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Help with Cyrillic Place Name #general

Sheila Toffell
 

I have made contact with a long lost branch of my family, thanks to a wonderful
person who helped via jewishgen.

The person I am now in contact with cannot speak English. She sent me an email in
Cyrillic that she translated into English using an online engine. The place name
she gave translates as Equal, near Kirovograd. Shtetl Seeker does not give any
hits anywhere near Kirovograd with variations of Equal using the DM Soundex. I
suspect that the translation engine found the best possible match.

If there is someone whose computer can support Cyrillic and who can help me locate
this place, please contact me privately at toffell@verizon.net

Thank you!
Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with Cyrillic Place Name #general

Sheila Toffell
 

I have made contact with a long lost branch of my family, thanks to a wonderful
person who helped via jewishgen.

The person I am now in contact with cannot speak English. She sent me an email in
Cyrillic that she translated into English using an online engine. The place name
she gave translates as Equal, near Kirovograd. Shtetl Seeker does not give any
hits anywhere near Kirovograd with variations of Equal using the DM Soundex. I
suspect that the translation engine found the best possible match.

If there is someone whose computer can support Cyrillic and who can help me locate
this place, please contact me privately at toffell@verizon.net

Thank you!
Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock NJ


Seeking information about ORNSTEIN in east Galicia #general

dov <dovo@...>
 

In Wielkie Oczy.
My ggfather, Jacob ORNSTEIN, was burn betweek 1850-60,married Chaja nee? and they
have childs as follows(name,spouse,place of living):
Berl,Feiga LERER,Wielkie Oczy.
Brendel,Leib ERLBAUM,Staryy Sambur.
Rivka,Berl FUSS,WO.
Miriam,Mr. GUTLIB,Oleszyce.
Shmuel-Yosef,Rachel KATZ,Zborow.
Ayzik,Roza,WO.
Roza,Josef KALTER,Lancut.
Dvora,Moshe BULZ,Jaworow.
I'll appreciate any help
Dov Orenstein
Tel Aviv
dovo@zahav.net.il


Searching for: BAKHRAKH from Simferopol, Ukraine, now in Israel #general

lbubby@...
 

Searching for : Frima BAKHRAKH or any BAKHRAKH relatives >from Simferopol, Ukraine
now living in Israel
In Pages of Testimony, was written about my grandfather's brothers, sisters,
etc... Please help me locate any of the people below:
Frima Bachrach (that would be her maiden name)
She wrote about her mother, Revekka Bachrach) and her brother, Yakov
No date given when she filled it out
Address: Rishon-JaZion
Zadish-Gimel Banot 44/1

Izabella Smurzik (date filled out l991) She was the Aunt of victim, Rita Bachrach
Address:Arad, Chen 40/l5

Shimon Zivkin In l975 he wrote about his cousin, Frida Bachrach
His address then.. Jerusalem, Japkas Kanto Gilo 89/1

Lori Miller
Northridge, Ca
Researching: BAKHRAKH, Donetsk, Ukraine; BECKMAN/BAKMAN, Proskurov, Ukraine and
Buenos Aires, RUCHMAN/RICHMAN, Berezne, now Ukraine and Cleveland, Ohio, CHERNOY,
Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking information about ORNSTEIN in east Galicia #general

dov <dovo@...>
 

In Wielkie Oczy.
My ggfather, Jacob ORNSTEIN, was burn betweek 1850-60,married Chaja nee? and they
have childs as follows(name,spouse,place of living):
Berl,Feiga LERER,Wielkie Oczy.
Brendel,Leib ERLBAUM,Staryy Sambur.
Rivka,Berl FUSS,WO.
Miriam,Mr. GUTLIB,Oleszyce.
Shmuel-Yosef,Rachel KATZ,Zborow.
Ayzik,Roza,WO.
Roza,Josef KALTER,Lancut.
Dvora,Moshe BULZ,Jaworow.
I'll appreciate any help
Dov Orenstein
Tel Aviv
dovo@zahav.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for: BAKHRAKH from Simferopol, Ukraine, now in Israel #general

lbubby@...
 

Searching for : Frima BAKHRAKH or any BAKHRAKH relatives >from Simferopol, Ukraine
now living in Israel
In Pages of Testimony, was written about my grandfather's brothers, sisters,
etc... Please help me locate any of the people below:
Frima Bachrach (that would be her maiden name)
She wrote about her mother, Revekka Bachrach) and her brother, Yakov
No date given when she filled it out
Address: Rishon-JaZion
Zadish-Gimel Banot 44/1

Izabella Smurzik (date filled out l991) She was the Aunt of victim, Rita Bachrach
Address:Arad, Chen 40/l5

Shimon Zivkin In l975 he wrote about his cousin, Frida Bachrach
His address then.. Jerusalem, Japkas Kanto Gilo 89/1

Lori Miller
Northridge, Ca
Researching: BAKHRAKH, Donetsk, Ukraine; BECKMAN/BAKMAN, Proskurov, Ukraine and
Buenos Aires, RUCHMAN/RICHMAN, Berezne, now Ukraine and Cleveland, Ohio, CHERNOY,
Belarus


ZEMSER Innkeepers in Vilna #general

Joan Engel <jengel@...>
 

I have been told that my ggf Raphael ZEMSER owned and operated an inn in Wilna.
Raphael was born before 1860 and died before 1919 and was married to Mariasha
STRELETSKAJA. To date I have had no luck finding information about these people or
their inn. Anyone have any ideas of how I might find information?

Joan Engel, New York City

Researching: BENGIS, ENGELSON, MORO, STRELSKI/STRELETSKAJA, WELLER, ZEMSER in
Vilnius & Kovno ...and ...BLINDERMAN, DUBINER, FRIEDMAN, KATZ, LEVINE, POMERANTZ,
SAFER, SILBERGLEIT, SPELKE, YANOWITZ/YANOVICH in Grodno, Kamenets-Litovsk,
Pruzhany & Kobryn


Kamenetz-Podolsk and Salomon GUEMPIK #general

Pascale Garber <garberp@...>
 

Hello to all,

January 12th, I experienced a computer crash. Everything is now back to normal.
Unfortunately I lost the content of my mail box between January 10 and January 14.

Please : to all of you who answered me back about Kamenetz-Podolsk ShtetLinks
and/or Salomon GUEMPIK, could you send me back your answer ? Each one is very
important to me.

Thank you very much

Pascale GARBER
Montreal


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZEMSER Innkeepers in Vilna #general

Joan Engel <jengel@...>
 

I have been told that my ggf Raphael ZEMSER owned and operated an inn in Wilna.
Raphael was born before 1860 and died before 1919 and was married to Mariasha
STRELETSKAJA. To date I have had no luck finding information about these people or
their inn. Anyone have any ideas of how I might find information?

Joan Engel, New York City

Researching: BENGIS, ENGELSON, MORO, STRELSKI/STRELETSKAJA, WELLER, ZEMSER in
Vilnius & Kovno ...and ...BLINDERMAN, DUBINER, FRIEDMAN, KATZ, LEVINE, POMERANTZ,
SAFER, SILBERGLEIT, SPELKE, YANOWITZ/YANOVICH in Grodno, Kamenets-Litovsk,
Pruzhany & Kobryn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kamenetz-Podolsk and Salomon GUEMPIK #general

Pascale Garber <garberp@...>
 

Hello to all,

January 12th, I experienced a computer crash. Everything is now back to normal.
Unfortunately I lost the content of my mail box between January 10 and January 14.

Please : to all of you who answered me back about Kamenetz-Podolsk ShtetLinks
and/or Salomon GUEMPIK, could you send me back your answer ? Each one is very
important to me.

Thank you very much

Pascale GARBER
Montreal


What's New in Family History, Genealogy, some Jewish Records/Reviews #general

Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr. <vctinney@...>
 

What's New in Family History, Genealogy & Local History Books?
General interest books in family history, genealogy and local history:
chronological listing >from advance publication dates, A. D. 2006 back to A.D. 2004
keyword search sample listing, at:
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/whatsnewbooks.htm

Status search of In Print, Out of Print and Forthcoming Books,(in Format: Book,
Audio, Video) within All Markets worldwide databases, dated January 13, 2005,
shows:
Keyword search for 'family history' listing 24,168 results.
Keyword search for 'genealogy' listing 36,240 results.
Keyword search for 'local history' listing 81,986 results.

Respectfully yours,

Tom Tinney, Sr.
Who's Who in America, Millennium Edition [54th] - 2004
Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions]
Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/


Bari ROLFE #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Does anyone know of a Bari ROLFE, born to a Dora, maiden name unknown, and
Morris/Maurice/Max WACHS AKA WICKS.?

This is the same Bari ROLFE whom Google lists. She was a famed teacher of mime.

I seek possible descendants or relatives of her.



Barbara S. Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What's New in Family History, Genealogy, some Jewish Records/Reviews #general

Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr. <vctinney@...>
 

What's New in Family History, Genealogy & Local History Books?
General interest books in family history, genealogy and local history:
chronological listing >from advance publication dates, A. D. 2006 back to A.D. 2004
keyword search sample listing, at:
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/whatsnewbooks.htm

Status search of In Print, Out of Print and Forthcoming Books,(in Format: Book,
Audio, Video) within All Markets worldwide databases, dated January 13, 2005,
shows:
Keyword search for 'family history' listing 24,168 results.
Keyword search for 'genealogy' listing 36,240 results.
Keyword search for 'local history' listing 81,986 results.

