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Re: high death rate 1848 #general

J.R. Silver
 

In response to Gerry Schneider

It so happens that one branch of my family originates >from the 'other
Izbica' that is Izbica Kujawska, in the western part of present-day
Poland, near Konin and Wloclawek .

Whilst perusing an extraordinarily large number of Death Records for
1848/9, I repeatedly came across the phrase 'na cholera' - and eventually
tumbled to the fact that I was being provided with a cause of death !

Judith Silver
London UK

Family names:
PRZEDECKI, MICHALOWSKI - Izbica Kujawska
KUPERSZTEIN, ROZEN, ZYLBERKRANTZ- Miedzyrzec Podlaski
ZYLBERBERG, HAUZER,- Ujazd, Brzeziny
KRAUT, SPIRA -Mosciska


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: high death rate 1848 #general

J.R. Silver
 

In response to Gerry Schneider

It so happens that one branch of my family originates >from the 'other
Izbica' that is Izbica Kujawska, in the western part of present-day
Poland, near Konin and Wloclawek .

Whilst perusing an extraordinarily large number of Death Records for
1848/9, I repeatedly came across the phrase 'na cholera' - and eventually
tumbled to the fact that I was being provided with a cause of death !

Judith Silver
London UK

Family names:
PRZEDECKI, MICHALOWSKI - Izbica Kujawska
KUPERSZTEIN, ROZEN, ZYLBERKRANTZ- Miedzyrzec Podlaski
ZYLBERBERG, HAUZER,- Ujazd, Brzeziny
KRAUT, SPIRA -Mosciska


St. Louis, MO Seminar in June #belarus

Ilene Murray <ilenemurray@...>
 

On Sunday, 8 June 2003, the Jewish Genealogical Society of St. Louis
will be holding an all-day seminar called “Challenging Genealogical
Myths.” The focus of the conference will be to recognize and try to
dispell many of the erroneous beliefs that researchers have about
genealogy.
Registration will begin at 8:00 at United Hebrew Congregation,
13788 Conway Road, Chesterfield, MO; bagels and coffee will be served
until 8:45, when the opening remarks are scheduled to begin.
The featured speaker will be Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President
and Editor-in-Chief. Mr. Blatt has written many books and articles
on Jewish genealogy. Mr. Blatt will speak on the history of Jewish
surnames and later in the day on Jewish given names, >from Hebrew, to
Yiddish, to their final “Americanized” versions. Four concurrent
sessions will take place, two in the morning and two after lunch,
all featuring experienced genealogists. JGS member and former
St. Louis Genealogical Society president, Ann Carter Fleming, will
talk about errors in official records. Ted Steele, author, lecturer,
instructor, and technology expert, will discuss how to deal with all
those family stories that are passed down to us. JGS members,
instructors, and lecturers, Ed and Ilene Murray, will talk about
tombstones and cemeteries and the information that may or may not be
available there. Technology expert and chair of the St. Louis
Genealogical Society Computer Interest Group, Alan Rogg, will talk about
the Internet and working with genealogical information found online.
A special treat will occur at noon, when the Kosher lunch that is
included in the registration fee will become the topic of JGS member,
lecturer, and food expert, Sally Tofle’s interesting discussion of the
Crypto-Jews of Spain and Portugal. These “secret” Jews retained the
dietary laws of their ancestors as they migrated into other countries
and were assimilated into other cultures.
Throughout the day, there will be vendors on site with genealogical
merchandise for sale. There will be plenty of time for questions and
answers in each session.
Registration forms are available on the society’s website:
< www.jewishgen.org/jgs-StLouis > or call program chair, Ilene Wittels,
at 314-692-2444. If you are in or near St. Louis, mark your calendar
now so you don’t miss what will surely be an outstanding conference!

Ilene Kanfer Murray
St. Louis, MO


Belarus SIG #Belarus St. Louis, MO Seminar in June #belarus

Ilene Murray <ilenemurray@...>
 

On Sunday, 8 June 2003, the Jewish Genealogical Society of St. Louis
will be holding an all-day seminar called “Challenging Genealogical
Myths.” The focus of the conference will be to recognize and try to
dispell many of the erroneous beliefs that researchers have about
genealogy.
Registration will begin at 8:00 at United Hebrew Congregation,
13788 Conway Road, Chesterfield, MO; bagels and coffee will be served
until 8:45, when the opening remarks are scheduled to begin.
The featured speaker will be Warren Blatt, JewishGen's Vice President
and Editor-in-Chief. Mr. Blatt has written many books and articles
on Jewish genealogy. Mr. Blatt will speak on the history of Jewish
surnames and later in the day on Jewish given names, >from Hebrew, to
Yiddish, to their final “Americanized” versions. Four concurrent
sessions will take place, two in the morning and two after lunch,
all featuring experienced genealogists. JGS member and former
St. Louis Genealogical Society president, Ann Carter Fleming, will
talk about errors in official records. Ted Steele, author, lecturer,
instructor, and technology expert, will discuss how to deal with all
those family stories that are passed down to us. JGS members,
instructors, and lecturers, Ed and Ilene Murray, will talk about
tombstones and cemeteries and the information that may or may not be
available there. Technology expert and chair of the St. Louis
Genealogical Society Computer Interest Group, Alan Rogg, will talk about
the Internet and working with genealogical information found online.
A special treat will occur at noon, when the Kosher lunch that is
included in the registration fee will become the topic of JGS member,
lecturer, and food expert, Sally Tofle’s interesting discussion of the
Crypto-Jews of Spain and Portugal. These “secret” Jews retained the
dietary laws of their ancestors as they migrated into other countries
and were assimilated into other cultures.
Throughout the day, there will be vendors on site with genealogical
merchandise for sale. There will be plenty of time for questions and
answers in each session.
Registration forms are available on the society’s website:
< www.jewishgen.org/jgs-StLouis > or call program chair, Ilene Wittels,
at 314-692-2444. If you are in or near St. Louis, mark your calendar
now so you don’t miss what will surely be an outstanding conference!

Ilene Kanfer Murray
St. Louis, MO


Pinsk records #belarus

Joyce Field
 

The Pinsk database recently added to the JewishGen Holocaust
Database,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0059_PinskSovietExtrComm.html
, is >from the Soviet Extraordinary Commission files, and was donated
to JewishGen by the USHMM. The introduction to this database notes
the following:

"These records are from... the State Archive of the Russian
Federation (GARF), formerly known as the Central State Archive of the
October Revolution (TsGAOR), in Moscow. Microfilmed copies are
located in the Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum (USHMM), and the name index was created by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors. Because of the testimonial nature of these
documents, this list should not be considered a comprehensive record
of Jewish victims >from Pinsk...

"The information contained in this database was indexed >from the
files of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (#RG 22.002M
Reel 24). This information is accessible to you today thanks to the
effort of the following at the USHMM: Michael Haley-Goldman and Vadim
Altskan."

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Pinsk records #belarus

Joyce Field
 

The Pinsk database recently added to the JewishGen Holocaust
Database,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0059_PinskSovietExtrComm.html
, is >from the Soviet Extraordinary Commission files, and was donated
to JewishGen by the USHMM. The introduction to this database notes
the following:

"These records are from... the State Archive of the Russian
Federation (GARF), formerly known as the Central State Archive of the
October Revolution (TsGAOR), in Moscow. Microfilmed copies are
located in the Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum (USHMM), and the name index was created by the Registry of
Holocaust Survivors. Because of the testimonial nature of these
documents, this list should not be considered a comprehensive record
of Jewish victims >from Pinsk...

"The information contained in this database was indexed >from the
files of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (#RG 22.002M
Reel 24). This information is accessible to you today thanks to the
effort of the following at the USHMM: Michael Haley-Goldman and Vadim
Altskan."

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


Death Certificate London #unitedkingdom

Peter Zimmer <Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...>
 

Hello,

I have found out now that a relative of mine, Margarete Pohl-Collin, lived =
in London until her death in 1968. She came to England around 1938 >from Ber=
lin with her husband Ernst Collin. He died in 1954. I know that Margarete l=
ived in Hemstalroad until around 1965 when she moved to some old people's h=
ome somewhere in London where she died in 1968 at the age of 90.
I am trying to find out where and when she died, where she might be buried =
and as much information as I can get.
But I don't know where to start.
Can someone give me good advice?

Thank you


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Death Certificate London #unitedkingdom

Peter Zimmer <Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...>
 

Hello,

I have found out now that a relative of mine, Margarete Pohl-Collin, lived =
in London until her death in 1968. She came to England around 1938 >from Ber=
lin with her husband Ernst Collin. He died in 1954. I know that Margarete l=
ived in Hemstalroad until around 1965 when she moved to some old people's h=
ome somewhere in London where she died in 1968 at the age of 90.
I am trying to find out where and when she died, where she might be buried =
and as much information as I can get.
But I don't know where to start.
Can someone give me good advice?

Thank you


Lokonitz #ukraine

Carol Cohen <cgandhc@...>
 

Dear UkraineSIGers:

I have responded directly to the query re: Poliakoff that was posted
today. My question is how close is Romny to Lokonitz in the Ukraine?
Does anyone know? I can't seem to find Lokonitz on my map of Ukraine.

Thank you,

Carol Cohen

Researching: POLIAKOFF, POLIAKOV, MILLOSLOVSKY, AXELROD, MATLIN,
GUDZIK, SONOVICH, Romny, Odessa, Ukraine
--
Carol Cohen
cgandhc@ont.com
Dallas, TX USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Lokonitz #ukraine

Carol Cohen <cgandhc@...>
 

Dear UkraineSIGers:

I have responded directly to the query re: Poliakoff that was posted
today. My question is how close is Romny to Lokonitz in the Ukraine?
Does anyone know? I can't seem to find Lokonitz on my map of Ukraine.

Thank you,

Carol Cohen

Researching: POLIAKOFF, POLIAKOV, MILLOSLOVSKY, AXELROD, MATLIN,
GUDZIK, SONOVICH, Romny, Odessa, Ukraine
--
Carol Cohen
cgandhc@ont.com
Dallas, TX USA


Interesting story - Jews in Italy #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear Genners:

Another interesting story >from today's New York Times on traces of
Jewish life in Italy. It is a long article -- herewith a much shorter
synopsis -- and it provides another take on our ancestors' travels,
voluntary and forced.
Every Genner's ancestors were impacted by Jewish history.

Cut and paste the long URL into your subject line.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/15/arts/design/15VENO.html?
th=&pagewanted=print&position=

NYT Arts section - May 15, 2003

In Italian Dust, Signs of a Past Jewish Life by Andree Brooks

----------

Archeologists unearthed what may be largest Jewish catacombs in Western
Europe, about 180 miles southeast of Rome, which indicates the generally
untold story of vibrant, long-lost Jewish communities of Jews in the
region >from Roman times to the end of the Middle Ages. They were
expelled >from southern Italy - the Kingdom of Naples - in the 16th
century. Even after the ban was lifted in the 18th century, few
returned.
Inscriptions, >from the 3rd-7th centuries CE are mainly in Greek, with
very little Hebrew, suggesting an assimilated life. The little Hebrew is
used to spellout Greek or Latin words, both languages commonly used in
that place and time.
Dr. Cesare Colafemmina, visiting professor of Hebrew and Hebraic
literature at the University of Calabria, said documents indicate that
Emperor Titus brought 5,000 captives to the region after the destruction
of the Second Temple in 70 CE, and added that hundreds more were thought
to have settled before and after that time. The area was an active
crossroads of maritime trade.
By the end of the fourth century, many towns were dominated by Jews, who
became political and community leaders.

Most Jewish scholars have limited interest because virtually none of
today's Jews understand their ties to these people, said Dr. Yom Tov
Assis, Hebrew University professor of medieval Jewish history. He is
also academic chairman of its International Center for the Teaching of
Jewish Civilization.
This oversight has taken place even though historians consider that some
of the Jews of southern Italy were the ancestors of the earliest Jewish
settlers in Northern and Eastern Europe. All too often, said Assis, "we
favor Jewish history only >from a base of our known family history or
something that happened in our own day."

A first-century travertine tombstone now in the basement of Naple's
National Archaeological Museum of Naples, was found in 1996 in the
museum's warehouse by Dr. Giancarlo Lacerenza of the Oriental Institute
in Naples and an ancient Near Eastern history specialist.
Its Latin inscription is regarded as the first archaeological
corroboration of Jewish captives taken by Romans into Italy from
Jerusalem in the late first century CE.
It is the headstone of Jewish Claudia Aster, age 25, probably brought to
the area as a girl and sold as a household slave, and reads in part:
"Claudia Aster, captive >from Jerusalem. Tiberius Claudius Proculus,
imperial freedman, took care of this epitaph... ."

The National Library in Naples is organizing exhibits for its generally
unknown collection of early Hebrew manuscripts and incunabula, many from
the personal library of Pope Paul III (1468-1549). A major center of
15th century Jewish book production was housed in Naples, and Southern
Italy was one of the earliest centers of Jewish learning in Europe.

There is much more to the story.
----


Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel
dardasht@barak-online.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Interesting story - Jews in Italy #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Dear Genners:

Another interesting story >from today's New York Times on traces of
Jewish life in Italy. It is a long article -- herewith a much shorter
synopsis -- and it provides another take on our ancestors' travels,
voluntary and forced.
Every Genner's ancestors were impacted by Jewish history.

Cut and paste the long URL into your subject line.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/15/arts/design/15VENO.html?
th=&pagewanted=print&position=

NYT Arts section - May 15, 2003

In Italian Dust, Signs of a Past Jewish Life by Andree Brooks

----------

Archeologists unearthed what may be largest Jewish catacombs in Western
Europe, about 180 miles southeast of Rome, which indicates the generally
untold story of vibrant, long-lost Jewish communities of Jews in the
region >from Roman times to the end of the Middle Ages. They were
expelled >from southern Italy - the Kingdom of Naples - in the 16th
century. Even after the ban was lifted in the 18th century, few
returned.
Inscriptions, >from the 3rd-7th centuries CE are mainly in Greek, with
very little Hebrew, suggesting an assimilated life. The little Hebrew is
used to spellout Greek or Latin words, both languages commonly used in
that place and time.
Dr. Cesare Colafemmina, visiting professor of Hebrew and Hebraic
literature at the University of Calabria, said documents indicate that
Emperor Titus brought 5,000 captives to the region after the destruction
of the Second Temple in 70 CE, and added that hundreds more were thought
to have settled before and after that time. The area was an active
crossroads of maritime trade.
By the end of the fourth century, many towns were dominated by Jews, who
became political and community leaders.

Most Jewish scholars have limited interest because virtually none of
today's Jews understand their ties to these people, said Dr. Yom Tov
Assis, Hebrew University professor of medieval Jewish history. He is
also academic chairman of its International Center for the Teaching of
Jewish Civilization.
This oversight has taken place even though historians consider that some
of the Jews of southern Italy were the ancestors of the earliest Jewish
settlers in Northern and Eastern Europe. All too often, said Assis, "we
favor Jewish history only >from a base of our known family history or
something that happened in our own day."

A first-century travertine tombstone now in the basement of Naple's
National Archaeological Museum of Naples, was found in 1996 in the
museum's warehouse by Dr. Giancarlo Lacerenza of the Oriental Institute
in Naples and an ancient Near Eastern history specialist.
Its Latin inscription is regarded as the first archaeological
corroboration of Jewish captives taken by Romans into Italy from
Jerusalem in the late first century CE.
It is the headstone of Jewish Claudia Aster, age 25, probably brought to
the area as a girl and sold as a household slave, and reads in part:
"Claudia Aster, captive >from Jerusalem. Tiberius Claudius Proculus,
imperial freedman, took care of this epitaph... ."

The National Library in Naples is organizing exhibits for its generally
unknown collection of early Hebrew manuscripts and incunabula, many from
the personal library of Pope Paul III (1468-1549). A major center of
15th century Jewish book production was housed in Naples, and Southern
Italy was one of the earliest centers of Jewish learning in Europe.

There is much more to the story.
----


Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel
dardasht@barak-online.net


"First American Jewish Families" Used for Posthumous Baptisms #usa

Sandi Goldsmith
 

Thought this might be of interest to the group.

Sandi Goldsmith - Georgia

Reprinted with permission >from "Nu? What's New?" the Internet
e-zine for Jewish genealogy published by Avotaynu.

The Problem That Won't Go Away
"First American Jewish Families" Used for Posthumous Baptisms

It has been discovered that yet another major Jewish work has been used by
the Mormon Church for posthumous baptisms. Most deceased persons identified
in Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern's book, "First American Jewish Families"--some
30,000 persons--have been discovered in the International Genealogical
Index (IGI). The IGI is a database of some 250 million people for whom
some Mormon ordinance, usually posthumous baptism, has been performed.
"First American Jewish Families" identifies more than 35,000 people who are
descendants of the earliest Jewish immigrants to the United States. Rabbi
Stern is considered by many to the father of contemporary Jewish genealogy.

Recently, Chaim Freedman of Israel, who was born in Australia, discovered
that many of the most distinguished Australian rabbis and Jewish leaders of
the past were listed in the IGI, indicating that posthumous baptisms were
performed on them. He also discovered that birth records >from London's
Hambro synagogue were used for the Mormon ritual.

The evidence is that these ordinances were performed prior to the 1995
agreement between the Mormon Church and major Jewish organizations at which
time the Church agreed to discontinue baptism of deceased Jews. Information
regarding this agreement can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ldsagree.html. The events that lead up
to the agreement can be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/mormon.htm

I recently read a biography of Alma Rose the Jewish woman who was conductor
of the women's orchestra at Auschwitz. (She died in the camp.) Last night, I
searched the IGI and found her name--twice. So is her mother Justine Mahler
Rosenblum, the sister of the noted Austrian-Jewish composer, Gustav Mahler,
who is also in the IGI. Either Alma Rose was posthumously baptized after
1995 or her baptism was in violation of the 95-year rule the Church has
established which states you cannot posthumously baptize a person who was
born within the past 95 years without permission of living members of the
immediate family.

The IGI can be searched at
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp Then click on the
words "International Genealogical Index" on the left part of the screen to
limit the search to the IGI only.


MODERATOR NOTE: This message is posted for informational purposes only
and in no way is an invitation to open discussion of Mormon practice which
would be considered offtopic. For the historical background on this topic,
please see the JewishGen InfoFile at http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ldsagree.html


Early American SIG #USA "First American Jewish Families" Used for Posthumous Baptisms #usa

Sandi Goldsmith
 

Thought this might be of interest to the group.

Sandi Goldsmith - Georgia

Reprinted with permission >from "Nu? What's New?" the Internet
e-zine for Jewish genealogy published by Avotaynu.

The Problem That Won't Go Away
"First American Jewish Families" Used for Posthumous Baptisms

It has been discovered that yet another major Jewish work has been used by
the Mormon Church for posthumous baptisms. Most deceased persons identified
in Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern's book, "First American Jewish Families"--some
30,000 persons--have been discovered in the International Genealogical
Index (IGI). The IGI is a database of some 250 million people for whom
some Mormon ordinance, usually posthumous baptism, has been performed.
"First American Jewish Families" identifies more than 35,000 people who are
descendants of the earliest Jewish immigrants to the United States. Rabbi
Stern is considered by many to the father of contemporary Jewish genealogy.

Recently, Chaim Freedman of Israel, who was born in Australia, discovered
that many of the most distinguished Australian rabbis and Jewish leaders of
the past were listed in the IGI, indicating that posthumous baptisms were
performed on them. He also discovered that birth records >from London's
Hambro synagogue were used for the Mormon ritual.

The evidence is that these ordinances were performed prior to the 1995
agreement between the Mormon Church and major Jewish organizations at which
time the Church agreed to discontinue baptism of deceased Jews. Information
regarding this agreement can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ldsagree.html. The events that lead up
to the agreement can be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/mormon.htm

I recently read a biography of Alma Rose the Jewish woman who was conductor
of the women's orchestra at Auschwitz. (She died in the camp.) Last night, I
searched the IGI and found her name--twice. So is her mother Justine Mahler
Rosenblum, the sister of the noted Austrian-Jewish composer, Gustav Mahler,
who is also in the IGI. Either Alma Rose was posthumously baptized after
1995 or her baptism was in violation of the 95-year rule the Church has
established which states you cannot posthumously baptize a person who was
born within the past 95 years without permission of living members of the
immediate family.

The IGI can be searched at
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp Then click on the
words "International Genealogical Index" on the left part of the screen to
limit the search to the IGI only.


MODERATOR NOTE: This message is posted for informational purposes only
and in no way is an invitation to open discussion of Mormon practice which
would be considered offtopic. For the historical background on this topic,
please see the JewishGen InfoFile at http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ldsagree.html


Thanks to Icycle #general

vangheluwe-smietan <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Thanks to all friends that explained to me that "Icycle" is not a
one-welled-bike, but yiddished Yitzhak>>> Itzikl, then, gallicised Icycle

genealogy is fun...

Daniel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks to Icycle #general

vangheluwe-smietan <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Thanks to all friends that explained to me that "Icycle" is not a
one-welled-bike, but yiddished Yitzhak>>> Itzikl, then, gallicised Icycle

genealogy is fun...

Daniel


SITE CITE: Murdered in Medical Institutions, List of persons #germany

Lande
 

Rene Talbot >from the Israeli Association Against Psychiatric Assault has
placed on his website, http://www.iaapa.org.il/claims.htm
the names of 30,076 persons (mostly non-Jews) murdered during the Nazi era
in psychiatric institutions.

This list, obtained >from the Bundesarchiv, is only a small percentage of
the persons murdered in Germany in Nazi "eugenics" programs, but it is the
first time that any such lists have been made public. Information on
family and personal names, maiden names and dates of birth is provided.

Peter Lande Washington DC


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE: Murdered in Medical Institutions, List of persons #germany

Lande
 

Rene Talbot >from the Israeli Association Against Psychiatric Assault has
placed on his website, http://www.iaapa.org.il/claims.htm
the names of 30,076 persons (mostly non-Jews) murdered during the Nazi era
in psychiatric institutions.

This list, obtained >from the Bundesarchiv, is only a small percentage of
the persons murdered in Germany in Nazi "eugenics" programs, but it is the
first time that any such lists have been made public. Information on
family and personal names, maiden names and dates of birth is provided.

Peter Lande Washington DC


SITE CITE: Name adoption list Wetzlar #germany

Wolfgang Fritzsche <W.Fritzsche@...>
 

Dear GerSigers,
I have added an update to my website: the name adoption list of Wetzlar,
Hessen Year: 1811.
You will find it under:

www.A-H-B.de/AHB/Wetzlar.htm

More lists are to be found under www.A-H-B.de/AHB/links_e.htm

With best regards

Wolfgang Fritzsche, PhD, prof. genealogist, Hesse, Germany


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE: Name adoption list Wetzlar #germany

Wolfgang Fritzsche <W.Fritzsche@...>
 

Dear GerSigers,
I have added an update to my website: the name adoption list of Wetzlar,
Hessen Year: 1811.
You will find it under:

www.A-H-B.de/AHB/Wetzlar.htm

More lists are to be found under www.A-H-B.de/AHB/links_e.htm

With best regards

Wolfgang Fritzsche, PhD, prof. genealogist, Hesse, Germany