on the day of circumcision for these last few.

Also-

Although I have been a member of this forum for quite a while, I
haven't written this group for a very long time. I have a large
database on Jewishgen, which I haven't updated in a very long time.

I thought it was about time that I offer information about my
research interests, since I have quite a bit of new information.

Although most of my interest lies in Early American Jewish immigrants
to the US, you my update includes the birthplace of the earliest known
individual in each line. Most of these birthplaces are in Bavaria or
Hesse-Darmstadt.

Janet Billstein Akaha Salinas, CA <akaha@sbcglobal.net>

[MODERATOR NOTE: A long and rather garbled "Researching List" was deleted from
this message. The JGFF offers anyone in the world the chance to find out whom
we are researching. If you want to have Ms. Akaha's list please request a copy
by private email to: <akaha@sbcglobal.net>

A previous edition of her list can be found by searching our archives for "Akaha"


Re: The Kohen sign- Thank you #general

Marx, Jonathan Schreiner <John@...>
 

Dear Genners:

Thanks for the replies. I would like to hear of more family names that are
established Kohenim. I think that would be vital for the database and for
any search of the forum archives. >from the replies I got, I see all were
happy to clarify how some who were Kohens got other names and how some who
weren't got the Kohen names. Such stories are incredibly relevent to distant
relatives piercing together their heritage.

I see only one misunderstood. We don't need to comment along those lines
since it will be off genealogy.

Cheers,

Jonathan Schreiner Marx
Elk Grove, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Kohen sign- Thank you #general

Marx, Jonathan Schreiner <John@...>
 

Dear Genners:

Thanks for the replies. I would like to hear of more family names that are
established Kohenim. I think that would be vital for the database and for
any search of the forum archives. >from the replies I got, I see all were
happy to clarify how some who were Kohens got other names and how some who
weren't got the Kohen names. Such stories are incredibly relevent to distant
relatives piercing together their heritage.

I see only one misunderstood. We don't need to comment along those lines
since it will be off genealogy.

Cheers,

Jonathan Schreiner Marx
Elk Grove, CA


May 2004 Visit to Bihor County Romania-Part I #romania

FbandJd@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

Thank you to all of the JewishGen members who helped make our first visit to
Hungary and Romania a success.

After three weeks of touring Hungary my husband and I took the Intercity Train
from the Keleti Train Station leaving Budapest and arriving in Debrecen.
It is an express train, took only 2 hours and 40 minutes and we were able to have
reserved seats. I would suggest buying the tickets at the train station and not in
the US because it's 3x cheaper in Hungary.

At the Debrecen train station we were met by our Romanian guide and driver who
then drove across the border to Bihor County, Romania [formerly Bihar, Hungary].
There is a one hour time change >from Hungary to Romania--one hour greater in
Romania. This should be taken into consideration if someone >from Romania is
meeting you in Hungary [ or the other way around].

After several years of research it was determined that the entire maternal side
of my family lived in Bihar County >from about 1810 to 1910. Before that they lived
in NagyKaroly/Carei and Tasnad. Our planned project was to visit the villages and
cemeteries where my grandparents and great-grandparents were born.

Part II I will discuss the cemeteries in Ermihalyfalva/Valea lui Mihai,
Kobolkut/Cubulcut, Szalard/Salard,Bihar/Biharia and the orthodox cemeteries in
Nagyvarad/Oradea. We have complete digital pictures of all of the stones in the
small Jewish cemeteries of Cubulcut, Salard and Biharia and I have lists of names
that were not written in Hebrew.If anyone is interested I will be happy to answer
any questions you might have.

Best Regards,
Fran Meng
Walnut Creek, CA

Researching: GOTTLIEB,GLUCK,BREUER,GRUNSTEIN, NEUFELD, LINDENFELD,KRAUS,DEUTS,TISCHLER >from Bihar/Bihor County.
MODERATOR NOTE: Please consider JewishGen's JOWBR database for your cemetery
information. www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for instructions.


Romania SIG #Romania May 2004 Visit to Bihor County Romania-Part I #romania

FbandJd@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

Thank you to all of the JewishGen members who helped make our first visit to
Hungary and Romania a success.

After three weeks of touring Hungary my husband and I took the Intercity Train
from the Keleti Train Station leaving Budapest and arriving in Debrecen.
It is an express train, took only 2 hours and 40 minutes and we were able to have
reserved seats. I would suggest buying the tickets at the train station and not in
the US because it's 3x cheaper in Hungary.

At the Debrecen train station we were met by our Romanian guide and driver who
then drove across the border to Bihor County, Romania [formerly Bihar, Hungary].
There is a one hour time change >from Hungary to Romania--one hour greater in
Romania. This should be taken into consideration if someone >from Romania is
meeting you in Hungary [ or the other way around].

After several years of research it was determined that the entire maternal side
of my family lived in Bihar County >from about 1810 to 1910. Before that they lived
in NagyKaroly/Carei and Tasnad. Our planned project was to visit the villages and
cemeteries where my grandparents and great-grandparents were born.

Part II I will discuss the cemeteries in Ermihalyfalva/Valea lui Mihai,
Kobolkut/Cubulcut, Szalard/Salard,Bihar/Biharia and the orthodox cemeteries in
Nagyvarad/Oradea. We have complete digital pictures of all of the stones in the
small Jewish cemeteries of Cubulcut, Salard and Biharia and I have lists of names
that were not written in Hebrew.If anyone is interested I will be happy to answer
any questions you might have.

Best Regards,
Fran Meng
Walnut Creek, CA

Researching: GOTTLIEB,GLUCK,BREUER,GRUNSTEIN, NEUFELD, LINDENFELD,KRAUS,DEUTS,TISCHLER >from Bihar/Bihor County.
MODERATOR NOTE: Please consider JewishGen's JOWBR database for your cemetery
information. www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for instructions.


August meeting of the JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be having its next
meeting on Sunday, August 8th. We will be discussing "Hitting a Brick
Wall", a question and answer session. Afterward, we will watch the
movie "The Sweetest Sound". The main meeting starts at 2PM and is held
at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is
located at 401 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is
201-569-7900.

"The Sweest Sound": Award-winning independent filmmaker Alan Berliner
(Intimate Stranger, The Family Album) takes a humorous and touching look
at the way that names shape identity. Tracking the lives of several
other men who share his name--including a celebrity photographer, an
Ohio lawyer, and a Seattle social worker--Berliner deftly explores the
relationship between one's moniker and the way it shapes identity. In
addition, the filmmaker touches upon the history of names, stopping at
Ellis Island for some fascinating information.

There will be no 12:30 schmooze session this month.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

*** Upcoming meetings ***
September 12: Linda Cantor and Lucille Gudis will speak about their
trip to Ukraine.

*** Membership ***
January marked the beginning of our new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2003, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to submit questions to our 'ask the
experts' column of our newsletter, "The Gatherers". In addition,
members can borrow selected books and tapes >from our 400 book library.
Please start your membership by mailing a tax deductible check for $20
($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Or if you wish to pay by credit card, please go to
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/, and click on "Membership information".
***

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the
growing pastime of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country
and collecting records of our family, some of them hundreds of years
old. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County is one of over 70
member organizations of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen August meeting of the JGS of Bergen County, New Jersey #general

Edward Rosenbaum <erosenbaum@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County will be having its next
meeting on Sunday, August 8th. We will be discussing "Hitting a Brick
Wall", a question and answer session. Afterward, we will watch the
movie "The Sweetest Sound". The main meeting starts at 2PM and is held
at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The JCC of the Palisades is
located at 401 East Clinton Avenue in Tenafly. Their phone number is
201-569-7900.

"The Sweest Sound": Award-winning independent filmmaker Alan Berliner
(Intimate Stranger, The Family Album) takes a humorous and touching look
at the way that names shape identity. Tracking the lives of several
other men who share his name--including a celebrity photographer, an
Ohio lawyer, and a Seattle social worker--Berliner deftly explores the
relationship between one's moniker and the way it shapes identity. In
addition, the filmmaker touches upon the history of names, stopping at
Ellis Island for some fascinating information.

There will be no 12:30 schmooze session this month.

If you need directions, go to our homepage at
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/

*** Upcoming meetings ***
September 12: Linda Cantor and Lucille Gudis will speak about their
trip to Ukraine.

*** Membership ***
January marked the beginning of our new membership year. If you are not
already a member for 2003, please consider joining. If you have been a
member in the past, please renew your membership. Membership in the JGS
of Bergen County entitles you to submit questions to our 'ask the
experts' column of our newsletter, "The Gatherers". In addition,
members can borrow selected books and tapes >from our 400 book library.
Please start your membership by mailing a tax deductible check for $20
($25 for couples) to

JGS of Bergen County
c/o Edward Rosenbaum
135 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Or if you wish to pay by credit card, please go to
http://erosenbaum.netfirms.com/jgsbc/, and click on "Membership information".
***

Sincerely,
Edward L. Rosenbaum
JGS of Bergen County, NJ

About the JGS of Bergen county

We are an organization of Jewish genealogists who are enjoying the
growing pastime of tracing our families' roots back to the Old Country
and collecting records of our family, some of them hundreds of years
old. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Bergen County is one of over 70
member organizations of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


GORDON-FRIEDMAN-FRIEDSON family photos (also GREENBERG and LEWIS) #lithuania

Paul Gordon <flash@...>
 

I've posted a number of old family photos on my web site, and I'm asking for
help in identifying some of the people in them.

One set has members of my grandfather's GORDON-FRIEDMAN-FRIEDSON family.
Most of the photos were taken in New York >from the 1920s-1950s. The
pictures belonged to my grandparents Harry and Betty GORDON, who lived in
the Bronx during that time.

Harry's father was Louis (Elisha) GORDON(OVICH), the son of Bendet
GORDON(OVICH) and Sarah FRIEDSON. Louis was born in the 1870s in Soll in
Vilna Gubernia; this is modern-day Soly, Belarus. Louis had two brothers in
New York: Henry and Sam.

Harry's mother was Anna/Alta (Chava Leah) FRIEDMAN, daughter of Leib
FRIEDMAN. I think that Anna was born in the 1870s in Srednik, near Kovno,
and had FRIEDMAN and FRIEDSON relatives >from the nearby town of Jonava.

Louis and Anna had a number of relatives in New York whose connection to the
family I haven't been able to figure out. Some of them may be in these
photos. Such relatives include:

Herman J. LEWIS (born in Russia in 1880s, son of Abraham) and his wife Sarah
GREENBERG (born in Russia in 1890s, daughter of Samuel and Fannie). Herman
and Sarah had three children who were born >from 1917-1926: Albert (a
rabbi), David, and Florence.

Edward GREENBERG (born in NYC in 1890s, son of Samuel and Jenny) and his
wife Bess. Edward and Bess's children were Beverly and Bobby. Edward's
siblings were Sidney, Jacob, Henry, Irving, and Leon.

Brothers Edward, Samuel, and Louis FRIEDMAN, all born in Jonava in the
1860s-1870s. They were the children of Abram FRIEDMAN (aka FRIEDSON) and
Zwia GINZBERG.

Morris GREENBERG (born in Russia in the 1870s-1880s, son of David and Dora)
and his wife Blanche. Their children Miriam (GOODFRIEND), Alfred, and
Charles (GREEN) were all born between 1917-1926.

Please take a look at these photos at www.zzapp.org/flash/family/gordon. If
you recognize anyone, please contact me.

And to see photos >from other branches of my family, go to
www.zzapp.org/flash/family.

Thanks.

Paul Gordon
Silver Spring, MD
USA
JGFF researcher # 5319

Researching (all in Lithuania unless stated otherwise):

DVINATSKY and DVINOYTAS - Jurbarkas
FRIEDLAND - Ariogala
FRIEDMAN - Seredzius and Jonava
FRIEDSON - Soly (Belarus) and Jonava
GORDON and GORDONOVICH - Soly (Belarus) and Vilna area
MARKOVICH - Ariogala

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania GORDON-FRIEDMAN-FRIEDSON family photos (also GREENBERG and LEWIS) #lithuania

Paul Gordon <flash@...>
 

I've posted a number of old family photos on my web site, and I'm asking for
help in identifying some of the people in them.

One set has members of my grandfather's GORDON-FRIEDMAN-FRIEDSON family.
Most of the photos were taken in New York >from the 1920s-1950s. The
pictures belonged to my grandparents Harry and Betty GORDON, who lived in
the Bronx during that time.

Harry's father was Louis (Elisha) GORDON(OVICH), the son of Bendet
GORDON(OVICH) and Sarah FRIEDSON. Louis was born in the 1870s in Soll in
Vilna Gubernia; this is modern-day Soly, Belarus. Louis had two brothers in
New York: Henry and Sam.

Harry's mother was Anna/Alta (Chava Leah) FRIEDMAN, daughter of Leib
FRIEDMAN. I think that Anna was born in the 1870s in Srednik, near Kovno,
and had FRIEDMAN and FRIEDSON relatives >from the nearby town of Jonava.

Louis and Anna had a number of relatives in New York whose connection to the
family I haven't been able to figure out. Some of them may be in these
photos. Such relatives include:

Herman J. LEWIS (born in Russia in 1880s, son of Abraham) and his wife Sarah
GREENBERG (born in Russia in 1890s, daughter of Samuel and Fannie). Herman
and Sarah had three children who were born >from 1917-1926: Albert (a
rabbi), David, and Florence.

Edward GREENBERG (born in NYC in 1890s, son of Samuel and Jenny) and his
wife Bess. Edward and Bess's children were Beverly and Bobby. Edward's
siblings were Sidney, Jacob, Henry, Irving, and Leon.

Brothers Edward, Samuel, and Louis FRIEDMAN, all born in Jonava in the
1860s-1870s. They were the children of Abram FRIEDMAN (aka FRIEDSON) and
Zwia GINZBERG.

Morris GREENBERG (born in Russia in the 1870s-1880s, son of David and Dora)
and his wife Blanche. Their children Miriam (GOODFRIEND), Alfred, and
Charles (GREEN) were all born between 1917-1926.

Please take a look at these photos at www.zzapp.org/flash/family/gordon. If
you recognize anyone, please contact me.

And to see photos >from other branches of my family, go to
www.zzapp.org/flash/family.

Thanks.

Paul Gordon
Silver Spring, MD
USA
JGFF researcher # 5319

Researching (all in Lithuania unless stated otherwise):

DVINATSKY and DVINOYTAS - Jurbarkas
FRIEDLAND - Ariogala
FRIEDMAN - Seredzius and Jonava
FRIEDSON - Soly (Belarus) and Jonava
GORDON and GORDONOVICH - Soly (Belarus) and Vilna area
MARKOVICH - Ariogala

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.