Family name and town #lithuania


sjgwed@...
 

There is a writer named Janice Aronofsky who lives, I think, in Arizona. Her website is www.janicearonofsky.com

Good Luck!

Susan
BIALAZURKER (Hungary, Zbaraz)
LEMPERT ( Skalat)


Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

Here is an example of a reply that would be better addressed to the sender of the question (rather than to the group):

"You can also try Lithuania, where Kaunas/Kovno is.”

I, a reader, do not know what the question was. Maybe I don’t care, but maybe—given that I have ancestry from near Kovno—this answer might be useful to me IF I knew what the question was!

May I suggest that it would be useful, when submitting a reply like that, for the writer either to address the sender privately OR to include the original question?

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX


Eric Davis
 

You can also try Lithuania, where Kaunas/Kovno is.


Marilyn Weinman
 

I know nothing about Dovid, who would be my great grandfather other than he had a grocery business and took goods to Konigsberg by horse drawn cart. I will check to see if that name, or of his son Max, my grandfather,  were living  in Kaliningrad. I’ve been told that Max could’ve been Moshe or Mordechai so I’ll look into those names as well !
Thanks for your suggestions and help !

Best,
Marilyn

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 1:46 PM Sherri Bobish <sherribob@...> wrote:
Hi Marilyn,
 
Konigsberg (today called Kaliningrad) has a seaport that does not ice over in winter.  So, the story of Dovid bringing groceries from Kovno to Konigsberg makes sense, if they were goods being shipped out.
 
Port of Kaliningrad
 
You may want to research what records exist for Kaliningrad, and see if you can find anything on Max or Dovid.
 
Also, did Dovid stay there, or did he emigrate? For instance, if he came to the U.S. you can search for naturalization, passenger manifest, and other records which may lead you to an answer.
 
best regards,
 
Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ
 
Searching:  RATOWSKY (Ariogala, Lith.)
WALTZMAN  / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD (Daliowa, Pol.)
BOJDA (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
BOBISH (Odessa)
SAKOLSKY / SOLON (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)


Sherri Bobish
 
Edited

Hi Marilyn,
 
Konigsberg (today called Kaliningrad) has a seaport that does not ice over in winter.  So, the story of Dovid bringing groceries from Kovno to Konigsberg makes sense, if they were goods being shipped out.
 
Port of Kaliningrad
 
You may want to research what records exist for Kaliningrad, and see if you can find anything on Max or Dovid.
 
Also, did Dovid stay there, or did he emigrate? For instance, if he came to the U.S. you can search for naturalization, passenger manifest, and other records which may lead you to an answer.
 
best regards,
 
Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


Marilyn Weinman
 

Hello everyone ! Hope this finds all safe and well during this stressful time.

I have a letter that was found in my mom’s possessions after she passed a number of years ago, but I now have the time to start my research.

My maternal grandfather was born in Konigsberg as Max ( maybe Maximillian ) Aronovsky on either October 1,1876 ( this was date on his Declaration of Intention paper)or on July 15,1877 which it states on his on his WW 11 Draft Registration Card ! Why the two different dates I’ll never understand. He changed his last name to Arnold when he entered the US in Niagara Falls on June 12,1907 with my Grandmother Ida, after emigrating from Montreal.

The the letter from my mom’s cousin states that HER grandfather's first  name was Dovid,and he had a “business” that he inherited that use to take groceries in large horse drawn carts from Korno ( Kaunas,Lithuania) to Konigsberg.

I’m looking for anyone that knows the name of Aronovsky to help me figure out what town the family came from, if they know,and who my great grandfather was. Someone on here has told me that there are A LOT of Aronovsky families, but mine doesn’t seem to be related to them. Not sure how this person knows this,and that’s what I’d like to find out as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated !

 Best regards,
 Marilyn