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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: First Name "Fanny" #ukraine

marantz <marantz@...>
 

I couldn't answer your question precisely, but my paternal grandmother's
first name Fanny mentioned on my father's documents was in reality Feigel.
This I have noticed a number of times.

Best regards.

Beba Marantz
Montreux, Switzerland

Fanny was the first name of many jewish women in the XIXth century.
Does someone know how it was written in yiddish and/or russian, and
wether it is the diminutive form of "stefania" like in many
languages, or the transcription of a specific jewish name ? Thank you

And thank you also for all those who some time ago had brought me
all the light for town's name "belocerkovo"

Alain

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Pleae sign all posts with name and location.


Re: First Name "Fanny" #ukraine

marantz <marantz@...>
 

I couldn't answer your question precisely, but my paternal grandmother's
first name Fanny mentioned on my father's documents was in reality Feigel.
This I have noticed a number of times.

Best regards.

Beba Marantz
Montreux, Switzerland

Fanny was the first name of many jewish women in the XIXth century.
Does someone know how it was written in yiddish and/or russian, and
wether it is the diminutive form of "stefania" like in many
languages, or the transcription of a specific jewish name ? Thank you

And thank you also for all those who some time ago had brought me
all the light for town's name "belocerkovo"

Alain

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Pleae sign all posts with name and location.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding descendants in Cuba #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

To the group
The last issue of DOROT featured an article about Jews in Cuba. The websites
given gave minimal information. When I was a child in Brooklyn in the early
forties I remember attending a wedding with my parents at which a large
contingent of landslayt came >from Cuba. The older generation sat around and
talked Yiddish while the younger generation >from Cuba danced Latin American
dances and spoke Spanish. Since my parents came >from Stavisht and Lukashifke
Gubernia of Kiev, I assume that these landslayt came >from those shtetlakh.
How can I track down descendants who may still be in Cuba?
Sincerely,
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Ganei Omer, Israel


Finding descendants in Cuba #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

To the group
The last issue of DOROT featured an article about Jews in Cuba. The websites
given gave minimal information. When I was a child in Brooklyn in the early
forties I remember attending a wedding with my parents at which a large
contingent of landslayt came >from Cuba. The older generation sat around and
talked Yiddish while the younger generation >from Cuba danced Latin American
dances and spoke Spanish. Since my parents came >from Stavisht and Lukashifke
Gubernia of Kiev, I assume that these landslayt came >from those shtetlakh.
How can I track down descendants who may still be in Cuba?
Sincerely,
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Ganei Omer, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Canadian Informed Consent For 2006 Census- More Than Half Gave Affirmative Response #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

2006 was the first year that the Canadian Census included questions
regarding permission to release of the information after 92 years. The
questions ( # 8, 53) required an affirmative response by each member of the
household in order for their census data to be made available when the
census is released in 2098.

Earlier this month Statistics Canada released the results of the informed
consent question, and 56% gave an affirmative response. Unfortunately, the
way the information has been released, the "no" responses, gave multiple
responses and "those who left the question blank were lumped together.

Future genealogists, will not be able to access information on 44% of those
in the 2006 census when the other information becomes public in 2098.

For those interested in reading the Census results go to:

Access the home page of Statistics Canada at www.statcan.ca/start.html
Under Tuesday, March 13, 2007 click the link for 'Population and dwelling
counts, 2006 Census
Scroll down the page to the paragraph heading 'Release of personal census
information after 92 years'.
Click the link for 'tabular form.

Jan Meisels Allen director, IAJGS
and Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Canadian Informed Consent For 2006 Census- More Than Half Gave Affirmative Response #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

2006 was the first year that the Canadian Census included questions
regarding permission to release of the information after 92 years. The
questions ( # 8, 53) required an affirmative response by each member of the
household in order for their census data to be made available when the
census is released in 2098.

Earlier this month Statistics Canada released the results of the informed
consent question, and 56% gave an affirmative response. Unfortunately, the
way the information has been released, the "no" responses, gave multiple
responses and "those who left the question blank were lumped together.

Future genealogists, will not be able to access information on 44% of those
in the 2006 census when the other information becomes public in 2098.

For those interested in reading the Census results go to:

Access the home page of Statistics Canada at www.statcan.ca/start.html
Under Tuesday, March 13, 2007 click the link for 'Population and dwelling
counts, 2006 Census
Scroll down the page to the paragraph heading 'Release of personal census
information after 92 years'.
Click the link for 'tabular form.

Jan Meisels Allen director, IAJGS
and Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago SMITH Success and follow-up #general

Batya Olsen
 

Dear JGenners,

In January I asked for help in locating records of my grandfather's
long lost brother, Harry SMITH. I received a number of helpful
replies (Thank you, again) one of which directed me to IRAD, the
Illinois Regional Archives Depositories. I inquired there about any
record of Harry becoming a citizen and very promptly received a
photocopy of the index card relating to his naturalization and
instructions on how to contact NARA for the actual records. I had not
seen NARA's on-line ordering service before and was very impressed by
the speed of their response (less than 2 weeks.) Learning when he
arrived, I was able to find his passenger manifest, including mention
of the town where my great grandfather lived in 1925, the names of
Harry's wife and two children as it appeared on the manifest, their
American names in his 1941 naturalization, and then their 1930 census
data.

Now having Harry's birthdate, I believe I've found Harry's date of
death >from the SSDI as well as his son, Joseph's date of death (from
the SSDI.) I've been trying to find obituaries for both of them to
both corroborate my assumptions and find out about more family members
(Harry's wife (Adele) and daughter (Lorraine) especially.) None of
the subscription services I have cover Chicago newspapers for August,
1977 (for Harry's obit) nor can I find any for Joseph (June 29, 2005.)
I've checked the Chicago Tribune on-line archives for Joseph with no
luck. Can anyone steer me to any other on-line resources for

Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA batyaolsen@...
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Tsikhovolya, BY),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN (DE), KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US),
RUNKIN, MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


Chicago SMITH Success and follow-up #general

Batya Olsen
 

Dear JGenners,

In January I asked for help in locating records of my grandfather's
long lost brother, Harry SMITH. I received a number of helpful
replies (Thank you, again) one of which directed me to IRAD, the
Illinois Regional Archives Depositories. I inquired there about any
record of Harry becoming a citizen and very promptly received a
photocopy of the index card relating to his naturalization and
instructions on how to contact NARA for the actual records. I had not
seen NARA's on-line ordering service before and was very impressed by
the speed of their response (less than 2 weeks.) Learning when he
arrived, I was able to find his passenger manifest, including mention
of the town where my great grandfather lived in 1925, the names of
Harry's wife and two children as it appeared on the manifest, their
American names in his 1941 naturalization, and then their 1930 census
data.

Now having Harry's birthdate, I believe I've found Harry's date of
death >from the SSDI as well as his son, Joseph's date of death (from
the SSDI.) I've been trying to find obituaries for both of them to
both corroborate my assumptions and find out about more family members
(Harry's wife (Adele) and daughter (Lorraine) especially.) None of
the subscription services I have cover Chicago newspapers for August,
1977 (for Harry's obit) nor can I find any for Joseph (June 29, 2005.)
I've checked the Chicago Tribune on-line archives for Joseph with no
luck. Can anyone steer me to any other on-line resources for

Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA batyaolsen@...
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Tsikhovolya, BY),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY), KELMAN (DE), KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY),
MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD (Sterling, Ill., US),
RUNKIN, MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kielce Town indexing in the JRI-Poland Kielce PSA project now includes 1903 #general

dprice dprice
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy to announce that the
indices to all the Jewish vital records of Kielce Town 1885-1903, 1902 and
1903 just recently obtained for indexing - not filmed by the LDS
(Mormons)-have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw as part of the
Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA) Project.

Kielce is located 101 kilometers NNE of Krakow in the Kielce area.

Neighboring towns within 20 miles include Daleszyce, Checiny, Sobkow,
Chmielnik, Bodzentyn, Malogoszcz, Jedrzejow, Pinczow and Szydlow.

Summary of Kielce Records being Indexed

Births: 4897, inc. 1902 and 1903

Marriages: 1590, inc. 1902 and 1903

Deaths: 1794, inc. 1902 and 1903

Surnames found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the Kielce indices.
(Number of entries follows the name)

ZYLBERSZTAJN (152), MANELA (101), GOLDBERG (99),GARFINKEL (98) KUPERBERG
(87), MOSKOWICZ (79), GOLDFARB (64), RAJZMAN (61), KOCHEN (56), CUKER (56),
GUTMAN (53), ROZENBERG (55), TENENBAUM (54), URBAJTEL (50), MACHTYNGER (52),
WAJNSZTOK (53), GOTFRYD (46), BEKERMAN (46), JAKUBOWICZ (44), JOSKOWICZ
(43), LEWKOWICZ (43), EJZENBERG (43), FEDERMAN (42), CWAJGEL (37), KANER
(36), FRYDMAN (36), FINKELSZTAJN (36), PASTERNAK (35), WAJSBROT (35)

If you would like to know the number of times any surname appears in the new
indices or more about the Kielce Town project, please contact me at:
dprice@...

Best wishes,

David Price, Toronto, Ont./Canada
Kielce Town Leader
Kielce PSA Project,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
<dprice@...>


Kielce Town indexing in the JRI-Poland Kielce PSA project now includes 1903 #general

dprice dprice
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy to announce that the
indices to all the Jewish vital records of Kielce Town 1885-1903, 1902 and
1903 just recently obtained for indexing - not filmed by the LDS
(Mormons)-have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw as part of the
Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA) Project.

Kielce is located 101 kilometers NNE of Krakow in the Kielce area.

Neighboring towns within 20 miles include Daleszyce, Checiny, Sobkow,
Chmielnik, Bodzentyn, Malogoszcz, Jedrzejow, Pinczow and Szydlow.

Summary of Kielce Records being Indexed

Births: 4897, inc. 1902 and 1903

Marriages: 1590, inc. 1902 and 1903

Deaths: 1794, inc. 1902 and 1903

Surnames found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the Kielce indices.
(Number of entries follows the name)

ZYLBERSZTAJN (152), MANELA (101), GOLDBERG (99),GARFINKEL (98) KUPERBERG
(87), MOSKOWICZ (79), GOLDFARB (64), RAJZMAN (61), KOCHEN (56), CUKER (56),
GUTMAN (53), ROZENBERG (55), TENENBAUM (54), URBAJTEL (50), MACHTYNGER (52),
WAJNSZTOK (53), GOTFRYD (46), BEKERMAN (46), JAKUBOWICZ (44), JOSKOWICZ
(43), LEWKOWICZ (43), EJZENBERG (43), FEDERMAN (42), CWAJGEL (37), KANER
(36), FRYDMAN (36), FINKELSZTAJN (36), PASTERNAK (35), WAJSBROT (35)

If you would like to know the number of times any surname appears in the new
indices or more about the Kielce Town project, please contact me at:
dprice@...

Best wishes,

David Price, Toronto, Ont./Canada
Kielce Town Leader
Kielce PSA Project,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
<dprice@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking RAKOVCHICK/RRAKOWCHICK from Minsk-Belarus To NY-David & Isadore #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I am seeking any information on these ansecteors of mine. The family
name is Rakovchick/Rakowschik. My great-grandfather was david and his
brother was Isadore. My great-grandfather was born about 1880-1883 and
his brother was born in 1887. They were both born in Minsk. I have
never been able to determine if they had any other siblings or what
happened to their parents.

Both were going by the shorter name of Rakoff when they were in
america. My great-grandfather David supposedly immigrated to canada
first in 1907 before coming to the states-NY on a train in June of
1917. I believe though that he may have first landed in England around
1904 and then went to Canada in 1907. I came across a 1904 ship
manifest >from Hamburg that list s him as Feiwel Rakowschik >from Minsk,
but have been unable to find the counter part in the canadian
manifests.

The brother Isadore immigrated to Canada in 1914 and I have found him
on the canadian manifests. Isadore then also arrived by train in NY in
1916. According to death records their parents were Moshe Aron &
Bertha/Becca Rakovchick. I have no information on what befell them or
any other children born to them. I am seeking any contacts with anyone
researching the same surname >from Minsk, in hopes of finding new
information. Both brothers settled in Brooklyn, NY and went by
Rakoff.

Sarah Greenberg(USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@...


Seeking RAKOVCHICK/RRAKOWCHICK from Minsk-Belarus To NY-David & Isadore #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

I am seeking any information on these ansecteors of mine. The family
name is Rakovchick/Rakowschik. My great-grandfather was david and his
brother was Isadore. My great-grandfather was born about 1880-1883 and
his brother was born in 1887. They were both born in Minsk. I have
never been able to determine if they had any other siblings or what
happened to their parents.

Both were going by the shorter name of Rakoff when they were in
america. My great-grandfather David supposedly immigrated to canada
first in 1907 before coming to the states-NY on a train in June of
1917. I believe though that he may have first landed in England around
1904 and then went to Canada in 1907. I came across a 1904 ship
manifest >from Hamburg that list s him as Feiwel Rakowschik >from Minsk,
but have been unable to find the counter part in the canadian
manifests.

The brother Isadore immigrated to Canada in 1914 and I have found him
on the canadian manifests. Isadore then also arrived by train in NY in
1916. According to death records their parents were Moshe Aron &
Bertha/Becca Rakovchick. I have no information on what befell them or
any other children born to them. I am seeking any contacts with anyone
researching the same surname >from Minsk, in hopes of finding new
information. Both brothers settled in Brooklyn, NY and went by
Rakoff.

Sarah Greenberg(USA-CT)
sacredsisters3@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fanny FRIEDMAN in Mt. Vernon, NY #general

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Dear Alan,

I don't remember the name of the Mt Vernon newspaper in 1951, but I
certainly would go look for her obit in it. The current newspaper that
subsumed all the others in Westchester is the Journal News. If you call the
Mt. Vernon Public Library, and ask the Reference Librarian to look up that
paper on that date and a couple of days after I would think that they would
find the obit. Then contact the Mt. Vernon City Clerk and ask for a Death
Certificate for Fanny. Between the two of them you should be able to find
the cemetery where she is buried, and the married names of her daughters.
When you find the cemetery, contact the office and ask who is maintaining
the graves or who arranged the burial. Usually, if you ask nicely they'll
tell you but if not ask if they will pass a letter on to that person. Write
a letter saying who you are and enclose a SASE asking them to contact you.
This usually works. If this doesn't work, ask the undertaker the same
questions. Also ask te cemetery if Fanny if she is in a Family plot and ask
who else is in there.

The Surrogates Court in Westchester may have a will for Fanny with the
married names of her daughters I'd look for all of them in the Westchester
phonebook (or switchboard, etc) (Wills are public records)

Actually, if she doesn't appear in the SSDI, maybe she married again, but
the above should help. Several synagogues have closed in Mt. Vernon but
some still persist. You might want to put a notice in the bulletins of the
remaining ones, asking if anyone remembers Fannie or her family. Look in
the Westchester County Yellow Pages under Synagogues.

Good Luck

Joe Fibel,
New Rochelle, NY
J G I D 1086


Fanny FRIEDMAN in Mt. Vernon, NY #general

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Dear Alan,

I don't remember the name of the Mt Vernon newspaper in 1951, but I
certainly would go look for her obit in it. The current newspaper that
subsumed all the others in Westchester is the Journal News. If you call the
Mt. Vernon Public Library, and ask the Reference Librarian to look up that
paper on that date and a couple of days after I would think that they would
find the obit. Then contact the Mt. Vernon City Clerk and ask for a Death
Certificate for Fanny. Between the two of them you should be able to find
the cemetery where she is buried, and the married names of her daughters.
When you find the cemetery, contact the office and ask who is maintaining
the graves or who arranged the burial. Usually, if you ask nicely they'll
tell you but if not ask if they will pass a letter on to that person. Write
a letter saying who you are and enclose a SASE asking them to contact you.
This usually works. If this doesn't work, ask the undertaker the same
questions. Also ask te cemetery if Fanny if she is in a Family plot and ask
who else is in there.

The Surrogates Court in Westchester may have a will for Fanny with the
married names of her daughters I'd look for all of them in the Westchester
phonebook (or switchboard, etc) (Wills are public records)

Actually, if she doesn't appear in the SSDI, maybe she married again, but
the above should help. Several synagogues have closed in Mt. Vernon but
some still persist. You might want to put a notice in the bulletins of the
remaining ones, asking if anyone remembers Fannie or her family. Look in
the Westchester County Yellow Pages under Synagogues.

Good Luck

Joe Fibel,
New Rochelle, NY
J G I D 1086


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS chapter in Southern New Jersey sought #general

ToadysFroggy <54amp5@...>
 

I will be moving to Southern New Jersey in a week and a half and was
wondering if anyone knows if there is a chapter of the JGS in either
South Jersey or Philadelphia.

I know that the Greater Philadelphia chapter meets in or near Media
and that is just too far for me to go.

Any assistance, would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!!

Sharon F. Yampell
New Jersey
(Yampell/Yampolsky/Jambolzki -/Wolowitz/Wolovitz-/Buchalter-/Lessing)


JGS chapter in Southern New Jersey sought #general

ToadysFroggy <54amp5@...>
 

I will be moving to Southern New Jersey in a week and a half and was
wondering if anyone knows if there is a chapter of the JGS in either
South Jersey or Philadelphia.

I know that the Greater Philadelphia chapter meets in or near Media
and that is just too far for me to go.

Any assistance, would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!!

Sharon F. Yampell
New Jersey
(Yampell/Yampolsky/Jambolzki -/Wolowitz/Wolovitz-/Buchalter-/Lessing)


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica GUNDELFINGER #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Hello!

I am trying to contact Clifford Gundle who lives in
London in regard to discussing with him the
GUNDELFINGER family >from Ichenhausen in Bavaria. If
anyone can help me to contact him, I would be very
happy.

Please respond to me privately.

Adam Yamey, London, UK

<adamandlopa@...>


GUNDELFINGER #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Hello!

I am trying to contact Clifford Gundle who lives in
London in regard to discussing with him the
GUNDELFINGER family >from Ichenhausen in Bavaria. If
anyone can help me to contact him, I would be very
happy.

Please respond to me privately.

Adam Yamey, London, UK

<adamandlopa@...>


JRI Poland #Poland Followup: funding target for Kielce Town indexing in the JRI-Poland Kielce PSA project #poland

dprice dprice
 

As the Kielce Town Leader of the Kielce PSA Project I would like to say that
the indexes for the Kielce 1885-1903 BMD need only $600 to reach the target
to allow for their release. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated,
and donations of at least $100 will entitle the donor to obtain their copy
of an EXCEL spreadsheet.

David Price, Toronto, Ont./Canada
Kielce Town Leader
Kielce PSA Project,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
<dprice@...>


Followup: funding target for Kielce Town indexing in the JRI-Poland Kielce PSA project #poland

dprice dprice
 

As the Kielce Town Leader of the Kielce PSA Project I would like to say that
the indexes for the Kielce 1885-1903 BMD need only $600 to reach the target
to allow for their release. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated,
and donations of at least $100 will entitle the donor to obtain their copy
of an EXCEL spreadsheet.

David Price, Toronto, Ont./Canada
Kielce Town Leader
Kielce PSA Project,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
<dprice@...>