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Baltimore USA #general

LEisenstad@...
 

For Corinne Silver in Manchester, U.K. who was looking for information
on Jewish genealogy in Baltimore - During this past summer I was in touch
with a woman named Virginia North, at the Jewish Historical Society, 15
Lloyd Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, phone # 410-732-6400. She was
able to provide some information about someone buried in a cemetery in
Baltimore. I don't know what kind of information the Historical Society
might keep about births and deaths. She's a 1-woman band, so to speak,
so she's pretty busy, but extremely nice and willing to help.

Linda Eisenstadt
Silver Spring, Maryland
LEisenstad@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Baltimore USA #general

LEisenstad@...
 

For Corinne Silver in Manchester, U.K. who was looking for information
on Jewish genealogy in Baltimore - During this past summer I was in touch
with a woman named Virginia North, at the Jewish Historical Society, 15
Lloyd Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, phone # 410-732-6400. She was
able to provide some information about someone buried in a cemetery in
Baltimore. I don't know what kind of information the Historical Society
might keep about births and deaths. She's a 1-woman band, so to speak,
so she's pretty busy, but extremely nice and willing to help.

Linda Eisenstadt
Silver Spring, Maryland
LEisenstad@...


Re: Unzer Weg #yizkorbooks

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

No, _Unzer Weg_ is a Yiddish newspaper published post war by DP's.
Saul

Marweit@... writes
Is there an English version of "Unser Weg?"

Shirley Weitzman
MODERATOR NOTE: We seem to be getting off-topic here, folks. Let's try to
stick to Yizkor books and the issues they raise.


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Re: Unzer Weg #yizkorbooks

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

No, _Unzer Weg_ is a Yiddish newspaper published post war by DP's.
Saul

Marweit@... writes
Is there an English version of "Unser Weg?"

Shirley Weitzman
MODERATOR NOTE: We seem to be getting off-topic here, folks. Let's try to
stick to Yizkor books and the issues they raise.


Re: Names allowed by Russians #general

irvjs@...
 

In a previous message I had written that in the Grodno Voters List,
there were 2 references under "SHIFRES" "apparently a transliteration
of the Cyrillic spelling of our family name)."

Dr. Barak then took me to task, stating that
<< If my memory does not trick me this you have posted a similar question
in the past and it has been accepted by almost everybody that Shifres is
not a transliteration of the Cyrillic spelling of your family but a
matronymic that was transformed into a surname. >>

Of course, I do not dispute that Shifres is a matronymic, and in fact
stated so myself in an earlier posting. I was merely stating that "SHIFRES"
as used in the 1912 Grodno Voters List (which I assume was originally
published in Cyrillic letters since Grodno was part of the Czarist empire
at the time) must be a transliteration into English and is no indication
of how the family actually spelled the name. In fact the Shifres spelling
was used by a cousin who moved to Palestine in the 1930's (later Shapir)
while my father took the Schiffres spelling when he moved to Germany.
Uncles who remained in Grodno when it became part of Poland were required
to spell the name Szyfres.

Irwin J. Schiffres
Rochester, NY

Researching SCHIFFRES/SHIFRES/SZYFRES (Grodno); HALPERN/GALPERN (Grodno);
SPEIER-HOLSTEIN (or either name separately-- Gensungen, Neuenbrunslar);
KAHN (Alsace, Belgium).

MODERATOR NOTE: This thread is now closed. Anyone
with further comments, please continue privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Names allowed by Russians #general

irvjs@...
 

In a previous message I had written that in the Grodno Voters List,
there were 2 references under "SHIFRES" "apparently a transliteration
of the Cyrillic spelling of our family name)."

Dr. Barak then took me to task, stating that
<< If my memory does not trick me this you have posted a similar question
in the past and it has been accepted by almost everybody that Shifres is
not a transliteration of the Cyrillic spelling of your family but a
matronymic that was transformed into a surname. >>

Of course, I do not dispute that Shifres is a matronymic, and in fact
stated so myself in an earlier posting. I was merely stating that "SHIFRES"
as used in the 1912 Grodno Voters List (which I assume was originally
published in Cyrillic letters since Grodno was part of the Czarist empire
at the time) must be a transliteration into English and is no indication
of how the family actually spelled the name. In fact the Shifres spelling
was used by a cousin who moved to Palestine in the 1930's (later Shapir)
while my father took the Schiffres spelling when he moved to Germany.
Uncles who remained in Grodno when it became part of Poland were required
to spell the name Szyfres.

Irwin J. Schiffres
Rochester, NY

Researching SCHIFFRES/SHIFRES/SZYFRES (Grodno); HALPERN/GALPERN (Grodno);
SPEIER-HOLSTEIN (or either name separately-- Gensungen, Neuenbrunslar);
KAHN (Alsace, Belgium).

MODERATOR NOTE: This thread is now closed. Anyone
with further comments, please continue privately.


Roxanne FELDMAN KENT or Leon KOMAR ; Vancouver BC, early #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

Anyone know the whereabouts of Roxanne FELDMAN KENT or Leon KOMAR who
were in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the early 1990's? I
have searched various white pages, etc. w/o success. Roxanne wrote a
thesis/book entitled "Educating Vancouver's Jewish Children: the
Vancouver Talmud Torah," and refers to an unpublished paper >from 1991
by Leon Komar entitled "Mordecai Jaffe, 1894-19??: His Role and
Achievements on the Vancouver Scene." The paper is not in the UBC
library holdings, and I assume it was a student paper. The back of
Roxanne's book says she was planning to move to Israel.
Please respond privately to the address below. Thanks for your help.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Roxanne FELDMAN KENT or Leon KOMAR ; Vancouver BC, early #general

Tim Baker <tbaker@...>
 

Anyone know the whereabouts of Roxanne FELDMAN KENT or Leon KOMAR who
were in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the early 1990's? I
have searched various white pages, etc. w/o success. Roxanne wrote a
thesis/book entitled "Educating Vancouver's Jewish Children: the
Vancouver Talmud Torah," and refers to an unpublished paper >from 1991
by Leon Komar entitled "Mordecai Jaffe, 1894-19??: His Role and
Achievements on the Vancouver Scene." The paper is not in the UBC
library holdings, and I assume it was a student paper. The back of
Roxanne's book says she was planning to move to Israel.
Please respond privately to the address below. Thanks for your help.

Tim Baker
Bellingham WA
tbaker@...


Re: Old telephone books #general

Sharon Kleban
 

The NY Public Library keeps old phone books >from almost every country in
the world. I believe they are not stored at their main location. Best
to telephone the library and find out where to go to access the books.

Sharon Kleban
Wilmington, DE

Searching:
SCHECHTER, BLAUSTEIN/BLUVSHEIN, BUFFERD >from Korets,Volynhia, Ordnitza;
HANDWERGER >from Warsaw; MUSSOFF >from Grodna;
CHERTOFF >from Minsk; KAPLAN, BASIST >from Vilna


"klink" < klink@... > wrote:

My name is Shelly Klink >from Clementon, New Jersey Klink@...
I am interested in looking at old phone books for New York Lower East
Side and the Bronx. How do I go about finding old phone books? Would the
NY LIbrary have them or the phone company?
Thanks.
Shelly


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Old telephone books #general

Sharon Kleban
 

The NY Public Library keeps old phone books >from almost every country in
the world. I believe they are not stored at their main location. Best
to telephone the library and find out where to go to access the books.

Sharon Kleban
Wilmington, DE

Searching:
SCHECHTER, BLAUSTEIN/BLUVSHEIN, BUFFERD >from Korets,Volynhia, Ordnitza;
HANDWERGER >from Warsaw; MUSSOFF >from Grodna;
CHERTOFF >from Minsk; KAPLAN, BASIST >from Vilna


"klink" < klink@... > wrote:

My name is Shelly Klink >from Clementon, New Jersey Klink@...
I am interested in looking at old phone books for New York Lower East
Side and the Bronx. How do I go about finding old phone books? Would the
NY LIbrary have them or the phone company?
Thanks.
Shelly


Name research #general

jo schwartz <joschwartz@...>
 

There have been several responses to questions about names that are
disturbing. Their tone is scolding. This is unpleasant to read and
offputting to any new member of our group. Education on the best way to
use the facilities of Jewish Gen is one thing. Making someone feel self
conscious for his (possibly redundant or naive) question is quite another.

People come here with a wide variety of expertise. They may be unaware of
the archives. They may have forgotten about it (I certainly have at times).
Reminders of other ways to research things is great, but could people please
be a little kinder in their tone?
Jo


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name research #general

jo schwartz <joschwartz@...>
 

There have been several responses to questions about names that are
disturbing. Their tone is scolding. This is unpleasant to read and
offputting to any new member of our group. Education on the best way to
use the facilities of Jewish Gen is one thing. Making someone feel self
conscious for his (possibly redundant or naive) question is quite another.

People come here with a wide variety of expertise. They may be unaware of
the archives. They may have forgotten about it (I certainly have at times).
Reminders of other ways to research things is great, but could people please
be a little kinder in their tone?
Jo


Looking for decendents of the KALINSKY Family #general

Amy Klein <Amy.Klein@...>
 

I'm looking for decendents of the KALINSKY family. Came to NYC late
1800's >from Austria/Hungary.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for decendents of the KALINSKY Family #general

Amy Klein <Amy.Klein@...>
 

I'm looking for decendents of the KALINSKY family. Came to NYC late
1800's >from Austria/Hungary.


Re: Berlin Jewish Newspaper #general

James Bennett <bennett@...>
 

The Jews of Berlin, >from about 1900 until 1933, published
their death notices in a daily paper, Berliner Tageblatt, and
that is the best place to search for deaths. The paper was
a liberal daily, read by all the Jews of Berlin and it was
considered to be the "Jewish" paper.

The death notices are often large, black framed ads, full
of information about the deceased, a list of surviving
family members, etc. The entire run of the paper is
available on microfilm at major libraries.

The various Jewish community weeklies may have
listed deaths, but they didn't seem to publish big
death notices placed by the families.

Jim Bennett, Haifa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Berlin Jewish Newspaper #general

James Bennett <bennett@...>
 

The Jews of Berlin, >from about 1900 until 1933, published
their death notices in a daily paper, Berliner Tageblatt, and
that is the best place to search for deaths. The paper was
a liberal daily, read by all the Jews of Berlin and it was
considered to be the "Jewish" paper.

The death notices are often large, black framed ads, full
of information about the deceased, a list of surviving
family members, etc. The entire run of the paper is
available on microfilm at major libraries.

The various Jewish community weeklies may have
listed deaths, but they didn't seem to publish big
death notices placed by the families.

Jim Bennett, Haifa


December Meeting #general

Allen and Linda Minsky <linal@...>
 

On Sunday, December 19, 1999, at 10:00 AM, the Jewish Genealogical Society
will meet at the Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St.,
Sacramento, CA.

Pam Dallas will be discussing organizing and keeping track of your research.

The Judy B. Persin library will be open after the meeting. Visitors are
welcome.

Linda and Allen Minsky
Publicity Chairs
JGSS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen December Meeting #general

Allen and Linda Minsky <linal@...>
 

On Sunday, December 19, 1999, at 10:00 AM, the Jewish Genealogical Society
will meet at the Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St.,
Sacramento, CA.

Pam Dallas will be discussing organizing and keeping track of your research.

The Judy B. Persin library will be open after the meeting. Visitors are
welcome.

Linda and Allen Minsky
Publicity Chairs
JGSS


Re: JewishGen, making the Internet a better place to do research #galicia

GLADYS I ROTHMAN <GLADYSR2@...>
 

Mis felicitaciones a la organizacion JewishGen por haber
merecidamente ganado el premio otorgado por AOL, que
selecciona entre cientos de lugares (sites) dedicados a
genealogia.

Tanto Susan King como todo el resto de voluntarios que hacen
posible este regalo para nosotros, merecen nuestra eterna
gratitud y respeto. No solo es la calidad profesional de la
tarea sino tambien el hecho de que toda la informacion que JG
recibe es completamente abierta a todos sus miembros y accesible
al mundo. JG cumple su objetivo de proveer un lugar abierto,
organizado y profesional, donde investigadores de todo el mundo
pueden conducir sus investigaciones en su propio tiempo. JG es
realmente un ejemplo de profesionalismo y Democracia en accion.

Por mi parte debo decirles que me hace sentir muy orgullosa de ser
miembro de JewishGen. Felicitaciones por un trabajo bien hecho!!!!

My sincere congratulations to the JewishGen organization for
having, so deservedly, received the award granted by AOL. JG
was chosen among hundreds of Genealogical sites.

Susan King as well as the rest of the volunteer team that make
this "present" for us, deserve our eternal gratitude and respect.
Not only is it dueto the professional quality of the job but also
the fact that all the information that JG receives is then
completely open to all its users and made accessible to the
rest of the world. JG achieves its objective by providing an open
site, organized and professional, where researchers >from around
the world may conduct their research on their own time.
JG is truly an example of professionalism and Democracy in action.
As for me, I must say that it makes me feel very proud to be a
subscriber to JewishGen. Congratulations on a job well done!!!

Gladys Rothman
gladysr2@...


Latin America #LatinAmerica Re: JewishGen, making the Internet a better place to do research #latinamerica

GLADYS I ROTHMAN <GLADYSR2@...>
 

Mis felicitaciones a la organizacion JewishGen por haber
merecidamente ganado el premio otorgado por AOL, que
selecciona entre cientos de lugares (sites) dedicados a
genealogia.

Tanto Susan King como todo el resto de voluntarios que hacen
posible este regalo para nosotros, merecen nuestra eterna
gratitud y respeto. No solo es la calidad profesional de la
tarea sino tambien el hecho de que toda la informacion que JG
recibe es completamente abierta a todos sus miembros y accesible
al mundo. JG cumple su objetivo de proveer un lugar abierto,
organizado y profesional, donde investigadores de todo el mundo
pueden conducir sus investigaciones en su propio tiempo. JG es
realmente un ejemplo de profesionalismo y Democracia en accion.

Por mi parte debo decirles que me hace sentir muy orgullosa de ser
miembro de JewishGen. Felicitaciones por un trabajo bien hecho!!!!

My sincere congratulations to the JewishGen organization for
having, so deservedly, received the award granted by AOL. JG
was chosen among hundreds of Genealogical sites.

Susan King as well as the rest of the volunteer team that make
this "present" for us, deserve our eternal gratitude and respect.
Not only is it dueto the professional quality of the job but also
the fact that all the information that JG receives is then
completely open to all its users and made accessible to the
rest of the world. JG achieves its objective by providing an open
site, organized and professional, where researchers >from around
the world may conduct their research on their own time.
JG is truly an example of professionalism and Democracy in action.
As for me, I must say that it makes me feel very proud to be a
subscriber to JewishGen. Congratulations on a job well done!!!

Gladys Rothman
gladysr2@...