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Looking for information on Dr. YAAKOV (JACOB) ROBINSON (1889-1977) #lithuania

Omry Kaplan Feuereisen <ok@...>
 

Hi everybody,

I'm writing a PhD on Dr. YAAKOV (JACOB) ROBINSON and the Institute of
Jewish Affairs (which he founded) at the Simon-Dubnow-Institute for
Jewish History and Culture in Leipzig, Germany (www.dubnow.de). I'm
looking for any information concerning family, biography, work of JACOB
ROBINSON.

He was born in SEREJ (SEIRIJAI) in 1889. His father's name was
DAVID. He had at least five brothers: AARON, ABRAHAM, NATHAN, NEHEMIAH
and PINCUS ROBINSON. NEHEMIAH and NATHAN were both born in VISHTINETZ
(VISTYTIS), the former in 1898, the latter in 1904. Just like his
brother YAAKOV, NEHEMIAH became a great international lawyer, director
of the Institue of Jewish Affairs and drafter of the Reparations
Agreements between Germany and Israel and between Germany and the
Conference on Jewish Material Claims. NATHAN ROBINSON was a very
prominent physicist and director of the Solar Laboratory at the Haifa
Technion. Both NEHEMIAH and NATHAN ROBINSON died in 1964. About the
other brothers I haven't been able to gather any additional information.

There is very little material on YAAKOV ROBINSON's life. Short entries
in different Jewish Encyclopedias; some information in "Yahadut Lita" -
one of whose editors he himself was - and in the Yiddish "Lite". I spent
several weeks in the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, where I
found considerable material on YAAKOV ROBINSON's activities as director
of the Institute of Jewish Affairs. I was at the Yad Vashem Archives and
at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem. But I haven't found any
relevant information on ROBINSON's background, his parents, his family,
his childhood, his youth, his activities in the 1930s (when he in a
sense disappeared >from the international stage), his arrival to the US
etc.

YAAKOV ROBINSON had married CLARA KATZ (1897-1976). They had two
daughters: ATHALIE (born 1925) and VITA (1928-1955). ATHALIE ROBINSON
lives in NYC, is not healthy and for some reason doesn't want to talk to
anyone about her father.

I'd be immensely grateful for any pieces of information on YAAKOV
ROBINSON, his parents, his family, his activities etc.

Yours sincerely,

Omry K. Feuereisen, ok@nebt.org, feuereisen@dubnow.de, Berlin/Leipzig,
Germany.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for information on Dr. YAAKOV (JACOB) ROBINSON (1889-1977) #lithuania

Omry Kaplan Feuereisen <ok@...>
 

Hi everybody,

I'm writing a PhD on Dr. YAAKOV (JACOB) ROBINSON and the Institute of
Jewish Affairs (which he founded) at the Simon-Dubnow-Institute for
Jewish History and Culture in Leipzig, Germany (www.dubnow.de). I'm
looking for any information concerning family, biography, work of JACOB
ROBINSON.

He was born in SEREJ (SEIRIJAI) in 1889. His father's name was
DAVID. He had at least five brothers: AARON, ABRAHAM, NATHAN, NEHEMIAH
and PINCUS ROBINSON. NEHEMIAH and NATHAN were both born in VISHTINETZ
(VISTYTIS), the former in 1898, the latter in 1904. Just like his
brother YAAKOV, NEHEMIAH became a great international lawyer, director
of the Institue of Jewish Affairs and drafter of the Reparations
Agreements between Germany and Israel and between Germany and the
Conference on Jewish Material Claims. NATHAN ROBINSON was a very
prominent physicist and director of the Solar Laboratory at the Haifa
Technion. Both NEHEMIAH and NATHAN ROBINSON died in 1964. About the
other brothers I haven't been able to gather any additional information.

There is very little material on YAAKOV ROBINSON's life. Short entries
in different Jewish Encyclopedias; some information in "Yahadut Lita" -
one of whose editors he himself was - and in the Yiddish "Lite". I spent
several weeks in the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, where I
found considerable material on YAAKOV ROBINSON's activities as director
of the Institute of Jewish Affairs. I was at the Yad Vashem Archives and
at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem. But I haven't found any
relevant information on ROBINSON's background, his parents, his family,
his childhood, his youth, his activities in the 1930s (when he in a
sense disappeared >from the international stage), his arrival to the US
etc.

YAAKOV ROBINSON had married CLARA KATZ (1897-1976). They had two
daughters: ATHALIE (born 1925) and VITA (1928-1955). ATHALIE ROBINSON
lives in NYC, is not healthy and for some reason doesn't want to talk to
anyone about her father.

I'd be immensely grateful for any pieces of information on YAAKOV
ROBINSON, his parents, his family, his activities etc.

Yours sincerely,

Omry K. Feuereisen, ok@nebt.org, feuereisen@dubnow.de, Berlin/Leipzig,
Germany.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Update on Lithuanian Vital Records Project - week of October 24,2004 #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The purpose of this bulletin is to advise Litvaks interested in the Vital
Records Indexing Project of the incremental progress of the project. It is
also intended to advise you of the needs of the project as well. In any
given issue, if a town is not mentioned, it does not mean we don&#8217;t need your
help. It means no one has yet responded. If you are interested in the
project, please follow these updates and contribute to help make it
successful.

Financial Contributions

The state of the project is such that we are resource limited. The
particular resource we need right now is funding. Please consider
contributing to this project. A qualifying contribution in the project
requires a $100 contribution made in the name of a single town. This
entitles one to receive the indexes produced as Excel spreadsheets. In order
to receive a translated index for additional towns, a separate, like amount
must be donated for each town. In cases where the costs exceed the
available budget, additional contributions will be solicited >from existing
contributors. The best example of this before we go any further is the Vilna
records. If you are so inclined to contribute to the indexing of the Vilna
records, please consider donating a larger amount. This will give us the
ability to move faster on a set of records that is approximately 150,000 in
number dating >from 1837-1915.

Contributions can be made via the LitvakSIG web site at
www.jewishgen.org/litvak . Select the hyperlink to the donor form at the
bottom of the page.


Translators

Last week we added an accomplished Yiddishist as an indexer. She is a
graduate of the Uriel Weinreich Yiddish program at Columbia University.

Translations

Our newest indexer will be looking at the records for Vilkija. Her
availability is such that she can start working in January. In the interim,
we are looking to raise funds for this indexing. If you have questions
regarding exactly what records are available, please see the LitvakSIG web
site and click on the hyperlink for the FHL Films.

Shtetl Coordinators

We need Shtetl Coordinators for all the towns for which vital records exist.
This job will include fundraising, finding indexing resources and proofing
indexed records prior to submittal to the All Lithuania Database [ALD]. In
order to make this project a success, we need you to step forward and be
counted. These records cannot be indexed without staffing for each town.
Please step forward if you have an interest by contacting us at
Joelrat@aol.com .

Now that we have an indexer for Vilkija &#8211; we need a Shtetl Coordinator
immediately. Our indexer cannot get started until sufficient funds are
raised for this town.


Lectures

Last weekend, a presentation on the Vital Records Indexing project was given
to the JGS of Long Island.

Future plans

We have leads for other potential indexers and will follow up on these as
your contributions allow.


Resources

Coordinators Guide - We are developing a handbook to guide the Shtetl
Coordinators through the entire indexing process. This will be based on the
work already done by JRI-Poland and will be tailored for our use. Our needs
are somewhat different as our records are mostly in Cyrillic and Hebrew.
Thanks for the ability to use the JRI-Poland document as a template goes to
Hadassah Lipsius, JRI-Poland Associate Director and Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator.

Name Index &#8211; We are also developing a name index which will cross-reference
names >from Cyrillic and Hebrew into English.


Joel Ratner


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Update on Lithuanian Vital Records Project - week of October 24,2004 #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The purpose of this bulletin is to advise Litvaks interested in the Vital
Records Indexing Project of the incremental progress of the project. It is
also intended to advise you of the needs of the project as well. In any
given issue, if a town is not mentioned, it does not mean we don&#8217;t need your
help. It means no one has yet responded. If you are interested in the
project, please follow these updates and contribute to help make it
successful.

Financial Contributions

The state of the project is such that we are resource limited. The
particular resource we need right now is funding. Please consider
contributing to this project. A qualifying contribution in the project
requires a $100 contribution made in the name of a single town. This
entitles one to receive the indexes produced as Excel spreadsheets. In order
to receive a translated index for additional towns, a separate, like amount
must be donated for each town. In cases where the costs exceed the
available budget, additional contributions will be solicited >from existing
contributors. The best example of this before we go any further is the Vilna
records. If you are so inclined to contribute to the indexing of the Vilna
records, please consider donating a larger amount. This will give us the
ability to move faster on a set of records that is approximately 150,000 in
number dating >from 1837-1915.

Contributions can be made via the LitvakSIG web site at
www.jewishgen.org/litvak . Select the hyperlink to the donor form at the
bottom of the page.


Translators

Last week we added an accomplished Yiddishist as an indexer. She is a
graduate of the Uriel Weinreich Yiddish program at Columbia University.

Translations

Our newest indexer will be looking at the records for Vilkija. Her
availability is such that she can start working in January. In the interim,
we are looking to raise funds for this indexing. If you have questions
regarding exactly what records are available, please see the LitvakSIG web
site and click on the hyperlink for the FHL Films.

Shtetl Coordinators

We need Shtetl Coordinators for all the towns for which vital records exist.
This job will include fundraising, finding indexing resources and proofing
indexed records prior to submittal to the All Lithuania Database [ALD]. In
order to make this project a success, we need you to step forward and be
counted. These records cannot be indexed without staffing for each town.
Please step forward if you have an interest by contacting us at
Joelrat@aol.com .

Now that we have an indexer for Vilkija &#8211; we need a Shtetl Coordinator
immediately. Our indexer cannot get started until sufficient funds are
raised for this town.


Lectures

Last weekend, a presentation on the Vital Records Indexing project was given
to the JGS of Long Island.

Future plans

We have leads for other potential indexers and will follow up on these as
your contributions allow.


Resources

Coordinators Guide - We are developing a handbook to guide the Shtetl
Coordinators through the entire indexing process. This will be based on the
work already done by JRI-Poland and will be tailored for our use. Our needs
are somewhat different as our records are mostly in Cyrillic and Hebrew.
Thanks for the ability to use the JRI-Poland document as a template goes to
Hadassah Lipsius, JRI-Poland Associate Director and Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator.

Name Index &#8211; We are also developing a name index which will cross-reference
names >from Cyrillic and Hebrew into English.


Joel Ratner


FRIED m. FRIED, Hungary about 1920 #general

Ari Dale <ari@...>
 

Apparently unrelated, Samuel Fried married Luisa Fried c. 1919-22
probably in Hungary, maybe in Szekeres. Vital record searches so far
unproductive. Any bells ringing now? Any suggestions?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FRIED m. FRIED, Hungary about 1920 #general

Ari Dale <ari@...>
 

Apparently unrelated, Samuel Fried married Luisa Fried c. 1919-22
probably in Hungary, maybe in Szekeres. Vital record searches so far
unproductive. Any bells ringing now? Any suggestions?


VERGOTTINI - Italians who moved to South Africa #general

Caroline <cfb@...>
 

Hi,
I have recently been researching my gg grandfather - William Henry ADLER,
who was a Jew.
However, I now believe his wife, Cecilia Elizabeth VERGOTTINI (born 1854)
may also have been a Jew and wondered if anyone else was researching this
family?
With thanks,
Caroline Faunce-Brown
England
cfb@pobox.com


KAGAN, GLATSTEIN from Knyshyn; HIRSZ, Grabowiecz-->Warsaw #general

Jack Hirsh <jhirsh@...>
 

Searching for information on my parents
1.mother Eta Kagan,born about 1912 in Knyshyn,Poland,father was a Rabbi,
her mother was possibly a Glatstein
2.father,Sam (Sholem) Hirsh (Hirsz) born about 1902 in Grabowiecz Poland
before moving to Warsaw
Jack Hirsh


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VERGOTTINI - Italians who moved to South Africa #general

Caroline <cfb@...>
 

Hi,
I have recently been researching my gg grandfather - William Henry ADLER,
who was a Jew.
However, I now believe his wife, Cecilia Elizabeth VERGOTTINI (born 1854)
may also have been a Jew and wondered if anyone else was researching this
family?
With thanks,
Caroline Faunce-Brown
England
cfb@pobox.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KAGAN, GLATSTEIN from Knyshyn; HIRSZ, Grabowiecz-->Warsaw #general

Jack Hirsh <jhirsh@...>
 

Searching for information on my parents
1.mother Eta Kagan,born about 1912 in Knyshyn,Poland,father was a Rabbi,
her mother was possibly a Glatstein
2.father,Sam (Sholem) Hirsh (Hirsz) born about 1902 in Grabowiecz Poland
before moving to Warsaw
Jack Hirsh


AXELROD JACOBSON FUNT GREEN #general

JELORRAINE
 

To my fellow Genners who havve helped me with the Glatzer family and Uscier
research since I am at a temporary impasse I am moving on to my paternal side
of the family. I have made some headway with the Axelreod Jacobsons and would
like to try for the great grandparents. Cilia Jacobson, Fanny Jacobson, Sophie
Funt, Bessie Green all nee Axelrod originally >from Russia and were Brooklyn,
N.Y. residents I would like to find out the parents names of the Axelrods and
Jacobsons if this is familiar to any readers and perhaps the town they
originated >from in Russia. This does not show up in any research I have done.
Many thanks for any help you can give me.
Jewel Glatzer jelorraine@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen AXELROD JACOBSON FUNT GREEN #general

JELORRAINE
 

To my fellow Genners who havve helped me with the Glatzer family and Uscier
research since I am at a temporary impasse I am moving on to my paternal side
of the family. I have made some headway with the Axelreod Jacobsons and would
like to try for the great grandparents. Cilia Jacobson, Fanny Jacobson, Sophie
Funt, Bessie Green all nee Axelrod originally >from Russia and were Brooklyn,
N.Y. residents I would like to find out the parents names of the Axelrods and
Jacobsons if this is familiar to any readers and perhaps the town they
originated >from in Russia. This does not show up in any research I have done.
Many thanks for any help you can give me.
Jewel Glatzer jelorraine@aol.com


Ruchel and Chaykel #general

Deborah Wiener <debw@...>
 

re Chakel. I had a great uncle >from Latvia whose name was "chaykel"
pronounced "Chai-kel". I guess it came >from chaim, but I dont know.

re "ruchel". My grandmother was Rachel, known in German as Rosa and
Hebrew as "Rahel" and yiddish as "Ruchel" . It could also be "Rochel",
they are all the same

Deborah Wiener
Melbourne


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ruchel and Chaykel #general

Deborah Wiener <debw@...>
 

re Chakel. I had a great uncle >from Latvia whose name was "chaykel"
pronounced "Chai-kel". I guess it came >from chaim, but I dont know.

re "ruchel". My grandmother was Rachel, known in German as Rosa and
Hebrew as "Rahel" and yiddish as "Ruchel" . It could also be "Rochel",
they are all the same

Deborah Wiener
Melbourne


Morton GOULD's Wife ? BANKS #general

S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

I am searching for the first name of famed songwriter/ASCAP executive
Morton GOULD's (ex-?) wife. Her maiden name was BANKS and she had a
brother, named Jimmy.

She may or may not be the mother of some/all of GOULD's four
children; Deborah, Abby, Eric and David. She was not among Morton's
survivors (GOULD was born on December 10, 1913 in Richmond Hills, New
York and died February 21, 1996 in Orlando, Florida. He is buried at the
New Montefiore Cemetery, Suffolk Couty, in West Babylon, New York. His
(former?) wife may or may not be buried beside him.

I haven't found an online index to the cemetery and if no one has
this information handy- I can't find any federal census information- I
may end up calling the cemetery director.

Thanks for any insight.

Stacy Harris
Nashville, Tennessee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Morton GOULD's Wife ? BANKS #general

S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

I am searching for the first name of famed songwriter/ASCAP executive
Morton GOULD's (ex-?) wife. Her maiden name was BANKS and she had a
brother, named Jimmy.

She may or may not be the mother of some/all of GOULD's four
children; Deborah, Abby, Eric and David. She was not among Morton's
survivors (GOULD was born on December 10, 1913 in Richmond Hills, New
York and died February 21, 1996 in Orlando, Florida. He is buried at the
New Montefiore Cemetery, Suffolk Couty, in West Babylon, New York. His
(former?) wife may or may not be buried beside him.

I haven't found an online index to the cemetery and if no one has
this information handy- I can't find any federal census information- I
may end up calling the cemetery director.

Thanks for any insight.

Stacy Harris
Nashville, Tennessee


Pages of Testimony - Thank you! #general

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I received many helpful responses to my request for translations. You
came through for me - again! Thank you all!

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pages of Testimony - Thank you! #general

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I received many helpful responses to my request for translations. You
came through for me - again! Thank you all!

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)
Belarus: BROUDA/BREWDA/BREVDA/BREWDI (Amstibove/Mstibovo)
Ukraine: KLETZEL/KLETSEL (Volhynia region)


What_does_the_future_offer_Family_History_Societies??= #unitedkingdom

Alice Josephs
 

The Federation of Family History Societies

Central Southern Regional Seminar

What does the future offer Family History Societies?

Anyone wanting to attend should contact the Administrator of the FFHS
before November 5th. email admin@ffhs.org.uk

Programme - 20th November 2004

10.00 am Registration and Coffee
10.15 am Welcome and Opening
10.30 am Forum - The Future of Family History Societies - A panel of
speakers giving their views and opinions, followed by a general
discussion, concerning: falling membership; low attendance at meetings;
relevance of FHS's to research; the impact of the internet. Chaired by
Alec Tritton. Panel comprises Paul Blake, Geoff riggs and Kathleen
Shawcross.
12.00 pm Societies' data online: principles, pros and cons, the
experience of FamilyHistoryOnline - Alec Coutts
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Digital imaging and publishing - Mike Kent
3.00 pm Encouraging and helping Societies' members to
participate - John and Beryl Hurley
4.00 pm Close of Seminar and afternoon tea.

This seminar is an information seminar which will be of particular
benefit to committee members or those considering joining the committee
of Family History Organisations. It is also open to any family
historian who wishes ot know more about the function of the FFHS.

FFHS (Publications) Ltd will be in attendance.

St Nicholas's Church Hall, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1EA

Alice Josephs
JOSEPHS (JABLUSZKO) ROZENBERG, Ciechanow, DON GOLDMACHER GURMAN Pultusk,
Poland STERN Heppenheim a/d Bergstrasse HERZ Kochendorf MARKUS
Otterstadt & Hainchen GRUEN GRUENEWALD MARKUS Roedelheim, Germany
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice/


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom What_does_the_future_offer_Family_History_Societies??= #unitedkingdom

Alice Josephs
 

The Federation of Family History Societies

Central Southern Regional Seminar

What does the future offer Family History Societies?

Anyone wanting to attend should contact the Administrator of the FFHS
before November 5th. email admin@ffhs.org.uk

Programme - 20th November 2004

10.00 am Registration and Coffee
10.15 am Welcome and Opening
10.30 am Forum - The Future of Family History Societies - A panel of
speakers giving their views and opinions, followed by a general
discussion, concerning: falling membership; low attendance at meetings;
relevance of FHS's to research; the impact of the internet. Chaired by
Alec Tritton. Panel comprises Paul Blake, Geoff riggs and Kathleen
Shawcross.
12.00 pm Societies' data online: principles, pros and cons, the
experience of FamilyHistoryOnline - Alec Coutts
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Digital imaging and publishing - Mike Kent
3.00 pm Encouraging and helping Societies' members to
participate - John and Beryl Hurley
4.00 pm Close of Seminar and afternoon tea.

This seminar is an information seminar which will be of particular
benefit to committee members or those considering joining the committee
of Family History Organisations. It is also open to any family
historian who wishes ot know more about the function of the FFHS.

FFHS (Publications) Ltd will be in attendance.

St Nicholas's Church Hall, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1EA

Alice Josephs
JOSEPHS (JABLUSZKO) ROZENBERG, Ciechanow, DON GOLDMACHER GURMAN Pultusk,
Poland STERN Heppenheim a/d Bergstrasse HERZ Kochendorf MARKUS
Otterstadt & Hainchen GRUEN GRUENEWALD MARKUS Roedelheim, Germany
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice/