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Name of funeral home -- NYC #general

Suee20@...
 

Hi----There was a funeral home on the lower East Side in NYC near the
old Forwards Building.

I was told it is no longer there. Does anyone know where the records
might be or what the name of it was?

Thanks
Sue Smithe
Email: Suee20@webtv.net


Yizkor Prayer #general

Suee20@...
 

Hi
I missplaced my Yizkor book. Is the prayer that is said on Yom Kippur
anywhere on the net?

Or could someone e-mail it to me? I don't think it is very long.

Thanks
Sue Smithe
E-mail to: Suee20@webtv.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


YOHALEM, YAHALOM, YAGLOM, YAGLEM, YAHLEM, JAGLOM #general

A Tsar Is Born <enchante@...>
 

I am putting together a family history and have the great advantage of a
nearly unique surname.

All Yohalems in the world are descended >from my great-great-grandfather,
Moshe, whose family left Antopol, now in Belarus, at various times between
1885 and 190?.

I've pretty much traced all of the Yohalems, but I'm eager to get in touch
with any relatives of other branches of the family. Moshe's elder brother,
Meir, had six children named Yahalom who went to Palestine in 1881, and
have descendants there, principally in the female line. (I believe there
is a Yahalom Street in Petach Tikvah named for one of them.)

Moshe's younger brother, Leib, moved to Brest-Litovsk and died c. 1910. He
left four sons whose descendants I have traced >from L.A. to Buenos Aires to
Moscow to Tel Aviv. (There may have been a branch that settled in Paris
between the wars and founded a catering business there.)

I would very much welcome any sort of contact with any descendants of this
family, or anyone who has records or memoirs (I've seen the Yizkor Book on
line, and two of Leib's sons are in the 1912 list of voters for the Duma)
of Antopol.

Sincerely,

John Yohalem
jyohalem@herodotus.com


Who are our son's Jewish birth parents? #general

Steve Eller <steve-eller@...>
 

Our adopted son born 9/5/68 wants to research all of his roots. The
answer is locked away in the files of the Jewish Family Service and the
local hospital in North Miami Beach. If anyone has access to these
records or knows how they may be accessed, please reply privately.

Steve & Sheila Eller
Baltimore MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name of funeral home -- NYC #general

Suee20@...
 

Hi----There was a funeral home on the lower East Side in NYC near the
old Forwards Building.

I was told it is no longer there. Does anyone know where the records
might be or what the name of it was?

Thanks
Sue Smithe
Email: Suee20@webtv.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Prayer #general

Suee20@...
 

Hi
I missplaced my Yizkor book. Is the prayer that is said on Yom Kippur
anywhere on the net?

Or could someone e-mail it to me? I don't think it is very long.

Thanks
Sue Smithe
E-mail to: Suee20@webtv.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen YOHALEM, YAHALOM, YAGLOM, YAGLEM, YAHLEM, JAGLOM #general

A Tsar Is Born <enchante@...>
 

I am putting together a family history and have the great advantage of a
nearly unique surname.

All Yohalems in the world are descended >from my great-great-grandfather,
Moshe, whose family left Antopol, now in Belarus, at various times between
1885 and 190?.

I've pretty much traced all of the Yohalems, but I'm eager to get in touch
with any relatives of other branches of the family. Moshe's elder brother,
Meir, had six children named Yahalom who went to Palestine in 1881, and
have descendants there, principally in the female line. (I believe there
is a Yahalom Street in Petach Tikvah named for one of them.)

Moshe's younger brother, Leib, moved to Brest-Litovsk and died c. 1910. He
left four sons whose descendants I have traced >from L.A. to Buenos Aires to
Moscow to Tel Aviv. (There may have been a branch that settled in Paris
between the wars and founded a catering business there.)

I would very much welcome any sort of contact with any descendants of this
family, or anyone who has records or memoirs (I've seen the Yizkor Book on
line, and two of Leib's sons are in the 1912 list of voters for the Duma)
of Antopol.

Sincerely,

John Yohalem
jyohalem@herodotus.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Who are our son's Jewish birth parents? #general

Steve Eller <steve-eller@...>
 

Our adopted son born 9/5/68 wants to research all of his roots. The
answer is locked away in the files of the Jewish Family Service and the
local hospital in North Miami Beach. If anyone has access to these
records or knows how they may be accessed, please reply privately.

Steve & Sheila Eller
Baltimore MD


Re: unreadable passenger list #general

Dick Plotz
 

Myra Davis asks if it is possible to obtain a better quality copy of a
passenger list that she was able to get >from NARA. I have no personal
experience with this, but I have been assured that LDS FHL personnel in
Salt Lake City can work wonders when making copies >from unreadable films.
Often, it is said, a document that is completely unreadable on microfilm
prejection will produce copies of usable quality. Unlike NARA personnel,
the FHL workers' primary job is to help genealogists, and this may have
something to do with the difference. In any case, assuming the FHL owns
the passenger list film in question, it's worth trying to order a copy
from them.
Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


Re: Divorce Papers in NY #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Hi!
I submitted a request for a 1921 divorce, only to learn there's a
100-year block on releasing records, unless you get a court order.

Information is available at
http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doris/html/faq.html

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA


Adath Israel of Brooklyn #general

Randsboxer@...
 

Good Morning - My grandparents, Jacob and Pauline BONDER were members of
Adath Israel of Brooklyn. Can anyone tell me what town in Austria they
might have come from. This Society is still active and I have written to
them.

TIA

Rose Boxer
Ocala, FL


Re: Divorce Papers in NY #general

D PITCHON <PITCHON@...>
 

Rose,

Divorce paper are sealed for 100 years in New York unless they are your
own. Contact the NYC Municipal Archives for your request.

D Pitchon
NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: unreadable passenger list #general

Dick Plotz
 

Myra Davis asks if it is possible to obtain a better quality copy of a
passenger list that she was able to get >from NARA. I have no personal
experience with this, but I have been assured that LDS FHL personnel in
Salt Lake City can work wonders when making copies >from unreadable films.
Often, it is said, a document that is completely unreadable on microfilm
prejection will produce copies of usable quality. Unlike NARA personnel,
the FHL workers' primary job is to help genealogists, and this may have
something to do with the difference. In any case, assuming the FHL owns
the passenger list film in question, it's worth trying to order a copy
from them.
Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Divorce Papers in NY #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Hi!
I submitted a request for a 1921 divorce, only to learn there's a
100-year block on releasing records, unless you get a court order.

Information is available at
http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doris/html/faq.html

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Adath Israel of Brooklyn #general

Randsboxer@...
 

Good Morning - My grandparents, Jacob and Pauline BONDER were members of
Adath Israel of Brooklyn. Can anyone tell me what town in Austria they
might have come from. This Society is still active and I have written to
them.

TIA

Rose Boxer
Ocala, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Divorce Papers in NY #general

D PITCHON <PITCHON@...>
 

Rose,

Divorce paper are sealed for 100 years in New York unless they are your
own. Contact the NYC Municipal Archives for your request.

D Pitchon
NY


Certainty of fatherhood #general

Wachtel@...
 

Several recent messages have discussed how certain we can be of our
ancestors' paternity over dozens of generations.

An article in the June 2000 Stammbaum by Robert A. Weinberg of the
Whitehead Institute at MIT describes a well-known recent experiment in
Haifa that sheds light on this question. Scientists who analyzed the
Y chromosomes of self-described kohanim and non-kohanim found that 50
percent of the kohanim shared the same Y chromosome, which was present
in only 14 percent of the non-kohanim (and rare in non-Jews). Only males
carry the Y chromosome, which is passed >from father to son. In other
words, in over 3,000 years or about 100 generations, in 50 percent of
the lineages there was an uninterrupted transmission of the same unique
Y chromosome. In these cases either the presumed paternity was correct,
or else the true father was also a kohen (or one of the 14 percent of
non-kohanim who bear the same Y chromosome). The mistaken paternity rate
would be less than 1 percent per generation.

from minor variations among the Y chromosomes, the geneticists also
concluded that all the kohanim descended >from a single male ancestor who
lived 2,500 to 3,500 years ago, exactly in accordance with tradition.
And it seems to me that as remarkable as the accurate genetic transmission
of the Y chromosome is the accurate culture transmission of the oral
tradition that identifies kohanim.

Alan Wachtel
Palo Alto, California
Wachtel@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Further discussion should be relavant to genealogy.
Discussions of genetics should continue privately.


Re: unreadable passenger list #general

Wachtel@...
 

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 08:31:09 -0500, David Cooper (dcooper@techie.com)
wrote, in answer to a question by Myra S. Davis (myrabokpg@juno.com):

<< >from a 1906 Passenger manifest that I have:
14 Whether in possession of $90, or if less, how much >>

On a passenger list >from February 1906, I read this as $50.

<< 17 (can not read on my copy) >>

Ever in prison or almshouse, or institution for care and treatment of the
insane, or supported by charity? If so, which?

<< 20 (can not read on my copy) >>

Whether coming by reason of any offer, solicitation, promise, or
agreement, express or implied, to labor in the United States.

Alan Wachtel
Palo Alto, California
Wachtel@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Certainty of fatherhood #general

Wachtel@...
 

Several recent messages have discussed how certain we can be of our
ancestors' paternity over dozens of generations.

An article in the June 2000 Stammbaum by Robert A. Weinberg of the
Whitehead Institute at MIT describes a well-known recent experiment in
Haifa that sheds light on this question. Scientists who analyzed the
Y chromosomes of self-described kohanim and non-kohanim found that 50
percent of the kohanim shared the same Y chromosome, which was present
in only 14 percent of the non-kohanim (and rare in non-Jews). Only males
carry the Y chromosome, which is passed >from father to son. In other
words, in over 3,000 years or about 100 generations, in 50 percent of
the lineages there was an uninterrupted transmission of the same unique
Y chromosome. In these cases either the presumed paternity was correct,
or else the true father was also a kohen (or one of the 14 percent of
non-kohanim who bear the same Y chromosome). The mistaken paternity rate
would be less than 1 percent per generation.

from minor variations among the Y chromosomes, the geneticists also
concluded that all the kohanim descended >from a single male ancestor who
lived 2,500 to 3,500 years ago, exactly in accordance with tradition.
And it seems to me that as remarkable as the accurate genetic transmission
of the Y chromosome is the accurate culture transmission of the oral
tradition that identifies kohanim.

Alan Wachtel
Palo Alto, California
Wachtel@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Further discussion should be relavant to genealogy.
Discussions of genetics should continue privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: unreadable passenger list #general

Wachtel@...
 

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 08:31:09 -0500, David Cooper (dcooper@techie.com)
wrote, in answer to a question by Myra S. Davis (myrabokpg@juno.com):

<< >from a 1906 Passenger manifest that I have:
14 Whether in possession of $90, or if less, how much >>

On a passenger list >from February 1906, I read this as $50.

<< 17 (can not read on my copy) >>

Ever in prison or almshouse, or institution for care and treatment of the
insane, or supported by charity? If so, which?

<< 20 (can not read on my copy) >>

Whether coming by reason of any offer, solicitation, promise, or
agreement, express or implied, to labor in the United States.

Alan Wachtel
Palo Alto, California
Wachtel@aol.com