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Thanks for N.J. help #general

Suzecrazy@...
 

I just want to say Thank you to all of you who replied so quickly to my
question about Union Hill, N,J.

In these past couple of years everyone out there has been so helpful. I
truly appreciate it.
Susan Stock
Agoura Hills, Ca
Bernstein-Hungary Buchwald-Russia
Fetbrandt- Russia Getzler-Austria-Hungary
Kohn-Hungary Mendel-Prussia
Stock-Poland Weiss-Hungary
Mendel-Germany


1900s Palestine burials #general

Ruth Hyman <rhyman@...>
 

Dear fellow partners in crime,
Does anyone know of a way to get death records >from Palestine from
probably the early 1900s. I think many (most?) of those graves were
destroyed, but there must be records somewhere.

Thanks,
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks for N.J. help #general

Suzecrazy@...
 

I just want to say Thank you to all of you who replied so quickly to my
question about Union Hill, N,J.

In these past couple of years everyone out there has been so helpful. I
truly appreciate it.
Susan Stock
Agoura Hills, Ca
Bernstein-Hungary Buchwald-Russia
Fetbrandt- Russia Getzler-Austria-Hungary
Kohn-Hungary Mendel-Prussia
Stock-Poland Weiss-Hungary
Mendel-Germany


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1900s Palestine burials #general

Ruth Hyman <rhyman@...>
 

Dear fellow partners in crime,
Does anyone know of a way to get death records >from Palestine from
probably the early 1900s. I think many (most?) of those graves were
destroyed, but there must be records somewhere.

Thanks,
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


Index of Jewish Records CD #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The following may be of interest to Litvaks.

I have received several messages containing questions about the "Index of
JewishRecords in the FHL CD" that was produced by IAJGS. I am repeating two of them here, with my response, as many others may have the same question.

Question No. 1

<< Is the CD you wrote about 3/2 the same or different >from the one I
purchased for $5. in SLCity last Conference? That one is not Mac compatible. You say theCD you mention is Mac compatible. I spoke to FHL in SLCity last week and the librarian told me the CD they sell is notcompatible. Which is which? What is what? I would like a Mac compatible CD if it is available. >>

RESPONSE -

Thanks for your enquiry. The Index of Jewish records in the FHL CD, produced by IAJGS, is compatible for both a Mac and a PC. It is quite
different than the CD you purchased in SLC (which only provides a general catalog of their holdings) and is far more advantageous for
Jewish research.

Question No. 2

<< I read the post in the news group, and I'm confused.
If the CD contains an actual index of records, then I'm interested. If it
contains only a list of towns, and which microfilms/fiche belong to them,
then I'm not. It's unclear to me why this doesn't replace the online index.>>

RESPONSE -

The Index of Jewish Records in the FHL CD, produced by IAJGS, is a very
comprehensive CD. It does include a list of towns, and which microfilms/fiche belong to them. However, the CD contains far more than that. It includes a tremendous amount of data, finding aids, etc., and is compatible on both a Mac and a PC. It is far more than just an idex of towns.

Here is one example of the information contained in the index:

TITLE - Matrykula, 1826-1911
SUMMARY - Civil registration of Jewish births, marriages, marriage
supplements and deaths for Sereje (Seree), Suwalki, Poland; now Seirijai,
Lithuania. Text in Polish and Russian.
LANGUAGE - Polish, Russian.
LOCATION - Poland, Suwalki, Sereje (Sejny). Lithuania, Seirijai.
Russia, Suvalki, Seree.
FILM - 752589 - Akta urodzen, malzenstw, zgonow 1826-1831, 1837-1838,
1845-1846, 1848, 1850-1851, 1854, 1856.
FILM - 1496961 Items 19-32; Dokumenty do akt malzenstw 1883-1887, 1889-1894,
1897-1899.
FILM - 1496962 Items 1-8; Dokumenty do akt malzenstw 1900-1903, 1905-1906,
1908, 1911.


EXAMPLE No. 2

TITLE - 1941-1952 metu Lietuvos tretiniai: pirma knyga
SUMMARY - Alphabetical list by region of persons sent to Siberian
work camps >from Lithuania, 1941-1952. Indentifies the I.D. number,
name, father's name, birth year, date sent, date released or died, and name of camp to which the person was sent. (Holocaust).
LANGUAGE - Lithuanian, Russian
LOCATION - Lithuania - Concentration camps
Russia, Siberia - Concentration camps
BOOK - 947.5 J7m

(Note: This book is located in the FHL in Salt Lake City, Utah and can only be accessed there. However, it may be available via inter-library
loan by checking with your local library).

I hope the above examples will give you an idea of just how extensive
the index is.

Howard Margol
President, IAJGS


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Index of Jewish Records CD #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The following may be of interest to Litvaks.

I have received several messages containing questions about the "Index of
JewishRecords in the FHL CD" that was produced by IAJGS. I am repeating two of them here, with my response, as many others may have the same question.

Question No. 1

<< Is the CD you wrote about 3/2 the same or different >from the one I
purchased for $5. in SLCity last Conference? That one is not Mac compatible. You say theCD you mention is Mac compatible. I spoke to FHL in SLCity last week and the librarian told me the CD they sell is notcompatible. Which is which? What is what? I would like a Mac compatible CD if it is available. >>

RESPONSE -

Thanks for your enquiry. The Index of Jewish records in the FHL CD, produced by IAJGS, is compatible for both a Mac and a PC. It is quite
different than the CD you purchased in SLC (which only provides a general catalog of their holdings) and is far more advantageous for
Jewish research.

Question No. 2

<< I read the post in the news group, and I'm confused.
If the CD contains an actual index of records, then I'm interested. If it
contains only a list of towns, and which microfilms/fiche belong to them,
then I'm not. It's unclear to me why this doesn't replace the online index.>>

RESPONSE -

The Index of Jewish Records in the FHL CD, produced by IAJGS, is a very
comprehensive CD. It does include a list of towns, and which microfilms/fiche belong to them. However, the CD contains far more than that. It includes a tremendous amount of data, finding aids, etc., and is compatible on both a Mac and a PC. It is far more than just an idex of towns.

Here is one example of the information contained in the index:

TITLE - Matrykula, 1826-1911
SUMMARY - Civil registration of Jewish births, marriages, marriage
supplements and deaths for Sereje (Seree), Suwalki, Poland; now Seirijai,
Lithuania. Text in Polish and Russian.
LANGUAGE - Polish, Russian.
LOCATION - Poland, Suwalki, Sereje (Sejny). Lithuania, Seirijai.
Russia, Suvalki, Seree.
FILM - 752589 - Akta urodzen, malzenstw, zgonow 1826-1831, 1837-1838,
1845-1846, 1848, 1850-1851, 1854, 1856.
FILM - 1496961 Items 19-32; Dokumenty do akt malzenstw 1883-1887, 1889-1894,
1897-1899.
FILM - 1496962 Items 1-8; Dokumenty do akt malzenstw 1900-1903, 1905-1906,
1908, 1911.


EXAMPLE No. 2

TITLE - 1941-1952 metu Lietuvos tretiniai: pirma knyga
SUMMARY - Alphabetical list by region of persons sent to Siberian
work camps >from Lithuania, 1941-1952. Indentifies the I.D. number,
name, father's name, birth year, date sent, date released or died, and name of camp to which the person was sent. (Holocaust).
LANGUAGE - Lithuanian, Russian
LOCATION - Lithuania - Concentration camps
Russia, Siberia - Concentration camps
BOOK - 947.5 J7m

(Note: This book is located in the FHL in Salt Lake City, Utah and can only be accessed there. However, it may be available via inter-library
loan by checking with your local library).

I hope the above examples will give you an idea of just how extensive
the index is.

Howard Margol
President, IAJGS


RINKOWSKY (and variant spelling) Family Records from Lithuania area #lithuania

MikePnina Rothenberg <mikeroth@...>
 

I'm interested in learning if anyone has come upon any RINKOWSKY (or
variant spelling) family records >from Lithuania or nearby areas. My
RINKOWSKY grandmother was born in Lentvaris (Landverova in the Russian
Empire), between Vilna and Trakai, in 1880. I've not been able to
determine where the town's records are archived, and my understanding,
as of now, is that they haven't shown up in the records being obtained
through the Vilna and Trakai uyezd research efforts (the town would have
been in one of those two uyezds, I'd think).

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Mike Rothenberg

mikeroth@svpal.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RINKOWSKY (and variant spelling) Family Records from Lithuania area #lithuania

MikePnina Rothenberg <mikeroth@...>
 

I'm interested in learning if anyone has come upon any RINKOWSKY (or
variant spelling) family records >from Lithuania or nearby areas. My
RINKOWSKY grandmother was born in Lentvaris (Landverova in the Russian
Empire), between Vilna and Trakai, in 1880. I've not been able to
determine where the town's records are archived, and my understanding,
as of now, is that they haven't shown up in the records being obtained
through the Vilna and Trakai uyezd research efforts (the town would have
been in one of those two uyezds, I'd think).

