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Re: Decipher Occupation and Others on WWI Draft Card? #usa #records

Laurie Sosna
 

Occupation: Notions (sewing supplies), For himself. 923 O'Fallon St. St. Louis.
Hair color: Bald
Question 29: I can't make out the first word (maybe toupee?), but the second word is wig. The box around the words indicates it is connected to the question above.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


Documents confirming citizenship Aleksander Litwinowicz #belarus

rachellitwpsico@...
 

 Dear friends
I'm from Brazil and I'm looking for documents that prove my citizenship.
I need help finding my grandfather's original documents that confirm Polish citizenship (birth certificate, military certificate, marriage certificate)
Aleksander Litwinowicz was born on December 25, 1910 in Stuszki, Babrujsk region, Место рождения: Белоруссская СяСР, Бол. d. Стушки Parycki District (Parychy City) - Babruysk District, Mogilev Region, Minsk Province
he lived until 1939 Mogilev in Belarus, Roman Catholic parents
Stanislaw Litwinowicz, Maria Ekiert,
wife Ksenia Litwinowicz born February 12, 1916 in Czauski, Mogilev, Belarus
family: Piotr Kopolow, Wasja Rechenkowa (Ryzynok) Roman Catholic.
Children of Alexander Litwinowicz and Ksenia Kopolow:
Wiktor Litwinowicz, b. October 9, 1941 Mogilev, Belarus
Antoni Litwinowicz was born on January 21, 1947 in Meppen, Germany
 
Alexander Litwinowicz:
Date of birth December 25, 1910
Place of birth: Belarus SSR, Babruysky Oblast, Parishvsky district,
Stuszki Village The village of Stuszki. Municipality of Parycze, Poviat de Bobruisk, Minsk Region
Stużki on the Berezyne River (Stuzki), Belarus
Thanks.


Finding Family van Dan in Enschede, NL #germany

Christiane
 

 
Hello,
 
I am looking for descendants of Isidoor van Dam from Enschede.

If anyone can help I would be grateful.
 
Thanks
Christiane Daldrup


Headstone questions - REICHSFELD #translation

Bob Silverstein
 

What is the father's name for the attached headstone?  Yitzok ben????  Does anyone know anything about the Dr. Herzl UKUV?  I presume V is for verein.  I could not find anything on Google.

Thanks

--
Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).


Re: Looking for info on great-grandmother's brothers - Resnick #usa

Robin
 

I had found her obituary and it only mentions one of her sisters (Esther Simon). I'm guessing Eva had passed away before she did. As for ancestry, I'm going to need to pay for a month so that I can have access to family trees. It shows that my great-grandmother is on a couple different trees, so hopefully I'll find more info that way. 

Thank you again!
Robin Stein


Looking for three Canadian Wynne brothers (originally Winograd/Winogradski) #canada

Robin
 

My great-grandmother Libby (Elizabeth/Liba) Winograd/Winogradski (married name Wilensky) had three brothers. I've searched Jewish gen and ancestry, but cannot find any information on her brothers (other than their names and the country they immigrated to). I know that they immigrated to Canada (no idea what province or city) from Russia (or possibly Poland?) at some point and changed their last names Wynne. The brothers' first names (as listed on my great-grandmother's obituary) are Sol, Sam, and Archie. Their father is listed as Reb Moshe HaKohen on my great-grandmother's gravestone. Their mother's name is listed as Chia (I think it's just an odd spelling of Chaya though) on a family tree that I found. I tried searching using my great-grandmother's sisters' names as well, but didn't find anything. Their names are Bessie Levine (from New Jersey) and Anna Applebaum (from Cleveland). If you have any ideas of somewhere else for me to search, or if we maybe happen to be related (!!), please let me know.

Thank you,
Robin Stein
Cleveland, OH


Decipher Occupation and Others on WWI Draft Card? #usa #records

amitch1066@...
 

Hi All,

Would anyone be able to decipher the following on this WWI Draft card?  Document is attached.

1.  occupation
2.  hair color
3.  the notes for Question #29, regarding physical disabilities

Even a best guess is much appreciated!  Thanks in advance!

--
Amy Mitchell


Re: Looking for info on great-grandmother's brothers - Resnick #usa

Robin
 

I had found her obituary and it only mentions one of her sisters (Esther Simon). I'm guessing Eva had passed away before she did. As for ancestry, I'm going to need to pay for a month so that I can have access to family trees. It shows that my great-grandmother is on a couple different trees, so hopefully I'll find more info that way. 

Thank you again!
Robin Stein


Re: Tried Everything and Hit a Wall Looking for Grandfather's Naturalization Petition and Ship Manifest Records #records #ukraine #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

Emily Garber made some very good suggestions.  Even though I've been researching my family for over 30 years, I am still a novice, lol. I wanted to find the death date of a family friend but could not do so.  But a friend of mine found not only her death date, but also her immigration records, her obituary, her son's obituary, a notice about her son's Army promotion and various records of her parents and grandparents. 

She used only three resources: newspapers.com, Ancestry and Find-a Grave.  Amazing!  I not only learned the death date, but that the friend, who had no foreign accent, was born in South Africa. I also learned that she was born Jewish, though she did not practice the religion, so that I always thought she was Christian (and perhaps she had converted). Also both her husbands were Jewish. And so much more. I mention these facts only to show what a good researcher can do. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Borouchowitz Family, Kovno #lithuania

Diane Jacobs
 

Have you tried the AllLithuania Darabase 
On jewishgen.

Try phonetically various spelling of the full name and Borukh.  Kovno and Kaunas and all towns in these Gubernias.

Good luck.
Diane Jacobs


On Jun 19, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Vivien Dean <vmdean@...> wrote:


 

Hello

 

I am trying to trace the family of Aaron Borouchowitz,  who was born in Kovno in 1870

 

If anyone can help I would be grateful.

 

Viv Dean

 

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Help with location and possible date of photo #photographs

Jx. Gx.
 

Felissa,

If you can cleanup and particularly brighten up the image that would help in identifying certain features in the picture. 

Basically, the only two things you have to work with in approximating the date of this photo are the types of harnesses used on the horses and the buckboard itself. However, that will only give you when that type of equipment was in vogue and by the time this photo was taken that equipment could be very old.  My guess is 1880s based only on the equipment.

Another possibility is to find someone who knows a lot about horses and can identify the breed. That might help to narrow down the location if a certain breed was very popular in a particular region.

Maybe you can put an approximate date to the picture by knowing what type of occupation uncle Jake had at any given time that would require him to use a horse-driven wagon to transport items under at white sheet.

Jeffrey Gee
Arizona   


Kotovsky family, Grodno #belarus

Vivien Dean
 

Hello

 

I am trying to trace the family of Esther Kotovsky who was born in Grodno on 24th March 1873.

 

She may have been the daughter of Shmul Kotovsky and his wife Merka.

 

If anyone can help I would be grateful.

 

Viv Dean


Borouchowitz Family, Kovno #lithuania

Vivien Dean
 

 

Hello

 

I am trying to trace the family of Aaron Borouchowitz,  who was born in Kovno in 1870

 

If anyone can help I would be grateful.

 

Viv Dean

 


Re: Name of town like Lepekoia in Poland or Lithuania #poland #lithuania #general

Mike Daren
 

Thanks!  That seems to make sense as the place she was from.

In my cousin's Ancestry tree, she has that her grandfather, who wrote the memoir, was born in Butrymowce, Podlaskie, Poland, which is what I put in my email.  But there's conflicting information in the US censuses from after he emigrated here; the 1920 census says he was born in Poland, the 1930 and 1940 censuses say he was born in Lithuania. A lot of other people in that part of the tree are from Lithuania.

The JewishGen Communities Database info on Butrimonys says it was in the Russian Empire c. 1900, in Lithuania between WWI and WWII, and in the Soviet Union after WWII.  And today it's in Lithuania.  Maybe those changes have something to do with the country he said he was born in changing in the different censuses?

There's also a Kehilalinks page for Butrimonys, with info about a cemetery project, information about a 1937 census of Jews there, and an article about the cemetery project published in Avotaynu in 1995.

So he may actually be from Butrimonys, Lithuania, not Butrymowce, Poland, in which case it would make sense that Liepakojai Lithuania is where his grandmother is from.

On Sat, Jun 19, 2021, at 7:16 AM, aiginsburg wrote:
On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 02:07 AM, Mike Daren wrote:

Lepekoia
it is a small place at 54.468562,23.687883 named 

Liepakojai

64352


found using jewishgen gazetteer. I then found a page of the publiched artile online, which mentioned the town they were from in Lithuanie, not in Poland. i googled it which brought me to back to jewishgen. that town is Butrimonys, Lithuania https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Community.php?usbgn=-2613523 which is not far from Altulys Lithuania, which is near Liepakojai.

Aaron

Aaron Ginsburg  
aaron.ginsburg@...
Foxboro, MA USA
 
jewishdokshitsy.org
jewishnewport.blogspot.com
sukkahsoftheworld.org
http://sites.google.com/site/yousaypokrassa/
http://sites.google.com/site/aaronginsburg/

-- 
  Mike Daren



Finding Family in Germany #germany #names

rachel.lee.davis4@...
 

Good day, 

I have been digging for Jewish heritage in Germany.  One branch of the family tree abruptly ended with the Paasch family, Johann and Johanna Paasch on another family tree. There may yet be other names but I'm starting here. He was born around 1781 in kraatz, Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. 

Can anyone point me towards Jewish communities in this region? Similar family names? Any burial records? Thank you!
Rachel Davis


Grandfather's grocery store: seeking possible date #usa

Felissa Lashley
 

My grandfather had grocery stores in Lincoln, NE, St. Joseph, MO and Kansas City, MO. I have a photo of this one but do not know the date except that it would be 1908 or later. Does anyone have any insights on a possible date or a clue on location? I have already looked at city directories.
 
Thank you so very much for any insights you can provide. I appreciate it.
 
Felissa Lashley
Austin, Texas
 
 
IMG_3775.jpeg
 
 
 


Hebrew name variants #names

Mike Coleman
 

Could Shmaryahu on a gravestone be a variant of Schmiel?

Could it be anglicized, in the U.S.A., to Sam?

Many thanks.


Mike Coleman   London U.K.


Re: Name of town like Lepekoia in Poland or Lithuania #poland #lithuania #general

aiginsburg
 

On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 02:07 AM, Mike Daren wrote:
Lepekoia
it is a small place at 54.468562,23.687883 named 

Liepakojai

64352

Lithuania A link to a google map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Liepakojai+64352,+Lithuania/@54.4622561,23.1224191,9z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNTTCsDI4JzA2LjgiTiAyM8KwNDEnMTYuNCJF!3b1!8m2!3d54.468562!4d23.687883!3m4!1s0x46e0ce6344cf52bd:0x3b66e93388f80cc0!8m2!3d54.4690681!4d23.694393

found using jewishgen gazetteer. I then found a page of the publiched artile online, which mentioned the town they were from in Lithuanie, not in Poland. i googled it which brought me to back to jewishgen. that town is Butrimonys, Lithuania https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Community.php?usbgn=-2613523 which is not far from Altulys Lithuania, which is near Liepakojai.

Aaron

Aaron Ginsburg  
aaron.ginsburg@...
Foxboro, MA USA
 
jewishdokshitsy.org
jewishnewport.blogspot.com
sukkahsoftheworld.org
http://sites.google.com/site/yousaypokrassa/
http://sites.google.com/site/aaronginsburg/


Name of town like Lepekoia in Poland or Lithuania #poland #lithuania #general

Mike Daren
 

A relative wrote a memoir in which he said that his grandmother lived in a town named Lepekoia, I think in Poland, or maybe in Lithuania.  I can't find a town by that name.  When I try googling Lepekoia, besides my relative's memoir, I don't get any town by that name, I mostly get suggestions for alternate spellings, but none of the alternate spellings seem to be names of towns, or at least no town anywhere around Poland or Lithuania.  Does anyone have any suggestion of what town name Lepekoia might be referring to?  The author of the memoir was born in Butrymowce, Podlaskie, Poland in 1886, came to the US as a child, and died in New York in 1961.  The memoir he wrote was found after he died by his son, and published in "American Jewish History" in 1980.  Thanks.

Mike Daren


Re: Seeking contact info for American artist Mark GROTJAHN #holocaust #general #usa

Alan-Itsyk Harvey Silver
 

Hi Myra,

I did my own web search and social media search on Grotjahn, and he's pretty well walled off, online - I can't find a way to message him anywhere that he has an account. He has a lot of followers on online accounts, so it isn't surprising to see.

Your emails to museums, etc, are likely to go ignored. I would suggest calling art industry types directly - you're going to have to look for someone who knows him personally, and well enough, to contact him for you. (If you can find someone who might be Jewish, all the better.)


--Alan Harvey Silver (son of Elliott, grandson of Irving and Sarah Gorson Silver, great-grandson of Meyer and Elka Garb Gorson, and Charles and Lena Horwitz Silver)

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