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Re: Town of Zula, in Prussia ? #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Jeff Lewy wrote:

My gg aunt's death certificate, issued in Chicago in 1928, gives her
birth location about 1850 as "Zula, Germany." Other members of the
family
were born in Ostrowo and Gnesen, then in Prussia, which I believe are
Ostrow Wielkepolska and Gniezno, near Poznan in present-day Poland.

Jeff,

This is probably town Sulau, currently known as Sulow, Kreis Militsch
(currently Milicz) at 5130 1710, located 30 miles distance >from Ostrow
Wielkopolski.
Milicz is about 5 miles distance >from Sulow.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

JRI Poland #Poland Re: Town of Zula, in Prussia ? #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Jeff Lewy wrote:

My gg aunt's death certificate, issued in Chicago in 1928, gives her
birth location about 1850 as "Zula, Germany." Other members of the
family
were born in Ostrowo and Gnesen, then in Prussia, which I believe are
Ostrow Wielkepolska and Gniezno, near Poznan in present-day Poland.

Jeff,

This is probably town Sulau, currently known as Sulow, Kreis Militsch
(currently Milicz) at 5130 1710, located 30 miles distance >from Ostrow
Wielkopolski.
Milicz is about 5 miles distance >from Sulow.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

Danzig surname adoption list, 1814 - NALDEX #germany

A & B Algaze <Algaze@...>
 

I seem to remember around last July that James Bauer of Garden City, New
York posted a request for information regarding name change lists. At the
time I sent him a copy of the Danzig surname adoption list of 1814 however it was
copied >from a Family History Center microfilm and was VERY difficult to read.

In the meantime, Logan J. Kleinwaks and Roger Lustig of the Danzig SIG have
translated the list and put it on line. You can find the "list of surnames
adopted by Jewish citizens in Danzig in 1814", when Prussia reoccupied the
city, online in the Articles section of the Danzig/Gdansk SIG website in the upper
left hand corner, under "News: 12 May 2006" at www.jewishgen.org/danzig

Or directly at: http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1814.php

It can be found on Microfilm #1,184,410 and is entitled:
"General-Verzeichniss saemmtlicher in dem Departement der
koenigl. Regierung von Westpreussen vorhandenen Juden welchen
das Staatsbuerger-Recht erheilet worden. Marienwerder: 1814."

In English:
General listing of all the jews available in the Department
(locality) of the royal government of West Prussia, to whom were
given the right of citizenship. Marienwerder 1814.

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California Algaze@...

James Bauer Garden City, New York jbauer87@...
wrote: Recognizing the importance of the adoption by Jews of new
last names, we have begun a project to identify the lists and make
them available on line on JewishGen...I am on the lookout for
additional lists--if you have one, please email me so that I can catalog it.

German SIG #Germany Danzig surname adoption list, 1814 - NALDEX #germany

A & B Algaze <Algaze@...>
 

I seem to remember around last July that James Bauer of Garden City, New
York posted a request for information regarding name change lists. At the
time I sent him a copy of the Danzig surname adoption list of 1814 however it was
copied >from a Family History Center microfilm and was VERY difficult to read.

In the meantime, Logan J. Kleinwaks and Roger Lustig of the Danzig SIG have
translated the list and put it on line. You can find the "list of surnames
adopted by Jewish citizens in Danzig in 1814", when Prussia reoccupied the
city, online in the Articles section of the Danzig/Gdansk SIG website in the upper
left hand corner, under "News: 12 May 2006" at www.jewishgen.org/danzig

Or directly at: http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/1814.php

It can be found on Microfilm #1,184,410 and is entitled:
"General-Verzeichniss saemmtlicher in dem Departement der
koenigl. Regierung von Westpreussen vorhandenen Juden welchen
das Staatsbuerger-Recht erheilet worden. Marienwerder: 1814."

In English:
General listing of all the jews available in the Department
(locality) of the royal government of West Prussia, to whom were
given the right of citizenship. Marienwerder 1814.

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California Algaze@...

James Bauer Garden City, New York jbauer87@...
wrote: Recognizing the importance of the adoption by Jews of new
last names, we have begun a project to identify the lists and make
them available on line on JewishGen...I am on the lookout for
additional lists--if you have one, please email me so that I can catalog it.

what do these Hebrew abbreviations mean? #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

In the notes section of the Gdansk chapter of Yad Vashem's Pinkas HaKehillot
Polin, the Hebrew abbreviations aleph-mem-khet-"-yud and aleph-tsadi-"-mem
are found, the meanings of which I do not know. I suspect they refer to
archives or libraries. If you know what they stand for, please contact me
privately.

Thanks very much and best regards,

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

Searching: Max CAPLAN and wife Bella SMITH of Montreal (m.1920) #general

Stanley Diamond
 

A Ketuba was found in an old desk drawer by an employee of a
company in Montreal. Now we hope to pass it along to the family.

We are looking for:

Max CAPLAN and his wife Bella SMITH, married in Montreal in 1920.

Max was the son of Isaac CAPLAN and Toba MALAMOND
Bella was the daughter of Benjamin SMITH and Shaine Rachel SHOUB.

They had at least two children:

Nathan, born in Montreal in 1921
Morris Hyman, born in Montreal in 1927

If anyone knows of this family, please contact me.

Thank you.

Stanley Diamond
Montreal

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen what do these Hebrew abbreviations mean? #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

In the notes section of the Gdansk chapter of Yad Vashem's Pinkas HaKehillot
Polin, the Hebrew abbreviations aleph-mem-khet-"-yud and aleph-tsadi-"-mem
are found, the meanings of which I do not know. I suspect they refer to
archives or libraries. If you know what they stand for, please contact me
privately.

Thanks very much and best regards,

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

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Max CAPLAN and wife Bella SMITH of Montreal (m.1920) #general

Stanley Diamond
 

A Ketuba was found in an old desk drawer by an employee of a
company in Montreal. Now we hope to pass it along to the family.

We are looking for:

Max CAPLAN and his wife Bella SMITH, married in Montreal in 1920.

Max was the son of Isaac CAPLAN and Toba MALAMOND
Bella was the daughter of Benjamin SMITH and Shaine Rachel SHOUB.

They had at least two children:

Nathan, born in Montreal in 1921
Morris Hyman, born in Montreal in 1927

If anyone knows of this family, please contact me.

Thank you.

Stanley Diamond
Montreal

Re: New Lithuanian Book #general

Jose Gutstein
 

The very short English section of the same book mentioned below has been on
my Zasliai web page for over a month now.

http://www.gutstein.net/zasliai/zasliai-history2.htm

The book deals mostly with the towns of Kaisiadorys, Zasliai, Ziezmariai and
Rumsiskes. In fact, the Zasliai chapter has 51 pages.

Jose Gutstein
E-Mail: Gutstein@...
Radzilow web page: http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page: http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page: http://www.wizna.com
Zasliai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zasliai/zasliai-home.htm
Zeimiai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zeimiai/zeimiai-home.htm

--------

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman wrote:

Dear Descendants of Anshei Rumshishok and Litvaks everywhere:

I am pleased to inform you that a new book has just been published about
the Jewish communities of the Kaisiadorys Region of Lithuania by Rolandas
Gustaitis. Rolandas and his wife, Neringa, are Lithuanian scholars we
befriended some time ago. Rolandas' book is written in Lithuanian and the
translated title is "Jews In the Kaisiadorys Region". Vic Mayper reports
that the book contains an entire chapter about the history of Jewish
Rumshishok (Rumsiskes) which includes photographs and 28 pages of text.
Gevaldik!

I am also pleased to inform you that our dear friend and gutte neshoma,
Leonas Bekeris, has offered to translate the Rumshishok chapter into
English for us. I wish to publicly acknowledge both Rolandas Gustaitis
and Leonas Bekeris and thank them on behalf of the DAR. Due to their
selfless efforts, we will soon
be able to reclaim a portion of our shared Lithuanian history, once
thought lost forever. Further developments will be posted on our
Rumshishok website: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rumsiskes

A Gut Shabbos Rumshishkers!

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New Lithuanian Book #general

Jose Gutstein
 

The very short English section of the same book mentioned below has been on
my Zasliai web page for over a month now.

http://www.gutstein.net/zasliai/zasliai-history2.htm

The book deals mostly with the towns of Kaisiadorys, Zasliai, Ziezmariai and
Rumsiskes. In fact, the Zasliai chapter has 51 pages.

Jose Gutstein
E-Mail: Gutstein@...
Radzilow web page: http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page: http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page: http://www.wizna.com
Zasliai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zasliai/zasliai-home.htm
Zeimiai web page: http://www.gutstein.net/zeimiai/zeimiai-home.htm

--------

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman wrote:

Dear Descendants of Anshei Rumshishok and Litvaks everywhere:

I am pleased to inform you that a new book has just been published about
the Jewish communities of the Kaisiadorys Region of Lithuania by Rolandas
Gustaitis. Rolandas and his wife, Neringa, are Lithuanian scholars we
befriended some time ago. Rolandas' book is written in Lithuanian and the
translated title is "Jews In the Kaisiadorys Region". Vic Mayper reports
that the book contains an entire chapter about the history of Jewish
Rumshishok (Rumsiskes) which includes photographs and 28 pages of text.
Gevaldik!

I am also pleased to inform you that our dear friend and gutte neshoma,
Leonas Bekeris, has offered to translate the Rumshishok chapter into
English for us. I wish to publicly acknowledge both Rolandas Gustaitis
and Leonas Bekeris and thank them on behalf of the DAR. Due to their
selfless efforts, we will soon
be able to reclaim a portion of our shared Lithuanian history, once
thought lost forever. Further developments will be posted on our
Rumshishok website: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rumsiskes

A Gut Shabbos Rumshishkers!

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman

Michael Whippman Re: Courland Vedemosti #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

Following the directions on the Courland website, I emailed a request
to Michael Whippman <whippman@...
> for further information on a particular entry in the Courland
Vedemosti database. My message was returned to me with the comment
that the account had been closed.

Does anyone know how I can make contact with the proper person to
complete my request.

Arnold Davidson

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Michael Whippman Re: Courland Vedemosti #general

Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

Following the directions on the Courland website, I emailed a request
to Michael Whippman <whippman@...
> for further information on a particular entry in the Courland
Vedemosti database. My message was returned to me with the comment
that the account had been closed.

Does anyone know how I can make contact with the proper person to
complete my request.

Arnold Davidson

Jewish Genealogy Conference Early-Bird Registration ends May 15 #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

The clock is ticking. Only a couple of days left to receive the early
registration rate for the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held August 13-18, 2006 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New
York City. Early registrations must be made (or postmarked) on or before
May 15. No time to fill in the complete on-line registration form now? No
problem. You can respond to the basic questions to save a spot and up-date
your registration when you have more time to think about your ancestral name
tag, select the special events you want to attend, etc. Go to
http://www.jgsny2006.org. On the menu bar, click Registration. Read that
introduction and then proceed to register.
Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions which also has a link on
the menu bar.

This year, for the first time, the host society is sponsoring its own
special experiential, evocative, and educational exhibit. You'll see it,
learn >from it, and even be part of it.

Another first at the conference, is our own version of the "Antiques Road
Show," where experts help identify the Jewish treasures you bring to them.
"The Jewish Chochka and Ephemera Road Show" -- will be held Friday, August
19th. Remember to check the attics, closets, and basements and learn more
about those items and photos you've saved through generations or just
acquired. Find out where and when they originated. Perhaps your chochka
is a recognized treasure of more than sentimental value.

The "meat and potatoes" of the conference includes more than 250 sessions,
SIG luncheons, Birds-of-a-Feather meetings, cemetery visits, computer
workshops, tours to Ellis Island and the Lower East Side, a gala banquet,
videos, resource room, repository fair, vendor room, musical entertainment,
and more.

You still have some time. Go to the website and get that special rate. We
really look forward to seeing all of you in New York this summer.

All the best,

Roni Seibel Liebowitz

IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator

http://www.jgsny2006.org

registration@...
Roni@...

Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Jewish Genealogy Conference Early-Bird Registration ends May 15 #lodz #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

The clock is ticking. Only a couple of days left to receive the early
registration rate for the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held August 13-18, 2006 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New
York City. Early registrations must be made (or postmarked) on or before
May 15. No time to fill in the complete on-line registration form now? No
problem. You can respond to the basic questions to save a spot and up-date
your registration when you have more time to think about your ancestral name
tag, select the special events you want to attend, etc. Go to
http://www.jgsny2006.org. On the menu bar, click Registration. Read that
introduction and then proceed to register.
Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions which also has a link on
the menu bar.

This year, for the first time, the host society is sponsoring its own
special experiential, evocative, and educational exhibit. You'll see it,
learn >from it, and even be part of it.

Another first at the conference, is our own version of the "Antiques Road
Show," where experts help identify the Jewish treasures you bring to them.
"The Jewish Chochka and Ephemera Road Show" -- will be held Friday, August
19th. Remember to check the attics, closets, and basements and learn more
about those items and photos you've saved through generations or just
acquired. Find out where and when they originated. Perhaps your chochka
is a recognized treasure of more than sentimental value.

The "meat and potatoes" of the conference includes more than 250 sessions,
SIG luncheons, Birds-of-a-Feather meetings, cemetery visits, computer
workshops, tours to Ellis Island and the Lower East Side, a gala banquet,
videos, resource room, repository fair, vendor room, musical entertainment,
and more.

You still have some time. Go to the website and get that special rate. We
really look forward to seeing all of you in New York this summer.

All the best,

Roni Seibel Liebowitz

IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator

http://www.jgsny2006.org

registration@...
Roni@...

Podkamen #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Podkamen in East Galicia was Polish between 1918-1939.
Now it is in the Ukraine.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

Could it have been Podkamen - Ukraine, not Poland.

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Podkamen #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Podkamen in East Galicia was Polish between 1918-1939.
Now it is in the Ukraine.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

Could it have been Podkamen - Ukraine, not Poland.

Fw: Visiting Odessa and Kiliya #ukraine

Stephen R. Low <steve.low@...>
 

I will be visiting Odessa in June and want to travel to Kiliya (98 miles
from Odessa) and nearby Ismayil (118 miles >from Odessa). Kiliya was the
purported origin of my maternal grandfather, known in the U.S. as Charles
LANDO.

from Odessa, I will travel by rail to Chisanau, Moldova (Kishinev). The
JewishGen Romania Database contains birth records that, I believe are for
two of Charles Lando's siblings.

Regrettably, I speak only English. I wonder whether any list members can
provide advice on the following:

1. A modest-cost place to stay in Odessa (and/or Kiliya/Ismayil, if there is
a place to stay in that area) and Chisinau. If possible, I would prefer a
bed/breakfast or guest house.

2. The feasibility of renting a car and driving to Kiliya/Ismayil. And, if
this is not feasible, the means for making this trip.

3. Because of the language barrier, I have little hope of researching any
records that might shed light on these or other ancestors, but suggestions
on what to look for and where would be welcome.

4. The desirability of finding a translator or guide to accompany me during
my visit.

5. Any English-speaking "contacts" in the places I'm visiting.

6. Suggested sightseeing (Jewish and non-Jewish) while in the area

I'm somewhat flexible in my stay: At present I would arrive on a Sunday >from
the U.S., spend five full days in Ukraine, and leave by train for Kishinev
on Saturday.

My time and capabilities are limited, but if there's any help I can offer to
anyone on the list during my visit, please let me know.

Related information/query:

I have been told that Charles Lando's father, David LANDAU, divorced his
wife in Constantinople and emigrated to Palestine, where he died circa
1930. I have no further information about him. Interestingly, the index
entry for one of the Kishinev birth records referenced above identifies the
father as David Lando and notes "Father is a Turkish citizen." This area was
controlled by the Ottoman Empire in the 1800s, so perhaps David's
citizenship was defined as Turkish, Could this relate to the "family story"
that his divorce was granted in Constantinople?

David's wife, Rosa (DRAGUSHONSKY) Lando arrived at Ellis Island on June 26,
1893 with Charles and 3 sibs. Rosa's name was recorded on the passenger
manifest as "Rosa LANDA." The first names of the children are probably
transliterations of Yiddish/Hebrew names (with, for me, somewhat
hard-to-decipher spelling). The gender of one child is mis-stated as female.

Any suggestions on how to learn more about David Landau's emigration, death,
or burial location would be appreciated.

Researching:

LOW >from Satu Mare/Seini, Romania (i.e., Szatmar/Szinervaraljá, Hungary) to
New York

SCHWARTZ >from Halmeu, Romania (I.e., Halmi, Hungary) to New York

WITTNER >from Iasi, Romania to New York; Manchester, England; Australia

LANDO/LANDA/LANDAU >from Kiliya, Ukraine and/or Kishinev to New York and
Palestine

Please send replies to me privately. Thank you for any assistance.

Regards,
Steve Low
Lincoln, MA USA

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fw: Visiting Odessa and Kiliya #ukraine

Stephen R. Low <steve.low@...>
 

I will be visiting Odessa in June and want to travel to Kiliya (98 miles
from Odessa) and nearby Ismayil (118 miles >from Odessa). Kiliya was the
purported origin of my maternal grandfather, known in the U.S. as Charles
LANDO.

from Odessa, I will travel by rail to Chisanau, Moldova (Kishinev). The
JewishGen Romania Database contains birth records that, I believe are for
two of Charles Lando's siblings.

Regrettably, I speak only English. I wonder whether any list members can
provide advice on the following:

1. A modest-cost place to stay in Odessa (and/or Kiliya/Ismayil, if there is
a place to stay in that area) and Chisinau. If possible, I would prefer a
bed/breakfast or guest house.

2. The feasibility of renting a car and driving to Kiliya/Ismayil. And, if
this is not feasible, the means for making this trip.

3. Because of the language barrier, I have little hope of researching any
records that might shed light on these or other ancestors, but suggestions
on what to look for and where would be welcome.

4. The desirability of finding a translator or guide to accompany me during
my visit.

5. Any English-speaking "contacts" in the places I'm visiting.

6. Suggested sightseeing (Jewish and non-Jewish) while in the area

I'm somewhat flexible in my stay: At present I would arrive on a Sunday >from
the U.S., spend five full days in Ukraine, and leave by train for Kishinev
on Saturday.

My time and capabilities are limited, but if there's any help I can offer to
anyone on the list during my visit, please let me know.

Related information/query:

I have been told that Charles Lando's father, David LANDAU, divorced his
wife in Constantinople and emigrated to Palestine, where he died circa
1930. I have no further information about him. Interestingly, the index
entry for one of the Kishinev birth records referenced above identifies the
father as David Lando and notes "Father is a Turkish citizen." This area was
controlled by the Ottoman Empire in the 1800s, so perhaps David's
citizenship was defined as Turkish, Could this relate to the "family story"
that his divorce was granted in Constantinople?

David's wife, Rosa (DRAGUSHONSKY) Lando arrived at Ellis Island on June 26,
1893 with Charles and 3 sibs. Rosa's name was recorded on the passenger
manifest as "Rosa LANDA." The first names of the children are probably
transliterations of Yiddish/Hebrew names (with, for me, somewhat
hard-to-decipher spelling). The gender of one child is mis-stated as female.

Any suggestions on how to learn more about David Landau's emigration, death,
or burial location would be appreciated.

Researching:

LOW >from Satu Mare/Seini, Romania (i.e., Szatmar/Szinervaraljá, Hungary) to
New York

SCHWARTZ >from Halmeu, Romania (I.e., Halmi, Hungary) to New York

WITTNER >from Iasi, Romania to New York; Manchester, England; Australia

LANDO/LANDA/LANDAU >from Kiliya, Ukraine and/or Kishinev to New York and
Palestine

Please send replies to me privately. Thank you for any assistance.

Regards,
Steve Low
Lincoln, MA USA

New address for CGJ in Paris... #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

For those of you who have been in contact with the very helpful Cercle
de Genealogie Juive in Paris, we have just been informed of their new
postal address, effective June 1. They will be moving to: 45 rue La
Bruyère 75009 PARIS . The telephone/ fax number will remain the same:
01 40 23 04 90 Their website will also remain as before:
< www.genealoj.org >

Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
Co-Coordinators
FrenchSIG

French SIG #France New address for CGJ in Paris... #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

For those of you who have been in contact with the very helpful Cercle
de Genealogie Juive in Paris, we have just been informed of their new
postal address, effective June 1. They will be moving to: 45 rue La
Bruyère 75009 PARIS . The telephone/ fax number will remain the same:
01 40 23 04 90 Their website will also remain as before:
< www.genealoj.org >

Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
Co-Coordinators
FrenchSIG