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Alzey, Germany Name Changes #general

Neill & Fran Luebke <nfluebke@...>
 

This summer I did genealogical research in Alzey and came back with a
great deal of photocopied material on the Jews of that city. Among the
documents is a list of 128 Jews who changed their names in response to
the Napoleonic Decree of 1808. The document contains the old names of
the individuals, their new names, birth dates and in some cases their
occupations and marital status. Since who families registered their
names at once, minor children are included.

This is a valuable resource to those researching ancestors in this city
because in many cases a surname was selected by families who may or may
not have been related. Several names which fall into this category are
Baum and the famous Belmont banking family of New York. Anyone
researching a Jewish ancestor >from Alzey circa 1808-1810 may contact me
by private email.

Fran Loeb Luebke
nfluebke@execpc.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alzey, Germany Name Changes #general

Neill & Fran Luebke <nfluebke@...>
 

This summer I did genealogical research in Alzey and came back with a
great deal of photocopied material on the Jews of that city. Among the
documents is a list of 128 Jews who changed their names in response to
the Napoleonic Decree of 1808. The document contains the old names of
the individuals, their new names, birth dates and in some cases their
occupations and marital status. Since who families registered their
names at once, minor children are included.

This is a valuable resource to those researching ancestors in this city
because in many cases a surname was selected by families who may or may
not have been related. Several names which fall into this category are
Baum and the famous Belmont banking family of New York. Anyone
researching a Jewish ancestor >from Alzey circa 1808-1810 may contact me
by private email.

Fran Loeb Luebke
nfluebke@execpc.com


Re: Need Photographs of Tombstones in Shamokin, PA and Pleasantville, NJ #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Re your request for someone to take photos of gravestones at the
abovementioned cemeteries....most cemeteries will not only take the photo for
you, gratis, but they may also give you information regarding the Burial
Society that your ancestor belonged to...I found the Riverside Cemetery people
very cordial on the phone and they gave me the name and address of the last
living member of the burial society in case I needed to contact him, plus the
plot numbers, file numbers and deed numbers...Jane Lowenkron, NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need Photographs of Tombstones in Shamokin, PA and Pleasantville, NJ #general

JLowenkron@...
 

Re your request for someone to take photos of gravestones at the
abovementioned cemeteries....most cemeteries will not only take the photo for
you, gratis, but they may also give you information regarding the Burial
Society that your ancestor belonged to...I found the Riverside Cemetery people
very cordial on the phone and they gave me the name and address of the last
living member of the burial society in case I needed to contact him, plus the
plot numbers, file numbers and deed numbers...Jane Lowenkron, NYC


Re: "Migration from the Russian Empire" #general

JLowenkron@...
 

You mention a VOlume 5 in Balch Inst, Phila, but please clarify what it is the
fifth volume of.....Jane Lowenkron, N Y C


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Migration from the Russian Empire" #general

JLowenkron@...
 

You mention a VOlume 5 in Balch Inst, Phila, but please clarify what it is the
fifth volume of.....Jane Lowenkron, N Y C


SA ships: The Cape Run #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

In a post dated 10/24/87, Allen Rabinowitz
(allenrab@worldnet.att.net) spoke of a SA ship,
the Pembroke Castle.

The following reference was posted some time back:
" The Cape Run" by W.H. Mitchell & L.A. Sawyer,
(c) 1984, published by Terence Dalton limited; isbn# 0861380304

Everything you want to know about those SA ships.

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@juno.com
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/

MODERATOR NOTE: Which goes to prove that it pays to look in
the Archives to find answers to our questions. All messages
posted after September 1993 can be found in the JewishGen
Discussion Group Archives which can be accessed directly >from
our homepage http://www.jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SA ships: The Cape Run #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

In a post dated 10/24/87, Allen Rabinowitz
(allenrab@worldnet.att.net) spoke of a SA ship,
the Pembroke Castle.

The following reference was posted some time back:
" The Cape Run" by W.H. Mitchell & L.A. Sawyer,
(c) 1984, published by Terence Dalton limited; isbn# 0861380304

Everything you want to know about those SA ships.

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@juno.com
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/

MODERATOR NOTE: Which goes to prove that it pays to look in
the Archives to find answers to our questions. All messages
posted after September 1993 can be found in the JewishGen
Discussion Group Archives which can be accessed directly >from
our homepage http://www.jewishgen.org


A success story! #general

Joyce Peck <Joycekp@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners, I hope this isn't too long, but I want to share the
story of my first real breakthrough today in my search for ancestors. It
was a very moving experience and maybe one only another JewishGenner can
fully understand. I never new anything but the names of my maternal
gparents and the place >from which they came. A helpful "JewishGenner" was
able to find the birth record among Minsk vital records for my maternal
grandmother, Rose Goldsmith (Rokhlya Goldshmid), who was born April 15,
1869, in Minsk. The record lists not only her birth date and original
name, but also her father (Leizer) and mother's names and their father's
names - Aron >from Molodechno and Srol'.. He also found a birth record
for one of her siblings, Sara, of whom I was unaware. The incredible
part of the story, however, is that he was only 99 percent sure this was
my Rose Goldsmith (not an uncommon name) but when I saw the translation I
was 100 percent sure. My daughter's Hebrew name is Chaya Slava as was my
mother's and now as was my great grandmother. Rose's mother was Khaya
Slava. Also her grandfather was Srol' (Isroel) and apparently she named
onee of her sons, my uncle, Israel, after him.

Joyce Peck
Torrington, CT
Searching GOLDSHMID (GOLDSMITH) and RUBIN (RUBINCHIK) >from Minsk;
KIRSNER and FINESILVER (FEINSILVER) >from Dubno.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A success story! #general

Joyce Peck <Joycekp@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners, I hope this isn't too long, but I want to share the
story of my first real breakthrough today in my search for ancestors. It
was a very moving experience and maybe one only another JewishGenner can
fully understand. I never new anything but the names of my maternal
gparents and the place >from which they came. A helpful "JewishGenner" was
able to find the birth record among Minsk vital records for my maternal
grandmother, Rose Goldsmith (Rokhlya Goldshmid), who was born April 15,
1869, in Minsk. The record lists not only her birth date and original
name, but also her father (Leizer) and mother's names and their father's
names - Aron >from Molodechno and Srol'.. He also found a birth record
for one of her siblings, Sara, of whom I was unaware. The incredible
part of the story, however, is that he was only 99 percent sure this was
my Rose Goldsmith (not an uncommon name) but when I saw the translation I
was 100 percent sure. My daughter's Hebrew name is Chaya Slava as was my
mother's and now as was my great grandmother. Rose's mother was Khaya
Slava. Also her grandfather was Srol' (Isroel) and apparently she named
onee of her sons, my uncle, Israel, after him.

Joyce Peck
Torrington, CT
Searching GOLDSHMID (GOLDSMITH) and RUBIN (RUBINCHIK) >from Minsk;
KIRSNER and FINESILVER (FEINSILVER) >from Dubno.


DARMSTADTER from Philadelphia #general

Counsel17 <counsel17@...>
 

I am searching for any connections to this line, my great aunt. Does anyone
have any ties or knowledge of the family?
John D. Anderson
Visit my Home Page for Descendant Charts & Surnames at
http://members.aol.com/counsel17/John_Anderson_Home_Page.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DARMSTADTER from Philadelphia #general

Counsel17 <counsel17@...>
 

I am searching for any connections to this line, my great aunt. Does anyone
have any ties or knowledge of the family?
John D. Anderson
Visit my Home Page for Descendant Charts & Surnames at
http://members.aol.com/counsel17/John_Anderson_Home_Page.html


Re: Mogilev #belarus

dardasht@...
 

For Carole and those searching Mogilev, Belarus:
I have replied privately to Carole with information on the names
she is searching >from the Mogilev Birth Index to Fathers of Baby Boys,
1864-1894, extracted by unknown persons >from Mogilev Crown Rabbinate
Records 91837-1894), including birth, death, marriage, divorce, a 7-roll
series available at LDS Family History Centers. We were successful in
finding names she is searching.
Mogilev today is Belarus. Number one job for those searching
Mogilev is to determine if indeed they need to search Mogilev on the
Dnieper, Belarus, or Mogilev-Podulsk (which is somewhere entirely
different). Number two job is to check passenger arrival manifest, if
applicable, to USA arrival. If record is found, village/city will be
given. Mogilev area immigrants were generally careful in giving shtetl
name, not just Mogilev (city).
Also, the early editions (1902-04) of Jewish Encyclopedia, etc.
have large entries on Mogilv, with woodcuts of synagogues, etc. Also YIVO
has photograph collection of Mogilev.
Also, all those with any interest in current Belarus should
subscribe to BELARUS SIG which has many people searching Mogilev.
Again, I also repeat that those searching families in Mogilev,
should also check out Bobruisk, Orsha, Vitebsk, Minsk and other
population centers nearby, including Gomel, and even down into
Chernigov-geburnia population centers. Many families also had branches in
St. Petersburg and Moscow (very early on for education, late 1890s early
1900s) and in Siberia (before,during,after WWII).
Best of luck to everyone.
Schelly TALALAY DARDASHTI
JGS of Southern Nevada-East
dardasht@ix.netcom.com


Subject: Searching for ancestors >from Mogilev, Russia
From: mouallem@banet.net
I am looking for any information regarding Jews >from Mogilev. My
g.grandparents were born there but emigrated to the US in the early
1900's, it is my understanding that the rest of the family dispersed
throughout Eastern Europe. LUKASHEVSKY
(changed to Lukas), SCHLEIFER and FORSTADT.
Thank you in advance,
Carole Mouallem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Mogilev #general

dardasht@...
 

For Carole and those searching Mogilev, Belarus:
I have replied privately to Carole with information on the names
she is searching >from the Mogilev Birth Index to Fathers of Baby Boys,
1864-1894, extracted by unknown persons >from Mogilev Crown Rabbinate
Records 91837-1894), including birth, death, marriage, divorce, a 7-roll
series available at LDS Family History Centers. We were successful in
finding names she is searching.
Mogilev today is Belarus. Number one job for those searching
Mogilev is to determine if indeed they need to search Mogilev on the
Dnieper, Belarus, or Mogilev-Podulsk (which is somewhere entirely
different). Number two job is to check passenger arrival manifest, if
applicable, to USA arrival. If record is found, village/city will be
given. Mogilev area immigrants were generally careful in giving shtetl
name, not just Mogilev (city).
Also, the early editions (1902-04) of Jewish Encyclopedia, etc.
have large entries on Mogilv, with woodcuts of synagogues, etc. Also YIVO
has photograph collection of Mogilev.
Also, all those with any interest in current Belarus should
subscribe to BELARUS SIG which has many people searching Mogilev.
Again, I also repeat that those searching families in Mogilev,
should also check out Bobruisk, Orsha, Vitebsk, Minsk and other
population centers nearby, including Gomel, and even down into
Chernigov-geburnia population centers. Many families also had branches in
St. Petersburg and Moscow (very early on for education, late 1890s early
1900s) and in Siberia (before,during,after WWII).
Best of luck to everyone.
Schelly TALALAY DARDASHTI
JGS of Southern Nevada-East
dardasht@ix.netcom.com


Subject: Searching for ancestors >from Mogilev, Russia
From: mouallem@banet.net
I am looking for any information regarding Jews >from Mogilev. My
g.grandparents were born there but emigrated to the US in the early
1900's, it is my understanding that the rest of the family dispersed
throughout Eastern Europe. LUKASHEVSKY
(changed to Lukas), SCHLEIFER and FORSTADT.
Thank you in advance,
Carole Mouallem


Searching JASINOWSKI or YANOFSKY relatives #general

Kamtraub@...
 

Dear Genners,

I am searching for anyone who might know of any of my JASINOWSI relatives. We
have had no contact with them since about 1950. My maternal grandfather,
Manes Jasinowski, came to the U.S. with his mother, Chana, >from Ostrow
Mazowiecka, Poland in 1913. At that time, he was 15 years old and his mother
was about 60. In the U.S., he went by the name Manny YANOFSKY and lived in
Chelsea, Massachusetts. In 1928, he married my grandmother, Taube NEEDLE, who
already had two children >from her first marriage, Jeanette and Al.

Chana Jasinowski died about 1935.

Manes Jasinowski's father was Issachar Fishel Jasinowski, but was known as
Fishel. They had a large family and most of Manes's siblings came to the U.S.
before he did and settled in the Boston area.

Feiga, born circa 1876, was married to a Joel BLOTNICK. Children??

Rose was married to a man with the last name Cohen and had two children, Tom
and Marian.

Harry (Yitzhak), born about 1880, went by the name YANOF? and had 5 children
with the names, Sylvia, Leonard, Benjamin, William and Ethel.

Julius was born about 1888 and had two daughters named Dorothy and Thelma.

Anyone who might have any idea how to contact these cousins, please e-mail me
privately at Kamtraub@aol.com.

Thanks,

Phil Weintraub


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching JASINOWSKI or YANOFSKY relatives #general

Kamtraub@...
 

Dear Genners,

I am searching for anyone who might know of any of my JASINOWSI relatives. We
have had no contact with them since about 1950. My maternal grandfather,
Manes Jasinowski, came to the U.S. with his mother, Chana, >from Ostrow
Mazowiecka, Poland in 1913. At that time, he was 15 years old and his mother
was about 60. In the U.S., he went by the name Manny YANOFSKY and lived in
Chelsea, Massachusetts. In 1928, he married my grandmother, Taube NEEDLE, who
already had two children >from her first marriage, Jeanette and Al.

Chana Jasinowski died about 1935.

Manes Jasinowski's father was Issachar Fishel Jasinowski, but was known as
Fishel. They had a large family and most of Manes's siblings came to the U.S.
before he did and settled in the Boston area.

Feiga, born circa 1876, was married to a Joel BLOTNICK. Children??

Rose was married to a man with the last name Cohen and had two children, Tom
and Marian.

Harry (Yitzhak), born about 1880, went by the name YANOF? and had 5 children
with the names, Sylvia, Leonard, Benjamin, William and Ethel.

Julius was born about 1888 and had two daughters named Dorothy and Thelma.

Anyone who might have any idea how to contact these cousins, please e-mail me
privately at Kamtraub@aol.com.

Thanks,

Phil Weintraub


Re : French Painter Henry CARO-DELVAILLE #general

Alkrams <alkrams@...>
 

"I like to know more about this painter and his possible descendants.
It would not surprise me at all if one of the readers of Jewishgen has
more on CARO-DELVAILLE or other sources where I could find more."

For the moment I can suggest you 2 sources:
1 - In the Archives Nationales (CARAN) there is in the serie AJ 52 a
special file for the students of the Beaux Arts (AJ 52, 234 to 437),
you can also try F21, 622 to 625, but it is only for the 19th century.
I am not sure they answer by mail, but you can try and ask if there is
a file for this painter by writing to :
Archives de France
11 rue des 4 fils
75003 Paris

2 - as you know the year and the place of his birth, you can ask for his
birth certificate (acte de naissance). Write to:

Mairie de Bayonne,
Service de l'etat civil
1, Avenue du Marechal Leclerc
64100 Bayonne
(try to send an envelop with a french stamp for the answer)

On the birth certificate you should find as a "mention marginale" the date
and place of his marriage (if he has been married), and the exact date and
place where he died. As he probably married about the end of the nineteenth
century it is not sure the date of his marriage will be noted.
But the date and place of the death will certainly be noted. Then you can
ask for his death certificate (acte de d=E9c=E8s) in Paris.
On the death certificate you will find if he was married or not and may be
you will have the chance that one of his children will be noted as having
declared the death.

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
Cercle de Genealogie Juive


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re : French Painter Henry CARO-DELVAILLE #general

Alkrams <alkrams@...>
 

"I like to know more about this painter and his possible descendants.
It would not surprise me at all if one of the readers of Jewishgen has
more on CARO-DELVAILLE or other sources where I could find more."

For the moment I can suggest you 2 sources:
1 - In the Archives Nationales (CARAN) there is in the serie AJ 52 a
special file for the students of the Beaux Arts (AJ 52, 234 to 437),
you can also try F21, 622 to 625, but it is only for the 19th century.
I am not sure they answer by mail, but you can try and ask if there is
a file for this painter by writing to :
Archives de France
11 rue des 4 fils
75003 Paris

2 - as you know the year and the place of his birth, you can ask for his
birth certificate (acte de naissance). Write to:

Mairie de Bayonne,
Service de l'etat civil
1, Avenue du Marechal Leclerc
64100 Bayonne
(try to send an envelop with a french stamp for the answer)

On the birth certificate you should find as a "mention marginale" the date
and place of his marriage (if he has been married), and the exact date and
place where he died. As he probably married about the end of the nineteenth
century it is not sure the date of his marriage will be noted.
But the date and place of the death will certainly be noted. Then you can
ask for his death certificate (acte de d=E9c=E8s) in Paris.
On the death certificate you will find if he was married or not and may be
you will have the chance that one of his children will be noted as having
declared the death.

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
Cercle de Genealogie Juive


Re: French Painter Henry CARO-DELVAILLE #general

Eve Line Blum <blume@...>
 

Rene van Wijngaarden wrote

The Jewish French painter/engraver Henry CARO-DELVAILLE born 1876 in
Bayonne ( Pyrenees Atlantiques), died in 1926 in Paris.
It would not surprise me at all if one of the readers of Jewishgen has
more on CARO-DELVAILLE or other sources where I could find more.
You can write directly to :

Galerie DELVAILLE
15 rue de Beaune
75007 PARIS
Fax : (33) 1 40 15 98 33

Eve Line Blum
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (Paris)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: French Painter Henry CARO-DELVAILLE #general

Eve Line Blum <blume@...>
 

Rene van Wijngaarden wrote

The Jewish French painter/engraver Henry CARO-DELVAILLE born 1876 in
Bayonne ( Pyrenees Atlantiques), died in 1926 in Paris.
It would not surprise me at all if one of the readers of Jewishgen has
more on CARO-DELVAILLE or other sources where I could find more.
You can write directly to :

Galerie DELVAILLE
15 rue de Beaune
75007 PARIS
Fax : (33) 1 40 15 98 33

Eve Line Blum
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (Paris)