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Mike Rothenberg

mikeroth@svpal.org


Migration from Ukraine to Lithuania? #lithuania

Morton Cohen <cohenme@...>
 

I have seen many references to Jews going >from Lithuania to other places in Russia but wonder if movement the other way was common.

I ask the question because a search of the JewishGen Database of Religious
Personnel in Russia (1853) turns up two names, either of which could be
that of a great grandfather. However after tracking down the geography of
the citations I find that both towns are in Ukraine and 350 plus miles >from Kovno gubernya where the next generation later lived.

Here is a finding tip. Using the Shtetlseeker with D-M search to try to
locate the towns resulted in a very long list of possibilities. As an
alternate I tried using Google by entering only the proper name of the
Gubernya listed in the database. It worked very well and came up with
several web pages in English - including contemporary info.

Morton Cohen
Rochester NY


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Migration from Ukraine to Lithuania? #lithuania

Morton Cohen <cohenme@...>
 

I have seen many references to Jews going >from Lithuania to other places in Russia but wonder if movement the other way was common.

I ask the question because a search of the JewishGen Database of Religious
Personnel in Russia (1853) turns up two names, either of which could be
that of a great grandfather. However after tracking down the geography of
the citations I find that both towns are in Ukraine and 350 plus miles >from Kovno gubernya where the next generation later lived.

Here is a finding tip. Using the Shtetlseeker with D-M search to try to
locate the towns resulted in a very long list of possibilities. As an
alternate I tried using Google by entering only the proper name of the
Gubernya listed in the database. It worked very well and came up with
several web pages in English - including contemporary info.

Morton Cohen
Rochester NY


sending for US Naturalization record #general

Joyce Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

I just discovered my grandfather's naturalization information at the
Ancestry.com site's listing of US Naturalizations. It gives his name,
address (in Manhattan), volume and page number and date. It does not
name the court or give a petition number. Where do I go >from here with
this? Should I be sending to Immigration Dept under Freedom of
Information Act or is there a better place to inquire? (I had not found
him in the Index at the Nat'l Archives in NYC, nor in the card file for
the NY County Court on Chambers St. on past visits.)

Joy Weaver
mail to: joyweave@erols.com

POLAND (Krasnik, Zaklikow, Lublin): Blumberg, Fogiel, Rozenel./
BELARUS (Wisoke-Litovsk, Brest, Grodno): Feinberg, Vilner, Greenberg.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen sending for US Naturalization record #general

Joyce Weaver <joyweave@...>
 

I just discovered my grandfather's naturalization information at the
Ancestry.com site's listing of US Naturalizations. It gives his name,
address (in Manhattan), volume and page number and date. It does not
name the court or give a petition number. Where do I go >from here with
this? Should I be sending to Immigration Dept under Freedom of
Information Act or is there a better place to inquire? (I had not found
him in the Index at the Nat'l Archives in NYC, nor in the card file for
the NY County Court on Chambers St. on past visits.)

Joy Weaver
mail to: joyweave@erols.com

POLAND (Krasnik, Zaklikow, Lublin): Blumberg, Fogiel, Rozenel./
BELARUS (Wisoke-Litovsk, Brest, Grodno): Feinberg, Vilner, Greenberg.


Surname Etimology #general

esditzian <esditzian@...>
 

Hello all,
I'm a senior at Amherst College and am currently writing a novel for my
thesis project. A major theme in the novel is the Jewish Disapora across
the world, as well as the desire and problems inherent in a return to
Israel. Thus, I'm looking for a last name that means, or
approximates "displaced." Can you help me? I am also looking for first
names that mean "Looking," "Strong," "Seer," "knowing," plus any other
names that might work well.
Thanks for your help...

Sincerely,
Eric Ditzian

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Surname Etimology #general

esditzian <esditzian@...>
 

Hello all,
I'm a senior at Amherst College and am currently writing a novel for my
thesis project. A major theme in the novel is the Jewish Disapora across
the world, as well as the desire and problems inherent in a return to
Israel. Thus, I'm looking for a last name that means, or
approximates "displaced." Can you help me? I am also looking for first
names that mean "Looking," "Strong," "Seer," "knowing," plus any other
names that might work well.
Thanks for your help...

Sincerely,
Eric Ditzian

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


RAPAPORTs from Vilnius to Israel & US #general

misaacso@...
 

Recently my husband and I discovered, through some old letters his uncle
had, that my husband had some RAPAPORT relatives living in Vilnius,
Lithuania in the 1970s. There was a Shmuel (Samuel) Rapaport, and he had a
daughter (daughter-in-law??) named Lily who married a Vladimir. Shmuel
moved to Israel, and it's been said there might even be relatives in the US
now.

Anyone recognize these people? We'd love to get back in touch with them!

Thanks so much!!!

Farra Isaacson
NY, NY
misaacso@pipeline.com
RESEARCHING:
Poland: (Ciechanowiec) BORENSTEIN, LEVINE; (Sochaczew) HABERMAN, GOLDKRANTZ
(-KRAND, -KRANC, -KRANT), FLEISCHMAN, JACOBOVITS; (Grodek) BEIGELEISEN,
EINZUMPTNER (changed to SCHALL). Russia:(Odessa): SCHWEIBISH, SCHWARTZMAN,
MESHOURAS (MISHURIS), COHEN, CHALFIN, KAPLOWITZ. Latvia (Riga): LIPSHITZ
(all spellings), KUSLANSKY (all variations), JOEL/YOEL, AARON, CZILING
Lithuania: LIPSHITZ (all), ISAACSON, FISHER / FISHKIND (many in NJ),
[Moderator Note: surname list edited to allowable 6 lines]


Looking for a yeshiva #general

Shelby Peck <SLP1933@...>
 

I am attempting to find the address of a yeshiva I attended in the
mid 40s.
The yeshiva was Mesiphtha Tefereth Jerushalayim (sp.?), and it was
located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on East Broadway.
If anyone knows of the above yeshiva, please contact me off list.
Thank you.

Shelby Peck


German alphabet soup #general

Stephen G. Esrati <stevsta@...>
 

I have obtained a summary >from a data bank at the Brandenburgisches
Landes Hauptarchiv about my grandmother, Clara Hirsch, who was killed
in Theresienstadt on March 4, 1943, at age 71.
The summary is full of interesting tidbits, including her address during
the 1939 census, her "Berlin address" (which is not the address at the
time of the census) and a few of her previous addresses.
But then comes the puzzle. It gives sources for the information, and
these are alphabet soup. I'll list them separately:
LAB, Akten des OFP. What is LAB? What is OFP?
Files >from the federal archives in Potsdam entitled "15.09 RSA." Could
"RSA": be the Nazi Reichsicherheitsamt?
BLHA, Pr Br Rep. 36A, OFP, Devisenstelle, Nr. A 1703 (Informationsreise
Palaestina 1935). What is BLHA? I assume that "Pr" stands for Prussian.
But here is OFP again. Is this the Finance Ministry?

Stephen G. Esrati
Shaker Heights, OH
Searching HIRSCH (Berlin); GRUENBERG (Schoenlanke, Provinz Posen); MEYER
(Frankfurt an der Oder)


Cyper detective results #general

Hafcjf@...
 

Hi all,

Several days ago I posted a message asking if anyone had any experience
with a software program called Cyper Detective. It purported to be of
value to genealogists. I received many emails asking that I tell people of
what I learned. I also heard >from a number of people who'd purchased the
program.

Unfortunately, it does not sound like Cyper Detective will be of use to
any of us. Those who purchased it reported that it was really nothing more
than a series of web addresses (search engines, sites, etc.) where you go
to search for information. It didn't give access to any sources that most
of us aren't already aware of.

Thanks to those who responded. You've saved me some money and much
disappointment.

Cathy J. Flamholtz
Lawrenceville, GA
hafcjf@aol.com


Site for Trenton, NJ researchers #general

Carol Levie <clevie@...>
 

I happened upon a site that contains some interesting and potentially
valuable information for anyone researching Trenton:

http://oldmillhillsociety.org

(Note: there's no "www" in the URL).

The site has city directories >from 1859, 1877, 1881, 1882, 1900 and 1920,
as well as census data (for that particular district/ward) for 1880 and
1920. There are other interesting links and data as well.

Hope this is helpful to someone...

Carol Levie


Re: Hersh ,Hirsch-same name? #general

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

Hersh is the Yiddish for Tzvi, Hirsch is its German version. All three are
in effect the same name - and translate into a "deer".

Avrumy Heschel
Brooklyn, NY