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Searching for HABIB #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Today, via an 80-year-old relative in Turkey, I have learned
that my great grandmother was named Fortune HABIB Fresko. Does
anyone have HABIB on their family tree?

In case we might have overlapping relatives: Fortune HABIB
Fresko was born around 1890, most likely in Istanbul--where she
married Mordechai Fresko and had four children: Moris Fresko,
Eugenie Fresko (later Castoriano), Rachel Fresko (later Kazez),
and Fani Fresko (later Seleker).

Fortune HABIB Fresko and Mordechai Fresko both died around
1920, in Istanbul.

I look forward to hearing >from anyone who knows anything about
HABIB families >from Istanbul.

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
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 Searching for HABIB #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Today, via an 80-year-old relative in Turkey, I have learned
that my great grandmother was named Fortune HABIB Fresko. Does
anyone have HABIB on their family tree?

In case we might have overlapping relatives: Fortune HABIB
Fresko was born around 1890, most likely in Istanbul--where she
married Mordechai Fresko and had four children: Moris Fresko,
Eugenie Fresko (later Castoriano), Rachel Fresko (later Kazez),
and Fani Fresko (later Seleker).

Fortune HABIB Fresko and Mordechai Fresko both died around
1920, in Istanbul.

I look forward to hearing >from anyone who knows anything about
HABIB families >from Istanbul.

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
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


correction about United Way 80% overhead #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

In a recent message a JewishGenner stated that United Way takes
80% for overhead and only 20% goes to the designated charity.

While this may be correct for the United Way in question,
what I have learned is that each one is different.

Every United Way can tell you since it is a matter of
public record what their overhead costs are. They have
to report this each year when they file their
Income Tax Forms as a 50l (c) 3 Corporation.

Hope this sets the record straight.

Carol Skydell
Chilmark MA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen correction about United Way 80% overhead #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

In a recent message a JewishGenner stated that United Way takes
80% for overhead and only 20% goes to the designated charity.

While this may be correct for the United Way in question,
what I have learned is that each one is different.

Every United Way can tell you since it is a matter of
public record what their overhead costs are. They have
to report this each year when they file their
Income Tax Forms as a 50l (c) 3 Corporation.

Hope this sets the record straight.

Carol Skydell
Chilmark MA

Personal messages to -->skydell@...
JewishGen business to -->cskydell@...
Thank you!


New Ukraine SIG #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased and excited to announce that with the concerted
efforts of Florence Elman a Ukraine SIG has been formed under the JewishGen
umbrella. Working with Florence are Mel Fishman, Jeff Knissbacher and Ada
Glustein who have already accepted areas of responsibility

Mike Jaron, coordinator of the Kiyev Area Research Group is merging that
group into the new SIG as is Iris Folkson, founder and coordinator of the
Volhynia SIG. All groups with interests in Ukraine are welcome and will be
encouraged to continue whatever research efforts have already been
initiated. With this coordination of effort and the capability of reaching
a much larger group of interested researchers and willing participants, we
expect great things of this newly organized SIG.

Their major goals will be to facilitate access to records of the former
Russian Empire gubernias now in Ukraine; Podolia, Volhynia, Kiev, Poltava,
Chernigov, Kharkov, Kherson, Taurida and Ekaterinoslav. Through group
interaction and cooperation, the SIG will be organizing and assisting in the
formation of Regional Special Interest Groups, which can then focus on their
main area of research, and produce web pages for each gubernia/region under
the JewishGen ShtetLinks directory.

It is the SIG's plan to locate, access, and translate available data from
Ukrainian archives, and LDS microfilm research documents (such as Reviskaya
lists, Tax lists, Business lists, Property lists, historical material), as
well as Yizkor books). The Ekaterinoslav Research Group mailing list, formed
quite some time before this Special Interest Group, will continue as a
mailing list but is definitely a part of this cooperative effort.

As with all the other SIGs formed under the JewishGen umbrella, there are no
dues in order that all financial resources generated will support the
acquisition of records which will then be transliterated and put into
databases online on the JewishGen servers.

**People already subscribed to Kiev and Volhynia mailing lists are now
subscribed to the Ukraine list, so nothing need be done by any of them.**

If you are interested in this new group there are two ways to subscribe
...via e-mail or online..

Go to the JewishGen WebForm to manage your subscription.

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

Select Subscribe and the program will take you through the process.

or

Via Email with a message addressed to.

<listserv@...> and simply say

subscribe ukraine (your first name) (your last name)

Using either method you will receive a request to confirm your subscription
and all you need do is hit the reply button on your e-mail program. The
message will go back, properly addressed and with the OK number in the
subject line.

Needless to say we are all very excited about the Ukraine SIG and the
wonderful prospects it has to offer all interested in this huge area. Our
best wishes for the greatest success to all.

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New Ukraine SIG #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rkpollero@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased and excited to announce that with the concerted
efforts of Florence Elman a Ukraine SIG has been formed under the JewishGen
umbrella. Working with Florence are Mel Fishman, Jeff Knissbacher and Ada
Glustein who have already accepted areas of responsibility

Mike Jaron, coordinator of the Kiyev Area Research Group is merging that
group into the new SIG as is Iris Folkson, founder and coordinator of the
Volhynia SIG. All groups with interests in Ukraine are welcome and will be
encouraged to continue whatever research efforts have already been
initiated. With this coordination of effort and the capability of reaching
a much larger group of interested researchers and willing participants, we
expect great things of this newly organized SIG.

Their major goals will be to facilitate access to records of the former
Russian Empire gubernias now in Ukraine; Podolia, Volhynia, Kiev, Poltava,
Chernigov, Kharkov, Kherson, Taurida and Ekaterinoslav. Through group
interaction and cooperation, the SIG will be organizing and assisting in the
formation of Regional Special Interest Groups, which can then focus on their
main area of research, and produce web pages for each gubernia/region under
the JewishGen ShtetLinks directory.

It is the SIG's plan to locate, access, and translate available data from
Ukrainian archives, and LDS microfilm research documents (such as Reviskaya
lists, Tax lists, Business lists, Property lists, historical material), as
well as Yizkor books). The Ekaterinoslav Research Group mailing list, formed
quite some time before this Special Interest Group, will continue as a
mailing list but is definitely a part of this cooperative effort.

As with all the other SIGs formed under the JewishGen umbrella, there are no
dues in order that all financial resources generated will support the
acquisition of records which will then be transliterated and put into
databases online on the JewishGen servers.

**People already subscribed to Kiev and Volhynia mailing lists are now
subscribed to the Ukraine list, so nothing need be done by any of them.**

If you are interested in this new group there are two ways to subscribe
...via e-mail or online..

Go to the JewishGen WebForm to manage your subscription.

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

Select Subscribe and the program will take you through the process.

or

Via Email with a message addressed to.

<listserv@...> and simply say

subscribe ukraine (your first name) (your last name)

Using either method you will receive a request to confirm your subscription
and all you need do is hit the reply button on your e-mail program. The
message will go back, properly addressed and with the OK number in the
subject line.

Needless to say we are all very excited about the Ukraine SIG and the
wonderful prospects it has to offer all interested in this huge area. Our
best wishes for the greatest success to all.

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Personal messages to -->skydell@...
JewishGen business to -->cskydell@...
Thank you!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


SEMON/ROSENBAUM/MATZKIN of Phila & NYC? #general

SRydzewski <srydzewski@...>
 

Hello...
Hoping someone can help me with the Emanuel Semon family,
sons Jacob (tobacconist) and Zera (magician, b1943; d1901), and
daughter Rebecca (married to Henry Bowman), Philadelphians.
Zera, the traveling magician, had married and had two children,
son Lawrence (b1889; d1928), and a daughter (later Mrs. H.C.
Cunningham of Phila).
Lawrence Semon, a newspaper cartoonist/illustrator for the
North American, and a few New York papers, later (c1911)
married Augusta Rosenbaum (born circa1890; d1960) of West
Phila. and gave birth to their only daughter, Virginia (b1912;
d1961), and supposedly lived in NYC.
Lawrence & Augusta separated about 1918, Larry going out to
California to make a career in movies and Augusta soon remarrying
a "Henry Levy" of Galveston, Texas. This marriage was very short
and she returned to live with her daughter, Virginia (aka "Gigi") and
close to her family, the Rosenbaum's, in West Philadelphia.
Virginia met and married Dr. Rueben Matzkin in 1933 in Phila and
they had two daughters, Ruth (later Knapp) and Lynne. Augusta
lived almost thirty years with her daughter's family in Northeast
Philadelphia.
Any help would be grately appreciated; email is best should I miss
any newsgroup response. Thankyou...

Steve Rydzewski


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SEMON/ROSENBAUM/MATZKIN of Phila & NYC? #general

SRydzewski <srydzewski@...>
 

Hello...
Hoping someone can help me with the Emanuel Semon family,
sons Jacob (tobacconist) and Zera (magician, b1943; d1901), and
daughter Rebecca (married to Henry Bowman), Philadelphians.
Zera, the traveling magician, had married and had two children,
son Lawrence (b1889; d1928), and a daughter (later Mrs. H.C.
Cunningham of Phila).
Lawrence Semon, a newspaper cartoonist/illustrator for the
North American, and a few New York papers, later (c1911)
married Augusta Rosenbaum (born circa1890; d1960) of West
Phila. and gave birth to their only daughter, Virginia (b1912;
d1961), and supposedly lived in NYC.
Lawrence & Augusta separated about 1918, Larry going out to
California to make a career in movies and Augusta soon remarrying
a "Henry Levy" of Galveston, Texas. This marriage was very short
and she returned to live with her daughter, Virginia (aka "Gigi") and
close to her family, the Rosenbaum's, in West Philadelphia.
Virginia met and married Dr. Rueben Matzkin in 1933 in Phila and
they had two daughters, Ruth (later Knapp) and Lynne. Augusta
lived almost thirty years with her daughter's family in Northeast
Philadelphia.
Any help would be grately appreciated; email is best should I miss
any newsgroup response. Thankyou...

Steve Rydzewski


Re: Michuel #general

Stan Goodman <stan@...>
 

On Sun, 17 Sep 2000 17:16:32, lennyp@... (Len Pincus) wrote:

Can someone tell me if the name Michuel is male or female?
"Michuel" is the way "Michael" was pronounced in the Yiddish of the
specific milieu >from which came the person who so pronounced it.
Yiddish is a many-splendored thing.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Michuel #general

Stan Goodman <stan@...>
 

On Sun, 17 Sep 2000 17:16:32, lennyp@... (Len Pincus) wrote:

Can someone tell me if the name Michuel is male or female?
"Michuel" is the way "Michael" was pronounced in the Yiddish of the
specific milieu >from which came the person who so pronounced it.
Yiddish is a many-splendored thing.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

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Nebraska #general

JayTeePea@...
 

Looking for a contact or address for the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society.

Thank you,
Jane Tobias Page
Katy, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nebraska #general

JayTeePea@...
 

Looking for a contact or address for the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society.

Thank you,
Jane Tobias Page
Katy, TX


On-site research in Poland #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

There has been some discussion lately about the merits of hiring
a private researcher to go into an archive in Poland, compared to
working to index the records in that archive as a key first step in
researching the area.

One genealogist indicated that he had hired a researcher to go to
the Polish State Archive branches in Lodz, Piotrkow Trybunalski
and Czestochowa, as well as the Urzad Stanu Cywilnego [USC]
(Civil Records Offices) in each of the towns, that this had been a
success, and is now inviting other researchers to join in sharing
the cost of additional research in the same State Archive branches
and local civil records offices.

At the same time, this genealogist cautioned fellow researchers that
"you need to have a good reason to choose a particular city for
research" and that it's not cheap to hire a researcher and referred
to an approximate cost of $150 per day plus expenses.

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland projects to index the vital
records in the Lodz and Piotrkow Trybunalski branches of the Polish
State Archives are now underway. While no one has yet volunteered
to be the Archive Coordinator for the Czestochowa branch, for special
reasons, steps have been taken to ensure that this project will move
ahead quickly when a volunteer steps forward.

The significant point regarding the indexing of the records in these
three archives is that supporting these projects is the most cost-
efficient way for genealogists to advance their research. By
contributing to the indexing of the records and seeing indexing
as an important first step, , genealogists help create a short-cut
for their future research.

Moreover, when all the records in an archive have been indexed,
a scanning of the Surname Lists posted by JRI-Poland often leads
to finding family branches in towns in which a researcher may have
never even thought to look.

So, JRI-Poland is asking those thinking about hiring a private
researcher at $150 per day (plus expenses) to consider that the
same dollars would create indices for more than 1000 records.
For many of the towns in these archives, there are fewer than
100 records per year and so a $150 contribution would cover the
indices for more than 10 years! It should be obvious that hiring
someone to work at Archives that are already being indexed by
JRI-Poland may not be the best use of researchers' funds.

