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Macintosh CD's #general

Jan <jan23@...>
 

For your information, Ancestry.Com has now made Macintosh CD's available.

Jan Cohen

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Macintosh CD's #general

Jan <jan23@...>
 

For your information, Ancestry.Com has now made Macintosh CD's available.

Jan Cohen

Minsk travelogue (with visits to Lapichi and Borisov) on SIG website #general

David Gordon <dgordon@...>
 

A few weeks ago, I wrote to describe in general terms my recent visit to
Belarus (November 2001). I wanted to encourage those who were
interested in going but had safety (or other) concerns. I received a
great number of responses. Some wrote with specific questions, some had
general queries, and many asked whether I would write up my visit or
post pictures. At the suggestion of Dave Fox and with the tremendous
assistance of Edward Rosenbaum (webmaster), I have now posted a lengthy
travelogue and chosen some pictures to accompany it.

The travelogue discusses Minsk (where I was based for one week) plus day
visits to Lapichi and Borisov and a quick visit to Smolevichi. For
those who are interested, the travelogue and pictures can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/belarus_travelogue.htm I hope that
these will be of interest to many of you. I will be happy to respond
general questions about my visit if you write to me. However, I did not
visit any archives during my stay, so can tell you nothing about them.
And I am sorry but I cannot respond to inquiries about individual
families--I simply do not have any information whatsoever. Otherwise,
please feel free to write to me privately.

David Gordon
dgordon@...
Chicago, Illinois

Searching: HORWITZ—Smolevichi, Lapichi (Bobruisk?), GORDON—Vilna or
Kovno;GEBALOVITCH—Borisov, LEVIN—Vilna or Kovno, DRAZIN—Bobruisk,
BENENSON—Borisov

P.S. For those who are interested, I also wrote up my stay in Moscow
and am completing my essay on St. Petersburg. The Moscow write-up can
be found at http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.162688/1367/?s=b

Re: "Tikkoschon" #general

NFatouros@...
 

In her message of Feb.2/02 Mimi Katz asked about the town of Tikkshchon,
Russia.

Possibly this is Tykocin, northwest of Bialystok. According to Chester G.
Cohen's Shtetl Finder Gazetteer its Yiddish name is Tiktin.

I could not find an entry for it my Columbia Lippincott Gazetter, nor
could I find any entries for the "Navare" River in it nor in the several
big atlases of the world which I've accumulated over years of going to
neighborhood yard sales.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...

Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev; FELDMAN,
Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or
SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Minsk travelogue (with visits to Lapichi and Borisov) on SIG website #general

David Gordon <dgordon@...>
 

A few weeks ago, I wrote to describe in general terms my recent visit to
Belarus (November 2001). I wanted to encourage those who were
interested in going but had safety (or other) concerns. I received a
great number of responses. Some wrote with specific questions, some had
general queries, and many asked whether I would write up my visit or
post pictures. At the suggestion of Dave Fox and with the tremendous
assistance of Edward Rosenbaum (webmaster), I have now posted a lengthy
travelogue and chosen some pictures to accompany it.

The travelogue discusses Minsk (where I was based for one week) plus day
visits to Lapichi and Borisov and a quick visit to Smolevichi. For
those who are interested, the travelogue and pictures can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/belarus_travelogue.htm I hope that
these will be of interest to many of you. I will be happy to respond
general questions about my visit if you write to me. However, I did not
visit any archives during my stay, so can tell you nothing about them.
And I am sorry but I cannot respond to inquiries about individual
families--I simply do not have any information whatsoever. Otherwise,
please feel free to write to me privately.

David Gordon
dgordon@...
Chicago, Illinois

Searching: HORWITZ—Smolevichi, Lapichi (Bobruisk?), GORDON—Vilna or
Kovno;GEBALOVITCH—Borisov, LEVIN—Vilna or Kovno, DRAZIN—Bobruisk,
BENENSON—Borisov

P.S. For those who are interested, I also wrote up my stay in Moscow
and am completing my essay on St. Petersburg. The Moscow write-up can
be found at http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.162688/1367/?s=b

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Tikkoschon" #general

NFatouros@...
 

In her message of Feb.2/02 Mimi Katz asked about the town of Tikkshchon,
Russia.

Possibly this is Tykocin, northwest of Bialystok. According to Chester G.
Cohen's Shtetl Finder Gazetteer its Yiddish name is Tiktin.

I could not find an entry for it my Columbia Lippincott Gazetter, nor
could I find any entries for the "Navare" River in it nor in the several
big atlases of the world which I've accumulated over years of going to
neighborhood yard sales.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@...

Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev; FELDMAN,
Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse; SAS or
SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.

Book Site: French Genealogy handbook #general

Ernest Kallmann <ernest.kallmann@...>
 

I am glad to announce the recent publication of the handbook: A Practical
Guide (in French) to Jewish Genealogy in France and elsewhere
By Basile Ginger

its 120 pages contain comprehensive basic and practical information about
the who, when, where, how asked when searching for ancestors in France.

For orders, go to the website of Cercle de Genealogie Juive
www.genealoj.org
and click on Publications

Ernest Kallmann
Suburban Paris, France

Ever hear of Tikkschon, "Russia" near Navare River? #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretK@...>
 

I'm trying to locate the current day town of Tikkschon, "Russia". It's not
in the JewishGen Shtetl Seeker. The only information I have is that it was
near the Navare River, but I can't find that either. Any help with either
location would be greatly appreciated!

Please do not reply to sender. Email address has been altered to avoid
spam. A link to the correct email address is provided below.
Thank you,
Mimi Katz, Chicago
GeveretK@...

COHENS in Los Angeles #general

FISHEADS46@...
 

I recently discovered that many of my COHENS emigrated >from England to The
United States, ending up in Los Angeles, some time in the early 1900s. I
learned that somewhere in Los Angeles, my great-great grandparents, Morris
and Becky COHEN are buried. I am not sure of other ancestors who may have
moved there as well, but perhaps an Isabel or Ellen, although they may be
descendants >from other family members. Sorry this is so vague. Thank you.

Jessica Pearlman
San Francisco, CA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Book Site: French Genealogy handbook #general

Ernest Kallmann <ernest.kallmann@...>
 

I am glad to announce the recent publication of the handbook: A Practical
Guide (in French) to Jewish Genealogy in France and elsewhere
By Basile Ginger

its 120 pages contain comprehensive basic and practical information about
the who, when, where, how asked when searching for ancestors in France.

For orders, go to the website of Cercle de Genealogie Juive
www.genealoj.org
and click on Publications

Ernest Kallmann
Suburban Paris, France

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ever hear of Tikkschon, "Russia" near Navare River? #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretK@...>
 

I'm trying to locate the current day town of Tikkschon, "Russia". It's not
in the JewishGen Shtetl Seeker. The only information I have is that it was
near the Navare River, but I can't find that either. Any help with either
location would be greatly appreciated!

Please do not reply to sender. Email address has been altered to avoid
spam. A link to the correct email address is provided below.
Thank you,
Mimi Katz, Chicago
GeveretK@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen COHENS in Los Angeles #general

FISHEADS46@...
 

I recently discovered that many of my COHENS emigrated >from England to The
United States, ending up in Los Angeles, some time in the early 1900s. I
learned that somewhere in Los Angeles, my great-great grandparents, Morris
and Becky COHEN are buried. I am not sure of other ancestors who may have
moved there as well, but perhaps an Isabel or Ellen, although they may be
descendants >from other family members. Sorry this is so vague. Thank you.

Jessica Pearlman
San Francisco, CA

Steve ZEDECK ---thank you! #general

Ronisl@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

When I first joined Jewishgen and Jewish Records Indexing - Poland back
in 1997, Steve ZEDECK was there. When I became the Belchatow Shtetl CO-
OP Coordinator with JRI-Poland, Steve was available to guide me through
producing charts and tables for the internet and quietly fixed all the
flaws before uploading my material. When I was sending almost daily
updates for the Polish Business Directory volunteer table and the JRI-
Poland Inventories, he uploaded the information within hours, sometimes
minutes, of my requests. He answered all technical questions easily and
generously and no question was too basic for him to give it a respectful
answer.

The databases he created were unique and advanced all our personal
genealogical discoveries. He unassuminglly shared his technical expertise
and time, a great deal of time, with so many of us. His behind the
scenes creations were the foundations of so much of our work and will
continue to be the cornerstone for what we do in the future.

Gratitude and all good things to Steve on his retirement as webmaster of
JRI-Poland. Good wishes for all his future endeavors. He will be missed,
but hope he stops by now and then and spends some future time in the
Jewish genealogical world.

Warm regards and gratitude,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
New York
Ronisl@...

Sephardi-Jewish marriages in Surinam #general

info@...
 

Dear genners,

A new publication by our society has been added to our web site at
http://www.nljewgen.org (Society information / Society publications):
The index of Sephardi-Jewish marriages in Surinam.

Regards,

Stefan D. Pinkus
Netherlands Society for Jewish Genealogy

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Steve ZEDECK ---thank you! #general

Ronisl@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

When I first joined Jewishgen and Jewish Records Indexing - Poland back
in 1997, Steve ZEDECK was there. When I became the Belchatow Shtetl CO-
OP Coordinator with JRI-Poland, Steve was available to guide me through
producing charts and tables for the internet and quietly fixed all the
flaws before uploading my material. When I was sending almost daily
updates for the Polish Business Directory volunteer table and the JRI-
Poland Inventories, he uploaded the information within hours, sometimes
minutes, of my requests. He answered all technical questions easily and
generously and no question was too basic for him to give it a respectful
answer.

The databases he created were unique and advanced all our personal
genealogical discoveries. He unassuminglly shared his technical expertise
and time, a great deal of time, with so many of us. His behind the
scenes creations were the foundations of so much of our work and will
continue to be the cornerstone for what we do in the future.

Gratitude and all good things to Steve on his retirement as webmaster of
JRI-Poland. Good wishes for all his future endeavors. He will be missed,
but hope he stops by now and then and spends some future time in the
Jewish genealogical world.

Warm regards and gratitude,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
New York
Ronisl@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sephardi-Jewish marriages in Surinam #general

info@...
 

Dear genners,

A new publication by our society has been added to our web site at
http://www.nljewgen.org (Society information / Society publications):
The index of Sephardi-Jewish marriages in Surinam.

Regards,

Stefan D. Pinkus
Netherlands Society for Jewish Genealogy

Jerusalem Post genealogy article Jan. 30 - Lady luck. #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

It's All Relative: Lady luck
By Schelly Talalay Dardashti

(January 30) - Finding luck in all the right places.

Schelly's chance meeting adds another branch to her tree.

<koosh@...>
Bernard Kouchel

Re: Levite status on tombstones #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

What appears on a gravestone is what the family has commissioned. The
style of the letters, a personal message, whether it is in Hebrew,
English, Russian, Farsi etc, the design elements (such as pitcher for
Levi) or even a picture of the deceased -- all of this is what the family
has decided to order >from the stonemason and has decided to pay for. It is
a personal, family decision. Any visitor to a Jewish cemetery will find a
remarkable assortment of memorials and items included and how they are
presented, the actual stone, its color, its size.

However, there is a trend in "modern" park-like cemeteries in the US (and
perhaps in other countries) to only allow smallish ground-level plaques,
all of a similar design/shape, etc. which will contribute to the park
grounds atmosphere. In this case, certain limitations/restrictions might
apply.

In Israel, varieties in memorial stones also abound. On a recent visit I
saw the stones for a mother and father (both recently deceased but in
different plots in the cemetery), both ordered by their children, who
are native speakers of both Hebrew and English. While the shape, color and
size of the stones themselves were nearly identical, the inscriptions were
very different, complete with different English spellings of the same
names. Whether this was a mistake by the stonemason or in the order given,
I don't know.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
dardasht@...

...the Levite (or Cohen) status on many of the gravestones in their
cemeteries (does this happen in Conservative ones too?) is not included.
Murray Freedman
Leeds UK

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jerusalem Post genealogy article Jan. 30 - Lady luck. #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

It's All Relative: Lady luck
By Schelly Talalay Dardashti

(January 30) - Finding luck in all the right places.

Schelly's chance meeting adds another branch to her tree.

<koosh@...>
Bernard Kouchel

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Levite status on tombstones #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

What appears on a gravestone is what the family has commissioned. The
style of the letters, a personal message, whether it is in Hebrew,
English, Russian, Farsi etc, the design elements (such as pitcher for
Levi) or even a picture of the deceased -- all of this is what the family
has decided to order >from the stonemason and has decided to pay for. It is
a personal, family decision. Any visitor to a Jewish cemetery will find a
remarkable assortment of memorials and items included and how they are
presented, the actual stone, its color, its size.

However, there is a trend in "modern" park-like cemeteries in the US (and
perhaps in other countries) to only allow smallish ground-level plaques,
all of a similar design/shape, etc. which will contribute to the park
grounds atmosphere. In this case, certain limitations/restrictions might
apply.

In Israel, varieties in memorial stones also abound. On a recent visit I
saw the stones for a mother and father (both recently deceased but in
different plots in the cemetery), both ordered by their children, who
are native speakers of both Hebrew and English. While the shape, color and
size of the stones themselves were nearly identical, the inscriptions were
very different, complete with different English spellings of the same
names. Whether this was a mistake by the stonemason or in the order given,
I don't know.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
dardasht@...

...the Levite (or Cohen) status on many of the gravestones in their
cemeteries (does this happen in Conservative ones too?) is not included.
Murray Freedman
Leeds UK