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Searching for HILB - I am new to JewishGen SIG #germany

ajvlh <ajvlh@...>
 

It appears that the HILB family came >from the Badden Wuertemberg or
Haigerloch areas. I am looking for clarification of that and need guidance
on best way to do this.

I have a hand written tree that someone before me created that gives alot of
names and dates, but not specific towns or locations. I have done alot of
research in the USA and have found several death certificates that just list
Prussia or Germany. I have also found all of the postings on the JewishGen
website and attempted contact with the members that have posted the
information. I have also attempted contact with living Jewish family
members, but there appears to be some reluctance due to the fact I am not
Jewish. Some feel we are not related. I have presented the information I
have on what I do know on the Jewish relatives, but there still appears to
be hesitation. Suggestions on how to gain these people confidence would
also be appreciated. I do not want to offend anyway or make a major mistake.

I was not raised in the Jewish faith, but raised Catholic. I know the
family was Jewish until my ggrandfather met and married an Irish catholic
girl in Chicago Illinois. My gggrandparents are buried in the Jewish
Cemetery in Chicago, but I do not know much else.

References and resources and contacts would be helpful, because as I am
researching I am also trying to study alot of the Jewish customs to
understand what I am finding as well. I will take all suggestions and
recommendations seriously as I feel very out of my knowledge base right now.
I am determined to figure it out.

I thank JewishGen and all it's members for providing the forum to get
assistance. Sincerely,


Vicki Hilb Glendale Arizona <ajvlh@cox.net>


German SIG #Germany Searching for HILB - I am new to JewishGen SIG #germany

ajvlh <ajvlh@...>
 

It appears that the HILB family came >from the Badden Wuertemberg or
Haigerloch areas. I am looking for clarification of that and need guidance
on best way to do this.

I have a hand written tree that someone before me created that gives alot of
names and dates, but not specific towns or locations. I have done alot of
research in the USA and have found several death certificates that just list
Prussia or Germany. I have also found all of the postings on the JewishGen
website and attempted contact with the members that have posted the
information. I have also attempted contact with living Jewish family
members, but there appears to be some reluctance due to the fact I am not
Jewish. Some feel we are not related. I have presented the information I
have on what I do know on the Jewish relatives, but there still appears to
be hesitation. Suggestions on how to gain these people confidence would
also be appreciated. I do not want to offend anyway or make a major mistake.

I was not raised in the Jewish faith, but raised Catholic. I know the
family was Jewish until my ggrandfather met and married an Irish catholic
girl in Chicago Illinois. My gggrandparents are buried in the Jewish
Cemetery in Chicago, but I do not know much else.

References and resources and contacts would be helpful, because as I am
researching I am also trying to study alot of the Jewish customs to
understand what I am finding as well. I will take all suggestions and
recommendations seriously as I feel very out of my knowledge base right now.
I am determined to figure it out.

I thank JewishGen and all it's members for providing the forum to get
assistance. Sincerely,


Vicki Hilb Glendale Arizona <ajvlh@cox.net>


Viewmate #poland

roetenberg aaron <aaronr@...>
 

Viewmate help need with polish records.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

VM # 7600-7602.

Respond privately to aaronr@suscom.net
Thanks, Aaron Roetenberg


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate #poland

roetenberg aaron <aaronr@...>
 

Viewmate help need with polish records.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

VM # 7600-7602.

Respond privately to aaronr@suscom.net
Thanks, Aaron Roetenberg


WWI Registration Card #general

Victoria Reed <researchtoldot@...>
 

Here's another link (Ancestry) to another Mendlowitz
from the same town in Pennsylvania. I haven't
established a relationship, but it was a tiny town.
This place of birth looks more legible.

Please let me know what you think this town is. I'm
hoping it is the same or is located close to the
indeciperable town name I wrote about yesterday.

http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&;r=an&dbid=6482&iid=PA-1894018-6391&fn=Charles&ln=Mendlowitz&pid=10532429

[or http://tinyurl.com/j7266 ]

Thanks.

Victoria Reed
Folsom, CA

Researching:

FISH/FISH, FLASH: Manchester, possibly Toporov, Pennsylvania
NEIMAND: Galicia, Sweden, USA REISS, KNOLL: Zolkiew, Lemberg (Lvov)
SOLOMON: Lynn, Massachusetts SHOLOMOVICH/FRIEDENSON: Bialystok
RABINOWITZ/RABINOWITCH: Grodno Gubernia, Bialystok, Petrograd, Kiev
JERUSHEWITZ/KAPLAN/JEROME: Elmira & Syracuse, NY; Bialystok, Kiev
LISSITSKY/LOSITSKY/LESHITZKY (and every other possible spelling): Bialystok

MODERATOR NOTE: Membership required to view webpage.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WWI Registration Card #general

Victoria Reed <researchtoldot@...>
 

Here's another link (Ancestry) to another Mendlowitz
from the same town in Pennsylvania. I haven't
established a relationship, but it was a tiny town.
This place of birth looks more legible.

Please let me know what you think this town is. I'm
hoping it is the same or is located close to the
indeciperable town name I wrote about yesterday.

http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&;r=an&dbid=6482&iid=PA-1894018-6391&fn=Charles&ln=Mendlowitz&pid=10532429

[or http://tinyurl.com/j7266 ]

Thanks.

Victoria Reed
Folsom, CA

Researching:

FISH/FISH, FLASH: Manchester, possibly Toporov, Pennsylvania
NEIMAND: Galicia, Sweden, USA REISS, KNOLL: Zolkiew, Lemberg (Lvov)
SOLOMON: Lynn, Massachusetts SHOLOMOVICH/FRIEDENSON: Bialystok
RABINOWITZ/RABINOWITCH: Grodno Gubernia, Bialystok, Petrograd, Kiev
JERUSHEWITZ/KAPLAN/JEROME: Elmira & Syracuse, NY; Bialystok, Kiev
LISSITSKY/LOSITSKY/LESHITZKY (and every other possible spelling): Bialystok

MODERATOR NOTE: Membership required to view webpage.


Saving data #general

Anita <anitac47@...>
 

Dear All,
For those of your storing information digitally:

I was reading this month's AARP bulletin (the American Assoc. of Retired
Persons) had a short blurb which stated that:
CD-R and CD-RW when recording music or videos have a life of 2-5 years. The
"burning" of them actually shortens the life. I would assume this applies
to data recordings as well (I'm sure some IT professionals out there will
correct this assumption if needed).

The article recommends magnetic tape which can last 30 years. To the person
who asked about Webcor (and >from whom I just rec'd an email) this means
your tapes might still be viable as they are magnetic.

Further, it recommends achiving on a "high-quality disk bearing and a disk
with 7,200 revolutions per minute."

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Saving data #general

Anita <anitac47@...>
 

Dear All,
For those of your storing information digitally:

I was reading this month's AARP bulletin (the American Assoc. of Retired
Persons) had a short blurb which stated that:
CD-R and CD-RW when recording music or videos have a life of 2-5 years. The
"burning" of them actually shortens the life. I would assume this applies
to data recordings as well (I'm sure some IT professionals out there will
correct this assumption if needed).

The article recommends magnetic tape which can last 30 years. To the person
who asked about Webcor (and >from whom I just rec'd an email) this means
your tapes might still be viable as they are magnetic.

Further, it recommends achiving on a "high-quality disk bearing and a disk
with 7,200 revolutions per minute."

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville NY


Problems with Vad Yashem Database - Thank you #general

Don and Debby Painter <painter@...>
 

I have had many suggestions as to what might be causing the problem.
I will give them a try. Thanks to all who took the time to respond.
Debby Painter

MODERATOR NOTE: Debby, if you find something that solves the problem
for you, please write back and describe the solution to the group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Problems with Vad Yashem Database - Thank you #general

Don and Debby Painter <painter@...>
 

I have had many suggestions as to what might be causing the problem.
I will give them a try. Thanks to all who took the time to respond.
Debby Painter

MODERATOR NOTE: Debby, if you find something that solves the problem
for you, please write back and describe the solution to the group.


Genealogical tour to Western Ukraine #general

Jim Onyschuk <jodanji@...>
 

Our group, the Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group (TUGG) http://www.torugg.org
is hosting a genealogical tour to Western Ukraine in May/June of 2006.
If members of your organization wish to join us, they are most welcome!
Here are the particulars.

The Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group (TUGG) is planning a Discover Your
Roots Tour >from May 25 to June 11th, 2006.
For complete details and how to register See:
http://www.torugg.org/TUGG%20Projects/trip_to_ukraine.html

We will spend a number of days in Lviv, Ivan-Fankivsk, Ternopil and Kyiv,
both as tourists and researchers. We will visit various archives and visit
the villages of our ancestors. Here is a more Detailed Itinerary of the
Tour. http://www.torugg.org/trip_itinerary.html

If you wish to go on this "Discover Your Roots Trip", you will need to =
fill out a Reservation Form,
http://www.torugg.org/reservation_form.html

And the Archives Family Search Form.
http://www.torugg.org/archive_form.html


It is important that the Archives Family Search Form be filled out as best
you can. Our intention is to forward the requests >from the Form to the
respective archives for processing. We will inform them when we will be
visiting their archive and hopefully the requested genealogical information
will have been prepared and readied for our visit.

Costs:
Double Occupancy per Person Price on a twin/sharing basis is
$3250.00 (CAN$)
Single Occupancy per Person Price: $3850.00 (CAN$)

Regards,
Jim Onyschuk

MODERATOR NOTE: Interested in another genealogical tour?
Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/ to see
the destinations for 2006.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogical tour to Western Ukraine #general

Jim Onyschuk <jodanji@...>
 

Our group, the Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group (TUGG) http://www.torugg.org
is hosting a genealogical tour to Western Ukraine in May/June of 2006.
If members of your organization wish to join us, they are most welcome!
Here are the particulars.

The Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group (TUGG) is planning a Discover Your
Roots Tour >from May 25 to June 11th, 2006.
For complete details and how to register See:
http://www.torugg.org/TUGG%20Projects/trip_to_ukraine.html

We will spend a number of days in Lviv, Ivan-Fankivsk, Ternopil and Kyiv,
both as tourists and researchers. We will visit various archives and visit
the villages of our ancestors. Here is a more Detailed Itinerary of the
Tour. http://www.torugg.org/trip_itinerary.html

If you wish to go on this "Discover Your Roots Trip", you will need to =
fill out a Reservation Form,
http://www.torugg.org/reservation_form.html

And the Archives Family Search Form.
http://www.torugg.org/archive_form.html


It is important that the Archives Family Search Form be filled out as best
you can. Our intention is to forward the requests >from the Form to the
respective archives for processing. We will inform them when we will be
visiting their archive and hopefully the requested genealogical information
will have been prepared and readied for our visit.

Costs:
Double Occupancy per Person Price on a twin/sharing basis is
$3250.00 (CAN$)
Single Occupancy per Person Price: $3850.00 (CAN$)

Regards,
Jim Onyschuk

MODERATOR NOTE: Interested in another genealogical tour?
Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/ to see
the destinations for 2006.


Re: A Female's Paternal Line & DNA Testing #dna

lfarber@...
 

On 2006.03.04, Cheryl Simani <cherylsimani@yahoo.com> wrote:

She is now in her sixties. When her parents ended their very stormy
marriage (many years ago), her mother told her that she was not her
father's child. She cannot say with certainty if this is true or if
her mother was just being spiteful. Both of her parents have passed
away, but this still hurts her. Is there any way she could settle
this via DNA testing?
For this type of problem, you would want to do DNA **fingerprinting.**
This, of course, would require DNA samples >from your friend's parents.
Unless she has a source for the DNA, I am afraid there really isn't
anything that can be determined.

Medical records, which probably wouldn't be released, could be used for
the old fashioned blood type matching, but this really wouldn't be too
conclusive.

I will leave it to others who might think of other avenues, but the
standard Y-chromosome and mt-DNA testing that we discuss here will not
be of help to her -- sorry.

Len Farber
Oak Park & Bloomington, Illinois


DNA Research #DNA Re: A Female's Paternal Line & DNA Testing #dna

lfarber@...
 

On 2006.03.04, Cheryl Simani <cherylsimani@yahoo.com> wrote:

She is now in her sixties. When her parents ended their very stormy
marriage (many years ago), her mother told her that she was not her
father's child. She cannot say with certainty if this is true or if
her mother was just being spiteful. Both of her parents have passed
away, but this still hurts her. Is there any way she could settle
this via DNA testing?
For this type of problem, you would want to do DNA **fingerprinting.**
This, of course, would require DNA samples >from your friend's parents.
Unless she has a source for the DNA, I am afraid there really isn't
anything that can be determined.

Medical records, which probably wouldn't be released, could be used for
the old fashioned blood type matching, but this really wouldn't be too
conclusive.

I will leave it to others who might think of other avenues, but the
standard Y-chromosome and mt-DNA testing that we discuss here will not
be of help to her -- sorry.

Len Farber
Oak Park & Bloomington, Illinois


18th-century birth records #unitedkingdom

C Gryfe <a_cgryfe@...>
 

I am trying to locate the birth record of a 5G-grandfather of one of my
grandsons.
According to the 1851 UK Census, Joseph Abraham OPPENHEIM was born in
Whitechapel around 1773. Since his son Emanuel married Goldie SEKKEL in
the Great Synagogue, Dukes Place, I assume that Abraham may have had an
affiliation with that congregation.
Any recommendations as to how to find Joseph Abraham's birth record?

Cyril Gryfe
Toronto, Canada


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom 18th-century birth records #unitedkingdom

C Gryfe <a_cgryfe@...>
 

I am trying to locate the birth record of a 5G-grandfather of one of my
grandsons.
According to the 1851 UK Census, Joseph Abraham OPPENHEIM was born in
Whitechapel around 1773. Since his son Emanuel married Goldie SEKKEL in
the Great Synagogue, Dukes Place, I assume that Abraham may have had an
affiliation with that congregation.
Any recommendations as to how to find Joseph Abraham's birth record?

Cyril Gryfe
Toronto, Canada


Conference Resource Room #yizkorbooks

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of NYC, Inc., will host the 26th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 13 - 18, 2006. A
highlight of the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the
Conference hotel. In addition to providing the Conference attendees with an
"on-site" basic research library, the Resource Room will showcase research
projects >from Jewish genealogical organizations and societies, their
members, and independent researchers throughout the world. The Resource
Room Committee is requesting contributions of genealogical materials, which
would be useful and informative to the Conference attendees, especially
those that are unique or unusual, including works-in-progress and
pre-release databases. In particular, the Committee is requesting printed
or computerized copies of indexes, databases, unpublished manuscripts and
private collections, in addition to commercially published books and maps.

All hard-copy materials loaned to the Resource Room should be bound (i.e.
no loose papers) and will be returned immediately after the Conference has
ended. Material in electronic form and computer databases should be
compatible with Microsoft Office programs. If you have materials to
contribute to the Resource Room, please send a description of those items
to the Committee at resources@jgsny2006.org or the address below as soon as
convenient so we can proceed with our planning. The Resource Room Committee
will contact all contributors regarding arrangements to obtain the
materials prior to the Conference and to return them afterwards. Be assured
that appropriate security measures will be taken to protect all loaned
resources, however please provide copies of your material, not the
originals.

The Resource Room will also host the volunteer translators. If you can
spend a few hours during the Conference to help attendees translate their
materials, please let us know which languages you can translate, and we
will set up a schedule convenient to you.

Any further inquiries should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at
resources@jgsny2006.org
Stew Driller,
Michael Pertain,
Co-Chairman, Resource Room Committee


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Conference Resource Room #yizkorbooks

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of NYC, Inc., will host the 26th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 13 - 18, 2006. A
highlight of the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the
Conference hotel. In addition to providing the Conference attendees with an
"on-site" basic research library, the Resource Room will showcase research
projects >from Jewish genealogical organizations and societies, their
members, and independent researchers throughout the world. The Resource
Room Committee is requesting contributions of genealogical materials, which
would be useful and informative to the Conference attendees, especially
those that are unique or unusual, including works-in-progress and
pre-release databases. In particular, the Committee is requesting printed
or computerized copies of indexes, databases, unpublished manuscripts and
private collections, in addition to commercially published books and maps.

All hard-copy materials loaned to the Resource Room should be bound (i.e.
no loose papers) and will be returned immediately after the Conference has
ended. Material in electronic form and computer databases should be
compatible with Microsoft Office programs. If you have materials to
contribute to the Resource Room, please send a description of those items
to the Committee at resources@jgsny2006.org or the address below as soon as
convenient so we can proceed with our planning. The Resource Room Committee
will contact all contributors regarding arrangements to obtain the
materials prior to the Conference and to return them afterwards. Be assured
that appropriate security measures will be taken to protect all loaned
resources, however please provide copies of your material, not the
originals.

The Resource Room will also host the volunteer translators. If you can
spend a few hours during the Conference to help attendees translate their
materials, please let us know which languages you can translate, and we
will set up a schedule convenient to you.

Any further inquiries should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at
resources@jgsny2006.org
Stew Driller,
Michael Pertain,
Co-Chairman, Resource Room Committee


Conference Resource Room #romania

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of NYC, Inc., will host the 26th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 13 - 18, 2006. A
highlight of the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the
Conference hotel. In addition to providing the Conference attendees with an
"on-site" basic research library, the Resource Room will showcase research
projects >from Jewish genealogical organizations and societies, their
members, and independent researchers throughout the world. The Resource
Room Committee is requesting contributions of genealogical materials, which
would be useful and informative to the Conference attendees, especially
those that are unique or unusual, including works-in-progress and
pre-release databases. In particular, the Committee is requesting printed
or computerized copies of indexes, databases, unpublished manuscripts and
private collections, in addition to commercially published books and maps.

All hard-copy materials loaned to the Resource Room should be bound (i.e.
no loose papers) and will be returned immediately after the Conference has
ended. Material in electronic form and computer databases should be
compatible with Microsoft Office programs. If you have materials to
contribute to the Resource Room, please send a description of those items
to the Committee at resources@jgsny2006.org or the address below as soon as
convenient so we can proceed with our planning. The Resource Room Committee
will contact all contributors regarding arrangements to obtain the
materials prior to the Conference and to return them afterwards. Be assured
that appropriate security measures will be taken to protect all loaned
resources, however please provide copies of your material, not the
originals.

The Resource Room will also host the volunteer translators. If you can
spend a few hours during the Conference to help attendees translate their
materials, please let us know which languages you can translate, and we
will set up a schedule convenient to you.

Any further inquiries should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at
resources@jgsny2006.org
Stew Driller,
Michael Pertain,
Co-Chairman, Resource Room Committee


Romania SIG #Romania Conference Resource Room #romania

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of NYC, Inc., will host the 26th Annual
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in New York City, August 13 - 18, 2006. A
highlight of the Conference will be the Resource Room located at the
Conference hotel. In addition to providing the Conference attendees with an
"on-site" basic research library, the Resource Room will showcase research
projects >from Jewish genealogical organizations and societies, their
members, and independent researchers throughout the world. The Resource
Room Committee is requesting contributions of genealogical materials, which
would be useful and informative to the Conference attendees, especially
those that are unique or unusual, including works-in-progress and
pre-release databases. In particular, the Committee is requesting printed
or computerized copies of indexes, databases, unpublished manuscripts and
private collections, in addition to commercially published books and maps.

All hard-copy materials loaned to the Resource Room should be bound (i.e.
no loose papers) and will be returned immediately after the Conference has
ended. Material in electronic form and computer databases should be
compatible with Microsoft Office programs. If you have materials to
contribute to the Resource Room, please send a description of those items
to the Committee at resources@jgsny2006.org or the address below as soon as
convenient so we can proceed with our planning. The Resource Room Committee
will contact all contributors regarding arrangements to obtain the
materials prior to the Conference and to return them afterwards. Be assured
that appropriate security measures will be taken to protect all loaned
resources, however please provide copies of your material, not the
originals.

The Resource Room will also host the volunteer translators. If you can
spend a few hours during the Conference to help attendees translate their
materials, please let us know which languages you can translate, and we
will set up a schedule convenient to you.

Any further inquiries should be addressed to the Resource Room Committee at
resources@jgsny2006.org
Stew Driller,
Michael Pertain,
Co-Chairman, Resource Room Committee