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Double Burials #general

Schamroth <scham@...>
 

Upon receiving a list of ancestors buried in the Krakow cemetary, I
noted that several graves contained two bodies. I was most surprised
about this and contacted the relative who sent me the list ...he
confirmed it.

Several questions arise:

As far as I am aware, Jewish Halacha forbids such practice. I thus
assume that it was only practiced under extraordinary circumstances.
What were the circumstances of such "double burials", and at what period
did they occur? Also, did the burials take place simultaneously, or did
several years seperate the burials? Were such burials usually >from the
same family? (In my case, they were). Finally, did the tombstones bear
any inscription indicating which was the upper (or later) burial?

I have subsequently heard that there are also numerous double graves in
the Prague cemetery.

Julian SCHAMROTH


TUMARKIN rabbis #general

zerakodesh@...
 

Seeking families of TUMARKIN rabbis:

Joseph in Kremenchug
Dan in Rogatchov
Zvi Hirsh in Dubrovno and Kremenchug
Rayeh Leib in Borisov

George Sackheim
<ZeraKodesh@aol.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Double Burials #general

Schamroth <scham@...>
 

Upon receiving a list of ancestors buried in the Krakow cemetary, I
noted that several graves contained two bodies. I was most surprised
about this and contacted the relative who sent me the list ...he
confirmed it.

Several questions arise:

As far as I am aware, Jewish Halacha forbids such practice. I thus
assume that it was only practiced under extraordinary circumstances.
What were the circumstances of such "double burials", and at what period
did they occur? Also, did the burials take place simultaneously, or did
several years seperate the burials? Were such burials usually >from the
same family? (In my case, they were). Finally, did the tombstones bear
any inscription indicating which was the upper (or later) burial?

I have subsequently heard that there are also numerous double graves in
the Prague cemetery.

Julian SCHAMROTH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TUMARKIN rabbis #general

zerakodesh@...
 

Seeking families of TUMARKIN rabbis:

Joseph in Kremenchug
Dan in Rogatchov
Zvi Hirsh in Dubrovno and Kremenchug
Rayeh Leib in Borisov

George Sackheim
<ZeraKodesh@aol.com>


1936 Montreal--Baron Byng High School #general

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

The following is a list of names on my father's June 1936 graduation
picture >from Baron Byng High School in Montreal. 99% of the names are
Jewish (and my father's, which was HARRIS, was in fact, changed >from KRAWITZ):

Aaron, J.
Abramovitch, Sam (Class representative)
Allister, William
Aronoff, Moses
Belkin, M.
Bercovitch, Meyer
Cohen, L.
Cohen, Philip (Treasurer)
Edgar, Joe
Endler, Herman G.
Endman, Morris
Frank, Arthur
Garmaise, Avram (President)
Gold, Isadore A.
Gralnick, Bernard
Harris, Leonard H.
Israelovitch, Abie
Itkin, Abie
Kirsh, Abie
Klein, Hyman
Kugelmass, Jack
Libin, Isadore
Licover, Morton
Mayman, Abie, I.
Metalin, Gerald
Shagass, Charles
Shapiro, Louis (Class secretary)
Sheinberg, Nyman
Silver, Hyman
Slapack, Saul
Slusky, Melvyn
Weintraub, Lewis
Zuckerman, A.

Please respond via private e-mail if you are interested in receiving copies.

Marion Werle
North Hills, CA
Marion Werle <werle@pacificnet.net>

Searching: MOLCHADSKY (Kossovo, Bereza and Pruzhany, Belarus); RATNER
(Kossovo, Belarus); SKUTELSKI, GETZ (Riebene, Latvia); MINSK (Daugavpils,
Latvia); SKUDER/SCUDER, COHEN (Skuodas, Lith.); KRAWITZ (Mosedis, Lith.)

See the Latvia SIG web site:
http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia

AND the LitvakSIG web site:
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1936 Montreal--Baron Byng High School #general

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

The following is a list of names on my father's June 1936 graduation
picture >from Baron Byng High School in Montreal. 99% of the names are
Jewish (and my father's, which was HARRIS, was in fact, changed >from KRAWITZ):

Aaron, J.
Abramovitch, Sam (Class representative)
Allister, William
Aronoff, Moses
Belkin, M.
Bercovitch, Meyer
Cohen, L.
Cohen, Philip (Treasurer)
Edgar, Joe
Endler, Herman G.
Endman, Morris
Frank, Arthur
Garmaise, Avram (President)
Gold, Isadore A.
Gralnick, Bernard
Harris, Leonard H.
Israelovitch, Abie
Itkin, Abie
Kirsh, Abie
Klein, Hyman
Kugelmass, Jack
Libin, Isadore
Licover, Morton
Mayman, Abie, I.
Metalin, Gerald
Shagass, Charles
Shapiro, Louis (Class secretary)
Sheinberg, Nyman
Silver, Hyman
Slapack, Saul
Slusky, Melvyn
Weintraub, Lewis
Zuckerman, A.

Please respond via private e-mail if you are interested in receiving copies.

Marion Werle
North Hills, CA
Marion Werle <werle@pacificnet.net>

Searching: MOLCHADSKY (Kossovo, Bereza and Pruzhany, Belarus); RATNER
(Kossovo, Belarus); SKUTELSKI, GETZ (Riebene, Latvia); MINSK (Daugavpils,
Latvia); SKUDER/SCUDER, COHEN (Skuodas, Lith.); KRAWITZ (Mosedis, Lith.)

See the Latvia SIG web site:
http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia

AND the LitvakSIG web site:
http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak


Mahai #general

GLORIA GLASGOW <STHYANKEE@...>
 

Looking for origin and meaning of the name
Mahai. Does anyone recognize thia name?
Thank you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mahai #general

GLORIA GLASGOW <STHYANKEE@...>
 

Looking for origin and meaning of the name
Mahai. Does anyone recognize thia name?
Thank you.


Philadelphia City Archives #general

DAVID SNYDER <ds66@...>
 

Will a kind researcher with extensive experience in the workings (and
ways to get beyond the bureaucracy) of the Philadelphia City Archives
for birth, marriage and death certificates please respond to me
privately. I am a former Philadelphian residing in Israel who wants to
find the most expedient method of obtaining such records - I have an
extremely long list of requests and fear the clerk in the archives will
be none too happy to complete my request in bulk.

Thank you for your assistance,

David SNYDER, Tel-Aviv
NICHOLAS, SHANKIN, TUROVITZ, Chicago; BORNSTEIN, LADERMAN, SHACK
(SHORE), S(C)HULMAN, STERN, New York; BENN, BERMAN, BRODSKY, BRODY,
BURDITCH, COLEMAN, FEIN, GORDON, ISENBERG, KRAVITZ, MALLIN, MINTZ,
NAIBURG, PINSKY, RUBIN, SILVER, SNYDERMAN/SNYDER, SPELLMIRE, TANNENBAUM,
WEISS, Philadelphia.


tribal background #general

Robert Aronson <aron@...>
 

My surname is Aronson and I know very little about my Jewish ancestry. Can
anyone tell if all Aronson's come >from Levi?

Thank for your help.

Rob


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Philadelphia City Archives #general

DAVID SNYDER <ds66@...>
 

Will a kind researcher with extensive experience in the workings (and
ways to get beyond the bureaucracy) of the Philadelphia City Archives
for birth, marriage and death certificates please respond to me
privately. I am a former Philadelphian residing in Israel who wants to
find the most expedient method of obtaining such records - I have an
extremely long list of requests and fear the clerk in the archives will
be none too happy to complete my request in bulk.

Thank you for your assistance,

David SNYDER, Tel-Aviv
NICHOLAS, SHANKIN, TUROVITZ, Chicago; BORNSTEIN, LADERMAN, SHACK
(SHORE), S(C)HULMAN, STERN, New York; BENN, BERMAN, BRODSKY, BRODY,
BURDITCH, COLEMAN, FEIN, GORDON, ISENBERG, KRAVITZ, MALLIN, MINTZ,
NAIBURG, PINSKY, RUBIN, SILVER, SNYDERMAN/SNYDER, SPELLMIRE, TANNENBAUM,
WEISS, Philadelphia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen tribal background #general

Robert Aronson <aron@...>
 

My surname is Aronson and I know very little about my Jewish ancestry. Can
anyone tell if all Aronson's come >from Levi?

Thank for your help.

Rob


Dealing with microfilm machines - help #general

Claire Petersky <petersky@...>
 

After just two hours in the National Archive office here in Seattle my arm
was sore (and has been sore all day) >from cranking the handle around and
around to get to the records I was interested in. And I'm young, do
push-ups and aerobics in my spare time! What do old folks do? They do have
a machine for the disabled, but I'd be embarrassed to request it when I am
perfectly able-bodied.

And my stomach was ibbeldick -- almostly like a seasick -- >from looking at
the records go by. By the time I learned not to look unless the film was
completely still, it was too late.

Ugh! Any suggestions/tips >from veteran users of microfilm readers how to
make the physical use of these things less bothersome? (not like I'll get
baby-sitting again, and be able to return to the office anytime soon...)

--
Claire Petersky (petersky@halcyon.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dealing with microfilm machines - help #general

Claire Petersky <petersky@...>
 

After just two hours in the National Archive office here in Seattle my arm
was sore (and has been sore all day) >from cranking the handle around and
around to get to the records I was interested in. And I'm young, do
push-ups and aerobics in my spare time! What do old folks do? They do have
a machine for the disabled, but I'd be embarrassed to request it when I am
perfectly able-bodied.

And my stomach was ibbeldick -- almostly like a seasick -- >from looking at
the records go by. By the time I learned not to look unless the film was
completely still, it was too late.

Ugh! Any suggestions/tips >from veteran users of microfilm readers how to
make the physical use of these things less bothersome? (not like I'll get
baby-sitting again, and be able to return to the office anytime soon...)

--
Claire Petersky (petersky@halcyon.com)


Ketubah Date Question #general

Fuji Television <FUJITV@...>
 

My maternal grandmother's ketubah--a document printed in Aramaic on one
side and English on the other--conveniently reflects both the Jewish and
secular date of the her marriage. I checked the JewishGen calendar
converter to make sure that indeed the two dates--October 10, 1920 and 28=

Tishrei 5681--correspond with each other. (Incidentally, I checked both
ways!) The NYC Dept of Records, however, has no record of her marriage i=
n
the year 1920 in the Borough of Manhattan even though she was married at =
a
synagogue in Manhattan (Ohab Zedek Zichron Ephraim) with the officiating
rabbi being the founder of Zichron Ephraim (now the current Park East
Synagogue), Dr. Bernard Drachtman.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why there is no official record of=

this marriage?

Thanks.

Peter Gold
FujiTV@compuserve.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ketubah Date Question #general

Fuji Television <FUJITV@...>
 

My maternal grandmother's ketubah--a document printed in Aramaic on one
side and English on the other--conveniently reflects both the Jewish and
secular date of the her marriage. I checked the JewishGen calendar
converter to make sure that indeed the two dates--October 10, 1920 and 28=

Tishrei 5681--correspond with each other. (Incidentally, I checked both
ways!) The NYC Dept of Records, however, has no record of her marriage i=
n
the year 1920 in the Borough of Manhattan even though she was married at =
a
synagogue in Manhattan (Ohab Zedek Zichron Ephraim) with the officiating
rabbi being the founder of Zichron Ephraim (now the current Park East
Synagogue), Dr. Bernard Drachtman.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why there is no official record of=

this marriage?

Thanks.

Peter Gold
FujiTV@compuserve.com


Ft. Washington Synagogue #general

Steven Warner
 

I would like to locate records in order to find relatives who were members of
the Ft. Washington Synagogue in NYC during the 1920s. There is no such name
listed in address databases that I have checked. The closest is Ft. Tryon
Jewish Center on Ft. Washington, Ave. Did this synagogue merge with another?
If so, does anyone know the name of this synagogue now??

Steven Warner
S. Windsor, CT
<SWarner317@aol.com>

Researching: WORMS/WARMS - Sulzbach, Germany; FRANK - College Pt, Queens, NY;
OPPENHEIM - Kleinwallstadt, Germany; GOTTHELF - NYC; TANNENBAUM - NYC;
WALDMAN - NYC.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ft. Washington Synagogue #general

Steven Warner
 

I would like to locate records in order to find relatives who were members of
the Ft. Washington Synagogue in NYC during the 1920s. There is no such name
listed in address databases that I have checked. The closest is Ft. Tryon
Jewish Center on Ft. Washington, Ave. Did this synagogue merge with another?
If so, does anyone know the name of this synagogue now??

Steven Warner
S. Windsor, CT
<SWarner317@aol.com>

Researching: WORMS/WARMS - Sulzbach, Germany; FRANK - College Pt, Queens, NY;
OPPENHEIM - Kleinwallstadt, Germany; GOTTHELF - NYC; TANNENBAUM - NYC;
WALDMAN - NYC.


Any relations of Frank Cohen, NY? #general

SGolds7360 <sgolds7360@...>
 

Hi there

My name is Scott Goldstein, and I'm >from London. My grandfather, Joseph
Goldstein, arrived in London >from Odessa around the turn of the century. Also
present on the boat was his brother Frank, who stayed on the boat, ended up in
NY and whose surname inexplicably became Frank. Frank was what used to be
called a pedlar, selling small wares, no doubt. Does anyone know of this
person, or his descendents? Please contact me.

sgolds7360@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Any relations of Frank Cohen, NY? #general

SGolds7360 <sgolds7360@...>
 

Hi there

My name is Scott Goldstein, and I'm >from London. My grandfather, Joseph
Goldstein, arrived in London >from Odessa around the turn of the century. Also
present on the boat was his brother Frank, who stayed on the boat, ended up in
NY and whose surname inexplicably became Frank. Frank was what used to be
called a pedlar, selling small wares, no doubt. Does anyone know of this
person, or his descendents? Please contact me.

sgolds7360@aol.com