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2005 US Commission report - "Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine" #ukraine

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Visiting the website of the United States Commission for the Preservation of
America's Heritage Abroad (www.heritageabroad.gov) today, I found a link to
their recent report, "Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Grave Sites in
Ukraine" (www.heritageabroad.gov/reports/doc/survey_ukraine_2005.pdf). The
illustrated 180-page report includes sections on Jewish heritage in Ukraine,
Jewish sites in Ukraine, and preservation efforts and issues. Several pages
discuss the constituencies who care about the location, access, and
condition of Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine -- primarily Hasidim and Jewish
genealogists -- and quote several of our colleagues.

More than half of the book is made up of these appendices:

- an alphabetical list of the localities surveyed by the Commission, with
oblast in parentheses

- lists of the synagogues, cemeteries, mass graves, and Holocaust memorials
that were surveyed (listed alphabetically by oblast, then town)

- contact individuals, institutions, and organizations

According to the website, the Commission posts complete data on the Internet
via the IAJGS's International Jewish Cemetery Project
(www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe). Additional information is also
available >from uscommission@heritageabroad.gov .

Three earlier Commission surveys are also available online:

- "Jewish Monuments of Slovenia," 2nd revised edition, 1996

- "Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in Poland,"
2nd revised edition, 1995

- "Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic," 1994

Despite the broad mission that its name suggests, the Commission's focus is
endangered Jewish sites in Central and Eastern Europe.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine 2005 US Commission report - "Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine" #ukraine

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Visiting the website of the United States Commission for the Preservation of
America's Heritage Abroad (www.heritageabroad.gov) today, I found a link to
their recent report, "Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Grave Sites in
Ukraine" (www.heritageabroad.gov/reports/doc/survey_ukraine_2005.pdf). The
illustrated 180-page report includes sections on Jewish heritage in Ukraine,
Jewish sites in Ukraine, and preservation efforts and issues. Several pages
discuss the constituencies who care about the location, access, and
condition of Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine -- primarily Hasidim and Jewish
genealogists -- and quote several of our colleagues.

More than half of the book is made up of these appendices:

- an alphabetical list of the localities surveyed by the Commission, with
oblast in parentheses

- lists of the synagogues, cemeteries, mass graves, and Holocaust memorials
that were surveyed (listed alphabetically by oblast, then town)

- contact individuals, institutions, and organizations

According to the website, the Commission posts complete data on the Internet
via the IAJGS's International Jewish Cemetery Project
(www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe). Additional information is also
available >from uscommission@heritageabroad.gov .

Three earlier Commission surveys are also available online:

- "Jewish Monuments of Slovenia," 2nd revised edition, 1996

- "Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in Poland,"
2nd revised edition, 1995

- "Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic," 1994

Despite the broad mission that its name suggests, the Commission's focus is
endangered Jewish sites in Central and Eastern Europe.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Re: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/ #ukraine

Steve Franklin <cryptozoomorphic@...>
 

Sorry, folks. The front end of the side is here:
http://www.fallingrain.com/world/ You can click on the country and then either
search by oblast or directly by first letter if you don't know the oblast.

Steve Franklin
Baltimore
http://www.lordbalto.com/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: RE:http://www.fallingrain.com/world/ #ukraine

Steve Franklin <cryptozoomorphic@...>
 

Sorry, folks. The front end of the side is here:
http://www.fallingrain.com/world/ You can click on the country and then either
search by oblast or directly by first letter if you don't know the oblast.

Steve Franklin
Baltimore
http://www.lordbalto.com/


interested in doing a genealogy trip to Dubno/Rovno in late spring/early summer #ukraine

Ted Semegran
 

Subject: Interested in Genealogy Discovery trip to Dubno/Rovno
From: "Ted Semegran" <ted_semegran@hotmail.com>

My wife and I are interested in doing a genealogy discovery trip to the
Ukraine (Dubno/Rovno) and then to Slovokia (Kosice area) in late
spring/early summer 2006. If anyone had visited these areas and has any
suggestions as to places to see/persons that might be helpful in the region,
I would be more than grateful. My grandparents on my father's side came
from Dubno/village of Semegrani in the Ukraine and great grandfather on my
mothers side came >from Kosice/Lemesany area in Slovokia (then Hungary).

Ted Semegran
Searching for Semegran, Corak, Sonnenschein, Krausz, Grosz

Moderator Note: PLEASE RESPOND PRIVATELY to ted_semegran@hotmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine interested in doing a genealogy trip to Dubno/Rovno in late spring/early summer #ukraine

Ted Semegran
 

Subject: Interested in Genealogy Discovery trip to Dubno/Rovno
From: "Ted Semegran" <ted_semegran@hotmail.com>

My wife and I are interested in doing a genealogy discovery trip to the
Ukraine (Dubno/Rovno) and then to Slovokia (Kosice area) in late
spring/early summer 2006. If anyone had visited these areas and has any
suggestions as to places to see/persons that might be helpful in the region,
I would be more than grateful. My grandparents on my father's side came
from Dubno/village of Semegrani in the Ukraine and great grandfather on my
mothers side came >from Kosice/Lemesany area in Slovokia (then Hungary).

Ted Semegran
Searching for Semegran, Corak, Sonnenschein, Krausz, Grosz

Moderator Note: PLEASE RESPOND PRIVATELY to ted_semegran@hotmail.com


Kolin Lecture in Los Angeles #general

susiestree@...
 

Sunday 10 AM Oct. 30 Michael Heppner--Director of the Memorial Scrolls Trust in
London at the Westminster Synagogue will speak in West Los Angeles at University
Synagogue 11960 Sunset Blvd. He will be speaking about their rescued Holocaust
Torah >from Kolin in Bohemia, an hour east of Prague. This torah scroll is one of
over a 1000 in the United States and 1564 worldwide on permanent loan >from the
Scrolls Trust in London. The slide show and talk will last about one hour. All our
welcomed.
Susan Boyer
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kolin Lecture in Los Angeles #general

susiestree@...
 

Sunday 10 AM Oct. 30 Michael Heppner--Director of the Memorial Scrolls Trust in
London at the Westminster Synagogue will speak in West Los Angeles at University
Synagogue 11960 Sunset Blvd. He will be speaking about their rescued Holocaust
Torah >from Kolin in Bohemia, an hour east of Prague. This torah scroll is one of
over a 1000 in the United States and 1564 worldwide on permanent loan >from the
Scrolls Trust in London. The slide show and talk will last about one hour. All our
welcomed.
Susan Boyer
Los Angeles


JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, Nov 2nd Meeting #general

JGSH <jgsh@...>
 

Please join us for our next meeting:
When - Wednesday November 2, 2005
Where - Temple Anshe Sholom, 215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton
7:30 - Meet & Greet; 8PM - Speaker

We are honoured to welcome Michael Goldstein. Michael was born in Canada but now
calls Jerusalem home. His presentation is entitled "Connecting >from Afar with Your
Family in Israel" which was his presentation at this past summer's IAJGS
Conference.

Over the last century the extended mishpocha of Jews everywhere has often included
a relative who lives in Israel. Modern communication has brought us all closer,
yet technical, language and cultural barriers may provide challenges for those who
wish to connect with their Israeli cousins. Yad Vashem's online records have
provided another source of discovery, although since some of these records were
written 50 years ago it is frequently difficult to find the authors or their
descendants.

Michael plans to help us bridge the miles, locate family members and develop a
relationship with Israeli relatives who may have family data and experiences to
share. He will explore prevalent cultural and language differences and how to
understand and overcome the common reluctance of the Israeli to cooperate with
genealogical pursuits. He will present methodologies for locating Israeli family
with practical advice on manoeuvring the Israeli Ministry of the Interior, phone
book, cemeteries/hevrot kadisha and more.

We will be ready to greet you at 7:30 PM which is, of course, an excellent time to
join JGS - Hamilton & Area. Membership fees remain $25 per person.
Non-member fees remain $5.

We'd also like to remind everyone about our website at www.jgsh.org. "Hamilton
Connection" is still part of our website. On this page you can post your
requests(s) to fellow genealogists in Hamilton who may have long lost relatives in
common with you. We'd love to hear >from you!!


Hazel Sandow Boon
President
Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, Nov 2nd Meeting #general

JGSH <jgsh@...>
 

Please join us for our next meeting:
When - Wednesday November 2, 2005
Where - Temple Anshe Sholom, 215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton
7:30 - Meet & Greet; 8PM - Speaker

We are honoured to welcome Michael Goldstein. Michael was born in Canada but now
calls Jerusalem home. His presentation is entitled "Connecting >from Afar with Your
Family in Israel" which was his presentation at this past summer's IAJGS
Conference.

Over the last century the extended mishpocha of Jews everywhere has often included
a relative who lives in Israel. Modern communication has brought us all closer,
yet technical, language and cultural barriers may provide challenges for those who
wish to connect with their Israeli cousins. Yad Vashem's online records have
provided another source of discovery, although since some of these records were
written 50 years ago it is frequently difficult to find the authors or their
descendants.

Michael plans to help us bridge the miles, locate family members and develop a
relationship with Israeli relatives who may have family data and experiences to
share. He will explore prevalent cultural and language differences and how to
understand and overcome the common reluctance of the Israeli to cooperate with
genealogical pursuits. He will present methodologies for locating Israeli family
with practical advice on manoeuvring the Israeli Ministry of the Interior, phone
book, cemeteries/hevrot kadisha and more.

We will be ready to greet you at 7:30 PM which is, of course, an excellent time to
join JGS - Hamilton & Area. Membership fees remain $25 per person.
Non-member fees remain $5.

We'd also like to remind everyone about our website at www.jgsh.org. "Hamilton
Connection" is still part of our website. On this page you can post your
requests(s) to fellow genealogists in Hamilton who may have long lost relatives in
common with you. We'd love to hear >from you!!


Hazel Sandow Boon
President
Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area


LEVIN family of Manchester #unitedkingdom

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman <ravbenzi@...>
 

Shalom:

I am looking for information about my LEVIN family >from Manchester. Elias
(Eliayhu) LEVIN was born in Lithuania in approximately 1858. He is the son
of Yosef and Rose (AUG) LEVIN. Elias married Sarah FREEDMAN and they moved
to England. Until settling in Manchester, they lived in several places as
noted in the 1891 and 1901 UK censuses. Elias was an umbrella maker in
Manchester. Their children are: Miriam, Joseph, Rae, Louis, Isaac, Nathan,
Abraham and Ethel. Joseph, Rae, Louis and Isaac immigrated to America.
Abraham was killed in France in WWI. The rest stayed in the UK. Miriam
married a MELLOR. Ethel married a CAPLAN.

A cousin remembers that the family used to attend the Telzer and Kovno shul
in Manchester. I assume Elias and Sarah LEVIN are buried in the Manchester
area, perhaps in the burial grounds associated with the Telzer and Kovno
shul.

If anyone has information about this LEVIN family or information about the
Telzer and Kovno shul and any burial grounds associated with it, kindly
contact me.
Thank you.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
California, USA

LEVIN, MAYPER, MELTSNER, ROMM, WERNER, SATINSKY, RAPHAEL, AUG, MARCUS,
KANTER,
NEWMAN, NEVIAZHSKY, NUROCK, ROTHFORT, CHIPKIN, KRULL, SABSEVITZ
Rumsiskes, Novy Dvor, Zasliai, Bialystok, Manchester, New York,
Philadelphia,


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom LEVIN family of Manchester #unitedkingdom

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman <ravbenzi@...>
 

Shalom:

I am looking for information about my LEVIN family >from Manchester. Elias
(Eliayhu) LEVIN was born in Lithuania in approximately 1858. He is the son
of Yosef and Rose (AUG) LEVIN. Elias married Sarah FREEDMAN and they moved
to England. Until settling in Manchester, they lived in several places as
noted in the 1891 and 1901 UK censuses. Elias was an umbrella maker in
Manchester. Their children are: Miriam, Joseph, Rae, Louis, Isaac, Nathan,
Abraham and Ethel. Joseph, Rae, Louis and Isaac immigrated to America.
Abraham was killed in France in WWI. The rest stayed in the UK. Miriam
married a MELLOR. Ethel married a CAPLAN.

A cousin remembers that the family used to attend the Telzer and Kovno shul
in Manchester. I assume Elias and Sarah LEVIN are buried in the Manchester
area, perhaps in the burial grounds associated with the Telzer and Kovno
shul.

If anyone has information about this LEVIN family or information about the
Telzer and Kovno shul and any burial grounds associated with it, kindly
contact me.
Thank you.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
California, USA

LEVIN, MAYPER, MELTSNER, ROMM, WERNER, SATINSKY, RAPHAEL, AUG, MARCUS,
KANTER,
NEWMAN, NEVIAZHSKY, NUROCK, ROTHFORT, CHIPKIN, KRULL, SABSEVITZ
Rumsiskes, Novy Dvor, Zasliai, Bialystok, Manchester, New York,
Philadelphia,


R' Simon HALEVI SEGAL from Rogozno, Fordon #rabbinic

Orit Lavi <orit@...>
 

Dear group,

A while ago I have inquired about my ancestor, Rabbi Simon LEWI from
Fordon. Since then, and thanks to the great help of my friends in
the Hebrew forum Shorashim at Tapuz, I have discovered that Rabbi
Simon LEWI was also known as HALEVI SEGAL FEIWELMAN (also
FEIBELMAN).

He was the Rabbi of Fordon and Rogozno until his death in 1842.

Rabbi Simon Lewi was the son of Yehoshua FEIWELMAN Halevi, and a
brother to Brendel, the second wife of Akiva EGER II.

I would appreciate info regarding Simon LEWI's wife and his
relations to Rabbi Meshulam Zalman ASHKENAZI ABD Lublin:

a. Simon LEWI's book "Shaar Shimon" was published by his son (1885),
who wrote that Meshulam Zalman ASHKENAZI ABD Lublin was Simon LEWI's
father-in-law.

b. Yet in the book "Beit Meshulam", published 1905 by ASHKENAZI's
granddaughter's husband, the publisher writes that Meshulam Zalman
AHKENAZI ABD Lublin married Simon LEWI's daughter after his first
wife died.

c. A third source - Heppner's book on the Jews of Poznan - writes
that Simon LEWI >from Fordon married Ester, the daughter of
R' Matetyahu >from Kalish. (or Ralish according to my gothic
translator), in 1796.

Any suggestions how to resolve the above contradictory data would be
most welcome. And of course, any info on the above Simon LEWI, his
father Yehusha FEIWELMAN, and R' Matetyahu >from Kalish/Ralish would
be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Orit Lavi
Tsukey-Yam, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Simon HALEVI SEGAL from Rogozno, Fordon #rabbinic

Orit Lavi <orit@...>
 

Dear group,

A while ago I have inquired about my ancestor, Rabbi Simon LEWI from
Fordon. Since then, and thanks to the great help of my friends in
the Hebrew forum Shorashim at Tapuz, I have discovered that Rabbi
Simon LEWI was also known as HALEVI SEGAL FEIWELMAN (also
FEIBELMAN).

He was the Rabbi of Fordon and Rogozno until his death in 1842.

Rabbi Simon Lewi was the son of Yehoshua FEIWELMAN Halevi, and a
brother to Brendel, the second wife of Akiva EGER II.

I would appreciate info regarding Simon LEWI's wife and his
relations to Rabbi Meshulam Zalman ASHKENAZI ABD Lublin:

a. Simon LEWI's book "Shaar Shimon" was published by his son (1885),
who wrote that Meshulam Zalman ASHKENAZI ABD Lublin was Simon LEWI's
father-in-law.

b. Yet in the book "Beit Meshulam", published 1905 by ASHKENAZI's
granddaughter's husband, the publisher writes that Meshulam Zalman
AHKENAZI ABD Lublin married Simon LEWI's daughter after his first
wife died.

c. A third source - Heppner's book on the Jews of Poznan - writes
that Simon LEWI >from Fordon married Ester, the daughter of
R' Matetyahu >from Kalish. (or Ralish according to my gothic
translator), in 1796.

Any suggestions how to resolve the above contradictory data would be
most welcome. And of course, any info on the above Simon LEWI, his
father Yehusha FEIWELMAN, and R' Matetyahu >from Kalish/Ralish would
be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Orit Lavi
Tsukey-Yam, Israel


Vital Records Indexing Project - Corporate Matching Funds #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The company you work for may have a matching grant program. The LitvakSIG
Vital Records Indexing (VRI) Project has just received a matching grant
from a Fortune 500 company because the individual who made a contribution
to the VRI project had the presence of mind to seek out matching funds >from
the corporation. If anyone who has contributed this year or plans on
contributing in the near future works for a corporation which has a matching
grants program for non-profit causes, please solicit the matching funds >from
the company. These are monies available to us only if one pursues them. The
SIG itself cannot do this however, the individual making the contribution
must make the claim. If your company does have a matching grant program,
make sure the check specifies the VRI project and the town for which it
applies or has some reference to the individual making the original
donation.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vital Records Indexing Project - Corporate Matching Funds #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The company you work for may have a matching grant program. The LitvakSIG
Vital Records Indexing (VRI) Project has just received a matching grant
from a Fortune 500 company because the individual who made a contribution
to the VRI project had the presence of mind to seek out matching funds >from
the corporation. If anyone who has contributed this year or plans on
contributing in the near future works for a corporation which has a matching
grants program for non-profit causes, please solicit the matching funds >from
the company. These are monies available to us only if one pursues them. The
SIG itself cannot do this however, the individual making the contribution
must make the claim. If your company does have a matching grant program,
make sure the check specifies the VRI project and the town for which it
applies or has some reference to the individual making the original
donation.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Re: Patterns of moving from one town to another #lithuania

ralph salinger <salinger@...>
 

Dear Kind LITVAKSIG readers,

I have been following this thread with great interest and I would like to
add what little knowledge I have.

I seem to have misplaced the original thread but I believe it referred to
the Suwalki area.

I have been researching this area off and on now for around 25 years ! I
have used the LDS records
kindly researched by Mr. Alex Freiedlander of New York.

My conclusions are as follows:

1] Suwalki was a monastery prior to the Third Division of Poland in 1795
when this area became part of New East Prussia

2] The new Prussian administration of New East Prussia decided to build a
garrison town here.

3] Despite their traditional negative attitudes to Jews the Prussian
administration realized that a Jewish commercial presence in the new
town of Suwalki would be of benefit and thus Jews were encouraged to settle
and build houses of stone. I have seen somewhere
a document that deals with the granting of loans to Jews who were prepared
to build in stone !

4] Many of the original [post 1795] settlers in Suwalki and in the
surrounding areas were young Jews who saw their chance to
improve their condition - certainly some of the Jews came >from the villages
in the Netze Valley [particularly Krojanke and Flatow]

5] These were villages that had become part of West Prussia in 1772 with the
First Partition of Poland, here the Jews had become acquainted
with the Prussian administration as well as being neighbours to German
farmers in this area.

6] Their route was Krojanke/Flatow .....> Lyck........> Lomza.......>
Suwalki and some later moved into Southern Lithuania.

My main sources for these 'theories' are the early LDS records for Suwalki
and Lomza that list my ancestors having come >from Krojanke in Prussia.
Also I have used material in the "new Suwalki Yiskor Book" "Jewish
Community Book Suwalki and Vininity" published by Yair -Abraham Stern
Publishing House 1989 new edition 1999, edited by Yehuda Alaclay.

I shall look forward so very much to any thoughts you may have.

With kindest regards >from Kfar Ruppin, Israel.

Ralph Salinger
salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Patterns of moving from one town to another #lithuania

ralph salinger <salinger@...>
 

Dear Kind LITVAKSIG readers,

I have been following this thread with great interest and I would like to
add what little knowledge I have.

I seem to have misplaced the original thread but I believe it referred to
the Suwalki area.

I have been researching this area off and on now for around 25 years ! I
have used the LDS records
kindly researched by Mr. Alex Freiedlander of New York.

My conclusions are as follows:

1] Suwalki was a monastery prior to the Third Division of Poland in 1795
when this area became part of New East Prussia

2] The new Prussian administration of New East Prussia decided to build a
garrison town here.

3] Despite their traditional negative attitudes to Jews the Prussian
administration realized that a Jewish commercial presence in the new
town of Suwalki would be of benefit and thus Jews were encouraged to settle
and build houses of stone. I have seen somewhere
a document that deals with the granting of loans to Jews who were prepared
to build in stone !

4] Many of the original [post 1795] settlers in Suwalki and in the
surrounding areas were young Jews who saw their chance to
improve their condition - certainly some of the Jews came >from the villages
in the Netze Valley [particularly Krojanke and Flatow]

5] These were villages that had become part of West Prussia in 1772 with the
First Partition of Poland, here the Jews had become acquainted
with the Prussian administration as well as being neighbours to German
farmers in this area.

6] Their route was Krojanke/Flatow .....> Lyck........> Lomza.......>
Suwalki and some later moved into Southern Lithuania.

My main sources for these 'theories' are the early LDS records for Suwalki
and Lomza that list my ancestors having come >from Krojanke in Prussia.
Also I have used material in the "new Suwalki Yiskor Book" "Jewish
Community Book Suwalki and Vininity" published by Yair -Abraham Stern
Publishing House 1989 new edition 1999, edited by Yehuda Alaclay.

I shall look forward so very much to any thoughts you may have.

With kindest regards >from Kfar Ruppin, Israel.

Ralph Salinger
salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


Are two records the same person? #lithuania

Robert Shustack <rshustack@...>
 

In a search of the ALD I found 2 records in the 1875 Tax and Voters Lists,
from the same shtetl, "Girsh SHUSTAK son of Berko" and "Girshko SHUSTAK son
of Berko." Are these records more likely duplicate entries, or two different
people? It seems unlikely there would be 2 different people with the same
name, having different fathers with the same name, in the same village.


Bob Shustack
Montreal, Canada

Researching: BASS, Wien; BRAUDE, Vabalninkas (Lith); GRAF, Wien,
Mikulov (Cz); GROTTE, Mlada Boleslav (Cz); HELLER, Wien, Kopidlno, Licno
(Cz);
KOBLER, Wien; MOSCOVITCH, Russia; REICHNER, Wien; ROMAN,
Wien; SCHIFFMANN, Berlin; SCHLANGER, (Lith); SCHWARZ, Mikulov
(Cz); SEIDEL, Vabalninkas (Lith); SHUSTACK, Shchuchyn (Bel);
STRASS, Mlada Boleslav (Cz); TOCH, Wien; WAGNER, Russia; WINTERSTEIN, Wien.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The entries cited in the above message come >from the
1875 alphabetical list of Jewish men in the Lida District, which is created
from other records. It does contain some duplicate entries, so it is likely
that both entries for Girsh SHUSTAK are for the same person.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Are two records the same person? #lithuania

Robert Shustack <rshustack@...>
 

In a search of the ALD I found 2 records in the 1875 Tax and Voters Lists,
from the same shtetl, "Girsh SHUSTAK son of Berko" and "Girshko SHUSTAK son
of Berko." Are these records more likely duplicate entries, or two different
people? It seems unlikely there would be 2 different people with the same
name, having different fathers with the same name, in the same village.


Bob Shustack
Montreal, Canada

Researching: BASS, Wien; BRAUDE, Vabalninkas (Lith); GRAF, Wien,
Mikulov (Cz); GROTTE, Mlada Boleslav (Cz); HELLER, Wien, Kopidlno, Licno
(Cz);
KOBLER, Wien; MOSCOVITCH, Russia; REICHNER, Wien; ROMAN,
Wien; SCHIFFMANN, Berlin; SCHLANGER, (Lith); SCHWARZ, Mikulov
(Cz); SEIDEL, Vabalninkas (Lith); SHUSTACK, Shchuchyn (Bel);
STRASS, Mlada Boleslav (Cz); TOCH, Wien; WAGNER, Russia; WINTERSTEIN, Wien.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The entries cited in the above message come >from the
1875 alphabetical list of Jewish men in the Lida District, which is created
from other records. It does contain some duplicate entries, so it is likely
that both entries for Girsh SHUSTAK are for the same person.