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Re: latvia digest: November 03, 2005 #latvia

bill "the barefoot jeweler" <jmx@...>
 

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Subject: Fw: Latvia
From: "Mike Getz" <MikeGetz005@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 13:55:52 -0500
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An extremely interesting site:
http://www.am.gov.lv/en/ministry/4265/4299/

Mike Getz
MikeGetz005@...


Mike,
Thank you very much and thanks are due to Latvia's ministry of foreign affairs. This is a powerful document and a phenomenal boost to research.

Bill Green, Haddonfield, NJ

Bill "the Barefoot Jeweler"

www.barefootjeweler.com

Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: November 03, 2005 #latvia

bill "the barefoot jeweler" <jmx@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Fw: Latvia
From: "Mike Getz" <MikeGetz005@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 13:55:52 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

An extremely interesting site:
http://www.am.gov.lv/en/ministry/4265/4299/

Mike Getz
MikeGetz005@...


Mike,
Thank you very much and thanks are due to Latvia's ministry of foreign affairs. This is a powerful document and a phenomenal boost to research.

Bill Green, Haddonfield, NJ

Bill "the Barefoot Jeweler"

www.barefootjeweler.com

UTITZ or OTITZ family from Votice and Prague #austria-czech

David Glasner <daviditi@...>
 

I searc UTITZ or OTITZ >from Votice and Prague.
My mothers family UTITZ:
Abraham b. prague d. Prague 1796
His son Isack Lob b.1765 d. 1806
His son Abraham b. 1800 d.1873
his son Heinrich b. 1850 d. 1941 KZ
His Daughter - Julia - was my grandmother !!

All lived in Prague
Origin of family Nathan Ben Simon b. 1610 d. 1678 in Votice.

Please mail for any info you know or asking for.

Thanks
David Glasner
Kfar Ruppin
Israel 10850

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech UTITZ or OTITZ family from Votice and Prague #austria-czech

David Glasner <daviditi@...>
 

I searc UTITZ or OTITZ >from Votice and Prague.
My mothers family UTITZ:
Abraham b. prague d. Prague 1796
His son Isack Lob b.1765 d. 1806
His son Abraham b. 1800 d.1873
his son Heinrich b. 1850 d. 1941 KZ
His Daughter - Julia - was my grandmother !!

All lived in Prague
Origin of family Nathan Ben Simon b. 1610 d. 1678 in Votice.

Please mail for any info you know or asking for.

Thanks
David Glasner
Kfar Ruppin
Israel 10850

CZ survivor honored Nov 12 #austria-czech

susiestree@...
 

On November 12, 2005, Congregation BCC in Los Angeles along with the Czech
Torah Network and HBO will present the movie THE POWER OF GOOD. The evening will
bring together survivor Olga Grilli and the Torah Scroll >from her town of
birth - Chotebor in Bohemia. Olga was rescued by the Kindertransports and the
documentary will detail the story of the rescue of 669 children >from Nazi
occupied Czechoslovakia. The evening will begin with a procession of many of
the rescued torah scrolls on permanent loan to congregations all over the world.
There are more than 50 in Los Angeles. An RSVP is needed so let me know
privately if you can join us. There is no charge. It will take place across
from the Getty Museum at 1300 N. Sepulveda, Leo Baeck Temple, in West Los
Angeles at 7:30 PM.

Susan Boyer
Sherman Oaks , CA

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech CZ survivor honored Nov 12 #austria-czech

susiestree@...
 

On November 12, 2005, Congregation BCC in Los Angeles along with the Czech
Torah Network and HBO will present the movie THE POWER OF GOOD. The evening will
bring together survivor Olga Grilli and the Torah Scroll >from her town of
birth - Chotebor in Bohemia. Olga was rescued by the Kindertransports and the
documentary will detail the story of the rescue of 669 children >from Nazi
occupied Czechoslovakia. The evening will begin with a procession of many of
the rescued torah scrolls on permanent loan to congregations all over the world.
There are more than 50 in Los Angeles. An RSVP is needed so let me know
privately if you can join us. There is no charge. It will take place across
from the Getty Museum at 1300 N. Sepulveda, Leo Baeck Temple, in West Los
Angeles at 7:30 PM.

Susan Boyer
Sherman Oaks , CA

Re: photographs of Lodz Headstones #lodz #poland

Richard J. Astor <richardastor@...>
 

hi Ruth!

i had the experience in 2004 of showing up at the new cemetery expecting my
family (abersztajn) cemetery addresses to be there. they weren't (and
probably still aren't).

the polish cemetery caretakers spoke no english and told my polish
taxidriver (thankfully i hadn't let him go or i wdln't have known from
*nothing*!) where to go to get the records.

we got back in the taxi and drove (3 min drive) to the jewish community
centre.* thankfully symcha keller (the overworked head of the lodz jewish
community; chabad) happened to be there and he does have the records, an
archive of contemporary index cards with cemetery addresses. he stopped
everything and went to look. he was V helpful.

my family happened to be in his archive, he photocopied the cards, and off
we drove back to the cemetery.

brandishing the photocopies to the cemetery's (not unpleasant) polish
caretakers won't work. they aren't in the business of finding graves. that
task was for christoff, a hulking young pole (who seems to be a cemetery
employee) who does find addresses and speaks almost no english (does sp
german?). he was off helping some other folk. when he was free he grabbed
the photocopies and strode off with me following. he reads hebrew and knows
the cemetery v well. he found my stones (around 6 or 7 of them in various
parts) by locating the general area (grid system) and rummaging around in
the overgrowth looking for the hebrew. wld have been vvvv difficult or
impossible without him. he v. diffidently accepted a tip. it was a tricky
relationship to manage: try not to overload him with too many addresses:
he'll find them all but march you >from one end of the cemetery to the other
so you'll have to find the first ones all over again unless you make a very
good clear note to yourself where they were. i fed him a couple of addresses
on one session and a few more later.


* 18 pomorska street
ph 48-42 632 0427
fax 633 5156
cell 0 601 815 644
jewishcommunitylodz@...

From: "Shaw, Ruth" <RShaw@...>
Reply-To: "Shaw, Ruth" <RShaw@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 12:03:45 -0500
To: "Lodz Area Research Group" <lodz@...>
Subject: [lodz] photographs of Lodz Headstones

We are asking if anyone is going to Lodz soon; if so, please contact us.
We are *very* desirious of having someone photograph a few headstones,
specifically our immediate relatives. The 'addresses' will need to be
researched upon your arrival at the cemetery. Please contact:
mailto:rshaw@... or nicki@....
Thank you.

Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: photographs of Lodz Headstones #lodz #poland

Richard J. Astor <richardastor@...>
 

hi Ruth!

i had the experience in 2004 of showing up at the new cemetery expecting my
family (abersztajn) cemetery addresses to be there. they weren't (and
probably still aren't).

the polish cemetery caretakers spoke no english and told my polish
taxidriver (thankfully i hadn't let him go or i wdln't have known from
*nothing*!) where to go to get the records.

we got back in the taxi and drove (3 min drive) to the jewish community
centre.* thankfully symcha keller (the overworked head of the lodz jewish
community; chabad) happened to be there and he does have the records, an
archive of contemporary index cards with cemetery addresses. he stopped
everything and went to look. he was V helpful.

my family happened to be in his archive, he photocopied the cards, and off
we drove back to the cemetery.

brandishing the photocopies to the cemetery's (not unpleasant) polish
caretakers won't work. they aren't in the business of finding graves. that
task was for christoff, a hulking young pole (who seems to be a cemetery
employee) who does find addresses and speaks almost no english (does sp
german?). he was off helping some other folk. when he was free he grabbed
the photocopies and strode off with me following. he reads hebrew and knows
the cemetery v well. he found my stones (around 6 or 7 of them in various
parts) by locating the general area (grid system) and rummaging around in
the overgrowth looking for the hebrew. wld have been vvvv difficult or
impossible without him. he v. diffidently accepted a tip. it was a tricky
relationship to manage: try not to overload him with too many addresses:
he'll find them all but march you >from one end of the cemetery to the other
so you'll have to find the first ones all over again unless you make a very
good clear note to yourself where they were. i fed him a couple of addresses
on one session and a few more later.


* 18 pomorska street
ph 48-42 632 0427
fax 633 5156
cell 0 601 815 644
jewishcommunitylodz@...

From: "Shaw, Ruth" <RShaw@...>
Reply-To: "Shaw, Ruth" <RShaw@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 12:03:45 -0500
To: "Lodz Area Research Group" <lodz@...>
Subject: [lodz] photographs of Lodz Headstones

We are asking if anyone is going to Lodz soon; if so, please contact us.
We are *very* desirious of having someone photograph a few headstones,
specifically our immediate relatives. The 'addresses' will need to be
researched upon your arrival at the cemetery. Please contact:
mailto:rshaw@... or nicki@....
Thank you.

Jewish Names - Birzai, Lithuania #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I have come across the names of a number of Jews who lived in Birzai,
Lithuania, on Vilnius Street during the Holocaust. These were given to me
by some Lithuanian "Austra" high school students >from Birzai who are working
on a project about the Jews of their town.

I hope these are of interest to those of you who are researching your
families >from Birzai. Many of these names date back to the 1834 and later
records available for the shtetl in the All Lithuania Database. They also
can be found in the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF).

Bekeras [Beker], Abraomas
Berkaliene [Berkal], Braina
Birkavas [Birkav], Leiba
Bocheris [Bocher], Henakas
Boheras [Boher], Jefrimas
Borochavicius [Borochavic], Salimas
Brilis [Bril], Mendelis
Geriene [Ger], Kolinda
Glezeras [Glezer], Simsonas
Kacevas [Kacev], Salimas
Kotleras [Kotler], Chaimas
Levinas [Levin], Zundelis
Levitas [Levit], Mausa
Meilachiene [Meilach], Eta
Melamedas [Melamed], Meijeris
Morilis [Moril], Simche
Milneriene [Milner], Feiga
Ormanas [Osman], Samuelis
Osris [Osri], Dovydas
Pasloveckis [Pasloveck}, Leiba
Propesas [Propes], Chaimas
Propivaite [Propiv], Rocha
Rapeika [Rapeik[, Lipe
Rebe [Rebe], Genkelis
Rozmarinas [Rozmarin], Jankelis
Sekas [Sek], Srolis
Sneideras [Sneider], Hanas
Vainsteinaite [Vainstein], Hana
Zilbovicius [Zilbovic], Leiba

At the present time, I have no further information on these individuals. It
would be of interest to know if these were Jews who were killed or those who
survived the Holocaust.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Names - Birzai, Lithuania #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I have come across the names of a number of Jews who lived in Birzai,
Lithuania, on Vilnius Street during the Holocaust. These were given to me
by some Lithuanian "Austra" high school students >from Birzai who are working
on a project about the Jews of their town.

I hope these are of interest to those of you who are researching your
families >from Birzai. Many of these names date back to the 1834 and later
records available for the shtetl in the All Lithuania Database. They also
can be found in the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF).

Bekeras [Beker], Abraomas
Berkaliene [Berkal], Braina
Birkavas [Birkav], Leiba
Bocheris [Bocher], Henakas
Boheras [Boher], Jefrimas
Borochavicius [Borochavic], Salimas
Brilis [Bril], Mendelis
Geriene [Ger], Kolinda
Glezeras [Glezer], Simsonas
Kacevas [Kacev], Salimas
Kotleras [Kotler], Chaimas
Levinas [Levin], Zundelis
Levitas [Levit], Mausa
Meilachiene [Meilach], Eta
Melamedas [Melamed], Meijeris
Morilis [Moril], Simche
Milneriene [Milner], Feiga
Ormanas [Osman], Samuelis
Osris [Osri], Dovydas
Pasloveckis [Pasloveck}, Leiba
Propesas [Propes], Chaimas
Propivaite [Propiv], Rocha
Rapeika [Rapeik[, Lipe
Rebe [Rebe], Genkelis
Rozmarinas [Rozmarin], Jankelis
Sekas [Sek], Srolis
Sneideras [Sneider], Hanas
Vainsteinaite [Vainstein], Hana
Zilbovicius [Zilbovic], Leiba

At the present time, I have no further information on these individuals. It
would be of interest to know if these were Jews who were killed or those who
survived the Holocaust.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

Securing Mother's maiden name and / or mother and father's place of birth - need assistance #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

The Mother and father had 3 children - 1 son and 2 daughters. All born
in Europe. The lived in PA.

Both daughters had a SS#, and I have requested the original apps for
one. If this yields no info, I will request the app for the other.

One daughter's marriage lic yielded no info. I have not requested the
other, as it likely would yield same results.
Son never married/

Ellis island records do not help.

I suspect I have addressed all the obvious approaches.

Family entry to the US was approx 1905 - 1910 for all arrivals.

I am looking for any ideas on other possible approaches / documents
that I might try in the US.

Howie Axelrod

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Securing Mother's maiden name and / or mother and father's place of birth - need assistance #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

The Mother and father had 3 children - 1 son and 2 daughters. All born
in Europe. The lived in PA.

Both daughters had a SS#, and I have requested the original apps for
one. If this yields no info, I will request the app for the other.

One daughter's marriage lic yielded no info. I have not requested the
other, as it likely would yield same results.
Son never married/

Ellis island records do not help.

I suspect I have addressed all the obvious approaches.

Family entry to the US was approx 1905 - 1910 for all arrivals.

I am looking for any ideas on other possible approaches / documents
that I might try in the US.

Howie Axelrod

Re: More warts - what was not told #general

joyweave
 

Barbara's story reminded me of the single week in which I received death
certificates >from NY City and a town in Pennsylvania for my grandfather
and my husband's grandfather, respectively.

My grandfather's revealed that he died by jumping out the window of a TB
sanitorium and my husband's gf's revealed that he died of syphilis of
the brain.

No wonder no one wanted to tell me anything when I asked!

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY USA

Barbara Zimmer wrote:


In my family, there were several topics that were not discussed - at
least not with "the children". So I did no know that my uncle committed
suicide by taking cyanide. (He was a jeweler and thus had access to
cyanide which is used to purify gold.) I was able to obtain the death
certificate at the state archives.

Nor did I know (until I recently asked my elderly aunt) that my other
uncle divorced his wife (my father's sister) and remarried. I obtained
more details on that one >from his will.

And in my husband's family there was a great-cousin who "worked in a
saloon" in the western part of the US. A mutual cousin of my husband
was reluctant to share any information about her. The important part is
that she died young and may have suffered >from a chronic genetic disease
which we know has affected one branch of the family for over 4 generations.

As genealogists we often uncover details which might otherwise remain
hidden. Some of those details may prove to be highly significant.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: More warts - what was not told #general

joyweave
 

Barbara's story reminded me of the single week in which I received death
certificates >from NY City and a town in Pennsylvania for my grandfather
and my husband's grandfather, respectively.

My grandfather's revealed that he died by jumping out the window of a TB
sanitorium and my husband's gf's revealed that he died of syphilis of
the brain.

No wonder no one wanted to tell me anything when I asked!

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY USA

Barbara Zimmer wrote:


In my family, there were several topics that were not discussed - at
least not with "the children". So I did no know that my uncle committed
suicide by taking cyanide. (He was a jeweler and thus had access to
cyanide which is used to purify gold.) I was able to obtain the death
certificate at the state archives.

Nor did I know (until I recently asked my elderly aunt) that my other
uncle divorced his wife (my father's sister) and remarried. I obtained
more details on that one >from his will.

And in my husband's family there was a great-cousin who "worked in a
saloon" in the western part of the US. A mutual cousin of my husband
was reluctant to share any information about her. The important part is
that she died young and may have suffered >from a chronic genetic disease
which we know has affected one branch of the family for over 4 generations.

As genealogists we often uncover details which might otherwise remain
hidden. Some of those details may prove to be highly significant.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia

Film lookup offer (NYC marriage & death) #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

Dear all,

I have finished using the following films.

If anyone needs a film look-up, please email me privately with the name
& certificate number you are looking for. These are all films of certificates,
*not* indexes, so I can not look up any names.

All are being returned 12 Nov, with the exception of the 2 noted.

Brooklyn NY Marriage certificates
FHL# 1613952 ***due back 5 DEC*** (Jun-Jul 1920, Cert. #8245-9500)
FHL# 1613953 (Jun-Aug 1920, Cert. #9501-10743)

Manhattan NY Marriage certificates
FHL #1653329 (1921-1922, Cert. #5250-7000)

Bronx NY Marriage Certificates
FHL #1954319 (4 May 1922- 5 Sep 1922, Cert. #1600-3320)
FHL #1955744 (2 Jul 1928-13 Sep 1928, Cert. #4280-6020)
FHL #1927885 **DUE BACK 24 NOV** (9 Apr 1934-18 Jun 1934, Cert. #2390-4090)

Manhattan NY Death Certificates
FHL #2070292 (1933, Cert. #1001-2000)

Shelly Weiner
Henderson NV

--
BYCZOK/BYCHKOFF/BICHKOFF--Walkowisko, Poland to Detroit MI
FELDMAN (Hungary) to New Brunswick NJ
NOCHINOWSKI/NASH--Ostov, Russia to Detroit MI
RHYZI/ROSSEN--Vladimerets OR Stahovka,Ukraine to Detroit,MI
SMOLER/SMOLYAR/SMOLAR--Vladimerets Ukraine to Detroit MI

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Film lookup offer (NYC marriage & death) #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

Dear all,

I have finished using the following films.

If anyone needs a film look-up, please email me privately with the name
& certificate number you are looking for. These are all films of certificates,
*not* indexes, so I can not look up any names.

All are being returned 12 Nov, with the exception of the 2 noted.

Brooklyn NY Marriage certificates
FHL# 1613952 ***due back 5 DEC*** (Jun-Jul 1920, Cert. #8245-9500)
FHL# 1613953 (Jun-Aug 1920, Cert. #9501-10743)

Manhattan NY Marriage certificates
FHL #1653329 (1921-1922, Cert. #5250-7000)

Bronx NY Marriage Certificates
FHL #1954319 (4 May 1922- 5 Sep 1922, Cert. #1600-3320)
FHL #1955744 (2 Jul 1928-13 Sep 1928, Cert. #4280-6020)
FHL #1927885 **DUE BACK 24 NOV** (9 Apr 1934-18 Jun 1934, Cert. #2390-4090)

Manhattan NY Death Certificates
FHL #2070292 (1933, Cert. #1001-2000)

Shelly Weiner
Henderson NV

--
BYCZOK/BYCHKOFF/BICHKOFF--Walkowisko, Poland to Detroit MI
FELDMAN (Hungary) to New Brunswick NJ
NOCHINOWSKI/NASH--Ostov, Russia to Detroit MI
RHYZI/ROSSEN--Vladimerets OR Stahovka,Ukraine to Detroit,MI
SMOLER/SMOLYAR/SMOLAR--Vladimerets Ukraine to Detroit MI

German Jews South Africa #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

There is an article in Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)
3 nov 2005 about an exhibition jointly held by SAJBD Johannesburg and the
Goethe Institute on German Jews in SA

German Jewish immigrants take stock of life in South Africa

By Benita van Eyssen, dpa
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)
If anyone wants a copy of the article please contact me privately.


Saul Issroff

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica German Jews South Africa #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

There is an article in Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)
3 nov 2005 about an exhibition jointly held by SAJBD Johannesburg and the
Goethe Institute on German Jews in SA

German Jewish immigrants take stock of life in South Africa

By Benita van Eyssen, dpa
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)
If anyone wants a copy of the article please contact me privately.


Saul Issroff

Rivlin families in Johannesburg and Benoni #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

According to the Rivlin Genealogy "Sefer HaYachas leMishpachat Rivlin" that
was published in Jerusalem in 1940 there were then residing in Johannesburg
the brothers Rivlin
Dr. Yehuda Leib Rivlin and Dr. Israel Rivlin
The Rivlin family lived in Boisk and then Riga
Of Yehuda Leib (also known as Arye Leib) we know that he lived at some stage
in Kharkov (perhaps he qualified there?)
Of Israel we know that he studied in Frankfurt and then London.
In http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/CGI_ROOTWEB.EXE the SA Jewish
Database
I found Leib Rivlin buried in Westpark and Dr Israel and Judith Rivlin
buried in Benoni.
I will be grateful to anyone who can provide more information on the
brothers and put me in touch with their families.

I want to use this opportunity to inform those who may be connected that
there is planned for 2009 in Jerusalem a gathering of the Rivlin tribe. In
the last gathering in 1980 there were over 2000 persons present.

Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel
@julesfe

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Rivlin families in Johannesburg and Benoni #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

According to the Rivlin Genealogy "Sefer HaYachas leMishpachat Rivlin" that
was published in Jerusalem in 1940 there were then residing in Johannesburg
the brothers Rivlin
Dr. Yehuda Leib Rivlin and Dr. Israel Rivlin
The Rivlin family lived in Boisk and then Riga
Of Yehuda Leib (also known as Arye Leib) we know that he lived at some stage
in Kharkov (perhaps he qualified there?)
Of Israel we know that he studied in Frankfurt and then London.
In http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/CGI_ROOTWEB.EXE the SA Jewish
Database
I found Leib Rivlin buried in Westpark and Dr Israel and Judith Rivlin
buried in Benoni.
I will be grateful to anyone who can provide more information on the
brothers and put me in touch with their families.

I want to use this opportunity to inform those who may be connected that
there is planned for 2009 in Jerusalem a gathering of the Rivlin tribe. In
the last gathering in 1980 there were over 2000 persons present.

Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel
@julesfe