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Gedlink Web Site #general

LS Hofrichter <LSHofrichter@...>
 

Just received an e-mail message dealing with the GedLink project -- which
purports to be a way to link with others around the world searching for the
same surnames. After downloading the free software, one can share GEDCOM
files, inquire of the 90,000 participants, and share family trees.

Has anyone heard of this GedLink project or used the software?

Larry
LSHofrichter@...

Researching: HOFRICHTER (Husiatyn); ISAACSON (Radoshkovici);
HAMMER (Husiatyn); FOX (Brailov); SHEEN (New York, London)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Mitchell Silk -re Kitchinova Rebbe #general

caren b rubio <carenru@...>
 

Dear Mitchell-
I replied to your last communication to me re the Kitchinova Rebbe but
my "Reply" bounced.
If you have another email address, please let me know!
Thanks.
Caren Rubio
carenru@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Great childrens' book! #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

Hello genners with children,

I recently checked out a book at my public library, for my 11-year-old
daughter, called, "Journey to Ellis Island" by Carol Bierman, published by
Hyperion Books for Children. It is the true story of Ms. Bierman's
grandfather's journey to America, when he was a small boy. It describes the
family's life in Russia, and the reasons they came to America. I think the
age group for this book would be about 7-12. It is very well written. My
daughter and I both read it, and then, we looked the family up in the EIDB,
and there they were (except in the book, the mother's name is Rachel, and in
the EIDB, it is Ruchla)!! That was very exciting for my daughter. The book
also has photos of the family and old photos and postcards of Ellis Island.

Great book, great teaching tool!

Denise Azbill
SEARCHING: WEIDENFELD, ZWIRNBAUM, BLEIMAN, MESSING, KESSLER, FALCK/FALK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gedlink Web Site #general

LS Hofrichter <LSHofrichter@...>
 

Just received an e-mail message dealing with the GedLink project -- which
purports to be a way to link with others around the world searching for the
same surnames. After downloading the free software, one can share GEDCOM
files, inquire of the 90,000 participants, and share family trees.

Has anyone heard of this GedLink project or used the software?

Larry
LSHofrichter@...

Researching: HOFRICHTER (Husiatyn); ISAACSON (Radoshkovici);
HAMMER (Husiatyn); FOX (Brailov); SHEEN (New York, London)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mitchell Silk -re Kitchinova Rebbe #general

caren b rubio <carenru@...>
 

Dear Mitchell-
I replied to your last communication to me re the Kitchinova Rebbe but
my "Reply" bounced.
If you have another email address, please let me know!
Thanks.
Caren Rubio
carenru@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Great childrens' book! #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

Hello genners with children,

I recently checked out a book at my public library, for my 11-year-old
daughter, called, "Journey to Ellis Island" by Carol Bierman, published by
Hyperion Books for Children. It is the true story of Ms. Bierman's
grandfather's journey to America, when he was a small boy. It describes the
family's life in Russia, and the reasons they came to America. I think the
age group for this book would be about 7-12. It is very well written. My
daughter and I both read it, and then, we looked the family up in the EIDB,
and there they were (except in the book, the mother's name is Rachel, and in
the EIDB, it is Ruchla)!! That was very exciting for my daughter. The book
also has photos of the family and old photos and postcards of Ellis Island.

Great book, great teaching tool!

Denise Azbill
SEARCHING: WEIDENFELD, ZWIRNBAUM, BLEIMAN, MESSING, KESSLER, FALCK/FALK


Success on Census - Reversing Names #lithuania

Rlberliner@...
 

I have written about diligently searching for my great uncle, ABRAHAM JACOBS, and who we think to be his son, HYMAN JACOBS.

I hope the following will help all genners. While searching on the census
through ancestry.com, we found HYMAN JACOBS. However, the catch is that we
put him in as JACOB HYMAN, and up he came with all of the children we know to be the right ones. There are some discrepancies in the birthdates with what we had and what they list. But the point is, try reversing names, even if you don't have two first names like Hyman and Jacob. Since then I have seen a Mollie, Goldberg on the census. See what I mean.

Good luck to all of us!
Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Success on Census - Reversing Names #lithuania

Rlberliner@...
 

I have written about diligently searching for my great uncle, ABRAHAM JACOBS, and who we think to be his son, HYMAN JACOBS.

I hope the following will help all genners. While searching on the census
through ancestry.com, we found HYMAN JACOBS. However, the catch is that we
put him in as JACOB HYMAN, and up he came with all of the children we know to be the right ones. There are some discrepancies in the birthdates with what we had and what they list. But the point is, try reversing names, even if you don't have two first names like Hyman and Jacob. Since then I have seen a Mollie, Goldberg on the census. See what I mean.

Good luck to all of us!
Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...


Please type surnames in all capital letters #lithuania

jeanne4_98nospam@yahoo.com <jeanne4_98@...>
 

I have noticed a number of requests for help with rather complicated
family trees listed with the surnames in regular type. It would be
infinitely easier to scan and see if I have any matches if the surnames
were typed in all CAPS, as in standard genealogical practice. Like
many others, I only scan such messages, I don't take the time to read
them in detail until I see a name which catches my eye.

Thanks in advance.

Barbara Sloan
Connecticut

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We heartily second Barbara's request. Please type surnames in all caps, but do not use all caps for towns or first names.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Please type surnames in all capital letters #lithuania

jeanne4_98nospam@yahoo.com <jeanne4_98@...>
 

I have noticed a number of requests for help with rather complicated
family trees listed with the surnames in regular type. It would be
infinitely easier to scan and see if I have any matches if the surnames
were typed in all CAPS, as in standard genealogical practice. Like
many others, I only scan such messages, I don't take the time to read
them in detail until I see a name which catches my eye.

Thanks in advance.

Barbara Sloan
Connecticut

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We heartily second Barbara's request. Please type surnames in all caps, but do not use all caps for towns or first names.


Zgierz #lodz #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I visited Lodz and Zgierz in May 2002. I had a good guide, and had very
good success in getting photocopies of documents >from the USC in both towns.

But we did less well in getting archival materials related to Zgierz. We
visited the two archives in Lodz (where, as usual, I found having a
Polish-speaking guide essential!). But we could find nothing of value for
Zgierz, such as voter lists, census lists, etc.

I have learned now that "registration books of permanent population"
("ksiegi ludnosci stalej") are at the branch archives in Pabianice. Does
anyone know if Pabianice happens to be the place to find most of the
materials for the town of Zgierz?

Dan
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Professor of Music, Wittenberg University
Ward Street, Springfield, Ohio 45501-0720 USA
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/jmu.html
My families in Lodz/Zgierz: TALMAN, OFMAN, ZYNGERMAN, SURDUT


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Zgierz #lodz #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I visited Lodz and Zgierz in May 2002. I had a good guide, and had very
good success in getting photocopies of documents >from the USC in both towns.

But we did less well in getting archival materials related to Zgierz. We
visited the two archives in Lodz (where, as usual, I found having a
Polish-speaking guide essential!). But we could find nothing of value for
Zgierz, such as voter lists, census lists, etc.

I have learned now that "registration books of permanent population"
("ksiegi ludnosci stalej") are at the branch archives in Pabianice. Does
anyone know if Pabianice happens to be the place to find most of the
materials for the town of Zgierz?

Dan
........................................................
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Professor of Music, Wittenberg University
Ward Street, Springfield, Ohio 45501-0720 USA
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/jmu.html
My families in Lodz/Zgierz: TALMAN, OFMAN, ZYNGERMAN, SURDUT


The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Geneal #poland #ciechanow

Stan Zeidenberg
 

Gala Banquet Announcements

The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is
pleased to
announce an outstanding programme for its closing Gala Banquet
on Thursday
evening, August 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre
Hotel.

Entertainment will be provided by performers Beyond the Pale (see
http://www.borealisrecords.com/a_beyond.html), specializing in
Klezmer
music, the traditional folk music of eastern-European Jews. The
strictly
kosher Banquet will provide a venue for attendees to the
Conference to
celebrate the culmination of a great Conference and the
achievements of the
world of Jewish genealogy. During the evening the International
Association
of Jewish Genealogical Societies will present its Annual
Achievement Awards:
the Lifetime Achievement Award and awards for Outstanding
Publication,
Outstanding Project and Outstanding Contribution to Jewish
Genealogy.

The highlight of the evening will be the featured guest speaker.
The 22nd
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to
feature an
address by author, academic, historian, commentator and
community leader =96
Dr. Irving Abella - an outstanding Canadian and an international
Jewish
Personality. Dr. Abella not only teaches history but he makes
history. Dr.
Abella will be speaking on =93The Tides of Jewish Immigration =96 Our
Coat of
Many Colours=94. His comments will touch on the untold history of
the waves
of Jewish immigration to Canada, how it replicates the experience
in other
=93new world=94 countries and how that experience affected our
ancestors and
have made us what we are today.

Participants will definitely not want to miss the excitement of the
Gala
Banquet and outside guests are also welcome. Don=92t miss the fun,
the
stimulating conversation and the entertainment. If you haven=92t yet
registered for the Conference go to the Conference registration
page at
http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/Registration.html and make sure to
choose the
Banquet option. If you are already registered for the Conference or
have a
friend who would like to attend the Banquet, simply e-mail the
Conference
info line at info@... and indicate your food
preference and
the number of tickets. Banquet tickets are CDN $75 ($US $54) per
person and
must be purchased in advance of the Conference. Don=92t delay!
Register now
for the Gala Closing Banquet and join the party.

------- End of forwarded message -------


#Ciechanow #Poland The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Geneal #ciechanow #poland

Stan Zeidenberg
 

Gala Banquet Announcements

The 22nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is
pleased to
announce an outstanding programme for its closing Gala Banquet
on Thursday
evening, August 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre
Hotel.

Entertainment will be provided by performers Beyond the Pale (see
http://www.borealisrecords.com/a_beyond.html), specializing in
Klezmer
music, the traditional folk music of eastern-European Jews. The
strictly
kosher Banquet will provide a venue for attendees to the
Conference to
celebrate the culmination of a great Conference and the
achievements of the
world of Jewish genealogy. During the evening the International
Association
of Jewish Genealogical Societies will present its Annual
Achievement Awards:
the Lifetime Achievement Award and awards for Outstanding
Publication,
Outstanding Project and Outstanding Contribution to Jewish
Genealogy.

The highlight of the evening will be the featured guest speaker.
The 22nd
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to
feature an
address by author, academic, historian, commentator and
community leader =96
Dr. Irving Abella - an outstanding Canadian and an international
Jewish
Personality. Dr. Abella not only teaches history but he makes
history. Dr.
Abella will be speaking on =93The Tides of Jewish Immigration =96 Our
Coat of
Many Colours=94. His comments will touch on the untold history of
the waves
of Jewish immigration to Canada, how it replicates the experience
in other
=93new world=94 countries and how that experience affected our
ancestors and
have made us what we are today.

Participants will definitely not want to miss the excitement of the
Gala
Banquet and outside guests are also welcome. Don=92t miss the fun,
the
stimulating conversation and the entertainment. If you haven=92t yet
registered for the Conference go to the Conference registration
page at
http://www.jgstoronto2002.ca/Registration.html and make sure to
choose the
Banquet option. If you are already registered for the Conference or
have a
friend who would like to attend the Banquet, simply e-mail the
Conference
info line at info@... and indicate your food
preference and
the number of tickets. Banquet tickets are CDN $75 ($US $54) per
person and
must be purchased in advance of the Conference. Don=92t delay!
Register now
for the Gala Closing Banquet and join the party.

------- End of forwarded message -------


getting help with Rio Brazil #general

Harry Zimmerman <JoelWire@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I need someone to help me to get in contact with 2 sisters in Rio.
I have phone #'s and addresses but I do not speak nor write Portugese.
Please if someone could contact me to help get in touch with these people
that would be great. Also if they have children and they speak and read
English that would work too. Then I could contact the children and speak
with them directly to get the answers to my questions. So please.... I need
help! Anyone in Brazil who speaks English and is willing to help or anyone
here who speaks Portugese and is will to help me.

Many Thanks,
Sandy Zimmerman
JOELWIRE@...


Can someone pls. help - Dumbia, Dabiu,or possibly (Dombio with a horizontal line through the "o" ???) #general

xxx@...
 

Hello;
My Grandfather, Abraham Pront, born 1878, wrote on his
naturalization papers that he lived in Dumbia, Poland, Russia. I also
have postcards >from his brother Heshel, that show what appears to be
Dabiu (written in script), and Dabi_(looks like an o with a
horizontal line through the middle of it). Is there anyone who knows
what the name of this town might be? Where it may have been/still
is? I would sincerely appreciate any help. Thank you.
Richard Pront
rep@...


Re: Restoring Letters On Tombstone - Rubbing technique #general

Herb <herbiem@...>
 

A rubbing does not make it easier to photograph the stone or read the
inscription much better. It does enable you to have a full size copy of
the stone, but it is a pain to store. I have successfully used shaving
cream and a squeegee to rub it down the stone and spray some water to
wash the shaving cream off when finished. Photos came out very good.
There are many that will tell you that shaving cream is detrimental to a
stone. This may or not be true, but I do know if the stone in such poor
shape, it is best to get a good photo which will last longer than the
stone.

Herb Meyers
Boulder, CO
herbiem@...

"Carlos Glikson" <cglikson@...> wrote:
Solomon Schlussel asked if there is any way to restore tombstones to
be able
to read them, after the recovery of an old cemetery in Ukraine. <


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen getting help with Rio Brazil #general

Harry Zimmerman <JoelWire@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I need someone to help me to get in contact with 2 sisters in Rio.
I have phone #'s and addresses but I do not speak nor write Portugese.
Please if someone could contact me to help get in touch with these people
that would be great. Also if they have children and they speak and read
English that would work too. Then I could contact the children and speak
with them directly to get the answers to my questions. So please.... I need
help! Anyone in Brazil who speaks English and is willing to help or anyone
here who speaks Portugese and is will to help me.

Many Thanks,
Sandy Zimmerman
JOELWIRE@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Can someone pls. help - Dumbia, Dabiu,or possibly (Dombio with a horizontal line through the "o" ???) #general

xxx@...
 

Hello;
My Grandfather, Abraham Pront, born 1878, wrote on his
naturalization papers that he lived in Dumbia, Poland, Russia. I also
have postcards >from his brother Heshel, that show what appears to be
Dabiu (written in script), and Dabi_(looks like an o with a
horizontal line through the middle of it). Is there anyone who knows
what the name of this town might be? Where it may have been/still
is? I would sincerely appreciate any help. Thank you.
Richard Pront
rep@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Restoring Letters On Tombstone - Rubbing technique #general

Herb <herbiem@...>
 

A rubbing does not make it easier to photograph the stone or read the
inscription much better. It does enable you to have a full size copy of
the stone, but it is a pain to store. I have successfully used shaving
cream and a squeegee to rub it down the stone and spray some water to
wash the shaving cream off when finished. Photos came out very good.
There are many that will tell you that shaving cream is detrimental to a
stone. This may or not be true, but I do know if the stone in such poor
shape, it is best to get a good photo which will last longer than the
stone.

Herb Meyers
Boulder, CO
herbiem@...

"Carlos Glikson" <cglikson@...> wrote:
Solomon Schlussel asked if there is any way to restore tombstones to
be able
to read them, after the recovery of an old cemetery in Ukraine. <