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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Vilna GA'ON #jewishgen

Judith Romney Wegner
 

On a point of information: Two recent messages in the Digest
inadvertently gave the title of the Vilna GAON as GOAN -- a typographical
error. I take the liberty of pointing this out now, lest the incorrect
order of the vowels become imprinted on everybody's brain, thus
perpetuating the typo to all eternity (-:). (In my lexicon, a Goan would
be a native of Goa!)

"Ga'on" is actually the Hebrew noun GA'ON, meaning in this context
"Excellence." So the Title is roughly equivalent to "His Excellency"
or "Your Excellency."

Judith Romney Wegner

The Vilna GA'ON #jewishgen

Judith Romney Wegner
 

On a point of information: Two recent messages in the Digest
inadvertently gave the title of the Vilna GAON as GOAN -- a typographical
error. I take the liberty of pointing this out now, lest the incorrect
order of the vowels become imprinted on everybody's brain, thus
perpetuating the typo to all eternity (-:). (In my lexicon, a Goan would
be a native of Goa!)

"Ga'on" is actually the Hebrew noun GA'ON, meaning in this context
"Excellence." So the Title is roughly equivalent to "His Excellency"
or "Your Excellency."

Judith Romney Wegner

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Saul EPSTEIN (Vitebsk, c. 1880) #jewishgen

Herb Rikelman <hrikelman@...>
 

Saul Epstein, my grandfather, was one of 9
children born in Vitebsk Russia about 1880. We think he was
raised in Vedosa Russia and came to the US in 1904. His father's name was
Bernard & mother was Reva. His sister's names were: Sonya, Rachel & Rose &
the brother's names: Shiya, Mandel, Hershel, Zolomon & Lebe (or Tebe). He
also had a half brother named Hyman Neustead who lived in Connecticut. We
never knew any of his siblings nor if any of them came to America. Is any
of this is familiar? I would appreciate you letting me know . Thank
you.

Sheri Rikelman

Searching: Saul EPSTEIN (Vitebsk, c. 1880) #jewishgen

Herb Rikelman <hrikelman@...>
 

Saul Epstein, my grandfather, was one of 9
children born in Vitebsk Russia about 1880. We think he was
raised in Vedosa Russia and came to the US in 1904. His father's name was
Bernard & mother was Reva. His sister's names were: Sonya, Rachel & Rose &
the brother's names: Shiya, Mandel, Hershel, Zolomon & Lebe (or Tebe). He
also had a half brother named Hyman Neustead who lived in Connecticut. We
never knew any of his siblings nor if any of them came to America. Is any
of this is familiar? I would appreciate you letting me know . Thank
you.

Sheri Rikelman

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MUZYKANT - Lodz, Poland #jewishgen

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

Would appreciate any information available about the family MUZYKANT
from Lodz, Poland. I have them fixed in Lodz around 1936. Looking
for Itzik-David, Malka (nee BROCHSZTAJN), Cela, Nacha Brucha, Sala,
and son Heniek, and any others.

Thank you,
Harry Stein
AZ

Best wishes for a new year.

MUZYKANT - Lodz, Poland #jewishgen

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

Would appreciate any information available about the family MUZYKANT
from Lodz, Poland. I have them fixed in Lodz around 1936. Looking
for Itzik-David, Malka (nee BROCHSZTAJN), Cela, Nacha Brucha, Sala,
and son Heniek, and any others.

Thank you,
Harry Stein
AZ

Best wishes for a new year.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Brotherhood Cemetery, St. Paul, MN #jewishgen

Gabor Zsolnay <gmz262@...>
 

A kind soul on JewishGen found my great-great-grandmother buried in the
"Russian Brotherhood Cemetery" in St. Paul, Minnesota. My question is
whether the "Russian Brotherhood" was an organization all over the US or
just in St. Paul. If it was national in scope, can someone point me to
information on the organization.

Sincerely,

Carol Adler Zsolnay

Russian Brotherhood Cemetery, St. Paul, MN #jewishgen

Gabor Zsolnay <gmz262@...>
 

A kind soul on JewishGen found my great-great-grandmother buried in the
"Russian Brotherhood Cemetery" in St. Paul, Minnesota. My question is
whether the "Russian Brotherhood" was an organization all over the US or
just in St. Paul. If it was national in scope, can someone point me to
information on the organization.

Sincerely,

Carol Adler Zsolnay

Belarus SIG #Belarus Kobrin, Belarus - Yizkor Book in English #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

The Sept. 10, 1998, issue of the "Washington Jewish Week" included an
article by Noma Faingold of the "Jewish Bulletin of Northern California"
tiled Yizkor Books Illuminate Like in Prewar Shtetls.

The article indicates that the San Francisco-based Holocaust Center of
Northern California published an English translation of the 406-page
Kobrin Yizkor book. "The book was orginally published in Tel Aviv in
1951 and it features vintage photgraphs and dozens of accounts covering
daily life, history and notable local personalities.

If anyone is researching Kobrin, they might want to contact the Holocaust
Center of Northern California to see if copies of the book are still
available for sale. If someone does, please share the reply with the
rest of this discussion group.

In addition, the article indicates that the Holocaust Center had received
a parial grant to copy the 500 yizkor book collection into microform.



David M. Fox
fox@...
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH

Kobrin, Belarus - Yizkor Book in English #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

The Sept. 10, 1998, issue of the "Washington Jewish Week" included an
article by Noma Faingold of the "Jewish Bulletin of Northern California"
tiled Yizkor Books Illuminate Like in Prewar Shtetls.

The article indicates that the San Francisco-based Holocaust Center of
Northern California published an English translation of the 406-page
Kobrin Yizkor book. "The book was orginally published in Tel Aviv in
1951 and it features vintage photgraphs and dozens of accounts covering
daily life, history and notable local personalities.

If anyone is researching Kobrin, they might want to contact the Holocaust
Center of Northern California to see if copies of the book are still
available for sale. If someone does, please share the reply with the
rest of this discussion group.

In addition, the article indicates that the Holocaust Center had received
a parial grant to copy the 500 yizkor book collection into microform.



David M. Fox
fox@...
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH

Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Ekaterinoslav connection #belarus

Jlgillett@...
 

Dear Gene:
I know for fact that there are Chernin's in the Tempe Arizona area. Good
luck

Arlene Gillett

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the future, messages such as the above that are
directed to a single person should be sent as private e-mail rather than
posted to the discussion group. Thanks.

Re: Ekaterinoslav connection #belarus

Jlgillett@...
 

Dear Gene:
I know for fact that there are Chernin's in the Tempe Arizona area. Good
luck

Arlene Gillett

MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the future, messages such as the above that are
directed to a single person should be sent as private e-mail rather than
posted to the discussion group. Thanks.

Belarus SIG #Belarus A Suggestion #belarus

Bryan Polikoff <polikoff@...>
 

At 9:36 am 17/9/98, Jerold Touger wrote:
I was fascinated by all the responses to my inquiry about Ekaterinoslav. [...]
Incidentally, my inquiry has generated a possible connection since one
of the respondents, Gene Shiller, replied about his CHERNIN relatives....


It is clear that more and more subscribers (across the world, indeed) are
going to be coming online and will trickle through to this site over coming
months. These new subscribers might well miss messages of relevance to
them. Might I suggest that to facilitate the kinds of connection that
Touger has discovered, there might be some kind of archive set up for the
correspondence that appears here? In other words, for example, messages
concerning specific family names might be grouped alphabetically for those
names. There will inevitably be problems concerning required duplications,
but here I am just suggesting the principle.

Bryan Polikoff
UK

MODERATOR'S NOTE: All messages that have been posted to the Belarus SIG
Discussion Group since day one have been archived. JewishGen is going to
provide a search capability for this SIG's message archive, similar to the search capabilities of the JewishGen Discussion Group. Based on my
discussions with Susan King today, it appears that it could still be awhile
before we have the search capablity. The volunteer JewishGen technical
guru who can make this happen is busy working on other JewishGen projects
and can only do one thing at a time. There is also another way to
implement the message search capability, but this requires more "bandwidth"
on the Internet then JewishGen currently has. Bryan makes a very good
point. There have already been a number of occassions when I have wanted
to search the message archives to find something I knew had already been
posted.

A Suggestion #belarus

Bryan Polikoff <polikoff@...>
 

At 9:36 am 17/9/98, Jerold Touger wrote:
I was fascinated by all the responses to my inquiry about Ekaterinoslav. [...]
Incidentally, my inquiry has generated a possible connection since one
of the respondents, Gene Shiller, replied about his CHERNIN relatives....


It is clear that more and more subscribers (across the world, indeed) are
going to be coming online and will trickle through to this site over coming
months. These new subscribers might well miss messages of relevance to
them. Might I suggest that to facilitate the kinds of connection that
Touger has discovered, there might be some kind of archive set up for the
correspondence that appears here? In other words, for example, messages
concerning specific family names might be grouped alphabetically for those
names. There will inevitably be problems concerning required duplications,
but here I am just suggesting the principle.

Bryan Polikoff
UK

MODERATOR'S NOTE: All messages that have been posted to the Belarus SIG
Discussion Group since day one have been archived. JewishGen is going to
provide a search capability for this SIG's message archive, similar to the search capabilities of the JewishGen Discussion Group. Based on my
discussions with Susan King today, it appears that it could still be awhile
before we have the search capablity. The volunteer JewishGen technical
guru who can make this happen is busy working on other JewishGen projects
and can only do one thing at a time. There is also another way to
implement the message search capability, but this requires more "bandwidth"
on the Internet then JewishGen currently has. Bryan makes a very good
point. There have already been a number of occassions when I have wanted
to search the message archives to find something I knew had already been
posted.

Belarus SIG #Belarus Kobrin, Belarus - Yizkor Book in English #belarus

shiller@...
 

Hi David et al,

About a year ago I was able to borrow the English version of the Book of
Kobrin through Interlibrary Loan >from the public library. It took about 3
weeks to get it and I was able to renew the loan period because in her
original request, the librarian asked for renewal permission >from the
lending library.

Sefer Kobrin was really fascinating. I went through it with a friend for
whom I was doing the research. His family was mentioned many times. Of
course, the nature of any Yizkor book is to mention everyone in town.

Gene Shiller
shiller@...
Denver, CO.

Researching:
CHERNIN/CHERNEN: Dobryanka, Chernigov; Gomel, Vetka Belarus
SHILLER/SCHILLER: Ontario, Canada
ZUCKERMAN: Telsche, Kovno Gubernia
KALMEYER: Liepaja, Latvia
SKORMAN: Arizona, Southern California, Florida

Kobrin, Belarus - Yizkor Book in English #belarus

shiller@...
 

Hi David et al,

About a year ago I was able to borrow the English version of the Book of
Kobrin through Interlibrary Loan >from the public library. It took about 3
weeks to get it and I was able to renew the loan period because in her
original request, the librarian asked for renewal permission >from the
lending library.

Sefer Kobrin was really fascinating. I went through it with a friend for
whom I was doing the research. His family was mentioned many times. Of
course, the nature of any Yizkor book is to mention everyone in town.

Gene Shiller
shiller@...
Denver, CO.

Researching:
CHERNIN/CHERNEN: Dobryanka, Chernigov; Gomel, Vetka Belarus
SHILLER/SCHILLER: Ontario, Canada
ZUCKERMAN: Telsche, Kovno Gubernia
KALMEYER: Liepaja, Latvia
SKORMAN: Arizona, Southern California, Florida

Latvia SIG #Latvia Minneapolis-St Paul JGS #latvia

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

I posted this on the main JewishGen Discussion group a week ago. Among
the responses was one indicating that due to the size of recent Digests,
she could no longer read through them and just deleted them as most
relevant information seemed to come >from the SIGs. She also suggested
that I re-post the message here. If you have already seen this, just hit
DELETE <G>.

If I missed a SIG or you know anyone that might not be reading these
lists, please pass on the query.
===
Original message:

I'm just curious to know if there is enough interest in forming a local
Jewish Genealogical Society around the twin cities Minneapolis-St Paul
area. If so, please drop me a line and we'll see where we can take it.
I will let anyone responding know what the count is at the end of
October.
=====
613 Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN =[;-)
Researching:
ALEXANDER-&-CHALL
(Dvinsk,Russia (now Latvia); before 1900)
ZELMANOV-&-HALKIN
(Bobruisk, Russia; before 1907) (France; abt 1930)
BECKER-&-CHASKELEVITZ-(became_CHASWORTH)
(Kishenev, Bessarabia; before 1920) (Oreyev, abt 1940)
Someday BRODSKY, COHEN, KAPLAN (Poland / Russia)

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Minneapolis-St Paul JGS #latvia

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

I posted this on the main JewishGen Discussion group a week ago. Among
the responses was one indicating that due to the size of recent Digests,
she could no longer read through them and just deleted them as most
relevant information seemed to come >from the SIGs. She also suggested
that I re-post the message here. If you have already seen this, just hit
DELETE <G>.

If I missed a SIG or you know anyone that might not be reading these
lists, please pass on the query.
===
Original message:

I'm just curious to know if there is enough interest in forming a local
Jewish Genealogical Society around the twin cities Minneapolis-St Paul
area. If so, please drop me a line and we'll see where we can take it.
I will let anyone responding know what the count is at the end of
October.
=====
613 Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN =[;-)
Researching:
ALEXANDER-&-CHALL
(Dvinsk,Russia (now Latvia); before 1900)
ZELMANOV-&-HALKIN
(Bobruisk, Russia; before 1907) (France; abt 1930)
BECKER-&-CHASKELEVITZ-(became_CHASWORTH)
(Kishenev, Bessarabia; before 1920) (Oreyev, abt 1940)
Someday BRODSKY, COHEN, KAPLAN (Poland / Russia)

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bohemia and Moravia searchers #jewishgen

Anne F. Lee <AnneLee1@...>
 

At the Jewish Genealogy Seminar in LA (July 1998) about 15 people who are
searching for family in Bohemia and Moravia got together to exchange
information. I want to thank Susan Boyer for helping me set up the meeting
in LA as well as all who came.

At this time we are setting up an e-mail only address list of all who are
searching in Bohemia/Moravia.

This will not be a formal SIG or moderated discussion group. Rather, I will
maintain a list of names and e-mail addresses which I will distribute to
everyone on the list on a periodic basis. Each person on the list will
then be responsbile for keeping the list so they themselves can send out
whatever messages/requests (about searching in the Bohemia/Moravia area)
they want to send to the others.

We invite anyone who is interested in Bohemia/Moravia to join us. Please
contact me.

Anne Feder Lee

Bohemia and Moravia searchers #jewishgen

Anne F. Lee <AnneLee1@...>
 

At the Jewish Genealogy Seminar in LA (July 1998) about 15 people who are
searching for family in Bohemia and Moravia got together to exchange
information. I want to thank Susan Boyer for helping me set up the meeting
in LA as well as all who came.

At this time we are setting up an e-mail only address list of all who are
searching in Bohemia/Moravia.

This will not be a formal SIG or moderated discussion group. Rather, I will
maintain a list of names and e-mail addresses which I will distribute to
everyone on the list on a periodic basis. Each person on the list will
then be responsbile for keeping the list so they themselves can send out
whatever messages/requests (about searching in the Bohemia/Moravia area)
they want to send to the others.

We invite anyone who is interested in Bohemia/Moravia to join us. Please
contact me.

Anne Feder Lee