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Re: Zbigniew Romaniuk of Bransk #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

When I visited Bransk in 2003 I took some photos. On my website I have a
photo of myself in the little cemetery that Romaniuk fashioned out of
his recovered Jewish Matzevahs.

Here is a link, http://www.zabludow.com/polandtrip2003/index.htm

Tilford Bartman, www.zabludow.com


MWGordon2@aol.com wrote:


Dear Bialystok Area Colleagues:

This morning's e-mail mentioned Zbigniew (Zbyszek) Romaniuk, and I
wanted to share with you some information about this wonderful man.

In 1985, the Bransk Jewish cemetery had 15 gravestones; now it has
about 200 gravestones as a result of Mr. Romaniuk and several friends
"reclaiming" the stones >from farms, paths, curbs, etc. The stones
have been re-erected in their appropriate places, and the cemetery
is now well fenced and protected.

Mr. Romaniuk is also a prolific local historian who writes about
the greater Bialystok area. You can see examples of his work in
Polish on the Bielsk Powiat (County) website (www.powiatbielski.pl).
(The website also showcases the new stained glass Star of David --
just installed -- in the c. 1700 Orla Synagogue.)

In his many books and articles, Mr. Romaniuk always mentions the
existence of the Jewish community and its contribution to life in
the area. An example is that in his new book on the history of
the Bielsk Podlaski Gymnazium, he shows an image of my great-
grandfather's (Phineas Chrabolowski Gordon) secular high school
diploma >from 1874.

Mr. Romaniuk participated in the PBS program on Bransk in the
1990s. He was very disappointed that the program did not provide
an even-handed treatment of the subject matter. And he received
local retaliation for his participation in the program.

Regarding Bransk, Mr. Romaniuk has a complete list of the former
Jewish community on his computer. If you contact me privately,
I can give you his current e-mail address.

Best regards,

Mark Gordon


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Zbigniew Romaniuk of Bransk #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

When I visited Bransk in 2003 I took some photos. On my website I have a
photo of myself in the little cemetery that Romaniuk fashioned out of
his recovered Jewish Matzevahs.

Here is a link, http://www.zabludow.com/polandtrip2003/index.htm

Tilford Bartman, www.zabludow.com


MWGordon2@aol.com wrote:


Dear Bialystok Area Colleagues:

This morning's e-mail mentioned Zbigniew (Zbyszek) Romaniuk, and I
wanted to share with you some information about this wonderful man.

In 1985, the Bransk Jewish cemetery had 15 gravestones; now it has
about 200 gravestones as a result of Mr. Romaniuk and several friends
"reclaiming" the stones >from farms, paths, curbs, etc. The stones
have been re-erected in their appropriate places, and the cemetery
is now well fenced and protected.

Mr. Romaniuk is also a prolific local historian who writes about
the greater Bialystok area. You can see examples of his work in
Polish on the Bielsk Powiat (County) website (www.powiatbielski.pl).
(The website also showcases the new stained glass Star of David --
just installed -- in the c. 1700 Orla Synagogue.)

In his many books and articles, Mr. Romaniuk always mentions the
existence of the Jewish community and its contribution to life in
the area. An example is that in his new book on the history of
the Bielsk Podlaski Gymnazium, he shows an image of my great-
grandfather's (Phineas Chrabolowski Gordon) secular high school
diploma >from 1874.

Mr. Romaniuk participated in the PBS program on Bransk in the
1990s. He was very disappointed that the program did not provide
an even-handed treatment of the subject matter. And he received
local retaliation for his participation in the program.

Regarding Bransk, Mr. Romaniuk has a complete list of the former
Jewish community on his computer. If you contact me privately,
I can give you his current e-mail address.

Best regards,

Mark Gordon


JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, March 9th Meeting #general

HJB <hjb@...>
 

Please join us for our next meeting:
When - Wednesday March 9th, 2005
Where - Temple Anshe Sholom, 215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton
7:30 - Meet & Greet; 8PM - Speaker

We're happy to welcome Barry Rosen who will lead us
through one of the key books of Jewish Genealogical
research, Jewish Roots in Poland by Miriam Weiner.
We've been told that Barry has a very special way of
bringing books to life so this should be a presentation
to attend.

At the conclusion of our speaker's presentation our
"panel of experts" will give your questions a go.

Please feel free to contact any Board member through
our new website at www.jgsh.org/ or through email at
HamiltonJewishGen@canada.com. If you haven't yet
visited the website, please do. The section on the
left called LINKS has a wealth of information awaiting
you with a click!!

Hazel Boon
Vice-President
Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS - Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) & Area - Wed, March 9th Meeting #general

HJB <hjb@...>
 

Please join us for our next meeting:
When - Wednesday March 9th, 2005
Where - Temple Anshe Sholom, 215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton
7:30 - Meet & Greet; 8PM - Speaker

We're happy to welcome Barry Rosen who will lead us
through one of the key books of Jewish Genealogical
research, Jewish Roots in Poland by Miriam Weiner.
We've been told that Barry has a very special way of
bringing books to life so this should be a presentation
to attend.

At the conclusion of our speaker's presentation our
"panel of experts" will give your questions a go.

Please feel free to contact any Board member through
our new website at www.jgsh.org/ or through email at
HamiltonJewishGen@canada.com. If you haven't yet
visited the website, please do. The section on the
left called LINKS has a wealth of information awaiting
you with a click!!

Hazel Boon
Vice-President
Jewish Genealogical Society - Hamilton & Area


Re: Info on U S Cities #general

Joseph Fibel <JFibel@...>
 

Dear JGDG'

In the 3/5/05 postings, jan meisals allen asked about resources for Canton,
Ohio.

The International Assn of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) web site
houses a listing of North American Community Books prepared by Hal Bookbinder and
Joan Rimmon for the 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Salt Lake
City., in 2000. This listing was in the Conference Syllabus but was subsequently
entered into the IAJGS site: www.iajgs.org .
Hal Bookbinder has been continually updating this site.

There are over 800 such books and they contain a great deal of Jewish
American history. They are arranged by state and then by city.

Go the homepage and click on the blue square on the left side of the page
reading North American Community Books and proceed as below.

Find your city and the book describing it and try to find it in your local
library. If it is not available there, every state has a state library and
probably many college and university libraries. Books can usually be obtained by
your local librarythrough interlibrary loan.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Info on U S Cities #general

Joseph Fibel <JFibel@...>
 

Dear JGDG'

In the 3/5/05 postings, jan meisals allen asked about resources for Canton,
Ohio.

The International Assn of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) web site
houses a listing of North American Community Books prepared by Hal Bookbinder and
Joan Rimmon for the 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Salt Lake
City., in 2000. This listing was in the Conference Syllabus but was subsequently
entered into the IAJGS site: www.iajgs.org .
Hal Bookbinder has been continually updating this site.

There are over 800 such books and they contain a great deal of Jewish
American history. They are arranged by state and then by city.

Go the homepage and click on the blue square on the left side of the page
reading North American Community Books and proceed as below.

Find your city and the book describing it and try to find it in your local
library. If it is not available there, every state has a state library and
probably many college and university libraries. Books can usually be obtained by
your local librarythrough interlibrary loan.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle, NY


BERCHANSKY / BERCH Family, furriers NYC #general

Barry E Chernick
 

I would like to hear >from anyone who might have knowledge of this
family or any of their descendents.
I have found Isaac Berchansky in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Census
records and a City Directory listing for 1931. Isaac Berchansky was a
furrier in Manhattan. Two sons, Samuel and Walter changed their to Berch.

>from the 1910 Census here is the family living at 42 Ft.
Washington Ave, Bronx.
Isaac Berchansky age 46, wife Sarah age 42, Samuel age 13,
Esther 11, Sadie 9, Wally [Walter] 6. Living with them were in-laws
Esther, age 21 and Leah, age 50, Glucksberg.
In the 1930 census, assuming I found the right people, Samuel and
Walter were both married and using the name Berch. Sam Berch is married
to Beulah, Walter Berch is married to Jeanette with an infant Adele. Both
are in the fur business, one wholesaler, the other a manufacture.
Any help locating descendents of this family would be
appreciated. I do have an entry in the JGFF.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BERCHANSKY / BERCH Family, furriers NYC #general

Barry E Chernick
 

I would like to hear >from anyone who might have knowledge of this
family or any of their descendents.
I have found Isaac Berchansky in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Census
records and a City Directory listing for 1931. Isaac Berchansky was a
furrier in Manhattan. Two sons, Samuel and Walter changed their to Berch.

>from the 1910 Census here is the family living at 42 Ft.
Washington Ave, Bronx.
Isaac Berchansky age 46, wife Sarah age 42, Samuel age 13,
Esther 11, Sadie 9, Wally [Walter] 6. Living with them were in-laws
Esther, age 21 and Leah, age 50, Glucksberg.
In the 1930 census, assuming I found the right people, Samuel and
Walter were both married and using the name Berch. Sam Berch is married
to Beulah, Walter Berch is married to Jeanette with an infant Adele. Both
are in the fur business, one wholesaler, the other a manufacture.
Any help locating descendents of this family would be
appreciated. I do have an entry in the JGFF.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA


Re: Canadian Census #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <422BA802.5080907@pacbell.net>,
Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@pacbell.net> wrote:

I do not recall what happened but can someone tell if the census of
Canada later then 1901 will ever be released? Gayle Riley of San
Gabriel, Ca
Maybe. In fact the latest to be released is the special 1906 census
of Western Canada. According to
<http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/Bills_ls.asp?Parl=38&;Ses=1&ls=S18>
the govenment introduced "An Act to amend the Statistics Act" into the
Senate in November 2004, providing that census records for censuses taken
between 1911 and 2001 will be released 92 years after each census. It
received second reading on 2 February 2005, so now it should be in the
committee stage. I don't know when it can be expected to become law.
The senators don't seem to be in any big hurry, and there are substantial
issues of protection of privacy involved.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Canadian Census #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <422BA802.5080907@pacbell.net>,
Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@pacbell.net> wrote:

I do not recall what happened but can someone tell if the census of
Canada later then 1901 will ever be released? Gayle Riley of San
Gabriel, Ca
Maybe. In fact the latest to be released is the special 1906 census
of Western Canada. According to
<http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/Bills_ls.asp?Parl=38&;Ses=1&ls=S18>
the govenment introduced "An Act to amend the Statistics Act" into the
Senate in November 2004, providing that census records for censuses taken
between 1911 and 2001 will be released 92 years after each census. It
received second reading on 2 February 2005, so now it should be in the
committee stage. I don't know when it can be expected to become law.
The senators don't seem to be in any big hurry, and there are substantial
issues of protection of privacy involved.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


famous people web site - NNDB #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

The following URL <http://www.nndb.com/>; is useful for obtaining the
basic information on famous and the not so famous. As well as a
potted biography, it offers the person's date and place of birth,
marriage, divorce and death; and their parents' and siblings's names.

It is free and does not require any registration or submission of any
personal details. It's also fun to use and see what has been written
about people.

Enjoy!

--
Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen famous people web site - NNDB #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

The following URL <http://www.nndb.com/>; is useful for obtaining the
basic information on famous and the not so famous. As well as a
potted biography, it offers the person's date and place of birth,
marriage, divorce and death; and their parents' and siblings's names.

It is free and does not require any registration or submission of any
personal details. It's also fun to use and see what has been written
about people.

Enjoy!

--
Jeremy G Frankel
ex Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


Looking for info on Hartog JACOB - Holland (late 18th cent) #general

Jonathan Borchard <JonBorchard@...>
 

I was wondering if there is anyone out there who may have come across the
name of Hartog JACOB in Holland?

He was the brother of my GGGG Grandfather Calman MEDEX.

There is a lot of documentry information about the family in Eysden, nr
Maastricht in the late 1700's to about 1815.

Today I came across the name Hartog JACOB on Genlias, the wonderful Dutch
website where the various archives are trying to put out details of all
their holdings back to the 1700's (http://www.genlias.nl) .

I can't be sure this is the right man - it is an entry concerning the death
of his wife Hester SCHAAP who died aged 69 on August 09th, 1812. her parents
were Levy Moses SCHAAP and Dina IZAKS. She died in Amersfoort.

Using the age of Hester, the it is possible that Hartog is the right sort of
age to be the brother of Calman.

I was wondering if anyone has ever come across these names and if so, what
can they tell me about Hartog JACOB?

Its a stupid question I know, but would the name Hartog Jacob be an uncommon
one or not at that time?!!!!

Many thanks

Jonathan Borchard - London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for info on Hartog JACOB - Holland (late 18th cent) #general

Jonathan Borchard <JonBorchard@...>
 

I was wondering if there is anyone out there who may have come across the
name of Hartog JACOB in Holland?

He was the brother of my GGGG Grandfather Calman MEDEX.

There is a lot of documentry information about the family in Eysden, nr
Maastricht in the late 1700's to about 1815.

Today I came across the name Hartog JACOB on Genlias, the wonderful Dutch
website where the various archives are trying to put out details of all
their holdings back to the 1700's (http://www.genlias.nl) .

I can't be sure this is the right man - it is an entry concerning the death
of his wife Hester SCHAAP who died aged 69 on August 09th, 1812. her parents
were Levy Moses SCHAAP and Dina IZAKS. She died in Amersfoort.

Using the age of Hester, the it is possible that Hartog is the right sort of
age to be the brother of Calman.

I was wondering if anyone has ever come across these names and if so, what
can they tell me about Hartog JACOB?

Its a stupid question I know, but would the name Hartog Jacob be an uncommon
one or not at that time?!!!!

Many thanks

Jonathan Borchard - London


world phonebooks and Mozilla #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

As I had posted, I was having trouble with the online world phonebooks
under Infobel. They had worked before but for some reason they weren't
working yesterday (for me at least).

Then I thought...I was using the Mozilla browser. I switched a few minutes
ago to Internet Explorer and Infobel worked! I also had encountered
problems on the Ellis Island site on the JewishGen page. Again, the problem
was with Mozilla (Firefox) and everything worked OK with IE.

So for those of you who might be experiencing problems with webpages and
are using Mozilla, you might want to go back to IE and see if that works.

By the way, I put NADWORNY into Infobel and it said no listings. I put
NADWORNY into pagesjaunes and it gave me 4 listings. I went back to Infobel
and put in NADVORNY and up came the same listings I got with pagesjaunes.
Apparently pagesjaunes has fuzzier searches. So I would think if you are
trying to find someone in these phonebooks, try phoneticizing the spellings
and see what happens and try more than one site.

Regards
Anita Citron
Searching: NADWORNY everywhere, anywhere


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen world phonebooks and Mozilla #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

As I had posted, I was having trouble with the online world phonebooks
under Infobel. They had worked before but for some reason they weren't
working yesterday (for me at least).

Then I thought...I was using the Mozilla browser. I switched a few minutes
ago to Internet Explorer and Infobel worked! I also had encountered
problems on the Ellis Island site on the JewishGen page. Again, the problem
was with Mozilla (Firefox) and everything worked OK with IE.

So for those of you who might be experiencing problems with webpages and
are using Mozilla, you might want to go back to IE and see if that works.

By the way, I put NADWORNY into Infobel and it said no listings. I put
NADWORNY into pagesjaunes and it gave me 4 listings. I went back to Infobel
and put in NADVORNY and up came the same listings I got with pagesjaunes.
Apparently pagesjaunes has fuzzier searches. So I would think if you are
trying to find someone in these phonebooks, try phoneticizing the spellings
and see what happens and try more than one site.

Regards
Anita Citron
Searching: NADWORNY everywhere, anywhere


Polyana and/or Kadanov Czecholslovakia (now Ukraine) #general

Ruth Busch
 

I am writing >from New Zealand and trying to trace anyone who be related
to either WEISS (or Weisz) or ALTER >from Polyana, Czechoslovakia.
I'm also looking for anyone who might have be related to people with the
surname KATZ >from Kadanov (outside Munchas) in what was Czechoslovakia
between World War I and World War II but is now in the Ukraine (and
belonged to Hungary during WWII).
I'm also interested in learning about Munchas (now Munkachevo in the
Ukraine). My parents were married by the Munchache(?) Rabbi in 1935 and
lived there until the war. Their surname was Weiss.
Cheers!
Ruth Busch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polyana and/or Kadanov Czecholslovakia (now Ukraine) #general

Ruth Busch
 

I am writing >from New Zealand and trying to trace anyone who be related
to either WEISS (or Weisz) or ALTER >from Polyana, Czechoslovakia.
I'm also looking for anyone who might have be related to people with the
surname KATZ >from Kadanov (outside Munchas) in what was Czechoslovakia
between World War I and World War II but is now in the Ukraine (and
belonged to Hungary during WWII).
I'm also interested in learning about Munchas (now Munkachevo in the
Ukraine). My parents were married by the Munchache(?) Rabbi in 1935 and
lived there until the war. Their surname was Weiss.
Cheers!
Ruth Busch


Re: Name Krupa? #general

Larry Gaum <lgaum@...>
 


Subject: Re: Name Krupa?
From: Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@hashkedim.com>

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 20:41:15 UTC, lgaum@ca.inter.net (Larry Gaum) opined:

Name Krupa
Thank you to Stan and all those who answered my request. It is so nice to
know that as a group, we continue to help each other and provide updated
information on all subjects.
Much appreciated
Larry Gaum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Krupa? #general

Larry Gaum <lgaum@...>
 


Subject: Re: Name Krupa?
From: Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@hashkedim.com>

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 20:41:15 UTC, lgaum@ca.inter.net (Larry Gaum) opined:

Name Krupa
Thank you to Stan and all those who answered my request. It is so nice to
know that as a group, we continue to help each other and provide updated
information on all subjects.
Much appreciated
Larry Gaum