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Updated Election Procedures #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Since I posted the LitvakSIG election procedures, I have received a number
of messages >from members who believed that they would be able to vote in
this election even if they were not at the meeting. This election is being
held according to the original LitvakSIG bylaws, and there is nothing in the
bylaws prohibiting absentee ballots. Therefore a change is being made that
we believe will allow more LitvakSIG members to vote in this election.

All LitvakSIG members in good standing may vote in the upcoming election,
regardless of whether they will be at the meeting on Monday, August 14 or
not.

The cutoff for submitting nominees via email for the election to be held at
the LitvakSIG annual meeting on August 14 has been changed to Thursday,
August 10 at 6 P. M. (Eastern Time). This will allow the list of nominees
and amendment proposals to the bylaws to be published on the discussion list
and received by subscribers on Friday, August 11. This change has been made
to accommodate those who observe the Sabbath.

I encourage any of you considering running for election to the board to
submit your nominations within this time frame to me at
esjoachim@optonline.net . Of course, nominations may still be made >from the
floor at the meeting.

Email votes will be accepted at esjoachim@optonline.net until 12 P.M.
Midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, August 13, 2006. After this time I cannot
guarantee access to my email to receive additional votes prior to the
meeting.

Once again, please address any questions directly to me.

Thank you,

Eden Joachim
Election Chair
esjoachim@optonline.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Updated Election Procedures #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Since I posted the LitvakSIG election procedures, I have received a number
of messages >from members who believed that they would be able to vote in
this election even if they were not at the meeting. This election is being
held according to the original LitvakSIG bylaws, and there is nothing in the
bylaws prohibiting absentee ballots. Therefore a change is being made that
we believe will allow more LitvakSIG members to vote in this election.

All LitvakSIG members in good standing may vote in the upcoming election,
regardless of whether they will be at the meeting on Monday, August 14 or
not.

The cutoff for submitting nominees via email for the election to be held at
the LitvakSIG annual meeting on August 14 has been changed to Thursday,
August 10 at 6 P. M. (Eastern Time). This will allow the list of nominees
and amendment proposals to the bylaws to be published on the discussion list
and received by subscribers on Friday, August 11. This change has been made
to accommodate those who observe the Sabbath.

I encourage any of you considering running for election to the board to
submit your nominations within this time frame to me at
esjoachim@optonline.net . Of course, nominations may still be made >from the
floor at the meeting.

Email votes will be accepted at esjoachim@optonline.net until 12 P.M.
Midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, August 13, 2006. After this time I cannot
guarantee access to my email to receive additional votes prior to the
meeting.

Once again, please address any questions directly to me.

Thank you,

Eden Joachim
Election Chair
esjoachim@optonline.net


Re: Seeking Advice on Transfering Old Home Movies On Film Reel #general

Arthur Evans Jr <nospam@...>
 

I would love to get advice on the best and affordable archival company
that deals with tranfering old home movies >from film reels to DVD's. I
have some >from my family that I would like to preserve before they
degrade further or get damaged.
Starting about 1935 my father started making 16mm silent movies. Some
years ago I tried to get these converted to digital format, finding that
lots of labs could convert 16mm sound film but none could properly
convert silent film. (Sound runs at 24 frames per second and silent at
16 fps. If you convert silent at sound speed it looks like everyone is
always running, quite unsatisfactory.) Finally my son found a lab here
in Pittsburgh that could do the conversion and I had the job done.

If you are interested, contact me offline and I will supply particulars.

Art Evans
Arthur Evans Jr EvansSL21@earthlink.net

seeking BRUELL EVANS EVIANSKI FRANKL GOLD GOLDSMITH LOSOS LOSSOS
RUBENSTEIN/RUBINSTEIN SAFIER SAMBERG WOLFF


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Advice on Transfering Old Home Movies On Film Reel #general

Arthur Evans Jr <nospam@...>
 

I would love to get advice on the best and affordable archival company
that deals with tranfering old home movies >from film reels to DVD's. I
have some >from my family that I would like to preserve before they
degrade further or get damaged.
Starting about 1935 my father started making 16mm silent movies. Some
years ago I tried to get these converted to digital format, finding that
lots of labs could convert 16mm sound film but none could properly
convert silent film. (Sound runs at 24 frames per second and silent at
16 fps. If you convert silent at sound speed it looks like everyone is
always running, quite unsatisfactory.) Finally my son found a lab here
in Pittsburgh that could do the conversion and I had the job done.

If you are interested, contact me offline and I will supply particulars.

Art Evans
Arthur Evans Jr EvansSL21@earthlink.net

seeking BRUELL EVANS EVIANSKI FRANKL GOLD GOLDSMITH LOSOS LOSSOS
RUBENSTEIN/RUBINSTEIN SAFIER SAMBERG WOLFF


SOLOSKI - COHEN - MILAVETZ - RUTZ Family from Lithuania #general

Ted <tmargulis@...>
 

Looking for anyone doing research into the SOLOSKI/COHEN/MILAVETZ/RUTZ
family >from Lithuania or other areas

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
Palm Desert, CA
tmargulis@dc.rr.com
http://jewishwebindex.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SOLOSKI - COHEN - MILAVETZ - RUTZ Family from Lithuania #general

Ted <tmargulis@...>
 

Looking for anyone doing research into the SOLOSKI/COHEN/MILAVETZ/RUTZ
family >from Lithuania or other areas

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
Palm Desert, CA
tmargulis@dc.rr.com
http://jewishwebindex.com


Wolf MARKS & Sarah JOSEPH (1860s Russia, 1880s England, 1890s NYC) #general

Josh Marks <josh@...>
 

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with my surname.

The furthest ancestors that we know of are:
Wolf (Aron Zaiv) MARKS (b. 1857 Russia? - d. 07 Nov 1924)
Sarah JOSEPH (b. 1860 Russia? d 09 Feb 1934)
Death certificates indicate the following:
Wolf Marks's parents: Harris Marks and Mary Weiss
Sarah Joseph's parents: Isaac Joseph and Ethel Cohen

Wolf and Sarah moved >from Russia to England around 1880/1881 and gave
birth to two boys:
- Herman Marks (b. 22 Nov 1882 - d. 02 Aug 1981), never married
- Joseph Marks (b. 09 Jul 1886 - d. 11 Oct 1962), married Dora Shapiro

Between July of 1886 and July of 188, the moved to NYC, where they had 6
more children:
- Bertha Marks (b. 18 Jul 1888 - d. 25 Jan 1972) , never married
- Frances Marks (b. 1890 - 1972), married Sol Coan
- Jacob [Jack] Marks (Jan 1895 - 28 Apr 1968), married Cecil Brozen
- Tessie Marks (b. 05 Jul 1895 - Dec 1968), married Samuel Rodnick
- Harry Marks (b. 18 Feb 1896 - 18 Aug 1962), married Rose Bartelstone
- Ethel Marks (b. 15 Sep 1904 - Abt. 1990), married Phillip Taft

If you have any information, I would really, really appreciate the help.
Thanks very much in advance

Joshua J Marks
Washington D.C.
josh@goldstargroup.com

Researching: BENGIS, MARKS, SHAPIRO, WELTMAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wolf MARKS & Sarah JOSEPH (1860s Russia, 1880s England, 1890s NYC) #general

Josh Marks <josh@...>
 

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with my surname.

