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Chag Sameach from Lithuania #lithuania

Litvaks@...
 

I am happy to forward these two message >from Lithuania:

1)
Dear Family and Friends!

HAG PEISAH SAMEAH!

Sincerely
Regina Kopilevich

2)
Dear friends, dear colleagues,

The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum wishes you a Happy Pesach and we hope to stay in touch with all of you.

Rachel Kostanian E. Zingeris
Vicedirector Director

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Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Chag Sameach from Lithuania #lithuania

Litvaks@...
 

I am happy to forward these two message >from Lithuania:

1)
Dear Family and Friends!

HAG PEISAH SAMEAH!

Sincerely
Regina Kopilevich

2)
Dear friends, dear colleagues,

The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum wishes you a Happy Pesach and we hope to stay in touch with all of you.

Rachel Kostanian E. Zingeris
Vicedirector Director

-------
Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG


LitvakSIG comes through #lithuania

Myra Rothenberg <larryandmyra@...>
 

Thank you Vilna District Research Group for the fabulous find. I have
been researching with a researcher, Vilna and environs and had most of my
Brudne(Brudner, Brudno, etc.) family together. But here were the poeple
actually living there in the city who I couldn't connect as brothers...
and now I could. I am looking forward to seeing , in print, my mother's
father's people, the Wassermans.. of whom there were many. And they
laughed in Salt Lake when I said we were >from Vilna, the city... Can't
wait to see the rest of the records...

myra rothenberg

RESEARCHING: BRUDNE, WASSERMAN, KRONIK, SLOBODSKY, FERDMAN, RYDER IN AND
AROUND VILNA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG comes through #lithuania

Myra Rothenberg <larryandmyra@...>
 

Thank you Vilna District Research Group for the fabulous find. I have
been researching with a researcher, Vilna and environs and had most of my
Brudne(Brudner, Brudno, etc.) family together. But here were the poeple
actually living there in the city who I couldn't connect as brothers...
and now I could. I am looking forward to seeing , in print, my mother's
father's people, the Wassermans.. of whom there were many. And they
laughed in Salt Lake when I said we were >from Vilna, the city... Can't
wait to see the rest of the records...

myra rothenberg

RESEARCHING: BRUDNE, WASSERMAN, KRONIK, SLOBODSKY, FERDMAN, RYDER IN AND
AROUND VILNA


New Staszow index records added to JRI-Poland database on-line #general

Jean-Pierre Stroweis <stroweis@...>
 

I am glad to inform you that more index records
for Staszow, a city in the former district of Sandomierz,
Poland, were added to the JRI-Poland database,
searcheable at http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL .

The 2724 new records cover births, marriages and
deaths recorded during the years 1857-1865.

Let me thank here warmly Craig Hillman
and Reuven Baumal, who volunteered for
this effort, and the whole JRI-Poland team,
for its tenacity and support.

Hag Pessah Sameah!

Jean-Pierre Stroweis,
Staszow Shtetl CO-OP coordinator
Jerusalem, Israel
stroweis@trendline.co.il
Searching SZTROWAJS (Staszow, Lodz),
PTASZNIK (Dzialoszyce, Chmielnik, Stopnica, Lodz),
ALFANDARI (Istambul), BICHACHO (Istambul),
MEDAISKO (Vilnius, Paris), KAPNIK (Zhitomir, Kiev)


Look up request - Chicago Street Directory - 1904 #general

Peter Hills <Pmhills@...>
 

One of my relatives - David Diemanstein - arrived in USA in 1904 >from UK
and gave his relative's address on the passenger manifest which appears to
be 54 Wallace Street which we believe is in Chicago. The relative was
described as an Uncle named (oddly enough) Rev I B Joseph.

I would be most grateful for anyone in or near Chicago who might be
prepared to have a look at a street directory for me to see if there is
any trace of the address and/or Rev Joseph.

In return I would be very happy to try and help >from London. Thank you.


Peter Hills

Researching following families:

VELONSKY Jurbarkas , Raseiniai and London UK
RAYMOND/RAYMAN Vilna and London
BLUMENTHAL Ozerkov, Kalisz and London
DIAMONDSTONE Dvinsk and Leeds UK
PHILLIPS Dvinsk, Los Angeles and San Francisco


Anna LEAF GOLDENBERG #general

Rlberliner@...
 

February 7th, I posted a search for Anna AIN GOLDENBERG. I have just
received her application for Social Security, which she did not apply for
until her husband passed away.

Her name was Anna LEAF GOLDENBERG and she was born August 15, 1883 and
died August 7, 1986, at the age of 103, in the Bronx at the Workmen's
Circle Home for the Aged. She was a widow of Isaac Goldenberg who was
born October 29, 1878 and died in May, 1968.

Anna was born in Russia and her parents were:
Mother: Basha Jaseloff (possibly Joselov or Joseloff in the U.S.)
Father: Joseph Osher Leaf - I don't know if Osher was the original family
surname or his middle name.

Siblings: Two that I am sure of were:
Sarah Leaf Bernstein of Savannah GA
Harry Aaron Leaf of Savannah GA

I am searching for any descendants of Anna Leaf & Isaac Goldenberg of the
Bronx, NY.

Please email me privately.
Thank you in advance for any information.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA
rlberliner@aol.com


hersh@paradise.net - email address bounced #general

Rlberliner@...
 

I sent the following email and it has been returned to me. If anyone knows
this person and could give me the correct email address, I'd greatly
appreciate it - or - if you can forward this posting, please do.

Subj: OSHER
Date: 4/2/01 3:48:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Rlberliner
To: hersh@paradise.net

Mark, In 1996 you posted to Jewishgen, searching for your family. Among
the names were Pearl OSHER and also the surname of LEIB.

I have just received informaiton that my great-uncle's name was Joseph
OSHER LEAF. Inasmuch as I have been unable to trace back in Russia or
Poland to Leaf, I am wondering if there is a connection to LEIB and LEAF
and also if OSHER was the original LEAF surname or his middle name.

Perhaps you can make a connection here.

Thanks in advance for your answer.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA USA
rlberliner@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Litvak sig comes through #general

Myra Rothenberg <larryandmyra@...>
 

Thank you Vilna District Research Group for the fabulous find. I have
been researching with a researcher, Vilna and environs and had most of my
Brudne(Brudner, Brudno, etc.) family together. But here were the poeple
actually living there in the city who I couldn't connect as brothers...
and now I could. I am looking forward to seeing , in print, my mother's
father's people, the Wassermans.. of whom there were many. And they
laughed in Salt Lake when I said we were >from Vilna, the city... Can't
wait to see the rest of the records... myra rothenberg

Researching: BRUDNE, WASSERMAN, KRONIK, SLOBODSKY, FERDMAN, RYDER in and
around Vilna


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Staszow index records added to JRI-Poland database on-line #general

Jean-Pierre Stroweis <stroweis@...>
 

I am glad to inform you that more index records
for Staszow, a city in the former district of Sandomierz,
Poland, were added to the JRI-Poland database,
searcheable at http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL .

The 2724 new records cover births, marriages and
deaths recorded during the years 1857-1865.

Let me thank here warmly Craig Hillman
and Reuven Baumal, who volunteered for
this effort, and the whole JRI-Poland team,
for its tenacity and support.

Hag Pessah Sameah!

Jean-Pierre Stroweis,
Staszow Shtetl CO-OP coordinator
Jerusalem, Israel
stroweis@trendline.co.il
Searching SZTROWAJS (Staszow, Lodz),
PTASZNIK (Dzialoszyce, Chmielnik, Stopnica, Lodz),
ALFANDARI (Istambul), BICHACHO (Istambul),
MEDAISKO (Vilnius, Paris), KAPNIK (Zhitomir, Kiev)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Look up request - Chicago Street Directory - 1904 #general

Peter Hills <Pmhills@...>
 

One of my relatives - David Diemanstein - arrived in USA in 1904 >from UK
and gave his relative's address on the passenger manifest which appears to
be 54 Wallace Street which we believe is in Chicago. The relative was
described as an Uncle named (oddly enough) Rev I B Joseph.

I would be most grateful for anyone in or near Chicago who might be
prepared to have a look at a street directory for me to see if there is
any trace of the address and/or Rev Joseph.

In return I would be very happy to try and help >from London. Thank you.


Peter Hills

Researching following families:

VELONSKY Jurbarkas , Raseiniai and London UK
RAYMOND/RAYMAN Vilna and London
BLUMENTHAL Ozerkov, Kalisz and London
DIAMONDSTONE Dvinsk and Leeds UK
PHILLIPS Dvinsk, Los Angeles and San Francisco


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anna LEAF GOLDENBERG #general

Rlberliner@...
 

February 7th, I posted a search for Anna AIN GOLDENBERG. I have just
received her application for Social Security, which she did not apply for
until her husband passed away.

Her name was Anna LEAF GOLDENBERG and she was born August 15, 1883 and
died August 7, 1986, at the age of 103, in the Bronx at the Workmen's
Circle Home for the Aged. She was a widow of Isaac Goldenberg who was
born October 29, 1878 and died in May, 1968.

Anna was born in Russia and her parents were:
Mother: Basha Jaseloff (possibly Joselov or Joseloff in the U.S.)
Father: Joseph Osher Leaf - I don't know if Osher was the original family
surname or his middle name.

Siblings: Two that I am sure of were:
Sarah Leaf Bernstein of Savannah GA
Harry Aaron Leaf of Savannah GA

I am searching for any descendants of Anna Leaf & Isaac Goldenberg of the
Bronx, NY.

Please email me privately.
Thank you in advance for any information.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA
rlberliner@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen hersh@paradise.net - email address bounced #general

Rlberliner@...
 

I sent the following email and it has been returned to me. If anyone knows
this person and could give me the correct email address, I'd greatly
appreciate it - or - if you can forward this posting, please do.

Subj: OSHER
Date: 4/2/01 3:48:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Rlberliner
To: hersh@paradise.net

Mark, In 1996 you posted to Jewishgen, searching for your family. Among
the names were Pearl OSHER and also the surname of LEIB.

I have just received informaiton that my great-uncle's name was Joseph
OSHER LEAF. Inasmuch as I have been unable to trace back in Russia or
Poland to Leaf, I am wondering if there is a connection to LEIB and LEAF
and also if OSHER was the original LEAF surname or his middle name.

Perhaps you can make a connection here.

Thanks in advance for your answer.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA USA
rlberliner@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Litvak sig comes through #general

Myra Rothenberg <larryandmyra@...>
 

Thank you Vilna District Research Group for the fabulous find. I have
been researching with a researcher, Vilna and environs and had most of my
Brudne(Brudner, Brudno, etc.) family together. But here were the poeple
actually living there in the city who I couldn't connect as brothers...
and now I could. I am looking forward to seeing , in print, my mother's
father's people, the Wassermans.. of whom there were many. And they
laughed in Salt Lake when I said we were >from Vilna, the city... Can't
wait to see the rest of the records... myra rothenberg

Researching: BRUDNE, WASSERMAN, KRONIK, SLOBODSKY, FERDMAN, RYDER in and
around Vilna


St. Alban's Records #ukraine

FREYAB@...
 

In response to Michelle Frager in NYC - and - Joyce Weaver, regarding the
scope of the St Alban's records:
" That microfilm series is indeed broader than just the old small
ports/Vermont description. I found cards for places as far west as Winnipeg,
Manitoba, which is just north of N. Dakota. " - and -
" I've found someone who crossed at Buffalo, NY there. I think that's
probably it's western extreme. (Maybe someone knows definitively)."

www.NARA.gov
click on SEARCH
enter "St Albans" in the query box
select item #1

Select: NARA Microfilm relating to Canadian Admissions and Border Crossings;
Click on the blue link: By Way of Canada.......
The article is by Marian L. Smith and will explain exactly what the St
Alban's lists
are.

Personally, I found my Grandfather's ship and crossing information >from
Halifax to Detroit, MI. And this led me to the passenger ship list found
last summer in Salt Lake City. I never found anything in Canada, and felt
that I was at a dead end. The St Alban's records opened up a whole new world
for me. Many of my paternal relatives came across the Canadian border and
this became the most useful set of records for me, as it confirmed dates,
ship names and ultimately led me to the actual manifests and more valuable
information.

The reason it is known as the St Alban's list, is that St Alban, Vermont was
the FIRST port of landing. The ships then continued across the US/Canadian
border all the way to Seattle, Wa. So even if the immigrant "landed"
somewhere else along
the border, the name will appear as if they landed in St Alban, VT .

Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine St. Alban's Records #ukraine

FREYAB@...
 

In response to Michelle Frager in NYC - and - Joyce Weaver, regarding the
scope of the St Alban's records:
" That microfilm series is indeed broader than just the old small
ports/Vermont description. I found cards for places as far west as Winnipeg,
Manitoba, which is just north of N. Dakota. " - and -
" I've found someone who crossed at Buffalo, NY there. I think that's
probably it's western extreme. (Maybe someone knows definitively)."

www.NARA.gov
click on SEARCH
enter "St Albans" in the query box
select item #1

Select: NARA Microfilm relating to Canadian Admissions and Border Crossings;
Click on the blue link: By Way of Canada.......
The article is by Marian L. Smith and will explain exactly what the St
Alban's lists
are.

Personally, I found my Grandfather's ship and crossing information >from
Halifax to Detroit, MI. And this led me to the passenger ship list found
last summer in Salt Lake City. I never found anything in Canada, and felt
that I was at a dead end. The St Alban's records opened up a whole new world
for me. Many of my paternal relatives came across the Canadian border and
this became the most useful set of records for me, as it confirmed dates,
ship names and ultimately led me to the actual manifests and more valuable
information.

The reason it is known as the St Alban's list, is that St Alban, Vermont was
the FIRST port of landing. The ships then continued across the US/Canadian
border all the way to Seattle, Wa. So even if the immigrant "landed"
somewhere else along
the border, the name will appear as if they landed in St Alban, VT .

Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL


Re: Ferdinand & Isabella #general

Colin Plen
 

As usual when I want it it has disappeared. Yes, there is a book called
The Jews by Roger Peyrefitte. When it was published he was sued by many
gentiles who didn't like the fact that they were being accused of having
Jewish blood but the author won every case. I do not know if the book is
still in print but it makes worthwhile and fascinating reading. The
Kennedy family is included, the Bowes Lyons ( the Queen Mothers family)
the Adenauers, and others.
Colin Plen
Jewish genealogical Society Johannesburg


Re: 1492 #general

sallybru@...
 

First, Connie, the Inquisition did not target Jews-just baptized
Christians. The problem that the Spanish had was that they thought that
Jews prevented converts >from being Christians. We would say that those
baptized by coersion or force were not Christian, but once the holy water
hit the Christian Spanish considered them Christian. We would say that
they were continuing to believe Jewishly even having been 'baptized' and
were continuing to act Jewishly because of that. The Spanish called it
Judaizing and that was the Inquisition's concern.

So if Ferdinand's grandmother was a converted Jewess, she was a Christian
to the Spanish. No problem as long as she stopped acting like a Jew
(eating pork, not changing to clean clothes on Friday, etc.).

In 1492 Jews had to convert or leave.

Columbus' ancestry and personal beliefs are unknown. His family lived in
Genoa when he was little-there is some controversy as to whether he was
born there or not. He was supposed to have spoken Spanish and Portuguese
well but not Italian. He was a baptized Christian. Whether he was a Jew
by belief or ancestry we don't know.

This is especially important to me because 5th great grandmother was Madree
Columbo >from Pesaro.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Re: 1492 #general

Gene and Ellen Sucov <genellen@...>
 

Well Jake, I don't think we need to carry this too much further.
If the New Christians were above suspicion of being secret Jews
why were they investigated and secretly observed by the Inqisition?
Gene

A clarification: Marranos were Jews who converted to Christianity but
continued to practice their Judaism privately. Jews who converted to
Christianity and abandoned their Judaism were not marranos. They were
Christians to Christian Spain and the Inquisition.

-- Jake --


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ferdinand & Isabella #general

Colin Plen
 

As usual when I want it it has disappeared. Yes, there is a book called
The Jews by Roger Peyrefitte. When it was published he was sued by many
gentiles who didn't like the fact that they were being accused of having
Jewish blood but the author won every case. I do not know if the book is
still in print but it makes worthwhile and fascinating reading. The
Kennedy family is included, the Bowes Lyons ( the Queen Mothers family)
the Adenauers, and others.
Colin Plen
Jewish genealogical Society Johannesburg