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Mollie and Nathan Newman-Bronx NY-Found! #general

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Hi genners,
Yesterday I posted an email about the above captioned family. At the same
time I emailed someone who had listed the name Newman on the JGFF in 1997. This
morning I recieved an email >from her-she is the granddaughter of Mollie and
Nathan. Another success story through Jewishgen!
Carol Blumenthal-Cohen
Bklyn NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mollie and Nathan Newman-Bronx NY-Found! #general

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Hi genners,
Yesterday I posted an email about the above captioned family. At the same
time I emailed someone who had listed the name Newman on the JGFF in 1997. This
morning I recieved an email >from her-she is the granddaughter of Mollie and
Nathan. Another success story through Jewishgen!
Carol Blumenthal-Cohen
Bklyn NY


Re: Web etiquette for posting family trees #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

In this age of identity theft, you do not put anyone that is alive on
the Internet without hiding their identities. All notes, references,
dates, and places should be removed >from the GEDCOM file using one of
many utilities that will "clean" the file based on criteria you
specify. While I will change first names to initials, other
organizations like JewishGen will remove the first names. All you are
left with is relationships.

Zev Griner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Web etiquette for posting family trees #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

In this age of identity theft, you do not put anyone that is alive on
the Internet without hiding their identities. All notes, references,
dates, and places should be removed >from the GEDCOM file using one of
many utilities that will "clean" the file based on criteria you
specify. While I will change first names to initials, other
organizations like JewishGen will remove the first names. All you are
left with is relationships.

Zev Griner


JGSLA May 15th-Steve Morse is Speaking #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

To JewishGenners in the Greater Los Angeles area:

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles on Monday, May 15th, when the guru of online genealogical
search engines, Stephen P. Morse, will be speaking on two topics near and
dear to the hearts of family tree-makers.

"FINDING YOUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS IN CENSUS AND PASSENGER RECORDS"

Date: Monday, May 15, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnin Auditorium, Skirball Cultural Center

PROGRAM:

Charting one’s family history can be a daunting project. An important first
step is tracing your ancestors’ journeys to the United States and
discovering facts about their early years in America. In April 2001 the
Ellis Island website went on-line containing passenger records >from
1892–1923. A few weeks later, Stephen Morse created the “One-Step Ellis
Island” search engine to facilitate using this resource to locate passenger
manifests.

But what happened when your ancestors disembarked in New York City? A large
percentage ended up living there, even if they eventually moved on to other
places. Along with the federal census records, there were also several New
York state censuses—the most valuable, for genealogical purposes, being
those >from 1905, 1915, and 1925 when there was a large influx of immigrants.
Morse’s website offers a universal finding aid for searching in each of the
three census years in all boroughs.

This two-part lecture will explain how to use these tools to navigate both
the Ellis Island and New York Census records with fewer tears and greater
success so you can track down your elusive ancestors and continue building
your family tree.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Skirball and is free of charge

Please note: the food cart will be available for early dining! The JGSLA
Spiszman Traveling Library will be available starting at 6:15PM.

For directions and more info go to our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Come join us!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA May 15th-Steve Morse is Speaking #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

To JewishGenners in the Greater Los Angeles area:

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles on Monday, May 15th, when the guru of online genealogical
search engines, Stephen P. Morse, will be speaking on two topics near and
dear to the hearts of family tree-makers.

"FINDING YOUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS IN CENSUS AND PASSENGER RECORDS"

Date: Monday, May 15, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnin Auditorium, Skirball Cultural Center

PROGRAM:

Charting one’s family history can be a daunting project. An important first
step is tracing your ancestors’ journeys to the United States and
discovering facts about their early years in America. In April 2001 the
Ellis Island website went on-line containing passenger records >from
1892–1923. A few weeks later, Stephen Morse created the “One-Step Ellis
Island” search engine to facilitate using this resource to locate passenger
manifests.

But what happened when your ancestors disembarked in New York City? A large
percentage ended up living there, even if they eventually moved on to other
places. Along with the federal census records, there were also several New
York state censuses—the most valuable, for genealogical purposes, being
those >from 1905, 1915, and 1925 when there was a large influx of immigrants.
Morse’s website offers a universal finding aid for searching in each of the
three census years in all boroughs.

This two-part lecture will explain how to use these tools to navigate both
the Ellis Island and New York Census records with fewer tears and greater
success so you can track down your elusive ancestors and continue building
your family tree.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Skirball and is free of charge

Please note: the food cart will be available for early dining! The JGSLA
Spiszman Traveling Library will be available starting at 6:15PM.

For directions and more info go to our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Come join us!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...


Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

Richard Dale <rmd.jg@...>
 

Although I cannot help with the specific naming questions (Israel, Benjamin
etc), I do know that daughters of Cohens (and Levites) are recognized as
such. There are various rules that apply to a Bat Cohen and a Bat Levi
(daughter of a Cohen, daughter of a Levi). (Eg a Bat Cohen does not have to
redeem a first-born son in the pidyon ha-ben ceremony - see
http://www.imohel.com/pidyon.htm ).

Basically a male Cohen passes this on to ALL his children, and they are each
bound be certain rights and obligations, but only the male children carry it
on to theirs.
I hope this makes sense.

--Richard Dale
Newton MA.

----- Original Message -----
From: "malcolm katz" <malkikatz9361@...>
To: "JCR-UK SIG" < jcr-uk@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 7:50 PM
Subject: [jcr-uk] Hebrew naming


Hello
On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this.
To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

Richard Dale <rmd.jg@...>
 

Although I cannot help with the specific naming questions (Israel, Benjamin
etc), I do know that daughters of Cohens (and Levites) are recognized as
such. There are various rules that apply to a Bat Cohen and a Bat Levi
(daughter of a Cohen, daughter of a Levi). (Eg a Bat Cohen does not have to
redeem a first-born son in the pidyon ha-ben ceremony - see
http://www.imohel.com/pidyon.htm ).

Basically a male Cohen passes this on to ALL his children, and they are each
bound be certain rights and obligations, but only the male children carry it
on to theirs.
I hope this makes sense.

--Richard Dale
Newton MA.

----- Original Message -----
From: "malcolm katz" <malkikatz9361@...>
To: "JCR-UK SIG" < jcr-uk@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 7:50 PM
Subject: [jcr-uk] Hebrew naming


Hello
On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this.
To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz


Re: Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/5/2006 3:45:32 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
malkikatz9361@... writes:

< On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this. >

==Your thinking is absolutely correct. The conventional symbol on a Cohen's
tombstone is two hands in the priestly blessing position, thumbs touching and
the fingers spread as two pairs on each hand.

==candlesticks are occasionally seen on 19th and 20th century tombstones as
tributes to wives and mothers who are responsible for the sabbath lights.
They are a matter of personal dessire or may be marks of a stonemason's salesman
skills.

< To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it. >

==I can think of no explanation. Could Binyamin be a stepfather who helped
raise her? Could he have been named Israel at one time and Binyamin at
another (or even the same)? Hebrew for "daughter [of]" is "bat."

=="Bet" (or "beyt") means "house [of]." So the notation on the tombstone may
indicate the family name: was she or her father surnamed Benjamin?

Michael Bernet, New York


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/5/2006 3:45:32 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
malkikatz9361@... writes:

< On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this. >

==Your thinking is absolutely correct. The conventional symbol on a Cohen's
tombstone is two hands in the priestly blessing position, thumbs touching and
the fingers spread as two pairs on each hand.

==candlesticks are occasionally seen on 19th and 20th century tombstones as
tributes to wives and mothers who are responsible for the sabbath lights.
They are a matter of personal dessire or may be marks of a stonemason's salesman
skills.

< To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it. >

==I can think of no explanation. Could Binyamin be a stepfather who helped
raise her? Could he have been named Israel at one time and Binyamin at
another (or even the same)? Hebrew for "daughter [of]" is "bat."

=="Bet" (or "beyt") means "house [of]." So the notation on the tombstone may
indicate the family name: was she or her father surnamed Benjamin?

Michael Bernet, New York


Rabbi Yosef author of She'erit Zichron Yosef #rabbinic

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

Rabbi Yosef (aka Yosef HaTzadik), Av Beit Din in Posen appears in my
family tree. Unfortuantely, I don't know how he is connected.

Has anyone put together his children's family tree?

During the conference in Israel, someone mentioned that a person in
Me'ah She'arim who is a direct descendant wrote a book about him and
his family tree. Does anyone know who this was and how to contact
him?

Thank you.

Shoshana L. Boublil

Researching:
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN [BERGMAN]; SHERESHEVSKY;
OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Yosef author of She'erit Zichron Yosef #rabbinic

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

Rabbi Yosef (aka Yosef HaTzadik), Av Beit Din in Posen appears in my
family tree. Unfortuantely, I don't know how he is connected.

Has anyone put together his children's family tree?

During the conference in Israel, someone mentioned that a person in
Me'ah She'arim who is a direct descendant wrote a book about him and
his family tree. Does anyone know who this was and how to contact
him?

Thank you.

Shoshana L. Boublil

Researching:
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN [BERGMAN]; SHERESHEVSKY;
OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH


Volozhin Yeshiva students #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

The building of the Volozhin Yeshiva (in Belarus), is in Jewish
hands. I made some posters to be displayed (in Hebrew >from the
Volozhin Yizkor Book and English >from the translation and the net)
for about 30 of the students who attended.

Amongst them rabbinic personalities: Chaim Ozer Grodzensky,
Mordechay Eliashberg, Moshe Mordechay Epstein, Shlomo David Kahane,
Yechiel Michal Halevi Epstein, Zvi-Hirsh Levinson, Avraham Duber
Kahane-Shapiro, Boruch Dov Leibovitz, Issar Zalman Melzer, Shmuel
Mohilever, Shmuel Salant, Nachum Kaplan (Nohemke >from Horodno),
Shlomo Polachek, Yitzhak Nissenboim and more.

I am trying to find more information on 3 other students:

* Eliyahu Aharon Milikovski-Samsonov. What I have is: Student of
Hanaziv and son in law of Bunimevitz >from Volozhin. Born in Mitava
(Latvia) in 5634 (1864). The pages 213-221 in his book "Yaakov's
tents" are dedicated to Volozhin. Died In Jerusalem in 5707. Also
wrote; Ohalei Aharon.

* Don Yikhye, Yehuda Leib born in Drissa in 1868. Rabbi of Shklov,
Drissa & Chernigov. Member of Nezach Yisrael. Passed away in Tel
Aviv in 1941.

* Mordechai Nachmany ( Gorodonski), born in Nesvizh (Belarus) in
1867, passed away in Rehovot in 1949.

Thank you for any help,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Volozhin Yeshiva students #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

The building of the Volozhin Yeshiva (in Belarus), is in Jewish
hands. I made some posters to be displayed (in Hebrew >from the
Volozhin Yizkor Book and English >from the translation and the net)
for about 30 of the students who attended.

Amongst them rabbinic personalities: Chaim Ozer Grodzensky,
Mordechay Eliashberg, Moshe Mordechay Epstein, Shlomo David Kahane,
Yechiel Michal Halevi Epstein, Zvi-Hirsh Levinson, Avraham Duber
Kahane-Shapiro, Boruch Dov Leibovitz, Issar Zalman Melzer, Shmuel
Mohilever, Shmuel Salant, Nachum Kaplan (Nohemke >from Horodno),
Shlomo Polachek, Yitzhak Nissenboim and more.

I am trying to find more information on 3 other students:

* Eliyahu Aharon Milikovski-Samsonov. What I have is: Student of
Hanaziv and son in law of Bunimevitz >from Volozhin. Born in Mitava
(Latvia) in 5634 (1864). The pages 213-221 in his book "Yaakov's
tents" are dedicated to Volozhin. Died In Jerusalem in 5707. Also
wrote; Ohalei Aharon.

* Don Yikhye, Yehuda Leib born in Drissa in 1868. Rabbi of Shklov,
Drissa & Chernigov. Member of Nezach Yisrael. Passed away in Tel
Aviv in 1941.

* Mordechai Nachmany ( Gorodonski), born in Nesvizh (Belarus) in
1867, passed away in Rehovot in 1949.

Thank you for any help,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles


need small English->French translation #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Would anyone be able to translate a 275-word Danzig-related message from
English to French? If so, please contact me privately. The purpose of the
message is to request permission for us to extract and place online
information appearing in a published book about Danzig refugees detained in
Mauritius.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


cemetery photo on Danzig website #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A photograph of the grave of Jola (nee FRENKEL) ENGEL, taken in Danzig in
1938, is now available in the Gallery section of our SIG website. Thanks
very much to Jan ENGEL for this submission. If you have any photographs
from Danzig cemeteries that you wish to share, please contact me.
If you have very good image enhancement software, please let us know whether
you can read any of the inscriptions on the gravestones in the background of
this photo.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland need small English->French translation #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Would anyone be able to translate a 275-word Danzig-related message from
English to French? If so, please contact me privately. The purpose of the
message is to request permission for us to extract and place online
information appearing in a published book about Danzig refugees detained in
Mauritius.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland cemetery photo on Danzig website #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A photograph of the grave of Jola (nee FRENKEL) ENGEL, taken in Danzig in
1938, is now available in the Gallery section of our SIG website. Thanks
very much to Jan ENGEL for this submission. If you have any photographs
from Danzig cemeteries that you wish to share, please contact me.
If you have very good image enhancement software, please let us know whether
you can read any of the inscriptions on the gravestones in the background of
this photo.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


FEILPAOVITCH #unitedkingdom

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

Hello
My great grandparents were Morris LAZARUS and Annie
ALPEROVITCH listed on 5 childrens birth
certificates,On cencus details they are listed as
Russian citizens,Alas they were not natrulized,But
Morris's brother was and on his it states he was from
Grodno,On his census details it states he was from
NOWYDWOR,I canot find any details of a place known as
this and am wondering if anyone can advise me as to
where this would be as i think the census taker must
have mispelt it.
Also on my grandfathers birth certificate the 6th and
latest son Morris(Mosche) is spelt as MOUSCHA and the
mothers name is listed as Hannah FEILPAOVITCH instead
of Alperovitch.
Does anyone know where Mouscha comes >from and has
anyone come accross FEILPAOVITCH in London or anywhere
before.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz





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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom FEILPAOVITCH #unitedkingdom

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

Hello
My great grandparents were Morris LAZARUS and Annie
ALPEROVITCH listed on 5 childrens birth
certificates,On cencus details they are listed as
Russian citizens,Alas they were not natrulized,But
Morris's brother was and on his it states he was from
Grodno,On his census details it states he was from
NOWYDWOR,I canot find any details of a place known as
this and am wondering if anyone can advise me as to
where this would be as i think the census taker must
have mispelt it.
Also on my grandfathers birth certificate the 6th and
latest son Morris(Mosche) is spelt as MOUSCHA and the
mothers name is listed as Hannah FEILPAOVITCH instead
of Alperovitch.
Does anyone know where Mouscha comes >from and has
anyone come accross FEILPAOVITCH in London or anywhere
before.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz





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