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Re: Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Bev Rayburn wrote on 19 jan 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census
his mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were
living in Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the
Yiddish spelling for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis
maybe phonetic but I can't find anything that looks right. When I
searched on Jewishgen's locator it came back with no results.
I find in the same gazetteer:

Sirbishkyay, Sriubiškiai, Sriubiškiu, Sryubishkyay populated place
55°59' N 25°14' E
Lithuania
89.8 miles N of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Cerbiške farm
55°04' N 23°20' E
Lithuania
83.1 miles WNW of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Shurpishkyay, Šiurpiške populated place
55°23' N 22°36' E
Lithuania
117.9 miles WNW of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Bev Rayburn wrote on 19 jan 2013 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census
his mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were
living in Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the
Yiddish spelling for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis
maybe phonetic but I can't find anything that looks right. When I
searched on Jewishgen's locator it came back with no results.
I find in the same gazetteer:

Sirbishkyay, Sriubiškiai, Sriubiškiu, Sryubishkyay populated place
55°59' N 25°14' E
Lithuania
89.8 miles N of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Cerbiške farm
55°04' N 23°20' E
Lithuania
83.1 miles WNW of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Shurpishkyay, Šiurpiške populated place
55°23' N 22°36' E
Lithuania
117.9 miles WNW of Vilnius 54°41' N 25°19' E

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


Re: Seeking YIVO Research Help #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Fern,
Are you also aware that they have landsmanshaft "incorporation"
Records for NYC on microfilm. They have index draws by name of town
And when you find yours, you can access the microfilm and print out
Copies.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

From: Fern Ellen Blood [mailto:feblood@...]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 4:23 PM

I am looking for someone to go to the YIVO Institute in NYC to look through
some Landsmanshaftn files for me so I can determine what, if anything, I
would like copied. I have the file code information and the records are
there. Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Seeking YIVO Research Help #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Fern,
Are you also aware that they have landsmanshaft "incorporation"
Records for NYC on microfilm. They have index draws by name of town
And when you find yours, you can access the microfilm and print out
Copies.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

From: Fern Ellen Blood [mailto:feblood@...]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 4:23 PM

I am looking for someone to go to the YIVO Institute in NYC to look through
some Landsmanshaftn files for me so I can determine what, if anything, I
would like copied. I have the file code information and the records are
there. Please reply privately.


YIVO Launches The Online Guide to the YIVO Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The YIVO Institute announced the launching of its new website, the Online
Guide to the YIVO Archives at www.yivoarchives.org

The new site expands and upgrades the original Guide to the YIVO Archives,
published in 1998 by offering information on several hundred additional YIVO
collections, as well as detailed finding aids to selected collections. The
new website provides information to YIVO's archive of about 23,000,000
documents, manuscripts, photographs, films, sound recordings, and art works
and artifacts. The YIVO Archives holds materials about Jewish life around
the world, with special focus on Jewish life in Eastern Europe, Yiddish
language, literature and culture, the Holocaust and its aftermath and Jewish
life in the United States with emphasis on the period of migration. YIVO
will continue to update with newly cataloged and newly acquired collections.
This was accomplished due to grant >from the Kronhill Pletka Foundation.
Second grant >from them will enable YIVO to carry out Phase II by adding new
databases and collections throughout 2013. Go to:
http://www.yivoarchives.org/
to access the archives and to read more about this project go to
http://www.yivoarchives.org/index.php?p=pages/about_guide

Thank you to Saul Issroff for alerting us to this new website for the YIVO
Archives.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YIVO Launches The Online Guide to the YIVO Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The YIVO Institute announced the launching of its new website, the Online
Guide to the YIVO Archives at www.yivoarchives.org

The new site expands and upgrades the original Guide to the YIVO Archives,
published in 1998 by offering information on several hundred additional YIVO
collections, as well as detailed finding aids to selected collections. The
new website provides information to YIVO's archive of about 23,000,000
documents, manuscripts, photographs, films, sound recordings, and art works
and artifacts. The YIVO Archives holds materials about Jewish life around
the world, with special focus on Jewish life in Eastern Europe, Yiddish
language, literature and culture, the Holocaust and its aftermath and Jewish
life in the United States with emphasis on the period of migration. YIVO
will continue to update with newly cataloged and newly acquired collections.
This was accomplished due to grant >from the Kronhill Pletka Foundation.
Second grant >from them will enable YIVO to carry out Phase II by adding new
databases and collections throughout 2013. Go to:
http://www.yivoarchives.org/
to access the archives and to read more about this project go to
http://www.yivoarchives.org/index.php?p=pages/about_guide

Thank you to Saul Issroff for alerting us to this new website for the YIVO
Archives.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Bev Rayburn wrote:
On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census his
mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were living in
Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the Yiddish spelling
for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis maybe phonetic but I
can't find anything that looks right. When I searched on Jewishgen's
locator it came back with no results.

Does anyone have any idea of the possible Lithuanian name or even the
correct Yiddish spelling of this shtetle.
Dear Bev,

Srubiskis is known in Lithuanian as Srubiskiai at 5559 2514, and
Jucinte is known as Juzintai at 5547 2541.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Alexander Sharon <olek.sharon@...>
 

Bev Rayburn wrote:
On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census his
mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were living in
Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the Yiddish spelling
for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis maybe phonetic but I
can't find anything that looks right. When I searched on Jewishgen's
locator it came back with no results.

Does anyone have any idea of the possible Lithuanian name or even the
correct Yiddish spelling of this shtetle.
Dear Bev,

Srubiskis is known in Lithuanian as Srubiskiai at 5559 2514, and
Jucinte is known as Juzintai at 5547 2541.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


New Data base at IGS #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <leahgedalia53@...>
 

Shalom All
List of members of the Hagana organization in Jerusalem was added to IGS
webpage.

The list was written by Hadassa Berlinski (Rabinovitch) z"l, who passed away
in October 2011 at the age of 98.

Hadassa joined the organization in 1928 and was an active member, a
commander and an excellent teacher of weaponry and Morse code.

Hadassa was the daughter of Rivka and Akiva Rabinovitch, pioneers who
arrived on the Second Aliyah and who settled in Jerusalem in order to
support their elderly parents, who had immigrated to Israel with all their
children.

While her mother's sisters - Tzippora Zaid, Kaila Giladi and Esther
Kozlovsky - joined the Hashomer organization, Hadassa grew up in Jerusalem
feeling a great lack in her life. Volunteering in the Hagana enabled her to
contribute to the Zionist effort >from an early age.

Later Hadassa settled in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi. Once she married, she returned
to Jerusalem and worked for many years in the Prime Minister's Office.
The list was found by Hadassa's daughter Batya Carmon among letters, diaries
and numerous other documents she had collected.

It appears that the list was written toward the end of the 1970s, and does
not include a number of members who were no longer alive at that time.

Acknowledgments
Batya Carmon - passed on her mother's list of members of the Hagana in
Jerusalem, and wrote the introduction.
Nili Yuval - assisted in producing the information.
Amnon Atzmon - edited and published the information.

Search methods
1. Scroll through the entire list in alphabetical order: (BINDER1.PDF)
2. View the list as an Excel file: (RSHIMA.xls)
Clicking on the blue page number will lead to the page on which the name
appears.

Happy hunting!
Lea Haber Gedalia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Data base at IGS #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <leahgedalia53@...>
 

Shalom All
List of members of the Hagana organization in Jerusalem was added to IGS
webpage.

The list was written by Hadassa Berlinski (Rabinovitch) z"l, who passed away
in October 2011 at the age of 98.

Hadassa joined the organization in 1928 and was an active member, a
commander and an excellent teacher of weaponry and Morse code.

Hadassa was the daughter of Rivka and Akiva Rabinovitch, pioneers who
arrived on the Second Aliyah and who settled in Jerusalem in order to
support their elderly parents, who had immigrated to Israel with all their
children.

While her mother's sisters - Tzippora Zaid, Kaila Giladi and Esther
Kozlovsky - joined the Hashomer organization, Hadassa grew up in Jerusalem
feeling a great lack in her life. Volunteering in the Hagana enabled her to
contribute to the Zionist effort >from an early age.

Later Hadassa settled in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi. Once she married, she returned
to Jerusalem and worked for many years in the Prime Minister's Office.
The list was found by Hadassa's daughter Batya Carmon among letters, diaries
and numerous other documents she had collected.

It appears that the list was written toward the end of the 1970s, and does
not include a number of members who were no longer alive at that time.

Acknowledgments
Batya Carmon - passed on her mother's list of members of the Hagana in
Jerusalem, and wrote the introduction.
Nili Yuval - assisted in producing the information.
Amnon Atzmon - edited and published the information.

Search methods
1. Scroll through the entire list in alphabetical order: (BINDER1.PDF)
2. View the list as an Excel file: (RSHIMA.xls)
Clicking on the blue page number will lead to the page on which the name
appears.

Happy hunting!
Lea Haber Gedalia


Why two different manifests for same people, ship? #general

Beth Downing
 

A while back I found a ship manifest for 3 of my ancestors (surname: BRUDNY)
who arrived in NY in 1908. This week, I was searching the Ellis Island
database and came up with another manifest for this family, this time their
last name was listed as BRUDNYA - not a huge stretch. The second manifest,
from the same ship with the same dates, is written by a different person and
signed by a different inspector. It provides much of the same information
(their family in the U.S., age, birthplace, etc.), but has some
discrepancies - physical descriptions, literacy, marital status, and all are
listed as having no occupation. Additionally, this manifest makes it very
clear the family had "No Friends in Russia" where the first manifest did
not. The family is around different people on each list. Finally and
perhaps most importantly, in Manifest #2, a line has been drawn through my
family members' names and information.

So why the two manifests? Did Manifest #2 come first and the family was
detained for some reason? There is no mention or note of detention. I
cannot find Manifest #2 on ancestry.com; only the Ellis Island database. I
can find Manifest #1 in both places.

I'm looking forward to learning something new as I'm sure someone out there
probably has an explanation.

Thanks,

Beth Broodno Downing


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Why two different manifests for same people, ship? #general

Beth Downing
 

A while back I found a ship manifest for 3 of my ancestors (surname: BRUDNY)
who arrived in NY in 1908. This week, I was searching the Ellis Island
database and came up with another manifest for this family, this time their
last name was listed as BRUDNYA - not a huge stretch. The second manifest,
from the same ship with the same dates, is written by a different person and
signed by a different inspector. It provides much of the same information
(their family in the U.S., age, birthplace, etc.), but has some
discrepancies - physical descriptions, literacy, marital status, and all are
listed as having no occupation. Additionally, this manifest makes it very
clear the family had "No Friends in Russia" where the first manifest did
not. The family is around different people on each list. Finally and
perhaps most importantly, in Manifest #2, a line has been drawn through my
family members' names and information.

So why the two manifests? Did Manifest #2 come first and the family was
detained for some reason? There is no mention or note of detention. I
cannot find Manifest #2 on ancestry.com; only the Ellis Island database. I
can find Manifest #1 in both places.

I'm looking forward to learning something new as I'm sure someone out there
probably has an explanation.

Thanks,

Beth Broodno Downing


Thanks to Nolan Altman #germany

Peter Strauss <pfs126@...>
 

Nolan Altman posted: "A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors"
==========>

Nolan,
I know I speak for many in our community in saying how much we
appreciate all that you have done for us more than we can express. Your
contributions to us have so deepened our research, so powerfully
contributed to our sense of Jewish continuity. Working with you has
always been a delight, and while we understand your needing to manage
your time and energy, we are sad at your departure.

Fond regards, and deep gratitude,

Peter Strauss, Oakland CA pfs126@...

Moderator note: For years, Peter Strauss has been an active volunteer working with
cemetery databases at JewishGen. He is part of the foundation of the German SIG,
serving as the first Moderator of the GerSIG forum.

Retiring JewishGen Vice President for Data Acquisiton Nolan Altman wrote:

"I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become………….. "

Nolan Altman <nta@...>


German SIG #Germany Thanks to Nolan Altman #germany

Peter Strauss <pfs126@...>
 

Nolan Altman posted: "A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors"
==========>

Nolan,
I know I speak for many in our community in saying how much we
appreciate all that you have done for us more than we can express. Your
contributions to us have so deepened our research, so powerfully
contributed to our sense of Jewish continuity. Working with you has
always been a delight, and while we understand your needing to manage
your time and energy, we are sad at your departure.

Fond regards, and deep gratitude,

Peter Strauss, Oakland CA pfs126@...

Moderator note: For years, Peter Strauss has been an active volunteer working with
cemetery databases at JewishGen. He is part of the foundation of the German SIG,
serving as the first Moderator of the GerSIG forum.

Retiring JewishGen Vice President for Data Acquisiton Nolan Altman wrote:

"I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become………….. "

Nolan Altman <nta@...>


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Seeking descendants of Rabbi Simcha Kagan #rabbinic

Betty Ross
 

Dear Genners:

I am seeking information about descendants and/or ancestors of Rabbi
Sincha KAGAN, who was born in 1878 and was appointed rabbi of Zashkov
-- then part of the Russian Empire, now Ukraine. He was the son of
Rabbi Shmuel KAGAN and was married to Bath-Zion (maiden name unknown).

Please respond privately unless the information would be of general
interest. Thank you.

Regards,

Betty Ross
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
bettyross18@...


Seeking descendants of Rabbi Simcha Kagan #rabbinic

Betty Ross
 

Dear Genners:

I am seeking information about descendants and/or ancestors of Rabbi
Sincha KAGAN, who was born in 1878 and was appointed rabbi of Zashkov
-- then part of the Russian Empire, now Ukraine. He was the son of
Rabbi Shmuel KAGAN and was married to Bath-Zion (maiden name unknown).

Please respond privately unless the information would be of general
interest. Thank you.

Regards,

Betty Ross
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
bettyross18@...


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim SONCINO Izmir -Seeking descendants and extended family #sephardic

Leah and Eli Teicher
 

Dear Genners,
My maternal great great mother was ???? SONCINO/Sonchino (born around 1830)
from Izmir, Turkey.
She married my great great grandfather Isaac SIDI. Both had children
among them was my great grandfather David Sidi who married Estrea BEN GHIAT.
They had 4 sons: Avraham, Moshe, Yossef, Dr.Isaac (my grandfather born 1880)
and a daughter Judith.

I am seeking for years the *private* name of Mrs. Soncino who married my great
great grandfather and her extended family. She and her family had a Firman
(Rights) for life >from the Ottoman's Sultans for helping them conquering
Budapest. Her family ancestors and descendants were books publishers for
years origin >from Italy and before - Germany.
Please answer to my e-mail
Leah Teicher
anafa-e@...


SONCINO Izmir -Seeking descendants and extended family #sephardic

Leah and Eli Teicher
 

Dear Genners,
My maternal great great mother was ???? SONCINO/Sonchino (born around 1830)
from Izmir, Turkey.
She married my great great grandfather Isaac SIDI. Both had children
among them was my great grandfather David Sidi who married Estrea BEN GHIAT.
They had 4 sons: Avraham, Moshe, Yossef, Dr.Isaac (my grandfather born 1880)
and a daughter Judith.

I am seeking for years the *private* name of Mrs. Soncino who married my great
great grandfather and her extended family. She and her family had a Firman
(Rights) for life >from the Ottoman's Sultans for helping them conquering
Budapest. Her family ancestors and descendants were books publishers for
years origin >from Italy and before - Germany.
Please answer to my e-mail
Leah Teicher
anafa-e@...


DNA identity and privacy ; avoiding genetic diseases #dna

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Two recent important articles on genetics just published in New
York Times and Wall Street Journal following the publication of a
study in the scientific magazine Science by a research team >from
the Whitehead Institute of the MIT, lead by Dr. Yaniv Erlich, who
is also the grand-son of Sana Erlich, Holocaust survivor >from
Staszow, Poland.

Web Hunt for DNA Sequences Leaves Privacy Compromised
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/health/search-of-dna-sequences-reveals-full-identities.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/b8bt62g --Mod.]

A Little Digging Unmasks DNA Donor Names
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578247842499724794.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/al3qsyq --Mod.]

Here is last year article on how to avoid genetic diseases in Ultra
Orthodox inter-marriages also involving Yaniv Erlich:

A Community's Twist on Genetic Tests
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304441404577482883792957586.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/cfezk4e --Mod.]

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem


DNA Research #DNA DNA identity and privacy ; avoiding genetic diseases #dna

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Two recent important articles on genetics just published in New
York Times and Wall Street Journal following the publication of a
study in the scientific magazine Science by a research team >from
the Whitehead Institute of the MIT, lead by Dr. Yaniv Erlich, who
is also the grand-son of Sana Erlich, Holocaust survivor >from
Staszow, Poland.

Web Hunt for DNA Sequences Leaves Privacy Compromised
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/health/search-of-dna-sequences-reveals-full-identities.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/b8bt62g --Mod.]

A Little Digging Unmasks DNA Donor Names
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578247842499724794.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/al3qsyq --Mod.]

Here is last year article on how to avoid genetic diseases in Ultra
Orthodox inter-marriages also involving Yaniv Erlich:

A Community's Twist on Genetic Tests
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304441404577482883792957586.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/cfezk4e --Mod.]

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem

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