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Still searching ALK, KAFLOWITZ #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I am still trying to connect with anyone who may know of anyone with the
last name of Alk, which is a shortened version of something with that
beginning sound. The family came >from Krinki, Bialystok area. My
Kaflowitz side came >from Orla, Bialystok area.
Any info welcomed.
Thanking you in advance.
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com


Website Announcement/Unknown Relatives #general

ctf-vif@...
 

List Members:

I have finally put something on my website worth taking a look at, so I
thought I would announce my "grand opening."

The address is:
http://communities.msn.com/DixieVixensGenealogicalResearch

There are currently two pages up. One lists the surnames that connect to me
one way or the other. On the other, titled "Unknown Relatives", I have
posted a photograph of relatives that I know are Jewish (one untouched, one
touched-up), but that is all I know for sure. There is a possibility that
these are the FRIEDMANs and the boy (second >from left) is my grandfather.

If anyone can identify the persons, time, place, or anything else that
might be helpful, I would appreciate it.

And, in case anyone wondered, Vixen is a childhood nickname.


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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Still searching ALK, KAFLOWITZ #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I am still trying to connect with anyone who may know of anyone with the
last name of Alk, which is a shortened version of something with that
beginning sound. The family came >from Krinki, Bialystok area. My
Kaflowitz side came >from Orla, Bialystok area.
Any info welcomed.
Thanking you in advance.
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Website Announcement/Unknown Relatives #general

ctf-vif@...
 

List Members:

I have finally put something on my website worth taking a look at, so I
thought I would announce my "grand opening."

The address is:
http://communities.msn.com/DixieVixensGenealogicalResearch

There are currently two pages up. One lists the surnames that connect to me
one way or the other. On the other, titled "Unknown Relatives", I have
posted a photograph of relatives that I know are Jewish (one untouched, one
touched-up), but that is all I know for sure. There is a possibility that
these are the FRIEDMANs and the boy (second >from left) is my grandfather.

If anyone can identify the persons, time, place, or anything else that
might be helpful, I would appreciate it.

And, in case anyone wondered, Vixen is a childhood nickname.


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


Re: Orsanno, Austria? #general

klein.francoise <klein.francoise@...>
 

Hi >from Paris

Might be in the North of Italy, at the time part of the Habsburg Empire
Best regards
Françoise Klein

I recently found one of my ancestors on the Hamburg "link to your roots"
site. This person traveled in 1890 >from Hamburg to New York. The data
says his "state of residence" is Osterreich(Austria), and place of
residence says "Orsanno". I looked this up in shtetlseeker and on a
couple of map sites and could not find this town. Has anyone ever heard
of it, and what it is now?


Re: European Education #general

klein.francoise <klein.francoise@...>
 

Hello >from France

Your friend might not know that 1500 was called the Renaissance in remote
Europe. Was far >from being Dark Ages. Jews can be traced provided that they
owned houses, fields or whatever could be registered officially. My family
could be traced back to 1648 because they never moved >from Alsace.
Concerning illiterate Jews, this poor soul can usefully refer to any history
book or come here to see old books at any museum.
Best regards

Françoise Klein


I was telling a friend that another friend has traced their family
back
to the 1500's. My friend told me that this was impossible because that
period of time was considered the Dark Ages and that written records were
not kept and that there was no possible way of this person or any person
going back that far in search for a Jewish family. She, being a teacher,
told me that the Jews back then did not write or read. I know that this
sounds ridiculous but I must check it out. I have searched my personal
library but unfortunately I cannot find any information on this


FISHKIND/Fischer/Fisher family #general

misaacso@...
 

I am researching the name FISHKIND. Nathan and Basha Leia FISHKIND
(probably >from Russia/Poland) had five children, some of which changed their
last name to FISHER/FISCHER (not sure which ones did, however).

Children of Nathan and Basha Leia:

1. Fanny FISHER m. Benjamin SCHULMAN (originally SCHUSTER)
2. Abraham FISHKIND (or FISHER) m ?
a. SOphie
b. Rose
c. Beverly
d. Ruth
e. Nat
3. Ita FISHKIND (or FISHER) m. ?
a. Rose m Louis Mazerow
b. Leo
c. Morris
d. Nathan
4. Joseph FISHKIND (or FISHER) m ?
a. Mae
b. Bertha (birdie)
c. Sally
d. Joe
5. Sonia FISKIND (or FISHER)

One of these FISHER families (>from New Jersey, possibly) had a family
reunion a few years back, but my mother-in-law couldn't make it. Now we all
wish very much that she could have!!!


Thanks for any help!
Farra Isaacson
NY, NY
Researching:

Poland: (Ciechanowiec) BORENSTEIN, LEVINE
(Sochaczew) HABERMAN, GOLDKRANTZ, FLEISCHMAN, JACOBOVITZ(S)
(Grodek) BEIGELEISEN, EINZUMPTNER
Russia: (Odessa): SCHWEIBISH, SCHWARTZMAN, MESHOURAS (MISHURIS), COHEN,
CHALFIN, KAPLOWITZ
Latvia (Riga): LIPSHITZ (all spellings), KUSLANSKY
[edited to 6 lines allowed - Mod.]


Devorah (Dverka) LIPSHITZ #general

misaacso@...
 

Hi everyone- this is a shot in the dark, but I figured what the heck.

I have always tried to find out what happened to the family of my
grandfather's half-sister, known as Dverka (Deborah, Devorah). Her maiden
name was LIPSHITZ, and her parents were Mendel and Pesha(?) LIPSHITZ. She
had one sister, Rebecca (Riva) who married Ezra ALTMAN. Dverka, born in
Riga, Latvia, married, and fled, probably to Poland, before the war. We
know she and her husband were killed, but we are unsure about her children.
Unfortunately, we don't know her married name or her husband's first name.
I am just hoping against hope that someone out there might recognize any of
this and could give me some info...? Thanks so much!!


Farra Isaacson
NY, NY
Researching:

Poland: (Ciechanowiec) BORENSTEIN, LEVINE
(Sochaczew) HABERMAN, GOLDKRANTZ, FLEISCHMAN, JACOBOVITZ(S)
(Grodek) BEIGELEISEN, EINZUMPTNER
Russia: (Odessa): SCHWEIBISH, SCHWARTZMAN, MESHOURAS (MISHURIS), COHEN,
CHALFIN, KAPLOWITZ
Latvia (Riga): LIPSHITZ (all spellings), KUSLANSKY
[edited to 6 lines allowed - Mod.]


Sources #general

BarbaraHarris <maybug@...>
 

George Morgan has a good, comprehensive essay on Sourcing your Materials on
Jan 5's Ancestry Daily News. (http://www.ancestry.com/dailynews ) I
strongly recommend it to everyone who has not been paying attention to this
issue. He includes a bibliography.

I know that most of us want to just get the information about our
ancestors, but for it to be taken seriously by others, particularly when
there is conflicting data, good sources are important.

Barbara Harris


Given Name Hodes(h) - Many thanks #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

To all the nice people who wrote me about the origin of the given name
Hodes,

a Big Thank You Very Much. To my amazement, there isn't a clear
consensus. Two main lines emerged: one which claims that it is a
Yiddish form of Hadassa (hadas = myrtle) and another which states
that it could be a variation of the Hebrew name Yehudit.

Personally I'm inclined to accept the first version, but that's my
guts feelings. My mother's Hebrew name was Hodes (pronounce Hodesh)
and since she was born in Hungary, in an orthodox family, I tend to
believe that Hadassa-Esther would probably be more likely a name my
grandfather would have selected. Yehudit-Judith was not such a
"kosher" name, at least then, in Hungary.

The reason for my inquiry was that we are going to give a Hebrew name
to our 3rd granddaughter. So, after this consultation, we decided to
call her Chaya Hadassa.

Once again, thanks to all who responded
the best
Tom
--

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Researcher in Dnepropovosk, Ukraine, formerly Ekaterinoslav #general

Metersky@...
 

I am looking for a researcher in subject city. Has anyone worked with
someone you've liked and trusted? Please respond to <metersky@aol.com>

Mort Metersky


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

klein.francoise <klein.francoise@...>
 

Hi >from Paris

Might be in the North of Italy, at the time part of the Habsburg Empire
Best regards
Françoise Klein

I recently found one of my ancestors on the Hamburg "link to your roots"
site. This person traveled in 1890 >from Hamburg to New York. The data
says his "state of residence" is Osterreich(Austria), and place of
residence says "Orsanno". I looked this up in shtetlseeker and on a
couple of map sites and could not find this town. Has anyone ever heard
of it, and what it is now?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: European Education #general

klein.francoise <klein.francoise@...>
 

Hello >from France

Your friend might not know that 1500 was called the Renaissance in remote
Europe. Was far >from being Dark Ages. Jews can be traced provided that they
owned houses, fields or whatever could be registered officially. My family
could be traced back to 1648 because they never moved >from Alsace.
Concerning illiterate Jews, this poor soul can usefully refer to any history
book or come here to see old books at any museum.
Best regards

Françoise Klein


I was telling a friend that another friend has traced their family
back
to the 1500's. My friend told me that this was impossible because that
period of time was considered the Dark Ages and that written records were
not kept and that there was no possible way of this person or any person
going back that far in search for a Jewish family. She, being a teacher,
told me that the Jews back then did not write or read. I know that this
sounds ridiculous but I must check it out. I have searched my personal
library but unfortunately I cannot find any information on this


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FISHKIND/Fischer/Fisher family #general

misaacso@...
 

I am researching the name FISHKIND. Nathan and Basha Leia FISHKIND
(probably >from Russia/Poland) had five children, some of which changed their
last name to FISHER/FISCHER (not sure which ones did, however).

Children of Nathan and Basha Leia:

1. Fanny FISHER m. Benjamin SCHULMAN (originally SCHUSTER)
2. Abraham FISHKIND (or FISHER) m ?
a. SOphie
b. Rose
c. Beverly
d. Ruth
e. Nat
3. Ita FISHKIND (or FISHER) m. ?
a. Rose m Louis Mazerow
b. Leo
c. Morris
d. Nathan
4. Joseph FISHKIND (or FISHER) m ?
a. Mae
b. Bertha (birdie)
c. Sally
d. Joe
5. Sonia FISKIND (or FISHER)

One of these FISHER families (>from New Jersey, possibly) had a family
reunion a few years back, but my mother-in-law couldn't make it. Now we all
wish very much that she could have!!!


Thanks for any help!
Farra Isaacson
NY, NY
Researching:

Poland: (Ciechanowiec) BORENSTEIN, LEVINE
(Sochaczew) HABERMAN, GOLDKRANTZ, FLEISCHMAN, JACOBOVITZ(S)
(Grodek) BEIGELEISEN, EINZUMPTNER
Russia: (Odessa): SCHWEIBISH, SCHWARTZMAN, MESHOURAS (MISHURIS), COHEN,
CHALFIN, KAPLOWITZ
Latvia (Riga): LIPSHITZ (all spellings), KUSLANSKY
[edited to 6 lines allowed - Mod.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Devorah (Dverka) LIPSHITZ #general

misaacso@...
 

Hi everyone- this is a shot in the dark, but I figured what the heck.

I have always tried to find out what happened to the family of my
grandfather's half-sister, known as Dverka (Deborah, Devorah). Her maiden
name was LIPSHITZ, and her parents were Mendel and Pesha(?) LIPSHITZ. She
had one sister, Rebecca (Riva) who married Ezra ALTMAN. Dverka, born in
Riga, Latvia, married, and fled, probably to Poland, before the war. We
know she and her husband were killed, but we are unsure about her children.
Unfortunately, we don't know her married name or her husband's first name.
I am just hoping against hope that someone out there might recognize any of
this and could give me some info...? Thanks so much!!


Farra Isaacson
NY, NY
Researching:

Poland: (Ciechanowiec) BORENSTEIN, LEVINE
(Sochaczew) HABERMAN, GOLDKRANTZ, FLEISCHMAN, JACOBOVITZ(S)
(Grodek) BEIGELEISEN, EINZUMPTNER
Russia: (Odessa): SCHWEIBISH, SCHWARTZMAN, MESHOURAS (MISHURIS), COHEN,
CHALFIN, KAPLOWITZ
Latvia (Riga): LIPSHITZ (all spellings), KUSLANSKY
[edited to 6 lines allowed - Mod.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sources #general

BarbaraHarris <maybug@...>
 

George Morgan has a good, comprehensive essay on Sourcing your Materials on
Jan 5's Ancestry Daily News. (http://www.ancestry.com/dailynews ) I
strongly recommend it to everyone who has not been paying attention to this
issue. He includes a bibliography.

I know that most of us want to just get the information about our
ancestors, but for it to be taken seriously by others, particularly when
there is conflicting data, good sources are important.

Barbara Harris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Name Hodes(h) - Many thanks #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

To all the nice people who wrote me about the origin of the given name
Hodes,

a Big Thank You Very Much. To my amazement, there isn't a clear
consensus. Two main lines emerged: one which claims that it is a
Yiddish form of Hadassa (hadas = myrtle) and another which states
that it could be a variation of the Hebrew name Yehudit.

Personally I'm inclined to accept the first version, but that's my
guts feelings. My mother's Hebrew name was Hodes (pronounce Hodesh)
and since she was born in Hungary, in an orthodox family, I tend to
believe that Hadassa-Esther would probably be more likely a name my
grandfather would have selected. Yehudit-Judith was not such a
"kosher" name, at least then, in Hungary.

The reason for my inquiry was that we are going to give a Hebrew name
to our 3rd granddaughter. So, after this consultation, we decided to
call her Chaya Hadassa.

Once again, thanks to all who responded
the best
Tom
--

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researcher in Dnepropovosk, Ukraine, formerly Ekaterinoslav #general

Metersky@...
 

I am looking for a researcher in subject city. Has anyone worked with
someone you've liked and trusted? Please respond to <metersky@aol.com>

Mort Metersky


Re: Yizkor Book Project #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Linda,

I noticed your interest in Pinsk - and that you are new to this.

So I just thought that I'd call your attention to the Belarus SIG
where there is a lot of information -- and more to come -- on Pinsk
(and other places in Belarus, of course).

I think it would be a good place to start searching (there is the
"All Belarus Database" and a lot of other helpful information on
its website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/

There is also the Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
(where you can find three articles on Pinsk):

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

I would also suggest that you subscribe to the Belarus SIG Discussion
Group which you can do easily by following the directions on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm

Be sure to choose "Belarus"
NOTE: There are no dues!

Among our approx. 1300 members there are a lot of knowledgable and
experienced researchers who might be able to -- and are willing --
help.

Best wishes for 2001 and your research

----------------------------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Editor of Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk

Researching:
One name study: PAIKIN (worldwide - all spellings)
Latvia & Lithuania:
STOLBOW/STOLBOFF - HAMEROW/GAMEROw - SOFFER/SOFER
----------------------------------------------------------

At 21:25 02-01-01 -0500, you wrote:
I am a relatively new member of the Yizkor Book Club. I am trying to
research my husband's family who were >from Pinsk. So far, as I navigate your
sites, I see no mention of Pinsk.
...snip...


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Re: Yizkor Book Project #yizkorbooks

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Linda,

I noticed your interest in Pinsk - and that you are new to this.

So I just thought that I'd call your attention to the Belarus SIG
where there is a lot of information -- and more to come -- on Pinsk
(and other places in Belarus, of course).

I think it would be a good place to start searching (there is the
"All Belarus Database" and a lot of other helpful information on
its website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/

There is also the Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
(where you can find three articles on Pinsk):

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

I would also suggest that you subscribe to the Belarus SIG Discussion
Group which you can do easily by following the directions on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm

Be sure to choose "Belarus"
NOTE: There are no dues!

Among our approx. 1300 members there are a lot of knowledgable and
experienced researchers who might be able to -- and are willing --
help.

Best wishes for 2001 and your research

----------------------------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Editor of Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk

Researching:
One name study: PAIKIN (worldwide - all spellings)
Latvia & Lithuania:
STOLBOW/STOLBOFF - HAMEROW/GAMEROw - SOFFER/SOFER
----------------------------------------------------------

At 21:25 02-01-01 -0500, you wrote:
I am a relatively new member of the Yizkor Book Club. I am trying to
research my husband's family who were >from Pinsk. So far, as I navigate your
sites, I see no mention of Pinsk.
...snip...