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Looking for Assistance/Information #lodz #poland

Sara K. Scolnick <sara@...>
 

I am looking for any information on a family >from Lodz, originally from
Krosniewice or Gostynin -- KIRSTEIN (KIRSZTEJN or KIRSZTAJN). They were
manufacturers of paper boxes. Previous predecessors may have included
KIRSTEINs that came >from Breslau as far back as 1834. Also looking for
relatives with the surname of KUTNOWSKI >from the Gostynin area. Can you
provide any assistance?
Sara Kirstein Scolnick.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Looking for Assistance/Information #lodz #poland

Sara K. Scolnick <sara@...>
 

I am looking for any information on a family >from Lodz, originally from
Krosniewice or Gostynin -- KIRSTEIN (KIRSZTEJN or KIRSZTAJN). They were
manufacturers of paper boxes. Previous predecessors may have included
KIRSTEINs that came >from Breslau as far back as 1834. Also looking for
relatives with the surname of KUTNOWSKI >from the Gostynin area. Can you
provide any assistance?
Sara Kirstein Scolnick.


Family Name"JAKUBOWICZ" #lodz #poland

JJacobs704@...
 

Yehuda JAKUBOWICZ "Jacobs" and his eight children left Zgierz for
Paterson, NJ in 1902. They left behind three adult children >from his first
wife. One of the children was in the brick business in Zgierz.

Jerrold Jacobs


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Family Name"JAKUBOWICZ" #lodz #poland

JJacobs704@...
 

Yehuda JAKUBOWICZ "Jacobs" and his eight children left Zgierz for
Paterson, NJ in 1902. They left behind three adult children >from his first
wife. One of the children was in the brick business in Zgierz.

Jerrold Jacobs


Newsletter: New article 5/2000 #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

A new article

"REMEMBERING BOBRUISK"

has been uploaded and is now available.

There are a lot of names in it - so be sure to check out the
"Index of Surnames".

Some names were already in the index,
e.g. "Tunkel", Eisenstadt" .....

Go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Editor
Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk


Belarus SIG #Belarus Newsletter: New article 5/2000 #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

A new article

"REMEMBERING BOBRUISK"

has been uploaded and is now available.

There are a lot of names in it - so be sure to check out the
"Index of Surnames".

Some names were already in the index,
e.g. "Tunkel", Eisenstadt" .....

Go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Editor
Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk


Re: RAPPAPORT #belarus

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

I think Rappaport is a relatively common name. There were Rappaports in
northern New Jersey around Bloomfield, and I think there are some around
Cleveland, OH (sometimes spelled Rapport).

S G Broniatowski
Cleveland, OH, USA

---------------
On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Sarah Blake wrote:

Hi everyone! I'm a new member and hoping to find anyone else out there
researching the family names of RAPAPORT or RAPOPORT. My paternal
grandmother, Ethel RAPAPORTt, emigrated to NY >from Slutsk.
---------------


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: RAPPAPORT #belarus

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

I think Rappaport is a relatively common name. There were Rappaports in
northern New Jersey around Bloomfield, and I think there are some around
Cleveland, OH (sometimes spelled Rapport).

S G Broniatowski
Cleveland, OH, USA

---------------
On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Sarah Blake wrote:

Hi everyone! I'm a new member and hoping to find anyone else out there
researching the family names of RAPAPORT or RAPOPORT. My paternal
grandmother, Ethel RAPAPORTt, emigrated to NY >from Slutsk.
---------------


Vsia Rossiia Translators, Minsk 1911 Section #general

TGart7777@...
 

Members of the Belarus SIG have translated and posted on JewishGen
portions of the Russian business directory Vsia Rossiia. The 1903
Minsk data and the 1911 Mogilev data have been completed and are online.

I am asking those translators who have assisted me with the 1911
Minsk section to please contact me. The data has been submitted
for final editing, unfortunately, I have lost the names of some of
my translators due to multiple hard drive failures. This information
is needed so that credit can be given to those who have assisted with
the effort. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Tom Gartman
TGart7777@aol.com
Longmeadow, MA


Re: AnyBirthday puzzle #general

Steve and Dara Snyder <cat2steve@...>
 

I've noticed the same thing too, for people whose birthdays that
I do know. I can only guess that they didn't know the year.

Another thing I've noticed is that information is much more
complete for some states than for others. I live in Virginia and
could not find myself. After a while, I realized that I could not
find anyone whom I know who live in Virginia. Same goes for
Washington, DC. The info for these is very sparse.

So, Caveat Emptor.

Steve Snyder
cat2steve@juno.com
Reston, Virginia


"C.O.M.E. Racing" <come@comeracing.com> writes:

I have a cousin and her husband both listed at this site as being born
24-Aug-00 and 28-Mar-00 respectively. I already had their birthdates
but decided to look them up anyway. They were born in 1927 and 1930, so
why would they be listed as being born in 1900? Or is this their way of
showing that they have no information of their birthyear?! Does anyone
have any idea on this?


P. B. Dorman Use as Researcher #general

debjkay <debjkay@...>
 

Has anyone had experience with the use of P.B. Dorman as a researcher?
If so, I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you

Debra Kay
Simi Valley, CA
debjkay@msn.com
Lodz/Belarus SIG

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately. JewishGen cannot post any
testimonials or advertising on the Discussion Group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vsia Rossiia Translators, Minsk 1911 Section #general

TGart7777@...
 

Members of the Belarus SIG have translated and posted on JewishGen
portions of the Russian business directory Vsia Rossiia. The 1903
Minsk data and the 1911 Mogilev data have been completed and are online.

I am asking those translators who have assisted me with the 1911
Minsk section to please contact me. The data has been submitted
for final editing, unfortunately, I have lost the names of some of
my translators due to multiple hard drive failures. This information
is needed so that credit can be given to those who have assisted with
the effort. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Tom Gartman
TGart7777@aol.com
Longmeadow, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: AnyBirthday puzzle #general

Steve and Dara Snyder <cat2steve@...>
 

I've noticed the same thing too, for people whose birthdays that
I do know. I can only guess that they didn't know the year.

Another thing I've noticed is that information is much more
complete for some states than for others. I live in Virginia and
could not find myself. After a while, I realized that I could not
find anyone whom I know who live in Virginia. Same goes for
Washington, DC. The info for these is very sparse.

So, Caveat Emptor.

Steve Snyder
cat2steve@juno.com
Reston, Virginia


"C.O.M.E. Racing" <come@comeracing.com> writes:

I have a cousin and her husband both listed at this site as being born
24-Aug-00 and 28-Mar-00 respectively. I already had their birthdates
but decided to look them up anyway. They were born in 1927 and 1930, so
why would they be listed as being born in 1900? Or is this their way of
showing that they have no information of their birthyear?! Does anyone
have any idea on this?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen P. B. Dorman Use as Researcher #general

debjkay <debjkay@...>
 

Has anyone had experience with the use of P.B. Dorman as a researcher?
If so, I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you

Debra Kay
Simi Valley, CA
debjkay@msn.com
Lodz/Belarus SIG

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately. JewishGen cannot post any
testimonials or advertising on the Discussion Group.


Florida Vital Records #general

ESES@...
 

Hi,
I would like to thank all those that responded to my question related
to getting a Death Certificate >from the state of Florida.
Errol Schneegurt LI NY eses@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Florida Vital Records #general

ESES@...
 

Hi,
I would like to thank all those that responded to my question related
to getting a Death Certificate >from the state of Florida.
Errol Schneegurt LI NY eses@aol.com


Re: The elderly survivors #general

yair/chaim charutz <yairharu@...>
 

Subject:

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000 17:32:01 +0200, Martha Lev-Zion wrote a very interesting
letter about lecturing at a retirement home on how to get involved in
genealogy.

I think that this is a very important subject and that we should all try to
get involved in one way or another in encouraging older people to take part
in genealogical research.

About a year ago, an aunt of mine moved to a retirement home in Herzlia,
Israel. Most of the residents of this home were ex-South Africans living in
Israel. Many of these people were born in the Baltic region (Lithuania and
Latvia), or the children of such people. As I was, at the time, a frequent
contributor to Litvaksig and Jewishgen, I thought that this retirement home
might be a good source of information for Genealogical researchers,
especially for people who were searching their roots in Lithuania/Latvia. I
also thought that it might be very useful for the residents of this
retirement home to learn how to use the Internet and E-mails, in order to
strengthen their contacts with old friends and relatives in various parts
of the world, thus improving their quality of life and general interest in
the outside world.

I wrote to this retirement home, suggesting that they consider setting up
some sort of training sessions for their residents in the uses of
computers, the Internet, etc. For various technical reasons, they were
unable to do so at that time.

A few weeks, ago, however, I suddenly, out of the blue, received a
telephone call >from a social worker at the retirement home, who had gone
through old correspondence and had found my letter. She was very
interested in setting up such a course and was receiving some assistance
from one or two other people who were interested in improving the lives
and environments of elderly people. She asked me to get involved, but, at
this time, I was tied up with some professional matters, and could not be
of much direct assistance to her. I am, however, a member of (and
occasional participant in) a local English Speaker's Computer Club. I
passed the Social Worker's request on to members of this club. Some of
these members are enthusiastic Jewishgenners and they jumped on this
opportunity to advance their own laudable interests as well as being of
inestimable service to elder people. Some of them immediately volunteered
to give once-a-week courses to residents in the use computers and the
Internet.

To cut a long story short, I would imagine that, within the next few
months, many Jewishgenners will be happy to know that they will have
access to invaluable sources of information >from at least one retirement
home in Israel.

I would also humbly suggest that this sort of project could be done almost
anywhere in the world, and that Jewishgenners all over should consider
setting up new programs or joining existing programs of his type. Not only
will you be helping elderly people to improve the quality of their lives,
but you will also improve your own sources of genealogical information. In
other words, a pure "win-win" situation for all concerned.

BTW, I think that what Martha Lev-Zion is doing is also a marvelous thing.
God Bless you, Martha!

All the best,
Chaim Charutz -- Petach Tikva, Israel.
e-mail: yairharu@zahav.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The elderly survivors #general

yair/chaim charutz <yairharu@...>
 

Subject:

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000 17:32:01 +0200, Martha Lev-Zion wrote a very interesting
letter about lecturing at a retirement home on how to get involved in
genealogy.

I think that this is a very important subject and that we should all try to
get involved in one way or another in encouraging older people to take part
in genealogical research.

About a year ago, an aunt of mine moved to a retirement home in Herzlia,
Israel. Most of the residents of this home were ex-South Africans living in
Israel. Many of these people were born in the Baltic region (Lithuania and
Latvia), or the children of such people. As I was, at the time, a frequent
contributor to Litvaksig and Jewishgen, I thought that this retirement home
might be a good source of information for Genealogical researchers,
especially for people who were searching their roots in Lithuania/Latvia. I
also thought that it might be very useful for the residents of this
retirement home to learn how to use the Internet and E-mails, in order to
strengthen their contacts with old friends and relatives in various parts
of the world, thus improving their quality of life and general interest in
the outside world.

I wrote to this retirement home, suggesting that they consider setting up
some sort of training sessions for their residents in the uses of
computers, the Internet, etc. For various technical reasons, they were
unable to do so at that time.

A few weeks, ago, however, I suddenly, out of the blue, received a
telephone call >from a social worker at the retirement home, who had gone
through old correspondence and had found my letter. She was very
interested in setting up such a course and was receiving some assistance
from one or two other people who were interested in improving the lives
and environments of elderly people. She asked me to get involved, but, at
this time, I was tied up with some professional matters, and could not be
of much direct assistance to her. I am, however, a member of (and
occasional participant in) a local English Speaker's Computer Club. I
passed the Social Worker's request on to members of this club. Some of
these members are enthusiastic Jewishgenners and they jumped on this
opportunity to advance their own laudable interests as well as being of
inestimable service to elder people. Some of them immediately volunteered
to give once-a-week courses to residents in the use computers and the
Internet.

To cut a long story short, I would imagine that, within the next few
months, many Jewishgenners will be happy to know that they will have
access to invaluable sources of information >from at least one retirement
home in Israel.

I would also humbly suggest that this sort of project could be done almost
anywhere in the world, and that Jewishgenners all over should consider
setting up new programs or joining existing programs of his type. Not only
will you be helping elderly people to improve the quality of their lives,
but you will also improve your own sources of genealogical information. In
other words, a pure "win-win" situation for all concerned.

BTW, I think that what Martha Lev-Zion is doing is also a marvelous thing.
God Bless you, Martha!

All the best,
Chaim Charutz -- Petach Tikva, Israel.
e-mail: yairharu@zahav.net.il


Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Miami - February Meeting #general

JML8040@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 6th, at 10:00am in the
Jewish Federation Bldg
4200 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
305-576-4000

This Sunday our featured speaker will be Professor Ingrid Kisliuk,
author of Unveiled Shadows, The Witness of a Child. It is a personal
account of her experiences growing up in Vienna, Austria at the
beginning of World War ll, until the liberation.
At our meeting Professor Kisliuk will discuss her experiences as a
hidden child during the Holocaust, as well as her experiences
researching & compiling the information used in her book.
She returned to Brussels in 1995 & visited the neighborhood of the
Catholic Convent where she was hidden during the war. She is also active
with the Hidden Children Foundation.
This should be a most informative & interesting lecture. We look forward
to seeing you all there.

The meeting is free and open to all those interested in attending.
Sincerely,
Jordan Linn
Bd of Directors
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Miami, Inc.


Family Surnames.... #lodz #poland

momofkorse@...
 

I am fairly new to this whole geneaology world. I am researching a
multitude of surnames. The names that I believe are >from the Lodz area
are SEID (or variations of this) and BLOOMSTEIN (again any variations).
I have only 1 BLOOMSTEIN who actually made it to the US. I have no idea
if any others made it out of the area and to where. If anyone has come
across either of these names in their searches, I would greatly
appreaciate any leads. Thanks so much.
Hildi Korse

MODERATOR NOTE: You will benefit >from visiting the JewishGen home page at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ and clicking on the link to "Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ)." Be sure to register the surnames you are researching in
the JewishGen Family Finder at: http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/
Last, but not least, visit the Lodz Shtetlinks home page for lots of ideas
on how to trace your family >from Lodz:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Lodz/Lodz.htm