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Re: Nathan GELFAND, Sidney GELFAND, Ethel WEXLER #general

Errol Feldman <boaz@...>
 

There is a huge famil of GELFANDS in Montreal, Quebec....
Errol Feldman

From: "Howard S. Cohen" <howiedds@earthlink.net>

Nathan, Sidney, Ethel Gelfand Wexler were the children of a mother whose
maiden name was Alenik. They were >from Sharon Pennsylvania and Youngstown
Ohio. Nathan died in 2/1981 in Ca.? and Ethel married Leo Wexler and
lived in Cleveland. Her son's name may have been Arnold. Please help me
find this remaining branch of my great grandfather's family.


Thank You #general

ctf-vif@...
 

I try to remember to thank everyone personally when I reply to them, but
sometimes I have only a small amount of time and a lot of e-mail to read.

I thought, however, that I would take a moment to thank anyone that I have
not already thanked. I still don't have any real answers, but I do have
more ideas to try.

I plan to try to put a couple of other pictures on my website:
http://communities.msn.com/DixieVixensGenealogicalResearch
and possibly make some connections.

This is a new millennium and I have vowed to not let the secrets of the
past bind the children of the future as my ancestors have done.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, GA, USA
ctf-vif@mindspring.com
dixievixen@msn.com


View of village (VM250) #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I have posted on Viewmate (VM 250) a postcard picture I picked up
recently which says Makovskiy - does anyone recognize this
scene? I am interested in the town of Makow Mazowiecki called
Makova by people who came >from there when it was within Lomza
Gubernia north of Warsaw.

Paul Silverstone
New York
reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: The postcard can be viewed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/toview.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Nathan GELFAND, Sidney GELFAND, Ethel WEXLER #general

Errol Feldman <boaz@...>
 

There is a huge famil of GELFANDS in Montreal, Quebec....
Errol Feldman

From: "Howard S. Cohen" <howiedds@earthlink.net>

Nathan, Sidney, Ethel Gelfand Wexler were the children of a mother whose
maiden name was Alenik. They were >from Sharon Pennsylvania and Youngstown
Ohio. Nathan died in 2/1981 in Ca.? and Ethel married Leo Wexler and
lived in Cleveland. Her son's name may have been Arnold. Please help me
find this remaining branch of my great grandfather's family.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank You #general

ctf-vif@...
 

I try to remember to thank everyone personally when I reply to them, but
sometimes I have only a small amount of time and a lot of e-mail to read.

I thought, however, that I would take a moment to thank anyone that I have
not already thanked. I still don't have any real answers, but I do have
more ideas to try.

I plan to try to put a couple of other pictures on my website:
http://communities.msn.com/DixieVixensGenealogicalResearch
and possibly make some connections.

This is a new millennium and I have vowed to not let the secrets of the
past bind the children of the future as my ancestors have done.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, GA, USA
ctf-vif@mindspring.com
dixievixen@msn.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen View of village (VM250) #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I have posted on Viewmate (VM 250) a postcard picture I picked up
recently which says Makovskiy - does anyone recognize this
scene? I am interested in the town of Makow Mazowiecki called
Makova by people who came >from there when it was within Lomza
Gubernia north of Warsaw.

Paul Silverstone
New York
reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: The postcard can be viewed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/toview.html


New shtetlinks site for Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankvosk! #general

Denise Azbill <famaz@...>
 

Ivano Frankivsk (Stanislawow) ShtetLinks Site

Due to great effort on the part of Susannah Juni, a new ShtetLinks site
has been launched for the city now known as Ivano Frankivsk, formerly
Stanislawow, Stanislau, or Stanisle. You can go there directly by
clicking on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/juni/stanislawow

or by going to the ShtetLinks Home Page at www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/
and clicking on Ukraine, and then Ivano Frankivsk. Stanislawow was a
large city of more than 100,000 residents, including a thriving Jewish
community of 25-30,000 people.

At this time, the site is still a work in progress, but there are great
maps of the area, and many wonderful photographs. We have over 100
researchers who have asked to have their surnames of interest posted on
the researcher's page. Have a look! You never know-you may have
ancestors who lived in Stanislawow or nearby environs, such as Mariampol,
Jezupol, Knihinin and the Knihinin colonie, Mykietynce, Zagwozdz,
Paniczna, Tumierz, Halicz, Pobierce, and many other shtetls.

If you have a question regarding whether or not a shtetl is in the
administrative district of Stanislawow, please contact Denise Azbill, at
Famaz@prodigy.net

Exciting news for the near future! Susannah has traveled throughout the
region, and we have a database of literally thousands of records of data,
including photographs both old new, documenting Jewish life in Stanislawow
(Ivano Frankivsk). We are currently working with a database specialist to
enable you to view all of this data, including many more Photo Highlights,
from the website. (The current release of the website contains only a small
sampling of photographs, as well as research sources, links, maps, etc.)
Please check back later in the year! (Targeted for around July, 2001...)
Some of the data was provided by other researchers, and if you have data
you'd like to contribute, please contact me later this year, as there will
eventually be a mechanism for people to donate more data to the project.

Volunteers are needed to help submit and computerize data for the SIF
website on ShtetLinks. If you can help, please send an email to Denise
Azbill famaz@prodigy.net No special skills required.

Many, many thanks are due Susannah. She has created a wonderful site, and
we invite you all to visit.

Sincerely,
Denise Azbill


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New shtetlinks site for Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankvosk! #general

Denise Azbill <famaz@...>
 

Ivano Frankivsk (Stanislawow) ShtetLinks Site

Due to great effort on the part of Susannah Juni, a new ShtetLinks site
has been launched for the city now known as Ivano Frankivsk, formerly
Stanislawow, Stanislau, or Stanisle. You can go there directly by
clicking on:
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/juni/stanislawow

or by going to the ShtetLinks Home Page at www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/
and clicking on Ukraine, and then Ivano Frankivsk. Stanislawow was a
large city of more than 100,000 residents, including a thriving Jewish
community of 25-30,000 people.

At this time, the site is still a work in progress, but there are great
maps of the area, and many wonderful photographs. We have over 100
researchers who have asked to have their surnames of interest posted on
the researcher's page. Have a look! You never know-you may have
ancestors who lived in Stanislawow or nearby environs, such as Mariampol,
Jezupol, Knihinin and the Knihinin colonie, Mykietynce, Zagwozdz,
Paniczna, Tumierz, Halicz, Pobierce, and many other shtetls.

If you have a question regarding whether or not a shtetl is in the
administrative district of Stanislawow, please contact Denise Azbill, at
Famaz@prodigy.net

Exciting news for the near future! Susannah has traveled throughout the
region, and we have a database of literally thousands of records of data,
including photographs both old new, documenting Jewish life in Stanislawow
(Ivano Frankivsk). We are currently working with a database specialist to
enable you to view all of this data, including many more Photo Highlights,
from the website. (The current release of the website contains only a small
sampling of photographs, as well as research sources, links, maps, etc.)
Please check back later in the year! (Targeted for around July, 2001...)
Some of the data was provided by other researchers, and if you have data
you'd like to contribute, please contact me later this year, as there will
eventually be a mechanism for people to donate more data to the project.

Volunteers are needed to help submit and computerize data for the SIF
website on ShtetLinks. If you can help, please send an email to Denise
Azbill famaz@prodigy.net No special skills required.

Many, many thanks are due Susannah. She has created a wonderful site, and
we invite you all to visit.

Sincerely,
Denise Azbill


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

Ron Goldman
 

On January 6,2001 Allan Jordan asked:

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?
In my family, my mgf actually went to Court (Supreme Court, State of NY)
in 1918, some 20 years after having arrived in the US, and 12 years after
his Naturalization to petition legally for a surname change, which
included his wife and minor children, one of whom was my mother.

I have the papers on this, and it appears that he had a hearing on
4/15/1918 (having previously entered his petition) and that the name
change officially went into effect on 5/29/1918.

Ron Goldman, FL.
preshtek@gate.net


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

Ron Goldman
 

On January 6,2001 Allan Jordan asked:

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?
In my family, my mgf actually went to Court (Supreme Court, State of NY)
in 1918, some 20 years after having arrived in the US, and 12 years after
his Naturalization to petition legally for a surname change, which
included his wife and minor children, one of whom was my mother.

I have the papers on this, and it appears that he had a hearing on
4/15/1918 (having previously entered his petition) and that the name
change officially went into effect on 5/29/1918.

Ron Goldman, FL.
preshtek@gate.net


Re: Tarnoruda #galicia

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Thanks for the note, Israel.

It was my understanding that only three nice Galitzyaners are searching for
the roots in Tarnoruda, as this is stated in Suchostav Research Group.
Is there any particular reasons that nice Galitzyaners are avoiding JGFF?

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor
mailto: a.sharon@home.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "IsraelP" <zach4v6@actcom.co.il>
To: <galicia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <b4kids@earthlink.net>; "Alexander Sharon" <a.sharon@home.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 9:10 AM
Subject: Tarnoruda


Alexander Sharon writes as follows:
Currently Tarnoruda is included in Suchostav Regional Research Group
cluster
of shtetls (SRRG). According to the records, only three members of SRRG:
yourself, Renate Rosenblatt and Kathy Wallach are searching for
Tarnoruda
roots. I believe that your research abilities will be improved if you
will
introduce your ancestral names to the JGFF database. Currently
Tarnorud(k)a
is not even listed in JGFF system.
There are others among us with an interest in Tarnoruda, even if we have
not
registered that interest with JGFF. There are Pikholz families >from many
of
the Skalat-area towns. There is one >from Tarnoruda, married to a
Fainstein,
connected to the Pikholz family of Rita Margolies.

Alexander continues:
In Turowka
M.WALLACH, mill owner (Kathy Wallach search), N.PIKHOLZ, Foodstore
owner
(Israel Pikholtz search)
I have not seen that reference before, but Rita's relative >from Tarnoruda
was Nuta Pikholz, so I shall assume this is the person you mention.

Israel Pickholtz


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Tarnoruda #galicia

Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Thanks for the note, Israel.

It was my understanding that only three nice Galitzyaners are searching for
the roots in Tarnoruda, as this is stated in Suchostav Research Group.
Is there any particular reasons that nice Galitzyaners are avoiding JGFF?

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor
mailto: a.sharon@home.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "IsraelP" <zach4v6@actcom.co.il>
To: <galicia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <b4kids@earthlink.net>; "Alexander Sharon" <a.sharon@home.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 9:10 AM
Subject: Tarnoruda


Alexander Sharon writes as follows:
Currently Tarnoruda is included in Suchostav Regional Research Group
cluster
of shtetls (SRRG). According to the records, only three members of SRRG:
yourself, Renate Rosenblatt and Kathy Wallach are searching for
Tarnoruda
roots. I believe that your research abilities will be improved if you
will
introduce your ancestral names to the JGFF database. Currently
Tarnorud(k)a
is not even listed in JGFF system.
There are others among us with an interest in Tarnoruda, even if we have
not
registered that interest with JGFF. There are Pikholz families >from many
of
the Skalat-area towns. There is one >from Tarnoruda, married to a
Fainstein,
connected to the Pikholz family of Rita Margolies.

Alexander continues:
In Turowka
M.WALLACH, mill owner (Kathy Wallach search), N.PIKHOLZ, Foodstore
owner
(Israel Pikholtz search)
I have not seen that reference before, but Rita's relative >from Tarnoruda
was Nuta Pikholz, so I shall assume this is the person you mention.

Israel Pickholtz


Tarnoruda #galicia

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Alexander Sharon writes as follows:
Currently Tarnoruda is included in Suchostav Regional Research Group
cluster
of shtetls (SRRG). According to the records, only three members of SRRG:
yourself, Renate Rosenblatt and Kathy Wallach are searching for Tarnoruda
roots. I believe that your research abilities will be improved if you will
introduce your ancestral names to the JGFF database. Currently
Tarnorud(k)a
is not even listed in JGFF system.
There are others among us with an interest in Tarnoruda, even if we have not
registered that interest with JGFF. There are Pikholz families >from many of
the Skalat-area towns. There is one >from Tarnoruda, married to a Fainstein,
connected to the Pikholz family of Rita Margolies.

Alexander continues:
In Turowka
M.WALLACH, mill owner (Kathy Wallach search), N.PIKHOLZ, Foodstore
owner
(Israel Pikholtz search)
I have not seen that reference before, but Rita's relative >from Tarnoruda
was Nuta Pikholz, so I shall assume this is the person you mention.

Israel Pickholtz


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Tarnoruda #galicia

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Alexander Sharon writes as follows:
Currently Tarnoruda is included in Suchostav Regional Research Group
cluster
of shtetls (SRRG). According to the records, only three members of SRRG:
yourself, Renate Rosenblatt and Kathy Wallach are searching for Tarnoruda
roots. I believe that your research abilities will be improved if you will
introduce your ancestral names to the JGFF database. Currently
Tarnorud(k)a
is not even listed in JGFF system.
There are others among us with an interest in Tarnoruda, even if we have not
registered that interest with JGFF. There are Pikholz families >from many of
the Skalat-area towns. There is one >from Tarnoruda, married to a Fainstein,
connected to the Pikholz family of Rita Margolies.

Alexander continues:
In Turowka
M.WALLACH, mill owner (Kathy Wallach search), N.PIKHOLZ, Foodstore
owner
(Israel Pikholtz search)
I have not seen that reference before, but Rita's relative >from Tarnoruda
was Nuta Pikholz, so I shall assume this is the person you mention.

Israel Pickholtz


Mail to Former Soviet Union #belarus

Maria Krane
 

Hello Genners,
Someone asked if it would be easier for mail to get to its destination
if it was addressed in Cyrillic rather than Latin characters. I have been
corresponding with a researcher in Lithuania for about six months now and
have always addressed the envelope using Latin characters. I had also
written to various people in the USSR (before the break-up) and always used
Latin characters. My mail has always reached its destination. I have never
worked in any type of post office, but I am sure that the postal system
world-wide has built in ways to deal with this.
Maria Krane
MariaKrane@aol.com
Pembroke Pines, Florida USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Mail to Former Soviet Union #belarus

Maria Krane
 

Hello Genners,
Someone asked if it would be easier for mail to get to its destination
if it was addressed in Cyrillic rather than Latin characters. I have been
corresponding with a researcher in Lithuania for about six months now and
have always addressed the envelope using Latin characters. I had also
written to various people in the USSR (before the break-up) and always used
Latin characters. My mail has always reached its destination. I have never
worked in any type of post office, but I am sure that the postal system
world-wide has built in ways to deal with this.
Maria Krane
MariaKrane@aol.com
Pembroke Pines, Florida USA


Kolbuszowa Records - Mid To Late 1800'S #general

froggy <painpals@...>
 

New to researching and don't really know where to start!!!
Can any one tell me how to go about researching relatives
who were born in Kolbuszowa in the mid to late 1800's???
Where do I contact to get birth records, death records etc??

My gf's family GETTENBERG lived there until they came to
the USA in the early to mid 1900's.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks

-jessi-ann Rosenbaum

MODERATOR NOTE: All researchers are invited to explore
the resources available at http://www.jewishgen.org/
The FAQ is an especially good place to start, and specific
areas of interest are addressed in the InfoFiles.
You may also wish to enter your information into the
JewishGen Family Finder -- http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
-- a searchable database of surnames and towns currently
being researched by genealogists around the world.


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

Lisa Dashman <ldashman@...>
 

Harriet,
My pggm and her 7 children arrived in New York >from Vashilishok
(Belarus) around 1910. They all remained in the Brooklyn area
except for the younger son, Samuel, who moved to Salem, MA (not
exactly a stronghold of Judaism), and went into business. He
began to use the name "Krinsk" instead of the family name "Krinsky",
specifically to play down his being of the "Hebrew race." In 1931,
he finally had his name legally changed to Krinsk.

I sometimes wonder why he didn't change it to a more "American-
sounding" name, but I'm glad he didn't -- it makes the research
much easier!

Lisa Dashman
ldashman@bestweb.net

I don't know how other families went about changing their names,
but I can tell you that my BRUCHANSKY family did it the legal
way in 1920 in Camden, New Jersey. I was lucky enough to get the
legal papers to show this a few years ago. Sure enough, just as
family lore had said, my grandfather and his brothers and sisters
all changed their name to BROWN at the same time.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kolbuszowa Records - Mid To Late 1800'S #general

froggy <painpals@...>
 

New to researching and don't really know where to start!!!
Can any one tell me how to go about researching relatives
who were born in Kolbuszowa in the mid to late 1800's???
Where do I contact to get birth records, death records etc??

My gf's family GETTENBERG lived there until they came to
the USA in the early to mid 1900's.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks

-jessi-ann Rosenbaum

MODERATOR NOTE: All researchers are invited to explore
the resources available at http://www.jewishgen.org/
The FAQ is an especially good place to start, and specific
areas of interest are addressed in the InfoFiles.
You may also wish to enter your information into the
JewishGen Family Finder -- http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
-- a searchable database of surnames and towns currently
being researched by genealogists around the world.


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

Lisa Dashman <ldashman@...>
 

Harriet,
My pggm and her 7 children arrived in New York >from Vashilishok
(Belarus) around 1910. They all remained in the Brooklyn area
except for the younger son, Samuel, who moved to Salem, MA (not
exactly a stronghold of Judaism), and went into business. He
began to use the name "Krinsk" instead of the family name "Krinsky",
specifically to play down his being of the "Hebrew race." In 1931,
he finally had his name legally changed to Krinsk.

I sometimes wonder why he didn't change it to a more "American-
sounding" name, but I'm glad he didn't -- it makes the research
much easier!

Lisa Dashman
ldashman@bestweb.net

I don't know how other families went about changing their names,
but I can tell you that my BRUCHANSKY family did it the legal
way in 1920 in Camden, New Jersey. I was lucky enough to get the
legal papers to show this a few years ago. Sure enough, just as
family lore had said, my grandfather and his brothers and sisters
all changed their name to BROWN at the same time.