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Searching cousins Sam or Dov GOLDBERG, Toronto #general

Ada <adag@...>
 

In trying to complete my family tree, I need information on my Auntie
Shaindel's branch of the GLUSTEIN family. My first cousin, Becky
Skulsky, daughter of Shaindel, married to Zawel GOLDBERG, had two sons,
Sam and Dov, originally >from Ottawa, who apparently now live in Toronto,
Ontario. No one else in the family seems to know their addresses.

If you know these brothers, could you please call and one and give my
e-mail address or e-mail me and let me know their addresses. Their
grandmother was my aunt. Their mother and father are deceased, and I
don't know how to contact their mother's sisters or them.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Ada Glustein,
Vancouver, B. C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching cousins Sam or Dov GOLDBERG, Toronto #general

Ada <adag@...>
 

In trying to complete my family tree, I need information on my Auntie
Shaindel's branch of the GLUSTEIN family. My first cousin, Becky
Skulsky, daughter of Shaindel, married to Zawel GOLDBERG, had two sons,
Sam and Dov, originally >from Ottawa, who apparently now live in Toronto,
Ontario. No one else in the family seems to know their addresses.

If you know these brothers, could you please call and one and give my
e-mail address or e-mail me and let me know their addresses. Their
grandmother was my aunt. Their mother and father are deceased, and I
don't know how to contact their mother's sisters or them.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Ada Glustein,
Vancouver, B. C.


Uncle Tevye #lithuania

Monty Starr <monty@...>
 

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My uncle Tevye does not know English nor as far as I know does he have =
email access. Another relative >from Keidan gave me the yizkor book a few =
years ago and on reading it I found a reference to my late father in a =
contribution by his good friend Rabbi Moshe Fishleder of Mexico City. =
When my late mother was in her mid eighties I taped part of her life =
story which included a graphic description of their expulsion during the =
first world war and their trek on a cart to Vilna.
My reference to the Keidan archive was because I think I might have =
located the grave of my great grandfather in the cemetery database and I =
would like to find his marriage and children's births. Two of his =
daughters and one son emigrated to Philadephia and I am in contact with =
part of that family.
My great uncle, Hirshel Bloshtein is also written about a couple of =
times in the yizkor book as a well published Yiddish author. I have in =
my possession about 25 letters in Yiddish and Russian >from him to my =
father covering the period >from 1913 to 1925 and I have just had a =
couple published in the journal of the Oxford Institute of Yiddish =
Studies with a couple of my father's works also.
My sister went with a group to Vilnius and Keidan last year and went to =
the address where she was born in Smilgagass but the house had gone. She =
spoke with a lady in Vilnius who was in the ninth fort with my =
grandmother and her family and was a witness to their selection for =
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Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania Uncle Tevye #lithuania

Monty Starr <monty@...>
 

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My uncle Tevye does not know English nor as far as I know does he have =
email access. Another relative >from Keidan gave me the yizkor book a few =
years ago and on reading it I found a reference to my late father in a =
contribution by his good friend Rabbi Moshe Fishleder of Mexico City. =
When my late mother was in her mid eighties I taped part of her life =
story which included a graphic description of their expulsion during the =
first world war and their trek on a cart to Vilna.
My reference to the Keidan archive was because I think I might have =
located the grave of my great grandfather in the cemetery database and I =
would like to find his marriage and children's births. Two of his =
daughters and one son emigrated to Philadephia and I am in contact with =
part of that family.
My great uncle, Hirshel Bloshtein is also written about a couple of =
times in the yizkor book as a well published Yiddish author. I have in =
my possession about 25 letters in Yiddish and Russian >from him to my =
father covering the period >from 1913 to 1925 and I have just had a =
couple published in the journal of the Oxford Institute of Yiddish =
Studies with a couple of my father's works also.
My sister went with a group to Vilnius and Keidan last year and went to =
the address where she was born in Smilgagass but the house had gone. She =
spoke with a lady in Vilnius who was in the ninth fort with my =
grandmother and her family and was a witness to their selection for =
murder.

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found a=20
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Moshe=20
Fishleder of Mexico City. When my late mother was in her mid eighties I =
taped=20
part of her life story which included a graphic description of their =
expulsion=20
during the first world war and their trek on a cart to =
Vilna.</FONT></DIV>
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to the Keidan=20
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grandfather in the cemetery database and I would like to find his =
marriage and=20
children's births. Two of his daughters and one son emigrated to =
Philadephia and=20
I am in contact with part of that family.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 face=3D"Century Gothic" size=3D2>My great =
uncle, Hirshel=20
Bloshtein is also written about a couple of times in the yizkor book as =
a well=20
published Yiddish author. I have in my possession about 25 letters in =
Yiddish=20
and Russian >from him to my father covering the period >from 1913 to 1925 =
and I=20
have just had a couple published in the journal of the Oxford Institute =
of=20
Yiddish Studies with a couple of my father's works also.</FONT></DIV>
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Harriet Breslow, 1940's #general

joan breslow <webjoan@...>
 

Looking for Harriet Breslow, >from Ct., 1940's. Attended Katherine Gibbs
secretarial school, NY. Friend to Ellie Eger Baker, now in Kansas.
Probably related to Jack Breslow, last living in So. Fla.

Thank you,
Joan
webjoan@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harriet Breslow, 1940's #general

joan breslow <webjoan@...>
 

Looking for Harriet Breslow, >from Ct., 1940's. Attended Katherine Gibbs
secretarial school, NY. Friend to Ellie Eger Baker, now in Kansas.
Probably related to Jack Breslow, last living in So. Fla.

Thank you,
Joan
webjoan@earthlink.net


fyi: Find Your Fugitive Shtetl [Town] #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

fyi:
This file has been updated.

How To Find Your Fugitive Shtetl [Town]
A JewishGen InfoFile

Find the file via the web:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/shtetfnd.txt

or via email:
<shtetfnd@mail.jewishgen.org>

mailto:bkouchel@jewishgen.org
Bernard I. Kouchel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen fyi: Find Your Fugitive Shtetl [Town] #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

fyi:
This file has been updated.

How To Find Your Fugitive Shtetl [Town]
A JewishGen InfoFile

Find the file via the web:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/shtetfnd.txt

or via email:
<shtetfnd@mail.jewishgen.org>

mailto:bkouchel@jewishgen.org
Bernard I. Kouchel


POURPLE from Holland #general

Jozef Jacobs <jacobsjo@...>
 

At 00:14 9-02-99 -0600, you wrote:
Trying to trace Surname POURPLE >from Holland. I know some relations born
in Rotterdam. Any help appreciated
Howard Lerner
It is rather unlikely that before WWII there have lived Jewish families
"POURPLE" in The Netherlands. The name is absent in our book "In Memoriam"
that lists all of the 100,000 victims of the Holocaust >from Holland and
therefore contains virtually all of the Jewish surnames >from before WWII.
How sure are you about the spelling of this name?

Jozef Jacobs

Hummelo (NL)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen POURPLE from Holland #general

Jozef Jacobs <jacobsjo@...>
 

At 00:14 9-02-99 -0600, you wrote:
Trying to trace Surname POURPLE >from Holland. I know some relations born
in Rotterdam. Any help appreciated
Howard Lerner
It is rather unlikely that before WWII there have lived Jewish families
"POURPLE" in The Netherlands. The name is absent in our book "In Memoriam"
that lists all of the 100,000 victims of the Holocaust >from Holland and
therefore contains virtually all of the Jewish surnames >from before WWII.
How sure are you about the spelling of this name?

Jozef Jacobs

Hummelo (NL)


Baal Shem Tov #general

molly gordy <mgordy@...>
 

There are many messages in the JGen archives, ca 1995, about a work in
progress tracing the Baal Shem Tov's descendents. I tried messaging the
authors, Mark Tedeschi and David Chapin, but their email addresses have
changed. Does anyone know if the geneology was ever published, and if so,
how/where I can access it?

Molly Gordy, NYC

SEARCHING: GORODETSKY (HORODEZKY) of Berdichev, Malin, Novograd-Volinsk Tel
Aviv and Zhitomir.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Baal Shem Tov #general

molly gordy <mgordy@...>
 

There are many messages in the JGen archives, ca 1995, about a work in
progress tracing the Baal Shem Tov's descendents. I tried messaging the
authors, Mark Tedeschi and David Chapin, but their email addresses have
changed. Does anyone know if the geneology was ever published, and if so,
how/where I can access it?

Molly Gordy, NYC

SEARCHING: GORODETSKY (HORODEZKY) of Berdichev, Malin, Novograd-Volinsk Tel
Aviv and Zhitomir.


Congregation Ohav Shalom in Manhattan #general

Michelle Fanwick <fanwick@...>
 

Hi,
My grandparents used to belong to:
Congregation Ohav Shalom in Inwood
it's located at: 4724 Broadway in Inwood (New York City)

I remember going their as a child and wonder what has become of the
congregation. I also would like to check and see if they have any
information regarding my grandparents, Erna and Justin KUHL. I recently
drove past it and was told by a passing lady that it is almost defunct.

If anyone could be of help I would be most appreciative.

Michelle B. Tichauer Fanwick
Norwalk, Connecticut


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Congregation Ohav Shalom in Manhattan #general

Michelle Fanwick <fanwick@...>
 

Hi,
My grandparents used to belong to:
Congregation Ohav Shalom in Inwood
it's located at: 4724 Broadway in Inwood (New York City)

I remember going their as a child and wonder what has become of the
congregation. I also would like to check and see if they have any
information regarding my grandparents, Erna and Justin KUHL. I recently
drove past it and was told by a passing lady that it is almost defunct.

If anyone could be of help I would be most appreciative.

Michelle B. Tichauer Fanwick
Norwalk, Connecticut


Index to Passenger Arrivals- New York - 1900 #general

The Holeywell's <holeywel@...>
 

After many years of looking, I think I have finally found the microfilmed
card with information concerning the arrival of my grandmother Sophie
GREENBERG (misspelled as "Grunberg" on the card). My problem is that the
information on the card is so light, as to be barely legible. I was able to
decipher her origination point as "Roman, Romania," as well as the fact that
she was travelling with a "Sabina, Annie, and S?????". All this information
matches my family. However, the information on the rest of the card,
including the all-important date they arrived and on what ship is totally
unavailable. (On th 1920 Census, she reported arriving in 1900).

My question is do those original cards themselves, the ones >from which the
microfilm copies were made, still actually exist, and if so, to whom could I
write, asking that a search for that card and that information be made? If
the cards are no longer in existence, could someone suggest another source
of finding the information contained on the card.

BTW, I searched the 1900 US Census for my grandma, looking under
"Greenberg," "Grunberg," and "Gruenberg" and was unable to find the family,
leading me to assume that they arrived after June, 1900, the date of the
census.

In addition, after staring at the card, using yellow paper, magnifying
glasses, etc. I was able to make out some of the letters of the name of the
ship. They appear to be (note: ? after letter means a guess, X means
illegible, /indicates certainty):
W?O?O?R?XL/A/N/D/ Woordland? Vaardland
Z?O?O?N?XL/A/N/D/ Zoonland? Zeeland?
N?E?E?XL/A/N/D/ Needland?

Any guess for the name of the ship? The Morton Allan Directory is no longer
at my library; someone stole it, and they estimate it will take a few months
until another hits the shelves!

Please reply privately, as this is probably of limited interest. Thanks for
any help.

Jane Wechsler-Holeywell
Houston, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Index to Passenger Arrivals- New York - 1900 #general

The Holeywell's <holeywel@...>
 

After many years of looking, I think I have finally found the microfilmed
card with information concerning the arrival of my grandmother Sophie
GREENBERG (misspelled as "Grunberg" on the card). My problem is that the
information on the card is so light, as to be barely legible. I was able to
decipher her origination point as "Roman, Romania," as well as the fact that
she was travelling with a "Sabina, Annie, and S?????". All this information
matches my family. However, the information on the rest of the card,
including the all-important date they arrived and on what ship is totally
unavailable. (On th 1920 Census, she reported arriving in 1900).

My question is do those original cards themselves, the ones >from which the
microfilm copies were made, still actually exist, and if so, to whom could I
write, asking that a search for that card and that information be made? If
the cards are no longer in existence, could someone suggest another source
of finding the information contained on the card.

BTW, I searched the 1900 US Census for my grandma, looking under
"Greenberg," "Grunberg," and "Gruenberg" and was unable to find the family,
leading me to assume that they arrived after June, 1900, the date of the
census.

In addition, after staring at the card, using yellow paper, magnifying
glasses, etc. I was able to make out some of the letters of the name of the
ship. They appear to be (note: ? after letter means a guess, X means
illegible, /indicates certainty):
W?O?O?R?XL/A/N/D/ Woordland? Vaardland
Z?O?O?N?XL/A/N/D/ Zoonland? Zeeland?
N?E?E?XL/A/N/D/ Needland?

