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Introduction and request about SCHEER #usa

Aidan Kelly
 

I'm Aidan Kelly, in Tacoma, WA. I'm hoping to find information about
my Great-great-grandfather and his family. His name was Jacob
(or possibly Joseph) SCHEER; all I know is that he came through
Hamburg and arrived in New York City about 1840.

He had a daughter Catherine, born about the 1860s (IDK if he had
other kids, or the name of his wife), who married an Irish cop,
John Raymond Kelly, and was disowned by her family. so she raised
her seven children as Catholics, but taught them that, by halakah,
they still Jewish, an taught them a lot of the traditions. So my
grandfather, William Henry Kelly, was in the jewelry business,
was very socially active in the Jewish community, and taught
the traditions as best he could to his three daughters.

My mother, Marie Cecile Kelly (married a Kelly). really mourned
the fact that she could not legally inherit Jewishness >from her
father (although. by current Reform rules, maybe she could have).
Culturally she was pretty Jewish, and she taught me that being
Jewish was something to be desired and to be proud of, which I
have always believed. Sometimes she was asked if she was Jewish;
she always replied, "Who's asking?"--because she could not, in
good conscience, either affirm or deny that she was Jewish.

So I have also lived with that ambiguity, learning about Jewish
culture mainly >from all the red-diaper babies who are among my
oldest friends. What's provoked a decision is that my wife recently
discovered on Ancestry that she is Jewish, as, therefore, so are our
3 kids. I met Rabbi Sherwin Wine about 25 years ago; had long
conversations with him. So I am joining the SHJ in two days, when
my SS comes. I am definitely the kind of modern intellectual whose
needs Sherwin intended to meet.

On Ancestry I connected with some cousins, descended >from my
grandfather's sister Gertrude. I met Aunt Trudy and my great-grandmother
Catherine when I was about six. I talked with Gertrude's daughter,
Dolores McCann (age 91), not two weeks ago. She said that her family
kept the fact that Catherine was Jewish a big secret. Anyway, Dolores
married a Frank Hughes and had four kids. Her daughter Marybeth had
two daughters, one of whom has two little girls, aged 7 and 9.
So that's all kinds of cousins, four generations of women who had
not known they were Jewish. A good day's work, I think.

Anyway, I have not found anything about Jacob and Catherine on Ancestry.
I'd be very grateful if anyone on this list could give me a clue.

Shalom, Aidan A. Kelly, Ph.D., Tacoma, Washington kelly_aidan@yahoo.com


Need Some Help at 31 Chambers Street, New York #general

Scott D. Seligman
 

I've identified a file that I need in the County Clerk Archives at 31
Chambers Street in New York, but as I'm far >from the Big Apple I need
someone to go there in person and photograph the pages. The archivist tells
me it includes about 50 pages, and that while I'm welcome to bring a camera
or an Ipad to take images of them, they are unable to photocopy them for me.
Is there a kind soul in the New York area who might be going to Chambers
Street in the near future who might be able to help me with this? I'd be
more than glad to cover expenses. Please reply privately:
heyscott@ymail.com.

Best,

Scott Seligman


Early American SIG #USA Introduction and request about SCHEER #usa

Aidan Kelly
 

I'm Aidan Kelly, in Tacoma, WA. I'm hoping to find information about
my Great-great-grandfather and his family. His name was Jacob
(or possibly Joseph) SCHEER; all I know is that he came through
Hamburg and arrived in New York City about 1840.

He had a daughter Catherine, born about the 1860s (IDK if he had
other kids, or the name of his wife), who married an Irish cop,
John Raymond Kelly, and was disowned by her family. so she raised
her seven children as Catholics, but taught them that, by halakah,
they still Jewish, an taught them a lot of the traditions. So my
grandfather, William Henry Kelly, was in the jewelry business,
was very socially active in the Jewish community, and taught
the traditions as best he could to his three daughters.

My mother, Marie Cecile Kelly (married a Kelly). really mourned
the fact that she could not legally inherit Jewishness >from her
father (although. by current Reform rules, maybe she could have).
Culturally she was pretty Jewish, and she taught me that being
Jewish was something to be desired and to be proud of, which I
have always believed. Sometimes she was asked if she was Jewish;
she always replied, "Who's asking?"--because she could not, in
good conscience, either affirm or deny that she was Jewish.

So I have also lived with that ambiguity, learning about Jewish
culture mainly >from all the red-diaper babies who are among my
oldest friends. What's provoked a decision is that my wife recently
discovered on Ancestry that she is Jewish, as, therefore, so are our
3 kids. I met Rabbi Sherwin Wine about 25 years ago; had long
conversations with him. So I am joining the SHJ in two days, when
my SS comes. I am definitely the kind of modern intellectual whose
needs Sherwin intended to meet.

On Ancestry I connected with some cousins, descended >from my
grandfather's sister Gertrude. I met Aunt Trudy and my great-grandmother
Catherine when I was about six. I talked with Gertrude's daughter,
Dolores McCann (age 91), not two weeks ago. She said that her family
kept the fact that Catherine was Jewish a big secret. Anyway, Dolores
married a Frank Hughes and had four kids. Her daughter Marybeth had
two daughters, one of whom has two little girls, aged 7 and 9.
So that's all kinds of cousins, four generations of women who had
not known they were Jewish. A good day's work, I think.

Anyway, I have not found anything about Jacob and Catherine on Ancestry.
I'd be very grateful if anyone on this list could give me a clue.

Shalom, Aidan A. Kelly, Ph.D., Tacoma, Washington kelly_aidan@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Some Help at 31 Chambers Street, New York #general

Scott D. Seligman
 

I've identified a file that I need in the County Clerk Archives at 31
Chambers Street in New York, but as I'm far >from the Big Apple I need
someone to go there in person and photograph the pages. The archivist tells
me it includes about 50 pages, and that while I'm welcome to bring a camera
or an Ipad to take images of them, they are unable to photocopy them for me.
Is there a kind soul in the New York area who might be going to Chambers
Street in the near future who might be able to help me with this? I'd be
more than glad to cover expenses. Please reply privately:
heyscott@ymail.com.

Best,

Scott Seligman


Response to Inquiry from Jerry Mierzwa #general

Lande
 

I recently received a request for information >from Jerry Mierzwa regarding
Piotr Cholewicki. I have the information but cannot locate his email
address. Please provide address.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Response to Inquiry from Jerry Mierzwa #general

Lande
 

I recently received a request for information >from Jerry Mierzwa regarding
Piotr Cholewicki. I have the information but cannot locate his email
address. Please provide address.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Occupations #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello and thank you everyone
In connection my question with the "occupations" I see no need to
detail the example I mentioned:
Zalman Geller, married in 1859, his marriage record he is "laborer"
In 1861 a child is born, the father birth record he is "szpektor" (supervisor?)
In 1864 he had another child. Birth records father he is "belfer" (teacher)
In 1868 he had another child, and this time he again "szpektor" (supervisor?)
What is the explanation?
Thank you very much
David Nesher


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Occupations #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello and thank you everyone
In connection my question with the "occupations" I see no need to
detail the example I mentioned:
Zalman Geller, married in 1859, his marriage record he is "laborer"
In 1861 a child is born, the father birth record he is "szpektor" (supervisor?)
In 1864 he had another child. Birth records father he is "belfer" (teacher)
In 1868 he had another child, and this time he again "szpektor" (supervisor?)
What is the explanation?
Thank you very much
David Nesher


ViewMate translation request - German #germany

Ofra Karo <karoofra@...>
 

I've posted 2 vital records in German for which I need a translation
including the footnotes.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50021
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50022

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much, Ofra Karo
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


Meaning of "occupations" vital records #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
As a researcher, I'm trying to get as much information out dry words I
find vital records (BMD).
One of the common information listed there is a "Occupation". This is
a detail that might provide information that is not only technical,
but also gives information about a person's life in which we are
interested.
But, the question that concerns me, how this data record is at all serious.
Is occupations listed in the certificate are true generally, or they
just delivered to the clerk recorded the certificate - formal needs?
For example, one family member had found some of his certificates,
registered for another job each time (some of the overlapping years,
not different periods).
Here is one example: Once: "szpektor" (supervisor?)
Another time: "belfer" (teacher)
Another time: laborer
This is what I remembered now, there are more extreme.
Do we know anything about the way the Jews treated these records? Do
they try to provide true information when there was no reason to lie,
or was that just lip service to to the authorities?
My question is comprehensive, but primarily on the records of Poland
and Galicia 19th century.
Would love to hear your opinion
David Nesher
Israel


German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation request - German #germany

Ofra Karo <karoofra@...>
 

I've posted 2 vital records in German for which I need a translation
including the footnotes.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50021
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50022

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much, Ofra Karo
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of "occupations" vital records #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello
As a researcher, I'm trying to get as much information out dry words I
find vital records (BMD).
One of the common information listed there is a "Occupation". This is
a detail that might provide information that is not only technical,
but also gives information about a person's life in which we are
interested.
But, the question that concerns me, how this data record is at all serious.
Is occupations listed in the certificate are true generally, or they
just delivered to the clerk recorded the certificate - formal needs?
For example, one family member had found some of his certificates,
registered for another job each time (some of the overlapping years,
not different periods).
Here is one example: Once: "szpektor" (supervisor?)
Another time: "belfer" (teacher)
Another time: laborer
This is what I remembered now, there are more extreme.
Do we know anything about the way the Jews treated these records? Do
they try to provide true information when there was no reason to lie,
or was that just lip service to to the authorities?
My question is comprehensive, but primarily on the records of Poland
and Galicia 19th century.
Would love to hear your opinion
David Nesher
Israel


Viewmate Request (German translation) #general

Debbie Raff
 

Hi, All,

I just posted an image on View Mate ---VM50029
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=50029

This image is the notation area at the end of a Nowy Sacz, Poland 1898 birth
entry for Biene Mariem BIRNBAUM-FREI.

If you can translate this note (>from German to English) it would be
appreciated. It looks like 2 separate events occurred prior to the birth of
this child. Also, it appears the nearby town of Stary Sacz is mentioned.

Thanks,
Debbie Raff
California

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Request (German translation) #general

Debbie Raff
 

Hi, All,

I just posted an image on View Mate ---VM50029
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=50029

This image is the notation area at the end of a Nowy Sacz, Poland 1898 birth
entry for Biene Mariem BIRNBAUM-FREI.

If you can translate this note (>from German to English) it would be
appreciated. It looks like 2 separate events occurred prior to the birth of
this child. Also, it appears the nearby town of Stary Sacz is mentioned.

Thanks,
Debbie Raff
California

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Burial place of Helena Bronislava LEINER nee KORETZ #unitedkingdom

davidlewin@...
 

Can you please guide me?

How can I find out where Helena Bronislava LEINER nee KORETZ was buried?

She was born 19 May 1878 in Tarnow, Poland

died 27 Feb 1952 in Hampstead, London

Her daughter was Irene LEINER (2 June 1898 Tramnow - 18 Oct 1980 London )
married to Julius WEINBERG
The 1939 Register shows a Weinberg Household (4 People) in 6 Kidderpore
Gardens , Hampstead, London, England


I am not aware of any affiliation to a Synagogue in the family and want to
find the grave of Helena/Bronislava)

Can I find that place of burial?

Thanks

David Lewin
London


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Burial place of Helena Bronislava LEINER nee KORETZ #unitedkingdom

davidlewin@...
 

Can you please guide me?

How can I find out where Helena Bronislava LEINER nee KORETZ was buried?

She was born 19 May 1878 in Tarnow, Poland

died 27 Feb 1952 in Hampstead, London

Her daughter was Irene LEINER (2 June 1898 Tramnow - 18 Oct 1980 London )
married to Julius WEINBERG
The 1939 Register shows a Weinberg Household (4 People) in 6 Kidderpore
Gardens , Hampstead, London, England


I am not aware of any affiliation to a Synagogue in the family and want to
find the grave of Helena/Bronislava)

Can I find that place of burial?

Thanks

David Lewin
London


GLASSMAN - Northampton. #unitedkingdom

wilsonettess@...
 

Seeking information on the GLASSMAN family >from Northampton.

Lazarus b c. Russia 1861/3 married Deborah Scope in 1884 in Northampton -
children, Marks, Henry, Harriett, Sarah, Dorothy, Hannah, Bella (d. 1920)
and Daniel b. 1896 d WW1 1915. Have Lazarus' naturalization papers.

Main interest is information on Daniel - if anyone is a descendant of any
of the above children pls contact me privately.

Thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom GLASSMAN - Northampton. #unitedkingdom

wilsonettess@...
 

Seeking information on the GLASSMAN family >from Northampton.

Lazarus b c. Russia 1861/3 married Deborah Scope in 1884 in Northampton -
children, Marks, Henry, Harriett, Sarah, Dorothy, Hannah, Bella (d. 1920)
and Daniel b. 1896 d WW1 1915. Have Lazarus' naturalization papers.

Main interest is information on Daniel - if anyone is a descendant of any
of the above children pls contact me privately.

Thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


JGS of Georgia Fall meeting #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia fall meeting will be held
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM at The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring
St, NW, Atlanta, GA.

We are participating in the IAJGS program making videos >from the
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem available to
member societies.

We will watch the video presentations describing the Central Database of
Shoah Victim’s Names made by Cynthia Wroclawski and Zvi Bernhardt at
conference last summer. The topics they discuss include how to use the
database, case studies of success stories, and tips and tweaks for
searching with the new interface.

Cynthia Wroclawski is the manager of The Shoah Victims' Names Recovery
Project at Yad Vashem and Zvi Bernhardt is the Deputy Director of Yad
Vashem.

Admission to the program is included in admission to the museum.
For more information, contact JewishGenealogy@jgsg.org

Peggy Freedman


Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein to address JGS Cleveland on Reading Jewish Tombstones #general

Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>
 

Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein, Rabbi of Young Israel of Greater Cleveland,
is the featured speaker at the Wednesday, September 7th meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. Rabbi Burnstein will share How
to Read Jewish Tombstones. Jewish grave markers vary in size and
style; they are often a key to discover a family's history. Rabbi
Burnstein will discuss how to decipher symbols, Hebrew names, dates,
abbreviations, and quotations. He will tell ways families use the
information on grave stones to uncover lost histories.

Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein has been the Rabbi of Young Israel of
Greater Cleveland for the last 24 years. Prior to coming to
Cleveland, Rabbi Burnstein served as Rabbi of Young Israel of Greater
Buffalo for 6 years. His first rabbinic position was as the Assistant
Rabbi to Rabbi Moshe Heinemann of Agudas Yisroel of Baltimore.

Rabbi Burnstein, a native of Washington, D.C., received
his Semicha >from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Baltimore. In addition, he
has a Master's Degree in Talmudic Law >from Ner Yisroel, and a Master's
Degree in Computers >from John Hopkins University Whiting School of
Engineering.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Wednesday
evening of the month starting at 7:30 PM in the Miller Board Room at
Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood. Board members are
available >from 7:00 PM to assist with individual research questions.
Guests are welcome. RSVP to Programming@ClevelandJGS.org

Sylvia F. Abrams
1st Vice President - Programming
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

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