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JGS Colorado December Meeting #general

sangreenb@...
 

Hello:

Just a message to let you know that the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Colorado Dec. meeting will be held:

When: Tues. Dec. l4th
Where: Congregation Emanuel
lst Ave. and Forest St.
Denver, Colorado
Time: 6:30PM - Socializing
7:00PM - Meeting

Program: Ask The Experts Panel.
Bring your genealogy questions and brick walls for answers
and discussion >from our expert panel of genealogists.

Members and guests are all welcome.

Sandra A. Greenberg
JGSCO Librarian
_sangreenb@aol.com_ (mailto:sangreenb@aol.com)


Correction -December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Soc. of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

Please note correction to time and day of meeting.
This meeting is on Sunday afternoon!

*******
December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: Sunday, December 19, 2004
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA

********
Speaker: Dr. Michael Steinlauf

Topic: History of the Jews in the Late 19th and
Beginning of the 20th Centuries

Michael Steinlauf teaches Jewish history and culture at Gratz College
near Philadelphia. He holds an M.A. degree in English and Comparative
Literature >from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies >from
Brandeis University. Fluent in Yiddish and Polish, he has been to Poland
as a Fulbright Fellow and as project director for the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum; he has also been senior research fellow
at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York.

He is the editor of volume 16 of Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry (2003)
devoted to Jewish popular culture in Poland and its afterlife, the author
of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust (1997),
as well as numerous articles on Jewish culture in Eastern Europe and
Polish-Jewish relations. His works have been translated into Hebrew, Polish,
German and Italian. He is currently editing the section on theater of the
forthcoming YIVO Encyclopedia of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe and
serving as senior historical consultant for the planned Museum of the
History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

Dr. Steinlauf will focus on East European Jews in the late 19th century,
at the time of their great migration to the United States and elsewhere,
and sketch the shape of the modern urban culture which they created in
Eastern Europe.


******
For New Members
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early and hear more experienced
member of our group give advice and counsel on issues that
perplex you.

******

For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information
on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and
much more) please visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

*****
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served at 1:00 PM before the meeting

******

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Colorado December Meeting #general

sangreenb@...
 

Hello:

Just a message to let you know that the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Colorado Dec. meeting will be held:

When: Tues. Dec. l4th
Where: Congregation Emanuel
lst Ave. and Forest St.
Denver, Colorado
Time: 6:30PM - Socializing
7:00PM - Meeting

Program: Ask The Experts Panel.
Bring your genealogy questions and brick walls for answers
and discussion >from our expert panel of genealogists.

Members and guests are all welcome.

Sandra A. Greenberg
JGSCO Librarian
_sangreenb@aol.com_ (mailto:sangreenb@aol.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction -December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Soc. of Greater Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

Please note correction to time and day of meeting.
This meeting is on Sunday afternoon!

*******
December Meeting of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: Sunday, December 19, 2004
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA

********
Speaker: Dr. Michael Steinlauf

Topic: History of the Jews in the Late 19th and
Beginning of the 20th Centuries

Michael Steinlauf teaches Jewish history and culture at Gratz College
near Philadelphia. He holds an M.A. degree in English and Comparative
Literature >from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies >from
Brandeis University. Fluent in Yiddish and Polish, he has been to Poland
as a Fulbright Fellow and as project director for the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum; he has also been senior research fellow
at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York.

He is the editor of volume 16 of Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry (2003)
devoted to Jewish popular culture in Poland and its afterlife, the author
of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust (1997),
as well as numerous articles on Jewish culture in Eastern Europe and
Polish-Jewish relations. His works have been translated into Hebrew, Polish,
German and Italian. He is currently editing the section on theater of the
forthcoming YIVO Encyclopedia of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe and
serving as senior historical consultant for the planned Museum of the
History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

Dr. Steinlauf will focus on East European Jews in the late 19th century,
at the time of their great migration to the United States and elsewhere,
and sketch the shape of the modern urban culture which they created in
Eastern Europe.


******
For New Members
Come to the meeting 30 minutes early and hear more experienced
member of our group give advice and counsel on issues that
perplex you.

******

For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need information
on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors, repositories (and
much more) please visit the JGSGP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

*****
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served at 1:00 PM before the meeting

******

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@aol.com>


Re: R. Berachia SHAPIRO/A & Klimontow #rabbinic

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On 2004.12.06, Alex P. Korn <apkorn@sympatico.ca> wrote:

In an article on the town of Klimontow, which is situated in the
Kielce region, appearing in the series, Pinkas HaKehilot (Volume
VII, page 506), we read [...]
Do you know who R. Berachia ben R. Yitzhak Isaac SHAPIRO/SHAPIRA
was and what the name of the sefer is in which he describes these
events?
As my father's family came >from Klimontow, I have an interest in
this question.

