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Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Prior to the start of WWII the UK (as well as the US) had a
policy of refusing DP's and refugees, particularly Jewish ones.

In the case of a cousin, the Vienna police records state that this
person "went to England" does not reflect whether or not they actually
gained entry. If that is the case, what happened to those persons?

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him. The record further states he was "Evangelikus" but
there is no record in the Jewish registers of his having renounced his
religion.

Perhaps someone knows something about this subject generally.

Peter Bakos
Paris


KATZ and RADZINOWER families #poland

s.a.josovic <sajasovic@...>
 

I am enquiring about Samuel RADZINOWER, the son of Leib and Feiga, who was
born in 1891 in Bialystok. Samuel and his wife Goldie arrived at Ellis
Island on 17 Dec 1916 to stay with his uncle and aunt, Meyer and Hinda KATZ
(nee RADZINOWER), who lived at 3-5 Louis Street New York. What happened to
them and where are their descendants today?

Samuel Josovic

Israel


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Prior to the start of WWII the UK (as well as the US) had a
policy of refusing DP's and refugees, particularly Jewish ones.

In the case of a cousin, the Vienna police records state that this
person "went to England" does not reflect whether or not they actually
gained entry. If that is the case, what happened to those persons?

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him. The record further states he was "Evangelikus" but
there is no record in the Jewish registers of his having renounced his
religion.

Perhaps someone knows something about this subject generally.

Peter Bakos
Paris


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland KATZ and RADZINOWER families #poland

s.a.josovic <sajasovic@...>
 

I am enquiring about Samuel RADZINOWER, the son of Leib and Feiga, who was
born in 1891 in Bialystok. Samuel and his wife Goldie arrived at Ellis
Island on 17 Dec 1916 to stay with his uncle and aunt, Meyer and Hinda KATZ
(nee RADZINOWER), who lived at 3-5 Louis Street New York. What happened to
them and where are their descendants today?

Samuel Josovic

Israel


Jewish trades as listed in the 1793 Census #austria-czech

Renate McWright <trjaz@...>
 

Can anyone throw light on:
Kurzenwarenhandel

Kurzenwarenhandel or Kurzwarenhandel had to do with selling sewing notions
such as buttons, thread, needles, scissors, zippers, eyes and hooks, elastic
bands, safety pins, thimbles, etc..

Renate McWright
San Antonio, TX

researching LAWITZ, LAVITZ, LEVITZ, Neulengbach/St. Poelten, Vienna,
Budapest, SUESS, Vienna, St. Poelten, Bohemia,


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Jewish trades as listed in the 1793 Census #austria-czech

Renate McWright <trjaz@...>
 

Can anyone throw light on:
Kurzenwarenhandel

Kurzenwarenhandel or Kurzwarenhandel had to do with selling sewing notions
such as buttons, thread, needles, scissors, zippers, eyes and hooks, elastic
bands, safety pins, thimbles, etc..

Renate McWright
San Antonio, TX

researching LAWITZ, LAVITZ, LEVITZ, Neulengbach/St. Poelten, Vienna,
Budapest, SUESS, Vienna, St. Poelten, Bohemia,


census of 1793 #austria-czech

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

Ruth Coman mentions publication of the 1793 Census of Bohemia by the
Statni ustredni archive v Praze as a work in progress. Can anyone provide
details on what is available, is it only the Jews or all citizens and how
one obtains the volumes? The archive site English version did not appear to
have this information. I have not seen any posting on this subject.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna
FLUSS - Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic
ROUBITCHEK - Stasov?, Czech Republic


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech census of 1793 #austria-czech

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

Ruth Coman mentions publication of the 1793 Census of Bohemia by the
Statni ustredni archive v Praze as a work in progress. Can anyone provide
details on what is available, is it only the Jews or all citizens and how
one obtains the volumes? The archive site English version did not appear to
have this information. I have not seen any posting on this subject.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna
FLUSS - Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic
ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic
ROUBITCHEK - Stasov?, Czech Republic


MARCH from Dubiecko and USA #rabbinic

Tomer Brunner
 

Shalom,

I'm researching the MARCH (sounds like MARKH) family >from Dubiecko,
near Przemysl (Poland). Recently I was told by a relative (about
85 years old) that his great-grandfather was Rabbi Yoel - Klonimus
MARCH, who was Rosh-Beit-Din (Head of Rabbinical Court) in Dubiecko.
Does anyone know anything about him?

Also, I'm trying to locate living descendants of another person from
this family, who came >from Dubiecko to the USA, already before WWII,
and around 1946 was living in the Queens, NY area. His name was
*probably* Zalman MARCH. Can anyone suggest which records to search
for or in which cemeteries I should look for his burial place?

I'll appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Tomer Brunner, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic MARCH from Dubiecko and USA #rabbinic

Tomer Brunner
 

Shalom,

I'm researching the MARCH (sounds like MARKH) family >from Dubiecko,
near Przemysl (Poland). Recently I was told by a relative (about
85 years old) that his great-grandfather was Rabbi Yoel - Klonimus
MARCH, who was Rosh-Beit-Din (Head of Rabbinical Court) in Dubiecko.
Does anyone know anything about him?

Also, I'm trying to locate living descendants of another person from
this family, who came >from Dubiecko to the USA, already before WWII,
and around 1946 was living in the Queens, NY area. His name was
*probably* Zalman MARCH. Can anyone suggest which records to search
for or in which cemeteries I should look for his burial place?

I'll appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Tomer Brunner, Israel


Press Release - 2005 Conference! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

THE 25TH IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON JEWISH GENEALOGY

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA


JULY 10-15, 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


February 2005

Contact Marilyn Barkan

702-869-9917

marilynbarkan@...


EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm>

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud to be
the host society for the 25th Annual International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. We are inviting
all who have an interest in finding their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You’ll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an array
of topics that will only whet your appetite for more. Conference
attendees will be able to question a number of experts, and meet with
people researching the same family lines or ancestral towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants
and their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The
comprehensive Conference will be organized around themes so that
registrants can easily attend multiple sessions related to their
interests. Subjects will be presented in a variety of formats such as
lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions, films,
book and author talks and author signings. Time will be available to
have discussions, ask questions and interact with the presenters.
“Breakfast with the Expert” sessions will be available throughout the
Conference.

What you can expect:

Ø A 750+ page Conference syllabus

Ø Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman, Shelley
Berkley (D-NV)

Ø Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded national
and international experts on a wide range of geographic regions and
genealogical topics. Included in this will be knowledge needed for
conducting Jewish genealogy, research talks covering

lesser-known communities, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern
Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy for research persons,
families and shtetls.

Ø Some of our more than 70 speakers include:

§ Dr. Alexander Beider – author of Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from
Galicia

§ Dr. John Colleta – expert/author of They Came in Ships

§ Dr. Stephen P. Morse – creator of “One Step” Ellis Island records
search engine and other major genealogical records research engines

§ Miriam Weiner – well known for her first-hand unearthing of records in
Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish Roots in Poland, and
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.

Ø Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons with
Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions that focus
on specific regions, shtetls etc.

Ø Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by our
vendors

Ø Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available) will
feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don’t want to
miss the world’s happiest mayor. In addition, professional musical
entertainment will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are: Early Registration (through May 1)
$200; Regular Registration (after May 1) $230. Discounts are available
for spouse/companion. For more detailed information re: registration,
visit our website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm>

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel rate
of $61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before and/or
after for the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made available for
conference attendees.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established in 1989,
small but determined. The Society has grown >from the original 8 members
to almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter, “Family Legacies” and a
monthly “News to Note” handout. As a group, we participate in Jewish
community activities such as providing a genealogy booth at the Israel
Independence Day celebration, volunteering to assist our local PBS
station, and working with the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community
Center. The conference, hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas
Centennial grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available to
our members. It has books, periodicals, CD’s and videos. The Society
recently received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to purchase
additional books for the library. Our active Speaker’s Bureau spreads
the good word for our Society. A database of Jewish names >from
headstones at local cemeteries will soon be available on our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org <http://www.jgssn.org/>


French SIG #France Press Release - 2005 Conference! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

THE 25TH IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON JEWISH GENEALOGY

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA


JULY 10-15, 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


February 2005

Contact Marilyn Barkan

702-869-9917

marilynbarkan@...


EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm>

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud to be
the host society for the 25th Annual International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. We are inviting
all who have an interest in finding their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You’ll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an array
of topics that will only whet your appetite for more. Conference
attendees will be able to question a number of experts, and meet with
people researching the same family lines or ancestral towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants
and their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The
comprehensive Conference will be organized around themes so that
registrants can easily attend multiple sessions related to their
interests. Subjects will be presented in a variety of formats such as
lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions, films,
book and author talks and author signings. Time will be available to
have discussions, ask questions and interact with the presenters.
“Breakfast with the Expert” sessions will be available throughout the
Conference.

What you can expect:

Ø A 750+ page Conference syllabus

Ø Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman, Shelley
Berkley (D-NV)

Ø Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded national
and international experts on a wide range of geographic regions and
genealogical topics. Included in this will be knowledge needed for
conducting Jewish genealogy, research talks covering

lesser-known communities, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern
Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy for research persons,
families and shtetls.

Ø Some of our more than 70 speakers include:

§ Dr. Alexander Beider – author of Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from
Galicia

§ Dr. John Colleta – expert/author of They Came in Ships

§ Dr. Stephen P. Morse – creator of “One Step” Ellis Island records
search engine and other major genealogical records research engines

§ Miriam Weiner – well known for her first-hand unearthing of records in
Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish Roots in Poland, and
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.

Ø Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons with
Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions that focus
on specific regions, shtetls etc.

Ø Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by our
vendors

Ø Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available) will
feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don’t want to
miss the world’s happiest mayor. In addition, professional musical
entertainment will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are: Early Registration (through May 1)
$200; Regular Registration (after May 1) $230. Discounts are available
for spouse/companion. For more detailed information re: registration,
visit our website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm>

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel rate
of $61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before and/or
after for the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made available for
conference attendees.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established in 1989,
small but determined. The Society has grown >from the original 8 members
to almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter, “Family Legacies” and a
monthly “News to Note” handout. As a group, we participate in Jewish
community activities such as providing a genealogy booth at the Israel
Independence Day celebration, volunteering to assist our local PBS
station, and working with the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community
Center. The conference, hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas
Centennial grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available to
our members. It has books, periodicals, CD’s and videos. The Society
recently received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to purchase
additional books for the library. Our active Speaker’s Bureau spreads
the good word for our Society. A database of Jewish names >from
headstones at local cemeteries will soon be available on our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org <http://www.jgssn.org/>


Jewish landowners (was "gospodarz" in Kornalowice) #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzyaners,

Following my posting on subject "Gospodarz in Kornalowice" I have received
few letter on this subject and I'd like to clarify or add few remarks
concerning my knowledge on Jewish landowners subject.

In my previous posting I wrote that:

I would be a bit surpised to learn that Jews have been the owners of any
farms in Galicia or anywhere else in the Polish lands for very simple
reason that all those lands have been given by the Polish kings to the
noblemen long time before Austria took over those lands and Jewish people
have settled there.

One notable exception was Dawid Lindenbaum who >from the lessee of the
lands (farm lands and forests) in Boryslaw became a landowner and
subsequently a very rich person when the crude oil was discovered there,
but no Jewish landowners were known in this part of Galicia.

Perhaps I shoud also add there brothers Gartenberg who have purchased land
from the landowner Andrzej Drozd in Tustanowice near Boryslaw.

Clarification No. 1

My personal area of interest are the regions of Drohobycz/Boryslaw, Stary
Sambor, Sambor and the eastern parts of Dobromil districts (>from where my
family has originated), and I've been collecting any analyzing any available
data mainly for those geographical areas, which have been part of the Lwow
wojewodstwo (province) during the interwar period.

A have not collected or analyze data >from the other parts of Galicia, but I
am aware that there were Jewish landowners in some parts of Galicia, by
purchasing inherited properties >from Poles.

In Poland's interwar period (1918-1939) over 125,000 Jews have been
associated with the agricultural industry.
How many of them have been the land owners? I could not say.

Clarification No 2.

Boryslaw's oil fields and the natural wax mines have been developed mainly
by the Jewish entrepreneurs. I have been researching huge unemployment rates
amongst the Jews in Boryslaw and the refusal by some Jewish owners (e.g.
barons Wilhelm and David Ritter von Guttman >from Vienna, owners of the
Ostrava, Czechia steel mills) to employ them in their mines. I could not
establish if all of those rich Yiddishe naftmagnaten have been the land
owners by purchasing the lands >from the others or they have been just a
lessees.

Clarification No. 3

There have been Jewish farmers on the ex Polish lands in the Imperial Russia
Pale territory.
Following the establishment in 1804 Jewish agricultural colonies
(settlements) in Novorissiya (Southern Ukraine) regions during Alexander I
reign, additional Jewish colonies have been also founded in 1870 in the
Russian western provinces (Belarus and Wolynia regions). In 216 established
there Jewish agricultural colonies on the government own lands, over 34,000
Jews have been working.

For details on this subject refer to:
http://tinyurl.com/3js8r

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish landowners (was "gospodarz" in Kornalowice) #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Dear Galitzyaners,

Following my posting on subject "Gospodarz in Kornalowice" I have received
few letter on this subject and I'd like to clarify or add few remarks
concerning my knowledge on Jewish landowners subject.

In my previous posting I wrote that:

I would be a bit surpised to learn that Jews have been the owners of any
farms in Galicia or anywhere else in the Polish lands for very simple
reason that all those lands have been given by the Polish kings to the
noblemen long time before Austria took over those lands and Jewish people
have settled there.

One notable exception was Dawid Lindenbaum who >from the lessee of the
lands (farm lands and forests) in Boryslaw became a landowner and
subsequently a very rich person when the crude oil was discovered there,
but no Jewish landowners were known in this part of Galicia.

Perhaps I shoud also add there brothers Gartenberg who have purchased land
from the landowner Andrzej Drozd in Tustanowice near Boryslaw.

Clarification No. 1

My personal area of interest are the regions of Drohobycz/Boryslaw, Stary
Sambor, Sambor and the eastern parts of Dobromil districts (>from where my
family has originated), and I've been collecting any analyzing any available
data mainly for those geographical areas, which have been part of the Lwow
wojewodstwo (province) during the interwar period.

A have not collected or analyze data >from the other parts of Galicia, but I
am aware that there were Jewish landowners in some parts of Galicia, by
purchasing inherited properties >from Poles.

In Poland's interwar period (1918-1939) over 125,000 Jews have been
associated with the agricultural industry.
How many of them have been the land owners? I could not say.

Clarification No 2.

Boryslaw's oil fields and the natural wax mines have been developed mainly
by the Jewish entrepreneurs. I have been researching huge unemployment rates
amongst the Jews in Boryslaw and the refusal by some Jewish owners (e.g.
barons Wilhelm and David Ritter von Guttman >from Vienna, owners of the
Ostrava, Czechia steel mills) to employ them in their mines. I could not
establish if all of those rich Yiddishe naftmagnaten have been the land
owners by purchasing the lands >from the others or they have been just a
lessees.

Clarification No. 3

There have been Jewish farmers on the ex Polish lands in the Imperial Russia
Pale territory.
Following the establishment in 1804 Jewish agricultural colonies
(settlements) in Novorissiya (Southern Ukraine) regions during Alexander I
reign, additional Jewish colonies have been also founded in 1870 in the
Russian western provinces (Belarus and Wolynia regions). In 216 established
there Jewish agricultural colonies on the government own lands, over 34,000
Jews have been working.

For details on this subject refer to:
http://tinyurl.com/3js8r

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Fw: Press Release - 2005 Conference #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

THE 25TH IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

JULY 10-15, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2005
Contact Marilyn Barkan
702-869-9917
marilynbarkan@...


EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud
to be the host society for the 25th Annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel
in Las Vegas. We are inviting all who have an interest in finding
their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You'll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an
array of topics that will only whet your appetite for more.
Conference attendees will be able to question a number of experts,
and meet with people researching the same family lines or ancestral
towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants
and their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The
comprehensive Conference will be organized around themes so that
registrants can easily attend multiple sessions related to their
interests. Subjects will be presented in a variety of formats such
as lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions,
films, book and author talks and author signings. Time will be
available to have discussions, ask questions and interact with the
presenters. "Breakfast with the Expert" sessions will be available
throughout the Conference.


What you can expect:

Ø A 750+ page Conference syllabus
Ø Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman,
Shelley Berkley (D-NV)

Ø Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded
national and international experts on a wide range of geographic
regions and genealogical topics. Included in this will be knowledge
needed for conducting Jewish genealogy, research talks covering
lesser-known communities, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern
Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy for research persons,
families and shtetls.
Ø Some of our more than 70 speakers include:
§ Dr. Alexander Beider - author of Dictionary of Jewish
Surnames >from Galicia
§ Dr. John Colleta - expert/author of They Came in Ships
§ Dr. Stephen P. Morse - creator of "One Step" Ellis Island
records search engine and other major genealogical records
research engines
§ Miriam Weiner - well known for her first-hand unearthing of
records in Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish
Roots in Poland, and Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.
Ø Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons
with Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions
that focus on specific regions, shtetls etc.
Ø Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by
our vendors
Ø Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and
demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available)
will feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don't
want to miss the world's happiest mayor. In addition, professional
musical entertainment will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are:
Early Registration (through May 1) $200;
Regular Registration (after May 1) $230.
Discounts are available for spouse/companion. For more detailed
information re: registration, visit our website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel
rate of $61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before
and/or after for the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made
available for conference attendees.


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established
in 1989, small but determined. The Society has grown >from the
original 8 members to almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter,
"Family Legacies" and a monthly "News to Note" handout. As a group,
we participate in Jewish community activities such as providing a
genealogy booth at the Israel Independence Day celebration,
volunteering to assist our local PBS station, and working with the
Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center. The conference,
hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas Centennial grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available
to our members. It has books, periodicals, CD's and videos. The
Society recently received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to
purchase additional books for the library. Our active Speaker's
Bureau spreads the good word for our Society. A database of Jewish
names >from headstones at local cemeteries will soon be available on
our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fw: Press Release - 2005 Conference #ukraine

Flo Elman
 

THE 25TH IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JEWISH GENEALOGY
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

JULY 10-15, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2005
Contact Marilyn Barkan
702-869-9917
marilynbarkan@...


EARLY REGISTRATION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 1!
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) is proud
to be the host society for the 25th Annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Flamingo Hotel
in Las Vegas. We are inviting all who have an interest in finding
their family history to join us.

This Conference has several new features to help advance your research
efforts. You'll be introduced to new databases and exposed to an
array of topics that will only whet your appetite for more.
Conference attendees will be able to question a number of experts,
and meet with people researching the same family lines or ancestral
towns.

Plans for the Conference include activities and events for registrants
and their spouses or companions that will appeal to all. The
comprehensive Conference will be organized around themes so that
registrants can easily attend multiple sessions related to their
interests. Subjects will be presented in a variety of formats such
as lectures, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions,
films, book and author talks and author signings. Time will be
available to have discussions, ask questions and interact with the
presenters. "Breakfast with the Expert" sessions will be available
throughout the Conference.


What you can expect:

Ø A 750+ page Conference syllabus
Ø Welcome address at the opening reception by Congresswoman,
Shelley Berkley (D-NV)

Ø Presentations throughout the Conference by highly regarded
national and international experts on a wide range of geographic
regions and genealogical topics. Included in this will be knowledge
needed for conducting Jewish genealogy, research talks covering
lesser-known communities, the history and culture of Jews in Eastern
Europe, Sephardic topics, and online genealogy for research persons,
families and shtetls.
Ø Some of our more than 70 speakers include:
§ Dr. Alexander Beider - author of Dictionary of Jewish
Surnames >from Galicia
§ Dr. John Colleta - expert/author of They Came in Ships
§ Dr. Stephen P. Morse - creator of "One Step" Ellis Island
records search engine and other major genealogical records
research engines
§ Miriam Weiner - well known for her first-hand unearthing of
records in Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine and author of Jewish
Roots in Poland, and Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova.
Ø Networking opportunities will be offered by attending luncheons
with Special Interest Groups (SIGs), or Birds of Feather sessions
that focus on specific regions, shtetls etc.
Ø Peruse books, software and other articles of interest as shown by
our vendors
Ø Computer Workshop with access to multiple databases and
demonstrations

Our closing BANQUET (with kosher and vegetarian entrees available)
will feature His Honor Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas. You don't
want to miss the world's happiest mayor. In addition, professional
musical entertainment will also be provided.

Conference registration rates are:
Early Registration (through May 1) $200;
Regular Registration (after May 1) $230.
Discounts are available for spouse/companion. For more detailed
information re: registration, visit our website at:

www.jewishgen.org/jgs/jgs-southernnevada/Shelley/home.htm

Register soon so that you can take advantage of the very good hotel
rate of $61 per night. You may extend your stay for 5 days before
and/or after for the same rate. Special Tour rates have been made
available for conference attendees.


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada was established
in 1989, small but determined. The Society has grown >from the
original 8 members to almost 80. We publish a quarterly newsletter,
"Family Legacies" and a monthly "News to Note" handout. As a group,
we participate in Jewish community activities such as providing a
genealogy booth at the Israel Independence Day celebration,
volunteering to assist our local PBS station, and working with the
Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center. The conference,
hosted by JGSSN, is the recipient of a Las Vegas Centennial grant.

A library of research material has been established and is available
to our members. It has books, periodicals, CD's and videos. The
Society recently received a grant >from the Jewish Federation to
purchase additional books for the library. Our active Speaker's
Bureau spreads the good word for our Society. A database of Jewish
names >from headstones at local cemeteries will soon be available on
our website.

Additional information re: the JGSSN can be found on our website at:
www.jgssn.org


First name Kolle #general

Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

What is the origin and meaning of this name?

Thanks in advance,
Benzy Shani
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First name Kolle #general

Benzy Shani <bshani@...>
 

What is the origin and meaning of this name?

Thanks in advance,
Benzy Shani
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Family of Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ of Hartford, Ct., USA #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I've posted this often in the past but will try again, this time I will try
to follow up on the replies (after having gone on early retirement);

According to strong family belief, my grandfather' ( Chaim Yitzchak
ABRAMOWITZ )s family are related to Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ who served
in Hartford, Ct. during the latter years of the19th and first decades of the
20 th cent.

There are many illusions to this, among them:
1. A "knowledge" (connection not confirmed) of a cousinship with his cousin
Reb' Shimon "Shoichet" Hurewitz z"l of Petach Tikva, Israel. Both the
Abramowitz's and the Puchowitz (Hurewitz) families "know" of this
relationship but no one alive today seems to know the exact relationship.

2. When my greataunt, Miriam Katzin (nee Abramowitz)a"h was orphaned as a
young child . Reb' Shimon Hurewitz took her into his home (a familial
responsibility!?).

3. According to my mother, my grandparents emmigrated, >from Palestine, to
Hartford in the 1930's since our relative was a Rabbi there at the time-the
above Rabbi I.S. Hurewitz. My mother spent her highschool years in Hartford
and Rabbi Hurewitz children, "her cousins" were her best friends.

4. I received a reply several years ago that Rabbi Hurewitz as well as Reb'
Shimon "shoichet" were >from Novarodok, the same city >from where my ancestors
emmigrated from.

To anyone in the "know" regarding this Hurewitz family: One possible link
could be if there is a know connection to Reb' Dovid Novarodiker, the author
of the "Galia Mesechta", who served in the Rabbinate in Novarodok around the
end of the 18th beg of the 19th cent. According to one family source we are
descendants of Reb' Dovid's father.

I hope a copy of this message gets to the Horowitz family association (the
above cc:)

Thank you,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

p.s. My mother (Adina Katzoff)'s autobiography "A Child of the Dessert"
contains a chapter on Hartford of the 1930s. Anyone interested in seeing
the book may contact me privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family of Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ of Hartford, Ct., USA #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

I've posted this often in the past but will try again, this time I will try
to follow up on the replies (after having gone on early retirement);

According to strong family belief, my grandfather' ( Chaim Yitzchak
ABRAMOWITZ )s family are related to Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ who served
in Hartford, Ct. during the latter years of the19th and first decades of the
20 th cent.

There are many illusions to this, among them:
1. A "knowledge" (connection not confirmed) of a cousinship with his cousin
Reb' Shimon "Shoichet" Hurewitz z"l of Petach Tikva, Israel. Both the
Abramowitz's and the Puchowitz (Hurewitz) families "know" of this
relationship but no one alive today seems to know the exact relationship.

2. When my greataunt, Miriam Katzin (nee Abramowitz)a"h was orphaned as a
young child . Reb' Shimon Hurewitz took her into his home (a familial
responsibility!?).

3. According to my mother, my grandparents emmigrated, >from Palestine, to
Hartford in the 1930's since our relative was a Rabbi there at the time-the
above Rabbi I.S. Hurewitz. My mother spent her highschool years in Hartford
and Rabbi Hurewitz children, "her cousins" were her best friends.

4. I received a reply several years ago that Rabbi Hurewitz as well as Reb'
Shimon "shoichet" were >from Novarodok, the same city >from where my ancestors
emmigrated from.

To anyone in the "know" regarding this Hurewitz family: One possible link
could be if there is a know connection to Reb' Dovid Novarodiker, the author
of the "Galia Mesechta", who served in the Rabbinate in Novarodok around the
end of the 18th beg of the 19th cent. According to one family source we are
descendants of Reb' Dovid's father.

I hope a copy of this message gets to the Horowitz family association (the
above cc:)

Thank you,

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

p.s. My mother (Adina Katzoff)'s autobiography "A Child of the Dessert"
contains a chapter on Hartford of the 1930s. Anyone interested in seeing
the book may contact me privately.