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Does anyone have (or have link to) Reckendorf records (looking for Baum) - matrikeln, B/M/D, etc? #germany

ledererrob@...
 

Hi All.  This is and another are my first posts in 15+ years, since GerSIG days.

I'm looking for birth, marriage, death, matrikel, name change, and other records for Burgpreppach.  My target ancestor is Dorrit Dorothea Baum b. ca. 1806-15 and next known to be in NYC in 1836.  Later Reckendorf records may still show family members of hers even if I can't get to ones that include her specifically. 

Does anyone have these records?  Is there an online archive that contains them?  Being that it's Bavaria, I think it's not available online.

Thank you,
Rob Lederer

 

 Bohemia and US:

LEDERER, WEISSKOPF or WEISSKOPFOVA in Blovice (Blowitz) or around Pilsen, also Gablonz, Rumburk (Rumburg), and New York (and much of USA)

OPPER in Blowitz/Blovice

LORIE/LORY/LORIN of Putzlitz/Puzlic

JANOWITZ/JANOWSKY from Prague and Blowitz/BLovice

KOHN, BRETH, ROSENBAUM, ALTSCHUL in Golcuv Jenikov (Goltsch Yenikau) or Prague

STRAS, STRASS, STRASSER, STRAUSS, POPPER, KOHN, HELLER, PFEFFERKORN, FISCHER, GOLDMAN, STEINHARDT in or around Arnoltov (Arnitzgruen), Schoenlind (Krasna Lipa), Kirsch(en)birk, Cheb (Eger), Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), and Wisconsin, Pennsylvania (Allegheny/Pittsburgh) and NYC

LOEWI / LOEWY / LEVI in or around Mastov (Maschau)

STRAUSS of Drmoul/Duerrmaul

SCHWERY? SCHWERZ? And POPPER from Beneschau/ Benesov

LOEWI of Mies / Stříbro 

 

Germany and US:

GANS, GREIF, LEVI, HA-LEVI, HALEVI, ASCHER, MEIER, AUSCHER, MEUER, MOSES, JECHIEL, STERN, LOESER, RUBEN, ROTHSCHILD, and WEINBERG  in or around Langenschwarz, Rothenkirchen, Hechelmannskirchen, Burghaun or Huensfeld in Upper Franconia (Hessen)

GANS in New York

FROMM in Rengshausen

JACOB in Merzhausen

PRETZFELD(ER) in Burgkunstadt and NY

MORGENROTH in Burgkunstadt, Bischberg and anywhere else

EHRENBACH(ER) in Kunreuth, Burgkunstadt, and anywhere else

BRUILL (or BRUELL/ BRU”LL/ BRULL/ BRILL) in Burgkunstadt and Lichtenfels

FRIEDMANN in Burgkunstadt and (Friedman in Chicago)
ROSENBAUM in Kunreuth

SACHS in Bischberg

ROTHSCHILD, WEIL, FRANK, AUERBACH(ER) in or around Nordstetten or Muehringen (near Horb) and Mississippi

HOF(F)HEIMER, ISAK, ISAAK, SCHIELE, SCHIELEN, SCHILLEN, SCHUELE, LEVY OR LEVI in or around Fellheim, (Swabian Bavaria) Germany (or Memmingen?), Altenstadt-Illereichen, (Swabian Bavaria) Germany, and Missouri and Cincinnatti

STRAS(S)BURGER, BARUCH, and NEY or NEU in Hohebach, Ailringen, or Hollenbach  (Wuerttemberg/Swabia) and NY

LAMMLE or LAEMMLE or LEMMLE or LEMLE or LAMLE and JOEL and NATHAN in Braunsbach (Wuerttemberg/Swabia)

HIRSCH in Flehingen (Baden)

FLEHINGER in Flehingen (Baden)

KAHN and BAUM in Bavaria, Burgpreppach

BAUM in Reckendorf

“ANY” in Schwabisch Hall (Wuerttemberg/Swabia) [FIRST NAME Fratel]

Emanuel Pfeifer of Niederhochstadt

KAHN in Aschenhausen (Hessen) and Barchfeld (Hessen)

JOSEPH in Bromberg and Bordun or Fordon, Posen (now Bydgoszcz, Poland)  and Mississippi and New Orleans

PFEIFER in Niederhochstadt (Pfalz) – now Hochstadt -- and Mississippi

WOLFERMAN(N) from Cleveland, New York, and Missouri (St. Louis and Jefferson City), and Barchfeld  (Hessen), Germany

Still to add these yellow things to FTJP

VEIT from Emmendingen (Baden) and New York

BIEDERMAN(N)  from Gailingen (Baden) or Emmendingen (Baden)

DETTELBACH or DEDELBACH or DEDDELBACH from Gailingen (Baden) or Emmendingen (Baden), , Schmieheim (Baden)

GUENZBERGER from Emmendingen (Baden), Schmieheim (Baden), Breisach (Baden)  or elsewhere

GUGGENHEIMER from Gailingen (Baden), , Schmieheim (Baden), or elsewhere

WEIL from Emmendingen (Baden)

DREYFUS  Ingenheim (Bavaria) and Brookhaven, MS

(SURNAME UNKNOWN)  Schwabisch Hall and Hall

 

Jamaica, England, and US

HART and LEVY from Kingston, Jamaica (BWI), Spanish Town, Jamaica (BWI), and Woodville & Holmesville, Mississippi and New Orleans, LA

LEVY (aka Linn Levy) from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England

 

Hungary/Slovakia and US

SCHOENSTEIN from Budapest; Nagy-Cétény; Velký Cetín; Liptovské Sliače / Haromszlecs, Slovakia; Liptovské Sliače / Szlecs, Slovakia; Ruzomberok/Rosenberg, Slovakia; Lipto, Hungary (Slovakia); Partizanska Lupca / Nemet Lipcse, Slovakia; and Richmond (Staten Island), NY and New York, NY

STRELINGER from (All in Slovakia) Tvrdosin/Turdossin, Slovakia; Ludrova/Ludrowa, Slovakia; Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia; Ruzomberok, Slovakia

SHLOMO    from (All in Slovakia) Ruzomberok and Liptovsky Mikulas

 

Poland/ Polish Russia

HYMAN in "Weilga" (Vel'gia?) (possibly Wielkie Poland, which is like saying Poland) in Russian Poland, Summit, Mississippi, and New Orleans


Does anyone have (or have link to) Burgpreppach records (looking for KAHN) - matrikeln, B/M/D, etc? #germany

ledererrob@...
 

Hi All.  This is and another are my first posts in 15+ years, since GerSIG days.

I'm looking for birth, marriage, death, matrikel, name change, and other records for Burgpreppach.  My target ancestor is Isaac Kahn b. 1803 and next known to be in NYC in 1836.  Later Burgpreppach records may still show family members of his even if I can't get to ones that include him specifically. 

Does anyone have these records?  Is there an online archive that contains them?  Being that it's Bavaria, I think it's not available online.

Thank you,
Rob Lederer

 

 Bohemia and US:

LEDERER, WEISSKOPF or WEISSKOPFOVA in Blovice (Blowitz) or around Pilsen, also Gablonz, Rumburk (Rumburg), and New York (and much of USA)

OPPER in Blowitz/Blovice

LORIE/LORY/LORIN of Putzlitz/Puzlic

JANOWITZ/JANOWSKY from Prague and Blowitz/BLovice

KOHN, BRETH, ROSENBAUM, ALTSCHUL in Golcuv Jenikov (Goltsch Yenikau) or Prague

STRAS, STRASS, STRASSER, STRAUSS, POPPER, KOHN, HELLER, PFEFFERKORN, FISCHER, GOLDMAN, STEINHARDT in or around Arnoltov (Arnitzgruen), Schoenlind (Krasna Lipa), Kirsch(en)birk, Cheb (Eger), Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), and Wisconsin, Pennsylvania (Allegheny/Pittsburgh) and NYC

LOEWI / LOEWY / LEVI in or around Mastov (Maschau)

STRAUSS of Drmoul/Duerrmaul

SCHWERY? SCHWERZ? And POPPER from Beneschau/ Benesov

LOEWI of Mies / Stříbro 

 

Germany and US:

GANS, GREIF, LEVI, HA-LEVI, HALEVI, ASCHER, MEIER, AUSCHER, MEUER, MOSES, JECHIEL, STERN, LOESER, RUBEN, ROTHSCHILD, and WEINBERG  in or around Langenschwarz, Rothenkirchen, Hechelmannskirchen, Burghaun or Huensfeld in Upper Franconia (Hessen)

GANS in New York

FROMM in Rengshausen

JACOB in Merzhausen

PRETZFELD(ER) in Burgkunstadt and NY

MORGENROTH in Burgkunstadt, Bischberg and anywhere else

EHRENBACH(ER) in Kunreuth, Burgkunstadt, and anywhere else

BRUILL (or BRUELL/ BRU”LL/ BRULL/ BRILL) in Burgkunstadt and Lichtenfels

FRIEDMANN in Burgkunstadt and (Friedman in Chicago)
ROSENBAUM in Kunreuth

SACHS in Bischberg

ROTHSCHILD, WEIL, FRANK, AUERBACH(ER) in or around Nordstetten or Muehringen (near Horb) and Mississippi

HOF(F)HEIMER, ISAK, ISAAK, SCHIELE, SCHIELEN, SCHILLEN, SCHUELE, LEVY OR LEVI in or around Fellheim, (Swabian Bavaria) Germany (or Memmingen?), Altenstadt-Illereichen, (Swabian Bavaria) Germany, and Missouri and Cincinnatti

STRAS(S)BURGER, BARUCH, and NEY or NEU in Hohebach, Ailringen, or Hollenbach  (Wuerttemberg/Swabia) and NY

LAMMLE or LAEMMLE or LEMMLE or LEMLE or LAMLE and JOEL and NATHAN in Braunsbach (Wuerttemberg/Swabia)

HIRSCH in Flehingen (Baden)

FLEHINGER in Flehingen (Baden)

KAHN and BAUM in Bavaria, Burgpreppach

BAUM in Reckendorf

“ANY” in Schwabisch Hall (Wuerttemberg/Swabia) [FIRST NAME Fratel]

Emanuel Pfeifer of Niederhochstadt

KAHN in Aschenhausen (Hessen) and Barchfeld (Hessen)

JOSEPH in Bromberg and Bordun or Fordon, Posen (now Bydgoszcz, Poland)  and Mississippi and New Orleans

PFEIFER in Niederhochstadt (Pfalz) – now Hochstadt -- and Mississippi

WOLFERMAN(N) from Cleveland, New York, and Missouri (St. Louis and Jefferson City), and Barchfeld  (Hessen), Germany

Still to add these yellow things to FTJP

VEIT from Emmendingen (Baden) and New York

BIEDERMAN(N)  from Gailingen (Baden) or Emmendingen (Baden)

DETTELBACH or DEDELBACH or DEDDELBACH from Gailingen (Baden) or Emmendingen (Baden), , Schmieheim (Baden)

GUENZBERGER from Emmendingen (Baden), Schmieheim (Baden), Breisach (Baden)  or elsewhere

GUGGENHEIMER from Gailingen (Baden), , Schmieheim (Baden), or elsewhere

WEIL from Emmendingen (Baden)

DREYFUS  Ingenheim (Bavaria) and Brookhaven, MS

(SURNAME UNKNOWN)  Schwabisch Hall and Hall

 

Jamaica, England, and US

HART and LEVY from Kingston, Jamaica (BWI), Spanish Town, Jamaica (BWI), and Woodville & Holmesville, Mississippi and New Orleans, LA

LEVY (aka Linn Levy) from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England

 

Hungary/Slovakia and US

SCHOENSTEIN from Budapest; Nagy-Cétény; Velký Cetín; Liptovské Sliače / Haromszlecs, Slovakia; Liptovské Sliače / Szlecs, Slovakia; Ruzomberok/Rosenberg, Slovakia; Lipto, Hungary (Slovakia); Partizanska Lupca / Nemet Lipcse, Slovakia; and Richmond (Staten Island), NY and New York, NY

STRELINGER from (All in Slovakia) Tvrdosin/Turdossin, Slovakia; Ludrova/Ludrowa, Slovakia; Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia; Ruzomberok, Slovakia

SHLOMO    from (All in Slovakia) Ruzomberok and Liptovsky Mikulas

 

Poland/ Polish Russia

HYMAN in "Weilga" (Vel'gia?) (possibly Wielkie Poland, which is like saying Poland) in Russian Poland, Summit, Mississippi, and New Orleans


Byten necrology list #yizkorbooks

Alan Tapper
 

Several years ago I submitted the necrology list from the yizkor book from Byten.  The data was posted .  It is not in the necrology lists today.  Do I have to send them to you again


Re: Grodno Gubernia - Family names Mattis/Matesky and Weinberg #belarus

Diane Jacobs
 

Here is an easy way to understand what a Gubernia is:

New York State similar to Gubernia
New York County similar to a district within  the Gubernia.
New York ie Manhattan similar to a city, town or village within a district.

So you have Bereza, Pruzhany District,
Grodno Gubernia ie town, district, state.

Hope this helps.
Diane Jacobs 







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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Grodno Gubernia - Family names Mattis/Matesky and Weinberg #belarus

Hi Alex

Whilst I can't assist on your specific enquiry, my grandmother (Kaminky) was from Grodno Guberrnia. and settled in the UK

I wanted to ask what your understanding is of this place?..the way my grandmother described it to my mother, it was like a stetl (Fiddler on the Roof images) but Gubernia is a province/county/region encompassing the large city of Grodno (now in Belarus)...what is your view?

Dex
--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: JSTOR Expands Free Access During Pandemic #announcements

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Dear Jewishgenners
 
Yesterday Jan Meisels Allen posted the announcement of free access for JSTOR.
 
For those not used to looking in books or academic sources for the CONTEXT of our genealogical searches, may I strongly recommend to take advantage of these databases that are free during these harsh quarantine times.
 
In my personal case, understanding the context of time and place where my ancestors lived has been as important as gathering their names and dates of vital records.
 
JSTOR is one of the most complete repositories of academic work and looking for key words like hasidism or feudal Poland or Polish magnates or even shtetls might open a new window in your research.
 
Of course, there are other very good sources like Y.S: Agnon, Israel Singer and Isaac Bashevis SInger´s books for the ambience and life in shtetls or the recent book the Golden AGe Shtetl: A new history of Jewish Life in East Europe (which deals with a previous time before the great wave of migration to the West began). Some chapters of the latter are available also in JSTOR.
 
As a historian and hobbyist genealogist, please forgive myself for giving this insistent advice.

Regards 

Alberto Guido Chester

Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
PS: I have no personal interest in any of the sources mentioned.


Was Samuel Miller of Riga really Shevah Starkovsky? #latvia #general

robgoudey@...
 

Hello. I'm researching for a biography of Prof Julius Sumner Miller. Julius' father was Samuel Miller, married to Sarah Newmark, both having arrived in America (NewYork City) from Europe (Riga in what was part of Russia) between 1882 and 1884. Records relating to Sam Miller also name him as Shmuel Miller, Samuel Stark and Shevah Starkovsky. Does anybody have information that might help me to understand Sam better? Please let me know. Thanks, Rob.


Re: New Holocaust Database Set - Polish Victims of the Gardalegen Massacre #holocaust #germany #poland #JewishGenUpdates

jposadass@...
 

Thanks for this post is very useful they can add and updated database about victims  #hollocaust  #JewishGenUpdates 

Jorge Posadas 
London 


Re: Grodno Gubernia - Family names Mattis/Matesky and Weinberg #belarus

Dexter Moseley
 

Hi Alex

Whilst I can't assist on your specific enquiry, my grandmother (Kaminky) was from Grodno Guberrnia. and settled in the UK

I wanted to ask what your understanding is of this place?..the way my grandmother described it to my mother, it was like a stetl (Fiddler on the Roof images) but Gubernia is a province/county/region encompassing the large city of Grodno (now in Belarus)...what is your view?

Dex


Re: NYC Adoption Records 1880-1910 #usa #general

Stanley Levine
 

I requested records in January. Dont know status because NY Govt offices were closed do to Covid. Be prepareed for a long wait.


Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish or Cyrillic #translation #poland #russia

Dr.Josef ASH
 

Ben,
don't believe, they are in Russian.
Do you want all the eight records to be translated?
don't you want to know, first, who's marriage was recorded in each one, just to choose your possible relatives by names
Josef ASH, Israel


Re: KATZOFF not Cohanim #names

Jerry Scherer
 

If the parents never registered their religious marriage, then the civil authorities would consider the child illegitimate and would then give the child the mother's surname. Consider the following scenario. A baby boy is born, "illigimatelly" where the mother's surname is Cohen and the father is not a Kohen. Therefore, the baby boy would be registered with the Cohen surname and not be part of the Kohanim tribe.This boy and future generations of sons will now have the Cohen surname and not be Kohanim. 


Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish or Cyrillic #translation #poland #russia

ryabinkym@...
 

VM82548

Short version in Russian:

 

Состоялось в городе Парчев девятого июля 1899-го года. Заключен брачный союз между Ициком-Янкелем Скуратником, двадцати лет,  сыном Герша-Лейба Скуратника и Суры Ривки, урожденной Скуратник и Малкою-Тылею Чапник, Двадцати лет, дочерью Давида Чапника и Голды, урожденной Ших.

Новобрачные объявили, что они не заключали никакого брачного сойза.

 

Translate into English:

 

Held in the city of Parchev on the ninth of July 1899. A marriage was concluded between Itzik-Yankel Skuratnik, twenty years old, the son of Gersh-Leib Skuratnik and Sura-Rivka, nee Skuratnik, and Malka-Tyle Chapnik, Twenty years old, daughter of David Chapnik and Golda, nee Shikh.

The newlyweds announced that they had not entered into any marriage marriage.


Re: Town in Romania, Securon #romania

luc.radu@...
 

Correction -- Secureni is actually at the "border" between Bucovina and Bessarabia and between 1812-1918 was part of the Hotin county of Bessarabia. Therefore the pre WW1 civil records are from the Russian period and likely at Chisinau.

Luc Radu
Great Neck, NY


Re: Recent Record Updates #JewishGenUpdates

Judith Shamian
 

thank you for the email.  I am trying to locate the first data base with no luck.  I do have an account and clicked on the link but not able to get to it.

please help

thanks

j


Dr. Judith Shamian RN, PhD, D.Sc, (Hon), LLD (Hon), FAAN 
ICN President Emerita 
shamianjudith@...
Skype : judith.shamian
Twitter: @judithshamian
cell:+ 1416 668 1124

On Jun 13, 2020, at 10:57 PM, Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

Dear JewishGen Community,
 
We are pleased to report the following records which have been added to our collection since May 21.

Holocaust:
  • Hungarian Women Transport List From Auschwitz to Buchenwald, October 14, 1944 - This list included 200 Hungarian women sent late in the war from Auschwitz to Buchenwald.
  • Karlsruhe, Germany Survivors - This list includes 111 Jews in Karlsruhe, Germany 1946, submitted by the World Jewish Congress, New York. This is one of a large number of lists developed/collected in the years immediately after the end of WWII in attempts to facilitate possible family support and reunions.
  • Polish Jewish Survivors: Lubeck - This list includes 146 records of Polish refugees who were in Germany after the War, and sought to establish/restore contacts with relatives/friends around the world, particularly in (then) Palestine, the United States and Argentina.
  • Riga Transport Survivors - This list includes 168 Jews who survived Riga deportations, were sent back to Germany, then, after the war, to Sweden
  • Holocaust Survivors Located in Venice - June 30, 1945 - At the end of WWII, survivors had to register in the towns where they were located. This list includes 118 non-Italian survivors located in Venice. The survivors came from various countries, primarily Austria, Poland and Yugoslavia.
  • Sered, Slovakia Deportations - 1944 - While most deportations of Slovak Jews occurred in earlier years, there was a final wave of arrests and deportations in 1944. Jews were collected in and deported from the concentration camp in Sered, Slovakia. They were deported initially to Auschwitz, and, when this became impossible, to various camps in Germany. This list includes 888 deportees from Szered.
  • Stutthof Survivors - This list includes 300 Jewish women who arrived from Stutthof in Buchenwald November 3, 1944.
  • Bardejov, Slovakia Deportees - This list contains 2,468 Jewish names from city of Bardejov, taken from registration sheets of the Jews of Bardejov (also spelled Bardiov), in Slovakia. This forced registration was done by the Slovak government before their deportation to concentration camps in Poland.Images are available.
  • Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (RvD) Card File - The Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (RvD) was established in 1939 in Berlin with the task of registering all Jews resident in Germany, regardless of national origin or citizenship.  Thus, it included many Jews born outside Germany, particularly Poland, and even the United States. This list now has 31,143 records.
  • Selected Lists from the Boston Jewish Advocate - This collection is made up of 1,840 records from three separate lists that appeared in 1944 in the Boston Jewish Advocate, originally published in Boston, MA.
  • Klooga, Estonia Forced Labor Camp Prisoners July, 1944 - Revised introduction, and updated database to include links to specific images.
Latin America:
  • JCA: Candidates for Colonization - In the late 1880’s the Baron Maurice Hirsch founded the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA), with the goal of rescuing the eastern European Jews from their difficult situation. To this end, JCA bought lands mainly in Argentina, and in the late 1880’s, started transferring entire families to agricultural colonies in Argentina, as well as a few other countries including Brazil, Canada, and the USA. Those families were the ancestors of hundreds of thousands of Jews living today around the world. This collection currently has 5,885 records.
Ukraine:
  • Revision Lists. 4,167 records have been added. In total, this collection now has 63,590 records.
  • List of Jews from Litin. This is a new collection, with 185 records.
  • Vital Records. 950 records have been added. In total, this collection now has more than 81,000 records.

We thank our donors and the many volunteers who contributed their time to the completion of these projects. Please stay tuned for additional updates.
If you have collections of data you would like to submit for inclusion on JewishGen, please contact support@....

Avraham Groll
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IGRA Show & Tell June 22nd #southafrica

Garri Regev
 

In the IGRA Show & Tell Zoom series the week of June 22 is devoted to Research in South Africa with important information coming from Rose Lerer Cohen. All are welcome but advance registration is required: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoc-2trzsrE9McDa7XlA01EWFcxsEQAsLu . The session on Monday (June 22) is in English and begins at 9 pm Israel time, 2 pm EDT.

For those who wish to hear the session in Hebrew, it will be on Wednesday June 24 at 9 pm Israel time, 2 pm EDT. Registration for that session is: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcuCppjIiH9dFX5aGbfymqHRmc9b8N2sH

Garri Regev
Past-President, IGRA


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

David Seldner
 

The German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that many rejections of applications were not legal because the courts interpreted the laws too narrowly. This means that some negative decisions can be reversed. Here is an article that was published yesterday. One can use Google Translate or other tools to translate the text. https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/karlsruhe-verweigerung-der-einbuergerung-fuer-nachkommen-ns-verfolgter-war-unrecht-16819734.html.
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


Re: records from Cherikov, Mogilev. #belarus

dmitry_shirochin@...
 

You didn't note the chronology of your interests. Let's me suggest that you meant Censuses of 19th century. All the files regarding Cherikov before 1917 are in NIAB (National Historical Archive of Belarus). Cherikov Census 1850 is in fund 2151, inventory 1, file 196; Cherikov Census 1834 is in 2151-1-192; Census 1816 - file 2151-1-187 and -188. Census 1858 and Census 1897 of Cherikov were lost. Metrical Books of Cherikov Jewish society were lost. Also there are many files regarding taxes (2nd half of 19th century) and some Additions to Census. 


Re: Hit a brick wall with Botnick and Mindranski #lithuania

klionsky@...
 

I have Botnick relatives who came to the USA from places near Minsk (Borisov, Zembin) circa 1900.  They first went to Binghamton,NY, where some remain to this day, while others moved on to Mississippi by about 1912.

In my Botnick research, I learned that Botnick is a variation of the name Botvinick (various spellings), and those two versions are essentially interchangeable, even within a family group.  So, if you haven't searched to see if your Botnicks show up in other records as Botvinick, that could be worth a try.

Matt Klionsky


Re: Portugal Recognizes Consul who Saved thousands From Holocaust #holocaust

hlevinemd@...
 

Consul Mendes spent 72 hours without sleep after his announcement writing the visas as described. His son, an artist, was a faculty member at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA., US until his untimely death a few years ago. Before his death he undertook an art project involving his staying awake for 72 hours inscribing the many hundreds of names of the Jews who received visas from his father over and over, on top of each other, in a large art installation that was recently exhibited on the University campus as part of a larger Holocaust-related exhibit. It was extremely moving.

Henry S. Levine, MD
Bellingham, WA 


Re: Looking for Koifman family #bessarabia

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

I recommend that you go to Jewishgen.org  and link to "Town Finder"  and look up Hotin/Khotin.  It was a fairly good sized town
As was true in many towns in eastern Europe, the town was part of different provinces at different times.  It is therefore
always worth checking the Town Finder to determine the time frame, the province/country and the different names
for the town.

Avivah Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA