Date   

Brick Wall #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<<From: Adiva Bloch <asb4205@gmail.com>
I received the following letter >from the Lithuanian State Historical
Archives and I don't know where to go next:
"Thank you for the message of June 21, 2005 in which you make inquiry
for the birth records of people >from Lithuania. We are not able to help
you with the birth record of Jankelis Blacheris born in 1902 in Seta. We
have checked the birth records of Plunge Jewish Community for the period
1910-1913, but could not find the birth record of Raze (Roza, Rauze)
Rostovskaite (Rostovski). We have checked the birth records 1854-1857
of Seredzius Jewish Community, but could not find the birth record of
Hyman (Khaim or Chaim) Press. We regret that we were not able to help
you in your matter."

Does this mean I have hit a brick wall? Can I not find out (especially
about Raze and Jankelis) who their parents were? I am not sure where to
go or what to do now to find this information.>>

Since the Historical Archive is eleven months behind on research of Jewish
records, you are fortunate to receive a response in two months. You only
asked the archive to search for vital records. I suggest you request a
search of all types of records, particularly revision lists, family lists,
etc.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Brick Wall #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<<From: Adiva Bloch <asb4205@gmail.com>
I received the following letter >from the Lithuanian State Historical
Archives and I don't know where to go next:
"Thank you for the message of June 21, 2005 in which you make inquiry
for the birth records of people >from Lithuania. We are not able to help
you with the birth record of Jankelis Blacheris born in 1902 in Seta. We
have checked the birth records of Plunge Jewish Community for the period
1910-1913, but could not find the birth record of Raze (Roza, Rauze)
Rostovskaite (Rostovski). We have checked the birth records 1854-1857
of Seredzius Jewish Community, but could not find the birth record of
Hyman (Khaim or Chaim) Press. We regret that we were not able to help
you in your matter."

Does this mean I have hit a brick wall? Can I not find out (especially
about Raze and Jankelis) who their parents were? I am not sure where to
go or what to do now to find this information.>>

Since the Historical Archive is eleven months behind on research of Jewish
records, you are fortunate to receive a response in two months. You only
asked the archive to search for vital records. I suggest you request a
search of all types of records, particularly revision lists, family lists,
etc.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@aol.com


Jews of Long Island #general

Stephen Mednick <jewishgen@...>
 

For those of you who have their roots there on Long Island, you may find the
following story of interest:

http://tinyurl.com/e3d2q


Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews of Long Island #general

Stephen Mednick <jewishgen@...>
 

For those of you who have their roots there on Long Island, you may find the
following story of interest:

http://tinyurl.com/e3d2q


Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


Responses to Queries #general

RENEEP8546@...
 

I have been following the discussion about courtesy with interest; I
have always tried to answer every response at least personally.
Recently, however, I have sent e-mails through the FTJP querying the
person who put their info online. I received a helpful response >from one
person, and am most appreciative. Another, although the date of the
information was recent, never responded. I even re-sent it thinking they
might not have received it. Again, no response. At the risk of invoking
an old joke, I assumed that someone who went to the trouble of putting
information online would be interested in communicating with others who were
interested.

Thank you for listening (or reading).
Cordially,
Renee Payne

Searching:
BENHAIM,SERFATY,ABECASSIS Marrakech
HADIDA Mogador
JACOBOWITZ Sanok
WEISS Ungvar


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Responses to Queries #general

RENEEP8546@...
 

I have been following the discussion about courtesy with interest; I
have always tried to answer every response at least personally.
Recently, however, I have sent e-mails through the FTJP querying the
person who put their info online. I received a helpful response >from one
person, and am most appreciative. Another, although the date of the
information was recent, never responded. I even re-sent it thinking they
might not have received it. Again, no response. At the risk of invoking
an old joke, I assumed that someone who went to the trouble of putting
information online would be interested in communicating with others who were
interested.

Thank you for listening (or reading).
Cordially,
Renee Payne

Searching:
BENHAIM,SERFATY,ABECASSIS Marrakech
HADIDA Mogador
JACOBOWITZ Sanok
WEISS Ungvar


Thank You: Rosa Wernicky family in McAllen, Texas #general

Adam Richter
 

Dear Genners,

I want to thank you for responding to my search for Rosa Wernicky family in
McAllen, Texas.

I was able to get in touch with the family.

Thank you for you assistance.

Sincerely

Adam Richter

CHAJET - Miedzyrzec Podlaski, RYCHTER- Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Area),

GRUSZNIEWSKI – Lomza, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Terespol nad Bugiem, Bresc nad
Bugiem.

SUSZCZYK - Lomza


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank You: Rosa Wernicky family in McAllen, Texas #general

Adam Richter
 

Dear Genners,

I want to thank you for responding to my search for Rosa Wernicky family in
McAllen, Texas.

I was able to get in touch with the family.

Thank you for you assistance.

Sincerely

Adam Richter

CHAJET - Miedzyrzec Podlaski, RYCHTER- Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Area),

GRUSZNIEWSKI – Lomza, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Terespol nad Bugiem, Bresc nad
Bugiem.

SUSZCZYK - Lomza


Translation of Birth Record of PEJSACH LEW - VM 6790 #general

Marv Brooks <lakebenj@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I am requesting assistance in translation of a Russian birth record
(1872) for Pejsach LEW of Wysokie Mazowieckie.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6790

Pejsach was the son of Chonko and Dwerja (Dora) LEW. He came to
Buffalo, NY with his wife Brina Ida LIPSHITZ in 1890's. The family name
was LEVIN in the US. Children of Peter and Brina were Samuel (1889),
Hanna (1893), Harry (1896), Sara (1900), Mine (1902) and Herman (1905).

Please respond to me privately. Thanks in advance you for your help.

Marvin Brooks
Philadelphia

Searching: LIPSHITZ, LIN (Wysokie Mazowieckie), VAIN (LIda), BRUCK,
GUREVITZ (Mogilev)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation of Birth Record of PEJSACH LEW - VM 6790 #general

Marv Brooks <lakebenj@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I am requesting assistance in translation of a Russian birth record
(1872) for Pejsach LEW of Wysokie Mazowieckie.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6790

Pejsach was the son of Chonko and Dwerja (Dora) LEW. He came to
Buffalo, NY with his wife Brina Ida LIPSHITZ in 1890's. The family name
was LEVIN in the US. Children of Peter and Brina were Samuel (1889),
Hanna (1893), Harry (1896), Sara (1900), Mine (1902) and Herman (1905).

Please respond to me privately. Thanks in advance you for your help.

Marvin Brooks
Philadelphia

Searching: LIPSHITZ, LIN (Wysokie Mazowieckie), VAIN (LIda), BRUCK,
GUREVITZ (Mogilev)


Country Communities Book Vol 2 #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Further to my message about the new publication, I have been given
additional postage costs of the book for other countries:

Canada : airmail : R356,05 surface mail: R115,10

Netherlands : airmail: R295,90 surface mail: R144, 30

Australia : airmail : R356,05 surface mail: R115,10

Israel : airmail : R316,10 surface mail: R152,20

Any queries and orders to museum@beyachad.co.za

1. Purchased direct >from SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth offices - R365

2. Postage & packaging in South Africa - R30.50

3. Postage & packaging to the USA - add R146 for surface mail or R390.45
airmail

4. Postage & packaging to the UK - add R146,30 for surface mail or R297.90
airmail

5. R6 for Insurance - this is optional

Postage prices for other countries will be obtained in response to relevant
enquiries.

Anyone wishing to purchase a book should either e-mail SA Friends of Beth
Hatefutsoth museum@beyachad.co.za or phone (+27)-(0)11-645-2598.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Country Communities Book Vol 2 #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Further to my message about the new publication, I have been given
additional postage costs of the book for other countries:

Canada : airmail : R356,05 surface mail: R115,10

Netherlands : airmail: R295,90 surface mail: R144, 30

Australia : airmail : R356,05 surface mail: R115,10

Israel : airmail : R316,10 surface mail: R152,20

Any queries and orders to museum@beyachad.co.za

1. Purchased direct >from SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth offices - R365

2. Postage & packaging in South Africa - R30.50

3. Postage & packaging to the USA - add R146 for surface mail or R390.45
airmail

4. Postage & packaging to the UK - add R146,30 for surface mail or R297.90
airmail

5. R6 for Insurance - this is optional

Postage prices for other countries will be obtained in response to relevant
enquiries.

Anyone wishing to purchase a book should either e-mail SA Friends of Beth
Hatefutsoth museum@beyachad.co.za or phone (+27)-(0)11-645-2598.


Search For Terespol Coordinator #general

Adam Richter
 

Dear Genners,

I need to get in touch with coordinator of Terespol nad bugiem.

Looking thru Google I have located listing >from 1848 thru 1903 of Terespol.

The list name’s my mother mother’s family GRUSZNIEWSKI.

I need to know >from what Archive that list came >from and if there is any
more information on that name. My mother’s, mother father was born in
Terespol in 1865.

Please contact me privately.

Sincerely

Adam Richter

CHAJET - Miedzyrzec Podlaski, RYCHTER – Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Area),

GRUSZNIEWSKI – Lomza, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Terespol nad Bugiem, Bresc nad
Bugiem.

SUSZCZYK - Lomza


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Search For Terespol Coordinator #general

Adam Richter
 

Dear Genners,

I need to get in touch with coordinator of Terespol nad bugiem.

Looking thru Google I have located listing >from 1848 thru 1903 of Terespol.

The list name’s my mother mother’s family GRUSZNIEWSKI.

I need to know >from what Archive that list came >from and if there is any
more information on that name. My mother’s, mother father was born in
Terespol in 1865.

Please contact me privately.

Sincerely

Adam Richter

CHAJET - Miedzyrzec Podlaski, RYCHTER – Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Area),

GRUSZNIEWSKI – Lomza, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Terespol nad Bugiem, Bresc nad
Bugiem.

SUSZCZYK - Lomza


Best approach to determining port of entry to US #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

What would be the best approach to determining where a specific person
entered the US? What documents (death certificate, etc.) would be of
the most asistance. It seemed that my Great Grandfather spelled his
name, both first and last, no less than 7 different ways. I have had
no success using Ellis Island records using various spellings, and
what I believe is his departure town to no avail, and will use
[a commercial site - name removed by the moderator] at the local lib. on
Friday to search Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, etc.

This failing, what documents would be most helpful, if any?

Howie


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Best approach to determining port of entry to US #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

What would be the best approach to determining where a specific person
entered the US? What documents (death certificate, etc.) would be of
the most asistance. It seemed that my Great Grandfather spelled his
name, both first and last, no less than 7 different ways. I have had
no success using Ellis Island records using various spellings, and
what I believe is his departure town to no avail, and will use
[a commercial site - name removed by the moderator] at the local lib. on
Friday to search Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, etc.

This failing, what documents would be most helpful, if any?

Howie


GERTCHIKOFF #general

dotvic <dotvic@...>
 

*Wow*, was that fast! I got back a bunch of info on Ellix GERTCHIKOFF. More
than I even asked for. I've already thanked my wonderful "cousin" for this.

Now, I need a website for maps. I want to look up Ellix's hometown of
Dobrianka Mogilov Russia. Any help I can get would be fantastic.

Dorothy AUERBACH Rivers
Tucson, Arizona USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GERTCHIKOFF #general

dotvic <dotvic@...>
 

*Wow*, was that fast! I got back a bunch of info on Ellix GERTCHIKOFF. More
than I even asked for. I've already thanked my wonderful "cousin" for this.

Now, I need a website for maps. I want to look up Ellix's hometown of
Dobrianka Mogilov Russia. Any help I can get would be fantastic.

Dorothy AUERBACH Rivers
Tucson, Arizona USA


Re: Seeking Death Place For Isadore Rakoff-New Montefiore Cemetery-6/14/1938 #general

bxzi@...
 

Hello To All

I am trying to get a death record for a great-great-uncle of mine, but
am having trouble. His name was Isadore RAKOFF. He was brother to my
great-grandfather David RAKOFF. I have found out that Isadore is buried
along with his son in New Montefiore Cemetery in Suffolk County New
York. I also have his date of death provided by the
cemetery(6/14/1938), But they could not provide the place of death. I
am assuming he died in new york, since he is buried in New york, but
that is not always the case. I am seeking help >from anyone who might be
able to help me in this area. He was 50 years of age when he died, and
was originally >from russia.

Sarah Greenberg
sacredsisters3@aol.com
Sarah:

I'm just trying to think where I would begin. Have you tried
contacting the cemetery and explain what you are looking for? Perhaps
they would have some sort of record or could direct you further.

You could also try contacting the New York City Department of Records--
Vital Records. (Put that term into Google.) I believe they have all
death records in the 5 boroughs. They would probably be able to tell
you whether your great-great uncle died in New York City. If so, I
believe there are forms which would enable you to order a death
certificate even by mail.

I hope your search is succesful.

Brooke Morris
bxzi@yahoo.com


Re: Pun-yah Surname {in the UK and Australia} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

To continue with mysterious name which sounds like
PUN-YAH but which we now know comes >from Lithuania and
and Bialystok: Alex Sharon tells us that there are two
entries for PUNIA (exact spelling) in the Jri-Pl
database in Bialystok, Grodno Guberniya, 1870 and that
Punia is the name of two towns in Lithuania, located
some 50 miles WSW >from Vilna. Ruth Hyman zeroed in on
a town called Puni in the Troki district (common in
Tel'shi, Shavli, Riga, Zhitomir) and now we have even
heard >from the PUNYA family who have transformed into
Becker, because of a misundertanding on Ellis Island.

Different versions of the name are appearing out of
the woodwork all over the world: I decided to follow
one established Litvak emigration trail to the UK then
to S. Africa [or directly to S. Africa] and thence to
Australia. I have found five PUNIA in Australia so
far, listed in the white pages. But here is the *piece de
resistance* - an early PUNIER listed in the 1881
census of England and Wales - and obviously Jewish:

Lewis PUNIER born 1833 in Prussia and a Jeweller
was a widower, living with his son-in-law, a tailor
called Henry HYMAN at 47 Hill St, Birmingham, Warwick.


Henry HYMAN age 22 Head born in Birmigham - Tailor;
Hannah HYMAN age 22 Wife born in Plymouth - Tailoress;

Lewis PUNIER age 48 Wife's father born in Prussia;
Jennie PUNIER age 19 Wife's sister born in Plymouth, a
dressmaker.

So Lewis [probably Loeb] emigrated to Plymouth
sometime in the 1850s, where his two daughters, Jenny
and Hannah were born. Plymouth in Devon, had a very
old-established Jewish community.

Somewhere in the UK there may be PUNIER descendants
and they may be called HYMAN; if Hannah's sister Jenny
married, there would be further PUNIER descendants.
There is tailoring HYMAN family in Birmingham in the
1891 and 1901 censuses that at first glance appears to
be the same - but there are also discrepancies so I
have not taken them into account; I feel that perhaps
our family emigrated again.

Large tracts of Lithuania, North of the River Bug fell
into Prussian hands between 1795 and 1807, [New East
Prussia - Third Partition] so our British Lewis PUNIER
born in Prussia, may indeed be related to the
Lithuanian PUNYA tribe.

We now have a nice little "orphan" family tree
stretching back to 1833 without any 2005 takers so
far!

And as a further piece of information, I hear that
*Punya* was a code word used for the Czar and for
Russia too, by the Jews of Czarist times. Does anyone
know more about this and any literary sources?

BTW, PUNYER is also bona-fide British name, mainly
based in Kent.

Celia Male [U.K.]