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South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica PRESS & WEINBERG family who emigrated from Lithuania to S. Africa #southafrica

flstiefeld@...
 

Dear Genners,
I have posted a photograph on Viewmate #29133. It was taken in Lithuania
and is of the Press (or a variation of that name) family. My ggmother
Feige Laya Press is seated on the far left. An uncle Weinberg, an aunt
Sprinzer are next and a mother to Eva follows and a group of cousins are
standing. I was told that these cousins emigrated to South Africa. My mother's
cousin Evelyn Press who lived in New Jersey had a correspondence with them
but the letters are not in existence and the names are unknown. The two
women standing on the right closely resemble my aunt so I'm sure they are
family members.
I am hoping someone recognizes the people in the photo. Thank you so
much.
Florence Stiefeld
Pennsylvania

flstiefeld@...

Researching: PRESS, WEINBERG: Lithuania, S. Africa
KATSEV, BLOCH: Lithuania


PRESS & WEINBERG family who emigrated from Lithuania to S. Africa #southafrica

flstiefeld@...
 

Dear Genners,
I have posted a photograph on Viewmate #29133. It was taken in Lithuania
and is of the Press (or a variation of that name) family. My ggmother
Feige Laya Press is seated on the far left. An uncle Weinberg, an aunt
Sprinzer are next and a mother to Eva follows and a group of cousins are
standing. I was told that these cousins emigrated to South Africa. My mother's
cousin Evelyn Press who lived in New Jersey had a correspondence with them
but the letters are not in existence and the names are unknown. The two
women standing on the right closely resemble my aunt so I'm sure they are
family members.
I am hoping someone recognizes the people in the photo. Thank you so
much.
Florence Stiefeld
Pennsylvania

flstiefeld@...

Researching: PRESS, WEINBERG: Lithuania, S. Africa
KATSEV, BLOCH: Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [USA] New Genealogy TV Program on PBS Starts Monday September 23rd #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Some of you may have already read about a new PBS program on genealogy
called Genealogy Roadshow. It is scheduled to premiere on Monday, September
23 9PM/8PM check your local listings for station and time.
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365066727/

The programs will feature participants >from four American cities: Nashville
(TN), Austin (TX), Detroit (MI) and San Francisco (CA). The premise is
having genealogists cross the country and find information for locals
answering "mysteries" about their families.

A snippet >from Monday's show in Nashville may be viewed at
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365079400/ You may
recognize Josh Taylor, president of FGS and a past speaker at IAJGS
conferences as the genealogist revealing information to local residents. We
don't know who the local people are or their backgrounds - so we can be
surprised when the genealogists use the types of materials we all use to
uncover family connections, census, vital records, photographs etc.

I have no connection to PBS and am noticing this for general information.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


[USA] New Genealogy TV Program on PBS Starts Monday September 23rd #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Some of you may have already read about a new PBS program on genealogy
called Genealogy Roadshow. It is scheduled to premiere on Monday, September
23 9PM/8PM check your local listings for station and time.
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365066727/

The programs will feature participants >from four American cities: Nashville
(TN), Austin (TX), Detroit (MI) and San Francisco (CA). The premise is
having genealogists cross the country and find information for locals
answering "mysteries" about their families.

A snippet >from Monday's show in Nashville may be viewed at
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365079400/ You may
recognize Josh Taylor, president of FGS and a past speaker at IAJGS
conferences as the genealogist revealing information to local residents. We
don't know who the local people are or their backgrounds - so we can be
surprised when the genealogists use the types of materials we all use to
uncover family connections, census, vital records, photographs etc.

I have no connection to PBS and am noticing this for general information.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish pediatricians: victims of persecution 1933-1945 #general

Judith Elam
 

I ran across this book which has lists of Jewish pediatricians and their
fate - where they escaped to, those who committed suicide, and those who
were deported and where to.

http://tinyurl.com/l37cd5r
[Moderator Note: original URL - http://books.google.com/books?id=eEfLdbtWPU0C&pg=PA486&lpg=PA486&dq=frieda+Freise&source=bl&ots=U_1Rq4xC9k&sig=bee5HJY_Q-I7VHCoP7_KlUpv_gs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cG87UsGtHKqViQLQgYH4Dw&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=frieda%20Freise&f=false ]

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...


Jewish pediatricians: victims of persecution 1933-1945 #general

Judith Elam
 

I ran across this book which has lists of Jewish pediatricians and their
fate - where they escaped to, those who committed suicide, and those who
were deported and where to.

http://tinyurl.com/l37cd5r
[Moderator Note: original URL - http://books.google.com/books?id=eEfLdbtWPU0C&pg=PA486&lpg=PA486&dq=frieda+Freise&source=bl&ots=U_1Rq4xC9k&sig=bee5HJY_Q-I7VHCoP7_KlUpv_gs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cG87UsGtHKqViQLQgYH4Dw&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=frieda%20Freise&f=false ]

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Help with translation #unitedkingdom

Petegolob@...
 

Hi
I've posted a vital record in Yiddish (or Hebrew, I can't tell) for which
I need a loose translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM24896

It pertains to a marriage confirmation of my grandparents. The marriage
took place in Ukraine in 1907 but this confirmation was dated 1941 and was
at the Jewish Institute in London.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Peter Golob
Lincolnshire


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Belarus #unitedkingdom

anthony scott-norman
 

Sent >from my iPad anyone know about family Shifrin >from moghilev gubernia

Anthony Scott Norman

E anthonyscottnorman@...

Borehamwood England


Belarus #unitedkingdom

anthony scott-norman
 

Sent >from my iPad anyone know about family Shifrin >from moghilev gubernia

Anthony Scott Norman

E anthonyscottnorman@...

Borehamwood England


Help with translation #unitedkingdom

Petegolob@...
 

Hi
I've posted a vital record in Yiddish (or Hebrew, I can't tell) for which
I need a loose translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM24896

It pertains to a marriage confirmation of my grandparents. The marriage
took place in Ukraine in 1907 but this confirmation was dated 1941 and was
at the Jewish Institute in London.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Peter Golob
Lincolnshire


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrov/Tzfat/Tveria-19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have an ancestor named Yisrael of Ostrov who lived during the 18th
most of the 19th cent. (he supposedly died over 100 years old).
According to our family history he made aliya to Tzfat and/or Tveria
with the Chassidic aliya of the 1830s. He seems to have been a
descendant of the Mahara"l through R' Naftali KATZ, (the "Smichas
Chachamim") most likely >from his mother's side. Again according to
family tradition he was buried in Tveria but his grave hasn't been
found nor did I find his name in the ledgers of the ancient cemetery
there. (I was told that due to flooding many of the ledgers were
destroyed).

Members of my family believe that his family name was ROSENBAUM but
there are no documents to verify this theory. His son, who stayed in
Europe , changed their name to SCHECHTER (according to their
profession).

In the book published in the 1970s on Tveria (in Hebrew) there is a
list of family names that appeared anywhere in Tiveria, but gives no
first names nor where these names were listed. In the list there
appears ROSENBOIM but since ther list gives no sources I don't know
who this ROSENBOIM is and when he resided and/or died in Tveria.

There are two Yisrael of Ostrov listed in the book "Mazkeret Legedolei
Ostrov" who were active during the 19th cent. but there are no family
names attached to the article about them.

Can anyone enlighten me further in identifying the above Yisrael of Ostrov?

Thank you in advance.

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Moadim Lesimcha and Shabbat Shalom too.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrov/Tzfat/Tveria-19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have an ancestor named Yisrael of Ostrov who lived during the 18th
most of the 19th cent. (he supposedly died over 100 years old).
According to our family history he made aliya to Tzfat and/or Tveria
with the Chassidic aliya of the 1830s. He seems to have been a
descendant of the Mahara"l through R' Naftali KATZ, (the "Smichas
Chachamim") most likely >from his mother's side. Again according to
family tradition he was buried in Tveria but his grave hasn't been
found nor did I find his name in the ledgers of the ancient cemetery
there. (I was told that due to flooding many of the ledgers were
destroyed).

Members of my family believe that his family name was ROSENBAUM but
there are no documents to verify this theory. His son, who stayed in
Europe , changed their name to SCHECHTER (according to their
profession).

In the book published in the 1970s on Tveria (in Hebrew) there is a
list of family names that appeared anywhere in Tiveria, but gives no
first names nor where these names were listed. In the list there
appears ROSENBOIM but since ther list gives no sources I don't know
who this ROSENBOIM is and when he resided and/or died in Tveria.

There are two Yisrael of Ostrov listed in the book "Mazkeret Legedolei
Ostrov" who were active during the 19th cent. but there are no family
names attached to the article about them.

Can anyone enlighten me further in identifying the above Yisrael of Ostrov?

Thank you in advance.

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Moadim Lesimcha and Shabbat Shalom too.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: Efim Melamed #ukraine

M.Goldberger <marina778@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Has anybody the new e-mail of the Ukrainian researcher Efim Melamed.

Please, answer privately.

Happy Sukkot!

Marc Goldberger, Israel


FW: Efim Melamed #ukraine

M.Goldberger <marina778@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Has anybody the new e-mail of the Ukrainian researcher Efim Melamed.

Please, answer privately.

Happy Sukkot!

Marc Goldberger, Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Tavern property / tax records #ukraine

mas850@...
 

I have a similar family legend about my Great Grandfather. The Malogolowke
family lived in Lysyanka, which is in the Kiev Oblast on the road between
Uman and Kiev. >from maps of the time (ca 1900) it appears to be the only
town in the vicinity with buildings on both sides of a river, implying it
was a river crossing. Since there was no bridge present at that time, I
presume it was a Ferry Crossing. This makes the town an ideal stopping
point on the road and an ideal place for a Tavern.

I have been unable to find any records confirming this story, but there is
circumstantial evidence. There is a voting record (1907 Duma) for my Great
Grandfather in that town showing he was a property owner. In 1908 when he
and his family (including my Grandmother as a young girl) emigrated to
America, they came with a large amount of cash - declared; many thousands of
dollars when most immigrants could only declare the required $25. So it
seems they must have had property to sell to come to America.

Any ideas on how to confirm this story would be welcome.


Mike Schwartz


Re: Tavern property / tax records #ukraine

mas850@...
 

I have a similar family legend about my Great Grandfather. The Malogolowke
family lived in Lysyanka, which is in the Kiev Oblast on the road between
Uman and Kiev. >from maps of the time (ca 1900) it appears to be the only
town in the vicinity with buildings on both sides of a river, implying it
was a river crossing. Since there was no bridge present at that time, I
presume it was a Ferry Crossing. This makes the town an ideal stopping
point on the road and an ideal place for a Tavern.

I have been unable to find any records confirming this story, but there is
circumstantial evidence. There is a voting record (1907 Duma) for my Great
Grandfather in that town showing he was a property owner. In 1908 when he
and his family (including my Grandmother as a young girl) emigrated to
America, they came with a large amount of cash - declared; many thousands of
dollars when most immigrants could only declare the required $25. So it
seems they must have had property to sell to come to America.

Any ideas on how to confirm this story would be welcome.


Mike Schwartz


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Property - Tax Records of King's land grant #ukraine

ANURICK@...
 

I have a similar question to Joel Hayflick's. There is a story in our
family that the King of Prussia (whom it is believed was Frederick II (the
Great)) was traveling incognito and stopped one evening at our 5th GGF, Rafael
Fridman's, house in what is now Lithuania as he needed a place to stay for
the night. He spent the night and left. Sometime later a uniformed
courier arrived at Rafael's house with an invitation to come to the palace.
This caused extreme consternation in the family as what would the king
want with a lowly Jew, except to give him trouble. Rafael put on his best
clothes and went to the palace. There in the throne room he saw the
traveler whom he had befriended a while earlier who then identified himself as
the King. In gratitude for his hospitality, the King then granted Rafael
some land, which was significant as Jews were forbidden to own land
(purchased in ordinary commercial transactions).

Where would I find land records that would verify this story?

Rick Ford


Property - Tax Records of King's land grant #ukraine

ANURICK@...
 

I have a similar question to Joel Hayflick's. There is a story in our
family that the King of Prussia (whom it is believed was Frederick II (the
Great)) was traveling incognito and stopped one evening at our 5th GGF, Rafael
Fridman's, house in what is now Lithuania as he needed a place to stay for
the night. He spent the night and left. Sometime later a uniformed
courier arrived at Rafael's house with an invitation to come to the palace.
This caused extreme consternation in the family as what would the king
want with a lowly Jew, except to give him trouble. Rafael put on his best
clothes and went to the palace. There in the throne room he saw the
traveler whom he had befriended a while earlier who then identified himself as
the King. In gratitude for his hospitality, the King then granted Rafael
some land, which was significant as Jews were forbidden to own land
(purchased in ordinary commercial transactions).

Where would I find land records that would verify this story?

Rick Ford


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrov/Tzfat/Tveria-19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have an ancestor named Yisrael of Ostrov who lived during the 18th
most of the 19th cent. (he supposedly died over 100 years old).

According to our family history he made aliya to Tzfat and/or Tveria
with the Chassidic aliya of the 1830s. He seems to have been a
descendant of the Mahara"l through R' Naftali KATZ, (the "Smichas
Chachamim") most likely >from his mother's side. Again according to
family tradition he was buried in Tveria but his grave hasn't been
found nor did I find his name in the ledgers of the ancient cemetery
there. (I was told that due to flooding many of the ledgers were
destroyed).

Members of my family believe that his family name was ROSENBAUM but
there are no documents to verify this theory. His son, who stayed in
Europe , changed their name to SCHECHTER (according to their
profession).

In the book published in the 1970s on Tveria (in Hebrew) there is a
list of family names that appeared anywhere in Tiveria, but gives no
first names nor where these names were listed. In the list there
appears ROSENBOIM but since ther list gives no sources I don't know
who this ROSENBOIM is and when he resided and/or died in Tveria.

There are two Yisrael of Ostrov listed in the book "Mazkeret Legedolei
Ostrov" who were active during the 19th cent. but there are no family
names attached to the article about them.

Can anyone enlighten me further in identifying the above Yisrael of Ostrov?

Thank you in advance.

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Moadim Lesimcha and Shabbat Shalom too.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrov/Tzfat/Tveria-19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I have an ancestor named Yisrael of Ostrov who lived during the 18th
most of the 19th cent. (he supposedly died over 100 years old).

According to our family history he made aliya to Tzfat and/or Tveria
with the Chassidic aliya of the 1830s. He seems to have been a
descendant of the Mahara"l through R' Naftali KATZ, (the "Smichas
Chachamim") most likely >from his mother's side. Again according to
family tradition he was buried in Tveria but his grave hasn't been
found nor did I find his name in the ledgers of the ancient cemetery
there. (I was told that due to flooding many of the ledgers were
destroyed).

Members of my family believe that his family name was ROSENBAUM but
there are no documents to verify this theory. His son, who stayed in
Europe , changed their name to SCHECHTER (according to their
profession).

In the book published in the 1970s on Tveria (in Hebrew) there is a
list of family names that appeared anywhere in Tiveria, but gives no
first names nor where these names were listed. In the list there
appears ROSENBOIM but since ther list gives no sources I don't know
who this ROSENBOIM is and when he resided and/or died in Tveria.

There are two Yisrael of Ostrov listed in the book "Mazkeret Legedolei
Ostrov" who were active during the 19th cent. but there are no family
names attached to the article about them.

Can anyone enlighten me further in identifying the above Yisrael of Ostrov?

Thank you in advance.

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Moadim Lesimcha and Shabbat Shalom too.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

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