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Re: Sending small foreign cash payments for postage #general

Nachum <nachum@...>
 

Today there are untold *official* money changers, at least in Jerusalem.
I imagine that they can be found in other cities in Israel as well.
Unlike banks which charge a minimum fee for changing foreign currency, and
believe it or not, US $ are still foreign currency in Israel,money
changers have no minimum fee. The rates at money changers are lower than
in the banks, but for small amounts one does get a descent amount of
Israeli Shekels,usually more than in a bank.

I don't believe that it is that great a hardship for someone in the big
cities to convert $, or any other major currency. When my kids get
birthday presents in US $ cash, I generally let them buy what they
want, paying in Shekels and keeping the dollars for myself. If and when
I need to replenish my bank overdraft, I then convert at one time, at one
of these money changers, whatever dollar cash reserve I have accumulated.
(Non Israelis may not understand what I mean by replenishing my bank
overdraft, but I'm sure Israelis will.)

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: IsraelP [mailto:zach4v6@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 10:24 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Sending small foreign cash payments for postage

Sending a dollar to israel in lieu of postage is a very bad solution.
Unless the recipient has a use for dollars (believe it or not, most of us
don't), they have to be changed into local currency which takes time and
bank charges.

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Re: Pregant women travelling #general

Martin Miller <millerm@...>
 

Maybe I am not interpreting this correctly, but I can tell you that one of
our cousins entered the US as a baby of 10 months. If you use the Morse
site to go to the Ellis Island site and do a search on names beginning
with OLSHAN you will see three children under one year of age. One is our
cousin, who died in January at the age of 98. She was the last of the
family born in the old country.

Martin Miller in Syracuse, New York
mailto:millerm@...
http://web.syr.edu/~millerm/index.htm

pregnant women but also families with children under 18 months. Pregnant
women and babies under 18 months were not allowed to board. This


JGSNY Cemetery Project database #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

For at least the past two years and probably earlier Jerry Seligsohn of NYC
< JSelig3460@... > has been performing a wonderful genealogical service
by volunteering considerable time pouring through all the Byelorussian
files in YIVO's landsmanshaften collection and painstakingly extracting the
names and other relevant data for inclusion on the Belarus SIG website.
Although I have no known roots in Belarus, but I'd like to compliment Jerry
not only for undertaking such a massive project in the first place, but for
the fine job that he is doing.

Last week Jerry posted a message to this Digest to the effect that he
unintentionally and unwittingly recorded the names for the Szeniczer Ladies
Sick & Benevolent Society and/or the Szeniczer Sick & Benevolent Society
because the YIVO booklet on landsmanshaftn incorrectly placed these
societies in Belarus. Dolph Klein < kledolph@... > subsequently
posted that this is a society for Senice, Slovakia.

I'd like to express my sincere regrets to Jerry for *spinning his wheels*
on a town that turned out to be not in his area of interest. I'd also like
to thank Dolph Klein for providing the correct name of the town.

This leads to the point that I'd like to make. The JGSNY Cemetery Project
database < http://www.jgsny.org/searchcity.htm > also relied on the YIVO
landsmanshaftn guide as the source for the town name for the Szeniczer Sick
and Benevolent Society and its Ladies counterpart. We made a best faith
effort to match the name of a society with the correct town whenever it
could be determined. However, because many Eastern European towns have the
same or similar names it was often hard to do so. We still need your help
in this regard as there are still many societies whose correct town
location we are unable to determine. Those towns containing a question
mark after them are ones we guesstimated but are unsure of.

So please take a moment to check the JGSNY Cemetery Project database and
see if the town and country for your ancestral landsmanshaftn plot is
correct. Please don't respond if it's correct, but if it's not please
provide me with the correction using its spelling in *Where Once We
Walked*, which is the industry standard. Because we are trying to maintain
as scholarly a product as possible, we need definitive proof of a match
based on your family's personal involvement with the plot in combination
with full knowledge of your ancestral town -- no *I think's.* Otherwise
it's better to keep the question marks than to provide wrong information.

Because I suffer >from severe email stress (over 300 emails per week and no
secretary) please keep your response brief and simple -- pretend that I'm
in kindergarten <vbg>. Please provide only a) name of society and cemetery
location, b) incorrect town/country name, and c) the correct replacement.
Any questions about the JGSNY Cemetery Project should be answered in the
JGSNY Cemetery FAQ's at < http://www.jgsny.org/cemfaqs.htm >. Note that we
are not collecting the names of the burials in the landsmanshaftn plots,
which is the focus of the JewishGen On-line Worldwide Burial Registry
(JOWBR) < http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/ >.

Thanks in advance for your help in improving the quality of the JGSNY
Cemetery Project database so that Jerry Seligsohn's unfortunate experience
in researching an incorrect landsmanshaftn at YIVO isn't repeated by
someone who inadvertently goes to the wrong cemetery because of an error in
our database.

Ada Greenblatt
Chair, JGSNY Cemetery Project
ada.Greenblatt@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Cemetery Project database #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

For at least the past two years and probably earlier Jerry Seligsohn of NYC
< JSelig3460@... > has been performing a wonderful genealogical service
by volunteering considerable time pouring through all the Byelorussian
files in YIVO's landsmanshaften collection and painstakingly extracting the
names and other relevant data for inclusion on the Belarus SIG website.
Although I have no known roots in Belarus, but I'd like to compliment Jerry
not only for undertaking such a massive project in the first place, but for
the fine job that he is doing.

Last week Jerry posted a message to this Digest to the effect that he
unintentionally and unwittingly recorded the names for the Szeniczer Ladies
Sick & Benevolent Society and/or the Szeniczer Sick & Benevolent Society
because the YIVO booklet on landsmanshaftn incorrectly placed these
societies in Belarus. Dolph Klein < kledolph@... > subsequently
posted that this is a society for Senice, Slovakia.

I'd like to express my sincere regrets to Jerry for *spinning his wheels*
on a town that turned out to be not in his area of interest. I'd also like
to thank Dolph Klein for providing the correct name of the town.

This leads to the point that I'd like to make. The JGSNY Cemetery Project
database < http://www.jgsny.org/searchcity.htm > also relied on the YIVO
landsmanshaftn guide as the source for the town name for the Szeniczer Sick
and Benevolent Society and its Ladies counterpart. We made a best faith
effort to match the name of a society with the correct town whenever it
could be determined. However, because many Eastern European towns have the
same or similar names it was often hard to do so. We still need your help
in this regard as there are still many societies whose correct town
location we are unable to determine. Those towns containing a question
mark after them are ones we guesstimated but are unsure of.

So please take a moment to check the JGSNY Cemetery Project database and
see if the town and country for your ancestral landsmanshaftn plot is
correct. Please don't respond if it's correct, but if it's not please
provide me with the correction using its spelling in *Where Once We
Walked*, which is the industry standard. Because we are trying to maintain
as scholarly a product as possible, we need definitive proof of a match
based on your family's personal involvement with the plot in combination
with full knowledge of your ancestral town -- no *I think's.* Otherwise
it's better to keep the question marks than to provide wrong information.

Because I suffer >from severe email stress (over 300 emails per week and no
secretary) please keep your response brief and simple -- pretend that I'm
in kindergarten <vbg>. Please provide only a) name of society and cemetery
location, b) incorrect town/country name, and c) the correct replacement.
Any questions about the JGSNY Cemetery Project should be answered in the
JGSNY Cemetery FAQ's at < http://www.jgsny.org/cemfaqs.htm >. Note that we
are not collecting the names of the burials in the landsmanshaftn plots,
which is the focus of the JewishGen On-line Worldwide Burial Registry
(JOWBR) < http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/ >.

Thanks in advance for your help in improving the quality of the JGSNY
Cemetery Project database so that Jerry Seligsohn's unfortunate experience
in researching an incorrect landsmanshaftn at YIVO isn't repeated by
someone who inadvertently goes to the wrong cemetery because of an error in
our database.

Ada Greenblatt
Chair, JGSNY Cemetery Project
ada.Greenblatt@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Pregant women travelling #general

Martin Miller <millerm@...>
 

Maybe I am not interpreting this correctly, but I can tell you that one of
our cousins entered the US as a baby of 10 months. If you use the Morse
site to go to the Ellis Island site and do a search on names beginning
with OLSHAN you will see three children under one year of age. One is our
cousin, who died in January at the age of 98. She was the last of the
family born in the old country.

Martin Miller in Syracuse, New York
mailto:millerm@...
http://web.syr.edu/~millerm/index.htm

pregnant women but also families with children under 18 months. Pregnant
women and babies under 18 months were not allowed to board. This


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Sending small foreign cash payments for postage #general

Nachum <nachum@...>
 

Today there are untold *official* money changers, at least in Jerusalem.
I imagine that they can be found in other cities in Israel as well.
Unlike banks which charge a minimum fee for changing foreign currency, and
believe it or not, US $ are still foreign currency in Israel,money
changers have no minimum fee. The rates at money changers are lower than
in the banks, but for small amounts one does get a descent amount of
Israeli Shekels,usually more than in a bank.

I don't believe that it is that great a hardship for someone in the big
cities to convert $, or any other major currency. When my kids get
birthday presents in US $ cash, I generally let them buy what they
want, paying in Shekels and keeping the dollars for myself. If and when
I need to replenish my bank overdraft, I then convert at one time, at one
of these money changers, whatever dollar cash reserve I have accumulated.
(Non Israelis may not understand what I mean by replenishing my bank
overdraft, but I'm sure Israelis will.)

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: IsraelP [mailto:zach4v6@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 10:24 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Sending small foreign cash payments for postage

Sending a dollar to israel in lieu of postage is a very bad solution.
Unless the recipient has a use for dollars (believe it or not, most of us
don't), they have to be changed into local currency which takes time and
bank charges.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This discussion has moved off-topic, please continue
any futher messages in this thread privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Need help to contact potential relative in Israel #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Rav-Siggers,

I wonder if a kind person in Israel would be willing to contact a
potential relative for me in Israel. According to my information,
he lives in Nachalat Har Chabad (Chabad of Tzfas).

Any assistance is very much appreciated.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas
mailto:Seflaum@...

[Moderator's Note: Please respond privately.]


Need help to contact potential relative in Israel #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Rav-Siggers,

I wonder if a kind person in Israel would be willing to contact a
potential relative for me in Israel. According to my information,
he lives in Nachalat Har Chabad (Chabad of Tzfas).

Any assistance is very much appreciated.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas
mailto:Seflaum@...

[Moderator's Note: Please respond privately.]


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Unwelcome Spam #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

This should be of interest to everyone who has received spam mail recently
advertising Jewish books.

[JewishGen has advised us that] "the publishing house www.bpagency.com has
been spamming all our lists as well as all subscribers who have posted
messages to the private lists. They may well have figured out that all lists
have archived messages and they capture addresses that way.

Neither JewishGen, your SIG, Research Group, nor mailing list has provided
addresses to this company. They are capturing them >from archived messages.
For those who are so inclined, you can inform these spammers that
unsolicited mail will not result in sales, only annoyed people."

I hope that this answers the concerns that were expressed by some of you.

Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@...


Re: Unwelcome Spam #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

This should be of interest to everyone who has received spam mail recently
advertising Jewish books.

[JewishGen has advised us that] "the publishing house www.bpagency.com has
been spamming all our lists as well as all subscribers who have posted
messages to the private lists. They may well have figured out that all lists
have archived messages and they capture addresses that way.

Neither JewishGen, your SIG, Research Group, nor mailing list has provided
addresses to this company. They are capturing them >from archived messages.
For those who are so inclined, you can inform these spammers that
unsolicited mail will not result in sales, only annoyed people."

I hope that this answers the concerns that were expressed by some of you.

Florence Elman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
haflo@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kordonsky #ukraine

Evie000@...
 

Am searching for anyone with this last name. My family came >from old
Konstantine aka altkonstantine......Any help would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you. Evelyn Yager

evie000@...


Kordonsky #ukraine

Evie000@...
 

Am searching for anyone with this last name. My family came >from old
Konstantine aka altkonstantine......Any help would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you. Evelyn Yager

evie000@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Web master assistance needed #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Rav-Siggers,

Rav-SIG requires the services of an additional web master to help
launch a new project. This volunteer should be very familiar with
HTML, various types of software, and FTP. The new project will
become a permanent part of the Rav-SIG web site.

If you are interested or have further questions, please contact me
privately: mailto:seflaum@...

Many thanks,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator


Web master assistance needed #rabbinic

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Rav-Siggers,

Rav-SIG requires the services of an additional web master to help
launch a new project. This volunteer should be very familiar with
HTML, various types of software, and FTP. The new project will
become a permanent part of the Rav-SIG web site.

If you are interested or have further questions, please contact me
privately: mailto:seflaum@...

Many thanks,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Rav-SIG Coordinator


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic EPSTEIN of Vilna #rabbinic

rosinskyb
 

Hi.

Where can I get information on the EPSTEIN families living in Vilna
during the 18th and 19th centuries?

Thanks,
Philip Rosinsky


EPSTEIN of Vilna #rabbinic

rosinskyb
 

Hi.

Where can I get information on the EPSTEIN families living in Vilna
during the 18th and 19th centuries?

Thanks,
Philip Rosinsky


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Brest-Litovsk Yeshiva #rabbinic

rosinskyb
 

Hi.

My ancestor Aaron Leib POZHEZHINSKY was supposed to have been a
Talmid Chacham/Yeshiva Bucher in Brisk during the 1860's (died at
age 20 in 1870 while studying). Is there a source for Yeshiva's
and their students in the area of Brisk at this period?

Thanks,
Philip Rosinsky


Brest-Litovsk Yeshiva #rabbinic

rosinskyb
 

Hi.

My ancestor Aaron Leib POZHEZHINSKY was supposed to have been a
Talmid Chacham/Yeshiva Bucher in Brisk during the 1860's (died at
age 20 in 1870 while studying). Is there a source for Yeshiva's
and their students in the area of Brisk at this period?

Thanks,
Philip Rosinsky


Documents from Odessa archive #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

A few years ago a jewishgen posting mentioned discovery of the following
Russian language documents in the Odessa archive. I would like to obtain
a copy of each of these documents. I can arrange for translation into
English. Does anyone have copies of these documents or know how I could
obtain same? Thanks.


FUND 1 [probably FOND]

1856--About separate settling of Jews in special blocks
1845--About Jews Kagals [probably kahals] liquidation
1842--About founding commissionson Jews education
1845--About permissions to go away in search of a living, that
were given to Jew-farmers.
1843--About assigning money for food help to Jews and distribution
of foodloan.
1852--About 50 years privilege (liberation of military service)
that was granted to Jew-farmers
1841--About founding a special department at the governor board for
management of Jew colonies.
1869--About means for Jews landing. Taxes.
1857--About Jew election to city and society posts.
1857--About Jews limitation in trade
1850--About a ban that was imposed on Jews concerning wearing their
national dress.
1860--About permission to buy land in Crimea given to Jews.

FUND 42

1909-12--Instructions about a quote of Jews admittance in
secondary schools.
1904--About rules of Jews admittance in secondary schools and
universities.
--About rules of Jews admittance in the Novorossia University.

FUND 45

1866--About Jews admittance on university lectors and professors
posts.
--About limitation of Jews teachers in field of justice,
history and politics in universities.

FUND 5

1881--Memorandums and correspondence about pogroms in Herson,
Ekaterinoslav and Besarabia provinces
1886--About Jews pogroms participants arrests and convictions
1883--About measures for pogroms prevention
1881-4--About Jews condition in Novorossia, Bessarabia and Cherson
provinces.
1881-89--About Jews, foreign citizens, in Russia
1885-6--Jews complaints about oppression.
1881--About measures for deportation of Jews >from borderland.

Mel Comisarow
melcom@...

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Documents from Odessa archive #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

A few years ago a jewishgen posting mentioned discovery of the following
Russian language documents in the Odessa archive. I would like to obtain
a copy of each of these documents. I can arrange for translation into
English. Does anyone have copies of these documents or know how I could
obtain same? Thanks.


FUND 1 [probably FOND]

1856--About separate settling of Jews in special blocks
1845--About Jews Kagals [probably kahals] liquidation
1842--About founding commissionson Jews education
1845--About permissions to go away in search of a living, that
were given to Jew-farmers.
1843--About assigning money for food help to Jews and distribution
of foodloan.
1852--About 50 years privilege (liberation of military service)
that was granted to Jew-farmers
1841--About founding a special department at the governor board for
management of Jew colonies.
1869--About means for Jews landing. Taxes.
1857--About Jew election to city and society posts.
1857--About Jews limitation in trade
1850--About a ban that was imposed on Jews concerning wearing their
national dress.
1860--About permission to buy land in Crimea given to Jews.

FUND 42

1909-12--Instructions about a quote of Jews admittance in
secondary schools.
1904--About rules of Jews admittance in secondary schools and
universities.
--About rules of Jews admittance in the Novorossia University.

FUND 45

1866--About Jews admittance on university lectors and professors
posts.
--About limitation of Jews teachers in field of justice,
history and politics in universities.

FUND 5

1881--Memorandums and correspondence about pogroms in Herson,
Ekaterinoslav and Besarabia provinces
1886--About Jews pogroms participants arrests and convictions
1883--About measures for pogroms prevention
1881-4--About Jews condition in Novorossia, Bessarabia and Cherson
provinces.
1881-89--About Jews, foreign citizens, in Russia
1885-6--Jews complaints about oppression.
1881--About measures for deportation of Jews >from borderland.

Mel Comisarow
melcom@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.