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Trip to Lithuania #general

Howard Margol
 

I hate to disappoint those of you who have been thinking about joining my
group trip to Lithuania, June 13-22, 2006. I originally limited the group size
to 20 but, due to the widespread interest in the trip, I extended the limit.
I now have 35 in the group and have decided to close it at that number.

If you would like to be on a waiting list, in case of any cancellations,
please let me know. I may, or may not, organize a group trip for June, 2007.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...

NOTICE - Please respond to me directly and not to the digest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trip to Lithuania #general

Howard Margol
 

I hate to disappoint those of you who have been thinking about joining my
group trip to Lithuania, June 13-22, 2006. I originally limited the group size
to 20 but, due to the widespread interest in the trip, I extended the limit.
I now have 35 in the group and have decided to close it at that number.

If you would like to be on a waiting list, in case of any cancellations,
please let me know. I may, or may not, organize a group trip for June, 2007.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...

NOTICE - Please respond to me directly and not to the digest.


Re: Searching for Louis MYERS (inventor?)-newspaper update #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Sara Sumner writes:

<<I am researching the BENSTIEN/BINSTEIN family >from Grodna. Specifically
Chaya Sarah SUMNER nee BINSTEIN. I have been told her older brother changed
his name >from Shmuel BINSTEIN to Louis MYERS when he came to America. I also
know he was an inventor. The only information I could find regarding a Louis
MYERS, inventor, was a mechanical pencil sharpener: Louis Myers Pencil
Sharpener Patented 1912 ~ Advertised 1913. Mechanical Products Co. Brooklyn,
NY. I tried to look up the information >from the US patent records but did
not have much luck online. Does anyone know where I could find this
information?>>

A search of US historical newspaper databases turned up the following
information on the inventor Louis Myers in "The Hartford Courant."

In a column titled "Connecticut Patents" these inventions by Louis Myers are
listed:

1903 - tabulating device for typewriters, bail retainer, and type bar
bearing
1904 - carriage shutting mechanism

In 1912 there is an obituary in for Mrs. Florence Myers of Hartford, widow
of Isaac, mother of surviving sons, Louis and Max, and daughter Esther
Herrup. There's also a later reference in social notes for this newspaper
to a "Mrs. Louis Myers" of Bridgeport.

There were many Jews >from Grodno who lived in Hartford, but no evidence here
that this family once had the surname Binstein or Benstein.
Nevertheless...it does appear that this same Louis Myers is the inventor you
are researching. Perhaps local Hartford historical information might yield
some clues as to whether this is the person you are seeking and Connecticut
might have its own patent records available for researching with more
details on this person.

Of note to researchers--the following two newspapers are very recent--and
welcomed--(fall 2005) additions to the ProQuest database: The Chicago
Defender (1909-1975 when completed in 2006) and The Hartford Courant
(1764-1984 when completed in 2006). Access to this database is available
free-of-charge through many public libraries and research institutions, to
university students and alumni, and through paid subscriptions to private
genealogical libraries.

Good luck!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Searching for Louis MYERS (inventor?)-newspaper update #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Sara Sumner writes:

<<I am researching the BENSTIEN/BINSTEIN family >from Grodna. Specifically
Chaya Sarah SUMNER nee BINSTEIN. I have been told her older brother changed
his name >from Shmuel BINSTEIN to Louis MYERS when he came to America. I also
know he was an inventor. The only information I could find regarding a Louis
MYERS, inventor, was a mechanical pencil sharpener: Louis Myers Pencil
Sharpener Patented 1912 ~ Advertised 1913. Mechanical Products Co. Brooklyn,
NY. I tried to look up the information >from the US patent records but did
not have much luck online. Does anyone know where I could find this
information?>>

A search of US historical newspaper databases turned up the following
information on the inventor Louis Myers in "The Hartford Courant."

In a column titled "Connecticut Patents" these inventions by Louis Myers are
listed:

1903 - tabulating device for typewriters, bail retainer, and type bar
bearing
1904 - carriage shutting mechanism

In 1912 there is an obituary in for Mrs. Florence Myers of Hartford, widow
of Isaac, mother of surviving sons, Louis and Max, and daughter Esther
Herrup. There's also a later reference in social notes for this newspaper
to a "Mrs. Louis Myers" of Bridgeport.

There were many Jews >from Grodno who lived in Hartford, but no evidence here
that this family once had the surname Binstein or Benstein.
Nevertheless...it does appear that this same Louis Myers is the inventor you
are researching. Perhaps local Hartford historical information might yield
some clues as to whether this is the person you are seeking and Connecticut
might have its own patent records available for researching with more
details on this person.

Of note to researchers--the following two newspapers are very recent--and
welcomed--(fall 2005) additions to the ProQuest database: The Chicago
Defender (1909-1975 when completed in 2006) and The Hartford Courant
(1764-1984 when completed in 2006). Access to this database is available
free-of-charge through many public libraries and research institutions, to
university students and alumni, and through paid subscriptions to private
genealogical libraries.

Good luck!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Trip to Lithuania #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I hate to disappoint those of you who have been thinking about joining my
group trip to Lithuania, June 13-22, 2006. I originally limited the group size
to 20 but, due to the widespread interest in the trip, I extended the limit.
I now have 35 in the group and have decided to close it at that number.

If you would like to be on a waiting list, in case of any cancellations,
please let me know. I may, or may not, organize a group trip for June, 2007.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...

NOTICE - Please respond to me directly and not to the digest.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Trip to Lithuania #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I hate to disappoint those of you who have been thinking about joining my
group trip to Lithuania, June 13-22, 2006. I originally limited the group size
to 20 but, due to the widespread interest in the trip, I extended the limit.
I now have 35 in the group and have decided to close it at that number.

If you would like to be on a waiting list, in case of any cancellations,
please let me know. I may, or may not, organize a group trip for June, 2007.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...

NOTICE - Please respond to me directly and not to the digest.


SILBERMAN, Golde and Peshe. Alytus or Kalvarija. Do you recognize? #lithuania

Golda Zewi
 

I have posted on ViewMate two photos of young SILBERMAN girls who according
to text

on the backside of the photos are cousins to my GOLDBERG family from

Zsaki, Lithuania. Photos are >from 1930 and 1933.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Golde SILBERMAN
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7194

Peshe SILBERMAN
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7195

If you recognize either of the girls, please respond privately to me at

goldazewi@...

Thanks in advance

Golda Zewi
Turku, Finland

Researching
KAGAN, COHEN, SHAPIRO >from Oshmyany Belarus
RAPPAPORT >from Kedainiai or Panevezys Lithuania
GOLDBERG >from Sakiai Lithunia
HIRSCHOWITSCH >from Oshmyany or Slonim Belarus
HOFFMAN >from Slonim or Kossovo Belarus


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SILBERMAN, Golde and Peshe. Alytus or Kalvarija. Do you recognize? #lithuania

Golda Zewi
 

I have posted on ViewMate two photos of young SILBERMAN girls who according
to text

on the backside of the photos are cousins to my GOLDBERG family from

Zsaki, Lithuania. Photos are >from 1930 and 1933.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Golde SILBERMAN
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7194

Peshe SILBERMAN
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7195

If you recognize either of the girls, please respond privately to me at

goldazewi@...

Thanks in advance

Golda Zewi
Turku, Finland

Researching
KAGAN, COHEN, SHAPIRO >from Oshmyany Belarus
RAPPAPORT >from Kedainiai or Panevezys Lithuania
GOLDBERG >from Sakiai Lithunia
HIRSCHOWITSCH >from Oshmyany or Slonim Belarus
HOFFMAN >from Slonim or Kossovo Belarus


Rabbinical research based on 18th century census records #lithuania

GDLProject@...
 

Two interesting articles pertaining to Rabbinical families and based on
eighteenth century bridging records have been published by Chaim Freedman
on the Jewish Family History Foundation website
< www.jewishfamilyhistory.org >.

One is the family of the Vilna Gaon and proves Freedman's research to
establish the relative ages and order of the Gaon's sons.

The other, a new article resulting >from study and comparison of the 1765
and 1784 censuses of the Jewish community of Salant, Lithuania reveals the
family of the famous Rabbi Yosef Zundel Salanter and provides the name of
a previously unknown ancestor.

The site includes other articles demonstrating the efficacy of
researching eighteenth century records >from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
(which in modern times became the territory included in Lithuania, Belarus,
parts of Poland and Ukraine.)

David Hoffman, Ph.D.
President
Jewish Family History Foundation
< www.jewishfamilyhistory.org >


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Rabbinical research based on 18th century census records #lithuania

GDLProject@...
 

Two interesting articles pertaining to Rabbinical families and based on
eighteenth century bridging records have been published by Chaim Freedman
on the Jewish Family History Foundation website
< www.jewishfamilyhistory.org >.

One is the family of the Vilna Gaon and proves Freedman's research to
establish the relative ages and order of the Gaon's sons.

The other, a new article resulting >from study and comparison of the 1765
and 1784 censuses of the Jewish community of Salant, Lithuania reveals the
family of the famous Rabbi Yosef Zundel Salanter and provides the name of
a previously unknown ancestor.

The site includes other articles demonstrating the efficacy of
researching eighteenth century records >from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
(which in modern times became the territory included in Lithuania, Belarus,
parts of Poland and Ukraine.)

David Hoffman, Ph.D.
President
Jewish Family History Foundation
< www.jewishfamilyhistory.org >


Researching Franz SPANDOW in Pyritz early 1800 #germany

Jan BOUSSE <janbousse@...>
 

Hello,
I am trying to find with whom Franz SPANDOW was married. I know that he
lived in Pyritz in 1812, at the name adoption that year he kept the name
Franz SPANDOW. It seems he did not move to Berlin, but there are two SPANDOW
there: Moses SPANDOW and Abraham SPANDOW, both with connections to Pyritz.
[Pyritz is now Pyrzyce in Poland.]

According to Jacob Jacobson, Moses SPANDOW was born 15 Dec. 1820 in Pyritz,
Moses was a "Tuchhaendler", became Berlin citizen 15 May 1846. At that time
it is said that his father was a wool merchant in Pyritz (I think possibly
Franz SPANDOW, there seems to be no other SPANDOW in Pyritz).

The other one is Abraham SPANDOW, born 15 September 1825 in Pyritz. He
married 30 Dec. 1851 Agnes Pauline, daughter of Samuel Simon MEYER from
Dantzig. It was said then that his father was deceased. Again I suppose that
the father was Franz SPANDOW.

However, >from the Centrum Judaicum in Berlin I received somewhat different
data about the two men in Berlin.
Moses SPANDOW was born 20.12.1820, not said where. He died in Berlin
26.06.1895, was buried the same day. His death was registered in the
Standesamt Tempelhof-Schoeneberg.
Abraham Samuel Albert SPANDOW was born 15.09.1826 in Pyritz. He died in
Berlin 12.05.1885 and was buried 15.05.1885. There are more details that I
can give if someone is interested (Lars MENK, you perhaps?). His death was
registered in the Standesamt Mitte.

However, the Centrum Judaicum declares that according to their records
Abraham was not married!

Up to now no source has been able to indicate who was Franz SPANDOW's wife
and the mother of these two other men. That means that I want to search in
the Pyritz archives. Pyritz is now Pyrzyce in Poland. I find no state
archives there, perhaps it comes under Stettin/Szczecin. Anybody can give me
a hint for that research?

I hope that at least some of my questions can be answered. Thanks!

Jan Bousse, Oostende, Belgium <janbousse@...>


German SIG #Germany Researching Franz SPANDOW in Pyritz early 1800 #germany

Jan BOUSSE <janbousse@...>
 

Hello,
I am trying to find with whom Franz SPANDOW was married. I know that he
lived in Pyritz in 1812, at the name adoption that year he kept the name
Franz SPANDOW. It seems he did not move to Berlin, but there are two SPANDOW
there: Moses SPANDOW and Abraham SPANDOW, both with connections to Pyritz.
[Pyritz is now Pyrzyce in Poland.]

According to Jacob Jacobson, Moses SPANDOW was born 15 Dec. 1820 in Pyritz,
Moses was a "Tuchhaendler", became Berlin citizen 15 May 1846. At that time
it is said that his father was a wool merchant in Pyritz (I think possibly
Franz SPANDOW, there seems to be no other SPANDOW in Pyritz).

The other one is Abraham SPANDOW, born 15 September 1825 in Pyritz. He
married 30 Dec. 1851 Agnes Pauline, daughter of Samuel Simon MEYER from
Dantzig. It was said then that his father was deceased. Again I suppose that
the father was Franz SPANDOW.

However, >from the Centrum Judaicum in Berlin I received somewhat different
data about the two men in Berlin.
Moses SPANDOW was born 20.12.1820, not said where. He died in Berlin
26.06.1895, was buried the same day. His death was registered in the
Standesamt Tempelhof-Schoeneberg.
Abraham Samuel Albert SPANDOW was born 15.09.1826 in Pyritz. He died in
Berlin 12.05.1885 and was buried 15.05.1885. There are more details that I
can give if someone is interested (Lars MENK, you perhaps?). His death was
registered in the Standesamt Mitte.

