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Canadian Census Searching, 1901 and 1911 #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Steve Morse has created forms to help search the 1901 and 1911 Canadian
censuses.

The search form for 1901 is at http://stevemorse.org/census/canada1901b.html.
It links to Automated Genealogy. No fee is involved.

The search form for 1911 is at http://stevemorse.org/census/canada1911.html.
It links to Ancestry. The page on Steve's site says "You will get more detailed results
if you have an ancestry.com subscription and are logged on."

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Canadian Census Searching, 1901 and 1911 #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Steve Morse has created forms to help search the 1901 and 1911 Canadian
censuses.

The search form for 1901 is at http://stevemorse.org/census/canada1901b.html.
It links to Automated Genealogy. No fee is involved.

The search form for 1911 is at http://stevemorse.org/census/canada1911.html.
It links to Ancestry. The page on Steve's site says "You will get more detailed results
if you have an ancestry.com subscription and are logged on."

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


Re: Jaffe family #poland

Yisrael Asper
 

First thanks to Chaim Freedman for the Davidic website which is very
interesting. I included it in my computer's My favorites. I see writing
"I the sewer Mordekhai, called Jaffe (or good looking) son of Adoni Avi
Hekhasid Reb Avraham" as proof of the antiquity of the name Jaffe. If
someone writes "I the sewer (name), called good looking son of (other
name)" they are giving a popular name they are called by like saying
Rich Shmelka. The more natural interpretation is that he is giving his
last name Jaffe and he was identifying which Jaffe he was and that on
the contrary by saying he was Jaffe ben Avraham it was enough of an
identification for him. His referring to his father as Adoni (my master)
not a title we ordinarily would refer to our parents as, indicates his
father was a man of learning and note. Especially revealing as to what
his father is being referred to by him as master for is that he says
his father was Adoni Avi Hekhasid (my master, my father the Chassid).
The adopting of a purely Hebrew nonfirst name based family name where
Hebrew was not the everyday speech indicates strong evidence of earlier
antiquity then the descendents of the Levush first using it. Further it
is harder to see how an error that the ancestry of a soninlaw of someone
could be confused and fixated at the point of his fatherinlaw's ancestry.
To me the most likely scenario is that there was a person who was known
as Jaffe as a last name and it was a distinguished Rabbinical family as
of course the members who have traditionally been called the Jaffes have
indeed been known as. Not all descendents of the Jaffe family perhaps not
even most are descendents of Rabbi Mordechai Jaffe the Levush but certainly
the family includes him. One descendent of the Levush as recorded in the
Teitelbaum family tree in Sefer Yismach Moshe was the Yismach Moshe
(my ancestor through his daughter). A brother of the famous Rabbi Yechiel
Michel of Nemirov was his ancestor and this ancestor as well as Rabbi
Yechiel Michel of Nemirov it says there, were descendents of the Levush.

Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

I have been very much out of commission as far as participating in
the genealogy forum. I apologize to all and will get back to answering
whatever emails soon.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Jaffe family #poland

Yisrael Asper
 

First thanks to Chaim Freedman for the Davidic website which is very
interesting. I included it in my computer's My favorites. I see writing
"I the sewer Mordekhai, called Jaffe (or good looking) son of Adoni Avi
Hekhasid Reb Avraham" as proof of the antiquity of the name Jaffe. If
someone writes "I the sewer (name), called good looking son of (other
name)" they are giving a popular name they are called by like saying
Rich Shmelka. The more natural interpretation is that he is giving his
last name Jaffe and he was identifying which Jaffe he was and that on
the contrary by saying he was Jaffe ben Avraham it was enough of an
identification for him. His referring to his father as Adoni (my master)
not a title we ordinarily would refer to our parents as, indicates his
father was a man of learning and note. Especially revealing as to what
his father is being referred to by him as master for is that he says
his father was Adoni Avi Hekhasid (my master, my father the Chassid).
The adopting of a purely Hebrew nonfirst name based family name where
Hebrew was not the everyday speech indicates strong evidence of earlier
antiquity then the descendents of the Levush first using it. Further it
is harder to see how an error that the ancestry of a soninlaw of someone
could be confused and fixated at the point of his fatherinlaw's ancestry.
To me the most likely scenario is that there was a person who was known
as Jaffe as a last name and it was a distinguished Rabbinical family as
of course the members who have traditionally been called the Jaffes have
indeed been known as. Not all descendents of the Jaffe family perhaps not
even most are descendents of Rabbi Mordechai Jaffe the Levush but certainly
the family includes him. One descendent of the Levush as recorded in the
Teitelbaum family tree in Sefer Yismach Moshe was the Yismach Moshe
(my ancestor through his daughter). A brother of the famous Rabbi Yechiel
Michel of Nemirov was his ancestor and this ancestor as well as Rabbi
Yechiel Michel of Nemirov it says there, were descendents of the Levush.

Yisrael Asper
yisraelasper@comcast.net
Pittsburgh PA

I have been very much out of commission as far as participating in
the genealogy forum. I apologize to all and will get back to answering
whatever emails soon.


International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #poland

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


JRI Poland #Poland International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #poland

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


A Tarnopol Survivor's Story and Gift #poland

Mark Halpern
 

In today's News & Observer, a newspaper covering the
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, is the interesting
story of Holocaust survivor, Sonja van der Horst, born Chaya Eichenbaum
Teichholz in Tarnopol in 1923 to Naftali Teichholz and Chawa Eichenbaum.
The story can be found online at
http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/396739.html.

Sonja survived the war as a slave laborer. She has collected reparation
payments >from the German government since the 1960s and she has never
spent any of this money. She and her family recently donated more than
$650,000 to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to establish
a professorship in the Jewish Studies program. Sonja/Chaya's gift to UNC
is a fitting memorial in that her slave wages will pay to further
Jewish education for many students for many years to come.

More about Sonja/Chaya, including her testimony to the Spielberg Shoah
Foundation, can be found at http://www.sonjavanderhorst.org/.

Mark Halpern
West Chester, PA


JRI Poland #Poland A Tarnopol Survivor's Story and Gift #poland

Mark Halpern
 

In today's News & Observer, a newspaper covering the
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, is the interesting
story of Holocaust survivor, Sonja van der Horst, born Chaya Eichenbaum
Teichholz in Tarnopol in 1923 to Naftali Teichholz and Chawa Eichenbaum.
The story can be found online at
http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/396739.html.

Sonja survived the war as a slave laborer. She has collected reparation
payments >from the German government since the 1960s and she has never
spent any of this money. She and her family recently donated more than
$650,000 to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to establish
a professorship in the Jewish Studies program. Sonja/Chaya's gift to UNC
is a fitting memorial in that her slave wages will pay to further
Jewish education for many students for many years to come.

More about Sonja/Chaya, including her testimony to the Spielberg Shoah
Foundation, can be found at http://www.sonjavanderhorst.org/.

Mark Halpern
West Chester, PA


International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #poland

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #poland

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #lithuania

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Opens in Jerusalem #lithuania

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
opened this week. Located at the Jewish National and University Library at
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, the new Institute, a non-profit organization, has two
main aims: (1) to engage in Jewish genealogical research and teaching at the
university level and (2) to make Jewish Genealogy a recognized academic
discipline within the realm of Jewish Studies.

The Institute is the only one of its kind in the Jewish world. It plans to
operate on an interdisciplinary basis and also in a collaborative way with
organizations engaged in aspects of Jewish genealogy. It will put a premium
on innovative programs and projects of practical benefit to individual
family historians.

Its establishment is the result of efforts over the last two years of an
international Founding Committee, headed by Sallyann Sack, of Washington,
DC. and Yosef Lamdan of Israel. Lamdan, a former Israeli ambassador to the
Vatican, has been appointed as Director of the Institute.

One of its first projects is an academic symposium to be held in Jerusalem
in September with a view to setting research and teaching priorities for the
new Institute. Experts >from the academic and genealogical world will be
presenting papers.

Its e-mail address is info@IIJG.com.

Gary Mokotoff
Member of Founding Committee


re equivalent names #lithuania

Margaret Fullarton and David Mark <fullmark@...>
 

Well, you haven't failed me yet so here is another query!
We have all these weird first names in our family for which I cannot
find the Jewish equivalent and they are not even western names really so
I wonder does anybody, particularly in the UK know what they replace?
e.g. My father in law's name is Leslie and his Jewish name is Laizer,
his brother is Bernard and he has cousins too with this name but it is
more Catholic than the Pope so where does this come from?

Bernard
Harris
Barnet(t)
Fanny
Ralph
Ellis
Ettie
Netta
Rose
Lily
Bertha
Bessie

I'd be obliged - the given name index has helped me out with a few but
these I cannot find and therefore I cannot look them up in the
databases.

Thankyou
Margaret Fullarton Mark


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania re equivalent names #lithuania

Margaret Fullarton and David Mark <fullmark@...>
 

Well, you haven't failed me yet so here is another query!
We have all these weird first names in our family for which I cannot
find the Jewish equivalent and they are not even western names really so
I wonder does anybody, particularly in the UK know what they replace?
e.g. My father in law's name is Leslie and his Jewish name is Laizer,
his brother is Bernard and he has cousins too with this name but it is
more Catholic than the Pope so where does this come from?

Bernard
Harris
Barnet(t)
Fanny
Ralph
Ellis
Ettie
Netta
Rose
Lily
Bertha
Bessie

I'd be obliged - the given name index has helped me out with a few but
these I cannot find and therefore I cannot look them up in the
databases.

Thankyou
Margaret Fullarton Mark


Looking for Family #lithuania

Eric Horwitz <horwitzclan@...>
 

I am looking for information on a MINA CHANOWITZ???
who married JACOB HORROWITZ in about 1880
I think she came >from VILNA[VILNIUS}

Many thanks
ERIC HORWITZ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for Family #lithuania

Eric Horwitz <horwitzclan@...>
 

I am looking for information on a MINA CHANOWITZ???
who married JACOB HORROWITZ in about 1880
I think she came >from VILNA[VILNIUS}

Many thanks
ERIC HORWITZ

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Maiden name of Chana Chaimovitz wife of Chain Tvi of Krekenava. #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<From: Anita Fischer anitwal@videotron.ca
<I am trying to search the Lithuanian Internal Passports Database but
<seem to be going in circles. I have found my grandfather in several
<databases but never his wife listed nor her maiden name. Is there a
<data base only for Internal Passports?

It would be helpful if Anita could clarify her question. She states
that she has found her grandfather in several databases and, at the
same time, asks if there is a data base only for Internal Passports.
There are many databases pertaining to Lithuania on Jewishgen in
addition to the Internal Passport Database, i.e., the LitvakSIG
All Lithuania Database (ALD), the Jewishgen Lithuania Vital Records
Database, just to name a few.

It will be awhile before the Krekenava internal passport files will
be translated, if they exist. Chaim and his wife may have applied for
their internal passport in some other town in Lithuania other than
Krekenava.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Maiden name of Chana Chaimovitz wife of Chain Tvi of Krekenava. #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<From: Anita Fischer anitwal@videotron.ca
<I am trying to search the Lithuanian Internal Passports Database but
<seem to be going in circles. I have found my grandfather in several
<databases but never his wife listed nor her maiden name. Is there a
<data base only for Internal Passports?

It would be helpful if Anita could clarify her question. She states
that she has found her grandfather in several databases and, at the
same time, asks if there is a data base only for Internal Passports.
There are many databases pertaining to Lithuania on Jewishgen in
addition to the Internal Passport Database, i.e., the LitvakSIG
All Lithuania Database (ALD), the Jewishgen Lithuania Vital Records
Database, just to name a few.

It will be awhile before the Krekenava internal passport files will
be translated, if they exist. Chaim and his wife may have applied for
their internal passport in some other town in Lithuania other than
Krekenava.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


Jewish companies in Slovakia #austria-czech

Jan Hellmann <jan@...>
 

I suppose that Slovakia being part of Austria - Hungary is inside of
frame of our group interrest. In this connection, I wish to inform that this
month the Slovakian government had open a new web side concerning Jewish
companies liquidated in the period 1941-1942 - totally some 10.000 names.
The page is unfortunately in Slovakian only, however it is possible in
the frame "okres" to choose a city name and than go line by line.
Good hunt
www.upn.gov.sk

Jan O. Hellmann/Denmark
Investigating: HELLMANN/EHRMANN/GUTH/HELLER

MODERATOR NOTES:
1 - Strictly speaking, Slovakia is not within the area
that AustriaCzech focuses on; it is dealt with at H-SIG, which may
be found at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/

2 - There is in fact an English version of the webpages - go to the
bottom of the homepage and click on the small link "english version".
It does not appear to have the same full functionality as the
Slovakian version.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Jewish companies in Slovakia #austria-czech

Jan Hellmann <jan@...>
 

I suppose that Slovakia being part of Austria - Hungary is inside of
frame of our group interrest. In this connection, I wish to inform that this
month the Slovakian government had open a new web side concerning Jewish
companies liquidated in the period 1941-1942 - totally some 10.000 names.
The page is unfortunately in Slovakian only, however it is possible in
the frame "okres" to choose a city name and than go line by line.
Good hunt
www.upn.gov.sk

Jan O. Hellmann/Denmark
Investigating: HELLMANN/EHRMANN/GUTH/HELLER

MODERATOR NOTES:
1 - Strictly speaking, Slovakia is not within the area
that AustriaCzech focuses on; it is dealt with at H-SIG, which may
be found at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/

2 - There is in fact an English version of the webpages - go to the
bottom of the homepage and click on the small link "english version".
It does not appear to have the same full functionality as the
Slovakian version.