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Questions about the military; Latvian Business Directory; Name options? #general

rena rudolph mcdonald
 

My grandfather was in the military before he came to the US. He sent his
wife, and their two small children ahead of him (by two years). Is there any way
to research military records >from Latvia? This was 1925 to 1927. Who were
they fighting at that time, or what were they fighting for? I have a document
where he asked permission to live in Sokolowka after the military, shortly
before coming to the US. Where is Sokolowka?

Does anyone know of a Business Directory for Latvia for the late 1800's to
the 1920's?

My greatgrandfather's given name was CHIZKIYAHU, could this have been
shortend? I can't find it on any of the directories (Galicia or JRI Poland).

Thank you,

Rena McDonald
Birmingham, Alabama USA
songinapril@aol.com

MODERATORS NOTE: There are plenty of resources on JewishGen for those
researching their roots in Latvia.
Try the links located on the JewishGen InfoFiles, located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Latvia/ Among them you'll find The All Latvia
Database and The Latvia SIG.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Questions about the military; Latvian Business Directory; Name options? #general

rena rudolph mcdonald
 

My grandfather was in the military before he came to the US. He sent his
wife, and their two small children ahead of him (by two years). Is there any way
to research military records >from Latvia? This was 1925 to 1927. Who were
they fighting at that time, or what were they fighting for? I have a document
where he asked permission to live in Sokolowka after the military, shortly
before coming to the US. Where is Sokolowka?

Does anyone know of a Business Directory for Latvia for the late 1800's to
the 1920's?

My greatgrandfather's given name was CHIZKIYAHU, could this have been
shortend? I can't find it on any of the directories (Galicia or JRI Poland).

Thank you,

Rena McDonald
Birmingham, Alabama USA
songinapril@aol.com

MODERATORS NOTE: There are plenty of resources on JewishGen for those
researching their roots in Latvia.
Try the links located on the JewishGen InfoFiles, located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/#Latvia/ Among them you'll find The All Latvia
Database and The Latvia SIG.


Seeking: Descendants of Jacob and Isadore BLUMENSON #general

sbloom@...
 

Hi,

I am looking for the descendants or known cousins of Isadore or Jacob
BLUMENSON/BLUMENZON, etc., who lived in Mount Vernon, NY until about the 1970's
(Isadore probably died earlier). Jacob was born in the 1880's and Isadore in the
1860's. They probably lives in New York City (nearby) before moving to the northern
suburbs. They may or may not be related to each other, but census seems to
indicate they are.

Jacob married Bessie in 1920 in Rhode Island. He had a daughter Shirley and a
daughter Natalie.

Isadore had a wife Dora, and children Seymmour, Philip, Martha.

I am interested in seeing whether they are related to my BLUMENSON family >from
Przedborz, Poland and surrounding towns. Some of my cousins >from there (who I
lost track of), have names that are similar to these (Jankel, Yitzhak, Jacob,
etc.).

If anyone has information that could relate, please let me know privately. I
also have a JGFF connection.

Thanks,

Steve Bloom
Worsham, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Descendants of Jacob and Isadore BLUMENSON #general

sbloom@...
 

Hi,

I am looking for the descendants or known cousins of Isadore or Jacob
BLUMENSON/BLUMENZON, etc., who lived in Mount Vernon, NY until about the 1970's
(Isadore probably died earlier). Jacob was born in the 1880's and Isadore in the
1860's. They probably lives in New York City (nearby) before moving to the northern
suburbs. They may or may not be related to each other, but census seems to
indicate they are.

Jacob married Bessie in 1920 in Rhode Island. He had a daughter Shirley and a
daughter Natalie.

Isadore had a wife Dora, and children Seymmour, Philip, Martha.

I am interested in seeing whether they are related to my BLUMENSON family >from
Przedborz, Poland and surrounding towns. Some of my cousins >from there (who I
lost track of), have names that are similar to these (Jankel, Yitzhak, Jacob,
etc.).

If anyone has information that could relate, please let me know privately. I
also have a JGFF connection.

Thanks,

Steve Bloom
Worsham, VA


Issac Harry Kolsky #unitedkingdom

Nick Landau <n.landau@...>
 

From: "Peter J E Brunning" <peter@brunning.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 12:27:34 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

I think that Edmonton is a municipal cemetery and that you can find it
listed here: http://www.funeralservicesuk.com/

The municipal cemetery is not the same as the Jewish cemetery. The following
is taken >from http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/london.html.

Edmonton: Jewish Federation Cemetery: {10216} : +44 208-807 2268 (Federation
of Synagogues) Montagu Road (B137), off Angel Road-Part of North Circular
Road A406, Lower Edmonton, London N 18. The main office of the Federation
Burial Society is 65 Watford Way, London NW4 3AQ.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Solomons #unitedkingdom

CYNTHIA SHAW <cynthiashaw@...>
 

If anyone has come across A. Solomons who in 1949 was living at 152 Neasden
Lane, London NW10..son of Julia and Dave Solomons of Sellons Avenue
Willesden...or their daughter, Hannah Solomons would they be kind enough to
let me know.
Many thanks in advance.
Cynthia Shaw


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Issac Harry Kolsky #unitedkingdom

Nick Landau <n.landau@...>
 

From: "Peter J E Brunning" <peter@brunning.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 12:27:34 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

I think that Edmonton is a municipal cemetery and that you can find it
listed here: http://www.funeralservicesuk.com/

The municipal cemetery is not the same as the Jewish cemetery. The following
is taken >from http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/london.html.

Edmonton: Jewish Federation Cemetery: {10216} : +44 208-807 2268 (Federation
of Synagogues) Montagu Road (B137), off Angel Road-Part of North Circular
Road A406, Lower Edmonton, London N 18. The main office of the Federation
Burial Society is 65 Watford Way, London NW4 3AQ.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Solomons #unitedkingdom

CYNTHIA SHAW <cynthiashaw@...>
 

If anyone has come across A. Solomons who in 1949 was living at 152 Neasden
Lane, London NW10..son of Julia and Dave Solomons of Sellons Avenue
Willesden...or their daughter, Hannah Solomons would they be kind enough to
let me know.
Many thanks in advance.
Cynthia Shaw


Re: who were Simon's parents/Pittsburgh?Worone, Russia #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Marilyn,

If Simon died in Pittsburgh the parents names would likely be on the death
certificate provided the Informant (person who supplies the d.c.
information) was a close friend or realtive. The fathers name would also
likely be on the tombstone. Once you find the death date you can also look
for an obituary (usually within the following 1 to 5 days) in the
Pittsburgh newspapers or the Pittsburgh Jewish Criterion. If you find the
synagogue name you might write to the them to see if they have any records.

Information on finding these is on the Pittsburgh IAJGS Website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-pittsburgh/pghresources.htm

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA
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Subject: who were Simon's parents/Pittsburgh?Worone, Russia
From: "marilyn" < mrl516@bellsouth.net >
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 17:10:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 14

I have the peitition for naturlaization for Simon ROSENTHAL and know where
her was born and when. He came to America without his parents. How can I
determine his parents names? Would this information have been requested by
any government authorities when he came to this country in 1910? Thanks.
Marilyn Feingold USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: who were Simon's parents/Pittsburgh?Worone, Russia #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Marilyn,

If Simon died in Pittsburgh the parents names would likely be on the death
certificate provided the Informant (person who supplies the d.c.
information) was a close friend or realtive. The fathers name would also
likely be on the tombstone. Once you find the death date you can also look
for an obituary (usually within the following 1 to 5 days) in the
Pittsburgh newspapers or the Pittsburgh Jewish Criterion. If you find the
synagogue name you might write to the them to see if they have any records.

Information on finding these is on the Pittsburgh IAJGS Website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-pittsburgh/pghresources.htm

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA
---

Subject: who were Simon's parents/Pittsburgh?Worone, Russia
From: "marilyn" < mrl516@bellsouth.net >
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 17:10:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 14

I have the peitition for naturlaization for Simon ROSENTHAL and know where
her was born and when. He came to America without his parents. How can I
determine his parents names? Would this information have been requested by
any government authorities when he came to this country in 1910? Thanks.
Marilyn Feingold USA


Re: who were Simon's parents/Pittsburgh?Worone, Russia #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Have you gotten Simon's death certificate-which probably has his parents'
names? Or better yet, a marriage record where he says what his parents'
names were? Of course the records of his brothers and/or sisters will also
have the information-I once held a 'vote' >from my gr grandfather's brothers
and sisters death certificates on what their parents' names were.

How about an obituary? A synagogue record? A nursing/old folks' home? A
history of the Jewish community where he lived? A history of the city where
he lived? The records of the town in Europe where he lived?

Have you talked to any cousins that you can find-anywhere? Have you checked
the passenger list to see if he says he left them behind? Have you checked
emigration records, if they exist for Europe?

Of course, his tombstone probably has his father's name, if there is a
Hebrew inscription.

And on and on.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"How can I determine his parents names? Would this information have been
requested by any government authorities when he came to this country in 1910?
Thanks."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: who were Simon's parents/Pittsburgh?Worone, Russia #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Have you gotten Simon's death certificate-which probably has his parents'
names? Or better yet, a marriage record where he says what his parents'
names were? Of course the records of his brothers and/or sisters will also
have the information-I once held a 'vote' >from my gr grandfather's brothers
and sisters death certificates on what their parents' names were.

How about an obituary? A synagogue record? A nursing/old folks' home? A
history of the Jewish community where he lived? A history of the city where
he lived? The records of the town in Europe where he lived?

Have you talked to any cousins that you can find-anywhere? Have you checked
the passenger list to see if he says he left them behind? Have you checked
emigration records, if they exist for Europe?

Of course, his tombstone probably has his father's name, if there is a
Hebrew inscription.

And on and on.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"How can I determine his parents names? Would this information have been
requested by any government authorities when he came to this country in 1910?
Thanks."


Re: come see some pictures from the 2004 IAJGS conference #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Dear Rose.

I would like to thank you for bringing us the beautiful pictures >from the
convention.
I was not able to attend to the conference due to my health, and in the only
few times which I came, I forgot to bring my camera. Now I can see my table
in the vendor room, with the placates which I designed specially for the
conference.

*Shana Tova* to all of us
Udi Cain, Israel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: come see some pictures from the 2004 IAJGS conference #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Dear Rose.

I would like to thank you for bringing us the beautiful pictures >from the
convention.
I was not able to attend to the conference due to my health, and in the only
few times which I came, I forgot to bring my camera. Now I can see my table
in the vendor room, with the placates which I designed specially for the
conference.

*Shana Tova* to all of us
Udi Cain, Israel.


Re: Pictures from the 2004 IAJGS conference #general

Ruth <drwho70@...>
 

I agree with Sylvia Nusinov's request for the names to match the
photos included at http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/INF/2004conf.html

I have never been able to attend any of the conferences and probably never
will unless it were to be held in the Scarborough area of Maine. As Sylvia
has already said, it would be so satisfying to put a face to the names of
the people who have helped us over these many years at JewishGen.

Thanks to all of you.
Ruth Grant, Scarborough, Maine

B'RAM/BARAM/BAR-AM>> Labun, Ukraine> Haifa
FEIGENBLAT/FAJGENBLAT (any spelling), LERNER, VINESHTAYN (any spelling
variation)>> Labun and/or Starokonstantinov, Ukraine, & possibly Poland;
SMULOWITZ/SHMULOVICH>> Novo-Aleksandrovsk, Lithuania;
MINSTER/MINSTERIS>>Plunge, Lithuania > Canada & USA

<possible to give us the identity of individual persons in the
<photos, in the same order as they are shown in the pictures of speakers and
<smaller groups?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pictures from the 2004 IAJGS conference #general

Ruth <drwho70@...>
 

I agree with Sylvia Nusinov's request for the names to match the
photos included at http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/INF/2004conf.html

I have never been able to attend any of the conferences and probably never
will unless it were to be held in the Scarborough area of Maine. As Sylvia
has already said, it would be so satisfying to put a face to the names of
the people who have helped us over these many years at JewishGen.

Thanks to all of you.
Ruth Grant, Scarborough, Maine

B'RAM/BARAM/BAR-AM>> Labun, Ukraine> Haifa
FEIGENBLAT/FAJGENBLAT (any spelling), LERNER, VINESHTAYN (any spelling
variation)>> Labun and/or Starokonstantinov, Ukraine, & possibly Poland;
SMULOWITZ/SHMULOVICH>> Novo-Aleksandrovsk, Lithuania;
MINSTER/MINSTERIS>>Plunge, Lithuania > Canada & USA

<possible to give us the identity of individual persons in the
<photos, in the same order as they are shown in the pictures of speakers and
<smaller groups?


Some titles of GenAmi number 29 #general

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

Some titles of GenAmi number 29, September 2004

- The Levy families of Marmoutier (Lower Rhine, Alsace)
before 1808, by Dr Olivier Cahen
The author could get two wills with translations.
This helped him to put some order among the numerous LEVY families.

- A roundup not well-known : on August 20th, 1941,
a district of Paris under siege, by a witness, Odette Bagno.

- Jewish clowns, circus artists, by Micheline Gutmann
with the help of a clown and of artists' descendants
Descendants of Falk Susman (clowns PIPO )

- Origin of the name Basch. The problem has been discussed on Gersig
Micheline Gutmann gives her opinion.

- A splendid genealogical study of Dr Mars: "Le sang des Rothschild"
(The Rothschild blood), by Micheline Gutmann

- Among some acquisitions
Census Strasbourg 1836
Moses Mendelssohn biography
Civil marriages of Jews in Hirsingue
Petition by members of the Oran (Alg) Consistory.

- Many news >from Internet
Micheline GUTMANN
m.gutmann@genami.org
Site GenAmi : http://www.genami.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Some titles of GenAmi number 29 #general

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

Some titles of GenAmi number 29, September 2004

- The Levy families of Marmoutier (Lower Rhine, Alsace)
before 1808, by Dr Olivier Cahen
The author could get two wills with translations.
This helped him to put some order among the numerous LEVY families.

- A roundup not well-known : on August 20th, 1941,
a district of Paris under siege, by a witness, Odette Bagno.

- Jewish clowns, circus artists, by Micheline Gutmann
with the help of a clown and of artists' descendants
Descendants of Falk Susman (clowns PIPO )

- Origin of the name Basch. The problem has been discussed on Gersig
Micheline Gutmann gives her opinion.

- A splendid genealogical study of Dr Mars: "Le sang des Rothschild"
(The Rothschild blood), by Micheline Gutmann

- Among some acquisitions
Census Strasbourg 1836
Moses Mendelssohn biography
Civil marriages of Jews in Hirsingue
Petition by members of the Oran (Alg) Consistory.

- Many news >from Internet
Micheline GUTMANN
m.gutmann@genami.org
Site GenAmi : http://www.genami.org


Re: Musha and Masha #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Kreina Musha, sometimes listed as Musha Kreina, was always explained
to me as "Crown of Moshe."
Dear Schelly,

That explanation seems highly implausible! No such concept exists
in Jewish tradition, and besides, Musha is one version of a common
female name.

According to the talmudic rabbis who composed Mishnah Tractate Avot
(usually known as the "Ethics of the Fathers"):

"There are three crowns: the crown of Torah, and the crown of
priesthood, and the crown of kingship." (Keter Torah, ve-keter
kehunah,ve- keter malkhut - Avot 4:13)

But there's no such thing as a "Crown of Moses." (Even the Crown of
Torah is never referred to as the Crown of Moses.) So this can only
be folk-etymology, as it is inconsistent with talmudic sources.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Musha and Masha #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Kreina Musha, sometimes listed as Musha Kreina, was always explained
to me as "Crown of Moshe."
Dear Schelly,

That explanation seems highly implausible! No such concept exists
in Jewish tradition, and besides, Musha is one version of a common
female name.

According to the talmudic rabbis who composed Mishnah Tractate Avot
(usually known as the "Ethics of the Fathers"):

"There are three crowns: the crown of Torah, and the crown of
priesthood, and the crown of kingship." (Keter Torah, ve-keter
kehunah,ve- keter malkhut - Avot 4:13)

But there's no such thing as a "Crown of Moses." (Even the Crown of
Torah is never referred to as the Crown of Moses.) So this can only
be folk-etymology, as it is inconsistent with talmudic sources.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu