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Burial Societies in New York Metro Area Cemeteries and more! #general

Jgsny@...
 

The JGS (NY) is please to announce several exciting additions to our website:

1) Thanks to the work of Ada Greenblatt, Chairperson of our Cemetery
Committee, Adam Bronstein, our webmaster, and all our wonderful volunteers,
the JGS' database, Burial Societies in the New York Metropolitan Area, is
available for all to search at http://www.jgsny.org. In 1989, the Jewish
Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York) began this effort to identify the
names and cemetery locations of all Jewish burial society plots belonging
to landsmanshaftn (home town associations), synagogues, family circles,
fraternal organizations and labor unions. Today, this database contains
close to 10,200 entries >from almost 100 cemeteries located in New York
City, Long Island, Putnam County, Westchester County, and northern New
Jersey! Our hats are off to all those who participated in this massive
effort. Be sure to read the Introduction and Frequently Asked Questions
page before beginning your search of the Burial Societies.

2) Check also the most up-to-date and complete list of Jewish Cemeteries in
the Metropolitan New York Area which includes their addresses and phone
numbers.

3) And, you can access the names of 1,374 organizations listed in English
in The Jewish Landsmanschaftn of New York prepared by the Yiddish Writers'
Guild of the Federal Writers' Project, Works Projects Administration.
(There are more in Yiddish. We'll add those soon.)

Please keep in mind that with this announcement there may be a flood of
users that may possibly tie up the system. Be patient and try again later.
Enjoy!
Estelle Guzik
JGS (NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burial Societies in New York Metro Area Cemeteries and more! #general

Jgsny@...
 

The JGS (NY) is please to announce several exciting additions to our website:

1) Thanks to the work of Ada Greenblatt, Chairperson of our Cemetery
Committee, Adam Bronstein, our webmaster, and all our wonderful volunteers,
the JGS' database, Burial Societies in the New York Metropolitan Area, is
available for all to search at http://www.jgsny.org. In 1989, the Jewish
Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York) began this effort to identify the
names and cemetery locations of all Jewish burial society plots belonging
to landsmanshaftn (home town associations), synagogues, family circles,
fraternal organizations and labor unions. Today, this database contains
close to 10,200 entries >from almost 100 cemeteries located in New York
City, Long Island, Putnam County, Westchester County, and northern New
Jersey! Our hats are off to all those who participated in this massive
effort. Be sure to read the Introduction and Frequently Asked Questions
page before beginning your search of the Burial Societies.

2) Check also the most up-to-date and complete list of Jewish Cemeteries in
the Metropolitan New York Area which includes their addresses and phone
numbers.

3) And, you can access the names of 1,374 organizations listed in English
in The Jewish Landsmanschaftn of New York prepared by the Yiddish Writers'
Guild of the Federal Writers' Project, Works Projects Administration.
(There are more in Yiddish. We'll add those soon.)

Please keep in mind that with this announcement there may be a flood of
users that may possibly tie up the system. Be patient and try again later.
Enjoy!
Estelle Guzik
JGS (NY)


Directory of Optometrists #general

Steve Cohen <scohen@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners:

Is there an optometrist among us who might know where to look up a
particular (still-living) optometrist in the New York City area or
Florida? The gentleman would be around 70 (maybe retired). Perhaps there
is a directory >from about 20 years ago also that might list him? This
optometrist would be my mother's 2nd cousin.

For details on the name of the optometrist, contact me privately.

Thanks,

Steve Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Directory of Optometrists #general

Steve Cohen <scohen@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners:

Is there an optometrist among us who might know where to look up a
particular (still-living) optometrist in the New York City area or
Florida? The gentleman would be around 70 (maybe retired). Perhaps there
is a directory >from about 20 years ago also that might list him? This
optometrist would be my mother's 2nd cousin.

For details on the name of the optometrist, contact me privately.

Thanks,

Steve Cohen


List of Jewish Soldiers from Lithuania #lithuania

sman@...
 

In the FHC library at Salt Lake City is a book entitled
"A list of Jewish soldiers >from Lithuania that were injured during the Japanese-Russian War in 1904-05" by Katzav, Shlomo. It's call number is 947.5 M2k. It is in Hebrew and is based on the book of M. Usov, "Jews in the Army of Russia." It has about 250 names. I copied the 8 page list of names.

1. Does anyone know where the original book by Usov is located?

2. I would be happy to look up any names that are of interest.

Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately to Scott's research offer.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania List of Jewish Soldiers from Lithuania #lithuania

sman@...
 

In the FHC library at Salt Lake City is a book entitled
"A list of Jewish soldiers >from Lithuania that were injured during the Japanese-Russian War in 1904-05" by Katzav, Shlomo. It's call number is 947.5 M2k. It is in Hebrew and is based on the book of M. Usov, "Jews in the Army of Russia." It has about 250 names. I copied the 8 page list of names.

1. Does anyone know where the original book by Usov is located?

2. I would be happy to look up any names that are of interest.

Scott Noar
sman@uscom.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately to Scott's research offer.


Re: List of Vilna Holocaust Victims #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

There is also a book entitled "Churban Lita" which was written in Yiddish by Rabbi Ephraim Oshry and published in 1951. The book is now in English and is entitled "The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry".

The listing in the book is by shtetl and there is an index in the back.
Vilna is not included in this book, although there are forty-seven other
shtetls that are.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: List of Vilna Holocaust Victims #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

There is also a book entitled "Churban Lita" which was written in Yiddish by Rabbi Ephraim Oshry and published in 1951. The book is now in English and is entitled "The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry".

The listing in the book is by shtetl and there is an index in the back.
Vilna is not included in this book, although there are forty-seven other
shtetls that are.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: Social Security - 2 months #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

Jeff,
I have sent for a number of SS-5's >from Social Security, and it has
taken at least 2-3 months each time. Try to be patient!

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Social Security - 2 months #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

Jeff,
I have sent for a number of SS-5's >from Social Security, and it has
taken at least 2-3 months each time. Try to be patient!

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA


Re: Prussian town - Schoking/Schothing #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

Gary,
Schokingen, near Stuttgart, is definitely not in the region of Prussia.
Prussia is in the north-eastern part of Germany. I believe it would
include part of what's now Poland.
Sorry I could not find anything else. Good luck!

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Prussian town - Schoking/Schothing #general

Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

Gary,
Schokingen, near Stuttgart, is definitely not in the region of Prussia.
Prussia is in the north-eastern part of Germany. I believe it would
include part of what's now Poland.
Sorry I could not find anything else. Good luck!

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA


More Numbers #general

Len Pincus <lennyp@...>
 

Hi ,
To clarify the numbers some people are worried about I submit the following:

The numbers shown in the Social Security Death Index are ZIP numbers not
addresses.

The numbers cited in reference to finding California cities are a code used
to indicate a particular county. Every county in California has a different
number and I think you can find a listing of these numbers at a local
Family History Center.

Hope this helps.

Len Pincus

looking for : SCHALLER, SPIEGEL, SPARRER >from Galacia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More Numbers #general

Len Pincus <lennyp@...>
 

Hi ,
To clarify the numbers some people are worried about I submit the following:

The numbers shown in the Social Security Death Index are ZIP numbers not
addresses.

The numbers cited in reference to finding California cities are a code used
to indicate a particular county. Every county in California has a different
number and I think you can find a listing of these numbers at a local
Family History Center.

Hope this helps.

Len Pincus

looking for : SCHALLER, SPIEGEL, SPARRER >from Galacia


New Bukovina Translations Posted #general

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

My dear friend Isak Shteyn, a Bukowina native, was kind enough to
translate three chapters >from Hugo Gold's Geschichte der Juden in der
Bukowina / History of the Jews in the Bukowina. In addition, he
translated the table of contents for both volumes and the results are
now posted at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

>from the Table of Contents, you can link to all of the posted
chapters, now numbering a total of 10. Look for Isak's new additions
to the collection for the towns of Solka, Storozynetz (Isak's home
town), and Wiznitz. The chapter on Sereth will be posted in the near
future. Many thanks go to the Yizkor Book Team for their superb help
in posting these translations on the web.

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Bukovina Translations Posted #general

Bruce Reisch <bir1@...>
 

My dear friend Isak Shteyn, a Bukowina native, was kind enough to
translate three chapters >from Hugo Gold's Geschichte der Juden in der
Bukowina / History of the Jews in the Bukowina. In addition, he
translated the table of contents for both volumes and the results are
now posted at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

>from the Table of Contents, you can link to all of the posted
chapters, now numbering a total of 10. Look for Isak's new additions
to the collection for the towns of Solka, Storozynetz (Isak's home
town), and Wiznitz. The chapter on Sereth will be posted in the near
future. Many thanks go to the Yizkor Book Team for their superb help
in posting these translations on the web.

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York


Argentina Death Certificates #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I need to get three death certificates >from Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Does anyone know how to request these?

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 Argentina Death Certificates #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I need to get three death certificates >from Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Does anyone know how to request these?

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: Irving BERLIN #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Irving Berlin was born Izak Beilin. Some of the family kept the original
surname, others use BALINE/ BERLIN. There is an unproven connection to my
maternal family. Please contact me privately for further information and
discussion.

Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Irving BERLIN #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Irving Berlin was born Izak Beilin. Some of the family kept the original
surname, others use BALINE/ BERLIN. There is an unproven connection to my
maternal family. Please contact me privately for further information and
discussion.

Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI