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FRankfurt Memorbuch #general

rosef@...
 

This has been digitalized by the National Library in Jerusalem.
http://jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/mss/heb1092/index_eng.html

I believe the thesis can be downloaded and may include a translation.

Rose Feldman
Tel-Aviv


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FRankfurt Memorbuch #general

rosef@...
 

This has been digitalized by the National Library in Jerusalem.
http://jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/mss/heb1092/index_eng.html

I believe the thesis can be downloaded and may include a translation.

Rose Feldman
Tel-Aviv


Meaning of FCO:NYC in USCIS Response #general

Marc DVer <mdver@...>
 

A while back I received a response to a genealogy request I submitted to the US
Customs and Immigration Service. The last line of the additional information section
for the A-File says, "FCO: NYC 1961". What does this mean?

Sincerely,
Marc DVer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of FCO:NYC in USCIS Response #general

Marc DVer <mdver@...>
 

A while back I received a response to a genealogy request I submitted to the US
Customs and Immigration Service. The last line of the additional information section
for the A-File says, "FCO: NYC 1961". What does this mean?

Sincerely,
Marc DVer


Re: Inherited defect #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

AUBREY JACOBUS wrote:

Does anyone know if the inherited defect - Ptosis - a weakening of the
eyelid muscles has a particular Jewish linkage ?
Ptosis here is just a name for a symptom, the drooping of the upper eye lid, that
can be caused by many different defects. The direct cause is congenital or acquired
weakness of the levator muscle or paralysis of the third cranial nerve.

Some causes are myogenic, caused by a muscle disorder, some are neurogenic, caused
by a nerve defect or a brain defect, some, depending on the strictness of the
definition may even be caused by contraction of scar tissue. Only some of these
somes have a inheritable cause, most are aquired.

Looking with my friend Google gives >from several souces this quick and probably
inacurate compilation:
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) seems common among the Jews originating
from Bukhara in Uzbekistan, but even so it is frequent among French Canadians, and
acording to Harrisson's Neurology to Spanisch Americans and East Europeans in \
general. Ptosis is a symptom here. The cause seems to be a mitogondrial defect
preventing the energy supply to the muscle, but others say it is a muscle filament
disease. There are many other and more threatening symptoms like eye movement
inhibition and dysphagia.

Is this what you were looking for?

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


Re: Inherited defect #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

aajacobus@btinternet.com (AUBREY JACOBUS) writes:
Does anyone know if the inherited defect - Ptosis - a weakening of the
eyelid muscles has a particular Jewish linkage ?
One cause of ptosis is oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, which is fairly common
among Bukharian Jews (about 1 in 600). See "Epidemiology and inheritance of
oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy in Israel" by S.C. Blumen et al, Neuromuscular
Disorders, Volume 7 (1997) S38-S40.

Robert Israel israel@math.MyUniversitysInitials.ca
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Inherited defect #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

AUBREY JACOBUS wrote:

Does anyone know if the inherited defect - Ptosis - a weakening of the
eyelid muscles has a particular Jewish linkage ?
Ptosis here is just a name for a symptom, the drooping of the upper eye lid, that
can be caused by many different defects. The direct cause is congenital or acquired
weakness of the levator muscle or paralysis of the third cranial nerve.

Some causes are myogenic, caused by a muscle disorder, some are neurogenic, caused
by a nerve defect or a brain defect, some, depending on the strictness of the
definition may even be caused by contraction of scar tissue. Only some of these
somes have a inheritable cause, most are aquired.

Looking with my friend Google gives >from several souces this quick and probably
inacurate compilation:
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) seems common among the Jews originating
from Bukhara in Uzbekistan, but even so it is frequent among French Canadians, and
acording to Harrisson's Neurology to Spanisch Americans and East Europeans in \
general. Ptosis is a symptom here. The cause seems to be a mitogondrial defect
preventing the energy supply to the muscle, but others say it is a muscle filament
disease. There are many other and more threatening symptoms like eye movement
inhibition and dysphagia.

Is this what you were looking for?

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Inherited defect #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

aajacobus@btinternet.com (AUBREY JACOBUS) writes:
Does anyone know if the inherited defect - Ptosis - a weakening of the
eyelid muscles has a particular Jewish linkage ?
One cause of ptosis is oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, which is fairly common
among Bukharian Jews (about 1 in 600). See "Epidemiology and inheritance of
oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy in Israel" by S.C. Blumen et al, Neuromuscular
Disorders, Volume 7 (1997) S38-S40.

Robert Israel israel@math.MyUniversitysInitials.ca
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada


FrenchSIG Meeting in Philadephia #france

rdleeson@...
 

Dear fellow FrenchSIGgers ,

It is with a very heavy heart that I send this notice this evening.
Unfortunately I have had an accident, falling on the stairs in my home,
and severely injuring a knee. My doctor has forbidden me to travel.
Therefore, I will not be able to be with you in Philadelphia. I am truly
devastated!

However, our FrenchSIG meeting is scheduled for Monday morn, Aug. 3, at
8:15 am, and Claudie Blamont, Past President of the Cercle de Genealogie
Juive in Paris, will be there to be with you, and answer any questions
you might have about research in France, tell you of any new
developments, and generally help you in any way that she can with
guidance and advice. It is hoped that the 2012 Conference will take
place in Paris - after the London Olympics - so hopefully Claudie will
be able to give a preview of that, as well as listen to any questions or
suggestions that you may have about that event.

Please do go to the meeting, and enjoy talking with Claudie!
I will be thinking of you all!
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
FrenchSIG


HUSI, Romania at Philly conference #romania

rennie and jack
 

Dear digest,

This note is for all those Husi people who may be at the Jewish Gen
2009 conference in Philly. I plan to be at the Rom Sig luncheon
on Tuesday. I would like to be able to contact you, as I am starting a
shetllink site for Husi. It would be nice to meet with people
informally( as I am a bit late in registering and organizing for the
conference). I have 2 persons already who will have some
interesting things to share with us. We can talk about progress for
this site and share some materials. You can contact me
privately through email: jrsalz@verizon.net I would like to know how
many of you will be in Philly.

Rennie M. Salz, Fair Haven, New Jersey
Researching: Markowitz, Marcus, David, Fuersteine, Losner, Raiter,
Faibish, Aronowitz, Wexler, Carp
and others --all >from Husi, Romania


French SIG #France FrenchSIG Meeting in Philadephia #france

rdleeson@...
 

Dear fellow FrenchSIGgers ,

It is with a very heavy heart that I send this notice this evening.
Unfortunately I have had an accident, falling on the stairs in my home,
and severely injuring a knee. My doctor has forbidden me to travel.
Therefore, I will not be able to be with you in Philadelphia. I am truly
devastated!

However, our FrenchSIG meeting is scheduled for Monday morn, Aug. 3, at
8:15 am, and Claudie Blamont, Past President of the Cercle de Genealogie
Juive in Paris, will be there to be with you, and answer any questions
you might have about research in France, tell you of any new
developments, and generally help you in any way that she can with
guidance and advice. It is hoped that the 2012 Conference will take
place in Paris - after the London Olympics - so hopefully Claudie will
be able to give a preview of that, as well as listen to any questions or
suggestions that you may have about that event.

Please do go to the meeting, and enjoy talking with Claudie!
I will be thinking of you all!
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
FrenchSIG


Romania SIG #Romania HUSI, Romania at Philly conference #romania

rennie and jack
 

Dear digest,

This note is for all those Husi people who may be at the Jewish Gen
2009 conference in Philly. I plan to be at the Rom Sig luncheon
on Tuesday. I would like to be able to contact you, as I am starting a
shetllink site for Husi. It would be nice to meet with people
informally( as I am a bit late in registering and organizing for the
conference). I have 2 persons already who will have some
interesting things to share with us. We can talk about progress for
this site and share some materials. You can contact me
privately through email: jrsalz@verizon.net I would like to know how
many of you will be in Philly.

Rennie M. Salz, Fair Haven, New Jersey
Researching: Markowitz, Marcus, David, Fuersteine, Losner, Raiter,
Faibish, Aronowitz, Wexler, Carp
and others --all >from Husi, Romania


Philadelphia Conference #romania

rdleeson@...
 

Dear Fellow ROM-SIGgers,

It is with a very heavy heart that I send this notice this evening.
Unfortunately I have had an accident, falling on the stairs in my home,
and severely injuring a knee. My doctor has forbidden me to travel.
Therefore I have had to cancel my trip to the Conference in
Philadelphia. As it has been my hope and dream of years to someday
bring over the head of the Romanian National Archives to speak to us,
you can well imagine my sorrow and despair at this turn of events when,
having finally achieved this goal, I cannot be there to meet with him
personally and to share in your experience.

However, all arrangements and events will be in the extremely capable
hands of our wonderful Research Coordinator, Robert Wascou. He will be
Dr. Dobrincu's guide and mentor during the Conference, and the
facilitator for all of the ROM-SIG events.

If any of you wish to have a private meeting with Dr. Dobrincu please
contact Bob at his email address: <robertw252@aol.com> He will be
making all appointments! You will all have the opportunity to ask
questions of Dr. Dobrincu at the ROM-SIG meeting following his talk, on
Tues. Please remember that he is our distinguished guest, and should
be treated with great politeness and diplomacy, if we hope to make a
positive impression to help with further negotiations with the Romanian
archives. Please do not take out on him any frustrations you may have
had in past years, as he was not the author of those, but is now trying
to help! Remember, this is probably going to be his first encounter
with a large Jewish group. Let's do ourselves proud!

I will be thinking of you all, and wishing desperately that I was there too!
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG


Romania SIG #Romania Philadelphia Conference #romania

rdleeson@...
 

Dear Fellow ROM-SIGgers,

It is with a very heavy heart that I send this notice this evening.
Unfortunately I have had an accident, falling on the stairs in my home,
and severely injuring a knee. My doctor has forbidden me to travel.
Therefore I have had to cancel my trip to the Conference in
Philadelphia. As it has been my hope and dream of years to someday
bring over the head of the Romanian National Archives to speak to us,
you can well imagine my sorrow and despair at this turn of events when,
having finally achieved this goal, I cannot be there to meet with him
personally and to share in your experience.

However, all arrangements and events will be in the extremely capable
hands of our wonderful Research Coordinator, Robert Wascou. He will be
Dr. Dobrincu's guide and mentor during the Conference, and the
facilitator for all of the ROM-SIG events.

If any of you wish to have a private meeting with Dr. Dobrincu please
contact Bob at his email address: <robertw252@aol.com> He will be
making all appointments! You will all have the opportunity to ask
questions of Dr. Dobrincu at the ROM-SIG meeting following his talk, on
Tues. Please remember that he is our distinguished guest, and should
be treated with great politeness and diplomacy, if we hope to make a
positive impression to help with further negotiations with the Romanian
archives. Please do not take out on him any frustrations you may have
had in past years, as he was not the author of those, but is now trying
to help! Remember, this is probably going to be his first encounter
with a large Jewish group. Let's do ourselves proud!

I will be thinking of you all, and wishing desperately that I was there too!
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG


Bergen Belsen Displaced Persons Camp #germany

Susan Edel
 

I am looking for information about children born in the Bergen Belsen
Displaced Persons Camp in 1946. Does anyone know if there are lists of
these children, with possibly information about their families.

Many thanks, Susan EDEL, Petach Tikva, Israel susan@deldent.com


German SIG #Germany Bergen Belsen Displaced Persons Camp #germany

Susan Edel
 

I am looking for information about children born in the Bergen Belsen
Displaced Persons Camp in 1946. Does anyone know if there are lists of
these children, with possibly information about their families.

Many thanks, Susan EDEL, Petach Tikva, Israel susan@deldent.com


Deciphering text in the 1855 Montefiore Census of Eretz Israel #poland

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>
 

The Israel Genealogical Society, in conjunction with the Montefiore
Endowment in London, has undertaken the task of transcribing,
translating and digitizing the five 19th century censuses of the
Jewish population in Eretz Israel commissioned by Sir Moses
Montefiore. The information in the censuses include names of heads of
household , ages, place of birth, wives and childrens names and ages,
property/financial standing, occupation, and a variety of comments.
Not all details are provided for everyone, but what there is provides
a window on the lives of our ancestors who made Aliya. It will be a
boon to all Jewish genealogical researchers as well as historians and
sociologists once it it completed and uploaded as a searchable
database. For further details about this very important project, see
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4978.asp on the IGS website.

The censuses were all handwritten in Hebrew, but many Yiddish, Arabic
and words of other languages managed to creep in. We are presently
translating the 1855 census and have come across a few words and
abbreviations which we haven't been able to decipher. We are hoping
that some of the participants in this SIG can help.

1. talal trevlier (in Hebrew letters: tet aleph lamed aleph lamed
tet resh ayin vav vav lamed yod ayin resh).
This expression appeared 4 times - twice with only the first word, and
once for a widow - as an occupation in the Hassidim Vollin Kollel. We
think it is Yiddish, possibly of Arabic and/or French origin. None of
our Yiddish speakers recognize the words, although some suggested that
the second word may be traveller. The birthplaces of the people
invovled include Tysmenytsya and Rzeszow.

2. p"ch (peh chet) This one refers to a Rabbi Yitzchak >from Vilna and
his son and granddaughter. They were >from the Prushim Kollel in
Jerusalem. The son and granddaughter were listed as the descendents
of Rabbi Yitzchak P"ch (PACH?), and his son wanted to learn his
father's craft. The Rabbi's listing did not include a surname.
Rather, p"ch was listed as his occupation. The question arises: What
is P"ch? It is a surname, or is it an abbreviation for his
occupation. If the latter, what does the abbreviation stand for?

Any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Billie Stein
Montefiore Census Project co-coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society


1948 SA Jews to America #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I happened upon a ship's manifest for the Virginia City Victory, departing
Cape Town, April 30, 1948, and arriving in Baltimore, MD, May 19, 1948.
There were three Hebrew passengers:

COHEN, Jacob, age 66, born Shkud, Lithuania, living Johannesburg.

COHEN, Gitel Margolis, age 54, born Telshi, Lithuania, living Johannesburg.

BARNETT, Deborah Daisy, age 54, born Johannesburg, SA, living Cape Town, SA.

The speedy 15 knot ship they sailed on was one of the 534 American Victory
Ships built by the U.S. Maritime Commission during World War II.

Thought this might be of interest.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


SA Jews to Boston #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I happened upon a group of SA Jews who came to Boston, MA, during the World
War I period. Their names were taken >from the HIAS Records, 1882-1929, as
follows:

BLUMBERG, Jacob, age 35, born 1882, arrived the City of Cairo, November 29,
1917, >from Cape Town, SA.

COHEN, Max, age 31, born 1885, arrived City of Glasgow, November 17, 1916,
from Cape Town, SA, Relative: S. Surman, 124 Forsyth Street, NY, NY.
FOGELMAN, Abraham, age 17, born 1901, arrived City of New York, January 25,
1918, >from Cape Town, SA, Contact: Rabbi Dr. Hymanson, NY, NY.

KAHN, Theodore, age 29, born 1889, arrived City of New York, January 25,
1918, >from Cape Town, SA, Contact: 35 Village, Boston, MA.

Hope this is of interest.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JRI Poland #Poland Deciphering text in the 1855 Montefiore Census of Eretz Israel #poland

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>
 

The Israel Genealogical Society, in conjunction with the Montefiore
Endowment in London, has undertaken the task of transcribing,
translating and digitizing the five 19th century censuses of the
Jewish population in Eretz Israel commissioned by Sir Moses
Montefiore. The information in the censuses include names of heads of
household , ages, place of birth, wives and childrens names and ages,
property/financial standing, occupation, and a variety of comments.
Not all details are provided for everyone, but what there is provides
a window on the lives of our ancestors who made Aliya. It will be a
boon to all Jewish genealogical researchers as well as historians and
sociologists once it it completed and uploaded as a searchable
database. For further details about this very important project, see
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4978.asp on the IGS website.

The censuses were all handwritten in Hebrew, but many Yiddish, Arabic
and words of other languages managed to creep in. We are presently
translating the 1855 census and have come across a few words and
abbreviations which we haven't been able to decipher. We are hoping
that some of the participants in this SIG can help.

1. talal trevlier (in Hebrew letters: tet aleph lamed aleph lamed
tet resh ayin vav vav lamed yod ayin resh).
This expression appeared 4 times - twice with only the first word, and
once for a widow - as an occupation in the Hassidim Vollin Kollel. We
think it is Yiddish, possibly of Arabic and/or French origin. None of
our Yiddish speakers recognize the words, although some suggested that
the second word may be traveller. The birthplaces of the people
invovled include Tysmenytsya and Rzeszow.

2. p"ch (peh chet) This one refers to a Rabbi Yitzchak >from Vilna and
his son and granddaughter. They were >from the Prushim Kollel in
Jerusalem. The son and granddaughter were listed as the descendents
of Rabbi Yitzchak P"ch (PACH?), and his son wanted to learn his
father's craft. The Rabbi's listing did not include a surname.
Rather, p"ch was listed as his occupation. The question arises: What
is P"ch? It is a surname, or is it an abbreviation for his
occupation. If the latter, what does the abbreviation stand for?

Any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Billie Stein
Montefiore Census Project co-coordinator
Israel Genealogical Society