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Yizkor Book Project update #general

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

Another month has gone by, calling for another report >from the Yizkor
Book Project for November 2000.



For the month of November 2000 the Yizkor Book Project added four new
entries and 10 updates to our web site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html.

New Entries:

Radoshkowitz, Belarus
Rozhan, Poland
Stryy, Ukraine: "Schupo-Kriegsverbrecher von Stryj vor dem Wiener Volksgericht"
Zagliembie Region, Poland

Updates:

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Mikulnice, Ukraine
Oradera, Romania
Polonnye, Ukraine
Przemysl, Poland
Radsymin, Poland
Radomsko, Poland
Rzeszow, Poland

Once again, a reminder is in order of the translation projects that
would appreciate your financial support. Contributions can be made
online or by printing the online form to be included with a
contribution made to through regular mail. Instructions are at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. Please
consider an additional contribution to JewishGen, which provides all
administrative and infrastructure services to the Yizkor Book Project
at no charge.

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Re: Research, research: Death Certificates. #general

MarlaJAP@...
 

I will second this thought. You really have to dig sometime, and take
fabulous notes. My short stories...

My father was born in Dorchester MA, died in 1968. We were residing in
Rockville MD in 1968. But even that family tidbit wouldn't get you
there. While he is buried in West Roxbury MA, Daddy passed away while on
a business trip, in a hotel room in Chicago IL. Who would ever think to
send to Cook County IL?

You just never know...my mother, his spouse, is not interred with him, for
various reasons. She is interred here in AZ, instead, so finding her will
be just as complicated for some future genealogist in a distant branch of
the family!

And finally, my mother recently passed away, and had told me many things
in little snips here or there. I didn't write them all down, and now I
can't recall all the specifics, such as what city her parents were married
in, where her grandfather died, etc.

Regards,

Marla Goldman
Mesa AZ

Researching:
GOLDMAN/CITRIN/KOPYT - Olyka, Volhynia, Ukraine/Philadelphia PA and Boston
MA USA
REINER - Germany or Russia?/Rosenhayn NJ/Philadelphia PA/Boston MA USA
BLEICHER/BLOCHER - Rumania/NYC NY/Philadelphia PA/Boston MA USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project update #general

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners,

Another month has gone by, calling for another report >from the Yizkor
Book Project for November 2000.



For the month of November 2000 the Yizkor Book Project added four new
entries and 10 updates to our web site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html.

New Entries:

Radoshkowitz, Belarus
Rozhan, Poland
Stryy, Ukraine: "Schupo-Kriegsverbrecher von Stryj vor dem Wiener Volksgericht"
Zagliembie Region, Poland

Updates:

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Mikulnice, Ukraine
Oradera, Romania
Polonnye, Ukraine
Przemysl, Poland
Radsymin, Poland
Radomsko, Poland
Rzeszow, Poland

Once again, a reminder is in order of the translation projects that
would appreciate your financial support. Contributions can be made
online or by printing the online form to be included with a
contribution made to through regular mail. Instructions are at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. Please
consider an additional contribution to JewishGen, which provides all
administrative and infrastructure services to the Yizkor Book Project
at no charge.

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Research, research: Death Certificates. #general

MarlaJAP@...
 

I will second this thought. You really have to dig sometime, and take
fabulous notes. My short stories...

My father was born in Dorchester MA, died in 1968. We were residing in
Rockville MD in 1968. But even that family tidbit wouldn't get you
there. While he is buried in West Roxbury MA, Daddy passed away while on
a business trip, in a hotel room in Chicago IL. Who would ever think to
send to Cook County IL?

You just never know...my mother, his spouse, is not interred with him, for
various reasons. She is interred here in AZ, instead, so finding her will
be just as complicated for some future genealogist in a distant branch of
the family!

And finally, my mother recently passed away, and had told me many things
in little snips here or there. I didn't write them all down, and now I
can't recall all the specifics, such as what city her parents were married
in, where her grandfather died, etc.

Regards,

Marla Goldman
Mesa AZ

Researching:
GOLDMAN/CITRIN/KOPYT - Olyka, Volhynia, Ukraine/Philadelphia PA and Boston
MA USA
REINER - Germany or Russia?/Rosenhayn NJ/Philadelphia PA/Boston MA USA
BLEICHER/BLOCHER - Rumania/NYC NY/Philadelphia PA/Boston MA USA


Help in West Yorkshire, England #general

Diane Frankel <dlfrankel@...>
 

JewishGen LostnFound Support Desk is asking for a volunteer in West
Yorkshire, England, to make a telephone call to a JewishGen researcher whose
e-mail address is bouncing.
If you can help, please reply privately and we will provide the details.

JewishGen LostnFound Desk
dlfrankel@mindspring.com


Re: Locating marriage license #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Sam,

My first thought was checking out the Social Security application.
It should have both her married and maiden name. Some even asked for
the name of parents.

If she is elderly, then she is probably receiving medicare benefits.
Her soc. sec.# will be on the card. Check out the local soc. sec. office
to see what infomation is in their computer.

If she ever had any children, check out their birth certificates. It
will have her maiden name as well as her husband's name to indicate a
marriage.

In some States there is a place on the death certificate to indicate the
marital status of the deceased, as well as the surviving spouse's name. You
need to get a copy of her husband's death certificate.

You might also contact the funeral home in Florida where her husband
died. They will have information showing your Aunt as his wife. What
about a death notice ?

Much success in your search.



Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


GOLDSHMIT,GITTES...also Records Obtained from Archives #lithuania

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Landslayt:

I have just discovered a Zeimiai connection. Would appreciate hearing
if there are records (other than those in ALD) already obtained >from the
archives to which I might have access . Am looking for GOLDSMID, GOLDSCHMIT, GOLDSCHMIDT, GOLDSHMIT(and sometimes there have been other variations), also, KAMOD, DEMBO, SHOLOMOVICH, EYSUROVICH, SOLOMIN, YUDELEVICH, BREGOVSKY, VIDUTSKY, RONDMAN, GIDES, GITTES.

I am also looking in Vandziogala, Kedianai, Jonava, Kaunas, Ukmerge for
the above names. Again are there records that researchers have already
obtained that are not in the ALD?

Also seeking GIDES,GITTES in Adutiskis, possibly Svencionys and
surrounding towns....same question as to records.

We have traced our family to Meyer GOLDSHMIT, b. not later than 1805
or so. He had seven children: Liberman (1828), Nekhemiah (1826), Lippe,
Leah, Kalman Yaneh, Lazer Yehuda, Shraga Feivysh. We believe there was a
Lippe, several generations earlier in our family, who was a disciple of the
Vilna Gaon . Any suggestions you have for pushing back beyond Meyer and/or
trying to find Lippe (in Vandziogala or other towns above) and moving
forward would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Susan Goldsmith
Piedmont CA
jcwsmg@sprintmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in West Yorkshire, England #general

Diane Frankel <dlfrankel@...>
 

JewishGen LostnFound Support Desk is asking for a volunteer in West
Yorkshire, England, to make a telephone call to a JewishGen researcher whose
e-mail address is bouncing.
If you can help, please reply privately and we will provide the details.

JewishGen LostnFound Desk
dlfrankel@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Locating marriage license #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Sam,

My first thought was checking out the Social Security application.
It should have both her married and maiden name. Some even asked for
the name of parents.

If she is elderly, then she is probably receiving medicare benefits.
Her soc. sec.# will be on the card. Check out the local soc. sec. office
to see what infomation is in their computer.

If she ever had any children, check out their birth certificates. It
will have her maiden name as well as her husband's name to indicate a
marriage.

In some States there is a place on the death certificate to indicate the
marital status of the deceased, as well as the surviving spouse's name. You
need to get a copy of her husband's death certificate.

You might also contact the funeral home in Florida where her husband
died. They will have information showing your Aunt as his wife. What
about a death notice ?

Much success in your search.



Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania GOLDSHMIT,GITTES...also Records Obtained from Archives #lithuania

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Landslayt:

I have just discovered a Zeimiai connection. Would appreciate hearing
if there are records (other than those in ALD) already obtained >from the
archives to which I might have access . Am looking for GOLDSMID, GOLDSCHMIT, GOLDSCHMIDT, GOLDSHMIT(and sometimes there have been other variations), also, KAMOD, DEMBO, SHOLOMOVICH, EYSUROVICH, SOLOMIN, YUDELEVICH, BREGOVSKY, VIDUTSKY, RONDMAN, GIDES, GITTES.

I am also looking in Vandziogala, Kedianai, Jonava, Kaunas, Ukmerge for
the above names. Again are there records that researchers have already
obtained that are not in the ALD?

Also seeking GIDES,GITTES in Adutiskis, possibly Svencionys and
surrounding towns....same question as to records.

We have traced our family to Meyer GOLDSHMIT, b. not later than 1805
or so. He had seven children: Liberman (1828), Nekhemiah (1826), Lippe,
Leah, Kalman Yaneh, Lazer Yehuda, Shraga Feivysh. We believe there was a
Lippe, several generations earlier in our family, who was a disciple of the
Vilna Gaon . Any suggestions you have for pushing back beyond Meyer and/or
trying to find Lippe (in Vandziogala or other towns above) and moving
forward would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Susan Goldsmith
Piedmont CA
jcwsmg@sprintmail.com


Senda BERENSON Abbott: "Mother of Women's Basketball," and a #lithuania

Kapochunas, Andrew <KapochunasA@...>
 

Came across this bit of information in a Letter to the Editor in the
Nov./Dec. issue of "Lithuanian Heritage" magazine, which quoted from
"Coaching Basketball," 1991, by Jerry Krause, and is reprinted here with permission of the publisher:

"On March 22, 1893, (basketball) was first played by women at Smith College
in Northampton, Mass., where it was introduced by Senda Berenson Abbott, a
native of Lithuania... and one of three women enshrined in the Basketball
Hall of Fame."

The magazine's editor went on to say, "Senda Berenson Abbott, considered the 'Mother of Women's Basketball,' was born in Vilnius in 1868 and came to the U.S. when she was seven. She began teaching physical education at Smith
College and organized the first women's basketball game in 1893. She also
wrote the first women's guide to basketball in 1901. She died in 1954."

Seeing if I could find out more about Senda, I checked on entries for the
surname Berenson in the "Encyclopedia Lituanica," and found this single
item, which I have summarized:

BERENSON, Bernard (1865-1959), art historian and critic, born in a Jewish
family at Butrimonys, Lithuania on June 26, 1865. He emigrated from
Lithuania with his parents, settling in Boston, Massachusetts. While still
young, he converted to Roman Catholicism. After graduating >from Harvard
University in 1887, he continued his studies of art in Paris and traveled
extensively in Western Europe. About 1900 he settled permanently in
Settignano, near Florence, Italy, but made occasional journeys to the United States. At his home, I Tatti, he built up a rich collection of fine art and a library. He died at Settignano on October 6, 1959, at the age of 94, after a lifetime of writing books on art, and as an acquisitions advisor to collectors and to museums, including the Gardner Museum in Boston.

Andrew Kapochunas


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Senda BERENSON Abbott: "Mother of Women's Basketball," and a #lithuania

Kapochunas, Andrew <KapochunasA@...>
 

Came across this bit of information in a Letter to the Editor in the
Nov./Dec. issue of "Lithuanian Heritage" magazine, which quoted from
"Coaching Basketball," 1991, by Jerry Krause, and is reprinted here with permission of the publisher:

"On March 22, 1893, (basketball) was first played by women at Smith College
in Northampton, Mass., where it was introduced by Senda Berenson Abbott, a
native of Lithuania... and one of three women enshrined in the Basketball
Hall of Fame."

The magazine's editor went on to say, "Senda Berenson Abbott, considered the 'Mother of Women's Basketball,' was born in Vilnius in 1868 and came to the U.S. when she was seven. She began teaching physical education at Smith
College and organized the first women's basketball game in 1893. She also
wrote the first women's guide to basketball in 1901. She died in 1954."

Seeing if I could find out more about Senda, I checked on entries for the
surname Berenson in the "Encyclopedia Lituanica," and found this single
item, which I have summarized:

BERENSON, Bernard (1865-1959), art historian and critic, born in a Jewish
family at Butrimonys, Lithuania on June 26, 1865. He emigrated from
Lithuania with his parents, settling in Boston, Massachusetts. While still
young, he converted to Roman Catholicism. After graduating >from Harvard
University in 1887, he continued his studies of art in Paris and traveled
extensively in Western Europe. About 1900 he settled permanently in
Settignano, near Florence, Italy, but made occasional journeys to the United States. At his home, I Tatti, he built up a rich collection of fine art and a library. He died at Settignano on October 6, 1959, at the age of 94, after a lifetime of writing books on art, and as an acquisitions advisor to collectors and to museums, including the Gardner Museum in Boston.

Andrew Kapochunas


"The Litvaks" now available from Avotaynu #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

The latest issue of "Nu, What's New?" Avotaynu's e-mail
newsletter, announces that it is now possible to purchase Dov
Levin's book, "The Litvaks", >from Avotaynu online.

Levin, a professor at Hebrew University, is the author of a
number of books on the Jews of Lithuania, including "Pinkas
HaKehillot - Lita" ("Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities:
Lithuania) and "Fighting Back: Lithuanian Jewry's Armed
Resistance to the Nazis." He is considered to be one of the
leading authorities on the history of Lithuanian Jewry.

"The Litvaks," provides an English language history of Lithuanian
Jewry since the 13th century and includes a lexicon of Lithuanian
towns showing their Yiddish and modern spellings, statistical
tables, sample documents and photographs of Jewish life in
Lithuania. An extensive bibliography suggests further reading.

Ordering information for the book as well as the complete
Table of Contents can be found at:

http://www.avotaynu.com/books/litvaks.htm

Judy Baston, Moderator
LitvakSIG Digest


New web site: Virtual History Tour of Poland #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers,

I'd like to bring your attention to a new site:
The Virtual Jewish History Tour: The Jewish Community in Poland
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/vjw/Poland.html

This is a good overview of Polish Jewish history. At the bottom of the page
you will find links to more extensive pages on Kracow, Lublin, Warsaw and
Lodz.

Lodz and Krakow already have ShtetLinks sites, and those interested in Warsaw
and Lublin will find much useful information here.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, TX
Researching: ROTBAJN / ROTBEIN / ROTHBEIN (Warsaw, Siedlce, Serakomla,
Grojec, Warta, Gora Kalwaria, Piotrkow-Tryb., Lodz, Bedzin, Nurnberg,
Dusseldorf); WALDEN (Warsaw); KLINGER (Piotrkow-Tryb., Lodz); SAURAMPF/ZAREMB
& SCHARFSON (Grojec); KESTENBERG (Przytyk, Radom); PARZENCZEWSKI (Wloclawek,
Lubien Kujawski, Lodz, Warsaw ghetto)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania "The Litvaks" now available from Avotaynu #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

The latest issue of "Nu, What's New?" Avotaynu's e-mail
newsletter, announces that it is now possible to purchase Dov
Levin's book, "The Litvaks", >from Avotaynu online.

Levin, a professor at Hebrew University, is the author of a
number of books on the Jews of Lithuania, including "Pinkas
HaKehillot - Lita" ("Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities:
Lithuania) and "Fighting Back: Lithuanian Jewry's Armed
Resistance to the Nazis." He is considered to be one of the
leading authorities on the history of Lithuanian Jewry.

"The Litvaks," provides an English language history of Lithuanian
Jewry since the 13th century and includes a lexicon of Lithuanian
towns showing their Yiddish and modern spellings, statistical
tables, sample documents and photographs of Jewish life in
Lithuania. An extensive bibliography suggests further reading.

Ordering information for the book as well as the complete
Table of Contents can be found at:

http://www.avotaynu.com/books/litvaks.htm

Judy Baston, Moderator
LitvakSIG Digest


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland New web site: Virtual History Tour of Poland #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Lodz Area Researchers,

I'd like to bring your attention to a new site:
The Virtual Jewish History Tour: The Jewish Community in Poland
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/vjw/Poland.html

This is a good overview of Polish Jewish history. At the bottom of the page
you will find links to more extensive pages on Kracow, Lublin, Warsaw and
Lodz.

Lodz and Krakow already have ShtetLinks sites, and those interested in Warsaw
and Lublin will find much useful information here.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, TX
Researching: ROTBAJN / ROTBEIN / ROTHBEIN (Warsaw, Siedlce, Serakomla,
Grojec, Warta, Gora Kalwaria, Piotrkow-Tryb., Lodz, Bedzin, Nurnberg,
Dusseldorf); WALDEN (Warsaw); KLINGER (Piotrkow-Tryb., Lodz); SAURAMPF/ZAREMB
& SCHARFSON (Grojec); KESTENBERG (Przytyk, Radom); PARZENCZEWSKI (Wloclawek,
Lubien Kujawski, Lodz, Warsaw ghetto)


Re: belarus digest: December 02, 2000 #belarus

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 12/2/00 Leonard Kessler writes:

Can anyone give me information about 2 towns...Kellem and Kerren
which were listed on a ships manifesest. In one place it says the
people came >from Russia and in another Polen.
--------
No idea where Kerren Poland is, but Kelem is the Yiddish name for
Kelme, Lithuania (Russia) is in Kovne Province, Rassein district.
What is your family name? I have lots of information on Kelem.

Bob Weiss in Norrthridge, CA
Informal coordinator Kelme SIG
RWeissJGS@aol.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: December 02, 2000 #belarus

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated 12/2/00 Leonard Kessler writes:

Can anyone give me information about 2 towns...Kellem and Kerren
which were listed on a ships manifesest. In one place it says the
people came >from Russia and in another Polen.
--------
No idea where Kerren Poland is, but Kelem is the Yiddish name for
Kelme, Lithuania (Russia) is in Kovne Province, Rassein district.
What is your family name? I have lots of information on Kelem.

Bob Weiss in Norrthridge, CA
Informal coordinator Kelme SIG
RWeissJGS@aol.com


Re: SS-5 Applications #general

Beachbk@...
 

I sent three requests, each mailed separately, in late Sept 2000,
received one two weeks ago, one on Dec 2 and still am waiting for third.
So far the two that I have received had different spellings for the
parents name than the ones found on their death certificates and the
mother's name on one is illegible. I'm hoping that the third will provide
information that will help in my genealogical search.

Rema Comras
Miami, Fl


Translation Help Please! Russian passport posted on ViewMate #general

Ed Posnak <ejp@...>
 

Fellow Genners:

My great-grandfather, Ezra Posnak (or Posniak, Poznyak) came to the US from
Dabrowa, Poland around 1900. I have posted his original passport, which is
in certificate form and written in Russian. I would greatly appreciate if
someone could translate it for me.

It may be viewed at http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate , file number
VM 140.

Thanks!

Ed Posnak
Orlando, FL
ejp@alumni.duke.edu