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new resource link: search for Danzigers in Aufbau #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A new link has been added to the Resources page of the Danzig SIG website,
in the Publications section:

The Aufbau Indexing Project (http://www.calzareth.com/aufbau/) has made
searchable thousands of announcements of births, engagements, marriages,
deaths, and other events >from the pages of Aufbau. You can find many
Danzigers by following the "Search the Database" link and then searching by
"German Origin" of Danzig (at the bottom).

As with other resources, please post to our SIG mailing list about your
research successes, which can provide useful guidance and inspiration for
other researchers.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland new resource link: search for Danzigers in Aufbau #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A new link has been added to the Resources page of the Danzig SIG website,
in the Publications section:

The Aufbau Indexing Project (http://www.calzareth.com/aufbau/) has made
searchable thousands of announcements of births, engagements, marriages,
deaths, and other events >from the pages of Aufbau. You can find many
Danzigers by following the "Search the Database" link and then searching by
"German Origin" of Danzig (at the bottom).

As with other resources, please post to our SIG mailing list about your
research successes, which can provide useful guidance and inspiration for
other researchers.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: Help for Cemetery Photos in Pittsburgh #belarus

Harriet Hoffman
 

Hi all,

I would like to tell you that the digests really work. In fact, they are
amazing. Just a couple of days ago I requested help in obtaining photos of my GG
parents graves/tombstones in Pittsburgh. The flood of emails replying to
help was overwhelming.

Within two days...just two days...the photos were waiting for me when I got
up, always many hours behind all of you, on my computer. After the 'shock and
awe' and drying up the tears I communicated with this wonderful individual
who continued to help in translating the Hebrew on the stone revealing my GG
parents parent's names. That would be my GGGP's, right?

This individual in Pittsburgh had not seen the digest message directly, but
rather had it forwarded >from a friend in Jerusalem. His mother, who lives in
Florida, and had the message sent to her >from a friend in the LitvakSIG, sent
me advice and also mentioned it to her son. When the mother heard that the
connection had been made she called me. We have many mutual friends through
Jewishgen and the SIGS and will meet at conference in NYC.

Genealogy may be about discovering our ancestors, but along the way we meet
family and make lasting true friendships sharing the lives that we live now.
Mike Karsen, genealogist and lecturer, gives seminars on just this..."the
higher calling of genealogy."

Thank you all for your outpouring of support. It feels very good.
Harriet Hoffman
Honolulu, HI


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Help for Cemetery Photos in Pittsburgh #belarus

Harriet Hoffman
 

Hi all,

I would like to tell you that the digests really work. In fact, they are
amazing. Just a couple of days ago I requested help in obtaining photos of my GG
parents graves/tombstones in Pittsburgh. The flood of emails replying to
help was overwhelming.

Within two days...just two days...the photos were waiting for me when I got
up, always many hours behind all of you, on my computer. After the 'shock and
awe' and drying up the tears I communicated with this wonderful individual
who continued to help in translating the Hebrew on the stone revealing my GG
parents parent's names. That would be my GGGP's, right?

This individual in Pittsburgh had not seen the digest message directly, but
rather had it forwarded >from a friend in Jerusalem. His mother, who lives in
Florida, and had the message sent to her >from a friend in the LitvakSIG, sent
me advice and also mentioned it to her son. When the mother heard that the
connection had been made she called me. We have many mutual friends through
Jewishgen and the SIGS and will meet at conference in NYC.

Genealogy may be about discovering our ancestors, but along the way we meet
family and make lasting true friendships sharing the lives that we live now.
Mike Karsen, genealogist and lecturer, gives seminars on just this..."the
higher calling of genealogy."

Thank you all for your outpouring of support. It feels very good.
Harriet Hoffman
Honolulu, HI


Orhei (Orgeyev), Moldova yizkor book completed #yizkorbooks

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am happy to announce that the Orhei, Moldova yizkor book is now
complete and online. There is an Insert at the beginning of the book
which includes all surnames >from the book and where they can be found.
Hopefully this will help you in locating family members if you don't
have time to read the whole book.

I would like to thank everyone who helped both financially and by
volunteering to make this all possible - there are too many people to
name all of them. However, I would like to especially thank three
people who I believe deserve special recognition. First, Lance
Ackerfeld who has put all of this information online (over 200 pages,
more than 125 chapters and 250 pictures). Lance is one of the Jewishgen
volunteers who works behind the scenes and rarely gets any recognition -
and he deserves plenty. Secondly, Jerrold Landau who did a large
portion of the Hebrew translation. An excellent translator who can
always be counted on to do a superb job - couldn't have done it without
him. And finally, Marsha Kayser who translated most of the Yiddish and
some of the Hebrew. She volunteered numerous hours and money to this
effort and kept me going when I was ready to give up. She was truly my
saviour.

Terry Lasky
Project Lead
Colorado, USA


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Orhei (Orgeyev), Moldova yizkor book completed #yizkorbooks

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am happy to announce that the Orhei, Moldova yizkor book is now
complete and online. There is an Insert at the beginning of the book
which includes all surnames >from the book and where they can be found.
Hopefully this will help you in locating family members if you don't
have time to read the whole book.

I would like to thank everyone who helped both financially and by
volunteering to make this all possible - there are too many people to
name all of them. However, I would like to especially thank three
people who I believe deserve special recognition. First, Lance
Ackerfeld who has put all of this information online (over 200 pages,
more than 125 chapters and 250 pictures). Lance is one of the Jewishgen
volunteers who works behind the scenes and rarely gets any recognition -
and he deserves plenty. Secondly, Jerrold Landau who did a large
portion of the Hebrew translation. An excellent translator who can
always be counted on to do a superb job - couldn't have done it without
him. And finally, Marsha Kayser who translated most of the Yiddish and
some of the Hebrew. She volunteered numerous hours and money to this
effort and kept me going when I was ready to give up. She was truly my
saviour.

Terry Lasky
Project Lead
Colorado, USA


Lenin, Lachwa Today #belarus

nulevich@...
 

We have posted some images of Lenin and Lachwa, Belarus, today.

Please see: www.watermargin.com/lenin

Neal Ulevich
Denver, Colorado, USA


Orhei (Orgeyev), Moldova Yizkor book completed #romania

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am happy to announce that the Orhei, Moldova yizkor book is now
complete and online. There is an Insert at the beginning of the book
which includes all surnames >from the book and where they can be found.
Hopefully this will help you in locating family members if you don't
have time to read the whole book.

I would like to thank everyone who helped both financially and by
volunteering to make this all possible - there are too many people to
name all of them. However, I would like to especially thank three
people who I believe deserve special recognition. First, Lance
Ackerfeld who has put all of this information online (over 200 pages,
more than 125 chapters and 250 pictures). Lance is one of the Jewishgen
volunteers who works behind the scenes and rarely gets any recognition -
and he deserves plenty. Secondly, Jerrold Landau who did a large
portion of the Hebrew translation. An excellent translator who can
always be counted on to do a superb job - couldn't have done it without
him. And finally, Marsha Kayser who translated most of the Yiddish and
some of the Hebrew. She volunteered numerous hours and money to this
effort and kept me going when I was ready to give up. She was truly my
saviour.

Terry Lasky
Project Lead
Colorado, USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lenin, Lachwa Today #belarus

nulevich@...
 

We have posted some images of Lenin and Lachwa, Belarus, today.

Please see: www.watermargin.com/lenin

Neal Ulevich
Denver, Colorado, USA


Romania SIG #Romania Orhei (Orgeyev), Moldova Yizkor book completed #romania

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am happy to announce that the Orhei, Moldova yizkor book is now
complete and online. There is an Insert at the beginning of the book
which includes all surnames >from the book and where they can be found.
Hopefully this will help you in locating family members if you don't
have time to read the whole book.

I would like to thank everyone who helped both financially and by
volunteering to make this all possible - there are too many people to
name all of them. However, I would like to especially thank three
people who I believe deserve special recognition. First, Lance
Ackerfeld who has put all of this information online (over 200 pages,
more than 125 chapters and 250 pictures). Lance is one of the Jewishgen
volunteers who works behind the scenes and rarely gets any recognition -
and he deserves plenty. Secondly, Jerrold Landau who did a large
portion of the Hebrew translation. An excellent translator who can
always be counted on to do a superb job - couldn't have done it without
him. And finally, Marsha Kayser who translated most of the Yiddish and
some of the Hebrew. She volunteered numerous hours and money to this
effort and kept me going when I was ready to give up. She was truly my
saviour.

Terry Lasky
Project Lead
Colorado, USA


IAJGS BOF session (final notice) #yiddish

jonina.duker@...
 

Attending IAJGS 26?

Don't forget to join the planning meeting for the JewishGen Yiddish
Theater and Vaudeville Research Group.

Session 1034
Wednesday, 16 August / 22 Av
4:45 to 6:00 PM
Soho, seventh floor

Moderator David Harris has been working on a list in the following
format >from our discussion archives and you will be able to add your
information to the list:

Surname Given; Activity; Location; Stage Name; Time Period; Sender;
Posting

We will be focusing on these three projects as identified by listserv
members as our highest priority:
1. A listing of actors, playwrights, business people, and others
associated with Yiddish theater, vaudeville, burlesque, and films being
sought by the members to facilitate information transfer;.
2. Personal photos and memorabilia associated with Yiddish theater and
vaudeville, images of which are to be placed on the web site;
3. Books about Yiddish theater, vaudeville, movies, etc. owned or
available to the members, for which members will be willing to research
information for other members.

Shavua Tov and hoping for peace in Israel.

Jonina Duker, YTandV RG founder and facilitator
BEIDICK (~Minsk), DUKER (~Minsk), GOLDBERG & GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
(Riga?), LEVINE (~Minsk?), RACHMAN (Salakas/Simferopol), RYMER,
SCHMUELIWITZ (~ Minsk?), SIEGEL (Uzpaliai), STRAUSS (Vilna?) &
ARLICK (Ashmyany), BARNA (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Soljataznan), GOLDSTEIN,
LICHTMAN (Csenger/Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Kemenesmihalyfa), SCHLESINGER


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre IAJGS BOF session (final notice) #yiddish

jonina.duker@...
 

Attending IAJGS 26?

Don't forget to join the planning meeting for the JewishGen Yiddish
Theater and Vaudeville Research Group.

Session 1034
Wednesday, 16 August / 22 Av
4:45 to 6:00 PM
Soho, seventh floor

Moderator David Harris has been working on a list in the following
format >from our discussion archives and you will be able to add your
information to the list:

Surname Given; Activity; Location; Stage Name; Time Period; Sender;
Posting

We will be focusing on these three projects as identified by listserv
members as our highest priority:
1. A listing of actors, playwrights, business people, and others
associated with Yiddish theater, vaudeville, burlesque, and films being
sought by the members to facilitate information transfer;.
2. Personal photos and memorabilia associated with Yiddish theater and
vaudeville, images of which are to be placed on the web site;
3. Books about Yiddish theater, vaudeville, movies, etc. owned or
available to the members, for which members will be willing to research
information for other members.

Shavua Tov and hoping for peace in Israel.

Jonina Duker, YTandV RG founder and facilitator
BEIDICK (~Minsk), DUKER (~Minsk), GOLDBERG & GORODINSKY (Minsk), KATZ
(Riga?), LEVINE (~Minsk?), RACHMAN (Salakas/Simferopol), RYMER,
SCHMUELIWITZ (~ Minsk?), SIEGEL (Uzpaliai), STRAUSS (Vilna?) &
ARLICK (Ashmyany), BARNA (Satu Mare), FRIEDLER (Soljataznan), GOLDSTEIN,
LICHTMAN (Csenger/Satu Mare), LITZKY (Golshany), RAPAPORT
(Kemenesmihalyfa), SCHLESINGER


FW: Samuel Levi/Levy #poland #warsaw

Peter Lebensold
 

I don't know if you have seen either of these, but (1) here is a list of
resources for Warwickshire, which is the county that Birmingham would =
have
been in at the end of the 19th century: =20
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/WAR/

And (2) attached is a 1891 census record that I was able to find (seems =
to
be Sam and Leah's young family) at=20
http://freecen.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

Happy hunting!

Peter Lebensold
Toronto

-----Original Message-----
From: Jslevey@aol.com [mailto:Jslevey@aol.com]=20
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:29 PM
To: Warszawa Research Group
Subject: [warszawa] Samuel Levi/Levy

Hello,

I have recently discovered that my grtgrt grandfather Samuel Levi/Levy =
was=20
born in Warsaw in about 1855. His Hebrew name was Shraga, so he may =
have
gone=20
by that name in Poland. He was a boot finisher. I don't know if he left =

Poland with family or on his own. I'm still researching that.Sometime =
prior
to=20
1878 he migrated to Birmingham UK, where he married Leah Caro.

I am relatively new to genealogy. Does anyone have any =
suggestions/leads I=20
could follow for trying to find my grtgrt grandfather?

Thanks in advance.

Janette Levey Frisch =20


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland FW: Samuel Levi/Levy #poland #warsaw

Peter Lebensold
 

I don't know if you have seen either of these, but (1) here is a list of
resources for Warwickshire, which is the county that Birmingham would =
have
been in at the end of the 19th century: =20
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/WAR/

And (2) attached is a 1891 census record that I was able to find (seems =
to
be Sam and Leah's young family) at=20
http://freecen.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

Happy hunting!

Peter Lebensold
Toronto

-----Original Message-----
From: Jslevey@aol.com [mailto:Jslevey@aol.com]=20
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:29 PM
To: Warszawa Research Group
Subject: [warszawa] Samuel Levi/Levy

Hello,

I have recently discovered that my grtgrt grandfather Samuel Levi/Levy =
was=20
born in Warsaw in about 1855. His Hebrew name was Shraga, so he may =
have
gone=20
by that name in Poland. He was a boot finisher. I don't know if he left =

Poland with family or on his own. I'm still researching that.Sometime =
prior
to=20
1878 he migrated to Birmingham UK, where he married Leah Caro.

I am relatively new to genealogy. Does anyone have any =
suggestions/leads I=20
could follow for trying to find my grtgrt grandfather?

Thanks in advance.

Janette Levey Frisch =20


Friedman/Azrylewitz #ukraine

sanz camp <bribrukla@...>
 

I am looking for information about my grandfather,
Abraham Azrylewitz, the son of Yaakov and Briena
Azrylewitz, who came >from Ukraine - Vienetza.

I am also looking for information about my great
grandfather, Rabbi Zusha Friedman of Odessa. He was a
cousin to the Rabbinic Friedmans of Ruzin.

Thank YOU!

Briena Klang
(signed by moderator)

NOTE: Genners - Please remember to sign your full name to all posts


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Friedman/Azrylewitz #ukraine

sanz camp <bribrukla@...>
 

I am looking for information about my grandfather,
Abraham Azrylewitz, the son of Yaakov and Briena
Azrylewitz, who came >from Ukraine - Vienetza.

I am also looking for information about my great
grandfather, Rabbi Zusha Friedman of Odessa. He was a
cousin to the Rabbinic Friedmans of Ruzin.

Thank YOU!

Briena Klang
(signed by moderator)

NOTE: Genners - Please remember to sign your full name to all posts


Re: RICHTER, WILDER and GOTTESMAN families in Austria #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

In my previous posting I pinpointed this Krakow marriage for Janette:

WILDER Salomon - Getzel 1894 M 78 999 Krakow Hersch - Leib Scheindel
SCHLOSSER
BERNHUT Malka 1894 M 78 999 Krakow Nathan Roza czyli Reizla SZWARTZ

but commnted on the marriage of a daughter in 1905!

Thank you so much Logan [we have happily cooperated on Vienna-Galicia
research before] for linking my findings in the previous posting to
this Krakow family tree - the fit is perfect. We even have the sister
Rose, Janette told us about for Sadie [identified by Logan as
Szeindel WILDER, dob May 10,1879

Now it is all clear: the parents must have undergone a civic marriage
in 1894 - to legitimise the children with respect to prevailing
Austrian law before emigration; they probably married first in the
late 1860s with a religious ceremony:

http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Krakow/Families/Schlosser.html#Sal

| !x Salomon Getzel WILDER 1841 #321
| ! m:Malka BERNHUT 1839 #363
| ! | married 1894 #78
| ! |o Roza WILDER Aug 10, 1874 #486
| ! |x Natan WILDER Jan 6, 1877 #47
| ! |o Szeindel WILDER May 10, 1879 #346
| ! |x Eizyk WILDER Aug 25, 1881 #526 - Dec 13, 1884
#496
| ! |x Symche WILDER Apr 19, 1884 #263

Had the children moved to Vienna or asked for a travel document [for
the USA] without a civic marriage, they would have been issued
passports under the name Bernhut [their mother's maiden name].

How is it I can find other people's gtgtgrandparents' wedding [with
links to gtgtgtgrandparents!] but have yet to find my own paternal
grandparents' wedding in London in the late 1880s? Wish me luck.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: RICHTER, WILDER and GOTTESMAN families in Austria #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

In my previous posting I pinpointed this Krakow marriage for Janette:

WILDER Salomon - Getzel 1894 M 78 999 Krakow Hersch - Leib Scheindel
SCHLOSSER
BERNHUT Malka 1894 M 78 999 Krakow Nathan Roza czyli Reizla SZWARTZ

but commnted on the marriage of a daughter in 1905!

Thank you so much Logan [we have happily cooperated on Vienna-Galicia
research before] for linking my findings in the previous posting to
this Krakow family tree - the fit is perfect. We even have the sister
Rose, Janette told us about for Sadie [identified by Logan as
Szeindel WILDER, dob May 10,1879

Now it is all clear: the parents must have undergone a civic marriage
in 1894 - to legitimise the children with respect to prevailing
Austrian law before emigration; they probably married first in the
late 1860s with a religious ceremony:

http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Krakow/Families/Schlosser.html#Sal

| !x Salomon Getzel WILDER 1841 #321
| ! m:Malka BERNHUT 1839 #363
| ! | married 1894 #78
| ! |o Roza WILDER Aug 10, 1874 #486
| ! |x Natan WILDER Jan 6, 1877 #47
| ! |o Szeindel WILDER May 10, 1879 #346
| ! |x Eizyk WILDER Aug 25, 1881 #526 - Dec 13, 1884
#496
| ! |x Symche WILDER Apr 19, 1884 #263

Had the children moved to Vienna or asked for a travel document [for
the USA] without a civic marriage, they would have been issued
passports under the name Bernhut [their mother's maiden name].

How is it I can find other people's gtgtgrandparents' wedding [with
links to gtgtgtgrandparents!] but have yet to find my own paternal
grandparents' wedding in London in the late 1880s? Wish me luck.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Family plot mystery in New York City #general

Jeff Miller
 

I have encountered members of a family buried together for whom I am unable
to determine their family relationship, and would appreciate any guesses, or
suggestions on how to resolve the dilemma that I have.

In particular, I have a Meyer or Mayer FINKELSTEIN who died in January 1946
at age 77, and Abraham FINKELSTEIN who died in 1914 at age 52. Although I
originally felt they might be brothers, the cemetery information (Mt. Zion)
is that his Hebrew name was Meir Leib and he was son of Shmuel Yitzhak ha
Levi and Fruma Chaikel. His spouse was Jennie.

Abraham is son of Isaac FINKELSTEIN and Zissel COHEN FINKELSTEIN.

The family was >from Lithuania, perhaps Kaunas (Kovno Russia) or near
Panevezys (Ponivez Russia).

Abraham and his wife Lena had ten children who included Samuel, Louis, Annie
(Hannah), Mollie, Rosie, one infant who died young, Israel/Isidore/Ralph,
Celia, Jacob/Jake/Jack, and Ida, the latter three being born in the US. The
family was originally in Manhattan >from as early as the end of 1892 to 1896
(for some members), and stayed until at least 1905, and then most have been
located over the years at various addresses in Brooklyn.

Meyer (Mayer) FINKELSTEIN and wife Jennie had daughters Bess GOLDMAN, Esther
GARDNER, Anna ELIAS, Martha KODISH, Charles and Harry FINKELSTEIN. I believe
Meyr (Mayer) arrived in New York in 1893.

Researching: FINKELSTEIN, LAN (LANE), IUDELOVICH (YUDELOWITZ), VAINER
(WIENER), VAISMAN (WEISSMAN/WHITEMAN), BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT, SPEKTOR/SPECTOR,
RABINOVICH/RABINOWITZ, ABARBANEL/BARBANEL, and others >from Panevezys,
Kaunas, Sirvintos, Seta, Vilijampole/Slobodka, Lithuania, and around the
world.

Jeff Miller
Washington DC/Maryland subrurbs
Singingtm@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family plot mystery in New York City #general

Jeff Miller
 

I have encountered members of a family buried together for whom I am unable
to determine their family relationship, and would appreciate any guesses, or
suggestions on how to resolve the dilemma that I have.

In particular, I have a Meyer or Mayer FINKELSTEIN who died in January 1946
at age 77, and Abraham FINKELSTEIN who died in 1914 at age 52. Although I
originally felt they might be brothers, the cemetery information (Mt. Zion)
is that his Hebrew name was Meir Leib and he was son of Shmuel Yitzhak ha
Levi and Fruma Chaikel. His spouse was Jennie.

Abraham is son of Isaac FINKELSTEIN and Zissel COHEN FINKELSTEIN.

The family was >from Lithuania, perhaps Kaunas (Kovno Russia) or near
Panevezys (Ponivez Russia).

Abraham and his wife Lena had ten children who included Samuel, Louis, Annie
(Hannah), Mollie, Rosie, one infant who died young, Israel/Isidore/Ralph,
Celia, Jacob/Jake/Jack, and Ida, the latter three being born in the US. The
family was originally in Manhattan >from as early as the end of 1892 to 1896
(for some members), and stayed until at least 1905, and then most have been
located over the years at various addresses in Brooklyn.

Meyer (Mayer) FINKELSTEIN and wife Jennie had daughters Bess GOLDMAN, Esther
GARDNER, Anna ELIAS, Martha KODISH, Charles and Harry FINKELSTEIN. I believe
Meyr (Mayer) arrived in New York in 1893.

Researching: FINKELSTEIN, LAN (LANE), IUDELOVICH (YUDELOWITZ), VAINER
(WIENER), VAISMAN (WEISSMAN/WHITEMAN), BLANKFORT/BLANKFURT, SPEKTOR/SPECTOR,
RABINOVICH/RABINOWITZ, ABARBANEL/BARBANEL, and others >from Panevezys,
Kaunas, Sirvintos, Seta, Vilijampole/Slobodka, Lithuania, and around the
world.

Jeff Miller
Washington DC/Maryland subrurbs
Singingtm@comcast.net