What became of the Suwalki-Lomza group run by Marilyn? #lithuania


Jake Jacobs
 

Does anybody know what became of the private Suwalki-Lomza group run by Marilyn?  Used to receive a quarterly newsletter.  Would appreciate an update. 

Diane Jacobs


Jill Whitehead
 

Marlene Silveman decided to end the group and its journal a few years ago when a family member became ill, I think. 

it seems there is still a demand for Suwalki Lomza themed information,which would be more suitable online.

Jill Whitehead


Sally Bruckheimer
 

I think that at least part of the reason for Marilyn dropping the Suwalki - Lomza SIG and journal, was that there wasn't much that they hadn't published. The last journals were republishing previously published histories and data, reworked to bring up new relationships and information.  But she had gotten and translated what was in Eastern Europe and available.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Joel Ives
 

I was under the impression that there was information published in "Landsmen" the quarterly publication of the Suwalki-Lomza Interest Group that cannot be found anywhere else.  I don't believe that the information can be found on-line.  

Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA

Researching:
KAPLAN: Lomza & Piatnica
ABOWICZ: Sniadowo
KOHN, KON: Nowogrod
PIENKIEWICZ, NEACHOWICZ, BRZOZA, ZABORSKI, BLUMBERG: Lomza Gubernya 

 


Jill Whitehead
 

I think it is true that Marlene (not Marilyn) Silverman obtained data from some sources that could not be obtained elsewhere (e.g. from Galina Baranova of the Lithuanian archives), though I think subsequently most information did appear on JRI Poland and Litvak SIG.  A lot of the usefulness of the journal Landsmen was from the articles on the Jewish history and geogaphy of the Suwalki  Lomza area, and of the family histories of members of the SIG, which was very international in scope.

These sorts of articles can now be found in other journals e.g. Shemot the journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of GB. The current Chair of the JGSGB has ancestors from the Suwalki Lomza area. However this is no substitute for a dedicated group, but it needed a lot of resources to organise, especially as it was paper rather than online based. 

As this area was, and still is, a border area of NE Poland wedged between Kaliningrad (Koningsberg, East Prussia), Belarus and Lithuania, it had a paricular interest for many of us. Our ancestors were culturally Litvak (due to having been part of Lithuania in the middle ages) despite being situated in Poland (under Tsarist control) for most of the 19th and early 20th century. 

Jill Whitehead nee Servian (Serwianski), Surrey, UK
Former UK rep on Landsmen editorial board


Maurice I. Kessler
 

My wife's grandparents BERKOVITS/BERKOWITZ are from Suwalki.  Her grand mother said they were from Minsk area.

Was this Minsk Geburnia ca the 1900's

Maurice Kessler


larrykanner@...
 

I have some info from the Landsman Journals in my ancestry.com tree and am trying to use my gedcom file (with Landsman references in the birth place name) to put data on other sites.  I put one file on the Jews of Grajewo facebook page.  I hope someone will at least scan the Landsman articles and family histories on to the net.

Grajewo, Rajgrod, Szczuczyn, Stawiski, Jedwabne, Ostrow Maz, Augustow, Bakalarzewo, Bialystok, Ciechanowiec, Filipow, Grodno, Kalwarija, Kolno, Krasnopol, Lomza, Lozdzieje, Mariampol, Nowogrod, Przasnysz, Przerosl, Raczki, Radzilow, Sejny, Sniadowo, Suwalki, Tykocin, Wasosz, Wiejsieje, Wierzbelow, Wilkomir, Wilkowski, Wizajny, Wizna, Wladyslawa, Zambrow

 DENENBERG, KANCELBAUM/COUNSELBAUM, GABELMAN, DOMB/NEWMAN, SUWALSKI, SZEWCOWSKI, LICHTENBERG

 KANGISER/KANNER, TISCHLER/DISCHLER, LONG/LANT -
Kovno, Lithuania or Latvia

Larry Kanner  Salem, Oregon


Lillian Faffer
 

Landsmen was a privately issued journal covering the Suwalki/Lomza areas of Poland,owned by Marlene Silverman,the editor of the publication. None of the material published in these journals can be published or put on line without the written consent of Marlene Silverman.
 
Lillian Faffer-NYC
lfaffer@...
 
 
 
 
Re: What became of the Suwalki-Lomza group run by Marilyn? #lithuania
From: larrykanner@...
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:07:29 EDT
I have some info from the Landsman Journals in my ancestry.com tree and am trying to use my gedcom file (with Landsman references in the birth place name) to put data on other sites.  I put one file on the Jews of Grajewo facebook page.  I hope someone will at least scan the Landsman articles and family histories on to the net.

Grajewo, Rajgrod, Szczuczyn, Stawiski, Jedwabne, Ostrow Maz, Augustow, Bakalarzewo, Bialystok, Ciechanowiec, Filipow, Grodno, Kalwarija, Kolno, Krasnopol, Lomza, Lozdzieje, Mariampol, Nowogrod, Przasnysz, Przerosl, Raczki, Radzilow, Sejny, Sniadowo, Suwalki, Tykocin, Wasosz, Wiejsieje, Wierzbelow, Wilkomir, Wilkowski, Wizajny, Wizna, Wladyslawa, Zambrow

 DENENBERG, KANCELBAUM/COUNSELBAUM, GABELMAN, DOMB/NEWMAN, SUWALSKI, SZEWCOWSKI, LICHTENBERG

 KANGISER/KANNER, TISCHLER/DISCHLER, LONG/LANT - 
Kovno, Lithuania or Latvia

Larry Kanner  Salem, Oregon


Terry Ashton
 

My great great grandparents came from Lomza. Their names were Mowsa and Rochla Judes Szumowski. One of their daughters, Pezza Malka , was my great grandmother who went to England in the 1890s.