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Lookup for New Brunswick, Canada 1920's #general

Kalman Appel <kaappel@...>
 

Could someone with access to New Brunswick (Canada) City
Directories or Phone Directoriies for the 1920's-1930's please do a
short lookup for me. The person in question was Jewish, but I don't
have the faintest idea where in New Brunswick he most probably
would have lived in the time period in question. Please contact me
privately if you can assist.
--- Kalman Appel
kaappel@ibm.net <- use ONLY this as MAILTO address


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lookup for New Brunswick, Canada 1920's #general

Kalman Appel <kaappel@...>
 

Could someone with access to New Brunswick (Canada) City
Directories or Phone Directoriies for the 1920's-1930's please do a
short lookup for me. The person in question was Jewish, but I don't
have the faintest idea where in New Brunswick he most probably
would have lived in the time period in question. Please contact me
privately if you can assist.
--- Kalman Appel
kaappel@ibm.net <- use ONLY this as MAILTO address


Searching: JACOBS #general

EAJ12359 <eaj12359@...>
 

Trying to locate descendants of gf first set of offspring:

Jennie JACOBS daughter of Hyman JACOBS and Lillian Mark(s)born
December 1894 in Chicago. Presumed to have married a man named
KISHEL (spelling unknown) and settled somewhere in Michigan.

Jennie also had a brother named Myer JACOBS no further information
on him and a sister Ethel S. JACOBS born April 1901 in Chicago...do
not know if these two ever married and had children.

These three names appear on the 1906 divorce papers of Hyman and
Lillian

reply privately

Ellen Jacobs
Des Plaines, IL
EAJ12359@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: JACOBS #general

EAJ12359 <eaj12359@...>
 

Trying to locate descendants of gf first set of offspring:

Jennie JACOBS daughter of Hyman JACOBS and Lillian Mark(s)born
December 1894 in Chicago. Presumed to have married a man named
KISHEL (spelling unknown) and settled somewhere in Michigan.

Jennie also had a brother named Myer JACOBS no further information
on him and a sister Ethel S. JACOBS born April 1901 in Chicago...do
not know if these two ever married and had children.

These three names appear on the 1906 divorce papers of Hyman and
Lillian

reply privately

Ellen Jacobs
Des Plaines, IL
EAJ12359@aol.com


Latvia:A Personal Journey Part IV. Conclusion #general

Barbara Siegel <bsiegel@...>
 

"Where Once They Walked": A visit to my ancestral towns in Latvia after the
Paris 97 Seminar.

Latvia is now a country lacking in natural resources and modernized
industry. I travelled for days and saw mostly only trees and uncultivated
fields. When the Soviets left they took their industrial infrastructure with
them. They had long ago gotten rid of the peasants who worked the fields,
and now there remain neither peasants nor sophisticated tractors and
harvesters. There is a serious lack of industrial modernization and no
capital for development. Under the Soviets Latvia used to manufacture
trains and minibuses, but now they cannot possibly compete with Japan, the
U.S., Sweden, France etc.. Since Perestroyka there has been a considerable
brain drain, they are now nearly berift of Jews, and do not seem to have
much of an entrepreneurial class. The business men in the hotels were mostly
selling, not buying. There is a major lack of appealling consumer goods.
Formerly the USSR supplied the country with cheap, subsidized gas and oil,
but no longer. Now these are very expensive and often unaffordable.
Hospitals are often without electricity; theatres and the former film
industry have closed down; cultural facilities have very limited and
restricted budgets and often cannot afford to function. In light of all
this, there exists a sizable minority who would like to see a restoration of
the former communist government.

Despite my intense planning for 5 months prior to the trip, there were
important objectives that were overlooked or not accomplished. There is
nothing like the actual experience as a training vehicle. I would like to
emphasize that it is very important to have very clearcut objectives and a
plan and method for achieving them. Optimally this should be worked out in
advance with one's guide/translator/researcher. In the field, the abundance
of stimulation, information and details contribute to overload, and without
very specific procedural and recording plans, fatigue, confusion and
inadequate recording inevitably result. I did a lot of fumbling around on
the spot. If I had to do it over again, I would be aware of these pitfalls
and would insist on tighter organization and preparation.

Now for the end of my story. What did I accomplish? Well, I learned a lot
about what I didn't know and how to get it. I also learned just how complex
onsite research can be. The information I had hoped to receive >from the
National Archives in Riga was not ready for me upon my arrival, and as a
result I was without many important new leads and had to make do with what I
already had in my possession. The searching, recording, deciphering and
translating of tombstone data was a bigger challenge than had been anticipated.
My family history records, birth, death, marraige and census data are now
being researched for me by Alexandrs Feigmanis and the Central State
Historical Archives in Riga. Upon receipt of this information I can
hopefully begin to make connections with the gravestones I photographed,
specific towns, places etc.. I still don't know the names of several of my
greatgrandparents, or who stayed behind and what happened to them. Perhaps
some of this will be cleared up when I receive the archival data.

But most important, I achieved my primary objective. I saw first hand where
once they walked. And incidentally, I saw and heard evidence of the
Germanic influences that made my older family members such Kurlander "yeckes".


Barbara Siegel
Jerusalem

E-mail: bsiegel@netmedia.net.il

Postscript: A brief update on events a year after the above piece was written.

I have received research reports >from both the Latvian Archives and
Feigmanis. >from these I have found additional names and family members.
However, many still remain unaccounted for, and there is still much
additional searching to be done. Also, to date I have yet to finish
deciphering and translating the photos I took of tombstone inscriptions. I
have recently purchased a scanner and software that I hope will help in this
task.

The cemetery situation in Tukums is looking up. As the result (I am
assuming) of a serious FAX campaign directed to President Ulmanis of Latvia
while he was in Jerusalem and the intervention of Mr. Larry Napper,
U.S.Ambassador in Riga, and others on the scene in Riga, the Latvian
government has backed away >from the threatened destruction of the Tukums
cemetery. Word has it that the Tukums municipality is planning on
reconstruction work and the Latvian SIG is currently involved in this
project, hoping to assist in the raising of funds for the project and assure
accountability.

I urge everyone with research interests in Latvia to join the Latvia SIG, as
with increased numbers we can broaden both the scope and depth of our
effectiveness vis-a-vis research achievements and help to one another. For
information, see the Web page at http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia or E-mail
Marion Werle at <werle@pacificnet.net>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Latvia:A Personal Journey Part IV. Conclusion #general

Barbara Siegel <bsiegel@...>
 

"Where Once They Walked": A visit to my ancestral towns in Latvia after the
Paris 97 Seminar.

Latvia is now a country lacking in natural resources and modernized
industry. I travelled for days and saw mostly only trees and uncultivated
fields. When the Soviets left they took their industrial infrastructure with
them. They had long ago gotten rid of the peasants who worked the fields,
and now there remain neither peasants nor sophisticated tractors and
harvesters. There is a serious lack of industrial modernization and no
capital for development. Under the Soviets Latvia used to manufacture
trains and minibuses, but now they cannot possibly compete with Japan, the
U.S., Sweden, France etc.. Since Perestroyka there has been a considerable
brain drain, they are now nearly berift of Jews, and do not seem to have
much of an entrepreneurial class. The business men in the hotels were mostly
selling, not buying. There is a major lack of appealling consumer goods.
Formerly the USSR supplied the country with cheap, subsidized gas and oil,
but no longer. Now these are very expensive and often unaffordable.
Hospitals are often without electricity; theatres and the former film
industry have closed down; cultural facilities have very limited and
restricted budgets and often cannot afford to function. In light of all
this, there exists a sizable minority who would like to see a restoration of
the former communist government.

Despite my intense planning for 5 months prior to the trip, there were
important objectives that were overlooked or not accomplished. There is
nothing like the actual experience as a training vehicle. I would like to
emphasize that it is very important to have very clearcut objectives and a
plan and method for achieving them. Optimally this should be worked out in
advance with one's guide/translator/researcher. In the field, the abundance
of stimulation, information and details contribute to overload, and without
very specific procedural and recording plans, fatigue, confusion and
inadequate recording inevitably result. I did a lot of fumbling around on
the spot. If I had to do it over again, I would be aware of these pitfalls
and would insist on tighter organization and preparation.

Now for the end of my story. What did I accomplish? Well, I learned a lot
about what I didn't know and how to get it. I also learned just how complex
onsite research can be. The information I had hoped to receive >from the
National Archives in Riga was not ready for me upon my arrival, and as a
result I was without many important new leads and had to make do with what I
already had in my possession. The searching, recording, deciphering and
translating of tombstone data was a bigger challenge than had been anticipated.
My family history records, birth, death, marraige and census data are now
being researched for me by Alexandrs Feigmanis and the Central State
Historical Archives in Riga. Upon receipt of this information I can
hopefully begin to make connections with the gravestones I photographed,
specific towns, places etc.. I still don't know the names of several of my
greatgrandparents, or who stayed behind and what happened to them. Perhaps
some of this will be cleared up when I receive the archival data.

But most important, I achieved my primary objective. I saw first hand where
once they walked. And incidentally, I saw and heard evidence of the
Germanic influences that made my older family members such Kurlander "yeckes".


Barbara Siegel
Jerusalem

E-mail: bsiegel@netmedia.net.il

Postscript: A brief update on events a year after the above piece was written.

I have received research reports >from both the Latvian Archives and
Feigmanis. >from these I have found additional names and family members.
However, many still remain unaccounted for, and there is still much
additional searching to be done. Also, to date I have yet to finish
deciphering and translating the photos I took of tombstone inscriptions. I
have recently purchased a scanner and software that I hope will help in this
task.

The cemetery situation in Tukums is looking up. As the result (I am
assuming) of a serious FAX campaign directed to President Ulmanis of Latvia
while he was in Jerusalem and the intervention of Mr. Larry Napper,
U.S.Ambassador in Riga, and others on the scene in Riga, the Latvian
government has backed away >from the threatened destruction of the Tukums
cemetery. Word has it that the Tukums municipality is planning on
reconstruction work and the Latvian SIG is currently involved in this
project, hoping to assist in the raising of funds for the project and assure
accountability.

I urge everyone with research interests in Latvia to join the Latvia SIG, as
with increased numbers we can broaden both the scope and depth of our
effectiveness vis-a-vis research achievements and help to one another. For
information, see the Web page at http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia or E-mail
Marion Werle at <werle@pacificnet.net>.


Searching: PRIMER #general

EAJ12359 <eaj12359@...>
 

Any information on Celia PRIMER and offspring:

Abram
Elsie married Hyman JACOBS in 1908
Emma married ? Birnbaum

1900 Census shows them living in New York, marriages also
took place in New York

Reply privately
Ellen Jacobs
Des Plaines, IL
Ellen A. Jacobs
EAJ12359@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: PRIMER #general

EAJ12359 <eaj12359@...>
 

Any information on Celia PRIMER and offspring:

Abram
Elsie married Hyman JACOBS in 1908
Emma married ? Birnbaum

1900 Census shows them living in New York, marriages also
took place in New York

Reply privately
Ellen Jacobs
Des Plaines, IL
Ellen A. Jacobs
EAJ12359@aol.com


Re: Alsacian Jews #general

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

David Goldman wrote:
Someone recently asked why Alsacian Jews in France did not speak Yiddish,
even when they were under German control years ago, despite the fact that
German Jews did speak a variety of Yiddish.
Could someone clarify this issue?

Dear David,

I cannot imagine where anyone would get the impression that Alsatian
Jews did not speak Yiddish! Indeed, they spoke their own dialect,
called Judeo-Alsatian, or West Yiddusch! It was different in many ways
from the Yiddish spoken by Eastern European Jews, and there are many
variant dialects of Yiddish, such as Judeo-Lorraine, etc. There is an
institute at the University of Mulhouse which is devoted to the study of
Judeo-Alsatian, and its preservation and revival! An article in the New
York Times of about a year ago, regarding a forthcoming historical study
(Encyclopedia ?) of Yiddish at Columbia University, even reports that
one of the current theories of the origins of Yiddish is that it arose
first in Alsace!

There is presently a website, in French, dealing solely with Alsatian
Jewish life, which contains a section on the local dialect, and is
produced by the son-in-law of the retired Grand Rabbi Warshawski of
Strasbourg, who now lives in Israel. Unfortuantely I cannot get to the
site now, but if anyone is interested, and able to read French, please
contact me privately, and I will give it to you.

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: The topic of German v Yidish was
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Any further comments, please send privately.
This thread is now closed


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Alsacian Jews #general

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

David Goldman wrote:
Someone recently asked why Alsacian Jews in France did not speak Yiddish,
even when they were under German control years ago, despite the fact that
German Jews did speak a variety of Yiddish.
Could someone clarify this issue?

Dear David,

I cannot imagine where anyone would get the impression that Alsatian
Jews did not speak Yiddish! Indeed, they spoke their own dialect,
called Judeo-Alsatian, or West Yiddusch! It was different in many ways
from the Yiddish spoken by Eastern European Jews, and there are many
variant dialects of Yiddish, such as Judeo-Lorraine, etc. There is an
institute at the University of Mulhouse which is devoted to the study of
Judeo-Alsatian, and its preservation and revival! An article in the New
York Times of about a year ago, regarding a forthcoming historical study
(Encyclopedia ?) of Yiddish at Columbia University, even reports that
one of the current theories of the origins of Yiddish is that it arose
first in Alsace!

There is presently a website, in French, dealing solely with Alsatian
Jewish life, which contains a section on the local dialect, and is
produced by the son-in-law of the retired Grand Rabbi Warshawski of
Strasbourg, who now lives in Israel. Unfortuantely I cannot get to the
site now, but if anyone is interested, and able to read French, please
contact me privately, and I will give it to you.

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: The topic of German v Yidish was
discussed at length in March 1998. All messages
posted after September 1993 can be found in the
JewishGen Discussion Group Archives at:
http://www1.jewishgen.org/databases/archive.htm
Any further comments, please send privately.
This thread is now closed


Book - My mother Chaya Sara #lithuania

edinbal@...
 

I am trying to get the book written
by Don Gussow in the 1970's called
"My mother Chaya Sara". This book
was written about his and other
people's lives in the Shtetl "Pompian"
(or Pumpenai as it is called in
Lithuanian terms).
I will of course pay for the book
plus for postage to me in Israel.

Should anyone perhaps be able to
get hold of this book please contact
me through the e-mail whereafter
I will write personally with my
address.

The book was printed originally
by Bantam Books.

Sincerely
Beryl Baleson.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Book - My mother Chaya Sara #lithuania

edinbal@...
 

I am trying to get the book written
by Don Gussow in the 1970's called
"My mother Chaya Sara". This book
was written about his and other
people's lives in the Shtetl "Pompian"
(or Pumpenai as it is called in
Lithuanian terms).
I will of course pay for the book
plus for postage to me in Israel.

Should anyone perhaps be able to
get hold of this book please contact
me through the e-mail whereafter
I will write personally with my
address.

The book was printed originally
by Bantam Books.

Sincerely
Beryl Baleson.


Searching RESNITZKY #general

Kalman Appel <kaappel@...>
 

Trying to locate determine fate of Etka RESNITZKY (maiden name
believed to be DIENSTEIN), who lived in Graiva, Poland in late
1920's - early 1930's. Have not been able to discover if she
survived WW2. If the name is familiar, or if you have info on
her fate _please_ let me hear >from you.


Kalman Appel
kaappel@ibm.net <- use ONLY this as MAILTO address


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching RESNITZKY #general

Kalman Appel <kaappel@...>
 

Trying to locate determine fate of Etka RESNITZKY (maiden name
believed to be DIENSTEIN), who lived in Graiva, Poland in late
1920's - early 1930's. Have not been able to discover if she
survived WW2. If the name is familiar, or if you have info on
her fate _please_ let me hear >from you.


Kalman Appel
kaappel@ibm.net <- use ONLY this as MAILTO address


Searching BURTEL, DRUCK, SPUNGAN #general

Kalman Appel <kaappel@...>
 

Trying to locate any of the following (who are all related)
or their families:
BURTEL, Ethel
DRUCK, Hannah & Herman
SPUNGAN, Sarah

All names date >from late 1940's. After extensive looking in
USA, I have not been able to come up with anything. Maybe
Canada, England, or ??

If these names ring any bells, please contact me privately.

Kalman Appel
kaappel@ibm.net <- use ONLY this as MAILTO address


MODERATOR NOTE: Please enter the surnames in the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). Other people researching
the same names will be able to see it in future searches.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching BURTEL, DRUCK, SPUNGAN #general

Kalman Appel <kaappel@...>
 

Trying to locate any of the following (who are all related)
or their families:
BURTEL, Ethel
DRUCK, Hannah & Herman
SPUNGAN, Sarah

All names date >from late 1940's. After extensive looking in
USA, I have not been able to come up with anything. Maybe
Canada, England, or ??

If these names ring any bells, please contact me privately.

Kalman Appel
kaappel@ibm.net <- use ONLY this as MAILTO address


MODERATOR NOTE: Please enter the surnames in the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). Other people researching
the same names will be able to see it in future searches.


Svencionys #lithuania

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

Follow-up to Steven Weiss:

Some time ago I received a translation of one chapter >from the Svencionys
yizkor book. Unfortunately, it was in a typescript and not in an
electronic format. Therefore, I had to find someone to either scan the
material or type it into a wordprocessing document.

Simultaneously, I had to locate the landsmanschaft in Israel, which was
done, and I recently received permission >from the landsmanschaft to
publish on the Yizkor Book site of JewishGen the translation of the yizkor
book.

I do not have a copy of the book. If anyone wishes to translate additional
chapters of the book, we would certainly publish the material on the Yizkor
Book site at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Please
contact me privately.

Joyce Field
Translations Manager
Yizkor Book Project


625 Avondale St., W. Lafayette, IN 47906-1101
phone: 765-463-1746 fax: 765-463-7194


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Svencionys #lithuania

JoyceField <jfield@...>
 

Follow-up to Steven Weiss:

Some time ago I received a translation of one chapter >from the Svencionys
yizkor book. Unfortunately, it was in a typescript and not in an
electronic format. Therefore, I had to find someone to either scan the
material or type it into a wordprocessing document.

Simultaneously, I had to locate the landsmanschaft in Israel, which was
done, and I recently received permission >from the landsmanschaft to
publish on the Yizkor Book site of JewishGen the translation of the yizkor
book.

I do not have a copy of the book. If anyone wishes to translate additional
chapters of the book, we would certainly publish the material on the Yizkor
Book site at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. Please
contact me privately.

Joyce Field
Translations Manager
Yizkor Book Project


625 Avondale St., W. Lafayette, IN 47906-1101
phone: 765-463-1746 fax: 765-463-7194


Seeking AIZIKOVICZ #lithuania

Abraham S Goldberg <100274.3335@...>
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone with knowledge of an AIZIKOVICZ
(take as phonetic as there must be many spelling variants!) family of the=

Kovno gubenria some 120+ years ago.

Specifically, I wish to trace descendants of David ben Yankel-Chaim
AIZIKOVICZ and Chana-Pera bas Avrohom GOLDFUSS, who were married in her
hometown of Telsiai (Telshe) probably in the 1870's.

Please respond to me direct on <100274.3335@compuserve.com>

Thank you

Abraham Goldberg
Jerusalem =


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Seeking AIZIKOVICZ #lithuania

Abraham S Goldberg <100274.3335@...>
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone with knowledge of an AIZIKOVICZ
(take as phonetic as there must be many spelling variants!) family of the=

Kovno gubenria some 120+ years ago.

Specifically, I wish to trace descendants of David ben Yankel-Chaim
AIZIKOVICZ and Chana-Pera bas Avrohom GOLDFUSS, who were married in her
hometown of Telsiai (Telshe) probably in the 1870's.

Please respond to me direct on <100274.3335@compuserve.com>

Thank you

Abraham Goldberg
Jerusalem =