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searching the Lodz Ghetto database #lodz #poland

Debbie Long <d_long@...>
 

Dear Friends,

Does anyone know how to do a search of the online Lodz Ghetto database
using a street address instead of a name? I am looking for the occupants
at Hohens Strasse 84 also known as Zgierska 84.

Thank you.

Debbie Long
Searching for GALAS and DOBRZYNSKI of Lodz, Jezow, Ujadz, and Zgierz


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland searching the Lodz Ghetto database #poland #lodz

Debbie Long <d_long@...>
 

Dear Friends,

Does anyone know how to do a search of the online Lodz Ghetto database
using a street address instead of a name? I am looking for the occupants
at Hohens Strasse 84 also known as Zgierska 84.

Thank you.

Debbie Long
Searching for GALAS and DOBRZYNSKI of Lodz, Jezow, Ujadz, and Zgierz


Sarah Hinde KANTOR of Pinsk -possible descendant of R Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone know of a Sarah Hinde (maiden name unknown) who may have
been a descendant of R' Chaim of Volozhin or one of his siblings.. She
was about 30 years old during the 3rd quarter of the 19th cent. so she
would have been a granddaughter or greatgranddaughter. According to
family lore, she was orphaned at a young age, before her marriage

Sarah Hinde was the daughter of Yosef SHAT"Z of Pinsk. I am not sure
if SHAT"Z was also his family name as professionally he was a chazan
(cantor) in Pinsk. She was married to R' Shlomo KANTOR, who may have
been a Rosh Yeshiva or a Rabbi in a Yeshiva in Pinsk. His father was a
R' Eliezer of Slonim. She seems to have grown up (being an orphan?) in
the house of a Rabbi Mordechai of Razinoi (I am not sure which of the
two similar town names this is) and a Rabbi Mordechai of Karlin was a
relative of hers.

Presumably these two Mordechais are the same and he, what ever his
family name, may have served in both cities. One possibility is that
this Mordechai was R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in both cities
but I haven't been able to confirm that this Mordechai is him and if
we are related to the ZACKHEIM family. I have been in touch with
George ZACKHEIM, of Chicago who edited the "Scattered Seeds" ( I've
seen the book) but have not been able to make any connection to that
family.

Two possibilities which I thought of are: Yosef , the lesser known son
of Reb' Chaim, who married someone >from Shershev. I am not aware of
his having lived in Pinsk and/or Karlin. Second, because of the
orphaning, a connection with R' Itzaleh (Reb' Chaim's son)"s daughter
who married R' Shmuel LANDAU both having died at a relatively young
age. Except for one daughter of this LANDAU couple (who married a well
known Rabbi (scion of the Bem-Sason family in Israel) no other
children are mentioned in published sources, but this of course
doesn't prove that they didn't have other children.

Some of the above information is based on a diary of a greatuncle of
mine, Reb Chaim Dov (ben Shlomo) KANTOR of Zichron Yacov (in Israel)
who was the Mashgiach of the Yekev (winery) in Zichron and was a well
known figure during the late 19th beg.20th cent. in Eretz Yisrael
(Palestine). He was also the father-in-law of Nachum WEISFISH (who
was murdered by arabs in the 1920s) also a well known family name of
that period.

To anyone who is well acquainted with the Volozhin family tree, and
not just R' Chaim's direct descendants, if any of the above sounds
familiar I'd be happy to hear >from you. I've perused most of the
published family tree of R' Chaim and haven't found mention of any
familiar names >from my family.

Shabbat shalom and Chag Shavuot Sameach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Sarah Hinde KANTOR of Pinsk -possible descendant of R Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone know of a Sarah Hinde (maiden name unknown) who may have
been a descendant of R' Chaim of Volozhin or one of his siblings.. She
was about 30 years old during the 3rd quarter of the 19th cent. so she
would have been a granddaughter or greatgranddaughter. According to
family lore, she was orphaned at a young age, before her marriage

Sarah Hinde was the daughter of Yosef SHAT"Z of Pinsk. I am not sure
if SHAT"Z was also his family name as professionally he was a chazan
(cantor) in Pinsk. She was married to R' Shlomo KANTOR, who may have
been a Rosh Yeshiva or a Rabbi in a Yeshiva in Pinsk. His father was a
R' Eliezer of Slonim. She seems to have grown up (being an orphan?) in
the house of a Rabbi Mordechai of Razinoi (I am not sure which of the
two similar town names this is) and a Rabbi Mordechai of Karlin was a
relative of hers.

Presumably these two Mordechais are the same and he, what ever his
family name, may have served in both cities. One possibility is that
this Mordechai was R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM who did serve in both cities
but I haven't been able to confirm that this Mordechai is him and if
we are related to the ZACKHEIM family. I have been in touch with
George ZACKHEIM, of Chicago who edited the "Scattered Seeds" ( I've
seen the book) but have not been able to make any connection to that
family.

Two possibilities which I thought of are: Yosef , the lesser known son
of Reb' Chaim, who married someone >from Shershev. I am not aware of
his having lived in Pinsk and/or Karlin. Second, because of the
orphaning, a connection with R' Itzaleh (Reb' Chaim's son)"s daughter
who married R' Shmuel LANDAU both having died at a relatively young
age. Except for one daughter of this LANDAU couple (who married a well
known Rabbi (scion of the Bem-Sason family in Israel) no other
children are mentioned in published sources, but this of course
doesn't prove that they didn't have other children.

Some of the above information is based on a diary of a greatuncle of
mine, Reb Chaim Dov (ben Shlomo) KANTOR of Zichron Yacov (in Israel)
who was the Mashgiach of the Yekev (winery) in Zichron and was a well
known figure during the late 19th beg.20th cent. in Eretz Yisrael
(Palestine). He was also the father-in-law of Nachum WEISFISH (who
was murdered by arabs in the 1920s) also a well known family name of
that period.

To anyone who is well acquainted with the Volozhin family tree, and
not just R' Chaim's direct descendants, if any of the above sounds
familiar I'd be happy to hear >from you. I've perused most of the
published family tree of R' Chaim and haven't found mention of any
familiar names >from my family.

Shabbat shalom and Chag Shavuot Sameach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Yechiel ben Yehuda ben Yechiel GERTNER m'Leczno #rabbinic

david colman <davidcolman@...>
 

A friend who is aware of my genealogy activity once mentioned to
me that his ex-wife was a granddaughter of a minor chaddishe Rabbi
with a surname like GERTNER. He asked me to see if I could find
out who it was as his son would be interested.

Some months later, I was surprised to come upon an answer to his
question - I discovered that Yechiel Gertner >from Leczno fit the
bill perfectly, as he immigrated here to Toronto. I found very
brief entries for him, his father, and his zeide in Alfasi's
Encyclopedia of Chassidus.

I am not inclined to do real research for him, but would like to
hear if anybody is aware of any sources of more detailed information
regarding this family & the Rabbis mentioned.

Good Shabbos & Chodesh

David Colman


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yechiel ben Yehuda ben Yechiel GERTNER m'Leczno #rabbinic

david colman <davidcolman@...>
 

A friend who is aware of my genealogy activity once mentioned to
me that his ex-wife was a granddaughter of a minor chaddishe Rabbi
with a surname like GERTNER. He asked me to see if I could find
out who it was as his son would be interested.

Some months later, I was surprised to come upon an answer to his
question - I discovered that Yechiel Gertner >from Leczno fit the
bill perfectly, as he immigrated here to Toronto. I found very
brief entries for him, his father, and his zeide in Alfasi's
Encyclopedia of Chassidus.

I am not inclined to do real research for him, but would like to
hear if anybody is aware of any sources of more detailed information
regarding this family & the Rabbis mentioned.

Good Shabbos & Chodesh

David Colman


JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database update #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database has been updated
with more than 8,800 additional entries >from 17 Yizkor Books:

* Hungary: Mad (292 entries), and Mezokovesd (749 entries).

* Poland: Bilgoraj (37 entries), Chmielnik (1,231),
Dabrowa Bialostocka (183), Jaroslaw (179), Jedrzejow (1,975),
Krasnystaw (281), Leczyca (468), Przedborz (526), Raciaz (693),
Warka (92), and Zambrow (106).

* Romania: Gherla (Szamosujvar) (372 entries).

* Slovakia: Sahy (Ipolysag) (1,060 entries).

* Ukraine: Rava-Ruska (530 entries), and Stavishche (95).


The Necrology Database may be searched at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor >.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing on the Yizkor Book Project
site at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >.

This database is only an index of names; it directs researchers
back to the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information
may be available.

This database currently contains over 225,000 entries from
the necrologies of 258 different Yizkor Books.

Thanks to Michael Tobias, Max Heffler, Lance Ackerfeld,
and all of our Yizkor Book donors and translators.
Our special thanks to Yad Vashem for contributing many
of these necrologies to JewishGen.

We could use additional volunteers to continue the project.
If you have HTML or experience with text parsing, or would
like to help transliterate necrologies into English,
please contact me.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database can be found at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor >.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database update #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database has been updated
with more than 8,800 additional entries >from 17 Yizkor Books:

* Hungary: Mad (292 entries), and Mezokovesd (749 entries).

* Poland: Bilgoraj (37 entries), Chmielnik (1,231),
Dabrowa Bialostocka (183), Jaroslaw (179), Jedrzejow (1,975),
Krasnystaw (281), Leczyca (468), Przedborz (526), Raciaz (693),
Warka (92), and Zambrow (106).

* Romania: Gherla (Szamosujvar) (372 entries).

* Slovakia: Sahy (Ipolysag) (1,060 entries).

* Ukraine: Rava-Ruska (530 entries), and Stavishche (95).


The Necrology Database may be searched at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor >.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing on the Yizkor Book Project
site at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >.

This database is only an index of names; it directs researchers
back to the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information
may be available.

This database currently contains over 225,000 entries from
the necrologies of 258 different Yizkor Books.

Thanks to Michael Tobias, Max Heffler, Lance Ackerfeld,
and all of our Yizkor Book donors and translators.
Our special thanks to Yad Vashem for contributing many
of these necrologies to JewishGen.

We could use additional volunteers to continue the project.
If you have HTML or experience with text parsing, or would
like to help transliterate necrologies into English,
please contact me.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database can be found at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor >.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Greece - anyone in Greece or Greek newspapers #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Anyone on the list who is actually in Greece or has access to Greek
newspapers?

I need to locate some articles >from a Greek newspaper >from the 1950s to
around 2000. I can trade some look ups in the USA or New York.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Greece - anyone in Greece or Greek newspapers #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Anyone on the list who is actually in Greece or has access to Greek
newspapers?

I need to locate some articles >from a Greek newspaper >from the 1950s to
around 2000. I can trade some look ups in the USA or New York.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan


August 2010 Issue of The Galitzianer -- Request for Submissions #general

janicemsj@...
 

We are seeking submissions for the August 2010 issue of The Galitzianer.

Submissions may be articles and/or graphics, both original and
previously published, relevant to Galician genealogical research:
articles about recent trips to Galicia, reports on your own research,
historical and recent pictures relevant to these matters, etc.
Electronic submissions are preferred, though not required.

We accept submissions >from both members and nonmembers of Gesher Galicia.

If you wish to submit material for consideration, please contact me at
janicemsj@gmail.com. Though we accept submissions year-round, the
deadline for the August issue is July 15, 2010.

Janice M. Sellers
Managing Editor, The Galitzianer
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/newsletter.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen August 2010 Issue of The Galitzianer -- Request for Submissions #general

janicemsj@...
 

We are seeking submissions for the August 2010 issue of The Galitzianer.

Submissions may be articles and/or graphics, both original and
previously published, relevant to Galician genealogical research:
articles about recent trips to Galicia, reports on your own research,
historical and recent pictures relevant to these matters, etc.
Electronic submissions are preferred, though not required.

We accept submissions >from both members and nonmembers of Gesher Galicia.

If you wish to submit material for consideration, please contact me at
janicemsj@gmail.com. Though we accept submissions year-round, the
deadline for the August issue is July 15, 2010.

Janice M. Sellers
Managing Editor, The Galitzianer
http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/newsletter.html


Formality of signature in 1923 (ViewMate 15298) #general

joyweave
 

First, I want to thank all those who translated ViewMate 15298 for me.
You are terrific!

The general opinion was that the card was addressed to a sister and
brother-in-law and dated in 1923. The signature was translated as "Ch.
Miller" by most who worked on it, though there were some other suggestions.

My question now (because I don't know of anyone in my family with a name
like that) is how common would such a formal signature be in 1923 when a
man is addressing his sister? Is it possible that the name is actually
the second part of his given name? And if so, what given name would
look similar to Miller? Could the name be something like "Ch. Melech"
for example?

Joy Weaver
Islip, NY USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Formality of signature in 1923 (ViewMate 15298) #general

joyweave
 

First, I want to thank all those who translated ViewMate 15298 for me.
You are terrific!

The general opinion was that the card was addressed to a sister and
brother-in-law and dated in 1923. The signature was translated as "Ch.
Miller" by most who worked on it, though there were some other suggestions.

My question now (because I don't know of anyone in my family with a name
like that) is how common would such a formal signature be in 1923 when a
man is addressing his sister? Is it possible that the name is actually
the second part of his given name? And if so, what given name would
look similar to Miller? Could the name be something like "Ch. Melech"
for example?

Joy Weaver
Islip, NY USA


Heimlich Surname DNA Project #general

Beth Long
 

This is to announce the establishment of a Heimlich surname DNA project.
Heimlich is a surname which is associated mainly with NE Hungary
(Sarospatak, Satoraljaujhely, Kisvarda, Nyiregyhaza etc.) Here is a
link to the project website:

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Heimlich/default.aspx

We have put together a Heimlich genealogy database, and been able to
identify 29 lines which cannot be linked together via "paper
genealogy", so we are seeking a direct male descendant of each of the
lines, if one can be found, to see how/if they are related to each
other.

So far, the DNA results are showing that there are three
completely separate ancestral lines. More may emerge as the project
progresses.

Beth Long
Budapest

MODERATOR NOTE: Discussion of this project and responses to this
message should be sent either privately or to the DNA list.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Heimlich Surname DNA Project #general

Beth Long
 

This is to announce the establishment of a Heimlich surname DNA project.
Heimlich is a surname which is associated mainly with NE Hungary
(Sarospatak, Satoraljaujhely, Kisvarda, Nyiregyhaza etc.) Here is a
link to the project website:

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Heimlich/default.aspx

We have put together a Heimlich genealogy database, and been able to
identify 29 lines which cannot be linked together via "paper
genealogy", so we are seeking a direct male descendant of each of the
lines, if one can be found, to see how/if they are related to each
other.

So far, the DNA results are showing that there are three
completely separate ancestral lines. More may emerge as the project
progresses.

Beth Long
Budapest

MODERATOR NOTE: Discussion of this project and responses to this
message should be sent either privately or to the DNA list.


Researching Samu WEINER - b. Moson (Hungary/Slovakia) #general

chuck zucker
 

Hi,
I need some help with two questions and will appreciate any input.

1. I was looking for a person named - Samu Weiner - born on 1884 in
Moson (Hungary/Slovakia) to Vilmos Weiner & Therez Bee. I can't find
any information except for his birth date.
Looking on different web-sites I found this written under a
picture in the Mazal Library
Samu Weiner, the former 'leader' of the Jewish mill industry
In all my searches I couldn't find anything about this man or the
Jewish mill industry.

2. My family surname on my mother side was Bee. I realize while going
thought my research that it is a pretty unusual name for a
Jewish family. But am convinced after almost a year of research and
seeing many original documents that it was indeed their name and not
just a short version created by mistake.
I am very interested to know if anyone out there know anything
about Jewish families with this name or the possible origin.

Thanks,
Ariela Zucker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching Samu WEINER - b. Moson (Hungary/Slovakia) #general

chuck zucker
 

Hi,
I need some help with two questions and will appreciate any input.

1. I was looking for a person named - Samu Weiner - born on 1884 in
Moson (Hungary/Slovakia) to Vilmos Weiner & Therez Bee. I can't find
any information except for his birth date.
Looking on different web-sites I found this written under a
picture in the Mazal Library
Samu Weiner, the former 'leader' of the Jewish mill industry
In all my searches I couldn't find anything about this man or the
Jewish mill industry.

2. My family surname on my mother side was Bee. I realize while going
thought my research that it is a pretty unusual name for a
Jewish family. But am convinced after almost a year of research and
seeing many original documents that it was indeed their name and not
just a short version created by mistake.
I am very interested to know if anyone out there know anything
about Jewish families with this name or the possible origin.

Thanks,
Ariela Zucker


Re: Where is Nowojelitza? Perhaps in Romania? #general

tom
 

A little linguistic intuition sometimes comes in handy: the "nowo-"
part looks like a prefix, meaning new in most slavic languages.
So I would guess that you are looking for a name like "new jelitza".
and, as it happens, there is a place called "nova jelka" in slovakia,
which might be a candidate. Prior to ww2 there was a community of
about 250 Jews in the town, which was called "ujhely joka" in Hungarian.

Unfortunately, it's nowhere near Romania.


....... tom klein, toronto


Avraham Ben-Yosef <mayor@hebron.org.il>
My reletives fled >from Wierzbnik Poland about 1938-9. The only infomation
I have is that they reached Nowojelitza- in Romania. My problem is that I
cannot locate this town on any map. Perhaps the name has been changed or the
border has moved.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Nowojelitza? Perhaps in Romania? #general

tom
 

A little linguistic intuition sometimes comes in handy: the "nowo-"
part looks like a prefix, meaning new in most slavic languages.
So I would guess that you are looking for a name like "new jelitza".
and, as it happens, there is a place called "nova jelka" in slovakia,
which might be a candidate. Prior to ww2 there was a community of
about 250 Jews in the town, which was called "ujhely joka" in Hungarian.

Unfortunately, it's nowhere near Romania.


....... tom klein, toronto


Avraham Ben-Yosef <mayor@hebron.org.il>
My reletives fled >from Wierzbnik Poland about 1938-9. The only infomation
I have is that they reached Nowojelitza- in Romania. My problem is that I
cannot locate this town on any map. Perhaps the name has been changed or the
border has moved.