Date   

Burial Listings for Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale, Michigan #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

I thought there might be some of you who might be interested to know that
there is a listing of more than 15,000 burials found within the Machpelah
Cemetery of Ferndale, Michigan. Ferndale is part of the Detroit metropolitan
area. Their website doesn't have a searchable database per se, but they list
their burials alphabetically on a number of webpages. The data supplied
includes grave number, section, row, lot, lazst name, first name, middle
name, date of death and age at death.

The URL for the cemetery and the data is
http://www.machpelahcemetery.org/index.htm. Just click on the link for the
"Burial List" located within the left-hand column and choose the page that
includes the first letter of the last name you're looking for.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@...


Trying to Locate Petrus Paulus HANDGRIFF from Geleen, Netherlands #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am attempting to locate Petrus Paulus HANDGRIFF >from Geleen, NL. He
submitted several Pages of Testimony for the HANDGRIFF family which I am
sure is a part of the family I am researching.

I have tried unsuccessfully to find some way to contact Petrus, is there
someone in Holland who would be kind enough to provide me with a means to do
so?

Many thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@...


Re: NYC Archives Lookup Request #general

Roger Lustig
 

Public response here, because I think it's of general interest:

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has copies of the
microfilms that a vital-records searcher would be consulting in NYC.
Anyone who has a friend or colleague in SLC may find it simpler to get
records >from there, for several reasons:
--no $11 fee per certificate, nor a $5 daily fee.
--better microfilm readers.
--if large numbers of records are needed, even hiring a professional
researcher is more economical.
--Scanners reduce the reproduction cost per record to $0.
--Almost all the information needed to find the location of a record is
on-line anyway, thanks to our friends at italiangen.org. (They're still
working on some of the brides indexes, for instance.) So in most cases
one can send one's SLC contact a simple list of names, dates and image
numbers >from the index plus reel numbers >from the FHL on-line catalog.
--Cheaper parking rates.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 4/29/2010 1:28 AM, Amy Samin wrote:
Is anyone already planning to go to the NYC Archives and would be willing to do
a lookup for me? I have all of the info, including the number of the birth
certificate, but I want to be sure it's the right person before ordering the
record. I just need the names of the parents.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burial Listings for Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale, Michigan #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

I thought there might be some of you who might be interested to know that
there is a listing of more than 15,000 burials found within the Machpelah
Cemetery of Ferndale, Michigan. Ferndale is part of the Detroit metropolitan
area. Their website doesn't have a searchable database per se, but they list
their burials alphabetically on a number of webpages. The data supplied
includes grave number, section, row, lot, lazst name, first name, middle
name, date of death and age at death.

The URL for the cemetery and the data is
http://www.machpelahcemetery.org/index.htm. Just click on the link for the
"Burial List" located within the left-hand column and choose the page that
includes the first letter of the last name you're looking for.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to Locate Petrus Paulus HANDGRIFF from Geleen, Netherlands #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am attempting to locate Petrus Paulus HANDGRIFF >from Geleen, NL. He
submitted several Pages of Testimony for the HANDGRIFF family which I am
sure is a part of the family I am researching.

I have tried unsuccessfully to find some way to contact Petrus, is there
someone in Holland who would be kind enough to provide me with a means to do
so?

Many thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod HaSharon
linda.shefler@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Archives Lookup Request #general

Roger Lustig
 

Public response here, because I think it's of general interest:

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has copies of the
microfilms that a vital-records searcher would be consulting in NYC.
Anyone who has a friend or colleague in SLC may find it simpler to get
records >from there, for several reasons:
--no $11 fee per certificate, nor a $5 daily fee.
--better microfilm readers.
--if large numbers of records are needed, even hiring a professional
researcher is more economical.
--Scanners reduce the reproduction cost per record to $0.
--Almost all the information needed to find the location of a record is
on-line anyway, thanks to our friends at italiangen.org. (They're still
working on some of the brides indexes, for instance.) So in most cases
one can send one's SLC contact a simple list of names, dates and image
numbers >from the index plus reel numbers >from the FHL on-line catalog.
--Cheaper parking rates.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 4/29/2010 1:28 AM, Amy Samin wrote:
Is anyone already planning to go to the NYC Archives and would be willing to do
a lookup for me? I have all of the info, including the number of the birth
certificate, but I want to be sure it's the right person before ordering the
record. I just need the names of the parents.


New digitized Canadian newspapers #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Multicultural Canada, http://multiculturalcanada.ca/ , has increased
its collection of digitized Canadian Jewish newspapers/weeklies. It
has Canadian Jewish News, Canadian Jewish Review, and Jewish Western
Bulletin.

Zev Griner
GRINER,PANCER,BOJM/BAUM,LUDEN,ZAJDEL (Tomaszow Lubelski, Zamosc)


Picture of grave in Los Angeles #general

david rafky
 

If you live near the Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in L.A. and have reason to
visit this cemetery, I would very much appreciate a pic of the headstones of
my Uncle Morris Rafky and his wife Bertha. They died in 1969 and 1967,
respectively.

Many thanks.

Dave Rafky
Miami, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New digitized Canadian newspapers #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Multicultural Canada, http://multiculturalcanada.ca/ , has increased
its collection of digitized Canadian Jewish newspapers/weeklies. It
has Canadian Jewish News, Canadian Jewish Review, and Jewish Western
Bulletin.

Zev Griner
GRINER,PANCER,BOJM/BAUM,LUDEN,ZAJDEL (Tomaszow Lubelski, Zamosc)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Picture of grave in Los Angeles #general

david rafky
 

If you live near the Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in L.A. and have reason to
visit this cemetery, I would very much appreciate a pic of the headstones of
my Uncle Morris Rafky and his wife Bertha. They died in 1969 and 1967,
respectively.

Many thanks.

Dave Rafky
Miami, FL


Re: Great grandparents burial in Munich #germany

Kitty Munson Cooper
 

Ronnie Hess <rlhess@...> wrote:
I'm trying to locate the burial place of my great-grandparents,
presumably in Munich. GGF Lazarus Bar HESS (b. 1830, Adlerwirt), d.1901 in
Munich. His wife, my GGM Henriette (Jette) Kuhn HESS (b. 1836, Osterberg)
d. June 8, 1906 also in Munich. I presume these would be in the old Jewish
cemetery on Thalkirchnerstrasse. Any guidance in terms of how to access
any records >from the cemetery or contact the caretaker would be appreciated.

Dear Ronnie -

When I went to Munich, I called the Jewish Community Center and they
gave me the phone number for the attendant and such. They were most
helpful. A full report is here on the IAJGS cemetery site page for Munich:

http://iajgs.org/cemetery/bayern-bavaria/muenchen.html

Here are the pictures of my ancestors graves in that cemetery
which I took in 2000.

http://kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/munich_graves.html

Kitty Cooper, Fort Collins, Colorado <@kittymcooper>


German SIG #Germany Re: Great grandparents burial in Munich #germany

Kitty Munson Cooper
 

Ronnie Hess <rlhess@...> wrote:
I'm trying to locate the burial place of my great-grandparents,
presumably in Munich. GGF Lazarus Bar HESS (b. 1830, Adlerwirt), d.1901 in
Munich. His wife, my GGM Henriette (Jette) Kuhn HESS (b. 1836, Osterberg)
d. June 8, 1906 also in Munich. I presume these would be in the old Jewish
cemetery on Thalkirchnerstrasse. Any guidance in terms of how to access
any records >from the cemetery or contact the caretaker would be appreciated.

Dear Ronnie -

When I went to Munich, I called the Jewish Community Center and they
gave me the phone number for the attendant and such. They were most
helpful. A full report is here on the IAJGS cemetery site page for Munich:

http://iajgs.org/cemetery/bayern-bavaria/muenchen.html

Here are the pictures of my ancestors graves in that cemetery
which I took in 2000.

http://kittymunson.com/Thannhauser/munich_graves.html

Kitty Cooper, Fort Collins, Colorado <@kittymcooper>


Offer to photograph in Jewish cemetery in Chile #germany

Marcos A. Tebrich <marcos.tebrich@...>
 

Please, if any person needs some pictures of graves in the Jewish Cementery
in Chile, please, don´t hesitate to contact with me.

Most Sincerely, Marcos Tebrich, Santiago, Chile marcos.tebrich@...


German SIG #Germany Offer to photograph in Jewish cemetery in Chile #germany

Marcos A. Tebrich <marcos.tebrich@...>
 

Please, if any person needs some pictures of graves in the Jewish Cementery
in Chile, please, don´t hesitate to contact with me.

Most Sincerely, Marcos Tebrich, Santiago, Chile marcos.tebrich@...


JGS of Greater Philadelphia -May 2010 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia -May 2010 Meeting

Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM

Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road intersection of Old York Road (Route 611)
at Township Line (Route 73) Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Joan Saverino, Project Director of the Historical Society of
Pennsylvania's "PhilaPlace"
Topic: "PhilaPlace" which was designed as a repository for sharing stories
from our City of Neighborhoods
For further information on this and the meetings of our South Jersey
and Delaware County affiliates please visit:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp/

Lois Sernoff [JGSGPhila.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia -May 2010 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia -May 2010 Meeting

Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM

Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road intersection of Old York Road (Route 611)
at Township Line (Route 73) Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Joan Saverino, Project Director of the Historical Society of
Pennsylvania's "PhilaPlace"
Topic: "PhilaPlace" which was designed as a repository for sharing stories
from our City of Neighborhoods
For further information on this and the meetings of our South Jersey
and Delaware County affiliates please visit:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp/

Lois Sernoff [JGSGPhila.]


IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #belarus

bounce-2018823-772948@...
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline & Updates! #belarus

bounce-2018823-772948@...
 

Calling All Early Birds to the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles!

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The Friday, April 30th deadline for the early
bird registration rate for the IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy is fast approaching! Don't delay in registering or
you might forget before midnight Pacific Daylight Time when the
discount expires. The conference is taking place >from 11-16 July at
the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown's newest cultural and museum
district.

Programs, films, workshops and classes are still being added, but here
are a few of our newest entries:

We're honored to add Dr. Stephen Smith, new executive director of the
USC Shoah Foundation Institute, to our speaking roster. Smith
was the founding director of The UK Holocaust Centre, Britain's first
dedicated Holocaust memorial and education center. For his work in
establishing this center he became a Member of the Order of the
British Empire (M.B.E.). He also co-founded the Aegis Trust, an agency
engaged in the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith also chairs the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, the body that runs
the national Holocaust commemoration in the United Kingdom. Smith will
also participate in a "Breakfast With the Experts," entitled: "No
Stone Unturned: Furthering Your Holocaust Research," on Thursday, July
15 at 7:00 AM.

Smith is a dynamic speaker, dedicated to bringing the Shoah
Foundation's survivor testimonies into the 21st century by making them
accessible to a worldwide audience -- a topic he will address in his
lecture on Wednesday evening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. The conference will
have a dedicated section of the resource room for attendees to view
the streaming Shoah Foundation survivor interviews daily during the
conference week, beginning on Sunday at 10AM.

Professor Delores Sloane will be discussing her new book, "The
Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," a storyteller's account of
what happened to the Spanish Jews who were expelled and built new
lives outside of the Sefarad that had been their home for more than
1,500 years. Sloan is a vibrant and insightful speaker, who believes
that history is best understood through the experiences of those who
lived it. Sloan offers a compelling portrait of the Sephardic Jews,
who created a Golden Age on the Iberian Peninsula under Moslem rule
for almost 700 years, then continued to advance science, medicine,
political economy, government and the arts under the Christian hegemony
that followed. Go to: http://www.doloressloan.com/bookshelf/
for more information on her works.

Magnificent Maps! Tantalizing Travel! Fabulous Films!

This year we will have Brian Lenius talking about cadastral maps and
landowner records, researched at the Lviv, Ukraine archives, as well
as Alexander Dunai, >from Lviv, discussing maps located in the archives
in Ternopil, Ukraine as well. These lectures will be of interest to
both Galician and Ukrainian researchers, as these records are an
important adjunct to vital record research and can fill in the gaps of
historical and genealogical information when metrical records don't
exist for your towns or if there are gaps in the years of coverage.
We will also have Alexander Denysenko, another Lviv-based researcher
and guide, talking about travel to one's ancestral shtetl and Dunai
and Sol Sylvan (of the Seattle shtetl) will be teaming up to detail
how you can embark on a "trip of a lifetime." Experts will also be
available to discuss Jewish-focused journeys to parts of Hungary,
Slovakia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Cuba.

A special guest will be filmmaker, researcher and travel planner,
Michael Masterovoy, flying in >from Russia to speak at the Belarus SIG
luncheon about his recent trip to several Belarusian towns including
Movsha Shagal's -- aka Marc Chagall's -- Vitebsk. Masterovoy, a proud
Jewish resident of Moscow, has created documentary and campaign videos
for North American Jewish philanthropies and will be
screening several of his films as part of the film festival including,
"Brailov: A Town Without Jews," about this former Ukrainian shtetl.

We'll also be screening several films by Slawomir Grunberg, an Emmy
Award-winning documentary producer, director, and cameraman, born
in Lublin, Poland, including his newest work, "The Peretzniks"
(Perecowicze) which tells the story of a Jewish school in Lodz,
Poland. The school was shut down following the Communist anti-Semitic
campaign, which took place in Poland in 1968. and the
graduates were dispersed between the US, Canada, Israel, Sweden,
Poland, and other countries. The bittersweet memories of their youth
in post-war Poland are what bind the Peretzniks together till this
day. The Peretzniks is the first documentary, which addresses the
complexities of the Polish-Jewish experience. Go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioqq6Pf2ois -- to watch the trailer or
this charming and poignant film.

Workshops and Classes -- Knives Optional!

If you need a break >from the lecture circuit, we are offering several
classes to allow you to express your creativity. On Sunday, Lil Blume
will be offering a two-part workshop on "Writing Family Stories and
Memoirs," with additional writing/book/and newsletter classes taking
place Monday -- Thursday like Lynn Saul's "Creating and Retelling Your
Family's Stories: A Participatory Writing Workshop," Mike Karsen's
"How to Create Your Family History," and Marlis Humphrey's "I Couldn't
Put it Down! New Ways to Publish Family History."

We'll also offer a tallit --making class which will cover the history
of the tallit, the Hebrew prayer for the atarah, the aleph bet
chart including different Hebrew printing types, images to stitch to
decorate the tallit, how to tie the tzitzit, and sha'a'tnez.

Another class will cover "How to Create a Genealogical Quilt" using
your ancestral photographs as the artwork. If you're good with a pair
of scissors, come to the "Pomegranate Jewish Paper-cut" session to
learn the art of Jewish paper cutting. Jewish paper cuts are a
unique and beautiful form of Jewish folk piety. References to Jewish
paper cutting date >from 14th century and this became an important folk
art among both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews during the 17th and 18th
centuries. There are two popular methods; sharp knife and special
scissors. Scissors for our crowd! Upon completion of the class project
each student will have a lovely paper art that they can proudly
display in their home.

Be Our Guest!

Many of you have asked if you can invite guests (or spouses not into
genealogy!) to our evening events, dinners and the IAJGS
awards and entertainment banquet. The answer is yes, and we've made
this option very easy this year. Just log onto the "Guest
Registration" page on the "Registration" drop down menu. There you'll
find a simplified form for purchasing tickets to these special events,
or you can
direct your guests to this page so they can purchase these items
themselves. Evening event passes are for conference entry starting at
6:30PM. These passes will be available at the registration desk or
can be purchased on site the day of the event.

Computer Classes, breakfasts, luncheons, and Midnight with the Mavens
should all be uploaded to the registration site by Thursday and
available for purchase. Check our website links for more details:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. Use the "Program" and "Registration" tabs
to find out more information, and subscribe to our "Announcements
Newsletter" for all the up-to-the-minute news. Subscribe to our
JewishGen discussion group (JGSLA2010) to ask conference questions, or
email us at: info@....

See you in July! (And set your clocks for April 30th to take
advantage of the early bird discount.)


Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair
programs@...


Assistance Requested: Deciphering a Family Name on ViewMate #germany

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

Dear Genners:
I have posted on ViewMate, VM15237, the death certificate for my
g-g-grandmother, Leah HARRISON, and would be grateful for help in reading
the name of her father written on the document. The ViewMate address is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15237.

Try as I might, I have been unable to decipher the handwriting in this
space. However I have been able to read the rest of the death certificate.

Learning Leah's Father's surname name would push back this branch of my
family tree another generation. The HARRISONs are a Jewish family believed to
have originated in the German part of Poland. They immigrated to Philadelphia,
via Manchester and Ecclesall Bierlow in Great Britain, in about 1875.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. Sincerely,

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D., fishnet@... http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

HARRISON, Poland, Manchester, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver; FISHBEIN,
Warsaw. SZUMSKI, RYNKOWSKI, POWEMBROWSKI, RECHTMAN, Augustow, Poland;


German SIG #Germany Assistance Requested: Deciphering a Family Name on ViewMate #germany

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

Dear Genners:
I have posted on ViewMate, VM15237, the death certificate for my
g-g-grandmother, Leah HARRISON, and would be grateful for help in reading
the name of her father written on the document. The ViewMate address is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15237.

Try as I might, I have been unable to decipher the handwriting in this
space. However I have been able to read the rest of the death certificate.

Learning Leah's Father's surname name would push back this branch of my
family tree another generation. The HARRISONs are a Jewish family believed to
have originated in the German part of Poland. They immigrated to Philadelphia,
via Manchester and Ecclesall Bierlow in Great Britain, in about 1875.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. Sincerely,

Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D., fishnet@... http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

HARRISON, Poland, Manchester, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver; FISHBEIN,
Warsaw. SZUMSKI, RYNKOWSKI, POWEMBROWSKI, RECHTMAN, Augustow, Poland;