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[US] US Census Bureau Library Closed Due to Lack of Renewing Contract During Government Shutdown #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I just learned >from ProQuest, the online information service that we as
genealogists know predominately through its historical newspapers, but
provides many more online information services to libraries, that during
the government-wide shutdown, the U.S. Census Bureau failed to renew its
contract for library services and simply put a sign on the doors of their
library when people came back to work that the library is no longer open.

There is nothing on the US Census Bureau's website about the shutdown.
ProQuest is in touch with the Department of Commerce -who had not been
advised of the shutdown-and under which federal Department the Bureau of the
Census reports. The Department of Commerce and the American Library
Association will work on getting a new contract so that the Library may
reopen.

When more is known, it will be reported on this forum.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [US] US Census Bureau Library Closed Due to Lack of Renewing Contract During Government Shutdown #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I just learned >from ProQuest, the online information service that we as
genealogists know predominately through its historical newspapers, but
provides many more online information services to libraries, that during
the government-wide shutdown, the U.S. Census Bureau failed to renew its
contract for library services and simply put a sign on the doors of their
library when people came back to work that the library is no longer open.

There is nothing on the US Census Bureau's website about the shutdown.
ProQuest is in touch with the Department of Commerce -who had not been
advised of the shutdown-and under which federal Department the Bureau of the
Census reports. The Department of Commerce and the American Library
Association will work on getting a new contract so that the Library may
reopen.

When more is known, it will be reported on this forum.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


FILEYSSANT and CATZ #general

Hazel Dakers
 

Are any subscribers in touch with Philippe Fileyssant of France whose
interest in the Catz family (late C19th - C20th Egypt) is recorded in Family
Finder? If you are please be kind enough to get in touch with me with his
current contact details.

Many thanks

Hazel Dakers, London UK researching:

BIRNBAUM (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), GOLD (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), HEIMANN
(Luegde, Germany & South Africa), NORDEN (London and South Africa)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FILEYSSANT and CATZ #general

Hazel Dakers
 

Are any subscribers in touch with Philippe Fileyssant of France whose
interest in the Catz family (late C19th - C20th Egypt) is recorded in Family
Finder? If you are please be kind enough to get in touch with me with his
current contact details.

Many thanks

Hazel Dakers, London UK researching:

BIRNBAUM (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), GOLD (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), HEIMANN
(Luegde, Germany & South Africa), NORDEN (London and South Africa)


Re: Male given name Sira or Sirach [or Sera] #general

Robert Zavos
 

I have a list of 263 Jewish Taxpayers >from Raczki Poland in 1863 (see
Kehilalinks - Poland - Raczki).

One of the names is Sera Percyk listed with occupation "krawiec". The
other 262 names are commonly used male names. The Polish translation
for the occupation on Google is "tailor" or "sewer".

I had never seen a male name similar to Sera. I would have remembered
because my wife's name is Sara. I could not find other online records
for this person or any other person with given name Sera or even close
like Sira and was clearly a male.

Please add this to the list of questionable Jewish given names

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Male given name Sira or Sirach [or Sera] #general

Robert Zavos
 

I have a list of 263 Jewish Taxpayers >from Raczki Poland in 1863 (see
Kehilalinks - Poland - Raczki).

One of the names is Sera Percyk listed with occupation "krawiec". The
other 262 names are commonly used male names. The Polish translation
for the occupation on Google is "tailor" or "sewer".

I had never seen a male name similar to Sera. I would have remembered
because my wife's name is Sara. I could not find other online records
for this person or any other person with given name Sera or even close
like Sira and was clearly a male.

Please add this to the list of questionable Jewish given names

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA


Issue 115 of Genealo-J #france

georges.graner@...
 

Issue 115, Fall 2013 of Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of France, has just been published.
Please find heafter the abstracts

The star paper of this issue is an article by Jean-Camille Bloch who
tells about the treasure found in the former synagogue of
Dambach-la-Ville (Alsace). Working in the trusses of this building in
October 2012, workers found a mess of objects that they were prepared to
throw away as waste. Fortunately a clever passer-by was intrigued and
understood that these objects belonged to a genizah. A scientific team
working in acrobatic conditions extracted 900 objects >from the roof and
analyzed them for more than six months. Among the findings : 250 mappot,
the oldest one dated 1614, 10 Torah coatings, many fragments of old
Torahs, 300 books or fragments of books, the oldest one dated 1592 and
many other religious objects. It is probably the best preserved genizah
of the whole Europe.
Two other papers of this issue deal with Tunisian Jews. It is well
known that for many centuries two distinct Jewish communities coexisted
in the city of Tunis : the Twansa, who were genuine Tunisians and the
Grana, who were Italians, closely related to the communities of Leghorn
and also Venice. In the first paper, Gilles Boulu studies the Lumbroso
family. The first referenced Lumbroso is found in Burgos (Spain) in
1199. Several others are quoted in Spain in the 14th and 15th centuries.
They were expelled to Portugal which they left soon for Italy, probably
first to Venice and later to Leghorn. But as soon as the beginning of
the 17th century, they had commercial links with the city of Tunis where
some of them settled. The author tries to reconstruct the family links
between the numerous Lumbroso quoted in the archives of Tunis and of
Leghorn. They were among the wealthiest and more powerful families of
the city.
In another paper, Claire Rubinstein-Cohen deals with another Lumbroso
family, living in Mahdia, a small harbour on the Tunisian coast, about
200 km south of Tunis. In the years 1920-1930, this city of 60,000
inhabitants included 20 Grana families and 400 or 500 Twansa. The
Lumbroso of Mahdia were businessmen who founded several oil and soap
factories and were immensely rich. The family links with the Tunis
family were not found.
Salonika Jewish community existed for centuries. Since the beginning of
the common era and even earlier, waves of Jews settled there, coming
from all parts of the Mediterranean sea, ashkenazis as well as
sephardis. Anne-Marie Faraggi Rychner depicts the history of this
community. Until 1911, it was an active and wealthy community,
representing 55% of the total population of the city, under Turkish
rule. The numerous Jewish newspapers, in French or in Judeo-spanish,
give a glimpse on the life of the time. In 1912, Salonika was annexed by
Greece and its hellenization was rather quick. Then came WW I and above
all the big fire of August 18, 1917 which destroyed a large part of the
Jewish neighborhood and ruined the Jews. Many of them left the city and
emigrated to France. The last and fatal period is WW II. The Germans
occupied Salonika in April 1941 and in 1943, 52,000 out of 55,000 Jews
were slaughtered in Auschwitz. The genealogical work, rendered difficult
by all the destructions, is a way to reconstruct the history of a
vanished community.
Eliane Roos Schuhl, our specialist on Hebraic paleography, analyzes
several short inscriptions in Hebrew found in village of Scherwiller in
Alsace.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)


French SIG #France Issue 115 of Genealo-J #france

georges.graner@...
 

Issue 115, Fall 2013 of Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of France, has just been published.
Please find heafter the abstracts

The star paper of this issue is an article by Jean-Camille Bloch who
tells about the treasure found in the former synagogue of
Dambach-la-Ville (Alsace). Working in the trusses of this building in
October 2012, workers found a mess of objects that they were prepared to
throw away as waste. Fortunately a clever passer-by was intrigued and
understood that these objects belonged to a genizah. A scientific team
working in acrobatic conditions extracted 900 objects >from the roof and
analyzed them for more than six months. Among the findings : 250 mappot,
the oldest one dated 1614, 10 Torah coatings, many fragments of old
Torahs, 300 books or fragments of books, the oldest one dated 1592 and
many other religious objects. It is probably the best preserved genizah
of the whole Europe.
Two other papers of this issue deal with Tunisian Jews. It is well
known that for many centuries two distinct Jewish communities coexisted
in the city of Tunis : the Twansa, who were genuine Tunisians and the
Grana, who were Italians, closely related to the communities of Leghorn
and also Venice. In the first paper, Gilles Boulu studies the Lumbroso
family. The first referenced Lumbroso is found in Burgos (Spain) in
1199. Several others are quoted in Spain in the 14th and 15th centuries.
They were expelled to Portugal which they left soon for Italy, probably
first to Venice and later to Leghorn. But as soon as the beginning of
the 17th century, they had commercial links with the city of Tunis where
some of them settled. The author tries to reconstruct the family links
between the numerous Lumbroso quoted in the archives of Tunis and of
Leghorn. They were among the wealthiest and more powerful families of
the city.
In another paper, Claire Rubinstein-Cohen deals with another Lumbroso
family, living in Mahdia, a small harbour on the Tunisian coast, about
200 km south of Tunis. In the years 1920-1930, this city of 60,000
inhabitants included 20 Grana families and 400 or 500 Twansa. The
Lumbroso of Mahdia were businessmen who founded several oil and soap
factories and were immensely rich. The family links with the Tunis
family were not found.
Salonika Jewish community existed for centuries. Since the beginning of
the common era and even earlier, waves of Jews settled there, coming
from all parts of the Mediterranean sea, ashkenazis as well as
sephardis. Anne-Marie Faraggi Rychner depicts the history of this
community. Until 1911, it was an active and wealthy community,
representing 55% of the total population of the city, under Turkish
rule. The numerous Jewish newspapers, in French or in Judeo-spanish,
give a glimpse on the life of the time. In 1912, Salonika was annexed by
Greece and its hellenization was rather quick. Then came WW I and above
all the big fire of August 18, 1917 which destroyed a large part of the
Jewish neighborhood and ruined the Jews. Many of them left the city and
emigrated to France. The last and fatal period is WW II. The Germans
occupied Salonika in April 1941 and in 1943, 52,000 out of 55,000 Jews
were slaughtered in Auschwitz. The genealogical work, rendered difficult
by all the destructions, is a way to reconstruct the history of a
vanished community.
Eliane Roos Schuhl, our specialist on Hebraic paleography, analyzes
several short inscriptions in Hebrew found in village of Scherwiller in
Alsace.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Bertha LEVIN, Montreal #general

Dror
 

Shalom,
I try to trace my great aunt Bertha (Bassie) Levin (Levine) who lived in
Montreal Canada.
Maybe her husband was called Hirsch or Girsh - Gershel / Hershel Levin.
Bertha's daughter named was Maria (Marusia).
Bertha and her family were originally >from Belarus. Bertha was a high school
teacher of literature and was specialist mainly in Russian literature.
Perhaps, they lived in a suburb or town outside the city.
Thanks and Shabbat Shalom,
Dror Voichansky,
Israel
dvi@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bertha LEVIN, Montreal #general

Dror
 

Shalom,
I try to trace my great aunt Bertha (Bassie) Levin (Levine) who lived in
Montreal Canada.
Maybe her husband was called Hirsch or Girsh - Gershel / Hershel Levin.
Bertha's daughter named was Maria (Marusia).
Bertha and her family were originally >from Belarus. Bertha was a high school
teacher of literature and was specialist mainly in Russian literature.
Perhaps, they lived in a suburb or town outside the city.
Thanks and Shabbat Shalom,
Dror Voichansky,
Israel
dvi@...


Rabbi Ashinsky of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have a large group photo taken at a Mizrachi Convention in
Cincinnati, Ohio sometime in the 1930's (I am guessing).
The information on the photo appears to say "Welcome to the
Representatives of the Mizrachi in the Name
of the Manischewitz Brothers of Cincinnati". A date of November 17-21
appears, with the year hidden behind
someone's head.

The only person I can recognize on the photo is my great-grandfather,
Samuel Weiner. Another person identified
a gentleman as possibly being Rabbi Ashinsky >from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.

If you are related to Rabbi Ashingsky and could confirm this photo of
him, please get in touch with me.

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Ashinsky of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have a large group photo taken at a Mizrachi Convention in
Cincinnati, Ohio sometime in the 1930's (I am guessing).
The information on the photo appears to say "Welcome to the
Representatives of the Mizrachi in the Name
of the Manischewitz Brothers of Cincinnati". A date of November 17-21
appears, with the year hidden behind
someone's head.

The only person I can recognize on the photo is my great-grandfather,
Samuel Weiner. Another person identified
a gentleman as possibly being Rabbi Ashinsky >from Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.

If you are related to Rabbi Ashingsky and could confirm this photo of
him, please get in touch with me.

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA


New Dresden KehilaLink #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi

I wish to introduce my new Dresden kehilalink.

Although I have no immediate past connections to Germany, I am
part of the Rabbinic Katzenellenbogen Family Tree, which dates
back to the locality of Katzenelnbogen in the Prussian province
of Hesse-Nassau >from around the 1300s.

I travelled to Berlin last year and to Freiburg im Breisgau and
Dresden this year, visiting Jewish and other sites and taking
lots of photos. As a result, I decided to volunteer my services to
JewishGen and set up a kehilalink for Dresden, which I have just
completed stage one.

The kehilalink can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dresden/

with more information at http://elirab.me

Here you can also search and view my photos of Berlin and Freiburg
in Breisgau, by entering these city names in the search engine.

I have set up nine other kehilalinks which can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/Kehilalinks.html

Should you have genealogical or other connections to Dresden, please
email me to see if we can add something of yours to the kehilalink.
I am looking for appropriate memoirs, stories, photos or videos of a
Jewish nature.

My kehilalinks are Jewish community sites where we can share our
stories and which will grow over time.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Dresden KehilaLink #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi

I wish to introduce my new Dresden kehilalink.

Although I have no immediate past connections to Germany, I am
part of the Rabbinic Katzenellenbogen Family Tree, which dates
back to the locality of Katzenelnbogen in the Prussian province
of Hesse-Nassau >from around the 1300s.

I travelled to Berlin last year and to Freiburg im Breisgau and
Dresden this year, visiting Jewish and other sites and taking
lots of photos. As a result, I decided to volunteer my services to
JewishGen and set up a kehilalink for Dresden, which I have just
completed stage one.

The kehilalink can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dresden/

with more information at http://elirab.me

Here you can also search and view my photos of Berlin and Freiburg
in Breisgau, by entering these city names in the search engine.

I have set up nine other kehilalinks which can be accessed at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/Kehilalinks.html

Should you have genealogical or other connections to Dresden, please
email me to see if we can add something of yours to the kehilalink.
I am looking for appropriate memoirs, stories, photos or videos of a
Jewish nature.

My kehilalinks are Jewish community sites where we can share our
stories and which will grow over time.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth


Re: Beniaminovich / Bonevich #belarus

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Israel Pickholtz presents a puzzle of sorts. The patronymic he
identifies as Benyamin is fine, but the second patronym could also be
a matronym? Boneh could be a feminine form (per Kolatch) and might
suggest the mother. If this is so, then the two Zalmans could be the
same. In the absence of more documented information, the issue is
still fuzzy.
Avigdor Ben-Dov
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Beniaminovich / Bonevich #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Israel Pickholtz presents a puzzle of sorts. The patronymic he
identifies as Benyamin is fine, but the second patronym could also be
a matronym? Boneh could be a feminine form (per Kolatch) and might
suggest the mother. If this is so, then the two Zalmans could be the
same. In the absence of more documented information, the issue is
still fuzzy.
Avigdor Ben-Dov
Jerusalem


Re: What Can I Do With Old, Unidentified Family Photographs? #general

Erika Herzog
 

To follow up on this thread I set up a Flickr account for anyone who
is interested in uploading orphan photos they have scanned. The name
of the account is Digital.PhotoRepository.

Option 1: You can email photos to flickr yourself by sending them to
the following unique email address.

field61dogs@...

Option 2: Or you can send them off list to photo.digitalrepository@...

Option 3: If scanning is too much of a problem you can mail them to me
and I can scan them and upload them to Flickr. I guess I will just
keep the photos and add them to my personal "archive."

All photos will have a creative commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license
automatically applied.

These images will be google searchable.

This repository is meant to be for orphan photos who have no home and
is in response to Shelda's posting here.

Please contact me at erika_herzog@... if you have any questions
or concerns.

This is a one-time post of information about a volunteer service I am
offering. I have no affiliation with any of the services listed here.

Erika Herzog

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. This post is for informational
purposes only. Thanks to Erika for her offer.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What Can I Do With Old, Unidentified Family Photographs? #general

Erika Herzog
 

To follow up on this thread I set up a Flickr account for anyone who
is interested in uploading orphan photos they have scanned. The name
of the account is Digital.PhotoRepository.

Option 1: You can email photos to flickr yourself by sending them to
the following unique email address.

field61dogs@...

Option 2: Or you can send them off list to photo.digitalrepository@...

Option 3: If scanning is too much of a problem you can mail them to me
and I can scan them and upload them to Flickr. I guess I will just
keep the photos and add them to my personal "archive."

All photos will have a creative commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license
automatically applied.

These images will be google searchable.

This repository is meant to be for orphan photos who have no home and
is in response to Shelda's posting here.

Please contact me at erika_herzog@... if you have any questions
or concerns.

This is a one-time post of information about a volunteer service I am
offering. I have no affiliation with any of the services listed here.

Erika Herzog

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. This post is for informational
purposes only. Thanks to Erika for her offer.


Re: Looking for contact information in Israel #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Carol Samborn needs to use the English Bezek phone directory available
online too, I believe, to find her Israeli relatives. It is a lot to
ask to do so many surnames, but perhaps knowing one or two might lead
to others who are in contact with those.
Avigdor Ben-Dov
Jerusalem
SOLARSZ, NURZYCZ, SUSMAN/ZYSMAN, RUDKIEWICZ

From: "carol.samborn@..." <carol.samborn@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:11:42 +0000

I am trying to find the addresses and/or telephone numbers of some
relatives I discovered who live in Israel. I am going to Israel in a
few weeks and I would like to get in touch with them. I have tried
Google and also Israel genealogy research association. Please help.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for contact information in Israel #general

Avigdor Ben-Dov <avigdorbd@...>
 

Carol Samborn needs to use the English Bezek phone directory available
online too, I believe, to find her Israeli relatives. It is a lot to
ask to do so many surnames, but perhaps knowing one or two might lead
to others who are in contact with those.
Avigdor Ben-Dov
Jerusalem
SOLARSZ, NURZYCZ, SUSMAN/ZYSMAN, RUDKIEWICZ

From: "carol.samborn@..." <carol.samborn@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:11:42 +0000

I am trying to find the addresses and/or telephone numbers of some
relatives I discovered who live in Israel. I am going to Israel in a
few weeks and I would like to get in touch with them. I have tried
Google and also Israel genealogy research association. Please help.

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