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Irving NUSSBAUM Family search #general

e-mail chrisstanfield <chrisstanfield@...>
 

Having recently posted a request for help to trace relatives of the
above person I am pleased to announce that we have now found a brother
living in Florida. Contact was made through the brother's daughter.

Irving Nussbaum was one of 11 airmen killed in May 1945 when two USAF
B17 Flying Fortress bombers collided over Braintree, Essex, U.K. and
next year a small memorial to these men is planned.

Renee Steinig, a member of JewishGenWeb, saw our appeal and was able
to provide us with the correct information. Irving Nussbaum was the
last crew member we were seeking family of and proved to be the most
difficult to find. A change of surname indeed was part of the problem.

On behalf of the principal researcher for the memorial project, Tony
Lynch, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Renee and
compliment those responsible for such a marvelous forum. Without
finding JewishGenWeb, without a response >from Renee, I'm certain we
never would have made this link and our project would have remained
incomplete.

Chris Stanfield
North Essex,
United Kingdom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Irving NUSSBAUM Family search #general

e-mail chrisstanfield <chrisstanfield@...>
 

Having recently posted a request for help to trace relatives of the
above person I am pleased to announce that we have now found a brother
living in Florida. Contact was made through the brother's daughter.

Irving Nussbaum was one of 11 airmen killed in May 1945 when two USAF
B17 Flying Fortress bombers collided over Braintree, Essex, U.K. and
next year a small memorial to these men is planned.

Renee Steinig, a member of JewishGenWeb, saw our appeal and was able
to provide us with the correct information. Irving Nussbaum was the
last crew member we were seeking family of and proved to be the most
difficult to find. A change of surname indeed was part of the problem.

On behalf of the principal researcher for the memorial project, Tony
Lynch, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Renee and
compliment those responsible for such a marvelous forum. Without
finding JewishGenWeb, without a response >from Renee, I'm certain we
never would have made this link and our project would have remained
incomplete.

Chris Stanfield
North Essex,
United Kingdom


Seeking Couples/Partners Who Met Through Genealogy #general

Gary Mokotoff
 

For the past 28 years, AVOTAYNU has devoted a portion of each Winter issue
to human interest stories about genealogy. Stories are typically about how
genealogy affected people's lives, whether it is the researcher or the
people they are researching.

We would like to include an additional aspect of the human side of
genealogy this year.

If you met your spouse/partner through genealogy, we would like to hear
from you with a description of how it came about, to include it in this
special story. Send your information to AVOTAYNU editor Sallyann Amdur
Sack-Pikus at sallyann.sack1@....

Also, if you do have a general human interest story you would like published
in AVOTAYNU send it to Dr. Sack. A sample of such an article is at
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/Unterschatz.pdf .

Deadline for submission this year is December 2, 2014.

Gary Mokotoff
Publisher, Avotaynu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Couples/Partners Who Met Through Genealogy #general

Gary Mokotoff
 

For the past 28 years, AVOTAYNU has devoted a portion of each Winter issue
to human interest stories about genealogy. Stories are typically about how
genealogy affected people's lives, whether it is the researcher or the
people they are researching.

We would like to include an additional aspect of the human side of
genealogy this year.

If you met your spouse/partner through genealogy, we would like to hear
from you with a description of how it came about, to include it in this
special story. Send your information to AVOTAYNU editor Sallyann Amdur
Sack-Pikus at sallyann.sack1@....

Also, if you do have a general human interest story you would like published
in AVOTAYNU send it to Dr. Sack. A sample of such an article is at
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/Unterschatz.pdf .

Deadline for submission this year is December 2, 2014.

Gary Mokotoff
Publisher, Avotaynu


Ship name Saronis? #general

Allen Koenigsberg
 

Hi,

A small puzzle has arisen. Using Ancestry to track the movements of an
inventor, one Lieut. J. (= Gianni) BETTINI (had Jewish mother), the data
appears that he left the U.K. (Southampton) on Nov 24, 1898, headed for
USA/NYC. The actual Ship's Register on that panel 3 states that the Certificate
was valid for 28 days counting >from Nov 5, 1898. So that would make an
arrival in NY occur on Dec. 3rd, 1898 (or so)?

Initially, the problems were that Ancestry gave the name of the ship as
'Saronis' and its Master as W. J. Parnel. No such ship seems to exist - aha,
now that I inspect the original handwriting, I see that it is actually "St.
Louis.", and the Master actually 'W. J. Randle.'

But, so far, he (Lieut. Bettini) does not turn up in the 1898 arrivals.
How does one explain what happened to this man - is he too the victim of
handwriting issues?

Using both Steve Morse and Ancestry, I cannot get ANY arrival for the
ship 'St. Louis' for Dec 5, 1898, which is the date given in Morton Allan's
Ship Directory (p. 60). Is there some reason that the Dec 5, 1898 Manifest
is missing for this ship, or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks!

Allen Koenigsberg
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ship name Saronis? #general

Allen Koenigsberg
 

Hi,

A small puzzle has arisen. Using Ancestry to track the movements of an
inventor, one Lieut. J. (= Gianni) BETTINI (had Jewish mother), the data
appears that he left the U.K. (Southampton) on Nov 24, 1898, headed for
USA/NYC. The actual Ship's Register on that panel 3 states that the Certificate
was valid for 28 days counting >from Nov 5, 1898. So that would make an
arrival in NY occur on Dec. 3rd, 1898 (or so)?

Initially, the problems were that Ancestry gave the name of the ship as
'Saronis' and its Master as W. J. Parnel. No such ship seems to exist - aha,
now that I inspect the original handwriting, I see that it is actually "St.
Louis.", and the Master actually 'W. J. Randle.'

But, so far, he (Lieut. Bettini) does not turn up in the 1898 arrivals.
How does one explain what happened to this man - is he too the victim of
handwriting issues?

Using both Steve Morse and Ancestry, I cannot get ANY arrival for the
ship 'St. Louis' for Dec 5, 1898, which is the date given in Morton Allan's
Ship Directory (p. 60). Is there some reason that the Dec 5, 1898 Manifest
is missing for this ship, or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks!

Allen Koenigsberg
Brooklyn, NY


Martha SOROKIN of NYC, 1950s #general

Mel Comisarow
 

Searching for the family of Martha SOROKIN of New York City, born circa
1900 in Sladkovodnaya (47.56/36.76), Ekaterinoslav, Russia/Ukraine.
SOROKIN was her birth name. Martha's father's name was Fishel
SOROKIN. In the 1950s Martha was living in NYC and she once contacted
her second cousin, Louis Arthur (Arya Lieb) SOROKIN of Los Angeles.

Mel Comisarow
Vancouver BC

MODERATOR: Please send any contact information to Mel privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Martha SOROKIN of NYC, 1950s #general

Mel Comisarow
 

Searching for the family of Martha SOROKIN of New York City, born circa
1900 in Sladkovodnaya (47.56/36.76), Ekaterinoslav, Russia/Ukraine.
SOROKIN was her birth name. Martha's father's name was Fishel
SOROKIN. In the 1950s Martha was living in NYC and she once contacted
her second cousin, Louis Arthur (Arya Lieb) SOROKIN of Los Angeles.

Mel Comisarow
Vancouver BC

MODERATOR: Please send any contact information to Mel privately.


Re: last mysteries regarding WW1 army service findings #general

Alex Feller
 

Eli,
I am truly impressed by your discoveries regarding the fate of your
ancestor in WWI. I am very interested in learning about your research
in this area.

Regarding your final questions about abbreviations found in the
listing of your ancestor >from the WWI Casualty and POW lists located
on the Czech National Library website, I have some answers for you and
the community.

'Gefr' means Gefreiter. During WWI, this translates to a rank of
First Private. It is a rank just above infanterist and I believe that
it is a rank that would have been given to a soldier in WWI with past
experience like a reservist. Additional information can be found at
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gefreiter

'IR' means Infantry Regiment.
'Nr 30' means number 30.
which means he was part of regiment 30 which was recruited out of
Lemberg (Lviv),

During the last IAJGS conference, I put together a list of websites
for researching Galician soldiers in World War One. I placed it
online at the Rohatyn Jewish Heritage site so it would be public.
https://sites.google.com/site/rohatynjh/rsrg/ww1

Alex Feller
Chicago, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: last mysteries regarding WW1 army service findings #general

Alex Feller
 

Eli,
I am truly impressed by your discoveries regarding the fate of your
ancestor in WWI. I am very interested in learning about your research
in this area.

Regarding your final questions about abbreviations found in the
listing of your ancestor >from the WWI Casualty and POW lists located
on the Czech National Library website, I have some answers for you and
the community.

'Gefr' means Gefreiter. During WWI, this translates to a rank of
First Private. It is a rank just above infanterist and I believe that
it is a rank that would have been given to a soldier in WWI with past
experience like a reservist. Additional information can be found at
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gefreiter

'IR' means Infantry Regiment.
'Nr 30' means number 30.
which means he was part of regiment 30 which was recruited out of
Lemberg (Lviv),

During the last IAJGS conference, I put together a list of websites
for researching Galician soldiers in World War One. I placed it
online at the Rohatyn Jewish Heritage site so it would be public.
https://sites.google.com/site/rohatynjh/rsrg/ww1

Alex Feller
Chicago, IL


Re: Finding my GGF in Szalszend #general

PATRICIA SHAW Owner
 

Many thanks to all the genners who answered my query, especially
Marelynn Zipser, Saul Sharoni, Lynn Saul and Peter Kuhn. I have lots
of new info to follow now and thanks to Marelynn I now have my ggf
and ggm marriage info, including their parents and places of birth.
Hooray!! Cant thank you enough.

Pat Shaw
Oregon
Researching: Vilmos FRIEDMANN, Szalaszend, Miskolc; Sarah (Zali) CZINNER, Buzinka
Chandor (Alexander) POLLACSEK, Debrecen; Ida FRIEDMANN, Miskolc

MODERATOR NOTE: One way to express your thanks and ensure
JewishGen's continuity is to make a donation to JewishGen-erosity.
Donations can be made in honor of a special person, to thank some
specific people, in memory of someone, to commemorate an event, or
just because! Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/ and choose "donate"
in the upper right corner. Even the most modest amount can make
a big difference.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding my GGF in Szalszend #general

PATRICIA SHAW Owner
 

Many thanks to all the genners who answered my query, especially
Marelynn Zipser, Saul Sharoni, Lynn Saul and Peter Kuhn. I have lots
of new info to follow now and thanks to Marelynn I now have my ggf
and ggm marriage info, including their parents and places of birth.
Hooray!! Cant thank you enough.

Pat Shaw
Oregon
Researching: Vilmos FRIEDMANN, Szalaszend, Miskolc; Sarah (Zali) CZINNER, Buzinka
Chandor (Alexander) POLLACSEK, Debrecen; Ida FRIEDMANN, Miskolc

MODERATOR NOTE: One way to express your thanks and ensure
JewishGen's continuity is to make a donation to JewishGen-erosity.
Donations can be made in honor of a special person, to thank some
specific people, in memory of someone, to commemorate an event, or
just because! Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/ and choose "donate"
in the upper right corner. Even the most modest amount can make
a big difference.


Family of William Z. PORTER (Jewish Legion Vet) #general

David R. Brill
 

I am searching for descendants or family members of William Z. PORTER, who
was born in Philadelphia in 1898 and died in Los Angeles, California, in
1978. During World War I he served in the Jewish Legion in Palestine (39th
Batt. Royal Fusiliers). He later married Goldie RAVITZ and had two sons,
Richard and Sigmund PORTER, both now deceased. Sigmund Porter lived in the
San Diego area. If you know of this family, please contact me directly.

Thank you.

David R. Brill
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
brilldr@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family of William Z. PORTER (Jewish Legion Vet) #general

David R. Brill
 

I am searching for descendants or family members of William Z. PORTER, who
was born in Philadelphia in 1898 and died in Los Angeles, California, in
1978. During World War I he served in the Jewish Legion in Palestine (39th
Batt. Royal Fusiliers). He later married Goldie RAVITZ and had two sons,
Richard and Sigmund PORTER, both now deceased. Sigmund Porter lived in the
San Diego area. If you know of this family, please contact me directly.

Thank you.

David R. Brill
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
brilldr@...


Pretoria, Germiston & Stellenbosch (South Africa) Kehilalinks Now Live #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I am pleased to advise that the Pretoria, Germiston & Stellenbosch
(South Africa) Kehilalink websites are now up and running at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pretoria

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/germiston

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/stellenbosch


I want to thank those who have helped so far.

These websites celebrate the Jewish life past and present in these
cities.

If you have or have had connections to these communities, please make
contact with me.

I am always on the lookout for more photos, stories and memoirs to add
to the kehilalinks, which are ongoing.

I am currently working on Cape Town and Johannesburg. Please email me
your material on these to:

eli@...

Here is a list and links to all my kehilalinks:

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

If you have a town which you would like added to the list, please let me
know.

Regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pretoria, Germiston & Stellenbosch (South Africa) Kehilalinks Now Live #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I am pleased to advise that the Pretoria, Germiston & Stellenbosch
(South Africa) Kehilalink websites are now up and running at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pretoria

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/germiston

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/stellenbosch


I want to thank those who have helped so far.

These websites celebrate the Jewish life past and present in these
cities.

If you have or have had connections to these communities, please make
contact with me.

I am always on the lookout for more photos, stories and memoirs to add
to the kehilalinks, which are ongoing.

I am currently working on Cape Town and Johannesburg. Please email me
your material on these to:

eli@...

Here is a list and links to all my kehilalinks:

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

If you have a town which you would like added to the list, please let me
know.

Regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me


Re: Vertical Cemeteries #general

Dhan Tzucker <daniz_place@...>
 

A few points to make about this news alert (excerpted below).

1) Har Hamenuchot has terraces, walls and columns now for at least 4 years,
and maybe more.

These are my descriptions, but are:
Terraces.  3 or 4 layers of graves, the terrace is open on 2 or 3 sides and
can be seen by anyone driving to Jerusalem on route 1. The graves on the
lower levels are open to the wind, but are not open to rain or sun.

Walls: If one turns to the right immediately after the guard booth,
and travels to the last left turn, you will see on the left a wall
of graves. The graves are 3 or 4 high, and at one point someone
added a shelf to the gravestones so stones and candles can be placed
at the grave.  The first gravestones had no shelf.

Columns. Driving to, I believe, section Mem-Zain and then going on
to the end of the road, go down the steps, you can find columns of
graves that remind me of library stacks, with rows of graves one
over the other in columns, again to 4 levels.

Kiryat Shaul has a building but I have not been inside.  Yarkon
is finishing a building now, again I have not been inside,

Dahn Tzucker

Subject: Israel at the Forefront with Vertical Cemeteries
From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <janmallen@...>

"As with many innovative ideas Israel is at the forefront!.
The latest innovation is building vertical cemeteries in
densely populated countries ... Yarkon Cemetery is located
in the outskirts of Tel Aviv, and is the primary cemetery
for greater Tel Aviv.  Currently there are an existing
110,000 graves at the cemetery. There are 30 planned structures
to allow for the additional 250,000 graves planned in the
vertical structures. ..."

MODERATOR NOTE: Absent any more specifically genealogical
relevance, we'll consider this thread closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Vertical Cemeteries #general

Dhan Tzucker <daniz_place@...>
 

A few points to make about this news alert (excerpted below).

1) Har Hamenuchot has terraces, walls and columns now for at least 4 years,
and maybe more.

These are my descriptions, but are:
Terraces.  3 or 4 layers of graves, the terrace is open on 2 or 3 sides and
can be seen by anyone driving to Jerusalem on route 1. The graves on the
lower levels are open to the wind, but are not open to rain or sun.

Walls: If one turns to the right immediately after the guard booth,
and travels to the last left turn, you will see on the left a wall
of graves. The graves are 3 or 4 high, and at one point someone
added a shelf to the gravestones so stones and candles can be placed
at the grave.  The first gravestones had no shelf.

Columns. Driving to, I believe, section Mem-Zain and then going on
to the end of the road, go down the steps, you can find columns of
graves that remind me of library stacks, with rows of graves one
over the other in columns, again to 4 levels.

Kiryat Shaul has a building but I have not been inside.  Yarkon
is finishing a building now, again I have not been inside,

Dahn Tzucker

Subject: Israel at the Forefront with Vertical Cemeteries
From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <janmallen@...>

"As with many innovative ideas Israel is at the forefront!.
The latest innovation is building vertical cemeteries in
densely populated countries ... Yarkon Cemetery is located
in the outskirts of Tel Aviv, and is the primary cemetery
for greater Tel Aviv.  Currently there are an existing
110,000 graves at the cemetery. There are 30 planned structures
to allow for the additional 250,000 graves planned in the
vertical structures. ..."

MODERATOR NOTE: Absent any more specifically genealogical
relevance, we'll consider this thread closed.


IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #france

bounce-2857027-772957@...
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with
MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and
corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad
Vashem. We will be updating our list of sponsors to include longstanding
friends of Jewish genealogy and a host of new friends.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chairman@...
http://www.iajgs2015.org


French SIG #France IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #france

bounce-2857027-772957@...
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015. The Conference is being held in cooperation with
MyHeritage and with the support of individual, organizational and
corporate sponsors presently including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad
Vashem. We will be updating our list of sponsors to include longstanding
friends of Jewish genealogy and a host of new friends.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Chairman@...
http://www.iajgs2015.org

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