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Re: Verifying Polish Army Service #poland

Charles Edelsburg <charles.edelsburg@...>
 

I have a question about my father, who was a Polish citizen born in 1907
or 1910 in Minsk Mazowiecki. Some members of my family think he served
in the Polish Army either before or during (the beginning) of WWII. How
can I go about checking if this is true?

Charles Edelsburg


JRI Poland #Poland RE: Verifying Polish Army Service #poland

Charles Edelsburg <charles.edelsburg@...>
 

I have a question about my father, who was a Polish citizen born in 1907
or 1910 in Minsk Mazowiecki. Some members of my family think he served
in the Polish Army either before or during (the beginning) of WWII. How
can I go about checking if this is true?

Charles Edelsburg


REsearch Bialystok #poland

Doris <doris.franck@...>
 

Good evening

I browsed the website, where there is a lot to read, and am a bit
confused as to how to manage with my research :

I wish to research what became of my family who lived in Bialystok, and
possibly travel to Bialystok to do so.

If I do not travel to Bialystok in the near future, how can I find out
on your website information on a given family name ? (Birth, death,
marriage, children, occupations etc.)

If I travel to Bialystok, is a research in the city Archives feasible ?
Can I contact beforehand a historian or genealogist who would be
prepared to help me ? Do people speak English or French ?

Thanks very much

With best wishes

Doris Franck

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jewish Records Indexing-Poland has indexed birth,
marriage and death records >from Bialystok for much ofthe 19th century.
Go to www.jri-poland.org, click on "Search Database" and enter the
surname you are seeking in the search form.


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland REsearch Bialystok #poland

Doris <doris.franck@...>
 

Good evening

I browsed the website, where there is a lot to read, and am a bit
confused as to how to manage with my research :

I wish to research what became of my family who lived in Bialystok, and
possibly travel to Bialystok to do so.

If I do not travel to Bialystok in the near future, how can I find out
on your website information on a given family name ? (Birth, death,
marriage, children, occupations etc.)

If I travel to Bialystok, is a research in the city Archives feasible ?
Can I contact beforehand a historian or genealogist who would be
prepared to help me ? Do people speak English or French ?

Thanks very much

With best wishes

Doris Franck

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jewish Records Indexing-Poland has indexed birth,
marriage and death records >from Bialystok for much ofthe 19th century.
Go to www.jri-poland.org, click on "Search Database" and enter the
surname you are seeking in the search form.


Grave Photos #lithuania

Maurine Starr <maurine5@...>
 

Dear Siggers:
I have recently located the graves of my paternal grandparents in
HarNebo cemetery in Philadelphia including the exact locations.
Is there anyone who would be willing to photograph these gravemarkers
for me. I am hoping to find some markings that would help to determine
what their original names might have been in Russia. They are known as
"SMITH" and as you can imagine this is not a possible name to research.
Please contact me privately if you can help.

Thank you,
Maurine Starr
Researching: Vilna, Krislava, Indurski, Cohen, Kagan, Smith


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Grave Photos #lithuania

Maurine Starr <maurine5@...>
 

Dear Siggers:
I have recently located the graves of my paternal grandparents in
HarNebo cemetery in Philadelphia including the exact locations.
Is there anyone who would be willing to photograph these gravemarkers
for me. I am hoping to find some markings that would help to determine
what their original names might have been in Russia. They are known as
"SMITH" and as you can imagine this is not a possible name to research.
Please contact me privately if you can help.

Thank you,
Maurine Starr
Researching: Vilna, Krislava, Indurski, Cohen, Kagan, Smith


Re: Beyfus Family #unitedkingdom

miriam shifreen <mirshif@...>
 

There is a story by Simone Beyfus in the latest Jewish Genealogy Downunder ,
the newletter of the Australian Jewish Jenealogy Society of Victoria the her
Beyfus family. You can email the society at
society@...

Miriam Shifreen
mirshif@...
Sydney Australia


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Beyfus Family #unitedkingdom

miriam shifreen <mirshif@...>
 

There is a story by Simone Beyfus in the latest Jewish Genealogy Downunder ,
the newletter of the Australian Jewish Jenealogy Society of Victoria the her
Beyfus family. You can email the society at
society@...

Miriam Shifreen
mirshif@...
Sydney Australia


SITE CITE - The Wiener Library (London) #germany

peter@...
 

The Wiener Library has, of course,
an excellent website in their own name,
which is well worth a visit:

http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/

H.Peter Sinclair London UK peter@...


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - The Wiener Library (London) #germany

peter@...
 

The Wiener Library has, of course,
an excellent website in their own name,
which is well worth a visit:

http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/

H.Peter Sinclair London UK peter@...


Re: Everything is Illuminated #general

Karin Wandrei <kwandrei@...>
 

I also enjoyed this movie but there were a few inaccuracies. For example,
they end up driving in the mountains of Ukraine but Jonathon flies into
Odessa. The only mountains I know of in Ukraine are in the far west, the
Carpathians, where my mother is >from and where I have visited. You would
never fly into Odessa but instead into Lviv or maybe Kiev. The movie was
filmed in the Czech Republic but it sure looked like what Ukraine looked
like to me in 2003 (street scenes, clothes people wear, the poverty, etc).
But it is a hilarious and moving satire on roots journeys - and also a
fantasy since there are too many things that are just too coincidental. I
had read mixed reviews so I was prepared not to like it but I did.

Subject: Everything is Illuminated
From: "Ben Forman" <ben.forman@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 09:12:26 -0000

Hi Guys

If any of you have the opportuity to see the film Everything is
Illuminated over the holiday period (or any other time!!) I can
recommend it very highly. I saw it last night, and thought it was a
brilliant film, I went with my girlfriend and mum and they both thought
it was great, but I have to say I think for genealogists the first half
of the film is hilarious.
The film is about the journey of Jonathan, a young amercian jew - an
obsessive collector of family memorabilia - who travels to the "old
country" to solve the mystery surrounding a photograph of his
grandfather taken before the war. Jonathan's guides on the journey are
Alex,a young Russian with a command of english and understanding of
america that comes >from old books and MTV respectively, Alex's
grandfather and their dog. Together the dysfunctional group travel
around the Odessan countryside looking for Jonathan's ancestoral
Schtetl.
It is funny, and very moving movie, and on both levels, you think how
close any of us or our relatives could be and were to all of the
characters in the movie.

anyway have a good holiday season

Ben Forman
manchester UK >>>


follow up to Blechman and Schiffman family #general

Shelly Crane
 

Hello again, I forgot to mention that the death certificate lists Rachel's
parents' name: Aaron WASSERMAN and Ida COHEN.

Thanks
Shelly Crane


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Everything is Illuminated #general

Karin Wandrei <kwandrei@...>
 

I also enjoyed this movie but there were a few inaccuracies. For example,
they end up driving in the mountains of Ukraine but Jonathon flies into
Odessa. The only mountains I know of in Ukraine are in the far west, the
Carpathians, where my mother is >from and where I have visited. You would
never fly into Odessa but instead into Lviv or maybe Kiev. The movie was
filmed in the Czech Republic but it sure looked like what Ukraine looked
like to me in 2003 (street scenes, clothes people wear, the poverty, etc).
But it is a hilarious and moving satire on roots journeys - and also a
fantasy since there are too many things that are just too coincidental. I
had read mixed reviews so I was prepared not to like it but I did.

Subject: Everything is Illuminated
From: "Ben Forman" <ben.forman@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 09:12:26 -0000

Hi Guys

If any of you have the opportuity to see the film Everything is
Illuminated over the holiday period (or any other time!!) I can
recommend it very highly. I saw it last night, and thought it was a
brilliant film, I went with my girlfriend and mum and they both thought
it was great, but I have to say I think for genealogists the first half
of the film is hilarious.
The film is about the journey of Jonathan, a young amercian jew - an
obsessive collector of family memorabilia - who travels to the "old
country" to solve the mystery surrounding a photograph of his
grandfather taken before the war. Jonathan's guides on the journey are
Alex,a young Russian with a command of english and understanding of
america that comes >from old books and MTV respectively, Alex's
grandfather and their dog. Together the dysfunctional group travel
around the Odessan countryside looking for Jonathan's ancestoral
Schtetl.
It is funny, and very moving movie, and on both levels, you think how
close any of us or our relatives could be and were to all of the
characters in the movie.

anyway have a good holiday season

Ben Forman
manchester UK >>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen follow up to Blechman and Schiffman family #general

Shelly Crane
 

Hello again, I forgot to mention that the death certificate lists Rachel's
parents' name: Aaron WASSERMAN and Ida COHEN.

Thanks
Shelly Crane


Re: Voinoloff Kauche,Zurawno, and Rosulno #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"marlene finkelstein" wrote
Dear Genners,

I am trying to connect the dots between these three towns & have been
unsuccessful in determining where Voinoloff Kauche is located.

Three SCHINDLER siblings arrived in NY at various times and listed their
place of birth on the EI ship manifests as follows:

1. 1908 arrival with birthplace Zurawno, Austria. This I have determined
to be at coordinates 49 15, 24 17
2. 1909 arrival with birthplace Rosulna, Galicia. Coordinates 48 46, 24 23
( which is 33.1 miles south of Zurawno)
3. 1920 arrival with birthplace Voinoloff Kaouche,Poland (clearly typed on
the manifest).

I cannot figure out where Voinoloff Kauche is and would appreciate any
guidance in solving this mystery.

Happy Chanukah to all.

Marlene Finkelstein
New Jersey

Town Wojnilow was (probably still is) located in the Kalusz district.
Ellis Island manifest used corrupted French (?) pronunciation of town
Kalusz.

Wojnilow (Voynilov) at 4908 2430 is located 10 miles SW >from Kalusz
(Kalush), 25 miles NNE >from Rosulna 13 miles SE >from Zurawno (Zhuravno).

Hope this will be sufficient to connect all the dots.

Chanukah Sameach

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Voinoloff Kauche,Zurawno, and Rosulno #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"marlene finkelstein" wrote
Dear Genners,

I am trying to connect the dots between these three towns & have been
unsuccessful in determining where Voinoloff Kauche is located.

Three SCHINDLER siblings arrived in NY at various times and listed their
place of birth on the EI ship manifests as follows:

1. 1908 arrival with birthplace Zurawno, Austria. This I have determined
to be at coordinates 49 15, 24 17
2. 1909 arrival with birthplace Rosulna, Galicia. Coordinates 48 46, 24 23
( which is 33.1 miles south of Zurawno)
3. 1920 arrival with birthplace Voinoloff Kaouche,Poland (clearly typed on
the manifest).

I cannot figure out where Voinoloff Kauche is and would appreciate any
guidance in solving this mystery.

Happy Chanukah to all.

Marlene Finkelstein
New Jersey

Town Wojnilow was (probably still is) located in the Kalusz district.
Ellis Island manifest used corrupted French (?) pronunciation of town
Kalusz.

Wojnilow (Voynilov) at 4908 2430 is located 10 miles SW >from Kalusz
(Kalush), 25 miles NNE >from Rosulna 13 miles SE >from Zurawno (Zhuravno).

Hope this will be sufficient to connect all the dots.

Chanukah Sameach

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab.


Blechman and Schiffman family #general

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,

I ordered a death certificate on Rachel SCHIFFMAN, who died in New York on
April 24, 1928 at the age of 65. I have reason to believe the age is
incorrect and she was older.

Rachel lived with her daughter, Fanny and son-in-law Solomon BLECHMAN.
The name of the children are a bit difficult to decipher, but appear to be:
Emanuel, Paul, Isaac, Samuel and Barry. They lived on Bedford Street in
Brooklyn Assembly District 14, Kings, New York as noted on the 1920 census.

I'm not certain if this Rachel is related to my SCHIFFMAN family >from
Belilovka, 84 miles SW of Kiev and Skvira, 61 miles SW of Kiev, Ukraine. The
reasons are too long to explain on this email, but I'm not sure if she is part
of my family.

I was hoping to read the port of entry manifest >from Solomon and Fanny
Blechmen (arrived in NY on The Patricia out of Glasgow on March 29, 1909), to
help figure out if she is related. Unfortunately, the manifest that pop up
appears to be the wrong one. I am unable to locate the correct manifest.

In the meantime, I think the BLECKMAN family lived in Noveselitsa, which is
54 miles SW of Kiev. If you are familiar with these names, please contact me
privately.

Other names that might be connected with this family include: BLAS/GLASS and
SHAPIRA.

Thank you,
Shelly Crane
crzprncess@...
USA
names I am researching:
-Anywhere in Lomza-Suwalki, Poland: DANOWSKI , FAJNTUCH, FRAJND, FROMSEN,
GABELMAN, LANGUS, KALIFOWICZ, LIPOWICZ, LIPSZYC, MILEWICZ, PRESSMAN,
SOKOLOWICZ; -Gabin, Poland: BOL; -Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland:
FLASZTERSZTEIN. -Parichi, Belarus, GORELIK; -Ukraine: CHOLODENKO, DICKTER,
FELDMAN, FISCHER, GITERMAN, KVACHINSKIJ, KWAIT, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY,
MEZHERITZKY, PETROVSKI, SHIFFMAN; -Vilnius, Lithuania, FELMAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Blechman and Schiffman family #general

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,

I ordered a death certificate on Rachel SCHIFFMAN, who died in New York on
April 24, 1928 at the age of 65. I have reason to believe the age is
incorrect and she was older.

Rachel lived with her daughter, Fanny and son-in-law Solomon BLECHMAN.
The name of the children are a bit difficult to decipher, but appear to be:
Emanuel, Paul, Isaac, Samuel and Barry. They lived on Bedford Street in
Brooklyn Assembly District 14, Kings, New York as noted on the 1920 census.

I'm not certain if this Rachel is related to my SCHIFFMAN family >from
Belilovka, 84 miles SW of Kiev and Skvira, 61 miles SW of Kiev, Ukraine. The
reasons are too long to explain on this email, but I'm not sure if she is part
of my family.

I was hoping to read the port of entry manifest >from Solomon and Fanny
Blechmen (arrived in NY on The Patricia out of Glasgow on March 29, 1909), to
help figure out if she is related. Unfortunately, the manifest that pop up
appears to be the wrong one. I am unable to locate the correct manifest.

In the meantime, I think the BLECKMAN family lived in Noveselitsa, which is
54 miles SW of Kiev. If you are familiar with these names, please contact me
privately.

Other names that might be connected with this family include: BLAS/GLASS and
SHAPIRA.

Thank you,
Shelly Crane
crzprncess@...
USA
names I am researching:
-Anywhere in Lomza-Suwalki, Poland: DANOWSKI , FAJNTUCH, FRAJND, FROMSEN,
GABELMAN, LANGUS, KALIFOWICZ, LIPOWICZ, LIPSZYC, MILEWICZ, PRESSMAN,
SOKOLOWICZ; -Gabin, Poland: BOL; -Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland:
FLASZTERSZTEIN. -Parichi, Belarus, GORELIK; -Ukraine: CHOLODENKO, DICKTER,
FELDMAN, FISCHER, GITERMAN, KVACHINSKIJ, KWAIT, LEFELMAN, LIPOVETSKY,
MEZHERITZKY, PETROVSKI, SHIFFMAN; -Vilnius, Lithuania, FELMAN


BRODSKY of Kiev #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Dear all.

In a letter of testimony, a late cousin of my father wrote, that his great
aunt, Sara CHAIKIN (born about 1862), married a nephew of Lazer BRODSKY of
Kiev (The sugar king).
In a letter written by my ancestor Rabbi Zvi Hirsch CHAIKIN (1784 – 1883) to
the Admo"r of Hab"ad in 1877, he wrote about the "tnaim" (pre marriage
terms) which were written in Kiev, between his two grandchildren, the son of
his daughter >from Chernigov and the daughter of his son, Rabbi Joel Meir
CHAIKIN.
It is possible that the two testimonies deal about the same characters…
I am trying to find a BRODSKY who was born around 1862, that his mother was
daughter of Zvi Hirsch CHAIKIN. Who got married to a Sara, who may have
died short time after the wedding, since there are no traces of her.
Any help will be much appreciated.

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BRODSKY of Kiev #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Dear all.

In a letter of testimony, a late cousin of my father wrote, that his great
aunt, Sara CHAIKIN (born about 1862), married a nephew of Lazer BRODSKY of
Kiev (The sugar king).
In a letter written by my ancestor Rabbi Zvi Hirsch CHAIKIN (1784 – 1883) to
the Admo"r of Hab"ad in 1877, he wrote about the "tnaim" (pre marriage
terms) which were written in Kiev, between his two grandchildren, the son of
his daughter >from Chernigov and the daughter of his son, Rabbi Joel Meir
CHAIKIN.
It is possible that the two testimonies deal about the same characters…
I am trying to find a BRODSKY who was born around 1862, that his mother was
daughter of Zvi Hirsch CHAIKIN. Who got married to a Sara, who may have
died short time after the wedding, since there are no traces of her.
Any help will be much appreciated.

Best regards, Udi Cain, Israel.