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Re: Los Angeles--Libraries?? #general

Susan
 

In soc.genealogy.jewish dkazez@wittenberg.EDU (Daniel Kazez)
wrote:

I will be visiting Los Angeles soon. What library should I visit to
examine telephone books and city directories for L.A. >from the 1920's
to 1970s? What library would be best for California records in this
time period?
I would guess the Main Library, 630 W. 5th St. in downtown
L.A. Try www.lapl.org/admin/laplgen/html.

Susan Silberstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Los Angeles--Libraries?? #general

Susan
 

In soc.genealogy.jewish dkazez@wittenberg.EDU (Daniel Kazez)
wrote:

I will be visiting Los Angeles soon. What library should I visit to
examine telephone books and city directories for L.A. >from the 1920's
to 1970s? What library would be best for California records in this
time period?
I would guess the Main Library, 630 W. 5th St. in downtown
L.A. Try www.lapl.org/admin/laplgen/html.

Susan Silberstein


Corinne's server was down #general

Corinne Silver <silverlining@...>
 

If you have sent an email to either Corinne Silver
silverlining@callnetuk.com
or Yosef Silver
yosef@callnetuk.com
within the last 24 hours please resend as our emails got deleted by the
server!
Apologies


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Corinne's server was down #general

Corinne Silver <silverlining@...>
 

If you have sent an email to either Corinne Silver
silverlining@callnetuk.com
or Yosef Silver
yosef@callnetuk.com
within the last 24 hours please resend as our emails got deleted by the
server!
Apologies


Re: Meaning of phrase and event #general

Paul Silverstone <paulh@...>
 

Mendel Beiliss was falsely accused of murdering a Christian boy in
Kiev. The boy's mutilated body was discovered on a Sunday morning in
March 1911. Beiliss was charged with killing him to use the blood for
matzahs for Passover. It was a very celebrated case and he was
eventually acquitted.
See the book "Blood Accusation: the Strange History of the Beiliss Case"
by Maurice Samuel. 1966.


Frieda Libaw wrote:


Also can anyone give me info on what appears to be an infamous,
anti-semitic trial in Poland around 1912? I came across it in the
course of translating a portion of a Lipno, Poland yitzkor book.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York

reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: There were several replies to this question.
Thanks to Naomi Fatouros, Batya Olsen, Alan Shuchat. The
question having been answered, this thread is closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meaning of phrase and event #general

Paul Silverstone <paulh@...>
 

Mendel Beiliss was falsely accused of murdering a Christian boy in
Kiev. The boy's mutilated body was discovered on a Sunday morning in
March 1911. Beiliss was charged with killing him to use the blood for
matzahs for Passover. It was a very celebrated case and he was
eventually acquitted.
See the book "Blood Accusation: the Strange History of the Beiliss Case"
by Maurice Samuel. 1966.


Frieda Libaw wrote:


Also can anyone give me info on what appears to be an infamous,
anti-semitic trial in Poland around 1912? I came across it in the
course of translating a portion of a Lipno, Poland yitzkor book.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York

reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: There were several replies to this question.
Thanks to Naomi Fatouros, Batya Olsen, Alan Shuchat. The
question having been answered, this thread is closed.


Russian district names #general

Estelle Wolfers <EWolfers@...>
 

Does anyone know how to find a named district in Russia? I am looking for
the location of the village of Vidz in Kovna Geberna. Shtetl-seeker can
find several possibilities for Vidz in Russia and Belarus, but I can't
cross-reference these with the district and I can't find the district on
a general map.

Estelle Wolfers, Ipswich UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian district names #general

Estelle Wolfers <EWolfers@...>
 

Does anyone know how to find a named district in Russia? I am looking for
the location of the village of Vidz in Kovna Geberna. Shtetl-seeker can
find several possibilities for Vidz in Russia and Belarus, but I can't
cross-reference these with the district and I can't find the district on
a general map.

Estelle Wolfers, Ipswich UK


passengier lists & sharing a success #general

Rakoff125
 

friends,
I just discovered a site that sells original passenger lists; none of my ships
are on it but someone of you may get lucky so check-
http://www.oceanliner.com/passlist.htm
Might I add, If any one purchases one can you make the lists available through
Jewish Gen?
I have no financial interest and get no benefit >from sharing this information.

As a separate issue-this community really works! I have found major "limbs"
on my family tree that I never knew existed and have met and connected with
several families, including a wonderful 88 year old 5th cousin who remembers
my grandparents wedding and had lots of information to share. The bigger irony
is he was being admitted to a hospital 2 miles >from my house, where his
daughter worked! This is indeed a small world after all.
Linda Rakoff, Newton, MA

MODERATOR NOTE: Posted as a one-time mention of commercial source of
"possible" information of value to genealogists.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen passengier lists & sharing a success #general

Rakoff125
 

friends,
I just discovered a site that sells original passenger lists; none of my ships
are on it but someone of you may get lucky so check-
http://www.oceanliner.com/passlist.htm
Might I add, If any one purchases one can you make the lists available through
Jewish Gen?
I have no financial interest and get no benefit >from sharing this information.

As a separate issue-this community really works! I have found major "limbs"
on my family tree that I never knew existed and have met and connected with
several families, including a wonderful 88 year old 5th cousin who remembers
my grandparents wedding and had lots of information to share. The bigger irony
is he was being admitted to a hospital 2 miles >from my house, where his
daughter worked! This is indeed a small world after all.
Linda Rakoff, Newton, MA

MODERATOR NOTE: Posted as a one-time mention of commercial source of
"possible" information of value to genealogists.


Re: Pogremanski #lithuania

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

When Eric signed the JewishGen Guest Book, he indicated:

fyafollow@aol.com

I cannot verify that he'll get your message, but at least my message to
him didn't bounce.


Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN =[;-)
===================
On Sun, 21 Mar 1999 16:42:01 +0200 Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@actcom.co.il>
writes:

The name Eric Page-Pogremanski caught my eye. (Since he did not post
his e-mail address, I am posting this to the group).


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Pogremanski #lithuania

Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
 

When Eric signed the JewishGen Guest Book, he indicated:

fyafollow@aol.com

I cannot verify that he'll get your message, but at least my message to
him didn't bounce.


Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN =[;-)
===================
On Sun, 21 Mar 1999 16:42:01 +0200 Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@actcom.co.il>
writes:

The name Eric Page-Pogremanski caught my eye. (Since he did not post
his e-mail address, I am posting this to the group).


Re: Jewish (or Yiddish) name #general

Simon Barak
 

Jeremy is of course (as any dictionary\encyclopedia\book will
tell you) the short version for Jeremias = the english version
of the prophet Yirmiahu.

Frieda Libaw wrote:

Can anybody out there tell me what would be a Jewish or Yiddish
rendering of the name Jeremy?

Thanks.

Frieda Libaw

mailto:fbl2@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish (or Yiddish) name #general

Simon Barak
 

Jeremy is of course (as any dictionary\encyclopedia\book will
tell you) the short version for Jeremias = the english version
of the prophet Yirmiahu.

Frieda Libaw wrote:

Can anybody out there tell me what would be a Jewish or Yiddish
rendering of the name Jeremy?

Thanks.

Frieda Libaw

mailto:fbl2@earthlink.net


SMIEDT #lithuania

Heastern <heastern@...>
 

Anyone out there know the origins of the surname SMIEDT ?

Anyone got any connections to SMIEDT (Originally >from the areas Plunjan
and Neustadt ? )

My paternal great (SMIEDT ) grandfather left Lithuania , via Bremen
onto England, and finally settling in South Africa around 1875.
Most of his siblings followed to South Africa, some years later,
but there were 2 brothers that apparently went to the USA at the turn
of this century, and before my time, contact was lost with them.

By a slim chance, are there any fellow LitvakSIGers , with any possible
connections ?


Regards,
Herb EPSTEIN
(Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Researching: >from Lithuania SMIEDT, EPSTEIN (and FINKELSTEIN, originally
from Romania)

Herb Epstein
Heastern Industries Pty Ltd
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Fax: +61-3-9894 1216 Phone: +61-3-9894 1228


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SMIEDT #lithuania

Heastern <heastern@...>
 

Anyone out there know the origins of the surname SMIEDT ?

Anyone got any connections to SMIEDT (Originally >from the areas Plunjan
and Neustadt ? )

My paternal great (SMIEDT ) grandfather left Lithuania , via Bremen
onto England, and finally settling in South Africa around 1875.
Most of his siblings followed to South Africa, some years later,
but there were 2 brothers that apparently went to the USA at the turn
of this century, and before my time, contact was lost with them.

By a slim chance, are there any fellow LitvakSIGers , with any possible
connections ?


Regards,
Herb EPSTEIN
(Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Researching: >from Lithuania SMIEDT, EPSTEIN (and FINKELSTEIN, originally
from Romania)

Herb Epstein
Heastern Industries Pty Ltd
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Fax: +61-3-9894 1216 Phone: +61-3-9894 1228


English versions of Hebrew names #lithuania

Morris Stillman <stillmm@...>
 

There is no CERTAIN connection between English & Hebrew names unless a
direct translation was made by the parents. My wife & I believe that the
English & Hebrew names should be EXACTLY the same, but in the case of our
daughter we named her Rebecca Amy in English, and Batya Ahuva in Hebrew -
because my grandmother (Basha Liebe) was known as "Becky" in English.

A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF PARENTS NAMED THEIR CHILDREN THE HEBREW NAME OF THEIR
PARENT (or whoever they wanted to honor) AND THEN PICKED AN ENGLISH NAME
STARTING WITH A LETTER THAT HAD THE SAME SOUND OF THE FIRST LETTER OF THE
HEBREW NAME (in many cases because they wanted a name that sounded more
modern - or less Jewish - or more American, English or Spanish etc.).

I know many people named Moshe whose English names are Murray, Max, Marc,
Morris, Manfred, Maurice, Morton, Michael, Mark, etc. - but there is NO
CONNECTION between these names and their Hebrew names.

Morris (Moshe) Stillman
Englewood, NJ
*********************************************************************
MORRIS STILLMAN STILLMM@CYBERNEX.NET
also: stillmm@vjmail.com (backup address)

Researching: STILLMAN (originally >from Jurburg)
KRAMER (originally >from Kurenitz)
MOHL ( " " Lancut and then Dusseldorf)
DAVIDSON ( " " Lemberg and then Zurich)
*********************************************************************


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania English versions of Hebrew names #lithuania

Morris Stillman <stillmm@...>
 

There is no CERTAIN connection between English & Hebrew names unless a
direct translation was made by the parents. My wife & I believe that the
English & Hebrew names should be EXACTLY the same, but in the case of our
daughter we named her Rebecca Amy in English, and Batya Ahuva in Hebrew -
because my grandmother (Basha Liebe) was known as "Becky" in English.

A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF PARENTS NAMED THEIR CHILDREN THE HEBREW NAME OF THEIR
PARENT (or whoever they wanted to honor) AND THEN PICKED AN ENGLISH NAME
STARTING WITH A LETTER THAT HAD THE SAME SOUND OF THE FIRST LETTER OF THE
HEBREW NAME (in many cases because they wanted a name that sounded more
modern - or less Jewish - or more American, English or Spanish etc.).

I know many people named Moshe whose English names are Murray, Max, Marc,
Morris, Manfred, Maurice, Morton, Michael, Mark, etc. - but there is NO
CONNECTION between these names and their Hebrew names.

Morris (Moshe) Stillman
Englewood, NJ
*********************************************************************
MORRIS STILLMAN STILLMM@CYBERNEX.NET
also: stillmm@vjmail.com (backup address)

Researching: STILLMAN (originally >from Jurburg)
KRAMER (originally >from Kurenitz)
MOHL ( " " Lancut and then Dusseldorf)
DAVIDSON ( " " Lemberg and then Zurich)
*********************************************************************


Re: Pogremanski #lithuania

Len613@...
 

In a message dated 3/23/99 8:06:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
avkrauss@actcom.co.il writes:

<< The name Eric Page-Pogremanski caught my eye. (Since he did not post his e-
maila
address, I am posting this to the group).

Hi Avrohom,

My father's original name was Posumansky, or some variant thereof. Is this a
possible variant of the name you write of?

Len Mansky
*********

There was a famous Torah scholar who passed away at young age named Rabbi
Mordechai
("Motl") Pogremanski who learned in the Yeshiva of Telshe, Lithuania. >>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Pogremanski #lithuania

Len613@...
 

In a message dated 3/23/99 8:06:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
avkrauss@actcom.co.il writes:

<< The name Eric Page-Pogremanski caught my eye. (Since he did not post his e-
maila
address, I am posting this to the group).

Hi Avrohom,

My father's original name was Posumansky, or some variant thereof. Is this a
possible variant of the name you write of?

Len Mansky
*********

There was a famous Torah scholar who passed away at young age named Rabbi
Mordechai
("Motl") Pogremanski who learned in the Yeshiva of Telshe, Lithuania. >>