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Seeking Beth David gravesite photos #poland

osborn@...
 

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

May I impose again on your generosity?

If anyone has plans for visiting Beth David cemetery
in Elmont, NY and would be willing to shoot photos, can
you please contact me at osborn@...?

I would love photos of the two headstones of my
great grandparents Philip and Sarah SILBER/SILVER, both
of whom passed away in 1936. Philip came >from Sokolow
Malpolski, and Sarah >from Ulanow, Poland.

As always, I am grateful!

Kind regards,
Marla Raucher Osborn
Palo Alto, CA

Please reply to osborn@...

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn (formerly,
Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow and Sokolow Malapolski (Poland); BLECHER
from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova), BRUNSHTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy (today, Ukraine);
and RAUCHER/RAUSCHER >from Przemysl (Poland)


JRI Poland #Poland Seeking Beth David gravesite photos #poland

osborn@...
 

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

May I impose again on your generosity?

If anyone has plans for visiting Beth David cemetery
in Elmont, NY and would be willing to shoot photos, can
you please contact me at osborn@...?

I would love photos of the two headstones of my
great grandparents Philip and Sarah SILBER/SILVER, both
of whom passed away in 1936. Philip came >from Sokolow
Malpolski, and Sarah >from Ulanow, Poland.

As always, I am grateful!

Kind regards,
Marla Raucher Osborn
Palo Alto, CA

Please reply to osborn@...

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn (formerly,
Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow and Sokolow Malapolski (Poland); BLECHER
from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova), BRUNSHTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy (today, Ukraine);
and RAUCHER/RAUSCHER >from Przemysl (Poland)


Hebrew Translation #poland

Sam <sam.macilroy@...>
 

Hello,

I'm looking for anyone who could help me translate some tombstones from
Hebrew. They are on viewmate # 15233 and 15234. I was looking for an Adler
who was the younger brother of my great-grandfather. He was born near
Nurzec, Poland and emigrated >from Grodno in 1913. He died as a child after
getting settled in the the US.

I have been told that the names on these stones are both female. He also
had a younger sister who was known as Fannie who passed away as a child I'm
not sure where she was born but I was told she was likely buried in a mass
grave after the custom of that time. These are the only two childrens'
stones in the cemetery. If someone could translate them, I would appreciate
it. If someone could also offer some insight on the practice of burying
infant female children in unmarked graves, I would appreciate that as well.
Was that a local thing or something that came >from the old country?

If these stones aren't for my family, I'll be sure to pass any translations
on to the caretaker of the Beth Abraham Cemetery in Bangor, ME so he can
update his records for other family members.

The direct links to these images can be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15233

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15234

Thank you,
Sam MacIlroy

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Hebrew Translation #poland

Sam <sam.macilroy@...>
 

Hello,

I'm looking for anyone who could help me translate some tombstones from
Hebrew. They are on viewmate # 15233 and 15234. I was looking for an Adler
who was the younger brother of my great-grandfather. He was born near
Nurzec, Poland and emigrated >from Grodno in 1913. He died as a child after
getting settled in the the US.

I have been told that the names on these stones are both female. He also
had a younger sister who was known as Fannie who passed away as a child I'm
not sure where she was born but I was told she was likely buried in a mass
grave after the custom of that time. These are the only two childrens'
stones in the cemetery. If someone could translate them, I would appreciate
it. If someone could also offer some insight on the practice of burying
infant female children in unmarked graves, I would appreciate that as well.
Was that a local thing or something that came >from the old country?

If these stones aren't for my family, I'll be sure to pass any translations
on to the caretaker of the Beth Abraham Cemetery in Bangor, ME so he can
update his records for other family members.

The direct links to these images can be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15233

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15234

Thank you,
Sam MacIlroy

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: NYC Archives Lookup Request #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 4/29/2010 GerSIG.Research@... writes:
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has copies of the
microfilms that a vital-records searcher would be consulting in NYC.

Although I have not tried it personally I am also told with the certificate
numbers you can order the certificate via any Family History Library and
they will mail you the certificate for just a few dollars versus the mail
order fees >from the Municipal Archives.

Of course sometimes you rather have some look at the certificate first ..
but when ordering keep in mind the option of using the Family History
Library.

Allan Jordan


Boris Bobroff success story, & seeking further info #general

Anne Bobroff-Hajal
 

I've found some amazing information about my Russian Jewish
grandfather, Boris L. Bobroff (in the US, Bornett L. Bobroff). I will
describe it beginning in the paragraph-after-next.

Beyond what I've found, I would also love to learn about my
grandfather's life in Minsk or in Ryazan, Russia, where he worked
prior to 1905 (he left Russia to avoid the draft). If anyone has
information about Jews in Ryazan or Jewish engineers in Minsk, I would
very much appreciate hearing it.

Now for my success story. The two keys to my finding information
about my grandfather were:
1. a seemingly small tip >from a JewishGen responder
2. the fact that googlebooks has scanned a lot of out-of-print books
and made them available online.

To go back to the beginning: I had endlessly googled everything I
could think of relating to my grandfather, who lived in Wisconsin from
his early 20s until he died. He died before I was born, and I knew
almost nothing about him except that he was an inventor with a small
factory in Racine, WI. The factory was called Teleoptics.

Then, several years ago, I put up a query on Jewish Gen to learn
anything possible about Boris (Bornett) Bobroff. A long while later,
I got an email through Jewish Gen >from some one who told me the only
thing they knew about the Bobroffs is that they "were an engineering
family" in Russia. Bingo! This small tip opened up a huge door to a
man I had never met.

When I googled "Bobroff" together with "engineering," I suddenly found
the most extraordinary documents. It turned out that my grandfather
was deeply involved with the (illegal in the US) effort to try to
establish trade between the US and the Bolshevik government around
1920. He did this via another company I'd never heard of, his Bobroff
Foreign Trading and Engineering Company in Milwaukee. I discovered
that my grandfather was picked up by the US Bureau of Investigation on
his return >from Russia in 1920, along with various items on his
person:

" machinery catalogues,
specifications, correspondence regarding the shipment of various
equipment, etc., to Russian ports. Mr. Bobroff was closely questioned
by Agent Davis and the customs authorities, and a detailed report of
same will be sent to Washington."

The Bureau of Investigation assumed that my grandfather wrote the
letter they confiscated >from him, though after further research, I
think it's possible he was delivering it >from some one else. The letter
appears in full online. It was addressed to Kenneth Durant at the Soviet
Bureau in Philadelphia. It's very long and difficult to read, but
it's a fascinating look into the efforts to achieve trade between the
US and Russia following the revolution. (I have since found some
further information about this in scholarly books and articles,
including my grandfather's involvement).

More recently, following this same line of googling, to my utter
amazement, I found that googlebooks had scanned the record of the 1921
US House Committee on Foreign Affairs investigation of "Conditions in
Russia" following the Revolution. Included in the book were 25 pages
of testimony by my grandfather! I was able to download the entire
"Conditions in Russia" into my own computer, including the 25 pages of
my grandfather's "voice."

During the Congressional hearings, my grandfather was questioned in
detail about his trip to Russia, and his intentions in making the
then-illegal trip. My grandfather had secured $6,000,000 in contracts
to supply the Russians with boots and machinery. For his part, he was
appealing to the US government to end their freeze on allowing the Bolsheviks
to pay for such trade goods using "tsarist" gold.

It's hard to figure out, based on the testimony alone, whether my
grandfather was motivated solely as a businessman trying to make
money, or whether he was also dedicated to helping the Bolsheviks (and
via the Soviet Bureau in the Philadelphia) to achieve diplomatic
recognition by the US government.

There were one or two very wispy stories in my family about my
grandfather's involvement in trade with Russia after the revolution.
But what I found thanks to that little tip >from a Jewish Gen-er gave
me far, far more than any of my living family members had known. To
me, this is a huge success story.

I'm continuing to look for more information about this episode in my
grandfather's life, and about his life in Russia as well, before he
emigrated in 1905 at the age of 22.

Thank you,
Anne Bobroff-Hajal
White Plains NY 10605


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Archives Lookup Request #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 4/29/2010 GerSIG.Research@... writes:
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has copies of the
microfilms that a vital-records searcher would be consulting in NYC.

Although I have not tried it personally I am also told with the certificate
numbers you can order the certificate via any Family History Library and
they will mail you the certificate for just a few dollars versus the mail
order fees >from the Municipal Archives.

Of course sometimes you rather have some look at the certificate first ..
but when ordering keep in mind the option of using the Family History
Library.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Boris Bobroff success story, & seeking further info #general

Anne Bobroff-Hajal
 

I've found some amazing information about my Russian Jewish
grandfather, Boris L. Bobroff (in the US, Bornett L. Bobroff). I will
describe it beginning in the paragraph-after-next.

Beyond what I've found, I would also love to learn about my
grandfather's life in Minsk or in Ryazan, Russia, where he worked
prior to 1905 (he left Russia to avoid the draft). If anyone has
information about Jews in Ryazan or Jewish engineers in Minsk, I would
very much appreciate hearing it.

Now for my success story. The two keys to my finding information
about my grandfather were:
1. a seemingly small tip >from a JewishGen responder
2. the fact that googlebooks has scanned a lot of out-of-print books
and made them available online.

To go back to the beginning: I had endlessly googled everything I
could think of relating to my grandfather, who lived in Wisconsin from
his early 20s until he died. He died before I was born, and I knew
almost nothing about him except that he was an inventor with a small
factory in Racine, WI. The factory was called Teleoptics.

Then, several years ago, I put up a query on Jewish Gen to learn
anything possible about Boris (Bornett) Bobroff. A long while later,
I got an email through Jewish Gen >from some one who told me the only
thing they knew about the Bobroffs is that they "were an engineering
family" in Russia. Bingo! This small tip opened up a huge door to a
man I had never met.

When I googled "Bobroff" together with "engineering," I suddenly found
the most extraordinary documents. It turned out that my grandfather
was deeply involved with the (illegal in the US) effort to try to
establish trade between the US and the Bolshevik government around
1920. He did this via another company I'd never heard of, his Bobroff
Foreign Trading and Engineering Company in Milwaukee. I discovered
that my grandfather was picked up by the US Bureau of Investigation on
his return >from Russia in 1920, along with various items on his
person:

" machinery catalogues,
specifications, correspondence regarding the shipment of various
equipment, etc., to Russian ports. Mr. Bobroff was closely questioned
by Agent Davis and the customs authorities, and a detailed report of
same will be sent to Washington."

The Bureau of Investigation assumed that my grandfather wrote the
letter they confiscated >from him, though after further research, I
think it's possible he was delivering it >from some one else. The letter
appears in full online. It was addressed to Kenneth Durant at the Soviet
Bureau in Philadelphia. It's very long and difficult to read, but
it's a fascinating look into the efforts to achieve trade between the
US and Russia following the revolution. (I have since found some
further information about this in scholarly books and articles,
including my grandfather's involvement).

More recently, following this same line of googling, to my utter
amazement, I found that googlebooks had scanned the record of the 1921
US House Committee on Foreign Affairs investigation of "Conditions in
Russia" following the Revolution. Included in the book were 25 pages
of testimony by my grandfather! I was able to download the entire
"Conditions in Russia" into my own computer, including the 25 pages of
my grandfather's "voice."

During the Congressional hearings, my grandfather was questioned in
detail about his trip to Russia, and his intentions in making the
then-illegal trip. My grandfather had secured $6,000,000 in contracts
to supply the Russians with boots and machinery. For his part, he was
appealing to the US government to end their freeze on allowing the Bolsheviks
to pay for such trade goods using "tsarist" gold.

It's hard to figure out, based on the testimony alone, whether my
grandfather was motivated solely as a businessman trying to make
money, or whether he was also dedicated to helping the Bolsheviks (and
via the Soviet Bureau in the Philadelphia) to achieve diplomatic
recognition by the US government.

There were one or two very wispy stories in my family about my
grandfather's involvement in trade with Russia after the revolution.
But what I found thanks to that little tip >from a Jewish Gen-er gave
me far, far more than any of my living family members had known. To
me, this is a huge success story.

I'm continuing to look for more information about this episode in my
grandfather's life, and about his life in Russia as well, before he
emigrated in 1905 at the age of 22.

Thank you,
Anne Bobroff-Hajal
White Plains NY 10605


Cantor Pinchas (Pinie) MINKOWSKY #general

Ofer Biran <biranofer@...>
 

Hi,

I'm looking for any information on the family of the famous cantor -
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0014_0_13945.html
like parents, brothers / sisters etc. I know that he had a brother
Abraham in Michigan. I believe that the cantor is a great uncle of my
grandfather.

Thanks
Ofer Biran


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cantor Pinchas (Pinie) MINKOWSKY #general

Ofer Biran <biranofer@...>
 

Hi,

I'm looking for any information on the family of the famous cantor -
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0014_0_13945.html
like parents, brothers / sisters etc. I know that he had a brother
Abraham in Michigan. I believe that the cantor is a great uncle of my
grandfather.

Thanks
Ofer Biran


Need help translating From Yiddish #general

Bob Michelson <ramichels4609@...>
 

Hello,

I need help translating a letter >from my wife's grandfather. We are
particularly interested in any locations or people mentioned. The letter is
posted on Viewmate as VM 15238.

Thank you,
Bob Michelson
Sun City Center, FL.

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL is
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=15238
Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help translating From Yiddish #general

Bob Michelson <ramichels4609@...>
 

Hello,

I need help translating a letter >from my wife's grandfather. We are
particularly interested in any locations or people mentioned. The letter is
posted on Viewmate as VM 15238.

Thank you,
Bob Michelson
Sun City Center, FL.

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL is
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=15238
Please reply privately.


Burial Listings for Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale, Michigan #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

I thought there might be some of you who might be interested to know that
there is a listing of more than 15,000 burials found within the Machpelah
Cemetery of Ferndale, Michigan. Ferndale is part of the Detroit metropolitan
area. Their website doesn't have a searchable database per se, but they list
their burials alphabetically on a number of webpages. The data supplied
includes grave number, section, row, lot, lazst name, first name, middle
name, date of death and age at death.

The URL for the cemetery and the data is
http://www.machpelahcemetery.org/index.htm. Just click on the link for the
"Burial List" located within the left-hand column and choose the page that
includes the first letter of the last name you're looking for.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@...


Trying to Locate Petrus Paulus HANDGRIFF from Geleen, Netherlands #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am attempting to locate Petrus Paulus HANDGRIFF >from Geleen, NL. He
submitted several Pages of Testimony for the HANDGRIFF family which I am
sure is a part of the family I am researching.

I have tried unsuccessfully to find some way to contact Petrus, is there
someone in Holland who would be kind enough to provide me with a means to do
so?

Many thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@...


Re: NYC Archives Lookup Request #general

Roger Lustig
 

Public response here, because I think it's of general interest:

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has copies of the
microfilms that a vital-records searcher would be consulting in NYC.
Anyone who has a friend or colleague in SLC may find it simpler to get
records >from there, for several reasons:
--no $11 fee per certificate, nor a $5 daily fee.
--better microfilm readers.
--if large numbers of records are needed, even hiring a professional
researcher is more economical.
--Scanners reduce the reproduction cost per record to $0.
--Almost all the information needed to find the location of a record is
on-line anyway, thanks to our friends at italiangen.org. (They're still
working on some of the brides indexes, for instance.) So in most cases
one can send one's SLC contact a simple list of names, dates and image
numbers >from the index plus reel numbers >from the FHL on-line catalog.
--Cheaper parking rates.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 4/29/2010 1:28 AM, Amy Samin wrote:
Is anyone already planning to go to the NYC Archives and would be willing to do
a lookup for me? I have all of the info, including the number of the birth
certificate, but I want to be sure it's the right person before ordering the
record. I just need the names of the parents.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burial Listings for Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale, Michigan #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

I thought there might be some of you who might be interested to know that
there is a listing of more than 15,000 burials found within the Machpelah
Cemetery of Ferndale, Michigan. Ferndale is part of the Detroit metropolitan
area. Their website doesn't have a searchable database per se, but they list
their burials alphabetically on a number of webpages. The data supplied
includes grave number, section, row, lot, lazst name, first name, middle
name, date of death and age at death.

The URL for the cemetery and the data is
http://www.machpelahcemetery.org/index.htm. Just click on the link for the
"Burial List" located within the left-hand column and choose the page that
includes the first letter of the last name you're looking for.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to Locate Petrus Paulus HANDGRIFF from Geleen, Netherlands #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am attempting to locate Petrus Paulus HANDGRIFF >from Geleen, NL. He
submitted several Pages of Testimony for the HANDGRIFF family which I am
sure is a part of the family I am researching.

I have tried unsuccessfully to find some way to contact Petrus, is there
someone in Holland who would be kind enough to provide me with a means to do
so?

Many thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Archives Lookup Request #general

Roger Lustig
 

Public response here, because I think it's of general interest:

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has copies of the
microfilms that a vital-records searcher would be consulting in NYC.
Anyone who has a friend or colleague in SLC may find it simpler to get
records >from there, for several reasons:
--no $11 fee per certificate, nor a $5 daily fee.
--better microfilm readers.
--if large numbers of records are needed, even hiring a professional
researcher is more economical.
--Scanners reduce the reproduction cost per record to $0.
--Almost all the information needed to find the location of a record is
on-line anyway, thanks to our friends at italiangen.org. (They're still
working on some of the brides indexes, for instance.) So in most cases
one can send one's SLC contact a simple list of names, dates and image
numbers >from the index plus reel numbers >from the FHL on-line catalog.
--Cheaper parking rates.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 4/29/2010 1:28 AM, Amy Samin wrote:
Is anyone already planning to go to the NYC Archives and would be willing to do
a lookup for me? I have all of the info, including the number of the birth
certificate, but I want to be sure it's the right person before ordering the
record. I just need the names of the parents.


New digitized Canadian newspapers #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Multicultural Canada, http://multiculturalcanada.ca/ , has increased
its collection of digitized Canadian Jewish newspapers/weeklies. It
has Canadian Jewish News, Canadian Jewish Review, and Jewish Western
Bulletin.

Zev Griner
GRINER,PANCER,BOJM/BAUM,LUDEN,ZAJDEL (Tomaszow Lubelski, Zamosc)


Picture of grave in Los Angeles #general

david rafky
 

If you live near the Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in L.A. and have reason to
visit this cemetery, I would very much appreciate a pic of the headstones of
my Uncle Morris Rafky and his wife Bertha. They died in 1969 and 1967,
respectively.

Many thanks.

Dave Rafky
Miami, FL