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I need volunteers #hungary

Mark Benisz <MBenisz@...>
 

Hi everyone
I am in charge of transcribing the Szombathely deportaton list. While we are
making progress I need more volunteers. This is a very importnat task.
Please respond to me privately and I will give you instructions.
Sincerely,
Mark Benisz
New York City

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Hungary SIG #Hungary I need volunteers #hungary

Mark Benisz <MBenisz@...>
 

Hi everyone
I am in charge of transcribing the Szombathely deportaton list. While we are
making progress I need more volunteers. This is a very importnat task.
Please respond to me privately and I will give you instructions.
Sincerely,
Mark Benisz
New York City

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Re: Vulfsohn, Vulfson or WUlfsohn from Saldus #courland #latvia

EMKATS@...
 

I am also researching my family >from Saldus, Latvia - infact we have visited
the town and found the street and homes of my grandfather ISAAC WULFSOHN
married to GASHA LEVINSON. I am unable to find records >from this town. Are
they kept on RIga? Does anyone know about this family? Thanks


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Vulfsohn, Vulfson or WUlfsohn from Saldus #latvia #courland

EMKATS@...
 

I am also researching my family >from Saldus, Latvia - infact we have visited
the town and found the street and homes of my grandfather ISAAC WULFSOHN
married to GASHA LEVINSON. I am unable to find records >from this town. Are
they kept on RIga? Does anyone know about this family? Thanks


Gedcom submission assistance #general

James H Gross <larklane@...>
 

Hello,
For those of you who wish to submit a gedcom
file, but are having technical problems with your
genealogy software, you may want to post a
message, specifying your particular program
and asking for help. There are quite a number of
genealogy software programs, each with various
versions. If you are having trouble, you should
get help >from someone who is familiar with your
particular software brand and version.
Thanks to Leon Koll >from Yehud, Israel for the
suggestion. If you look on the web, under your
software name, you can probably find a users area.


James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@juno.com
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/

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replies are often requested.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gedcom submission assistance #general

James H Gross <larklane@...>
 

Hello,
For those of you who wish to submit a gedcom
file, but are having technical problems with your
genealogy software, you may want to post a
message, specifying your particular program
and asking for help. There are quite a number of
genealogy software programs, each with various
versions. If you are having trouble, you should
get help >from someone who is familiar with your
particular software brand and version.
Thanks to Leon Koll >from Yehud, Israel for the
suggestion. If you look on the web, under your
software name, you can probably find a users area.


James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@juno.com
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/

MODERATOR NOTE: Another forum in which to ask such questions is
the newsgroup soc.genealogy.computing . The JewishGen Discussion
Group does allow certain software-related questions, but due to
issues of topicality and possible product recommendations, private
replies are often requested.


Talner #general

Jaan86@...
 

Need more information concerning the Talner Benevolence Society which has
a section of plots at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth (Queens), NY (where
my grandparents are buried).

The contact person used to be Minnie Erlichman >from Forest Hills, NY, who
unfortunately passed away 4yrs. ago.

Anyhelp would be welcomed.

Jack Sobrin
Hopewell Junction, NY


Hamburg list = Neustadt , SS-5 = Nystadt #general

John A. Rubin <jaru@...>
 

On the Hamburg Departure lists of 1880 & 1884, my grandparents' and
their childrens' birthplace [or home?] is given as Neustadt. On my
father's SS-5 in 1936 he gave his birthplace as Nystadt [he was not much
more than a baby at the time of emigration]. He told me in the 40s or
50s that the family came >from Lithuania. I have no further information.
All three generations are dead except for one holdout [me].

I am aware,>from reading the Jewishgen Discussion Group Archives, that
there are three places [Naumiestis'], one of which is the one I am
looking for. Is it possible that more information might be gained from
the Hamburg people? If so, how would I go about finding it.

I would also welcome any other suggestions.

Thank you,

John A. Rubin
New Paltz, NY


Distribution of Records - 1858 Vilna City Revision List #general

Joelrat@...
 

The Vilna District Research Group is proud to announce the distribution
of two more sets of translated records >from the 1858 Vilna City Revision
List. The total number of records distributed so far accounts for 919
families with 5239 individuals. The total distributed records contain data
on approximately 20% of the Jewish population of the city of Vilna in 1858.


Anyone wishing to become a member of the group can do so by going to the
following URL: http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Translation-German or Romanian-Viewmate #general

HWiner@...
 

I'd like help in translating a postcard to my ggf in Urziceni Romania,
June 1902, >from Berlin. I'm not sure what language it's in, possibly
Romanian or German.

VM398
The text is on a small corner of the postcard titled "Berlin unter wasser
1902" the picture is a scene >from Friedrichstrasse, April 14, 1902.
Apparently, there was a large flood in Berlin, large enough to warrent
printing postcards.

VM399 is the address side of the card. I've scanned it upside down
because I'm interested in the text written around the address, not
necessarily the address.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html


Helen Winer
Skokie, IL
hwiner@aol.com
Researching: BERGSMAN in Slovikia
MISHKIN in Slonim Belarus
KAMM in Romania, Austria
CHAIMOWITZ, TZBOIGEN in Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Talner #general

Jaan86@...
 

Need more information concerning the Talner Benevolence Society which has
a section of plots at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth (Queens), NY (where
my grandparents are buried).

The contact person used to be Minnie Erlichman >from Forest Hills, NY, who
unfortunately passed away 4yrs. ago.

Anyhelp would be welcomed.

Jack Sobrin
Hopewell Junction, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hamburg list = Neustadt , SS-5 = Nystadt #general

John A. Rubin <jaru@...>
 

On the Hamburg Departure lists of 1880 & 1884, my grandparents' and
their childrens' birthplace [or home?] is given as Neustadt. On my
father's SS-5 in 1936 he gave his birthplace as Nystadt [he was not much
more than a baby at the time of emigration]. He told me in the 40s or
50s that the family came >from Lithuania. I have no further information.
All three generations are dead except for one holdout [me].

I am aware,>from reading the Jewishgen Discussion Group Archives, that
there are three places [Naumiestis'], one of which is the one I am
looking for. Is it possible that more information might be gained from
the Hamburg people? If so, how would I go about finding it.

I would also welcome any other suggestions.

Thank you,

John A. Rubin
New Paltz, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Distribution of Records - 1858 Vilna City Revision List #general

Joelrat@...
 

The Vilna District Research Group is proud to announce the distribution
of two more sets of translated records >from the 1858 Vilna City Revision
List. The total number of records distributed so far accounts for 919
families with 5239 individuals. The total distributed records contain data
on approximately 20% of the Jewish population of the city of Vilna in 1858.


Anyone wishing to become a member of the group can do so by going to the
following URL: http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation-German or Romanian-Viewmate #general

HWiner@...
 

I'd like help in translating a postcard to my ggf in Urziceni Romania,
June 1902, >from Berlin. I'm not sure what language it's in, possibly
Romanian or German.

VM398
The text is on a small corner of the postcard titled "Berlin unter wasser
1902" the picture is a scene >from Friedrichstrasse, April 14, 1902.
Apparently, there was a large flood in Berlin, large enough to warrent
printing postcards.

VM399 is the address side of the card. I've scanned it upside down
because I'm interested in the text written around the address, not
necessarily the address.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html


Helen Winer
Skokie, IL
hwiner@aol.com
Researching: BERGSMAN in Slovikia
MISHKIN in Slonim Belarus
KAMM in Romania, Austria
CHAIMOWITZ, TZBOIGEN in Lithuania


PAINKE (surname) Jewish origins? #general

Florian Painke <florian.painke@...>
 

Hello all,

I am searching for the origins of my family name and hope to find hints,
tips or maybe even some answers on the net.
Since I have gotten the hint twice that the name might eventually have
Jewish origins, I decided to follow that path and wanted to start with this
question here. The first hint was a name I could only decipher partially on
a photo of a Jewish cemetary that was very similar, the second was from
another neticen.
My grandfather tried to make a family tree, but got stuck very soon for
some reason I don't know (it's both possible that there simply wasn't any
information or what he found he did not like; that's none of my concerns,
anyway). I can only say for sure that down to my great-grandfather there's
no Jewish ancestors. >from there on ..?

Any comments? Thanks for any input in advance! :)

Ciao,
Florian Painke

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in Germany, click on "Germany" under the "Countries" heading,
and you will find links to the German-Jewish SIG (Special Interest
Group), Resources for German-Jewish genealogy, Resources for Jewish
genealogy in Posen, and JewishGen Databases - Germany.


Waisman or Wajsman or Weissman #general

esta <ehome@...>
 

Have certain papers in my possession regarding property of late
grandfather originally >from warzawa and Radom. How could I find out
info if there is an account in any Swiss Banks to claim. I need the
full list of 1997 with all the names.

Benzion Shamir (Waisman)


Re: California death certificates - long wait? #general

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

I requested both a California death record and a birth record on September
4, 2000. I received the birth record on December 4 (note that I had
requested it >from Los Angeles County some time ago, but they couldn't find
it), but I didn't receive the death certificate until January 24, which is
abou 4 1/2 months. So yes, I would say that it takes a long time to
receive California death records, and that it's not time to panic yet.


Marion Werle <werle@pacificnet.net>

Searching: MOLCHADSKY (Kossovo, Bereza and Pruzhany, Belarus); RATNER
(Kossovo, Belarus); SKUTELSKI, GETZ (Riebene, Latvia); MINSK (Daugavpils,
Latvia); SKUDER/SCUDER, COHEN (Skuodas and Anyksciai, Lith.); KRAWITZ
(Mosedis, Lith.);
MARCUS (Anyksciai and Ukmerge, Lith.); PANOVSKY/PANOFF (Ukmerge and
Anyksciai, Lith.)


Travel to Vienna/Auschwitz #general

grace c.fener markofsky <gracfm@...>
 

I plan to visit Vienna in May, (if I can get a reasonably priced flight!)
and am contemplating a trip >from there to Auschwitz. What suggestions does
anyone have for possible ways to do this?
Thanks in advance.

Grace C. Fener Markofsky
Jk. Hts, NY

Researching: FENER, SANDLER, GRAF, RAZDOWITZ, BENJAMIN, FEHNER


Re: Popularity of the name Zvi Hirsh #general

mpfreed28315861@...
 

In article <95u4lt$i5g$1@nnrp1.deja.com>,
david_henry@my-deja.com wrote:

What struck me was the popularity of the
name Zvi Hirsh (27 times out of 470 entries).
Cen anyone explain why this particular name was so popular in the
18th/19th centuries?
Still popular today. Tsvi means 'deer' and is Hebrew whilst Hirsh
means the same in Yiddish. It has a biblical origin and probably
comes >from a progenitor with the name Naphtali. (See Genesis 49:21
where in Jacob's blessing to his sons he refers to Naphtali as a "hind
let loose"). It is a typical couplet of names of which there are
other examples like Aryeh Leib, Menachem Mendel, Binyamin Ze'ev etc..

Murray Freedman


Re: First Name "Benche" #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Ira Leibowitz wrote as follows:

"There is some dispute as to what my grandfather's Hebrew name was.
Cousins called him Benche -- with the "che" pronounced as in "chest."
I presume Benche is a nickname. But a nickname for what?"

The Yiddish name "Benche" is a kinui (nickname) for the Hebrew name
BenZion. There are various other similar diminutive kinuim such as
Bentsl, Bentshl, Bentse, and Bentsil.

Prof. G. L. Esterson
Ra'anana, Israel