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Polish Military Classifications #general

ddworski@...
 

An elderly great-aunt reports that her father, my ggf, Yitzhak DWORSKI,
was drafted into the Polish Military, serving during and/or after WWI.
She referred to the category of soldier he was as "Bezhnitzer." I would
like to know the meaning of this term and whether any records of his
service might still exist. In case it is of any significance to my
inquiry, Yizthak was >from the shtetl Raczki in the Suwalk region of
Poland, though he apparently moved around quite a bit while serving in
the military.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

grateful for any leads to:

DWORSKI Suwalk region of Poland; Hartford & New Haven, CT
LEVATINSKY (LEVTINSKI) Suwalk region of Poland; Chicago; Detroit
MINSKY Sopotskin, now in Belarus; Boston & Massachusetts
SONNENBLUM anyone with this surname--very rare
GESBEN (Americanized spelling which is apparently similar to the
original Polish surname; shtetl of origin unknown; maybe Plock region)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Military Classifications #general

ddworski@...
 

An elderly great-aunt reports that her father, my ggf, Yitzhak DWORSKI,
was drafted into the Polish Military, serving during and/or after WWI.
She referred to the category of soldier he was as "Bezhnitzer." I would
like to know the meaning of this term and whether any records of his
service might still exist. In case it is of any significance to my
inquiry, Yizthak was >from the shtetl Raczki in the Suwalk region of
Poland, though he apparently moved around quite a bit while serving in
the military.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

grateful for any leads to:

DWORSKI Suwalk region of Poland; Hartford & New Haven, CT
LEVATINSKY (LEVTINSKI) Suwalk region of Poland; Chicago; Detroit
MINSKY Sopotskin, now in Belarus; Boston & Massachusetts
SONNENBLUM anyone with this surname--very rare
GESBEN (Americanized spelling which is apparently similar to the
original Polish surname; shtetl of origin unknown; maybe Plock region)


Re: Drohobycz #galicia

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Aubrey Jacobus wrote:

I am unable to locate Drohobycz in Shtetl finder - Any
ideas gratefully received

It is there, Aubrey, sometimes spelled: Drogobycz

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/drogobych/drogobych.html

Alexander Sharon
Calgary


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Drohobycz #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Aubrey Jacobus wrote:

I am unable to locate Drohobycz in Shtetl finder - Any
ideas gratefully received

It is there, Aubrey, sometimes spelled: Drogobycz

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/drogobych/drogobych.html

Alexander Sharon
Calgary


Yehudi HaKodesh from Pshischa #general

Baruch Rabinowitz <baruchr@...>
 

BS"D

Where I can find sources that can help me to trace descendents of
the Holy Jew >from Pshischa?

Any help will be very appreciated. Thanks in advance and with wish
of Gut Shabbos,

Baruch Rabinowitz
baruchr@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yehudi HaKodesh from Pshischa #general

Baruch Rabinowitz <baruchr@...>
 

BS"D

Where I can find sources that can help me to trace descendents of
the Holy Jew >from Pshischa?

Any help will be very appreciated. Thanks in advance and with wish
of Gut Shabbos,

Baruch Rabinowitz
baruchr@netvision.net.il


RABINOWITZ's in Belorus #general

Baruch Rabinowitz <baruchr@...>
 

BS"D

What sources can I look at in order to find more information about origins
of RABINOWITZ in Eastern Europe and in Belorus. Is there any information
about Jews who lived in town Polock (not Polish "Plock"), not so far from
Vilna? In there Yizkor book on this shtettel?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Gut Shabbos,

Baruch Rabinowitz: baruchr@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RABINOWITZ's in Belorus #general

Baruch Rabinowitz <baruchr@...>
 

BS"D

What sources can I look at in order to find more information about origins
of RABINOWITZ in Eastern Europe and in Belorus. Is there any information
about Jews who lived in town Polock (not Polish "Plock"), not so far from
Vilna? In there Yizkor book on this shtettel?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Gut Shabbos,

Baruch Rabinowitz: baruchr@netvision.net.il


Towns in Moravia #general

Herbert Rosenbluth and Hannah Simon <handh@...>
 

An elderly uncle of mine gave me information on my father's ancestors,
who came >from Moravia. He wrote that my ggrandfather, Adolph RAZDOWITZ
was born in 1827 in Trier, Mahren. I cannot find any town by that name.

He also wrote that my gggrandfather Moses SONNENSCHEIN was born in 1820
in Gaya. I did find a Gaya and learned it is now called Kijov, but when
I search shtetl finders there are many such towns in various distances
from Prague. Could someone enlighten me?
Thank you

Hannah Simon

Researching:

LEHR, Sadgura, Aust.; LANDE, Sadgura, Aust; MANN, Ulaszkowce, Aust.;
BUCK, Ulaszkowce
RAZDOWITZ, Trier?, Moravia; SONNENSCHEIN, Gaya (Kijov?), Moravia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Towns in Moravia #general

Herbert Rosenbluth and Hannah Simon <handh@...>
 

An elderly uncle of mine gave me information on my father's ancestors,
who came >from Moravia. He wrote that my ggrandfather, Adolph RAZDOWITZ
was born in 1827 in Trier, Mahren. I cannot find any town by that name.

He also wrote that my gggrandfather Moses SONNENSCHEIN was born in 1820
in Gaya. I did find a Gaya and learned it is now called Kijov, but when
I search shtetl finders there are many such towns in various distances
from Prague. Could someone enlighten me?
Thank you

Hannah Simon

Researching:

LEHR, Sadgura, Aust.; LANDE, Sadgura, Aust; MANN, Ulaszkowce, Aust.;
BUCK, Ulaszkowce
RAZDOWITZ, Trier?, Moravia; SONNENSCHEIN, Gaya (Kijov?), Moravia


Re: Jewish children in Denmark during World War II #general

linda g. olson <lgo1@...>
 

Steen Venbjerg wrote:

I hope this isn't too far off topic:
During World War II a number of Jewish children traveled from
Amsterdam to Sweden, and I have been told that some of these children
stayed in the lighthouse on a small danish island, Tuno.
It hasn't been possible for me to find any documentation so I thought
somebody here might help. I, myself, live on the island mentioned and
I find it surprising that nobody here can give further information.
Hello- Is there no documentation at or through the Free Denmark
Museum in Copenhagen? I remember visiting this museum some time ago
and being very impressed by the information and displays of the
Danish peoples efforts in WWII.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish children in Denmark during World War II #general

linda g. olson <lgo1@...>
 

Steen Venbjerg wrote:

I hope this isn't too far off topic:
During World War II a number of Jewish children traveled from
Amsterdam to Sweden, and I have been told that some of these children
stayed in the lighthouse on a small danish island, Tuno.
It hasn't been possible for me to find any documentation so I thought
somebody here might help. I, myself, live on the island mentioned and
I find it surprising that nobody here can give further information.
Hello- Is there no documentation at or through the Free Denmark
Museum in Copenhagen? I remember visiting this museum some time ago
and being very impressed by the information and displays of the
Danish peoples efforts in WWII.


Surname Search - SCHWEISS & GRESS #general

WVMcDONALD@...
 

I have been receiving your postings for about 1 month now and haven't
posted my names as of yet, but here is what I have:

Harry SCHWEISS (maybe POMPER) b12-25-1892(Liverpool Eng, possibly Germany
or Poland) married twice - duaghter fr. 1st Thelma (HANS), daughter fr.
2nd Lorriane(LEE) nee SWISS

Harriet (Henrietta) GRESS (Russia, US) b. 9-5-1902
siblings: (born prior to 1902)
Rose Klein (nee GRESS) - children: Allan,& Barbara (BB)
Anna Feinberg (nee GRESS) - children: Frances (Faggy), Sol, Paul, & Carrie
Moe - children: Lewis & Ina
Nate
Sara (GRESS)
Maxi
Minerva Lewis (nee GRESS) - children: Shirley & Claire

I hope I have done this right, any one who may know any of these names
please contact me privately.

TIA,

Stacey Lee-McDonald

WVMcDonald


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surname Search - SCHWEISS & GRESS #general

WVMcDONALD@...
 

I have been receiving your postings for about 1 month now and haven't
posted my names as of yet, but here is what I have:

Harry SCHWEISS (maybe POMPER) b12-25-1892(Liverpool Eng, possibly Germany
or Poland) married twice - duaghter fr. 1st Thelma (HANS), daughter fr.
2nd Lorriane(LEE) nee SWISS

Harriet (Henrietta) GRESS (Russia, US) b. 9-5-1902
siblings: (born prior to 1902)
Rose Klein (nee GRESS) - children: Allan,& Barbara (BB)
Anna Feinberg (nee GRESS) - children: Frances (Faggy), Sol, Paul, & Carrie
Moe - children: Lewis & Ina
Nate
Sara (GRESS)
Maxi
Minerva Lewis (nee GRESS) - children: Shirley & Claire

I hope I have done this right, any one who may know any of these names
please contact me privately.

TIA,

Stacey Lee-McDonald

WVMcDonald


Re: How do I find these people?!? #general

Krefman, Stephen <krefman@...>
 

Yonatan Ben-David <YoniBenD@netvision.net.il> wrote:

I am trying to find children of my grandparents' cousins, but I'm not
sure how to proceed. For instance, I know that these cousins had
children, yet I have no idea what their names are! So, I looked in the
SSDI for their parents, and found them. I know their dates of death and
the zip code of last residence. What can I do >from here? Is there any
way to access obituaries on line? American obituaries usually list
surviving family members, right? Or should I check with Jewish funeral
homes in the vicinity of their last residences? Certainly they would
have records as well... How can I get a listing of Jewish funeral
homes? Most everyone that I am trying to find is in New York (Brooklyn
and Long Island) and Florida (Miami and Fort Lauderdale). If anyone
could help me with this, I'd be quite greatful. I'm willing to do
research here in Israel in return.

Yonatan Ben-David
If you are looking for living relatives whose names you do not have, here
are some suggestions of techniques I've used:

Contact the cemetary were relatives are burried and ask who they list as
the "responsible party" for each relevent grave site. Some cemetaries try
to keep this information up to date 40 years or more after a death by
mailing periodic reminders. Others only ask for information at the time of
death and never up date it. In one case, a cemetary had the current
address of a relative that had made many interstate moves since the death
of his father and was not in touch with anyone else in my family for
decades. Of course, if you don't have it already, also ask for the other
information they have about the deceased person - including death
certificate information.

Contact all elderly members of your family. I've found that sometimes one
member of my family is still in contact with surprisingly distant relatives
that no one else remembers or cared about. Sometimes they even know that
these people are somehow related, but no longer remember how they are
related. (I have several names where all I got about them was something
like "I think his father was my mother or father's cousin - or something
like that."). When you write to any of them, send them a self addressed
and stamped return envelope - it greatly increases the chance that they
will reply.

If the family has an unusual name, use one of the web-based phone
directories and email or write to everyone who has the last name. I found
a cousin in Israel that way.

Place a note in this discussion group or in Euro-Jewish stating that your
looking for descendants of "so and so". People have been very responsive
and helpful to me when I've done that.

Good Luck

Steve Krefman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How do I find these people?!? #general

Krefman, Stephen <krefman@...>
 

Yonatan Ben-David <YoniBenD@netvision.net.il> wrote:

I am trying to find children of my grandparents' cousins, but I'm not
sure how to proceed. For instance, I know that these cousins had
children, yet I have no idea what their names are! So, I looked in the
SSDI for their parents, and found them. I know their dates of death and
the zip code of last residence. What can I do >from here? Is there any
way to access obituaries on line? American obituaries usually list
surviving family members, right? Or should I check with Jewish funeral
homes in the vicinity of their last residences? Certainly they would
have records as well... How can I get a listing of Jewish funeral
homes? Most everyone that I am trying to find is in New York (Brooklyn
and Long Island) and Florida (Miami and Fort Lauderdale). If anyone
could help me with this, I'd be quite greatful. I'm willing to do
research here in Israel in return.

Yonatan Ben-David
If you are looking for living relatives whose names you do not have, here
are some suggestions of techniques I've used:

Contact the cemetary were relatives are burried and ask who they list as
the "responsible party" for each relevent grave site. Some cemetaries try
to keep this information up to date 40 years or more after a death by
mailing periodic reminders. Others only ask for information at the time of
death and never up date it. In one case, a cemetary had the current
address of a relative that had made many interstate moves since the death
of his father and was not in touch with anyone else in my family for
decades. Of course, if you don't have it already, also ask for the other
information they have about the deceased person - including death
certificate information.

Contact all elderly members of your family. I've found that sometimes one
member of my family is still in contact with surprisingly distant relatives
that no one else remembers or cared about. Sometimes they even know that
these people are somehow related, but no longer remember how they are
related. (I have several names where all I got about them was something
like "I think his father was my mother or father's cousin - or something
like that."). When you write to any of them, send them a self addressed
and stamped return envelope - it greatly increases the chance that they
will reply.

If the family has an unusual name, use one of the web-based phone
directories and email or write to everyone who has the last name. I found
a cousin in Israel that way.

Place a note in this discussion group or in Euro-Jewish stating that your
looking for descendants of "so and so". People have been very responsive
and helpful to me when I've done that.

Good Luck

Steve Krefman


Re: Wyszkow records #belarus

ROBERT WEISS
 

Robert Weiss writes:
I suggest that you post this message on the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
board, or do a search on Jewishgen. If I'm not mistaken Wyszkow records
have been indexed.
The Wyszkow record in the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database
are for a different Wyszkow. 'Our' Wyszkow is the town 37 km NE of
Warsaw.

As soon as Wyszkow (Warszawa) had been indexed (before Pnina and
Kelly identified 'their' Vyskov), the database was searched for them with
frustratingly negative results. It would have been wonderful to have
been able to help but it just wasn't to be.

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This thread is now closed.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Wyszkow records #belarus

ROBERT WEISS
 

Robert Weiss writes:
I suggest that you post this message on the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
board, or do a search on Jewishgen. If I'm not mistaken Wyszkow records
have been indexed.
The Wyszkow record in the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database
are for a different Wyszkow. 'Our' Wyszkow is the town 37 km NE of
Warsaw.

As soon as Wyszkow (Warszawa) had been indexed (before Pnina and
Kelly identified 'their' Vyskov), the database was searched for them with
frustratingly negative results. It would have been wonderful to have
been able to help but it just wasn't to be.

Stanley Diamond
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This thread is now closed.


Attn: aejordan #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

Dear aejordan( aejordan@aol.com),
My e-mail to you bounced. Please contact
me with a good and/ or alternate e-mail address.
thank you,
James Gross
LARKLANE@JUNO.COM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Attn: aejordan #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

Dear aejordan( aejordan@aol.com),
My e-mail to you bounced. Please contact
me with a good and/ or alternate e-mail address.
thank you,
James Gross
LARKLANE@JUNO.COM