Date   

Wolf as first name #general

Sandra Yoder
 

I would like to answer each message individually, but there are so many
that one big thank you will have to do.
So many interesting comments were made about the Wolf name. Only one
other person stated that the name was not used or known in her family.
Thank you, again, for all the replies. Great group.
Sandra Yoder
Goshen IN

Feingersh - Ukraine
Hirschhorn - Ukraine/Romania - Iasi
Gureasko/Gurievsky - Ukraine - Kamenetz Podolskiy, Kryzhopol
Chernigoff - Ukraine
Pressman - Bessarabia
Greenburg - Latvia


Re: Significance of Maspeth, Long Island, NY #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

Dear Shel,

The only information I have that may be of some help, is that the Plotzker
Young Men's Independent Association has a burial section in Mt.Zion in
Maspeth and is one of many. Plotzker indicates they were >from Plock,
Poland.

These various associations or landmanschaften as they are called, were
places to which immigrants >from the same shtetl or big city could go for
help in settling as well as financial and other support mechanisms.

Regards,
Joan Parker
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Odessa, Ukraine and Brooklyn, NY; GELFAND-Minsk and
Bronx, NY; YEHUDIS; KATZ, Bronx, NY

We have several EIDB records in which the passengers
were headed for Maspeth, Long Island, NY. I see lots
of references in the JG Archives to cemeteries and
burials in Maspeth, but just wondering if it had any
other significance at the turn of the 20th c.?

Was there a Jewish aid agency there to which
immigrants would have gone for help in getting
settled?

Was there a significant Jewish population there who
would have provided support for new immigrants?

Any help would be appreciated.

TIA,

Shel Bercovich


Hesse SUHN - strange name #general

Piotr Kaczmarzyk <piotr@...>
 

Hi,

I got 3 extracts >from Registry Office and on all of them my granmother's
mother name is 'Hesse SUHN' or 'Hessa SUHN'. Unfortunately both first name
and surname look strange - there's not a single SUHN in JRI-PL database.
My grandmother and her brothers used to say, that their mother's first
name was 'Anna' (she was >from Lviv, so it's a Polish version, but it's not
similar to 'Hesse').

Where a mistake could be? Was the surname 'SOHN'? Something else?

Best regards,

Piotr


Rose RITTER SINGER - death certificate #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

I have several "Roses" but this one is not mine! If this is your Rose,
please contact me at HohenseeS@hotmail.com and I will send this death
certificate to you. Rose SINGER died February 12, 1975 in Brooklyn, New
York at age 85. She was born August 29, 1889 in Czechoslovakia to Leopold
RITTER and Klara KNOCH. The informant was Jack SINGER, her son.

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA
Searching: FEIGENBAUM, FEIGEN, RUK, RUGG, GELBSMAN: Lubartow, Poland ->
Boston MA; KIPERBERG, KIPERBARG, COOPER, MARKUS, MARCUS: Ostrog, Ukraine
-> Boston MA; HENDEL, HANDEL: Banilov, Ukraine -> New York; SCHARF:
Davidovka, Ukraine -> New York; SINGER: Rybno, Ukraine -> New York; DRUCK:
Kobaki, Ukraine -> New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wolf as first name #general

Sandra Yoder
 

I would like to answer each message individually, but there are so many
that one big thank you will have to do.
So many interesting comments were made about the Wolf name. Only one
other person stated that the name was not used or known in her family.
Thank you, again, for all the replies. Great group.
Sandra Yoder
Goshen IN

Feingersh - Ukraine
Hirschhorn - Ukraine/Romania - Iasi
Gureasko/Gurievsky - Ukraine - Kamenetz Podolskiy, Kryzhopol
Chernigoff - Ukraine
Pressman - Bessarabia
Greenburg - Latvia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Significance of Maspeth, Long Island, NY #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

Dear Shel,

The only information I have that may be of some help, is that the Plotzker
Young Men's Independent Association has a burial section in Mt.Zion in
Maspeth and is one of many. Plotzker indicates they were >from Plock,
Poland.

These various associations or landmanschaften as they are called, were
places to which immigrants >from the same shtetl or big city could go for
help in settling as well as financial and other support mechanisms.

Regards,
Joan Parker
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Odessa, Ukraine and Brooklyn, NY; GELFAND-Minsk and
Bronx, NY; YEHUDIS; KATZ, Bronx, NY

We have several EIDB records in which the passengers
were headed for Maspeth, Long Island, NY. I see lots
of references in the JG Archives to cemeteries and
burials in Maspeth, but just wondering if it had any
other significance at the turn of the 20th c.?

Was there a Jewish aid agency there to which
immigrants would have gone for help in getting
settled?

Was there a significant Jewish population there who
would have provided support for new immigrants?

Any help would be appreciated.

TIA,

Shel Bercovich


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hesse SUHN - strange name #general

Piotr Kaczmarzyk <piotr@...>
 

Hi,

I got 3 extracts >from Registry Office and on all of them my granmother's
mother name is 'Hesse SUHN' or 'Hessa SUHN'. Unfortunately both first name
and surname look strange - there's not a single SUHN in JRI-PL database.
My grandmother and her brothers used to say, that their mother's first
name was 'Anna' (she was >from Lviv, so it's a Polish version, but it's not
similar to 'Hesse').

Where a mistake could be? Was the surname 'SOHN'? Something else?

Best regards,

Piotr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rose RITTER SINGER - death certificate #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

I have several "Roses" but this one is not mine! If this is your Rose,
please contact me at HohenseeS@hotmail.com and I will send this death
certificate to you. Rose SINGER died February 12, 1975 in Brooklyn, New
York at age 85. She was born August 29, 1889 in Czechoslovakia to Leopold
RITTER and Klara KNOCH. The informant was Jack SINGER, her son.

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA
Searching: FEIGENBAUM, FEIGEN, RUK, RUGG, GELBSMAN: Lubartow, Poland ->
Boston MA; KIPERBERG, KIPERBARG, COOPER, MARKUS, MARCUS: Ostrog, Ukraine
-> Boston MA; HENDEL, HANDEL: Banilov, Ukraine -> New York; SCHARF:
Davidovka, Ukraine -> New York; SINGER: Rybno, Ukraine -> New York; DRUCK:
Kobaki, Ukraine -> New York


Searching August MILLIUS or MILIUS from Bavaria (19th Century) #germany

stephen lubell
 

I am looking for information about an ancestor on my mother's side.

His name was August (or Auguste) MILLIUS or MILIUS. He emigrated to the US
in 1836 on the ship the McLellan, which sailed >from the Port of Le Havre
to New Orleans arriving 23 November 1836. The ship's manifest lists him as
Auguste MILLIUS, aged 64, a farmer >from Bavaria. His wife and three
children sailed with him. If this is in fact my ancestor, then two of
children's names would have been Ferdinand (born 1804) and Leopold (born
1814).

Has anyone come across these names during their researches into Jewish
ancestors >from Bavaria? My guess is that they came >from a small town or
village.

Also, can anyone hazard a guess as to what event or events in Bavaria at
that time might have encouraged an entire family to emigrate to the US?
Economic reasons or perhaps some official restriction on Jewish life?
My thanks in advance!

Stephen Lubell Ramat Gan Israel mailto:slubell@netvision.net.il


German SIG #Germany Searching August MILLIUS or MILIUS from Bavaria (19th Century) #germany

stephen lubell
 

I am looking for information about an ancestor on my mother's side.

His name was August (or Auguste) MILLIUS or MILIUS. He emigrated to the US
in 1836 on the ship the McLellan, which sailed >from the Port of Le Havre
to New Orleans arriving 23 November 1836. The ship's manifest lists him as
Auguste MILLIUS, aged 64, a farmer >from Bavaria. His wife and three
children sailed with him. If this is in fact my ancestor, then two of
children's names would have been Ferdinand (born 1804) and Leopold (born
1814).

Has anyone come across these names during their researches into Jewish
ancestors >from Bavaria? My guess is that they came >from a small town or
village.

Also, can anyone hazard a guess as to what event or events in Bavaria at
that time might have encouraged an entire family to emigrate to the US?
Economic reasons or perhaps some official restriction on Jewish life?
My thanks in advance!

Stephen Lubell Ramat Gan Israel mailto:slubell@netvision.net.il


Message from Yad Vashem #germany

jfield@...
 

Zvi Bernhardt asked me to post this on his behalf.
It is important to get this information disseminated
to the largest possible audience.

Thanks,

Joyce Field JewishGen Director of Research <jfield@jewishghen.org>

***** Yad Vashem's policy on Pages of Testimony *****

Often we get requests >from various groups to receive a list of names
from Pages of Testimony for a list being compiled of the perished
from a given town. Our answer tends to be "NO" for the following
reasons:

1. The Pages of Testimony database is dynamic; it is constantly being
added to and updated. Any list culled >from it only reflects the
situation at that time.

2. It is important, when using information >from Pages of Testimony,
to see the handwritten source and to be conscious that this is the
source. (I know, I know, it is not yet available over the net, but it
will be someday, earlier than the cynics think) There are a couple of
reasons for this:

a) Pages of Testimony are an excellent source of material, but they
are just that: Pages of Testimony, based on people's memories. It is
important, when using the information >from Pages of Testimony, to be
aware of their source.

b) Pages of Testimony are not just a source of information - they are
first and foremost a form of commemoration. There is a profound
difference between reading the information on your uncle in an Excel
file, and seeing it on a Page in your father's handwriting.

3. Due to technical constraints, producing transferable lists of
names for whole towns >from Pages of Testimony is very time consuming.
We believe that it is better to spend the time adding more
information to our database!

We do sometimes make exceptions. We consider sending a list under the
following circumstances:

1. We receive new significant additional information for our database
in exchange for the list we send.
and!
2. The list we send is integrated into larger lists, and is
cross-referenced with other information.

I know that the fact that our data is not yet accessible over the web
is frustrating (believe me, nobody is more frustrated by this than we
are!), but since we do give service by e-mail
(names.research@yadvashem.org.il), the information is accessible. (As
you know, over the past few years, we have attempted to improve the
quality and speed of our service. If you do not get good service
please send us a complaint!)

Please note, in the last week a list of over 48,000 Jews >from
Yugoslavia has been added to our database (see the Infofile on
JewishGen for information on other lists in our database)

Zvi Bernhardt Yad Vashem <zvi.bernhardt@yadvashem.org.il>


German SIG #Germany Message from Yad Vashem #germany

jfield@...
 

Zvi Bernhardt asked me to post this on his behalf.
It is important to get this information disseminated
to the largest possible audience.

Thanks,

Joyce Field JewishGen Director of Research <jfield@jewishghen.org>

***** Yad Vashem's policy on Pages of Testimony *****

Often we get requests >from various groups to receive a list of names
from Pages of Testimony for a list being compiled of the perished
from a given town. Our answer tends to be "NO" for the following
reasons:

1. The Pages of Testimony database is dynamic; it is constantly being
added to and updated. Any list culled >from it only reflects the
situation at that time.

2. It is important, when using information >from Pages of Testimony,
to see the handwritten source and to be conscious that this is the
source. (I know, I know, it is not yet available over the net, but it
will be someday, earlier than the cynics think) There are a couple of
reasons for this:

a) Pages of Testimony are an excellent source of material, but they
are just that: Pages of Testimony, based on people's memories. It is
important, when using the information >from Pages of Testimony, to be
aware of their source.

b) Pages of Testimony are not just a source of information - they are
first and foremost a form of commemoration. There is a profound
difference between reading the information on your uncle in an Excel
file, and seeing it on a Page in your father's handwriting.

3. Due to technical constraints, producing transferable lists of
names for whole towns >from Pages of Testimony is very time consuming.
We believe that it is better to spend the time adding more
information to our database!

We do sometimes make exceptions. We consider sending a list under the
following circumstances:

1. We receive new significant additional information for our database
in exchange for the list we send.
and!
2. The list we send is integrated into larger lists, and is
cross-referenced with other information.

I know that the fact that our data is not yet accessible over the web
is frustrating (believe me, nobody is more frustrated by this than we
are!), but since we do give service by e-mail
(names.research@yadvashem.org.il), the information is accessible. (As
you know, over the past few years, we have attempted to improve the
quality and speed of our service. If you do not get good service
please send us a complaint!)

Please note, in the last week a list of over 48,000 Jews >from
Yugoslavia has been added to our database (see the Infofile on
JewishGen for information on other lists in our database)

Zvi Bernhardt Yad Vashem <zvi.bernhardt@yadvashem.org.il>


Cohanim and Levites #dna

Janet Arnold <yomi427@...>
 

I am confused about something. According to the FAQ people were asked if they
were Cohanim, Levites or Israel. What I don't understand is if Levites are
descended >from Moses, and Cohanim >from Aaron, since they were brothers
wouldn't all Cohanim really be Levites? Is there is a distinctive gene for Levites?

Thank you,
J. Arnold


DNA Research #DNA Cohanim and Levites #dna

Janet Arnold <yomi427@...>
 

I am confused about something. According to the FAQ people were asked if they
were Cohanim, Levites or Israel. What I don't understand is if Levites are
descended >from Moses, and Cohanim >from Aaron, since they were brothers
wouldn't all Cohanim really be Levites? Is there is a distinctive gene for Levites?

Thank you,
J. Arnold


Re: more, Soroca Moldova #general

DVORAHSV@...
 

Hi,
Correct, Soroca is in Moldova. If you visite the web site
www.jewishmoldova.org
you can see a photo inside the synagogue there, and an email address to
write. This site is of the Jewish Federation of Moldova, which is run by
the Chabad-Lubavich.

Perhaps also check or sign up for Jewishgen's great Rom-SIG (Romanian
special interest) list, which includes Moldova [Bessarabia] to find out
more about Soroca.

Deborah Schafer
Massachusetts, USA
dvorahsv@aol.com

Searching: SCHAFER or SCHAFERS, Moldova [Bessarabia] (Falesti, Kishinev
[Chisinau] or in Romania (Odobesti), RAPOPORT in Moldova, RISILES,
ROJZELIS, RISELES (many spelling variants) >from Rovno (now in Ukraine),
WAJBRAT (many spelling variants) in Rovno or former Volhynia region

Soroca (current spelling) is now in Moldova. It's on the Dnester river,
which forms the border with Ukraine.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: more, Soroca Moldova #general

DVORAHSV@...
 

Hi,
Correct, Soroca is in Moldova. If you visite the web site
www.jewishmoldova.org
you can see a photo inside the synagogue there, and an email address to
write. This site is of the Jewish Federation of Moldova, which is run by
the Chabad-Lubavich.

Perhaps also check or sign up for Jewishgen's great Rom-SIG (Romanian
special interest) list, which includes Moldova [Bessarabia] to find out
more about Soroca.

Deborah Schafer
Massachusetts, USA
dvorahsv@aol.com

Searching: SCHAFER or SCHAFERS, Moldova [Bessarabia] (Falesti, Kishinev
[Chisinau] or in Romania (Odobesti), RAPOPORT in Moldova, RISILES,
ROJZELIS, RISELES (many spelling variants) >from Rovno (now in Ukraine),
WAJBRAT (many spelling variants) in Rovno or former Volhynia region

Soroca (current spelling) is now in Moldova. It's on the Dnester river,
which forms the border with Ukraine.


Re: English-Spanish-Finnish-Okinawan relatives? #dna

Linda Altman <altmanlh@...>
 

The Discovery Channel had aired a show called "The Real Eve". By following
migrations, weather and mitochondrial DNA they traced the human race back to
Africa. It was very interesting. The show will air periodically. While I would
not take everything presented in this program as fact, over all I found it to be
very interesting.

Linda Altman
altmanlh@directvinternet.com


DNA Research #DNA Re: English-Spanish-Finnish-Okinawan relatives? #dna

Linda Altman <altmanlh@...>
 

The Discovery Channel had aired a show called "The Real Eve". By following
migrations, weather and mitochondrial DNA they traced the human race back to
Africa. It was very interesting. The show will air periodically. While I would
not take everything presented in this program as fact, over all I found it to be
very interesting.

Linda Altman
altmanlh@directvinternet.com


Plotzker Landmanschaften #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

Dear Geners:

There was a notation on the letter I received >from one of the cemeteries
to which I wrote and here are two addresses of the Plotzker Secretaries
that may help if you are looking for more information about Plotzker Young
Men's Independent Association . They may have info to old records.
Interesting that Plotzker is still viable...or maybe they jut keep records.

Helen Kovitz
Secty Plotzker YMIA (in Montefiore)
520 W. 236 Street
Bronx, NY 10463
718-548-5444

Pearl Safarti
Secty Plotzker YMIA (in Wellwood)
40 Pleasant Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803
516-349-0079

Joan Parker
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Odessa, Ukraine and Brooklyn, NY; GELFAND-Minsk and
Bronx, NY; YEHUDIS; KATZ, Bronx, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Plotzker Landmanschaften #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

Dear Geners:

There was a notation on the letter I received >from one of the cemeteries
to which I wrote and here are two addresses of the Plotzker Secretaries
that may help if you are looking for more information about Plotzker Young
Men's Independent Association . They may have info to old records.
Interesting that Plotzker is still viable...or maybe they jut keep records.

Helen Kovitz
Secty Plotzker YMIA (in Montefiore)
520 W. 236 Street
Bronx, NY 10463
718-548-5444

Pearl Safarti
Secty Plotzker YMIA (in Wellwood)
40 Pleasant Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803
516-349-0079

Joan Parker
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Odessa, Ukraine and Brooklyn, NY; GELFAND-Minsk and
Bronx, NY; YEHUDIS; KATZ, Bronx, NY