Respectfully yours,

Tom Tinney, Sr.
Who's Who in America, Millennium Edition [54th] - 2004
Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions]
Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
http://www.academic-genealogy.com/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bari ROLFE #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Does anyone know of a Bari ROLFE, born to a Dora, maiden name unknown, and
Morris/Maurice/Max WACHS AKA WICKS.?

This is the same Bari ROLFE whom Google lists. She was a famed teacher of mime.

I seek possible descendants or relatives of her.



Barbara S. Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


Information given for Orthodox Conversions in UK around 1920 #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

As far as I can see my maternal grandparents came to England around late 1880's
from Lithuania. I know that my grandmother Raizel DIAMOND (nee KAMENSHCHIK) was
born in Zeimiai (Kovno Gubernia) in 1866 and that my grandfather Nathan Lazarus
DIAMOND also came >from Kovno but I do not know the name of the shtetl and would
like to find out as it is believed he came >from a large family of 13 (if the
information is correct) and I have only found him and three siblings.

My grandparents eldest son is shown on the 1901 census as being born in Manchester
about 1895 (if my immigrant grandparents were able to give the correct
information to the census taker). Between 1915 and 1920 my uncle married a
non-Jew who was converted Orthodox. Family lore said that for a period she lived
with my grandmother who had to teach her some of the ropes.

As immigrants my grandparents would have to provide their own ketubah to prove
their status. When giving these details would the town of birth or the town they
had last lived in before emigrating be included? Does anyone know what would be
included and does anyone know where, >from the Beth Din, could I obtain this
information?

Many thanks.

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester England

Still researching:-

KAMINSKY (KAMENSHCHIK) >from Yanova (Jonava)and Zeimiai nr Kovno, Lithuania 2)
Norron Eliazar, Harris, Joseph & Sarah DIAMOND >from Kovno Gubernia, Lithuania 3)
 Newman, Emmanuel, Rachel & Esther LEVY and their parents Chana & Yehuda LEWIN
from KROSNIEWICE in Poland  4)  Isaac & Rebecca COHEN  >from Poland 5) Chaim &
Rebecca ESTRY (nee GROSSMAN)  a glazier >from Poland 6)  GOLDBERG (possibly
SCHELSINGER OR SCHELINGER or SCHLUZITEL) >from Vabalninkas, Lithuania 7)  George
(Gershon) BERLINSKY F>from Charlottenburg in Berlin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Information given for Orthodox Conversions in UK around 1920 #general

Rica Goldberg
 

Dear Genners

As far as I can see my maternal grandparents came to England around late 1880's
from Lithuania. I know that my grandmother Raizel DIAMOND (nee KAMENSHCHIK) was
born in Zeimiai (Kovno Gubernia) in 1866 and that my grandfather Nathan Lazarus
DIAMOND also came >from Kovno but I do not know the name of the shtetl and would
like to find out as it is believed he came >from a large family of 13 (if the
information is correct) and I have only found him and three siblings.

My grandparents eldest son is shown on the 1901 census as being born in Manchester
about 1895 (if my immigrant grandparents were able to give the correct
information to the census taker). Between 1915 and 1920 my uncle married a
non-Jew who was converted Orthodox. Family lore said that for a period she lived
with my grandmother who had to teach her some of the ropes.

As immigrants my grandparents would have to provide their own ketubah to prove
their status. When giving these details would the town of birth or the town they
had last lived in before emigrating be included? Does anyone know what would be
included and does anyone know where, >from the Beth Din, could I obtain this
information?

Many thanks.

Rica B Goldberg
Manchester England

Still researching:-

KAMINSKY (KAMENSHCHIK) >from Yanova (Jonava)and Zeimiai nr Kovno, Lithuania 2)
Norron Eliazar, Harris, Joseph & Sarah DIAMOND >from Kovno Gubernia, Lithuania 3)
 Newman, Emmanuel, Rachel & Esther LEVY and their parents Chana & Yehuda LEWIN
from KROSNIEWICE in Poland  4)  Isaac & Rebecca COHEN  >from Poland 5) Chaim &
Rebecca ESTRY (nee GROSSMAN)  a glazier >from Poland 6)  GOLDBERG (possibly
SCHELSINGER OR SCHELINGER or SCHLUZITEL) >from Vabalninkas, Lithuania 7)  George
(Gershon) BERLINSKY F>from Charlottenburg in Berlin


Which Archive is Mine? - Need your Input #general

Bev Potter <basha@...>
 

In an attempt to get myself on track in the search for my father's ancestors, I
ask you to consider the following "clues":

1. My paternal surname was PADERESKY/Paderefsky/Podorosky - the spelling
variations that I have found on the US records are endless.

2. The Shtetl of Podorosk is located at 5259 2437. This is some 61 miles east of
Bialystok.

3. My grandfather, Morris, was born in Horodok, according to his naturalization
papers. I do not know which shtetl Horodok this was. I believe that there was (or
is)a shtetl Horodok east of Bialystok. Morris was born in 1885.

4. The ship manifest for Morris and his mother Sarah state their last residence as
Warchau. I don't know if they actually lived there or if they stayed there on the
way to Hamburg.

5. I do not know where my great-grandfather Nathan was born. As of yet, I have
been unable to locate Naturalization papers for him. US census records give
conflicting information - yes he did naturalize or no, he did not. Nathan was born
approximately 1862.

6. Gathering records >from the Ellis Island database for other people of the
Paderefsky name (I have no clear basis for believing that they are related or that
they are not), most of these people come >from the following towns: Chomsk,
Antopol, Pruzany, Simonivichi. These towns are all in the area south and east of
Bialystok. Also south and east of Podorosk.

My questions:
a) Given the above data, is it reasonable to focus my search on this area south
and east of Bialystok?
b) Assuming my family came >from this area, What archive should be the focus of my
search? I would like to initiate a search for birth, marriage and death records.
c) Is there a SIG whose research effort encompasses this area for the timeframe of
1850- 1900?

Thank you in advance,
Bev Potter
Colorado


Did Bessarabian Jews Serve in Romanian Army? #general

Suzy Lampert <suzylampert@...>
 

Some of my relatives, years ago, found a photograph of my grandfather's
half-brother dressed in an Army uniform. This was just before or during WW II.
Since he lived in Bessarabia, Romania, it was assumed that he served in the
Romanian Army. However, I was later told that this would have been impossible,
since he was Jewish.

Did Bessarabian Jews actually serve in the Romanian Army before or during WW II?
If not, which would be the liklely country he served in? Is there any way to
follow this up through Army records?

Thank you.

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, Texas USA
Searching: STICKLER; BERLATCHI/BARLATCHY; SHAPIRO/SCHAPIRO all >from Calarasi,
Bessarabia, Romania


Anybody know what TAZZ is? #general

Adam <adam@...>
 

A cousin of mine translated an entry >from a Sefer book describing one of my
grandfather's brothers. Part of the article mentions that this person was
involved in TAZZ management. My cousin has never heard of TAZZ. The article also
mentions ORT in the same sentence which my cousin knew about, but TAZZ is a
mystery. Couldn't find anything thru Google either. I don't know if TAZZ was
international like ORT or just something in Israel. The Sefer book was published
in 1961 if that helps (maybe TAZZ existed back then but is gone now).

I would like to include a footnote describing what TAZZ is if I could.
Thanks for any help.

Adam Stein
Email: adam@scan.mc.xerox.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Which Archive is Mine? - Need your Input #general

Bev Potter <basha@...>
 

In an attempt to get myself on track in the search for my father's ancestors, I
ask you to consider the following "clues":

1. My paternal surname was PADERESKY/Paderefsky/Podorosky - the spelling
variations that I have found on the US records are endless.

2. The Shtetl of Podorosk is located at 5259 2437. This is some 61 miles east of
Bialystok.

3. My grandfather, Morris, was born in Horodok, according to his naturalization
papers. I do not know which shtetl Horodok this was. I believe that there was (or
is)a shtetl Horodok east of Bialystok. Morris was born in 1885.

4. The ship manifest for Morris and his mother Sarah state their last residence as
Warchau. I don't know if they actually lived there or if they stayed there on the
way to Hamburg.

5. I do not know where my great-grandfather Nathan was born. As of yet, I have
been unable to locate Naturalization papers for him. US census records give
conflicting information - yes he did naturalize or no, he did not. Nathan was born
approximately 1862.

6. Gathering records >from the Ellis Island database for other people of the
Paderefsky name (I have no clear basis for believing that they are related or that
they are not), most of these people come >from the following towns: Chomsk,
Antopol, Pruzany, Simonivichi. These towns are all in the area south and east of
Bialystok. Also south and east of Podorosk.

My questions:
a) Given the above data, is it reasonable to focus my search on this area south
and east of Bialystok?
b) Assuming my family came >from this area, What archive should be the focus of my
search? I would like to initiate a search for birth, marriage and death records.
c) Is there a SIG whose research effort encompasses this area for the timeframe of
1850- 1900?

Thank you in advance,
Bev Potter
Colorado