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Seeking lost correspondent #lithuania

gerald gaffin <gerald.shirley@...>
 

I had a message >from ' leif ericson' in Sweden, about his antecedents in
Manchester but due to a little local difficulty , I no longer have his
full-mail address.

If he can contact me, at this address, we can continue our broken
correspondence.

Dr Gerald S Gaffin # JGFF 61823

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Seeking lost correspondent #lithuania

gerald gaffin <gerald.shirley@...>
 

I had a message >from ' leif ericson' in Sweden, about his antecedents in
Manchester but due to a little local difficulty , I no longer have his
full-mail address.

If he can contact me, at this address, we can continue our broken
correspondence.

Dr Gerald S Gaffin # JGFF 61823

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Nathan WIERZBOWICZ #poland

s.a.josovic <sajasovic@...>
 

I am enquiring about Nosen (Nathan) WIERZBOWICZ who was
born in Piontnica, a village near Lomza, Russia (now
Poland) on 15 Oct 1886 to Szolim and Ena (nee Farbarowicz).
Nosen arrived at Ellis Island on 14 Aug 1902 to stay with his
uncle Nathan GREENBERG at 87 Ludlow Street New York.

Chaim WIRZBOWITZ of Lomza arrived at Ellis Island on 12 Nov 1912
to visit his brother Nathan at 75 Leverett Street, Boston,
Massachusetts.

What happened to Nathan and where are his descendants today?

Thank you

S. A. Josovic

Researching KATZ and RADZINOWER families >from Bialystok

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately if you have
family information to share.


JRI Poland #Poland Nathan WIERZBOWICZ #poland

s.a.josovic <sajasovic@...>
 

I am enquiring about Nosen (Nathan) WIERZBOWICZ who was
born in Piontnica, a village near Lomza, Russia (now
Poland) on 15 Oct 1886 to Szolim and Ena (nee Farbarowicz).
Nosen arrived at Ellis Island on 14 Aug 1902 to stay with his
uncle Nathan GREENBERG at 87 Ludlow Street New York.

Chaim WIRZBOWITZ of Lomza arrived at Ellis Island on 12 Nov 1912
to visit his brother Nathan at 75 Leverett Street, Boston,
Massachusetts.

What happened to Nathan and where are his descendants today?

Thank you

S. A. Josovic

Researching KATZ and RADZINOWER families >from Bialystok

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately if you have
family information to share.


Re: van DANTZIG #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Dear Micheline,

Thank you for your interesting query. I do not know of any comprehensive
list of Danzig Jewish residents >from the beginning of the 18th century.
The earliest regular records I am aware of are cemetery records kept by the
community of Altschottland >from 1720 (these are in the collection of the
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem -- see
the Resources section of our website www.jewishgen.org/danzig). Keep in
mind that it is possible that this family is mentioned in later Danzig
records -- for example, those pertaining to relatives who remained in
Danzig.

Have you checked Hijman's estate records (if they survive) to see whether
any of his estate was given to relatives in Danzig, after he died? In my
own case, I learned of relatives in Danzig >from estate records of a Danziger
who died in Copenhagen.

Some names >from this period are listed in Samuel Echt's "Die Geschichte der
Juden in Danzig," as I recall, but I do not have a copy at hand to check.
Perhaps, another SIG member does? (Hopefully, we will eventually engage in
research projects concerning works such as this -- details will be posted
when available.)

I also do not know what, if any, passenger manifests survive >from this time,
which might list Hijman's emigration (assuming he left by sea).

Are you aware of any other Jews with such suggestive surnames living in
Amsterdam? Is anyone knowledgeable about the migration of Jews >from Danzig
to Amsterdam or mercantile relations between the two cities?

Best regards,

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Micheline GUTMANN [mailto:m.gutmann@genami.org]
Sent: Sat, February 18, 2006 11:59 AM
To: Danzig SIG
Subject: van DANTZIG

...snip...
Is it possible to find a list of Jewish inhabitants in Dantzig at the
beginning of the 18th century?
...snip


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland RE: van DANTZIG #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Dear Micheline,

Thank you for your interesting query. I do not know of any comprehensive
list of Danzig Jewish residents >from the beginning of the 18th century.
The earliest regular records I am aware of are cemetery records kept by the
community of Altschottland >from 1720 (these are in the collection of the
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem -- see
the Resources section of our website www.jewishgen.org/danzig). Keep in
mind that it is possible that this family is mentioned in later Danzig
records -- for example, those pertaining to relatives who remained in
Danzig.

Have you checked Hijman's estate records (if they survive) to see whether
any of his estate was given to relatives in Danzig, after he died? In my
own case, I learned of relatives in Danzig >from estate records of a Danziger
who died in Copenhagen.

Some names >from this period are listed in Samuel Echt's "Die Geschichte der
Juden in Danzig," as I recall, but I do not have a copy at hand to check.
Perhaps, another SIG member does? (Hopefully, we will eventually engage in
research projects concerning works such as this -- details will be posted
when available.)

I also do not know what, if any, passenger manifests survive >from this time,
which might list Hijman's emigration (assuming he left by sea).

Are you aware of any other Jews with such suggestive surnames living in
Amsterdam? Is anyone knowledgeable about the migration of Jews >from Danzig
to Amsterdam or mercantile relations between the two cities?

Best regards,

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Micheline GUTMANN [mailto:m.gutmann@genami.org]
Sent: Sat, February 18, 2006 11:59 AM
To: Danzig SIG
Subject: van DANTZIG

...snip...
Is it possible to find a list of Jewish inhabitants in Dantzig at the
beginning of the 18th century?
...snip


Danzig at the IAJGS conference #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Dear SIG members,

I am trying to arrange two events for us during the IAJGS conference in New
York in August:

1) A Danzig SIG meeting.

2) A special tour of the Danzig objects at The Jewish Museum
<www.thejewishmuseum.org>. These are the objects "sold" by the community to
finance its escape. To quote >from the publisher's description of the book
"Danzig 1939: Treasures of a Destroyed Community," an illustrated catalog of
this collection,

"The community sent its most precious communal property to New York packed
in ten large crates weighing more than two tons. Included are the collection
of the museum of the Great Synagogue of Danzig, objects >from the Jewish
cemetery, and all of the ceremonial objects >from Danzig's synagogues and
private owners. The proceeds >from the sale of these treasures were put into
a special bank account to finance the emigration of members of the Danzig
Jewish community who were still permitted to leave."

Dates and times have not been set for either of these events. I will notify
you here and on our website, as soon as I have more information.

Meanwhile, if you plan to attend the conference, please visit
<http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/signup.php>; and indicate so, as well as
whether you think you would like to attend these two events. Since I
cannot supply dates or times, yet, I do not expect you to know with certainty,
but this will help me to get a rough idea of how many people might attend.

Information you supply via this form, which can also help you find
roommates, will be made public on the website (though your email address
will be partly obscured as a defense against spammers). If you do not wish
your information to appear there, but will be attending, please notify me
privately.

Also, a reminder to please notify the mailing list of talks at the
conference that might be of special interest to SIG members.

Best wishes,

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


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Danzig at the IAJGS conference #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Dear SIG members,

I am trying to arrange two events for us during the IAJGS conference in New
York in August:

1) A Danzig SIG meeting.

2) A special tour of the Danzig objects at The Jewish Museum
<www.thejewishmuseum.org>. These are the objects "sold" by the community to
finance its escape. To quote >from the publisher's description of the book
"Danzig 1939: Treasures of a Destroyed Community," an illustrated catalog of
this collection,

"The community sent its most precious communal property to New York packed
in ten large crates weighing more than two tons. Included are the collection
of the museum of the Great Synagogue of Danzig, objects >from the Jewish
cemetery, and all of the ceremonial objects >from Danzig's synagogues and
private owners. The proceeds >from the sale of these treasures were put into
a special bank account to finance the emigration of members of the Danzig
Jewish community who were still permitted to leave."

Dates and times have not been set for either of these events. I will notify
you here and on our website, as soon as I have more information.

Meanwhile, if you plan to attend the conference, please visit
<http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/signup.php>; and indicate so, as well as
whether you think you would like to attend these two events. Since I
cannot supply dates or times, yet, I do not expect you to know with certainty,
but this will help me to get a rough idea of how many people might attend.

Information you supply via this form, which can also help you find
roommates, will be made public on the website (though your email address
will be partly obscured as a defense against spammers). If you do not wish
your information to appear there, but will be attending, please notify me
privately.

Also, a reminder to please notify the mailing list of talks at the
conference that might be of special interest to SIG members.

Best wishes,

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


Eger Yeshiva #rabbinic

Andres Carciente
 

I would like to know if there is any information about the famous
yeshivah in Eger (Hungary), led by R. Simon SCHREIBER, great-
grandson of the Chatam Sofer. (end of 19th century).

Is there a l;ist of students, photos???

Thanks,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Eger Yeshiva #rabbinic

Andres Carciente
 

I would like to know if there is any information about the famous
yeshivah in Eger (Hungary), led by R. Simon SCHREIBER, great-
grandson of the Chatam Sofer. (end of 19th century).

Is there a l;ist of students, photos???

Thanks,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


Re: Descendants of R' Yitskhok Volozhiner #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

On 2006.02.16, Charles Nydorf <Cnydorf@aol.com> wrote:

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who has information about
[the daughters of Rabbi Itsele Volozhiner (Itzhok)]
I am the g g grandson of Rabbi Itsele Volozhiner. Rabbi Itsele
Volozhiner (Itzhok) was Rabbi Hayim Volozhiner's (Yeshiva Eytz Hayim
Founder) son.

Reb Itsele's children were:

Daughter: Reine Bashe - married Harav Naftali Zvi Berlin Hanaziv

Daughter: Rivka - married Rabbi Eliezer Itzhok Fried

Daughter: Rehl - I have no information about her matrimonial
connections.

Son: Eliyahu Zalman - He called himself and his children by the
surname ITZHAYKIN. His grand daughter, Malka ITSHAYKIN (my father's
mother), inherited the big stone house (Beys Harav) on the south rib
of the Volozhin Marketplace and lived there during the
twenties/thirties of the past century.

Kol Tuv

Moshe Porat
Tel Aviv


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Descendants of R' Yitskhok Volozhiner #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

On 2006.02.16, Charles Nydorf <Cnydorf@aol.com> wrote:

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who has information about
[the daughters of Rabbi Itsele Volozhiner (Itzhok)]
I am the g g grandson of Rabbi Itsele Volozhiner. Rabbi Itsele
Volozhiner (Itzhok) was Rabbi Hayim Volozhiner's (Yeshiva Eytz Hayim
Founder) son.

Reb Itsele's children were:

Daughter: Reine Bashe - married Harav Naftali Zvi Berlin Hanaziv

Daughter: Rivka - married Rabbi Eliezer Itzhok Fried

Daughter: Rehl - I have no information about her matrimonial
connections.

Son: Eliyahu Zalman - He called himself and his children by the
surname ITZHAYKIN. His grand daughter, Malka ITSHAYKIN (my father's
mother), inherited the big stone house (Beys Harav) on the south rib
of the Volozhin Marketplace and lived there during the
twenties/thirties of the past century.

Kol Tuv

Moshe Porat
Tel Aviv


Belarus-associated society plots in NY and family photos #belarus

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
This is just to let you know that I have updated my unique surnames list for
those who are buried in Mogilev-associated society plots in New York. This
list now includes the unique surnames for those interred in three of the
five extant Mogilev burial plots located in New York and New Jersey. You can
access this list by going to my museum's Site Map, scrolling down to
Cemetery Project, clicking on the "Towns for Unique Surname List," and then
the Mogilev link. I have also started a list for the Grodno plots in NY, and
I have listed unique surnames for one of seven plots so far. You can access
this list through the Grodno link. The link to my website is by my signature
below.

Also, in my "Postcards >from Home" exhibition, you can see a number of
pre-war family photographs sent to me by researchers like yourself,
including families >from Grodno, Minsk, Smolyany, Vitebsk and Volkovysk. Your
photos are also welcome, so if you would like them to be displayed in this
ongoing exhibition, please let me know.

Please contact me if you have any questions about any of the above, or about
any other matter relating to my virtual museum of Jewish family history.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Rabbis lomza gubernia 1870-92 #general

Alvin Saile
 

My grandfather was a rabbi either in Nowogrod or kolno during the period
1870-1892. Does anyone know of a listing for Rabbis that can be looked up
on the internet? His name was Wolf Baer ROTHSCHILD. Thank you for your help.
Evelyn Saile
Gaithersburg, Md.

MODERATOR NOTE: You should explore the resources offered by the Rabbini Special
Interest Group (SIG), located at: http://www.jewishgen.org/rabbinic/


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus-associated society plots in NY and family photos #belarus

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
This is just to let you know that I have updated my unique surnames list for
those who are buried in Mogilev-associated society plots in New York. This
list now includes the unique surnames for those interred in three of the
five extant Mogilev burial plots located in New York and New Jersey. You can
access this list by going to my museum's Site Map, scrolling down to
Cemetery Project, clicking on the "Towns for Unique Surname List," and then
the Mogilev link. I have also started a list for the Grodno plots in NY, and
I have listed unique surnames for one of seven plots so far. You can access
this list through the Grodno link. The link to my website is by my signature
below.

Also, in my "Postcards >from Home" exhibition, you can see a number of
pre-war family photographs sent to me by researchers like yourself,
including families >from Grodno, Minsk, Smolyany, Vitebsk and Volkovysk. Your
photos are also welcome, so if you would like them to be displayed in this
ongoing exhibition, please let me know.

Please contact me if you have any questions about any of the above, or about
any other matter relating to my virtual museum of Jewish family history.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbis lomza gubernia 1870-92 #general

Alvin Saile
 

My grandfather was a rabbi either in Nowogrod or kolno during the period
1870-1892. Does anyone know of a listing for Rabbis that can be looked up
on the internet? His name was Wolf Baer ROTHSCHILD. Thank you for your help.
Evelyn Saile
Gaithersburg, Md.

MODERATOR NOTE: You should explore the resources offered by the Rabbini Special
Interest Group (SIG), located at: http://www.jewishgen.org/rabbinic/


Originally Poland - then Germany - a further explanation #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

Firstly let me thank those very kind people who wrote to me and tried to help me
with my query.

Secondly, I don't think I explained the situation as well as I should have have
done. So here goes.

Another very kind lady genner(if I divulge her name everybody will want help >from
her)has been helping me with my ESTRY family as she has access to [name of
commercial company removed by moderator]etc. I already knew that my ESTRY great
grandparents were on the 1881 Manchester (UK) census together with their children
who were all born in Manchester. The 1881 census stated that they were >from
Poland. Their surname was stated as ESTRY.

This kind lady found them on the 1871 Manchester census and again it stated they
were >from Poland. On this census they had one child aged 3 born in Manchester so
of course it would seem they came to Manchester, England sometime prior to this
date. At this stage one imagines their English would not be that good and yet
the enumerator must have written down the word Poland.

However, the 1891 census stated they were born in Germany. And the 1901
Manchester census stated they were >from Russia.

That is why I asked the question how to find a region which was poland in
1871/1881, then Germany in 1891 and Russia in 1901. Can anyone with the
expertise needed make some suggestion with regard to the change of country and
suggest where in Europe they might be >from so that I can endeavour to do further
research.

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester, England

Still researching:-

KAMINSKY (KAMENSHCHIK) >from Yanova (Jonava)and Zeimiai nr Kovno, Lithuania 2)
Norron Eliazar, Harris, Joseph & Sarah DIAMOND >from Kovno Gubernia, Lithuania 3)  
Newman, Emmanuel, Rachel & Esther LEVY and their parents Chana & Yehuda LEWIN
from KROSNIEWICE in Poland  4)  Isaac & Rebecca COHEN  >from Poland 5) Chaim &
Rebecca ESTRY (nee GROSSMAN)  a glazier >from Poland 6)  GOLDBERG (possibly
SCHELSINGER OR SCHELINGER or SCHLUZITEL) >from Vabalninkas, Lithuania 7)  


MODERATOR NOTE: Names list was truncated to fit the allowed 6 lines.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Originally Poland - then Germany - a further explanation #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

Firstly let me thank those very kind people who wrote to me and tried to help me
with my query.

Secondly, I don't think I explained the situation as well as I should have have
done. So here goes.

Another very kind lady genner(if I divulge her name everybody will want help >from
her)has been helping me with my ESTRY family as she has access to [name of
commercial company removed by moderator]etc. I already knew that my ESTRY great
grandparents were on the 1881 Manchester (UK) census together with their children
who were all born in Manchester. The 1881 census stated that they were >from
Poland. Their surname was stated as ESTRY.

This kind lady found them on the 1871 Manchester census and again it stated they
were >from Poland. On this census they had one child aged 3 born in Manchester so
of course it would seem they came to Manchester, England sometime prior to this
date. At this stage one imagines their English would not be that good and yet
the enumerator must have written down the word Poland.

However, the 1891 census stated they were born in Germany. And the 1901
Manchester census stated they were >from Russia.

That is why I asked the question how to find a region which was poland in
1871/1881, then Germany in 1891 and Russia in 1901. Can anyone with the
expertise needed make some suggestion with regard to the change of country and
suggest where in Europe they might be >from so that I can endeavour to do further
research.

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester, England

Still researching:-

KAMINSKY (KAMENSHCHIK) >from Yanova (Jonava)and Zeimiai nr Kovno, Lithuania 2)
Norron Eliazar, Harris, Joseph & Sarah DIAMOND >from Kovno Gubernia, Lithuania 3)  
Newman, Emmanuel, Rachel & Esther LEVY and their parents Chana & Yehuda LEWIN
from KROSNIEWICE in Poland  4)  Isaac & Rebecca COHEN  >from Poland 5) Chaim &
Rebecca ESTRY (nee GROSSMAN)  a glazier >from Poland 6)  GOLDBERG (possibly
SCHELSINGER OR SCHELINGER or SCHLUZITEL) >from Vabalninkas, Lithuania 7)  


MODERATOR NOTE: Names list was truncated to fit the allowed 6 lines.


Slovak Records #hungary

Dolph Klein <kledolph@...>
 

Unless procedures have changed since my last inquiry in 2003, vital records
of events post-1895 are obtained through the auspices of the Slovak Embassy
in Washington. The application has to be mailed to Washington and
accompanied with a bank cashier check or money order for $10.00 (back in
2003) per record. The applicant may receive a typed transcript of the
original document with no guarantee that all of the information had been
faithfully transcribed such as Hebrew names and names of mid-wives,
witnesses, etc.

For records of pre-1895 vintage, applications are mailed directly to the
Interior Ministry in Bratislava. They, in turn, determine which of the
regional archives in Slovakia is appropriate for processing the requests.
No money is sent until the archive notifies the sender of the final
payment. Be advised also that the final cost is determined by the type of
application, individual vs. running account, and by the degree of effort
spent in the research, e.g., regular vs. intensive research. The latter is
determined by the amount of money the applicant is willing to spend. In
days gone by, the application stipulated three levels of research effort
and their administrative costs. The applicant receives a photocopy of the
original document with all the information included.

Having sent several applications to Washington and Bratislava, the turn
around time varied anywhere >from seven months to two years. The wait was
well worth the results. My personal experience while visiting the regional
archive in Bratislava was that the archive was understaffed and overworked.

Another issue is that even when records of the latter half of the 19th
Century are not readily found in the archives, they may be located in
various town halls. Finding such records requires the effort of a paid
professional researcher. Contacting the town hall directly depends on the
willingness of the staff to respond.

Dolph Klein
Chapel Hill, NC


Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovak Records #hungary

Dolph Klein <kledolph@...>
 

Unless procedures have changed since my last inquiry in 2003, vital records
of events post-1895 are obtained through the auspices of the Slovak Embassy
in Washington. The application has to be mailed to Washington and
accompanied with a bank cashier check or money order for $10.00 (back in
2003) per record. The applicant may receive a typed transcript of the
original document with no guarantee that all of the information had been
faithfully transcribed such as Hebrew names and names of mid-wives,
witnesses, etc.

For records of pre-1895 vintage, applications are mailed directly to the
Interior Ministry in Bratislava. They, in turn, determine which of the
regional archives in Slovakia is appropriate for processing the requests.
No money is sent until the archive notifies the sender of the final
payment. Be advised also that the final cost is determined by the type of
application, individual vs. running account, and by the degree of effort
spent in the research, e.g., regular vs. intensive research. The latter is
determined by the amount of money the applicant is willing to spend. In
days gone by, the application stipulated three levels of research effort
and their administrative costs. The applicant receives a photocopy of the
original document with all the information included.

Having sent several applications to Washington and Bratislava, the turn
around time varied anywhere >from seven months to two years. The wait was
well worth the results. My personal experience while visiting the regional
archive in Bratislava was that the archive was understaffed and overworked.

Another issue is that even when records of the latter half of the 19th
Century are not readily found in the archives, they may be located in
various town halls. Finding such records requires the effort of a paid
professional researcher. Contacting the town hall directly depends on the
willingness of the staff to respond.

Dolph Klein
Chapel Hill, NC