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Unruhstadt Death Records 1817 to 1874 #poland

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
I have recently extracted the death records for Unruhstadt (now Kargowa in
Poland) >from LDS files.

The commonly occuring surnames >from the 358 entries are as follows:

BOAS 13
BUCCHOLZ 4
BURGHEIM 7
COHN 28
ERNSTHAL 7
FALEK (& SIMILAR) 5
JACOB 8
JOSEPH 4
LIPPMANN 7
LOESER 16
LOWENSTEIN 8
LOWENTHAL 7
MEYER 14
MOSES 4
NEUBAUER 4
PACH 9
PHILLIP 7
REITZENBAUM 6
STERN 9
WOLFF 21
ZIRKER 4

As I am not very skilled at reading the old German script I am sure that
there may be some errors amongst this data. So, I would be very pleased to
hear >from anyone that may have an interest in proofreading my work so that
eventually it can be put onto the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database
for all to access.

I also have the birth records for the same time period and marriages >from
1817 to 1847 for this town. Any offers of assistance will be very happily
accepted. Any general enquires regarding these names will also be answered
as time permits.

Regards

Geoff Kaiser
Melbourne

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Unruhstadt Death Records 1817 to 1874 #poland

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
I have recently extracted the death records for Unruhstadt (now Kargowa in
Poland) >from LDS files.

The commonly occuring surnames >from the 358 entries are as follows:

BOAS 13
BUCCHOLZ 4
BURGHEIM 7
COHN 28
ERNSTHAL 7
FALEK (& SIMILAR) 5
JACOB 8
JOSEPH 4
LIPPMANN 7
LOESER 16
LOWENSTEIN 8
LOWENTHAL 7
MEYER 14
MOSES 4
NEUBAUER 4
PACH 9
PHILLIP 7
REITZENBAUM 6
STERN 9
WOLFF 21
ZIRKER 4

As I am not very skilled at reading the old German script I am sure that
there may be some errors amongst this data. So, I would be very pleased to
hear >from anyone that may have an interest in proofreading my work so that
eventually it can be put onto the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland database
for all to access.

I also have the birth records for the same time period and marriages >from
1817 to 1847 for this town. Any offers of assistance will be very happily
accepted. Any general enquires regarding these names will also be answered
as time permits.

Regards

Geoff Kaiser
Melbourne

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


immigration question #lithuania

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

Hello all!
Fred Klein asked:

Would anyone know what was involved in bringing a family member to the
US >from Poland during the 1930's ?

My family was brought over >from Poland in 1939. My mother's brother, my
uncle, had to post a bond of $10,000 for each family member and we had
to have been in good health and with a provision of a means of support
(my Dad was a blacksmith in Poland, so my Uncle thought a farm would be
a good place for him to work and that's how we found ourselves in rural
Illinois). We thus met the test for immigrants vouched for so as "not
to be a burden" on the US government!

Incidentally, our departure >from Gdansk and arrival at NY Port saved us
from the Holocaust. It was May, just 4 months prior to the outbreak of
the War on the Jews and we had, I believe, taken the last ship out of that
Nazi port of departure.

Our citizenship took a few years longer to complete as I was only 2 years
old at the time. I still have a photo of the swearing-in ceremony in a
Chicago Federal Court in 1946, the final step for a naturalized immigrant
granted citizenship.

Avigdor Ben-Dov (Rutkiewicz)
Director of Special Projects
Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute
POB 513
Kedumim, Israel


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania immigration question #lithuania

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

Hello all!
Fred Klein asked:

Would anyone know what was involved in bringing a family member to the
US >from Poland during the 1930's ?

My family was brought over >from Poland in 1939. My mother's brother, my
uncle, had to post a bond of $10,000 for each family member and we had
to have been in good health and with a provision of a means of support
(my Dad was a blacksmith in Poland, so my Uncle thought a farm would be
a good place for him to work and that's how we found ourselves in rural
Illinois). We thus met the test for immigrants vouched for so as "not
to be a burden" on the US government!

Incidentally, our departure >from Gdansk and arrival at NY Port saved us
from the Holocaust. It was May, just 4 months prior to the outbreak of
the War on the Jews and we had, I believe, taken the last ship out of that
Nazi port of departure.

Our citizenship took a few years longer to complete as I was only 2 years
old at the time. I still have a photo of the swearing-in ceremony in a
Chicago Federal Court in 1946, the final step for a naturalized immigrant
granted citizenship.

Avigdor Ben-Dov (Rutkiewicz)
Director of Special Projects
Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute
POB 513
Kedumim, Israel


Re: Svir, Kurenitz, Dolginovo ( was in Vilna region - now in Belarus) - RABINOWITZ & WEINER #lithuania

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Last summer I visited Kurenets, Dolginovo and Svir. They are located about
half way between Vilnius and Minsk on the side of Belarus. Until the First
World war it was part of the Russian empire, Vilna region. The Vilna region
was part of Poland >from 1921 to 1939.
Many of the natives of Kurenets settled in New Haven (some Skolnicks also).

If you go to the site I created http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/ you'll
find many pictures and stories of Kurenitzers in New Haven if you click on
the Kurenets site. I also have a site for Dolh(g)inovo. While visiting
Kurenets as the guest of the head of the region (A non Jew who visited
Israel, as a guest of Kurenets native who live there!) I found out that the
house that belonged to my grandfathers' family until the war, was for sale.
With the help of Yury Dorn of Minsk, I now own the house in the name of
Jewish Heritage of Belarus (it had to be in the name of a Belarisian
citizen). I plan to make it a Museum. it will contain pictures and stories
of Kurenitzers (and others >from near by shtetls) who lived and perished
there as well as Kurenitzers who left to other places. I would love to
include your family pictures and stories.

Eilat Gordin Levitan
California

http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/ for pictures (site dedicated to the
memory of the Jews exterminated and displaced >from Shtetls, Kurenets,
Volozhin, Vishnevo and 46 other shtetls).

On 4/10/06, Arnold Rabinowitz <Arnold.Rabinowitz@gmail.com> wrote:

Looking for relatives who had emigrated earlier (or later) than dates
shown
Emigrated >from Dolginovo + Kurenitz (1904+1906) - lived & died in New
Haven,CT:


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Svir, Kurenitz, Dolginovo ( was in Vilna region - now in Belarus) - RABINOWITZ & WEINER #lithuania

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Last summer I visited Kurenets, Dolginovo and Svir. They are located about
half way between Vilnius and Minsk on the side of Belarus. Until the First
World war it was part of the Russian empire, Vilna region. The Vilna region
was part of Poland >from 1921 to 1939.
Many of the natives of Kurenets settled in New Haven (some Skolnicks also).

If you go to the site I created http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/ you'll
find many pictures and stories of Kurenitzers in New Haven if you click on
the Kurenets site. I also have a site for Dolh(g)inovo. While visiting
Kurenets as the guest of the head of the region (A non Jew who visited
Israel, as a guest of Kurenets native who live there!) I found out that the
house that belonged to my grandfathers' family until the war, was for sale.
With the help of Yury Dorn of Minsk, I now own the house in the name of
Jewish Heritage of Belarus (it had to be in the name of a Belarisian
citizen). I plan to make it a Museum. it will contain pictures and stories
of Kurenitzers (and others >from near by shtetls) who lived and perished
there as well as Kurenitzers who left to other places. I would love to
include your family pictures and stories.

Eilat Gordin Levitan
California

http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/ for pictures (site dedicated to the
memory of the Jews exterminated and displaced >from Shtetls, Kurenets,
Volozhin, Vishnevo and 46 other shtetls).

On 4/10/06, Arnold Rabinowitz <Arnold.Rabinowitz@gmail.com> wrote:

Looking for relatives who had emigrated earlier (or later) than dates
shown
Emigrated >from Dolginovo + Kurenitz (1904+1906) - lived & died in New
Haven,CT:


Looking for Private Researcher in Lithuania #lithuania

Andrew <ajaffe111@...>
 

We are interested in hiring a private researcher for help with
genealogical research in Lithuania. We'd prefer someone based in
Lithuania (Vilnius or elsewhere). Our ancestors lived in the Panevezys
(in the northeast) region of Lithuania, near Roskisis. The period we're
interested in is 1880s through 1920s. Among other areas we hope to get
support in, one particular request for the researcher would be to search
the vital records in the Lithuanian archives. We've contacted several
researchers whose names we found on various Jewish genealogical research
group lists, but unfortunately none have responded to us. We'd very much
appreciate if you could share with us any suggestions / personal
experiences you might have on hiring private genealogical researchers
in Lithuania.

Thank you very much.
Andrew Jaffe,
USAajaffe111@excite.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any suggestions for
private researchers.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for Private Researcher in Lithuania #lithuania

Andrew <ajaffe111@...>
 

We are interested in hiring a private researcher for help with
genealogical research in Lithuania. We'd prefer someone based in
Lithuania (Vilnius or elsewhere). Our ancestors lived in the Panevezys
(in the northeast) region of Lithuania, near Roskisis. The period we're
interested in is 1880s through 1920s. Among other areas we hope to get
support in, one particular request for the researcher would be to search
the vital records in the Lithuanian archives. We've contacted several
researchers whose names we found on various Jewish genealogical research
group lists, but unfortunately none have responded to us. We'd very much
appreciate if you could share with us any suggestions / personal
experiences you might have on hiring private genealogical researchers
in Lithuania.

Thank you very much.
Andrew Jaffe,
USAajaffe111@excite.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any suggestions for
private researchers.


Re: Society burial plots and false assumptions #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

I strongly second Steven Lasky's statements on how people buried in a
particular landsmanshaft or other society's cemetery plot may not be
associated with that town or ogranization, and I want to add another
reason for it -- many societies sold individual or pairs of graves to
"outsiders" as their membership declined. They usually did (or do) so
because they realized that they had a lot of space that would go otherwise
unused and as way of raising money as their revenue >from membership dues
declined. Some groups probably started this practice regulary as early as
the 1960's, and occasionally did it even earlier, although the actual
deaths may have occurred much later.

Note that this is technically against the standard agreement between
the cemetery and the landsmanshaft or other organization, which among
other things allows groups to bury only their members and immediate family
in their plot.

So even if you determine that somebody was indeed buried at a time that
a landsmanshaft owned a particular plot and was still active, you can't be
sure that they were connected with that town or organization based only on
that type of information, especially if the death occurred during the
group's waning years. Like all other secondary information, other
documentation counts.

A Chag Kasher V'sameach (happy and kosher-P holiday) to everybody.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Society burial plots and false assumptions #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

I strongly second Steven Lasky's statements on how people buried in a
particular landsmanshaft or other society's cemetery plot may not be
associated with that town or ogranization, and I want to add another
reason for it -- many societies sold individual or pairs of graves to
"outsiders" as their membership declined. They usually did (or do) so
because they realized that they had a lot of space that would go otherwise
unused and as way of raising money as their revenue >from membership dues
declined. Some groups probably started this practice regulary as early as
the 1960's, and occasionally did it even earlier, although the actual
deaths may have occurred much later.

Note that this is technically against the standard agreement between
the cemetery and the landsmanshaft or other organization, which among
other things allows groups to bury only their members and immediate family
in their plot.

So even if you determine that somebody was indeed buried at a time that
a landsmanshaft owned a particular plot and was still active, you can't be
sure that they were connected with that town or organization based only on
that type of information, especially if the death occurred during the
group's waning years. Like all other secondary information, other
documentation counts.

A Chag Kasher V'sameach (happy and kosher-P holiday) to everybody.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Searching for descendents mentioned in the will of my great great aunt #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

My great grandmother's sister, Caroline Kline Galland, ne ROSENBERG,
died in in 1907, in Seattle, Washington, and left a fascinating will
behind her. Because she left the bulk of her very sizable estate to
establish an old age home, she made sure that she left every living
relative something so that they could not contest the will.

The following people, all new names to me, are mentioned in her will
and I am hoping to make contact with their offspring:

Rebecka KLEINER of New Haven, Connecticut;
Clara GUMPERT of New Haven, Connecticut;
Louis ROSENBERG of New Haven, Connecticut;
Lillie GOODRICH of New Haven, Connecticut;
Caroline ROSS of Vienna, Austria;
Dorthea ROSENBERG of Beuroth[sic] Bavaria [probably Bayreuth];
Lena ROSENBERG, same place in Bavaria;
Bertha MOHR, same place in Bavaria;
Lena STERNBERG of Albany Oregon;
Jennie ROSENBERG of Seattle, Washington;
Ida AXMN of Seattle, Washington;
Sam ROSENBERG of Seattle, Washington;
Charles ROSENBERG of Seattle, Washington;
Ed ROSENBERG of Seattle, Washington;
Isaac GOODMAN of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
Fannie WILLIAMS of New Haven, Connecticut;
and, finally, Julia WOLFF of New Haven, Connecticut.

If anyone knows anything about any of these people or their
descendants, please get in touch with me!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for descendents mentioned in the will of my great great aunt #general

Martha LEV-ZION <martha@...>
 

My great grandmother's sister, Caroline Kline Galland, ne ROSENBERG,
died in in 1907, in Seattle, Washington, and left a fascinating will
behind her. Because she left the bulk of her very sizable estate to
establish an old age home, she made sure that she left every living
relative something so that they could not contest the will.

The following people, all new names to me, are mentioned in her will
and I am hoping to make contact with their offspring:

Rebecka KLEINER of New Haven, Connecticut;
Clara GUMPERT of New Haven, Connecticut;
Louis ROSENBERG of New Haven, Connecticut;
Lillie GOODRICH of New Haven, Connecticut;
Caroline ROSS of Vienna, Austria;
Dorthea ROSENBERG of Beuroth[sic] Bavaria [probably Bayreuth];
Lena ROSENBERG, same place in Bavaria;
Bertha MOHR, same place in Bavaria;
Lena STERNBERG of Albany Oregon;
Jennie ROSENBERG of Seattle, Washington;
Ida AXMN of Seattle, Washington;
Sam ROSENBERG of Seattle, Washington;
Charles ROSENBERG of Seattle, Washington;
Ed ROSENBERG of Seattle, Washington;
Isaac GOODMAN of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
Fannie WILLIAMS of New Haven, Connecticut;
and, finally, Julia WOLFF of New Haven, Connecticut.

If anyone knows anything about any of these people or their
descendants, please get in touch with me!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Israel


Lewkowitz #general

layla thomas <mikolayla_99@...>
 

Hallo
I want to thank all of you that took the time to help
and write to me about my cousins Harry and Gail
Lewkowitz. Yes they are the right ones. I sent Harry
Lewkowitz an email but so far I have not heard from
him. He may, for whatever reason, not want to get in
touch with me. I only saw him once as a little boy.
Also does anybody know of a docter named Ishida, her
maiden name was Rappaport, She was born in England,
married a japanese docter who was a Major in the US
Army. They were living in Wuerzburg, Germany in 1975,
with them living was Mrs Rappaport, the grandmother,
they had two children I believe. Dr Ishida was picked
to go t to a research school or something similiar to
it, for brain research.
Thank you very much for all the help
Laja Rifka Thomas
searching for Lewkowicz >from Czenstochau
searching for Cymbalista >from Rakow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lewkowitz #general

layla thomas <mikolayla_99@...>
 

Hallo
I want to thank all of you that took the time to help
and write to me about my cousins Harry and Gail
Lewkowitz. Yes they are the right ones. I sent Harry
Lewkowitz an email but so far I have not heard from
him. He may, for whatever reason, not want to get in
touch with me. I only saw him once as a little boy.
Also does anybody know of a docter named Ishida, her
maiden name was Rappaport, She was born in England,
married a japanese docter who was a Major in the US
Army. They were living in Wuerzburg, Germany in 1975,
with them living was Mrs Rappaport, the grandmother,
they had two children I believe. Dr Ishida was picked
to go t to a research school or something similiar to
it, for brain research.
Thank you very much for all the help
Laja Rifka Thomas
searching for Lewkowicz >from Czenstochau
searching for Cymbalista >from Rakow


Jacob SAVIN, Connecticut; reporting of suicides in early 1900's #general

LJTRS@...
 

Hello,

I am researching my husband's great grandfather, Jacob SAVIN, whom the
family barely knew. He married around 1897, stuck around enough to have
four children >from 1899-1909. We have been told that he disappeared by 1912.
He is listed on the 1910 Montville, Connecticut census and then on the 1920
census his wife,Sarah Savin, is listed as a widow. So somewhere between
1910 and 1920 he is gone. We know that he had New York connections and
since there are no records of his death in Connecticut, I began searching
New York. I have hit a wall. We suspect that he might have either left
his wife for another woman and started a new family (although we have
no evidence of that) or he committed suicide. Something scandalous occured.
Some old neighbors remembered that but they didn't know what. So we have
a mystery on our hands and can not seem to figure it out. Does anyone
have any idea how a Jewish suicide might have been handled around 1912-1920?
Would there be no records?

Thanks.
Rishy Savin
Miami, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob SAVIN, Connecticut; reporting of suicides in early 1900's #general

LJTRS@...
 

Hello,

I am researching my husband's great grandfather, Jacob SAVIN, whom the
family barely knew. He married around 1897, stuck around enough to have
four children >from 1899-1909. We have been told that he disappeared by 1912.
He is listed on the 1910 Montville, Connecticut census and then on the 1920
census his wife,Sarah Savin, is listed as a widow. So somewhere between
1910 and 1920 he is gone. We know that he had New York connections and
since there are no records of his death in Connecticut, I began searching
New York. I have hit a wall. We suspect that he might have either left
his wife for another woman and started a new family (although we have
no evidence of that) or he committed suicide. Something scandalous occured.
Some old neighbors remembered that but they didn't know what. So we have
a mystery on our hands and can not seem to figure it out. Does anyone
have any idea how a Jewish suicide might have been handled around 1912-1920?
Would there be no records?

Thanks.
Rishy Savin
Miami, FL


LIEBLICH Family with Polish, Pittsburgh, Providence Connections #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>
 

I am trying to locate anyone who is a descendant of or researching the
family of Pincus [Peter] LIEBLICH. I have strong reason to believe that he
was the brother of my gg-grandmother Rachel LIEBLICH.

Rachel Lieblich (daughter of Yosef and Ester) born about 1849 (in
Austria-Hungary/Poland) married Henry [Haim Naftali] Rosenblatt +/-1866.
Their children were: Feitel; Szymon; Hesh/Hirsh; Rivka; Solomon; Leah;
Charles; Bernard; David and Benjamin. They immigrated about 1871 and
settled initially in Pittsburgh, before relocating to Providence. Rachel
died in 1889 in Providence.

Pincus Lieblich (born about 1857) was married to Rose (born about 1862) and
their children were: Samuel (born about 1881); Jacob (born about 1878) and
Herman (born about 1886).

I found a ship's manifest showing them arriving in the US on 24 Jul 1886. I
doubt that was their first trip as Pincus was naturalized in Allegheny
County in 1889 and according to records; both Jacob and Herman were born in
Providence, RI.

There is the following listing in the 1890 Pittsburgh directory:

Name: Peter Lieblich
Location 1: 349 Fifth Avenue
Occupation: pictures
Year: 1890
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA

He is also listed in the 1910 Pittsburgh census.

I've found Jacob Lieblich born in 1881 in Providence; died in 1964 in Los
Angeles. In 1920 and 1930 he was married to Belle and living in Cleveland.

I've found Herman Lieblich born in 1886 in Providence; son of Peter and
Rachel Lieblich.

The reason I'm so sure that there is a connection between Pincus and my
gg-grandmother is the Pittsburgh Providence connection as well as the fact
that both Pincus and Henry ROSENBLATT (my gg-grandfather) were picture
framers.

There was also Sarah Lieblich (born about 1876 in Austria) immigrated
between 1888-1892. She settled in Pittsburgh and married Israel Isaac
Rosenblatt (brother of Henry). She died childless in 1932. According to a
letter written by my ggg-grandfather, she had a wealthy brother who had many
children. Could it have been Pincus? I have yet to locate other children
besides the three mentioned above.

If anyone knows anything about the LIEBLICH family, I would greatly
appreciate hearing >from you. Please respond privately.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a very Happy
Pesach.

Best regards,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Cary, NC
linsilv@nc.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LIEBLICH Family with Polish, Pittsburgh, Providence Connections #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>
 

I am trying to locate anyone who is a descendant of or researching the
family of Pincus [Peter] LIEBLICH. I have strong reason to believe that he
was the brother of my gg-grandmother Rachel LIEBLICH.

Rachel Lieblich (daughter of Yosef and Ester) born about 1849 (in
Austria-Hungary/Poland) married Henry [Haim Naftali] Rosenblatt +/-1866.
Their children were: Feitel; Szymon; Hesh/Hirsh; Rivka; Solomon; Leah;
Charles; Bernard; David and Benjamin. They immigrated about 1871 and
settled initially in Pittsburgh, before relocating to Providence. Rachel
died in 1889 in Providence.

Pincus Lieblich (born about 1857) was married to Rose (born about 1862) and
their children were: Samuel (born about 1881); Jacob (born about 1878) and
Herman (born about 1886).

I found a ship's manifest showing them arriving in the US on 24 Jul 1886. I
doubt that was their first trip as Pincus was naturalized in Allegheny
County in 1889 and according to records; both Jacob and Herman were born in
Providence, RI.

There is the following listing in the 1890 Pittsburgh directory:

Name: Peter Lieblich
Location 1: 349 Fifth Avenue
Occupation: pictures
Year: 1890
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA

He is also listed in the 1910 Pittsburgh census.

I've found Jacob Lieblich born in 1881 in Providence; died in 1964 in Los
Angeles. In 1920 and 1930 he was married to Belle and living in Cleveland.

I've found Herman Lieblich born in 1886 in Providence; son of Peter and
Rachel Lieblich.

The reason I'm so sure that there is a connection between Pincus and my
gg-grandmother is the Pittsburgh Providence connection as well as the fact
that both Pincus and Henry ROSENBLATT (my gg-grandfather) were picture
framers.

There was also Sarah Lieblich (born about 1876 in Austria) immigrated
between 1888-1892. She settled in Pittsburgh and married Israel Isaac
Rosenblatt (brother of Henry). She died childless in 1932. According to a
letter written by my ggg-grandfather, she had a wealthy brother who had many
children. Could it have been Pincus? I have yet to locate other children
besides the three mentioned above.

If anyone knows anything about the LIEBLICH family, I would greatly
appreciate hearing >from you. Please respond privately.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a very Happy
Pesach.

Best regards,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Cary, NC
linsilv@nc.rr.com


Help with Idea's? #southafrica

russell
 

Dear JewishGenners
Having drawn a blank in Latvia (no records exist for 1879), spoken to every
living relative, have trawled every page on the SAfrica SIG and many of the
linked resources and still have no solid leads to work on, so I am turning
to this group for some Idea's

I am looking for information about our South African BERNSTEIN family. They
originated in Dvinsk/DAUGAVPILS, Latvia.

Perets and Lily Bernstein >from Latvia had at least one son who went to
England around 1900. Hyman BERNSTEIN (1879-1943) he married Yetta and had 3
children Percy, Rachel Leah and Bernard.

Another son born went to South Africa (via England), we know that this
brother was married (not sure if in UK or SA) we also know that the family
where still in South Africa in the early 50's this is the family we are
trying to locate.

Did the Jewish immigrants in SA live in communities or have burial societies
from the old country similar to other worldwide communities, if so do
records exist?

Where do I go >from here? I am considering writing to every BERNSTEIN in the
South African phone book! unless anyone can give me other avenues to explore
first. .

Russell Vaughan
Malaga
SPAIN


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Help with Idea's? #southafrica

russell
 

Dear JewishGenners
Having drawn a blank in Latvia (no records exist for 1879), spoken to every
living relative, have trawled every page on the SAfrica SIG and many of the
linked resources and still have no solid leads to work on, so I am turning
to this group for some Idea's

I am looking for information about our South African BERNSTEIN family. They
originated in Dvinsk/DAUGAVPILS, Latvia.

Perets and Lily Bernstein >from Latvia had at least one son who went to
England around 1900. Hyman BERNSTEIN (1879-1943) he married Yetta and had 3
children Percy, Rachel Leah and Bernard.

Another son born went to South Africa (via England), we know that this
brother was married (not sure if in UK or SA) we also know that the family
where still in South Africa in the early 50's this is the family we are
trying to locate.

Did the Jewish immigrants in SA live in communities or have burial societies
from the old country similar to other worldwide communities, if so do
records exist?

Where do I go >from here? I am considering writing to every BERNSTEIN in the
South African phone book! unless anyone can give me other avenues to explore
first. .

Russell Vaughan
Malaga
SPAIN