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Tracing BARNETT/FLAVIN - England #general

mike broe <mikebroe@...>
 

I am researching the family of my wife. Her great great grandfather is Phineas
BARNETT. On 14th May 1846 he married Sarah JONES in London, England and they
had at least ten children.I have been able to trace them on the census of 1871
and in the case of Sarah in 1881. Phineas died on 3rd November 1877 and Sarah
on 6th August 1882. I obtained these and other family details >from the Bristol
Hebrew Death register. After these dates it was easy as family members of the
Barnett family are still living.

I have the marriage certificate of Phineas and Sarah. The name of his father is
recorded as Getz FLAVIN, a publican, and that of Sarah is Abraham who was deceased
at the time. Is anyone also interested in the Flavin family.

Family rumour is that the family originated >from Poland/Russia. I know that it is
most likely that the name has been changed. Has anyone any idea as to where I go
from here.
Many Thanks

Mike Broe Jewish Gen ID number 210421

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tracing BARNETT/FLAVIN - England #general

mike broe <mikebroe@...>
 

I am researching the family of my wife. Her great great grandfather is Phineas
BARNETT. On 14th May 1846 he married Sarah JONES in London, England and they
had at least ten children.I have been able to trace them on the census of 1871
and in the case of Sarah in 1881. Phineas died on 3rd November 1877 and Sarah
on 6th August 1882. I obtained these and other family details >from the Bristol
Hebrew Death register. After these dates it was easy as family members of the
Barnett family are still living.

I have the marriage certificate of Phineas and Sarah. The name of his father is
recorded as Getz FLAVIN, a publican, and that of Sarah is Abraham who was deceased
at the time. Is anyone also interested in the Flavin family.

Family rumour is that the family originated >from Poland/Russia. I know that it is
most likely that the name has been changed. Has anyone any idea as to where I go
from here.
Many Thanks

Mike Broe Jewish Gen ID number 210421

University over the Abyss - Terezin lectures #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I just searched the message archives of the General Discussion Group and the
SIGs and I find we have never had a posting about this book:

2nd Edition: University over the Abyss
Elena Makarova, Sergei Makarov & Victor Kuperman.
The story behind 520 lecturers and 2,430 lectures in KZ Theresienstadt
1942-1944 Verba Publishers Ltd. Jerusalem, Israel, 2004. Hard-cover. 560 pp.,
320 illustrations. ISBN 965-424-049-1.

http://www.sharat.co.il/lel/terezin/first.htm

The list of lecturers is given here:
http://www.sharat.co.il/lel/terezin/list.htm

On the home page, you will see the programme for 12-18 June 1944.
I could comment, but any comment is superfluous and too painful.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: this is a one-time mention. I have no interest in this book, other
than an academic one [statement to conform to Jewishgen rules]. I am sure,
however, I/some of us will consult the list of lecturers again in our postings.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen University over the Abyss - Terezin lectures #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

I just searched the message archives of the General Discussion Group and the
SIGs and I find we have never had a posting about this book:

2nd Edition: University over the Abyss
Elena Makarova, Sergei Makarov & Victor Kuperman.
The story behind 520 lecturers and 2,430 lectures in KZ Theresienstadt
1942-1944 Verba Publishers Ltd. Jerusalem, Israel, 2004. Hard-cover. 560 pp.,
320 illustrations. ISBN 965-424-049-1.

http://www.sharat.co.il/lel/terezin/first.htm

The list of lecturers is given here:
http://www.sharat.co.il/lel/terezin/list.htm

On the home page, you will see the programme for 12-18 June 1944.
I could comment, but any comment is superfluous and too painful.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: this is a one-time mention. I have no interest in this book, other
than an academic one [statement to conform to Jewishgen rules]. I am sure,
however, I/some of us will consult the list of lecturers again in our postings.

FERBER/LANET families #france

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

I am looking for Maurice Robert FERBER dob 1924 in California, USA and
his wife, Josefina LANET >from somewhere in France. Maurice's parents
were Abraham FERBER and Rose STEIN, both born in the USA in 1886 and
1888 respectively. Family lore says that they moved to France and were
heard >from briefly - no one seems to know much about them. Any help
would be appreciated. I haven't researched France before and am just
starting on this branch. Please reply privately.

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ

French SIG #France FERBER/LANET families #france

Janette Silverman <jsilverman@...>
 

I am looking for Maurice Robert FERBER dob 1924 in California, USA and
his wife, Josefina LANET >from somewhere in France. Maurice's parents
were Abraham FERBER and Rose STEIN, both born in the USA in 1886 and
1888 respectively. Family lore says that they moved to France and were
heard >from briefly - no one seems to know much about them. Any help
would be appreciated. I haven't researched France before and am just
starting on this branch. Please reply privately.

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ

List Moderator Changes #galicia

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I want to take this opportunity to let all of you know that we
have a new List Moderator: Renee Stern Steinig. Renee is a
longtime member of Gesher Galicia; she has been involved since
its founding, and she is member #22. Renee brings experience to
the job, having been the moderator of the 2006 IAJGS Conference
discussion list. She has an extensive Galician genealogical
research background and is a professional genealogist.

We welcome Renee and wish her all the best in this new endeavor.

At the same time, I want to thank Marcia Orol Kaplan for her
service as Moderator for the last year and a half. Marcia stepped
in as Moderator shortly after the conference in Las Vegas, after
being recruited by Shelley Kellerman Pollero. Marcia did a great
job with support >from Shelley, as she learned the ropes of list
moderation and all things Galician necessary to successfully
moderate.

All the best to these great Galician women.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York
Acting Co-Coordinator
Gesher Galicia Inc.
geshergalicia@...

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia List Moderator Changes #galicia

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I want to take this opportunity to let all of you know that we
have a new List Moderator: Renee Stern Steinig. Renee is a
longtime member of Gesher Galicia; she has been involved since
its founding, and she is member #22. Renee brings experience to
the job, having been the moderator of the 2006 IAJGS Conference
discussion list. She has an extensive Galician genealogical
research background and is a professional genealogist.

We welcome Renee and wish her all the best in this new endeavor.

At the same time, I want to thank Marcia Orol Kaplan for her
service as Moderator for the last year and a half. Marcia stepped
in as Moderator shortly after the conference in Las Vegas, after
being recruited by Shelley Kellerman Pollero. Marcia did a great
job with support >from Shelley, as she learned the ropes of list
moderation and all things Galician necessary to successfully
moderate.

All the best to these great Galician women.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York
Acting Co-Coordinator
Gesher Galicia Inc.
geshergalicia@...

Holocaust era insurance policies #austria-czech

Tomer Brunner
 

some years ago the "Generali Fund" was established, in order to compensate
heirs of people who were insured by "Generali" company and perished in the
Holocaust.

People who think that their relatives had insurance policy, issued by
"Generali", can contact the fund *** directly *** (without the help of lawyers,
etc..) and *** with with no cost at all ***.

"Generali Fund" do not publish a list of policy holders, but there is a site
which allows searching for policy holders of "Generali" and other companies.
The site is at www.pheip.org/search.asp

* I suggest that you enter only the surname and go through the all list of
results.
* Enter different spellings of your surnames.

If a person had insurance at "Generali" - it would *probably* be indicated
on this site. (it seems that other companies are not specified, eventhough
the names of insured people are found on the site).

If you find a relative with "Generali" insurance policy (or if not and you
just want to be sure...) I strongly suggest that you contact "Generali Fund"
office and ask for claim forms. I know only the address of the office in
Jerusalem:

1 Shazar st.
P.O.B 36311
Jerusalem 91360
ISRAEL

(if you are not located in Israel you might want to search for a local
office, if exists...)

If indeed they find a policy of your relatives then, besides the possible
payment that the heirs might get, you can also get some genealogical
details like:
Date and place of birth and occupation of the policy holder and name of
spouse.

As far as I know, the last date for submitting claims is January 2007, so
now is the time to do it!

Good luck!

Tomer Brunner, Israel

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Holocaust era insurance policies #austria-czech

Tomer Brunner
 

some years ago the "Generali Fund" was established, in order to compensate
heirs of people who were insured by "Generali" company and perished in the
Holocaust.

People who think that their relatives had insurance policy, issued by
"Generali", can contact the fund *** directly *** (without the help of lawyers,
etc..) and *** with with no cost at all ***.

"Generali Fund" do not publish a list of policy holders, but there is a site
which allows searching for policy holders of "Generali" and other companies.
The site is at www.pheip.org/search.asp

* I suggest that you enter only the surname and go through the all list of
results.
* Enter different spellings of your surnames.

If a person had insurance at "Generali" - it would *probably* be indicated
on this site. (it seems that other companies are not specified, eventhough
the names of insured people are found on the site).

If you find a relative with "Generali" insurance policy (or if not and you
just want to be sure...) I strongly suggest that you contact "Generali Fund"
office and ask for claim forms. I know only the address of the office in
Jerusalem:

1 Shazar st.
P.O.B 36311
Jerusalem 91360
ISRAEL

(if you are not located in Israel you might want to search for a local
office, if exists...)

If indeed they find a policy of your relatives then, besides the possible
payment that the heirs might get, you can also get some genealogical
details like:
Date and place of birth and occupation of the policy holder and name of
spouse.

As far as I know, the last date for submitting claims is January 2007, so
now is the time to do it!

Good luck!

Tomer Brunner, Israel

villages which disappeared #austria-czech

Jan O. hellmann <jan@...>
 

By an shear luck I ended at the following link Which in very sober way
describes a magnitude of villages and places, which
do not exist any more in Czechia. It is however in Czech only

http://www.zanikleobce.cz

It gives a lot of information and references to publications

Jan O. Hellmann/Denmark
Investigating HELLMANN; HELLER;; GUTH; EHRMANN; SCHULLHOF

MODERATOR NOTE: A German version of the website exists, which
some readers may find of value.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech villages which disappeared #austria-czech

Jan O. hellmann <jan@...>
 

By an shear luck I ended at the following link Which in very sober way
describes a magnitude of villages and places, which
do not exist any more in Czechia. It is however in Czech only

http://www.zanikleobce.cz

It gives a lot of information and references to publications

Jan O. Hellmann/Denmark
Investigating HELLMANN; HELLER;; GUTH; EHRMANN; SCHULLHOF

MODERATOR NOTE: A German version of the website exists, which
some readers may find of value.

The Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Just listening to the excellent three-part series on the Habsburgs on BBC Radio
4 has illustrated to me, once again, that taking things in is so much easier if
you start off with having good lecturers. You can then take off on your own
with enthusiasm.

You have missed programme 1, but the second programme was last night [Monday 13
November 2006] and you have one week to listen to it on Listen again:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/theriseandfallofthehabsburgs/

Click on the date to get to the "Listen Again" site

2/3. Misha Glenny presents the story of Europe's most influential dynasty. By
the beginning of the 16th Century, emperor Charles V controlled so much
territory - in Spain, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands - that his advisors
were dreaming of a united Europe. Even England was not immune >from their plans.

The complexities of the Habsburg Empire really fall into place and
surprisingly, I certainly had a far better grasp of its ramifications after
this 30 minutes programme. I also learned some rather unusual facts about the
Habsburgs. They play such an important role in our genealogy, that any
enlightenment about this family is a bonus.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Name-Change Lists #austria-czech

Dave Bernard <dkbern@...>
 

Hello A-C SIG:

A few weeks ago, mention was made here of 1787 "Name-change lists".
Does anyone know if such lists exist for the Plzen district and where might
they be archived?

Dave Bernard, Massachusetts

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech The Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Just listening to the excellent three-part series on the Habsburgs on BBC Radio
4 has illustrated to me, once again, that taking things in is so much easier if
you start off with having good lecturers. You can then take off on your own
with enthusiasm.

You have missed programme 1, but the second programme was last night [Monday 13
November 2006] and you have one week to listen to it on Listen again:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/theriseandfallofthehabsburgs/

Click on the date to get to the "Listen Again" site

2/3. Misha Glenny presents the story of Europe's most influential dynasty. By
the beginning of the 16th Century, emperor Charles V controlled so much
territory - in Spain, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands - that his advisors
were dreaming of a united Europe. Even England was not immune >from their plans.

The complexities of the Habsburg Empire really fall into place and
surprisingly, I certainly had a far better grasp of its ramifications after
this 30 minutes programme. I also learned some rather unusual facts about the
Habsburgs. They play such an important role in our genealogy, that any
enlightenment about this family is a bonus.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Name-Change Lists #austria-czech

Dave Bernard <dkbern@...>
 

Hello A-C SIG:

A few weeks ago, mention was made here of 1787 "Name-change lists".
Does anyone know if such lists exist for the Plzen district and where might
they be archived?

Dave Bernard, Massachusetts

Re: MOSS, MOISE and ESCH{E}WEGE families of Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Bolzano and Hanau, Hesse #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Yesterday, I wrote about these families listed in the 1861 census of England.
There are many transcription errors which makes this interesting family group
hard to spot. As a result of further research on David MOSS's cousin Hannah, I
have changed the subject line. These families are apparently all related.

Here are the most confusing entries in the census:
David MOSS Age: 45 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816; Spouse's name: Henrietta;
Where born: Hohenems Voralberg [sic], Cheshire, England

Solomon ESCHEWEGE {sic} appears as Saloman Eschawege
Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832 Relation: Brother-in-law
Where born: Hesse, Hanan [sic], Unmarried.

Cousin Hannah is even harder to decipher - she appears thus:
Name: Hannah Alarx Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Relation: Cousin; Where born: Boken Tywl Amtrin [sic] Unmarried

I read Hannah's family name yesterday as possibly Noix? >from Botzen [Bolzano,
Tyrol] but this morning, I had a brain wave. Looking at it again and the
various ways of writing the capital letter *M'* in 1861/1871, I saw the
*light*.
I read it clearly as *MOISE*. That is so obvious, why did I not see it
yesterday? The family was called MOSS in England, MOOS or MOSES in Hohenems
before the name changes, but the Italianate cousin is called Hannah MOISE!

re the Jewish community of Hohenems:
http://www.jm-hohenems.at/index.php?id=2010&#9001;=1

If you look at a map you will see that the Hohenems Jewish community [settled
in 1617] must have been a melting pot - Swizerland, Germany and Italy are all
very close. Indeed, the history of the Vorarlberg, intimately bound up with the
Habsburg family, reflects this and is most fascinating. Vorarlberg was only
united with Austria in 1814:

http://www.vorarlberg.at/english/wai/pdf/chronologicalhistoryofvor.pdf

Celia Male [U.K.]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech re: MOSS, MOISE and ESCH{E}WEGE families of Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Bolzano and Hanau, Hesse #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Yesterday, I wrote about these families listed in the 1861 census of England.
There are many transcription errors which makes this interesting family group
hard to spot. As a result of further research on David MOSS's cousin Hannah, I
have changed the subject line. These families are apparently all related.

Here are the most confusing entries in the census:
David MOSS Age: 45 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1816; Spouse's name: Henrietta;
Where born: Hohenems Voralberg [sic], Cheshire, England

Solomon ESCHEWEGE {sic} appears as Saloman Eschawege
Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832 Relation: Brother-in-law
Where born: Hesse, Hanan [sic], Unmarried.

Cousin Hannah is even harder to decipher - she appears thus:
Name: Hannah Alarx Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Relation: Cousin; Where born: Boken Tywl Amtrin [sic] Unmarried

I read Hannah's family name yesterday as possibly Noix? >from Botzen [Bolzano,
Tyrol] but this morning, I had a brain wave. Looking at it again and the
various ways of writing the capital letter *M'* in 1861/1871, I saw the
*light*.
I read it clearly as *MOISE*. That is so obvious, why did I not see it
yesterday? The family was called MOSS in England, MOOS or MOSES in Hohenems
before the name changes, but the Italianate cousin is called Hannah MOISE!

re the Jewish community of Hohenems:
http://www.jm-hohenems.at/index.php?id=2010&#9001;=1

If you look at a map you will see that the Hohenems Jewish community [settled
in 1617] must have been a melting pot - Swizerland, Germany and Italy are all
very close. Indeed, the history of the Vorarlberg, intimately bound up with the
Habsburg family, reflects this and is most fascinating. Vorarlberg was only
united with Austria in 1814:

http://www.vorarlberg.at/english/wai/pdf/chronologicalhistoryofvor.pdf

Celia Male [U.K.]

Re: Where is Torah Scroll 755 from Prossnitz {Prostejov}, Moravia? #austria-czech

David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
 

Celia,

The Bankstown synagogue in Meredith Street was a weatherboard construction.
We attended that synagogue on occasions during the late 1950's when we lived
in the Bankstown district. We moved >from that area in 1960. Shortly afterwards
the site was sold and merged with adjacent properties to make way for a
shopping mall. The newer Banstown Synagogue was a brick building with a
roof line that resembled the upper half of a Magen David. Hence the Star of
David subtitle. It was the Star of David sysnagogue that was destroyed by
arsonists. As the size of the congregation was already dwindling the Bankstown
Synagogue was not rebuilt. Instead the remainder of the congregation merged
with the then Illawara Synagogue (now the Southern Sydney Synagogue) in Allawah.

I will make enquiries to ascertain if the former Prossnitz Torah survived
the fire and was transferred to the Illawara Synagogue.

Regards

David Laufer
Lane Cove NSW

MODERATOR NOTE: The subject matter of this thread is starting to
drift towards an area that is off-topic. Posts discussing Czech Torah
scrolls are welcome, but the history of Sydney synagogues is off-topic.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Where is Torah Scroll 755 from Prossnitz {Prostejov}, Moravia? #austria-czech

David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
 

Celia,

The Bankstown synagogue in Meredith Street was a weatherboard construction.
We attended that synagogue on occasions during the late 1950's when we lived
in the Bankstown district. We moved >from that area in 1960. Shortly afterwards
the site was sold and merged with adjacent properties to make way for a
shopping mall. The newer Banstown Synagogue was a brick building with a
roof line that resembled the upper half of a Magen David. Hence the Star of
David subtitle. It was the Star of David sysnagogue that was destroyed by
arsonists. As the size of the congregation was already dwindling the Bankstown
Synagogue was not rebuilt. Instead the remainder of the congregation merged
with the then Illawara Synagogue (now the Southern Sydney Synagogue) in Allawah.

I will make enquiries to ascertain if the former Prossnitz Torah survived
the fire and was transferred to the Illawara Synagogue.

Regards

David Laufer
Lane Cove NSW

MODERATOR NOTE: The subject matter of this thread is starting to
drift towards an area that is off-topic. Posts discussing Czech Torah
scrolls are welcome, but the history of Sydney synagogues is off-topic.