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Searching for Sara ARBESFELD #general

Lauren Lebowitz <lauren1bravo@...>
 

I have been helping my grandfather's friend, Arie Letzter, research his
family.

We found a page of testimony that was submitted for his father in 1955 by a
woman named Sara ARBESFELD. She claims to be his cousin, yet Arie does not
know who this woman is.

Would anyone have any advice on how I can locate this woman or any of her
family members? I am very new to geneaology and could use some help.

In 1955, her address was Kfar Ata, Rehov Herzl **.

Thank you so much,

Lauren Lebowitz
New York, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: House number removed in line with JewishGen policy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Sara ARBESFELD #general

Lauren Lebowitz <lauren1bravo@...>
 

I have been helping my grandfather's friend, Arie Letzter, research his
family.

We found a page of testimony that was submitted for his father in 1955 by a
woman named Sara ARBESFELD. She claims to be his cousin, yet Arie does not
know who this woman is.

Would anyone have any advice on how I can locate this woman or any of her
family members? I am very new to geneaology and could use some help.

In 1955, her address was Kfar Ata, Rehov Herzl **.

Thank you so much,

Lauren Lebowitz
New York, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: House number removed in line with JewishGen policy.


More Tips: Finding People in the United States #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

Also, don't forget the obvious. Check Social Security Death Index for last
residence & analyze with your other data. Google person. I have found many
people through google especially people in teaching profession or those who
have authored a paper. Found one person's spouse, a retired military
officer, who placed his unlisted phone number & e-mail on his organization's
website.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More Tips: Finding People in the United States #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

Also, don't forget the obvious. Check Social Security Death Index for last
residence & analyze with your other data. Google person. I have found many
people through google especially people in teaching profession or those who
have authored a paper. Found one person's spouse, a retired military
officer, who placed his unlisted phone number & e-mail on his organization's
website.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego, CA


Jankel and Liebe WEINER #general

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

Has anyone any information about Jankel and Liebe WEINER >from Shavel,
Lithuania? Their daughter Tova Rina arrived in South Africa in about 1922.
Best regards to all JewishGenners

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel
Formally of Springs, South Africa


Re: Searching descendants of Jacob W. & Rose SHAFTON #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Maurine:
Where do these SHAFTONs come from? I see >from your JGFF entry that your
BEJACHs come >from Zempelburg, W. Prussia (now Sepolno Krajenskie,
Poland). You might want to put some of the other surnames in JGFF also.

The name SHAFTON could be an Americanization of SCHUFTAN (various
spellings), which was a large family >from Staedtel, Kr. Namslau in
Silesia. I've recently worked with the Staedtel vital records
(1810-1850 or so) and found lots and lots of entries for that family.

By the way, the late Monica Leonards indexed/transcribed the Jewish
entries in the Zempelburg civil registers for 1874-83 (the years that
were filmed). They should appear on JRI-Poland before long.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

Maurine wrote:

I am searching for descendants of Rose BEJACH and Jacob W. SHAFTON in
connection with my BEJACH family. Their children were:

Hazel Shafton UNGER (b. abt 1905)
Lester B. Shafton (b. abt 1906)
Stella Shafton (b. abt 1907)
Theodore Shafton (b. abt. 1909)
Sidney Shafton (b. abt 1911)
Phyllis Shafton GRAHAM (b. abt 1914)
Marjorie Shafton FEINBERG (b. abt 1919)

Rose BEJACH SHAFTON was the daughter of Morris (Moses, Moritz) BEJACH
and Johanna Pisner (or Pieser).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jankel and Liebe WEINER #general

Dr. Trevor Waner
 

Has anyone any information about Jankel and Liebe WEINER >from Shavel,
Lithuania? Their daughter Tova Rina arrived in South Africa in about 1922.
Best regards to all JewishGenners

Trevor Waner
Rehovot, Israel
Formally of Springs, South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching descendants of Jacob W. & Rose SHAFTON #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
 

Maurine:
Where do these SHAFTONs come from? I see >from your JGFF entry that your
BEJACHs come >from Zempelburg, W. Prussia (now Sepolno Krajenskie,
Poland). You might want to put some of the other surnames in JGFF also.

The name SHAFTON could be an Americanization of SCHUFTAN (various
spellings), which was a large family >from Staedtel, Kr. Namslau in
Silesia. I've recently worked with the Staedtel vital records
(1810-1850 or so) and found lots and lots of entries for that family.

By the way, the late Monica Leonards indexed/transcribed the Jewish
entries in the Zempelburg civil registers for 1874-83 (the years that
were filmed). They should appear on JRI-Poland before long.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

Maurine wrote:

I am searching for descendants of Rose BEJACH and Jacob W. SHAFTON in
connection with my BEJACH family. Their children were:

Hazel Shafton UNGER (b. abt 1905)
Lester B. Shafton (b. abt 1906)
Stella Shafton (b. abt 1907)
Theodore Shafton (b. abt. 1909)
Sidney Shafton (b. abt 1911)
Phyllis Shafton GRAHAM (b. abt 1914)
Marjorie Shafton FEINBERG (b. abt 1919)

Rose BEJACH SHAFTON was the daughter of Morris (Moses, Moritz) BEJACH
and Johanna Pisner (or Pieser).


Tip: Sharing Research Data via Spreadsheets #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

A friend set-up a class address/phone/e-mail list on
http://spreadsheets.google.com
She & I have access to make any changes/additions. After hard copy was
mailed to everyone, she can give access to anyone on the list so they can
view spreadsheet at any time. Saves resending new info everytime there is a
change.
Was thinking this could be useful for organizing/sharing genealogical data.
Set-up a spreadsheet to your liking and persons who are working together
from anywhere in the world could have access to make entries. Others could
have access to view it. I am not a computer whiz, so perhaps some of the
computer mavens might want to comment on whether this is a good idea and
make further suggestions.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego, CA
elsal@...
Researching: ZYMAN, MARKUS- Lubowo (now Liubavas, Lithuania); KANOWICZ,
KAPLAN, KRAMORSKI, ZYMAN- Suwalki; FRYDLANDSKI, JAWORKOWSKI- Filipow;
GOLDBERG-?


Re: Steve MORSE #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Joan Parker wrote on 26 jan 2007 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

There is a great four-page article "Stepping Up" about Steve Morse and
his one-step search options in the February issue of Family Tree
Magazine. It also includes a personal interview with him.
Interview:
<http://www.familytreemagazine.com/feb07/morse.asp>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tip: Sharing Research Data via Spreadsheets #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

A friend set-up a class address/phone/e-mail list on
http://spreadsheets.google.com
She & I have access to make any changes/additions. After hard copy was
mailed to everyone, she can give access to anyone on the list so they can
view spreadsheet at any time. Saves resending new info everytime there is a
change.
Was thinking this could be useful for organizing/sharing genealogical data.
Set-up a spreadsheet to your liking and persons who are working together
from anywhere in the world could have access to make entries. Others could
have access to view it. I am not a computer whiz, so perhaps some of the
computer mavens might want to comment on whether this is a good idea and
make further suggestions.
Ellen Barbieri
San Diego, CA
elsal@...
Researching: ZYMAN, MARKUS- Lubowo (now Liubavas, Lithuania); KANOWICZ,
KAPLAN, KRAMORSKI, ZYMAN- Suwalki; FRYDLANDSKI, JAWORKOWSKI- Filipow;
GOLDBERG-?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Steve MORSE #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Joan Parker wrote on 26 jan 2007 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

There is a great four-page article "Stepping Up" about Steve Morse and
his one-step search options in the February issue of Family Tree
Magazine. It also includes a personal interview with him.
Interview:
<http://www.familytreemagazine.com/feb07/morse.asp>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


Thanks for helping finding WERNER from SA #general

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Dear Jewishgen SIG,

I wish to thank everybody who helped me finding family members known to me
by name only. I was already able to forward some urgent information and
learn more about people my mother most possibly met herself before WW2 in
Germany. I was lucky finding an old letter written by the grandfather of
Suzanne in 1955 my only source of information I had before about this branch
of my family.

It had been said over and over again - JewishGen SIG members are wonderful
people. I am just joining the choir.
Evelyn Waldstein
evewa@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks for helping finding WERNER from SA #general

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Dear Jewishgen SIG,

I wish to thank everybody who helped me finding family members known to me
by name only. I was already able to forward some urgent information and
learn more about people my mother most possibly met herself before WW2 in
Germany. I was lucky finding an old letter written by the grandfather of
Suzanne in 1955 my only source of information I had before about this branch
of my family.

It had been said over and over again - JewishGen SIG members are wonderful
people. I am just joining the choir.
Evelyn Waldstein
evewa@...


Origin of the BIACH & BEJACH names {was:Searching descendants of Jacob W. & Rose SHAFTON} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Maurine Bothman McLellan is searching for descendants of Jacob and Rose [nee
BEJACH] SHAFTON. I see Roger Lustig followed the same footsteps that I did and
found Maurine's BEJACH entry on the JGFF in 1998 - they came >from Sepolno
Krajenskie which before WWI (c. 1900) was Zempelburg Westpreussen [W. Prussia],
Germany. Rose BEJACH SHAFTON was the daughter of Morris (Moses, Moritz) BEJACH
and Johanna PISNER (or PIESER) - nb no dates given.

I was alerted to the posting and the name BEJACH for a completely different
reason. One of my eight gt-gt grandfathers was Emanuel BIACH born 1802
Pressburg - died 1872 Vienna. BIACH was a relatively common name in Moravia
with 44 entries [see Nikolsburg Jewish cemetery list:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/].

My branch was reputed to have migrated to Pressburg [then Hungary] presumably
because of the Familianten laws in Bohemia and Moravia which restricted
marrriages to the first-born son. In an early German genealogical journal -
Judische Familien Forschung - there is a discussion on the BIACH family of
Boskowitz, Moravia [and their famous rabbinical connections] and there the
origin of the name is given as an acronym for B{en} Ja{cov} Ch{assan}.

This would fit in very well with the BEJACH name - in fact better than the
Moravia-Pressburg-Vienna version. Perhaps we are related and one branch
migrated to Prussia in the 1700s? My earliest BIACH is Emanuel's father,
Jechiel, who was born abt 1775. My whole family tree of 5,000+ is in fact
linked to this one individual and the cross-linkages which result through
marriage and side branches. That is how I got to John Quincy ADAMS earlier this
week, via the Nikolsburg, Moravia linkages.

Sorry Maurine, I have gone backwards not forwards, but I hope this is of
interest to you. *My* Moritz BIACH was the son of Emanuel and was one of the
first people to be cremated >from Austria. As the laws were not in place, his
body was taken to Germany and returned to Vienna where he was buried with his
father Emanuel {in the old Wahring cemetery}. Emanuel ironically was a member
of the Chevra kadisha of Vienna. I also noted with interest that the BEJACH
name does not appear in the JOWBR in any country of the world.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Origin of the BIACH & BEJACH names {was:Searching descendants of Jacob W. & Rose SHAFTON} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Maurine Bothman McLellan is searching for descendants of Jacob and Rose [nee
BEJACH] SHAFTON. I see Roger Lustig followed the same footsteps that I did and
found Maurine's BEJACH entry on the JGFF in 1998 - they came >from Sepolno
Krajenskie which before WWI (c. 1900) was Zempelburg Westpreussen [W. Prussia],
Germany. Rose BEJACH SHAFTON was the daughter of Morris (Moses, Moritz) BEJACH
and Johanna PISNER (or PIESER) - nb no dates given.

I was alerted to the posting and the name BEJACH for a completely different
reason. One of my eight gt-gt grandfathers was Emanuel BIACH born 1802
Pressburg - died 1872 Vienna. BIACH was a relatively common name in Moravia
with 44 entries [see Nikolsburg Jewish cemetery list:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/].

My branch was reputed to have migrated to Pressburg [then Hungary] presumably
because of the Familianten laws in Bohemia and Moravia which restricted
marrriages to the first-born son. In an early German genealogical journal -
Judische Familien Forschung - there is a discussion on the BIACH family of
Boskowitz, Moravia [and their famous rabbinical connections] and there the
origin of the name is given as an acronym for B{en} Ja{cov} Ch{assan}.

This would fit in very well with the BEJACH name - in fact better than the
Moravia-Pressburg-Vienna version. Perhaps we are related and one branch
migrated to Prussia in the 1700s? My earliest BIACH is Emanuel's father,
Jechiel, who was born abt 1775. My whole family tree of 5,000+ is in fact
linked to this one individual and the cross-linkages which result through
marriage and side branches. That is how I got to John Quincy ADAMS earlier this
week, via the Nikolsburg, Moravia linkages.

Sorry Maurine, I have gone backwards not forwards, but I hope this is of
interest to you. *My* Moritz BIACH was the son of Emanuel and was one of the
first people to be cremated >from Austria. As the laws were not in place, his
body was taken to Germany and returned to Vienna where he was buried with his
father Emanuel {in the old Wahring cemetery}. Emanuel ironically was a member
of the Chevra kadisha of Vienna. I also noted with interest that the BEJACH
name does not appear in the JOWBR in any country of the world.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Genealogical cold-calling etiquette #general

Trudy Barch
 

Ellen and Celia both have wonderful, helpful tips for telephoning people.
Because of the uncertainty with the person due to age, illness, timing, etc.
I prefer writing a letter to the individual. I explain what I am doing, who
I am, and how I believe we are related mentioning several relatives names
that they could connect with. I have had many elderly cousins call me
using this method. The letter gives them time to digest what I have just
told them and realize I am not a kooky lady or salesperson.

Trudy Barch
Chicagoland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogical cold-calling etiquette #general

Trudy Barch
 

Ellen and Celia both have wonderful, helpful tips for telephoning people.
Because of the uncertainty with the person due to age, illness, timing, etc.
I prefer writing a letter to the individual. I explain what I am doing, who
I am, and how I believe we are related mentioning several relatives names
that they could connect with. I have had many elderly cousins call me
using this method. The letter gives them time to digest what I have just
told them and realize I am not a kooky lady or salesperson.

Trudy Barch
Chicagoland


LitvakSIG 2007 Dues Notice #lithuania

 

Dear LitvakSIG members and Listserv subscribers:

LitvakSIG dues for 2007 are now due for the period January 1, 2007 to
December 31, 2007. A number of individuals have already paid their dues
and to them, our heartfelt thanks. For those who have not paid their 2007
dues as yet, we have made it very easy and convenient for you to do so by
using our online secure website using a credit card. Just go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/donate.htm and the rest is easy.
The amount of the annual dues is $36. Donations can be made for other
projects as well.

If you prefer to mail in your credit card information, or your check, that
is easy to do also. Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/donor.htm

Some may ask, "What do we receive in return for paying $36 annual dues?"
First, it shows your support for the many, many volunteers who are giving
their time and effort to help grow the LitvakSIG and acquire more and more
records for your benefit. If you've had a chance to meet some of these
volunteers at the annual meeting, you would certainly be impressed by
their dedication and expertise that is used to ensure that new data are
found and made available on-line. It also gives you the right to vote for
the board of directors and any changes in the bylaws.

In 2006, we had the largest number of dues paying members ever, and a new
board was elected. This new board, with Howard Margol as the new
president, has been hard at work doing everything possible to further the
interests of the SIG. You have already seen positive changes in the
website, including the very popular online payment of dues and donations.
Board meeting minutes have been posted on the LitvakSIG Digest and
displayed on the SIG website: http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/index.htm.

Thousands of additional Lithuanian records have been translated and made
available every month. Messages received >from LitvakSIG members, as well
as >from others, have received our prompt attention.

Members can show your support for what your LitvakSIG board has
accomplished and will accomplish in the future by promptly paying your
dues at this time. We will also welcome as new members those who have
recently joined the LitvakSIG listserv and who would like to show their
support and appreciation by joining the SIG.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Eugene Alpert, LitvakSIG Membership Chair

On behalf of the Litvak SIG Board,
Howard Margol, President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG 2007 Dues Notice #lithuania

 

Dear LitvakSIG members and Listserv subscribers:

LitvakSIG dues for 2007 are now due for the period January 1, 2007 to
December 31, 2007. A number of individuals have already paid their dues
and to them, our heartfelt thanks. For those who have not paid their 2007
dues as yet, we have made it very easy and convenient for you to do so by
using our online secure website using a credit card. Just go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/donate.htm and the rest is easy.
The amount of the annual dues is $36. Donations can be made for other
projects as well.

If you prefer to mail in your credit card information, or your check, that
is easy to do also. Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/donor.htm

Some may ask, "What do we receive in return for paying $36 annual dues?"
First, it shows your support for the many, many volunteers who are giving
their time and effort to help grow the LitvakSIG and acquire more and more
records for your benefit. If you've had a chance to meet some of these
volunteers at the annual meeting, you would certainly be impressed by
their dedication and expertise that is used to ensure that new data are
found and made available on-line. It also gives you the right to vote for
the board of directors and any changes in the bylaws.

In 2006, we had the largest number of dues paying members ever, and a new
board was elected. This new board, with Howard Margol as the new
president, has been hard at work doing everything possible to further the
interests of the SIG. You have already seen positive changes in the
website, including the very popular online payment of dues and donations.
Board meeting minutes have been posted on the LitvakSIG Digest and
displayed on the SIG website: http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/index.htm.

Thousands of additional Lithuanian records have been translated and made
available every month. Messages received >from LitvakSIG members, as well
as >from others, have received our prompt attention.

Members can show your support for what your LitvakSIG board has
accomplished and will accomplish in the future by promptly paying your
dues at this time. We will also welcome as new members those who have
recently joined the LitvakSIG listserv and who would like to show their
support and appreciation by joining the SIG.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Eugene Alpert, LitvakSIG Membership Chair

On behalf of the Litvak SIG Board,
Howard Margol, President