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Robson's venue date in Prague 1949 was requested by a Genner on Feb 12. #general

Barry Spinner <bspinner@...>
 

Please look at Feb 12th . A Genner wnated to bracket Father's presence in
Prague by reference to his attending a Robeson concert (only one ever).

I provided the date >from Internet.

http://www.wpunj.edu/~newpol/issue25/finger25.htm

Barry Spinner


Two new JewishGen Databases - American-Jewish immigration #general

Lilli Sprintz <spri0037@...>
 

Thank you, Warren, for the two databases. The Philadelphia database has
already helped me find information about my maternal grandmother's
family, specifically records on my great-grandfather's immigration, who
was the only one I've been unable until now to find immigration
information about.

This should enable me to know when and how he got here...and the
likelihood that someone else paid to bring him here!

Lilli


SAMUEL FRANKLIN #general

hmfma@...
 

Looking for birthplace of Samuel Franklin aka Simon, aka Shimon Esray ben
Hershal. He arrived here in 1879, first lived in New Bedford, MA, later in
Boston, MA, and then settled in Brockton, MA. Married Diana Perelstein >from
Butrimonis, Lithuania in 1889. Died in Brockton, MA in 1954.

Harlow Franklin
hmfma@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Robson's venue date in Prague 1949 was requested by a Genner on Feb 12. #general

Barry Spinner <bspinner@...>
 

Please look at Feb 12th . A Genner wnated to bracket Father's presence in
Prague by reference to his attending a Robeson concert (only one ever).

I provided the date >from Internet.

http://www.wpunj.edu/~newpol/issue25/finger25.htm

Barry Spinner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two new JewishGen Databases - American-Jewish immigration #general

Lilli Sprintz <spri0037@...>
 

Thank you, Warren, for the two databases. The Philadelphia database has
already helped me find information about my maternal grandmother's
family, specifically records on my great-grandfather's immigration, who
was the only one I've been unable until now to find immigration
information about.

This should enable me to know when and how he got here...and the
likelihood that someone else paid to bring him here!

Lilli


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SAMUEL FRANKLIN #general

hmfma@...
 

Looking for birthplace of Samuel Franklin aka Simon, aka Shimon Esray ben
Hershal. He arrived here in 1879, first lived in New Bedford, MA, later in
Boston, MA, and then settled in Brockton, MA. Married Diana Perelstein >from
Butrimonis, Lithuania in 1889. Died in Brockton, MA in 1954.

Harlow Franklin
hmfma@aol.com


Re: Designation of Polish Jews on U.S. Censuses #poland

garymaher@...
 

For the 1920 US Census, enumerators were instructed to ask for a more
specific location when a person gave Russia, Germany and a couple of
other countries as a place of birth. They often listed the nearest large
city, such as Lomza. For this reason, the 1920 Census is usually the
best census to consult when trying to narrow down an Eastern European's
place of origin.

The specific instruction was as follows:

"139. If a person says he was born in Austria, Germany, Russia, or Turkey
as they were before the war, enter the name of the Province (State or
Region) in which born, as Alsace-Lorraine, Bohemia, Bavaria, German or
Russian Poland, Croatia, Galicia, Finland, Slovakland, etc.; or the name
of the city or town in which born, as Berlin, Prague, Vienna, etc."

from http://www.ipums.umn.edu/usa/voliii/inst1920.html
Gary Maher
NJ / USA



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JRI Poland #Poland Re: Re: Designation of Polish Jews on U.S. Censuses #poland

garymaher@...
 

For the 1920 US Census, enumerators were instructed to ask for a more
specific location when a person gave Russia, Germany and a couple of
other countries as a place of birth. They often listed the nearest large
city, such as Lomza. For this reason, the 1920 Census is usually the
best census to consult when trying to narrow down an Eastern European's
place of origin.

The specific instruction was as follows:

"139. If a person says he was born in Austria, Germany, Russia, or Turkey
as they were before the war, enter the name of the Province (State or
Region) in which born, as Alsace-Lorraine, Bohemia, Bavaria, German or
Russian Poland, Croatia, Galicia, Finland, Slovakland, etc.; or the name
of the city or town in which born, as Berlin, Prague, Vienna, etc."

from http://www.ipums.umn.edu/usa/voliii/inst1920.html
Gary Maher
NJ / USA



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Re: "Moikres Peres Synagogue in Odessa" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Feb. 9,04 Arthur H. Hoffman (arthh@adelphia.net) mentioned a
possible relative, Tovyia Froymovitch Goikhman who had lived in
Odessa and was a cantor in one of its synagogues " Moikres Peres,"
as one of one of Mr. Hoffman's correspondents told him.

Mr. Hoffman wondered about the name of the synagogue and whether the
synagogue was still active. I have tried very hard with my limited
ability to read Russian to find that synagogue and the name Goikhman
in my copy of a little book entitled in Russian "Odessa:32 per cent
Jews," written by and published in Odessa in 2002. It contains a list of
synagogues and what I have translated to myself as "prayer halls or rooms"
(probrobably mis-transliterated as "Molitvenniye"). But I could not discern
anything resembling "Moikres Peres."

I daresay, however, that today it would be highly unlikely to find the
former location "Moikres Peres" now and even its records may be long lost.


An article by Oleg Gubar and Alexander Rozenboim, entitled "Daily Life in
Odessa" in "Odessa Memories" University of Washington Press, 2003, says that
"in all, at the turn of the nineteenth century, Odess had around seventy
synagogues for Jewish population of over 100,000, the most were in small
rented or donated buildings.

As might be expected, after the two World Wars and other catastrophes,
only two of the synagogues remain standing today and, like many other old
buildings, are in great disrepair.

The Great Choral Synagogue, which I think is otherwise known as the
Brodsky synagogue established by settlers >from Austria in 1841. It
offered relatively "reformed" services and was known for its most famous
choral director David Novakowsky, and its cantor Pincus Minkowsky. Around
1900 it acquired an organ.

The Glavnaia or Great Synagogue built about 1851. A number of other
synagogues were established and attended according to the occupation of their
founders, such as the the kosher meat and slaughters, the tailors, etc..


Those interested in Odossa's synagogues may want to visit:

http://www.moria.farlep.net/vjodessa/en/synagogs.html

I know >from the Internet that in Odessa, as there are in other areas of the
Ukraine and Russia, there are a number of proselytizing "Jews for Jesus" and
Chabad followers in Odessa. But most of Odessa's contemporary Jews either
do not admit to being of Jewish heritage nor are they interested in their
Jewish history. The Chabad Lubovitch people have renovated a synagogue built at
the beginning of the 20th century and installed a mikveh. The building is
located at 21 Osipova Street. Today it may be the only functioning synagogue in
Odessa See:

http://www.bh.org.il/Exhibitions/Odessa/synagogue.asp

In the hope of finding information about Moikres Peres, and Toyvia (Tuvia?)
Goikhman Mr. Hoffman may want to write to:

State Archives of Odessa Oblast (1997)
UKRAINA
270001, Odesa
vul. Zhukovskoho, 18
Derzhavnyi arkhiv Odeskoi oblasti

Or he can subscribe to the Odessa Ukraine Group at Rootsweb.com, and take
his turn in the line of those waiting for the archivist the group has been
using for the past couple of years to look for the information they crave.
Joining this group costs nothing.


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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: "Moikres Peres Synagogue in Odessa" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Feb. 9,04 Arthur H. Hoffman (arthh@adelphia.net) mentioned a
possible relative, Tovyia Froymovitch Goikhman who had lived in
Odessa and was a cantor in one of its synagogues " Moikres Peres,"
as one of one of Mr. Hoffman's correspondents told him.

Mr. Hoffman wondered about the name of the synagogue and whether the
synagogue was still active. I have tried very hard with my limited
ability to read Russian to find that synagogue and the name Goikhman
in my copy of a little book entitled in Russian "Odessa:32 per cent
Jews," written by and published in Odessa in 2002. It contains a list of
synagogues and what I have translated to myself as "prayer halls or rooms"
(probrobably mis-transliterated as "Molitvenniye"). But I could not discern
anything resembling "Moikres Peres."

I daresay, however, that today it would be highly unlikely to find the
former location "Moikres Peres" now and even its records may be long lost.


An article by Oleg Gubar and Alexander Rozenboim, entitled "Daily Life in
Odessa" in "Odessa Memories" University of Washington Press, 2003, says that
"in all, at the turn of the nineteenth century, Odess had around seventy
synagogues for Jewish population of over 100,000, the most were in small
rented or donated buildings.

As might be expected, after the two World Wars and other catastrophes,
only two of the synagogues remain standing today and, like many other old
buildings, are in great disrepair.

The Great Choral Synagogue, which I think is otherwise known as the
Brodsky synagogue established by settlers >from Austria in 1841. It
offered relatively "reformed" services and was known for its most famous
choral director David Novakowsky, and its cantor Pincus Minkowsky. Around
1900 it acquired an organ.

The Glavnaia or Great Synagogue built about 1851. A number of other
synagogues were established and attended according to the occupation of their
founders, such as the the kosher meat and slaughters, the tailors, etc..


