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RIFKIND Family find #belarus

Alice Gutenkauf <agutenkauf@...>
 

Dear Listers

I thought I would share with you my most recent acquisition - over a year
ago I wrote a letter to the Archives in Riga, Latvia requesting information
on my RIFKIND family as my father had been born in Riga in 1900 and didn't
arrive in the States until 1903. I received a letter some time later asking
for $50, which I sent. (In a personal check by the way). Yesterday I
received a letter >from Irina Veinberga of the Latvian State Archives. It
gave me the following information:

Peisach son of Berka(probably Ben) RIVKIN(sic) aged 29 in 1900 from
Rogachev, Mogilev province, was married to Musha daughter of Leiba (maiden
name not stated) and their son Faiwish was born in Riga on March 17, 1900.
The family lived in 1900 at Gertrud Street 89-16.
We suppose that Peisach could easily be Philip as the checked up documents
do not show any other Rivkin family in these years in Riga.

My great grandfather's name was Ben, my grandfather was Philip, and my
father was called Faivel tho' his name in English was William. They came
from Rogachev according to my Aunt and I know my grandfather was a tailor.
My grandmother was born in Lithuania and here she was called Anna, so I
don't know what Musha would be or how Anna came to be but there are too many
similarities - it's the same family.

I never thought I would find anything - I am so excited.

Is there an Archive office in Rogachev and if so does anyone on the List
know the address. At least with the Yiddish names I might be able to get
somewhere. I have never been able to find anyone beyond my great
grandfather's name - I don't think he came here, I think he and my great
grandmother, whose name was Fannie HALPERIN, remained in Rogachev, but I
don't know for sure.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Alice Rifkind Gutenkauf
Morton Grove, Illinois
researching RIFKIND,RIVKIN,or RIFKIN >from Rogachev; POLLACK, POLLOCK,
POPLACK or POPLAR >from Rokiskis(Rakischiki) Lithuania

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to capitalize all surnames.


Belarus SIG #Belarus RIFKIND Family find #belarus

Alice Gutenkauf <agutenkauf@...>
 

Dear Listers

I thought I would share with you my most recent acquisition - over a year
ago I wrote a letter to the Archives in Riga, Latvia requesting information
on my RIFKIND family as my father had been born in Riga in 1900 and didn't
arrive in the States until 1903. I received a letter some time later asking
for $50, which I sent. (In a personal check by the way). Yesterday I
received a letter >from Irina Veinberga of the Latvian State Archives. It
gave me the following information:

Peisach son of Berka(probably Ben) RIVKIN(sic) aged 29 in 1900 from
Rogachev, Mogilev province, was married to Musha daughter of Leiba (maiden
name not stated) and their son Faiwish was born in Riga on March 17, 1900.
The family lived in 1900 at Gertrud Street 89-16.
We suppose that Peisach could easily be Philip as the checked up documents
do not show any other Rivkin family in these years in Riga.

My great grandfather's name was Ben, my grandfather was Philip, and my
father was called Faivel tho' his name in English was William. They came
from Rogachev according to my Aunt and I know my grandfather was a tailor.
My grandmother was born in Lithuania and here she was called Anna, so I
don't know what Musha would be or how Anna came to be but there are too many
similarities - it's the same family.

I never thought I would find anything - I am so excited.

Is there an Archive office in Rogachev and if so does anyone on the List
know the address. At least with the Yiddish names I might be able to get
somewhere. I have never been able to find anyone beyond my great
grandfather's name - I don't think he came here, I think he and my great
grandmother, whose name was Fannie HALPERIN, remained in Rogachev, but I
don't know for sure.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Alice Rifkind Gutenkauf
Morton Grove, Illinois
researching RIFKIND,RIVKIN,or RIFKIN >from Rogachev; POLLACK, POLLOCK,
POPLACK or POPLAR >from Rokiskis(Rakischiki) Lithuania

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to capitalize all surnames.


Abram Goodman & Boston synagogues #lithuania

Susan Tait Porcaro <Suetaitporcaro@...>
 

My husband's ancestor, Abram Goodman, emigrated >from Poland (according to
the 1900 census) in 1892 and lived on Ohio Street in Boston at that time.
His wife was Lillian and his children in 1900 were Yetta Krigsman (wife of
Isadore) , Annie and Solomon Goodman. I am wondering if there is a synagogue nearby that they might have attended. If so, and if it still exists, perhaps they might have records??

Thank you everyone, this list has been so helpful.

Sincerely
Sue Tait Porcaro
Windsor, CT


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Abram Goodman & Boston synagogues #lithuania

Susan Tait Porcaro <Suetaitporcaro@...>
 

My husband's ancestor, Abram Goodman, emigrated >from Poland (according to
the 1900 census) in 1892 and lived on Ohio Street in Boston at that time.
His wife was Lillian and his children in 1900 were Yetta Krigsman (wife of
Isadore) , Annie and Solomon Goodman. I am wondering if there is a synagogue nearby that they might have attended. If so, and if it still exists, perhaps they might have records??

Thank you everyone, this list has been so helpful.

Sincerely
Sue Tait Porcaro
Windsor, CT


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Radomyshl, Ukraine - upgraded site #general

Eli Kislyuk <elikis@...>
 

Recently I have fully upgraded the Radomyshl site, which was created
five years ago. The site is located on: http://radomyshl.lk.net
(JewishGen administrators were asking me to move the site contents to
their server; a few months ago I did it, but they are still linking from
ShtettlLinks Project to the above address, so meanwhile it is on lk.net).

The renewal site is redesigned and includes a lot of new discoveries.
Now it contains of eight parts: History, Images, Maps, Links, Holocaust,
Archives & databases, Memoirs & family stories and Genealogy.

I think, "Images" is most interest, it is divided into two other parts:
views and faces. In last one Radomyshl researchers are welcomed to send
their family photos in order to publish them on the site.

On my opinion, the page "Postcards" (see it in "Images") seems to be
very attractive. There you can find 16 restored postcards of Radomyshl,
which were published by my great grandfather Elya ZAYEZDNY about
100 years ago. Also you can find there a few Photo Galleries of modern
Radomyshl.

In "Memoirs & family stories" Radomyshl researchers are invited to tell
their family stories, which could be added on the site. There you can also
read my notes >from the interest meeting with 96-years-old former
Radomyshl resident Zina EISENBERG, who lived there until 1995.

Parts "Links", "Archives & databases" and "Genealogy" are enriched by
new and/or updated links. The new link to the 1895 list of Radomyshl
businesses, which was translated and compiled by JewishGen site,
is found in "Archives & databases".

I would like to apologize in advance for possible inaccuracy or any
mistakes(especially in my English) and will appreciate, if you correct
and update such mistakes by sending e-mail to me. By the way, my
e-mail address recently was changed. It is now: elikis@bezeqint.net

Eli Kislyuk
Karmiel, Israel
elikis@bezeqint.net


A New Site #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

This site might be interesting. It is published by permission of the
Internat Scout Project >from the University of Wisconsin:

Centropa: Jewish Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe
http://www.centropa.org/mainpage/main.asp

A nonprofit organization based in Vienna, Austria, the Centropa group is
headed up by a team of historians, educators, photographers, and other
artists and scholars. The site contains a number of different oral history
and photographic archives, in addition to sections dealing with
contemporary Jewish life in the region and around the world. The basic
search options within each of these sections allows visitors to choose a
country of interest and to highlight certain themes (such as religious
figures or personal letters), so that the results will be customized
appropriately. An advanced search option allows visitors to look for
materials based on family surname and city. The site concludes with a
section that offers suggestions for eating in different restaurants around
Eastern Europe and with travel tips for the area compiled by Ruth Ellen
Gruber, who has published three books on Jewish Europe. [KMG]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Radomyshl, Ukraine - upgraded site #general

Eli Kislyuk <elikis@...>
 

Recently I have fully upgraded the Radomyshl site, which was created
five years ago. The site is located on: http://radomyshl.lk.net
(JewishGen administrators were asking me to move the site contents to
their server; a few months ago I did it, but they are still linking from
ShtettlLinks Project to the above address, so meanwhile it is on lk.net).

The renewal site is redesigned and includes a lot of new discoveries.
Now it contains of eight parts: History, Images, Maps, Links, Holocaust,
Archives & databases, Memoirs & family stories and Genealogy.

I think, "Images" is most interest, it is divided into two other parts:
views and faces. In last one Radomyshl researchers are welcomed to send
their family photos in order to publish them on the site.

On my opinion, the page "Postcards" (see it in "Images") seems to be
very attractive. There you can find 16 restored postcards of Radomyshl,
which were published by my great grandfather Elya ZAYEZDNY about
100 years ago. Also you can find there a few Photo Galleries of modern
Radomyshl.

In "Memoirs & family stories" Radomyshl researchers are invited to tell
their family stories, which could be added on the site. There you can also
read my notes >from the interest meeting with 96-years-old former
Radomyshl resident Zina EISENBERG, who lived there until 1995.

Parts "Links", "Archives & databases" and "Genealogy" are enriched by
new and/or updated links. The new link to the 1895 list of Radomyshl
businesses, which was translated and compiled by JewishGen site,
is found in "Archives & databases".

I would like to apologize in advance for possible inaccuracy or any
mistakes(especially in my English) and will appreciate, if you correct
and update such mistakes by sending e-mail to me. By the way, my
e-mail address recently was changed. It is now: elikis@bezeqint.net

Eli Kislyuk
Karmiel, Israel
elikis@bezeqint.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A New Site #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

This site might be interesting. It is published by permission of the
Internat Scout Project >from the University of Wisconsin:

Centropa: Jewish Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe
http://www.centropa.org/mainpage/main.asp

A nonprofit organization based in Vienna, Austria, the Centropa group is
headed up by a team of historians, educators, photographers, and other
artists and scholars. The site contains a number of different oral history
and photographic archives, in addition to sections dealing with
contemporary Jewish life in the region and around the world. The basic
search options within each of these sections allows visitors to choose a
country of interest and to highlight certain themes (such as religious
figures or personal letters), so that the results will be customized
appropriately. An advanced search option allows visitors to look for
materials based on family surname and city. The site concludes with a
section that offers suggestions for eating in different restaurants around
Eastern Europe and with travel tips for the area compiled by Ruth Ellen
Gruber, who has published three books on Jewish Europe. [KMG]


Re: Viewmate and photos from Galicia #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

Where can one see the photographs mentioned in these emails?

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
Searching Hausner in Skala Podolskaya

MODERATOR NOTE: Go to the ViewMate web site on JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ where you may view and post photos.

1. Re: Viewmate and photos >from Galicia
Eva Floersheim wrote:

1. Are all the photos posted since the beginning of
Viewmate stored and retrievable?
2. Could somebody select images >from Galicia >from this collection?
3. Could these images have a permanent place - either as a part of
Viewmate, searchable by place, name or subject, or by each SIG?
4. Could the submitters of the photos chosen, be contacted for maximum
information about each photo and then have their name and e-mail added
when the photos are permanently exhibited on JewishGen?


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Viewmate and photos from Galicia #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

Where can one see the photographs mentioned in these emails?

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
Searching Hausner in Skala Podolskaya

MODERATOR NOTE: Go to the ViewMate web site on JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ where you may view and post photos.

1. Re: Viewmate and photos >from Galicia
Eva Floersheim wrote:

1. Are all the photos posted since the beginning of
Viewmate stored and retrievable?
2. Could somebody select images >from Galicia >from this collection?
3. Could these images have a permanent place - either as a part of
Viewmate, searchable by place, name or subject, or by each SIG?
4. Could the submitters of the photos chosen, be contacted for maximum
information about each photo and then have their name and e-mail added
when the photos are permanently exhibited on JewishGen?


Coordinator's thanks to Yizkor book fund donors #yizkorbooks

Marian Rubin
 

I coordinate the Rzeszow Yizkor book translation, and Joyce Field sent me
a report of 4 new donations. I don't recognize one of the donors' names,
and I have known all previous donors to the Rzeszow fund. I was not able
to find the donor's name and email in the JGFF for Rzeszow, or for some
of the surrounding towns, nor in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder.

I asked Joyce how I could get the email address of the donor so
that I could thank her. Joyce answered that there is no one to look up
this information, and that JewishGen thanks the donors.

I wonder if there are other coordinators who think, as I do, that
coordinator contact with donors is vital for the goal of connection, which
is at the heart of our work.

I also wonder if this donation could have been intended for another yizkor
book fund. If I could thank this donor for her contribution to the Rzeszow
book translation, she might answer that there had been a mistake and that
her donation was meant for another fund. It is possible that this $50
contribution is intended for one of your funds. How would we know?

On the email acknowledgment that JewishGen sent me for my
yizkor book contribution in July, only the word Yizkor appears. There
is no indication that this was credited to the Rzeszow fund. We are
lacking a good cross check system. I do know that my donation was
credited correctly because, as the coordinator, I receive the report
of donations.

I would like to hear comments >from other cooordinators about
* thanking donors directly
* concerns, if any, about inadvertent errors in crediting donations.

Marian Rubin
San Francisco

MODERATOR NOTE: Please change your email program to send messages in Plain
Text only, rather than multipart Mime. Thanks.


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Coordinator's thanks to Yizkor book fund donors #yizkorbooks

Marian Rubin
 

I coordinate the Rzeszow Yizkor book translation, and Joyce Field sent me
a report of 4 new donations. I don't recognize one of the donors' names,
and I have known all previous donors to the Rzeszow fund. I was not able
to find the donor's name and email in the JGFF for Rzeszow, or for some
of the surrounding towns, nor in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder.

I asked Joyce how I could get the email address of the donor so
that I could thank her. Joyce answered that there is no one to look up
this information, and that JewishGen thanks the donors.

I wonder if there are other coordinators who think, as I do, that
coordinator contact with donors is vital for the goal of connection, which
is at the heart of our work.

I also wonder if this donation could have been intended for another yizkor
book fund. If I could thank this donor for her contribution to the Rzeszow
book translation, she might answer that there had been a mistake and that
her donation was meant for another fund. It is possible that this $50
contribution is intended for one of your funds. How would we know?

On the email acknowledgment that JewishGen sent me for my
yizkor book contribution in July, only the word Yizkor appears. There
is no indication that this was credited to the Rzeszow fund. We are
lacking a good cross check system. I do know that my donation was
credited correctly because, as the coordinator, I receive the report
of donations.

I would like to hear comments >from other cooordinators about
* thanking donors directly
* concerns, if any, about inadvertent errors in crediting donations.

Marian Rubin
San Francisco

MODERATOR NOTE: Please change your email program to send messages in Plain
Text only, rather than multipart Mime. Thanks.


How To Stop Galicia Messages Temporarily #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

There are times when you may wish to stop receiving the Galicia messages for
a period of time (vacation, illness, family or work obligations, etc.).
There is no need to unsubscribe/resubscribe >from our list. You can set your
mail to "no mail". Here's how:

To stop your Galicia mail temporarily, send an e-mail message to:
listserv@jewishgen.org In your message, type: set Galicia nomail

To restore mail delivery, send an e-mail message to:
listserv@jewishgen.org In your message, type: set Galicia mail

Since this is a robot computer address, you need say nothing else.

You may do the same with the other JewishGen mailing lists to which you
subscribe.

May I also remind subscribers to set "no mail" when Out of the Office for a
time. 1000 or so people do not need to get your Out of the Office message.

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia How To Stop Galicia Messages Temporarily #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

There are times when you may wish to stop receiving the Galicia messages for
a period of time (vacation, illness, family or work obligations, etc.).
There is no need to unsubscribe/resubscribe >from our list. You can set your
mail to "no mail". Here's how:

To stop your Galicia mail temporarily, send an e-mail message to:
listserv@jewishgen.org In your message, type: set Galicia nomail

To restore mail delivery, send an e-mail message to:
listserv@jewishgen.org In your message, type: set Galicia mail

Since this is a robot computer address, you need say nothing else.

You may do the same with the other JewishGen mailing lists to which you
subscribe.

May I also remind subscribers to set "no mail" when Out of the Office for a
time. 1000 or so people do not need to get your Out of the Office message.

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Indexing pre-1826 Lodz records #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers:

As you know, the LDS (Mormons) microfilmed the Jewish vital records of Lodz
from 1826 through 1877. What you may not know is that Jewish records of 1818
through 1825 are mixed with Catholic records and that these were also
microfilmed by the LDS.

A volunteer has come forward who is interested in starting a project to index
these early records. Her task would be made much easier by a few more
volunteers on her team. If you are:

-- familiar with LDS microfilms,
-- familiar with using Excel, and
-- can order microfilms to your local Family History Center

and would like to help or find out more about this project, please email me
for further information.

Sincerely,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Indexing pre-1826 Lodz records #poland #lodz

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers:

As you know, the LDS (Mormons) microfilmed the Jewish vital records of Lodz
from 1826 through 1877. What you may not know is that Jewish records of 1818
through 1825 are mixed with Catholic records and that these were also
microfilmed by the LDS.

A volunteer has come forward who is interested in starting a project to index
these early records. Her task would be made much easier by a few more
volunteers on her team. If you are:

-- familiar with LDS microfilms,
-- familiar with using Excel, and
-- can order microfilms to your local Family History Center

and would like to help or find out more about this project, please email me
for further information.

Sincerely,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas


Re: CAHJP #romania

Stan Goodman <sgoodman@...>
 

** Reply to message >from Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@pacbell.net> on Sat, 28
Sep 2002 08:26:18 -0700

Today just for fun, I went to the CAHJP page and found this...will it
help any of us? Has anyone used these records?
Gayle San Gabriel, Ca
RUMANIA
Bucharest - Remnants of the Ashkenazic and Sephardic community archives
(1818-1947)
Jassy - Remnants of the community archives (1729-1941)

MODERATOR NOTE: CAHJP is currently closed as it is moving to another
location. No indication when it will reopen or status of email.
The moderator's note seemed ambiguous, especially since the original poster
claimed to have visited the site this morning, so I visited it myself and found
it operating and seemingly normal. Presumably the intention was that, although
the website is up, CAHJP is not working and/or receiving visitors. If the
material is indeed on the website as stated, that is interesting but would not
modify what the poster wrote.

--
Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Re: CAHJP #romania

Stan Goodman <sgoodman@...>
 

** Reply to message >from Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@pacbell.net> on Sat, 28
Sep 2002 08:26:18 -0700

Today just for fun, I went to the CAHJP page and found this...will it
help any of us? Has anyone used these records?
Gayle San Gabriel, Ca
RUMANIA
Bucharest - Remnants of the Ashkenazic and Sephardic community archives
(1818-1947)
Jassy - Remnants of the community archives (1729-1941)

MODERATOR NOTE: CAHJP is currently closed as it is moving to another
location. No indication when it will reopen or status of email.
The moderator's note seemed ambiguous, especially since the original poster
claimed to have visited the site this morning, so I visited it myself and found
it operating and seemingly normal. Presumably the intention was that, although
the website is up, CAHJP is not working and/or receiving visitors. If the
material is indeed on the website as stated, that is interesting but would not
modify what the poster wrote.

--
Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel


NYC 1915 Census Question #general

Shawn Weil <weil.17@...>
 

Dear Group-

I am trying to do some NYC 1915 census lookups, and I have a bit of a easy
question. I've found the Assembly and Election District numbers, but I
can't seem to find the films! A search through the Family History Center
Catalog for the NYC 1915 census led me to the films for Kings, Richmond,
Queens, and Bronx counties, but I only need the films for Manhattan. I
have found the films for the 1905 and 1925 census. Where am I going wrong?

Shawn Weil
Columbus, OH

WEIL, WAHL, WOHL, ABRAMOWITZ >from Dzikow (Tarzenbrzeg), Poland (Galicia)
TELLES, TELEFUS, BIRNBERG, BERENBERG, BERNSTEIN, FISHERMAN >from Khotin,
Ukraine, UK, Argentina, and Cleveland, OH TELEFUS >from Israel -
GLANTZ >from Philadelphia, PA BROITMAN, DARISH >from Savran and Olgopol,
Ukraine GOLDER, GOLDIN, MOSKOWITZ, LIEBOWITZ, FAIVES >from Bivolari and
Sculeni, Romania, and Brazil, Chile, Israel
http://www.tangerinecrafts.com/Personal/genealogy.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC 1915 Census Question #general

Shawn Weil <weil.17@...>
 

Dear Group-

I am trying to do some NYC 1915 census lookups, and I have a bit of a easy
question. I've found the Assembly and Election District numbers, but I
can't seem to find the films! A search through the Family History Center
Catalog for the NYC 1915 census led me to the films for Kings, Richmond,
Queens, and Bronx counties, but I only need the films for Manhattan. I
have found the films for the 1905 and 1925 census. Where am I going wrong?

Shawn Weil
Columbus, OH

WEIL, WAHL, WOHL, ABRAMOWITZ >from Dzikow (Tarzenbrzeg), Poland (Galicia)
TELLES, TELEFUS, BIRNBERG, BERENBERG, BERNSTEIN, FISHERMAN >from Khotin,
Ukraine, UK, Argentina, and Cleveland, OH TELEFUS >from Israel -
GLANTZ >from Philadelphia, PA BROITMAN, DARISH >from Savran and Olgopol,
Ukraine GOLDER, GOLDIN, MOSKOWITZ, LIEBOWITZ, FAIVES >from Bivolari and
Sculeni, Romania, and Brazil, Chile, Israel
http://www.tangerinecrafts.com/Personal/genealogy.htm