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Re: Searching BERELOWITZ family #southafrica

Judi & Laurence <schneide@...>
 

hello. we have a Berlowitz family here on Kibbutz Shluchot in Israel.
The father's name is Yosef - he must be around 75+. I think he came
from Europe before WW2. If this interests you, we can ask the family for
more info. Judi Schneider.

Judith Berlowitz wrote:

Dear Siggers,

This is my first post on the SA SIG, so greetings to
all. I've just returned >from (excessively) fabulous
Las Vegas, where I learned that there may be some
descendants of my husband's family in South Africa.
My husband's grandfather was Jankl (Jacob) BERELOWITZ
and came to America >from Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
(village of Orekhov) in 1906. He had the choice (so
the family story goes) of going either to America or
to South Africa, where he had a cousin. Jankl's
father may have been Hirsch. If anyone recognizes
these names, I would greatly appreciate hearing from
you.

Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Searching BERELOWITZ family #southafrica

Judi & Laurence <schneide@...>
 

hello. we have a Berlowitz family here on Kibbutz Shluchot in Israel.
The father's name is Yosef - he must be around 75+. I think he came
from Europe before WW2. If this interests you, we can ask the family for
more info. Judi Schneider.

Judith Berlowitz wrote:

Dear Siggers,

This is my first post on the SA SIG, so greetings to
all. I've just returned >from (excessively) fabulous
Las Vegas, where I learned that there may be some
descendants of my husband's family in South Africa.
My husband's grandfather was Jankl (Jacob) BERELOWITZ
and came to America >from Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
(village of Orekhov) in 1906. He had the choice (so
the family story goes) of going either to America or
to South Africa, where he had a cousin. Jankl's
father may have been Hirsch. If anyone recognizes
these names, I would greatly appreciate hearing from
you.

Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California, USA


Books of Residents and Census #poland

Gilbert Hendlisz <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I wanted to express my thanks to Stanley Diamond and Fay Bussgang for
focusing on the question of the Books of Residents. Those are a gold
mine for researchers with lots of informations about not only one person
you are interested in, but also his whole family, sons and daughters-in
laws, the town they came >from or the town where they decide to move to
and so on.

As Stanley may remember, there is long time that I volunteered for
indexing or helping in projects relating to these BoR, when they exist.
The question is: practically what is the project about ? Do we have to
raise money and ask the Polish Archive to make the indexing of the pages
of these BoR or do we purchase the copies of the pages and do we make
the indexing by ourselves like in the shtetl-co-op operations ? My
preference would be for the second proposal. I would like to know more
before volunteering.

Thanks for your answers.

Gilbert HENDLISZ (Brussels)


JRI Poland #Poland Books of Residents and Census #poland

Gilbert Hendlisz <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I wanted to express my thanks to Stanley Diamond and Fay Bussgang for
focusing on the question of the Books of Residents. Those are a gold
mine for researchers with lots of informations about not only one person
you are interested in, but also his whole family, sons and daughters-in
laws, the town they came >from or the town where they decide to move to
and so on.

As Stanley may remember, there is long time that I volunteered for
indexing or helping in projects relating to these BoR, when they exist.
The question is: practically what is the project about ? Do we have to
raise money and ask the Polish Archive to make the indexing of the pages
of these BoR or do we purchase the copies of the pages and do we make
the indexing by ourselves like in the shtetl-co-op operations ? My
preference would be for the second proposal. I would like to know more
before volunteering.

Thanks for your answers.

Gilbert HENDLISZ (Brussels)


Re: Elias(h)/Eliyahu connection #lithuania

Harvey <harvey@...>
 

Ben Forman queried the connection between Eliash and Elihaya...

For what it's worth, MY gg grandfather, >from Ariogala in Kovno Gebirne, was
Eliyohu Eliezer ben Avrohom Dovid HaCohen, who died in 1873. He appears
posthumously in the 1874 Revision List as Eliash.

Harvey L Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland

KAPLAN,FAYN,FEIN,FINE,BARSD,GRADMAN

- Ariogala, Josvainiai, Kedainiai, Krakes, Seta, Veliuona, Lithuania


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Elias(h)/Eliyahu connection #lithuania

Harvey <harvey@...>
 

Ben Forman queried the connection between Eliash and Elihaya...

For what it's worth, MY gg grandfather, >from Ariogala in Kovno Gebirne, was
Eliyohu Eliezer ben Avrohom Dovid HaCohen, who died in 1873. He appears
posthumously in the 1874 Revision List as Eliash.

Harvey L Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland

KAPLAN,FAYN,FEIN,FINE,BARSD,GRADMAN

- Ariogala, Josvainiai, Kedainiai, Krakes, Seta, Veliuona, Lithuania


researching roman #poland

Alan Roman <aroman@...>
 

My father (now passed away years ago) had corresponce with relatives in
Bialystok and I'm not sure which Bialystok (woj. podlaskie or woj.
lubelskie). Grandfathers name was Adolph Roman, grandmothers name was
Sophie Bender.

Greatgrandfathers name was Paul Bender
Greatgrandmothers name was Magdalem Skutnek.

Any help would be greatly helpful.

Thank-you,
Alan Roman


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland researching roman #poland

Alan Roman <aroman@...>
 

My father (now passed away years ago) had corresponce with relatives in
Bialystok and I'm not sure which Bialystok (woj. podlaskie or woj.
lubelskie). Grandfathers name was Adolph Roman, grandmothers name was
Sophie Bender.

Greatgrandfathers name was Paul Bender
Greatgrandmothers name was Magdalem Skutnek.

Any help would be greatly helpful.

Thank-you,
Alan Roman


1926-7 Polish Business Directory-Versus the 1929 Polish B.D. #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I believe that Logan Kleinwachs should be
congratulated for the tremendous effort by making this
directory available to us.
Though smaller than the 1929 Polish Business Directory
it enables an interesting comparison of the businesses
in every location in amatter of 3 years.
I myself research the KOENIGSBUCH family >from Brzesko
(image 209 in the Directory) and managed to locate
Koenigsbuchs in the 1926 version who were not there
anymore in 1929 and vice versa.Now I have the
questions which will lead me hopefully to some
answers.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 1926-7 Polish Business Directory-Versus the 1929 Polish B.D. #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I believe that Logan Kleinwachs should be
congratulated for the tremendous effort by making this
directory available to us.
Though smaller than the 1929 Polish Business Directory
it enables an interesting comparison of the businesses
in every location in amatter of 3 years.
I myself research the KOENIGSBUCH family >from Brzesko
(image 209 in the Directory) and managed to locate
Koenigsbuchs in the 1926 version who were not there
anymore in 1929 and vice versa.Now I have the
questions which will lead me hopefully to some
answers.

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Re: 2006 conference #general

Ury Link
 

Dear genners,
Brenda send this letter :
>>I have the same problem with picking up grandchildren >from camp and getting
them home.
Brenda Freedland Pangborn
Bingham Farms, MI>>>>

And Judy write:
>>I was disappointed to hear that the 2006 conference is scheduled for so
late in the summer.
I was planning on attending, but in Arizona the school year begins by
mid-August. This year I have to be back to work by 8/8 and classes start 8/15.
So I will not be able to attend this conference.
To all future conference planners, please keep in mind that so many of us
have limited summer vacation time and the 3rd week in August is awfully
late in
the summer.
Judi Gyori Missel
Mesa, Arizona>>>>

It is difficult to find a good time ,in every day of the year you can find
enough reason for a bad date for a conference. I came >from Europe and then
I can said that the flights are more expensive in August then in the
spring ,or that the weather in New York is terrible hot and the humidity
is very high in August ,or the hotels are expensive and so more .... . I
don't was this year in Las Vegas because I was busy in this time ,but this
was not a reason to asked to delay the conference to another time,
I understand all the reasons but I understand also the organization of the
Congress, it is not easy to find a good time that satisfied every one .

Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: 2006 conference #general

Ury Link
 

Dear genners,
Brenda send this letter :
>>I have the same problem with picking up grandchildren >from camp and getting
them home.
Brenda Freedland Pangborn
Bingham Farms, MI>>>>

And Judy write:
>>I was disappointed to hear that the 2006 conference is scheduled for so
late in the summer.
I was planning on attending, but in Arizona the school year begins by
mid-August. This year I have to be back to work by 8/8 and classes start 8/15.
So I will not be able to attend this conference.
To all future conference planners, please keep in mind that so many of us
have limited summer vacation time and the 3rd week in August is awfully
late in
the summer.
Judi Gyori Missel
Mesa, Arizona>>>>

It is difficult to find a good time ,in every day of the year you can find
enough reason for a bad date for a conference. I came >from Europe and then
I can said that the flights are more expensive in August then in the
spring ,or that the weather in New York is terrible hot and the humidity
is very high in August ,or the hotels are expensive and so more .... . I
don't was this year in Las Vegas because I was busy in this time ,but this
was not a reason to asked to delay the conference to another time,
I understand all the reasons but I understand also the organization of the
Congress, it is not easy to find a good time that satisfied every one .

Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


Reading Yad Vashem´s POT in Russian #ukraine

Eliana Aizim
 

Dear Genners,
Roza VELTMAN submitted a Page of Testimony (POT) for her
mother Khana VELTMAN/ VALTMAN in Yad Vashem. Roza´s
country is given as Ukraine, the POT is in Russian. I would like to
send her a letter in English, but I need some help regarding her
address in the POT, so that I can write it on the envelope. I have
two questions:
1. what is Roza´s address in the POT?
2. should I write it in Cyrillic or in Latin letters?
I have posted the POT on ViewMate: VM 6542.
Direct address:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6542

Please reply privately to me at: @elianaaizim
Thanks very much for any help you can give me.

Eliana AIZIM, >from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
visit my Gurevich photo album:
http://www.geocities.com/elianaaizim/photo2.html

AISEN, AIZEN, AISIN: Ukraine: Lugansk /Argentina / Brazil;
GUREVICH: Ukraine: Yuzovka / USA: Philadelphia/ Brazil;
VATNICK, VAITMAN, WHITE: Ukraine: Podolia / Canada/ Brazil;
AVERBUCH: Ukraine: Podolia / Brazil: Colônia Quatro Irmãos, Baron Hirsch.

Moderator's Note: You might also want to submit photos for our Ukraine
Photo page - send the .jpeg to our Webmaster at rayvenna@...
and be sure to check out our website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/index.htm


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Reading Yad Vashem´s POT in Russian #ukraine

Eliana Aizim
 

Dear Genners,
Roza VELTMAN submitted a Page of Testimony (POT) for her
mother Khana VELTMAN/ VALTMAN in Yad Vashem. Roza´s
country is given as Ukraine, the POT is in Russian. I would like to
send her a letter in English, but I need some help regarding her
address in the POT, so that I can write it on the envelope. I have
two questions:
1. what is Roza´s address in the POT?
2. should I write it in Cyrillic or in Latin letters?
I have posted the POT on ViewMate: VM 6542.
Direct address:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6542

Please reply privately to me at: @elianaaizim
Thanks very much for any help you can give me.

Eliana AIZIM, >from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
visit my Gurevich photo album:
http://www.geocities.com/elianaaizim/photo2.html

AISEN, AIZEN, AISIN: Ukraine: Lugansk /Argentina / Brazil;
GUREVICH: Ukraine: Yuzovka / USA: Philadelphia/ Brazil;
VATNICK, VAITMAN, WHITE: Ukraine: Podolia / Canada/ Brazil;
AVERBUCH: Ukraine: Podolia / Brazil: Colônia Quatro Irmãos, Baron Hirsch.

Moderator's Note: You might also want to submit photos for our Ukraine
Photo page - send the .jpeg to our Webmaster at rayvenna@...
and be sure to check out our website at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/index.htm


Change in Ujraine SIG #ukraine

abe simon
 

Flo, I've enjoyed the SIG under your stewardship and look forward to
continuation of the same. It was nice finally meeting you at the SIG
luncheon.
Best wishes,
Abe Simon
Las Vegas NV
email abe_simon@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Change in Ujraine SIG #ukraine

abe simon
 

Flo, I've enjoyed the SIG under your stewardship and look forward to
continuation of the same. It was nice finally meeting you at the SIG
luncheon.
Best wishes,
Abe Simon
Las Vegas NV
email abe_simon@...


In Memory of a founding member #ukraine

Freya <freyab@...>
 

Dear Genners,

The Ukraine SIG leadership has recently learned that it has lost a
founding member, Estelle Nemoy. Her devotion to her JGS of Broward
County was instrumental in their rejuvenation and growth. When called
upon for the UkraineSIG as Kiev Guberniya Leader, she jumped right in!
She was committed to the purpose and growth of the Ukraine SIG and
Jewish genealogy. Estelle passed away in March of this year, and she
will be sorely missed. If you knew her, or if you use the records that
she worked so hard to make available, it would be appropriate to remember
her with both a commitment to activism within the Ukraine SIG and with a
donation in her memory to Jewish Gen-erosity at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html


Sincerely,
Freya Blitstein Maslov,
Deborah Glassman,
Co-Coordinators of the Ukraine SIG


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine In Memory of a founding member #ukraine

Freya <freyab@...>
 

Dear Genners,

The Ukraine SIG leadership has recently learned that it has lost a
founding member, Estelle Nemoy. Her devotion to her JGS of Broward
County was instrumental in their rejuvenation and growth. When called
upon for the UkraineSIG as Kiev Guberniya Leader, she jumped right in!
She was committed to the purpose and growth of the Ukraine SIG and
Jewish genealogy. Estelle passed away in March of this year, and she
will be sorely missed. If you knew her, or if you use the records that
she worked so hard to make available, it would be appropriate to remember
her with both a commitment to activism within the Ukraine SIG and with a
donation in her memory to Jewish Gen-erosity at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html


Sincerely,
Freya Blitstein Maslov,
Deborah Glassman,
Co-Coordinators of the Ukraine SIG


An Open Letter #ukraine

Freya <freyab@...>
 

OPEN LETTER TO U-SIG MEMBERS

At the Salt Lake City conference in 2000, there were 4 people at the Birds of
a Feather meeting interested in research in the Ukraine, and Florence Elman was
the one who stepped forward into this new and unknown venture, creating a Ukraine
SIG. >from the four people at that meeting, she soon had 50. Our membership,
as we just finish our 2005 conference in Las Vegas, stands at 1,680. Flo did
that, and she did it in just five years!

Flo organized a steering committee to find documents, property lists, tax records,
yiskor books, historical documents, and anything related to the Jewish Ukraine
that we could eventually get translated, proofed, uploaded and made available
through our website on JewishGen. She then reached out and found volunteers –
to work on each project, to investigate record holding archives, to coordinate
research by the Ukraine’s guberniyas, to investigate what resources were available
or could be made available for each guberniya.

At the Ukraine Birds-of-a-feather meeting in Las Vegas 2005, Florence Elman,
Coordinator extraordinaire, announced her resignation as our Ukraine-SIG
Coordinator.

Florence has done so much to make this SIG what is is today that it will take
two to "fill her shoes," so Deborah Glassman of Elkins Park, PA and I, Freya
Blitstein Maslov of Morton Grove, IL have agreed to be Co-Coordinators of the SIG.

Flo had put together a steering committee consisting of some extremely dedicated
and knowledgable volunteers that included. Ron Doctor, Art Hoffman, Sharon Hogarth,
Michael Jaron, Mindie Kaplan, Aviva Langenauer, Andrea Massion, Lorri Miller, Judy
Tarail and Joanne Saltman, as well as Deborah and myself. (If I omitted anyone, my
sincere apologies) We are pleased that this group will continue to work together
and that we are going to be receiving their ongoing support. We have also found
that the many volunteers that Flo had drafted along the way are still willing to
be very committed but there are a number of projects which could use additional
assistance and new project organization. For instance, we still need guberniya
coordinators to organize research projects in Kiev, Poltava, and Kharkov and we
need many more volunteers for Volhynia, Chernigov, Podolia, Ekaterinoslav, Kherson,
and Taurida. And we also need volunteers to translate Hebrew and Cyrillic documents.

Flo finishes her term with a great group of projects to her credit:
· The Kiev Duma Voter's List and the All Ukraine Database were finally completed
and uploaded to our website http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/index.htm.
· 3 projects have been completed but not yet uploaded to our site:
The Geographical Dictionary Project (GDP); the Index to Subscribers >from the
Ukraine in Kagan's book; the list of Russian Military Regiments that are
available in libraries – all have been completed - but not yet uploaded.
· The index to the Ekaterinoslav Yiskor book has been completed
· The LiRaMa translations (Russian Consul records >from Canada) 1862-1922. are
underway.

Another great feature that Florence created on our website is the
Photo Album showing Photos of our Heritage, Faces of our Forebears
(pre 1900 - ca 1925), photos of towns and shtetls >from the old country
and the "Most Wanted" (missing identities - do you recognize anyone here?)
Florence placed a photo that she had on that page of some people she did
not know - and a few weeks later, received an e-mail and the writer wanted
to know how she obtained that "photo of my mother." Please do submit any
photos you might have. This will give us all a much better understanding of
life in the shtetls.

There are two good ways you can honor Florence Ellman.
1. Get involved – locate records, share digital images, type entries for
the database, write letters, write articles, share your family photos,
share your research, join our hard-working group of volunteers!
2. Make a donation to JewishGen in her honor. Each of those donations
makes Jewish records more immediately available, what a great tribute
to Flo’s hard-work! If you would like to join me in that honor, please
go to the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html


Thank you all, and on behalf of my co-coordinator, Deborah
Glassman, I hope we can continue in the same fine tradition.
Thank YOU, Florence!

Sincerely,
Freya Blitstein Maslov


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine An Open Letter #ukraine

Freya <freyab@...>
 

OPEN LETTER TO U-SIG MEMBERS

At the Salt Lake City conference in 2000, there were 4 people at the Birds of
a Feather meeting interested in research in the Ukraine, and Florence Elman was
the one who stepped forward into this new and unknown venture, creating a Ukraine
SIG. >from the four people at that meeting, she soon had 50. Our membership,
as we just finish our 2005 conference in Las Vegas, stands at 1,680. Flo did
that, and she did it in just five years!

Flo organized a steering committee to find documents, property lists, tax records,
yiskor books, historical documents, and anything related to the Jewish Ukraine
that we could eventually get translated, proofed, uploaded and made available
through our website on JewishGen. She then reached out and found volunteers –
to work on each project, to investigate record holding archives, to coordinate
research by the Ukraine’s guberniyas, to investigate what resources were available
or could be made available for each guberniya.

At the Ukraine Birds-of-a-feather meeting in Las Vegas 2005, Florence Elman,
Coordinator extraordinaire, announced her resignation as our Ukraine-SIG
Coordinator.

Florence has done so much to make this SIG what is is today that it will take
two to "fill her shoes," so Deborah Glassman of Elkins Park, PA and I, Freya
Blitstein Maslov of Morton Grove, IL have agreed to be Co-Coordinators of the SIG.

Flo had put together a steering committee consisting of some extremely dedicated
and knowledgable volunteers that included. Ron Doctor, Art Hoffman, Sharon Hogarth,
Michael Jaron, Mindie Kaplan, Aviva Langenauer, Andrea Massion, Lorri Miller, Judy
Tarail and Joanne Saltman, as well as Deborah and myself. (If I omitted anyone, my
sincere apologies) We are pleased that this group will continue to work together
and that we are going to be receiving their ongoing support. We have also found
that the many volunteers that Flo had drafted along the way are still willing to
be very committed but there are a number of projects which could use additional
assistance and new project organization. For instance, we still need guberniya
coordinators to organize research projects in Kiev, Poltava, and Kharkov and we
need many more volunteers for Volhynia, Chernigov, Podolia, Ekaterinoslav, Kherson,
and Taurida. And we also need volunteers to translate Hebrew and Cyrillic documents.

Flo finishes her term with a great group of projects to her credit:
· The Kiev Duma Voter's List and the All Ukraine Database were finally completed
and uploaded to our website http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/index.htm.
· 3 projects have been completed but not yet uploaded to our site:
The Geographical Dictionary Project (GDP); the Index to Subscribers >from the
Ukraine in Kagan's book; the list of Russian Military Regiments that are
available in libraries – all have been completed - but not yet uploaded.
· The index to the Ekaterinoslav Yiskor book has been completed
· The LiRaMa translations (Russian Consul records >from Canada) 1862-1922. are
underway.

Another great feature that Florence created on our website is the
Photo Album showing Photos of our Heritage, Faces of our Forebears
(pre 1900 - ca 1925), photos of towns and shtetls >from the old country
and the "Most Wanted" (missing identities - do you recognize anyone here?)
Florence placed a photo that she had on that page of some people she did
not know - and a few weeks later, received an e-mail and the writer wanted
to know how she obtained that "photo of my mother." Please do submit any
photos you might have. This will give us all a much better understanding of
life in the shtetls.

There are two good ways you can honor Florence Ellman.
1. Get involved – locate records, share digital images, type entries for
the database, write letters, write articles, share your family photos,
share your research, join our hard-working group of volunteers!
2. Make a donation to JewishGen in her honor. Each of those donations
makes Jewish records more immediately available, what a great tribute
to Flo’s hard-work! If you would like to join me in that honor, please
go to the JewishGen-erosity page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html


Thank you all, and on behalf of my co-coordinator, Deborah
Glassman, I hope we can continue in the same fine tradition.
Thank YOU, Florence!

Sincerely,
Freya Blitstein Maslov