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Denmark ===> Scandinavia ! #scandinavia

JNB <jnblank@...>
 

Mazal tov (lycka till !) on the launching of the new ScandinaviaSIG. I
think it is a great development ( and if my previous suggestions in
this direction contributed somehow to this development, I'm very glad).
I'll do my best to spread the word around among my Finnish Jewish
friends to get them to take an active part in the mailing list.


One small problem I noticed: the link to the Helsinki Cemetery data (by
Eric Adler) does not seem to work. The data seems still to be available
at http://www.adlertree.net/helsinki.htm , so apparently it's just
a question of a "missing link". The Turku cemetery data link is OK.

BTW, I'm in contact with Rabbi Edelman >from Helsinki, and I'm trying to
convince him (and the community) to carry out a similar project on the
old (19th century) Jewish cemetery in Helsinki. This would involve an
urgent rescue and restoration operation, as well as recording, since the
cemetery is in a pretty bad shape, and many of the tombstones have
sunken into the soft ground or are completely overgrown with vegetation
or otherwise unreadable.

Again, congratulations on the "renewed" SIG !

Joel Blankett
Jerusalem, Israel


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Denmark ===> Scandinavia ! #scandinavia

JNB <jnblank@...>
 

Mazal tov (lycka till !) on the launching of the new ScandinaviaSIG. I
think it is a great development ( and if my previous suggestions in
this direction contributed somehow to this development, I'm very glad).
I'll do my best to spread the word around among my Finnish Jewish
friends to get them to take an active part in the mailing list.


One small problem I noticed: the link to the Helsinki Cemetery data (by
Eric Adler) does not seem to work. The data seems still to be available
at http://www.adlertree.net/helsinki.htm , so apparently it's just
a question of a "missing link". The Turku cemetery data link is OK.

BTW, I'm in contact with Rabbi Edelman >from Helsinki, and I'm trying to
convince him (and the community) to carry out a similar project on the
old (19th century) Jewish cemetery in Helsinki. This would involve an
urgent rescue and restoration operation, as well as recording, since the
cemetery is in a pretty bad shape, and many of the tombstones have
sunken into the soft ground or are completely overgrown with vegetation
or otherwise unreadable.

Again, congratulations on the "renewed" SIG !

Joel Blankett
Jerusalem, Israel


Re: Stumped #general

ariewish@...
 

Hi List,

I need advice or suggestion(s). I have been looking for my grandfathers arrival
in the USA (twice) as well as my Uncle (arrived with my grandfather when he
returned the second time). Looked for my grandfather on EI (Morse) to no avail.
Looked for my Uncle with the same results. All I know that my grandfather
arrived some time before WWI started (1913 or 1914). He was admitted to the
States and lived in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a paddler (had a horse and a wagon
and worked the Norther Pa area). He left for Poland some time in 1923. He
couldn't get readjusted to life in Poland so he decided to go back to the
States. My grandmother didn't wish to go, so they decided that my Uncle will go
with him (1926 - 1930). When they arrived in the States (port or ship unknown)
both of them were refused entry. My grandfather wrote to somebody (I guess INS)
and he was allowed to enter, but not my Uncle, he traveled to Cuba and entered
the States some time after 1936 at which time my grandfather was already dead.
My questions are:

Where or to whom would one write to appeal a decision on admission?
Where would one find documents on people not admitted to enter?

One more item. I can't find them on any SS documents (Numbers or death
certificates). Any advise or suggestions are welcome.

Sincerely

Arie L. Wishnia.

Still searching the following:
WISHNIA, OKSENHORN, TWARDEDREWO, ZAJDMAN >from Miedzyrzec Podlaski and the
Podlaski region.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Stumped #general

ariewish@...
 

Hi List,

I need advice or suggestion(s). I have been looking for my grandfathers arrival
in the USA (twice) as well as my Uncle (arrived with my grandfather when he
returned the second time). Looked for my grandfather on EI (Morse) to no avail.
Looked for my Uncle with the same results. All I know that my grandfather
arrived some time before WWI started (1913 or 1914). He was admitted to the
States and lived in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a paddler (had a horse and a wagon
and worked the Norther Pa area). He left for Poland some time in 1923. He
couldn't get readjusted to life in Poland so he decided to go back to the
States. My grandmother didn't wish to go, so they decided that my Uncle will go
with him (1926 - 1930). When they arrived in the States (port or ship unknown)
both of them were refused entry. My grandfather wrote to somebody (I guess INS)
and he was allowed to enter, but not my Uncle, he traveled to Cuba and entered
the States some time after 1936 at which time my grandfather was already dead.
My questions are:

Where or to whom would one write to appeal a decision on admission?
Where would one find documents on people not admitted to enter?

One more item. I can't find them on any SS documents (Numbers or death
certificates). Any advise or suggestions are welcome.

Sincerely

Arie L. Wishnia.

Still searching the following:
WISHNIA, OKSENHORN, TWARDEDREWO, ZAJDMAN >from Miedzyrzec Podlaski and the
Podlaski region.


Fw: ALTMAN-BULACH-WOLF-TUCHINSKY-KALSKY all from Bessarabia #general

Marcia Woolf Bulach <mwbulach@...>
 

Hello, I am looking for information on my Greatgrandparents:

a)s Rabbi Chaim ALTMAN (>from Hotin-Bessarabia)-married to Bassi Altman/I
think he died between 1905 and 1909

b) Rabbi Yesrael BULACH/BULAKH (>from Lipcon or maybe Hotin-Bessarabia),
married to Frima. I know that he died when he was in his late
twenties -probably before the turning of last century.
I heard that the Bulach might have come >from a village Bulakhi.
I also heard that there were connections in Kamenetz Podolsk

c) Israjel Myers Wolf married to Ester >from Brzezin-Poland and their
children (believe that they might have died in the Shoah
d) Jacob Tuchinsky ?Tushinsky married to Dobe Kalsky- >from Kiev and their
children

I also heard that there was a 'fetter' Moishe who was married without
children, and who was the owner of the transport system of Odessa and who
suddenly disappeared. No one heard about him again. I believe this would
have been around 1910.

I could not find any other information about them. Does anybody know
were I could find out any other information about them.

Thanks
Marcia Woolf Bulach
Researching: Altman (Hotin-Bessarabia; some went to America and
others to Brazil); Bulach or Bulakh (Lipcon, Hotin-Bessarabia and later to
Brazil); Tushinsky/Tuchinsky (Kiev, Boslev-Boguslav)--Ukraine; Wales,
England and Brazil; Wolf or Woolf (Brzezin-Poland), Wales, England and
Brazil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: ALTMAN-BULACH-WOLF-TUCHINSKY-KALSKY all from Bessarabia #general

Marcia Woolf Bulach <mwbulach@...>
 

Hello, I am looking for information on my Greatgrandparents:

a)s Rabbi Chaim ALTMAN (>from Hotin-Bessarabia)-married to Bassi Altman/I
think he died between 1905 and 1909

b) Rabbi Yesrael BULACH/BULAKH (>from Lipcon or maybe Hotin-Bessarabia),
married to Frima. I know that he died when he was in his late
twenties -probably before the turning of last century.
I heard that the Bulach might have come >from a village Bulakhi.
I also heard that there were connections in Kamenetz Podolsk

c) Israjel Myers Wolf married to Ester >from Brzezin-Poland and their
children (believe that they might have died in the Shoah
d) Jacob Tuchinsky ?Tushinsky married to Dobe Kalsky- >from Kiev and their
children

I also heard that there was a 'fetter' Moishe who was married without
children, and who was the owner of the transport system of Odessa and who
suddenly disappeared. No one heard about him again. I believe this would
have been around 1910.

I could not find any other information about them. Does anybody know
were I could find out any other information about them.

Thanks
Marcia Woolf Bulach
Researching: Altman (Hotin-Bessarabia; some went to America and
others to Brazil); Bulach or Bulakh (Lipcon, Hotin-Bessarabia and later to
Brazil); Tushinsky/Tuchinsky (Kiev, Boslev-Boguslav)--Ukraine; Wales,
England and Brazil; Wolf or Woolf (Brzezin-Poland), Wales, England and
Brazil


Re: William the Conqueror/King David? #general

Simon Barak
 

Dov & Varda wrote:

A new aquaintance mentioned to me that her husband believes himself to
descend >from both King David and William the Conqueror
Maybe David I King Of Scots born 1080 died Sunday 24 May 1153

Shimon Barak , Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: William the Conqueror/King David? #general

Simon Barak
 

Dov & Varda wrote:

A new aquaintance mentioned to me that her husband believes himself to
descend >from both King David and William the Conqueror
Maybe David I King Of Scots born 1080 died Sunday 24 May 1153

Shimon Barak , Israel


ALTMAN / BULACH from Bessarabia #rabbinic

Marcia Woolf Bulach <mwbulach@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to know if anybody has ever heard about the life and
work of the following Rabbis (my greatgrandparents)

a) Rabbi Chaim ALTMAN (>from Hotin-Bessarabia)-married to Bassi
Altman I think he died between 1905 and 1909

b) Rabbi Yesrael BULACH/BULAKH (>from Lipcon or maybe Hotin-
Bessarabia), married to Frima. I know that he died when he was
in his late twenties - probably before the turning of last
century.

I heard that the Bulach might have come >from a village Bulakhi. I
also heard that there were connections in Kamenetz Podolsk

Thanks in advance

Marcia Woolf Bulach

Researching: ALTMAN (Hotin-Bessarabia; some went to America and others to
Brazil); BULACH or BULAKH (Lipcon, Hotin-Bessarabia and later to Brazil);
TUSHINSKY/TUCHINSKY (Kiev, Boslev-Boguslav)--Ukraine; Wales, England and
Brazil; WOLF or WOOLF (Brzezin-Poland), Wales, England and Brazil


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ALTMAN / BULACH from Bessarabia #rabbinic

Marcia Woolf Bulach <mwbulach@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to know if anybody has ever heard about the life and
work of the following Rabbis (my greatgrandparents)

a) Rabbi Chaim ALTMAN (>from Hotin-Bessarabia)-married to Bassi
Altman I think he died between 1905 and 1909

b) Rabbi Yesrael BULACH/BULAKH (>from Lipcon or maybe Hotin-
Bessarabia), married to Frima. I know that he died when he was
in his late twenties - probably before the turning of last
century.

I heard that the Bulach might have come >from a village Bulakhi. I
also heard that there were connections in Kamenetz Podolsk

Thanks in advance

Marcia Woolf Bulach

Researching: ALTMAN (Hotin-Bessarabia; some went to America and others to
Brazil); BULACH or BULAKH (Lipcon, Hotin-Bessarabia and later to Brazil);
TUSHINSKY/TUCHINSKY (Kiev, Boslev-Boguslav)--Ukraine; Wales, England and
Brazil; WOLF or WOOLF (Brzezin-Poland), Wales, England and Brazil


62nd Street Armory #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners,

I just inadvertently deleted the message in which someone asked for the
precise address for the 62nd Street armory. It was 120 West 62nd (Columbus Ave.)

Regards,

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@aol.com

HENKEN,SMOLINSKY>Vitebsk
POLCHINIKOFF/POLTINIKOW>Gomel, Mogilev
PECKEL>Ushachi, Vitebsk
LEVIN,LEVITT>Cherven, Minsk
WOLODARSKY>Riga,Svetlovodsk,Kherson,Astrahkan
INTRELEGATOR>Siauliai, Kaunas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 62nd Street Armory #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners,

I just inadvertently deleted the message in which someone asked for the
precise address for the 62nd Street armory. It was 120 West 62nd (Columbus Ave.)

Regards,

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@aol.com

HENKEN,SMOLINSKY>Vitebsk
POLCHINIKOFF/POLTINIKOW>Gomel, Mogilev
PECKEL>Ushachi, Vitebsk
LEVIN,LEVITT>Cherven, Minsk
WOLODARSKY>Riga,Svetlovodsk,Kherson,Astrahkan
INTRELEGATOR>Siauliai, Kaunas


Re: Judah LOEW the Elder and the MaHaRaL #rabbinic

gregor brand <Gregor.Brand@...>
 

Dear Mr. Polakovic,

Thank you very much for your answer to my questions about Judah
LOEW the Elder.

It seems - as Mr. Reich already wrote - that the ancestors of the
MaHaRaL (beyond his grandfather Hayyim) are not certain and remain
a topic for future research.

Until new documents are found, there remain a lot of questions. For
example: Did among the descendants of the MaHaRaL, who lived at the
time of Meir Perels, an oral tradition exist that one of the
MaHaRaL´s ancestors (his great great grandfather, as R. Perels
wrote?) was a distinguished Rabbi Judah LOEW? A tradition which
was reproduced by Meir Perels? Was the gravestone of 1540 falsely
ascribed to a real older JUDAH LOEW, who may have lived (in Worms,
in Prague?) in the first half of the 15th century?

I think that a better knowledge of the MaHaRaL´s ancestors would
throw much light on many rabbinical families.

With best wishes

Gregor Brand, Bargstedt, Germany


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Judah LOEW the Elder and the MaHaRaL #rabbinic

gregor brand <Gregor.Brand@...>
 

Dear Mr. Polakovic,

Thank you very much for your answer to my questions about Judah
LOEW the Elder.

It seems - as Mr. Reich already wrote - that the ancestors of the
MaHaRaL (beyond his grandfather Hayyim) are not certain and remain
a topic for future research.

Until new documents are found, there remain a lot of questions. For
example: Did among the descendants of the MaHaRaL, who lived at the
time of Meir Perels, an oral tradition exist that one of the
MaHaRaL´s ancestors (his great great grandfather, as R. Perels
wrote?) was a distinguished Rabbi Judah LOEW? A tradition which
was reproduced by Meir Perels? Was the gravestone of 1540 falsely
ascribed to a real older JUDAH LOEW, who may have lived (in Worms,
in Prague?) in the first half of the 15th century?

I think that a better knowledge of the MaHaRaL´s ancestors would
throw much light on many rabbinical families.

With best wishes

Gregor Brand, Bargstedt, Germany


William the Conqueror/King David? #lithuania

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

A new aquaintance mentioned to me that her husband believes himself to
descend >from both King David and William the Conqueror. His forebears are
from Lithuania and the surname is Levitch (yes, they're Levites).
I reread the articles on King David lineage by David Einsiedler and didn't
spot any reference to William the Conqueror. I also searched the Discussion
Group archives and didn't find anything relevant.

Does anyone know of a connection between King David's and William the
conqueror's descendants?

Please respond privately.

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania William the Conqueror/King David? #lithuania

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

A new aquaintance mentioned to me that her husband believes himself to
descend >from both King David and William the Conqueror. His forebears are
from Lithuania and the surname is Levitch (yes, they're Levites).
I reread the articles on King David lineage by David Einsiedler and didn't
spot any reference to William the Conqueror. I also searched the Discussion
Group archives and didn't find anything relevant.

Does anyone know of a connection between King David's and William the
conqueror's descendants?

Please respond privately.

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


Re: Jaunjelgava #latvia

ron <ruebin7@...>
 

Hi Susan,

I assume Susan as in Julian and Susan.....>from Wellington...???
Ron also >from Wellington.

I have done a bit of research >from Latvia, found the archives
very good. If you want the address I can give you that. I found
their English very good, it was not a problem..Any help you need
let me know.

Hope the family is all well
Regards
Ron Bower
-----------------------------
MODERATOR NOTE:
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Please always remember to sign with your
full name, city and state or country.
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Susan Levy wrote:

I am hoping to find information about my grandmother's family who
lived in Friedrichsstadt (now Jaunjelgava) in the Courland area until
about 100 years ago.
...snip...
We are visiting Latvia next May and would very much like to contact
the Jewish archives in Riga if there is such a thing. Can anyone
help me with this? A contact who speaks English would be wonderful.
...snip...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Jaunjelgava #latvia

ron <ruebin7@...>
 

Hi Susan,

I assume Susan as in Julian and Susan.....>from Wellington...???
Ron also >from Wellington.

I have done a bit of research >from Latvia, found the archives
very good. If you want the address I can give you that. I found
their English very good, it was not a problem..Any help you need
let me know.

Hope the family is all well
Regards
Ron Bower
-----------------------------
MODERATOR NOTE:
Surname inserted by moderator!
Please always remember to sign with your
full name, city and state or country.
-----------------------------------------

Susan Levy wrote:

I am hoping to find information about my grandmother's family who
lived in Friedrichsstadt (now Jaunjelgava) in the Courland area until
about 100 years ago.
...snip...
We are visiting Latvia next May and would very much like to contact
the Jewish archives in Riga if there is such a thing. Can anyone
help me with this? A contact who speaks English would be wonderful.
...snip...


For those who missed the Questionnaire #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

LitvakSIG is now celebrating its fifth year. We are very interested in
comments and suggestions >from our members, donors and Digest readers.

If you haven't already filled out the questionnaire posted recently,
please take a moment to copy and complete this survey so that we may
continue to grow and improve.

Please email your response to <LitvakSIGQuestionnaire@earthlink.net> rather than responding to this message in the Digest.

Davida Noyek Handler,
President, LitvakSIG



1.. How frequently do you search the ALD? Daily ... Weekly ..
Monthly .. Once in a blue moon .... Never ....?


2.. Would you share your experiences regarding the ALD? Please include
both your successes and your
frustrations: ..............................................................
............................................................................
..................................

3.. Would you be willing to head or serve on a committee for
LitvakSIG .... District Research Group .... Vital Records Shtetl Research
Group ..... Online Journal ...... Conference Planning ..... Finance
Committee ...... Membership Committee ........ Website design ......


4.. Are you able to read, write or translate the following handwritten
languages - Cyrillic Russian, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish, other? .........


5.. Are you comfortable with using Excel?


6.. How frequently do you read our Online Journal? Daily ... Weekly ..
Monthly .. Once in a blue moon .... Never ....


7.. How much time (estimated) do you spend on Genealogy? per week .. per
month ..


8.. Is there anything we else that we might be able to do with YOUR help?


9.. Would you be willing to help raise funds for records acquisitions and
translations?


Name:

Address:

Telephone:

Email:

FAX:

Area(s) or town(s) of Lithuanian interest:


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania For those who missed the Questionnaire #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

LitvakSIG is now celebrating its fifth year. We are very interested in
comments and suggestions >from our members, donors and Digest readers.

If you haven't already filled out the questionnaire posted recently,
please take a moment to copy and complete this survey so that we may
continue to grow and improve.

Please email your response to <LitvakSIGQuestionnaire@earthlink.net> rather than responding to this message in the Digest.

Davida Noyek Handler,
President, LitvakSIG



1.. How frequently do you search the ALD? Daily ... Weekly ..
Monthly .. Once in a blue moon .... Never ....?


2.. Would you share your experiences regarding the ALD? Please include
both your successes and your
frustrations: ..............................................................
............................................................................
..................................

3.. Would you be willing to head or serve on a committee for
LitvakSIG .... District Research Group .... Vital Records Shtetl Research
Group ..... Online Journal ...... Conference Planning ..... Finance
Committee ...... Membership Committee ........ Website design ......


4.. Are you able to read, write or translate the following handwritten
languages - Cyrillic Russian, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish, other? .........


5.. Are you comfortable with using Excel?


6.. How frequently do you read our Online Journal? Daily ... Weekly ..
Monthly .. Once in a blue moon .... Never ....


7.. How much time (estimated) do you spend on Genealogy? per week .. per
month ..


8.. Is there anything we else that we might be able to do with YOUR help?


9.. Would you be willing to help raise funds for records acquisitions and
translations?


Name:

Address:

Telephone:

Email:

FAX:

Area(s) or town(s) of Lithuanian interest: