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Adding your current location to posts #general

Judy Simon
 

Along the lines of Rachelle Berliner's excellent reminder to add the surnames you
are researching to the end of your post, I also suggest adding your current town,
state and country to your post. Many regions have local Jewish Genealogy
Societies that you might not be aware of whose members are regular readers of the
JewishGen Discussion Group, and can invite you to participate in your local Jewish
Genealogy Society.

If any readers live in Long island, NY, we invite you to visit our website
www.jgsli.org and attend our monthly meetings.

Judy Simon,
Stony Brook, NY
researching: BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, SKUTELSKI, MIRANSKI, BAILENSON, RAPPAPORT,
PASSMAN >from Rezekne, Daugavpils and Ludza, Latvia; LEFKOWITZ, KELMER, MEZELSOR,
OLSTEIN, CHOJNA, AKERMAN, PLANCZNER >from the Lodz area, Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Adding your current location to posts #general

Judy Simon
 

Along the lines of Rachelle Berliner's excellent reminder to add the surnames you
are researching to the end of your post, I also suggest adding your current town,
state and country to your post. Many regions have local Jewish Genealogy
Societies that you might not be aware of whose members are regular readers of the
JewishGen Discussion Group, and can invite you to participate in your local Jewish
Genealogy Society.

If any readers live in Long island, NY, we invite you to visit our website
www.jgsli.org and attend our monthly meetings.

Judy Simon,
Stony Brook, NY
researching: BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, SKUTELSKI, MIRANSKI, BAILENSON, RAPPAPORT,
PASSMAN >from Rezekne, Daugavpils and Ludza, Latvia; LEFKOWITZ, KELMER, MEZELSOR,
OLSTEIN, CHOJNA, AKERMAN, PLANCZNER >from the Lodz area, Poland.


Re: Adding search names to end of posts #poland

Asher <aarbit@...>
 

It seems to me that putting a few surnames and cities at the end of a post is a
rather meager way of helping other.

A far superior method would be to put your entire tree into the "Family Tree of the
Jewish People" on JewishGen where it can be easily searched.

Ken Arbit


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Adding search names to end of posts #general

Asher <aarbit@...>
 

It seems to me that putting a few surnames and cities at the end of a post is a
rather meager way of helping other.

A far superior method would be to put your entire tree into the "Family Tree of the
Jewish People" on JewishGen where it can be easily searched.

Ken Arbit


Testing for relationships #dna

Dr. Richard Pavelle <rp@...>
 

A person who I believe to a 4th blood cousin and I wish to determine
whether we are, in fact, related. What kinds of tests would determine
that and what is the cost.

Thanks.

Researching: GODT, DERFLER, TURER, ENTENBERG

Dr. Richard Pavelle


DNA Research #DNA Testing for relationships #dna

Dr. Richard Pavelle <rp@...>
 

A person who I believe to a 4th blood cousin and I wish to determine
whether we are, in fact, related. What kinds of tests would determine
that and what is the cost.

Thanks.

Researching: GODT, DERFLER, TURER, ENTENBERG

Dr. Richard Pavelle


Searching Abraham Solomon Zalman ZOREF in Lithuania #rabbinic

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi

I am searching for information on my Great Great Great Grandfather:

Abraham Solomon Zalman ZOREF in Lithuania.

He was born in Kedainai (Yiddish: Keidan) in 1785 and left for Palestine
in 1811.

I am visiting Lithuania in 3 weeks time and wish to know if there are any
sources, museums or places where I can find reference to him.

There are many references to him and his family in Palestine. I am
particularly interested in his time and influences in Lithuania.

Thank you

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
eli@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Searching Abraham Solomon Zalman ZOREF in Lithuania #rabbinic

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi

I am searching for information on my Great Great Great Grandfather:

Abraham Solomon Zalman ZOREF in Lithuania.

He was born in Kedainai (Yiddish: Keidan) in 1785 and left for Palestine
in 1811.

I am visiting Lithuania in 3 weeks time and wish to know if there are any
sources, museums or places where I can find reference to him.

There are many references to him and his family in Palestine. I am
particularly interested in his time and influences in Lithuania.

Thank you

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
eli@...


descendant of Rabbi Nussen Nuteh of Sieniawa #rabbinic

Shloimie <avikrula@...>
 

Hi,
I am doing research on behalf of a very close friend of mine. He is a
descendant of Rabbi Nussen Nuteh of Sieniawa, Mechaber Sefer Olas
Tomid and Kishutai Kalah. My freinds great grandfather was R' Shmuel
Shmelka a son R' Avrohom Elyukim Grunstein. They lived in Grodzisko
Dolne, Poland. All that i was able to recover is a entry in the 1929
Polish Business Directory for a R. Grunstein
I assume its a son of R' Avrohom Elyukim Grunstein or some other
relative or possibly his name in Polish.

There was a other R' Shmuel Shmelka son of R' Avrohom Elyukim
Grunstein who put out his grandfather Rabbi Nussen Nutehs Sefer
Olas Tomid (we assume he was Rabbi Nussen Nutehs paternal grandfather)
R' Shmuel Shmelka Grunstein who put out the Sefer lived in Przemysl,
Poland (which is 30 miles >from Grodzisko Dolne, Poland and Przemysl,
Poland is 27 miles >from Sieniawa - it seems his family did not move
around to much).

According to a Sefer he died in Vienna, Austria in 6, Iyar 5655. I
have ordered >from the Mormons the Vienna death records so i can
confirm his death
In Przemysl Yizkor book they mention a Mordechai Grunstein which i
assume is also a relative of his.

We believe his relation to Rabbi Nussen Nuteh of Sieniawa goes like this.
Him > his father > his grandfather I. Grunstein > R' Shmuel Shmelka
Grunstein > R' Avrohom Elyukim Grunstein (possibly more people) R'
Shmuel Shmelka Grunstein > R' Avrohom Elyukim Grunstein > Rabbi Nussen
Nuteh of Sieniawa.

The Mormons dont have records for Grodzisko Dolne, Poland and
Przemysl, Poland. It seems like we have hit a dead wall.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how i can go further with this research.

Many Thanks,
Shloimie Schwartz
Monsey, New York

--
http://lichtensteinheritage.blogspot.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic descendant of Rabbi Nussen Nuteh of Sieniawa #rabbinic

Shloimie <avikrula@...>
 

Hi,
I am doing research on behalf of a very close friend of mine. He is a
descendant of Rabbi Nussen Nuteh of Sieniawa, Mechaber Sefer Olas
Tomid and Kishutai Kalah. My freinds great grandfather was R' Shmuel
Shmelka a son R' Avrohom Elyukim Grunstein. They lived in Grodzisko
Dolne, Poland. All that i was able to recover is a entry in the 1929
Polish Business Directory for a R. Grunstein
I assume its a son of R' Avrohom Elyukim Grunstein or some other
relative or possibly his name in Polish.

There was a other R' Shmuel Shmelka son of R' Avrohom Elyukim
Grunstein who put out his grandfather Rabbi Nussen Nutehs Sefer
Olas Tomid (we assume he was Rabbi Nussen Nutehs paternal grandfather)
R' Shmuel Shmelka Grunstein who put out the Sefer lived in Przemysl,
Poland (which is 30 miles >from Grodzisko Dolne, Poland and Przemysl,
Poland is 27 miles >from Sieniawa - it seems his family did not move
around to much).

According to a Sefer he died in Vienna, Austria in 6, Iyar 5655. I
have ordered >from the Mormons the Vienna death records so i can
confirm his death
In Przemysl Yizkor book they mention a Mordechai Grunstein which i
assume is also a relative of his.

We believe his relation to Rabbi Nussen Nuteh of Sieniawa goes like this.
Him > his father > his grandfather I. Grunstein > R' Shmuel Shmelka
Grunstein > R' Avrohom Elyukim Grunstein (possibly more people) R'
Shmuel Shmelka Grunstein > R' Avrohom Elyukim Grunstein > Rabbi Nussen
Nuteh of Sieniawa.

The Mormons dont have records for Grodzisko Dolne, Poland and
Przemysl, Poland. It seems like we have hit a dead wall.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how i can go further with this research.

Many Thanks,
Shloimie Schwartz
Monsey, New York

--
http://lichtensteinheritage.blogspot.com


Azriel ANKIER/ANKER #rabbinic

S.Ankier
 

The father of Rabbi Azriel ANKIER/ANKER of Powazek (Poland) was Yitzhak
(born 1817 and died 01/07/1893) ben Yosef (Ber or Joshua) Ankier/Anker and
my great, great Grandfather. Please can anyone tell me if was also a Rabbi
and if so what works he achieved?

Thanks you.

Dr. Stephen Irving Ankier (UK)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Azriel ANKIER/ANKER #rabbinic

S.Ankier
 

The father of Rabbi Azriel ANKIER/ANKER of Powazek (Poland) was Yitzhak
(born 1817 and died 01/07/1893) ben Yosef (Ber or Joshua) Ankier/Anker and
my great, great Grandfather. Please can anyone tell me if was also a Rabbi
and if so what works he achieved?

Thanks you.

Dr. Stephen Irving Ankier (UK)


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #rabbinic

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


FREEMAN, Sweden-->Chicago #scandinavia

Dorothy Bernstein <dor5094@...>
 

I am researching my cousin Lorraine FREEMAN, daughter of Louis (dob1876
Sweden) and Mattie. Louis' parents were both born in Sweden. Louis settled
in Chicago. I would like to know about siblings of Louis. Any suggestions on
searching Swedish records would be greatly appreciated.

Dorothy Balkin Bernstein
Delray Beach, Florida
formerly Chicago


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #rabbinic

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: We apologize for sending this important announcement
yet again. The earlier version may have been incorrect due to technical
problems. The version below has been approved by Dr Fishbein and by the
leadership of the JewishGen Board of Governors.]

New York, NY —The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce
that Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a
background in communications and nonprofit management, has been elected
unanimously to a position on its Board.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board’s search
committee, commented, “The Board could not be more delighted to welcome
Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for fresh ideas
on how to expand our programming and online resources to include Jewish
communities that, up until now, have been under-represented in our work.
Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to
expand our outreach activities.”

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an active
member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York) (JGSNY). She
has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish
genealogy and is a recognized authority on the history and culture of
Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker in
the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public relations.
She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association from
2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
“It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are not
working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so.”

Observed Dr. Fishbein, “When we speak of ‘Am Yisrael’ we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal.”

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D.
Member
JewishGen Board of Governors
Potomac, Maryland


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia FREEMAN, Sweden-->Chicago #scandinavia

Dorothy Bernstein <dor5094@...>
 

I am researching my cousin Lorraine FREEMAN, daughter of Louis (dob1876
Sweden) and Mattie. Louis' parents were both born in Sweden. Louis settled
in Chicago. I would like to know about siblings of Louis. Any suggestions on
searching Swedish records would be greatly appreciated.

Dorothy Balkin Bernstein
Delray Beach, Florida
formerly Chicago


Adding your current location to posts #sephardic

Judy Simon
 

For those of you who don't already do this, I suggest adding your
current town, state and country to your post. Many regions have local
Jewish Genealogy Societies of which you might not be aware whose
members are regular readers of Sephardic SIG, and can invite you to
participate in your local Jewish Genealogy Society.

If any readers live in Long island, NY, we invite you to visit our
website www.jgsli.org and attend our monthly meetings.

Judy Simon,
Stony Brook, NY
researching: BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, SKUTELSKI, MIRANSKI, BAILENSON,
RAPPAPORT, PASSMAN >from Rezekne, Daugavpils and Ludza, Latvia;
LEFKOWITZ, KELMER, MEZELSOR, OLSTEIN, CHOJNA, AKERMAN, PLANCZNER from
the Lodz area, Poland.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Adding your current location to posts #sephardic

Judy Simon
 

For those of you who don't already do this, I suggest adding your
current town, state and country to your post. Many regions have local
Jewish Genealogy Societies of which you might not be aware whose
members are regular readers of Sephardic SIG, and can invite you to
participate in your local Jewish Genealogy Society.

If any readers live in Long island, NY, we invite you to visit our
website www.jgsli.org and attend our monthly meetings.

Judy Simon,
Stony Brook, NY
researching: BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, SKUTELSKI, MIRANSKI, BAILENSON,
RAPPAPORT, PASSMAN >from Rezekne, Daugavpils and Ludza, Latvia;
LEFKOWITZ, KELMER, MEZELSOR, OLSTEIN, CHOJNA, AKERMAN, PLANCZNER from
the Lodz area, Poland.


Re: ViewMate: help with uniform in photo #general

Jules Levin
 

On 4/18/2011 10:46 AM, Debbi Schaubman wrote:
I have uploaded a photograph to ViewMate and would greatly appreciate whatever
information people can provide. Family stories say that this photo is of my ggf,
Dawid SZAUBMAN/SZOBMAN/SCHAUBMAN, who served in the Russian Army during the Russo-
Japanese War (1905).I'd like to know if the uniform matches what would be worn by
a Russian soldier during that time. I'd also like to know what, if anything, is
revealed about his rank.


I have looked at the photo, but I have some thoughts of a general interest. On the
theory that this kind of question can be answered through on-line research, I have
been googling. Apparently Amazon is selling a book with pictures of Russian
historic uniforms. If Amazon is selling it, major libraries in the US and
elsewhere should have copies. Also, I am on another list devoted to Slavic
studies. There are over 3000 scholars on the list, many in the former USSR. I
once posed a question re someone's uniform picture and a librarian at an American
university agreed to look at the picture, and wrote a detailed analysis. I am
mentioning all this to suggest that interpreting uniforms is not the same as
recognizing individual faces in an old photo; there are resources out there
available to individual members of Jewishgen. If a nearby university has a Russian
historian on the faculty, s/he might welcome seeing the photo and identifying the
uniform. Now as to Ms. Schaubman's young man. The 2 stripes on each shoulder
board are significant. But I was also impressed with the carefully trimmed and
upswept moustaches. Would a mere private try to look so dashing? So perhaps our
soldier was a corporal or sergeant (could Jews rise higher by the Russo-Japanese
war?).
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ViewMate: help with uniform in photo #general

Jules Levin
 

On 4/18/2011 10:46 AM, Debbi Schaubman wrote:
I have uploaded a photograph to ViewMate and would greatly appreciate whatever
information people can provide. Family stories say that this photo is of my ggf,
Dawid SZAUBMAN/SZOBMAN/SCHAUBMAN, who served in the Russian Army during the Russo-
Japanese War (1905).I'd like to know if the uniform matches what would be worn by
a Russian soldier during that time. I'd also like to know what, if anything, is
revealed about his rank.


I have looked at the photo, but I have some thoughts of a general interest. On the
theory that this kind of question can be answered through on-line research, I have
been googling. Apparently Amazon is selling a book with pictures of Russian
historic uniforms. If Amazon is selling it, major libraries in the US and
elsewhere should have copies. Also, I am on another list devoted to Slavic
studies. There are over 3000 scholars on the list, many in the former USSR. I
once posed a question re someone's uniform picture and a librarian at an American
university agreed to look at the picture, and wrote a detailed analysis. I am
mentioning all this to suggest that interpreting uniforms is not the same as
recognizing individual faces in an old photo; there are resources out there
available to individual members of Jewishgen. If a nearby university has a Russian
historian on the faculty, s/he might welcome seeing the photo and identifying the
uniform. Now as to Ms. Schaubman's young man. The 2 stripes on each shoulder
board are significant. But I was also impressed with the carefully trimmed and
upswept moustaches. Would a mere private try to look so dashing? So perhaps our
soldier was a corporal or sergeant (could Jews rise higher by the Russo-Japanese
war?).
Jules Levin
Los Angeles

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