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Polish magnate landowners #galicia

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I am seeking information on Polish landowners and their records, if you
have any data please drop me a e-mail.

Gayle Schlissel Riley


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polish magnate landowners #galicia

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I am seeking information on Polish landowners and their records, if you
have any data please drop me a e-mail.

Gayle Schlissel Riley


found relatives #galicia

Michael Hirt <amhirteil@...>
 

Hello.
My grandmother and her four siblings, originally >from Horodenka, =
emmigrated >from Poland just before/during WWII. One of her brothers, =
who died around 1982, settled in Montevideo, Uruguay. My grandmother =
died in the early 1990's and, unfortunately, I was to young to be =
interested in these "distant" relatives while she was alive.

During the last couple of years I have become interested in finding any =
possible relatives in Uruguay that may have descended >from my =
grandmother's brother. Neither my father or uncle were able to remember =
any details so my search had to be >from scratch. Unfortunately, my =
internet probes into Uruguay were fruitless.

Then came the issuance of the Gesher Galicia directory last month. =
While casually thumbing through the pages I found there was a single =
member living in Uruguay. I immediately contacted him. He took it upon =
himself to make a few phone calls on my behalf. Within two days he =
connected me with two of my father's cousins, and their large families. =
What a strange experience to exchange emails with complete strangers =
that contained photographs of each other's families!!

To make the story even more amazing, I learned that the grandaughter of =
one of my father's cousins was coming to my city, Chicago, to prepare =
for graduate studies. I got to meet her just a couple of evenings ago! =
So, during the span of a couple of weeks I went >from searching rather =
hopelessly to exchanging emails, photos, stories, and even meeting =
family members I didn't know I had. I am even considering a trip to =
Uruguay with my father next winter.

Amazing what I have been able to accomplish via this web site and SIG.

Regards,
Arthur Michael Hirt
Elmhurst, Illinois
reply to: amhirteil@attbi.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia found relatives #galicia

Michael Hirt <amhirteil@...>
 

Hello.
My grandmother and her four siblings, originally >from Horodenka, =
emmigrated >from Poland just before/during WWII. One of her brothers, =
who died around 1982, settled in Montevideo, Uruguay. My grandmother =
died in the early 1990's and, unfortunately, I was to young to be =
interested in these "distant" relatives while she was alive.

During the last couple of years I have become interested in finding any =
possible relatives in Uruguay that may have descended >from my =
grandmother's brother. Neither my father or uncle were able to remember =
any details so my search had to be >from scratch. Unfortunately, my =
internet probes into Uruguay were fruitless.

Then came the issuance of the Gesher Galicia directory last month. =
While casually thumbing through the pages I found there was a single =
member living in Uruguay. I immediately contacted him. He took it upon =
himself to make a few phone calls on my behalf. Within two days he =
connected me with two of my father's cousins, and their large families. =
What a strange experience to exchange emails with complete strangers =
that contained photographs of each other's families!!

To make the story even more amazing, I learned that the grandaughter of =
one of my father's cousins was coming to my city, Chicago, to prepare =
for graduate studies. I got to meet her just a couple of evenings ago! =
So, during the span of a couple of weeks I went >from searching rather =
hopelessly to exchanging emails, photos, stories, and even meeting =
family members I didn't know I had. I am even considering a trip to =
Uruguay with my father next winter.

Amazing what I have been able to accomplish via this web site and SIG.

Regards,
Arthur Michael Hirt
Elmhurst, Illinois
reply to: amhirteil@attbi.com


Photographers from Vilna #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Fred Klein wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
While going through my old family photos >from the 1920's, of family members in Vilna, I noticed a number of photocards that had the following names stamped on the front of the cards: M.Maskin - Vilno, D.Alliber, Wilno and M.Lewin, Suwalska 15.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

One place to check about business in Vilna and other areas of Vilna Gubernia that were part of Inter-war Poland in the 1920s is the 1929 Polish Business Directory. A town index to this directory was created by Jewish Records Indexing-Poland and the images of the pages themselves have been placed on the web through JewishGen.

Checking page 2127 of this directory, under the listing "Fotograficzne
Zaklady" (Photographs), one can find two of the three photographers you
listed:

Mendel Maskin at Wilenska 36

Sara Aliber at Kijowska 18.

There is no Lewin listed, nor any photographer on Suwalska St. Either that
business had changed or the photographer may have been in another
town.

