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Joseph BRATT -Israel #general

arnold goldberg <arn@...>
 

Searching for Joseph BRATT son of Phil BRATT who died in the 1970's.Is
living in Israel but I have no indication exactly where he might be
living.Any help would be appreciated.
Arnold Goldberg
Ontario Canada


looking for Morton Katz #general

MK <m.katz@...>
 

I'm looking for information about my father's cousin, Morton Katz - son of
Nachman/Nimon. He was born about 1915, grew up in Detroit MI, and was last
known to be in the Chicago IL area.

Min Kataczinsky
mailto:m.katz@usa.net
http://sites.netscape.net/mink8/homepage - researching BORAKINSKI
Vilna,Lithuania); ERELOVICH; FRUMIN (Braslav and Glebokie,Belarus),
KATACZINSKY (Vilna, Lithuania); KATZ (Litin Podolie, Ukraine); KUKULIN
(Vitebsk, Russia); LERNER (Vinnitsa area, Ukraine); RABINOVITZ (Khodorkov,
Ukraine); SHEININ (Belarus); SINGER (Korostyshev,Ukraine); TAKSA/TAXEY


Book on Ukraine Shtels/Proskurov, Zinkov #general

meryl-chicago@...
 

I read in earlier posts about a book titled "One Hundred
Shtetls of Ukraine". I was wondering if this book has
been translated into English yet. Does anyone know? If
so, how can I get a copy? I am researching the towns of
Proskurov (now Kmelnitskiy) and Zinkow.

Meryl Goldberg
Chicago, Illinois
meryl-chicago@worldnet.att.net

Researching: ERLICHMAN/Poskurov and Zinkov
WEISMAN/Proskurov and Podolsk LITSINGER/Podolsk
GERRICK/Warsaw


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Joseph BRATT -Israel #general

arnold goldberg <arn@...>
 

Searching for Joseph BRATT son of Phil BRATT who died in the 1970's.Is
living in Israel but I have no indication exactly where he might be
living.Any help would be appreciated.
Arnold Goldberg
Ontario Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for Morton Katz #general

MK <m.katz@...>
 

I'm looking for information about my father's cousin, Morton Katz - son of
Nachman/Nimon. He was born about 1915, grew up in Detroit MI, and was last
known to be in the Chicago IL area.

Min Kataczinsky
mailto:m.katz@usa.net
http://sites.netscape.net/mink8/homepage - researching BORAKINSKI
Vilna,Lithuania); ERELOVICH; FRUMIN (Braslav and Glebokie,Belarus),
KATACZINSKY (Vilna, Lithuania); KATZ (Litin Podolie, Ukraine); KUKULIN
(Vitebsk, Russia); LERNER (Vinnitsa area, Ukraine); RABINOVITZ (Khodorkov,
Ukraine); SHEININ (Belarus); SINGER (Korostyshev,Ukraine); TAKSA/TAXEY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Book on Ukraine Shtels/Proskurov, Zinkov #general

meryl-chicago@...
 

I read in earlier posts about a book titled "One Hundred
Shtetls of Ukraine". I was wondering if this book has
been translated into English yet. Does anyone know? If
so, how can I get a copy? I am researching the towns of
Proskurov (now Kmelnitskiy) and Zinkow.

Meryl Goldberg
Chicago, Illinois
meryl-chicago@worldnet.att.net

Researching: ERLICHMAN/Poskurov and Zinkov
WEISMAN/Proskurov and Podolsk LITSINGER/Podolsk
GERRICK/Warsaw


belarus digest: December 05, 1999 #belarus

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

I urge everyone to look in the Belarus archives to get
answers for GRODNO queries. It's all there-I posted the
address some months ago. Use keywords Grodno &
archives.

Best
Miriam Margolyes
Santa Monica

----------------
MODERATOR:
This Discussion Group has been very active almost >from the beginning,
so it is always a very good idea to search the mailing list archives -
for whatever question you have - or just surnames or place names.
You can find the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives at the bottom of:
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm
or go directly:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
But always remember to select which SIG-Discussion Group you want to
search! You choose that at the bottom.

Another good advice is to check out the JewishGen Infofiles at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/
where you can find a lot of information on various subjects.
- or the JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about Jewish
Genealogy - How to do Jewish genealogical research - An extensive
discussion of methods and resources:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html

Good luck!
----------


Belarus SIG #Belarus belarus digest: December 05, 1999 #belarus

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

I urge everyone to look in the Belarus archives to get
answers for GRODNO queries. It's all there-I posted the
address some months ago. Use keywords Grodno &
archives.

Best
Miriam Margolyes
Santa Monica

----------------
MODERATOR:
This Discussion Group has been very active almost >from the beginning,
so it is always a very good idea to search the mailing list archives -
for whatever question you have - or just surnames or place names.
You can find the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives at the bottom of:
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm
or go directly:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
But always remember to select which SIG-Discussion Group you want to
search! You choose that at the bottom.

Another good advice is to check out the JewishGen Infofiles at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/
where you can find a lot of information on various subjects.
- or the JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about Jewish
Genealogy - How to do Jewish genealogical research - An extensive
discussion of methods and resources:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html

Good luck!
----------


Russian Crylic translation request #general

Nir Alon <niralon@...>
 

Just received 3 photocopies >from the Polish Archives in Zakroczym. This is
my first trial with them and I am really excited!

I would appreciate translation assistance. I have put up 3 pages on
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/6388/

Many thanks and Chag Sameach!

Nir Alon mailto:niralon@isdn.net.il
Jerusalem, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Crylic translation request #general

Nir Alon <niralon@...>
 

Just received 3 photocopies >from the Polish Archives in Zakroczym. This is
my first trial with them and I am really excited!

I would appreciate translation assistance. I have put up 3 pages on
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/6388/

Many thanks and Chag Sameach!

Nir Alon mailto:niralon@isdn.net.il
Jerusalem, Israel


FEIN family, Bronx, NY #general

Project753@...
 

Family member, deceased, named Ben FEIN (name originally was FERN) had
candy stores in Bronx, NY, early-mid 1900s. Married Bessie. Had Ben FEIN,
accountant, who lived in Forest Hills, NY and Ruth FEIN, who married Philip
STEINBAUM, dentist.

Any information about this FEIN family appreciated.

William H. Fern, Westport, CT USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FEIN family, Bronx, NY #general

Project753@...
 

Family member, deceased, named Ben FEIN (name originally was FERN) had
candy stores in Bronx, NY, early-mid 1900s. Married Bessie. Had Ben FEIN,
accountant, who lived in Forest Hills, NY and Ruth FEIN, who married Philip
STEINBAUM, dentist.

Any information about this FEIN family appreciated.

William H. Fern, Westport, CT USA


Re: Researching Baron de Hirsch #belarus

JBURNSTEIN@...
 

There was a large Jewish Community that settled in Moodus, Ct.
Colchester, and Chesterfield, all beneficiaries of the Baron de
Hirsch foundation.

If you write to Temple Beth El, Ocean Ave Mew London Ct.06320,
their library has information on the names that settled in the
areas mentioned.

Joseph Burnstein


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Researching Baron de Hirsch #belarus

JBURNSTEIN@...
 

There was a large Jewish Community that settled in Moodus, Ct.
Colchester, and Chesterfield, all beneficiaries of the Baron de
Hirsch foundation.

If you write to Temple Beth El, Ocean Ave Mew London Ct.06320,
their library has information on the names that settled in the
areas mentioned.

Joseph Burnstein


Need help identifying cups may be from a Minsk association #belarus

Tammy
 

My grandfather came >from the outskirts of Minsk and settled in
Brooklyn, NY.

I was wondering if anyone out there could help me indentify the origin
of a set of sterling silver cups that belonged to my grandfather.
The set of 4 fit one inside the other. They do not have stems on the
bottoms. The surfaces are etched with designs as follows:

largest cup: four etched designs; buildings that look like part of a
village, flowers, a large single building, flowers

2nd cup: three etched designs; 3 leaves clustered together, a
Jewish star, 3 lines stating "K.Y.M.A 1.0. NO. 1.
1885-1926"

3rd cup: more buildings and leaves

4th cup: birds on a branch.

There are some markings on the underside of each cup. It's difficult
to make them out. They contain initials A.C. and a very small stamped
picture of a face.

Could the initials KYMA be >from a Minsk association? If so, does
anyone know what these initials stand for?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Tammy Sarote

Searching: WISHNEFSKY and RABINOWITZ, Ostroshitskiy Gorodok Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Need help identifying cups may be from a Minsk association #belarus

Tammy
 

My grandfather came >from the outskirts of Minsk and settled in
Brooklyn, NY.

I was wondering if anyone out there could help me indentify the origin
of a set of sterling silver cups that belonged to my grandfather.
The set of 4 fit one inside the other. They do not have stems on the
bottoms. The surfaces are etched with designs as follows:

largest cup: four etched designs; buildings that look like part of a
village, flowers, a large single building, flowers

2nd cup: three etched designs; 3 leaves clustered together, a
Jewish star, 3 lines stating "K.Y.M.A 1.0. NO. 1.
1885-1926"

3rd cup: more buildings and leaves

4th cup: birds on a branch.

There are some markings on the underside of each cup. It's difficult
to make them out. They contain initials A.C. and a very small stamped
picture of a face.

Could the initials KYMA be >from a Minsk association? If so, does
anyone know what these initials stand for?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Tammy Sarote

Searching: WISHNEFSKY and RABINOWITZ, Ostroshitskiy Gorodok Belarus


A channukah gift - a new database each night #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Shalom, fellow researchers!! While you have been sleeping and eating
latkes, the steering committee of the Courland Research Group has been
furiously working late into the night and >from very very early in the
morning, to try to prepare a new gift for each night of Channukah!

We have gotten together a number of items that we are putting up on our
webpage, a new one for each night of Channukah. Our site, which is still
under construction, is at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland/

Many of you donated money to our research group so that we could purchase
records. One of these Channukah nights, you will see a completed database
that we worked on developing. All the kinks are out and we have our
template ready for volunteers to join us in transcribing material >from the
many resources that we have and are still obtaining. Some generous souls
have bought and donated valuable genealogic material for our group, some of
it quite unique. We would like to get all the information that we are
gathering out to as broad an audience as possible.

If you can help, please do volunteer! We can't do it all by ourselves!
Some of you have written offering to volunteer and we would like to put you
to work now, if you are still able to give of your time. We want to
perpetuate the names of individuals killed in the Shoah and to present as
much material as possible on each and every individual who has ever lived
in Courland. By the time we are finished, our project should be a light
unto all researchers; an example of what it is possible to achieve when we
all work together. We Latvian descendents are probably the smallest group
of survivors of all European Jewry, and our project is therefore all the
more ambitious! Help us to see it to completion!

Go each night to our website to enjoy and learn! Then don't forget to
contact Martha
[ Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il> ] with your offers of help.
Normally, Constance CWhippman@aol.com is the projects coordinator, but
she will be out of touch for a bit, so the rest of us will try to
cover for her.

We hope you will enjoy your Channukah gifts!

For the Courland Research Group steering committee,

Martha Lev-Zion

This Research Group (courland@lyris.jewishgen.org) is hosted by
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Visit our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org


Breakstone Bros. butter, milk, & egg business #general

LE01982@...
 

Seeking relatives who are descendants >from this family/business.

Joseph BREAKSTONE married Esther LAVNER (DOB circa 1848). Esther's parents
are Blume HAMBORG (DOB circa 1838 in Suwalki gubernia) and ? LAVNER.
Esther's younger sister is Dora (DOB circa 1872); another sister married a
Ben FRIEDLANDER.

Blume's other sisters are: Miriam (who married Lewis AGAR in circa 1852)
and Rivke/Rebecca (who married Nathan BERNSTEIN circa 1870-1 in
Russia-Poland). Their parents are: Malki (? - circa 1870-1) and Solomon
HAMBORG. (1807-1891). After Malki died, Solomon served as the rabbi for
the newly opened Kalvari shul in NYC (exact dates unknown, but probably
early 1870's). He returned to Sheffield and remarried to Anna (or Pescha
Hanna; her last name is unknown, but the 1881 Census for England cited her
age as 47). Anna died in Sheffield about 6 months after Solomon's death.

My grandmother, Deborah "Dolly" nee BLOCH (1875-1960), is a second cousin
to Esther, Dora, and the third sister. Dolly worked for the Breakstone's
for a short period following her arrival in NYC >from Sheffield, England in
late February 1896. Her parents and younger siblings had arrived about 6
months before and settled on the Lower Eastside.

BREAKSTONE business addresses verified >from NYC street directories in late
1890's.

If you are related to any of these BRREAKSTONE's or FRIEDLANDER's, please
correspond with me.

Thank you,

Mark ROSENHOLZ
Albany, NY

Other related names: ROSENHOLZ, BLOCH, SURANSKY, AGAR/EIGER, WERBALSKY,
FINKELSTEIN, KLINKOWSTEIN, & BERNSTEIN (all families are mostly >from the
Suwalki gubernia region)


NYC Jewish theatre actress & agent #general

Project753@...
 

I am trying to find information about a family member who was an agent in
the NYC Jewish theatre in the early 1900s. His name was Willy (William)
(Vova) FERN. He probably ws born between 1888 and 1898.

He married an acress in the Jewish theatre, named Ann. I do not know her
birth surname, if she used that as a stage name, FERN as her last name, or
who had a completely different stage name. They had a daughter, Ruth FERN.

Does anyone have any suggestions for researching them?
William H. Fern, Westport, CT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A channukah gift - a new database each night #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Shalom, fellow researchers!! While you have been sleeping and eating
latkes, the steering committee of the Courland Research Group has been
furiously working late into the night and >from very very early in the
morning, to try to prepare a new gift for each night of Channukah!

We have gotten together a number of items that we are putting up on our
webpage, a new one for each night of Channukah. Our site, which is still
under construction, is at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland/

Many of you donated money to our research group so that we could purchase
records. One of these Channukah nights, you will see a completed database
that we worked on developing. All the kinks are out and we have our
template ready for volunteers to join us in transcribing material >from the
many resources that we have and are still obtaining. Some generous souls
have bought and donated valuable genealogic material for our group, some of
it quite unique. We would like to get all the information that we are
gathering out to as broad an audience as possible.

If you can help, please do volunteer! We can't do it all by ourselves!
Some of you have written offering to volunteer and we would like to put you
to work now, if you are still able to give of your time. We want to
perpetuate the names of individuals killed in the Shoah and to present as
much material as possible on each and every individual who has ever lived
in Courland. By the time we are finished, our project should be a light
unto all researchers; an example of what it is possible to achieve when we
all work together. We Latvian descendents are probably the smallest group
of survivors of all European Jewry, and our project is therefore all the
more ambitious! Help us to see it to completion!

Go each night to our website to enjoy and learn! Then don't forget to
contact Martha
[ Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il> ] with your offers of help.
Normally, Constance CWhippman@aol.com is the projects coordinator, but
she will be out of touch for a bit, so the rest of us will try to
cover for her.

We hope you will enjoy your Channukah gifts!

For the Courland Research Group steering committee,

Martha Lev-Zion

This Research Group (courland@lyris.jewishgen.org) is hosted by
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Visit our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org