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JGSGW - Alexandria, VA - March Meeting & Beginners Workshop - Corrected Date #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Corrected Date

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington

Meeting

Program: "The Jews of the Sudan"
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Malka, M.D.
Date: Sunday. March 11, , 2012
Location: Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, VA
Time: 1:00 PM - Schmooze, 1:30 PM - Short Business Meeting
and Program

Learn about the little known history of the intrepid Jews who in the late
nineteenth century settled in the uncharted lands at the junction of the
Blue and White Niles, prospered, established the only B'nai B'rith lodge in
the heart of Africa, and whose members later had an significant impacts on
Israel and world Jewry in present times. Dr. Malka speaks on this subject
with in-depth personal knowledge, as his grandfather Shlomo Malka was the
Chief Rabbi of the Sudan >from 1904 to 1949. Dr. Malka was born in the Sudan
and lived there until he was 10 with several later visits up to 1956.

A retired professor of orthopaedic surgery, Jeffrey Malka is the author of
the prize-winning book "Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering your Sephardic
Ancestors and their World" 2nd ed (Avotaynu, 2009) and creator of
JewishGen's SephardicSIG website based on his own popular SephardicGen
Resources website. Descended >from a long line of Sephardic rabbis going back
to the 14th century, cabbalists and authors, and 13th century tax
collectors, he is one of the pioneers of Sephardic genealogy in the United
States. Dr. Malka was an invited lecturer at the Library of Congress,
several IAJGS annual conferences, Washington Jewish Historical Society, and
Jewish Genealogy Societies in the US, Canada, Spain, and Istanbul. He is a
long-time member of JGSGW and served as the Program Coordinator for the 31st
IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy held in Washington, DC in August, 2011.

The is free to JGSGW members and a fee of $5.00 is charged for non-members.

Beginner's Workshop

Speakers: Arline Sachs and Faith Klein
Date: Sunday. March 12, 2012
Location: Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, VA
Time: 3:00 PM

After finding out what the people are doing or know now, we will talk
briefly about writing down what you already know or think you know and then
interviewing as these are the first steps. There will be a discussion about
the handout.

Faith will lead the group to the Jack Klein Memorial Library and Faith will
explain the genealogy materials there. Jack Klein was the second President
of JGSGW. Attendees will receive a copy of 7th edition of "Jump-Start Your
Jewish Genealogy Research: A Beginner's Guide."

The workshop is open to JGSGW members only. Space is limited and
pre-registration is required. Email registration request to
president@...

For more information and directions to Beth El hebrew Congregation, see our
website at http://jgsgw.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW - Alexandria, VA - March Meeting & Beginners Workshop - Corrected Date #general

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

Corrected Date

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington

Meeting

Program: "The Jews of the Sudan"
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Malka, M.D.
Date: Sunday. March 11, , 2012
Location: Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, VA
Time: 1:00 PM - Schmooze, 1:30 PM - Short Business Meeting
and Program

Learn about the little known history of the intrepid Jews who in the late
nineteenth century settled in the uncharted lands at the junction of the
Blue and White Niles, prospered, established the only B'nai B'rith lodge in
the heart of Africa, and whose members later had an significant impacts on
Israel and world Jewry in present times. Dr. Malka speaks on this subject
with in-depth personal knowledge, as his grandfather Shlomo Malka was the
Chief Rabbi of the Sudan >from 1904 to 1949. Dr. Malka was born in the Sudan
and lived there until he was 10 with several later visits up to 1956.

A retired professor of orthopaedic surgery, Jeffrey Malka is the author of
the prize-winning book "Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering your Sephardic
Ancestors and their World" 2nd ed (Avotaynu, 2009) and creator of
JewishGen's SephardicSIG website based on his own popular SephardicGen
Resources website. Descended >from a long line of Sephardic rabbis going back
to the 14th century, cabbalists and authors, and 13th century tax
collectors, he is one of the pioneers of Sephardic genealogy in the United
States. Dr. Malka was an invited lecturer at the Library of Congress,
several IAJGS annual conferences, Washington Jewish Historical Society, and
Jewish Genealogy Societies in the US, Canada, Spain, and Istanbul. He is a
long-time member of JGSGW and served as the Program Coordinator for the 31st
IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy held in Washington, DC in August, 2011.

The is free to JGSGW members and a fee of $5.00 is charged for non-members.

Beginner's Workshop

Speakers: Arline Sachs and Faith Klein
Date: Sunday. March 12, 2012
Location: Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, VA
Time: 3:00 PM

After finding out what the people are doing or know now, we will talk
briefly about writing down what you already know or think you know and then
interviewing as these are the first steps. There will be a discussion about
the handout.

Faith will lead the group to the Jack Klein Memorial Library and Faith will
explain the genealogy materials there. Jack Klein was the second President
of JGSGW. Attendees will receive a copy of 7th edition of "Jump-Start Your
Jewish Genealogy Research: A Beginner's Guide."

The workshop is open to JGSGW members only. Space is limited and
pre-registration is required. Email registration request to
president@...

For more information and directions to Beth El hebrew Congregation, see our
website at http://jgsgw.org/


Re: woman taking back maiden name #romania

rlaks2@...
 

I am also wondering about a woman taking back her maiden
name after divorce or the death of her husband. I seem to
have a g.g.g-aunt who lived in Harlau/Hirlau, Romania and
seems to have reverted back to her maiden name after the
death of her husband. Even her daughter went by her mother's
maiden name. (The father died when the daughter was very young).
Was this a common practice?

Reba Wynn Laks
Lake Hill, NY

Researching HALPERN of Harlau/Hirlau, Romania;
ITZKOWITZ/ITCHKOWITZ of Russia or Latvia;
Mallen of Poland; COHEN of Antopol, Russia/Belarus;
FRANK of Odessa, Russia; HERCHIKOFF/HERCHIKOW/GERTCHIKOFF/GERELTIKOFF,
ABELEVA of Schedrin, Belarus; KISHTER of Gomel/Homel or Mogilev/Mohilev,
Belarus.


Romania SIG #Romania Re: woman taking back maiden name #romania

rlaks2@...
 

I am also wondering about a woman taking back her maiden
name after divorce or the death of her husband. I seem to
have a g.g.g-aunt who lived in Harlau/Hirlau, Romania and
seems to have reverted back to her maiden name after the
death of her husband. Even her daughter went by her mother's
maiden name. (The father died when the daughter was very young).
Was this a common practice?

Reba Wynn Laks
Lake Hill, NY

Researching HALPERN of Harlau/Hirlau, Romania;
ITZKOWITZ/ITCHKOWITZ of Russia or Latvia;
Mallen of Poland; COHEN of Antopol, Russia/Belarus;
FRANK of Odessa, Russia; HERCHIKOFF/HERCHIKOW/GERTCHIKOFF/GERELTIKOFF,
ABELEVA of Schedrin, Belarus; KISHTER of Gomel/Homel or Mogilev/Mohilev,
Belarus.


H. W. Ingberg in Lodz #poland #lodz

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Dear members,

I have recently discovered some old letters my mother kept >from her
siblings which were sent to her shortly after WWII. One mentions that
my maternal grandfather, Hirsch Wolf INGBERG had a shop in Lodz at 11
Listopada 3. It claims that he opened this after being deported from
Germany in 1938. This is new information to me and I do not even know
if it is accurate. All prior information indicated that the family went
to Warsaw. However, I have been told that there were relatives in Lodz.

In looking at the Lodz Ghetto database, I find the following:
INGBER, Ita 12/01/1895 F Lodz, Poland (original address) 11 Listopada 7
(ghetto address) Altmarkt 12 Flat 8 13/09/1942 / AUSG Hausfrau
It seems that this Ita INGBER might very well be a relative to my
grandfather Hirsch Wolf Ingberg.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might continue my research
on this connection? Is anyone familiar with the family of Ita INGBER?
Is there any source to search for a business opening during this time
period (1938/39) at this address? What is the likelihood that one could
even open a business at that time? Any help will be most appreciated!

You may respond to me privately at: cattheater@...
Thank you!
Elizabeth Jackson
Muskegon, MI, USA
Searching: INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, WASSERSPRING, GOLDFLAM, RUDA, AJZENSPRUNG,
MANDEL, KIRSCHROT, KUTSCHINSKI


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland H. W. Ingberg in Lodz #poland #lodz

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Dear members,

I have recently discovered some old letters my mother kept >from her
siblings which were sent to her shortly after WWII. One mentions that
my maternal grandfather, Hirsch Wolf INGBERG had a shop in Lodz at 11
Listopada 3. It claims that he opened this after being deported from
Germany in 1938. This is new information to me and I do not even know
if it is accurate. All prior information indicated that the family went
to Warsaw. However, I have been told that there were relatives in Lodz.

In looking at the Lodz Ghetto database, I find the following:
INGBER, Ita 12/01/1895 F Lodz, Poland (original address) 11 Listopada 7
(ghetto address) Altmarkt 12 Flat 8 13/09/1942 / AUSG Hausfrau
It seems that this Ita INGBER might very well be a relative to my
grandfather Hirsch Wolf Ingberg.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might continue my research
on this connection? Is anyone familiar with the family of Ita INGBER?
Is there any source to search for a business opening during this time
period (1938/39) at this address? What is the likelihood that one could
even open a business at that time? Any help will be most appreciated!

You may respond to me privately at: cattheater@...
Thank you!
Elizabeth Jackson
Muskegon, MI, USA
Searching: INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, WASSERSPRING, GOLDFLAM, RUDA, AJZENSPRUNG,
MANDEL, KIRSCHROT, KUTSCHINSKI


H. W. Ingberg in Lodz #poland

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Dear members,

I have recently discovered some old letters my mother kept >from her
siblings which were sent to her shortly after WWII. One mentions that
my maternal grandfather, Hirsch Wolf INGBERG had a shop in Lodz at 11
Listopada 3. It claims that he opened this after being deported from
Germany in 1938. This is new information to me and I do not even know
if it is accurate. All prior information indicated that the family went
to Warsaw. However, I have been told that there were relatives in Lodz.

In looking at the Lodz Ghetto database, I find the following:
INGBER, Ita 12/01/1895 F Lodz, Poland (original address) 11 Listopada 7
(ghetto address) Altmarkt 12 Flat 8 13/09/1942 / AUSG Hausfrau
It seems that this Ita INGBER might very well be a relative to my
grandfather Hirsch Wolf Ingberg.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might continue my research
on this connection? Is anyone familiar with the family of Ita INGBER?
Is there any source to search for a business opening during this time
period (1938/39) at this address? What is the likelihood that one could
even open a business at that time? Any help will be most appreciated!

You may respond to me privately at: cattheater@...
Thank you!
Elizabeth Jackson
Muskegon, MI, USA
Searching: INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, WASSERSPRING, GOLDFLAM, RUDA, AJZENSPRUNG,
MANDEL, KIRSCHROT, KUTSCHINSKI


JRI Poland #Poland H. W. Ingberg in Lodz #poland

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Dear members,

I have recently discovered some old letters my mother kept >from her
siblings which were sent to her shortly after WWII. One mentions that
my maternal grandfather, Hirsch Wolf INGBERG had a shop in Lodz at 11
Listopada 3. It claims that he opened this after being deported from
Germany in 1938. This is new information to me and I do not even know
if it is accurate. All prior information indicated that the family went
to Warsaw. However, I have been told that there were relatives in Lodz.

In looking at the Lodz Ghetto database, I find the following:
INGBER, Ita 12/01/1895 F Lodz, Poland (original address) 11 Listopada 7
(ghetto address) Altmarkt 12 Flat 8 13/09/1942 / AUSG Hausfrau
It seems that this Ita INGBER might very well be a relative to my
grandfather Hirsch Wolf Ingberg.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might continue my research
on this connection? Is anyone familiar with the family of Ita INGBER?
Is there any source to search for a business opening during this time
period (1938/39) at this address? What is the likelihood that one could
even open a business at that time? Any help will be most appreciated!

You may respond to me privately at: cattheater@...
Thank you!
Elizabeth Jackson
Muskegon, MI, USA
Searching: INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, WASSERSPRING, GOLDFLAM, RUDA, AJZENSPRUNG,
MANDEL, KIRSCHROT, KUTSCHINSKI


Polishjews.org website- Ingberg #poland

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello members!

On the website Polishjews.org, there is a page where you can post
information on people you are looking for. On this page, I find the
following post:
Kersch family Looking for the family KIRSCHENBLATT, KERSCHENBLAT
(probably >from Lodz)
Chaje Kirschenblatt - the daughter was Sara.
Moshek (Morris) Kerschenblat - son of Yudek and Tcerlia.
Khaja Kirschbaum - daughter of Motele and Rulmmiur Ingberg.
Moshek (Morris) Kerschenblat was 24 years old in 1912 when he marries
Khaja Rifka Kirschbaum 20 years old.

I am anxious to contact the individual who made this post, but when I
tried (via the website), I was told that their email is no longer
current. I am researching the INGBERG family line and would like to
discuss Motele and Rulmmiur Ingberg with the person who made this post.

If anyone has information on this family or contact with the submitter,
I would appreciate help making a contact.

Thank you!
Elizabeth Jackson,
Muskegon MI USA
Researching: INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, GOLDFLAM, WASSERSPRING, RUDA,
MANDEL, BAUMWOLL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family or contact
information.


JRI Poland #Poland Polishjews.org website- Ingberg #poland

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello members!

On the website Polishjews.org, there is a page where you can post
information on people you are looking for. On this page, I find the
following post:
Kersch family Looking for the family KIRSCHENBLATT, KERSCHENBLAT
(probably >from Lodz)
Chaje Kirschenblatt - the daughter was Sara.
Moshek (Morris) Kerschenblat - son of Yudek and Tcerlia.
Khaja Kirschbaum - daughter of Motele and Rulmmiur Ingberg.
Moshek (Morris) Kerschenblat was 24 years old in 1912 when he marries
Khaja Rifka Kirschbaum 20 years old.

I am anxious to contact the individual who made this post, but when I
tried (via the website), I was told that their email is no longer
current. I am researching the INGBERG family line and would like to
discuss Motele and Rulmmiur Ingberg with the person who made this post.

If anyone has information on this family or contact with the submitter,
I would appreciate help making a contact.

Thank you!
Elizabeth Jackson,
Muskegon MI USA
Researching: INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, GOLDFLAM, WASSERSPRING, RUDA,
MANDEL, BAUMWOLL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family or contact
information.


Death Certificate #ukraine

Janis Quaile
 

Good morning,

I have a NYC death certificate for an Adele KASANOFSKY/father was
Meyer RATKOR/mother was Feiga SCHWARTZ and her husband was Joseph
KASANOFSKY. This was sent to me in error and I would love for it to
find its way to someone who could use it. Please let me know and I
will send it out.


Janis Samuels Quaile
Suburb of Philadelphia, PA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Death Certificate #ukraine

Janis Quaile
 

Good morning,

I have a NYC death certificate for an Adele KASANOFSKY/father was
Meyer RATKOR/mother was Feiga SCHWARTZ and her husband was Joseph
KASANOFSKY. This was sent to me in error and I would love for it to
find its way to someone who could use it. Please let me know and I
will send it out.


Janis Samuels Quaile
Suburb of Philadelphia, PA


Given name Sussmann or Susmann #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

Hi,

Are there any equivalent names that tend to be associated with the given
name (first name) Sussmann or Susmann?

By way of explanation for my question, other examples of alternative given
names include:

Koppel/Kappel for Jacob
Wolf(f) for Benjamin
Heinemann for Chaim
Meyer for Moses

Aside >from Yiddish or regional spelling / transliteration variations... Is
there any such equivalent name for Sus(s)mann?
Thanks. Friendly regards,

Alan Ehrlich, Geneva, Switzerland alan.ehrlich@...


German SIG #Germany Given name Sussmann or Susmann #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

Hi,

Are there any equivalent names that tend to be associated with the given
name (first name) Sussmann or Susmann?

By way of explanation for my question, other examples of alternative given
names include:

Koppel/Kappel for Jacob
Wolf(f) for Benjamin
Heinemann for Chaim
Meyer for Moses

Aside >from Yiddish or regional spelling / transliteration variations... Is
there any such equivalent name for Sus(s)mann?
Thanks. Friendly regards,

Alan Ehrlich, Geneva, Switzerland alan.ehrlich@...


Re: Time Magazine website help needed re pro wrestler LEVY (1936) #germany

Dick Plotz <Dick@...>
 

I'm responding to the list because this illustrates a technique that
is often useful.

Elizabeth Levy's problems have nothing to do with her location in
Israel. Time restricts access to its online archives to subscribers. A
subscriber could look this up and send it. But then the request would
have to be interpreted as a request for a lookup in a
subscription-only archive, which would be a violation of JewishGen
policy. Elizabeth wisely expressed her request as being addressed to
people with access to actual back issues, which is not a problem;
library research is a dying but still important art.

Fortunately, neither misuse of someone else's subscription nor a trip
to the library is necessary to find this article. The trick is to
search for a distinctive string of words in the portion of the article
that's available. The original article apparently contained the words
"Leviathan Levy", which got mangled by OCR to "Levia than Levy".
Googling "Levia than Levy" leads to the abbreviated Time article but
also to a pro wrestling forum where what appears to be the entire
article was copied:
<http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=3D25978>.

In general, don't give up too easily when you can't find a whole
article. Identifying a distinctive string of words and searching for
it may lead you to alternative sources. The trick is to find a string
of words that wouldn't be likely to occur, or at least not very often,
in other contexts.

Dick Plotz, Manager of Mailing Lists JewishGen, Inc.

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...> wrote:

Google helped me find a snip >from an article about my great uncle,
heavyweight wrestler Martin Levy, in Time Magazine >from 1936.
It reads: "...No athlete, Levia than Levy is actually a victim of both
elephantiasis and a weak heart."

Here in Israel I'm having problems reading the article through the
Time.com website.

If you have access to back issues of "Time" and could help me
I'd be very grateful.


German SIG #Germany Re: Time Magazine website help needed re pro wrestler LEVY (1936) #germany

Dick Plotz <Dick@...>
 

I'm responding to the list because this illustrates a technique that
is often useful.

Elizabeth Levy's problems have nothing to do with her location in
Israel. Time restricts access to its online archives to subscribers. A
subscriber could look this up and send it. But then the request would
have to be interpreted as a request for a lookup in a
subscription-only archive, which would be a violation of JewishGen
policy. Elizabeth wisely expressed her request as being addressed to
people with access to actual back issues, which is not a problem;
library research is a dying but still important art.

Fortunately, neither misuse of someone else's subscription nor a trip
to the library is necessary to find this article. The trick is to
search for a distinctive string of words in the portion of the article
that's available. The original article apparently contained the words
"Leviathan Levy", which got mangled by OCR to "Levia than Levy".
Googling "Levia than Levy" leads to the abbreviated Time article but
also to a pro wrestling forum where what appears to be the entire
article was copied:
<http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=3D25978>.

In general, don't give up too easily when you can't find a whole
article. Identifying a distinctive string of words and searching for
it may lead you to alternative sources. The trick is to find a string
of words that wouldn't be likely to occur, or at least not very often,
in other contexts.

Dick Plotz, Manager of Mailing Lists JewishGen, Inc.

Elizabeth Levy <levyliz@...> wrote:

Google helped me find a snip >from an article about my great uncle,
heavyweight wrestler Martin Levy, in Time Magazine >from 1936.
It reads: "...No athlete, Levia than Levy is actually a victim of both
elephantiasis and a weak heart."

Here in Israel I'm having problems reading the article through the
Time.com website.

If you have access to back issues of "Time" and could help me
I'd be very grateful.


Re: woman taking back maiden name #romania

soring0412@...
 

One possible reason was no civil marriage was performed, so in the
eyes of the authorities she never married, so the kids are registered
as hers.
There are many cases like these in the period ~1885-1915 (and even
latter probably).

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Re: woman taking back maiden name #romania

soring0412@...
 

One possible reason was no civil marriage was performed, so in the
eyes of the authorities she never married, so the kids are registered
as hers.
There are many cases like these in the period ~1885-1915 (and even
latter probably).

Sorin Goldenberg

Israel


Questions about the Given Names and JRI-Poland databases #general

Pinkynorm@...
 

When I enter the given name Samuel in the "Given names database", I receive
a message that there are too many hits. How can I find the Hebrew/Yiddish
names for Samuel?

Also in the "Jewish Records Indexing for Poland" the columns are Surname,
Given Name, Year, Type, Akt...

What is "Akt?'

Thanks,

Mary Palladino

MODERATOR NOTE: Most databases on the JewishGen website include
"Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) or a similar explanatory document.
The JRI-Poland database, which is hosted by JewishGen for our sister
organization JRI-Poland, includes such a document, which is linked
from the JRI-Poland home page, <www.jri-poland.org>. The answer to
your question is in item 7.

The extensive documentation for the JewishGen Given Names database,
which was created by the late Prof. Gerald Esterson, doesn't include a
simple answer to your question about the name Samuel. This database has
a particularly rich and complex structure, and suggestions about the
best way to navigate through it would be welcome.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Questions about the Given Names and JRI-Poland databases #general

Pinkynorm@...
 

When I enter the given name Samuel in the "Given names database", I receive
a message that there are too many hits. How can I find the Hebrew/Yiddish
names for Samuel?

Also in the "Jewish Records Indexing for Poland" the columns are Surname,
Given Name, Year, Type, Akt...

What is "Akt?'

Thanks,

Mary Palladino

MODERATOR NOTE: Most databases on the JewishGen website include
"Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) or a similar explanatory document.
The JRI-Poland database, which is hosted by JewishGen for our sister
organization JRI-Poland, includes such a document, which is linked
from the JRI-Poland home page, <www.jri-poland.org>. The answer to
your question is in item 7.

The extensive documentation for the JewishGen Given Names database,
which was created by the late Prof. Gerald Esterson, doesn't include a
simple answer to your question about the name Samuel. This database has
a particularly rich and complex structure, and suggestions about the
best way to navigate through it would be welcome.

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