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New Shtetlinks Page on Mariampol, Lithuania #lithuania

Joel Alpert <ALPERT@...>
 

Joseph Rosin of Haifa has just submitted a new and very informative
Shtetlinks Home Page for Mariampol, Lithuania. Many photos are included.
See:

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/mariampol/mariampol.html

Joel Alpert, Woburn(Boston), MA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Shtetlinks Page on Mariampol, Lithuania #lithuania

Joel Alpert <ALPERT@...>
 

Joseph Rosin of Haifa has just submitted a new and very informative
Shtetlinks Home Page for Mariampol, Lithuania. Many photos are included.
See:

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/mariampol/mariampol.html

Joel Alpert, Woburn(Boston), MA


MELACH or MOLACH (Losice, Poland) #general

Yale J. Reisner <reisner@...>
 

Anyone with information regarding the Melach or Molach family of Losice,
particularly anything regarding surviving members of that family, is asked
to contact the undersigned privately. One married daughter (married name
unknown) was believed to have owned or operated a hotel in or near New York
City in the 1920s or '30s.

Thank you,

Yale J. Reisner
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
<reisner@plearn.edu.pl>


*Re: Searching: GOLDSTEIN or FRISCH, Budapest #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

The town's name is Kosice (was Kassa) and is located in Slovakia, not in
Hungary, a bit far >from Budapest :)

I was born there.
Regards
Tom

| Has anybody heard of GOLDSTEIN OR FRISCH Family in or around Budapest,
Hungary. I believe the name was Kassa or Koscise
|
| Miriam Gerber


Searching Carnavon, South Africa Litvaks #lithuania

Burmalad@...
 

Dear Digest

I am interested in communicating with anyone who knows of Litvaks that settled
in the Carnarvon, Karoo area of South Africa in the 1890's. I understand
there was a group of Litvak men >from Ponevez who made up the community. Can
anyone add to the limited knowledge on this rather specific area ?

Thanking you


Ralph Simon
Los Angeles
California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MELACH or MOLACH (Losice, Poland) #general

Yale J. Reisner <reisner@...>
 

Anyone with information regarding the Melach or Molach family of Losice,
particularly anything regarding surviving members of that family, is asked
to contact the undersigned privately. One married daughter (married name
unknown) was believed to have owned or operated a hotel in or near New York
City in the 1920s or '30s.

Thank you,

Yale J. Reisner
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
<reisner@plearn.edu.pl>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen *Re: Searching: GOLDSTEIN or FRISCH, Budapest #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

The town's name is Kosice (was Kassa) and is located in Slovakia, not in
Hungary, a bit far >from Budapest :)

I was born there.
Regards
Tom

| Has anybody heard of GOLDSTEIN OR FRISCH Family in or around Budapest,
Hungary. I believe the name was Kassa or Koscise
|
| Miriam Gerber


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching Carnavon, South Africa Litvaks #lithuania

Burmalad@...
 

Dear Digest

I am interested in communicating with anyone who knows of Litvaks that settled
in the Carnarvon, Karoo area of South Africa in the 1890's. I understand
there was a group of Litvak men >from Ponevez who made up the community. Can
anyone add to the limited knowledge on this rather specific area ?

Thanking you


Ralph Simon
Los Angeles
California


MEISELS/MAJZELS (Bilgoraj, NOT Warsaw!) #general

Yale J. Reisner <reisner@...>
 

Anyone with information regarding the MAJZELS/MEISELS family of Bilgoraj,
Poland, is asked to contact the undersigned privately.

PLEASE NOTE: I am aware of the renowned MEISELS family of Warsaw. I am
interested in the Bilgoraj branch (if indeed it is a branch...).

Many thanks,

Yale J. Reisner
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
<reisner@plearn.edu.pl>


EJGENBERG/AJGENBERG (Warsaw, Poland) #general

Yale J. Reisner <reisner@...>
 

Anyone with information about the Ejgenberg/Ajgenberg family of Warsaw or
other parts of Poland is asked to contact the undersigned privately.

Thank you,

Yale J. Reisner
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
<reisner@plearn.edu.pl>


MAKA/MONKA (Opole Lubelskie, Poland) #general

Yale J. Reisner <reisner@...>
 

Anyone with information regarding the MAKA or MONKA family of Opole
Lubelskie is asked to contact the undersigned privately.

Thank you,

Yale J. Reisner
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
<reisner@plearn.edu.pl>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MEISELS/MAJZELS (Bilgoraj, NOT Warsaw!) #general

Yale J. Reisner <reisner@...>
 

Anyone with information regarding the MAJZELS/MEISELS family of Bilgoraj,
Poland, is asked to contact the undersigned privately.

PLEASE NOTE: I am aware of the renowned MEISELS family of Warsaw. I am
interested in the Bilgoraj branch (if indeed it is a branch...).

Many thanks,

Yale J. Reisner
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
<reisner@plearn.edu.pl>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EJGENBERG/AJGENBERG (Warsaw, Poland) #general

Yale J. Reisner <reisner@...>
 

Anyone with information about the Ejgenberg/Ajgenberg family of Warsaw or
other parts of Poland is asked to contact the undersigned privately.

Thank you,

Yale J. Reisner
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
<reisner@plearn.edu.pl>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MAKA/MONKA (Opole Lubelskie, Poland) #general

Yale J. Reisner <reisner@...>
 

Anyone with information regarding the MAKA or MONKA family of Opole
Lubelskie is asked to contact the undersigned privately.

Thank you,

Yale J. Reisner
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
<reisner@plearn.edu.pl>


Re: Uyezd and Gubernias #belarus

Peter B. Golden <pgolden@...>
 

Judith Koenig Fox wrote :
Can someone explain the difference between a gubernia and an Uyezd. Is a
gubernia similar to a State and an uyezd similar to a county within a state.
When did the term Uyezd come into being? after the Communists took over?
Guberniia = "province"
uezd = "district" or "county"

These terms, although previously used, were given their more modern
configurations during the reign of Peter the Great (d. 1725)


Also has anyone ever heard of a city or an area known as Czaritzen, I think
that it was known as Stalingrad during the Communist Era? I don't know what
it is called today. It is supposed to be on or near to the Volga River.
Tsaritsyn, later Stalingrad, then Volgograd. Tsaritsyn (noted first c.
1589) derives >from "tsaritsa" (wife of the tsar). This is most probably a
folk etymology as the region, until the Russian conquest in the mid 16th
cent., was inhabited by Turkic peoples. Attempts to connect it with the old
Khazar capital city Sarighshin have yet to be substantiated.


Peter B. Golden
Professor of History
Rutgers University
Dept. of History
Conklin Hall
175 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
tel. (973) 353-5410 (dept.),(973)353-1054 (office)
fax : (973) 353-1193
pgolden@andromeda.rutgers.edu


Searching: NUSSBAUM, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil #general

Laurie Reiss <lsreiss@...>
 

I am looking for the Shaul and Blima Nussbaum family of Rio. Shaul went to Brazil >from Radom and married in Brazil. He is my uncle and I am
looking for any children and grandchildren to communicate with.
Thank you, Helen Nussbaum Reiss


Re: Name changes to avoid conscription #general

Michael <mfener@...>
 

Simon Barak wrote:
My family name was changed >from Barg to Bark to avoid such a
conscription, and I believe my gggrandfather's
version.
Michael Trapunsky wrote:

In my family there are also that kind of story about one of my
forefathers
changing his surname >from Lowenthal to Katzeff to avoid serving in the
Russian military.
This name changing story is a very good point that may give a new twist to
many people's research. I have one like it in my family and some recent info
I uncovered lends credibility to the illegal immigration route.

These are the conflicting facts
------------------------------------------
- My G-G-Grandfather Samuel Mordechai MICHALOFSKY/MICHAELSON stated in his
naturalization papers in 1907 that he and his three children were born in
Vilna.
- His son, my G-Grandfather David MICHAELSON, stated in his naturalization
papers 30 years later that he was born in Tompsk, Siberia.
- I just found last week (after months of searching) what seems to be the
index card for the passenger ship list for these two ancestors of mine. They
entered the US through Philadelphia in 1893 enroute to an uncle who may or
may not exist (still checking that). Sam (age 35) and son, David (Age 7)
listed Germany and their country of citizenship and the last residence was a
town that can not be matched on the JGFF, Eyotkulmen.

Seems to point to a potential illegal immigration. The mention of Siberia is
a puzzle.

If anyone has any ideas about all this let me know.

Thanks,
Michael Fener
New York, USA

Searching:
FENER - Hungary
FULEP/FULOP - Hungary
WEISS/WEISZ - Hungary
MARGULIES/MARGOLIS - Galicia
MICHAELSON/MICHALOFSKY - Russia
KULIK/KULIC/KULICK - Russia


Shtetl and Family Research Groups #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

ATTENTION ALL RESEARCH GROUPS:

Our new LitvakSIG Website will list and provide links to all existing Litvak
shtetl and family/surname research groups.

You don't have to have a website to be included on this list. If you are
coordinating such a group, or want to coordinate a shtetl group, let us know
right away. Write to us privately, even if you have been in touch with us
before so that your group won't be overlooked.

This is not meant to be a Family Finder (which JewishGen provides very well)
but if you already have a Family Research Group that is prepared to buy
records, let us know that too.

David Hoffman Eric Goldstein
Co-Coordinator, LitvakSIG LitvakSIG Research Group Coordinator
DBH12345@aol.com ELGOLD1@aol.com


GILELS, STRAUSS, SKLAR, KOGAN #lithuania

Georganne Burke <nbcnet@...>
 

I am looking for information on the following Vilna families: GILELS,
STRAUSS, SKLAR, KOGAN.

All but SKLAR are related to the late great concert pianist, Emil GILELS,
and his sister Elizaveta GILELS KOGAN. My father was Abraham GILELS (a
brother to Emil and Liza), and his mother's maiden Name was STRAUSS
(Elizaveta was her first name as well).

Anyone who thinks they may be related could contact me at
Georganne@netscape.net or nbcnet@inforamp.net.

Georganne Gilels Burke
Thornhill, Ontario Canada


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Uyezd and Gubernias #belarus

Peter B. Golden <pgolden@...>
 

Judith Koenig Fox wrote :
Can someone explain the difference between a gubernia and an Uyezd. Is a
gubernia similar to a State and an uyezd similar to a county within a state.
When did the term Uyezd come into being? after the Communists took over?
Guberniia = "province"
uezd = "district" or "county"

These terms, although previously used, were given their more modern
configurations during the reign of Peter the Great (d. 1725)


Also has anyone ever heard of a city or an area known as Czaritzen, I think
that it was known as Stalingrad during the Communist Era? I don't know what
it is called today. It is supposed to be on or near to the Volga River.
Tsaritsyn, later Stalingrad, then Volgograd. Tsaritsyn (noted first c.
1589) derives >from "tsaritsa" (wife of the tsar). This is most probably a
folk etymology as the region, until the Russian conquest in the mid 16th
cent., was inhabited by Turkic peoples. Attempts to connect it with the old
Khazar capital city Sarighshin have yet to be substantiated.


Peter B. Golden
Professor of History
Rutgers University
Dept. of History
Conklin Hall
175 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
tel. (973) 353-5410 (dept.),(973)353-1054 (office)
fax : (973) 353-1193
pgolden@andromeda.rutgers.edu