The furthest ancestors that we know of are:
Wolf (Aron Zaiv) MARKS (b. 1857 Russia? - d. 07 Nov 1924)
Sarah JOSEPH (b. 1860 Russia? d 09 Feb 1934)
Death certificates indicate the following:
Wolf Marks's parents: Harris Marks and Mary Weiss
Sarah Joseph's parents: Isaac Joseph and Ethel Cohen

Wolf and Sarah moved >from Russia to England around 1880/1881 and gave
birth to two boys:
- Herman Marks (b. 22 Nov 1882 - d. 02 Aug 1981), never married
- Joseph Marks (b. 09 Jul 1886 - d. 11 Oct 1962), married Dora Shapiro

Between July of 1886 and July of 188, the moved to NYC, where they had 6
more children:
- Bertha Marks (b. 18 Jul 1888 - d. 25 Jan 1972) , never married
- Frances Marks (b. 1890 - 1972), married Sol Coan
- Jacob [Jack] Marks (Jan 1895 - 28 Apr 1968), married Cecil Brozen
- Tessie Marks (b. 05 Jul 1895 - Dec 1968), married Samuel Rodnick
- Harry Marks (b. 18 Feb 1896 - 18 Aug 1962), married Rose Bartelstone
- Ethel Marks (b. 15 Sep 1904 - Abt. 1990), married Phillip Taft

If you have any information, I would really, really appreciate the help.
Thanks very much in advance

Joshua J Marks
Washington D.C.
josh@goldstargroup.com

Researching: BENGIS, MARKS, SHAPIRO, WELTMAN


Seeking translation from Romanian into English #general

Martin Fischer
 

I am requesting an English translation of a two-page Romanian letter
from a Landmann or Userovici family member living in Targu Neamt in
1948 to their cousin or uncle Herman Landman of Kansas City.

It is posted on JewishGen's ViewMate site as VM8243 and VM8244 at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8243

and

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8244

Thanks very much for your help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA

The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send translations privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking translation from Romanian into English #general

Martin Fischer
 

I am requesting an English translation of a two-page Romanian letter
from a Landmann or Userovici family member living in Targu Neamt in
1948 to their cousin or uncle Herman Landman of Kansas City.

It is posted on JewishGen's ViewMate site as VM8243 and VM8244 at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8243

and

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8244

Thanks very much for your help.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA

The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send translations privately.


Re: Given Names Khaya-Mura & Ekha #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 10:25 AM -0700 8/3/06, Steve Orlen wrote:

In Kiev, a relative of mine appears on a document as Khaya-Mura
(Russian spelling). I know the name Chaya, of course, but I couldn't
find Mura in the Given Names Database or in Beider's book. It sounds
like a variation on Miriam. Has anyone ever seen it before?

I also find an Elka, which I recognize. But another is named Ekha,
which I couldn't find. It might simply be a misspelling, but if
anyone recognizes it, please let me know.
Dear Steve,

My best guess is that both of the above are probably mis-readings or
mis-copyings of originally handwritten consonants

The combination Khaya-Sura (Haya -Sara, Hayyah-Sarah) is very
common indeed. Both Haya and Sarah are girl''s names, and one of the
weekly Torah portions is called "Hayyei-Sarah" ("the life of Sarah")
because that phrase happens to occur in the first verse of the
portion. (The combination Hayyah Sarah is a nice sound-alike for the
biblical phrase.) As for Mura, I have never heard of that as a
variant of Miryam or in any other context, though the name Miriam
itself is sometimes abbreviated to Miri, (especially in modern
Israel).

As for Ekha, again I think this is almost certainly a misreading of
Elka (or possibly of some other name that does not spring readily to
mind). By an odd coincidence, Ekha (or Eikha) is the traditional
name for the biblical book known in English as The Lamentations of
Jeremiah, which we read last night and today in observance of Tish'ah
b'Av. "Eikha" is the first word of the Hebrew text of Lamentations
and means "How?" -- in context asking "How did the destruction of
the temple and the city of Jerusalem come to pass?" (Not exactly
the name one would expect parents to choose for their newborn
daughter! )

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Names Khaya-Mura & Ekha #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 10:25 AM -0700 8/3/06, Steve Orlen wrote:

In Kiev, a relative of mine appears on a document as Khaya-Mura
(Russian spelling). I know the name Chaya, of course, but I couldn't
find Mura in the Given Names Database or in Beider's book. It sounds
like a variation on Miriam. Has anyone ever seen it before?

I also find an Elka, which I recognize. But another is named Ekha,
which I couldn't find. It might simply be a misspelling, but if
anyone recognizes it, please let me know.
Dear Steve,

My best guess is that both of the above are probably mis-readings or
mis-copyings of originally handwritten consonants

The combination Khaya-Sura (Haya -Sara, Hayyah-Sarah) is very
common indeed. Both Haya and Sarah are girl''s names, and one of the
weekly Torah portions is called "Hayyei-Sarah" ("the life of Sarah")
because that phrase happens to occur in the first verse of the
portion. (The combination Hayyah Sarah is a nice sound-alike for the
biblical phrase.) As for Mura, I have never heard of that as a
variant of Miryam or in any other context, though the name Miriam
itself is sometimes abbreviated to Miri, (especially in modern
Israel).

As for Ekha, again I think this is almost certainly a misreading of
Elka (or possibly of some other name that does not spring readily to
mind). By an odd coincidence, Ekha (or Eikha) is the traditional
name for the biblical book known in English as The Lamentations of
Jeremiah, which we read last night and today in observance of Tish'ah
b'Av. "Eikha" is the first word of the Hebrew text of Lamentations
and means "How?" -- in context asking "How did the destruction of
the temple and the city of Jerusalem come to pass?" (Not exactly
the name one would expect parents to choose for their newborn
daughter! )

Judith Romney Wegner


First Name "Icho" #general

hekenvin@...
 

I have an 1810 tax list that has the name Icho Wiesenthal. Does anyone
recognize this first name or know whether it is a kinui for a more
familiar name?

With thanks,
Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First Name "Icho" #general

hekenvin@...
 

I have an 1810 tax list that has the name Icho Wiesenthal. Does anyone
recognize this first name or know whether it is a kinui for a more
familiar name?

With thanks,
Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala).


Chodorow BOF #galicia

Marcia Indianer Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Greeting,

I would like to get together at the conference in NYC
with those who have family >from Chodorow and
surrounding areas.

Please contact me privately,

Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Chodorow BOF #galicia

Marcia Indianer Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Greeting,

I would like to get together at the conference in NYC
with those who have family >from Chodorow and
surrounding areas.

Please contact me privately,

Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net


translation help on skala postcards in german #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

I have posted on viewmate the back and front of postcards received from
Avotanyu which are >from the postcard collection of Tomasz Wisniewski. The
postcards are in german and were written by a Rabbi Kron in Skala Podolskaya
in 1887. I would appreciate any help in translating these postcards. They
are hard to read.

Go to

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp

VM8224 and VM8225

Please reply directly to me and not the listserv.

Thanks.


Tony Hausner
Skala Shetl Leader

Tony and Toba Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
301-587-6943


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia translation help on skala postcards in german #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

I have posted on viewmate the back and front of postcards received from
Avotanyu which are >from the postcard collection of Tomasz Wisniewski. The
postcards are in german and were written by a Rabbi Kron in Skala Podolskaya
in 1887. I would appreciate any help in translating these postcards. They
are hard to read.

Go to

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp

VM8224 and VM8225

Please reply directly to me and not the listserv.

Thanks.


Tony Hausner
Skala Shetl Leader

Tony and Toba Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
301-587-6943


Given Names Khaya-Mura & Ekha #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

In Kiev, a relative of mine appears on a document as Khaya-Mura
(Russian spelling). I know the name Chaya, of course, but I couldn't
find Mura in the Given Names Database or in Beider's book. It sounds
like a variation on Miriam. Has anyone ever seen it before?

I also find an Elka, which I recognize. But another is named Ekha,
which I couldn't find. It might simply be a misspelling, but if
anyone recognizes it, please let me know.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


Photographers in the Pale #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

With all these questions about photos lately, it made me curious
about time frames. It seems that there were already traveling
photographers in parts of Pale at least by the 1860s. Is there anyone
in the group who had an antecedant who was a traveling photographer,
and are there any stories? I know about early to mid-20th century
photographers, but nothing about the mid- to late 1800s.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