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Re: ROTHBAUM #general

Jakies51 <jakies51@...>
 

Sorry you have had a problem reaching me. I am Marv HAMBURG and my new
address is
Jakies51@...

My Paternal Grandmother was Chane (Anna) ROOTHBAUM of Stryy in Galicia
(now the Ukraine). She came to America in 1889 by way of Rotterdam.
Settled in New York City with my Grandfather, Israel HAMBURG. Used to
write to family whose names (other than BARDACH) I don't know. Hope this
helps. Please let me hear >from you asap.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ROTHBAUM #general

Jakies51 <jakies51@...>
 

Sorry you have had a problem reaching me. I am Marv HAMBURG and my new
address is
Jakies51@...

My Paternal Grandmother was Chane (Anna) ROOTHBAUM of Stryy in Galicia
(now the Ukraine). She came to America in 1889 by way of Rotterdam.
Settled in New York City with my Grandfather, Israel HAMBURG. Used to
write to family whose names (other than BARDACH) I don't know. Hope this
helps. Please let me hear >from you asap.


Re: Harlem NY in 1922 #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

On Feb.3/02 Jim Belsen asked in what borough is Harlem. It is in Manhattan.

Questions about old NYC school records arise >from time to time and
messages about the availability of records can be found in Jewishgen's
Discussion Group Archives.


In New York City all public-school student records are kept by the public
schools themselves, NOT by Central Administration (NYC Board of Education) on
Livingston Street in Brooklyn.

Although NYC public schools are required by law to keep records for no
more than sixty five years, sometimes, through bureaucratic inefficiency or
inertia, they are kept for much longer in moldy old basements or seldom used
closets.

I myself had no luck in getting my father's records >from PS 64 on the Lower
East Side but my lack of success may be attributed to the fact the school
moved two times >from its original location. (My father was graduated >from PS
64 in 1912 when the original building was not very many years old.)

However, I've heard >from a couple of other Jewishgenners about obtaining
old NYC school records. One of them told me she'd just telephoned the old
school in Brooklyn which her grandmother had attended during the first five
years of the 20th century and asked for her grandmother's records. That
school sent them to her, to my surprise.

Mr. Belson should call or write to Central Adminstration to learn whether
Harlem Evening High School still exists, although its name may have been
changed. The email address I used some years ago for contacting Central
Administration was:

lsavage@.... edu.

But Ms. Savage, who was secretary to the former chancellor may have have
left or been replaced. (In fact, she was never able to tell me where PS 64
had been located, but one day I found it out myself by noticing and then
squinting at some extremely tiny and faded print on the cover of my father's
graduation program.)


Mr. Belson should do an Internet search to find a more current email for
Central Administration and for its postal address as well. I wish him luck.
He may have it because a new Director with business and legal experience
has been in charge there for a year or more so maybe people working for him
are more efficient, knowledgable and helpful.

Incidentally, at:

http://library.uvi.edu/vanterpo.htm

there is a biography of s Rufus W. Vanderpool, born in the Virgin Islands,
who attended that Harlem Evening High School for Men, probably during the
1903's.

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.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Harlem NY in 1922 #ukraine

NFatouros@...
 

On Feb.3/02 Jim Belsen asked in what borough is Harlem. It is in Manhattan.

Questions about old NYC school records arise >from time to time and
messages about the availability of records can be found in Jewishgen's
Discussion Group Archives.


In New York City all public-school student records are kept by the public
schools themselves, NOT by Central Administration (NYC Board of Education) on
Livingston Street in Brooklyn.

Although NYC public schools are required by law to keep records for no
more than sixty five years, sometimes, through bureaucratic inefficiency or
inertia, they are kept for much longer in moldy old basements or seldom used
closets.

I myself had no luck in getting my father's records >from PS 64 on the Lower
East Side but my lack of success may be attributed to the fact the school
moved two times >from its original location. (My father was graduated >from PS
64 in 1912 when the original building was not very many years old.)

However, I've heard >from a couple of other Jewishgenners about obtaining
old NYC school records. One of them told me she'd just telephoned the old
school in Brooklyn which her grandmother had attended during the first five
years of the 20th century and asked for her grandmother's records. That
school sent them to her, to my surprise.

Mr. Belson should call or write to Central Adminstration to learn whether
Harlem Evening High School still exists, although its name may have been
changed. The email address I used some years ago for contacting Central
Administration was:

lsavage@.... edu.

But Ms. Savage, who was secretary to the former chancellor may have have
left or been replaced. (In fact, she was never able to tell me where PS 64
had been located, but one day I found it out myself by noticing and then
squinting at some extremely tiny and faded print on the cover of my father's
graduation program.)


Mr. Belson should do an Internet search to find a more current email for
Central Administration and for its postal address as well. I wish him luck.
He may have it because a new Director with business and legal experience
has been in charge there for a year or more so maybe people working for him
are more efficient, knowledgable and helpful.

Incidentally, at:

http://library.uvi.edu/vanterpo.htm

there is a biography of s Rufus W. Vanderpool, born in the Virgin Islands,
who attended that Harlem Evening High School for Men, probably during the
1903's.

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.


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