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Date: 5/21/2003 10:38:25 AM 
Email: netheads@cruzio.com 

Dear fellow geneologist, I have recently found that my relatives lived in Dekov, Bohemia. They immigrated to the US around 1872. Their names were Sigmund Wise and 
Minnie Lowy. Would you have any contacts for me?? I found out from a 
cousin that there was a Rabbi Stephen Wise who started a reformed 
congregation in New York and there is a statue of a Rabbi Lowe in 
Prague. I'm just beginning and would love any help you resources you 
feel would help. Thank you, Laurel


Date: Wed May 21, 2003 07:06:56 PM
NAME:DAVID SINGER
EMAIL: DS@FOCUSUSA.COM
TITLE of HOMEPAGE: BROOKLYN
CITY/TOWN: NY
STATE: USA
SITE RATING: Friend
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: MY PATERNAL GREAT GRANDMOTHERS MAIDEN
NAME WAS FRIEDMAN.SHE WAS MARRIED IN TARNOW GALICIA POLAND
TO MY GREAT GRANDFATHER BENJAMIN SINGER THEIR SON DAVID 
SINGER {MY GRANDFATHER }TOLD HIS CHILDERN THAT HIS MOTHER
CHAYA {FRIEDMAN}SINGER WAS A GREAT GREAT {5TH OR 6TH GENERATION}GRANDDAUGHTER OF THE NODA B YEHUDA. DOES ANY HAVE ANY INFO.PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANK YOU. DAVID SINGER.


Date: Wed May 21, 2003 03:25:01 PM
NAME: Maureen Bender
EMAIL: mlbender23@msn.com
CITY/TOWN: Denver, CO
COUNTRY: USA
SITE RATING: Search Engine
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: My maternal grandfather was Samuel Wohl, born in Lvov around 1890. Emigrated to New York around 1904, moved to Denver in the mid 1940s. Claimed to be a direct descendent of Rabbi Meir Katzenellenbogen. Married to Clara Lacher, a second cousin. 


Date: Wed Apr 9, 2003 03:49:26 PM
NAME: Luis ROKEACH
EMAIL:luis.rokeach@umontreal.ca
TITLE of HOMEPAGE: Montreal
STATE: Canada
COUNTRY: Excellent
SITE RATING: Search Engine
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: my family ancestry


Date: Wed Apr 2, 2003 05:39:26 PM
Name: Linda Silverman Shefler
Email: linsilv@attbi.com
TITLE of HOMEPAGE: Cupertino
CITY/TOWN: CA
STATE: United States
COUNTRY: Excellent
SITE RATING: Search Engine
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: I am trying to trace the descendants of R. Moses ben Israel Isserles (ReMA)through to the mid 1800's. I am looking for a connection to the Rozenblat family from the area of Sosnowicz/Chenciny/Czeshochowa and/or to Rav Shraga Shimon Hatzadek of Chentchin. A family book lists him at the head of the family tree but then skips many generations before starting again with Samuel ROZENBLAT and Lena GILDSTEIN around 1840. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.


Date: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:11:12 AM
NAME: Meilech
EMAIL ADDRESS: meisa@interkom.co.za
USA
I have info concerning the meilech family from kretzberg
Latvia


DATE: 2/12/2003 8:43:34 PM 
NAME: Deborah Raff
EMAIL: seraph@dc.rr.com 
HOMEPAGE URL: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Nowy_Sacz

For those of you, who would like to have a place to go to ask questions specific to the Nowy Sacz area, join our Nowy Sacz Group at: 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sacz

This group was formed on February 10, 2003, and within 2 days has a membership of 20 people and growing. We welcome all, and it's free!!



DATE: 2/9/2003 11:30:07 PM 
NAME: Deborah Raff
EMAIL: seraph@dc.rr.com 
HOMEPAGE URL: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Nowy_Sacz

Hello, I am sending this announcement to folks who are listed as Nowy Sacz researchers on the "JewishGen Family Finder". As I was compiling a list for this announcement, I realized that a few of you are relatives, others are cyber-friends, and some of you I actually know. It is certainly a small world, isn't it?

As of today, the Nowy Sacz ShtetLink site I authored at the end of December is now officially linked to JewishGen.;-)

You can view it at:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Nowy_Sacz/

There is even a mini-link to some information on Stary Sacz for those of you who have roots in that town, also.

My interest in Nowy Sacz (Neu Sandec, Sants) stems from the fact that my ggrandparents lived and perhaps, were born in Nowy Sacz. For some reason they both ended up in Hethars, Hungary now Lipany, Slovakia where they married and raised a family. Eventually, they all ended up in NY.

This message is going out to about 130 people, although there are more researchers, the others have only listed their addresses at this time. With so many people researching Nowy Sacz, I imagine there are many, many bits and pieces that can be added to the site. So, if you have a family/town photo to add, parts of either of the town's yizkor books translated, family information, etc. please email me. I would like to make the site as complete as possible.

According to Miriam Weiner's book "Jewish Roots in Poland", there are birth, death, marriage, census, voter, and Holocaust deportation records for Nowy Sacz! These records were not microfilmed, and don't seem to be on a JRI-Poland list at this time. Now that we have a ShtetLink site, maybe someone would be willing to take the plunge and explore how we can acquire the records and what the cost would be? It sounds like there is a treasure trove of information out there.



DATE: 2/4/2003 3:41:00 PM 
NAME: Laurie Adler
STATE: Washington, DC
EMAIL: LJA022864@aol.com 
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: I was wondering if you have come across the names Dov LANDAU (possibly a Rabbi or son of a Rabbi in Poland, Belarus or Lithuania - Dov and his wife died at a relatively young age) and his daughter Fannie LANDAU (born btwn 1850-1851). Fannie married Wolf RAPHAELSON around 1870. Fannie and Wolf lived in NYC where she was known as having been raised by her grandfather, a famous rabbi in Europe. I always heard he was a Chief Rabbi in Vilna and Fannie was raised by him when her parents died. Fannie and Wolf are my gggrandparents and I am trying to solve the family mystery. Thanks for your help! Regards.


DATE: 2/4/2003 5:13:44 PM 
EMAIL: alicia_landau@hotmail.com
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: My name is Alicia Landau and I live in Buenos Aires City, Argentina. My Grandparents came from Odessa in 1903. The name of my Grandfather's mother was Deutsche. My Grandfather's name was Benjamin Davidovich Landau. He has two brothers, Isaac and Peter. All of them came to the Jewisch colony of Baron Hirsch.and estableshed at the north of Patagonia. 
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: If someone cuold tell me about this branch of Landau family please send me some information , I would be very glad to know more
about my ancestors.


DATE: 2/3/2003 5:45:09 PM 
EMAIL: gold19@powernetglobal.com
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: My husband's family started researching their tree. They know they are connected to the Noda b'Yehuda but they are missing some links. my husband's great grandfather's name was Naftali Goldstein (I was told that for a time they called themselves Sandel-because of the war etc.) Nfatali's wife name was Raitza, I looked up the information you have on the site and the Noda b'Yehuda's eldest son was Yakobe, he had a daughter from his first marriage by the name Raitza, also his second's wife name was Raitza . Also Naftali's grandson's name was Yacobe. Is there any way you can help us research further? 


DATE: 2/2/2003 10:52:13 AM Central Standard Time 
NAME: Joel A Morrow
EMAIL: jamdm43@hotmail.com
COUNTRY: US
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Is there a connection between Rashi-B'Yehuda and Morowitz? or something similar?What about the name Kirsner-Would appreciate any info-Thanks-Joel A Morrow-jamdm43@hotmail.com


DATE: 1/26/2003 9:04:06 PM 
NAME: Bob Singer
EMAIL: rssinger@comcast.net 
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: I was just curious if you had any information on how the Schor(r) Family from the Ukraine ties into the family lineage to King David?
Please write back. Thank you.


DATE: 1/26/2003 3:42:53 PM 
NAME: diana butcher
EMAIL: dianabutcher@hotmail.com
CITY/TOWN: midland
STATE: MI
COUNTRY: US
SITE RATING: Excellent
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: My gt gt grandmother was Beila aka Bailey (Landa aka Dubinsky aka Dubrinsky, dau of Baruch of Amdur/Indura. Beila was of Grodno Russia prior to immigration to Leeds, England and then MA USA. I believe Baruch was son of Avrohom Eliezer Landa aka Landau. I think this lineage goes to Vishtinetz and Yeshekiel Landau.
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: any connection to Rabbi landau's ancestors, because the first names keep showing up in Baruch's lineage and descendants. I am preparing to publish a book on the known descendants of this lineage.


DATE: 1/23/2003 11:10:13 AM 
NAME: Sara Goldstein 
EMAIL: gold19@pngusa.net 
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: My husband's family is looking into teir family tree. they know that they come from the Noda B'Yehuda. but they do not know how. my father in
law's great grandfather's name was Naftali Goldstein ( from Wishnitza but lived in Oshpitzin) his wife's name was Raitza.I looked in your site and the noda b'yehuda had a son yakobe. he had a daughter from his first marriage her name was Raitza. also his second's wife name was Raitza. 
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: Do you have any information or can you direct me to to where i can find more information on this family to make the connection. Thank you.


DATE: 1/2/2003 12:50:04 AM 
NAME: C. Cohen
EMAIL: desertdaughter@prodigy.net
COUNTRY: US
SITE RATING: Excellent
REFERRED BY: Search Engine
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: Does anyone have information on the connection of the family Cohen or HaKohen to the Karelitz and Katzenellenbogen, Rabinovitz, Horowitz, Luria, Ha Levi line? I have information on this but want to be certain it is the correct connections. All the Cohens were Av Beit Din in their respective countries and communities. In particular, I would appreciate any information on Rabbi Boroch
Cohen (or Kahana, HaKahan, son of Meyer Salim) who was from Europe and later died in Tel Aviv.
MY OWN YICHUS (GENEALOGY): Still being clarified
COMMENTS: Please contact me at the above listed email.
This is an excellent site and I commend the hard work and dedication.


Date: 1/1/2003 11:48:32 AM 
NAME: Joel
EMAIL: rebyoell@yahoo.com
CITY/TOWN: Spring Valley
STATE: NY
COUNTRY: US
SITE RATING: Excellent
REFERRED BY: Search Engine
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: the altnew shul is on the left of the picture,
MY OWN YICHUS (GENEALOGY): rebbe shmelke of nikolsburg, who was also rav in prague


DATE: 12/27/2002 11:03:15 AM 
NAME: Isabel Kathnelson
EMAIL: isabel.bellamy@wdghu.org
CITY/TOWN: Guelph, Ontario
COUNTRY: Canada
COMMENTS: Is Kathnelson a modernized name derived from Katzenellenbogen? My paternal grandparents emigrated to Canada in the early 1900's from Minsk, Russia. Sesaman Kathnelson and Sarah Cohen.


DATE: 12/25/2002 1:28:15 PM 
NAME: Michael J> Soklove
EMAIL: soklovemachinery@comcast.net
CITY/TOWN: Margate
STATE: NJ
COUNTRY: US
SITE RATING: Good
REFERRED BY: Recommendation
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen's decendents Dov Rabbi Dov of Amsterdam, his father Moshe of Byczocs, Mordacai Gershon exiled from Vienna.
Rabbi Joseph Ha Cohen of Cracow author of the book "The Remmant Of Joseph"
MY OWN YICHUS (GENEALOGY): Lamb skin scroll written by David Altschuler tracing his father
& mothers sides, written in approx 1500/1600


DATE: 12/19/2002 3:38:00 PM 
NAME: Nev Harris
EMAIL: nevharis101@hotmail.com
CITY/TOWN: Northyampton
COUNTRY: UK
SITE RATING: Excellent
REFERRED BY: Search Engine
MY OWN YICHUS (GENEALOGY): My family mythology tells me that I am descended from an
Isiah Horowitz,born about 1480(?). He was known or wrote "Shlow Hakadosh"
COMMENTS: I am getting old! All the members of my family have gone. All documents relating to my family history were lost in Europe in WW2. All comments appreciated.


DATE: 12/12/2002 11:22:25 PM 
NAME: Yisrael Asper
EMAIL: yisraelasper@msn.com
COUNTRY: US
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: I was told by a cousin that after the war, Rav Meir Arak's daughter, Gittel Reich, lived with her daughter in South America in a city
called Quito or something like that. If anyone has information on the family of Rav Meir Arak I would greatly appreciate it.
MY OWN YICHUS (GENEALOGY): I am the greatgrandnephew of Rav Meir Arak also known as Rav
Meir Arik.
COMMENTS: There was more than one Yosef Treves in the family. Both of them are mentioned in the Responsa of the Rivash.


DATE: 12/10/2002 1:35:07 AM 
NAME: Ira Teich
EMAIL: teich@attcanada.ca 
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: I am a great grandson of R. Mordechai Yaffe (b. about 1530) - through his wife Shendl Katz. Does this suggest that I am also related to RASHI; and if so in what way, and where can I obtain more information about this. Thank you.



DATE: 12/1/2002 2:56:45 PM 
NAME: Joel A Morrow
EMAIL: jamdm43@hotmail.com
CITY/TOWN: Madrid
COUNTRY: Spain
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: My parents were from Dubno-I think it's near Minsk-Murowitzer and Kirsner. 
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: Anybody out there similar? What's the origin of the surname Morowitz?-From a town?


DATE: 11/27/2002 1:03:00 PM 
EMAIL: martindunn_@msn.com 
MY OWN YICHUS (GENEALOGY): My name is Martin Dunn. My late father Harrison Dunn (pre-EllisIsland: Donsky) was of Ashkenazy background. My mother, Elisabeth Sarphatie is of Spanish/Portugese Sephardic roots and was born in Amsterdam in 1931. A relative, Hans Sarfaty (there are numerous variations in the spelling of our family name even between brothers) has researched our family tree back to my great (x11) grandfather, Joshua Sarphati who settled in Amsterdam in the late 1500's. I then got further information from another relative, physicist, Jack Sarfatti, who had the Sarfatti family crest (from an ancient synagogue in Venice) on his website. He told me that the Sarfatti/Sarphati/Tzarfati family who were in Spain were all descendants of one of Rashi's three daughters, Rachel. I also saw this on a website called, "The Descendants of Rashi". Another website showing the Rashi family tree going back to King David, indicated that Rashi's father was Itzchak Tzarfati (d. 1060, Worms). Tzarfati, in Hebrew, as you probably know, means: "Frenchman". And of course Rashi lived in Troyes, France. 
Can you confirm that the Sarfatti/Sarphati/ Tzarfaty family is indeed descended from Rashi?
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: Do you have any information that traces our lineage from Rashi's daughter, Rachel (from around 1100) to my direct ancestor, Joshua Sarphati (Spain/Portugal perhaps via Antwerp to Amsterdam late 1500's)? Thank you for your help.



DATE: 11/23/2002 9:19:19 PM 
NAME: Israel Engelman
EMAIL: isman100@yahoo.com
CITY/TOWN: Brooklyn
STATE: NY
COUNTRY: US
SITE RATING: Excellent
REFERRED BY: Search Engine
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: It is family lore by us that all ENGELMAN's that are leveiim (Levy) are descendants of the Noda B'yhuda but nobody seems to know how. Family lore is that a son or other descendant changed his name to Engelman. If you know anything about this, please reply
MY OWN YICHUS (GENEALOGY): My father is: R' ELYAKIM GETZL N"Y. My grand father was R' YISROEL,(known as R'Yisroel Der Melamed) of Chust. My great-grandfather was R' SHLOMO.
My great-great-grandfather was R" YECHIEL MECHEL A"H.? My mother was Sara A"H
Grandfather: Yechiel Mechel WIESEL of Bishtina. a brother of my father's father.
My Maternal Grandmother was Lea Mindel. Great-grandfather: R' Aron Zeev
Great-great-grandfather: R' YECHIEL MECHEL WEIZEL A"H descendant of the "Turei Zahav".
COMMENTS: If you know anything about the Engelman linkage to the Noda B'Yhuda
or the Weisel linkage to the Turei Zahav, please let me know.


DATE: 11/20/2002 4:01:24 PM 
NAME: Lehrer Moshe
EMAIL: moshelrr@netvision.net.il
CITY/TOWN: Petach-Tiqva
COUNTRY: Israel
SITE RATING: Good
MY OWN YICHUS (GENEALOGY): My tree start with Rabanu Shem-Tov Halevi b.1020, going to Yeshayau Halevi Ish-Horowitz, and come to Israel-Zev Halevi Ish-Horowitz (was av bet din 40 years in Shata Houihel)-d.1860 in Tverya


DATE: 11/18/2002 7:37:33 AM 
NAME: Joel A Morrow
EMAIL: jamdm43@hotmail.com
TITLE of HOMEPAGE: Dubno
CITY/TOWN: Madrid
COUNTRY: Spain
SITE RATING: Excellent
REFERRED BY: Website
I HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: My parents Murowitzer or something similar,and Kirsner were from Dubno
I WISH TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING: There are many Dubnos-I think my father told me that it's near Minsk and Maybe a town called Mir-Does anybody know the origin
of these surnames?-Thanks-Joel A Morrow
COMMENTS: If we weregiven surnames by the country in power-did they comefrom
villages or what?


DATE: 11/13/2002 10:45:46 PM 
NAME: William Brailovsky
EMAIL ADDRESS: yacard1@yahoo.com.mx
CITY/TOWN: Mexico City
COUNTRY: Mexico
SITE RATING: Good
REFERRED BY: Search Engine
COMMENTS: I would like to know if my family is related to Rab.Landau, my father was born in Uman and as far as we know my grandfathers name was Mordco and my great grandfathers name was Issak Brailovsky, the re is a family Brailofsky from Uman who knows they are descendents, and that in Ukrania his ancester change his name from Landau to Brailowsky,
and we contacted,but we need help to find out if there are any archives in Uman that revealed the name of my great great grandfather and how to get that info. center>