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Re: North Adams, Massachusetts - early Jewish settlers #usa

Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>
 

Cohoes had some clothing manufacturing and I think North Adams had a fabric mill. Could be a connection between them?
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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Shelley Mitchell
 

My mother from Galicia put apple sauce on latkes and sour cream was mixed in with sliced bananas on dairy night. 

My Litvak father ate what he was given with no complaints. Best gefilte fish was all whitefish and blintzes were cherry or cheese with nothing on top. I hated borscht which upset my Litvak gmother. 


Re: Help needed with a translation from what appears to be hebrew or yiddish text in my DAVISON grand-mother prayerbook ? #translation #yiddish #germany

Carol Baird
 

I cannot read script Hebrew, but the German is pretty clear and  the name is DAVIDSOHN, not Davison. My name is Carol Davidson Baird, the daughter of Ernest Davidson (was Davidsohn), the son of Hugo Davidsohn, the son of Jakob Davidsohn, the son of Solomon ben David, later Davidsohn in 1807.  They all came from Gross Schliewitz, Kreis Tuchel, West Prussia, now Sliwice, Tuchola, Poland.  I didn't notice where your family came from - can you answer that?  Thanks, Carol


Re: Help with identifying a town off of a census

lawrence.r.waters@...
 

Thank you all who messaged me on here and in private emails. It really is amazing how many people jumped on the opportunity to find out more about my family. I’m still learning how to manipulate the search engines to find meaningful answers. Additionally I was having trouble figuring out what was even written in cursive on the census

Thanks to Renee Steinig we found what I believe is the Ellis Island record of my GG Grandmother. I’m still searching for my GG GF who came earlier and any records of their parents in the Chernivsti area.

Alter Watter: Born 1874 Imm:1897ish
Mindel (Minnie) Watter (Née Koffler):  Born 1876 Imm:11 May 1899 from Poszhantz (sp?) on the Southwark with their daughter Perl. 

Thank you all again


Re: North Adams, Massachusetts - early Jewish settlers #usa

Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>
 

The Berkshire Eagle newspaper started publishing in 1892
It is still in business. I believe it might be a resource for you as it covers this area.
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Long Island, New York
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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

j
 

Galicia natives are supposed to have a sweet tooth and went with apple sauce on the Latke's.  Litvaks chose sour cream. Since I'm sides, my yiddish pronunciation for the few words I know is very erratic. I think the difference may be whether the latke's are served with diary or meat.


Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general

j
 

I can't speak for Canada but as the descendant of cloak and suitor, I can say that virtual no garment was produced for resale in the US which was made by hand. In the early 20th the garments were either produced in factories by machine or they were jobbed out in small lots to people who sewed them by machine at home. Even seamstresses to the wealth had sewing machines. My granddad who was a schneider by trade carried his sewing machine on his back  from Lithuania to Hamburg  earning the money for his passage and his trip as he walked from town to town. In answer to the question of work related injuries with cutting machines, the steam driven units could produce horrible burns. All of the machines could cause serious cuts if the machine operator lost control. Pressing also had a high incidence of accidents. There were many work related injuries, some obvious some not, in the sweatshops. 
 
My grand-dad owned a factory very similar to the one in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire (1911) in respect to how the garments were produced. It was a standard format. The difference was that the Triangle factory building was unsafe. The conditions at the factory can be found readily on the net. While the owners of the factory represented the worst abuses of the industry, the horrible death toll was mostly the result of inadequate fire laws and paid off fire inspections by the city of NY. The workers, like the owners were Jewish and there are burials and monuments to the victims in many Jewish cemeteries in Queens and Brooklyn.
 
My grandmother worked in her brother-in-law's factory when she first came here on the buttonhole machine. If she broke a needle she had to pay for it. She said she broke so many needles she never got paid. At the time of the Triangle fire my granddad already owned a factory. He had to bail my grandmother out of jail when she was arrested demonstrating in the ILGWU parade in NY to better conditions in the factories. Unlike the shirtwaist factory, my grandad's factory conformed to the fire codes with working sprinkler systems, adequate fire escapes and working industrial size elevators and good lighting. When I visited my granddad's factory in the 1950's, it was no longer emigrant Jewish labor, it was Puerto Rican, before the manufacturing moved off shore to Asia. 
 
It might be an interesting project on Jewishgen to document Jewish experience with the garment trade in the US, it's such an important part of our history. I'd love to collect stories people have heard from their families. Perhaps a different kind of Kelillah links page?
 
 
 
 


Re: looking for Annette Kaufman related to Haskel's from Suwalki in Lithuania/Poland #lithuania #poland

rmbotwin@...
 

Re: Suwalki
I have relatives from Suwalki:
Kowalsky
Fisher
Mandel
Yudkoff
Kaplan

Any names match yours?
Rita Botwin


Re: How do I access the actual image at the Lithuanian historical archive #lithuania

Fanny Levy
 

Hi.  You may be able to get a copy of the record from a volunteer at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  The seven digit number in the far right hand box indicates it has been filmed, and provides the film number.  If it was underlined, you would be able to click on the number and access the roll of film.  There is no line (no link), so you need to request it.  If you were able to look at the film yourself, the 6 would indicate that it is the 6th item that was photographed on the roll, an item being a set of multiple records.  1848 is the year of the record.  It is record # 48 for that year, which will help you find the item on the page when you receive it.  I took a JewishGen class from Nancy Holden, who thinks that records cost $5 each.

I don't know if you can access the Lithuanian archive records directly, but I do know the Lithuanian Archives also has researchers, as a cousin of my husband's worked with one prior to a research visit to Lithuania. I don't know what the breakdown numbers mean for the Lithuanian archive.  Presumably, it explains where the record is stored in the library.

Hope you are able to get it!

Fanny Levy


August 18: #holocaust Genealogy Coffee Break #holocaust #events #announcements

Moriah Amit
 

Tomorrow (8/18) at 3:30 pm ET, tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. Our genealogy librarians will show you how to use the largest Holocaust-era online databases to recover your family's lost names and stories. To join the live webinar, click "Follow" on the top of the Center's Facebook page and a notification will pop up on your screen when the webinar goes live. Note: If the notification doesn't appear, you can also find the webinar on our Facebook videos page once it goes live. Catch up on the entire series here

Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian at the Center for Jewish History
New York, NY


Re: LIVERPOOL HOPE PLACE SYNAGOGUE Book re 1836 to 1930. #unitedkingdom #records

bermanfm
 

Typing error:  Years should read 1888, 1889, and 1900
Whilst writing I wonder if anyone could shed any light on my g.grandfather Robert (Reuven) Lipkin's ancestry.  Born in 1856, in Zagare, Lithuania,  he settled in Liverpool and in 1878 married Leah Hesselberg of Liverpool.  They had 8 children, and he became successful in the furniture business.
Though very active and well-known in the Liverpool Jewish community, the only information I have from his naturalization papers apart from place  and date of birth, is that his parents were Isaac and Hannah.  It remains a mystery as to whether he was related to Rabbi Israel (Salanter) Lipkin,, or in fact, any of the other Lipkins in the world, including the Liverpool Lipkins.   
Although he appears on many Lipkin family trees, nobody has been able to provide any documentary proof that he actually fits into their trees, and all searches over many years have not been productive.  
If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful.
Thank you.
Kathryn Berman, Jerusalem


Re: Schewach family in Bialystok #poland

Loryn Hudson
 

Would you be able to check this document from Bialystok?  It makes me wonder if Josel and Ethel had a child that passed away.  The dates would match and there is a time-lapse between siblings of 1885 and 1889.  Thank you.

SZEWACH  Gerszel  1886  143M                Josel -Father
          1618510 


Re: "Holy Silence" Documents Vatican's Role in the Holocaust #announcements #holocaust

Mordechai Perlman
 

On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 08:38 AM, Jan Meisels Allen wrote:
https://boxoffice.jfi.org/websales/pages/info.aspx
The above link that we are supposed to use to register to watch the film does not work. I consistently get the error message: This link is currently down. Please try again later.


Re: North Adams, Massachusetts - early Jewish settlers #usa

Adam Cherson
 

Due to some research I’ve done focusing on several villages in what I call the ‘Barukha Triangle’ (the area inside the triangle created by Lida, Vilna, and Minsk), I've caught glimpses of a Rabbi Dovid Rudnik who went from the Triangle (specifically, Traby) to North Adams, MA in 1884. He produced several children there (who I believe stayed in the N. Adams area).  He then proceeded to live in Cohoes, NY, where he boarded in the home of a family originally from Dieveniskes, so I believe there is a connection between the N. Adams and Cohoes communities, as well as between both places and several towns inside the Triangle. The Rudnik family was a rabbinical dynasty family and R' Rudnik may have been an early rabbi for the N. Adams congregation. Feel free to contact me offline if any of this may be of interest.

 


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

jschonholz@...
 

My family from Krynki, Russia/Poland put sugar on the pancakes!


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Jules Levin
 

I'm pure Litvak on all sides and it was apple sauce all the way. Sour
cream means you only eat latkes with diary meals.  Side note: I have
spent several months in Lithuania over the years. "Kugelis" was
considered a Jewish dish, and it was always on the menu at the Vilnius
State University cafeteria.  It was just like my mother's kugel!  On one
visit I stated with the yiddish writer Gregory Kanovich.  His Lithuanian
wife taught me how to make the real thing.  I will share the secret with
anyone who writes me for it.

Jules Levin


On 8/17/2020 6:14 AM, Diane Jacobs wrote:
My mother made the best potato  latkes
And we never put anything on them, just grabbed them out of the frying
pan as they were done.

Diane Jacobs

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-------- Original message --------
From: Joan Parker <parker5850@...>
Date: 8/16/20 5:41 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Jewishgen <main@...>
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or
Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Recent posts about Galicia brought to this senior's mind from the
distant past... what you put on your latkes showed from whence the
family came, or so the story vaguely goes for me.  Apple sauce?  Sour
Cream?  Something else? Having a sweet tooth my choice was applesauce,
but others used sour cream as far as I can remember from way back
when..  Applesauce  = ??? Sourcream = ???  Something else = ???
My family is from Brest (Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia;
Russia-Poland. My in-laws were from  Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk,
Belarus.
Stay safe and well,
Joan
Joan Parker
Past President/Archivist
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
*1) GOLDBERG/ GOULD, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN, BERGER, GERBER/CRAWFORD,
JAGOD*A-Lipno, Plonsk, Plock, Poland-Russia; Warsaw, Poland-Russia;
Galveston, TX; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, Los
Angeles/Hollywood, CA.
*2) PARKER/PINKUS, WINOGRAD, (GERSHO-BEROVNA?)., R0SEN*, -Brest
(Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. *WEISS,
NEIKRUG, DEL PINO*--Brooklyn, NY. *RABWIN*--Hollywood, CA, Salt Lake
City, UT*. CLAYTON-*California*.*
*3) GELFAND, KRITZOFF, KATZ, TROCK* --Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk,
Belarus, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.



--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania

Efraim
 

On Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 05:45 PM, Joan Parker wrote:
Recent posts about Galicia brought to this senior's mind from the distant past... what you put on your latkes showed from whence the family came, or so the story vaguely goes for me.  Apple sauce?  Sour Cream?  Something else? Having a sweet tooth my choice was applesauce, but others used sour cream as far as I can remember from way back when..  Applesauce  = ???  Sourcream = ???  Something else = ???
 
My family is from Brest (Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Russia-Poland.  My in-laws were from  Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk, Belarus.
Stay safe and well,
Joan
Joan Parker
Past President/Archivist
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
1) GOLDBERG/ GOULD, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN, BERGER, GERBER/CRAWFORD, JAGODA-Lipno, Plonsk, Plock, Poland-Russia; Warsaw, Poland-Russia; Galveston, TX; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA.
2)  PARKER/PINKUS, WINOGRAD, (GERSHO-BEROVNA?)., R0SEN, -Brest (Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. WEISS, NEIKRUG, DEL PINO--Brooklyn, NY.  RABWIN--Hollywood, CA, Salt Lake City, UT. CLAYTON-California.
3) GELFAND, KRITZOFF, KATZ, TROCK --Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk, Belarus, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

I love latkes and always used just salt and nothing else. I was born in Proskurov, Ukraine. 


Re: Schewach family in Bialystok #poland

Loryn Hudson
 

Hi Mark,

Thank you for letting me know and for your help. Abram ben Aron/Boruch KLATNICKI  was Ethel's brother.  We don't know how Pesza SZEWACH daughter of Iosel is related. Where is  Lopenice in relation to Wolkowysk?  Was there a birth location for Pesza?  Was there any additional documents for Aron/Boruch KLATNICKI. 

I have the immigration and naturalization records for Boruch Schewach.  He was born in August of 1891 in Bialystock and immigrated in December 1910. Boruch's last residence was Bialystok. His father Josel was listed as a relative.  Josef's location was Grodno.

Loryn



 


Re: "Holy Silence" Documents Vatican's Role in the Holocaust #announcements #holocaust

JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

same here link is not working and I tried a couple of times


Re: Schewach family in Bialystok #poland

ab12cohen@...
 

Dear Loryn

My paternal grandmother was Rose (Risha) Schewachs 1884-1939. She came to UK to marry Barnett Cohen (originally Baruch Kunyen) who I believe was a cousin and came from Vitepsk area. Her father was Yitshak Dov Ber Schuewachs. Rose had a sister Kayla who also came to UK and married and a brother whose name I do not know. 
Do these names mean anything to you.

Alan Cohen

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