The only work of Rabbi Brachya that I know of is Zera Beirach
Shlishi. It was published in Halle. I have not yet been able to
locate the place where he describes the history of Jews in Poland.

Perets Mett


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: R. Berachia SHAPIRO/A & Klimontow #rabbinic

Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

On 2004.12.06, Alex P. Korn <apkorn@sympatico.ca> wrote:

In an article on the town of Klimontow, which is situated in the
Kielce region, appearing in the series, Pinkas HaKehilot (Volume
VII, page 506), we read [...]
Do you know who R. Berachia ben R. Yitzhak Isaac SHAPIRO/SHAPIRA
was and what the name of the sefer is in which he describes these
events?
As my father's family came >from Klimontow, I have an interest in
this question.

The only work of Rabbi Brachya that I know of is Zera Beirach
Shlishi. It was published in Halle. I have not yet been able to
locate the place where he describes the history of Jews in Poland.

Perets Mett


Seeking descendants of BLACKMAN family shown in ViewMate photos #latvia

Martin Fischer
 

I am seeking to contact descendants of the BLACKMAN family shown in VM5150
and VM5151 ViewMate photos at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5150
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5151

One photo shows a young mother and father and three young sons photographed
in 1917 in Chicago. The other, showing the three brothers in June, 1919,
identifies them as Marcus, age 9; Philip, age 7; Harold, age 5. Their mother
may be named Tillie Blackman, possibly a daughter of Gershon HARRIS, but we
lack documentation and have been unable to find their descendants.


Please respond directly to martinfischer@hotmail.com

Thanks.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA



-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Latvia SIG #Latvia Seeking descendants of BLACKMAN family shown in ViewMate photos #latvia

Martin Fischer
 

I am seeking to contact descendants of the BLACKMAN family shown in VM5150
and VM5151 ViewMate photos at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5150
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5151

One photo shows a young mother and father and three young sons photographed
in 1917 in Chicago. The other, showing the three brothers in June, 1919,
identifies them as Marcus, age 9; Philip, age 7; Harold, age 5. Their mother
may be named Tillie Blackman, possibly a daughter of Gershon HARRIS, but we
lack documentation and have been unable to find their descendants.


Please respond directly to martinfischer@hotmail.com

Thanks.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA



-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Seeking descendants of BLACKMAN family shown in JewishGen ViewMate photos #belarus

Martin Fischer
 

I am seeking to contact descendants of the BLACKMAN family shown in VM5150
and VM5151 ViewMate photos at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5150
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5151

One photo shows a young mother and father and three young sons photographed
in 1917 in Chicago. The other, showing the three brothers in June, 1919,
identifies them as Marcus, age 9; Philip, age 7; Harold, age 5. Their mother
may be named Tillie Blackman, possibly a daughter of Gershon HARRIS, but we
lack documentation and have been unable to find their descendants.


Please respond directly to martinfischer@hotmail.com

Thanks.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA



-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Belarus SIG #Belarus Seeking descendants of BLACKMAN family shown in JewishGen ViewMate photos #belarus

Martin Fischer
 

I am seeking to contact descendants of the BLACKMAN family shown in VM5150
and VM5151 ViewMate photos at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5150
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5151

One photo shows a young mother and father and three young sons photographed
in 1917 in Chicago. The other, showing the three brothers in June, 1919,
identifies them as Marcus, age 9; Philip, age 7; Harold, age 5. Their mother
may be named Tillie Blackman, possibly a daughter of Gershon HARRIS, but we
lack documentation and have been unable to find their descendants.


Please respond directly to martinfischer@hotmail.com

Thanks.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA



-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


ADLER families - All take the same route? Germany/SA/England #unitedkingdom

Nick Landau <n.landau@...>
 

My families cam >from Germany in about 1870. I have never heard of such a
route.

I am not saying such a route never took place, but I would suggest that it
was rare.

Nick Landau

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

----- Original Message -----
From: "JCR-UK SIG digest" <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "jcr-uk digest recipients" <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 6:00 AM
Subject: jcr-uk digest: December 05, 2004


JCR-UK Digest for Sunday, December 05, 2004.

1. ADLER families - All take the same route? Germany/SA/England

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Subject: ADLER families - All take the same route? Germany/SA/England
From: "Caroline" <cfb@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 11:29:23 -0000
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi,
I'm researching William Henry ADLER, born in Germany around 1845, moved
to
South Africa as a young man, and later moved to England with his young
family.

However, I also know that William had a brother with him when he moved
from
Germany to SA and I'm trying to discover his brother's name, also where
abouts in Germany they came from. In my searches I have found a Henry
Adler
of a similar age, who took the same route - Germany/SA/England (although
he
actually returned to SA after 3 years). I've also found an Isidor
Adler,
again of a similar age, taking the same route and with children named
William and Henry amongst others. Each of these ADLERs lived in London.

(William gave one of his son's the middle name, Isidor)

I was wondering whether this sounded a familiar story to anyone. Was it
a
normal route for German Jews to take around 1860/70 - to go to South
Africa,
gain naturalisation there and then move to England (London)?

I know that both Henry and Isidor ADLER were >from Lubeck, Germany but
have
struggled to find William's naturalisation papers so far (just the
minutes
of the process). So I'm not sure where in Germany he was >from but wonder
if
these ADLER families were related - or if it was just a common trek to
take
at that time.

(They do also all seem to be living on private means - explorers and
merchants/financiers/business men).

On searching the SA archives, I realise that ADLER wasn't an uncommon in
their records.

With thanks,
Caroline Faunce-Brown
cfb@pobox.com
(England)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom ADLER families - All take the same route? Germany/SA/England #unitedkingdom

Nick Landau <n.landau@...>
 

My families cam >from Germany in about 1870. I have never heard of such a
route.

I am not saying such a route never took place, but I would suggest that it
was rare.

Nick Landau

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

----- Original Message -----
From: "JCR-UK SIG digest" <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "jcr-uk digest recipients" <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 6:00 AM
Subject: jcr-uk digest: December 05, 2004


JCR-UK Digest for Sunday, December 05, 2004.

1. ADLER families - All take the same route? Germany/SA/England

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: ADLER families - All take the same route? Germany/SA/England
From: "Caroline" <cfb@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 11:29:23 -0000
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi,
I'm researching William Henry ADLER, born in Germany around 1845, moved
to
South Africa as a young man, and later moved to England with his young
family.

However, I also know that William had a brother with him when he moved
from
Germany to SA and I'm trying to discover his brother's name, also where
abouts in Germany they came from. In my searches I have found a Henry
Adler
of a similar age, who took the same route - Germany/SA/England (although
he
actually returned to SA after 3 years). I've also found an Isidor
Adler,
again of a similar age, taking the same route and with children named
William and Henry amongst others. Each of these ADLERs lived in London.

(William gave one of his son's the middle name, Isidor)

I was wondering whether this sounded a familiar story to anyone. Was it
a
normal route for German Jews to take around 1860/70 - to go to South
Africa,
gain naturalisation there and then move to England (London)?

I know that both Henry and Isidor ADLER were >from Lubeck, Germany but
have
struggled to find William's naturalisation papers so far (just the
minutes
of the process). So I'm not sure where in Germany he was >from but wonder
if
these ADLER families were related - or if it was just a common trek to
take
at that time.

(They do also all seem to be living on private means - explorers and
merchants/financiers/business men).

On searching the SA archives, I realise that ADLER wasn't an uncommon in
their records.

With thanks,
Caroline Faunce-Brown
cfb@pobox.com
(England)


Tannicht+Steinigwolmsdorf and surname changes #belarus

Irene Salazar
 

I am new to all this. My grandfather was Harry STONE (b. 1887)
His parents: Barney; Alle (nee SCHWARTZ)

*Seeking where born*
1917 US draft card says born in Tanict? or ? (hard to read).
There was a shtetl Tannicht (sp?) in Germany, not Belarus.
Supposedly "raised" in Germany; but lived in Grodno gubernia.

*Need help with name change*
Supposedly name before was SAGENDORF (sp?). Has been a dead end.
Cannot figure why it wasn't STEIN if he changed to Stone.
Tannicht was next to Steinigwolmsdorf.
Could that explain SAGENDORF and be my "STONE"?

Any advice at all appreciated. I know nothing!
I cannot seem to do anything without knowing his shtetl in (then) Russia.

Irene in MD
MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your full name and please capitalize
all surnames.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Tannicht+Steinigwolmsdorf and surname changes #belarus

Irene Salazar
 

I am new to all this. My grandfather was Harry STONE (b. 1887)
His parents: Barney; Alle (nee SCHWARTZ)

*Seeking where born*
1917 US draft card says born in Tanict? or ? (hard to read).
There was a shtetl Tannicht (sp?) in Germany, not Belarus.
Supposedly "raised" in Germany; but lived in Grodno gubernia.

*Need help with name change*
Supposedly name before was SAGENDORF (sp?). Has been a dead end.
Cannot figure why it wasn't STEIN if he changed to Stone.
Tannicht was next to Steinigwolmsdorf.
Could that explain SAGENDORF and be my "STONE"?

Any advice at all appreciated. I know nothing!
I cannot seem to do anything without knowing his shtetl in (then) Russia.

Irene in MD
MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign all messages with your full name and please capitalize
all surnames.


Holiday Greetings to All SIG Members #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

To all our Belarus SIG members all over the world:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your families, and
friends a very Happy Hanukah and a happy, healthy, and productive New Year.
I would also like to send season's greetings to those of you who celebrate
Christmas.

The holiday season is a time when families get together and communicate with
those who are not close by. Please take this opportunity to share your
genealogy research, family photos, and other documents. Take time to print
out your family trees and bring them to your Hanukah and New Year parties.
You might gain updates to your data and hopefully interest others in your
family to get involved in genealogy research. It is especially important to
find someone in a younger generation to carry on your efforts.

This is also the time to thank people and organizations who have helped you.
Please consider a donation to the Belarus SIG and JewishGen:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html

For those of you in the United States, the tax year is about to end and a
tax deductible donation may help you when you file your taxes. For our
members in Canada, donations to JewishGen and the Belarus SIG are now
deductible.

Happy Holidays to all.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Holiday Greetings to All SIG Members #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

To all our Belarus SIG members all over the world:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your families, and
friends a very Happy Hanukah and a happy, healthy, and productive New Year.
I would also like to send season's greetings to those of you who celebrate
Christmas.

The holiday season is a time when families get together and communicate with
those who are not close by. Please take this opportunity to share your
genealogy research, family photos, and other documents. Take time to print
out your family trees and bring them to your Hanukah and New Year parties.
You might gain updates to your data and hopefully interest others in your
family to get involved in genealogy research. It is especially important to
find someone in a younger generation to carry on your efforts.

This is also the time to thank people and organizations who have helped you.
Please consider a donation to the Belarus SIG and JewishGen:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html

For those of you in the United States, the tax year is about to end and a
tax deductible donation may help you when you file your taxes. For our
members in Canada, donations to JewishGen and the Belarus SIG are now
deductible.

Happy Holidays to all.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@earthlink.net
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus


thank you: Fichman St., Tel-Aviv assistance #general

Howard Zakai
 

Thank you to all who responded to my inquiry regarding "Fichman Street" in
Tel-Aviv. Now I have to figure out whether the person who sumbitted the
page of testimony meant Fishman St. or Frishman St. The # she listed in
1992 matches with one current address.

Regards,

Howie

Howard Zakai
Staten Island, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen thank you: Fichman St., Tel-Aviv assistance #general

Howard Zakai
 

Thank you to all who responded to my inquiry regarding "Fichman Street" in
Tel-Aviv. Now I have to figure out whether the person who sumbitted the
page of testimony meant Fishman St. or Frishman St. The # she listed in
1992 matches with one current address.

Regards,

Howie

Howard Zakai
Staten Island, NY


Re: Thank you re "Feifen Macher" #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/5/2004 6:24:57 PM Eastern Standard Time,
ldashman@bestweb.net writes:
Dear Genners, on an earlier posting, I requested help understanding the
occupation "Feifen Macher", which was given as the groom's occupation on a
Brooklyn, NY marriage license. The consensus was that it meant "pipe
maker", but a number of responders suggested "whistle maker".

This man's granddaughter has told me he was in the wholesale fruit business
-- and also, that he had a wry sense of humor. While "pipe maker" sounds
logical as a way to support your family, I am beginning to believe that
"whistle maker" was his way of taking a jab at the bureaucratic license
procedure.

==Perhaps he was thinking of a Yiddish expression, "Gey feiffen," equivalent
to "bug off," and similar more "adult" English expressions, that have no place
in a family-oriented listserv.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Thank you re "Feifen Macher" #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 12/5/2004 6:24:57 PM Eastern Standard Time,
ldashman@bestweb.net writes:
Dear Genners, on an earlier posting, I requested help understanding the
occupation "Feifen Macher", which was given as the groom's occupation on a
Brooklyn, NY marriage license. The consensus was that it meant "pipe
maker", but a number of responders suggested "whistle maker".

This man's granddaughter has told me he was in the wholesale fruit business
-- and also, that he had a wry sense of humor. While "pipe maker" sounds
logical as a way to support your family, I am beginning to believe that
"whistle maker" was his way of taking a jab at the bureaucratic license
procedure.

==Perhaps he was thinking of a Yiddish expression, "Gey feiffen," equivalent
to "bug off," and similar more "adult" English expressions, that have no place
in a family-oriented listserv.

Michael Bernet, New York