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Were they from Poland or Russia? #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

I've always documented my Lublin/Zamosc area relatives as being >from Poland.
Today, the land is considered Poland.

Genealogically speaking, should I document the country of origin as Russia
since they lived under Russian laws?

I want to document the information correctly, and I'm not sure what to
write. I can only list one country.

I'd like to get some input on this.

Thanks,
Tom Erribe
CA


Telephone Books in 1930's? #general

toby greenwald
 

Who had telephones in the 1930's in small to medium
sized towns in Poland? And where would one find
telephone books? The town I'm researching is Lukow,
Poland.

Toby Greenwald
researching Szwarcberg, Staryfurman in Lukow, Poland;
Berland/Burland, Krivitsky near Kiev, Ukraine.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Were they from Poland or Russia? #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

I've always documented my Lublin/Zamosc area relatives as being >from Poland.
Today, the land is considered Poland.

Genealogically speaking, should I document the country of origin as Russia
since they lived under Russian laws?

I want to document the information correctly, and I'm not sure what to
write. I can only list one country.

I'd like to get some input on this.

Thanks,
Tom Erribe
CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Telephone Books in 1930's? #general

toby greenwald
 

Who had telephones in the 1930's in small to medium
sized towns in Poland? And where would one find
telephone books? The town I'm researching is Lukow,
Poland.

Toby Greenwald
researching Szwarcberg, Staryfurman in Lukow, Poland;
Berland/Burland, Krivitsky near Kiev, Ukraine.


Frank Friedman (Paramount - NY Paramount or Studios) #yiddish

mhlcswc2@...
 

I have been told by my uncle Frank FRIEDMAN'S granddaughters that he was a
vice president of Paramount Studios and that he was a principle of the NY
Paramount theater. I have checked Paramount's website and googled him to no
avail. Any further information and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Marcia Hoffman
Baltimore, MD
GREENBERG, MALEWITZ (Lomza), FRIEDMAN, GREEN (Austria), ODINETZ, ODENTZ,
ORDINTZ (Vilnius)


Moderator's Note: In an earlier message, reader David Priever mentioned the Library
of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences-Margaret Herrick
Library, address: 333 S. LaCienega Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211, near
Olympic Blvd. Contacting the Library may provide assistance in your search.


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Frank Friedman (Paramount - NY Paramount or Studios) #yiddish

mhlcswc2@...
 

I have been told by my uncle Frank FRIEDMAN'S granddaughters that he was a
vice president of Paramount Studios and that he was a principle of the NY
Paramount theater. I have checked Paramount's website and googled him to no
avail. Any further information and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Marcia Hoffman
Baltimore, MD
GREENBERG, MALEWITZ (Lomza), FRIEDMAN, GREEN (Austria), ODINETZ, ODENTZ,
ORDINTZ (Vilnius)


Moderator's Note: In an earlier message, reader David Priever mentioned the Library
of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences-Margaret Herrick
Library, address: 333 S. LaCienega Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211, near
Olympic Blvd. Contacting the Library may provide assistance in your search.


Re: ytandv digest: May 30, 2005 #yiddish

Fritz Neubauer
 

Jean Burda was seeking information regarding Sidney Steiner (a German-Jew born
1863 in Feodosiya, Crimea) immigrated to NYC before 1900 and became active in
early Vaudeville there. Family legend says he attended the Berlin
Conservatory of Music and toured extensively before settling in NYC.
My comment:

Just in case there is a relationship:

In the volume on the Viennese Jewish theatre scene there is a report
that the "Freie Juedische Volksbuehne" in Vienna had two members with
the name

Samuel Steiner and Betti Steiner

in the year 1920/21. These two middle-aged people also appear in a
picture of the whole team.

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Re: ytandv digest: May 30, 2005 #yiddish

Fritz Neubauer
 

Jean Burda was seeking information regarding Sidney Steiner (a German-Jew born
1863 in Feodosiya, Crimea) immigrated to NYC before 1900 and became active in
early Vaudeville there. Family legend says he attended the Berlin
Conservatory of Music and toured extensively before settling in NYC.
My comment:

Just in case there is a relationship:

In the volume on the Viennese Jewish theatre scene there is a report
that the "Freie Juedische Volksbuehne" in Vienna had two members with
the name

Samuel Steiner and Betti Steiner

in the year 1920/21. These two middle-aged people also appear in a
picture of the whole team.

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany


Re: Siddur Rashi #rabbinic

Shlomo Katz <skatz@...>
 

On 2005.05.30, Bernard Weill <linktree@yahoo.com> wrote:

Anyone familiar with the rabbi who authored the sefer (Hebrew book)
Siddur Rashi? Is this sefer still available and what is the
background of its author.
Siddur Rashi was reprinted in Yerushalayim in 1999. Unfortunately,
it contains no name, address or phone number of a publisher. It
appears to be part of a set of reprints of relatively unused works
of Rishonim. It is about 8 inches tall, and has a blue binding with
orange trim on the front cover.

This edition, as well as the 1911 edition on which the 1999 edition
is based, contains an introduction by Solomon Buber discussing the
authorship of the work. It appears to have emanated >from the Bet
Midrash of Rashi, but not necessarily >from Rashi himself.

Finally, as you may be aware, "Siddur Rashi" is not a prayer book,
but rather an "arrangement" ("siddur") of halachot, many of them
having to do with prayer.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, Maryland


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Siddur Rashi #rabbinic

Shlomo Katz <skatz@...>
 

On 2005.05.30, Bernard Weill <linktree@yahoo.com> wrote:

Anyone familiar with the rabbi who authored the sefer (Hebrew book)
Siddur Rashi? Is this sefer still available and what is the
background of its author.
Siddur Rashi was reprinted in Yerushalayim in 1999. Unfortunately,
it contains no name, address or phone number of a publisher. It
appears to be part of a set of reprints of relatively unused works
of Rishonim. It is about 8 inches tall, and has a blue binding with
orange trim on the front cover.

This edition, as well as the 1911 edition on which the 1999 edition
is based, contains an introduction by Solomon Buber discussing the
authorship of the work. It appears to have emanated >from the Bet
Midrash of Rashi, but not necessarily >from Rashi himself.

Finally, as you may be aware, "Siddur Rashi" is not a prayer book,
but rather an "arrangement" ("siddur") of halachot, many of them
having to do with prayer.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, Maryland


Fuerth genealogies #germany

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

Dear members,
Some of you sent me their GEDCOM files with their families >from Fuerth.
I am sorry to be very late with that work, I have much to do with our
association GenAmi (we are creating a new web site).

The first stage is going to be finished : I have found how I can join all
the files and let know the origin of each person with a number and two capital
letters. For instance, my own reference is 1MG, I have also 2BS, 3SE, 4MD, 5CE
(perhaps you will recognize your letters).

Mine is more difficult because I have several different branches to add.
As soon as I have finished, I'll send the files to the members who contributed.

Best regards. Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France m.gutmann@genami.org
Site GenAmi : http://www.genami.org


German SIG #Germany Fuerth genealogies #germany

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

Dear members,
Some of you sent me their GEDCOM files with their families >from Fuerth.
I am sorry to be very late with that work, I have much to do with our
association GenAmi (we are creating a new web site).

The first stage is going to be finished : I have found how I can join all
the files and let know the origin of each person with a number and two capital
letters. For instance, my own reference is 1MG, I have also 2BS, 3SE, 4MD, 5CE
(perhaps you will recognize your letters).

Mine is more difficult because I have several different branches to add.
As soon as I have finished, I'll send the files to the members who contributed.

Best regards. Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France m.gutmann@genami.org
Site GenAmi : http://www.genami.org


Re: Some Tips: Finding people in Ellis Island Database #general

Paul Silverstone
 

How true! I found my grandmother Esther Silberstein under L as
Lilberstein. Her mother was listed as Lieberstein on another record.
I looked up all the Esthers for 1892 and found her that way i.e. by
initials E S, then EC then EZ and so forth for each letter until I
found her under E L.

Paul Silverstone

You will probably find it very time consuming, but you have to go
through every first letter of a name which *could* have been misread for
another. For instance, my grandmother Adele (and I see the name clearly
on the written manifest) was put on the database as "Schel", and her
brother Jene, as Fenc. The people who are spending time and energy to
get these names online are struggling with foreign script, and in some
cases, totally unfamiliar names, and some of it is pure guesswork!
Leslie Weinberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Some Tips: Finding people in Ellis Island Database #general

Paul Silverstone
 

How true! I found my grandmother Esther Silberstein under L as
Lilberstein. Her mother was listed as Lieberstein on another record.
I looked up all the Esthers for 1892 and found her that way i.e. by
initials E S, then EC then EZ and so forth for each letter until I
found her under E L.

Paul Silverstone

You will probably find it very time consuming, but you have to go
through every first letter of a name which *could* have been misread for
another. For instance, my grandmother Adele (and I see the name clearly
on the written manifest) was put on the database as "Schel", and her
brother Jene, as Fenc. The people who are spending time and energy to
get these names online are struggling with foreign script, and in some
cases, totally unfamiliar names, and some of it is pure guesswork!
Leslie Weinberg


Rural Jewish Museum Oberhessen #general

Ed Schechter <edtioga@...>
 

Jewish Genners:

On July 10th the municipality of Feldatal in Oberhessen, Germany will be
dedicating a Rural Jewish Museum. The building site was the former
synagogue of the town which was looted but not destroyed during
Kristalnacht. They are looking for any documents or pictures which would
link to this area. This region includes the villages of Kestrich,
Windhausen,Ermenrod, Stumpenrod, Stondorff and many other villages and towns
in the Vogelsberg area. If any one has any questions regarding this please
contact me.

Searching: BACHRACH, BACHARACH, FELSENBERG, GOLDENBERG, SCHECHTER

Ed SCHECHTER
Baltimore, Maryland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rural Jewish Museum Oberhessen #general

Ed Schechter <edtioga@...>
 

Jewish Genners:

On July 10th the municipality of Feldatal in Oberhessen, Germany will be
dedicating a Rural Jewish Museum. The building site was the former
synagogue of the town which was looted but not destroyed during
Kristalnacht. They are looking for any documents or pictures which would
link to this area. This region includes the villages of Kestrich,
Windhausen,Ermenrod, Stumpenrod, Stondorff and many other villages and towns
in the Vogelsberg area. If any one has any questions regarding this please
contact me.

Searching: BACHRACH, BACHARACH, FELSENBERG, GOLDENBERG, SCHECHTER

Ed SCHECHTER
Baltimore, Maryland


BLITZ #general

dotvic <dotvic@...>
 

While going through the FEEFHS website I came upon a group called BLITZ.
They do research in Russia and have special priviliges into the archives.

The cost is $80 for a preliminary search whether they find anything or not.

Have any of my fellow Genners tried this organization? If so, have you been
satisfied with their work?

Dorothy AUERBACH Rivers
Tucson Arizona USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BLITZ #general

dotvic <dotvic@...>
 

While going through the FEEFHS website I came upon a group called BLITZ.
They do research in Russia and have special priviliges into the archives.

The cost is $80 for a preliminary search whether they find anything or not.

Have any of my fellow Genners tried this organization? If so, have you been
satisfied with their work?

Dorothy AUERBACH Rivers
Tucson Arizona USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: The origins of my KATZ family #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <30.73a58b32.2fce673f@aol.com>, <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:
In a message dated 5/31/2005 6:02:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
mlbishow@mindspring.com writes:
< I was told that KATZ meant cohen tzadik (righteous cohen). My
grandfather, Shimon KATZ, fiercely denied that he was a cohen, as did his
cousins, all descendents of Aaron KATZ (b. circa 1840). >
==Katz "means" cat in German. It's a name, borne by some Jews. In many
cases, as you say, it is an acronym derived >from cohen tzedek (cohen of
righteousness).
==In many cases, among Jews, it is not the name of a Kohen.
==The name may be derived >from ...
... and another strong possibility is that someone in your family took the
name (but, of course, not the status of Kohen) >from his mother's family
rather than his father's. This could happen for several reasons, of which
one (especially prevalent in Galicia) was that it was very difficult for
Jews to marry officially in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many couples had
only a religious wedding which was not recognized by the state; their
children were officially considered "illegitimate" and would be registered
under their mother's maiden name.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The origins of my KATZ family #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

In article <30.73a58b32.2fce673f@aol.com>, <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:
In a message dated 5/31/2005 6:02:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
mlbishow@mindspring.com writes:
< I was told that KATZ meant cohen tzadik (righteous cohen). My
grandfather, Shimon KATZ, fiercely denied that he was a cohen, as did his
cousins, all descendents of Aaron KATZ (b. circa 1840). >
==Katz "means" cat in German. It's a name, borne by some Jews. In many
cases, as you say, it is an acronym derived >from cohen tzedek (cohen of
righteousness).
==In many cases, among Jews, it is not the name of a Kohen.
==The name may be derived >from ...
... and another strong possibility is that someone in your family took the
name (but, of course, not the status of Kohen) >from his mother's family
rather than his father's. This could happen for several reasons, of which
one (especially prevalent in Galicia) was that it was very difficult for
Jews to marry officially in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many couples had
only a religious wedding which was not recognized by the state; their
children were officially considered "illegitimate" and would be registered
under their mother's maiden name.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada