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Rabbinic Matzevot #rabbinic

Cnydorf@...
 

Dear Ravsiggers,

Please forgive what may be naive questions. I have been looking at
matseyves and finding the abbreviation 'hey reysh beyz' before names
and the abbreviation 'beyz double apostrophe reysh' between the
names of fathers and sons. Am I correct in assuming that the first
abbreviation means 'rabbi' and the second 'son of rabbi'?

Regards
Charles Nydorf


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbinic Matzevot #rabbinic

Cnydorf@...
 

Dear Ravsiggers,

Please forgive what may be naive questions. I have been looking at
matseyves and finding the abbreviation 'hey reysh beyz' before names
and the abbreviation 'beyz double apostrophe reysh' between the
names of fathers and sons. Am I correct in assuming that the first
abbreviation means 'rabbi' and the second 'son of rabbi'?

Regards
Charles Nydorf


SCHINDLER from Brzesko #rabbinic

Miriam Klein <mpklein@...>
 

Hi,

I'm new to this SIG. Does anyone have access to Meorei Galicia? I
see on JewishGen that the name SCHINDLER is listed. I've traced my
Hungarian (Hajdunanas) SCHINDLER family back to Brzesko (Brigel),
Galicia and family lore has it that my ggg-grandfather Moshe
Elimelech SCHINDLER (d. 1865) was >from a rabbinic family. He was
married to Genendel Liba bas Shaul Boruch HAMMER. Their children
were Yosef, Shevach, Zisel, Chana Perel, and Rochel.

Thanks,

Miriam Klein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic SCHINDLER from Brzesko #rabbinic

Miriam Klein <mpklein@...>
 

Hi,

I'm new to this SIG. Does anyone have access to Meorei Galicia? I
see on JewishGen that the name SCHINDLER is listed. I've traced my
Hungarian (Hajdunanas) SCHINDLER family back to Brzesko (Brigel),
Galicia and family lore has it that my ggg-grandfather Moshe
Elimelech SCHINDLER (d. 1865) was >from a rabbinic family. He was
married to Genendel Liba bas Shaul Boruch HAMMER. Their children
were Yosef, Shevach, Zisel, Chana Perel, and Rochel.

Thanks,

Miriam Klein


LitvakSIG Digest for Litvak genealogy inquiries #general

Joel Ratner
 

This is to serve as a reminder to Litvaks reading the JGen Digest to
remember to subscribe to the LitvakSIG Digest. It's free, and it also
contains certain content prohibited >from being published in this forum. That
is to say, the details of LitvakSIG projects must remain within the
framework of our own publication and may not be published here. So remember,
if you have not already done so, please subscribe to the LitvakSIG Digest.

Also, please post and post often to the LitvakSIG Digest. There are many a
Litvak researcher with information which may be of use to you. The best way
to find information on the specifics of Litvak genealogy is through our
group and its publications.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LitvakSIG Digest for Litvak genealogy inquiries #general

Joel Ratner
 

This is to serve as a reminder to Litvaks reading the JGen Digest to
remember to subscribe to the LitvakSIG Digest. It's free, and it also
contains certain content prohibited >from being published in this forum. That
is to say, the details of LitvakSIG projects must remain within the
framework of our own publication and may not be published here. So remember,
if you have not already done so, please subscribe to the LitvakSIG Digest.

Also, please post and post often to the LitvakSIG Digest. There are many a
Litvak researcher with information which may be of use to you. The best way
to find information on the specifics of Litvak genealogy is through our
group and its publications.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Re: Looking for Jewish Cemetery in Mendig Germany #general

EllnKahn@...
 

To Tuvia McKane:

My father's maternal ancestors are buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Mendig,
Germany, where the family had lived for at least 300 years. Mendig, as you may
know, is a very small village (actually until last century, there were two
towns: Obermendig and Niedermendig) near Mayen, Germany.

While researching my family during the last 25 years, I have been to Mendig
twice. My father and one of his brothers fled Germany in the 1930s. As in
most towns in Germany, the Jewish cemetery is kept locked. The key and the
records are held by the Mayor (Burgermeister) in the Town Hall (Rathaus).

If you are looking for confirmation of the gravesites, my suggestion is that
you write to the Burgermeister. The letter can be in English but be very
specific with your question including your ancestors' full names, dates of birth
and death. You will want to include a return envelope with possibly two
International Coupons. Since the village is very small there is no guarantee that
you will get a reply.

If you want a photograph of the Jewish cemetery, please send me your complete
address and I will make a copy for you. While there, I visited each and
every grave but I do not recall seeing the names Isaak and Eva Moses. Almost all
of the graves are of my ancestors whose last names were "May." In case we may
be related, what documentation do you have regarding these ancestors? Could
the surname "Moses" be Eva's father's name?

Coincidentally the only relative who was born and lived in Mendig until his
family fled Germany in 1939 is my cousin who lives in Greensboro NC. I am
certain that he would be glad to speak to you. Please email me personally.

Ellen Lukas Kahn
Homewood, IL
EllnKahn@aol.com

----
Subject: Looking forJewish cemetery in Mendig Germany
From: "Tuvia" <tmckane@triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005

Hello,
My G G Grandparents Issak and Eva Moses lived and were buried in
Mendig/Eifel Germany. I am looking for a way to contact the Jewish cemetery
in Mendig.. Any ideas??.

Thank you

Tuvia McKane
Greensboro, NC USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Jewish Cemetery in Mendig Germany #general

EllnKahn@...
 

To Tuvia McKane:

My father's maternal ancestors are buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Mendig,
Germany, where the family had lived for at least 300 years. Mendig, as you may
know, is a very small village (actually until last century, there were two
towns: Obermendig and Niedermendig) near Mayen, Germany.

While researching my family during the last 25 years, I have been to Mendig
twice. My father and one of his brothers fled Germany in the 1930s. As in
most towns in Germany, the Jewish cemetery is kept locked. The key and the
records are held by the Mayor (Burgermeister) in the Town Hall (Rathaus).

If you are looking for confirmation of the gravesites, my suggestion is that
you write to the Burgermeister. The letter can be in English but be very
specific with your question including your ancestors' full names, dates of birth
and death. You will want to include a return envelope with possibly two
International Coupons. Since the village is very small there is no guarantee that
you will get a reply.

If you want a photograph of the Jewish cemetery, please send me your complete
address and I will make a copy for you. While there, I visited each and
every grave but I do not recall seeing the names Isaak and Eva Moses. Almost all
of the graves are of my ancestors whose last names were "May." In case we may
be related, what documentation do you have regarding these ancestors? Could
the surname "Moses" be Eva's father's name?

Coincidentally the only relative who was born and lived in Mendig until his
family fled Germany in 1939 is my cousin who lives in Greensboro NC. I am
certain that he would be glad to speak to you. Please email me personally.

Ellen Lukas Kahn
Homewood, IL
EllnKahn@aol.com

----
Subject: Looking forJewish cemetery in Mendig Germany
From: "Tuvia" <tmckane@triad.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005

Hello,
My G G Grandparents Issak and Eva Moses lived and were buried in
Mendig/Eifel Germany. I am looking for a way to contact the Jewish cemetery
in Mendig.. Any ideas??.

Thank you

Tuvia McKane
Greensboro, NC USA


JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry #general

Professor Michael Notis
 

Hello! I have a specific problem with a search for the surname NOTIS
which does not come up with anything, even if I use Daitch-Mokotoff
Soundex (I get lots of near names but no NOTIS).
However, there are NOTIS names on the old CD ROM, which means they got
left out. I know there are NOTIS burials at Mt.Ararat in NY so something
seems in error?

Michael Notis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry #general

Professor Michael Notis
 

Hello! I have a specific problem with a search for the surname NOTIS
which does not come up with anything, even if I use Daitch-Mokotoff
Soundex (I get lots of near names but no NOTIS).
However, there are NOTIS names on the old CD ROM, which means they got
left out. I know there are NOTIS burials at Mt.Ararat in NY so something
seems in error?

Michael Notis


LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project/Vilna District Research Group on the road - Israel #general

Joel Ratner
 

I will be on the road this summer in Israel [July 29 - August 15]. During
part of this time, I will be available to individuals for consultation about
the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project and the Vilna Research District
Group activities.

If there are groups in Israel wishing to host a presentation of the
LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project or the Vilna District records,
please contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Mila Begun #general

Sam Lenger
 

To the jewishgen family
I was very sorry receiving the news of her passing.
I work with her doing data entry for Mezritsh Podalski >from the beginning to
the end and had the opportunity to feel the human being she was. It will be
a great loss not only for her immediate family but also for the Jewishgen
family.
I review in my inbox all the mails I received >from her and in some of them
she wrote pieces of information about her family.
I think this may be of sentimental value for the family and am ready to
e-mail this to someone that can forward it to the family.
With the expression of our condolences to the family
Sam Lenger sdfisr@zahav.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project/Vilna District Research Group on the road - Israel #general

Joel Ratner
 

I will be on the road this summer in Israel [July 29 - August 15]. During
part of this time, I will be available to individuals for consultation about
the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project and the Vilna Research District
Group activities.

If there are groups in Israel wishing to host a presentation of the
LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project or the Vilna District records,
please contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mila Begun #general

Sam Lenger
 

To the jewishgen family
I was very sorry receiving the news of her passing.
I work with her doing data entry for Mezritsh Podalski >from the beginning to
the end and had the opportunity to feel the human being she was. It will be
a great loss not only for her immediate family but also for the Jewishgen
family.
I review in my inbox all the mails I received >from her and in some of them
she wrote pieces of information about her family.
I think this may be of sentimental value for the family and am ready to
e-mail this to someone that can forward it to the family.
With the expression of our condolences to the family
Sam Lenger sdfisr@zahav.net.il


introducing myself and a problem #usa

Cnydorf@...
 

Dear Early American Siggers
Although I am an American, actually no less about the early American
branch of my family than any other. Here is my story:
My great-great grandmother Sora bas Jona came to New York as a widow in
1893 to join her grown children. She was born in about 1830 and was the widow
of Dov Ber MSCICHOWSKI of Radzilow in the Lomza government of Russian Poland.
According to my family Sora's parents and brothers and sisters had
moved to the US a lot earlier, perhaps in the 1850's.
There is one intriguing thing about my family which may or not be
clue. Two of Sora's sons took very old-fashioned Anglo-Jewish style names in
the US; Wolf and Harris ISAACS.
I just wonder if they could been influenced in chosing their names by the
example of my relatives that were already here.
Naturally I would like to trace this "lost" branch of my family.
What's the best way to start? Regards,

Charles Nydorf NYC Cnydorf@aol.com


Early American SIG #USA introducing myself and a problem #usa

Cnydorf@...
 

Dear Early American Siggers
Although I am an American, actually no less about the early American
branch of my family than any other. Here is my story:
My great-great grandmother Sora bas Jona came to New York as a widow in
1893 to join her grown children. She was born in about 1830 and was the widow
of Dov Ber MSCICHOWSKI of Radzilow in the Lomza government of Russian Poland.
According to my family Sora's parents and brothers and sisters had
moved to the US a lot earlier, perhaps in the 1850's.
There is one intriguing thing about my family which may or not be
clue. Two of Sora's sons took very old-fashioned Anglo-Jewish style names in
the US; Wolf and Harris ISAACS.
I just wonder if they could been influenced in chosing their names by the
example of my relatives that were already here.
Naturally I would like to trace this "lost" branch of my family.
What's the best way to start? Regards,

Charles Nydorf NYC Cnydorf@aol.com


LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project [VRI] - Update #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The LitvakSIG Vital Records Project is moving along. The current status of
in process records is as follows:


Birzai - some records have been translated and are being proofed

Keidan - Later birth records [1899 - 1909] have been received back >from the
translator and are being proofed. These will become available fairly soon.
Olga Zabludoff, our Shtetl Coordinator for Keidan, will be beating the
bushes soon to secure funding for further translation work. Olga has done a
yeoman's job at both fundraising and proofing. Expect to hear >from her soon
and please respond in support of this project.

Moletai - I received word yesterday the translations of births will be sent
to us in a few weeks time. These will require proofing prior to
distribution. Further funding may be required to support the translation of
the Vilna 3rd Okrug [court district] records, many of which are for Moletai.

Pumpenai & Raseiniai - Order numbers are being assigned for all records for
both towns. These records will be sent out for translation within the week.

Shirvint & Vilna - Shirvint and Vilna will follow after the towns listed
above.


General

We will be adding one additional translator in the near future, so future
work can proceed somewhat faster. This is still predicated on sufficient
funding for each town.


If you are interested in finding out what records are available for your
town, please consult the list of microfilms / towns. This list can be
accessed >from the LitvakSIG home page. There is a hyperlink halfway down
the page and references the Vital Records [Vilna Archive microfilms].

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project/Vilna District Research Group on the road - ISRAEL #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

I will be on the road this summer in Israel [July 29 - August 15]. During
part of this time, I will be available to individuals for consultation about
the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project and the Vilna Research District
Group activities.

If there are groups in Israel wishing to host a presentation of the
LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project or the Vilna District records,
please contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project [VRI] - Update #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The LitvakSIG Vital Records Project is moving along. The current status of
in process records is as follows:


Birzai - some records have been translated and are being proofed

Keidan - Later birth records [1899 - 1909] have been received back >from the
translator and are being proofed. These will become available fairly soon.
Olga Zabludoff, our Shtetl Coordinator for Keidan, will be beating the
bushes soon to secure funding for further translation work. Olga has done a
yeoman's job at both fundraising and proofing. Expect to hear >from her soon
and please respond in support of this project.

Moletai - I received word yesterday the translations of births will be sent
to us in a few weeks time. These will require proofing prior to
distribution. Further funding may be required to support the translation of
the Vilna 3rd Okrug [court district] records, many of which are for Moletai.

Pumpenai & Raseiniai - Order numbers are being assigned for all records for
both towns. These records will be sent out for translation within the week.

Shirvint & Vilna - Shirvint and Vilna will follow after the towns listed
above.


General

We will be adding one additional translator in the near future, so future
work can proceed somewhat faster. This is still predicated on sufficient
funding for each town.


If you are interested in finding out what records are available for your
town, please consult the list of microfilms / towns. This list can be
accessed >from the LitvakSIG home page. There is a hyperlink halfway down
the page and references the Vital Records [Vilna Archive microfilms].

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project/Vilna District Research Group on the road - ISRAEL #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

I will be on the road this summer in Israel [July 29 - August 15]. During
part of this time, I will be available to individuals for consultation about
the LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project and the Vilna Research District
Group activities.

If there are groups in Israel wishing to host a presentation of the
LitvakSIG Vital Records Indexing Project or the Vilna District records,
please contact me at Joelrat1@hotmail.com.


Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group