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Re: Old data under the Jewishgen umbrella #general

HJB <hjb@...>
 

I accessed the following link after a web search for cemeteries brought it
up. The 800 phone number is still valid, but the two email addresses are
not. I tried them and they were bounced back. They don't have a list of
cemeteries (I didn't ask about anything else) but they did direct me to
the
local Jewish funeral home which was a big help.

http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/conn.html :
The Connecticut Jewish Ledger annually publishes, "All Things Jewish."
They have
current lists of synagogues, cemeteries, funeral parlors, chevra kadisha
and
stonecutters in Connecticut with accurate telephone numbers and addresses.
The telephone
Source: Lenn Zonder, President, Congregation Sinai, West Haven, CT

If anyone has a phone number and address of the Loyalty Cemetery in
Fairfield, Connecticut, I would appreciate your sending it to me offline.
I have found that the best source of information on cemetery matters are the
local JGS groups. Generally there is an email address for contact. The
email address can be found here for the Connecticut group:
http://www.iajgs.org/Yearbook2006/Connecticut.pdf

In the case of my own group (JGS - Hamilton & Area) in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada, we sent in updated information for posting to the IAJGS Cemetery
webpage over 6 months ago but said information has yet to be posted. I
invite anyone looking for Hamilton/Burlington/Oakville, etc. cemetery
information to inquire through us. Our web page is www.jgsh.org; email
president@jgsh.org.

Hazel Sandow Boon
President
JGS - Hamilton & Area
president@jgsh.org
jgsh@cogeco.ca
www.jgsh.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Old data under the Jewishgen umbrella #general

HJB <hjb@...>
 

I accessed the following link after a web search for cemeteries brought it
up. The 800 phone number is still valid, but the two email addresses are
not. I tried them and they were bounced back. They don't have a list of
cemeteries (I didn't ask about anything else) but they did direct me to
the
local Jewish funeral home which was a big help.

http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/conn.html :
The Connecticut Jewish Ledger annually publishes, "All Things Jewish."
They have
current lists of synagogues, cemeteries, funeral parlors, chevra kadisha
and
stonecutters in Connecticut with accurate telephone numbers and addresses.
The telephone
Source: Lenn Zonder, President, Congregation Sinai, West Haven, CT

If anyone has a phone number and address of the Loyalty Cemetery in
Fairfield, Connecticut, I would appreciate your sending it to me offline.
I have found that the best source of information on cemetery matters are the
local JGS groups. Generally there is an email address for contact. The
email address can be found here for the Connecticut group:
http://www.iajgs.org/Yearbook2006/Connecticut.pdf

In the case of my own group (JGS - Hamilton & Area) in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada, we sent in updated information for posting to the IAJGS Cemetery
webpage over 6 months ago but said information has yet to be posted. I
invite anyone looking for Hamilton/Burlington/Oakville, etc. cemetery
information to inquire through us. Our web page is www.jgsh.org; email
president@jgsh.org.

Hazel Sandow Boon
President
JGS - Hamilton & Area
president@jgsh.org
jgsh@cogeco.ca
www.jgsh.org


Re: To many Mikolajow? #galicia

Brian J. Lenius <brian@...>
 

Greetings,

Regarding the Jewish populations in the 3 Eastern Galicia communities by the
name of Mikolajow, Alexander Sharon indicated the Jewish populations for
1921 and 1931. Since there were no actual numbers available for the
Mikolajow in Radziechow district, I have provided statistics >from two others
sources and also provided the numbers >from these 2 sources for the two other
places by the same name in eastern Galicia. The two additional sources are:

1. A statistical study by Volodymyr Kubijovyc published in 1983 provides
estimated population for all ethnic groups based primarily on the 1931
census extrapolated to January 1, 1939. The extrapolation is based on
several others sources explained in his study.
Full reference: ?Kubijovyc, Volodymyr. Ethnic groups of the
South-Western Ukraine (Halycyna - Galicia) 1.1.1939. 1983. Wiesbaden,
Germany. Otto Harrassowitz. Text in Ukrainian (cyrillic) and English
languages. Statistical tables and indexes in Ukrainian (cyrillic), Ukrainian
(transliterated), and Polish languages. 175 pages.

2. The official published statistical report whose title is usually known
in short form as the "Gemeindelexikon der Galizien" was published in 1907
and was "the" compiled result of the 1900 Austrian census.
Full reference: ?K.K. statistischen Zentralkommission.
Gemeindelexikon der im Reichsrate vertretenen Königreiche und Lander:
Bearbeitet auf Grund der Ergebnisse der Volkszahlung vom 31. Dezember 1900.
Bd 12: Galizien. 1907. Wien (Vienna), Austria. German language. 1024 pages.
Index.

Adding these two sources to those provided by Alexander Sharon results in:

Mikolajow (Zydaczow dist.)
454 (1900 census, Gemeindelexikon)
498 (1921 census, WOWW)
559 (1931 census, Pinkas Hakehilot)
600 (est. 1939, Kubijovyc)

Mikolajow (Bobrka dist.)
314 (1900 census, Gemeindelexikon)
n/a (1921 census, WOWW)
315 (1931 census, Pinkas Hakehilot)
300 (est. 1939, Kubijovyc)

Mikolajow (Radziechow dist.)
60 (1900 census, Gemeindelexikon)
n/a (1921 census, WOWW)
n/a (1931 census, Pinkas Hakehilot)
50 (est. 1939, Kubijovyc)

I hope that this provides at least some indication of the relative Jewish
population of Mikolajow (Radziechow dist.) and perhaps some interesting or
useful data for other time periods for all three places.

Respectfully submitted,

Brian J. Lenius
Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada


Re: Mikolajow by Gaje (near Bobrka)/Yizkor Book #galicia

Penny Herbst
 

A genuine thank you to Alexander Sharon for addressing (and resolving), a
very important issue with regard to distinguishing among the three Galician
Mikolajow towns he referenced in his August 31st message.

I am the great-niece of the Shoichet of Mikolajow by Gaje (near Bobrka), and
have researched this town and its inhabitants for many years. Currently I am
in the process of completing a long overdue Yizkor Book for that town.

Should anyone find that their ancestors are >from Mikolajow by Gaje (near
Bobrka), after reading Alexander's informative email, please be kind enough
to let me know.

Again, many thanks to Alexander, a most dedicated and valuable member of our
genealogical community.

Penny Herbst
Chicago, IL


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: To many Mikolajow? #galicia

Brian J. Lenius <brian@...>
 

Greetings,

Regarding the Jewish populations in the 3 Eastern Galicia communities by the
name of Mikolajow, Alexander Sharon indicated the Jewish populations for
1921 and 1931. Since there were no actual numbers available for the
Mikolajow in Radziechow district, I have provided statistics >from two others
sources and also provided the numbers >from these 2 sources for the two other
places by the same name in eastern Galicia. The two additional sources are:

1. A statistical study by Volodymyr Kubijovyc published in 1983 provides
estimated population for all ethnic groups based primarily on the 1931
census extrapolated to January 1, 1939. The extrapolation is based on
several others sources explained in his study.
Full reference: ?Kubijovyc, Volodymyr. Ethnic groups of the
South-Western Ukraine (Halycyna - Galicia) 1.1.1939. 1983. Wiesbaden,
Germany. Otto Harrassowitz. Text in Ukrainian (cyrillic) and English
languages. Statistical tables and indexes in Ukrainian (cyrillic), Ukrainian
(transliterated), and Polish languages. 175 pages.

2. The official published statistical report whose title is usually known
in short form as the "Gemeindelexikon der Galizien" was published in 1907
and was "the" compiled result of the 1900 Austrian census.
Full reference: ?K.K. statistischen Zentralkommission.
Gemeindelexikon der im Reichsrate vertretenen Königreiche und Lander:
Bearbeitet auf Grund der Ergebnisse der Volkszahlung vom 31. Dezember 1900.
Bd 12: Galizien. 1907. Wien (Vienna), Austria. German language. 1024 pages.
Index.

Adding these two sources to those provided by Alexander Sharon results in:

Mikolajow (Zydaczow dist.)
454 (1900 census, Gemeindelexikon)
498 (1921 census, WOWW)
559 (1931 census, Pinkas Hakehilot)
600 (est. 1939, Kubijovyc)

Mikolajow (Bobrka dist.)
314 (1900 census, Gemeindelexikon)
n/a (1921 census, WOWW)
315 (1931 census, Pinkas Hakehilot)
300 (est. 1939, Kubijovyc)

Mikolajow (Radziechow dist.)
60 (1900 census, Gemeindelexikon)
n/a (1921 census, WOWW)
n/a (1931 census, Pinkas Hakehilot)
50 (est. 1939, Kubijovyc)

I hope that this provides at least some indication of the relative Jewish
population of Mikolajow (Radziechow dist.) and perhaps some interesting or
useful data for other time periods for all three places.

Respectfully submitted,

Brian J. Lenius
Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Mikolajow by Gaje (near Bobrka)/Yizkor Book #galicia

Penny Herbst
 

A genuine thank you to Alexander Sharon for addressing (and resolving), a
very important issue with regard to distinguishing among the three Galician
Mikolajow towns he referenced in his August 31st message.

I am the great-niece of the Shoichet of Mikolajow by Gaje (near Bobrka), and
have researched this town and its inhabitants for many years. Currently I am
in the process of completing a long overdue Yizkor Book for that town.

Should anyone find that their ancestors are >from Mikolajow by Gaje (near
Bobrka), after reading Alexander's informative email, please be kind enough
to let me know.

Again, many thanks to Alexander, a most dedicated and valuable member of our
genealogical community.

Penny Herbst
Chicago, IL


Re: RUMPLER & aviator archive collection #austria-czech

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

Thank you, Celia. Researchers of WWI-era aviators and engineers may
wish to consult also CalTech's Institute Archives
<http://archives.caltech.edu//>.

Of note are The Theodor VON KARMAN Collection and the PhotoNet Database.
I have identified Julius Kolin standing in front of the Fruba Fighter,
<http://archives.caltech.edu/search_catalog.cfm?search_field=kolin>.
Identities of other personnel sought.

Sincerely,
Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, US) <lisathaler@sbcglobal.net>
Researching... KOLIN <www.sachakolin.com> of Brailov, Ukr. > Odesa >
Paris > Vienna > NYC

On Sep 1, 2006, at 6:27 PM, Celia Male wrote:

Judy Adler REIFF writes: ...We believe that Edmund RUMPLER of airplane
design fame could be related, but don't know where to find information
about his parents' names....
Celia MALE writes: ...The words Krakow and aircraft design immediately
suggested to me that the RUMPLER family might have lived in Vienna and
indeed they did!
I have written about early Viennese aircraft designers [ie KOLIN,
SCHWARZ,
POPPER-LYNKEUS] on this Discussion Group before [see message
archives]. Vienna
was a hotbed of aeronautical innovation in this era. Not only was
Edmund
RUMPLER was born in Vienna {4 Jan 1872} ...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: RUMPLER & aviator archive collection #general

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

Thank you, Celia. Researchers of WWI-era aviators and engineers may
wish to consult also CalTech's Institute Archives
<http://archives.caltech.edu//>.

Of note are The Theodor VON KARMAN Collection and the PhotoNet Database.
I have identified Julius Kolin standing in front of the Fruba Fighter,
<http://archives.caltech.edu/search_catalog.cfm?search_field=kolin>.
Identities of other personnel sought.

Sincerely,
Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, US) <lisathaler@sbcglobal.net>
Researching... KOLIN <www.sachakolin.com> of Brailov, Ukr. > Odesa >
Paris > Vienna > NYC

On Sep 1, 2006, at 6:27 PM, Celia Male wrote:

Judy Adler REIFF writes: ...We believe that Edmund RUMPLER of airplane
design fame could be related, but don't know where to find information
about his parents' names....
Celia MALE writes: ...The words Krakow and aircraft design immediately
suggested to me that the RUMPLER family might have lived in Vienna and
indeed they did!
I have written about early Viennese aircraft designers [ie KOLIN,
SCHWARZ,
POPPER-LYNKEUS] on this Discussion Group before [see message
archives]. Vienna
was a hotbed of aeronautical innovation in this era. Not only was
Edmund
RUMPLER was born in Vienna {4 Jan 1872} ...


Emanuel MATTHEWS - Artist {was Emanuel ABRAMOVITZ - Artist} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Nick Rich has now told us that the artist he is looking for was not Emanuel
ABRAMOVITZ but Matthew ne GABLENOPSKI: <Lazarus and Rachel BLUMBERG had a
daughter called Rebecca, who married a gentleman called Matthew Gablenopski. It
appears that Matthew later changed his name to Emanuel MATTHEWS, and can be
found in the 1901 census, living with his Mother and Father-in-Law, and his
profession is listed as a Painter. This is the gentleman my father claims was a
famous artist.>

Here is a reference I found: Emanuel Matthews Picnic by a lake Sold: Feb 2,
1991

http://www.artnet.com/Artists/ArtistIndex.aspx?alpha=M9

So Nick's father was right - but the question remains: How famous was Emanuel?

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Emanuel MATTHEWS - Artist {was Emanuel ABRAMOVITZ - Artist} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Nick Rich has now told us that the artist he is looking for was not Emanuel
ABRAMOVITZ but Matthew ne GABLENOPSKI: <Lazarus and Rachel BLUMBERG had a
daughter called Rebecca, who married a gentleman called Matthew Gablenopski. It
appears that Matthew later changed his name to Emanuel MATTHEWS, and can be
found in the 1901 census, living with his Mother and Father-in-Law, and his
profession is listed as a Painter. This is the gentleman my father claims was a
famous artist.>

Here is a reference I found: Emanuel Matthews Picnic by a lake Sold: Feb 2,
1991

http://www.artnet.com/Artists/ArtistIndex.aspx?alpha=M9

So Nick's father was right - but the question remains: How famous was Emanuel?

Celia Male [U.K.]


Jerusalem Rabbinate 1872 #rabbinic

Agmon Chava and Hugo
 

Greetings, SIG members.

Can any well-read member of our group help me with further
genealogical details on a Rabbi Yehoshua CARO of Morocco, rabbi at
the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem in 1872, or direct me to a reliable
literary source.

Thank you in advance.

Chava Agmon
CARO Family Genealogist


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Jerusalem Rabbinate 1872 #rabbinic

Agmon Chava and Hugo
 

Greetings, SIG members.

Can any well-read member of our group help me with further
genealogical details on a Rabbi Yehoshua CARO of Morocco, rabbi at
the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem in 1872, or direct me to a reliable
literary source.

Thank you in advance.

Chava Agmon
CARO Family Genealogist


Visit to Vorna/Varniai - looking for a guide & advice? #lithuania

Jmfine2000@...
 

My cousin is visiting Belarus and he leaves the USA in 2 weeks. He is
planning to visit our ancestral home of Vorna or Varniai. Do any of
you know a good guide for the shtetls of that area of Lithuania? Have
you been to Varniai and can you offer any advice that I can pass along?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,

Jonathan Fine
Tustin CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any recommendations for
guides. Other information about Varniai may be shared with the list.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Visit to Vorna/Varniai - looking for a guide & advice? #lithuania

Jmfine2000@...
 

My cousin is visiting Belarus and he leaves the USA in 2 weeks. He is
planning to visit our ancestral home of Vorna or Varniai. Do any of
you know a good guide for the shtetls of that area of Lithuania? Have
you been to Varniai and can you offer any advice that I can pass along?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,

Jonathan Fine
Tustin CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any recommendations for
guides. Other information about Varniai may be shared with the list.


Researching Wiener/Wajner/Wejner/Vejner/Vajner #poland

Wienefr@...
 

I am currently attempting to research my father's family. Unfortunately,
my father and his several siblings are gone, and my cousins have no
interest in geneology.

After many frustrating years of dead-ends, I believe that these Wieners,
Wajners, Wejners, Vajners, or Vejners are sourced to the Bialystok area.
My grandfather's name was Heyman or Hyman in English. He arrived in
NYC >from Bialystok via England between 1903-1904, even though
ellisisland.org doesn't have them listed (I think that some of the
1903-1904 manifest records are lost).

He and my grandmother, Rachel Lefcoff (Laskow?) Wiener, settled in
Newark, NJ >from 1910 until his death in 1933. I believe that he was
born in the Bialystok area in 1868. His father, my grandfather, was
listed as "Wolf Wiener" on my grandfather's death certificate, which I
recently located >from NJ State Archives. I would imagine that Wolf
was born in the 1830's or 1840's.

Do I need to go to the Polish national archives for more information?
I will do so, but I thought that I would post this first. Thanks for
any help.

Shalom.

Frank Wiener
Princeton NJ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jewish records >from Bialystok and many surrounding
communities for most of the 19th century have been indexed and are
searchable in the database of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland at
www.jri-poland.org To focus your search effectively, you can enter
the geographical coordinates for Bialystok --53 08 /23 09 -- and
search in a radius of, for example, 60 miles, to get possible family
members >from Bialystok and surrounding villages.


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Researching Wiener/Wajner/Wejner/Vejner/Vajner #poland

Wienefr@...
 

I am currently attempting to research my father's family. Unfortunately,
my father and his several siblings are gone, and my cousins have no
interest in geneology.

After many frustrating years of dead-ends, I believe that these Wieners,
Wajners, Wejners, Vajners, or Vejners are sourced to the Bialystok area.
My grandfather's name was Heyman or Hyman in English. He arrived in
NYC >from Bialystok via England between 1903-1904, even though
ellisisland.org doesn't have them listed (I think that some of the
1903-1904 manifest records are lost).

He and my grandmother, Rachel Lefcoff (Laskow?) Wiener, settled in
Newark, NJ >from 1910 until his death in 1933. I believe that he was
born in the Bialystok area in 1868. His father, my grandfather, was
listed as "Wolf Wiener" on my grandfather's death certificate, which I
recently located >from NJ State Archives. I would imagine that Wolf
was born in the 1830's or 1840's.

Do I need to go to the Polish national archives for more information?
I will do so, but I thought that I would post this first. Thanks for
any help.

Shalom.

Frank Wiener
Princeton NJ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jewish records >from Bialystok and many surrounding
communities for most of the 19th century have been indexed and are
searchable in the database of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland at
www.jri-poland.org To focus your search effectively, you can enter
the geographical coordinates for Bialystok --53 08 /23 09 -- and
search in a radius of, for example, 60 miles, to get possible family
members >from Bialystok and surrounding villages.


GOLDLUST / MARGULES - Dzialoszyce #poland

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

If anyone has information on the descendants of Chaia Malka GOLDLUST who
married Zalman MARGULES in 1874 in Dzialoszyce, Kielce Gubernia/Province,
Poland - please contact me.

I thank you

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland GOLDLUST / MARGULES - Dzialoszyce #poland

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

If anyone has information on the descendants of Chaia Malka GOLDLUST who
married Zalman MARGULES in 1874 in Dzialoszyce, Kielce Gubernia/Province,
Poland - please contact me.

I thank you

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Searching FINK family #poland

Moshe Fink <fmosh@...>
 

Hello Searchers
It is now quite some time, that I am searching for the FINK and MIKOLAJEWICZ
families, >from the villages of Jaworsko and Palesnica, in the region of
Krakow. I must admit, that so far the results are rather poor. Anyway,
within my search, I reached the Yad Vashem web site. There, I found a whole
FINK family, >from Nowy Sacz, which was annihilated in the Holocaust. These
unfortunate people were born, during the second half of the 19th century,
and the beginning of the 20th century. My FINK family members were born
during the same period, but fortunately they survived the Holocaust. The
striking genealogical feature, in these two FINK families, is that most of
their first names like-Akiva, Aharon Yosef, Gitl and Frieda, appear in both
families. I do not think, that it is only a coincidence, I think that there
existed a common ancestor. However, I am not able to prove it, due to lack
of any documents or any other evidence.
So, please, if there is someone who has any knowledge regarding the FINK
(and/or MIKOLAJEWICZ) families, >from Jaworsko and Palesnica and/or Nowy
Sacz, please let me know.
With Thanks
Moshe Fink, Herzliya, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Indices to the records >from the town of Nowy Sacz
-- including nearby villages -- were just recently added to the JRI-Poland
database. If you search the database at www.jri-poland.org you will find
six listings for the name FINK >from Nowy Sacz.


JRI Poland #Poland Searching FINK family #poland

Moshe Fink <fmosh@...>
 

Hello Searchers
It is now quite some time, that I am searching for the FINK and MIKOLAJEWICZ
families, >from the villages of Jaworsko and Palesnica, in the region of
Krakow. I must admit, that so far the results are rather poor. Anyway,
within my search, I reached the Yad Vashem web site. There, I found a whole
FINK family, >from Nowy Sacz, which was annihilated in the Holocaust. These
unfortunate people were born, during the second half of the 19th century,
and the beginning of the 20th century. My FINK family members were born
during the same period, but fortunately they survived the Holocaust. The
striking genealogical feature, in these two FINK families, is that most of
their first names like-Akiva, Aharon Yosef, Gitl and Frieda, appear in both
families. I do not think, that it is only a coincidence, I think that there
existed a common ancestor. However, I am not able to prove it, due to lack
of any documents or any other evidence.
So, please, if there is someone who has any knowledge regarding the FINK
(and/or MIKOLAJEWICZ) families, >from Jaworsko and Palesnica and/or Nowy
Sacz, please let me know.
With Thanks
Moshe Fink, Herzliya, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Indices to the records >from the town of Nowy Sacz
-- including nearby villages -- were just recently added to the JRI-Poland
database. If you search the database at www.jri-poland.org you will find
six listings for the name FINK >from Nowy Sacz.