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Family Roots in Romania #romania

Ben Ring <ben.rng@...>
 

Good Afternoon,

My wife has hit a dead end in family research. Her great grandfather,
Charles Morris Symonds was born in Romania in approximately 1882 (give
or take) and emigrated >from Romania to the US in approximately 1903,
at least according to the Boston census of 1910. We found him on the
Boston 1910 census and my wife has his burial information, but we have
no record of where in Romania he lived or which port he came in at
(Boston or New York), or if he had relatives in the US already. On the
census, his birthplace is listed as Rumania, but being that we don't
know where in Romania he came from, there's the possibility that he
might've actually been >from present day Moldova.

We know that he probably Anglicized his name >from whatever it was in
Romanian, but my father in law and wife have no idea what it was
before he anglicized it.

We'd be grateful for any guidance or direction that anyone could provide us!

Thanks so much,
Ben Ring

--
Benjamin A. Ring,


Romania SIG #Romania Family Roots in Romania #romania

Ben Ring <ben.rng@...>
 

Good Afternoon,

My wife has hit a dead end in family research. Her great grandfather,
Charles Morris Symonds was born in Romania in approximately 1882 (give
or take) and emigrated >from Romania to the US in approximately 1903,
at least according to the Boston census of 1910. We found him on the
Boston 1910 census and my wife has his burial information, but we have
no record of where in Romania he lived or which port he came in at
(Boston or New York), or if he had relatives in the US already. On the
census, his birthplace is listed as Rumania, but being that we don't
know where in Romania he came from, there's the possibility that he
might've actually been >from present day Moldova.

We know that he probably Anglicized his name >from whatever it was in
Romanian, but my father in law and wife have no idea what it was
before he anglicized it.

We'd be grateful for any guidance or direction that anyone could provide us!

Thanks so much,
Ben Ring

--
Benjamin A. Ring,


Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery University City, MO #general

Cindy Taylor
 

St. Louis Genners,

I was able to find several graves on line but there is a particular
one not available. If you're in the area and able to photograph this
grave for me please let me know with a direct email. Thank you in
advance. If you should see his (2nd) wife, would appreciate that one
also. Sorry, but I don't know her name, but would hope she's nearby.

Morris Pankewer Section P, Lot 24, grave 2W.

Cindy Potter Taylor, Boynton Beach, FL.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please let Cindy privately know before you go to the cemetery to
avoid duplication of efforts.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery University City, MO #general

Cindy Taylor
 

St. Louis Genners,

I was able to find several graves on line but there is a particular
one not available. If you're in the area and able to photograph this
grave for me please let me know with a direct email. Thank you in
advance. If you should see his (2nd) wife, would appreciate that one
also. Sorry, but I don't know her name, but would hope she's nearby.

Morris Pankewer Section P, Lot 24, grave 2W.

Cindy Potter Taylor, Boynton Beach, FL.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please let Cindy privately know before you go to the cemetery to
avoid duplication of efforts.


LOWENTHAL/STERN Family #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to do some research on my wife's family and would like to talk
to any relatives who can help.

Her grandmother was Nentzia (Anna) LOWENTHAL, the daughter of Solomon and Lena
LOWENTHAL, born in 1886 in Brzesko, Poland.She married Zisha (Sam) BIRNKRANT and
lived in Sanok, Poland, where the first four of their children were born. The
fifth, my wife's mother, was born in Pittsburgh. Anna died in 1947 in Pittsburgh.

Anna had two siblings. Her brother, Abraham LOWENTHAL, was born in 1875 in Brzesko.
He married Jennie FLAX and had two sons and two daughters. Abraham died in 1964 in
Queens, NY.

Her sister was Chaya LOWENTHAL, who married Moses STERN. Moses' father was Leon
STERN; his brother was Avroham. Leon had five children in addition to Moses and
Avroham had four.

Moses and Chaya had seven children:Solomon (Seymour), Harry, Sarah, Leon, Genya,
Fred, and Nathan (Nat).

My wife had heard stories of her family and the Sterns. I would like to contact
them or relatives of any others mentioned in this message. Please have them contact
me privately. Thanks.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LOWENTHAL/STERN Family #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to do some research on my wife's family and would like to talk
to any relatives who can help.

Her grandmother was Nentzia (Anna) LOWENTHAL, the daughter of Solomon and Lena
LOWENTHAL, born in 1886 in Brzesko, Poland.She married Zisha (Sam) BIRNKRANT and
lived in Sanok, Poland, where the first four of their children were born. The
fifth, my wife's mother, was born in Pittsburgh. Anna died in 1947 in Pittsburgh.

Anna had two siblings. Her brother, Abraham LOWENTHAL, was born in 1875 in Brzesko.
He married Jennie FLAX and had two sons and two daughters. Abraham died in 1964 in
Queens, NY.

Her sister was Chaya LOWENTHAL, who married Moses STERN. Moses' father was Leon
STERN; his brother was Avroham. Leon had five children in addition to Moses and
Avroham had four.

Moses and Chaya had seven children:Solomon (Seymour), Harry, Sarah, Leon, Genya,
Fred, and Nathan (Nat).

My wife had heard stories of her family and the Sterns. I would like to contact
them or relatives of any others mentioned in this message. Please have them contact
me privately. Thanks.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


Retain documents, not just web links to the documents #general

Mel Comisarow
 

Several years ago I located a web link to a document in Portuguese of genealogical
interest to me. I used Google Translate to convert the document into English and I
stored a digital copy of the English-version document along with the web link to
the original Portuguese document. I did not store the original Portuguese document.
The resulting English was poor but did give me some insight about the original
document's contents. A few years later, after I learned that Google Translate had
improved, I again downloaded the document and used Google translate to convert to
English, giving an imperfect but much more readable document. I have recently had
excellent results using Google Translate to translate Russian into English and so
I wished to revisit my Portuguese document of ten years ago. The web link no longer
works. So here is my advice: When using a translation program to convert a foreign
language document into your language, retain the original foreign language document
as well as its web link. Actually, its probably smart to always retain original
documents as well as the web links to the document. Remember, computer memory is
very cheap these days.

Mel Comisarow
melcom4@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Retain documents, not just web links to the documents #general

Mel Comisarow
 

Several years ago I located a web link to a document in Portuguese of genealogical
interest to me. I used Google Translate to convert the document into English and I
stored a digital copy of the English-version document along with the web link to
the original Portuguese document. I did not store the original Portuguese document.
The resulting English was poor but did give me some insight about the original
document's contents. A few years later, after I learned that Google Translate had
improved, I again downloaded the document and used Google translate to convert to
English, giving an imperfect but much more readable document. I have recently had
excellent results using Google Translate to translate Russian into English and so
I wished to revisit my Portuguese document of ten years ago. The web link no longer
works. So here is my advice: When using a translation program to convert a foreign
language document into your language, retain the original foreign language document
as well as its web link. Actually, its probably smart to always retain original
documents as well as the web links to the document. Remember, computer memory is
very cheap these days.

Mel Comisarow
melcom4@gmail.com


Re: Looking for photo of 336 E Houston St. NYC #general

Alicia Weiss
 

This is a long shot, but have you contacted the Museum of the City of
New York, New York Historical Society, and New York Pubic Library
about what they have in their photo repositories? You might also
check out these links:
https://www.brickunderground.com/live/research-building-history-nyc
http://www.gothamcenter.org/archives-and-libraries.html

Best of luck,
Alicia Weiss
Researching: WEISS/WEISZ Szecseny, Hungary; KUNDLER,
Kaposmero/Kisvarda/Gyongyos/Budapest, Hungary; POLLAK,
Kaposmero/Csurgo, Hungary;PRESSMAN/PRESEISEN, Kiev, Ukraine; GOLDFELD,
Russia; Dufine/Dufan/Dufayn, Moldova/Ukraine; MAUTHNER/MAUTNER,
Szecseny, Hungary, HEMPEL/HAMPEL, Poland.

From: Wendy Griswold <wendygris@gmail.com>
Just wondering if anyone has an idea of how I could get a photo of the
building that used to be at 336 E. Houston St. in NYC.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for photo of 336 E Houston St. NYC #general

Alicia Weiss
 

This is a long shot, but have you contacted the Museum of the City of
New York, New York Historical Society, and New York Pubic Library
about what they have in their photo repositories? You might also
check out these links:
https://www.brickunderground.com/live/research-building-history-nyc
http://www.gothamcenter.org/archives-and-libraries.html

Best of luck,
Alicia Weiss
Researching: WEISS/WEISZ Szecseny, Hungary; KUNDLER,
Kaposmero/Kisvarda/Gyongyos/Budapest, Hungary; POLLAK,
Kaposmero/Csurgo, Hungary;PRESSMAN/PRESEISEN, Kiev, Ukraine; GOLDFELD,
Russia; Dufine/Dufan/Dufayn, Moldova/Ukraine; MAUTHNER/MAUTNER,
Szecseny, Hungary, HEMPEL/HAMPEL, Poland.

From: Wendy Griswold <wendygris@gmail.com>
Just wondering if anyone has an idea of how I could get a photo of the
building that used to be at 336 E. Houston St. in NYC.


Re: Expert DNA Analysis needed #dna

Emily Garber
 

Karen Catania <k.silver915@gmail.com> wrote:

I just joined this group. I would like to know if anyone out there
knows an expert who can help me decipher DNA results.
I have found a paternal side on someone and cannot seem to connect a
maternal.
The Association of Professional Genealogists maintains a list of
professionals that can be searched by specialty. If you are dealing
with Askenazi Jewish genetic genealogy, make sure the professional is
informed about that. Working with DNA >from endogamous groups can be
challenging.

https://www.apgen.org/index.html

Emily Garber
Extra Yad Genealogical Services
Phoenix, Arizona


DNA Research #DNA Re: Expert DNA Analysis needed #dna

Emily Garber
 

Karen Catania <k.silver915@gmail.com> wrote:

I just joined this group. I would like to know if anyone out there
knows an expert who can help me decipher DNA results.
I have found a paternal side on someone and cannot seem to connect a
maternal.
The Association of Professional Genealogists maintains a list of
professionals that can be searched by specialty. If you are dealing
with Askenazi Jewish genetic genealogy, make sure the professional is
informed about that. Working with DNA >from endogamous groups can be
challenging.

https://www.apgen.org/index.html

Emily Garber
Extra Yad Genealogical Services
Phoenix, Arizona


EDELMAN, UDELSMANN, KRINITZ, ZIERLER #galicia

Jason Kanter <jasonkanter@...>
 

EDELMAN, UDELSMANN, KRINITZ, ZIERLER -- in or near Peczenizyn or
Ottiniya, Galicia

My grandmother Ida Gussie (Gitel) EDELMAN (1893-1988) told me in 1984
that she grew up in Ottiniya, her mother was Leah Ruchel EDELMAN
(UDELSMANN) (1860-1899) who had siblings Ben and Avram, and that her
father was Feibel/Favel KRINITZ, who was >from "Pichanizhna" (no doubt
what is now Peczenizyn). She also said that her mother's mother was
"Chaya ZIERLER."

Gussie travelled to the US in 1908 (age 15), and was listed on the
passenger manifest as "Gitel Edelman", which also named her father as
"Feibel Edelman," and she was signed for by her uncle Harry Edelman
c/o Abel/Avram Edelman of Passaic.

Gussie had several siblings. One of them, now known as Harry Edelman
(1887-1955), told his family that he had been "Aaron Krinitz" until he
arrived at Ellis Island; when they asked him his name, he thought they
were asking his sponsor's name, and he said "Harry Edelman" so that
became his American name. This sponsor was apparently a cousin who had
a successful bakery (Edelman's Bakery) in Passaic, NJ and had acted as
sponsor for many of the cousins.

I can't trace anything about Feibel Krinitz or Chaya Zierler, nor find how
Krinitz and Edelman (or Udelsmann) are related other than by Leia Ruchel's
marriage to Feibel Krinitz. Any help?

Many thanks

Jason Kanter
jasonkanter@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia EDELMAN, UDELSMANN, KRINITZ, ZIERLER #galicia

Jason Kanter <jasonkanter@...>
 

EDELMAN, UDELSMANN, KRINITZ, ZIERLER -- in or near Peczenizyn or
Ottiniya, Galicia

My grandmother Ida Gussie (Gitel) EDELMAN (1893-1988) told me in 1984
that she grew up in Ottiniya, her mother was Leah Ruchel EDELMAN
(UDELSMANN) (1860-1899) who had siblings Ben and Avram, and that her
father was Feibel/Favel KRINITZ, who was >from "Pichanizhna" (no doubt
what is now Peczenizyn). She also said that her mother's mother was
"Chaya ZIERLER."

Gussie travelled to the US in 1908 (age 15), and was listed on the
passenger manifest as "Gitel Edelman", which also named her father as
"Feibel Edelman," and she was signed for by her uncle Harry Edelman
c/o Abel/Avram Edelman of Passaic.

Gussie had several siblings. One of them, now known as Harry Edelman
(1887-1955), told his family that he had been "Aaron Krinitz" until he
arrived at Ellis Island; when they asked him his name, he thought they
were asking his sponsor's name, and he said "Harry Edelman" so that
became his American name. This sponsor was apparently a cousin who had
a successful bakery (Edelman's Bakery) in Passaic, NJ and had acted as
sponsor for many of the cousins.

I can't trace anything about Feibel Krinitz or Chaya Zierler, nor find how
Krinitz and Edelman (or Udelsmann) are related other than by Leia Ruchel's
marriage to Feibel Krinitz. Any help?

Many thanks

Jason Kanter
jasonkanter@gmail.com


BRUNHOLZ from Czernowitz #galicia

xan madera
 

Hello all,

I'm looking for more information about Beile BRUNHOLZ >from Chernovtsi
(Czernowitz):

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/jowbr.php?rec=J_BUCOVINA_0016550

Thank you

Jan Braunholz
Germany

MODERATOR NOTE: We usually ask that inquiries to this list deal with
families >from and towns in Galicia. However exceptions are made for
Czernowitz (in neighboring Bukowina) and other cities known to have
been home to many Galitzianers.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia BRUNHOLZ from Czernowitz #galicia

xan madera
 

Hello all,

I'm looking for more information about Beile BRUNHOLZ >from Chernovtsi
(Czernowitz):

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/jowbr.php?rec=J_BUCOVINA_0016550

Thank you

Jan Braunholz
Germany

MODERATOR NOTE: We usually ask that inquiries to this list deal with
families >from and towns in Galicia. However exceptions are made for
Czernowitz (in neighboring Bukowina) and other cities known to have
been home to many Galitzianers.


Re: Website for cemetery and burial information for Budapest #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

This website is oroklet.hu
Don't use the new version because even if it looks nicer it is not as
functional as the old one.
The link to the old version is www.oroklet.hu/bent.php
I hope it helps.

Regards,
Karesz Vandor
genealogist/historian/private tour guide
Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com
cell (international format): +36-30-546-6950

-----Original Message-----
From: H-SIG [mailto:h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 6:21 PM
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] Website for cemetery and burial information for Budapest

Hello,
Last year I copied some cemetery and burial information for my ancestors wh=
o
lived in Budapest >from a website. I seemed to have lost the link to that
website and the name is not in my notes. Can anyone help me find this
website again?
Thank you,
Sue Madsen


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Website for cemetery and burial information for Budapest #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

This website is oroklet.hu
Don't use the new version because even if it looks nicer it is not as
functional as the old one.
The link to the old version is www.oroklet.hu/bent.php
I hope it helps.

Regards,
Karesz Vandor
genealogist/historian/private tour guide
Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com
cell (international format): +36-30-546-6950

-----Original Message-----
From: H-SIG [mailto:h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 6:21 PM
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] Website for cemetery and burial information for Budapest

Hello,
Last year I copied some cemetery and burial information for my ancestors wh=
o
lived in Budapest >from a website. I seemed to have lost the link to that
website and the name is not in my notes. Can anyone help me find this
website again?
Thank you,
Sue Madsen


Merkine (Meretch in Yiddish) is celebrating 660 years #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

"The beginnings of Jewish settlement in Meretch can apparently be
traced back to the 15th century. A document >from 1486 states that the
Great Duke Kazimir ordered his clerks to demand that Yanka (Ya'akov)
Yatzkovitz and his sons pay taxes.", wrote Josef Rosin.

The project "Doors are Open" commemorates the Jews of Merkine, see
https://www.lzb.lt/en/2019/08/20/the-doors-open-an-installation-to-remember-jewish-merkine/

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Merkine (Meretch in Yiddish) is celebrating 660 years #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

"The beginnings of Jewish settlement in Meretch can apparently be
traced back to the 15th century. A document >from 1486 states that the
Great Duke Kazimir ordered his clerks to demand that Yanka (Ya'akov)
Yatzkovitz and his sons pay taxes.", wrote Josef Rosin.

The project "Doors are Open" commemorates the Jews of Merkine, see
https://www.lzb.lt/en/2019/08/20/the-doors-open-an-installation-to-remember-jewish-merkine/

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv

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