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Yizkor Book Project November 2005 update #general

Joyce Field
 

We are again approaching the end of a year, which has been busy and
successful for the Yizkor Book Project, but we are not sitting idly
by. We continually add new translations, thanks to our dedicated
donors and project coordinators and our remarkable volunteer staff.

In November we put online 8 updates and 5 new entries, which are all
accessible >from http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.
New translations are flagged for a month to make it easy for you to
identify them. If you are looking for a translation, the place to
check is the alphabetical listing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

We received an encouraging response >from last month's appeal for more
translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot series, and we repeat that
request this month. Each volume covers a specific geographical area:
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia & Estonia, Libya, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Poland (7 volumes), Romania (2 volumes), Slovakia,
Yugoslavia. There is a separate "chapter" for each town. We are
desirous of getting the translated tables of contents for the
following Pinkasim online: Netherlands, Libya, and Germany. Contact
me privately if you have any questions or if you can translate >from
these Hebrew volumes, which are very important as they contain
information on many communities too small to have an entire yizkor
book devoted to them.

New entries:

-Alytus, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1
-Kedainiai, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1
-Krekanava, Lithuania: Yahadut Lita
-Obeliai ("Abel"), Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Saukotas, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brest, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Krynki, Poland
-Novogrudok, Belarus

Please consider making a donation to the yizkor book translation
projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
and include a generous contribution to JewishGen, which provides the
infrastructure to make this project possible. Your contribution will
help pay for the translation of these books, making their information
available to all researchers.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project November 2005 update #general

Joyce Field
 

We are again approaching the end of a year, which has been busy and
successful for the Yizkor Book Project, but we are not sitting idly
by. We continually add new translations, thanks to our dedicated
donors and project coordinators and our remarkable volunteer staff.

In November we put online 8 updates and 5 new entries, which are all
accessible >from http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.
New translations are flagged for a month to make it easy for you to
identify them. If you are looking for a translation, the place to
check is the alphabetical listing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

We received an encouraging response >from last month's appeal for more
translations >from the Pinkas HaKehillot series, and we repeat that
request this month. Each volume covers a specific geographical area:
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia & Estonia, Libya, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Poland (7 volumes), Romania (2 volumes), Slovakia,
Yugoslavia. There is a separate "chapter" for each town. We are
desirous of getting the translated tables of contents for the
following Pinkasim online: Netherlands, Libya, and Germany. Contact
me privately if you have any questions or if you can translate >from
these Hebrew volumes, which are very important as they contain
information on many communities too small to have an entire yizkor
book devoted to them.

New entries:

-Alytus, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1
-Kedainiai, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1
-Krekanava, Lithuania: Yahadut Lita
-Obeliai ("Abel"), Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita
-Saukotas, Lithuania: Pinkas HaKehillot Lita

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brest, Poland
-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dabrowa, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Krynki, Poland
-Novogrudok, Belarus

Please consider making a donation to the yizkor book translation
projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
and include a generous contribution to JewishGen, which provides the
infrastructure to make this project possible. Your contribution will
help pay for the translation of these books, making their information
available to all researchers.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...


new article in Belarus SIG newsletter #general

Fran Bock
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Please click on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

for another memoir recounting experiences in Belarus and emigration to
the U.S. This account represents a success story for researcher Shana
Egan, with major credit to the resources of JewishGen.

Frances A. Bock
Editor, Belarus SIG Newsletter


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen new article in Belarus SIG newsletter #general

Fran Bock
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

Please click on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

for another memoir recounting experiences in Belarus and emigration to
the U.S. This account represents a success story for researcher Shana
Egan, with major credit to the resources of JewishGen.

Frances A. Bock
Editor, Belarus SIG Newsletter


RAAS; Alsace Lorraine, France, to San Francisco, CA; 1870 on #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

Looking for information regarding the RAAS family of San Francisco, CA,

with roots in Alsace Lorraine, France. In 1869, Emanuel RAAS born 1828 or 1838)
married Ernestine BLUM in California (born 1849 in Alsace Lorraine) and had:
Charles (born 1881), who married Adele REHFISCH in San Francisco;
Alfred (sometimes Ralph; 1873-1945) RASS married Ida FISCHER;
and Palmyre, born 1875. Unknown if there were other siblings,
but other Raas individuals in San Francisco include:
Albert RAAS (born 1865) married Hortense LYONS (1872-1967);
Joseph C. Rass (nephew of Emanuel; born Texas 1865) married Ida LYONS
(born 1870; Hortense Lyon's sister);
Arthur, Andre, and Blanche RAAS, all siblings; parents unknown.
Also trying to figure out the exact connection, if any, between these San Francisco
RAAS families and the RAAS family of New Orleans, who were also >from Alsace Lorraine.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RAAS; Alsace Lorraine, France, to San Francisco, CA; 1870 on #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

Looking for information regarding the RAAS family of San Francisco, CA,

with roots in Alsace Lorraine, France. In 1869, Emanuel RAAS born 1828 or 1838)
married Ernestine BLUM in California (born 1849 in Alsace Lorraine) and had:
Charles (born 1881), who married Adele REHFISCH in San Francisco;
Alfred (sometimes Ralph; 1873-1945) RASS married Ida FISCHER;
and Palmyre, born 1875. Unknown if there were other siblings,
but other Raas individuals in San Francisco include:
Albert RAAS (born 1865) married Hortense LYONS (1872-1967);
Joseph C. Rass (nephew of Emanuel; born Texas 1865) married Ida LYONS
(born 1870; Hortense Lyon's sister);
Arthur, Andre, and Blanche RAAS, all siblings; parents unknown.
Also trying to figure out the exact connection, if any, between these San Francisco
RAAS families and the RAAS family of New Orleans, who were also >from Alsace Lorraine.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@...


Surname JEWUSIAK #general

Michael and Julie Weigel <theweigels@...>
 

I am inquiring about the surname JEWUSIAK, >from the village of Toshia,
county of Gorlice, country of Poland.

Any information about this surname would be much appreciated.

Michael Weigel, Goose Creek, SC (near Charleston, SC)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please enter your search in the JewishGen Family
Finder (JGFF) at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/. This will greatly
inclrease your chances of finding a match.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surname JEWUSIAK #general

Michael and Julie Weigel <theweigels@...>
 

I am inquiring about the surname JEWUSIAK, >from the village of Toshia,
county of Gorlice, country of Poland.

Any information about this surname would be much appreciated.

Michael Weigel, Goose Creek, SC (near Charleston, SC)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please enter your search in the JewishGen Family
Finder (JGFF) at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/. This will greatly
inclrease your chances of finding a match.


Searching: HARRIS Family - Pennsylvania, USA #general

Michael Trapunsky <trapunsky@...>
 

Hi all,

I am searching for members of a HARRIS family >from Pottsville and
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA >from the 1920's and on. Supposedly, Mr.
HARRIS sold supplies to Miners who worked in Pottsville and Philadelphia, PA.

They may have somehow been related to my PIETRUCH / PETROOK family
from the UK.
If anyone knows anything about this family I would really appreciate
hearing back >from you.

Thanks very much,

Michael Trapunsky
Queens, New York, USA
trapunsky@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: HARRIS Family - Pennsylvania, USA #general

Michael Trapunsky <trapunsky@...>
 

Hi all,

I am searching for members of a HARRIS family >from Pottsville and
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA >from the 1920's and on. Supposedly, Mr.
HARRIS sold supplies to Miners who worked in Pottsville and Philadelphia, PA.

They may have somehow been related to my PIETRUCH / PETROOK family
from the UK.
If anyone knows anything about this family I would really appreciate
hearing back >from you.

Thanks very much,

Michael Trapunsky
Queens, New York, USA
trapunsky@...


contacting Union of Writers in Moscow #general

Lawrence Arem <arem645@...>
 

Does anyone know the best way to contact the Union of Writers in Moscow? I
have just found out I have a cousin who is listed in it. I can't find an
e-mail address and I've had no luck writing.
Thanks,
Marcia Arem Philadelphia

BEZRUCHKIN- Urechye, Slutsk, Bobruisk
LEVIN- Urechye, Slutsk, Bobruisk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen contacting Union of Writers in Moscow #general

Lawrence Arem <arem645@...>
 

Does anyone know the best way to contact the Union of Writers in Moscow? I
have just found out I have a cousin who is listed in it. I can't find an
e-mail address and I've had no luck writing.
Thanks,
Marcia Arem Philadelphia

BEZRUCHKIN- Urechye, Slutsk, Bobruisk
LEVIN- Urechye, Slutsk, Bobruisk


help in finding someone who died in the 1918 flu epidemic #general

Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

Hello again fellow Genners,

I had my hopes up that I woud be able to find certain things during my
recent trip to the US but no such luck (I did, however, have great success
with other information which I am now beginning to add to our tree).

If any of you out there have any suggestions as where to look next, I would
appreciate them.

My ggm, Adeline KADETSKY WATERS HYMOFF was supposed to have died in Boston
on Christmas Eve of 1918 during the flu epidemic and to be buried in Mt Vale
Cemetery in Woburn, MA. Well, she is most definitely not in that cemetery,
as it is very small and the latest graves are >from the 1840's (we checked
each and every headstone). I then went to the Massachusetts and Boston
Vital Records Administrations and they have no record of her death between
1916 and 1921. There are also no records of her marriage to my ggf around
1890 and I suspect they married in New York, where both were prior to at
least 1891. I'm going to look there next and hope to find something out at
least regarding their marriage.

Any ideas regarding where to locate a death record when so many people were
dying and panic was all around? I had hoped to find her grave to find out
her father's name and any other vital records that could point me one
generation further back as I am stuck at her past - she was quite the
mystery lady. And she married a man who seems to have had no past. I
cannot find out where he was born except for "Lublin, Russian Poland,
September, 1868" and JRI has no records on him. So I am stymied at the
moment. Any information on them previous to the 1900 US census will be
greatly helpful

Thanks for any help.

Jenni HYMOFF
Canary Islands,
Researching
HYMOFF and KADETSKY >from Poland and
KRAVETSKY and REDLER >from Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help in finding someone who died in the 1918 flu epidemic #general

Jenni Hymoff Koeppel
 

Hello again fellow Genners,

I had my hopes up that I woud be able to find certain things during my
recent trip to the US but no such luck (I did, however, have great success
with other information which I am now beginning to add to our tree).

If any of you out there have any suggestions as where to look next, I would
appreciate them.

My ggm, Adeline KADETSKY WATERS HYMOFF was supposed to have died in Boston
on Christmas Eve of 1918 during the flu epidemic and to be buried in Mt Vale
Cemetery in Woburn, MA. Well, she is most definitely not in that cemetery,
as it is very small and the latest graves are >from the 1840's (we checked
each and every headstone). I then went to the Massachusetts and Boston
Vital Records Administrations and they have no record of her death between
1916 and 1921. There are also no records of her marriage to my ggf around
1890 and I suspect they married in New York, where both were prior to at
least 1891. I'm going to look there next and hope to find something out at
least regarding their marriage.

Any ideas regarding where to locate a death record when so many people were
dying and panic was all around? I had hoped to find her grave to find out
her father's name and any other vital records that could point me one
generation further back as I am stuck at her past - she was quite the
mystery lady. And she married a man who seems to have had no past. I
cannot find out where he was born except for "Lublin, Russian Poland,
September, 1868" and JRI has no records on him. So I am stymied at the
moment. Any information on them previous to the 1900 US census will be
greatly helpful

Thanks for any help.

Jenni HYMOFF
Canary Islands,
Researching
HYMOFF and KADETSKY >from Poland and
KRAVETSKY and REDLER >from Ukraine


WW1 (UK) Alien registration records #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

This is in response to inquiries >from those still interested in knowing
where I obtained the WW1 (UK) alien registration records for my great
grandparents, Solomon & Sarah Isaacs who emigrated >from Poland in the early
1870's and settled in Birmingham, England. (Please note: I've already
responded in person to several inquiries.)

Solomon & Sarah Isaacs' alien registration records are >from the West
Midlands Police Station in Birmingham where all of the local - *Birmingham
only* - WWI alien registration records are maintained (and have been
digitized). Two years ago I reviewed all of the records (in more than 20
old ledgers!), looking for my ancestors.

Unless one's foreign born ancestors were living in Birmingham during the
1st World War - and therefore required to register as resident aliens with
the police there- their alien registration records would *not* be in
Birmingham.

My suggestion to researchers interested in obtaining copies of their
ancestors' WWI alien registration records is that they check with the
authorities in the city where their ancestors settled in England (or Wales)
to see whether those records are still being maintained - and available
there. (My understanding is that the records in Croydon, London were
destroyed in a fire. I don't know about other cities or possible sources.)

Naidia Woolf
rnwoolf@...
San Francisco, CA
Formerly >from Birmingham, England

Researching:
DROZDIAS (or variants) - Karczew, Poland; London, Northampton, Preston, England
ISAACS, family of Solomon and Sarah - Mlawa?, Poland; Birmingham, England
KUJAWSKI (family of Szya Wolf KUJAWSKI) - Lodz, Poland; Birmingham, England
SHORN, family of Morris & Yetta - Poland (town unknown); London, England
RAUS - Karczew, Poland; London/Northampton/Preston, England
SUPERSTAYN/SAFIRSTEIN (or variants) - Karczew, Poland; England


naming a girl after mother who dies in childbirth? #general

joyweave
 

I wonder if any of you who are expert in Eastern European Jewish naming
tradition can tell me if it was customary to give a girl baby her
mother's name if the mother died in childbirth?

I am trying to figure out whether a Chaya WILNER listed as nearest
relative on a ships manifest, without a relationship designation, was
mother or sister (or other relative, though that would ruin my theory)
of a cousin of my mother's. My mother was called Chaya after her
grandmother, but this Chaya in the manifest was living after my mother's
birth. I know that my grandmother had two half-sisters named WILNER.
This Chaya could have been one of them only if named for the same Chaya
as my mother (I understand that a child would not be given the same name
as her mother even it were after some other relative) and only if the
older Chaya died in childbirth. Otherwise, the cousin in question could
not be a first cousin. I'm trying to establish the degree of kinship
between my mother and this cousin.

Clear as mud, I fear, but the original question still stands.

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WW1 (UK) Alien registration records #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

This is in response to inquiries >from those still interested in knowing
where I obtained the WW1 (UK) alien registration records for my great
grandparents, Solomon & Sarah Isaacs who emigrated >from Poland in the early
1870's and settled in Birmingham, England. (Please note: I've already
responded in person to several inquiries.)

Solomon & Sarah Isaacs' alien registration records are >from the West
Midlands Police Station in Birmingham where all of the local - *Birmingham
only* - WWI alien registration records are maintained (and have been
digitized). Two years ago I reviewed all of the records (in more than 20
old ledgers!), looking for my ancestors.

Unless one's foreign born ancestors were living in Birmingham during the
1st World War - and therefore required to register as resident aliens with
the police there- their alien registration records would *not* be in
Birmingham.

My suggestion to researchers interested in obtaining copies of their
ancestors' WWI alien registration records is that they check with the
authorities in the city where their ancestors settled in England (or Wales)
to see whether those records are still being maintained - and available
there. (My understanding is that the records in Croydon, London were
destroyed in a fire. I don't know about other cities or possible sources.)

Naidia Woolf
rnwoolf@...
San Francisco, CA
Formerly >from Birmingham, England

Researching:
DROZDIAS (or variants) - Karczew, Poland; London, Northampton, Preston, England
ISAACS, family of Solomon and Sarah - Mlawa?, Poland; Birmingham, England
KUJAWSKI (family of Szya Wolf KUJAWSKI) - Lodz, Poland; Birmingham, England
SHORN, family of Morris & Yetta - Poland (town unknown); London, England
RAUS - Karczew, Poland; London/Northampton/Preston, England
SUPERSTAYN/SAFIRSTEIN (or variants) - Karczew, Poland; England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen naming a girl after mother who dies in childbirth? #general

joyweave
 

I wonder if any of you who are expert in Eastern European Jewish naming
tradition can tell me if it was customary to give a girl baby her
mother's name if the mother died in childbirth?

I am trying to figure out whether a Chaya WILNER listed as nearest
relative on a ships manifest, without a relationship designation, was
mother or sister (or other relative, though that would ruin my theory)
of a cousin of my mother's. My mother was called Chaya after her
grandmother, but this Chaya in the manifest was living after my mother's
birth. I know that my grandmother had two half-sisters named WILNER.
This Chaya could have been one of them only if named for the same Chaya
as my mother (I understand that a child would not be given the same name
as her mother even it were after some other relative) and only if the
older Chaya died in childbirth. Otherwise, the cousin in question could
not be a first cousin. I'm trying to establish the degree of kinship
between my mother and this cousin.

Clear as mud, I fear, but the original question still stands.

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY USA


Rabbi Raphael/Rafael Hamburger #rabbinic

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

Shalom,

I was just notified of a connection to this Rabbi. Does anyone have
any information? Or can someone point me to an online biography or
family tree?

Yehudah benShlomo
U.S.A.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Raphael/Rafael Hamburger #rabbinic

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

Shalom,

I was just notified of a connection to this Rabbi. Does anyone have
any information? Or can someone point me to an online biography or
family tree?

Yehudah benShlomo
U.S.A.