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ViewMate: Maiden name help #general

Mark Belafsky
 

Hello! I recently received my Grandparents New York State Marriage
Certificate. I am having trouble with my Great Grandmother's Maiden
name. I cannot find anything phonetic that makes sense. Is there
anyone who maybe familiar with this name? I read it as
"MINIAHIORSKY". could this be "MENKARSKY?" Area of origin would be
Kovno. Any help is greatly appreciated.
It can be seen at (http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate) in the To
View section - as file - VM10534

Mark Belafsky
markbelafsky63@mac.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. The direct link to this image is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10534


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Maiden name help #general

Mark Belafsky
 

Hello! I recently received my Grandparents New York State Marriage
Certificate. I am having trouble with my Great Grandmother's Maiden
name. I cannot find anything phonetic that makes sense. Is there
anyone who maybe familiar with this name? I read it as
"MINIAHIORSKY". could this be "MENKARSKY?" Area of origin would be
Kovno. Any help is greatly appreciated.
It can be seen at (http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate) in the To
View section - as file - VM10534

Mark Belafsky
markbelafsky63@mac.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. The direct link to this image is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10534


Re: Death Years Outside the Usual Resources [was: How to find the NYC cemetery] #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

You're right, it is difficult to obtain death information for people who
have passed away in New York City during the "gap years." Here are some
things that I've tried with varying degrees of success:

- Family History Library (LDS): The LDS has filmed indexes of NYC deaths
from 1888-1965. You can view the title details here:
http://tinyurl.com/2zqgd3 If you click on "View Film Notes," you'll see the
specific LDS film numbers covering the 1950s. It's easy (and relatively
inexpensive) to order LDS films >from your local Family History Center and to
view those films there after they arrive. You can locate your nearest
Family History Center here: http://tinyurl.com/4po5

- JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (http://tinyurl.com/3c3y4n):
JOWBR's database for New York currently includes 360 cemeteries and 65,607
burials. While this is only a small fraction of total Jewish burials in New
York, you might get lucky.

- New York City-Area Cemetery Burial Records: Several NYC-area cemeteries
currently offer online searches of their burial records. Those cemeteries
include Mt. Ararat (http://tinyurl.com/2ft2cz), Mt. Carmel
(http://tinyurl.com/2gmwy5), Mt. Hebron (http://tinyurl.com/29rrnm), Mt.
Judah (http://tinyurl.com/22ks7j), Mt. Moriah (http://tinyurl.com/255ogq)
and Mt. Zion (http://tinyurl.com/2hpn65).

- Find A Grave (http://tinyurl.com/5kr7u): This isn't a Jewish resource,
but 18 million grave records are listed there.

- Nationwide Gravesite Locator for Veterans (http://tinyurl.com/2gh8e):
Obviously, this site is useful only if the person you're searching for
happens to be a veteran.

- New York Times Archives, 1851-2004: I search for obituaries in this
database using free remote access available through my local library.

- Online obituary collection of a certain well-known commercial website.

If anyone is aware of other online resources for bridging the gap between
Italian Gen and the Social Security Death Index, I'd be interested in
hearing about them.

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, Massachusetts


-----Original Message-----
From: Shellie Wiener < s_wiener@yahoo.com >
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 15:00:43 -0700 (PDT)

I was wondering what Genners are doing to find Death Certificate info for the
period between 1948, end of the Italian Gen Index, and 1964/1965, when the Social
Security Death Index becomes rather standard [although I know there are exceptions]
I have many family members who passed away in the 1950s in NYC and obtaining their
info has been a brick wall for me.

Thanks & Shana Tova,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA >>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Death Years Outside the Usual Resources [was: How to find the NYC cemetery] #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

You're right, it is difficult to obtain death information for people who
have passed away in New York City during the "gap years." Here are some
things that I've tried with varying degrees of success:

- Family History Library (LDS): The LDS has filmed indexes of NYC deaths
from 1888-1965. You can view the title details here:
http://tinyurl.com/2zqgd3 If you click on "View Film Notes," you'll see the
specific LDS film numbers covering the 1950s. It's easy (and relatively
inexpensive) to order LDS films >from your local Family History Center and to
view those films there after they arrive. You can locate your nearest
Family History Center here: http://tinyurl.com/4po5

- JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (http://tinyurl.com/3c3y4n):
JOWBR's database for New York currently includes 360 cemeteries and 65,607
burials. While this is only a small fraction of total Jewish burials in New
York, you might get lucky.

- New York City-Area Cemetery Burial Records: Several NYC-area cemeteries
currently offer online searches of their burial records. Those cemeteries
include Mt. Ararat (http://tinyurl.com/2ft2cz), Mt. Carmel
(http://tinyurl.com/2gmwy5), Mt. Hebron (http://tinyurl.com/29rrnm), Mt.
Judah (http://tinyurl.com/22ks7j), Mt. Moriah (http://tinyurl.com/255ogq)
and Mt. Zion (http://tinyurl.com/2hpn65).

- Find A Grave (http://tinyurl.com/5kr7u): This isn't a Jewish resource,
but 18 million grave records are listed there.

- Nationwide Gravesite Locator for Veterans (http://tinyurl.com/2gh8e):
Obviously, this site is useful only if the person you're searching for
happens to be a veteran.

- New York Times Archives, 1851-2004: I search for obituaries in this
database using free remote access available through my local library.

- Online obituary collection of a certain well-known commercial website.

If anyone is aware of other online resources for bridging the gap between
Italian Gen and the Social Security Death Index, I'd be interested in
hearing about them.

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, Massachusetts


-----Original Message-----
From: Shellie Wiener < s_wiener@yahoo.com >
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 15:00:43 -0700 (PDT)

I was wondering what Genners are doing to find Death Certificate info for the
period between 1948, end of the Italian Gen Index, and 1964/1965, when the Social
Security Death Index becomes rather standard [although I know there are exceptions]
I have many family members who passed away in the 1950s in NYC and obtaining their
info has been a brick wall for me.

Thanks & Shana Tova,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA >>>


Czech web pages #austria-czech

Jan O. hellmann <jan@...>
 

For those who struggle with Czech web pages the following link for machine
free of charge translation might be a little bit of help
http://www.vegadata.cz/freetransl.htm


Jan O. Hellmann/DK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Czech web pages #austria-czech

Jan O. hellmann <jan@...>
 

For those who struggle with Czech web pages the following link for machine
free of charge translation might be a little bit of help
http://www.vegadata.cz/freetransl.htm


Jan O. Hellmann/DK


Re: Myles Standish & the Jews of Marseille [With bibliography] #germany

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Thank you to all who responded to my request for information on Myles
Standish. Unfortunately, no refugees who were helped by Myles
Standish have responded thus far. However, I did get a number of
queries about Myles Standish, Hiram Bingham, and Varian Fry. Hence,
I am enclosing the following reference list for those interested in
these men and in the history of the Holocaust in Marseille.

Bingham, Robert Kim (2007). Courageous Dissent, Triune Books,
Greenwich, CT.

Feuchtwanger, Lion (1941). The Devil in France, My Encounter with Him
in the Summer of 1940, Viking Press, New York, NY.

Fittko, Lisa (1991). Escape Through the Pyrenees, Northwestern
University Press, Evanston, IL.

Fry, Varian (1945). Surrender On Demand, Johnson Printing, Boulder, CO.

Gold, Mary Jayne (1980). Crossroads Marseilles 1940, Doubleday & Co.,
Garden City, NY.

Isenberg, Sheila (2001). A Hero of Our Time, The Story of Varian Fry,
Random House, New York, NY.

Marino, Andy (1999). A Quiet American, The Secret War of Varian Fry,
St. Martin's Press, New York, NY.

Rafshoon, Ellen (2002). Harry Bingham: beyond the call of duty,
Foreign Service Journal, June 2002, pp. 16-25.

Ryan, Donna F. (1996). The Holocaust & the Jews of Marseille,
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL.

Sullivan, Rosemary (2006). Villa Air-Bel, HarperCollins Publ., New York, NY.

Thanks to all who replied to my inquiry.

Thomas Fischer Weiss Newton, Mass. USA tfweiss@mit.edu


German SIG #Germany Re: Myles Standish & the Jews of Marseille [With bibliography] #germany

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Thank you to all who responded to my request for information on Myles
Standish. Unfortunately, no refugees who were helped by Myles
Standish have responded thus far. However, I did get a number of
queries about Myles Standish, Hiram Bingham, and Varian Fry. Hence,
I am enclosing the following reference list for those interested in
these men and in the history of the Holocaust in Marseille.

Bingham, Robert Kim (2007). Courageous Dissent, Triune Books,
Greenwich, CT.

Feuchtwanger, Lion (1941). The Devil in France, My Encounter with Him
in the Summer of 1940, Viking Press, New York, NY.

Fittko, Lisa (1991). Escape Through the Pyrenees, Northwestern
University Press, Evanston, IL.

Fry, Varian (1945). Surrender On Demand, Johnson Printing, Boulder, CO.

Gold, Mary Jayne (1980). Crossroads Marseilles 1940, Doubleday & Co.,
Garden City, NY.

Isenberg, Sheila (2001). A Hero of Our Time, The Story of Varian Fry,
Random House, New York, NY.

Marino, Andy (1999). A Quiet American, The Secret War of Varian Fry,
St. Martin's Press, New York, NY.

Rafshoon, Ellen (2002). Harry Bingham: beyond the call of duty,
Foreign Service Journal, June 2002, pp. 16-25.

Ryan, Donna F. (1996). The Holocaust & the Jews of Marseille,
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL.

Sullivan, Rosemary (2006). Villa Air-Bel, HarperCollins Publ., New York, NY.

Thanks to all who replied to my inquiry.

Thomas Fischer Weiss Newton, Mass. USA tfweiss@mit.edu


Warsaw region guide #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

I'm hoping to take my dad and uncle to see the shtetl where my great
grandfather came >from in May next year. I was previously in touch with a
guide, who I now cannot get hold of, so I'm wondering if anyone can
recomend to me a guide or a place I might find a guide for Kaluszyn (nr
Warsaw) that they have had experience with.

Thanks as always, and best for the Yom Tovim
Ben

Ben Forman
Manchester UK

co-ordinator: Kaluszyn Yiskor Book Translation
searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately to Ben.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Warsaw region guide #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

I'm hoping to take my dad and uncle to see the shtetl where my great
grandfather came >from in May next year. I was previously in touch with a
guide, who I now cannot get hold of, so I'm wondering if anyone can
recomend to me a guide or a place I might find a guide for Kaluszyn (nr
Warsaw) that they have had experience with.

Thanks as always, and best for the Yom Tovim
Ben

Ben Forman
Manchester UK

co-ordinator: Kaluszyn Yiskor Book Translation
searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately to Ben.


ViewMate: Translation from Russian to English or French #general

PORZYCKI Leon <leon.porzycki1@...>
 

Hello
I have posted 3 viewmates number VM 10511, VM 10510 and VM 10509, please to
translate them >from Russian to English or Ffrench.
One of these copies is the act of birth of my grand mother GOLDRING born in
Piotrkow Trybunalski in Poland. It depend of the exact year of birth, the
names and the age of their parents. Please answer directely to me
Thanks for the translation.
Best regards
Leon Porzycki

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to these images are:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10509
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10510
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10511


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Translation from Russian to English or French #general

PORZYCKI Leon <leon.porzycki1@...>
 

Hello
I have posted 3 viewmates number VM 10511, VM 10510 and VM 10509, please to
translate them >from Russian to English or Ffrench.
One of these copies is the act of birth of my grand mother GOLDRING born in
Piotrkow Trybunalski in Poland. It depend of the exact year of birth, the
names and the age of their parents. Please answer directely to me
Thanks for the translation.
Best regards
Leon Porzycki

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to these images are:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10509
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10510
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=10511


Help on Translating Viewmate files for HEUSSINGER of Oberlauringen #germany

Vaughn G. Hysinger <vaughn@...>
 

Hey Gersiggers:

I have 5 pictures >from a document that was copied in Würzburg. It is of my
great-great-great grandfather HEUSSINGER. The problem is I do not read or
write German. Would someone please translate each of the words on the
pictures? The writing is of the 1800's with lots of scroll's and fancy ways
of writing that I can't read. There is not that much material to translate
(not like a document), it's just columnar headings and titles.

I know it is asking a lot but if someone could just take each column/word
and tell me what the current English translation is I would sure appreciate it.

I drove to Oberlauringen last week and met with Frau Kappner >from Zeil am
Main and Harald and Friedel Korten. Frau Kappner is doing all Jewish folks
a superb service in research and I can't thank her enough for all her kind
efforts. She is truly a super-woman!

Harald and Friedel welcomed me into their home and city (Where my
g-g-g-grandfather came from). I instantly felt like I was magically
reincarnated. What an emotional and marvelous experience.

The Viewmate numbers are VM10515, VM10516, VM10517, VM10518,VM10519.
Here is the general Viewmate link
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
The direct link to the index where my 5 documents are located is
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp

On VM10516 I can't tell whether the date is 1877, 1817, or 1811 and I don't
know whether the month is June or July.

Thank everyone for their efforts in this translation. Please respond
privately to my email below.

Vaughn G. Hysinger Los Altos, Calif. & Wengen Switzerland vaughn@sgstrading.com


German SIG #Germany Help on Translating Viewmate files for HEUSSINGER of Oberlauringen #germany

Vaughn G. Hysinger <vaughn@...>
 

Hey Gersiggers:

I have 5 pictures >from a document that was copied in Würzburg. It is of my
great-great-great grandfather HEUSSINGER. The problem is I do not read or
write German. Would someone please translate each of the words on the
pictures? The writing is of the 1800's with lots of scroll's and fancy ways
of writing that I can't read. There is not that much material to translate
(not like a document), it's just columnar headings and titles.

I know it is asking a lot but if someone could just take each column/word
and tell me what the current English translation is I would sure appreciate it.

I drove to Oberlauringen last week and met with Frau Kappner >from Zeil am
Main and Harald and Friedel Korten. Frau Kappner is doing all Jewish folks
a superb service in research and I can't thank her enough for all her kind
efforts. She is truly a super-woman!

Harald and Friedel welcomed me into their home and city (Where my
g-g-g-grandfather came from). I instantly felt like I was magically
reincarnated. What an emotional and marvelous experience.

The Viewmate numbers are VM10515, VM10516, VM10517, VM10518,VM10519.
Here is the general Viewmate link
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
The direct link to the index where my 5 documents are located is
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/index.asp

On VM10516 I can't tell whether the date is 1877, 1817, or 1811 and I don't
know whether the month is June or July.

Thank everyone for their efforts in this translation. Please respond
privately to my email below.

Vaughn G. Hysinger Los Altos, Calif. & Wengen Switzerland vaughn@sgstrading.com


Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Naomi,
Thanks for the message about the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project. We
did announce this twice last April to this mailing list. Response has been
terrific. A great many people with some Pittsburgh roots have made some
incredible finds. Jewish newspapers in the USA offer more potential
genealogy information than just about any other resource I have found.
The amazing thing is that we are the only city in the USA to have done this
and possibly only the 2nd in the world (the other is London). Why aren't
genealogy groups >from world cities with large Jewish populations doing the
same? It would provide a wealth of information to Jewish genealogists.
Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA, USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-pittsburgh/

-----------------------------------

Naomi A Fatouros wrote:

Scholar Jonathan D. Sarna recently sent a message to
the H-Judaic mail group announcing the online
"Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project." I may be wrong
but I do not think mention of this Project has
previously been made to the Jewishgen mail group. If
mention has been made before, then it can do no harm
calling it to your attention again.

The Project consists mainly of the digitization of
"The Jewish Criterion" >from the 1895-1962, while the
database has recently been augmented by digitization
of issues of "The Chronicle" >from 1962-1969.
Eventually, issues of the "American Jewish Outlook"
from 1934- Russianis located Although I have no
particular interest in Pittburgh or even in the state
in which that city is located, I went to rummage
around the site out of curiosity. I was glad I did! <<<


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Naomi,
Thanks for the message about the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project. We
did announce this twice last April to this mailing list. Response has been
terrific. A great many people with some Pittsburgh roots have made some
incredible finds. Jewish newspapers in the USA offer more potential
genealogy information than just about any other resource I have found.
The amazing thing is that we are the only city in the USA to have done this
and possibly only the 2nd in the world (the other is London). Why aren't
genealogy groups >from world cities with large Jewish populations doing the
same? It would provide a wealth of information to Jewish genealogists.
Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA, USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-pittsburgh/

-----------------------------------

Naomi A Fatouros wrote:

Scholar Jonathan D. Sarna recently sent a message to
the H-Judaic mail group announcing the online
"Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project." I may be wrong
but I do not think mention of this Project has
previously been made to the Jewishgen mail group. If
mention has been made before, then it can do no harm
calling it to your attention again.

The Project consists mainly of the digitization of
"The Jewish Criterion" >from the 1895-1962, while the
database has recently been augmented by digitization
of issues of "The Chronicle" >from 1962-1969.
Eventually, issues of the "American Jewish Outlook"
from 1934- Russianis located Although I have no
particular interest in Pittburgh or even in the state
in which that city is located, I went to rummage
around the site out of curiosity. I was glad I did! <<<


Re: Tracing the Jack COHEN who founded Tesco Family Tree #general

MBernet@...
 

debbieinscotland@googlemail.com writes:
<< I found Jacob KOHEN born 6 October 1898 to Avroam KOHEN and his 1st wife Sime
ZAMREMBA. I've looked up and can not find any mention on the census of Avroam,
don't know the English version of that name. Tried to look up to see if Jack had
any bothers or sisters but any biography I could find on the web didn't mention
any family other than father and mother. Does anyone know either where I can
find a family tree on the web for Jack COHEN or have any information on siblings or
even know of any family connection. Also what is the anglisised name for Avroam
and Sime.>>

==Avroam is clearly a phonetic (Yiddish) form of the Biblical name that is
rendered Abraham in English. He may have assumed any name of course, most likely
one with an initial A.

==Sima is a kinnuy for Simcha, Heb, meaning "Joy." Most likely she would have been
given a then-popular name starting with an S: Susan, Sue, Shirley (had she been
born between 1936 and 1942).

<< I beleive there is an old autobiography called Pile it High but I haven't been
able to find it anywhere at a reasonable price. I don't wish to pay 340 pounds to
find it doesn't mention anything about his early family.

==Ask your public library to find the book on inter-library loan. Or they may be
able to get a photocopy of the pages/chapter that you seek. Generally, librarians
enjoy solving mysteries.

Michael Bernet, New York
mbernet@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tracing the Jack COHEN who founded Tesco Family Tree #general

MBernet@...
 

debbieinscotland@googlemail.com writes:
<< I found Jacob KOHEN born 6 October 1898 to Avroam KOHEN and his 1st wife Sime
ZAMREMBA. I've looked up and can not find any mention on the census of Avroam,
don't know the English version of that name. Tried to look up to see if Jack had
any bothers or sisters but any biography I could find on the web didn't mention
any family other than father and mother. Does anyone know either where I can
find a family tree on the web for Jack COHEN or have any information on siblings or
even know of any family connection. Also what is the anglisised name for Avroam
and Sime.>>

==Avroam is clearly a phonetic (Yiddish) form of the Biblical name that is
rendered Abraham in English. He may have assumed any name of course, most likely
one with an initial A.

==Sima is a kinnuy for Simcha, Heb, meaning "Joy." Most likely she would have been
given a then-popular name starting with an S: Susan, Sue, Shirley (had she been
born between 1936 and 1942).

<< I beleive there is an old autobiography called Pile it High but I haven't been
able to find it anywhere at a reasonable price. I don't wish to pay 340 pounds to
find it doesn't mention anything about his early family.

==Ask your public library to find the book on inter-library loan. Or they may be
able to get a photocopy of the pages/chapter that you seek. Generally, librarians
enjoy solving mysteries.

Michael Bernet, New York
mbernet@aol.com


Papenburg #germany

Margaret Fullarton and David Mark <fullmark@...>
 

Hello
While researching my husband's family I have become interested in my own
Jewish forebears and was hoping someone on this list may be able to help.
It has become family knowledge without any real basis except family stories
that my great great grandmother was Jewish but converted to Catholicism on
marriage. It was often commented upon that the "girls" (the last of whom
died last year at 92!) were very like their grandmother - olive skin, dark
eyes and black hair - by visiting relatives saying "but of course - their
grandmother is Jewish" It was also said that my g uncle, married to my
great g father's sister and the only one to remain in Germany, lost his
teaching job because he was married to a Jew. I do know that they had to
move >from their home and wandered around the area during the war and that my
family supported them >from that time until the late 50s when they died but
this may only have been because of the effects of war.
My query is this - was there a large Jewish population in Emsland? What
would the Jewish population work at when most men were sailors in Papenburg?
How can I find out more about the Jews of the area?

There is a memorial in Papenburg to the Jewish people but at the time I
visited Papenburg I did not know my family names which are Seibolds and
Niebeur which appear to be Catholic. We have gone about as far as we can
with Church records but wonder where to now?
I would be grateful for some advice.

Margaret Fullarton Oaklands NSW Australia fullmark@bigpond.net.au


German SIG #Germany Papenburg #germany

Margaret Fullarton and David Mark <fullmark@...>
 

Hello
While researching my husband's family I have become interested in my own
Jewish forebears and was hoping someone on this list may be able to help.
It has become family knowledge without any real basis except family stories
that my great great grandmother was Jewish but converted to Catholicism on
marriage. It was often commented upon that the "girls" (the last of whom
died last year at 92!) were very like their grandmother - olive skin, dark
eyes and black hair - by visiting relatives saying "but of course - their
grandmother is Jewish" It was also said that my g uncle, married to my
great g father's sister and the only one to remain in Germany, lost his
teaching job because he was married to a Jew. I do know that they had to
move >from their home and wandered around the area during the war and that my
family supported them >from that time until the late 50s when they died but
this may only have been because of the effects of war.
My query is this - was there a large Jewish population in Emsland? What
would the Jewish population work at when most men were sailors in Papenburg?
How can I find out more about the Jews of the area?

There is a memorial in Papenburg to the Jewish people but at the time I
visited Papenburg I did not know my family names which are Seibolds and
Niebeur which appear to be Catholic. We have gone about as far as we can
with Church records but wonder where to now?
I would be grateful for some advice.

Margaret Fullarton Oaklands NSW Australia fullmark@bigpond.net.au