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re family ROTH #general

Wendy Roth
 

I am looking for anyone who may have a connection to a Felix ROTH born 1889
in Berlin - mother Alice and siblings Frida, Max and Willie. If this looks
familiar to anyone - please reply privately to me at my e-mail address.

regards
Wendy Roth

zodiac@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re family ROTH #general

Wendy Roth
 

I am looking for anyone who may have a connection to a Felix ROTH born 1889
in Berlin - mother Alice and siblings Frida, Max and Willie. If this looks
familiar to anyone - please reply privately to me at my e-mail address.

regards
Wendy Roth

zodiac@...


Roots travel advice in Lithuania and Latvia #general

howard wolinsky <wolinsky@...>
 

I am planning a roots trip to Lithuania and Latvia this summer. I expect to hire
Aleks Fegmanis as a guide in Latvia, visiting Dvink and Riga. But I am looking
for some recommendations on guides in Lithuania >from people who have been there
recently. I found postings for about 10 years ago about the guide Regina
Kopilevich. Can anyone on the list have contact information?

I hope to visit Keidan, Kovno, Slobodka and Srednik.I'd be interested in any
travel advice about Latvia and Lithuania as to getting around, such as renting
a car, taking buses and trains, cautions, places to stay. Any help would be
appreciated offline or online, whatever is appropriate.
Howard Wolinsky
Flossmoor, IL
Researching Sragon and Israel in Lithuania and Geskin
and Slivkin in Latvia

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Roots travel advice in Lithuania and Latvia #general

howard wolinsky <wolinsky@...>
 

I am planning a roots trip to Lithuania and Latvia this summer. I expect to hire
Aleks Fegmanis as a guide in Latvia, visiting Dvink and Riga. But I am looking
for some recommendations on guides in Lithuania >from people who have been there
recently. I found postings for about 10 years ago about the guide Regina
Kopilevich. Can anyone on the list have contact information?

I hope to visit Keidan, Kovno, Slobodka and Srednik.I'd be interested in any
travel advice about Latvia and Lithuania as to getting around, such as renting
a car, taking buses and trains, cautions, places to stay. Any help would be
appreciated offline or online, whatever is appropriate.
Howard Wolinsky
Flossmoor, IL
Researching Sragon and Israel in Lithuania and Geskin
and Slivkin in Latvia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately. If you are thinking of visiting your
ancestral shtetls, let JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers® take you there!
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/


Russian DALLIN to NYC #general

Shelby Bennett <shel-b68@...>
 

Looking for connections to Russian Jewish DALLIN families in NYC beginning
about 1881.

Specifically, Hirsch/Hersch Dallin (1821-1900) and spouse Hannah Levin(e)
(1831-1913). They immigrated in 1886, sailing >from London with 2 sons.
Verified children:

Louis (1852-1917, imm 1883, married Bertha Levy)
Philip (1861-1921, imm 1884, married Lillian Unk)
Abraham (1865-?, imm with parents, married Lena Unk)
Norham/Nathan (1872-? imm with parents, possibly died shortly thereafter)

Two others in same vicinity, but I'm not sure if they are sons or of
different family line:

Rudolf J. (1859-abt 1930, imm 1886, married Franzeskar Katz)
Max (1863-?, imm 1888, patient in Manhattan State Hospital in 1900,
disappears after that)

Would love to hear >from anyone researching these families.

Thanks,
Shelby Bennett

Searching Dallin Langel Levin(e) Levy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian DALLIN to NYC #general

Shelby Bennett <shel-b68@...>
 

Looking for connections to Russian Jewish DALLIN families in NYC beginning
about 1881.

Specifically, Hirsch/Hersch Dallin (1821-1900) and spouse Hannah Levin(e)
(1831-1913). They immigrated in 1886, sailing >from London with 2 sons.
Verified children:

Louis (1852-1917, imm 1883, married Bertha Levy)
Philip (1861-1921, imm 1884, married Lillian Unk)
Abraham (1865-?, imm with parents, married Lena Unk)
Norham/Nathan (1872-? imm with parents, possibly died shortly thereafter)

Two others in same vicinity, but I'm not sure if they are sons or of
different family line:

Rudolf J. (1859-abt 1930, imm 1886, married Franzeskar Katz)
Max (1863-?, imm 1888, patient in Manhattan State Hospital in 1900,
disappears after that)

Would love to hear >from anyone researching these families.

Thanks,
Shelby Bennett

Searching Dallin Langel Levin(e) Levy


Re.Age difference between GRO D index and JCK-UK Edmonton database? #unitedkingdom

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

I have now received a picture of the stone for an Isaac Abrahams who
in the UCK-Edmonton database(based on the reading of headstones) was
reported to be 69 while the death record noted 57. The staff at
Edmonton Burial Society has been most helpfull.

The headstone definitely has 69 years and I think 69 more likely to
be his true age than 57, because the stone was erected a year after
the burial, i.e. the family has had time to do the arithmetic and/or
ask other family members.

I consider it is a lesson for all of us that a discrepancy can be
that big and a big thank you to Elliot Porte who documented these
burials, a truly daunting task so well done.

Kirsten Gradel,
Denmark

P.S.He has the right age - but his Hebrew name is Isaac Zwi while the
one I seek was Isaiah so....


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re.Age difference between GRO D index and JCK-UK Edmonton database? #unitedkingdom

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

I have now received a picture of the stone for an Isaac Abrahams who
in the UCK-Edmonton database(based on the reading of headstones) was
reported to be 69 while the death record noted 57. The staff at
Edmonton Burial Society has been most helpfull.

The headstone definitely has 69 years and I think 69 more likely to
be his true age than 57, because the stone was erected a year after
the burial, i.e. the family has had time to do the arithmetic and/or
ask other family members.

I consider it is a lesson for all of us that a discrepancy can be
that big and a big thank you to Elliot Porte who documented these
burials, a truly daunting task so well done.

Kirsten Gradel,
Denmark

P.S.He has the right age - but his Hebrew name is Isaac Zwi while the
one I seek was Isaiah so....


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Rabinowitz / FRIEDMAN #southafrica

Rosalind
 

Yet you have helped. Thank you.
Krokand Friedman >from Krok/Krakes is already a connecting piece and food
for thought.
One of my Eliyahu Uriels was Krok and one Friedman. Is it more than
coincidental.
Thanks for writing
Ros

----- Original Message -----
From: "Oscar Friedman" <oscar.friedman@...>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:23 AM
Subject: RE: [safrica] Rabinowitz / FRIEDMAN


Ros hello
First of all I am also >from Israel :)
As I mention before my Friedman family is >from Krakes (Krok) in Lithuania
.
There may be connection to your family since the Shtetle you mentioned is
not far a way .
But ....
Unfortunately I have no Idea of the family history since all of My
Grandfather family died in the Holocaust, except him, and 2 brothers who
went to South Africa before the WW2 war there names are Pinke Friedman and
Hirsh Friedman.( past a way in South Africa in the 80s )
They have some children that may be active in the south African community,
but I am not sure they know more then me on the Family .

No one of the 3 brothers including my Grandfather ever talked about the
old
family. And we do not have any one >from that branch in the UK as far as we
know.
For me the first step finding any clue about my Friedman is to get any
information on My Grandfather himself and his father :)
Sorry couldn't help
Oscar Friedman

-----Original Message-----
From: Rosalind Romem [mailto:rosalind@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 7:30 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: Re:[safrica] Rabinowitz / FRIEDMAN

This is a possibility hanging by a thread of hope .
My Gparents in London used to visit Friedmans (any
spelling). We don't know where the relationship was...ABRAMOWICH or
SHERMAN.
But as they came via Vilna >from Rokiskis I thought it was worth a try.
GF grew up in Rokiskis and GM probably not very far away. Research has not
turrned up anything on her.
Just a thought. Could you comment please
Ros
Jerusalem


Re: Rabinowitz / FRIEDMAN #southafrica

Rosalind
 

Yet you have helped. Thank you.
Krokand Friedman >from Krok/Krakes is already a connecting piece and food
for thought.
One of my Eliyahu Uriels was Krok and one Friedman. Is it more than
coincidental.
Thanks for writing
Ros

----- Original Message -----
From: "Oscar Friedman" <oscar.friedman@...>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:23 AM
Subject: RE: [safrica] Rabinowitz / FRIEDMAN


Ros hello
First of all I am also >from Israel :)
As I mention before my Friedman family is >from Krakes (Krok) in Lithuania
.
There may be connection to your family since the Shtetle you mentioned is
not far a way .
But ....
Unfortunately I have no Idea of the family history since all of My
Grandfather family died in the Holocaust, except him, and 2 brothers who
went to South Africa before the WW2 war there names are Pinke Friedman and
Hirsh Friedman.( past a way in South Africa in the 80s )
They have some children that may be active in the south African community,
but I am not sure they know more then me on the Family .

No one of the 3 brothers including my Grandfather ever talked about the
old
family. And we do not have any one >from that branch in the UK as far as we
know.
For me the first step finding any clue about my Friedman is to get any
information on My Grandfather himself and his father :)
Sorry couldn't help
Oscar Friedman

-----Original Message-----
From: Rosalind Romem [mailto:rosalind@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 7:30 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: Re:[safrica] Rabinowitz / FRIEDMAN

This is a possibility hanging by a thread of hope .
My Gparents in London used to visit Friedmans (any
spelling). We don't know where the relationship was...ABRAMOWICH or
SHERMAN.
But as they came via Vilna >from Rokiskis I thought it was worth a try.
GF grew up in Rokiskis and GM probably not very far away. Research has not
turrned up anything on her.
Just a thought. Could you comment please
Ros
Jerusalem


AUERBACH/BRUCKENSTEIN families #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I would be happy in connecting with any members of the AUERBACH/BRUCKENSTEIN
families who have researched there ancestry especially in the "direction" of
Lipa BRUCKENSTEIN maternal grandparents with I share common ancestry.

In the past I have been in touch with Dr. Abraham BRUCKENSTEIN (of Chicago
and Israel) and he said that there other members of the family who have more
information but unfortunately till now I haven't been able to connect.

Shavua tov
Yoni ben-ari


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen AUERBACH/BRUCKENSTEIN families #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I would be happy in connecting with any members of the AUERBACH/BRUCKENSTEIN
families who have researched there ancestry especially in the "direction" of
Lipa BRUCKENSTEIN maternal grandparents with I share common ancestry.

In the past I have been in touch with Dr. Abraham BRUCKENSTEIN (of Chicago
and Israel) and he said that there other members of the family who have more
information but unfortunately till now I haven't been able to connect.

Shavua tov
Yoni ben-ari


Interesting aid to finding elusive people #general

Dick Plotz <Dick@...>
 

It's sometimes frustratingly difficult to locate relatives whose
contact information is unlisted in the usual sources. Locating their
friends and acquaintances can be a useful first step to getting a
genealogical query to them. I've just learned of a database that can
be helpful in a select group of these cases, where the lost person
attended Harvard College. It seems likely that similar databases are
available for other schools.

The database is called "Dorm History Search". It lists the occupants
of Harvard freshman dorms by room and year. It's been maintained by a
series of undergraduates for several years, and can be searched by
name and room number. If you look up your relative, you'll find their
freshman room number. You can then search for all occupants of that
room and neighboring rooms. It's likely that a freshman roommate will
have more recent information about your relative, and will be easier
to find, especially if they have a more unusual name.

This database is of particular interest because Harvard College's
student population in the postwar years has been about 20-25% Jewish,
although the percentage may have decreased a bit in recent years due
to competition >from Asians.

The database may be accessed at

http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~dorms/index.cgi?

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA
Dick@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Interesting aid to finding elusive people #general

Dick Plotz <Dick@...>
 

It's sometimes frustratingly difficult to locate relatives whose
contact information is unlisted in the usual sources. Locating their
friends and acquaintances can be a useful first step to getting a
genealogical query to them. I've just learned of a database that can
be helpful in a select group of these cases, where the lost person
attended Harvard College. It seems likely that similar databases are
available for other schools.

The database is called "Dorm History Search". It lists the occupants
of Harvard freshman dorms by room and year. It's been maintained by a
series of undergraduates for several years, and can be searched by
name and room number. If you look up your relative, you'll find their
freshman room number. You can then search for all occupants of that
room and neighboring rooms. It's likely that a freshman roommate will
have more recent information about your relative, and will be easier
to find, especially if they have a more unusual name.

This database is of particular interest because Harvard College's
student population in the postwar years has been about 20-25% Jewish,
although the percentage may have decreased a bit in recent years due
to competition >from Asians.

The database may be accessed at

http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~dorms/index.cgi?

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA
Dick@...


Finding out more about a Russian artist - Pavel Adamovich VELONSKY (1849-1931) #general

peter hills <pmhills@...>
 

I am researching an unusual name - VELONSKY. I recently came across a
reference to a sale item at Sotheby's last year to a sculpture by a Russian
artist called Pavel Adamovich Velonsky (1849-1931). I would be grateful for
any advice on how to find out more about this artist even it means leaving
my keyboard and visiting a reference library in London! An email to
Sotheby's seeking help was not answered. Thank you


Peter Hills
London UK

VELONSKY Jurbarkas , Raseiniai and West End of London (Soho)
RAYMOND/RAYMAN/RIMAN Vilna and West End of London (Soho)
BLUMENTHAL Ozerkov, Kalisz and London (Soho)
DIAMONDSTONE Dvinsk
PHILLIPS Dvinsk, Los Angeles and San Francisco
PRUZAN Seattle and London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding out more about a Russian artist - Pavel Adamovich VELONSKY (1849-1931) #general

peter hills <pmhills@...>
 

I am researching an unusual name - VELONSKY. I recently came across a
reference to a sale item at Sotheby's last year to a sculpture by a Russian
artist called Pavel Adamovich Velonsky (1849-1931). I would be grateful for
any advice on how to find out more about this artist even it means leaving
my keyboard and visiting a reference library in London! An email to
Sotheby's seeking help was not answered. Thank you


Peter Hills
London UK

VELONSKY Jurbarkas , Raseiniai and West End of London (Soho)
RAYMOND/RAYMAN/RIMAN Vilna and West End of London (Soho)
BLUMENTHAL Ozerkov, Kalisz and London (Soho)
DIAMONDSTONE Dvinsk
PHILLIPS Dvinsk, Los Angeles and San Francisco
PRUZAN Seattle and London


Re: Missing Records, Nucum SPULONSKY #general

marspol5@...
 

Dear Genners:

I have been looking for the same three missing items to complete my dad
Nucum SPULONSKY or Nathan Spolansky's history for some time now with no
results.

I have secured copies of his documents covering him from, the time he
received his Naturalization papers in 1907 thru his demise in 1955,. but
unable to locate any records of his entering into the United States at age
19, as a carpenter in 1904.

I am still unable to locate is his 1904 ships manifests arriving into New York
City A copy of his 1910 New York City census Also his 1920 Brooklyn, New York
census.

I might add, that in all the time I have been looking for these items I
have not been informed by anyone that the records I seek have been destroyed,
or lost, with that in mind I go on looking and hoping that one of you great
Genners do come up with the needed information as to how or where to locate
the missing information I seek

Should anyone feel that I may have something in my dad's records that might
be helpful, please ask and if I have same, I will gladly send it.
Sincerely:

MART---Florida
Martin Spolansky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Missing Records, Nucum SPULONSKY #general

marspol5@...
 

Dear Genners:

I have been looking for the same three missing items to complete my dad
Nucum SPULONSKY or Nathan Spolansky's history for some time now with no
results.

I have secured copies of his documents covering him from, the time he
received his Naturalization papers in 1907 thru his demise in 1955,. but
unable to locate any records of his entering into the United States at age
19, as a carpenter in 1904.

I am still unable to locate is his 1904 ships manifests arriving into New York
City A copy of his 1910 New York City census Also his 1920 Brooklyn, New York
census.

