My paternal side were Gunsbergers (one time mis-typed in an official document as Grunsberger) from Hungary. I wonder if any connection?
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This is just to let you know of a recently published book by Miriam Rodrigues-Pereira, Archivist of the Spanish & Portuguese Jewish Community, on: "RECORDS OF THE RAMSGATE JEWISH COMMUNITY 1829 — 1962". The book is an interesting record of local births and marriages which includes several marriages of residents from the Kitchener Camp at Richborough, near Sandwich as well as details of resident members of the Lady Judith Montefiore College in Ramsgate, some of whom were refugees from middle Europe in the 1930s.
The book is now available online, free of charge, and can be downloaded from the book section of the following website: https://www.eastcliff.co.uk/Books.htm. The book will be of genealogical interest to anyone with roots in the Ramsgate community and complements a book published in 2016 by Benedict Kelly and Gerald Tripp: “The Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery 1872-2016” which can also be purchased from the afore-mentioned website as well as others on Ramsgate’s history.
Hashtags: United Kingdom, Sephardic, Germany, Austria.
Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent UK - formerly from London -
Researcher number: 166938 email: dianadacosta@...
Researches include ARNSTEIN, BACH, BASS, BERLIN, COHN, DITTMANN, FLACHFELD, GUETERMANN, HAHN, HELLMANN, HIRSCHMANN, KOHN, KRAILSHEIMER, KUGLER, LOEWI, MANES, MARX, MENDEL, MORGENTHAU, MOHR, ROSENFELD, ROSENWALD, UHLMANN, WEIKERSHEIMER and ZIRNDORFER - all originally from Bavaria, mainly Furth, Nurnberg and Bamberg as listed in the JGFF database.
As far as I know, we are not related to Bodansky families. Might we be related?
Susan Ginsburg Brundage
researching Ginsburg, Baron, Katz, Bikovsky, Mindlin, Kvas or Quass, and Malatsky
from Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus and Latvia
Have you been able to obtain documents such as naturalization, passenger manifests, vital records, etc.?
These documents may list town of birth for the original immigrants.
Once you have a town name then you can begin searching further back in time.
Have you tried doing a soundex search on the surname on various JewishGen databases? https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/
is a free site and good starting point for census, manifests, naturalization and other records.
Hope this helps,
I assume that the occupation "Alien Trader" was written in Polish (although sometimes the occupation was written in Polish and French.) What words were written in the directory exactly? Perhaps you've gotten an inaccurate translation?
There is a Zvia Moskowitz, b. 1859 Romania, d. 1926 New York City.
I have not been able to find any further info on her. Her death cert lists no husband's name. It does list one son named Joe (probably the informant.)
If you can get a photo of her tombstone from Baron Hirsch Cemetery than it may contain the name of her husband.
Baron Hirsch Cemetery charge $16. for a photo.
If you post a request for a photo on JewishGen than someone may volunteer to take a photo for you.
Good luck in your search,
(info below from www.findagrave.com)
|Death Date:||26 Nov 1926|
|Death Place:||Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, United States of America|
|Cemetery:||Baron Hirsch Cemetery|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Staten Island, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, United States of America|
|Burial Date:||28 Nov 1926|
|Burial Place:||New York, New York|
|Death Date:||26 Nov 1926|
|Death Place:||Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
|Death Place (Original):||Manhattan, New York, New York, United States|
|Father's Name:||Israel Moshkowitz|
|Mother's Name:||Clara Rachael|
|Certificate Number:||cn 29181|
Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Director, USA Research Division
Thanks for sharing your mother's touching story.
David Solly Sandler from Australia published a book on the Pinsk orphanages: "The Pinsker Orphans; The life and times of the children from the three Pinsk Jewish Orphanages in the 1920s", published by David Sandler, 2013. You can find the book in Amazon.
In addition the Brest Archive in Belarus holds a numerous number of files on these children. The files include questionnaires, applications to travel abroad and more. The documents are in Russian, Polish and Yiddish, so exhausting them is very hard. Years ago I tried to employ someone to find info on 3 orphans who came to Israel in 1923, also under a false family name, and nothing was found. In the end I established their identity thanks to press news: a cousin from Russia tried to trace the children in 1937. Perhaps you will have the same luck?
Tsukey Yam, Israel
I hope you are enjoying your summer and are safe.
I have been tracing the half-siblings of my great-grandmother, Ciril Yurowitz, nee Schwimmer, originally from Munkacs. With the WIKI for Munkacs records, I found (most?) of the children of her father's first marriage to a Scheindel Farkas. Using DNA I located the descendants of two of these half-siblings. One family seems to be that of Adolf (Abraham), born December 14, 1869 in Munkacs. He married in Europe about 1893, to (Sara) Esther Jakubowicz (her brothers changed the name to Jacobs) and they lived in Chester, PA. His family came to the USA exactly 126 years ago, today, on 22 Jul 1895. I am wondering if Adolf and Esther married in Nagy Szollos, where the Jakubowicz family seems to have lived. Are there any records that can be searched from that town, even if not yet indexed?
Lee MESSING Hover
Searching KLEIN, Hungary; LAP(P)IN, Kretinga, Lithuania; ALTSCHULER, ALTSZULER, Poland; MESSING, Warsaw
I am trying to obtain a death record for an ancestor of mine but am having a difficult time ordering it through vital check. Is there someone in the area who can go there and take a photo of it or transcribe the information for me. The name of the ancestor is Max Koenig who died in Bronx, New York on 5/17/1953. His wife who died 2/20/1948 was Anna Horowitz. Any help is appreciated. I am not a direct relationship and I believe that is why I am being waylaid in getting the record.
Sarah Greenberg (USA)
Ellen Morosoff Pemrick
Saratoga County, NY
Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)
I checked the records and there was an M. Rudman who moved with the IRO to St. Louis in 1904. The connection may be worth exploring.
Risa Daitzman Heywood