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Searching: Joshua LOWE #general

IAN BELLANY <i.bellany@...>
 

Dear Britishgenners,
Have you heard of Joshua LOWE, said to have worked on
"Variety" magazine in the 20s
and 30s?
He was killed in a road traffic accident in March 1945.

He may have had an obituary notice in the Jewish Chronicle, but I can't
check the JC archives as I don't
have Netscape. Is there anyone who could do this for me?

Many thanks,
Wendy I.Bellany
Researching.In Rzezow (Galicia)
STIEFEL APRIL NUSS(EN)BAUM LINDENBAUM
In Suwalki
SZEYNMAN FRANK WIGDORSKI
In Lithuania
KAPLAN YAFFE(VIESINTOS) CALMEMSON UNKISH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Joshua LOWE #general

IAN BELLANY <i.bellany@...>
 

Dear Britishgenners,
Have you heard of Joshua LOWE, said to have worked on
"Variety" magazine in the 20s
and 30s?
He was killed in a road traffic accident in March 1945.

He may have had an obituary notice in the Jewish Chronicle, but I can't
check the JC archives as I don't
have Netscape. Is there anyone who could do this for me?

Many thanks,
Wendy I.Bellany
Researching.In Rzezow (Galicia)
STIEFEL APRIL NUSS(EN)BAUM LINDENBAUM
In Suwalki
SZEYNMAN FRANK WIGDORSKI
In Lithuania
KAPLAN YAFFE(VIESINTOS) CALMEMSON UNKISH


Searching these Names -Manhattan NYC #general

Brett Lieberman <create@...>
 

HI : I am wondering if anyone out there might have known this
family:
Peter (sailor) Helen Wisotsky
lived at: 431 E. 9th Sreet Manhattan 1920-1932
Daughter : Olga B: 1918

I am trying to find her - a possible aunt!

If you think you might know them or where they are or if you are related to
this family please contact me!

Sincerly
Brett Lieberman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching these Names -Manhattan NYC #general

Brett Lieberman <create@...>
 

HI : I am wondering if anyone out there might have known this
family:
Peter (sailor) Helen Wisotsky
lived at: 431 E. 9th Sreet Manhattan 1920-1932
Daughter : Olga B: 1918

I am trying to find her - a possible aunt!

If you think you might know them or where they are or if you are related to
this family please contact me!

Sincerly
Brett Lieberman


Re: Finding obit lookup sources #general

Nancy & Peter Pfaff <ppfaff@...>
 

I've had great luck with the Genealogy Helplist at
http://www.posom.com/hl/ and also with the volunteers at the USGenWeb
sites accessible at http://www.usgenweb.org

Also, if it is recent, within the last two or three years, try the index
of obituaries at http://www.rootsweb.com/~obituaries/ or look for a web
site of newspapers in the area. I have gotten obits >from Arizona
through their web site, which put an index on-line for a search.

Good luck

Nancy Pfaff


Peter Blood wrote:

Where does one find people to do a obituary lookup when all that is
known is the name, place and date of death,


Rakov Burial #general

Sheldon Clare <clare+@...>
 

Does anyone have information about Jewish burial sites in Rakov, Belarus?
I believe that my grandfather Shmuel GRODZENSKY was buried there in
1917.

Sheldon I. Clare


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding obit lookup sources #general

Nancy & Peter Pfaff <ppfaff@...>
 

I've had great luck with the Genealogy Helplist at
http://www.posom.com/hl/ and also with the volunteers at the USGenWeb
sites accessible at http://www.usgenweb.org

Also, if it is recent, within the last two or three years, try the index
of obituaries at http://www.rootsweb.com/~obituaries/ or look for a web
site of newspapers in the area. I have gotten obits >from Arizona
through their web site, which put an index on-line for a search.

Good luck

Nancy Pfaff


Peter Blood wrote:

Where does one find people to do a obituary lookup when all that is
known is the name, place and date of death,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rakov Burial #general

Sheldon Clare <clare+@...>
 

Does anyone have information about Jewish burial sites in Rakov, Belarus?
I believe that my grandfather Shmuel GRODZENSKY was buried there in
1917.

Sheldon I. Clare


Re: Numbers appearing on Passenger List(1923) #general

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

I have seen similar numbers on ship passenger manifests. They have
correlated in my case with "Certificates of Arrival" issued about the
time that a petition for naturalization has been filed for citizenship.

Hope this help.

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, NY
Searching in Bukovina:
REISCH, FEUERSTEIN, SCHECHTER - Sadagora, Czernowitz, Ukraine
BRUCKER, SCHACHTER - Radauti/Radautz, Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Numbers appearing on Passenger List(1923) #general

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

I have seen similar numbers on ship passenger manifests. They have
correlated in my case with "Certificates of Arrival" issued about the
time that a petition for naturalization has been filed for citizenship.

Hope this help.

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, NY
Searching in Bukovina:
REISCH, FEUERSTEIN, SCHECHTER - Sadagora, Czernowitz, Ukraine
BRUCKER, SCHACHTER - Radauti/Radautz, Romania


Who is the SHAPIRO family associated with the First Burshivker?? #general

Judith27
 

Dear Jewish Gendom,
As I was walking through Mt. Lebabon Cemetery in Brooklyn last week, on
my way to visit the grave of Pauline Shamis GOFF, half-sister of my great-
grandmother, Rachel BALINKY nee SHAMIS(OF), I spied an extremely interesting
all Hebrew matzeva for:
"Marat Gitel bat haRav HaTzaddik Rav Mordechai Shapiro"
As I read the Hebrew, it quickly became apparent that Gitel's father was
listed on her matzeva as the Admor >from Kaminker-Koretz, and it looked like he
was connected to the BESHT.
"Nun-vav-Nun
Lamed hay Resh"Tzadi Yud Samech Ayin Ha BESH"T"
{I took this to mean:
Nin for Neched l'Ha Rav Zeesah Ha Baal Shem Tov}
This matzeva also mentioned:
R' Pinchas Mi-Koretz,
R' Chaim Mi-Krasna,
R' Shmuel Mi-Kaminka,
R' Leibush Mem-Vav-Vav-Alef-Lamed-Alef-Tet-Shin-Yud-Samech-Kof.
According to the inscription on this matzeva, Gitel passed away 16th of
Elul, 5733.
Naturally, I felt I had to explore that First Burshivker Sick and
Benevolent Burial Society plot just a little bit more to see if there were any
additional graves connected to this illustrious Shapiro family.
Eventually, I did find a horizontal matzeva, faceted possibly to form a
mini-ohel shape, inscribed on both sides in Hebrew for
"HaAdmor Mordechai ben Moreinu HaGaon HaTzaddik
RABAD D'KK Burshivker Shlomoh Dov Shapiro"
This Rabbi Shapiro passed away Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5707.
When I went home, I tried looking up this family in The Unbroken Chain.
The closest I seem to come is the allusion to a Guttman-Shapiro family on
page 1184. However, I couldn't really tell who this family was...
I also tried looking this SHAPIRO family up in the 1971 Jewish
Encyclopedia, but, unfortunately, I struck out twice. First, it turns out that
my shul is missing the "S" volume in that series. Then, when I went to my
local library, and located the "S" volume, the 20 pivotal pages that would
cover all the Shapiros were inexplicably missing >from the volume!!
Can anyone out there in Jewish Gendom possibly enlighten me, and tell me
who this family was and is, and how it is related to the Baal Shem Tov??
Todah rabah in advance.
Shanah Tovah U-M'tukah 5759 to all
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
<Judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Who is the SHAPIRO family associated with the First Burshivker?? #general

Judith27
 

Dear Jewish Gendom,
As I was walking through Mt. Lebabon Cemetery in Brooklyn last week, on
my way to visit the grave of Pauline Shamis GOFF, half-sister of my great-
grandmother, Rachel BALINKY nee SHAMIS(OF), I spied an extremely interesting
all Hebrew matzeva for:
"Marat Gitel bat haRav HaTzaddik Rav Mordechai Shapiro"
As I read the Hebrew, it quickly became apparent that Gitel's father was
listed on her matzeva as the Admor >from Kaminker-Koretz, and it looked like he
was connected to the BESHT.
"Nun-vav-Nun
Lamed hay Resh"Tzadi Yud Samech Ayin Ha BESH"T"
{I took this to mean:
Nin for Neched l'Ha Rav Zeesah Ha Baal Shem Tov}
This matzeva also mentioned:
R' Pinchas Mi-Koretz,
R' Chaim Mi-Krasna,
R' Shmuel Mi-Kaminka,
R' Leibush Mem-Vav-Vav-Alef-Lamed-Alef-Tet-Shin-Yud-Samech-Kof.
According to the inscription on this matzeva, Gitel passed away 16th of
Elul, 5733.
Naturally, I felt I had to explore that First Burshivker Sick and
Benevolent Burial Society plot just a little bit more to see if there were any
additional graves connected to this illustrious Shapiro family.
Eventually, I did find a horizontal matzeva, faceted possibly to form a
mini-ohel shape, inscribed on both sides in Hebrew for
"HaAdmor Mordechai ben Moreinu HaGaon HaTzaddik
RABAD D'KK Burshivker Shlomoh Dov Shapiro"
This Rabbi Shapiro passed away Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5707.
When I went home, I tried looking up this family in The Unbroken Chain.
The closest I seem to come is the allusion to a Guttman-Shapiro family on
page 1184. However, I couldn't really tell who this family was...
I also tried looking this SHAPIRO family up in the 1971 Jewish
Encyclopedia, but, unfortunately, I struck out twice. First, it turns out that
my shul is missing the "S" volume in that series. Then, when I went to my
local library, and located the "S" volume, the 20 pivotal pages that would
cover all the Shapiros were inexplicably missing >from the volume!!
Can anyone out there in Jewish Gendom possibly enlighten me, and tell me
who this family was and is, and how it is related to the Baal Shem Tov??
Todah rabah in advance.
Shanah Tovah U-M'tukah 5759 to all
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
<Judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, NY


Re: 2000 Census #galicia

SYLVIA GREENBERG <SYLGR@...>
 

I think genealogists better start objecting to the idea of a census poll
instead of an actual count. It is true most of us won't be around when
this census is released, but any of our descendants who wish to persue
their family's history will not have a census to help them. I know how
much the Census helped me get started in my searches and polls will
completely deny us this tool. I am aware of the political deviousness
behind the suggestion of not conducting a count, but as a family history
searcher, my reasons are more personal than political. I can't wait for
the 1930 census to be released in 4yrs to obtain more information about my
family, many of whom came after the 1920 census. I found out a great deal
of useful information >from various census' and would be sad if those in the
future won't have this.
Researching:
KIPNIS - Bazar or Norodich(Ukr), Chicago
STEINMAN - Bazar, Norodich, Chicago
HOLTZMAN, HOLZMAN - Motol, Muttela (Blr), Chicago
GREENBERG(MELAMID) - Antopol(don't know which one) Chicago
MAIMAN - Bazar, Chicago

Sylvia Greenberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: 2000 Census #general

SYLVIA GREENBERG <SYLGR@...>
 

I think genealogists better start objecting to the idea of a census poll
instead of an actual count. It is true most of us won't be around when
this census is released, but any of our descendants who wish to persue
their family's history will not have a census to help them. I know how
much the Census helped me get started in my searches and polls will
completely deny us this tool. I am aware of the political deviousness
behind the suggestion of not conducting a count, but as a family history
searcher, my reasons are more personal than political. I can't wait for
the 1930 census to be released in 4yrs to obtain more information about my
family, many of whom came after the 1920 census. I found out a great deal
of useful information >from various census' and would be sad if those in the
future won't have this.
Researching:
KIPNIS - Bazar or Norodich(Ukr), Chicago
STEINMAN - Bazar, Norodich, Chicago
HOLTZMAN, HOLZMAN - Motol, Muttela (Blr), Chicago
GREENBERG(MELAMID) - Antopol(don't know which one) Chicago
MAIMAN - Bazar, Chicago

Sylvia Greenberg


Re: State Census information source #general

Dan Leeson: LEESON@admin.fhda.edu <leeson@...>
 

In response to a recent number of questions about what
states had state censuses, and for what years, there is
an excellent little book, published by the Genealogical
Publishing Co., Inc. of Baltomore, MD, entitled:

"State Census Records", by Ann S. Lainhart, c1992,
ISBN 0-8063-1362-5.

This should be easily available, and possibly many of the
JGS have it in their libraries. It is also found in
Public libraries, LDS Libraries, etc.

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: State Census information source #general

Dan Leeson: LEESON@admin.fhda.edu <leeson@...>
 

In response to a recent number of questions about what
states had state censuses, and for what years, there is
an excellent little book, published by the Genealogical
Publishing Co., Inc. of Baltomore, MD, entitled:

"State Census Records", by Ann S. Lainhart, c1992,
ISBN 0-8063-1362-5.

This should be easily available, and possibly many of the
JGS have it in their libraries. It is also found in
Public libraries, LDS Libraries, etc.

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA


Shanah Tovah - Happy New Year #lithuania

A.I. & S.W. Lebowitz <aileb@...>
 

SHULAMITH & ABE LEBOWITZ & FAMILY

wish the entire JewishGen Family

K'TIVAH V'CHATIMAH TOVAH

May 5759 be a year of

HEALTH, HAPPINESS and PEACE


Abraham & Shulamith Lebowitz (Har Nof -Jerusalem) aileb@actcom.co.il
Searching:
BLOCH, AARONSON, HIRSCHFELD, KLINKOWSTEJN - Suwalki Gubernya
WAXMAN, RIVIN - Starobin, Slutzk, Belarus
SCHWARTZ - Shidlove, Lithuania
PREIL - Birziai, Krakes (Krok) Lithuania
LEBOWITZ, SAMOWITZ - Ungvar (Uzhgorod)
FRISCH - Budapest
For further details point your browser at:
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Library/8798/


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Shanah Tovah - Happy New Year #lithuania

A.I. & S.W. Lebowitz <aileb@...>
 

SHULAMITH & ABE LEBOWITZ & FAMILY

wish the entire JewishGen Family

K'TIVAH V'CHATIMAH TOVAH

May 5759 be a year of

HEALTH, HAPPINESS and PEACE


Abraham & Shulamith Lebowitz (Har Nof -Jerusalem) aileb@actcom.co.il
Searching:
BLOCH, AARONSON, HIRSCHFELD, KLINKOWSTEJN - Suwalki Gubernya
WAXMAN, RIVIN - Starobin, Slutzk, Belarus
SCHWARTZ - Shidlove, Lithuania
PREIL - Birziai, Krakes (Krok) Lithuania
LEBOWITZ, SAMOWITZ - Ungvar (Uzhgorod)
FRISCH - Budapest
For further details point your browser at:
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Library/8798/


Pre-1837 marriages in England #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

My ggf, Lazar (Louis) GORDON, was born in Kaunas (?) around 1866. (SNIP) His wife, Bluma (Flora) LEVIN was also >from Kaunas (SNIP) is there any way at all of determining (or to search) which shul
they were married in?
David Gordon
If they were in fact married in London (or anywhere in England), and if you
can pinpoint the date of the marriage within, say, a 5-year period (as
seems possible here), you could ask for a search of the English marriage
registers (these actually go back to 1837); and once the researchers have
located the record they can get you a copy of the English marriage
certificate. This will actually state which synagogue they were married in
(provided they were actually married in synagogue, which is not always the
case). I don't know how much they charge for searches (I've always done
my own at the FRC in London), but you can always ask for an estimate first.

You should give them both the groom's and the bride's name because back
then the registers listed marriages separately under the man's name and
under the woman's name -- alphabetically, so not usually in the same
actual volume, as there's more than one volume for each quarter! So they
have to crosscheck that the reference is the same for both names in order
to be sure you have pinpointed the right parties, namely, two people with
those names who did actually marry each other. (You could easily find more
than one Flora LEVIN or Louis GORDON in a five-year period.}

The address to write to for certificates is:
General Register Office
Office of National Statistics PAS Section
Smedley Hydro
Trafalgar Road
Birkdale, SOUTHPORT, PR8 2HH
England

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pre-1837 marriages in England #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

My ggf, Lazar (Louis) GORDON, was born in Kaunas (?) around 1866. (SNIP) His wife, Bluma (Flora) LEVIN was also >from Kaunas (SNIP) is there any way at all of determining (or to search) which shul
they were married in?
David Gordon
If they were in fact married in London (or anywhere in England), and if you
can pinpoint the date of the marriage within, say, a 5-year period (as
seems possible here), you could ask for a search of the English marriage
registers (these actually go back to 1837); and once the researchers have
located the record they can get you a copy of the English marriage
certificate. This will actually state which synagogue they were married in
(provided they were actually married in synagogue, which is not always the
case). I don't know how much they charge for searches (I've always done
my own at the FRC in London), but you can always ask for an estimate first.

You should give them both the groom's and the bride's name because back
then the registers listed marriages separately under the man's name and
under the woman's name -- alphabetically, so not usually in the same
actual volume, as there's more than one volume for each quarter! So they
have to crosscheck that the reference is the same for both names in order
to be sure you have pinpointed the right parties, namely, two people with
those names who did actually marry each other. (You could easily find more
than one Flora LEVIN or Louis GORDON in a five-year period.}

The address to write to for certificates is:
General Register Office
Office of National Statistics PAS Section
Smedley Hydro
Trafalgar Road
Birkdale, SOUTHPORT, PR8 2HH
England

Judith Romney Wegner