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Re: Good old fashioned reasearch #general

Drew A. Techner <user102000@...>
 

In a recent posting. Mr. Gross advised members to avoid publishing their
surnames as a method of research. Bad advice. Because of the Holocaust,
etc. Jewish families have been broken up and records destroyed more so
than many other ethnic groups. For Jews, the method of posting surnames
is probably their best bet. I have been researching genealogy for seven
years. I married my thirteenth cousin. I have over 10,000 names in my
family database. Like many other genealogists I have done it all; court
records, national archives, Social Security applications, cemeteries,
DAR, etc. etc.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The bulk of this message has been deleted as it
is a duplication of a message posted October 5, 1998.


Searching: QUESADA #general

Michael Powers <mikcrmn@...>
 

Searching for my Jewish roots in Costa Rica, Central America for QUESADA
family who emigrated about 200 years ago. My grandfather, Daniel QUESADA,
was born in Costa Rica circa 1859. His wife, Maria Luisa ROJAS,
was also born in Costa Rica. My father, Luis QUESADA ROJAS, born in Costa
Rica about 1887, married to Trinidad HUERTAS AGUILAR.

Thanks for any help.
Carmen QUESADA HUERTAS (ok12900)


JGSSN-WEST OCTOBER 18TH MEETING #general

Sam & Charlotte <samchar@...>
 

Everyone is invited to attend our October 18th meeting which will be
held at the Sahara West Library, 9600 West Sahara, Las Vegas. The
meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and should be a very informative
afternoon. The program will be on "Using the National Archives" and our
speaker will be Ms. Ann Stearns who was a long time volunteer at the
National Archives and who worked on genealogical searches and material.

There will be a question and answer period immediately following the
program along with a problem solving session. For more information you
can call (702) 363-8230 during the day, and after 6:00 PM call (702)
871-9773. More information can be had via e-mail by writing to:
carmont7@.... There will be a $3.00 fee for non-members, however
there is no fee for first time visitors.

Charlotte Showel
JGSSN-West Board of Directors
samchar@...
Las Vegas, NV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Good old fashioned reasearch #general

Drew A. Techner <user102000@...>
 

In a recent posting. Mr. Gross advised members to avoid publishing their
surnames as a method of research. Bad advice. Because of the Holocaust,
etc. Jewish families have been broken up and records destroyed more so
than many other ethnic groups. For Jews, the method of posting surnames
is probably their best bet. I have been researching genealogy for seven
years. I married my thirteenth cousin. I have over 10,000 names in my
family database. Like many other genealogists I have done it all; court
records, national archives, Social Security applications, cemeteries,
DAR, etc. etc.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The bulk of this message has been deleted as it
is a duplication of a message posted October 5, 1998.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: QUESADA #general

Michael Powers <mikcrmn@...>
 

Searching for my Jewish roots in Costa Rica, Central America for QUESADA
family who emigrated about 200 years ago. My grandfather, Daniel QUESADA,
was born in Costa Rica circa 1859. His wife, Maria Luisa ROJAS,
was also born in Costa Rica. My father, Luis QUESADA ROJAS, born in Costa
Rica about 1887, married to Trinidad HUERTAS AGUILAR.

Thanks for any help.
Carmen QUESADA HUERTAS (ok12900)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSSN-WEST OCTOBER 18TH MEETING #general

Sam & Charlotte <samchar@...>
 

Everyone is invited to attend our October 18th meeting which will be
held at the Sahara West Library, 9600 West Sahara, Las Vegas. The
meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and should be a very informative
afternoon. The program will be on "Using the National Archives" and our
speaker will be Ms. Ann Stearns who was a long time volunteer at the
National Archives and who worked on genealogical searches and material.

There will be a question and answer period immediately following the
program along with a problem solving session. For more information you
can call (702) 363-8230 during the day, and after 6:00 PM call (702)
871-9773. More information can be had via e-mail by writing to:
carmont7@.... There will be a $3.00 fee for non-members, however
there is no fee for first time visitors.

Charlotte Showel
JGSSN-West Board of Directors
samchar@...
Las Vegas, NV


Re: Port Klaipeda #lithuania

Ikesspot@...
 

Klaipeda, now in Lithuania, was once known as Memel. As such, it was in the
former East Prussia of Germany and was one of the 'targets' Hitler used in
justifying his eastward expansion.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Port Klaipeda #lithuania

Ikesspot@...
 

Klaipeda, now in Lithuania, was once known as Memel. As such, it was in the
former East Prussia of Germany and was one of the 'targets' Hitler used in
justifying his eastward expansion.


Re: Good old fashioned research #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

Simchat Torah is a time for hope! We have just survived Yom Kippur with
its philosophy of "a time to live and time to die".

I feel I must support Suzanne. You must not give up - even though not all
searches end in joy. In my opinion knowing is invariably better than
guessing, and only if you search, have you a chance to find out.

Over the past three years I was blessed in being able to help a number of
people. By sheer coincidence one wrote to me today:

"my internal life has flourished and I owe a great deal of that to you
and Margaret. It's been a little over two years that I met my mother.
Boy that was tough. If you want to know the truth, I really didn't
expect to find her alive. I expected you to eventually come up with
some proof that she died in some way. That would have given me the
closure I needed and also allowed me to continue the fantasy of
what a
wonderful, kind and loving mother I had who was forced to give me up
for some fantastic reason. I went there with "blinders" on so happy
that I finally had a mother like everyone else. She could have been
the devil himself and I would have embraced her with open arms and
asked for her love and acceptance. Actually, she's not that far from
it. I feel some how that I was blessed with finding you and through
you, her. "

Shana Tova!

David Lewin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Good old fashioned research #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

Simchat Torah is a time for hope! We have just survived Yom Kippur with
its philosophy of "a time to live and time to die".

I feel I must support Suzanne. You must not give up - even though not all
searches end in joy. In my opinion knowing is invariably better than
guessing, and only if you search, have you a chance to find out.

Over the past three years I was blessed in being able to help a number of
people. By sheer coincidence one wrote to me today:

"my internal life has flourished and I owe a great deal of that to you
and Margaret. It's been a little over two years that I met my mother.
Boy that was tough. If you want to know the truth, I really didn't
expect to find her alive. I expected you to eventually come up with
some proof that she died in some way. That would have given me the
closure I needed and also allowed me to continue the fantasy of
what a
wonderful, kind and loving mother I had who was forced to give me up
for some fantastic reason. I went there with "blinders" on so happy
that I finally had a mother like everyone else. She could have been
the devil himself and I would have embraced her with open arms and
asked for her love and acceptance. Actually, she's not that far from
it. I feel some how that I was blessed with finding you and through
you, her. "

Shana Tova!

David Lewin


Re: Good old fashioned research #general

Adelle Gloger
 

On Oct. 11,1998 James Gross wrote:

It may be my imagination, but it seems that several people
are using surname posts as a way of making contact with
distant relatives.
I may be a bit dense, but isn't that the purpose of this list and genealogy
in general--to connect with the past weather it be with direct relatives or
distant relatives in order to better know who we are and where we came >from ?
By posting here (and other places) I was able to connect my late mother's
cousin who I had only heard about, but never met. She lives in Philadelphia.
Through her I have met cousins I never knew existed.
Not all names and places are listed on the JGFF, so as a last resort
surname posts are essential.
Thank goodness for JewishGen !




Adelle Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@...


Re: Good old fashioned research #general

Nicole Berline <berline@...>
 

dear Suzanne
I was very interested by your lettrer, since I have a similar
experience: my mother's family was destroyed during the
holocaust, and since then we ( my sister and I) have been unable to
find anybody who
might have survived or just somebody who might have known this family
in Warszawa. So far the forum has not turned anything substantial, but
at least I have some threads, and also it is very comforting to read
the letters posted by people in the same situation, like yourself.
Nevertheless, I wonder if it would not be more efficient to have two
distinct forums: one for true genealogists, and one for people searching
relatives, survivors , yzkor's books, etc... Or is there such a forum ?
( I did not find any on the Net)

best regards

Nicole Berline
berline@...
tel 01 69 33 49 65
fax 01 69 33 30 19


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Good old fashioned research #general

Adelle Gloger
 

On Oct. 11,1998 James Gross wrote:

It may be my imagination, but it seems that several people
are using surname posts as a way of making contact with
distant relatives.
I may be a bit dense, but isn't that the purpose of this list and genealogy
in general--to connect with the past weather it be with direct relatives or
distant relatives in order to better know who we are and where we came >from ?
By posting here (and other places) I was able to connect my late mother's
cousin who I had only heard about, but never met. She lives in Philadelphia.
Through her I have met cousins I never knew existed.
Not all names and places are listed on the JGFF, so as a last resort
surname posts are essential.
Thank goodness for JewishGen !




Adelle Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Good old fashioned research #general

Nicole Berline <berline@...>
 

dear Suzanne
I was very interested by your lettrer, since I have a similar
experience: my mother's family was destroyed during the
holocaust, and since then we ( my sister and I) have been unable to
find anybody who
might have survived or just somebody who might have known this family
in Warszawa. So far the forum has not turned anything substantial, but
at least I have some threads, and also it is very comforting to read
the letters posted by people in the same situation, like yourself.
Nevertheless, I wonder if it would not be more efficient to have two
distinct forums: one for true genealogists, and one for people searching
relatives, survivors , yzkor's books, etc... Or is there such a forum ?
( I did not find any on the Net)

best regards

Nicole Berline
berline@...
tel 01 69 33 49 65
fax 01 69 33 30 19


Seeking: Barbara Z.(?)..re ALSATIAN cemeteries #general

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

I humbly apologize for posting to the entire list, but I am hoping to
reach Barbara Z. (?) who sent a private message to me regarding some
Alsatian cemeteries. I am hoping that she came to me through Jewishgen!

In my ineptitude with my new computer, and e-mail program, I
accidentally deleted her message. I am most anxious to answer Barbara,
so if she is out there, please post to me again at my new address
(Leeson1@...).
I promise to be more careful......

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA
Leeson1@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: Barbara Z.(?)..re ALSATIAN cemeteries #general

Rosanne D. Leeson <leeson1@...>
 

I humbly apologize for posting to the entire list, but I am hoping to
reach Barbara Z. (?) who sent a private message to me regarding some
Alsatian cemeteries. I am hoping that she came to me through Jewishgen!

In my ineptitude with my new computer, and e-mail program, I
accidentally deleted her message. I am most anxious to answer Barbara,
so if she is out there, please post to me again at my new address
(Leeson1@...).
I promise to be more careful......

Rosanne Leeson
Los Altos, CA
Leeson1@...


Re: Ship's Manifests from Kew #general

EHecht4085 <ehecht4085@...>
 

Dear Anne,

I have just discovered that an uncle of mine who traveled >from the shtetl of
Snyatyn in Galicia, landed in London and then emigrated >from there to the US.
How can I contact this Debby Beavis to do some research for me on this matter.
Your assistance would be much appreciated. TIA.

ehecht@...


Eli C. Hecht
Syosset, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ship's Manifests from Kew #general

EHecht4085 <ehecht4085@...>
 

Dear Anne,

I have just discovered that an uncle of mine who traveled >from the shtetl of
Snyatyn in Galicia, landed in London and then emigrated >from there to the US.
How can I contact this Debby Beavis to do some research for me on this matter.
Your assistance would be much appreciated. TIA.

ehecht@...


Eli C. Hecht
Syosset, NY


Re: Help with Naturalization #general

SBSeales
 

Dear Meryl,
Hotfoot it down to the downtown L.A. library. There is an alphabetical index
of California naturalizations that the Mormons don't have. I found some I was
looking for in about two minutes, and then was able to request them by email
from the regional NARA branch on the genealogy page of the <www.nara.gov> web
site. I had the naturalizations in my hands in about two weeks.
Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching FREEDMAN,Siluva,Lith.
BOYARSKY,Grodno ROSENTHAL ,BLUESTEIN, Wegrow, Pol. ROSENTHAL, ZELENY,Odessa
ZELENY,Berdichev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with Naturalization #general

SBSeales
 

Dear Meryl,
Hotfoot it down to the downtown L.A. library. There is an alphabetical index
of California naturalizations that the Mormons don't have. I found some I was
looking for in about two minutes, and then was able to request them by email
from the regional NARA branch on the genealogy page of the <www.nara.gov> web
site. I had the naturalizations in my hands in about two weeks.
Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching FREEDMAN,Siluva,Lith.
BOYARSKY,Grodno ROSENTHAL ,BLUESTEIN, Wegrow, Pol. ROSENTHAL, ZELENY,Odessa
ZELENY,Berdichev