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How cemeteries today try to prevent baby markers at their gravesites from sinking #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Someone had written to me about baby markers and their gravesites, so I wrote to a
cemetery manager I know whose cemetery has handled a good number of such burials.
I thought his response might be of interest to some of you. Many of us who have
visited our cemeteries have noticed that these small markers often appear eroded,
appear to be oriented on a slant, or are partially or completely sunken.

I don't doubt that decades ago baby markers were sometimes made of sandstone and
probably not necessarily set in cement, etc., but this manager's response at least
can be said to reflect the method today, at least at his cemetery. Here is his
answer:
"We call a baby marker a piece of granite that is twelve inches >from left to right,
usually at least three feet high and about two inches thick. When placed in the
ground we pour concrete in the hole first then on the sides which leaves about a
inch or two around the whole stone. This helps the marker >from not sinking."

Regards,
Steven Lasky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How cemeteries today try to prevent baby markers at their gravesites from sinking #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Someone had written to me about baby markers and their gravesites, so I wrote to a
cemetery manager I know whose cemetery has handled a good number of such burials.
I thought his response might be of interest to some of you. Many of us who have
visited our cemeteries have noticed that these small markers often appear eroded,
appear to be oriented on a slant, or are partially or completely sunken.

I don't doubt that decades ago baby markers were sometimes made of sandstone and
probably not necessarily set in cement, etc., but this manager's response at least
can be said to reflect the method today, at least at his cemetery. Here is his
answer:
"We call a baby marker a piece of granite that is twelve inches >from left to right,
usually at least three feet high and about two inches thick. When placed in the
ground we pour concrete in the hole first then on the sides which leaves about a
inch or two around the whole stone. This helps the marker >from not sinking."

Regards,
Steven Lasky


SIEMIATYSKI (SMITISKY) from Kobryn, Belarus #general

Rony Golan <golanron@...>
 

Dear JGenners,

I seek information about the SIEMIATYSKI (SMITISKY) family >from Kobryn. Rabbi
Nachman SMITISKY his wife Fruma and his children are mentioned in the Yizkor book
for Kobryn ("Sefer Kobryn", published in 1951).

If you have any information regarding this family, please contact me.

Many thanks,

Rony Golan
Israel

www.genealogy.co.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SIEMIATYSKI (SMITISKY) from Kobryn, Belarus #general

Rony Golan <golanron@...>
 

Dear JGenners,

I seek information about the SIEMIATYSKI (SMITISKY) family >from Kobryn. Rabbi
Nachman SMITISKY his wife Fruma and his children are mentioned in the Yizkor book
for Kobryn ("Sefer Kobryn", published in 1951).

If you have any information regarding this family, please contact me.

Many thanks,

Rony Golan
Israel

www.genealogy.co.il


Jacob Aptekman #general

Edwin Parks <edwin.parks@...>
 

Hi everyone

I wonder is anybody has any information about JACOB APTEKMAN, born about 1895 in
the Don area of Russia. Served with the British Army 38th Bn Royal Fusiliers (1st
Judeans) - in WW1 . Possible WW2 service in the Jewish Brigade Group as well.

Eddie Parks
Guernsey, Channel Islands


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob Aptekman #general

Edwin Parks <edwin.parks@...>
 

Hi everyone

I wonder is anybody has any information about JACOB APTEKMAN, born about 1895 in
the Don area of Russia. Served with the British Army 38th Bn Royal Fusiliers (1st
Judeans) - in WW1 . Possible WW2 service in the Jewish Brigade Group as well.

Eddie Parks
Guernsey, Channel Islands


Can anyone do a lookup for me in England? #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw50@...>
 

Someone was kind enough to send me info >from some records of children born to a
Mozes Blumenberg and Lilli Schachter. There is an Israel, born 1948 and a Mendel,
born 1954, both registered in Greater London, Middlesex. I am trying to determine
whether Mozes is part of my family, a nephew of my grandfather, who left Tyczyn
Poland, for Israel in the late 1930s, and probably left Israel for parts unknown,
right after the War. It would not be surprising if he would up in England. Any
help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Leslie Weinberg

Leslie Weinberg
lbw50@...

Moderator Note: Please respond privately to Leslie unless your message contains
information of general interest, such as how you located the information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Can anyone do a lookup for me in England? #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw50@...>
 

Someone was kind enough to send me info >from some records of children born to a
Mozes Blumenberg and Lilli Schachter. There is an Israel, born 1948 and a Mendel,
born 1954, both registered in Greater London, Middlesex. I am trying to determine
whether Mozes is part of my family, a nephew of my grandfather, who left Tyczyn
Poland, for Israel in the late 1930s, and probably left Israel for parts unknown,
right after the War. It would not be surprising if he would up in England. Any
help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Leslie Weinberg

Leslie Weinberg
lbw50@...

Moderator Note: Please respond privately to Leslie unless your message contains
information of general interest, such as how you located the information.


Galocs, Ung County? #hungary

twekkie@...
 

I have found a Guttman(n) family of interest in the 1848 Ung Census for Galocs, but have been unable to find the location and/or present day equivalent for the town. Any suggestions?

Cheryl Etting

Researching:
APPLE: Novy Sacz, Berzevicze
FELDBRAND(T): Michalovce
GROSZMAN(N): Zborov, Cseke, Hernadcsany (Cana)
GUTTMAN(N): Solymos (Inacovce), Michalovce, Kosice, Stara Lubovna, Jakubjan
HOCHHEISER, WASSERLAUF: Stara Lubovna, Csircs
HOLLANDER: Bardejov, Stolice
KORNGUT(H): Pilhov, Csircs
MILDER: Pecsujfalu, Sacurov, Secovce, Hernadcsany (Cana)
MOSKOWITZ: Uzhorod, Solymos (Inacovce), Hernadcsany (Cana), Nedecz


Hungary SIG #Hungary Galocs, Ung County? #hungary

twekkie@...
 

I have found a Guttman(n) family of interest in the 1848 Ung Census for Galocs, but have been unable to find the location and/or present day equivalent for the town. Any suggestions?

Cheryl Etting

Researching:
APPLE: Novy Sacz, Berzevicze
FELDBRAND(T): Michalovce
GROSZMAN(N): Zborov, Cseke, Hernadcsany (Cana)
GUTTMAN(N): Solymos (Inacovce), Michalovce, Kosice, Stara Lubovna, Jakubjan
HOCHHEISER, WASSERLAUF: Stara Lubovna, Csircs
HOLLANDER: Bardejov, Stolice
KORNGUT(H): Pilhov, Csircs
MILDER: Pecsujfalu, Sacurov, Secovce, Hernadcsany (Cana)
MOSKOWITZ: Uzhorod, Solymos (Inacovce), Hernadcsany (Cana), Nedecz


AHD amendment #hungary

alexpmiller@...
 

How can data already published on AHD be amended? Specifically
information relating to the 1869 census?

Alex Miller, PA


Hungary SIG #Hungary AHD amendment #hungary

alexpmiller@...
 

How can data already published on AHD be amended? Specifically
information relating to the 1869 census?

Alex Miller, PA


JOWBR Submissions - more info #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

Yesterday I posted a message that informed you of the cut-off date for
submissions to the JOWBR database for the June upload. I received a
number of emails regarding questions that I should have addressed in
that email.

If you're not familiar with JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry), please take a look at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
JOWBR currently has in excess of 1.3 million records >from 45 countries.

The only way we can keep track of what records are in JOWBR and what
records are still needed is to require submissions to include complete
cemetery or cemetery section records. To see which cemeteries and
cemetery sections are already included in JOWBR, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

For more information on how to submit data and photos, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm#JOWBR
or now you can watch screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

For all those that are interested in submitting burial records and or
photos to the JOWBR database, our next cut off date will be May 31st.
Any data /photos that are submitted by then will be included in the
June update prior to the conference.

If you can't submit records in time, consider planning an indexing project
for the spring/summer season (for our Northern Hemisphere readers) and the
fall/winter season (for our Southern Hemisphere readers).

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me at
NAltman@... Sorry for any confusion.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
Project Coordinator, JOWBR


Hungary SIG #Hungary JOWBR Submissions - more info #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

Yesterday I posted a message that informed you of the cut-off date for
submissions to the JOWBR database for the June upload. I received a
number of emails regarding questions that I should have addressed in
that email.

If you're not familiar with JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry), please take a look at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm
JOWBR currently has in excess of 1.3 million records >from 45 countries.

The only way we can keep track of what records are in JOWBR and what
records are still needed is to require submissions to include complete
cemetery or cemetery section records. To see which cemeteries and
cemetery sections are already included in JOWBR, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

For more information on how to submit data and photos, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm#JOWBR
or now you can watch screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

For all those that are interested in submitting burial records and or
photos to the JOWBR database, our next cut off date will be May 31st.
Any data /photos that are submitted by then will be included in the
June update prior to the conference.

If you can't submit records in time, consider planning an indexing project
for the spring/summer season (for our Northern Hemisphere readers) and the
fall/winter season (for our Southern Hemisphere readers).

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me at
NAltman@... Sorry for any confusion.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
Project Coordinator, JOWBR


Czernowitz #ukraine

dpershing@...
 

Subject: 15th April posting on Czernowitz
From: dpershing@...
Date: 18th April 2010

More on "Czerno": The city of Czernowitz changed nationalities several
times during the 20th century, as did many towns in that part of
Europe. It was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (official language,
German) until after WW I; when the Empire dissolved in 1919, Czernowitz
became Rumanian. It had a large and intellectually active Jewish
population; in 1908 the first Yiddish Language Conference was held
there. During the inter-war period Jewish inhabitants were the largest
single group in the city, exceeding Rumanians and Germans. With the
Soviet invasion of the area in 1940, Czernowitz became part of Ukraine
(then Ukrainian SSR). The city returned to Rumania (an Axis ally) when
the Axis atttacked that part of Russia early in WW II. Most of the Jews
of the Bukovina perished after being transported to Transnistria in
1942. When the Soviet armies reconquered the Bukovina toward the end of
WW II, Czernowitz was re-absorbed into the Ukrainian SSR, where it
remained until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, when it became part
of independent Ukraine. Jews in the city were thus transformed in turn
from Austrian to Rumanian to Ukrainian nationals and the city suffered
greatly during these upheavals.

Drora P. Maynard
Bayside, New York


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Czernowitz #ukraine

dpershing@...
 

Subject: 15th April posting on Czernowitz
From: dpershing@...
Date: 18th April 2010

More on "Czerno": The city of Czernowitz changed nationalities several
times during the 20th century, as did many towns in that part of
Europe. It was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (official language,
German) until after WW I; when the Empire dissolved in 1919, Czernowitz
became Rumanian. It had a large and intellectually active Jewish
population; in 1908 the first Yiddish Language Conference was held
there. During the inter-war period Jewish inhabitants were the largest
single group in the city, exceeding Rumanians and Germans. With the
Soviet invasion of the area in 1940, Czernowitz became part of Ukraine
(then Ukrainian SSR). The city returned to Rumania (an Axis ally) when
the Axis atttacked that part of Russia early in WW II. Most of the Jews
of the Bukovina perished after being transported to Transnistria in
1942. When the Soviet armies reconquered the Bukovina toward the end of
WW II, Czernowitz was re-absorbed into the Ukrainian SSR, where it
remained until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, when it became part
of independent Ukraine. Jews in the city were thus transformed in turn
from Austrian to Rumanian to Ukrainian nationals and the city suffered
greatly during these upheavals.

Drora P. Maynard
Bayside, New York


LEJBZON family from Biala Podlaska #poland

barbara@...
 

"do Rosji" means to Russia. They probably left for Russia, as many
Jews, mainly communists, did before and during WWII.

Barbara Rubinstein
Researching
Poland (Wloclawek, Ciechanow, Lodz, Piotrkow Kujawski, Brzesc
Kujawski, Dobrzyn nad Wisla, Izbica Kujawska, Kowal, Leczyca, Ozorkow,
Plock, Przasnysz, Warszawa) Germany (Weiden) UK (London) USA
(Pittsburgh): RUBINSTEIN, ROZNER, DRACHMAN, SALAMONCZYK/SALOMONCZYK,
SOLOMON, LUBOWSKI, KOWAL, GRO(J)NOWSKI, CZAJKA, BAKALARZ, ZYLBER,
KUTNER, SALOMONOWICZ, SZTEJN, RYZMAN, SZULC.

Subject: LEJBZON family >from Biala Podlaska

There is a note that Echil went to "Rosji" on
May 15, 1941. It looks like sons Jankiel, Szepsel, and Chaim also went
to "Rosji" on May 23, 1941. What is "Rosji"?
Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


JRI Poland #Poland LEJBZON family from Biala Podlaska #poland

barbara@...
 

"do Rosji" means to Russia. They probably left for Russia, as many
Jews, mainly communists, did before and during WWII.

Barbara Rubinstein
Researching
Poland (Wloclawek, Ciechanow, Lodz, Piotrkow Kujawski, Brzesc
Kujawski, Dobrzyn nad Wisla, Izbica Kujawska, Kowal, Leczyca, Ozorkow,
Plock, Przasnysz, Warszawa) Germany (Weiden) UK (London) USA
(Pittsburgh): RUBINSTEIN, ROZNER, DRACHMAN, SALAMONCZYK/SALOMONCZYK,
SOLOMON, LUBOWSKI, KOWAL, GRO(J)NOWSKI, CZAJKA, BAKALARZ, ZYLBER,
KUTNER, SALOMONOWICZ, SZTEJN, RYZMAN, SZULC.

Subject: LEJBZON family >from Biala Podlaska

There is a note that Echil went to "Rosji" on
May 15, 1941. It looks like sons Jankiel, Szepsel, and Chaim also went
to "Rosji" on May 23, 1941. What is "Rosji"?
Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


Re: Secole?, Poland #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Alison Shein wrote

I am trying to figure out the actual hometown of my great-grandmother and
great-grandfather. In a transcription of an oral history she gave on her
life, her hometown was spelled "Secole." I searched for this in the Jewish
communities database but I'm not certain which, if any, might be her town.
Alison,

This is most probably large Jewish town Sokoly, known in Yiddish as Sokoli
in Poland.

Town was located within Wysokie Mazowieckie district of Bialystok Province
during the interwar period.

Prior to WWI it was Lomza Guberniya. Town coordinates are 5259 2242.

(...)

I am also interested if anyone has information on a town called Lapenitsa
-- which would be located somewhere between Bialystok and Volkovysk. This
town does not appear in the Jewish Communities database, but when I
google it - I get hits associated with websites on the Napoleanic Wars. I
am certain that some of my family came >from this town as I have cousins
who
visited their grandparents there when they were little children.
Polish village name was Lopienica, pron [woh peh nee tzah]. Actually there
were two adjacent village: Lopienica Mala and Lopienica Wielka (Small and
Large Lopienica) within the rural district of town Izabelin.

After WWII as borders have been shifted, Lopienica was "relocated" to
Belarus, and you can pinpoint it at 5302 2430 under the current name Malaya
Lopenitsa, 5 miles SSW >from Izabelin and 8 miles SSE >from Vawkavysk (ex.
Wolkowysk) , Belarus

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Secole?, Poland #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Alison Shein wrote

I am trying to figure out the actual hometown of my great-grandmother and
great-grandfather. In a transcription of an oral history she gave on her
life, her hometown was spelled "Secole." I searched for this in the Jewish
communities database but I'm not certain which, if any, might be her town.
Alison,

This is most probably large Jewish town Sokoly, known in Yiddish as Sokoli
in Poland.

Town was located within Wysokie Mazowieckie district of Bialystok Province
during the interwar period.

Prior to WWI it was Lomza Guberniya. Town coordinates are 5259 2242.

(...)

I am also interested if anyone has information on a town called Lapenitsa
-- which would be located somewhere between Bialystok and Volkovysk. This
town does not appear in the Jewish Communities database, but when I
google it - I get hits associated with websites on the Napoleanic Wars. I
am certain that some of my family came >from this town as I have cousins
who
visited their grandparents there when they were little children.
Polish village name was Lopienica, pron [woh peh nee tzah]. Actually there
were two adjacent village: Lopienica Mala and Lopienica Wielka (Small and
Large Lopienica) within the rural district of town Izabelin.

After WWII as borders have been shifted, Lopienica was "relocated" to
Belarus, and you can pinpoint it at 5302 2430 under the current name Malaya
Lopenitsa, 5 miles SSW >from Izabelin and 8 miles SSE >from Vawkavysk (ex.
Wolkowysk) , Belarus

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor