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Germany Approves Release of ITS Records #germany

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

Congratulations and thank you Gary Mokotoff and Peter Lande and all those
who have fought long and hard to convince the International Tracing Service
(ITS) to open their record collection for copying to the eleven countries
that make up the ITS committee. For more information:

http://www.avotaynu.com/nu/v07n05.htm

"The holdings of the International Tracing Service are one of the most
valuable sources of information about the fate of people, both victims and
survivors, caught up in the Holocaust. Their records place an individual at
a specific place and time during the Holocaust period. They claim to have 40
million such pieces of information. Their sources, to name a few, are
deportation lists, concentration camp death lists, ghetto records and
post-war refugee records."

We have waited for this for a long time and we are grateful to everyone for
making this happen.

Sally Goodman Palm Springs/LA, CA


German SIG #Germany Germany Approves Release of ITS Records #germany

Sally Goodman <sbgoody@...>
 

Congratulations and thank you Gary Mokotoff and Peter Lande and all those
who have fought long and hard to convince the International Tracing Service
(ITS) to open their record collection for copying to the eleven countries
that make up the ITS committee. For more information:

http://www.avotaynu.com/nu/v07n05.htm

"The holdings of the International Tracing Service are one of the most
valuable sources of information about the fate of people, both victims and
survivors, caught up in the Holocaust. Their records place an individual at
a specific place and time during the Holocaust period. They claim to have 40
million such pieces of information. Their sources, to name a few, are
deportation lists, concentration camp death lists, ghetto records and
post-war refugee records."

We have waited for this for a long time and we are grateful to everyone for
making this happen.

Sally Goodman Palm Springs/LA, CA


STEIN or STEINER #latinamerica

Ruth Leite <ruthleite@...>
 

I belong to a lost family branch of Jacob STEIN. ..or STEINER unfortunately
I do not have to much information to share...
I am sure that my family come >from Germany because my grandmother
thought my mother and me some words in German...
I have no idea >from each part of Germany they come from...my side of
the family did not was in Germany during the wars...
they immigrated to Brazil before the first war...please help me with my research.

Sincerely,
Ruth Leite


Latin America #LatinAmerica STEIN or STEINER #latinamerica

Ruth Leite <ruthleite@...>
 

I belong to a lost family branch of Jacob STEIN. ..or STEINER unfortunately
I do not have to much information to share...
I am sure that my family come >from Germany because my grandmother
thought my mother and me some words in German...
I have no idea >from each part of Germany they come from...my side of
the family did not was in Germany during the wars...
they immigrated to Brazil before the first war...please help me with my research.

Sincerely,
Ruth Leite


SCHILDKNECHT & HANSEN (1790s?), SCHILDKNECHT (b.1817) & BAHR / BEHR / BAER #germany

C <beachwatergirl@...>
 

Dear cousins,
Please contact me privately if you have any information regarding the following
surnames:

Christian Heinrich SCHILDKNECHT (Schleswig-Holstein) married Catharina Margaretha
HANSEN (b. 1780s-90s?) and had more than one son, but the one for whom I am
searching is Joachim Friedrich Wilhelm SCHILDKNECHT (b. 1817, Johannisdorf or
Marienthal, Schleswig-Holstein; d. ?).

He married Katherina Magdalena BAHR [BEHR, BAER, BEIER on different documents]
(b.?, d. ?) and had at least 2 sons, Carl and Gustav, in Germany.
Upon emigrating into the US in 1854, Joachim apparently chose to use the name of
Fred or William.

This SCHILDKNECHT clan landed in New York and traveled to Neu Holstein, WI, where
they engaged in the manufacture of Potash. Fon du Lac, WI, became the next family
home, and it was >from this home that the two elder sons, Carl and Gustav, went in
search of their own fortunes. In Milwaukee and Chicago, they learned cigar
manufacturing before moving to Mankato, Minn.

Carl Freidrich SCHILDKNECHT (b. 9/9/1842, Marienthal,
Schleswig-Holstein - also referred to as Luebeck,
Germany; d. 8/20/1941, Seattle, WA, according to a Mankato obituary).

Thanks so much! Have a great Pesach & Kul Tov...

Lucinda Patten beachwatergirl@yahoo.com Los Angeles, CA


German SIG #Germany SCHILDKNECHT & HANSEN (1790s?), SCHILDKNECHT (b.1817) & BAHR / BEHR / BAER #germany

C <beachwatergirl@...>
 

Dear cousins,
Please contact me privately if you have any information regarding the following
surnames:

Christian Heinrich SCHILDKNECHT (Schleswig-Holstein) married Catharina Margaretha
HANSEN (b. 1780s-90s?) and had more than one son, but the one for whom I am
searching is Joachim Friedrich Wilhelm SCHILDKNECHT (b. 1817, Johannisdorf or
Marienthal, Schleswig-Holstein; d. ?).

He married Katherina Magdalena BAHR [BEHR, BAER, BEIER on different documents]
(b.?, d. ?) and had at least 2 sons, Carl and Gustav, in Germany.
Upon emigrating into the US in 1854, Joachim apparently chose to use the name of
Fred or William.

This SCHILDKNECHT clan landed in New York and traveled to Neu Holstein, WI, where
they engaged in the manufacture of Potash. Fon du Lac, WI, became the next family
home, and it was >from this home that the two elder sons, Carl and Gustav, went in
search of their own fortunes. In Milwaukee and Chicago, they learned cigar
manufacturing before moving to Mankato, Minn.

Carl Freidrich SCHILDKNECHT (b. 9/9/1842, Marienthal,
Schleswig-Holstein - also referred to as Luebeck,
Germany; d. 8/20/1941, Seattle, WA, according to a Mankato obituary).

Thanks so much! Have a great Pesach & Kul Tov...

Lucinda Patten beachwatergirl@yahoo.com Los Angeles, CA


WERTHEIM, PLAUT - Lost Message #germany

E Roth <tooter.ted@...>
 

This morning I was delighted to receive a note >from a possible
WERTHEIM cousin with connections to David PLAUT. Unfortunately, as I
was working with an unfamiliar keyboard, I hit something and the
message was erased before I could fully check the info or reply. I
have tried everything to get the message back, but it is definitely
gone. This has never happened before, and I would request the person
who wrote to write again. We definitely have information to share.
Apologies to the group for this bit of carelessness.

Emery (AKA Ted) Roth Washington, CT <tooter.ted@gmail.com>


German SIG #Germany WERTHEIM, PLAUT - Lost Message #germany

E Roth <tooter.ted@...>
 

This morning I was delighted to receive a note >from a possible
WERTHEIM cousin with connections to David PLAUT. Unfortunately, as I
was working with an unfamiliar keyboard, I hit something and the
message was erased before I could fully check the info or reply. I
have tried everything to get the message back, but it is definitely
gone. This has never happened before, and I would request the person
who wrote to write again. We definitely have information to share.
Apologies to the group for this bit of carelessness.

Emery (AKA Ted) Roth Washington, CT <tooter.ted@gmail.com>


Re: HILB - Thank You All #germany

ajvlh <ajvlh@...>
 

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have responded to my
request for information on the HILB family. The response was outstanding
and all responses were very helpful. While I have not made all the
connections I need, I am now able to find 3 very distinct HILB lines and
just have to figure how to link them together.

I have also been lucky to correspond with some distant cousins that are new to me,
as well as learn more and more about the Jewish faith as well as the Holocaust.

I have to admit when I took history in school, I found it to be rather dull,
but using it with genealogy attached makes it much more exciting. I
constantly find myself going, oh yes, I remember learning about that. Maybe
we should recommend to the board of education to teach it this way! Think
of all the interest we could generate in our children and their children
early on so we know our work will continue.

I am more then willing to take more and more information as people come
across it, but wanted to thank you all and thank those that started
JewishGen and keep it going so we can all share information.

Vicki Hilb Glendale Arizona USA "ajvlh" <ajvlh@cox.net>


German SIG #Germany Re: HILB - Thank You All #germany

ajvlh <ajvlh@...>
 

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have responded to my
request for information on the HILB family. The response was outstanding
and all responses were very helpful. While I have not made all the
connections I need, I am now able to find 3 very distinct HILB lines and
just have to figure how to link them together.

I have also been lucky to correspond with some distant cousins that are new to me,
as well as learn more and more about the Jewish faith as well as the Holocaust.

I have to admit when I took history in school, I found it to be rather dull,
but using it with genealogy attached makes it much more exciting. I
constantly find myself going, oh yes, I remember learning about that. Maybe
we should recommend to the board of education to teach it this way! Think
of all the interest we could generate in our children and their children
early on so we know our work will continue.

I am more then willing to take more and more information as people come
across it, but wanted to thank you all and thank those that started
JewishGen and keep it going so we can all share information.

Vicki Hilb Glendale Arizona USA "ajvlh" <ajvlh@cox.net>


Wife of Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Hirsch Eisenstadt, Lithuania/Russia #lithuania

Eric Friedman <radonc1970@...>
 

Hi All,

I've found out that the Wife of Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Hirsch Eisenstadt, the
author of "Gates of Repentence" (c.1836), was the sister of my maternal
great-great-great-great grandfather Yaakov Matz. I've traced the Matz
family to Kovno and Utena.

I don't know the name of Rabbi Eisenstadt's wife.

I'd like to know if anyone has researched the ancestry of Rabbi Eisenstadt's
family, and if so, if they've researched the ancestry of his wife (who may
have had the surname Matz, Jaffe, Rabinowitz, or no surname at all).

The only information I have regarding the ancestry of Rabbi Eisenstadt's
wife is that her father's surname might have been Jaffe, and that one of her
brothers might have been named Mordechai Jaffe, and another brother might
have taken the surname Rabinowitz.

Thanks so much!

Sincerely,
Eric Friedman
Washington DC


MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you haven't done so already, you may also want to
post this query to RAV-SIG, the list for research into rabbinical lines.
You may subscribe at http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager


Contact address #lithuania

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I would like to thank all our Litvaksig members
who sent me an address I required.
It was a lovely feeling to receive at least 100
messages >from members who replied to my request
for the address of a fellow researcher which I
had lost.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Wife of Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Hirsch Eisenstadt, Lithuania/Russia #lithuania

Eric Friedman <radonc1970@...>
 

Hi All,

I've found out that the Wife of Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Hirsch Eisenstadt, the
author of "Gates of Repentence" (c.1836), was the sister of my maternal
great-great-great-great grandfather Yaakov Matz. I've traced the Matz
family to Kovno and Utena.

I don't know the name of Rabbi Eisenstadt's wife.

I'd like to know if anyone has researched the ancestry of Rabbi Eisenstadt's
family, and if so, if they've researched the ancestry of his wife (who may
have had the surname Matz, Jaffe, Rabinowitz, or no surname at all).

The only information I have regarding the ancestry of Rabbi Eisenstadt's
wife is that her father's surname might have been Jaffe, and that one of her
brothers might have been named Mordechai Jaffe, and another brother might
have taken the surname Rabinowitz.

Thanks so much!

Sincerely,
Eric Friedman
Washington DC


MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you haven't done so already, you may also want to
post this query to RAV-SIG, the list for research into rabbinical lines.
You may subscribe at http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Contact address #lithuania

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

I would like to thank all our Litvaksig members
who sent me an address I required.
It was a lovely feeling to receive at least 100
messages >from members who replied to my request
for the address of a fellow researcher which I
had lost.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


lithuanian archives #lithuania

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Guys

Can anyone recomend me the best contact email for archives in Lithuania,
I have previously emailed Kaunas and have been recomended to contact
Vilnius. Does anyone have any experience with these archives?

Thanks

Ben Forman
manchester UK

searching:
BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai,
CAHN/WOLF: Koeln;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa;

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the
LitvakSIG homepage, there is contact information for the Lithuanian
State Historical Archive in Vilnius, including a FAX number. That
is how they prefer to be contacted.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania lithuanian archives #lithuania

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Guys

Can anyone recomend me the best contact email for archives in Lithuania,
I have previously emailed Kaunas and have been recomended to contact
Vilnius. Does anyone have any experience with these archives?

Thanks

Ben Forman
manchester UK

searching:
BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai,
CAHN/WOLF: Koeln;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa;

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the
LitvakSIG homepage, there is contact information for the Lithuanian
State Historical Archive in Vilnius, including a FAX number. That
is how they prefer to be contacted.


Hebrew for Philip #lithuania

MavAlan Shaffer <mavalan_shaffer@...>
 

Our Uncle Philip had the given name Yokeal on his
birth certificate. There are variations of this
spelling on other documents such as Yocheal.

Mavis Shaffer
Essex, England


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Hebrew for Philip #lithuania

MavAlan Shaffer <mavalan_shaffer@...>
 

Our Uncle Philip had the given name Yokeal on his
birth certificate. There are variations of this
spelling on other documents such as Yocheal.

Mavis Shaffer
Essex, England


Re: Yeshivat Ramai'los in Vilnius #lithuania

Ben-Tsion <bentsion@...>
 

Shoshana L. Boublil wrote:
I just discovered that my grandfather A"H studied at Yeshivat Ram
Ma'ailos in Vilnius around 1906, with Rabbi Eliezer Silver (the Rosh
Yeshiva was Rav Chaim Ozer Grozinsky).
Is there anyplace I could read information about this Yeshiva? Any
pictures, descriptions etc.?

Rabbi Eliezer Silver studied in the "Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzensky's
Kibbutz" in Vilna, which was established in 1896/1897, and was under the
direct sponsorship of Rabbi Chaim Ozer. The students there were elder
learned youngsters, few of them even after marriage.

Remaile's Yeshiva is another story [the correct name is Remaile ( Reb
Maile's yeshiva)]. In 1906 it wasn't still under the sponsorship of
Rabbi Chaim Ozer. You can find some recent pictures of this yeshiva in
the book of Leizer Ran ,Yerushalayim De'Lita, but not >from the 1906
time, as the building in the old city had collapsed in 1909/1910 and was
built again in another suburb, Novgorod. You can also find some
information about this yeshiva in the book of Israel Kloizner,
Vilna-Yerushalayim De'Lita.

So, first you have to find out in which institute your grandfather had
exactly studied.

Ben-Tsion Klibansky


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Yeshivat Ramai'los in Vilnius #lithuania

Ben-Tsion <bentsion@...>
 

Shoshana L. Boublil wrote:
I just discovered that my grandfather A"H studied at Yeshivat Ram
Ma'ailos in Vilnius around 1906, with Rabbi Eliezer Silver (the Rosh
Yeshiva was Rav Chaim Ozer Grozinsky).
Is there anyplace I could read information about this Yeshiva? Any
pictures, descriptions etc.?

Rabbi Eliezer Silver studied in the "Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzensky's
Kibbutz" in Vilna, which was established in 1896/1897, and was under the
direct sponsorship of Rabbi Chaim Ozer. The students there were elder
learned youngsters, few of them even after marriage.

Remaile's Yeshiva is another story [the correct name is Remaile ( Reb
Maile's yeshiva)]. In 1906 it wasn't still under the sponsorship of
Rabbi Chaim Ozer. You can find some recent pictures of this yeshiva in
the book of Leizer Ran ,Yerushalayim De'Lita, but not >from the 1906
time, as the building in the old city had collapsed in 1909/1910 and was
built again in another suburb, Novgorod. You can also find some
information about this yeshiva in the book of Israel Kloizner,
Vilna-Yerushalayim De'Lita.

So, first you have to find out in which institute your grandfather had
exactly studied.

Ben-Tsion Klibansky