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Looking for FINE, Jerusalem #general

Maida Dacher
 

Hi:

I am looking for the family of Sylvia and Sidney FINE (FEIN).
They lived in Jerusaleum on George Washington Street. Does
anyone out there have information of these folks? They are
relatives of a my cousin Sonia, on her mother's side. Any
information would be helpful.

Thanks for your help.

Maida Dacher
Sherman Oaks, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for FINE, Jerusalem #general

Maida Dacher
 

Hi:

I am looking for the family of Sylvia and Sidney FINE (FEIN).
They lived in Jerusaleum on George Washington Street. Does
anyone out there have information of these folks? They are
relatives of a my cousin Sonia, on her mother's side. Any
information would be helpful.

Thanks for your help.

Maida Dacher
Sherman Oaks, CA


Information on SCHLITTNER family in Rava Ruska #galicia

Mona and Ygal Berdugo <yignmona@...>
 

My mother was born in Rava Ruska in 1943. (At the time it was part
of Poland, now it is in Ukraine.) She was given to a Catholic family
as a baby and after the war was returned. She only recently found
out that her biological family was killed and the couple that raised
her are not her biological parents. We are trying to piece
together her story.

Her father's name was David Schlittner. We don't know her mother's
name. I looked in the Rava Ruska Yizkor book and did not find any
Schlittners. I found one other Schlittner >from Rava Ruska listed
in the Yad Vashem POT. I contacted the man who submitted that page
(the victim's grandson) and he told me his grandfather had moved
to Turnow when he got married, but gave me the names of his
grandfather's children anyway. He did not have any information on
anyone named David. All the other places I've searched for records
seem to either require me to understand Polish or travel to Ukraine.

There was also an aunt in Argentina named Hinda Schlittner De Klahr
who probably passed away in the 60's, but may have family left who
would know something.

Any information or help on how to proceed would be very much
appreciated. You can contact me directly by email.

Thank you.
Mona Berdugo
Israel


Jewish Radio Station in South Africa available via Internet Audio-streaming #general

Eli Goldstein <eligold@...>
 

The Radio Station 101.9 ChaiFM can now be heard via Audio-Streaming on
www.chaifm.com.

This could be a great way to re-connect with family or landsleit >from the
same shtetl


Eli Goldstein
Johannesburg
South Africa


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Information on SCHLITTNER family in Rava Ruska #galicia

Mona and Ygal Berdugo <yignmona@...>
 

My mother was born in Rava Ruska in 1943. (At the time it was part
of Poland, now it is in Ukraine.) She was given to a Catholic family
as a baby and after the war was returned. She only recently found
out that her biological family was killed and the couple that raised
her are not her biological parents. We are trying to piece
together her story.

Her father's name was David Schlittner. We don't know her mother's
name. I looked in the Rava Ruska Yizkor book and did not find any
Schlittners. I found one other Schlittner >from Rava Ruska listed
in the Yad Vashem POT. I contacted the man who submitted that page
(the victim's grandson) and he told me his grandfather had moved
to Turnow when he got married, but gave me the names of his
grandfather's children anyway. He did not have any information on
anyone named David. All the other places I've searched for records
seem to either require me to understand Polish or travel to Ukraine.

There was also an aunt in Argentina named Hinda Schlittner De Klahr
who probably passed away in the 60's, but may have family left who
would know something.

Any information or help on how to proceed would be very much
appreciated. You can contact me directly by email.

Thank you.
Mona Berdugo
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Radio Station in South Africa available via Internet Audio-streaming #general

Eli Goldstein <eligold@...>
 

The Radio Station 101.9 ChaiFM can now be heard via Audio-Streaming on
www.chaifm.com.

This could be a great way to re-connect with family or landsleit >from the
same shtetl


Eli Goldstein
Johannesburg
South Africa


ELLIS ancestry in Lithuania #general

David Ellis
 

This note documents my attemps to trace my ELLIS ancestry back into
Lithuania.

My g-grandfather Abrahm ELLIS (May 20 1852 - Sep 19 1923) was born in
Lithuania and married Eva SIROTA in 1871. I have a copy of his
naturalization record dated Feb 19 1897 that lists him as having
arrived in New York on Apr 10 1888.

Their children who survived childhood were:
Anna (Chana Frida) 1876 - Jun 2 1962
Bertha (Buna) Apr 16 1884 - Apr 1969
Charles (Betzalel) Sep 15 1886 - Feb 1969
Jackson (Yakir) Nov 3 1890 - Nov 1918
Robert (Ruven Lazar) Nov 3 1890 - Feb 1987
Three other children died in infancy, but we don't know their names.

Attempts to find their immigration records were unsuccessful, with no
apparent matches in the six-volume listing of immigration >from the
Russian Empire. The book shows eight ships arriving in New York on
Apr 10 1988, but there appear to be passenger lists for only four of
them.

I found New York census records for my g-grandparents >from 1910 and
1920, but nothing >from 1900.

According to Abrahm's death certificate, his parents were Benjamin
ELLIS and Lilly YOLLIS. I am sure that "YOLLIS" was not her maiden
name but an approximation of how the family name ELLIS was pronounced
originally in Europe.

Abrahm and Eva were buried in the Shavler Ladies Society section of
Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, NY. The tombstones show their Hebrew
names as Avraham Yehuda ben Binyamin and Chava bat Yakir. Also buried
there were my great-aunt Anna FALEVITCH, my grandparents Robert and
Elsie ELLIS and my grandfather's twin brother Jackson ELLIS.

For many years I was convinced that my g-grandparents came from
Siauliai, Lithuania, because my g-grandfather was the
secretary-treasurer of the Shavler Ladies Society. I never found any
records >from Siauliai that would connect to my family. It was only
after talking with descendants of my great aunts Anna and Bertha that
I heard they came >from Vilna and not Siauliai.

The All Lithuania Database on jewishgen.org shows a Revision History
(family census) record >from Vilnius in 1858 that is likely to be a
match:

Benjamin IOELS head of household age 41 father: Leyba
Rochla Leah wife age 36
Abram son age 9

The name Rochla Leah is a particularly fine match for my
g-g-grandmother Lilly, since my great-aunts Anna and Bertha both had
daughters with the Hebrew name Rochel Leah.

There are several other IOELS families with Revision History records
from Vilnius, but no other names and dates come close to fitting my
other results.

My g-grandfather had a younger sister who remained in Europe, but we
don't know her name. It is presumed that she died in the Holocaust.

The Litvaksig organization has translated vital records >from Vilnius,
but there do not appear to be any records that would fit my family. I
hoped to find a wedding or death record for my ancestors, but nothing
turned up. One researcher suggested I check out the possible surname
ELIASHEV, but I didn't find anything promising under that name,
either.

I was able to trace all the descendants of my g-grandparents (which
comes to seven pages of charts listing 267 people), and I have spoken
with many of them. People are generally thrilled with how much I have
found out.

At this point, however, I have hit the proverbial brick wall.
Suggestions for how I can best proceed with my research will be most
welcome. Thanks in advance to anybody who can offer help.

--
David J Ellis
Natick, MA
djemkitso@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ELLIS ancestry in Lithuania #general

David Ellis
 

This note documents my attemps to trace my ELLIS ancestry back into
Lithuania.

My g-grandfather Abrahm ELLIS (May 20 1852 - Sep 19 1923) was born in
Lithuania and married Eva SIROTA in 1871. I have a copy of his
naturalization record dated Feb 19 1897 that lists him as having
arrived in New York on Apr 10 1888.

Their children who survived childhood were:
Anna (Chana Frida) 1876 - Jun 2 1962
Bertha (Buna) Apr 16 1884 - Apr 1969
Charles (Betzalel) Sep 15 1886 - Feb 1969
Jackson (Yakir) Nov 3 1890 - Nov 1918
Robert (Ruven Lazar) Nov 3 1890 - Feb 1987
Three other children died in infancy, but we don't know their names.

Attempts to find their immigration records were unsuccessful, with no
apparent matches in the six-volume listing of immigration >from the
Russian Empire. The book shows eight ships arriving in New York on
Apr 10 1988, but there appear to be passenger lists for only four of
them.

I found New York census records for my g-grandparents >from 1910 and
1920, but nothing >from 1900.

According to Abrahm's death certificate, his parents were Benjamin
ELLIS and Lilly YOLLIS. I am sure that "YOLLIS" was not her maiden
name but an approximation of how the family name ELLIS was pronounced
originally in Europe.

Abrahm and Eva were buried in the Shavler Ladies Society section of
Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, NY. The tombstones show their Hebrew
names as Avraham Yehuda ben Binyamin and Chava bat Yakir. Also buried
there were my great-aunt Anna FALEVITCH, my grandparents Robert and
Elsie ELLIS and my grandfather's twin brother Jackson ELLIS.

For many years I was convinced that my g-grandparents came from
Siauliai, Lithuania, because my g-grandfather was the
secretary-treasurer of the Shavler Ladies Society. I never found any
records >from Siauliai that would connect to my family. It was only
after talking with descendants of my great aunts Anna and Bertha that
I heard they came >from Vilna and not Siauliai.

The All Lithuania Database on jewishgen.org shows a Revision History
(family census) record >from Vilnius in 1858 that is likely to be a
match:

Benjamin IOELS head of household age 41 father: Leyba
Rochla Leah wife age 36
Abram son age 9

The name Rochla Leah is a particularly fine match for my
g-g-grandmother Lilly, since my great-aunts Anna and Bertha both had
daughters with the Hebrew name Rochel Leah.

There are several other IOELS families with Revision History records
from Vilnius, but no other names and dates come close to fitting my
other results.

My g-grandfather had a younger sister who remained in Europe, but we
don't know her name. It is presumed that she died in the Holocaust.

The Litvaksig organization has translated vital records >from Vilnius,
but there do not appear to be any records that would fit my family. I
hoped to find a wedding or death record for my ancestors, but nothing
turned up. One researcher suggested I check out the possible surname
ELIASHEV, but I didn't find anything promising under that name,
either.

I was able to trace all the descendants of my g-grandparents (which
comes to seven pages of charts listing 267 people), and I have spoken
with many of them. People are generally thrilled with how much I have
found out.

At this point, however, I have hit the proverbial brick wall.
Suggestions for how I can best proceed with my research will be most
welcome. Thanks in advance to anybody who can offer help.

--
David J Ellis
Natick, MA
djemkitso@verizon.net


Trip to Poland #galicia

molly runds <mrunds@...>
 

Hi Galicianers

I'm planning a trip to Europe this May/June. The Polish leg
will focus on Tarnow, Krakow and Oswiecim. If anyone has any
suggestions for travel guides or any other suggestions,
please feel free to express them. I'm hoping to look at the
civil records in those 3 places as well, to research my
families, so if anyone wishes me to do some research for
them while I'm there, feel free to ask. I'm planning to
spend at least a couple of days in each place.

Regards

Molly Runds
Researching
GRABER, BRAND, STEINLAUF, GRUNSPAN, MUNZ -Tarnow
GLASS - Oswiecim, Krakow
STERN, TAUBER, GUNSBERG - Zloczow
RUNDSTEIN - Warsaw

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please send recommendations of travel guides
privately.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Trip to Poland #galicia

molly runds <mrunds@...>
 

Hi Galicianers

I'm planning a trip to Europe this May/June. The Polish leg
will focus on Tarnow, Krakow and Oswiecim. If anyone has any
suggestions for travel guides or any other suggestions,
please feel free to express them. I'm hoping to look at the
civil records in those 3 places as well, to research my
families, so if anyone wishes me to do some research for
them while I'm there, feel free to ask. I'm planning to
spend at least a couple of days in each place.

Regards

Molly Runds
Researching
GRABER, BRAND, STEINLAUF, GRUNSPAN, MUNZ -Tarnow
GLASS - Oswiecim, Krakow
STERN, TAUBER, GUNSBERG - Zloczow
RUNDSTEIN - Warsaw

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please send recommendations of travel guides
privately.


Re: GROSZ fm Budapest #hungary

tom
 

perhaps ">from spain via serbia to hungary" is a bit of an over-simplification.

the jews were expelled >from spain in 1492, so by the mid-nineteenth century, they
wouldn't be coming ">from spain". and if they preserved their origins, they
probably wouldn't have had a surname like GROSS, which is one of the most common
hungarian jewish family names. more than likely, GROSS would have been adopted
with the introduction of surnames for jews in the austro-hungarian empire, in
the nineteenth century.

on the other hand, there were sephardic (and romaniot) communities in the balkans,
possibly including serbia (i'm aware of bulgaria in particular).

from a genealogical point of view, it will be quite difficult to trace them back
that far, especially without a sephardic surname to start from. but it's nice to
be able to record and preserve family traditions.


....... tom klein, toronto


"Marianne" <mllods@sympatico.ca> wrote:

I have been in touch with a cousin who has indicated that our Great
grandfather, Moritz Gross was an Optometrist with shops in Vienna and
Budapest. Any ideas on how to track this...it would have been about 1870.

The same cousin is quite certain his mother said that the family had come
from Spain via Serbia to Hungary. Oh do I need good ideas!!!!!
Thanks everyone for your help.

Marianne Lods
Lanark, Ontario, Canada


Hungarian Research at Yad Vashem #hungary

Catherine Adam <cia@...>
 

Dear fellow h-siggers:

I will be going to Israel in a month and would like to do as much research
as possible in 2-3 days at Yad Vashem. While I've been trying to keep up
with current developments I am not entirely up to date.

I am looking for information for the best way to prepare and organize this
visit in view of the physical expansion and the acquisitions >from Bad
Arolsen. Also, does any one know if Gabriel bar Sheked is still involved and
how to get in touch with him?

I greatly appreciate your help.
Catherine Adam
Toronto, Canada


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: GROSZ fm Budapest #hungary

tom
 

perhaps ">from spain via serbia to hungary" is a bit of an over-simplification.

the jews were expelled >from spain in 1492, so by the mid-nineteenth century, they
wouldn't be coming ">from spain". and if they preserved their origins, they
probably wouldn't have had a surname like GROSS, which is one of the most common
hungarian jewish family names. more than likely, GROSS would have been adopted
with the introduction of surnames for jews in the austro-hungarian empire, in
the nineteenth century.

on the other hand, there were sephardic (and romaniot) communities in the balkans,
possibly including serbia (i'm aware of bulgaria in particular).

from a genealogical point of view, it will be quite difficult to trace them back
that far, especially without a sephardic surname to start from. but it's nice to
be able to record and preserve family traditions.


....... tom klein, toronto


"Marianne" <mllods@sympatico.ca> wrote:

I have been in touch with a cousin who has indicated that our Great
grandfather, Moritz Gross was an Optometrist with shops in Vienna and
Budapest. Any ideas on how to track this...it would have been about 1870.

The same cousin is quite certain his mother said that the family had come
from Spain via Serbia to Hungary. Oh do I need good ideas!!!!!
Thanks everyone for your help.

Marianne Lods
Lanark, Ontario, Canada


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Research at Yad Vashem #hungary

Catherine Adam <cia@...>
 

Dear fellow h-siggers:

I will be going to Israel in a month and would like to do as much research
as possible in 2-3 days at Yad Vashem. While I've been trying to keep up
with current developments I am not entirely up to date.

I am looking for information for the best way to prepare and organize this
visit in view of the physical expansion and the acquisitions >from Bad
Arolsen. Also, does any one know if Gabriel bar Sheked is still involved and
how to get in touch with him?

I greatly appreciate your help.
Catherine Adam
Toronto, Canada


1869 census Sarospatak #hungary

alex miller <alexpmiller@...>
 

Can someone, Marilyn Zipser shed some light?

The 1869 for Sarospatak shows only 7 families. Judging >from the size
of the town there should be a lot more, maybe 70.

What am i doing wrong?

Alex Miller, PA


Hungary SIG #Hungary 1869 census Sarospatak #hungary

alex miller <alexpmiller@...>
 

Can someone, Marilyn Zipser shed some light?

The 1869 for Sarospatak shows only 7 families. Judging >from the size
of the town there should be a lot more, maybe 70.

What am i doing wrong?

Alex Miller, PA


Austria Mattersdorf/Mattersdorf group on Facebook #austria-czech

Carole G. Vogel <carolevogel@...>
 

Hi All,

Two weeks ago I started a Families >from Mattersdorf (Mattersburg) group on
Facebook. It is open to anyone with ties to the Jewish Community of
Mattersdorf, Hungary (now Mattersburg, Austria). This private forum is
intended to make it easier for Mattersdorf researchers to find each other
and to post photos, links, and other information of mutual interest. If you
would like an invitation to join this group, please contact me offline.

Thanks,
Carole Garbuny Vogel
Lexington, Massachusetts (USA)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austria Mattersdorf/Mattersdorf group on Facebook #austria-czech

Carole G. Vogel <carolevogel@...>
 

Hi All,

Two weeks ago I started a Families >from Mattersdorf (Mattersburg) group on
Facebook. It is open to anyone with ties to the Jewish Community of
Mattersdorf, Hungary (now Mattersburg, Austria). This private forum is
intended to make it easier for Mattersdorf researchers to find each other
and to post photos, links, and other information of mutual interest. If you
would like an invitation to join this group, please contact me offline.

Thanks,
Carole Garbuny Vogel
Lexington, Massachusetts (USA)


FW: ABRAHAM ROSNICK - LONDON #unitedkingdom

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

In my search for RESNICK, I have been forwarded a photo
of a stone for Abraham ROSNICK - Abraham David son
of Moshe H'Levi - 1893-1943. If you are connected to
Abraham, I'd be happy to forward the photo.
Please contact me on a1steve@bigpond.com

Naomi Ogin
Brisbane
Searching; BENDEL,BRESNARK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,
DAVIDOVITCH,DOMANES,FELDMAN,GOLD,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,
GROSSMAN,HARYUDAH,HIATT,HUNT,KATZ,LEBIS,MELNICK,
NATHAN,OGIN,ORGIN,POLIAKOFF,RABIN,RABINOVITCH,
RANDALL,RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,STEIN,STONE,TISMAN,
TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON,ZELDENRUST


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom FW: ABRAHAM ROSNICK - LONDON #unitedkingdom

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

In my search for RESNICK, I have been forwarded a photo
of a stone for Abraham ROSNICK - Abraham David son
of Moshe H'Levi - 1893-1943. If you are connected to
Abraham, I'd be happy to forward the photo.
Please contact me on a1steve@bigpond.com

Naomi Ogin
Brisbane
Searching; BENDEL,BRESNARK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,
DAVIDOVITCH,DOMANES,FELDMAN,GOLD,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,
GROSSMAN,HARYUDAH,HIATT,HUNT,KATZ,LEBIS,MELNICK,
NATHAN,OGIN,ORGIN,POLIAKOFF,RABIN,RABINOVITCH,
RANDALL,RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,STEIN,STONE,TISMAN,
TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON,ZELDENRUST