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Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Why did they come to Latvia? #latvia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Why Latvia?

My grandmother, Schifre Kagan, was born in 1883 in Vitebsk, Russia.
Her parents, Chaim Aron Kagan and Malka Lekherzak, were living in
Yanovichi (Vitebsk Gubernia) in 1905. She had three sisters; Sarah
Lechersack-Kagan, age 25, emigrated to New York in 1909. I don't know
anything about the other sisters.

According to my aunt, Schifre had been working with an anti-tsarist
'underground' newspaper and was put in jail. Her uncle >from Riga bailed
her out and took her to his home. She emigrated to New York in December
1905 with a pillow and two candlesticks. On the passenger arrival list,
she was listed as Schifre Lechersak, dressmaker, age 22, resident of
Janowitz. She traveled alone going to an uncle Max Yenkin, Monroe St,
NY. I have not found this uncle by this name. Was he >from Latvia?
Vitebsk?

I have seen Kagan-Lekherzak (sp) in Latvian indexes, but have not sent
for further information - yet.

Thanks for your work.

Shelley K. Pollero
Severna Park, MD
rkpollero@...


Re: Why did they come to Latvia? #latvia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

Why Latvia?

My grandmother, Schifre Kagan, was born in 1883 in Vitebsk, Russia.
Her parents, Chaim Aron Kagan and Malka Lekherzak, were living in
Yanovichi (Vitebsk Gubernia) in 1905. She had three sisters; Sarah
Lechersack-Kagan, age 25, emigrated to New York in 1909. I don't know
anything about the other sisters.

According to my aunt, Schifre had been working with an anti-tsarist
'underground' newspaper and was put in jail. Her uncle >from Riga bailed
her out and took her to his home. She emigrated to New York in December
1905 with a pillow and two candlesticks. On the passenger arrival list,
she was listed as Schifre Lechersak, dressmaker, age 22, resident of
Janowitz. She traveled alone going to an uncle Max Yenkin, Monroe St,
NY. I have not found this uncle by this name. Was he >from Latvia?
Vitebsk?

I have seen Kagan-Lekherzak (sp) in Latvian indexes, but have not sent
for further information - yet.

Thanks for your work.

Shelley K. Pollero
Severna Park, MD
rkpollero@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia RE: latvia digest: May 23, 2011 #latvia

Martin Fineberg <mfineberg4@...>
 

Jordan I am searching for the Nathanson and Oberlender family in Jelgava.
Through your translations to date I have found the names of a great-aunt
and my great grandmothers first name. Thank you so much for what you
have done.

Marty Fineberg
USA


Re: latvia digest: May 23, 2011 #latvia

Martin Fineberg <mfineberg4@...>
 

Jordan I am searching for the Nathanson and Oberlender family in Jelgava.
Through your translations to date I have found the names of a great-aunt
and my great grandmothers first name. Thank you so much for what you
have done.

Marty Fineberg
USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia re Latvian Records. #latvia

anne brest Photographics <digitalphoto@...>
 

Hallo Latvian SIGGERS,

Latvian records: When I first started tracing my family tree, I discounted
people who were not >from the varius shetetles my family were from. But not
anymore. Since reading Christine Usdin's records, I can see so clearly that a
person was born in one shtetle, died in another, and how there was a wave of
emmigration >from Lithuania to Latvia. I have heard people say they are
from Poland, but meantime, they originated in Lithuania or Latvia. So now I
read Christine Usdin's reports daily, every shtetle, looking for familiar
family names.

It's so true what Christine Usdin is saying, that for so many roots are not
important, but they are, and because those who went before us, live on
through us. We carry their genes, even though we never met them, and for
some, have never heard of them. I can't understand people not wanting to
know more about the very souls whose blood runs through our veins.

Why Latvia, and why Lithuania? I have always had a theory, that a huge
proportion of the Jews in Latvia and Lithuania were >from the Spanish
Inquisition. I know many Lapidoth (Lapidus) ended up in Holland (>from
Spain), all Christian people today, one family I know >from email, aware of
their Jewish Origins. How many generations would the Jews have been in
Latvia would you say? I have found many people with my own family names,
but to know if they are related or not, is another story. I am sure the
same is true for a lot of people on LatvianSIG, and possibly this is why you
have not heard >from all that many? Many they see the names, but not sure if
these are their own family members, or not. The chances are, that they
are, which is why I am keeping records of all names which I am searching,
but so hard to get the Proof of this.

Once again, as I have done before, I thank you for everything you are doing,
and for the wonderful photos which accompany your postings daily. Gives us
that wonderful insight. Makes me able to picture my ancestors walking in
those streets, and buying at the Marketplace, because although I know the
names of my Ancestors going back about 10 generations, it's only a name, and
so hard to imagine them as real living people, just like everyone reading
this Digest is. To my children, my Grandparents are just Sepia photographs
on the the Wall,

My little great-niece laughed in utter disbelief when I once showed her some
old family photos. She found it totally unbelievable that her Grandpa had a
Father of his own, and even a Grandfather of his own. her
Great-Grandmother (my Mother) is 90 years of age, and when I tried to
explain to her that her Great-Grandmother also had a Mom and Grandmom and so
on, the child thought I was crazy. Now she is becoming interested in
knowing more, and starting to believe it all!

It's good to show children photos and it does make them curious about their
roots.

Genealogy and the search for our families should ideally start in childhood,
while Grandparents and Great Grandparents are still alive. Do I regret now
not asking all my 4 Grandparents some questions when they were all alive?

I hope I am not veering OFF the point, but this is a general chat message
about our roots and our heritage, I'm not just doing "family chat" for the
sake of it. I hope that this gets printed?

Best wishes,

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa
RESEARCHING - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN, BENSON,
SEIDER (Krustpils, (Kreutzberg) Latvia ], MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland,
Latvia) , BREST (Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVKIN and
CHEIN (Zagare, Lithuania)
GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (near Chelm, Poland)
NASATIR (Lithuania)


Latvia SIG #Latvia What country did our ancestors come from? #latvia

Sue Levy <slevy@...>
 

In response to Christine Usdin's question, I think it's worth noting that
Latvia is a fairly modern name for a piece of territory that was formerly
divided into regions that transcended today's borders.

My grandmother, Hinde-Gite Gutman, was born in Friedrichstadt (Jaunjelgava)
in the 1880s. her country was then known as Courland, and >from the maps I
have seen, Courland extended across the southern part of Latvia into the
north of Lithuania. So when her grandmother married Abram Weiner, a man from
Birzhai, that lies across today's border in Lithuania, she really married a
man >from her own region of Courland and he came to live in Friedrichstadt.
While the two towns are not far apart, they would have been a real journey
in the mid 1880s.

I imagine many young men travelled in search of a wife, as well as for other
reasons such as trade.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia


re Latvian Records. #latvia

anne brest Photographics <digitalphoto@...>
 

Hallo Latvian SIGGERS,

Latvian records: When I first started tracing my family tree, I discounted
people who were not >from the varius shetetles my family were from. But not
anymore. Since reading Christine Usdin's records, I can see so clearly that a
person was born in one shtetle, died in another, and how there was a wave of
emmigration >from Lithuania to Latvia. I have heard people say they are
from Poland, but meantime, they originated in Lithuania or Latvia. So now I
read Christine Usdin's reports daily, every shtetle, looking for familiar
family names.

It's so true what Christine Usdin is saying, that for so many roots are not
important, but they are, and because those who went before us, live on
through us. We carry their genes, even though we never met them, and for
some, have never heard of them. I can't understand people not wanting to
know more about the very souls whose blood runs through our veins.

Why Latvia, and why Lithuania? I have always had a theory, that a huge
proportion of the Jews in Latvia and Lithuania were >from the Spanish
Inquisition. I know many Lapidoth (Lapidus) ended up in Holland (>from
Spain), all Christian people today, one family I know >from email, aware of
their Jewish Origins. How many generations would the Jews have been in
Latvia would you say? I have found many people with my own family names,
but to know if they are related or not, is another story. I am sure the
same is true for a lot of people on LatvianSIG, and possibly this is why you
have not heard >from all that many? Many they see the names, but not sure if
these are their own family members, or not. The chances are, that they
are, which is why I am keeping records of all names which I am searching,
but so hard to get the Proof of this.

Once again, as I have done before, I thank you for everything you are doing,
and for the wonderful photos which accompany your postings daily. Gives us
that wonderful insight. Makes me able to picture my ancestors walking in
those streets, and buying at the Marketplace, because although I know the
names of my Ancestors going back about 10 generations, it's only a name, and
so hard to imagine them as real living people, just like everyone reading
this Digest is. To my children, my Grandparents are just Sepia photographs
on the the Wall,

My little great-niece laughed in utter disbelief when I once showed her some
old family photos. She found it totally unbelievable that her Grandpa had a
Father of his own, and even a Grandfather of his own. her
Great-Grandmother (my Mother) is 90 years of age, and when I tried to
explain to her that her Great-Grandmother also had a Mom and Grandmom and so
on, the child thought I was crazy. Now she is becoming interested in
knowing more, and starting to believe it all!

It's good to show children photos and it does make them curious about their
roots.

Genealogy and the search for our families should ideally start in childhood,
while Grandparents and Great Grandparents are still alive. Do I regret now
not asking all my 4 Grandparents some questions when they were all alive?

I hope I am not veering OFF the point, but this is a general chat message
about our roots and our heritage, I'm not just doing "family chat" for the
sake of it. I hope that this gets printed?

Best wishes,

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa
RESEARCHING - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN, BENSON,
SEIDER (Krustpils, (Kreutzberg) Latvia ], MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland,
Latvia) , BREST (Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVKIN and
CHEIN (Zagare, Lithuania)
GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (near Chelm, Poland)
NASATIR (Lithuania)


What country did our ancestors come from? #latvia

Sue Levy <slevy@...>
 

In response to Christine Usdin's question, I think it's worth noting that
Latvia is a fairly modern name for a piece of territory that was formerly
divided into regions that transcended today's borders.

My grandmother, Hinde-Gite Gutman, was born in Friedrichstadt (Jaunjelgava)
in the 1880s. her country was then known as Courland, and >from the maps I
have seen, Courland extended across the southern part of Latvia into the
north of Lithuania. So when her grandmother married Abram Weiner, a man from
Birzhai, that lies across today's border in Lithuania, she really married a
man >from her own region of Courland and he came to live in Friedrichstadt.
While the two towns are not far apart, they would have been a real journey
in the mid 1880s.

I imagine many young men travelled in search of a wife, as well as for other
reasons such as trade.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia


Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland Meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 #general

Bravo, Kenneth <kbravo@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be
held on Wednesday June 1, 2010, at 7:30 pm at Menorah Park, Miller Board
Room, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, Ohio. The featured speaker will be
JGSC member, Sean Martin, Ph.D., Associate Curator for Jewish History at
the Western Reserve Historical Society, presenting "The Jewish
Connection: Jews and Crime in Twentieth Century Cleveland."

As always, there is no charge and visitors are welcome.

Rebecca Werman
Vice President, Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
rifcawerman@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland Meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 #general

Bravo, Kenneth <kbravo@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be
held on Wednesday June 1, 2010, at 7:30 pm at Menorah Park, Miller Board
Room, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, Ohio. The featured speaker will be
JGSC member, Sean Martin, Ph.D., Associate Curator for Jewish History at
the Western Reserve Historical Society, presenting "The Jewish
Connection: Jews and Crime in Twentieth Century Cleveland."

As always, there is no charge and visitors are welcome.

Rebecca Werman
Vice President, Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
rifcawerman@...


Announcement - Sub-Carpathia Portal and Research Group mail list #hungary

Marshall Katz
 

A Sub-Carpathia Research Group mail list has been created for researchers
with Jewish roots in villages and towns located in present-day Ukraine
but were formerly located in those parts of the pre-1918 Hungarian counties
of Bereg, Maramaros, Ugocsa and Ung, the 1918-1939 Czechoslovak territory
of
Podkarpatska Rus' (Subcarpathia Russia) and the inter-war Hungarian
territory called Carpatho-Ukraine.

Please note that while, today, parts of Bereg are in Hungary/Ukraine,
parts of
Maramaros are in Romania/Ukraine, parts of Ugocsa are in Romania/Ukraine
and
parts of Ung are in Slovakia/Ukraine, this discussion mail list is only
concerned with those parts of these four former Hungarian counties that are
in present-day Ukraine.

For those parts of Bereg in Hungary/Romania today, Maramaros in Romania
today, Ugocsa in Romania today and Ung in Slovakia today, visit Hungary
SIG or Romania SIG, but you are welcome to sign-up for this list, too.

Additionally, to complement the Sub-Carpathia Research Group mail list, a
Sub-Carpathia Portal (web site) was created for the specific purpose of
gathering, presenting and preserving genealogical and historical
information
about Jewish life in Sub-Carpathia in the former Hungarian counties of
Bereg, Maramaros, Ugocsa and Ung, as defined above. The web site portal is
always a work in-progress. Therefore, if you have content of interest to
all, to enrich the portal, please contact me via the e-mail link at the
portal.

To join the Sub-Carpathia Research Group mail list, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager/members_list.asp

To visit the Sub-Carpathia Portal (web site), go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/Sub-Carpathia/

Respectfully,
Marshall KATZ
Camp Hill, PA, USA


JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #hungary

bounce-2231396-772961@...
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Hungary SIG #Hungary JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #hungary

bounce-2231396-772961@...
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Hungary SIG #Hungary Announcement - Sub-Carpathia Portal and Research Group mail list #hungary

Marshall Katz
 

A Sub-Carpathia Research Group mail list has been created for researchers
with Jewish roots in villages and towns located in present-day Ukraine
but were formerly located in those parts of the pre-1918 Hungarian counties
of Bereg, Maramaros, Ugocsa and Ung, the 1918-1939 Czechoslovak territory
of
Podkarpatska Rus' (Subcarpathia Russia) and the inter-war Hungarian
territory called Carpatho-Ukraine.

Please note that while, today, parts of Bereg are in Hungary/Ukraine,
parts of
Maramaros are in Romania/Ukraine, parts of Ugocsa are in Romania/Ukraine
and
parts of Ung are in Slovakia/Ukraine, this discussion mail list is only
concerned with those parts of these four former Hungarian counties that are
in present-day Ukraine.

For those parts of Bereg in Hungary/Romania today, Maramaros in Romania
today, Ugocsa in Romania today and Ung in Slovakia today, visit Hungary
SIG or Romania SIG, but you are welcome to sign-up for this list, too.

Additionally, to complement the Sub-Carpathia Research Group mail list, a
Sub-Carpathia Portal (web site) was created for the specific purpose of
gathering, presenting and preserving genealogical and historical
information
about Jewish life in Sub-Carpathia in the former Hungarian counties of
Bereg, Maramaros, Ugocsa and Ung, as defined above. The web site portal is
always a work in-progress. Therefore, if you have content of interest to
all, to enrich the portal, please contact me via the e-mail link at the
portal.

To join the Sub-Carpathia Research Group mail list, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager/members_list.asp

To visit the Sub-Carpathia Portal (web site), go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/Sub-Carpathia/

Respectfully,
Marshall KATZ
Camp Hill, PA, USA


JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish
to submit data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR
(JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update
that will go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or
you can watch our screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission,
please contact me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish
to submit data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR
(JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update
that will go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or
you can watch our screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission,
please contact me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Latvia SIG #Latvia JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Latvia SIG #Latvia What country did our ancestors come from? #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Dear friends,

Why did they come to Latvia? Which reason? >from which country?
These questions seem absurd, but my paternal Grandfather said, that her
mother, Sarah Usdin, born to Kusiel Alterman was Polish. But according to
the 1875 recods, her father Kusiel was born in Vishki.

So my question is WHY LATVIA?

Christine Usdin


What country did our ancestors come from? #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Dear friends,

Why did they come to Latvia? Which reason? >from which country?
These questions seem absurd, but my paternal Grandfather said, that her
mother, Sarah Usdin, born to Kusiel Alterman was Polish. But according to
the 1875 recods, her father Kusiel was born in Vishki.

So my question is WHY LATVIA?

Christine Usdin


JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator