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1. “Poskanzer family tree from Corky Poskanzer,” 10/28/93.
2. “Talk with Sam and Adele Poskanzer,” about 1985, Miami Beach.
3. “Corrections at wedding of Harold and Marjorie Poskanzer,” 6/12/84, Syracuse, NY.
4. “My immediate family,” Art Poskanzer.
8. “Riga Passports - Kaunas.xls,” 1890, spreadsheet, LitvakSIG.
9. “Note from Fran Zaimoff,” 2/7/95.
10. “Letter to Lisa Harris from Sonny Poskanzer,” 2/26/87.
11. “Notes of Sonny Poskanzer.”
12. “Letter from Lisa Harris to Sonny Poskanzer,” 8/10/85, 2/21/90.
13. “Letter from Sonny Poskanzer to Lisa Harris.,” 8/17/85.
14. “Phone call,” Boris Puskantzer, 2/2003, 12/11/05, 12/25/05.
15. “Death certificate.,” 10/22/37, Albany, NY, file 59707.
16. “Wedding invitation to Harry Spiro in Cuba.”
17. “Updated Marcus family tree from Olga Zabludoff,” 1/3/03, 12/27/04, 1/1/11.
18. Email from Sarah Poskanzer, 3/9/97.
19. Email from Ethan Poskanzer, 12/22/97, 12/18/05.
20. Email from Judy Nisenholt, 12/28/97.
21. Email from Jim Halpert, 12/29/97.
22. Email from Judy Beth and Eric Poskanzer, 5/28/98, 4/8/06, 4/26/06, 3/10/10.
23. Email from Steven G. Poskanzer, 6/29/98.
24. Email from Jami Poskanzer, 7/1/98.
25. “New York Times,” http://query.nytimes.com/search/ .
26. Email from Joan Dinowitz, 1/27/99.
27. Email from Dennis Kambury, 5/25/99, 12/26/06, 4/29/12.
28. Email from Marc Dinowitz, 6/10/99.
29. Email from Sally Poskanzer, 7/6/99, 10/31/00, 1/20/06.
30. Email from Debra S. Poskanzer, 9/2/99.
31. Email from Bunny Aberle, 7/4/00, 3/31/01, 7/13/05.
32. Email from Harriet Kronick, 7/25/98, 8/28/00, 2/2/04, 8/18/04, 5/25/07, 12/21/09.
33. “California Death Index,” 2/16/04.
34. Email from David Bruck, 2/1/01, 12/4/05, 8/18/07, 1/2/11.
35. Email from Michael Kanzer, 2/11/04, 3/17/04.
36. Email from Lisa Peshkin Godfrey, 8/5/01.
37. Email from Alan Poskanzer.
38. Email from Corky and Susan Poskanzer.
39. Email from Lainey Brody.
40. Email from Lisa Harris.
41. Email from Shirley, Neil, and Lori-Nan Kaye.
42. Email from Lisa Peshkin Godfrey, 8/5/01.
43. “Lithuanian State Historical Archives,” 7/20/00, obtained by Olga Zabludoff.
44. “Revision List,” Rumsiskes, Oct 1868, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org , 11/11/02.
45. “Revision List,” Rumsiskes, 1874, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org , 11/11/02.
46. “Revision List,” Kaunas, 1889, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org , 11/11/02.
47. “Revision List,” Vilkija, 1892-94, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org , 11/11/02.
48. “Revision List,” Kaunas, 1874, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org , 11/11/02.
49. “Marjorie Tiven story,” Martha Davidson, 1987, Sonny Poskanzer, Albany, NY.
50. “Rosenberg family tree from Marjorie Tiven,” 11/16/98.
51. “Ellis Island Passenger Record,” 11/8/02.
52. Email from Max and Olga Pushkantzer, “St. Petersburg Pushkantzers,” 4/13/99, 2/1/04, 4/5/04, 8/22/05.
54. “Social Security Death Index,” 2/16/04, 1/30/07.
56. “Kanzer Family, ancestry.com, number 441,” 11/23/02, J. Michael Gilbreath, http://homepage.mac.com/gildell/HGPsRelatives/WC_TOC.HTM .
57. Email from Glen Kanzer, 11/02, 1/8/03, 1/5/06, 5/19/06, 12/25/08.
58. Email from Julia Pushkantser, 3/23/04.
59. Email from Dave Kanzer, 3/6/03.
60. “Birth Record,” Municipal Archives, New York, NY, Olga Zabludoff.
61. Email from Max Pushkantzer, 1/26/03, 7/4/04, 11/30/04, 9/8/05, 1/24/09, 3/8/10.
62. Email from Ilya and Lina Kanevskiy, “Kiev Pushkantsers,” 2/9/03, 2/15/04, 2/26/06, 1/28/08, 1/18/09.
63. Email from Beth Cohen, 3/5/03, 3/10/03.
64. Email from Chuck Kanzer, 3/6/03, 1/10/07.
65. Email from Bill Kanzer, 4/7/03, 2/1/04.
66. Email from Raina Kor, 5/24/03.
67. “JewishGen Burial Registry,” http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ , 7/24/2003, 4/18/08, 1/1/09.
68. “Phone call,” Corky Poskanzer, 8/7/03, 1/1/05.
69. Rabbi Ed Cohen, 8/5/03.
70. “Family List,” Vilkija, Kaunas, 1892-94, spredsheet, KAU-DIST-1890-1898-FLsent.xls, LitvakSIG, 4/17/2001.
71. “Ellis Island Passenger Record,” 12/20/03, Michael Gilbreath.
72. “Kaunas District Towndweller and Family List,” Rumsiskes, Kaunas, 1846, 1852, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org , 7/2/03, 7/24/04, 12/20/06.
73. “Taxpayers,” Rumsiskes, 1842, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org .
74. “Military List,” Kaunaus, Rumsiskes, Oct. 1868, speadsheet, KAU-DIST-ALL-FL-2.xls. LitvakSIG, 3/7/02.
75. “US Federal Census,” 1920, 9/03, 2/07, 11/08.
76. Email from Howard Figowitt, 9/11/2003.
77. Email from David S. Davidson, 10/13/03.
78. Email from Ina Fine, 10/11-24/03, 11/06, 9/07, 3/08, 1/5/11.
79. Email from Kate Nachman, 11/11/03.
80. Email from J. Michael Gilbreath, “Simon & Katie Kanzer descendant report,” 11/23/03, http://homepage.mac.com/gildell/HGPsRelatives/WC_TOC.HTM .
81. “Family List,” Kaunas, 1874, spreadsheet, KAU-DIST-1874.xls, LitvakSIG.
84. “Candle Taxpayers,” Kaunas, Rumsiskes, 1846-47, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org .
86. “Family List,” Kaunas, 1834, 1852, spreadsheet, KAU-DIST-FL-03-21-2004.xls, LitvakSIG.
90. “Merchants List,” Kaunaus, 1889, 1890, speadsheet, KAU-DIST-ALL-FL-2.xls, LitvakSIG, 3/7/02.
92. “Real Estate Owners, Taxpayers, Box Taxpayers, Rabbi Electors,” Kaunas, Kedainiai, Rumsiskes, 1840, 1849, 1855, 1877, 1910, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org .
93. Email from Elaine R. Collins, “Ecor Rosenberg family tree,” 12/22/03, 2/19/04, 12/27/08.
94. Email from J. Michael Gilbreath, “US census,” 12/24/03.
98. New York Times, obtained by J. Michael Gilbreath.
99. Email from Abby Smuckler, 2/1/04, 12/21/09, 10/14/11.
100. Email from Marcia Anouchi, 2/15/04, 12/29/04.
101. Email from Alla Goldstein, 16 Feb 04.
104. E-Mail from Abbey McLeod, 4/20/04, 10/8/04.
105. “Vital records - Dallas county, TX,” 1975, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/dallas/vitals/births/1975/dallb75k.txt .
106. “Marcus Poskanzer’s declaration of intention to become citizen,” 28 Dec 1920, Kings County, NY, Vol. 237, page 388: 118388, obtained by both Michael Gilbraith and Art Poskanzer.
107. Charles T. Faneuff, “Faneuff Family Tree,” http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/a/n/C...-0001/0000-0001.html , 11/1/04.
108. Marshall Davies Lloyd, “Family Tree,” http://www.gencircles.com/users/mlloyd/ , 11/1/04.
109. “US Federal census,” 1900, 11/04, 1/07, 11/08.
110. “US Federal census,” 1910, 11/04, 2/07, 11/08.
111. “Wedding announcement,” The Mifflinburg PA Telegraph, 2/11/1954, 1, http://worldvitalrecords.com/SingleIndexIndView.as...skanzer#centerapplet .
113. “Wedding Announcements,” Boston Jewish Advocate, http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/advocatew.htm .
114. Italian Genealogical Group, “NYC Brides and Grooms Index,” http://www.italiangen.org/NYCMarriage.stm , 11/04, 8/14/06.
115. “Florida Death Index,” 11/04.
116. “NY State Census,” Albany, 1915, 11/04, 2/07, 2/11.
117. “Phone call,” Nina Pushkantser, 11/28/04.
118. “Municipal Electors,” Rumsiskes, 1880, 1899, http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsea...[taxvoters]taxvoters , 12/20/06.
119. Email from Len Pushkantser, 12/12/04, 12/15/04, 11/28/07, 3/5/11.
120. “Visit,” Sally Poskanzer, 12/12/04, Walnut Creek, CA.
121. “Phone call,” Jean Poskanzer Rudnick, 12/19/04.
122. “Albany County NY Archives Military Records...Army Enlistees,” http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ny/albany/mil...nt/armyenli92gmt.txt , 7/7/07.
123. Email from Ingrid Rosenberg, “Robert Kenneth Rosenberg,” 12/29/04, 12/31/04.
124. Email from Stan Grayson, 1/16/05.
125. “Visit,” Jean Rudnick, 6/3/05, Brookline, MA.
127. “Visit, Elcy Poskanzer and Lainey Brody,” 16 June 05, Hudson, NH.
128. “Visit, Esther Carden and three children,” 7/4/05, San Francisco, CA.
129. Email from Mark Poskanzer, 7/6/05.
130. Email from Ed Rosenberg, 7/21/05.
131. “Photos from Ed and Dave Rosenberg,” 7/24/05.
132. “Esther Carden Obituary,” San Francisco Chronicle, 7/30/05.
133. “Phone calls,” Ann Rosenberg Kelleher and Ruthie Rosenberg Wolf, 8/6/05, 8/16/05.
136. Email from Andrew Kanzer, “Sam Kanzer Family,” 9/23/05, 1/4/06, 11/23/07.
137. Email from Harold Davidson, 9/22/05.
138. Email from Tanya Ries, 9/22/05.
139. Email from Mary & Joe Poskanzer, 10/5/05, 10/9/09.
140. Email from Anna Tiven Sachs, 10/3/05, 1/10/06, 12/25/06, 8/14/08, 1/1/11.
141. Email and photos from Susan and Corky Poskanzer, 10/10/05.
142. I. M. Levitas, THE BOOK OF MEMORY of the rithteous persons and victims of Babyj Yar, Jewish Council of Ukraine (2001), translated by Max Pushkantser.
143. Email from Barbara Rozinsky, 11/21/05, 1/4/08, 12/25/08, 4/25/12.
144. Email from Barbara Poskanzer, 11/23/05.
145. Susan Poskanzer with translations by Olga Zabludoff, “Albany Cemeteries,” http://art.poskanzer.org/photos/cemeteriesAlbany/index.html , 11/2005.
146. Max Pushkantser, “old photos,” http://art.poskanzer.org/photos/Max/ .
147. Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense, USSR, Red Army Jewish soldiers, killed in battles or missing in action in World War II, Book of Memory translated by Boris Feldblyum, 3, 175.
148. Union of Jewish War veterans and Invalids, USSR, Red Army Jewish soldiers, killed in battles or missing in action in World War II, Book of Memory translated by Boris Feldblyum, http://www.obd-memorial.ru/, 6, 218.
149. “Naturalization records,” 11/30/05, Albany, NY.
150. “Sophie Barbara Poskanzer, Petition for Naturalization,” 12/26/44, Eastern District, Brooklyn, NY, vol. 1509 #419688.
151. “Marcus Poskanzer’s Petition for Naturalization,” 9/25/24, Eastern District, Brooklyn, NY, Vol 135, #32971: 2060097.
152. “Bessie Kanzer petition for Naturalization,” 1940, Eastern District, Brooklyn, NY, vol. 1080 #298567.
153. “Police Report for Abram Davidovich Pushkantser,” 7/24/24, State Archive of Republic of Moldova, Fund 679, description 1, dossier 14578, Illegally crossed border from USSR to Bessarabia, Translated from Romanian to Russian by Veaceslav Stavila and then to English by Max Pushkantser.
154. Yad Vashem, “Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names,” http://www1.yadvashem.org/remembrance/names/site/home_names.html , 11/04.
155. “Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors,” 10/21/05, US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
156. “US National Archives & Records Admin.,” 12/15/05, aad.archives.gov/aad.
157. Email from Charles Newton Poskanzer, 12/24/05.
158. Email from Jane Frueh, with help from her mother Gilda Harrison, and an 4/5/90 interview with lillian Feldman, 12/26/05, 12/30/05, 3/2/11.
159. Ilya Kanevskiy, “old photos,” http://art.poskanzer.org/photos/IlyaKanevskiy/ , 2/12/06.
160. Email from Carol Harrison Letteney, 3/7/06.
161. Email from Max Pushkantzer, “based on letter from Andrey Pushkantsev,” 4/23/06.
162. Email from Sunny Fink, 5/18-19/06.
163. Email from Jerry Eisner, 6/11/06.
164. Email from Mike Eisner, 6/13/06.
165. Email from Hillary Tiven, 6/13/06, 4/8/08.
167. “Visit of Ilya Kanevskiy and family,” 21 Aug 2006, NYC.
168. “Visit to Boris Pushkanzer,” 22 Aug 2006, Queens, NY.
169. “Visit to Arkady Pushkantser,” 23 Aug 2006, Brooklyn, NY.
170. Email from Max Pushkantzer, “based on letter from Vladimir Borisovich Pushkantser,” 8/19/06.
171. “Soldiers of the Great War,” http://english.pobediteli.ru/ , 12/19/2005.
172. “York Daily Record (PA),” February 7, 2004.
173. Ina Fine, “gravestones,” 9/10/06.
174. Larry Freund, “photos of Diement/Moss gravestones,” 9/20/06.
175. Email from Shelley Gliedman, 9/20/06, 5/12/09, 4/19/12.
176. J. Michael Gilbreath, “Kanzer Family,” http://homepage.mac.com/gildell/HGPsRelatives/WC_TOC.HTM , 10/3/06.
177. “Samuel Kanzer and Carrie Nackman marriage certificate,” 10/29/07, obtained by J. Michael Gilbreath.
178. Email from Oleg Pushkantser, 10/21/06, 12/27/08.
179. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum & JewishGen, “Jewish Refugees in Tashkent,” http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees/name_list.php#top , 12/4/06, 7/28/09.
181. “New York Passenger Lists,” http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&db...offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 , 12/13/06, 3/28/07.
183. “Lithuania Births,” 12/20/06, All Lithuania Database, http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/searchald.htm .
184. Stuart Shikora, 12/27/06.
185. Ancestry, “City Directories, Albany, NY, 1928, 1957,” http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8773&path=Albany , 3/18/07.
186. Ancestry, “City Directories, Rensselaer, NY, 1928,” http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8773&path=Rensselaer , 3/18/07.
187. Ancestry, “US WW II Draft Registration Card,” http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=...src=&pid=2927355 , 3/21/07.
188. Ancestry, “US WW II Army Enlistment Record,” http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gl=allg...9&gsln=poskanzer , 3/21/07.
189. Ancestry, “WW I Draft Registration Cards,” http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gl=allg...9&gsln=poskanzer , 3/21/07, 11/08.
190. “Elcy Poskanzer obituary,” Marblehead Reporter, March 05, 2007, http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/viewbody.aspx?...-6459299841380274281 .
191. Email from Charles Leo Poskanzer, 3/25/07.
192. German Genealogy Group, “NYC Death Index,” http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/ , 3/28/07.
193. “Hamburg Passenger Lists,” http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&db...offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 , 3/28/07.
194. Russians to America, 1850-1896, http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/ifa/co_360toc.html , CD360, 12/1/04.
195. Email from Robert Kanzer, 3/28/07.
196. “Kiev Gubernia Duma Voters List,” http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsearch~model1~kiev_duma , 6/22/05.
197. “Eliash-Hirsh citizenship application,” 9/4/1906, New Britain, CT.
198. “Elias Rosenberg Obituary,” New Britain Herald, 10/28/1926, 1, newspaper.
199. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, “Records of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry,” http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&am...ypl&h=4038140408 , 4/14/07.
200. Boston Globe.
202. “California Marriage Index,” 7/18/07, Ancestry.
203. “California Divorce Index,” 7/18/07, Ancestry.
205. Email from Sarah Tiven, 11/26/07, 4/21/08, 8/14/08.
206. “Tent Party 2007,” 8/12/07, Hudson, NH, Art Poskanzer.
207. Ina Fine, “cemetery photos,” http://art.poskanzer.org/photos/Davidson/index.html, 9/21/07.
208. Email from Anna Khelemsky, “Mendel Pushkantser family tree,” 9/24/07, 8/3/11, 11/24/12.
209. Email from Josh Davidson, 10/21/07.
210. “Rumsiskes Birth Records,” 2/23/08, spreadsheet, LitvakSIG KAU-RUM-1854_1915-Births.xls.
212. Email from Alex Pushkanzer, 3/24/08.
213. “US Naturalization Records,” 6/1/08, Ancestry.
214. facebook, http://www.facebook.com/.
215. “Rumsiskes Marriage Records,” 11/8/08, 1/2/09, 11/27/09, spreadsheet, LitvakSIG KAU-RUM-1854_1914-Marriages.xls.
216. “The Jewish Chronicle,” Schenectady, NY.
217. “Miami Herald.”
218. Myra Harris, 1 Oct 08.
219. Email from Bernice Peshkin Lebowitz, 12/25/08.
220. “Rumsiskes Death Records,” 2/8/09, spreadsheet, LitvakSIG KAU-RUM-1854_1923-deaths.xls.
221. Email from Sally Ann Tiven Tuchman, 2/18/09.
222. “Kaunas Family List,” 4/19/09, 9/26/10, spreadsheet, LitvakSIG KAU-KAU-FL-1858-1897-M-S.
223. “Vilijampole Marriages,” Apr 22, 2009, spreadsheet, LitvakSig KAU-VIL-1855-1914-Marriages.xls.
224. “Vilijampole_Births,” Apr 26, 2009, spreadsheet KAU-VIL-1854-1914-Births.xls, LitvakSig.
225. “phone call,” Chales Leo Poskanzer, 7/8/09.
227. “Kaunas Birth Records,” spreadsheet, LitvakSIG Births 1842-1914_Kaunas.xls.
228. Email from Melanie Bone, 12/1/09.
229. Email from Dan Poskanzer, 12/1/09.
230. Email from Alex Volinsky, 12/6/09.
231. myheritage.com, 12/15/09.
232. “Kaunas Marriage Records,” 12/18/09, 4/23/11, spreadsheet, KAU-KAU-1881-1939-Marriages.xls.
236. Marcia Anouchi’s Facebook photos, 10 Mar 10.
237. “Naturalization,” 7/16/1890, 9/6/1887, Albany, NY, Albany County Hall of records.
238. “letter from Adele Pushkantser,” Adele Pushkantser, 4/12/10, Max Pushkantser, Dusseldorf, Germany.
241. Email from Melodie W. Tegay, 6/22/10, 1/2/11.
242. “Kaunas Death Records,” 7/10/10, spreadsheet, LitvakSIG Deaths 1865-1914_Kaunas.xls.
244. “Marion and Philip Kaye Family,” Aug 2010, William G. Kaye.
245. Epstein, Frank, Translation of Lite, vol. 1, Mendel Sudarsky, New York: Jewish-Cultural Society, 1951, Reminiscences of Kaunas: Childhood Years – Kaunas, A Religious Jewish City – Benevolent Associations – Associations for the World Beyond – The Revolutionary Era – The “Bund” in Kaunas.-, pages 1191 - 1202, http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html.
246. Miriam Niv, Pinkas Hakehillot Lita, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1996, Translation of the “Kaunas” chapter, http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00512.html.
258. Email from Mike Poskanzer, 1/2/11.
259. Email from Lisa Kor, 1/3/11.
260. Email from Shelley Hecht, 1/4/11.
261. Email from Alisa Poskanzer, 1/6/11.
262. “Kanzer headstones,” http://www.mounthebroncemetery.com/, Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, NY.
263. Ancestry, “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956,” http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1075, 2/11.
264. “draft list,” Kaunas, 1876, spread sheet, KAU-UZD- 1876-dl.xls, 3/11.
265. “Vilkija Death Records,” 3/14/11, spreadsheet, KAU-VILKIJA-1844_1926-Deaths.xls.
266. Troy Irish Genealogical Society , “Rensselaer County Marriage ,” http://www.mocavo.com/visit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.r...l2-Po-Py-Webpage.htm, 4/8/11.
267. “US Federal Census, 1930,” Familysearch, 7/18/11.
268. Email from Avi Anouchi, 8/3/11.
269. Email from Harriet Howard-Borenstein, “Samuel Kanzer family,” 8/8/11.
270. “Email from Harriet Ruth Cohen,” 8/23/11.
276. “Kaunas Death Records,” 11/1/11, spreadsheet, KAU-KAU-1927-1934- Deaths.xls.
277. Email from Omry Kaplan-Feuereisen, “Sore-Malke,” 11/18/11, All Lithuanian Database.
278. “draft list,” Kaunas, 1878, spread sheet, KAU-KAU- 1878-DL.xls, 2/5/12.
279. “Divorce records,” 4/14/12, Vilijampole, KAU-VIL-1854-1914-Div.xsl.
281. Email from David Rosenberg, 11/13/12.
282. Email from Rich Poskanzer, 11/13/12.
283. Email from Cindy Cohen, 8/4/11.