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Re: Interests #courland #latvia

Fhklesq@...
 

I subscribed to your mailing list because my maternal grandfather's name (at
least in the U.S.) was "Max Courland". He was here in this country before
1900 and I was interested in the history of the jews in Courland. Can you
give me any leads on that? Thank you.

Frances Levine


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Interests #courland #latvia

Fhklesq@...
 

I subscribed to your mailing list because my maternal grandfather's name (at
least in the U.S.) was "Max Courland". He was here in this country before
1900 and I was interested in the history of the jews in Courland. Can you
give me any leads on that? Thank you.

Frances Levine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family question #general

Simon Barak
 

Joelhoopa@... wrote:

I have just recently found out that my grandmother was born in Rzeszow,
Poland in 1913. But, for some reason, she moved to Vienna, Austria in the
time between 1915 and 1925. Does anybody know why they might have done
this? Might it have something to do with the fact that she was Jewish and
the Nazis were just starting to take over Europe?
1. In 1915 Corporal Adolf Hitler (Imakh Shmo Vezikhro) was a soldier in
the West front of the First World War. He was to gain power only in 1933
and annex Austria in 1938. Therefore no Nazi takeover in the plot.
2. Poland within it's boundaries as we know it today did not exist then:
the Northern Part was under Russian rule while the Southern (Galicia) was
Austrian.
3. Until May 1915 the Eastern front (where Germans and Austrians stood
against Russians) passed through the town of Tarnow. Then the Eastern
Spring Offensive of the German Army started and in two months (until July
1915) the Germans conquered almost all Galicia and stabilized a front going
from Lublin, through the Bug River and the Strypa and up to the Dniester.
In September Ludendorf conquered territories further to the East and
stabilized a front going in an almost straight line >from Riga through
Vilna, Brest Litovsk, Tarnopol to Czernowitz.
4. Since your GM was only 2 at that time I suppose she was not involved in
the decision of moving to Vienna. Whether her parents did it for safety,
economic or other reasons is a matter of speculation, but nevertheless,
having the Huns around I don't blame them.
p.s.: Since I have been asked before by the moderators to quote my sources
I refer you to any History textbook or Encyclopedia. A very nice map of the
Eastern front can be found in Liddell Hart's History of the First World War
(previously known as "The Real War") published 1930 Cassel and Co London.
Paperback edition by Pan.

Dr Shimon Barak
Israel


Re: Family question #general

Simon Barak
 

Joelhoopa@... wrote:

I have just recently found out that my grandmother was born in Rzeszow,
Poland in 1913. But, for some reason, she moved to Vienna, Austria in the
time between 1915 and 1925. Does anybody know why they might have done
this? Might it have something to do with the fact that she was Jewish and
the Nazis were just starting to take over Europe?
1. In 1915 Corporal Adolf Hitler (Imakh Shmo Vezikhro) was a soldier in
the West front of the First World War. He was to gain power only in 1933
and annex Austria in 1938. Therefore no Nazi takeover in the plot.
2. Poland within it's boundaries as we know it today did not exist then:
the Northern Part was under Russian rule while the Southern (Galicia) was
Austrian.
3. Until May 1915 the Eastern front (where Germans and Austrians stood
against Russians) passed through the town of Tarnow. Then the Eastern
Spring Offensive of the German Army started and in two months (until July
1915) the Germans conquered almost all Galicia and stabilized a front going
from Lublin, through the Bug River and the Strypa and up to the Dniester.
In September Ludendorf conquered territories further to the East and
stabilized a front going in an almost straight line >from Riga through
Vilna, Brest Litovsk, Tarnopol to Czernowitz.
4. Since your GM was only 2 at that time I suppose she was not involved in
the decision of moving to Vienna. Whether her parents did it for safety,
economic or other reasons is a matter of speculation, but nevertheless,
having the Huns around I don't blame them.
p.s.: Since I have been asked before by the moderators to quote my sources
I refer you to any History textbook or Encyclopedia. A very nice map of the
Eastern front can be found in Liddell Hart's History of the First World War
(previously known as "The Real War") published 1930 Cassel and Co London.
Paperback edition by Pan.

Dr Shimon Barak
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need opinion on theory about TRUPP #general

Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

You are most definately correct that your anscestry is Jewish.
The name TRUPP is one used by Jews. The Lithuanian Rabbi- Naftoli TROP
"Trupp"), born in Grodno, was Dean in the yeshiva of the
illustrious Chofetz
Chaim, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan. Also, I know Jews with
the name TROPPER (Trupper). I don't know the origin of the name, but can
tell you that in Yiddish, "trupp" are the cantillation notes used for
chanting the Torah in the synagogue. Also, "truppen" means "drops" in
Yiddish. A "blut's trupp" is a blood spot found in a egg.
To answer the points made by your cousin, the letters below correspond to
his points:

A., B &D. Many Jews carry German surnames. If they lived in German speaking
lands at the time of surname adoption, they were required to do so. Thus,
many of us (myself included- since my family came >from Galicia- formerly
part of Austria) have German surnames, shared by Gentile and Jew alike.
C. There are many of us who have problems locating victums of the Holocaust
on lists. Hopefully, with Yad Veshem and USHMM new databases that will
change. But not finding does not mean there weren't any victums!)

In terms of converting to Judaism, it was very rare indeed, and there's no
reason to believe in your case that they did.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


Re: Need opinion on theory about TRUPP #general

Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

You are most definately correct that your anscestry is Jewish.
The name TRUPP is one used by Jews. The Lithuanian Rabbi- Naftoli TROP
"Trupp"), born in Grodno, was Dean in the yeshiva of the
illustrious Chofetz
Chaim, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan. Also, I know Jews with
the name TROPPER (Trupper). I don't know the origin of the name, but can
tell you that in Yiddish, "trupp" are the cantillation notes used for
chanting the Torah in the synagogue. Also, "truppen" means "drops" in
Yiddish. A "blut's trupp" is a blood spot found in a egg.
To answer the points made by your cousin, the letters below correspond to
his points:

A., B &D. Many Jews carry German surnames. If they lived in German speaking
lands at the time of surname adoption, they were required to do so. Thus,
many of us (myself included- since my family came >from Galicia- formerly
part of Austria) have German surnames, shared by Gentile and Jew alike.
C. There are many of us who have problems locating victums of the Holocaust
on lists. Hopefully, with Yad Veshem and USHMM new databases that will
change. But not finding does not mean there weren't any victums!)

In terms of converting to Judaism, it was very rare indeed, and there's no
reason to believe in your case that they did.

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth Place listed on California Death Index #general

Steve and Dara Snyder <cat2steve@...>
 

In using the California Death index 1940-1995:
< http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi >
I have noticed that some listings give the place of birth as "Rest (Other)".
Does this mean somewhere other than the US or Canada (I found one giving
Canada as the birth place)? For our purposes, I guess this means Europe
in most cases?

And I can only assume that the actual death certificate will say
something else.

Thanks,

Steve Snyder
Reston, Virginia
Researcher #2561
cat2steve@...
cat2steve@...


Birth Place listed on California Death Index #general

Steve and Dara Snyder <cat2steve@...>
 

In using the California Death index 1940-1995:
< http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi >
I have noticed that some listings give the place of birth as "Rest (Other)".
Does this mean somewhere other than the US or Canada (I found one giving
Canada as the birth place)? For our purposes, I guess this means Europe
in most cases?

And I can only assume that the actual death certificate will say
something else.

Thanks,

Steve Snyder
Reston, Virginia
Researcher #2561
cat2steve@...
cat2steve@...


Kishinev census?? #general

Robin Sherman <strathtch@...>
 

Does anyone know if the Russian empire census for Kishinev was filmed
by LDS or if it is available anywhere?
Robin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kishinev census?? #general

Robin Sherman <strathtch@...>
 

Does anyone know if the Russian empire census for Kishinev was filmed
by LDS or if it is available anywhere?
Robin


NJ Archives moved #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Friends,

I was unaware that the NJ Archives in Trenton had moved about 3 doors down
(just past the Museum) and wanted to apprise you of the fact, and commend
them on their lovely new site, with good microfilm readers, helpful staff
and very well organized file cabinets....it was a real pleasure to do
research there....the staff was very attentive to genealogy needs.....when
I'd found my ggf's Death Cert and asked the archivist about Lodi Cemetery,
she immediately whipped out a book of Cemeteries and photocopied the page
Lodi Cemetery was on.
Jane Lowenkron Foss


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NJ Archives moved #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Friends,

I was unaware that the NJ Archives in Trenton had moved about 3 doors down
(just past the Museum) and wanted to apprise you of the fact, and commend
them on their lovely new site, with good microfilm readers, helpful staff
and very well organized file cabinets....it was a real pleasure to do
research there....the staff was very attentive to genealogy needs.....when
I'd found my ggf's Death Cert and asked the archivist about Lodi Cemetery,
she immediately whipped out a book of Cemeteries and photocopied the page
Lodi Cemetery was on.
Jane Lowenkron Foss


Lower Eastside of New York #general

Barbara Meyers
 

By chance, does anyone out there remember or did you ever use the services
of Abe KAFLOWITZ who was a barber at Norfolk St or Jacob Kaflowitz of
Suffolk St both on the lower eastside of ny. Jacob taught violin lessons
as well as repaired them. this was probably between 1915 till maybe the
30's or 40's. Jacob wrote "A Trip to Palestine" which was to have been a
very difficult piece of music to play.
If any of this sounds familiar, i'd love to get info, please resond.
Thank you
Barbara Meyers
searching:alk,kaflowitz,klein,meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lower Eastside of New York #general

Barbara Meyers
 

By chance, does anyone out there remember or did you ever use the services
of Abe KAFLOWITZ who was a barber at Norfolk St or Jacob Kaflowitz of
Suffolk St both on the lower eastside of ny. Jacob taught violin lessons
as well as repaired them. this was probably between 1915 till maybe the
30's or 40's. Jacob wrote "A Trip to Palestine" which was to have been a
very difficult piece of music to play.
If any of this sounds familiar, i'd love to get info, please resond.
Thank you
Barbara Meyers
searching:alk,kaflowitz,klein,meyers


Julia, Marvin WEISS, Whitestone, NY #general

Barbara Meyers
 

My cousin Julia's son Marvin may be my only link to finding out info on my
pgrandfather Charles KLEIN. Does anyone out there know of a Marvin WEISS
who may still be living in the Whitestone area of Long Island whose mother's
name was Julia. She resided on Parson's Blvd. I would imagine he would
be in his 60's. Julia and Charles were either cousins or uncle and niece.
She passed on in either the 80's or 90's and I would love to connect with
Marvin.

Thanks in advance.
Barbara Klein Meyers
babycat3@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Julia, Marvin WEISS, Whitestone, NY #general

Barbara Meyers
 

My cousin Julia's son Marvin may be my only link to finding out info on my
pgrandfather Charles KLEIN. Does anyone out there know of a Marvin WEISS
who may still be living in the Whitestone area of Long Island whose mother's
name was Julia. She resided on Parson's Blvd. I would imagine he would
be in his 60's. Julia and Charles were either cousins or uncle and niece.
She passed on in either the 80's or 90's and I would love to connect with
Marvin.

Thanks in advance.
Barbara Klein Meyers
babycat3@...


California Birth/Death indexes #general

Stephen A. Cohen
 

Last week Barbara Algaze wrote to the General Bulletin about two indexes
for births and deaths in California and similar ones in two other states.

As I normally do, I recorded these addresses for future use, but I never
thought they would be useful so fast. The sites I'm referring to are:

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/birth/search.cgi
http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi

I was just composing a memo to the general bulletin in the hope of locating
the family of May LEINKRAM, a daughter of Charles & Rose LEINKRAM of
Krakow, Galicia, Poland, who brought their family to Brooklyn NY USA around
1900. The maiden name of Rose was GOLDBERG and she was a distant cousin of
my GG grandfather Izak David GOLDBERG of Krakow.

The family knew that May had married Isadore Block and had two children
Paula & Theodore. They knew that Paula had married a Lew Triemel (spelling
unknown) and had moved to California.

All attempts to locate this family were unsuccessful, but before sent my
note to JewishGen I tried the new indexes. Each is far more than a simple
index because you can search by multiple fields and by the actual name,
sound ex & something called Metaphone which I didn't get a chance to use.

The actual name search brought up nothing, but sound ex brought up Paula,
TREIMEL her middle initial "B" for BLOCK, her birth & death dates. It gave
her place of birth and death and her SSN number. Fields were there but
blank for her parents names and mother's maiden name.

The birth index is not as informative but gave the full name, middle
initial, county and birth date and more important to me the mother's maiden
name, which confirm that it was the right family. I even found a granddaughter.

I find the telephone indexes on C/D very useful at such time and within
five minutes I was talking the an 80 year old aunt and sister in law to
Paula. I now have the telephone number of two of the children and that of
her son who is also into genealogy.

I must thank Barbara Algaze again for telling the membership of these
indexes and thereby this success story.

Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen #12106
East Meadow NY


PS: I am researching the following families:

BAUM:Germany/Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX & LEFEVRE, LEFEBRE: Germany:Rhineland
Palat; BASIST/ BASSIST:Belarus/Lida Dist; COHEN formerly
SHEINHOUS/SHEINHOUSE/ SHEINHAUS: Belarus/Radoshkovichi, Molodechno;
BIRNBAUM/ GOLDBERG/LEINKRAM: Galicia:Krakow; SCHNEPS/SHNEPS/SZNEPS:
Galicia:Debica formerly Dembitz,Tarnow; GELLER:Galicia:Mielec; KREINDLER;
ECKSTEIN;


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen California Birth/Death indexes #general

Stephen A. Cohen
 

Last week Barbara Algaze wrote to the General Bulletin about two indexes
for births and deaths in California and similar ones in two other states.

As I normally do, I recorded these addresses for future use, but I never
thought they would be useful so fast. The sites I'm referring to are:

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/birth/search.cgi
http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi

I was just composing a memo to the general bulletin in the hope of locating
the family of May LEINKRAM, a daughter of Charles & Rose LEINKRAM of
Krakow, Galicia, Poland, who brought their family to Brooklyn NY USA around
1900. The maiden name of Rose was GOLDBERG and she was a distant cousin of
my GG grandfather Izak David GOLDBERG of Krakow.

The family knew that May had married Isadore Block and had two children
Paula & Theodore. They knew that Paula had married a Lew Triemel (spelling
unknown) and had moved to California.

All attempts to locate this family were unsuccessful, but before sent my
note to JewishGen I tried the new indexes. Each is far more than a simple
index because you can search by multiple fields and by the actual name,
sound ex & something called Metaphone which I didn't get a chance to use.

The actual name search brought up nothing, but sound ex brought up Paula,
TREIMEL her middle initial "B" for BLOCK, her birth & death dates. It gave
her place of birth and death and her SSN number. Fields were there but
blank for her parents names and mother's maiden name.

The birth index is not as informative but gave the full name, middle
initial, county and birth date and more important to me the mother's maiden
name, which confirm that it was the right family. I even found a granddaughter.

I find the telephone indexes on C/D very useful at such time and within
five minutes I was talking the an 80 year old aunt and sister in law to
Paula. I now have the telephone number of two of the children and that of
her son who is also into genealogy.

I must thank Barbara Algaze again for telling the membership of these
indexes and thereby this success story.

Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen #12106
East Meadow NY


PS: I am researching the following families:

BAUM:Germany/Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX & LEFEVRE, LEFEBRE: Germany:Rhineland
Palat; BASIST/ BASSIST:Belarus/Lida Dist; COHEN formerly
SHEINHOUS/SHEINHOUSE/ SHEINHAUS: Belarus/Radoshkovichi, Molodechno;
BIRNBAUM/ GOLDBERG/LEINKRAM: Galicia:Krakow; SCHNEPS/SHNEPS/SZNEPS:
Galicia:Debica formerly Dembitz,Tarnow; GELLER:Galicia:Mielec; KREINDLER;
ECKSTEIN;


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Siauliai Records Distribution #lithuania

Carol Baker <carolcbaker@...>
 

The Siauliai District Research Group has just made a distribution of
2,833 newly acquired records >from the following lists:

Akmene 1846 Candle Taxpayers
Akmene 1915 Rabbi Electors
Baisogala 1894 Rabbi Electors
Baisogala 1905 Rabbi Electors
Gruzdziai 1894 Municipal Electors
Joniskis 1846 Candle Taxpayers
Klykoliai 1896 Box Taxpayers
Klykoliai 1904 Box Taxpayers
Leckava 1886 Rabbi Electors
Luoke 1911 Candle Taxpayers
Lygumai 1892 Box Taxpayers
Lygumai 1892 Rabbi Electors
Lygumai 1896 Box Taxpayers
Lygumai 1904 Box Taxpayers
Papile 1877 Box Taxpayers
Pasvitinys 1904 Rabbi Electors
Siaulenai 1891 Rabbi Electors
Vieksniai 1845 Alphabetical Index
Vieksniai 1846 Candle Taxpayers
Vieksniai 1886 Rabbi Electors
Zagare 1846 Candle Taxpayers

And, incredible although it may seem, we have 42 lists currently in line

for translation and an additional 20 on order.

If you are a contributor and did not receive this data, please get in
touch with me. If you would like to join in this project and receive
all past and future lists, please send your tax deductible donation of
$100 (or more). Instructions for payment by check or credit card can be
found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/donor.htm

Carol Coplin Baker
Siauliai District Research Coordinator
carolcbaker@...


Siauliai Records Distribution #lithuania

Carol Baker <carolcbaker@...>
 

The Siauliai District Research Group has just made a distribution of
2,833 newly acquired records >from the following lists:

Akmene 1846 Candle Taxpayers
Akmene 1915 Rabbi Electors
Baisogala 1894 Rabbi Electors
Baisogala 1905 Rabbi Electors
Gruzdziai 1894 Municipal Electors
Joniskis 1846 Candle Taxpayers
Klykoliai 1896 Box Taxpayers
Klykoliai 1904 Box Taxpayers
Leckava 1886 Rabbi Electors
Luoke 1911 Candle Taxpayers
Lygumai 1892 Box Taxpayers
Lygumai 1892 Rabbi Electors
Lygumai 1896 Box Taxpayers
Lygumai 1904 Box Taxpayers
Papile 1877 Box Taxpayers
Pasvitinys 1904 Rabbi Electors
Siaulenai 1891 Rabbi Electors
Vieksniai 1845 Alphabetical Index
Vieksniai 1846 Candle Taxpayers
Vieksniai 1886 Rabbi Electors
Zagare 1846 Candle Taxpayers

And, incredible although it may seem, we have 42 lists currently in line

for translation and an additional 20 on order.

If you are a contributor and did not receive this data, please get in
touch with me. If you would like to join in this project and receive
all past and future lists, please send your tax deductible donation of
$100 (or more). Instructions for payment by check or credit card can be
found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/donor.htm

Carol Coplin Baker
Siauliai District Research Coordinator
carolcbaker@...