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Genealogy programs #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

I store my family tree on the FamilyTreeMaker software program but there
appears to be a limitation on a width of 108 inches. My family tree of six
complete generations and two scanty earlier ones is too wide. If I make the
boxes smaller, I lose some of the detail, ditto going to a smaller sized
print. A gedcom printout does the trick but looks less attractive than an
ftw one.

Is there any software around which makes a wider tree possible?

David Kravitz
Bournemouth, UK


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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy programs #general

David Kravitz <dkravitz@...>
 

I store my family tree on the FamilyTreeMaker software program but there
appears to be a limitation on a width of 108 inches. My family tree of six
complete generations and two scanty earlier ones is too wide. If I make the
boxes smaller, I lose some of the detail, ditto going to a smaller sized
print. A gedcom printout does the trick but looks less attractive than an
ftw one.

Is there any software around which makes a wider tree possible?

David Kravitz
Bournemouth, UK


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the pros and cons of commercial products on this forum.


Stonegrave...words #general

ada01@...
 

In response to Mr. Ouziel question,

Can any one explain the meaning of three words I saw
on my Gfather grave.(Hebrew letters).
beth-shin-teth...mem-he-ayin...caph-he-lamed.
here are my suggestions:

beth-shin-teth
"beshem tov" - with good name, good reputation (considered more important
than all the money and other possessions, nobody takes with him to
the other world...)

"caph-he-lamed"
"Khai leshona" - in Aramic: meaning "beze halashon", in these words.

"mem-he-ayin"
Michtav Ha'iti - >from the inscription of time

I would also like to draw your attention to something I posted about
abbreviations and terms used to be inscribed on Jewish Tombstones in Poland,
at my web page:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/ABB.HTM
I welcome any comments/corrections/additions...

I encountered nearly most of theses terms while deciphering
inscriptions found on remnants of matzevot >from the cemetery of Grodzisk
Mazowieczki and Gombin (Gabin).

The list was compiled >from various sources and kind Jewishgenners also helped
me a while ago when I made some inquiries regarding some terms I couldn't
decipher.
There are still two abbreviations I ask the wise council of JewishGen
to advise what they stand for:

*Bet Ayin He Mem Khet

*Samech Gimel Lamed

Shalom,

Ada Holtzman
E-mail: ada01@netvision.net.il
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Stonegrave...words #general

ada01@...
 

In response to Mr. Ouziel question,

Can any one explain the meaning of three words I saw
on my Gfather grave.(Hebrew letters).
beth-shin-teth...mem-he-ayin...caph-he-lamed.
here are my suggestions:

beth-shin-teth
"beshem tov" - with good name, good reputation (considered more important
than all the money and other possessions, nobody takes with him to
the other world...)

"caph-he-lamed"
"Khai leshona" - in Aramic: meaning "beze halashon", in these words.

"mem-he-ayin"
Michtav Ha'iti - >from the inscription of time

I would also like to draw your attention to something I posted about
abbreviations and terms used to be inscribed on Jewish Tombstones in Poland,
at my web page:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/ABB.HTM
I welcome any comments/corrections/additions...

I encountered nearly most of theses terms while deciphering
inscriptions found on remnants of matzevot >from the cemetery of Grodzisk
Mazowieczki and Gombin (Gabin).

The list was compiled >from various sources and kind Jewishgenners also helped
me a while ago when I made some inquiries regarding some terms I couldn't
decipher.
There are still two abbreviations I ask the wise council of JewishGen
to advise what they stand for:

*Bet Ayin He Mem Khet

*Samech Gimel Lamed

Shalom,

Ada Holtzman
E-mail: ada01@netvision.net.il
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Reb Binyamin, the Maggid of Minsk #general

alan benjamin <wizard@...>
 

In Zalman Shazar's book, Morning Stars, he refers to
Reb Binyamin, the Maggid of Minsk, whom he hears preaching
in Tel Aviv. I would appreciate any information on this
man, his dates, lineage, first name or whatever. Thank you.
Alan Benjamin
Email: wizard@pipeline.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reb Binyamin, the Maggid of Minsk #general

alan benjamin <wizard@...>
 

In Zalman Shazar's book, Morning Stars, he refers to
Reb Binyamin, the Maggid of Minsk, whom he hears preaching
in Tel Aviv. I would appreciate any information on this
man, his dates, lineage, first name or whatever. Thank you.
Alan Benjamin
Email: wizard@pipeline.com


"Otzar Harabbim" #general

Seflaum@...
 

To Jewishgenners:
I am interested in the book "Otzar Harabbim" and would like to know if anyone
has a copy of it or knows where it might be found. Please contact me
privately.

Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas
Seflaum@aol.com

URL http://www.jewishgen.org/family/berger.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Otzar Harabbim" #general

Seflaum@...
 

To Jewishgenners:
I am interested in the book "Otzar Harabbim" and would like to know if anyone
has a copy of it or knows where it might be found. Please contact me
privately.

Shirley Flaum
Houston, Texas
Seflaum@aol.com

URL http://www.jewishgen.org/family/berger.html


Searching: Rabinowitz in Ivenets #general

Stuart Liss <sliss@...>
 

Does anyone have information on any RABINOWITZ family from
Ivenets in the Minsk district - near Oshmyany?

Yosef and Zepora RABINOWITZ had a daughter Aydla (b. circa 1859)

Any matches?

Thanks,

Stuart Liss
liss@liss.olm.net
http://www.liss.olm.net/genealogy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Rabinowitz in Ivenets #general

Stuart Liss <sliss@...>
 

Does anyone have information on any RABINOWITZ family from
Ivenets in the Minsk district - near Oshmyany?

Yosef and Zepora RABINOWITZ had a daughter Aydla (b. circa 1859)

Any matches?

Thanks,

Stuart Liss
liss@liss.olm.net
http://www.liss.olm.net/genealogy


Obituary lookup help Needed for flushing city Queens NY #general

Brett Lieberman <create@...>
 

Hi : I am looking for someone who might live close by to
flushing NY to look up 2 Obituary's :

Helen Wisotsky D: 03-00-1984
Peter Wisotsky D: 02-00-1972

I would appericate any ideas on how to find these?

thank you kindely

Brett lieberman
Create@direct.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Obituary lookup help Needed for flushing city Queens NY #general

Brett Lieberman <create@...>
 

Hi : I am looking for someone who might live close by to
flushing NY to look up 2 Obituary's :

Helen Wisotsky D: 03-00-1984
Peter Wisotsky D: 02-00-1972

I would appericate any ideas on how to find these?

thank you kindely

Brett lieberman
Create@direct.ca


Jacob Birnbaum <toothdr@geocities.com> #general

gen@...
 

Mail addressed to Jacob Birnbaum <toothdr@geocities.com> is
being returned, does anyone have his current address?

Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen

Stephen A. Cohen (JewishGen #12106)
East Meadow NY
E-mail: gen@nassau.cv.net
Fax: (516) 826-5056 (24 hrs)

PS: I am researching the following families:

BAUM:Germany/Bosen; EISENKRAMER & LEFEVRE: Germany/Rhineland/ Palatine
Berlin/E Prussia; BASIST/BASSIST/BAKSZT/BAKECH/BASHIST:Belarus/Lida Dist;
COHEN formerly SHEINHOUSE/SHEINHUEZ:Belarus/Radoshkovichi/
Molodechno/Smorgon/Lida Dist; BIRNBAUM/GOLDBERG/LEINKRAM:Poland/Krakow;
GELLER:Poland/Mielec; KREINDLER:Poland; LEINKRAM:Ireland/England;
SCHNEPS/SHNEPS /SZNEPS:Poland: Debica formerly Dembitz/Tarnow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob Birnbaum <toothdr@geocities.com> #general

gen@...
 

Mail addressed to Jacob Birnbaum <toothdr@geocities.com> is
being returned, does anyone have his current address?

Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen

Stephen A. Cohen (JewishGen #12106)
East Meadow NY
E-mail: gen@nassau.cv.net
Fax: (516) 826-5056 (24 hrs)

PS: I am researching the following families:

BAUM:Germany/Bosen; EISENKRAMER & LEFEVRE: Germany/Rhineland/ Palatine
Berlin/E Prussia; BASIST/BASSIST/BAKSZT/BAKECH/BASHIST:Belarus/Lida Dist;
COHEN formerly SHEINHOUSE/SHEINHUEZ:Belarus/Radoshkovichi/
Molodechno/Smorgon/Lida Dist; BIRNBAUM/GOLDBERG/LEINKRAM:Poland/Krakow;
GELLER:Poland/Mielec; KREINDLER:Poland; LEINKRAM:Ireland/England;
SCHNEPS/SHNEPS /SZNEPS:Poland: Debica formerly Dembitz/Tarnow


JGS of L.I. - Nov. 22 meeting #general

JGS of LI <jgsli@...>
 

Please join us at the regular monthly meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.
Mid-Island Y-JCC, Plainview

Guest speaker: Daniel Soyer
"Landsmanshaftn: Hometown Societies in the New World"


Our speaker is Assistant Professor of History at Fordham University
and author of _Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity
in New York, 1880-1939_, for which he was awarded the Harvard
University Press Thomas J. Wilson Prize.

All are welcome. No charge for admission. Coffee and cake served.

As always, our Form and Information File, the latest print edition
of the JewishGen Family Finder, newly acquired books, and other
materials will be on hand for browsing. Mishpocha Mavens will be
available >from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. to answer your research questions.

Upcoming meetings (all at 2 p.m.):

Sunday, Dec. 20... Visit to the Holocaust Resource Center,
Bayside. (Members only. Limit 30.)
Sunday, Jan. 24... Paul Silverstone, "Aliyah Bet:
Illegal Immigration to Palestine"
Sunday, Feb. 28... Joel Streich, "Postcards"

+ Sundays, March 28, April 25, May 23, and June 14

Except as noted, meetings are at the Mid-Island Y.

For more information or directions to the Y, or to reserve
a place at the Holocaust Resource Center, contact Rhoda at
<RMiller871@aol.com> or (516) 661-6340.


Posted for the JGS of Long Island
by Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of L.I. - Nov. 22 meeting #general

JGS of LI <jgsli@...>
 

Please join us at the regular monthly meeting of the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.
Mid-Island Y-JCC, Plainview

Guest speaker: Daniel Soyer
"Landsmanshaftn: Hometown Societies in the New World"


Our speaker is Assistant Professor of History at Fordham University
and author of _Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity
in New York, 1880-1939_, for which he was awarded the Harvard
University Press Thomas J. Wilson Prize.

All are welcome. No charge for admission. Coffee and cake served.

As always, our Form and Information File, the latest print edition
of the JewishGen Family Finder, newly acquired books, and other
materials will be on hand for browsing. Mishpocha Mavens will be
available >from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. to answer your research questions.

Upcoming meetings (all at 2 p.m.):

Sunday, Dec. 20... Visit to the Holocaust Resource Center,
Bayside. (Members only. Limit 30.)
Sunday, Jan. 24... Paul Silverstone, "Aliyah Bet:
Illegal Immigration to Palestine"
Sunday, Feb. 28... Joel Streich, "Postcards"

+ Sundays, March 28, April 25, May 23, and June 14

Except as noted, meetings are at the Mid-Island Y.

For more information or directions to the Y, or to reserve
a place at the Holocaust Resource Center, contact Rhoda at
<RMiller871@aol.com> or (516) 661-6340.


Posted for the JGS of Long Island
by Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Shalom Plock (4) #general

ada01@...
 

Shalom,

I am pleased to inform you that more data has been added to the
JRI-Poland database.
Microfilm nr 730201 BMD indices of years 1827-1836 have been recently added
to the growing JRI database.
4739 records are now available on the web covering these years:
B 1822-36,79-86
M 1822-25,27-36,80-81
D 1822-36,80-81

But since there are expected to be over 20,000(!) records, my simcha is not
yet complete...
For more information, you may access my web page at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/JRIPLOCK.HTM

These are the dry figures.

But as I always believed, behind each name there was once a
Jewish human being, it is not just an entry in someone family
computerised tree.
After having suffered this great catastrophe of the Holocaust,
while Polish Jewry was exterminated, any such tangible
record serves also as something to RECORD, to keep trace, to remember...

I am building up a memorial on the web to this shtetl Plock.
I meet many old Plockers, interview them and plan together this site
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/INDPLOCK.HTM (in the
planning stage only)

One of them is Mrs. Ilana Witkowski nee SZLACHTER >from Plock. Holocaust
survivor of over 80 years old. Very sharp, highly educated
and devoted person, who is still active in the Israeli Plock
Landsmanschaften (mainly looking after old people >from Plock in
various old age homes in Israel).

I talked with her about the internet and its wonders and explained
about the Mormons and about JRI and what this "JRI Shtetl CO-OP"
is all about.
Then I demonstrated to her and we made a quick search on the internet..
The only hit which came along at the time, was a death certificate, in
Microfilm 1733680:

SZLACHTER Bajla 1881 D akt:75

I told her I can get her the photocopy of the record itself.
I asked a very efficient and good person in Los Angeles for the copy, via
email.
Within 5 days (!!!) I got it and fixed a meeting with Ilana.
She first didn't know who this Bajla was, except that she was sure it
must be her family >from Plock.

It was in Russian and she could read it easily. In the end of the
certificate, it says that Bajla left two parents: Zelig and Ryfka.

Ilana eyes sparkled and she cried: " yes, grandfather had a brother, Zelig,
I REMEMBER..."
She burst into tears and had no words to thank me and those
wonderful people who initiated and run the JRI project on the web.
Because this certificate of Bajla SZLACHTER, Ilana father's first
cousin >from Plock, is THE ONLY DOCUMENT, remnant of her family from
Plock, a shtetl in Poland where once we walked...

A day later Ilana phones me up, again crying, telling me:
"You cannot understand what is it for me, to find records of my
own ancestors in Plock, proving their existence there 150 years ago,
in the town >from which I was so cruelly expelled."

This was her message, I pass it on to you and those who initiated the
JRI project and coordinate it, and to those anonymous volunteers,
contributing endless hours of work for this aim, without ever been
paid, except by the feeling of gratitude of people like Ilana Witkowski...
We are in the 90th minute... This research is not done
only for us, curious descandants. It is also done for those elders,
who are still alive, who were born there in Poland, and once walked
and graced those towns...

Ada Holtzman
Plockoordinator:-)

E-mail: ada01@netvision.net.il
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shalom Plock (4) #general

ada01@...
 

Shalom,

I am pleased to inform you that more data has been added to the
JRI-Poland database.
Microfilm nr 730201 BMD indices of years 1827-1836 have been recently added
to the growing JRI database.
4739 records are now available on the web covering these years:
B 1822-36,79-86
M 1822-25,27-36,80-81
D 1822-36,80-81

But since there are expected to be over 20,000(!) records, my simcha is not
yet complete...
For more information, you may access my web page at:
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/JRIPLOCK.HTM

These are the dry figures.

But as I always believed, behind each name there was once a
Jewish human being, it is not just an entry in someone family
computerised tree.
After having suffered this great catastrophe of the Holocaust,
while Polish Jewry was exterminated, any such tangible
record serves also as something to RECORD, to keep trace, to remember...

I am building up a memorial on the web to this shtetl Plock.
I meet many old Plockers, interview them and plan together this site
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/INDPLOCK.HTM (in the
planning stage only)

One of them is Mrs. Ilana Witkowski nee SZLACHTER >from Plock. Holocaust
survivor of over 80 years old. Very sharp, highly educated
and devoted person, who is still active in the Israeli Plock
Landsmanschaften (mainly looking after old people >from Plock in
various old age homes in Israel).

I talked with her about the internet and its wonders and explained
about the Mormons and about JRI and what this "JRI Shtetl CO-OP"
is all about.
Then I demonstrated to her and we made a quick search on the internet..
The only hit which came along at the time, was a death certificate, in
Microfilm 1733680:

SZLACHTER Bajla 1881 D akt:75

I told her I can get her the photocopy of the record itself.
I asked a very efficient and good person in Los Angeles for the copy, via
email.
Within 5 days (!!!) I got it and fixed a meeting with Ilana.
She first didn't know who this Bajla was, except that she was sure it
must be her family >from Plock.

It was in Russian and she could read it easily. In the end of the
certificate, it says that Bajla left two parents: Zelig and Ryfka.

Ilana eyes sparkled and she cried: " yes, grandfather had a brother, Zelig,
I REMEMBER..."
She burst into tears and had no words to thank me and those
wonderful people who initiated and run the JRI project on the web.
Because this certificate of Bajla SZLACHTER, Ilana father's first
cousin >from Plock, is THE ONLY DOCUMENT, remnant of her family from
Plock, a shtetl in Poland where once we walked...

A day later Ilana phones me up, again crying, telling me:
"You cannot understand what is it for me, to find records of my
own ancestors in Plock, proving their existence there 150 years ago,
in the town >from which I was so cruelly expelled."

This was her message, I pass it on to you and those who initiated the
JRI project and coordinate it, and to those anonymous volunteers,
contributing endless hours of work for this aim, without ever been
paid, except by the feeling of gratitude of people like Ilana Witkowski...
We are in the 90th minute... This research is not done
only for us, curious descandants. It is also done for those elders,
who are still alive, who were born there in Poland, and once walked
and graced those towns...

Ada Holtzman
Plockoordinator:-)

E-mail: ada01@netvision.net.il
Web site:http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/


Re: Lepel cemetery #belarus

Peri282ul@...
 

In a message dated 11/19/98 11:14:50 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Peri282ul@aol.com writes:

<< << ZELDIN, >>

There are Zeldin's in Sharon , MA
>>
Barbara Papish

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Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Lepel cemetery #belarus

Peri282ul@...
 

In a message dated 11/19/98 11:14:50 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Peri282ul@aol.com writes:

<< << ZELDIN, >>

There are Zeldin's in Sharon , MA
>>
Barbara Papish

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