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Chicago Area Holocaust Researcher Needed #general

Felicia P. Zieff <tzippy_chs@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am looking for a Holocaust records researcher who lives in the Chicago area to
present a lecture on this subject.

Please contact me privately.

Felicia P. Zieff
Chicago


Zloczew, Poland - Agricultural Training Farms #general

Felicia P. Zieff <tzippy_chs@...>
 

Dear friends,

Can someone help me confirm the names of these locations near Zloczew, Poland that
had agricultural training farms to train Zionist youth for aliyah before the war?

Zloczew-Bastalcze
Mozigovsky
Niechmirow
Glischenshteyn
Zapola
Domgovsky

Thank you.

Felicia P. Zieff
Chicago


Help Needed with Philadelphia Arrivals #general

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi Merle:

I read your posting with interest. Member of JGSGW went on a tour of "Jewish
Philadelphia" with Harry Boonin on Sunday. Since my husband maternal family also
went to Philadelphia >from Lithuania, I paid particular attention to some of the
points that he made in that regard.

Even if your great grandfather's name does not appear in the index for the
immigrant bank records, if he had a relative in Philadelphia who preceed him
there, that person may have arranged for his tickets to the US. In my husband's
family, his g-g aunt was married to Rabbi Nathan BRENNER, one of the Litvak rabbis
in Philadelphia. The records are in the name of the person buying the ticket, not
in the name of the person traveling on the ticket. If you have any idea as to who
a Philadelphia connection might have been, the detail in the Philly bank records
might give you the name of the ship and date of travel.

Another direction that you might take is to contact the Philadelphia Jewish
Archives (they just moved, so they may be slow in responding). Their website is
http://www.jewisharchives.net/ Perhaps they can identify the Litvak shuls and tell
you where and if their membership records are still in existence.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
VP - Programs
JGSGW

On Sept 12 Sep 2005 , Merle Kastner wrote

My great-grandfather arrived in Philadelphia in 1899-1892 (latest), from
Vilnius/Lida - all his documents state 'Vilnius'/'Vilna', but this could also be
the gubernia to simplify matters for officials - we believe he came >from Lida.


Sorenson DNA Web Site #general

Julian Peerutin <jushilli@...>
 

Hi

I recently read an article of the Sorenson DNA Web Site and besides for the option
to search their database for a DNA comparrison I noticed that they are offering a
free DNA test kit. I have no commercial interest with this site, but I was
wondering if anybody had heard about them and what their opion might be on what
they are offering.
Below is the article

Sorenson DNA Web Site www.smgf.org

Thanks

Julian Peerutin
Kfar Saba, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago Area Holocaust Researcher Needed #general

Felicia P. Zieff <tzippy_chs@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am looking for a Holocaust records researcher who lives in the Chicago area to
present a lecture on this subject.

Please contact me privately.

Felicia P. Zieff
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zloczew, Poland - Agricultural Training Farms #general

Felicia P. Zieff <tzippy_chs@...>
 

Dear friends,

Can someone help me confirm the names of these locations near Zloczew, Poland that
had agricultural training farms to train Zionist youth for aliyah before the war?

Zloczew-Bastalcze
Mozigovsky
Niechmirow
Glischenshteyn
Zapola
Domgovsky

Thank you.

Felicia P. Zieff
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Needed with Philadelphia Arrivals #general

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi Merle:

I read your posting with interest. Member of JGSGW went on a tour of "Jewish
Philadelphia" with Harry Boonin on Sunday. Since my husband maternal family also
went to Philadelphia >from Lithuania, I paid particular attention to some of the
points that he made in that regard.

Even if your great grandfather's name does not appear in the index for the
immigrant bank records, if he had a relative in Philadelphia who preceed him
there, that person may have arranged for his tickets to the US. In my husband's
family, his g-g aunt was married to Rabbi Nathan BRENNER, one of the Litvak rabbis
in Philadelphia. The records are in the name of the person buying the ticket, not
in the name of the person traveling on the ticket. If you have any idea as to who
a Philadelphia connection might have been, the detail in the Philly bank records
might give you the name of the ship and date of travel.

Another direction that you might take is to contact the Philadelphia Jewish
Archives (they just moved, so they may be slow in responding). Their website is
http://www.jewisharchives.net/ Perhaps they can identify the Litvak shuls and tell
you where and if their membership records are still in existence.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD
VP - Programs
JGSGW

On Sept 12 Sep 2005 , Merle Kastner wrote

My great-grandfather arrived in Philadelphia in 1899-1892 (latest), from
Vilnius/Lida - all his documents state 'Vilnius'/'Vilna', but this could also be
the gubernia to simplify matters for officials - we believe he came >from Lida.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sorenson DNA Web Site #general

Julian Peerutin <jushilli@...>
 

Hi

I recently read an article of the Sorenson DNA Web Site and besides for the option
to search their database for a DNA comparrison I noticed that they are offering a
free DNA test kit. I have no commercial interest with this site, but I was
wondering if anybody had heard about them and what their opion might be on what
they are offering.
Below is the article

Sorenson DNA Web Site www.smgf.org

Thanks

Julian Peerutin
Kfar Saba, Israel


NYC Accommodations for 2006 Conference #general

SelmaN@...
 

Dear Everybody, I agree and disagree with what has been written. I wholeheartedly
agree that the best place to be during the conference is the conference hotel;
however >from what I've been reading, it will be extremely expensive. I live a
mere 90 miles away in Philadelphia, and I'm thinking of commuting.
The info about a refrigerator and networking in the hotel are excellent; also the
cautionary message about traveling in NY and outlying areas after dark.
Should you decide to stay in Westchester, Long Island, northern New Jersey,
Chelsea (or other) section of NYC, be sure that you are very close to
transportation to the Marriott. If I recall >from the last NY conference, the
closest subway station was 3 blocks >from the Marriott. Also consider that August
in NY will be hellishly hot and humid -- walking even a block or 2 is exhausting.
Consider also the cost of food at the Marriott -- I understand that they want
$60 (each) for the SIG luncheons.
My suggestion to the movers and shakers of the NY JGS -- move the conference
(it's a year away) to any of the areas mentioned above, and out of midtown
Manhattan. As long as a hotel is convenient to transportation for those who want
to do NY research, theaters, museums etc., there's no reason to be at that
Marriott.

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@aol.com
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN
(possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


Chagall's Genealogy #general

hekenvin@...
 

Celia wrote: <In one website he is mentioned as having being the oldest of nine
brothers. Rachel, a young sister is also mentioned as having died >from eating
coal. However we know >from his movements in 1914 that he had another sister who
married in that year and he is known to have painted other siblings too [see "My
Sister Anuta {1910}"; "My Sister Manja"; "My Brother David"; "Lisa is playing the
Mandoline", "Lisa near the Window" etc.] >

I cannot speak specifically about Chagall's genealogy, but want to remind you all
that in parlance of the FSU (former Soviet Union), "sister" does not necessarily
mean siblilng, as it does in the West. The phrases for what we call a "first
cousin" are roughly transliterated as "d'vorodnoi brat" and "d'voradnaya
sestra," which are translated as "second (brother or sister)." First cousins over
there generally refer to each other as sisters and brothers, without
distinguishing that they are what we would call cousins.

Also, as I am sure most of you know, the fact that the artist's name was Moishe
Zakharovich indicates that his father's name was Zakhar.

Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala Podolska); SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc);
EINBINDER, COHEN, WAXMAN (Kalarash); COHEN (19th century Gnesen; NYC;
Richmond, VA); JACOBS (19th century NYC, Richmond VA, Albany NY); ROTHOLZ
(19th century Hamburg, NYC, Richmnd VA, Kansas City KS).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Accommodations for 2006 Conference #general

SelmaN@...
 

Dear Everybody, I agree and disagree with what has been written. I wholeheartedly
agree that the best place to be during the conference is the conference hotel;
however >from what I've been reading, it will be extremely expensive. I live a
mere 90 miles away in Philadelphia, and I'm thinking of commuting.
The info about a refrigerator and networking in the hotel are excellent; also the
cautionary message about traveling in NY and outlying areas after dark.
Should you decide to stay in Westchester, Long Island, northern New Jersey,
Chelsea (or other) section of NYC, be sure that you are very close to
transportation to the Marriott. If I recall >from the last NY conference, the
closest subway station was 3 blocks >from the Marriott. Also consider that August
in NY will be hellishly hot and humid -- walking even a block or 2 is exhausting.
Consider also the cost of food at the Marriott -- I understand that they want
$60 (each) for the SIG luncheons.
My suggestion to the movers and shakers of the NY JGS -- move the conference
(it's a year away) to any of the areas mentioned above, and out of midtown
Manhattan. As long as a hotel is convenient to transportation for those who want
to do NY research, theaters, museums etc., there's no reason to be at that
Marriott.

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@aol.com
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN
(possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chagall's Genealogy #general

hekenvin@...
 

Celia wrote: <In one website he is mentioned as having being the oldest of nine
brothers. Rachel, a young sister is also mentioned as having died >from eating
coal. However we know >from his movements in 1914 that he had another sister who
married in that year and he is known to have painted other siblings too [see "My
Sister Anuta {1910}"; "My Sister Manja"; "My Brother David"; "Lisa is playing the
Mandoline", "Lisa near the Window" etc.] >

I cannot speak specifically about Chagall's genealogy, but want to remind you all
that in parlance of the FSU (former Soviet Union), "sister" does not necessarily
mean siblilng, as it does in the West. The phrases for what we call a "first
cousin" are roughly transliterated as "d'vorodnoi brat" and "d'voradnaya
sestra," which are translated as "second (brother or sister)." First cousins over
there generally refer to each other as sisters and brothers, without
distinguishing that they are what we would call cousins.

Also, as I am sure most of you know, the fact that the artist's name was Moishe
Zakharovich indicates that his father's name was Zakhar.

Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala Podolska); SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc);
EINBINDER, COHEN, WAXMAN (Kalarash); COHEN (19th century Gnesen; NYC;
Richmond, VA); JACOBS (19th century NYC, Richmond VA, Albany NY); ROTHOLZ
(19th century Hamburg, NYC, Richmnd VA, Kansas City KS).


NYC Conference Accommodations #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I have had a terrific amount of excellent suggestions on NYC accomodations for
next year. There are a number of issues in addition to prices and there is a much
wider price range around NYC than I had thought. I was thinking all decent hotel
in Manhattan were $300 or more per night but it appears there are some a lot less
and if you go outside the conference area, choices are even better. I will email
a summary of all suggestions (without names or emails) to anyone who has or will
request it. I believe there will be some options on the official NY JGS website
too. I tried to respond to everyone but on a few days I was especially
overwhelmed with responses plus a lot of normal spam. This is a great message
board with a lot of good ideas. Thanks again to all who responded.

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA, USA


Accommodation for Conference #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

Dear friends,
A few times in the past we stayed at the Plaza Motor Inn in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The rates were very reasonable and it is located across the street >from the bus to
the Port Authority. At the times we were there the last bus left the Port
Authority around 11PM. We became friendly with the owner and even discussed
genealogy with him. (Of course there may be a different owner now)
This hotel can be accessed at www.plazamotorinn.com. It is located at 155
Route 3 East, Secaucus NJ 07094. Free phone, 1-888-421-8282.
Sincerely,
Joseph M. Schwarcz
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Conference Accommodations #general

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I have had a terrific amount of excellent suggestions on NYC accomodations for
next year. There are a number of issues in addition to prices and there is a much
wider price range around NYC than I had thought. I was thinking all decent hotel
in Manhattan were $300 or more per night but it appears there are some a lot less
and if you go outside the conference area, choices are even better. I will email
a summary of all suggestions (without names or emails) to anyone who has or will
request it. I believe there will be some options on the official NY JGS website
too. I tried to respond to everyone but on a few days I was especially
overwhelmed with responses plus a lot of normal spam. This is a great message
board with a lot of good ideas. Thanks again to all who responded.

Robert Zavos
Pittsburgh PA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Accommodation for Conference #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

Dear friends,
A few times in the past we stayed at the Plaza Motor Inn in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The rates were very reasonable and it is located across the street >from the bus to
the Port Authority. At the times we were there the last bus left the Port
Authority around 11PM. We became friendly with the owner and even discussed
genealogy with him. (Of course there may be a different owner now)
This hotel can be accessed at www.plazamotorinn.com. It is located at 155
Route 3 East, Secaucus NJ 07094. Free phone, 1-888-421-8282.
Sincerely,
Joseph M. Schwarcz
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


Rabbi Cyril Harris passed away #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Per the Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council):

Baruch Dayan Emet.

13 September 2005 / 9 Elul 5765 B"H

It is with the deepest regret that we inform you of the passing of our
dearly beloved and revered Chief Rabbi Emeritus Cyril K Harris at 18:10
today. He will be buried in Jerusalem.

For further details or information please call the Union of Orthodox
Synagogues at +27 21 461 6310.

Baruch Dayan Emet.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Rabbi Cyril Harris passed away #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Per the Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape Council):

Baruch Dayan Emet.

13 September 2005 / 9 Elul 5765 B"H

It is with the deepest regret that we inform you of the passing of our
dearly beloved and revered Chief Rabbi Emeritus Cyril K Harris at 18:10
today. He will be buried in Jerusalem.

For further details or information please call the Union of Orthodox
Synagogues at +27 21 461 6310.

Baruch Dayan Emet.


Re: SA Country Communities Vol. 2 #southafrica

Mike Getz <MikeGetz005@...>
 

I want to support Saul's standpoint that urban Jewry in South Africa has not
been methodically addressed, although the Durban project is to be praised.

We are dealing with an issue that involved the majority of S African Jewry,
its institutions,and families.
I suggest we begin with those of >from urban and suburban communities to at
least record details, of family, neighbours, friends in their neighbourhood.
Perhaps all subscribers/recipients of the SA SIG newsletter should lead the
way.

A modest example appeared in our first newsletter on Woodstock by yours
truly.

I cannot think of anything more worthwhile in our current priorities.

Mike Getz

----- Original Message -----
From: "stan hart" <stanhart@absamail.co.za>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 1:14 AM
Subject: Re:[safrica] SA Country Communities Vol. 2


Dear Genners

I respect what has been said by Saul about the book "Jewish Life in SA
Country Communities Vol 2" and am sure that it will be a must for anyone
tracing the families of those who lived in the area covered by the book.

However, I will disagree with Saul's last statement ..... "For me it has
also highlighted, again, the problem of no equivalent project
for the 'urban' Jews of the cities of South Africa."

There is a team of writers and compilers working feverishly in Durban to
finalise a major work which will be published on the Durban Jewish
community. This obviously takes into account the previous two works in
the past, and traces the history of families, personalities, those in
professions, art, drama, music and sport almost to the present day.
Hopefully this work will be completed within the next year. I will keep
you posted on progress.

Stan Hart


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re:SA Country Communities Vol. 2 #southafrica

Mike Getz <MikeGetz005@...>
 

I want to support Saul's standpoint that urban Jewry in South Africa has not
been methodically addressed, although the Durban project is to be praised.

We are dealing with an issue that involved the majority of S African Jewry,
its institutions,and families.
I suggest we begin with those of >from urban and suburban communities to at
least record details, of family, neighbours, friends in their neighbourhood.
Perhaps all subscribers/recipients of the SA SIG newsletter should lead the
way.

A modest example appeared in our first newsletter on Woodstock by yours
truly.

I cannot think of anything more worthwhile in our current priorities.

Mike Getz

----- Original Message -----
From: "stan hart" <stanhart@absamail.co.za>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 1:14 AM
Subject: Re:[safrica] SA Country Communities Vol. 2


Dear Genners

I respect what has been said by Saul about the book "Jewish Life in SA
Country Communities Vol 2" and am sure that it will be a must for anyone
tracing the families of those who lived in the area covered by the book.

However, I will disagree with Saul's last statement ..... "For me it has
also highlighted, again, the problem of no equivalent project
for the 'urban' Jews of the cities of South Africa."

There is a team of writers and compilers working feverishly in Durban to
finalise a major work which will be published on the Durban Jewish
community. This obviously takes into account the previous two works in
the past, and traces the history of families, personalities, those in
professions, art, drama, music and sport almost to the present day.
Hopefully this work will be completed within the next year. I will keep
you posted on progress.

Stan Hart