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Vital Records in Lithuania #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Just because you go to the Archives, it does not mean they will have your
records. Many towns no longer have records or have only minimal records
which are not vital records, i.e., Census, Revision Lists or Tax Records.
In the instance of Kupiskis, Lithuania, the pre-1900 vital records (birth,
marriage, death) no longer exist.

So your friend's experience is not an unlikely one.

Prior to going to Lithuania, she should have checked with the Litvak SIG to
determine what actual records were available for her town, if any at all.
Some may have been located in the Kaunas Archives as opposed to the Vilnius
Archives. If she had known what district her town was in, she might have
been able to locate information relating to her town in that way. For
instance, the 1892-1894 Ukmerge Family List contained the names of many
families >from Kupiskis.

Your friend can still go to the Litvak SIG web site on JewishGen and locate
any pertinent information and then join the corresponding Litvak SIG
district group or contact the appropriate Archive to obtain records.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The Litvak SIG can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/


Re: First Name: Kazimiera #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Yaacov Slizak of Ireland posted as follows:

"Is the polish first name "Kazimiera" a typical Jewish one? I have never
heard of this one.

A Polish pal friend of mine is called SPOSOB - surname I am researching -
but his family (up to grandparents) have no knowledge of any Jewish
heritage.

His grandfather is called Roman and he's >from Radzyn Podlaski (Pol). His
grand-aunt is called Kazimiera and she's >from Ivano Frankivsk (Ukr)."

The Polish name Kazimiera for a female is one that I do not
recognize. There are several similar names for *males* which were used by
Jews in Poland and in some other Eastern European countries: Kazimir and
Kazimierz, plus a few variant spellings. It is possible that the name
Kazimiera was used for females in correspondence to these male names --
this practice was not uncommon both in secular Europe and within Jewish
usage as well. It was carried out by tacking on an extension to the male
name.

In any event, these names for men were recognized in Poland during the
nineteenth century by the rabbinate as "New" secular kinuim which could be
properly written in a Get (Jewish divorce contract). So, in this sense,
the name Kazimiera has a degree of validity for Jewish women, however, I
have not found any support for its authoritative use by Jews within the
confines of Jewish divorce law.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


TribeFinder #general

J Schamroth <scham@...>
 

The TribeFinder project was a private initiative on the Shtetlinks/Krakow
website designed to track tribal status (Kohen and Levi) of Krakow
ancestors.

The trial phase is complete, and we are now pleased to announce that the
TribeFinder project will cater to ALL SHTETLS that are found on the
Shtetlinks site. In other words, you can now share and obtain information
about Tribal Status for any Shtetl.

If you are aware of the Tribal Status of an ancestor, please consider
recording the data with TribeFinder. It can be found by following the link
at the top of the Shtetlinks/Krakow homepage:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Krakow/

Irrespective, please take a look at the TribeFinder project where you will
find a lot of info about tribal lineage.

J Schamroth
Shtetlinks/Krakow Webmaster


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vital Records in Lithuania #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Just because you go to the Archives, it does not mean they will have your
records. Many towns no longer have records or have only minimal records
which are not vital records, i.e., Census, Revision Lists or Tax Records.
In the instance of Kupiskis, Lithuania, the pre-1900 vital records (birth,
marriage, death) no longer exist.

So your friend's experience is not an unlikely one.

Prior to going to Lithuania, she should have checked with the Litvak SIG to
determine what actual records were available for her town, if any at all.
Some may have been located in the Kaunas Archives as opposed to the Vilnius
Archives. If she had known what district her town was in, she might have
been able to locate information relating to her town in that way. For
instance, the 1892-1894 Ukmerge Family List contained the names of many
families >from Kupiskis.

Your friend can still go to the Litvak SIG web site on JewishGen and locate
any pertinent information and then join the corresponding Litvak SIG
district group or contact the appropriate Archive to obtain records.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The Litvak SIG can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Name: Kazimiera #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Yaacov Slizak of Ireland posted as follows:

"Is the polish first name "Kazimiera" a typical Jewish one? I have never
heard of this one.

A Polish pal friend of mine is called SPOSOB - surname I am researching -
but his family (up to grandparents) have no knowledge of any Jewish
heritage.

His grandfather is called Roman and he's >from Radzyn Podlaski (Pol). His
grand-aunt is called Kazimiera and she's >from Ivano Frankivsk (Ukr)."

The Polish name Kazimiera for a female is one that I do not
recognize. There are several similar names for *males* which were used by
Jews in Poland and in some other Eastern European countries: Kazimir and
Kazimierz, plus a few variant spellings. It is possible that the name
Kazimiera was used for females in correspondence to these male names --
this practice was not uncommon both in secular Europe and within Jewish
usage as well. It was carried out by tacking on an extension to the male
name.

In any event, these names for men were recognized in Poland during the
nineteenth century by the rabbinate as "New" secular kinuim which could be
properly written in a Get (Jewish divorce contract). So, in this sense,
the name Kazimiera has a degree of validity for Jewish women, however, I
have not found any support for its authoritative use by Jews within the
confines of Jewish divorce law.

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TribeFinder #general

J Schamroth <scham@...>
 

The TribeFinder project was a private initiative on the Shtetlinks/Krakow
website designed to track tribal status (Kohen and Levi) of Krakow
ancestors.

The trial phase is complete, and we are now pleased to announce that the
TribeFinder project will cater to ALL SHTETLS that are found on the
Shtetlinks site. In other words, you can now share and obtain information
about Tribal Status for any Shtetl.

If you are aware of the Tribal Status of an ancestor, please consider
recording the data with TribeFinder. It can be found by following the link
at the top of the Shtetlinks/Krakow homepage:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Krakow/

Irrespective, please take a look at the TribeFinder project where you will
find a lot of info about tribal lineage.

J Schamroth
Shtetlinks/Krakow Webmaster


Re: First Name: Kazimiera #general

Stan Goodman <safeq@...>
 

yslizak@... (Yaacov Slizak) opined:

Dear Friends,

Is the polish first name "Kazimiera" a typical Jewish one? I have never
heard of this one.

A Polish pal friend of mine is called SPOSOB - surname I am researching -
but his family (up to grandparents) have no knowledge of any Jewish
heritage.
His grandfather is called Roman and he's >from Radzyn Podlaski (Pol). His
grand-aunt is called Kazimiera and she's >from Ivano Frankivsk (Ukr).
Both names are straight Polish names, and do not point at any Jewish
connection. Similarly, SPOSOB is an ordinary Slavic root, which means
"possibility", "opportunity", etc. Even though your friend's
grandfather is >from an area with a heavy Jewish population (the former
Lomza Gubernia is now part of the Podlaskie Wojewodzwo), he seems to
have been a Pole, not a Jew.


Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com
Although the given Reply address is a valid one, mail is retrieved
from it only infrequently. If you wish a more timely response >from
me, please visit my website (see the address just above), where you
will find my primary address. I regret any inconvenience.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Name: Kazimiera #general

Stan Goodman <safeq@...>
 

yslizak@... (Yaacov Slizak) opined:

Dear Friends,

Is the polish first name "Kazimiera" a typical Jewish one? I have never
heard of this one.

A Polish pal friend of mine is called SPOSOB - surname I am researching -
but his family (up to grandparents) have no knowledge of any Jewish
heritage.
His grandfather is called Roman and he's >from Radzyn Podlaski (Pol). His
grand-aunt is called Kazimiera and she's >from Ivano Frankivsk (Ukr).
Both names are straight Polish names, and do not point at any Jewish
connection. Similarly, SPOSOB is an ordinary Slavic root, which means
"possibility", "opportunity", etc. Even though your friend's
grandfather is >from an area with a heavy Jewish population (the former
Lomza Gubernia is now part of the Podlaskie Wojewodzwo), he seems to
have been a Pole, not a Jew.


Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com
Although the given Reply address is a valid one, mail is retrieved
from it only infrequently. If you wish a more timely response >from
me, please visit my website (see the address just above), where you
will find my primary address. I regret any inconvenience.


[Latvia] Searching for survivors #latvia

Leo Kohl <leokohl@...>
 

My mother, nee Dora Milner, migrated to the States >from Dvinsk, Latvia,
as a girl of 14, with her mother before the start of WWI. Her father ,
Samuel Milner, went to live in England with her oldest brother, and her
three other brothers moved to France, presumably Paris. I have searched
and learned that my grandfather died in 1944, his son, Sol Milner, died
in 1992, and that Sol's children died during WWII. I am trying to find
the fate of my three uncles and or there progeny. Unfortunately, I do
not know their first names, although I may remember them if I read them.
Any help would be appreciated.
Leo Kohl


Latvia SIG #Latvia [Latvia] Searching for survivors #latvia

Leo Kohl <leokohl@...>
 

My mother, nee Dora Milner, migrated to the States >from Dvinsk, Latvia,
as a girl of 14, with her mother before the start of WWI. Her father ,
Samuel Milner, went to live in England with her oldest brother, and her
three other brothers moved to France, presumably Paris. I have searched
and learned that my grandfather died in 1944, his son, Sol Milner, died
in 1992, and that Sol's children died during WWII. I am trying to find
the fate of my three uncles and or there progeny. Unfortunately, I do
not know their first names, although I may remember them if I read them.
Any help would be appreciated.
Leo Kohl


Fw: Newcastle on Tyne #unitedkingdom

loisl <loisl@...>
 

Ggf Louis Whitfield left Poland/Russia/Austria around 1850-1860 for US and
ended up staying in England. Settled in Newcastle on Tyne.

Have a 60 year old address for ??? Whitfield
46 Villa Place
New Castle on the Tyne
Northumberland, England

There was Morris; Bella, Jennie, my maternal grandmother, and David.

Grandpa (Samuel Savotsky) courted Grandma in England where they were
married. He stayed in England for at least a year or two and brought his
bride Jennie and their eldest child, a daughter back to the US in 1895.

Any info or ideas about locating records for these people would be
appreciated.

lois

Lois Laulicht
editor@...
http://www.windowatch.com


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Fw: Newcastle on Tyne #unitedkingdom

loisl <loisl@...>
 

Ggf Louis Whitfield left Poland/Russia/Austria around 1850-1860 for US and
ended up staying in England. Settled in Newcastle on Tyne.

Have a 60 year old address for ??? Whitfield
46 Villa Place
New Castle on the Tyne
Northumberland, England

There was Morris; Bella, Jennie, my maternal grandmother, and David.

Grandpa (Samuel Savotsky) courted Grandma in England where they were
married. He stayed in England for at least a year or two and brought his
bride Jennie and their eldest child, a daughter back to the US in 1895.

Any info or ideas about locating records for these people would be
appreciated.

lois

Lois Laulicht
editor@...
http://www.windowatch.com


Re: First Name: Kazimiera #general

L. <alethea@...>
 

Here is what I found.


Kazimiera f Polish - Feminine form of Kazimierz

Kazimierz m Polish - Polish form of Casimir

CASIMIR m English - to destroy greatness >from Slavic kazic "to
destroy" and meri "great, famous". Four kings of Poland have borne this
name, including Casimir III the Great, who greatly strengthened the
Polish state in the 14th century. The name also belonged to Saint
Casimir, a 15th-century Polish prince and a patron saint of Poland and
Lithuania.

Sincerely,

Lara Clark
Houston, Texas


>yslizak@... (Yaacov Slizak) opined:
>
>>Dear Friends,
>>
>>Is the polish first name "Kazimiera" a typical Jewish one? I have
never heard of this one.
>>
>>A Polish pal friend of mine is called SPOSOB - surname I am
researching - but his family (up to grandparents) have no knowledge of
any Jewish heritage.
>>
>
>>His grandfather is called Roman and he's >from Radzyn Podlaski (Pol).
His grand-aunt is called Kazimiera and she's >from Ivano Frankivsk (Ukr).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Name: Kazimiera #general

L. <alethea@...>
 

Here is what I found.


Kazimiera f Polish - Feminine form of Kazimierz

Kazimierz m Polish - Polish form of Casimir

CASIMIR m English - to destroy greatness >from Slavic kazic "to
destroy" and meri "great, famous". Four kings of Poland have borne this
name, including Casimir III the Great, who greatly strengthened the
Polish state in the 14th century. The name also belonged to Saint
Casimir, a 15th-century Polish prince and a patron saint of Poland and
Lithuania.

Sincerely,

Lara Clark
Houston, Texas


>yslizak@... (Yaacov Slizak) opined:
>
>>Dear Friends,
>>
>>Is the polish first name "Kazimiera" a typical Jewish one? I have
never heard of this one.
>>
>>A Polish pal friend of mine is called SPOSOB - surname I am
researching - but his family (up to grandparents) have no knowledge of
any Jewish heritage.
>>
>
>>His grandfather is called Roman and he's >from Radzyn Podlaski (Pol).
His grand-aunt is called Kazimiera and she's >from Ivano Frankivsk (Ukr).


HELLER, HABERMAN from Poland to England? #unitedkingdom

mfisaac@...
 

Hi everyone,

I have posted this message on the JewishGen Discussion Group before, but
maybe I'll have some better luck by posting it here on the UKsig:

I'm looking to find out whatever happened to the family of my
great -grandmother's sister Frieda HABERMAN (parents were Ruchel GOLDKRANTZ
and Chaim Yechiel HABERMAN). She was >from Sochaczew, Poland, but then went
to live in England. She married a HELLER (don't know the first name)
probably when they were still in Poland. (Although I'm not quite sure of
this.) They had two children: Rose, who died during the war, and Maude.
(I unfortunately don't know Maude's married name.) Frieda died in March,
1939. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone, or does anyone at least
have any suggestions about how to proceed?

Thanks so much!
Farra Isaacson
Valley Stream, NY
RESEARCHING:

Poland:BORENSTEIN,LEVINE,EINZUMPTNER/SCHALL,HABERMAN,
GOLDKRANTZ, FLEISCHMAN,JACOBOVITZ
Ukraine:SCHWEIBISH,SCHWARTZMAN,MISHURIS,COHEN,CHALFIN,
SHAPIRO
Latvia: LIPSHITZ,KUSLANSKY,JOEL/YOEL,CZILING
Lithuania: LIPSHITZ,ISAACSON,FISHER/FISHKIND (NJ), KUSNA, SCHUSTER/SCHULMAN
Hungary/Austria:FUCHS/FOX,
BERMAN,BIEGELEISEN,SAJOVITZ,MILLER/MUELLER-
England: HELLER, HABERMAN


Hebrew Romanian Lodge. #unitedkingdom

M LeGrys <legrys@...>
 

Can anyone help me with any information about The Hebrew Romanian Lodge No.
6 which was in London in the late 1800's - early 1900's. It was a
Philanthropic Jewish
Lodge which worked to help the poor and the new immigrants that were pouring
out of Europe at the time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Margaret Le Grys
Napier, New Zealand.

legrys@...

Researching: MOSES, Piatra Neamt, Romania
HIRSCH, Tarnopol. Galicia
HARRIS, London, England


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom HELLER, HABERMAN from Poland to England? #unitedkingdom

mfisaac@...
 

Hi everyone,

I have posted this message on the JewishGen Discussion Group before, but
maybe I'll have some better luck by posting it here on the UKsig:

I'm looking to find out whatever happened to the family of my
great -grandmother's sister Frieda HABERMAN (parents were Ruchel GOLDKRANTZ
and Chaim Yechiel HABERMAN). She was >from Sochaczew, Poland, but then went
to live in England. She married a HELLER (don't know the first name)
probably when they were still in Poland. (Although I'm not quite sure of
this.) They had two children: Rose, who died during the war, and Maude.
(I unfortunately don't know Maude's married name.) Frieda died in March,
1939. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone, or does anyone at least
have any suggestions about how to proceed?

Thanks so much!
Farra Isaacson
Valley Stream, NY
RESEARCHING:

Poland:BORENSTEIN,LEVINE,EINZUMPTNER/SCHALL,HABERMAN,
GOLDKRANTZ, FLEISCHMAN,JACOBOVITZ
Ukraine:SCHWEIBISH,SCHWARTZMAN,MISHURIS,COHEN,CHALFIN,
SHAPIRO
Latvia: LIPSHITZ,KUSLANSKY,JOEL/YOEL,CZILING
Lithuania: LIPSHITZ,ISAACSON,FISHER/FISHKIND (NJ), KUSNA, SCHUSTER/SCHULMAN
Hungary/Austria:FUCHS/FOX,
BERMAN,BIEGELEISEN,SAJOVITZ,MILLER/MUELLER-
England: HELLER, HABERMAN


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Hebrew Romanian Lodge. #unitedkingdom

M LeGrys <legrys@...>
 

Can anyone help me with any information about The Hebrew Romanian Lodge No.
6 which was in London in the late 1800's - early 1900's. It was a
Philanthropic Jewish
Lodge which worked to help the poor and the new immigrants that were pouring
out of Europe at the time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Margaret Le Grys
Napier, New Zealand.

legrys@...

Researching: MOSES, Piatra Neamt, Romania
HIRSCH, Tarnopol. Galicia
HARRIS, London, England


East London Synagoge #unitedkingdom

David Wallace
 

EAST LONDON SYNAGOGUE.
Does anyone know if the records >from the East London Synagogue were saved
when it closed,I think in the 1970's.
My grand parents ( ELLMAN ) were married there in 1907.
I was adopted and only found my Jewish birth family a few years ago, so I am
trying to delve deeper into my background.
Thankyou
David Wallace
Sydney
Australia


1901 Online Census - Availability Update #unitedkingdom

Jgsgbccc@...
 

The PRO have just published an updated statement on the likely public
availability of the 1901 Census Online (of England and Wales).
Public testing [likely to be at limited sites such as the Family Record
Centre] will take place, and is due to be completed by the end of August.

The announcemant says:
'We hope to complete this public testing phase by mid to late August.'
Interestingly, it does not specify which year!!!

There are no promises yet on when it will be available 'live' to the public via the Internet.

Further information can be found at:
http://www.pro.gov.uk/about/access/statement.htm

Laurence Harris
Middx, England
Researching: GORNITSKY, CHAPKOFSKY, SCHARFF, LEVY
and all Jewish bakers in the UK >from 1656 to 1945.