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Searching for Isaac Reches of the kindertransport #general

DebWE308@...
 

Dear Genners,
I am searching for my father's first cousin who came to England on the
Kindertransport. The cousins name is Isaac RECHES, his father's name was Jacob
RECHES >from Sanok, Poland. Before WW2, Isaac was living in Germany or Austria.
His mother was killed in the holocaust. Since the war, Isaac changed his name and
became a lawyer. My father, Samuel (GOLDBERG) WANG, met him in London in the
1950s-60s. But since then there hasn't been any communication. If anyone has
any knowledge of his family or the family that took him in during the war,
please contact me.

Debbie WANG ETZION


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Isaac Reches of the kindertransport #general

DebWE308@...
 

Dear Genners,
I am searching for my father's first cousin who came to England on the
Kindertransport. The cousins name is Isaac RECHES, his father's name was Jacob
RECHES >from Sanok, Poland. Before WW2, Isaac was living in Germany or Austria.
His mother was killed in the holocaust. Since the war, Isaac changed his name and
became a lawyer. My father, Samuel (GOLDBERG) WANG, met him in London in the
1950s-60s. But since then there hasn't been any communication. If anyone has
any knowledge of his family or the family that took him in during the war,
please contact me.

Debbie WANG ETZION


Re: "Pocket watch in 'tula silver'" #general

ilyaz <ilyaz@...>
 

Naomi is correct, however she missed to mention that the "Tula silver alloy"
originally was made in the Russian city of Tula, the well known town of
Russian gunsmiths, and named after this city.
--
Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida
ILYAZno spam@EARTHLINK.NET

On Sept 19, 2004, Robert W. Fraser (robertandginafraser@iinet.net) asked
about his grandfather's pocket watch which he was told was made of "tula
silver."

According to:

http://www.penexchange.de/english/klassiker/tula.shtml

"tula" is another word for "niello" work. Although I can recognize niello
work, I have never before heard the name "tula" used for this type of
decoration.

Tula is an alloy made of silver, lead and copper and some sulphur. The mix
results in a grayish black color which for decoration can be overlaid or etched
into other metals. More about tula silver can be read at the above URL.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Pocket watch in 'tula silver'" #general

ilyaz <ilyaz@...>
 

Naomi is correct, however she missed to mention that the "Tula silver alloy"
originally was made in the Russian city of Tula, the well known town of
Russian gunsmiths, and named after this city.
--
Ilya Zeldes
Fort Myers, Florida
ILYAZno spam@EARTHLINK.NET

On Sept 19, 2004, Robert W. Fraser (robertandginafraser@iinet.net) asked
about his grandfather's pocket watch which he was told was made of "tula
silver."

According to:

http://www.penexchange.de/english/klassiker/tula.shtml

"tula" is another word for "niello" work. Although I can recognize niello
work, I have never before heard the name "tula" used for this type of
decoration.

Tula is an alloy made of silver, lead and copper and some sulphur. The mix
results in a grayish black color which for decoration can be overlaid or etched
into other metals. More about tula silver can be read at the above URL.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com


Re: Philadelphia boats #general

joe <joe@...>
 

Hello Irv,
Philadelphia passenger lists are available on microfilm and they are
indexed. The microfilm rolls can be ordered >from local LDS Family
History Centers for viewing and photocopying for a small fee. You can
find the roll numbers you will need here...

Philadelphia Passenger Lists 1883-1945
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/phillylists1883.html

If you need to use an index (also on microfilm) see...

Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index 1883-1948
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/philly1883.html

You can find a directory of Family History Centers here...
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp

You can also find the microfilm rolls at the US National Archives and
some of its branches. Some genealogical libraries may also carry them.

Good luck with your search.

Regards,
Joe Beine
Denver, CO

Irv wrote:

Good afternoon,
Can anyone tell me how to get copies of ships manifests for ships docking in
Philadelphia, Pa circa 1911?

In Baltimore I know that you can contact the Jewish Museum and for a small
fee they will research and sent dockuments to you.

Also, does anyone have information on the ship BRESLAN out of Breman to
Philadelphia?

Irv Kramer
irvdk@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Philadelphia boats #general

joe <joe@...>
 

Hello Irv,
Philadelphia passenger lists are available on microfilm and they are
indexed. The microfilm rolls can be ordered >from local LDS Family
History Centers for viewing and photocopying for a small fee. You can
find the roll numbers you will need here...

Philadelphia Passenger Lists 1883-1945
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/phillylists1883.html

If you need to use an index (also on microfilm) see...

Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index 1883-1948
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/philly1883.html

You can find a directory of Family History Centers here...
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp

You can also find the microfilm rolls at the US National Archives and
some of its branches. Some genealogical libraries may also carry them.

Good luck with your search.

Regards,
Joe Beine
Denver, CO

Irv wrote:

Good afternoon,
Can anyone tell me how to get copies of ships manifests for ships docking in
Philadelphia, Pa circa 1911?

In Baltimore I know that you can contact the Jewish Museum and for a small
fee they will research and sent dockuments to you.

Also, does anyone have information on the ship BRESLAN out of Breman to
Philadelphia?

Irv Kramer
irvdk@comcast.net


Our Town DRUZHKOPOL #ukraine

Gary Gershfield <gmgkpc@...>
 

I am pleased to announce the first portion of the translation project for
the Yizkor book,"Our Town Druzhkopol--Words of Memory and Eulogy,"is now
online in our JewishGen Yizkor Book Project.The former Jewish community of
Druzhkopol,Volhynia,is now the present day town of Zhuravniki in the
Ukraine.
This portion includes the table of contents,which lists many of
the residents of Druzhkopol who are mentioned in the book.Over the next few
months,I am hopeful that the 35+ pages devoted to these residents of
Druzhkopol will be online.
I wish to thank our translator---Jerrold Landau for his
remarkable work and enthusiasm of the project.
I also want to give special thanks to Joyce Field---Yizkor Book
Project Coordinator,who was an excellent teacher,as she guided me through
the process of becoming a Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator.In
addition,I want to thank webmaster--Lance Ackerfeld for his technical
expertise and support.
Best regards,
Gary Gershfield
Zhuravniki Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Our Town DRUZHKOPOL #ukraine

Gary Gershfield <gmgkpc@...>
 

I am pleased to announce the first portion of the translation project for
the Yizkor book,"Our Town Druzhkopol--Words of Memory and Eulogy,"is now
online in our JewishGen Yizkor Book Project.The former Jewish community of
Druzhkopol,Volhynia,is now the present day town of Zhuravniki in the
Ukraine.
This portion includes the table of contents,which lists many of
the residents of Druzhkopol who are mentioned in the book.Over the next few
months,I am hopeful that the 35+ pages devoted to these residents of
Druzhkopol will be online.
I wish to thank our translator---Jerrold Landau for his
remarkable work and enthusiasm of the project.
I also want to give special thanks to Joyce Field---Yizkor Book
Project Coordinator,who was an excellent teacher,as she guided me through
the process of becoming a Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator.In
addition,I want to thank webmaster--Lance Ackerfeld for his technical
expertise and support.
Best regards,
Gary Gershfield
Zhuravniki Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator


Purrinson, Chaikin, Sokoloff search #ukraine

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I am a new researcher who is trying to find information on my father's side
of the family. My grandfather, Morris Purrinson (born about 1887), lived in
Poltava Gburynia Perluk (according to my father). Not finding anything with
the name Perluk, I am inclined to believe that it may be Priluki. Morris
moved to Argentina (Baron de Hirsch land) as a teenager. He subsequently
brought over his fiancee, Rose Chaikin (father's name was Leo), who was from
the same home town. They emigrated to the US by way of Liverpool in 1910
with my paternal great grandmother, Ava Sokolff. The name when they came to
Ellis Island was spelled Purinzon. If anyone has information on these names
or can direct me to Baron de Hirsch records for Argentina, I would
appreciate it.

Rochelle P. Gershenow
Potomac, MD
USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Purrinson, Chaikin, Sokoloff search #ukraine

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I am a new researcher who is trying to find information on my father's side
of the family. My grandfather, Morris Purrinson (born about 1887), lived in
Poltava Gburynia Perluk (according to my father). Not finding anything with
the name Perluk, I am inclined to believe that it may be Priluki. Morris
moved to Argentina (Baron de Hirsch land) as a teenager. He subsequently
brought over his fiancee, Rose Chaikin (father's name was Leo), who was from
the same home town. They emigrated to the US by way of Liverpool in 1910
with my paternal great grandmother, Ava Sokolff. The name when they came to
Ellis Island was spelled Purinzon. If anyone has information on these names
or can direct me to Baron de Hirsch records for Argentina, I would
appreciate it.

Rochelle P. Gershenow
Potomac, MD
USA


Success with Lida District records #belarus

Samuel Goldfarb <samgo@...>
 

I am happy to report success concerning vital records for Lida,
Belarus. In going through old copies of Avotaynu, I found an article in
the Fall, 1997 issue, Volume XIII, Number 3, written by Harold Rhode,
entitled, "Jewish Revision Lists in Lithuanian Archives". He mentioned
that some Lida vital records are in the Grodno Archives.

I contacted Irene Newhouse who has always been helpful and encouraging
to me as I searched Lida records for my family. She directed me to the
Web site of the Grodno Archives, which can be reached by:
www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lida-District/whatsnew.htm, looking under
November 2003 and clicking there. I then wrote to the director, Karina
P. Batrakova, following the directions for making an inquiry.

Seven months and $185 later, I received documents that identified 41
members of my Lida family - PUPKO and ZAREINCHANSKY. Many intriguing
questions have been answered. I wish everyone the same success.

Irene Goldfarb, Princeton, NJ
samgo@princeton.edu


Belarus SIG #Belarus Success with Lida District records #belarus

Samuel Goldfarb <samgo@...>
 

I am happy to report success concerning vital records for Lida,
Belarus. In going through old copies of Avotaynu, I found an article in
the Fall, 1997 issue, Volume XIII, Number 3, written by Harold Rhode,
entitled, "Jewish Revision Lists in Lithuanian Archives". He mentioned
that some Lida vital records are in the Grodno Archives.

I contacted Irene Newhouse who has always been helpful and encouraging
to me as I searched Lida records for my family. She directed me to the
Web site of the Grodno Archives, which can be reached by:
www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lida-District/whatsnew.htm, looking under
November 2003 and clicking there. I then wrote to the director, Karina
P. Batrakova, following the directions for making an inquiry.

Seven months and $185 later, I received documents that identified 41
members of my Lida family - PUPKO and ZAREINCHANSKY. Many intriguing
questions have been answered. I wish everyone the same success.

Irene Goldfarb, Princeton, NJ
samgo@princeton.edu


Thanks #belarus

Barbara Rosborg <barbara.rosborg@...>
 

Thanks so much to everyone who answered me about Romanov and Volin State. I
haven't had time to look into everyone's suggestions in detail yet but they
certainly gave me a lot to go on.

Barbara Rosborg
Researching MAX ARONSON, born MENDEL EICHENSTAB


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thanks #belarus

Barbara Rosborg <barbara.rosborg@...>
 

Thanks so much to everyone who answered me about Romanov and Volin State. I
haven't had time to look into everyone's suggestions in detail yet but they
certainly gave me a lot to go on.

Barbara Rosborg
Researching MAX ARONSON, born MENDEL EICHENSTAB


Our Town Druzhkopol #yizkorbooks

Gary Gershfield <gmgkpc@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the first portion of the translation
project for the Yizkor book,"Our Town Druzhkopol---Words of Memory and
Eulogy,"is now online in our JewishGen Yizkor Book Project.The former Jewish
community of Druzhkopol,Volhynia is now the present day town of Zhuravniki
in the Ukraine.
This portion includes the table of contents,which lists many
of the residents of Druzhkopol who are mentioned in the book.Over the next
few months,I am hopeful that the 35+ pages devoted to these residents of
Druzhkopol will be online.
I wish to thank our translator----Jerrold Landau for his
remarkable work and enthusiasm of the project.
I also want to give special thanks to Joyce Field--Yizkor Book
Project Coordinator,who was an excellent teacher,as she guided me through
the process of becoming a Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator.In
addition,I want to thank webmaster-- Lance Ackerfeld for his technical
expertise and support.
Best regards,
Gary Gershfield
Zhuravniki Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Our Town Druzhkopol #yizkorbooks

Gary Gershfield <gmgkpc@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the first portion of the translation
project for the Yizkor book,"Our Town Druzhkopol---Words of Memory and
Eulogy,"is now online in our JewishGen Yizkor Book Project.The former Jewish
community of Druzhkopol,Volhynia is now the present day town of Zhuravniki
in the Ukraine.
This portion includes the table of contents,which lists many
of the residents of Druzhkopol who are mentioned in the book.Over the next
few months,I am hopeful that the 35+ pages devoted to these residents of
Druzhkopol will be online.
I wish to thank our translator----Jerrold Landau for his
remarkable work and enthusiasm of the project.
I also want to give special thanks to Joyce Field--Yizkor Book
Project Coordinator,who was an excellent teacher,as she guided me through
the process of becoming a Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator.In
addition,I want to thank webmaster-- Lance Ackerfeld for his technical
expertise and support.
Best regards,
Gary Gershfield
Zhuravniki Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator


1906 Bialystok Pogrom #poland

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Today I received the Fall 2004 issue of Mishpocha, the JGS of Greater
Washington (JGSGW) Newsletter.

The cover article is titled "Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States
and Russia Related to the Jews: 1866-1906" by Suzan Wynne. The article
discusses the contents of a volume she found in National Archives in
Washington DC. Many years ago, she asked the National Archives to microfilm
the volume. She recently rediscovered the microfilm and has sent one copy
to YIVO and a second copy to the JGSGW Library.

While I cannot repeat thewhole article, I did want to let everyone in this
discussion group to knowthat the microfilm includes an entry dated September
19, 1906 that mentions the pogroms at Bialystok and Siedlice that were going
on at the time andthen a telegram detailing the terrible results.

If anyone is interested in the history of Bialystok during this period, you
might want to contact Suzan Wynne and see if you can get the appropriate
pages of the 256 page book (on microfilm).

L'shana Tovah,

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland 1906 Bialystok Pogrom #poland

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Today I received the Fall 2004 issue of Mishpocha, the JGS of Greater
Washington (JGSGW) Newsletter.

The cover article is titled "Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States
and Russia Related to the Jews: 1866-1906" by Suzan Wynne. The article
discusses the contents of a volume she found in National Archives in
Washington DC. Many years ago, she asked the National Archives to microfilm
the volume. She recently rediscovered the microfilm and has sent one copy
to YIVO and a second copy to the JGSGW Library.

While I cannot repeat thewhole article, I did want to let everyone in this
discussion group to knowthat the microfilm includes an entry dated September
19, 1906 that mentions the pogroms at Bialystok and Siedlice that were going
on at the time andthen a telegram detailing the terrible results.

If anyone is interested in the history of Bialystok during this period, you
might want to contact Suzan Wynne and see if you can get the appropriate
pages of the 256 page book (on microfilm).

L'shana Tovah,

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Louis Sallinger from Prussia #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ralph Salinger >from Israel is in despair as his PC crashed.
He is looking for lost information on Louis SALLINGER
of London [Digest 18th September] .

I am not one of the two kind gentlemen who helped you before,
Ralph, but here are some interesting facts on Louis - which you
may not already have and may be of interest to others too
[i.e. Gersig members].

Louis was already in London living alone in Greenwich and a picture
dealer in the early 1870s. He was born in Prussia in Labbenisburg?
in 1840. By 1881, Louis was living in Deptford and was a naturalised
British Subject [you may be able to find his naturalisation documents at
the Public Records Office, Kew] and married to Annie, an English-born
wife. His birthplace is given as Syck, Prussia. There were no children,
but as he had a servant and visitors and boarders - he must have been
quite well-off. In 1891, he is designated as a picture frame maker
and in 1901 he is still living in Greenwich with his wife
{and two nieces}, and still working as a picture frame maker.

He was married in Southwark in December 1878 to Ann Susan
Woods. It would be easy to get the marriage certificate and
hopefully you will then have the names of his parents and witnesses
at the wedding.

There was another Prussian SAL{L}INGER living in
London called Morris - I presume he was Jewish, born in 1819
in the Duchy of Posen. He was a trimming manufacturer and
had 7 children. As he was already a British subject in the early
1870, he must have lived in London for quite a time There is
evidence that he married Harriet in London in 1848.

Mind-blowing, how one can peep into people's lives nearly
200 years ago!

Celia Male [UK]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis Sallinger from Prussia #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ralph Salinger >from Israel is in despair as his PC crashed.
He is looking for lost information on Louis SALLINGER
of London [Digest 18th September] .

I am not one of the two kind gentlemen who helped you before,
Ralph, but here are some interesting facts on Louis - which you
may not already have and may be of interest to others too
[i.e. Gersig members].

Louis was already in London living alone in Greenwich and a picture
dealer in the early 1870s. He was born in Prussia in Labbenisburg?
in 1840. By 1881, Louis was living in Deptford and was a naturalised
British Subject [you may be able to find his naturalisation documents at
the Public Records Office, Kew] and married to Annie, an English-born
wife. His birthplace is given as Syck, Prussia. There were no children,
but as he had a servant and visitors and boarders - he must have been
quite well-off. In 1891, he is designated as a picture frame maker
and in 1901 he is still living in Greenwich with his wife
{and two nieces}, and still working as a picture frame maker.

He was married in Southwark in December 1878 to Ann Susan
Woods. It would be easy to get the marriage certificate and
hopefully you will then have the names of his parents and witnesses
at the wedding.

There was another Prussian SAL{L}INGER living in
London called Morris - I presume he was Jewish, born in 1819
in the Duchy of Posen. He was a trimming manufacturer and
had 7 children. As he was already a British subject in the early
1870, he must have lived in London for quite a time There is
evidence that he married Harriet in London in 1848.

Mind-blowing, how one can peep into people's lives nearly
200 years ago!

Celia Male [UK]