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WALDMAN in Poland database #general

Marilyn McKay <oceanjade@...>
 

I am looking for Yitzhak or Izrael (same person) born 1902 or 1903 in Lodz
or Warsaw, Poland. I found what I believe to be his parents Nycha Zysla
SENDYK and Mosek WALDMAN's record of marriage in 1901 in the Province of
Lodz. Piotrkow, Gubernia.....but I can't find their son.

I would appreciate any help...

Marilyn McKay
Searching: WALDMAN, SENDYK, KARMELEK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WALDMAN in Poland database #general

Marilyn McKay <oceanjade@...>
 

I am looking for Yitzhak or Izrael (same person) born 1902 or 1903 in Lodz
or Warsaw, Poland. I found what I believe to be his parents Nycha Zysla
SENDYK and Mosek WALDMAN's record of marriage in 1901 in the Province of
Lodz. Piotrkow, Gubernia.....but I can't find their son.

I would appreciate any help...

Marilyn McKay
Searching: WALDMAN, SENDYK, KARMELEK


Re: new article in Belarus SIG newsletter--Emma Tait #belarus

ROBERT WEISS
 

Dear Emma,

I was very interested to read about your trip to Volkovysk. I too had
ancestors who lived there.

I would like to make some comments about the last sentence in your
account, in which you write "However, I did learn >from my interpreter
that my great grandfather's name of SHIF was more likely to have been
SHIFRON; and my great grandmother's would have been LEVEN rather than
LEV."

My comments are based on my work in translating the list of residents
of Volkovysk found in the "Wolkowysker Yizkor-Buch" edited by Dr. Moses
Einhorn, 1949 in New York.

I do not know the basis of your translator's comment that SHIF was more
likely to have been SHIFRON. There were about an equal number of persons
of each name listed in the book. Both seem to have been legitimate
family names and there would be no reason to believe that SHIFRON was
the more likely name for a SHIF.
SHIF: Berel & Family (827); Chana (827) and (873); Meir
(531--Auschwitz).
SHIFRON: Moshele (856), Noske (857), Shaya (857); Yosef Nachman
(853).

Likewise, there were 19 citations for LEW/LEV/LEFF families and only 9
LEWINs. So in my mind, and statistically speaking, it is more likely
that they were LEVs.

If you have your great-grandparents' first names I can look up their
citations.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA
rweissjgs@aol.com

researching SMASANOWITZ >from Wolkowysk.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: new article in Belarus SIG newsletter--Emma Tait #belarus

ROBERT WEISS
 

Dear Emma,

I was very interested to read about your trip to Volkovysk. I too had
ancestors who lived there.

I would like to make some comments about the last sentence in your
account, in which you write "However, I did learn >from my interpreter
that my great grandfather's name of SHIF was more likely to have been
SHIFRON; and my great grandmother's would have been LEVEN rather than
LEV."

My comments are based on my work in translating the list of residents
of Volkovysk found in the "Wolkowysker Yizkor-Buch" edited by Dr. Moses
Einhorn, 1949 in New York.

I do not know the basis of your translator's comment that SHIF was more
likely to have been SHIFRON. There were about an equal number of persons
of each name listed in the book. Both seem to have been legitimate
family names and there would be no reason to believe that SHIFRON was
the more likely name for a SHIF.
SHIF: Berel & Family (827); Chana (827) and (873); Meir
(531--Auschwitz).
SHIFRON: Moshele (856), Noske (857), Shaya (857); Yosef Nachman
(853).

Likewise, there were 19 citations for LEW/LEV/LEFF families and only 9
LEWINs. So in my mind, and statistically speaking, it is more likely
that they were LEVs.

If you have your great-grandparents' first names I can look up their
citations.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA
rweissjgs@aol.com

researching SMASANOWITZ >from Wolkowysk.


JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, Feb 15th Meeting #warsaw #poland

Ina Levitt-Yanover <inaly@...>
 

Hassidic Rabbinic Dynasties
Offered by
Jewish Genealogical Society- Hamilton & Area
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Louis Greenspan who will speak about
Hassidic
Rabbinic Dynasties. The Hassidic movement was originated in Eastern
Europe
by Rabbi Israel ben Eleizer (1700-1760), also known as the Ba'al Shem
Tov.
It eventually became the way of life of the majority of Jews in Ukraine,
Galicia, and central Poland; the movement also had sizable groups of
followers in Belarus-Lithuania and Hungary. In a few generations it had
developed into a network of dynasties each centred around a particular
Tzaddik or Rebbe, each of them vying for supremacy. Dr. Greenspan will
show
us how these various dynastic battles related to family life at a time
when
the Jewish world was in continuous upheaval.

This promises to be a fascinating presentation..

The Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area (JGS - H&A) is a
non-profit organization that is run by members for members. Membership
in
JGS - H&A is open to all regardless of religious affiliation or level of
experience. We have members who are just beginning their journeys as
well as
some who are published genealogists. Admission for non - members is $5
which
will be applied when joining in the same membership year.

Ina Levitt-Yanover
Hamilton, ON, Canada
newsletterjgsh@cogeco.ca
www.jgsh.org newsletter@jgsh.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, Feb 15th Meeting #warsaw #poland

Ina Levitt-Yanover <inaly@...>
 

Hassidic Rabbinic Dynasties
Offered by
Jewish Genealogical Society- Hamilton & Area
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton, ON

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Louis Greenspan who will speak about
Hassidic
Rabbinic Dynasties. The Hassidic movement was originated in Eastern
Europe
by Rabbi Israel ben Eleizer (1700-1760), also known as the Ba'al Shem
Tov.
It eventually became the way of life of the majority of Jews in Ukraine,
Galicia, and central Poland; the movement also had sizable groups of
followers in Belarus-Lithuania and Hungary. In a few generations it had
developed into a network of dynasties each centred around a particular
Tzaddik or Rebbe, each of them vying for supremacy. Dr. Greenspan will
show
us how these various dynastic battles related to family life at a time
when
the Jewish world was in continuous upheaval.

This promises to be a fascinating presentation..

The Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area (JGS - H&A) is a
non-profit organization that is run by members for members. Membership
in
JGS - H&A is open to all regardless of religious affiliation or level of
experience. We have members who are just beginning their journeys as
well as
some who are published genealogists. Admission for non - members is $5
which
will be applied when joining in the same membership year.

Ina Levitt-Yanover
Hamilton, ON, Canada
newsletterjgsh@cogeco.ca
www.jgsh.org newsletter@jgsh.org


Re: Academic Institute for Studying Jewish Genealogy #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Alexander Sharon" < a.sharon@shaw.ca > wrote :

I read this article in Haaretz and I do not agree with last two sentences
of the following statement issued by Josef Lamdan, the director of International
Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG)

"We decided to set up the institute in Jerusalem anyway because some
of the important data banks are here and because our approach is global.
In the United States, for example, they deal almost exclusively with
research into the history of local Jews."
I cannot comment generally but last year I purhased a great file of
information >from Leo Baeck Institute in New York which might have contained
information concerning my family in Bavaria.

As I live in London, I didn't know until I received the file how much
relevant information it would contain so clearly it would have been more
useful if the information had been in London. But given that these are paper
records it didn't actually make any difference whether they were in
Jerusalem or New York.

Of course, if as much information was digitised and available on the
Internet that would be the most useful situation, but clearly this is not
practical for documents and/or files which are of interest to a small number
of people.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Academic Institute for Studying Jewish Genealogy #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Alexander Sharon" < a.sharon@shaw.ca > wrote :

I read this article in Haaretz and I do not agree with last two sentences
of the following statement issued by Josef Lamdan, the director of International
Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG)

"We decided to set up the institute in Jerusalem anyway because some
of the important data banks are here and because our approach is global.
In the United States, for example, they deal almost exclusively with
research into the history of local Jews."
I cannot comment generally but last year I purhased a great file of
information >from Leo Baeck Institute in New York which might have contained
information concerning my family in Bavaria.

As I live in London, I didn't know until I received the file how much
relevant information it would contain so clearly it would have been more
useful if the information had been in London. But given that these are paper
records it didn't actually make any difference whether they were in
Jerusalem or New York.

Of course, if as much information was digitised and available on the
Internet that would be the most useful situation, but clearly this is not
practical for documents and/or files which are of interest to a small number
of people.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Wlodawa 1901-1904 Indexes to help Leukemia Victim #general

RobinnM@...
 

Many of you are following the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project to
reconstruct the family tree of a 12 year old boy suffering >from Leukemia with
roots in the City of Lublin and Wlodawa.

The JRI-Poland team in Warsaw has just received the long awaited index pages
for Wlodawa for the years 1901-1904 and are transcribing them now >from the
Russian Cyrillic text.

If you are interested in further details of this project or have
corresponded with me in the past regarding Wlodawa, please contact me privately
for details. I most likely do not have your email address now that they are not
listed publicly on the Family Finder.

Thanks for your interest in towns in the Lublin area and for assistance
recreating the SZACKI, SZACKIER and ARBESS family tree.

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wlodawa 1901-1904 Indexes to help Leukemia Victim #general

RobinnM@...
 

Many of you are following the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project to
reconstruct the family tree of a 12 year old boy suffering >from Leukemia with
roots in the City of Lublin and Wlodawa.

The JRI-Poland team in Warsaw has just received the long awaited index pages
for Wlodawa for the years 1901-1904 and are transcribing them now >from the
Russian Cyrillic text.

If you are interested in further details of this project or have
corresponded with me in the past regarding Wlodawa, please contact me privately
for details. I most likely do not have your email address now that they are not
listed publicly on the Family Finder.

Thanks for your interest in towns in the Lublin area and for assistance
recreating the SZACKI, SZACKIER and ARBESS family tree.

Best wishes,

Robinn Magid
Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

RobinnM@aol.com


LEVINE/JOSMAN/LONSTEIN - Dvinsk to Ellenville, NY #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I believe that the mother of my great-grandfather, Sam LONSTEIN (born Dvinsk
1877, died Ellenville, NY 1964), had the family name LEVINE. Substantiating
this is a recent conversation with a member of my family who remembers that
my LONSTEIN family in Ellenville was related to a LEVINE family also in
Ellenville, although he can't remember any of the details. Does anyone know
any LEVINEs originating >from Dvinsk, Latvia in the area around Ellenville NY
(the "Catskills"), >from around 1900-1930?

The only other info I have on this family is that one of the LEVINE sisters,
Kayla, married a Beryl/Ben JOSMAN in Dvinsk and that their descendant now
live in South Africa and NYC. Unfortunately, the JOSMANs I been in contact
with haven't been able to help me with any more of this LEVINE family.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEVINE/JOSMAN/LONSTEIN - Dvinsk to Ellenville, NY #general

Joseph Lonstein
 

Hi,

I believe that the mother of my great-grandfather, Sam LONSTEIN (born Dvinsk
1877, died Ellenville, NY 1964), had the family name LEVINE. Substantiating
this is a recent conversation with a member of my family who remembers that
my LONSTEIN family in Ellenville was related to a LEVINE family also in
Ellenville, although he can't remember any of the details. Does anyone know
any LEVINEs originating >from Dvinsk, Latvia in the area around Ellenville NY
(the "Catskills"), >from around 1900-1930?

The only other info I have on this family is that one of the LEVINE sisters,
Kayla, married a Beryl/Ben JOSMAN in Dvinsk and that their descendant now
live in South Africa and NYC. Unfortunately, the JOSMANs I been in contact
with haven't been able to help me with any more of this LEVINE family.

Thanks,

Joe Lonstein
East Lansing, MI


Possibility of Child Support and/or Alimony Documents in New York #general

Marc DVer <mdver@...>
 

Has anyone had any experience getting child support and/or alimony court
documents >from the 1920s in New York City? I am hoping that if such
such things were done back then that I might be able to track down the
location of my great-grandfather in the 1920's. I know he was divorced
around 1910. I am hoping that he had to keep the court apprised of his
whereabouts and financial situation, though I really don't know how
things worked back then.

Marc DVer


Whom to include #general

Israel P
 

I am considering having a decorative family tree made for an aunt of mine
and am not sure how much to include.

If I take her known ancestors, her children and grandchildren, her
husband and his parents and her own two brothers, I get just over fifty
people. That seems pretty sparse to me. If I add the descendants of her
brothers, I nearly double that number, but then it becomes overwhelmingly
my father's tree because nearly forty of those descendants are his. So I
don't really want to do that.

I have thought I might add the siblings of the ancestors, but not the
descendants of those siblings. So that's maybe another fifty. Still no
big deal. And maybe I should leave out those who died in childhood?

How have other people done this kind of tree?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Possibility of Child Support and/or Alimony Documents in New York #general

Marc DVer <mdver@...>
 

Has anyone had any experience getting child support and/or alimony court
documents >from the 1920s in New York City? I am hoping that if such
such things were done back then that I might be able to track down the
location of my great-grandfather in the 1920's. I know he was divorced
around 1910. I am hoping that he had to keep the court apprised of his
whereabouts and financial situation, though I really don't know how
things worked back then.

Marc DVer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Whom to include #general

Israel P
 

I am considering having a decorative family tree made for an aunt of mine
and am not sure how much to include.

If I take her known ancestors, her children and grandchildren, her
husband and his parents and her own two brothers, I get just over fifty
people. That seems pretty sparse to me. If I add the descendants of her
brothers, I nearly double that number, but then it becomes overwhelmingly
my father's tree because nearly forty of those descendants are his. So I
don't really want to do that.

I have thought I might add the siblings of the ancestors, but not the
descendants of those siblings. So that's maybe another fifty. Still no
big deal. And maybe I should leave out those who died in childhood?

How have other people done this kind of tree?

Israel Pickholtz


Jean Backer Caplan #general

Judith27
 

My mother-in-law, Jean Rhea BACKER CAPLAN aka Shaina Reicha bas Shoriya Tzvi
Hirsh v'Pesha Brocha, passed away peacefully Thursday night, February 9,
2006, at the age of 98 years, one month, and five days, at home, here in Long
Beach, NY. She will be buried at Sir Moses Montefiore Cemetery in Richmond,
Virginia, early next week.
Mrs. Caplan was the daughter of two Litvaks. While her father, Harry
Backer (born Bochur) was >from Skaistkalne, Latvia, his family originated in
Birzai, Lithuania. Her mother, Bertha Lepar Backer was >from "Zheimel" now
Zeimelis, Lithuania.
She was the widow of the late Rabbi Harry N. Caplan, and the mother of
two sons, Neil H. Caplan MD (married to Judi) and Marc Caplan (married to
Hannah). She had five grandchildren: my sons, Hillel and Baruch, and my
brother-in-law's three children, Ariel, Luna Leila and Noe, plus four great
grandchildren, Esther Malka, Chana Rivka, Gwen and Owen.
T'hee Nishmata Tz'roora b'Tzror haChayim
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan

MODERATOR NOTE: Our condolences to Judi and her family. Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jean Backer Caplan #general

Judith27
 

My mother-in-law, Jean Rhea BACKER CAPLAN aka Shaina Reicha bas Shoriya Tzvi
Hirsh v'Pesha Brocha, passed away peacefully Thursday night, February 9,
2006, at the age of 98 years, one month, and five days, at home, here in Long
Beach, NY. She will be buried at Sir Moses Montefiore Cemetery in Richmond,
Virginia, early next week.
Mrs. Caplan was the daughter of two Litvaks. While her father, Harry
Backer (born Bochur) was >from Skaistkalne, Latvia, his family originated in
Birzai, Lithuania. Her mother, Bertha Lepar Backer was >from "Zheimel" now
Zeimelis, Lithuania.
She was the widow of the late Rabbi Harry N. Caplan, and the mother of
two sons, Neil H. Caplan MD (married to Judi) and Marc Caplan (married to
Hannah). She had five grandchildren: my sons, Hillel and Baruch, and my
brother-in-law's three children, Ariel, Luna Leila and Noe, plus four great
grandchildren, Esther Malka, Chana Rivka, Gwen and Owen.
T'hee Nishmata Tz'roora b'Tzror haChayim
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan

MODERATOR NOTE: Our condolences to Judi and her family. Please respond privately.


Re: Rothschild #general

Alvin Saile
 

My ROTSCHILD ancestors were >from Lomza Gubernia. My father was born in
Nowogrod which at that time was Russia. His father, Wolf Baer Rothschild,
died when my father was an infant, and I just learned he was a chief rabbi
of a city with 50,000 inhabitants but I don't know where that was. My father
was actually raised in Kolno, which is now Poland. Polish archive records
have his name as Nosen ROTZYLD which he changed to Nathan when naturalized.
I think there were a number of Rothschilds' in that area but do not know of
relationships to one another. Wolf Baer had family in Frankfurt am Main
which I am just beginning to research. It is very possible the name was
assigned to people or they chose it considering it an honorable name.

Evelyn Saile
Gaithersburg, Md.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rothschild #general

Alvin Saile
 

My ROTSCHILD ancestors were >from Lomza Gubernia. My father was born in
Nowogrod which at that time was Russia. His father, Wolf Baer Rothschild,
died when my father was an infant, and I just learned he was a chief rabbi
of a city with 50,000 inhabitants but I don't know where that was. My father
was actually raised in Kolno, which is now Poland. Polish archive records
have his name as Nosen ROTZYLD which he changed to Nathan when naturalized.
I think there were a number of Rothschilds' in that area but do not know of
relationships to one another. Wolf Baer had family in Frankfurt am Main
which I am just beginning to research. It is very possible the name was
assigned to people or they chose it considering it an honorable name.

Evelyn Saile
Gaithersburg, Md.