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Skawtian and Te'Pushtva, Russia, current names please #general

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Genners,

In 2003 I posted asking about the town of Skawtian, Russia, listed on an
Ellis Island Passenger manifest for David and Esther Isakovitz who
arrived in 1907, as their birthplace. These were distant relatives and
I did not have any other clue to help narrow their place of origin.
There were several possibilities suggested by knowledgeable Genners, but
no way of confirming which. Now I am in contact with descendants of the
family, and the town name remembered by David and Esther's grandson is
Te'Pushtva and another cousin says there is a statement in a book that
the family was >from Lithuania. Considering that Lithuania borders
Latvia and Belarus and some of the previously suggested towns were in
Belarus and Latvia I'm wondering if Genners can help me identify these
towns with this further information. The possibilities given by
ShtetlSeeker are too confusing and numerous. Thank you for any help you
can give me.

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Skawtian and Te'Pushtva, Russia, current names please #general

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Genners,

In 2003 I posted asking about the town of Skawtian, Russia, listed on an
Ellis Island Passenger manifest for David and Esther Isakovitz who
arrived in 1907, as their birthplace. These were distant relatives and
I did not have any other clue to help narrow their place of origin.
There were several possibilities suggested by knowledgeable Genners, but
no way of confirming which. Now I am in contact with descendants of the
family, and the town name remembered by David and Esther's grandson is
Te'Pushtva and another cousin says there is a statement in a book that
the family was >from Lithuania. Considering that Lithuania borders
Latvia and Belarus and some of the previously suggested towns were in
Belarus and Latvia I'm wondering if Genners can help me identify these
towns with this further information. The possibilities given by
ShtetlSeeker are too confusing and numerous. Thank you for any help you
can give me.

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL


Iasi Romania Genealogy #general

Ira <irablock@...>
 

Does anyone know of any professional genealogists that research in
Iasi. My family came >from a town called Pascany/Pashcany, but I can't
find any records listed for that town on RTFfoundation.org
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank You,
Ira Block

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Conference News #sephardic

Conference Info <information@...>
 

Network with fellow researchers, experts and archivists at the premiere
event of the Jewish genealogy world, the 27th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy, Sunday, July 15, through Friday, July 20, in Salt Lake
City. The conference will feature a film festival, special exhibits, the
resources of the Family History Library and a wide array of presentations.
The conference website, www.slc2007.org, holds the key to programs, research
guidance, up-to-date information and easy-to-use registration

Here are some highlights:

MEET & EAT: Nine SIGs will hold luncheons and there will be four Breakfasts
with the Experts focused on the Family History Library’s extensive regional
resources. All meals have kosher options. Click “Conference Program” ->
“SIG/BOF” and “Breakfast with the Experts.”

PAST & PRESENT: A unique photographic exhibit of life in an Eastern European
community before the Holocaust, shown previously at major museums, will be
on display. Click “Photographic Exhibit.” The second Jewish Film Festival
will offer a large variety of topical films. Click “Conference Program” –>
“Film Program.”

TALK ABOUT IT: The SLC2007 discussion group is now open for your questions
and event announcements. For more info, click “Conference Discussion Group.”

BREAKING NEWS: For the latest conference news and updates, see the Friday
morning weekly bulletins. Click “Breaking News.”

DEADLINE: December 31 – only 10 days away – is the deadline for submitting
program proposals. To submit a speaking proposal, click “Call for Papers.”

MORE INFORMATION: Click the detailed “Frequently Asked Questions.”

The Conference Committee is looking forward to greeting you in Salt Lake
City and encourages you to visit the conference website for frequently
updated and detailed information, including additional conference plans,
online hotel registration and Family History Library resources.

See you in SLC!
Hal Bookbinder & Michael Brenner
Conference co-chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Iasi Romania Genealogy #general

Ira <irablock@...>
 

Does anyone know of any professional genealogists that research in
Iasi. My family came >from a town called Pascany/Pashcany, but I can't
find any records listed for that town on RTFfoundation.org
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank You,
Ira Block

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Conference News #sephardic

Conference Info <information@...>
 

Network with fellow researchers, experts and archivists at the premiere
event of the Jewish genealogy world, the 27th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy, Sunday, July 15, through Friday, July 20, in Salt Lake
City. The conference will feature a film festival, special exhibits, the
resources of the Family History Library and a wide array of presentations.
The conference website, www.slc2007.org, holds the key to programs, research
guidance, up-to-date information and easy-to-use registration

Here are some highlights:

MEET & EAT: Nine SIGs will hold luncheons and there will be four Breakfasts
with the Experts focused on the Family History Library’s extensive regional
resources. All meals have kosher options. Click “Conference Program” ->
“SIG/BOF” and “Breakfast with the Experts.”

PAST & PRESENT: A unique photographic exhibit of life in an Eastern European
community before the Holocaust, shown previously at major museums, will be
on display. Click “Photographic Exhibit.” The second Jewish Film Festival
will offer a large variety of topical films. Click “Conference Program” –>
“Film Program.”

TALK ABOUT IT: The SLC2007 discussion group is now open for your questions
and event announcements. For more info, click “Conference Discussion Group.”

BREAKING NEWS: For the latest conference news and updates, see the Friday
morning weekly bulletins. Click “Breaking News.”

DEADLINE: December 31 – only 10 days away – is the deadline for submitting
program proposals. To submit a speaking proposal, click “Call for Papers.”

MORE INFORMATION: Click the detailed “Frequently Asked Questions.”

The Conference Committee is looking forward to greeting you in Salt Lake
City and encourages you to visit the conference website for frequently
updated and detailed information, including additional conference plans,
online hotel registration and Family History Library resources.

See you in SLC!
Hal Bookbinder & Michael Brenner
Conference co-chairs


Paneth/Schwab family #austria-czech

Laura O'Brien <lauraobrien277@...>
 

My name is Laura O'Brien. My Great great grandfather was Joseph PANETH,
born Vienna 06/10/1857, died Vienna 04/01/1890, he married my Great great
grandmother Sophie SCHWAB, they had 3 sons. Friedrich, Otto and I don't
know the name of the other son.

I believe Sophie's parents were Adolf SCHWAB, an industrialist and
politician in Vienna, and I think his wife was Fanny.

Sophie's uncle was Samuel Hammerschlag, I believe through marriage. I think
his wife Betty was Fanny's sister, but have been unable to find proof of
this.

I have no idea who Joseph'e parents were. They were killed in a cart
accident when he was young.

My link is through Otto PANETH (my great grandfather). If anyone has any
information, especially in relation to Sophie, it would be gratefully
received.

Thank you

Laura O'Brien

London, England, UK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Paneth/Schwab family #austria-czech

Laura O'Brien <lauraobrien277@...>
 

My name is Laura O'Brien. My Great great grandfather was Joseph PANETH,
born Vienna 06/10/1857, died Vienna 04/01/1890, he married my Great great
grandmother Sophie SCHWAB, they had 3 sons. Friedrich, Otto and I don't
know the name of the other son.

I believe Sophie's parents were Adolf SCHWAB, an industrialist and
politician in Vienna, and I think his wife was Fanny.

Sophie's uncle was Samuel Hammerschlag, I believe through marriage. I think
his wife Betty was Fanny's sister, but have been unable to find proof of
this.

I have no idea who Joseph'e parents were. They were killed in a cart
accident when he was young.

My link is through Otto PANETH (my great grandfather). If anyone has any
information, especially in relation to Sophie, it would be gratefully
received.

Thank you

Laura O'Brien

London, England, UK


Conference News #france

Conference Info <information@...>
 

Network with fellow researchers, experts and archivists at the premiere
event of the Jewish genealogy world, the 27th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy, Sunday, July 15, through Friday, July 20, in Salt Lake
City. The conference will feature a film festival, special exhibits, the
resources of the Family History Library and a wide array of presentations.
The conference website, www.slc2007.org, holds the key to programs, research
guidance, up-to-date information and easy-to-use registration

Here are some highlights:

MEET & EAT: Nine SIGs will hold luncheons and there will be four Breakfasts
with the Experts focused on the Family History Library’s extensive regional
resources. All meals have kosher options. Click “Conference Program” ->
“SIG/BOF” and “Breakfast with the Experts.”

PAST & PRESENT: A unique photographic exhibit of life in an Eastern European
community before the Holocaust, shown previously at major museums, will be
on display. Click “Photographic Exhibit.” The second Jewish Film Festival
will offer a large variety of topical films. Click “Conference Program” –>
“Film Program.”

TALK ABOUT IT: The SLC2007 discussion group is now open for your questions
and event announcements. For more info, click “Conference Discussion Group.”

BREAKING NEWS: For the latest conference news and updates, see the Friday
morning weekly bulletins. Click “Breaking News.”

DEADLINE: December 31 – only 10 days away – is the deadline for submitting
program proposals. To submit a speaking proposal, click “Call for Papers.”

MORE INFORMATION: Click the detailed “Frequently Asked Questions.”

The Conference Committee is looking forward to greeting you in Salt Lake
City and encourages you to visit the conference website for frequently
updated and detailed information, including additional conference plans,
online hotel registration and Family History Library resources.

See you in SLC!
Hal Bookbinder & Michael Brenner
Conference co-chairs


French SIG #France Conference News #france

Conference Info <information@...>
 

Network with fellow researchers, experts and archivists at the premiere
event of the Jewish genealogy world, the 27th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy, Sunday, July 15, through Friday, July 20, in Salt Lake
City. The conference will feature a film festival, special exhibits, the
resources of the Family History Library and a wide array of presentations.
The conference website, www.slc2007.org, holds the key to programs, research
guidance, up-to-date information and easy-to-use registration

Here are some highlights:

MEET & EAT: Nine SIGs will hold luncheons and there will be four Breakfasts
with the Experts focused on the Family History Library’s extensive regional
resources. All meals have kosher options. Click “Conference Program” ->
“SIG/BOF” and “Breakfast with the Experts.”

PAST & PRESENT: A unique photographic exhibit of life in an Eastern European
community before the Holocaust, shown previously at major museums, will be
on display. Click “Photographic Exhibit.” The second Jewish Film Festival
will offer a large variety of topical films. Click “Conference Program” –>
“Film Program.”

TALK ABOUT IT: The SLC2007 discussion group is now open for your questions
and event announcements. For more info, click “Conference Discussion Group.”

BREAKING NEWS: For the latest conference news and updates, see the Friday
morning weekly bulletins. Click “Breaking News.”

DEADLINE: December 31 – only 10 days away – is the deadline for submitting
program proposals. To submit a speaking proposal, click “Call for Papers.”

MORE INFORMATION: Click the detailed “Frequently Asked Questions.”

The Conference Committee is looking forward to greeting you in Salt Lake
City and encourages you to visit the conference website for frequently
updated and detailed information, including additional conference plans,
online hotel registration and Family History Library resources.

See you in SLC!
Hal Bookbinder & Michael Brenner
Conference co-chairs


Re: Death Cert Request - DEUTSCH #general

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

It is also possible that the NY State Archives in Albany, NY may have a
copy of this death certificate.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

Adiva Bloch asked
"I was wondering if there was anyone out there who would be able to obtain a
copy of the death certificate for Marie DEUTSCH died 25 November 1929 in
Altamont, NY"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Death Cert Request - DEUTSCH #general

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

It is also possible that the NY State Archives in Albany, NY may have a
copy of this death certificate.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

Adiva Bloch asked
"I was wondering if there was anyone out there who would be able to obtain a
copy of the death certificate for Marie DEUTSCH died 25 November 1929 in
Altamont, NY"


Rockland Journal News (N.Y.) 1980 WEISKOPF obituary #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm trying to obtain the obituary of a cousin, Charles WEISKOPF, who died in
Spring Valley NY in October, 1980. I don't know where he's buried, and
there are many cemeteries in that area. I called the Spring Valley library,
but they will not do a search of the Journal News obituaries because I do
not know the specific day of death. The Nanuet library does not have the paper
on microfilm, so couldn't help. Does anyone have access to October, 1980
archives of this newspaper and would be willing to do a search for me? If
so, I can "trade" a search somewhere in mid-Michigan. Alternatively, does
anyone know a researcher near Spring Valley who I might pay to do this
search? Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, popular online newspaper
archives do not seem to have this newspaper.

Thanks for any help,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI

MODERATOR NOTE: PLease respond privately on a researcher


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rockland Journal News (N.Y.) 1980 WEISKOPF obituary #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I'm trying to obtain the obituary of a cousin, Charles WEISKOPF, who died in
Spring Valley NY in October, 1980. I don't know where he's buried, and
there are many cemeteries in that area. I called the Spring Valley library,
but they will not do a search of the Journal News obituaries because I do
not know the specific day of death. The Nanuet library does not have the paper
on microfilm, so couldn't help. Does anyone have access to October, 1980
archives of this newspaper and would be willing to do a search for me? If
so, I can "trade" a search somewhere in mid-Michigan. Alternatively, does
anyone know a researcher near Spring Valley who I might pay to do this
search? Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, popular online newspaper
archives do not seem to have this newspaper.

Thanks for any help,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI

MODERATOR NOTE: PLease respond privately on a researcher


Re: Need help tracing real property...Brooklyn, NY #general

Gladys Paulin <paulin@...>
 

Estate records are held by the Surrogate's Court of Kings County, New York.
The LDS Family History Library has an index to their records on microfilm.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
Winter Springs, FL
http://genealogybygladys.com

Steve Nathan wrote
The correct place to search in the City Register. They have an office in each
county. There may not have been any Court intervention in the sale or transfer
of the property. Do you know the block and lot number or the address?
Steve

Ron Goldman wrote (in part):
I need to trace: How and where would I find any records of the disposition of
the father's estate/assets if, in fact, he did die intestate? >>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need help tracing real property...Brooklyn, NY #general

Gladys Paulin <paulin@...>
 

Estate records are held by the Surrogate's Court of Kings County, New York.
The LDS Family History Library has an index to their records on microfilm.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG
Winter Springs, FL
http://genealogybygladys.com

Steve Nathan wrote
The correct place to search in the City Register. They have an office in each
county. There may not have been any Court intervention in the sale or transfer
of the property. Do you know the block and lot number or the address?
Steve

Ron Goldman wrote (in part):
I need to trace: How and where would I find any records of the disposition of
the father's estate/assets if, in fact, he did die intestate? >>


Jewish Genealogical Societies #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

I would like to remind everyone that there are city/area-specific
Jewish Genealogical Societies that can be found by searching the
Internet. Many have websites that can help you find local resources.

Zev Griner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Societies #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

I would like to remind everyone that there are city/area-specific
Jewish Genealogical Societies that can be found by searching the
Internet. Many have websites that can help you find local resources.

Zev Griner


newbie immigration question #general

annie <annie@...>
 

Firstly, I must beg that you forgive my naivety -- I've been seriously
involved in genealogical research for about a month and am at the start
of the learning curve. However, if you could point me in the right
direction, I'd be most grateful. I know that all four of my paternal
great-grandparents and one g-g-grandmother were born in Eastern Europe
(Vilnius or surrounding area, and Odesa or area). I know that they
lived in the Boston area by certain points. I even know some of the
dates they immigrated, around the turn of the century according to
census records. But I can't find *any* of these 5 people in the passenger
lists. I've search the Boston and NY lists through A*******y and through
Steve Morse's tools, and even looked through lots of microfilm at NARA
(though I believe there are few more reels I need to check out for one
side of the family). On the online engines, I've tried loose or
non-exact searches of many sorts, name variations and so forth. Are
these records incomplete, or am I just missing (all 5) of my relatives
when I'm searching, somehow? They must have gotten here somehow! Any
pointers for me how to proceed? Thanks very much.

Annie Smidt
Boston MA

presently researching: SMIDT, DOLLEN, PRANIKOFF

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen newbie immigration question #general

annie <annie@...>
 

Firstly, I must beg that you forgive my naivety -- I've been seriously
involved in genealogical research for about a month and am at the start
of the learning curve. However, if you could point me in the right
direction, I'd be most grateful. I know that all four of my paternal
great-grandparents and one g-g-grandmother were born in Eastern Europe
(Vilnius or surrounding area, and Odesa or area). I know that they
lived in the Boston area by certain points. I even know some of the
dates they immigrated, around the turn of the century according to
census records. But I can't find *any* of these 5 people in the passenger
lists. I've search the Boston and NY lists through A*******y and through
Steve Morse's tools, and even looked through lots of microfilm at NARA
(though I believe there are few more reels I need to check out for one
side of the family). On the online engines, I've tried loose or
non-exact searches of many sorts, name variations and so forth. Are
these records incomplete, or am I just missing (all 5) of my relatives
when I'm searching, somehow? They must have gotten here somehow! Any
pointers for me how to proceed? Thanks very much.

Annie Smidt
Boston MA

presently researching: SMIDT, DOLLEN, PRANIKOFF

MODERATOR NOTE: Chances of success in your research will be greatly
enhanced if you register the name(s) you are searching for in
the JewishGen Family Finder. Go to www.jewishgen.org/jgff