Those interested in Odossa's synagogues may want to visit:

http://www.moria.farlep.net/vjodessa/en/synagogs.html

I know >from the Internet that in Odessa, as there are in other areas of the
Ukraine and Russia, there are a number of proselytizing "Jews for Jesus" and
Chabad followers in Odessa. But most of Odessa's contemporary Jews either
do not admit to being of Jewish heritage nor are they interested in their
Jewish history. The Chabad Lubovitch people have renovated a synagogue built at
the beginning of the 20th century and installed a mikveh. The building is
located at 21 Osipova Street. Today it may be the only functioning synagogue in
Odessa See:

http://www.bh.org.il/Exhibitions/Odessa/synagogue.asp

In the hope of finding information about Moikres Peres, and Toyvia (Tuvia?)
Goikhman Mr. Hoffman may want to write to:

State Archives of Odessa Oblast (1997)
UKRAINA
270001, Odesa
vul. Zhukovskoho, 18
Derzhavnyi arkhiv Odeskoi oblasti

Or he can subscribe to the Odessa Ukraine Group at Rootsweb.com, and take
his turn in the line of those waiting for the archivist the group has been
using for the past couple of years to look for the information they crave.
Joining this group costs nothing.


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


JRI-Poland Pinczow Archive Project #poland

DrsJavinskyLittle <SusanLittleDVM@...>
 

The Polish State Archive matching fund campaign by JRI-Poland spurred our
town leaders in the Pinczow archive project to finish funding 4 towns.

We have 9 towns in the Pinczow archive project: Busko Zdroj, Chmielnik,
Dzialoszyce, Nowy Korczyn, Pacanow, Pinczow, Stopnica, Szydlow and
Wislica.

Previously, town leaders and donors had funded Busko Zdroj, Stopnica and
Wislica. Many thanks to these town leaders and donors.

Under the JRI-Poland campaign, town leaders were able to fully fund 4
more towns: Dzialoszyce, Pacanow, Pinczow and Szydlow. Many thanks to
the town leaders who worked so hard and the donors who gave generously.

Soon the data >from these newly funded towns will be live on the
JRI-Poland database.

If you would like to help the two remaining towns in the Pinczow archive
project, please contact:

For Chmielnik: Warren Blatt (wblatt@jewishgen.org)

For Nowy Korczyn: Shabsa Lis (shabsa@megsinet.net)

I also would like to thank JRI-Poland for making this possible,
especially Stanley Diamond, Hadassah Lipsius, Sheila Salo and the
database manager and webmaster. As well, thanks go to the team in the
Pinczow archives that did the transcriptions and created the indices.

Susan Javinsky
Pinczow Archive coordinator


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland Pinczow Archive Project #poland

DrsJavinskyLittle <SusanLittleDVM@...>
 

The Polish State Archive matching fund campaign by JRI-Poland spurred our
town leaders in the Pinczow archive project to finish funding 4 towns.

We have 9 towns in the Pinczow archive project: Busko Zdroj, Chmielnik,
Dzialoszyce, Nowy Korczyn, Pacanow, Pinczow, Stopnica, Szydlow and
Wislica.

Previously, town leaders and donors had funded Busko Zdroj, Stopnica and
Wislica. Many thanks to these town leaders and donors.

Under the JRI-Poland campaign, town leaders were able to fully fund 4
more towns: Dzialoszyce, Pacanow, Pinczow and Szydlow. Many thanks to
the town leaders who worked so hard and the donors who gave generously.

Soon the data >from these newly funded towns will be live on the
JRI-Poland database.

If you would like to help the two remaining towns in the Pinczow archive
project, please contact:

For Chmielnik: Warren Blatt (wblatt@jewishgen.org)

For Nowy Korczyn: Shabsa Lis (shabsa@megsinet.net)

I also would like to thank JRI-Poland for making this possible,
especially Stanley Diamond, Hadassah Lipsius, Sheila Salo and the
database manager and webmaster. As well, thanks go to the team in the
Pinczow archives that did the transcriptions and created the indices.

Susan Javinsky
Pinczow Archive coordinator


ARIEFF #ukraine

Edward Jaffee <jaffeee@...>
 

Seeking information abou the family of Fischel ARIEFF of NEZHIN and later of
CHERNIGOV. Supposedly born ca. 1842 and married Sarah ORLOFSKY in about
1874 or '75. May have been married once before.

Please reply privately to:

Ed JAFFEE
jaffeee@erols.com

Many thanks


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ARIEFF #ukraine

Edward Jaffee <jaffeee@...>
 

Seeking information abou the family of Fischel ARIEFF of NEZHIN and later of
CHERNIGOV. Supposedly born ca. 1842 and married Sarah ORLOFSKY in about
1874 or '75. May have been married once before.

Please reply privately to:

Ed JAFFEE
jaffeee@erols.com

Many thanks


GT. ALIE STREET SYNAGOGUE, EAST LONDON, ENGLAND #unitedkingdom

Robert & Ena Jacobs <enabob@...>
 

Hello Fellow Researchers:

I am most interested in retrieving information on the now defunct:
GT. ALIE STREET SHUL, EAST LONDON
When did this Shul close its doors? Did any records survive?
Where can I apply for possible lists of Rabbis/Members/Wardens, etc.

Am seeking data on my ancestral family of PASSES/PESSIS/PESIS
(and alternative spellings) who were members and attended early 20thC.
Any info on this Synagogue will be greatly appreciated in my research.

Thanking you,
ENA JACOBS nee SCHWALBE/SELBY - born London, England
California, U.S. (formerly in New York).
EnaBob@worldnet.att.net


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom GT. ALIE STREET SYNAGOGUE, EAST LONDON, ENGLAND #unitedkingdom

Robert & Ena Jacobs <enabob@...>
 

Hello Fellow Researchers:

I am most interested in retrieving information on the now defunct:
GT. ALIE STREET SHUL, EAST LONDON
When did this Shul close its doors? Did any records survive?
Where can I apply for possible lists of Rabbis/Members/Wardens, etc.

Am seeking data on my ancestral family of PASSES/PESSIS/PESIS
(and alternative spellings) who were members and attended early 20thC.
Any info on this Synagogue will be greatly appreciated in my research.

Thanking you,
ENA JACOBS nee SCHWALBE/SELBY - born London, England
California, U.S. (formerly in New York).
EnaBob@worldnet.att.net


Sokol family #general

Thia Persoff
 

Shalom members,

I am trying to find family members / descendents of D. E Sokol, who lived
in #40 Lynde St. Boston.
His brother-in-law of Jacob Persov (who, I believe, is a relative of my
father Yossef Persov), gave this info as his destination when arriving in
the u.s.a. in 1914.
I hope to find some info >from the Sokol family, which will help to clear and
complete some missing link info in our family "Tree".
Any info will be highly appreciated.

Thia Persoff
Cambria, California.
thiap@charter.net

Searching:
PERSOV, PERSOFF, PERSOW, (& similar spellings].
SUBOVICH, NEPOMNYASHCHY.
GITLIN, VAINER.
LOKSHIN, SHAPIRO, Sokol.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sokol family #general

Thia Persoff
 

Shalom members,

I am trying to find family members / descendents of D. E Sokol, who lived
in #40 Lynde St. Boston.
His brother-in-law of Jacob Persov (who, I believe, is a relative of my
father Yossef Persov), gave this info as his destination when arriving in
the u.s.a. in 1914.
I hope to find some info >from the Sokol family, which will help to clear and
complete some missing link info in our family "Tree".
Any info will be highly appreciated.

Thia Persoff
Cambria, California.
thiap@charter.net

Searching:
PERSOV, PERSOFF, PERSOW, (& similar spellings].
SUBOVICH, NEPOMNYASHCHY.
GITLIN, VAINER.
LOKSHIN, SHAPIRO, Sokol.


Pinkas Hanitzolim - Details on Halocaust Survivors #general

Roni Pelled
 

Dear friends,

I have found in Pinkas Hanitzolim (Register of Jewish Survivors) the names
of three people that may be relatives - Freddy, Jack and Harry Rotenberg.
I have written to the registry of Holocaust Survivors six months ago, and
was answered that they could only forward my details to the survivors, but
would not give me their details.
Since then I have neither got response >from the survivors, nor did I get any
answer to the three follow-up letters I have written.
So I don't even know whether my request was forwarded to the survivors or
their descendants.

Could any of you elaborate how I can find out what has been done, how I can
rceeive an answer >from the registry of Holocaust Survivors???
or any other advice how to proceed.

Thanks a lot

Roni Pelled
Ramat Yohanan, Israel


Zamosc-Courland Kollel 1875 #general

Meriam Haringman <meriamharingman@...>
 

Glad to hear the Zamosc people want a BOF meeting at the International
Conference of Jewish Genealogy July 4-9, 2004. In time for the conference
the Montefiore Project of Jews living in Israel will be on the CD of the
conference kit. There are over 200 Jews >from Zamosc-Courland Kollel listed
as living in Jerusalem in 1875.

Meriam Haringman-Goitein
Montefiore Project Coordinator