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Sad News : Death of Florence Elman #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

It is with regret and deep sadness that I inform you of the passing
of Florence Elman.

Florence Elman was the the founding President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Southern Alberta and a member of the board
of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).

Florence was also for many years the coordinator of JewishGen's Ukraine
Special Interest Group (SIG) and a moderator of the Ukraine SIG's mailing
list.

Florence will long be remembered as a devoted leader, an inspiration
to genealogists. We will all miss her.

An obituary was published in the Calgary Herald and Montreal Gazette.
The link to the Calgary Herald is:
http://www.legacy.com/can-calgary/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=116204268

Susana Leistner Bloch, JewishGen VP, ShtetLinks, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: If you would like to memorialize Florence Elman on JewishGen's
Wall of Honor, go to <http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html>.


Early American SIG #USA Sad News : Death of Florence Elman #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

It is with regret and deep sadness that I inform you of the passing
of Florence Elman.

Florence Elman was the the founding President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Southern Alberta and a member of the board
of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).

Florence was also for many years the coordinator of JewishGen's Ukraine
Special Interest Group (SIG) and a moderator of the Ukraine SIG's mailing
list.

Florence will long be remembered as a devoted leader, an inspiration
to genealogists. We will all miss her.

An obituary was published in the Calgary Herald and Montreal Gazette.
The link to the Calgary Herald is:
http://www.legacy.com/can-calgary/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=116204268

Susana Leistner Bloch, JewishGen VP, ShtetLinks, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: If you would like to memorialize Florence Elman on JewishGen's
Wall of Honor, go to <http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html>.


Sad News : Death of Florence Elman #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

It is with regret and deep sadness that I inform you of the passing
of Florence Elman.

Florence Elman was the the founding President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Southern Alberta and a member of the board
of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).

Florence was also for many years the coordinator of JewishGen's Ukraine
Special Interest Group (SIG) and a moderator of the Ukraine SIG's mailing
list.

Florence will long be remembered as a devoted leader, an inspiration
to genealogists. We will all miss her.

An obituary was published in the Calgary Herald and Montreal Gazette.
The link to the Calgary Herald is:
http://www.legacy.com/can-calgary/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=116204268

Susana Leistner Bloch
JewishGen VP, ShtetLinks
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: If you would like to memorialize Florence Elman on JewishGen's
Wall of Honor, go to <http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html>.


Fancy/Ornate German handwriting #austria-czech

Sharon & Peter Haas <haases@...>
 

I've recently received extracts of Viennese Birth/Death records
from the 1870's. I speak German and can read and understand a lot,
but when it comes to the ornate handwriting used, I'm at a complete loss....

Would be very thankful if anybody who knows how to read/translate small
portions of this difficult-to-read German would contact me privately
so that I could e-mail them 5 very, very small JPG files.
("View Mate" is temporarily down).

Additionally, if anyone knows a bit of history as to when/how this fancy
handwriting got started, what it is called, and why it seems to have "died
out", this might be of general interest to the list.

Thanks.

Peter Haas - California
(haases@...)

Researching: HAAS (Leipnik, Czech),
SPITZKOPF (Leipnik, Czech)
JAHODA ( ?? Czech.)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Sad News : Death of Florence Elman #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

It is with regret and deep sadness that I inform you of the passing
of Florence Elman.

Florence Elman was the the founding President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Southern Alberta and a member of the board
of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).

Florence was also for many years the coordinator of JewishGen's Ukraine
Special Interest Group (SIG) and a moderator of the Ukraine SIG's mailing
list.

Florence will long be remembered as a devoted leader, an inspiration
to genealogists. We will all miss her.

An obituary was published in the Calgary Herald and Montreal Gazette.
The link to the Calgary Herald is:
http://www.legacy.com/can-calgary/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=116204268

Susana Leistner Bloch
JewishGen VP, ShtetLinks
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: If you would like to memorialize Florence Elman on JewishGen's
Wall of Honor, go to <http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html>.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Fancy/Ornate German handwriting #austria-czech

Sharon & Peter Haas <haases@...>
 

I've recently received extracts of Viennese Birth/Death records
from the 1870's. I speak German and can read and understand a lot,
but when it comes to the ornate handwriting used, I'm at a complete loss....

Would be very thankful if anybody who knows how to read/translate small
portions of this difficult-to-read German would contact me privately
so that I could e-mail them 5 very, very small JPG files.
("View Mate" is temporarily down).

Additionally, if anyone knows a bit of history as to when/how this fancy
handwriting got started, what it is called, and why it seems to have "died
out", this might be of general interest to the list.

Thanks.

Peter Haas - California
(haases@...)

Researching: HAAS (Leipnik, Czech),
SPITZKOPF (Leipnik, Czech)
JAHODA ( ?? Czech.)


Birth Dates #galicia

Murray Sperber
 

When my father and his family entered the US in 1921 all the birth
dates were changed making my father, the only male child and the
youngest of the four children, the oldest. My thought was that this
was to make his sisters more marriageable if the male child was the
oldest. There is some discussion among my cousins as they do not
agree with me. I would appreciate any thoughts others on the GG Sig
list may have.

Murray S. Sperber
Researching: SPERBER, Buchach, Jazlowiec, SHEMARIA, Rhodes


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Birth Dates #galicia

Murray Sperber
 

When my father and his family entered the US in 1921 all the birth
dates were changed making my father, the only male child and the
youngest of the four children, the oldest. My thought was that this
was to make his sisters more marriageable if the male child was the
oldest. There is some discussion among my cousins as they do not
agree with me. I would appreciate any thoughts others on the GG Sig
list may have.

Murray S. Sperber
Researching: SPERBER, Buchach, Jazlowiec, SHEMARIA, Rhodes


Birth Place Mattersburg #general

Fritz Neubauer
 

Avraham wrote:

Subject: Nikolaus ELLNER Haifa-->NY 1940
My uncle, Nikolaus ELLNER, emigrating >from Palestine aboard the S.S. Nea
Hellas sailing on May 11, 1940 >from Peraeus, Greece to New York.
How did he get >from Haifa to Piraeus?
According to the ships manifest he was born in Mattersburg, Germany but I
don't know when he arrived in Palestine.

My comment:

Dear Avraham,

please note that the place Mattersburg is situated in the Austrian
state of Burgenland, not in Germany, although in 1940 the territory
technically was Gerany after the Anschluss in 1938 and stayed under
German rule until 1945 when Austria was reestablished.

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, normally in North Germany, at present in Rhode Island


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth Place Mattersburg #general

Fritz Neubauer
 

Avraham wrote:

Subject: Nikolaus ELLNER Haifa-->NY 1940
My uncle, Nikolaus ELLNER, emigrating >from Palestine aboard the S.S. Nea
Hellas sailing on May 11, 1940 >from Peraeus, Greece to New York.
How did he get >from Haifa to Piraeus?
According to the ships manifest he was born in Mattersburg, Germany but I
don't know when he arrived in Palestine.

My comment:

Dear Avraham,

please note that the place Mattersburg is situated in the Austrian
state of Burgenland, not in Germany, although in 1940 the territory
technically was Gerany after the Anschluss in 1938 and stayed under
German rule until 1945 when Austria was reestablished.

With kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, normally in North Germany, at present in Rhode Island


Korolowka cadastral maps, anyone? #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Pamela Weisberger wrote yesterday describing Phase Two of Gesher
Galicia's exciting Cadastral Map and Landowner Records Project,
described at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/CadastralMapProject.html>

There's another town to add to the list of New Projects for Fall
2008 -- Korolowka (now Oleyevo-Korolevka, Ukraine).

If you are interested in contributing towards the $250 start-up
cost of the Korolowka project, please contact me or follow the
payment instructions on the cadastral map project web page.
Please be sure to indicate that your donation is for Korolowka.

Remember that donations must be received by Sept. 10, 2008 in order
to get Korolowka on the list for research this fall -- so please,
respond as soon as possible.

Thank you -- and thank you to Gesher Galicia for matching the
first $250 in donations for each town.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
genmaven@...

Researching STEINIG and WACHSTEIN >from Korolowka
(and many more Galitzi8aners).


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Korolowka cadastral maps, anyone? #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Pamela Weisberger wrote yesterday describing Phase Two of Gesher
Galicia's exciting Cadastral Map and Landowner Records Project,
described at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/CadastralMapProject.html>

There's another town to add to the list of New Projects for Fall
2008 -- Korolowka (now Oleyevo-Korolevka, Ukraine).

If you are interested in contributing towards the $250 start-up
cost of the Korolowka project, please contact me or follow the
payment instructions on the cadastral map project web page.
Please be sure to indicate that your donation is for Korolowka.

Remember that donations must be received by Sept. 10, 2008 in order
to get Korolowka on the list for research this fall -- so please,
respond as soon as possible.

Thank you -- and thank you to Gesher Galicia for matching the
first $250 in donations for each town.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
genmaven@...

Researching STEINIG and WACHSTEIN >from Korolowka
(and many more Galitzi8aners).


Guided walk of Sephardi graveyards #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

I thought this might be of interest to Genners. The tour is being given by
the JEECS. http://www.jeecs.org.uk/


Saturday 13 September
Opening of Velho and Sephardic Cemeteries and Guided Tours
These old cemeteries will be open during the day >from 10am until 4pm
At 10.30am and 2.30pm there will be guided tours of the cemeteries by Clive
Bettington, starting >from the clock tower in front of Queens Building, Queen
Mary University, Mile End Road E1. The Tour is Free. Contact: 07941 367 882;
c.bettington@...

The Jewish East End Celebration Society gives interesting walks & meetings &
tries to preserve the now-frail Jewish fabric of the area where so many of
our families lived & worked.

May I mention that on Sunday, Sept 7th. the East End will honour the writer,
Emanuel Litvinoff. There will be readings >from Litvinoff?s works by Bernard
Kops, Miriam Margolyes, Elaine Feinstein and Barry Davis. Also music and
refreshments. 3pm,
East London Central Synagogue
30-40 Nelson Street E1
Free but a donation of £3 requested
07941 367 882 c.bettington@...
www.jeecs.org.uk


Best; Miriam Margolyes
75342.3217@...
South London


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Guided walk of Sephardi graveyards #unitedkingdom

Miriam Margolyes <75342.3217@...>
 

I thought this might be of interest to Genners. The tour is being given by
the JEECS. http://www.jeecs.org.uk/


Saturday 13 September
Opening of Velho and Sephardic Cemeteries and Guided Tours
These old cemeteries will be open during the day >from 10am until 4pm
At 10.30am and 2.30pm there will be guided tours of the cemeteries by Clive
Bettington, starting >from the clock tower in front of Queens Building, Queen
Mary University, Mile End Road E1. The Tour is Free. Contact: 07941 367 882;
c.bettington@...

The Jewish East End Celebration Society gives interesting walks & meetings &
tries to preserve the now-frail Jewish fabric of the area where so many of
our families lived & worked.

May I mention that on Sunday, Sept 7th. the East End will honour the writer,
Emanuel Litvinoff. There will be readings >from Litvinoff?s works by Bernard
Kops, Miriam Margolyes, Elaine Feinstein and Barry Davis. Also music and
refreshments. 3pm,
East London Central Synagogue
30-40 Nelson Street E1
Free but a donation of £3 requested
07941 367 882 c.bettington@...
www.jeecs.org.uk


Best; Miriam Margolyes
75342.3217@...
South London


Name or Surname? #unitedkingdom

Scooby Doo
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I have recently obtained the Death Certificate of a relative, who died in Newcastle in 1902.

In the "Name & Surname" Field, it states the following:
Simon Harris otherwise Simon Hirsch Moses

My question is this:
Does this imply that "Moses" was just another one of his other Christian Names together with Simon & Hirsch, or was "Moses" his surname before it became "Harris" or is what is written ambiguous and could be either?

Dr Joel Levy, London, UK

Searching:
BLOOM(Wales,London)KING(UK:Bristol,Newport-Wales;USA:Galveston,SouthBend),LYONS(Wales,Leeds),
PHILLIPS(Newport-Wales,London,USA) HARRIS(Wales,Manchester,Hull,Sunderland)ISAACS(Wales,Birmingham-UK)GAVENDO,GAVENDA,GAWENDA,GOVENDO,GOVENDY,GOVENDIR, SHER(Utian-Lithuania,Toronto-Canada)
DAGUTSKI,DAGUT(Manchester,Leeds;Lida-Belarus) SAGORSKY,(Zagar-Lithuania,South Africa)GILINSKY,GALINSKY,GILINSKI,Lithuania,Israel,USA,Leeds-UK,South Africa)


Sad News : Death of Florence Elman #unitedkingdom

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

It is with regret and deep sadness that I inform you of the passing
of Florence Elman.

Florence Elman was the the founding President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Southern Alberta and a member of the board
of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).

Florence was also for many years the coordinator of JewishGen's Ukraine
Special Interest Group (SIG) and a moderator of the Ukraine SIG's mailing
list.

Florence will long be remembered as a devoted leader, an inspiration
to genealogists. We will all miss her.

An obituary was published in the Calgary Herald and Montreal Gazette.
The link to the Calgary Herald is:
http://www.legacy.com/can-calgary/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=116204268

Susana Leistner Bloch
JewishGen VP, ShtetLinks
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: If you would like to memorialize Florence Elman on JewishGen's
Wall of Honor, go to <http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html>.


Researching Belfast Jewish Families #unitedkingdom

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I happened to notice a very interesting on-line resource located at:

http://www.ancestryireland.com/data/directory/2004-Familia.pdf

It provides access to an article entitled "Researching Belfast Jewish
Families, c. 1850-c. 1930" by Pamela McIlveen and William Roulston,
"Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review, pages 1-15.

Much space is given to the Jaffe family who were prominent linen merchants
and related to Rabbi Mordechai Jaffe of Prague and Rashi. The founder of
the Belfast community was Daniel Joseph Jaffe, born Mecklenburg, Schwerin,
August 19, 1809.

There is further mention of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog's family
who lived in Belfast.

Whilst it encompasses the Jews of Belfast, there is also mention made of
Gibraltrian Jews who came to Northern Ireland and were buried there such as
Isaac Rafael Attias, Joseph Benselum, Reuben Benggio and Leah Pariente.

It also provides suggestions for resources to utilize when researching one's
Belfast ancestors.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Name or Surname? #unitedkingdom

Scooby Doo
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I have recently obtained the Death Certificate of a relative, who died in Newcastle in 1902.

In the "Name & Surname" Field, it states the following:
Simon Harris otherwise Simon Hirsch Moses

My question is this:
Does this imply that "Moses" was just another one of his other Christian Names together with Simon & Hirsch, or was "Moses" his surname before it became "Harris" or is what is written ambiguous and could be either?

Dr Joel Levy, London, UK

Searching:
BLOOM(Wales,London)KING(UK:Bristol,Newport-Wales;USA:Galveston,SouthBend),LYONS(Wales,Leeds),
PHILLIPS(Newport-Wales,London,USA) HARRIS(Wales,Manchester,Hull,Sunderland)ISAACS(Wales,Birmingham-UK)GAVENDO,GAVENDA,GAWENDA,GOVENDO,GOVENDY,GOVENDIR, SHER(Utian-Lithuania,Toronto-Canada)
DAGUTSKI,DAGUT(Manchester,Leeds;Lida-Belarus) SAGORSKY,(Zagar-Lithuania,South Africa)GILINSKY,GALINSKY,GILINSKI,Lithuania,Israel,USA,Leeds-UK,South Africa)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Sad News : Death of Florence Elman #unitedkingdom

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

It is with regret and deep sadness that I inform you of the passing
of Florence Elman.

Florence Elman was the the founding President of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Southern Alberta and a member of the board
of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).

Florence was also for many years the coordinator of JewishGen's Ukraine
Special Interest Group (SIG) and a moderator of the Ukraine SIG's mailing
list.

Florence will long be remembered as a devoted leader, an inspiration
to genealogists. We will all miss her.

An obituary was published in the Calgary Herald and Montreal Gazette.
The link to the Calgary Herald is:
http://www.legacy.com/can-calgary/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=116204268

Susana Leistner Bloch
JewishGen VP, ShtetLinks
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: If you would like to memorialize Florence Elman on JewishGen's
Wall of Honor, go to <http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors0.html>.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Researching Belfast Jewish Families #unitedkingdom

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I happened to notice a very interesting on-line resource located at:

http://www.ancestryireland.com/data/directory/2004-Familia.pdf

It provides access to an article entitled "Researching Belfast Jewish
Families, c. 1850-c. 1930" by Pamela McIlveen and William Roulston,
"Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review, pages 1-15.

Much space is given to the Jaffe family who were prominent linen merchants
and related to Rabbi Mordechai Jaffe of Prague and Rashi. The founder of
the Belfast community was Daniel Joseph Jaffe, born Mecklenburg, Schwerin,
August 19, 1809.

There is further mention of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog's family
who lived in Belfast.

Whilst it encompasses the Jews of Belfast, there is also mention made of
Gibraltrian Jews who came to Northern Ireland and were buried there such as
Isaac Rafael Attias, Joseph Benselum, Reuben Benggio and Leah Pariente.

It also provides suggestions for resources to utilize when researching one's
Belfast ancestors.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...