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SURNAMES #poland

earlstamp <earlstamp@...>
 

Hi
I wrote this before but not sure it was posted because my system was not set
for plain text.
I am trying to find my ROSTOKER roots as well as creating a family tree.
I also am trying to confirm that ROSTOKER, ROSTKER and ROSTKIER are family
related surnames.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks
Earl Rostoker
e-mail earlstamp@...
fax (973) 839-3812


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JRI Poland #Poland SURNAMES #poland

earlstamp <earlstamp@...>
 

Hi
I wrote this before but not sure it was posted because my system was not set
for plain text.
I am trying to find my ROSTOKER roots as well as creating a family tree.
I also am trying to confirm that ROSTOKER, ROSTKER and ROSTKIER are family
related surnames.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks
Earl Rostoker
e-mail earlstamp@...
fax (973) 839-3812


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Re: Sending for records (2) #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 7/31/2002 1:20:24 PM EDT, lyris@... writes:

Are we allowed to send to Lodz for records yet, or do we have to wait?
The last notice I read said to wait until we hear further.
Please answer me by email or I will never find where the answer is.

Arlene Radansky
Snowbird65@...
We have received a number of queries about when it will be possible
again to order records >from Poland.

There will be an announcement at the conference in Toronto regarding
ordering of records >from Poland. The information will be posted on
our web site as soon as possible thereafter.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Sending for records (2) #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 7/31/2002 1:20:24 PM EDT, lyris@... writes:

Are we allowed to send to Lodz for records yet, or do we have to wait?
The last notice I read said to wait until we hear further.
Please answer me by email or I will never find where the answer is.

Arlene Radansky
Snowbird65@...
We have received a number of queries about when it will be possible
again to order records >from Poland.

There will be an announcement at the conference in Toronto regarding
ordering of records >from Poland. The information will be posted on
our web site as soon as possible thereafter.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


question: the name Chasa v. Chaya #general

Howard Zakai
 

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me if the female names Chaya and Chasa are distinct?

--I have a gg-aunt born in Kovna Gubernia named Chaya Rivka, b. abt. 1878.
--On a different but related branch, I have another gg-aunt who appears on a
Russian record as "Chasa Riva" (b. abt. 1881) -- named after her mother Rivka
who died giving birth to her.

I am wondering if perhaps they share the same namesake, which would help
support my theory that they were descended >from the same original couple.

Any thoughts?

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen question: the name Chasa v. Chaya #general

Howard Zakai
 

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me if the female names Chaya and Chasa are distinct?

--I have a gg-aunt born in Kovna Gubernia named Chaya Rivka, b. abt. 1878.
--On a different but related branch, I have another gg-aunt who appears on a
Russian record as "Chasa Riva" (b. abt. 1881) -- named after her mother Rivka
who died giving birth to her.

I am wondering if perhaps they share the same namesake, which would help
support my theory that they were descended >from the same original couple.

Any thoughts?

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, New York


Shuls in Kensington, London #general

Harold Pollins <snillop@...>
 

David Kravitz wrote:
< I am having little joy in tracing a possible relative Cecil Kravitz, or his
family. I know he was registered as born in Kensington in 1915, so he must
have lived in the parish. Could anyone advise what shuls existed in
Kensington about this time and where I might trace the records of his
parents, and possibly his, membership? >

The Notting Hill Synagogue, 206-8 Kensington Park Road, W.11 1NR was
established in 1900 and as far as I know still exists.

There is also the Hammersmith & West Kensington Synagogue, 71 Brook Green,
Hammersmith, W6 7BE, founded 1890, and still in existence.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shuls in Kensington, London #general

Harold Pollins <snillop@...>
 

David Kravitz wrote:
< I am having little joy in tracing a possible relative Cecil Kravitz, or his
family. I know he was registered as born in Kensington in 1915, so he must
have lived in the parish. Could anyone advise what shuls existed in
Kensington about this time and where I might trace the records of his
parents, and possibly his, membership? >

The Notting Hill Synagogue, 206-8 Kensington Park Road, W.11 1NR was
established in 1900 and as far as I know still exists.

There is also the Hammersmith & West Kensington Synagogue, 71 Brook Green,
Hammersmith, W6 7BE, founded 1890, and still in existence.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


Rosie ROSENBERG #general

mark berkowitz <mberk@...>
 

Dear Genners, According to 1910 Census a Rosie Rosenberg lived with her
cousins and or aunt & uncle Morris & Ester Berkowitz at 139 Orchard Street
in New York City. If anyone knows of her I would be very gratefull Thank You
Mark Berkowitz.


Re: In need of tips for analyzing old photographs #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

The first two syllables, Chono and Xono are basically the same. You may be
reading the cyrrilic alphabet as burr when it is really vitz.
Ida

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Bender [mailto:alemik@...]

Hello,
I recently came across a very old photograph of my great-
grandfather, his siblings, and his parents, who resided in Vilna (my
great-grandfather came to the US in 1890). I am fairly sure that I
can date the photo in the 1880s based on the age of my great-
grandfather as he appears in the picture.

My question concerns what information can be gleaned >from the
photo. At the bottom of the photograph, the words *J. Chonovitz à
Vilna* are printed (in other words, they are not written and are part
of the photograph, although they are printed on the white space).
Usually, I find that such names on photos refer to the photographer
or the owner of the place that sold the photos. However, on the
back of the photo, there is a company logo printed, which is
definitely the info for the photographers. There is also a name,
which is not *J. Chonovitz,* but rather *M. Xonoburr* (I might not be
reading the script correctly); the rest of it is in Russian characters.

Is it possible that the name on the front identifies the man of the
house in the photo? Was this ever done in the time period in the
Russian Empire? I guess what is throwing me for a loop is the fact
that there are two different names on the front and back, which is
not the case in any other photos I have. I have been searching for
my ancestors' original family name for some time (i am sure that
my great-grandfather changed it at some point) and am wondering
if this might be worth looking into. Thanks for any suggestions or
tips.
Alex
mailto:alemik@...


Vatican #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

James M. Harbert wrote:

"I once heard a speaker say that the Israelites of long ago kept their
genealogical records in the temple at Jerusalem. He said these records were
destroyed when the Roman army destroyed the temple in 70 A. D.

Is that true?"

This piqued my interest, I must say. I have no idea if this is so, but it is
rumoured that the Vatican has many treasures that came >from the Temple. I am
wondering if there might be genealogical treasures among them.

Varda Epstein
Metzad
Israel


Synagogues in Kensington #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

Dear David

In answer to your question and in case anyone else would like this
information:

Details taken >from the 1993 Jewish Year Book

Notting Hill Synagogue (Federation)
206/8 Kensington Park Road
London W11 1NR
Established 1900
(I think it is now closed but I am not sure)
Federation H.Q. tel: 020 8202 2263/Fax: 020 8203 0610 will be able to help
you.

Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue (United Synagogue)
71 Brook Green
Hammersmith
London W6 7BE
Consecrated 1890
This synagogue is now closed
United Synagogue H.Q. tel: 020 8343 8989
Fax: 020 8343 6262 will be able to help you.

Not far >from Kensington was:
Cheslea Affliliated Synagogue (United Synagogue)
Smith Terrace
Smith Street
Chelsea
London SW3 4DL
Not sure when it opened

Across the park is the
New West End Synagogue (United Synagogue)
St. Petersburgh Place
Bayswatater
London, W2 4JT
Tel: 020 7229 2631
(consecrated 1879)

Hope this is of help

By the way, did the Kravitz family own a very good tailoring business in the
West End of London in the 1950's? I think it was in Wardour Street or very
near to there.

With best wishes
Rosemary Wenzerul
dandr@...


viewmate help #general

jholce <jholce@...>
 

I have posted 3 things with viewmate and they are just put on *hold*. I
emailed them but no reply. Can anyone help?
Thanks
John Holcenberg
jholce@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rosie ROSENBERG #general

mark berkowitz <mberk@...>
 

Dear Genners, According to 1910 Census a Rosie Rosenberg lived with her
cousins and or aunt & uncle Morris & Ester Berkowitz at 139 Orchard Street
in New York City. If anyone knows of her I would be very gratefull Thank You
Mark Berkowitz.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: In need of tips for analyzing old photographs #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

The first two syllables, Chono and Xono are basically the same. You may be
reading the cyrrilic alphabet as burr when it is really vitz.
Ida

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Bender [mailto:alemik@...]

Hello,
I recently came across a very old photograph of my great-
grandfather, his siblings, and his parents, who resided in Vilna (my
great-grandfather came to the US in 1890). I am fairly sure that I
can date the photo in the 1880s based on the age of my great-
grandfather as he appears in the picture.

My question concerns what information can be gleaned >from the
photo. At the bottom of the photograph, the words *J. Chonovitz à
Vilna* are printed (in other words, they are not written and are part
of the photograph, although they are printed on the white space).
Usually, I find that such names on photos refer to the photographer
or the owner of the place that sold the photos. However, on the
back of the photo, there is a company logo printed, which is
definitely the info for the photographers. There is also a name,
which is not *J. Chonovitz,* but rather *M. Xonoburr* (I might not be
reading the script correctly); the rest of it is in Russian characters.

Is it possible that the name on the front identifies the man of the
house in the photo? Was this ever done in the time period in the
Russian Empire? I guess what is throwing me for a loop is the fact
that there are two different names on the front and back, which is
not the case in any other photos I have. I have been searching for
my ancestors' original family name for some time (i am sure that
my great-grandfather changed it at some point) and am wondering
if this might be worth looking into. Thanks for any suggestions or
tips.
Alex
mailto:alemik@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vatican #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

James M. Harbert wrote:

"I once heard a speaker say that the Israelites of long ago kept their
genealogical records in the temple at Jerusalem. He said these records were
destroyed when the Roman army destroyed the temple in 70 A. D.

Is that true?"

This piqued my interest, I must say. I have no idea if this is so, but it is
rumoured that the Vatican has many treasures that came >from the Temple. I am
wondering if there might be genealogical treasures among them.

Varda Epstein
Metzad
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Synagogues in Kensington #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

Dear David

In answer to your question and in case anyone else would like this
information:

Details taken >from the 1993 Jewish Year Book

Notting Hill Synagogue (Federation)
206/8 Kensington Park Road
London W11 1NR
Established 1900
(I think it is now closed but I am not sure)
Federation H.Q. tel: 020 8202 2263/Fax: 020 8203 0610 will be able to help
you.

Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue (United Synagogue)
71 Brook Green
Hammersmith
London W6 7BE
Consecrated 1890
This synagogue is now closed
United Synagogue H.Q. tel: 020 8343 8989
Fax: 020 8343 6262 will be able to help you.

Not far >from Kensington was:
Cheslea Affliliated Synagogue (United Synagogue)
Smith Terrace
Smith Street
Chelsea
London SW3 4DL
Not sure when it opened

Across the park is the
New West End Synagogue (United Synagogue)
St. Petersburgh Place
Bayswatater
London, W2 4JT
Tel: 020 7229 2631
(consecrated 1879)

Hope this is of help

By the way, did the Kravitz family own a very good tailoring business in the
West End of London in the 1950's? I think it was in Wardour Street or very
near to there.

With best wishes
Rosemary Wenzerul
dandr@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen viewmate help #general

jholce <jholce@...>
 

I have posted 3 things with viewmate and they are just put on *hold*. I
emailed them but no reply. Can anyone help?
Thanks
John Holcenberg
jholce@...


help in Pittsburgh #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for (unlisted?) phone number of Dr. Ernesto A. Pretto.
Any help appreciated.
Thank

Dr. Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, NJ
Email: neil@...
http://tali.com/neilr

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Frequency of Russian names #general

Rich Lowenthal <richlowenthal@...>
 

Does anyone know of any information concerning frequency of names (surnames
and given names) in Lithuania? I'm trying to find my great-grandfather's
family in the revision list. My great-grandfather's name was Fayvush, and
his Hebrew name was Isaac. His father's name (my gggfather) was
Joseph/Iosel. I have found an Ayzyk Levitan on one of the revision lists,
son of Iosel Levitan, born at the correct time, living in the correct Uyezd
(although not in a town that I know is associated with my family). There is
a set of other sons and daughters of Iosel living with them as well,
including a daugher named Dvere, which I know is a name that is used
elsewhere in my family. My question is, what are the chances that this
Ayzyk is in fact my great-grandfather Isaac/Fayvush? Does anyone know
whether these are such common names that chances are slim they are related
to me?

Thanks
Rich Lowenthal

Researching DRITZ, MALKIEL, REFOWICH, GREENFIELD >from Malch,
JEROFSKY/ZUROFSKY, LEVITAN >from Yanushik