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Regret to hear of Joyce's leaving and Best Wishes to her #general

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Joyce,
I am truly saddened by the news that you are leaving JewishGen. You have assisted
immeasurably in the Jonava Yizkor Book Translation Project with kindness and
guidance. You have accomplished so much to help all of us; it seems inconceivable
for you not to remain at the helm. I wish you the very best in all you do and hope
that you will still be part of the brainstorming team that takes JewishGen forward,
even if not devoting every hour of every day to encourage volunteers and make our
genealogical research a richer experience. Thank you for your profound generosity
of ideas and your unflagging spirit. Be well.
Warmest Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
Coordinator, Jonava Yizkor Book Translation


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Regret to hear of Joyce's leaving and Best Wishes to her #general

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Joyce,
I am truly saddened by the news that you are leaving JewishGen. You have assisted
immeasurably in the Jonava Yizkor Book Translation Project with kindness and
guidance. You have accomplished so much to help all of us; it seems inconceivable
for you not to remain at the helm. I wish you the very best in all you do and hope
that you will still be part of the brainstorming team that takes JewishGen forward,
even if not devoting every hour of every day to encourage volunteers and make our
genealogical research a richer experience. Thank you for your profound generosity
of ideas and your unflagging spirit. Be well.
Warmest Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
Coordinator, Jonava Yizkor Book Translation


Quebec City Passenger Lists Index Online #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has launched a new online database, Quebec
City Passenger Lists Index 1865-1900. Researchers can search by name of passengers
to access digitized images of original passenger lists for arrivals at Quebec from
1865 to 1900 which list the name, age, country of origin, occupation and
destination of each passenger. You may access the database at:
http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/passengers-quebec-1865-1900/index-e.html

Library and Archives Canada gratefully acknowledges the contribution of
Ancestry.ca, without which this project would not have been possible.

There is no charge to access the database.

Thank you to Gordon Watts of the Canada Census Campaign for alerting us to this
new addition to the LAC online databases.

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Quebec City Passenger Lists Index Online #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has launched a new online database, Quebec
City Passenger Lists Index 1865-1900. Researchers can search by name of passengers
to access digitized images of original passenger lists for arrivals at Quebec from
1865 to 1900 which list the name, age, country of origin, occupation and
destination of each passenger. You may access the database at:
http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/passengers-quebec-1865-1900/index-e.html

Library and Archives Canada gratefully acknowledges the contribution of
Ancestry.ca, without which this project would not have been possible.

There is no charge to access the database.

Thank you to Gordon Watts of the Canada Census Campaign for alerting us to this
new addition to the LAC online databases.

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Looking for Family of Anna KAHN, Chicago #general

Joan Lit <joan72161@...>
 

I am looking for relatives KAHN who lived in the Chicago, IL area. In 1930, my
Grandmother, Sonia Kait (nee KAGANSKA), took my mother to Chicago to visit
relatives. They stayed with a cousin, Anna KAHN who lived at 1417 Ruler Ave, Cook
County,Chicago, Illinois.

I was able to find a 1930 census record for Anna, her husband Joseph, daughter
Evelyn and niece Clara TAMARKIN. My trail however has stopped here. I am looking
for information regarding any of these people. Most likely they emmigrated from
the Kiev or Volhnyia Gubernia.

Also Researching:-
ULITSKY,ULITZKY,ULLETSKY: Kishinev, Cherkassy WALDSHAN,VALCHIN: Shereshevo
KAIT,CHAIT: Kherson, Nikolyev
KAGANSKA, KAGANSKI, OURISMAN, GELFMAN: Korostychev, Radomysl, Zhitomir
PARNES: Israel

Joan Lit
joan@polarmicro.com
Philadelphia, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Family of Anna KAHN, Chicago #general

Joan Lit <joan72161@...>
 

I am looking for relatives KAHN who lived in the Chicago, IL area. In 1930, my
Grandmother, Sonia Kait (nee KAGANSKA), took my mother to Chicago to visit
relatives. They stayed with a cousin, Anna KAHN who lived at 1417 Ruler Ave, Cook
County,Chicago, Illinois.

I was able to find a 1930 census record for Anna, her husband Joseph, daughter
Evelyn and niece Clara TAMARKIN. My trail however has stopped here. I am looking
for information regarding any of these people. Most likely they emmigrated from
the Kiev or Volhnyia Gubernia.

Also Researching:-
ULITSKY,ULITZKY,ULLETSKY: Kishinev, Cherkassy WALDSHAN,VALCHIN: Shereshevo
KAIT,CHAIT: Kherson, Nikolyev
KAGANSKA, KAGANSKI, OURISMAN, GELFMAN: Korostychev, Radomysl, Zhitomir
PARNES: Israel

Joan Lit
joan@polarmicro.com
Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia Marriage License Copies #general

Anna Reuter <anna94306@...>
 

Dear Genners:

There are two Philadelpia Marriage Licenses of interest to me. Dates are 1916 and
1938. I found them through the Family Search web site. I know the Bride's name and
the Groom's names. I know the date and the Certificate Numbers. There are plans in
the future to image the marriage certificates on the web site, but they are not
there now.

It costs $35 to get a copy of a marriage certificate >from Philadelpia via mail (I
am 3000 miles away) even when all the information above is known. I called the
Office to confirm the cost. Is there a way to look at the Marriage records onsite?
In one case, I just wish to know the Father's name. It may not be on the Marriage
License. In the other case, it could be the wrong person. Hopefully, the
information on the marriage certificate will tell me if she is the right person.
(DOB? place of birth? father's name)So I could spend $70 and find nothing helpful
at all.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Anna Reuter
Palo Alto, California

PS. Death Certificates are also possible. But parents' names may not be listed.
Grave Stones were not inscribed with Fathers' names.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Philadelphia Marriage License Copies #general

Anna Reuter <anna94306@...>
 

Dear Genners:

There are two Philadelpia Marriage Licenses of interest to me. Dates are 1916 and
1938. I found them through the Family Search web site. I know the Bride's name and
the Groom's names. I know the date and the Certificate Numbers. There are plans in
the future to image the marriage certificates on the web site, but they are not
there now.

It costs $35 to get a copy of a marriage certificate >from Philadelpia via mail (I
am 3000 miles away) even when all the information above is known. I called the
Office to confirm the cost. Is there a way to look at the Marriage records onsite?
In one case, I just wish to know the Father's name. It may not be on the Marriage
License. In the other case, it could be the wrong person. Hopefully, the
information on the marriage certificate will tell me if she is the right person.
(DOB? place of birth? father's name)So I could spend $70 and find nothing helpful
at all.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Anna Reuter
Palo Alto, California

PS. Death Certificates are also possible. But parents' names may not be listed.
Grave Stones were not inscribed with Fathers' names.


Searching GOODMAN family in Woodbine, NJ #general

Linda Epstein
 

Dear Genners,I recently found out that my elderly cousin's father was married once
before. She is excited that there might be unknown relatives out there and has
asked me to try and find out about her father's first marriage. The GOODMAN family
lived in Woodbine, NJ, and I am assuming that is where the first marriage took
place. I have attempted to contact the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage. After
an inital enthusatic response, I have been unable to proceed further with them
despite numerous attempts at contact. Harry was listed in the 1910 census as
"single." His second marriage, to Sonya Rudlow, occured in New York, 8/30/1914.
Harry Goodman, b. abt. 1885, Fridrikhshtat, Russia. Parents: Joseph (b. 1845
Russia) and Pearl (b. 1845 Russia) Goodman Siblings: Louis, Ike, Sam, Charles, Moe,
Annie, Rebecca, Nellie and Mary. Any suggestions on how to proceed further would be
appreciated.
Linda EpsteinNew Orleans, LA

FILMUS/FELMUS/PHILMUS; EPSTEIN/APESKING/OPESKIN (Vilna)SINGER/TARNOR (Husiatyn);
SEMLER (Rzeszow)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching GOODMAN family in Woodbine, NJ #general

Linda Epstein
 

Dear Genners,I recently found out that my elderly cousin's father was married once
before. She is excited that there might be unknown relatives out there and has
asked me to try and find out about her father's first marriage. The GOODMAN family
lived in Woodbine, NJ, and I am assuming that is where the first marriage took
place. I have attempted to contact the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage. After
an inital enthusatic response, I have been unable to proceed further with them
despite numerous attempts at contact. Harry was listed in the 1910 census as
"single." His second marriage, to Sonya Rudlow, occured in New York, 8/30/1914.
Harry Goodman, b. abt. 1885, Fridrikhshtat, Russia. Parents: Joseph (b. 1845
Russia) and Pearl (b. 1845 Russia) Goodman Siblings: Louis, Ike, Sam, Charles, Moe,
Annie, Rebecca, Nellie and Mary. Any suggestions on how to proceed further would be
appreciated.
Linda EpsteinNew Orleans, LA

FILMUS/FELMUS/PHILMUS; EPSTEIN/APESKING/OPESKIN (Vilna)SINGER/TARNOR (Husiatyn);
SEMLER (Rzeszow)


Re: First Legal Boat of Immigrants to Israel #general

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Dear All,

Yes ,I know about the first legal boat to arrive in Israel. It was a vessel called
the Altalena and it left Marseilles before the State of Israel of Israel was
declared and arrived just after. It was a vessel acquired by the Irgun and not
only had 900 olim but also a large number of rifles and light machine guns and
ammunition. The vessel off putted its olim at Kfar Witkin north of Tel Aviv at
night and only the Irgun crew remained on board. There had been extensive long
distance telephone calls between the Irgun offices in Marseilles and
representatives of Ben Gurion in Israel. The armaments were very badly needed by
the besieged Jewish State and a telephone agreement was reached as to the division
of the arms and ammunition between Irgun forces and the Hagannah. However, when
the Altalena arrived at the beach at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion ordered the local Haganah
forces to fire on the boat. He even order a artillery force to cannonade the
vessel. Sixteen crew members were Killed as they jumped off the boat and tried to
swim to shore. Begin, in charge of the Irgun at the time was asked if the crew
should return fire but he replied to his men/ "Jews don't shoot at Jews." Ben
Gurion did not want armaments to be in any hands other than his own command.

There is a museum in Haifa covering the Naval Portion Aliyah Bet (the immigration
that tried to avoid the British boycott of Israel) but I would guess they even
today wont mention the ALtalena. It was a black day. There is a film available
about this incident. My wife's relatives, the Olkenitzky's, were on the ALtalena.
Google Altalena. I've shortened the story!
Joe Fibel

From: "Rachel Leah Jablon" <rachel@pobox.com>

Does anyone know anything about the first (legal) boat of "olim" to arrive to
Israel after the British Mandate?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Legal Boat of Immigrants to Israel #general

Joseph Fibel <jfibel@...>
 

Dear All,

Yes ,I know about the first legal boat to arrive in Israel. It was a vessel called
the Altalena and it left Marseilles before the State of Israel of Israel was
declared and arrived just after. It was a vessel acquired by the Irgun and not
only had 900 olim but also a large number of rifles and light machine guns and
ammunition. The vessel off putted its olim at Kfar Witkin north of Tel Aviv at
night and only the Irgun crew remained on board. There had been extensive long
distance telephone calls between the Irgun offices in Marseilles and
representatives of Ben Gurion in Israel. The armaments were very badly needed by
the besieged Jewish State and a telephone agreement was reached as to the division
of the arms and ammunition between Irgun forces and the Hagannah. However, when
the Altalena arrived at the beach at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion ordered the local Haganah
forces to fire on the boat. He even order a artillery force to cannonade the
vessel. Sixteen crew members were Killed as they jumped off the boat and tried to
swim to shore. Begin, in charge of the Irgun at the time was asked if the crew
should return fire but he replied to his men/ "Jews don't shoot at Jews." Ben
Gurion did not want armaments to be in any hands other than his own command.

There is a museum in Haifa covering the Naval Portion Aliyah Bet (the immigration
that tried to avoid the British boycott of Israel) but I would guess they even
today wont mention the ALtalena. It was a black day. There is a film available
about this incident. My wife's relatives, the Olkenitzky's, were on the ALtalena.
Google Altalena. I've shortened the story!
Joe Fibel

From: "Rachel Leah Jablon" <rachel@pobox.com>

Does anyone know anything about the first (legal) boat of "olim" to arrive to
Israel after the British Mandate?


DNA study of Jewish roots in Spain #dna

Glenn J. Hill
 

An interesting DNA study of the Jewish roots of Spain, seeming to
show that about 19% of modern population to be of possible Jewish
ancestry. Looks pretty intriguing, that many Jews who converted
indeed stayed in Spain and Portugal. A question raised by Michael
Freund, the author of the Jerusalem Post story, is if these
descendants of converted Jews might someday possibly wish to return
to their ancestral roots.

Story about this study here:
The Jerusalem Post, December 10, 2008
The genetic "Pintele Yid" in Iberia
By Michael Freund, via this link:
http://tinyurl.com/4lun98

This is the full article in the American Journal of Human Genetics
http://www.cell.com/AJHG/fulltext/S0002-9297(08)00592-2

Glenn Hill


DNA Research #DNA DNA study of Jewish roots in Spain #dna

Glenn J. Hill
 

An interesting DNA study of the Jewish roots of Spain, seeming to
show that about 19% of modern population to be of possible Jewish
ancestry. Looks pretty intriguing, that many Jews who converted
indeed stayed in Spain and Portugal. A question raised by Michael
Freund, the author of the Jerusalem Post story, is if these
descendants of converted Jews might someday possibly wish to return
to their ancestral roots.

Story about this study here:
The Jerusalem Post, December 10, 2008
The genetic "Pintele Yid" in Iberia
By Michael Freund, via this link:
http://tinyurl.com/4lun98

This is the full article in the American Journal of Human Genetics
http://www.cell.com/AJHG/fulltext/S0002-9297(08)00592-2

Glenn Hill


Rabbis in Bodrogkeresztur Hungary #rabbinic

Stuart Ungar <teamungar@...>
 

Does anyone have a listing of rabbis >from BK and the times they
served there? Also looking for any synagogue information. I am
creating a Shtetlink page on BK and this information would help.

Thank you,
Stuart Ungar


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbis in Bodrogkeresztur Hungary #rabbinic

Stuart Ungar <teamungar@...>
 

Does anyone have a listing of rabbis >from BK and the times they
served there? Also looking for any synagogue information. I am
creating a Shtetlink page on BK and this information would help.

Thank you,
Stuart Ungar


Re: Announcement from Joyce Field #austria-czech

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

I was very sorry to read the announcement that Joyce Field will be
leaving on December after over 12 years of association with
JewishGen. Joyce is heading the Yizkor book project and was very
helpful to me ever since I submitted my very first translation for
the Kurenets Yizkor book. I had no prior experience, yet Joyce took
the translations while encouraging me to do a better job. She would
read every word and demand a better editing, more coherent text, and
higher quality scans of pictures >from the original books. As timed
passed, I submitted to Joyce translations of other Yizkor books done
privately by some Israelis. Some translations were done by survivors
who had little knowledge of the English language but big wish to see
the books online. Joyce was kind, finding editors to work with them.
Her remarkable memory for details helped reunite cousins after more
then 60 years. Descendants of Chaim of Volozhin who were under the
impression that they are the only survivors.

Thank you so much Joyce,
Eilat Gordin Levitan


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Announcement from Joyce Field #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

I was very sorry to read the announcement that Joyce Field will be
leaving on December after over 12 years of association with
JewishGen. Joyce is heading the Yizkor book project and was very
helpful to me ever since I submitted my very first translation for
the Kurenets Yizkor book. I had no prior experience, yet Joyce took
the translations while encouraging me to do a better job. She would
read every word and demand a better editing, more coherent text, and
higher quality scans of pictures >from the original books. As timed
passed, I submitted to Joyce translations of other Yizkor books done
privately by some Israelis. Some translations were done by survivors
who had little knowledge of the English language but big wish to see
the books online. Joyce was kind, finding editors to work with them.
Her remarkable memory for details helped reunite cousins after more
then 60 years. Descendants of Chaim of Volozhin who were under the
impression that they are the only survivors.

Thank you so much Joyce,
Eilat Gordin Levitan


Re: Announcement from Joyce Field #austria-czech

Eleanor Platt QC <axvq70@...>
 

On 2008.12.16, "Joyce Field" <jfield@nlci.com> wrote:

> After over 12 years of association with JewishGen, I will be leaving
> on December 31 [...]

Thank you for all your efforts and hard work.

Eleanor Lind
London UK


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Announcement from Joyce Field #rabbinic

Eleanor Platt QC <axvq70@...>
 

On 2008.12.16, "Joyce Field" <jfield@nlci.com> wrote:

> After over 12 years of association with JewishGen, I will be leaving
> on December 31 [...]

Thank you for all your efforts and hard work.

Eleanor Lind
London UK