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Re: Pages of Kagan and Cohen from the all Lithuania Database #lithuania

Dorothy Nesbitt <ditton@...>
 

Very interesting. Are these only for post WWII families? How far back do
they go? What shtetls are involved? How does one search it?

I'm looking for Shael Aaron Cohen >from BOGDONONYS pre 1880.

Ditto Nesbitt
Northfield IL
ditton@interaccess.com
Apple/Mac user since 1984


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE:Pages of Kagan and Cohen from the all Lithuania Database #lithuania

Dorothy Nesbitt <ditton@...>
 

Very interesting. Are these only for post WWII families? How far back do
they go? What shtetls are involved? How does one search it?

I'm looking for Shael Aaron Cohen >from BOGDONONYS pre 1880.

Ditto Nesbitt
Northfield IL
ditton@interaccess.com
Apple/Mac user since 1984


Travels in Latvia and Lithuania with Feigmanis #general

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

My objective in Riga had nothing to do with family. I wanted to see and feel
it. And that I did. Aleksandrs lead me a merry chase for a long day that
included seeing beautiful building that were old and yet today totally modern.
Excellent parks and cultural facilities that were very special. Businesses
emerging >from the Russian domination, certainly here more advanced than in the
other cities I visited.

I also went to the American Embassy for a Friday night social function. I
learned that American entrepreneurs gathered here to share stories and work efforts.

More important I went to the Historical Museum of Riga where Aleksandrs works
as a researcher and toured it.

Most important, I went to the synagogue and here had a sense that Jews existed
in Latvia and Lithuania. A congregation of 12,000 Latvians, headed by the
Lubavitch, people who helped the needy with clothes and food and who provided
a cultural center for Judaism. There was even a cooperative store for house
furniture and appliances right inside the synagogue, along with a Mikvah. A
real temple too. I was glad. I met a number of elderly Jewish people who
received aid >from the temple and I am certain that I will try to connect up
with some group to aid others there. I felt good there.

Riga and its mosquitos were my undoing as they were impossible to evade. I
went home happy but scratching!

As for Aleksandrs, you all know already how I feel about him. Even with the
archives in Riga and their help, I found out more with his help. The archives
searched well for me, but provided little. Feel safe in contacting him.

Without trying to conflict with JEWGEN, he is planning, if requested, to take
small group tours to selected shtetls in Latvia and possibly Lithuania. If you
are at all interested, please write Aleksandrs or contact me and I will. He
will make a trip to the US in January and I will be seeing him then.

Carol Lieberman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Travels in Latvia and Lithuania with Feigmanis #general

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

My objective in Riga had nothing to do with family. I wanted to see and feel
it. And that I did. Aleksandrs lead me a merry chase for a long day that
included seeing beautiful building that were old and yet today totally modern.
Excellent parks and cultural facilities that were very special. Businesses
emerging >from the Russian domination, certainly here more advanced than in the
other cities I visited.

I also went to the American Embassy for a Friday night social function. I
learned that American entrepreneurs gathered here to share stories and work efforts.

More important I went to the Historical Museum of Riga where Aleksandrs works
as a researcher and toured it.

Most important, I went to the synagogue and here had a sense that Jews existed
in Latvia and Lithuania. A congregation of 12,000 Latvians, headed by the
Lubavitch, people who helped the needy with clothes and food and who provided
a cultural center for Judaism. There was even a cooperative store for house
furniture and appliances right inside the synagogue, along with a Mikvah. A
real temple too. I was glad. I met a number of elderly Jewish people who
received aid >from the temple and I am certain that I will try to connect up
with some group to aid others there. I felt good there.

Riga and its mosquitos were my undoing as they were impossible to evade. I
went home happy but scratching!

As for Aleksandrs, you all know already how I feel about him. Even with the
archives in Riga and their help, I found out more with his help. The archives
searched well for me, but provided little. Feel safe in contacting him.

Without trying to conflict with JEWGEN, he is planning, if requested, to take
small group tours to selected shtetls in Latvia and possibly Lithuania. If you
are at all interested, please write Aleksandrs or contact me and I will. He
will make a trip to the US in January and I will be seeing him then.

Carol Lieberman


Erasmus Hall High School #general

Ralph Berrick <rbofrb@...>
 

My wife and I are both graduates of this find academy. It is the second
oldest high school in the United States, located on Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, N.Y.
I second the opinion of contacting the librarian.
Ralph Berrick
San Diego, Ca.
rbofrb@fda.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Erasmus Hall High School #general

Ralph Berrick <rbofrb@...>
 

My wife and I are both graduates of this find academy. It is the second
oldest high school in the United States, located on Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, N.Y.
I second the opinion of contacting the librarian.
Ralph Berrick
San Diego, Ca.
rbofrb@fda.net


Searching: BLUM, Golda & Chiam; BERMAN #general

Rob Berman <rberman@...>
 

COHEN, parents of Gussie, Eva, Faye, Ben, Morris, May. All immigrated to US, Brooklyn, NY, all children born c.1895-1910

BLUM, Golda & Chaim, parents of Jack, Joe & Harry; Jack Joe and Harry born
c.1890's

BERMAN, Aaron born c.1900, Brooklyn, Pharmacist. 1 brother, unknown name,
believed to live on west coast.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: BLUM, Golda & Chiam; BERMAN #general

Rob Berman <rberman@...>
 

COHEN, parents of Gussie, Eva, Faye, Ben, Morris, May. All immigrated to US, Brooklyn, NY, all children born c.1895-1910

BLUM, Golda & Chaim, parents of Jack, Joe & Harry; Jack Joe and Harry born
c.1890's

BERMAN, Aaron born c.1900, Brooklyn, Pharmacist. 1 brother, unknown name,
believed to live on west coast.


Surname FEIS / Rechoim #general

Counsel17 <counsel17@...>
 

Does anyone know anything about this name? I have encountered it in letters
written by Simon FEIS to my ggf, Wilhelm WOLF, >from Deidesheim, Germany.

I also would like to know if the word "Rechoim" means anything in Yiddish or
German, since I've found it in a letter & it means nothing to me.

John D. Anderson
Searching: ANDERSON, DANNENBERG, DEUTSCH, FALK, FISCHER, HAUK, HIMMELREICH,
KLINE, LOEWY, PLAUT, ROSENBLATT, SCHAAN, SCHWABACHER and WOLF plus anyone else
who comes along!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surname FEIS / Rechoim #general

Counsel17 <counsel17@...>
 

Does anyone know anything about this name? I have encountered it in letters
written by Simon FEIS to my ggf, Wilhelm WOLF, >from Deidesheim, Germany.

I also would like to know if the word "Rechoim" means anything in Yiddish or
German, since I've found it in a letter & it means nothing to me.

John D. Anderson
Searching: ANDERSON, DANNENBERG, DEUTSCH, FALK, FISCHER, HAUK, HIMMELREICH,
KLINE, LOEWY, PLAUT, ROSENBLATT, SCHAAN, SCHWABACHER and WOLF plus anyone else
who comes along!


Searching: LUBACHEVSKI #general

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

On behalf of a friend: looking for LUBACHEVSKI family
from Drogichin, Byelorus (Drohichin, Drohicyzn, Drohitchin)
pop. Prewar 1521 Jews, 69 Km West of Pinsk 52 11/ 21 09

Note: This is not to be confused with the similar sounding town in
Poland, Drohyczyn nad Bugiem, 88 Km SSW of Bialystok.(>from 'Where Once
We Walked' by Sallyann Sack and Gary Mokotoff).

Rachel LUBACHEVSKI m Isidore LOCKETZ, lived in Palestine, later went to
South Africa. All others in her family were apparently killed. There was
a cousin, ? APPELMAN, also in Palestine/ Israel.

--
Dr Saul Issroff


Searching: ZLOCISTI, Theodor #general

Ury Link <uryl@...>
 

I am seeking out information about the family ZLOCISTI. Mr Theodor ZLOCISTI was a cousin of my grandmother Johana LEVY-BRUNNECK. The only think that I know about him is an article in the Encyclopedia Judaica. He was born in 1874 in Borchestowa, East Prussia and died 1943 in Haifa, Israel. I have made contact with the Haifa municpality but without results until now. I don't know if he is a cousin >from father's or mother's side of my grandmother and I want to know this if I can. This is the article in the Encyclopedia Judaica that I found: (MODERATOR'S NOTE: We have summarized the article to avoid copywrite infringement.)


ZLOCISTI, THEODOR (1874-1943), physician and one of the first German
Zionists. Born in Borchestowa, East Prussia, studied medicine at
the University of Berlin and graduated in 1900. He practiced first in Berlin then in Israel. During World War I he was with Red Cross Mission & hospital in Constantinople. In Tel Aviv he was a member of the city
council. He played a leading role in the Zionist movement in Germany; in 1893 he was the secretary of the Young Israel Society in Berlin and had an exchange of correspondence with Herzl; in 1895 he became one of the founders of the first Zionist students' society;
in Germany.
He had interest in East European Jewry and in Yiddish literature, and in Aus einer stillen Welt, Erzaehlungen aus der modernen
juedischen Literatur (1910), and published German translations of works by
Yiddish authors. He was also an author in his own right. Zlocisti also revived the writings of Moses Hess.

Thanks
Ury link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: LUBACHEVSKI #general

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

On behalf of a friend: looking for LUBACHEVSKI family
from Drogichin, Byelorus (Drohichin, Drohicyzn, Drohitchin)
pop. Prewar 1521 Jews, 69 Km West of Pinsk 52 11/ 21 09

Note: This is not to be confused with the similar sounding town in
Poland, Drohyczyn nad Bugiem, 88 Km SSW of Bialystok.(>from 'Where Once
We Walked' by Sallyann Sack and Gary Mokotoff).

Rachel LUBACHEVSKI m Isidore LOCKETZ, lived in Palestine, later went to
South Africa. All others in her family were apparently killed. There was
a cousin, ? APPELMAN, also in Palestine/ Israel.

--
Dr Saul Issroff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ZLOCISTI, Theodor #general

Ury Link <uryl@...>
 

I am seeking out information about the family ZLOCISTI. Mr Theodor ZLOCISTI was a cousin of my grandmother Johana LEVY-BRUNNECK. The only think that I know about him is an article in the Encyclopedia Judaica. He was born in 1874 in Borchestowa, East Prussia and died 1943 in Haifa, Israel. I have made contact with the Haifa municpality but without results until now. I don't know if he is a cousin >from father's or mother's side of my grandmother and I want to know this if I can. This is the article in the Encyclopedia Judaica that I found: (MODERATOR'S NOTE: We have summarized the article to avoid copywrite infringement.)


ZLOCISTI, THEODOR (1874-1943), physician and one of the first German
Zionists. Born in Borchestowa, East Prussia, studied medicine at
the University of Berlin and graduated in 1900. He practiced first in Berlin then in Israel. During World War I he was with Red Cross Mission & hospital in Constantinople. In Tel Aviv he was a member of the city
council. He played a leading role in the Zionist movement in Germany; in 1893 he was the secretary of the Young Israel Society in Berlin and had an exchange of correspondence with Herzl; in 1895 he became one of the founders of the first Zionist students' society;
in Germany.
He had interest in East European Jewry and in Yiddish literature, and in Aus einer stillen Welt, Erzaehlungen aus der modernen
juedischen Literatur (1910), and published German translations of works by
Yiddish authors. He was also an author in his own right. Zlocisti also revived the writings of Moses Hess.

Thanks
Ury link
Amsterdam
Holland


Location Gravestone indicates Social Class #general

Rene <106141.360@...>
 

Re: translation Rotterdam Dormits gravestone
Jim Bennett wrote:

Notes: The woman might have had no surviving family in Rotterdam at the
time of her death, or they were quite poor, because it seems that the
community burial society erected the gravestone at its expense.

Ruben Vis wrote me that in Rotterdam there was a custom to burry the poor
souls on the right side of the cemetery (right of the Cohanim path) and
those in better financial conditions on the left side of the path.

My ggrandmother ( Betje Dormits ) is burried on the right side so Jim you
were making the right assumptions!
Not even in life but also in death there is or ( people are making )
difference. Now, after WW2 this custom is left.


These apparently trivial details can indicate much

My question is :

1. Is this a widely spread burial-custom

2. Are there other customs, like burrying a non jewish partner on the side


Rene van Wijngaarden


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Location Gravestone indicates Social Class #general

Rene <106141.360@...>
 

Re: translation Rotterdam Dormits gravestone
Jim Bennett wrote:

Notes: The woman might have had no surviving family in Rotterdam at the
time of her death, or they were quite poor, because it seems that the
community burial society erected the gravestone at its expense.

Ruben Vis wrote me that in Rotterdam there was a custom to burry the poor
souls on the right side of the cemetery (right of the Cohanim path) and
those in better financial conditions on the left side of the path.

My ggrandmother ( Betje Dormits ) is burried on the right side so Jim you
were making the right assumptions!
Not even in life but also in death there is or ( people are making )
difference. Now, after WW2 this custom is left.


These apparently trivial details can indicate much

My question is :

1. Is this a widely spread burial-custom

2. Are there other customs, like burrying a non jewish partner on the side


Rene van Wijngaarden


Re: Hamburgo port #latinamerica

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

In an interchange between Hector Mondrik and Mirta Dreiman ...Hector
mentions Hamburgo port and Mirta asks where to access these records...

These are National Archives films of the *embarkation* records >from the
German port of of Hamburg 1850-1934. The films have been copied by the
Mormons and Mirta can find them in the Los Angeles FHL on Santa Monica Blvd.

The L.A. center has the screwiest filing system of all...some things are
filed by FHL numbers and some by National Archives numbers. The Hamburg
Lists are filed by Nat. Archives numbers.

When you go there, just ask for the Hamburg Passenger Manifests....do not
tell them you are looking for arrivals into Argentina because they will
tell you that none exist. What some well intentioned volunteers haven't
figured out yet is that the embarkation records >from a port of emigration
are the arrival records into the port of immigration!
There should be an instruction booklet on how to utilize these records
since they are not indexed as we know soundex indexing....they are in rough
alphabetical order...all the A's lumped together...then all the B's etc.
There are two sets of indexes, direct and indirect Direct means that
sailed >from Hamburg into La Plata (the name of the port for B.A)...Indirect
means that there was a stop first along the way....

If you know the year of arrival into Argentina, you can skip all the
slogging through the indexes which are rough going... go right to the year
since the films are filed by year, with two or three months on each film.
On most films at the beginning you'll find an index card naming the ship
and the destination Next to the destination is a range of pages...Since
you know that the destination is La Plata, look only for the ships that
went to that port, note the pages and just scroll right to those pages.

Good luck
Carol Skydell
Chilmark MA.


Latin America #LatinAmerica re: Hamburgo port #latinamerica

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

In an interchange between Hector Mondrik and Mirta Dreiman ...Hector
mentions Hamburgo port and Mirta asks where to access these records...

These are National Archives films of the *embarkation* records >from the
German port of of Hamburg 1850-1934. The films have been copied by the
Mormons and Mirta can find them in the Los Angeles FHL on Santa Monica Blvd.

The L.A. center has the screwiest filing system of all...some things are
filed by FHL numbers and some by National Archives numbers. The Hamburg
Lists are filed by Nat. Archives numbers.

When you go there, just ask for the Hamburg Passenger Manifests....do not
tell them you are looking for arrivals into Argentina because they will
tell you that none exist. What some well intentioned volunteers haven't
figured out yet is that the embarkation records >from a port of emigration
are the arrival records into the port of immigration!
There should be an instruction booklet on how to utilize these records
since they are not indexed as we know soundex indexing....they are in rough
alphabetical order...all the A's lumped together...then all the B's etc.
There are two sets of indexes, direct and indirect Direct means that
sailed >from Hamburg into La Plata (the name of the port for B.A)...Indirect
means that there was a stop first along the way....

If you know the year of arrival into Argentina, you can skip all the
slogging through the indexes which are rough going... go right to the year
since the films are filed by year, with two or three months on each film.
On most films at the beginning you'll find an index card naming the ship
and the destination Next to the destination is a range of pages...Since
you know that the destination is La Plata, look only for the ships that
went to that port, note the pages and just scroll right to those pages.

Good luck
Carol Skydell
Chilmark MA.


Re: Census #austria-czech

Mark R. Heckman <Xheckman@...>
 

David Edelman wrote:

Dear JewGen'rs
My library has census information, but only for the years 1800 -
1920. Since all my grandparents came here (sometime ) after WW1, there
records will not help me. I do know they lived in New York City. Does
anyone know where I can locate census records for after 1920?
Records after 1920 are held by the U.S. Census Bureau.
See this website for more information and a link to the US
Census Bureau's site:

http://www1.jewishgen.org/ajgs/jgs-sacramento/census.html
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Census #general

Mark R. Heckman <Xheckman@...>
 

David Edelman wrote:

Dear JewGen'rs
My library has census information, but only for the years 1800 -
1920. Since all my grandparents came here (sometime ) after WW1, there
records will not help me. I do know they lived in New York City. Does
anyone know where I can locate census records for after 1920?
Records after 1920 are held by the U.S. Census Bureau.
See this website for more information and a link to the US
Census Bureau's site:

http://www1.jewishgen.org/ajgs/jgs-sacramento/census.html
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=======================================================================
Mark Heckman Remove the "X"s >from this email address
Xheckman@Xcs.ucdavis.eduX to send me mail (protection >from spam).
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