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Success with Lida District records #belarus

Samuel Goldfarb <samgo@...>
 

I am happy to report success concerning vital records for Lida,
Belarus. In going through old copies of Avotaynu, I found an article in
the Fall, 1997 issue, Volume XIII, Number 3, written by Harold Rhode,
entitled, "Jewish Revision Lists in Lithuanian Archives". He mentioned
that some Lida vital records are in the Grodno Archives.

I contacted Irene Newhouse who has always been helpful and encouraging
to me as I searched Lida records for my family. She directed me to the
Web site of the Grodno Archives, which can be reached by:
www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lida-District/whatsnew.htm, looking under
November 2003 and clicking there. I then wrote to the director, Karina
P. Batrakova, following the directions for making an inquiry.

Seven months and $185 later, I received documents that identified 41
members of my Lida family - PUPKO and ZAREINCHANSKY. Many intriguing
questions have been answered. I wish everyone the same success.

Irene Goldfarb, Princeton, NJ
samgo@princeton.edu


Belarus SIG #Belarus Success with Lida District records #belarus

Samuel Goldfarb <samgo@...>
 

I am happy to report success concerning vital records for Lida,
Belarus. In going through old copies of Avotaynu, I found an article in
the Fall, 1997 issue, Volume XIII, Number 3, written by Harold Rhode,
entitled, "Jewish Revision Lists in Lithuanian Archives". He mentioned
that some Lida vital records are in the Grodno Archives.

I contacted Irene Newhouse who has always been helpful and encouraging
to me as I searched Lida records for my family. She directed me to the
Web site of the Grodno Archives, which can be reached by:
www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lida-District/whatsnew.htm, looking under
November 2003 and clicking there. I then wrote to the director, Karina
P. Batrakova, following the directions for making an inquiry.

Seven months and $185 later, I received documents that identified 41
members of my Lida family - PUPKO and ZAREINCHANSKY. Many intriguing
questions have been answered. I wish everyone the same success.

Irene Goldfarb, Princeton, NJ
samgo@princeton.edu


Thanks #belarus

Barbara Rosborg <barbara.rosborg@...>
 

Thanks so much to everyone who answered me about Romanov and Volin State. I
haven't had time to look into everyone's suggestions in detail yet but they
certainly gave me a lot to go on.

Barbara Rosborg
Researching MAX ARONSON, born MENDEL EICHENSTAB


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thanks #belarus

Barbara Rosborg <barbara.rosborg@...>
 

Thanks so much to everyone who answered me about Romanov and Volin State. I
haven't had time to look into everyone's suggestions in detail yet but they
certainly gave me a lot to go on.

Barbara Rosborg
Researching MAX ARONSON, born MENDEL EICHENSTAB


Our Town Druzhkopol #yizkorbooks

Gary Gershfield <gmgkpc@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the first portion of the translation
project for the Yizkor book,"Our Town Druzhkopol---Words of Memory and
Eulogy,"is now online in our JewishGen Yizkor Book Project.The former Jewish
community of Druzhkopol,Volhynia is now the present day town of Zhuravniki
in the Ukraine.
This portion includes the table of contents,which lists many
of the residents of Druzhkopol who are mentioned in the book.Over the next
few months,I am hopeful that the 35+ pages devoted to these residents of
Druzhkopol will be online.
I wish to thank our translator----Jerrold Landau for his
remarkable work and enthusiasm of the project.
I also want to give special thanks to Joyce Field--Yizkor Book
Project Coordinator,who was an excellent teacher,as she guided me through
the process of becoming a Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator.In
addition,I want to thank webmaster-- Lance Ackerfeld for his technical
expertise and support.
Best regards,
Gary Gershfield
Zhuravniki Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Our Town Druzhkopol #yizkorbooks

Gary Gershfield <gmgkpc@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the first portion of the translation
project for the Yizkor book,"Our Town Druzhkopol---Words of Memory and
Eulogy,"is now online in our JewishGen Yizkor Book Project.The former Jewish
community of Druzhkopol,Volhynia is now the present day town of Zhuravniki
in the Ukraine.
This portion includes the table of contents,which lists many
of the residents of Druzhkopol who are mentioned in the book.Over the next
few months,I am hopeful that the 35+ pages devoted to these residents of
Druzhkopol will be online.
I wish to thank our translator----Jerrold Landau for his
remarkable work and enthusiasm of the project.
I also want to give special thanks to Joyce Field--Yizkor Book
Project Coordinator,who was an excellent teacher,as she guided me through
the process of becoming a Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator.In
addition,I want to thank webmaster-- Lance Ackerfeld for his technical
expertise and support.
Best regards,
Gary Gershfield
Zhuravniki Yizkor Book Translation Project Coordinator


1906 Bialystok Pogrom #poland

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Today I received the Fall 2004 issue of Mishpocha, the JGS of Greater
Washington (JGSGW) Newsletter.

The cover article is titled "Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States
and Russia Related to the Jews: 1866-1906" by Suzan Wynne. The article
discusses the contents of a volume she found in National Archives in
Washington DC. Many years ago, she asked the National Archives to microfilm
the volume. She recently rediscovered the microfilm and has sent one copy
to YIVO and a second copy to the JGSGW Library.

While I cannot repeat thewhole article, I did want to let everyone in this
discussion group to knowthat the microfilm includes an entry dated September
19, 1906 that mentions the pogroms at Bialystok and Siedlice that were going
on at the time andthen a telegram detailing the terrible results.

If anyone is interested in the history of Bialystok during this period, you
might want to contact Suzan Wynne and see if you can get the appropriate
pages of the 256 page book (on microfilm).

L'shana Tovah,

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland 1906 Bialystok Pogrom #poland

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Today I received the Fall 2004 issue of Mishpocha, the JGS of Greater
Washington (JGSGW) Newsletter.

The cover article is titled "Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States
and Russia Related to the Jews: 1866-1906" by Suzan Wynne. The article
discusses the contents of a volume she found in National Archives in
Washington DC. Many years ago, she asked the National Archives to microfilm
the volume. She recently rediscovered the microfilm and has sent one copy
to YIVO and a second copy to the JGSGW Library.

While I cannot repeat thewhole article, I did want to let everyone in this
discussion group to knowthat the microfilm includes an entry dated September
19, 1906 that mentions the pogroms at Bialystok and Siedlice that were going
on at the time andthen a telegram detailing the terrible results.

If anyone is interested in the history of Bialystok during this period, you
might want to contact Suzan Wynne and see if you can get the appropriate
pages of the 256 page book (on microfilm).

L'shana Tovah,

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Louis Sallinger from Prussia #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ralph Salinger >from Israel is in despair as his PC crashed.
He is looking for lost information on Louis SALLINGER
of London [Digest 18th September] .

I am not one of the two kind gentlemen who helped you before,
Ralph, but here are some interesting facts on Louis - which you
may not already have and may be of interest to others too
[i.e. Gersig members].

Louis was already in London living alone in Greenwich and a picture
dealer in the early 1870s. He was born in Prussia in Labbenisburg?
in 1840. By 1881, Louis was living in Deptford and was a naturalised
British Subject [you may be able to find his naturalisation documents at
the Public Records Office, Kew] and married to Annie, an English-born
wife. His birthplace is given as Syck, Prussia. There were no children,
but as he had a servant and visitors and boarders - he must have been
quite well-off. In 1891, he is designated as a picture frame maker
and in 1901 he is still living in Greenwich with his wife
{and two nieces}, and still working as a picture frame maker.

He was married in Southwark in December 1878 to Ann Susan
Woods. It would be easy to get the marriage certificate and
hopefully you will then have the names of his parents and witnesses
at the wedding.

There was another Prussian SAL{L}INGER living in
London called Morris - I presume he was Jewish, born in 1819
in the Duchy of Posen. He was a trimming manufacturer and
had 7 children. As he was already a British subject in the early
1870, he must have lived in London for quite a time There is
evidence that he married Harriet in London in 1848.

Mind-blowing, how one can peep into people's lives nearly
200 years ago!

Celia Male [UK]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis Sallinger from Prussia #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ralph Salinger >from Israel is in despair as his PC crashed.
He is looking for lost information on Louis SALLINGER
of London [Digest 18th September] .

I am not one of the two kind gentlemen who helped you before,
Ralph, but here are some interesting facts on Louis - which you
may not already have and may be of interest to others too
[i.e. Gersig members].

Louis was already in London living alone in Greenwich and a picture
dealer in the early 1870s. He was born in Prussia in Labbenisburg?
in 1840. By 1881, Louis was living in Deptford and was a naturalised
British Subject [you may be able to find his naturalisation documents at
the Public Records Office, Kew] and married to Annie, an English-born
wife. His birthplace is given as Syck, Prussia. There were no children,
but as he had a servant and visitors and boarders - he must have been
quite well-off. In 1891, he is designated as a picture frame maker
and in 1901 he is still living in Greenwich with his wife
{and two nieces}, and still working as a picture frame maker.

He was married in Southwark in December 1878 to Ann Susan
Woods. It would be easy to get the marriage certificate and
hopefully you will then have the names of his parents and witnesses
at the wedding.

There was another Prussian SAL{L}INGER living in
London called Morris - I presume he was Jewish, born in 1819
in the Duchy of Posen. He was a trimming manufacturer and
had 7 children. As he was already a British subject in the early
1870, he must have lived in London for quite a time There is
evidence that he married Harriet in London in 1848.

Mind-blowing, how one can peep into people's lives nearly
200 years ago!

Celia Male [UK]


Seeking DIAMANTMANN and SAXE #ukraine

samorai <samorai@...>
 

This is my first query in Ukraine Sig. I have been connected to BOHMOR for 3
years. My interests in the Ukraine centre around the Kiev area and entail at
this juncture but two names:

1. DIAMANTMANN (DIAMOND in America) in the Chernigov Gubernia

I have the rabbinic certificate of citizen status for Yehuda Leib DIAMONDMAN
(10 April 1880 - ), son of Chaim DIAMONDMAN ( - 1905 in Ukraine) and
Chane LEVITANSKY (b. in Bobrovice). Communal Rabbi, I. J. Reznikov, is from
Koselets (both town and county?) for said birth in Bobrovice (also
Bobrowitz, Bobrotse). Document issued on 10 December 1912.

Yehuda Leib DIAMOND m. Mania Molly [Malcha] KOFF. Brother of a NOVACK m
Kraine DIAMOND. Both KOFFand NOVACK families appear to be in NYC by first
decade of 20th c. and may be related.

Vital statistics for Leib's siblings exist through family records (all
arrived in Montreal during the early part of the first decade of 20th c.):

DIAMOND siblings
Freyda ( -1953)
Kraina ( - 1944)
Unknown sister [remained in Ukraine]
Ben Zion (1865 -
Sam (Zalman) (1870 -
Aaron Chaimowitz ( )
Yehuda Leib (1880 - 1953?)

Questions:

1. Are the above interchangeable names for same village/town? [Bobrovice,
Bobrovitz, Bobrotse]?
2. Is the town of Bobroiske an entirely different place? There is a 2 vol.
Pinkas Kehilot Bobroiske.
3. Given the names of Yehuda Leib's parents and their residential location
in Koselets, is the search for their birth, marriage, death documentation
possible and is it worth the candle?

There is a contemporary Diamond who reads Cyrillic.


2. Seeking Morris SAXE, reputedly born in 1878-1879 on Jewish collective
called Martinovitch in Kiev area. Search of Ukrainian Jewish collectives
does not reveal any Jewish collective by this name. SAXE is apparently
shortened surname. Immigrated to Canada and organized Federated Jewish
Farmers of Ontario in 1925. CBC documentary entitled "Morris Saxe: A Man of
Conscience" was presumably broadcast on 24 January 1997 in the series
"Canadian Reflections" but efforts to locate a copy have repeatedly failed
(CBC archives don't have it, no record at CBC, although current [2004]
Series Director not contacted; Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph -
couldn't reach enough Departments by telephone and e-mail elicited no reply,
but a copy should be there. Finally, Toronto Jewish Archives don't have a
copy and am checking with Canadian Jewish Archives in Montreal. Eleven SAXE
families listed in Toronto phonebook - only had time to reach two this
summer - no luck).

Question: Can anyone suggest how to get hold of a copy of Saxe documentary
for viewing purposes? Esp. Toronto, Guelph, Georgetown [Ontario] Genners
take note. Interested in contacting contemporary relative, for historical,
documentation purposes of Morris SAXE, not necessarily genealogical record.


Paul KING
Jerusalem, ISRAEL

Seeking DIAMANTMANN (Koselets, Bobrovice in Chernigov), KOFF, NOVACK (maybe
Chernigov and NYC at turn of 20th c)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Seeking DIAMANTMANN and SAXE #ukraine

samorai <samorai@...>
 

This is my first query in Ukraine Sig. I have been connected to BOHMOR for 3
years. My interests in the Ukraine centre around the Kiev area and entail at
this juncture but two names:

1. DIAMANTMANN (DIAMOND in America) in the Chernigov Gubernia

I have the rabbinic certificate of citizen status for Yehuda Leib DIAMONDMAN
(10 April 1880 - ), son of Chaim DIAMONDMAN ( - 1905 in Ukraine) and
Chane LEVITANSKY (b. in Bobrovice). Communal Rabbi, I. J. Reznikov, is from
Koselets (both town and county?) for said birth in Bobrovice (also
Bobrowitz, Bobrotse). Document issued on 10 December 1912.

Yehuda Leib DIAMOND m. Mania Molly [Malcha] KOFF. Brother of a NOVACK m
Kraine DIAMOND. Both KOFFand NOVACK families appear to be in NYC by first
decade of 20th c. and may be related.

Vital statistics for Leib's siblings exist through family records (all
arrived in Montreal during the early part of the first decade of 20th c.):

DIAMOND siblings
Freyda ( -1953)
Kraina ( - 1944)
Unknown sister [remained in Ukraine]
Ben Zion (1865 -
Sam (Zalman) (1870 -
Aaron Chaimowitz ( )
Yehuda Leib (1880 - 1953?)

Questions:

1. Are the above interchangeable names for same village/town? [Bobrovice,
Bobrovitz, Bobrotse]?
2. Is the town of Bobroiske an entirely different place? There is a 2 vol.
Pinkas Kehilot Bobroiske.
3. Given the names of Yehuda Leib's parents and their residential location
in Koselets, is the search for their birth, marriage, death documentation
possible and is it worth the candle?

There is a contemporary Diamond who reads Cyrillic.


2. Seeking Morris SAXE, reputedly born in 1878-1879 on Jewish collective
called Martinovitch in Kiev area. Search of Ukrainian Jewish collectives
does not reveal any Jewish collective by this name. SAXE is apparently
shortened surname. Immigrated to Canada and organized Federated Jewish
Farmers of Ontario in 1925. CBC documentary entitled "Morris Saxe: A Man of
Conscience" was presumably broadcast on 24 January 1997 in the series
"Canadian Reflections" but efforts to locate a copy have repeatedly failed
(CBC archives don't have it, no record at CBC, although current [2004]
Series Director not contacted; Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph -
couldn't reach enough Departments by telephone and e-mail elicited no reply,
but a copy should be there. Finally, Toronto Jewish Archives don't have a
copy and am checking with Canadian Jewish Archives in Montreal. Eleven SAXE
families listed in Toronto phonebook - only had time to reach two this
summer - no luck).

Question: Can anyone suggest how to get hold of a copy of Saxe documentary
for viewing purposes? Esp. Toronto, Guelph, Georgetown [Ontario] Genners
take note. Interested in contacting contemporary relative, for historical,
documentation purposes of Morris SAXE, not necessarily genealogical record.


Paul KING
Jerusalem, ISRAEL

Seeking DIAMANTMANN (Koselets, Bobrovice in Chernigov), KOFF, NOVACK (maybe
Chernigov and NYC at turn of 20th c)


Winipeg Cemetery #ukraine

MATHOV Pnina & Yehuda <mathov@...>
 

Shalom Canadians
I am looking for the help of any good person, visiting in Winipeg the Sheary Tzedek
Cemetery, the learn one name on one tomb stone, >from which I do know the exact
location.

Or to be help with the address of this Cemetery.

Or the e mail address of the Jewish Heritage Centre of West Canada

Shana Tova >from Yehuda MATHOV in Israel.



genealogical researching families:
MATHOV - SINGER - VULISCHER - SCHULKIN- BLANC -LANFIR
DOCTOROVICH - HICK - PETASHNI - GLUSHANKOV -BOCLES


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Winipeg Cemetery #ukraine

MATHOV Pnina & Yehuda <mathov@...>
 

Shalom Canadians
I am looking for the help of any good person, visiting in Winipeg the Sheary Tzedek
Cemetery, the learn one name on one tomb stone, >from which I do know the exact
location.

Or to be help with the address of this Cemetery.

Or the e mail address of the Jewish Heritage Centre of West Canada

Shana Tova >from Yehuda MATHOV in Israel.



genealogical researching families:
MATHOV - SINGER - VULISCHER - SCHULKIN- BLANC -LANFIR
DOCTOROVICH - HICK - PETASHNI - GLUSHANKOV -BOCLES


SINGER from Bessarabia #ukraine

MATHOV Pnina & Yehuda <mathov@...>
 

SHANA TOVA
to all the members

from the last many years I am trying to find the descendants of mr YOILE SINGER and of his sister
GUSSIE SINGER >from Bessarabia. They emigrated to the USA (or Canada) at the
begining of the 20th century.

Both were the parents of four daughters and I have a picture of all of them.

My branch of SINGER family arrived to Argentina.

I do apreciate any help.

Yehuda MATHOV in Israel

genealogical researching families:
MATHOV - SINGER - VULISCHER - SCHULKIN- BLANC -LANFIR
DOCTOROVICH - HICK - PETASHNI - GLUSHANKOV -BOCLES


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine SINGER from Bessarabia #ukraine

MATHOV Pnina & Yehuda <mathov@...>
 

SHANA TOVA
to all the members

from the last many years I am trying to find the descendants of mr YOILE SINGER and of his sister
GUSSIE SINGER >from Bessarabia. They emigrated to the USA (or Canada) at the
begining of the 20th century.

Both were the parents of four daughters and I have a picture of all of them.

My branch of SINGER family arrived to Argentina.

I do apreciate any help.

Yehuda MATHOV in Israel

genealogical researching families:
MATHOV - SINGER - VULISCHER - SCHULKIN- BLANC -LANFIR
DOCTOROVICH - HICK - PETASHNI - GLUSHANKOV -BOCLES


Kindertransport-KOENIGSBUCH in the USA #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
Though I have posted it already in the past I am
counting on new Genners who may have joined the list
recently. I am looking for Rolf (Simon) KOENIGSBUCH
who was born in Hamburg in 1929 and together with his
brother Kurt Max (b.1931) were on the Kindertransport.
I have evidence that during the 1960 he lived in the
USA in New Jersey and even responded by phone to an ad
in the AFBAU publication in the late 60s. He may have
been a journalist. He is not a member of the
Kindertransport Ass. neither did he particpate in the
50th and 60th Kinder reunions.He may have changed his
name because I do not find any KOENIGSBUCH or
Kenigsbuch or Konigsbuch in the White Pages.
Rolf is a distant cousin of my late mother Sara
Koenigsbuch.
Please respond privately.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kindertransport-KOENIGSBUCH in the USA #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
Though I have posted it already in the past I am
counting on new Genners who may have joined the list
recently. I am looking for Rolf (Simon) KOENIGSBUCH
who was born in Hamburg in 1929 and together with his
brother Kurt Max (b.1931) were on the Kindertransport.
I have evidence that during the 1960 he lived in the
USA in New Jersey and even responded by phone to an ad
in the AFBAU publication in the late 60s. He may have
been a journalist. He is not a member of the
Kindertransport Ass. neither did he particpate in the
50th and 60th Kinder reunions.He may have changed his
name because I do not find any KOENIGSBUCH or
Kenigsbuch or Konigsbuch in the White Pages.
Rolf is a distant cousin of my late mother Sara
Koenigsbuch.
Please respond privately.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Re: "Pocket watch in 'tula silver'" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Sept 19, 2004, Robert W. Fraser (robertandginafraser@iinet.net) asked
about his grandfather's pocket watch which he was told was made of "tula silver."

According to:

http://www.penexchange.de/english/klassiker/tula.shtml

"tula" is another word for "niello" work. Although I can recognize niello
work, I have never before heard the name "tula" used for this type of decoration.

Tula is an alloy made of silver, lead and copper and some sulphur. The mix
results in a grayish black color which for decoration can be overlaid or etched
into other metals. More about tula silver can be read at the above URL.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Pocket watch in 'tula silver'" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Sept 19, 2004, Robert W. Fraser (robertandginafraser@iinet.net) asked
about his grandfather's pocket watch which he was told was made of "tula silver."

According to:

http://www.penexchange.de/english/klassiker/tula.shtml

"tula" is another word for "niello" work. Although I can recognize niello
work, I have never before heard the name "tula" used for this type of decoration.

Tula is an alloy made of silver, lead and copper and some sulphur. The mix
results in a grayish black color which for decoration can be overlaid or etched
into other metals. More about tula silver can be read at the above URL.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, RADOMYSL?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.