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Re: Shtetl Lavanovich #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Need help with a shtetl for my GRODINSKY clan:
On the Shtetl Seeker, I found LOHWINOWICZE (LOGVINOVICHE) in Belarus, 75.5
miles SSW of Minsk.
Can anyone tell me if this is in the Grodno Gubernia?
David Gordon
David,

There is town (ship) called Lavrinovichi (Polish: Lawrynowicze)in Grodno
Region (Grodno is called nowadays Hrodno in Belarusian) Shtetls is
located between towns Slonim and Volkovysk.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Shtetl Lavanovich #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Need help with a shtetl for my GRODINSKY clan:
On the Shtetl Seeker, I found LOHWINOWICZE (LOGVINOVICHE) in Belarus, 75.5
miles SSW of Minsk.
Can anyone tell me if this is in the Grodno Gubernia?
David Gordon
David,

There is town (ship) called Lavrinovichi (Polish: Lawrynowicze)in Grodno
Region (Grodno is called nowadays Hrodno in Belarusian) Shtetls is
located between towns Slonim and Volkovysk.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon


Research help needed for Southern Russia #general

Howard M. Rensin <hrensin@...>
 

I am looking to find records of births and marriages for members
of my family who where born in or near Kishinev, Odessa and
Nickolaiv.
I would like to hear >from anyone who has hired researchers to
work in that area and what their experiences were both as to
results, fees, time lines and communication while the work was in
progress.
There are a number of services out there and before I put down
my money, I would like to get some feed back >from the 'customer'
end of the transaction.

Please respond privately.

Thanks,
Howard Rensin
Glenwood,MD

Searching: RENSIN,RENZIN,KALLET,KALETZKY,KLIAZKO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research help needed for Southern Russia #general

Howard M. Rensin <hrensin@...>
 

I am looking to find records of births and marriages for members
of my family who where born in or near Kishinev, Odessa and
Nickolaiv.
I would like to hear >from anyone who has hired researchers to
work in that area and what their experiences were both as to
results, fees, time lines and communication while the work was in
progress.
There are a number of services out there and before I put down
my money, I would like to get some feed back >from the 'customer'
end of the transaction.

Please respond privately.

Thanks,
Howard Rensin
Glenwood,MD

Searching: RENSIN,RENZIN,KALLET,KALETZKY,KLIAZKO


Re: Migration from the Russian Empire #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Does any one know where in the San Francisco area I could find "Migration
from the Russian Empire : list of passengers arriving at the Port of New
York", edited by Ira A. Glazier. I am looking for the new volumes 5&6 ,
just released. I know that volumes 1,2,3&4 are at the Santa Clara City
Library, but their on-line catalog does not have 5&6.
Alan Rosen

The FHC on Quince in Santa Clara also has vol. 1-4, but not 5&6.
However, I just requested it and they are supposed to call me when they
get them in. For all Bay Area researchers, I can post to the list
whenever they arrive.

Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV -- Russia; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha (Mogilev), Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN -- Hungary; NYC ...DU BOFF/MISTROFF -- Russia; NYC & Long Island
KANEFSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod, Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ...VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Migration from the Russian Empire #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Does any one know where in the San Francisco area I could find "Migration
from the Russian Empire : list of passengers arriving at the Port of New
York", edited by Ira A. Glazier. I am looking for the new volumes 5&6 ,
just released. I know that volumes 1,2,3&4 are at the Santa Clara City
Library, but their on-line catalog does not have 5&6.
Alan Rosen

The FHC on Quince in Santa Clara also has vol. 1-4, but not 5&6.
However, I just requested it and they are supposed to call me when they
get them in. For all Bay Area researchers, I can post to the list
whenever they arrive.

Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV -- Russia; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha (Mogilev), Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN -- Hungary; NYC ...DU BOFF/MISTROFF -- Russia; NYC & Long Island
KANEFSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod, Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ...VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


Re: email addresses #general

Kohanski, Dorothy D. <dkohanski@...>
 

Carol Skydell gave a valuable note about finding email addresses. But
Carol, a question for you: what do you do when you have changed
providers, and the search engines for email, such as infospace, still
have the old one. We do not always know what email sources have our
addresses. I used to be - years ago - on compuserve, and am now on juno
and net-star. Someone tried to find me on compuserve and finally
resorted to the white pages searches for my telephone. I did change my
email on the JGFF (I think!) but don't have the vaguest idea who else
has either the new one or the old one. Suggestions?
Dorothy Kohanski
Laguna Hills, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: email addresses #general

Kohanski, Dorothy D. <dkohanski@...>
 

Carol Skydell gave a valuable note about finding email addresses. But
Carol, a question for you: what do you do when you have changed
providers, and the search engines for email, such as infospace, still
have the old one. We do not always know what email sources have our
addresses. I used to be - years ago - on compuserve, and am now on juno
and net-star. Someone tried to find me on compuserve and finally
resorted to the white pages searches for my telephone. I did change my
email on the JGFF (I think!) but don't have the vaguest idea who else
has either the new one or the old one. Suggestions?
Dorothy Kohanski
Laguna Hills, CA


Re: Ellis Island #galicia

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

Several people have written to me directly (in addition to those who
posted to the Discussion Group as a whole) regarding the Lee Iacocca
story I reported earlier this week. FWIW, the Ellis Island website
provides an opportunity to send them an e-mail comment. I did express my
concern but they have not responded as yet (if ever).

Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN
Researching:
ALEXANDER-&-CHALL (Dvinsk,Russia (now Latvia); before 1900)
ZELMANOV-&-HALKIN (Bobruisk, Russia; before 1907) (France; abt 1930)
BECKER-&-CHASKELEVITZ-(became_CHASWORTH) (Kishenev, Bessarabia; before
1920) (Oreyev, abt 1940)
Someday BRODSKY, COHEN, KAPLAN (Poland / Russia)
All ended up in parts of New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ellis Island #general

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

Several people have written to me directly (in addition to those who
posted to the Discussion Group as a whole) regarding the Lee Iacocca
story I reported earlier this week. FWIW, the Ellis Island website
provides an opportunity to send them an e-mail comment. I did express my
concern but they have not responded as yet (if ever).

Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN
Researching:
ALEXANDER-&-CHALL (Dvinsk,Russia (now Latvia); before 1900)
ZELMANOV-&-HALKIN (Bobruisk, Russia; before 1907) (France; abt 1930)
BECKER-&-CHASKELEVITZ-(became_CHASWORTH) (Kishenev, Bessarabia; before
1920) (Oreyev, abt 1940)
Someday BRODSKY, COHEN, KAPLAN (Poland / Russia)
All ended up in parts of New York City


Re: What and where is Jakszyc, Poland? #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

May be someone can tell me what is the correct spelling and where is
the small town of "JAKSZYC" ("Yud", "Kuf", "Shin" "Yud" "Zadik")
in Poland?
It had a small Jewish Community and supposed to be located in the Warthegau
region during WWII. ..
Ada Holtzman
There are two hamlets in Poland both located in Kielce region and both
called Jaksice [pron. yah kshee tze]. In Hebrew they will be spelled
with jud (ja)-kuf (ksi)-shin (sh) yud (i)-tzadik (c).
First Jaksice is located North >from Krakow near highway 77
(Krakow-Kielce-Warsaw) close to town Miecho'w. Jaksice is a railway
station on the railway line Krakow-Warsaw.

Second Jaksice is located nowhere close to the main roads, on Wisla
River just on the border Kielce and Tarnow regions.

Here is only one unresolved question. You have mentioned that this
shtetl was located in Warthegau region during WWII. German Nazis have
divided Poland into new three regions: one of them, Poznan (Posen)region
was renamed Warthegau and Jews were expelled to east Poland, renamed
General Government. Kielce region was located in General Government
area. Konin and Lodz were in Warthegau. This is why there is a bit of
confusion: is Jaksice in Kielce region a proper shtetl you are looking
for.

I hope that I didn't confuse you even more.

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What and where is Jakszyc, Poland? #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

May be someone can tell me what is the correct spelling and where is
the small town of "JAKSZYC" ("Yud", "Kuf", "Shin" "Yud" "Zadik")
in Poland?
It had a small Jewish Community and supposed to be located in the Warthegau
region during WWII. ..
Ada Holtzman
There are two hamlets in Poland both located in Kielce region and both
called Jaksice [pron. yah kshee tze]. In Hebrew they will be spelled
with jud (ja)-kuf (ksi)-shin (sh) yud (i)-tzadik (c).
First Jaksice is located North >from Krakow near highway 77
(Krakow-Kielce-Warsaw) close to town Miecho'w. Jaksice is a railway
station on the railway line Krakow-Warsaw.

Second Jaksice is located nowhere close to the main roads, on Wisla
River just on the border Kielce and Tarnow regions.

Here is only one unresolved question. You have mentioned that this
shtetl was located in Warthegau region during WWII. German Nazis have
divided Poland into new three regions: one of them, Poznan (Posen)region
was renamed Warthegau and Jews were expelled to east Poland, renamed
General Government. Kielce region was located in General Government
area. Konin and Lodz were in Warthegau. This is why there is a bit of
confusion: is Jaksice in Kielce region a proper shtetl you are looking
for.

I hope that I didn't confuse you even more.

Alexander Sharon


Family Reunions #general

suprlmn@...
 

At the risk of being repetitious, and / or for the sake of 'newbies', I should
like to share my own experience with family reunions.
First of all, instead of a hotel suite or ballroom whose cost is very often
prohibitive for many who would like to attend, we have a picnic in a park.
This involves a good deal of cooperation >from the local relatives. (Dress code
very casual)
1. 'Someone' needs to be responsible for reserving a particular park space
with picnic benches and cooking facilities, reasonably close to restrooms, at
least one full year in advance.
2. 'Someone' needs to keep an up-to-date list of everyone's current name &
address.
The current info is crucial in case of deaths, divorces, marriages, etc., so
as not to offend anyone.
3. 'Someone' needs to prepare and mail colorful fliers to everyone that will
include the following information: (a) Time and place; (b) General map of
area & specific location of reserved spot; (c) What to bring if you live in
the general vicinity, or a dollar amount to pay if you can't bring any food;
(d) Cut-off date for RSVP's; (e) Cost of several nearby hotels, group rates,
at different price levels, for those who come >from other than a nearby
location; (f) Return address, both snail- and email to include # of attendees
& their full names.
4. 'Someone' needs to coordinate who brings what, and be in charge of ordering
enough food for all in attendance, usually about 2 weeks in advance of picnic.
5. 'Someone' needs to be in charge of roping off picnic area, blowing
balloons, making signs, etc. as an aid in locating the exact space that has
been reserved.
6. 'Someone' needs to be in charge of cleanup afterwards.
7. 'Someone' needs to prepare extra large descendant charts for all to examine
(the youngest always appreciate these the most; they gleefully find
themselves, then drag reluctant parents over to look. This is a good way to
get updates and corrections.
8. 'Someone' needs to prepare name tags. I buy as many different colors of
commercial name tags as there are family branches. I prepare a large color
key chart indicating which branch is assigned which color, both tags and
writing thereon.
For example, if an individual is part of 3 branches, the tag will be the color
of the predominant one; additional names of branches will be in pre-assigned
colors; spouses can be accommodated this way also. Once they see the color
chart, it's very easy to find one's relationship to the others. At that
point, they can consult the appropriate descendant chart.
9. 'Someone' needs to provide lots of writing materials for exchange of
addresses, phone numbers, etc.
10. 'Someone' must find or assign 'volunteers' for all the above. Any fool
attempting to do it all will end up in the loony bin!
Please contact me privately if you have any questions. We've just done our
ninth annual picnic and are beginning to get the hang of it.
Susan Pearlman Northridge, California < suprlmn@aol.com >

Researching: CHERNITSKY, GLASSER, GOLDSTEIN, HOUSE, HURWITZ, JASKOLKA /
YASKOLKA, KAM, KAPELL, KOSLOVSKY, LASSOFF, LEV, LEVITAN, MALYETSKY, MILLSTEIN,
NITZBERG, PEARLMAN, RADDING, ROGALSKY, RUBINSTEIN, RUDY, SASLOVSKY /
ZASLOWSKY, SHORE / SZOR, SIDRANSKY / SIDRUNSKI, SCHEINMAN / SZEJNMAN,
WATNETSKY, WEINSTEIN, WIENER, WILSON, WISHNER, WISHNIATSKY, YELLIN, YOSHPE


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family Reunions #general

suprlmn@...
 

At the risk of being repetitious, and / or for the sake of 'newbies', I should
like to share my own experience with family reunions.
First of all, instead of a hotel suite or ballroom whose cost is very often
prohibitive for many who would like to attend, we have a picnic in a park.
This involves a good deal of cooperation >from the local relatives. (Dress code
very casual)
1. 'Someone' needs to be responsible for reserving a particular park space
with picnic benches and cooking facilities, reasonably close to restrooms, at
least one full year in advance.
2. 'Someone' needs to keep an up-to-date list of everyone's current name &
address.
The current info is crucial in case of deaths, divorces, marriages, etc., so
as not to offend anyone.
3. 'Someone' needs to prepare and mail colorful fliers to everyone that will
include the following information: (a) Time and place; (b) General map of
area & specific location of reserved spot; (c) What to bring if you live in
the general vicinity, or a dollar amount to pay if you can't bring any food;
(d) Cut-off date for RSVP's; (e) Cost of several nearby hotels, group rates,
at different price levels, for those who come >from other than a nearby
location; (f) Return address, both snail- and email to include # of attendees
& their full names.
4. 'Someone' needs to coordinate who brings what, and be in charge of ordering
enough food for all in attendance, usually about 2 weeks in advance of picnic.
5. 'Someone' needs to be in charge of roping off picnic area, blowing
balloons, making signs, etc. as an aid in locating the exact space that has
been reserved.
6. 'Someone' needs to be in charge of cleanup afterwards.
7. 'Someone' needs to prepare extra large descendant charts for all to examine
(the youngest always appreciate these the most; they gleefully find
themselves, then drag reluctant parents over to look. This is a good way to
get updates and corrections.
8. 'Someone' needs to prepare name tags. I buy as many different colors of
commercial name tags as there are family branches. I prepare a large color
key chart indicating which branch is assigned which color, both tags and
writing thereon.
For example, if an individual is part of 3 branches, the tag will be the color
of the predominant one; additional names of branches will be in pre-assigned
colors; spouses can be accommodated this way also. Once they see the color
chart, it's very easy to find one's relationship to the others. At that
point, they can consult the appropriate descendant chart.
9. 'Someone' needs to provide lots of writing materials for exchange of
addresses, phone numbers, etc.
10. 'Someone' must find or assign 'volunteers' for all the above. Any fool
attempting to do it all will end up in the loony bin!
Please contact me privately if you have any questions. We've just done our
ninth annual picnic and are beginning to get the hang of it.
Susan Pearlman Northridge, California < suprlmn@aol.com >

Researching: CHERNITSKY, GLASSER, GOLDSTEIN, HOUSE, HURWITZ, JASKOLKA /
YASKOLKA, KAM, KAPELL, KOSLOVSKY, LASSOFF, LEV, LEVITAN, MALYETSKY, MILLSTEIN,
NITZBERG, PEARLMAN, RADDING, ROGALSKY, RUBINSTEIN, RUDY, SASLOVSKY /
ZASLOWSKY, SHORE / SZOR, SIDRANSKY / SIDRUNSKI, SCHEINMAN / SZEJNMAN,
WATNETSKY, WEINSTEIN, WIENER, WILSON, WISHNER, WISHNIATSKY, YELLIN, YOSHPE


Re: Success Story #belarus

Stanley Diamond
 

Susan E. King" <susan.king@jewishgen.org> wrote on
Thu, 29 Oct 1998:

The recent success story posted by Phil Weintraub, as well as
so many others posted in the past are incredibly gratifying to
all of us here at JewishGen. We are all "qvelling" along with Phil
and so pleased that he has managed to accomplish all that he tells
us about.
Thank yous such as Phil's are what makes it all worthwhile.
Susan also went on to say:

Without sounding crass however, folks sometimes need to be
reminded that JewishGen survives and expands in direct
proportion to the financial support we receive >from those
who use our services day in and day out, year after year
As coordinator of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland to which
Phil spread some of his thank yous, I would like to add that our
project is also looking for support to accomplish the huge task
ahead in indexing all the 19th century Jewish vital records of
Poland. These include both the millions of records microfilmed
by the Mormons and the millions more in the Polish State Archives.

Information on how you can help JRI-Poland achieve its goals,
including starting a Shtetl CO-OP for your town(s) or helping
support the indexing work in Poland is available on the website
at: www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Success Story #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Susan E. King" <susan.king@jewishgen.org> wrote on
Thu, 29 Oct 1998:

The recent success story posted by Phil Weintraub, as well as
so many others posted in the past are incredibly gratifying to
all of us here at JewishGen. We are all "qvelling" along with Phil
and so pleased that he has managed to accomplish all that he tells
us about.
Thank yous such as Phil's are what makes it all worthwhile.
Susan also went on to say:

Without sounding crass however, folks sometimes need to be
reminded that JewishGen survives and expands in direct
proportion to the financial support we receive >from those
who use our services day in and day out, year after year
As coordinator of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland to which
Phil spread some of his thank yous, I would like to add that our
project is also looking for support to accomplish the huge task
ahead in indexing all the 19th century Jewish vital records of
Poland. These include both the millions of records microfilmed
by the Mormons and the millions more in the Polish State Archives.

Information on how you can help JRI-Poland achieve its goals,
including starting a Shtetl CO-OP for your town(s) or helping
support the indexing work in Poland is available on the website
at: www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: Nowy Sacz, Poland #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Mel Wolfsont wrote:

Am seeking information about the shtetl Nowy Sacz. Does anyone know of
this place? Were there any landmanschaft organizations in the New York
City area that people >from this shtetl belonged to. ...
You might visit Nowy Sacz nice Website, unfortunately it is only in
Polish:

http://www.ux.his.no/~romek/nowysacz/index.html

While visiting Nowy Sacz website and admiring pucture of a lovely
synagogue, I have noticed on the synagogue's page, the link to
Jewishgen's travellogue excellent article written by Mr.Leonard
Markowitz.

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Nowy Sacz, Poland #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Mel Wolfsont wrote:

Am seeking information about the shtetl Nowy Sacz. Does anyone know of
this place? Were there any landmanschaft organizations in the New York
City area that people >from this shtetl belonged to. ...
You might visit Nowy Sacz nice Website, unfortunately it is only in
Polish:

http://www.ux.his.no/~romek/nowysacz/index.html

While visiting Nowy Sacz website and admiring pucture of a lovely
synagogue, I have noticed on the synagogue's page, the link to
Jewishgen's travellogue excellent article written by Mr.Leonard
Markowitz.

Alexander Sharon


"Migrations from the Russian Empire" #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

The following message was posted to JewishGen and I wanted to make sure
that those who are not subscribed there saw it. I have volumes 2, 3, and
4. This series of reference volumes may help you determine when you
ancestors came to the US, what ship they came on, where they came from,
and enable you to locate the ships manifest which can provide some
additional data.

We now have in stock copies of Volumes 5 & 6 of "Migrations >from the
Russian Empire." The information about dates covered had been erroneously
given to us. The correct dates are:

Volume 5 June 1889 - July 1890
Volume 6 August 1890 - June 1891.

The volumes are an index to persons arriving in the Port of New York from
January 1875 - June 1891 who came >from the area that was czarist Russia.

Gary Mokotoff, Publisher
Avotaynu, Inc.

Visit our Web site at http://www.avotaynu.com
If this message is posted twice, please excuse my error, I forgot to
include a "Subject" the first time.

Dave


David M. Fox
mailto:fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH


Belarus SIG #Belarus "Migrations from the Russian Empire" #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

The following message was posted to JewishGen and I wanted to make sure
that those who are not subscribed there saw it. I have volumes 2, 3, and
4. This series of reference volumes may help you determine when you
ancestors came to the US, what ship they came on, where they came from,
and enable you to locate the ships manifest which can provide some
additional data.

We now have in stock copies of Volumes 5 & 6 of "Migrations >from the
Russian Empire." The information about dates covered had been erroneously
given to us. The correct dates are:

Volume 5 June 1889 - July 1890
Volume 6 August 1890 - June 1891.

The volumes are an index to persons arriving in the Port of New York from
January 1875 - June 1891 who came >from the area that was czarist Russia.

Gary Mokotoff, Publisher
Avotaynu, Inc.

Visit our Web site at http://www.avotaynu.com
If this message is posted twice, please excuse my error, I forgot to
include a "Subject" the first time.

Dave


David M. Fox
mailto:fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH