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Solomon COHEN in Leeds, UK #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,
I am looking for info about Solomon COHEN >from Leeds, UK. He was
born abt. 1926 - dont know where. His father was Jack COHEN and
his mother Fanny. He was married to Rose B. SHANK. Although they
married in 1946 in Leeds (registary office), it would appear
(according to the copy) that they may have only registered the
marriage in 1949 because on the certificate it says "Pursuant to
the marriage act 1949". This may coincide with when they divorced.

COHEN (according to the marriage certificate was 20 in 1946) and
was living at the time of marriage in *** Mexborough Drive,
Leeds 7 and the bride Rose (who was 22) lived at *** Harehills
Lane, Leeds 9.

Their mariage in the Registrar's office was witnessed by Lena SHANK
and Fanny COHEN - the mothers' of the couple.

The couple had one child who was born Oct 1947.

I have tried doing a search also on the JewishGen but cant find any info.

What Im trying to find is:
Is Solomon still alive?
Does he have any siblings?
Did he remarry - he was married to Rose for a short period of time.
Did he have more children?

Cohen is such a difficult surname ............... :-(

If anyone would like to see a copy of the marriage certificate, I
can send it privately.

Thanks in advance
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Solomon COHEN in Leeds, UK #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,
I am looking for info about Solomon COHEN >from Leeds, UK. He was
born abt. 1926 - dont know where. His father was Jack COHEN and
his mother Fanny. He was married to Rose B. SHANK. Although they
married in 1946 in Leeds (registary office), it would appear
(according to the copy) that they may have only registered the
marriage in 1949 because on the certificate it says "Pursuant to
the marriage act 1949". This may coincide with when they divorced.

COHEN (according to the marriage certificate was 20 in 1946) and
was living at the time of marriage in *** Mexborough Drive,
Leeds 7 and the bride Rose (who was 22) lived at *** Harehills
Lane, Leeds 9.

Their mariage in the Registrar's office was witnessed by Lena SHANK
and Fanny COHEN - the mothers' of the couple.

The couple had one child who was born Oct 1947.

I have tried doing a search also on the JewishGen but cant find any info.

What Im trying to find is:
Is Solomon still alive?
Does he have any siblings?
Did he remarry - he was married to Rose for a short period of time.
Did he have more children?

Cohen is such a difficult surname ............... :-(

If anyone would like to see a copy of the marriage certificate, I
can send it privately.

Thanks in advance
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Museum of Family History Update for May 2010 #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

What's new at the Museum this month?

-- Ed Gruzin is a survivor of the Kovno Ghetto and Kaufering concentration
camp number one near Landsberg, Germany. Kaufering was one of the subcamps
of Dachau. He has written a biography of his life and has graciously given
permission to the Museum to make his story available to all of my museum
"visitors." You can read his story, as well as see some of his family
photographs, by clicking on
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/wims-gruzin-ephraim.htm.

This is the Museum's first WIMS entry for Lithuania, and more are always
welcome.

Please don't forget also to read Peter Kleinmann's memoirs at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/wims-kleinmann-01.htm. Peter is >from Munkacs.

-- For those of you who missed the Museum's showing of five short films of
Coney Island (>from 1905 through 1952), you can now see them at your leisure,
as they have become part of the Museum's Coney Island exhibition.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-coneyisland-ytv-01.htm

-- Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Queens, New York, has now put online over 17,000
of the burials of nearby Knollwood Park Cemetery, as it has assumed the
supervisory capacity. I can't say whether these are all the burials there,
but you might like to use its searchable database. Be forewarned that most
of the pre-2001 burials do not list either dates of burial or death and
simply list the date using their default setting of 1/01/1900. Knollwood
Park is their section 5; Hungarian Union Field Cemetery, which they have
taken over, is their section 4 though it has been brought to my attention
that only a portion of these burials are included in their searchable
database. www.mountcarmelcemetery.com

--On the virtual second floor of the Museum there exists a room dedicated to
the great cantors who once graced not only us but also our ancestors with
their glorious voices. Please visit "The Great Cantors" room at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cantors.htm and listed (and at times see)
Cantors Rosenblatt, Koussevitzky, Hershman, Sirota, Kwartin and Roitman, not
to mention Cantors Richard Tucker (also the great tenor) and Moyshe Oysher
(who also starred in Yiddish films).

--Film Series: For the remaining few days (through this coming Sunday), you
can see two short films about the Nazi death camps. You can find the links
to these two short films by visiting the Museum's Film Series webpage at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-films.htm . There will be more short films
to see including some created by Tomasz (Tomek) Wisniewski. Check the Film
Series page in the coming days to learn of what is available for viewing.

--Sorry to say that I currently have no plans to attend this July's IAJGS
Conference in Los Angeles, but I'd encourage those of you who could to
attend. Even though I won't see any of you then, I hope that you'll feel
free to contact me with any questions, about any materials you'd like to
submit, etc.

Please sign up for my blog (URL below) to be among the first to learn what's
new at the Museum.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Museum of Family History Update for May 2010 #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

What's new at the Museum this month?

-- Ed Gruzin is a survivor of the Kovno Ghetto and Kaufering concentration
camp number one near Landsberg, Germany. Kaufering was one of the subcamps
of Dachau. He has written a biography of his life and has graciously given
permission to the Museum to make his story available to all of my museum
"visitors." You can read his story, as well as see some of his family
photographs, by clicking on
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/wims-gruzin-ephraim.htm.

This is the Museum's first WIMS entry for Lithuania, and more are always
welcome.

Please don't forget also to read Peter Kleinmann's memoirs at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/wims-kleinmann-01.htm. Peter is >from Munkacs.

-- For those of you who missed the Museum's showing of five short films of
Coney Island (>from 1905 through 1952), you can now see them at your leisure,
as they have become part of the Museum's Coney Island exhibition.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-coneyisland-ytv-01.htm

-- Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Queens, New York, has now put online over 17,000
of the burials of nearby Knollwood Park Cemetery, as it has assumed the
supervisory capacity. I can't say whether these are all the burials there,
but you might like to use its searchable database. Be forewarned that most
of the pre-2001 burials do not list either dates of burial or death and
simply list the date using their default setting of 1/01/1900. Knollwood
Park is their section 5; Hungarian Union Field Cemetery, which they have
taken over, is their section 4 though it has been brought to my attention
that only a portion of these burials are included in their searchable
database. www.mountcarmelcemetery.com

--On the virtual second floor of the Museum there exists a room dedicated to
the great cantors who once graced not only us but also our ancestors with
their glorious voices. Please visit "The Great Cantors" room at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cantors.htm and listed (and at times see)
Cantors Rosenblatt, Koussevitzky, Hershman, Sirota, Kwartin and Roitman, not
to mention Cantors Richard Tucker (also the great tenor) and Moyshe Oysher
(who also starred in Yiddish films).

--Film Series: For the remaining few days (through this coming Sunday), you
can see two short films about the Nazi death camps. You can find the links
to these two short films by visiting the Museum's Film Series webpage at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-films.htm . There will be more short films
to see including some created by Tomasz (Tomek) Wisniewski. Check the Film
Series page in the coming days to learn of what is available for viewing.

--Sorry to say that I currently have no plans to attend this July's IAJGS
Conference in Los Angeles, but I'd encourage those of you who could to
attend. Even though I won't see any of you then, I hope that you'll feel
free to contact me with any questions, about any materials you'd like to
submit, etc.

Please sign up for my blog (URL below) to be among the first to learn what's
new at the Museum.

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


Hebrew Cemetery, Newark, NJ---Searching KUVIN, ROTH, COHEN in Newark #general

Dan <doren@...>
 

I am trying to find a burial record and tombstone of Nathan KUVIN (aka
Nathan COHEN) and spouse Frances (Fanny) ROTH KUVIN >from Newark. I believe
Nathan died 14 Jul 1931 and is buried at Hebrew Cemetery, in Newark. I
understand the cemetery is only safety visited on the Sunday between the
High Holidays each fall.
Does anyone on this listserve know if there is any database or agency that
can help identify if they are buried there, and, if so, where in the
cemetery they might be, and if so, how to find out information about
arranging a safe visit to the cemetery to obtain genealogical information?
Thank you kindly,
Dan Oren
Woodbridge, CT

Searching for KUVIN, ROTH, COHEN, FLEISHFARB, and KORNBLUTH in Newark, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew Cemetery, Newark, NJ---Searching KUVIN, ROTH, COHEN in Newark #general

Dan <doren@...>
 

I am trying to find a burial record and tombstone of Nathan KUVIN (aka
Nathan COHEN) and spouse Frances (Fanny) ROTH KUVIN >from Newark. I believe
Nathan died 14 Jul 1931 and is buried at Hebrew Cemetery, in Newark. I
understand the cemetery is only safety visited on the Sunday between the
High Holidays each fall.
Does anyone on this listserve know if there is any database or agency that
can help identify if they are buried there, and, if so, where in the
cemetery they might be, and if so, how to find out information about
arranging a safe visit to the cemetery to obtain genealogical information?
Thank you kindly,
Dan Oren
Woodbridge, CT

Searching for KUVIN, ROTH, COHEN, FLEISHFARB, and KORNBLUTH in Newark, NJ


Old Falticeni Cemetery #romania

m.solman@...
 

Shalom,

Has anyone visited or has plans to visit the old Jewish cemetery in
Falticeni. There is a newer one as well, but I know >from a cousin
that my great-great-father and other family members are buried there.

I would really appreciate photos of the gravestones and their Hebrew
inscriptions for the names taking me another generation back. Just
written info would be fine as well. Thank you.

Mel Solman
Toronto
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only
Researching in Falticeni:
Zalmanovici/Zalmanovitch/Salmanovitch
Holdengreber
Vainberg/Vineberg


Romania SIG #Romania Old Falticeni Cemetery #romania

m.solman@...
 

Shalom,

Has anyone visited or has plans to visit the old Jewish cemetery in
Falticeni. There is a newer one as well, but I know >from a cousin
that my great-great-father and other family members are buried there.

I would really appreciate photos of the gravestones and their Hebrew
inscriptions for the names taking me another generation back. Just
written info would be fine as well. Thank you.

Mel Solman
Toronto
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only
Researching in Falticeni:
Zalmanovici/Zalmanovitch/Salmanovitch
Holdengreber
Vainberg/Vineberg


Births records. Liepaja.1872 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Births records. Liepaja.1872
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/birthsliepajaseventytwo.html


ChristineUsdin
usdine@orange.fr


Latvia SIG #Latvia Births records. Liepaja.1872 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Births records. Liepaja.1872
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords/birthsliepajaseventytwo.html


ChristineUsdin
usdine@orange.fr


Need help finding blank forms for Canadian border crossings into USA 1940 #general

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

Friends

Can anyone tell me where I can download blank forms used by emigration
officials when a person entered USA(Buffalo) >from Canada in 1940.

I found some very exciting family documents but have difficulty
reading the headings, the pixillation is bad if I enlarge. The
handwriting itself not easy, but if I knew the headings on the form I
could make intelligent:-)) guesses. The forms seem very rich in
information and open up a whole new perspective in the history of that
family branch.

Thanks

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help finding blank forms for Canadian border crossings into USA 1940 #general

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

Friends

Can anyone tell me where I can download blank forms used by emigration
officials when a person entered USA(Buffalo) >from Canada in 1940.

I found some very exciting family documents but have difficulty
reading the headings, the pixillation is bad if I enlarge. The
handwriting itself not easy, but if I knew the headings on the form I
could make intelligent:-)) guesses. The forms seem very rich in
information and open up a whole new perspective in the history of that
family branch.

Thanks

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark


Thanks re: Dr MOSBACH #general

Dick Plotz
 

I'd like to thank Yetta, Leonard, Renee, and especially Anita for
helping us solve this problem, or at least get our cousin in touch
with the Mosbach family. This has turned out to be one of those
wonderful coincidences that we live for as genealogists, so here is
a brief summary.

The original query came >from my wife's cousin Susan in Israel, a 3rd
cousin on her father's side. She had a letter >from a Dr Mosbach about
survivors >from Stettin that she had found in her father's papers. He
was not identified further, but Susan had googled Mosbach and Stettin
and found references to a Dr Erich Mosbach, who she thought was a
dentist. At that point I wrote the query that was posted on Tuesday.

Renee sent a lot more material, including the NY Times obituary of a
Dr Erich Mosbach, a neuropsychiatrist in Delaware; an obituary of
Ernest Lion, whom I had mentioned in my post and whose wife was a
cousin of Dr Mosbach; and the address and phone number of Ernest
Lion's son. We still had references to Erich Mosbach as a dentist,
and wondered whether there were two different Erich Mosbachs.

Then last night came the bolt >from the blue. My wife's 7th cousin
Anita -- on her *mother's* side -- who I'd last been in touch with
years ago wrote to say that she had just subscribed to GerSIG a few
days before, and was surprised to find a post >from a cousin she had
been in touch with...inquiring about her grandfather!

I obviously hadn't looked at that part of our family tree for some
time, because sure enough, there's Anita's mother with the maiden name
Mosbach! Now Susan and Anita are in touch, and meanwhile Susan has
made contact with Ernest Lion's son; Anita is pleased because she's
been wondering if any other Mosbachs were still alive.

And, still feeling warm and fuzzy, I have just made a contribution to
the JewishGen General Fund with thanks for making it possible for all
this to happen.

Dick Plotz Providence RI USA Dick@Plotz.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks re: Dr MOSBACH #general

Dick Plotz
 

I'd like to thank Yetta, Leonard, Renee, and especially Anita for
helping us solve this problem, or at least get our cousin in touch
with the Mosbach family. This has turned out to be one of those
wonderful coincidences that we live for as genealogists, so here is
a brief summary.

The original query came >from my wife's cousin Susan in Israel, a 3rd
cousin on her father's side. She had a letter >from a Dr Mosbach about
survivors >from Stettin that she had found in her father's papers. He
was not identified further, but Susan had googled Mosbach and Stettin
and found references to a Dr Erich Mosbach, who she thought was a
dentist. At that point I wrote the query that was posted on Tuesday.

Renee sent a lot more material, including the NY Times obituary of a
Dr Erich Mosbach, a neuropsychiatrist in Delaware; an obituary of
Ernest Lion, whom I had mentioned in my post and whose wife was a
cousin of Dr Mosbach; and the address and phone number of Ernest
Lion's son. We still had references to Erich Mosbach as a dentist,
and wondered whether there were two different Erich Mosbachs.

Then last night came the bolt >from the blue. My wife's 7th cousin
Anita -- on her *mother's* side -- who I'd last been in touch with
years ago wrote to say that she had just subscribed to GerSIG a few
days before, and was surprised to find a post >from a cousin she had
been in touch with...inquiring about her grandfather!

I obviously hadn't looked at that part of our family tree for some
time, because sure enough, there's Anita's mother with the maiden name
Mosbach! Now Susan and Anita are in touch, and meanwhile Susan has
made contact with Ernest Lion's son; Anita is pleased because she's
been wondering if any other Mosbachs were still alive.

And, still feeling warm and fuzzy, I have just made a contribution to
the JewishGen General Fund with thanks for making it possible for all
this to happen.

Dick Plotz Providence RI USA Dick@Plotz.com


Magen Avraham #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know of a study of the descendants of the Magen Avraham?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Magen Avraham #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know of a study of the descendants of the Magen Avraham?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Re: records of marriages in South Africa #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

Adrian Freedman wrote:
does anyone know how to get
records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?>[...]
It might be worth checking the indexes of the National Archives of
South Africa for records - maybe they don't have synagogue records,
but they may have "matching" civil records.
http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl

http://southafricanfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2006/08/22/birth-marriage-and-death-records/
[or http://tinyurl.com/ygvv6mngives -- MOD] advice as well.

The Latter-Day Saints have microfilms of Johannesburg records of civil
marriages for 1861-1903, estate papers 1886-1900, and some Jewish
burial registers, 1877-1930
http://www.familysearch.org/ and look in
Library | Library Catalog

Cecilia Nyleve


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: records of marriages in South Africa #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

Adrian Freedman wrote:
does anyone know how to get
records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?>[...]
It might be worth checking the indexes of the National Archives of
South Africa for records - maybe they don't have synagogue records,
but they may have "matching" civil records.
http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl

http://southafricanfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2006/08/22/birth-marriage-and-death-records/
[or http://tinyurl.com/ygvv6mngives -- MOD] advice as well.

The Latter-Day Saints have microfilms of Johannesburg records of civil
marriages for 1861-1903, estate papers 1886-1900, and some Jewish
burial registers, 1877-1930
http://www.familysearch.org/ and look in
Library | Library Catalog

Cecilia Nyleve


Zubow #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Alex Sharon says that there is only one Zubow, but, according to
an Austrian-government document in 1877, there were two. In
1877, along with the regulations governing the 1875 law which
authorized the Judische Kultus Gemeinde (i.e., kehilla) to register
vital events, the government published a list of all of the
Gemeinde districts. Within each district, there was a breakdown
of subdistricts and the towns, villages and dorfs within each
district and subdistrict.

A now deceased member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of
Greater Washington and a passionate Galitzianer, found the
regulations and the district/town list in a small, crumbling
volume at the Library of Congress in the Legal Division. It was
too fragile to photocopy and, so, the Library of Congress
microfilmed it and gave me a copy. The Mormons added this
film to their collection. But, in that form, it was tortuous to
use. The typescript was, of course, in Old German, there was
no index, and the lists of towns were not always in alphabetical
order. When I purchased my first computer, I loaded it with
primitive database software and proceeded to create a database.
When I published my first book through Avotaynu, Gary Mokotoff
put the database into his mainframe computer and added it to
the book.

My current book also includes the list. At a glance, one can easily
find the town and its main and subdistrict. Why is this important?
Because birth, marriage and death records were collected and
maintained by the Jewish registrar in the subdistrict. With minor
changes in the 20th century, this was the method for keeping
records even under Poland after WWI. In a number of instances,
there were multiple towns of the same name.

And this is how I know that there were two towns named Zubow.

Suzan Wynne


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Zubow #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Alex Sharon says that there is only one Zubow, but, according to
an Austrian-government document in 1877, there were two. In
1877, along with the regulations governing the 1875 law which
authorized the Judische Kultus Gemeinde (i.e., kehilla) to register
vital events, the government published a list of all of the
Gemeinde districts. Within each district, there was a breakdown
of subdistricts and the towns, villages and dorfs within each
district and subdistrict.

A now deceased member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of
Greater Washington and a passionate Galitzianer, found the
regulations and the district/town list in a small, crumbling
volume at the Library of Congress in the Legal Division. It was
too fragile to photocopy and, so, the Library of Congress
microfilmed it and gave me a copy. The Mormons added this
film to their collection. But, in that form, it was tortuous to
use. The typescript was, of course, in Old German, there was
no index, and the lists of towns were not always in alphabetical
order. When I purchased my first computer, I loaded it with
primitive database software and proceeded to create a database.
When I published my first book through Avotaynu, Gary Mokotoff
put the database into his mainframe computer and added it to
the book.

My current book also includes the list. At a glance, one can easily
find the town and its main and subdistrict. Why is this important?
Because birth, marriage and death records were collected and
maintained by the Jewish registrar in the subdistrict. With minor
changes in the 20th century, this was the method for keeping
records even under Poland after WWI. In a number of instances,
there were multiple towns of the same name.

And this is how I know that there were two towns named Zubow.

Suzan Wynne