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Re: Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Updates for the month of November, 2013 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Shalom Shahar,

I would be glad to answer your question.  Interesting that you found a message of interest from 2013!!  Since that time we added a lot to our databases, website.

In any case,  if you start from JewishGen main website - you can see on top Research Division - these are our special interest groups, find Bessarabia and click on it.  You also can get to it directly at www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia

Yefim Kogan


Re: Polish Genealogical Word List #poland

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

Thanks! Excellent article.   The article also references:
Frazin, Judith R. A Translation Guide to the 19-century Polish-language Civil-registration Documents: (Birth, Marriage and Death Records). 2nd ed. Northbrook, Illinois: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, 1989. (FHL book 943.8 V27.) This book is now online at Google Books: A Translation Guide to 19th-century Polish-language Civil Registration.     We have used this book to enable us to translate a number of 19th century vital records from Poland - it is invaluable. 
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Avivah R. Z. Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA
Researching: Zuchman in Sarnaki, Karczew, Warsaw Poland
Reznik in Drohiczyn nad Bugiem, Siemiatische, Siedlce Poland
Rifczes in Lemberg, Vienna  
Kopekin in Polatsk,& Besonkovich in Belarus
Familiant & Koifman in Bessarabia and Ukraine
Sondak in Vitebsk, Belarus and Rehitza, Latvia
Aginsky and Slonimsky in Minsk 
Aronofsky in Belarus & Lithuania


Re: Polish Military Records #poland

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

My Uncle served in Pilsudski's Army sometime after WWI.  He came to the US in 1938 and served in the US army starting in 1941.   I've been trying to find records about Pilsudski's army.  
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Avivah R. Z. Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA
Researching: Zuchman in Sarnaki, Karczew, Warsaw Poland
Reznik in Drohiczyn nad Bugiem, Siemiatische, Siedlce Poland
Rifczes in Lemberg, Vienna  
Kopekin in Polatsk,& Besonkovich in Belarus
Familiant & Koifman in Bessarabia and Ukraine
Sondak in Vitebsk, Belarus and Rehitza, Latvia
Aginsky and Slonimsky in Minsk 
Aronofsky in Belarus & Lithuania


Jewish Memorial in Halberstadt #germany #holocaust

Josh Freeling
 

Hello,

This might be a long shot, but I am trying to see if anyone has a photo(s) of the Jewish Memorial in Halberstadt, Germany.
My great-grandparents, Hugo and Paula Beverstein are among those who are memorialized there. I am hoping to get a "good" photo of their names.
They were deported 13 Aug 1942 with little contact soon after, and declared dead as of 31 Dec 1945.
I found some stock photos online, but they have watermarks, and the angles of them are not the greatest.
So I figured I'd turn here to see if anyone has any or perhaps has been there.
Thank you.


GOLNICK (AGOLNICK) family-Descendants of Rabbi David of Novarodok #lithuania

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Several years ago I communicated with a GOLNICK family from Baltimore
who were compiling a family tree of a Rabbi of Novarodok (18th cent.),
Rabbi David ben (son of) Moshe of Kletzk. I have heard that the
gentleman I corresponded with is no longer active in this project. I
would be happy to renew my correspondence with whomever is active in
this project to confirm our possible relationship. I have strong
reason to believe that the above Rabbi David was a brother of one of
my g.g.g. grandfather (number of generations nnot exact).

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: Seeking descendants of eleven LIEBOWITZ children who settled in Toronto, New York and New Jersey #usa

Iris Donahue
 

Hi my family came from Iasi Romania to the lower east side about 1900....maybe a couple of years earlier or a couple later....my gf was Mayer Leibowitz(Lebowitz) b abt 1859 d 1917  whose Mom was Leah....
first wife was Fannie and had 3 children....after she died in 1907, he m my gm Ida Goldstein Goldberg and had my Mom, Rebecca, b 1909 d 2012   I am searching for several years for
where Ida is buried in nyc....she d between 1918 and 1919....think from the 1918 flu or tb....  

Think Mayer had a sister who may have moved to Toronto...

My gm Ida's brother Michael m a Bessie Liebowtiz 1911 and had 3 children...in those years the name was either with an ie or ei or Lebowitz.....people had accents and did not speak English too well...
Her Father was David and had 2 wives and had several children.  Let me know if any possible connection.... Iris Levy Donahue



Searching for a translator for Polish record #poland #translation

Daniella Alyagon
 

Hi all,

I am searching for a translator to assist me with records in both Polish and Russian.

Thank you,

Daniella Alyagon


Belz (Baltsi) Bessarabia #bessarabia #romania

sdecherney@...
 

Dear All,

I’m trying find my ancestors from Belz. 

Last name was something like Duchovna. My grandfather came to Philadelphia in about 1904/5. Family lore is that he was from Belz, Romania, but Emigration papers say Russia. Any help would be appreciated. And are we related to David Duchovny?

Thanks. Stephen DeCherney, MD, MPH


Re: MAIMON family from Rădăuţi Romania - but which Radauti ? (there are two) #romania

irvosterer@...
 

Hi Carola
Seeing that you are researching MAIMON/MEIMON, I thought I would touch base with you.
My great uncle Meir Schulman was murdered in Stanesti-de-jos. Through the Yad VaShem archives, I discovered he was married to a JENTE MAIMON. In the Yahrzeit book published in Israel c. 1963 by Schapira, there is a group photo that she in. Other than that, I have no information about her at all — but I did find another Yad Vashem record posted for someone I believe is her, but with a different spelling  — and lists her as 28 at the time of her death. In the inventory of those who perished in Holocaust from Unter-Stanestie, I could not find any other MAIMON/MEIMON that perished - so I thought that maybe she may have connected to your folks in Radauti.

As far as identifying as Romanian, my grandfather, who was born and lived in Stanesti, came to Canada after WW1 and had Romanian papers. The Romanians were pretty aggressive with this stuff - and would not even recognize his parents marriage - so his passport was issued in his mother's maiden name. I guess there is the chance that someone other that Jechil filled in the form as well, and customs officers routinely made errors during these times. People from Bucovina also proudly identified as such - and since there was no country by that name - during that time, I guess Romania worked just as well.

Good luck with your search. And if there is any chance you are searching for JENTE MAIMON I am happy to share all the information I have

If you want to read a very good book on the area ... this just was released. It is excellent and at the beginning several maps clearly articulate the history of the region and the changes. The author has done an amazing job. It is a bit pricey in print, but the ebook works well.

Gaëlle Fisher. “Resettlers and Survivors: Bukovina and the Politics of Belonging in West Germany and Israel, 1945–1989.” iBooks. 

Irv Osterer
Ottawa, Canada


Re: Passenger arrival records #usa #general

Laurie Sosna
 

Hi,

I have some Levins in my tree, I discovered their names were spelled Lewin, Lavin and Levy on their manifests.
Depending on the year they traveled, and where they departed, the manifests have differing amounts of detail.

You asked about arrival ports-
One traveled from Antwerp to St. John, New Brunswick in 1910.
More traveled from Liverpool to Montreal in 1911.
One from London to Montreal in 1912.
Another (non-Levin) immigrated from Le Havre to Ellis Island to Montreal in 1907.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


Re: Early History of Chereya #belarus

geo_lamb@...
 

On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 02:06 PM, Dorothy Agronick <j-dagronick@...> wrote:
Anyone interested in the history of Chereya is most welcome to contact me
privately.

This remote village was the birthplace of my grandfather, Hirsh Agronik,
born about 1860. Information about this old, surprisingly historical
community has been difficult to find, until recently.

Joe Agronick
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

 On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 02:06 PM, Dorothy Agronick <j-dagronick@...> wrote:
Anyone interested in the history of Chereya is most welcome to contact me
privately.

This remote village was the birthplace of my grandfather, Hirsh Agronik,
born about 1860. Information about this old, surprisingly historical
community has been difficult to find, until recently.

Joe Agronick
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

 Hello, 
thanks for your post.
Interested in Cereja where 2 of the ancestors of my wife where born. (ailready sent to JG in 2003)
Dvossia Roubine Couzniet born March or May 15th 1891 in Cereja. (Father Jankel, mother Anne?). Died 1979 in Strasbourg (France). 
Faibish Fourman born again March or May 15th 1890; Disappeared after WW1 (In fact seems to have prefered his nurse to his wife) die in Paris in the 80's. Legend in family, "he died at war", but we discovered  late that his son became french in 1920 due to the acquisition of the french nationality by his father!
Son was Albert Fourman, born in Tolocin, 30 km from Cereja, born 1910, again March or May 15th. Die in Strasbourg, January 88. Faibish and Dvossia emeigrated to France, around 1912.
Truly yours
Jean-Pierre Lambert, president historical society of jews, Alsace and Lorraine, specialized in medieval archeology.


Re: DRUYAN, EPSTEIN - Rostov-na-Donu #russia #ukraine

Debbie Lifshitz
 

Hi Robyn,
I recently learned of the Holodomor from an eye opening lecture on-line by Harvard Professor Timothy Snyder (nothing fancy: youtube). the holodomor was a man induced famine in the Ukraine in 1932-33 during which 3 million to 7 million people died of starvation. Stalin famously would not allow aid to reach the population, and people who tried to flee were shot. This starvation killed Ethnic Ukrainians and Jews with total indifference. If you find no traces of your family they may have been victims of this Soviet era induced starvation. Most people who were buried did not have grave-stones, many more were not even buried. The fact that the real number remains unknown is an indication of the inability of locals to record the deaths in any systematic way. I believe that there are no records of the deaths in the Jewish community. 
All the best,
Debbie Lifschitz
Jerusalem


#general #general

Andres Carciente
 

I did not use my genealogy CD file for years and wanted to check some data.
I have a family tree maker ( version 11), I have a CD file with almost 1700 names and I have a laptop.

I tried to download the CD file but was not possible?

 

Could someone explain me simple steps ( like explainig to a child!)what to do?

 

Thanks

Andres


BENJAMINOVICH from Lubtsh, #belarus

David Kohen
 


Researching Itzhak (Herschel) and Shifra (Sarah) BENJAMINOVITZ (also known as KOTLER) from Lubtsh (Lyubcha), Belarus.  Itzhak ~1828-1878. Shifra ~1830-?

Children:

Golde (~1852-1904) married Feivel ROZOFSKY (~1846-1925).

Elka (~1857-1917) married Hirsch KARELITZKY (~1852-1913) from  Korelitz  , Belarus.

Osher KOTLER (~1860-1935) married Etta POLIKOFF (~1875-1922).

Yetta (Leah) married Yosef KANTROWITZ.

Unknown first name (~1858-1890) married Joseph KAPLAN (~1850-1930) from   Korelitz,  Belarus.

_____________
David M. Kohen


Re: SEGAL Seduva, Lithuania to Darby PA #names #lithuania

jerome-yankowitz@...
 

I had Segal's from Malate/Moletai. Any chance there is a relation? Interestingly, several are in the Pennsylvania area but are now Siegel's


JewishGen Class starts May 15 - Research in Galicia #events

Nancy Holden
 

Jewish Gen Classes are open for registration
Many are Value Added and FREE to General Fund Contributors in the
current 12 months
Check out the new Study Groups -

Research in Galicia has a few more places

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This is a JewishGen private forum class open 24/7
$150. for three weeks May 15 - June 5

Here is the description
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If you have questions, just ask. email: nholden@...
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Director of Education


Re: Can You Identify This Partial Document from Russia? #translation

igersammy@...
 

Forgot to ask at the end: ''Consul: Signature'' (unreadable)


Jewish Genealogy in Poland webinar available for free #poland

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi all, 
There is a great webinar recording for those interested in Jewish Genealogy in Poland done by "Your Roots in Poland" 
Its titled Mishpokhe. Jewish Polish Genealogy, Part 1: Pre-WW II Jewish Family History
It requires free registration but I definitively suggest you to view it till the very end, including the Q&A

Very soon they will advertise Part II. I will try to keep you updated so you can enjoy it live.
Best regards, stay safe and do genealogy

Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...


Re: Passenger arrival records #usa #general

Marian
 

Mort makes an important point about the opportunity for errors during transcription.  I would only add that there were multiple opportunities for such errors and that might make the problem worse in some cases.  

From the late 19th c. through to World War I, the name given when purchasing the steamship ticket was the name captured on ticket-sale documents.  Those were then forwarded to the steamship line at the port of departure, places like Hamburg, Germany, or Havre, France, or Southampton, England, where the name was transcribed from the ticket-seller's return onto a manifest form.  That transcription happened at least once and could happen multiple times in the manifest-preparation process.  Each transcription was an opportunity for error.

Then a century or more later the data was transcribed from the lists (now often on faded microfilm) again to create our searchable online indices.  This transcription again opened the door to possible errors, but might also further mangle a name already erroneously transcribed long ago.  

Given this game of telephone in creating the records and indices I'm often amazed at the quality of most of the data.


Name variations for HALLAY, ZAGON, DIMANSKY and PAAS #poland #hungary

Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan
 

The family names of the Jewish part of my family are written in different ways (depending on were the documents come from) and I am wondering, what the Jewish original could have been. They lived in Holland, Germany, Estonia, Poland and before in Hungary.

Does somebody have similar names in his (Jewish) family and does he know, what the original is and where it is coming from, geographically?

1. HALLAY (Hallaij, Hollay, Halloy,...) -> is this HALEVY? (I was told, HaLevy comes from Irak...)

2. ZAGON -> is this ZAKEN? (this is a common Kurdish Jewish name)

3. DIMANSKY (This was in Poland, I don't know where this name comes from and if it is typically Jewish at all)

3. PAAS (The family lived in Estonia, but I don't know a lot about this name)
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[Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan, Har Adar, Israel]

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