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Re: Polish Font for the Mac #galicia

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Subject: Polish Font for the Mac
From: Edward Goldstein <e.goldstein@ieee.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 12:43:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

After an frustrating search of the internet I have found a site from
which you can download a free Polish font for the Macintosh. The URL
is http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/fonts/polish.html.
I have a very nice Polish font for Macintosh computers. I would
be happy to send it to anyone who would like a copy.

Dan

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


Re: galicia digest: February 28, 2001 #galicia

Plutsk@...
 

In a message dated 03/01/2001 1:05:40 AM Eastern Standard Time, Suzan Wynne
writes:

I drafted a
chapter of a yet-to-be published book for Avotaynu on the
Austro-Hungarian Empire. It took about a year of research and I think
it contains much information that would benefit people with origins in
that region. Unfortunately, the book might never be published but I
have gained permission to share excerpts of the chapter with subscribers
of the GG SIG digest. One aspect of the chapter that is particularly
relevant as a follow up to our exciting discussion on Chassidism is the
role of the Kehilla in Galicia. The political role was huge and it
played an essential role in every aspect of Jewish life. Understanding
how the Kehilla system and Chassidism interacted would, I believe, be
helpful in appreciating the lives that our ancestors lived. This system
ended with WWI. When Poland became independent, the Kehilla system was
disbanded. I don't have time to write much about this today but I will
share what I
learned over the next week or so in small chunks.
Kudos to you, Suzan! I hope, obligations to Avotaynu permitting, that you
will consider offering your work to JewishGen as an InfoFile.

Steve Gold
Detroit area


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Polish Font for the Mac #galicia

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

Subject: Polish Font for the Mac
From: Edward Goldstein <e.goldstein@ieee.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 12:43:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

After an frustrating search of the internet I have found a site from
which you can download a free Polish font for the Macintosh. The URL
is http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/fonts/polish.html.
I have a very nice Polish font for Macintosh computers. I would
be happy to send it to anyone who would like a copy.

Dan

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: galicia digest: February 28, 2001 #galicia

Plutsk@...
 

In a message dated 03/01/2001 1:05:40 AM Eastern Standard Time, Suzan Wynne
writes:

I drafted a
chapter of a yet-to-be published book for Avotaynu on the
Austro-Hungarian Empire. It took about a year of research and I think
it contains much information that would benefit people with origins in
that region. Unfortunately, the book might never be published but I
have gained permission to share excerpts of the chapter with subscribers
of the GG SIG digest. One aspect of the chapter that is particularly
relevant as a follow up to our exciting discussion on Chassidism is the
role of the Kehilla in Galicia. The political role was huge and it
played an essential role in every aspect of Jewish life. Understanding
how the Kehilla system and Chassidism interacted would, I believe, be
helpful in appreciating the lives that our ancestors lived. This system
ended with WWI. When Poland became independent, the Kehilla system was
disbanded. I don't have time to write much about this today but I will
share what I
learned over the next week or so in small chunks.
Kudos to you, Suzan! I hope, obligations to Avotaynu permitting, that you
will consider offering your work to JewishGen as an InfoFile.

Steve Gold
Detroit area


Ascendants until Rashi #general

Micheline Gutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

Sometimes, it is possible to find ascendants until Rashi.
Such a list of ascendants has been published
in GenAmi number 13 (october 2000).

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi
michelinegutmann@free.fr
http://asso.genami.free.fr


new e-mail address for GenAmi #general

Micheline Gutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

Please note my new e-mail address

michelinegutmann@free.fr

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France

MODERATOR NOTE: When changing e-mail addresses, don't forget
to change your subscriptions to the Discussion Group and SIGs
by subscribing & unsubscribing at http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/
JGFF members should modify their entries at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ (click on "Modify")


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ascendants until Rashi #general

Micheline Gutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

Sometimes, it is possible to find ascendants until Rashi.
Such a list of ascendants has been published
in GenAmi number 13 (october 2000).

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi
michelinegutmann@free.fr
http://asso.genami.free.fr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen new e-mail address for GenAmi #general

Micheline Gutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

Please note my new e-mail address

michelinegutmann@free.fr

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France

MODERATOR NOTE: When changing e-mail addresses, don't forget
to change your subscriptions to the Discussion Group and SIGs
by subscribing & unsubscribing at http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/
JGFF members should modify their entries at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ (click on "Modify")


Rav Zvi Pesach Frank/ Rav Arye Levin #general

George Farkas <george@...>
 

Hi,

Does anyone know of a genealogy for Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank, one-time chief
rabbi of Jerusalem, or his wife Gitta Malka Shapira?

Similarly, does anyone know of a genealogy for Rabbi (Arele) Arye Levin who
also married a Shapira (who I believe was Gitta Malka Shapira's sister)?

The Shapira family is part of my wife's family.


George Farkas
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Re: the cost of a transatlantic cruise in 1905 #general

Dennis Haber <dennis@...>
 

Great site:
Do you know of a similar one for Poland and/or Romania

<<In searching the web, I found the following webpage that has
very good information.
Title: Advice to the immigrant going overseas
URL: http://www.btinternet.com/~ablumsohn/immig.htm
The information is of general interest, but more specific to Litvaks.>>


Mandate-Era Palastine Gazateer #general

ADAVIS <ADAVIS@...>
 

Genners-

Does anyone have access to/experience with the Palestine Gazaetter?

This was a listing of some 20,000 mostly Jewish immigrants to Palestine
published by the mandate government suring the 20's and 30's.

It listed these individuals surnames and new "adopted" hebraicized
surnames.

Please respond privately.

Adam Davis
Chicago

DOBZHEVICH, Pinsk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rav Zvi Pesach Frank/ Rav Arye Levin #general

George Farkas <george@...>
 

Hi,

Does anyone know of a genealogy for Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank, one-time chief
rabbi of Jerusalem, or his wife Gitta Malka Shapira?

Similarly, does anyone know of a genealogy for Rabbi (Arele) Arye Levin who
also married a Shapira (who I believe was Gitta Malka Shapira's sister)?

The Shapira family is part of my wife's family.


George Farkas
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: the cost of a transatlantic cruise in 1905 #general

Dennis Haber <dennis@...>
 

Great site:
Do you know of a similar one for Poland and/or Romania

<<In searching the web, I found the following webpage that has
very good information.
Title: Advice to the immigrant going overseas
URL: http://www.btinternet.com/~ablumsohn/immig.htm
The information is of general interest, but more specific to Litvaks.>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mandate-Era Palastine Gazateer #general

ADAVIS <ADAVIS@...>
 

Genners-

Does anyone have access to/experience with the Palestine Gazaetter?

This was a listing of some 20,000 mostly Jewish immigrants to Palestine
published by the mandate government suring the 20's and 30's.

It listed these individuals surnames and new "adopted" hebraicized
surnames.

Please respond privately.

Adam Davis
Chicago

DOBZHEVICH, Pinsk


Re: Wieniawa Records #poland

RobinnM@...
 

The Jewish Records Indexing -Poland Project is proud to announce that the
Lublin Archives Project is finishing up the Lublin City records and moving on
to the indexing of the Wieniawa records.

The years available >from the Lublin branch of the Polish State Archives are
1870-1900, and the cost estimate for completing this work is $550 US.

If you have an interest in Wieniawa... now is the time to step forward and
contribute to this project. Data cannot be posted on the JRI-Poland website
until they are fully funded.

Donations of $50 US or more will entitle you to a copy of the EXCEL
spreadsheet for Wieniawa when it is available. Donations should be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Contributions should be earmarked for the "Wieniawa Initiative." If you send
a check, please write this on the face of the check. Contributions can only
be accepted in US Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your VISA will
be charged in your local currency; however, please identify the amount of the
contribution in US Dollars.

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out
the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA
Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261.
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

Thanks for your help in this important work. If you have any questions or
comments, please contact me at: RobinnM@aol.com

Best wishes to you for your own Lublin Area research.

Mrs. Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Project

RobinnM@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Wieniawa Records #poland

RobinnM@...
 

The Jewish Records Indexing -Poland Project is proud to announce that the
Lublin Archives Project is finishing up the Lublin City records and moving on
to the indexing of the Wieniawa records.

The years available >from the Lublin branch of the Polish State Archives are
1870-1900, and the cost estimate for completing this work is $550 US.

If you have an interest in Wieniawa... now is the time to step forward and
contribute to this project. Data cannot be posted on the JRI-Poland website
until they are fully funded.

Donations of $50 US or more will entitle you to a copy of the EXCEL
spreadsheet for Wieniawa when it is available. Donations should be mailed to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Contributions should be earmarked for the "Wieniawa Initiative." If you send
a check, please write this on the face of the check. Contributions can only
be accepted in US Dollars unless you use a VISA credit card. Your VISA will
be charged in your local currency; however, please identify the amount of the
contribution in US Dollars.

Visa contributions may be phoned to Sheila at (301) 341-1261. Or print out
the form at: http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/visa.htm by clicking on the VISA
Card and fax or mail it to Sheila. The fax number is also (301) 341-1261.
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern time only, please.)

Thanks for your help in this important work. If you have any questions or
comments, please contact me at: RobinnM@aol.com

Best wishes to you for your own Lublin Area research.

Mrs. Robinn Magid, Kensington, California
Lublin Archives Project Coordinator,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Project

RobinnM@aol.com


Advice to Immigrants Going Overseas #general

Curiousyl@...
 

To all Jewishgenners and LitvakSiggers interested in my posting :re cost
of crossing the Atlantic1905 [Advice to Immigrants Going Overseas], a
JewishGenner - Mark Halpern - found the article thru a search engine.
Amazing!

<<In a message dated 2/25/01 4:32:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Rosie@ha97.fsnet.co.uk writes:
I have read >from time to time about one route being cheaper than another
but cannot remember reading about costs. What did it cost to emigrate to
the USA say in 1905? Has any books, articles been written or is this a
subject awaiting an author? >>

My posting:
<This query rang a bell and I searched my old notebooks for a file I
remembered. The file was sent to me in my early days of research, February
15, 1995 thru the generosity of GFS Chris, a JewishGen Chat Line Moderator
[in those days] and was written by V.K. Rackauskas.Extremely informative,
the file title is "Lithuanian Immigrants - 1899-1914, sub-title: Advice to
the immigrant going overseas." Paragraph 8 lists cost of Steamship
Tickets>>

Mark Halpern's posting:
<<In searching the web, I found the following webpage that has very good
information.
Title: Advice to the immigrant going overseas
URL: http://www.btinternet.com/~ablumsohn/immig.htm
The information is of general interest, but more specific to Litvaks.>>


If you encounter a problem accessing the page let me know.
I saved the article in my file [for the second time]!
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Florida


Zion Mule Corps #general

SHEILA TOFFELL <toffell@...>
 

Does anyone know if any enlistment records survive for the Zion Mule Corps?

Sheila Toffell
--
Searching for, in the Ukraine:
KARSUNSKY / KORSUNSKY Stavische and Tarasche
BREZHENEV / BREZHNEV Yelisavetograd (Kirovograd)
In Poland:
LAKUMSKI, Skulsk
RAFELSKI(spelling unclear) Lodz area
TOFFEL Opole Lubielski, Josefow nad Wisla


Re: Thanks for Israel Phone Look Up #general

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hello,

I just want to say thank you to everyone who responded to my request for
help with a Israel phone look up.

Tilford Bartman


Surname origins - RAK #general

Steinsteve@...
 

One of our family surnames was RAK. This was the pre-immigration spelling,
i.e. this is not an Anglicization or a shortening of a longer name. The
family lived in Bialystok, and the microfilm birth register record I have
found using the JRI-Poland database bears out the spelling.

A friend who knows Russian saw the record, and pointed out that in
Russian, "RAK" means Cancer the Crab, cancer, and crab (I obviously can't
show RAK here in Cyrillic). My question is, could a Bialystok family named
RAK have a name derived >from Russian? What is "crab" in Polish, and would
it be close enough to Rak to make the Russian/Polish distinction
irrelevant? How would a Jewish family have a name meaning "crab"?

An odd coincidence, or maybe not, is that the Bialystoker Synagogue on the
Lower East Side of Manhattan has a mural on the ceiling of the sanctuary
depicting the entire Zodiac. Could there be a connection?

Any reasonable, educated opinion is welcome.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