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Re: Father and son sharing a name #general

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

At 01:30 PM 2/17/02 Harold Lewin wrote:
I agree that the improbability of a living Ashkenazic father and his son
sharing the same name is a popular misconception. While indexing the
marriage registers of the old London Ashkenazic synagogues, well over 4
percent of the 4,400 marriages (covering the period 1792-1860) so far
indexed are in this category.
You would certainly expect some exceptions to the rule than an
Ashkenazi Jew would not name a child after a living relative, but
the figure of 4% is probably *much* too high. This statistic is
biased by the demographics of the sample. The capital of the
British Empire was a cosmopolitan city. Jews with roots in
Amsterdam lived alongside Jews >from Frankfurt-on-Main (and
alongside non-Jews). Sephardic Jews living in neighborhoods having
Ashkenazi majorities would surely have tried to maintain their
proud traditions and identity.

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Massachusetts


American Jewish Yearbook Indexes... #general

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

Further to the quite correct post of Jeremy Frankel, regarding the New
York Times Obituary Indexes, and his reference to the American Jewish
Yearbook, I would like to remind all Jewishgenners that among the
Databases available on the Jewishgen site is one for the American Jewish
Yearbook Obituary Index, 1948-1998!

Rosanne Leeson
--
Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA
Leeson1@attglobal.net

MODERATOR NOTE: This database can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/ajybweb.htm>.


Seek data for father who entered US twice #general

AviDov@...
 

My dad,z"l immigrated in the late summer of 1914 >from Russia and
Oct./Nov.1919,after his discharge >from the Jewish Legion of the British
Army, in then Palestine

I am sure of the time frames,but not the embarkation or arrival ports. He
always lived in Northern New Jersey,so I might assume he came through New
York. My EIDB search was unsuccessful,so I need to try other entry points.

Often it depended on when ships and space were available and it may be
Boston, or Phila. or Baltimore. How do I begin searching those
manifests,etc. ?. Abe Nutkis


In Memory of Phyllis Goldberg #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Today we mourn the loss of our dear friend, Phyllis Goldberg.

The Jewish genealogy community will very much miss Phyllis Goldberg, whose
commitment and dedication to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen, JGS of Greater
Washington, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum were extraordinary. She
worked ceaselessly to document and archive information about Galicia,
especially Kolbuszowa and Mielec, her ancestral towns. Some of her
accomplishments are located on the Yizkor Book Translations Project on
JewishGen.

Always placing others before herself, even as she suffered, Phyllis made
Heroic efforts in support and care of her young grandson, who suffers from
Fanconi Anemia. As Phyllis focused her waning energies on her grandson and
the fight against this genetic disease that preoccupied her for several
years, she continued to volunteer her efforts in support of Jewish
genealogy. For more information about Fanconi Anemia Research, go to
www.fanconi.org

If you may wish to make contributions in memory of Phyllis Goldberg, please
consider the following:

-JewishGen Wall of Honor
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html

-JewishGen Yizkor Book Translations General Fund
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.ihtml

Upon learning that Phyllis would soon lose her battle against melanoma, I
was able to salute her in my Coordinator Column of The Galitzianer (Winter
2002) newsletter.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Har Shalom
in Potomac, Maryland. Shiva will follow Monday through Thursday at the
Goldberg residence. Additional details are in the Sunday (today) Washington
Post (D.C.) newspaper.

For further information about funeral and Shiva arrangements, write to me
privately. Phyllis' home address is in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder; or
you may contact me.

With great sorrow,

Shelley
--
Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Joyce Field wrote:


Phyllis Goldberg, a friend of Galicia SIG and JewishGen and a dedicated
volunteer for the Yizkor Book Project, died on Friday evening, February
15, after a valiant struggle against cancer.

She will be missed by all who knew her, who admired her dedication, humor,
perseverence, and breadth of knowledge. Her level of volunteerism will
long be remembered. While going through a course of chemotherapy she
continued to work on a yizkor book project. She told me that this work
gave her courage and added meaning to her life.

I cannot express how much I will miss her.


Thank you for Audubon St. Info #general

Phoebe Nix
 

Dear List,

Thank you for the clarification on the above referenced street name.

Sincerely,
Phoebe Nix


Washington, DC 1920 #general

NormTillman@...
 

Is there any out there who can look somethung up for me in the 1920
Washington, DC census? Please respond directly to me. Thank you.

Norman Tillman Albany, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Father and son sharing a name #general

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

At 01:30 PM 2/17/02 Harold Lewin wrote:
I agree that the improbability of a living Ashkenazic father and his son
sharing the same name is a popular misconception. While indexing the
marriage registers of the old London Ashkenazic synagogues, well over 4
percent of the 4,400 marriages (covering the period 1792-1860) so far
indexed are in this category.
You would certainly expect some exceptions to the rule than an
Ashkenazi Jew would not name a child after a living relative, but
the figure of 4% is probably *much* too high. This statistic is
biased by the demographics of the sample. The capital of the
British Empire was a cosmopolitan city. Jews with roots in
Amsterdam lived alongside Jews >from Frankfurt-on-Main (and
alongside non-Jews). Sephardic Jews living in neighborhoods having
Ashkenazi majorities would surely have tried to maintain their
proud traditions and identity.

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Massachusetts


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen American Jewish Yearbook Indexes... #general

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

Further to the quite correct post of Jeremy Frankel, regarding the New
York Times Obituary Indexes, and his reference to the American Jewish
Yearbook, I would like to remind all Jewishgenners that among the
Databases available on the Jewishgen site is one for the American Jewish
Yearbook Obituary Index, 1948-1998!

Rosanne Leeson
--
Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA USA
Leeson1@attglobal.net

MODERATOR NOTE: This database can be found at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/ajybweb.htm>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seek data for father who entered US twice #general

AviDov@...
 

My dad,z"l immigrated in the late summer of 1914 >from Russia and
Oct./Nov.1919,after his discharge >from the Jewish Legion of the British
Army, in then Palestine

I am sure of the time frames,but not the embarkation or arrival ports. He
always lived in Northern New Jersey,so I might assume he came through New
York. My EIDB search was unsuccessful,so I need to try other entry points.

Often it depended on when ships and space were available and it may be
Boston, or Phila. or Baltimore. How do I begin searching those
manifests,etc. ?. Abe Nutkis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen In Memory of Phyllis Goldberg #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Today we mourn the loss of our dear friend, Phyllis Goldberg.

The Jewish genealogy community will very much miss Phyllis Goldberg, whose
commitment and dedication to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen, JGS of Greater
Washington, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum were extraordinary. She
worked ceaselessly to document and archive information about Galicia,
especially Kolbuszowa and Mielec, her ancestral towns. Some of her
accomplishments are located on the Yizkor Book Translations Project on
JewishGen.

Always placing others before herself, even as she suffered, Phyllis made
Heroic efforts in support and care of her young grandson, who suffers from
Fanconi Anemia. As Phyllis focused her waning energies on her grandson and
the fight against this genetic disease that preoccupied her for several
years, she continued to volunteer her efforts in support of Jewish
genealogy. For more information about Fanconi Anemia Research, go to
www.fanconi.org

If you may wish to make contributions in memory of Phyllis Goldberg, please
consider the following:

-JewishGen Wall of Honor
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html

-JewishGen Yizkor Book Translations General Fund
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.ihtml

Upon learning that Phyllis would soon lose her battle against melanoma, I
was able to salute her in my Coordinator Column of The Galitzianer (Winter
2002) newsletter.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Har Shalom
in Potomac, Maryland. Shiva will follow Monday through Thursday at the
Goldberg residence. Additional details are in the Sunday (today) Washington
Post (D.C.) newspaper.

For further information about funeral and Shiva arrangements, write to me
privately. Phyllis' home address is in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder; or
you may contact me.

With great sorrow,

Shelley
--
Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Joyce Field wrote:


Phyllis Goldberg, a friend of Galicia SIG and JewishGen and a dedicated
volunteer for the Yizkor Book Project, died on Friday evening, February
15, after a valiant struggle against cancer.

She will be missed by all who knew her, who admired her dedication, humor,
perseverence, and breadth of knowledge. Her level of volunteerism will
long be remembered. While going through a course of chemotherapy she
continued to work on a yizkor book project. She told me that this work
gave her courage and added meaning to her life.

I cannot express how much I will miss her.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you for Audubon St. Info #general

Phoebe Nix
 

Dear List,

Thank you for the clarification on the above referenced street name.

Sincerely,
Phoebe Nix


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Washington, DC 1920 #general

NormTillman@...
 

Is there any out there who can look somethung up for me in the 1920
Washington, DC census? Please respond directly to me. Thank you.

Norman Tillman Albany, NY


A Polish Drummer Boy #general

Elless <elless@...>
 

This subject raises several questions for me.

My ggf, Hirsch ENGELISCZER, was >from Warsaw. I have a picture of him in the
uniform of a hussar. Because of the lack of color, I can't identify the
particular regiment or rank. >from his age, I think that he served in the
Russo-Turkish War in the 1870's. His sister, Feige, married Israel KUPFER a
well known Roumanian cantor, and I conjecture that Hirsch met Israel while
in Roumania with his regiment and made the shiddach.

My principal question has to do with how an obvious Jew could have been
taken into what must have been an elite regiment such as the hussars.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Polish Drummer Boy #general

Elless <elless@...>
 

This subject raises several questions for me.

My ggf, Hirsch ENGELISCZER, was >from Warsaw. I have a picture of him in the
uniform of a hussar. Because of the lack of color, I can't identify the
particular regiment or rank. >from his age, I think that he served in the
Russo-Turkish War in the 1870's. His sister, Feige, married Israel KUPFER a
well known Roumanian cantor, and I conjecture that Hirsch met Israel while
in Roumania with his regiment and made the shiddach.

My principal question has to do with how an obvious Jew could have been
taken into what must have been an elite regiment such as the hussars.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: In memory of Phyllis Goldberg #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Today we mourn the loss of our dear friend, Phyllis Goldberg.

The Jewish genealogy community will very much miss Phyllis Goldberg, whose
commitment and dedication to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen, JGS of Greater
Washington, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum were extraordinary. She
worked ceaselessly to document and archive information about Galicia,
especially Kolbuszowa and Mielec, her ancestral towns. Some of her
accomplishments are located on the Yizkor Book Translations Project on
JewishGen.

Always placing others before herself, even as she suffered, Phyllis made
heroic efforts in support and care of her young grandson, who suffers from
Fanconi Anemia. As Phyllis focused her waning energies on her grandson and
the fight against this genetic disease that preoccupied her for several
years, she continued to volunteer her efforts in support of Jewish
genealogy.

If you may wish to make contributions in memory of Phyllis Goldberg,
consider the following:

-Fanconi Anemia Research www.fanconi.org

-JewishGen Wall of Honor
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html

-JewishGen Yizkor Book Translations General Fund
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/

Upon learning that Phyllis would soon lose her battle against melanoma,
I was able to include a salute to her in my Coordinator Column of The
Galitzianer, now at the printer's and to be mailed shortly.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Har Shalom
in Potomac, Maryland. Shiva will follow Monday through Thursday at the
Goldberg residence. Additional details should be in the Sunday (today)
Washington Post.

For further information about funeral and Shiva arrangements, write to me
privately. Phyllis' home address is in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder
(#371); or you may contact me.

With great sorrow,

Shelley

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Joyce Field wrote:

Phyllis Goldberg, a friend of Galicia SIG and JewishGen and a dedicated
volunteer for the Yizkor Book Project, died on Friday evening, February
15, after a valiant struggle against cancer.
She will be missed by all who knew her, who admired her dedication, humor,
perseverence, and breadth of knowledge. Her level of volunteerism will
long be remembered. While going through a course of chemotherapy she
continued to work on a yizkor book project. She told me that this work
gave her courage and added meaning to her life.
I cannot express how much I will miss her.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: In memory of Phyllis Goldberg #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Today we mourn the loss of our dear friend, Phyllis Goldberg.

The Jewish genealogy community will very much miss Phyllis Goldberg, whose
commitment and dedication to Gesher Galicia, JewishGen, JGS of Greater
Washington, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum were extraordinary. She
worked ceaselessly to document and archive information about Galicia,
especially Kolbuszowa and Mielec, her ancestral towns. Some of her
accomplishments are located on the Yizkor Book Translations Project on
JewishGen.

Always placing others before herself, even as she suffered, Phyllis made
heroic efforts in support and care of her young grandson, who suffers from
Fanconi Anemia. As Phyllis focused her waning energies on her grandson and
the fight against this genetic disease that preoccupied her for several
years, she continued to volunteer her efforts in support of Jewish
genealogy.

If you may wish to make contributions in memory of Phyllis Goldberg,
consider the following:

-Fanconi Anemia Research www.fanconi.org

-JewishGen Wall of Honor
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html

-JewishGen Yizkor Book Translations General Fund
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/

Upon learning that Phyllis would soon lose her battle against melanoma,
I was able to include a salute to her in my Coordinator Column of The
Galitzianer, now at the printer's and to be mailed shortly.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Har Shalom
in Potomac, Maryland. Shiva will follow Monday through Thursday at the
Goldberg residence. Additional details should be in the Sunday (today)
Washington Post.

For further information about funeral and Shiva arrangements, write to me
privately. Phyllis' home address is in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder
(#371); or you may contact me.

With great sorrow,

Shelley

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net


Joyce Field wrote:

Phyllis Goldberg, a friend of Galicia SIG and JewishGen and a dedicated
volunteer for the Yizkor Book Project, died on Friday evening, February
15, after a valiant struggle against cancer.
She will be missed by all who knew her, who admired her dedication, humor,
perseverence, and breadth of knowledge. Her level of volunteerism will
long be remembered. While going through a course of chemotherapy she
continued to work on a yizkor book project. She told me that this work
gave her courage and added meaning to her life.
I cannot express how much I will miss her.


R' Aryeh Leib ROKEACH #rabbinic

E. Allon <eallon@...>
 

I am interested in any information someone might have on Rabbi
Aryeh Lieb ROKEACH, son of R. Levi ROKEACH. I know that ROKEACH is
the name of the Belzer dynasty, and other Chassidic families.

I recently received a family tree >from a cousin, and the above
named rabbis were listed (not my side). >from the placement on the
tree, he must have lived in the 2nd half of the 19th century. The
tree included the comment that "Rav Lieb ROKEACH was a descendent
of Saul Wahl..."

Feel free to respond to me directly.

Eliyahu Allon
eallon@peoplepc.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Aryeh Leib ROKEACH #rabbinic

E. Allon <eallon@...>
 

I am interested in any information someone might have on Rabbi
Aryeh Lieb ROKEACH, son of R. Levi ROKEACH. I know that ROKEACH is
the name of the Belzer dynasty, and other Chassidic families.

I recently received a family tree >from a cousin, and the above
named rabbis were listed (not my side). >from the placement on the
tree, he must have lived in the 2nd half of the 19th century. The
tree included the comment that "Rav Lieb ROKEACH was a descendent
of Saul Wahl..."

Feel free to respond to me directly.

Eliyahu Allon
eallon@peoplepc.com


Re: Minsk Ancestors? #belarus

B J <bj445@...>
 

Hello Everyone...I wonder if someone can help me. I have been told
that my grandmother came to New York, Ellis Island, the year President
McKinley was shot (1901). I was told she came >from Minsk. Her name was
Lena (Lina or Leia) Solontz. She came as a single woman. I cannot find
her in the EIDB. Her brother Max Solontz came to NYC in December 1903.
I found the record in EIDB. The record indicates he came to his sister
Lina Frankel at 324 Henry Street, NY. (My grandmother married in
October 1903.) My grandmother's parents and younger sister came to NYC
also. A copy of my great-grandfather's passport is in our possession.
His grandchildren knew him as Solomon Solontz (last name changed in USA
to Salant) but his passport is in the name of Itzka. Not until today
did I see any relationship between Solomon (or Zalman) and Itzka. I
pulled up the Minsk name list. Are those two names (Zalman and Itzka)
usually seen together (like Dov Ber)? I have not been able to locate my
great-grandparents nor my great-aunt on EIDB. My great-grandfather's
passport gives a date December 24, 1905. I am assuming they left Minsk
soon afterwards and arrived in NYC by some month in 1906. Several years
ago I contacted a researcher out of Belarus. I e-mailed him the
passport. He indicated that the Solontz surname was not recognizable
for Minsk. Thank you for your help!!

Carol Streem
Cleveland, Ohio

Have you tried using the Morse search engine. If you find nothing in the
Hebrew version, try the mainpage version. I found my grandfather in this
manner, but his name was spelled much differently than I had been given to
expect. The soundex version of the search engine was thus very useful.

Barbara Sloan
Wallingford, CT


to email me: remove the words "nospam" >from my email address.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Minsk Ancestors? #belarus

B J <bj445@...>
 

Hello Everyone...I wonder if someone can help me. I have been told
that my grandmother came to New York, Ellis Island, the year President
McKinley was shot (1901). I was told she came >from Minsk. Her name was
Lena (Lina or Leia) Solontz. She came as a single woman. I cannot find
her in the EIDB. Her brother Max Solontz came to NYC in December 1903.
I found the record in EIDB. The record indicates he came to his sister
Lina Frankel at 324 Henry Street, NY. (My grandmother married in
October 1903.) My grandmother's parents and younger sister came to NYC
also. A copy of my great-grandfather's passport is in our possession.
His grandchildren knew him as Solomon Solontz (last name changed in USA
to Salant) but his passport is in the name of Itzka. Not until today
did I see any relationship between Solomon (or Zalman) and Itzka. I
pulled up the Minsk name list. Are those two names (Zalman and Itzka)
usually seen together (like Dov Ber)? I have not been able to locate my
great-grandparents nor my great-aunt on EIDB. My great-grandfather's
passport gives a date December 24, 1905. I am assuming they left Minsk
soon afterwards and arrived in NYC by some month in 1906. Several years
ago I contacted a researcher out of Belarus. I e-mailed him the
passport. He indicated that the Solontz surname was not recognizable
for Minsk. Thank you for your help!!

Carol Streem
Cleveland, Ohio

Have you tried using the Morse search engine. If you find nothing in the
Hebrew version, try the mainpage version. I found my grandfather in this
manner, but his name was spelled much differently than I had been given to
expect. The soundex version of the search engine was thus very useful.

Barbara Sloan
Wallingford, CT


to email me: remove the words "nospam" >from my email address.