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Harrisburg PA April 1940 arrival Isak KNOBLER #general

maraharv@...
 

I sure hope someone can give me some advice. I have just found a possible relative
on a ship manifest. Isaak KNOBLER and wife Gele FENSTERSTOCK KNOBLER left Genoa
Italy on the S.S. Washington on April 20, 1940 and arrived in New York City. They
were >from Tarnobrzeg, Poland, last permanent residence Vienna where their Visa was
issue. I do not know if they had children or who welcomed them here.

They wound up in Harrisburg, PA living in the Jewish Detention Center as of 1942
and he apparently worked for the Jewish Community Center as of 1942. I cannot find
out anything else about them. They are not listed in the soc. security death
index. I don't have a year of death to find an obituary. I have called the Jewish
Community Foundation of Greater Harrisburg and they tell me no Knoblers are in
their records.

I would appreciate any suggestions about how to find out more about these people.

Thanks so much,

Mara Fein
Los Angeles

KNOBLER (Tarnobrzeg), FENSTERSTOCK (Tarnobrzeg), WEINSTEIN (Tarnobrzeg), GLASSBERG
(Tarnobrzeg), HECHT (Zurawno), BRENHOLC (Straciunai), FRIEDMAN (Lasdijai), GUDER
(Kharkov)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harrisburg PA April 1940 arrival Isak KNOBLER #general

maraharv@...
 

I sure hope someone can give me some advice. I have just found a possible relative
on a ship manifest. Isaak KNOBLER and wife Gele FENSTERSTOCK KNOBLER left Genoa
Italy on the S.S. Washington on April 20, 1940 and arrived in New York City. They
were >from Tarnobrzeg, Poland, last permanent residence Vienna where their Visa was
issue. I do not know if they had children or who welcomed them here.

They wound up in Harrisburg, PA living in the Jewish Detention Center as of 1942
and he apparently worked for the Jewish Community Center as of 1942. I cannot find
out anything else about them. They are not listed in the soc. security death
index. I don't have a year of death to find an obituary. I have called the Jewish
Community Foundation of Greater Harrisburg and they tell me no Knoblers are in
their records.

I would appreciate any suggestions about how to find out more about these people.

Thanks so much,

Mara Fein
Los Angeles

KNOBLER (Tarnobrzeg), FENSTERSTOCK (Tarnobrzeg), WEINSTEIN (Tarnobrzeg), GLASSBERG
(Tarnobrzeg), HECHT (Zurawno), BRENHOLC (Straciunai), FRIEDMAN (Lasdijai), GUDER
(Kharkov)


Translation of Hebrew word needed #general

Bea <blspabas@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

Please can you email me privately to tell me how the following Hebrew letters (or
word) translate into English: vov mem dalet vov yud koff
many thanks
B.Shiel blspabas@btinternet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation of Hebrew word needed #general

Bea <blspabas@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

Please can you email me privately to tell me how the following Hebrew letters (or
word) translate into English: vov mem dalet vov yud koff
many thanks
B.Shiel blspabas@btinternet.com


The name Dora #general

Lin Mor
 

One of my aunts used the name Dora legally as noted on her important papers, except
for one. After she passed away, her daughter found she was Dina on her birth
certificate! We called her Dotty/Dottie. My handed-down copy of her high school
graduation picture was signed by her as Dora. Speculaton: Dina (what a pretty
name!), was too foreign and Dora was more American.

It seems to me that years ago people sometimes just started using a name. In the
1920's and 1930's at least, there were no checks and double checks of ID proof,
research into who a person really is, etc. as we often have today. All of us can
introduce ourselves however we want to be called.

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY

Researching:
PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelsk and Oster,
Chernigov Gubernia COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn
SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The name Dora #general

Lin Mor
 

One of my aunts used the name Dora legally as noted on her important papers, except
for one. After she passed away, her daughter found she was Dina on her birth
certificate! We called her Dotty/Dottie. My handed-down copy of her high school
graduation picture was signed by her as Dora. Speculaton: Dina (what a pretty
name!), was too foreign and Dora was more American.

It seems to me that years ago people sometimes just started using a name. In the
1920's and 1930's at least, there were no checks and double checks of ID proof,
research into who a person really is, etc. as we often have today. All of us can
introduce ourselves however we want to be called.

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY

Researching:
PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelsk and Oster,
Chernigov Gubernia COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn
SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus


Wilednik surname #ukraine

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,
I recently received by mail the obituary of my GG GM Bessie KWAIT
(originally KVACHINSKIJ). She was living in Pliskov, Ukraine with her husband
Rafal and children, but was born in Samgorodok circa 1850. Bessie immigrated
to Johnstown, PA in 1920's and died in 1926.

Some of the information mentioned in the obit includes her maiden name of
WILEDNIK. I imagine that is not the original name. It also states Bessie had a
brother Joseph WILEDNIK living in New York and a daughter, "Jenny COUNTER,"
still in Russia.

If you recognize these names, please email me privately

Thank you!
Shelly Levin
USA
crzprncess@aol.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Wilednik surname #ukraine

Shelly Crane
 

Hello,
I recently received by mail the obituary of my GG GM Bessie KWAIT
(originally KVACHINSKIJ). She was living in Pliskov, Ukraine with her husband
Rafal and children, but was born in Samgorodok circa 1850. Bessie immigrated
to Johnstown, PA in 1920's and died in 1926.

Some of the information mentioned in the obit includes her maiden name of
WILEDNIK. I imagine that is not the original name. It also states Bessie had a
brother Joseph WILEDNIK living in New York and a daughter, "Jenny COUNTER,"
still in Russia.

If you recognize these names, please email me privately

Thank you!
Shelly Levin
USA
crzprncess@aol.com


"How to Make Shtetlinks Web Pages" class to begin in February #ukraine

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

We are delighted to announce an on-line class in how to make Shtetlinks web
pages, taught by Mark Heckman and beginning Sunday, February 24, 2008. This
course is designed for those who have a lot of genealogical material to share
and want to put it on the JewishGen Shtetlinks web site, but don’t know how.

Course description:

Have you waited for someone to create a Shtetlinks site for your town, but no
one has? Do it yourself! In this 6 week class you will learn how to create web
pages for Shtetlinks. Creating web pages is not difficult: if you are
comfortable creating documents in a word processing program like Microsoft
Word or WordPerfect, know how to click on hyperlinks and how to "copy and
paste" text using a computer mouse, then you can create ShtetLinks web pages.
The specially reduced fee for this course is only $36.

For a full description, requirements and enrollment please go to
www.JewishGen.org/education . For questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, V.P. Education, JewishGen Inc
Mark Heckman, Instructor
Susana Leistner Bloch, ShtetLinks Coordinator


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine "How to Make Shtetlinks Web Pages" class to begin in February #ukraine

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

We are delighted to announce an on-line class in how to make Shtetlinks web
pages, taught by Mark Heckman and beginning Sunday, February 24, 2008. This
course is designed for those who have a lot of genealogical material to share
and want to put it on the JewishGen Shtetlinks web site, but don’t know how.

Course description:

Have you waited for someone to create a Shtetlinks site for your town, but no
one has? Do it yourself! In this 6 week class you will learn how to create web
pages for Shtetlinks. Creating web pages is not difficult: if you are
comfortable creating documents in a word processing program like Microsoft
Word or WordPerfect, know how to click on hyperlinks and how to "copy and
paste" text using a computer mouse, then you can create ShtetLinks web pages.
The specially reduced fee for this course is only $36.

For a full description, requirements and enrollment please go to
www.JewishGen.org/education . For questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, V.P. Education, JewishGen Inc
Mark Heckman, Instructor
Susana Leistner Bloch, ShtetLinks Coordinator


Re: German children into the UK late 1930's #general

Evelyn Filippi
 

Hiiiiiiiiii All

I am looking for Gertrude Wasser who might be Gertrude Waters who married and
divorced Arnold Sanders and was last heard of in Florida. She was one of the
children on the transport and came to New York. I have called all the Waters
and Sanders in Florida that I could find with no luck.

If anybody can give me any advice. I would appreciate it
Evelyn Filippi
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:German children into the UK late 1930's #general

Evelyn Filippi
 

Hiiiiiiiiii All

I am looking for Gertrude Wasser who might be Gertrude Waters who married and
divorced Arnold Sanders and was last heard of in Florida. She was one of the
children on the transport and came to New York. I have called all the Waters
and Sanders in Florida that I could find with no luck.

If anybody can give me any advice. I would appreciate it
Evelyn Filippi
New York


Re: Legal family names upon US naturalization #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

In the early days, before Social Security and Drivers' Licenses, you could use
whatever name you wanted as long as you didn't try to avoid debts. One of the
'attractions' of the US was that you didn't need papers. And, of course, the
naturalization papers weren't carried around. Nobody looked at them. In fact, I have
seen 2 copies of my gr grandfather's naturalization papers, and his name is spelled
differently on them!

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Legal family names upon US naturalization #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

In the early days, before Social Security and Drivers' Licenses, you could use
whatever name you wanted as long as you didn't try to avoid debts. One of the
'attractions' of the US was that you didn't need papers. And, of course, the
naturalization papers weren't carried around. Nobody looked at them. In fact, I have
seen 2 copies of my gr grandfather's naturalization papers, and his name is spelled
differently on them!

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: Boys dressed like girls #general

Claire Sandler
 

Until boys were graduated to short pants, they often wore dresses--not considered
"girl's clothes," rather "infant clothes,"--think about diaper changes before snaps
were up the legs of baby clothes!
Claire Sandler


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Boys dressed like girls #general

Claire Sandler
 

Until boys were graduated to short pants, they often wore dresses--not considered
"girl's clothes," rather "infant clothes,"--think about diaper changes before snaps
were up the legs of baby clothes!
Claire Sandler


Re: German children into the UK late 1930's #general

Michael Hoffman
 

Dear Peter,

You wrote,
______________________________________________
My cousin, Michael Kano, came to the UK with one of the Der Kinder refugee
groups and was adopted by my Aunt & Uncle. How do I find further details
about him, family name
etc?

Regards

Peter Caplin
JGID# 305660
______________________________________________

Peter,
You should contact The Kindertransport organisation which is now part of the AJR,
The Association of Jewish Refugees, the website is www.ajr.org.uk . In addition the
AJR has the records of the Central British Fund for the years prior to WWII and for
a number of years after WWII. Official adoption records can be found at the
National Archives at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Regards,

Michael Hoffman
Researching,
SCHAMROTH/SHAMROCK-Krakow, London and USA BERGER-Grabawo, Poland
HOFFMAN/OCHMAN-Beleya Tserkov and Kiev, Ukraine.
OSTROFSKY-Beleya Tserkov and Kiev, Ukraine.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: German children into the UK late 1930's #general

Michael Hoffman
 

Dear Peter,

You wrote,
______________________________________________
My cousin, Michael Kano, came to the UK with one of the Der Kinder refugee
groups and was adopted by my Aunt & Uncle. How do I find further details
about him, family name
etc?

Regards

Peter Caplin
JGID# 305660
______________________________________________

Peter,
You should contact The Kindertransport organisation which is now part of the AJR,
The Association of Jewish Refugees, the website is www.ajr.org.uk . In addition the
AJR has the records of the Central British Fund for the years prior to WWII and for
a number of years after WWII. Official adoption records can be found at the
National Archives at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Regards,

Michael Hoffman
Researching,
SCHAMROTH/SHAMROCK-Krakow, London and USA BERGER-Grabawo, Poland
HOFFMAN/OCHMAN-Beleya Tserkov and Kiev, Ukraine.
OSTROFSKY-Beleya Tserkov and Kiev, Ukraine.


"How to Make Shtetlinks Web Pages" class to begin in February #lithuania

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

We are delighted to announce an on-line class in how to make Shtetlinks web
pages, taught by Mark Heckman and beginning Sunday, February 24, 2008. This
course is designed for those who have a lot of genealogical material to share
and want to put it on the JewishGen Shtetlinks web site, but don’t know how.

Course description:

Have you waited for someone to create a Shtetlinks site for your town, but no
one has? Do it yourself! In this 6 week class you will learn how to create web
pages for Shtetlinks. Creating web pages is not difficult: if you are
comfortable creating documents in a word processing program like Microsoft
Word or WordPerfect, know how to click on hyperlinks and how to "copy and
paste" text using a computer mouse, then you can create ShtetLinks web pages.
The specially reduced fee for this course is only $36.

For a full description, requirements and enrollment please go to
www.JewishGen.org/education . For questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, V.P. Education, JewishGen Inc
Mark Heckman, Instructor
Susana Leistner Bloch, ShtetLinks Coordinator

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose database,
website and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen. Each organization
has its own administrative and financial structure.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania "How to Make Shtetlinks Web Pages" class to begin in February #lithuania

phylliskramer1 <phylliskramer1@...>
 

We are delighted to announce an on-line class in how to make Shtetlinks web
pages, taught by Mark Heckman and beginning Sunday, February 24, 2008. This
course is designed for those who have a lot of genealogical material to share
and want to put it on the JewishGen Shtetlinks web site, but don’t know how.

Course description:

Have you waited for someone to create a Shtetlinks site for your town, but no
one has? Do it yourself! In this 6 week class you will learn how to create web
pages for Shtetlinks. Creating web pages is not difficult: if you are
comfortable creating documents in a word processing program like Microsoft
Word or WordPerfect, know how to click on hyperlinks and how to "copy and
paste" text using a computer mouse, then you can create ShtetLinks web pages.
The specially reduced fee for this course is only $36.

For a full description, requirements and enrollment please go to
www.JewishGen.org/education . For questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Phyllis Kramer, V.P. Education, JewishGen Inc
Mark Heckman, Instructor
Susana Leistner Bloch, ShtetLinks Coordinator

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose database,
website and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen. Each organization
has its own administrative and financial structure.