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Re: Brighton Street name change in '30s? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Michael Horowitz asked, I'm trying to find the occupants of 3034
Brighton 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY for 1930... I see this note at
Brightonbeach.com: "[In the '30s and 40s] street names were changed for
the benefit of the immigrants to numbered Brighton 'places'"... Does
anyone happen to know how the '30 census would have refered to Brighton
3rd Street?

See the list at
http://www.stevemorse.org/census/changes/BrooklynChanges.htm

Additionally, for a general method when looking for streets or cities
not included on the Steve Morse site, one way is to periodically check a
well-known four-letter auction web site for old maps of your city of
interest. A photo of the map will almost always be available, and often
can be enlarged and compared carefully to a current map for the name of
the street. Purchase of the item is not necessary, although sometimes
patience is required for the right map to come along.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y. (originally >from Brighton Beach, but after the street names
changed)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Brighton Street name change in '30s? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Michael Horowitz asked, I'm trying to find the occupants of 3034
Brighton 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY for 1930... I see this note at
Brightonbeach.com: "[In the '30s and 40s] street names were changed for
the benefit of the immigrants to numbered Brighton 'places'"... Does
anyone happen to know how the '30 census would have refered to Brighton
3rd Street?

See the list at
http://www.stevemorse.org/census/changes/BrooklynChanges.htm

Additionally, for a general method when looking for streets or cities
not included on the Steve Morse site, one way is to periodically check a
well-known four-letter auction web site for old maps of your city of
interest. A photo of the map will almost always be available, and often
can be enlarged and compared carefully to a current map for the name of
the street. Purchase of the item is not necessary, although sometimes
patience is required for the right map to come along.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y. (originally >from Brighton Beach, but after the street names
changed)


KRONICK of Pittsfield, MA, *not* Pittsburgh! #general

Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

Dear Genners,

After posting the query below, I looked at the Social Security lists for
Pittsburgh, PA, and Pittsfield, MA, and realized that my informant had
probably been mistaken about Pittsburgh.

Luckily, my query had included Bea KRONICK's maiden name, MACHTEY,
which triggered a response >from a reader who knew the Israel MACHTEY
family in Mount Kisco, NY. I've acknowledged her help privately; here I
do so again! My yearly contribution to JewishGen is (finally) on its way.

Paula Eisenstein Baker

I'm looking for traces of Bea KRONICK, who lived in Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
in the mid-20th century. Her maiden name was probably MACHTEY (some
spelling), and she had a daughter named Sonia.

Bea had a brother Israel MACHTEY (a lawyer who worked in New York City
and lived in Mount Kisco, NY); a sister Anne (of Brooklyn, who had a son
and a daughter), and a sister Beulah (possibly a pianist). There may
also have been other siblings. [snip]

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KRONICK of Pittsfield, MA, *not* Pittsburgh! #general

Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

Dear Genners,

After posting the query below, I looked at the Social Security lists for
Pittsburgh, PA, and Pittsfield, MA, and realized that my informant had
probably been mistaken about Pittsburgh.

Luckily, my query had included Bea KRONICK's maiden name, MACHTEY,
which triggered a response >from a reader who knew the Israel MACHTEY
family in Mount Kisco, NY. I've acknowledged her help privately; here I
do so again! My yearly contribution to JewishGen is (finally) on its way.

Paula Eisenstein Baker

I'm looking for traces of Bea KRONICK, who lived in Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
in the mid-20th century. Her maiden name was probably MACHTEY (some
spelling), and she had a daughter named Sonia.

Bea had a brother Israel MACHTEY (a lawyer who worked in New York City
and lived in Mount Kisco, NY); a sister Anne (of Brooklyn, who had a son
and a daughter), and a sister Beulah (possibly a pianist). There may
also have been other siblings. [snip]

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX


New Latvia SIG Website #lithuania

Barry Shay
 

We are happy to announce that the new Latvia SIG website is up and running
and can be accessed by going to: http://www.jewishgen.org/Latvia/index.htm
directly or by going to JewishGen and then to Latvia under the Special
Interest Groups heading. The site is full of useful information for both
neophyte and experienced genealogy researchers. One new feature of the
website is the inclusion of material about Estonia, about which little has
previously been available.

Comments and suggestions are welcomed since we consider the website a work
in progress. All comments and suggestions should be sent directly to Barry
Shay at: bbshay@starpower.net. If you have photographs that you think would
be appropriate for the website, please send them as JPG files to Barry as
well.

Please enjoy the website and spread the word to others who may be interested
in Baltic Jewish genealogy.

Bruce Dumes, Webmaster
Barry Shay, Editor

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We're including this on the LitvakSIG list because
we know many researchers had families who lived in the areas bordering
Lithuania and Latvia and may find resources "across the border."


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Latvia SIG Website #lithuania

Barry Shay
 

We are happy to announce that the new Latvia SIG website is up and running
and can be accessed by going to: http://www.jewishgen.org/Latvia/index.htm
directly or by going to JewishGen and then to Latvia under the Special
Interest Groups heading. The site is full of useful information for both
neophyte and experienced genealogy researchers. One new feature of the
website is the inclusion of material about Estonia, about which little has
previously been available.

Comments and suggestions are welcomed since we consider the website a work
in progress. All comments and suggestions should be sent directly to Barry
Shay at: bbshay@starpower.net. If you have photographs that you think would
be appropriate for the website, please send them as JPG files to Barry as
well.

Please enjoy the website and spread the word to others who may be interested
in Baltic Jewish genealogy.

Bruce Dumes, Webmaster
Barry Shay, Editor

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We're including this on the LitvakSIG list because
we know many researchers had families who lived in the areas bordering
Lithuania and Latvia and may find resources "across the border."


Savannah's first Jewish settlers 1733 #usa

CMI
 

from Dr Maureen Gordon, Savannah, Ga savannah275@bellsouth.net
Congregation Mickve Israel (CMI) is the third oldest congregation in the US.
The first Jewish settlers arrived here in July 1733, five months after
Oglethorpe. Thirty four of these were Portuguese escaping the Inquisition.
The remaining eight were >from two German families arrivedto settle the
colony. A list of these passengers appears below.

Both groups met in London, where the Bevis Marks Congregation helped them
raise the money to come here.

In commemeration of the colony's 275th Anniversary in 2008, there will be
Anniversary celebrations for the city, as well as for CMI.

We at CMI are planning commemorative celebrations on the weekend of July
11. Included in the events will be a reception for the descendants of these
first Jewish settlers.

We are assembling a mailing list of these descendants. Does anybody have
information about any of these people? MMG

The following list, with comments, of the original settlers in Savannah,
Georgia, was compiled >from various sources by the late Rabbi Malcolm H.
Stern, and appears in his article, "New Light on the Jewish Settlement of
Savannah" (AJHQ, LII, March 1963, # 3, pp. 169-199): --

1. Dr. Samuel Nunes Ribeiro (known in America as NUNES or NUNEZ). A
Marrano, he arrived in London about 1726, for on AB 11, he was remarried in
Judaism to his wife, Rebecca. Since she did not come to America with the
rest of the family, we may assume that she died in England.
2. Zipporah Nunes, his mother
3. Daniel Nunes, his son
4. Moses Nunes, his son
5. Sipra Nunes, his daughter
6. Shem Noah, his servant
7. Isaac Nunes Henriques, married in London, 15 Elul, 1726, to
8. Abigail (nee Sequeira), his wife.
9. Shem, their son. [Note by Stern: "This could have been Samuel Sequeira,
her brother".]
10. Their child who died at sea
11. Raphael Nunes Bernal, remarried in London, 20 Kislev, 1732, to
12. Rachel Bernal, his wife.
13. David [Lopez D'] Olivera
14. Jacob Lopez d'Olivera, married in Amsterdam, July 15, 1717, to
15. Judith (nee Velha), his wife
16. David, their son
17. Isaac, their son
18. Leah, their daughter
19. Aaron De Pivia [De Paiba?]
20. Benjamin Gideon [Abudiente]
21. Jacob Lopez De Crasto
22. David Lopez De Pass, remarried in London, 14 Nisan, 1732 to
23. Zipporah De Pass, his wife
24. Isaac Da Costa Villareal
25. Abraham De Molina
26. David Rodrigues De Miranda. [Note by Stern: BMKet # 467 (Bevis Marks
Ketubot) shows that he remarried in London, 11 Nisan, 1730, Rahel Nunes
Miranda. He left her in London, came to Savannah, and died in December 1733.
His widow apparently married again, on 17 Kislev, 1736, Abraham Nunes Miranda]
27. Jacob [Rodrigues De] Miranda
28. David Cohen Delmonte
29. Rachel, his wife
30. Isaac, their son
31. Abigail, their daughter
32. Hannah, their daughter
33. Grace, their daughter
34. Abraham Minis
35. Abigail, his wife
36. Leah, their daughter
37. Esther, their daughter
38. Simon, brother of Abraham
39. Jacob Yowel.
40. Benjamin Sheftall
41. Perla, his wife
42. Abraham De Lyon


Early American SIG #USA Savannah's first Jewish settlers 1733 #usa

CMI
 

from Dr Maureen Gordon, Savannah, Ga savannah275@bellsouth.net
Congregation Mickve Israel (CMI) is the third oldest congregation in the US.
The first Jewish settlers arrived here in July 1733, five months after
Oglethorpe. Thirty four of these were Portuguese escaping the Inquisition.
The remaining eight were >from two German families arrivedto settle the
colony. A list of these passengers appears below.

Both groups met in London, where the Bevis Marks Congregation helped them
raise the money to come here.

In commemeration of the colony's 275th Anniversary in 2008, there will be
Anniversary celebrations for the city, as well as for CMI.

We at CMI are planning commemorative celebrations on the weekend of July
11. Included in the events will be a reception for the descendants of these
first Jewish settlers.

We are assembling a mailing list of these descendants. Does anybody have
information about any of these people? MMG

The following list, with comments, of the original settlers in Savannah,
Georgia, was compiled >from various sources by the late Rabbi Malcolm H.
Stern, and appears in his article, "New Light on the Jewish Settlement of
Savannah" (AJHQ, LII, March 1963, # 3, pp. 169-199): --

1. Dr. Samuel Nunes Ribeiro (known in America as NUNES or NUNEZ). A
Marrano, he arrived in London about 1726, for on AB 11, he was remarried in
Judaism to his wife, Rebecca. Since she did not come to America with the
rest of the family, we may assume that she died in England.
2. Zipporah Nunes, his mother
3. Daniel Nunes, his son
4. Moses Nunes, his son
5. Sipra Nunes, his daughter
6. Shem Noah, his servant
7. Isaac Nunes Henriques, married in London, 15 Elul, 1726, to
8. Abigail (nee Sequeira), his wife.
9. Shem, their son. [Note by Stern: "This could have been Samuel Sequeira,
her brother".]
10. Their child who died at sea
11. Raphael Nunes Bernal, remarried in London, 20 Kislev, 1732, to
12. Rachel Bernal, his wife.
13. David [Lopez D'] Olivera
14. Jacob Lopez d'Olivera, married in Amsterdam, July 15, 1717, to
15. Judith (nee Velha), his wife
16. David, their son
17. Isaac, their son
18. Leah, their daughter
19. Aaron De Pivia [De Paiba?]
20. Benjamin Gideon [Abudiente]
21. Jacob Lopez De Crasto
22. David Lopez De Pass, remarried in London, 14 Nisan, 1732 to
23. Zipporah De Pass, his wife
24. Isaac Da Costa Villareal
25. Abraham De Molina
26. David Rodrigues De Miranda. [Note by Stern: BMKet # 467 (Bevis Marks
Ketubot) shows that he remarried in London, 11 Nisan, 1730, Rahel Nunes
Miranda. He left her in London, came to Savannah, and died in December 1733.
His widow apparently married again, on 17 Kislev, 1736, Abraham Nunes Miranda]
27. Jacob [Rodrigues De] Miranda
28. David Cohen Delmonte
29. Rachel, his wife
30. Isaac, their son
31. Abigail, their daughter
32. Hannah, their daughter
33. Grace, their daughter
34. Abraham Minis
35. Abigail, his wife
36. Leah, their daughter
37. Esther, their daughter
38. Simon, brother of Abraham
39. Jacob Yowel.
40. Benjamin Sheftall
41. Perla, his wife
42. Abraham De Lyon


Cantor Joseph CYSNER From Bamberg to Manila #germany

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,
Would like to draw your attention to a study about the
papers of the late Cantor Joseph CYSNER who was born
in 1912 in Bamberg and after staying for about 2
years in Zbaszyn(Polish-German border) made his way to
Manila where he was a Cantor during WW2.
The family was apparently >from Galician origin though
they left already in 1880 to Vienna. The study was
done by Bonnie Harris >from San Diego.

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/classes/233ab/zbaszynmanila/HarrisCysnerZbaszynManila.htm

Jacob Rosen Amman,Jordan <abuwasta@yahoo.com> [Private replies only, please]


German SIG #Germany Cantor Joseph CYSNER From Bamberg to Manila #germany

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,
Would like to draw your attention to a study about the
papers of the late Cantor Joseph CYSNER who was born
in 1912 in Bamberg and after staying for about 2
years in Zbaszyn(Polish-German border) made his way to
Manila where he was a Cantor during WW2.
The family was apparently >from Galician origin though
they left already in 1880 to Vienna. The study was
done by Bonnie Harris >from San Diego.

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/classes/233ab/zbaszynmanila/HarrisCysnerZbaszynManila.htm

Jacob Rosen Amman,Jordan <abuwasta@yahoo.com> [Private replies only, please]


Danzig SIG at IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Dear Danzig SIG members,

The program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in Salt Lake City has been announced (www.slc2007.org), and it indicates
that our SIG meeting will be Thursday, July 19, 8:15 AM-9:30 AM (session
330). If you might attend, please let me know privately. If you have
suggestions or requests for topics for discussion during the meeting, please
tell me. As the time nears, I will announce the meeting agenda here and on
our website.

Please also write to this mailing list about other conference programming
you think might be relevant to Danzig research. For example, SIG member
Roger Lustig's talk on Monday, 8:15 AM-9:30 AM, "The Emancipation of
Prussian Jewry: A Guide for Family Researchers (GerSIG Programming)," and
the Prussia BOF meeting on Monday, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM (which, unfortunately, I
cannot attend, since I am speaking at the same time).

Hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Danzig SIG at IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Dear Danzig SIG members,

The program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in Salt Lake City has been announced (www.slc2007.org), and it indicates
that our SIG meeting will be Thursday, July 19, 8:15 AM-9:30 AM (session
330). If you might attend, please let me know privately. If you have
suggestions or requests for topics for discussion during the meeting, please
tell me. As the time nears, I will announce the meeting agenda here and on
our website.

Please also write to this mailing list about other conference programming
you think might be relevant to Danzig research. For example, SIG member
Roger Lustig's talk on Monday, 8:15 AM-9:30 AM, "The Emancipation of
Prussian Jewry: A Guide for Family Researchers (GerSIG Programming)," and
the Prussia BOF meeting on Monday, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM (which, unfortunately, I
cannot attend, since I am speaking at the same time).

Hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: A family name #general

Yehuda Berman <ybberman@...>
 

Yiddish is spelled phonetically and before 1936 did not have a standard
spelling - everybody spelled it the way they heard it. Zalman would probably
be spelled: zayin aleph lamed mem ayin nun-sofit.
Eliokim is the Yiddish pronunciation of a Hebrew name and is spelled as in
Hebrew: aleph lamed yud kuf yud mem-sofit.
Usdin would probably be spelled: aleph vov samekh daled yud nun-sofit
(assuming the "s" before "d" in Usdin is pronounced "s" and not "z" as it
would be in English. If it is pronounced "z" - then change the samekh to
zayin).

Yehuda Berman
Efrat. Israel

From: "christine usdin" <christineusd@wanadoo.fr>

How would you write Zalman-Eliokim Usdinin yiddish?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A family name #general

Yehuda Berman <ybberman@...>
 

Yiddish is spelled phonetically and before 1936 did not have a standard
spelling - everybody spelled it the way they heard it. Zalman would probably
be spelled: zayin aleph lamed mem ayin nun-sofit.
Eliokim is the Yiddish pronunciation of a Hebrew name and is spelled as in
Hebrew: aleph lamed yud kuf yud mem-sofit.
Usdin would probably be spelled: aleph vov samekh daled yud nun-sofit
(assuming the "s" before "d" in Usdin is pronounced "s" and not "z" as it
would be in English. If it is pronounced "z" - then change the samekh to
zayin).

Yehuda Berman
Efrat. Israel

From: "christine usdin" <christineusd@wanadoo.fr>

How would you write Zalman-Eliokim Usdinin yiddish?


Julia SOURY in New York #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

Does this name ring a bell with anyone? She was born about 1920 in Izmir,
Turkey, and emigrated to the US about 1923 with her parents, Luna or Lena
KAMHI SOURY, and Victor SOURY. Victor and Lena (Luna) died in the 1980's,
both in their 90's. They lived in The Bronx, NY. Julia may have married a
man named Schwartz in about 1947, in New York.

Her cousin, Israel Bar Yehuda, who lives in Israel, is compiling a book on
the family and would very much like to hear >from her or any descendant or
friend. Please respond privately to me if you have any information.

Chuck Weinstein
Huntington, NY
Cmw521@earthlink.net

Also researching:
RIGLER: Romania>New York and Minnesota - 1890's
LEVIN - Russia>Chicago, 1891
DWORSKY - Lazdijai, Lithuania>Minneapolis, MN, 1884


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Julia SOURY in New York #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

Does this name ring a bell with anyone? She was born about 1920 in Izmir,
Turkey, and emigrated to the US about 1923 with her parents, Luna or Lena
KAMHI SOURY, and Victor SOURY. Victor and Lena (Luna) died in the 1980's,
both in their 90's. They lived in The Bronx, NY. Julia may have married a
man named Schwartz in about 1947, in New York.

Her cousin, Israel Bar Yehuda, who lives in Israel, is compiling a book on
the family and would very much like to hear >from her or any descendant or
friend. Please respond privately to me if you have any information.

Chuck Weinstein
Huntington, NY
Cmw521@earthlink.net

Also researching:
RIGLER: Romania>New York and Minnesota - 1890's
LEVIN - Russia>Chicago, 1891
DWORSKY - Lazdijai, Lithuania>Minneapolis, MN, 1884


Re: Details of family GARSON WERNER #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

"Adrian Freedman" wrote

I have found correspondence >from cousins of my late father Bernard(Berel)
FREEDMAN where they mention the the following family members

Lev GARSON (Gershon?) possibly also known as Cohen He was supposedly a
rabbi in the Bloemfontein in the late 1800's

There was also mention in the letters of a Rabbi WERNER in london
These letters are all vague written as memories of elderly persons

Can anyone suggest how to check further?
The JewishGen entry for Bloemfontein says that the first minister was Rev
Urdang in 1893 followed by Rev Cohen in 1896.

http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/communities/8/index.htm

Nick Landau


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Details of family GARSON WERNER #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

"Adrian Freedman" wrote

I have found correspondence >from cousins of my late father Bernard(Berel)
FREEDMAN where they mention the the following family members

Lev GARSON (Gershon?) possibly also known as Cohen He was supposedly a
rabbi in the Bloemfontein in the late 1800's

There was also mention in the letters of a Rabbi WERNER in london
These letters are all vague written as memories of elderly persons

Can anyone suggest how to check further?
The JewishGen entry for Bloemfontein says that the first minister was Rev
Urdang in 1893 followed by Rev Cohen in 1896.

http://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/communities/8/index.htm

Nick Landau


"Holocaust in Belarus" translation project #belarus

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

There are only 50 more pages of Dr. Smilovitsky's book, "Holocaust in
Belarus" to translate >from Russian! We still need a few more donations to
cover the cost of that last 15% of the book.

You can donaate via the Jewish-Gen-erosity page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
scroll down to the eighth item.

With gratitude for all those who have contributed to date,

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI
translation coordinator

_________________________________________________________________


Belarus SIG #Belarus "Holocaust in Belarus" translation project #belarus

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

There are only 50 more pages of Dr. Smilovitsky's book, "Holocaust in
Belarus" to translate >from Russian! We still need a few more donations to
cover the cost of that last 15% of the book.

You can donaate via the Jewish-Gen-erosity page
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
scroll down to the eighth item.

With gratitude for all those who have contributed to date,

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI
translation coordinator

_________________________________________________________________