Date   
JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kamenets-Podilsky Archive #general

EHecht4085 <ehecht4085@...>
 

Hi!

My wife's parents came >from the Kamenetz Podolia area, either Krasna or
Vinnitza. Their name was VINNITSKI. Trying to locate info on them has been
difficult because when they came here, some came before WW I and were boarders
so cannot locate them in census. Remainder came after 1920, and do not have
locations for them. Any help would be appreciated since I am new at this work.
Have done better on my fathers side.

TIA,
Eli C. Hecht
Syosset, NY

Re: Kamenets-Podilsky Archive #general

EHecht4085 <ehecht4085@...>
 

Hi!

My wife's parents came >from the Kamenetz Podolia area, either Krasna or
Vinnitza. Their name was VINNITSKI. Trying to locate info on them has been
difficult because when they came here, some came before WW I and were boarders
so cannot locate them in census. Remainder came after 1920, and do not have
locations for them. Any help would be appreciated since I am new at this work.
Have done better on my fathers side.

TIA,
Eli C. Hecht
Syosset, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CATCH 22? How would you proceed? #general

Howard M. Relles <rellesh@...>
 

10 Meinhardt females were born in NYC >from 1934 to 1944 (according to
the NYC Index of Births in the New York Public Library). Two of these
would be my second cousins; their father would be Edward Meinhardt; I
don't know their mother's name. Assuming, as is usual, that the
father's name is listed on the Birth Certificates, I should be able to
identify which are my cousins >from these. But according to the person I
spoke to at the Bureau of Records and Statistics of the Dept. of Health
for NYC (125 Worth St., NY, NY 10013; 212-788-4520), I cannot see these
records or even ask them to check for which would have Edward as the
father unless I can first prove that I am related (perhaps even that I
am the parent) to the child. But I can't prove which ones I'm related
to until I find which have Edward for the father. Have I hit a dead
end? Any suggestions?
Sincerely,
Dr. Howard M. Relles
Schenectady, NY

CATCH 22? How would you proceed? #general

Howard M. Relles <rellesh@...>
 

10 Meinhardt females were born in NYC >from 1934 to 1944 (according to
the NYC Index of Births in the New York Public Library). Two of these
would be my second cousins; their father would be Edward Meinhardt; I
don't know their mother's name. Assuming, as is usual, that the
father's name is listed on the Birth Certificates, I should be able to
identify which are my cousins >from these. But according to the person I
spoke to at the Bureau of Records and Statistics of the Dept. of Health
for NYC (125 Worth St., NY, NY 10013; 212-788-4520), I cannot see these
records or even ask them to check for which would have Edward as the
father unless I can first prove that I am related (perhaps even that I
am the parent) to the child. But I can't prove which ones I'm related
to until I find which have Edward for the father. Have I hit a dead
end? Any suggestions?
Sincerely,
Dr. Howard M. Relles
Schenectady, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Godow or Gdow #general

Howard M. Relles <rellesh@...>
 

Any ideas wherer Gdow or Godow are in Poland? They are not listed on
the JGEN Shtetel Search. Could they be in "Where Once We Walked"? Are
they near Krakow?
Sincerely,
Dr. Howard M. Relles
Schenectady, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

Meeting Notice:

The Jewish Genealogy Society will hold its next monthly meeting on September
27.

Our topic will be "What We Did This Summer". Our speakers will review the
Summer Seminar in Los Angeles as well as their ancestral trips to Germany,
Lithuania, Latvia and Montreal.

Refreshments will be served.

Time: 2:00pm
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC on Manetto Hill Road in Plainview, Long Island

For Further Information: call 549-5628 or 489-9815

Jackie Wasserstein
President
JGSLI

Godow or Gdow #general

Howard M. Relles <rellesh@...>
 

Any ideas wherer Gdow or Godow are in Poland? They are not listed on
the JGEN Shtetel Search. Could they be in "Where Once We Walked"? Are
they near Krakow?
Sincerely,
Dr. Howard M. Relles
Schenectady, NY

JGS of Long Island #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

Meeting Notice:

The Jewish Genealogy Society will hold its next monthly meeting on September
27.

Our topic will be "What We Did This Summer". Our speakers will review the
Summer Seminar in Los Angeles as well as their ancestral trips to Germany,
Lithuania, Latvia and Montreal.

Refreshments will be served.

Time: 2:00pm
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC on Manetto Hill Road in Plainview, Long Island

For Further Information: call 549-5628 or 489-9815

Jackie Wasserstein
President
JGSLI

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: COGAN or KASSOF in Kishnev #general

Jeff Cohen <jc924@...>
 

My grandfather's name was Cogan when they lived in Kishnev prior to 1903 and
my grandmother's name was Kassof. I'd be interested in any information about
these families.

Jeff Cohen

Searching: COGAN or KASSOF in Kishnev #general

Jeff Cohen <jc924@...>
 

My grandfather's name was Cogan when they lived in Kishnev prior to 1903 and
my grandmother's name was Kassof. I'd be interested in any information about
these families.

Jeff Cohen

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sources for NYC obits #general

Barbara L. Sieving <Sieving@...>
 

I have had many family members who were not "famous". I have
found an obit for almost every family member whom lived in NYC in
the NY Times. Once I have figured out the day they died I check
the NY Times obits 3 days following their death. Nine times out
of ten I find them. Most of the time the obit tells me very
little that I did not already know. I have made copies of them
for my records. I had a family member die September 7, 1904 and
I could not find is obit....I was reading the paper for that day
(it was small in those days) and found an article about his
death...he committed suicide in a bar on Columbus Av....a family
secret uncovered. If a family member died of unusual
circumstances...you may even find an article about them.
The following papers were alive and well in NYC during the
indicated dates:
Brooklyn Eagle (1880-1934), New York Hearld Tribune (1850-1950),
NY Sun (1880-1950), NY World (1880-1931), NY Hearld (1880-1923),
NY Tribune (1880-1923)and of course the NY Times. The only paper
that is commonly held in public libraries and universities is the
NY Times. You may be able to get microfilm of these other papers
from a public library in NYC...or inter library loan. I do not
know if any of these papers have their obits indexed.

Hope this info helps someone,
Barbara Sieving
sieving@...
Colorado Springs, CO

Searching for: MIRISCH, MORRIS, KAIM, LEVY,ROSENTHAL, APPEL,
SCHAUL, MUGLESTON, COHN, COHEN, SCHNELL

Re: Sources for NYC obits #general

Barbara L. Sieving <Sieving@...>
 

I have had many family members who were not "famous". I have
found an obit for almost every family member whom lived in NYC in
the NY Times. Once I have figured out the day they died I check
the NY Times obits 3 days following their death. Nine times out
of ten I find them. Most of the time the obit tells me very
little that I did not already know. I have made copies of them
for my records. I had a family member die September 7, 1904 and
I could not find is obit....I was reading the paper for that day
(it was small in those days) and found an article about his
death...he committed suicide in a bar on Columbus Av....a family
secret uncovered. If a family member died of unusual
circumstances...you may even find an article about them.
The following papers were alive and well in NYC during the
indicated dates:
Brooklyn Eagle (1880-1934), New York Hearld Tribune (1850-1950),
NY Sun (1880-1950), NY World (1880-1931), NY Hearld (1880-1923),
NY Tribune (1880-1923)and of course the NY Times. The only paper
that is commonly held in public libraries and universities is the
NY Times. You may be able to get microfilm of these other papers
from a public library in NYC...or inter library loan. I do not
know if any of these papers have their obits indexed.

Hope this info helps someone,
Barbara Sieving
sieving@...
Colorado Springs, CO

Searching for: MIRISCH, MORRIS, KAIM, LEVY,ROSENTHAL, APPEL,
SCHAUL, MUGLESTON, COHN, COHEN, SCHNELL

Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Riga and World War II #latvia

Gail Dechter <marvgailsarah@...>
 

Renee Gottesman wrote:

Gail,

Jews >from Riga were most certainly greatly impacted by World War II. A
second cousin of mine who was born in Riga is a Holocaust survivor. He
recently published a book in which, among other things, he talks about
his childhood in Riga just prior to the war, and his subsequent
concentration camp experiences. He, his father, and one cousin were the
only European family members to survivor.

I have checked, and the book is available for purchase through
amazon.com. I have no financial interest in this book, just great
appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about my cousin and other
members of my family.

“Endless Miracles,” by Jack Ratz; Shengold, Inc., 1998; ISBN:
0-88400-202-0.

What follows is a listing of the places and people he talks about
relating to Riga.

Work and Death Camps experienced:
Riga ghetto, Lenta, Salaspils, Stutthof, Burgraben.

Post-liberation places experienced (including DP camps):
Lauenburg, Lodz, Kattowitz (now Katowice, Poland), Bratislava, Vienna,
Linz, Munich, Landsberg.

People mentioned >from Riga (city and camp):
KASTRES Edel, STRUGATZ Joske, ZOLTINSKY family (furrier), STEINMAN
Menachem and Boruch , MANES (sexton), KAUFMAN Arthur and Max, LURIE
Isser (silversmith), BLUM, HERZBERG, KAPLOWITZ Chyena (married name).
Also, our family surnames of RACS, SHUSTERMAN and SILVERSTEIN.

I hope some of this proves to be helpful to you.


~ Renee POLAND GOTTESMAN ~
Eugene, Oregon ~~~ reneeg@...

POLAN..Odessa,Ukr>Holland>US 1908 TULCHINSKY..Boguslav,Ukr>US1910
GINSBURG..Daugavpils/Dvinsk,Lat>US1913
TCHARLE/ZALL..Dneiperpetrovsk,Ukr?>Vitebsk,Bel?>Riga,Lat>US1913
GOTTESMAN..Lviv,Ukr?>Volochisk,Ukr>US1921
SHAPIRO..Mizyakov?,Ukr>Khmelnik,Ukr>US1913 (Baal Shem Tov related?)
COHEN..Volochisk,Ukr>US1921 STEINBERG..Khmelnik,Ukr> US1913

---
This SIG (latvia@...) is hosted by
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Visit our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org

You are currently subscribed to latvia as: marvgailsarah@...
To unsubscribe send email to $subst('Email.Unsub')
Dear Renee,Thanks so much for your help with my research.! I guess I had
been putting off the inev-
itable searching for my mother's family thru the holocaust.. I was hoping &
still am that they got out of there & fled elsewhere. Well, at least there
name was not on the Riga list. I will defeinitely check out the book thru
amazon.com. I recall a friend of the family who came frommy mother's town of
Smiltene, near Riga saying the Russians destroyed the town. Yet it is stil
on the map. I received e-mail saying that Latvians themselves may have
killed Jews before the war began. There are so many stories yet to unfold.
Thank you for all your helpful info!
I will try to check out the camps you mentioned also. I hope the internet
sites on the Holocaust can provide some info. Thank you again for all your
help! Best of luck on your research.
Shana Tova....Much appreciation-Gail

Re: Riga and World War II #latvia

Gail Dechter <marvgailsarah@...>
 

Renee Gottesman wrote:

Gail,

Jews >from Riga were most certainly greatly impacted by World War II. A
second cousin of mine who was born in Riga is a Holocaust survivor. He
recently published a book in which, among other things, he talks about
his childhood in Riga just prior to the war, and his subsequent
concentration camp experiences. He, his father, and one cousin were the
only European family members to survivor.

I have checked, and the book is available for purchase through
amazon.com. I have no financial interest in this book, just great
appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about my cousin and other
members of my family.

“Endless Miracles,” by Jack Ratz; Shengold, Inc., 1998; ISBN:
0-88400-202-0.

What follows is a listing of the places and people he talks about
relating to Riga.

Work and Death Camps experienced:
Riga ghetto, Lenta, Salaspils, Stutthof, Burgraben.

Post-liberation places experienced (including DP camps):
Lauenburg, Lodz, Kattowitz (now Katowice, Poland), Bratislava, Vienna,
Linz, Munich, Landsberg.

People mentioned >from Riga (city and camp):
KASTRES Edel, STRUGATZ Joske, ZOLTINSKY family (furrier), STEINMAN
Menachem and Boruch , MANES (sexton), KAUFMAN Arthur and Max, LURIE
Isser (silversmith), BLUM, HERZBERG, KAPLOWITZ Chyena (married name).
Also, our family surnames of RACS, SHUSTERMAN and SILVERSTEIN.

I hope some of this proves to be helpful to you.


~ Renee POLAND GOTTESMAN ~
Eugene, Oregon ~~~ reneeg@...

POLAN..Odessa,Ukr>Holland>US 1908 TULCHINSKY..Boguslav,Ukr>US1910
GINSBURG..Daugavpils/Dvinsk,Lat>US1913
TCHARLE/ZALL..Dneiperpetrovsk,Ukr?>Vitebsk,Bel?>Riga,Lat>US1913
GOTTESMAN..Lviv,Ukr?>Volochisk,Ukr>US1921
SHAPIRO..Mizyakov?,Ukr>Khmelnik,Ukr>US1913 (Baal Shem Tov related?)
COHEN..Volochisk,Ukr>US1921 STEINBERG..Khmelnik,Ukr> US1913

---
This SIG (latvia@...) is hosted by
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Visit our home page at http://www.jewishgen.org

You are currently subscribed to latvia as: marvgailsarah@...
To unsubscribe send email to $subst('Email.Unsub')
Dear Renee,Thanks so much for your help with my research.! I guess I had
been putting off the inev-
itable searching for my mother's family thru the holocaust.. I was hoping &
still am that they got out of there & fled elsewhere. Well, at least there
name was not on the Riga list. I will defeinitely check out the book thru
amazon.com. I recall a friend of the family who came frommy mother's town of
Smiltene, near Riga saying the Russians destroyed the town. Yet it is stil
on the map. I received e-mail saying that Latvians themselves may have
killed Jews before the war began. There are so many stories yet to unfold.
Thank you for all your helpful info!
I will try to check out the camps you mentioned also. I hope the internet
sites on the Holocaust can provide some info. Thank you again for all your
help! Best of luck on your research.
Shana Tova....Much appreciation-Gail

Belarus SIG #Belarus 1932 Ponevezh Video #belarus

Harold Rhode <hrhode@...>
 

By now, many of you have received your copies of the Ponevezh video
- the one which shows Jewish life in Ponevezh taken in 1932 by a man
who went back to visit his family. The film also contrasts life then
with what remains there now.

The video is very moving; it includes portions >from the Ponevezh
Jewish cemetery, which the Soviets destroyed in 1972 and used the
broken-up gravestones to construct a wall in downtown Ponevezh.

The video also includes footage of many Jews coming out of the
Ponevezh Yeshiva - one by one so that those of us who had relatives
there might be able to identify family members.

There are still some copies left, if anyone still hasn't gotten copies.

This video is a must for anyone researching Jewish life in Lithuania and
Belarus.

The video is also avaiable on the PAL European Video System as well.

Send checks for $18.50 ($15.00 + $3.50) for handling in the US to:
H. Mechanic
490 Duryea Terrace
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Yours,

Harold Rhode


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although Ponevezh is not in Belarus, it is close to the
border and some Belarus families may have had branches in nearby Lithuania.
The video may give you some idea of what a shtetl in the region looked
like even if it is not your shtetl.

1932 Ponevezh Video #belarus

Harold Rhode <hrhode@...>
 

By now, many of you have received your copies of the Ponevezh video
- the one which shows Jewish life in Ponevezh taken in 1932 by a man
who went back to visit his family. The film also contrasts life then
with what remains there now.

The video is very moving; it includes portions >from the Ponevezh
Jewish cemetery, which the Soviets destroyed in 1972 and used the
broken-up gravestones to construct a wall in downtown Ponevezh.

The video also includes footage of many Jews coming out of the
Ponevezh Yeshiva - one by one so that those of us who had relatives
there might be able to identify family members.

There are still some copies left, if anyone still hasn't gotten copies.

This video is a must for anyone researching Jewish life in Lithuania and
Belarus.

The video is also avaiable on the PAL European Video System as well.

Send checks for $18.50 ($15.00 + $3.50) for handling in the US to:
H. Mechanic
490 Duryea Terrace
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Yours,

Harold Rhode


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Although Ponevezh is not in Belarus, it is close to the
border and some Belarus families may have had branches in nearby Lithuania.
The video may give you some idea of what a shtetl in the region looked
like even if it is not your shtetl.

Hungary SIG #Hungary *Re: Humenne transport List #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

The translation is:
businessman, ordered to work in the regional office.

Shabat Shalom
Tom

no dia 25/09/98 `as 02:59 -0300 horas, CHERIE L. KORER escreveu:
at 25/09/98 - 02:59 -0300, CHERIE L. KORER wrote:

Date:September 24, 1998
From:Cherie Korer (cheried@...)
Subject: Need help to read this Hungarian occupation

Dear fellow researchers of Hungarian Jewish descent,

L'shana tova Hunkies!

What does this mean >from the Humenne transport list of May 24, 1942:
"obchodnik, prikazany go prace Okr. uradom"

Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovakian Translation #hungary

Marian Brown <mbrown@...>
 

Dear All,

Having written to the archives in Bratislava and received bits and
pieces of information for my family in Circ, Slovakia, I find I need
some translation >from Slovakian to English. All the communications were
in English except the last and most important -- the cover letter
explaining what they had found!

Any help?

Thanks,
--
Marian Brown
Cincinnati, Ohio

Searching SLOVAKIA: GLUECK, Kohanovce/Presov > Cleveland, OH 1879;
HUEBSCHMAN, Circ/Presov > Cleveland, OH 1879; HEIMOWITZ, Huncovce >
Cleveland, OH 1873; HOLSTEIN, Kosice > New York, NY 1887; LISSAUER,
Kosice > Oklahoma/Texas 1883; NEWMAN, Vychodna > Cleveland, OH 1873;
PAUKER (PARKER,) Dravce/Huncovce; TURK > Oklahoma 1879; ZINNER, Spisska
Nova Ves > New York City & Oklahoma 1895

*Re: Humenne transport List #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

The translation is:
businessman, ordered to work in the regional office.

Shabat Shalom
Tom

no dia 25/09/98 `as 02:59 -0300 horas, CHERIE L. KORER escreveu:
at 25/09/98 - 02:59 -0300, CHERIE L. KORER wrote:

Date:September 24, 1998
From:Cherie Korer (cheried@...)
Subject: Need help to read this Hungarian occupation

Dear fellow researchers of Hungarian Jewish descent,

L'shana tova Hunkies!

What does this mean >from the Humenne transport list of May 24, 1942:
"obchodnik, prikazany go prace Okr. uradom"

Slovakian Translation #hungary

Marian Brown <mbrown@...>
 

Dear All,

Having written to the archives in Bratislava and received bits and
pieces of information for my family in Circ, Slovakia, I find I need
some translation >from Slovakian to English. All the communications were
in English except the last and most important -- the cover letter
explaining what they had found!

Any help?

Thanks,
--
Marian Brown
Cincinnati, Ohio

Searching SLOVAKIA: GLUECK, Kohanovce/Presov > Cleveland, OH 1879;
HUEBSCHMAN, Circ/Presov > Cleveland, OH 1879; HEIMOWITZ, Huncovce >
Cleveland, OH 1873; HOLSTEIN, Kosice > New York, NY 1887; LISSAUER,
Kosice > Oklahoma/Texas 1883; NEWMAN, Vychodna > Cleveland, OH 1873;
PAUKER (PARKER,) Dravce/Huncovce; TURK > Oklahoma 1879; ZINNER, Spisska
Nova Ves > New York City & Oklahoma 1895