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Sucess story and thanks #poland

Kamtraub@...
 

I thought I should post this message to thank the hard work of so many
people that volunteer for JewishGen and to encourage new researchers.

I have been working on various family trees off and on for many years,
but only began to devote considerable time to it in the past two.
Although I began subscribing to the Kilce-Radom Special Interest Group
and Avotaynu in 1996, and had frequently visited the JewishGen home page
and its databases, I only registered my various family names and towns
on the JGFF this past August. I encourage everyone searching their
family trees to do this immediately. It really works. After I
registered on the JGFF, I sent out a few e-mail inquiries to others listed on
the JGFF who were researching similar family names in Ostrow Mazowiecka (OM),
Poland. At the time, I was not even positive that my maternal grandfather,
Manus JASINOWSKI, was even >from OM as all I knew was that he was from
"Ostrowa" and that his father, Fishel JASINOWSKI, whom I am named after, was
born in Byalistok. I subsequently learned that old memories are often wrong
or incomplete.

I received a number of responses to my e-mails and one in particular
seemed to match my family history quite well, but the name he believed
referred to my grandfather's father was Issachar Fishel and Issachar was
born in OM, not in Byalistok. I made note of it, but decided we were
not related. One week later another JGFF subscriber wrote re: OM and
although we were obviously not related, she suggested that I check the
Jewish Records Indexing (JRI) database as it is frequently updated and
included a large number of vital records >from OM. I had not checked the
JRI database in a long time and her suggestion proved to open up a
goldmine of records on JASINOWSKI. Even better, I finally uncovered the
family name (IWREY or IWREJ) of my grandfathers' mother. The JRI listed
the births of my grandfather's 10 siblings and the marriage record of
his eldest sister. I was in heaven. Now, I realized that grandpa Manus
had either forgotten or never knew that his father's first name was
Issachar and not Fishel. Therefore, that other JASINOWSKI researcher was
indeed my fourth cousin and had traced our JASINOWSKI line back to the 1700s.

Thanks so much to Stan Diamond and the JRI-Poland project team for their
valuable work.

Phil WEINTRAUB
Oakland, CA


JRI Poland #Poland Sucess story and thanks #poland

Kamtraub@...
 

I thought I should post this message to thank the hard work of so many
people that volunteer for JewishGen and to encourage new researchers.

I have been working on various family trees off and on for many years,
but only began to devote considerable time to it in the past two.
Although I began subscribing to the Kilce-Radom Special Interest Group
and Avotaynu in 1996, and had frequently visited the JewishGen home page
and its databases, I only registered my various family names and towns
on the JGFF this past August. I encourage everyone searching their
family trees to do this immediately. It really works. After I
registered on the JGFF, I sent out a few e-mail inquiries to others listed on
the JGFF who were researching similar family names in Ostrow Mazowiecka (OM),
Poland. At the time, I was not even positive that my maternal grandfather,
Manus JASINOWSKI, was even >from OM as all I knew was that he was from
"Ostrowa" and that his father, Fishel JASINOWSKI, whom I am named after, was
born in Byalistok. I subsequently learned that old memories are often wrong
or incomplete.

I received a number of responses to my e-mails and one in particular
seemed to match my family history quite well, but the name he believed
referred to my grandfather's father was Issachar Fishel and Issachar was
born in OM, not in Byalistok. I made note of it, but decided we were
not related. One week later another JGFF subscriber wrote re: OM and
although we were obviously not related, she suggested that I check the
Jewish Records Indexing (JRI) database as it is frequently updated and
included a large number of vital records >from OM. I had not checked the
JRI database in a long time and her suggestion proved to open up a
goldmine of records on JASINOWSKI. Even better, I finally uncovered the
family name (IWREY or IWREJ) of my grandfathers' mother. The JRI listed
the births of my grandfather's 10 siblings and the marriage record of
his eldest sister. I was in heaven. Now, I realized that grandpa Manus
had either forgotten or never knew that his father's first name was
Issachar and not Fishel. Therefore, that other JASINOWSKI researcher was
indeed my fourth cousin and had traced our JASINOWSKI line back to the 1700s.

Thanks so much to Stan Diamond and the JRI-Poland project team for their
valuable work.

Phil WEINTRAUB
Oakland, CA


Buzau, Romania #general

Apexmarc@...
 

Has anyone ever heard of Buzau Romania? I have just been informed that my
grandfather Frank Schwartz was >from that town. Please let me know if you have
any information.

Marc Schwartz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Buzau, Romania #general

Apexmarc@...
 

Has anyone ever heard of Buzau Romania? I have just been informed that my
grandfather Frank Schwartz was >from that town. Please let me know if you have
any information.

Marc Schwartz


Opole in Poland #general

SHEILA TOFFELL <toffell@...>
 

I have just been told that one branch of my husband's family came from
Opole, Poland. As there are a few towns with the same name, I am trying to
establish the correct one >from the only 2 shreds of information I have, 1.
the town was on the Wista, and 2. that there was a spa there, and the waters
and the mud were "very healthy". I know which one I think it is, in between
Warsaw and Lublin, but does anyone know if it was a spa town? Sheila
Toffell

Researching Toffel (Poland), Lakumsky (Skulsk, Poland), Korsunsky
(Stavische), Breshenov (Kirovograd/Yelisavetograd) , and Rafelski (Poland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Opole in Poland #general

SHEILA TOFFELL <toffell@...>
 

I have just been told that one branch of my husband's family came from
Opole, Poland. As there are a few towns with the same name, I am trying to
establish the correct one >from the only 2 shreds of information I have, 1.
the town was on the Wista, and 2. that there was a spa there, and the waters
and the mud were "very healthy". I know which one I think it is, in between
Warsaw and Lublin, but does anyone know if it was a spa town? Sheila
Toffell

Researching Toffel (Poland), Lakumsky (Skulsk, Poland), Korsunsky
(Stavische), Breshenov (Kirovograd/Yelisavetograd) , and Rafelski (Poland)


Naturalization #general

Ben Saltman <bhsalt@...>
 

I want to thank all of you who wrote about where to send for my mother's Naturalization
papers. I'm requesting them >from the New York Archives by e-mail and
will let you know if this is successful.

It is so nice being a part of this helpful group.

Helen Saltman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalization #general

Ben Saltman <bhsalt@...>
 

I want to thank all of you who wrote about where to send for my mother's Naturalization
papers. I'm requesting them >from the New York Archives by e-mail and
will let you know if this is successful.

It is so nice being a part of this helpful group.

Helen Saltman


British Military Medal - where do I get info? #general

David Henry <henryd@...>
 

My uncle was awarded the MM in 1914. I have the presentation
certificate but not the actual medal.
Who do I approach to get the story of the action that brought about
the award?

David Henry


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen British Military Medal - where do I get info? #general

David Henry <henryd@...>
 

My uncle was awarded the MM in 1914. I have the presentation
certificate but not the actual medal.
Who do I approach to get the story of the action that brought about
the award?

David Henry


Re: Shtetl Lavanovich #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Need help with a shtetl for my GRODINSKY clan:
On the Shtetl Seeker, I found LOHWINOWICZE (LOGVINOVICHE) in Belarus, 75.5
miles SSW of Minsk.
Can anyone tell me if this is in the Grodno Gubernia?
David Gordon
David,

There is town (ship) called Lavrinovichi (Polish: Lawrynowicze)in Grodno
Region (Grodno is called nowadays Hrodno in Belarusian) Shtetls is
located between towns Slonim and Volkovysk.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Shtetl Lavanovich #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Need help with a shtetl for my GRODINSKY clan:
On the Shtetl Seeker, I found LOHWINOWICZE (LOGVINOVICHE) in Belarus, 75.5
miles SSW of Minsk.
Can anyone tell me if this is in the Grodno Gubernia?
David Gordon
David,

There is town (ship) called Lavrinovichi (Polish: Lawrynowicze)in Grodno
Region (Grodno is called nowadays Hrodno in Belarusian) Shtetls is
located between towns Slonim and Volkovysk.

Regards,

Alexander Sharon


Research help needed for Southern Russia #general

Howard M. Rensin <hrensin@...>
 

I am looking to find records of births and marriages for members
of my family who where born in or near Kishinev, Odessa and
Nickolaiv.
I would like to hear >from anyone who has hired researchers to
work in that area and what their experiences were both as to
results, fees, time lines and communication while the work was in
progress.
There are a number of services out there and before I put down
my money, I would like to get some feed back >from the 'customer'
end of the transaction.

Please respond privately.

Thanks,
Howard Rensin
Glenwood,MD

Searching: RENSIN,RENZIN,KALLET,KALETZKY,KLIAZKO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research help needed for Southern Russia #general

Howard M. Rensin <hrensin@...>
 

I am looking to find records of births and marriages for members
of my family who where born in or near Kishinev, Odessa and
Nickolaiv.
I would like to hear >from anyone who has hired researchers to
work in that area and what their experiences were both as to
results, fees, time lines and communication while the work was in
progress.
There are a number of services out there and before I put down
my money, I would like to get some feed back >from the 'customer'
end of the transaction.

Please respond privately.

Thanks,
Howard Rensin
Glenwood,MD

Searching: RENSIN,RENZIN,KALLET,KALETZKY,KLIAZKO


Re: Migration from the Russian Empire #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Does any one know where in the San Francisco area I could find "Migration
from the Russian Empire : list of passengers arriving at the Port of New
York", edited by Ira A. Glazier. I am looking for the new volumes 5&6 ,
just released. I know that volumes 1,2,3&4 are at the Santa Clara City
Library, but their on-line catalog does not have 5&6.
Alan Rosen

The FHC on Quince in Santa Clara also has vol. 1-4, but not 5&6.
However, I just requested it and they are supposed to call me when they
get them in. For all Bay Area researchers, I can post to the list
whenever they arrive.

Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV -- Russia; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha (Mogilev), Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN -- Hungary; NYC ...DU BOFF/MISTROFF -- Russia; NYC & Long Island
KANEFSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod, Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ...VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


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

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Does any one know where in the San Francisco area I could find "Migration
from the Russian Empire : list of passengers arriving at the Port of New
York", edited by Ira A. Glazier. I am looking for the new volumes 5&6 ,
just released. I know that volumes 1,2,3&4 are at the Santa Clara City
Library, but their on-line catalog does not have 5&6.
Alan Rosen

The FHC on Quince in Santa Clara also has vol. 1-4, but not 5&6.
However, I just requested it and they are supposed to call me when they
get them in. For all Bay Area researchers, I can post to the list
whenever they arrive.

Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV -- Russia; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha (Mogilev), Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN -- Hungary; NYC ...DU BOFF/MISTROFF -- Russia; NYC & Long Island
KANEFSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod, Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ...VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


Re: email addresses #general

Kohanski, Dorothy D. <dkohanski@...>
 

Carol Skydell gave a valuable note about finding email addresses. But
Carol, a question for you: what do you do when you have changed
providers, and the search engines for email, such as infospace, still
have the old one. We do not always know what email sources have our
addresses. I used to be - years ago - on compuserve, and am now on juno
and net-star. Someone tried to find me on compuserve and finally
resorted to the white pages searches for my telephone. I did change my
email on the JGFF (I think!) but don't have the vaguest idea who else
has either the new one or the old one. Suggestions?
Dorothy Kohanski
Laguna Hills, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: email addresses #general

Kohanski, Dorothy D. <dkohanski@...>
 

Carol Skydell gave a valuable note about finding email addresses. But
Carol, a question for you: what do you do when you have changed
providers, and the search engines for email, such as infospace, still
have the old one. We do not always know what email sources have our
addresses. I used to be - years ago - on compuserve, and am now on juno
and net-star. Someone tried to find me on compuserve and finally
resorted to the white pages searches for my telephone. I did change my
email on the JGFF (I think!) but don't have the vaguest idea who else
has either the new one or the old one. Suggestions?
Dorothy Kohanski
Laguna Hills, CA


Re: Ellis Island #galicia

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

Several people have written to me directly (in addition to those who
posted to the Discussion Group as a whole) regarding the Lee Iacocca
story I reported earlier this week. FWIW, the Ellis Island website
provides an opportunity to send them an e-mail comment. I did express my
concern but they have not responded as yet (if ever).

Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN
Researching:
ALEXANDER-&-CHALL (Dvinsk,Russia (now Latvia); before 1900)
ZELMANOV-&-HALKIN (Bobruisk, Russia; before 1907) (France; abt 1930)
BECKER-&-CHASKELEVITZ-(became_CHASWORTH) (Kishenev, Bessarabia; before
1920) (Oreyev, abt 1940)
Someday BRODSKY, COHEN, KAPLAN (Poland / Russia)
All ended up in parts of New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ellis Island #general

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

Several people have written to me directly (in addition to those who
posted to the Discussion Group as a whole) regarding the Lee Iacocca
story I reported earlier this week. FWIW, the Ellis Island website
provides an opportunity to send them an e-mail comment. I did express my
concern but they have not responded as yet (if ever).

Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN
Researching:
ALEXANDER-&-CHALL (Dvinsk,Russia (now Latvia); before 1900)
ZELMANOV-&-HALKIN (Bobruisk, Russia; before 1907) (France; abt 1930)
BECKER-&-CHASKELEVITZ-(became_CHASWORTH) (Kishenev, Bessarabia; before
1920) (Oreyev, abt 1940)
Someday BRODSKY, COHEN, KAPLAN (Poland / Russia)
All ended up in parts of New York City