Date   

DVORETZ #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

Seeking ancestry of Rabbi Yisrael Zissel ben Betzalel DVORETZ, born about
1896 Kamai Lithuania.
Associated with Rabbi Note-Hersh FINKEL of Slobodka.
Settled in Hevron 1924.
Editor of "Hatevunah".

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email chaimjan@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic DVORETZ #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

Seeking ancestry of Rabbi Yisrael Zissel ben Betzalel DVORETZ, born about
1896 Kamai Lithuania.
Associated with Rabbi Note-Hersh FINKEL of Slobodka.
Settled in Hevron 1924.
Editor of "Hatevunah".

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email chaimjan@...


Chaim Yaakov, Av Bet Din, Markuszow, Poland #rabbinic

Dan <doren@...>
 

Dear RavSig Members:

I am trying to find a date for a tombstone in the Markuszow Cemetery, near
Lublin, Poland.

The stone is available as Viewmate file 14737 at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14737

A close up of the date of death in the main text of the stone is available
as Viewmate file VM14700 at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14700

With the help of some kind rabbis and a professional translator, I have the
following translation, which even the professional acknowledges leaves some
uncertainty.

"[Gone] >from us we will weep bitter cries, our tears flowing, they turn to
streams of water. And death closed the pure eyes of our mother. The sun
and the moon spread their tears and the stars of the sky and their collected
light which illuminated us went dark. The day lights in the sky that were
hung, our glory, have been taken away for eternity. We will be reminded for
generations that on the 5th day of a bitter Cheshvan, D"LCh, we were left
orphans because her soul ascended to the high heights. Sarah Chanah was a
modest honest daughter of Rav Chaim Yaakov (z"l), av bet din in Markuszow.
May her soul be wrapped up in the bond of life."

Kind advisors have suggested that this stone indicates that Sarah Chana died
on Wednesday of Parsha Lech Lcha (D"LCh), which is consistent with the 5
Cheshvan date and the "lights in the sky" allusion to the 4th day of
Creation. The remaining mystery is the year, which is difficult to read on
the arch of the stone. (On average, roughly every 3rd year, the 5th of
Cheshvan falls on the Wednesday of Parsha Lech L'Cha, so this limits the
choice of years a bit.)

My key questions >from this stone are:
1) Can anyone determine the year of death >from this tombstone? This cemetery
is thought to have operated roughly >from 1800 through World War II.
2) Does anyone have a record of the Heads of the Rabbinical Court of
Markuszow that might help determine further information (such as surname or
time of life) for this Sarah Chanah or her father Chaim Yaakov, Av Bet Din
of Markuszow? I don't have access yet to Kehillat Hapinkasot for Poland, and
hope to find that soon.

Thank you,

Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA

Searching: ROZENBERG, Lublin and Markuszow; MAYZELS, Lublin; GEWIRTZ,
Lublin; BERGSEHL, Lublin; ANKER, Pulawy and Lublin;
NACHTIGAL, Pulawy and Lublin


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Chaim Yaakov, Av Bet Din, Markuszow, Poland #rabbinic

Dan <doren@...>
 

Dear RavSig Members:

I am trying to find a date for a tombstone in the Markuszow Cemetery, near
Lublin, Poland.

The stone is available as Viewmate file 14737 at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14737

A close up of the date of death in the main text of the stone is available
as Viewmate file VM14700 at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14700

With the help of some kind rabbis and a professional translator, I have the
following translation, which even the professional acknowledges leaves some
uncertainty.

"[Gone] >from us we will weep bitter cries, our tears flowing, they turn to
streams of water. And death closed the pure eyes of our mother. The sun
and the moon spread their tears and the stars of the sky and their collected
light which illuminated us went dark. The day lights in the sky that were
hung, our glory, have been taken away for eternity. We will be reminded for
generations that on the 5th day of a bitter Cheshvan, D"LCh, we were left
orphans because her soul ascended to the high heights. Sarah Chanah was a
modest honest daughter of Rav Chaim Yaakov (z"l), av bet din in Markuszow.
May her soul be wrapped up in the bond of life."

Kind advisors have suggested that this stone indicates that Sarah Chana died
on Wednesday of Parsha Lech Lcha (D"LCh), which is consistent with the 5
Cheshvan date and the "lights in the sky" allusion to the 4th day of
Creation. The remaining mystery is the year, which is difficult to read on
the arch of the stone. (On average, roughly every 3rd year, the 5th of
Cheshvan falls on the Wednesday of Parsha Lech L'Cha, so this limits the
choice of years a bit.)

My key questions >from this stone are:
1) Can anyone determine the year of death >from this tombstone? This cemetery
is thought to have operated roughly >from 1800 through World War II.
2) Does anyone have a record of the Heads of the Rabbinical Court of
Markuszow that might help determine further information (such as surname or
time of life) for this Sarah Chanah or her father Chaim Yaakov, Av Bet Din
of Markuszow? I don't have access yet to Kehillat Hapinkasot for Poland, and
hope to find that soon.

Thank you,

Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA

Searching: ROZENBERG, Lublin and Markuszow; MAYZELS, Lublin; GEWIRTZ,
Lublin; BERGSEHL, Lublin; ANKER, Pulawy and Lublin;
NACHTIGAL, Pulawy and Lublin


Sephardic Surnames, Given Names and Naming Practices -- New Book #sephardic

macsta@...
 

Dear all,

I am very pleased to announce that a new book, "Pleasant Are Their Names;
Jewish Names in the Sephardic Diaspora," edited by Professor Aaron
Demsky,and published by Maryland University Press has appeared in February
2010.

The book is a collection of ten studies presenting research >from different
vantage points. It opens with two general articles: an historical and
cultural overview of the Sephardic Diaspora >from 1492 to the present and the
etymology of Sephardic surnames. Surnames, given names and naming
practices >from the Ottoman Empire and North Africa are all treated. All the
interesting aspects of Sephardic onomastics are discussed by various
scholars.

PS. I have no financial interest in that announcement,

Shabat Shalom,

Mathilde Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Sephardic Surnames, Given Names and Naming Practices -- New Book #sephardic

macsta@...
 

Dear all,

I am very pleased to announce that a new book, "Pleasant Are Their Names;
Jewish Names in the Sephardic Diaspora," edited by Professor Aaron
Demsky,and published by Maryland University Press has appeared in February
2010.

The book is a collection of ten studies presenting research >from different
vantage points. It opens with two general articles: an historical and
cultural overview of the Sephardic Diaspora >from 1492 to the present and the
etymology of Sephardic surnames. Surnames, given names and naming
practices >from the Ottoman Empire and North Africa are all treated. All the
interesting aspects of Sephardic onomastics are discussed by various
scholars.

PS. I have no financial interest in that announcement,

Shabat Shalom,

Mathilde Tagger
Sephardim SIG Coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society


Find Dattels #warsaw #poland

sararu70@...
 

I have been searching for 3 members of my family, Mayer , Feiga and Eva
DATTEL, who lived in Warez. >from what I have been able to learn, the town
was eventually descimated by the German Army. This morning I received a
letter >from Yad Vashem saying that most of the Jews escaped >from Warez
to the Soviet Union before the Germans arrived.

I have searched most of the countries that I thought they might have
traveled to. With the border changes it's hard to determine where they
might have been lucky enough to have found a place of refuge. If anyone
has any knowledge of where the Jews might have settled in the Soviet
Union , I would appreciate the information.


Thank You
Sara Rubin
New Kensington, Pa.
sararu70@...


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Find Dattels #warsaw #poland

sararu70@...
 

I have been searching for 3 members of my family, Mayer , Feiga and Eva
DATTEL, who lived in Warez. >from what I have been able to learn, the town
was eventually descimated by the German Army. This morning I received a
letter >from Yad Vashem saying that most of the Jews escaped >from Warez
to the Soviet Union before the Germans arrived.

I have searched most of the countries that I thought they might have
traveled to. With the border changes it's hard to determine where they
might have been lucky enough to have found a place of refuge. If anyone
has any knowledge of where the Jews might have settled in the Soviet
Union , I would appreciate the information.


Thank You
Sara Rubin
New Kensington, Pa.
sararu70@...


Pollack or Polak from Grodno #general

Ruth M
 

Hello all,
I am searching family relatives of a person whose family name is
POLLACK/POLAK/POLIK (his first name is unknown). He was born between 1910
and 1912 in Grodno (now in Belarus), attended "Tarbut" Hebrew High-School in
Grodno and graduated in 1930. I has recently been told that sometime in the
1930s he settled in South Africa where he had family relatives.
I would be grateful for any assistance in locating any members of the
Pollack family.
Best regards,
Ruth Marcus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pollack or Polak from Grodno #general

Ruth M
 

Hello all,
I am searching family relatives of a person whose family name is
POLLACK/POLAK/POLIK (his first name is unknown). He was born between 1910
and 1912 in Grodno (now in Belarus), attended "Tarbut" Hebrew High-School in
Grodno and graduated in 1930. I has recently been told that sometime in the
1930s he settled in South Africa where he had family relatives.
I would be grateful for any assistance in locating any members of the
Pollack family.
Best regards,
Ruth Marcus


Sephardic Surnames, Given Names and Naming practices #general

macsta@...
 

Dear all,

I am very pleased to announce that a new book, "Pleasant Are Their Names;
Jewish Names in the Sephardic Diaspora," edited by Professor Aaron
Demsky,and published by Maryland University Press has appeared in February
2010.

The book is a collection of ten studies presenting research >from different
vantage points. It opens with two general articles: an historical/ cultural
overview of the Sephardic Diaspora >from 1492 to the present and the
etymology of Sephardic surnames. Surnames, given names and naming
practices >from the Ottoman Empire and North Africa are all treated. All the
interesting aspects of Sephardic onomastics are discussed by various
scholars.

PS. I have no financial interest in that announcement,

Shabat Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger

MODERATOR'S NOTE This is a one-time commercial mention of a book of genealogical
interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sephardic Surnames, Given Names and Naming practices #general

macsta@...
 

Dear all,

I am very pleased to announce that a new book, "Pleasant Are Their Names;
Jewish Names in the Sephardic Diaspora," edited by Professor Aaron
Demsky,and published by Maryland University Press has appeared in February
2010.

The book is a collection of ten studies presenting research >from different
vantage points. It opens with two general articles: an historical/ cultural
overview of the Sephardic Diaspora >from 1492 to the present and the
etymology of Sephardic surnames. Surnames, given names and naming
practices >from the Ottoman Empire and North Africa are all treated. All the
interesting aspects of Sephardic onomastics are discussed by various
scholars.

PS. I have no financial interest in that announcement,

Shabat Shalom,
Mathilde Tagger

MODERATOR'S NOTE This is a one-time commercial mention of a book of genealogical
interest.


NEUWIRTH #general

jcl me <jamgai@...>
 

Greetings;
According to his 1890 US Naturalization certificate, my great grandfather
Samuel NEUWIRTH was a native of Hungary, and was renouncing his allegiance to
the Emperor of Austria.

His 1889 New Jersey marriage return he lists his country of birth as Germany,
and his daughter's Birth Certificate in 1890 he lists his country of birth as
"Austria-Galicia".

I know this sounds ridiculously difficult, but can anyone figure out where, in
the world this man might have been born in 1865?

I also cannot find any ship's manifest where he may have come into the US
in 1883.

Many, many thanks, in advance for your help.

Jeffrey Leeds
Sherman Oaks, CA
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NEUWIRTH #general

jcl me <jamgai@...>
 

Greetings;
According to his 1890 US Naturalization certificate, my great grandfather
Samuel NEUWIRTH was a native of Hungary, and was renouncing his allegiance to
the Emperor of Austria.

His 1889 New Jersey marriage return he lists his country of birth as Germany,
and his daughter's Birth Certificate in 1890 he lists his country of birth as
"Austria-Galicia".

I know this sounds ridiculously difficult, but can anyone figure out where, in
the world this man might have been born in 1865?

I also cannot find any ship's manifest where he may have come into the US
in 1883.

Many, many thanks, in advance for your help.

Jeffrey Leeds
Sherman Oaks, CA
USA


2010 US Census and Rumors of Destruction of Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Many of you may have read on some blogs that there are rumors that the 2010
census forms will be destroyed following the taking of the census. IAJGS was
concerned about the rumors and wrote to David Ferriero, Archivist of the
United States to find out what was truly being considered for the
2010 decennial census preservation of information.

In summary, Archivist Ferriero wrote to IAJGS on February 25 stating the
rumors that the images of the forms will not be captured and preserved
are inaccurate. The Census Bureau has yet to officially submit its
schedule for the disposition of 2010 census records to the National
Archives and Record Administration (NARA) for approval, however,
NARA staff has reviewed a draft of the schedule and is working
with the Census Bureau. In 72 years, [the statutory amount of time
before a US census may be released to the public] genealogists will have
two means of searching for their ancestors: (1) the database, which contains
all data (including names and addresses) >from the respondent forms;
(2) use the database to locate and retrieve images of the forms themselves.

NARA will publish notice of the schedule of disposition of the census
in the Federal Register, enabling stakeholders to obtain and
comment on the schedule. When the notice is published IAJGS
will advise this forum.

As with past censuses, once the data has been captured and preserved,
the originals are destroyed. Microfilm is no longer the state of the art
for capturing data images. Newer, current technology will be used for the
scanning/digitizing the 2010 census forms, as the newer technology is
being used by other genealogical organizations and industries.

The National Archives has established a blog, called NARAtions to
disseminate information, including their plans for the 2010 census forms.
On March 2 a posting very similar to Archivist Ferriero's letter to IAJGS
was posted. To read the entire posting and to follow the blog for more
updates see: http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/

**My e-mail recently changed to janmallen@...

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2010 US Census and Rumors of Destruction of Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Many of you may have read on some blogs that there are rumors that the 2010
census forms will be destroyed following the taking of the census. IAJGS was
concerned about the rumors and wrote to David Ferriero, Archivist of the
United States to find out what was truly being considered for the
2010 decennial census preservation of information.

In summary, Archivist Ferriero wrote to IAJGS on February 25 stating the
rumors that the images of the forms will not be captured and preserved
are inaccurate. The Census Bureau has yet to officially submit its
schedule for the disposition of 2010 census records to the National
Archives and Record Administration (NARA) for approval, however,
NARA staff has reviewed a draft of the schedule and is working
with the Census Bureau. In 72 years, [the statutory amount of time
before a US census may be released to the public] genealogists will have
two means of searching for their ancestors: (1) the database, which contains
all data (including names and addresses) >from the respondent forms;
(2) use the database to locate and retrieve images of the forms themselves.

NARA will publish notice of the schedule of disposition of the census
in the Federal Register, enabling stakeholders to obtain and
comment on the schedule. When the notice is published IAJGS
will advise this forum.

As with past censuses, once the data has been captured and preserved,
the originals are destroyed. Microfilm is no longer the state of the art
for capturing data images. Newer, current technology will be used for the
scanning/digitizing the 2010 census forms, as the newer technology is
being used by other genealogical organizations and industries.

The National Archives has established a blog, called NARAtions to
disseminate information, including their plans for the 2010 census forms.
On March 2 a posting very similar to Archivist Ferriero's letter to IAJGS
was posted. To read the entire posting and to follow the blog for more
updates see: http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/

**My e-mail recently changed to janmallen@...

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


Looking for the Hebrew name of Max MERDLER in Baltimore #general

Hannelore Condiescu <hcondiescu@...>
 

Would someone >from Baltimore be so kind and try to find out if Max
MERDLER(my grandmother's brother) had another name written in Hebrew
on his headstone?Max deceased in Baltimore,06 Feb 1971.His grave is
located as following:cemetery name:Herring Run-Bowle's Lane,section
Ohel Yaakov,Section / Division: 1A Row: 39 Lot / Grave: 21.A photo of
the headstone would be welcomed and could also answer my question.

Many thanks in advance.

H.Condiescu
Paris


Anyone going to Chamber St. or Varcirk St?? #general

Yonatan Shapiro <yonatanshapiro@...>
 

I would love to get a copy of my g-grandfather Nautraliztion record. I
would aslo love to know if anyone else came with him.
His wife Fannie AUGUSTOWSKY SHAPIRO must aslo have been recorded
This is the inforamtion I got Thomas Shapiro
116,540-41,06/09/1902,12/5/1875,Petition,S160
Feige Augustowsky,Arrival Date:7 Jul 1890,Ship:Rhaetia,Ship
#:971,NARA Film #:551,Manifest Line #:229,Abbreviation:p

Yisroel SHAPIRO - ISRAEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for the Hebrew name of Max MERDLER in Baltimore #general

Hannelore Condiescu <hcondiescu@...>
 

Would someone >from Baltimore be so kind and try to find out if Max
MERDLER(my grandmother's brother) had another name written in Hebrew
on his headstone?Max deceased in Baltimore,06 Feb 1971.His grave is
located as following:cemetery name:Herring Run-Bowle's Lane,section
Ohel Yaakov,Section / Division: 1A Row: 39 Lot / Grave: 21.A photo of
the headstone would be welcomed and could also answer my question.

Many thanks in advance.

H.Condiescu
Paris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone going to Chamber St. or Varcirk St?? #general

Yonatan Shapiro <yonatanshapiro@...>
 

I would love to get a copy of my g-grandfather Nautraliztion record. I
would aslo love to know if anyone else came with him.
His wife Fannie AUGUSTOWSKY SHAPIRO must aslo have been recorded
This is the inforamtion I got Thomas Shapiro
116,540-41,06/09/1902,12/5/1875,Petition,S160
Feige Augustowsky,Arrival Date:7 Jul 1890,Ship:Rhaetia,Ship
#:971,NARA Film #:551,Manifest Line #:229,Abbreviation:p

Yisroel SHAPIRO - ISRAEL