Date   

JGS of Georgia February Meeting #general

Sandi Goldsmith
 

Recording Your Roots

When: Sunday, February 6, 2005

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Where: Cuba Genealogy Center
(at the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum)
1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA

Learn basic video and audio recording skills as well as oral history
interview techniques in this hands-on workshop tailored for any age
or experience level.
Taught by Audrey Galex of Roots and Wings.

Registration is required in advance as space is limited. The meeting
is $8 for Museum members and $13 for non-members.

Sandi Goldsmith
Alpharetta, GA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Georgia February Meeting #general

Sandi Goldsmith
 

Recording Your Roots

When: Sunday, February 6, 2005

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Where: Cuba Genealogy Center
(at the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum)
1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA

Learn basic video and audio recording skills as well as oral history
interview techniques in this hands-on workshop tailored for any age
or experience level.
Taught by Audrey Galex of Roots and Wings.

Registration is required in advance as space is limited. The meeting
is $8 for Museum members and $13 for non-members.

Sandi Goldsmith
Alpharetta, GA


Help finding relative(s) #romania

AM F <hm1401@...>
 

1/30/05

Dear "Rom-sigger's"

I am a new subscriber to the Rom-Sig. site and
requesting information concerning the following
families:Leichter/Lichter/Pollack or
Polloch. A Harry (Henry) Leichter arrived in New York
City >from Romania
in 1902 (on the ship's manifest by his name was a
note: c/o Liebovici. Harry's wife Bertha, daughter
Olga (10 y/o) and son Arthur (7 y/o) arrived in 1903
from Bucarest, Romania. In 1910 this family
was listed on the census at 1773 Lexington Ave.
Manhattan, N.Y. with 3 children
the abovementioned 2 and a 4 y/o
daughter named Kate (Kitty) born in New
York. In 1930 the family was listed at
1765 Walton Ave., the Bronx with the surname LICHTER.
In 1948 Bertha LICHTER (wife) died and was buried at
Mt. Hebron Cemetery. In April of 1965 the son Arthur
LICHTER died. I am attempting to find information
about the 2 daughters Olga and Kate with the purpose
of gain information about Mrs. Bertha Lichter's Father
(the 2 girl's maternal grandfather) an Asher (Usher)
POLLACK/POLLOCH who originally came >from the
northwestern Ukraine to Bessarabia (town?,year?) and
died in Europe. If these names ring a bell with anyone
I would greatly appreciate any information they can
provide. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Charles Flack

Researching: POLLACK/POLLOCH >from BESSARABIA
,FLACK/FLAK/FLECK >from DUBNO, UKRAINE
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Romania SIG #Romania Help finding relative(s) #romania

AM F <hm1401@...>
 

1/30/05

Dear "Rom-sigger's"

I am a new subscriber to the Rom-Sig. site and
requesting information concerning the following
families:Leichter/Lichter/Pollack or
Polloch. A Harry (Henry) Leichter arrived in New York
City >from Romania
in 1902 (on the ship's manifest by his name was a
note: c/o Liebovici. Harry's wife Bertha, daughter
Olga (10 y/o) and son Arthur (7 y/o) arrived in 1903
from Bucarest, Romania. In 1910 this family
was listed on the census at 1773 Lexington Ave.
Manhattan, N.Y. with 3 children
the abovementioned 2 and a 4 y/o
daughter named Kate (Kitty) born in New
York. In 1930 the family was listed at
1765 Walton Ave., the Bronx with the surname LICHTER.
In 1948 Bertha LICHTER (wife) died and was buried at
Mt. Hebron Cemetery. In April of 1965 the son Arthur
LICHTER died. I am attempting to find information
about the 2 daughters Olga and Kate with the purpose
of gain information about Mrs. Bertha Lichter's Father
(the 2 girl's maternal grandfather) an Asher (Usher)
POLLACK/POLLOCH who originally came >from the
northwestern Ukraine to Bessarabia (town?,year?) and
died in Europe. If these names ring a bell with anyone
I would greatly appreciate any information they can
provide. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Charles Flack

Researching: POLLACK/POLLOCH >from BESSARABIA
,FLACK/FLAK/FLECK >from DUBNO, UKRAINE
MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome. Please sign all messages with your location. Also please
capitalize all surnames. Please be sure to search the JewishGen Family Finder where
over 100 people are searching Pollack. Please add your own names/towns. It's at
www.jewishgen.org/jgff



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How To View Full Cemetery List in JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry #romania

Ujfeherto@...
 

I'm interested in viewing the list of 363 burials >from the cemetery in
Sighetu Marmatiei >from the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry.

I tried searching by location, but a note at the bottom says that location
names are rarely filled in. I tried searching using wild cards without
success.

Is there any way to view the list of all names in that cemetery without
searching on a specific name?

Paul Linhardt
Pacific Grove

Searching: FISCHMANN (Sziget, Maramaros; Hungary/Sighet, Romania)


Romania SIG #Romania How To View Full Cemetery List in JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry #romania

Ujfeherto@...
 

I'm interested in viewing the list of 363 burials >from the cemetery in
Sighetu Marmatiei >from the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry.

I tried searching by location, but a note at the bottom says that location
names are rarely filled in. I tried searching using wild cards without
success.

Is there any way to view the list of all names in that cemetery without
searching on a specific name?

Paul Linhardt
Pacific Grove

Searching: FISCHMANN (Sziget, Maramaros; Hungary/Sighet, Romania)


Lost E-mail address for a cousin in Sao Paulo #romania

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

I recently updated my computer and some of my e-mail addresses got
lost. I am trying to reconnect with Sarah Kohan of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

If there are any of you in Brazil who can contact her or know her,
please have her contact her cousin , Alan, in the US.

Alan Tapper
Fairfax, Va.

Researching:
MENDELOVICH, MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOWITZ >from Slonim and Byten
MENDOZA >from Kobryn
GORMAN >from Baranovichi
HOCHBERG and KATZ >from Iasi
TAPPER >from Snitkov
BURDMAN and FAHRER >from Tulchin NEMIROVSKY >from Lipovets


Romania SIG #Romania Lost E-mail address for a cousin in Sao Paulo #romania

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

I recently updated my computer and some of my e-mail addresses got
lost. I am trying to reconnect with Sarah Kohan of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

If there are any of you in Brazil who can contact her or know her,
please have her contact her cousin , Alan, in the US.

Alan Tapper
Fairfax, Va.

Researching:
MENDELOVICH, MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOWITZ >from Slonim and Byten
MENDOZA >from Kobryn
GORMAN >from Baranovichi
HOCHBERG and KATZ >from Iasi
TAPPER >from Snitkov
BURDMAN and FAHRER >from Tulchin NEMIROVSKY >from Lipovets


Lost E-mail address for a cousin in Sao Paulo #belarus

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

I recently updated my computer and some of my e-mail addresses got
lost. I am trying to reconnect with Sarah Kohan of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

If there are any of you in Brazil who can contact her or know her,
please have her contact her cousin , Alan, in the US.

Alan Tapper
Fairfax, Va.

researching:
MENDELOVICH, MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOWITZ >from Slonim and Byten
MENDOZA >from Kobryn
GORMAN >from Baranovichi
HOCHBERG and KATZ >from Iasi
TAPPER >from Snitkov
BURDMAN and FAHRER >from Tulchin,NEMIROVSKY >from Lipovets


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lost E-mail address for a cousin in Sao Paulo #belarus

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

I recently updated my computer and some of my e-mail addresses got
lost. I am trying to reconnect with Sarah Kohan of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

If there are any of you in Brazil who can contact her or know her,
please have her contact her cousin , Alan, in the US.

Alan Tapper
Fairfax, Va.

researching:
MENDELOVICH, MENDELEWICZ, MENDELOWITZ >from Slonim and Byten
MENDOZA >from Kobryn
GORMAN >from Baranovichi
HOCHBERG and KATZ >from Iasi
TAPPER >from Snitkov
BURDMAN and FAHRER >from Tulchin,NEMIROVSKY >from Lipovets


Need a suggestion #lithuania

MAURINEMF@...
 

Dear Litvaks:
I am looking for any suggestion that could be offered with regard to what
name >from the Russian past could be researched to help me learn of my Father's
family history.

I only know that his family went by the name of "Smith". I also know that
they came >from Russia. They lived in Philadelphia, PA.

That is all I know and there is no one still alive who could give me a clue
to what the name might have been prior to emigration.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Maurine Starr
Boca Raton, Fl.

Researching: Indursky, Kogan (Kagan)
VILNIUS, KRISLAVI, DAUGAI, TRAKAI


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Need a suggestion #lithuania

MAURINEMF@...
 

Dear Litvaks:
I am looking for any suggestion that could be offered with regard to what
name >from the Russian past could be researched to help me learn of my Father's
family history.

I only know that his family went by the name of "Smith". I also know that
they came >from Russia. They lived in Philadelphia, PA.

That is all I know and there is no one still alive who could give me a clue
to what the name might have been prior to emigration.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Maurine Starr
Boca Raton, Fl.

Researching: Indursky, Kogan (Kagan)
VILNIUS, KRISLAVI, DAUGAI, TRAKAI


Sam Jaffe the actor #lithuania

Roberta Sheps
 

Dear friends,

Some time ago I was asked if my maternal grandmother's family Yaffe were
related to SAM JAFFE the actor, and at the time I said it was very
unlikely and did nothing about it.

Having a few spare moments yesterday evening I decided to find out if
there was a published genealogy for said actor. I did a general google
search and found nothing, and also went to imdb.com, but although they
had a bit, there was very little about his antecedents.

So, does anyone know of a genealogy for this actor? My Yaffe family
came >from a village near Disna, close to Vitebsk.

Sincerely,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg, Canada)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Sam Jaffe the actor #lithuania

Roberta Sheps
 

Dear friends,

Some time ago I was asked if my maternal grandmother's family Yaffe were
related to SAM JAFFE the actor, and at the time I said it was very
unlikely and did nothing about it.

Having a few spare moments yesterday evening I decided to find out if
there was a published genealogy for said actor. I did a general google
search and found nothing, and also went to imdb.com, but although they
had a bit, there was very little about his antecedents.

So, does anyone know of a genealogy for this actor? My Yaffe family
came >from a village near Disna, close to Vitebsk.

Sincerely,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg, Canada)


SEARCHING FOR DESCENDANTS OF TWO SISTERS, Viewmate 5417 & 5418 #lithuania

Rachelle <rlberliner@...>
 

Surnames before marriage - Either LIEBERMAN/LIFSCHITZ/LEV/LOEW/LEAF/AIN

Unknown married names

To my knowledge, our family was >from Swislowitz, Russia - now Swisloch,
Belarus, Volkyvysk, Grodno Gubernia and possibly Odessa, Ukraine.

My dad, Samuel Isaiah LEAF, came to the U.S. in 1906. The passenger list
showed his name to be Schaie LIEBERMAN. I was able to find him on the EIDB
as I had acquired his Declaration of Intention and that gave me the name of
the ship and the date of arrival. Searching for passengers >from Swislowitz
and knowing his Hebrew name to be Shmuel Yishaiah, I was able to find him.
One brother, Max, came in as Mendel LOEW with an umlat over the "o". The 3d
brother, whose arrival I've not yet found on EIDB or anywhere, was Morris
LIEBERMAN and known as Moshe. Uncle Morris never changed his name to LEAF. A
cousin who was originally a LIFSCHITZ or LEV >from Odessa, we believe, was
the sponsor of my dad and Uncle Max. She had adopted the surname LEAF.
(Finding original surnames is yet another project for my mom's JACOBS
family.)

Nevertheless, my reason for writing is that my dad had 2 sisters who refused
to leave Russia. They were in the medical profession and chose to stay with
my grandparents, Alter Neome AIN and Shimshon LIEBERMAN. (Since my dad used
this surname, I will stick with it for our LEAF family.) I am aware of the
murder of Jewish physicians by Stalin and am researching that, looking for
names of female doctors.

As was the case during the 30s, 40s, and 50s, Jews fled to areas where they
felt they could be safe and that is why I'm searching everywhere. This
includes shtetls and gubernias that are posted on Litvak Digest.

Sadly, I do not know the given names of either aunt. Also unknown is if they
married and their descendants are alive - somewhere. I am posting
photographs to Viewmate. One is a picture of my grandparents and one
daughter. The other is the other daughter.

Perhaps someone knows of a family who carries either or both of these
photos.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you in advance for any and all assistance and/or suggestions.

To view the pictures, http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

They are numbers 5417 and 5418.

Sincerely,

Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...

Searching:

LIEBERMAN/LEOW(Shimshon,)patronymic-LEAF and AIN(Alter Neome/Nechamah)/ >from
Szvistrich/Swislowitz/Swisloch, Bialystok, Russia to NY to Savannah),

Joseph Osher LEV/LEAF/LIFSCHITZ/LOEW(V) or LIEBERMAN (Odessa Region)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SEARCHING FOR DESCENDANTS OF TWO SISTERS, Viewmate 5417 & 5418 #lithuania

Rachelle <rlberliner@...>
 

Surnames before marriage - Either LIEBERMAN/LIFSCHITZ/LEV/LOEW/LEAF/AIN

Unknown married names

To my knowledge, our family was >from Swislowitz, Russia - now Swisloch,
Belarus, Volkyvysk, Grodno Gubernia and possibly Odessa, Ukraine.

My dad, Samuel Isaiah LEAF, came to the U.S. in 1906. The passenger list
showed his name to be Schaie LIEBERMAN. I was able to find him on the EIDB
as I had acquired his Declaration of Intention and that gave me the name of
the ship and the date of arrival. Searching for passengers >from Swislowitz
and knowing his Hebrew name to be Shmuel Yishaiah, I was able to find him.
One brother, Max, came in as Mendel LOEW with an umlat over the "o". The 3d
brother, whose arrival I've not yet found on EIDB or anywhere, was Morris
LIEBERMAN and known as Moshe. Uncle Morris never changed his name to LEAF. A
cousin who was originally a LIFSCHITZ or LEV >from Odessa, we believe, was
the sponsor of my dad and Uncle Max. She had adopted the surname LEAF.
(Finding original surnames is yet another project for my mom's JACOBS
family.)

Nevertheless, my reason for writing is that my dad had 2 sisters who refused
to leave Russia. They were in the medical profession and chose to stay with
my grandparents, Alter Neome AIN and Shimshon LIEBERMAN. (Since my dad used
this surname, I will stick with it for our LEAF family.) I am aware of the
murder of Jewish physicians by Stalin and am researching that, looking for
names of female doctors.

As was the case during the 30s, 40s, and 50s, Jews fled to areas where they
felt they could be safe and that is why I'm searching everywhere. This
includes shtetls and gubernias that are posted on Litvak Digest.

Sadly, I do not know the given names of either aunt. Also unknown is if they
married and their descendants are alive - somewhere. I am posting
photographs to Viewmate. One is a picture of my grandparents and one
daughter. The other is the other daughter.

Perhaps someone knows of a family who carries either or both of these
photos.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you in advance for any and all assistance and/or suggestions.

To view the pictures, http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

They are numbers 5417 and 5418.

Sincerely,

Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...

Searching:

LIEBERMAN/LEOW(Shimshon,)patronymic-LEAF and AIN(Alter Neome/Nechamah)/ >from
Szvistrich/Swislowitz/Swisloch, Bialystok, Russia to NY to Savannah),

Joseph Osher LEV/LEAF/LIFSCHITZ/LOEW(V) or LIEBERMAN (Odessa Region)


Waiting for Results from Lithuanian Archives #lithuania

Howard Margol <homargol@...>
 

Several weeks ago, an individual posted the following message on the
Litvak SIG Digest.

<<In contrast, I have a request outstanding to the Kaunas archives that has
taken nearly four years. I have contacted the archivist several times by
e-mail, and have been assured that she is working on it.>>

Recently, someone who had read the above message, contacted me and
asked if their research request would take four years. Due to my experience
with the Lithuanian archives, based on my eleven previous trips to
Lithuania, I knew that the normal time to receive a response >from the Kaunas
archive is five to seven months. So, I decided to contact the Kaunas archive
and find out why it was taking almost four years to find records.

Today, I received an explanation of why almost four years have passed since
the archive received the initial research request for the individual who
posted the above message. I will not go into all of the details but suffice
to say, this particular research has involved some very extenuating
circumstances and is a rare exception rather than a common occurrence.

Vitalija Gircyte, Chief Archivist of the Kaunas Archive, is the most honest,
dedicated person you will ever meet. She leaves no stone unturned in her
quest to find records regardless of how long it takes or how much time she
has to spend in her search. It would be far easier for her to simply respond,
"I am sorry but no records of your ancestors can be found". It would also
remove a large portion of her backlog of research requests. Also please
understand that Vitalija has other responsibilities in addition to
satisfying our research requests. This past fall, she spent the better
part of three months doing research of the records for the Lithuanian
government involving privatization of property. Naturally, government
requests come first even though we feel our request is the most important.

All I can suggest is, please have patience even though I know sometimes
that is somewhat difficult. If you would like to visit the Kaunas archive,
and see the working conditions under which the archivists operate, join
my group trip to Lithuania, June 28 - July 7, 2005. You can fly back in
time for the Conference in Las Vegas.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Waiting for Results from Lithuanian Archives #lithuania

Howard Margol <homargol@...>
 

Several weeks ago, an individual posted the following message on the
Litvak SIG Digest.

<<In contrast, I have a request outstanding to the Kaunas archives that has
taken nearly four years. I have contacted the archivist several times by
e-mail, and have been assured that she is working on it.>>

Recently, someone who had read the above message, contacted me and
asked if their research request would take four years. Due to my experience
with the Lithuanian archives, based on my eleven previous trips to
Lithuania, I knew that the normal time to receive a response >from the Kaunas
archive is five to seven months. So, I decided to contact the Kaunas archive
and find out why it was taking almost four years to find records.

Today, I received an explanation of why almost four years have passed since
the archive received the initial research request for the individual who
posted the above message. I will not go into all of the details but suffice
to say, this particular research has involved some very extenuating
circumstances and is a rare exception rather than a common occurrence.

Vitalija Gircyte, Chief Archivist of the Kaunas Archive, is the most honest,
dedicated person you will ever meet. She leaves no stone unturned in her
quest to find records regardless of how long it takes or how much time she
has to spend in her search. It would be far easier for her to simply respond,
"I am sorry but no records of your ancestors can be found". It would also
remove a large portion of her backlog of research requests. Also please
understand that Vitalija has other responsibilities in addition to
satisfying our research requests. This past fall, she spent the better
part of three months doing research of the records for the Lithuanian
government involving privatization of property. Naturally, government
requests come first even though we feel our request is the most important.

All I can suggest is, please have patience even though I know sometimes
that is somewhat difficult. If you would like to visit the Kaunas archive,
and see the working conditions under which the archivists operate, join
my group trip to Lithuania, June 28 - July 7, 2005. You can fly back in
time for the Conference in Las Vegas.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@...


Drohobycz Soccer Team-1933-Viewmate #poland

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

I've posted the following photograph on Viewmate-#5410:

"KADUR' - the Jewish Boys Soccer (Football) Team of Drohobycz, Galicia
(Poland) taken in 1933.

at this link:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5410

The only people identified so far are:

seated, first row, far left: David Einsiedler, middle of that row, holding
the ball, Leo Zuckerberg, and standing, top row, Coach Schnepps. If you
know the identities of the others in the photo, please contact me privately.

It is a charming photograph, capturing the feeling of camaraderie between
these boys. If you know anything about the history of these sports teams and
clubs please share that with the group.

Thank you!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Bruno Schulz/Bartischan/Truskawiec/Drohobycz #poland

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

For those of you interested in the famous author and artist, Bruno Schulz,
who taught and lived in Drohobycz, I've posted a drawing he did in the 1930s
of STELLA BARTISCHAN (BARTISZAN), whose family lived in the nearby spa town
of Truskawicz (Truskawiec), Galicia. (Poland)

Direct link to Viewmate #5411:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5411

Truskawiec, also known as "Strawberry Village," was famous for its mineral
waters and beautiful villa/hotels in the midst of a coniferous forest.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...