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Re: In Search of the Joffe Family Source #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

In a message dated 3/27/01 12:13:56 PM GMT Daylight Time,
acme100@attglobal.net writes:

When I click on the name of a Database, all I get is
general information in most cases, followed by the obligatory thank-yous
to the people to donated time, money & translations.
I'm a novice at this, so treat me as such & use one syllable words!
Thank you so much.
Adrienne Creed Mendelson
Chevy Chase, MD
West Bloomfield, MI
Hi, thank you so much for raising this problem. You are not alone! The way
to access the database is to go
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia
Then take the cursor and scan right down to the bottom of the entry page.
That is where you find the space to type in the name you are searching. Be
sure you ask for the Mokotoff soundex name search which will find all the
various spellings that may have been used. Then click on the "search"
button. This will hopefully bring up lots of sources for your name and you
will see them listed. It is set out so that the name of the database is set
out on the left and if you click this area you will come up with the general
information. Access to the documents is on the right hand side and refers to
how many documents there are. Click where it says how many documents there
are and these will immediately come up and you can scan through them. If you
have anymore problems don't be shy, just ask. Its our job to make it
understandable and I am so sorry you have had this difficulty.
Can you let me know how you get on.
Best always in your searches, Constance


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: In Search of the Joffe Family Source #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

In a message dated 3/27/01 12:13:56 PM GMT Daylight Time,
acme100@attglobal.net writes:

When I click on the name of a Database, all I get is
general information in most cases, followed by the obligatory thank-yous
to the people to donated time, money & translations.
I'm a novice at this, so treat me as such & use one syllable words!
Thank you so much.
Adrienne Creed Mendelson
Chevy Chase, MD
West Bloomfield, MI
Hi, thank you so much for raising this problem. You are not alone! The way
to access the database is to go
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia
Then take the cursor and scan right down to the bottom of the entry page.
That is where you find the space to type in the name you are searching. Be
sure you ask for the Mokotoff soundex name search which will find all the
various spellings that may have been used. Then click on the "search"
button. This will hopefully bring up lots of sources for your name and you
will see them listed. It is set out so that the name of the database is set
out on the left and if you click this area you will come up with the general
information. Access to the documents is on the right hand side and refers to
how many documents there are. Click where it says how many documents there
are and these will immediately come up and you can scan through them. If you
have anymore problems don't be shy, just ask. Its our job to make it
understandable and I am so sorry you have had this difficulty.
Can you let me know how you get on.
Best always in your searches, Constance


To phone to Riga #latvia

Sergei Komarov <komarov_sergei@...>
 

I mean that I need programm seems like programm www.dialpad.com
When I phone to US I use www.dialpad.com (very useful phone-programm to make free calling to or >from US), but I need other programm
servicing in Riga like "dialpad" in US.
Thank you. Sergei.

My search: Iosif Gellerman/Gegerman(changed the name)1919 y.b.
in Riga, died 1989 in N.Y.(US)
or his families.

komarov_sergei@mail.ru

Moderator Note: Sergei this newsgroup
is for genealogy and we can discuss the names
you are searching.
The computer software problem will need
to be answered on the newsgroup that
deals with computer software questions.
I will not post any further questions about
the software.
If anyone wishes to communicate privately
about the software contact Sergei at his E-mail
address


Latvia SIG #Latvia To phone to Riga #latvia

Sergei Komarov <komarov_sergei@...>
 

I mean that I need programm seems like programm www.dialpad.com
When I phone to US I use www.dialpad.com (very useful phone-programm to make free calling to or >from US), but I need other programm
servicing in Riga like "dialpad" in US.
Thank you. Sergei.

My search: Iosif Gellerman/Gegerman(changed the name)1919 y.b.
in Riga, died 1989 in N.Y.(US)
or his families.

komarov_sergei@mail.ru

Moderator Note: Sergei this newsgroup
is for genealogy and we can discuss the names
you are searching.
The computer software problem will need
to be answered on the newsgroup that
deals with computer software questions.
I will not post any further questions about
the software.
If anyone wishes to communicate privately
about the software contact Sergei at his E-mail
address


ViewMate Re: FHL Records #general

Willie46 <willie46@...>
 

I hope you all will agree with me that ViewMate is a great tool
that JewishGen has provided for our use. Kudos go to Josef Herz
and Bernard Kouchel for their leadership.

For those who use ViewMate, I think it would be a kind gesture to
make a donation to JewishGen in honor of the person providing the
help.

Mark Halpern
West Conshohocken, PA, USA

sallybru@wdcunet.net wrote:

No, they won't be translating the world's records into English -
what would a Swede say, "Translate everything into Swedish"?

That is what ViewMate is for. Post a copy of the record on
ViewMate and get it translated! Presto!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Re: FHL Records #general

Willie46 <willie46@...>
 

I hope you all will agree with me that ViewMate is a great tool
that JewishGen has provided for our use. Kudos go to Josef Herz
and Bernard Kouchel for their leadership.

For those who use ViewMate, I think it would be a kind gesture to
make a donation to JewishGen in honor of the person providing the
help.

Mark Halpern
West Conshohocken, PA, USA

sallybru@wdcunet.net wrote:

No, they won't be translating the world's records into English -
what would a Swede say, "Translate everything into Swedish"?

That is what ViewMate is for. Post a copy of the record on
ViewMate and get it translated! Presto!


Lookup: Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle #general

Leslie Popelka
 

I am seeking several death notices that were published in the
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle (Milwaukee). I understand that the
Wisconsin Historical Society has the newspaper. I have the specific
issues for the notices. Any Wisconsin Genners out there willing to
help? Please contact me privately. With many thanks in advance.

Leslie Rodman Popelka
St. Louis, MO

Researching: EINSFELD and ANSFIELD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookup: Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle #general

Leslie Popelka
 

I am seeking several death notices that were published in the
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle (Milwaukee). I understand that the
Wisconsin Historical Society has the newspaper. I have the specific
issues for the notices. Any Wisconsin Genners out there willing to
help? Please contact me privately. With many thanks in advance.

Leslie Rodman Popelka
St. Louis, MO

Researching: EINSFELD and ANSFIELD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Emigration from Cherbourg (1918-1939) #general

Francois Chetreanu <chetreanu.gen@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Last January I posted a message to obtain testimonies about the stay of
Jewish emigrants in the port of Cherbourg between 1918 and 1939. About 10
people answered me and some presidents of American Jewish Genealogical
Societies accepted to edit my inquiry in their newsletter. I think that
I've thank everybody privately, but in the case I've forgotten some, I say
again to them that I'm very grateful of their help.

I enclosed in my private message a text about the stay of these emigrants
in Cherbourg, that I translated fom French to English. I think it would be
also have an interest for others people, so I share it with you. Please,
note that thisa first sketch that I wrote with the first elements I found
about this survey. Of course, it could be improve.

Francois Chetreanu
Cherbourg / France

searching in Romania for :
CHETREANU, CHETRARIU, PETREANU (Buhusi, Adjud and Bucharest)
HERMAN, HERMANN (Roman)
CHENDLER (Bacau)
LEIBOVITZ

----------
The emigration via Cherbourg really became very important as >from 1918.
Each year until 1932, there were approximately 45 000 emigrants who
transited by the port. After 1932, because of the american quotas, this
number was reduced much.

At the beginning, nothing was organized to accomodate as many emigrants
also they had to manage as they could and organize their departure. The
Transatlantic Companies (White Star Line, United States Line and Cunard
Line) understood that it was urgent to frame the passengers and they joined
to build an establishment dedicated to their stay. Thus the "Atlantic
Hotel" opened in 1922. According to the newspapers, it was a single
establishment with moderns equipments, famous around the world for its
services, It was immense (5400 m2) and it could accomodate on the whole 2
500 emigrants. It was located vis-a-vis the sea and near the maritime
station.

In general, the emigrants arrived to Cherbourg by train. Once that they
were in the "Atlantic Hotel", their identity was controlled, they owed to
take a shower (that was obligatory) and they have medical examinations
(delousing, vaccination, etc.). When these examinations were finished,
their meal and their housing were take care by the Hotel but they were free
to go downtown until their loading. They remained approximately 10 days.

from 1924, the city of Cherbourg constituted a committee of assistance and
each emigrant received on his arrival a guide of the city with the
addresses of the various consular services, the addresses of shops, etc.
The expenses of the stay to the "Atlantic Hotel" were included in the price
of the bank note. I am completely unaware of this cost, nevertheless, I
know that all the emigrants which was fortunate didn't accomodate in the
"Atlantic Hotel". There were besides two large hotels restore Kasher (the
"International", one run by my family, and "Bristol" run by Polish Jews).

In the "Atlantic Hotel", there was a Jewish restaurant which was controled
by a rabbi (or at least by a sho'het) delegated by the HIAS (Hebrew
Immigrant Aid Society). >from 1922 to 1925, his name was Haim Baras, and
from 1926 to 1932, Jacob Chaywitz (Shayevitz). R. Baras and Chaywitz
supervised the Jewish emigrants and animated a religious life (I've found
two articles in newspapers which account for Kippour, where more than 200
Jews assisted). In addition to the emigrants, there was about thirty Jewish
families settled in the port.

Thanks to the passage of the emigrants, Cherbourg had an intense commercial
activity and emigrants had even impromptu a district around the" Atlantic
Hotel" with small shops, cheap restaurants, etc. The newspapers called
besides this district "=E9migreville" !

Unfortunately, this prosperity and this cosmopolitan atmosphere watered
down progressively. The activity reduced as >from the Thirties and the
"Atlantic Hotel" closed in 1933. Cherbourg was still a place for the
emigration until 1939.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Emigration from Cherbourg (1918-1939) #general

Francois Chetreanu <chetreanu.gen@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Last January I posted a message to obtain testimonies about the stay of
Jewish emigrants in the port of Cherbourg between 1918 and 1939. About 10
people answered me and some presidents of American Jewish Genealogical
Societies accepted to edit my inquiry in their newsletter. I think that
I've thank everybody privately, but in the case I've forgotten some, I say
again to them that I'm very grateful of their help.

I enclosed in my private message a text about the stay of these emigrants
in Cherbourg, that I translated fom French to English. I think it would be
also have an interest for others people, so I share it with you. Please,
note that thisa first sketch that I wrote with the first elements I found
about this survey. Of course, it could be improve.

Francois Chetreanu
Cherbourg / France

searching in Romania for :
CHETREANU, CHETRARIU, PETREANU (Buhusi, Adjud and Bucharest)
HERMAN, HERMANN (Roman)
CHENDLER (Bacau)
LEIBOVITZ

----------
The emigration via Cherbourg really became very important as >from 1918.
Each year until 1932, there were approximately 45 000 emigrants who
transited by the port. After 1932, because of the american quotas, this
number was reduced much.

At the beginning, nothing was organized to accomodate as many emigrants
also they had to manage as they could and organize their departure. The
Transatlantic Companies (White Star Line, United States Line and Cunard
Line) understood that it was urgent to frame the passengers and they joined
to build an establishment dedicated to their stay. Thus the "Atlantic
Hotel" opened in 1922. According to the newspapers, it was a single
establishment with moderns equipments, famous around the world for its
services, It was immense (5400 m2) and it could accomodate on the whole 2
500 emigrants. It was located vis-a-vis the sea and near the maritime
station.

In general, the emigrants arrived to Cherbourg by train. Once that they
were in the "Atlantic Hotel", their identity was controlled, they owed to
take a shower (that was obligatory) and they have medical examinations
(delousing, vaccination, etc.). When these examinations were finished,
their meal and their housing were take care by the Hotel but they were free
to go downtown until their loading. They remained approximately 10 days.

from 1924, the city of Cherbourg constituted a committee of assistance and
each emigrant received on his arrival a guide of the city with the
addresses of the various consular services, the addresses of shops, etc.
The expenses of the stay to the "Atlantic Hotel" were included in the price
of the bank note. I am completely unaware of this cost, nevertheless, I
know that all the emigrants which was fortunate didn't accomodate in the
"Atlantic Hotel". There were besides two large hotels restore Kasher (the
"International", one run by my family, and "Bristol" run by Polish Jews).

In the "Atlantic Hotel", there was a Jewish restaurant which was controled
by a rabbi (or at least by a sho'het) delegated by the HIAS (Hebrew
Immigrant Aid Society). >from 1922 to 1925, his name was Haim Baras, and
from 1926 to 1932, Jacob Chaywitz (Shayevitz). R. Baras and Chaywitz
supervised the Jewish emigrants and animated a religious life (I've found
two articles in newspapers which account for Kippour, where more than 200
Jews assisted). In addition to the emigrants, there was about thirty Jewish
families settled in the port.

Thanks to the passage of the emigrants, Cherbourg had an intense commercial
activity and emigrants had even impromptu a district around the" Atlantic
Hotel" with small shops, cheap restaurants, etc. The newspapers called
besides this district "=E9migreville" !

Unfortunately, this prosperity and this cosmopolitan atmosphere watered
down progressively. The activity reduced as >from the Thirties and the
"Atlantic Hotel" closed in 1933. Cherbourg was still a place for the
emigration until 1939.


Found my EISENBERG connection #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

After 2 years of detective work yesterday, I spoke with the granddaughter
of Morris EISENBERG. Her name is Janette HAAG. My theories were correct.
Morris was the brother to my husband's great grandfather David Eisenberg
he. Morris was her grandfather. This "cousin" is in her late 80's and
informed me that there are a good number of her cousins in there 80s-90-s
still alive that can help me if they want. I started with a Soc. Sec.
application then went onto a death certificate. It took 2 years for a
relative to remember a name.
Any way, there are all these new surnames she started remembering. For
those of you who are researching EISENBERG here are the first round of
surnames Janette HAAG gave to me: HAAG,KISS, KAPLAN, AINSBERG, BROWDY,
IKKA, SALINGER, McDERMOT. I am going to speak with her again to gain more
insight to where they are actually from.
Regards,
Irene Swedroe, Ca.
IRSWED@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Found my EISENBERG connection #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

After 2 years of detective work yesterday, I spoke with the granddaughter
of Morris EISENBERG. Her name is Janette HAAG. My theories were correct.
Morris was the brother to my husband's great grandfather David Eisenberg
he. Morris was her grandfather. This "cousin" is in her late 80's and
informed me that there are a good number of her cousins in there 80s-90-s
still alive that can help me if they want. I started with a Soc. Sec.
application then went onto a death certificate. It took 2 years for a
relative to remember a name.
Any way, there are all these new surnames she started remembering. For
those of you who are researching EISENBERG here are the first round of
surnames Janette HAAG gave to me: HAAG,KISS, KAPLAN, AINSBERG, BROWDY,
IKKA, SALINGER, McDERMOT. I am going to speak with her again to gain more
insight to where they are actually from.
Regards,
Irene Swedroe, Ca.
IRSWED@aol.com


Help for Interpreting Fragile Documents #galicia

Charlie Katz <CharlieKatz@...>
 

Perhaps someone can offer some advice or assistance to me.

I recently discovered a box of photos belonging to my great-grandmother.
Among the photos are some documents in pretty fragile condition that will be
most helpful to my researching this line. I believe these documents are:
- birth certificate? of my great-grandfather (Janow, BARUCH (BERNARD) STROH,
b1879)
- birth certificate? of my great-grandmother (Grodek Jagiellonski: S?
(SOPHIE) SCHLIEDER, b1879)
- photo of 9 people around a tombstone, possible my g-g-grandmother (CHAJE
SURE STROH)
- a letter written in Hebrew (Yiddish?) fragmented into 8-9 pieces, possibly
associated with the photo

Two questions...
- Any ideas of a resource in NYC to look at these items and interpret them?
Scanning for Viewmate will not do them justice.
- About the birth certificates... Both documents are titled
"Geburts-Schein" and "Swiadectwo urodzin" and list 1879 as birth dates.
However, they both have dates on the bottom >from 1905 and 1906. Is it
possible these were requests for copies for documentation purposes (prior to
immigrating). Also, both documents have similar content but are different
formats.

Regards,
Charlie Katz

RESEARCHING...
Ozernyany (Jezierna): FUCHS, KATZ, LINDEMAN
Mikulintsy: KATZ
Janow: STROH
Grodek Jagiellonski: SCHLIEDER, SPINNER


BENJAMIN/Los Angeles, CA #general

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Found my mgf's sister in the CA Death Index. Her name was Bertha
Goldenberg Benjamin. She lived in LA county, was born July 7, 1874, died
August 18, 1951. I found a death record also for Paul Pascoe Benjamin
(mother's maiden name Goldenberg), possibly her son. She had another son
as well.

If anyone knows of any descendants, please contact me privately at
laguna@sciti.com

Stephanie Weiner
Mt. Laguna, CA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Help for Interpreting Fragile Documents #galicia

Charlie Katz <CharlieKatz@...>
 

Perhaps someone can offer some advice or assistance to me.

I recently discovered a box of photos belonging to my great-grandmother.
Among the photos are some documents in pretty fragile condition that will be
most helpful to my researching this line. I believe these documents are:
- birth certificate? of my great-grandfather (Janow, BARUCH (BERNARD) STROH,
b1879)
- birth certificate? of my great-grandmother (Grodek Jagiellonski: S?
(SOPHIE) SCHLIEDER, b1879)
- photo of 9 people around a tombstone, possible my g-g-grandmother (CHAJE
SURE STROH)
- a letter written in Hebrew (Yiddish?) fragmented into 8-9 pieces, possibly
associated with the photo

Two questions...
- Any ideas of a resource in NYC to look at these items and interpret them?
Scanning for Viewmate will not do them justice.
- About the birth certificates... Both documents are titled
"Geburts-Schein" and "Swiadectwo urodzin" and list 1879 as birth dates.
However, they both have dates on the bottom >from 1905 and 1906. Is it
possible these were requests for copies for documentation purposes (prior to
immigrating). Also, both documents have similar content but are different
formats.

Regards,
Charlie Katz

RESEARCHING...
Ozernyany (Jezierna): FUCHS, KATZ, LINDEMAN
Mikulintsy: KATZ
Janow: STROH
Grodek Jagiellonski: SCHLIEDER, SPINNER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BENJAMIN/Los Angeles, CA #general

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Found my mgf's sister in the CA Death Index. Her name was Bertha
Goldenberg Benjamin. She lived in LA county, was born July 7, 1874, died
August 18, 1951. I found a death record also for Paul Pascoe Benjamin
(mother's maiden name Goldenberg), possibly her son. She had another son
as well.

If anyone knows of any descendants, please contact me privately at
laguna@sciti.com

Stephanie Weiner
Mt. Laguna, CA


Re: Leo BRODJE - Army records #galicia

Beverly <bev7@...>
 

My Uncle Leo (!) was also a POW in Russia at the end of WWI. Fortunately, he came
home and survived the next war too against all odds. I inquired through a friend in
Vienna at the Kriegsarchiv as to his millitary records, and was given to understand
that for soldiers not hailing >from Austria proper:

a] they only have the records of officers, not enlisted men
b] records of enlisted men were sent to the capital cities of the new countries
formed after the breakup of the Austrian Empire, according to where the soldier's
city of origin was.

I do not know if this is true for those who never came home.

Hope this helps,

Beverly Shulster
Yehud, Israel
bev7@barak-online.net

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Leo BRODJE
From: "Michael & Christine Garnaud" <m-c@garnaud.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 21:03:35 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2

To all the many people who helped me with this name many thanks.!
I am now about to write to the Kriegsarchiv in Wien to establish if they
have a record of a Leo or Leib/Lev or Arie? Brojde, who died as a POW in
Russia in 1917, for such was his very tragic fate according to family
tradition.

Michael Garnaud/Wolfensohn.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Leo BRODJE - Army records #galicia

Beverly <bev7@...>
 

My Uncle Leo (!) was also a POW in Russia at the end of WWI. Fortunately, he came
home and survived the next war too against all odds. I inquired through a friend in
Vienna at the Kriegsarchiv as to his millitary records, and was given to understand
that for soldiers not hailing >from Austria proper:

a] they only have the records of officers, not enlisted men
b] records of enlisted men were sent to the capital cities of the new countries
formed after the breakup of the Austrian Empire, according to where the soldier's
city of origin was.

I do not know if this is true for those who never came home.

Hope this helps,

Beverly Shulster
Yehud, Israel
bev7@barak-online.net

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Leo BRODJE
From: "Michael & Christine Garnaud" <m-c@garnaud.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 21:03:35 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2

To all the many people who helped me with this name many thanks.!
I am now about to write to the Kriegsarchiv in Wien to establish if they
have a record of a Leo or Leib/Lev or Arie? Brojde, who died as a POW in
Russia in 1917, for such was his very tragic fate according to family
tradition.

Michael Garnaud/Wolfensohn.


LACOWITSKY #general

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Just discovered -- can you believe it!? -- my father's mother's maiden
name. Have checked all files on JewishGen and find many spelling
variations. Most seem to be >from Belarus. I was told the family was from
"Russia" so it makes sense.

As for "my" branch: my pgm's maiden name was IDA LACOWITSKY. The family
shortened the name to LACOV (or any of its many variations); resided in
Newark, NJ in the 1940s, at least. Ida was married to HYMAN WEINER who
resided in Roselle, NJ in th 1940s.

Any descendants, I'd be delighted to hear >from you.

Stephanie Weiner
Mt. Laguna, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LACOWITSKY #general

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Just discovered -- can you believe it!? -- my father's mother's maiden
name. Have checked all files on JewishGen and find many spelling
variations. Most seem to be >from Belarus. I was told the family was from
"Russia" so it makes sense.

As for "my" branch: my pgm's maiden name was IDA LACOWITSKY. The family
shortened the name to LACOV (or any of its many variations); resided in
Newark, NJ in the 1940s, at least. Ida was married to HYMAN WEINER who
resided in Roselle, NJ in th 1940s.

Any descendants, I'd be delighted to hear >from you.

Stephanie Weiner
Mt. Laguna, CA