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IAJGS 2017 - Special Procedure for Changing Hotel Reservations #ciechanow #poland

Adam Brown
 

Response to this year's conference has been incredibly positive and
our IAJGS room block in the Swan Resort is poised to sell out on
certain nights.

You can help! If you know that you will *not* be in Orlando on a
particular night, and thus intend to cancel any or all of your hotel
reservation, ***Do Not Contact the Hotel***!

*Instead*, please only notify ADAM@IAJGS2017.ORG so that we may
reassign your reservation to another IAJGS attendee ourselves and
arrange for your hotel deposit to be promptly returned to you.
If you do not follow this procedure, but instead cancel via the
hotel, we will lose the room >from our IAJGS conference block and it
will not be available to one of your fellow Jewish genealogists. It
might even prevent your best friend >from attending!

Notwithstanding the special procedure, it is not too late to register
for the conference and book rooms. Visit www.IAJGS2017.org to sign
up for our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our blog.

Adam Brown - Diane Jacobs - Dennis Rice
Co-Chairs IAJGS 2017 Orlando
info@iajgs2017.org


CIECHANOW: re Upcoming IAJGS conference in Orlando #ciechanow #poland

Stan Zeidenberg
 

If any of you are planning to attend the IAJGS conference in Orlando,
perhaps we can plan a get together.

Stan Zeidenberg
Ciechanow Research Group, Coordinator


#Ciechanow #Poland IAJGS 2017 - Special Procedure for Changing Hotel Reservations #ciechanow #poland

Adam Brown
 

Response to this year's conference has been incredibly positive and
our IAJGS room block in the Swan Resort is poised to sell out on
certain nights.

You can help! If you know that you will *not* be in Orlando on a
particular night, and thus intend to cancel any or all of your hotel
reservation, ***Do Not Contact the Hotel***!

*Instead*, please only notify ADAM@IAJGS2017.ORG so that we may
reassign your reservation to another IAJGS attendee ourselves and
arrange for your hotel deposit to be promptly returned to you.
If you do not follow this procedure, but instead cancel via the
hotel, we will lose the room >from our IAJGS conference block and it
will not be available to one of your fellow Jewish genealogists. It
might even prevent your best friend >from attending!

Notwithstanding the special procedure, it is not too late to register
for the conference and book rooms. Visit www.IAJGS2017.org to sign
up for our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our blog.

Adam Brown - Diane Jacobs - Dennis Rice
Co-Chairs IAJGS 2017 Orlando
info@iajgs2017.org


#Ciechanow #Poland CIECHANOW: re Upcoming IAJGS conference in Orlando #ciechanow #poland

Stan Zeidenberg
 

If any of you are planning to attend the IAJGS conference in Orlando,
perhaps we can plan a get together.

Stan Zeidenberg
Ciechanow Research Group, Coordinator


Follow-up to "Question About Ukraine to US Travel Routes in 1912" #ukraine

Sheldon Rabin
 

Thank you to the many Ukraine SIG members who responded with info and
suggestions about my original query. They were all very helpful and I will
reply to each person with thanks. May I ask your indulgence by asking a
general-interest follow-up question about this travel episode?

According to the ship's manifest, my great-grandmother Reise Goldfarb
and the three girls, Sore, Basse and Chawe all traveled under the last name
of Czernitzer, not Goldfarb; and the manifest also states that the person
back in Kiwrotzi, Russia who knows them was "father, Berel Czernitzer".
Complicating matters, when they arrived at Ellis Island, they were all
detained for a short while until the "husband, Morris" (no last name noted
on the detention form), showed up. He must have been Morris Goldfarb because
only three years later, in 1915's NY State Census, they are all living
together in Brooklyn with Morris, but under the name of Goldfarb, not
Czernitzer. And later, when the girls all applied for US citizenship,
hey acknowledged that they arrived under the name of Czernitzer (which
is why it took me ten years to find their arrivals info), but their
applications all list their current last name as Goldfarb.
Can anyone help explain what I am looking at? It is a total mystery.
No one in my family had ever heard of the last name Czernitzer until I came
across it in the above documents. Did Reise, whose maiden name was Berman
per her NYC death certificate, have two husbands; did rabbinical and civil
laws in Russia conflict in terms of recognizing one or both marriages; or
did Morris and Reise change their last names once they were united, perhaps
because of a legal or other sensitive matter? I know I am missing a few
critical pieces of this puzzle, and I may not get to the full truth, but I
feel confident that my situation is not unique and that others may have
seen similar cases in their family histories. Any ideas that may help
explain what I am seeing will be most appreciated.

Thanks again,
Sheldon Rabin


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Follow-up to "Question About Ukraine to US Travel Routes in 1912" #ukraine

Sheldon Rabin
 

Thank you to the many Ukraine SIG members who responded with info and
suggestions about my original query. They were all very helpful and I will
reply to each person with thanks. May I ask your indulgence by asking a
general-interest follow-up question about this travel episode?

According to the ship's manifest, my great-grandmother Reise Goldfarb
and the three girls, Sore, Basse and Chawe all traveled under the last name
of Czernitzer, not Goldfarb; and the manifest also states that the person
back in Kiwrotzi, Russia who knows them was "father, Berel Czernitzer".
Complicating matters, when they arrived at Ellis Island, they were all
detained for a short while until the "husband, Morris" (no last name noted
on the detention form), showed up. He must have been Morris Goldfarb because
only three years later, in 1915's NY State Census, they are all living
together in Brooklyn with Morris, but under the name of Goldfarb, not
Czernitzer. And later, when the girls all applied for US citizenship,
hey acknowledged that they arrived under the name of Czernitzer (which
is why it took me ten years to find their arrivals info), but their
applications all list their current last name as Goldfarb.
Can anyone help explain what I am looking at? It is a total mystery.
No one in my family had ever heard of the last name Czernitzer until I came
across it in the above documents. Did Reise, whose maiden name was Berman
per her NYC death certificate, have two husbands; did rabbinical and civil
laws in Russia conflict in terms of recognizing one or both marriages; or
did Morris and Reise change their last names once they were united, perhaps
because of a legal or other sensitive matter? I know I am missing a few
critical pieces of this puzzle, and I may not get to the full truth, but I
feel confident that my situation is not unique and that others may have
seen similar cases in their family histories. Any ideas that may help
explain what I am seeing will be most appreciated.

Thanks again,
Sheldon Rabin


Libau #ukraine

kenneth.ryesky@...
 

Sheldon was wondering about travel to the US via the port of Libau.

in 1912, my great-grandmother and her 3 young daughters (including my
grandmother) took a train >from Yelizavetgrad (now Kirovohrad), in the
eastern Ukraine, to Libau, and arrived in Philadelphia by way of
Liverpool.

Apparently, Libau was not an uncommon port of departure, for my
grandfather passed through Libau before he came to America and met my
grandmother.

-- Ken Ryesky

BROAD, BROWN, GERTZIK (Yelizavetgrad/Kharkov)
ARSHINOV, ISRAELSON (Crimea)
RAISKY, ARANOV, SHKOLNIK (Gomel)


seeking info on Korkhim (sp) #ukraine

sefansky@...
 

I am hoping that someone >from this group can help me research my
grandfather's family. After many years of searching, i was able to
get my father's birth certificate >from the archives in Zhitomer. It
lists my grandfather as Gdal-Bir KORKHIM ( in russian it looks
KOPXUM), a citizen of Polonnoe, and that he is the son of Dovid
Yankel. My father was also named Dovid Yankel, born 1920.in
Novohrad-Volynskyy/Zvill

I have no information on my grandfather's family because he used
papers that were given to his brother in law ( Sefansky/Czafanski) to
come to the US and he never again spoke of his life in Russia.
Probably because he was worried about being deported if it ever came
to light.

I wonder if anyone can help point me in the right direction as this
seems to be an uncommon name and one that I have never heard of.It
does not seem to appear on the list of names to search.

Thank you so much.
Susan Sefansky (sefansky@umich.edu)
(researching Kaplan, Glass, Korkhim(sp?) >from Novograd Valensky.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Libau #ukraine

kenneth.ryesky@...
 

Sheldon was wondering about travel to the US via the port of Libau.

in 1912, my great-grandmother and her 3 young daughters (including my
grandmother) took a train >from Yelizavetgrad (now Kirovohrad), in the
eastern Ukraine, to Libau, and arrived in Philadelphia by way of
Liverpool.

Apparently, Libau was not an uncommon port of departure, for my
grandfather passed through Libau before he came to America and met my
grandmother.

-- Ken Ryesky

BROAD, BROWN, GERTZIK (Yelizavetgrad/Kharkov)
ARSHINOV, ISRAELSON (Crimea)
RAISKY, ARANOV, SHKOLNIK (Gomel)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine seeking info on Korkhim (sp) #ukraine

sefansky@...
 

I am hoping that someone >from this group can help me research my
grandfather's family. After many years of searching, i was able to
get my father's birth certificate >from the archives in Zhitomer. It
lists my grandfather as Gdal-Bir KORKHIM ( in russian it looks
KOPXUM), a citizen of Polonnoe, and that he is the son of Dovid
Yankel. My father was also named Dovid Yankel, born 1920.in
Novohrad-Volynskyy/Zvill

I have no information on my grandfather's family because he used
papers that were given to his brother in law ( Sefansky/Czafanski) to
come to the US and he never again spoke of his life in Russia.
Probably because he was worried about being deported if it ever came
to light.

I wonder if anyone can help point me in the right direction as this
seems to be an uncommon name and one that I have never heard of.It
does not seem to appear on the list of names to search.

Thank you so much.
Susan Sefansky (sefansky@umich.edu)
(researching Kaplan, Glass, Korkhim(sp?) >from Novograd Valensky.


Re: Question About Ukraine to US Travel Routes in 1912 #ukraine

swerner@...
 

I'm looking at the Ellis Island ship records at
http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/boat.html The first ship arriving at Ellis
Island >from Libau is the SS Smolensk on July 25, 1906. Ships >from Libau
continued to arrive regularly until August 14, 1914. Then there was a
seven-year hiatus, presumably due to WWI and the Russian Revolution.
Arrivals >from Libau resumed on March 3, 1921.

I would think that for immigrants >from the Ukraine, Libau would have been
easier to access than western Europe. But there may have been other
considerations. For example, I don't know if it was cheaper to sail from
western European ports than >from Libau (similar to how nowadays it may be
cheaper to fly >from an airport that's further away >from where you live, so
you travel to that airport).

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, NB Canada

RABINOWITZ: Chepovichi, Ukraine
GITTELMAN: David Gorodok, Belarus


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Question About Ukraine to US Travel Routes in 1912 #ukraine

swerner@...
 

I'm looking at the Ellis Island ship records at
http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/boat.html The first ship arriving at Ellis
Island >from Libau is the SS Smolensk on July 25, 1906. Ships >from Libau
continued to arrive regularly until August 14, 1914. Then there was a
seven-year hiatus, presumably due to WWI and the Russian Revolution.
Arrivals >from Libau resumed on March 3, 1921.

I would think that for immigrants >from the Ukraine, Libau would have been
easier to access than western Europe. But there may have been other
considerations. For example, I don't know if it was cheaper to sail from
western European ports than >from Libau (similar to how nowadays it may be
cheaper to fly >from an airport that's further away >from where you live, so
you travel to that airport).

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, NB Canada

RABINOWITZ: Chepovichi, Ukraine
GITTELMAN: David Gorodok, Belarus


IAJGS 2017 - Special Procedure for Changing Hotel Reservations #austria-czech

bounce-3309860-772950@...
 

Response to this year's conference has been incredibly positive and
our IAJGS room block in the Swan Resort is poised to sell out on
certain nights.

You can help! If you know that you will *not* be in Orlando on a
particular night, and thus intend to cancel any or all of your hotel
reservation, ***Do Not Contact the Hotel***!

*Instead*, please only notify ADAM@IAJGS2017.ORG so that we may
reassign your reservation to another IAJGS attendee ourselves and
arrange for your hotel deposit to be promptly returned to you.
If you do not follow this procedure, but instead cancel via the
hotel, we will lose the room >from our IAJGS conference block and it
will not be available to one of your fellow Jewish genealogists. It
might even prevent your best friend >from attending!

Notwithstanding the special procedure, it is not too late to register
for the conference and book rooms. Visit www.IAJGS2017.org to sign
up for our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our blog.

Adam Brown - Diane Jacobs - Dennis Rice
Co-Chairs IAJGS 2017 Orlando
info@iajgs2017.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS 2017 - Special Procedure for Changing Hotel Reservations #austria-czech

bounce-3309860-772950@...
 

Response to this year's conference has been incredibly positive and
our IAJGS room block in the Swan Resort is poised to sell out on
certain nights.

You can help! If you know that you will *not* be in Orlando on a
particular night, and thus intend to cancel any or all of your hotel
reservation, ***Do Not Contact the Hotel***!

*Instead*, please only notify ADAM@IAJGS2017.ORG so that we may
reassign your reservation to another IAJGS attendee ourselves and
arrange for your hotel deposit to be promptly returned to you.
If you do not follow this procedure, but instead cancel via the
hotel, we will lose the room >from our IAJGS conference block and it
will not be available to one of your fellow Jewish genealogists. It
might even prevent your best friend >from attending!

Notwithstanding the special procedure, it is not too late to register
for the conference and book rooms. Visit www.IAJGS2017.org to sign
up for our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our blog.

Adam Brown - Diane Jacobs - Dennis Rice
Co-Chairs IAJGS 2017 Orlando
info@iajgs2017.org


IAJGS 2017 - Special Procedure for Changing Hotel Reservations #unitedkingdom

bounce-3309860-785714@...
 

Response to this year's conference has been incredibly positive and
our IAJGS room block in the Swan Resort is poised to sell out on
certain nights.

You can help! If you know that you will *not* be in Orlando on a
particular night, and thus intend to cancel any or all of your hotel
reservation, ***Do Not Contact the Hotel***!

*Instead*, please only notify ADAM@IAJGS2017.ORG so that we may
reassign your reservation to another IAJGS attendee ourselves and
arrange for your hotel deposit to be promptly returned to you.
If you do not follow this procedure, but instead cancel via the
hotel, we will lose the room >from our IAJGS conference block and it
will not be available to one of your fellow Jewish genealogists. It
might even prevent your best friend >from attending!

Notwithstanding the special procedure, it is not too late to register
for the conference and book rooms. Visit www.IAJGS2017.org to sign
up for our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our blog.

Adam Brown - Diane Jacobs - Dennis Rice
Co-Chairs IAJGS 2017 Orlando
info@iajgs2017.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom IAJGS 2017 - Special Procedure for Changing Hotel Reservations #unitedkingdom

bounce-3309860-785714@...
 

Response to this year's conference has been incredibly positive and
our IAJGS room block in the Swan Resort is poised to sell out on
certain nights.

You can help! If you know that you will *not* be in Orlando on a
particular night, and thus intend to cancel any or all of your hotel
reservation, ***Do Not Contact the Hotel***!

*Instead*, please only notify ADAM@IAJGS2017.ORG so that we may
reassign your reservation to another IAJGS attendee ourselves and
arrange for your hotel deposit to be promptly returned to you.
If you do not follow this procedure, but instead cancel via the
hotel, we will lose the room >from our IAJGS conference block and it
will not be available to one of your fellow Jewish genealogists. It
might even prevent your best friend >from attending!

Notwithstanding the special procedure, it is not too late to register
for the conference and book rooms. Visit www.IAJGS2017.org to sign
up for our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our blog.

Adam Brown - Diane Jacobs - Dennis Rice
Co-Chairs IAJGS 2017 Orlando
info@iajgs2017.org


Schrenzel name meaning #general

Eli Brauner
 

Dear all,

In the book Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological Dictionary,
by Heinrich Walter Guggenheimer FE,Eva H., the meaning of the family name
Schrenzel is: "young man with slit court suit". What actually does it mean? Is it
some kind of profession?
Thanks for replies,
Eli Brauner
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Schrenzel name meaning #general

Eli Brauner
 

Dear all,

In the book Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological Dictionary,
by Heinrich Walter Guggenheimer FE,Eva H., the meaning of the family name
Schrenzel is: "young man with slit court suit". What actually does it mean? Is it
some kind of profession?
Thanks for replies,
Eli Brauner
Israel


JGSCT May 2017 Program #general

gkr
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents our membership meeting on
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington,
CT 06111. Biennial board elections will be held followed by the State of the JGS
and Protect Your Digital Footprint presentations, both given by President Doris
Loeb Nabel. Topics covered will include how to limit others >from knowing too much
about us, tracking, browser preferences, cookies, passwords, social media, mobile
phones, and more.

This program was originally scheduled for March but was postponed due to inclement
weather.

This program is free and open to the public. For additional information, please
visit www.jgsct.org.

Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, JGSCT


JGS NY Meeting April 30, 2017 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting co-sponsored by JewishGen.org

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 PM at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, NY
NY

Program: "The History and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire"
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull

In the Russian Empire there were myriad ways in which Jewish surnames were created,
assigned or adopted. As a result of Russian laws and mandates, many non-related
Jewish individuals acquired the same surname, while many related family members
acquired different surnames and tight restrictions were placed on changing or
altering them. These circumstances have created many challenges for genealogists
who try to trace their ancestry or locate descendants of a particular lineage, as
well as for interpreting DNA test results. This presentation will help to
understand the complexities of Jewish surname adoption and use.

Dr. Jeffrey Paull earned his B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Industrial Hygiene >from
the University of Pittsburgh and his M.P.H and Ph.D >from the Johns Hopkins
University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Following his career as an
environmental toxicologist and scientific expert in the occupational and
environmental health fields, he has devoted himself to Jewish genealogical research
and writing. He is active in the field of genetic genealogy and has identified the
unique genetic signature of some of Eastern European Jewry's most renowned rabbis
and rabbinical lineages.

All are welcome.
More information available at our website: www.jgsny.org and on our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications,
New York NY

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