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JGS Oregon, January 21st monthly meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your family, and
friends to our January meeting.

Back to Basics
Session 1 of a 3-Session Mini-Course in Jewish Genealogy
Guided by Ron Doctor

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC)
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon 97219

This is the first of three meetings devoted to a review of fundamental
procedures and resources for doing Jewish genealogy. (The 2nd & 3rd sessions
will be in February and March.) Ron Doctor and other members of JGSO will
teach the three session mini-course. Our text will be JGSO's "Getting Started
in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplementary Information
for Advanced Research", so bring your copy to the meeting. Bring pencil and
paper too, so that you will be able to do some of the hands-on exercises.
And, bring your questions. The Handbook will be available at the meeting.
It is free to new members with paid membership, $12 to members in
good standing, and $18 to non-members.

This event is FREE to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door are
requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution
can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

The all new JGSO CD-Rom will debut at the January meeting. It is packed with
useful information to help you with your genealogy. Watch your e-mail inbox
for details.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site at:
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs>, or call Sandra Shapiro at 503-694-5646.
The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Oregon, January 21st monthly meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your family, and
friends to our January meeting.

Back to Basics
Session 1 of a 3-Session Mini-Course in Jewish Genealogy
Guided by Ron Doctor

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC)
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon 97219

This is the first of three meetings devoted to a review of fundamental
procedures and resources for doing Jewish genealogy. (The 2nd & 3rd sessions
will be in February and March.) Ron Doctor and other members of JGSO will
teach the three session mini-course. Our text will be JGSO's "Getting Started
in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplementary Information
for Advanced Research", so bring your copy to the meeting. Bring pencil and
paper too, so that you will be able to do some of the hands-on exercises.
And, bring your questions. The Handbook will be available at the meeting.
It is free to new members with paid membership, $12 to members in
good standing, and $18 to non-members.

This event is FREE to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door are
requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution
can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

The all new JGSO CD-Rom will debut at the January meeting. It is packed with
useful information to help you with your genealogy. Watch your e-mail inbox
for details.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.net. Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site at:
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs>, or call Sandra Shapiro at 503-694-5646.
The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


Re: Valuable Yarmulkas in your dresser drawer #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

And if you're considering throwing those old kippot away, please don't do
that either. A fellow in my synagogue collects them, to be sent to the
Belarus Jewish communities for continued use. I'm sure this can be done
from other temples, but you're free to send them to me.
Please reply privately for more information or my mailing address.

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESEZNIKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY;
SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; DOLLINGER
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --

At 07:44 AM 1/12/04 -0500, Bruce Reisch wrote:
If you're like me, you've probably saved Yarmulkas >from every Bar/Bat
Mitzvah and Wedding for the last 25+ years. You're also like me if you
clean out your dresser every 25 years. Well, don't dispose of those
valuable Kippot! The inscriptions of names, dates and places on the
underside will save you lots of work! So, don't wait 25 years - check out
those Kippot right now for some great family history information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Valuable Yarmulkas in your dresser drawer #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

And if you're considering throwing those old kippot away, please don't do
that either. A fellow in my synagogue collects them, to be sent to the
Belarus Jewish communities for continued use. I'm sure this can be done
from other temples, but you're free to send them to me.
Please reply privately for more information or my mailing address.

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESEZNIKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY;
SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; DOLLINGER
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --

At 07:44 AM 1/12/04 -0500, Bruce Reisch wrote:
If you're like me, you've probably saved Yarmulkas >from every Bar/Bat
Mitzvah and Wedding for the last 25+ years. You're also like me if you
clean out your dresser every 25 years. Well, don't dispose of those
valuable Kippot! The inscriptions of names, dates and places on the
underside will save you lots of work! So, don't wait 25 years - check out
those Kippot right now for some great family history information.


Can anyone help me find the source of this quotation? #germany

GerSig@...
 

A few days ago I included a quotation which I attributed to Arthur Kurzweil in
a message I posted to this Forum. It was:

"During the Holocaust, they took the names away of the people, each with
their own soul, and they put numbers on their arms. The job of a Jewish
genealogist is to replace those numbers and give them back their names."
I took this quote, together with the attribution to Mr. Kurzweil, >from the
website of a GerSig member. An internet search found the same quote with the same
attribution at two other websites. However another website attributed the same
quote to Raffi Gruber.

None of the webmasters could tell me the source of the statement.

I scanned every page of the 1998 edition of Kurzweil's excellent guide to
Jewish Genealogy ">from Generation to Generation" but did not find these words.

It may be that they were included in the original (1980) edition of Kurzweil's book
but I don't have that one.

If anyone can provide the source of that statement I'd be most interested in
knowing it. I have an advanced degree in Journalism. For us it is a major
sin to attribute a quotation to someone without being able to verify the
attribution. Any help appricated. Many thanks.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC, GerSig Moderator1 GerSig@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Can anyone help me find the source of this quotation? #germany

GerSig@...
 

A few days ago I included a quotation which I attributed to Arthur Kurzweil in
a message I posted to this Forum. It was:

"During the Holocaust, they took the names away of the people, each with
their own soul, and they put numbers on their arms. The job of a Jewish
genealogist is to replace those numbers and give them back their names."
I took this quote, together with the attribution to Mr. Kurzweil, >from the
website of a GerSig member. An internet search found the same quote with the same
attribution at two other websites. However another website attributed the same
quote to Raffi Gruber.

None of the webmasters could tell me the source of the statement.

I scanned every page of the 1998 edition of Kurzweil's excellent guide to
Jewish Genealogy ">from Generation to Generation" but did not find these words.

It may be that they were included in the original (1980) edition of Kurzweil's book
but I don't have that one.

If anyone can provide the source of that statement I'd be most interested in
knowing it. I have an advanced degree in Journalism. For us it is a major
sin to attribute a quotation to someone without being able to verify the
attribution. Any help appricated. Many thanks.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC, GerSig Moderator1 GerSig@aol.com


Hebrew translation of tombstones--Silesia #general

Evaradding@...
 

I have posted on Viewmate transcriptions of inscriptions on the
tombstones of my gggrandfather and ggggrandmother >from a cemetery
in Silesia (Miejsce, Poland, formerly Staedtel, Germany).

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3400

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3401

The epitaph on the first is in the form of an acrostic in which
the lines begin with elements of the person's name--not just the
first letters. Is this common?

I am interested in literal translations, but also in a poetic
sense of them, as well as whatever other information you can share.
Thank you for your help. Please respond to me directly.

Eva Radding
Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translation of tombstones--Silesia #general

Evaradding@...
 

I have posted on Viewmate transcriptions of inscriptions on the
tombstones of my gggrandfather and ggggrandmother >from a cemetery
in Silesia (Miejsce, Poland, formerly Staedtel, Germany).

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3400

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3401

The epitaph on the first is in the form of an acrostic in which
the lines begin with elements of the person's name--not just the
first letters. Is this common?

I am interested in literal translations, but also in a poetic
sense of them, as well as whatever other information you can share.
Thank you for your help. Please respond to me directly.

Eva Radding
Newton, MA


Jewish orphanage in London #general

Lillian B Herzberg <olilibel@...>
 

Can anyone tell me how I can get information on Jewish
orphanage in London. My uncle was placed there in the
mid 1880s. Thanks for your help.
Lillian Belinfante Herzberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish orphanage in London #general

Lillian B Herzberg <olilibel@...>
 

Can anyone tell me how I can get information on Jewish
orphanage in London. My uncle was placed there in the
mid 1880s. Thanks for your help.
Lillian Belinfante Herzberg


Mszana Dolna(former Galicia)now Poland:jewish records??? #general

Andres Carciente
 

Any information about jewish records(birth,marriage
and death) >from Mszana Dolna(before belonged to
Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire), now it is located
in Poland???

thanks,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mszana Dolna(former Galicia)now Poland:jewish records??? #general

Andres Carciente
 

Any information about jewish records(birth,marriage
and death) >from Mszana Dolna(before belonged to
Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire), now it is located
in Poland???

thanks,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


Does the RAPAPORT datebase and the Rapaport Family Research Center exists? #general

Andres Carciente
 

I am looking forinformation about the Rapaport
datebase in Israel, if still exists???

I have tried to contact Mr.Chanan Rapaport by e-mail,
but it seems his former e-mail address has been
changed!

Does anybody knows something???

Thanks in advance,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Does the RAPAPORT datebase and the Rapaport Family Research Center exists? #general

Andres Carciente
 

I am looking forinformation about the Rapaport
datebase in Israel, if still exists???

I have tried to contact Mr.Chanan Rapaport by e-mail,
but it seems his former e-mail address has been
changed!

Does anybody knows something???

Thanks in advance,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


Kinnui names. #usa

Judy Landauer <plants@...>
 

Dear List,

I am looking for some advice on the given names of Jewish people.
Specifically, My husband's gggrandfather, Moses Landauer lists his
parents as "Hirum Landauer and Rebecca Jandorff". (Moses emigrated in
1854 >from Wurtemburg to the USA.) Could "Hirum" be the same name as
"Hayum", and Rebecca another name for "Baier"? I have read the
information on the Jewishgen site for kinnui names and came away with
more questions then answers.

I know that "Hayum" Landauer also went by "Heinrich", as any
paperwork I have found for him >from the Wurtemburg Emigration papers
lists both names whenever he and his wife, Baier Jandorff are found.

Any suggestions? (SEE BELOW)

Judy Landauer Richard & Judy Landauer Shelley Idaho Plants@srv.net

MODERATOR NOTE: My suggestion is that you post this to GerSig which you can
join in the same way (free of charge) that you joined the Early American SIG.

That group has a number of experts on these names. Also, if you can find it,
the book by Ben-Zion Kaganoff on Jewish Names is the bible in this field. MOD.


Early American SIG #USA Kinnui names. #usa

Judy Landauer <plants@...>
 

Dear List,

I am looking for some advice on the given names of Jewish people.
Specifically, My husband's gggrandfather, Moses Landauer lists his
parents as "Hirum Landauer and Rebecca Jandorff". (Moses emigrated in
1854 >from Wurtemburg to the USA.) Could "Hirum" be the same name as
"Hayum", and Rebecca another name for "Baier"? I have read the
information on the Jewishgen site for kinnui names and came away with
more questions then answers.

I know that "Hayum" Landauer also went by "Heinrich", as any
paperwork I have found for him >from the Wurtemburg Emigration papers
lists both names whenever he and his wife, Baier Jandorff are found.

Any suggestions? (SEE BELOW)

Judy Landauer Richard & Judy Landauer Shelley Idaho Plants@srv.net

MODERATOR NOTE: My suggestion is that you post this to GerSig which you can
join in the same way (free of charge) that you joined the Early American SIG.

That group has a number of experts on these names. Also, if you can find it,
the book by Ben-Zion Kaganoff on Jewish Names is the bible in this field. MOD.


Re: Deportation of Polish Jews from Germany 1938 #germany

Willie Glaser
 

Elizabeth Jackson posted as follows:
Two documents I have >from Minden Germany, where my mother lived, indicate her
residence as follows: May-Sept. 1937, Hannover, Schellingstr.3 Dec. 26, 1937 -
Oct. 29, 1938, Hannover, Raabestr. 4 Does anyone know how I might find who was
residing at these addresses at that time? ..........

There is an explanation for " This family was taken away at the end of
October 1938". Most Polish Jews were deported >from Germany to Poland October
27/28, 1938.

Willie Glaser, St. Laurent QC, Canada


German SIG #Germany Re: Deportation of Polish Jews from Germany 1938 #germany

Willie Glaser
 

Elizabeth Jackson posted as follows:
Two documents I have >from Minden Germany, where my mother lived, indicate her
residence as follows: May-Sept. 1937, Hannover, Schellingstr.3 Dec. 26, 1937 -
Oct. 29, 1938, Hannover, Raabestr. 4 Does anyone know how I might find who was
residing at these addresses at that time? ..........

There is an explanation for " This family was taken away at the end of
October 1938". Most Polish Jews were deported >from Germany to Poland October
27/28, 1938.

Willie Glaser, St. Laurent QC, Canada


Jewish - German Language Newspapers #germany

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

from time-to-time, my great-grandfather, Rabbi Joseph Zeisler, when he
wasn't being a rabbi, noted that he was a reporter, journalist or editor.

We found listings for him in the New York City directory (1890/1891), on a
passport application (1895) and a ship's manifest in one of those roles.

Can anyone point me to a listing of the German/Jewish newspapers of the
1890s in the New York City area?

Also, it was mentioned in a 1906 Danville, PA newspaper that he was
relocating to Hartford, Connecticut as an editor. Would anyone have
information on a German/Jewish newspaper in Hartford in 1906? Thank you all!

Jerry Zeisler Leesburg, Virginia USA


German SIG #Germany Jewish - German Language Newspapers #germany

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

from time-to-time, my great-grandfather, Rabbi Joseph Zeisler, when he
wasn't being a rabbi, noted that he was a reporter, journalist or editor.

We found listings for him in the New York City directory (1890/1891), on a
passport application (1895) and a ship's manifest in one of those roles.

Can anyone point me to a listing of the German/Jewish newspapers of the
1890s in the New York City area?

Also, it was mentioned in a 1906 Danville, PA newspaper that he was
relocating to Hartford, Connecticut as an editor. Would anyone have
information on a German/Jewish newspaper in Hartford in 1906? Thank you all!

Jerry Zeisler Leesburg, Virginia USA