Date   

An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


Vitebsk ABDs #rabbinic

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

Two quick questions:

1) Does anyone know the names of the Av Beit Dins of Vitebsk, Belarus
from 1700-1803?
2) Yitzhak Isaac BEHAR"D (ben HaRav David) was the ABD >from 1803 until
the mid-1860s. Any information on him, his genealogy and his
descendants would be very much appreciated.

Scott Rosenberg
Minnesota, USA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Vitebsk ABDs #rabbinic

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

Two quick questions:

1) Does anyone know the names of the Av Beit Dins of Vitebsk, Belarus
from 1700-1803?
2) Yitzhak Isaac BEHAR"D (ben HaRav David) was the ABD >from 1803 until
the mid-1860s. Any information on him, his genealogy and his
descendants would be very much appreciated.

Scott Rosenberg
Minnesota, USA


Re: LOBBENBERG / LOBENBERG #germany

BrianS@...
 

MODERATOR NOTE: This message is very specific to a particular member of a
particular family. However, the resources cited can be useful to anyone's
research.

Henry,

A few comments and suggestions:

LOB[B]ENBERG is a relatively uncommon name. Although not all with that
name may be related, you can probably follow up on most or all the
information about them on the web.

These web sites may be helpful:

http://www.rootsweb.com
http://www.ancestry.com
http://www.ellisislandrecords.com
http://www.anybirthday.com

Of particular note: there is a listing of a Madeline LOBBENBERG who was
buried in 1911 in Montana and was about the same age as your Bernhard. You
should follow up with the cemetery and you should try to get an obit and/or
a death certificate. I would also try to find obits for those listed in
the SSDI and California death index.

I would also phone or write the living LOBBENBERGs, since there aren't very
many of them, to find out how they are related. There are more LOBENBERGs,
including a living Benjamin LOBENBERG, who you might also pursue.

Brian Stern BrianS@superhwy.com


German SIG #Germany Re: LOBBENBERG / LOBENBERG #germany

BrianS@...
 

MODERATOR NOTE: This message is very specific to a particular member of a
particular family. However, the resources cited can be useful to anyone's
research.

Henry,

A few comments and suggestions:

LOB[B]ENBERG is a relatively uncommon name. Although not all with that
name may be related, you can probably follow up on most or all the
information about them on the web.

These web sites may be helpful:

http://www.rootsweb.com
http://www.ancestry.com
http://www.ellisislandrecords.com
http://www.anybirthday.com

Of particular note: there is a listing of a Madeline LOBBENBERG who was
buried in 1911 in Montana and was about the same age as your Bernhard. You
should follow up with the cemetery and you should try to get an obit and/or
a death certificate. I would also try to find obits for those listed in
the SSDI and California death index.

I would also phone or write the living LOBBENBERGs, since there aren't very
many of them, to find out how they are related. There are more LOBENBERGs,
including a living Benjamin LOBENBERG, who you might also pursue.

Brian Stern BrianS@superhwy.com


Re: Hayehudi HaKadosh, BIDERMAN and other related names #general

Shlomo Gurevich <shl2gur@...>
 

On 2002.12.24, Yehuda Klausner <yklaus@macam.ac.il> wrote:

R'Zvi HOROVITZ had another son besides Eliezer, Mordechay Zev
b'Zvi HOROVITZ m'Korets. I don't know of a daughter R'Zvi had.
R. Zvi Hirsh Ha-Levi HOROWITZ, a son of Chozeh, had one more son,
R. Yakov Yitzhak, and a daughter, Feige Matil, who was married to
R. Eleazar Menachem Mendel BIEDERMANN (1827-1883), Head of Chassidic
ishuv in Jerusalem.

Shlomo Gurevich
The Horowitz families Association
Hoshaya, Israel
mailto:shl2gur@hotmail.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Hayehudi HaKadosh, BIDERMAN and other related names #rabbinic

Shlomo Gurevich <shl2gur@...>
 

On 2002.12.24, Yehuda Klausner <yklaus@macam.ac.il> wrote:

R'Zvi HOROVITZ had another son besides Eliezer, Mordechay Zev
b'Zvi HOROVITZ m'Korets. I don't know of a daughter R'Zvi had.
R. Zvi Hirsh Ha-Levi HOROWITZ, a son of Chozeh, had one more son,
R. Yakov Yitzhak, and a daughter, Feige Matil, who was married to
R. Eleazar Menachem Mendel BIEDERMANN (1827-1883), Head of Chassidic
ishuv in Jerusalem.

Shlomo Gurevich
The Horowitz families Association
Hoshaya, Israel
mailto:shl2gur@hotmail.com


URL: Rashi Family Tree #rabbinic

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

I came across this site. RavSIG experts may wish to peruse and
comment. I have no knowledge of its author or its accuracy.

Rashi Family Tree
http://www.delanet.com/~loeb/rashi.html#yoch

A healthy, happy new year to all, with peace on earth!

mailto:koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic URL: Rashi Family Tree #rabbinic

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

I came across this site. RavSIG experts may wish to peruse and
comment. I have no knowledge of its author or its accuracy.

Rashi Family Tree
http://www.delanet.com/~loeb/rashi.html#yoch

A healthy, happy new year to all, with peace on earth!

mailto:koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel


An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #unitedkingdom

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #unitedkingdom

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


Re: Levy/Halevy Segal #general

MHKalman/GFRenk
 

My Zeida Bernat Segal was a Levi.
His brothers, also Levi's, changed their spellings to
Segall and Siegel.
Marilyn Kalman
Vancouver BC Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: <MBernet@aol.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group"
<jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: Levy/Halevy Segal

| In a message dated 12/30/2002 9:08:42 PM Eastern
Standard Time,
| iraleviton@yahoo.com writes:
|
| << Sagal is also the reason why so many people with the
last name Segal (or
| even Siegel) are Leviim.
|
| Ira Leviton (yes, a Levi)
| New York, N.Y. >>
|
| ==Some, but not all that many. Siegel is spelled in
Hebrew
| samekh-yod-gimmal-lamed; Segal is ALWAYS spelled
without the yod.
|
| Siegel can have been a sealmaker, a brickmaker, or an
abbreviated
| Siegalnovsky etc. If a person surnamed Siegel is truly
a Levite, it's a
| conicidence or a misspelling. The correct
pronunciation, if it is indeed an
| acronym meaning deputy, is Segal, not Sagal because
the first vowel of
| Segen/Segan is a sounded shva, not a patach. What I am
increasingly coming
| to believe is that the true origin of the name also
requires an "e" for the
| first vowel.
Michael Bernet Halevi (don't bother with the SG"L bit).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Levy/Halevy Segal #general

MHKalman/GFRenk
 

My Zeida Bernat Segal was a Levi.
His brothers, also Levi's, changed their spellings to
Segall and Siegel.
Marilyn Kalman
Vancouver BC Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: <MBernet@aol.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group"
<jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: Levy/Halevy Segal

| In a message dated 12/30/2002 9:08:42 PM Eastern
Standard Time,
| iraleviton@yahoo.com writes:
|
| << Sagal is also the reason why so many people with the
last name Segal (or
| even Siegel) are Leviim.
|
| Ira Leviton (yes, a Levi)
| New York, N.Y. >>
|
| ==Some, but not all that many. Siegel is spelled in
Hebrew
| samekh-yod-gimmal-lamed; Segal is ALWAYS spelled
without the yod.
|
| Siegel can have been a sealmaker, a brickmaker, or an
abbreviated
| Siegalnovsky etc. If a person surnamed Siegel is truly
a Levite, it's a
| conicidence or a misspelling. The correct
pronunciation, if it is indeed an
| acronym meaning deputy, is Segal, not Sagal because
the first vowel of
| Segen/Segan is a sounded shva, not a patach. What I am
increasingly coming
| to believe is that the true origin of the name also
requires an "e" for the
| first vowel.
Michael Bernet Halevi (don't bother with the SG"L bit).


Imperial War Museum - Events #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Lambeth Road, London, SE1 - ADMISSION FREE TO THE MUSEUM
Nearest underground - Lambeth North, Southwark, Elephant & Castle or
Waterloo.
Rail: Waterloo or Elephant and Castle
Web-site: www.iwm.org.uk


HALF-TERM HINTS ON TRACING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
19 FEBRUARY 2003
10 AM TO 5 PM
If you want to find out more about the wartime experiences, in military or
civilian service, of your twentieth century ancestors, the Imperial War
Museum is a good place to start. Specialists will be on hand to talk to you
about digging out the facts, interpreting information and using the
archives.

I have spoken to the IWM today and they said although the above is shown as
'half-term' it is not for children. They will have a stall in the museum set
up with various leaflets and specialists on hand to answer any questions.
The reading library will be open and PROVIDING THERE IS SPACE available on
the day, visitors may use it. It may be advisable to phone them first.


WAR POETRY/WAR POETS DAY (Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves,
Edward Thomas, Charles Sorley, Francis Ledwidge, Isaac Rosenberg, Julian
Grenfell, Rupert Brooke, Ivor Gurney, Edmund Blunden and David Jones) -
they have a number of events covering this -
Admission charges apply. Details are on the above web-site.


CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
Genocide and acts of ethnic violence have occurred numerous times in the
last hundred years - often under the cover of war. The new permanent
gallery, featuring a specially commissioned film and information database,
looks at the origin, course and aftermath of such events and at the
challenges the international community faces in trying to prevent them.


HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION - The Importance of Remembering 26 January 2003 at 3 pm
A chance to meet three survivors whose testimony can be heard in the
Holocaust Exhibition. Rudy Kennedy, Roman Halter and Freddie Knoller will
speak about their experiences and answer questions >from the public.
Admission free, BUT PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET ON 020 7416 5439 (weekdays 10 am
to 6 pm).

1940s HOUSE until 31 December 2003.
The Museum has re-created a pre-war suburban 'semi'. Visitors are able to
tour both floors and part of the garden with its Dig for Victory vegetable
patch and Anderson shelter.

The Imperial War Museum is open >from 10 am - 6 pm

It is well worth looking at their web-site as they have an extremely
interesting lists of events >from now until April.

With best wishes for 2003.

Rosemary Wenzerul (UK)
dandr@wenzeds.freeserve.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Imperial War Museum - Events #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Lambeth Road, London, SE1 - ADMISSION FREE TO THE MUSEUM
Nearest underground - Lambeth North, Southwark, Elephant & Castle or
Waterloo.
Rail: Waterloo or Elephant and Castle
Web-site: www.iwm.org.uk


HALF-TERM HINTS ON TRACING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
19 FEBRUARY 2003
10 AM TO 5 PM
If you want to find out more about the wartime experiences, in military or
civilian service, of your twentieth century ancestors, the Imperial War
Museum is a good place to start. Specialists will be on hand to talk to you
about digging out the facts, interpreting information and using the
archives.

I have spoken to the IWM today and they said although the above is shown as
'half-term' it is not for children. They will have a stall in the museum set
up with various leaflets and specialists on hand to answer any questions.
The reading library will be open and PROVIDING THERE IS SPACE available on
the day, visitors may use it. It may be advisable to phone them first.


WAR POETRY/WAR POETS DAY (Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves,
Edward Thomas, Charles Sorley, Francis Ledwidge, Isaac Rosenberg, Julian
Grenfell, Rupert Brooke, Ivor Gurney, Edmund Blunden and David Jones) -
they have a number of events covering this -
Admission charges apply. Details are on the above web-site.


CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
Genocide and acts of ethnic violence have occurred numerous times in the
last hundred years - often under the cover of war. The new permanent
gallery, featuring a specially commissioned film and information database,
looks at the origin, course and aftermath of such events and at the
challenges the international community faces in trying to prevent them.


HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION - The Importance of Remembering 26 January 2003 at 3 pm
A chance to meet three survivors whose testimony can be heard in the
Holocaust Exhibition. Rudy Kennedy, Roman Halter and Freddie Knoller will
speak about their experiences and answer questions >from the public.
Admission free, BUT PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET ON 020 7416 5439 (weekdays 10 am
to 6 pm).

1940s HOUSE until 31 December 2003.
The Museum has re-created a pre-war suburban 'semi'. Visitors are able to
tour both floors and part of the garden with its Dig for Victory vegetable
patch and Anderson shelter.

The Imperial War Museum is open >from 10 am - 6 pm

It is well worth looking at their web-site as they have an extremely
interesting lists of events >from now until April.

With best wishes for 2003.

Rosemary Wenzerul (UK)
dandr@wenzeds.freeserve.co.uk


Re: Levy/Halevy Segal #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/30/2002 9:08:42 PM Eastern Standard Time,
iraleviton@yahoo.com writes:

<< Sagal is also the reason why so many people with the last name Segal (or
even Siegel) are Leviim.

Ira Leviton (yes, a Levi)
New York, N.Y. >>

==Some, but not all that many. Siegel is spelled in Hebrew
samekh-yod-gimmal-lamed; Segal is ALWAYS spelled without the yod.

Siegel can have been a sealmaker, a brickmaker, or an abbreviated
Siegalnovsky etc. If a person surnamed Siegel is truly a Levite, it's a
conicidence or a misspelling. The correct pronunciation, if it is indeed an
acronym meaning deputy, is Segal, not Sagal because the first vowel of
Segen/Segan is a sounded shva, not a patach. What I am increasingly coming
to believe is that the true origin of the name also requires an "e" for the
first vowel.

Michael Bernet Halevi (don't bother with the SG"L bit).
-------------------------------------


Happy New Year! #general

Burt Goodman
 

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of the members of the
JewishGen Discussion Group, a very healthy, happy, prosperous new year.

Through this board, and the use of the computer in general, I have been able
to locate many members of our families, and have contacted them, and renewed
relationships with them.

I hope to keep making progress in the upcoming year, and I hope others in
the group will have the successes I have had.

Mahzel Tov, and good luck to all,

Burt bgactor@earthlink.net Goodman
Los Angeles, CA.

Researching:
GOODMAN, GORDON, GAMZU, GUTTMAN >from Lithuania;
ULLMAN, HILLMAN, FRIEDMAN >from Latvia
LAZAVSKY, LOZAVSKY, LUBLINSKY >from Ukraine
ELFANT, ELEFANT, LEFOHN >from Seidlice, Poland

If you'd like, check out the family album at
http://burtgoodman.tripod.com/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Levy/Halevy Segal #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/30/2002 9:08:42 PM Eastern Standard Time,
iraleviton@yahoo.com writes:

<< Sagal is also the reason why so many people with the last name Segal (or
even Siegel) are Leviim.

Ira Leviton (yes, a Levi)
New York, N.Y. >>

==Some, but not all that many. Siegel is spelled in Hebrew
samekh-yod-gimmal-lamed; Segal is ALWAYS spelled without the yod.

Siegel can have been a sealmaker, a brickmaker, or an abbreviated
Siegalnovsky etc. If a person surnamed Siegel is truly a Levite, it's a
conicidence or a misspelling. The correct pronunciation, if it is indeed an
acronym meaning deputy, is Segal, not Sagal because the first vowel of
Segen/Segan is a sounded shva, not a patach. What I am increasingly coming
to believe is that the true origin of the name also requires an "e" for the
first vowel.

Michael Bernet Halevi (don't bother with the SG"L bit).
-------------------------------------


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Happy New Year! #general

Burt Goodman
 

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of the members of the
JewishGen Discussion Group, a very healthy, happy, prosperous new year.

Through this board, and the use of the computer in general, I have been able
to locate many members of our families, and have contacted them, and renewed
relationships with them.

I hope to keep making progress in the upcoming year, and I hope others in
the group will have the successes I have had.

Mahzel Tov, and good luck to all,

Burt bgactor@earthlink.net Goodman
Los Angeles, CA.

Researching:
GOODMAN, GORDON, GAMZU, GUTTMAN >from Lithuania;
ULLMAN, HILLMAN, FRIEDMAN >from Latvia
LAZAVSKY, LOZAVSKY, LUBLINSKY >from Ukraine
ELFANT, ELEFANT, LEFOHN >from Seidlice, Poland

If you'd like, check out the family album at
http://burtgoodman.tripod.com/