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Denver- Sunday Oct. 18th - Jewish Family Tree Initiative Starts #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

On Sunday morning, October 18th, the eight-session Jewish Family Tree
Initiative: Workshop and Mentoring Series will begin at Temple Sinai,
3509 S. Glencoe Street, Denver.

Started last year in Boulder, the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Colorado was awarded a Rose Community Foundation Grant to develop and
publicize this innovative program to help start Jewish family history
research.

If you've never traced family history, this is for you.And if you've
started before, but stalled, this is also the program for you.
Each two-hour session will include an instructional lecture and a hands-on
workshop to assist with the creation of family trees and historical research
utilizing genealogical resources and techniques.Choose the topics that
interest you most and fit with your schedule, or attend them all.
Mentoring assistance outside of class will be available as part of the
program.It is open to everyone.

October 18th 9:30-11:45 am
Family History Starts with Family: Interviewing Techniques Offline,
Online and On Tape

$18 one-time fee covers a book and materials, as well as one year of
membership in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado.

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
President, JGS of Colorado
www.jgsco.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Denver- Sunday Oct. 18th - Jewish Family Tree Initiative Starts #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

On Sunday morning, October 18th, the eight-session Jewish Family Tree
Initiative: Workshop and Mentoring Series will begin at Temple Sinai,
3509 S. Glencoe Street, Denver.

Started last year in Boulder, the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Colorado was awarded a Rose Community Foundation Grant to develop and
publicize this innovative program to help start Jewish family history
research.

If you've never traced family history, this is for you.And if you've
started before, but stalled, this is also the program for you.
Each two-hour session will include an instructional lecture and a hands-on
workshop to assist with the creation of family trees and historical research
utilizing genealogical resources and techniques.Choose the topics that
interest you most and fit with your schedule, or attend them all.
Mentoring assistance outside of class will be available as part of the
program.It is open to everyone.

October 18th 9:30-11:45 am
Family History Starts with Family: Interviewing Techniques Offline,
Online and On Tape

$18 one-time fee covers a book and materials, as well as one year of
membership in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado.

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
President, JGS of Colorado
www.jgsco.org


Louis FREEDMAN/FREEMAN/FRIEDMAN - UK #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

Louis FREEDMAN (Yehuda son of Tobias) was born around
1866/68 in Germany. All census's have consistently shown
Germany as his origin. His surname spelling has also
shown as FREEMAN and FRIEDMAN.
Louis passed away in Liverpool, January, 1949.

By March 1890, he is in Leeds where he married
Rachel SIMON (born around 1864). There is some consternation
with her surname..some certs show COHEN and other's JACOBS.
She was the daughter of Simon (Isaac Yitzhak) and she
passed away in January,1904. Her origin was 'Russia'.
Witnesses were Morris ROSENBERG and Morris COHEN.
Louis and Rachel left Leeds for Liverpool and were there
by 1901. Children; Gedaliah/Dal/Daniel/Dave, born Leeds,
Hyman/Harry, Nellie/Helen/Lillian, Samuel, Elias/Eli and
Isaac, all born in Liverpool.

His second "marriage" (no records, around 1904/5) was to
Becky/Rebecca COHEN nee COHEN (1875-1911), possibly in
Liverpool. She also shows as being >from 'Russia'.
It's likely that she already had a son called Abraham
and their joint sons were Edward/Teri/Teddy and
Harry/Henry, both born in Liverpool.

His third "marriage" (no records, around 1911/13) was to
Rosie GREENBLATT (1872-1934) in Liverpool. She was
previously married to Simon YANKELOVICH who passed
away prior to 1911. Joint daughter was Eva, born Liverpool.

A Louis FRIEDMAN did arrive in Hull via Lomza in 1899,
but this is not the same person. His wife was Annie.

Does Louis or any of his wives sound familiar?
I am also trying to find where Louis and Tobias came
from in Germany.
Please contact me on a1steve@... with any connection.

Naomi Ogin
Brisbane
Searching;BRESNARK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,
DAVIDOVITCH,DOMANIS,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,
HARYUDAH,HIATT,HUNT,LEBIS,OGIN,ORGIN,
POLIAKOFF,RABIN,RABINOVITCH,RANDALL,
RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,TISMAN,TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis FREEDMAN/FREEMAN/FRIEDMAN - UK #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

Louis FREEDMAN (Yehuda son of Tobias) was born around
1866/68 in Germany. All census's have consistently shown
Germany as his origin. His surname spelling has also
shown as FREEMAN and FRIEDMAN.
Louis passed away in Liverpool, January, 1949.

By March 1890, he is in Leeds where he married
Rachel SIMON (born around 1864). There is some consternation
with her surname..some certs show COHEN and other's JACOBS.
She was the daughter of Simon (Isaac Yitzhak) and she
passed away in January,1904. Her origin was 'Russia'.
Witnesses were Morris ROSENBERG and Morris COHEN.
Louis and Rachel left Leeds for Liverpool and were there
by 1901. Children; Gedaliah/Dal/Daniel/Dave, born Leeds,
Hyman/Harry, Nellie/Helen/Lillian, Samuel, Elias/Eli and
Isaac, all born in Liverpool.

His second "marriage" (no records, around 1904/5) was to
Becky/Rebecca COHEN nee COHEN (1875-1911), possibly in
Liverpool. She also shows as being >from 'Russia'.
It's likely that she already had a son called Abraham
and their joint sons were Edward/Teri/Teddy and
Harry/Henry, both born in Liverpool.

His third "marriage" (no records, around 1911/13) was to
Rosie GREENBLATT (1872-1934) in Liverpool. She was
previously married to Simon YANKELOVICH who passed
away prior to 1911. Joint daughter was Eva, born Liverpool.

A Louis FRIEDMAN did arrive in Hull via Lomza in 1899,
but this is not the same person. His wife was Annie.

Does Louis or any of his wives sound familiar?
I am also trying to find where Louis and Tobias came
from in Germany.
Please contact me on a1steve@... with any connection.

Naomi Ogin
Brisbane
Searching;BRESNARK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,
DAVIDOVITCH,DOMANIS,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,
HARYUDAH,HIATT,HUNT,LEBIS,OGIN,ORGIN,
POLIAKOFF,RABIN,RABINOVITCH,RANDALL,
RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,TISMAN,TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON


Re: Scanning of old photos #general

tom
 

In general terms, the higher the resolution, the better - you are
throwing away information at lower resolutions, so always save a master
"archive copy" at high resolution. (also, remember that tonal range is
just as important as "dots per inch", so be sure to scan with enough
"bits per pixel" to get good colour or smooth grayscale.)

However, that isn't always practical for emailing or posting on the internet,
so you may need to create smaller files. but it's always possible to make
low-resolution versions >from high-, but not vice versa.

And keep in mind that computer technology is advancing rapidly, so files
that are too big to work with today, will be disappointingly grainy in a
few years. (my current hard disk is 4,000 times as large as my first one,
and cost 1/10 as much. By january, i will replace it again with one twice
as big at half the price.)

Also, unlike paper, be prepared to transfer your digital files to newer
media, because at some point the equipment or the software to access them
will be obsolete. This usually means time and expense every 5-10 years to
copy everything over.

One typical example is a relative who has a huge stash of old 8mm home
movies. In order to preserve them, they need to be copied >from the
original film to video. Paying a commercial firm to copy 2,000 hours of
film is too expensive, and the time to do it at home becomes more of a
full-time job than just a hobby. The only good news is that by scanning the
film directly to digital, he will eliminate some of the imperfections of an
intermediate recording to videotape.

....... tom klein, toronto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Scanning of old photos #general

tom
 

In general terms, the higher the resolution, the better - you are
throwing away information at lower resolutions, so always save a master
"archive copy" at high resolution. (also, remember that tonal range is
just as important as "dots per inch", so be sure to scan with enough
"bits per pixel" to get good colour or smooth grayscale.)

However, that isn't always practical for emailing or posting on the internet,
so you may need to create smaller files. but it's always possible to make
low-resolution versions >from high-, but not vice versa.

And keep in mind that computer technology is advancing rapidly, so files
that are too big to work with today, will be disappointingly grainy in a
few years. (my current hard disk is 4,000 times as large as my first one,
and cost 1/10 as much. By january, i will replace it again with one twice
as big at half the price.)

Also, unlike paper, be prepared to transfer your digital files to newer
media, because at some point the equipment or the software to access them
will be obsolete. This usually means time and expense every 5-10 years to
copy everything over.

One typical example is a relative who has a huge stash of old 8mm home
movies. In order to preserve them, they need to be copied >from the
original film to video. Paying a commercial firm to copy 2,000 hours of
film is too expensive, and the time to do it at home becomes more of a
full-time job than just a hobby. The only good news is that by scanning the
film directly to digital, he will eliminate some of the imperfections of an
intermediate recording to videotape.

....... tom klein, toronto


Re: Scanning of old photos #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Of course, more is better BUT make sure your scanner is actually
scanning at 1200dpi.

In my experience, cheaper scanners scan at 600dpi and the extra
resolution beyond 600dpi is created by software, not by the scanner.
To work at higher resolutions, you may also have to add RAM to your
computer.

Zev Griner
Baltimore

Is there any recomendation on the resolution (number of dpis) to
preserve old photos?

My very simple scanner will allow >from 200 to 2400. Simple thinking is
that the bigger the better, specially expecting for tools to upgrade
the pictures (old and cracked). But if I scan in 1200, then my pc wont
even work with the file.
snip.....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Scanning of old photos #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Of course, more is better BUT make sure your scanner is actually
scanning at 1200dpi.

In my experience, cheaper scanners scan at 600dpi and the extra
resolution beyond 600dpi is created by software, not by the scanner.
To work at higher resolutions, you may also have to add RAM to your
computer.

Zev Griner
Baltimore

Is there any recomendation on the resolution (number of dpis) to
preserve old photos?

My very simple scanner will allow >from 200 to 2400. Simple thinking is
that the bigger the better, specially expecting for tools to upgrade
the pictures (old and cracked). But if I scan in 1200, then my pc wont
even work with the file.
snip.....


Re: Scanning of old photos #general

Gal Buki <buki@...>
 

You should scan them at least with 300dpi.
If you want to have the option to print the picture in the future in a
bigger size then you have to scan it with more dpi. (e.g. 2x the size =
600 dpi)
It also helps to scan with more dpi if you want to restore old pictures.
Here it could make sense to scan with 1200 dpi.

Also very important is the bit depth. Take here as much as possible.

If you don't have any option to change this setting try VueScan from
http://www.hamrick.com/ .

Best,
Gal Buki

Alberto Guido Chester wrote:

Is there any recomendation on the resolution (number of dpis) to
preserve old photos?

My very simple scanner will allow >from 200 to 2400. Simple thinking is
that the bigger the better, specially expecting for tools to upgrade
the pictures (old and cracked). But if I scan in 1200, then my pc wont
even work with the file.

Any suggestions?

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Scanning of old photos #general

Gal Buki <buki@...>
 

You should scan them at least with 300dpi.
If you want to have the option to print the picture in the future in a
bigger size then you have to scan it with more dpi. (e.g. 2x the size =
600 dpi)
It also helps to scan with more dpi if you want to restore old pictures.
Here it could make sense to scan with 1200 dpi.

Also very important is the bit depth. Take here as much as possible.

If you don't have any option to change this setting try VueScan from
http://www.hamrick.com/ .

Best,
Gal Buki

Alberto Guido Chester wrote:

Is there any recomendation on the resolution (number of dpis) to
preserve old photos?

My very simple scanner will allow >from 200 to 2400. Simple thinking is
that the bigger the better, specially expecting for tools to upgrade
the pictures (old and cracked). But if I scan in 1200, then my pc wont
even work with the file.

Any suggestions?

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

MODERATOR NOTE: Such technical matters are really beyond the
scope of this List, so please respond privately, except in very
general terms.
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Albrecht JONAS Born Gladenbach, Hessen, Germany - Lived in Sweden After the War #general

Linda Shefler
 

According to Pages of Testimony submitted by Albrecht JONAS for his mother
Berta nee ZELLER, and his step-father Nathan EHRENREICH, Albrecht JONAS (son
of Julius JONAS), born Feb 1915 in Gladenbach, Hessen, Germany was living in
Goteborg Sweden sometime after the war. Unfortunately, the PoTs aren't
dated.

I believe that Albrecht had a half brother Rudolf EHRENREICH. I cannot find
any evidence that he perished during the war, but I don't know what happened
to him.

If anyone is aware of either of these men I would greatly appreciate hearing
from you. They are a part of my Gruenebaum family originally from
Zuentersbach. Please respond privately.

Many thanks.
Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon, Israel
linda.shefler@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Albrecht JONAS Born Gladenbach, Hessen, Germany - Lived in Sweden After the War #general

Linda Shefler
 

According to Pages of Testimony submitted by Albrecht JONAS for his mother
Berta nee ZELLER, and his step-father Nathan EHRENREICH, Albrecht JONAS (son
of Julius JONAS), born Feb 1915 in Gladenbach, Hessen, Germany was living in
Goteborg Sweden sometime after the war. Unfortunately, the PoTs aren't
dated.

I believe that Albrecht had a half brother Rudolf EHRENREICH. I cannot find
any evidence that he perished during the war, but I don't know what happened
to him.

If anyone is aware of either of these men I would greatly appreciate hearing
from you. They are a part of my Gruenebaum family originally from
Zuentersbach. Please respond privately.

Many thanks.
Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon, Israel
linda.shefler@...


Born on a ship...birthplace? #general

Mjn519@...
 

If a person was born on a ship, on its way to NY, what would they put down
as their birthplace? I have one relative with 3 different birthplace
listed....NY, Russia and United States of America. I haven't found his
passenger list yet. So, what would be proper as his birthplace if born on a
ship ...New York (his destination)?

Marie Lubman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Born on a ship...birthplace? #general

Mjn519@...
 

If a person was born on a ship, on its way to NY, what would they put down
as their birthplace? I have one relative with 3 different birthplace
listed....NY, Russia and United States of America. I haven't found his
passenger list yet. So, what would be proper as his birthplace if born on a
ship ...New York (his destination)?

Marie Lubman


Re: Question regarding Geni family trees #general

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

I agree with Gina.

Actually, I did not put any of my trees on Geni. What happen is that
I sent branches of our trees to people on those branches and they
started Geni trees, which as Gina says soon gets out of control.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle NY

I would like to comment on the query regarding Geni family trees by
relating my own very bad recent experience with the site.
snip.....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Question regarding Geni family trees #general

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

I agree with Gina.

Actually, I did not put any of my trees on Geni. What happen is that
I sent branches of our trees to people on those branches and they
started Geni trees, which as Gina says soon gets out of control.

Joe Fibel
New Rochelle NY

I would like to comment on the query regarding Geni family trees by
relating my own very bad recent experience with the site.
snip.....


SUKHOTINSKY #general

JKLAYMAN@...
 

I have been unable to find anything regarding my father'family. until 1917
they lived in Dnepopetrovsk(Yekaterinaslav).
I also know that there were 11 siblings in the family. My grandfather had a
very profitable hardware business, that they were very middle class as
they also had a dasha somewhere. Any help would be very greatfully appreciated.
Dina Klayman
JKLAYMAN@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SUKHOTINSKY #general

JKLAYMAN@...
 

I have been unable to find anything regarding my father'family. until 1917
they lived in Dnepopetrovsk(Yekaterinaslav).
I also know that there were 11 siblings in the family. My grandfather had a
very profitable hardware business, that they were very middle class as
they also had a dasha somewhere. Any help would be very greatfully appreciated.
Dina Klayman
JKLAYMAN@...


Photo Request - Agudat Achim Cemetery in Los Angeles #general

tina levine
 

Dear Genners:

Am trying to obtain a photo of a grave of a relative.
The deceased's name was Peretz Parker (ne Pachter), son of Yehuda haLevi.
He is buried in the Agudat Achim Cemetery in Los Angeles. Date of death
April 30, 1936.

Will reciprocate the favor at any of the NYC cemeteries.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tina Pachter Levine
NYC
PACHTER - Siemiatycze, Bransk, Klesczele


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo Request - Agudat Achim Cemetery in Los Angeles #general

tina levine
 

Dear Genners:

Am trying to obtain a photo of a grave of a relative.
The deceased's name was Peretz Parker (ne Pachter), son of Yehuda haLevi.
He is buried in the Agudat Achim Cemetery in Los Angeles. Date of death
April 30, 1936.

Will reciprocate the favor at any of the NYC cemeteries.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tina Pachter Levine
NYC
PACHTER - Siemiatycze, Bransk, Klesczele