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Seeking info #general

Krause, Terry <TKrause@...>
 

Hello,

I am doing some research on my father-in-law OBM who was a policeman in
Lodz during the 1930's. Family members have reported that the Soviets
put him in jail, where he stayed until he was liberated in 1945. I'm
pretty sure he was never sent to Siberia, so where might he have been
while in prison? Might it have been in Poland? Under whose auspices?

Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

TLK

Terry Krause
Hackensack, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking info #general

Krause, Terry <TKrause@...>
 

Hello,

I am doing some research on my father-in-law OBM who was a policeman in
Lodz during the 1930's. Family members have reported that the Soviets
put him in jail, where he stayed until he was liberated in 1945. I'm
pretty sure he was never sent to Siberia, so where might he have been
while in prison? Might it have been in Poland? Under whose auspices?

Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

TLK

Terry Krause
Hackensack, NJ


Searching for survivors from Dunayevtsy, Ukraine #ukraine

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I am in touch with a gentleman by the name of Boris Levin, who was born in
Smotrich, Ukraine, about 25 km >from Dunayevtsy, Ukraine. The Jews knew this
town by the name of Dinovitz. Boris went to school in Dinovitz, and would
like to be in touch with anyone who may have gone to school with him. I am
going to guess that Mr. Levin is in his 80's although I am not certain.

If you know of any survivors of this town, please ask them if they may have
known Mr. Levin OR would like to be in touch with him. He is going to
Dinovitz in the spring, to visit the grave of his mother. Like many other Jews
during the war, she was buried alive in the salt mine in the town.

Thank you,

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Searching for survivors from Dunayevtsy, Ukraine #ukraine

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I am in touch with a gentleman by the name of Boris Levin, who was born in
Smotrich, Ukraine, about 25 km >from Dunayevtsy, Ukraine. The Jews knew this
town by the name of Dinovitz. Boris went to school in Dinovitz, and would
like to be in touch with anyone who may have gone to school with him. I am
going to guess that Mr. Levin is in his 80's although I am not certain.

If you know of any survivors of this town, please ask them if they may have
known Mr. Levin OR would like to be in touch with him. He is going to
Dinovitz in the spring, to visit the grave of his mother. Like many other Jews
during the war, she was buried alive in the salt mine in the town.

Thank you,

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


Searching for survivors from Dunayevtsy (Dinovitz), Ukraine #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I am in touch with a gentleman by the name of Boris Levin, who was born in
Smotrich, Ukraine, about 25 km >from Dunayevtsy, Ukraine. The Jews knew this
town by the name of Dinovitz. Boris went to school in Dinovitz, and would
like to be in touch with anyone who may have gone to school with him. I am
going to guess that Mr. Levin is in his 80's although I am not certain.

If you know of any survivors of this town, please ask them if they may have
known Mr. Levin or would like to be in touch with him. He is going to
Dinovitz in the spring, to visit the grave of his mother. Like many other Jews
during the war, she was buried alive in the salt mine in the town.

Thank you,

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for survivors from Dunayevtsy (Dinovitz), Ukraine #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I am in touch with a gentleman by the name of Boris Levin, who was born in
Smotrich, Ukraine, about 25 km >from Dunayevtsy, Ukraine. The Jews knew this
town by the name of Dinovitz. Boris went to school in Dinovitz, and would
like to be in touch with anyone who may have gone to school with him. I am
going to guess that Mr. Levin is in his 80's although I am not certain.

If you know of any survivors of this town, please ask them if they may have
known Mr. Levin or would like to be in touch with him. He is going to
Dinovitz in the spring, to visit the grave of his mother. Like many other Jews
during the war, she was buried alive in the salt mine in the town.

Thank you,

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA CRomRider@aol.com


Searching for: David Motel ISAKOWITZ #general

Robert Alexander Rene Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

I'm searching for:

documents about the merchant David Ben Motel ISAKOWITZ, born 1854 in
Friedrichstadt (Jaunjelgeva)/Latvia, died on August 25th, 1907 in Manhatten,
New York City (certificate no. 27986, NYC death index). David Motel ISAKOWITZ
was married 1892 in Riga/Latvia with Victori Henriette Philipovna KEILMANN, who
dies 1893 in Riga by a kind bed fever.
David Motel ISAKOWITZ emigrated in 1905 with his twelf years old daughter Lydia
Rosalia Davidonva ISAKOWITZ >from Riga/Latvia, via the habour Hamburg/Germany to
Ellis Island/New York.

