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Minsk #belarus

Diane Frankel <dfrankel@...>
 

I uncovered a ship's manifest which states that Minsk was in Poland. Was it
ever part of Poland?

Diane Frankel
dfrankel@icanect.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk #belarus

Diane Frankel <dfrankel@...>
 

I uncovered a ship's manifest which states that Minsk was in Poland. Was it
ever part of Poland?

Diane Frankel
dfrankel@icanect.net


GREENBLATT from Vitebsk #belarus

Rav Eliyahu Tavger <eliyahu@...>
 

Mr. GREENBLATT (his first name is not known) left Vitebsk about 1917 to New
York. Together with him was his second wife and two sons >from his first
marriage. He was a tailor by profession, and he might have had a clothing
factory in New York. His son Chaim was left with his mother (Mr.
Greenblatt's first wife) in Vitebsk. Chaim's son, Reuven, who lived in
Russia until seven years ago when he made aliya to Israel, is looking for
any information about his grandfather and his descendants in America.

Anybody who has any information relating to this should please respond.
Thank you.

Eliyahu Tavger
Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus GREENBLATT from Vitebsk #belarus

Rav Eliyahu Tavger <eliyahu@...>
 

Mr. GREENBLATT (his first name is not known) left Vitebsk about 1917 to New
York. Together with him was his second wife and two sons >from his first
marriage. He was a tailor by profession, and he might have had a clothing
factory in New York. His son Chaim was left with his mother (Mr.
Greenblatt's first wife) in Vitebsk. Chaim's son, Reuven, who lived in
Russia until seven years ago when he made aliya to Israel, is looking for
any information about his grandfather and his descendants in America.

Anybody who has any information relating to this should please respond.
Thank you.

Eliyahu Tavger
Israel


Re: "Migrations from the Russian Empire" #belarus

Evan R Rotner <erotner@...>
 

Myra,

You can get "They Came in Ships" >from amazon.com by online order.

Good Luck, Evan Rotner

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Any future discussion about this book should be
directer to Myra via private e-mail.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: "Migrations from the Russian Empire" #belarus

Evan R Rotner <erotner@...>
 

Myra,

You can get "They Came in Ships" >from amazon.com by online order.

Good Luck, Evan Rotner

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Any future discussion about this book should be
directer to Myra via private e-mail.


Re: "Migrations from the Russian Empire" #belarus

Marilfried@...
 

Myra Davis wrote:
I am still trying to find a copy of "They Came In Ships" revised edition
by John Phillip Colletta. Does anyone know about that book?
John Colletta spoke at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan last June
and of course, his book was for sale. He is a fantastic presenter describing
his visit to the "old country" (Italy) to find records of relatives. He tells
all details of how to prepare for such a visit and does it with wonderful
humor! I wouldn't be surprised if our group still had some copies left to sell
as we usually keep some extras of the speakers we have had. Write to:
Srosman@aol.com to ask if there are some left. He might be busy this week as
president of our group sponsoring Miriam Weiner speaking at the Jewish Book
Fair in West Bloomfield about her new bookJewish Roots in Poland. Take a look
at that book!

Marilyn Friedman
Marilfried@aol.com
Ann Arbor,MI


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Re: "Migrations from the Russian Empire" #belarus

Marilfried@...
 

Myra Davis wrote:
I am still trying to find a copy of "They Came In Ships" revised edition
by John Phillip Colletta. Does anyone know about that book?
John Colletta spoke at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan last June
and of course, his book was for sale. He is a fantastic presenter describing
his visit to the "old country" (Italy) to find records of relatives. He tells
all details of how to prepare for such a visit and does it with wonderful
humor! I wouldn't be surprised if our group still had some copies left to sell
as we usually keep some extras of the speakers we have had. Write to:
Srosman@aol.com to ask if there are some left. He might be busy this week as
president of our group sponsoring Miriam Weiner speaking at the Jewish Book
Fair in West Bloomfield about her new bookJewish Roots in Poland. Take a look
at that book!

Marilyn Friedman
Marilfried@aol.com
Ann Arbor,MI


They Came In Ships #belarus

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

Myra Davis asked:
I am still trying to find a copy of "They Came In Ships" revised edition
by John Phillip Colletta. Does anyone know about that book?

I borrowed this book >from my local library. It has a few good examples
including the author's successful search for his ancestor on a passenger
manifest.

I would classify it as basically a "how to" book with virtually no
specific data that would be useful to anyone else.

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


'LIP' Names... #lithuania

Charlene D Lipkus <cdlipkus@...>
 

Hello Litvaks,
I'm just wondering again if anyone has any information on the
'LIP' prefix to Lithuanian and Eastern European surnames. While
researching it about a year ago, I think I came up with something to the
affect of "one who dwells 'neath the linded trees," but I'm not sure.
Also, has anyone else joined that one Lithuanian Genealogy
Listserv? I was on it for a while last year, and it was great. I'm not
sure I remember the address, but they have a corresponding Web page.
*******************************************************************************

Charlene D. Lipkus

Graduate Student
School of Information and Library Studies
State University of New York at Buffalo
cdlipkus@acsu.buffalo.edu
http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~cdlipkus/Resume.html

"If we can be sufficient to ourselves, we need fear no entangling webs..."
----Erica Jong


Belarus SIG #Belarus They Came In Ships #belarus

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

Myra Davis asked:
I am still trying to find a copy of "They Came In Ships" revised edition
by John Phillip Colletta. Does anyone know about that book?

I borrowed this book >from my local library. It has a few good examples
including the author's successful search for his ancestor on a passenger
manifest.

I would classify it as basically a "how to" book with virtually no
specific data that would be useful to anyone else.

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


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 'LIP' Names... #lithuania

Charlene D Lipkus <cdlipkus@...>
 

Hello Litvaks,
I'm just wondering again if anyone has any information on the
'LIP' prefix to Lithuanian and Eastern European surnames. While
researching it about a year ago, I think I came up with something to the
affect of "one who dwells 'neath the linded trees," but I'm not sure.
Also, has anyone else joined that one Lithuanian Genealogy
Listserv? I was on it for a while last year, and it was great. I'm not
sure I remember the address, but they have a corresponding Web page.
*******************************************************************************

Charlene D. Lipkus

Graduate Student
School of Information and Library Studies
State University of New York at Buffalo
cdlipkus@acsu.buffalo.edu
http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~cdlipkus/Resume.html

"If we can be sufficient to ourselves, we need fear no entangling webs..."
----Erica Jong


Database field for Male or Female. #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

When reading names in lists, there are times that I
cannot determine if the person is male or female.
I think that there should be a field in the database, that specifies
the sex of the person. "M" or "F".

For me also using "ben" or "bat", would greatly increase the readability
of the list.

Barry Mann

Email: fabrics@whc.net El Paso, Texas, U.S.A.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Database field for Male or Female. #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

When reading names in lists, there are times that I
cannot determine if the person is male or female.
I think that there should be a field in the database, that specifies
the sex of the person. "M" or "F".

For me also using "ben" or "bat", would greatly increase the readability
of the list.

Barry Mann

Email: fabrics@whc.net El Paso, Texas, U.S.A.


Re: "Ben" - "Bat" - or other ways to differentiate in the "All- Lithuania" database #lithuania

Jonathan Bloom <jonb@...>
 

Hi,

First, I think it's a good idea to add the fields for spouses.

Second, I think using ben & bat is just fine. Anyone storing the
information in their own database can convert it as needed when entering
the information of interest in the record.

However, Instead of the suggested format,
So under the "Spouse" field for Shmuel, we are listing Leah bat David, and
under the "Spouse" field for Leah, we are listing Shmuel ben Movsha.
why not list in the "Spouse" field for Leah, "Shmuel ben Movsha RUDMAN"
since the last name is known. That is, if the last name of the spouses
parent is known, then listed it also.

Jonathan Bloom

===========================================================
Jonathan Bloom <jonb@nplus.com> Sudbury, MA, USA
Researching:
BLUMZOHN, BLOOM, TEPPER LITHUANIA
===========================================================


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: "Ben" - "Bat" - or other ways to differentiate in the "All- Lithuania" database #lithuania

Jonathan Bloom <jonb@...>
 

Hi,

First, I think it's a good idea to add the fields for spouses.

Second, I think using ben & bat is just fine. Anyone storing the
information in their own database can convert it as needed when entering
the information of interest in the record.

However, Instead of the suggested format,
So under the "Spouse" field for Shmuel, we are listing Leah bat David, and
under the "Spouse" field for Leah, we are listing Shmuel ben Movsha.
why not list in the "Spouse" field for Leah, "Shmuel ben Movsha RUDMAN"
since the last name is known. That is, if the last name of the spouses
parent is known, then listed it also.

Jonathan Bloom

===========================================================
Jonathan Bloom <jonb@nplus.com> Sudbury, MA, USA
Researching:
BLUMZOHN, BLOOM, TEPPER LITHUANIA
===========================================================


Re: Vilkija, Lithuania #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

In a message dated 11/3/98 10:07:23 PM Pacific Standard Time,
litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

<< I am primarily interested in Vilkija, Lithuania. Would that be part of the
Kovno group or is there another that I am unaware of? The names I am
researching are Friedland and Katavushnik. Thank you for any information you
can give me.

Rhea Kantner Frankl
6 Carter Lane
Wesley Hills, NY 10952-1107
>>

Dear Rhea,

Vilkija (Vilki) was in the Kovno Uyezd. Contact the Kovno uyezd research
group coordinator, Sylvia Nusinov <Curiousyl@aol.com>. I have records from
the 1887 Family List for Friedlands >from Ariogala which note one who also
lived in Vilkija - a pretty unusual listing. Contact me with more detailed
information privately.

David Hoffman
DBH12345@aol.com
Co-Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Vilkija, Lithuania #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

In a message dated 11/3/98 10:07:23 PM Pacific Standard Time,
litvaksig@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:

<< I am primarily interested in Vilkija, Lithuania. Would that be part of the
Kovno group or is there another that I am unaware of? The names I am
researching are Friedland and Katavushnik. Thank you for any information you
can give me.

Rhea Kantner Frankl
6 Carter Lane
Wesley Hills, NY 10952-1107
>>

Dear Rhea,

Vilkija (Vilki) was in the Kovno Uyezd. Contact the Kovno uyezd research
group coordinator, Sylvia Nusinov <Curiousyl@aol.com>. I have records from
the 1887 Family List for Friedlands >from Ariogala which note one who also
lived in Vilkija - a pretty unusual listing. Contact me with more detailed
information privately.

David Hoffman
DBH12345@aol.com
Co-Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Database issue of Ben/Bat etc #lithuania

Joel Jakobson <j.j@...>
 

The Danish Emigrants Database has an excellent solution to the topic of
"clarifying" original records. They have entered the data into a searchable
database with several fields - but have also scanned in the original
documents. So when you find the name you are searching for, you can click on
the name and thus be able to view or download the scanned documents. This
method satisfies both those wanting to see "unclarified" original sources
and those content with "clarified" database fields.

I don't know what the technical limits of the All-Lithuanian database are to
support this, but suggest you consider the idea at least.

Regards
Joel Jakobson
Stockholm, Sweden
j.j@swipnet.se


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Database issue of Ben/Bat etc #lithuania

Joel Jakobson <j.j@...>
 

The Danish Emigrants Database has an excellent solution to the topic of
"clarifying" original records. They have entered the data into a searchable
database with several fields - but have also scanned in the original
documents. So when you find the name you are searching for, you can click on
the name and thus be able to view or download the scanned documents. This
method satisfies both those wanting to see "unclarified" original sources
and those content with "clarified" database fields.

I don't know what the technical limits of the All-Lithuanian database are to
support this, but suggest you consider the idea at least.

Regards
Joel Jakobson
Stockholm, Sweden
j.j@swipnet.se