I might add, that in all the time I have been looking for these items I
have not been informed by anyone that the records I seek have been destroyed,
or lost, with that in mind I go on looking and hoping that one of you great
Genners do come up with the needed information as to how or where to locate
the missing information I seek

Should anyone feel that I may have something in my dad's records that might
be helpful, please ask and if I have same, I will gladly send it.
Sincerely:

MART---Florida
Martin Spolansky


2007 National Genealogy Hall of Fame (U.S.) #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

The National Genealogical Society invites organizations to submit
nominations for the 2007 National Genealogy Hall of Fame. This program,
in existence for over twenty years, honors deceased genealogists whose
superior achievements in American genealogy, for a period of ten years
or more, have made a significant contribution to our field.

Nominations for the National Genealogy Hall of Fame must be made by
societies or similar organizations. Nominees must have been deceased for
at least five years and have been actively engaged in the field of
genealogy in the United States for at least ten years. Their contribution
should be unique, pioneering or exemplary. For example they might have
- authored books or articles that serve as models of genealogical
research and writing and that added significantly to the body of
published work on American families, or made significant corrections to
previously published works.
- made genealogical source records more readily available to the
public by preserving, transcribing, translating, abstracting, indexing,
and/or publishing such records.
- shared with others knowledge of genealogical research methods
and sources through teaching and lecturing and/or publication of
educational materials.
- contributed time, labor, and leadership to a genealogical
organization or a genealogical periodical publication, thus enabling that
organization or publication to make significant contributions to the
field of genealogy in the United States.

Nominations are due 1 March of each year. A committee will review them
and a selection will be made and announced at the 2006 NGS conference
that will be held in Chicago, Illinois. If your nominee is not selected,
you can submit their name again in future years. The current committee
consists of Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, of Virginia, Sandra M.
Hewlett, CG, of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FNGS, FASG
of Alabama, Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG of California, and Loretto D.
Szucs of Illinois.

Nominations must be made and signed by a society officer on an official
nomination form that is available at the NGS website. To read more about
the program and to obtain a form, visit www.ngsgenealogy.org and click
on
Conferences & Activities, and select Awards and then NGS Competitions.
You may also write to National Genealogy Hall of Fame, 3108 Columbia
Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22204-4304 and request a form.

Joy Rich


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2007 National Genealogy Hall of Fame (U.S.) #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

The National Genealogical Society invites organizations to submit
nominations for the 2007 National Genealogy Hall of Fame. This program,
in existence for over twenty years, honors deceased genealogists whose
superior achievements in American genealogy, for a period of ten years
or more, have made a significant contribution to our field.

Nominations for the National Genealogy Hall of Fame must be made by
societies or similar organizations. Nominees must have been deceased for
at least five years and have been actively engaged in the field of
genealogy in the United States for at least ten years. Their contribution
should be unique, pioneering or exemplary. For example they might have
- authored books or articles that serve as models of genealogical
research and writing and that added significantly to the body of
published work on American families, or made significant corrections to
previously published works.
- made genealogical source records more readily available to the
public by preserving, transcribing, translating, abstracting, indexing,
and/or publishing such records.
- shared with others knowledge of genealogical research methods
and sources through teaching and lecturing and/or publication of
educational materials.
- contributed time, labor, and leadership to a genealogical
organization or a genealogical periodical publication, thus enabling that
organization or publication to make significant contributions to the
field of genealogy in the United States.

Nominations are due 1 March of each year. A committee will review them
and a selection will be made and announced at the 2006 NGS conference
that will be held in Chicago, Illinois. If your nominee is not selected,
you can submit their name again in future years. The current committee
consists of Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, of Virginia, Sandra M.
Hewlett, CG, of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FNGS, FASG
of Alabama, Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG of California, and Loretto D.
Szucs of Illinois.

Nominations must be made and signed by a society officer on an official
nomination form that is available at the NGS website. To read more about
the program and to obtain a form, visit www.ngsgenealogy.org and click
on
Conferences & Activities, and select Awards and then NGS Competitions.
You may also write to National Genealogy Hall of Fame, 3108 Columbia
Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22204-4304 and request a form.

Joy Rich