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Rosie ROSENBERG #general

mark berkowitz <mberk@...>
 

Dear Genners, According to 1910 Census a Rosie Rosenberg lived with her
cousins and or aunt & uncle Morris & Ester Berkowitz at 139 Orchard Street
in New York City. If anyone knows of her I would be very gratefull Thank You
Mark Berkowitz.


Vatican #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

James M. Harbert wrote:

"I once heard a speaker say that the Israelites of long ago kept their
genealogical records in the temple at Jerusalem. He said these records were
destroyed when the Roman army destroyed the temple in 70 A. D.

Is that true?"

This piqued my interest, I must say. I have no idea if this is so, but it is
rumoured that the Vatican has many treasures that came >from the Temple. I am
wondering if there might be genealogical treasures among them.

Varda Epstein
Metzad
Israel


Re: In need of tips for analyzing old photographs #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

The first two syllables, Chono and Xono are basically the same. You may be
reading the cyrrilic alphabet as burr when it is really vitz.
Ida

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Bender [mailto:alemik@...]

Hello,
I recently came across a very old photograph of my great-
grandfather, his siblings, and his parents, who resided in Vilna (my
great-grandfather came to the US in 1890). I am fairly sure that I
can date the photo in the 1880s based on the age of my great-
grandfather as he appears in the picture.

My question concerns what information can be gleaned >from the
photo. At the bottom of the photograph, the words *J. Chonovitz à
Vilna* are printed (in other words, they are not written and are part
of the photograph, although they are printed on the white space).
Usually, I find that such names on photos refer to the photographer
or the owner of the place that sold the photos. However, on the
back of the photo, there is a company logo printed, which is
definitely the info for the photographers. There is also a name,
which is not *J. Chonovitz,* but rather *M. Xonoburr* (I might not be
reading the script correctly); the rest of it is in Russian characters.

Is it possible that the name on the front identifies the man of the
house in the photo? Was this ever done in the time period in the
Russian Empire? I guess what is throwing me for a loop is the fact
that there are two different names on the front and back, which is
not the case in any other photos I have. I have been searching for
my ancestors' original family name for some time (i am sure that
my great-grandfather changed it at some point) and am wondering
if this might be worth looking into. Thanks for any suggestions or
tips.
Alex
mailto:alemik@...


Synagogues in Kensington #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

Dear David

In answer to your question and in case anyone else would like this
information:

Details taken >from the 1993 Jewish Year Book

Notting Hill Synagogue (Federation)
206/8 Kensington Park Road
London W11 1NR
Established 1900
(I think it is now closed but I am not sure)
Federation H.Q. tel: 020 8202 2263/Fax: 020 8203 0610 will be able to help
you.

Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue (United Synagogue)
71 Brook Green
Hammersmith
London W6 7BE
Consecrated 1890
This synagogue is now closed
United Synagogue H.Q. tel: 020 8343 8989
Fax: 020 8343 6262 will be able to help you.

Not far >from Kensington was:
Cheslea Affliliated Synagogue (United Synagogue)
Smith Terrace
Smith Street
Chelsea
London SW3 4DL
Not sure when it opened

Across the park is the
New West End Synagogue (United Synagogue)
St. Petersburgh Place
Bayswatater
London, W2 4JT
Tel: 020 7229 2631
(consecrated 1879)

Hope this is of help

By the way, did the Kravitz family own a very good tailoring business in the
West End of London in the 1950's? I think it was in Wardour Street or very
near to there.

With best wishes
Rosemary Wenzerul
dandr@...


viewmate help #general

jholce <jholce@...>
 

I have posted 3 things with viewmate and they are just put on *hold*. I
emailed them but no reply. Can anyone help?
Thanks
John Holcenberg
jholce@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen viewmate help #general

jholce <jholce@...>
 

I have posted 3 things with viewmate and they are just put on *hold*. I
emailed them but no reply. Can anyone help?
Thanks
John Holcenberg
jholce@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rosie ROSENBERG #general

mark berkowitz <mberk@...>
 

Dear Genners, According to 1910 Census a Rosie Rosenberg lived with her
cousins and or aunt & uncle Morris & Ester Berkowitz at 139 Orchard Street
in New York City. If anyone knows of her I would be very gratefull Thank You
Mark Berkowitz.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: In need of tips for analyzing old photographs #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

The first two syllables, Chono and Xono are basically the same. You may be
reading the cyrrilic alphabet as burr when it is really vitz.
Ida

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Bender [mailto:alemik@...]

Hello,
I recently came across a very old photograph of my great-
grandfather, his siblings, and his parents, who resided in Vilna (my
great-grandfather came to the US in 1890). I am fairly sure that I
can date the photo in the 1880s based on the age of my great-
grandfather as he appears in the picture.

My question concerns what information can be gleaned >from the
photo. At the bottom of the photograph, the words *J. Chonovitz à
Vilna* are printed (in other words, they are not written and are part
of the photograph, although they are printed on the white space).
Usually, I find that such names on photos refer to the photographer
or the owner of the place that sold the photos. However, on the
back of the photo, there is a company logo printed, which is
definitely the info for the photographers. There is also a name,
which is not *J. Chonovitz,* but rather *M. Xonoburr* (I might not be
reading the script correctly); the rest of it is in Russian characters.

Is it possible that the name on the front identifies the man of the
house in the photo? Was this ever done in the time period in the
Russian Empire? I guess what is throwing me for a loop is the fact
that there are two different names on the front and back, which is
not the case in any other photos I have. I have been searching for
my ancestors' original family name for some time (i am sure that
my great-grandfather changed it at some point) and am wondering
if this might be worth looking into. Thanks for any suggestions or
tips.
Alex
mailto:alemik@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vatican #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

James M. Harbert wrote:

"I once heard a speaker say that the Israelites of long ago kept their
genealogical records in the temple at Jerusalem. He said these records were
destroyed when the Roman army destroyed the temple in 70 A. D.

Is that true?"

This piqued my interest, I must say. I have no idea if this is so, but it is
rumoured that the Vatican has many treasures that came >from the Temple. I am
wondering if there might be genealogical treasures among them.

Varda Epstein
Metzad
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Synagogues in Kensington #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

Dear David

In answer to your question and in case anyone else would like this
information:

Details taken >from the 1993 Jewish Year Book

Notting Hill Synagogue (Federation)
206/8 Kensington Park Road
London W11 1NR
Established 1900
(I think it is now closed but I am not sure)
Federation H.Q. tel: 020 8202 2263/Fax: 020 8203 0610 will be able to help
you.

Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue (United Synagogue)
71 Brook Green
Hammersmith
London W6 7BE
Consecrated 1890
This synagogue is now closed
United Synagogue H.Q. tel: 020 8343 8989
Fax: 020 8343 6262 will be able to help you.

Not far >from Kensington was:
Cheslea Affliliated Synagogue (United Synagogue)
Smith Terrace
Smith Street
Chelsea
London SW3 4DL
Not sure when it opened

Across the park is the
New West End Synagogue (United Synagogue)
St. Petersburgh Place
Bayswatater
London, W2 4JT
Tel: 020 7229 2631
(consecrated 1879)

Hope this is of help

By the way, did the Kravitz family own a very good tailoring business in the
West End of London in the 1950's? I think it was in Wardour Street or very
near to there.

With best wishes
Rosemary Wenzerul
dandr@...


help in Pittsburgh #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for (unlisted?) phone number of Dr. Ernesto A. Pretto.
Any help appreciated.
Thank

Dr. Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, NJ
Email: neil@...
http://tali.com/neilr

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Frequency of Russian names #general

Rich Lowenthal <richlowenthal@...>
 

Does anyone know of any information concerning frequency of names (surnames
and given names) in Lithuania? I'm trying to find my great-grandfather's
family in the revision list. My great-grandfather's name was Fayvush, and
his Hebrew name was Isaac. His father's name (my gggfather) was
Joseph/Iosel. I have found an Ayzyk Levitan on one of the revision lists,
son of Iosel Levitan, born at the correct time, living in the correct Uyezd
(although not in a town that I know is associated with my family). There is
a set of other sons and daughters of Iosel living with them as well,
including a daugher named Dvere, which I know is a name that is used
elsewhere in my family. My question is, what are the chances that this
Ayzyk is in fact my great-grandfather Isaac/Fayvush? Does anyone know
whether these are such common names that chances are slim they are related
to me?

Thanks
Rich Lowenthal

Researching DRITZ, MALKIEL, REFOWICH, GREENFIELD >from Malch,
JEROFSKY/ZUROFSKY, LEVITAN >from Yanushik


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help in Pittsburgh #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for (unlisted?) phone number of Dr. Ernesto A. Pretto.
Any help appreciated.
Thank

Dr. Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, NJ
Email: neil@...
http://tali.com/neilr

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Frequency of Russian names #general

Rich Lowenthal <richlowenthal@...>
 

Does anyone know of any information concerning frequency of names (surnames
and given names) in Lithuania? I'm trying to find my great-grandfather's
family in the revision list. My great-grandfather's name was Fayvush, and
his Hebrew name was Isaac. His father's name (my gggfather) was
Joseph/Iosel. I have found an Ayzyk Levitan on one of the revision lists,
son of Iosel Levitan, born at the correct time, living in the correct Uyezd
(although not in a town that I know is associated with my family). There is
a set of other sons and daughters of Iosel living with them as well,
including a daugher named Dvere, which I know is a name that is used
elsewhere in my family. My question is, what are the chances that this
Ayzyk is in fact my great-grandfather Isaac/Fayvush? Does anyone know
whether these are such common names that chances are slim they are related
to me?

Thanks
Rich Lowenthal

Researching DRITZ, MALKIEL, REFOWICH, GREENFIELD >from Malch,
JEROFSKY/ZUROFSKY, LEVITAN >from Yanushik


Searching for Genner Florence MARMOR #general

Carol Raspler
 

Florence was very active with the NY cemetery project. I hope she's well and that
someone might know a present eAddress for her. A recent note to her at
< fmarmor@... > has bounced.
Thanks for your help.
Carol Raspler,
Delray Beach, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Beulah MUNK, nee KRAVITZ, died 1995 in Miami, FL #general

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

I am trying to locate anybody who may have known (or is related to) Beulah
MUNK, who died in Miami, FL in 1995. Beulah's great grandfather, Hyman
KRAVITZ, was my grandfather's uncle, most likely his father's brother.
Beulah had a sister named Cecile, who would be in her 80's, although I don't
know her married name (or if she married--I only have early census entries
for her). Their father was Jerome J. KRAVITZ and the mother was Rebecca
OPTEKMAN. All but Jerome (born Joseph/Jossel) were born in New York city.
Jerome had several brothers and sisters--Fannie, Jennie (married Jacob Cohen
in 1919--haven't been able to find any records since then), Sam, Ethel (she
was single and a bookkeeper in 1933), and David. Hyman Kravitz was married
to Anna or Ida (Chaie) LAZERSON. The family is >from Lithuania, most likely
Mosedis or Skuodas (Shkud).

The informant on the death certificate was Harvey MUNK, who has not
responded to my snail mail (the address may be old, also in Miami, although
the letter wasn't returned). I would like to know more about Hyman KRAVITZ,
especially before he came to America. I have researched the family
extensively through census, vital records, and city directories, but would
very much like to contact any descendants who might have further
information.

Please contact me privately if you have any information. TIA for your help.

Marion Werle
< werle@... >


Scottish Birds of a Feather at IAJGS #general

Joyce Kay <joyce@...>
 

For all those whose families spent some time in Scotland - Harvey Kaplan
will be speaking on *Jewish Roots in Scotland* on Tuesday afternoon at the
Toronto meetings. He will also make an announcement about the Scottish BoF
group which will meet on Thursday morning 9.45 - 11.00 in the VIP room.

Patricia A. J. Kay, Email: joyce@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Genner Florence MARMOR #general

Carol Raspler
 

Florence was very active with the NY cemetery project. I hope she's well and that
someone might know a present eAddress for her. A recent note to her at
< fmarmor@... > has bounced.
Thanks for your help.
Carol Raspler,
Delray Beach, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beulah MUNK, nee KRAVITZ, died 1995 in Miami, FL #general

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

I am trying to locate anybody who may have known (or is related to) Beulah
MUNK, who died in Miami, FL in 1995. Beulah's great grandfather, Hyman
KRAVITZ, was my grandfather's uncle, most likely his father's brother.
Beulah had a sister named Cecile, who would be in her 80's, although I don't
know her married name (or if she married--I only have early census entries
for her). Their father was Jerome J. KRAVITZ and the mother was Rebecca
OPTEKMAN. All but Jerome (born Joseph/Jossel) were born in New York city.
Jerome had several brothers and sisters--Fannie, Jennie (married Jacob Cohen
in 1919--haven't been able to find any records since then), Sam, Ethel (she
was single and a bookkeeper in 1933), and David. Hyman Kravitz was married
to Anna or Ida (Chaie) LAZERSON. The family is >from Lithuania, most likely
Mosedis or Skuodas (Shkud).

The informant on the death certificate was Harvey MUNK, who has not
responded to my snail mail (the address may be old, also in Miami, although
the letter wasn't returned). I would like to know more about Hyman KRAVITZ,
especially before he came to America. I have researched the family
extensively through census, vital records, and city directories, but would
very much like to contact any descendants who might have further
information.

Please contact me privately if you have any information. TIA for your help.

Marion Werle
< werle@... >


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Scottish Birds of a Feather at IAJGS #general

Joyce Kay <joyce@...>
 

For all those whose families spent some time in Scotland - Harvey Kaplan
will be speaking on *Jewish Roots in Scotland* on Tuesday afternoon at the
Toronto meetings. He will also make an announcement about the Scottish BoF
group which will meet on Thursday morning 9.45 - 11.00 in the VIP room.

Patricia A. J. Kay, Email: joyce@...