Date   

SADUR - SVENCIONYS #southafrica

balden <balden@...>
 

If anyone has any knowledge of the Sadur family
who originated >from SVENCIONYS would you please
contact me at balden@zahav.net.il

An Israeli member of this family, born in Cape Town
in 1939 and living in Israel since the early 1960's
is searching this family, to no avail.
I have offered to help and will pass all information
received onto him so that he can then follow it up.

Many thanks.

Beryl Baleson
SA SIG, Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Re: Given Name Buzhi #ukraine

JGLois@...
 

I too have evidence of a male "Buzhi" although I do not know how it was
spelled at the
time. Arriving on the "Ethiopia", June 10, 1903, >from Glasgow to NY. was
Burech [sic]
SPORKIN. In Phila. where he lived the rest of his life he was known on
documents as
Barnett but called by the family "Buzhi."

Lois Sernoff [Philadelphia, PA]
<JGLois@aol.com>

MEZHIRITZKY [MERITZ, MARRITZ, MARRITS] >from Korsun in Kiev Gub. to Phila.
SOSNOVSKY [SOSNOFSKY, SOSNOV - all spelling variations] >from Gorodishche
in Cherkassy uyezd, Kiev Gub.-> Ekaterinoslav -> Philadelphia, PA or
anywhere.
FRIEDMAN >from Beltsy/Balti ["Bels" Bessarabia] Moldova to anywhere
KUSHNER [all spelling variations} >from Tomashpol and Yampol in Podolia Gub.
to anywhere



Subject: Re: Given Names
From: "Rose Elbaum" <elbaum@speakeasy.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 22:07:39 -0400
X-Message-Number: 12


I beg to differ with Prof. Esterson. My mother has told me several times
that she lights yahrzeit candles for people >from her town who have no one
to
do it for them. Erev Yom Kippur I asked her to tell me for whom she is
lighting candles. One of the people was a male named Buzhi. I asked her
what kind of name that was, and she replied that he was only known as
Buzhi.

Rose Elbaum
Potomac, MD


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica SADUR - SVENCIONYS #southafrica

balden <balden@...>
 

If anyone has any knowledge of the Sadur family
who originated >from SVENCIONYS would you please
contact me at balden@zahav.net.il

An Israeli member of this family, born in Cape Town
in 1939 and living in Israel since the early 1960's
is searching this family, to no avail.
I have offered to help and will pass all information
received onto him so that he can then follow it up.

Many thanks.

Beryl Baleson
SA SIG, Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Given Name Buzhi #ukraine

JGLois@...
 

I too have evidence of a male "Buzhi" although I do not know how it was
spelled at the
time. Arriving on the "Ethiopia", June 10, 1903, >from Glasgow to NY. was
Burech [sic]
SPORKIN. In Phila. where he lived the rest of his life he was known on
documents as
Barnett but called by the family "Buzhi."

Lois Sernoff [Philadelphia, PA]
<JGLois@aol.com>

MEZHIRITZKY [MERITZ, MARRITZ, MARRITS] >from Korsun in Kiev Gub. to Phila.
SOSNOVSKY [SOSNOFSKY, SOSNOV - all spelling variations] >from Gorodishche
in Cherkassy uyezd, Kiev Gub.-> Ekaterinoslav -> Philadelphia, PA or
anywhere.
FRIEDMAN >from Beltsy/Balti ["Bels" Bessarabia] Moldova to anywhere
KUSHNER [all spelling variations} >from Tomashpol and Yampol in Podolia Gub.
to anywhere



Subject: Re: Given Names
From: "Rose Elbaum" <elbaum@speakeasy.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 22:07:39 -0400
X-Message-Number: 12


I beg to differ with Prof. Esterson. My mother has told me several times
that she lights yahrzeit candles for people >from her town who have no one
to
do it for them. Erev Yom Kippur I asked her to tell me for whom she is
lighting candles. One of the people was a male named Buzhi. I asked her
what kind of name that was, and she replied that he was only known as
Buzhi.

Rose Elbaum
Potomac, MD


Old email addresses #general

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

With all the discussion regarding non-response to emails when an address
may be several years old, I thought I'd like to add a couple of
thoughts.

(1) When you go to archives and search, the address of the person who
sent that message could have changed several times in the intervening
time. My son sent messages to lists for me in the early 1990s (before I
became computer-literate) and when I mentioned that if someone wanted to
make contact with him now it would be very hard for them to find him.
As he said *archives are just that - archives*.

(2) If for some reason you need to change your email address, often you
can retain a *mail box* only, for very little cost, so that any messages
sent by someone who doesn't know your new address won't bounce.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old email addresses #general

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

With all the discussion regarding non-response to emails when an address
may be several years old, I thought I'd like to add a couple of
thoughts.

(1) When you go to archives and search, the address of the person who
sent that message could have changed several times in the intervening
time. My son sent messages to lists for me in the early 1990s (before I
became computer-literate) and when I mentioned that if someone wanted to
make contact with him now it would be very hard for them to find him.
As he said *archives are just that - archives*.

(2) If for some reason you need to change your email address, often you
can retain a *mail box* only, for very little cost, so that any messages
sent by someone who doesn't know your new address won't bounce.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia


Re: Treblink #warsaw #poland

judieson@...
 

Good morning....that was an interesting note this morning listing the Poland
communities....but I have a question regarding Treblinka......where were the
families >from Nowogrod/Kupiskis/Sulka/Lomza and Ostrolenka taken?
I'm going to Poland in 2 l/2 weeks with Shtetl Shleppers, and of course one
major point of interest is Treblinka.
Thanks for your interest,
Judie Cynkus Rice
Torrance, California


JACOB DAVIS/DAVIDOVITCH 1920 #warsaw #poland

danielle freedman <daniellefreedman640@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am hoping that there is some wonderfully kind person out there >from the
BOSTON MA area who can help me.

My g grandfather went missing he left Liverpool between 1915 - 1922 and we
believe presumably he went to BOSTON MA. USA. (to family) aged between 35 -
40. (possibly with a non jewish lady).
His name is YANKEL/JACOB/JACK/DAVIS/DAVIDOVITCH/DAVIDSON? He was born in
Panavaeys Lithuania B:1881 and died unknown.
He lived in Liverpool for 10 - 15 years married to my g grandmother AIDA
ZAPOROWSKI who went in search of him with her children - my grandparents in
the early 20's. There is evidence to support this on the Ellis Island
Database.
I have posted many many web sites in the hope someone might recognise
something both jewish and none jewish.

I am looking for a kind person >from BOSTON MA to help provide me with the
following:

1) a current telephone list of DAVIS/DAVIES >from the Boston area? (You never
know his decendants may live there?).
2)Or someone to please put me in touch with any DAVIS/DAVIDOVITCH famlies
who may help?
3) Or someone to put me intouch with a rabbi who may know the community
well? for DAVIS connections.
4) Or someone to provide me with a starting point or refernce or census for
the BOSTON area ?

Anything please, this is and has been a major missing link in our family for
years.

Danielle Freedman
DAVIS/DAVIDOVITCH/ZAPOROWSKI/ELMAN/UMANER/CHOSSAID/HUSSAID/PASERSKY/MARKS




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Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: Treblink #warsaw #poland

judieson@...
 

Good morning....that was an interesting note this morning listing the Poland
communities....but I have a question regarding Treblinka......where were the
families >from Nowogrod/Kupiskis/Sulka/Lomza and Ostrolenka taken?
I'm going to Poland in 2 l/2 weeks with Shtetl Shleppers, and of course one
major point of interest is Treblinka.
Thanks for your interest,
Judie Cynkus Rice
Torrance, California


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JACOB DAVIS/DAVIDOVITCH 1920 #poland #warsaw

danielle freedman <daniellefreedman640@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am hoping that there is some wonderfully kind person out there >from the
BOSTON MA area who can help me.

My g grandfather went missing he left Liverpool between 1915 - 1922 and we
believe presumably he went to BOSTON MA. USA. (to family) aged between 35 -
40. (possibly with a non jewish lady).
His name is YANKEL/JACOB/JACK/DAVIS/DAVIDOVITCH/DAVIDSON? He was born in
Panavaeys Lithuania B:1881 and died unknown.
He lived in Liverpool for 10 - 15 years married to my g grandmother AIDA
ZAPOROWSKI who went in search of him with her children - my grandparents in
the early 20's. There is evidence to support this on the Ellis Island
Database.
I have posted many many web sites in the hope someone might recognise
something both jewish and none jewish.

I am looking for a kind person >from BOSTON MA to help provide me with the
following:

1) a current telephone list of DAVIS/DAVIES >from the Boston area? (You never
know his decendants may live there?).
2)Or someone to please put me in touch with any DAVIS/DAVIDOVITCH famlies
who may help?
3) Or someone to put me intouch with a rabbi who may know the community
well? for DAVIS connections.
4) Or someone to provide me with a starting point or refernce or census for
the BOSTON area ?

Anything please, this is and has been a major missing link in our family for
years.

Danielle Freedman
DAVIS/DAVIDOVITCH/ZAPOROWSKI/ELMAN/UMANER/CHOSSAID/HUSSAID/PASERSKY/MARKS




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Re: Reading a comment of a birth record #poland

Ryszard Plutecki <Ryszard@...>
 

Hello,

Probably I can't help you much but I want to translate you this note ,
maybe you had wrong translation ?

On the left side of the note there is a remark " died
4/1
1894"

On the right side : " Abraham Brandes admits to fatherhood of Doramme
(?)
Abraham Pikholz"

I am not sure as to spelling of Doramme.

Regards,
Ryszard Plutecki

-----Original Message-----
From: IsraelP [mailto:zach4v6@actcom.co.il]
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 9:33 PM
To: JRI-Poland
Subject: [jri-pl] Reading a comment of a birth record


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If you have a moment, please have a look at
www.pikholz.org/BrandesNote.html

I have a small puzzle there in which reading a comment of the birth
record might
help.

Israel Pickholtz

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Post messages to <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>

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Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer,5607
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JRI Poland #Poland RE: Reading a comment of a birth record #poland

Ryszard Plutecki <Ryszard@...>
 

Hello,

Probably I can't help you much but I want to translate you this note ,
maybe you had wrong translation ?

On the left side of the note there is a remark " died
4/1
1894"

On the right side : " Abraham Brandes admits to fatherhood of Doramme
(?)
Abraham Pikholz"

I am not sure as to spelling of Doramme.

Regards,
Ryszard Plutecki

-----Original Message-----
From: IsraelP [mailto:zach4v6@actcom.co.il]
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 9:33 PM
To: JRI-Poland
Subject: [jri-pl] Reading a comment of a birth record


Visit the JRI-Poland web site at http://www.jri-poland.org Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent non-profit U.S.
tax-exempt organization. The JRI-Poland mailing list and database are
hosted by JewishGen.



If you have a moment, please have a look at
www.pikholz.org/BrandesNote.html

I have a small puzzle there in which reading a comment of the birth
record might
help.

Israel Pickholtz

Visit the JRI-Poland web site at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/
Post messages to <jri-pl@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent non-profit U.S.
tax-exempt organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

JRI-Poland indexing initiatives are funded by your contributions. To
support JRI-Poland and its many individual projects - such as indexing
of records >from your ancestral town - please send your checks - marked
with the town name or project for which the money is being donated - to:
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer,5607
Greenleaf Rd., Cheverly, MD20785 or pay by Visa or MasterCard at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm>

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Re: Berel #lithuania

Victor Shaines <vaesny@...>
 

I have an old friend whose English name is Bernard.
We used to call him Berel. I am not sure of the
spelling. So, all I want to say is that
Berel/Beryl/etc, could also be Bernard.

Vic Shaines


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Berel #lithuania

Victor Shaines <vaesny@...>
 

I have an old friend whose English name is Bernard.
We used to call him Berel. I am not sure of the
spelling. So, all I want to say is that
Berel/Beryl/etc, could also be Bernard.

Vic Shaines


VM1796-Searching families of JACOBS, KUSHNICK, SILVERMAN, OSTROVSKY, FROHMAN Russia to Baltimore,MD #lithuania

rlberliner@...
 

Please view the photo of the stone of Abraham JACOBS, buried next to Joseph
JACOBS, buried next to the mausoleum of the Rabbi of Aitz Chaim Synagogue in Baltimore. The address is: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
VM-1796 and click on pix to enlarge as the stone is very dark.

Abraham I. Jacobs, buried in United Hebrew Cemetery, Washington Avenue,
Baltimore, MD, passed away 3/16/24. His first wife was Fannie JACOBS and at
the time of his death he was married to Mollie Jacobs. Mollie's son was
Aaron JACOBS.

Abraham was the father of Joseph JACOBS, Rosa KUSHNICK, Esther SILVERMAN,
Leah OSTROVSKY, and Rebeccah FROHMAN. Louis JACOBS, another son, passed
away May 13, 1919.

I am seeking descendants of the children and/or grandchildren of these
families.

Aaron JACOBS, stepson of Abraham Jacobs, son of Mollie JACOBS.

The Louis JACOBS children names are: Sadie, Celia, Jerome and Florence.

The SILVERMAN grandchildren names are: Silvan, Paul, Sadie, Morris and
Louis.

The OSTROVSKY grandchildren names are: Jennie, Julius, Yetta and Celia.

I do not have the married names of Sadie, Celia, Florence JACOBS, Sadie
SILVERMAN or Jennie, Yetta and Celia OSTROVSKY.

These descendants could be in Baltimore, MD, Richmond, Norfolk or Newport
News, VA, Washington, DC for assumed locations. However, they could be
anywhere.

I would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone and everyone who can assist
in my finding this family. Please reply privately to rlberliner@aol.com or
rlberliner@comcast.net.

Sincerely
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
Searching: JACOBS descendants of Joseph & Rachel Golda, Abraham & Fannie,
Hyman & Sarah of Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Newport News, Norfolk,
Richmond, VA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania VM1796-Searching families of JACOBS, KUSHNICK, SILVERMAN, OSTROVSKY, FROHMAN Russia to Baltimore,MD #lithuania

rlberliner@...
 

Please view the photo of the stone of Abraham JACOBS, buried next to Joseph
JACOBS, buried next to the mausoleum of the Rabbi of Aitz Chaim Synagogue in Baltimore. The address is: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
VM-1796 and click on pix to enlarge as the stone is very dark.

Abraham I. Jacobs, buried in United Hebrew Cemetery, Washington Avenue,
Baltimore, MD, passed away 3/16/24. His first wife was Fannie JACOBS and at
the time of his death he was married to Mollie Jacobs. Mollie's son was
Aaron JACOBS.

Abraham was the father of Joseph JACOBS, Rosa KUSHNICK, Esther SILVERMAN,
Leah OSTROVSKY, and Rebeccah FROHMAN. Louis JACOBS, another son, passed
away May 13, 1919.

I am seeking descendants of the children and/or grandchildren of these
families.

Aaron JACOBS, stepson of Abraham Jacobs, son of Mollie JACOBS.

The Louis JACOBS children names are: Sadie, Celia, Jerome and Florence.

The SILVERMAN grandchildren names are: Silvan, Paul, Sadie, Morris and
Louis.

The OSTROVSKY grandchildren names are: Jennie, Julius, Yetta and Celia.

I do not have the married names of Sadie, Celia, Florence JACOBS, Sadie
SILVERMAN or Jennie, Yetta and Celia OSTROVSKY.

These descendants could be in Baltimore, MD, Richmond, Norfolk or Newport
News, VA, Washington, DC for assumed locations. However, they could be
anywhere.

I would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone and everyone who can assist
in my finding this family. Please reply privately to rlberliner@aol.com or
rlberliner@comcast.net.

Sincerely
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA
Searching: JACOBS descendants of Joseph & Rachel Golda, Abraham & Fannie,
Hyman & Sarah of Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Newport News, Norfolk,
Richmond, VA


Research in various cities #lithuania

JFibel@...
 

In the last few days I have seen several messages posted in which people
asked if any SIG readers in specific large U.S. cities were familiar with the surnames of relatives who had once resided there and whose descendents might be there still.

I would like to suggest that in such cases the posters also direct a similar inquiry to the JGS in that or a nearby cities, directed to the President, asking that the same request be made at the next meeting or to the members.


The addresses of the JGSs worldwide can be found at www.iajgs.org. Click on Addresses of Members and then the JGS in the nearest large city,

Joe Fibel,
New Rochelle, NY


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Research in various cities #lithuania

JFibel@...
 

In the last few days I have seen several messages posted in which people
asked if any SIG readers in specific large U.S. cities were familiar with the surnames of relatives who had once resided there and whose descendents might be there still.

I would like to suggest that in such cases the posters also direct a similar inquiry to the JGS in that or a nearby cities, directed to the President, asking that the same request be made at the next meeting or to the members.


The addresses of the JGSs worldwide can be found at www.iajgs.org. Click on Addresses of Members and then the JGS in the nearest large city,

Joe Fibel,
New Rochelle, NY


Re: Buried Treasure in Probate Court Records #lithuania

sman@...
 

I have received numerous emails asking for more information
regarding my previous email. I decided to send an email to the SIG rather
than resond individually since others may benefit >from the information as
well.

I had read previously that probate records could be a good source of
information >from relatives who had passed away. It is possible that they
named people in their will that were as yet unknown relatives and provide
new leads.

In my case my great uncle, Joseph Noar, had a will and I knew that the
lawyers had had to do some genealogy work to trace anyone who may have
made a claim. I also knew that the records were in the Kings County Courthouse, on Johnson St., since he had died in Brooklyn. I did not really expect to find any new information but you never know.

In my great uncle's case, he left half his money to his 4 brothers and 4
sisters in Vilna or their children. To make a long story short, with the
help of the Russian embassy, they found that they had died in the Holocaust but, there were 2 nephews in Soviet territory. So, the only surviving relatives were 4 nephews, my grandfather and his brother, Abraham and Julius Noar (who had come to America in 1922, sons of Joseph's brother Leizer) as well as a 2 nephews, one who moved >from Vilna to Israel (Yudel Katz, son of sister Sheina) after the war and one in Moscow (Samuil Gershonowitz) son of sister Genia).

All 4 nephews had to prove that they were related to the Joseph Noar. In
the files for the will were transcripts of the court hearing where my
grandfather and his brother testified as to their relation to Joseph Noar.
I have to tell you, as I read these transcripts and they kept referring to
photos I both wanted to jump to the end of the file in excitement and at the same time I did not want to look ahead in fear that there would be nothing there.

In addition, the other 2 nephews had sent affadavits >from Israel and Moscow stating that they were related. In those statements they told stories about the family to show that there was a connection. In addition they sent photos of their mothers to show that their mothers were sisters of Joseph Noar. One was the 2nd gymnasium report card of Sheina Noar >from Warsaw that had her final grades and photo. Others were pictures where a brother/sister had sent Sheina or Genia his/her photo and inscribed a short personal note on the back identifiying the person in the photo and the recipient (To my beloved sister Sheina.....Your brother, Hillel).

Since these photos were submitted by the 2 nephews as proof of their being
related, they are retained in the records as evidence in the hearing.

from their affidavits I learned that all the brothers and sisters lived
together in the same apartment building in Vilnius (which the family owned) and got together for all celebrations and holidays. They were very close.

The nephew in Israel explained that he was in the Vilna ghetto until being
grabbed by the German's and sent to a concentration camp. He survived the
camp and returned to Vilna after the war. He said he looked for his family (mother, father, aunts, uncles, cousins) and learned that they were all killed by the Nazis.

In addition I learned several pieces of information that may lead to new
things. It had the address of the nephew in Moscow (in the 1960's) and the fact that he was married. Perhaps he had children, more relatives and maybe they have old photo albums, etc.). He also mentioned the names of a few friends of his mother's who had also moved >from Vilnius to Moscow, more leads.

I knew of the nephew in Israel and that he had died. I had learned before
that the nursing home in Israel had destroyed his records the year before I looked for them. But, >from these probate records I learned that he had been married and had a daughter (after the war). I now have the address where he lived in Vilnius before moving to Israel. Again, maybe I can find new relatives.

Finally, Joseph Noar's wife Clara had a half brother who testified in the
case. In his testimony he explained seeing photo albums of Joseph's family. I have this half brothers address (1967) and maybe if I can trace him or his family they have these photo albums (long shot).

So, a valuable afternoon for me. The folks at the courthouse were very
nice. They have scanned the photos for me and are mailing a CD with the
pictures. I asked for both sides, 9 photos. Total cost $3.90. Such a
deal!!!

Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Buried Treasure in Probate Court Records #lithuania

sman@...
 

I have received numerous emails asking for more information
regarding my previous email. I decided to send an email to the SIG rather
than resond individually since others may benefit >from the information as
well.

I had read previously that probate records could be a good source of
information >from relatives who had passed away. It is possible that they
named people in their will that were as yet unknown relatives and provide
new leads.

In my case my great uncle, Joseph Noar, had a will and I knew that the
lawyers had had to do some genealogy work to trace anyone who may have
made a claim. I also knew that the records were in the Kings County Courthouse, on Johnson St., since he had died in Brooklyn. I did not really expect to find any new information but you never know.

In my great uncle's case, he left half his money to his 4 brothers and 4
sisters in Vilna or their children. To make a long story short, with the
help of the Russian embassy, they found that they had died in the Holocaust but, there were 2 nephews in Soviet territory. So, the only surviving relatives were 4 nephews, my grandfather and his brother, Abraham and Julius Noar (who had come to America in 1922, sons of Joseph's brother Leizer) as well as a 2 nephews, one who moved >from Vilna to Israel (Yudel Katz, son of sister Sheina) after the war and one in Moscow (Samuil Gershonowitz) son of sister Genia).

All 4 nephews had to prove that they were related to the Joseph Noar. In
the files for the will were transcripts of the court hearing where my
grandfather and his brother testified as to their relation to Joseph Noar.
I have to tell you, as I read these transcripts and they kept referring to
photos I both wanted to jump to the end of the file in excitement and at the same time I did not want to look ahead in fear that there would be nothing there.

In addition, the other 2 nephews had sent affadavits >from Israel and Moscow stating that they were related. In those statements they told stories about the family to show that there was a connection. In addition they sent photos of their mothers to show that their mothers were sisters of Joseph Noar. One was the 2nd gymnasium report card of Sheina Noar >from Warsaw that had her final grades and photo. Others were pictures where a brother/sister had sent Sheina or Genia his/her photo and inscribed a short personal note on the back identifiying the person in the photo and the recipient (To my beloved sister Sheina.....Your brother, Hillel).

Since these photos were submitted by the 2 nephews as proof of their being
related, they are retained in the records as evidence in the hearing.

from their affidavits I learned that all the brothers and sisters lived
together in the same apartment building in Vilnius (which the family owned) and got together for all celebrations and holidays. They were very close.

The nephew in Israel explained that he was in the Vilna ghetto until being
grabbed by the German's and sent to a concentration camp. He survived the
camp and returned to Vilna after the war. He said he looked for his family (mother, father, aunts, uncles, cousins) and learned that they were all killed by the Nazis.

In addition I learned several pieces of information that may lead to new
things. It had the address of the nephew in Moscow (in the 1960's) and the fact that he was married. Perhaps he had children, more relatives and maybe they have old photo albums, etc.). He also mentioned the names of a few friends of his mother's who had also moved >from Vilnius to Moscow, more leads.

I knew of the nephew in Israel and that he had died. I had learned before
that the nursing home in Israel had destroyed his records the year before I looked for them. But, >from these probate records I learned that he had been married and had a daughter (after the war). I now have the address where he lived in Vilnius before moving to Israel. Again, maybe I can find new relatives.

Finally, Joseph Noar's wife Clara had a half brother who testified in the
case. In his testimony he explained seeing photo albums of Joseph's family. I have this half brothers address (1967) and maybe if I can trace him or his family they have these photo albums (long shot).

So, a valuable afternoon for me. The folks at the courthouse were very
nice. They have scanned the photos for me and are mailing a CD with the
pictures. I asked for both sides, 9 photos. Total cost $3.90. Such a
deal!!!

Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com