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ANY POZNANSKIS? #poland

Karyn Posner-Mullen <kpm555@...>
 

Dear BialyGen readers:

I am a new reader on the site and am lookiing forward to meeting as many of
you as possible this summer in New York.

My name is Karyn Posner, but I learned about 2 years ago that my family had
emigrated >from Bialystok to New York in about 1904-05 and that my name is
actually Poznanski. My paternal grandfather, Jacob Posner (Poznanski) was
one of 12 siblings -- 6 brothers and 6 sisters. I have a sketchy family
tree, and found one of his sisters, Rosa Poznanski, emigrated on the ship
ROTTERDAM on Aug 30, 1904. It would be wonderful to know if any of you have
Posner or Poznanski in your own family trees.

I've had a very interesting time researching all this, as I currently live
in Budapest, Hungary (I am an American diplomat at the Embassy), and being
in Central Europe has made it very easy for me to get to Poznan, Lodz,
Warsaw and, of course, Bialystok -- the latter several times. I have been
in touch with Mark Halpern, who has been wonderful, as well as met with Lucy
several times. She is the Bialystoker who is working hard to rehabiliate
the cemetery there, as well as make sure the City remembers its Jewish
citizens. I participated in the very moving ceremony that Bialystok
held on Aug 16, 2005 to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the ghetto
uprising. Lucy was very involved in making that happen.

I wish all of you Shanah Tovah!

Sincerely,
Karyn Posner


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland ANY POZNANSKIS? #poland

Karyn Posner-Mullen <kpm555@...>
 

Dear BialyGen readers:

I am a new reader on the site and am lookiing forward to meeting as many of
you as possible this summer in New York.

My name is Karyn Posner, but I learned about 2 years ago that my family had
emigrated >from Bialystok to New York in about 1904-05 and that my name is
actually Poznanski. My paternal grandfather, Jacob Posner (Poznanski) was
one of 12 siblings -- 6 brothers and 6 sisters. I have a sketchy family
tree, and found one of his sisters, Rosa Poznanski, emigrated on the ship
ROTTERDAM on Aug 30, 1904. It would be wonderful to know if any of you have
Posner or Poznanski in your own family trees.

I've had a very interesting time researching all this, as I currently live
in Budapest, Hungary (I am an American diplomat at the Embassy), and being
in Central Europe has made it very easy for me to get to Poznan, Lodz,
Warsaw and, of course, Bialystok -- the latter several times. I have been
in touch with Mark Halpern, who has been wonderful, as well as met with Lucy
several times. She is the Bialystoker who is working hard to rehabiliate
the cemetery there, as well as make sure the City remembers its Jewish
citizens. I participated in the very moving ceremony that Bialystok
held on Aug 16, 2005 to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the ghetto
uprising. Lucy was very involved in making that happen.

I wish all of you Shanah Tovah!

Sincerely,
Karyn Posner


Pinsk and vicinity Memorial meeting in NYC #belarus

Itzhak Epstein <itzhak.epstein@...>
 

I got the a postcard that:

PINSKERS FRIENDS ASSOCIATION 63rd anniversary of the destruction of
the Jewish communities of Pinsk and the surrounding towns.

MEMORIAL MEETING
Community Room
345 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY
(Entrance is at the South end of the building, at West 27th Street.
Sign on door says 343 Eighth Avenue).
on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 1:30 P.M. .........................

There is usually a similar memorial meeting in Tel Aviv, but I do not
have the details.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:itzhak.epstein@earthlink.net>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Pinsk and vicinity Memorial meeting in NYC #belarus

Itzhak Epstein <itzhak.epstein@...>
 

I got the a postcard that:

PINSKERS FRIENDS ASSOCIATION 63rd anniversary of the destruction of
the Jewish communities of Pinsk and the surrounding towns.

MEMORIAL MEETING
Community Room
345 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY
(Entrance is at the South end of the building, at West 27th Street.
Sign on door says 343 Eighth Avenue).
on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 1:30 P.M. .........................

There is usually a similar memorial meeting in Tel Aviv, but I do not
have the details.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:itzhak.epstein@earthlink.net>


Jewish Colonization Association in Romania #romania

Mark Vigder <mark.vigder@...>
 

I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of the activities of Baron
de Hirsch and the Jewish Colonization Association, particularly relating
to their operations in Romania. According to the jewishencyclopedia.com,
starting in 1899 the JCA helped about 20,000 people leave Romania for
agricultural colonies in Canada and Argentina. I'd also welcome any
personal family histories about people leaving Romania to join these
colonies.

Mark Vigder
Ottawa, Canada

Researching: VIGDER, WIGDER, WIGDOR
BOLOCAN, BOLOKAN, BALACAN
TARASOFF, HOLOBOFF


Romania SIG #Romania Jewish Colonization Association in Romania #romania

Mark Vigder <mark.vigder@...>
 

I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of the activities of Baron
de Hirsch and the Jewish Colonization Association, particularly relating
to their operations in Romania. According to the jewishencyclopedia.com,
starting in 1899 the JCA helped about 20,000 people leave Romania for
agricultural colonies in Canada and Argentina. I'd also welcome any
personal family histories about people leaving Romania to join these
colonies.

Mark Vigder
Ottawa, Canada

Researching: VIGDER, WIGDER, WIGDOR
BOLOCAN, BOLOKAN, BALACAN
TARASOFF, HOLOBOFF


Re: RICHON in Switzerland #general

Gal A. Buki <buki@...>
 

Hi Stephen

You could check the phone book:
http://tel.search.ch/result.html?name=Richon

If you want to search for Suisse romande try to query the cantons FR,
GE, VD, NE, VS.

Best regards
Gal Buki

Stephen Warshall wrote:

I am looking into the ancestry of Jules RICHON, born in
Switzerland in about 1847, who emigrated to the US in 1870. His
descendants think he may have been Jewish, but there is no
strong evidence, positive or negative.

Has any JewishGenner encountered this surname in Swiss
records, particularly in the Suisse romande (since the family was
French-speaking)?

Any leads would be much appreciated.

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to join the French Special
Interest Group (SIG)whose prime objective is to provide a forum for questions,
exchange of information and discussion of matters involved in doing Jewish
genealogical research in France, other French-speaking areas such as Belgium,
Luxembourg and Switzerland, and in former French colonies such as Tunisia,
Algeria, etc. and post your message to the French-SIG Discussion Group.
You can find out more at: http://www.jewishgen.org/French/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: RICHON in Switzerland #general

Gal A. Buki <buki@...>
 

Hi Stephen

You could check the phone book:
http://tel.search.ch/result.html?name=Richon

If you want to search for Suisse romande try to query the cantons FR,
GE, VD, NE, VS.

Best regards
Gal Buki

Stephen Warshall wrote:

I am looking into the ancestry of Jules RICHON, born in
Switzerland in about 1847, who emigrated to the US in 1870. His
descendants think he may have been Jewish, but there is no
strong evidence, positive or negative.

Has any JewishGenner encountered this surname in Swiss
records, particularly in the Suisse romande (since the family was
French-speaking)?

Any leads would be much appreciated.

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to join the French Special
Interest Group (SIG)whose prime objective is to provide a forum for questions,
exchange of information and discussion of matters involved in doing Jewish
genealogical research in France, other French-speaking areas such as Belgium,
Luxembourg and Switzerland, and in former French colonies such as Tunisia,
Algeria, etc. and post your message to the French-SIG Discussion Group.
You can find out more at: http://www.jewishgen.org/French/


Jewish Week article on Bayside Cemetery #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

A cover story in the Oct. 21, 2005, issue of New York's Jewish Week is
headlined, "Shul Silent On Cemetery Database." It discusses the work of
Shane Wamsley, a Salt Lake City Mormon, to organize a cleanup of Bayside
Cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens, and to compile a database of its burials.
According to the article, the cemetery dates back to 1842 and has
approximately 35,000 graves.

The article, which appears online at

http://thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11569

mentions JOWBR (the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) and quotes
JewishGenners Eden Joachim and Florence Marmor, as well as Bob Friedman of
the Center for Jewish History.

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Week article on Bayside Cemetery #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

A cover story in the Oct. 21, 2005, issue of New York's Jewish Week is
headlined, "Shul Silent On Cemetery Database." It discusses the work of
Shane Wamsley, a Salt Lake City Mormon, to organize a cleanup of Bayside
Cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens, and to compile a database of its burials.
According to the article, the cemetery dates back to 1842 and has
approximately 35,000 graves.

The article, which appears online at

http://thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11569

mentions JOWBR (the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) and quotes
JewishGenners Eden Joachim and Florence Marmor, as well as Bob Friedman of
the Center for Jewish History.

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Re: Lost Landsmanshaften #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

To add to the posting yesterday regarding finding lost landsmanshaften:

1. The Cemetery database is JOWBR...JewishGen Online WorldWide Burial Registry....
a JewishGen project (just a reminder....we are all on the JewishGen discussion
list....and, JewishGen need volunteers to enter a great deal of accumulated
data...go to the JewishGen home page...click on volunteers or go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm )

2. The NY JGS (ada green) has organized wonderful databases of landsmanshaften
information at
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/ (this is the same volunteer organization
that is bringing us the 2006 conference in NYC next summer)

3. The YIVO in NYC has files on many of these landsmanshaften, but you need to go
there in person to peruse the files and they are often in yiddish. A list of
these files is at
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/yivo.htm

4. There is a Jewishgen infofile on landsmanshaften, its slightly out of date but
interesting, nonetheless...http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/landshaf.txt
--
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net, researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn (also Iasi, Romania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lost Landsmanshaften #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

To add to the posting yesterday regarding finding lost landsmanshaften:

1. The Cemetery database is JOWBR...JewishGen Online WorldWide Burial Registry....
a JewishGen project (just a reminder....we are all on the JewishGen discussion
list....and, JewishGen need volunteers to enter a great deal of accumulated
data...go to the JewishGen home page...click on volunteers or go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm )

2. The NY JGS (ada green) has organized wonderful databases of landsmanshaften
information at
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/ (this is the same volunteer organization
that is bringing us the 2006 conference in NYC next summer)

3. The YIVO in NYC has files on many of these landsmanshaften, but you need to go
there in person to peruse the files and they are often in yiddish. A list of
these files is at
http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/yivo.htm

4. There is a Jewishgen infofile on landsmanshaften, its slightly out of date but
interesting, nonetheless...http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/landshaf.txt
--
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net, researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn (also Iasi, Romania)


FRIEDLAENDER #austria-czech

Herbert Kaufmann <nek.hjk@...>
 

I have been doing Jewish genealogy for about four years, exclusively about
Germany and the USA, and am moderately experienced in research and computer
use. I am fairly good at German. English is my native language.

I am looking for information about the FRIEDLAENDER family, spelling is
actually ...la umlaut nd..., that for a time lived in Kolin, now in the
Czech Republic, or any information about the Jewish community there. Joseph
Abraham FRIEDLAENDER, my greatX3GF, was born there in 1753. He became a
rabbi and was an early leader of the Reform movement. He became Landrabbiner
of Westphalia. I believe his father, Abraham, was also a rabbi. He appears
to be related to David FRIEDLAENDER, one of Moses Mendelsohn's chief
followers. Two references of which I am aware states that he was David
FRIEDLAENDER's nephew but, according to a family tree in Das Handelhaus
Joachim Moses Friedaender et Soehne zu Koenigsberg i.Pr.,published in
Hamburg in 1913, he does not appear to be that closely related.

In any event, I would be most interested in anything related to the family
or the Jewish community of Kolin in the 18th century that anyone may know.

Herbert Kaufmann
Bedford, NY, USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech FRIEDLAENDER #austria-czech

Herbert Kaufmann <nek.hjk@...>
 

I have been doing Jewish genealogy for about four years, exclusively about
Germany and the USA, and am moderately experienced in research and computer
use. I am fairly good at German. English is my native language.

I am looking for information about the FRIEDLAENDER family, spelling is
actually ...la umlaut nd..., that for a time lived in Kolin, now in the
Czech Republic, or any information about the Jewish community there. Joseph
Abraham FRIEDLAENDER, my greatX3GF, was born there in 1753. He became a
rabbi and was an early leader of the Reform movement. He became Landrabbiner
of Westphalia. I believe his father, Abraham, was also a rabbi. He appears
to be related to David FRIEDLAENDER, one of Moses Mendelsohn's chief
followers. Two references of which I am aware states that he was David
FRIEDLAENDER's nephew but, according to a family tree in Das Handelhaus
Joachim Moses Friedaender et Soehne zu Koenigsberg i.Pr.,published in
Hamburg in 1913, he does not appear to be that closely related.

In any event, I would be most interested in anything related to the family
or the Jewish community of Kolin in the 18th century that anyone may know.

Herbert Kaufmann
Bedford, NY, USA


Re: Levi Wall Jr, Sussex Co, DE, before 1744 #usa

Gladys Paulin <paulin@...>
 

Donn is the guru.
However, many immigrants to Maryland in the 18th century >from Britain were
actually bonded passengers and indentures.

It would not hurt to check Peter Wilson Colham's "Bonded Passengers to
America, 1718-1775" unless you have supporting evidence showing Alsace or
Germany as the home country.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG Winter Springs, FL http://genealogybygladys.com

Editor "OnBoard the Newsletter of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists" CG, Certified Genealogist, is a Service Mark of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists and is used under license by Board-certified
persons who meet program standards and periodic rigorous evaluations.

Tue, 11 Oct 2005 Ms Sarah Walls <walnut1946@yahoo.com> asked:
I am trying to find out for sure who the parents,
grandparents, gr-grandparents and so on back are of
Levi WALL Sr who is believed to have been born in
Indian River Hundred, Sussex Co, Delaware before 1744.
I am also trying to find out what was the port of
entry to the United States and who the first settler
was in the Wall line.
How can I find out who the real WALL settler was and
where he departed Great Britain?

Sarah WALLS St Petersburg, Florida


Seeking marriage record of Grandparents from Bialystok #general

BABYCAT3@...
 

My maternal Grandparents, Leizer ALK and Reizel KAFLOWIT(C)Z were married in
Bialystok on September 22, 1911. What are the chances, since this took place
less than 100 years ago, of my getting a copy of their marriage record, either
religious or civil? >from which Bialystok archive would I stand the best
chance?

Thank you,
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
NJ, USA
Researching KAFLOWITZ and ALK >from Bialystok


Early American SIG #USA RE: Levi Wall Jr, Sussex Co, DE, before 1744 #usa

Gladys Paulin <paulin@...>
 

Donn is the guru.
However, many immigrants to Maryland in the 18th century >from Britain were
actually bonded passengers and indentures.

It would not hurt to check Peter Wilson Colham's "Bonded Passengers to
America, 1718-1775" unless you have supporting evidence showing Alsace or
Germany as the home country.

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG Winter Springs, FL http://genealogybygladys.com

Editor "OnBoard the Newsletter of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists" CG, Certified Genealogist, is a Service Mark of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists and is used under license by Board-certified
persons who meet program standards and periodic rigorous evaluations.

Tue, 11 Oct 2005 Ms Sarah Walls <walnut1946@yahoo.com> asked:
I am trying to find out for sure who the parents,
grandparents, gr-grandparents and so on back are of
Levi WALL Sr who is believed to have been born in
Indian River Hundred, Sussex Co, Delaware before 1744.
I am also trying to find out what was the port of
entry to the United States and who the first settler
was in the Wall line.
How can I find out who the real WALL settler was and
where he departed Great Britain?

Sarah WALLS St Petersburg, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking marriage record of Grandparents from Bialystok #general

BABYCAT3@...
 

My maternal Grandparents, Leizer ALK and Reizel KAFLOWIT(C)Z were married in
Bialystok on September 22, 1911. What are the chances, since this took place
less than 100 years ago, of my getting a copy of their marriage record, either
religious or civil? >from which Bialystok archive would I stand the best
chance?

Thank you,
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
NJ, USA
Researching KAFLOWITZ and ALK >from Bialystok


Re: Where is Brastele Austria? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Linda Shefler" wrote:

Chag Sameach to all!
I am in need of some help; my relative Samuel REICHER immigrated to
Cleveland, OH in 1904. On the ship's manifest he gave his last place of
residence as Krakow. On his Petition for Naturalization in 1915 he lists
his place of birth as Brastele Austria.
For the life of me I can't determine what or where Brastele is. Does
anyway
have any suggestions?

It's a tough one, Linda.
Would it be possible to scan the original to verify that the town name has
been deciphered correctly.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Brastele Austria? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Linda Shefler" wrote:

Chag Sameach to all!
I am in need of some help; my relative Samuel REICHER immigrated to
Cleveland, OH in 1904. On the ship's manifest he gave his last place of
residence as Krakow. On his Petition for Naturalization in 1915 he lists
his place of birth as Brastele Austria.
For the life of me I can't determine what or where Brastele is. Does
anyway
have any suggestions?

It's a tough one, Linda.
Would it be possible to scan the original to verify that the town name has
been deciphered correctly.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab