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Re: belarus digest: November 29, 1998 #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

In Reply to Israel Pickholtz:

Behemle is Begomel, a small town between Borisov and Dokshitsy. Boris Gitlin,
formerly a Jewish community leader in Borisov and now living in Canada, told
me his family is >from Begomel, and we passed through there on our way to visit
Dokshitsy in 1996. As for Pohost (Pogost), I seem to recall that there were
several different places called Pogost in Belarus. We were told that there was
an old settlement called Pogost that had been absorbed by Borisov. I see
Vitaly Charn lists a Pogost in Igumen uezd, one in Slutsk Uezd and two in
Pinsk Uezd.

Eric Goldstein


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: November 29, 1998 #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

In Reply to Israel Pickholtz:

Behemle is Begomel, a small town between Borisov and Dokshitsy. Boris Gitlin,
formerly a Jewish community leader in Borisov and now living in Canada, told
me his family is >from Begomel, and we passed through there on our way to visit
Dokshitsy in 1996. As for Pohost (Pogost), I seem to recall that there were
several different places called Pogost in Belarus. We were told that there was
an old settlement called Pogost that had been absorbed by Borisov. I see
Vitaly Charn lists a Pogost in Igumen uezd, one in Slutsk Uezd and two in
Pinsk Uezd.

Eric Goldstein


Congratulations, Barbara! #belarus

dardasht@...
 

Congratulations, Barbara!
Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Wow! >from Salt
lake City seminar, to Boston (remember our session at Harvard with Bella
working on old directories??) and now this!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
dardasht@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Congratulations, Barbara! #belarus

dardasht@...
 

Congratulations, Barbara!
Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Wow! >from Salt
lake City seminar, to Boston (remember our session at Harvard with Bella
working on old directories??) and now this!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
dardasht@...


Matzos and Professor Leiman #belarus

East European Jewish Heritage Project <root@...>
 

30 November 1998

I don't want to clutter up the SIG letterbox with non-
genealogical material but to answer Allen Saxe's and Shelly
Dardashti's questions about matzos:

1) Matzos cost $1.25/kilo plus transport >from Kiev to Minsk.
We need 15 metric tons.
2) New equipment for matzo baking costs $48,000.
3) There may be some second hand equipment in Mogilev but I do
not have full information on it yet.
4) We have contacts within the government which, under present
conditions, will allow us to obtain sufficient flour. The
Chief Rabbi of Belarus, Sender Uritsky, however, is not
certain if the flour is kosher. There is probably a way
around that.

The chief advantage of making our own matzo here is that it
contributes to our goal of supporting cultural self-sufficiency
in the Belarussian Jewish community.

More genealogically, I had the opportunity, closer to a
privilege, last week of accompanying a group of American Jews who
had come to Minsk to present a Sefer Torah to the Minsk
Synagogue. They also visited religious sites in Mir, Radon and
Volozhyn. Their guide, Professor and Rabbi Sydney Leiman was
easily the most knowledgeable person I have met about the Jewish
past in East Europe. He is articulate, humane and devoted to the
preservation of the East European tradition. He is probably
known to many of you already. If ever you have a chance to
travel with him I would seize the opportunity.

Best regards >from the Matzo Free Zone,

Frank Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
13b Dauman Street
Minsk
220002
Republic of Belarus
tel/fax: +375 17 234 56 12/234 33 60
e-mail: root@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Matzos and Professor Leiman #belarus

East European Jewish Heritage Project <root@...>
 

30 November 1998

I don't want to clutter up the SIG letterbox with non-
genealogical material but to answer Allen Saxe's and Shelly
Dardashti's questions about matzos:

1) Matzos cost $1.25/kilo plus transport >from Kiev to Minsk.
We need 15 metric tons.
2) New equipment for matzo baking costs $48,000.
3) There may be some second hand equipment in Mogilev but I do
not have full information on it yet.
4) We have contacts within the government which, under present
conditions, will allow us to obtain sufficient flour. The
Chief Rabbi of Belarus, Sender Uritsky, however, is not
certain if the flour is kosher. There is probably a way
around that.

The chief advantage of making our own matzo here is that it
contributes to our goal of supporting cultural self-sufficiency
in the Belarussian Jewish community.

More genealogically, I had the opportunity, closer to a
privilege, last week of accompanying a group of American Jews who
had come to Minsk to present a Sefer Torah to the Minsk
Synagogue. They also visited religious sites in Mir, Radon and
Volozhyn. Their guide, Professor and Rabbi Sydney Leiman was
easily the most knowledgeable person I have met about the Jewish
past in East Europe. He is articulate, humane and devoted to the
preservation of the East European tradition. He is probably
known to many of you already. If ever you have a chance to
travel with him I would seize the opportunity.

Best regards >from the Matzo Free Zone,

Frank Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
13b Dauman Street
Minsk
220002
Republic of Belarus
tel/fax: +375 17 234 56 12/234 33 60
e-mail: root@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Courland Micro Films #latvia

PaulJamesB@...
 

First of all, I apologize for the link on my email that was supposed to go to
an html page for the Courland Microfilms listing. It seems to have gotten
scrambled and is pulling up a strange 3-D glasses page. The web address below
it was correct. That address is:

http://members.aol.com/pberkay/ldsdocs.htm

This web address has the Morman church listing of the Courland 17th through
19th century property lists and other documents on microfilm >from the Riga
State Archives. I could really use some help with the translations I
attempted using a German translation program. (That is far >from a perfect
method for translating documents.)

I was asking other Latvian SIG members to volunteer to go through individual
rolls >from this collection of 134 rolls of Courland microfilm held by the
Morman church. I'm willing to keep a centralized listing of any indexing made
by other members. I plan on going through several rolls myself.

It seems that according to Marion Werle, two rolls of the film that she viewed
were quite a mess. She found pages of one document split between two rolls of
microfilm. Also, some of the documents were hard to read. Hopefully, there
are still many usable documents that might be of value to the group.

Werle also stated that Kahlile Meher >from the FHL in Salt Lake City has
indexed some of these rolls. I think it would be a good start to contact him.
If anyone has an email address or phone number for him, please send it to me
at:
pberkay@....

Werle also stated that the rolls were indexed in Avotaynu, Spring 1998,
beginning on page 25, and Summer 1998, page 24. If anyone has these issues
and can get me the microfilm indexes or tell me where to order them, please
email me. This would be a good starting point to look into these rolls of
microfilm.

Even if some of this film is a mess, I suspect there could be some great value
in these documents. Anyone interested in going through individual rolls,
please email me. Even if only a portion of this film is usable, it would be
well worth our while to get a handle on what's in this collection of microfilm
from the Riga State Archives.
Any help with this project would be appreciated.

Paul Berkay
Long Beach, CA


Courland Micro Films #latvia

PaulJamesB@...
 

First of all, I apologize for the link on my email that was supposed to go to
an html page for the Courland Microfilms listing. It seems to have gotten
scrambled and is pulling up a strange 3-D glasses page. The web address below
it was correct. That address is:

http://members.aol.com/pberkay/ldsdocs.htm

This web address has the Morman church listing of the Courland 17th through
19th century property lists and other documents on microfilm >from the Riga
State Archives. I could really use some help with the translations I
attempted using a German translation program. (That is far >from a perfect
method for translating documents.)

I was asking other Latvian SIG members to volunteer to go through individual
rolls >from this collection of 134 rolls of Courland microfilm held by the
Morman church. I'm willing to keep a centralized listing of any indexing made
by other members. I plan on going through several rolls myself.

It seems that according to Marion Werle, two rolls of the film that she viewed
were quite a mess. She found pages of one document split between two rolls of
microfilm. Also, some of the documents were hard to read. Hopefully, there
are still many usable documents that might be of value to the group.

Werle also stated that Kahlile Meher >from the FHL in Salt Lake City has
indexed some of these rolls. I think it would be a good start to contact him.
If anyone has an email address or phone number for him, please send it to me
at:
pberkay@....

Werle also stated that the rolls were indexed in Avotaynu, Spring 1998,
beginning on page 25, and Summer 1998, page 24. If anyone has these issues
and can get me the microfilm indexes or tell me where to order them, please
email me. This would be a good starting point to look into these rolls of
microfilm.

Even if some of this film is a mess, I suspect there could be some great value
in these documents. Anyone interested in going through individual rolls,
please email me. Even if only a portion of this film is usable, it would be
well worth our while to get a handle on what's in this collection of microfilm
from the Riga State Archives.
Any help with this project would be appreciated.

Paul Berkay
Long Beach, CA


Re: Lachowicze Records Translated #belarus

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

I have a neighbor named Naum Lyachovitzky. Came >from the
former USSR just a few years ago.

Israel Pickholtz

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jackie Wasserstein, I hope that Israel's neighbor turns
out to be a family connection.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Lachowicze Records Translated #belarus

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

I have a neighbor named Naum Lyachovitzky. Came >from the
former USSR just a few years ago.

Israel Pickholtz

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jackie Wasserstein, I hope that Israel's neighbor turns
out to be a family connection.


Family from PAHOST #belarus

Gloria Auletta Bailey <Auletta1@...>
 

This is the first time I have seen reference to family >from Pahost. My
SCHILDKRAUT family is also >from Pahost. I believe it is near Slutsk.

Gloria Auletta Bailey,
Mountlake Terrace, WA (near Seattle)

Searching for SCHILDKRAUT, ROSEN, OSHEROWITZ, GINSBERG

+++++++++++++++++

Israel Pickholtz wrote:

"I have just received information on my GORDON
family, placing some of them in "POHOST not far
from Dahlinav" (is that perhaps Posthavy??) and
"BEHEMLE in Minsk county."


Belarus SIG #Belarus Family from PAHOST #belarus

Gloria Auletta Bailey <Auletta1@...>
 

This is the first time I have seen reference to family >from Pahost. My
SCHILDKRAUT family is also >from Pahost. I believe it is near Slutsk.

Gloria Auletta Bailey,
Mountlake Terrace, WA (near Seattle)

Searching for SCHILDKRAUT, ROSEN, OSHEROWITZ, GINSBERG

+++++++++++++++++

Israel Pickholtz wrote:

"I have just received information on my GORDON
family, placing some of them in "POHOST not far
from Dahlinav" (is that perhaps Posthavy??) and
"BEHEMLE in Minsk county."


Re: "boritsia and dvorets" #belarus

Nysacdl@...
 

Thanks for the "Benenson >from Borisov" info. I'll email Mike Levine for
further details. Please keep me in the loop.

Patricia Marcus

researching BENENSON >from Borisov
KASOFSKY >from Dolhevina
BLUMENKOPF >from Mezeritch
JABLONSKY (YABLONSKY) >from Pruhzhana


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: "boritsia and dvorets" #belarus

Nysacdl@...
 

Thanks for the "Benenson >from Borisov" info. I'll email Mike Levine for
further details. Please keep me in the loop.

Patricia Marcus

researching BENENSON >from Borisov
KASOFSKY >from Dolhevina
BLUMENKOPF >from Mezeritch
JABLONSKY (YABLONSKY) >from Pruhzhana


Re: BEHEMLE #belarus

Adarelana@...
 

This is in reply to "IsraelP" <p2o5rock@...> who asked about the
town of BEHEMLE, spelled in Hebrew bet-ayin-heh-ayin-mem-lamed ayin (3-/3z3v)
If I am not mistaken that is Yiddish for "little cow" or "little beast".

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA

Researching: BELINKOFF >from Gomel, Israel, Ohio, Los Angeles;
PINTCHUK >from Tomaszov Maszowieki, Poland,Youngstown & Cleveland;
GOLDER & GOLDFARB >from Ostrolenka & Chicago


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: BEHEMLE #belarus

Adarelana@...
 

This is in reply to "IsraelP" <p2o5rock@...> who asked about the
town of BEHEMLE, spelled in Hebrew bet-ayin-heh-ayin-mem-lamed ayin (3-/3z3v)
If I am not mistaken that is Yiddish for "little cow" or "little beast".

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA

Researching: BELINKOFF >from Gomel, Israel, Ohio, Los Angeles;
PINTCHUK >from Tomaszov Maszowieki, Poland,Youngstown & Cleveland;
GOLDER & GOLDFARB >from Ostrolenka & Chicago


Jewish communities of Minsk gubernia (1905). #belarus

Vcharny@...
 

Data >from local (Minsk gub.) official newspaper.

I will state just town names that was centers of Jewish communities along with
two numbers: entire population and poor among them.

Minsk uyezd

Minsk 10651 (4900)
Koidanov 1401 (900)
Stolptsy 900 (500)
[Novy] Sverzhen' 370 (250)
Rakov 883 (250)
Ivenets 788 (400)
Kamen' 174 (124)
Rubezhevichi 410 (262)
Samokhvalovichi 275 (160)
Ostroshitskiy Gorodok 303 (165)
Nedvizhinskoe (farmers) 141 (76)
Zaslav 361 (220)

Borisob uyezd

Borisov 1646 (947)
Smolevichi 192 (95)
Logoisk 391 (180)
Pleshchenitsi and Okolovo 391 (176)
Kholopenichi 343 (115)
Zembin 312 (90)
Esmany 63 (40)
Krasnoluk 290 (140)
Dokshitsy 607 (500)

Igumen uyezd

Igumen 650 (400)
Berezin 625 (345)
Dukora 295 (147)
Lapichi 148 (90)
Losha 188 (90)
Pogost 355 (195)
Pukhovichi 640 (320)
Smilovichi 740 (390)
Shatsk 233 (155)
Kholuy 174 (95)
Uzda 800 (600)
Mogil'no 120 (60)
Klichev (farmers) 112 (70)
Bogushevichi 171 (50)
Uzlyany 323 (180)
Seliba (farmers) 108 (80)

Bobruisk uyezd

Bobruisk 2504 (1670)
Parichi 911 (600)
Glusk 1616 (1396)
Pobolov 170 (110)
Gorodka 159 (84)
Osipovichi - ( - )
Kazimirov 118 (100)
Shchedrin (farmers) 480 (180)
Luban' 308 (270)
Ozarichi 293 (220)
Svisloch' 320 (205)
Lubonich' 284 (210)
Urechye 484 (400)

Rechitsa uyezd

Rechitsa 1258 (1057)
Gorvol' 332 (303)
Bragin 1077 (770)
Loev 651 (660)
Khoiniki 517 (476)
Kholmech 333 (305)
Yurevichi 281 (250)
Narovlya 344 (321)
Kalenkovichi 390 (380)
Kamarin 150 (130)
Davyd-Sloboda 57 (30)

Mozyr uyezd

Mozyr 947 (550)
Turov 928 (400)
David Gorodok 923 (650)
Petrikov 438 (245)
Kopatkevichi 307 (221)
Lel'chitsy 154 (67)
Lenin 124 (70)
Lakhva 250 (110)
Karolin 162 (50)
Skrygalov 102 (30)

Pinsk uyezd

Pinsk 4768 (2400)
Kozhan Gorodok 463 (190)
Pogost-Zagorodsky 370 (100)
Pogost-Zarechny 195 (30)
Stolin 1023 (350)
Nobel' 175 (30)
Voinovka 28 (20)
Lubeshov 888 (250)
Svyataya Volya 208 (100)
Telekhany 98 (30)

Slutsk uyezd

Slutsk 7052 (2455)
Lyakhovichi 1436 (636)
Kopyl' 976 (425)
Pogost 160 (95)
Timkovichi 556 (300)
Gresk - ( - )
Grozov 347 (150)
Starobin 632 (450)
Romanov 295 (180)
Vyzvyan 167 (95)
Nesvizh 2307 (1500)
Kletsk 1923 (1600)

Novogrudok uezd

Novogrudok 1933 (1300)
Mir 1464 (1200)
Gorodishch 470 (280)
Vselub 249 (150)
Delyatichi 158 (95)
Eremich 113 (85)
Korelichi 720 (506)
Kroshin 139 (90)
Lubcha 875 (550)
Novo-Mysh 654 (500)
Negnevichi 234 (145)
Polonka 167 (100)
Snov 129 (80)
Stvolovich 307 (250)
Turets 287 (168)
Tsirin 184 (125)
Razvodovo 120 (40)

Vitaly Charny
Birmingham, AL


Belarus SIG #Belarus Jewish communities of Minsk gubernia (1905). #belarus

Vcharny@...
 

Data >from local (Minsk gub.) official newspaper.

I will state just town names that was centers of Jewish communities along with
two numbers: entire population and poor among them.

Minsk uyezd

Minsk 10651 (4900)
Koidanov 1401 (900)
Stolptsy 900 (500)
[Novy] Sverzhen' 370 (250)
Rakov 883 (250)
Ivenets 788 (400)
Kamen' 174 (124)
Rubezhevichi 410 (262)
Samokhvalovichi 275 (160)
Ostroshitskiy Gorodok 303 (165)
Nedvizhinskoe (farmers) 141 (76)
Zaslav 361 (220)

Borisob uyezd

Borisov 1646 (947)
Smolevichi 192 (95)
Logoisk 391 (180)
Pleshchenitsi and Okolovo 391 (176)
Kholopenichi 343 (115)
Zembin 312 (90)
Esmany 63 (40)
Krasnoluk 290 (140)
Dokshitsy 607 (500)

Igumen uyezd

Igumen 650 (400)
Berezin 625 (345)
Dukora 295 (147)
Lapichi 148 (90)
Losha 188 (90)
Pogost 355 (195)
Pukhovichi 640 (320)
Smilovichi 740 (390)
Shatsk 233 (155)
Kholuy 174 (95)
Uzda 800 (600)
Mogil'no 120 (60)
Klichev (farmers) 112 (70)
Bogushevichi 171 (50)
Uzlyany 323 (180)
Seliba (farmers) 108 (80)

Bobruisk uyezd

Bobruisk 2504 (1670)
Parichi 911 (600)
Glusk 1616 (1396)
Pobolov 170 (110)
Gorodka 159 (84)
Osipovichi - ( - )
Kazimirov 118 (100)
Shchedrin (farmers) 480 (180)
Luban' 308 (270)
Ozarichi 293 (220)
Svisloch' 320 (205)
Lubonich' 284 (210)
Urechye 484 (400)

Rechitsa uyezd

Rechitsa 1258 (1057)
Gorvol' 332 (303)
Bragin 1077 (770)
Loev 651 (660)
Khoiniki 517 (476)
Kholmech 333 (305)
Yurevichi 281 (250)
Narovlya 344 (321)
Kalenkovichi 390 (380)
Kamarin 150 (130)
Davyd-Sloboda 57 (30)

Mozyr uyezd

Mozyr 947 (550)
Turov 928 (400)
David Gorodok 923 (650)
Petrikov 438 (245)
Kopatkevichi 307 (221)
Lel'chitsy 154 (67)
Lenin 124 (70)
Lakhva 250 (110)
Karolin 162 (50)
Skrygalov 102 (30)

Pinsk uyezd

Pinsk 4768 (2400)
Kozhan Gorodok 463 (190)
Pogost-Zagorodsky 370 (100)
Pogost-Zarechny 195 (30)
Stolin 1023 (350)
Nobel' 175 (30)
Voinovka 28 (20)
Lubeshov 888 (250)
Svyataya Volya 208 (100)
Telekhany 98 (30)

Slutsk uyezd

Slutsk 7052 (2455)
Lyakhovichi 1436 (636)
Kopyl' 976 (425)
Pogost 160 (95)
Timkovichi 556 (300)
Gresk - ( - )
Grozov 347 (150)
Starobin 632 (450)
Romanov 295 (180)
Vyzvyan 167 (95)
Nesvizh 2307 (1500)
Kletsk 1923 (1600)

Novogrudok uezd

Novogrudok 1933 (1300)
Mir 1464 (1200)
Gorodishch 470 (280)
Vselub 249 (150)
Delyatichi 158 (95)
Eremich 113 (85)
Korelichi 720 (506)
Kroshin 139 (90)
Lubcha 875 (550)
Novo-Mysh 654 (500)
Negnevichi 234 (145)
Polonka 167 (100)
Snov 129 (80)
Stvolovich 307 (250)
Turets 287 (168)
Tsirin 184 (125)
Razvodovo 120 (40)

Vitaly Charny
Birmingham, AL


Re: Lachowicze Records Translated #belarus

Jackie Wasserstein
 

That would be nice. I know very little about my Lachowitsky (that's how my
grandma spelled it) family. My great grandfather was Abraham Lachowitsky. My
grandmother was Malka Lachowitsky Granat. She was born in Slutsk, Belarus.
When they came to New York Abraham deserted the family. I have been unable to
track him down. If your neighbor has family >from Slutsk or environs, we could
be related.

Jackie


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Lachowicze Records Translated #belarus

Jackie Wasserstein
 

That would be nice. I know very little about my Lachowitsky (that's how my
grandma spelled it) family. My great grandfather was Abraham Lachowitsky. My
grandmother was Malka Lachowitsky Granat. She was born in Slutsk, Belarus.
When they came to New York Abraham deserted the family. I have been unable to
track him down. If your neighbor has family >from Slutsk or environs, we could
be related.

Jackie