Date   

JGSNY Meeting - January 17, 1999 #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will be
held on Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 2:00 pm at Bnai Zion House, 136 East
39th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City.

The topic: A Polish-Jewish Records Index

Hadassah Lipsius, Coordinator of JRI-Polish Shtetl Co-op will talk about
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project, a computer database of indices
to 19th century Jewish vital records of Poland. To date, 400,000 Russian
and Polish language records >from 95 towns have been indexed.

Reminder: Non-members will be charged $3 admission. Please bring your
1998 membership card.

For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York,
please visit our web site at http://members.aol.com/jgsny/main.htm or
call us at Tel. 212-330-8257 or write us at P.O. Box 6398, New York, NY 10128.

New York ... Gateway to America
19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy - August 8-13, 1999
email: nyc99conf@...
website: http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf


Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Meeting - January 17, 1999 #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will be
held on Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 2:00 pm at Bnai Zion House, 136 East
39th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City.

The topic: A Polish-Jewish Records Index

Hadassah Lipsius, Coordinator of JRI-Polish Shtetl Co-op will talk about
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project, a computer database of indices
to 19th century Jewish vital records of Poland. To date, 400,000 Russian
and Polish language records >from 95 towns have been indexed.

Reminder: Non-members will be charged $3 admission. Please bring your
1998 membership card.

For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York,
please visit our web site at http://members.aol.com/jgsny/main.htm or
call us at Tel. 212-330-8257 or write us at P.O. Box 6398, New York, NY 10128.

New York ... Gateway to America
19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy - August 8-13, 1999
email: nyc99conf@...
website: http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf


Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


Mary GRAND located! #general

SiScheraga@...
 

My thanks to the Jewish Genners who tried to help me locate Mary GRAND, the
daughter of my grand-aunt Tessa OTTENSTEIN LANG. Jack Toll of Washington, DC
put Mary Ellen Lang Grand in touch with me! It is very exciting that the
separation of years can be overcome in a few days. Thanks Jack! Also, thanks
for the suggestions on tracking down my other "misplaced" relatives, Bonnie
Sue MERLIN and Ethel NEUGEBOREN. I am trying to follow up all the leads and
suggestions. Thanks to all.
Suzanne Scheraga
Searching: BLOOM/BLUM, GOLDSTEIN (Goniadz/Bialystok)
OTTENSTEIN, DOVNARSKY (Grajewo, Lomza)
THALER, BURG, RAPOPORT (Stanislau/Bohorodchany, Galicia)
KOHN, WODAK (Korolovka, Galicia >Vienna) KLEIN (Riga)
SCHERAGO, FARBER, GARFINKEL (Iasi, Romania)
GOLDBERG/TOMASHEVSKY, SKLAR, VINNETSKI (Vilna)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mary GRAND located! #general

SiScheraga@...
 

My thanks to the Jewish Genners who tried to help me locate Mary GRAND, the
daughter of my grand-aunt Tessa OTTENSTEIN LANG. Jack Toll of Washington, DC
put Mary Ellen Lang Grand in touch with me! It is very exciting that the
separation of years can be overcome in a few days. Thanks Jack! Also, thanks
for the suggestions on tracking down my other "misplaced" relatives, Bonnie
Sue MERLIN and Ethel NEUGEBOREN. I am trying to follow up all the leads and
suggestions. Thanks to all.
Suzanne Scheraga
Searching: BLOOM/BLUM, GOLDSTEIN (Goniadz/Bialystok)
OTTENSTEIN, DOVNARSKY (Grajewo, Lomza)
THALER, BURG, RAPOPORT (Stanislau/Bohorodchany, Galicia)
KOHN, WODAK (Korolovka, Galicia >Vienna) KLEIN (Riga)
SCHERAGO, FARBER, GARFINKEL (Iasi, Romania)
GOLDBERG/TOMASHEVSKY, SKLAR, VINNETSKI (Vilna)


Re: Opinions #general

Beverly Stuart <bstuart@...>
 

I am interested in this same question, so if anyone out there has any
responses for Ms. Vanett, could you please cc to me also? Thank you.

Beverly Stuart
Tacoma, WA

On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 GojuMom@... wrote:

Hi Everyone,

What do people think most useful or successful - writing to the
Ukraine directly or hiring a researcher? It just seems to be
Soooooo expensive! Which researcher has anyone used with good
results? Thanks.
JoAnne Vanett Ambler, Pa.

MODERATOR NOTE: Since we cannot publish recommendations
or testimonials for a professional firm or individual,
please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Opinions #general

Beverly Stuart <bstuart@...>
 

I am interested in this same question, so if anyone out there has any
responses for Ms. Vanett, could you please cc to me also? Thank you.

Beverly Stuart
Tacoma, WA

On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 GojuMom@... wrote:

Hi Everyone,

What do people think most useful or successful - writing to the
Ukraine directly or hiring a researcher? It just seems to be
Soooooo expensive! Which researcher has anyone used with good
results? Thanks.
JoAnne Vanett Ambler, Pa.

MODERATOR NOTE: Since we cannot publish recommendations
or testimonials for a professional firm or individual,
please respond privately


spitzer/weinberger #hungary

Susan703@...
 

A am researching my family with the names Spitzer (>from Kisvarda) and
Weinberger, >from Tash. If anyone has any info for me, please contact me at
susan703@....

Thanks.

Susan

mod. I don't always check, but I did this time and couldn't find Tash in my gazeteer. Could it be a town I know in the southern carpathian/nortwestern part of Romania called Tosch. Problem is I can't find that spelling in the gazeteer either. However, there is a Tosch(er) Rebbe - Rabbi Loewy whose Chassidic community resides in a suburb of Montreal. LS


Hungary SIG #Hungary spitzer/weinberger #hungary

Susan703@...
 

A am researching my family with the names Spitzer (>from Kisvarda) and
Weinberger, >from Tash. If anyone has any info for me, please contact me at
susan703@....

Thanks.

Susan

mod. I don't always check, but I did this time and couldn't find Tash in my gazeteer. Could it be a town I know in the southern carpathian/nortwestern part of Romania called Tosch. Problem is I can't find that spelling in the gazeteer either. However, there is a Tosch(er) Rebbe - Rabbi Loewy whose Chassidic community resides in a suburb of Montreal. LS


Giorgio Perlasca #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

"My name is Magda Lapedus (nee' Mezei) and I would like to share an
interesting episode that occured in 1990:

In that year we lived in Arizona, and I came across a newspaper article
about Spanish diplomats who during World War II helped save Hungarian Jews
by sheltering them in buildings protected by the Spanish Governement.
Foremost among them was Giorgio Perlasca. I, my mother, grandmother, and
younger brother George were among the Jews that Perlascca saved. I contacted
the writer of the article, and one thing led to another, as a result of
which, George and I were invited by the chairman of US Holocaust Museum
(Miles Lehrman) to Washington D.C. for an incredible celebration of one of
the persons involved in these rescue efforts. The US Holocaust Museum was
still in the building process, but the event was in honor of one man who was
among those striving to save Jewish lives in Budapest. Recently I received
an e-mail >from a person in the UK who is interested in Giorgio Perlasca's
story and I am sending him copies of those newspaper clippings I saved in
1990"

I am curious if anybody will contact me about Perlasca and the events
connected to him in 1944. It was a hair-raising time! Who knows? I might
find some people >from the same building. By the way the address where we
were was: in the "Lipot varos" (Leopold district), St. Istvan Park (St.
Stevens Park) No.35.


from Magda Lapedus e-mail: Magdil@worldnet. att. net


Hungary SIG #Hungary Giorgio Perlasca #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
 

"My name is Magda Lapedus (nee' Mezei) and I would like to share an
interesting episode that occured in 1990:

In that year we lived in Arizona, and I came across a newspaper article
about Spanish diplomats who during World War II helped save Hungarian Jews
by sheltering them in buildings protected by the Spanish Governement.
Foremost among them was Giorgio Perlasca. I, my mother, grandmother, and
younger brother George were among the Jews that Perlascca saved. I contacted
the writer of the article, and one thing led to another, as a result of
which, George and I were invited by the chairman of US Holocaust Museum
(Miles Lehrman) to Washington D.C. for an incredible celebration of one of
the persons involved in these rescue efforts. The US Holocaust Museum was
still in the building process, but the event was in honor of one man who was
among those striving to save Jewish lives in Budapest. Recently I received
an e-mail >from a person in the UK who is interested in Giorgio Perlasca's
story and I am sending him copies of those newspaper clippings I saved in
1990"

I am curious if anybody will contact me about Perlasca and the events
connected to him in 1944. It was a hair-raising time! Who knows? I might
find some people >from the same building. By the way the address where we
were was: in the "Lipot varos" (Leopold district), St. Istvan Park (St.
Stevens Park) No.35.


from Magda Lapedus e-mail: Magdil@worldnet. att. net


Searching PALACHE #general

Jan Moree <j.moreenos@...>
 

Acording to the Encyclopedia Judeica Isaac PALACHE was a rabbi in Fez
(Maroc) around 1560. His sons went to the Netherlands and Samuel
became a diplomate for the Netherlands in Maroc. He died in 1616.
According again to the Encyclopedia he had founded the first synagog
in Amsterdam.
In 1857 another Isac PALACHE dies in Naarden at the age of 62.
He was a cantor (gazan) at the Naarden synagog. Naarden is a small
town near Amsterdam. I am looking for the relation between the two
Isaacs if there is one. The father of Isaac PALACHE was Abraham ben
Isac PALACHE he lived in Amsterdam around 1780. Probably an off spring
of the cantor was a professor PALACHE (semitic languages) who died in
a camp.

Anybody who knows something of the PALACHE family please mail to
j.moree@...

Jan Moree.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching PALACHE #general

Jan Moree <j.moreenos@...>
 

Acording to the Encyclopedia Judeica Isaac PALACHE was a rabbi in Fez
(Maroc) around 1560. His sons went to the Netherlands and Samuel
became a diplomate for the Netherlands in Maroc. He died in 1616.
According again to the Encyclopedia he had founded the first synagog
in Amsterdam.
In 1857 another Isac PALACHE dies in Naarden at the age of 62.
He was a cantor (gazan) at the Naarden synagog. Naarden is a small
town near Amsterdam. I am looking for the relation between the two
Isaacs if there is one. The father of Isaac PALACHE was Abraham ben
Isac PALACHE he lived in Amsterdam around 1780. Probably an off spring
of the cantor was a professor PALACHE (semitic languages) who died in
a camp.

Anybody who knows something of the PALACHE family please mail to
j.moree@...

Jan Moree.


About Midwifery #general

Yonatan Ben-David <YoniBenD@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

Yesterday, Jerry Morse wrote:

Was midwifery a common profession for Jewish immigrant women? If
they did not learn the profession in the Old ountry, how did prospective
Jewish midwives go about learning the profession in communities not
overly Jewish in makeup? Can anyone provide information about how the
profession was practiced in the first half of this century? What records
were midwives required to keep? Where would one find these records, and
are they accessible?

My great grandmother was a midwife as well, and I am also curious about
this profession. This is the same great grandmother that had a dry
goods store on Papineau Street in Montreal. Obviously she was a busy
lady... I dont know if information about midwifery may be of interest
to many, but I would be interested to hear more. If someone sends a
response to Jerry and not to the list, could that someone please send a
cc to me?

Thanks...

Yonatan Ben-David
Tel Aviv


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen About Midwifery #general

Yonatan Ben-David <YoniBenD@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

Yesterday, Jerry Morse wrote:

Was midwifery a common profession for Jewish immigrant women? If
they did not learn the profession in the Old ountry, how did prospective
Jewish midwives go about learning the profession in communities not
overly Jewish in makeup? Can anyone provide information about how the
profession was practiced in the first half of this century? What records
were midwives required to keep? Where would one find these records, and
are they accessible?

My great grandmother was a midwife as well, and I am also curious about
this profession. This is the same great grandmother that had a dry
goods store on Papineau Street in Montreal. Obviously she was a busy
lady... I dont know if information about midwifery may be of interest
to many, but I would be interested to hear more. If someone sends a
response to Jerry and not to the list, could that someone please send a
cc to me?

Thanks...

Yonatan Ben-David
Tel Aviv


Re: Latvian Inhabitants List 1889 & 1896 #general

Lthorpe883@...
 

Hi All-
Although I will respond privately to everyone who wrote to me, I received
enough mail to make me believe that this information would be useful to all.

I received my family information by writing to the Latvian Archives.

Their address is:

Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Riga LV - 1007
Latvia

This address and more information is available in JewishGen under
LatviaSIG.
I wrote to them in mid-July and received copies and translations
of 13 documents in October. The fee charged was reasonable and
they are extremely courteous and helpful.

Good luck to all.

Linda Thorpe Caciola
Venice, California
USA
Lthorpe883@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Latvian Inhabitants List 1889 & 1896 #general

Lthorpe883@...
 

Hi All-
Although I will respond privately to everyone who wrote to me, I received
enough mail to make me believe that this information would be useful to all.

I received my family information by writing to the Latvian Archives.

Their address is:

Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Riga LV - 1007
Latvia

This address and more information is available in JewishGen under
LatviaSIG.
I wrote to them in mid-July and received copies and translations
of 13 documents in October. The fee charged was reasonable and
they are extremely courteous and helpful.

Good luck to all.

Linda Thorpe Caciola
Venice, California
USA
Lthorpe883@...


Finding Yelets? Yeltsins? (Re: foreign zip codes) #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

MBernet@... wrote:

In a message dated 99-01-13 22:54:07 EST, Sjkmb4@... writes:

<< My great grandparents, Jacob and Fannie (WEITZMAN) ROSENFIELD came
from Yelets, Russia in the late 1880s. I have not been able to find
anything about this town and am the first person seeking info in
Jewishgen. Does anybody know how to find a foreign zip code? The
town is listed on the glass hall at the Holocaust Museum in D.C. >>

==Go to the Jewishgen website. Find your way to Bet Hatefutsoth web
site. Ask them to send you information about your shtettel. You might
also be able to > get some information >from the Holocaust Museum. Also
check out the Enc.Jud.
(BTW: I do not think there were zip codes in Russia in the late 1800's)
Just as a VERY wild guess--would that have been the town where Yeletsin's
family originated?
Michael Bernet, New York
Yelets is located west of Lipetsk (Lipietskiy region), near Don River in
western Russia. Boris Yeltsin family originated >from the Ural region
(near town Sverdlovsk -Yekaterinburg).

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Yelets? Yeltsins? (Re: foreign zip codes) #general

Alexander Sharon <sharon@...>
 

MBernet@... wrote:

In a message dated 99-01-13 22:54:07 EST, Sjkmb4@... writes:

<< My great grandparents, Jacob and Fannie (WEITZMAN) ROSENFIELD came
from Yelets, Russia in the late 1880s. I have not been able to find
anything about this town and am the first person seeking info in
Jewishgen. Does anybody know how to find a foreign zip code? The
town is listed on the glass hall at the Holocaust Museum in D.C. >>

==Go to the Jewishgen website. Find your way to Bet Hatefutsoth web
site. Ask them to send you information about your shtettel. You might
also be able to > get some information >from the Holocaust Museum. Also
check out the Enc.Jud.
(BTW: I do not think there were zip codes in Russia in the late 1800's)
Just as a VERY wild guess--would that have been the town where Yeletsin's
family originated?
Michael Bernet, New York
Yelets is located west of Lipetsk (Lipietskiy region), near Don River in
western Russia. Boris Yeltsin family originated >from the Ural region
(near town Sverdlovsk -Yekaterinburg).

Alexander Sharon


Relatives in Manchester.Leeds.Glasglow U.K. #general

Corinne Silver <corinnesilver@...>
 

The Jewish Telegraph a local Jewish paper, often runs articles on
"lost realitives" If you e. mail them an e mail with information
about who you are trying to find, or get infomation on they might
just include it as an article or letter page.
E mail address is telegraph@...
If you write to Doreen Wachmann she is a reporter who is intrested
in genology.

Corinne Silver
Manchester U.K.
Buisness email : silverlining@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Relatives in Manchester.Leeds.Glasglow U.K. #general

Corinne Silver <corinnesilver@...>
 

The Jewish Telegraph a local Jewish paper, often runs articles on
"lost realitives" If you e. mail them an e mail with information
about who you are trying to find, or get infomation on they might
just include it as an article or letter page.
E mail address is telegraph@...
If you write to Doreen Wachmann she is a reporter who is intrested
in genology.

Corinne Silver
Manchester U.K.
Buisness email : silverlining@...