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Katsmazovskij in cyrillic #ukraine

Rachelle Litt
 

Maybe someone can help with a frustrating aspect of my family search.
I am looking for any family records >from the old country but cannot
come up with any close matches at all. I have lots of hints from
personal documents but no luck with searching the databases. It
appears that the family was living in Konstantin (current
Starokosyantyniv Ukraine) when leaving to start their journey to the
U.S. after my ggf died. My great grandfather's name has been
translated as Shima ( Shoma) Moishe Yankelev Katsmazovskij and I know
from family letters that my great grandfather died on February 14,
1920 of a burst appendix ( I am assuming he died in Konstantin). He is
listed in a court document in my possession as being >from the middle
class in the town of Sharhorod. ( Beiders lists the name Katsmazovskij
as derived >from the Town of Katsmaziv which I found on Gazetteer) His
wife Bejla Zelmanovna Kogan is listed as >from Soroca and my
grandfather Froim Shamov Katsmazovskij is also listed as being born
there. Shima had a brother named Shmul Bery Moishe Yankelev
Katsmazovskij who was married to Ruchel Utchetel. There is evidence
that Shima and Berl's mother lived in Chernivitz ( Chernvitzi Ukraine)
and remarried. I have been searching the databases and on all of
them coming up with nothing.

I was able to take a signature >from one of my letters and have a
Russian friend translate the name into cyrillic to expand the search.
It is
(Lyris cannot read the coded characters)
Where and how can I use the cyrillic spelling in my search? Any and
all help will be greatly appreciated in breaking down this wall. Many
Thanks,

Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
rlittrph@gmail.com
Researching KATSMAZOVSKIJ, KOGAN, BURDEINIC, ZNAYDE in Konstantin,
Soroca, Chernivtsi, Brazil, Argentina


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fwd: Katsmazovskij in cyrillic #ukraine

Rachelle Litt
 

Maybe someone can help with a frustrating aspect of my family search.
I am looking for any family records >from the old country but cannot
come up with any close matches at all. I have lots of hints from
personal documents but no luck with searching the databases. It
appears that the family was living in Konstantin (current
Starokosyantyniv Ukraine) when leaving to start their journey to the
U.S. after my ggf died. My great grandfather's name has been
translated as Shima ( Shoma) Moishe Yankelev Katsmazovskij and I know
from family letters that my great grandfather died on February 14,
1920 of a burst appendix ( I am assuming he died in Konstantin). He is
listed in a court document in my possession as being >from the middle
class in the town of Sharhorod. ( Beiders lists the name Katsmazovskij
as derived >from the Town of Katsmaziv which I found on Gazetteer) His
wife Bejla Zelmanovna Kogan is listed as >from Soroca and my
grandfather Froim Shamov Katsmazovskij is also listed as being born
there. Shima had a brother named Shmul Bery Moishe Yankelev
Katsmazovskij who was married to Ruchel Utchetel. There is evidence
that Shima and Berl's mother lived in Chernivitz ( Chernvitzi Ukraine)
and remarried. I have been searching the databases and on all of
them coming up with nothing.

I was able to take a signature >from one of my letters and have a
Russian friend translate the name into cyrillic to expand the search.
It is
(Lyris cannot read the coded characters)
Where and how can I use the cyrillic spelling in my search? Any and
all help will be greatly appreciated in breaking down this wall. Many
Thanks,

Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
rlittrph@gmail.com
Researching KATSMAZOVSKIJ, KOGAN, BURDEINIC, ZNAYDE in Konstantin,
Soroca, Chernivtsi, Brazil, Argentina


Book announcement #galicia

Israel P
 

I am pleased to announce that my book "ENDOGAMY: One Family, One
People" is now available for preorder, with a release date of 16 August. The
book deals with genetic genealogy and analysis of DNA test results with
special emphasis on endogamous populations, those who - like European
Jews - have been marrying within the tribe for hundreds of years.

Endogamy is a special challenge for genetic genealogy and this is the first
book on the subject. See the foreword and mission statement at
www.endogamy-one-family.com.

"ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People" is also personal in the sense that my
own families, particularly the Pikholz families of east Galicia, are the basis
for my work with DNA and this is largely their story.

I shall be speaking at several venues in the United States in the second half
of August, and they are listed on the website together with other information.

I'd be pleased if you would pass this on to anyone who you think might be
interested.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Book announcement #galicia

Israel P
 

I am pleased to announce that my book "ENDOGAMY: One Family, One
People" is now available for preorder, with a release date of 16 August. The
book deals with genetic genealogy and analysis of DNA test results with
special emphasis on endogamous populations, those who - like European
Jews - have been marrying within the tribe for hundreds of years.

Endogamy is a special challenge for genetic genealogy and this is the first
book on the subject. See the foreword and mission statement at
www.endogamy-one-family.com.

"ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People" is also personal in the sense that my
own families, particularly the Pikholz families of east Galicia, are the basis
for my work with DNA and this is largely their story.

I shall be speaking at several venues in the United States in the second half
of August, and they are listed on the website together with other information.

I'd be pleased if you would pass this on to anyone who you think might be
interested.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Re: CUNEA surname #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

Carol, Sig-Members

You should first seek the obvious and not the exotic.

Cunea , Cuna, Cuni are Yiddish shortenings for the Hebrew name Elkanah.

It's a well established first name. Many times in Romania, first names
were adopted as surnames. It would also happen that if a newborn Avram
to a father Moishe sin Cunea, would be registered as Avram Cunea.
Others cases would register a Moishe sin Cunea as Moishe Cunea. From
1895, at least legally, you'd need to go through a procedure to change
a name registered in the records.

Regards,

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel
---------------------------------------------------------------
On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Carol Rombro Rider cromrider@aol.com
<rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
Meryl Menon asked if anyone was familiar with the surname CUNEA found
on a document for her mother.
Go to www.avotaynu.com and look under "Search Jewish Surnames".

There are two listings for where the surname can be found.This online
resource is one that should always be consulted, especially if you are
looking for an unusual name.

There is a listing for CUNEO (with an accent above the "N") in
"Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames" by Guilherme Faiguenboim,
Paulo Valadares and Anna Rosa Campagnano. Since a great deal of
Romania was once part of the Ottoman Empire, this should not be
surprising.


Romania SIG #Romania Re: CUNEA surname #romania

Sorin Goldenberg <soring0412@...>
 

Carol, Sig-Members

You should first seek the obvious and not the exotic.

Cunea , Cuna, Cuni are Yiddish shortenings for the Hebrew name Elkanah.

It's a well established first name. Many times in Romania, first names
were adopted as surnames. It would also happen that if a newborn Avram
to a father Moishe sin Cunea, would be registered as Avram Cunea.
Others cases would register a Moishe sin Cunea as Moishe Cunea. From
1895, at least legally, you'd need to go through a procedure to change
a name registered in the records.

Regards,

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel
---------------------------------------------------------------
On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Carol Rombro Rider cromrider@aol.com
<rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
Meryl Menon asked if anyone was familiar with the surname CUNEA found
on a document for her mother.
Go to www.avotaynu.com and look under "Search Jewish Surnames".

There are two listings for where the surname can be found.This online
resource is one that should always be consulted, especially if you are
looking for an unusual name.

There is a listing for CUNEO (with an accent above the "N") in
"Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames" by Guilherme Faiguenboim,
Paulo Valadares and Anna Rosa Campagnano. Since a great deal of
Romania was once part of the Ottoman Empire, this should not be
surprising.


Jewish Soldiers & Napoleonic Wars #poland

David Slater
 

Family lore has a KRAUZE [KRAUSS / KRAUSE] ancestor as a soldier >from the
Austrian Empire [don't know town or province] fighting during the Napoleonic
Wars (probably abt 1812) ending up in Bialystok where the family remained
until coming to the U.S. in 1904. I have Bialystok records for the family
taking me back to only the mid 19th century, and am trying to link further
back to see if can find this soldier.

Any suggestions or information about Jews fighting during the Napoleonic
Wars would be appreciated. Family lore has it that he was a soldier in
Napoleon's army, but am wondering if, instead, he was a conscript in the
Austrian army fighting against Napoleon. I know there was fighting around
Bialystok in 1812 during Napoleon's Russian campaign and surmise that's
when, and where, he went >from soldier to Bialystoker.

Thanks!

David Slater
Atlanta, Georgia


Researching:

SCHLACHTER, DROBIS, SKODOWITZ, BARON - Kavarskas
SIMONSOHN [SIMSON in US], WEINSTEIN, WINBLER, SCHWARTZ - Riga
WASHILKOVSKY, KRAUZE, FIXEL, COHEN, KUPER - Bialystok
DEUTSCH, MOSHKOVSKY, MONTE, BUKOVITZKI, KOZNITZ - Slonim
FUKSON (Fox in US) - Bobruisk


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Jewish Soldiers & Napoleonic Wars #poland

David Slater
 

Family lore has a KRAUZE [KRAUSS / KRAUSE] ancestor as a soldier >from the
Austrian Empire [don't know town or province] fighting during the Napoleonic
Wars (probably abt 1812) ending up in Bialystok where the family remained
until coming to the U.S. in 1904. I have Bialystok records for the family
taking me back to only the mid 19th century, and am trying to link further
back to see if can find this soldier.

Any suggestions or information about Jews fighting during the Napoleonic
Wars would be appreciated. Family lore has it that he was a soldier in
Napoleon's army, but am wondering if, instead, he was a conscript in the
Austrian army fighting against Napoleon. I know there was fighting around
Bialystok in 1812 during Napoleon's Russian campaign and surmise that's
when, and where, he went >from soldier to Bialystoker.

Thanks!

David Slater
Atlanta, Georgia


Researching:

SCHLACHTER, DROBIS, SKODOWITZ, BARON - Kavarskas
SIMONSOHN [SIMSON in US], WEINSTEIN, WINBLER, SCHWARTZ - Riga
WASHILKOVSKY, KRAUZE, FIXEL, COHEN, KUPER - Bialystok
DEUTSCH, MOSHKOVSKY, MONTE, BUKOVITZKI, KOZNITZ - Slonim
FUKSON (Fox in US) - Bobruisk


Czarne & Solotwina #poland

Stahl, Sheryl <sstahl@...>
 

Hi,

I'm trying to track down records of my great-grandmother Jeanette
Schmerzler. Her parents were Pincus Schmertzer and Freida Kremer
and she was born in 1876 (her birth date and parents' names are
from her 1945 NY certificate of death.) The Schmertzers seem to
be >from Kolomyya (now Ukraine)

I looked on the JRI database and found records of some children
of Pincus and Freida but none seem to match Jeanettes. There was
Czarne born is 1878 but this was marked as male. Is "Czarne"
usually a boy's or girl's name?

On one of the children's records, it indicates that Freida was
from Solotwina. There seem to be a couple of choices for this
town, but the most likely to me looks like
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-
1054671 Solotvyn - about 70 kilometers >from Kolomyya. But I don't
see any records >from there. Can someone point out where to search?

Thanks,
Sheryl Stahl


JRI Poland #Poland Czarne & Solotwina #poland

Stahl, Sheryl <sstahl@...>
 

Hi,

I'm trying to track down records of my great-grandmother Jeanette
Schmerzler. Her parents were Pincus Schmertzer and Freida Kremer
and she was born in 1876 (her birth date and parents' names are
from her 1945 NY certificate of death.) The Schmertzers seem to
be >from Kolomyya (now Ukraine)

I looked on the JRI database and found records of some children
of Pincus and Freida but none seem to match Jeanettes. There was
Czarne born is 1878 but this was marked as male. Is "Czarne"
usually a boy's or girl's name?

On one of the children's records, it indicates that Freida was
from Solotwina. There seem to be a couple of choices for this
town, but the most likely to me looks like
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-
1054671 Solotvyn - about 70 kilometers >from Kolomyya. But I don't
see any records >from there. Can someone point out where to search?

Thanks,
Sheryl Stahl


Jewish cemetery in Sanok pictures #galicia

Arek Komski <arek40@...>
 

Dear Lyris,

I was wondering if the Galicianers could help me in my researches.
I am looking for photographs of Sanok's two cemeteries >from the
pre-war period. Sometimes people have in their home archives photos
that could be interesting as an example.

I am preparing an article talking about "new" cemetery and looking for
illustrations. When using them, of course, I will inform the readers who
is the owner of each one.

sincerely yours

Arek Komski


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish cemetery in Sanok pictures #galicia

Arek Komski <arek40@...>
 

Dear Lyris,

I was wondering if the Galicianers could help me in my researches.
I am looking for photographs of Sanok's two cemeteries >from the
pre-war period. Sometimes people have in their home archives photos
that could be interesting as an example.

I am preparing an article talking about "new" cemetery and looking for
illustrations. When using them, of course, I will inform the readers who
is the owner of each one.

sincerely yours

Arek Komski


Jewish Soldiers & Napoleonic Wars #poland

David Slater
 

Family lore has a KRAUZE [KRAUSS / KRAUSE] ancestor as a soldier >from the
Austrian Empire [don't know town or province] fighting during the Napoleonic
Wars (probably abt 1812) ending up in Bialystok where the family remained
until coming to the U.S. in 1904. I have Bialystok records for the family
taking me back to only the mid 19th century, and am trying to link further
back to see if can find this soldier.

Any suggestions or information about Jews fighting during the Napoleonic
Wars would be appreciated. Family lore has it that he was a soldier in
Napoleon's army, but am wondering if, instead, he was a conscript in the
Austrian army fighting against Napoleon. I know there was fighting around
Bialystok in 1812 during Napoleon's Russian campaign and surmise that's
when, and where, he went >from soldier to Bialystoker.

Thanks!

David Slater
Atlanta, Georgia


Researching:

SCHLACHTER, DROBIS, SKODOWITZ, BARON - Kavarskas

SIMONSOHN [SIMSON in US], WEINSTEIN, WINBLER, SCHWARTZ - Riga

WASHILKOVSKY, KRAUZE, FIXEL, COHEN, KUPER - Bialystok

DEUTSCH, MOSHKOVSKY, MONTE, BUKOVITZKI, KOZNITZ – Slonim

FUKSON (Fox in US) – Bobruisk


JRI Poland #Poland Jewish Soldiers & Napoleonic Wars #poland

David Slater
 

Family lore has a KRAUZE [KRAUSS / KRAUSE] ancestor as a soldier >from the
Austrian Empire [don't know town or province] fighting during the Napoleonic
Wars (probably abt 1812) ending up in Bialystok where the family remained
until coming to the U.S. in 1904. I have Bialystok records for the family
taking me back to only the mid 19th century, and am trying to link further
back to see if can find this soldier.

Any suggestions or information about Jews fighting during the Napoleonic
Wars would be appreciated. Family lore has it that he was a soldier in
Napoleon's army, but am wondering if, instead, he was a conscript in the
Austrian army fighting against Napoleon. I know there was fighting around
Bialystok in 1812 during Napoleon's Russian campaign and surmise that's
when, and where, he went >from soldier to Bialystoker.

Thanks!

David Slater
Atlanta, Georgia


Researching:

SCHLACHTER, DROBIS, SKODOWITZ, BARON - Kavarskas

SIMONSOHN [SIMSON in US], WEINSTEIN, WINBLER, SCHWARTZ - Riga

WASHILKOVSKY, KRAUZE, FIXEL, COHEN, KUPER - Bialystok

DEUTSCH, MOSHKOVSKY, MONTE, BUKOVITZKI, KOZNITZ – Slonim

FUKSON (Fox in US) – Bobruisk


LIPSCHUTZ - LIPSCHITZ - LIPSZYC etc. #rabbinic

Simon Srebrny
 

Dear Colleagues,

In part two of his essay, Deutsche Einwanderungen in polnische
Ghetti, published in the Jahrbuch der Juedisch-Literarischen
Gesellschaft, volume 5, 1907, Rabbi Dr Louis Lewin writes on p.104
(p.175 of the pdf if you download the volume >from cjh.org) that he
knows of two Lipschuetz family trees: one is printed under the
title Tiferet Bonim Avotim (I am not sure of the vowels, the
citation is in Hebrew) in Sefer ha-makhri'a (Lublin, 1897); the
other is in manuscript and was in the possession of Mose Elieser
Belinson in Odessa in 1901.

Does anybody know either family tree?
What has become of the manuscript?

There is a copy of Sefer ha-makhri'a at YIVO in NYC. I live in
Berlin and don't have access. The work is not at Hebrewbooks.org.

Title: Sefer ha-makhri'a ... (snipped because of the many non-
standard characters)
Creator: Isaiah ben Mali, di Trani, b. ca. 1200.
Noah Samuel Lipschuetz 1780-1832. (with u-umlaut in catalogue entry)
Subjects: Jewish law; Talmud Ta'anit
Publisher: Lublin : V tipografii Federa
Creation Date: 1897
Physical Description: 348 p ; 35cm.
Language: Hebrew
Call/Accession Number: 000203479

I would be very grateful for any leads or scans or notes. My
Hebrew is poor, but my interest in my Lipszyc ancestors is
very great.

I have a few other "short" Hebrew texts about Lipschuetzes. Help
extracting info would be much appreciated. Of course, only
somebody with a strong interest in the Lipschuetzes would be
likely to be willing to take a look.

I think my 6G-grandfather Jechiel Michel Lipschitz, ABD Checiny,
may have been a son of Rabbi Eliezer Lipschuetz, "Damesek Eliezer",
and a brother of Rabbi Israel Lipschuetz of Cleve Get fame. But I
may have misread the Hebrew sources.

Help would be totally welcome.

Many thanks.

Simon Srebrny
(>from London, living in Berlin)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic LIPSCHUTZ - LIPSCHITZ - LIPSZYC etc. #rabbinic

Simon Srebrny
 

Dear Colleagues,

In part two of his essay, Deutsche Einwanderungen in polnische
Ghetti, published in the Jahrbuch der Juedisch-Literarischen
Gesellschaft, volume 5, 1907, Rabbi Dr Louis Lewin writes on p.104
(p.175 of the pdf if you download the volume >from cjh.org) that he
knows of two Lipschuetz family trees: one is printed under the
title Tiferet Bonim Avotim (I am not sure of the vowels, the
citation is in Hebrew) in Sefer ha-makhri'a (Lublin, 1897); the
other is in manuscript and was in the possession of Mose Elieser
Belinson in Odessa in 1901.

Does anybody know either family tree?
What has become of the manuscript?

There is a copy of Sefer ha-makhri'a at YIVO in NYC. I live in
Berlin and don't have access. The work is not at Hebrewbooks.org.

Title: Sefer ha-makhri'a ... (snipped because of the many non-
standard characters)
Creator: Isaiah ben Mali, di Trani, b. ca. 1200.
Noah Samuel Lipschuetz 1780-1832. (with u-umlaut in catalogue entry)
Subjects: Jewish law; Talmud Ta'anit
Publisher: Lublin : V tipografii Federa
Creation Date: 1897
Physical Description: 348 p ; 35cm.
Language: Hebrew
Call/Accession Number: 000203479

I would be very grateful for any leads or scans or notes. My
Hebrew is poor, but my interest in my Lipszyc ancestors is
very great.

I have a few other "short" Hebrew texts about Lipschuetzes. Help
extracting info would be much appreciated. Of course, only
somebody with a strong interest in the Lipschuetzes would be
likely to be willing to take a look.

I think my 6G-grandfather Jechiel Michel Lipschitz, ABD Checiny,
may have been a son of Rabbi Eliezer Lipschuetz, "Damesek Eliezer",
and a brother of Rabbi Israel Lipschuetz of Cleve Get fame. But I
may have misread the Hebrew sources.

Help would be totally welcome.

Many thanks.

Simon Srebrny
(>from London, living in Berlin)


European Days of Jewish Culture -September 6, 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The 16th annual European Day of Jewish Culture will take place on September
6th in 32 countries. It will include guided tours of Jewish Heritage sites,
concerts, lectures, exhibitions, performances, book fairs and food tastings.
This year's theme is "bridges".
It is coordinated by the European Association for the Preservation and
Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage in Europe (AEPJ). The official
website is:
http://www.jewisheritage.org/web/edjc

To learn more about European Days of Jewish Culture see:
http://tinyurl.com/ouwpzbl

Original url:
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/07/23/european-day-of-jewish-culture-coming-up-sept-6/%E2%80%9D?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=european-day-of-jewish-culture-coming-up-sept-6

There was nothing on either website that specified what activities would be
held where.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen European Days of Jewish Culture -September 6, 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The 16th annual European Day of Jewish Culture will take place on September
6th in 32 countries. It will include guided tours of Jewish Heritage sites,
concerts, lectures, exhibitions, performances, book fairs and food tastings.
This year's theme is "bridges".
It is coordinated by the European Association for the Preservation and
Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage in Europe (AEPJ). The official
website is:
http://www.jewisheritage.org/web/edjc

To learn more about European Days of Jewish Culture see:
http://tinyurl.com/ouwpzbl

Original url:
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/07/23/european-day-of-jewish-culture-coming-up-sept-6/%E2%80%9D?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=european-day-of-jewish-culture-coming-up-sept-6

There was nothing on either website that specified what activities would be
held where.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Family Tree Magazine Lists 101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family Tree Magazine has announced its 16th annual 101 Best Websites for
Genealogy for 2015.

Mazel tov to Avotaynu and JewishGen for being included in the "Best
Continental European Genealogy Websites" category and to Steve Morse for his
One Step Website for being included in "Best Online Genealogy Tools in
2015".

To read the list which is divided into 16 categories go to:
http://familytreemagazine.com/article/101-best-websites-2015?et_mid=770067&rid=238935450
[or http://tinyurl.com/q5u9nbp --Mod.]

Those that are paid subscription websites are marked with a $.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family Tree Magazine Lists 101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2015 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family Tree Magazine has announced its 16th annual 101 Best Websites for
Genealogy for 2015.

Mazel tov to Avotaynu and JewishGen for being included in the "Best
Continental European Genealogy Websites" category and to Steve Morse for his
One Step Website for being included in "Best Online Genealogy Tools in
2015".

To read the list which is divided into 16 categories go to:
http://familytreemagazine.com/article/101-best-websites-2015?et_mid=770067&rid=238935450
[or http://tinyurl.com/q5u9nbp --Mod.]

Those that are paid subscription websites are marked with a $.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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