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Interesting new website #lithuania

Elsebeth Paikin
 

-- For your information:
---------------------
An important and interesting new website was put online today which might
have interest for many - not only in Denmark or Scandinavia:

http://www.kb.dk/simonsen/

In is based on David Simonsen's archive now at the Danish Royal Library in
Copenhagen. David Simonsen was a scholar, rabbi, philanthropist and much
more ....

I cannot here go into details about him or his fabulous archives, but
you can now read about it on the website. But let me underscore that David
Simonsen had contacts in many countries and was deeply involved in relief
work for refugees and immigrants

- therefore check it out although you have never thought of Denmark <VBG>

Just a few words about the archives >from the introduction on the website:

"Contents of the archives:

During the more than seventy years that have passed since the David Simonsen
Archives were acquired by the Royal Library, a number of attempts have been
made to make their vast contents more readily accessible to scholars.

However, none of these attempts came to fruition, and no comprehensive
finding aid has been available. The archives were kept in approximately 200
worn-down and acidulous cardboard boxes, labelled, e.g. Private
correspondence 1890-1924. Jewish relief work 1890-1924. Particularly
remarkable letters has been extracted and sorted according to the name of
the sender. The present list of correspondents is the result of a
cooperative effort between the Department for Oriental
and Judaica Collections and the Manuscript Department (by Karen Marie
Jensen).

The principles of organization used in the Manuscript Department have been
followed, and the David Simonsen Archives are now subdivided thus:

Letters
Manuscripts (David Simonsen's own works)
Dispatches (communiqu=E9s, bulletins, memoranda, press releases)
Files (materials regarding specific topics)
Accounts
Printed matters
Press cuttings
Miscellaneous

The greater part of the archives consists of David Simonsen's
correspondence, now made public through the present list and the website.

Best regards
- and good luck!

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


Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Interesting new website #lithuania

Elsebeth Paikin
 

-- For your information:
---------------------
An important and interesting new website was put online today which might
have interest for many - not only in Denmark or Scandinavia:

http://www.kb.dk/simonsen/

In is based on David Simonsen's archive now at the Danish Royal Library in
Copenhagen. David Simonsen was a scholar, rabbi, philanthropist and much
more ....

I cannot here go into details about him or his fabulous archives, but
you can now read about it on the website. But let me underscore that David
Simonsen had contacts in many countries and was deeply involved in relief
work for refugees and immigrants

- therefore check it out although you have never thought of Denmark <VBG>

Just a few words about the archives >from the introduction on the website:

"Contents of the archives:

During the more than seventy years that have passed since the David Simonsen
Archives were acquired by the Royal Library, a number of attempts have been
made to make their vast contents more readily accessible to scholars.

However, none of these attempts came to fruition, and no comprehensive
finding aid has been available. The archives were kept in approximately 200
worn-down and acidulous cardboard boxes, labelled, e.g. Private
correspondence 1890-1924. Jewish relief work 1890-1924. Particularly
remarkable letters has been extracted and sorted according to the name of
the sender. The present list of correspondents is the result of a
cooperative effort between the Department for Oriental
and Judaica Collections and the Manuscript Department (by Karen Marie
Jensen).

The principles of organization used in the Manuscript Department have been
followed, and the David Simonsen Archives are now subdivided thus:

Letters
Manuscripts (David Simonsen's own works)
Dispatches (communiqu=E9s, bulletins, memoranda, press releases)
Files (materials regarding specific topics)
Accounts
Printed matters
Press cuttings
Miscellaneous

The greater part of the archives consists of David Simonsen's
correspondence, now made public through the present list and the website.

Best regards
- and good luck!

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


Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk


HEBREW NAME TRANSLATION #lithuania

B Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Does anyone know what the name "Shemaryahu" means? I found it on my
great-uncle's headstone, obviously his Hebrew name. I cannot find it
on the Given Name Database.

Thank you.

Bonnie Frederics
Tucson, AZ
picturethisfilm@email.com
Seeking: ADELSON; PERCZYK, GORDON (Butrimantz; Meretz; Nemayouni;
Stakliskis)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania HEBREW NAME TRANSLATION #lithuania

B Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Does anyone know what the name "Shemaryahu" means? I found it on my
great-uncle's headstone, obviously his Hebrew name. I cannot find it
on the Given Name Database.

Thank you.

Bonnie Frederics
Tucson, AZ
picturethisfilm@email.com
Seeking: ADELSON; PERCZYK, GORDON (Butrimantz; Meretz; Nemayouni;
Stakliskis)


Records for MOLETAI, Lithuania #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The Vilna District Research Group has obtained Revision List records for the
town of Moletai, Lithuania for the years 1834, 1850 and 1858. In addition,
we have additional revision lists for the years in between. A qualifying
membership enabling one to receive the translated RL in an Excel spreadsheet
requires a minimum $100 contribution to the project. Anyone interested in
becoming a qualified member of the 1858 Revision List Project and receiving
translations of the RLs should contact the group at Joelrat@aol.com.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Records for MOLETAI, Lithuania #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The Vilna District Research Group has obtained Revision List records for the
town of Moletai, Lithuania for the years 1834, 1850 and 1858. In addition,
we have additional revision lists for the years in between. A qualifying
membership enabling one to receive the translated RL in an Excel spreadsheet
requires a minimum $100 contribution to the project. Anyone interested in
becoming a qualified member of the 1858 Revision List Project and receiving
translations of the RLs should contact the group at Joelrat@aol.com.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Re: 1920 Census Lookup Request #general

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Dear Stacey:

Pearl came to the US in 1914.

At the time of the census, Barney was 29, Pearl was 28, and Sylvia was 26 mos.
They lived at 2432 Jefferson St..

Good luck.

Sam

I accessed the 1920 Federal Census for Detroit using the one of the commercial
services (limited license) at the Nashville Public Library and found a rather
poor copy of the entry for the Barney BARNET (as BARNETT was mispelled) family
of Detroit, Michigan (Wayne County).
Thanks,
Stacy Harris
***
MODERATOR NOTE: As Stacy's question has been answered, this thread is closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1920 Census Lookup Request #general

Sam Schleman <Samara99@...>
 

Dear Stacey:

Pearl came to the US in 1914.

At the time of the census, Barney was 29, Pearl was 28, and Sylvia was 26 mos.
They lived at 2432 Jefferson St..

Good luck.

Sam

I accessed the 1920 Federal Census for Detroit using the one of the commercial
services (limited license) at the Nashville Public Library and found a rather
poor copy of the entry for the Barney BARNET (as BARNETT was mispelled) family
of Detroit, Michigan (Wayne County).
Thanks,
Stacy Harris
***
MODERATOR NOTE: As Stacy's question has been answered, this thread is closed.


2 Searches #general

Stuart Kaufer <koba1@...>
 

Looking for the following:
Members of the KATZ family who lived in Mukachevo and emigrated to Israelin 70's.
Herman and Perl and three children. Last known address in Mukachevo was XX
Shevchenko Street. They are cousins of my great uncle David Friedman and my
maternal grandmother Rose FRIEDMAN STEIN.

Also searching for anyone with knowledge of village of Tarna (Tarna-Mare) about 30
km >from Satu-Mare (Satmar) who may have had family that emigrated >from there. My
maternal gm, Rosa FRIEDMAN STEIN came >from there, my maternal gf came >from
Kiralyhaza (Korolevo, now in Ukraine). They married there and came here in early
part of 20th C. My gf, Samuel B STEIN came first, I can find no record of his
arrival, my gm i got >from Ellis Island Records she came in 1907. I have been to
both villages but there is no one there who could remember that far back.

Thank you.
Stuart Kaufer
***
MODERATOR NOTE:1)One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.2)Street number replaced by 'xx'.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2 Searches #general

Stuart Kaufer <koba1@...>
 

Looking for the following:
Members of the KATZ family who lived in Mukachevo and emigrated to Israelin 70's.
Herman and Perl and three children. Last known address in Mukachevo was XX
Shevchenko Street. They are cousins of my great uncle David Friedman and my
maternal grandmother Rose FRIEDMAN STEIN.

Also searching for anyone with knowledge of village of Tarna (Tarna-Mare) about 30
km >from Satu-Mare (Satmar) who may have had family that emigrated >from there. My
maternal gm, Rosa FRIEDMAN STEIN came >from there, my maternal gf came >from
Kiralyhaza (Korolevo, now in Ukraine). They married there and came here in early
part of 20th C. My gf, Samuel B STEIN came first, I can find no record of his
arrival, my gm i got >from Ellis Island Records she came in 1907. I have been to
both villages but there is no one there who could remember that far back.

Thank you.
Stuart Kaufer
***
MODERATOR NOTE:1)One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.2)Street number replaced by 'xx'.


Connection Between SCHIEBER and SHIEBAR? #general

ddworski@erols.com <ddworski@...>
 

Hi,
I'd like to know if SCHIEBER and SHIEBAR are discrete surnames or merely spelling
variants of the same name. Also, perhaps someone can tell me their respective
meanings. Please respond privately.

Thank you in advance.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Connection Between SCHIEBER and SHIEBAR? #general

ddworski@erols.com <ddworski@...>
 

Hi,
I'd like to know if SCHIEBER and SHIEBAR are discrete surnames or merely spelling
variants of the same name. Also, perhaps someone can tell me their respective
meanings. Please respond privately.

Thank you in advance.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia USA


Re: Yenta #general

Anita Frankel
 

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz wrote:

'It is my theory that the name Yenta took on its present pejorative meaning from
the series in the Forward about Yenta Tilabenda in the twenties and thirties. She
was described as having all the negative attributes of the newly arrived immigrant
from Eastern Europe. Of course Abe Cahan's goal was to americanize the new
immigrants, so she was not seen favorably.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz'

I believe the Schwarcz's are correct. When I was growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the
30s, calling someone a "Yenta" was frequently followed by the, incomprehensible to
me, Tilabenda.

Until reading the above message, I always thought Tilabenda was a Yiddish word.

Anita Frankel
Storrs, CT USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yenta #general

Anita Frankel
 

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz wrote:

'It is my theory that the name Yenta took on its present pejorative meaning from
the series in the Forward about Yenta Tilabenda in the twenties and thirties. She
was described as having all the negative attributes of the newly arrived immigrant
from Eastern Europe. Of course Abe Cahan's goal was to americanize the new
immigrants, so she was not seen favorably.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz'

I believe the Schwarcz's are correct. When I was growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the
30s, calling someone a "Yenta" was frequently followed by the, incomprehensible to
me, Tilabenda.

Until reading the above message, I always thought Tilabenda was a Yiddish word.

Anita Frankel
Storrs, CT USA


Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen opened! #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

For your information:

The Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen opened today!

The website is found at
www.jewmus.dk

Best regards
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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen opened! #general

Elsebeth Paikin
 

For your information:

The Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen opened today!

The website is found at
www.jewmus.dk

Best regards
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


Looking for the Doctors FRIEDMAN from Philadelphia, PA #general

Ricki L. Zunk <nockbockle@...>
 

After many years of searching for members of my mother's COHAN-COPLIN-COPELAND
family >from Philadelphia, PA, I finally got a small piece of information about a
few cousins by the name of FRIEDMAN. The problem is that the addresses and phone
numbers I have are no longer viable. After begging and pleading with every source
I could find, I was finally told that DR. Neil FRIEDMAN and DR. Stuart FRIEDMAN
(sons of Charles FRIEDMAN and Elaine RAND) are now "both living in the Greater
Philadelphia area."

Charles FRIEDMAN (son of Tillie COPLIN and Joseph FRIEDMAN) was a teacher and then
a school principal in the Philadelphia school system. I know that Charles and
Elaine lived in the area near Temple Stadium in the 1950s. I think that Charles
died some time ago, and Elaine remarried (don't know her "new" husband's surname).
I don't know if Elaine is still alive or not.

A cousin who used to be in contact with the family (last contact about 6-7 yrs.
ago) told me that Dr. Neil FRIEDMAN (now about 57 years of age, graduated >from
Lower Merion H.S.) used to live in Albuquerque, NM, but now he may live "somewhere
in the Philly area." And, she said that Dr. Stuart FRIEDMAN (a few years younger
than his brother Neil) is also living "somewhere in the Philly area." Beyond
that, she could not say.

So, since I have not been able to find these men through family members or through
public records that I can access >from 1200 miles away, I took the chance that
maybe someone who belongs to this discussion group just might know or know about
these men, and hopefully help me make contact with either or both of them.

If anyone reading this post can shed ANY light on these folks, please contact me
privately at nockbockle@mindspring.com , and fill me in on whatever you might
know.

Thanks in advance,

(Mrs.) Ricki L. Zunk
South Florida, USA
nockbockle@mindspring.com


HAFT-GAINES #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

The Jewish Museum of Florida is seeking biographical information on Bert and
Richard Haft and Jack Gaines.

Ages ago Haft/Gaines developed the communities of Inverrary (Lauderhill), Imperial
Point (Ft Lauderdale) and Frenchman's Creek (Palm Beach Gardens.).

If you have any biographical info, please contact me privately,
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for the Doctors FRIEDMAN from Philadelphia, PA #general

Ricki L. Zunk <nockbockle@...>
 

After many years of searching for members of my mother's COHAN-COPLIN-COPELAND
family >from Philadelphia, PA, I finally got a small piece of information about a
few cousins by the name of FRIEDMAN. The problem is that the addresses and phone
numbers I have are no longer viable. After begging and pleading with every source
I could find, I was finally told that DR. Neil FRIEDMAN and DR. Stuart FRIEDMAN
(sons of Charles FRIEDMAN and Elaine RAND) are now "both living in the Greater
Philadelphia area."

Charles FRIEDMAN (son of Tillie COPLIN and Joseph FRIEDMAN) was a teacher and then
a school principal in the Philadelphia school system. I know that Charles and
Elaine lived in the area near Temple Stadium in the 1950s. I think that Charles
died some time ago, and Elaine remarried (don't know her "new" husband's surname).
I don't know if Elaine is still alive or not.

A cousin who used to be in contact with the family (last contact about 6-7 yrs.
ago) told me that Dr. Neil FRIEDMAN (now about 57 years of age, graduated >from
Lower Merion H.S.) used to live in Albuquerque, NM, but now he may live "somewhere
in the Philly area." And, she said that Dr. Stuart FRIEDMAN (a few years younger
than his brother Neil) is also living "somewhere in the Philly area." Beyond
that, she could not say.

So, since I have not been able to find these men through family members or through
public records that I can access >from 1200 miles away, I took the chance that
maybe someone who belongs to this discussion group just might know or know about
these men, and hopefully help me make contact with either or both of them.

If anyone reading this post can shed ANY light on these folks, please contact me
privately at nockbockle@mindspring.com , and fill me in on whatever you might
know.

Thanks in advance,

(Mrs.) Ricki L. Zunk
South Florida, USA
nockbockle@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HAFT-GAINES #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

The Jewish Museum of Florida is seeking biographical information on Bert and
Richard Haft and Jack Gaines.

Ages ago Haft/Gaines developed the communities of Inverrary (Lauderhill), Imperial
Point (Ft Lauderdale) and Frenchman's Creek (Palm Beach Gardens.).

If you have any biographical info, please contact me privately,
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@att.net