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Obtaining photocopies of Vsia Rossia (1895 Russian Business Directory) #general

gabriel.fishman@gmail.com <gabriel.fishman@...>
 

Hello,

I've located several potentially useful entries in JewishGen's database
of the index to Vsia Rossia - an 1895 directory of businesses in Russia
and I'd like to obtain a photocopy of the original pages >from Vsia
Rossia. However, I'm having a lot of trouble finding the book's call
number. I've searched for "Vsia Rossia" and 1895 Russian business
directory in the Library of Congress catalog, the NY Public Library
catalog and WorldCat and I can't seem to find it. Does anyone have a
call number handy or some advice on how to search for it? Additionally,
does the actual book have information that isn't available in the
JewishGen index?

The family I'm searching for is ZAKS (now spelled Zachs) - the family
probably originated in Korets, Ukraine or the surrounding area.

Thank you,
Gabriel Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Obtaining photocopies of Vsia Rossia (1895 Russian Business Directory) #general

gabriel.fishman@gmail.com <gabriel.fishman@...>
 

Hello,

I've located several potentially useful entries in JewishGen's database
of the index to Vsia Rossia - an 1895 directory of businesses in Russia
and I'd like to obtain a photocopy of the original pages >from Vsia
Rossia. However, I'm having a lot of trouble finding the book's call
number. I've searched for "Vsia Rossia" and 1895 Russian business
directory in the Library of Congress catalog, the NY Public Library
catalog and WorldCat and I can't seem to find it. Does anyone have a
call number handy or some advice on how to search for it? Additionally,
does the actual book have information that isn't available in the
JewishGen index?

The family I'm searching for is ZAKS (now spelled Zachs) - the family
probably originated in Korets, Ukraine or the surrounding area.

Thank you,
Gabriel Fishman


IAJGS Conference in NY #latvia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Just returned >from New York where I attended the IAJGS Conference.

My advise to all is that they make sure to attend future conferences
so they will be able to compare them with the next conference the New
York JGS hosts!!!

And to all JGS that will host future conferences: now you have a
perfect model to help you plan yours!

The Conference ran as smoothly as melted butter and as crisp as a
croissant. A veritable feast!!! Congratulations to all involved,
specially Linda Cantor, Hadassah Lipsius, Gloria Freund, and Roni Liebowitz.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Winnipeg, Canada


thanks for answering #scandinavia

i-m.b@...
 

Hei, Thank for You answering me and giving basic, history information -
so the likelyhood of Jewish ancestry is extremely small... so I
continue here in Finland. My english is not enough good to explain
everything, but I found some contact to ask in Finnish.

Marjo Karppanen
Espoo, Finland
i-m.b@luukku.com =20


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS Conference in NY #latvia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Just returned >from New York where I attended the IAJGS Conference.

My advise to all is that they make sure to attend future conferences
so they will be able to compare them with the next conference the New
York JGS hosts!!!

And to all JGS that will host future conferences: now you have a
perfect model to help you plan yours!

The Conference ran as smoothly as melted butter and as crisp as a
croissant. A veritable feast!!! Congratulations to all involved,
specially Linda Cantor, Hadassah Lipsius, Gloria Freund, and Roni Liebowitz.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Winnipeg, Canada


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia thanks for answering #scandinavia

i-m.b@...
 

Hei, Thank for You answering me and giving basic, history information -
so the likelyhood of Jewish ancestry is extremely small... so I
continue here in Finland. My english is not enough good to explain
everything, but I found some contact to ask in Finnish.

Marjo Karppanen
Espoo, Finland
i-m.b@luukku.com =20


Re: New member #scandinavia

Bjorn.Fagerstedt@...
 

Marjo,

It sounds very unlikely that you have jewish ancestors in this part of your
family. First of all, in the beginning of the 1700s jews were not allowed
to settle in Sweden (these rules included Finland, I assume). So unless they
were converts, they were probably not jews. Second, the surname BERGMAN as
well as BJOERKMAN are not very common surnames for jews. More likely, these
are Swedish soldier names. Check up the church records to see if this might
be the case (or maybe craftsmen/tradesmen, who took similar names).

Best regards,
Bj=F6rn Fagerstedt
Stockholm, Sweden

Searching:
FOMIN: Surazh, Kolyshki, Velizh, Vitebsk (Belarus). USA. Sweden.

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Marjo Karppanen wrote:

My grandmother's mother -BERGMAN-, roots >from place Rauma, Eura=3DE5minne -
the earliest >from begining 1700-century Maria BI=3DD6RCKMAN (married in
Rauma).Grandmothers father's ancestry comes >from place Kurikka-Jalasj=3DE4rvi
village/farm - HOMI-(this is also surname).

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Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia RE: New member #scandinavia

Bjorn.Fagerstedt@...
 

Marjo,

It sounds very unlikely that you have jewish ancestors in this part of your
family. First of all, in the beginning of the 1700s jews were not allowed
to settle in Sweden (these rules included Finland, I assume). So unless they
were converts, they were probably not jews. Second, the surname BERGMAN as
well as BJOERKMAN are not very common surnames for jews. More likely, these
are Swedish soldier names. Check up the church records to see if this might
be the case (or maybe craftsmen/tradesmen, who took similar names).

Best regards,
Bj=F6rn Fagerstedt
Stockholm, Sweden

Searching:
FOMIN: Surazh, Kolyshki, Velizh, Vitebsk (Belarus). USA. Sweden.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Marjo Karppanen wrote:

My grandmother's mother -BERGMAN-, roots >from place Rauma, Eura=3DE5minne -
the earliest >from begining 1700-century Maria BI=3DD6RCKMAN (married in
Rauma).Grandmothers father's ancestry comes >from place Kurikka-Jalasj=3DE4rvi
village/farm - HOMI-(this is also surname).

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Re: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue #general

Grundleger, Melvin <m.l.grundleger@...>
 

I believe the synagogue is on Ocean Ave and Avenue M in Brooklyn

MLG

This is probably a synagogue that was in the Midwood section of
Brooklyn. Arthur Miller mentions it in his play "A View >from the
Bridge"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue #general

Grundleger, Melvin <m.l.grundleger@...>
 

I believe the synagogue is on Ocean Ave and Avenue M in Brooklyn

MLG

This is probably a synagogue that was in the Midwood section of
Brooklyn. Arthur Miller mentions it in his play "A View >from the
Bridge"


Search of Lithuanian Records #general

Stanley Baron <stanbaron04@...>
 

My family migrated >from NovoAlexandrovsk in Lithuania sometime between 1856
and 1861. I am searching for records for NovoAlexandrovsk and the Ukmerge
region >from that time and before. The family names were Barron-Bendet. Can
anyone provide guidance on where such records might be found?

Thank you,

Stanley Baron
stanbaron04@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Search of Lithuanian Records #general

Stanley Baron <stanbaron04@...>
 

My family migrated >from NovoAlexandrovsk in Lithuania sometime between 1856
and 1861. I am searching for records for NovoAlexandrovsk and the Ukmerge
region >from that time and before. The family names were Barron-Bendet. Can
anyone provide guidance on where such records might be found?

Thank you,

Stanley Baron
stanbaron04@earthlink.net


Golda SCHWARTZ MARKOWITZ #general

rachel jury
 

Hello All,
I am hoping for some Pittsburgh good will. Does
anyone have information on Golda (Goldie) SCHWARTZ
MARKOVITZ (Markowitz)? According to JOWAR she is
buried in the Homestead Hebrew cemetery Row 5 Lot 1b.
I’m hoping someone may be willing to head to the
cemetery and check out the stone for me. According to
family history she was married four times including
once to a Markowitz and once to a Jacobowitz.
Thank you,
Rachel Greenberger Jury
Wheeling, IL
www.rachelsroots.com
Researching
Berkowitz (Ordarma, Hungary to Pittsburgh, PA)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Golda SCHWARTZ MARKOWITZ #general

rachel jury
 

Hello All,
I am hoping for some Pittsburgh good will. Does
anyone have information on Golda (Goldie) SCHWARTZ
MARKOVITZ (Markowitz)? According to JOWAR she is
buried in the Homestead Hebrew cemetery Row 5 Lot 1b.
I’m hoping someone may be willing to head to the
cemetery and check out the stone for me. According to
family history she was married four times including
once to a Markowitz and once to a Jacobowitz.
Thank you,
Rachel Greenberger Jury
Wheeling, IL
www.rachelsroots.com
Researching
Berkowitz (Ordarma, Hungary to Pittsburgh, PA)


Women's Army Corp #general

Jeff Blustein
 

Genners,

Have any of you had an relatives involved who were WACs, or in the Women's
Army Corps? >from one of the popular genealogy websites I can confirm that
she enlisted 2/17/1945 in Brooklyn (at ~ 20 years old). Eventually I was
told she married and had children, but I'm stuck without a married surname.
Is there something more I can do with this information that she was a WAC?

Thanks,

Jeff Blustein
Livingston, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Women's Army Corp #general

Jeff Blustein
 

Genners,

Have any of you had an relatives involved who were WACs, or in the Women's
Army Corps? >from one of the popular genealogy websites I can confirm that
she enlisted 2/17/1945 in Brooklyn (at ~ 20 years old). Eventually I was
told she married and had children, but I'm stuck without a married surname.
Is there something more I can do with this information that she was a WAC?

Thanks,

Jeff Blustein
Livingston, NJ


Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 #general

tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

I don't think there was anything "unusual" for a Jew to be living in
the land of Israel, at least prior to the Arab riots of the 1920's,
when, under the British mandate, many of the ancient Jewish communities
(such as Hebron and Jericho) were attacked and destroyed.

The Jewish presence in Shechem goes back to the time of Abraham.

Tom Klein, Toronto

Steve Orlen <sorlen@email.arizona.edu> wrote:

In a letter written circa 1900, there's a reference to an ancestor of
mine - Yaakov WOLINSKY - living in Nablus aka Shechem, Palestine, and
the translator found that unusual: that a Jew was living in that
town. I know that my ancestor was something of an irrigation engineer
- it was said that he worked for the Ottoman government - and I
wonder if that accounts for his presence there. Anyone have any ideas?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 #general

tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

I don't think there was anything "unusual" for a Jew to be living in
the land of Israel, at least prior to the Arab riots of the 1920's,
when, under the British mandate, many of the ancient Jewish communities
(such as Hebron and Jericho) were attacked and destroyed.

The Jewish presence in Shechem goes back to the time of Abraham.

Tom Klein, Toronto

Steve Orlen <sorlen@email.arizona.edu> wrote:

In a letter written circa 1900, there's a reference to an ancestor of
mine - Yaakov WOLINSKY - living in Nablus aka Shechem, Palestine, and
the translator found that unusual: that a Jew was living in that
town. I know that my ancestor was something of an irrigation engineer
- it was said that he worked for the Ottoman government - and I
wonder if that accounts for his presence there. Anyone have any ideas?


Romanian translators needed for new project #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Romanian translators are needed to assist with
translation and data entry for a newly received list
and letter >from the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum.

Please respond to me at robertw252@aol.com for
further information.

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Romanian translators needed for new project #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Romanian translators are needed to assist with
translation and data entry for a newly received list
and letter >from the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum.

Please respond to me at robertw252@aol.com for
further information.

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator