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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TCHERNOKOVSKY #general

Gilda and Bob Kurtzman <gildak@...>
 

Would the person who contacted me about Saul Tchernokovky please contact me
again? Due to a computer problem, I lost all my e-mail.

Gilda Kurtzman
gildak@...
Petach Tikva, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MEREMINSKY #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Folks,

Does anyone know if a genealogy has been done of the rabbinic family
MEREMINSKY? They were >from Grodno Gubernya, and at least two were rabbis in
the States, one currently on Long Island (who didn't answer my snailmail
query).

Please respond privately

Best, Steve Orlen


FULLER/TOBIAS families in Toronto #general

Gary & Ruth Ross <evieross@...>
 

Dear helpful genners:

I am looking for anyone who might know (or have known, since they are all
dead) the Canadian branch of my gm's family. The original name was FUNT. One
brother (name unknown) migrated to Toronto and changed his name to FULLER.
He had 2 children: Edith (b. about 1909) m. David TOBIAS in the early 30's.
They had one child, a son named Norman (b. about 1935), who was a talented
bassoonist with a symphony orchestra in Ontario. Norman married a ballerina
with the National Ballet of Canada, but they subsequently divorced. He then
remarried, but both he and his pregnant wife were killed in a freak
automobile accident sometime around 1964-65. David TOBIAS remarried a woman
named Gwen and attended my youngest daughter's Bat Mitzvah in 1983, but we
lost track of him after that.

Sidney FULLER served in World War II (we think in the American army, but
can't understand how a Canadian could do that). After the war, he lived in
NYC, working on a German dictionary. He lived with a couple and a scandal
ensued when he fooled around with the wife and the husband denounced him as
a Communist to HUAC. Sidney FULLER fled the U.S. and my mother had to sign
an affidavit so he could return (this occurred in about 1950). He remained
in Europe (Germany, I think) where he married a German woman and died
childless in the fifties.

The New York Times index carries no news about this scandal (too racy for
the staid paper), but my cousin recalls it being covered by the Daily News
or the New York Post. The posting of the NY Post archives on the web in Nov.
2001 is encouraging for genners who use the internet. Otherwise, I will have
to go to the NY Public Library to look at archives for both tabloids if they
have them.

Anyway, is there a genner in Toronto who might remember this family or
members of this family? Any help would be appreciated. It's not easy to get
vital records >from Canada unless you are a close relative.

Also, I know I can look on the St. Albans list for people who crossed from
Canada into the US, but are there records for immigrants crossing >from the
US into Canada? FUNT/FULLER would have made the crossing about 1908, I
surmise.

Thanks in advance. You are a generous and kind group of people who have gone
out your way to help in the past. I am indebted to you.

Ruth Ross
West Orange, NJ
evieross@...

searching ADELMAN / FUNT / WEINAR / WEINRAB families


TCHERNOKOVSKY #general

Gilda and Bob Kurtzman <gildak@...>
 

Would the person who contacted me about Saul Tchernokovky please contact me
again? Due to a computer problem, I lost all my e-mail.

Gilda Kurtzman
gildak@...
Petach Tikva, Israel


MEREMINSKY #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Folks,

Does anyone know if a genealogy has been done of the rabbinic family
MEREMINSKY? They were >from Grodno Gubernya, and at least two were rabbis in
the States, one currently on Long Island (who didn't answer my snailmail
query).

Please respond privately

Best, Steve Orlen


trying to contact a person who created 'RYBACK' Family Tree -#6639 #general

Igor Genkin <igenkin@...>
 

Hi everyone,
I'm trying to contact a person who placed Ryback Family tree (>from Lithuania
and Latvia) on Jewishgen.org. This is very important to me as Sorrel Gittel
Ryback is my great grandmother. Contact me at
Natasha_genkin@... or my father Igor Genkin at
igenkin@....
Thanks a lot!
Natasha Genkin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen trying to contact a person who created 'RYBACK' Family Tree -#6639 #general

Igor Genkin <igenkin@...>
 

Hi everyone,
I'm trying to contact a person who placed Ryback Family tree (>from Lithuania
and Latvia) on Jewishgen.org. This is very important to me as Sorrel Gittel
Ryback is my great grandmother. Contact me at
Natasha_genkin@... or my father Igor Genkin at
igenkin@....
Thanks a lot!
Natasha Genkin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FULLER/TOBIAS families in Toronto #general

Gary & Ruth Ross <evieross@...>
 

Dear helpful genners:

I am looking for anyone who might know (or have known, since they are all
dead) the Canadian branch of my gm's family. The original name was FUNT. One
brother (name unknown) migrated to Toronto and changed his name to FULLER.
He had 2 children: Edith (b. about 1909) m. David TOBIAS in the early 30's.
They had one child, a son named Norman (b. about 1935), who was a talented
bassoonist with a symphony orchestra in Ontario. Norman married a ballerina
with the National Ballet of Canada, but they subsequently divorced. He then
remarried, but both he and his pregnant wife were killed in a freak
automobile accident sometime around 1964-65. David TOBIAS remarried a woman
named Gwen and attended my youngest daughter's Bat Mitzvah in 1983, but we
lost track of him after that.

Sidney FULLER served in World War II (we think in the American army, but
can't understand how a Canadian could do that). After the war, he lived in
NYC, working on a German dictionary. He lived with a couple and a scandal
ensued when he fooled around with the wife and the husband denounced him as
a Communist to HUAC. Sidney FULLER fled the U.S. and my mother had to sign
an affidavit so he could return (this occurred in about 1950). He remained
in Europe (Germany, I think) where he married a German woman and died
childless in the fifties.

The New York Times index carries no news about this scandal (too racy for
the staid paper), but my cousin recalls it being covered by the Daily News
or the New York Post. The posting of the NY Post archives on the web in Nov.
2001 is encouraging for genners who use the internet. Otherwise, I will have
to go to the NY Public Library to look at archives for both tabloids if they
have them.

Anyway, is there a genner in Toronto who might remember this family or
members of this family? Any help would be appreciated. It's not easy to get
vital records >from Canada unless you are a close relative.

Also, I know I can look on the St. Albans list for people who crossed from
Canada into the US, but are there records for immigrants crossing >from the
US into Canada? FUNT/FULLER would have made the crossing about 1908, I
surmise.

Thanks in advance. You are a generous and kind group of people who have gone
out your way to help in the past. I am indebted to you.

Ruth Ross
West Orange, NJ
evieross@...

searching ADELMAN / FUNT / WEINAR / WEINRAB families


Rav Zvi Pesach FRANK/ Rav Arye LEVIN #general

Harold Greenberg <greenhar@...>
 

Dear George, shalom-

I have written you privately about the connection between the Levin, Shapira
and Frank families. Zvi Pesach Frank was the chief rabbi of Jerusalem >from
1936 on. His brother-in-law was Rabbi Aryeh Levin, rabbi of the Jewish
prisoners during the British mandate in Palestine.

If you research Aryeh Levin by looking in the Encyclopaedia Judaica you will
have trouble finding him - this saintly rabbi was of such modesty that the
editors forgot about him - this oversight was corrected in the 1973 Year
Book. His biography, "A tzaddik in our time" by Simcha Raz, is available in
English translation.

Zvi Greenberg
Eilat, Israel
greenhar@...


Andrushovka, Ukraine #general

Ron Mosoff <rameb3@...>
 

One side of my family, the SHAMROCKs and APPELs seem to have migrated from
this town. Is there anyone else out there with a similar background?

Sincerely,

Ron Mosoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rav Zvi Pesach FRANK/ Rav Arye LEVIN #general

Harold Greenberg <greenhar@...>
 

Dear George, shalom-

I have written you privately about the connection between the Levin, Shapira
and Frank families. Zvi Pesach Frank was the chief rabbi of Jerusalem >from
1936 on. His brother-in-law was Rabbi Aryeh Levin, rabbi of the Jewish
prisoners during the British mandate in Palestine.

If you research Aryeh Levin by looking in the Encyclopaedia Judaica you will
have trouble finding him - this saintly rabbi was of such modesty that the
editors forgot about him - this oversight was corrected in the 1973 Year
Book. His biography, "A tzaddik in our time" by Simcha Raz, is available in
English translation.

Zvi Greenberg
Eilat, Israel
greenhar@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Andrushovka, Ukraine #general

Ron Mosoff <rameb3@...>
 

One side of my family, the SHAMROCKs and APPELs seem to have migrated from
this town. Is there anyone else out there with a similar background?

Sincerely,

Ron Mosoff


Auschwitz survivors in Munich #general

Lancy
 

Dear fellow genners,

I have found photographs of several relatives who survived
Auschwitz and were living in Munich since the end of WWII and up
to 1948, waiting to emigrate to the U.S.

Does anybody know if Auschwitz survivors were living in Munich in
an organized community or in a transitory camp? If so, would
there be records anywhere of such a community, its members and
when and how they dispersed?

Any ideas will be welcome.

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Searching: PRESSER & ZIMMERMAN - Galicia, Ukraine
SPALTER & GRUNHUT - Galicia, Poland
GUTMAN & SLAVNY - Opatow, Poland
KANAREK, WAJNFELD & SLAVNY - Sandomierz, Poland
GULIAK & RAVITZKY - Dubasari, Moldova


sources re Jews of Portland, Maine #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Ruth Rosenbloom <ruthmf@...> asked:

Does anyone know of any sources of information about
Portland, ME that would focus on, or include, the
history of the Jewish Community.
Michael Cohen
Jerusalem of the north: an analysis of religious modernization
in Portland, Maine's Jewish community 1860-1950. 2000.
(A Brown University honors thesis. Copy available at the U of Maine.)

William B. Jordan
Portland's Jewish Cemeteries. 1984.
(Copy available at New England Historic Genealogical Society.)

Benjamin Band
Portland Jewry: Its Growth and Development. 1955.
(Available at a number of research libraries.)

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@...


Descent from Rashi - less likely #general

Yaron Rotman <yarotman@...>
 

An article in Avotaynu is said to have proven that with a very high
probability all ashkenazy jews are descended >from Rashi (as well as all his
contemporaries). Without having read the article, this would have to rely on
the assumption that there was a uniform distribution of the likelihood of
marriage among all possible ashkenazy couples. However, offspring of
prominent rabbinical figures were more likely to marry children of a
similiar descent. Also, these children were themselves more likely to hold
rabbinical positions, thus propagating the dynasty. These trends would tend
to cause stratification (although not absolute) of the jewish population and
thus reduce the likelihood that all ashkenazy are created equal (-:
BTW, my family obviously claims a descent >from Rashi ...

Yaron Rotman
yarotman@...
Researching:
ROJTMAN, ROZEN - Chelm, Mogielnica
HELMANER, ZILBERCAN - Poland
RUSZINEK, BANKIER, HERBET, BERLINSKI - Pilica
SZYDLOWSKI, GROSNACHT - Stopnica
GLATMAN - Goraj
GRUNER - Essen, Germany; Rzeszow, Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: List truncated to the allowable 6 lines.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen sources re Jews of Portland, Maine #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Ruth Rosenbloom <ruthmf@...> asked:

Does anyone know of any sources of information about
Portland, ME that would focus on, or include, the
history of the Jewish Community.
Michael Cohen
Jerusalem of the north: an analysis of religious modernization
in Portland, Maine's Jewish community 1860-1950. 2000.
(A Brown University honors thesis. Copy available at the U of Maine.)

William B. Jordan
Portland's Jewish Cemeteries. 1984.
(Copy available at New England Historic Genealogical Society.)

Benjamin Band
Portland Jewry: Its Growth and Development. 1955.
(Available at a number of research libraries.)

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Auschwitz survivors in Munich #general

Lancy
 

Dear fellow genners,

I have found photographs of several relatives who survived
Auschwitz and were living in Munich since the end of WWII and up
to 1948, waiting to emigrate to the U.S.

Does anybody know if Auschwitz survivors were living in Munich in
an organized community or in a transitory camp? If so, would
there be records anywhere of such a community, its members and
when and how they dispersed?

Any ideas will be welcome.

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel

Searching: PRESSER & ZIMMERMAN - Galicia, Ukraine
SPALTER & GRUNHUT - Galicia, Poland
GUTMAN & SLAVNY - Opatow, Poland
KANAREK, WAJNFELD & SLAVNY - Sandomierz, Poland
GULIAK & RAVITZKY - Dubasari, Moldova


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descent from Rashi - less likely #general

Yaron Rotman <yarotman@...>
 

An article in Avotaynu is said to have proven that with a very high
probability all ashkenazy jews are descended >from Rashi (as well as all his
contemporaries). Without having read the article, this would have to rely on
the assumption that there was a uniform distribution of the likelihood of
marriage among all possible ashkenazy couples. However, offspring of
prominent rabbinical figures were more likely to marry children of a
similiar descent. Also, these children were themselves more likely to hold
rabbinical positions, thus propagating the dynasty. These trends would tend
to cause stratification (although not absolute) of the jewish population and
thus reduce the likelihood that all ashkenazy are created equal (-:
BTW, my family obviously claims a descent >from Rashi ...

Yaron Rotman
yarotman@...
Researching:
ROJTMAN, ROZEN - Chelm, Mogielnica
HELMANER, ZILBERCAN - Poland
RUSZINEK, BANKIER, HERBET, BERLINSKI - Pilica
SZYDLOWSKI, GROSNACHT - Stopnica
GLATMAN - Goraj
GRUNER - Essen, Germany; Rzeszow, Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: List truncated to the allowable 6 lines.


Researcher in the Lvov area #general

Lancy
 

Hello all!

I am looking for a reliable researcher to do some lookups in the
Lvov archives, who speaks English and whose fees are reasonable.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you

Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel


List of ascendants until RASHI #general

Micheline Gutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

Sally Bruckheimer wrote :
" I am no expert on the line to Rashi, but Avotaynu published about 2 dozen
versions of his descent a few years ago, and there were problems with each
one. I am not saying that none of the lines is correct, but that there are
problems."

Sally, I did not speak of any descent version
but of a special list of ascendants
(through BALLIN and TREVES families)
I think you do a comment but have not seen this list.
If you or anybody have the opportunity to look at it,
and if you are able to see an error, please let me know,
I am interested. I thank in advance.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris
http://asso.genami.free.fr