Date   
NICOLAUER/LOEWY from Nicolau? #general

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

According to Family Search death records >from Trencsen, Slovakia, my 4G grandfather
was Ezechiel NICOLAUER or LOEWY, a rabbi born in Nikolau in 1768. He moved to
Szepes, Hungary in the early 19th century where he shows up in a series of census
records with a wife, four sons, and two daughters, including my 3G grandmother Rosa
Terez b. 1795, who married Markus/Mordechai haLevi SPITZ b. Trencsen, 1796. Their
children include Aron, b. abt 1824, Miriam/Maria BLUMGRUND, b. Hunfalu/Huncovce
1833, and Lipot b. abt 1835, who married Fani DIENER or DONNER.

I have been unable to find a place called Nikolau and wonder if the place is
Nikolsburg, now Mikuluv, Slovakia.

Suggestions will be appreciated.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NICOLAUER/LOEWY from Nicolau? #general

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

According to Family Search death records >from Trencsen, Slovakia, my 4G grandfather
was Ezechiel NICOLAUER or LOEWY, a rabbi born in Nikolau in 1768. He moved to
Szepes, Hungary in the early 19th century where he shows up in a series of census
records with a wife, four sons, and two daughters, including my 3G grandmother Rosa
Terez b. 1795, who married Markus/Mordechai haLevi SPITZ b. Trencsen, 1796. Their
children include Aron, b. abt 1824, Miriam/Maria BLUMGRUND, b. Hunfalu/Huncovce
1833, and Lipot b. abt 1835, who married Fani DIENER or DONNER.

I have been unable to find a place called Nikolau and wonder if the place is
Nikolsburg, now Mikuluv, Slovakia.

Suggestions will be appreciated.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California

Rolling Hills Memorial Park/Tel Shalom, Richmond, California #general

nk
 

Genners,

I would appreciate photos of 2 headstones >from Rolling Hills Memorial Park/Tel
Shalom, in Richmond, California:

1) Solomon Silbowitz Plot 0529-1 Died/Buried either January 1 or 8, 1991
2) Bertha Silbowitz Plot 0529-2 Burial date April 1, 2005

Thanks so much in advance. Enjoy the lights of Chanukah,

Michele Zell Kanter
Skokie, Illinois

Searching:
Korb, Levin: Skopishok, Lithuania
Zelbovich, Zilber: Ponidel, Lithuania
Greenberg: Kamenny Brod, Ukraine
Karlik, Lavintman: Kitay Gorod, Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of efforts please let Michele know, privately
before you go to the cemetery

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rolling Hills Memorial Park/Tel Shalom, Richmond, California #general

nk
 

Genners,

I would appreciate photos of 2 headstones >from Rolling Hills Memorial Park/Tel
Shalom, in Richmond, California:

1) Solomon Silbowitz Plot 0529-1 Died/Buried either January 1 or 8, 1991
2) Bertha Silbowitz Plot 0529-2 Burial date April 1, 2005

Thanks so much in advance. Enjoy the lights of Chanukah,

Michele Zell Kanter
Skokie, Illinois

Searching:
Korb, Levin: Skopishok, Lithuania
Zelbovich, Zilber: Ponidel, Lithuania
Greenberg: Kamenny Brod, Ukraine
Karlik, Lavintman: Kitay Gorod, Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of efforts please let Michele know, privately
before you go to the cemetery

document witnesses as relatives #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

It is certainly possible for a witness to a birth record to have the same surname
as the child's mother, and to be related.

The function of the witness on these 19th century documents is to confirm that the
scribe has accurately written what the informant (in the case of a birth, usually
the father) has told him. If the grandfather came with the father, he would be a
convenient witness. If less than the required number of persons came with the
informant, the supplemental witnesses would likely be neighbors of the record-maker
who could be quickly rounded up to witness the fact that the record-maker had
accurately set down the oral testimony of the informant.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA 92110-2492 U.S.A.
lazer@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen document witnesses as relatives #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

It is certainly possible for a witness to a birth record to have the same surname
as the child's mother, and to be related.

The function of the witness on these 19th century documents is to confirm that the
scribe has accurately written what the informant (in the case of a birth, usually
the father) has told him. If the grandfather came with the father, he would be a
convenient witness. If less than the required number of persons came with the
informant, the supplemental witnesses would likely be neighbors of the record-maker
who could be quickly rounded up to witness the fact that the record-maker had
accurately set down the oral testimony of the informant.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA 92110-2492 U.S.A.
lazer@...

Looking for More on my Kleinberg(er) Family #romania

sharon yampell
 

While recently discovering the names of my great great great grandparents,
I found that my great great grandmother Brane KLEINBERG (born in BACAU Moldovia)
had at least one full sister, Josephine (born to Meyer Leib KLEINBERG and Fraidel Unknown)
and three half brothers, born to her father and step-mother (Meyer Leib KLEINBERG and
Bessie Heller KLEINBERG). I have been able to follow the family of her half brother Moses
and found that her sister married someone with the last name of ZENTNER; other than that,
I am completely stumped. Meyer and Fraidel were both born in Rudi, Moldovia).
Do any of these names sound familiar to anyone?

Thank you!
Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah
Sharon F. Yampell
Voorhees, NJ
Researcher number 128890

Romania SIG #Romania Looking for More on my Kleinberg(er) Family #romania

sharon yampell
 

While recently discovering the names of my great great great grandparents,
I found that my great great grandmother Brane KLEINBERG (born in BACAU Moldovia)
had at least one full sister, Josephine (born to Meyer Leib KLEINBERG and Fraidel Unknown)
and three half brothers, born to her father and step-mother (Meyer Leib KLEINBERG and
Bessie Heller KLEINBERG). I have been able to follow the family of her half brother Moses
and found that her sister married someone with the last name of ZENTNER; other than that,
I am completely stumped. Meyer and Fraidel were both born in Rudi, Moldovia).
Do any of these names sound familiar to anyone?

Thank you!
Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah
Sharon F. Yampell
Voorhees, NJ
Researcher number 128890

Looking for a Romanian Researcher to Read Headstones #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

I am looking for a researcher in Romania who can read or decipher Hebrew
off of gravestones. Please contact me privately.

Roger Adler
BALDREAL@...

*Moderator Note: Please review Rom-Sig website and come to one of
your Coordinators before you agree to any transactions. =

Romania SIG #Romania Looking for a Romanian Researcher to Read Headstones #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

I am looking for a researcher in Romania who can read or decipher Hebrew
off of gravestones. Please contact me privately.

Roger Adler
BALDREAL@...

*Moderator Note: Please review Rom-Sig website and come to one of
your Coordinators before you agree to any transactions. =

Requesting records - Bacau, Romania #romania

Lisa Cohn
 

I've seen people comment on getting records >from Bacau, Romania.  If
someone could let me know how to go about doing this, I'd appreciate it.  I'd
like more information on my great-grandmother, Sarlotta Cohn.  Born in
Bacau around 1885 (maybe 1875-1880) to Haim and Ruhla Brucar. 
(information >from her death certificate in 1930).And any other tips on starting
to trace her and her parents before she moved
to Botosani would be welcome as well.

Thanks!
Lisa Cohn
COHN -  Botosani,
BRUCHAR - Bacau
LITMAN  - NovoselitsaCOHEN, SWOFF, RUBIN - Zagare, Lithuania

Call for Papers - 34th IAJGS Conference, Salt Lake City, 7/27-8/1/2014 #yiddish

bounce-2704346-772983@...
 

Greetings,

The 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take
place in Salt Lake City >from July 27 through August 1, 2014, If you
would like to learn more about the conference, submit a presentation
or computer workshop proposal, sign up for the conference blog or
discussion forum, or make hotel reservations at our special conference
rate, please visit the conference website, www.iajgs2014.org.

While the program committee will consider all submissions, we have
identified some focus areas in which we are especially interested.
These include Genealogy and Jewish History related to World War I,
Jews of the Western United States, Technology in support of
genealogical research, Immigration and migration over the ages and
Ethical considerations in genealogy.

The conference will kick off one day shy of the 100th anniversary of
the start of World War I (Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on
July 28, 1914, one month after the assassination in Sarajevo of
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria). Many of us have ancestors who
served in the armies of the various nations engaged in this conflict.
The War and subsequent fighting for control of Eastern Europe
devastated much of Europe including the Jewish heartland in the Pale.
It stimulated a wave of Jewish migration and resulted in the Balfour
declaration, calling for "the establishment in Palestine of a national
home for the Jewish people". If you would like to submit a speaking
proposal related to the "War to End all Wars" please do so.

Whether you wish to be a speaker or not, we invite you to submit
family stories and pictures >from this era for sharing. You will be
able to do so once conference registration opens in one month. So,
start gathering your stories and pictures now.

Hope you have been having a terrific Thanksgiving and Chanukah. We
look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City this summer for a world
class genealogical learning experience.

Hal Bookbinder, co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Romania SIG #Romania Requesting records - Bacau, Romania #romania

Lisa Cohn
 

I've seen people comment on getting records >from Bacau, Romania.  If
someone could let me know how to go about doing this, I'd appreciate it.  I'd
like more information on my great-grandmother, Sarlotta Cohn.  Born in
Bacau around 1885 (maybe 1875-1880) to Haim and Ruhla Brucar. 
(information >from her death certificate in 1930).And any other tips on starting
to trace her and her parents before she moved
to Botosani would be welcome as well.

Thanks!
Lisa Cohn
COHN -  Botosani,
BRUCHAR - Bacau
LITMAN  - NovoselitsaCOHEN, SWOFF, RUBIN - Zagare, Lithuania

Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Call for Papers - 34th IAJGS Conference, Salt Lake City, 7/27-8/1/2014 #yiddish

bounce-2704346-772983@...
 

Greetings,

The 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take
place in Salt Lake City >from July 27 through August 1, 2014, If you
would like to learn more about the conference, submit a presentation
or computer workshop proposal, sign up for the conference blog or
discussion forum, or make hotel reservations at our special conference
rate, please visit the conference website, www.iajgs2014.org.

While the program committee will consider all submissions, we have
identified some focus areas in which we are especially interested.
These include Genealogy and Jewish History related to World War I,
Jews of the Western United States, Technology in support of
genealogical research, Immigration and migration over the ages and
Ethical considerations in genealogy.

The conference will kick off one day shy of the 100th anniversary of
the start of World War I (Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on
July 28, 1914, one month after the assassination in Sarajevo of
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria). Many of us have ancestors who
served in the armies of the various nations engaged in this conflict.
The War and subsequent fighting for control of Eastern Europe
devastated much of Europe including the Jewish heartland in the Pale.
It stimulated a wave of Jewish migration and resulted in the Balfour
declaration, calling for "the establishment in Palestine of a national
home for the Jewish people". If you would like to submit a speaking
proposal related to the "War to End all Wars" please do so.

Whether you wish to be a speaker or not, we invite you to submit
family stories and pictures >from this era for sharing. You will be
able to do so once conference registration opens in one month. So,
start gathering your stories and pictures now.

Hope you have been having a terrific Thanksgiving and Chanukah. We
look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City this summer for a world
class genealogical learning experience.

Hal Bookbinder, co-chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Re: Help with locations #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear Richard,

Botosani, is both a city and a county in Romania. Dorohoi and Darabani
are both also in Botosani County. This is the far northeastern county of
Romania on the border with Ukraine.
Hertsa is now in Ukraine, co-opted by the Soviets, but was also
originally in the same areain Romania.

The Rom-SIg is working on records for Hertsa, and also Botosani and
other towns in the region. We hope to have them on the All Romania
Database of JewishGen as soon as the work is finished. Cemetery records
for Botosani are already on the JOWBR site. We also need volunteers to
assist in the database creations. Or, if one is unable to do that, then
donations to help us acquire more records are very welcome indeed! We
need help to help us help you!

I hope this will help,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator Rom-SIG
================================

On 11/27/2013 6:56 AM, Richard Lederman wrote:
Hello!
I'm a little confused with locations in Romania. Members of my family, the
Lederman/Leiderman family, list their origins on ship manifests and
immigration papers variously as Botasani, Dorohoi, Dorabani and Herta. Can
anyone help me with the relationship among these different locations.

Thanks!

Richard C. Lederman, Ph.D.
Silver Spring, MD
E-mail: rclederman@...

Check out my blog at www.thereligioushumanist.com



Romania SIG #Romania Re: Help with locations #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear Richard,

Botosani, is both a city and a county in Romania. Dorohoi and Darabani
are both also in Botosani County. This is the far northeastern county of
Romania on the border with Ukraine.
Hertsa is now in Ukraine, co-opted by the Soviets, but was also
originally in the same areain Romania.

The Rom-SIg is working on records for Hertsa, and also Botosani and
other towns in the region. We hope to have them on the All Romania
Database of JewishGen as soon as the work is finished. Cemetery records
for Botosani are already on the JOWBR site. We also need volunteers to
assist in the database creations. Or, if one is unable to do that, then
donations to help us acquire more records are very welcome indeed! We
need help to help us help you!

I hope this will help,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator Rom-SIG
================================

On 11/27/2013 6:56 AM, Richard Lederman wrote:
Hello!
I'm a little confused with locations in Romania. Members of my family, the
Lederman/Leiderman family, list their origins on ship manifests and
immigration papers variously as Botasani, Dorohoi, Dorabani and Herta. Can
anyone help me with the relationship among these different locations.

Thanks!

Richard C. Lederman, Ph.D.
Silver Spring, MD
E-mail: rclederman@...

Check out my blog at www.thereligioushumanist.com



Re: rom-sig digest: November 29, 2013 #romania

Fran Stier <franstier@...>
 

The town-finder on JewishGen may be helpful in figuring out which names are
variants in use at different times and which are nearby towns?

http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp

Botasani and Dorohoi are listed

Fran Stier

Subject: rom-sig digest: November 29, 2013

Hello!
I'm a little confused with locations in Romania. Members of my family, the
Lederman/Leiderman family, list their origins on ship manifests and
immigration papers variously as Botasani, Dorohoi, Dorabani and Herta. Can
anyone help me with the relationship among these different locations.

Thanks!

Richard C. Lederman, Ph.D.
Silver Spring, MD
E-mail: rclederman@...

Check out my blog at www.thereligioushumanist.com

Romania SIG #Romania RE: rom-sig digest: November 29, 2013 #romania

Fran Stier <franstier@...>
 

The town-finder on JewishGen may be helpful in figuring out which names are
variants in use at different times and which are nearby towns?

http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp

Botasani and Dorohoi are listed

Fran Stier

Subject: rom-sig digest: November 29, 2013

Hello!
I'm a little confused with locations in Romania. Members of my family, the
Lederman/Leiderman family, list their origins on ship manifests and
immigration papers variously as Botasani, Dorohoi, Dorabani and Herta. Can
anyone help me with the relationship among these different locations.

Thanks!

Richard C. Lederman, Ph.D.
Silver Spring, MD
E-mail: rclederman@...

Check out my blog at www.thereligioushumanist.com

Iosasel #romania

Tom Grunfeld <0710tom@...>
 

Hello Genners!

A few weeks ago I visited the small town of Iosasel, near Gurahont in
Arad County. I found a Jewish cemetery which, the locals tell me, used
to have a plaque on the wall indicating it was established in the
1600s. No one takes care of this cemetery so it is deteriorating, but
there are no indications of vandalism.
Most of the remaining headstones are in Hebrew with some in Hungarian.
If anyone is interested in photos of the cemetery and some of the
headstones I would be happy to share them.

A. Tom Grunfeld
0710Tom@...

Romania SIG #Romania Iosasel #romania

Tom Grunfeld <0710tom@...>
 

Hello Genners!

A few weeks ago I visited the small town of Iosasel, near Gurahont in
Arad County. I found a Jewish cemetery which, the locals tell me, used
to have a plaque on the wall indicating it was established in the
1600s. No one takes care of this cemetery so it is deteriorating, but
there are no indications of vandalism.
Most of the remaining headstones are in Hebrew with some in Hungarian.
If anyone is interested in photos of the cemetery and some of the
headstones I would be happy to share them.

A. Tom Grunfeld
0710Tom@...