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Ukraine--Kiev--"Gold"? #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

After posting a message to JewishGen, I have been solicited by
a person in Ukraine who stated that perhaps some of the people
on my family tree (>from Ukraine) had money and gold confiscated
during WWII. In particular, he wrote:

All information about victims that have been received as
result of use of author method is a private property. We can
send you information concerning each person indicated above,
if you pay for the information.

Thereafter, he faxed me pages stating his intention to search.

Finally, he sent me e-mail stating that--surprise, surprise--he
had found records for most of the surnames of interest to me
(as I have them simply listed below). He asked me to send
money to "complete the search." (By the way, none of my family
ever lived in Kiev!)

Last year, when I wrote directly to the Kiev Archives, this
same person sent me a fax stating, essentially, "I have found
records for you. Please send money."

Is this a scam? Is he just hoping that someone will send
money? I don't know. Last year, after he sent a fax regarding
my Kiev Archives search, I posted a message on JewishGen asking
if anyone knew him or could vouch for him. Not one person
responded in the affirmative.

Each time I have written a specific message to this person,
asking for any details on his work, I have simply received
in return another message asking for money.

I do not wish to cast ill-will towards anyone. If you have
been solicited (as have, I've heard, at least a dozen other
JewishGen writers) then you will need to evaluate his messages
on your own. I have no information that conclusively proves
that he is not offering a reputable and valuable service.

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukraine--Kiev--"Gold"? #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

After posting a message to JewishGen, I have been solicited by
a person in Ukraine who stated that perhaps some of the people
on my family tree (>from Ukraine) had money and gold confiscated
during WWII. In particular, he wrote:

All information about victims that have been received as
result of use of author method is a private property. We can
send you information concerning each person indicated above,
if you pay for the information.

Thereafter, he faxed me pages stating his intention to search.

Finally, he sent me e-mail stating that--surprise, surprise--he
had found records for most of the surnames of interest to me
(as I have them simply listed below). He asked me to send
money to "complete the search." (By the way, none of my family
ever lived in Kiev!)

Last year, when I wrote directly to the Kiev Archives, this
same person sent me a fax stating, essentially, "I have found
records for you. Please send money."

Is this a scam? Is he just hoping that someone will send
money? I don't know. Last year, after he sent a fax regarding
my Kiev Archives search, I posted a message on JewishGen asking
if anyone knew him or could vouch for him. Not one person
responded in the affirmative.

Each time I have written a specific message to this person,
asking for any details on his work, I have simply received
in return another message asking for money.

I do not wish to cast ill-will towards anyone. If you have
been solicited (as have, I've heard, at least a dozen other
JewishGen writers) then you will need to evaluate his messages
on your own. I have no information that conclusively proves
that he is not offering a reputable and valuable service.

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK, BRODA
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html


Viewmate VM 96 : Morris & Anna BRIGHT #general

bevphil <bevphil@...>
 

Re VM 96
I have a wedding photo of Morris & Anna BRIGHT.
Would like to get it to one of their descendants.
Felix DeFalco
Atlanta GA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate VM 96 : Morris & Anna BRIGHT #general

bevphil <bevphil@...>
 

Re VM 96
I have a wedding photo of Morris & Anna BRIGHT.
Would like to get it to one of their descendants.
Felix DeFalco
Atlanta GA


need help with shtetl name in Poland/Germany #general

Paul D. Shipman <pship@...>
 

I am trying to find a place of origin for my great great grandmother, Hannah
Rubinson, nee GOLDBERG. A note written by my great grandmother about her
mother says the following:

"Hannah Goldberg, born 1860 in Neustadt-Schwerwicht, Province of Poland,
State of Schovalk."

Given her age, her penmanship and my interpretive skills, there may be
something a bit off here. My great grandmother was born in the U.S. and
probably didn't have a great command of the geography or language she was
invoking with this note. The 1900 U.S. census records Hannah's birthplace
simply as "Germany."

I would be most grateful for any help or direction you could give me on
deciphering this birthplace.

Paul Shipman
Hartford, CT
Paul_Shipman@hotmail.com


Programs for genealogy #general

lorraine <aksee@...>
 

I just recently wrote requesting to know of a genealogy program with
good tree print outs.

I forgot to say to please answer privately.

Thank you,

Lorraine Elstad
Sitka, Alaska
aksee@worldnet.att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen need help with shtetl name in Poland/Germany #general

Paul D. Shipman <pship@...>
 

I am trying to find a place of origin for my great great grandmother, Hannah
Rubinson, nee GOLDBERG. A note written by my great grandmother about her
mother says the following:

"Hannah Goldberg, born 1860 in Neustadt-Schwerwicht, Province of Poland,
State of Schovalk."

Given her age, her penmanship and my interpretive skills, there may be
something a bit off here. My great grandmother was born in the U.S. and
probably didn't have a great command of the geography or language she was
invoking with this note. The 1900 U.S. census records Hannah's birthplace
simply as "Germany."

I would be most grateful for any help or direction you could give me on
deciphering this birthplace.

Paul Shipman
Hartford, CT
Paul_Shipman@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Programs for genealogy #general

lorraine <aksee@...>
 

I just recently wrote requesting to know of a genealogy program with
good tree print outs.

I forgot to say to please answer privately.

Thank you,

Lorraine Elstad
Sitka, Alaska
aksee@worldnet.att.net


Jewish Orphanages in the US Update #general

MSpearssol@...
 

The following information was updated on my web site
HNOH Welcome-Jewish Orphanages in the United States
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh

1-Orphanage Alumni Reunion Search Page: New searches have been posted.
Please check if someone might be looking for you or if you can help answer
the inquiries.

2-Memorial Page: Sadly new names and photos were added.

3-Photo Album Page: (Sports Album) New photo recently found of two players of
the 1924 HNOH baseball team. One player is identified. Trying to find out
identity of the other one.

4-Federal and State Census Page: New census information added. Check out
the censuses to see if you had a relative listed. Names of all ethnicity and
religions listed including staff as well as orphans.

5-Fifty-five new URLs have been added to the Jewish Genealogy Page and the
Other Genealogical Resources Page. Now totally over 2,000 links to thousands
of sites on the Internet on all genealogy related subjects, including many
"How to's", Country information, and archival resources.

6-Many books referenced through out the web site can be found on the Online
Bookstore Page.

Marge Spears-Soloff
Orlando, FL
Mspearssol@aol.com
HNOH Welcome-Jewish Orphanages in the United States
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Orphanages in the US Update #general

MSpearssol@...
 

The following information was updated on my web site
HNOH Welcome-Jewish Orphanages in the United States
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh

1-Orphanage Alumni Reunion Search Page: New searches have been posted.
Please check if someone might be looking for you or if you can help answer
the inquiries.

2-Memorial Page: Sadly new names and photos were added.

3-Photo Album Page: (Sports Album) New photo recently found of two players of
the 1924 HNOH baseball team. One player is identified. Trying to find out
identity of the other one.

4-Federal and State Census Page: New census information added. Check out
the censuses to see if you had a relative listed. Names of all ethnicity and
religions listed including staff as well as orphans.

5-Fifty-five new URLs have been added to the Jewish Genealogy Page and the
Other Genealogical Resources Page. Now totally over 2,000 links to thousands
of sites on the Internet on all genealogy related subjects, including many
"How to's", Country information, and archival resources.

6-Many books referenced through out the web site can be found on the Online
Bookstore Page.

Marge Spears-Soloff
Orlando, FL
Mspearssol@aol.com
HNOH Welcome-Jewish Orphanages in the United States
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh


town/ship? #general

Drew Hershkowitz <dhershko@...>
 

My great grandparents (Samuel HERSKOVICZ & Bella GELB) were married in a
place translated as Elmish (or Almash?), Hungary in 1903. Does this ring a
bell? After that, they came to NY and started having children in 1905.
Can anyone tell me:

1) Does this town exist?
2) What port might they have left >from and which ship(s)?

Thanks,
Drew Hershkowitz
dhershko@aol.com

Surnames:
HERSHKOWITZ, HERSKOVICZ USA, Hungary
LANTON USA, Poland
VERNICK USA, Russia, Canada
EDELMAN USA
MENDELSOHN Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen town/ship? #general

Drew Hershkowitz <dhershko@...>
 

My great grandparents (Samuel HERSKOVICZ & Bella GELB) were married in a
place translated as Elmish (or Almash?), Hungary in 1903. Does this ring a
bell? After that, they came to NY and started having children in 1905.
Can anyone tell me:

1) Does this town exist?
2) What port might they have left >from and which ship(s)?

Thanks,
Drew Hershkowitz
dhershko@aol.com

Surnames:
HERSHKOWITZ, HERSKOVICZ USA, Hungary
LANTON USA, Poland
VERNICK USA, Russia, Canada
EDELMAN USA
MENDELSOHN Poland


Re: belarus digest: November 26, 2000 #belarus

Carolyn Javitch <cjavitch@...>
 

However, where might I find the US census records?
Are they available online?
Perhaps this can help with the census search.

http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/microcen.html

Carolyn Rossio Javitch
Cleveland Ohio
Researching:
FINESMITH, Streshin Belarus, Pryluki Ukraine;
ROSSIO/ROSIN/ROSEN, Ostro Maz/Lomza Poland


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: November 26, 2000 #belarus

Carolyn Javitch <cjavitch@...>
 

However, where might I find the US census records?
Are they available online?
Perhaps this can help with the census search.

http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/microcen.html

Carolyn Rossio Javitch
Cleveland Ohio
Researching:
FINESMITH, Streshin Belarus, Pryluki Ukraine;
ROSSIO/ROSIN/ROSEN, Ostro Maz/Lomza Poland


Re: Zelekin, Zholkin, Zholkine #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Mark,
Could it possibly be a variant spelling of the town Zolkiew? My pgf
was >from a little shtetl right next to Zolkiew, which is about 30 Km NE
Lviv.......the town was orignally a private town, owned by the Zolkiew
family........they also owned another town of the same name, near
Lublin......the one near Lviv has a famous old synagogue built in the
fortress style, and some famous Rabbi's lived in the area......when Ukraine
was taken over by the Soviets, they changed the name to Nesterov, after a
famous Russian scientist, but the original name is now used..........Jane
Lowenkron Foss


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Zelekin, Zholkin, Zholkine #ukraine

JLowenkron@...
 

Dear Mark,
Could it possibly be a variant spelling of the town Zolkiew? My pgf
was >from a little shtetl right next to Zolkiew, which is about 30 Km NE
Lviv.......the town was orignally a private town, owned by the Zolkiew
family........they also owned another town of the same name, near
Lublin......the one near Lviv has a famous old synagogue built in the
fortress style, and some famous Rabbi's lived in the area......when Ukraine
was taken over by the Soviets, they changed the name to Nesterov, after a
famous Russian scientist, but the original name is now used..........Jane
Lowenkron Foss


Re: Jewish bootleggers #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Rochelle Nameroff <rnameroff@earthlink.net> wrote:

Is there some good information about the presence of Jews as bootleggers
during Prohibition? Not stuff about Bugsy Siegel, or any of the famous
Jewish gangsters, but the rest of them? I know that my grandfather and his
brothers ran alcohol through Canada to Wisconsin (and then later became
legal, I guess). Most of this material is/was hush-hush in the family of
course.
For the (mostly legal) Western Canadian side of this trade, see "Booze:
The Impact of Whisky on the Prairie West" by James H. Gray, Macmillan 1972,
ISBN 0770508936. Quite a number of Jewish names involved here, the most
famous of course being Bronfman.

Robert Israel
mailto: israel@math.ubc.ca


Re: looking for phila. beneficial ass'n - town of Fastover (Ukraine?) #general

AbigtM
 

There is a Fastov near Kiev. Could this be the one you are seeking?

Marilyn Abigt
Fallbrook, Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish bootleggers #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Rochelle Nameroff <rnameroff@earthlink.net> wrote:

Is there some good information about the presence of Jews as bootleggers
during Prohibition? Not stuff about Bugsy Siegel, or any of the famous
Jewish gangsters, but the rest of them? I know that my grandfather and his
brothers ran alcohol through Canada to Wisconsin (and then later became
legal, I guess). Most of this material is/was hush-hush in the family of
course.
For the (mostly legal) Western Canadian side of this trade, see "Booze:
The Impact of Whisky on the Prairie West" by James H. Gray, Macmillan 1972,
ISBN 0770508936. Quite a number of Jewish names involved here, the most
famous of course being Bronfman.

Robert Israel
mailto: israel@math.ubc.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: looking for phila. beneficial ass'n - town of Fastover (Ukraine?) #general

AbigtM
 

There is a Fastov near Kiev. Could this be the one you are seeking?

Marilyn Abigt
Fallbrook, Ca