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Werner Frank to Talk at JGSLA Meeting on June 21 #rabbinic

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Werner Frank, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA)
member, will present at the JGSLA June 21st meeting, which is
co-sponsored with the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles. The
title of the presentation is: The Genealogist's Crowning Achievement:
Recording His Legacy.

Mr. Frank began researching his family history in 1996 and has amassed
a database of over 30,000 names. His research has extended back to the
13th century through a connection to the rabbinic dynasty of Rabbi
Meir of Rothenburg. His opus is an account of Landjuden (small town
Jews) whose livelihood as horse, cattle, and feed brokers depended
upon the needs of the surrounding gentile farming communities. Their
lives and struggles are recorded for a period of over 300 years in
Germany, >from the Thirty Years War to the impact of Nazism. He has
recently published a meticulously researched 900 page family
history:Legacy: The Saga of a German-Jewish Family over Time and
Circumstance The book was published by the Avotaynu Foundation.

Mr. Frank will discuss the creation of the book and some of his
incredible discoveries in conducting research in his ancestral towns
and specialized libraries in Germany, Israel, and the United States.
Mr. Frank is a member of the JGSLA and the two French SIGs- Gen Ami
and Cercle de Généalogie Juvie; and participated in launching GERSIG
and has written for Stammbaum, Maajan and Avotaynu. He is a retired
software company executive.

Date and Time: Monday, June 21, 2004 7:00 pm- please note earlier
start time. Due to going through entry security, -see below- please
arrive early enough to accommodate going through the security line.

Location: Jewish Federation Building, Board Room 6505 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles. Exit Santa Monica Freeway (405) at La Cienga Blvd. Drive
north 2 miles and turn right on Wilshire Blvd. Free parking is
available at the Federation garage; tandem spaces may require leaving
car keys with attendants. Parking is limited. Street parking is also
available. Allow time for building entry security check.

Pre-Registration is Required: While there is no fee for attending the
meeting, and both JGSLA members and non-members are welcome, due to
security requirements at the Federation Building, all participants
MUST pre-register with the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles by
leaving a phone message at: (323) 761-8644 or e-mail them at
<info@jccla.org>.

For more information on the JGSLA please visit our website:
http://JGSLA.org

Jan Meisels Allen
VP Programs


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Werner Frank to Talk at JGSLA Meeting on June 21 #rabbinic

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Werner Frank, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA)
member, will present at the JGSLA June 21st meeting, which is
co-sponsored with the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles. The
title of the presentation is: The Genealogist's Crowning Achievement:
Recording His Legacy.

Mr. Frank began researching his family history in 1996 and has amassed
a database of over 30,000 names. His research has extended back to the
13th century through a connection to the rabbinic dynasty of Rabbi
Meir of Rothenburg. His opus is an account of Landjuden (small town
Jews) whose livelihood as horse, cattle, and feed brokers depended
upon the needs of the surrounding gentile farming communities. Their
lives and struggles are recorded for a period of over 300 years in
Germany, >from the Thirty Years War to the impact of Nazism. He has
recently published a meticulously researched 900 page family
history:Legacy: The Saga of a German-Jewish Family over Time and
Circumstance The book was published by the Avotaynu Foundation.

Mr. Frank will discuss the creation of the book and some of his
incredible discoveries in conducting research in his ancestral towns
and specialized libraries in Germany, Israel, and the United States.
Mr. Frank is a member of the JGSLA and the two French SIGs- Gen Ami
and Cercle de Généalogie Juvie; and participated in launching GERSIG
and has written for Stammbaum, Maajan and Avotaynu. He is a retired
software company executive.

Date and Time: Monday, June 21, 2004 7:00 pm- please note earlier
start time. Due to going through entry security, -see below- please
arrive early enough to accommodate going through the security line.

Location: Jewish Federation Building, Board Room 6505 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles. Exit Santa Monica Freeway (405) at La Cienga Blvd. Drive
north 2 miles and turn right on Wilshire Blvd. Free parking is
available at the Federation garage; tandem spaces may require leaving
car keys with attendants. Parking is limited. Street parking is also
available. Allow time for building entry security check.

Pre-Registration is Required: While there is no fee for attending the
meeting, and both JGSLA members and non-members are welcome, due to
security requirements at the Federation Building, all participants
MUST pre-register with the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles by
leaving a phone message at: (323) 761-8644 or e-mail them at
<info@jccla.org>.

For more information on the JGSLA please visit our website:
http://JGSLA.org

Jan Meisels Allen
VP Programs


EPSTEIN & RABINOVITCH [was: Rabbi Matisyahu Treves] #rabbinic

rosinskyb
 

On 2004.06.09, Neil Rosenstein <neil@tali.com> wrote

Secondly, the above mentioned book also includes the EPSTEIN family
genealogy (yes - numerous trees also included) and thus the
genelaogy of Samuel Avigdor Tosefa.

Why we keep trying to reinvent the wheel beats me.
Hi all

I have just established a connection to a Rabbi Yehoshua Yaakov
RABINOWITZ of Horodetz and Antopol (1803-1903). I was wondering if
anybody knows of a connection between RABINOWITZ and Shmuel Avigdor
TOSEFA. R. Y.Y. RABINOWITZ's son was Mordechai Leib RABINOVITCH. He
was (by family legend) married to a descendant of the "Vilna"
EPSTEINs.

The family lived the area of Kobryn and Pruzhany, marrying into
other local rabbi's families. R. Y.Y. RABINOWITZ's brother
published many books in German and French, his name was Dr. Israel
Michel RABBINOWITZ (1818-1893, he moved to Breslau at around 1850
then to Paris). He was also one of the first "Maskilim" in the
Grodno/Brest are (where he was an "Ilui").

Regarding Mr. Rosenstein's comment... I am now writing >from the
National Library in Jerusalem - your book does not appear in the
database (on order) - so I guess that's why people still need to
discuss these issues.

Philip Rosinsky


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic EPSTEIN & RABINOVITCH [was: Rabbi Matisyahu Treves] #rabbinic

rosinskyb
 

On 2004.06.09, Neil Rosenstein <neil@tali.com> wrote

Secondly, the above mentioned book also includes the EPSTEIN family
genealogy (yes - numerous trees also included) and thus the
genelaogy of Samuel Avigdor Tosefa.

Why we keep trying to reinvent the wheel beats me.
Hi all

I have just established a connection to a Rabbi Yehoshua Yaakov
RABINOWITZ of Horodetz and Antopol (1803-1903). I was wondering if
anybody knows of a connection between RABINOWITZ and Shmuel Avigdor
TOSEFA. R. Y.Y. RABINOWITZ's son was Mordechai Leib RABINOVITCH. He
was (by family legend) married to a descendant of the "Vilna"
EPSTEINs.

The family lived the area of Kobryn and Pruzhany, marrying into
other local rabbi's families. R. Y.Y. RABINOWITZ's brother
published many books in German and French, his name was Dr. Israel
Michel RABBINOWITZ (1818-1893, he moved to Breslau at around 1850
then to Paris). He was also one of the first "Maskilim" in the
Grodno/Brest are (where he was an "Ilui").

Regarding Mr. Rosenstein's comment... I am now writing >from the
National Library in Jerusalem - your book does not appear in the
database (on order) - so I guess that's why people still need to
discuss these issues.

Philip Rosinsky


PRIBIL, FERD, FEARD, FISHMAN, HERSHBERG from Lithuania #general

"EMB" <m*i*s*c*1*1*2*2*@...>
 

Looking for info about
PRIBIL, FERD, FEARD, FISHMAN, HERSHBERG >from Lithuania

Arrived in US 1900-1910.

Names I have:

Abraham and Ruth Pribil

Meyer (Myer) HERSHBERG/wife: Anna Fritzel

Joseph & Katie FISHMAN

Morris Guraluik/wife: Frima FREEDMAN

Thank You, Christine Barker

Family Names: PRIBIL, FERD, FEARD, FISHMAN, HERSHBERG, GURALUIK from
Lithuania To US in PA and OH via NY (and Boston?).

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PRIBIL, FERD, FEARD, FISHMAN, HERSHBERG from Lithuania #general

"EMB" <m*i*s*c*1*1*2*2*@...>
 

Looking for info about
PRIBIL, FERD, FEARD, FISHMAN, HERSHBERG >from Lithuania

Arrived in US 1900-1910.

Names I have:

Abraham and Ruth Pribil

Meyer (Myer) HERSHBERG/wife: Anna Fritzel

Joseph & Katie FISHMAN

Morris Guraluik/wife: Frima FREEDMAN

Thank You, Christine Barker

Family Names: PRIBIL, FERD, FEARD, FISHMAN, HERSHBERG, GURALUIK from
Lithuania To US in PA and OH via NY (and Boston?).

MODERATOR NOTE: In order to reply to Christine, follow the anti-spam instructions
provided on the "from" line.


Basch/Boas #germany

Werner Zimmt <wsz@...>
 

With respect to the variations in names described by the writer, I can attest to
a similar change in spelling in my family. Since the middle of the 19th century
the name has always been spelled BOSCHWITZ, but in Edward' Luft's book it is
spelled BASCHWITZ, and that does not seem to be a mistake, since in another
document, a list of subscribers to a Machzor to be printed in 1838, it is also
BASCHWITZ. This latter document is in Yiddish, and the vowel ubder the B is
a (-), not o. There are a number of people called BASCHWITZ today, so perhaps the
change was accidental.

Werner Zimmt Tucson, AZ <wsz@Ag.arizona.edu>


German SIG #Germany Basch/Boas #germany

Werner Zimmt <wsz@...>
 

With respect to the variations in names described by the writer, I can attest to
a similar change in spelling in my family. Since the middle of the 19th century
the name has always been spelled BOSCHWITZ, but in Edward' Luft's book it is
spelled BASCHWITZ, and that does not seem to be a mistake, since in another
document, a list of subscribers to a Machzor to be printed in 1838, it is also
BASCHWITZ. This latter document is in Yiddish, and the vowel ubder the B is
a (-), not o. There are a number of people called BASCHWITZ today, so perhaps the
change was accidental.

Werner Zimmt Tucson, AZ <wsz@Ag.arizona.edu>


Re: EISENMANN/Grosskrotzenburg, June 07, 2004 #germany

Christopher Massur <cmassur@...>
 

There are graves EISEMANN in Rotenburg/Fulda in connection with a Gumpel
WERTHAN. See:

http://www.zum.de/Faecher/Materialien/nuhn/friedhof/namen/friedhof1.htm

but sometimes it is helpful to check first the occupations of the families
in order to find out, how their relationships developped. If I, not knowing
anything about your family, would look for someone in Grosskrotzenburg, the
first place would be the closer by bigger communities like Hanau or even
Frankfurt or Aschaffenburg. The transport in those days was over the Main
river and places along that route would be logical. Also the Orb area seems
more logical. The name EISENMAN is documented in Hanau, if I am not mistaken.

Christopher Massur, Curaçao <cmassur@hotmail.com>


Mt Lebanon (Philadephia) cemetery #general

Israel P
 

Is there someone who can photograph a grave for me at Mt Lebanon Cemetery,
near Philadephia PA? (Actually, two graves - a married couple.) I would prefer
someone who reads Hebrew, just in case.

Israel Pickholtz

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


German SIG #Germany RE: EISENMANN/Grosskrotzenburg, June 07, 2004 #germany

Christopher Massur <cmassur@...>
 

There are graves EISEMANN in Rotenburg/Fulda in connection with a Gumpel
WERTHAN. See:

http://www.zum.de/Faecher/Materialien/nuhn/friedhof/namen/friedhof1.htm

but sometimes it is helpful to check first the occupations of the families
in order to find out, how their relationships developped. If I, not knowing
anything about your family, would look for someone in Grosskrotzenburg, the
first place would be the closer by bigger communities like Hanau or even
Frankfurt or Aschaffenburg. The transport in those days was over the Main
river and places along that route would be logical. Also the Orb area seems
more logical. The name EISENMAN is documented in Hanau, if I am not mistaken.

Christopher Massur, Curaçao <cmassur@hotmail.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt Lebanon (Philadephia) cemetery #general

Israel P
 

Is there someone who can photograph a grave for me at Mt Lebanon Cemetery,
near Philadephia PA? (Actually, two graves - a married couple.) I would prefer
someone who reads Hebrew, just in case.

Israel Pickholtz

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Military Uniforms #general

egrdn@...
 

In a message dated 6/8/2004 11:39:17 PM Pacific Standard Time, Lewis Stein
sinamos@mac.com writes:

The one question which Mark could not answer was how an obvious Jew (Hirsch
Englisher) could have been a non-com in an elite regiment.
One of my GOLDSHOLL cousins or uncles was a corporal in the Russian army.
Supposedly he attained that rank, which I am told was high for a Jew, because
he was so good with the horses.

Eleanor Gordon
California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Military Uniforms #general

egrdn@...
 

In a message dated 6/8/2004 11:39:17 PM Pacific Standard Time, Lewis Stein
sinamos@mac.com writes:

The one question which Mark could not answer was how an obvious Jew (Hirsch
Englisher) could have been a non-com in an elite regiment.
One of my GOLDSHOLL cousins or uncles was a corporal in the Russian army.
Supposedly he attained that rank, which I am told was high for a Jew, because
he was so good with the horses.

Eleanor Gordon
California


Conference offers Jerusalem Burial data to attendees #germany

martha@...
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final touches on the
program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in Jerusalem. We have made
arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial Society] to enable you to search for
where your relatives might be buried in Jerusalem [only].

We are posting a downloadable .pdf on our website:

http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf

This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as instructed on the
form. When you arrive at the Conference, the information will be waiting for you.

We will continue this service after the conference as well, but preference until
then will be given to those registered for the conference.

Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for research
during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4 - 9 July will be as follows:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-7:00 pm. Storerooms
(containing most of the books and all the archival material) close at 5:00
pm. but the reading room will remain open until 7:00pm.
Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30-12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00.

Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on the
computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be opened
according to need. The information desk at the entrance to the reading room
will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.

Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.

***You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to our
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on "news" in
the left hand column! See you in Jerusalem!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


German SIG #Germany Conference offers Jerusalem Burial data to attendees #germany

martha@...
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final touches on the
program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in Jerusalem. We have made
arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial Society] to enable you to search for
where your relatives might be buried in Jerusalem [only].

We are posting a downloadable .pdf on our website:

http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf

This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as instructed on the
form. When you arrive at the Conference, the information will be waiting for you.

We will continue this service after the conference as well, but preference until
then will be given to those registered for the conference.

Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for research
during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4 - 9 July will be as follows:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-7:00 pm. Storerooms
(containing most of the books and all the archival material) close at 5:00
pm. but the reading room will remain open until 7:00pm.
Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30-12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00.

Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on the
computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be opened
according to need. The information desk at the entrance to the reading room
will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.

Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.

***You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to our
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on "news" in
the left hand column! See you in Jerusalem!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Namengebung for Baden #germany

luftman1@...
 

Michael Marx, a fellow gersigger, has sent me a copy of a "Namengebung Listen"
for the city of Malsch bei Wieloch, Baden prepared ca 1815, and listing by
family all Jws in that city. The list was copied >from a document in the Leo
Baeck Institute and provides the patronymic name and then the "chosen" family
name. I can send copies of the page on request.

Does anyone have a list of cities in the Baeck collection?

Is only Baden covered? Can one get copies without going to NY?
I have seen in the archives the submission be akaiser dated 2001, but no further
discussion re Namengebung.

Al Luftman luftman1@aol.com Natick, MA


German SIG #Germany Namengebung for Baden #germany

luftman1@...
 

Michael Marx, a fellow gersigger, has sent me a copy of a "Namengebung Listen"
for the city of Malsch bei Wieloch, Baden prepared ca 1815, and listing by
family all Jws in that city. The list was copied >from a document in the Leo
Baeck Institute and provides the patronymic name and then the "chosen" family
name. I can send copies of the page on request.

Does anyone have a list of cities in the Baeck collection?

Is only Baden covered? Can one get copies without going to NY?
I have seen in the archives the submission be akaiser dated 2001, but no further
discussion re Namengebung.

Al Luftman luftman1@aol.com Natick, MA


Jewish refugees in the Philippines #germany

Lande
 

Readers may not be aware that over 1,300 Jewish refugees, mostly German and
Austrian, reached the Philippines, hoping to go on to the United States, and
that most survived.

Their lives under Japanese occupation is interestingly described in Frank
Ephraim's new book, "Escape to Manila" - >from Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror".

Ephraim has also computerized the names of 1,319 refugees, and these will shortly
appear on Jewishgen's Holocaust name lists collection.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. <pdlande@starpower.net>


German SIG #Germany Jewish refugees in the Philippines #germany

Lande
 

Readers may not be aware that over 1,300 Jewish refugees, mostly German and
Austrian, reached the Philippines, hoping to go on to the United States, and
that most survived.

Their lives under Japanese occupation is interestingly described in Frank
Ephraim's new book, "Escape to Manila" - >from Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Terror".

Ephraim has also computerized the names of 1,319 refugees, and these will shortly
appear on Jewishgen's Holocaust name lists collection.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. <pdlande@starpower.net>