I'm interested on which Bet Ha Olam in New York City my great-greanduncle was
buried and whether the gravestone still exists. Also I'm interested in the
destiny of his thirteen years old daughter Lydia Rosalia Davidovna ISAKOWITZ,
born 1893 in Riga/Latvia. d. unknown. What did she doe when she was living alone
in New York?

from which New Yorker authority/city departement do I get the dying document of
David Motel ISAKOWITZ and informations about my great-grandcousin Lydia Rosalia
ISAKOWITZ?
--
Robert Dupuis, Berlin/Germany


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for: David Motel ISAKOWITZ #general

Robert Alexander Rene Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

I'm searching for:

documents about the merchant David Ben Motel ISAKOWITZ, born 1854 in
Friedrichstadt (Jaunjelgeva)/Latvia, died on August 25th, 1907 in Manhatten,
New York City (certificate no. 27986, NYC death index). David Motel ISAKOWITZ
was married 1892 in Riga/Latvia with Victori Henriette Philipovna KEILMANN, who
dies 1893 in Riga by a kind bed fever.
David Motel ISAKOWITZ emigrated in 1905 with his twelf years old daughter Lydia
Rosalia Davidonva ISAKOWITZ >from Riga/Latvia, via the habour Hamburg/Germany to
Ellis Island/New York.

I'm interested on which Bet Ha Olam in New York City my great-greanduncle was
buried and whether the gravestone still exists. Also I'm interested in the
destiny of his thirteen years old daughter Lydia Rosalia Davidovna ISAKOWITZ,
born 1893 in Riga/Latvia. d. unknown. What did she doe when she was living alone
in New York?

from which New Yorker authority/city departement do I get the dying document of
David Motel ISAKOWITZ and informations about my great-grandcousin Lydia Rosalia
ISAKOWITZ?
--
Robert Dupuis, Berlin/Germany


Jewish Gen Faamily Finder #hungary

Avrofek <avrofek@...>
 

Hi,
I sent a message via the JGFF to researcher 40380 Shel Honigsberg and have
not had a reply.
Can someone please let me have his e-mail address so I can contact directly
or tell me whether or not he is still researching?
Thank you all,
Avraham Ofek
Netanya, Israel

Moderator: If you don't get a response to your message to a JGFF researcher, please report it to LostNFound@lyris.jewishgen.org, giving the name of the person you are attempting to reach, their JewishGen ID Number number, the e-mail address you used that bounced, and the bounced message. The JewishGen LostNFound Support Team will do its best to locate the person and notify you of the results of their search. An alternative is to try using conventional means of locating the researcher, such as telephone directory assistance, online people locators and search engines.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Jewish Gen Faamily Finder #hungary

Avrofek <avrofek@...>
 

Hi,
I sent a message via the JGFF to researcher 40380 Shel Honigsberg and have
not had a reply.
Can someone please let me have his e-mail address so I can contact directly
or tell me whether or not he is still researching?
Thank you all,
Avraham Ofek
Netanya, Israel

Moderator: If you don't get a response to your message to a JGFF researcher, please report it to LostNFound@lyris.jewishgen.org, giving the name of the person you are attempting to reach, their JewishGen ID Number number, the e-mail address you used that bounced, and the bounced message. The JewishGen LostNFound Support Team will do its best to locate the person and notify you of the results of their search. An alternative is to try using conventional means of locating the researcher, such as telephone directory assistance, online people locators and search engines.


Susan HOPKINS - Found - family re-united after 69 years, thank you. #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear friends,

On Feb 26 2008 I placed an appeal on this discussion group for help in the search
of a Susan Jacobson HOPKINS whom I believed was the only living relative of an
extremely large family that perished in Riga during the Shoah.

I should like to thank the many genners who responded with ideas and telephone
numbers and am thrilled to report that Susan has indeed been found.

A special thank you has to go to Mr. Joe Mayer President of the Oregon Jewish G
enealogical Society and to Mr. Yehuda bn S.. who went beyond the call of duty in
telephoning and actually finding an e-mail address for Susan.

Susan is now in contact with her cousin here in Israel,Leonore, and through
the wonders of Skype - family in South Africa, Australia and the U.S.A.

In addition I happened to come across a Page of Testimony given by the 1st wife
of another cousin of Leonore, who unfortunately perished in Riga, the submitter
who has since passed away, lived in Israel and I was able to find her daughter,
who with her husband visited Leonore this past weekend and was able to tell her
that she has another cousin Oleg who survived the Shoah and is presently living
in Germany.

After 69 years a family has been re-united through the help of wonderful people
like you all and records made possible to us by Jewishgen.

On behalf of myself, Leonore, her children, grandchildren, extended family, Susan
and Oleg in Germany our heartfelt thanks and remember never give up hope of
finding family!

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consider supporting the organization that made this
success possible by going to the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and making a (US or Canada tax-deductible) contribution.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Susan HOPKINS - Found - family re-united after 69 years, thank you. #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear friends,

On Feb 26 2008 I placed an appeal on this discussion group for help in the search
of a Susan Jacobson HOPKINS whom I believed was the only living relative of an
extremely large family that perished in Riga during the Shoah.

I should like to thank the many genners who responded with ideas and telephone
numbers and am thrilled to report that Susan has indeed been found.

A special thank you has to go to Mr. Joe Mayer President of the Oregon Jewish G
enealogical Society and to Mr. Yehuda bn S.. who went beyond the call of duty in
telephoning and actually finding an e-mail address for Susan.

Susan is now in contact with her cousin here in Israel,Leonore, and through
the wonders of Skype - family in South Africa, Australia and the U.S.A.

In addition I happened to come across a Page of Testimony given by the 1st wife
of another cousin of Leonore, who unfortunately perished in Riga, the submitter
who has since passed away, lived in Israel and I was able to find her daughter,
who with her husband visited Leonore this past weekend and was able to tell her
that she has another cousin Oleg who survived the Shoah and is presently living
in Germany.

After 69 years a family has been re-united through the help of wonderful people
like you all and records made possible to us by Jewishgen.

On behalf of myself, Leonore, her children, grandchildren, extended family, Susan
and Oleg in Germany our heartfelt thanks and remember never give up hope of
finding family!

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consider supporting the organization that made this
success possible by going to the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and making a (US or Canada tax-deductible) contribution.


Re: h-sig digest: March 09, 2008 Lists and Miskolc #hungary

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

This will be difficult, as I wish to keep within the maxim of Tom Venetiane=
r and his website to never "flame" any person or place, but...

I thank Gabor Hirsch for pointing out the problems of the "list >from a publ=
ication". I actually was shown this publication, at Sip u. of all places. =
Therein I found Ilona ROSENBERG PINTER, the aunt of my mother as being a s=
urvivor. (I have yet to find out what happened to that poor woman who lost=
both of her sons and her son-in-law in the Labor battalions and at the cam=
ps). As I only had a fleeting look at that book, I hoped to see it or the =
information online. But I guess that whatever has been completely transcri=
bed either did not include my grand-aunt, or she somehow was not put on the=
JG website.

Gabor Hirch also referred to the Miskolc website, which I also visited as I=
had Moskovits and Rosenberg cousins there. I find references to oddities,=
such as an 1895-1924 marriage register >from Miskolc in Jerusalem. There i=
s a Jewish community in Miskolc, with a very nice young Rabbi. I remember =
looking for a marriage which took place in 1896 and those pages were missin=
g >from the register, though he had it in the index. Perhaps the copy in Je=
rusalem is more complete? Perhaps it is the same? Perhaps, as in some of =
the RC Churches, the Jewish Registers were kept in duplicate? But I cannot=
go to Jerusalem to find out what they have about Hungary. Why is it not i=
n Hungary, or shared on the web? Or easily accessible?

Finally, the Miskolc site has a list of sources. Not a word about what is =
available in Miskolc at the Jewish Community there, nor at the county archi=
ves (we are asked to go ask - well if I could ask, I would go ask, but my H=
ungarian is not good enough, and my experience with archives in Hungary is =
that one can get varying amounts of information depending on how one asks q=
uestions and >from whom).

And then we are sent once again to the famous (and misspelled) Dohany Stree=
t Jewish Archives, that great fantastic place whose actual location, openin=
g hours and content nobody seems able to verify. (Most will say they saw i=
t, or heard of somebody who was there some time ago, but no verified visits=
in the past 24 months).

As I sort of asked a few weeks ago, is there anybody out there with the clo=
ut and ability and interest, to go to the Budapest Jewish Community or the =
Hungarian Jewish Community, or whoever is really in charge, and try to figu=
re out how to help them to get their act together in terms of dealing with =
the many persons who are desperately seeking information about their relati=
ves?

Peter Bakos
Budapest
PODVINECZ >from Budapest, Nagy Becskerek, Novi Sad/Ujvidek, Vukovar, Modos, =
Baja
ROSENBERG/RACZ/RONAI, HERSCHKOVITS, MOSKOVITS, FISCH/FRISCH >from Abauj-Torn=
a megye
PEABODY/PATZAUER >from Miskolc and Szeged
SCHUSTER/SCHUSZTER >from Papa and Gyor

Moderator: In this case the information about the publication was available on-line at the JewishGen website. The accessibility of records in Budapest is a separate issue. Productive discussions are welcome.


Phone Call Help in Slovakia #hungary

Shaul Sharoni <pollinia@...>
 

Dear All,

Last week I contacted a man >from Levice who might be related to the wife of
a deceased family member. Due to the language barrier I wasn't able to
ascertain whether he has info on the person I was looking for, and am
looking for help >from someone local who would be willing to speak to him.

Reply privately if you can help and I will send you additional info.

Thank you in advance,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: h-sig digest: March 09, 2008 Lists and Miskolc #hungary

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

This will be difficult, as I wish to keep within the maxim of Tom Venetiane=
r and his website to never "flame" any person or place, but...

I thank Gabor Hirsch for pointing out the problems of the "list >from a publ=
ication". I actually was shown this publication, at Sip u. of all places. =
Therein I found Ilona ROSENBERG PINTER, the aunt of my mother as being a s=
urvivor. (I have yet to find out what happened to that poor woman who lost=
both of her sons and her son-in-law in the Labor battalions and at the cam=
ps). As I only had a fleeting look at that book, I hoped to see it or the =
information online. But I guess that whatever has been completely transcri=
bed either did not include my grand-aunt, or she somehow was not put on the=
JG website.

Gabor Hirch also referred to the Miskolc website, which I also visited as I=
had Moskovits and Rosenberg cousins there. I find references to oddities,=
such as an 1895-1924 marriage register >from Miskolc in Jerusalem. There i=
s a Jewish community in Miskolc, with a very nice young Rabbi. I remember =
looking for a marriage which took place in 1896 and those pages were missin=
g >from the register, though he had it in the index. Perhaps the copy in Je=
rusalem is more complete? Perhaps it is the same? Perhaps, as in some of =
the RC Churches, the Jewish Registers were kept in duplicate? But I cannot=
go to Jerusalem to find out what they have about Hungary. Why is it not i=
n Hungary, or shared on the web? Or easily accessible?

Finally, the Miskolc site has a list of sources. Not a word about what is =
available in Miskolc at the Jewish Community there, nor at the county archi=
ves (we are asked to go ask - well if I could ask, I would go ask, but my H=
ungarian is not good enough, and my experience with archives in Hungary is =
that one can get varying amounts of information depending on how one asks q=
uestions and >from whom).

And then we are sent once again to the famous (and misspelled) Dohany Stree=
t Jewish Archives, that great fantastic place whose actual location, openin=
g hours and content nobody seems able to verify. (Most will say they saw i=
t, or heard of somebody who was there some time ago, but no verified visits=
in the past 24 months).

As I sort of asked a few weeks ago, is there anybody out there with the clo=
ut and ability and interest, to go to the Budapest Jewish Community or the =
Hungarian Jewish Community, or whoever is really in charge, and try to figu=
re out how to help them to get their act together in terms of dealing with =
the many persons who are desperately seeking information about their relati=
ves?

Peter Bakos
Budapest
PODVINECZ >from Budapest, Nagy Becskerek, Novi Sad/Ujvidek, Vukovar, Modos, =
Baja
ROSENBERG/RACZ/RONAI, HERSCHKOVITS, MOSKOVITS, FISCH/FRISCH >from Abauj-Torn=
a megye
PEABODY/PATZAUER >from Miskolc and Szeged
SCHUSTER/SCHUSZTER >from Papa and Gyor

Moderator: In this case the information about the publication was available on-line at the JewishGen website. The accessibility of records in Budapest is a separate issue. Productive discussions are welcome.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Phone Call Help in Slovakia #hungary

Shaul Sharoni <pollinia@...>
 

Dear All,

Last week I contacted a man >from Levice who might be related to the wife of
a deceased family member. Due to the language barrier I wasn't able to
ascertain whether he has info on the person I was looking for, and am
looking for help >from someone local who would be willing to speak to him.

Reply privately if you can help and I will send you additional info.

Thank you in advance,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Re: Hungarian Jewish Survivors listed in a Hungarian Periodical #hungary

tom
 

for what it's worth, i had no difficulty finding gabor hirsch in the database. he is listed as

"HIRSCH, Ga'bor, year of birth 1929, place of birth Be'kescaba, located Szluck, page 53"

note that the page number is different than that provided by gabor, and the results don't seem to be sorted in the (logical) order by given name, so he is way down on the third page. i am also puzzled that the place of birth is misspelled slightly, with the accent missing >from the second e. that's probably why searching by town fails to find his record, but finds 42 others that are spelled correctly. (or it could be a technical flaw in the database.)

the only trick that i used was to select "name is exactly" rather than using the soundex. as gabor has pointed out, d-m soundex returns some rather strange "matches" that don't seem logical for hungarian orthography (in his example, the equivalence of h, g and k are common in russian, and that of sch and sz are based on polish). the soundex technique intentionally ignores vowels and groups certain consonants as interchangeable, in order to mimic the "drift" of regional pronunciations. a hungarian adaptation might be more helpful. for those who are interested, i vaguely recall seeing some documentation of the internals of d-m soundex on the jewishgen web site.

in this case, searching by town name "starts with" is better than using "is exactly". (the opposite of searching by name.) and also remember that searching by town (e.g. "szluck") will *not* find this record, because "szluck" isn't actually in the town field itself. (searching by "any field" will find it - along with 833 others!)


....... tom klein, toronto

=?iso-8859-1?Q?=22G=E1bor_Hirsch=22?= <g_hirsch@gmx.ch> wrote:

My experience with searching in the Jewishgen database.

As there were several Hungarian periodicals at that time - including Jewish - I would
prefer naming the sources explicitly.

On your recommendation of the Moderator, I visited the source, may be as an elderly person, I got more difficulties. As I knew, my name is listed, (in the Hirek ... Nr. 3 August 14 1945, Szluzk pp 12), so I entered Hirsch, after I logged in I found the following information:

Searching for Surname Hirsch
(D-M code 594000)
Number of hits: 508
Run on Saturday 8 March 2008 at 06:38:33

First, I had difficulties several time to go behind the first 50 names, is it because the server is to busy and I was able to browse all the 508 names at 8 am Swiss time around 3 am in NY, I have no idea, but >from the indicated 508 Hirsch, there were only 33 Hirsch, the rest was Grosz, Krausz, Kertesz something I can't explain.

No I tried also my Hometown, Bekescsaba, this time I had more success I found 45 people >from my hometown, but somehow my name was missing even when I tried "sounds alike". I have no idea what did I wrong!

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland


The Life and Times of Ellen & Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950 (Lithuania/Pennsylvania) #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,

The LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication of "The
Life and Times of Ellen and Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950" by Marvin L. Simner, Ph.D.
Ellen Slasovitch Cohen was born in 1871 in Veisiejai, Lithuania, and her
husband Jacob Cohen was born in 1871 in Vilnius. In the 1890s, they emigrated to
America, where "Between the time of his arrival in 1896 and his death in 1940,
Jacob served as chazzan, mohel, and/or schochet in at least five synagogues."
Mr. Cohen's first American appointment was in Plymouth, PA. He also worked in
Shamokin, PA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, SC, and Scranton, PA. This article
delves into Jewish life both in Veisiejai, Lithuania, as well as in various
places in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
To read this new article, please visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/lifeandtimes_cohen5.htm

And to read the wealth of additional articles available to you via the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, including "What's in a Name? The Problem of Name Changes
in the Search for Family Roots," "Memorials for Lithuania Shtetls in Cholon,
Israel," "Another Surinamer Surfaces," "Box-Tax Paperwork Records" and more,
please consult the Table of Contents at

http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/Journal.htm

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Editor, LitvakSIG Online Journal


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Re: Hungarian Jewish Survivors listed in a Hungarian Periodical #hungary

tom
 

for what it's worth, i had no difficulty finding gabor hirsch in the database. he is listed as

"HIRSCH, Ga'bor, year of birth 1929, place of birth Be'kescaba, located Szluck, page 53"

note that the page number is different than that provided by gabor, and the results don't seem to be sorted in the (logical) order by given name, so he is way down on the third page. i am also puzzled that the place of birth is misspelled slightly, with the accent missing >from the second e. that's probably why searching by town fails to find his record, but finds 42 others that are spelled correctly. (or it could be a technical flaw in the database.)

the only trick that i used was to select "name is exactly" rather than using the soundex. as gabor has pointed out, d-m soundex returns some rather strange "matches" that don't seem logical for hungarian orthography (in his example, the equivalence of h, g and k are common in russian, and that of sch and sz are based on polish). the soundex technique intentionally ignores vowels and groups certain consonants as interchangeable, in order to mimic the "drift" of regional pronunciations. a hungarian adaptation might be more helpful. for those who are interested, i vaguely recall seeing some documentation of the internals of d-m soundex on the jewishgen web site.

in this case, searching by town name "starts with" is better than using "is exactly". (the opposite of searching by name.) and also remember that searching by town (e.g. "szluck") will *not* find this record, because "szluck" isn't actually in the town field itself. (searching by "any field" will find it - along with 833 others!)


....... tom klein, toronto

=?iso-8859-1?Q?=22G=E1bor_Hirsch=22?= <g_hirsch@gmx.ch> wrote:

My experience with searching in the Jewishgen database.

As there were several Hungarian periodicals at that time - including Jewish - I would
prefer naming the sources explicitly.

On your recommendation of the Moderator, I visited the source, may be as an elderly person, I got more difficulties. As I knew, my name is listed, (in the Hirek ... Nr. 3 August 14 1945, Szluzk pp 12), so I entered Hirsch, after I logged in I found the following information:

Searching for Surname Hirsch
(D-M code 594000)
Number of hits: 508
Run on Saturday 8 March 2008 at 06:38:33

First, I had difficulties several time to go behind the first 50 names, is it because the server is to busy and I was able to browse all the 508 names at 8 am Swiss time around 3 am in NY, I have no idea, but >from the indicated 508 Hirsch, there were only 33 Hirsch, the rest was Grosz, Krausz, Kertesz something I can't explain.

No I tried also my Hometown, Bekescsaba, this time I had more success I found 45 people >from my hometown, but somehow my name was missing even when I tried "sounds alike". I have no idea what did I wrong!

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Life and Times of Ellen & Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950 (Lithuania/Pennsylvania) #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,

The LitvakSIG Online Journal is pleased to announce the e-publication of "The
Life and Times of Ellen and Jacob Cohen: 1871-1950" by Marvin L. Simner, Ph.D.
Ellen Slasovitch Cohen was born in 1871 in Veisiejai, Lithuania, and her
husband Jacob Cohen was born in 1871 in Vilnius. In the 1890s, they emigrated to
America, where "Between the time of his arrival in 1896 and his death in 1940,
Jacob served as chazzan, mohel, and/or schochet in at least five synagogues."
Mr. Cohen's first American appointment was in Plymouth, PA. He also worked in
Shamokin, PA, Lynchburg, VA, Charleston, SC, and Scranton, PA. This article
delves into Jewish life both in Veisiejai, Lithuania, as well as in various
places in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
To read this new article, please visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/lifeandtimes_cohen5.htm

And to read the wealth of additional articles available to you via the
LitvakSIG Online Journal, including "What's in a Name? The Problem of Name Changes
in the Search for Family Roots," "Memorials for Lithuania Shtetls in Cholon,
Israel," "Another Surinamer Surfaces," "Box-Tax Paperwork Records" and more,
please consult the Table of Contents at

http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/Journal.htm

Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Editor, LitvakSIG Online Journal