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Thank you Genners #general

Albert Gershman <gershie@...>
 

Thank you so much to those Genners (PW & IP) that helped put me in touch
with long lost family in Israel. Spoke with my second cousin this
morning. This is truly a mitzvah. The culmination of a story told to me
42 years ago by my father about one uncle's family decimated in the
holocaust save for one daughter who settled in Israel. A trail clues
and messages left in documents and stories and in the PoT put it all
together. Along the way, finding other lost branches. What a journey
indeed. My deepest thanks to you for this priceless gift.

Advice to new Genners: Don't give up. Started with 188 individuals about
8 years ago .. now approaching 2200.


Albert Gershman wrote:
Found in the Yad Vashem "Pages of Testimony" the fate of a long missing=
branch of my Dufine branch >from Mezhirich. This was a positive match fo=
r> all the information that I already had. Testimomy was given in 1957 by
Tzvi Mariel beleived to be living in B'nai Barak at that time and
married to Rachel (nee Dufine) the only known survivor of Kaifa & Sarah=
Dufine. I am searching for descendants of Tzvi & Rachel Mariel. The
information that I had indicated that they might have had at least two
children.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you Genners #general

Albert Gershman <gershie@...>
 

Thank you so much to those Genners (PW & IP) that helped put me in touch
with long lost family in Israel. Spoke with my second cousin this
morning. This is truly a mitzvah. The culmination of a story told to me
42 years ago by my father about one uncle's family decimated in the
holocaust save for one daughter who settled in Israel. A trail clues
and messages left in documents and stories and in the PoT put it all
together. Along the way, finding other lost branches. What a journey
indeed. My deepest thanks to you for this priceless gift.

Advice to new Genners: Don't give up. Started with 188 individuals about
8 years ago .. now approaching 2200.


Albert Gershman wrote:
Found in the Yad Vashem "Pages of Testimony" the fate of a long missing=
branch of my Dufine branch >from Mezhirich. This was a positive match fo=
r> all the information that I already had. Testimomy was given in 1957 by
Tzvi Mariel beleived to be living in B'nai Barak at that time and
married to Rachel (nee Dufine) the only known survivor of Kaifa & Sarah=
Dufine. I am searching for descendants of Tzvi & Rachel Mariel. The
information that I had indicated that they might have had at least two
children.


MILTER family #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

Oren Pardes is looking for a Milter family >from Kodyma in the Ukraine.
I have information and am in touch with your family if you
will contact me.
Thanks. marilyn Feingold USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MILTER family #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

Oren Pardes is looking for a Milter family >from Kodyma in the Ukraine.
I have information and am in touch with your family if you
will contact me.
Thanks. marilyn Feingold USA


No longer need help with French to English translation #general

Shana Egan <segan@...>
 

Thanks to all who offered help with the translation of my French letter.
I will be thanking you personally but I wanted to get this e-mail off so
others wouldn't waste their time responding.

Thanks again

Shana Egan
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen No longer need help with French to English translation #general

Shana Egan <segan@...>
 

Thanks to all who offered help with the translation of my French letter.
I will be thanking you personally but I wanted to get this e-mail off so
others wouldn't waste their time responding.

Thanks again

Shana Egan
San Diego, CA


Re: Contents of Death Certificate from Connecticut and New York #general

Batya Olsen <batyao@...>
 

My great grandparents' died in CT in 1919 and 1922. The front of a
Connecticut Death Certificate asks for
Full Name of Decedent
Place of Death: Town, Street and House Number
Ward
No. of Families in House
Residence at Time of death
Occupation
Single - Married - Widowed - Divorced
If Wife or Widow of Whom
Date of Death (Year, Month, Day)
Date of Birth (Year, Month, Day)
Age (Years, Months, Days)
Sex
Color
Birthplace (Town and State or Country)
Full Name of Father
Father's Birthplace
Maiden Name of Mother
Mother's Birthplace
Place of Burial (Town and Cemetery)
Name and address of Informant
Was Body embalmed and If so, Name of Embalmer and License No.
Signature of Undertaker

The back is a Medical Certificate of Death giving the
Full Name of Deceased
Primary Cause of Death and its Duration
Secondary or Contributors and its Duration
Remarks
The doctor's signature and title
Date and Address
The Registrar's Date of Receipt and Signature

Of course what information you actually get depends on who the informant
was. I was lucky. My grandfather filled out his mother's information
very completely, giving both his grandfather's name, his grandmother's
first name, and the town of his mother's birth. My great grandfather's
informant was a son-in-law who managed the names of his father-in-law's
parents but only gave a country for his birthplace.

Remember that informants are often emotionally stressed. I have my
grandfather's death certificate, for which my father was the informant.
Either he was misheard or upset as his grandfather, whom he knew was
Louis, is listed as Lawrence.

regards to all,

Batya Olsen

Ellen Boermeester <EllenB@eplc.com> wrote

I would like to know what sort of information might appear on a
death,certificate issued in Connecticut in the 1920's as well as one
issued in New,York (Bronx) in the 1940's-50's for an individual not born
in the U.S. I've,checked on the Jewish Gen. Info Files, but couldn't get
a real clear idea.,My questions are: 1) if the individual appearing on
the death certificate,was not US born would his/ her parents (who would
have passed away in the,"old country") be listed on the death
certificate? I assume this would be,the case only if the surviving
spouse or children would have given this,information out? Correct? 2)
what sort of information might appear in,general (or out of the
oridinary) on the death certificate.
--
Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA batyao@netsynthesis.com
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Tsikhovolya, BY),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY),
KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY), MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD
(Sterling, Ill., US),
RUNKIN, MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Contents of Death Certificate from Connecticut and New York #general

Batya Olsen <batyao@...>
 

My great grandparents' died in CT in 1919 and 1922. The front of a
Connecticut Death Certificate asks for
Full Name of Decedent
Place of Death: Town, Street and House Number
Ward
No. of Families in House
Residence at Time of death
Occupation
Single - Married - Widowed - Divorced
If Wife or Widow of Whom
Date of Death (Year, Month, Day)
Date of Birth (Year, Month, Day)
Age (Years, Months, Days)
Sex
Color
Birthplace (Town and State or Country)
Full Name of Father
Father's Birthplace
Maiden Name of Mother
Mother's Birthplace
Place of Burial (Town and Cemetery)
Name and address of Informant
Was Body embalmed and If so, Name of Embalmer and License No.
Signature of Undertaker

The back is a Medical Certificate of Death giving the
Full Name of Deceased
Primary Cause of Death and its Duration
Secondary or Contributors and its Duration
Remarks
The doctor's signature and title
Date and Address
The Registrar's Date of Receipt and Signature

Of course what information you actually get depends on who the informant
was. I was lucky. My grandfather filled out his mother's information
very completely, giving both his grandfather's name, his grandmother's
first name, and the town of his mother's birth. My great grandfather's
informant was a son-in-law who managed the names of his father-in-law's
parents but only gave a country for his birthplace.

Remember that informants are often emotionally stressed. I have my
grandfather's death certificate, for which my father was the informant.
Either he was misheard or upset as his grandfather, whom he knew was
Louis, is listed as Lawrence.

regards to all,

Batya Olsen

Ellen Boermeester <EllenB@eplc.com> wrote

I would like to know what sort of information might appear on a
death,certificate issued in Connecticut in the 1920's as well as one
issued in New,York (Bronx) in the 1940's-50's for an individual not born
in the U.S. I've,checked on the Jewish Gen. Info Files, but couldn't get
a real clear idea.,My questions are: 1) if the individual appearing on
the death certificate,was not US born would his/ her parents (who would
have passed away in the,"old country") be listed on the death
certificate? I assume this would be,the case only if the surviving
spouse or children would have given this,information out? Correct? 2)
what sort of information might appear in,general (or out of the
oridinary) on the death certificate.
--
Batya Matzkin Olsen, Concord, Massachusetts USA batyao@netsynthesis.com
Researching: EISENSHMID/AJZENSHMIDT [any spelling] (Tsikhovolya, BY),
KAYOTSKY (Vidzy, BY),
KELMAN, KLONER (Postavy/Smorgon, BY), MANFELD (Smorgon), MANFIELD
(Sterling, Ill., US),
RUNKIN, MATZKIN (Vidzy & anywhere), ROSENBLUM (Postavy), SCHARER


Anglicization of Given Names #general

egrdn@...
 

Questions as to how given names might have been anglicized have often been
posed and answered on this list. Here is a bit more on the subject:

My cousins were known in this country as Sylvia, Gertrude, and Ruth F.
The excellent professional translator who has been translating some Goldsholl
family letters for me has just advised that family members living in the
Ukraine wrote of them as Tzivia, Gittel, and Frumma RIvka. I suppose
that Ruth was named for the Rivka part of Frumma Rivka.

Another cousin called Florence told me she was named Frume, probably
for our great grandmother Frume [Lin] Goldsholl. So, in the case of my
family at least, names were often anglicized by choosing a name with
a similar initial sound.

On a totally different subject, one way to encourage a family member
to share his family knowledge is to send him what you already have
on his line and ask if there are any errors in it. Many people are
willing to correct errors even if they do not want to contribute
information, and it is way of opening a dialogue.

Eleanor Gordon
California, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anglicization of Given Names #general

egrdn@...
 

Questions as to how given names might have been anglicized have often been
posed and answered on this list. Here is a bit more on the subject:

My cousins were known in this country as Sylvia, Gertrude, and Ruth F.
The excellent professional translator who has been translating some Goldsholl
family letters for me has just advised that family members living in the
Ukraine wrote of them as Tzivia, Gittel, and Frumma RIvka. I suppose
that Ruth was named for the Rivka part of Frumma Rivka.

Another cousin called Florence told me she was named Frume, probably
for our great grandmother Frume [Lin] Goldsholl. So, in the case of my
family at least, names were often anglicized by choosing a name with
a similar initial sound.

On a totally different subject, one way to encourage a family member
to share his family knowledge is to send him what you already have
on his line and ask if there are any errors in it. Many people are
willing to correct errors even if they do not want to contribute
information, and it is way of opening a dialogue.

Eleanor Gordon
California, USA


Re: Looking for Isaac(Zuky) Levy in U.S.A #general

avraham hodara <hauraham@...>
 

Hello to all
I am looking for a relative in the USA ,he was living in
NY as far as I know

His name is Itschak (Isaac) LEVY he had a nick name Zuky. His father's name
was Nissim or (Nisso) &(mino)and his maother's name is Eti (Esther),
He had emigrated >from Egyptto israel in the early 60's. Mino was
my uncle and he died in 1971 So if anyone knows him or about him I'll
be very glad to get a call.
Thank you all
Happy Chanuka
Avraham Hodara


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Isaac(Zuky) Levy in U.S.A #general

avraham hodara <hauraham@...>
 

Hello to all
I am looking for a relative in the USA ,he was living in
NY as far as I know

His name is Itschak (Isaac) LEVY he had a nick name Zuky. His father's name
was Nissim or (Nisso) &(mino)and his maother's name is Eti (Esther),
He had emigrated >from Egyptto israel in the early 60's. Mino was
my uncle and he died in 1971 So if anyone knows him or about him I'll
be very glad to get a call.
Thank you all
Happy Chanuka
Avraham Hodara


Fw: Title RAV in EretzYisrael (Palestine) during the early 20th cent. #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Presuming that many of the members of this list are Israeli I'd like to
examine the following:

My grandfather was born in the old city of Jerusalem (1895) and studied in
Yeshivat Etz Chaim (in Jerusalem) for several (many?) years. He was
"usually" known as "Rabbi" Chaim Yitzchak ABRAMAMOWITZ.
Among my mother's siblings there is a difference of opinion if my
grandfather was a "Rabbi"-deheinu if recieved an actual "smicha" >from an
institution or >from a specific Rav.

Am I correct to assume that in Yerushalayim of the early 20th cent. there
was no "institution" which granted or prepared for smicha as we know it
today? Are their any existing records of Talmidei Yeshivat Etz Chaim from
that period?


He was, a shochet and menaker in various towns (Hadera, and other places in
the Sharon), and was the "Kli Kodesh" of the first jewish settlement of
Be'er Sheva in 1920 -assigned there by the Jewish agency who sponsored the
jewish settlement.

Who would have issued such a certificate (of schochet/menaker) during the
second decade of the twentieth cent. in Israel? The Yeshiva (or Rabbi) with
whom he studied?

Thank You,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: Title RAV in EretzYisrael (Palestine) during the early 20th cent. #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Presuming that many of the members of this list are Israeli I'd like to
examine the following:

My grandfather was born in the old city of Jerusalem (1895) and studied in
Yeshivat Etz Chaim (in Jerusalem) for several (many?) years. He was
"usually" known as "Rabbi" Chaim Yitzchak ABRAMAMOWITZ.
Among my mother's siblings there is a difference of opinion if my
grandfather was a "Rabbi"-deheinu if recieved an actual "smicha" >from an
institution or >from a specific Rav.

Am I correct to assume that in Yerushalayim of the early 20th cent. there
was no "institution" which granted or prepared for smicha as we know it
today? Are their any existing records of Talmidei Yeshivat Etz Chaim from
that period?


He was, a shochet and menaker in various towns (Hadera, and other places in
the Sharon), and was the "Kli Kodesh" of the first jewish settlement of
Be'er Sheva in 1920 -assigned there by the Jewish agency who sponsored the
jewish settlement.

Who would have issued such a certificate (of schochet/menaker) during the
second decade of the twentieth cent. in Israel? The Yeshiva (or Rabbi) with
whom he studied?

Thank You,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Shpola (near Kiev) Russia Birth Records #general

Adam Block
 

Does anyone know if it is possible to obtain birth records for an
individual who was born 1887-1889 in Shpola (sp?) Russia?

Thank you.

Adam Block


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shpola (near Kiev) Russia Birth Records #general

Adam Block
 

Does anyone know if it is possible to obtain birth records for an
individual who was born 1887-1889 in Shpola (sp?) Russia?

Thank you.

Adam Block


Lost Contact with Ian Murray #general

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

A kind Jewishgenner once printed out and passed on one of my
postings to Ian Murray, who was a great help to me in my research.
The e-mail address I have for him is no longer valid.

Since I don't know the identity of the genner that helped me out by
contacting Ian, I can only make a stab in the dark and hope that
someone on the list sees this and can help me renew contact with him.

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lost Contact with Ian Murray #general

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

A kind Jewishgenner once printed out and passed on one of my
postings to Ian Murray, who was a great help to me in my research.
The e-mail address I have for him is no longer valid.

Since I don't know the identity of the genner that helped me out by
contacting Ian, I can only make a stab in the dark and hope that
someone on the list sees this and can help me renew contact with him.

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


Descendents of Lippman BAER #general

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

I have been asked by Hebrew Rest Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas to
try to find descendents of Lippman BAER. The reason is that Veterans
Administration wants to put conferderate veterans markers on all the
graves of confederate vets at Hebrew Rest and the Temple wants to
try to find family members to o.k. the honor. Lippman BAER, 1839-1882
who served in Company S. 3rd Louisiana Infantry. His wife Earnestine
1841-1917 is buried next to him. I have searched JGFF and have contacted
the few possible names. The Lippman BAERs in FTJP are not the right
ones. Thanks for any clues.

Paula Zieselman
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendents of Lippman BAER #general

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

I have been asked by Hebrew Rest Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas to
try to find descendents of Lippman BAER. The reason is that Veterans
Administration wants to put conferderate veterans markers on all the
graves of confederate vets at Hebrew Rest and the Temple wants to
try to find family members to o.k. the honor. Lippman BAER, 1839-1882
who served in Company S. 3rd Louisiana Infantry. His wife Earnestine
1841-1917 is buried next to him. I have searched JGFF and have contacted
the few possible names. The Lippman BAERs in FTJP are not the right
ones. Thanks for any clues.

Paula Zieselman
New York, NY