When the indices are completed and searchable, you are able to
identify records of interest with a few key strokes on your computer.
You then have the choice of ordering record copies directly from
the Polish State Archives or hiring a private researcher to extract
key information, starting with the list of pre-selected records.
Doing the research in the 19th century records can also help build
the information you need for detailed research of 20th century
records in the town civil records offices (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego
[USC]). As many of us have learned, knowing what to research
in advance can be a huge time and cost-saving approach.
Here's an example:

Earlier this year we completed indexing 40,000 records for the
city of Lodz (1879 - 1899). With this information, JRI-Poland
Database Manager (and co-author of this message) Michael Tobias
was able to quickly find records for which he has been looking for
years. >from the indices alone he was able to reconstruct a large
branch of his family and then hire a private researcher to do the
detailed leg work that he could not do >from Glasgow.

The "indexing-first" approach enables researchers to use their dollars
in a way that benefits others as well as themselves. Of course, we
also welcome you to volunteer to be an Archive Coordinator for
Archives not yet started or become a Town Leader and work with
the Archive Coordinator to direct the fundraising for the indexing of
the records for 'your' town.

For more information on the indexing of 19th century Jewish records
in Poland, and for details of the Lodz and Piotrkow Trybunalski
projects, go to the JRI-Poland web site at www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl
and click on the Polish State Archives and then click on the
"Project Status" reports. Or, contact the the Archive Coordinators
for these two branches:

Lodz: Shirley Flaum - Seflaum@...
Piotrkow Trybunalski: Gloria Freund - glory1@...

To volunteer to be the Archive Coordinator for the Czestochowa
branch of the Polish State Archives, please contact:
Stanley Diamond at @StanleyDiamond.
.
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent non-profit
U.S. tax-exempt organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Michael Tobias
Database Manager, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: Request help at NARA #poland

ZABLUDOVER@...
 

Sarnia is a town in Ontario, Canada north of Windsor and at the southern end
of Lake Huron.


JRI Poland #Poland On-site research in Poland #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

There has been some discussion lately about the merits of hiring
a private researcher to go into an archive in Poland, compared to
working to index the records in that archive as a key first step in
researching the area.

One genealogist indicated that he had hired a researcher to go to
the Polish State Archive branches in Lodz, Piotrkow Trybunalski
and Czestochowa, as well as the Urzad Stanu Cywilnego [USC]
(Civil Records Offices) in each of the towns, that this had been a
success, and is now inviting other researchers to join in sharing
the cost of additional research in the same State Archive branches
and local civil records offices.

At the same time, this genealogist cautioned fellow researchers that
"you need to have a good reason to choose a particular city for
research" and that it's not cheap to hire a researcher and referred
to an approximate cost of $150 per day plus expenses.

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland projects to index the vital
records in the Lodz and Piotrkow Trybunalski branches of the Polish
State Archives are now underway. While no one has yet volunteered
to be the Archive Coordinator for the Czestochowa branch, for special
reasons, steps have been taken to ensure that this project will move
ahead quickly when a volunteer steps forward.

The significant point regarding the indexing of the records in these
three archives is that supporting these projects is the most cost-
efficient way for genealogists to advance their research. By
contributing to the indexing of the records and seeing indexing
as an important first step, , genealogists help create a short-cut
for their future research.

Moreover, when all the records in an archive have been indexed,
a scanning of the Surname Lists posted by JRI-Poland often leads
to finding family branches in towns in which a researcher may have
never even thought to look.

So, JRI-Poland is asking those thinking about hiring a private
researcher at $150 per day (plus expenses) to consider that the
same dollars would create indices for more than 1000 records.
For many of the towns in these archives, there are fewer than
100 records per year and so a $150 contribution would cover the
indices for more than 10 years! It should be obvious that hiring
someone to work at Archives that are already being indexed by
JRI-Poland may not be the best use of researchers' funds.

When the indices are completed and searchable, you are able to
identify records of interest with a few key strokes on your computer.
You then have the choice of ordering record copies directly from
the Polish State Archives or hiring a private researcher to extract
key information, starting with the list of pre-selected records.
Doing the research in the 19th century records can also help build
the information you need for detailed research of 20th century
records in the town civil records offices (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego
[USC]). As many of us have learned, knowing what to research
in advance can be a huge time and cost-saving approach.
Here's an example:

Earlier this year we completed indexing 40,000 records for the
city of Lodz (1879 - 1899). With this information, JRI-Poland
Database Manager (and co-author of this message) Michael Tobias
was able to quickly find records for which he has been looking for
years. >from the indices alone he was able to reconstruct a large
branch of his family and then hire a private researcher to do the
detailed leg work that he could not do >from Glasgow.

The "indexing-first" approach enables researchers to use their dollars
in a way that benefits others as well as themselves. Of course, we
also welcome you to volunteer to be an Archive Coordinator for
Archives not yet started or become a Town Leader and work with
the Archive Coordinator to direct the fundraising for the indexing of
the records for 'your' town.

For more information on the indexing of 19th century Jewish records
in Poland, and for details of the Lodz and Piotrkow Trybunalski
projects, go to the JRI-Poland web site at www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl
and click on the Polish State Archives and then click on the
"Project Status" reports. Or, contact the the Archive Coordinators
for these two branches:

Lodz: Shirley Flaum - Seflaum@...
Piotrkow Trybunalski: Gloria Freund - glory1@...

To volunteer to be the Archive Coordinator for the Czestochowa
branch of the Polish State Archives, please contact:
Stanley Diamond at @StanleyDiamond.
.
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent non-profit
U.S. tax-exempt organization and is hosted by JewishGen.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Michael Tobias
Database Manager, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Request help at NARA #poland

ZABLUDOVER@...
 

Sarnia is a town in Ontario, Canada north of Windsor and at the southern end
of Lake Huron.


Re: Michuel #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

I would guess male as my grandfather and his grandfather
were Michael, Hebrew name Michal.

Hope this helps.
Diane Jacobs
PS But on his passenger listing he was listed as a l year
old female. So perhaps the name could be female also
in other areas of the world.

Diane Jacobs
new york

Can someone tell me if the name Michuel is male or female?

Len Pincus
Murrieta, CA
lennyp@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Michuel #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

I would guess male as my grandfather and his grandfather
were Michael, Hebrew name Michal.

Hope this helps.
Diane Jacobs
PS But on his passenger listing he was listed as a l year
old female. So perhaps the name could be female also
in other areas of the world.

Diane Jacobs
new york

Can someone tell me if the name Michuel is male or female?

Len Pincus
Murrieta, CA
lennyp@...


Re: Crypto-Jews -- New Mexico #general

Samuel Arutt <SARUTT@...>
 

for a seminal work on the crypto-jews see: Secrecy & Deceit: The Religion
of the Crypto-Jews" by David M. Gitlitz (Jewish Publication Society{1996]
Samuel A. Arutt sarutt@...
<mpfreed28315861@...> wrote in message
news:8q1neb$kp0$1@......

In article <001e01c01f8c$7bd1bf80$0100a8c0@mervjeanone>,
"Mervin Rosenbaum" <mervinr@...> wrote:
For those in the right age group, I strongly recommend the
Elderhostel course on Crypto Jews of the Southwest, which is
offered frequently in Albuquerque by the University of
New Mexico.

Much work has been done on this subject by Judith S. Neulander
The Folklore Institute, Indiana University. Scholarly investigation
seems to cast doubt on these 'crypto Jews'.

Murray Freedman
mailto:


Lukashefsky/Kotlar/Lubarsky of Bershad #ukraine

Robin Sherman <strathtch@...>
 

I am researching the Lukashefsky/Lubarsky
family. Grandmother Yittle (Ethel) Lukashefsky married Itzik LUBARSKY, a
furrier, in 1908 or so in Bershad, Ukraine. Itzik immigrated, Ethel and
son, Harry, followed in 1910. Itzik's father was Herman Lubarsky and mother
was Fannie COOPER/COOPERSMITH.

While at the library at Yad Vashem in Israel this summer, I found Ethel's
father, our
greatgrandfather Isroil Lukashefsky entered in the Hall of Names. I am
submitting his photo to be attached to the
testimony.

Isroil LUKASHEFSKY born in Bershad in 1860. Father Abram.Mother Sura.
Wife's name Dinsa. Lived in a small
village Ruchenko near Donbass in the Ukraine. Nazis drowned Isroil and
others by flooding a coal mine with water. At the age of 81 he died in
1941 this way. The original submission in Russian was in 1991 by Abram
KOTLAR his
grandson who apparently immigrated to Israel in 1990. This man could be in
his 70 or 80's.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Yours,
Robin [Sherman]