Any guess for the name of the ship? The Morton Allan Directory is no longer
at my library; someone stole it, and they estimate it will take a few months
until another hits the shelves!

Please reply privately, as this is probably of limited interest. Thanks for
any help.

Jane Wechsler-Holeywell
Houston, TX


Re: researching the rabbi in your family's past #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

There are many sources depending on who the rabbi was and whether he
wrote anything. In terms of "who" the place to start is the Hebrew
reference work Otzer Harabanim (20,000 rabbis >from 970 to 1970, lots of
indexes, etc.) There are also reference books for Chasidic rabbis
(haven't used, my background Misnagid) and Galician rabbis (again,
haven't used, my background is Litvak). If by chance your ancestor
connects to Katzenellenbogens and such, do not forget the Neil Rosenstein
English book, The Unbroken Chain. In terms of whether the rabbi
published anything I have used Bet Eked Sepharim with great success. (in
Hebrew, reference work with rabbis' books published between 1474 to
1950.) Finding publications is particularly good because often there is
genealogical information in the beginning about the author. Remember the
Jewish emphasis on books and how that connects to names on occasion:
sometimes an influential work becams the name under which we know the
rabbi (for example Chofetz Chayim was the name of the rabbi's most noted
work and not his actual name); also, sometimes that book name actually
became the surname of descendants (for example one of my teachers, last
name Shore, is a descendant of B'chor Shor). Don't forget Encyclopaedia
Judaica and make sure you use the index in case the rabbi for whom you
search doesn't have an entry under his own name but is elsewhere
discussed in other entries (so an alphabetical-type dictionary-look-up
would miss the valuable information ... index is essential for EJ).
There may well be lists of rabbis maintained historically within the holy
land but this is a conjecture; I have not had occasion to research a
rabbi in Israel yet.
Jonina Duker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: researching the rabbi in your family's past #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

There are many sources depending on who the rabbi was and whether he
wrote anything. In terms of "who" the place to start is the Hebrew
reference work Otzer Harabanim (20,000 rabbis >from 970 to 1970, lots of
indexes, etc.) There are also reference books for Chasidic rabbis
(haven't used, my background Misnagid) and Galician rabbis (again,
haven't used, my background is Litvak). If by chance your ancestor
connects to Katzenellenbogens and such, do not forget the Neil Rosenstein
English book, The Unbroken Chain. In terms of whether the rabbi
published anything I have used Bet Eked Sepharim with great success. (in
Hebrew, reference work with rabbis' books published between 1474 to
1950.) Finding publications is particularly good because often there is
genealogical information in the beginning about the author. Remember the
Jewish emphasis on books and how that connects to names on occasion:
sometimes an influential work becams the name under which we know the
rabbi (for example Chofetz Chayim was the name of the rabbi's most noted
work and not his actual name); also, sometimes that book name actually
became the surname of descendants (for example one of my teachers, last
name Shore, is a descendant of B'chor Shor). Don't forget Encyclopaedia
Judaica and make sure you use the index in case the rabbi for whom you
search doesn't have an entry under his own name but is elsewhere
discussed in other entries (so an alphabetical-type dictionary-look-up
would miss the valuable information ... index is essential for EJ).
There may well be lists of rabbis maintained historically within the holy
land but this is a conjecture; I have not had occasion to research a
rabbi in Israel yet.
Jonina Duker


Re: Avoiding Czar's military conscription, sons with different names #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

The practice of using different surnames for subsequent sons to avoid
those sons being drafted into the Czar's army was wide-spread and is well
documented in many source books. What should be kept in mind is that the
surnames used for the subsequent sons would have been used by permission
of the family into which the sons were being registered -- so there must
have been some kind of connection, familial or otherwise, that made the
arrangement possible. So don't just dismiss these "other" surnames --
these surnames hold valuable clues to extended family, in-laws,
neighbors, potential in-laws, who knows what? Jonina Duker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Avoiding Czar's military conscription, sons with different names #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

The practice of using different surnames for subsequent sons to avoid
those sons being drafted into the Czar's army was wide-spread and is well
documented in many source books. What should be kept in mind is that the
surnames used for the subsequent sons would have been used by permission
of the family into which the sons were being registered -- so there must
have been some kind of connection, familial or otherwise, that made the
arrangement possible. So don't just dismiss these "other" surnames --
these surnames hold valuable clues to extended family, in-laws,
neighbors, potential in-laws, who knows what? Jonina Duker