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where is Eoskan? #general

Steve Gabai <sgabai@...>
 

Does anyone know where Eoskan is, on today's maps?

Thanks,

Steve Gabai

Researching:
ABOUAF, ABRAMS, ALGRANATI (ALGRANTI), CARMONA, CHASAN (any
spelling,including SCHAEZEN), FINKELSTEIN, GABAI (GABBAI -
GABAY), GREENBAUM, GREENBERG, INSKY, PERLSTEIN, RATOVETSKY,
ROUSSO (RUSSO), SCHRAPATZ (SCROPOTICH), SCHIMSKY, SHWARTZ
(SZWEC), SILVER, SPECTOR & TARANTO


Kalmanowitz/Kalmanovich #general

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

I am trying to find information on my grandfather. I have
virtually nothing to start with except that he came to the U.S.
sometime between 1890 and 1900.

What complicates the situation is that his family name was:
Kalmanowitz, Kalmanovich, or some variation of that.

Any suggestions?

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD
Len


Difficult Relatives #general

susan farb
 

Dear Genners,

I would never try to trick someone into giving me
information. In addition, if someone really does want
to discuss the family, keeping after them becomes
pestering. Put yourself in the other person's shoes
for a minute. How would you like to be pestered,
every time you saw someone, about their hobby and how
you should pariticipate. I have written or called
many relatives who did not want to be bothered. I
then left them alone, and found information elsewhere.
If it were me, I would become more stubborn than
ever, and possibly, if it became bad enough, quit
seeing the person. Unless you find someone in your
family may have a rare genetic disease, and it is
important to know the medical history, leave others
alone after they say no.

Susan Farb

Researching FARB/LERNER/Podhajce, Galicia,
EDELSTEIN/Kalvarija, Lithuania and Innsbruck Austria,
HARRIS/SHAPIRO/"Russia" and RUBENSTEIN/LEVY(I)/ "Russia"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen where is Eoskan? #general

Steve Gabai <sgabai@...>
 

Does anyone know where Eoskan is, on today's maps?

Thanks,

Steve Gabai

Researching:
ABOUAF, ABRAMS, ALGRANATI (ALGRANTI), CARMONA, CHASAN (any
spelling,including SCHAEZEN), FINKELSTEIN, GABAI (GABBAI -
GABAY), GREENBAUM, GREENBERG, INSKY, PERLSTEIN, RATOVETSKY,
ROUSSO (RUSSO), SCHRAPATZ (SCROPOTICH), SCHIMSKY, SHWARTZ
(SZWEC), SILVER, SPECTOR & TARANTO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kalmanowitz/Kalmanovich #general

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

I am trying to find information on my grandfather. I have
virtually nothing to start with except that he came to the U.S.
sometime between 1890 and 1900.

What complicates the situation is that his family name was:
Kalmanowitz, Kalmanovich, or some variation of that.

Any suggestions?

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD
Len


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Difficult Relatives #general

susan farb
 

Dear Genners,

I would never try to trick someone into giving me
information. In addition, if someone really does want
to discuss the family, keeping after them becomes
pestering. Put yourself in the other person's shoes
for a minute. How would you like to be pestered,
every time you saw someone, about their hobby and how
you should pariticipate. I have written or called
many relatives who did not want to be bothered. I
then left them alone, and found information elsewhere.
If it were me, I would become more stubborn than
ever, and possibly, if it became bad enough, quit
seeing the person. Unless you find someone in your
family may have a rare genetic disease, and it is
important to know the medical history, leave others
alone after they say no.

Susan Farb

Researching FARB/LERNER/Podhajce, Galicia,
EDELSTEIN/Kalvarija, Lithuania and Innsbruck Austria,
HARRIS/SHAPIRO/"Russia" and RUBENSTEIN/LEVY(I)/ "Russia"


Re: Help re NY Address #general

,
 

Dear Ann,
Manhasset is located in Nassau county on Long Island, NY. The
public library has a web address:
www.nassaulibrary.org/manhass/locallinks.html
The local links take you to various newspapers that service
Manhassett specifically as well as the surrounding area. Perhaps
a wedding announcement was placed at the time. Also, if you've
tried writing to the address and had the mail returned, the
Nassau county clerk may have a record of the sale of the home
with the seller's new address. I would also try writing to synagogues
in Manhasset. The Reform temple is Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd.
Manhasset. If they have a current address, they may foward a
letter for you. Good luck with your search.

Carol Blumenthal Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help re NY Address #general

,
 

Dear Ann,
Manhasset is located in Nassau county on Long Island, NY. The
public library has a web address:
www.nassaulibrary.org/manhass/locallinks.html
The local links take you to various newspapers that service
Manhassett specifically as well as the surrounding area. Perhaps
a wedding announcement was placed at the time. Also, if you've
tried writing to the address and had the mail returned, the
Nassau county clerk may have a record of the sale of the home
with the seller's new address. I would also try writing to synagogues
in Manhasset. The Reform temple is Temple Judea, 333 Searingtown Rd.
Manhasset. If they have a current address, they may foward a
letter for you. Good luck with your search.

Carol Blumenthal Cohen


Re: Zvolen, Slovenska #general

Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

.... discovered an entry in an old address book for a brother to my
Grandfather, who evidently lived in Zvolen, which is in Slovakia.
However, my Grandfather was >from Budapest and I have always heard
the family as being "Hungarian". The timeframe is late 19th century
and no later than 1915.

Is anyone familiar with Zvolen that could give me a bit of history and
background on the town? And would it have been likely that a Hungarian
would have been living in Zvolen? ....
Sam Schleman
Before WWI, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was organized in two (somewhat)
separate parts, Imperial Austria and the Kingdom of Hungary. Without
getting into a long description the arrangement could be described as
two crowns - one monarch, perhaps analogous to the situations of
England and Scotland before the Act of Union.

When Czechoslovakia was created after WWI, it was made of lands >from
both crowns. Bohemia and Moravia had been under the Austrian Crown.
Slovakia had been under the Hungarian Crown. When Czechoslovakia split
up in the 1990's the split was essentially along those lines, with the
former Austrian part becoming the Czech Republic and the former
Hungarian part becoming the Republic of Slovakia.

So a town in modern Slovakia would have been in the Hungarian part
of the Empire before WWI and people >from there could well have been
called "Hungarian."

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY 14526
PZavon@Rochester.RR.Com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Zvolen, Slovenska #general

Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

.... discovered an entry in an old address book for a brother to my
Grandfather, who evidently lived in Zvolen, which is in Slovakia.
However, my Grandfather was >from Budapest and I have always heard
the family as being "Hungarian". The timeframe is late 19th century
and no later than 1915.

Is anyone familiar with Zvolen that could give me a bit of history and
background on the town? And would it have been likely that a Hungarian
would have been living in Zvolen? ....
Sam Schleman
Before WWI, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was organized in two (somewhat)
separate parts, Imperial Austria and the Kingdom of Hungary. Without
getting into a long description the arrangement could be described as
two crowns - one monarch, perhaps analogous to the situations of
England and Scotland before the Act of Union.

When Czechoslovakia was created after WWI, it was made of lands >from
both crowns. Bohemia and Moravia had been under the Austrian Crown.
Slovakia had been under the Hungarian Crown. When Czechoslovakia split
up in the 1990's the split was essentially along those lines, with the
former Austrian part becoming the Czech Republic and the former
Hungarian part becoming the Republic of Slovakia.

So a town in modern Slovakia would have been in the Hungarian part
of the Empire before WWI and people >from there could well have been
called "Hungarian."

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY 14526
PZavon@Rochester.RR.Com


Re: Lookup Tools #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Hi Daniel: Nothing came through but a beautiful blue
screen. Ideas?
I find that this page loads fine with Internet Explorer, but
not with Netscape.

http://www.freeality.com/findet.htm

Daniel
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/oberman/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lookup Tools #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Hi Daniel: Nothing came through but a beautiful blue
screen. Ideas?
I find that this page loads fine with Internet Explorer, but
not with Netscape.

http://www.freeality.com/findet.htm

Daniel
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/oberman/


Solicitation from Lithuanian Researcher #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

EDENSARA@aol.com mentioned receiving an email solicitation >from a woman in
Vilnius advertising research services. She did not mention the name of the
solicitor.

I can recommend three private researchers in Vilnius doing excellent work in researching the Jewish records. All three have email which certainly makes life a little easier. Anyone interested can contact me PRIVATELY and I will be glad to send them the necessary information to contact these private researchers. They do have the blessing of the Historical archive to do research in the reading room of the archive. I do not receive compensation >from any of these researchers. I suggest them for the benefit of those who would like to receive records of their ancestors in two months instead of eight or nine months.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Solicitation from Lithuanian Researcher #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

EDENSARA@aol.com mentioned receiving an email solicitation >from a woman in
Vilnius advertising research services. She did not mention the name of the
solicitor.

I can recommend three private researchers in Vilnius doing excellent work in researching the Jewish records. All three have email which certainly makes life a little easier. Anyone interested can contact me PRIVATELY and I will be glad to send them the necessary information to contact these private researchers. They do have the blessing of the Historical archive to do research in the reading room of the archive. I do not receive compensation >from any of these researchers. I suggest them for the benefit of those who would like to receive records of their ancestors in two months instead of eight or nine months.

Howard Margol
homargol@aol.com


Rabbinic Bibliography Launched #lithuania

Seflaum@...
 

Dear LitvakSIG Members,

The Rabbinic Genealogy Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG) is proud
to announce the launch of a major project, the comprehensive
Rabbinic Genealogy Bibliography. More than 300 resources for
rabbinic genealogical research are listed in categories such as
bio-bibliographical dictionaries, Chassidic rabbis, biographies,
family genealogies, Sephardi and Mizrahi resources, regions and
countries, periodicals, audiotapes, and CD-ROMs. Indexes by
author and by names of rabbis found in the bibliography are also
provided.

The bibliography is a major step forward in aiding both novice and
experienced researchers in discovering and understanding little-known
resources, in a variety of languages. Especially useful are critical
comments describing contents of and methodology in the use of these
resources. The bibliography will be a constantly evolving project, as
new resources are added and commentaries by knowledgeable researchers
are contributed. A link to Lithuanian resources may be accessed >from the
Table of Contents.

We owe great appreciation to the Rav-SIG Bibliography Committee,
composed of Chaim Freedman, Hadassah Lipsius, Daniel Polakovic, and
chaired by Dr. Neil Rosenstein. A special debt of gratitude is owed
to Chaim Freedman, who donated his recently published book, "Beit
Rabbanan," to Rav-SIG. This book is the source of his numerous
comments found throughout the bibliography.

We would like to acknowledge with appreciation the many additional
contributors to the bibliography. They are: Tomer Brunner, David
Einsiedler, Werner L. Frank, Yehuda Klausner, Bernard Israelite
Kouchel, Ronald Landau, Jeff Malka, Rabbi Avraham Marmorstein,
Perets Mett, Mario Modiano, Sarina Roffe, Rabbi Mordechai Schlanger, Rabbi
David Shapiro, Ellen Stepak, Mathilde Tagger, and Judy Wolkovitch.

The bibliography is located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/infofiles/biblio.htm
or may be accessed >from a link at the bottom of any page in the web site.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator
www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Rabbinic Bibliography Launched #lithuania

Seflaum@...
 

Dear LitvakSIG Members,

The Rabbinic Genealogy Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG) is proud
to announce the launch of a major project, the comprehensive
Rabbinic Genealogy Bibliography. More than 300 resources for
rabbinic genealogical research are listed in categories such as
bio-bibliographical dictionaries, Chassidic rabbis, biographies,
family genealogies, Sephardi and Mizrahi resources, regions and
countries, periodicals, audiotapes, and CD-ROMs. Indexes by
author and by names of rabbis found in the bibliography are also
provided.

The bibliography is a major step forward in aiding both novice and
experienced researchers in discovering and understanding little-known
resources, in a variety of languages. Especially useful are critical
comments describing contents of and methodology in the use of these
resources. The bibliography will be a constantly evolving project, as
new resources are added and commentaries by knowledgeable researchers
are contributed. A link to Lithuanian resources may be accessed >from the
Table of Contents.

We owe great appreciation to the Rav-SIG Bibliography Committee,
composed of Chaim Freedman, Hadassah Lipsius, Daniel Polakovic, and
chaired by Dr. Neil Rosenstein. A special debt of gratitude is owed
to Chaim Freedman, who donated his recently published book, "Beit
Rabbanan," to Rav-SIG. This book is the source of his numerous
comments found throughout the bibliography.

We would like to acknowledge with appreciation the many additional
contributors to the bibliography. They are: Tomer Brunner, David
Einsiedler, Werner L. Frank, Yehuda Klausner, Bernard Israelite
Kouchel, Ronald Landau, Jeff Malka, Rabbi Avraham Marmorstein,
Perets Mett, Mario Modiano, Sarina Roffe, Rabbi Mordechai Schlanger, Rabbi
David Shapiro, Ellen Stepak, Mathilde Tagger, and Judy Wolkovitch.

The bibliography is located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/infofiles/biblio.htm
or may be accessed >from a link at the bottom of any page in the web site.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator
www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic


The surnames--GEPSHTEIN/GENSHTEIN, EPSHTEIN/ ENSHTEIN #lithuania

Norman H. Carp-Gordon <zerakodesh@...>
 

Dear Fellow Litvaks,

Would any of you know anything about the etymological derivations of
the above-mentioned surnames?

In particular, is GEPSHTEIN known to have existed? I have noticed one of
you searching for GENSHTEIN. As to EPSHTEIN, that is an old and very
distinguished rabbinical family name in use in Germany by the 17th
century, and in Poland-Lithuania by the 18th century. In Germany there
was also EPPENSHTEIN. I transliterate these names phonetically, but you
might find them spelled with the final syllable starting with an s only,
not sh.

Thanks in advance,

Norman H. Carp-Gordon, Z. K.


MODERATOR'S NOTE: If anyone has access to the information that Mr. Carp-Gordon seeks, please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The surnames--GEPSHTEIN/GENSHTEIN, EPSHTEIN/ ENSHTEIN #lithuania

Norman H. Carp-Gordon <zerakodesh@...>
 

Dear Fellow Litvaks,

Would any of you know anything about the etymological derivations of
the above-mentioned surnames?

In particular, is GEPSHTEIN known to have existed? I have noticed one of
you searching for GENSHTEIN. As to EPSHTEIN, that is an old and very
distinguished rabbinical family name in use in Germany by the 17th
century, and in Poland-Lithuania by the 18th century. In Germany there
was also EPPENSHTEIN. I transliterate these names phonetically, but you
might find them spelled with the final syllable starting with an s only,
not sh.

Thanks in advance,

Norman H. Carp-Gordon, Z. K.


MODERATOR'S NOTE: If anyone has access to the information that Mr. Carp-Gordon seeks, please respond privately.


Polwies #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Heather Graham was inquiring about Polwies (which she spelled Polwce I
think). My hunch is that this was the town of Polwies in the district
of Wadowice, subdistrict Zator. This district is very close to Krakow.
I no of no surviving records for the subdistrict of Zator but would
encourage a letter to the Krakow archives to see if they have recently
found anything. I suspect that what happened in her relative's case was
that the family was registered as being domiciled in Krakow, which means
that taxes were paid to the Krakow kehilla and voting privileges were
retained there but, for whatever reason, the baby was born in Polwies.
Maybe the mother had come >from that village and returned home to have
the baby....or was visiting when the baby was born....who knows. Could
have been that the family lived there temporarily... In any event, it is
likely that the birth was registered in Krakow....perhaps in Zator, too,
but in this case, do check with the Krakow records. Check with
microfilm through the Mormons.


Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polwies #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Heather Graham was inquiring about Polwies (which she spelled Polwce I
think). My hunch is that this was the town of Polwies in the district
of Wadowice, subdistrict Zator. This district is very close to Krakow.
I no of no surviving records for the subdistrict of Zator but would
encourage a letter to the Krakow archives to see if they have recently
found anything. I suspect that what happened in her relative's case was
that the family was registered as being domiciled in Krakow, which means
that taxes were paid to the Krakow kehilla and voting privileges were
retained there but, for whatever reason, the baby was born in Polwies.
Maybe the mother had come >from that village and returned home to have
the baby....or was visiting when the baby was born....who knows. Could
have been that the family lived there temporarily... In any event, it is
likely that the birth was registered in Krakow....perhaps in Zator, too,
but in this case, do check with the Krakow records. Check with
microfilm through the Mormons.


Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD