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Leah SHAPIRA or SZAPIRA: Brighton 1868 #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

While looking online for my SYTNER or SITNER rellies,
I found incorrectly placed this-it might help someone:

BIRTH: Leah SEAPIRA: March quarter 1868: 2b 253

She is placed at the bottom of the SYT page, =

the letter after the first S is not clear: but I bet you
it's meant to be either SZAPIRA or SHAPIRA.

Best-Miriam Margolyes
now in Philadelphia

NB> I think it's SZAPIRA because I find (I am sure) her sister's birth:
March 1862 Sarah Frances SZAPIRA, Brighton 2b 231


Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

Can't help reporting the birth of TRIPLETS.

Sept 1862-Leighton Buzzard: SYRATT

Frederic
Moses
Noah
3b 383

Having triplets in my family, I am fascinated by them.

Best-Miriam Margolyes

searching: SITNER, SYTNER, SHERWINTER (Edin)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Leah SHAPIRA or SZAPIRA: Brighton 1868 #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

While looking online for my SYTNER or SITNER rellies,
I found incorrectly placed this-it might help someone:

BIRTH: Leah SEAPIRA: March quarter 1868: 2b 253

She is placed at the bottom of the SYT page, =

the letter after the first S is not clear: but I bet you
it's meant to be either SZAPIRA or SHAPIRA.

Best-Miriam Margolyes
now in Philadelphia

NB> I think it's SZAPIRA because I find (I am sure) her sister's birth:
March 1862 Sarah Frances SZAPIRA, Brighton 2b 231


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom SYRATT #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

Can't help reporting the birth of TRIPLETS.

Sept 1862-Leighton Buzzard: SYRATT

Frederic
Moses
Noah
3b 383

Having triplets in my family, I am fascinated by them.

Best-Miriam Margolyes

searching: SITNER, SYTNER, SHERWINTER (Edin)


Re: Last Residence in Social Security Death Index #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Eden and Group,

Be careful using the "last residence" information >from the SSDI to determine
where somebody died -- the Social Security Administration does not record
information on where deaths occur. The "last residence" is simply >from the SSA's
mailing address for the individual at the time of their death. Although most
people die in the area in which they live, this is obviously not always the case.

The question in the original message was whether a particular person's wife
survived him (and to get her name >from his death certificate). Unfortunately, on
the SSDI the "last benefit" column for this individual is blank, and for an 83
year old man, the most likely explanation is that his spouse probably did not
survive him (or that he had no spouse).

But being genealogists who should leave no stone unturned, there might be new
or surprising information on the death certificate, if the place of death can be
determined (and the death certficate extracted >from the authorities).

BTW, it was mentioned that this man was a lawyer in New York State. Does the
state bar association have any information?

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Last Residence in Social Security Death Index #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Eden and Group,

Be careful using the "last residence" information >from the SSDI to determine
where somebody died -- the Social Security Administration does not record
information on where deaths occur. The "last residence" is simply >from the SSA's
mailing address for the individual at the time of their death. Although most
people die in the area in which they live, this is obviously not always the case.

The question in the original message was whether a particular person's wife
survived him (and to get her name >from his death certificate). Unfortunately, on
the SSDI the "last benefit" column for this individual is blank, and for an 83
year old man, the most likely explanation is that his spouse probably did not
survive him (or that he had no spouse).

But being genealogists who should leave no stone unturned, there might be new
or surprising information on the death certificate, if the place of death can be
determined (and the death certficate extracted >from the authorities).

BTW, it was mentioned that this man was a lawyer in New York State. Does the
state bar association have any information?

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JGS of Greater Washington DC Meeting: 17 October 2004 #general

Aaron Werbel <werbel@...>
 

The JGS of Greater Washington invites you to our October Meeting:

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morse and the One-Step Website
Date: 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 17, 2004,
(Schmooze time begins at 1:30)
Location: Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland

Morning Workshop: Estelle Guzik, "Genealogical Resources in New York" 11:00-1:00

Dr. Stephen Morse and his One-Step Website:
A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools:

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis
Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the
1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes nearly
40 web-based tools divided into eight separate categories ranging >from
genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to Israeli phonebook lookups.
This presentation by Dr. Morse will describe the range of tools available and give
the highlights of each one.

Dr. Morse is an amateur genealogist who has been researching his Russian-Jewish
origins. His websites on searching the Ellis Island database and the 1930 census
have attracted attention worldwide. He was the recipient of the IAJGS Outstanding
Contribution Award in 2003.

In his other life, Steve is a computer professional who has spent a career
alternately doing research, development, teaching, consulting, and writing. He is
best known as the designer of the Intel 8086 microprocessor (grandfather of
today's pentium processor) which sparked the PC revolution twenty years ago. He
has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and still enjoys tinkering with electronics
in his spare time.

The morning workshop will feature Estelle Guzik providing amazing insight into the
resources available for genealogists with roots in New York City. If you have ever
been overwhelmed about how to get the answers to your questions about your
family's history in New York don't miss this presentation by the author of
Genealogical Resources in New York.

For more information on the meeting or directions to Har Shalom, please go to the
JGSGW website at
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw.

Aaron Werbel
Vice-President, Membership
werbel@mail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Washington DC Meeting: 17 October 2004 #general

Aaron Werbel <werbel@...>
 

The JGS of Greater Washington invites you to our October Meeting:

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morse and the One-Step Website
Date: 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 17, 2004,
(Schmooze time begins at 1:30)
Location: Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland

Morning Workshop: Estelle Guzik, "Genealogical Resources in New York" 11:00-1:00

Dr. Stephen Morse and his One-Step Website:
A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools:

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis
Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the
1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes nearly
40 web-based tools divided into eight separate categories ranging >from
genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to Israeli phonebook lookups.
This presentation by Dr. Morse will describe the range of tools available and give
the highlights of each one.

Dr. Morse is an amateur genealogist who has been researching his Russian-Jewish
origins. His websites on searching the Ellis Island database and the 1930 census
have attracted attention worldwide. He was the recipient of the IAJGS Outstanding
Contribution Award in 2003.

In his other life, Steve is a computer professional who has spent a career
alternately doing research, development, teaching, consulting, and writing. He is
best known as the designer of the Intel 8086 microprocessor (grandfather of
today's pentium processor) which sparked the PC revolution twenty years ago. He
has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and still enjoys tinkering with electronics
in his spare time.

The morning workshop will feature Estelle Guzik providing amazing insight into the
resources available for genealogists with roots in New York City. If you have ever
been overwhelmed about how to get the answers to your questions about your
family's history in New York don't miss this presentation by the author of
Genealogical Resources in New York.

For more information on the meeting or directions to Har Shalom, please go to the
JGSGW website at
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw.

Aaron Werbel
Vice-President, Membership
werbel@mail.com


Bierfass Research #galicia

Penny k
 

I am revisiting my search for BIERFASS relatives. My grandmother, Tillie
BIERFASS , >from Siedliska, Austria (now Poland) arrived in NY via Ellis
Island at age 17 in 1910. She was one of the oldest children in a very large
family and I know of only a handful of her siblings who lived in the US, all
of whom I have been able to track through the Ellis Island Website. Through
the Jewish Gen postings, last year I located BIERFASS (spelled BIRFAS)
relatives (originally >from Prezmyl) in Israel and met some of them last
summer. I also was in contact with Alberto BIERFASS in Argentina. However,
Alberto BIERFASS's e-mail address is no longer active. If you have any
information which may assist me in my search, please contact me.

Penny Kornstein
Westchester, NY
Searching for: BIERFASS (Austria/Poland); Lieberman (Chmielnik); Ryman
(Chmielnik); Kleinhandler (Chmielnik); Gach (Minsk)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Bierfass Research #galicia

Penny k
 

I am revisiting my search for BIERFASS relatives. My grandmother, Tillie
BIERFASS , >from Siedliska, Austria (now Poland) arrived in NY via Ellis
Island at age 17 in 1910. She was one of the oldest children in a very large
family and I know of only a handful of her siblings who lived in the US, all
of whom I have been able to track through the Ellis Island Website. Through
the Jewish Gen postings, last year I located BIERFASS (spelled BIRFAS)
relatives (originally >from Prezmyl) in Israel and met some of them last
summer. I also was in contact with Alberto BIERFASS in Argentina. However,
Alberto BIERFASS's e-mail address is no longer active. If you have any
information which may assist me in my search, please contact me.

Penny Kornstein
Westchester, NY
Searching for: BIERFASS (Austria/Poland); Lieberman (Chmielnik); Ryman
(Chmielnik); Kleinhandler (Chmielnik); Gach (Minsk)


New Page for Brody ShtetLinks Site #galicia

Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
 

For researchers interested in Brody, Ukraine (formerly Brody, Galicia and
Brody, Poland) there's a new page at the Brody ShtetLinks site. The URL for
the Brody main page is:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/brody.htm

The new page is at:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/hassenstein.htm

What you'll find there is the story of a righteous German woman in Brody,
Liselotte Hassenstein, who hid Jews in her attic during the Holocaust.
Since Liselotte's brave efforts have never been appropriately recognized, we
are hoping that someone who sees her story and photo will remember her and
can vouch for her so that she can be honored, albeit posthumously as she
recently died.

If you are a Brody survivor and the name "Hassenstein" sounds familiar to
you, please be sure to look at the page.

Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
Carlsbad, CA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New Page for Brody ShtetLinks Site #galicia

Marjorie Rosenfeld <marjorierosenfeld@...>
 

For researchers interested in Brody, Ukraine (formerly Brody, Galicia and
Brody, Poland) there's a new page at the Brody ShtetLinks site. The URL for
the Brody main page is:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/brody.htm

The new page is at:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Brody/hassenstein.htm

What you'll find there is the story of a righteous German woman in Brody,
Liselotte Hassenstein, who hid Jews in her attic during the Holocaust.
Since Liselotte's brave efforts have never been appropriately recognized, we
are hoping that someone who sees her story and photo will remember her and
can vouch for her so that she can be honored, albeit posthumously as she
recently died.

If you are a Brody survivor and the name "Hassenstein" sounds familiar to
you, please be sure to look at the page.

Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
Carlsbad, CA


Re: Leslie Weinberg: Polish Research #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Leslie,

Wouldn't it be easier to try to find the son in Israel? I remember reading in this
group about an Israeli woman, for a fee, will track down missing relatives. To
contact her, please email me privately (otherwise, this would be considered an
advertisement.) .

Steve Orlen sorlen@email.arizona.edu
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Leslie Weinberg: Polish Research #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Leslie,

Wouldn't it be easier to try to find the son in Israel? I remember reading in this
group about an Israeli woman, for a fee, will track down missing relatives. To
contact her, please email me privately (otherwise, this would be considered an
advertisement.) .

Steve Orlen sorlen@email.arizona.edu
Tucson, AZ


New on the Belarus SIG - 1943 Minsk Ghetto List #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Thanks to the efforts of Vitaly Charny, the 1943 Minsk Ghetto List is now
available on the Belarus SIG website <http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>. Vitaly
extracted the names >from the book 'Judenfrei - Svobodno ot evreyev', History of
Minsk ghetto in documents, published in Minsk 1999. The list has the surname,
given name, year of birth, and the number that the name appeared on the list. If
anyone finds one of their relatives on this list, please be sure to share your
success with the SIG discussion group.

There is another Minsk ghetto list database being prepared by a group in Canada
which we hope to have available on the SIG website soon.

Once again I would like to express my appreciation publicly to Vitaly Charny for
the significant contributions he makes to the Belarus SIG.

David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New on the Belarus SIG - 1943 Minsk Ghetto List #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Thanks to the efforts of Vitaly Charny, the 1943 Minsk Ghetto List is now
available on the Belarus SIG website <http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>. Vitaly
extracted the names >from the book 'Judenfrei - Svobodno ot evreyev', History of
Minsk ghetto in documents, published in Minsk 1999. The list has the surname,
given name, year of birth, and the number that the name appeared on the list. If
anyone finds one of their relatives on this list, please be sure to share your
success with the SIG discussion group.

There is another Minsk ghetto list database being prepared by a group in Canada
which we hope to have available on the SIG website soon.

Once again I would like to express my appreciation publicly to Vitaly Charny for
the significant contributions he makes to the Belarus SIG.

David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


"Holocaust in Belarus" #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

The September 2004 update for Yizkor Book Projects indicates that there are
updates for "Holocaust in Belarus" by our SIG member Leonid Smilovitsky and
the yizkor book for Derechin, Belarus.

I would like to publicly thank Dr. Leonid Smilovitsky not only for his
generous permission to allow the translation of his book to be placed on the
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/belarus/belarus.html>, but also his
dedication to researching and recording, and publishing the history of the
Jewish community of Belarus though his holocaust volume as well has his many
articles which appear in the Belarus SIG On Line Newsletter
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm>.

I would also like to thank Irene Newhouse for her leadership as the
coordinator for getting "Holocaust in Belarus" translated into English and
also some of her translators who have already translated the table of
contents and several chapters of the book. I urge everyone to support the
translation of this volume
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html> and other
yizkor books for your specific shtetls.

Yizkor books are a very good source to learn how you ancestors lived in the
towns and shtetls of eastern Europe. Most of the books cover not only the
holocaust period, but provide a history of the Jews in a particular shtetl.
There is more to genealogy then just names and dates.

I would also like to thank Kevin Hanit in Canada for heading up the YB
project for Derechin <http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Derechin/Derechin.html
and for his personal translation efforts.
I hope that more of our SIG members will get involved with the Yizkor Book
Project for Belarus shtetls by either volunteering to lead a YB translation
project, translating chapters >from Yizkor books, or donating funds for paid
translators.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus "Holocaust in Belarus" #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

The September 2004 update for Yizkor Book Projects indicates that there are
updates for "Holocaust in Belarus" by our SIG member Leonid Smilovitsky and
the yizkor book for Derechin, Belarus.

I would like to publicly thank Dr. Leonid Smilovitsky not only for his
generous permission to allow the translation of his book to be placed on the
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/belarus/belarus.html>, but also his
dedication to researching and recording, and publishing the history of the
Jewish community of Belarus though his holocaust volume as well has his many
articles which appear in the Belarus SIG On Line Newsletter
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm>.

I would also like to thank Irene Newhouse for her leadership as the
coordinator for getting "Holocaust in Belarus" translated into English and
also some of her translators who have already translated the table of
contents and several chapters of the book. I urge everyone to support the
translation of this volume
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html> and other
yizkor books for your specific shtetls.

Yizkor books are a very good source to learn how you ancestors lived in the
towns and shtetls of eastern Europe. Most of the books cover not only the
holocaust period, but provide a history of the Jews in a particular shtetl.
There is more to genealogy then just names and dates.

I would also like to thank Kevin Hanit in Canada for heading up the YB
project for Derechin <http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Derechin/Derechin.html
and for his personal translation efforts.
I hope that more of our SIG members will get involved with the Yizkor Book
Project for Belarus shtetls by either volunteering to lead a YB translation
project, translating chapters >from Yizkor books, or donating funds for paid
translators.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


1943 Minsk Ghetto List On Line #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Thanks to the efforts of Vitaly Charny, the 1943 Minsk Ghetto List is now
available on the Belarus SIG website <http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>.
Vitaly extracted the names >from the book =B3Judenfrei =AD Svobodno ot evreyev=B2,
History of Minsk ghetto in documents, published in Minsk 1999. The list has
the surname, given name, year of birth, and the number that the name
appeared on the list. If anyone finds one of their relatives on this list,
please be sure to share your success with the SIG discussion group.

There is another Minsk ghetto list database being prepared by a group in
Canada which we hope to have available on the SIG website soon.

Once again I would like to express my appreciation publicly to Vitaly
Charny for the significant contributions he makes to the Belarus SIG.

Dave
--=20
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus 1943 Minsk Ghetto List On Line #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

Thanks to the efforts of Vitaly Charny, the 1943 Minsk Ghetto List is now
available on the Belarus SIG website <http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>.
Vitaly extracted the names >from the book =B3Judenfrei =AD Svobodno ot evreyev=B2,
History of Minsk ghetto in documents, published in Minsk 1999. The list has
the surname, given name, year of birth, and the number that the name
appeared on the list. If anyone finds one of their relatives on this list,
please be sure to share your success with the SIG discussion group.

There is another Minsk ghetto list database being prepared by a group in
Canada which we hope to have available on the SIG website soon.

Once again I would like to express my appreciation publicly to Vitaly
Charny for the significant contributions he makes to the Belarus SIG.

Dave
--=20
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus