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Horowitz Family history and genealogy #belarus

Shlomo Gurevich
 

Welcome to my lecture (in Hebrew) on the Horowitz
Family history and genealogy which will take place on
Sunday Janury the 11th , 2004, at 7:30 p.m. at Galil
Genealogical Society at Yad Le-Banim Library, Kiryat
Tivon.

Shlomo Gurevich,
The Horowitz Families Association
http://www.geocities.com/horowitzassociation
Hoshaya, Israel


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Belarus SIG #Belarus Horowitz Family history and genealogy #belarus

Shlomo Gurevich
 

Welcome to my lecture (in Hebrew) on the Horowitz
Family history and genealogy which will take place on
Sunday Janury the 11th , 2004, at 7:30 p.m. at Galil
Genealogical Society at Yad Le-Banim Library, Kiryat
Tivon.

Shlomo Gurevich,
The Horowitz Families Association
http://www.geocities.com/horowitzassociation
Hoshaya, Israel


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ThedGefilte Fish line #belarus

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On Google, I found this link that opens the site and tells the story. I
entered "Michael Steinlauf and gefilte fish" and clicked on "This is
no fish
tale: Gefilte tastes tell story of ancestry ( ...
You will note the url is exactly the same.

The moderator could not log onto the link posted, copied below, even
though
as you can see, the address posted is identical to the one on
www.google.com
Copying and pasting did give me an error message also.
www.jewishsf.com/bk990910/igifltefish.shtml

It's a great story and I hope the info above will help those who want
to
read it.


Belarus SIG #Belarus ThedGefilte Fish line #belarus

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On Google, I found this link that opens the site and tells the story. I
entered "Michael Steinlauf and gefilte fish" and clicked on "This is
no fish
tale: Gefilte tastes tell story of ancestry ( ...
You will note the url is exactly the same.

The moderator could not log onto the link posted, copied below, even
though
as you can see, the address posted is identical to the one on
www.google.com
Copying and pasting did give me an error message also.
www.jewishsf.com/bk990910/igifltefish.shtml

It's a great story and I hope the info above will help those who want
to
read it.


URL for gefilte fish paper #belarus

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

The following is a working link to the Michael Steinlauf Gefilte
Fish--Litvak/Galitzianer story, for those still having trouble with the
previous links posted:

www.jewishworldreview.com/0899/gefilte.html


Scott Rosenberg
Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and Minnesota, Seattle,
Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and Argentina; YAFFEY,
KAPLITZ/KOPLITZ/CAPLITZ (or other spellings) and, SHARP, SHART, SHARF,
SHARFSKY , Pogir, Pogiary, Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania, South Africa;
MODERATOR NOTE: Searching list shortened to 6 lines as per JG rules.


Belarus SIG #Belarus URL for gefilte fish paper #belarus

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

The following is a working link to the Michael Steinlauf Gefilte
Fish--Litvak/Galitzianer story, for those still having trouble with the
previous links posted:

www.jewishworldreview.com/0899/gefilte.html


Scott Rosenberg
Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and Minnesota, Seattle,
Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and Argentina; YAFFEY,
KAPLITZ/KOPLITZ/CAPLITZ (or other spellings) and, SHARP, SHART, SHARF,
SHARFSKY , Pogir, Pogiary, Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania, South Africa;
MODERATOR NOTE: Searching list shortened to 6 lines as per JG rules.


Re: ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920 #unitedkingdom

Peter J E Brunning <peter@...>
 

Here are a few places that I've found helpful when I found that I had some
Jewish ancestors...

A good place to start a search is
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/londweb.htm
(The London Jews Database) - I found my Melhados here - but it doesn't seem
to do much for Adelson.

Jewishgen also has this excellent list:
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/london.html

Then there's http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/
(Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)

There were several synagogues in London, both Sephardic and Ashkenazi.
I know that the records of some, including the Sephardic Bevis Marks, have
been published. Try http://www.gendocs.demon.co.uk/cem.html#jewish

Peter Brunning
Cambridge, England
peter@brunning.org.uk
http://www.brunning47.demon.co.uk/peter.html

----- Original Message -----

Subject: ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920
From: "B Frederics" <picturethisfilm@email.com>

In 1920, my great-uncle Samuel lived with his aunt, Mrs. ADELSON, at 8
Gosset St., Brick Lane, London (I believe it was the area of Spitalfields.)
I am trying to find out the given name of Mr. ADELSON, deceased in 1920, as
he would be my 2nd great-uncle. I do not know if they had any children. Mr.
ADELSON was born in Lithuania, possibly Stakliskes, around the 1870's.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920 #unitedkingdom

Peter J E Brunning <peter@...>
 

Here are a few places that I've found helpful when I found that I had some
Jewish ancestors...

A good place to start a search is
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/londweb.htm
(The London Jews Database) - I found my Melhados here - but it doesn't seem
to do much for Adelson.

Jewishgen also has this excellent list:
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/london.html

Then there's http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/
(Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain)

There were several synagogues in London, both Sephardic and Ashkenazi.
I know that the records of some, including the Sephardic Bevis Marks, have
been published. Try http://www.gendocs.demon.co.uk/cem.html#jewish

Peter Brunning
Cambridge, England
peter@brunning.org.uk
http://www.brunning47.demon.co.uk/peter.html

----- Original Message -----

Subject: ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920
From: "B Frederics" <picturethisfilm@email.com>

In 1920, my great-uncle Samuel lived with his aunt, Mrs. ADELSON, at 8
Gosset St., Brick Lane, London (I believe it was the area of Spitalfields.)
I am trying to find out the given name of Mr. ADELSON, deceased in 1920, as
he would be my 2nd great-uncle. I do not know if they had any children. Mr.
ADELSON was born in Lithuania, possibly Stakliskes, around the 1870's.


Re: NARA Soundex Indexes - St. Albans VT #general

DonnDevine@...
 

The St. Albans, VT, Soundex index films are available through LDS Family
History Centers. A search of the FHL online catalog at
www. familysearch.org is always a good place to start.

The description in the catalog for the St. Albans Soundex index
(M1461) describes the two series of records included
and the data they contain. Immigrants at other entry
points on the Canadian border are also included.

The specific Soundex code entries included on each of the
401 film rolls are listed on the film detail screens.

Donn Devine
Wilmington DE, USA

Subject: NARA microfilm
From: russ <

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:01:26 GMT
X-Message-Number: 3

Has anyone had any experience looking up this [or similar] film:

Microfilm ID M1461
Record Group RG085
Title Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans,
Vermont, District, 1895-1924. physical Description 401 rolls ; 16mm.

These are records of border crossings >from what I can gather. Originally
they were stored in Montreal so the name is misleading. I hope to
eventually get to a NARA site to search this data.

If anyone has any experience, what kind of data can I expect to find? Or
does anyone know of a different location where these films may be
searched besides an NARA field office.

Russell Byer
Rochester, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NARA Soundex Indexes - St. Albans VT #general

DonnDevine@...
 

The St. Albans, VT, Soundex index films are available through LDS Family
History Centers. A search of the FHL online catalog at
www. familysearch.org is always a good place to start.

The description in the catalog for the St. Albans Soundex index
(M1461) describes the two series of records included
and the data they contain. Immigrants at other entry
points on the Canadian border are also included.

The specific Soundex code entries included on each of the
401 film rolls are listed on the film detail screens.

Donn Devine
Wilmington DE, USA

Subject: NARA microfilm
From: russ <

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:01:26 GMT
X-Message-Number: 3

Has anyone had any experience looking up this [or similar] film:

Microfilm ID M1461
Record Group RG085
Title Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans,
Vermont, District, 1895-1924. physical Description 401 rolls ; 16mm.

These are records of border crossings >from what I can gather. Originally
they were stored in Montreal so the name is misleading. I hope to
eventually get to a NARA site to search this data.

If anyone has any experience, what kind of data can I expect to find? Or
does anyone know of a different location where these films may be
searched besides an NARA field office.

Russell Byer
Rochester, NY


Viewmate file # VM 3326 #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

Genners

I would appreciate help with the translation of the
document # VM 3326, which can be seen at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

I beleive the document to be a marriage certificate
issued in Warka/Vurka, Poland for a member of the
Karczewa/Karchova family.

Thank You

Stewart Bernstein


http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate file # VM 3326 #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

Genners

I would appreciate help with the translation of the
document # VM 3326, which can be seen at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

I beleive the document to be a marriage certificate
issued in Warka/Vurka, Poland for a member of the
Karczewa/Karchova family.

Thank You

Stewart Bernstein


http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html


Raleigh, NC Look Up #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Is there anyone who could look for two obits in the
Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper microfilms? One obit is
from 1985 and the other is >from 1956. I have the dates
of death and names. If somene would be kind enough to help out,
please send me a private note and I will send you the details.

Thanks so much.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Raleigh, NC Look Up #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Is there anyone who could look for two obits in the
Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper microfilms? One obit is
from 1985 and the other is >from 1956. I have the dates
of death and names. If somene would be kind enough to help out,
please send me a private note and I will send you the details.

Thanks so much.

Allan Jordan


Re: Hebrew names #bessarabia

AJSAL64@...
 

In a message dated 1/1/2004 1:04:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

The point of all this is that even
assimilated and non-observant Jews may have traditional names. I was
surprised to learn that a distant relative and Holocaust survivor who
was born in 1931 in the same shtetl as my paternal grandparents and
great-grandparents did not know whether his father was a Levite.
Yes, any boy who has a bris has a Hebrew name and any girl
named in the synagogue by a parent or grandparent has a
Hebrew name. ButT if the name is not spoken of or referred to,
the Jewish child, now a Jewish adult, does not know they
have a Hebrew name and does not know what that name is.
That may be more to the point. Not everyone who was
given a Hebrew name knows that name.

Judy Salomon
New Jersey

Researching: FELDMAUS >from Lezajsk, FREUND >from Pruchnik,
GOLDBERG >from Mostiska and SULTAN >from Husiatyn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew names #general

AJSAL64@...
 

In a message dated 1/1/2004 1:04:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

The point of all this is that even
assimilated and non-observant Jews may have traditional names. I was
surprised to learn that a distant relative and Holocaust survivor who
was born in 1931 in the same shtetl as my paternal grandparents and
great-grandparents did not know whether his father was a Levite.
Yes, any boy who has a bris has a Hebrew name and any girl
named in the synagogue by a parent or grandparent has a
Hebrew name. ButT if the name is not spoken of or referred to,
the Jewish child, now a Jewish adult, does not know they
have a Hebrew name and does not know what that name is.
That may be more to the point. Not everyone who was
given a Hebrew name knows that name.

Judy Salomon
New Jersey

Researching: FELDMAUS >from Lezajsk, FREUND >from Pruchnik,
GOLDBERG >from Mostiska and SULTAN >from Husiatyn


December 2003 report for Yizkor Book Project #general

Joyce Field
 

The volunteers for the Yizkor Book Project wish all our readers a
very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Each month after I post our monthly report I receive numerous
requests asking whether there is a yizkor book for a particular town,
whether it has been translated, and where the original book can be
found. All these questions can be answered on our web site.

--If you want to know whether there is a yizkor book for a particular
town and which libraries have copies, the answer is available on our
yizkor book database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html

--If you want to know whether a book has been translated, the answer
is available at the translations index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

--If you want to know where you might purchase yizkor books, the
answer is available at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yizret.html.

In December we put online 19 updates, 2 new entries, and one new
book. Remember that all the translations can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New book:

-Rubiezewicze, Belarus

New entries:

-Pinkas HaKehillot Latvia: Vilyaka
-Pinkas HaKehillot Poland: Ciechanowiec

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brzeziny, Poland
-Byaroza, Belarus
-Gabin, Poland
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Rakow, Belarus
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sochaczew, Poland
-Sokoly, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Wyszogrod, Poland
-Zaglembie, Poland
-Zloczew, Poland

There are many books yet to be translated, waiting only for an eager
volunteer to step up to coordinate the translation project. Our
Yizkor Book Project staff is available to help you through the
process. Please contact me if you are willing and able to coordinate
a translation project. Or, if you have Hebrew or Yiddish translation
skills, you might want to start by volunteering to translate a
chapter >from the Pinkas HaKehillot on your ancestral town.

Many of our projects are fundraising projects. You can help by
contributing money to pay to have these books professionally
translated. The current fundraising projects are listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html.

Thanks again for all the help and support our readers have provided
to the Yizkor Book Project this past year.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org
Yizkor Book Project Manager
JewishGen, VP, Research


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen December 2003 report for Yizkor Book Project #general

Joyce Field
 

The volunteers for the Yizkor Book Project wish all our readers a
very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Each month after I post our monthly report I receive numerous
requests asking whether there is a yizkor book for a particular town,
whether it has been translated, and where the original book can be
found. All these questions can be answered on our web site.

--If you want to know whether there is a yizkor book for a particular
town and which libraries have copies, the answer is available on our
yizkor book database, http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html

--If you want to know whether a book has been translated, the answer
is available at the translations index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

--If you want to know where you might purchase yizkor books, the
answer is available at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yizret.html.

In December we put online 19 updates, 2 new entries, and one new
book. Remember that all the translations can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New book:

-Rubiezewicze, Belarus

New entries:

-Pinkas HaKehillot Latvia: Vilyaka
-Pinkas HaKehillot Poland: Ciechanowiec

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brzeziny, Poland
-Byaroza, Belarus
-Gabin, Poland
-Gorodenka, Ukraine
-Krynki, Poland
-Lida, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Rakow, Belarus
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Shumskoye, Ukraine
-Sochaczew, Poland
-Sokoly, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Volozhin, Belarus
-Wyszogrod, Poland
-Zaglembie, Poland
-Zloczew, Poland

There are many books yet to be translated, waiting only for an eager
volunteer to step up to coordinate the translation project. Our
Yizkor Book Project staff is available to help you through the
process. Please contact me if you are willing and able to coordinate
a translation project. Or, if you have Hebrew or Yiddish translation
skills, you might want to start by volunteering to translate a
chapter >from the Pinkas HaKehillot on your ancestral town.

Many of our projects are fundraising projects. You can help by
contributing money to pay to have these books professionally
translated. The current fundraising projects are listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html.

Thanks again for all the help and support our readers have provided
to the Yizkor Book Project this past year.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org
Yizkor Book Project Manager
JewishGen, VP, Research


The putative EPSTEIN-BENVENISTE connection #rabbinic

Norman H. Carp-Gordon <zerakodesh@...>
 

R' Ephraim Mordekhai ha-Levi EPSHTEIN was not so "vague" that he
could not name his source for his claim of descent >from the
BENVENISTEs of Barcelona, Spain. On pg. 24 of his Sefer Gevuros
ha-Ari, 1888 ed., he says in foot-note #43 that he heard it from
R' Shmuel ben-R' Gershon ha-Levi EPSHTEIN of Driven (?). (The notes
are in Rashi type and small print, and some of the Hebrew letters
are not clear.)

Are you aware that the patrilineage of R' Aharon ben-Yosef ha-Levi
BENVENISTE is represented in Gevuros ha-Ari somewhat differently
from what you have cited >from the Hebrew Encyclopedia, which, you
have said, based it on Aaron's book, Bedek ha-Bayit? The latter work
is cited by R' Ephraim Mordekhai E., raising the possibility that he
had read it and took the order of descent directly therefrom. I
think the Hebrew Encyclopedia was composed long after his death.

I have discovered a "hint" that an EPSTEIN-BENVENISTE connection was
understood long before the late 19th century. In an article in the
German Jewish Encyclopedia on R' Yekhiel Mikhel ben-Avrohom ha-Levi
EPSTEIN of Prossnitz, who flourished during the latter half of the
17th century, his first published book listed therein, Sh'nay Lukhos
ha-Brith (Fuerth, 1683), is an extract of a work ("Avne Zikharon"?)
by R' Yeshayahu HOROWITZ! The bibliographical notes at the end of
that German-language article includes a reference to Gevuros ha-Ari,
pg. 24, hinting that the author ("S. A. H.") understood the
genealogical significance thereon.

Of course, it might be merely a coincidence that an EPSTEIN would be
so attracted by a HOROWITZ book. Yet my intuition tells me that he
knew or sensed a kinship between the two families. By the 17th
century it might well have been known that the HOROWITZes claimed
descent >from the BENVENISTEs. On the other hand, the noted
rabbinical families married much among themselves, so perhaps
EPSHTEIN had married a HOROWITZ woman who claimed descent from
R' Yeshayahu.

I can't find EPSTEIN's Sh'nay Lukhos ha-Brith in the Brandeis U.
library's on-line catalogue. However, I'll be on campus on Jan.
18th, and will ask the chief of the Judaica dept. for help. There's
an off-chance that EPSTEIN wrote something in a preface about the
connection with the HOROWITZes, if not also with the BENVENISTEs.

Norman H. Carp-Gordon

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Re: NYC Rabbi #rabbinic

Avrohom Krauss <krauss@...>
 

On 2003.12.31, Laia Ben-Dov <lbendov@netvision.net.il> wrote:

It seems to me that the rabbi's name was probably KRONOWITZ or
KRANOWITZ - not being able to see the handwriting, I can't say for
sure, but probably the ending of his name is a TZ - we are dealing
with a Jewish name, after all, and not a British one...
Another possibility would be KRONOWICH

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel