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midwife Sara LEISTEN from Tarnow #general

sulamitb <sulamitb@...>
 

Deaar Genners,
I am researching my LEISTEN family >from Tarnow. On a birth record >from 1898
I found the name of the midwife, Sara LEISTEN. Does anyone have a birth
record with the name of that midwife? If so, I would appreciate sharing
information.
Thank you

Sulamith Beit Yannai
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen midwife Sara LEISTEN from Tarnow #general

sulamitb <sulamitb@...>
 

Deaar Genners,
I am researching my LEISTEN family >from Tarnow. On a birth record >from 1898
I found the name of the midwife, Sara LEISTEN. Does anyone have a birth
record with the name of that midwife? If so, I would appreciate sharing
information.
Thank you

Sulamith Beit Yannai
Jerusalem


Jewish Home -Bronx NY #general

jay Lenefsky <hotdog@...>
 

Dear One and All:

Does anyone have a relative or knows of someone who lives in the Jewish Home
in the Bronx?

I have a question for a "local" of the Home.

Please answer me privately.

Thank you.

Jay Lenefsky
hotdog@017.net.il

or the e-mail address listed above ("from")


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Home -Bronx NY #general

jay Lenefsky <hotdog@...>
 

Dear One and All:

Does anyone have a relative or knows of someone who lives in the Jewish Home
in the Bronx?

I have a question for a "local" of the Home.

Please answer me privately.

Thank you.

Jay Lenefsky
hotdog@017.net.il

or the e-mail address listed above ("from")


New Books at UC Berkeley #general

jeremy frankel
 

With a new semester under way, I thought I would pay another visit to
the "new books" aisle. Once again I was struck by the variety of
Jewish themes of the books I saw.

Michelle Terrell has written an account of Jews living in Caribbean,
entitled "The Jewish Community of early Colonial Nevis." A small
compact book of some 183 pages, there are plans of community layouts,
photos of pottery, and perhaps most importantly, a list of the Jews
living in there in the late 17th century. Their names are sourced to
UK archival material. The book was published by the University Press
of Florida in 2005. The ISBN is 0-8130-2786-1.

A radically different theme was explored in Jeffrey S. Gurock's book
"Judaism's Encounter with American Sports." This book was published
by Indiana University Press in 2005. The ISBN is 0-253-34700-9.
Imaginative chapter headings include " The Training of "All American"
Yeshiva Boys" and " Shul vs Pool."

What could turn out to be a useful book to have on one's shelf is one
by Sharon Barcan Elswit, entitled "The Jewish Story Finder - A Guide
to 363 Tales, Listing Subjects and Sources." It was published in 2005
by McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC, and London. The ISBN is
0-7864-2192-4.

The story descriptions are grouped in chapters with titles such as
"God, Faith and Prayer," Rabbis: Wit and Wisdom," and "Tricksters and
Fools." After each story description is a brief subject "connections"
such as Hasidic tales, mitzvot, music, followed by how else this
story theme is told.

Finally, following a more traditional theme is Wiliam Pencak's "Jews
& Gentiles in early America - 1654 - 1800." This was published by the
University of Michigan in 2005. The ISBN-10 is 0-472-11454-9.
Chapters highlight New York, Newport, Rhode Island; Charleston, South
Carolina; Savannnah, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The
notes to the text and the bibliographic note, offer further reading
to this fascinating aspect of American Jewry.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Books at UC Berkeley #general

jeremy frankel
 

With a new semester under way, I thought I would pay another visit to
the "new books" aisle. Once again I was struck by the variety of
Jewish themes of the books I saw.

Michelle Terrell has written an account of Jews living in Caribbean,
entitled "The Jewish Community of early Colonial Nevis." A small
compact book of some 183 pages, there are plans of community layouts,
photos of pottery, and perhaps most importantly, a list of the Jews
living in there in the late 17th century. Their names are sourced to
UK archival material. The book was published by the University Press
of Florida in 2005. The ISBN is 0-8130-2786-1.

A radically different theme was explored in Jeffrey S. Gurock's book
"Judaism's Encounter with American Sports." This book was published
by Indiana University Press in 2005. The ISBN is 0-253-34700-9.
Imaginative chapter headings include " The Training of "All American"
Yeshiva Boys" and " Shul vs Pool."

What could turn out to be a useful book to have on one's shelf is one
by Sharon Barcan Elswit, entitled "The Jewish Story Finder - A Guide
to 363 Tales, Listing Subjects and Sources." It was published in 2005
by McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC, and London. The ISBN is
0-7864-2192-4.

The story descriptions are grouped in chapters with titles such as
"God, Faith and Prayer," Rabbis: Wit and Wisdom," and "Tricksters and
Fools." After each story description is a brief subject "connections"
such as Hasidic tales, mitzvot, music, followed by how else this
story theme is told.

Finally, following a more traditional theme is Wiliam Pencak's "Jews
& Gentiles in early America - 1654 - 1800." This was published by the
University of Michigan in 2005. The ISBN-10 is 0-472-11454-9.
Chapters highlight New York, Newport, Rhode Island; Charleston, South
Carolina; Savannnah, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The
notes to the text and the bibliographic note, offer further reading
to this fascinating aspect of American Jewry.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-London, England
Berkeley, California, USA

EBIN: Russia -> New York, USA
FRANKEL: Poland -> London, England
GOLD (RATH): Praszka, Poland -> London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland -> London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland -> London, England -> NYC, NY, USA


Missing Radzyn Podlaski records found! #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

At the conference in Las Vegas last summer, the Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland presentation referred to the "discovery of missing records" for
various towns. In the talk, it was mentioned that:

"Each year some researchers with roots in Poland are the beneficiaries
of newly discovered registers, those that were either misfiled, mis-labeled
or in undocumented collections. In other cases, civil records offices
uncover books they didn’t know they had and pass them along to the PSA.

Fortunately, archivists in Poland are now bringing new discoveries to the
attention of JRI-Poland whenever they come across something they know
would be of interest to us .

It's happened again!

A few months ago, JRI-Poland placed an order with the Grodzisk Maz.
archives for copies of the 1905 index pages for the Radzymin records.
While studying the various registers in the fond, a staff member of the
archives realized that some of the books were not for Radzymin.
JRI-Poland was notified and, at our request, a detailed review of these
registers were made.

We learned that the registers are for Radzyn Podlaski and consist of
the following years/types:

Birth register: 1879 - 1913
Marriage registers 1863-1893, 1894-1906
Death register: 1882-1895

Index pages for these records have been ordered and an announcement
about the new Radzyn Podlaski indexing project will be made in the
near future.

One cautionary note...researchers should be reminded that this
was a unique find, and should NOT be considered as an omen for the
survival of missing registers of Jewish vital records for other towns.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent U.S.
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Robinn Magid
Archive Coordinator, Lublin branch of Polish State Archives


JRI Poland #Poland Missing Radzyn Podlaski records found! #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

At the conference in Las Vegas last summer, the Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland presentation referred to the "discovery of missing records" for
various towns. In the talk, it was mentioned that:

"Each year some researchers with roots in Poland are the beneficiaries
of newly discovered registers, those that were either misfiled, mis-labeled
or in undocumented collections. In other cases, civil records offices
uncover books they didn’t know they had and pass them along to the PSA.

Fortunately, archivists in Poland are now bringing new discoveries to the
attention of JRI-Poland whenever they come across something they know
would be of interest to us .

It's happened again!

A few months ago, JRI-Poland placed an order with the Grodzisk Maz.
archives for copies of the 1905 index pages for the Radzymin records.
While studying the various registers in the fond, a staff member of the
archives realized that some of the books were not for Radzymin.
JRI-Poland was notified and, at our request, a detailed review of these
registers were made.

We learned that the registers are for Radzyn Podlaski and consist of
the following years/types:

Birth register: 1879 - 1913
Marriage registers 1863-1893, 1894-1906
Death register: 1882-1895

Index pages for these records have been ordered and an announcement
about the new Radzyn Podlaski indexing project will be made in the
near future.

One cautionary note...researchers should be reminded that this
was a unique find, and should NOT be considered as an omen for the
survival of missing registers of Jewish vital records for other towns.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an independent U.S.
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Robinn Magid
Archive Coordinator, Lublin branch of Polish State Archives


JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wednesday, 8 February, #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m.
JFRA Israel - Ra'anana branch (English)

Everyone interested in Jewish history and family
history is invited to this meeting with visiting
expert

Dr. Neil Rosenstein, New Jersey US
"The true story of Saul Wahl, the Jewish King of
Poland for a day"

One of the foremost genealogists and author of
essential books (Unbroken Chain Vol. I/II, Luria
Family) and articles (Avotaynu, etc.), Dr. Rosenstein
will present an illustrated lecture (English) based on
his next book in preparation.

For the first time, he will present the legends and
facts behind the Jewish "King for a Day" of Poland,
Saul Wahl. A master at separating fact >from fiction,
Rosenstein will offer historical research pointing out
errors and inconsistencies, and the true events.

Doors and library open 7 pm; program 7.30 pm
Bet Fischer, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana
JFRA members: NIS 5; others: NIS 20.
Membership checks accepted: NIS 100, single; NIS 160,
couple.
Info/reservations: Ingrid Rockberger,
ingrid@genealogy.org.il

We look forward to greeting you.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


Re: New Free UK-Research Database #general

Nachum Tuchman
 

Hi,

You get the page number on top. You can click to go forward or
backward a page at a time, or you can change the page number to jump
more pages at a single shot. You would have to estimate an
approximate number of pages to jump. It may be time consuming, but if
you find what you're looking for, it's worth it.

I had not been able to find when either of my wife's 2 English great
grandmother's died. Through the data base, I found one of them.
It only gives me the quarter of the year in which she died, but at
least it's better than what I knew before.

I'd like to thank the poster (I accidentally deleted the original post
and don't remember who it was) for tipping us off on this.

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel

Searching:
TUCHMAN / KLARMAN / ASPIS - Busko-Zdroj Poland, Kielce Gubernia
LIEBERMAN/KALUSHEVITZ / ZYSSMAN/TZIGUTCH - Lowicz Poland
RAIDER / REJDER / GINSBERG - Soly/Smorgon Belarus
ROSINSKY / BAYLETT / PAILET / BERNSTEIN - London
KIWI - Samter, Posen/Berlin BUETOW - Zeitz/Berlin

On 1/31/06, Sherry L Mayrent <oyfpro@concentric.net> wrote:

There's an interesting glitch in this database -- I was searching for
my last name (MAYRENT), and when I entered it, all the hits I got
were for pages that started with Mc and ended with a name beginning
with Me -- the program evidently thinks that Mc is the same as Mac,
which it is not. So I was effectively barred >from finding any useful
images. Bummer.

Sherry Mayrent


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wednesday, 8 February, #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m.
JFRA Israel - Ra'anana branch (English)

Everyone interested in Jewish history and family
history is invited to this meeting with visiting
expert

Dr. Neil Rosenstein, New Jersey US
"The true story of Saul Wahl, the Jewish King of
Poland for a day"

One of the foremost genealogists and author of
essential books (Unbroken Chain Vol. I/II, Luria
Family) and articles (Avotaynu, etc.), Dr. Rosenstein
will present an illustrated lecture (English) based on
his next book in preparation.

For the first time, he will present the legends and
facts behind the Jewish "King for a Day" of Poland,
Saul Wahl. A master at separating fact >from fiction,
Rosenstein will offer historical research pointing out
errors and inconsistencies, and the true events.

Doors and library open 7 pm; program 7.30 pm
Bet Fischer, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana
JFRA members: NIS 5; others: NIS 20.
Membership checks accepted: NIS 100, single; NIS 160,
couple.
Info/reservations: Ingrid Rockberger,
ingrid@genealogy.org.il

We look forward to greeting you.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@allrelative.net
schelly@genealogy.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New Free UK-Research Database #general

Nachum Tuchman
 

Hi,

You get the page number on top. You can click to go forward or
backward a page at a time, or you can change the page number to jump
more pages at a single shot. You would have to estimate an
approximate number of pages to jump. It may be time consuming, but if
you find what you're looking for, it's worth it.

I had not been able to find when either of my wife's 2 English great
grandmother's died. Through the data base, I found one of them.
It only gives me the quarter of the year in which she died, but at
least it's better than what I knew before.

I'd like to thank the poster (I accidentally deleted the original post
and don't remember who it was) for tipping us off on this.

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel

Searching:
TUCHMAN / KLARMAN / ASPIS - Busko-Zdroj Poland, Kielce Gubernia
LIEBERMAN/KALUSHEVITZ / ZYSSMAN/TZIGUTCH - Lowicz Poland
RAIDER / REJDER / GINSBERG - Soly/Smorgon Belarus
ROSINSKY / BAYLETT / PAILET / BERNSTEIN - London
KIWI - Samter, Posen/Berlin BUETOW - Zeitz/Berlin

On 1/31/06, Sherry L Mayrent <oyfpro@concentric.net> wrote:

There's an interesting glitch in this database -- I was searching for
my last name (MAYRENT), and when I entered it, all the hits I got
were for pages that started with Mc and ended with a name beginning
with Me -- the program evidently thinks that Mc is the same as Mac,
which it is not. So I was effectively barred >from finding any useful
images. Bummer.

Sherry Mayrent


Former Soviet Union Records [USSR] #lithuania

gerald gaffin <gerald.shirley@...>
 

Looking through the countries listed on the Jewishgen.org site, there
appears to not details related to those areas of Stalinist Russia - apart
from Belarus and Ukraine - that fell into Nazi hands. Essentially, this
comprises the area North & East of the former Baltic States, up as far as
Lake Ladoga, including the Leningrad region.

Where can one find family details that would - possibly - have been recorded
in this specific area ?

Dr Gerald S. Gaffin [JGFF # 61823]

Researching : ITSICOVICH ; LEIB ; GAFFIN ; CHAZEN ; BERMAN -all originally
from Leningrad region or Kovno Guberniya of Tsarist Lithuania, and who
subsequently migrated to England in the late 19th C.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Former Soviet Union Records [USSR] #lithuania

gerald gaffin <gerald.shirley@...>
 

Looking through the countries listed on the Jewishgen.org site, there
appears to not details related to those areas of Stalinist Russia - apart
from Belarus and Ukraine - that fell into Nazi hands. Essentially, this
comprises the area North & East of the former Baltic States, up as far as
Lake Ladoga, including the Leningrad region.

Where can one find family details that would - possibly - have been recorded
in this specific area ?

Dr Gerald S. Gaffin [JGFF # 61823]

Researching : ITSICOVICH ; LEIB ; GAFFIN ; CHAZEN ; BERMAN -all originally
from Leningrad region or Kovno Guberniya of Tsarist Lithuania, and who
subsequently migrated to England in the late 19th C.


Re: Dates difference Russian/Ours #lithuania

Meri-Jane Rochelson <rochelso@...>
 

The date on the Gregorian calendar (the one we use) is thirteen days
later than the date on the Julian (old Russian) calendar. So March 12,
1902 would have been March 25 in western Europe and America. I don't
know exactly when the Russian calendar was changed to conform, but I
think it was at the time of the 1917 revolution. Lithuanian Jewish
vital records will also usually include the Hebrew date, so if you have
a concordance for the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars you can use that as
a double-check.

Meri-Jane Rochelson
Miami, FL


Rosalind Romem wrote:



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please could someone give me the secular date for the Russian (per
birth certificate 1903) 12/March 1903.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Dates difference Russian/Ours #lithuania

Meri-Jane Rochelson <rochelso@...>
 

The date on the Gregorian calendar (the one we use) is thirteen days
later than the date on the Julian (old Russian) calendar. So March 12,
1902 would have been March 25 in western Europe and America. I don't
know exactly when the Russian calendar was changed to conform, but I
think it was at the time of the 1917 revolution. Lithuanian Jewish
vital records will also usually include the Hebrew date, so if you have
a concordance for the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars you can use that as
a double-check.

Meri-Jane Rochelson
Miami, FL


Rosalind Romem wrote:



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please could someone give me the secular date for the Russian (per
birth certificate 1903) 12/March 1903.


trasnistria #general

Jeana Roden <jekroden@...>
 

Good day, I would like to know if you have the list of Romanian-Jew send to
labor camp in Transnistria >from Bucharest, Romania bet.1941-1944. Your
answer will be grateful appreciated.
Thank you in advance
Jeana Roden

MODERATOR NOTE: Please check the resources offered by the ROM-SIG:
JewishGen's Romanian Jewish Genealogy - Special Interest Group, covering
the countries known today as Romania and Moldova, as well as the southwestern
portion of Ukraine and Southern Hungary.
Included in these countries are the areas formerly known as Bukovina,
Moldavia, Bessarabia, Transylvania, Wallachia and The Banat


Unlinked relatives - what to do? #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

If a genealogical researcher has identified a relative but can't establish the
link to his/her family tree, what should s/he do with that information?

Should this "unlinkable" person be added to the family tree without a link or
not? (here I mean the software which stores the family tree).

If not, how to store it in order to be able to use that information in the
future when an eventual link is uncovered?

Best regards
Tom

PS: Just so that this question becomes clearer in its context:
Along the 12 years I have been researching the VENETIANER family, and as far
as I was able to determine, all Venetianers descend >from a family which
originates >from a certain region in Europe. That means that with a *very
high level of certainty* any person whose family name was/is Venetianer is
potentially my relative. Thus, each time I discover a *new* Venetianer and
can't establish his/her link to my tree, I'm stuck with the problem above.
--
Tom Venetianer < mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br >
Sao Paulo - Brazil

MODERATOR NOTE: Please do not mention names of genealogical programs.


Rubinstein of Osterlenka #general

Eva J. Ruben
 

I received a Declaration of Intention that enabled me to find the
arrival date of my husband's great grandmother on the Ellis Island site.
The manifest gave me the following information:
The mother, Scheine RUBINSTEIN, age 45, came >from Ostrulenka, Russia
(Poland) with two daughters, Sprinze (11) and Feige (5) to the father,
Jacob Rubinstein who lived at 336 5th Street, New York City. They
arrived on Sep 17, 1907 aboard the SS Finland which departed from
Antwerp, Belgium. The relative in Europe is shown as Abraham SHAPIRO.
Sprinze was known as Sophie and Feige as Dora or Dorothy here in the US.
On the Declaration, Rubinstein is spelled both ways - Rubinstein and
Rubenstein. Later this family lived at 1659 Washington Ave, Bronx.
Any information someone can add to this would be most appreciated.
Eva Joy Lamm-Ruben, Nevada City, CA. USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen trasnistria #general

Jeana Roden <jekroden@...>
 

Good day, I would like to know if you have the list of Romanian-Jew send to
labor camp in Transnistria >from Bucharest, Romania bet.1941-1944. Your
answer will be grateful appreciated.
Thank you in advance
Jeana Roden

MODERATOR NOTE: Please check the resources offered by the ROM-SIG:
JewishGen's Romanian Jewish Genealogy - Special Interest Group, covering
the countries known today as Romania and Moldova, as well as the southwestern
portion of Ukraine and Southern Hungary.
Included in these countries are the areas formerly known as Bukovina,
Moldavia, Bessarabia, Transylvania, Wallachia and The Banat