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Caribbean Crypto-Jews #general

Judorican@...
 

I am collecting information on conversos and crypto-Jews in the Caribbean,
particularly Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola. Please e-mail me directly if
you turn up any stories about them in your family researches.
Thanks,
Aurora Levins Morales


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Caribbean Crypto-Jews #general

Judorican@...
 

I am collecting information on conversos and crypto-Jews in the Caribbean,
particularly Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola. Please e-mail me directly if
you turn up any stories about them in your family researches.
Thanks,
Aurora Levins Morales


The Danish and Swedish Emigration Archives #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I have just sent a reply in the Latvia-group, but realized that others
might have interest in the following addresses, as many >from Latvia and
Lithuania - and sometimes also Belarus often came to either Sweden or
Denmark. It was a
cheap route for those who lived in these areas.

It might therefore sometimes be a good idea to check out:

The Danish Emigration Archives website has an online search possible - but
NOTE: NO SOUNDEX, only WILDCARDS) -
the address is:

http://users.cybercity.dk/~ccc13656/

and/or

The Swedish Emigrant Institute

http://www.hv.se/forskn/migr/sei/eng2.html

I am not sure whether online search there is possible.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator of THE PAIKIN GENEALOGY PROJECT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Danish and Swedish Emigration Archives #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

I have just sent a reply in the Latvia-group, but realized that others
might have interest in the following addresses, as many >from Latvia and
Lithuania - and sometimes also Belarus often came to either Sweden or
Denmark. It was a
cheap route for those who lived in these areas.

It might therefore sometimes be a good idea to check out:

The Danish Emigration Archives website has an online search possible - but
NOTE: NO SOUNDEX, only WILDCARDS) -
the address is:

http://users.cybercity.dk/~ccc13656/

and/or

The Swedish Emigrant Institute

http://www.hv.se/forskn/migr/sei/eng2.html

I am not sure whether online search there is possible.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator of THE PAIKIN GENEALOGY PROJECT


Kovel, Belorus #general

Judorican@...
 

I am looking for information on the city of Kovel, Belorus and other people
researching that community. (Yes, I have already looked in the library at Salt
Lake City.) My ggf Lev was surnamed either LEHRER or MELAMUD, both meaning
teacher, and left Kovel for the Alaska gold rush. At Ellis Island, around
1899, he became Lev Levinsky, which my gf shortened to Levins in the 1930's.

Aurora Levins Morales


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kovel, Belorus #general

Judorican@...
 

I am looking for information on the city of Kovel, Belorus and other people
researching that community. (Yes, I have already looked in the library at Salt
Lake City.) My ggf Lev was surnamed either LEHRER or MELAMUD, both meaning
teacher, and left Kovel for the Alaska gold rush. At Ellis Island, around
1899, he became Lev Levinsky, which my gf shortened to Levins in the 1930's.

Aurora Levins Morales


Where are Platz & Szenitz (Hungary) #general

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

A letter >from Vienna says that one family member was >from Platz in Bohemia,
and another >from Szenitz in Hungary, I can't find these towns on maps.
Would anyone know alternative spellings for them. Those above are the
Austrian spelling.

Thanks for any help.

----------------------------------
In case they're of interest to others.....

Abraham Herrmann = Anna Shiller
... Adelbert Herrmann (b:1837, Platz, Bohemia)

Ahron Schoenfeld = Katharina Zollmann
... Cecilia Schoenfeld (b:1852, Szenitz, Hungary)

... Adelbert Herrmann = Cecilia Schoenfeld (m:1882, St Poeltern, Austria)
... ... Berthold Herrmann (b:1885 St Poeltern, Austria)

Berthold migrated to UK in 1902, and Australia in 1914.

Gary Luke


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where are Platz & Szenitz (Hungary) #general

Gary Luke <feraltek@...>
 

A letter >from Vienna says that one family member was >from Platz in Bohemia,
and another >from Szenitz in Hungary, I can't find these towns on maps.
Would anyone know alternative spellings for them. Those above are the
Austrian spelling.

Thanks for any help.

----------------------------------
In case they're of interest to others.....

Abraham Herrmann = Anna Shiller
... Adelbert Herrmann (b:1837, Platz, Bohemia)

Ahron Schoenfeld = Katharina Zollmann
... Cecilia Schoenfeld (b:1852, Szenitz, Hungary)

... Adelbert Herrmann = Cecilia Schoenfeld (m:1882, St Poeltern, Austria)
... ... Berthold Herrmann (b:1885 St Poeltern, Austria)

Berthold migrated to UK in 1902, and Australia in 1914.

Gary Luke


Re: The Vilna GA'ON #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

[Despite the thread being closed, I hope that this posting will be published,
to round a subject off cleanly.]

Judith Romney Wegner (mailto:jrw@BROWN.EDU), stated that the Title Ga'on:
is roughly equivalent to "His Excellency" or "Your Excellency."

A posting I made just before Rosh HaShanna (17/9/98 #7), on the use
of the Title Ga'on, was "frightfully abbreviated due to lack of space",
probably because I went into too much detail on grammatical aspects of the
word, and the subject matter was branching away >from genealogy.

I wish to backtrack >from my intuitive suggestion of the meaning "Genius"
(= high IQ) in the context of the Vilna Ga'on as this usage is very modern.

One modern Hebrew dictionary gives a number of definitions,
including the one that Judith mentioned, and the most modern definition "Genius" .
This dictionary also gives the definition (my translation):
'A honorific for someone of a high level of learning'
and under this definition there is the example: "The Ga'on >from Vilna".

Because this honorific could sometimes appear on genealogical material,
including grave-stones, should not finding the correct meaning be relevant
to Jewishgen?

David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Thread closed.


Searching: STRIEB - Teplik (Teplick?), Ukraine #general

Michael and Christine Strieb <strieb@...>
 

This is my first posting here, so let me know if I'm doing something wrong.

I'd like to research the name Strieb, originally Yastriebinetsky, >from the
Ukranian yastrub, meaning hawk or falcon. The family was >from a small
Ukranian town called Teplik (Teplick?), which I found on a 1942 map. Does
the town still exist? Anyone know of descendents named Strieb, or anything
similar?

Also interested in Guttmacher and Schmuckler, >from the same area.
Thanks.
Michael and Christine Strieb


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Vilna GA'ON #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

[Despite the thread being closed, I hope that this posting will be published,
to round a subject off cleanly.]

Judith Romney Wegner (mailto:jrw@BROWN.EDU), stated that the Title Ga'on:
is roughly equivalent to "His Excellency" or "Your Excellency."

A posting I made just before Rosh HaShanna (17/9/98 #7), on the use
of the Title Ga'on, was "frightfully abbreviated due to lack of space",
probably because I went into too much detail on grammatical aspects of the
word, and the subject matter was branching away >from genealogy.

I wish to backtrack >from my intuitive suggestion of the meaning "Genius"
(= high IQ) in the context of the Vilna Ga'on as this usage is very modern.

One modern Hebrew dictionary gives a number of definitions,
including the one that Judith mentioned, and the most modern definition "Genius" .
This dictionary also gives the definition (my translation):
'A honorific for someone of a high level of learning'
and under this definition there is the example: "The Ga'on >from Vilna".

Because this honorific could sometimes appear on genealogical material,
including grave-stones, should not finding the correct meaning be relevant
to Jewishgen?

David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Thread closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: STRIEB - Teplik (Teplick?), Ukraine #general

Michael and Christine Strieb <strieb@...>
 

This is my first posting here, so let me know if I'm doing something wrong.

I'd like to research the name Strieb, originally Yastriebinetsky, >from the
Ukranian yastrub, meaning hawk or falcon. The family was >from a small
Ukranian town called Teplik (Teplick?), which I found on a 1942 map. Does
the town still exist? Anyone know of descendents named Strieb, or anything
similar?

Also interested in Guttmacher and Schmuckler, >from the same area.
Thanks.
Michael and Christine Strieb


Need help in discovering original family name #general

EnR18@...
 

I need assistance >from anyone that has had success in determining their family
name prior to a name change. My GGF came to New York in 1888 >from the Kovno
Gubernia (per 1920 census). The family has no record of our original last
name, only what we think it may have been (SHLEBOVOTSKY OR SHLAPOBERSKY). I
have checked the following documents with no luck; 1891 naturalization
certificate >from Superior Court of NYC, 1892 NYC marriage certificate, the
book which lists all Russians immigrating to the US for the approx. period,
1890 NYC police census, and his 1949 death certificate. Any ideas of where to
turn next. My GGF had only one relative in the US and that was a cousin from
his mother's side. He also had a cousin in Israel (last name LIVNE) who is no
longer alive and of whom we know nothing about. We do not know the names of
my GGF's parents or siblings if there were any. He apparently came here by
himself (age approx. 18) and left us no clues to the past other than what I've
stated. Any advise would be appreciated.
Robert Louis
Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help in discovering original family name #general

EnR18@...
 

I need assistance >from anyone that has had success in determining their family
name prior to a name change. My GGF came to New York in 1888 >from the Kovno
Gubernia (per 1920 census). The family has no record of our original last
name, only what we think it may have been (SHLEBOVOTSKY OR SHLAPOBERSKY). I
have checked the following documents with no luck; 1891 naturalization
certificate >from Superior Court of NYC, 1892 NYC marriage certificate, the
book which lists all Russians immigrating to the US for the approx. period,
1890 NYC police census, and his 1949 death certificate. Any ideas of where to
turn next. My GGF had only one relative in the US and that was a cousin from
his mother's side. He also had a cousin in Israel (last name LIVNE) who is no
longer alive and of whom we know nothing about. We do not know the names of
my GGF's parents or siblings if there were any. He apparently came here by
himself (age approx. 18) and left us no clues to the past other than what I've
stated. Any advise would be appreciated.
Robert Louis
Los Angeles, CA


Seeking POSNANSKI #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

In the British Jewry Book of Honour, plate 121, there is a photograph of a
First World War memorial located at the Liverpool Hebrew School.
One of the names on it of those who died on service in the war is Cecil A.
POSNANSKI.

However, he is not listed in the Roll of Honour in the main part of the
book which lists those in the British and Commonwealth forces who died. I
have not been able to find him in any official lists of the dead.
It is possible he served under a different name.

I should be grateful for any clues/

Harold Pollins

Oxford England
<mailto: pollins@globalnet.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking POSNANSKI #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

In the British Jewry Book of Honour, plate 121, there is a photograph of a
First World War memorial located at the Liverpool Hebrew School.
One of the names on it of those who died on service in the war is Cecil A.
POSNANSKI.

However, he is not listed in the Roll of Honour in the main part of the
book which lists those in the British and Commonwealth forces who died. I
have not been able to find him in any official lists of the dead.
It is possible he served under a different name.

I should be grateful for any clues/

Harold Pollins

Oxford England
<mailto: pollins@globalnet.co.uk


Searching: BUBIS (Hrubeshow, Poland) #general

Linda Saegert <lsaegert@...>
 

If anyone comes abross this name >from Hrubeshow, Poland, please email
my cousin Bob Huber at rvhuber@hotmail.com

His name HUBER is the Americanization of BUBIS.
Linda Saegert
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: BUBIS (Hrubeshow, Poland) #general

Linda Saegert <lsaegert@...>
 

If anyone comes abross this name >from Hrubeshow, Poland, please email
my cousin Bob Huber at rvhuber@hotmail.com

His name HUBER is the Americanization of BUBIS.
Linda Saegert
New York


Re: Caribbean Crypto-Jews #general

Ana Kurland <akur@...>
 

Judorican@aol.com wrote:
: I am collecting information on conversos and crypto-Jews in the Caribbean,
: particularly Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola.
: Aurora Levins Morales

Hello,

Please take a moment to review this message.

The ANUSIM list is for those who know/think/suspect or are interested on
whether they have Jewish ancestors that were forced to convert under duress
and kept Jewish practices to any extent.

The list will have a web site at
http://members.tripod.com/~anak/anusim.htm

Thanks,
Ana Kurland
http://members.tripod.com/~anak/AMKHOME.HTM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Caribbean Crypto-Jews #general

Ana Kurland <akur@...>
 

Judorican@aol.com wrote:
: I am collecting information on conversos and crypto-Jews in the Caribbean,
: particularly Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola.
: Aurora Levins Morales

Hello,

Please take a moment to review this message.

The ANUSIM list is for those who know/think/suspect or are interested on
whether they have Jewish ancestors that were forced to convert under duress
and kept Jewish practices to any extent.

The list will have a web site at
http://members.tripod.com/~anak/anusim.htm

Thanks,
Ana Kurland
http://members.tripod.com/~anak/AMKHOME.HTM