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Re: Index to Book on Kovno Shtetlach #lithuania

ROBERT WEISS
 

On 21 Aug 1998 David Hoffman wrote:

<<Harold Rhode has sent me a fascinating copy of the <<index and place
name index of the following book: Materiialy dla Geografii i Statistiki Rossii Kovenskaia Guberniia (Materials concerning the Geography and Statistics of Russia, Kovna Guberniya), published in St. Petersburg
in 1861.

What is fascinating about the place name index is that every populated
places is listed, by uyezd and further by stan (a sub unit). Even the
tinniest places are listed, both by Russian name and by Polish name.

Column 2: Type of settlement
Column 3: Whether on a river, lake, etc.
Column 4: Distance >from the uyezd capital
Column 5: Number of courtyards (of nobles)? -- (unclear) [Based on my
knowledge of some of the towns, I don't think it means courtyards of
nobles]
Column 6: Number of people (of both sexes)
Column 7: Churches, synagogues, prayer houses, etc.

This is the best breakdown of the guberniya I've ever seen. Boris
Feldblyum found it in the Library of Congress a few years ago, but we
don't seem to be able to locate it again now. I wonder if this exists
for other guberniyas as well.

And since it's >from 1861, it also lists the northern part of Kovna
Guberniya which is now in Latvia.

I've tried searching for the book on the Library of Congress and various
university online search catalogs. Does anyone have any idea about
where we might find copies for the whole book and get this detailed geographical information about the other guberniyas? Thanks Boris and Harold!!>>

My contact at Stanford, Gordon McDaniel, provided the following
information on the availability of the subject volumes at the
Stanford Green Library. It includes the Kovno volume (Volume 11 of 25).

Bob Weiss in Palo Alto
RWeissJGS@aol.com

P.S. You might want to contact Gordon directly at
<mcdaniel@hoover.stanford.edu> about translation services.

Bob

Date: Monday, August 24, 1998 8:18:04 AM
From: mcdaniel@hoover.stanford.edu


Bob, I checked more carefully, and Green does *not* have the entire set.
You can tell which volumes they have in two places: the "Library has" part
of the record, and the listing at the end, which represents what in our
terminology is a "call number record", usually an individual physical
item with its own barcode.

Gordon
--------------------------------------------------------
Date: Monday, August 24, 1998 7:45:46 AM
From: sirsi@jenson.stanford.edu


(>from HVCAT-STF at port 84)

THIS IS RECORD NUMBER 2 OF THE 3 YOU FOUND IN THE CATALOG DK3 .M3
Leader:am 0c
ID number:AEM7954
LCCN:51048717
Local system #:(CStRLIN)CSUG4126068-B
Cataloging source:CSt CSt OrLoB
Geographic area cod:eur
LC Call Number:DK3.M3[A-Z]
Title:Mateialy dla geografii i statistiki Rossii,
sobrannye ofiserami Generalnago shtaba.
Imprint:Sanktpeterburg, 1859-68 [v. [1], 1865; v. [25],1865]
Physical Description: 25 v. fold. col. maps. 26-28 cm
Notes:Vol. [11] has title: Materaly dla
geografii i statistiki Rossii.
Notes:Vols. lack vol. numbering.
Notes:Includes bibliographies.
Contents Note:
[1] Arkhangelskaia gubernia
[2] Bessarabskaia oblast. 2 .v
[3] Vilenskaia gubernia
[4] Voronezhskaia gubernia.
[5] Grodnenskaia gubernia. 2 v. Prilozhenia. 2v.
[6] Ekaterinoslavskaia gubernia
[7] Zemlia Voiska Donskago.
[8] Kazanskaia gubernia
[9] Kaluzhskaia gubernia. 2 v.
[10] Kirgizskaia step Orenburgskago viedomstva.
[11] Kovenskaia gubernia
[12] Kostromskaia gubernia
[13] Kurliandskaia gubernia
[14] Lifliandskaia gubernia
[15] Minskaia gubernia. 2 v (Vol 2 only)
[16] Oblast sibirskikh kirgizov. 3 v. (Vol 2 only)
[17] Penzenskaia gubernia 2 v.
[18] Permskaia gubernia. 2 v.
[19] Riazanskaia gubernia
[20] Simbirskaia gubernia. 2 v. (Vol 2 only)
[21] Smolenska=EBi=ECa gubern=E5i=EBi=ECa.--
[22] Ural=A7skoe kazach=A7e vo=E6isko. 2v.-- (Vol 1 only)
[23] Mater=E5ialy dl=EBi=ECa statistiki Finl=EBi=ECand=E5ii.--
[24] Khersonska=EBi=ECa gubern=E5i=EBI=ECa. 2 v.--
[25] Chernigovska=EBi=ECa gubern=E5i=EBi=ECa.

Subject headings:Russia--Description and travel.
Subject headings:Russia--Statistics.
Local subject:%GD Russia. Armi=EBi=ECa. Glavnoe upravlenie
general=A7nogo shtaba.
Organization:Russia. Armi=EBi=ECa. Glavnoe upravlenie General=A7n=
ogo
shtaba.
:VRSO:x Spravochniki po istorii
dorevol=EBi=ECu=EBt=ECsionno=E6i Rossii, Izd. 2., 19=
78.
Local subject:%GD Russia. Armi=EBi=ECa. Glavnoe upravlenie
general=A7nogo shtaba.
GREEN--
Location: STACKS
Library has: v.13
Library has: v.6
Library has: v.8
Library has: v.10
Library has: v.11
Library has: v.12
Library has: v.15,pt.2
Library has: v.16,pt.2
Library has: v.18,pt.1
Library has: v.18,pt.2
Library has: v.19
Library has: v.20,pt.2
Library has: v.22,pt.1
Library has: v.3
Library has: v.4

(Displaying 14 of 14 volumes)

GREEN CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1 DK3 .M3 V.3 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
2 DK3 .M3 V.4 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
3 DK3 .M3 V.6 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
4 DK3 .M3 V.8 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
5 DK3 .M3 V.10 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
6 DK3 .M3 V.11 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
7 DK3 .M3 V.12 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
8 DK3 .M3 V.13 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
9 DK3 .M3 V.15 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
10 DK3 .M3 V.16:PT.2 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
11 DK3 .M3 V.18:PT.1 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
12 DK3 .M3 V.18:PT.2 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
13 DK3 .M3 V.19 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
14 DK3 .M3 V.20:PT.2 1 STKS-MONO STACKS


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Index to Book on Kovno Shtetlach #lithuania

ROBERT WEISS
 

On 21 Aug 1998 David Hoffman wrote:

<<Harold Rhode has sent me a fascinating copy of the <<index and place
name index of the following book: Materiialy dla Geografii i Statistiki Rossii Kovenskaia Guberniia (Materials concerning the Geography and Statistics of Russia, Kovna Guberniya), published in St. Petersburg
in 1861.

What is fascinating about the place name index is that every populated
places is listed, by uyezd and further by stan (a sub unit). Even the
tinniest places are listed, both by Russian name and by Polish name.

Column 2: Type of settlement
Column 3: Whether on a river, lake, etc.
Column 4: Distance >from the uyezd capital
Column 5: Number of courtyards (of nobles)? -- (unclear) [Based on my
knowledge of some of the towns, I don't think it means courtyards of
nobles]
Column 6: Number of people (of both sexes)
Column 7: Churches, synagogues, prayer houses, etc.

This is the best breakdown of the guberniya I've ever seen. Boris
Feldblyum found it in the Library of Congress a few years ago, but we
don't seem to be able to locate it again now. I wonder if this exists
for other guberniyas as well.

And since it's >from 1861, it also lists the northern part of Kovna
Guberniya which is now in Latvia.

I've tried searching for the book on the Library of Congress and various
university online search catalogs. Does anyone have any idea about
where we might find copies for the whole book and get this detailed geographical information about the other guberniyas? Thanks Boris and Harold!!>>

My contact at Stanford, Gordon McDaniel, provided the following
information on the availability of the subject volumes at the
Stanford Green Library. It includes the Kovno volume (Volume 11 of 25).

Bob Weiss in Palo Alto
RWeissJGS@aol.com

P.S. You might want to contact Gordon directly at
<mcdaniel@hoover.stanford.edu> about translation services.

Bob

Date: Monday, August 24, 1998 8:18:04 AM
From: mcdaniel@hoover.stanford.edu


Bob, I checked more carefully, and Green does *not* have the entire set.
You can tell which volumes they have in two places: the "Library has" part
of the record, and the listing at the end, which represents what in our
terminology is a "call number record", usually an individual physical
item with its own barcode.

Gordon
--------------------------------------------------------
Date: Monday, August 24, 1998 7:45:46 AM
From: sirsi@jenson.stanford.edu


(>from HVCAT-STF at port 84)

THIS IS RECORD NUMBER 2 OF THE 3 YOU FOUND IN THE CATALOG DK3 .M3
Leader:am 0c
ID number:AEM7954
LCCN:51048717
Local system #:(CStRLIN)CSUG4126068-B
Cataloging source:CSt CSt OrLoB
Geographic area cod:eur
LC Call Number:DK3.M3[A-Z]
Title:Mateialy dla geografii i statistiki Rossii,
sobrannye ofiserami Generalnago shtaba.
Imprint:Sanktpeterburg, 1859-68 [v. [1], 1865; v. [25],1865]
Physical Description: 25 v. fold. col. maps. 26-28 cm
Notes:Vol. [11] has title: Materaly dla
geografii i statistiki Rossii.
Notes:Vols. lack vol. numbering.
Notes:Includes bibliographies.
Contents Note:
[1] Arkhangelskaia gubernia
[2] Bessarabskaia oblast. 2 .v
[3] Vilenskaia gubernia
[4] Voronezhskaia gubernia.
[5] Grodnenskaia gubernia. 2 v. Prilozhenia. 2v.
[6] Ekaterinoslavskaia gubernia
[7] Zemlia Voiska Donskago.
[8] Kazanskaia gubernia
[9] Kaluzhskaia gubernia. 2 v.
[10] Kirgizskaia step Orenburgskago viedomstva.
[11] Kovenskaia gubernia
[12] Kostromskaia gubernia
[13] Kurliandskaia gubernia
[14] Lifliandskaia gubernia
[15] Minskaia gubernia. 2 v (Vol 2 only)
[16] Oblast sibirskikh kirgizov. 3 v. (Vol 2 only)
[17] Penzenskaia gubernia 2 v.
[18] Permskaia gubernia. 2 v.
[19] Riazanskaia gubernia
[20] Simbirskaia gubernia. 2 v. (Vol 2 only)
[21] Smolenska=EBi=ECa gubern=E5i=EBi=ECa.--
[22] Ural=A7skoe kazach=A7e vo=E6isko. 2v.-- (Vol 1 only)
[23] Mater=E5ialy dl=EBi=ECa statistiki Finl=EBi=ECand=E5ii.--
[24] Khersonska=EBi=ECa gubern=E5i=EBI=ECa. 2 v.--
[25] Chernigovska=EBi=ECa gubern=E5i=EBi=ECa.

Subject headings:Russia--Description and travel.
Subject headings:Russia--Statistics.
Local subject:%GD Russia. Armi=EBi=ECa. Glavnoe upravlenie
general=A7nogo shtaba.
Organization:Russia. Armi=EBi=ECa. Glavnoe upravlenie General=A7n=
ogo
shtaba.
:VRSO:x Spravochniki po istorii
dorevol=EBi=ECu=EBt=ECsionno=E6i Rossii, Izd. 2., 19=
78.
Local subject:%GD Russia. Armi=EBi=ECa. Glavnoe upravlenie
general=A7nogo shtaba.
GREEN--
Location: STACKS
Library has: v.13
Library has: v.6
Library has: v.8
Library has: v.10
Library has: v.11
Library has: v.12
Library has: v.15,pt.2
Library has: v.16,pt.2
Library has: v.18,pt.1
Library has: v.18,pt.2
Library has: v.19
Library has: v.20,pt.2
Library has: v.22,pt.1
Library has: v.3
Library has: v.4

(Displaying 14 of 14 volumes)

GREEN CALL NUMBER COPY MATERIAL LOCATION
1 DK3 .M3 V.3 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
2 DK3 .M3 V.4 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
3 DK3 .M3 V.6 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
4 DK3 .M3 V.8 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
5 DK3 .M3 V.10 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
6 DK3 .M3 V.11 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
7 DK3 .M3 V.12 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
8 DK3 .M3 V.13 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
9 DK3 .M3 V.15 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
10 DK3 .M3 V.16:PT.2 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
11 DK3 .M3 V.18:PT.1 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
12 DK3 .M3 V.18:PT.2 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
13 DK3 .M3 V.19 1 STKS-MONO STACKS
14 DK3 .M3 V.20:PT.2 1 STKS-MONO STACKS


List of Jews in the Shavel ghetto #lithuania

maurice blumsohn <abilha@...>
 

Somewhere I read that lists of names of the Jews who were in the Shavel
ghetto during WW2 are available. Can anyone please advise me where I can
obtain such lists? Please e-mail me privately or if felt that this will be
of interest to other subscribers, then reply on the Digest.

I will be most grateful for this information. Thanks.

Maurice Blumsohn
Johannesburg
South Africa


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania List of Jews in the Shavel ghetto #lithuania

maurice blumsohn <abilha@...>
 

Somewhere I read that lists of names of the Jews who were in the Shavel
ghetto during WW2 are available. Can anyone please advise me where I can
obtain such lists? Please e-mail me privately or if felt that this will be
of interest to other subscribers, then reply on the Digest.

I will be most grateful for this information. Thanks.

Maurice Blumsohn
Johannesburg
South Africa


Re: Litvak SIG Elections--Part I #lithuania

Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity <sammy@...>
 

To Israel Lenzner and Others Who Missed the Original Message Listing the
Nominees and Their Resumes:

The following is a list of the candidates for election to the Litvak SIG
Board of Directors. The candidates listed below were nominated by the
Litvak SIG Nominating Committee. No nominations/declarations were received
for other individuals. Short personal biographies for each candidate
follow in a second message.

Votes will be counted >from August 10 until August 31. You may register
your "yes" votes at: <LitvaksYes@aol.com> or your "no" votes at:
<LitvaksNO@aol.com>

All people noted by an asterisk (*) are currently serving in their
positions based on appointment by the current Co-Coordinators.

1 & 2. Co-Presidents: Davida Noyek Handler and David Blass Hoffman
3. Treasurer - Peggy Mosinger Freedman *
4. Chair of Finance Committee - Elliott Lipshultz, *CPA
5. Membership Chair - Richard Hoffman *

The Co-Presidents will appoint six additional Board Members, for
one-year terms, based on their experience and special expertise for
specific positions. The Board will confirm these appointments. All have
already begun to work in their roles. Their superior performance gives
us even more confidence in recommending their election:

6. Research Group Coordinator - Eric Goldstein *
7. Records Acquisition Chair - Harold Rhode *
8. Database Manager - Anne Rothman *
9. Discussion Group/Digest Moderator - Carol Coplin Baker
10. Publications Chair and Online Journal Editor - Judi Caplan *

There are also three important non-board positions:

11. Website Manager - (Position still open for nominations)
12. Archivist - Idafay Mervis *
13. Non-Board Finance Committee Member - Alan Lowe, CPA *


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Litvak SIG Elections--Part I #lithuania

Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity <sammy@...>
 

To Israel Lenzner and Others Who Missed the Original Message Listing the
Nominees and Their Resumes:

The following is a list of the candidates for election to the Litvak SIG
Board of Directors. The candidates listed below were nominated by the
Litvak SIG Nominating Committee. No nominations/declarations were received
for other individuals. Short personal biographies for each candidate
follow in a second message.

Votes will be counted >from August 10 until August 31. You may register
your "yes" votes at: <LitvaksYes@aol.com> or your "no" votes at:
<LitvaksNO@aol.com>

All people noted by an asterisk (*) are currently serving in their
positions based on appointment by the current Co-Coordinators.

1 & 2. Co-Presidents: Davida Noyek Handler and David Blass Hoffman
3. Treasurer - Peggy Mosinger Freedman *
4. Chair of Finance Committee - Elliott Lipshultz, *CPA
5. Membership Chair - Richard Hoffman *

The Co-Presidents will appoint six additional Board Members, for
one-year terms, based on their experience and special expertise for
specific positions. The Board will confirm these appointments. All have
already begun to work in their roles. Their superior performance gives
us even more confidence in recommending their election:

6. Research Group Coordinator - Eric Goldstein *
7. Records Acquisition Chair - Harold Rhode *
8. Database Manager - Anne Rothman *
9. Discussion Group/Digest Moderator - Carol Coplin Baker
10. Publications Chair and Online Journal Editor - Judi Caplan *

There are also three important non-board positions:

11. Website Manager - (Position still open for nominations)
12. Archivist - Idafay Mervis *
13. Non-Board Finance Committee Member - Alan Lowe, CPA *


Re: Litvak SIG Elections--Part II #lithuania

Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity <sammy@...>
 

Abbreviated biographical summaries of the individuals nominated by the
Litvak SIG Nominating Committee for election to the Litvak SIG Board
of Directors follow:

Carol Coplin Baker (Moderation Chair) was born Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
BA in English >from University of Michigan. Divorced. 2 adult children,
2 grandchildren. Lives in Wellesley, Mass. Real Estate broker for 30
years and still active when not buried in the archives. She has been
researching her families >from Vegeriai and Gargzdiai since 1990. Board
Member of JGSGB (Greater Boston). Registration chair at 1996 seminar
in Boston. Carol was the first volunteer to take on uyezd research group
responsibilities, and has almost single-handedly been responsible for
the great success of the organization and fund raising for the Siauliai
uyezd research project.

Judith Langer Caplan (Publications Committee Chair) has begun
working as Co-Editor of the LitvakSIG Online Journal. Judi (BA in
English >from Brooklyn College, Masters in Mass Communications from
Syracuse University, and studied at Seminary College of JTS). has
taught in the NYC school system for 17 years. She is about to begin a
sabbatical year in which she will have a lot of time to devote to the
LitvakSIG Online Journal. Judi has published two articles in
AVOTAYNU, most recently "Another Surnamer Surfaces" (Winter 1998)
and is an internationally published poet and short story writer who ran
her own mini-publishing house, Judi-Isms. She has been researching
her extended families for the past six years, including: Her mother's in
Siauliai & Zagare, Lithuania, and Liepaja, Mitau, and Riga, Latvia, as
well as Suriname, Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, England; Her
father-in-law's in (probably) Keidaniai or Kvedarna and (probably)
Vieksniai or Sveksna, Lithuania; Her mother-in-law's in Skaiskalne,
Latvia & Birzhi, Lithuania; two families in Bauske, and Zeimelis,
Lithuania; and her daughter-in-law's in Poland and the ubiquitous
"Russia".

Peggy Mosinger Freedman earned a BA >from Washington University in
St. Louis, Missouri, is the mother of four, and currently lives in Atlanta,
Georgia. For the last ten years, she has been the office manager of her
husband's medical practice. Her interest in genealogy began with a
Hebrew School assignment. Serious work began in 1971 when a
German cousin requested information on missing relatives. Peggy is a
founding member and past president of the JGS of Georgia. Although
all of her husband's family is >from Lithuania, only her maternal
grandfather was born there. Other family lines are >from the United
States (an uncle was arrested for leading a parade on the Sabbath in
1858 in Belleville, Illinois), Latvia, Austria-Hungary, Baden, Germany
and Alsace, France. Peggy is a Cub Scout leader, a nursery school
substitute teacher, and active in her synagogue. On May 1, 1998 Peggy
was appointed as Treasurer and has clearly demonstrated her ability to
handle this responsibility.

Eric L. Goldstein has enthusiastically begun working as the Research
Group Coordinator. He holds a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
from Emory University (1992) and an MA in history >from the University
of Michigan, where he is now completing a Ph.D. in modern and
American Jewish history. For the past two decades, Eric has been
actively tracing his Litvak ancestors, who emigrated to the United States
in the 1880's and settled in those other great Jewish heartlands, Texas
and Louisiana. He made a research trip to Lithuania in 1997. Eric lives
in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Cheryl Haas-Goldstein and will be
teaching in 1998-99 at Brooklyn College and Vassar College. Eric has
developed a very useful comprehensive table showing what uyezd and
guberniya each shtetl was in during the 19th Century.

Davida Noyek Handler Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG is a "third generation
Dublin- born, naturalized American Litvak" - living in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, with her husband, Jim. Since 1984, she has documented her NW
Lithuanian lineage as far back as the mid-1700's, and looks forward to
finding even earlier documentation in her never-ending search. Her
grandfather, Daniel Zvi Noyek, came >from Uzventis, Lithuania. Davida
wrote and published a Noyek Family History in 1994. This was
distributed at the first international Noyek reunion, attended by 175 of
her wandering Litvak family >from seven countries. A follow-up article
was published in Avotaynu (Winter 1994.) Davida hopes to update
soon, and is currently working on a Handler book ... She has been
involved in music publishing, co-founded a translations company, and
has served on many boards. Reactivating LitvakSIG in 1997, with
enormous help and support >from co-coordinator David Hoffman in the
weeks before the Jewish Genealogical Conference in Paris, has been
a logical next step in the search for roots.

David Blass Hoffman, (BA, UCLA; MS, Yale; PhD in Human
Development and Family Studies, Cornell University) has been the
Co-Coordinator of the LitvakSIG for the past year. David and his wife,
Sonia, have been researching their families in Lithuania, Poland, Israel
and South Africa since 1990. They have organized cousins' group with
500 members around the world, which supports their genealogical
research and assists a family branch left behind in Russia emigrate to
the US. They publish a Family Newsletter with genealogical stories that
chronicle how each branch left Lithuania in the 1880's. David has traced
his maternal line back to Ariogala, in the early 1700's and his paternal
line to Vilna in the 1830's. David is a Clinical Psychologist, former
professor of Psychology and Public Health at FSU and UCLA, a
researcher and editor of professional journals and an author of
numerous books and articles. In a complete lifestyle turnaround, he now
is a part-time clinical psychologist and a full time genealogist.

Richard Hoffman, Reseda, CA, has been researching paternal and
maternal families off and on since 1977. Maternal grandmother's family
came >from Kalvarjia, Lithuania. Has compiled many genealogical, work
related and personal databases. His current on-going project is the
Chicago Tribune Obituary Index, which now has over 8000 entries. Has
present day relatives in United Kingdom, Israel, South America, United
States, Canada and Australia. Richard publishes four editions of a
Family Newsletter for the different branches of his family and maintains
a very large mailing list. Based on this combination of experience, we
feel he will make an excellent Membership Chair.

H. Elliott Lipschultz, MA History, MS Accounting, CPA. Self-Employed.
Born in Chicago, went to school in the North Shore suburb of Highland
Park, Mr. Lipschultz is a resident of Northbrook, Illinois and a frequent
extended visitor to Jerusalem. A lifelong student of history, Mr.
Lipschultz's graduate studies were in Great European Powers and the
Rise of Nationalisms in the Middle East. His screen name, Adoniram,
is a symbol of his interests in tax history and Jewish religious
identities.
With over 25 years in genealogy and family history, he is interested in
the social-economic history of the"Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the
Kingdom of Poland" and genealogy's use in the teaching of history and
social science. For the past three months Elliott has been serving as the
Finance Chair.

Alan Loew, CPA (inactive) has a background including financial and
general management in the health care field as well as managing a
family business. Raised in NY/NJ area, Ala spent 40 years in Florida
and came to the Colorado mountains for a summer six years ago and
never left (other than to vacation elsewhere). He devotes most of his
time as a volunteer to non-profit organizations and is the Treasurer of
the Colorado JGS, Investment Club, Grand County Historical Assn,
Condo Assn, Grand County District Library Board among other roles.
Because of his extensive experience with the financial affairs of
non-profit organizations, we have asked Alan to join the Financial
Committee. Alan's researching his family that allegedly lived in
Lithuania until 1885-1890 era.

Harold Rhode, (LitvakSIG as Records Acquisition Chair,) is well known
to everyone involved in the Litvak world, as a researcher and author. He
is a past president of the JGSGW, has been researching his Litvak roots
for more than 20 years, and can trace his roots back to Rashi. His
gr-gr-gr-grandfather was the Moreh Tsedek of Kovna, i.e., the number
two on the Rabbinical court of the city. Harold says, "Researching has
been the key to my becoming more Jewish. I both suffer and benefit
from my Litvak traits, and would have stopped researching long ago, but
it has become an addiction." In real life, he is a former college
professor, now a political analyst at the Pentagon in Washington, DC,
where he specializes in Muslim affairs. Harold has published
extensively. Among his many credits are articles on Lithuanian research
in Avotaynu and a monograph co-authored with Dr. Sallyann Sack,
"Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the
Lithuanian Archives."

Anne Rothman is a Computer Consultant. She currently works at a
Help Desk predominately with an email package called Lotus Notes -
a database package and a couple of other things all rolled into one.
Anne has passed the first two tests for Lotus Notes Certification,
(System Administration 1 and Application Development 1.) Anne is also
experienced with Quattro Pro; Excel; Lotus 1,2,3; Access; Microsoft
Word and WordPerfect. She helps people create databases and
teaches people how to use different software applications. Anne is also
active in her synagogue, has taught Sunday school for many years, and
active in Hadassah. All of this experience and the fact that her Mom's
family is 75% Litvak led her to volunteer to serve the LitvakSIG as our
Database Manager. For the past few months she has been working
very hard to help create the "All Lithuania" Database, and serving as the
SIG "Traffic Cop," keeping track of all data which is being processed for
entry.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Litvak SIG Elections--Part II #lithuania

Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity <sammy@...>
 

Abbreviated biographical summaries of the individuals nominated by the
Litvak SIG Nominating Committee for election to the Litvak SIG Board
of Directors follow:

Carol Coplin Baker (Moderation Chair) was born Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
BA in English >from University of Michigan. Divorced. 2 adult children,
2 grandchildren. Lives in Wellesley, Mass. Real Estate broker for 30
years and still active when not buried in the archives. She has been
researching her families >from Vegeriai and Gargzdiai since 1990. Board
Member of JGSGB (Greater Boston). Registration chair at 1996 seminar
in Boston. Carol was the first volunteer to take on uyezd research group
responsibilities, and has almost single-handedly been responsible for
the great success of the organization and fund raising for the Siauliai
uyezd research project.

Judith Langer Caplan (Publications Committee Chair) has begun
working as Co-Editor of the LitvakSIG Online Journal. Judi (BA in
English >from Brooklyn College, Masters in Mass Communications from
Syracuse University, and studied at Seminary College of JTS). has
taught in the NYC school system for 17 years. She is about to begin a
sabbatical year in which she will have a lot of time to devote to the
LitvakSIG Online Journal. Judi has published two articles in
AVOTAYNU, most recently "Another Surnamer Surfaces" (Winter 1998)
and is an internationally published poet and short story writer who ran
her own mini-publishing house, Judi-Isms. She has been researching
her extended families for the past six years, including: Her mother's in
Siauliai & Zagare, Lithuania, and Liepaja, Mitau, and Riga, Latvia, as
well as Suriname, Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, England; Her
father-in-law's in (probably) Keidaniai or Kvedarna and (probably)
Vieksniai or Sveksna, Lithuania; Her mother-in-law's in Skaiskalne,
Latvia & Birzhi, Lithuania; two families in Bauske, and Zeimelis,
Lithuania; and her daughter-in-law's in Poland and the ubiquitous
"Russia".

Peggy Mosinger Freedman earned a BA >from Washington University in
St. Louis, Missouri, is the mother of four, and currently lives in Atlanta,
Georgia. For the last ten years, she has been the office manager of her
husband's medical practice. Her interest in genealogy began with a
Hebrew School assignment. Serious work began in 1971 when a
German cousin requested information on missing relatives. Peggy is a
founding member and past president of the JGS of Georgia. Although
all of her husband's family is >from Lithuania, only her maternal
grandfather was born there. Other family lines are >from the United
States (an uncle was arrested for leading a parade on the Sabbath in
1858 in Belleville, Illinois), Latvia, Austria-Hungary, Baden, Germany
and Alsace, France. Peggy is a Cub Scout leader, a nursery school
substitute teacher, and active in her synagogue. On May 1, 1998 Peggy
was appointed as Treasurer and has clearly demonstrated her ability to
handle this responsibility.

Eric L. Goldstein has enthusiastically begun working as the Research
Group Coordinator. He holds a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
from Emory University (1992) and an MA in history >from the University
of Michigan, where he is now completing a Ph.D. in modern and
American Jewish history. For the past two decades, Eric has been
actively tracing his Litvak ancestors, who emigrated to the United States
in the 1880's and settled in those other great Jewish heartlands, Texas
and Louisiana. He made a research trip to Lithuania in 1997. Eric lives
in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Cheryl Haas-Goldstein and will be
teaching in 1998-99 at Brooklyn College and Vassar College. Eric has
developed a very useful comprehensive table showing what uyezd and
guberniya each shtetl was in during the 19th Century.

Davida Noyek Handler Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG is a "third generation
Dublin- born, naturalized American Litvak" - living in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, with her husband, Jim. Since 1984, she has documented her NW
Lithuanian lineage as far back as the mid-1700's, and looks forward to
finding even earlier documentation in her never-ending search. Her
grandfather, Daniel Zvi Noyek, came >from Uzventis, Lithuania. Davida
wrote and published a Noyek Family History in 1994. This was
distributed at the first international Noyek reunion, attended by 175 of
her wandering Litvak family >from seven countries. A follow-up article
was published in Avotaynu (Winter 1994.) Davida hopes to update
soon, and is currently working on a Handler book ... She has been
involved in music publishing, co-founded a translations company, and
has served on many boards. Reactivating LitvakSIG in 1997, with
enormous help and support >from co-coordinator David Hoffman in the
weeks before the Jewish Genealogical Conference in Paris, has been
a logical next step in the search for roots.

David Blass Hoffman, (BA, UCLA; MS, Yale; PhD in Human
Development and Family Studies, Cornell University) has been the
Co-Coordinator of the LitvakSIG for the past year. David and his wife,
Sonia, have been researching their families in Lithuania, Poland, Israel
and South Africa since 1990. They have organized cousins' group with
500 members around the world, which supports their genealogical
research and assists a family branch left behind in Russia emigrate to
the US. They publish a Family Newsletter with genealogical stories that
chronicle how each branch left Lithuania in the 1880's. David has traced
his maternal line back to Ariogala, in the early 1700's and his paternal
line to Vilna in the 1830's. David is a Clinical Psychologist, former
professor of Psychology and Public Health at FSU and UCLA, a
researcher and editor of professional journals and an author of
numerous books and articles. In a complete lifestyle turnaround, he now
is a part-time clinical psychologist and a full time genealogist.

Richard Hoffman, Reseda, CA, has been researching paternal and
maternal families off and on since 1977. Maternal grandmother's family
came >from Kalvarjia, Lithuania. Has compiled many genealogical, work
related and personal databases. His current on-going project is the
Chicago Tribune Obituary Index, which now has over 8000 entries. Has
present day relatives in United Kingdom, Israel, South America, United
States, Canada and Australia. Richard publishes four editions of a
Family Newsletter for the different branches of his family and maintains
a very large mailing list. Based on this combination of experience, we
feel he will make an excellent Membership Chair.

H. Elliott Lipschultz, MA History, MS Accounting, CPA. Self-Employed.
Born in Chicago, went to school in the North Shore suburb of Highland
Park, Mr. Lipschultz is a resident of Northbrook, Illinois and a frequent
extended visitor to Jerusalem. A lifelong student of history, Mr.
Lipschultz's graduate studies were in Great European Powers and the
Rise of Nationalisms in the Middle East. His screen name, Adoniram,
is a symbol of his interests in tax history and Jewish religious
identities.
With over 25 years in genealogy and family history, he is interested in
the social-economic history of the"Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the
Kingdom of Poland" and genealogy's use in the teaching of history and
social science. For the past three months Elliott has been serving as the
Finance Chair.

Alan Loew, CPA (inactive) has a background including financial and
general management in the health care field as well as managing a
family business. Raised in NY/NJ area, Ala spent 40 years in Florida
and came to the Colorado mountains for a summer six years ago and
never left (other than to vacation elsewhere). He devotes most of his
time as a volunteer to non-profit organizations and is the Treasurer of
the Colorado JGS, Investment Club, Grand County Historical Assn,
Condo Assn, Grand County District Library Board among other roles.
Because of his extensive experience with the financial affairs of
non-profit organizations, we have asked Alan to join the Financial
Committee. Alan's researching his family that allegedly lived in
Lithuania until 1885-1890 era.

Harold Rhode, (LitvakSIG as Records Acquisition Chair,) is well known
to everyone involved in the Litvak world, as a researcher and author. He
is a past president of the JGSGW, has been researching his Litvak roots
for more than 20 years, and can trace his roots back to Rashi. His
gr-gr-gr-grandfather was the Moreh Tsedek of Kovna, i.e., the number
two on the Rabbinical court of the city. Harold says, "Researching has
been the key to my becoming more Jewish. I both suffer and benefit
from my Litvak traits, and would have stopped researching long ago, but
it has become an addiction." In real life, he is a former college
professor, now a political analyst at the Pentagon in Washington, DC,
where he specializes in Muslim affairs. Harold has published
extensively. Among his many credits are articles on Lithuanian research
in Avotaynu and a monograph co-authored with Dr. Sallyann Sack,
"Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the
Lithuanian Archives."

Anne Rothman is a Computer Consultant. She currently works at a
Help Desk predominately with an email package called Lotus Notes -
a database package and a couple of other things all rolled into one.
Anne has passed the first two tests for Lotus Notes Certification,
(System Administration 1 and Application Development 1.) Anne is also
experienced with Quattro Pro; Excel; Lotus 1,2,3; Access; Microsoft
Word and WordPerfect. She helps people create databases and
teaches people how to use different software applications. Anne is also
active in her synagogue, has taught Sunday school for many years, and
active in Hadassah. All of this experience and the fact that her Mom's
family is 75% Litvak led her to volunteer to serve the LitvakSIG as our
Database Manager. For the past few months she has been working
very hard to help create the "All Lithuania" Database, and serving as the
SIG "Traffic Cop," keeping track of all data which is being processed for
entry.


Searching: town of VITZ in Kovna Gubernia #lithuania

Julian Kemper <jkemper@...>
 

Re Kovenskaia, is there a record of a place called VITZ or similar in Kovna
gubernia? I am researching Goorvitch for a cousin & the family came >from
there.
Julian Kemper


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching: town of VITZ in Kovna Gubernia #lithuania

Julian Kemper <jkemper@...>
 

Re Kovenskaia, is there a record of a place called VITZ or similar in Kovna
gubernia? I am researching Goorvitch for a cousin & the family came >from
there.
Julian Kemper


Re: Jewish Routes Project #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-08-27 12:30:53 EDT, Asher (nasalhairs@hotmail.com)
writes:

<< 1.LEDERAMAN {Poland}
German for "Leather Man." An ancestor was probably a dealer in hides, or a
tanner.
2.GINGES {Russia/Ukraine}
DK
3.GILLIS {Lithuania}
DK
4.FOOKS {Poland}
Probably an anglicized soundalike for Fuchs, which is German for "fox."
A common Jewish last name but, unlike names for deer, wolf, bear, is rarely or
never used as a Hebrew first name. An ancestor may have been a dealer in fox
furs (used to make the shtraimel, the fox-trimmed hats of Polish gentry, later
adopted by Hassisim) or to have worn a fox fur, or to have used the emblem of
a fox to designate his home or his business
5.SILVERSTONE {England}
Probably Silverstein in the original. The name is Silver stone in
German. Perhaps an ancestor sol or manufactured silver, or smeelted silver or
owned a silver mine (silverstain would be silver ore). Or perhaps came >from a
village known as Silberstein
6.PARSHNA {Poland}
DK
7.RABINOWITZ {Glasgow}
Russian for "son of the rabbi." Very popular name; not all Rabinowitz's
arer related. I think Rabbi E.S. Rabinowitz of Newcastle on Tyne and his
brother who was chief Jewish chaplain in the British army in WW II and later
chief rabbi of South Africa were related to the Glasgow Rabinowitzs

I hope others can fill you in with more, and with more authoritative
infromation.


Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Hirschaid, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF[F] Furth, Nurnberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Rotterdam

WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Routes Project #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-08-27 12:30:53 EDT, Asher (nasalhairs@hotmail.com)
writes:

<< 1.LEDERAMAN {Poland}
German for "Leather Man." An ancestor was probably a dealer in hides, or a
tanner.
2.GINGES {Russia/Ukraine}
DK
3.GILLIS {Lithuania}
DK
4.FOOKS {Poland}
Probably an anglicized soundalike for Fuchs, which is German for "fox."
A common Jewish last name but, unlike names for deer, wolf, bear, is rarely or
never used as a Hebrew first name. An ancestor may have been a dealer in fox
furs (used to make the shtraimel, the fox-trimmed hats of Polish gentry, later
adopted by Hassisim) or to have worn a fox fur, or to have used the emblem of
a fox to designate his home or his business
5.SILVERSTONE {England}
Probably Silverstein in the original. The name is Silver stone in
German. Perhaps an ancestor sol or manufactured silver, or smeelted silver or
owned a silver mine (silverstain would be silver ore). Or perhaps came >from a
village known as Silberstein
6.PARSHNA {Poland}
DK
7.RABINOWITZ {Glasgow}
Russian for "son of the rabbi." Very popular name; not all Rabinowitz's
arer related. I think Rabbi E.S. Rabinowitz of Newcastle on Tyne and his
brother who was chief Jewish chaplain in the British army in WW II and later
chief rabbi of South Africa were related to the Glasgow Rabinowitzs

I hope others can fill you in with more, and with more authoritative
infromation.


Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Hirschaid, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF[F] Furth, Nurnberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Rotterdam

WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


Re: gefangener #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-08-27 12:30:00 EDT, pschneid24@earthlink.net writes:

<< "gefangener." >>

. . . . is German for "someone who has been caught." A prisoner.
Kriegsgefangener is a prisoner of war. If he was "conscripted" >from non-
Russian Poland, he would essentially have been a prisoner of war, corced to
join the Russian side.

Or the term may have been used in Yiddish for someone who was taken away by
force or by force of law

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Hirschaid, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF[F] Furth, Nurnberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Rotterdam

WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: gefangener #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-08-27 12:30:00 EDT, pschneid24@earthlink.net writes:

<< "gefangener." >>

. . . . is German for "someone who has been caught." A prisoner.
Kriegsgefangener is a prisoner of war. If he was "conscripted" >from non-
Russian Poland, he would essentially have been a prisoner of war, corced to
join the Russian side.

Or the term may have been used in Yiddish for someone who was taken away by
force or by force of law

Michael Bernet
*****************************
seeking:

BERNET >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Hirschaid, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF[F] Furth, Nurnberg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Rotterdam

WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


Bretchin #general

Mitchell Silk <silk@...>
 

In reviewing some old correspondence dating back to the 1930s between my
gf, Meshulam MENSCHENFREUND, and my ggf, Avraham Leib MENSCHENFREUND, my
ggf refers to a town of Brechin (in Yiddish). My ggf was writing >from what
is now called Nadvornaya. My guess is that he was perhaps referring to
Perechin, which is in the general proximity of Nadvornaya. Any
thoughts/guesses?

Mitchell A. Silk
Hong Kong
silk@hkstar.com


New Web page includes 700 Surnames from Zmigrod & Dukla (Western Galician shtetls) #general

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Are we proud!!......

We were once 5 strangers....
JewishGen brought us together in our search for information about our
families. We exchanged e-mails and letters hoping to learn more
about our roots, then pooled resources and hired a Poland-based researcher.

The results of her remarkable efforts, coupled with the research each of
us had
done, has resulted in over 700 surnames on our web page (including folks
from
Gorlice, Grybow, Rymanow & environs).

We also have listings of the vital records available in Dukla and Zmigrod,
Travelogues, memories of native zmigrodians,
and many photographs of..... 1938 Zmigrodians,
the old and new Synagogue, the
marketplace, the sawmill, gravestones,
Holocaust Survivors and finally, Holocaust Histories of the entire area.

Please visit us at

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/Zmigrod/Zmigrod.htm

PhyllisKramer1@worldnet.att.net, Wilton Conn and NYC ...... searching
KRAMER, WISNER >from Jasienica Rosielna, Poland
STECHER, TRACHMAN, FEIR/FEUER, KORNREICH (Zmigrod & Rymanow, Pol)
KANDEL, SCHIMMEL, SCHEINER, GREENBERG (Strzyzow & Dubiecko, Pol)
LINDNER, EICHEL, BERLIN, MAURER, MERL, WEICH (Rogatin & Bolechov, Ukr)
LINDNER, JONAS (Iasi, Romania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bretchin #general

Mitchell Silk <silk@...>
 

In reviewing some old correspondence dating back to the 1930s between my
gf, Meshulam MENSCHENFREUND, and my ggf, Avraham Leib MENSCHENFREUND, my
ggf refers to a town of Brechin (in Yiddish). My ggf was writing >from what
is now called Nadvornaya. My guess is that he was perhaps referring to
Perechin, which is in the general proximity of Nadvornaya. Any
thoughts/guesses?

Mitchell A. Silk
Hong Kong
silk@hkstar.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Web page includes 700 Surnames from Zmigrod & Dukla (Western Galician shtetls) #general

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Are we proud!!......

We were once 5 strangers....
JewishGen brought us together in our search for information about our
families. We exchanged e-mails and letters hoping to learn more
about our roots, then pooled resources and hired a Poland-based researcher.

The results of her remarkable efforts, coupled with the research each of
us had
done, has resulted in over 700 surnames on our web page (including folks
from
Gorlice, Grybow, Rymanow & environs).

We also have listings of the vital records available in Dukla and Zmigrod,
Travelogues, memories of native zmigrodians,
and many photographs of..... 1938 Zmigrodians,
the old and new Synagogue, the
marketplace, the sawmill, gravestones,
Holocaust Survivors and finally, Holocaust Histories of the entire area.

Please visit us at

http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/Zmigrod/Zmigrod.htm

PhyllisKramer1@worldnet.att.net, Wilton Conn and NYC ...... searching
KRAMER, WISNER >from Jasienica Rosielna, Poland
STECHER, TRACHMAN, FEIR/FEUER, KORNREICH (Zmigrod & Rymanow, Pol)
KANDEL, SCHIMMEL, SCHEINER, GREENBERG (Strzyzow & Dubiecko, Pol)
LINDNER, EICHEL, BERLIN, MAURER, MERL, WEICH (Rogatin & Bolechov, Ukr)
LINDNER, JONAS (Iasi, Romania)


Parnes in 1893 #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

If anyone is looking in a city directory for the years 1893-4-5, would
kindly
keep an eye out for Louis Parnes, on 5th Street, between Ave B and C in
Manhattan.

Many thanks ---
Arlene in FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Parnes in 1893 #general

arlene parnes <arlene@...>
 

If anyone is looking in a city directory for the years 1893-4-5, would
kindly
keep an eye out for Louis Parnes, on 5th Street, between Ave B and C in
Manhattan.

Many thanks ---
Arlene in FL