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Re: schools in Kew #unitedkingdom

HPOLLINS@...
 

In a message dated 28/02/2008 16:32:25 GMT Standard Time,
bersoni@hotmail.com writes:
Does anyone know about schools in Kew, in the middle of the 19th century
(1830s-1850s) that admitted Jews?
--------------------------


Do you mean apart >from Neumegen's school for Jews, which moved >from
Highgate to Kew in 1942

Harold Pollins


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: schools in Kew #unitedkingdom

HPOLLINS@...
 

In a message dated 28/02/2008 16:32:25 GMT Standard Time,
bersoni@hotmail.com writes:
Does anyone know about schools in Kew, in the middle of the 19th century
(1830s-1850s) that admitted Jews?
--------------------------


Do you mean apart >from Neumegen's school for Jews, which moved >from
Highgate to Kew in 1942

Harold Pollins


Har Jehuda Cemetery, Upper Darby, Pa. #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

For all those that answered my post about Har Jehuda Cemetery, thank you. I took
your suggestions, and my problem has been solved.

Thanks to all.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Har Jehuda Cemetery, Upper Darby, Pa. #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

For all those that answered my post about Har Jehuda Cemetery, thank you. I took
your suggestions, and my problem has been solved.

Thanks to all.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey

Moderator Note: A great way to show your appreciation for all that is done through
the efforts of JewishGen is a general contribution to JewishGen, is to contribute
to your favorite project, or honor a worthy individual. We rely exclusively on
your generosity to ensure our continued growth. Follow this link to make a
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schools in Kew (UK), middle of 19th century #general

Irina Fridman
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone know of any schools in Kew (UK) in the middle of the 19th century which
admitted Jews?

Thank you in advance,
Irina Shub
Chatham, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen schools in Kew (UK), middle of 19th century #general

Irina Fridman
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone know of any schools in Kew (UK) in the middle of the 19th century which
admitted Jews?

Thank you in advance,
Irina Shub
Chatham, UK


"Jews in Small Towns: Legends and Legacies" - indexed? #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

I am reading a book called "Jews in Small Towns: Legends and Legacies," by Howard
Epstein that I obtained through interlibrary loan. It was published in 1996 and is
741 pages long. It includes 140 separate first-hand accounts about growing up
Jewish in 140 separate towns in 26 states and three Canadian provinces. In the
process of telling their stories, the writers include references to relatives,
other Jewish residents, and occasionally the names of towns of origin in the old
country. Unfortunately, it is not indexed, and I have not found reference to
anyone doing their own index. I don't even see a digital copy of the table of
contents available on the net. Has anyone done their own index? Or does anyone
know if one has been done?

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Jews in Small Towns: Legends and Legacies" - indexed? #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

I am reading a book called "Jews in Small Towns: Legends and Legacies," by Howard
Epstein that I obtained through interlibrary loan. It was published in 1996 and is
741 pages long. It includes 140 separate first-hand accounts about growing up
Jewish in 140 separate towns in 26 states and three Canadian provinces. In the
process of telling their stories, the writers include references to relatives,
other Jewish residents, and occasionally the names of towns of origin in the old
country. Unfortunately, it is not indexed, and I have not found reference to
anyone doing their own index. I don't even see a digital copy of the table of
contents available on the net. Has anyone done their own index? Or does anyone
know if one has been done?

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA


schools in Kew #unitedkingdom

Irina Fridman
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone know about schools in Kew, in the middle of the 19th century (1830s-1850s) that admitted Jews?

Kind regards,
Irina Shub
Chatham, UK


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom schools in Kew #unitedkingdom

Irina Fridman
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone know about schools in Kew, in the middle of the 19th century (1830s-1850s) that admitted Jews?

Kind regards,
Irina Shub
Chatham, UK


Re: HITLER was originally HUTTLER #general

Wegner, Peter
 

Dear Celia

Re the Jewish "HITLER" family and the discussion of possible relationship to you
know who: I recall being informed as a child that Hitler's original name was not
Hitler at all but "Schickelgruber." So, was that not true? Was it just a myth --
so that people could say he changed it because it sounded too much like
"Shekel-grabber"? (-:)

Judith Romney Wegner

MODERATOR NOTE: The discussion of surname changes and the reasons behind them is,
of course of genealogical interest - many of us struggle to understand how our
ancestors became known by the surnames we find for them. If you are contributing
to this conversation, please make sure that your comments don't veer off to a
discussion about the infamous person whose name is referenced above.


Yizkor Book Project Report for February 2008 #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

The Yizkor Book Project added two new entries and 15 updates during
February 2008.

New entries:

-Grebow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. III
-Grybow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. III

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Belchatow, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dzialoszyce, Poland
-Jonava, Lithuania
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Kamen Kashirsky, Ukraine
-Lite, vol. I
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Podu Iloaiei, Romania
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys, Lithuania
-Zaglembie, Poland

We are pleased to announce that Jamie Kotler is the new project
coordinator for the Miedzyrzec-Podlaski, Poland yizkor book
fundraising project.

Please contact me privately if you are interested in starting a
translation project.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Only 31 Days left to nominate organizations for the Stern Grant Fund #ukraine

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Calling all genealogists,

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) has a
special fund called the Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Fund and every
genealogist should be nominating a non-profit organization for this very
special grant. The funds received by your favorite organization can be used
to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced
resources to benefit Jewish genealogists all over the world.

Imagine what your favorite archives or library could do with a grant of
$2000 if they receive the grant. Grants are awarded to institutions not
individuals. Since 1991 over $30,000 has been given to projects such as
digitizing and indexing 400,000 naturalization records >from Montreal,
indexing 25,000 tuberculosis patient files >from 1904 to 1920 in Denver,
computerization of Russian Holocaust victims lists, assistance in digitizing
Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem, and many more projects (see the full list
at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/stern.html). The list of institutions who have
received the grant read like the Who's Who of Jewish Genealogical Sources.

The Malcolm Stern Grant honors Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern and his efforts to
increase the availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research. The
intention of the Grant is to encourage institutions to pursue projects,
activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to
benefit Jewish genealogists.

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Rabbi Stern and his spirit
lives in each and every Jewish genealogist as they pursue his life-long
passion of spreading Jewish learning through knowledge of our families.

The 2008 Stern Grant committee is now accepting nominations. The deadline
for receipt of nominations is April 1, 2008. Go to www.iajgs.org for
information about nominating and other details of this important grant.
Announcement of recipients will be made at the annual IAJGS conference in
Chicago in August 2008. Nominations must be sent to the committee chair:
Eileen Polakoff at eileenpolakoff@att.net.

If you are a society or SIG member please contact your leadership and ask
them to get involved.

Thanking you in advance for spreading the word about this important IAJGS
activity.

Eileen Polakoff, Chair
Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Fund
Members: Alan Greenberg and Hadassah Lipsius

All nominations will be confirmed to make sure none get "lost in the mail."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: HITLER was originally HUTTLER #general

Wegner, Peter
 

Dear Celia

Re the Jewish "HITLER" family and the discussion of possible relationship to you
know who: I recall being informed as a child that Hitler's original name was not
Hitler at all but "Schickelgruber." So, was that not true? Was it just a myth --
so that people could say he changed it because it sounded too much like
"Shekel-grabber"? (-:)

Judith Romney Wegner

MODERATOR NOTE: The discussion of surname changes and the reasons behind them is,
of course of genealogical interest - many of us struggle to understand how our
ancestors became known by the surnames we find for them. If you are contributing
to this conversation, please make sure that your comments don't veer off to a
discussion about the infamous person whose name is referenced above.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yizkor Book Project Report for February 2008 #ukraine

Joyce Field
 

The Yizkor Book Project added two new entries and 15 updates during
February 2008.

New entries:

-Grebow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. III
-Grybow, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. III

Updates:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Belchatow, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dzialoszyce, Poland
-Jonava, Lithuania
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Kamen Kashirsky, Ukraine
-Lite, vol. I
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Podu Iloaiei, Romania
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys, Lithuania
-Zaglembie, Poland

We are pleased to announce that Jamie Kotler is the new project
coordinator for the Miedzyrzec-Podlaski, Poland yizkor book
fundraising project.

Please contact me privately if you are interested in starting a
translation project.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Only 31 Days left to nominate organizations for the Stern Grant Fund #ukraine

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Calling all genealogists,

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) has a
special fund called the Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Fund and every
genealogist should be nominating a non-profit organization for this very
special grant. The funds received by your favorite organization can be used
to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced
resources to benefit Jewish genealogists all over the world.

Imagine what your favorite archives or library could do with a grant of
$2000 if they receive the grant. Grants are awarded to institutions not
individuals. Since 1991 over $30,000 has been given to projects such as
digitizing and indexing 400,000 naturalization records >from Montreal,
indexing 25,000 tuberculosis patient files >from 1904 to 1920 in Denver,
computerization of Russian Holocaust victims lists, assistance in digitizing
Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem, and many more projects (see the full list
at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/stern.html). The list of institutions who have
received the grant read like the Who's Who of Jewish Genealogical Sources.

The Malcolm Stern Grant honors Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern and his efforts to
increase the availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research. The
intention of the Grant is to encourage institutions to pursue projects,
activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to
benefit Jewish genealogists.

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Rabbi Stern and his spirit
lives in each and every Jewish genealogist as they pursue his life-long
passion of spreading Jewish learning through knowledge of our families.

The 2008 Stern Grant committee is now accepting nominations. The deadline
for receipt of nominations is April 1, 2008. Go to www.iajgs.org for
information about nominating and other details of this important grant.
Announcement of recipients will be made at the annual IAJGS conference in
Chicago in August 2008. Nominations must be sent to the committee chair:
Eileen Polakoff at eileenpolakoff@att.net.

If you are a society or SIG member please contact your leadership and ask
them to get involved.

Thanking you in advance for spreading the word about this important IAJGS
activity.

Eileen Polakoff, Chair
Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Fund
Members: Alan Greenberg and Hadassah Lipsius

All nominations will be confirmed to make sure none get "lost in the mail."


Zhashkov / Stavisht to Argentina? #ukraine

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

I was wondering if any list members had experience in their research
of finding relatives >from these towns or nearby towns, emigrating to
Argentina. Thanks to the efforts of a list member, I received a
wonderful description of life in Zhashkov >from the Stavisht Yizkor
book. Included therein was a hand drawn map of Zhashkov and on
this map were a couple of homes labeled "ROSENFELD". My REST
relative >from Zhashkov married Celia ROSENFELD. He came to
Argentina in 1906. I recently received a bit of information >from the
Museo Moises Ville which included the surname ROSENFELD in its records.

Just thought I'd check to see if anyone had a similar history in
their families.


Elaine Bush
erbush@phch.org
http://elainebush.tribalpages.com
visitor password: bushtree


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Zhashkov / Stavisht to Argentina? #ukraine

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

I was wondering if any list members had experience in their research
of finding relatives >from these towns or nearby towns, emigrating to
Argentina. Thanks to the efforts of a list member, I received a
wonderful description of life in Zhashkov >from the Stavisht Yizkor
book. Included therein was a hand drawn map of Zhashkov and on
this map were a couple of homes labeled "ROSENFELD". My REST
relative >from Zhashkov married Celia ROSENFELD. He came to
Argentina in 1906. I recently received a bit of information >from the
Museo Moises Ville which included the surname ROSENFELD in its records.

Just thought I'd check to see if anyone had a similar history in
their families.


Elaine Bush
erbush@phch.org
http://elainebush.tribalpages.com
visitor password: bushtree


Help with response(?) from Kherson Archive #ukraine

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

I just received a response to my inquiry to the Kherson Archives.
The attachment I received >from them (with no accompanying
instructions), seemed to be in the form of a letter-- it was
addressed to me, but only contained lines, and a few dates. It
*appears* as if there is information, but it has been blocked out?
with just lines in the place of typing. Has anyone received
something like this >from them? I'm thinking they probably want some
$$ to release the info, but there are no instructions-- save an email
address. I'll respond to the email and ask what to do, but thought
I'd ask here first.

Elaine Bush
erbush@phch.org
http://elainebush.tribalpages.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Help with response(?) from Kherson Archive #ukraine

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

I just received a response to my inquiry to the Kherson Archives.
The attachment I received >from them (with no accompanying
instructions), seemed to be in the form of a letter-- it was
addressed to me, but only contained lines, and a few dates. It
*appears* as if there is information, but it has been blocked out?
with just lines in the place of typing. Has anyone received
something like this >from them? I'm thinking they probably want some
$$ to release the info, but there are no instructions-- save an email
address. I'll respond to the email and ask what to do, but thought
I'd ask here first.

Elaine Bush
erbush@phch.org
http://elainebush.tribalpages.com