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Re: Brick Wall #unitedkingdom

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I doubt that you have reached a brick wall as you did not mention what
resources you have tapped other than the Archives.

In addition, you made the slight error of asking only for birth records from
the Archives. You should have asked for a search of your family name for
the shtetls you mentioned. In that way, the Archives would have searched
for birth, marriage and death records which often give you the information
you require.

However, try looking at http://www.rtrfoundation.org/archdta.html, which is
Miriam Weiner's web site, to see what years are available for records for
the shtetls you are interested in.

In addition, you should look at the All-Lithuania Database to see if your
family names are reflected in the various records contained there.

Have you contacted those listed in the JGFF with your family names? Perhaps
they have the very information you are searching for. In addition, there
are the ShtetLinks for your ancestral shtetls that probably have information
for you.

You neglected to mention where your family came to after they left Lithuania
or where you live now which would help in sorting out what other resources
might be available to you that you haven't tapped into yet.

Never say brick wall!!!!

Good luck!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Brick wall #lithuania

Irene K. <impromptus2002@...>
 

The answer is to Adiva Bloch's question:
"Does this mean I have hit a brick wall? Can I not
find out (especially about Raze and Jankelis) who
their parents were?"

What to do in case of missing birth registration?
The only possibility to find the parents of ancestor
in search is to look the entire family in
Revision/Family lists. Also, if you know his/her
siblings it is worth to try to find their birth
registrations (obviously if birth records for their
years of birth exist).

Archive usually doesn't provide any idea. They make a
search of what a researcher has asked.

Please, contact me privately for further information.

Irene Kudish
Tel-Aviv - Vilnius
researcher/translator


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Brick Wall #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I doubt that you have reached a brick wall as you did not mention what
resources you have tapped other than the Archives.

In addition, you made the slight error of asking only for birth records from
the Archives. You should have asked for a search of your family name for
the shtetls you mentioned. In that way, the Archives would have searched
for birth, marriage and death records which often give you the information
you require.

However, try looking at http://www.rtrfoundation.org/archdta.html, which is
Miriam Weiner's web site, to see what years are available for records for
the shtetls you are interested in.

In addition, you should look at the All-Lithuania Database to see if your
family names are reflected in the various records contained there.

Have you contacted those listed in the JGFF with your family names? Perhaps
they have the very information you are searching for. In addition, there
are the ShtetLinks for your ancestral shtetls that probably have information
for you.

You neglected to mention where your family came to after they left Lithuania
or where you live now which would help in sorting out what other resources
might be available to you that you haven't tapped into yet.

Never say brick wall!!!!

Good luck!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Brick wall #lithuania

Irene K. <impromptus2002@...>
 

The answer is to Adiva Bloch's question:
"Does this mean I have hit a brick wall? Can I not
find out (especially about Raze and Jankelis) who
their parents were?"

What to do in case of missing birth registration?
The only possibility to find the parents of ancestor
in search is to look the entire family in
Revision/Family lists. Also, if you know his/her
siblings it is worth to try to find their birth
registrations (obviously if birth records for their
years of birth exist).

Archive usually doesn't provide any idea. They make a
search of what a researcher has asked.

Please, contact me privately for further information.

Irene Kudish
Tel-Aviv - Vilnius
researcher/translator


To all SAKIAI (SHAKI/SZAKI) descendants #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

To all SAKIAI (SHAKI/SZAKI) descendants:

The descendents of this shtetl are invited to join a
contributions drive to get the vital records
transcribed.

Any sum you are able to contribute >from $25 and up,
will be gladly accepted to start the ball rolling.

The records are there waiting. They include birth
records for the years 1842-1847, 1857-1864, 1864-1877,
1878-1887, marriage records for 1885-1911 and death
records for the years 1892-1907.

Contributions should be sent to:

LitvakSIG, Inc.
File 50194
Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194

It is advisable to use a Vital Records Indexing
Project donor form which is available either >from Joel
Ratner joelrat1@hotmail.com or Richard Hoffman,
LitvakSIG Treasurer at
litvaksigmembership@earthlink.net

Donors contributing at least $100 will receive the
translations of the vital records for Sakiai as Excel
spreadsheets when they are completed.

People who donate less than $100 get to view the
translations via the ALD. However, one can contribute
in stages such that a total of $100 is accumulated
over time. Typically, 2-3 installments accruing to
$100 over a year or two is common and four
installments of $25 over two years has been observed
on other shtetls.

Regards

Angie Elfassi
Sakiai Shtetl Coordinator


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania To all SAKIAI (SHAKI/SZAKI) descendants #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

To all SAKIAI (SHAKI/SZAKI) descendants:

The descendents of this shtetl are invited to join a
contributions drive to get the vital records
transcribed.

Any sum you are able to contribute >from $25 and up,
will be gladly accepted to start the ball rolling.

The records are there waiting. They include birth
records for the years 1842-1847, 1857-1864, 1864-1877,
1878-1887, marriage records for 1885-1911 and death
records for the years 1892-1907.

Contributions should be sent to:

LitvakSIG, Inc.
File 50194
Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194

It is advisable to use a Vital Records Indexing
Project donor form which is available either >from Joel
Ratner joelrat1@hotmail.com or Richard Hoffman,
LitvakSIG Treasurer at
litvaksigmembership@earthlink.net

Donors contributing at least $100 will receive the
translations of the vital records for Sakiai as Excel
spreadsheets when they are completed.

People who donate less than $100 get to view the
translations via the ALD. However, one can contribute
in stages such that a total of $100 is accumulated
over time. Typically, 2-3 installments accruing to
$100 over a year or two is common and four
installments of $25 over two years has been observed
on other shtetls.

Regards

Angie Elfassi
Sakiai Shtetl Coordinator


Re: Simha Binim/Bunim/Bonim -- and Boim #poland

Jrbaston
 

Professor Esterson wrote:

<< The names Binem, Buna, Bunami, Bunem, Bunma and other similar
names are Yiddish names which were widely used by European Jews as
kinuim for several Hebrew names: Binyamin, Shmueyl, and Simcha in
Poland (and Germany, and some other countries). >>

Let me add one more -- Boim. This is a first name found
in my KONOPIATY family and paired with Simcha, which
led me to make the connection with Bunem and Benjamin
in other records for this individual.

Thanks to JRI-Poland's new search system which enables
a search by given name, I have been able to search for the
first name Boim, and see that it occured mainly in the area
where my family lived (164 results >from Siedlce Gubernia,
72 >from Warszawa Gubernia and 57 >from Lomza Gubernia, as
opposed to only 7 >from Plock, 3 >from Lublin, 2 >from Kielce
and 1 >from Piotrokow.)

Also evident is that in a number of listings, Boim is paired
with Simcha.

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


JRI Poland #Poland Re:Simha Binim/Bunim/Bonim -- and Boim #poland

Jrbaston
 

Professor Esterson wrote:

<< The names Binem, Buna, Bunami, Bunem, Bunma and other similar
names are Yiddish names which were widely used by European Jews as
kinuim for several Hebrew names: Binyamin, Shmueyl, and Simcha in
Poland (and Germany, and some other countries). >>

Let me add one more -- Boim. This is a first name found
in my KONOPIATY family and paired with Simcha, which
led me to make the connection with Bunem and Benjamin
in other records for this individual.

Thanks to JRI-Poland's new search system which enables
a search by given name, I have been able to search for the
first name Boim, and see that it occured mainly in the area
where my family lived (164 results >from Siedlce Gubernia,
72 >from Warszawa Gubernia and 57 >from Lomza Gubernia, as
opposed to only 7 >from Plock, 3 >from Lublin, 2 >from Kielce
and 1 >from Piotrokow.)

Also evident is that in a number of listings, Boim is paired
with Simcha.

Judy Baston
San Francisco, CA


Given name: Bonna? Danzig? #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am trying to find the origins of Bonna Hirsch who was born in
Danzig approx. 1775, she died in Denmark in 1855. I have not been
able to find out >from what name "Bonna" is derived. My guess is that
it would have been Bune (or variants).

Has anyone else come across the name Bonna? It is not a usual Danish
or Danish-Yiddish/Hebrew name. I thing that she is the only one with
that name, and it is on her tombstone, so it has not been miswritte/
-typed.

Hopefully yours


Elsebeth Paikin, President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
&
SIG Coordinator and webmaster:
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


JRI Poland #Poland Given name: Bonna? Danzig? #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I am trying to find the origins of Bonna Hirsch who was born in
Danzig approx. 1775, she died in Denmark in 1855. I have not been
able to find out >from what name "Bonna" is derived. My guess is that
it would have been Bune (or variants).

Has anyone else come across the name Bonna? It is not a usual Danish
or Danish-Yiddish/Hebrew name. I thing that she is the only one with
that name, and it is on her tombstone, so it has not been miswritte/
-typed.

Hopefully yours


Elsebeth Paikin, President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Denmark:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-denmark/
&
SIG Coordinator and webmaster:
JewishGen's Scandinavia SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk


Re: Philadelphia Arrival Records #general

Mark Halpern
 

Although the Moderator asked for private responses, I think the
information below will be of interest to other Philadelphia researchers.

In addition to the Philadelphia arrival records available through the
Mid-Eastern Branch of the National Archives, the LDS Family History
Library and a commercial Genealogy website, Philadelphia has other
records related to passengers immigrating >from Europe to the US.

The port cities in the US offered so-called "ethnic" or "immigrant"
banks, conveniently located in Jewish neighborhoods where newly-arrived
immigrants tended to settle. These banks were commercial enterprises
where recent immigrants could save money and arrange to purchase
steamship tickets to bring their families to the US. In Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, HIAS preserved the original records of four immigrant
banks formerly operating in the city. To our knowledge, no other such
records have survived, either in Philadelphia or in any of the other
port cities.

Two of these ethnic bank sets of records -- Blitzstein Bank and Lipshutz
Bank -- have been indexed by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Philadelphia and can be searched >from the JewishGen All USA database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/. For more information about
these collections, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/PhilaBlitzstein.htm and
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/PhilaLipshutz.htm.

Mark Halpern
President, Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

----- Original Message -----

Does anyone have access to the Philadelphia arrival records or is going
to research them?

I want to know if there is a record of Shmuel/Sam MANDELBAUM arriving in
or around 1915, originally >from Poland.

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.>>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Philadelphia Arrival Records #general

Mark Halpern
 

Although the Moderator asked for private responses, I think the
information below will be of interest to other Philadelphia researchers.

In addition to the Philadelphia arrival records available through the
Mid-Eastern Branch of the National Archives, the LDS Family History
Library and a commercial Genealogy website, Philadelphia has other
records related to passengers immigrating >from Europe to the US.

The port cities in the US offered so-called "ethnic" or "immigrant"
banks, conveniently located in Jewish neighborhoods where newly-arrived
immigrants tended to settle. These banks were commercial enterprises
where recent immigrants could save money and arrange to purchase
steamship tickets to bring their families to the US. In Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, HIAS preserved the original records of four immigrant
banks formerly operating in the city. To our knowledge, no other such
records have survived, either in Philadelphia or in any of the other
port cities.

Two of these ethnic bank sets of records -- Blitzstein Bank and Lipshutz
Bank -- have been indexed by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Philadelphia and can be searched >from the JewishGen All USA database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/. For more information about
these collections, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/PhilaBlitzstein.htm and
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/PhilaLipshutz.htm.

Mark Halpern
President, Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

----- Original Message -----

Does anyone have access to the Philadelphia arrival records or is going
to research them?

I want to know if there is a record of Shmuel/Sam MANDELBAUM arriving in
or around 1915, originally >from Poland.

Doug Mason
Melbourne
Australia
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.>>>


Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery #general

Israel P
 

If anyone is planning to visit the Washington Hebrew Congregation
Cemetery (1308 Alabama Ave. SE) in the coming weeks, I have two graves I
would like to have photographed. The graves are together and I have what
is supposed to be a precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz


Mt Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale NY #general

Israel P
 

If anyone is planning to visit the Mt Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale NY in the coming
weeks, I have three graves I would like to have photographed. The
graves are not far >from one another and I have what are supposed to be
precise locations.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery #general

Israel P
 

If anyone is planning to visit the Washington Hebrew Congregation
Cemetery (1308 Alabama Ave. SE) in the coming weeks, I have two graves I
would like to have photographed. The graves are together and I have what
is supposed to be a precise location.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale NY #general

Israel P
 

If anyone is planning to visit the Mt Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale NY in the coming
weeks, I have three graves I would like to have photographed. The
graves are not far >from one another and I have what are supposed to be
precise locations.

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz


Re: Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center #general

Susan CHECKMAN <phillysuz@...>
 

Found this online. Part of the Red Cross, the group moved in June 2004.

Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center
4800 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Phone: (410) 624-2090
Fax: (410) 764-7664
Email: hwvtc@arc-cmc.org

Suzie Checkman
Philadelphia, PA

"meretz" < meretz@netvision.net.il > wrote :

Does anyone know the E mail address of the Holocaust and War Victims Tracing
Center at Baltimore, MD? (The snail mail address is known to me). Thanks.
Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center #general

Susan CHECKMAN <phillysuz@...>
 

Found this online. Part of the Red Cross, the group moved in June 2004.

Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center
4800 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Phone: (410) 624-2090
Fax: (410) 764-7664
Email: hwvtc@arc-cmc.org

Suzie Checkman
Philadelphia, PA

"meretz" < meretz@netvision.net.il > wrote :

Does anyone know the E mail address of the Holocaust and War Victims Tracing
Center at Baltimore, MD? (The snail mail address is known to me). Thanks.
Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


Aliyat Ha-Noar from Romania #romania

Miriam Taylor <mirtaylo@...>
 

Dear Romania SIG members.

I am looking for people who in 1947 as children left Romania to go with
Aliyat Ha-Noar to Holland and stayed there in Kfar Ha-Noar Ilania near the
City of Apeldorn. I was one of these children, belonged to the Ha-Noar
Ha-Tziony youth movement and was one of the few who remained in Holland
when most of the children went to Israel in the fall of 1948.

Miriam (Reifer) Taylor
Bloomington Indiana US


Romania SIG #Romania Aliyat Ha-Noar from Romania #romania

Miriam Taylor <mirtaylo@...>
 

Dear Romania SIG members.

I am looking for people who in 1947 as children left Romania to go with
Aliyat Ha-Noar to Holland and stayed there in Kfar Ha-Noar Ilania near the
City of Apeldorn. I was one of these children, belonged to the Ha-Noar
Ha-Tziony youth movement and was one of the few who remained in Holland
when most of the children went to Israel in the fall of 1948.

Miriam (Reifer) Taylor
Bloomington Indiana US