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Harry COHN #general

C&V <proprius@...>
 

I believe that when the IAJGS conference was last in New York
City, someone posted an extensive family tree of the descendants of the
Gaon of Vilna. I recall that Harry COHN and Leonard NIMOY were two
descendants listed.
Cynthia Spikell


Lakewood, NJ Irving Krinsky Viewmate 3711 #general

RoniKrinsky <ronikrinsky@...>
 

Hi: Can anyone recognize this resort and my father in Lakewood, NJ .It was
taken in 1938?

Any information will be greatly appreciatted.

Thank you,
Roni Krinsky
Queens, NY

Email: RoniKrinsky@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The picture is at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3711>.
Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lakewood, NJ Irving Krinsky Viewmate 3711 #general

RoniKrinsky <ronikrinsky@...>
 

Hi: Can anyone recognize this resort and my father in Lakewood, NJ .It was
taken in 1938?

Any information will be greatly appreciatted.

Thank you,
Roni Krinsky
Queens, NY

Email: RoniKrinsky@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The picture is at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3711>.
Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harry COHN #general

C&V <proprius@...>
 

I believe that when the IAJGS conference was last in New York
City, someone posted an extensive family tree of the descendants of the
Gaon of Vilna. I recall that Harry COHN and Leonard NIMOY were two
descendants listed.
Cynthia Spikell


NY state law research question #general

Sara Lynns
 

How do I determine NY state law that governs a private
agency giving information to a family member?

In contacting a Jewish *private* agency (NY)
they've indicated being governed by NY state law
that prohibits them >from actually copying records
(even for family members)

I spoke with several local genealogists on this
doesn't sit right with them

suggestions, feedback?

thanks
Jackie Lerner-Aderman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY state law research question #general

Sara Lynns
 

How do I determine NY state law that governs a private
agency giving information to a family member?

In contacting a Jewish *private* agency (NY)
they've indicated being governed by NY state law
that prohibits them >from actually copying records
(even for family members)

I spoke with several local genealogists on this
doesn't sit right with them

suggestions, feedback?

thanks
Jackie Lerner-Aderman


JGSPalm Beach County, Inc. March Meeting #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

JGS Palm Beach County March Membership Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Time: 12:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
1:00 p.m. Program followed by short business meeting
Place: South County Civic Center, Delray Beach, FL

Program:
Warren Blatt, noted genealogist and author, will speak on Polish-Jewish
Genealogical Research. Blatt is Jewishgen's Vice President for Editorial
and Content Management and its Editor-in-Chief. He has been involved in
Genealogical research for over 25 years, with extensive work in Polish and
Russian records, including many indexing projects.

Special Interest Groups (SIGS) will gather following the business portion
of the meeting.

Guests are welcome. $5 guest fee may be applied toward membership dues.
*****
Jewish Cemetery Project:
The second Cemetery Day project will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2004
at Lake Worth Memory Gardens. Please contact Sandra and Don Hirschhorn,
Project Coordinators, for additional information.
donsandyh@....
*****
JGSPBCI Website:
Our website has been updated. Click on the site and add to your Favorite Places.
www.jewishgen.org/jgspbci/index.htm

Dennis Rice, President
DRTigers@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSPalm Beach County, Inc. March Meeting #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

JGS Palm Beach County March Membership Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Time: 12:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
1:00 p.m. Program followed by short business meeting
Place: South County Civic Center, Delray Beach, FL

Program:
Warren Blatt, noted genealogist and author, will speak on Polish-Jewish
Genealogical Research. Blatt is Jewishgen's Vice President for Editorial
and Content Management and its Editor-in-Chief. He has been involved in
Genealogical research for over 25 years, with extensive work in Polish and
Russian records, including many indexing projects.

Special Interest Groups (SIGS) will gather following the business portion
of the meeting.

Guests are welcome. $5 guest fee may be applied toward membership dues.
*****
Jewish Cemetery Project:
The second Cemetery Day project will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2004
at Lake Worth Memory Gardens. Please contact Sandra and Don Hirschhorn,
Project Coordinators, for additional information.
donsandyh@....
*****
JGSPBCI Website:
Our website has been updated. Click on the site and add to your Favorite Places.
www.jewishgen.org/jgspbci/index.htm

Dennis Rice, President
DRTigers@...


Re: Seek Link to YomTov Lipman HELLER #rabbinic

Meriam Haringman <meriamharingman@...>
 

On 2004.02.28, Udi Cain <chaikin@...> wrote:

Miriam Bathia married Dov Ber SALASNIK (ZHELYAZNIK) and had:
[...]
Benjamin Leib in 1874 in Jerusalem.

We know for sure that Sarah was a descendant of Yom Tov Lipman
HaLevi HELLER (died 1654). Can someone find the link?
The Montefiore Census of 1875 in Jerusalem might give pertinent
information on Benjamin Leib. The microfilm in Hebrew can be seen
at the National Library at the Hebrew University (Givat Ram) in the
microfilm room or in translation into English at the International
Conference of Jewish Genealogy to be held in Jerusalem July 4-9,
2004.

Meriam Haringman-Goitein
Archives Chairman
Head of Montefiore Project

Shalom and This Year in Jerusalem!
At the 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004
http://www.ortra.com/jgen2004


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Seek Link to YomTov Lipman HELLER #rabbinic

Meriam Haringman <meriamharingman@...>
 

On 2004.02.28, Udi Cain <chaikin@...> wrote:

Miriam Bathia married Dov Ber SALASNIK (ZHELYAZNIK) and had:
[...]
Benjamin Leib in 1874 in Jerusalem.

We know for sure that Sarah was a descendant of Yom Tov Lipman
HaLevi HELLER (died 1654). Can someone find the link?
The Montefiore Census of 1875 in Jerusalem might give pertinent
information on Benjamin Leib. The microfilm in Hebrew can be seen
at the National Library at the Hebrew University (Givat Ram) in the
microfilm room or in translation into English at the International
Conference of Jewish Genealogy to be held in Jerusalem July 4-9,
2004.

Meriam Haringman-Goitein
Archives Chairman
Head of Montefiore Project

Shalom and This Year in Jerusalem!
At the 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004
http://www.ortra.com/jgen2004


Viewmate: Translation Request of Russian or Polish Passport #general

Andee <msscuba@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would greatly appreciate the translation of all parts of this old
Russian or Polish passport. They are on Viewmate:

<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3689>
<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3690>
<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3691>
<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3692>

Please respond privately and thank you so very much,

Andrea Shafer Weinberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: Translation Request of Russian or Polish Passport #general

Andee <msscuba@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would greatly appreciate the translation of all parts of this old
Russian or Polish passport. They are on Viewmate:

<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3689>
<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3690>
<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3691>
<http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3692>

Please respond privately and thank you so very much,

Andrea Shafer Weinberg


Available online a ood resource on Galicia :"Galicia and Bukovina: A research handbook form Alberta 1990 #general

Barry Spinner <bspinner@...>
 

Thank you Moshe Steinberg for identifying the Ourroots.ca website. As he
described, it is a fully searchable collection of local history publications
(usually produced within Can. universities) which have been scanned page by
page. It seems to have a lot of content about Western Canada.

I cannot tell the breadth of the database, but I am commenting on
its use to JewishGen after having spent about one hour at the site.

I searched this site using some fairly standard words (Jewish, Yiddish,
Israel, etc.) Very few of the documents include these words either in the
title fields, or even in the full text search fields.

However. However there are some gems for us. I mention two and focus on the
second.

"Aaron Hart 1724-1800" - in French - is a study about one of the first Jews
to live in Canada, in Quebec. But like many records, it is in French, as
are its searchable words. I found it by searching the subject headings which
are generously done in English and French.

Now the gem.

Written in 1985 for an Albertan Ukrainian pioneer village, "Galicia and
Bukovina: a research handbook about Western Ukraine, late 19th and 20th
century" published in 1990, is fully searchable and printable!

A 200+ page scholarly work about Galicia and its gubernias is referred to a
number of times online. Particular maps drawn for the handbook showing
Galician administrative changes have been online for quite awhile.
http://www.halgal.com/maps_halgal.html

The author is John-Paul Himka, a professor of History (or as he himself
says "anti-history") at the University of Alberta. He has co-authored a
short pamphlet on Ukrainian genealogy as well as numerous articles for
encyclopaedia about Ukrainian matters.

Amazon indicated this book and others by him:
"Socialism in Galicia: Emergence of Polish Social Democracy and Ukrainian
Radicalism (1860-1890)"

He wrote this handbook as a contract labour of love in 1985. The Alberta
government published it in 1990 as an Occasional Paper in a history series
about Alberta. I have not yet ascertained if it is still in print. I doubt
it, knowing the history of Alberta politics.

This link is to the table of contents:
http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.asp?key=jewish&ID=1563

The handbook has more than 600 bibliographic references to the social
literature and history of the Ukraine as it came to exist out of its
Ruthenian and Galician past. While having little content directly related
to Galician Jews, it is rich in material about Galicia. The references
cited appear to be mostly in Ukrainian, and will be useful to speakers
of that language.

I consider very important Himka's overviews of collections of actual
Ukrainian-Galician materials such as newspapers in various libraries
such University of Toronto and Harvard.

I was very taken by his modest but obviously well-informed style. After
only two hours browsing ,I am excited by discovering this handbook to be
online. As I have learnt at JewishGen, understanding the social and
historical context of my ancestors is important to understanding them and
their emigration.

When I determine its print availability (>from Prof. Himka) I'll inform the
list.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Available online a ood resource on Galicia :"Galicia and Bukovina: A research handbook form Alberta 1990 #general

Barry Spinner <bspinner@...>
 

Thank you Moshe Steinberg for identifying the Ourroots.ca website. As he
described, it is a fully searchable collection of local history publications
(usually produced within Can. universities) which have been scanned page by
page. It seems to have a lot of content about Western Canada.

I cannot tell the breadth of the database, but I am commenting on
its use to JewishGen after having spent about one hour at the site.

I searched this site using some fairly standard words (Jewish, Yiddish,
Israel, etc.) Very few of the documents include these words either in the
title fields, or even in the full text search fields.

However. However there are some gems for us. I mention two and focus on the
second.

"Aaron Hart 1724-1800" - in French - is a study about one of the first Jews
to live in Canada, in Quebec. But like many records, it is in French, as
are its searchable words. I found it by searching the subject headings which
are generously done in English and French.

Now the gem.

Written in 1985 for an Albertan Ukrainian pioneer village, "Galicia and
Bukovina: a research handbook about Western Ukraine, late 19th and 20th
century" published in 1990, is fully searchable and printable!

A 200+ page scholarly work about Galicia and its gubernias is referred to a
number of times online. Particular maps drawn for the handbook showing
Galician administrative changes have been online for quite awhile.
http://www.halgal.com/maps_halgal.html

The author is John-Paul Himka, a professor of History (or as he himself
says "anti-history") at the University of Alberta. He has co-authored a
short pamphlet on Ukrainian genealogy as well as numerous articles for
encyclopaedia about Ukrainian matters.

Amazon indicated this book and others by him:
"Socialism in Galicia: Emergence of Polish Social Democracy and Ukrainian
Radicalism (1860-1890)"

He wrote this handbook as a contract labour of love in 1985. The Alberta
government published it in 1990 as an Occasional Paper in a history series
about Alberta. I have not yet ascertained if it is still in print. I doubt
it, knowing the history of Alberta politics.

This link is to the table of contents:
http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.asp?key=jewish&ID=1563

The handbook has more than 600 bibliographic references to the social
literature and history of the Ukraine as it came to exist out of its
Ruthenian and Galician past. While having little content directly related
to Galician Jews, it is rich in material about Galicia. The references
cited appear to be mostly in Ukrainian, and will be useful to speakers
of that language.

I consider very important Himka's overviews of collections of actual
Ukrainian-Galician materials such as newspapers in various libraries
such University of Toronto and Harvard.

I was very taken by his modest but obviously well-informed style. After
only two hours browsing ,I am excited by discovering this handbook to be
online. As I have learnt at JewishGen, understanding the social and
historical context of my ancestors is important to understanding them and
their emigration.

When I determine its print availability (>from Prof. Himka) I'll inform the
list.


RICHTER Bohemia or Moravia #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretKatz@...>
 

If anyone is researching a Jewish RICHTER family >from Bohemia or Moravia,
would you please contact me? I'd like to try to pinpoint the areas where
RICHTERs lived.

Mimi Katz, Chicago
GeveretKatz@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RICHTER Bohemia or Moravia #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretKatz@...>
 

If anyone is researching a Jewish RICHTER family >from Bohemia or Moravia,
would you please contact me? I'd like to try to pinpoint the areas where
RICHTERs lived.

Mimi Katz, Chicago
GeveretKatz@...


Re: Knowing the occupation - is it important? #general

Dan Goodman <dsgood@...>
 

tom.vene@... (Tom Venetianer) wrote in

Dear Genners,

Most of us have hastily pursued to learn what our ancestors
occupations were. One can deduce this >from the sizeable amount of
questions related to deciphering the occupation column in vital
records.

My question is: why is it important to know an ancestor's occupation?
Does it adds some important lead/clue to the related genealogical
search? Besides learning that grandpa Abraham was a shohet or mohel
or publican, what else can we learn >from that piece of information?
I'm far >from being an expert here, but:

Official records related to that occupation might contain useful
information.
If members of that occupation had an organization -- in modern times,
most likely a union -- that organization's records might have useful
information.


--
Dan Goodman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Knowing the occupation - is it important? #general

Dan Goodman <dsgood@...>
 

tom.vene@... (Tom Venetianer) wrote in

Dear Genners,

Most of us have hastily pursued to learn what our ancestors
occupations were. One can deduce this >from the sizeable amount of
questions related to deciphering the occupation column in vital
records.

My question is: why is it important to know an ancestor's occupation?
Does it adds some important lead/clue to the related genealogical
search? Besides learning that grandpa Abraham was a shohet or mohel
or publican, what else can we learn >from that piece of information?
I'm far >from being an expert here, but:

Official records related to that occupation might contain useful
information.
If members of that occupation had an organization -- in modern times,
most likely a union -- that organization's records might have useful
information.


--
Dan Goodman


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre MOGULESKO #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

The Abrahams are researching a family connection to Sigmund MOGULESKO, the
famous Yiddish actor. While the Yiddish language periodicals, The Jewish
Daily Forward and Die Yiddische Bihne (The Yiddish Stage) may have more
extensive obituaries, the New York Times of February 5, 1914, mentioned
that he was survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, Dr. Julius
Mogulesko (born about 1884). There's a picture of Julius on page 106 of the
"Album of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalman Zylbercweig.

It may be possible to trace the family of Dr. Julius Mogulesko in hopes of
determining the ancestors of the actor Sigmund.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD
dorsharris@...


MOGULESKO #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

The Abrahams are researching a family connection to Sigmund MOGULESKO, the
famous Yiddish actor. While the Yiddish language periodicals, The Jewish
Daily Forward and Die Yiddische Bihne (The Yiddish Stage) may have more
extensive obituaries, the New York Times of February 5, 1914, mentioned
that he was survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, Dr. Julius
Mogulesko (born about 1884). There's a picture of Julius on page 106 of the
"Album of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalman Zylbercweig.

It may be possible to trace the family of Dr. Julius Mogulesko in hopes of
determining the ancestors of the actor Sigmund.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD
dorsharris@...