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Rabbi Kalman Garber from Lithuania #lithuania

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

I am trying to locate any information on a Rabbi
Kalman Garber. He lived in Lithuania in the middle of
the 19th century. Any information would be
appreciated. Please respond privately.

Meir Yohanah,
U.S.A.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Rabbi Kalman Garber from Lithuania #lithuania

meir yohanah
 

Dear Group,

I am trying to locate any information on a Rabbi
Kalman Garber. He lived in Lithuania in the middle of
the 19th century. Any information would be
appreciated. Please respond privately.

Meir Yohanah,
U.S.A.


New member introduction #poland

Greg Stone <gstone@...>
 

Greetings,

I'm at the very beginning of genealogical research into my father's
family.

My great-grandfather Morris (Maurie) Hirsh Stone (Stein) lists his
birthplace as Bialystok, Russia on February 8, 1850. He lists his
father, my great-great-grandfather, as Gershin (Gerchin?) Lieb Stein.

Morris Stone's wife, Minnie's maiden name is listed as Katz, born
Bialystok, Russia on October 15, 1852 or in January 1855. Her father
is listed as Dov Lieb.

Morris & Minnie Stone (Stein) had one son, Benjamin who was born in
Russia in May 1875 and are relocated in St. Louis, Missouri, USA where
I live, before the next son, Gerchin, was born in February 1877.

I list this information just in case someone on list already has a
connection to and information about them.

I'm gratified to find this list and to see how much information is
actually available that could pertain to my search.

Thanks.

Greg Stone


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland New member introduction #poland

Greg Stone <gstone@...>
 

Greetings,

I'm at the very beginning of genealogical research into my father's
family.

My great-grandfather Morris (Maurie) Hirsh Stone (Stein) lists his
birthplace as Bialystok, Russia on February 8, 1850. He lists his
father, my great-great-grandfather, as Gershin (Gerchin?) Lieb Stein.

Morris Stone's wife, Minnie's maiden name is listed as Katz, born
Bialystok, Russia on October 15, 1852 or in January 1855. Her father
is listed as Dov Lieb.

Morris & Minnie Stone (Stein) had one son, Benjamin who was born in
Russia in May 1875 and are relocated in St. Louis, Missouri, USA where
I live, before the next son, Gerchin, was born in February 1877.

I list this information just in case someone on list already has a
connection to and information about them.

I'm gratified to find this list and to see how much information is
actually available that could pertain to my search.

Thanks.

Greg Stone


KRACAUER in Israel #belarus

RJGlazer@...
 

My Mother's aunt, (or great-aunt) Michleh, emigrated >from Belarus
(probably near Bobruisk) to Israel in the first half of the 20th
century and married a person whose last name
was Kracauer (or Kracawer). She then lived in Pardess Hanna.

Does anyone have any information about this family?

Richard Glazer, P.O. Box #1113, Alpine, NJ 07620
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please.


Belarus SIG #Belarus KRACAUER in Israel #belarus

RJGlazer@...
 

My Mother's aunt, (or great-aunt) Michleh, emigrated >from Belarus
(probably near Bobruisk) to Israel in the first half of the 20th
century and married a person whose last name
was Kracauer (or Kracawer). She then lived in Pardess Hanna.

Does anyone have any information about this family?

Richard Glazer, P.O. Box #1113, Alpine, NJ 07620
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please.


Gdansk/Danzig question #poland

Terri <terrib@...>
 

Hello, I have a relative who died in Danzig/Gdansk around 1926-1935. Can
someone tell me if Danzig/Gdansk records for 1926-1935 would be located
with Polish records, Ukrainian records, German records, etc.

Thanks,

Tom Erribe


JRI Poland #Poland Gdansk/Danzig question #poland

Terri <terrib@...>
 

Hello, I have a relative who died in Danzig/Gdansk around 1926-1935. Can
someone tell me if Danzig/Gdansk records for 1926-1935 would be located
with Polish records, Ukrainian records, German records, etc.

Thanks,

Tom Erribe


Political and social conditions in Galicia #galicia

Aryeh (K.) Wanderman <kwander@...>
 

In response to the question of Michael B. Griffith about political and
social conditions in Galicia:

You can find good descriptions of the social, political and religious
conditions in late 19th century and early 20th century Galicia in the
translation I have made of the book "There Once Was a Shtetl Ropczyce". The
descriptions in the book are primarily about that Shtetl but are very
characteritic of Jewish life in Galicia as a whole during those years. Most
of the book has been translated already, and can be read on the Yizkor Book
Project of the JewishGen site. You will find it at:

http://www2.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ropczyce/Ropczyce.html

Aryeh Wanderman
Jerusalem


Rabbi Fink of Buenos Aires and Haifa #galicia

Avrohom Krauss <krauss@...>
 

Does anyone have information about a Rabbi FINK who was the Rabbi of Buenos
Aires and later moved to Haifa, Israel? He or his son is Rabbi Yaakov FINK.
I am looking for this family, as it is connected to the GOTTFRIED family of
PRZEMYSL.
Any information would be welcome. Thank you.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Political and social conditions in Galicia #galicia

Aryeh (K.) Wanderman <kwander@...>
 

In response to the question of Michael B. Griffith about political and
social conditions in Galicia:

You can find good descriptions of the social, political and religious
conditions in late 19th century and early 20th century Galicia in the
translation I have made of the book "There Once Was a Shtetl Ropczyce". The
descriptions in the book are primarily about that Shtetl but are very
characteritic of Jewish life in Galicia as a whole during those years. Most
of the book has been translated already, and can be read on the Yizkor Book
Project of the JewishGen site. You will find it at:

http://www2.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ropczyce/Ropczyce.html

Aryeh Wanderman
Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rabbi Fink of Buenos Aires and Haifa #galicia

Avrohom Krauss <krauss@...>
 

Does anyone have information about a Rabbi FINK who was the Rabbi of Buenos
Aires and later moved to Haifa, Israel? He or his son is Rabbi Yaakov FINK.
I am looking for this family, as it is connected to the GOTTFRIED family of
PRZEMYSL.
Any information would be welcome. Thank you.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


Re: PRONIN and INDUCH/YENDICK #belarus

Leonid Zeliger <leonidze@...>
 

Just one remark about the name Indik/Yendik/Induch. If the name is
from east European area its meaning should be rather "turkey" which is
"indiuk" in Russian, "indek or indik" in Yiddish.


--
Leonid Zeliger
Jerusalem
leonidze@gmail.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: PRONIN and INDUCH/YENDICK #belarus

Leonid Zeliger <leonidze@...>
 

Just one remark about the name Indik/Yendik/Induch. If the name is
from east European area its meaning should be rather "turkey" which is
"indiuk" in Russian, "indek or indik" in Yiddish.


--
Leonid Zeliger
Jerusalem
leonidze@gmail.com


Re: Restrictions on Jewish Marriage - "Matrikel" #germany

MBernet@...
 

3/14/2005 t.duke.cohan@rcn.com writes:

"Permission to marry was so precious that in one case in my
family, legend has it that a relative was given a widow's
"right to marry" (I believe it's called a Matrikel) in return
for taking care of her financially for the rest of her life!"

==Not at all uncommon. If there was no son to inherit the Schutzbrief
(Letter of Protection) it would usually be passed on to a son or son-in-law who
would be expected to take on the family obligations that (legally? customarily?)
were associated with the owner of the Schutzbrief.

==A Matrikel (>from the Latin for register) was the record of a survey list
of Jews in a community. Usually it refers to the list of surnames adopted by
Jews in the roughly 1800-1830 period. It listed residence, parents, offspring,
real estate, net worth, state of health, trade or profession, etc. It usually
listed the Schutzbrief of each family with its serial number. The Matrikel
may have served as reference of status or familial relationship but did not
in itself bestow rights to marriage or residence.

Michael Bernet, New York mbernet@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Re: Restrictions on Jewish Marriage - "Matrikel" #germany

MBernet@...
 

3/14/2005 t.duke.cohan@rcn.com writes:

"Permission to marry was so precious that in one case in my
family, legend has it that a relative was given a widow's
"right to marry" (I believe it's called a Matrikel) in return
for taking care of her financially for the rest of her life!"

==Not at all uncommon. If there was no son to inherit the Schutzbrief
(Letter of Protection) it would usually be passed on to a son or son-in-law who
would be expected to take on the family obligations that (legally? customarily?)
were associated with the owner of the Schutzbrief.

==A Matrikel (>from the Latin for register) was the record of a survey list
of Jews in a community. Usually it refers to the list of surnames adopted by
Jews in the roughly 1800-1830 period. It listed residence, parents, offspring,
real estate, net worth, state of health, trade or profession, etc. It usually
listed the Schutzbrief of each family with its serial number. The Matrikel
may have served as reference of status or familial relationship but did not
in itself bestow rights to marriage or residence.

Michael Bernet, New York mbernet@aol.com


JGSLA-March Meeting-"Role of the Family Historian" & STRAUS Historical Socitey #germany

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be holding our next
meeting on: Monday, March 21, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

PROGRAM: "The Role of the Family Historian: How Social History Can
Complement Genealogical Research"

SPEAKER:  Joan Adler, Executive Director, Straus Historical Society

Joan Adler doesn't have a single STRAUS in her own family tree, yet she has
rescued documents, identified relatives, published newsletters, organized
reunions, lobbied the U.S. government, and helped document the film
"Titanic" on behalf of the Strauses - one of America's most prominent Jewish
families. She will share the story of the Straus family and how a small ad
in the New York Times led her to her role as Straus Family Historian. She
will illustrate her talk with a beautiful 3 foot by 4 foot family tree and
with family photographs.

Ms. Adler will share her strategies for collecting materials and for
obtaining information - even when family members claim they have no more to
give. She writes a newsletter, which she considers one of her most important
research tools.  She will explain how writing conveys "social history" by
placing the story of our ancestors' lives into the social, economic and
political context of their times, and how you can enhance the picture of
your family by putting their vital record information into a similar context.

Examples of the Straus Historical Society Newsletter and other family
newsletters written by JGSLA members will be on display.

Their website is: http://www.straushistoricalsociety.org

(Some of the surnames associated with her research, besides STRAUS, are:
Maas, Altschuler, Lazurus, Weiss, Roos and Tager, and the cities involved
are: Otterberg, Pforzheim and Mannheim, Germany.)

JGSLA meetings are free-of-charge and open to guests. Contact me for directions
and other details.

Pamela Weisberger 1st V.P. Programs Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
pweisberger@hotmail.com pamela@jgsla.org


German SIG #Germany JGSLA-March Meeting-"Role of the Family Historian" & STRAUS Historical Socitey #germany

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will be holding our next
meeting on: Monday, March 21, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

PROGRAM: "The Role of the Family Historian: How Social History Can
Complement Genealogical Research"

SPEAKER:  Joan Adler, Executive Director, Straus Historical Society

Joan Adler doesn't have a single STRAUS in her own family tree, yet she has
rescued documents, identified relatives, published newsletters, organized
reunions, lobbied the U.S. government, and helped document the film
"Titanic" on behalf of the Strauses - one of America's most prominent Jewish
families. She will share the story of the Straus family and how a small ad
in the New York Times led her to her role as Straus Family Historian. She
will illustrate her talk with a beautiful 3 foot by 4 foot family tree and
with family photographs.

Ms. Adler will share her strategies for collecting materials and for
obtaining information - even when family members claim they have no more to
give. She writes a newsletter, which she considers one of her most important
research tools.  She will explain how writing conveys "social history" by
placing the story of our ancestors' lives into the social, economic and
political context of their times, and how you can enhance the picture of
your family by putting their vital record information into a similar context.

Examples of the Straus Historical Society Newsletter and other family
newsletters written by JGSLA members will be on display.

Their website is: http://www.straushistoricalsociety.org

(Some of the surnames associated with her research, besides STRAUS, are:
Maas, Altschuler, Lazurus, Weiss, Roos and Tager, and the cities involved
are: Otterberg, Pforzheim and Mannheim, Germany.)

JGSLA meetings are free-of-charge and open to guests. Contact me for directions
and other details.

Pamela Weisberger 1st V.P. Programs Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
pweisberger@hotmail.com pamela@jgsla.org


INTRO - researching BAER from near Zurich, Switzerland #germany

Buzaitis and Petersen <bubbeleh@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined this group, as well as the Czech-Austria group, the Litvak
group and the Scandanavian group. My own ancestors are Czech and Danish; my
partner's are Lithuanian and Polish, and I am joining this group to help a
friend >from Switzerland who is looking into family rumors she has heard
concerning her background.

I have been doing genealogy research for 7 years and hold a Certificate in
Genealogy and Family History >from the University of Washington in Seattle,
Washington, USA. I have personally conducted family research in the
archives of the Czech Republic. However, I consider myself to be a novice
in doing German/Swiss Jewish Genealogy research.

I live in Seattle, Washington, USA. My native language is English and I also know
some Czech and German, and have access to someone who knows Lithuanian. I consider
myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using the Internet is
also intermediate.

My primary research goal now is to find out whether there were Jews with
the surname BAER who lived in the Zurich and Argau areas of northeastern
Switzerland. Although my friend is nominally a protestant, the family story is
that they were originally Jews who came to that area of Switzerland >from Poland.

Any guidance you can give on how to access this type of information for
Switzerland is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Dena (Simacek-Svajgr) Petersen Seattle, Washington, USA bubbeleh@seanet.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching BAER from near Zurich, Switzerland #germany

Buzaitis and Petersen <bubbeleh@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined this group, as well as the Czech-Austria group, the Litvak
group and the Scandanavian group. My own ancestors are Czech and Danish; my
partner's are Lithuanian and Polish, and I am joining this group to help a
friend >from Switzerland who is looking into family rumors she has heard
concerning her background.

I have been doing genealogy research for 7 years and hold a Certificate in
Genealogy and Family History >from the University of Washington in Seattle,
Washington, USA. I have personally conducted family research in the
archives of the Czech Republic. However, I consider myself to be a novice
in doing German/Swiss Jewish Genealogy research.

I live in Seattle, Washington, USA. My native language is English and I also know
some Czech and German, and have access to someone who knows Lithuanian. I consider
myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using the Internet is
also intermediate.

My primary research goal now is to find out whether there were Jews with
the surname BAER who lived in the Zurich and Argau areas of northeastern
Switzerland. Although my friend is nominally a protestant, the family story is
that they were originally Jews who came to that area of Switzerland >from Poland.

Any guidance you can give on how to access this type of information for
Switzerland is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Dena (Simacek-Svajgr) Petersen Seattle, Washington, USA bubbeleh@seanet.com