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Unsolicited Surname Information Requests #general

ctf-vif@...
 

Although I can sympathize somewhat with Ms. Greenblatt (my surname is
FRIEDMAN-how much more common can you get than that!), I thought the entire
purpose of genealogical research (especially on the internet) was to make
connections.

I think it's wonderful that she knows *exactly* where her ancestors were at
any given time in the past. I wish I knew half as much about my ancestors.
(They're >from "Russia" according to my parents).

For those of you who have been researching longer and who have more
information, please be patient with those of us who do not have your
experience or information. We want to learn >from you.

I have checked the listings on JewishGen Family Finder, etc. for my
surnames. Many of the postings are several years old and the e-mail
addresses bounce. Yes, I have also posted my own listings and I have not
received any responses >from them yet.

Since I know that I have relatives out there that my immediate family has
lost track of (some may be alive, some may have passed on), I make it a
point to try to contact anyone who has a similar surname in the hopes of
making a connection. I try to do this as politely as possible. I cannot
force people to respond. If you don't want to answer, don't answer, but I
don't see why I don't have the right to ask.

I should think that if I were truly annoyed by unsolicited requests about
my surname that I certainly would not join genealogical mailing lists!

I apologize if this sounds like an attack against Ms. Greenblatt. It is not
intended as such. It is actually an attack against intolerance. (If you
want to know what the results of an attitude of intolerance are, read the
history books.) Intolerance helps no one. Consider the other person's
circumstances. Do good to others. This is now, and always has been, the
Jewish way.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, GA, USA
ctf-vif@mindspring.com

From: Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@postoffice.worldnet.att.net>
Inevitably whenever I post a message to this forum, often the only
response that greets it has nothing to do with the matter at hand, but
rather a question asking if I am related to or connected with this or that
GREENBLATT. The latest example was that my message about the upcoming
March 4, 2001 JGSNY "Beyond the Basics" Seminar was met with:

"Do you by any chance have ..."

Since I am getting at least a dozen of these type messages per year, it is
time to set the record straight about the surname GREENBLATT, which is
something I've wanted to do for some time now.
[snip]

The point I'm making is that one cannot assume that all GREENBLATT's are
related to each other. There are simply too many of them and they were too
widespread in area. In other words, a single-surname research group for
GREENBLATT would not be recommended, as appealing as the idea is.
[snip]

In the future, before one posts a message to a total stranger asking about
the surname GREENBLATT or any other common surname, it is important to
first check the surname in the JGFF and see if the intended recipient of
your message is listed. In a case like GREENBLATT, it is not enough for
just the surname to match -- both the country and the town of research
have to match as well. It's not a matter of either the country or the
town, but rather both. Otherwise it is an exercise in futility and
unproductivity, both on your part as well as on the part of the person who
has to take the time to negatively respond to your message. >>
[snip]


Re: Northern NJ Cemeteries -- Part II #general

Dolph Klein <kledolph@...>
 

I suggest you request a death certificate >from the Hoboken Division of
Health, Office of Vital Statistics. The name of the cemetery will be
included. You should also look up the Social Security Death Index on
http://www.ancestry.com/. You may find the name, date of death and SS#
which will help the Hoboken office locate and identify the death record you
want:

Hoboken Department of Human Services, Division of Health.
http://www.ci.hoboken.nj.us/health.htm

Office of Vital Statistics, 124 Grand Street, 201-420-2365 - Requests
processed via mail should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Dolph Klein
Chapel Hill, NC

I am checking the listing for other local cemeteries, but anyone have any
ideas on what was the most likely cemetery for a Hoboken person who died
in about 1950?
Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


Argentina and Istanbul--DE VIDAS #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

New family information I have received allows me to be more
precise with an old search:

I am looking for the family of Moise DE VIDAS (Moise DEVIDAS).
He had a tragic death, in Istanbul, in about 1932. His widow,
Sarah/Sara, then left Turkey (around 1935) to live near her sister
in Argentina. She traveled with two children (my cousins):

- Pauline De Vidas (Pula or Pauline Devidas)--born about 1915
- Albert De Vidas (Alberto Albert Devidas)--born about 1920

Both Pauline and Albert likely married and had children,
presumably now living in Argentina.

Let me know if you can help me find the these two families!

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, FRESKO-FRESCO, ALHADEFF-ELHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html


Re: Chicago Telephone Directory - 1926-1928 #general

Barry Finkel <b19141@...>
 

crumper10@aol.com (Crumper10) wrote:
If anyone happens to have access to Chicago, Illinois telephone
directories >from 1926, 1927, 1928, I am trying to find out the address
(and if possible the husband's name) of Lucille J. Ross. I do not
know if these directories show the wife's name in parentheses (some
states do this).
I looked at the Chicago Telephone Directories and the City Directories,
and I sent a response to the poster.

Barry Finkel
Chicago, IL USA


Re: Polish Legion Of French Army & POW. #general

Tomek Liniecki <liniecki@...>
 

U¿ytkownik Willie Glaser <velvel@istar.ca>
The name "Polish Legion of the French army" is a misnomer. There was an
independent Polish unit fighting with and under overall command of the
French army. This unit was the 10th Polish Cavalry Brigade, commanded by
General Maczek. The officers and soldiers of this brigade made their
escape as civilians via Rumania and Yugoslavia to France.

When the French army collapsed this brigade fought its way to Dunkurque
and was, together with the English army evacuated to England. The fact,
that there was a Jewish presence in this brigade, should be of interest
to family research, but during the withdrawel >from French soil most
personell documentation was lost. This brigade was greatly enlarged in
England and became the "First Polish Armoured Division"

At the invasion of France the Jewish presence in this Division numbered
some 600 officers and men. Some 70 Jewish officers and men were killed in
action in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Two Jewish army chaplains
looked after the spiritual needs of the Jewish soldiers.
As to make finally things clear, below I give a brief history of the Polish
Army in France:

Polish government on exile in France decided to form the army in October
1940. It was decided to form two infantry divisions, one armored division
and about 15-20 squads of airforce. The navy vessels were to operate from
the British navy bases.

The formation of troops was a taking more time than it was initially
expected, mostly due to very postponed deliveries of equipment >from the
French Army supplies. Finally, the following units were formed:
1st Division of Infantry Grenadiers, commanded by General B. Duch, 16 165
soldiers, the troops, after the units were dissolved upon the order of con,
were escaping on their own towards Britain through southern France,
Spainand North Africa. 2nd Division of Infantry Riflemen, commanded by
Gen. B. Prugar-Ketling, 15 830 soldiers, after surrounded by Germans
crossed Swiss border and stayed there till the end of WW II. 10th Armored
Brigade, commanded by S. Maczek, 1079 soldiers, was evacuated onto the
isles. The Independed Brigade of Podhale Riflemen, after forced by
Germans to evacuate >from Narvik, Norway, joined the Polish troops in
France in June 1940. In Syria, which was at this moment a French
territory, Brigade of Carpathian Riflemen (4038 soldiers) was commanded by
gen. S. Kopanski. They later joined British troops in Palestina. 136
pilots put down total of 52 German planes, loosing 26 men..

In general, during the French summer 1940 campaign about 65 000 of Polish
troops fought. About 20 500 were succesfully evacuated onto the Isles. 16
000 became German POW's. 13 000 were put into internement camps in
Switzerland and southern France. About 16 000 men, who before war were
Polish economical emmigrants to France (mostly miners) have simply returned
home and waited for the end of the war.

Considering the ethnical composition of pre-war Polish society, and having
on mind that the soldiers were drafted during regular mobilization, I may
speculate, that about 2.5 - 3.0 thousands of these soldiers have were
Jewish or were of Jewish origins.

Regards,
Tomasz Linetzky liniecki@rocketmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: This thread has drifted away >from genealogy. Please
continue further discussions privately. This thread is closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unsolicited Surname Information Requests #general

ctf-vif@...
 

Although I can sympathize somewhat with Ms. Greenblatt (my surname is
FRIEDMAN-how much more common can you get than that!), I thought the entire
purpose of genealogical research (especially on the internet) was to make
connections.

I think it's wonderful that she knows *exactly* where her ancestors were at
any given time in the past. I wish I knew half as much about my ancestors.
(They're >from "Russia" according to my parents).

For those of you who have been researching longer and who have more
information, please be patient with those of us who do not have your
experience or information. We want to learn >from you.

I have checked the listings on JewishGen Family Finder, etc. for my
surnames. Many of the postings are several years old and the e-mail
addresses bounce. Yes, I have also posted my own listings and I have not
received any responses >from them yet.

Since I know that I have relatives out there that my immediate family has
lost track of (some may be alive, some may have passed on), I make it a
point to try to contact anyone who has a similar surname in the hopes of
making a connection. I try to do this as politely as possible. I cannot
force people to respond. If you don't want to answer, don't answer, but I
don't see why I don't have the right to ask.

I should think that if I were truly annoyed by unsolicited requests about
my surname that I certainly would not join genealogical mailing lists!

I apologize if this sounds like an attack against Ms. Greenblatt. It is not
intended as such. It is actually an attack against intolerance. (If you
want to know what the results of an attitude of intolerance are, read the
history books.) Intolerance helps no one. Consider the other person's
circumstances. Do good to others. This is now, and always has been, the
Jewish way.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, GA, USA
ctf-vif@mindspring.com

From: Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@postoffice.worldnet.att.net>
Inevitably whenever I post a message to this forum, often the only
response that greets it has nothing to do with the matter at hand, but
rather a question asking if I am related to or connected with this or that
GREENBLATT. The latest example was that my message about the upcoming
March 4, 2001 JGSNY "Beyond the Basics" Seminar was met with:

"Do you by any chance have ..."

Since I am getting at least a dozen of these type messages per year, it is
time to set the record straight about the surname GREENBLATT, which is
something I've wanted to do for some time now.
[snip]

The point I'm making is that one cannot assume that all GREENBLATT's are
related to each other. There are simply too many of them and they were too
widespread in area. In other words, a single-surname research group for
GREENBLATT would not be recommended, as appealing as the idea is.
[snip]

In the future, before one posts a message to a total stranger asking about
the surname GREENBLATT or any other common surname, it is important to
first check the surname in the JGFF and see if the intended recipient of
your message is listed. In a case like GREENBLATT, it is not enough for
just the surname to match -- both the country and the town of research
have to match as well. It's not a matter of either the country or the
town, but rather both. Otherwise it is an exercise in futility and
unproductivity, both on your part as well as on the part of the person who
has to take the time to negatively respond to your message. >>
[snip]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Northern NJ Cemeteries -- Part II #general

Dolph Klein <kledolph@...>
 

I suggest you request a death certificate >from the Hoboken Division of
Health, Office of Vital Statistics. The name of the cemetery will be
included. You should also look up the Social Security Death Index on
http://www.ancestry.com/. You may find the name, date of death and SS#
which will help the Hoboken office locate and identify the death record you
want:

Hoboken Department of Human Services, Division of Health.
http://www.ci.hoboken.nj.us/health.htm

Office of Vital Statistics, 124 Grand Street, 201-420-2365 - Requests
processed via mail should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Dolph Klein
Chapel Hill, NC

I am checking the listing for other local cemeteries, but anyone have any
ideas on what was the most likely cemetery for a Hoboken person who died
in about 1950?
Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Argentina and Istanbul--DE VIDAS #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

New family information I have received allows me to be more
precise with an old search:

I am looking for the family of Moise DE VIDAS (Moise DEVIDAS).
He had a tragic death, in Istanbul, in about 1932. His widow,
Sarah/Sara, then left Turkey (around 1935) to live near her sister
in Argentina. She traveled with two children (my cousins):

- Pauline De Vidas (Pula or Pauline Devidas)--born about 1915
- Albert De Vidas (Alberto Albert Devidas)--born about 1920

Both Pauline and Albert likely married and had children,
presumably now living in Argentina.

Let me know if you can help me find the these two families!

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN-HOBERMAN-GUBERMAN, LISS, SOBLE-SOBEL, STEIN, AXMAN
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, FRESKO-FRESCO, ALHADEFF-ELHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago Telephone Directory - 1926-1928 #general

Barry Finkel <b19141@...>
 

crumper10@aol.com (Crumper10) wrote:
If anyone happens to have access to Chicago, Illinois telephone
directories >from 1926, 1927, 1928, I am trying to find out the address
(and if possible the husband's name) of Lucille J. Ross. I do not
know if these directories show the wife's name in parentheses (some
states do this).
I looked at the Chicago Telephone Directories and the City Directories,
and I sent a response to the poster.

Barry Finkel
Chicago, IL USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Polish Legion Of French Army & POW. #general

Tomek Liniecki <liniecki@...>
 

U¿ytkownik Willie Glaser <velvel@istar.ca>
The name "Polish Legion of the French army" is a misnomer. There was an
independent Polish unit fighting with and under overall command of the
French army. This unit was the 10th Polish Cavalry Brigade, commanded by
General Maczek. The officers and soldiers of this brigade made their
escape as civilians via Rumania and Yugoslavia to France.

When the French army collapsed this brigade fought its way to Dunkurque
and was, together with the English army evacuated to England. The fact,
that there was a Jewish presence in this brigade, should be of interest
to family research, but during the withdrawel >from French soil most
personell documentation was lost. This brigade was greatly enlarged in
England and became the "First Polish Armoured Division"

At the invasion of France the Jewish presence in this Division numbered
some 600 officers and men. Some 70 Jewish officers and men were killed in
action in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Two Jewish army chaplains
looked after the spiritual needs of the Jewish soldiers.
As to make finally things clear, below I give a brief history of the Polish
Army in France:

Polish government on exile in France decided to form the army in October
1940. It was decided to form two infantry divisions, one armored division
and about 15-20 squads of airforce. The navy vessels were to operate from
the British navy bases.

The formation of troops was a taking more time than it was initially
expected, mostly due to very postponed deliveries of equipment >from the
French Army supplies. Finally, the following units were formed:
1st Division of Infantry Grenadiers, commanded by General B. Duch, 16 165
soldiers, the troops, after the units were dissolved upon the order of con,
were escaping on their own towards Britain through southern France,
Spainand North Africa. 2nd Division of Infantry Riflemen, commanded by
Gen. B. Prugar-Ketling, 15 830 soldiers, after surrounded by Germans
crossed Swiss border and stayed there till the end of WW II. 10th Armored
Brigade, commanded by S. Maczek, 1079 soldiers, was evacuated onto the
isles. The Independed Brigade of Podhale Riflemen, after forced by
Germans to evacuate >from Narvik, Norway, joined the Polish troops in
France in June 1940. In Syria, which was at this moment a French
territory, Brigade of Carpathian Riflemen (4038 soldiers) was commanded by
gen. S. Kopanski. They later joined British troops in Palestina. 136
pilots put down total of 52 German planes, loosing 26 men..

In general, during the French summer 1940 campaign about 65 000 of Polish
troops fought. About 20 500 were succesfully evacuated onto the Isles. 16
000 became German POW's. 13 000 were put into internement camps in
Switzerland and southern France. About 16 000 men, who before war were
Polish economical emmigrants to France (mostly miners) have simply returned
home and waited for the end of the war.

Considering the ethnical composition of pre-war Polish society, and having
on mind that the soldiers were drafted during regular mobilization, I may
speculate, that about 2.5 - 3.0 thousands of these soldiers have were
Jewish or were of Jewish origins.

Regards,
Tomasz Linetzky liniecki@rocketmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: This thread has drifted away >from genealogy. Please
continue further discussions privately. This thread is closed.


Re: : ViewMate help -- Tombstone #general

Laurie Sans <lsans@...>
 

Thank you to everyone that answered my request for a translation.

Laurie Sans
Ohio - USA


Re. Saul TCHERNICHOVSKY #general

Judith Hamilton <edenland@...>
 

Dear Amoz

When I saw your message I did a quick check on www.google.com and there
were about 10 results (I didn't check them for value). I have always found
Google the best search engine to turn to when looking for something
obscure.
Hope this will be of help.
Best wishes

Judith Hamilton Colchester UK
edenland@edialstart.net

DREIFUSS (Offenburg, Frankfurt, France?), ABRAMSON (Libau Latvia), MESSERER
(Russsia, Lithuania, Frankfurt), LOEW (Low with an umlaut) and variations
of (Zwickau, Karlsbad)


NYC Cohen Birth Certs #general

Marcia Katzel DeVries <marciadv@...>
 

I have 2 New York City birth certificates which are not my Cohens. If
either belong to you, let me know and I'll mail it to you.

Elizabeth Cohen
DOB: Dec. 25, 1897
Father: Meyer Cohen
Mother: Hinda Cohen
Residence: 64 Stantin St.

Frances Cohen
DOB: Feb. 5, 1899
Father: Jacob Cohen
Mother: Mary Cohen
Residence: 34 Monroe St.

Marcia Katzel DeVries
Concord, CA
marciadv@msn.com


Re: Origin of ZHA #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

christian.robert19@wanadoo.fr (ROBERT Christian) opined:
I know that the name of ZHA have a Chinese origin, but is it possible
that he have also a jewish origin?
Actually, I think it's Hungarian, especially as a given name, in its
doubled form: Zsa-Zsa.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

PLEASE NOTE: Messages to the "From:" or "Reply to:" address of this
posting will NOT reach me, but will be deleted automatically unread.
Replace "sheol" with "stan". Please send plain text only.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: : ViewMate help -- Tombstone #general

Laurie Sans <lsans@...>
 

Thank you to everyone that answered my request for a translation.

Laurie Sans
Ohio - USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re. Saul TCHERNICHOVSKY #general

Judith Hamilton <edenland@...>
 

Dear Amoz

When I saw your message I did a quick check on www.google.com and there
were about 10 results (I didn't check them for value). I have always found
Google the best search engine to turn to when looking for something
obscure.
Hope this will be of help.
Best wishes

Judith Hamilton Colchester UK
edenland@edialstart.net

DREIFUSS (Offenburg, Frankfurt, France?), ABRAMSON (Libau Latvia), MESSERER
(Russsia, Lithuania, Frankfurt), LOEW (Low with an umlaut) and variations
of (Zwickau, Karlsbad)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Cohen Birth Certs #general

Marcia Katzel DeVries <marciadv@...>
 

I have 2 New York City birth certificates which are not my Cohens. If
either belong to you, let me know and I'll mail it to you.

Elizabeth Cohen
DOB: Dec. 25, 1897
Father: Meyer Cohen
Mother: Hinda Cohen
Residence: 64 Stantin St.

Frances Cohen
DOB: Feb. 5, 1899
Father: Jacob Cohen
Mother: Mary Cohen
Residence: 34 Monroe St.

Marcia Katzel DeVries
Concord, CA
marciadv@msn.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Origin of ZHA #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

christian.robert19@wanadoo.fr (ROBERT Christian) opined:
I know that the name of ZHA have a Chinese origin, but is it possible
that he have also a jewish origin?
Actually, I think it's Hungarian, especially as a given name, in its
doubled form: Zsa-Zsa.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

PLEASE NOTE: Messages to the "From:" or "Reply to:" address of this
posting will NOT reach me, but will be deleted automatically unread.
Replace "sheol" with "stan". Please send plain text only.


Re: unbalanced work load #latvia

Shirley B. Radding <sradding@...>
 

I'd be willing to help but I don'r read any language except English. Would this be
of any help?

Shirley Radding
sradding@att.net

2. "Riga Kurlander Verein" and the unbalanced work load

Subject: "Riga Kurlander Verein" and the unbalanced work load
From: Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 13:59:58 +0200
It is hard for me to believe that only four of you are willing to do the
grunt work on locating and copying Kurlander burial sites in the world.
That is not enough to get the project off the ground. Are the rest of you
waiting for someone else to do the work and post it so that you can reap
the benefits? Everyone wants to find his family's information up on the
internet, but how do you think those details get there? Some of us have
sacrificed countless hours and enormous amounts of money to make our
Courland/Latvia website excellent and informative. Do the rest of you
think that happens by magic? And if the few of us who are doing all the
work burn out, where will that leave the rest of you? Will you grumble
then about having so little on the website? Or about the website not having
been updated in so long? It galls me to see how willing most of you are to
sit back and let someone else do the work or donate their hard earned
dollars/pounds/shekels to our projects when you do nothing to enjoin us and
use the information for your own genealogy without somehow pitching in. All
the energy that we dedicate to the general good of Courlanders and Latvians
we have to steal >from our own personal genealogy research and our families.
Wouldn't you think that more of you would be grateful and dedicate a little
of your energies and money to help us? I would like to know why you aren't
knocking down our doors in an effort to share the burden...

Your comments, donations and offers of help are always welcome!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, in Omer, Israel


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: unbalanced work load #latvia

Shirley B. Radding <sradding@...>
 

I'd be willing to help but I don'r read any language except English. Would this be
of any help?

Shirley Radding
sradding@att.net

2. "Riga Kurlander Verein" and the unbalanced work load

Subject: "Riga Kurlander Verein" and the unbalanced work load
From: Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 13:59:58 +0200
It is hard for me to believe that only four of you are willing to do the
grunt work on locating and copying Kurlander burial sites in the world.
That is not enough to get the project off the ground. Are the rest of you
waiting for someone else to do the work and post it so that you can reap
the benefits? Everyone wants to find his family's information up on the
internet, but how do you think those details get there? Some of us have
sacrificed countless hours and enormous amounts of money to make our
Courland/Latvia website excellent and informative. Do the rest of you
think that happens by magic? And if the few of us who are doing all the
work burn out, where will that leave the rest of you? Will you grumble
then about having so little on the website? Or about the website not having
been updated in so long? It galls me to see how willing most of you are to
sit back and let someone else do the work or donate their hard earned
dollars/pounds/shekels to our projects when you do nothing to enjoin us and
use the information for your own genealogy without somehow pitching in. All
the energy that we dedicate to the general good of Courlanders and Latvians
we have to steal >from our own personal genealogy research and our families.
Wouldn't you think that more of you would be grateful and dedicate a little
of your energies and money to help us? I would like to know why you aren't
knocking down our doors in an effort to share the burden...

Your comments, donations and offers of help are always welcome!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, in Omer, Israel