Date   

GELFENBEIN - origin of name? #general

Wilfried Schuster <Wilfried.Schuster@...>
 

Would anyone know the etymology of this name or where on-line one can
research the origin of Jewish family names.

Many thanks,

W. Schuster


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GELFENBEIN - origin of name? #general

Wilfried Schuster <Wilfried.Schuster@...>
 

Would anyone know the etymology of this name or where on-line one can
research the origin of Jewish family names.

Many thanks,

W. Schuster


Arlene Beare's Research Guide to Latvia and Estonia #southafrica

MWhippman@...
 

I know all of you will join me in congratulating Arlene Beare, the President
of the Latvia SIG on the publication of her excellent new book on researching
Jewish ancestors >from the Baltics. Arlene Beare has just published "A Guide
to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia" ISBN 0-9537669-2-6: No. 3 in the
series"Jewish Ancestors?" brought out by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain under the general editorship of
Rosemary Wenzerul, Chairman, JGSGB Education Committee.

This is an excellent guide for researching your family. Everything is in
one place: background information, addresses, references to the web, sources,
practical tips etc etc. This book would have saved me hours of time when I
started and as I read through it now I see loads of tips and tricks I hadn't
even begun to to think about.

What can I say except WOW! and warmest congratulations. I think I am
required by JewishGen rules to point out I don't have any financial interest
in this book, nor does Arlene since the profits are going to the JGSGB. This
book is another wonderful example of how far Latvian Jewish family history
research
has come over the last year.
The timing on Erev Pesach could not be better.
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database Co-ordinator]


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Arlene Beare's Research Guide to Latvia and Estonia #southafrica

MWhippman@...
 

I know all of you will join me in congratulating Arlene Beare, the President
of the Latvia SIG on the publication of her excellent new book on researching
Jewish ancestors >from the Baltics. Arlene Beare has just published "A Guide
to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia" ISBN 0-9537669-2-6: No. 3 in the
series"Jewish Ancestors?" brought out by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain under the general editorship of
Rosemary Wenzerul, Chairman, JGSGB Education Committee.

This is an excellent guide for researching your family. Everything is in
one place: background information, addresses, references to the web, sources,
practical tips etc etc. This book would have saved me hours of time when I
started and as I read through it now I see loads of tips and tricks I hadn't
even begun to to think about.

What can I say except WOW! and warmest congratulations. I think I am
required by JewishGen rules to point out I don't have any financial interest
in this book, nor does Arlene since the profits are going to the JGSGB. This
book is another wonderful example of how far Latvian Jewish family history
research
has come over the last year.
The timing on Erev Pesach could not be better.
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database Co-ordinator]


Re: Smith from Russia #general

Michael A Kassner <mikehanna@...>
 

mikehanna@juno.com

Linda Altman

Please give me the information that you have on the Lieberman name.
Here is what I have to share with you.

I believe my aunt Bessie (Smith) Lieberman married in the Midwest area,
either St. Paul or Chicago.
I don't know her husband first name.
They may have moved to the East Coast after the war; in 1945.

Michael (Smith) Kassner
Valparaiso, Indiana

mikehanna@juno.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Smith from Russia #general

Michael A Kassner <mikehanna@...>
 

mikehanna@juno.com

Linda Altman

Please give me the information that you have on the Lieberman name.
Here is what I have to share with you.

I believe my aunt Bessie (Smith) Lieberman married in the Midwest area,
either St. Paul or Chicago.
I don't know her husband first name.
They may have moved to the East Coast after the war; in 1945.

Michael (Smith) Kassner
Valparaiso, Indiana

mikehanna@juno.com


researching ZELMANOWICZ and ROZENSZTEIN #general

Marty Meyers <marty@...>
 

Hi,

I just discovered two new names in researching my family in
the area north of Warsaw (Przasnysz, Mlawa, Ciechanow).

My maternal great-grandparent's wedding record shows the following:

In 1883, town of Przasnysz:
Mendel Bordowicz, 20 year old son of Melach and Malka (Zelmanowicz)
Bordowicz marries Chana Laja Zilberman, 17 year old daughter of Juda Leib
and Chaia (Rozensztein) Zilberman.

No one in my family had known ZELMANOWICZ or ROZENSZTEIN although they
knew the names first names, Malka and Chaia Soorah, for my great-great
grandmothers.

I have lots of info on the Bordowicz and Zilberman sides.

Do anyone have any knowledge of a Malka (ZELMANOWICZ) Bordowicz or Chaia
Soorah (ROZENSZTEIN) Zylberman?
My mother's cousin thinks Chaia Soorah Rozensztein was born in the town of
Yanova.

Thanks,

Marty
direct email replies should go to <meyers01@home.com>

researching:
BORDOWICZ/BORDOWITZ/BARDOWITZ/BRODOWICZ >from Przasnysz/Prushnitz to Boston
MEYEROWITZ/MEYERS >from Russia to New York/Worcester, KIRSHNER/SIDMAN >from
Austria to Leeds to Massachsetts, LANDSMAN >from Russia to Massachusetts
ZELMANOVICH >from Poland (Przasnysz/Prushnitz area?)
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN >from Przasnysz/Prushnitz to Boston, Detroit, Chicago
ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz/Prushnitz area?)

Marty Meyers
<meyers01@home.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen researching ZELMANOWICZ and ROZENSZTEIN #general

Marty Meyers <marty@...>
 

Hi,

I just discovered two new names in researching my family in
the area north of Warsaw (Przasnysz, Mlawa, Ciechanow).

My maternal great-grandparent's wedding record shows the following:

In 1883, town of Przasnysz:
Mendel Bordowicz, 20 year old son of Melach and Malka (Zelmanowicz)
Bordowicz marries Chana Laja Zilberman, 17 year old daughter of Juda Leib
and Chaia (Rozensztein) Zilberman.

No one in my family had known ZELMANOWICZ or ROZENSZTEIN although they
knew the names first names, Malka and Chaia Soorah, for my great-great
grandmothers.

I have lots of info on the Bordowicz and Zilberman sides.

Do anyone have any knowledge of a Malka (ZELMANOWICZ) Bordowicz or Chaia
Soorah (ROZENSZTEIN) Zylberman?
My mother's cousin thinks Chaia Soorah Rozensztein was born in the town of
Yanova.

Thanks,

Marty
direct email replies should go to <meyers01@home.com>

researching:
BORDOWICZ/BORDOWITZ/BARDOWITZ/BRODOWICZ >from Przasnysz/Prushnitz to Boston
MEYEROWITZ/MEYERS >from Russia to New York/Worcester, KIRSHNER/SIDMAN >from
Austria to Leeds to Massachsetts, LANDSMAN >from Russia to Massachusetts
ZELMANOVICH >from Poland (Przasnysz/Prushnitz area?)
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN >from Przasnysz/Prushnitz to Boston, Detroit, Chicago
ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz/Prushnitz area?)

Marty Meyers
<meyers01@home.com>


Kate ELLISON- Minneapolis #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

While looking at a photo of the I took almost five years ago of the
stone marking my family's section of those buried at the Minneapolis
Jewish Cemetery, I now notice that behind that stone is one that might be
of interest to someone who doesn't know that their loved one is buried
there.

Below the Hebrew inscription, that headstone reads "Beloved wife
and mother, Kate ELLISON 1895-1951. I hope this information is helpful
to someone searching for information on Kate or the ELLISON family.

Stacy Harris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kate ELLISON- Minneapolis #general

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@...
 

While looking at a photo of the I took almost five years ago of the
stone marking my family's section of those buried at the Minneapolis
Jewish Cemetery, I now notice that behind that stone is one that might be
of interest to someone who doesn't know that their loved one is buried
there.

Below the Hebrew inscription, that headstone reads "Beloved wife
and mother, Kate ELLISON 1895-1951. I hope this information is helpful
to someone searching for information on Kate or the ELLISON family.

Stacy Harris


Re: finding a phone number with just an address and no last name #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

In the Jewishgen digest dated Fri, 06 Apr 2001 01:02:21 -0500, message #31,
Denise Feldman wrote :

I need to find my step grandmother. Her name is Anita Feldman (I dont
remember >her maiden name). She lives in Augsburg, (West) Germany. I know
she lives with
her sister, and that the phone is listed in the sister's name (Edith).
Again, I dont know Edith's last name. I thought I could do a "reverse
lookup" with just an address, but everything I try tells me I *must* have
a last name. Any suggestions???
Here is my personal suggestion which often worked : you have to search on
the Web for some official site in the country you are interested in
(Townhall, Chamber of Commerce, etc.) and look for their e-mail adress.
Then you have to write them a friendly message asking them to search in
their own directory, with a direct or reverse lookup.

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (French JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: finding a phone number with just an address and no last name #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

In the Jewishgen digest dated Fri, 06 Apr 2001 01:02:21 -0500, message #31,
Denise Feldman wrote :

I need to find my step grandmother. Her name is Anita Feldman (I dont
remember >her maiden name). She lives in Augsburg, (West) Germany. I know
she lives with
her sister, and that the phone is listed in the sister's name (Edith).
Again, I dont know Edith's last name. I thought I could do a "reverse
lookup" with just an address, but everything I try tells me I *must* have
a last name. Any suggestions???
Here is my personal suggestion which often worked : you have to search on
the Web for some official site in the country you are interested in
(Townhall, Chamber of Commerce, etc.) and look for their e-mail adress.
Then you have to write them a friendly message asking them to search in
their own directory, with a direct or reverse lookup.

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (French JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


Re: "need location of Chrewodona, Lithuania" #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his 05-06-01 message Howie Zakai asked about "Chrewodana," in Lithuania.

I think this town must be what in Yiddish was called Chaviadan, currently
called "Kvedarna." Its other names, according to the Schoenburg's
"Lithuanian Jewish Communities," are Chweidannen, Kvedarnai, and called in
tsarist times, Konstantinova or New Constantine. It is in the Tavrig
district.

Until a fire detroyed all or much of it in the middle of the nineteenth
century, it was located on the Yura river. It was then relocated to a place
about a mile >from its original location. In 1896 it had another fire
which destroyed almost everything but four brick houses and about six
wooden ones. Before WW I, the nearest rail station was twelve miles away in
Shvekshna and when Lithuania became independent, it got its own station
The Schoenburgs provide a little more information about the town and
mention the names of its rabbis and prominent citizens.

I tried unsuccessfully to find it in my Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer
using all the spellings , but maybe I missed an entry.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM,
Salok, Kharkov.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE:"need location of Chrewodona, Lithuania" #general

NFatouros@...
 

In his 05-06-01 message Howie Zakai asked about "Chrewodana," in Lithuania.

I think this town must be what in Yiddish was called Chaviadan, currently
called "Kvedarna." Its other names, according to the Schoenburg's
"Lithuanian Jewish Communities," are Chweidannen, Kvedarnai, and called in
tsarist times, Konstantinova or New Constantine. It is in the Tavrig
district.

Until a fire detroyed all or much of it in the middle of the nineteenth
century, it was located on the Yura river. It was then relocated to a place
about a mile >from its original location. In 1896 it had another fire
which destroyed almost everything but four brick houses and about six
wooden ones. Before WW I, the nearest rail station was twelve miles away in
Shvekshna and when Lithuania became independent, it got its own station
The Schoenburgs provide a little more information about the town and
mention the names of its rabbis and prominent citizens.

I tried unsuccessfully to find it in my Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer
using all the spellings , but maybe I missed an entry.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol; BEHAM,
Salok, Kharkov.


Searching for Michael DUBIN #general

Nachman and Temy Goldwasser
 

My neighbor Shula Saar is looking for information about Michael Dubin born
in Russia 1900-1910.
Son of Rose Dubin.
Emigrated to the U.S. about 1915.
Lived in Louisville Kentucky

Nachman Goldwasser
Kibbutz Gesher Haziv
M.P. Western Galilee
Israel
Email: thgold@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Michael DUBIN #general

Nachman and Temy Goldwasser
 

My neighbor Shula Saar is looking for information about Michael Dubin born
in Russia 1900-1910.
Son of Rose Dubin.
Emigrated to the U.S. about 1915.
Lived in Louisville Kentucky

Nachman Goldwasser
Kibbutz Gesher Haziv
M.P. Western Galilee
Israel
Email: thgold@netvision.net.il


New Book by Arlene Beare #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

I know all of you will be as excited as I am to see the publication of a
really useful guide to researching our Baltic ancestors. Arlene Beare has
just published "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia" ISBN
0-9537669-2-6: No. 3 in the series"Jewish Ancestors?" brought out by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain under the general editorship of
Rosemary Wenzerul, Chairman, JGSGB Education Committee.

This is an excellent guide for researching your family. Everything is in
one place: background information, addresses, references to the web, sources,
practical tips etc etc. This book would have saved me hours of time when I
started and as I read through it now I see loads of tips and tricks I hadn't
even begun to to think about.

What can I say except WOW! and warmest congratulations. I think I am
required by JewishGen rules to point out I don't have any financial interest
in this book, nor does Arlene since the profits are going to the JGSGB. This
book is another wonderful example of how far Jewish family history research
has come over the last year.
The timing on Erev Pesach could not be better.
Constance Whippman


Latvia SIG #Latvia New Book by Arlene Beare #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

I know all of you will be as excited as I am to see the publication of a
really useful guide to researching our Baltic ancestors. Arlene Beare has
just published "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia" ISBN
0-9537669-2-6: No. 3 in the series"Jewish Ancestors?" brought out by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain under the general editorship of
Rosemary Wenzerul, Chairman, JGSGB Education Committee.

This is an excellent guide for researching your family. Everything is in
one place: background information, addresses, references to the web, sources,
practical tips etc etc. This book would have saved me hours of time when I
started and as I read through it now I see loads of tips and tricks I hadn't
even begun to to think about.

What can I say except WOW! and warmest congratulations. I think I am
required by JewishGen rules to point out I don't have any financial interest
in this book, nor does Arlene since the profits are going to the JGSGB. This
book is another wonderful example of how far Jewish family history research
has come over the last year.
The timing on Erev Pesach could not be better.
Constance Whippman


quarterly update for Necrology Index #latvia

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

The Yiskor Book Project's necrology index has an Erev Pesach present
for the JewishGen family. The quarterly update to the Necrology
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor has just gone
online in time for Pesach.

Thanks to the work of Ernie Fine, Necrology Project Coordinator,
Warren Blatt, Michael Tobias, and Martin Kessel, over 14,000 new
entries >from 12 yizkor books are now in the Necrology Index, for a
total of 105,000+ entries. Thanks are also due to the Yizkor Book
Project team of John Berman, Lance Ackerfeld, Mike Kalt, Carol Edan,
and Osnat Ramaty who volunteer their efforts day in and day out in
htmling the yizkor translations >from which the names in the Necrology
Index are taken.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. This
database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to
the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be
available.

The new entries represent the following countries:

Belarus: 519 records
Hungary: 2160 records
Lithuania: 231 records
Poland: 5830 records
Ukraine: 6102 records


Towns and number of entries >from each town:

Gorodenka, Ukraine: 876
Kolbuszowa, Poland 379
Merkine, Lithuania 231
Oswiecim, Poland 4223
Papa, Hungary 2160
Rogatin, Ukraine 387
Stryy, Ukraine 2721
Suchowola, Poland 342
Turka, Ukraine 1902
Volozhin, Belarus 519
Vysotsk, Ukraine 216
Warsaw, Poland 886

Hag Pesach Sameach to all.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Latvia SIG #Latvia quarterly update for Necrology Index #latvia

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

The Yiskor Book Project's necrology index has an Erev Pesach present
for the JewishGen family. The quarterly update to the Necrology
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor has just gone
online in time for Pesach.

Thanks to the work of Ernie Fine, Necrology Project Coordinator,
Warren Blatt, Michael Tobias, and Martin Kessel, over 14,000 new
entries >from 12 yizkor books are now in the Necrology Index, for a
total of 105,000+ entries. Thanks are also due to the Yizkor Book
Project team of John Berman, Lance Ackerfeld, Mike Kalt, Carol Edan,
and Osnat Ramaty who volunteer their efforts day in and day out in
htmling the yizkor translations >from which the names in the Necrology
Index are taken.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. This
database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to
the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be
available.

The new entries represent the following countries:

Belarus: 519 records
Hungary: 2160 records
Lithuania: 231 records
Poland: 5830 records
Ukraine: 6102 records


Towns and number of entries >from each town:

Gorodenka, Ukraine: 876
Kolbuszowa, Poland 379
Merkine, Lithuania 231
Oswiecim, Poland 4223
Papa, Hungary 2160
Rogatin, Ukraine 387
Stryy, Ukraine 2721
Suchowola, Poland 342
Turka, Ukraine 1902
Volozhin, Belarus 519
Vysotsk, Ukraine 216
Warsaw, Poland 886

Hag Pesach Sameach to all.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org