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Re: latvia digest: January 13, 1999 #latvia

AM3535@...
 

Have you tried National Archives and Records
www.nara.gov/genealogy/genindex.htm/:also www.cyndislist.com (genealogist
Cyndi Howells page sites on the internet.) Good Luck. Ann Maltz


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: January 13, 1999 #latvia

AM3535@...
 

Have you tried National Archives and Records
www.nara.gov/genealogy/genindex.htm/:also www.cyndislist.com (genealogist
Cyndi Howells page sites on the internet.) Good Luck. Ann Maltz


Relationship documentation #general

knotsys@...
 

The foundation of all Sciences are notations that enable Scientists to
document research results in ways that allows other Scientists to confirm or
dispute their findings. (A notation is a concrete, symbolic encoding of
information into numbers, words, names and / or symbols.)

Good notations help researchers imagine, visualise and measure properties of
the elements and processes they are investigating. They provide vehicles for
communication which allows information to be passed on in uniform, correct
and commonly understood fashions.

Blood relationship between individuals is a prime element of both the
genetics and genealogy sciences, but until now there has not existed a
notation which scientifically correct would document relationships of even
limited complexity.

The Knot System as defined at URL: "http://www.knotsystem.suite.dk/" is a
proposal for a standardised, scientifically correct method of documenting and
communicating any blood relationship based on bisexual reproduction. It will
enable geneticists and genealogists to comprehend and exchange much more
complex relationships than before, hopefully with a positive impact on
research results.

A discussion forum "The Knot System Community" has been established at
DejaNews at URL: "http://www.dejanews.com/~knotsystem/". There you can read
other peoples opinions and exchange your personal views on relationship
notations in general and the Knot System in particular. Please join the
community and influence its content, or just go there and browse the pages as
an invited guest.

It is my hope that above forum will help the genetics and genealogical
communities to realise that an internationally accepted, scientifically
correct notation of relationship will benefit all parties. I also hope that
eventually the Knot System will be recognised as that common relationship
notation.

Knud Hxjrup, Albertslund, Denmark, January 12, 1999.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Relationship documentation #general

knotsys@...
 

The foundation of all Sciences are notations that enable Scientists to
document research results in ways that allows other Scientists to confirm or
dispute their findings. (A notation is a concrete, symbolic encoding of
information into numbers, words, names and / or symbols.)

Good notations help researchers imagine, visualise and measure properties of
the elements and processes they are investigating. They provide vehicles for
communication which allows information to be passed on in uniform, correct
and commonly understood fashions.

Blood relationship between individuals is a prime element of both the
genetics and genealogy sciences, but until now there has not existed a
notation which scientifically correct would document relationships of even
limited complexity.

The Knot System as defined at URL: "http://www.knotsystem.suite.dk/" is a
proposal for a standardised, scientifically correct method of documenting and
communicating any blood relationship based on bisexual reproduction. It will
enable geneticists and genealogists to comprehend and exchange much more
complex relationships than before, hopefully with a positive impact on
research results.

A discussion forum "The Knot System Community" has been established at
DejaNews at URL: "http://www.dejanews.com/~knotsystem/". There you can read
other peoples opinions and exchange your personal views on relationship
notations in general and the Knot System in particular. Please join the
community and influence its content, or just go there and browse the pages as
an invited guest.

It is my hope that above forum will help the genetics and genealogical
communities to realise that an internationally accepted, scientifically
correct notation of relationship will benefit all parties. I also hope that
eventually the Knot System will be recognised as that common relationship
notation.

Knud Hxjrup, Albertslund, Denmark, January 12, 1999.


thanks #general

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

To the Moderator (Whoever you may be!!) Thanks for the fabulous help in
sending me to the ShtetlSeeker. It not only located the town I was
seeking, it corrected my guesspelling and nailed the area! I was told my
great grandfather was the town's "postmaster" in czarist days -- which
meant he furnished the droshkies and horses for the tax man when he came
to town to collect! Not very many Jews had positions like that, I
understand. But it kept the cossacks at bay. Thanks again.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen thanks #general

Howard M. Kaplan <howardmk@...>
 

To the Moderator (Whoever you may be!!) Thanks for the fabulous help in
sending me to the ShtetlSeeker. It not only located the town I was
seeking, it corrected my guesspelling and nailed the area! I was told my
great grandfather was the town's "postmaster" in czarist days -- which
meant he furnished the droshkies and horses for the tax man when he came
to town to collect! Not very many Jews had positions like that, I
understand. But it kept the cossacks at bay. Thanks again.


Re: Jewish Midwifery #general

Richard.Sapon-White@...
 

My great-great-grandmother was a midwife here in the US, as was my wife's
great-grandmother. I don't know if that makes the profession common
amongst Jewish women during the early decades of this century, but I would
guess that it was not unheard of. I know that family lore says that my
wife's great-grandmother was trained in a program at Columbia University,
and I have read of that program in books on the history of midwifery.
(You might want to check "American midwives, 1860 to the present" by Judy
Barrett Litoff, or "The American midwife debate : a sourcebook on its
modern origins" by Judy Barrett Litoff. I don't know if these have the
information on that program or what is in them - just found them listed in
my library's catalog and they look as though they might be useful.)
However, I have never sent a query to Columbia to find out what records
they have on the training program.

Richard Sapon-White
Richard.Sapon-White@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Jewish Midwifery #general

Richard.Sapon-White@...
 

My great-great-grandmother was a midwife here in the US, as was my wife's
great-grandmother. I don't know if that makes the profession common
amongst Jewish women during the early decades of this century, but I would
guess that it was not unheard of. I know that family lore says that my
wife's great-grandmother was trained in a program at Columbia University,
and I have read of that program in books on the history of midwifery.
(You might want to check "American midwives, 1860 to the present" by Judy
Barrett Litoff, or "The American midwife debate : a sourcebook on its
modern origins" by Judy Barrett Litoff. I don't know if these have the
information on that program or what is in them - just found them listed in
my library's catalog and they look as though they might be useful.)
However, I have never sent a query to Columbia to find out what records
they have on the training program.

Richard Sapon-White
Richard.Sapon-White@...


Ilanot - new Jewish genealogy software? #general

Moshe Davis <davis@...>
 

Does anyone have experience with this program? It is not mentioned
in the JewishGen FAQ. How does it compare to the other available
programs in terms of general genealogy features?

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately as we cannot publish
the pros and cons of commercial products on this forum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ilanot - new Jewish genealogy software? #general

Moshe Davis <davis@...>
 

Does anyone have experience with this program? It is not mentioned
in the JewishGen FAQ. How does it compare to the other available
programs in terms of general genealogy features?

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately as we cannot publish
the pros and cons of commercial products on this forum


Yelets (Re foreign zip codes) #general

Sandra Elazar <elazars@...>
 

Sherry Kamens wrote:

I have not been able to find anything about this (Yelets) town...
Yelets is a little place in the county (oblast) of Lipetsk (central
Chernozemny region, centre of the European part of Russia and 400
kilometres to the south of Moscow), near to the river Don. Few nearst
places are: Godalovka. Uspenskoye, Malakhovo, Rusky Brod, Stanovoye,
Zlebino, Zadonsk, Dolgorukovo, Tambov.

For the begin I suggest You to contact the:

Lipetsk Regional Administration, 398000 Lipetsk, Russia.

Sandra Elazar
elazar@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yelets (Re foreign zip codes) #general

Sandra Elazar <elazars@...>
 

Sherry Kamens wrote:

I have not been able to find anything about this (Yelets) town...
Yelets is a little place in the county (oblast) of Lipetsk (central
Chernozemny region, centre of the European part of Russia and 400
kilometres to the south of Moscow), near to the river Don. Few nearst
places are: Godalovka. Uspenskoye, Malakhovo, Rusky Brod, Stanovoye,
Zlebino, Zadonsk, Dolgorukovo, Tambov.

For the begin I suggest You to contact the:

Lipetsk Regional Administration, 398000 Lipetsk, Russia.

Sandra Elazar
elazar@...


Slutsk Yiskor Book #general

Gramto <gramto@...>
 

I'm sending out this e-mail as an all points bulletin to all JewishGenners with
an interest in Slutsk.

We are getting the Yiskor book on line with JewishGen. This site
will be universally available and should be a great resource for all who are
interested in the story of Slutsk as seen by its survivors back in the early
1960's.

The book contains much that is valuable by way of social history. It also has.
of course, quantities of names--lists of contributors, lists of members of
organizations, advertisements, captions under pictures and these are of vital
genealogical value.

For those of you who have seen the book, you know that a small part of it
isalready in English. The rest is in Yiddish or Hebrew. Being able to get at
the information locked within its pages would be a tremendous boon to all of
us.

We need translators. The job can be a small or as large as you have time for,
but if any of you could do this for us, it would be a real mitzvah.

Please get in touch with me at gramto@... or gramto@....

Margot Tutun
Lexington, MA

Searching:
NACHMANOVICH, BUSLAVSKY, KUSTANOVICH, KATZNELSON: Lyuban/Slutsk, Belarus.
TAUBKIN/TOPKIN/TOPKINS, KOCH, ARONOFF: Vitebsk, Montreal, New York
ASHKENS/ASHKENZY, ADLER: Warsawa, Cleveland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Slutsk Yiskor Book #general

Gramto <gramto@...>
 

I'm sending out this e-mail as an all points bulletin to all JewishGenners with
an interest in Slutsk.

We are getting the Yiskor book on line with JewishGen. This site
will be universally available and should be a great resource for all who are
interested in the story of Slutsk as seen by its survivors back in the early
1960's.

The book contains much that is valuable by way of social history. It also has.
of course, quantities of names--lists of contributors, lists of members of
organizations, advertisements, captions under pictures and these are of vital
genealogical value.

For those of you who have seen the book, you know that a small part of it
isalready in English. The rest is in Yiddish or Hebrew. Being able to get at
the information locked within its pages would be a tremendous boon to all of
us.

We need translators. The job can be a small or as large as you have time for,
but if any of you could do this for us, it would be a real mitzvah.

Please get in touch with me at gramto@... or gramto@....

Margot Tutun
Lexington, MA

Searching:
NACHMANOVICH, BUSLAVSKY, KUSTANOVICH, KATZNELSON: Lyuban/Slutsk, Belarus.
TAUBKIN/TOPKIN/TOPKINS, KOCH, ARONOFF: Vitebsk, Montreal, New York
ASHKENS/ASHKENZY, ADLER: Warsawa, Cleveland


Re: Places in Hungary #general

armata@...
 

Munkotch is probably Munkacs, the Hungarian name for modern Mukachevo in
the southwest corner of Ukraine.

Cumyot - if the initial "C" is pronounced like a "K", it might be
Veliki Komjati (also formerly spelled Velyka Kumnjata), which is a
village southeast of Mukachevo.

Elmish -- a long shot, but it might be Ilnica, a small town in the
same area. All these places were in Hungary in 1900, today in Ukraine.

Joe Armata
armata@...

The spelling is probably not good, I wrote what I thought I
heard and I need help: Elmish, Munkotch, Cumyot.
If anyone knows the correct spelling ad where they are now and
early 1900's, please let me know.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Places in Hungary #general

armata@...
 

Munkotch is probably Munkacs, the Hungarian name for modern Mukachevo in
the southwest corner of Ukraine.

Cumyot - if the initial "C" is pronounced like a "K", it might be
Veliki Komjati (also formerly spelled Velyka Kumnjata), which is a
village southeast of Mukachevo.

Elmish -- a long shot, but it might be Ilnica, a small town in the
same area. All these places were in Hungary in 1900, today in Ukraine.

Joe Armata
armata@...

The spelling is probably not good, I wrote what I thought I
heard and I need help: Elmish, Munkotch, Cumyot.
If anyone knows the correct spelling ad where they are now and
early 1900's, please let me know.


JGSNY Meeting - January 17, 1999 #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will be
held on Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 2:00 pm at Bnai Zion House, 136 East
39th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City.

The topic: A Polish-Jewish Records Index

Hadassah Lipsius, Coordinator of JRI-Polish Shtetl Co-op will talk about
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project, a computer database of indices
to 19th century Jewish vital records of Poland. To date, 400,000 Russian
and Polish language records >from 95 towns have been indexed.

Reminder: Non-members will be charged $3 admission. Please bring your
1998 membership card.

For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York,
please visit our web site at http://members.aol.com/jgsny/main.htm or
call us at Tel. 212-330-8257 or write us at P.O. Box 6398, New York, NY 10128.

New York ... Gateway to America
19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy - August 8-13, 1999
email: nyc99conf@...
website: http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf


Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Meeting - January 17, 1999 #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York will be
held on Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 2:00 pm at Bnai Zion House, 136 East
39th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City.

The topic: A Polish-Jewish Records Index

Hadassah Lipsius, Coordinator of JRI-Polish Shtetl Co-op will talk about
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland project, a computer database of indices
to 19th century Jewish vital records of Poland. To date, 400,000 Russian
and Polish language records >from 95 towns have been indexed.

Reminder: Non-members will be charged $3 admission. Please bring your
1998 membership card.

For further information on the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York,
please visit our web site at http://members.aol.com/jgsny/main.htm or
call us at Tel. 212-330-8257 or write us at P.O. Box 6398, New York, NY 10128.

New York ... Gateway to America
19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy - August 8-13, 1999
email: nyc99conf@...
website: http://members.aol.com/nyc99conf


Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


Mary GRAND located! #general

SiScheraga@...
 

My thanks to the Jewish Genners who tried to help me locate Mary GRAND, the
daughter of my grand-aunt Tessa OTTENSTEIN LANG. Jack Toll of Washington, DC
put Mary Ellen Lang Grand in touch with me! It is very exciting that the
separation of years can be overcome in a few days. Thanks Jack! Also, thanks
for the suggestions on tracking down my other "misplaced" relatives, Bonnie
Sue MERLIN and Ethel NEUGEBOREN. I am trying to follow up all the leads and
suggestions. Thanks to all.
Suzanne Scheraga
Searching: BLOOM/BLUM, GOLDSTEIN (Goniadz/Bialystok)
OTTENSTEIN, DOVNARSKY (Grajewo, Lomza)
THALER, BURG, RAPOPORT (Stanislau/Bohorodchany, Galicia)
KOHN, WODAK (Korolovka, Galicia >Vienna) KLEIN (Riga)
SCHERAGO, FARBER, GARFINKEL (Iasi, Romania)
GOLDBERG/TOMASHEVSKY, SKLAR, VINNETSKI (Vilna)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mary GRAND located! #general

SiScheraga@...
 

My thanks to the Jewish Genners who tried to help me locate Mary GRAND, the
daughter of my grand-aunt Tessa OTTENSTEIN LANG. Jack Toll of Washington, DC
put Mary Ellen Lang Grand in touch with me! It is very exciting that the
separation of years can be overcome in a few days. Thanks Jack! Also, thanks
for the suggestions on tracking down my other "misplaced" relatives, Bonnie
Sue MERLIN and Ethel NEUGEBOREN. I am trying to follow up all the leads and
suggestions. Thanks to all.
Suzanne Scheraga
Searching: BLOOM/BLUM, GOLDSTEIN (Goniadz/Bialystok)
OTTENSTEIN, DOVNARSKY (Grajewo, Lomza)
THALER, BURG, RAPOPORT (Stanislau/Bohorodchany, Galicia)
KOHN, WODAK (Korolovka, Galicia >Vienna) KLEIN (Riga)
SCHERAGO, FARBER, GARFINKEL (Iasi, Romania)
GOLDBERG/TOMASHEVSKY, SKLAR, VINNETSKI (Vilna)