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Montreal researcher (or magician) needed #general

Joyce Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

I don't know if what I have in mind is at all possible, which is why I
think I might need a magician instead of a researcher.

What I'd like to know is if any researcher in the Montreal area thinks
he or she can do the following: Using two addresses found in the
Montreal City Directory for 1913-15, would it be possible to figure out
which synagogue(s) the family might have attended and thus find the
birth registrations for children born during that period?

If you think this is possible, please answer privately with information
about fees, time, etc.

Joy Weaver
--
mail to: joyweave@erols.com

Poland (Zaklikow, Lublin): Blumberg, Fogiel, Rozenel./
Belarus (Brest, Grodno): Feinberg, Vilner, Greenberg.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Montreal researcher (or magician) needed #general

Joyce Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

I don't know if what I have in mind is at all possible, which is why I
think I might need a magician instead of a researcher.

What I'd like to know is if any researcher in the Montreal area thinks
he or she can do the following: Using two addresses found in the
Montreal City Directory for 1913-15, would it be possible to figure out
which synagogue(s) the family might have attended and thus find the
birth registrations for children born during that period?

If you think this is possible, please answer privately with information
about fees, time, etc.

Joy Weaver
--
mail to: joyweave@erols.com

Poland (Zaklikow, Lublin): Blumberg, Fogiel, Rozenel./
Belarus (Brest, Grodno): Feinberg, Vilner, Greenberg.


Re: Changing names - how was it done? #general

JGLois@...
 

Has anyone looked into how someone changed their name at the turn of the
century in the United States? Did our ancestors wake up one morning and
say I want an American name and just start calling themselves by their new
name?
Allan,

I cannot speak to the legality of the procedure but I can tell you about
my immigrant family in Philadelphia. My paternal grandfather had the
surname SOSNOVSKY upon immigration >from Ekaterinaslav in 1902.
Through the document trail and the city directories I found that the first
incarnation of the surname was SOSNOFFSKY or SASNOFFSKY.
Later it seesawed back and forth between SOSNOFFSKY and SOSNOFF.
Still later it flipped back and forth between SOSNOFF and SERNOFF.

My late father told me (and I think he believed) that his eldest brother
changed the family name to SERNOFF. When my father was naturalized
in 1928 he used the name SERNOFF and did not request a name change.
I later found that his eldest brother was not naturalized until 1940
and at that time he changed His name legally >from SOSNOFFSKY to SERNOFF.

Having traced many of the extended family through the city directories, I
find this scenario repeated over and over.

One of my grandmother's sisters was preceded in immigration by her husband,
Nuchem WISCHNAPOLSKY. He, being extremely fearful that the Tsar was
going to find him and pluck him back to Korsun, immediately took the name
of his wife's aunt and uncle. He adopted their surname, YOMPOLSKY, and
appears in the city directories as such, all the while sending for various
WISCHNAPOLSKY family members. When the YOMPOLSKY family eventually became
known as YOUNG (via the same - seemingly cavalier process) Nuchem also
became a YOUNG.

Although I have no proof to offer, it is my opinion that they did not
think (or realize) that they might not be complying with the law. I am
sure that my father did not. He was 11 mos. old upon immigration and had
little knowledge of the family history.


Lois Sernoff (technically Sosnovsky)
[Philadelphia, PA, USA]
<JGLois@aol.com>

Researching:
MEZHIRITZKY [MERITZ, MARRITZ, MARRITS] >from Korsun in Kiev Gub. to Phila.
SOSNOVSKY [SOSNOFSKY, SOSNOV - all spelling variations] >from Gorodishche
in Cherkassy uezd, Kiev Gub.-> Ekaterinoslav -> Philadelphia, PA or
anywhere.
FRIEDMAN >from Beltsy/Balti ["Bels" Bessarabia] Moldova to anywhere
KUSHNER [all spelling variations} >from Tomashpol and Yampol in Podolia Gub.
to anywhere


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Changing names - how was it done? #general

JGLois@...
 

Has anyone looked into how someone changed their name at the turn of the
century in the United States? Did our ancestors wake up one morning and
say I want an American name and just start calling themselves by their new
name?
Allan,

I cannot speak to the legality of the procedure but I can tell you about
my immigrant family in Philadelphia. My paternal grandfather had the
surname SOSNOVSKY upon immigration >from Ekaterinaslav in 1902.
Through the document trail and the city directories I found that the first
incarnation of the surname was SOSNOFFSKY or SASNOFFSKY.
Later it seesawed back and forth between SOSNOFFSKY and SOSNOFF.
Still later it flipped back and forth between SOSNOFF and SERNOFF.

My late father told me (and I think he believed) that his eldest brother
changed the family name to SERNOFF. When my father was naturalized
in 1928 he used the name SERNOFF and did not request a name change.
I later found that his eldest brother was not naturalized until 1940
and at that time he changed His name legally >from SOSNOFFSKY to SERNOFF.

Having traced many of the extended family through the city directories, I
find this scenario repeated over and over.

One of my grandmother's sisters was preceded in immigration by her husband,
Nuchem WISCHNAPOLSKY. He, being extremely fearful that the Tsar was
going to find him and pluck him back to Korsun, immediately took the name
of his wife's aunt and uncle. He adopted their surname, YOMPOLSKY, and
appears in the city directories as such, all the while sending for various
WISCHNAPOLSKY family members. When the YOMPOLSKY family eventually became
known as YOUNG (via the same - seemingly cavalier process) Nuchem also
became a YOUNG.

Although I have no proof to offer, it is my opinion that they did not
think (or realize) that they might not be complying with the law. I am
sure that my father did not. He was 11 mos. old upon immigration and had
little knowledge of the family history.


Lois Sernoff (technically Sosnovsky)
[Philadelphia, PA, USA]
<JGLois@aol.com>

Researching:
MEZHIRITZKY [MERITZ, MARRITZ, MARRITS] >from Korsun in Kiev Gub. to Phila.
SOSNOVSKY [SOSNOFSKY, SOSNOV - all spelling variations] >from Gorodishche
in Cherkassy uezd, Kiev Gub.-> Ekaterinoslav -> Philadelphia, PA or
anywhere.
FRIEDMAN >from Beltsy/Balti ["Bels" Bessarabia] Moldova to anywhere
KUSHNER [all spelling variations} >from Tomashpol and Yampol in Podolia Gub.
to anywhere


SZWARCBORT, Seirijai, Lithuania, Landsmen Association? #general

David Ehrens <david_ehrens@...>
 

I am trying to track down a person with the surname of ABIS? (possibly
Arnold) who helped my wife's grandfather and two brothers
(SZWARCBORT -> SHWARTZ) leave Seirijai, Lithuania sometime right
before the First World War. My wife's family ended up in New York,
then Massachusetts, and Mr. ABIS? is remembered to have lived in
Pennsylvania, possibly Reading or Harrisburg.

Does anyone know the name of a mutual aid society that may have helped
Landsmen >from Seirijai, Lithuania?

Regards,
David Ehrens


Re: Orsanno, Austria? #general

Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>
 

Denise Azbill (famaz@prodigy.net) was looking for "Orsanno", Austria,
found on an 1890 Hamburg emigration record.

I checked the 1910 List of Austrian and Hungarian Post Offices without
success. There were many placenames vaguely similar but none so close as
to suggest an obvious spelling mistake.

This directory has been filmed by the LDS (film number 897093).
It lists P.O.s in Austria and Hungary, trains carrying postal cars,
and external post offices in Middle Eastern countries.
The boundaries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were unchanged between
1867 and 1914.
The empire included parts of (later) Poland, Czechoslovakia, Jugoslavia
and the South Tyrol province of Italy (among others :-)
Most of the Habsburg territories in Northern Italy had already become
Italian in the wars of the 1860s.

The directory includes a useful cross reference of second language names.
This appears to be language neutral in the sense that if the office used
a primary German name, the Hungarian or Polish etc would be the alternate,
while an office named in Hungarian would give the German name as secondary.

--
Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada af877@freenet.carleton.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SZWARCBORT, Seirijai, Lithuania, Landsmen Association? #general

David Ehrens <david_ehrens@...>
 

I am trying to track down a person with the surname of ABIS? (possibly
Arnold) who helped my wife's grandfather and two brothers
(SZWARCBORT -> SHWARTZ) leave Seirijai, Lithuania sometime right
before the First World War. My wife's family ended up in New York,
then Massachusetts, and Mr. ABIS? is remembered to have lived in
Pennsylvania, possibly Reading or Harrisburg.

Does anyone know the name of a mutual aid society that may have helped
Landsmen >from Seirijai, Lithuania?

Regards,
David Ehrens


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Orsanno, Austria? #general

Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>
 

Denise Azbill (famaz@prodigy.net) was looking for "Orsanno", Austria,
found on an 1890 Hamburg emigration record.

I checked the 1910 List of Austrian and Hungarian Post Offices without
success. There were many placenames vaguely similar but none so close as
to suggest an obvious spelling mistake.

This directory has been filmed by the LDS (film number 897093).
It lists P.O.s in Austria and Hungary, trains carrying postal cars,
and external post offices in Middle Eastern countries.
The boundaries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were unchanged between
1867 and 1914.
The empire included parts of (later) Poland, Czechoslovakia, Jugoslavia
and the South Tyrol province of Italy (among others :-)
Most of the Habsburg territories in Northern Italy had already become
Italian in the wars of the 1860s.

The directory includes a useful cross reference of second language names.
This appears to be language neutral in the sense that if the office used
a primary German name, the Hungarian or Polish etc would be the alternate,
while an office named in Hungarian would give the German name as secondary.

--
Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada af877@freenet.carleton.ca


Gesher Galicia Welcomes New Editor #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

I am happy to announce that Edward Goldstein has volunteered to serve as
Editor of The Galitzianer newsletter. A member of Gesher Galicia since
June 1999, Ed brings to The Galitzianer his editorial skills and
experience, having previously edited three newsletters for non-profit
organizations. He has many ideas and looks forward to continuing our
tradition of publishing a quality, professional newsletter. Ed is
pleased to join the Gesher Galicia Steering Committee as a voting member
and will be most grateful for support >from the membership.

A native of Stanislawow, Poland (now Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine), Ed moved
to Germany as a child, then lived in London before emigrating to the
U.S. where he lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, in New York, and in New
Jersey. Ed served in the U.S. Army >from 1944-48 and >from 1950-52. A
retired executive of AT&T, he now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts,

Ed fondly remembers his visit back to Galicia at the time of his Bar
Mitzvah, meeting members of his GOLDSTEIN, NUSSBAUM, and KNOLL
families. He has researched several branches of his family in a variety
of countries.

Ed has already begun working on the delayed issue of The Galitzianer and
asks that we give him some time to put the newletter together. He
assures us that it is coming!!

A very warm welcome to Ed! We wish you well as Editor of The
Galitzianer!

Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@starpower.net

cc: Edward Goldstein <e.goldstein@ieee.org>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia Welcomes New Editor #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

I am happy to announce that Edward Goldstein has volunteered to serve as
Editor of The Galitzianer newsletter. A member of Gesher Galicia since
June 1999, Ed brings to The Galitzianer his editorial skills and
experience, having previously edited three newsletters for non-profit
organizations. He has many ideas and looks forward to continuing our
tradition of publishing a quality, professional newsletter. Ed is
pleased to join the Gesher Galicia Steering Committee as a voting member
and will be most grateful for support >from the membership.

A native of Stanislawow, Poland (now Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine), Ed moved
to Germany as a child, then lived in London before emigrating to the
U.S. where he lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, in New York, and in New
Jersey. Ed served in the U.S. Army >from 1944-48 and >from 1950-52. A
retired executive of AT&T, he now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts,

Ed fondly remembers his visit back to Galicia at the time of his Bar
Mitzvah, meeting members of his GOLDSTEIN, NUSSBAUM, and KNOLL
families. He has researched several branches of his family in a variety
of countries.

Ed has already begun working on the delayed issue of The Galitzianer and
asks that we give him some time to put the newletter together. He
assures us that it is coming!!

A very warm welcome to Ed! We wish you well as Editor of The
Galitzianer!

Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@starpower.net

cc: Edward Goldstein <e.goldstein@ieee.org>


Re: Belchatow #poland

Steve Levine <gen_news@...>
 

Just a note of (minor?) interest. In Western Massachusetts there's a town by the
name of "Belchertown." Was it named for crude Mr. Belcher, for a factory
smokestack, or, possibly, as a corruption of "Belchatow"?

Warm regards for '01.

Steve Levine
West Hartford, CT


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Belchatow #poland

Steve Levine <gen_news@...>
 

Just a note of (minor?) interest. In Western Massachusetts there's a town by the
name of "Belchertown." Was it named for crude Mr. Belcher, for a factory
smokestack, or, possibly, as a corruption of "Belchatow"?

Warm regards for '01.

Steve Levine
West Hartford, CT


PRASNISH/MORTKI & CERICE TAPAROV #general

Rlberliner@...
 

I have just come across a Russian document that add the above surnames
to my search list. It shows other names of LEYDON ECLAIR (sp?) and
belonged to a cousin whose name was changed to GOLDSTEIN upon arriving
in London.

The names are not listed in JGFF or FTJP.

TIA for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA U.S.A.
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching:
LEAF/LIEBERMAN/AIN/SHENKIN/LIFSCHITZ >from Bialystok & Zvistrich PO/Russia to
NY to Savannah)
BERLINER/SIDLER/STEIN(>from Ostrolenka to NY to Savannah)
ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN/PRASNISH/TAPAROV (>from PO /RUSSIA to
London toBaltimore)


new genealogy website facility #general

Harvey Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

Check out this new website produced by the Jewish Chronicle in London:

www.thejc.com

and try the Family Ties section





Harvey L Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland


KAPLAN,FINE,FAIN,FEIN,FAYN,BARSD - Keidan, Ariogala, Josvainiai,Lithuania
FELMAN,MILLER,ROSENBLOOM - Kamenets-Podolsk,Ukraine
TROPP,STORCH - Kolbuszowa,Galicia
LINDERMAN,SCHLACKMAN -Plotzk,Poland


ZEIDERMAN or ZEIDERMANN Family #general

Michael London <mycroft@...>
 

Could anyone please advise me about the origins of the ZEIDERMAN family.

My late mother was Sarah M Zeiderman. She was one of ten children born to
Mark and Milly Zeiderman. Her date of birth was 27 January 1905. She and
her two sisters, Lilly and Anita, emigrated to South Africa in the 1920s.
The family moved to Manchester at the outset of World War 1. They were
also know as Marks.

One sister went to Canada where she died many years ago. Her brothers were
Harry, Jack and Morry. Morry had a son who becam a commercial artist. Jack
served in the army during WW1 and was badly wounded and taked prisoner.

Thanking you in advance,

Michael London


Searching Max and Ida HELD #general

Edward Andelman <andelman@...>
 

Dear Group,

I am searching for any info/descendants of Max HELD, wife Ida BLITZER.
Max owned a woman's waist/blouse factory, NYC, early 1900s. I believe
they had several children and may have lived in Brooklyn.

Thank you for any help,

Jeanne Blitzer Andelman
andelman@oh.verio.com
Cleveland, OH
Researching:
Mielnitza/Mielnica, Galicia, Austria, now Mel'nitza
Podolskaya,Ukraine--FLEISCHMAN, REITER, BLITZER, ZUKER-REINSTEIN
Tarnapol/Ternopil--FLEISCHMAN, REITER
Kudrynce, Bukovina, Austria, now Kudrintsy, Ukraine--REINSTEIN,
ZUKER,BLITZER


RADGIFF / STONE #general

Mike Ross (Perth, Western Australia) <nister@...>
 

Searching for information on, or family of, Marian Willis STONE (nee
RADGIFF) born in USA 1920s.

Her mother, Francis RADGIFF, was 1st cousin to Fanny Lipschitz (my
grandmother) who lived in S Africa in the early part of 20th century

Please reply to nister@cygnus.uwa.edu.au

Melody Ross


SHER ,SHARE or SARE #general

steve share <srs16@...>
 

Ancestry is >from Vilkija or Vilki in Lithuania. Anyone with similiar
ancestry please contact me.

Thank you.

Steve Share
Highland Park,Illinois USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PRASNISH/MORTKI & CERICE TAPAROV #general

Rlberliner@...
 

I have just come across a Russian document that add the above surnames
to my search list. It shows other names of LEYDON ECLAIR (sp?) and
belonged to a cousin whose name was changed to GOLDSTEIN upon arriving
in London.

The names are not listed in JGFF or FTJP.

TIA for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah GA U.S.A.
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching:
LEAF/LIEBERMAN/AIN/SHENKIN/LIFSCHITZ >from Bialystok & Zvistrich PO/Russia to
NY to Savannah)
BERLINER/SIDLER/STEIN(>from Ostrolenka to NY to Savannah)
ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN/PRASNISH/TAPAROV (>from PO /RUSSIA to
London toBaltimore)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen new genealogy website facility #general

Harvey Kaplan <harvey@...>
 

Check out this new website produced by the Jewish Chronicle in London:

www.thejc.com

and try the Family Ties section





Harvey L Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland


KAPLAN,FINE,FAIN,FEIN,FAYN,BARSD - Keidan, Ariogala, Josvainiai,Lithuania
FELMAN,MILLER,ROSENBLOOM - Kamenets-Podolsk,Ukraine
TROPP,STORCH - Kolbuszowa,Galicia
LINDERMAN,SCHLACKMAN -Plotzk,Poland