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Re: ytandv digest: August 22, 2006 and Sam Gertler #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

Courtney Braun wrote:

My mother's uncle was involved in the Yiddish Theater in NY and around the
U.S. The NYPL looked him up in some Yiddish lexicon of performers, and
despite a reading in bad Yiddish, my dad was able to translate it. There is
a black and white large portrait of him. He apparently, was born in Galicia
and came to the U.S.

His name was Sam Gertler.
--------------------------------------------

Sam GERTLER's bio appears in the Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre and
his picture, in costume, appears on page 39 of the Album of the
Yiddish Theater. There are numerous references to him in Herman
Yablokoff's, "Der Payatz" telling of Gertler's friendship and travels
with Yiddish theater performers.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Re: ytandv digest: August 22, 2006 and Sam Gertler #yiddish

David Harris <dorsharris@...>
 

Courtney Braun wrote:

My mother's uncle was involved in the Yiddish Theater in NY and around the
U.S. The NYPL looked him up in some Yiddish lexicon of performers, and
despite a reading in bad Yiddish, my dad was able to translate it. There is
a black and white large portrait of him. He apparently, was born in Galicia
and came to the U.S.

His name was Sam Gertler.
--------------------------------------------

Sam GERTLER's bio appears in the Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre and
his picture, in costume, appears on page 39 of the Album of the
Yiddish Theater. There are numerous references to him in Herman
Yablokoff's, "Der Payatz" telling of Gertler's friendship and travels
with Yiddish theater performers.
David Harris
Silver Spring, MD


Re: Jewish Confederate Soldier - Omaha #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Given that JGFF lists *two* researchers interested in MERRITT/Omaha, I'd
reserve judgment on whether John M was Jewish. (There are five other
MERRITT researchers.)

As to why a Confederate soldier (Jewish or otherwise) would move west:
why *wouldn't* one? The post-war South wasn't exactly a hotbed of
economic growth, whereas the western states offered all manner of
opportunity. Quite a few of my (incredibly distant) Jebenhausen cousins
(SONTHEIMER, ROSENHEIM, etc.) were in Iowa or Missouri by then.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ

Celia Male wrote:

Marian Merritt wrote: <I'm researching my husband's
great-grandfather, John Merritt (London, England > Louisiana >
Omaha). He was a Confederate Soldier who moved to Omaha right after
the war. I'm curious to know why a Jewish person >from the "wrong side
of the war" would choose to move west, unless he was rejoining
family. I'm interested to hear suggestions that might indicate new
research paths for me. ....>

I cannot comment about the military aspect, but I do wonder whether
John was really Jewish, as all the MERRITT I have looked at in the
1851 census of England and Wales appear really English to me! In the
1841 census, there is a handful apparently not born in England - who
could be Irish. Their professions are very non-Jewish

Perhaps John had changed his name on arrival in the US - or did he
convert on marriage to Caroline Rosenthal?

As John may not have had any close relatives in the US unless they
emigrated with him, it is natural that his wife Caroline would like
to be near her family in Omaha, Nebraska.

Caroline's father, or the wedding witnesses {REICHENBERG} may even
have offered John a job in the family business in Omaha.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Confederate Soldier - Omaha #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Given that JGFF lists *two* researchers interested in MERRITT/Omaha, I'd
reserve judgment on whether John M was Jewish. (There are five other
MERRITT researchers.)

As to why a Confederate soldier (Jewish or otherwise) would move west:
why *wouldn't* one? The post-war South wasn't exactly a hotbed of
economic growth, whereas the western states offered all manner of
opportunity. Quite a few of my (incredibly distant) Jebenhausen cousins
(SONTHEIMER, ROSENHEIM, etc.) were in Iowa or Missouri by then.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ

Celia Male wrote:

Marian Merritt wrote: <I'm researching my husband's
great-grandfather, John Merritt (London, England > Louisiana >
Omaha). He was a Confederate Soldier who moved to Omaha right after
the war. I'm curious to know why a Jewish person >from the "wrong side
of the war" would choose to move west, unless he was rejoining
family. I'm interested to hear suggestions that might indicate new
research paths for me. ....>

I cannot comment about the military aspect, but I do wonder whether
John was really Jewish, as all the MERRITT I have looked at in the
1851 census of England and Wales appear really English to me! In the
1841 census, there is a handful apparently not born in England - who
could be Irish. Their professions are very non-Jewish

Perhaps John had changed his name on arrival in the US - or did he
convert on marriage to Caroline Rosenthal?

As John may not have had any close relatives in the US unless they
emigrated with him, it is natural that his wife Caroline would like
to be near her family in Omaha, Nebraska.

Caroline's father, or the wedding witnesses {REICHENBERG} may even
have offered John a job in the family business in Omaha.


Copyright law and copying information from the web #general

MBernet@...
 

Genners often wonder (and sometimes err) about the right to post material to
the web, or to "publish" it in some other manner

The "fair use" of copyrighted material is provided for under U.S. Copyright
Law (17 USC 107). For more information, see:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml.

If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes that go beyond "fair
use," you must obtain permission >from the copyright owner.

If you wish to post information you have obtained on-line, it is often best,
safest and easiest to give the url (i.e. online address) where anyone can
review the material.

Michael Bernet, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen policy does not permit us to post material
quoted >from elsewhere without explicit permission. In the case of material
available on the Web, we will not post a direct quote even with permission,
since that would be an unnecessary use of our expensive bandwidth. Michael's
solution of posting the URL where the material can be found is an excellent
one.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Copyright law and copying information from the web #general

MBernet@...
 

Genners often wonder (and sometimes err) about the right to post material to
the web, or to "publish" it in some other manner

The "fair use" of copyrighted material is provided for under U.S. Copyright
Law (17 USC 107). For more information, see:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml.

If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes that go beyond "fair
use," you must obtain permission >from the copyright owner.

If you wish to post information you have obtained on-line, it is often best,
safest and easiest to give the url (i.e. online address) where anyone can
review the material.

Michael Bernet, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen policy does not permit us to post material
quoted >from elsewhere without explicit permission. In the case of material
available on the Web, we will not post a direct quote even with permission,
since that would be an unnecessary use of our expensive bandwidth. Michael's
solution of posting the URL where the material can be found is an excellent
one.


Jewish Sheltering Home, Philadelphia, PA #general

Robert K. Norton <rnorton5@...>
 

Jewish Sheltering Home, 313-315-317 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA, closed in
1951. Records were sent to the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, 5301 Old York
Road, to the Home For Jewish Aged. Then this closed and became the Abramson
Center for Jewish Life, and Temple University took over the Philadelphia
Geriatric Center and then closed it. Neither the Abramson Center nor the
Temple Univ. have the records >from the Sheltering Home. The Balch Institute
does not have the records. The Tuttleman Library at Gratz University does
not have the records. Dinah Pierstein, my grandmother, died in the
Sheltering Home in 1930. None of the Jewish cemeteries or funeral homes in
the area have the burial record. And Pennsylvania Vital Records have to
have the exact day, month, and year to give a death certificate. Does
anyone know where the Sheltering Home records are??


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Sheltering Home, Philadelphia, PA #general

Robert K. Norton <rnorton5@...>
 

Jewish Sheltering Home, 313-315-317 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA, closed in
1951. Records were sent to the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, 5301 Old York
Road, to the Home For Jewish Aged. Then this closed and became the Abramson
Center for Jewish Life, and Temple University took over the Philadelphia
Geriatric Center and then closed it. Neither the Abramson Center nor the
Temple Univ. have the records >from the Sheltering Home. The Balch Institute
does not have the records. The Tuttleman Library at Gratz University does
not have the records. Dinah Pierstein, my grandmother, died in the
Sheltering Home in 1930. None of the Jewish cemeteries or funeral homes in
the area have the burial record. And Pennsylvania Vital Records have to
have the exact day, month, and year to give a death certificate. Does
anyone know where the Sheltering Home records are??


Israel Look-Up #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Would someone be kind enough to find me an address and/or email for a
woman named Nelly Katz who lives in Aseret Israel. In 1985, she
submitted several pages of testimony for people who may be related to
my wife's family.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israel Look-Up #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Would someone be kind enough to find me an address and/or email for a
woman named Nelly Katz who lives in Aseret Israel. In 1985, she
submitted several pages of testimony for people who may be related to
my wife's family.

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


Polish to English URL Translator #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I am trying to use a Polish website with genealogical data
<http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/>. The site is in Polish and I am not a
Polish speaker. I have found website sites that translate Russian websites
into English, but have been unable to find a website that will take a Polish
website and translate it into English. Has anyone found such a site?

David Fox
Arnold, MD USA
davefox73@comcast.net
http://www.davefox73.com/
http://web.mac.com/davefox73/iWeb/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish to English URL Translator #general

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I am trying to use a Polish website with genealogical data
<http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/>. The site is in Polish and I am not a
Polish speaker. I have found website sites that translate Russian websites
into English, but have been unable to find a website that will take a Polish
website and translate it into English. Has anyone found such a site?

David Fox
Arnold, MD USA
davefox73@comcast.net
http://www.davefox73.com/
http://web.mac.com/davefox73/iWeb/


Re: Search of Lithuanian Records #general

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

Stanley Baron stanbaron04@earthlink.net writes:

My family migrated from
NovoAlexandrovsk in Lithuania sometime between 1856
and 1861. I am searching for records for NovoAlexandrovsk and the Ukmerge
region >from that time and before. The family names were Barron-Bendet.
Can anyone provide guidance on where such records might be found?
Go to LitvakSIG Home page at http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/ and click on
the link for "Search the ALD" http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/all.htm

You will find thousands of translated records for Zarasai (formerly
NovoAlexandrovsk) and the Ukmerge region.

For further information on research groups for both areas, you can contact
Olga Zabludoff, LitvakSIG Research Groups Coordator, at
ozabludoff@verizon.net.

Good luck in your search.

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-Founder and immediate Past President, LitvakSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Search of Lithuanian Records #general

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

Stanley Baron stanbaron04@earthlink.net writes:

My family migrated from
NovoAlexandrovsk in Lithuania sometime between 1856
and 1861. I am searching for records for NovoAlexandrovsk and the Ukmerge
region >from that time and before. The family names were Barron-Bendet.
Can anyone provide guidance on where such records might be found?
Go to LitvakSIG Home page at http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/ and click on
the link for "Search the ALD" http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/all.htm

You will find thousands of translated records for Zarasai (formerly
NovoAlexandrovsk) and the Ukmerge region.

For further information on research groups for both areas, you can contact
Olga Zabludoff, LitvakSIG Research Groups Coordator, at
ozabludoff@verizon.net.

Good luck in your search.

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-Founder and immediate Past President, LitvakSIG


Khodorkov #ukraine

Cheryl Tallan
 

At the beginning of Sol Sylvan's portion of the session, "Bringing Your
Ancestors to Life: Go Where They Walked" at the recent Jewish Genealogy
Conference he quoted a paragraph by Michael Kramer on Khodorkov. I wasn't
sure if Mr. Kramer had visited Khodorkov or just wanted to.
I am very interested in Khodorkov as it is the village of my grandmother,
Devorah SLAPOSNICK, and the father and grandmother of my friend Charlotte
Adelman, Jack ADELMAN and Rebecca DORFMAN ADELMAN.
Jack DORFMAN and his family left Khodorkov after the last great pogrom
(1919?) and he wrote a short report about what happened there for his
American family.
Charlotte and I visited the Ukraine in 1994 and went to Brusilov where we
also had ancestors but we didn't get to go to Khodorkov.
Anything anyone can tell me about Khodorkov would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Cheryl Tallan
c.tallan@utoronto.ca


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Khodorkov #ukraine

Cheryl Tallan
 

At the beginning of Sol Sylvan's portion of the session, "Bringing Your
Ancestors to Life: Go Where They Walked" at the recent Jewish Genealogy
Conference he quoted a paragraph by Michael Kramer on Khodorkov. I wasn't
sure if Mr. Kramer had visited Khodorkov or just wanted to.
I am very interested in Khodorkov as it is the village of my grandmother,
Devorah SLAPOSNICK, and the father and grandmother of my friend Charlotte
Adelman, Jack ADELMAN and Rebecca DORFMAN ADELMAN.
Jack DORFMAN and his family left Khodorkov after the last great pogrom
(1919?) and he wrote a short report about what happened there for his
American family.
Charlotte and I visited the Ukraine in 1994 and went to Brusilov where we
also had ancestors but we didn't get to go to Khodorkov.
Anything anyone can tell me about Khodorkov would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Cheryl Tallan
c.tallan@utoronto.ca


More material of interest to Ukrainian researchers #ukraine

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

Just an update >from me to you regarding my website, a virtual (Internet
only) museum of Jewish family history.
Of particular interest to Ukrainian researchers:
I have added more photographs of Ukrainian Holocaust memorials >from Kyyiv
(Kiev), i.e. Babi Yar; also >from Kovel and L'viv.
There are also new family photographs >from Kyyiv, Zolochev, and Odessa
(includes an interesting photo of a nursery school class, cir 1934.)

I am looking for both recent and old photos (i.e. taken at any time before
the end of WWII) of synagogues located throughout Europe, including the
Ukraine, to be included in my new exhibition, "The Synagogues of Europe," as
well as more photos of Holocaust memorials not already included in my
"Holocaust Memorials of Eastern Europe" exhibition. I was also wondering
whether anyone has been to any ceremonies in E. Europe that had to do with
dedication/rededication ceremonies of cemeteries, ghettoes, or Holocaust
memorials.

The searchable database for Mt. Ararat Cemetery on Long Island, New York
should be up and running shortly. I will notify all when their website is
online. The last cemetery that will be creating a searchable database (at
least as far as I know), Mt. Judah Cemetery, in Ridgewood, New York,
probably won't be online for at least a couple of months.

Lastly, I would like to say how nice it was to meet each and every one of
you during the IAJGS conference. It is gratifying to be recognized for one's
efforts, and to be thanked by so many of you. This is especially meaningful
to me because this project that I have been devoting myself to is so very
dear to my heart. Thank you so much.

Best,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine More material of interest to Ukrainian researchers #ukraine

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

Just an update >from me to you regarding my website, a virtual (Internet
only) museum of Jewish family history.
Of particular interest to Ukrainian researchers:
I have added more photographs of Ukrainian Holocaust memorials >from Kyyiv
(Kiev), i.e. Babi Yar; also >from Kovel and L'viv.
There are also new family photographs >from Kyyiv, Zolochev, and Odessa
(includes an interesting photo of a nursery school class, cir 1934.)

I am looking for both recent and old photos (i.e. taken at any time before
the end of WWII) of synagogues located throughout Europe, including the
Ukraine, to be included in my new exhibition, "The Synagogues of Europe," as
well as more photos of Holocaust memorials not already included in my
"Holocaust Memorials of Eastern Europe" exhibition. I was also wondering
whether anyone has been to any ceremonies in E. Europe that had to do with
dedication/rededication ceremonies of cemeteries, ghettoes, or Holocaust
memorials.

The searchable database for Mt. Ararat Cemetery on Long Island, New York
should be up and running shortly. I will notify all when their website is
online. The last cemetery that will be creating a searchable database (at
least as far as I know), Mt. Judah Cemetery, in Ridgewood, New York,
probably won't be online for at least a couple of months.

Lastly, I would like to say how nice it was to meet each and every one of
you during the IAJGS conference. It is gratifying to be recognized for one's
efforts, and to be thanked by so many of you. This is especially meaningful
to me because this project that I have been devoting myself to is so very
dear to my heart. Thank you so much.

Best,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Translation from Hebrew - two tombstones #ukraine

Eliana Aizim
 

Dear Genners,
I would like to ask for a translation >from Hebrew of the inscriptions
on two tombstones that I´ve posted at ViewMate. File numbers are
VM8360 and VM8361 for the following address:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

You can go to the direct address:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8360
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8361

Please respond privately to me: aizim@uol.com.br
Thanks very much.

Eliana AIZIM - >from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visit my GUREVICH photo album:
http://www.geocities.com/elianaaizim/photo2.html

Researching:
AISEN, AIZEN, AISIN: Ukraine: Lugansk /Argentina / Brazil;
GUREVICH: Ukraine: Yuzovka / USA / Brazil: Rio;
VATNICK: Ukraine: Peschanka / Brazil: Rio;
WHITE > VATNICK: Canada: Toronto
AVERBUCH: Ukraine: Zhabokrich / Brazil: Colônia Quatro
Irmãos, Baron Hirsch / Rio de Janeiro.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Translation from Hebrew - two tombstones #ukraine

Eliana Aizim
 

Dear Genners,
I would like to ask for a translation >from Hebrew of the inscriptions
on two tombstones that I´ve posted at ViewMate. File numbers are
VM8360 and VM8361 for the following address:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

You can go to the direct address:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8360
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8361

Please respond privately to me: aizim@uol.com.br
Thanks very much.

Eliana AIZIM - >from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visit my GUREVICH photo album:
http://www.geocities.com/elianaaizim/photo2.html

Researching:
AISEN, AIZEN, AISIN: Ukraine: Lugansk /Argentina / Brazil;
GUREVICH: Ukraine: Yuzovka / USA / Brazil: Rio;
VATNICK: Ukraine: Peschanka / Brazil: Rio;
WHITE > VATNICK: Canada: Toronto
AVERBUCH: Ukraine: Zhabokrich / Brazil: Colônia Quatro
Irmãos, Baron Hirsch / Rio de Janeiro.