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Ah-noos: The Definitive Word #general

hekenvin@...
 

If you are among those who like to know about the responses to the
queries on jewishgen, I provide this answer to the undoubtedly
tantalizing question I posted yesterday: what exactly was my
great-grandfather collecting when he went >from Skala Podol'ska
(Galicia) to Bessarabia? Years ago, elderly relatives had told me
that it was something called "ah-noos" (emphasis on the last syllable),
but they were unable to translate it into English.

I now have the definitive word >from someone who is native to the same
town as my family. He says, without hesitation, that my great-grandfather
was a merchant of "the raw material >from which flax seed oil was
manufactured in Skala." Ah -- a 28-year mystery has been solved. No
wonder my relatives were not able to translate "flax-seed" into English!

I have sent individual thank-yous to those who responded. I want to
thank Celia Male publically, as she sent several emails posing possible
answers, which amounted to a fascinating dissertation on the nut and oil
industries in early 20th-century Bessarabia and Galicia.

Helene Kenvin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ah-noos: The Definitive Word #general

hekenvin@...
 

If you are among those who like to know about the responses to the
queries on jewishgen, I provide this answer to the undoubtedly
tantalizing question I posted yesterday: what exactly was my
great-grandfather collecting when he went >from Skala Podol'ska
(Galicia) to Bessarabia? Years ago, elderly relatives had told me
that it was something called "ah-noos" (emphasis on the last syllable),
but they were unable to translate it into English.

I now have the definitive word >from someone who is native to the same
town as my family. He says, without hesitation, that my great-grandfather
was a merchant of "the raw material >from which flax seed oil was
manufactured in Skala." Ah -- a 28-year mystery has been solved. No
wonder my relatives were not able to translate "flax-seed" into English!

I have sent individual thank-yous to those who responded. I want to
thank Celia Male publically, as she sent several emails posing possible
answers, which amounted to a fascinating dissertation on the nut and oil
industries in early 20th-century Bessarabia and Galicia.

Helene Kenvin


Re: OXENHORN/GERMAN #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

This may not be the case with your relativs but sometimes immigrants were
given a name to put down on the manifest that was not a relation at all. I
do believe there was a previous conversation some years ago about the large
amount of people going to a "relative" on Pitt St in Manhattan. The person
was given a fee, would show up at the docks (if needed).

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY
Searching: NADWORNY anywhere and everywhere


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: OXENHORN/GERMAN #general

ac <anitac47@...>
 

This may not be the case with your relativs but sometimes immigrants were
given a name to put down on the manifest that was not a relation at all. I
do believe there was a previous conversation some years ago about the large
amount of people going to a "relative" on Pitt St in Manhattan. The person
was given a fee, would show up at the docks (if needed).

Regards,
Anita Citron
Hicksville, NY
Searching: NADWORNY anywhere and everywhere


26th IAJGS Conference to present a PC Laboratory: A Step Up to Technology #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The 26th Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies will be offering a new approach to technology as part of today's
genealogical experience. The Conference, which takes place >from Sunday,
August 13th to Friday, August 18th at the New York Marriott Marquis, will
have a PC Laboratory.

The intention is that students will be taught a function and then will be
able to practice it. It is hoped that this will enable students to learn a
skill quicker and retain more. It's harder to learn Word or Excel or
researching Galicia on the internet >from a lecture. Stepping up to
technology requires hands-on experience, and a much smaller teacher to
student ratio than a lecture. The Laboratory will have 25 student PCs
attached to a server and the Instructor will have a PC with an overhead
display.

The Conference hosts, the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York, have
invested in a PC room with equipment, and a full time administrator.
Because we are keeping the classes small (25 maximum) and each student
will have a PC, we need to put in a reservation system and we need to
ensure a smooth transition >from class to class. There will be a full
PC track parallel to lecture tracks.

There will be four intensive 2-hour PC courses on Sunday:

10am Intro to PCs and Windows
Noon Genealogy on the Internet
2pm Intro to the Internet
4pm Using JewishGen's Databases and Search Capabilities

Pre-registration for these Sunday classes ($10 fee for each 2 hour sessions)
is required and can be made when registering for the Conference at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm .

Registration for the weekday classes ($5 fee for the 1+ hour sessions) will
take place at the conference in the registration area initially, then at the
classroom.

We will be announcing the full range of weekday classes shortly.

This is the first time a Conference has offered access to PC instruction.
Help us make this a success.

Please visit the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org

Phyllis Kramer, Chair, PC Laboratory
2006 IAJGS Conference

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 26th IAJGS Conference to present a PC Laboratory: A Step Up to Technology #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund <gloria@...>
 

The 26th Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies will be offering a new approach to technology as part of today's
genealogical experience. The Conference, which takes place >from Sunday,
August 13th to Friday, August 18th at the New York Marriott Marquis, will
have a PC Laboratory.

The intention is that students will be taught a function and then will be
able to practice it. It is hoped that this will enable students to learn a
skill quicker and retain more. It's harder to learn Word or Excel or
researching Galicia on the internet >from a lecture. Stepping up to
technology requires hands-on experience, and a much smaller teacher to
student ratio than a lecture. The Laboratory will have 25 student PCs
attached to a server and the Instructor will have a PC with an overhead
display.

The Conference hosts, the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York, have
invested in a PC room with equipment, and a full time administrator.
Because we are keeping the classes small (25 maximum) and each student
will have a PC, we need to put in a reservation system and we need to
ensure a smooth transition >from class to class. There will be a full
PC track parallel to lecture tracks.

There will be four intensive 2-hour PC courses on Sunday:

10am Intro to PCs and Windows
Noon Genealogy on the Internet
2pm Intro to the Internet
4pm Using JewishGen's Databases and Search Capabilities

Pre-registration for these Sunday classes ($10 fee for each 2 hour sessions)
is required and can be made when registering for the Conference at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm .

Registration for the weekday classes ($5 fee for the 1+ hour sessions) will
take place at the conference in the registration area initially, then at the
classroom.

We will be announcing the full range of weekday classes shortly.

This is the first time a Conference has offered access to PC instruction.
Help us make this a success.

Please visit the Conference website at www.jgsny2006.org

Phyllis Kramer, Chair, PC Laboratory
2006 IAJGS Conference

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


Who is Luba SENDLER, Holon (Israel, 1947) #general

Vangheluwe Daniel <vangheluwe.smietan@...>
 

Thank yo the genner who translated the testimony of my cousin (SMIETAN
family). Now, I am searching to him or his family. The testimony was
written by Sendler Luba address Holon, Shikon Yisai Kohen 134 ,cousin of
Smetana Motel, the date is Holon 4 February 1947 .

It is a long time ago.Is it already a SENDLER family in Holon near Tel Aviv?
in the same adress? Someone remember of Luba? Is it a way to search his
childrens? Because I dont speak hebrew, I need your help.

Daniel Vangheluwe
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Who is Luba SENDLER, Holon (Israel, 1947) #general

Vangheluwe Daniel <vangheluwe.smietan@...>
 

Thank yo the genner who translated the testimony of my cousin (SMIETAN
family). Now, I am searching to him or his family. The testimony was
written by Sendler Luba address Holon, Shikon Yisai Kohen 134 ,cousin of
Smetana Motel, the date is Holon 4 February 1947 .

It is a long time ago.Is it already a SENDLER family in Holon near Tel Aviv?
in the same adress? Someone remember of Luba? Is it a way to search his
childrens? Because I dont speak hebrew, I need your help.

Daniel Vangheluwe
France


Re: Voralberg, Austria #austria-czech

Wolf-Erich Eckstein <w.eckstein@...>
 

It depends what you are looking for:

Jewish Community for the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg
http://www.ikg-innsbruck.at/home_en.php

Also helpfull will be:
http://www.jm-hohenems.at/
Jüdisches Museum Hohenems
Villa Heimann-Rosenthal
Schweizer Strasse 5, A-6845 Hohenems
Tel. 0043 (0)5576 73989-0
office@jm-hohenems.at

Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Voralberg, Austria #austria-czech

Wolf-Erich Eckstein <w.eckstein@...>
 

It depends what you are looking for:

Jewish Community for the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg
http://www.ikg-innsbruck.at/home_en.php

Also helpfull will be:
http://www.jm-hohenems.at/
Jüdisches Museum Hohenems
Villa Heimann-Rosenthal
Schweizer Strasse 5, A-6845 Hohenems
Tel. 0043 (0)5576 73989-0
office@jm-hohenems.at

Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA


Re: Voralberg, Austria #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Try http://www.ikg-innsbruck.at/

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Voralberg, Austria #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Try http://www.ikg-innsbruck.at/

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Re: Voralberg, Austria #austria-czech

Heinz Hadwig <Heinz.Hadwig@...>
 

Hello!

Look this Austrian webside:
http://www.gfs-austria.org/index.php

Regards, Heinz (Hadwig)
----------------
Dear Listers,

I'm trying to find the IKG center in Voralberg. Can
someone help me?

Thank you very much.

Dora M. Donis-Kestler
ddonis@sbcglobal.net
USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Voralberg, Austria #austria-czech

Heinz Hadwig <Heinz.Hadwig@...>
 

Hello!

Look this Austrian webside:
http://www.gfs-austria.org/index.php

Regards, Heinz (Hadwig)
----------------
Dear Listers,

I'm trying to find the IKG center in Voralberg. Can
someone help me?

Thank you very much.

Dora M. Donis-Kestler
ddonis@sbcglobal.net
USA


Re: Update of Dagda ShtetLink #latvia

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Subject: [Latvia] Update of Dagda ShtetLink

Elsebeth Paikin urged to develop further the Dagda town ShtetLink site at
Jewishgen

These are wonderful news. I have some material I managed to collect with
devoted help of Rachel Stein. Lately I haven't been in touch with her. I
need her permission to publish this material.
Instead of keeping it in my files I rather prefer it to be published at the
Dagda ShtetLink site.

Last summer I also spent some time in Latvia visiting different small places
some of them I have never visited before. It was very sad to see how little
is already left at places 60 years ago a thriving Jewish community was
living.

Evelyn Waldstein
evewa@post.tau.ac.il


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Update of Dagda ShtetLink #latvia

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Subject: [Latvia] Update of Dagda ShtetLink

Elsebeth Paikin urged to develop further the Dagda town ShtetLink site at
Jewishgen

These are wonderful news. I have some material I managed to collect with
devoted help of Rachel Stein. Lately I haven't been in touch with her. I
need her permission to publish this material.
Instead of keeping it in my files I rather prefer it to be published at the
Dagda ShtetLink site.

Last summer I also spent some time in Latvia visiting different small places
some of them I have never visited before. It was very sad to see how little
is already left at places 60 years ago a thriving Jewish community was
living.

Evelyn Waldstein
evewa@post.tau.ac.il


SHERESHEFSKY family of Grodno Province #general

richard casson
 

I'm researching the SHERESHEFSKY family.
In the past I have posted the following information:-

'Ygiel Shereshefsky married Mindell Yellin. Mindell made it to the UK in
the 1880s with her five children:Noach(Noah),Max(Marks),Esther and Golda where
they settled in Liverpool/Manchester and adopted the name Binnes. Ygiel was
said to have died in a pogrom. In the 1901 UK census Mindell (or Mindal was
51 years old). Family came >from Swisloch(Polish spelling) or
Sislevich(Yiddish spelling) in the province of Grodno as I've seen from
the naturalisation papers of Noah and Max.

Recently I came across a Mayr Shereshefsky born in Grodo(don't know if town
or province) Russia. His father was Jacob Shereshefsky and his mother
Yellin. In 1907 in Manhattan,New York Mayr Shereshefsky married a Blume
Mazor who had also been born in Grodno,Russia. Blume Mazor's parents were
Hirsch Mazor and Krupnik.

For me the Yellin connection is most interesting and I'm hoping someone
can throw some light on the matter.

Richard Casson
Manchester,UK
reply to:rickycasson@btinternet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SHERESHEFSKY family of Grodno Province #general

richard casson
 

I'm researching the SHERESHEFSKY family.
In the past I have posted the following information:-

'Ygiel Shereshefsky married Mindell Yellin. Mindell made it to the UK in
the 1880s with her five children:Noach(Noah),Max(Marks),Esther and Golda where
they settled in Liverpool/Manchester and adopted the name Binnes. Ygiel was
said to have died in a pogrom. In the 1901 UK census Mindell (or Mindal was
51 years old). Family came >from Swisloch(Polish spelling) or
Sislevich(Yiddish spelling) in the province of Grodno as I've seen from
the naturalisation papers of Noah and Max.

Recently I came across a Mayr Shereshefsky born in Grodo(don't know if town
or province) Russia. His father was Jacob Shereshefsky and his mother
Yellin. In 1907 in Manhattan,New York Mayr Shereshefsky married a Blume
Mazor who had also been born in Grodno,Russia. Blume Mazor's parents were
Hirsch Mazor and Krupnik.

For me the Yellin connection is most interesting and I'm hoping someone
can throw some light on the matter.

Richard Casson
Manchester,UK
reply to:rickycasson@btinternet.com


Re: Viewmate 7309: Polish? - Reverse of photograph clue #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

George Treif of Delray Beach Fl wrote "I have uploaded
the back of my father's photo to Viewmate 7309, with
the hope that someone can identify the writings
thereon."

The moderator helpfully added: The file is posted at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7309

Whenever I have a chance to look at the back of an old
photograph I do, as they often give vital clues. This
one is particularly interesting to me. I cannot
understand the inscription but I am sure that George
has received many translations. What interests me, as
a keen member of the Austria-Czech SIG, is the
supplier of the material to the photographer D.HABER
{of KALUSZU?}.

The plates were provided by KRZIWANEK Wien, ie he is
based in Vienna. There was a Viennese company called
KRZIWANEK K and they had bought the business from
another photographer called PRIHODA & BECK. They were
representatives for the English Marion Plates. The
studio was situated at Mariahilferstr 107, Vienna VI.
This is one of the the main shopping streets of
Vienna.

So we now have established a business relationship
between three companies. Fascinating. Here is someone
who has been researching these plates:
http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/dated/printers.htm

"On the back of a Victorian photograph - at the bottom
- may be some tiny printed writing, this was the
company that printed the card and supplied the
cardstock to the photographer."

and our company is listed: K.KRZIWANEK, Vienna. (c.1885)
as well as another Viennese company Berhard WACHTL
related to me by marriage. You will also find a link
to the Marion Company:

http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/dated/marion.htm

I have found two Jewish burials in Vienna of similar
names but no KRZIWANEK - ours are buried at
Zentralfriedhof Gate 1 76B 23 23.
Note the different spelling although buried in the
same grave.

KRIWACEK Jakob aged 78 died 03.02.1917
KRZIWACEK Babette aged 87 died 04.12.1923

There were still Viennese of that name living there in
1938 and tragically almost all of them of them were
murdered in the holocaust. So far I have found 11
victims with various spellings: KRIWACEK KRIWACZEK
KRIWATSCHEK. We remember them all here today.

There are many KRZIWANEK in the Christian cemetery and
there we can probably find the graves of our
photographic suppliers, as a Rudolf and a Karl are
buried in the same grave.

Hence the Viennese KRZIWACEK are Jewish but the
KRZIWANEK are Christian. What a difference on letter
makes!

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: You can see interesting STRAUSS photographs
by Rudolf KRZIWANEK on http://tinyurl.com/9vjjl

You will also see the famous portraits of Strauss by
the painter Leopold HOROVITZ, who is buried in a
recently-restored Honour Grave in the Jewish section
of the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Notice also the deathbed items by the other Viennese
Jews Leonhard FANTO and Josef LOWY.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Viewmate 7309: Polish? - Reverse of photograph clue #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

George Treif of Delray Beach Fl wrote "I have uploaded
the back of my father's photo to Viewmate 7309, with
the hope that someone can identify the writings
thereon."

The moderator helpfully added: The file is posted at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7309

Whenever I have a chance to look at the back of an old
photograph I do, as they often give vital clues. This
one is particularly interesting to me. I cannot
understand the inscription but I am sure that George
has received many translations. What interests me, as
a keen member of the Austria-Czech SIG, is the
supplier of the material to the photographer D.HABER
{of KALUSZU?}.

The plates were provided by KRZIWANEK Wien, ie he is
based in Vienna. There was a Viennese company called
KRZIWANEK K and they had bought the business from
another photographer called PRIHODA & BECK. They were
representatives for the English Marion Plates. The
studio was situated at Mariahilferstr 107, Vienna VI.
This is one of the the main shopping streets of
Vienna.

So we now have established a business relationship
between three companies. Fascinating. Here is someone
who has been researching these plates:
http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/dated/printers.htm

"On the back of a Victorian photograph - at the bottom
- may be some tiny printed writing, this was the
company that printed the card and supplied the
cardstock to the photographer."

and our company is listed: K.KRZIWANEK, Vienna. (c.1885)
as well as another Viennese company Berhard WACHTL
related to me by marriage. You will also find a link
to the Marion Company:

http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/dated/marion.htm

I have found two Jewish burials in Vienna of similar
names but no KRZIWANEK - ours are buried at
Zentralfriedhof Gate 1 76B 23 23.
Note the different spelling although buried in the
same grave.

KRIWACEK Jakob aged 78 died 03.02.1917
KRZIWACEK Babette aged 87 died 04.12.1923

There were still Viennese of that name living there in
1938 and tragically almost all of them of them were
murdered in the holocaust. So far I have found 11
victims with various spellings: KRIWACEK KRIWACZEK
KRIWATSCHEK. We remember them all here today.

There are many KRZIWANEK in the Christian cemetery and
there we can probably find the graves of our
photographic suppliers, as a Rudolf and a Karl are
buried in the same grave.

Hence the Viennese KRZIWACEK are Jewish but the
KRZIWANEK are Christian. What a difference on letter
makes!

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: You can see interesting STRAUSS photographs
by Rudolf KRZIWANEK on http://tinyurl.com/9vjjl

You will also see the famous portraits of Strauss by
the painter Leopold HOROVITZ, who is buried in a
recently-restored Honour Grave in the Jewish section
of the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Notice also the deathbed items by the other Viennese
Jews Leonhard FANTO and Josef LOWY.