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NY Haganah supporters and Cleveland OH arrivals #general

Linda Fredin
 

Hi again,
I've been trying to get some of my genealogy papers organized and have a few
questions I hope someone on the list can help me with.

Are there any records of New Yorkers who supported the Haganah?

Also, I'm looking for a source of arrival records if someone came into the U.S.
through Cleveland OH in about 1911.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give me.

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or
CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or
Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza)GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow KRAMER >from
Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Haganah supporters and Cleveland OH arrivals #general

Linda Fredin
 

Hi again,
I've been trying to get some of my genealogy papers organized and have a few
questions I hope someone on the list can help me with.

Are there any records of New Yorkers who supported the Haganah?

Also, I'm looking for a source of arrival records if someone came into the U.S.
through Cleveland OH in about 1911.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give me.

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or
CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or
Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza)GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow KRAMER >from
Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia


Looking for researcher for Sephardic Genealogy including Turkey, Syria, Palestine, & Jerusalem #general

Linda Fredin
 

Hello,
I have done a little research for a friend of mine and now I am looking for someone
who is familiar with researching Sephardic genealogy records who might want to
continue the work for her.

What we think we know now about her grandfather and grandmother:
- Born in Jerusalem Palestine (Naturalization record)
- Parents born in Palestine (1920 & 1930 U.S. Census)
- Citizen of Turkey (1913 Ellis Island manifest)
- Last permanent residence is Syria, Jerusalem (1913 Ellis Island manifest)

She is trying to find out how the family got >from Monastir to Jerusalem and when.
She also remembers her grandmother had a sister in Bat Yam but she doesn't know
anything about her. If she has children, she would like to contact them.

If this is something you can help with or if you know someone you might recommend,
I'd appreciate hearing >from you.

Thank you,

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or
CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or
Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza)GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow KRAMER >from
Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please. The Sephardic Special Interest
Group would be of much help to you in your research. Go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic/ . To avoid having messages returned for
editing, or the moderator editing or truncating your research list, please keep
your list to six lines.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for researcher for Sephardic Genealogy including Turkey, Syria, Palestine, & Jerusalem #general

Linda Fredin
 

Hello,
I have done a little research for a friend of mine and now I am looking for someone
who is familiar with researching Sephardic genealogy records who might want to
continue the work for her.

What we think we know now about her grandfather and grandmother:
- Born in Jerusalem Palestine (Naturalization record)
- Parents born in Palestine (1920 & 1930 U.S. Census)
- Citizen of Turkey (1913 Ellis Island manifest)
- Last permanent residence is Syria, Jerusalem (1913 Ellis Island manifest)

She is trying to find out how the family got >from Monastir to Jerusalem and when.
She also remembers her grandmother had a sister in Bat Yam but she doesn't know
anything about her. If she has children, she would like to contact them.

If this is something you can help with or if you know someone you might recommend,
I'd appreciate hearing >from you.

Thank you,

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or
CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or
Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza)GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow KRAMER >from
Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please. The Sephardic Special Interest
Group would be of much help to you in your research. Go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic/ . To avoid having messages returned for
editing, or the moderator editing or truncating your research list, please keep
your list to six lines.


Help with Ellis Island manifest #general

Linda Fredin
 

Hello,
I am trying to find Sol or Solomon Flam on a ship manifest. He was born in 1886 in
Warsaw. On his Naturalization papers, he states that he entered the U.S. on either
the SS Fatherland or Vaderland on 2/8/1906 which sailed >from Antwerp. He lists his
last foreign residence as Warsaw, Poland. I think it might be the Vaderland which
arrived on 2/7/1906 but I cannot locate his name on the manifest.

I'd appreciate any assitance in finding his name on manifest.
Thank you,
Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or
CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or
Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza) GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow KRAMER >from
Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with Ellis Island manifest #general

Linda Fredin
 

Hello,
I am trying to find Sol or Solomon Flam on a ship manifest. He was born in 1886 in
Warsaw. On his Naturalization papers, he states that he entered the U.S. on either
the SS Fatherland or Vaderland on 2/8/1906 which sailed >from Antwerp. He lists his
last foreign residence as Warsaw, Poland. I think it might be the Vaderland which
arrived on 2/7/1906 but I cannot locate his name on the manifest.

I'd appreciate any assitance in finding his name on manifest.
Thank you,
Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or
CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev, Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or
Zhvanchik). FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza) GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow KRAMER >from
Ukraine or Russia BARON >from Ukraine or Russia


French ressources for Genealogy #general

Micheline GUTMANN
 

In order to prepare the Paris conference of genealogy, you may find our guides For
French Genealogy in free access. Quite complete and regularly updated. And some
other official useful addresses:

http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/research-guides/
Paris http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/research-guides/Paris.php
Civil records >from Paris archives on line:
http://canadp-archivesenligne.paris.fr/archives_etat_civil/index.php
Lorraine:
http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/research-guides/Lorraine.php
Comtat Venaissin:
http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/research-guides/Comtat.php
Alsace:
http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/Alsace/guide.php
+ Civil records on line for Alsace: archives of Bas-Rhin
http://etat-civil.bas-rhin.fr/adeloch/index.php
and Haut-Rhin http://www.archives.cg68.fr/Services_Actes_Civils.aspx
A general map of archives on line in France
http://www.archivesdefrance.culture.gouv.fr/ressources/en-ligne/
A map of names in France >from 1891 to 1990 could also be very useful
http://www.geopatronyme.com/

Many other addresses...Enjoy !

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France
web site GenAmi: www.genami.org

MODERATOR NOTE: Many of the websites cited above are in French only


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen French ressources for Genealogy #general

Micheline GUTMANN
 

In order to prepare the Paris conference of genealogy, you may find our guides For
French Genealogy in free access. Quite complete and regularly updated. And some
other official useful addresses:

http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/research-guides/
Paris http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/research-guides/Paris.php
Civil records >from Paris archives on line:
http://canadp-archivesenligne.paris.fr/archives_etat_civil/index.php
Lorraine:
http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/research-guides/Lorraine.php
Comtat Venaissin:
http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/research-guides/Comtat.php
Alsace:
http://www.genami.org/en/countries-of-your-roots/Alsace/guide.php
+ Civil records on line for Alsace: archives of Bas-Rhin
http://etat-civil.bas-rhin.fr/adeloch/index.php
and Haut-Rhin http://www.archives.cg68.fr/Services_Actes_Civils.aspx
A general map of archives on line in France
http://www.archivesdefrance.culture.gouv.fr/ressources/en-ligne/
A map of names in France >from 1891 to 1990 could also be very useful
http://www.geopatronyme.com/

Many other addresses...Enjoy !

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France
web site GenAmi: www.genami.org

MODERATOR NOTE: Many of the websites cited above are in French only


Father-in-law of Rabbi Binjamin "Wolf" ben Alexander/Sender TRAUB b.1638 #rabbinic

Alan Ehrlich
 

Hello,

I noted >from Ele Toldot (transcribed by Ettlinger and published on the Leo
Beck Institute's web site) that my ancestor, Majer Wuerzburg born in the
late 1500s or early 1600s, had the title "Parnas".

Ele Toldot doesn't provide any further information regarding his origins or
predecessors, nor is there any burial information for him in the Steinheim
Institute's burials data base either; however, he is mentioned on the
Steinheim site in relation to the year 1712 grave (No. 225) in the
Battonnstrasse cemetery, Frankfurt am Main... that of his daughter Hendle
bat Majer Wuerzburg, who was married to Rabbi Binjamin "Wolf" ben
Alexander/Sender Traub.

So, I'd be grateful for any suggestion or information concerning where/how I
might find information about who were the Parnases of Wuerzburg and the
surrounding locations during the 1600s... which I believe includes the
following places: Acholshausen, Allersheim , Aub, Boettigheim, Buetthard,
Eibelstadt, Estenfeld, Fuchsstadt, Gaukoenigshofen, Geroldshausen,
Giebelstadt, Gossmannsdorf, Greussenheim, Hoechberg, Kirchheim,
Oberaltertheim, Randersacker, Reichenberg, Remlingen, Rimpar, Roettingen,
Sommerhausen, Tauberrettersheim, Unteraltertheim, Untereisenheim,
Unterleinach, Veitshoechheim, Winterhausen, Zell.

Thank you.

Friendly regards,
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Father-in-law of Rabbi Binjamin "Wolf" ben Alexander/Sender TRAUB b.1638 #rabbinic

Alan Ehrlich
 

Hello,

I noted >from Ele Toldot (transcribed by Ettlinger and published on the Leo
Beck Institute's web site) that my ancestor, Majer Wuerzburg born in the
late 1500s or early 1600s, had the title "Parnas".

Ele Toldot doesn't provide any further information regarding his origins or
predecessors, nor is there any burial information for him in the Steinheim
Institute's burials data base either; however, he is mentioned on the
Steinheim site in relation to the year 1712 grave (No. 225) in the
Battonnstrasse cemetery, Frankfurt am Main... that of his daughter Hendle
bat Majer Wuerzburg, who was married to Rabbi Binjamin "Wolf" ben
Alexander/Sender Traub.

So, I'd be grateful for any suggestion or information concerning where/how I
might find information about who were the Parnases of Wuerzburg and the
surrounding locations during the 1600s... which I believe includes the
following places: Acholshausen, Allersheim , Aub, Boettigheim, Buetthard,
Eibelstadt, Estenfeld, Fuchsstadt, Gaukoenigshofen, Geroldshausen,
Giebelstadt, Gossmannsdorf, Greussenheim, Hoechberg, Kirchheim,
Oberaltertheim, Randersacker, Reichenberg, Remlingen, Rimpar, Roettingen,
Sommerhausen, Tauberrettersheim, Unteraltertheim, Untereisenheim,
Unterleinach, Veitshoechheim, Winterhausen, Zell.

Thank you.

Friendly regards,
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


KAHANAs of Hungary and Galicia #rabbinic

Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

I am in the midst of writing an account of my family's experience
before during and after the Shoah. My father, Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm
Weinberg, served as the first State Rabbi of Hesse, Germany, after
WWII, and my mother, Irene Weinberg,( herself a descendant of R.
Akiba Eger) survived as an Aryan in Lwow and Warsaw. Their account
is posted on the blog referenced below.
I am trying to determine the exact connection between my maternal
grandmother and three noted dayyanim in the cities of Sighet, Teczo
and Huszt.
This is the information I have.
My father's grandmother, Devorah Kahana,(born c 1840) was daughter
of a Benjamin KAHANA( born c 1810) and his wife, of whom we only
have the last name, Kurtz.
My uncle left me notes about his grandmother and her claims to
" yichus" >from the leading Jewish family of Hungary, as I can tell,
descendants of R. Yom Tov Lipman Heller through his daughter, Reziel,
married to Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Heller-Kahana. She referred to
relatives who were dayyanim of the cities of Sighet, Teczo, and
Huszt. She had an uncle who was Rabbi of Kalusz , a town to the east
of Dolyna( Dolina, Galicia); she claimed he was revered by the local
Christian peasants for his wisdom and his blessings , as "maly bozek"
-a little god. After the Holocaust, my uncle met a Dayan Friedman
from Teczo who assured him the she was indeed correct. She was
referring to three brothers, Rabbis Hayyim Aryeh, Joseph Mordecai,
and Jacob Gedaliah Kahana, contemporaries of my great-grandmother,
and >from that very same region; they may have been her cousins,once
or twice removed. My father kept a copy of one book, a fragment >from
the work by R.Joseph Mordecai, " Divrei Tzadikim"(Sayings of the
Righteous)and I can only guess that his father had kept it as a
reminder of the family conection.( She also made mention of another
book," Revid Hazahav"( Golden Chain), attributed in other sources
to one R. Israel Dov Ber Gelernter, a work on transmigration of the
soul, which I found quoted in hand-written notes of my grandfather.)
If anyone has any leads for me, I would appreciate it greatly,
Todah in advance,

Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
Encino, CA
email: norofra@...

Karmi Sheli-My Vineyard
The Courage of the Spirit:The story of Europe's Jewry in the 20 th
Century >from family accounts and documents
http://karmisheli.blogspot.com

Reasearching Family Records of WEINBERG( Dolyna/Ukraine, Vienna/Austria,
Frankfurt AM, Germany),ZARWANITZER ( Dolyna/Ukraine),IGER( Lviv,
Podwolochisk/Ukraine)GOTTDENKER ( Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ulraine).


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic KAHANAs of Hungary and Galicia #rabbinic

Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

I am in the midst of writing an account of my family's experience
before during and after the Shoah. My father, Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm
Weinberg, served as the first State Rabbi of Hesse, Germany, after
WWII, and my mother, Irene Weinberg,( herself a descendant of R.
Akiba Eger) survived as an Aryan in Lwow and Warsaw. Their account
is posted on the blog referenced below.
I am trying to determine the exact connection between my maternal
grandmother and three noted dayyanim in the cities of Sighet, Teczo
and Huszt.
This is the information I have.
My father's grandmother, Devorah Kahana,(born c 1840) was daughter
of a Benjamin KAHANA( born c 1810) and his wife, of whom we only
have the last name, Kurtz.
My uncle left me notes about his grandmother and her claims to
" yichus" >from the leading Jewish family of Hungary, as I can tell,
descendants of R. Yom Tov Lipman Heller through his daughter, Reziel,
married to Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Heller-Kahana. She referred to
relatives who were dayyanim of the cities of Sighet, Teczo, and
Huszt. She had an uncle who was Rabbi of Kalusz , a town to the east
of Dolyna( Dolina, Galicia); she claimed he was revered by the local
Christian peasants for his wisdom and his blessings , as "maly bozek"
-a little god. After the Holocaust, my uncle met a Dayan Friedman
from Teczo who assured him the she was indeed correct. She was
referring to three brothers, Rabbis Hayyim Aryeh, Joseph Mordecai,
and Jacob Gedaliah Kahana, contemporaries of my great-grandmother,
and >from that very same region; they may have been her cousins,once
or twice removed. My father kept a copy of one book, a fragment >from
the work by R.Joseph Mordecai, " Divrei Tzadikim"(Sayings of the
Righteous)and I can only guess that his father had kept it as a
reminder of the family conection.( She also made mention of another
book," Revid Hazahav"( Golden Chain), attributed in other sources
to one R. Israel Dov Ber Gelernter, a work on transmigration of the
soul, which I found quoted in hand-written notes of my grandfather.)
If anyone has any leads for me, I would appreciate it greatly,
Todah in advance,

Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
Encino, CA
email: norofra@...

Karmi Sheli-My Vineyard
The Courage of the Spirit:The story of Europe's Jewry in the 20 th
Century >from family accounts and documents
http://karmisheli.blogspot.com

Reasearching Family Records of WEINBERG( Dolyna/Ukraine, Vienna/Austria,
Frankfurt AM, Germany),ZARWANITZER ( Dolyna/Ukraine),IGER( Lviv,
Podwolochisk/Ukraine)GOTTDENKER ( Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ulraine).


Re: fyi: New search tool #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Thanks Bernard.
Just thought of leaving a link about it here.

http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searchbyimage.html

Shabat Shalom

Avraham Yehoshua Kahana

From: Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
Yesterday Google displayed a new search feature for desktop PCs that analyzes an
image and provides the necessary information about it. For example it can provide
information as to which country appears to be depicted in the background of a
family picture.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: fyi: New search tool #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

Thanks Bernard.
Just thought of leaving a link about it here.

http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searchbyimage.html

Shabat Shalom

Avraham Yehoshua Kahana

From: Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
Yesterday Google displayed a new search feature for desktop PCs that analyzes an
image and provides the necessary information about it. For example it can provide
information as to which country appears to be depicted in the background of a
family picture.


Re: Locating city of birth and possibly a different name(KELFER) #general

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Jewish Gen Digest,

Marc Wormser is trying to locate the birthplace of his grandfather Ralph KELFER:
<[He] emigrated in 1898 to the US but I am unable to find any port of entry at this
point. He was born on 19 Nov 1879 to Abraham and Hanna Kelfer. Some [siblings]
settled in Mass.and some in Texas. He married Bertha HOPPER in St.Louis,MO in 1905.

1. Since Marc had tried unsuccessfully to locate the port of entry, the procedure I
followed was to consult A, the leading subscription database, to research the 1900
and 1910 US Censuses. Upon entering just KELFER in the 1900 Census, I found "Ralfel
KELFER" in Boston, probably the correct person. Then in the 1910 census, I again
just entered KELFER, and discovered that Ralph's parents, Marc's great
grandparents, Abraham and Anna (Hanna) had emigrated in 1907 to St. Louis where
Marc mentioned his grandparents had married. Also in the 1910 Census were Morris,
Samuel and Joseph in Malden, MA, in addition to Ralph and Bertha, William and Max
in St Louis. (I didn't pursue the family in Texas).

2. Because it was not unusual for older immigrants such as Abraham (b. 1840) to not
become naturalized, I searched on the same site for KELFER in Naturalization
Records and found an index card for Morris Kelfer who was born in Wolines, Russia,
and a card for Joseph Kelfer, residing in Malden, MA who was born in Wolyn, Russia.

3. Then I went back and entered Wolin as well as KELFER in the Naturalization
search and was prompted to choose among the following: Wolin, Zachodniopomorskie,
Poland; Wolino, Podkarpackie, Poland; Wolina, Pomorskie, Poland. When I entered
Wolyn, I was offered Wolynce, Podlaskie, Poland or Wolynce, Mazowieckie, Poland.

4. I then consulted Town Search and Shtetl Seeker on Jewish Gen and found three
likely possibilities for Wolines/Wolyn: Poland, Ukraine and Czech Republic.

5. Marc could follow up by mentioning Wolyn to older family members who upon
hearing the town may remember the country it was in then, by looking at additional
naturalization records for family members (for example, the Texas branch) to
confirm the town of birth, while also seeking the assistance of shtetl expert
Alexander Sharon via a post on Jewish Gen.

6. It is also very worthwhile to consult Alexander Beider's books to determine
where the name KELFER was found in Eastern Europe: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames
from the Kingdom of Poland, Jewish Surnames >from Prague (15th-18th centuries), A
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire. Marc can check
www.worldcat.org to find a nearby library that has Beiders' books. Once the
country is determined, Marc can then search JRI Poland or other databases on Jewish
Gen.

Good luck, Marc. I hope these suggestions are helpful.

Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
Jonava Lithuania Yizkor Book Translation Coordinator

researching GOLDSHMIDT,GITTES(GADIE,GADYE,GIDUT,GDUD),F(P)ILVINSKY, SHLOMOVICH,
DRUSKOVICH, LANGMAN, RANDMAN, ROCHELSON, Lithuania:Seta, Kaunas, Jonava, Ukmerge,
Vandziogala, Kedainiai, Krakes, Adutiskis, Zemaiciu Naumiestes
TOBIAS, ROZHANSKY, MIRANSKY, BILINSKY, FOGEL, PROTAS, RUSEK, TRIBUKH Belarus:
NovyySverzhen, Stolbtsy, Mir, Yasevichi, GUREWICZ, DRASNAN Belarus: Dolginovo,
Vileika


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Re: Locating city of birth and possibly a different name(KELFER) #general

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Jewish Gen Digest,

Marc Wormser is trying to locate the birthplace of his grandfather Ralph KELFER:
<[He] emigrated in 1898 to the US but I am unable to find any port of entry at this
point. He was born on 19 Nov 1879 to Abraham and Hanna Kelfer. Some [siblings]
settled in Mass.and some in Texas. He married Bertha HOPPER in St.Louis,MO in 1905.

1. Since Marc had tried unsuccessfully to locate the port of entry, the procedure I
followed was to consult A, the leading subscription database, to research the 1900
and 1910 US Censuses. Upon entering just KELFER in the 1900 Census, I found "Ralfel
KELFER" in Boston, probably the correct person. Then in the 1910 census, I again
just entered KELFER, and discovered that Ralph's parents, Marc's great
grandparents, Abraham and Anna (Hanna) had emigrated in 1907 to St. Louis where
Marc mentioned his grandparents had married. Also in the 1910 Census were Morris,
Samuel and Joseph in Malden, MA, in addition to Ralph and Bertha, William and Max
in St Louis. (I didn't pursue the family in Texas).

2. Because it was not unusual for older immigrants such as Abraham (b. 1840) to not
become naturalized, I searched on the same site for KELFER in Naturalization
Records and found an index card for Morris Kelfer who was born in Wolines, Russia,
and a card for Joseph Kelfer, residing in Malden, MA who was born in Wolyn, Russia.

3. Then I went back and entered Wolin as well as KELFER in the Naturalization
search and was prompted to choose among the following: Wolin, Zachodniopomorskie,
Poland; Wolino, Podkarpackie, Poland; Wolina, Pomorskie, Poland. When I entered
Wolyn, I was offered Wolynce, Podlaskie, Poland or Wolynce, Mazowieckie, Poland.

4. I then consulted Town Search and Shtetl Seeker on Jewish Gen and found three
likely possibilities for Wolines/Wolyn: Poland, Ukraine and Czech Republic.

5. Marc could follow up by mentioning Wolyn to older family members who upon
hearing the town may remember the country it was in then, by looking at additional
naturalization records for family members (for example, the Texas branch) to
confirm the town of birth, while also seeking the assistance of shtetl expert
Alexander Sharon via a post on Jewish Gen.

6. It is also very worthwhile to consult Alexander Beider's books to determine
where the name KELFER was found in Eastern Europe: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames
from the Kingdom of Poland, Jewish Surnames >from Prague (15th-18th centuries), A
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian Empire. Marc can check
www.worldcat.org to find a nearby library that has Beiders' books. Once the
country is determined, Marc can then search JRI Poland or other databases on Jewish
Gen.

Good luck, Marc. I hope these suggestions are helpful.

Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
Jonava Lithuania Yizkor Book Translation Coordinator

researching GOLDSHMIDT,GITTES(GADIE,GADYE,GIDUT,GDUD),F(P)ILVINSKY, SHLOMOVICH,
DRUSKOVICH, LANGMAN, RANDMAN, ROCHELSON, Lithuania:Seta, Kaunas, Jonava, Ukmerge,
Vandziogala, Kedainiai, Krakes, Adutiskis, Zemaiciu Naumiestes
TOBIAS, ROZHANSKY, MIRANSKY, BILINSKY, FOGEL, PROTAS, RUSEK, TRIBUKH Belarus:
NovyySverzhen, Stolbtsy, Mir, Yasevichi, GUREWICZ, DRASNAN Belarus: Dolginovo,
Vileika


Translation of Lithuanian Birth Record #rabbinic

John <john_hosie@...>
 

Hi List
Looking for some kind soul to translate a Lithuanian Birth Record for 1861
Vilna. Being written in an older form of Russian and Hebrew has made it hard
to get a correct translation of the names. It is a HaLevi line that came to
Australia in 1890 and I wished to trace it back to where it came from. A
Naturalization paper said that Arthur MUTZ or Avraham Shimon Yitzchak was
born in Vilna, Russia. His father was Yehuda David and mother Annie. He
died in 1929 at the age of 29 years and so born in 1861. I wrote to the
Lithuanian Archives and obtained a birth record. Can supply this record.
Regards
John Hosie
Melbourne
Australia
john_hosie@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Translation of Lithuanian Birth Record #rabbinic

John <john_hosie@...>
 

Hi List
Looking for some kind soul to translate a Lithuanian Birth Record for 1861
Vilna. Being written in an older form of Russian and Hebrew has made it hard
to get a correct translation of the names. It is a HaLevi line that came to
Australia in 1890 and I wished to trace it back to where it came from. A
Naturalization paper said that Arthur MUTZ or Avraham Shimon Yitzchak was
born in Vilna, Russia. His father was Yehuda David and mother Annie. He
died in 1929 at the age of 29 years and so born in 1861. I wrote to the
Lithuanian Archives and obtained a birth record. Can supply this record.
Regards
John Hosie
Melbourne
Australia
john_hosie@...


Hebrew newspaper articles -- Need Translation #rabbinic

Ann Rabinowitz
 

I have obtained a series of 41 newspaper articles >from the period 1856-1902
which are written in Hebrew and are relating to life in the shtetl of Kupiskis,
Lithuania. These articles need to be translated into English and will be placed
on the Kupiskis ShtetLink site on JewishGen when completed. Most of the
material in the articles is either contained within a larger article or just a
few paragraphs, so the translation would not be significant. Many of the
articles mention other shtetls as well.

An example of what can be found in these articles and which proves their value
to more than those researching Kupiskis is the one translated by Paul Cheifitz
which referred to the marriage of Aleksander Baranov, the son of Rav Abba-Yakov
ha Cohen Baranov, Av Bet Din of Polotsk, Belarus, who married Henny Yudelmark of
Kupiskis in 1901. The interesting thing is neither family is mentioned in the
civil records, so for those researching them this is a bonus. It also provides
an idea of when Rav Baranov served in Polotsk. Further, there are also several
articles which discuss the interaction between the Hassidim and Mitnagdim in the
town which was one of two major shtetls in Lithuania to have an Hassidic
presence. Also, mentioned is the yeshiva in Kupiskis which was founded in the
1800's which attracted many adult students.

Several of the writers of the articles used pseudonyms such as Ben Dov or Sholom
ben Josh to hide their real identity and prevent official retribution if they
happened to write something untoward. The articles they wrote cover daily
events too as expressed in a column entitled "Things That Happen Every Day". Of
especial note were two fires which occurred in 1876 and 1886 which nearly
destroyed the shtetl. Other articles listed books of interest, contributors to
various charities, and indices of mentions of the shtetl in prior years in the
publications and tables of content for specific issues of the newspapers which
mentioned the shtetl.

If you are proficient in Hebrew and would like to learn more about this effort,
please contact me at Ann Rabinowitz, annrab@.... At some point, if
this project goes well, we would like to proceed with articles regarding
Rokiskis, Lithuania, which will then be placed on the Rokiskis ShtetLink site on
JewishGen.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Hebrew newspaper articles -- Need Translation #rabbinic

Ann Rabinowitz
 

I have obtained a series of 41 newspaper articles >from the period 1856-1902
which are written in Hebrew and are relating to life in the shtetl of Kupiskis,
Lithuania. These articles need to be translated into English and will be placed
on the Kupiskis ShtetLink site on JewishGen when completed. Most of the
material in the articles is either contained within a larger article or just a
few paragraphs, so the translation would not be significant. Many of the
articles mention other shtetls as well.

An example of what can be found in these articles and which proves their value
to more than those researching Kupiskis is the one translated by Paul Cheifitz
which referred to the marriage of Aleksander Baranov, the son of Rav Abba-Yakov
ha Cohen Baranov, Av Bet Din of Polotsk, Belarus, who married Henny Yudelmark of
Kupiskis in 1901. The interesting thing is neither family is mentioned in the
civil records, so for those researching them this is a bonus. It also provides
an idea of when Rav Baranov served in Polotsk. Further, there are also several
articles which discuss the interaction between the Hassidim and Mitnagdim in the
town which was one of two major shtetls in Lithuania to have an Hassidic
presence. Also, mentioned is the yeshiva in Kupiskis which was founded in the
1800's which attracted many adult students.

Several of the writers of the articles used pseudonyms such as Ben Dov or Sholom
ben Josh to hide their real identity and prevent official retribution if they
happened to write something untoward. The articles they wrote cover daily
events too as expressed in a column entitled "Things That Happen Every Day". Of
especial note were two fires which occurred in 1876 and 1886 which nearly
destroyed the shtetl. Other articles listed books of interest, contributors to
various charities, and indices of mentions of the shtetl in prior years in the
publications and tables of content for specific issues of the newspapers which
mentioned the shtetl.

If you are proficient in Hebrew and would like to learn more about this effort,
please contact me at Ann Rabinowitz, annrab@.... At some point, if
this project goes well, we would like to proceed with articles regarding
Rokiskis, Lithuania, which will then be placed on the Rokiskis ShtetLink site on
JewishGen.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

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