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Re: Jews in Russo-Japanese War #general

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Stephen Roth wrote:
I have obtained a list of all Jews reported killed or wounded in
the Russo-Japanese war (1905). Would any group or
individual be interested in obtaining a copy so it can be translated
and posted on the internet?
This has already been done to a certain extent. Please go to the
following URL:

http://www.avotaynu.com/fast/rjmain.htm

Russian-Japanese War of 1904-1905 Database of Russian Army Jewish
soldiers injured, killed, or missing in action

There is a great explanation about the War as well as the surname
database which can be displayed in a number of ways. The area covered in
the database includes Belarus as well as other parts of the old Russian
Empire.

David M. Fox
fox@...
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Jews in Russo-Japanese War #general

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Stephen Roth wrote:
I have obtained a list of all Jews reported killed or wounded in
the Russo-Japanese war (1905). Would any group or
individual be interested in obtaining a copy so it can be translated
and posted on the internet?
This has already been done to a certain extent. Please go to the
following URL:

http://www.avotaynu.com/fast/rjmain.htm

Russian-Japanese War of 1904-1905 Database of Russian Army Jewish
soldiers injured, killed, or missing in action

There is a great explanation about the War as well as the surname
database which can be displayed in a number of ways. The area covered in
the database includes Belarus as well as other parts of the old Russian
Empire.

David M. Fox
fox@...
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Coordinator

Re: Need help at Cong. Beth, Bethesda, MD #general

Beryl Blickstein <beryl@...>
 

You want Congregation Beth EL of Montgomery County, located on Old Georgetown
Road in Bethesda MD.

Fae Rosen wrote:

am hopeing that someone who is a member of Congregation Beth of Montgomery
County in Bethesda, Maryland and can help me.
I know that in January of 1986 Kaddish was said for Max ROSHINSKY. This is
my Grandfather's name and I would like to find out who said Kaddish.
I wrote to Congregation Beth a couple of years ago and they never answered
my letter.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need help at Cong. Beth, Bethesda, MD #general

Beryl Blickstein <beryl@...>
 

You want Congregation Beth EL of Montgomery County, located on Old Georgetown
Road in Bethesda MD.

Fae Rosen wrote:

am hopeing that someone who is a member of Congregation Beth of Montgomery
County in Bethesda, Maryland and can help me.
I know that in January of 1986 Kaddish was said for Max ROSHINSKY. This is
my Grandfather's name and I would like to find out who said Kaddish.
I wrote to Congregation Beth a couple of years ago and they never answered
my letter.

Re: jri-pl digest: March 06, 1999 #poland

MILTGOLD@...
 

In a message dated 3/15/99 10:53:36 AM, dgries@... writes:

<< In reality, since the traveler has received value equivalent

for personal use, then the payment is not a contribution. >>

I believe this is usually determined by the sponsoring organization. For
instance, the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC has determined
what level of membership benefits represent a charitable donation beyond the
level of what contributors receive as value in newsletters, etc. As such, the
organization involved needs to be contacted for a written statement of what
level of value it considers travelers would receive. It may not be much but
it may not be zero, either.

Milton R. Goldsamt, Ph.D.
Research Statistician
(not a CPA but someone with a working knowledge of itemized deductions from
some experience with them)
miltgold@...

JRI Poland #Poland Re: jri-pl digest: March 06, 1999 #poland

MILTGOLD@...
 

In a message dated 3/15/99 10:53:36 AM, dgries@... writes:

<< In reality, since the traveler has received value equivalent

for personal use, then the payment is not a contribution. >>

I believe this is usually determined by the sponsoring organization. For
instance, the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC has determined
what level of membership benefits represent a charitable donation beyond the
level of what contributors receive as value in newsletters, etc. As such, the
organization involved needs to be contacted for a written statement of what
level of value it considers travelers would receive. It may not be much but
it may not be zero, either.

Milton R. Goldsamt, Ph.D.
Research Statistician
(not a CPA but someone with a working knowledge of itemized deductions from
some experience with them)
miltgold@...

Czar's army #general

saralea altman <saralea@...>
 

My grandfather avoided the draft in Minsk by immigrating to New York in
approximately 1888. At least, that is the family story. He was 18 years
old and was married before he left. he had no papers since he was draft
eligible. The story is that he got to America the long way around,
through California. He probably landed in San Francisco or Oakland, then
headed for New York. I can not find any documentation on him under any
of his three names.The arrival records for the west coast do not start
until 1903 and there is no evidence of him in New York apparantly, he
avoided the census takers as well.
Does this story sound plausible? Does anyone else have a similar story
in there framily?
Names my grandfather used, Scharnovitz, Shiekowitz,on immigrating to
Canada became Altman
Saralea Altman
saralea@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Czar's army #general

saralea altman <saralea@...>
 

My grandfather avoided the draft in Minsk by immigrating to New York in
approximately 1888. At least, that is the family story. He was 18 years
old and was married before he left. he had no papers since he was draft
eligible. The story is that he got to America the long way around,
through California. He probably landed in San Francisco or Oakland, then
headed for New York. I can not find any documentation on him under any
of his three names.The arrival records for the west coast do not start
until 1903 and there is no evidence of him in New York apparantly, he
avoided the census takers as well.
Does this story sound plausible? Does anyone else have a similar story
in there framily?
Names my grandfather used, Scharnovitz, Shiekowitz,on immigrating to
Canada became Altman
Saralea Altman
saralea@...

Telephone Books--Library of Congress #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I have just returned >from a trip to Washington, D.C.

In case you are interested, the Library of Congress has a
stunning collection of telephone books, including:

Tel books and reverse directories for nearly
every place in the USA, current and going back
many decades

Tel books for many of the major cities in the
world, both current and several decades old.

Israeli tel books, new and old, English and Hebrew

Happy hunting!

Daniel Kazez / Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Ohio
kazez@...
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/WebPage.html

researching:
Ashkenazic--OBERMAN, TALMAN, ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER
Sephardic--KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Telephone Books--Library of Congress #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I have just returned >from a trip to Washington, D.C.

In case you are interested, the Library of Congress has a
stunning collection of telephone books, including:

Tel books and reverse directories for nearly
every place in the USA, current and going back
many decades

Tel books for many of the major cities in the
world, both current and several decades old.

Israeli tel books, new and old, English and Hebrew

Happy hunting!

Daniel Kazez / Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Ohio
kazez@...
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/WebPage.html

researching:
Ashkenazic--OBERMAN, TALMAN, ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER
Sephardic--KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO

Re: King David family tree #general

Matthew Meisel <matthew24@...>
 

Yesterday, I made the following post:

A visitor to my web site (address below) sent me a copy of his family
tree and asked if there is a web site or someone that is interested in
it. The tree itself goes back to King David.
My question is twofold:
1) Is there someone out there who would be interested in the tree? I'd
be more than happy to put you in touch with its author.
2) After hearing of numerous success stories, it seems that several
people have successfully traced their ancestry back to King David. Why
not create a database of the descendants of King David? Would JewishGen
be willing to host such a database?
I'd like to share some of the responses I received:
Some people had glowing praise for anyone who could trace themselves
back to King David. (Just to clarify, I have not traced myself back,
someone else did. Also, this is just a lineage of *one* person's
ancestry back to King David, not a tree of King David's descendants!)
Others were a little more skeptical.
To summarize the responses:
- Many people wanted to see the tree. I will try to put it on the
Internet and I will post the address in a few days.
- A few people truly doubted that anyone could trace their ancestry back
to King David. One person offered $1000 to someone who could prove the
lineage.
- Finally, one person did the math:
If you consider 25 years to a generation (4 generations per century),
then there are 30 centuries x 4 = 120 generations between King David
and today. So conservatively, if each generation produced only
2 children, that means that King David has 2 to the 120, or a billion
billion billion descendants today. We are all descendants of King David.
He further pointed out that since we are all descendants of King David,
we already have a database for his descendants. It's the Family Tree of
the Jewish People (http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom).

Matthew Meisel
matthew24@...
http://jewish.genealogy.org

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: King David family tree #general

Matthew Meisel <matthew24@...>
 

Yesterday, I made the following post:

A visitor to my web site (address below) sent me a copy of his family
tree and asked if there is a web site or someone that is interested in
it. The tree itself goes back to King David.
My question is twofold:
1) Is there someone out there who would be interested in the tree? I'd
be more than happy to put you in touch with its author.
2) After hearing of numerous success stories, it seems that several
people have successfully traced their ancestry back to King David. Why
not create a database of the descendants of King David? Would JewishGen
be willing to host such a database?
I'd like to share some of the responses I received:
Some people had glowing praise for anyone who could trace themselves
back to King David. (Just to clarify, I have not traced myself back,
someone else did. Also, this is just a lineage of *one* person's
ancestry back to King David, not a tree of King David's descendants!)
Others were a little more skeptical.
To summarize the responses:
- Many people wanted to see the tree. I will try to put it on the
Internet and I will post the address in a few days.
- A few people truly doubted that anyone could trace their ancestry back
to King David. One person offered $1000 to someone who could prove the
lineage.
- Finally, one person did the math:
If you consider 25 years to a generation (4 generations per century),
then there are 30 centuries x 4 = 120 generations between King David
and today. So conservatively, if each generation produced only
2 children, that means that King David has 2 to the 120, or a billion
billion billion descendants today. We are all descendants of King David.
He further pointed out that since we are all descendants of King David,
we already have a database for his descendants. It's the Family Tree of
the Jewish People (http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom).

Matthew Meisel
matthew24@...
http://jewish.genealogy.org

Re: Occupations/professions in Poland #general

Ronisl@...
 

Murray Goldwaser wrote:

Does anyone know of a source (hopefully on the web) that lists Jewish
occupations/professions in Poland and their English equivalent?
No need to search for a source elsewhere. JewishGen has
Polish Occupations listed at their web site in an InfoFile
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/pl-occ.txt
While you're at this site, look around. It's chock full of
valuable information. Enjoy!!
Yours
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Coordinator, Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Initiative, JRI-PL
New York

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Occupations/professions in Poland #general

Ronisl@...
 

Murray Goldwaser wrote:

Does anyone know of a source (hopefully on the web) that lists Jewish
occupations/professions in Poland and their English equivalent?
No need to search for a source elsewhere. JewishGen has
Polish Occupations listed at their web site in an InfoFile
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/pl-occ.txt
While you're at this site, look around. It's chock full of
valuable information. Enjoy!!
Yours
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Coordinator, Belchatow Shtetl CO-OP Initiative, JRI-PL
New York

Border Crossing Mystery .... Solved #general

MR LAWRENCE S FREUND <YLXX42A@...>
 

This note is for those who might have seen my earlier query and
wondered about the answer:

At issue was the location of the German town where my grandfather
crossed >from Russia in 1897. In his memoir, written in Yiddish, he
spelled out the name of the town as what seems closest in English to
Tiflis, clearly impossible. But one respondent nailed the answer:
TILSIT. The town, then in Prussia, was one of about a dozen emigrant
control stations established by Germany along its Russian border. In
"Fame, Fortune and Sweet Liberty," an excellent book on the "Great
European Emigration" published in Bremen (in both English and German
editions), the authors write: "(Health inspection stations) were set
up at points where the Russian and Prussian railroad lines met, and
all emigrants were required to use the special trains or cars, which
were now often uncomfortable." There's more descriptive detail in
Bernard Horwich's "My First Eighty Years" (excerpts available at www.
uic.edu/depts/hist/nearwest/docs/jews/horwich/horwich.html). Also,
Tilsit is in a nearly straight line >from Vitebsk, my grandfather's
starting point, to Hamburg, >from whence he sailed to London.

(Tilsit became part of the Soviet Union following World War Two, when
it was re-named Sovetska.)

My thanks to all who replied to my earlier note.

Larry Freund
Glory1@...
Port Washington, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Border Crossing Mystery .... Solved #general

MR LAWRENCE S FREUND <YLXX42A@...>
 

This note is for those who might have seen my earlier query and
wondered about the answer:

At issue was the location of the German town where my grandfather
crossed >from Russia in 1897. In his memoir, written in Yiddish, he
spelled out the name of the town as what seems closest in English to
Tiflis, clearly impossible. But one respondent nailed the answer:
TILSIT. The town, then in Prussia, was one of about a dozen emigrant
control stations established by Germany along its Russian border. In
"Fame, Fortune and Sweet Liberty," an excellent book on the "Great
European Emigration" published in Bremen (in both English and German
editions), the authors write: "(Health inspection stations) were set
up at points where the Russian and Prussian railroad lines met, and
all emigrants were required to use the special trains or cars, which
were now often uncomfortable." There's more descriptive detail in
Bernard Horwich's "My First Eighty Years" (excerpts available at www.
uic.edu/depts/hist/nearwest/docs/jews/horwich/horwich.html). Also,
Tilsit is in a nearly straight line >from Vitebsk, my grandfather's
starting point, to Hamburg, >from whence he sailed to London.

(Tilsit became part of the Soviet Union following World War Two, when
it was re-named Sovetska.)

My thanks to all who replied to my earlier note.

Larry Freund
Glory1@...
Port Washington, NY

Laroux virus #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Dear SIG:

Thanks Anne Rothman, for alerting me to the fact that one of my files was
infected with the Laroux virus. If any inputters have had problems in the
past week, please let me know and I will resend you a clean file. Also,
please, please, please run your virus scan frequently. I was guilty of not
doing this. Its a classic case of "do as I say, not as I do."

My apologies for the inconvenience.

Davida Noyek Handler

(red-faced) LitvakSIG Co-coordinator

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Laroux virus #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Dear SIG:

Thanks Anne Rothman, for alerting me to the fact that one of my files was
infected with the Laroux virus. If any inputters have had problems in the
past week, please let me know and I will resend you a clean file. Also,
please, please, please run your virus scan frequently. I was guilty of not
doing this. Its a classic case of "do as I say, not as I do."

My apologies for the inconvenience.

Davida Noyek Handler

(red-faced) LitvakSIG Co-coordinator

ZALMAN #lithuania

Jill <kayjd@...>
 

Hi all!

I was hoping you might be able to help me with the name Zalman. I have
looked at all the resources on jewishgen for names. But my question is
if ZALMAN is a first name?? It sounds like a surname...the person's
name is ZALMAN Aaron HARRIS...could Zalman be the mother's surname??
What do you all think? In another instance a female relative name is
Sheina ZALMAN MILEMAN who is also >from the same small shtetl--Birzai,
Lithuania.

Can't wait to hear all your good ideas!!

Thanks,
Jill

REBE
HARRIS
USHIN

I still want to volunteer FOR data entry #lithuania

BRPWIT@...
 

I still have had no response to my efforts to volunteer for data entry
services -
aren't volunteers needed?
thank you
steve witkin