However, the Centrum Judaicum declares that according to their records
Abraham was not married!

Up to now no source has been able to indicate who was Franz SPANDOW's wife
and the mother of these two other men. That means that I want to search in
the Pyritz archives. Pyritz is now Pyrzyce in Poland. I find no state
archives there, perhaps it comes under Stettin/Szczecin. Anybody can give me
a hint for that research?

I hope that at least some of my questions can be answered. Thanks!

Jan Bousse, Oostende, Belgium <janbousse@...>


VM: Death record translation needed (Russian ?). #general

Sandra B Landers
 

Dear fellow genners:
I would greatly appreciate it if someone would be kind enough to translate
the Death Record of Szejna FURMANOWICZ whom I believe is my Great-grandmother.
I think that it is written in Russian. It can be viewed at VM7196. I
would like to know what the entire documents says, especially names, places and
dates.

Thank you in advance for any help you can give. Please respond privately.
Sandy Landers
Tamarac, Florida
SBLdezynr@...

Also researching: FURMANOWICZ, SHECHTMAN/SCHECHTMAN,
KHAIT/KYTE/HAIT,MOSKOWITZ

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct link to this image is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7196


VM: Russian Translation #general

Laufer, Shmuel
 

I am looking for help translating birth and marriage certificates from
Russian, please.

I am specifically looking for names and dates in these documents.

If you can help, please respond to laufers@...

Description: Birth Certificate Zelek Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7200

Birth Certificate of Efraim Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7197

Birth Certificate Estera Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7198

Birth Certificate Lea Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7199

Birth Certificate Sara Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7201

Best Regards

Shmuel Laufer
Rehovot - Israel


Researching: LAUFER (Przasnysz- Poland), BERKOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland),
JANKEFOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland), WIATRAK (Przasnysz- Poland), DOMB
(Pultusk-Poland), BRUCKMAN (Sarnaki-Poland), ZELAZO (Sarnaki-Poland),
MITELMAN (Chelm-Poland), TENERMAN (Dubienka-Poland), PRESCHEL
(Chernovich-Bukovina), SCHNAPP (Chernovich-Bukovina), LEDER
(Chernovich-Bukovina).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM: Death record translation needed (Russian ?). #general

Sandra B Landers
 

Dear fellow genners:
I would greatly appreciate it if someone would be kind enough to translate
the Death Record of Szejna FURMANOWICZ whom I believe is my Great-grandmother.
I think that it is written in Russian. It can be viewed at VM7196. I
would like to know what the entire documents says, especially names, places and
dates.

Thank you in advance for any help you can give. Please respond privately.
Sandy Landers
Tamarac, Florida
SBLdezynr@...

Also researching: FURMANOWICZ, SHECHTMAN/SCHECHTMAN,
KHAIT/KYTE/HAIT,MOSKOWITZ

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct link to this image is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7196


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM: Russian Translation #general

Laufer, Shmuel
 

I am looking for help translating birth and marriage certificates from
Russian, please.

I am specifically looking for names and dates in these documents.

If you can help, please respond to laufers@...

Description: Birth Certificate Zelek Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7200

Birth Certificate of Efraim Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7197

Birth Certificate Estera Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7198

Birth Certificate Lea Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7199

Birth Certificate Sara Laufer >from Przasnysz
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7201

Best Regards

Shmuel Laufer
Rehovot - Israel


Researching: LAUFER (Przasnysz- Poland), BERKOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland),
JANKEFOWICZ (Przasnysz- Poland), WIATRAK (Przasnysz- Poland), DOMB
(Pultusk-Poland), BRUCKMAN (Sarnaki-Poland), ZELAZO (Sarnaki-Poland),
MITELMAN (Chelm-Poland), TENERMAN (Dubienka-Poland), PRESCHEL
(Chernovich-Bukovina), SCHNAPP (Chernovich-Bukovina), LEDER
(Chernovich-Bukovina).


Marriage Certificate --Frieda Leff (1923) #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Dear Genners,

By error I ordered >from NYC Municipal Archives a copy of the Marriage of
Frieda LEFF to Samuel L. FELDHEIM. It was extracted and mailed to me. *But*,
this does not correspond to the Frieda Leff document I am seeking. Nor is
there any relationship I recognize in my family. Should anyone want the
copy (BRONX - 15 January, 1923) I would be happy to send it at no cost.
Thank you.
Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marriage Certificate --Frieda Leff (1923) #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Dear Genners,

By error I ordered >from NYC Municipal Archives a copy of the Marriage of
Frieda LEFF to Samuel L. FELDHEIM. It was extracted and mailed to me. *But*,
this does not correspond to the Frieda Leff document I am seeking. Nor is
there any relationship I recognize in my family. Should anyone want the
copy (BRONX - 15 January, 1923) I would be happy to send it at no cost.
Thank you.
Please respond privately.


Where did my Ancestors come from? #ukraine

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

Roy Mankovitz said "So, now when people ask me where my ancestors came from,
instead of saying Lithuania or the Ukraine, or Russia, I think my response will be:
I am a Jew - my family has not had a homeland for at least 100
generations."

Of course, that statement is not totally true because we have had our Homeland -
Israel - since 1948. But I feel like Roy feels. Although I am second generation
British born on one side of my family and third generation British born on another
side of my family, I always feel a Jew first. And proud of it too.
And maybe our sojourn in Britain or the USA or Australia or wherever will
eventually only prove a temporary one if (G'd forbid) we eventually have to flee
to Israel. Israel is our insurance, an insurance that our ancestors never had.

Can you imagine how they felt when their governments hated them, their neighbours
hated them and their neighbours attacked them in their homes, set fire to their
homes and even raped their women. No wonder they moved on.

I can go back to the beginning of the 1800's with my ancestors in Lithuania
(maternal) and Poland (paternal) and I too, like most amateur genealogists wonder
where they come >from before Lithuania Poland. I certainly know where they went to
after Lithuania and Poland. And I thank the Almighty that they wanted to get out
of these places so badly that they came to the UK.

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester England

Still researching:-

KAMINSKY (KAMENSHCHIK) >from Yanova (Jonava)and Zeimiai nr Kovno, Lithuania
2) Norron Eliazar, Harris, Joseph & Sarah DIAMOND >from Kovno Gubernia, Lithuania
3)  Newman, Emmanuel, Rachel & Esther LEVY and their parents Chana & Yehuda LEWIN
from KROSNIEWICE in Poland  
4)  Isaac & Rebecca COHEN  >from Poland 5) Chaim & Rebecca ESTRY (nee GROSSMAN)  
a glazier >from Poland
6)  GOLDBERG (possibly SCHELSINGER OR SCHELINGER or SCHLUZITEL) >from Vabalninkas,
Lithuania

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Where did my Ancestors come from? #ukraine

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

Roy Mankovitz said "So, now when people ask me where my ancestors came from,
instead of saying Lithuania or the Ukraine, or Russia, I think my response will be:
I am a Jew - my family has not had a homeland for at least 100
generations."

Of course, that statement is not totally true because we have had our Homeland -
Israel - since 1948. But I feel like Roy feels. Although I am second generation
British born on one side of my family and third generation British born on another
side of my family, I always feel a Jew first. And proud of it too.
And maybe our sojourn in Britain or the USA or Australia or wherever will
eventually only prove a temporary one if (G'd forbid) we eventually have to flee
to Israel. Israel is our insurance, an insurance that our ancestors never had.

Can you imagine how they felt when their governments hated them, their neighbours
hated them and their neighbours attacked them in their homes, set fire to their
homes and even raped their women. No wonder they moved on.

I can go back to the beginning of the 1800's with my ancestors in Lithuania
(maternal) and Poland (paternal) and I too, like most amateur genealogists wonder
where they come >from before Lithuania Poland. I certainly know where they went to
after Lithuania and Poland. And I thank the Almighty that they wanted to get out
of these places so badly that they came to the UK.

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester England

Still researching:-

KAMINSKY (KAMENSHCHIK) >from Yanova (Jonava)and Zeimiai nr Kovno, Lithuania
2) Norron Eliazar, Harris, Joseph & Sarah DIAMOND >from Kovno Gubernia, Lithuania
3)  Newman, Emmanuel, Rachel & Esther LEVY and their parents Chana & Yehuda LEWIN
from KROSNIEWICE in Poland  
4)  Isaac & Rebecca COHEN  >from Poland 5) Chaim & Rebecca ESTRY (nee GROSSMAN)  
a glazier >from Poland
6)  GOLDBERG (possibly SCHELSINGER OR SCHELINGER or SCHLUZITEL) >from Vabalninkas,
Lithuania

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from Ukraine genealogy & become a political issue. Any others on this topic will be
automatically deleted.