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Re: Harold Lang (Harold M Lankstein) Film and TV Actor #unitedkingdom

Don Solomon
 

Lang appeared on Broadway in the original production of "Kiss Me, Kate" in 1948 and
a 1950s revival of "Pal Joey", so I would expect some information to be found in
standard biographies of Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers. I think the recently
published memoirs of Broadway librettist and director Arthur Laurents also may have
quite a bit to say about Lang.

Don Solomon

From: "Danny Gold" <dangold@blueyonder.co.uk>
I am researching Harold Lang (Harold M Lankstein) who died aged 48 in Cairo in
1970, possibly while filming. Harold appeared in about 25 films between 1953 and
1970...Any information would be welcome.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Harold Lang (Harold M Lankstein) Film and TV Actor #general

Don Solomon
 

Lang appeared on Broadway in the original production of "Kiss Me, Kate" in 1948 and
a 1950s revival of "Pal Joey", so I would expect some information to be found in
standard biographies of Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers. I think the recently
published memoirs of Broadway librettist and director Arthur Laurents also may have
quite a bit to say about Lang.

Don Solomon

From: "Danny Gold" <dangold@blueyonder.co.uk>
I am researching Harold Lang (Harold M Lankstein) who died aged 48 in Cairo in
1970, possibly while filming. Harold appeared in about 25 films between 1953 and
1970...Any information would be welcome.


NYC Death Index online #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

The German Genealogy Group (www.germangenealogygroup.com) and Italian Genealogical
Group (www.italiangen.org) have apparently changed the way their search engines
work for the NYC Death Index online. For a wild card search, the instructions still
say it is necessary to use at least two letters of the surname plus the wild card.
However, it is possible to search with only the initial letter of the surname,
followed by the asterisk. In doing my searches, I also entered the first portion of
the given name (not the whole name) and the year, but not the county. It was
suggested to me that I could need to enter the county to limit the number of
results, but that didn't turn out to be necessary in this particular case.
Searching in this way for a name that I thought could have been misspelled, I was
able to go through the entire alphabet in a reasonable amount of time. (I still
didn't find the long-lost relative's death certificate, unfortunately.)

Sharon Block Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Death Index online #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

The German Genealogy Group (www.germangenealogygroup.com) and Italian Genealogical
Group (www.italiangen.org) have apparently changed the way their search engines
work for the NYC Death Index online. For a wild card search, the instructions still
say it is necessary to use at least two letters of the surname plus the wild card.
However, it is possible to search with only the initial letter of the surname,
followed by the asterisk. In doing my searches, I also entered the first portion of
the given name (not the whole name) and the year, but not the county. It was
suggested to me that I could need to enter the county to limit the number of
results, but that didn't turn out to be necessary in this particular case.
Searching in this way for a name that I thought could have been misspelled, I was
able to go through the entire alphabet in a reasonable amount of time. (I still
didn't find the long-lost relative's death certificate, unfortunately.)

Sharon Block Korn
San Diego, CA


Cause of Death C. C. WADE #general

Joan
 

I am trying to figure out the cause of death for Christopher Columbus WADE. He died
in Troy, NC in 1915. Although the handwriting seems pretty clear, I can't figure it
out. I've posted an image of the certificate at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35304572@N08/3267148892/

Thanks

Joan ADLER
Smithtown, NY


29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Announces Keynote Speaker: Father Patrick Desbois #general

David Mink
 

On behalf of the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, we
are extremely pleased to announce that the distinguished French priest,
author, and humanitarian, Father Patrick Desbois, will be the keynote
speaker at the opening session in Philadelphia, Sunday, August 2, 2009. His
speech will be, "The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the
Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 million Jews," which is also the title of his
book.

The grandson of a deportee to the Nazi Rawa Ruska forced-labor Camp in
Ukraine, Father Desbois is best known for his work in searching for and
uncovering mass graves in Ukraine and for his book, "The Holocaust by
Bullets."

"My book is an act of prevention of future acts of genocide," Desbois said.
Winner of the B'nai B'rith International Award for Outstanding Contribution
to Relations with the Jewish People, Father Desbois is secretary to the
French Conference of Bishops for Relations with Judaism, advisor to the
Cardinal-Archbishop of Leon and advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish
Religion. Father Desbois is the president of Yahad in Unum
(www.yahadinunum.org), whose mission is to increase knowledge and
cooperation between Catholic and Jews.

Commenting on Father Desbois, Conference Co-Chair David Mink said, "We are
extremely pleased to have Father Desbois speak at our conference. He has
performed selfless acts of kindness for the many people of Jewish heritage
who trace their ancestry to Eastern Europe and have not been able to record
the death of loved ones on their family tree."

The Conference in Philadelphia, August 2-7, 2009, will include programs
featuring archivists, researchers and genealogists >from around the world.
For more information, visit www.Philly2009.org.

Registration for the Conference and the Hotel are now open.

Information about programs will be coming in March.

Hope to see you all in Philadelphia this summer.

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cause of Death C. C. WADE #general

Joan
 

I am trying to figure out the cause of death for Christopher Columbus WADE. He died
in Troy, NC in 1915. Although the handwriting seems pretty clear, I can't figure it
out. I've posted an image of the certificate at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35304572@N08/3267148892/

Thanks

Joan ADLER
Smithtown, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 29th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Announces Keynote Speaker: Father Patrick Desbois #general

David Mink
 

On behalf of the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, we
are extremely pleased to announce that the distinguished French priest,
author, and humanitarian, Father Patrick Desbois, will be the keynote
speaker at the opening session in Philadelphia, Sunday, August 2, 2009. His
speech will be, "The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the
Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 million Jews," which is also the title of his
book.

The grandson of a deportee to the Nazi Rawa Ruska forced-labor Camp in
Ukraine, Father Desbois is best known for his work in searching for and
uncovering mass graves in Ukraine and for his book, "The Holocaust by
Bullets."

"My book is an act of prevention of future acts of genocide," Desbois said.
Winner of the B'nai B'rith International Award for Outstanding Contribution
to Relations with the Jewish People, Father Desbois is secretary to the
French Conference of Bishops for Relations with Judaism, advisor to the
Cardinal-Archbishop of Leon and advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish
Religion. Father Desbois is the president of Yahad in Unum
(www.yahadinunum.org), whose mission is to increase knowledge and
cooperation between Catholic and Jews.

Commenting on Father Desbois, Conference Co-Chair David Mink said, "We are
extremely pleased to have Father Desbois speak at our conference. He has
performed selfless acts of kindness for the many people of Jewish heritage
who trace their ancestry to Eastern Europe and have not been able to record
the death of loved ones on their family tree."

The Conference in Philadelphia, August 2-7, 2009, will include programs
featuring archivists, researchers and genealogists >from around the world.
For more information, visit www.Philly2009.org.

Registration for the Conference and the Hotel are now open.

Information about programs will be coming in March.

Hope to see you all in Philadelphia this summer.

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Conference Co-Chairs


BURSZTYN / GURFINKIEL / KATZ - Lublin area #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Dear friends,

Several documents just received >from the Polish Archives uncovered new information
on my maternal ancestry line. I would like to share with you names, places and
dates in case they ring a bell with other researchers:

My 4th G-Grandparents:
- Josef GURFINKIEL, b:abt 1818, son of Icek and Dwora, residents of Chmiel,near
Lublin.
- Kayla BURSZTYN, b:abt 1824, daughter of Zalman and Malka Bayla (?),residents of
Krzczonow, near Lublin.

Their children:
- Icek, b:1843 in Krzczonów
- Herszek, b:abt 1846. Herszek will marry Eta Liba LICHT in 1846
- My 3rd G-Grandmother Bayla Ruchla, b:abt 1847 in Krzczonow
- Szlomo (Zalman), b:1850 in Krzczonow

My 3rd G-Grandparents:
- Bayla Ruchla GURFINKIEL (see above)
- Szmul Lejb KATZ, b: abt 1842, son of Jankel and Leja, residents of Kosarzew, near
Lublin

Their only known child to me is my 2nd Great-Grandmother Neche KATZ(b:1866 - d:
abt. 1912) in Kosarzew.

If any of the names and places above is relevant to other people's research, please
contact me privately. My family tree can be consulted online at
http://family.slizak.com

Thanks,

Yaacov Slizak,
Ennis, Ireland

Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Pol: SZTEJN (STONE), FELDMAN, ZYLBERKRANTZ
Lukow, Pol: SLIZAK, SANDAL, MENDELCWEIG Tykocin, Pol: WOLFSOHN (WOLFSON)
Lublin/Siedlce, Pol: DOMB (DAB), FALATYCKI, SZMUL[OW] Lomazy, Pol: CYTRYN
Krzczonow, Pol: KATZ, GURFINKIEL, KLEINER (also KLEIN in the UK)
Ozdziutycze, Kowel, Vladimir Volynsk, Vohlin, Ukr: PLOT (PLOJT), FARBER
Kurytnycja/Rovno/Lyuboml, Ukr: SPOSOB (SPOSOV, SPOSEEP)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BURSZTYN / GURFINKIEL / KATZ - Lublin area #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Dear friends,

Several documents just received >from the Polish Archives uncovered new information
on my maternal ancestry line. I would like to share with you names, places and
dates in case they ring a bell with other researchers:

My 4th G-Grandparents:
- Josef GURFINKIEL, b:abt 1818, son of Icek and Dwora, residents of Chmiel,near
Lublin.
- Kayla BURSZTYN, b:abt 1824, daughter of Zalman and Malka Bayla (?),residents of
Krzczonow, near Lublin.

Their children:
- Icek, b:1843 in Krzczonów
- Herszek, b:abt 1846. Herszek will marry Eta Liba LICHT in 1846
- My 3rd G-Grandmother Bayla Ruchla, b:abt 1847 in Krzczonow
- Szlomo (Zalman), b:1850 in Krzczonow

My 3rd G-Grandparents:
- Bayla Ruchla GURFINKIEL (see above)
- Szmul Lejb KATZ, b: abt 1842, son of Jankel and Leja, residents of Kosarzew, near
Lublin

Their only known child to me is my 2nd Great-Grandmother Neche KATZ(b:1866 - d:
abt. 1912) in Kosarzew.

If any of the names and places above is relevant to other people's research, please
contact me privately. My family tree can be consulted online at
http://family.slizak.com

Thanks,

Yaacov Slizak,
Ennis, Ireland

Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Pol: SZTEJN (STONE), FELDMAN, ZYLBERKRANTZ
Lukow, Pol: SLIZAK, SANDAL, MENDELCWEIG Tykocin, Pol: WOLFSOHN (WOLFSON)
Lublin/Siedlce, Pol: DOMB (DAB), FALATYCKI, SZMUL[OW] Lomazy, Pol: CYTRYN
Krzczonow, Pol: KATZ, GURFINKIEL, KLEINER (also KLEIN in the UK)
Ozdziutycze, Kowel, Vladimir Volynsk, Vohlin, Ukr: PLOT (PLOJT), FARBER
Kurytnycja/Rovno/Lyuboml, Ukr: SPOSOB (SPOSOV, SPOSEEP)


Jews and Beer #galicia

Jessica Eber <djeber93@...>
 

For what it's worth: my great grandparents owned a tavern/inn in the
town of Tuchow, which my father remembers visiting as a child in the
1930s. They're listed in the 1929 Polish Business Directory, under
zejazdy/auberges(C.Frejdenfeld). My father doesn't know if they brewed
their own beer, but they definitely served it.

Jessica Altholz Eber
Researching FREUDENFELD, ALTHOLZ, WALDMAN, STERNBERG


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jews and Beer #galicia

Jessica Eber <djeber93@...>
 

For what it's worth: my great grandparents owned a tavern/inn in the
town of Tuchow, which my father remembers visiting as a child in the
1930s. They're listed in the 1929 Polish Business Directory, under
zejazdy/auberges(C.Frejdenfeld). My father doesn't know if they brewed
their own beer, but they definitely served it.

Jessica Altholz Eber
Researching FREUDENFELD, ALTHOLZ, WALDMAN, STERNBERG


Beer and Jews in Galicia #galicia

Mark Jacobson
 

Thanks to all for the very interesting and enlightening discussion.
My two cents:

1. The 1898 Boryslaw death record for my g-g-g-grandfather Abraham
Josef KOPPEL (died at age 86) states that he was the "son of Elias
and Lea Feige Koppel, innkeepers in Stebnik". Stebnik is a village
south of Drohobycz. I have a Drohobycz death record for the Stebnik
death of Elias KOPPEL (no occupation listed) stating he died in 1851
at age 60, placing his birth in 1791, so he lived his life during
the time of the restriction on Jews being involved in innkeeping
described by Rivka Schirman.

2. The 1878 Drohobycz death record for my g-g-g-grandfather Schloma
KAMMERMANN (died at age 71) states that he was the "son of the
married couple in Kolpiec, Ichel and Hencze Kammermann, brandy
distiller, died a long time ago." Kolpiec is a village south of
Drohobycz. I believe Ichel was born in 1781 and died in 1831 if he
is the correct one I found a death record for, so he also lived his
life during that restriction time.

Both these records, though created some time after the deaths of
these men, openly state that these men were in alcohol related
occupations some time between 1800 and 1850 in Galicia. Since the
information is on the death records for their sons, and there would
be no logical reason for the registrars to make up that information
that was not even required to be listed, I think it is likely that
they were openly engaged in this occupation, regardless of its
legal status.

Mark Jacobson
Secretary, JGSPBCI
Boca Raton, FL

DOGULOV/DOVGALEVSKY - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine;
COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Tripolye, Ukraine;
JACOBSON - Polotsk, Belarus; KOBLENTZ - Polotsk, Belarus;
KAMERMAN/KAMMERMANN - Drohobycz, Galicia;
KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz, Galicia;
JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia; ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
TUCHFELD - Rzeszow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia; GOLDSTEIN - Ranizow, Galicia


question about Rabbi Samuel MOHILEWER #general

bopollack@...
 

I am researching my great great grandfather Rabbi Samuel MOHILEWER. I should
qualify that last statement as I cannot prove it. My father Jacob was told by his
father (Dov Ber) that he came to America instead of going to Israel (>from Poland
mid 1890's) in defiance of his grandfather who wanted him to settle in Israel. He
said he did not want all the Jews in the same place. His grandfather was Rabbi
Samuel Mohilewer and he was one of the early pioneer Zionists who helped to create
Israel. He died in 1898 before the Second Zionist conference. The family
originated >from David Gorodok.

The mystery. There are numerous Mollivers in the USA claiming the same great great
grandfather. And I found a family in Israel claiming the same place of origin and
the same last name or derivatives.

My question: Since Judaica only lists one son for the Rabbi and one grandson is it
possible that family members could have been hidden, disowned, whatever. My
grandfather had to know who his grandfather was if he was talking to him. In
emailing others asking the same question two clues pop up. 1. David Gorodok as
a place of origin and 2. Red or blond hair of family members.

My father Jacob and my grandfather were strawberry blonds. Wish I had that kind of
information about the Rabbi and I would probably cease looking ;-)

If anyone can shed light on this, please help. I know there are books at the
Library of Congress that I found many many years ago. When they brought them to me
to read at the desk I was so excited. The Rabbi had written them. My heart sank
when I saw they were in Yiddish. What was I to do. I could not take them home
and I could not read them let alone translate them. I often wonder if a clue would
have been in one of them.

Bonnie Mogelever Pollack
Searching Mohilewer >from David Gorodok and Pollack (Pollacio) >from Rega Latvia


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Beer and Jews in Galicia #galicia

Mark Jacobson
 

Thanks to all for the very interesting and enlightening discussion.
My two cents:

1. The 1898 Boryslaw death record for my g-g-g-grandfather Abraham
Josef KOPPEL (died at age 86) states that he was the "son of Elias
and Lea Feige Koppel, innkeepers in Stebnik". Stebnik is a village
south of Drohobycz. I have a Drohobycz death record for the Stebnik
death of Elias KOPPEL (no occupation listed) stating he died in 1851
at age 60, placing his birth in 1791, so he lived his life during
the time of the restriction on Jews being involved in innkeeping
described by Rivka Schirman.

2. The 1878 Drohobycz death record for my g-g-g-grandfather Schloma
KAMMERMANN (died at age 71) states that he was the "son of the
married couple in Kolpiec, Ichel and Hencze Kammermann, brandy
distiller, died a long time ago." Kolpiec is a village south of
Drohobycz. I believe Ichel was born in 1781 and died in 1831 if he
is the correct one I found a death record for, so he also lived his
life during that restriction time.

Both these records, though created some time after the deaths of
these men, openly state that these men were in alcohol related
occupations some time between 1800 and 1850 in Galicia. Since the
information is on the death records for their sons, and there would
be no logical reason for the registrars to make up that information
that was not even required to be listed, I think it is likely that
they were openly engaged in this occupation, regardless of its
legal status.

Mark Jacobson
Secretary, JGSPBCI
Boca Raton, FL

DOGULOV/DOVGALEVSKY - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine;
COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Tripolye, Ukraine;
JACOBSON - Polotsk, Belarus; KOBLENTZ - Polotsk, Belarus;
KAMERMAN/KAMMERMANN - Drohobycz, Galicia;
KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz, Galicia;
JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia; ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
TUCHFELD - Rzeszow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia; GOLDSTEIN - Ranizow, Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen question about Rabbi Samuel MOHILEWER #general

bopollack@...
 

I am researching my great great grandfather Rabbi Samuel MOHILEWER. I should
qualify that last statement as I cannot prove it. My father Jacob was told by his
father (Dov Ber) that he came to America instead of going to Israel (>from Poland
mid 1890's) in defiance of his grandfather who wanted him to settle in Israel. He
said he did not want all the Jews in the same place. His grandfather was Rabbi
Samuel Mohilewer and he was one of the early pioneer Zionists who helped to create
Israel. He died in 1898 before the Second Zionist conference. The family
originated >from David Gorodok.

The mystery. There are numerous Mollivers in the USA claiming the same great great
grandfather. And I found a family in Israel claiming the same place of origin and
the same last name or derivatives.

My question: Since Judaica only lists one son for the Rabbi and one grandson is it
possible that family members could have been hidden, disowned, whatever. My
grandfather had to know who his grandfather was if he was talking to him. In
emailing others asking the same question two clues pop up. 1. David Gorodok as
a place of origin and 2. Red or blond hair of family members.

My father Jacob and my grandfather were strawberry blonds. Wish I had that kind of
information about the Rabbi and I would probably cease looking ;-)

If anyone can shed light on this, please help. I know there are books at the
Library of Congress that I found many many years ago. When they brought them to me
to read at the desk I was so excited. The Rabbi had written them. My heart sank
when I saw they were in Yiddish. What was I to do. I could not take them home
and I could not read them let alone translate them. I often wonder if a clue would
have been in one of them.

Bonnie Mogelever Pollack
Searching Mohilewer >from David Gorodok and Pollack (Pollacio) >from Rega Latvia


Closing the Feld Loop in Lemberg #galicia

Ellen Korpi <Korpi@...>
 

from my recent JRI research I was shocked to learn that my
grandfather, Daniel Feld (1883 - 1969) >from Lemberg, had two siblings
Debora Feld (1887 - ?) and Betty Feld (1885 - ?). Their mother was
Tauba Urich (Ordner) (1858 - ?) and their father was Szulem Jona Feld
(1858 - ?). Tauba's mother was Jutte Urich (Ordner)(Ulrich) with no
father shown. My grandfather never mentioned siblings but was not
much of a communicator given the language barrier and the toll of
being a refugee twice, first >from Przemsyl to Vienna in WWI and then
from Vienna to NYC in 1940. >from family lore I know that Szulem Jona
Feld died before 1906 but I can find no further information on the
fates of Debora, Betty or Tauba Feld. Any suggestions?

P.S. Isn't it incredible how much information a brand new genealogy
researcher can find on the internet through JRI and jewishgen!

Ellen Feld Korpi
Wellesley, MA, USA,
korpi@comcast.net

Researching FELD >from Lemberg and Przemsyl, URICH, ULRICH, ORDNER
from Lemberg, SILBER, KATZ >from Przemsyl and Vjelky Otshe, KATZ
and CHAMAJDES >from Magierow, WALK, WOSK, LIEBSBERG >from Galicia.


Fw: Jewish Family History #general

Wilfred Rhodes <wilfrhodes@...>
 

Dear Sir,

I should be very grateful if anyone could give some guidance to me for progressing
further with the following, or whether, with the small amount of data I have,
progress is impossible. I am trying to discover any details at all about my
grandfather's parents / family.

His name was Herman Golding ('European name' Goldwurm)Born of Austrian Jewish
parents in Adrianople, Turkey, 11 October 1865 (or 1862) His parents were Joseph
and Rebeka originally possibly of Vienna. Joseph was a 'merchant'. Herman was
issued with a certificate of Turkish nationality in about 1880. Parents died about
1881 and he then travelled to Constantinople and worked at various jobs. Went to
Syrian Protestant College in Beirut - later American University of Beirut - and in
1893 graduated as M.D. [I have tracked down the College and it's Alumni] Met my
grandmother - Clara Ann Gibbons, an English Christian, in Constantinople where she
was working for a British diplomat, and they came to England in December 1899 and
married in Edgware, Middlesex, England.

A lot of this information I have obtained >from a full copy of Herman's
naturalisation papers that I obtained >from the British National Archives some years
ago. He became a naturalised Britton in 1932. He died in 1952 when I was 14½ years
old, and not interested in my Grandparents history, even though they lived with my
parents. As far as I know Herman was an only child. My object in all this is to
find out anything about his family. I have written to the Austrian State Archives
but they say they have "no information about children born to Austrians in
Adrianopole".

I live in Worthing, West Sussex, England. If there is anyone who is a Jewish family
researcher who I could contact by e-mail, who is fairly local, I would be very
pleased.

Many thanks for any help I can be given!

Wilfred Rhodes. JewishGen I.D. 293428
wilfrhodes@talktalk.net

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Closing the Feld Loop in Lemberg #galicia

Ellen Korpi <Korpi@...>
 

from my recent JRI research I was shocked to learn that my
grandfather, Daniel Feld (1883 - 1969) >from Lemberg, had two siblings
Debora Feld (1887 - ?) and Betty Feld (1885 - ?). Their mother was
Tauba Urich (Ordner) (1858 - ?) and their father was Szulem Jona Feld
(1858 - ?). Tauba's mother was Jutte Urich (Ordner)(Ulrich) with no
father shown. My grandfather never mentioned siblings but was not
much of a communicator given the language barrier and the toll of
being a refugee twice, first >from Przemsyl to Vienna in WWI and then
from Vienna to NYC in 1940. >from family lore I know that Szulem Jona
Feld died before 1906 but I can find no further information on the
fates of Debora, Betty or Tauba Feld. Any suggestions?

P.S. Isn't it incredible how much information a brand new genealogy
researcher can find on the internet through JRI and jewishgen!

Ellen Feld Korpi
Wellesley, MA, USA,
korpi@comcast.net

Researching FELD >from Lemberg and Przemsyl, URICH, ULRICH, ORDNER
from Lemberg, SILBER, KATZ >from Przemsyl and Vjelky Otshe, KATZ
and CHAMAJDES >from Magierow, WALK, WOSK, LIEBSBERG >from Galicia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: Jewish Family History #general

Wilfred Rhodes <wilfrhodes@...>
 

Dear Sir,

I should be very grateful if anyone could give some guidance to me for progressing
further with the following, or whether, with the small amount of data I have,
progress is impossible. I am trying to discover any details at all about my
grandfather's parents / family.

His name was Herman Golding ('European name' Goldwurm)Born of Austrian Jewish
parents in Adrianople, Turkey, 11 October 1865 (or 1862) His parents were Joseph
and Rebeka originally possibly of Vienna. Joseph was a 'merchant'. Herman was
issued with a certificate of Turkish nationality in about 1880. Parents died about
1881 and he then travelled to Constantinople and worked at various jobs. Went to
Syrian Protestant College in Beirut - later American University of Beirut - and in
1893 graduated as M.D. [I have tracked down the College and it's Alumni] Met my
grandmother - Clara Ann Gibbons, an English Christian, in Constantinople where she
was working for a British diplomat, and they came to England in December 1899 and
married in Edgware, Middlesex, England.

A lot of this information I have obtained >from a full copy of Herman's
naturalisation papers that I obtained >from the British National Archives some years
ago. He became a naturalised Britton in 1932. He died in 1952 when I was 14½ years
old, and not interested in my Grandparents history, even though they lived with my
parents. As far as I know Herman was an only child. My object in all this is to
find out anything about his family. I have written to the Austrian State Archives
but they say they have "no information about children born to Austrians in
Adrianopole".

I live in Worthing, West Sussex, England. If there is anyone who is a Jewish family
researcher who I could contact by e-mail, who is fairly local, I would be very
pleased.

Many thanks for any help I can be given!

Wilfred Rhodes. JewishGen I.D. 293428
wilfrhodes@talktalk.net

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