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Re: anyone here live in or near Strasbourg, France? #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Dear Irene,

The thesis by Richard Wolff was reprinted in 1965 by the publisher Kraus
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein). The printing took place in the USA ">from a copy in
the collections of The New York Public Library" as the copy says our
university library had in its shelves (until I just borrowed it).
It should also be available in other libraries.

Unfortunately the dissertation does not contain a curriculum vitae page
of the author as you had hoped. The preface only deals with the subject
and thanks the various archives the author visited.

Let me know if I can do anything else with this book before I return it
to the History Department ...

Fritz Neubauer, Bielefeld University <fritz.neubauer@uni-bielefeld.de>


German SIG #Germany Re: anyone here live in or near Strasbourg, France? #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Dear Irene,

The thesis by Richard Wolff was reprinted in 1965 by the publisher Kraus
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein). The printing took place in the USA ">from a copy in
the collections of The New York Public Library" as the copy says our
university library had in its shelves (until I just borrowed it).
It should also be available in other libraries.

Unfortunately the dissertation does not contain a curriculum vitae page
of the author as you had hoped. The preface only deals with the subject
and thanks the various archives the author visited.

Let me know if I can do anything else with this book before I return it
to the History Department ...

Fritz Neubauer, Bielefeld University <fritz.neubauer@uni-bielefeld.de>


Wat languaje ist dis??? -language identifier #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Friends:

Believe me this is an outstanding resource for genealogical research.
If you have a document and can't identify its language, type a short
text in this very peculiar translator-engine and it will tell you
*exactly* the language of origin of the document under scrutiny. It
works with 47 different languages, including Hebrew and Russian.

This is no hoax, I tried it with 7 different languages and the engine
works almost perfectly. Please visit:
http://www.xrce.xerox.com/competencies/content-analysis/tools/guesser

Enjoy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wat languaje ist dis??? -language identifier #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Friends:

Believe me this is an outstanding resource for genealogical research.
If you have a document and can't identify its language, type a short
text in this very peculiar translator-engine and it will tell you
*exactly* the language of origin of the document under scrutiny. It
works with 47 different languages, including Hebrew and Russian.

This is no hoax, I tried it with 7 different languages and the engine
works almost perfectly. Please visit:
http://www.xrce.xerox.com/competencies/content-analysis/tools/guesser

Enjoy


Looking for Hamburg ancestors #general

Bernard L. Bloom <jobbloom@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I have been looking for the ancestors of my ggrandparents...Fanny BEHRENS
ELSAS and Adolph LICHTENSTAEDT ELSAS.

Fanny was born 1838/died 1901. Adolph was born 1838/died 1884. They are
buried in the Jewish cemetery in Ohlsdorf, Germany. I have written and
emailed the Hamburg Staatsarchiv but they never answer me. The cemetery
has no information for me.

My grandmother Johanna ELSAS ANBUHL had two brothers Rudy and Theo ELSAS.

Rudy had two children Hildegaard and Robert who emigrated to Brazil.

Does anyone know anything about the name LICHTENSTAEDT? Do you think it
was another family name for Adolph?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Joan Bloom
Boulder, Colorado
jobbloom@attbi.com


Ancestors who came to Canada and then to the US #general

nina bunin <nina.marie@...>
 

Is anyone else having trouble finding ancestors who came to Canada (I
assume Montreal) and then to the U.S? My grandfather, Harry Lome, is
not on the National Archives St. Albans list. Is there any other
obvious source that I am missing?

Nina Bunin
Arlington, VA
LOME, BUNIN, SMOLGOVSKY, BIEBER, FELDBLIT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Hamburg ancestors #general

Bernard L. Bloom <jobbloom@...>
 

Dear Genners:

I have been looking for the ancestors of my ggrandparents...Fanny BEHRENS
ELSAS and Adolph LICHTENSTAEDT ELSAS.

Fanny was born 1838/died 1901. Adolph was born 1838/died 1884. They are
buried in the Jewish cemetery in Ohlsdorf, Germany. I have written and
emailed the Hamburg Staatsarchiv but they never answer me. The cemetery
has no information for me.

My grandmother Johanna ELSAS ANBUHL had two brothers Rudy and Theo ELSAS.

Rudy had two children Hildegaard and Robert who emigrated to Brazil.

Does anyone know anything about the name LICHTENSTAEDT? Do you think it
was another family name for Adolph?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Joan Bloom
Boulder, Colorado
jobbloom@attbi.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestors who came to Canada and then to the US #general

nina bunin <nina.marie@...>
 

Is anyone else having trouble finding ancestors who came to Canada (I
assume Montreal) and then to the U.S? My grandfather, Harry Lome, is
not on the National Archives St. Albans list. Is there any other
obvious source that I am missing?

Nina Bunin
Arlington, VA
LOME, BUNIN, SMOLGOVSKY, BIEBER, FELDBLIT


Re: Balta #ukraine

Dave Lewak <dlewak@...>
 

Hi,
My grandfather Bernard MISHURIS or MESCHURESMAN,
also came >from Balta. A few years ago I came across Miriam
Wiener's "Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova", where she
lists archival holdings for Balta in the Odessa and Kamenets
Podolsky archives for various years.
Unfortunately, I learned >from an Odessa SIG group that
the Balta records in the Odessa archive have perished, though
I still have hope that they exist somewhere.
Through another SIG member who also has roots in Balta,
I found the name and email of a Ukrainian researcher who looked
through the records of Kamenets Podolsky for me. He provided
a lot of information for me; however, I never got the photocopies
I asked for and there were some discrepencies in the records
he provided. So it is possible to hire a researcher to look up the
records for you, or you could probably write to the Kamenets Podolsky
archive, but you should make sure you get photocopies of the original
documents.

Dave Lewak, Berkeley, CA, USA

Researching:

Ukraine: MESCHURESMAN, POLISHER, FLICKSTEIN, TOBERMAN (>from Balta and Odessa)
Galicia: WINZELBERG, WERTHEIM (>from Czchow?)
Belarus:LEWAK (LEVAK?), FLAKSMAN, DWINSKI, GOLDBERG, KIER (>from Drogichin).
Lithuania:LIEBERMAN (>from Balbieriska)


MarlaP1041@aol.com wrote:

Hi list,
I am trying to trace my paternal grandmother's family. They came from
Balta and the last name was CREPER. On the way over, one of the sons met
someone named GOLDSTEIN and for some reason they changed their last name
to that.
Only one son kept the CREPER name. Does anyone know how I can trace the
CREPER family's history in Balta? I keep hitting a brick wall.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Balta #ukraine

Dave Lewak <dlewak@...>
 

Hi,
My grandfather Bernard MISHURIS or MESCHURESMAN,
also came >from Balta. A few years ago I came across Miriam
Wiener's "Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova", where she
lists archival holdings for Balta in the Odessa and Kamenets
Podolsky archives for various years.
Unfortunately, I learned >from an Odessa SIG group that
the Balta records in the Odessa archive have perished, though
I still have hope that they exist somewhere.
Through another SIG member who also has roots in Balta,
I found the name and email of a Ukrainian researcher who looked
through the records of Kamenets Podolsky for me. He provided
a lot of information for me; however, I never got the photocopies
I asked for and there were some discrepencies in the records
he provided. So it is possible to hire a researcher to look up the
records for you, or you could probably write to the Kamenets Podolsky
archive, but you should make sure you get photocopies of the original
documents.

Dave Lewak, Berkeley, CA, USA

Researching:

Ukraine: MESCHURESMAN, POLISHER, FLICKSTEIN, TOBERMAN (>from Balta and Odessa)
Galicia: WINZELBERG, WERTHEIM (>from Czchow?)
Belarus:LEWAK (LEVAK?), FLAKSMAN, DWINSKI, GOLDBERG, KIER (>from Drogichin).
Lithuania:LIEBERMAN (>from Balbieriska)


MarlaP1041@aol.com wrote:

Hi list,
I am trying to trace my paternal grandmother's family. They came from
Balta and the last name was CREPER. On the way over, one of the sons met
someone named GOLDSTEIN and for some reason they changed their last name
to that.
Only one son kept the CREPER name. Does anyone know how I can trace the
CREPER family's history in Balta? I keep hitting a brick wall.


Re: Obtaining health records #general

Dream Builder <dreambuilder@...>
 

In GA, health records >from a closed business are supposed to be forwarded
to the state DHR office. This does not always happen, though. Certain
types of records are kept indefinitely, others only for specified periods
of time. I don't know that the same is true in NY.

It is very difficult to obtain medical records of any kind in the United
States, even for the person whose records they are, not to mention
relatives.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Ball Ground, GA, USA
dreambuilder@alltel.net

NOTE: Email address applies for approximately 10 days, then we get DSL and
a new email address.


RE : Surname SCHMAUS / SMAUS #general

Stephane Toublanc <toublanc@...>
 

Daniel Gee asked:

A friend is seeking information about her surname which is SMAUS.
I believe her family may have hailed >from Germany whewas SCHMAUS.
One branch escaped the ward and settled in London, England.
I have checked the FTJP for this name and have found nothing.
Does this name mean anything to anyone?
Also can anyone sugges what the name may have derived from?

There is also a family SCHMAUS in Krakow. I have a friend who lived in
France, born SCHMAUS. Her father left Krakow for Paris in 1926.
On the Krakow shtetlinks site, the surname SCHMAUS appears in Krakow
since the first part of the 19th century.

Regards

Stephane Toublanc
Paris - France
mailto: toublanc@noos.fr

Looking for
ROSENMAN(N), Lwow, Buczacz and Tarnopol area.
MACHAUF, Krakow, Bielsko, Vienna.
BASSER, Krakow, FRIEDMAN, Krakow. WINKLER, Krakow.


Re: Moses an Egyptian Name? #general

Steve Gaffin <batgalim@...>
 

How about the Hebrew verb "limshoch"- to pull (out)?
Steve Gaffin
Framingham MA USA

Researching GRACE GAFFIN PELLETZ JAFFE >from Kamajai, Vilnius, Kupiskis,
Riga, Kaunas


Not that I have any idea of what I am talking about, but the Revised
English Bible has the following footnotes for Exodus 2:10: "Moses: Heb.
Mosheh", "drew: Heb ver Mashah".

Michael McTeer>>


Translation Needed for Yiddish or Russian Village #general

Deborah.Scheimer@...
 

Dear Geners,

I just found the shipping manifest on EIDB of one of my ancestors, Schiman
RUDIAK. His birthplace was transcribed as:

"Wolaskic Mecherynce, Russia,"

but I can't figure out where this is in the ShtetlSeeker. Can anyone help
me to determine what this town might be called today or where this town
is? To give you an idea of location, the family memory says that he was
from "Gubernia Kiev" which I know means the province of Kiev in the
Ukraine.

Thank you,
Deborah SCHEIMER, deborah.scheimer@alltel.com

RUDICK, Belilovka, Ukraine, Russia -> Pittsburgh, PA
PERVIN, Berdichev, Ukraine, Russia -> Pittsburgh, PA
GUNDERSHEIMER, Mittelsinn, Germany -> Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH
Also looking for: KRIEGER, STOLER, BREAN, RABNER, SEGAL, SCHEIMER,
HOFFMAN, MENZER, GROSSMAN, NUDELMAN, ZAVOSNIK, ROSEN, KLINKENSTEIN,
GREENBERGER,HERSHKOVITZ, JACOBSON, MELMAN, SUFRIN,ISENBERG,WATZMAN,COOPER


Re: Moses an Egyptian Name? Thanks so much! #general

clifton <clifton208@...>
 

Dear Udi,

Thanks so much for providing the name Bitya as that of
the Pharoh's daughter. You answered a question I've
wondered about for 20 years and finally satisfied my
curiousity.

Cherie Lifton


Re: Seeemingly un-Jewish names in Jewish usage #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Dan Goodman wrote:

MBernet@aol.com wrote:
Add the confusion that "christian name" is the common English-language
term for first-name . . .
I don't think it's used much in the US; I can't remember ever hearing it
rather than "first name".
Well, it used to be more common, when people tended not to be very
sensitive to the fact that not everybody is Christian. It certainly
wouldn't be considered politically correct these days. On the other
hand "first name" can also be misleading, because in some cultures (e.g.
Chinese and Hungarian) the given name comes after the family name.

Robert Israel
israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


seeking VERDUGO in Mexico #general

Matt Friedman
 

I am assisting a woman who is seeking to find her
sister and I am hoping the Genners with expertise in
Mexico can be of assistance.
We are seeking Paola VERDUGO daughter of Jose
Rafael VERDUGO. The mother's name was possibly
Isabel. Paola's last known city of residence was
Nayarit, Tepic. She was born about 1984 or 1985.
Private replies are welcome. Thanks for your
assistance.

Matt Friedman

Horodenka, Ukraine: FRIEDMAN, MANN
Sniatyn, Ukraine: SPIEGEL
Tuleva, Ukraine: SPIEGEL
Raczki, Poland: LIDVANOVSKY, CUMMISKY (variants)


Re: nomenclature "Christian name"; first name #general

Peter Zavon <PZavon@...>
 

FWIW, I prefer the term "personal name." It seems to me to be more
descriptive than "given name," especially when dealing across cultures to
the oriental naming conventions, for example. It is the name of the
person, as distinct >from the name of the person's family.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY
PZavon@Rochester.RR.Com

Lynne Shapiro wrote

I've certainly heard the term "Christian name" for given name, many
times, but it is not used as often now as in the past <snip>


WERTHEIMER - SCHENK #general

Judy Earnshaw <judy@...>
 

Moritz WERTHEIMER b: 1850 Hungary - parents Bernat & Terezia married 1874
in Pressburg, Hungary to
Rosa SCHENK b: 1857 Pressburg, Hungary - parents Samuel & Betti (nee
BOSCHAN).
They came to Victoria, Australia >from London in 1879.
How and when did they go to England and why?
Any information on my g-g-g'parents would be most appreciated.

Judy Earnshaw
Sorrento - Perth - Western Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Obtaining health records #general

Dream Builder <dreambuilder@...>
 

In GA, health records >from a closed business are supposed to be forwarded
to the state DHR office. This does not always happen, though. Certain
types of records are kept indefinitely, others only for specified periods
of time. I don't know that the same is true in NY.

It is very difficult to obtain medical records of any kind in the United
States, even for the person whose records they are, not to mention
relatives.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Ball Ground, GA, USA
dreambuilder@alltel.net

NOTE: Email address applies for approximately 10 days, then we get DSL and
a new email address.