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Subcarpathia SIG July 2018 Update - New Records & Warsaw IAJGS Conference #subcarpathia

Lara Diamond
 

Dear Friends,

This has been an exciting few weeks for JewishGen's Sub-Carpathian
SIG. We just uploaded another batch of records onto JewishGen for
your searching pleasure. (If this excites you, see below for how you
can financially contribute to our SIG. It'll ensure we can continue
getting these records for you.) Details are below.

In addition, we are preparing for the Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting at the
IAJGS conference--if you'll be in Warsaw for the conference, come for
a full update on the SIG on Wednesday August 8 at 8AM. I'll also be
giving several presentations, one of which talks about a number of
record sets I used to reconstruct a branch of my own Subcarpathian
family--that talk will be on Wednesday August 8 at 1:30PM.

As mentioned above, we have just uploaded another batch of transcribed
records to JewishGen, and I am pleased to report that we now have a
total of 27,918 Jewish records >from 286 books searchable on JewishGen
through both the Hungary and Ukraine databases. Additional records
have been transcribed as well, and more are being transcribed every
day.

These records were written in Hungarian between 1895-1919, and then in
Slovak until 1939. After that point, they were written in Ruthenian
(written in the Cyrillic alphabet) for several months, before
switching back to Hungarian. In addition, some of the towns also had
random periods of Ruthenian-language entries during the Slovak era.
We also have some Synagogue books >from the period between 1850-1895
which are in Hungarian.

[PLEASE do not write to me asking about the status of records for your
specific town. We are working on getting records >from the entire
area. I can't respond to everyone who contacts me asking for their
town after sending out these messages--and it takes time away from
getting more records indexed.]

We are grateful to everyone who has participated thus far by
supporting the project financially and by indexing, but there is much
more work to be done, and we need your help to continue. Our goal is
to index the approximately 3000 available Civil Registration Books and
some number of Synagogue Books, and then to work on obtaining and
indexing census records.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a financial
contribution to the JewishGen Sub-Carpathian SIG today. As a special
incentive, those who contribute $180 or more will receive access to
information before it is made publicly available on the JewishGen
databases. Tax deductible donations can be easily submitted via the
following methods:

- Our Secure Website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=50

- PayPal: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Sub-Carpathia.asp

Please note that this project covers those parts of the former
Maramaros, Bereg, Ugocsa and Ung megyes that are currently in Ukraine.
At this point we have indexed books covering towns in each of the
former Maramaros, Bereg and Ugocsa megyes, with more coverage coming
of additional towns in those megyes as well as Ung as we get
additional books copied.

We can also use volunteers--and you don't have to speak a language
other than English to be able to help index. For those volunteers who
are fluent in Hungarian or Czech, we could use your skills to make
sure we capture information in notes on records as well as to
proofread what the indexers have completed.

Thank you to the many volunteer indexers and financial donors who have
made all of this possible.

Looking forward to continuing to work on behalf of Sub-Carpathian researchers -

Lara Diamond
JewishGen Subcarpathian SIG Leader
http://www.JewishGen.org/Sub-Carpathia/


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Subcarpathia SIG July 2018 Update - New Records & Warsaw IAJGS Conference #subcarpathia

Lara Diamond
 

Dear Friends,

This has been an exciting few weeks for JewishGen's Sub-Carpathian
SIG. We just uploaded another batch of records onto JewishGen for
your searching pleasure. (If this excites you, see below for how you
can financially contribute to our SIG. It'll ensure we can continue
getting these records for you.) Details are below.

In addition, we are preparing for the Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting at the
IAJGS conference--if you'll be in Warsaw for the conference, come for
a full update on the SIG on Wednesday August 8 at 8AM. I'll also be
giving several presentations, one of which talks about a number of
record sets I used to reconstruct a branch of my own Subcarpathian
family--that talk will be on Wednesday August 8 at 1:30PM.

As mentioned above, we have just uploaded another batch of transcribed
records to JewishGen, and I am pleased to report that we now have a
total of 27,918 Jewish records >from 286 books searchable on JewishGen
through both the Hungary and Ukraine databases. Additional records
have been transcribed as well, and more are being transcribed every
day.

These records were written in Hungarian between 1895-1919, and then in
Slovak until 1939. After that point, they were written in Ruthenian
(written in the Cyrillic alphabet) for several months, before
switching back to Hungarian. In addition, some of the towns also had
random periods of Ruthenian-language entries during the Slovak era.
We also have some Synagogue books >from the period between 1850-1895
which are in Hungarian.

[PLEASE do not write to me asking about the status of records for your
specific town. We are working on getting records >from the entire
area. I can't respond to everyone who contacts me asking for their
town after sending out these messages--and it takes time away from
getting more records indexed.]

We are grateful to everyone who has participated thus far by
supporting the project financially and by indexing, but there is much
more work to be done, and we need your help to continue. Our goal is
to index the approximately 3000 available Civil Registration Books and
some number of Synagogue Books, and then to work on obtaining and
indexing census records.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a financial
contribution to the JewishGen Sub-Carpathian SIG today. As a special
incentive, those who contribute $180 or more will receive access to
information before it is made publicly available on the JewishGen
databases. Tax deductible donations can be easily submitted via the
following methods:

- Our Secure Website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=50

- PayPal: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Sub-Carpathia.asp

Please note that this project covers those parts of the former
Maramaros, Bereg, Ugocsa and Ung megyes that are currently in Ukraine.
At this point we have indexed books covering towns in each of the
former Maramaros, Bereg and Ugocsa megyes, with more coverage coming
of additional towns in those megyes as well as Ung as we get
additional books copied.

We can also use volunteers--and you don't have to speak a language
other than English to be able to help index. For those volunteers who
are fluent in Hungarian or Czech, we could use your skills to make
sure we capture information in notes on records as well as to
proofread what the indexers have completed.

Thank you to the many volunteer indexers and financial donors who have
made all of this possible.

Looking forward to continuing to work on behalf of Sub-Carpathian researchers -

Lara Diamond
JewishGen Subcarpathian SIG Leader
http://www.JewishGen.org/Sub-Carpathia/


Need help with translations #germany

Marion Bank <mb.shop15@...>
 

Moderator note about translation help for all GerSIG readers:

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/

Hello,

I have found some documents on Ancestry.com that were written in "old
german" . I need help with translations.
Since I cannot send these downloads as attachments, how do I send them
to you via e-mail????
Kindly let me know. Thank you.

Marion Stolzenberg Bank, Framingham, MA USA Jewishgen ID 250083


German SIG #Germany Need help with translations #germany

Marion Bank <mb.shop15@...>
 

Moderator note about translation help for all GerSIG readers:

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/

Hello,

I have found some documents on Ancestry.com that were written in "old
german" . I need help with translations.
Since I cannot send these downloads as attachments, how do I send them
to you via e-mail????
Kindly let me know. Thank you.

Marion Stolzenberg Bank, Framingham, MA USA Jewishgen ID 250083


Dena GOLDMAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to contact descendants of Dena GOLDMAN. She was the daughter of Rachel
(Rasha) DAN and Yehuda GOLDMAN. Dena was born in Olkeniki (Valkininkai), Lithuania,
and was the only one of her family to survive the Shoah. She may have settled in
Israel and married Yehoshua EICHORN, and they had two children, Yehudit Eichorn
FLUMIN and Asaf AGMON.

If anyone has any contact information, please contact me privately.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dena GOLDMAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to contact descendants of Dena GOLDMAN. She was the daughter of Rachel
(Rasha) DAN and Yehuda GOLDMAN. Dena was born in Olkeniki (Valkininkai), Lithuania,
and was the only one of her family to survive the Shoah. She may have settled in
Israel and married Yehoshua EICHORN, and they had two children, Yehudit Eichorn
FLUMIN and Asaf AGMON.

If anyone has any contact information, please contact me privately.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


American Ancestors Free Access to All Databases Through July 17 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Ancestors, by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is
offering free access to all online databases--more than 1.4 billion names--
from now through July 17. See: https://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx
You will need to create a guest account to see the images: Click on sign up
for account: https://www.americanancestors.org/membership/guest-users
The information requested is email address; password; first and last name.
No credit card information is required.

To browse the database which is far more than New England records see:
https://www.americanancestors.org/browse-database

I have no affiliation with American Ancestors and am posting this solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen American Ancestors Free Access to All Databases Through July 17 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Ancestors, by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is
offering free access to all online databases--more than 1.4 billion names--
from now through July 17. See: https://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx
You will need to create a guest account to see the images: Click on sign up
for account: https://www.americanancestors.org/membership/guest-users
The information requested is email address; password; first and last name.
No credit card information is required.

To browse the database which is far more than New England records see:
https://www.americanancestors.org/browse-database

I have no affiliation with American Ancestors and am posting this solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Mordcha LEVITAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to find some information on relatives by the name of LEVITAN of
Taurage, Lithuania. I have a Mordcha LEVITAN who married Chana Bala (Jenny)ROLNICK.
Their first daughter, Anna, married Morris CABLE, and their children settled in
Chicago and Wisconsin. The second daughter, Sara Dora, may have married a distant
relative. She was the second wife of Borach LEVITON (slight change in spelling),
son of Benjamin Harry LEVITAN. Borach's first wife had five children who settled
in Minneapolis. (One, David Benjamin, married the daughter of a child of Mordcha.)
Sara Dora and Borach had one daughter, Alma, who married a Norman KAUFMAN and
settled in Chicago. Minnie Levitan married Hyman COHEN and had four children. They
lived in Wisconsin and then Minneapolis. Arieh (Aaron) married Hannah HUBERSTEIN.
They had eight children and lived in Chicago. Their children would adopt the name
SAX and many of them lived in the Iron Range region of Minnesota.

Sam, another brother, adopted the name Sax and married a daughter of Arieh,
Pauline. They lived in the Iron Range and then later lived in Los Angeles.

Hirsh Mayer Levitan married Sara Gitel RUBENSTEIN. They had six children. One I
mentioned above married into the LEVITON family. A second was Solomon LEVITAN, the
State Treasurer of Wisconsin. A third, Jennie Ethel LEVITAN, married Abraham
ZECHMAN, who may have been related to the Levitans.

I want to confirm some information that I have on this family. Please contact me
privately.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mordcha LEVITAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to find some information on relatives by the name of LEVITAN of
Taurage, Lithuania. I have a Mordcha LEVITAN who married Chana Bala (Jenny)ROLNICK.
Their first daughter, Anna, married Morris CABLE, and their children settled in
Chicago and Wisconsin. The second daughter, Sara Dora, may have married a distant
relative. She was the second wife of Borach LEVITON (slight change in spelling),
son of Benjamin Harry LEVITAN. Borach's first wife had five children who settled
in Minneapolis. (One, David Benjamin, married the daughter of a child of Mordcha.)
Sara Dora and Borach had one daughter, Alma, who married a Norman KAUFMAN and
settled in Chicago. Minnie Levitan married Hyman COHEN and had four children. They
lived in Wisconsin and then Minneapolis. Arieh (Aaron) married Hannah HUBERSTEIN.
They had eight children and lived in Chicago. Their children would adopt the name
SAX and many of them lived in the Iron Range region of Minnesota.

Sam, another brother, adopted the name Sax and married a daughter of Arieh,
Pauline. They lived in the Iron Range and then later lived in Los Angeles.

Hirsh Mayer Levitan married Sara Gitel RUBENSTEIN. They had six children. One I
mentioned above married into the LEVITON family. A second was Solomon LEVITAN, the
State Treasurer of Wisconsin. A third, Jennie Ethel LEVITAN, married Abraham
ZECHMAN, who may have been related to the Levitans.

I want to confirm some information that I have on this family. Please contact me
privately.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


Re: Reason for conversion to Lutheranism? #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Hi, Jeffrey,

It's difficult for us to know the reasons for many things our
ancestors did, but you might find some enlightenment >from reading
about the conversion of someone else who converted to Lutheranism at
about the same time: Abraham Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. He was the son of
the famous Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn, and father of the
famous musicians Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (or "cousin
Felix" and "cousin Fanny", as I like to call them, thanks to my
husband's ancestral line). According to Wikipedia, "in 1786 the
Mendelssohn family was well established and wealthy. In line with
Moses's ideas that German Jews should participate in German as well as
Jewish culture Abraham had a liberal education." The Wikipedia
article about Abraham has a section "Attitude to Judaism" which says,
"Abraham took an uncompromising attitude towards his Jewish origins.
He felt that the day of Judaism was over and that it was necessary to
take practical steps to assimilate with German society. To this end he
and Lea took the (then) daring decision not to have their sons Felix
and Paul circumcised after their births in 1805 and 1809 respectively,
although this led to arguments with Lea's mother. He further took the
advice of Lea's brother Jakob to change his surname. Jakob had adopted
the name Bartholdy after a property which he had acquired, and
Abraham, too, chose to take this name. As he was to write later to
Felix, urging his son to drop the Mendelssohn name and use only
Bartholdy because of the fame of Moses Mendelssohn, "there can no more
be a Christian Mendelssohn than a Jewish Confucius."[2] Despite this,
Felix continued to use both names himself, and his public tended to
use only 'Mendelssohn'. Abraham's children were brought up at first
without any religious education; they were baptised in 1816, and
Abraham and Lea were baptised on 4 October 1822 in Frankfurt am Main
in the Calvinist French Reformed Church, that is, well away >from their
friends and relatives in Berlin. Their son Felix later married the
daughter of the former minister of that church."

If you can find books about Abraham, Fanny, or Felix in your local
library, you'll probably find more about the conversion. The Wikipedia
article about Felix says that he was baptized at the age of 7,
presumably in 1816, so his parents had him baptized six years before
their own baptism. Another article I found online suggests that
assimilation was the main reason for their conversion, since
anti-Semitism was high at that time.

Another reason for the conversion may have been the fact that a month
later, he had a child by a Christian woman, although I would think
that if that figured into his decision, he would have converted to
Roman Catholicism, her religion. On the other hand, the requirements
for conversion to Lutheranism might have been more lenient than those
for conversion to Roman Catholicism. She might have made his
conversion a requirement for their marriage.

Good luck with your research! Peace, Christine Crawford Oppenheimer

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 6:24 AM, Jeffrey Warren Herrmann
jeffrey.herrmann@gmail.com <gersig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
My 3rd great-grandfather was born Bernhard Passach Herschel in October
1800 in Hamburg into the family of a prosperous Jewish merchant, Meyer
Michel Herschel. The Herschels had lived in Hamburg since the time of
my 6th great-grandfather and perhaps longer. Bernhard lived with his
family at least until 1817, when his father, who had been economically
ruined by the Napoleonic occupation of Hamburg, died in his early 40s.
The next thing I know about him is that in November 1820 Bernhard was
in Frankfurt am Main, where he was baptized into the Lutheran faith.
Then in December 1820 he had a son with a Roman Catholic woman ( out
of wedlock), and the boy was baptized in a Lutheran church in nearby
Offenbach. ......... <snip> How I might I pursue the question of
specifically what drove my 3rd great-grandfather to convert?


German SIG #Germany Re: Reason for conversion to Lutheranism? #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Hi, Jeffrey,

It's difficult for us to know the reasons for many things our
ancestors did, but you might find some enlightenment >from reading
about the conversion of someone else who converted to Lutheranism at
about the same time: Abraham Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. He was the son of
the famous Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn, and father of the
famous musicians Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (or "cousin
Felix" and "cousin Fanny", as I like to call them, thanks to my
husband's ancestral line). According to Wikipedia, "in 1786 the
Mendelssohn family was well established and wealthy. In line with
Moses's ideas that German Jews should participate in German as well as
Jewish culture Abraham had a liberal education." The Wikipedia
article about Abraham has a section "Attitude to Judaism" which says,
"Abraham took an uncompromising attitude towards his Jewish origins.
He felt that the day of Judaism was over and that it was necessary to
take practical steps to assimilate with German society. To this end he
and Lea took the (then) daring decision not to have their sons Felix
and Paul circumcised after their births in 1805 and 1809 respectively,
although this led to arguments with Lea's mother. He further took the
advice of Lea's brother Jakob to change his surname. Jakob had adopted
the name Bartholdy after a property which he had acquired, and
Abraham, too, chose to take this name. As he was to write later to
Felix, urging his son to drop the Mendelssohn name and use only
Bartholdy because of the fame of Moses Mendelssohn, "there can no more
be a Christian Mendelssohn than a Jewish Confucius."[2] Despite this,
Felix continued to use both names himself, and his public tended to
use only 'Mendelssohn'. Abraham's children were brought up at first
without any religious education; they were baptised in 1816, and
Abraham and Lea were baptised on 4 October 1822 in Frankfurt am Main
in the Calvinist French Reformed Church, that is, well away >from their
friends and relatives in Berlin. Their son Felix later married the
daughter of the former minister of that church."

If you can find books about Abraham, Fanny, or Felix in your local
library, you'll probably find more about the conversion. The Wikipedia
article about Felix says that he was baptized at the age of 7,
presumably in 1816, so his parents had him baptized six years before
their own baptism. Another article I found online suggests that
assimilation was the main reason for their conversion, since
anti-Semitism was high at that time.

Another reason for the conversion may have been the fact that a month
later, he had a child by a Christian woman, although I would think
that if that figured into his decision, he would have converted to
Roman Catholicism, her religion. On the other hand, the requirements
for conversion to Lutheranism might have been more lenient than those
for conversion to Roman Catholicism. She might have made his
conversion a requirement for their marriage.

Good luck with your research! Peace, Christine Crawford Oppenheimer

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 6:24 AM, Jeffrey Warren Herrmann
jeffrey.herrmann@gmail.com <gersig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
My 3rd great-grandfather was born Bernhard Passach Herschel in October
1800 in Hamburg into the family of a prosperous Jewish merchant, Meyer
Michel Herschel. The Herschels had lived in Hamburg since the time of
my 6th great-grandfather and perhaps longer. Bernhard lived with his
family at least until 1817, when his father, who had been economically
ruined by the Napoleonic occupation of Hamburg, died in his early 40s.
The next thing I know about him is that in November 1820 Bernhard was
in Frankfurt am Main, where he was baptized into the Lutheran faith.
Then in December 1820 he had a son with a Roman Catholic woman ( out
of wedlock), and the boy was baptized in a Lutheran church in nearby
Offenbach. ......... <snip> How I might I pursue the question of
specifically what drove my 3rd great-grandfather to convert?


Rachel Toibe (WEINGARTEN ) and David SASOON #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have in one of my family trees a Rachel Toibe WEINGARTEN who
married a David SASOON. They have 3 daughters Merav,Michal and Yael.

I would appreciate it if anyone knows any of the above can ask them to contact me.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rachel Toibe (WEINGARTEN ) and David SASOON #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have in one of my family trees a Rachel Toibe WEINGARTEN who
married a David SASOON. They have 3 daughters Merav,Michal and Yael.

I would appreciate it if anyone knows any of the above can ask them to contact me.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only.


Descendants of Moshe Yehuda and Reitza WEINGARTEN #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Looking for anyone in the USA who has information on all the descendants of Moshe
Yehuda (1861-1917) and Reitza (1865-1958)WEINGARTEN who live in the USA.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of Moshe Yehuda and Reitza WEINGARTEN #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Looking for anyone in the USA who has information on all the descendants of Moshe
Yehuda (1861-1917) and Reitza (1865-1958)WEINGARTEN who live in the USA.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only.


Samuel KAUFFMANN 1829 -- ?? #general

Wayne Seale
 

Family records kept by a granddaughter of my great-great grand-father, Samuel
KAUFFMANN, give his date of birth as 12 December 1829, but there is no entry for
his date of death, even though there are several entries for the period after his
last known address was given in his son`s 1918 draft registration. A volunteer
at the Family History Library suggested that I investigate the Sam KAUFMAN (sic)
who died in 1923, listed by JOWBR at Mt. Zion Cemetery in east Los Angeles. The
online death index lists that Sam as 40 years old, but the 40 yr old Sam (54)was
alive in 1940.

There were five Sam(uel) Kauf(f)man(n)`s listed in the Los Angeles Directory in
1918, one coinciding with the address given by his son. The other four men were
still present in later directory or census reports. Another Sam died in 1921 in
Los Angeles but his place and date of birth and his parents are not in agreement
with any of my ancestor`s facts. Unfortunately, the 1923 death certificate has no
place or date of birth, no next of kin, and no profession listed. The 1923 Samuel
was treated for cerebral hemorrhage and senile dementia during six months prior to
death at a sanitarium located at the Pinney House in Sierra Madre. His
physical condition makes it plausible but circumstantial to accept my ancestor
died in 1923. Eliminating four possibilities is not too difficult but there were
16 Sam(uel) Kauf(f)man(n)`s in CA,AZ and OR and 252 in the US in 1920 and the
conclusion would still be circunstantial. Are there any other databases that can be
consulted?

Thank you for any suggestions. Wayne Seale


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Samuel KAUFFMANN 1829 -- ?? #general

Wayne Seale
 

Family records kept by a granddaughter of my great-great grand-father, Samuel
KAUFFMANN, give his date of birth as 12 December 1829, but there is no entry for
his date of death, even though there are several entries for the period after his
last known address was given in his son`s 1918 draft registration. A volunteer
at the Family History Library suggested that I investigate the Sam KAUFMAN (sic)
who died in 1923, listed by JOWBR at Mt. Zion Cemetery in east Los Angeles. The
online death index lists that Sam as 40 years old, but the 40 yr old Sam (54)was
alive in 1940.

There were five Sam(uel) Kauf(f)man(n)`s listed in the Los Angeles Directory in
1918, one coinciding with the address given by his son. The other four men were
still present in later directory or census reports. Another Sam died in 1921 in
Los Angeles but his place and date of birth and his parents are not in agreement
with any of my ancestor`s facts. Unfortunately, the 1923 death certificate has no
place or date of birth, no next of kin, and no profession listed. The 1923 Samuel
was treated for cerebral hemorrhage and senile dementia during six months prior to
death at a sanitarium located at the Pinney House in Sierra Madre. His
physical condition makes it plausible but circumstantial to accept my ancestor
died in 1923. Eliminating four possibilities is not too difficult but there were
16 Sam(uel) Kauf(f)man(n)`s in CA,AZ and OR and 252 in the US in 1920 and the
conclusion would still be circunstantial. Are there any other databases that can be
consulted?

Thank you for any suggestions. Wayne Seale


Scandinavian Jews in the Ukraine #general

Sharon Hann <hann.sharon.r@...>
 

I am researching my stepfather's family. His mother, Yetta Anderson, was born in
Pavoloch, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine, in 1897. I thought at first that her name had
been changed when she immigrated to the US in 1913. However, I found her sister's
naturalization papers; and she also listed her name as Anderson. My stepdad tells me
that his mother had blue eyes and blonde hair and was tall. My stepdad has blue eyes
also, although his siblings do not. His father was >from Belarus and his name was
Isadore Epstein. Does anyone know anything about Scandinavian Jews moving to the
Ukraine in the 1800s or earlier?
Sharon Hann


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Scandinavian Jews in the Ukraine #general

Sharon Hann <hann.sharon.r@...>
 

I am researching my stepfather's family. His mother, Yetta Anderson, was born in
Pavoloch, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine, in 1897. I thought at first that her name had
been changed when she immigrated to the US in 1913. However, I found her sister's
naturalization papers; and she also listed her name as Anderson. My stepdad tells me
that his mother had blue eyes and blonde hair and was tall. My stepdad has blue eyes
also, although his siblings do not. His father was >from Belarus and his name was
Isadore Epstein. Does anyone know anything about Scandinavian Jews moving to the
Ukraine in the 1800s or earlier?
Sharon Hann

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