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Re: Helkat Mehokek #galicia

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hello,

Henry Schwartz wrote:
Does anyone have the book Helkat Mehokek that list the names of people who
are buried on Mount of Olives?
--->
Helkat Mehokek tombstone inscriptions cover the years1740-1906, but only
some sections of Mount of Olives Cemetery in Jerusalem.
The Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) has published the index
(translated/transliterated to English or Latin letters) on a special CD
prepared for the 2004 Jerusalem International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. The CD contains 14 projects (Indexes/bibliographies) .
The IGS site has an online consolidated index on its website.
Go to: http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/index.html

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Israel Genealogical Society
Jerusalem Branch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Helkat Mehokek #general

Mathilde Tagger <tagger@...>
 

Hello,

Henry Schwartz wrote:
Does anyone have the book Helkat Mehokek that list the names of people who
are buried on Mount of Olives?
--->
Helkat Mehokek tombstone inscriptions cover the years1740-1906, but only
some sections of Mount of Olives Cemetery in Jerusalem.
The Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) has published the index
(translated/transliterated to English or Latin letters) on a special CD
prepared for the 2004 Jerusalem International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. The CD contains 14 projects (Indexes/bibliographies) .
The IGS site has an online consolidated index on its website.
Go to: http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/index.html

Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger
Israel Genealogical Society
Jerusalem Branch


Ira MORRIS in Los Angeles #general

Jules Levin
 

I am searching for any descendents of my granduncle, Ira
MORRIS. Unfortunately as far as I know, he only had a daughter
who was married to a dentist in Los Angeles in the 40's. His name is
unknown to me.
Failing any contact, is there a listing of names in Los Angeles-area
cemeteries? Since Ira Morris (Heb. name Israel?)
was a young adult in the 1890's, I am not interested in any cemetery
built since, say, 1970.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


Problem resolved: small town near Lomza.... #general

hennynow
 

Within a couple of hours of sending my query regarding "Poinitze(?)",
a small town near Lomza, the birthplace of my cousin Charles Schwartz's
wife Helen, I received the answer >from our esteemed Warren Blatt:

The town's proper Polish name is Piatnica, Poland, 1 mile East of Lomza.
(My spelling does not show the pertinent diacritical character.)

Thanks ever so much, Warren. I'm posting this to show that further
research is no longer needed.

Ever grateful to JewishGen and its faithful members,

Henny

Henriette Moed Roth
Los Angeles, California
hennynow@pacbell.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ira MORRIS in Los Angeles #general

Jules Levin
 

I am searching for any descendents of my granduncle, Ira
MORRIS. Unfortunately as far as I know, he only had a daughter
who was married to a dentist in Los Angeles in the 40's. His name is
unknown to me.
Failing any contact, is there a listing of names in Los Angeles-area
cemeteries? Since Ira Morris (Heb. name Israel?)
was a young adult in the 1890's, I am not interested in any cemetery
built since, say, 1970.
Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Problem resolved: small town near Lomza.... #general

hennynow
 

Within a couple of hours of sending my query regarding "Poinitze(?)",
a small town near Lomza, the birthplace of my cousin Charles Schwartz's
wife Helen, I received the answer >from our esteemed Warren Blatt:

The town's proper Polish name is Piatnica, Poland, 1 mile East of Lomza.
(My spelling does not show the pertinent diacritical character.)

Thanks ever so much, Warren. I'm posting this to show that further
research is no longer needed.

Ever grateful to JewishGen and its faithful members,

Henny

Henriette Moed Roth
Los Angeles, California
hennynow@pacbell.net


Anna HITE question and Viewmate #ukraine

Sarah L Meyer
 

Dear Genners,
I have the following information (somewhat contradictory) about my
paternal grandfather's mother's sister
Her name was Anna CAIT. Her father's name was Shlomo.
She came to the US for the first time in on the SS Caledonia on the 24th
of February 1906, she was single and 28 years old. She came from
Glasgow but stated that her residence was Odessa. This would mean that
she was born about 1878. She mentions that she is going to her brother
in law Fischel Meyer and was detained and picked up the next day by her
sister "Becca" Meyer. All this is a perfect fit with my family as
Fischel and Rebecca were my great grandparents. I also have Rebecca's
tombstone which has her father's name as Shlomo. She must also have
been quite a bit younger than her sister, whose date of birth was
approximately 1860 based on her age at death.
Next I also have her ketubah, which was not a North American
Ketubah according to the Rabbi who photo restored it. I have posted the
text of the ketubah on Viewmate so that we can check her husband's first
name and the dates.
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9352

from family information I have that her married surname was Press, This
is in my writing and appears to be the response that I obtained from
asking my grandfather questions prior to his and my father's death in
July of 1985.
My cousin Sylvia Meyers z"l, who grew up with her grandparents
(my great-grandparents) said that Anna did not have any children. This
made sense since I have the ketubah. (Sylvia probably sent it to me).
In the 1920 and 1930 census I have found an Israel Press with a
spouse Anna. However the birth year does not jibe with the other
information. This time she was born about 1886 or so. They came to the
US in 1912 and 1913 (or 1914) but they had 7 children! I also found the
arrival in the US of an Israel Press in 1912 using Steve Morse's site
and one of a Chanc Press (note the typo) in July of 1913 with children.
(Israel was a potential translation of the groom's first name).
I also found an Anna Press born circa 1880 in Brooklyn in NY, a widow
with three adult children, who might also have been the correct Anna
Press.
I note that Fischel also had sisters who came to the US and one was
supposedly an Anna. Perhaps she is the one who was childless (or had
only one child). But I do not have her ketubah, and the family just got
confused as to who did or who did not have children.
One possibility is that Anna went back to Russia and married
there, and a second is that she did marry in New York but the Rabbi only
had Ketubot >from the old country. Any suggestions here. That sounds a
little far fetched to me. More likely she did return to the US, under
her married name. But is the Israel/Anna couple that I found in the
census the correct couple? If so, why do I have her ketubah? And there
is a discrepancy of about 7 or 8 years in age for Anna. The odds are
overwhelming that Anna and her husband remained in NYC. I did find an
Anna Press in the 1930 census who had children but no husband. And she
could have been listed as Hannah or even Chanah in the census as well as
Anna.

So the first question is would those of you who can read Hebrew script
well please translate the blanks in the Ketubah. I would like to know
the following information:
1) the name of the groom (I know he is a kohen)
2) the exact date of the marriage
3) the location of the marriage
4) the names of the witnesses
5) Any indication of age of either the bride or the groom
6) Anything else that might be helpful in solving this mystery.

Please respond directly to me. Thank you

Sarah L Meyer Christiansen, Georgetown, TX 78628
Researching:, HITE, PERCHIK EDELBERG, BIRGARDOVSKY ARONSON, Kherson
Guberniya Ukraine (and Latvia)
PERLSTADT, ANK(I)ER, KARMELEK, BIGOS, FROM, SZPILBAUM Poland


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Anna HITE question and Viewmate #ukraine

Sarah L Meyer
 

Dear Genners,
I have the following information (somewhat contradictory) about my
paternal grandfather's mother's sister
Her name was Anna CAIT. Her father's name was Shlomo.
She came to the US for the first time in on the SS Caledonia on the 24th
of February 1906, she was single and 28 years old. She came from
Glasgow but stated that her residence was Odessa. This would mean that
she was born about 1878. She mentions that she is going to her brother
in law Fischel Meyer and was detained and picked up the next day by her
sister "Becca" Meyer. All this is a perfect fit with my family as
Fischel and Rebecca were my great grandparents. I also have Rebecca's
tombstone which has her father's name as Shlomo. She must also have
been quite a bit younger than her sister, whose date of birth was
approximately 1860 based on her age at death.
Next I also have her ketubah, which was not a North American
Ketubah according to the Rabbi who photo restored it. I have posted the
text of the ketubah on Viewmate so that we can check her husband's first
name and the dates.
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9352

from family information I have that her married surname was Press, This
is in my writing and appears to be the response that I obtained from
asking my grandfather questions prior to his and my father's death in
July of 1985.
My cousin Sylvia Meyers z"l, who grew up with her grandparents
(my great-grandparents) said that Anna did not have any children. This
made sense since I have the ketubah. (Sylvia probably sent it to me).
In the 1920 and 1930 census I have found an Israel Press with a
spouse Anna. However the birth year does not jibe with the other
information. This time she was born about 1886 or so. They came to the
US in 1912 and 1913 (or 1914) but they had 7 children! I also found the
arrival in the US of an Israel Press in 1912 using Steve Morse's site
and one of a Chanc Press (note the typo) in July of 1913 with children.
(Israel was a potential translation of the groom's first name).
I also found an Anna Press born circa 1880 in Brooklyn in NY, a widow
with three adult children, who might also have been the correct Anna
Press.
I note that Fischel also had sisters who came to the US and one was
supposedly an Anna. Perhaps she is the one who was childless (or had
only one child). But I do not have her ketubah, and the family just got
confused as to who did or who did not have children.
One possibility is that Anna went back to Russia and married
there, and a second is that she did marry in New York but the Rabbi only
had Ketubot >from the old country. Any suggestions here. That sounds a
little far fetched to me. More likely she did return to the US, under
her married name. But is the Israel/Anna couple that I found in the
census the correct couple? If so, why do I have her ketubah? And there
is a discrepancy of about 7 or 8 years in age for Anna. The odds are
overwhelming that Anna and her husband remained in NYC. I did find an
Anna Press in the 1930 census who had children but no husband. And she
could have been listed as Hannah or even Chanah in the census as well as
Anna.

So the first question is would those of you who can read Hebrew script
well please translate the blanks in the Ketubah. I would like to know
the following information:
1) the name of the groom (I know he is a kohen)
2) the exact date of the marriage
3) the location of the marriage
4) the names of the witnesses
5) Any indication of age of either the bride or the groom
6) Anything else that might be helpful in solving this mystery.

Please respond directly to me. Thank you

Sarah L Meyer Christiansen, Georgetown, TX 78628
Researching:, HITE, PERCHIK EDELBERG, BIRGARDOVSKY ARONSON, Kherson
Guberniya Ukraine (and Latvia)
PERLSTADT, ANK(I)ER, KARMELEK, BIGOS, FROM, SZPILBAUM Poland


Mattapan Shul #general

Cindy POTTER Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Boston Genners,

Just wish to verify that the name of the shul at the bottom of Verrill and
Sutton Streets, *on* Morton Street, Mattapan was Beth Hillel......kitty corner
across the street >from the Roger Wolcott School? *And* does anyone know the
name of the "little shul" (that's what my grandfather always called it) on
Hildreth Street near Woodrow Avenue?

Cindy Taylor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mattapan Shul #general

Cindy POTTER Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Boston Genners,

Just wish to verify that the name of the shul at the bottom of Verrill and
Sutton Streets, *on* Morton Street, Mattapan was Beth Hillel......kitty corner
across the street >from the Roger Wolcott School? *And* does anyone know the
name of the "little shul" (that's what my grandfather always called it) on
Hildreth Street near Woodrow Avenue?

Cindy Taylor


Re: Austrian Holocaust sites - address correction #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

In my early message, I wrote...

Blumen der Erinnerung ("Flowers of Memory")
http://www.aletterstothestars.at
is another site with similar information...
The correct address is

<http://www.lettertothestars.at>

I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Re: 1930 Pennsylvania help #general

Alan <ahssha_at_rcn_dot_com@...>
 

According to the 1930 census, a possible cousin lived in Lower Augusta,
Northumberland, Pennsylvania. I am not able to find where this is on the map.
What
is the current name of the city?

Thanks for any assistance.

Trudy Barch
Chicagoland, Illinois
---
Sender: "Trudy Barch" <cousintrudy@comcast.net>
The name hasn't changed. Northumberland is the name of the county. A
quick Google search reveals these Wikipedia entries:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northumberland_County,_Pennsylvania
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Augusta_Township%2C_Pennsylvania

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
ahssha at rcn dot com

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Austrian Holocaust sites - address correction #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

In my early message, I wrote...

Blumen der Erinnerung ("Flowers of Memory")
http://www.aletterstothestars.at
is another site with similar information...
The correct address is

<http://www.lettertothestars.at>

I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1930 Pennsylvania help #general

Alan <ahssha_at_rcn_dot_com@...>
 

According to the 1930 census, a possible cousin lived in Lower Augusta,
Northumberland, Pennsylvania. I am not able to find where this is on the map.
What
is the current name of the city?

Thanks for any assistance.

Trudy Barch
Chicagoland, Illinois
---
Sender: "Trudy Barch" <cousintrudy@comcast.net>
The name hasn't changed. Northumberland is the name of the county. A
quick Google search reveals these Wikipedia entries:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northumberland_County,_Pennsylvania
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Augusta_Township%2C_Pennsylvania

--
Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
ahssha at rcn dot com

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Researcher in Wolyn #ukraine

Adam <papylon@...>
 

Dear listmembers,

I am interested in hiring a researcher who is able to do the reseach for
me in the area of Rovne/Novgorod-Volynski.
Any tips and recommendations are really appreciated.

Please respond PRIVATELY - - papylon@eml.cc

Best regards,

Adam Cwejman

Researching: CWEJMAN / CWAJMAN / ZWEIMAN, YAKIRA/JAKIRA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Researcher in Wolyn #ukraine

Adam <papylon@...>
 

Dear listmembers,

I am interested in hiring a researcher who is able to do the reseach for
me in the area of Rovne/Novgorod-Volynski.
Any tips and recommendations are really appreciated.

Please respond PRIVATELY - - papylon@eml.cc

Best regards,

Adam Cwejman

Researching: CWEJMAN / CWAJMAN / ZWEIMAN, YAKIRA/JAKIRA


Need easy way to share photos with long captions #general

Lisa Betros <lk313@...>
 

I'm interested in finding a very easy way to send multiple, scanned copies
of photos to relatives in order to identify who is in the photo, where and
when, family stories, and so forth. I'd like to attach a comment (more than
a few words, a substantial paragraph) below or to the side of the image of
the photo - and, I'd like the relatives to be able to add their own comments
to the photos. I'm also looking for a way to simply organize the photos in
chronological order.

I've looked into free photo-sharing websites. I can't mention commercial
names, but there are one or two that I like, but some of my relatives tell
me that they can't understand how to use the sites, or aren't willing to
learn how to use the sites, especially the sophisticated ones. They've also
expressed concerns about privacy, they would like to keep the images private
and not accessible for viewing by anyone on the website. This is possible,
but requires giving a password to "albums" and then to the relatives so that
they can access the "albums."

Emailing copies of photos is complicated because it becomes hard to keep
track of which photo you are referring to when exchanging information.
Giving the photos numbers or names doesn't seem to really work, because my
relatives seem to get very confused with that, also.

I'd like to find a very simple way to do this. Is there some kind of
software that easily create a photo with a caption then a way to share
multiple photos - or a photo-sharing website that is super easy. Please
respond privately to me with product names.

Thanks.
Lisa Betros
LK313 at Columbia.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need easy way to share photos with long captions #general

Lisa Betros <lk313@...>
 

I'm interested in finding a very easy way to send multiple, scanned copies
of photos to relatives in order to identify who is in the photo, where and
when, family stories, and so forth. I'd like to attach a comment (more than
a few words, a substantial paragraph) below or to the side of the image of
the photo - and, I'd like the relatives to be able to add their own comments
to the photos. I'm also looking for a way to simply organize the photos in
chronological order.

I've looked into free photo-sharing websites. I can't mention commercial
names, but there are one or two that I like, but some of my relatives tell
me that they can't understand how to use the sites, or aren't willing to
learn how to use the sites, especially the sophisticated ones. They've also
expressed concerns about privacy, they would like to keep the images private
and not accessible for viewing by anyone on the website. This is possible,
but requires giving a password to "albums" and then to the relatives so that
they can access the "albums."

Emailing copies of photos is complicated because it becomes hard to keep
track of which photo you are referring to when exchanging information.
Giving the photos numbers or names doesn't seem to really work, because my
relatives seem to get very confused with that, also.

I'd like to find a very simple way to do this. Is there some kind of
software that easily create a photo with a caption then a way to share
multiple photos - or a photo-sharing website that is super easy. Please
respond privately to me with product names.

Thanks.
Lisa Betros
LK313 at Columbia.edu


Re: 1946 Addr in Philadelphia - and Insurance Proceeds #general

reuven mor <mor@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Deb forgot to mention that the link to the "Notice and Claim Form" is only
relevant, if "Generali" is listed on the pheip site as the insurance
company, who issued a policy for this name. This is only a very small
minority among those names on the pheip site.

Does anybody on this list know a way to find out the issuing insurance
company for names which don't have "Generali" attached? Till now I had no
success in finding a company who issued a policy for my late mother, a
former citizen of Germany, who appears as part of "List A" on the pheip
site.

Thanks for practical suggestions.

Reuven Mohr
Israel


Deb Scheimer wrote:
From: "Scheimer, Deb" <Deb.Scheimer@fnf.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 16:43:16 -0600
X-Message-Number: 15

Dear Genners,

If you can believe it, with the help of Schelly Dardashti and others who I have
already thanked, I have been able to locate the descendents of all of the
GUNDERSHEIMERs who were potential Holocaust era insurance policyholders.

This group is amazing, and I am grateful for each and every one of you.

I urge each of you to go to website http://www.pheip.org/search.asp to
discover whether you have any relatives who might have had insurance
policies that were confiscated by the Nazis. If you find a name there,go to
website http://www.nazierainsurancesettlement.com/ and click on "Notice and
Claim Form" to download the form needed to file a claim.

Time is of the essence. The claim deadline is *March 31, 2007.*


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: 1946 Addr in Philadelphia - and Insurance Proceeds #general

reuven mor <mor@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Deb forgot to mention that the link to the "Notice and Claim Form" is only
relevant, if "Generali" is listed on the pheip site as the insurance
company, who issued a policy for this name. This is only a very small
minority among those names on the pheip site.

Does anybody on this list know a way to find out the issuing insurance
company for names which don't have "Generali" attached? Till now I had no
success in finding a company who issued a policy for my late mother, a
former citizen of Germany, who appears as part of "List A" on the pheip
site.

Thanks for practical suggestions.

Reuven Mohr
Israel


Deb Scheimer wrote:
From: "Scheimer, Deb" <Deb.Scheimer@fnf.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 16:43:16 -0600
X-Message-Number: 15

Dear Genners,

If you can believe it, with the help of Schelly Dardashti and others who I have
already thanked, I have been able to locate the descendents of all of the
GUNDERSHEIMERs who were potential Holocaust era insurance policyholders.

This group is amazing, and I am grateful for each and every one of you.

I urge each of you to go to website http://www.pheip.org/search.asp to
discover whether you have any relatives who might have had insurance
policies that were confiscated by the Nazis. If you find a name there,go to
website http://www.nazierainsurancesettlement.com/ and click on "Notice and
Claim Form" to download the form needed to file a claim.

Time is of the essence. The claim deadline is *March 31, 2007.*