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SOLOMON etc - many thanks #general

Lauren <richard.the.thirdNOSPAM@...>
 

I've posted two sets of queries recently about my Solomons - the
Slomon/Simonses in Toronto and the Spearmans in New York.

Just to let you all know how much help s.g.j has been - someone in
Philadelphia who is a cousin of the Spearmans on the other side has sent me
a huge tree, and we were able to complete some names by filling in each
other's gaps.

And a wonderful conveyancing lady in Toronto has traced my Simonses from
house to house since the address I gave in 1929, and I spoke to a cousin on
the 'phone who remembers my grandfather coming to stay with them in the
1920's.

Many, many thanks !!

Lauren Strauss-Jones, London


Losset, Poland #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>
 

Hello:

On my gggrandfather, John Louis Bornstein (Leib Bornsztejn)'s
naturalization, it lists his birth town as "Losset, Russia" He arrived in
the US in 1892. I am sure that this Losset is now in Poland, but I do not
know where and what it is currently called. Does anyone know? I'm assuming
it is near Lodz, where his daughter was born. Any help would be *greatly*
appreciated.

Thanks,
Josh Brown


Washington, DC-area volunteer needed #general

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

A volunteer is being sought to help copy some records at the US Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington. This is for an indexing project for
JewishGen. If you reside in the Washington, DC, area and are interested in
helping with this worthwhile project, please email me for more details.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SOLOMON etc - many thanks #general

Lauren <richard.the.thirdNOSPAM@...>
 

I've posted two sets of queries recently about my Solomons - the
Slomon/Simonses in Toronto and the Spearmans in New York.

Just to let you all know how much help s.g.j has been - someone in
Philadelphia who is a cousin of the Spearmans on the other side has sent me
a huge tree, and we were able to complete some names by filling in each
other's gaps.

And a wonderful conveyancing lady in Toronto has traced my Simonses from
house to house since the address I gave in 1929, and I spoke to a cousin on
the 'phone who remembers my grandfather coming to stay with them in the
1920's.

Many, many thanks !!

Lauren Strauss-Jones, London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Losset, Poland #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>
 

Hello:

On my gggrandfather, John Louis Bornstein (Leib Bornsztejn)'s
naturalization, it lists his birth town as "Losset, Russia" He arrived in
the US in 1892. I am sure that this Losset is now in Poland, but I do not
know where and what it is currently called. Does anyone know? I'm assuming
it is near Lodz, where his daughter was born. Any help would be *greatly*
appreciated.

Thanks,
Josh Brown


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Washington, DC-area volunteer needed #general

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

A volunteer is being sought to help copy some records at the US Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington. This is for an indexing project for
JewishGen. If you reside in the Washington, DC, area and are interested in
helping with this worthwhile project, please email me for more details.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Lvov Families: GLUCKSMANN, HESCHELES, REIS #general

Ronald S. Lauder Foundation <laudergen@...>
 

Dear Friends:

In an attempt to assist a Polish child survivor of the Holocaust in
uncovering her true identity, we are urgently seeking any available
information about the GLUCKSMANN, HESCHELES and REIS(S) families of Lvov,
who may well have been inter-related. If anyone is familiar with these
families and might be able to help us learn more about them, please contact
the undersigned privately.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated. (Our attempts to contact several
researchers listed in the JGFF led to returned e-mails, so we are seeking
the aid of the broader JGen community.)

Many thanks,

Yale J. Reisner & Anna Przybyszewska-Drozd
The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project
at the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland
Warsaw, Poland
<laudergen@jewish.org.pl>


Phonetic spelling of shtetl on EIDB #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear All,

Part of my family came into Ellis Island in 1910 & their place of origin is
listed as "Borisnia, Czernigov".

There are 2 towns with very similar names in the former Chernigov Gubernia:
Borzna & Berezna. I've been advised that "Borisna" (the listing on the boat
they missed 6 weeks before) was probably Borzna, but their second listing
definitely has an extra "i". Is this enough to confirm the town as Borzna or
say for definite that it's Berezna? I guess this is a question for native
Russian speakers.

Thanks,

Saul Marks
Newcastle, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lvov Families: GLUCKSMANN, HESCHELES, REIS #general

Ronald S. Lauder Foundation <laudergen@...>
 

Dear Friends:

In an attempt to assist a Polish child survivor of the Holocaust in
uncovering her true identity, we are urgently seeking any available
information about the GLUCKSMANN, HESCHELES and REIS(S) families of Lvov,
who may well have been inter-related. If anyone is familiar with these
families and might be able to help us learn more about them, please contact
the undersigned privately.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated. (Our attempts to contact several
researchers listed in the JGFF led to returned e-mails, so we are seeking
the aid of the broader JGen community.)

Many thanks,

Yale J. Reisner & Anna Przybyszewska-Drozd
The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Genealogy Project
at the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland
Warsaw, Poland
<laudergen@jewish.org.pl>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phonetic spelling of shtetl on EIDB #general

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear All,

Part of my family came into Ellis Island in 1910 & their place of origin is
listed as "Borisnia, Czernigov".

There are 2 towns with very similar names in the former Chernigov Gubernia:
Borzna & Berezna. I've been advised that "Borisna" (the listing on the boat
they missed 6 weeks before) was probably Borzna, but their second listing
definitely has an extra "i". Is this enough to confirm the town as Borzna or
say for definite that it's Berezna? I guess this is a question for native
Russian speakers.

Thanks,

Saul Marks
Newcastle, England


ROSEN / ROZIN FAMILY #ukraine

ms nodrog
 

My mother's maiden name was ROSEN and she and her family came from
TORCHIN/TORCZYN and were Volynia Gubernia. On her father and brother's
(Leizer and Yosef) manifest it is spelled ROZIN and they came to their
Uncle/Cousin Abram Goldfarb. I have tracked down a member of the
GOLDFARB family that lived/lives in New Haven, Connecticut. He agrees
that some of the information I have gathered, >from manifests and the
1910 Census, matches his family. However, he does not know my Uncle
Joseph (Yosef) even though he did visit his grandfather and uncle when
in Connecticut. He also says that he thinks their real name was
Charniza which I assume must be Garmiza.

Are there any ROSEN/ROZIN'S or GOLDFARB'S who have any information that
may connect in any way?

I am also looking for BAITCH family members who may have lived in
Torchin. There are not many BAITCH'S listed on JGFF. My Great-great
grandfather was Abraham BAITCH born C.1839 in Austria. His son, my
Great-grandfather Aaron was born C.1858 in Lutsk, Russia, and my
Grandmother Ada was born C.1877. Any connections or suggestions about
where to look would be appreciated.

I have access to the LDS Family History Library. Thanks for any help.

Hope Gordon


Moderator's Comment: A note to any Genner mentioning access to a
library or other research facility - please list your location as well.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ROSEN / ROZIN FAMILY #ukraine

ms nodrog
 

My mother's maiden name was ROSEN and she and her family came from
TORCHIN/TORCZYN and were Volynia Gubernia. On her father and brother's
(Leizer and Yosef) manifest it is spelled ROZIN and they came to their
Uncle/Cousin Abram Goldfarb. I have tracked down a member of the
GOLDFARB family that lived/lives in New Haven, Connecticut. He agrees
that some of the information I have gathered, >from manifests and the
1910 Census, matches his family. However, he does not know my Uncle
Joseph (Yosef) even though he did visit his grandfather and uncle when
in Connecticut. He also says that he thinks their real name was
Charniza which I assume must be Garmiza.

Are there any ROSEN/ROZIN'S or GOLDFARB'S who have any information that
may connect in any way?

I am also looking for BAITCH family members who may have lived in
Torchin. There are not many BAITCH'S listed on JGFF. My Great-great
grandfather was Abraham BAITCH born C.1839 in Austria. His son, my
Great-grandfather Aaron was born C.1858 in Lutsk, Russia, and my
Grandmother Ada was born C.1877. Any connections or suggestions about
where to look would be appreciated.

I have access to the LDS Family History Library. Thanks for any help.

Hope Gordon


Moderator's Comment: A note to any Genner mentioning access to a
library or other research facility - please list your location as well.


my STEPAN cemetery project #ukraine

Sebba <figaro@...>
 

To all the people interested in my STEPAN cemetery project:

My interest in Stepan in because my grandmother was born in Horodec, a
village some 10 k.m. north to Stepan, where the Jewish community was small.
There wasn't a synagogue or a rabbi in Horodec, and the closest Jewish
cemetery was in Stepan. I went there because my ancestors who died before
the holocaust - are buried in Stepan. When I visited there on the summer of
2000 there was nothing but a green grass all over the place. As I was
stepping on the grass I felt that sometimes the surface under the grass is
not soft, and I decided to try and dig under the grass myself in order to
verify my suspects. I discovered a hoal tombstone with clear name in Hebrew
on it. I understood that there must be more of these, and paid the
Ukrainian farmer who lived nearby 100 dollars (half a year salary in this
part of the world) in order to uncover what he can. I returned to Stepan
again on the summer of 2001 and saw the 25 tombstones that the Ukrainian
farmer had found, and paid him another 70 Dollars for his work. In return
he took me to the river, to a place that no Jew ever saw after the war,
where I saw the remains of the hundreds of tombstones that were taken from
the cemetery by the Ukrainians in order to stop the flood of the Horin
river.
As for the names on the stones: all in Hebrew, some difficult to read, and
most of them contain no family name. The common script on the stones is
like that:
Here buried is the humble, generous, modest and pure man Rabbi ... the son
of Rabbi.... son of Rabbi.... May his sole...

I intend to advertise the photos >from my last trip there on Jewishgen as
well as to send them to any of you, if you have patience to receive a heave
E-mail...

David Sebba
Tel-Aviv
figaro@netvision.net.il


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine my STEPAN cemetery project #ukraine

Sebba <figaro@...>
 

To all the people interested in my STEPAN cemetery project:

My interest in Stepan in because my grandmother was born in Horodec, a
village some 10 k.m. north to Stepan, where the Jewish community was small.
There wasn't a synagogue or a rabbi in Horodec, and the closest Jewish
cemetery was in Stepan. I went there because my ancestors who died before
the holocaust - are buried in Stepan. When I visited there on the summer of
2000 there was nothing but a green grass all over the place. As I was
stepping on the grass I felt that sometimes the surface under the grass is
not soft, and I decided to try and dig under the grass myself in order to
verify my suspects. I discovered a hoal tombstone with clear name in Hebrew
on it. I understood that there must be more of these, and paid the
Ukrainian farmer who lived nearby 100 dollars (half a year salary in this
part of the world) in order to uncover what he can. I returned to Stepan
again on the summer of 2001 and saw the 25 tombstones that the Ukrainian
farmer had found, and paid him another 70 Dollars for his work. In return
he took me to the river, to a place that no Jew ever saw after the war,
where I saw the remains of the hundreds of tombstones that were taken from
the cemetery by the Ukrainians in order to stop the flood of the Horin
river.
As for the names on the stones: all in Hebrew, some difficult to read, and
most of them contain no family name. The common script on the stones is
like that:
Here buried is the humble, generous, modest and pure man Rabbi ... the son
of Rabbi.... son of Rabbi.... May his sole...

I intend to advertise the photos >from my last trip there on Jewishgen as
well as to send them to any of you, if you have patience to receive a heave
E-mail...

David Sebba
Tel-Aviv
figaro@netvision.net.il


Phonetic spelling of shtetl on EIDB #ukraine

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear All,

Part of my family came into Ellis Island in 1910 & their place of origin
is listed as "Borisnia, Czernigov".

There are 2 towns with very similar names in the former Chernigov
Gubernia: Borzna & Berezna. I've been advised that "Borisna" (the listing
on the boat they missed 6 weeks before) was probably Borzna, but their
second listing definitely has an extra "i". Is this enough to confirm the
town as Borzna or say for definite that it's Berezna? I guess this is a
question for native Russian speakers.

Thanks,

Saul Marks
Newcastle, England


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Phonetic spelling of shtetl on EIDB #ukraine

Saul Marks <saulmarks@...>
 

Dear All,

Part of my family came into Ellis Island in 1910 & their place of origin
is listed as "Borisnia, Czernigov".

There are 2 towns with very similar names in the former Chernigov
Gubernia: Borzna & Berezna. I've been advised that "Borisna" (the listing
on the boat they missed 6 weeks before) was probably Borzna, but their
second listing definitely has an extra "i". Is this enough to confirm the
town as Borzna or say for definite that it's Berezna? I guess this is a
question for native Russian speakers.

Thanks,

Saul Marks
Newcastle, England


The Stepan cemetery #ukraine

Sebba <figaro@...>
 

Dear people

Thank you for your replies regarding Stepan's tombstones.
I would like to make few things clear though:
1. My grandmother was born in Horodec, a village some 10 k.m. north to
Stepan. Since the jewish community in the village was small - there wasn't
a synagogue nor a rabbi in Horodec, and the closest jewish cemetery was in
Stepan. I went there because my ancestors who died before the holocaust -
are buried in Stepan. Out of hundreds of tombstones - only 25 were found.
The rest were used by the Ukrainians to stop the Horin river, and parts of
those tombstones still lie on the banks of that river. a sad sight indeed.
2. The names I'm researching are FISZ and KOLODNY >from the village
mentioned above: Horodec. and >from the city KOVEL. During my trips I also
visited Antonovka, Wladimerets, Krichilsk, Sarnik, and other places in the
area.
3. Until now - I got replies >from people interested that I will send them
pictures privately, and I'm willing to do so, but what I'm interested in is
knowing how can I advertize the pictures in JewishGen.
4.You can see according to my English that I'm not >from the USA, but from
ISRAEL...

yours
David Sebba
figaro@netvision.net.il


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine The Stepan cemetery #ukraine

Sebba <figaro@...>
 

Dear people

Thank you for your replies regarding Stepan's tombstones.
I would like to make few things clear though:
1. My grandmother was born in Horodec, a village some 10 k.m. north to
Stepan. Since the jewish community in the village was small - there wasn't
a synagogue nor a rabbi in Horodec, and the closest jewish cemetery was in
Stepan. I went there because my ancestors who died before the holocaust -
are buried in Stepan. Out of hundreds of tombstones - only 25 were found.
The rest were used by the Ukrainians to stop the Horin river, and parts of
those tombstones still lie on the banks of that river. a sad sight indeed.
2. The names I'm researching are FISZ and KOLODNY >from the village
mentioned above: Horodec. and >from the city KOVEL. During my trips I also
visited Antonovka, Wladimerets, Krichilsk, Sarnik, and other places in the
area.
3. Until now - I got replies >from people interested that I will send them
pictures privately, and I'm willing to do so, but what I'm interested in is
knowing how can I advertize the pictures in JewishGen.
4.You can see according to my English that I'm not >from the USA, but from
ISRAEL...

yours
David Sebba
figaro@netvision.net.il


Re: JewishGen & Morse's EIDB website #ukraine

beryl@...
 

Congratulations to Morse, Tobias, and their associates, as well as to
JewishGen for making this wonderful tool officially available to all!

Beryl Blickstein


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: JewishGen & Morse's EIDB website #ukraine

beryl@...
 

Congratulations to Morse, Tobias, and their associates, as well as to
JewishGen for making this wonderful tool officially available to all!

Beryl Blickstein