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JewishGen Moving to New ISP #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Dear SIG Members,

I have received a message (see below) >from Carol Skydell informing the
SIGs about moving the JewishGen servers to a new ISP. She has requested
that all SIGs and all people who maintain a ShtetLink page not to upload
new material to their websites until after the move has been completed
(approximately Feb. 15). There may also be some down times between now
and Feb. 15.
--
David M. Fox
mailto:fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD USA
Belarus SIG Coordinator
<http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus>;

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Subject: we're moving again
From: Carol Skydell <cskydell@jewishgen.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 15:38:39 -0800
X-Message-Number: 2

Folks,
We received word that our ISP would no longer be handling co-located
servers...so that means that JewishGen will be moving again. We are taking
the first steps and expect that with all the planning and preparation that
needs to be accomplished (involving all tech and support teams) this should
be a relatively seamless move. However, because of some of the things that
require doing, there may be some service interruptions between now and Feb
15th, the day we actually move. All we can advise is, if you try to
moderate your list or access the site and cannot, try again in an hour.

What this means to all SIGs, mailing lists and hosted Independents is that
nothing new should be attempted until sometime after the move when we
notify you that all systems are running properly.

If you have a website please plan no additional uploads, do not plan or do
anything that would require the input of anyone on the tech or support
teams. As soon as the "all clear" is sounded we'll send out an announcement.

Moving day is Feb. 15th

Carol


Re: mutilation to avoid coscription #belarus

Zalman Latzkovich <zalman@...>
 

A true story my Dad told me,that his father told him.
Their neghbor's son in Alytus, Lithuania, in order to avoid being taken into
the Russian army around
1910-12, took his own eye out by sticking a fork into a wall and hitting
with a head. He personally knew this guy.

Zalman Latzkovich
Toronto


Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen Moving to New ISP #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Dear SIG Members,

I have received a message (see below) >from Carol Skydell informing the
SIGs about moving the JewishGen servers to a new ISP. She has requested
that all SIGs and all people who maintain a ShtetLink page not to upload
new material to their websites until after the move has been completed
(approximately Feb. 15). There may also be some down times between now
and Feb. 15.
--
David M. Fox
mailto:fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD USA
Belarus SIG Coordinator
<http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus>;

***************
Subject: we're moving again
From: Carol Skydell <cskydell@jewishgen.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 15:38:39 -0800
X-Message-Number: 2

Folks,
We received word that our ISP would no longer be handling co-located
servers...so that means that JewishGen will be moving again. We are taking
the first steps and expect that with all the planning and preparation that
needs to be accomplished (involving all tech and support teams) this should
be a relatively seamless move. However, because of some of the things that
require doing, there may be some service interruptions between now and Feb
15th, the day we actually move. All we can advise is, if you try to
moderate your list or access the site and cannot, try again in an hour.

What this means to all SIGs, mailing lists and hosted Independents is that
nothing new should be attempted until sometime after the move when we
notify you that all systems are running properly.

If you have a website please plan no additional uploads, do not plan or do
anything that would require the input of anyone on the tech or support
teams. As soon as the "all clear" is sounded we'll send out an announcement.

Moving day is Feb. 15th

Carol


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: mutilation to avoid coscription #belarus

Zalman Latzkovich <zalman@...>
 

A true story my Dad told me,that his father told him.
Their neghbor's son in Alytus, Lithuania, in order to avoid being taken into
the Russian army around
1910-12, took his own eye out by sticking a fork into a wall and hitting
with a head. He personally knew this guy.

Zalman Latzkovich
Toronto


San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society meeting #general

Roberta Berman <danber@...>
 

The San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting on
Sunday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish
Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla.

Arthur Benveniste will speak about Crypto Jews: Their History, Culture,
Practices and Problems with Identity and Returning to Judaism. He is a
retired History and Economics teacher who has been studying the roots of
Sephardic culture for many years.

Non-SDJGS members - $3.00

Roberta Wagner Berman
danber@cts.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society meeting #general

Roberta Berman <danber@...>
 

The San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting on
Sunday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish
Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla.

Arthur Benveniste will speak about Crypto Jews: Their History, Culture,
Practices and Problems with Identity and Returning to Judaism. He is a
retired History and Economics teacher who has been studying the roots of
Sephardic culture for many years.

Non-SDJGS members - $3.00

Roberta Wagner Berman
danber@cts.com


"vel"??? #general

Ricki L. Zunk <rickiz@...>
 

I'm not totally lame brained, but I always think of this question when I
can't write it down and then I forget to post it to the group. Of late,
I've found several relatives with the word "vel" as part of their names
(given names AND surnames), and I don't know what it actually means.

If one's given name is "Mordko vel Max" - what does that mean? Is his
name Mordko or is it Max?

If the surname is "Friemann vel Naum" - is his surname Friemann or is it
Naum?

Does the surnames change its construction when Mr. Friemann vel Naum has
a child? What surname would the child take >from the father?

My relatives with the "vel" as part of their names come >from Galicia in
the last quarter of the 19th century - if that makes any difference.

I'm sorry if this is rather rudimentary for some of you, but it's just
become an issue of some import to me, and I really need to understand
this.

Thanks,

Ricki Randall Zunk
South Florida
<rickiz@mindspring.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "vel"??? #general

Ricki L. Zunk <rickiz@...>
 

I'm not totally lame brained, but I always think of this question when I
can't write it down and then I forget to post it to the group. Of late,
I've found several relatives with the word "vel" as part of their names
(given names AND surnames), and I don't know what it actually means.

If one's given name is "Mordko vel Max" - what does that mean? Is his
name Mordko or is it Max?

If the surname is "Friemann vel Naum" - is his surname Friemann or is it
Naum?

Does the surnames change its construction when Mr. Friemann vel Naum has
a child? What surname would the child take >from the father?

My relatives with the "vel" as part of their names come >from Galicia in
the last quarter of the 19th century - if that makes any difference.

I'm sorry if this is rather rudimentary for some of you, but it's just
become an issue of some import to me, and I really need to understand
this.

Thanks,

Ricki Randall Zunk
South Florida
<rickiz@mindspring.com>


Help translating documents from 1938-1941 #general

Chakan731 <chakan731@...>
 

I have an envelope and a letter in VM. One is an envelope w/ hebrew and
mostly German writing (VM375). The letter is written in German(VM376). Both
were written by an aunt in 1938 and 1941, respectively >from the
Palestine-Israel area, I believe. Would like to know what they say as it may
lead to finding my Jewish ancestors. Grandmother and Grandfather were
murdered at Auschwitz.
Thanks
David Katz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help translating documents from 1938-1941 #general

Chakan731 <chakan731@...>
 

I have an envelope and a letter in VM. One is an envelope w/ hebrew and
mostly German writing (VM375). The letter is written in German(VM376). Both
were written by an aunt in 1938 and 1941, respectively >from the
Palestine-Israel area, I believe. Would like to know what they say as it may
lead to finding my Jewish ancestors. Grandmother and Grandfather were
murdered at Auschwitz.
Thanks
David Katz


Help with Russian translation - VIEWMATE #general

Lena Fiszman <lfiszman@...>
 

I posted a Death Certificate in Russian for a my great uncle, Peisach
Fiszman.

I would appreciate help in translating it. It is file - VM382.

Follow this link to find it:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview119.html#vm382

Please respond directly to: lfiszman@bigpond.com

Many thanks,

Lena Fiszman
Melbourne, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with Russian translation - VIEWMATE #general

Lena Fiszman <lfiszman@...>
 

I posted a Death Certificate in Russian for a my great uncle, Peisach
Fiszman.

I would appreciate help in translating it. It is file - VM382.

Follow this link to find it:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview119.html#vm382

Please respond directly to: lfiszman@bigpond.com

Many thanks,

Lena Fiszman
Melbourne, Australia


KOPPEL/KOPEL/ODESS #general

LNewman900@...
 

I am searching for information on any of the following:
Mary Koppel/Kopel, married to Harry Odess. They had two sons, both born in
Russia. Philip Odess (1891-1976), who lived in MA, later CT, and retired to
FL. Isidor Odess (1896-1949), who lived in CA, and died in Los Angeles.
There was also a daughter, who may have been retarded, and about who there is
no information. I believe Philip and Isidor came to the US at a young age.
Any information would be a big help. Thank you.

L. Newman
LNewman900@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KOPPEL/KOPEL/ODESS #general

LNewman900@...
 

I am searching for information on any of the following:
Mary Koppel/Kopel, married to Harry Odess. They had two sons, both born in
Russia. Philip Odess (1891-1976), who lived in MA, later CT, and retired to
FL. Isidor Odess (1896-1949), who lived in CA, and died in Los Angeles.
There was also a daughter, who may have been retarded, and about who there is
no information. I believe Philip and Isidor came to the US at a young age.
Any information would be a big help. Thank you.

L. Newman
LNewman900@aol.com


Viewmate German Postcard #general

HWiner@...
 

Please help me translate a German (I think) postcard. The writing is
quite cramped, so it's possibly all the words can't be read. But any help
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Please see VM384/385
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Please respond privately

Helen Winer
Skokie, IL

Researching:BERGSMAN in Slovakia and Hungary
KAMM in Romania and Austria
MISHKIN in Belarus
CHAIMOWITZ, TZBOIBEN in Lithuania


Looking for town sounding like"Severopoly" #general

Joey Spector <joeyspector@...>
 

I am looking for a town I have been told was on the Black Sea, and sounds
something like "Severopoly"

from looking over maps, I have found the towns of Simferopol and Sevastopol
in Crimea, Ukraine. Did these towns go by any other names? Are there any
other suggestions as to what this town could actually be? I was also
wondering if Russian town names ending in "pol" also could be pronounced
"pole-ee".

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Joey Spector
NYC/ Philadelphia

searching: (all Philadelphia)
SPECTOR (Berdichev & Mahnknovka, Ukr.), ACKERMAN (L'viv, Ukr.), CARSON/
KRUSCHEN (Phila. & Manitoba, Canada), PRESSER(?Russia), NEUBAUER (Wielkie
Oczy and Yavorov, Galicia), SCHLEY/ SCHLYACH (Belaya Tserkov & Fastov,
Ukr.), MAHALEVSKI/ MACHOLEVSKI (Belaya Tserkov), STERN (?Russia), SPIEGEL/
SHPIGEL (?Russia) and KASKEY/ KOSKY (?Russia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate German Postcard #general

HWiner@...
 

Please help me translate a German (I think) postcard. The writing is
quite cramped, so it's possibly all the words can't be read. But any help
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Please see VM384/385
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

Please respond privately

Helen Winer
Skokie, IL

Researching:BERGSMAN in Slovakia and Hungary
KAMM in Romania and Austria
MISHKIN in Belarus
CHAIMOWITZ, TZBOIBEN in Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for town sounding like"Severopoly" #general

Joey Spector <joeyspector@...>
 

I am looking for a town I have been told was on the Black Sea, and sounds
something like "Severopoly"

from looking over maps, I have found the towns of Simferopol and Sevastopol
in Crimea, Ukraine. Did these towns go by any other names? Are there any
other suggestions as to what this town could actually be? I was also
wondering if Russian town names ending in "pol" also could be pronounced
"pole-ee".

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Joey Spector
NYC/ Philadelphia

searching: (all Philadelphia)
SPECTOR (Berdichev & Mahnknovka, Ukr.), ACKERMAN (L'viv, Ukr.), CARSON/
KRUSCHEN (Phila. & Manitoba, Canada), PRESSER(?Russia), NEUBAUER (Wielkie
Oczy and Yavorov, Galicia), SCHLEY/ SCHLYACH (Belaya Tserkov & Fastov,
Ukr.), MAHALEVSKI/ MACHOLEVSKI (Belaya Tserkov), STERN (?Russia), SPIEGEL/
SHPIGEL (?Russia) and KASKEY/ KOSKY (?Russia)


SITE CITE : Jewish Women's Archive #general

Naomi Teveth <ntevet@...>
 

Good evening,

This URL will bring you to the Jewish Women's Archive homepage:

http://www.jwa.org/main.htm

In their words: The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive is to uncover,
chronicle, and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their
contributions to our families and communities, to our people and our world.

On the home page click on the button "Women of Valor"
http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/
Here you will find a list of women, such as Bella Abzug, Ray Frank, Emma
Lazarus etc. and you will be able to read their indepth biographies.

Furthermore, clicking on "Virtual Archive " http://www.jwa.org/archive/
will open a search page where you can browse 200 names, choose anyone and
get short biographies/personal information, as well as links to where
collections are held about the person you chose.
You may also search by occupation or subject.

The site is easy to navigate and user friendly.

Best regards,
Naomi Teveth in Tel Aviv
ntevet@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SITE CITE : Jewish Women's Archive #general

Naomi Teveth <ntevet@...>
 

Good evening,

This URL will bring you to the Jewish Women's Archive homepage:

http://www.jwa.org/main.htm

In their words: The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive is to uncover,
chronicle, and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their
contributions to our families and communities, to our people and our world.

On the home page click on the button "Women of Valor"
http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/
Here you will find a list of women, such as Bella Abzug, Ray Frank, Emma
Lazarus etc. and you will be able to read their indepth biographies.

Furthermore, clicking on "Virtual Archive " http://www.jwa.org/archive/
will open a search page where you can browse 200 names, choose anyone and
get short biographies/personal information, as well as links to where
collections are held about the person you chose.
You may also search by occupation or subject.

The site is easy to navigate and user friendly.

Best regards,
Naomi Teveth in Tel Aviv
ntevet@netvision.net.il