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Help with a town/village in Russia - Kaliskovkeh #general

Arkady K <arkadyka@...>
 

My family descends from this man: https://www.geni.com/people/R-Samuel-Kamenetsky/6000000018773598395?through=6000000018773052848

According to his great grandson Reb Nosson Kamenetsky, Samuel and his family lived in a placed called 'Kaliskovkeh'.  This is also where his son Binyamin grew up.
This is also where supposedly Binyamin's first three children were born, including the very famous Reb Yaakov Kamenetsky.

The problem is, I cannot seem to find anything about this place.  As if it simply does not exist.  There could be a spelling issue perhaps, but I tried tons of variations and cannot find anything.
I can only glean that it was probably in Belarus, not far from Dolginov where Binyamin later moved and his wife Ettel was from.  

Any help would be appreciated.

--
Arkady Kamenetsky


Basic Questions re Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Peter Lebensold
 

Apologies if this has already been addressed elsewhere, but ...

... if I load one or more of my family trees into FTFP, can anyone then “fiddle” with them - changing names, dates, connections, etc.  Or are they “locked”?

And if they are locked, is there any way that I can update or revise them?

Thank#.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto


Re: Please forgive this interruption to your research #JewishGenUpdates

msalzbank
 

I donated today $100


On Mon, Oct 12, 2020, 9:32 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

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Please forgive this interruption to your research #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Friends on the JewishGen Discussion Group -

I know that you are probably being inundated with funding requests from many worthy organizations, and I apologize for this additional interruption to your research.

We don't charge for JewishGen, and believe that our resources should always be
freely available to anyone who needs them. We never want to restrict access to someone because of finances. But at the same time, it does require a lot of money to maintain our site  - and within this context, I would like to personally ask for your help.

This year more than most, we are facing particularly unique funding challenges, and a gift of any amount - $5, $18, $36, $54, $100, or more - will be extremely helpful.

If you are able to donate $100 or more, you will be granted additional search features with our Value Added Services

Please click here to make an online donation today.

Your support will not only help you - but help so many others as well. And if you can’t contribute anything right now, I still thank you for being part of the JewishGen family. We will continue to do all that we can to provide a world-class experience that you and others can use to research your Jewish family history and heritage. That's what we are all about.

I thank you in advance for your help and partnership. If you would like to contact me directly, please email me at agroll@...

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

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Searching for the Bunimovitz Family Relatives that lived in Vishnevo , Today in Belarus #holocaust

Miron Chumash
 

I am  looking for information about my wife’s family who lived in  Vishnevo (today Belarus). They were executed on August 30,1942. We have no information regarding the backgrounds of the family members whose names are mentioned below: 

 

My wife’s  father  name is Elyakim Drori (Bunimovitz). He served during WW2 in the Polish army (cavalry unit), was captured by the Soviets  and was deported to a work camp in  Siberia. Around 1942 he was evacuated with Andres Army  and made his way through Iran to Palestine. On arriving in Palestine, the names of all the Jewish soldiers were changed to Hebrew names and they were sent to the Kibbutz so they would not be found when Andres army was leaving for Africa. My father in-law got the Hebrew name Nathan Drori (Gave freedom).  His relatives are the ones about whom we are looking for information:-

 

His parents are: Arie and Zelda Bunimovitz;

His siblings are Shirke Bunimovitz, Itzhak Bunimovitz, Reisel Bunimovitz ( she had a baby who was born in the Geto), Hertzel Bunimovitz, and Akiva Bunimovitz.

His grandparents are Moshe and Perla Bunimovitz.

 

My wife and I will be grateful for any information possible about them.

 

Sincerely,

Miron Chumash

 


Re: Missing Grave Mt Carmel Cemetery #usa

tsteinberg@...
 

Thank you all for figuring this out. It was a good lesson in researching cemeteries. Particular thanks to A. E. Jordan and P Cohen. I will follow-up shortly with the cemetery and and see if they will take a pic. I live in the Southwest and won't be there anytime soon.

Todd Steinberg
Las Vegas


Looking for information on family who were executed in the Holocaust on 8-30-1942, name of Bunimovitz #holocaust

Miron Chumash
 

We are looking for information about my wife’s family who lived in  Vishnevo (today Belarus). They were executed on August 30,1942. We have no information regarding the backgrounds of the family members whose names are mentioned below: 

 

My wife’s  father  name is Elyakim Drori (Bunimovitz). He served during WW2 in the Polish army (cavalry unit), was captured by the Soviets  and was deported to a work camp in  Siberia. Around 1942 he was evacuated with Andres Army  and made his way through Iran to Palestine. On arriving in Palestine, the names of all the Jewish soldiers were changed to Hebrew names and they were sent to the Kibbutz so they would not be found when Andres army was leaving for Africa. My father in law got the Hebrew name Nathan Drori (Gave freedom).  His relatives are the ones about whom we are looking for information:-

 

His parents are: Arie and Zelda Bunimovitz;

His siblings are Shirke Bunimovitz, Itzhak Bunimovitz, Reisel Bunimovitz ( she had a baby who was born in the Geto), Hertzel Bunimovitz, and Akiva Bunimovitz.

His grandparents are Moshe and Perla Bunimovitz.

 

My wife and I will be grateful for any information possible about them.

Thank you for any help
Miron Chumash

 


(Luxembourg) Committee on the Remembrance of the Second World War -New website #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Committee on the Remembrance of the Second World War has published a brochure in four languages (Luxembourgish, German, French, and English) and has also launched its new website https://cm2gm.lu/ in French and English.  The brochures can be downloaded from the website or ordered directly from the Remembrance Committee at daniel.bousser@...

 

On October 16, 1941, the first convoy of Jews from Luxembourg left the country for the Lodz Ghetto. It had 327 Jews on board. Convoys continued until June 17, 1943 for a total of 658 men, women and children who left Luxembourg.

The Day of National Commemoration is celebrated every year since 1946 to commemorate the attempt of the Nazi occupation of 10 October 1941 trying, by census, to convince the people of Luxembourg to speak in favor of full integration into the German Reich. This year, a plaque commemorating the 3,614 young Luxembourg women forcibly recruited by the Nazis will be inaugurated at Luxembourg train station on October 18, 2020.

 

August 30 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the return of Luxembourg enlisted men from the Tambow prisoner of war camp. A little more than a thousand young Luxembourgers ended up at the camp for prisoners of war in Tambov. They were released over a period ranging from August to November 1945.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

David Dubin
 


Re: Looking for BMD records in Wisnnitz #ukraine

Yohanan
 

Familysearch, search the Catalog for: 
Jewish Congregation. Wiznitz (Bukowina)
 (then Austria and Romania, nowadays Ukraine) 1918-1930 are the only that online (as much as I know). 
Not indexed, manual page by page research needed. 
Yohanan Loeffler


Re: Kremenets region - Village of Kolosova #ukraine

Sherri Bobish
 


Arkady,

This page https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91051823/yaakov-kamenetskyhas a photo of Rabbi Kamenetsky's tombstone.  There is a lot of Hebrew writing on it.  Perhaps you will find some info there helpful to your search.

Also, have you located his passenger manifest?  That should list his place of birth.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Louis ROSENBERG - Johnstown, PA and Bayonne, NJ #general

Sherri Bobish
 


Jules,

This is probably your Louis Rosenberg (the dod is off by 3 days, might be a typo), but all else matches.) You might ask if anyone is visiting Mount Moriah to check nearby graves for family of Louis.  The cemetery office should have a record of who made the arrangements for Louis, but I don't know if they would release that information.
www.findagrave.com
BAYONNE HEBREW Section K
Name: Louis Rosenberg
Death Date: 5 Dec 1996
Cemetery: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Fairview, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States of America
Regards,

Sherri Bobish
   
   
   
   


Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia

Sherri Bobish
 


Gail,

It may be helpful to you in your research to see Theodore Shneyer's naturaliztion papers, which can be found on Ancestry.com.

He states he was born in Resekne, (Rēzekne) Latvia on Feb. 14, 1905.

Here is info from Theodore's passenger arrival in Jan. 1923.

He arrived at the port of NY under the name Theodor SCHNEER.
His sister Fania SCHNEER traveled with him.
Their birthplace is Resekne.
Their last residence was Kronstadt, Russia.
(Kronshtadt is 19 miles from St. Petersburg.)
They were bound for Uncle Abraham (surname spelled SHNEYER on one page & SCHNEER on another page) in Kearney, NJ.
Theodor (17) laborer, Fania (20) domestic,  both single.
Left behind in N55 W22 Marias Eeja, Riga, Latvia their mother Anna SCHNEER.
(I'm guessing that Marias Eeja is a street name.)

You can search records from Latvia at: https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/

Try a phonetic search on the surname.  The spellings SHNEIER, SCHNEYER, SCHNEER and others, appear many times.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Towns (Villages) of outskirts of Kiev #ukraine

mvayser@...
 

There are also more recent Pliskov documents:

1820 Suplemental census of Lipovets district shtetls of Rossosha, Konela, Pliskov. (DAKO 284/174/1379) Pliskov is on page 14
1897 List of home owners in Lipovets district. (DAKO 384/8/184)   Pliskov is on page 19.
1897 census DAKO 384/8/17, 384/8/18
https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архіви/ДАКО/384/8
These are not available yet, but the entire 384/8 is in the process of being scanned/uploaded

Mike Vayser


Re: New Sources for Levin realtives from Bagaslaviskis #latvia

family@...
 

Have you checked out the LitvakSIG Allithuania Database?
This is where I found info on my Bagislaviskis ancestors (as this town is in the Vilna district).
Judy Kasman
Toronto
GOLOMB, SHESKIN, BURSTEIN, Vilna & area


Re: Family Tree in Geni question #general

Don Libes
 

Here's a page that walks you through the process of exporting GEDCOM from Geni.

https://help.geni.com/hc/en-us/articles/229705167-How-can-I-export-my-GEDCOM-

Don Libes


Re: Missing Grave Mt Carmel Cemetery #usa

Peter Cohen
 

Looks like people have sorted this one out.  Here are some general thoughts about this type of problem:

When the person in the cemetery office doesn't find the person you are looking for, they will next go to their index card files, which is what they used before computers. Some cemeteries have thrown these away. Some still have them.
The really diligent ones will pull out the grave map of the section where you think the person is buried (if you know it) and pore over the map to see if they can find the person.  (If the Mount Carmel person spent 20 minutes, they probably did this.)  You may have to specifically ask them to pull out the map and look.

Most of the burial societies in New York cemeteries buried people sequentially. So the person on either side of a particular grave is the last and the next person to die, unless the family chose to buy two plots together when the first to die was buried. Some societies bury men on one side and women on the other.

All this is to say that looking at who is buried nearby may not be helpful if the spouse you are looking for died a good number of years before or after.

Kudos to A.E. Jordan for using the cemetery's online database to sort this out.  Luckily, Mount Carmel's locator page is one that allows you to enter the society name. Otherwise you would have to scour all entries for the year of death.
All of the cemetery websites for New York City Jewish cemeteries seem to use the same back-end software. So, be aware that those pages that allow you to enter a society name in the search data have a flaw which will not allow you to enter two words. In our example, where our person is buried in a society called VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER, if you enter VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER as the society, the website software removes the space, makes it vereinchorostkower, and comes back with no results.  If you enter just VEREIN, you will get results for all societies that include VEREIN in the name (this will bring up Leah, Brown and others).  If you enter just CHOROSTKOWER, you will get results that apply only to VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER. Entering year: 1930 and Society: CHOROSTKOWER (and nothing else) brings up only 4 results, including LEAH, BROWN.

Peter Cohen
California


Re: Family Tree in Geni question #general

Mark Shapiro
 


Deciphering handwriting on passenger lists #belarus

Harlan Weller
 

Attached is a Hamburg passenger record for a family which I believe are my GF's aunt and her children travelling from Hamburg to New York in 1913.  Their surnames are Silber (or Silver).

According to a later naturalization application, one of the daughters was born in Svir, Belarus. 

I am trying to read the location from which they departed.  For some reason, ancestry has the Hamburg record indexed as Berger and I have never heard of such a location.  

Interestingly enough, I believe that the mother's maiden name is Berger.  Is it possible that somehow that got written down in the wrong column?

The New York record (which I have had trouble downloading) indicates that they are going to join Elias Silver (who is the husband/father) 

Thank you in advance,

Harlan Weller

Researching

WELLER (Svir)
BERGER (Svir)
HILLER (Krasnashiltz)
REZNIK (Oshmana/Evenitz)
KAUFMAN(Oshmana)
COHEN (Lazdijai)

 
 
Attachments area
 
 
 


Re: Dolginovo #belarus

aiginsburg
 

The term "Gubernia"was used during the Russian Empire. From 1920-1939, Dolginovo was in Poland, and Dolignovo was in the Vilna Voivodeship.Both Gubrenia and Voivodeship may be translated as Provinice.
Aarin Ginsburg
Foxboro, MA 
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