Date   

Latest issue of SA-SIG Newsletter is now available #general

Roy Ogus
 

The latest issue of the Southern Africa SIG (SA-SIG) Newsletter, August 2015,
is now available on-line at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm#MENU

(The previous issues of the Newsletter can be found at that location as well.)

To learn more about the SA-SIG Newsletter, please refer to the following web
page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm

Original article contributions are very welcome. If you would like to submit an
article to the Newsletter, please contact me at my address below - your
contributions would be most appreciated!

Thanks!

Roy Ogus
Editor and Vice President, SA-SIG
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Latest issue of SA-SIG Newsletter is now available #general

Roy Ogus
 

The latest issue of the Southern Africa SIG (SA-SIG) Newsletter, August 2015,
is now available on-line at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm#MENU

(The previous issues of the Newsletter can be found at that location as well.)

To learn more about the SA-SIG Newsletter, please refer to the following web
page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm

Original article contributions are very welcome. If you would like to submit an
article to the Newsletter, please contact me at my address below - your
contributions would be most appreciated!

Thanks!

Roy Ogus
Editor and Vice President, SA-SIG
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


FW: Moldova, Moldavia, Bessarabia - and a next conference in Seattle -L'Shana Tovah #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Researchers,

I have posted original email to Bessarabia SIG, ROM-SIG and Ukraine SIG and
received 24 emails on the topic we discussed, most of them personally, and a
few were sent to one the SIGs. Most of emails just thanked for "a history
lesson" as one person stated.

One of our members said that every researcher before doing any research
should be familiar with the geography, etc. of the region. I definitely
agree with this statement, and the knowledge of these subjects helps in the
personal research, but in the mean time every such small history lesson/point
could be easier remembered. Another person argued that the spelling of
words Moldova and Moldavia provides the clue to which country it belongs.
For that I should disagree, because these TWO words mean the same (I
explained it in the original message).

Several people gave other ideas of "history" lessons and one of it I want to
share with you:

- How Jews appeared in Bessarabia? Why? Migration of Jews in and out of
the region. That is a very interesting topic and we probably will research
it for a while... but this topic is one which I am considering to present
at the next Jewish Gen conference in Seattle...

Are you planning to coming to Seattle? Please let me know if you do.

By the way this is the time to start thinking about next conference...
especially if you want to present a lecture/seminar to us.

I wish that the group of people who are researching Brichani or Sokiryany or
Akkerman or Kiliya or Orgeev or Soroki or Bendery, etc. etc. can let us
know about their research. Maybe several people can join their forces to
make a valuable presentation at the conference. Also tell us what do you
want to hear at the confereence.

We can continue these history briefs... just let us know what are you
interested in.

L'Shana Tovah uMetuka! Have a healthy and sweet New Year!


Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: Moldova, Moldavia, Bessarabia - and a next conference in Seattle -L'Shana Tovah #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Researchers,

I have posted original email to Bessarabia SIG, ROM-SIG and Ukraine SIG and
received 24 emails on the topic we discussed, most of them personally, and a
few were sent to one the SIGs. Most of emails just thanked for "a history
lesson" as one person stated.

One of our members said that every researcher before doing any research
should be familiar with the geography, etc. of the region. I definitely
agree with this statement, and the knowledge of these subjects helps in the
personal research, but in the mean time every such small history lesson/point
could be easier remembered. Another person argued that the spelling of
words Moldova and Moldavia provides the clue to which country it belongs.
For that I should disagree, because these TWO words mean the same (I
explained it in the original message).

Several people gave other ideas of "history" lessons and one of it I want to
share with you:

- How Jews appeared in Bessarabia? Why? Migration of Jews in and out of
the region. That is a very interesting topic and we probably will research
it for a while... but this topic is one which I am considering to present
at the next Jewish Gen conference in Seattle...

Are you planning to coming to Seattle? Please let me know if you do.

By the way this is the time to start thinking about next conference...
especially if you want to present a lecture/seminar to us.

I wish that the group of people who are researching Brichani or Sokiryany or
Akkerman or Kiliya or Orgeev or Soroki or Bendery, etc. etc. can let us
know about their research. Maybe several people can join their forces to
make a valuable presentation at the conference. Also tell us what do you
want to hear at the confereence.

We can continue these history briefs... just let us know what are you
interested in.

L'Shana Tovah uMetuka! Have a healthy and sweet New Year!


Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


FW: Raducaneni Romania - Please will you show this again because it was completely lost in the mass of Moldova discussion. #romania

Marcel Glaskie <marcelg@...>
 

Please will you show this again because it was completely lost in the mass
of Moldova discussion.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------


Raducaneni Romania
See my Kehilalink: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/raducaneni
See my RomSig: http://www.jewishgen.org/romsig/RailRoutes.html
See my Facebook site: Raducaneni Jewish Heritage
Contact me at: marcelg@netvision.net.il
Marcel Glaskie, Ra'anana Israel.


Romania SIG #Romania FW: Raducaneni Romania - Please will you show this again because it was completely lost in the mass of Moldova discussion. #romania

Marcel Glaskie <marcelg@...>
 

Please will you show this again because it was completely lost in the mass
of Moldova discussion.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------


Raducaneni Romania
See my Kehilalink: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/raducaneni
See my RomSig: http://www.jewishgen.org/romsig/RailRoutes.html
See my Facebook site: Raducaneni Jewish Heritage
Contact me at: marcelg@netvision.net.il
Marcel Glaskie, Ra'anana Israel.


KehilaLinks Project Report for May / June 2015 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION #romania

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Missing >from the KehilaLinks Project Report for May / June 2015:

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Berehujfalu (Beregujfalu, Nove Selo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Berehujfalu/
~~~

Bila Tserkva (Tiszafejeregyhaza, Bila Cirkev), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bila_Tserkva/
~~~

Bilovartsi (Kiskirva, Belovarec), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bilovartsi/
~~~

Bohdan (Tiszabogdany, Bogdan), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bohdan/
~~~

Kalyny (Alsokalinfalva), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kalyny/
~~~

Klyachanovo (Klacsano, Klicanovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Klyachanovo_Klacsano/
~~~

Kobylets'ka Polyana (Gyertyanliget, Kobylecka Polana), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kobyletska_Polyana/
~~~

Lopukhiv (Brusztura, Brustura), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lopukhiv/
~~~

Lypcha (Lipcse, Lipca), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lypcha/
~~~

Lypetska Polyana (Lipcsemezo, Lipecka Pol'ana ), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lypetska_Polyana/
~~~

Muzhiyevo (Nagymuzsaly, Muzijovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Muzhiyevo/
~~~

Novoselytsya (Taracujfalu, Novoselice), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Novoselytsya_Taracujfalu/
~~~

Nyzhnye Selyshche (Alsoszelistye, Nizne Selist'e), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nyzhnye_Selyshche/
~~~

Oleksandrivka (Osandorfalva, Sandrovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Oleksandrivka/
~~~

Oleshnyk (Szolosegres, Egres), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Oleshnyk/
~~~

Osiy (Szajkofalva, Osuj), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Osiy/
~~~

Radvanka (Radvancz, Radvanka), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Radvanka/
~~~

Roztoka (Alsohatarszeg, Nizni Roztoka), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Roztoka/
~~~

Sasovo (Tiszaszaszfalu, Sasfalovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Sasovo/
~~~

Serednye Vodiane (Kozepapsa, Apsa Stredni), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Serednye_Vodiane/
~~~

Teresva (Tarackoz), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Teresva/
~~~

Trosnyk (Tiszasasvar, Sasvar), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Trosnyk/
~~~

Tysobyken' (Tiszabokeny, Bykenie), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Tysobyken/
~~~

Uhlya (Uglya, Uhl'a), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Uhlya/
~~~

Velyatyn (Velete, Velatyn), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Velyatyn/
~~~

Vonihovo (Vajnag, Vonyhove), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vonihovo/
~~~

Vynohradiv (Nagyszollos, Sevlus), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vynohradiv/
~~~

Yasinya (Korosmezo, Jasina), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Yasinya/
~~~

Zarichovo (Drugethaza, Zaricov), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zarichovo/
~~~

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.


Romania SIG #Romania KehilaLinks Project Report for May / June 2015 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION #romania

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Missing >from the KehilaLinks Project Report for May / June 2015:

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Berehujfalu (Beregujfalu, Nove Selo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Berehujfalu/
~~~

Bila Tserkva (Tiszafejeregyhaza, Bila Cirkev), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bila_Tserkva/
~~~

Bilovartsi (Kiskirva, Belovarec), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bilovartsi/
~~~

Bohdan (Tiszabogdany, Bogdan), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bohdan/
~~~

Kalyny (Alsokalinfalva), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kalyny/
~~~

Klyachanovo (Klacsano, Klicanovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Klyachanovo_Klacsano/
~~~

Kobylets'ka Polyana (Gyertyanliget, Kobylecka Polana), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kobyletska_Polyana/
~~~

Lopukhiv (Brusztura, Brustura), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lopukhiv/
~~~

Lypcha (Lipcse, Lipca), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lypcha/
~~~

Lypetska Polyana (Lipcsemezo, Lipecka Pol'ana ), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lypetska_Polyana/
~~~

Muzhiyevo (Nagymuzsaly, Muzijovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Muzhiyevo/
~~~

Novoselytsya (Taracujfalu, Novoselice), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Novoselytsya_Taracujfalu/
~~~

Nyzhnye Selyshche (Alsoszelistye, Nizne Selist'e), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nyzhnye_Selyshche/
~~~

Oleksandrivka (Osandorfalva, Sandrovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Oleksandrivka/
~~~

Oleshnyk (Szolosegres, Egres), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Oleshnyk/
~~~

Osiy (Szajkofalva, Osuj), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Osiy/
~~~

Radvanka (Radvancz, Radvanka), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Radvanka/
~~~

Roztoka (Alsohatarszeg, Nizni Roztoka), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Roztoka/
~~~

Sasovo (Tiszaszaszfalu, Sasfalovo), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Sasovo/
~~~

Serednye Vodiane (Kozepapsa, Apsa Stredni), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Serednye_Vodiane/
~~~

Teresva (Tarackoz), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Teresva/
~~~

Trosnyk (Tiszasasvar, Sasvar), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Trosnyk/
~~~

Tysobyken' (Tiszabokeny, Bykenie), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Tysobyken/
~~~

Uhlya (Uglya, Uhl'a), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Uhlya/
~~~

Velyatyn (Velete, Velatyn), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Velyatyn/
~~~

Vonihovo (Vajnag, Vonyhove), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vonihovo/
~~~

Vynohradiv (Nagyszollos, Sevlus), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vynohradiv/
~~~

Yasinya (Korosmezo, Jasina), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Yasinya/
~~~

Zarichovo (Drugethaza, Zaricov), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zarichovo/
~~~

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.


JGS of Maryland September 20 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speakers: Members of JGSMD
Title: "It's Your Turn!" (Show-and-Tell Program)
Date and Time: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices
entrance), Pikesville, MD (NOTE NEW LOCATION)

*****If you wish to participate in the program, please email
ssteeble@gmail.com by Wednesday, Sept 16, with your name and a short
description of the item you wish to show.*****

Throughout the past year, we've featured entertaining and informative
presentations by speakers, but now it's time for our group members to
take a turn. Please join us at the meeting and bring something to share!

All of our members are invited to bring something related to their own
family history or research to share with the group. Perhaps you've
inherited your grandmother's candlesticks or Seder plate. Maybe your
grandfather's tallis was passed down to you. Or possibly you have a
portrait of an ancestor or a snapshot taken long ago at a family
gathering. You may have found documents relating to your family's past
in Europe centuries ago. Even if you don't possess any keepsakes from
your ancestors, you may be able to show us a printout of their Ellis
Island passenger manifest or a picture of the shtetl in which they lived.

Please bring your item to show to the group (of course, don't bring
anything that's extremely valuable or fragile), and tell us a little bit
about the person it belonged to or how you received or discovered it.

Please bring just one item and limit your talk to just one minute!

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations


Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, 20 September 2015 #general

Emily Garber
 

*When: Sunday, 20 September 2015 >from 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.

*Where: Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, room 217,
12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Emily Garber will present a short talk on "IAJGS Jerusalem 2015:
What's new," summarizing items of interest heard at the July 2015
conference.

After that, we will hold a mentoring session. Come prepared with
questions and documents so we can help each other with research
problems.

For our future meeting schedule, check our webpage at:
https://www.azjhs.org/Genealogy.html

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland September 20 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speakers: Members of JGSMD
Title: "It's Your Turn!" (Show-and-Tell Program)
Date and Time: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices
entrance), Pikesville, MD (NOTE NEW LOCATION)

*****If you wish to participate in the program, please email
ssteeble@gmail.com by Wednesday, Sept 16, with your name and a short
description of the item you wish to show.*****

Throughout the past year, we've featured entertaining and informative
presentations by speakers, but now it's time for our group members to
take a turn. Please join us at the meeting and bring something to share!

All of our members are invited to bring something related to their own
family history or research to share with the group. Perhaps you've
inherited your grandmother's candlesticks or Seder plate. Maybe your
grandfather's tallis was passed down to you. Or possibly you have a
portrait of an ancestor or a snapshot taken long ago at a family
gathering. You may have found documents relating to your family's past
in Europe centuries ago. Even if you don't possess any keepsakes from
your ancestors, you may be able to show us a printout of their Ellis
Island passenger manifest or a picture of the shtetl in which they lived.

Please bring your item to show to the group (of course, don't bring
anything that's extremely valuable or fragile), and tell us a little bit
about the person it belonged to or how you received or discovered it.

Please bring just one item and limit your talk to just one minute!

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, 20 September 2015 #general

Emily Garber
 

*When: Sunday, 20 September 2015 >from 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.

*Where: Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, room 217,
12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Emily Garber will present a short talk on "IAJGS Jerusalem 2015:
What's new," summarizing items of interest heard at the July 2015
conference.

After that, we will hold a mentoring session. Come prepared with
questions and documents so we can help each other with research
problems.

For our future meeting schedule, check our webpage at:
https://www.azjhs.org/Genealogy.html

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


JGS (NY), Sunday, September 20,2015 Meeting - Tour of Stanton Street Shul #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
at 2:00 PM

at the Stanton St. Shul, 180 Stanton St., NY NY 10002
Tour guide and discussion - Elissa Sampson, PhD

Join us for the first meeting of the new season - a tour of the Stanton St.
Shul, the last of the Lower East Side's East European tenement synagogues.
Learn about the neighborhood that was once the world's largest Jewish city
and its historic and current Jewish immigrants and residents, in a building
that reflects layers of time.

The Shul was created in 1913 >from two existing structures as a new Brezaner
(Berezhany, Ukraine) synagogue. After World War II Anshe Brezan merged with
a congregation of landsmen >from the Galitzianer towns of Riminov (Rymanow,
Poland) and Blujhzev (Blazowa, Poland). The building has an East European
religious folk art component: rare older wall paintings that represent the
Jewish zodiac are on the walls of its upstairs sanctuary.

We will also discuss two nearby 19th century structures: the original German
Jewish Ansche Chesed and Rodef Shalom synagogues; today these buildings are
the Orensanz Center and the Chasam Sofer synagogue, respectively.

Dr. Elissa Sampson is an urban geographer whose interests cover how the past
is actively used to create new geographies of migration, memory and heritage.
She has lived most of her life in New York's Lower East Side and has been a
guide to this historic neighborhood and its living communities for more than
twenty years.

More information at www.jgsny.org or visit us on Facebook.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS (NY) VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS (NY), Sunday, September 20,2015 Meeting - Tour of Stanton Street Shul #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
at 2:00 PM

at the Stanton St. Shul, 180 Stanton St., NY NY 10002
Tour guide and discussion - Elissa Sampson, PhD

Join us for the first meeting of the new season - a tour of the Stanton St.
Shul, the last of the Lower East Side's East European tenement synagogues.
Learn about the neighborhood that was once the world's largest Jewish city
and its historic and current Jewish immigrants and residents, in a building
that reflects layers of time.

The Shul was created in 1913 >from two existing structures as a new Brezaner
(Berezhany, Ukraine) synagogue. After World War II Anshe Brezan merged with
a congregation of landsmen >from the Galitzianer towns of Riminov (Rymanow,
Poland) and Blujhzev (Blazowa, Poland). The building has an East European
religious folk art component: rare older wall paintings that represent the
Jewish zodiac are on the walls of its upstairs sanctuary.

We will also discuss two nearby 19th century structures: the original German
Jewish Ansche Chesed and Rodef Shalom synagogues; today these buildings are
the Orensanz Center and the Chasam Sofer synagogue, respectively.

Dr. Elissa Sampson is an urban geographer whose interests cover how the past
is actively used to create new geographies of migration, memory and heritage.
She has lived most of her life in New York's Lower East Side and has been a
guide to this historic neighborhood and its living communities for more than
twenty years.

More information at www.jgsny.org or visit us on Facebook.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS (NY) VP Communications
New York NY


Searching the ALD #lithuania

hadassahlipsius
 

Every genealogist has some missing piece of family information that drives
them crazy. In my case, it was my great-grandmother, Sheina Tauba's
father's name. It was over 20 years ago, when I went with my father to the
cemetery in Philadelphia to visit his grandmother's grave. When we lookedl
at the stone, my father's first words were, "that is not the matzevah I
remember being there". Sheina Tauba's matzevah no longer contained any
Hebrew nor her father's name. My father wrote (yes people sent letters
then) to the cemetery asking about the matzevah and they stated that the
stone had been redone by one of his cousins. Her death record, showed her
father's name as an Americanized name that nobody in early 19th century
Lithuania would have been given. Besides information on death records
aren't so reliable, especially since Sheina Tauba's name on the death record
was listed as Esther. My grandfather, Wolf (Zev) and two of his older
brothers, were born in St. Petersburg, Russia but their birth records from
the St. Petersburg Kehilla do not list the child's maternal grandfather's
name.

The records did show that the family was registered in Musnikai which
was a new one on me. I was still missing the birth records of my
grandfather's old brother, Abe, but I wasn't positive he was born in St.
Petersburg. In his letters >from the early 1960's he states that his mother
was >from Vilna and he describes visiting with his mother family in Yanishek
(Joniskis). I have searched the Joniskis data >from my family but to no
avail. I tried to think of who was named after this GGGF but I just
wasn't sure. I also thought perhaps there was a child named after him and
died young. Thus the name would disappear >from the family tradition. I
wrote to the Lithuanian Archives and in 2001, I spoke to the archivists who
were at the IAJGS conference in London. They were impressed with the St.
Petersburg records that I had copies of but they said they couldn't find any
records for my family.

Then last Monday, I decided to search the ALD in a way that I do all the
time on the JRI-Poland database but never had done on the ALD. I searched
the database for results which contained two given names, Sheina and Tauba.
I was looking for the combination of the my great-grandmother's given names.
Bingo! There was the birth record of Abram LIFSHITS, son of "Sheyna Tauba"
born in 1874. It listed Sheyna Tauba's father name as Khaim Leyba. So my
mystery which could probably have been solved a long time ago had been
solved if only I applied my search techniques to other databases. However,
I went back and searched again and found yet another birth record >from 1872
for Khaim LIFSHITS son of Sheyna. Second mystery solved. Both records
list the family >from Lutzin and that agrees with my great-grandfather's
sister matzevah which lists her as the daughter of HaRav Yosef Ludziner.

I am sure the Litvaksig treasurer, has been trying to figure out all week,
why Hadassah all of a sudden made a donation to Vilnius district and now her
mystery is solved.

May next year, 5776, yield the solving of more genealogy mysteries for all
of us.

Shana Tova - Ketivah VaChatimah Tovah

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching the ALD #lithuania

hadassahlipsius
 

Every genealogist has some missing piece of family information that drives
them crazy. In my case, it was my great-grandmother, Sheina Tauba's
father's name. It was over 20 years ago, when I went with my father to the
cemetery in Philadelphia to visit his grandmother's grave. When we lookedl
at the stone, my father's first words were, "that is not the matzevah I
remember being there". Sheina Tauba's matzevah no longer contained any
Hebrew nor her father's name. My father wrote (yes people sent letters
then) to the cemetery asking about the matzevah and they stated that the
stone had been redone by one of his cousins. Her death record, showed her
father's name as an Americanized name that nobody in early 19th century
Lithuania would have been given. Besides information on death records
aren't so reliable, especially since Sheina Tauba's name on the death record
was listed as Esther. My grandfather, Wolf (Zev) and two of his older
brothers, were born in St. Petersburg, Russia but their birth records from
the St. Petersburg Kehilla do not list the child's maternal grandfather's
name.

The records did show that the family was registered in Musnikai which
was a new one on me. I was still missing the birth records of my
grandfather's old brother, Abe, but I wasn't positive he was born in St.
Petersburg. In his letters >from the early 1960's he states that his mother
was >from Vilna and he describes visiting with his mother family in Yanishek
(Joniskis). I have searched the Joniskis data >from my family but to no
avail. I tried to think of who was named after this GGGF but I just
wasn't sure. I also thought perhaps there was a child named after him and
died young. Thus the name would disappear >from the family tradition. I
wrote to the Lithuanian Archives and in 2001, I spoke to the archivists who
were at the IAJGS conference in London. They were impressed with the St.
Petersburg records that I had copies of but they said they couldn't find any
records for my family.

Then last Monday, I decided to search the ALD in a way that I do all the
time on the JRI-Poland database but never had done on the ALD. I searched
the database for results which contained two given names, Sheina and Tauba.
I was looking for the combination of the my great-grandmother's given names.
Bingo! There was the birth record of Abram LIFSHITS, son of "Sheyna Tauba"
born in 1874. It listed Sheyna Tauba's father name as Khaim Leyba. So my
mystery which could probably have been solved a long time ago had been
solved if only I applied my search techniques to other databases. However,
I went back and searched again and found yet another birth record >from 1872
for Khaim LIFSHITS son of Sheyna. Second mystery solved. Both records
list the family >from Lutzin and that agrees with my great-grandfather's
sister matzevah which lists her as the daughter of HaRav Yosef Ludziner.

I am sure the Litvaksig treasurer, has been trying to figure out all week,
why Hadassah all of a sudden made a donation to Vilnius district and now her
mystery is solved.

May next year, 5776, yield the solving of more genealogy mysteries for all
of us.

Shana Tova - Ketivah VaChatimah Tovah

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


San Francisco, Sunday, September 20, 2015: Researching Your Litvak Roots #lithuania

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: Researching Your Litvak Roots
Speaker: Judy Baston

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street, San Francisco 94115

Program begins 1:30 p.m.

Numerous sources exist online and in various repositories for
researching your Litvak heritage. Judy Baston, recently honored with
an IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award, will offer an overview of these
sources and will detail the best ways to use key Litvak databases and
Web sites to enhance your knowledge and expand your family tree.

Light kosher refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and
everyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information visit
http://www.sfbajgs.org/.

Janice M. Sellers, Vice President and Programming
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania San Francisco, Sunday, September 20, 2015: Researching Your Litvak Roots #lithuania

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: Researching Your Litvak Roots
Speaker: Judy Baston

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street, San Francisco 94115

Program begins 1:30 p.m.

Numerous sources exist online and in various repositories for
researching your Litvak heritage. Judy Baston, recently honored with
an IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award, will offer an overview of these
sources and will detail the best ways to use key Litvak databases and
Web sites to enhance your knowledge and expand your family tree.

Light kosher refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and
everyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information visit
http://www.sfbajgs.org/.

Janice M. Sellers, Vice President and Programming
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society


Hungarian Holocaust Website #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Go to http://www.iremember.hu/index2.html to search iremember, a website =
with a variety of historical information, photos, and personal stories =
about the Holocaust in Hungary. I found this website after coming across =
a link at the Edeleny KehilaLinks website =
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Edeleny/Edeleny.html created by Viviana =
Grosz and Leah Kraus. =20

This is one of many KehilaLinks sites that have been created by H-SIGrs =
to remember the places where their family lived. Go to =
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Hungary.html to see if your ancestral =
places are on the list. If not, go to =
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/aboutsl.html to find out more.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator
<vkahn@kmort.com>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Holocaust Website #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Go to http://www.iremember.hu/index2.html to search iremember, a website =
with a variety of historical information, photos, and personal stories =
about the Holocaust in Hungary. I found this website after coming across =
a link at the Edeleny KehilaLinks website =
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Edeleny/Edeleny.html created by Viviana =
Grosz and Leah Kraus. =20

This is one of many KehilaLinks sites that have been created by H-SIGrs =
to remember the places where their family lived. Go to =
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Hungary.html to see if your ancestral =
places are on the list. If not, go to =
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/aboutsl.html to find out more.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator
<vkahn@kmort.com>

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