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Re: Where's Cuxhaven #general

Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>
 

Selma Neubauer asked:
The S.S. "Araguaya" of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. (line)
left "Cuxhaven" on December 6, 1922, and arrived in New York on
December 19, 1922 (according to the manifest). According to
Morton Allen, the ship left >from Hamburg. Does anyone know
where and what Cuxhaven is?
Hamburg is about 75 miles inland up the River Elbe; Cuxhaven is
where the Elbe joins the North Sea. I believe the river pilot is
dropped there.

So the difference is that Morton Allen gives the passenger port
while the manifest lists the actual departure point >from Germany.

Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada af877@freenet.carleton.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where's Cuxhaven #general

Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>
 

Selma Neubauer asked:
The S.S. "Araguaya" of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. (line)
left "Cuxhaven" on December 6, 1922, and arrived in New York on
December 19, 1922 (according to the manifest). According to
Morton Allen, the ship left >from Hamburg. Does anyone know
where and what Cuxhaven is?
Hamburg is about 75 miles inland up the River Elbe; Cuxhaven is
where the Elbe joins the North Sea. I believe the river pilot is
dropped there.

So the difference is that Morton Allen gives the passenger port
while the manifest lists the actual departure point >from Germany.

Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada af877@freenet.carleton.ca


Ellis Island Exhibit and Discussion #general

Stew Driller <sdriller@...>
 

The Museum of the City of New York is presenting an exhibit
showing the present condition of the buildings on the south
side of Ellis Island. "Forgotten Gateway: The Abandoned
Buildings of Ellis Island" consists of photographs by Larry
Racioppo and is on view through February 13.

There is also a panel discussion this Tuesday, Jan 18, at 6pm
-- "Planning Ellis Island's Future". The Museum is closed to
the public Tuesdays, but if you arrive early you may be able
to sneak upstairs to see the exhibit (at least you could last
week before another discussion). Enter on 104th St.

The Museum is at Fifth Ave and 103rd St.

Stew Driller
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island Exhibit and Discussion #general

Stew Driller <sdriller@...>
 

The Museum of the City of New York is presenting an exhibit
showing the present condition of the buildings on the south
side of Ellis Island. "Forgotten Gateway: The Abandoned
Buildings of Ellis Island" consists of photographs by Larry
Racioppo and is on view through February 13.

There is also a panel discussion this Tuesday, Jan 18, at 6pm
-- "Planning Ellis Island's Future". The Museum is closed to
the public Tuesdays, but if you arrive early you may be able
to sneak upstairs to see the exhibit (at least you could last
week before another discussion). Enter on 104th St.

The Museum is at Fifth Ave and 103rd St.

Stew Driller
New York City


Posting Surnames on the E-mail List #general

Helene Kenvin <HKENVIN/0005734940@...>
 

I disagree with those who say that posting the names you are researching
on the JewishGen e-mail list is redundant if they are in the JGFF.

When your ancestors had unusual surnames such as Pretzelfelder or Haggendorf,
JGFF is invaluable because anyone researching your surname is likely to be
related to you. For people like me, who are researching common Jewish
surnames such as SCHWARTZ, WEISMAN, WEISS, or COHEN, the JGFF is of limited
use. E-mail postings may be crucial to our research.

In April, 1998, someone sent a query to the list about the family of Harris
COHEN of NYC. I replied: "COHEN is a nightmare >from a genealogical point
of view, so I answer your posting about Harris Cohen with excitement. If
we've made a hit, I've been looking for this branch of our family for 20
years."

It took us two months until we sorted through discrepancies in the information
we each had and confirmed that Jack Carter's great-grandfather Harris and
my great-grandfather Alexander were indeed brothers. Their descendants had
been out of touch for almost one-hundred years. Our meeting that summer in
Los Angeles was a joyful event that took place thanks to the JewishGen
e-mail list.

Helene Kenvin
<0005734940@mcimail.com>

Researching: COHEN (Gnesen, Prussia; 19th century NYC and Richmond,VA);
JACOBS (Prussia; 19th century Richmond, VA, NYC and Albany, NY);
SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc, Hungary); WIESENTHAL (Skala Zbrucz, AH);
WEISMAN (Trembovla/Semanov, AH); WAXMAN, EINBINDER,
COHEN (Kalarash, Bessarabia).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Posting Surnames on the E-mail List #general

Helene Kenvin <HKENVIN/0005734940@...>
 

I disagree with those who say that posting the names you are researching
on the JewishGen e-mail list is redundant if they are in the JGFF.

When your ancestors had unusual surnames such as Pretzelfelder or Haggendorf,
JGFF is invaluable because anyone researching your surname is likely to be
related to you. For people like me, who are researching common Jewish
surnames such as SCHWARTZ, WEISMAN, WEISS, or COHEN, the JGFF is of limited
use. E-mail postings may be crucial to our research.

In April, 1998, someone sent a query to the list about the family of Harris
COHEN of NYC. I replied: "COHEN is a nightmare >from a genealogical point
of view, so I answer your posting about Harris Cohen with excitement. If
we've made a hit, I've been looking for this branch of our family for 20
years."

It took us two months until we sorted through discrepancies in the information
we each had and confirmed that Jack Carter's great-grandfather Harris and
my great-grandfather Alexander were indeed brothers. Their descendants had
been out of touch for almost one-hundred years. Our meeting that summer in
Los Angeles was a joyful event that took place thanks to the JewishGen
e-mail list.

Helene Kenvin
<0005734940@mcimail.com>

Researching: COHEN (Gnesen, Prussia; 19th century NYC and Richmond,VA);
JACOBS (Prussia; 19th century Richmond, VA, NYC and Albany, NY);
SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc, Hungary); WIESENTHAL (Skala Zbrucz, AH);
WEISMAN (Trembovla/Semanov, AH); WAXMAN, EINBINDER,
COHEN (Kalarash, Bessarabia).


Re: jri-pl digest: January 02, 2000 #poland

Les Amer <lesamer@...>
 

Hello

I have put in a request for vital records of my family with the Polish Consulate in Los
Angeles. It was with a money order for $20.00. I have not yet gotten a response, although
it was given to the Consulate in July, 1999.

JRI-Poland digest wrote:

JRI-Poland Digest for Sunday, January 02, 2000.

1. Polish research

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Polish research
From: jsher@mindspring.com
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 22:57:00 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

I sent a money order to Poland for genealogy research and I got it back =
in the mail with a letter in Polish which I cannot read. The money =
order needs to be international, that part I figured out anyway, so I =
went to the post office and they said the only way to do it was to pay =
$8.50 and the check first goes to St. Louis and then they send it to =
Poland. Has that been your experience? Is there an easier or cheaper =
way?

---

END OF DIGEST

The JRI - Poland project is hosted by JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy.
Visit the JewishGen home page at http://www.jewishgen.org

The JRI - Poland database is a tool for the research of Jewish vital records of Poland.
See the JRI web site at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl.

Posts to this site should be related to the JRI - Poland database
and not personal research. Private research requests, not related
to the JRI - Poland database, should be posted on JewishGen.

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JRI Poland #Poland Re: jri-pl digest: January 02, 2000 #poland

Les Amer <lesamer@...>
 

Hello

I have put in a request for vital records of my family with the Polish Consulate in Los
Angeles. It was with a money order for $20.00. I have not yet gotten a response, although
it was given to the Consulate in July, 1999.

JRI-Poland digest wrote:

JRI-Poland Digest for Sunday, January 02, 2000.

1. Polish research

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Polish research
From: jsher@mindspring.com
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 22:57:00 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

I sent a money order to Poland for genealogy research and I got it back =
in the mail with a letter in Polish which I cannot read. The money =
order needs to be international, that part I figured out anyway, so I =
went to the post office and they said the only way to do it was to pay =
$8.50 and the check first goes to St. Louis and then they send it to =
Poland. Has that been your experience? Is there an easier or cheaper =
way?

---

END OF DIGEST

The JRI - Poland project is hosted by JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy.
Visit the JewishGen home page at http://www.jewishgen.org

The JRI - Poland database is a tool for the research of Jewish vital records of Poland.
See the JRI web site at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl.

Posts to this site should be related to the JRI - Poland database
and not personal research. Private research requests, not related
to the JRI - Poland database, should be posted on JewishGen.

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To unsubscribe send email to $subst('Email.Unsub')


California Street, San Francisco, in 1950 #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Is there anyone who has access to a reverse San Francisco directory from
1950? According to the Arolson records >from the Red Cross Tracing Service,
one of my cousins left for a particular address in San Francisco, fleeing
the terrible years she spent in a concentration camp and the destruction of
all she held dear in her native Germany.

Please contact me privately if you are able to get your hands on a reverse
directory [according to address] and can do a lookup for me. Many thanks
in advance!

Martha Lev-Zion in Israel

Researching:
LEVINSON, [Goldingen, Latvia]
LIEBERTHAL, HIM[M]ELHOCH [Latvia, worldwide]
ROTHSCHILD [Altenschoenbach, Lower Franconia, Bavaria]
BERNET, HIMMELREICH [Frensdorf, Bamberg, Franconia, Bavaria]
STRAUS[S] [Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen California Street, San Francisco, in 1950 #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Is there anyone who has access to a reverse San Francisco directory from
1950? According to the Arolson records >from the Red Cross Tracing Service,
one of my cousins left for a particular address in San Francisco, fleeing
the terrible years she spent in a concentration camp and the destruction of
all she held dear in her native Germany.

Please contact me privately if you are able to get your hands on a reverse
directory [according to address] and can do a lookup for me. Many thanks
in advance!

Martha Lev-Zion in Israel

Researching:
LEVINSON, [Goldingen, Latvia]
LIEBERTHAL, HIM[M]ELHOCH [Latvia, worldwide]
ROTHSCHILD [Altenschoenbach, Lower Franconia, Bavaria]
BERNET, HIMMELREICH [Frensdorf, Bamberg, Franconia, Bavaria]
STRAUS[S] [Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany]


Chatham, Ontario, Canada - APPLEBAUM #general

Fred Apel <fredapel@...>
 

I am looking for APPLEBAUM family in Canada. My GGF, Shoal (Saul)
Applebaum, came >from the Iwaniska, Poland. >from a shtetle named
Iwaniska. He went to Canada in the early 1900's and then to the US.
After a few years, he divorced his wife, left his children and moved
to Chatham, Ontario, Canada where he remarried and started a second
family. He may have changed his name to APPLETON.
Any information will be appreciated.

Fred Apel of Michigan
mail to fredapel@usa.net

researching APPLEBAUM, SCHWARTZ, POLLAK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chatham, Ontario, Canada - APPLEBAUM #general

Fred Apel <fredapel@...>
 

I am looking for APPLEBAUM family in Canada. My GGF, Shoal (Saul)
Applebaum, came >from the Iwaniska, Poland. >from a shtetle named
Iwaniska. He went to Canada in the early 1900's and then to the US.
After a few years, he divorced his wife, left his children and moved
to Chatham, Ontario, Canada where he remarried and started a second
family. He may have changed his name to APPLETON.
Any information will be appreciated.

Fred Apel of Michigan
mail to fredapel@usa.net

researching APPLEBAUM, SCHWARTZ, POLLAK


information on Rabbi Maymin #general

Margarita Maymi <jgmm22@...>
 

I will appreciate any information on Rabbi Maymin who wrote a rhymed
eulogy for the death of Ibn Aqnin in Egypt...?, around the 12th-13th
century. Also on Albert Memmi, a very famous writer >from Tunisia based
in Paris. He wrote many books and was a philosophy professor.

Thank you in advance,

M.Maymi


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen information on Rabbi Maymin #general

Margarita Maymi <jgmm22@...>
 

I will appreciate any information on Rabbi Maymin who wrote a rhymed
eulogy for the death of Ibn Aqnin in Egypt...?, around the 12th-13th
century. Also on Albert Memmi, a very famous writer >from Tunisia based
in Paris. He wrote many books and was a philosophy professor.

Thank you in advance,

M.Maymi


English kinuis instead of Polish names? #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Dear Genners

I have a marriage certificate >from England 1917 where the bride Bella
Barnett (came >from Latvia abt. 1906, where her name according to passport
dokument was Shifra Faiveleva Levitskaja) gives her father's name as
Philip Barnett. Her father, whose name must have been Faivel Levitsky,
never left Latvia, as far as I know. She and her older brother took the
surname Barnett upon arrival in England.

Would it be normal practice for new emigrants to use English kinui names
for their parents, even though the same parents never left East Europe?

If that is the case I was too quick to dismiss a 1918 naturalization
document in Kew, where the mother's name was given as Millicent. I knew
the mother died in Poland in 1860-70, so I just couldn't see her as
Millicent, to my ear a very English name. Later inf. seems to indicate
that her given name was Malcha - and Millicent is one of the kinui names
for Malcha!!

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen English kinuis instead of Polish names? #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Dear Genners

I have a marriage certificate >from England 1917 where the bride Bella
Barnett (came >from Latvia abt. 1906, where her name according to passport
dokument was Shifra Faiveleva Levitskaja) gives her father's name as
Philip Barnett. Her father, whose name must have been Faivel Levitsky,
never left Latvia, as far as I know. She and her older brother took the
surname Barnett upon arrival in England.

Would it be normal practice for new emigrants to use English kinui names
for their parents, even though the same parents never left East Europe?

If that is the case I was too quick to dismiss a 1918 naturalization
document in Kew, where the mother's name was given as Millicent. I knew
the mother died in Poland in 1860-70, so I just couldn't see her as
Millicent, to my ear a very English name. Later inf. seems to indicate
that her given name was Malcha - and Millicent is one of the kinui names
for Malcha!!

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark


Toponyms - when? #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Dear Genners

I am researching the name Przasnyszer (with alternative spellings) >from
Plock. Obviously the family origins go back to Przanysz (apart >from the
name itself the -er ending indicate that area), but I wonder: would
residents of Przasnysz take such a name or - and that's what I think -
would they acquire it only after they had left the town?

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Toponyms - when? #general

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

Dear Genners

I am researching the name Przasnyszer (with alternative spellings) >from
Plock. Obviously the family origins go back to Przanysz (apart >from the
name itself the -er ending indicate that area), but I wonder: would
residents of Przasnysz take such a name or - and that's what I think -
would they acquire it only after they had left the town?

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark


SIG Archives #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

The Southern Africa mailing list has been archived since its
inception.
from the JewishGen Home page in the Research Category, click
on Databases. In the General category, third item down...Specil
Interest Group Archived Messages
In the drop down box where it says all sigs, hit the down arrow,
select South Africa. Messages are archived up to Jan 1 as of
the moment.
--
Dr Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica SIG Archives #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

The Southern Africa mailing list has been archived since its
inception.
from the JewishGen Home page in the Research Category, click
on Databases. In the General category, third item down...Specil
Interest Group Archived Messages
In the drop down box where it says all sigs, hit the down arrow,
select South Africa. Messages are archived up to Jan 1 as of
the moment.
--
Dr Saul Issroff