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Re: Beider's Dictionary of Surnames from Poland #poland

Terri <terrib@...>
 

If anyone owns a copy of Alexander Beider's Dictionary of Jewish Surnames
from the Kingdom of Poland, please contact me privately.
Thank you,
Tom Erribe


New Book: "A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames" #poland

Gary Mokotoff (Optonline) <garymokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu's latest major work is "A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames" by
Lars Menk. It is the largest book we have yet to publish: 832 pages--a work
nearly ten years in the making. My archived files on the book show Menk
first approached Avotaynu in August 1997 with the dictionary, and he has
been improving on it ever since.

The dictionary identifies more than 20,000 German-Jewish surnames >from the
pre-World War I Germany. >from Baden-Wuerttemburg in the south to
Schleswig-Holstein in the north. >from Westfalen in the west to East Prussia
in the east. In addition to providing the etymology and variants of each
name, it identifies where in the Germany the name appeared.

Readers of the book will clearly recognize that the author patterned his
book after the dictionaries of surnames produced by Alexander Beider. But
scholarship grows by improving on your predecessors. Beider shows the
districts where a surname appears; Menk shows the actual towns--and time
period.

I had Dr. Beider preview the book. His comments to me were that "the results
of (Menk's) efforts are excellent. The quality of (the) book is much better
than any other book written on Jewish names in Central and Western Europe.
It is done in exactly the same manner I would have compiled it myself."

The bibliography in the book testifies to the fact that Menk used more than
300 sources of information. As recently as six months ago he told us to
"hold the presses" because he found yet another source of names.

The book will go to the printer this coming week; therefore, it will be in
print in May. Sample pages >from the book, its complete Table of Contents,
and other information can be found at
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/menk.htm.


JRI Poland #Poland RE: Beider's Dictionary of Surnames from Poland #poland

Terri <terrib@...>
 

If anyone owns a copy of Alexander Beider's Dictionary of Jewish Surnames
from the Kingdom of Poland, please contact me privately.
Thank you,
Tom Erribe


JRI Poland #Poland New Book: "A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames" #poland

Gary Mokotoff (Optonline) <garymokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu's latest major work is "A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames" by
Lars Menk. It is the largest book we have yet to publish: 832 pages--a work
nearly ten years in the making. My archived files on the book show Menk
first approached Avotaynu in August 1997 with the dictionary, and he has
been improving on it ever since.

The dictionary identifies more than 20,000 German-Jewish surnames >from the
pre-World War I Germany. >from Baden-Wuerttemburg in the south to
Schleswig-Holstein in the north. >from Westfalen in the west to East Prussia
in the east. In addition to providing the etymology and variants of each
name, it identifies where in the Germany the name appeared.

Readers of the book will clearly recognize that the author patterned his
book after the dictionaries of surnames produced by Alexander Beider. But
scholarship grows by improving on your predecessors. Beider shows the
districts where a surname appears; Menk shows the actual towns--and time
period.

I had Dr. Beider preview the book. His comments to me were that "the results
of (Menk's) efforts are excellent. The quality of (the) book is much better
than any other book written on Jewish names in Central and Western Europe.
It is done in exactly the same manner I would have compiled it myself."

The bibliography in the book testifies to the fact that Menk used more than
300 sources of information. As recently as six months ago he told us to
"hold the presses" because he found yet another source of names.

The book will go to the printer this coming week; therefore, it will be in
print in May. Sample pages >from the book, its complete Table of Contents,
and other information can be found at
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/menk.htm.


E-mail Address for Gilda Berman #poland

suejurisz@...
 

Hello --

I tried to send a message to Gilda Berman, but her e-mail address
from September 2004 is no longer valid. Can someone help me get in
touch with her?

Thanks,

Sue Jurisz
New Hope, MN
USA
Town Leader - Sierpc
Plock PSA Project

suejurisz@comcast.net

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JRI Poland #Poland E-mail Address for Gilda Berman #poland

suejurisz@...
 

Hello --

I tried to send a message to Gilda Berman, but her e-mail address
from September 2004 is no longer valid. Can someone help me get in
touch with her?

Thanks,

Sue Jurisz
New Hope, MN
USA
Town Leader - Sierpc
Plock PSA Project

suejurisz@comcast.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Victor / Wigdorowicz Descendants.. #poland

Zev-Ada Scarson <greenwolfe21@...>
 

I'm seeking other descendants of Aleksander and Sore
Wigdorowicz of Lodz, Poland. Their children include:
Isaac (b.1858), Esther (b.1864), Moshe Aaron (b.1865),
Michael Gabriel (b.1874), Leiser (b.unknown), and
Liela (b. unknown). Isaac, Moshe, and Michael altered
their surnames to Victor, and later immigrated to the
United States. Isaac married, and settled in the
Bronx, New York (Descendants include: Somper, Morgan,
Levine, and Victor). Moshe / Morris married and
settled in Schenectady, New York (Descendants include:
Victor, Fuller, and Scarson). Michael /Max married,
and settled in Troy, New York (Descendants include:
Victor, and Pollack) Esther married a Haberman, and
settled in the Bronx, New York (Descendants include:
Berger, Haberman). Leiser, settled in Paris France,
and I have no knowledge of his descendants. Liela, is
another mystery.
Any info or connections would be appreciated.
Thankyou in advance.
Zev Scarson
Rochester, New York

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GILDENHORN from Ohio #poland

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I'm looking for any informatino on a Rose and Isadore GILDENHORN
from Ohio. Rose died in 1995 at the age of 97, a widow, and her
maiden name was BORDOWITZ (my grandmother's maiden name).

Since he is the only other GILDENHORN I've found >from Ohio,
I assume her husband was Isadore GILDENHORN, who
died in Cleveland Hts, Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1974 at the age of 86.

If this sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
meyers01@comcast.net

Marty


JRI Poland #Poland Victor / Wigdorowicz Descendants.. #poland

Zev-Ada Scarson <greenwolfe21@...>
 

I'm seeking other descendants of Aleksander and Sore
Wigdorowicz of Lodz, Poland. Their children include:
Isaac (b.1858), Esther (b.1864), Moshe Aaron (b.1865),
Michael Gabriel (b.1874), Leiser (b.unknown), and
Liela (b. unknown). Isaac, Moshe, and Michael altered
their surnames to Victor, and later immigrated to the
United States. Isaac married, and settled in the
Bronx, New York (Descendants include: Somper, Morgan,
Levine, and Victor). Moshe / Morris married and
settled in Schenectady, New York (Descendants include:
Victor, Fuller, and Scarson). Michael /Max married,
and settled in Troy, New York (Descendants include:
Victor, and Pollack) Esther married a Haberman, and
settled in the Bronx, New York (Descendants include:
Berger, Haberman). Leiser, settled in Paris France,
and I have no knowledge of his descendants. Liela, is
another mystery.
Any info or connections would be appreciated.
Thankyou in advance.
Zev Scarson
Rochester, New York

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JRI Poland #Poland GILDENHORN from Ohio #poland

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I'm looking for any informatino on a Rose and Isadore GILDENHORN
from Ohio. Rose died in 1995 at the age of 97, a widow, and her
maiden name was BORDOWITZ (my grandmother's maiden name).

Since he is the only other GILDENHORN I've found >from Ohio,
I assume her husband was Isadore GILDENHORN, who
died in Cleveland Hts, Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1974 at the age of 86.

If this sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
meyers01@comcast.net

Marty


Sokolka Searches #poland

Jerry Kalnitz <aaronkal@...>
 

I would like to know how to find any information within Item #472
Sokolka in Uyezd Gradno BGIA. I am interested in finding a family name
specifically LAZURAS or LIEZUROWSKI.

Thank you.
Jerry Kalnitz.


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Sokolka Searches #poland

Jerry Kalnitz <aaronkal@...>
 

I would like to know how to find any information within Item #472
Sokolka in Uyezd Gradno BGIA. I am interested in finding a family name
specifically LAZURAS or LIEZUROWSKI.

Thank you.
Jerry Kalnitz.


Re: Khordorkov #ukraine

Kenneth Packer
 

Note: This personal response is being sent on the Ukraine Sig because
Larry Brikman's e-mail address was not complete. Sorry for the
inconvience to others.

Dear Larry,
The family can be traced back to two brothers (Abraham and Chaim Peker)
who lived in Russia in the early 1800's. Most of the family came >from
Kiev, Zhitomer, Korostyshev area. Other towns are represented also.
The largest number are >from Korostyshev. Do you have any Packer, Peker,
Becker names on your tree? Our tree has over 1700 decedents >from these
two brothers. We are still looking for their parents and their other
siblings.

As for Khodorkov, you are right, I went back to my records and I spelled
it wrong. I have that Mindel (Mina) Veksler and her 6 children were
killed in a Pogrom in Khodorkov in 1905. It is unclear if her husband
survived. Mindel's mother was a Peker. We don't know her husbands
name. These are some of the genealogical mysteries still to be solved.

Hope there is some connection between our two families.
Regards,
Ken Packer

LARRY BRIKMAN wrote:

Dear Ken,

I'm just curious. When you wrote Khordorkev, in the Ukraine SIG, did
you mean Khodorkov (Zhitomir Oblast) or Khodorov (near Lviv)?

If you meant Khodorkov, I'm curious to know what family connection you
have there?

Look forward to hearing >from you.

Larry Brikman
Toronto, Canada
--

Kenneth L. Packer
Washingtonville, NY
Researching: PEKER, PACKER, BECKER, >from anywhere in the Ukraine, especially towns within a 200 mile radius >from Kiev (Korostyshev, Zhitomer, Koristan, Brusilov, Khodorkov, Rudni).


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Khordorkov #ukraine

Kenneth Packer
 

Note: This personal response is being sent on the Ukraine Sig because
Larry Brikman's e-mail address was not complete. Sorry for the
inconvience to others.

Dear Larry,
The family can be traced back to two brothers (Abraham and Chaim Peker)
who lived in Russia in the early 1800's. Most of the family came >from
Kiev, Zhitomer, Korostyshev area. Other towns are represented also.
The largest number are >from Korostyshev. Do you have any Packer, Peker,
Becker names on your tree? Our tree has over 1700 decedents >from these
two brothers. We are still looking for their parents and their other
siblings.

As for Khodorkov, you are right, I went back to my records and I spelled
it wrong. I have that Mindel (Mina) Veksler and her 6 children were
killed in a Pogrom in Khodorkov in 1905. It is unclear if her husband
survived. Mindel's mother was a Peker. We don't know her husbands
name. These are some of the genealogical mysteries still to be solved.

Hope there is some connection between our two families.
Regards,
Ken Packer

LARRY BRIKMAN wrote:

Dear Ken,

I'm just curious. When you wrote Khordorkev, in the Ukraine SIG, did
you mean Khodorkov (Zhitomir Oblast) or Khodorov (near Lviv)?

If you meant Khodorkov, I'm curious to know what family connection you
have there?

Look forward to hearing >from you.

Larry Brikman
Toronto, Canada
--

Kenneth L. Packer
Washingtonville, NY
Researching: PEKER, PACKER, BECKER, >from anywhere in the Ukraine, especially towns within a 200 mile radius >from Kiev (Korostyshev, Zhitomer, Koristan, Brusilov, Khodorkov, Rudni).


Name of birthplace #ukraine

William Gordon <williamgordon99@...>
 

I am not sure if this question should be posted here.
However, JewishGen does not have a listing for this
birthplace name.
My wife's great uncle said in his Declaration of Intention
that he was born in Valkowisk, Russian Poland. Does anyone
know where or what community that name actually represents.
William Gordon
Albuquerque, NM
Searching GROENOFSKY


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Name of birthplace #ukraine

William Gordon <williamgordon99@...>
 

I am not sure if this question should be posted here.
However, JewishGen does not have a listing for this
birthplace name.
My wife's great uncle said in his Declaration of Intention
that he was born in Valkowisk, Russian Poland. Does anyone
know where or what community that name actually represents.
William Gordon
Albuquerque, NM
Searching GROENOFSKY


Re: Birds of a Feather - Kiev Gubernia #ukraine

JUDITH WAGMAN
 

Dear Genners:
I too would be interested in joining a Birds of a Feather Group that would
include Korostyshev and surrounding areas. My great grandparents and their
12 children all came >from Korostyshev and immigrated to Tronto, Canada
between circa 1904 and 1910.
Judi Wagman
Researching: STROKOWSKY, STRAKOWSKY, SCHUPACK, SZUPAK including spelling
variations of these.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Packer [mailto:packer18@earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 7:20 AM
To: Ukraine SIG
Subject: [ukraine] Birds of a Feather - Kiev Gubernia
Moshe,
If you want to start a Birds of a Feather Group for Kiev gubernia
(including Korostyshev, Zhitomer, Koristan, etc. area) I would be glad
to join. As you know I have WINARSKY's on my PACKER (PEKER) Family
Tree. I don't have the slightest idea of how to start a group myself.
Regards,
Ken Packer

Researching: PEKER, PACKER, BECKER, >from anywhere in the Ukraine, especially
towns within a 200 mile radius >from Kiev (Korostyshev, Zhitomer, Koristan,
Brusilov, Khordorkev, Rudni).


Moshe Davis wrote:

Subject: pooling information to maximize research
From: "Moshe & Esther Davis" <davis@sefer.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:42:21

Dear All,

I'd also be interested in the possibility of forming "birds of a feather"
groups. My interests in the Ukraine are:

(1) The area of Tecs, Chust, and Sziget in Zarkapatska Oblast,
Ukraine and Maramures, Romania (former Austro-Hungarian
Marmaros in SubCarpathia), family surnames DAVIDOVITS,
CHAIMOVITS, KATZ, ZELMANOVITS.

(2) The Kiev gubernia (possibly Korostychev area), family surnames
WINARKSY, SHURMAN.

(3) The area of Novograd Wolinsky (Zvhil), Rovne, Korets, and
Kniace in Volhynia gubernia, family surnames ABRAMSON, KATZ,
METKOP, KRASNOSTAWSKY.

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Birds of a Feather - Kiev Gubernia #ukraine

JUDITH WAGMAN
 

Dear Genners:
I too would be interested in joining a Birds of a Feather Group that would
include Korostyshev and surrounding areas. My great grandparents and their
12 children all came >from Korostyshev and immigrated to Tronto, Canada
between circa 1904 and 1910.
Judi Wagman
Researching: STROKOWSKY, STRAKOWSKY, SCHUPACK, SZUPAK including spelling
variations of these.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Packer [mailto:packer18@earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 7:20 AM
To: Ukraine SIG
Subject: [ukraine] Birds of a Feather - Kiev Gubernia
Moshe,
If you want to start a Birds of a Feather Group for Kiev gubernia
(including Korostyshev, Zhitomer, Koristan, etc. area) I would be glad
to join. As you know I have WINARSKY's on my PACKER (PEKER) Family
Tree. I don't have the slightest idea of how to start a group myself.
Regards,
Ken Packer

Researching: PEKER, PACKER, BECKER, >from anywhere in the Ukraine, especially
towns within a 200 mile radius >from Kiev (Korostyshev, Zhitomer, Koristan,
Brusilov, Khordorkev, Rudni).


Moshe Davis wrote:

Subject: pooling information to maximize research
From: "Moshe & Esther Davis" <davis@sefer.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:42:21

Dear All,

I'd also be interested in the possibility of forming "birds of a feather"
groups. My interests in the Ukraine are:

(1) The area of Tecs, Chust, and Sziget in Zarkapatska Oblast,
Ukraine and Maramures, Romania (former Austro-Hungarian
Marmaros in SubCarpathia), family surnames DAVIDOVITS,
CHAIMOVITS, KATZ, ZELMANOVITS.

(2) The Kiev gubernia (possibly Korostychev area), family surnames
WINARKSY, SHURMAN.

(3) The area of Novograd Wolinsky (Zvhil), Rovne, Korets, and
Kniace in Volhynia gubernia, family surnames ABRAMSON, KATZ,
METKOP, KRASNOSTAWSKY.

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Pooling info for Odessa #ukraine

Stephenson <graysgrandma@...>
 

I have received responses >from 5 people. Two of the people informed me that
there is already a site that provides a pooling of information on Odessa:
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/ODESSA-UKRAINE/

Naomi writes, "A great many people participated in hiring an archivist who
looked up their family names at a relatively reasonable cost. There was at
first a long waiting line but eventually most participants, including me,
received information >from the archivist. New people have been writing in to
ask for research help" . ... "For more information as to what range of
documents are accessible to the particular archivist who was used, write to
Anita Citron at: anitac47@optonline.net
Please note that the archivist we used can do research ONLY for the city of
Odessa,(records up to 1922) NOT for any towns near Odessa or within the
Kherson gubernya. Also, note that our archivist does NOT have access to what
is known as the ZAGS archives which are housed in another building."

I will contact Anita Citron and report back to the group.
Barbara Stephenson
Athens, Georgia
USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Pooling info for Odessa #ukraine

Stephenson <graysgrandma@...>
 

I have received responses >from 5 people. Two of the people informed me that
there is already a site that provides a pooling of information on Odessa:
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/ODESSA-UKRAINE/

Naomi writes, "A great many people participated in hiring an archivist who
looked up their family names at a relatively reasonable cost. There was at
first a long waiting line but eventually most participants, including me,
received information >from the archivist. New people have been writing in to
ask for research help" . ... "For more information as to what range of
documents are accessible to the particular archivist who was used, write to
Anita Citron at: anitac47@optonline.net
Please note that the archivist we used can do research ONLY for the city of
Odessa,(records up to 1922) NOT for any towns near Odessa or within the
Kherson gubernya. Also, note that our archivist does NOT have access to what
is known as the ZAGS archives which are housed in another building."

I will contact Anita Citron and report back to the group.
Barbara Stephenson
Athens, Georgia
USA