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Looking for Victoria DOUGLAS #general

adam1gs@...
 

Would appreciate any help in locating Victoria DOUGLAS, a cousin, born and
raised in Queens, NY, that the family lost contact with many years ago.
She is the daughter of William DOUGLAS of Queens, NY, a former vaudeville
performer. Please reply privately. Thank you and happy Chanukah.

Fred Klein
adam1gs@adelphia.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Victoria DOUGLAS #general

adam1gs@...
 

Would appreciate any help in locating Victoria DOUGLAS, a cousin, born and
raised in Queens, NY, that the family lost contact with many years ago.
She is the daughter of William DOUGLAS of Queens, NY, a former vaudeville
performer. Please reply privately. Thank you and happy Chanukah.

Fred Klein
adam1gs@adelphia.net


Shevaintos or Sirvintos Society #general

Arnold Sarasky <asarasky@...>
 

Is anybody familiar with these societies set up in the United States circa
1922 to provide relief for the town in Lithuania with that name. Mr.
Barnett Sustrin of Brooklyn may have been the founder thereof and provided
monetary support for its mission.

Arnold Sarasky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shevaintos or Sirvintos Society #general

Arnold Sarasky <asarasky@...>
 

Is anybody familiar with these societies set up in the United States circa
1922 to provide relief for the town in Lithuania with that name. Mr.
Barnett Sustrin of Brooklyn may have been the founder thereof and provided
monetary support for its mission.

Arnold Sarasky


Persistence and the Jerusalem CAHJP topple ROTHSCHILD brickwall #germany

martha@...
 

Persistence paid off at the Central Archives for the History of the
Jewish People [CAHJP] in Jerusalem!

I think the name ROTHSCHILD is probably just about as hard to trace as an
unknown COHEN or LEVI. My grandfather Samuel ROTHSCHILD was left an
orphan by the age of ten, his father having died first, when Samuel was
just six. He did not know anything about his father and very little about
his mother, who died in her turn when he was ten.

Thanks to friends >from Jewishgen who did lookups for me, I found out that
Samuel's father's name was Abraham and that he had gone to California
with the '49ers. He was one of the early settlers of San Diego and it
turned out that he actually wrote articles for the San Diego Union
newspaper. But what about his origins in Franconia [Bavaria-Germany]?

I had no idea where to look! I decided that I would go to the CAHJP in
Jerusalem and that I would go through every single source they had within
Franconia until I finally found my ROTHSCHILD family. Then, if I couldn't
find them, at least I would know that I had tried everything in my power
to locate them! It might have been daunting to someone less determined
because CAHJP has so much to offer.

Lo and behold, last week at the CAHJP I struck gold [no pun intended]!
Abraham Rothschild was born in Bruck, [now a part of Erlangen] and had a
large family with many siblings and cousins. A whole new ball game!!

This archive is a gem and I cannot recommend it highly enough! They
cannot do any research for you, but when you come to Jerusalem, be sure
to save several days for research. And if you come for the IAJGS
Conference in July. 2004, you will have the advantage of having a number
of Conference volunteers to help you find what you need. To prepare
yourself, be sure to go online to:

http://sites.huji.ac.il/archives/

Double click on the "selection of holdings" so you will have an idea of
what areas are covered in the Archives. Details of some of the areas that
interest you can be downloaded in a .pdf file for further study at your
leisure.

Don't overlook the "Private archives and collections," which is
vast and contains wonderful material. In fact, one of the projects that
has been undertaken for the July 2004 Conference in Jerusalem is making a
single index of these collections that will show all the genealogically
relevant details, such as surnames, given names, locality/country of
origin, time frame, type of archives, family tree if included, language
and so forth, so most of the work already will have been done for you by
the time you get here!

I am still pinching myself to wake up after unbelieveably finding my very
own lost-for-a-century ROTHSCHILD family! May your own brick walls fall
down this way!!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Israel martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il


German SIG #Germany Persistence and the Jerusalem CAHJP topple ROTHSCHILD brickwall #germany

martha@...
 

Persistence paid off at the Central Archives for the History of the
Jewish People [CAHJP] in Jerusalem!

I think the name ROTHSCHILD is probably just about as hard to trace as an
unknown COHEN or LEVI. My grandfather Samuel ROTHSCHILD was left an
orphan by the age of ten, his father having died first, when Samuel was
just six. He did not know anything about his father and very little about
his mother, who died in her turn when he was ten.

Thanks to friends >from Jewishgen who did lookups for me, I found out that
Samuel's father's name was Abraham and that he had gone to California
with the '49ers. He was one of the early settlers of San Diego and it
turned out that he actually wrote articles for the San Diego Union
newspaper. But what about his origins in Franconia [Bavaria-Germany]?

I had no idea where to look! I decided that I would go to the CAHJP in
Jerusalem and that I would go through every single source they had within
Franconia until I finally found my ROTHSCHILD family. Then, if I couldn't
find them, at least I would know that I had tried everything in my power
to locate them! It might have been daunting to someone less determined
because CAHJP has so much to offer.

Lo and behold, last week at the CAHJP I struck gold [no pun intended]!
Abraham Rothschild was born in Bruck, [now a part of Erlangen] and had a
large family with many siblings and cousins. A whole new ball game!!

This archive is a gem and I cannot recommend it highly enough! They
cannot do any research for you, but when you come to Jerusalem, be sure
to save several days for research. And if you come for the IAJGS
Conference in July. 2004, you will have the advantage of having a number
of Conference volunteers to help you find what you need. To prepare
yourself, be sure to go online to:

http://sites.huji.ac.il/archives/

Double click on the "selection of holdings" so you will have an idea of
what areas are covered in the Archives. Details of some of the areas that
interest you can be downloaded in a .pdf file for further study at your
leisure.

Don't overlook the "Private archives and collections," which is
vast and contains wonderful material. In fact, one of the projects that
has been undertaken for the July 2004 Conference in Jerusalem is making a
single index of these collections that will show all the genealogically
relevant details, such as surnames, given names, locality/country of
origin, time frame, type of archives, family tree if included, language
and so forth, so most of the work already will have been done for you by
the time you get here!

I am still pinching myself to wake up after unbelieveably finding my very
own lost-for-a-century ROTHSCHILD family! May your own brick walls fall
down this way!!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Israel martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il


Family information. #unitedkingdom

Leah Ben Tradyon <leah_b1@...>
 

I am looking for information on an old family name, dating back to the late
1500's. The individual's lived in the central part of Cornwall, where my
late grandfather came from. Their names were: Esther Arthure (also spelled
Arter, Artur) and her father, Manuell (Emmanuel). The name Artur is
Sephardic in origin. They may have been Anusim (Conversos), or immigrant
Sephardic Jews escaping the Inquisition. Any suggestions, insight?

Leah,
Jerusalem, Israel


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Family information. #unitedkingdom

Leah Ben Tradyon <leah_b1@...>
 

I am looking for information on an old family name, dating back to the late
1500's. The individual's lived in the central part of Cornwall, where my
late grandfather came from. Their names were: Esther Arthure (also spelled
Arter, Artur) and her father, Manuell (Emmanuel). The name Artur is
Sephardic in origin. They may have been Anusim (Conversos), or immigrant
Sephardic Jews escaping the Inquisition. Any suggestions, insight?

Leah,
Jerusalem, Israel


Updating info - WEINTRAUB Family. #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear All,

I have just come upon some additional information that applies to a posting
I made over a year ago.

Sara Rifke WEINTRAUB >from Galatz Romania – a widow aged 54 – arrives in
New York in 1906 and goes to her son Jacob Weintraub. – 1st Avenue.

I have been looking for descendants of Jacob and his 2 brothers Morris and
Joseph without success – perhaps now that I have found Sara someone might
remember that their ancestor Sara did indeed have 3 sons.

In the 1930 census Sara is living with Jacob, his wife Bessie (whose
maiden name might possibly have been Feller) – and their 6 children,
Bella, Blanche, Matilda, Samuel, Ethel and Helen. Jacob was the owner of a
restaurant. Address – 63rd St., Brooklyn, Kings.

On the SSDI I found a Samuel Weintraub (birth date fits) who died in 1980
in San Bernardino – perhaps another lead for someone?

I would add that due to the recent postings about returning to the Morse
site – I did so – and that is when I found Sara, her name had been spelt
Wientraub, although I had checked this spelling previously I had done so
on the Jewish Passengers list – she is not listed there, only on the
general sites. I have found this to be true of other family members, so
let this be a general tip, just because you know that your family was
Jewish does not necessarily mean they will appear on the Jewish site.

Wishing everyone a Happy Chanukah.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

Searching:-
Weintraub- Galatz/Romania.
Katz – Piatra Neamt/Bacau – Romania
Nadler – Botosani/Mihaileni – Romania.


Bertha GLICKMAN, last known to be in Annap., MD 1960 #general

DWFeldman1@...
 

A small box containing genealogy information and varies miscellany for the
above person has been found. According to papers in the box, the lady was
a seamstress >from Germany who was naturalized in 1958. There is a letter
in German written to her family named KERSTEN. A timeline constructed >from
papers in the box shows Bertha was in New York in the 1930's until the
1950's, then DC and Annapolis in 1960. I would like to turn this material
over to Bertha Glickman's family.

Please respond privately.

Dianne Feldman
Davidsonville, MD
searching VAINIK >from Vaskai, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Updating info - WEINTRAUB Family. #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear All,

I have just come upon some additional information that applies to a posting
I made over a year ago.

Sara Rifke WEINTRAUB >from Galatz Romania – a widow aged 54 – arrives in
New York in 1906 and goes to her son Jacob Weintraub. – 1st Avenue.

I have been looking for descendants of Jacob and his 2 brothers Morris and
Joseph without success – perhaps now that I have found Sara someone might
remember that their ancestor Sara did indeed have 3 sons.

In the 1930 census Sara is living with Jacob, his wife Bessie (whose
maiden name might possibly have been Feller) – and their 6 children,
Bella, Blanche, Matilda, Samuel, Ethel and Helen. Jacob was the owner of a
restaurant. Address – 63rd St., Brooklyn, Kings.

On the SSDI I found a Samuel Weintraub (birth date fits) who died in 1980
in San Bernardino – perhaps another lead for someone?

I would add that due to the recent postings about returning to the Morse
site – I did so – and that is when I found Sara, her name had been spelt
Wientraub, although I had checked this spelling previously I had done so
on the Jewish Passengers list – she is not listed there, only on the
general sites. I have found this to be true of other family members, so
let this be a general tip, just because you know that your family was
Jewish does not necessarily mean they will appear on the Jewish site.

Wishing everyone a Happy Chanukah.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

Searching:-
Weintraub- Galatz/Romania.
Katz – Piatra Neamt/Bacau – Romania
Nadler – Botosani/Mihaileni – Romania.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bertha GLICKMAN, last known to be in Annap., MD 1960 #general

DWFeldman1@...
 

A small box containing genealogy information and varies miscellany for the
above person has been found. According to papers in the box, the lady was
a seamstress >from Germany who was naturalized in 1958. There is a letter
in German written to her family named KERSTEN. A timeline constructed >from
papers in the box shows Bertha was in New York in the 1930's until the
1950's, then DC and Annapolis in 1960. I would like to turn this material
over to Bertha Glickman's family.

Please respond privately.

Dianne Feldman
Davidsonville, MD
searching VAINIK >from Vaskai, Lithuania


ViewMate: Translation for Suwalki Marriage Record #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Can someone translate my grandparents marriage record >from 1894?
It is in Russian and enterered into the Suwalki marriage book. I have
posted this to ViewMate in two sections: A. VM3259 and B. VM3260.

Please respond privately. Thank you.

Burt Hecht
Sacramento

MODERATOR NOTE: The ViewMate files are at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/index.asp>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Translation for Suwalki Marriage Record #general

Burt Hecht <burt1933@...>
 

Can someone translate my grandparents marriage record >from 1894?
It is in Russian and enterered into the Suwalki marriage book. I have
posted this to ViewMate in two sections: A. VM3259 and B. VM3260.

Please respond privately. Thank you.

Burt Hecht
Sacramento

MODERATOR NOTE: The ViewMate files are at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/index.asp>


KASSIMOFF, Latvia and Lithunia #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Dear List,

I'm trying to trace my family - KASSIMOFF >from Latvia
and Lithuania.

My grandfather was Joe (Zissel) Alexander K. b. 1889
in Rezekne, Latvia d. 1957 but in UK was known as Joe
COHEN and my ggrandfather was Max (Motl) Kassemoff b.
1862 and d. 1938 (both died in Leeds, UK). His father
was called Zeev. Anything sound familiar?

Please reply privately

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KASSIMOFF, Latvia and Lithunia #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Dear List,

I'm trying to trace my family - KASSIMOFF >from Latvia
and Lithuania.

My grandfather was Joe (Zissel) Alexander K. b. 1889
in Rezekne, Latvia d. 1957 but in UK was known as Joe
COHEN and my ggrandfather was Max (Motl) Kassemoff b.
1862 and d. 1938 (both died in Leeds, UK). His father
was called Zeev. Anything sound familiar?

Please reply privately

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel


Warsaw gymnasium identification? #poland #warsaw

George Mason <gmason3815@...>
 

I have a copy of what appears to be my father's gymnasium graduation papers.
It reads, "Kuratorjum Okregu Szkolnego Warszawskiego Panstowowa Komisja
Egzaminacyjna. Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci" It then goes on to say, "po
ukonczeniu nauki w 1 szem Gimnazijum meskiem Zwiazku Zawodowego
Nauczycielstwa Polskich Fzkot [or Lzkot] Fredrich w Warszawie" and it goes
on later to give what I believe is his student number. My question is this:
Does any of this information indicate what gymnasium he attended? Does
anyone know where this school was located or anything about it? Where could
the archives for this school be found? Also, at the top of this document
there is a stamped addition that says, "Uniwersytet Warszawski
Imatrykulowany dn 30 IX 1930 jako student ___ Wyds. pvawa L. Alb. 33258".
Would this be his student I.D. number at the University of Warsaw?
George Mason (Mozeson)
USA

Looking for MOZESON in Warsaw

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Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Warsaw gymnasium identification? #warsaw #poland

George Mason <gmason3815@...>
 

I have a copy of what appears to be my father's gymnasium graduation papers.
It reads, "Kuratorjum Okregu Szkolnego Warszawskiego Panstowowa Komisja
Egzaminacyjna. Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci" It then goes on to say, "po
ukonczeniu nauki w 1 szem Gimnazijum meskiem Zwiazku Zawodowego
Nauczycielstwa Polskich Fzkot [or Lzkot] Fredrich w Warszawie" and it goes
on later to give what I believe is his student number. My question is this:
Does any of this information indicate what gymnasium he attended? Does
anyone know where this school was located or anything about it? Where could
the archives for this school be found? Also, at the top of this document
there is a stamped addition that says, "Uniwersytet Warszawski
Imatrykulowany dn 30 IX 1930 jako student ___ Wyds. pvawa L. Alb. 33258".
Would this be his student I.D. number at the University of Warsaw?
George Mason (Mozeson)
USA

Looking for MOZESON in Warsaw

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Pinkas HaNitzolin II -- Register of Jewish Survivors II #warsaw #poland

Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
 

A microfilm of the Pinkas HaNitzolim is available at the Dorot Jewish
Division of the New York Public Library. Call number *ZP-631


It is also available at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Call
number D810.J4 J315 Hebr >from the African & Middle Eastern Reading Room
(Jefferson, LJ220


Both Libraries have a service for obtaining copies in microfilm >from an
existing negative microfilm.


Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Pinkas HaNitzolin II -- Register of Jewish Survivors II #warsaw #poland

Hadassah Lipsius <kesher@...>
 

A microfilm of the Pinkas HaNitzolim is available at the Dorot Jewish
Division of the New York Public Library. Call number *ZP-631


It is also available at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Call
number D810.J4 J315 Hebr >from the African & Middle Eastern Reading Room
(Jefferson, LJ220


Both Libraries have a service for obtaining copies in microfilm >from an
existing negative microfilm.


Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY