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New Search #poland

Annette Perpinan
 

I received a telephone call >from a Holocaust Survivor seeking information
about his sister. Her name is Rachela Rusin, and he last saw her in 1941. She comes >from Czestochowa, Poland.

He thinks her married name is Faegr.

If these names are familiar to you please respond to me.

Thank you,
Annette Perpinan
New York

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland New Search #poland

Annette Perpinan
 

I received a telephone call >from a Holocaust Survivor seeking information
about his sister. Her name is Rachela Rusin, and he last saw her in 1941. She comes >from Czestochowa, Poland.

He thinks her married name is Faegr.

If these names are familiar to you please respond to me.

Thank you,
Annette Perpinan
New York

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Shtetl Research Groups - Update #belarus

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

The following is the latest listing of the Shtetl Research Groups that have
been formed since the the start of the project at the conference this
summer

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER EMAIL
Grodno_Byten Al Tapper sabaalan@...
Grodno_Brest Jenni Buch jennibuch@...
Grodno_Brest Joyce Orshin joshrin@...
Grodno_Grodno Meredith Hoffmanm hoffman@...
Grodno_Kobrin Mike Posnick mpoz@...
Grodno_Slomin Kevin Hanit klh44@...
Minsk_Igumen Karen Rosenthal KRNRSNTHL@...
Minsk_Minsk Ruth Wilnai ruth@...
Minsk_Minsk City Larry Phillips ldphill@...
Minsk_Mir Ellen Gottfried ellen@...
Minsk_Novogrudok Ofer Cohen oferco@...
Minsk_Pinsk Alvin Holtzman inkwell177@...
Minsk_Pinsk Marv Lederman vonalum@...
Minsk_Rechitsa Penny Gross p.gross@...
Minsk_Slutsk Margot Tutun Gramto@...
Minsk_Slutsk Rochelle Kaplan rokap@...
Mogilev_Cherikov Lori Swartz loriswartz@...
Mogilev_Mogilev Hilary Henkin hilary@...
Mogilev_Mstislavl Marshall Painter paisner@...
Mogilev_Senno Vivian Levensohn vivian@...
Vilna_Oshmiany Joanne Saltman js24saltman@...
Vilna_Vileika Bette Greenfield bgreenfield7@...
Vilna_Vileika Maxine Potchinsky mbraslow@...
Vitbsk_Lepel Joel Spector JLSpector@...
Vitbsk_Vitbsk Adam Katzoff adam.katzeff@...

All Shtetl Leaders should have been in touch with everyone on the membership
list that I sent out to them. The groups should be looking for materials
that they can contribute regarding their shtetl. This may include converting
materials >from the FHL or other sources onto approved spreadsheets OR it may
include identifying materials in one or more of the Archives in Belarus,
Lithuania, or Poland.

Since only two groups have contacted me about specific projects, I am
assuming that the others are working on identifying their projects. I hope
to see at least one project identified for each group by December 1. NO
FUNDS MAY BE COLLECTED YET!

I hope to hear >from each Shtetl Leader within the next week with the status
of their group's activities.

Marlene Bishow
Project Manager
Shtetl Research Project
Rockville, MD


Belarus SIG #Belarus Shtetl Research Groups - Update #belarus

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

The following is the latest listing of the Shtetl Research Groups that have
been formed since the the start of the project at the conference this
summer

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER EMAIL
Grodno_Byten Al Tapper sabaalan@...
Grodno_Brest Jenni Buch jennibuch@...
Grodno_Brest Joyce Orshin joshrin@...
Grodno_Grodno Meredith Hoffmanm hoffman@...
Grodno_Kobrin Mike Posnick mpoz@...
Grodno_Slomin Kevin Hanit klh44@...
Minsk_Igumen Karen Rosenthal KRNRSNTHL@...
Minsk_Minsk Ruth Wilnai ruth@...
Minsk_Minsk City Larry Phillips ldphill@...
Minsk_Mir Ellen Gottfried ellen@...
Minsk_Novogrudok Ofer Cohen oferco@...
Minsk_Pinsk Alvin Holtzman inkwell177@...
Minsk_Pinsk Marv Lederman vonalum@...
Minsk_Rechitsa Penny Gross p.gross@...
Minsk_Slutsk Margot Tutun Gramto@...
Minsk_Slutsk Rochelle Kaplan rokap@...
Mogilev_Cherikov Lori Swartz loriswartz@...
Mogilev_Mogilev Hilary Henkin hilary@...
Mogilev_Mstislavl Marshall Painter paisner@...
Mogilev_Senno Vivian Levensohn vivian@...
Vilna_Oshmiany Joanne Saltman js24saltman@...
Vilna_Vileika Bette Greenfield bgreenfield7@...
Vilna_Vileika Maxine Potchinsky mbraslow@...
Vitbsk_Lepel Joel Spector JLSpector@...
Vitbsk_Vitbsk Adam Katzoff adam.katzeff@...

All Shtetl Leaders should have been in touch with everyone on the membership
list that I sent out to them. The groups should be looking for materials
that they can contribute regarding their shtetl. This may include converting
materials >from the FHL or other sources onto approved spreadsheets OR it may
include identifying materials in one or more of the Archives in Belarus,
Lithuania, or Poland.

Since only two groups have contacted me about specific projects, I am
assuming that the others are working on identifying their projects. I hope
to see at least one project identified for each group by December 1. NO
FUNDS MAY BE COLLECTED YET!

I hope to hear >from each Shtetl Leader within the next week with the status
of their group's activities.

Marlene Bishow
Project Manager
Shtetl Research Project
Rockville, MD


Creating ShtetLinks - A Challenge to the Shtetl Research Groups #belarus

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

On Friday, Nov 14, David Fox wrote:

"The reason that there is no ShtetLink page for Brest (Brisk) is because a
no
one has volunteered to do it YET. If anyone wants to start a ShtetLink page
for their shtetl, please go to
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/documentation/writing.htm> and find out
how to start one. For a list of Belarus shtetls with ShtetLink pages please
see <http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Belarus.html>. It is interesting to
note that there are no ShtetLink pages for some of the biggest towns in
Belarus: Minsk, Mogilev, Grodno, and Vitebsk. I hope that someday, we will
have ShtetLink pages for most of the shtetls in Belarus. This will only
happen if someone steps up and does it."

I would like to challenge our Shtetl Research Groups to create a shtetl page
for each of their shtetls or districts. This is a very positive way to
include all members of the group. Crearing a web page is not very difficult
and the step-by step instructions at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/documentation/writing.htm really make it
very simple. If one person in each Shtetl Research Group took ownership of
the web page project and then the writing was divided among several members,
the result would be a wonderful increase in the number of ShtetLink pages
for Belarus and a great way to ret to know more about your ancestral shtetl.
I have helped write one such page and my "partner" on the project was
halfway around the globe in Israel. We hardly knew eachother and had
corresponded only briefly on our ancestral shtetl of Wolpa, but we divided
up the work and shared editing. It was a really rewarding experience.

The following is a list of the JewishGen ShtetLinks for Belarus:

Belitsa
Bobruisk (Bobroisk)
Borisov
Cherven (Igumen)
David Gorodok (David Horodok)
Derechin (In Progress. Contact Moshe Dolev)
Dokshitz
Drogicin (Drohitchin)
Dubno (In Progress. Contact Joel A Morrow)
Dvorets (Dvoretz)
Dyatlovo
Gory-Gorki (Hara / Chorke) (In Progress. Contact Doron Henkin)
Indura (Amdur)
Ivye (Iwje)
Kholmich
Kobylnik
Kopatkevichi (Kopatkevich)
Lepel
Lida
Lipnishki (Lipniszki)
Motol (Motele)
Mscibow
Myadel
Narach (Kobylnik)
Nesvizh
Nowy Dwor
Romanowo (Romanova)
Ruzhany (Rozihnoy)
Scadryn
Skidel
Slonim
Slutsk
Smorgon
Svisloch
Turov
Ushachi
Volpa (Wolpa)

Please make sure that if you create a Shtetl page for a Belarus shtetl, you
let Edward or me know about it, so that we can make sure that we link to it
from the Shtetls of Belarus page and so that we can advertise it to other
SIG members.

Marlene Bishow
Shtetl Research Project Manager
Belarus SIG
Rockville, MD


New Shtetl Research Leader #belarus

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Many thanks to Meredith Hoffman mhoffman@... for taking on
the responsibilities of the Shtetl Research Leader for the Grodno_Grodno
group. This group includes (but is not limited to the following shtetls:
Grodno, Horodetz, Indura, Mosty, Sopotskin, Tereshki, Wolpa, Pruzhany,
Selets, Liskova, Samarovichi, Wolkavysk, Zelve.

It does NOT include: Brest, Slomin, Kobrin districts or Byten. Each of these
has its own Shtetl Research Group.

We are still looking for Leaders for the following groups:
Bobruisk
Mozyr
Rogachev
Brisov
Vilna

Please contact me if you are interested in the Shtetl Research Project or
specifically, if you are interested in becoming a Shtetl Research Leader for
the shtetls listed above.

Marlene Bishow
Project Leader
Shtetl Research Project
Roockville, MD


Belarus SIG #Belarus Creating ShtetLinks - A Challenge to the Shtetl Research Groups #belarus

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

On Friday, Nov 14, David Fox wrote:

"The reason that there is no ShtetLink page for Brest (Brisk) is because a
no
one has volunteered to do it YET. If anyone wants to start a ShtetLink page
for their shtetl, please go to
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/documentation/writing.htm> and find out
how to start one. For a list of Belarus shtetls with ShtetLink pages please
see <http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Belarus.html>. It is interesting to
note that there are no ShtetLink pages for some of the biggest towns in
Belarus: Minsk, Mogilev, Grodno, and Vitebsk. I hope that someday, we will
have ShtetLink pages for most of the shtetls in Belarus. This will only
happen if someone steps up and does it."

I would like to challenge our Shtetl Research Groups to create a shtetl page
for each of their shtetls or districts. This is a very positive way to
include all members of the group. Crearing a web page is not very difficult
and the step-by step instructions at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/documentation/writing.htm really make it
very simple. If one person in each Shtetl Research Group took ownership of
the web page project and then the writing was divided among several members,
the result would be a wonderful increase in the number of ShtetLink pages
for Belarus and a great way to ret to know more about your ancestral shtetl.
I have helped write one such page and my "partner" on the project was
halfway around the globe in Israel. We hardly knew eachother and had
corresponded only briefly on our ancestral shtetl of Wolpa, but we divided
up the work and shared editing. It was a really rewarding experience.

The following is a list of the JewishGen ShtetLinks for Belarus:

Belitsa
Bobruisk (Bobroisk)
Borisov
Cherven (Igumen)
David Gorodok (David Horodok)
Derechin (In Progress. Contact Moshe Dolev)
Dokshitz
Drogicin (Drohitchin)
Dubno (In Progress. Contact Joel A Morrow)
Dvorets (Dvoretz)
Dyatlovo
Gory-Gorki (Hara / Chorke) (In Progress. Contact Doron Henkin)
Indura (Amdur)
Ivye (Iwje)
Kholmich
Kobylnik
Kopatkevichi (Kopatkevich)
Lepel
Lida
Lipnishki (Lipniszki)
Motol (Motele)
Mscibow
Myadel
Narach (Kobylnik)
Nesvizh
Nowy Dwor
Romanowo (Romanova)
Ruzhany (Rozihnoy)
Scadryn
Skidel
Slonim
Slutsk
Smorgon
Svisloch
Turov
Ushachi
Volpa (Wolpa)

Please make sure that if you create a Shtetl page for a Belarus shtetl, you
let Edward or me know about it, so that we can make sure that we link to it
from the Shtetls of Belarus page and so that we can advertise it to other
SIG members.

Marlene Bishow
Shtetl Research Project Manager
Belarus SIG
Rockville, MD


Belarus SIG #Belarus New Shtetl Research Leader #belarus

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Many thanks to Meredith Hoffman mhoffman@... for taking on
the responsibilities of the Shtetl Research Leader for the Grodno_Grodno
group. This group includes (but is not limited to the following shtetls:
Grodno, Horodetz, Indura, Mosty, Sopotskin, Tereshki, Wolpa, Pruzhany,
Selets, Liskova, Samarovichi, Wolkavysk, Zelve.

It does NOT include: Brest, Slomin, Kobrin districts or Byten. Each of these
has its own Shtetl Research Group.

We are still looking for Leaders for the following groups:
Bobruisk
Mozyr
Rogachev
Brisov
Vilna

Please contact me if you are interested in the Shtetl Research Project or
specifically, if you are interested in becoming a Shtetl Research Leader for
the shtetls listed above.

Marlene Bishow
Project Leader
Shtetl Research Project
Roockville, MD


Snitkov / Snitkowo / Snitko - ShtetLinks Page in Process! #belarus

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Dear SIG members:

JewishGen’s ShtetLinks has given permission for a Snitkov Page! It's
expected to launch in January with information then ready. After
that, it will be updated as new information comes in.

Everyone with a link to Snitkov/Snitkowo/Snitko is urged to join the
‘team' by contributing information.

Snitkov etc. is a former Podolia shtetl, now sometimes known as
Snitkiv, a Ukrainian town. It is located east of Kaminets-Podolsk and
southwest of Vinnitsa and Zhmerinka, at 48-48/27-38. (Sorry, can’t
do degrees and minutes.) With those coordinates, you will find it at
Mapquest, http://www.mapquest.com , where you can see it in relation
to other towns.

The existence of this page will make a difference. Like many smaller
shtetlech, there's not very much Snitkov material out there in one
place, and especially not in English. Researchers can be and are
frazzled. So this page will consolidate as much information as
possible, starting with English-language materials and hopefully,
moving over time into translations of non-English resources. And in
addition to research resources, will be the family and family-based
information we are sitting on, the simple things, the basic things we
may not even realize can fill out the sparse picture.

Some examples of possible contributions:
=The memories you were exposed to, of immigrant grandparents or other
family members who lived there
=Recorded or transcribed memoirs of Snitkov ancestors, by them or
others
=Photos of these ancestors or relatives
=Your Snitkov family names
=Non-relative Snitkov names appearing in research done on your
Snitkov family
=Historic or historical materials:
(papers, passports, school records, vital records, etc., >from the
Snitkov years; or news clippings referencing them - obituaries, early
20th century Yiddish newspapers and so on.)
=Old maps
=Cemetery burials information in the Snitkov area and overseas
(landsmanschaften plots, actual names, officials, etc.)
=Whatever else you can think of that's Snitkov-based.

Whether it’s a few sentences, a few pages, or some pictures, if you
have information about Snitkov or its former inhabitants,please
donate it and help make this a special site. [Some HTML assistance
may not be amiss, either.]

Your contribution to the page will establish a lasting accessible
tribute to, and resource on, our ancestral shtetl and our ancestors.

You can reach me at: <lulu_brooks@...>. I look forward to
hearing >from my lands-men and -women.

Michelle Frager
lulu_brooks@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Snitkov / Snitkowo / Snitko - ShtetLinks Page in Process! #belarus

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Dear SIG members:

JewishGen’s ShtetLinks has given permission for a Snitkov Page! It's
expected to launch in January with information then ready. After
that, it will be updated as new information comes in.

Everyone with a link to Snitkov/Snitkowo/Snitko is urged to join the
‘team' by contributing information.

Snitkov etc. is a former Podolia shtetl, now sometimes known as
Snitkiv, a Ukrainian town. It is located east of Kaminets-Podolsk and
southwest of Vinnitsa and Zhmerinka, at 48-48/27-38. (Sorry, can’t
do degrees and minutes.) With those coordinates, you will find it at
Mapquest, http://www.mapquest.com , where you can see it in relation
to other towns.

The existence of this page will make a difference. Like many smaller
shtetlech, there's not very much Snitkov material out there in one
place, and especially not in English. Researchers can be and are
frazzled. So this page will consolidate as much information as
possible, starting with English-language materials and hopefully,
moving over time into translations of non-English resources. And in
addition to research resources, will be the family and family-based
information we are sitting on, the simple things, the basic things we
may not even realize can fill out the sparse picture.

Some examples of possible contributions:
=The memories you were exposed to, of immigrant grandparents or other
family members who lived there
=Recorded or transcribed memoirs of Snitkov ancestors, by them or
others
=Photos of these ancestors or relatives
=Your Snitkov family names
=Non-relative Snitkov names appearing in research done on your
Snitkov family
=Historic or historical materials:
(papers, passports, school records, vital records, etc., >from the
Snitkov years; or news clippings referencing them - obituaries, early
20th century Yiddish newspapers and so on.)
=Old maps
=Cemetery burials information in the Snitkov area and overseas
(landsmanschaften plots, actual names, officials, etc.)
=Whatever else you can think of that's Snitkov-based.

Whether it’s a few sentences, a few pages, or some pictures, if you
have information about Snitkov or its former inhabitants,please
donate it and help make this a special site. [Some HTML assistance
may not be amiss, either.]

Your contribution to the page will establish a lasting accessible
tribute to, and resource on, our ancestral shtetl and our ancestors.

You can reach me at: <lulu_brooks@...>. I look forward to
hearing >from my lands-men and -women.

Michelle Frager
lulu_brooks@...


Researching Jablonow, Peczenizyn, Tekucza #general

John Hoenig
 

I am gathering information about several shtetlach southwest of Kolomea in
Eastern Galicia with the goal of eventually putting together a shtetl-
link. The shetlach of interest are: Jablonow, Peczenizyn, Tekucza and
Stopchatov . (Please be aware that there were 4 shetlach in Eastern
Galicia called Jablonow.)

If you have any information about these villages or any of the people who
ever lived there, I would dearly love to hear >from you. Photographs would
especially be of interest.

So far, I have collected gravestone data >from two landsmanschaft cemetery
plots, a description in Yiddish of how one woman survived the war in
Jablonow, two wedding photographs, pictures of the wooden shul that burned
down in World War I, and about 500 records of people >from Jablonow gleaned
from passenger manifests, naturalization papers, vital records (>from
outside of Jablonow), business directories, etc.

John Hoenig
Williamsburg, VA

MODERATOR NOTE: We encourage you to prepare a ShtetLinks page for this
area, or one for each shtetl. Before you progress too far, though, please
read the information in the ShtetLinks portion of the JewishGen site on how
to create a ShtetLinks site. You will find lots of helpful information
there: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/documentation/writing.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching Jablonow, Peczenizyn, Tekucza #general

John Hoenig
 

I am gathering information about several shtetlach southwest of Kolomea in
Eastern Galicia with the goal of eventually putting together a shtetl-
link. The shetlach of interest are: Jablonow, Peczenizyn, Tekucza and
Stopchatov . (Please be aware that there were 4 shetlach in Eastern
Galicia called Jablonow.)

If you have any information about these villages or any of the people who
ever lived there, I would dearly love to hear >from you. Photographs would
especially be of interest.

So far, I have collected gravestone data >from two landsmanschaft cemetery
plots, a description in Yiddish of how one woman survived the war in
Jablonow, two wedding photographs, pictures of the wooden shul that burned
down in World War I, and about 500 records of people >from Jablonow gleaned
from passenger manifests, naturalization papers, vital records (>from
outside of Jablonow), business directories, etc.

John Hoenig
Williamsburg, VA

MODERATOR NOTE: We encourage you to prepare a ShtetLinks page for this
area, or one for each shtetl. Before you progress too far, though, please
read the information in the ShtetLinks portion of the JewishGen site on how
to create a ShtetLinks site. You will find lots of helpful information
there: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/documentation/writing.htm


Alan LEIBOWITZ #general

godfrey marcus <glmarcus@...>
 

Does anyone know the new e-mail of bigal@....
His name is Alan Leibowitz. This address appeared in
a Romania site. He was in New York.
Godfrey Marcus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alan LEIBOWITZ #general

godfrey marcus <glmarcus@...>
 

Does anyone know the new e-mail of bigal@....
His name is Alan Leibowitz. This address appeared in
a Romania site. He was in New York.
Godfrey Marcus


Re: Silversmith #ciechanow #poland

Robert Mayers <mayersnyc@...>
 

Lyle,
I have no idea, but this is a very interesting history and wish you well.
One thing you might do is go to the Mormon Center near Lincoln Center in
Manhnattan and ask them to obtain the micofilm records for births, deaths
and marriages in Ciechanow. I suggest that when they get this information
you go with a Polish speaking person and read the films to see what the
true spellings of your family name was and whether there is information on
their vocation. Good luck.

Bob Mayers
ram39@...


[Original Message]
From: <Lyle11230@...>
To: Ciechanow Research Group <ciechanow@...>
Date: 11/14/03 10:42:07 PM
Subject: Silversmith

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My great grandfather was Abraham Silversmith (1854-1930) of
Ciechanow. He married Sara Leah Ducyminer of nearby Pryzasnys (Prushnitz).
His father's first name was Simcha.

According to the metal plaque on the gate of the Ciechanow society at
Mt. Lebanon cemetery in Queens, Abraham was the President of the Ciechanow
Society in New York. The inscription on his tombstone in the Ciechanow
plot at Bayside, Queens, states that he was very proud to have reached this
position.

Abraham was a shoemaker, and came to the United States in 1887 after
he had been in the Russian Army.

The Ciechanow Yizkor books indicates that there were goldsmiths in
Ciechanow, and artisans and craftsmen but thre is no mention of
silversmiths. The archival records for marriages list 3 Silversmiths
getting married but no one who I could identify by their own or their
parents' names. In the US today, the names Goldsmith, Silverman, and
Silverstein are very common, but only about 100 people have the name
Silversmith (derived >from Zylberschmidt and Zilbersmit, and similar Polish
spellings), and some of these are Navajo Indians. In Ciechanow, the name
Silversmith seems to be fairly common, while outside the town the name is
virtually nonexistent. I have not been able to find out how the Ciechanow
Silversmiths got or chose their name, since silversmithing appears to have
been nonexistent. Does anyone have any ideas or information?

LYLE SILVERSMITH
BROOKLYN NY


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#Ciechanow #Poland RE: Silversmith #ciechanow #poland

Robert Mayers <mayersnyc@...>
 

Lyle,
I have no idea, but this is a very interesting history and wish you well.
One thing you might do is go to the Mormon Center near Lincoln Center in
Manhnattan and ask them to obtain the micofilm records for births, deaths
and marriages in Ciechanow. I suggest that when they get this information
you go with a Polish speaking person and read the films to see what the
true spellings of your family name was and whether there is information on
their vocation. Good luck.

Bob Mayers
ram39@...


[Original Message]
From: <Lyle11230@...>
To: Ciechanow Research Group <ciechanow@...>
Date: 11/14/03 10:42:07 PM
Subject: Silversmith

This list is supported by JewishGen. Please show
your appreciation and support by visiting
http://www.jewishgen.org/Jewishgen-erosity/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
My great grandfather was Abraham Silversmith (1854-1930) of
Ciechanow. He married Sara Leah Ducyminer of nearby Pryzasnys (Prushnitz).
His father's first name was Simcha.

According to the metal plaque on the gate of the Ciechanow society at
Mt. Lebanon cemetery in Queens, Abraham was the President of the Ciechanow
Society in New York. The inscription on his tombstone in the Ciechanow
plot at Bayside, Queens, states that he was very proud to have reached this
position.

Abraham was a shoemaker, and came to the United States in 1887 after
he had been in the Russian Army.

The Ciechanow Yizkor books indicates that there were goldsmiths in
Ciechanow, and artisans and craftsmen but thre is no mention of
silversmiths. The archival records for marriages list 3 Silversmiths
getting married but no one who I could identify by their own or their
parents' names. In the US today, the names Goldsmith, Silverman, and
Silverstein are very common, but only about 100 people have the name
Silversmith (derived >from Zylberschmidt and Zilbersmit, and similar Polish
spellings), and some of these are Navajo Indians. In Ciechanow, the name
Silversmith seems to be fairly common, while outside the town the name is
virtually nonexistent. I have not been able to find out how the Ciechanow
Silversmiths got or chose their name, since silversmithing appears to have
been nonexistent. Does anyone have any ideas or information?

LYLE SILVERSMITH
BROOKLYN NY


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Re: Silversmith #ciechanow #poland

robinson <rrobinson13@...>
 

The Polish name for silversmith is zlotnik. The same for a goldsmith. Gold
in Polish is zloto. Silver is, srebro. I don't think it made any difference
which metal the artisan worked with. In German it would be Goldschmied or
Silberschmied. Either way, the profession did exist.
Rita R., Ontario, Canada
Yesterday is history, for us it is a mystery.

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My great grandfather was Abraham Silversmith (1854-1930) of Ciechanow.
He married Sara Leah Ducyminer of nearby Pryzasnys (Prushnitz). His
father's first name was Simcha.

According to the metal plaque on the gate of the Ciechanow society at
Mt. Lebanon cemetery in Queens, Abraham was the President of the Ciechanow
Society in New York. The inscription on his tombstone in the Ciechanow plot
at Bayside, Queens, states that he was very proud to have reached this
position.

Abraham was a shoemaker, and came to the United States in 1887 after
he had been in the Russian Army.

The Ciechanow Yizkor books indicates that there were goldsmiths in
Ciechanow, and artisans and craftsmen but thre is no mention of
silversmiths. The archival records for marriages list 3 Silversmiths
getting married but no one who I could identify by their own or their
parents' names. In the US today, the names Goldsmith, Silverman, and
Silverstein are very common, but only about 100 people have the name
Silversmith (derived >from Zylberschmidt and Zilbersmit, and similar Polish
spellings), and some of
these are Navajo Indians. In Ciechanow, the name Silversmith seems to be
fairly common, while outside the town the name is virtually nonexistent. I
have not been able to find out how the Ciechanow Silversmiths got or chose
their name, since silversmithing appears to have been nonexistent. Does
anyone have any ideas or information?

LYLE SILVERSMITH
BROOKLYN NY


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#Ciechanow #Poland Re: Silversmith #ciechanow #poland

robinson <rrobinson13@...>
 

The Polish name for silversmith is zlotnik. The same for a goldsmith. Gold
in Polish is zloto. Silver is, srebro. I don't think it made any difference
which metal the artisan worked with. In German it would be Goldschmied or
Silberschmied. Either way, the profession did exist.
Rita R., Ontario, Canada
Yesterday is history, for us it is a mystery.

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From: <Lyle11230@...>
To: "Ciechanow Research Group" <ciechanow@...>
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 10:34 PM
Subject: Silversmith


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My great grandfather was Abraham Silversmith (1854-1930) of Ciechanow.
He married Sara Leah Ducyminer of nearby Pryzasnys (Prushnitz). His
father's first name was Simcha.

According to the metal plaque on the gate of the Ciechanow society at
Mt. Lebanon cemetery in Queens, Abraham was the President of the Ciechanow
Society in New York. The inscription on his tombstone in the Ciechanow plot
at Bayside, Queens, states that he was very proud to have reached this
position.

Abraham was a shoemaker, and came to the United States in 1887 after
he had been in the Russian Army.

The Ciechanow Yizkor books indicates that there were goldsmiths in
Ciechanow, and artisans and craftsmen but thre is no mention of
silversmiths. The archival records for marriages list 3 Silversmiths
getting married but no one who I could identify by their own or their
parents' names. In the US today, the names Goldsmith, Silverman, and
Silverstein are very common, but only about 100 people have the name
Silversmith (derived >from Zylberschmidt and Zilbersmit, and similar Polish
spellings), and some of
these are Navajo Indians. In Ciechanow, the name Silversmith seems to be
fairly common, while outside the town the name is virtually nonexistent. I
have not been able to find out how the Ciechanow Silversmiths got or chose
their name, since silversmithing appears to have been nonexistent. Does
anyone have any ideas or information?

LYLE SILVERSMITH
BROOKLYN NY


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Snitkov / Snitkowo / Snitko - ShtetLinks Page in Process! #romania

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Dear SIG members:

JewishGen’s ShtetLinks has given permission for a Snitkov Page! It's
expected to launch in January with information then ready. After
that, it will be updated as new information comes in.

Everyone with a link to Snitkov/Snitkowo/Snitko is urged to join the
‘team' by contributing information.

Snitkov etc. is a former Podolia shtetl, now sometimes known as
Snitkiv, a Ukrainian town. It is located east of Kaminets-Podolsk and
southwest of Vinnitsa and Zhmerinka, at 48-48/27-38. (Sorry, can’t
do degrees and minutes.) With those coordinates, you will find it at
Mapquest, http://www.mapquest.com , where you can see it in relation
to other towns.

The existence of this page will make a difference. Like many smaller
shtetlech, there's not very much Snitkov material out there in one
place, and especially not in English. Researchers can be and are
frazzled. So this page will consolidate as much information as
possible, starting with English-language materials and hopefully,
moving over time into translations of non-English resources. And in
addition to research resources, will be the family and family-based
information we are sitting on, the simple things, the basic things we
may not even realize can fill out the sparse picture.

Some examples of possible contributions:
=The memories you were exposed to, of immigrant grandparents or other
family members who lived there
=Recorded or transcribed memoirs of Snitkov ancestors, by them or
others
=Photos of these ancestors or relatives
=Your Snitkov family names
=Non-relative Snitkov names appearing in research done on your
Snitkov family
=Historic or historical materials:
(papers, passports, school records, vital records, etc., >from the
Snitkov years; or news clippings referencing them - obituaries, early
20th century Yiddish newspapers and so on.)
=Old maps
=Cemetery burials information in the Snitkov area and overseas
(landsmanschaften plots, actual names, officials, etc.)
=Whatever else you can think of that's Snitkov-based.

Whether it’s a few sentences, a few pages, or some pictures, if you
have information about Snitkov or its former inhabitants,please
donate it and help make this a special site. [Some HTML assistance
may not be amiss, either.]

Your contribution to the page will establish a lasting accessible
tribute to, and resource on, our ancestral shtetl and our ancestors.

You can reach me at: lulu_brooks@.... I look forward to
hearing >from my lands-men and -women.

Michelle Frager
lulu_brooks@...


Romania SIG #Romania Snitkov / Snitkowo / Snitko - ShtetLinks Page in Process! #romania

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Dear SIG members:

JewishGen’s ShtetLinks has given permission for a Snitkov Page! It's
expected to launch in January with information then ready. After
that, it will be updated as new information comes in.

Everyone with a link to Snitkov/Snitkowo/Snitko is urged to join the
‘team' by contributing information.

Snitkov etc. is a former Podolia shtetl, now sometimes known as
Snitkiv, a Ukrainian town. It is located east of Kaminets-Podolsk and
southwest of Vinnitsa and Zhmerinka, at 48-48/27-38. (Sorry, can’t
do degrees and minutes.) With those coordinates, you will find it at
Mapquest, http://www.mapquest.com , where you can see it in relation
to other towns.

The existence of this page will make a difference. Like many smaller
shtetlech, there's not very much Snitkov material out there in one
place, and especially not in English. Researchers can be and are
frazzled. So this page will consolidate as much information as
possible, starting with English-language materials and hopefully,
moving over time into translations of non-English resources. And in
addition to research resources, will be the family and family-based
information we are sitting on, the simple things, the basic things we
may not even realize can fill out the sparse picture.

Some examples of possible contributions:
=The memories you were exposed to, of immigrant grandparents or other
family members who lived there
=Recorded or transcribed memoirs of Snitkov ancestors, by them or
others
=Photos of these ancestors or relatives
=Your Snitkov family names
=Non-relative Snitkov names appearing in research done on your
Snitkov family
=Historic or historical materials:
(papers, passports, school records, vital records, etc., >from the
Snitkov years; or news clippings referencing them - obituaries, early
20th century Yiddish newspapers and so on.)
=Old maps
=Cemetery burials information in the Snitkov area and overseas
(landsmanschaften plots, actual names, officials, etc.)
=Whatever else you can think of that's Snitkov-based.

Whether it’s a few sentences, a few pages, or some pictures, if you
have information about Snitkov or its former inhabitants,please
donate it and help make this a special site. [Some HTML assistance
may not be amiss, either.]

Your contribution to the page will establish a lasting accessible
tribute to, and resource on, our ancestral shtetl and our ancestors.

You can reach me at: lulu_brooks@.... I look forward to
hearing >from my lands-men and -women.

Michelle Frager
lulu_brooks@...