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Mordecai and Judas LEVI from London? #general

Genealicej@...
 

Researching a LEVI family in Louisville, Kentucky and Portsmouth, Ohio,
I keep bumping against researchers looking for the family of Mordecai and
Judah LEVI, as far as I know unrelated to my own LEVI family (although I
shall never say never!).

Since I have recently been contacted by yet another descendant of Judah
LEVI, I thought it would be useful to compose a posting, in case anybody
knows anything about the English side (or any other side) of this prolific
and fascinating Kentucky family.

Judah LEVI (born about 1760 ?London-1829 Mason County, KY) was transported
to the colonies in 1771 as a 10 year old convict who had stolen a
handkerchief in London. He fought in the American Revolution, settling in
Fauquier Co, VA, then Mason County, KY.

Two of Judah's sons, Elias and Willis opened a livery stable in
Louisville, KY by 1832 which stayed in the family until about 1890.
Some of the LEVI family went to Portsmouth, Ohio.

Although Jewish originally, Judah is believed to have become a Protestant
and was married by Baptist minister in VA. There is a tale within the
family that his brother Mordecai, a London jeweller and moneylender, who
died in London about 1828, left a large unclaimed fortune ...

If anyone has any information on this family, I am sure the researchers I
have encountered would love to know about it and I will pass on the
information.

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mordecai and Judas LEVI from London? #general

Genealicej@...
 

Researching a LEVI family in Louisville, Kentucky and Portsmouth, Ohio,
I keep bumping against researchers looking for the family of Mordecai and
Judah LEVI, as far as I know unrelated to my own LEVI family (although I
shall never say never!).

Since I have recently been contacted by yet another descendant of Judah
LEVI, I thought it would be useful to compose a posting, in case anybody
knows anything about the English side (or any other side) of this prolific
and fascinating Kentucky family.

Judah LEVI (born about 1760 ?London-1829 Mason County, KY) was transported
to the colonies in 1771 as a 10 year old convict who had stolen a
handkerchief in London. He fought in the American Revolution, settling in
Fauquier Co, VA, then Mason County, KY.

Two of Judah's sons, Elias and Willis opened a livery stable in
Louisville, KY by 1832 which stayed in the family until about 1890.
Some of the LEVI family went to Portsmouth, Ohio.

Although Jewish originally, Judah is believed to have become a Protestant
and was married by Baptist minister in VA. There is a tale within the
family that his brother Mordecai, a London jeweller and moneylender, who
died in London about 1828, left a large unclaimed fortune ...

If anyone has any information on this family, I am sure the researchers I
have encountered would love to know about it and I will pass on the
information.

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom


Ukraine:Towns of Ruzhin,Vinntsa,and Kiyev #general

Eddie Stein
 

Has any Genner come across the family names of
TSAROVSKY, PASSARAR,or STOLER? Their towns are
Ruzhin,Vinnitsa,and Kiyev.

Many thanks, EdwardF.Stein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukraine:Towns of Ruzhin,Vinntsa,and Kiyev #general

Eddie Stein
 

Has any Genner come across the family names of
TSAROVSKY, PASSARAR,or STOLER? Their towns are
Ruzhin,Vinnitsa,and Kiyev.

Many thanks, EdwardF.Stein


Re: Born en Route #general

Vicki Ina Friedman <ctf-vif@...>
 

I have a similar situation in that my paternal grandmother (and her
twin brother) were born on a train (supposedly) somewhere around
Austria/Hungary. Would there be some kind of record for a train like
there was for a ship? I have the birthdate that was reported to the
Social Security Administration.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, GA, USA
ctf-vif@mindspring.com

From: Harry Dodsworth [mailto:af877@freenet.carleton.ca]
The procedures for BMDs on British registered ships are well known
(whether they were always followed is a different question :-)
They vary with date, with type of ship (merchant or Royal Navy),
status of person (passenger, crew, military), and residence of person
(England, Scotland, Ireland)
Samuel Silver (civilian) was born on a (merchant) ship around 1872.
His birth should have been recorded in the ships log. Children were
often not named so it would be helpful to know his father's name and
his mother's unmarried name as these were often listed.
When the ship returned to it's home port (on the Australian run, that
could be a year later), the log entry of the birth was reported to the
Registrar of Shipping. These entries were collected in a handwritten
register. These have been photocopied (1854 - 1890) and are available
through LDS as four films 1419469 - 1419472. These are not user-friendly.
They are sometimes illegible and the indexes (!) are only alphabeticl
by the first letter (i.e. all M surnames are together). They do however
make fascinating browsing. These are the Board of Trade registers.
At the end of each year, the entries were passed to the General
Registry Office who prepared a series of Births and a series of Deaths
at sea. These were split by residence (Eng., Sco., Ire). These are
available >from 1837 - 2000? on microfiche. For 1854-1890 they should
contain the same names as the Board of Trade registers (they don't!).
These are indexes and do not have the extra information in the BoT
registers.
So the first place to look is the Board of Trade films (our LDS has
those); next the GRO Births at Sea (England) series, and if both those
fail, there is a problem. Perhaps the family story was legend or perhaps
the birth was registered were it shouldn't have been, or perhaps it
never got registered at all?
Births and deaths on the Australia run were common and the ships were
familiar with the procedures. >>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Born en Route #general

Vicki Ina Friedman <ctf-vif@...>
 

I have a similar situation in that my paternal grandmother (and her
twin brother) were born on a train (supposedly) somewhere around
Austria/Hungary. Would there be some kind of record for a train like
there was for a ship? I have the birthdate that was reported to the
Social Security Administration.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, GA, USA
ctf-vif@mindspring.com

From: Harry Dodsworth [mailto:af877@freenet.carleton.ca]
The procedures for BMDs on British registered ships are well known
(whether they were always followed is a different question :-)
They vary with date, with type of ship (merchant or Royal Navy),
status of person (passenger, crew, military), and residence of person
(England, Scotland, Ireland)
Samuel Silver (civilian) was born on a (merchant) ship around 1872.
His birth should have been recorded in the ships log. Children were
often not named so it would be helpful to know his father's name and
his mother's unmarried name as these were often listed.
When the ship returned to it's home port (on the Australian run, that
could be a year later), the log entry of the birth was reported to the
Registrar of Shipping. These entries were collected in a handwritten
register. These have been photocopied (1854 - 1890) and are available
through LDS as four films 1419469 - 1419472. These are not user-friendly.
They are sometimes illegible and the indexes (!) are only alphabeticl
by the first letter (i.e. all M surnames are together). They do however
make fascinating browsing. These are the Board of Trade registers.
At the end of each year, the entries were passed to the General
Registry Office who prepared a series of Births and a series of Deaths
at sea. These were split by residence (Eng., Sco., Ire). These are
available >from 1837 - 2000? on microfiche. For 1854-1890 they should
contain the same names as the Board of Trade registers (they don't!).
These are indexes and do not have the extra information in the BoT
registers.
So the first place to look is the Board of Trade films (our LDS has
those); next the GRO Births at Sea (England) series, and if both those
fail, there is a problem. Perhaps the family story was legend or perhaps
the birth was registered were it shouldn't have been, or perhaps it
never got registered at all?
Births and deaths on the Australia run were common and the ships were
familiar with the procedures. >>


Re: Telephone Books #general

Vicki Ina Friedman <ctf-vif@...>
 

Miriam:

My fiancé, the last time we moved, asked me why I kept "those old
phonebooks". He was tired of schlepping them around-and so I had to throw
them away. It was a case of-I know there's a reason I've been keeping these
around, but I can't think of it at the moment-and so I let them go. In the
future, I'll try to hang on to them. I knew there was a reason the library
kept telephone books in the reference section. :)

Happy Chanukah!
Vicki Ina Friedman
ctf-vif@mindspring.com

From: Miriam Margolyes [mailto:75342.3217@compuserve.com]
I notice one Genner offered look-ups in the 1938
Prague phone book. I have the Jo'burg phone book
for July 1998-and will also do look-ups for that S African city.

It made me think that one of the most useful things we
can do for each other is to **Keep the Old Phone Books**,
they are a mine of useful info-and maybe one day, we can decide
where they should be stored. [snip] >>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Telephone Books #general

Vicki Ina Friedman <ctf-vif@...>
 

Miriam:

My fiancé, the last time we moved, asked me why I kept "those old
phonebooks". He was tired of schlepping them around-and so I had to throw
them away. It was a case of-I know there's a reason I've been keeping these
around, but I can't think of it at the moment-and so I let them go. In the
future, I'll try to hang on to them. I knew there was a reason the library
kept telephone books in the reference section. :)

Happy Chanukah!
Vicki Ina Friedman
ctf-vif@mindspring.com

From: Miriam Margolyes [mailto:75342.3217@compuserve.com]
I notice one Genner offered look-ups in the 1938
Prague phone book. I have the Jo'burg phone book
for July 1998-and will also do look-ups for that S African city.

It made me think that one of the most useful things we
can do for each other is to **Keep the Old Phone Books**,
they are a mine of useful info-and maybe one day, we can decide
where they should be stored. [snip] >>


Anton Valdine-researcher #general

judith reinsdorf <REINSDORFsearch@...>
 

I would like to know if anyone has used this man as a researcher?
Thank you
Judith Reinsdorf
Las Vegas Nevada

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anton Valdine-researcher #general

judith reinsdorf <REINSDORFsearch@...>
 

I would like to know if anyone has used this man as a researcher?
Thank you
Judith Reinsdorf
Las Vegas Nevada

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or criticism of commercial services.


"One Hundred Shtetls of Ukraine": Podolia #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

Art Hoffman, our Regional Research Coordinator for the province of Podolia,
has recruited a good-sized team of volunteers to put together a
Geographical Dictionary of the region. When complete, it will be an
invaluable tool for all "Podolian" researchers in determining location &
various town names under different regimes. In the meantime, Art has asked
if anyone can assist him in finding certain crucial information. Please
read his message, & if you know where the following reference source can be
accessed, kindly let us know.

Thanks for your help in advance.
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
<haflo@cadvision.com>

ART'S REQUEST:
You have asked if there is anything you can help me with. Yes, there is a
reference source that is essential for Podolia that up to now I have been
unsuccessful in getting. It is described as "One Hundred Shtetls of
Ukraine. Issue One: Jewish Communities of Podoliya." Jerusalem Center for
the Documentation of the Diaspora Heritage and the Institute for the
Investigation of the Jewish Diaspora (Petersburg Jewish University), 1997.
Translation courtesy of Dr. Mel Werbach.

If you have any sources that can tell me where I can obtain or borrow it, I
would certainly appreciate it.

Art Hoffman
<arthh@concentric.net>


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine "One Hundred Shtetls of Ukraine": Podolia #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

Art Hoffman, our Regional Research Coordinator for the province of Podolia,
has recruited a good-sized team of volunteers to put together a
Geographical Dictionary of the region. When complete, it will be an
invaluable tool for all "Podolian" researchers in determining location &
various town names under different regimes. In the meantime, Art has asked
if anyone can assist him in finding certain crucial information. Please
read his message, & if you know where the following reference source can be
accessed, kindly let us know.

Thanks for your help in advance.
Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
<haflo@cadvision.com>

ART'S REQUEST:
You have asked if there is anything you can help me with. Yes, there is a
reference source that is essential for Podolia that up to now I have been
unsuccessful in getting. It is described as "One Hundred Shtetls of
Ukraine. Issue One: Jewish Communities of Podoliya." Jerusalem Center for
the Documentation of the Diaspora Heritage and the Institute for the
Investigation of the Jewish Diaspora (Petersburg Jewish University), 1997.
Translation courtesy of Dr. Mel Werbach.

If you have any sources that can tell me where I can obtain or borrow it, I
would certainly appreciate it.

Art Hoffman
<arthh@concentric.net>


Rachlin #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Adam,

At 12:56 18-12-00 -0600, you wrote:
.... snip.... but I have been unable to find their surname, Rachlin,
in any of the records the SIG has translated for the shtetl.
-------------
In a message from:
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 13:00:43 +0200 (IST)
To: "Belarus SIG" <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
From: Rav Eliyahu Tavger <eliyahu@tekhelet.co.il>
Subject: Borisov Cemetery - Name List

you can actually find the name Rachlin!
(go to the SIG Mailing Lists' archives to find it:

http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop

and remember to choose "Belarus".

---

But besides that, I know of a family >from Lithuania/Ukraine
by the name Rachlin.

Best wishes

------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & Webmaster of
JewishGen Denmark SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


Belarus SIG #Belarus Rachlin #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Adam,

At 12:56 18-12-00 -0600, you wrote:
.... snip.... but I have been unable to find their surname, Rachlin,
in any of the records the SIG has translated for the shtetl.
-------------
In a message from:
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 13:00:43 +0200 (IST)
To: "Belarus SIG" <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
From: Rav Eliyahu Tavger <eliyahu@tekhelet.co.il>
Subject: Borisov Cemetery - Name List

you can actually find the name Rachlin!
(go to the SIG Mailing Lists' archives to find it:

http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop

and remember to choose "Belarus".

---

But besides that, I know of a family >from Lithuania/Ukraine
by the name Rachlin.

Best wishes

------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & Webmaster of
JewishGen Denmark SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/denmark
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk
------------------------------------


Re: Borisov/Berezev #belarus

AJL12@...
 

In a message dated 12/18/00 3:17:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
ADAVIS@jbbworldwide.com writes:

... I
have been unable to find their surname, Rachlin, in any of the records the
SIG has translated for the shtetl.

The 1834 and 1874 Borisov Revision lists have 4 families with the names
ROKHIN and RAKHIN. Three of the families were >from the town of Okolovo the
other >from Kholopenichi.

Given the usual variations in spelling they might be the families you are
looking for.

Mike Levine


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Borisov/Berezev #belarus

AJL12@...
 

In a message dated 12/18/00 3:17:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
ADAVIS@jbbworldwide.com writes:

... I
have been unable to find their surname, Rachlin, in any of the records the
SIG has translated for the shtetl.

The 1834 and 1874 Borisov Revision lists have 4 families with the names
ROKHIN and RAKHIN. Three of the families were >from the town of Okolovo the
other >from Kholopenichi.

Given the usual variations in spelling they might be the families you are
looking for.

Mike Levine


1920 Federal census #general

JeffDoerner@...
 

Does anyone know what the entry LC means under Mother Tongue in the 1920
federal census? "Hungarian" is crossed out and "LC" is written in.

Thanks,

Jeff Doerner
San Diego, CA


Hungarian Surname "ELORICS" #general

Pamela Weisberger <thewks@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I'm stumped!

In researching the ship's passenger records for my great-grandfather,
Marton Braun (>from Karasz, Hungary) on the ship, Finlandia, Antwerp to
NYC-arrival, July 19, 1904, I found--in his listing--that he was traveling
with his "11 year-old brother-in-law, Isador ELORICS." I assumed that
this was probably his wife's brother (hence the different name) and
thought I might have discovered her maiden name, but in further
researching I have yet to find any "Elorics" in any genealogical data
source, including current phone listings. The script in the passenger
record looks quite clear, so that I cannot perceive any other possible
spelling or letter changes, and no one in my family knows of this
"brother-in-law." Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Pamela Weisberger

Researching: BRAUN ((Nyir)Karasz, Gyulahaza, Tiszaszalka, HUNGARY),
WEISBERGER/WEISS (Chop, Hungary), GREENHAUT (HUT), Tarnopol, Poland
(Ukraine)/ & Vienna, BESSER & OBERMAN (Czestochowa, Poland/Little Rock,
Arkansas)


Re: UK Military records #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

Providing there's a next of kin involved in the request, there usually
isn't too much of a problem.

Not so long ago I requested my Father's service record for his service in
the RAF during WWII. What I got back were several coloured photocopies of
his service record showing all his movements during the war and other
details. For the RAF I had to write to an address in Peterborough and I
think there are different addresses for the other services. Probably the
web site for the Jewish Genealogical Society for GB would have further
details on how to go about obtaining copies of service records.

Good luck.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@css.au.com

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)

From: IsraelP [mailto:zach4v6@actcom.co.il]
How cooperative are the folks at the Ministry of Defense in England
about sharing personel files. In the case I am interested in, the man
served in WWII and died ten years ago, but his daughter is probably
willing to make the inquiry as next of kin.


Re: Grodno, Minsk, Vilkaviskis #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Yes. All were in Russia in the mid to late 1800s and the early 1900s.
Half of everything in Europe seems to have been in Russia. ;-)

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY