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KehilaLinks Project Report for April 2014 #poland #lodz

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Dzyhivka (Dzygovka, Zegifke), Ukraine
Created by Michael Maidenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyhivka/index.html
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Pereyaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyy (Periyoslov), Ukraine
Created by Bob Levy and Larry Fagan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pereyaslav_Khmelnytskyy/index.html
~~~

Solotvyn (Slotvina, Solotwina), Ukraine
Created by Simon Kreindler
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Solotvyn/Index.html
~~~

The Rockaways, Queens, New York, USA
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rockaways/index.html

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Buchach (Buczacz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_buczacz.htm
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Krasilov (Krasyliv), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/index.html
~~~

Kushnitsa (Kusnyicza, Kusnice) (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kushnitsa/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg
~~~

Skala-Podol'skaya (Skala) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/
~~~

Zolotonosha, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zolotonosha/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an existing "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net >.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland KehilaLinks Project Report for April 2014 #poland #lodz

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Dzyhivka (Dzygovka, Zegifke), Ukraine
Created by Michael Maidenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyhivka/index.html
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Pereyaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyy (Periyoslov), Ukraine
Created by Bob Levy and Larry Fagan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pereyaslav_Khmelnytskyy/index.html
~~~

Solotvyn (Slotvina, Solotwina), Ukraine
Created by Simon Kreindler
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Solotvyn/Index.html
~~~

The Rockaways, Queens, New York, USA
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rockaways/index.html

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Buchach (Buczacz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_buczacz.htm
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Krasilov (Krasyliv), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/index.html
~~~

Kushnitsa (Kusnyicza, Kusnice) (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kushnitsa/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg
~~~

Skala-Podol'skaya (Skala) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/
~~~

Zolotonosha, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zolotonosha/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an existing "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net >.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Gesher Galicia Spring Program in NYC: Sunday, May 18: "Austria, Poland, Ukraine!" #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

You are invited to Gesher Galicia's spring regional meeting coming up
in New York City:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Center for Jewish History
Forchheimer Auditorium
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

"Austria Poland, Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days
of Discovery"

In addition to updating all of our new research projects and website,
there will be a special multi-media presentation:

GG board member, John Diener, >from Ottawa, Canada and Pamela
Weisberger will talk about their trip in April 2013 which was timed
to attend the opening of the building Museum of the History of Polish
Jews in Warsaw, where they also got to dine with Piotr Pininski, great
grandson of Count Leonard Pininski, the magnate nobleman who once
owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John's father and Pamela's
grandfather were born. They examined rare 18th century Jewish records in
the Austrian State Archives and after a short stop in Krakow, to give a
presentation at the JCC to the local population trying to discover more
about their Jewish roots, they journeyed to Przemysl and toured the Polish
State Archives. Once in Ukraine (after walking across the border!)
escorted by Alex and Natalie Dunai, they made research stops at the
Lviv and Ternopil archives, and visited Grzymalow, its ruined synagogue,
cheder and Jewish cemetery. Learn about the trip's highlights and the
challenges of archival research in foreign locales (>from white gloves
to burnt documents and moldy dust) and discover the exceptional
opportunity to connect past to present through investigative
genealogical research and shtetl travel.

Admission is free. No reservations are necessary.

Speakers:

John Diener is an Ottawa, Canada businessman who is also the
vice-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa, and is on
the board of directors of Gesher Galicia. John co-sponsored the
filming of all matzevot in Zhvanets, Ukraine; the data on these 1,200
stones was submitted to JOWBR and he has amassed 2,500 names on his
family tree. John is shtetl leader for Grzymalow, Ukraine and writes a
monthly column, "Connecting the Branches," for the Ottawa Jewish
Bulletin. He is the proud owner of Saslove's Meat Market in the center
of Ottawa's historic marketplace, which has been an institution in the
city since 1954.

Pamela Weisberger is president and research coordinator of Gesher
Galicia and 1st V.P./program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles. She is also a professional genealogist and has
conducted research in Polish, German, Israeli, Ukrainian, and Austrian
archives.

Hope you can join us there! (To be followed by the JGSNY meeting at
2:00PM on naturalization records: www.JGSNY.org.)

Directions to the Center for Jewish History are here:
http://www.cjh.org/p/9

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JRI Poland #Poland Gesher Galicia Spring Program in NYC: Sunday, May 18: "Austria, Poland, Ukraine!" #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

You are invited to Gesher Galicia's spring regional meeting coming up
in New York City:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Center for Jewish History
Forchheimer Auditorium
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

"Austria Poland, Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days
of Discovery"

In addition to updating all of our new research projects and website,
there will be a special multi-media presentation:

GG board member, John Diener, >from Ottawa, Canada and Pamela
Weisberger will talk about their trip in April 2013 which was timed
to attend the opening of the building Museum of the History of Polish
Jews in Warsaw, where they also got to dine with Piotr Pininski, great
grandson of Count Leonard Pininski, the magnate nobleman who once
owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John's father and Pamela's
grandfather were born. They examined rare 18th century Jewish records in
the Austrian State Archives and after a short stop in Krakow, to give a
presentation at the JCC to the local population trying to discover more
about their Jewish roots, they journeyed to Przemysl and toured the Polish
State Archives. Once in Ukraine (after walking across the border!)
escorted by Alex and Natalie Dunai, they made research stops at the
Lviv and Ternopil archives, and visited Grzymalow, its ruined synagogue,
cheder and Jewish cemetery. Learn about the trip's highlights and the
challenges of archival research in foreign locales (>from white gloves
to burnt documents and moldy dust) and discover the exceptional
opportunity to connect past to present through investigative
genealogical research and shtetl travel.

Admission is free. No reservations are necessary.

Speakers:

John Diener is an Ottawa, Canada businessman who is also the
vice-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa, and is on
the board of directors of Gesher Galicia. John co-sponsored the
filming of all matzevot in Zhvanets, Ukraine; the data on these 1,200
stones was submitted to JOWBR and he has amassed 2,500 names on his
family tree. John is shtetl leader for Grzymalow, Ukraine and writes a
monthly column, "Connecting the Branches," for the Ottawa Jewish
Bulletin. He is the proud owner of Saslove's Meat Market in the center
of Ottawa's historic marketplace, which has been an institution in the
city since 1954.

Pamela Weisberger is president and research coordinator of Gesher
Galicia and 1st V.P./program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles. She is also a professional genealogist and has
conducted research in Polish, German, Israeli, Ukrainian, and Austrian
archives.

Hope you can join us there! (To be followed by the JGSNY meeting at
2:00PM on naturalization records: www.JGSNY.org.)

Directions to the Center for Jewish History are here:
http://www.cjh.org/p/9

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Subject: Mordechai Yosef Wokstock and family #poland

אברהם <avraham997@...>
 

Dear friends

I would appreciate some help with the following:

The marriage record of my grandfather Mordechai Yosef WAKSZTOK is >from
1937, registered in Kalisz. I know that by that time he already had at
least 7 children. What could be the reason that he waited so long to
register his marriage?

Another mystery: According to his marriage license he was born in 1896,
in warta (blazski-kalsz). I didn't find any records to that effect.
His father was Yaakov (Bunim) WAKSZTOK. Yaakov Bunim's first wife was
Chana and after she died he married Mordechai Yosef's mother, whose
name is registered in the marriage license as Sara Rivka Parzenczewska
(Pewienczewska Panenczewska). In all my searches I couldn't find any
record of Yakov (Bunim's) second marriage, of Mordechai Yosef's birth
or of Sara Rivka's birth.

I would appreciate any help.
Thank you, Avraham Lapa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


JRI Poland #Poland Subject: Mordechai Yosef Wokstock and family #poland

אברהם <avraham997@...>
 

Dear friends

I would appreciate some help with the following:

The marriage record of my grandfather Mordechai Yosef WAKSZTOK is >from
1937, registered in Kalisz. I know that by that time he already had at
least 7 children. What could be the reason that he waited so long to
register his marriage?

Another mystery: According to his marriage license he was born in 1896,
in warta (blazski-kalsz). I didn't find any records to that effect.
His father was Yaakov (Bunim) WAKSZTOK. Yaakov Bunim's first wife was
Chana and after she died he married Mordechai Yosef's mother, whose
name is registered in the marriage license as Sara Rivka Parzenczewska
(Pewienczewska Panenczewska). In all my searches I couldn't find any
record of Yakov (Bunim's) second marriage, of Mordechai Yosef's birth
or of Sara Rivka's birth.

I would appreciate any help.
Thank you, Avraham Lapa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


KehilaLinks Project Report for April 2014 #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Dzyhivka (Dzygovka, Zegifke), Ukraine
Created by Michael Maidenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyhivka/index.html
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Pereyaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyy (Periyoslov), Ukraine
Created by Bob Levy and Larry Fagan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pereyaslav_Khmelnytskyy/index.html
~~~

Solotvyn (Slotvina, Solotwina), Ukraine
Created by Simon Kreindler
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Solotvyn/Index.html
~~~

The Rockaways, Queens, New York, USA
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rockaways/index.html

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Buchach (Buczacz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_buczacz.htm
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Krasilov (Krasyliv), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/index.html
~~~

Kushnitsa (Kusnyicza, Kusnice) (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kushnitsa/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg
~~~

Skala-Podol'skaya (Skala) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/
~~~

Zolotonosha, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zolotonosha/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an existing "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net >.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland KehilaLinks Project Report for April 2014 #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Dzyhivka (Dzygovka, Zegifke), Ukraine
Created by Michael Maidenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyhivka/index.html
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Pereyaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyy (Periyoslov), Ukraine
Created by Bob Levy and Larry Fagan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pereyaslav_Khmelnytskyy/index.html
~~~

Solotvyn (Slotvina, Solotwina), Ukraine
Created by Simon Kreindler
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Solotvyn/Index.html
~~~

The Rockaways, Queens, New York, USA
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rockaways/index.html

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Buchach (Buczacz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_buczacz.htm
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Krasilov (Krasyliv), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/index.html
~~~

Kushnitsa (Kusnyicza, Kusnice) (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kushnitsa/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg
~~~

Skala-Podol'skaya (Skala) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/
~~~

Zolotonosha, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zolotonosha/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an existing "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net >.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


KehilaLinks Project Report for April 2014 #lithuania

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Dzyhivka (Dzygovka, Zegifke), Ukraine
Created by Michael Maidenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyhivka/index.html
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Pereyaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyy (Periyoslov), Ukraine
Created by Bob Levy and Larry Fagan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pereyaslav_Khmelnytskyy/index.html
~~~

Solotvyn (Slotvina, Solotwina), Ukraine
Created by Simon Kreindler
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Solotvyn/Index.html
~~~

The Rockaways, Queens, New York, USA
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rockaways/index.html

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Buchach (Buczacz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_buczacz.htm
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Krasilov (Krasyliv), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/index.html
~~~

Kushnitsa (Kusnyicza, Kusnice) (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kushnitsa/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg
~~~

Skala-Podol'skaya (Skala) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/
~~~

Zolotonosha, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zolotonosha/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an existing "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net >.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania KehilaLinks Project Report for April 2014 #lithuania

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Dzyhivka (Dzygovka, Zegifke), Ukraine
Created by Michael Maidenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyhivka/index.html
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Pereyaslav-Khmel'nyts'kyy (Periyoslov), Ukraine
Created by Bob Levy and Larry Fagan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pereyaslav_Khmelnytskyy/index.html
~~~

Solotvyn (Slotvina, Solotwina), Ukraine
Created by Simon Kreindler
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Solotvyn/Index.html
~~~

The Rockaways, Queens, New York, USA
Created by Barbara Ellman
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rockaways/index.html

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Buchach (Buczacz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_buczacz.htm
~~~

Kimberley, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley
~~~

Krasilov (Krasyliv), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/index.html
~~~

Kushnitsa (Kusnyicza, Kusnice) (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kushnitsa/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg
~~~

Skala-Podol'skaya (Skala) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/
~~~

Zolotonosha, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zolotonosha/
~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an existing "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net >.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Apanowicz #lithuania

water wind & stars <shiralunacy@...>
 

Derek Apanovich: << The family lore is that it is a Lithuania surname.
Our great grandfather changed= the spelling >from Apanowicz to
Apanovitch sometime after arriving in America in the late 19th century.
ury. >>

Howard Margol: << APANOWICZ is the Polish spelling and APANOVITCH is
the Russian spelling of the same name. For towns in the Suwalki Gubernia
that are in present day Lithuania, most of the records prior to about
1857 were recorded in Polish and, after 1857, in Russian. >>

Howard's point about Polish vs Russian spelling is well-taken
ken. Since Polish uses the Latin alphabet, Apanowicz is indeed the
actual Polish spelling. Since Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet,
however, Apanovitch is not the actual but rather the transliterated
spelling, which most likely resulted >from Yiddish being turned into
Russian as recorded by a non-Jewish census-taker (often on an aural
basis), and >from the Cyrillic alphabet being turned into the Latin
alphabet (handled in a multitude of possible ways), which is what we
see on-line.

In the case that Derek describes, the great-grandfather changed his
surname after he came to America--I would guess because the
Russianized form was more common and easier for English-speakers than
combos such as "...wicz."

Since Derek asks about Polish vs Lithuanian, it's relevant that
Lithuanian, like Polish, uses the Latin alphabet. The surname of my
grandfather's family >from Troskunai, Lithuania appears in an 1810
record as IZAKOWICZ; in my great-grandmother's 1924 Lithuanian
passport as ICIKOVICIENE, which is the feminine form of ICIKOVICUS
("c" has the sound "ts"); and in the intervening years in census and
other records of the Russian Empire as ITSKOVICH, ITSYKOVICH,
ITZIKOVITZ, ITZKOVITZ (Russian transliterated into English).
Same town: Poland > Russia > Lithuania.

In a nutshell, in addition to being aware of changing borders,
the researcher must take every spelling of a personal or place
name with a grain of salt.=A given spelling may carry the solution
to a puzzle or may be a red herring. Remain open to every possibility
without excluding any until there is a good reason to exclude it.

Sonia Kovitz


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Apanowicz #lithuania

water wind & stars <shiralunacy@...>
 

Derek Apanovich: << The family lore is that it is a Lithuania surname.
Our great grandfather changed= the spelling >from Apanowicz to
Apanovitch sometime after arriving in America in the late 19th century.
ury. >>

Howard Margol: << APANOWICZ is the Polish spelling and APANOVITCH is
the Russian spelling of the same name. For towns in the Suwalki Gubernia
that are in present day Lithuania, most of the records prior to about
1857 were recorded in Polish and, after 1857, in Russian. >>

Howard's point about Polish vs Russian spelling is well-taken
ken. Since Polish uses the Latin alphabet, Apanowicz is indeed the
actual Polish spelling. Since Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet,
however, Apanovitch is not the actual but rather the transliterated
spelling, which most likely resulted >from Yiddish being turned into
Russian as recorded by a non-Jewish census-taker (often on an aural
basis), and >from the Cyrillic alphabet being turned into the Latin
alphabet (handled in a multitude of possible ways), which is what we
see on-line.

In the case that Derek describes, the great-grandfather changed his
surname after he came to America--I would guess because the
Russianized form was more common and easier for English-speakers than
combos such as "...wicz."

Since Derek asks about Polish vs Lithuanian, it's relevant that
Lithuanian, like Polish, uses the Latin alphabet. The surname of my
grandfather's family >from Troskunai, Lithuania appears in an 1810
record as IZAKOWICZ; in my great-grandmother's 1924 Lithuanian
passport as ICIKOVICIENE, which is the feminine form of ICIKOVICUS
("c" has the sound "ts"); and in the intervening years in census and
other records of the Russian Empire as ITSKOVICH, ITSYKOVICH,
ITZIKOVITZ, ITZKOVITZ (Russian transliterated into English).
Same town: Poland > Russia > Lithuania.

In a nutshell, in addition to being aware of changing borders,
the researcher must take every spelling of a personal or place
name with a grain of salt.=A given spelling may carry the solution
to a puzzle or may be a red herring. Remain open to every possibility
without excluding any until there is a good reason to exclude it.

Sonia Kovitz


Re: Were there female dentists in Ukmerge, Lithuania in 1933? #lithuania

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Stephen Weinstein, looking at internal passport records, asked if there
were female dentists in Lithuania in 1933; Howard Margol confirmed that
the Dusia/Dushe in question was a dentist. My distant cousin Elisabeth
MARUCHESS, b. 1883 in Tula to parents >from Vilnius, was also a dentist;
she came to the US as a young woman, and was listed as a dentist in
Brooklyn, NY in the 1910 US census.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Ozery, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in Vilna and
Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool; ROSEN and
ROSENKRANTZ in Warsaw; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER in Berdichev;
GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Were there female dentists in Ukmerge, Lithuania in 1933? #lithuania

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Stephen Weinstein, looking at internal passport records, asked if there
were female dentists in Lithuania in 1933; Howard Margol confirmed that
the Dusia/Dushe in question was a dentist. My distant cousin Elisabeth
MARUCHESS, b. 1883 in Tula to parents >from Vilnius, was also a dentist;
she came to the US as a young woman, and was listed as a dentist in
Brooklyn, NY in the 1910 US census.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Ozery, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in Vilna and
Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool; ROSEN and
ROSENKRANTZ in Warsaw; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER in Berdichev;
GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Industries in Kovno and Vilna around 1900 #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Does anyone know of a list or census of industrial establishments in
Kovno or Vilna around the turn of the last century? I have seen many
references to increased industrialization and even seen analyses
indicating that this information exists, but I do not know how it can
be accessed.

I have seen the 1913 list of business owners of course but I am
interested in the period >from about 1895 to 1900 or so.

If the lists exist but in Russian only, I would be willing to finance
at least part of a translation.

Thank you, LitvakSIG organizers, for all the work you do and thank you
to all who are willing to help with answers.

Judith Singer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Industries in Kovno and Vilna around 1900 #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Does anyone know of a list or census of industrial establishments in
Kovno or Vilna around the turn of the last century? I have seen many
references to increased industrialization and even seen analyses
indicating that this information exists, but I do not know how it can
be accessed.

I have seen the 1913 list of business owners of course but I am
interested in the period >from about 1895 to 1900 or so.

If the lists exist but in Russian only, I would be willing to finance
at least part of a translation.

Thank you, LitvakSIG organizers, for all the work you do and thank you
to all who are willing to help with answers.

Judith Singer


Street names in Vilnius #lithuania

dennis gelpe
 

Through LitvakSIG Vilnius records I learned that my great grandfather
owned his own home on Sirotskaya street. Does anyone know the current
name for that street?

Thanks

Dennis Gelpe


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Street names in Vilnius #lithuania

dennis gelpe
 

Through LitvakSIG Vilnius records I learned that my great grandfather
owned his own home on Sirotskaya street. Does anyone know the current
name for that street?

Thanks

Dennis Gelpe


Litvak Activities During The Conference #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The preliminary conference schedule is now available
http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/program_schedule.cfm.

LitvakSIG Day is Wednesday, July 30.

Wednesday's schedule is:

9 AM Getting Your Litvak Research Moving (Judy Baston & Eden Joachim)
12 PM LitvakSIG Luncheon (Barry Mann, speaker)
1:45 PM LitvakSIG Annual Meeting
4:45 PM Lithuanian Research - What Now? - Expulsion of Jews during World
War I (by Howard Margol, presented by Eden Joachim)

Additional Litvak related programs are:

Sunday
1 - 5 PM Share Fair
7 PM Keynote Address (David Laskin, author of The Family)

Monday
9 AM Kaunas Jews' Expulsion during World War I (Rony Golan)
10:30 AM Svencionys District BOF Meeting (Rhoda Miller)
10:30 AM Q & A on The Family (David Laskin)
1:45 PM Suwalk-Lomza BOF Meeting

Tuesday
1:45 PM Kupiskis SIG & Rokiskis SIG Meeting
1:45 Malice, Murder and Manipulation. A Genealogical Journey to Heritage
Citizenship (Grant Gochin)
3:15 PM Lida District BOF meeting (Judy Baston)

Many more programs which are not specifically Litvak in nature are listed in
the schedule. Take advantage of the many new topics being presented for the
first time.

Please write me privately and let me know if you purchased a ticket for
our Luncheon.

See you in Salt Lake City, the home of the Family History Library and
millions of reels of microfilm.

Eden Joachim
President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvak Activities During The Conference #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The preliminary conference schedule is now available
http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/program_schedule.cfm.

LitvakSIG Day is Wednesday, July 30.

Wednesday's schedule is:

9 AM Getting Your Litvak Research Moving (Judy Baston & Eden Joachim)
12 PM LitvakSIG Luncheon (Barry Mann, speaker)
1:45 PM LitvakSIG Annual Meeting
4:45 PM Lithuanian Research - What Now? - Expulsion of Jews during World
War I (by Howard Margol, presented by Eden Joachim)

Additional Litvak related programs are:

Sunday
1 - 5 PM Share Fair
7 PM Keynote Address (David Laskin, author of The Family)

Monday
9 AM Kaunas Jews' Expulsion during World War I (Rony Golan)
10:30 AM Svencionys District BOF Meeting (Rhoda Miller)
10:30 AM Q & A on The Family (David Laskin)
1:45 PM Suwalk-Lomza BOF Meeting

Tuesday
1:45 PM Kupiskis SIG & Rokiskis SIG Meeting
1:45 Malice, Murder and Manipulation. A Genealogical Journey to Heritage
Citizenship (Grant Gochin)
3:15 PM Lida District BOF meeting (Judy Baston)

Many more programs which are not specifically Litvak in nature are listed in
the schedule. Take advantage of the many new topics being presented for the
first time.

Please write me privately and let me know if you purchased a ticket for
our Luncheon.

See you in Salt Lake City, the home of the Family History Library and
millions of reels of microfilm.

Eden Joachim
President, LitvakSIG

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