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LEVIN/LEVITRA #belarus

Isabel Danforth <danforth@...>
 

I have been searching for information about my grandfather Isaac LEVIN who
came to the US with his father and family >from Minsk just before 1900.

A cousin of mine, newly discovered, has told me that his family oral
history is that the family name was LEVITRA before they came to the us and
that they changed it to LEVIN when they reached the US. Does that seem to
be reasonable? Naturalization paper work is in the name of LEVIN.

I would appreciate any comments.

Isabel Levin Danforth
Wethersfield, CT USA
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please. Remember to capitalize all surnames.


Belarus SIG #Belarus LEVIN/LEVITRA #belarus

Isabel Danforth <danforth@...>
 

I have been searching for information about my grandfather Isaac LEVIN who
came to the US with his father and family >from Minsk just before 1900.

A cousin of mine, newly discovered, has told me that his family oral
history is that the family name was LEVITRA before they came to the us and
that they changed it to LEVIN when they reached the US. Does that seem to
be reasonable? Naturalization paper work is in the name of LEVIN.

I would appreciate any comments.

Isabel Levin Danforth
Wethersfield, CT USA
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please. Remember to capitalize all surnames.


Vilnius Yeshivat Ram Ma'ailos #rabbinic

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

I just discovered that my grandfather A"H studied at Yeshivat Ram
Ma'ailos in Vilnius around 1906, with Rabbi Eliezer Silver (the Rosh
Yeshiva was Rav Chaim Ozer Grozinsky).

Is there anyplace I could read information about this Yeshiva? Any
pictures, descriptions etc.?

Thank you,

Shoshana L. Boublil

Researching: KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN; SHERESHEVSKY;
OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Vilnius Yeshivat Ram Ma'ailos #rabbinic

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

I just discovered that my grandfather A"H studied at Yeshivat Ram
Ma'ailos in Vilnius around 1906, with Rabbi Eliezer Silver (the Rosh
Yeshiva was Rav Chaim Ozer Grozinsky).

Is there anyplace I could read information about this Yeshiva? Any
pictures, descriptions etc.?

Thank you,

Shoshana L. Boublil

Researching: KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN; SHERESHEVSKY;
OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH.


Re: The name ROSE #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear All,

I have a direct ancestral family who were known in England as ROSE. However,
they only came by this surname when the patriarch of the family registered
the birth of his first child in 1872. His original surname was Brzezinski,
but the registrar couldn't pronounce it or spell it, so he gave the man the
surname ROSE, based on his rosy cheeks! The child being registered turned
out to be the first of 12, & the ROSE family of Leeds became an enormous
clan. You can read the full history of the family on my website at
http://www.shmuelbennachum.com/dobrzynskihist.htm .

Regards,

Saul Marks
Liverpool, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: The name ROSE #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear All,

I have a direct ancestral family who were known in England as ROSE. However,
they only came by this surname when the patriarch of the family registered
the birth of his first child in 1872. His original surname was Brzezinski,
but the registrar couldn't pronounce it or spell it, so he gave the man the
surname ROSE, based on his rosy cheeks! The child being registered turned
out to be the first of 12, & the ROSE family of Leeds became an enormous
clan. You can read the full history of the family on my website at
http://www.shmuelbennachum.com/dobrzynskihist.htm .

Regards,

Saul Marks
Liverpool, England


Re: Looking for Sonia Kovitz or other e-mail addresses #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

A simple method of looking for someone's e-mail address that you have either
lost, don't know or which is bouncing is to try looking first in the
JewishGen Digest Archives:

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop

You are sure to find the address there. If not, then try posting.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Looking for Sonia Kovitz or other e-mail addresses #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

A simple method of looking for someone's e-mail address that you have either
lost, don't know or which is bouncing is to try looking first in the
JewishGen Digest Archives:

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop

You are sure to find the address there. If not, then try posting.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Descendants of R' Chaim VOLOZHINER via Shmuel LANDAU #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Does anyone have details of the descendants of the daughter (don't
have her name offhand) of Reb. Itzaleh, son of Reb. Chaim of
Voloshin, and her husband Rav Shmuel LANDAU?

The most I know is that they both died relatively young and had at
least one daughter.

Shavua tov and Happy Passover,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Descendants of R' Chaim VOLOZHINER via Shmuel LANDAU #rabbinic

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Does anyone have details of the descendants of the daughter (don't
have her name offhand) of Reb. Itzaleh, son of Reb. Chaim of
Voloshin, and her husband Rav Shmuel LANDAU?

The most I know is that they both died relatively young and had at
least one daughter.

Shavua tov and Happy Passover,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Re: Friedman in Szalaszend, Hungary #general

Sandor Bacskai <bacskaisanyi@...>
 

Dear Pat and Vivian,

Szalaszend is very close to town Encs, abt. middle of Miskolc and
Kassa/Kosice. So Pat's great-grandfather came absolutely >from Hungary.
Szalaszend is located in formerly Abauj County, so sure can help the
1848 Jewish census and the 1857 census of Abauj.
As my database, there was born a Jozsef Friedman in 1914 in
Szalaszend, his mother named Szerena Schwartz. It seems, a branch of
family stayed there.

Sincerely,

Sandor Bacskai
Budapest, Hungary

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Subject: FRIEDMAN fm Szalo Szend
From: Vivian Kahn <vkahn@kmort.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 00:36:48 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

You are probably looking for Szalonna, which is in northeastern
Hungary in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen county.

Vivian Kahn, Hungarian SIG Coordinator

Subject: Great-Grandfather FRIEDMAN
From: Pat Shaw <pat@vsisp.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 07:41:28 -0700
X-Message-Number: 11

Hello,
My great-grandfather William FRIEDMAN was born in Szalo Szend,
Hungary, in 1858. Was this part of Hungary in 1858? Also, are there
any census records available yet for this area?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Friedman in Szalaszend, Hungary #general

Sandor Bacskai <bacskaisanyi@...>
 

Dear Pat and Vivian,

Szalaszend is very close to town Encs, abt. middle of Miskolc and
Kassa/Kosice. So Pat's great-grandfather came absolutely >from Hungary.
Szalaszend is located in formerly Abauj County, so sure can help the
1848 Jewish census and the 1857 census of Abauj.
As my database, there was born a Jozsef Friedman in 1914 in
Szalaszend, his mother named Szerena Schwartz. It seems, a branch of
family stayed there.

Sincerely,

Sandor Bacskai
Budapest, Hungary

------

Subject: FRIEDMAN fm Szalo Szend
From: Vivian Kahn <vkahn@kmort.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 00:36:48 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

You are probably looking for Szalonna, which is in northeastern
Hungary in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen county.

Vivian Kahn, Hungarian SIG Coordinator

Subject: Great-Grandfather FRIEDMAN
From: Pat Shaw <pat@vsisp.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 07:41:28 -0700
X-Message-Number: 11

Hello,
My great-grandfather William FRIEDMAN was born in Szalo Szend,
Hungary, in 1858. Was this part of Hungary in 1858? Also, are there
any census records available yet for this area?


Exceptionnal free access to GenAmi number 35 in colours #general

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

At the occasion of its first issue in colours, contrary to the general
practice, GenAmi invites you to come and read the beautiful GenAmi number 35.
The following issues will be reserved to members.
Forwarding is not authorized but a link can be done.

Some articles:
A fascinating research in London
Genetics and Genealogy
The cemetery of Trimbach, Alsace
Loeb Wolfowitch SANDALOWSKI, minister in Lorraine
The chief Rabbi of France, Jacob KAPLAN

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France
e-mail: m.gutmann@genami.org
web site GenAmi: www.genami.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Exceptionnal free access to GenAmi number 35 in colours #general

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

At the occasion of its first issue in colours, contrary to the general
practice, GenAmi invites you to come and read the beautiful GenAmi number 35.
The following issues will be reserved to members.
Forwarding is not authorized but a link can be done.

Some articles:
A fascinating research in London
Genetics and Genealogy
The cemetery of Trimbach, Alsace
Loeb Wolfowitch SANDALOWSKI, minister in Lorraine
The chief Rabbi of France, Jacob KAPLAN

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France
e-mail: m.gutmann@genami.org
web site GenAmi: www.genami.org


Jewish criminals at Temple Emanu-El? Well, sort of. #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Bay Area resident and genealogy speaker/writer Ron Arons will give a
presentation about Jewish criminals at Sing-Sing prison. The lecture will
take place at Temple Emanu-El Community House 1 East 65th Street,
(between 5th and Madison Avenues) New York City on
Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 P.M. RSVP to 212-744-1400 ext 362.
The event is free and open to the public.
For information on the lecture please call the Temple at (212) 744-1400.

Ron's interest in Jewish inmates incarcerated at the infamous prison in
Ossining, New York started after discovering, in the 1900 U.S. Federal
Census, that his great-grandfather Isaac served four years at Sing Sing.
With subsequent research Ron discovered that there were not just scores or
even hundreds of Jewish inmates "up the river," but many, many thousands.
Big names and small-timers, alike.

A member of the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Conejo Valley and Ventura
County JGSs, Ron has given talks at four of the last five IAJGS conferences.
Last year, Ron was awarded a Hackman Research Residency Grant >from the New
York State Archives to continue his research in this field.

Ron hopes to see you there.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish criminals at Temple Emanu-El? Well, sort of. #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Bay Area resident and genealogy speaker/writer Ron Arons will give a
presentation about Jewish criminals at Sing-Sing prison. The lecture will
take place at Temple Emanu-El Community House 1 East 65th Street,
(between 5th and Madison Avenues) New York City on
Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 P.M. RSVP to 212-744-1400 ext 362.
The event is free and open to the public.
For information on the lecture please call the Temple at (212) 744-1400.

Ron's interest in Jewish inmates incarcerated at the infamous prison in
Ossining, New York started after discovering, in the 1900 U.S. Federal
Census, that his great-grandfather Isaac served four years at Sing Sing.
With subsequent research Ron discovered that there were not just scores or
even hundreds of Jewish inmates "up the river," but many, many thousands.
Big names and small-timers, alike.

A member of the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Conejo Valley and Ventura
County JGSs, Ron has given talks at four of the last five IAJGS conferences.
Last year, Ron was awarded a Hackman Research Residency Grant >from the New
York State Archives to continue his research in this field.

Ron hopes to see you there.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA


Guide/driver/information Warsaw-Krakow-Lviv in September #general

roe kard
 

A few questions:
(1) Alex Dunai's E-Mail Address: Am away >from home and do not have Alex Dunai's
e-mail. Can someone forward it to me?

(2) Warsaw To Krakow: I will be attending the Vilnius Yiddish Institute with at
least one friend. At the end of the program, on 8/27 we will be going to Warsaw
and on 8/30 to Krakow. We are interested in communicating with anyone re
possibilities other than the train to get to Krakow *and* in talking to anyone
who has made that train trip, recently, with serious luggage. Does anyone know
a trustworthy driver who could drive us? what should it cost? if you took the
train - what was that experience like? suggestions? limitations?

(3) Krakow: Does anyone know a good guide/driver for Krakow area?

(4) Krakow-Lviv 9/4: Assuming Alex Dunai will not be available, does anyone know
anyone else that we can contact to be our guide/driver? any possibilities for
driver who could take us >from Krakow to Lviv via Stubnika? What should this
cost? Guide in Lviv and environs?

(5) Lviv-Krakow 9/7: My friend needs to leave before I do and has to get from
Lviv back to Krakow. Suggestions for driver? cost? How long would it take
without stops? Assume the train on her own would not be a good idea? Thoughts?

Thank you so much.
B'shalom,
Karen Roekard
Berkeley, Ca.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send recommendations for guides and drivers privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Guide/driver/information Warsaw-Krakow-Lviv in September #general

roe kard
 

A few questions:
(1) Alex Dunai's E-Mail Address: Am away >from home and do not have Alex Dunai's
e-mail. Can someone forward it to me?

(2) Warsaw To Krakow: I will be attending the Vilnius Yiddish Institute with at
least one friend. At the end of the program, on 8/27 we will be going to Warsaw
and on 8/30 to Krakow. We are interested in communicating with anyone re
possibilities other than the train to get to Krakow *and* in talking to anyone
who has made that train trip, recently, with serious luggage. Does anyone know
a trustworthy driver who could drive us? what should it cost? if you took the
train - what was that experience like? suggestions? limitations?

(3) Krakow: Does anyone know a good guide/driver for Krakow area?

(4) Krakow-Lviv 9/4: Assuming Alex Dunai will not be available, does anyone know
anyone else that we can contact to be our guide/driver? any possibilities for
driver who could take us >from Krakow to Lviv via Stubnika? What should this
cost? Guide in Lviv and environs?

(5) Lviv-Krakow 9/7: My friend needs to leave before I do and has to get from
Lviv back to Krakow. Suggestions for driver? cost? How long would it take
without stops? Assume the train on her own would not be a good idea? Thoughts?

Thank you so much.
B'shalom,
Karen Roekard
Berkeley, Ca.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send recommendations for guides and drivers privately.


April Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society Of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) - Monday, April 17, 2006 at 7:00 PM at CRJ #general

Doris Frank <dofrank@...>
 

Getting The Most >from Free Genealogical Websites

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome
Betty Jo Stockton to their next meeting on Monday, April 17th, 2006, 7:00PM
in The Mini-Sanctuary of The Congregation of Reform Judaism (CRJ), 928
Malone Drive, Orlando, FL.

Stockton will present "Getting the Most >from Free Genealogical Web Sites"-
Family Search, Rootsweb, US Gen Web, Cyndi's List and, through your local
library, Ancestry/Heritage Quest . Her topic will detail what on- line
genealogical records are available to help you identify your overseas
ancestors, their birth, immigration, naturalization, life and death cycles
and their living and deceased relatives. Some examples will illustrate how
to find vital records on elusive and perhaps unknown ancestors.
Betty Jo is a native of Orlando, has been a genealogist for 40+ years and
began her research in Washington at the National Archives, DAR library and
the Library of Congress. Her DAR patriot ancestor was Judah Levi, who was
transported >from London in 1761 for "stealing a handkerchief"--sent to
Virginia where he fought with the Colonial Line, was injured, captured &
imprisoned. Upon his release, he re enlisted and was with Cornwallis in 0ct,
1871 when the British surrendered.

The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome. For additional
information, phone Doris Frank at 407-323-9728 or email privately at
dofrank@cfl.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen April Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society Of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) - Monday, April 17, 2006 at 7:00 PM at CRJ #general

Doris Frank <dofrank@...>
 

Getting The Most >from Free Genealogical Websites

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is pleased to welcome
Betty Jo Stockton to their next meeting on Monday, April 17th, 2006, 7:00PM
in The Mini-Sanctuary of The Congregation of Reform Judaism (CRJ), 928
Malone Drive, Orlando, FL.

Stockton will present "Getting the Most >from Free Genealogical Web Sites"-
Family Search, Rootsweb, US Gen Web, Cyndi's List and, through your local
library, Ancestry/Heritage Quest . Her topic will detail what on- line
genealogical records are available to help you identify your overseas
ancestors, their birth, immigration, naturalization, life and death cycles
and their living and deceased relatives. Some examples will illustrate how
to find vital records on elusive and perhaps unknown ancestors.
Betty Jo is a native of Orlando, has been a genealogist for 40+ years and
began her research in Washington at the National Archives, DAR library and
the Library of Congress. Her DAR patriot ancestor was Judah Levi, who was
transported >from London in 1761 for "stealing a handkerchief"--sent to
Virginia where he fought with the Colonial Line, was injured, captured &
imprisoned. Upon his release, he re enlisted and was with Cornwallis in 0ct,
1871 when the British surrendered.

The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome. For additional
information, phone Doris Frank at 407-323-9728 or email privately at
dofrank@cfl.rr.com