Date   

Cosgrove's, Wisconsin #poland

jaclyn.sachs@...
 

Hi, everyone,


I recently found a metal photograph of my great-grandfather, who was
born in Zambrow, Poland, on the back of which is faintly handwritten:
"From: Cosgrove's, Hillsboro, Wis."

Any leads on what Cosgrove's might be? That it is written (as opposed
to being stamped), and the way in which it is written, makes me think
it's not the name of a photo studio/developer, but I'm not sure.
Note: My great-grandfather lived in New York City.

Thank you,

Jaclyn Sachs
Los Angeles, CA
jaclyn.sachs@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Cosgrove's, Wisconsin #poland

jaclyn.sachs@...
 

Hi, everyone,


I recently found a metal photograph of my great-grandfather, who was
born in Zambrow, Poland, on the back of which is faintly handwritten:
"From: Cosgrove's, Hillsboro, Wis."

Any leads on what Cosgrove's might be? That it is written (as opposed
to being stamped), and the way in which it is written, makes me think
it's not the name of a photo studio/developer, but I'm not sure.
Note: My great-grandfather lived in New York City.

Thank you,

Jaclyn Sachs
Los Angeles, CA
jaclyn.sachs@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Kindertransport Train Celebration #lithuania

Paul Prescott
 

Hi, I would just like to thank Bill Yoffee for sharing the link to
information and photographs >from the Kindertransport Train Celebration
with us.

They were, as Bill said, extremely moving.

Sue Prescott
Wigan, England


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kindertransport Train Celebration #lithuania

Paul Prescott
 

Hi, I would just like to thank Bill Yoffee for sharing the link to
information and photographs >from the Kindertransport Train Celebration
with us.

They were, as Bill said, extremely moving.

Sue Prescott
Wigan, England


found my link to the Friedman family from Krakes and Josvainiai #lithuania

Oscar Friedman <oscar.friedman@...>
 

Hello Siggers
First of all I wish to greet you with happy new year (a bit early this
year).

Finally after long time I think I can say in a high level of certainty
that I have found my Friedman family tree , and >from that finding of
some more names of my grandfather's sisters and brothers that died in
the holocaust, and he never spoke about.

It seems that my Friedmans were active in 2 Shtetels, the first one was
Krakes , and the other one is Josvainiai

I also found my grandfathers mother full name : Libe Meriate (Mer )
daughter of Nakhman Mer

The meaning is I have a family tree that takes my Friedman to mid 18
century. the first of the family group was Berel Friedman, father of
Benjamin, Kopel and Laybe.

Hopefully will be able to expand the search some more and maybe go
back in history even more.

This founding open new search for more family members or relatives by
marriage, like GOLDBERG family >from Ariogala , or Kagan >from
Joniskelis

Hope this message will give some more motivation to reopen their search
even after long pause .

And even more I will be happy to cooperate with other Siggers that
are related to the Friedman's >from Krakes and Josvainiai.

Best regards and Shana Tova
Oscar Friedman
Israel
Searching : Friedman >from Krakes , Korb >from Salakas , Ziv >from Ariogala


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania found my link to the Friedman family from Krakes and Josvainiai #lithuania

Oscar Friedman <oscar.friedman@...>
 

Hello Siggers
First of all I wish to greet you with happy new year (a bit early this
year).

Finally after long time I think I can say in a high level of certainty
that I have found my Friedman family tree , and >from that finding of
some more names of my grandfather's sisters and brothers that died in
the holocaust, and he never spoke about.

It seems that my Friedmans were active in 2 Shtetels, the first one was
Krakes , and the other one is Josvainiai

I also found my grandfathers mother full name : Libe Meriate (Mer )
daughter of Nakhman Mer

The meaning is I have a family tree that takes my Friedman to mid 18
century. the first of the family group was Berel Friedman, father of
Benjamin, Kopel and Laybe.

Hopefully will be able to expand the search some more and maybe go
back in history even more.

This founding open new search for more family members or relatives by
marriage, like GOLDBERG family >from Ariogala , or Kagan >from
Joniskelis

Hope this message will give some more motivation to reopen their search
even after long pause .

And even more I will be happy to cooperate with other Siggers that
are related to the Friedman's >from Krakes and Josvainiai.

Best regards and Shana Tova
Oscar Friedman
Israel
Searching : Friedman >from Krakes , Korb >from Salakas , Ziv >from Ariogala


Bukacowce, Bukazowera and Buhazoweza #galicia

Karol Swanson
 

Hi

Can someone help me please? I have found several references on
family documents to towns with different spellings: Bukacowce,
Bukazowera and Buhazoweza. Are these the same place but with
wrong spelling? Can anyone offer me any clue as to what town(s)
I should be focussing on?

Many thanks,

K. Schlosser
Edinburgh


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Bukacowce, Bukazowera and Buhazoweza #galicia

Karol Swanson
 

Hi

Can someone help me please? I have found several references on
family documents to towns with different spellings: Bukacowce,
Bukazowera and Buhazoweza. Are these the same place but with
wrong spelling? Can anyone offer me any clue as to what town(s)
I should be focussing on?

Many thanks,

K. Schlosser
Edinburgh


GeoCities Closing October 29th - Let JewishGen Host Old GeoCities Pages #usa

Groll, Avraham
 

Yahoo's GeoCities will be closing on October 29th this year. There are
hundreds, if not thousands, of websites hosted on GeoCities that contain
crucially important information for people researching their Jewish
ancestry.

JewishGen is eager to assume full responsibility - at no cost - for any
GeoCities site that contains information valuable to people researching
their Jewish roots. This information should not be lost, and JewishGen
will ensure that the data and information will remain accessible for
generations to come.

If you have such a GeoCities website, (or know of others that exist),
please email us at info@JewishGen.org and one of our representatives
will contact you quickly to make the easy transfer.

Please forward this message to anyone whom you feel can help in this
effort.

Best regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@mjhnyc.org

Visit our new homepage: www.JewishGen.org


Early American SIG #USA GeoCities Closing October 29th - Let JewishGen Host Old GeoCities Pages #usa

Groll, Avraham
 

Yahoo's GeoCities will be closing on October 29th this year. There are
hundreds, if not thousands, of websites hosted on GeoCities that contain
crucially important information for people researching their Jewish
ancestry.

JewishGen is eager to assume full responsibility - at no cost - for any
GeoCities site that contains information valuable to people researching
their Jewish roots. This information should not be lost, and JewishGen
will ensure that the data and information will remain accessible for
generations to come.

If you have such a GeoCities website, (or know of others that exist),
please email us at info@JewishGen.org and one of our representatives
will contact you quickly to make the easy transfer.

Please forward this message to anyone whom you feel can help in this
effort.

Best regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@mjhnyc.org

Visit our new homepage: www.JewishGen.org


Yizkor Book Project, August 2009 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Yes, another very productive month, and this is due to a continued effort by
a very diligent team of volunteers and professional translators who work
behind the scenes. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank
the volunteers who have been carefully and patiently transliterating
necrologies and also the editors who have carefully gone over these same
necrologies and texts to ensure that the material placed in the Yizkor Book
site is as precise as we can possibly make it.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Max Heffler, who is a
very integral part of the Yizkor Book html team (and many other teams!), and
also takes care of the huge task of regularly placing the online Yizkor Book
necrologies into the Yizkor Book necrology database which serves as a very
helpful tool for finding where information is located on families killed in
the Holocaust .

Statistics -- During this month we carried out 15 updates for:

-Bielsk-Podlaski, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czyzew, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
-Kaluszyn, Poland
-Katowice, Poland
-Kolo, Poland
-Kutno, Poland
-Lithuania (lita.html)
-Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
-Strzemieszyce Wielkie, Poland
-Svencionys, Lithuania
-Tighina, Moldova (Bendery)

We also added in 8 new books:

-Baranów Sandomierski, Poland
-Byten, Belarus
-Chorzele, Poland
-Dobromil, Ukraine
-Golub-Dobrzy&#324;, Poland
-Komárno, Slovakia
-Lakhva, Belarus
-Sierpc, Poland

With the addition of these new books I am happy to announce that we have
now more than 500 books online (506, at last count!) together with almost
900 entries, that is to say pages for Jewish communities that don't
necessarily have their own Yizkor book. The bulk of these entries come from
the Encyclopedias of Jewish Communities (Pinkasei Hakehillot) which have
historical information all the Jewish communities, no matter how large or
how small. And regarding these entries -- I would like to suggest to those
of you whose family came >from communities that don't appear in any Yizkor
book to consider preparing a translation of the entry >from the respective
encyclopedia, or engaging a professional translator to do so.

If you require assistance regarding this or about any facet of the Yizkor
Book Project, I would be glad to hear >from you. Please remember that all
this month's additions and updates have been flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Cemetery desecration and JOWBR #usa

Nolan Altman
 

Saul Issroff's recent South Africa SIG post regarding the desecration at the
Muizenberg Cemetery, South Africa, reminds us of the importance of indexing and
photographing headstones >from Jewish cemeteries around the world. This will
create a permanent virtual record of the memorials to our ancestors.

With currently over 1.2 million burial records, JewishGen's international
burial registry, JOWBR - JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry--
encourages individuals, local JGS groups, synagogue groups, and other
community or genealogical associations to index and photograph headstones in
their areas and add these records to the JOWBR database. We are happy to
add acknowledgements to volunteers and donors or add links to websites in
our Cemetery Description field when requested.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition and JOWBR Coordinator
NAltman@jewishgen.org


Early American SIG #USA Yizkor Book Project, August 2009 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Yes, another very productive month, and this is due to a continued effort by
a very diligent team of volunteers and professional translators who work
behind the scenes. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank
the volunteers who have been carefully and patiently transliterating
necrologies and also the editors who have carefully gone over these same
necrologies and texts to ensure that the material placed in the Yizkor Book
site is as precise as we can possibly make it.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Max Heffler, who is a
very integral part of the Yizkor Book html team (and many other teams!), and
also takes care of the huge task of regularly placing the online Yizkor Book
necrologies into the Yizkor Book necrology database which serves as a very
helpful tool for finding where information is located on families killed in
the Holocaust .

Statistics -- During this month we carried out 15 updates for:

-Bielsk-Podlaski, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czyzew, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dusetos, Lithuania
-Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
-Kaluszyn, Poland
-Katowice, Poland
-Kolo, Poland
-Kutno, Poland
-Lithuania (lita.html)
-Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
-Strzemieszyce Wielkie, Poland
-Svencionys, Lithuania
-Tighina, Moldova (Bendery)

We also added in 8 new books:

-Baranów Sandomierski, Poland
-Byten, Belarus
-Chorzele, Poland
-Dobromil, Ukraine
-Golub-Dobrzy&#324;, Poland
-Komárno, Slovakia
-Lakhva, Belarus
-Sierpc, Poland

With the addition of these new books I am happy to announce that we have
now more than 500 books online (506, at last count!) together with almost
900 entries, that is to say pages for Jewish communities that don't
necessarily have their own Yizkor book. The bulk of these entries come from
the Encyclopedias of Jewish Communities (Pinkasei Hakehillot) which have
historical information all the Jewish communities, no matter how large or
how small. And regarding these entries -- I would like to suggest to those
of you whose family came >from communities that don't appear in any Yizkor
book to consider preparing a translation of the entry >from the respective
encyclopedia, or engaging a professional translator to do so.

If you require assistance regarding this or about any facet of the Yizkor
Book Project, I would be glad to hear >from you. Please remember that all
this month's additions and updates have been flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Early American SIG #USA Cemetery desecration and JOWBR #usa

Nolan Altman
 

Saul Issroff's recent South Africa SIG post regarding the desecration at the
Muizenberg Cemetery, South Africa, reminds us of the importance of indexing and
photographing headstones >from Jewish cemeteries around the world. This will
create a permanent virtual record of the memorials to our ancestors.

With currently over 1.2 million burial records, JewishGen's international
burial registry, JOWBR - JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry--
encourages individuals, local JGS groups, synagogue groups, and other
community or genealogical associations to index and photograph headstones in
their areas and add these records to the JOWBR database. We are happy to
add acknowledgements to volunteers and donors or add links to websites in
our Cemetery Description field when requested.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition and JOWBR Coordinator
NAltman@jewishgen.org


Alsatian relative Lost track after 1870 USA arrival #usa

ROBERT TEITELBAUM <bobtbaum@...>
 

I am most interested in family experiences and stories. My primary research
goals now are to find out:
1. To find out what happened to my great grandfather's sister, Sara,
who came to New York with him then "disappears" >from the records.
2. If there are any surviving BLOCHs directly related to my great
grandfather's family surviving in Europe.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 8341 The family names and ancestral towns
that I have entered in the JGFF (JewishGenFamily Finder)
are my four grandparental families (listed below) and their spouses and
direct desendants.

Presently I am pursuing a missing decade of my Alsatian, BLOCH,family
in New York City. Does anyone have an idea where Alsatian Jews who came
to New York City around 1870 might have gathered or gone to religious
services (what synagogue)or been a part of any kind of group?

Would there have been a neighborhood or living accomodation where
people spoke the familiar languages of Alsace and had a similar history?

In addition to the BLOCH family of Valff, Bas Rhin, Alsace to New York
am researching: TEITELBAUM: Tarnopol, Galicia to Western Pennsylvania
1871 then to Brooklyn, New York 1890; FELLEMAN: Marken, Amsterdam, Holland
to Philadelphia 1832, then to New York and Brooklyn, NY circa 1841
GOLDSCHMIDT (GOLDSMITH): Sprendlingen, Hessen, Germany to Brooklyn, NY 1855

Bob Teitelbaum, Ithaca, NY bobtbaum@verizon.net


Early American SIG #USA Alsatian relative Lost track after 1870 USA arrival #usa

ROBERT TEITELBAUM <bobtbaum@...>
 

I am most interested in family experiences and stories. My primary research
goals now are to find out:
1. To find out what happened to my great grandfather's sister, Sara,
who came to New York with him then "disappears" >from the records.
2. If there are any surviving BLOCHs directly related to my great
grandfather's family surviving in Europe.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 8341 The family names and ancestral towns
that I have entered in the JGFF (JewishGenFamily Finder)
are my four grandparental families (listed below) and their spouses and
direct desendants.

Presently I am pursuing a missing decade of my Alsatian, BLOCH,family
in New York City. Does anyone have an idea where Alsatian Jews who came
to New York City around 1870 might have gathered or gone to religious
services (what synagogue)or been a part of any kind of group?

Would there have been a neighborhood or living accomodation where
people spoke the familiar languages of Alsace and had a similar history?

In addition to the BLOCH family of Valff, Bas Rhin, Alsace to New York
am researching: TEITELBAUM: Tarnopol, Galicia to Western Pennsylvania
1871 then to Brooklyn, New York 1890; FELLEMAN: Marken, Amsterdam, Holland
to Philadelphia 1832, then to New York and Brooklyn, NY circa 1841
GOLDSCHMIDT (GOLDSMITH): Sprendlingen, Hessen, Germany to Brooklyn, NY 1855

Bob Teitelbaum, Ithaca, NY bobtbaum@verizon.net


INTRO - researching BARUCH and GERBUR families from Prussian Poland #germany

Ann Chiswell <annchiswell@...>
 

Hallo, GerSig,
I have just joined the group. I am a beginner for researching German
Jewish genealogy, although I have been doing English research for many years.

I live in Plymouth, England, and I really only read and speak English,
though I did French at school and know a little holiday German.

I can trace my ancestors back to Herman BARUCH [Zvi bar Yithak] born
1824 and his wife Henrietta/Yetta ABRAHAM. 1822, both born in Prussian Poland.

Their son Abraham BARNETT married Catherine, daughter of Simon
GERBUR/GARBER. Simon was born 1830 in Poland, and his wife Amelia
was born 1831 in London, daughter of Hyman ABRAHAMS.

My primary goals are to find out anything about these two sets of ancestors
before they came to England.

Ann Chiswell : annchiswell@yahoo.co.uk of Plymouth, England


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching BARUCH and GERBUR families from Prussian Poland #germany

Ann Chiswell <annchiswell@...>
 

Hallo, GerSig,
I have just joined the group. I am a beginner for researching German
Jewish genealogy, although I have been doing English research for many years.

I live in Plymouth, England, and I really only read and speak English,
though I did French at school and know a little holiday German.

I can trace my ancestors back to Herman BARUCH [Zvi bar Yithak] born
1824 and his wife Henrietta/Yetta ABRAHAM. 1822, both born in Prussian Poland.

Their son Abraham BARNETT married Catherine, daughter of Simon
GERBUR/GARBER. Simon was born 1830 in Poland, and his wife Amelia
was born 1831 in London, daughter of Hyman ABRAHAMS.

My primary goals are to find out anything about these two sets of ancestors
before they came to England.

Ann Chiswell : annchiswell@yahoo.co.uk of Plymouth, England


KANN - Dorrebach #germany

aka ray <sittingonafence@...>
 

I am interested in the history of the KANN (ZUR KANN) family originally
from Frankfurt.
It seems there was also a Kann family in 55444 Dorrebach (o umlaut).
I would like to know if and how they were related to the ones >from Frankfurt.

Does anyone know where the BMD-records of this place can be found?

Thanks for your help.

Raymond van Kooyk Netherlands sittingonafence@hotmail.com


German SIG #Germany KANN - Dorrebach #germany

aka ray <sittingonafence@...>
 

I am interested in the history of the KANN (ZUR KANN) family originally
from Frankfurt.
It seems there was also a Kann family in 55444 Dorrebach (o umlaut).
I would like to know if and how they were related to the ones >from Frankfurt.

Does anyone know where the BMD-records of this place can be found?

Thanks for your help.

Raymond van Kooyk Netherlands sittingonafence@hotmail.com