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Re: Inclusion of SSecurity #s in Family Trees? #general

Alan Steinfeld <alansteinfeld@...>
 

I do include the SS # in the information I record, though I don't send
it out with copies of the tree that I distribute to family members.
Having the number can be useful if I ever get another piece of
information on the individual (e.g. an employment record) and want to
confirm that the person is in fact my relative. Since the information
is in the public domain, I have no reservations about including it in my
records. I don't feel that most family members are interested in seeing
it, hence I exclude it >from the distributed tree.

Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Inclusion of SSecurity #s in Family Trees? #general

Alan Steinfeld <alansteinfeld@...>
 

I do include the SS # in the information I record, though I don't send
it out with copies of the tree that I distribute to family members.
Having the number can be useful if I ever get another piece of
information on the individual (e.g. an employment record) and want to
confirm that the person is in fact my relative. Since the information
is in the public domain, I have no reservations about including it in my
records. I don't feel that most family members are interested in seeing
it, hence I exclude it >from the distributed tree.

Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY


Richard Radzik #general

Sandra Krisch
 

Can anyone give me contact information for researcher Richard Radzik?
Several years ago he was looking for a connection to the Rozenstajn and
Holjeva families in the Zuromin, Poland area. My attempts to contact him at
his old JGFF address have failed. Please respond privately. Many thanks.

Sandra Krisch
Carefree, AZ

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Richard Radzik #general

Sandra Krisch
 

Can anyone give me contact information for researcher Richard Radzik?
Several years ago he was looking for a connection to the Rozenstajn and
Holjeva families in the Zuromin, Poland area. My attempts to contact him at
his old JGFF address have failed. Please respond privately. Many thanks.

Sandra Krisch
Carefree, AZ

MODERATOR NOTE: Please report bounced e-mails to registered
addresses to the JewishGen Lost 'n' Found Desk, lostnfound@jewishgen.org.


IAJGS Conference -- Bad Arolsen, "Finding our Fathers", DNA and more #sephardic

information@slc2007.org <information@...>
 

The 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is
planning a wide range of programs to complement the outstanding
research opportunities at the Family History Library.

The Conference's opening session, on July 15th, will feature Paul A.
Shapiro, director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He will discuss the history of
efforts to open the International Tracing Services' Archives at Bad
Arolsen to researchers, the Archive's holdings, digitization of its
records and the current state of access. These archives contain
millions of documents on Holocaust victims which have been
generally inaccessible to researchers.

The Banquet, on July 19th, will feature Dan Rottenberg, speaking on
his book, "Finding Our Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its
publication. When Finding Our Fathers: A Guidebook to Jewish
Genealogy appeared in 1977, following the Roots series and Kunta
Kinte, a mass of people realized that they could also trace their
families and the modern Jewish genealogy movement was launched.

If you are a DNA or genetics junkie then Wednesday, July 18th,
will be your day! There will be a series of genetic-oriented programs
from morning through evening, including Syd Mandelbaum's "Helping
to Find Those Who Were Lost, The DNA Shoah Project," Bennett
Greenspan's "Genetics 2007," Jon Entine's "Abraham's Children:
Race, Identity, & the DNA of 'The Chosen People'" and Gary Frohlich's,
"Our Heritage & Our Health-Genetic Conditions Among the Ashkenazim".
The day will include extensive Q&A sessions and a DNA collection. Still
not enough? There will be yet more on Friday morning with Herbert
Huebscher's "DNA and Classic Genealogy Join to Solve Genealogical Puzzle".
These are only a sampling of the 120+ programs that will be offered during
the conference. While you will find some of your favorites, many of the
presentations will be new.

To learn more about conference programming, research at the Family
History Library, the conference film festival, its unique photographic
exhibit, exciting things to do in Utah and much more, check out the
conference website at www.slc2007.org. You can register for the
conference and can reserve your room at the conference hotel for
the great rate of just $119/day.

Also, be sure to sign up for the conference listserv so that you are the
first to hear about conference plans and can share your thoughts,
questions and answers. You can do this by signing up for "Salt Lake
City 2007" at www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs
information@slc2007.org


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim IAJGS Conference -- Bad Arolsen, "Finding our Fathers", DNA and more #sephardic

information@slc2007.org <information@...>
 

The 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is
planning a wide range of programs to complement the outstanding
research opportunities at the Family History Library.

The Conference's opening session, on July 15th, will feature Paul A.
Shapiro, director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He will discuss the history of
efforts to open the International Tracing Services' Archives at Bad
Arolsen to researchers, the Archive's holdings, digitization of its
records and the current state of access. These archives contain
millions of documents on Holocaust victims which have been
generally inaccessible to researchers.

The Banquet, on July 19th, will feature Dan Rottenberg, speaking on
his book, "Finding Our Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its
publication. When Finding Our Fathers: A Guidebook to Jewish
Genealogy appeared in 1977, following the Roots series and Kunta
Kinte, a mass of people realized that they could also trace their
families and the modern Jewish genealogy movement was launched.

If you are a DNA or genetics junkie then Wednesday, July 18th,
will be your day! There will be a series of genetic-oriented programs
from morning through evening, including Syd Mandelbaum's "Helping
to Find Those Who Were Lost, The DNA Shoah Project," Bennett
Greenspan's "Genetics 2007," Jon Entine's "Abraham's Children:
Race, Identity, & the DNA of 'The Chosen People'" and Gary Frohlich's,
"Our Heritage & Our Health-Genetic Conditions Among the Ashkenazim".
The day will include extensive Q&A sessions and a DNA collection. Still
not enough? There will be yet more on Friday morning with Herbert
Huebscher's "DNA and Classic Genealogy Join to Solve Genealogical Puzzle".
These are only a sampling of the 120+ programs that will be offered during
the conference. While you will find some of your favorites, many of the
presentations will be new.

To learn more about conference programming, research at the Family
History Library, the conference film festival, its unique photographic
exhibit, exciting things to do in Utah and much more, check out the
conference website at www.slc2007.org. You can register for the
conference and can reserve your room at the conference hotel for
the great rate of just $119/day.

Also, be sure to sign up for the conference listserv so that you are the
first to hear about conference plans and can share your thoughts,
questions and answers. You can do this by signing up for "Salt Lake
City 2007" at www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs
information@slc2007.org


Halevi Benveniste/Halevi Epstein connection #sephardic

Marty Epstein <meepstein@...>
 

Has anyone ever followed the families of Pincus and Aaron Halevi Benveniste?
These brothers left Portugal with their families at the end of the 13
century. They separated and Pincus changed his family name to Horowitz and
Aaron changed his family name to Epstein. We are trying to see if there is a
connection between our Halevi Epstein family and that of Aarons.

Martin Epstein
Louisville, KY. USA
meepstein@insightbb.com


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Halevi Benveniste/Halevi Epstein connection #sephardic

Marty Epstein <meepstein@...>
 

Has anyone ever followed the families of Pincus and Aaron Halevi Benveniste?
These brothers left Portugal with their families at the end of the 13
century. They separated and Pincus changed his family name to Horowitz and
Aaron changed his family name to Epstein. We are trying to see if there is a
connection between our Halevi Epstein family and that of Aarons.

Martin Epstein
Louisville, KY. USA
meepstein@insightbb.com


Origin of the Maimon name #sephardic

MBernet@...
 

What is the origin of the Maimon name? In Hebrew it is the term associated
with Aquarius in the zodiac, perhaps simply because "mayim" means water. Could
it be related to Me'ir? Does it have a specific Spanish connection?

Rabbi Yehuda Maimon, 1875-1962, was originally Yehuda Leib Fischmann. He
left his native Romania for Eretz Israel in 1909, and was a signatory to
Israel's Declaration of Independence. He changed his name when he became Israel's
Minister for Religious Affairs. I assume he chose the new surname both because
of it association with the Rambam, and for the fish = water association.

Michael Bernet, New York
MBernet@aol.com


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Origin of the Maimon name #sephardic

MBernet@...
 

What is the origin of the Maimon name? In Hebrew it is the term associated
with Aquarius in the zodiac, perhaps simply because "mayim" means water. Could
it be related to Me'ir? Does it have a specific Spanish connection?

Rabbi Yehuda Maimon, 1875-1962, was originally Yehuda Leib Fischmann. He
left his native Romania for Eretz Israel in 1909, and was a signatory to
Israel's Declaration of Independence. He changed his name when he became Israel's
Minister for Religious Affairs. I assume he chose the new surname both because
of it association with the Rambam, and for the fish = water association.

Michael Bernet, New York
MBernet@aol.com


Re: KOLISCH #austria-czech

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>
 

A some other possible explanation for the name Kolisch:

Dear Randol,
do you know village Kolischow/Kolis*ov - former district
Mu**hlhausen/Milevsko in South Bohemia?

Kolischow is now part of Pernartitz/Bernartice in the present district
Pisek/Pi***sek.

Best Wishes
Hanus Grab
* = hook over "s"
** = Umlaut "u"
*** = line over "i"


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: KOLISCH #austria-czech

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>
 

A some other possible explanation for the name Kolisch:

Dear Randol,
do you know village Kolischow/Kolis*ov - former district
Mu**hlhausen/Milevsko in South Bohemia?

Kolischow is now part of Pernartitz/Bernartice in the present district
Pisek/Pi***sek.

Best Wishes
Hanus Grab
* = hook over "s"
** = Umlaut "u"
*** = line over "i"


Re: REITER, FORMAN, ROSENFELD, HART #austria-czech

teri213
 

I am relatively new to this group and have been reading with amazement the
information that has come forward on so many names and families.

I have little information on my family other than my gr grandfather, Samuel
REITER, arrived in the US >from Vienna on 8/19/1897 and was met by his mother
Mary ROSENFELD (dob 8/8/1858 - Vienna). She was now remarried to Bernard
ROSENFELD, previously married to Solomon REITER who was reported to have
committed suicide in Austria after their divorce although I'm not sure of
these *facts*. Samuel's dob was 8/13/1882 (Vienna) He married Lottie HART
(dob 5/1883 - Vienna) in the U.S. around 1903 according to the 1910 U.S.
census. I have not been able to locate any immigration manifest of her
arrival here. We believe Lottie's mother's name was Tillie and she was
previously married to someone named FORMAN as Lottie had an older half
brother who emigrated here by the name of Morris FORMAN. Morris married a
woman >from England named Matilda (Tillie) PETERS and subsequently had a son
named Phillip FORMAN who became a federal judge in Trenton N.J. and
administered U.S. citizenship to Albert Einstein. They also had another son
named Milton.

Lottie was also supposed to have had two sisters in Vienna who owned either
a perfume or cosmetics factory but I don't have their names or their married
names. The family tried to find them after the war through the Red Cross
but there was no information available, so they were told.

Since each of the U.S. census forms have different dates of arrival and
naturalization for the ROSENFELDS, REITERS and FORMANS, it is difficult to
determine which are correct. I have written to the Department of Homeland
Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, for copies of Samuel's
naturalization application (and his family's) but have not received a
response as yet.

Any information regarding these families will be appreciated.

Yours Truly,

Teri Hanke
Denver, CO

Researching: BENNETT, FORMAN, HANKE, HART, PASCHEN, ROSENFELD,
BARENFELD/BERNFELD, FINVER, ROSENBERG, MORA, WINTER, BLUMENTHAL


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech re: REITER, FORMAN, ROSENFELD, HART #austria-czech

teri213
 

I am relatively new to this group and have been reading with amazement the
information that has come forward on so many names and families.

I have little information on my family other than my gr grandfather, Samuel
REITER, arrived in the US >from Vienna on 8/19/1897 and was met by his mother
Mary ROSENFELD (dob 8/8/1858 - Vienna). She was now remarried to Bernard
ROSENFELD, previously married to Solomon REITER who was reported to have
committed suicide in Austria after their divorce although I'm not sure of
these *facts*. Samuel's dob was 8/13/1882 (Vienna) He married Lottie HART
(dob 5/1883 - Vienna) in the U.S. around 1903 according to the 1910 U.S.
census. I have not been able to locate any immigration manifest of her
arrival here. We believe Lottie's mother's name was Tillie and she was
previously married to someone named FORMAN as Lottie had an older half
brother who emigrated here by the name of Morris FORMAN. Morris married a
woman >from England named Matilda (Tillie) PETERS and subsequently had a son
named Phillip FORMAN who became a federal judge in Trenton N.J. and
administered U.S. citizenship to Albert Einstein. They also had another son
named Milton.

Lottie was also supposed to have had two sisters in Vienna who owned either
a perfume or cosmetics factory but I don't have their names or their married
names. The family tried to find them after the war through the Red Cross
but there was no information available, so they were told.

Since each of the U.S. census forms have different dates of arrival and
naturalization for the ROSENFELDS, REITERS and FORMANS, it is difficult to
determine which are correct. I have written to the Department of Homeland
Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, for copies of Samuel's
naturalization application (and his family's) but have not received a
response as yet.

Any information regarding these families will be appreciated.

Yours Truly,

Teri Hanke
Denver, CO

Researching: BENNETT, FORMAN, HANKE, HART, PASCHEN, ROSENFELD,
BARENFELD/BERNFELD, FINVER, ROSENBERG, MORA, WINTER, BLUMENTHAL


IAJGS Conference -- Bad Arolsen, "Finding our Fathers", DNA and more #austria-czech

information@slc2007.org <information@...>
 

The 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is
planning a wide range of programs to complement the outstanding
research opportunities at the Family History Library.

The Conference's opening session, on July 15th, will feature Paul A.
Shapiro, director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He will discuss the history of
efforts to open the International Tracing Services' Archives at Bad
Arolsen to researchers, the Archive's holdings, digitization of its
records and the current state of access. These archives contain
millions of documents on Holocaust victims which have been
generally inaccessible to researchers.

The Banquet, on July 19th, will feature Dan Rottenberg, speaking on
his book, "Finding Our Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its
publication. When Finding Our Fathers: A Guidebook to Jewish
Genealogy appeared in 1977, following the Roots series and Kunta
Kinte, a mass of people realized that they could also trace their
families and the modern Jewish genealogy movement was launched.

If you are a DNA or genetics junkie then Wednesday, July 18th,
will be your day! There will be a series of genetic-oriented programs
from morning through evening, including Syd Mandelbaum's "Helping
to Find Those Who Were Lost, The DNA Shoah Project," Bennett
Greenspan's "Genetics 2007," Jon Entine's "Abraham's Children:
Race, Identity, & the DNA of 'The Chosen People'" and Gary Frohlich's,
"Our Heritage & Our Health-Genetic Conditions Among the Ashkenazim".
The day will include extensive Q&A sessions and a DNA collection. Still
not enough? There will be yet more on Friday morning with Herbert
Huebscher's "DNA and Classic Genealogy Join to Solve Genealogical Puzzle".
These are only a sampling of the 120+ programs that will be offered during
the conference. While you will find some of your favorites, many of the
presentations will be new.

To learn more about conference programming, research at the Family
History Library, the conference film festival, its unique photographic
exhibit, exciting things to do in Utah and much more, check out the
conference website at www.slc2007.org. You can register for the
conference and can reserve your room at the conference hotel for
the great rate of just $119/day.

Also, be sure to sign up for the conference listserv so that you are the
first to hear about conference plans and can share your thoughts,
questions and answers. You can do this by signing up for "Salt Lake
City 2007" at www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Conference -- Bad Arolsen, "Finding our Fathers", DNA and more #austria-czech

information@slc2007.org <information@...>
 

The 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is
planning a wide range of programs to complement the outstanding
research opportunities at the Family History Library.

The Conference's opening session, on July 15th, will feature Paul A.
Shapiro, director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He will discuss the history of
efforts to open the International Tracing Services' Archives at Bad
Arolsen to researchers, the Archive's holdings, digitization of its
records and the current state of access. These archives contain
millions of documents on Holocaust victims which have been
generally inaccessible to researchers.

The Banquet, on July 19th, will feature Dan Rottenberg, speaking on
his book, "Finding Our Fathers," on the 30th anniversary of its
publication. When Finding Our Fathers: A Guidebook to Jewish
Genealogy appeared in 1977, following the Roots series and Kunta
Kinte, a mass of people realized that they could also trace their
families and the modern Jewish genealogy movement was launched.

If you are a DNA or genetics junkie then Wednesday, July 18th,
will be your day! There will be a series of genetic-oriented programs
from morning through evening, including Syd Mandelbaum's "Helping
to Find Those Who Were Lost, The DNA Shoah Project," Bennett
Greenspan's "Genetics 2007," Jon Entine's "Abraham's Children:
Race, Identity, & the DNA of 'The Chosen People'" and Gary Frohlich's,
"Our Heritage & Our Health-Genetic Conditions Among the Ashkenazim".
The day will include extensive Q&A sessions and a DNA collection. Still
not enough? There will be yet more on Friday morning with Herbert
Huebscher's "DNA and Classic Genealogy Join to Solve Genealogical Puzzle".
These are only a sampling of the 120+ programs that will be offered during
the conference. While you will find some of your favorites, many of the
presentations will be new.

To learn more about conference programming, research at the Family
History Library, the conference film festival, its unique photographic
exhibit, exciting things to do in Utah and much more, check out the
conference website at www.slc2007.org. You can register for the
conference and can reserve your room at the conference hotel for
the great rate of just $119/day.

Also, be sure to sign up for the conference listserv so that you are the
first to hear about conference plans and can share your thoughts,
questions and answers. You can do this by signing up for "Salt Lake
City 2007" at www.lyris.jewishgen.org/listmanager/.

See you in SLC this Summer!
Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner, Conference Co-Chairs


Re: KOLISCH #austria-czech

Bob Lenk
 

I also have a KOLISCH (sometimes spelled KOLLISCH) branch, >from the town
of Stupava (Stampfen, Stomfa) in current Slovakia (near Bratislava).

I have no informed explanation of the name, and am interested in what
people come up with. It has occurred to me that in Hebrew kol ish means
"every man", so it could have been a surname for a common person.

Bob Lenk
Greeley, Colorado, USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: KOLISCH #austria-czech

Bob Lenk
 

I also have a KOLISCH (sometimes spelled KOLLISCH) branch, >from the town
of Stupava (Stampfen, Stomfa) in current Slovakia (near Bratislava).

I have no informed explanation of the name, and am interested in what
people come up with. It has occurred to me that in Hebrew kol ish means
"every man", so it could have been a surname for a common person.

Bob Lenk
Greeley, Colorado, USA


Mommsen Gymnasium #germany

Judith Diamond
 

My father studied at the Mommsen Gymnasium in Charlottenburg, Berlin
until 1917.
Can anyone give me more information about it, its precise address,
and whether the building survives?

Judith Diamond, London <jrd@bjdiamond.plus.com>


German SIG #Germany Mommsen Gymnasium #germany

Judith Diamond
 

My father studied at the Mommsen Gymnasium in Charlottenburg, Berlin
until 1917.
Can anyone give me more information about it, its precise address,
and whether the building survives?

Judith Diamond, London <jrd@bjdiamond.plus.com>