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Jewish Communities and Records - new web site #poland #warsaw

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

We are delighted to inform all researchers interested in the Jewish
Communities and genealogical records of the United Kingdom, of the launch
of a new web site that can be found at
www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/

The web site is part of the JCR-UK project which is a joint project of the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) and JewishGen. The
aim of this project is to record, in electronic format, genealogical and
other historical information about the UK Jewish communities, >from the mid
17th Century to the present day, and to make this information freely
available via the Internet.

The web site will provide basic information about each
congregation/community, its history, bibliography, research facilities,
personal encounters, and photographs, and will link to an integrated
records database. It also includes one of the most comprehensive lists of
links to other web sites for those interested in Anglo-Jewish genealogy,
and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Initially, the site contains a skeleton of approximately 100 congregations
grouped into 13 communities. We expect this to grow to about 500
congregations grouped into about 80 communities over the next few years.

The project will develop an integrated searchable database of civil and
religious genealogical records >from a variety of sources including:
Birth, circumcision and marriage
Synagogue Membership lists
School pupil lists
Trade directories
Immigration records
Jewish Charity records (including lists of donors)
Newspaper records

At this launch, we have provided a couple of new data sets (one relating to
Manchester and one relating to Grimsby). Over the coming months and years,
we intend rapid growth of this element of the web site. As the number of
data sets grows, we shall also provide a new search engine that will be
able to search across all the data sets.

The success of this project depends on a variety of contributors providing
information for the Community/Congregation pages, granting permission for
us to display on this web site data that they have collected, or
volunteering to transcribe data. There is a section on the web site where
you can indicate how you are willing to help make this project a success.

The project has a "JCR-UK Discussion Group" which is a free e-mail based
discussion forum for those researching their Jewish ancestors who lived in
the UK, and for those interested in a particular UK community or
congregation. The Group also discusses records available in the UK and
research techniques, sharing information and answering questions. You can
join this Discussion Group at http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm
and look for United Kingdom: JCR-UK

Laurence Harris
Member of Council - JGS Great Britain
Enquiries@jgsgb.org.uk
www.jgsgb.org.uk

Carol Skydell
Vice President, JewishGen Special Projects
Cskydell@jewishgen.org
www.jewishgen.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Jewish Communities and Records - new web site #warsaw #poland

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

We are delighted to inform all researchers interested in the Jewish
Communities and genealogical records of the United Kingdom, of the launch
of a new web site that can be found at
www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/

The web site is part of the JCR-UK project which is a joint project of the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) and JewishGen. The
aim of this project is to record, in electronic format, genealogical and
other historical information about the UK Jewish communities, >from the mid
17th Century to the present day, and to make this information freely
available via the Internet.

The web site will provide basic information about each
congregation/community, its history, bibliography, research facilities,
personal encounters, and photographs, and will link to an integrated
records database. It also includes one of the most comprehensive lists of
links to other web sites for those interested in Anglo-Jewish genealogy,
and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Initially, the site contains a skeleton of approximately 100 congregations
grouped into 13 communities. We expect this to grow to about 500
congregations grouped into about 80 communities over the next few years.

The project will develop an integrated searchable database of civil and
religious genealogical records >from a variety of sources including:
Birth, circumcision and marriage
Synagogue Membership lists
School pupil lists
Trade directories
Immigration records
Jewish Charity records (including lists of donors)
Newspaper records

At this launch, we have provided a couple of new data sets (one relating to
Manchester and one relating to Grimsby). Over the coming months and years,
we intend rapid growth of this element of the web site. As the number of
data sets grows, we shall also provide a new search engine that will be
able to search across all the data sets.

The success of this project depends on a variety of contributors providing
information for the Community/Congregation pages, granting permission for
us to display on this web site data that they have collected, or
volunteering to transcribe data. There is a section on the web site where
you can indicate how you are willing to help make this project a success.

The project has a "JCR-UK Discussion Group" which is a free e-mail based
discussion forum for those researching their Jewish ancestors who lived in
the UK, and for those interested in a particular UK community or
congregation. The Group also discusses records available in the UK and
research techniques, sharing information and answering questions. You can
join this Discussion Group at http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm
and look for United Kingdom: JCR-UK

Laurence Harris
Member of Council - JGS Great Britain
Enquiries@jgsgb.org.uk
www.jgsgb.org.uk

Carol Skydell
Vice President, JewishGen Special Projects
Cskydell@jewishgen.org
www.jewishgen.org


Boundaries and History of the Zamot area #lithuania

Stanley Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

Zamot appears to be the name for an area in northeastern Lithuania in the
1800s. A search of Jewishgen Databases leads to several towns (e.g.
Jurgurg, Shat) apparently in Zamot but nothing on the boundaries of the
area. What were the boundaries? When did it came into existence and what
happened to it. It included at least one side of the Nieman river. It doesnot appear on the maps I have.

Stanley H. Judd Los Altos Hills, CA
Searching JUDELOWITZ/YUDELOWITZ, BRILLIANT, JANKOWSKY, ROTCHILD, BAER
Locations northern Lithuania and Latvia


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Boundaries and History of the Zamot area #lithuania

Stanley Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

Zamot appears to be the name for an area in northeastern Lithuania in the
1800s. A search of Jewishgen Databases leads to several towns (e.g.
Jurgurg, Shat) apparently in Zamot but nothing on the boundaries of the
area. What were the boundaries? When did it came into existence and what
happened to it. It included at least one side of the Nieman river. It doesnot appear on the maps I have.

Stanley H. Judd Los Altos Hills, CA
Searching JUDELOWITZ/YUDELOWITZ, BRILLIANT, JANKOWSKY, ROTCHILD, BAER
Locations northern Lithuania and Latvia


Lithuanian Vital Records #lithuania

Gerry Powers Volper <gerryadel@...>
 

Would you be kind enough to advise how I can go about using the Vital
Records Project to trace birth, death and marriage records >from the shtetl
of Gelvonai (Gelvan) during the period of 1800 - 1925. Has the
translations for this town taken place? Thanks for any info you can provide.

Geraldine Powers
Cleveland, Ohio

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please address any questions about LitvakSIG's Vital Records Project to Maria Krane, Vital Records Project Outreach Coordinator, at <MariaKrane@aol.com>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuanian Vital Records #lithuania

Gerry Powers Volper <gerryadel@...>
 

Would you be kind enough to advise how I can go about using the Vital
Records Project to trace birth, death and marriage records >from the shtetl
of Gelvonai (Gelvan) during the period of 1800 - 1925. Has the
translations for this town taken place? Thanks for any info you can provide.

Geraldine Powers
Cleveland, Ohio

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please address any questions about LitvakSIG's Vital Records Project to Maria Krane, Vital Records Project Outreach Coordinator, at <MariaKrane@aol.com>


KRUSKAL(KREISKOL, BENMOSCHE) #general

Chaim freedman
 

I am seeking information about a Rabbi Hirsh KRUSKAL who came >from
Lithuania to England about 1876, then settled in the USA in 1894.

The following is a summary >from Rabbi KRUSKAL's memoirs about his activity
in England:

He initially landed in Birmingham in 1879 where he sang in the quoir of the
synagogue under the direction of Rev. Bernard Hast, a brother of Rev.M.
Hast, first reader of the Great Synagogue, Duke Street London. He was
advised in 1879 "under the auspices of Dr. Nathaniel Adler" to move to
London to study to become Chazan and Shochet. He sang in the quoir of the
Bayswater synagogue. He was married on December 6th 1882 by Rabbi Adler. He
opened a Hebrew School at 1 Finch Street, Brick Lane. In 1886 he was
elected Minister and Chazan at the Spital Square Synagogue, with the
consent of Rabbi Herman Adler.

In 1890 Rabbi Kruskal was appointed Rabbi and Sexton of the Burial Society
of the Federated Synagogues, which office he kept at his residence at 1
Chapel Place. He was also involved with the Jewish Night Refuge.

In 1894 Rabbi KRUSKAL left England to join his son in the USA.

His personal memoirs note that he joined his brother Samuel who was "a
wealthy Seltzer man" in New York. He moved to Philadelphia where he became
official Mohel to the Jewish Maternity Home. He mentions the following
people who assisted him there:
Rev.Dr.Joseph KRAUSKOPF.
Rev.Dr.J.b.GROSSMAN.
Rev.Dr. Leonard J. LEAVY (son of Sol LEVY, the official mohel of london).
Mr. Moses KLEIN "well known to the Philadelphia poor as Moses Montefiore
the second".

Rabbi KRUSKAL was born in Vainuty in Lithuania and lived in Laukava and
Shillel.

He had a son Moshe who may have used the surname BENMOSHE.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: chaimjan@zahav.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KRUSKAL(KREISKOL, BENMOSCHE) #general

Chaim freedman
 

I am seeking information about a Rabbi Hirsh KRUSKAL who came >from
Lithuania to England about 1876, then settled in the USA in 1894.

The following is a summary >from Rabbi KRUSKAL's memoirs about his activity
in England:

He initially landed in Birmingham in 1879 where he sang in the quoir of the
synagogue under the direction of Rev. Bernard Hast, a brother of Rev.M.
Hast, first reader of the Great Synagogue, Duke Street London. He was
advised in 1879 "under the auspices of Dr. Nathaniel Adler" to move to
London to study to become Chazan and Shochet. He sang in the quoir of the
Bayswater synagogue. He was married on December 6th 1882 by Rabbi Adler. He
opened a Hebrew School at 1 Finch Street, Brick Lane. In 1886 he was
elected Minister and Chazan at the Spital Square Synagogue, with the
consent of Rabbi Herman Adler.

In 1890 Rabbi Kruskal was appointed Rabbi and Sexton of the Burial Society
of the Federated Synagogues, which office he kept at his residence at 1
Chapel Place. He was also involved with the Jewish Night Refuge.

In 1894 Rabbi KRUSKAL left England to join his son in the USA.

His personal memoirs note that he joined his brother Samuel who was "a
wealthy Seltzer man" in New York. He moved to Philadelphia where he became
official Mohel to the Jewish Maternity Home. He mentions the following
people who assisted him there:
Rev.Dr.Joseph KRAUSKOPF.
Rev.Dr.J.b.GROSSMAN.
Rev.Dr. Leonard J. LEAVY (son of Sol LEVY, the official mohel of london).
Mr. Moses KLEIN "well known to the Philadelphia poor as Moses Montefiore
the second".

Rabbi KRUSKAL was born in Vainuty in Lithuania and lived in Laukava and
Shillel.

He had a son Moshe who may have used the surname BENMOSHE.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: chaimjan@zahav.net.il


JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database update #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database has been updated
with 11,000 additional entries >from 10 Yizkor Books:

Bricheva, Bukovina, Ciechanow, Gargzdai, Kamenets, Khorostkov,
Korczyna, Sokal (including Novoukraina, Stoyanov and Tartakov),
Sokoly and Zdunska Wola. We've also updated the necrology
database for several other Yizkor Books: Nemencine (Svencionys),
Nuremberg, Pultusk, Staszow, Suchowola and Zabrezhe (Volozhin).

The Necrology Database may be searched at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor >.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing on the Yizkor Book Project
site at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >.

This database is only an index of names; it directs researchers
back to the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information
may be available.

This database currently contains nearly 140,000 entries from
the necrologies of 157 different Yizkor Books.

Thanks to Michael Tobias, Ernie Fine, Lance Ackerfeld, and
all of our Yizkor Book donors and translators.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database can be found at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor >.

Please note that this database requires an HTML4-compliant
browser, such as MS Internet Explorer version 4 or later,
or Netscape 6 or later.

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database update #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database has been updated
with 11,000 additional entries >from 10 Yizkor Books:

Bricheva, Bukovina, Ciechanow, Gargzdai, Kamenets, Khorostkov,
Korczyna, Sokal (including Novoukraina, Stoyanov and Tartakov),
Sokoly and Zdunska Wola. We've also updated the necrology
database for several other Yizkor Books: Nemencine (Svencionys),
Nuremberg, Pultusk, Staszow, Suchowola and Zabrezhe (Volozhin).

The Necrology Database may be searched at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor >.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing on the Yizkor Book Project
site at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >.

This database is only an index of names; it directs researchers
back to the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information
may be available.

This database currently contains nearly 140,000 entries from
the necrologies of 157 different Yizkor Books.

Thanks to Michael Tobias, Ernie Fine, Lance Ackerfeld, and
all of our Yizkor Book donors and translators.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database can be found at:
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor >.

Please note that this database requires an HTML4-compliant
browser, such as MS Internet Explorer version 4 or later,
or Netscape 6 or later.

Warren

Warren Blatt
JewishGen Editor-in-Chief
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Re: Reb Shloime BOCHNER #rabbinic

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

Dear colleagues,

Moishe Miller asked yesterday about the BOCHNER family. If any of
you answer him, please "cc" me too. Rabbi Shlomo BOCHNER was my
4xgreat-grandfather and I have spent the last third of a century
piecing together the BOCHNER family tree. If any one can contribute,
that would be wonderful.

One major puzzle: some have claimed that the mother of his father
Rabbi Moshe BOCHNER - "Reb Moshele Charif", rabbi in Olkusz and
Chmielnik - was a daughter of Rabbi Meir HOROWITZ, "MaHaRaM Tiktin",
d. 1746, but is this true? What are the sources, if any?

Regards,

Simon Srebrny
(>from London, now in Berlin, Germany)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Reb Shloime BOCHNER #rabbinic

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

Dear colleagues,

Moishe Miller asked yesterday about the BOCHNER family. If any of
you answer him, please "cc" me too. Rabbi Shlomo BOCHNER was my
4xgreat-grandfather and I have spent the last third of a century
piecing together the BOCHNER family tree. If any one can contribute,
that would be wonderful.

One major puzzle: some have claimed that the mother of his father
Rabbi Moshe BOCHNER - "Reb Moshele Charif", rabbi in Olkusz and
Chmielnik - was a daughter of Rabbi Meir HOROWITZ, "MaHaRaM Tiktin",
d. 1746, but is this true? What are the sources, if any?

Regards,

Simon Srebrny
(>from London, now in Berlin, Germany)


KRUSKAL (KREISKOL, BENMOSCHE) #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

I am seeking information about a Rabbi Hirsh KRUSKAL who came from
Lithuania to England about 1876, then settled in the USA in 1894.

The following is a summary >from Rabbi Kruskal's memoirs about his
activity in England:

He initially landed in Birmingham in 1879 where he sang in the quoir
of the synagogue under the direction of Rev. Bernard Hast, a brother
of Rev. M. Hast, first reader of the Great Synagogue, Duke Street
London. He was advised in 1879 "under the auspices of Dr. Nathaniel
Adler" to move to London to study to become Chazan and Shochet. He
sang in the quoir of the Bayswater synagogue. He was married on
December 6th 1882 by Rabbi Adler. He opened a Hebrew School at 1
Finch Street, Brick Lane. In 1886 he was elected Minister and Chazan
at the Spital Square Synagogue, with the consent of Rabbi Herman
Adler.

In 1890 Rabbi KRUSKAL was appointed Rabbi and Sexton of the Burial
Society of the Federated Synagogues, which office he kept at his
residence at 1 Chapel Place. He was also involved with the Jewish
Night Refuge.

In 1894 Rabbi KRUSKAL left England to join his son in the USA.

His personal memoirs note that he joined his brother Samuel who was
"a wealthy Seltzer man" in New York. He moved to Philadelphia where
he became official Mohel to the Jewish Maternity Home. He mentions
the following people who assisted him there:
Rev. Dr. Joseph Krauskopf.
Rev. Dr. J.B. Grossman.
Rev. Dr. Leonard J. Leavy (son of Sol Levy, the official Mohel of
London).
Mr. Moses Klein "well known to the Philadelphia poor as Moses
Montefiore the second".

Rabbi KRUSKAL was born in Vainuty in Lithuania and lived in Laukava
and Shillel.

He had a son Moshe who may have used the surname BENMOSHE.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
mailto:chaimjan@zahav.net.il


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic KRUSKAL (KREISKOL, BENMOSCHE) #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

I am seeking information about a Rabbi Hirsh KRUSKAL who came from
Lithuania to England about 1876, then settled in the USA in 1894.

The following is a summary >from Rabbi Kruskal's memoirs about his
activity in England:

He initially landed in Birmingham in 1879 where he sang in the quoir
of the synagogue under the direction of Rev. Bernard Hast, a brother
of Rev. M. Hast, first reader of the Great Synagogue, Duke Street
London. He was advised in 1879 "under the auspices of Dr. Nathaniel
Adler" to move to London to study to become Chazan and Shochet. He
sang in the quoir of the Bayswater synagogue. He was married on
December 6th 1882 by Rabbi Adler. He opened a Hebrew School at 1
Finch Street, Brick Lane. In 1886 he was elected Minister and Chazan
at the Spital Square Synagogue, with the consent of Rabbi Herman
Adler.

In 1890 Rabbi KRUSKAL was appointed Rabbi and Sexton of the Burial
Society of the Federated Synagogues, which office he kept at his
residence at 1 Chapel Place. He was also involved with the Jewish
Night Refuge.

In 1894 Rabbi KRUSKAL left England to join his son in the USA.

His personal memoirs note that he joined his brother Samuel who was
"a wealthy Seltzer man" in New York. He moved to Philadelphia where
he became official Mohel to the Jewish Maternity Home. He mentions
the following people who assisted him there:
Rev. Dr. Joseph Krauskopf.
Rev. Dr. J.B. Grossman.
Rev. Dr. Leonard J. Leavy (son of Sol Levy, the official Mohel of
London).
Mr. Moses Klein "well known to the Philadelphia poor as Moses
Montefiore the second".

Rabbi KRUSKAL was born in Vainuty in Lithuania and lived in Laukava
and Shillel.

He had a son Moshe who may have used the surname BENMOSHE.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
mailto:chaimjan@zahav.net.il


BOOKMAN #unitedkingdom

bndmstra@...
 

Looking for BOOKMAN information in Stourton Whichford, co. Warwick, England.
Given names: Isadore, Joseph, Morris, Bertha, Anna, Samuel, Jesse. Births between 1873-1885 stourton Whichford.
Dolores Strickland
Oxnard, CA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom BOOKMAN #unitedkingdom

bndmstra@...
 

Looking for BOOKMAN information in Stourton Whichford, co. Warwick, England.
Given names: Isadore, Joseph, Morris, Bertha, Anna, Samuel, Jesse. Births between 1873-1885 stourton Whichford.
Dolores Strickland
Oxnard, CA


request for book #unitedkingdom

Arthur Oppenheimer <aoppenheimer@...>
 

I would be most grateful if anyone can let me know where I can buy the
following book:

S. Gronemann: Genealogische Studien über die alten jüdischen Familien
Hannovers. Berlin 1913, 206 S.

Many thanks for your help


Arthur Oppenheimer
Hove BN3 6HH
England

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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom request for book #unitedkingdom

Arthur Oppenheimer <aoppenheimer@...>
 

I would be most grateful if anyone can let me know where I can buy the
following book:

S. Gronemann: Genealogische Studien über die alten jüdischen Familien
Hannovers. Berlin 1913, 206 S.

Many thanks for your help


Arthur Oppenheimer
Hove BN3 6HH
England

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Photo Identification Request Family of Joseph Levie Staal #unitedkingdom

Richard Ruthfield <richardruthfield@...>
 

I am researching the family of Joseph Levie Staal and Wife Elizabeth
Staal of London (1855/57 - 1919). They had nine sons and 3 daughters.
I have placed two photos of two of their sons whom I am trying to
identify at: =20

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


If anyone can identify the son in the photo, or has knowledge of the
family, please contact me directly.

Regards

Dick..............=A0
=A0
richardruthfield@attbi.com
Wakefield, MA USA

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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Photo Identification Request Family of Joseph Levie Staal #unitedkingdom

Richard Ruthfield <richardruthfield@...>
 

I am researching the family of Joseph Levie Staal and Wife Elizabeth
Staal of London (1855/57 - 1919). They had nine sons and 3 daughters.
I have placed two photos of two of their sons whom I am trying to
identify at: =20

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


If anyone can identify the son in the photo, or has knowledge of the
family, please contact me directly.

Regards

Dick..............=A0
=A0
richardruthfield@attbi.com
Wakefield, MA USA

MODERATOR NOTE: The full address and telephone numbers of the writer have been removed in accordance with our privacy policy.