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funeral homes; mortuaries #general

Merrill Paletz <mpaletz@...>
 

What kind of information can you get >from them that you can't find
elsewhere?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen funeral homes; mortuaries #general

Merrill Paletz <mpaletz@...>
 

What kind of information can you get >from them that you can't find
elsewhere?


Re: Where is Polonia? #general

Gene and Ellen Sucov <genellen@...>
 

Dear Linda,
Yours is not a unique problem. When I was searching for my
grandfather's home village, Gorodetz, it turned out there were over 100
villages with that name. It means "small town". So, I needed to use other
clues to locate the one Gorodetz that I thought belonged to my family.
Some of the clues that I used were: which one was closest to Bialystok,
the town my father was born in; which one was closest to Poland; which one
had my family name in its archives. It takes a lot of time and money to
run down these clues, but, ultimately it's worth it when you get a direct
hit.
Keep searching. I wish you success.
Gene Sucov, Pittsburgh JGS, searching for
SUCHOWCZYCKI, Horodetz-Bialystok-US
SHLAFMITZ, Zaremby-Koscielne-US

----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Altman <southernexotics@mindspring.com>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 10:40 PM
Subject: Where is Polonia?
On my husband's grandmother's SS-5 form, she lists her place of Birth as
Polonia, Russia.She came to the US >from Odessa at age 10.My question is
where is Polonia? I have come up with the following cities based on Gary
Mokotoffs book Where Once We Walked,but no exact hits. Any Ideas? I have
Polona which is Polonnoye in the Ukraine;Polana which is Polyana; Pologna
which is Palanga in Lithuania; Poljana which is one of many places in Cz.
Or am I way off here? She always said that she was >from Russia,
unfortunatly she has passed away,so now we can'task her forclarification.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Linda Altman
mailto:southernexotics@mindspring.com
Currently researching:
CYBULA, CYBULAK, CYBULJA in Zambrow, Poland.
SZABAS, SHABBAS, in Wysockie-Mazovieckie, Poland.
WISNEVETSKY, in Poland.LIEBERMAN, in Romania.
KRIEDBERG/KRIEDE, WEINSTEIN, >from Odessa Ukraine.
WEINSTEIN, >from Polonia(?) Russia/Ukraine.
SHAPIRO in US and London, England.SMITH in NY/USA.
mailto:southernexotics@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Polonia? #general

Gene and Ellen Sucov <genellen@...>
 

Dear Linda,
Yours is not a unique problem. When I was searching for my
grandfather's home village, Gorodetz, it turned out there were over 100
villages with that name. It means "small town". So, I needed to use other
clues to locate the one Gorodetz that I thought belonged to my family.
Some of the clues that I used were: which one was closest to Bialystok,
the town my father was born in; which one was closest to Poland; which one
had my family name in its archives. It takes a lot of time and money to
run down these clues, but, ultimately it's worth it when you get a direct
hit.
Keep searching. I wish you success.
Gene Sucov, Pittsburgh JGS, searching for
SUCHOWCZYCKI, Horodetz-Bialystok-US
SHLAFMITZ, Zaremby-Koscielne-US

----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Altman <southernexotics@mindspring.com>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 10:40 PM
Subject: Where is Polonia?
On my husband's grandmother's SS-5 form, she lists her place of Birth as
Polonia, Russia.She came to the US >from Odessa at age 10.My question is
where is Polonia? I have come up with the following cities based on Gary
Mokotoffs book Where Once We Walked,but no exact hits. Any Ideas? I have
Polona which is Polonnoye in the Ukraine;Polana which is Polyana; Pologna
which is Palanga in Lithuania; Poljana which is one of many places in Cz.
Or am I way off here? She always said that she was >from Russia,
unfortunatly she has passed away,so now we can'task her forclarification.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Linda Altman
mailto:southernexotics@mindspring.com
Currently researching:
CYBULA, CYBULAK, CYBULJA in Zambrow, Poland.
SZABAS, SHABBAS, in Wysockie-Mazovieckie, Poland.
WISNEVETSKY, in Poland.LIEBERMAN, in Romania.
KRIEDBERG/KRIEDE, WEINSTEIN, >from Odessa Ukraine.
WEINSTEIN, >from Polonia(?) Russia/Ukraine.
SHAPIRO in US and London, England.SMITH in NY/USA.
mailto:southernexotics@mindspring.com


Re: Portals: Trivia #belarus

Joyce Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

This is great stuff, Jack.

In contrast, I've been re-reading a book I read about 25 years ago:
"Poor Cousins" by Ande Manners. This is about Russian Jews coming
to America and emphasizes meals of damp black bread, spoiled meat,
etc. and deck floors never washed until the day before landing, when
they'd be inspected.

I wonder if some of the folks on this list who have family stories
might comment on what the conditions actually were for steerage
passengers in the years >from 1881 to 1924.

Joy Weaver

---------------------------
"Jack R. Braverman" wrote:
...snip...
from 1897 thru 1907 the Hamburg-Amerika Line held the "Blue Ribbon"
for the fastest trans-Atlantic runs. At the time in the early years
of the great steam-driven ships, there was a certain factor of national
pride involved with possessing this award. England was a tad jealous,
and the competition to build ever faster ships was intense.
...snip...
----------------------------


Kapizhnitze Rebbe of Bukowina #general

Jane Reifer <cluttercontrol@...>
 

Hello,

I'm wondering whether anyone's ever heard of the "Kapizhnitze" Rebbe
(I'm sure I've massacred the spelling).

In 1905, the Sadagorer Rebbe gave an amulet to my greatgrandmother, Etie
Ruchel REISCH, which resulted in my grandfather's birth, and the
Kapizhnitze Rebbe was the one who named my grandfather, Pinchas REIFER.
I would love to know what area he livd in, what he was known for, etc.

Thanks for any help you can give,

Jane Ehrlich Reifer
Fullerton, California, USA

Researching: REIFER (Banilov, Davidovka, Monastyriska, Roshch,
Vizhnitsa, Storozhinets, Chernivtsi [all in Ukraine], Israel, USA);
REISCH (Revna & Chernivtsi, Ukraine);ROESSLER/RESSLER (Chernivtsi &
Stetsova, Ukraine, USA);HOROWITZ (Horodenka, Stetsova & Chernivtsi [all in
Ukraine], USA);SPASSER (Panka & Storozhinets, Ukraine);HERZ, DAVIDSON,
SCHOEN (Hungary, USA);EHRLICH (Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Vienna Austria,USA)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Portals: Trivia #belarus

Joyce Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

This is great stuff, Jack.

In contrast, I've been re-reading a book I read about 25 years ago:
"Poor Cousins" by Ande Manners. This is about Russian Jews coming
to America and emphasizes meals of damp black bread, spoiled meat,
etc. and deck floors never washed until the day before landing, when
they'd be inspected.

I wonder if some of the folks on this list who have family stories
might comment on what the conditions actually were for steerage
passengers in the years >from 1881 to 1924.

Joy Weaver

---------------------------
"Jack R. Braverman" wrote:
...snip...
from 1897 thru 1907 the Hamburg-Amerika Line held the "Blue Ribbon"
for the fastest trans-Atlantic runs. At the time in the early years
of the great steam-driven ships, there was a certain factor of national
pride involved with possessing this award. England was a tad jealous,
and the competition to build ever faster ships was intense.
...snip...
----------------------------


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kapizhnitze Rebbe of Bukowina #general

Jane Reifer <cluttercontrol@...>
 

Hello,

I'm wondering whether anyone's ever heard of the "Kapizhnitze" Rebbe
(I'm sure I've massacred the spelling).

In 1905, the Sadagorer Rebbe gave an amulet to my greatgrandmother, Etie
Ruchel REISCH, which resulted in my grandfather's birth, and the
Kapizhnitze Rebbe was the one who named my grandfather, Pinchas REIFER.
I would love to know what area he livd in, what he was known for, etc.

Thanks for any help you can give,

Jane Ehrlich Reifer
Fullerton, California, USA

Researching: REIFER (Banilov, Davidovka, Monastyriska, Roshch,
Vizhnitsa, Storozhinets, Chernivtsi [all in Ukraine], Israel, USA);
REISCH (Revna & Chernivtsi, Ukraine);ROESSLER/RESSLER (Chernivtsi &
Stetsova, Ukraine, USA);HOROWITZ (Horodenka, Stetsova & Chernivtsi [all in
Ukraine], USA);SPASSER (Panka & Storozhinets, Ukraine);HERZ, DAVIDSON,
SCHOEN (Hungary, USA);EHRLICH (Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Vienna Austria,USA)


Drohibitzer Chevra Landsmanshaft: Mount Zion Cem. in NY #general

Steve Axelrath <saxelrat@...>
 

My grandfather, Samuel AXELRATH, is buried in the Drohibitzer Chevra
Landsmanshaft in Mount Zion cemetery in Maspeth, Long Island, New York.
He died in 1902.
Sam was >from Skole in Galicia. Skole is a smallish town, fairly
close to the city of Drohibitz which itself is near Boryslaw and Stryj.
(The spellings are close, I hope.) The cemetery plot may have been
affiliated with the Galicianer Shul which, I assume, was on the Lower
East Side of Manhattan.
A few questions:
Does anyone know if this landsmanshaft (or its records) continue
to exist?
Does anyone know what the word "Chevra" means?
Does anyone know what synagogue would have been called the
Galicianer Shul, and where it would have been located?

Thanks.

Steve Axelrath
Littleton, Colorado


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Drohibitzer Chevra Landsmanshaft: Mount Zion Cem. in NY #general

Steve Axelrath <saxelrat@...>
 

My grandfather, Samuel AXELRATH, is buried in the Drohibitzer Chevra
Landsmanshaft in Mount Zion cemetery in Maspeth, Long Island, New York.
He died in 1902.
Sam was >from Skole in Galicia. Skole is a smallish town, fairly
close to the city of Drohibitz which itself is near Boryslaw and Stryj.
(The spellings are close, I hope.) The cemetery plot may have been
affiliated with the Galicianer Shul which, I assume, was on the Lower
East Side of Manhattan.
A few questions:
Does anyone know if this landsmanshaft (or its records) continue
to exist?
Does anyone know what the word "Chevra" means?
Does anyone know what synagogue would have been called the
Galicianer Shul, and where it would have been located?

Thanks.

Steve Axelrath
Littleton, Colorado


Passover Specials now online #galicia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

With ground hog day behind us, can Passover be very far in the future?

Our JewishGenMall Managers have put together an outstanding compliment of
Passover specials, not the least of which is the famous "A Survivor's
Hagadah", originally published in a limited edition but now available in
greater supply. Originally written in the winter of 1945-46, Holocaust
survivors in displaced persons camps around Munich created an
extraordinary illustrated haggadah in preparation for the first Passover
after liberation. Bold illustrations vividly associate the Exodus with the
liberation >from Nazi horror.

In addition there is also a variety of hagadahs on CD-Rom for both Windows
and Macintosh systems.

Even the rugrats get into the act...."A Rugrats Passover" as well as
several other Passover videos suitable for young children as well as
adolescents.

There are beautiful gift items including Chagall: Love and the Stage
1914-1922

There is something for everyone, gifts for youngsters and their
grandparents, but you must order early to ensure delivery in time for
Passover. Passover Specials can be accessed at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall> in two sections, Browse Mall or
Specials.

We welcome your visit and just want to remind you that all purchases in the
MALL help JewishGen meet our Operations budget. Many thanks in advance for
your support.

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Passover Specials now online #galicia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

With ground hog day behind us, can Passover be very far in the future?

Our JewishGenMall Managers have put together an outstanding compliment of
Passover specials, not the least of which is the famous "A Survivor's
Hagadah", originally published in a limited edition but now available in
greater supply. Originally written in the winter of 1945-46, Holocaust
survivors in displaced persons camps around Munich created an
extraordinary illustrated haggadah in preparation for the first Passover
after liberation. Bold illustrations vividly associate the Exodus with the
liberation >from Nazi horror.

In addition there is also a variety of hagadahs on CD-Rom for both Windows
and Macintosh systems.

Even the rugrats get into the act...."A Rugrats Passover" as well as
several other Passover videos suitable for young children as well as
adolescents.

There are beautiful gift items including Chagall: Love and the Stage
1914-1922

There is something for everyone, gifts for youngsters and their
grandparents, but you must order early to ensure delivery in time for
Passover. Passover Specials can be accessed at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall> in two sections, Browse Mall or
Specials.

We welcome your visit and just want to remind you that all purchases in the
MALL help JewishGen meet our Operations budget. Many thanks in advance for
your support.

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations


Help finding a Polish village #galicia

Merlinor@...
 

I have been trying for 2 years now to find the village my grandfather came
from. It was in Galicia, supposedly within 20 kilometers of Krakow. It
is a village named "Bajestic" or "Britchik". The spelling is not
correct, but is how they sound. The family name is GRABKOWITZ, which
also seems to be an extremely rare name. I have found a couple of
Grabkowitz' list in the birth and death listings for Tarnow, but have not
had a chance to look further into them yet, but the names do not recur in
my family, so I have a feeling they may be distantly related somehow.
Also, the family that remained in Poland, perished in the Holocaust.

Thank you for any help or leads

Randy Merlino
New Jersey

Also searching for: KAPLAN, ORNER, LUBAN


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Help finding a Polish village #galicia

Merlinor@...
 

I have been trying for 2 years now to find the village my grandfather came
from. It was in Galicia, supposedly within 20 kilometers of Krakow. It
is a village named "Bajestic" or "Britchik". The spelling is not
correct, but is how they sound. The family name is GRABKOWITZ, which
also seems to be an extremely rare name. I have found a couple of
Grabkowitz' list in the birth and death listings for Tarnow, but have not
had a chance to look further into them yet, but the names do not recur in
my family, so I have a feeling they may be distantly related somehow.
Also, the family that remained in Poland, perished in the Holocaust.

Thank you for any help or leads

Randy Merlino
New Jersey

Also searching for: KAPLAN, ORNER, LUBAN


Re: Information (Yiddish Chicken) #galicia

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 2/12/01 2:27:40 PM, Maida Dacher writes:

<<Does anyone know the Yiddish work for Chicken?>>

(Di) Hun

Bob Weiss in Northridge
RWeissJGS

[Diminuative form = "hindale"
--Moderator]


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Information (Yiddish Chicken) #galicia

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 2/12/01 2:27:40 PM, Maida Dacher writes:

<<Does anyone know the Yiddish work for Chicken?>>

(Di) Hun

Bob Weiss in Northridge
RWeissJGS

[Diminuative form = "hindale"
--Moderator]


Re: military service/cannon fodder #belarus

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

I don't know of a relative who learned a trade in the army, but I do have
one whose draft was deferred until he was almost 20 because he was a
student learning to become a Railway techinician. About 4 months after
receiving his 'certficate' he was drafted into a railway engineering
division. His cousins not pursuing advanced training were registered for
the draft at ages 12-14. I suspect engineering divs. of the army were a
different grade of cannon fodder.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: military service/cannon fodder #belarus

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

I don't know of a relative who learned a trade in the army, but I do have
one whose draft was deferred until he was almost 20 because he was a
student learning to become a Railway techinician. About 4 months after
receiving his 'certficate' he was drafted into a railway engineering
division. His cousins not pursuing advanced training were registered for
the draft at ages 12-14. I suspect engineering divs. of the army were a
different grade of cannon fodder.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Zwerka #galicia

Maida Dacher
 

Has anyone ever heard of the name Zwerka? I have checked Where once we
Walked, and the Shtetl finder and cannot find it. I had some research work
done and it was after one of the surnames. The family came >from Trembowla,
Tarnopol, and Mikulincie.

Maida Dacher


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Zwerka #galicia

Maida Dacher
 

Has anyone ever heard of the name Zwerka? I have checked Where once we
Walked, and the Shtetl finder and cannot find it. I had some research work
done and it was after one of the surnames. The family came >from Trembowla,
Tarnopol, and Mikulincie.

Maida Dacher