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the town of "Gaisin" #ukraine

Ilene Murray <ilenemurray@...>
 

I know that Dayna Reader asked for private replies to her query about
the town of "Gaisin," but I wanted to take this opportunity to remind
newer members of our mailing list about a wonderful and inexpensive
reference book that is worth every cent of its purchase price. It's
called the "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer" by Chester G. Cohen. Published in
1989 by Heritage Books in Maryland, it contains many obscure shtetls
that appear nowhere else. When I did a Google search, I saw that Willow
Bend Books has it for $25.00. You may be able to find it in other
locations, too.

Dayna, your shtetl is most likely Gajsin (Heishin/Gaisin). It is
described as southeast of Vinitza, which should place it squarely in
Podolia. There is another Heishin/Gaischin, SE of Mohilev, but that is
in Belarus.The info. is on page 27.

As to the name, JOJNA, when I first looked at it, I thought it might be
Jonah, but that's just a guess.

Ilene Kanfer Murray
St. Louis, MO

Researching: KANFER in Horochov and Teofipol; SZAFRAN in Horochov;
BOCHES in Pikov; WEISBERG in Makhnovka; PLITT/PERLMUTTER, GEWANT, and
ROSE in Poritsk.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine the town of "Gaisin" #ukraine

Ilene Murray <ilenemurray@...>
 

I know that Dayna Reader asked for private replies to her query about
the town of "Gaisin," but I wanted to take this opportunity to remind
newer members of our mailing list about a wonderful and inexpensive
reference book that is worth every cent of its purchase price. It's
called the "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer" by Chester G. Cohen. Published in
1989 by Heritage Books in Maryland, it contains many obscure shtetls
that appear nowhere else. When I did a Google search, I saw that Willow
Bend Books has it for $25.00. You may be able to find it in other
locations, too.

Dayna, your shtetl is most likely Gajsin (Heishin/Gaisin). It is
described as southeast of Vinitza, which should place it squarely in
Podolia. There is another Heishin/Gaischin, SE of Mohilev, but that is
in Belarus.The info. is on page 27.

As to the name, JOJNA, when I first looked at it, I thought it might be
Jonah, but that's just a guess.

Ilene Kanfer Murray
St. Louis, MO

Researching: KANFER in Horochov and Teofipol; SZAFRAN in Horochov;
BOCHES in Pikov; WEISBERG in Makhnovka; PLITT/PERLMUTTER, GEWANT, and
ROSE in Poritsk.


Valger family #general

laurentduguet <laurentduguet@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for Rose VALGERr family. Rose was born in France in 1903, then
she left in may 1914 in NY with her brother and her mother Etta. In 1920,
they were living in NY at 6 east 118th Street in Manhattan. Etta died
between 1940 and 1945 in NY. I wish I were to know where excactly she is
burried.
Rose Valger got married in september 1923 with Louis KLEIN in rooklyn. They
had a girl Joan, bornt in 1930. Thank you if someone can help me. Rose was
my great-aunt.
Laurent Duguet


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Valger family #general

laurentduguet <laurentduguet@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for Rose VALGERr family. Rose was born in France in 1903, then
she left in may 1914 in NY with her brother and her mother Etta. In 1920,
they were living in NY at 6 east 118th Street in Manhattan. Etta died
between 1940 and 1945 in NY. I wish I were to know where excactly she is
burried.
Rose Valger got married in september 1923 with Louis KLEIN in rooklyn. They
had a girl Joan, bornt in 1930. Thank you if someone can help me. Rose was
my great-aunt.
Laurent Duguet


LV2005 ... time is running out #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

Dear all,

If you have not yet registered for the 25th annual conference being held in Las
Vegas during July 10-15th, there are only 14 days left to register online (as of
Saturday June 11, 2005)

The conference program is available online at the following page:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/program.htm >.

In the Resource Room, there will be special databases, translators and
Guests available only during the conference.

One of the "perks" of registering online before June 15th is you
can be assured that up to 6 of the surnames you are looking for will be included
in the Family Finder, distributed to all conference attendees.

If you register after June 15th, we will include your names on a separate sheet
to be distributed during the conference.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LV2005 ... time is running out #general

Shelly Weiner <shellyjag619@...>
 

Dear all,

If you have not yet registered for the 25th annual conference being held in Las
Vegas during July 10-15th, there are only 14 days left to register online (as of
Saturday June 11, 2005)

The conference program is available online at the following page:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/lv2005/program.htm >.

In the Resource Room, there will be special databases, translators and
Guests available only during the conference.

One of the "perks" of registering online before June 15th is you
can be assured that up to 6 of the surnames you are looking for will be included
in the Family Finder, distributed to all conference attendees.

If you register after June 15th, we will include your names on a separate sheet
to be distributed during the conference.

Shelly Weiner
LV2005 web g-ddess / LV2005 Resource Room Coordinator
Conference website:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/LV2005/home.htm >


Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, June 20th Monthly Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your
family, and friends to our June monthly meeting.

Search and Find
Discovering Answers in the JGSO Library ... Part 2

Date: *Monday*, June 20, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Neveh Shalom Congregation
2900 Peaceful Lane
Portland, Oregon
(Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway/North on Dosch Rd/Right on
Peaceful Lane)

Attendees at our April meeting in the JGSO/Neveh Shalom Library asked
for more meetings like that one. So, here we go again ... except this
time the meeting will be a "hands-on" exercise where YOU will be using
the many helpful resource materials in our Jewish genealogy collection.
And, this time, we will have access to computers at the library. So,
bring your notes and questions and let's see if, together with the many
genealogy mavens in our group, we can advance your research. Hilde
Jacobs, the Neveh Shalom Librarian, will be there to assist.

This event is *free* to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door
are requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost.
Contribution can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

This is your last chance this year to renew your annual membership in
JGSO. If you have not already done so, please send your membership dues
renewal check to JGSO, PO Box 19736, Portland, Oregon 97280. Annual dues
are $30 for Family Membership, $23 for Individual Membership, and $10
for Student Membership. If you are not yet a member of JGSO, won't you
consider joining us?

The 170 page third edition of "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A
Handbook for Beginners with Supplementary Information for Advanced
Research" will be for sale at the meeting. It is free to new members
with paid membership, $12 to members in good standing, and $18 to
non-members. Also available for sale are copies of "The JGSO CD-Rom". It
is packed with useful information to help you develop your family
history. Cost is $15 for JGSO members and $25 for non-members.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web
site at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs, or call Sandra Shapiro at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, June 20th Monthly Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your
family, and friends to our June monthly meeting.

Search and Find
Discovering Answers in the JGSO Library ... Part 2

Date: *Monday*, June 20, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Neveh Shalom Congregation
2900 Peaceful Lane
Portland, Oregon
(Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway/North on Dosch Rd/Right on
Peaceful Lane)

Attendees at our April meeting in the JGSO/Neveh Shalom Library asked
for more meetings like that one. So, here we go again ... except this
time the meeting will be a "hands-on" exercise where YOU will be using
the many helpful resource materials in our Jewish genealogy collection.
And, this time, we will have access to computers at the library. So,
bring your notes and questions and let's see if, together with the many
genealogy mavens in our group, we can advance your research. Hilde
Jacobs, the Neveh Shalom Librarian, will be there to assist.

This event is *free* to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door
are requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost.
Contribution can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

This is your last chance this year to renew your annual membership in
JGSO. If you have not already done so, please send your membership dues
renewal check to JGSO, PO Box 19736, Portland, Oregon 97280. Annual dues
are $30 for Family Membership, $23 for Individual Membership, and $10
for Student Membership. If you are not yet a member of JGSO, won't you
consider joining us?

The 170 page third edition of "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A
Handbook for Beginners with Supplementary Information for Advanced
Research" will be for sale at the meeting. It is free to new members
with paid membership, $12 to members in good standing, and $18 to
non-members. Also available for sale are copies of "The JGSO CD-Rom". It
is packed with useful information to help you develop your family
history. Cost is $15 for JGSO members and $25 for non-members.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web
site at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs, or call Sandra Shapiro at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


June Meeting of the JGIBC (Vancouver) #general

Ed Goldberg <5vqwm6l02@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Institute of B.C. will meet on Tuesday, June 14th 2005
at 7:30 PM at Temple Shalom, 7190 Oak Street, Vancouver

Our presentation will be:-

"Organising our family research during the summer holidays and Tips for the Las
Vegas Conference"

Ed Goldberg
Vancouver, B.C.
egoli at telus dot net


MODERATOR NOTE: Please note Ed's instructions below his signature, on how to
email him.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen June Meeting of the JGIBC (Vancouver) #general

Ed Goldberg <5vqwm6l02@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Institute of B.C. will meet on Tuesday, June 14th 2005
at 7:30 PM at Temple Shalom, 7190 Oak Street, Vancouver

Our presentation will be:-

"Organising our family research during the summer holidays and Tips for the Las
Vegas Conference"

Ed Goldberg
Vancouver, B.C.
egoli at telus dot net


MODERATOR NOTE: Please note Ed's instructions below his signature, on how to
email him.


Sending mail to Russia & Latvia #general

Bridget Wynne <rabbiwynne@...>
 

Hello:

I found the names and addresses of people who submitted Pages of Testimony
to Yad VaShem about Shoah victims who may be related to me. I want to try to
contact those who submitted testimony, and before I mail the letters I
would like to ask for some advice.

First, here are questions about the addresses I found. I've left off the
names and house or apartment numbers for privacy:

One person is listed as being on Vitbesky Prozed in St. Petersburg. Does
this street name make sense?

Another is listed as being in the town of Ilzivek in the Odessa Region. I
can't find this town listed anywhere. My best guess is that it might be
Illichevsk. Any ideas?

Another person is on Zerchenaya St. in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast. Does
anyone know if this street name is spelled correctly?

The last person is on Balbao St. in Riga. I can't find this street on
interactive maps of Riga on the web, whether I spell it Balbao or Balboa.
Any ideas?

Second,in case any of these people is no longer at the address listed, does
anyone know what I should write on the envelopes to ask that they be
forwarded?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Bridget Wynne
Albany, CA (San Francisco Bay Area), USA
RabbiWynne@earthlink.net

Researching:
BORTNIK Russia or Ukraine to Argentina CHRILISON Nevel, Russia to Chicago
FRANK Russia to Chicago JAMESON Nevel, Russia LONDON Vilna to London to New
York LUBIN/LUBEN New York LUBLINSKI/LUBLINSKY Talnoye, Ukraine to New York,
Philadelphia & Argentina POLOKOFF/POLIAKFF Talnoye, Ukraine to Philadelphia
& New York PLATT Vasilishki, Belarus to New York SOPKIN Talnoye, Ukraine to
New York to Philadelphia & Chicago STOLER Kletzk to New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sending mail to Russia & Latvia #general

Bridget Wynne <rabbiwynne@...>
 

Hello:

I found the names and addresses of people who submitted Pages of Testimony
to Yad VaShem about Shoah victims who may be related to me. I want to try to
contact those who submitted testimony, and before I mail the letters I
would like to ask for some advice.

First, here are questions about the addresses I found. I've left off the
names and house or apartment numbers for privacy:

One person is listed as being on Vitbesky Prozed in St. Petersburg. Does
this street name make sense?

Another is listed as being in the town of Ilzivek in the Odessa Region. I
can't find this town listed anywhere. My best guess is that it might be
Illichevsk. Any ideas?

Another person is on Zerchenaya St. in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast. Does
anyone know if this street name is spelled correctly?

The last person is on Balbao St. in Riga. I can't find this street on
interactive maps of Riga on the web, whether I spell it Balbao or Balboa.
Any ideas?

Second,in case any of these people is no longer at the address listed, does
anyone know what I should write on the envelopes to ask that they be
forwarded?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Bridget Wynne
Albany, CA (San Francisco Bay Area), USA
RabbiWynne@earthlink.net

Researching:
BORTNIK Russia or Ukraine to Argentina CHRILISON Nevel, Russia to Chicago
FRANK Russia to Chicago JAMESON Nevel, Russia LONDON Vilna to London to New
York LUBIN/LUBEN New York LUBLINSKI/LUBLINSKY Talnoye, Ukraine to New York,
Philadelphia & Argentina POLOKOFF/POLIAKFF Talnoye, Ukraine to Philadelphia
& New York PLATT Vasilishki, Belarus to New York SOPKIN Talnoye, Ukraine to
New York to Philadelphia & Chicago STOLER Kletzk to New York


Another source: Re: US Military Records Open Up #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

To add to Bernie's posting, there is another source for armed services
information .
About a year ago, Gary Mokotoff told us about NARA's file unit : Electronic
Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946, Enlistment Card Records.

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/title_list.jsp

With Gary's explanation, I was able to access record information by listing
my husband's serial # [how could I forget it!]. He was an enlisted man in
the Air Corps [now known as Air Force] 1942.

The database has remained as before, and by following directions step by
step, you will find interesting information re an enlisted man to add to
your WWII records.

Sylvia
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI, FL
USA
Researching: ABELMAN, AWNER, DOROGOI, EHRENPREIS, FRIEDHOFFER, FRUCHT,
FURSHMAN, FURSTMAN, MELC, NUSINOV, LENT, SCHEINKEROVICH, WECHSLER.
Lithuania, Galicia, Ukraine, Israel, France, England, Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Another source: Re: US Military Records Open Up #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

To add to Bernie's posting, there is another source for armed services
information .
About a year ago, Gary Mokotoff told us about NARA's file unit : Electronic
Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946, Enlistment Card Records.

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/title_list.jsp

With Gary's explanation, I was able to access record information by listing
my husband's serial # [how could I forget it!]. He was an enlisted man in
the Air Corps [now known as Air Force] 1942.

The database has remained as before, and by following directions step by
step, you will find interesting information re an enlisted man to add to
your WWII records.

Sylvia
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI, FL
USA
Researching: ABELMAN, AWNER, DOROGOI, EHRENPREIS, FRIEDHOFFER, FRUCHT,
FURSHMAN, FURSTMAN, MELC, NUSINOV, LENT, SCHEINKEROVICH, WECHSLER.
Lithuania, Galicia, Ukraine, Israel, France, England, Argentina


Re: GORENSHTEIN may be Horenstein #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/11/2005 2:34:31 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
anafa-e@zahav.net.il writes:

< I wonder if someone out there has any kind of information about the
GORENSHTEIN/GORENSHTEJN/GORENSTEJN >from ROVNO, Ukraine >

==Gorenshtein etc is probably the Russian/Ukrainian spelling of the
Horenstein name (The Russians, lacking a letter to represent the H sound, replace
it with the equivalent of a G).

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: GORENSHTEIN may be Horenstein #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/11/2005 2:34:31 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
anafa-e@zahav.net.il writes:

< I wonder if someone out there has any kind of information about the
GORENSHTEIN/GORENSHTEJN/GORENSTEJN >from ROVNO, Ukraine >

==Gorenshtein etc is probably the Russian/Ukrainian spelling of the
Horenstein name (The Russians, lacking a letter to represent the H sound, replace
it with the equivalent of a G).

Michael Bernet, New York


The Minsk Yizkor Book - Minsk, Jewish Mother-City #belarus

tonys9999
 

The Minsk Yizkor Book - Minsk, Jewish Mother-City is on the JewishGen
website at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/minsk/minsk.html

Many thanks to those who responded to my request last week.

There are still two chapters which my predecessor wished to have done, when
time and money permit, but that leaves plenty of scope for other ideas. So
I am still open to suggestions. I would like to thank Jonina Duker, not
only for her donations, but also for her time as co-ordinator. The project
would not be where it is without her contribution.

You may wish to look at the surname index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/MinskYB.htm to see if a surname
you are interested in is listed.

The book is much, much more than a Yizkor list of names - there are many
articles on various aspects of Jewish life in Minsk, and a very detailed
history.
I would like to solicit donations for translating the history of the Minsk
Jewish Community as contained within the book. There are 75 pages in Vol I
covering the period up to 1917, and a further 99 pages in Vol II, covering
1917 to 1941. This is a huge project - we will need some large donations of
money, or time, as well as many small donations. Any suggestions as to how
we should try to get this moving would be appreciated.

Donations, of course, should as usual be made to Jewish Gen-erosity.

Tony Reese

West Coker, Somerset, England


Belarus SIG #Belarus The Minsk Yizkor Book - Minsk, Jewish Mother-City #belarus

tonys9999
 

The Minsk Yizkor Book - Minsk, Jewish Mother-City is on the JewishGen
website at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/minsk/minsk.html

Many thanks to those who responded to my request last week.

There are still two chapters which my predecessor wished to have done, when
time and money permit, but that leaves plenty of scope for other ideas. So
I am still open to suggestions. I would like to thank Jonina Duker, not
only for her donations, but also for her time as co-ordinator. The project
would not be where it is without her contribution.

You may wish to look at the surname index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/MinskYB.htm to see if a surname
you are interested in is listed.

The book is much, much more than a Yizkor list of names - there are many
articles on various aspects of Jewish life in Minsk, and a very detailed
history.
I would like to solicit donations for translating the history of the Minsk
Jewish Community as contained within the book. There are 75 pages in Vol I
covering the period up to 1917, and a further 99 pages in Vol II, covering
1917 to 1941. This is a huge project - we will need some large donations of
money, or time, as well as many small donations. Any suggestions as to how
we should try to get this moving would be appreciated.

Donations, of course, should as usual be made to Jewish Gen-erosity.

Tony Reese

West Coker, Somerset, England


Tolochin and/or Kaunas #belarus

s.gilman@...
 

I'm seeking any info about residents of Tolochin and/or Kaunas during and after WWII.
Sidney B. Gilman
158846
s.gilman@att.net
Thanks


Belarus SIG #Belarus Tolochin and/or Kaunas #belarus

s.gilman@...
 

I'm seeking any info about residents of Tolochin and/or Kaunas during and after WWII.
Sidney B. Gilman
158846
s.gilman@att.net
Thanks