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Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus

YaleZuss@...
 

Jeanette,
 
Stow-aways weren't barred from entry into the United States. Section 3 of the 
Immigration Act of 1917 establishes the conditions for their admission: they could be admitted as long as they didn't fall into any of the excludable categories.  Before 1917, their fate was determined by Boards of Inquiry established by the Immigration Act of 1903.
 
Can you attach a date to when Solomon Rofer arrived in the US?  If so, you may be able to make a direct judgment about the story.
 
Yale Zussman
 
 


Re: Harry Klayman - Need Information #usa

cohen.vic@...
 

I doubt we have the same ancestors, but I do have a few Claymans (2 - Harrys) who emigrated from the Riga area to SE Ohio before resettling in Washington, DC.  However, they arrived several decades after your Harry was born.


LABOWITCH - Dorohoi, Romania Aizic Isaac/Yitzhalk #romania

Ilan Leibowitz
 

Shalom!

Tried several years ago with no success! Can you possibly help me with any new research?

Thank you,

Ilan Leibowitz

Israel

 

 

 

 

 

Subject: LABOWITCH - Dorohoi, Romania
From: maya@...
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 20:57:49 +0200
X-Message-Number: 5

Dear Genners,

Seeking information on descendants of my great-grandfather's brother
Aizic Isaac/Yitzhak LABOWITCH.

My great-grandfather Wolf LABOWITCH from Dorohoi son of Reuven Leib, son
of Itzic was born in 1853 - mother's name Mariem - married in 1872
Rifka (Rebecca) Crashmariu.

They had several children and moved to London in the late 1800s where
they had more children, - have a full family tree.

Wolf is known to have had at least one brother called Aizic
(I am confident there were other siblings) whose wife was Rachel and
children Chaia and Nechama (there may have had more) It appears they did not
go to the UK nor remain in Dorohoi after 1900.

If your LABOWITCH (variant spellings) family tree has the above
mentioned persons please contact me privately.

Thank you for your time.

Ilan Leibowitz (Israel)

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Origin of the my surname Genis #ukraine #general

June Genis
 

According to a family history written by one of my uncles, my grandparents Jacob Morris (Moshe?) and Minnie Rivke Genis emigrated from Dubno, now Ukraine, in 1888 just after they married.  I have been unable to find an immigration record and suspect they may have come in under temporary visas and then just stayed.  I do however have a departure record for 1901 from Hamburg for a Yacob, Mende, Chaim, Yosef and Noah which I believe is a return from a visit back home after their first three children, known to me as Herman, Joseph, and Nathan (my father), were born.  There is also a Castle Garden arrival record for what looks like Yacob, Mendol, Yonin, Yosef, and Noach. 

The family history indicates that my grandfather had a brother who is not named and that their mother ran a grocery store.  There is no mention of their father but Jacob's grave stone indicates that his name was Joseph. Their mother's name is also not mentioned but from Jacob's death record I learned that her name was Rachel. My 1st cousin Bennett Genis has Y tested but has never had a match come up with the same surname.  In fact it appears that his best match is likely Catholic as his father was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  The name Genis is found in Spain and some sites do credit Bennett with as much as 6% Sephardic DNA. All of us Genis cousin's who have tested also show both Greek and Italian DNA which could have been acquired migrating from Spain thru Italy eastward but I have nothing at this point to support that possibility.  I have also found the name in Bessarabia which is plausible but no names I can recognize . The only other place I have found the name Genis is in the Netherlands and can find no connection to my Genis line.

We have always pronounced our name with a soft G but my orthodontist, a dental school colleague of my father, alway pronounced it with a hard G.  I found what I believe is an NYC birth record for Herman listed as Genec.  When I was growing up in NYC there were very few people in the phone book named Genis but when Russia opened up Jewish emigration, in the 70's I think, that changed.  So the name i still rare in the US but not as rare as it used to be. I have not been able to trace any further back than my grandparents although Bennett did meet someone in Israel many years ago who claimed to be related.  However it was a woman with a different last name that he could not understand very well because of language conflicts.

My understanding is that most records for Dubno were lost in WW II but I would appreciate any leads to where I might find information that would allow me to track further back.

June Genis


Re: Geography mystery: Did any part of Polish Russia became German between 1880 and 1900? Specifically where? #poland #germany

Christine De Angelis
 

Howdy,

The National Genealogical Society's (now virtual) 2020 conference will feature "Austria, Poland, Russia, or Prussia?  Making Sense of Central and East European Historical Geography" presented by Joseph B. Everett.  For me, this is a must attend.  The syllabus for this talk is four pages and pretty substantial.  The 'On Demand' sessions will not release until July, but you are still able to register.

https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/sessions/austria-poland-russia-or-prussia-making-sense-of-central-and-east-european-historical-geography/

Chris D.


Re: Logistics of emigration from Pale of Settlement to America #lithuania #poland

Christine De Angelis
 

Howdy,

At the 2019 Texas State Genealogical Society's conference last October, David Passman presented "From Minsk to Manhattan:  Using Maps to Retrace an Ancestor's Journey."  It was an extremely detailed and fascinating talk.  I think you would find it quite enlightening.  From the syllabus:

OVERVIEW
When an immigrant ancestor leaves no letters, journals, or other mementos; retracing their journey proves problematic. Three records, all passenger lists, reveal that David Passman travelled from Minsk to Manhattan in spring 1891 with fellow landsman (countryman) Abraham Kriegel. Using historic maps in conjunction with research into extant integrated transportation systems illuminate David and Abraham’s journey city by city during the Age of Steam.

You should contact David (dbpdallas@...) to:
1)  Ask him when and where this presentation will next be available to view;
2)  When will his book on this topic be published and where / how to purchase it.

Chris D.


Re: Help with photo of Boyarka cemetery in Elmont, NY #general #photographs

Diane Jacobs
 

Polina,
Call Beth David Cemetery 
In the past they have taken gravestone pics
For free or a small fee.
.
Diane  Jacobs 



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From: lastpage@...
Date: 6/20/20 2:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Help with photo of Boyarka cemetery in Elmont, NY #general #photographs

Hi,

I wondered if there were volunteers or people who charged that could take a photo of my great-grandmother’s grave?  I’d like to see whatever could be written on her headstone.

Details:

Rose Polsky
Beth David Cemetery
Boyerka Benevolent Society
Row E, Grave 3
300 Elmont Road
Elmont New York
Boyerka Benevolent Society

Thank you for any suggestions.

Polina Olsen
Portland, OR
--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Help with photo of Boyarka cemetery in Elmont, NY #general #photographs

lastpage@...
 

Hi,

I wondered if there were volunteers or people who charged that could take a photo of my great-grandmother’s grave?  I’d like to see whatever could be written on her headstone.

Details:

Rose Polsky
Beth David Cemetery
Boyerka Benevolent Society
Row E, Grave 3
300 Elmont Road
Elmont New York
Boyerka Benevolent Society

Thank you for any suggestions.

Polina Olsen
Portland, OR


Re: JSTOR Expands Free Access During Pandemic #announcements

Lee Hover
 

From my experience with Jstor, it is a database composed of academic articles and doesn't deal with genealogy directly.


Moderator Note: Please review the site again. There are journals of genealogy research available


Re: Searching for Shoikhet and Chausovsky families currently in Lithuania #lithuania

jerome-yankowitz@...
 

Not sure if my reply went thru but would love to see your tree also Efraim since other Lithuania ancestors of mine wandered to Ukraine, etc so many some of my Schocat ancestors did too


Re: Seeking Researcher In Romania for Votkana, Bucharest, Barlad and Lasi #romania

sandycnadler@...
 

I would appreciate any contact information that you could provide.  Thanks for your help.

Sandy Nadler
sandycnadler@...


Rojl Barinstein Podolia Russia #russia

Adrian Koifman
 

Hello I need help finding information about Rojl (Rosa) Barinstein, born in Podolia, Russia, May 6, 1898. His parents Etzek (Isaac) Barinstein (1877) and his mother Sure (Sara) Noejovich (1877)


Re: How To Read English Translation of Bivolari Yizkor Book #yizkorbooks

Max Heffler
 

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bivolari/Bivolari.html

 

It looks like only the necrology on pages 153-156 is currently transcribed. More donations would have to be solicited to get more of the book translated.

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Sally Horn via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:31 AM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] How To Read English Translation of Bivolari Yizkor Book #yizkorbooks

 

English Translation of Bivolari Yizkor Book?  The Jewish Gen website indicates that there is a Yizkor book for Bivolari, Romania, entitled 

Ayaratenu Bivolari, or Our Town Bivolari.  It seems to indicated that it has been translated into English.  How do I access the English translation on Jewish Gen?  When I clicked on the link for the book, it did not bring up a copy of the book in English.  That you.  # Romania #Yizkor Books

 

Sally Horn

McLean, Virginia 


--

Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Re: How To Read English Translation of Bivolari Yizkor Book #yizkorbooks

Max Heffler
 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Sally Horn via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:31 AM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] How To Read English Translation of Bivolari Yizkor Book #yizkorbooks

 

English Translation of Bivolari Yizkor Book?  The Jewish Gen website indicates that there is a Yizkor book for Bivolari, Romania, entitled 

Ayaratenu Bivolari, or Our Town Bivolari.  It seems to indicated that it has been translated into English.  How do I access the English translation on Jewish Gen?  When I clicked on the link for the book, it did not bring up a copy of the book in English.  That you.  # Romania #Yizkor Books

 

Sally Horn

McLean, Virginia 


--

Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Lithuania erects sculpture in honor of JD Salinger #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 

Of interest to Litvaks; article mentions towns of Taurage, Sudarg and
Panminklas and Leonard Cohen.

https://tucson.com/entertainment/lithuania-erects-sculpture-in-honor-of-jd-salinger/article_a76baef4-90b0-557c-b975-ff1aa687cec4.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor Books in Print Project


Re: Portugal More on Aristides de Sousa Mendes #holocaust

sonialipham368@...
 

Was this Mendes related to Rev. Pereira Mendes of the Birmingham, England Synagogue.  His name shows up in the following publication listed on JewishGEN UK:Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain

Papers prepared by Dr. (later Prof.) Aubrey Newman for a conference at University College, London, convened on 6 July 1975 by the Jewish Historical Society of England


from Grodno, Poland/Belarus to Palestine and back #israel #poland #holocaust

Ettie Zilber
 

I am searching for data on a great uncle who immigrated to Palestine in the 30s, bought land in Palestine, but returned to Grodno after his father died in 1937.
Needless to say, he was murdered during the Holocaust with many other family members in Grodno. Where would I/could I find information about his relocations, residences, etc Thank you


Re: Given name naming patterns in Latvia, 1800s-1900s #latvia

erikagottfried53@...
 

That's an interesting and thoughtful conjecture, Nancy.  Also the thought about a connection with Prussian Jews is a good one.

Part of my family came from Courland, which was part of Latvia at the time (late 19th/early 20th century). I think I'm right in remembering that my grandmother said that this branch of the family was from Prussia.  Since then I've read that quite a few Courland Jews (as well as Latvian Jews more broadly), immigrated there from East Prussia.  I do know that that branch of the family identified with German culture, and belonged to a Courland-associated synagogue in the U.S. (in St. Louis) in which services were held in German.
--
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

MARANOFSKY (Courland)  KIRSCH (Courland)  SCHWAB (possibly Courland)
GROSBERG/GROSSBERG/ GROSBARD (Vilkija, Lithuania, Russian Empire) DAVIDSON/TEVELSON (Dieveniškės aka Divenishok [Yid], , Devenishki [Rus]), in Lithuania, Russian Empire) 


How To Read English Translation of Bivolari Yizkor Book #yizkorbooks

Sally Horn
 

English Translation of Bivolari Yizkor Book?  The Jewish Gen website indicates that there is a Yizkor book for Bivolari, Romania, entitled 
Ayaratenu Bivolari, or Our Town Bivolari.  It seems to indicated that it has been translated into English.  How do I access the English translation on Jewish Gen?  When I clicked on the link for the book, it did not bring up a copy of the book in English.  That you.  # Romania #Yizkor Books
 
Sally Horn
McLean, Virginia 


Jewish farm school Eydelman in Minsk. #belarus

Leslie Pyenson MD FACP
 

Jewish farm school “Eydelman,” founde 1900 in Minsk.
I believe my Grandfather, David Pyenson (Paenson in cyrillic or Paiensohn in yiddish) graduated from this school in Minsk in1904 prior to his arrival in the U.S. in 1905. Where might I find more information, class lists, etc?