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Re: SPIERS - SPIRO #rabbinic

moishe@langsam.com <moishe@...>
 

Hi,

SPIRO is a very common name in rabbinical circles. You would be well
advised to elaborate more on the immediate ancestry of your relative,
where they were born and when they lived. In my own family tree there
were many rabbis by the name of SPIRA, offspring of R' Hersh Mylech
SPIRA of Dynow, Galicia (1783 - 1841), also known as the Bnei
Yissoschur.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: SPIERS - SPIRO #rabbinic

moishe@langsam.com <moishe@...>
 

Hi,

SPIRO is a very common name in rabbinical circles. You would be well
advised to elaborate more on the immediate ancestry of your relative,
where they were born and when they lived. In my own family tree there
were many rabbis by the name of SPIRA, offspring of R' Hersh Mylech
SPIRA of Dynow, Galicia (1783 - 1841), also known as the Bnei
Yissoschur.

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY


Ukraine Holocaust Memorials in New York and New Jersey #ukraine

steve725@...
 

Greetings all,
This is my first posting to your list.
Some of you might be interested in visiting my website, as it does have some material of interest to Ukraine researchers. If you visit my Cemetery Project (accessible through my virtual museum's Site Map page), you will find web pages that display several Holocaust memorials >from cemeteries in New York and New Jersey. For now, there are pages for memorials associated with Burshtyn, Ostropol, Tolstoye and Turiysk.

In my "Postcards >from Home" exhibition, I have family photographs (not my family) >from Buczacz, Czernowitz, Drohobycz, Kamenets-Podolskiy and Odessa. More family photos >from E. Europe are always welcome on my site.

I also have, within the confines of my Cemetery Project, over sixty maps of overall cemetery grounds in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida and S. California, so you might like to visit this page and see what maps I do have, so that you may be better prepared for your next visit to one of these cemeteries. There is also a Cemetery Directory which lists contact info for many of the cemeteries in metro New York and New Jersey.

I also have a small unique surnames list for an Ostropol society plot on Long Island. More unique surname lists for plots associated with Ukrainian towns/cities will be created in the future. I hope each of you spend some time and have a good look at what my web site, a virtual (Internet only) museum of Jewish family history, has to offer. You can get the best overview by looking carefully through my museum's Site Map page. The URL for my site is listed under by name below.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine Holocaust Memorials in New York and New Jersey #ukraine

steve725@...
 

Greetings all,
This is my first posting to your list.
Some of you might be interested in visiting my website, as it does have some material of interest to Ukraine researchers. If you visit my Cemetery Project (accessible through my virtual museum's Site Map page), you will find web pages that display several Holocaust memorials >from cemeteries in New York and New Jersey. For now, there are pages for memorials associated with Burshtyn, Ostropol, Tolstoye and Turiysk.

In my "Postcards >from Home" exhibition, I have family photographs (not my family) >from Buczacz, Czernowitz, Drohobycz, Kamenets-Podolskiy and Odessa. More family photos >from E. Europe are always welcome on my site.

I also have, within the confines of my Cemetery Project, over sixty maps of overall cemetery grounds in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida and S. California, so you might like to visit this page and see what maps I do have, so that you may be better prepared for your next visit to one of these cemeteries. There is also a Cemetery Directory which lists contact info for many of the cemeteries in metro New York and New Jersey.

I also have a small unique surnames list for an Ostropol society plot on Long Island. More unique surname lists for plots associated with Ukrainian towns/cities will be created in the future. I hope each of you spend some time and have a good look at what my web site, a virtual (Internet only) museum of Jewish family history, has to offer. You can get the best overview by looking carefully through my museum's Site Map page. The URL for my site is listed under by name below.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


BRANDWAJN,KRIFKE BEJZMAN from Ostrog #ukraine

mark
 

Dear Genners, I am searching BRANDWAJN,KRIFKE BEJZMAN >from Ostrog,
Zdolbunow,Novograd Volynskij.
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine BRANDWAJN,KRIFKE BEJZMAN from Ostrog #ukraine

mark
 

Dear Genners, I am searching BRANDWAJN,KRIFKE BEJZMAN >from Ostrog,
Zdolbunow,Novograd Volynskij.
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Searching for PUDOLSKI, TAUBER (TAUB?) #ukraine

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

For those of you who were so helpful with my request on POKRASSE, thank you=
very much.

I've now been able to find the maiden name and other great-grandparents=
name:

Rifka POKRASSE, maiden name PUDOLSKI came to London in about 1893
David (or Davis) TAUBER (or TAUB) came to London with his young family in=
about 1905

I don't know which towns, but family lore says 'Kiev'

Any help very much appreciated!

Mark Lewis
London


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Searching for PUDOLSKI, TAUBER (TAUB?) #ukraine

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

For those of you who were so helpful with my request on POKRASSE, thank you=
very much.

I've now been able to find the maiden name and other great-grandparents=
name:

Rifka POKRASSE, maiden name PUDOLSKI came to London in about 1893
David (or Davis) TAUBER (or TAUB) came to London with his young family in=
about 1905

I don't know which towns, but family lore says 'Kiev'

Any help very much appreciated!

Mark Lewis
London


IAJGS/Latvia SIG Website #latvia

Barry Shay
 

IAJGS

For planning purposes, I'd like to get a better idea of who and how many
Latvia SIGgers will be attending the IAJGS conference in NYC this coming
summer. We will be having a luncheon and two meetings to better meet the
needs of the SIG. Suggestions are welcomed regarding business issues and
genealogy topics you'd like to discuss and/or present at any of the SIG
venues. If you would like to present something that you think would be of
interest to the attendees please contact me. Siggers would like to hear
about interesting genealogy finds, accounts of recent visits to Latvia,
research tips and trips, etc., so don't be shy - become an active
participant and add value to your Latvia SIG experience.

Website

Thanks to the efforts of Sarah Krein, our new webmaster, the Latvia SIG
website is being updated and improved. You can now download many Latvia SIG
newsletters that have only been available in hard copy previously. We are
trying to make all newsletters printed >from January 1996 until one year
prior to the current issue available to download. Paid members, of course,
will continue to receive the latest newsletters. More upgrades in style and
content are being planned.

Dave Howard is still recovering >from extensive hand surgery, but promises to
be back at his computer developing the Dvinsk Shtetlink as soon as he can.
We all wish Dave the best for a speedy recovery.


Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS/Latvia SIG Website #latvia

Barry Shay
 

IAJGS

For planning purposes, I'd like to get a better idea of who and how many
Latvia SIGgers will be attending the IAJGS conference in NYC this coming
summer. We will be having a luncheon and two meetings to better meet the
needs of the SIG. Suggestions are welcomed regarding business issues and
genealogy topics you'd like to discuss and/or present at any of the SIG
venues. If you would like to present something that you think would be of
interest to the attendees please contact me. Siggers would like to hear
about interesting genealogy finds, accounts of recent visits to Latvia,
research tips and trips, etc., so don't be shy - become an active
participant and add value to your Latvia SIG experience.

Website

Thanks to the efforts of Sarah Krein, our new webmaster, the Latvia SIG
website is being updated and improved. You can now download many Latvia SIG
newsletters that have only been available in hard copy previously. We are
trying to make all newsletters printed >from January 1996 until one year
prior to the current issue available to download. Paid members, of course,
will continue to receive the latest newsletters. More upgrades in style and
content are being planned.

Dave Howard is still recovering >from extensive hand surgery, but promises to
be back at his computer developing the Dvinsk Shtetlink as soon as he can.
We all wish Dave the best for a speedy recovery.


Barry Shay
President, Latvia SIG


Re: Subject: Info Korsovka Karsava #latvia

Maurine Starr <maurine5@...>
 

is it possible that Korsowka (karsava) could be "krislava"....?
My gm application for naturalization shows "krislava" as her
place of birth.

Maurine Starr
researching: Vilna, Trakai, Daugavpils, Krislava
Indurski, Kogan, Cohen

MODERATOR:
Have you tried JewishGen's Shtetlseeker?
My guess is that your town is what is to day Kraslava.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Subject: Info Korsovka Karsava #latvia

Maurine Starr <maurine5@...>
 

is it possible that Korsowka (karsava) could be "krislava"....?
My gm application for naturalization shows "krislava" as her
place of birth.

Maurine Starr
researching: Vilna, Trakai, Daugavpils, Krislava
Indurski, Kogan, Cohen

MODERATOR:
Have you tried JewishGen's Shtetlseeker?
My guess is that your town is what is to day Kraslava.


Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin/LAZARUS #general

Fernando Lazarus
 

Hello group:
Miriam Morgolyes told me by eamil that in the Weissensee Cementery in Berlin
are fourteen LAZARUS buried there, I need to find out in one of them is:
Arnold Lazarus, born May 8, ? no date of death.- He is my missing link in my
family tree. Where I can find those Lazarus names?
Thank You.

F.Lazarus M-200053
felazarus@yahoo.com
Arlington, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin/LAZARUS #general

Fernando Lazarus
 

Hello group:
Miriam Morgolyes told me by eamil that in the Weissensee Cementery in Berlin
are fourteen LAZARUS buried there, I need to find out in one of them is:
Arnold Lazarus, born May 8, ? no date of death.- He is my missing link in my
family tree. Where I can find those Lazarus names?
Thank You.

F.Lazarus M-200053
felazarus@yahoo.com
Arlington, Texas


STAVSKAYA #general

jap972@...
 

hello,

Has anybody ever heard of the name STAVSKAYA. I looked in Family Finder,didn't
see it listed there. I would appreciate any insight on this name, I'm not having
any luck with it. Thank you everybody for all of your help. Bye

Sherry Schernbeck (Jap972@aol.com)

Searching: Blady, Hecht, Wald, Hampel, Sadowska, Szwarc, Rubinstein,
Herslikowitz & Wolfstadt

MODERATOR NOTE: Russian surnames ending in SKAYA are usually married women.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STAVSKAYA #general

jap972@...
 

hello,

Has anybody ever heard of the name STAVSKAYA. I looked in Family Finder,didn't
see it listed there. I would appreciate any insight on this name, I'm not having
any luck with it. Thank you everybody for all of your help. Bye

Sherry Schernbeck (Jap972@aol.com)

Searching: Blady, Hecht, Wald, Hampel, Sadowska, Szwarc, Rubinstein,
Herslikowitz & Wolfstadt

MODERATOR NOTE: Russian surnames ending in SKAYA are usually married women.


A *most* interesting essay/bio #general

Cindy Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

As a bit of intro.......I've been absolutely "driven" to find out about my
roots (aren't we all?) and not being able to find a manifest in regard to
what the surname was "way back when" I would like to offer this information
that a cousin did for a social studies assignment some 50 years ago.

Information >from Naturalization papers (which took eons to find!)........Jacob
POTTER born January 18,1885 at Pinsk. Emigrated to the USA >from Bremen on the
Kaiser Wilhelm (which one??) arriving in NY on or about August 25, 1904. I
believe he first went to Bangor, Maine, then migrated down to Lewiston/Auburn
and finally to Portland, Maine. If anyone could offer some comment or aid in any
way, shape or manner, it would be greatly appreciated. After you've read the
essay, think about these things...

1. Does one suppose that he took the surname of the landlord? I've plugged
in every combination I can think of to find him on both Morse and Ellis
Island many times I even left name portions, both first and surname blank.
2. Does anyone know of an inhabited island on a river between Pinsk and
Minsk (come on you geography mavens, I really need you) Would it have had a
name? Was it just as he noted, a plantation??
3. All of the information is exactly as it was taken down........many moons
ago. Apologies for any typos, but they're original.
4. How long did one have to wait before declaring intent to become a
citizen of the USA.......5 years??

"My grandfather was the advisor to a landowner, who owned the island on
which he lived. This island was three and one half American miles >from
Minsk, a city in Lithuania. At the time of this era this was very unusual,
because this country was ruled by the Czar. The Jews lives in Ghettos and
were not allowed among Gentiles. Grandpa and his family were the only Jews
on the island among thirty-five other families. My grandfather had three
sons; they, too, lived on the island or plantation as it was often referred
to us. This is the end of all I can remember about my relatives but would
you like to know anything about me?" ( I answered, of course "yes".)

"I was , too, born on the plantation. We were a family of seven
children. My twin sister and I were the youngest. We lived on what the
land owner left for us. A small farm where we raised crops and a few
animals was our living. It was very little since most of our produce was
taken by our land-owner; something like the serf system in America. After
the landowner took his share, if we had anything left, it was taken to the
big village of Pinsk where we were able to see it and get a little extra
money."
"I went to a religious school of my religion in Minsk until I was
thirteen and then went to a school of higher learning in Pinsk.This
completes my story".
I ( in my papers write) will complete his story since he is too modest
to do so. At the age of eighteen, Gramp came to America. He was about the
only one in his family who hadn't come to America at this time. He joined
his brother in Lewiston, Maine, not knowing the English Language at all.
Grandpa began night school in Lewiston, but was only able to attend a short
time. Since Lewiston was a French town he needed to learn French which he
did, fluently.

Cindy POTTER Taylor
Boynton Beach, FLORIDA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A *most* interesting essay/bio #general

Cindy Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

As a bit of intro.......I've been absolutely "driven" to find out about my
roots (aren't we all?) and not being able to find a manifest in regard to
what the surname was "way back when" I would like to offer this information
that a cousin did for a social studies assignment some 50 years ago.

Information >from Naturalization papers (which took eons to find!)........Jacob
POTTER born January 18,1885 at Pinsk. Emigrated to the USA >from Bremen on the
Kaiser Wilhelm (which one??) arriving in NY on or about August 25, 1904. I
believe he first went to Bangor, Maine, then migrated down to Lewiston/Auburn
and finally to Portland, Maine. If anyone could offer some comment or aid in any
way, shape or manner, it would be greatly appreciated. After you've read the
essay, think about these things...

1. Does one suppose that he took the surname of the landlord? I've plugged
in every combination I can think of to find him on both Morse and Ellis
Island many times I even left name portions, both first and surname blank.
2. Does anyone know of an inhabited island on a river between Pinsk and
Minsk (come on you geography mavens, I really need you) Would it have had a
name? Was it just as he noted, a plantation??
3. All of the information is exactly as it was taken down........many moons
ago. Apologies for any typos, but they're original.
4. How long did one have to wait before declaring intent to become a
citizen of the USA.......5 years??

"My grandfather was the advisor to a landowner, who owned the island on
which he lived. This island was three and one half American miles >from
Minsk, a city in Lithuania. At the time of this era this was very unusual,
because this country was ruled by the Czar. The Jews lives in Ghettos and
were not allowed among Gentiles. Grandpa and his family were the only Jews
on the island among thirty-five other families. My grandfather had three
sons; they, too, lived on the island or plantation as it was often referred
to us. This is the end of all I can remember about my relatives but would
you like to know anything about me?" ( I answered, of course "yes".)

"I was , too, born on the plantation. We were a family of seven
children. My twin sister and I were the youngest. We lived on what the
land owner left for us. A small farm where we raised crops and a few
animals was our living. It was very little since most of our produce was
taken by our land-owner; something like the serf system in America. After
the landowner took his share, if we had anything left, it was taken to the
big village of Pinsk where we were able to see it and get a little extra
money."
"I went to a religious school of my religion in Minsk until I was
thirteen and then went to a school of higher learning in Pinsk.This
completes my story".
I ( in my papers write) will complete his story since he is too modest
to do so. At the age of eighteen, Gramp came to America. He was about the
only one in his family who hadn't come to America at this time. He joined
his brother in Lewiston, Maine, not knowing the English Language at all.
Grandpa began night school in Lewiston, but was only able to attend a short
time. Since Lewiston was a French town he needed to learn French which he
did, fluently.

Cindy POTTER Taylor
Boynton Beach, FLORIDA


Re: SIG Posting Locating Polish Town #warsaw #poland

Susan Pentlin <pentlin@...>
 

My guess is Wroclaw. --susan

Phil.Moore448@mod.uk 03/13/06 6:55 AM >>>
Dear All,
I have recently traced my great grandparents to Poland. This, I managed
through the UK 1891 Census. Within this, their birthplace is written as
'Warslow, Poland'. As many of you will understand, this is based upon
the Census Enumerator's interpretation of how this sounded in English
but with a Polish accent. It would have been written phonetically. I
cannot trace a town as it is currently spelt and therefore have had to
look at alphabetic variations as I have no idea how certain letters are
pronounced in Polish. This has thrown up quite a few possibilities
spread across the whole of Poland and still left me some distance from
the truth. Therefore, I hope that with your help, and with the opinion
of those that know the country/language well, the actual town may be
identified. Any thoughts gratefully received.

Many Thanks.
Philip moore

Researching: BELOFSKY/BERLOFSKY (POLAND), MIDDA/MIDDE (POLAND), LANDAU
(POLAND), DREYER(POLAND)

moderator's note: try WARSAW ?


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: SIG Posting Locating Polish Town #warsaw #poland

Susan Pentlin <pentlin@...>
 

My guess is Wroclaw. --susan

Phil.Moore448@mod.uk 03/13/06 6:55 AM >>>
Dear All,
I have recently traced my great grandparents to Poland. This, I managed
through the UK 1891 Census. Within this, their birthplace is written as
'Warslow, Poland'. As many of you will understand, this is based upon
the Census Enumerator's interpretation of how this sounded in English
but with a Polish accent. It would have been written phonetically. I
cannot trace a town as it is currently spelt and therefore have had to
look at alphabetic variations as I have no idea how certain letters are
pronounced in Polish. This has thrown up quite a few possibilities
spread across the whole of Poland and still left me some distance from
the truth. Therefore, I hope that with your help, and with the opinion
of those that know the country/language well, the actual town may be
identified. Any thoughts gratefully received.

Many Thanks.
Philip moore

Researching: BELOFSKY/BERLOFSKY (POLAND), MIDDA/MIDDE (POLAND), LANDAU
(POLAND), DREYER(POLAND)

moderator's note: try WARSAW ?