You can find the link to the 1929 Polish Business Directory on the JRI-Poland homepage at www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/

You can also find Mendel Maskin's listing in the 1915 Vsia Vilna Business
Directory by searching the All-Lithuania Database.

Best wishes,

Judy Baston


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Photographers from Vilna #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Fred Klein wrote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
While going through my old family photos >from the 1920's, of family members in Vilna, I noticed a number of photocards that had the following names stamped on the front of the cards: M.Maskin - Vilno, D.Alliber, Wilno and M.Lewin, Suwalska 15.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

One place to check about business in Vilna and other areas of Vilna Gubernia that were part of Inter-war Poland in the 1920s is the 1929 Polish Business Directory. A town index to this directory was created by Jewish Records Indexing-Poland and the images of the pages themselves have been placed on the web through JewishGen.

Checking page 2127 of this directory, under the listing "Fotograficzne
Zaklady" (Photographs), one can find two of the three photographers you
listed:

Mendel Maskin at Wilenska 36

Sara Aliber at Kijowska 18.

There is no Lewin listed, nor any photographer on Suwalska St. Either that
business had changed or the photographer may have been in another
town.

You can find the link to the 1929 Polish Business Directory on the JRI-Poland homepage at www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/

You can also find Mendel Maskin's listing in the 1915 Vsia Vilna Business
Directory by searching the All-Lithuania Database.

Best wishes,

Judy Baston


Re: NYC death indices #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Ty and Genners,

I am willing to stand partially corrected. Yes, upon closer
examination of the LDS index to New York, New York (City), births
(beginning 1881) and deaths (beginning 1888) do run to 1965. I was
confusing them with marriages which, according to the entry is
indexed to 1937.

However, as I write this, I am looking at a photocopies of the birth
index covering the period 1893-1900 and the names are all indexed in
Soundex order. It is confusing in that the index "mixes" up similar
sounding consonants. My search for KOENIGSBERG finds the "Ks"
interleaved with the "Cs." That is, the Soundex alphabet is not in
strict alphabetical order.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, California

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


Alternative for Szeindla/Schindel and Szwejdel #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

While on the subject of name changes, for the record, during the
1980s and '90s I was researching the name SWEDELSON and discovered
that the "real" name was SWZEJDEL >from Slutsk, near Minsk. It turned
out that all the SWEDELSONS in the United States are related.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, California

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


NYC death index #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners and Jeremy Frankel,

There was a commercial some years ago where a voice-over announcer
interrupted two arguers by saying, "Stop, you're both right." (I'm
old enough to remember the concept but too old to remember the product).

In my e-mail I noted that I have never needed to use an index earlier
than 1917 and If i'm not mistaken, the time frame for the original
inquiry was the 1920's or later. Having said that, I agree that years
prior to 1900 are soundexed.

I apologize for any misleading info.

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@aol.com

HENKEN,SMOLINSKY>Vitebsk POLCHINIKOFF/POLTINIKOW>Gomel, Mogilev
PECKEL>Ushachi, Vitebsk
LEVIN,LEVITT>Cherven, Minsk
WOLODARSKY>Riga,Svetlovodsk,Kherson,Astrahkan
INTRELEGATOR>Siauliai, Kaunas
GUTMAN>Jaunjelgava, Latvia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: NYC death indices #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Ty and Genners,

I am willing to stand partially corrected. Yes, upon closer
examination of the LDS index to New York, New York (City), births
(beginning 1881) and deaths (beginning 1888) do run to 1965. I was
confusing them with marriages which, according to the entry is
indexed to 1937.

However, as I write this, I am looking at a photocopies of the birth
index covering the period 1893-1900 and the names are all indexed in
Soundex order. It is confusing in that the index "mixes" up similar
sounding consonants. My search for KOENIGSBERG finds the "Ks"
interleaved with the "Cs." That is, the Soundex alphabet is not in
strict alphabetical order.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, California

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alternative for Szeindla/Schindel and Szwejdel #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

While on the subject of name changes, for the record, during the
1980s and '90s I was researching the name SWEDELSON and discovered
that the "real" name was SWZEJDEL >from Slutsk, near Minsk. It turned
out that all the SWEDELSONS in the United States are related.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, California

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC death index #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners and Jeremy Frankel,

There was a commercial some years ago where a voice-over announcer
interrupted two arguers by saying, "Stop, you're both right." (I'm
old enough to remember the concept but too old to remember the product).

In my e-mail I noted that I have never needed to use an index earlier
than 1917 and If i'm not mistaken, the time frame for the original
inquiry was the 1920's or later. Having said that, I agree that years
prior to 1900 are soundexed.

I apologize for any misleading info.

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@aol.com

HENKEN,SMOLINSKY>Vitebsk POLCHINIKOFF/POLTINIKOW>Gomel, Mogilev
PECKEL>Ushachi, Vitebsk
LEVIN,LEVITT>Cherven, Minsk
WOLODARSKY>Riga,Svetlovodsk,Kherson,Astrahkan
INTRELEGATOR>Siauliai, Kaunas
GUTMAN>Jaunjelgava, Latvia


Six new articles in Online Journal #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Members,

I am pleased to announce the addition of six new articles to the Rav-SIG
Online Journal. The author of the articles is Sarina Roffe, a career
journalist and author of an upcoming book tracing her ancestry through the
Sephardic Kassin and Labaton rabbinic dynasties. She is a member of the
Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., of New York, and Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish
community.

Following are details on the articles:

1) Kassin Rabbinic Dynasty
Surnames mentioned are: ALEXANDER, ATTIA, CHREIM, COHEN, CRODI, GUIDEON,
HEDAYA, KASSIN/CASSIN/KATZEN, LABATON, MASRI, SERUYA, SITT, SUTTON, and ZAKAY.

2) Labaton Rabbinic Dynasty
Surnames mentioned are: FRIEDMAN, HABER, HALEVY, HEDAYA, HUSNEY,
LABATON/LUBATIN/LOBATON, MASRI, MISSRY, SASSON BETECH, and SUEDE.

3) The Term "Sephardic Jew" -- an essay

4) Sephardic Rabbis Impact Halachah
Yoshiyahu PINTO, Shmuel VITAL, Yosef ibn Zalach, Yosef CARO

5) Sephardic Rabbis: Four Short Biographies
Yitzhak ATTIA, Shabatai BEDA, Shalom HEDAYA, Ovadya HEDAYA

6) Rabbi Murad Maslaton, A Great Leader
Rabbi for the Ahi Ezer community, in Brooklyn, New York and Damascus, Syria

On behalf of Rav-SIG, I would like to express greatest appreciation to Ms.
Roffe for her generous and enlightening contributions. The articles may be
accessed >from the Rav-SIG home page, in the "What's New" section:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic

Warm Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator
seflaum@aol.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Six new articles in Online Journal #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Members,

I am pleased to announce the addition of six new articles to the Rav-SIG
Online Journal. The author of the articles is Sarina Roffe, a career
journalist and author of an upcoming book tracing her ancestry through the
Sephardic Kassin and Labaton rabbinic dynasties. She is a member of the
Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., of New York, and Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish
community.

Following are details on the articles:

1) Kassin Rabbinic Dynasty
Surnames mentioned are: ALEXANDER, ATTIA, CHREIM, COHEN, CRODI, GUIDEON,
HEDAYA, KASSIN/CASSIN/KATZEN, LABATON, MASRI, SERUYA, SITT, SUTTON, and ZAKAY.

2) Labaton Rabbinic Dynasty
Surnames mentioned are: FRIEDMAN, HABER, HALEVY, HEDAYA, HUSNEY,
LABATON/LUBATIN/LOBATON, MASRI, MISSRY, SASSON BETECH, and SUEDE.

3) The Term "Sephardic Jew" -- an essay

4) Sephardic Rabbis Impact Halachah
Yoshiyahu PINTO, Shmuel VITAL, Yosef ibn Zalach, Yosef CARO

5) Sephardic Rabbis: Four Short Biographies
Yitzhak ATTIA, Shabatai BEDA, Shalom HEDAYA, Ovadya HEDAYA

6) Rabbi Murad Maslaton, A Great Leader
Rabbi for the Ahi Ezer community, in Brooklyn, New York and Damascus, Syria

On behalf of Rav-SIG, I would like to express greatest appreciation to Ms.
Roffe for her generous and enlightening contributions. The articles may be
accessed >from the Rav-SIG home page, in the "What's New" section:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic

Warm Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator
seflaum@aol.com


Beit yod yod samekh - Query #lodz #poland

Daniel Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
 

Would anyone know the significance of this acronym:

beit yod yod samekh

Could it be a shortening for Bialystok?

Please send your comments/guesses/answers to Mathilde Tagger at
tagger@actcom.co.il

Thanks to all,
Daniel

H Daniel Wagner
The Livio Norzi Professorial Chair

Weizmann Institute of Science
Tel: +(972) 8 934 2594
Fax: +(972) 8 934 4137
E-mail: daniel.wagner@weizmann.ac.il
Homepage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/wagner/home.htm


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Beit yod yod samekh - Query #poland #lodz

Daniel Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
 

Would anyone know the significance of this acronym:

beit yod yod samekh

Could it be a shortening for Bialystok?

Please send your comments/guesses/answers to Mathilde Tagger at
tagger@actcom.co.il

Thanks to all,
Daniel

H Daniel Wagner
The Livio Norzi Professorial Chair

Weizmann Institute of Science
Tel: +(972) 8 934 2594
Fax: +(972) 8 934 4137
E-mail: daniel.wagner@weizmann.ac.il
Homepage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/wagner/home.htm


Old Photos #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

While going through my old family photos >from the 1920's, of family members in Vilna, I noticed a number of photocards that had the following names stamped on the front of the cards: M.Maskin - Vilno, D.Alliber, Wilno and M.Lewin, Suwalska 15.

No doubt these were the names of the photographers that took the photos. My question is - does anyone out there have any information on any of these 1920's Vilna photographers.

Fred Klein

Researching: YEZERSKI - Vilna
KORT - Vilna
KARELSKI - Vilna
KREPEL - Szedlizche (best guess spelling)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Old Photos #lithuania

ADAM1GS@...
 

While going through my old family photos >from the 1920's, of family members in Vilna, I noticed a number of photocards that had the following names stamped on the front of the cards: M.Maskin - Vilno, D.Alliber, Wilno and M.Lewin, Suwalska 15.

No doubt these were the names of the photographers that took the photos. My question is - does anyone out there have any information on any of these 1920's Vilna photographers.

Fred Klein

Researching: YEZERSKI - Vilna
KORT - Vilna
KARELSKI - Vilna
KREPEL - Szedlizche (best guess spelling)


Beit yod yod samekh - Query #poland

Daniel Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
 

Would anyone know the significance of this acronym:

beit yod yod samekh

Could it be a shortening for Bialystok?

Please send your comments/guesses/answers to Mathile Tagger at
tagger@actcom.co.il=20

Thanks to all,
Daniel

H Daniel Wagner=20
The Livio Norzi Professorial Chair

Weizmann Institute of Science
Tel: +(972) 8 934 2594
Fax: +(972) 8 934 4137
E-mail: daniel.wagner@weizmann.ac.il
Homepage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/wagner/home.htm


"Yogostool, Russia" = Augustow, Poland ? #poland

Bernie Hirsch <bernie06@...>
 

Hi,

I already know that my great-grandfather Chaim Yitzchak GLINKA comes
from Kolno, Lomza, Poland and that his children were born in Rajgrod,
Lomza, Poland. However, I found him on the 1920 Census in New Orleans
and for his place of birth and that of all of his children except one,
the census says "Yogostool, Russia". The one other one, who is my
grandmother, the writing is very light, but it appears to say
"Rajgrod, Russia" (she was the second to youngest child).

I ran "Yogostool" through the shtetlseeker search engine using a D-M
search, but nothing was found. The only thing I can think of that it
might be is "Augustow, Suwalki, Poland". However, this is 52.9 miles
away >from Kolno and in a different Gubernia completely. I do note,
though, that Augustow, Suwalki is only 14.6 miles away >from Rajgrod,
Lomza.

Has anyone seen this "Yogostool" soundex before? I am told that my
great-grandfather only spoke Yiddish, so I can understand how this
accent >from a 60 year old man may have been misunderstood -- perhaps
when communicating with the census take through one of his children.
Could he have possibly been referring to Augustow because it was a
larger town, or is it possible that they were born in Augustow instead
of Rajgrod or Kolno? Does anyone have any other thoughts on this?

I was surprised to find a town name on the census, as usually only
the country name is listed.

I can viewmate the census also, if that would help.

Kind regards,
Bernie Hirsch Dallas, Texas USA