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KOHNER and NISSEL/NYSEL Rabbis? #general

Joe Barcomb & Julie Waters-Barcomb <jwb@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I've certainly learned a great deal >from reading posts....thanks for the
suggestions on how to print out a decent family tree. :) What I'd like
to know now is: how would I find the names of each shtetl near Lodz,
Poland? Also, I know there were rabbis in both the KOHNER and NISSEL/NYSEL
families. Is there any way I can find their names or more about them? Thanks

Julie
researching ROSENZWEIG/ Lodz; KOHNER/Bohemia; GLASSER/Bohemia,
BLOCK/Bohemia, FAITLOVICH/Lodz; NISSEL (NYSEL)/Lodz

MODERATOR NOTE: To find shtetls near Lodz (or any other town) go to
the JG ShtetlSeeker, accessed >from our homepage. Make a search for
Lodz by using the Precise Spelling option. Once you found it, write
down the longitude and latitude (coordinates) of Lodz. Go back to
the search page and scroll down to the very end. You will find an
option to find shtetls by distance. Click on the highlighted word
Distance and it will take you to the search for shtetls within one
to 30 miles radius of the coordinates you enter.

There is a wealth of information and resources offered by JewishGen.
Everyone should make a point of frequently looking at our home page:
http://www.jewishgen.org to learn about what is available.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KOHNER and NISSEL/NYSEL Rabbis? #general

Joe Barcomb & Julie Waters-Barcomb <jwb@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I've certainly learned a great deal >from reading posts....thanks for the
suggestions on how to print out a decent family tree. :) What I'd like
to know now is: how would I find the names of each shtetl near Lodz,
Poland? Also, I know there were rabbis in both the KOHNER and NISSEL/NYSEL
families. Is there any way I can find their names or more about them? Thanks

Julie
researching ROSENZWEIG/ Lodz; KOHNER/Bohemia; GLASSER/Bohemia,
BLOCK/Bohemia, FAITLOVICH/Lodz; NISSEL (NYSEL)/Lodz

MODERATOR NOTE: To find shtetls near Lodz (or any other town) go to
the JG ShtetlSeeker, accessed >from our homepage. Make a search for
Lodz by using the Precise Spelling option. Once you found it, write
down the longitude and latitude (coordinates) of Lodz. Go back to
the search page and scroll down to the very end. You will find an
option to find shtetls by distance. Click on the highlighted word
Distance and it will take you to the search for shtetls within one
to 30 miles radius of the coordinates you enter.

There is a wealth of information and resources offered by JewishGen.
Everyone should make a point of frequently looking at our home page:
http://www.jewishgen.org to learn about what is available.


Re: Woman from Mars #belarus

Allen B. Saxe <saxe@...>
 

Dear Frank,
While I do not have 15 tons of Matza ,I do have a suggestion. Matza making
at one time in our history was a communal ritual.
Why not revive it. You might even be able to get a Rabbi or Rabbis to come
and supervise. You might be able to get volunteers to come >from aaround the
world and have Pesach together. Shalom,

Allen B. Saxe

(excessive quoting deleted)
Frank Swartz >from Minsk wrote:

One thing that is a fact, though, is that there are no matzos in
Belarus. The Joint hasn't the funds to supply them and there are
no other donors in the offing. So if anyone has 15 tons of
matzos to spare let me know, otherwise there may be no Passover
in Belarus.
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Based on some of Frank's previous messages, there is
a shortage of flower and other basic food items that might prevent making
matzos there.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Woman from Mars #belarus

Allen B. Saxe <saxe@...>
 

Dear Frank,
While I do not have 15 tons of Matza ,I do have a suggestion. Matza making
at one time in our history was a communal ritual.
Why not revive it. You might even be able to get a Rabbi or Rabbis to come
and supervise. You might be able to get volunteers to come >from aaround the
world and have Pesach together. Shalom,

Allen B. Saxe

(excessive quoting deleted)
Frank Swartz >from Minsk wrote:

One thing that is a fact, though, is that there are no matzos in
Belarus. The Joint hasn't the funds to supply them and there are
no other donors in the offing. So if anyone has 15 tons of
matzos to spare let me know, otherwise there may be no Passover
in Belarus.
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Based on some of Frank's previous messages, there is
a shortage of flower and other basic food items that might prevent making
matzos there.


Databases #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Oh, goodie. So we are finally getting the ball rolling! Where are the rest
of you out there? This is going to have to be a very joint effort!

Martha

--
Martha LEVINSON Lev-Zion >from Israel <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>

Researching:
LIEBERTHAL (Latvia/Lithuania) Anyplace in the world.
HIM(M)ELHOCH (Latvia) Anyplace in the world.
LEVOR/LEFOR (Barchfeld, Germany) Anyplace in the world.
ROTHSCHILD (Bamberg, Germany)
BERNET/BARNET (Frensdorf/Bamberg, Bavaria - Germany)
HIMMELREICH (Frensdorf/Bamberg, Bavaria - Germany


Latvia SIG #Latvia Databases #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Oh, goodie. So we are finally getting the ball rolling! Where are the rest
of you out there? This is going to have to be a very joint effort!

Martha

--
Martha LEVINSON Lev-Zion >from Israel <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>

Researching:
LIEBERTHAL (Latvia/Lithuania) Anyplace in the world.
HIM(M)ELHOCH (Latvia) Anyplace in the world.
LEVOR/LEFOR (Barchfeld, Germany) Anyplace in the world.
ROTHSCHILD (Bamberg, Germany)
BERNET/BARNET (Frensdorf/Bamberg, Bavaria - Germany)
HIMMELREICH (Frensdorf/Bamberg, Bavaria - Germany


Searching BENSMAN Family of Lepel Belarus #belarus

Allen B. Saxe <saxe@...>
 

I am researching the BENSMAN Family of Lepel. My grandfather Yehuda
BENSMAN and his four brothers Joseph,William,Abe and Mosel came to the
U.S. in the early 1900's. His parents David and Crena Ferga remained in
Lepel with several brothers and sisters. We do not know these siblings
names. I would appreciate advice on (1) information on life in Lepel at
the turn of the century,(2) any documentation that others have seen on the
Bensman family.

We are in contact with several branches of the BENSMAN family. We are in
contact with Bentsman families who came to the US in the 1980's. We are
aware of the Bensmans identified in the Lists of Jewish Religious
Leaders of Russia. We have learned that there are Jewish families still
in Lepel and that a I.M. BENSMAN died in 1994. We are searching for any
survivors of this Bensman.

For anyone interested in families >from Lepel that settled in the U.S. we
suggest you look at the Sheboygan Website available on JewishGen
ShtetLinks.You will find names as well as a description of Lepel.

Allen B.Saxe

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Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching BENSMAN Family of Lepel Belarus #belarus

Allen B. Saxe <saxe@...>
 

I am researching the BENSMAN Family of Lepel. My grandfather Yehuda
BENSMAN and his four brothers Joseph,William,Abe and Mosel came to the
U.S. in the early 1900's. His parents David and Crena Ferga remained in
Lepel with several brothers and sisters. We do not know these siblings
names. I would appreciate advice on (1) information on life in Lepel at
the turn of the century,(2) any documentation that others have seen on the
Bensman family.

We are in contact with several branches of the BENSMAN family. We are in
contact with Bentsman families who came to the US in the 1980's. We are
aware of the Bensmans identified in the Lists of Jewish Religious
Leaders of Russia. We have learned that there are Jewish families still
in Lepel and that a I.M. BENSMAN died in 1994. We are searching for any
survivors of this Bensman.

For anyone interested in families >from Lepel that settled in the U.S. we
suggest you look at the Sheboygan Website available on JewishGen
ShtetLinks.You will find names as well as a description of Lepel.

Allen B.Saxe

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder, please turn off MIME when sending
messages to the Belarus SIG listserver. The Lyris software and MIME do
not get along too well and it results in formating problems which I'm sure
the readers of this group don't want to put up with. It takes the
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turn off you MIME feature, please contact your e-mail software vendor or
your internet service provider (ISP). Many thanks for your cooperation.


Hersch & Gersh #general

David Gershon Leventhal <David_Gershon@...>
 

I've run into contact with both Hersch and Gersh in my genealogy
research. Nat Reiss' analysis of Gersh being the Russian
interpretation of the Germanic Hersch (or Hirsch) is correct.
However, keep in mind that Gersh can be a shorter form of
Gershon, as Hirsch is a shorter form of Hirschel. I know this all
too well; all my friends have nicknamed me 'Gersh'!

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving,

David Gershon Leventhal
David_Gershon@iname.com
http://pw2.netcom.com/~leventhl/geneal.htm
Canton, Michigan / Herzliyya, Israel

BIERFASS, BYKOW, DROZANSK-, FREIFELD, GARTNER, GOLDSMITH, HAMER,
LAUBERFELD, LISCHNER, LOWENTHAL, MOND, OBERLENDER, ORLING,
ROSENTHAL, SCHNELL, TEPPER, TOBIAS, TURNER, PURYC
(in Eastern Europe & Russja: Bircza Area, Moskwa Area, Poltawa
Area, Przemysl Area, Rybotycze Area, Sanok Area, Winnitsa Area;
in USA: New York City and surrounding areas; in Argentina: Buenos
Aires and surrounding areas)

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It is now closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hersch & Gersh #general

David Gershon Leventhal <David_Gershon@...>
 

I've run into contact with both Hersch and Gersh in my genealogy
research. Nat Reiss' analysis of Gersh being the Russian
interpretation of the Germanic Hersch (or Hirsch) is correct.
However, keep in mind that Gersh can be a shorter form of
Gershon, as Hirsch is a shorter form of Hirschel. I know this all
too well; all my friends have nicknamed me 'Gersh'!

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving,

David Gershon Leventhal
David_Gershon@iname.com
http://pw2.netcom.com/~leventhl/geneal.htm
Canton, Michigan / Herzliyya, Israel

BIERFASS, BYKOW, DROZANSK-, FREIFELD, GARTNER, GOLDSMITH, HAMER,
LAUBERFELD, LISCHNER, LOWENTHAL, MOND, OBERLENDER, ORLING,
ROSENTHAL, SCHNELL, TEPPER, TOBIAS, TURNER, PURYC
(in Eastern Europe & Russja: Bircza Area, Moskwa Area, Poltawa
Area, Przemysl Area, Rybotycze Area, Sanok Area, Winnitsa Area;
in USA: New York City and surrounding areas; in Argentina: Buenos
Aires and surrounding areas)

MODERATOR NOTE: This thread was temporarily reopened because
messages were received that gave new information on the subject.
It is now closed.


Schooling in Belarus? #belarus

Zapote1@...
 

Does anyone have any ideas on where to find information about public schools,
hedders and yeshivot in the towns of Ilya and Vileika in Belarus in the years
1905 to 1925 ?

Please email me with your ideas, tips and suggestions.
Thank you in advanced,

Bonnie Shapiro
Toronto, Canada
Zapote1@aol.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Schooling in Belarus? #belarus

Zapote1@...
 

Does anyone have any ideas on where to find information about public schools,
hedders and yeshivot in the towns of Ilya and Vileika in Belarus in the years
1905 to 1925 ?

Please email me with your ideas, tips and suggestions.
Thank you in advanced,

Bonnie Shapiro
Toronto, Canada
Zapote1@aol.com


Re: Where was Galicia in 1909? poland , Russia? #general

Simon Barak
 

In 1909 Galicia was a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Simon Barak

Brett Lieberman wrote:
Thanks I hope someone can answer this for me...
Where was Galicia in 1909?
MODERATOR NOTE: The original question has
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where was Galicia in 1909? poland , Russia? #general

Simon Barak
 

In 1909 Galicia was a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Simon Barak

Brett Lieberman wrote:
Thanks I hope someone can answer this for me...
Where was Galicia in 1909?
MODERATOR NOTE: The original question has
been answered. This thread is now closed.


Military Death Certificates? #general

RoMaSi@...
 

Fellow Researchers,

A cousin of mine served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. His ship
was sunk on the Murmansk Run delivering supplies to Russia and he was lost at
sea. I do not know the name of his ship or his rank.

I have several questions:

1) Does the military issue death certificates or is there just a notation
made on the service record?

2) If a certificate is issued, what information would be contained on it and
how would one obtain a copy?

3) In the same vein, would a civilian death certificate be issued for that
person and if so where would one look for it?

Researching:
BROCKMAN, FLAMENDORF/FLAUMENDORF/FLOMENDORF, FASSLER, FRIEDLANDER, HOFFNUNG,
PITZELE/PITZELY, SILVERSTADT, SILVERSTEIN, SYLVERST.

Many thanks,
Robert Silverstein
Aurora, Colorado
RoMaSi@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Military Death Certificates? #general

RoMaSi@...
 

Fellow Researchers,

A cousin of mine served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. His ship
was sunk on the Murmansk Run delivering supplies to Russia and he was lost at
sea. I do not know the name of his ship or his rank.

I have several questions:

1) Does the military issue death certificates or is there just a notation
made on the service record?

2) If a certificate is issued, what information would be contained on it and
how would one obtain a copy?

3) In the same vein, would a civilian death certificate be issued for that
person and if so where would one look for it?

Researching:
BROCKMAN, FLAMENDORF/FLAUMENDORF/FLOMENDORF, FASSLER, FRIEDLANDER, HOFFNUNG,
PITZELE/PITZELY, SILVERSTADT, SILVERSTEIN, SYLVERST.

Many thanks,
Robert Silverstein
Aurora, Colorado
RoMaSi@aol.com


Finally working on my Family Tree #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

While some are eating turkey, I have taken the time to try to fill in
my family tree on Brother's Keeper for my paternal grandfather's side
which I have been procrastinating about for at least a year or two. I
think I have most of the direct descendants, and am missing some
spouses. It has taken me four hours this afternoon, because I had to
dig through letters 3 and 4 years old to get them all down.

The count that BK gives me so far includes 306 direct descendants of
great-great-grandpa Shneur Zalman Krasinsky and Mrs. Krasinsky (whose
name I am convinced was Rivka, because of all the Beckys in the third
generation), and 101 spouses. And for those wondering, I DID backup
the data file as a compressed zip file!!

David Goldman
davic@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finally working on my Family Tree #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

While some are eating turkey, I have taken the time to try to fill in
my family tree on Brother's Keeper for my paternal grandfather's side
which I have been procrastinating about for at least a year or two. I
think I have most of the direct descendants, and am missing some
spouses. It has taken me four hours this afternoon, because I had to
dig through letters 3 and 4 years old to get them all down.

The count that BK gives me so far includes 306 direct descendants of
great-great-grandpa Shneur Zalman Krasinsky and Mrs. Krasinsky (whose
name I am convinced was Rivka, because of all the Beckys in the third
generation), and 101 spouses. And for those wondering, I DID backup
the data file as a compressed zip file!!

David Goldman
davic@erols.com


Searching: WAJSWOL/WAJSKOL - Lodz #general

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm researching my wife's WASJWOL family >from Tarnow and Lodz and was told
that there were a number of WAJSKOL families in Lodz.

I checked JRI-Poland and there are a number of WAJSKOL's there, as well as
a listing in the JGFF for someone searching for that family (I sent him a
e-mail today).

My question is: Does anyone know if the letters "W" and "K" are
interchangable in Polish or Russian, and if it's possible that these 2
families are the same?

Any input would be apprecaited. Thanks very much.

Michael Trapunsky
mtrap@idt.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: WAJSWOL/WAJSKOL - Lodz #general

Michael Trapunsky <mtrap@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm researching my wife's WASJWOL family >from Tarnow and Lodz and was told
that there were a number of WAJSKOL families in Lodz.

I checked JRI-Poland and there are a number of WAJSKOL's there, as well as
a listing in the JGFF for someone searching for that family (I sent him a
e-mail today).

My question is: Does anyone know if the letters "W" and "K" are
interchangable in Polish or Russian, and if it's possible that these 2
families are the same?

Any input would be apprecaited. Thanks very much.

Michael Trapunsky
mtrap@idt.net