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Please join them - JewishGen donor list updated #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

The online list of JewishGen General Fund contributors has
been updated to 30 September, 2002.

The list of donations received >from 1 October 2001 to 9/30/02
is at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Contributions.html

Those whose donations were received after 5 August 2002 are
listed in boldface type. This is to highlight the donor's
participation in the "first annual appeal" which was announced
on that date.

I am grateful to the many Scandinavia SIG members whose names
are included and to those who have donated to Scandinavia SIG.

If you donated to the Scandinavia Sig Research Fund or to other
SIG funds your name will not be included in the General Fund Donor
list unless you also made a General Fund Donation.

If you made a contribution to the JewishGen General Fund
between October 1, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2002 and your name is
not included in the list I will be happy to inquire about the
omission. Write to me at elsebeth@paikin.dk giving your name,
the date of your donation and the method of donation -- that is
by check or via JewishGen's secure credit card webform.
The amount of your contribution need not be mentioned.

Thanks to all whose names appear on the revised list or on
the JewishGen Wall of Honor.

If you are not yet a member of one of these supporter groups
please join us today. Any amount >from $10.00 by credit card
or by check will be gladly accepted and promptly acknowledged.

I regret that JewishGen is not able to accept donations of
books or other publications.

For credit card transactions use the URL at the top of this
email message to reach the JewishGen Secure Webform.
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>
For donations by check or money order make the instrument
payable to: JewishGen, Inc.

and mail it to:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Dr., Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573

Many thanks.


---------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's
SCANDINAVIA SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk
---------------------------------------


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Please join them - JewishGen donor list updated #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

The online list of JewishGen General Fund contributors has
been updated to 30 September, 2002.

The list of donations received >from 1 October 2001 to 9/30/02
is at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Contributions.html

Those whose donations were received after 5 August 2002 are
listed in boldface type. This is to highlight the donor's
participation in the "first annual appeal" which was announced
on that date.

I am grateful to the many Scandinavia SIG members whose names
are included and to those who have donated to Scandinavia SIG.

If you donated to the Scandinavia Sig Research Fund or to other
SIG funds your name will not be included in the General Fund Donor
list unless you also made a General Fund Donation.

If you made a contribution to the JewishGen General Fund
between October 1, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2002 and your name is
not included in the list I will be happy to inquire about the
omission. Write to me at elsebeth@paikin.dk giving your name,
the date of your donation and the method of donation -- that is
by check or via JewishGen's secure credit card webform.
The amount of your contribution need not be mentioned.

Thanks to all whose names appear on the revised list or on
the JewishGen Wall of Honor.

If you are not yet a member of one of these supporter groups
please join us today. Any amount >from $10.00 by credit card
or by check will be gladly accepted and promptly acknowledged.

I regret that JewishGen is not able to accept donations of
books or other publications.

For credit card transactions use the URL at the top of this
email message to reach the JewishGen Secure Webform.
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>
For donations by check or money order make the instrument
payable to: JewishGen, Inc.

and mail it to:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Dr., Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573

Many thanks.


---------------------------------------
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's
SCANDINAVIA SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/scandinavia
http://home.worldonline.dk/~epaikin/
mailto:elsebeth@paikin.dk
---------------------------------------


Re: social security death index complete? #general

Dolph Klein <kledolph@...>
 

Your gf may not have had a SSN if he had been in a work category not
covered by the SSA. Or, he never applied for coverage. He may not have been
listed in the SSDI if he did not accumulate enough "work units" to receive
retirement benefits or for his family to receive the death payment of $255.
And, as you noted, there may have been one or more errors concerning
spelling, death dates, etc.

If your gf had a SSN, look for death certificates and other documents (e.g.
insurance, medical policies, hospital records, driver's license) that may
have recorded the number, or ask members of the family for documents they
may have in their possession. Failing this approach, send the SSA as much
information about your gf as you can and request a copy of his original
SS-5 application form. The cost is $29. For details, see
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm

Dolph Klein
Chapel Hill, NC

MODERATOR NOTE: See also JewishGen's InfoFile on "US Social Security
Administration (SSA) Records" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/us-ssa.txt


Re: About the surname "WERNIK" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Nov.16/02 Virginia WERNIK (verogode@yahoo.com) wrote in part:

I was wondering if someone could tell me about my surname; Wernik;
probably originally Wernick. My family and I live in Uruguay in South
America. What we know is that my grand-grandfather came to Buenos
Aires, Argentina, his name was Ruben Wernik.

Ms. Wernik should check Jewishgen's Family Finder and its Discussion Group
Archives and the mail group archives of Jewishgen's SIGs (Special Interet
Groups) for the names WERNICK,WERNIK, WIERNIK, and other spelling variants.
She may be please to find listing and messages concerning this name. She
should also use the "search this website box" on Jewishen's main page.

In Polish, "vernik" means "varnish" it could be that her ancestors were
furniture finishers or manufacturers of varnish.

But Polish also has the word "wierny" an adjective which means "faithful" so
it could be that if her surname was originally WIERNIK, it might signify
that her ancestors were pious Jews.

But then I am not familiar with the Polish language.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: social security death index complete? #general

Dolph Klein <kledolph@...>
 

Your gf may not have had a SSN if he had been in a work category not
covered by the SSA. Or, he never applied for coverage. He may not have been
listed in the SSDI if he did not accumulate enough "work units" to receive
retirement benefits or for his family to receive the death payment of $255.
And, as you noted, there may have been one or more errors concerning
spelling, death dates, etc.

If your gf had a SSN, look for death certificates and other documents (e.g.
insurance, medical policies, hospital records, driver's license) that may
have recorded the number, or ask members of the family for documents they
may have in their possession. Failing this approach, send the SSA as much
information about your gf as you can and request a copy of his original
SS-5 application form. The cost is $29. For details, see
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm

Dolph Klein
Chapel Hill, NC

MODERATOR NOTE: See also JewishGen's InfoFile on "US Social Security
Administration (SSA) Records" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/us-ssa.txt


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: About the surname "WERNIK" #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Nov.16/02 Virginia WERNIK (verogode@yahoo.com) wrote in part:

I was wondering if someone could tell me about my surname; Wernik;
probably originally Wernick. My family and I live in Uruguay in South
America. What we know is that my grand-grandfather came to Buenos
Aires, Argentina, his name was Ruben Wernik.

Ms. Wernik should check Jewishgen's Family Finder and its Discussion Group
Archives and the mail group archives of Jewishgen's SIGs (Special Interet
Groups) for the names WERNICK,WERNIK, WIERNIK, and other spelling variants.
She may be please to find listing and messages concerning this name. She
should also use the "search this website box" on Jewishen's main page.

In Polish, "vernik" means "varnish" it could be that her ancestors were
furniture finishers or manufacturers of varnish.

But Polish also has the word "wierny" an adjective which means "faithful" so
it could be that if her surname was originally WIERNIK, it might signify
that her ancestors were pious Jews.

But then I am not familiar with the Polish language.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Hebrew equivalent of Zlata #general

GRAMAW
 

My mother, Charlotte, had the Jewish name "Zlata". So did several of her
cousins. Does anyone know if there is a Hebrew equivalent? My rabbi had
never heard the name before.......Thanks.

Myra Shalet, Leawood, KS
Researching: DRUBYCH, LEIBMAN, WINER: Uman, Talnoye, Kherson, Ukraine;
SHARK, SHAK, HOLZBERG: Lithuania; SHALET, GRATCH: Ukraine


Re: A town in Radom, Poland (Nowy Myln) #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Nov.18/02 Murray Goldwaser (mauh2o@worldnet.att.net) said he could not
find the town "Nowego Mlyna" or "Nowy Mlyn" on any of his maps.

"Where We Once Walked" has an entry for this place, Nowe Mlyny, with a
population of (only) 27. It says that it is described in the "Black Book"
(of Localities Whose Jewish Population was Destroyed by the Nazis) as being
the Kielce region, but it was not found in the BGN (US Board on Geographic
Names) gazetteers.

Thinking that "Nowe Mlyny" could have been new settlement named after a
bigger town called "Mlyn" or Myln plus some ending or other, I checked for
that too in WWOW, hoping to find some map coordinates. I did find an entry
for "Myln Wojtostwo", which was hardly any bigger, having had a population
of 48. It too was in the region of Kielce. But this place also could not be
found in the BGN gazetteers.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew equivalent of Zlata #general

GRAMAW
 

My mother, Charlotte, had the Jewish name "Zlata". So did several of her
cousins. Does anyone know if there is a Hebrew equivalent? My rabbi had
never heard the name before.......Thanks.

Myra Shalet, Leawood, KS
Researching: DRUBYCH, LEIBMAN, WINER: Uman, Talnoye, Kherson, Ukraine;
SHARK, SHAK, HOLZBERG: Lithuania; SHALET, GRATCH: Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A town in Radom, Poland (Nowy Myln) #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Nov.18/02 Murray Goldwaser (mauh2o@worldnet.att.net) said he could not
find the town "Nowego Mlyna" or "Nowy Mlyn" on any of his maps.

"Where We Once Walked" has an entry for this place, Nowe Mlyny, with a
population of (only) 27. It says that it is described in the "Black Book"
(of Localities Whose Jewish Population was Destroyed by the Nazis) as being
the Kielce region, but it was not found in the BGN (US Board on Geographic
Names) gazetteers.

Thinking that "Nowe Mlyny" could have been new settlement named after a
bigger town called "Mlyn" or Myln plus some ending or other, I checked for
that too in WWOW, hoping to find some map coordinates. I did find an entry
for "Myln Wojtostwo", which was hardly any bigger, having had a population
of 48. It too was in the region of Kielce. But this place also could not be
found in the BGN gazetteers.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Genealogy sources in the UK #general

David Kravitz
 

There have been several requests for information on how to search for
ancestors in the UK and the JewishGen gives good links. Two years ago I
published an article giving details of how to, where, at what cost etc. I
have recently updated this, yet again. Learn about the Public Record Office
at Kew, the Family Research Center in Islington, Immigration and emigration,
wills, ports, cemeteries etc in the UK, along with many internet links.

Anyone who would like a free copy, please email me. It is in Word97 format
so please tell me if your software is earlier and I will sent it as a
formatted text file (rtf).

David Kravitz
Bournemouth
England

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy sources in the UK #general

David Kravitz
 

There have been several requests for information on how to search for
ancestors in the UK and the JewishGen gives good links. Two years ago I
published an article giving details of how to, where, at what cost etc. I
have recently updated this, yet again. Learn about the Public Record Office
at Kew, the Family Research Center in Islington, Immigration and emigration,
wills, ports, cemeteries etc in the UK, along with many internet links.

Anyone who would like a free copy, please email me. It is in Word97 format
so please tell me if your software is earlier and I will sent it as a
formatted text file (rtf).

David Kravitz
Bournemouth
England

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Addresses in Birth Records - Great Synagogue, London #unitedkingdom

Laurence Harris <jgsgbccc@...>
 

The birth records, 1791-1877, of the Great Synagogue London, were
microfilmed by the Mormons, and are avaiable at Family History Libraries
(Reels 0094657, 0094658 and 0094659).

I belive that the format and level of detail of these records changed
slightly over the years.

I would like to know when addresses first started regularly appearing in
these birth records. Alternatively, can anyone tell me whether the 1832
birth records typically contain addresses.

Thanks
Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex, England


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Addresses in Birth Records - Great Synagogue, London #unitedkingdom

Laurence Harris <jgsgbccc@...>
 

The birth records, 1791-1877, of the Great Synagogue London, were
microfilmed by the Mormons, and are avaiable at Family History Libraries
(Reels 0094657, 0094658 and 0094659).

I belive that the format and level of detail of these records changed
slightly over the years.

I would like to know when addresses first started regularly appearing in
these birth records. Alternatively, can anyone tell me whether the 1832
birth records typically contain addresses.

Thanks
Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex, England


Re: Patrynomic #general

elena@...
 

Could someone please explain the usage of the
term Patrynomic
Thank you.

MB<<<

Others will answer more intelligently than I will, but, very simply, in
Russian-oriented cultures, the "middle" name is the first name of the father
connected by a suffix of "vitch" (or variation) for "son of" and "ovna" (or
variation) for "daughter of". Then comes the actual surname. So, for
example, my great grandmother, Sore, daughter of Ber (or variation!) was
Sore Berkovna Greenstein (maybe Greenstein. The jury's still out on what
her maiden surname was).

This system turned out extremely useful when I downloaded a ton of Maltinsky
references >from the All Latvia database: I was able to group people by
surname/patronymic, hoping and assuming (aware of the dangers of
assumptions) that if the people in question were close in age and shared a
surname and patronymic, that they could be siblings.

Spain uses naming system that can also be handy for the genealogist, as the
child can carry a string of surnames >from both paternal and maternal sides,
down through a number of generations.

Maria Torres
elena@pipeline.com
MALTINSKY, RUBINSTEIN, ZELLAT (Latvia, NY, GA, PA)
NOTIS (Kovno, NY)
KUNST (Russia, PA)
MOSTOFF (Russia, NY)
PHILLIPS (DADACZ/DUDACZ/ISIDOR/EISENDOR), PSCHEDESKY (Poland, UK, NY)


More re WWI US Registration cards and US Soldiers #general

NFatouros@...
 

Almost every time I post a Jewishgen message or a message to one of its
SIGs I get a lot private responses and still more inquiries.

My recently posted message about the contents of World War One registration
cards generated several responses >from people wanting to know where they
could write for the copies of their relatives' registration cards.
Feeling tired, grumpy and impatient I referred them to Warren Blatt's
Infofile on Military Records.

I should have told my WW I registration card correspondents that I had
also spent a lot of time repeatedly doing searches online about WW I and the
American Expeditionary Forces and that I had also read several books on the
Americans' participation during that "Great War."

I had always known about my father's experience during the War-he'd served
stateside at Fort Hancock, Georgia as a medical assistant during the flu
epidemic, even though he wasn't really trained for it, and he himself
admitted he was very squeamish as he remained throughout his life. But I was
often curious about my father's brother about whom my father was always
silent except for saying that "he had died during the War." After I started
researching my family's history, I did learn, as I reported to this forum a
couple of years ago, that Joseph E. FELDMAN was killed in France and
ultimately buried in the cemetery at Oise-Aisne.


I still feel a little guilty for not having been more expansive in my
replies to those who wrote me. So...

One online site for obtaining W W I military records is at:

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/gen_faq.htm

This is a " page" of "The Great War Society" website.

For WW I history and the US, and also stories., letters, diary entries,
and photographs, visit "The Doughboy Center" at:

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc

and:

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/genealog.htm

For information about the Great War, visit:

http://www.worldwar1.com/tgws/tgws2.htm

There are several more interesting WW I, or "The Great War" websites,
which can be evoked by using the "google" search engine. If you do know or
learn anything about your soldier, you can try typing in his Battalion,
Regiment, or Company, or some other term. Sometimes very specific search
terms turn up exactly or almost exactly what one is looking for.

Among the books I've read in order to provide a background against which to
view my never=met and never tobe known uncle, these are some of those I read
which pertain in particular to the US's role in "The Great War":

Robert H. Ferrell, "Woodrow Wilson and World War I, 1917-1921." 1985

Steve Jantzen, "Hooray for Peace, Hurray for War: The United States during
World War 1" 1971

Byron Farwell,"Over There: the United States in the Great War, 1917-1918,1999

David M. Kennedy,"Over Here: The First World War and American Society" 1999

Francis A. March, "History of the World War: An Authentic Narrative of the
World's Greatest War" 1919

General Peyton C. March, General John J. Pershing, Secretary of the Navy,
Josephus Daniels, "New Pictorial History of The World War for Human Rights,"
1919

The first four of the above I bought used and cheaply >from my library's
weekly booksale, or at local thrift stores or >from used bookstores online.
But the last two listed I found for less than a dollar each at two
different yard sales the summer before last. One is in rather bad condition
but at least neither smelled of mold! As might be expected, both old books
are patriotic and modestly (?) self-complimentary although they do mention
some problems in the US's training, readiness, and support of its forces.

Also, some of you may want to read Joseph W. Bendersky, "The Jewish
Threat: Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army," 2000.

I had hoped that this book would help me in plotting my slain uncle's
stateside and overseas experiences while he served in the National Guard,
and then with the Army. The documents I received >from the government about
my uncle conjured up a suspicion that because he was Jewish, my uncle had
been assigned to serve alongside black soldiers, although not in the same
Company.

My follow-up on the scant information provided by his registration card,
New York State post-death card, and the NARA death dossier, so far has
revealed that he was not sent overseas with the others with whom he had
trained. Instead, he was sent to Camp Hill, Virginia, where there were many
blacks being prepared for military service. Possibly because Joseph was
literate, had been a clerk with a Wall Street firm, and had already trained
with blacks at Camp Upton on Long Island, the Army thought he might be more
useful at Camp Hill and so it delayed sending him abroad.

But the Bendersky book is not so much concerned with the US Armed Forces'
antisemitism during WW I as it is with US military antisemitism during WW II
and there is nothing about lumping in Jews with Blacks among the lower class
of human beings. It was >from the Internet, and through the contacts I made
at various websites, that I found many more clues to the solution of my
self-generated puzzle than were offered in Bendersky's book which helped me
solve some of the questions I had, although I still can't piece together the
whole Joseph E. Feldman "quilt."

Still, I found Bendersky's book worthwhile. (It can now be obtained at a
much smaller price than I paid for it a couple of years ago.)

Though this tidbit is relevant to the topic of this message, I can't
resist remarking that my Internet searches turned up the fact that Irving
Berlin had been at the opening of a Jewish annex to the Camp's chapel at
which a Torah and Ark were presented, and that he had presented a musical
show at the Camp, in which Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson, among others,
participated.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Patrynomic #general

elena@...
 

Could someone please explain the usage of the
term Patrynomic
Thank you.

MB<<<

Others will answer more intelligently than I will, but, very simply, in
Russian-oriented cultures, the "middle" name is the first name of the father
connected by a suffix of "vitch" (or variation) for "son of" and "ovna" (or
variation) for "daughter of". Then comes the actual surname. So, for
example, my great grandmother, Sore, daughter of Ber (or variation!) was
Sore Berkovna Greenstein (maybe Greenstein. The jury's still out on what
her maiden surname was).

This system turned out extremely useful when I downloaded a ton of Maltinsky
references >from the All Latvia database: I was able to group people by
surname/patronymic, hoping and assuming (aware of the dangers of
assumptions) that if the people in question were close in age and shared a
surname and patronymic, that they could be siblings.

Spain uses naming system that can also be handy for the genealogist, as the
child can carry a string of surnames >from both paternal and maternal sides,
down through a number of generations.

Maria Torres
elena@pipeline.com
MALTINSKY, RUBINSTEIN, ZELLAT (Latvia, NY, GA, PA)
NOTIS (Kovno, NY)
KUNST (Russia, PA)
MOSTOFF (Russia, NY)
PHILLIPS (DADACZ/DUDACZ/ISIDOR/EISENDOR), PSCHEDESKY (Poland, UK, NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More re WWI US Registration cards and US Soldiers #general

NFatouros@...
 

Almost every time I post a Jewishgen message or a message to one of its
SIGs I get a lot private responses and still more inquiries.

My recently posted message about the contents of World War One registration
cards generated several responses >from people wanting to know where they
could write for the copies of their relatives' registration cards.
Feeling tired, grumpy and impatient I referred them to Warren Blatt's
Infofile on Military Records.

I should have told my WW I registration card correspondents that I had
also spent a lot of time repeatedly doing searches online about WW I and the
American Expeditionary Forces and that I had also read several books on the
Americans' participation during that "Great War."

I had always known about my father's experience during the War-he'd served
stateside at Fort Hancock, Georgia as a medical assistant during the flu
epidemic, even though he wasn't really trained for it, and he himself
admitted he was very squeamish as he remained throughout his life. But I was
often curious about my father's brother about whom my father was always
silent except for saying that "he had died during the War." After I started
researching my family's history, I did learn, as I reported to this forum a
couple of years ago, that Joseph E. FELDMAN was killed in France and
ultimately buried in the cemetery at Oise-Aisne.


I still feel a little guilty for not having been more expansive in my
replies to those who wrote me. So...

One online site for obtaining W W I military records is at:

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/gen_faq.htm

This is a " page" of "The Great War Society" website.

For WW I history and the US, and also stories., letters, diary entries,
and photographs, visit "The Doughboy Center" at:

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc

and:

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/genealog.htm

For information about the Great War, visit:

http://www.worldwar1.com/tgws/tgws2.htm

There are several more interesting WW I, or "The Great War" websites,
which can be evoked by using the "google" search engine. If you do know or
learn anything about your soldier, you can try typing in his Battalion,
Regiment, or Company, or some other term. Sometimes very specific search
terms turn up exactly or almost exactly what one is looking for.

Among the books I've read in order to provide a background against which to
view my never=met and never tobe known uncle, these are some of those I read
which pertain in particular to the US's role in "The Great War":

Robert H. Ferrell, "Woodrow Wilson and World War I, 1917-1921." 1985

Steve Jantzen, "Hooray for Peace, Hurray for War: The United States during
World War 1" 1971

Byron Farwell,"Over There: the United States in the Great War, 1917-1918,1999

David M. Kennedy,"Over Here: The First World War and American Society" 1999

Francis A. March, "History of the World War: An Authentic Narrative of the
World's Greatest War" 1919

General Peyton C. March, General John J. Pershing, Secretary of the Navy,
Josephus Daniels, "New Pictorial History of The World War for Human Rights,"
1919

The first four of the above I bought used and cheaply >from my library's
weekly booksale, or at local thrift stores or >from used bookstores online.
But the last two listed I found for less than a dollar each at two
different yard sales the summer before last. One is in rather bad condition
but at least neither smelled of mold! As might be expected, both old books
are patriotic and modestly (?) self-complimentary although they do mention
some problems in the US's training, readiness, and support of its forces.

Also, some of you may want to read Joseph W. Bendersky, "The Jewish
Threat: Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army," 2000.

I had hoped that this book would help me in plotting my slain uncle's
stateside and overseas experiences while he served in the National Guard,
and then with the Army. The documents I received >from the government about
my uncle conjured up a suspicion that because he was Jewish, my uncle had
been assigned to serve alongside black soldiers, although not in the same
Company.

My follow-up on the scant information provided by his registration card,
New York State post-death card, and the NARA death dossier, so far has
revealed that he was not sent overseas with the others with whom he had
trained. Instead, he was sent to Camp Hill, Virginia, where there were many
blacks being prepared for military service. Possibly because Joseph was
literate, had been a clerk with a Wall Street firm, and had already trained
with blacks at Camp Upton on Long Island, the Army thought he might be more
useful at Camp Hill and so it delayed sending him abroad.

But the Bendersky book is not so much concerned with the US Armed Forces'
antisemitism during WW I as it is with US military antisemitism during WW II
and there is nothing about lumping in Jews with Blacks among the lower class
of human beings. It was >from the Internet, and through the contacts I made
at various websites, that I found many more clues to the solution of my
self-generated puzzle than were offered in Bendersky's book which helped me
solve some of the questions I had, although I still can't piece together the
whole Joseph E. Feldman "quilt."

Still, I found Bendersky's book worthwhile. (It can now be obtained at a
much smaller price than I paid for it a couple of years ago.)

Though this tidbit is relevant to the topic of this message, I can't
resist remarking that my Internet searches turned up the fact that Irving
Berlin had been at the opening of a Jewish annex to the Camp's chapel at
which a Torah and Ark were presented, and that he had presented a musical
show at the Camp, in which Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson, among others,
participated.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Last seen in the 1901 census #unitedkingdom

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

The 1901 UK census lists thirteen year old Jacob Pickholtz, a Russian subject
ands a student at the Hayes Industrial School. The parents do not seem to be in
the census and I presume that they were in Europe.

We know absolutely nothing about this young man - not who his parents were and
not what became of him. The census tells us nothing else, save that he suffered
from epilepsy >from birth. Furthermore, we have no record of any Pikholz
descendant (much less with the name itself) in UK other than one refugee >from
Vienna shortly before WWII.

Harold Pollins told me that the records >from the Hayes Industrial School were
held by the Finnart House School Trust, but they told me that any records they had
are now with the London Metropolitan Archives. The LMA advises that for that
period they have nothing at all on the Hayes Industrial School and that the annual
reports they have (>from 1902) do not have students' records.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I might find out more about this young man?
Either his parents or what became of him?

Israel Pickholtz
Elazar, Gush Etzion
ISRAEL


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Last seen in the 1901 census #unitedkingdom

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

The 1901 UK census lists thirteen year old Jacob Pickholtz, a Russian subject
ands a student at the Hayes Industrial School. The parents do not seem to be in
the census and I presume that they were in Europe.

We know absolutely nothing about this young man - not who his parents were and
not what became of him. The census tells us nothing else, save that he suffered
from epilepsy >from birth. Furthermore, we have no record of any Pikholz
descendant (much less with the name itself) in UK other than one refugee >from
Vienna shortly before WWII.

Harold Pollins told me that the records >from the Hayes Industrial School were
held by the Finnart House School Trust, but they told me that any records they had
are now with the London Metropolitan Archives. The LMA advises that for that
period they have nothing at all on the Hayes Industrial School and that the annual
reports they have (>from 1902) do not have students' records.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I might find out more about this young man?
Either his parents or what became of him?

Israel Pickholtz
Elazar, Gush Etzion
ISRAEL