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Trenton, NJ, Yiddish newspapers??? #general

Judith27
 

Dear All,

A very helpful librarian at the Trenton Public Library found that there had
apparently been two Yiddish newspapers in Trenton, "The Trenton Jewish
World", and "The Trenton Jewish Weekly. However, when she checked the NJ
Union List of Seials she did not find anyone in NJ that had copies of
these, neither in hard copy nor on microfilm.

Is anyone familiar with either of these newspapers, and where there might
be a source for them? I would check YIVO, but it's not open yet....
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <Judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trenton, NJ, Yiddish newspapers??? #general

Judith27
 

Dear All,

A very helpful librarian at the Trenton Public Library found that there had
apparently been two Yiddish newspapers in Trenton, "The Trenton Jewish
World", and "The Trenton Jewish Weekly. However, when she checked the NJ
Union List of Seials she did not find anyone in NJ that had copies of
these, neither in hard copy nor on microfilm.

Is anyone familiar with either of these newspapers, and where there might
be a source for them? I would check YIVO, but it's not open yet....
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <Judith27@aol.com>
Long Beach, NY


Vinnitza Archives #general

zerakodesh@...
 

Hello

I would like to write to the Vinnitza Archives 287100 gorod Vinnitsa
Ulitsa 17 Vinnita Ukraine. What kind of postage would that require and
in what kind of money or stamps.

My mother was born In Tulchin in about 1886. Her grandfather WEISSMAN
served in the Russian army for 25 years. Her mother maiden name Hinda
WEISSMAN married name unknown.

Is this where I would write for these records?
Thank you
Esther Feinstein Sackheim
ZeraKodesh@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vinnitza Archives #general

zerakodesh@...
 

Hello

I would like to write to the Vinnitza Archives 287100 gorod Vinnitsa
Ulitsa 17 Vinnita Ukraine. What kind of postage would that require and
in what kind of money or stamps.

My mother was born In Tulchin in about 1886. Her grandfather WEISSMAN
served in the Russian army for 25 years. Her mother maiden name Hinda
WEISSMAN married name unknown.

Is this where I would write for these records?
Thank you
Esther Feinstein Sackheim
ZeraKodesh@aol.com


Re: Miami (& other) obits (& death notices) #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Allen Jordan <AEJordan@aol.com> wrote on Sat, 6 Mar 1999:

I have several family members who died in the Miami area
and I tried looking for them in the Herald. Unlike New York
where paid obits in the New York Times seem common in Miami
I did not find obits.

Strange. I'm certain that the Miami Herald runs paid
death notices since I had the misfortune of paying for some.

While we're on the subject, here are some relevant resources:

1) Ancestry.com now has the UMI Obituary database (1990-1997)
on its web site. It's accessible to subscribers only.
It contains full text death notices >from 85 newspapers--
including the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, but not the Herald.

2) The search engine NorthernLight.com searches a number
of Jewish papers, including south Florida's Jewish Journal.
This commercial site charges a fee to deliver full-text articles,
but the summaries are accessible for free. There's a chance of
finding recent birth, marriage, and death notices >from large
regional newspapers, local Jewish papers, and even synagogue
websites. For example, I just found condolences extended
on my mother-in-law's death in 1997 by her sister's shul.
Worth exploring!

Renee

Renee Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), NY
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us

MODERATOR NOTE: Since the commercial site referred to is a valuable
resource, it is being posted as the _one time mention_ allowed by
the JewishGen Discussion Group Rules.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Miami (& other) obits (& death notices) #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Allen Jordan <AEJordan@aol.com> wrote on Sat, 6 Mar 1999:

I have several family members who died in the Miami area
and I tried looking for them in the Herald. Unlike New York
where paid obits in the New York Times seem common in Miami
I did not find obits.

Strange. I'm certain that the Miami Herald runs paid
death notices since I had the misfortune of paying for some.

While we're on the subject, here are some relevant resources:

1) Ancestry.com now has the UMI Obituary database (1990-1997)
on its web site. It's accessible to subscribers only.
It contains full text death notices >from 85 newspapers--
including the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, but not the Herald.

2) The search engine NorthernLight.com searches a number
of Jewish papers, including south Florida's Jewish Journal.
This commercial site charges a fee to deliver full-text articles,
but the summaries are accessible for free. There's a chance of
finding recent birth, marriage, and death notices >from large
regional newspapers, local Jewish papers, and even synagogue
websites. For example, I just found condolences extended
on my mother-in-law's death in 1997 by her sister's shul.
Worth exploring!

Renee

Renee Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), NY
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us

MODERATOR NOTE: Since the commercial site referred to is a valuable
resource, it is being posted as the _one time mention_ allowed by
the JewishGen Discussion Group Rules.


Spanish influenza in Galicia #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

To facilitate a document search, I am trying to
determine the probable dates of several crucial
events in my family history.

According to my mother, her parents both died in
the "Spanish" influenza epidemic which raged in
Europe and America in 1918-1919. My grandmother,
Rivke FALLEK Reifer, died first (after March 1918).
My grandfather, Avraham Yakov REIFER, remarried
soon after. His new wife, Regina NUSSBAUM Reifer,
was about three months pregnant he too died.

As of March 1918, my grandparents lived in Kliszow,
near Mielec, in western Galicia (soon to become Poland).

To fine-tune this chronology, I'd like to pose
these questions:

* When did the Spanish influenza epidemic reach this
part of Europe?

* When did it peak there?

* Would it have been considered "proper" for my
grandfather, an orthodox Jew, to remarry after the
30-day mourning period for his wife, or would
Halakhah or custom have dictated a longer wait?

I am hoping that this information will help me
narrow the likely birth date of Regina's baby,
who was named Avraham Yakov Reifer for his father.
My mother and her siblings--six orphans aged 5 to 12
--were sent to live with various relatives in the US,
Poland, and Romania, and never knew this half-brother.
Regina and her son--who is supposed to have had
an exceptional singing voice--reportedly made aliyah
to Palestine in the 1930's. We have never been
able to learn more about them.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), NY
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spanish influenza in Galicia #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

To facilitate a document search, I am trying to
determine the probable dates of several crucial
events in my family history.

According to my mother, her parents both died in
the "Spanish" influenza epidemic which raged in
Europe and America in 1918-1919. My grandmother,
Rivke FALLEK Reifer, died first (after March 1918).
My grandfather, Avraham Yakov REIFER, remarried
soon after. His new wife, Regina NUSSBAUM Reifer,
was about three months pregnant he too died.

As of March 1918, my grandparents lived in Kliszow,
near Mielec, in western Galicia (soon to become Poland).

To fine-tune this chronology, I'd like to pose
these questions:

* When did the Spanish influenza epidemic reach this
part of Europe?

* When did it peak there?

* Would it have been considered "proper" for my
grandfather, an orthodox Jew, to remarry after the
30-day mourning period for his wife, or would
Halakhah or custom have dictated a longer wait?

I am hoping that this information will help me
narrow the likely birth date of Regina's baby,
who was named Avraham Yakov Reifer for his father.
My mother and her siblings--six orphans aged 5 to 12
--were sent to live with various relatives in the US,
Poland, and Romania, and never knew this half-brother.
Regina and her son--who is supposed to have had
an exceptional singing voice--reportedly made aliyah
to Palestine in the 1930's. We have never been
able to learn more about them.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), NY
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Blachvitch = In Lachovitch ? #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Don Shifris asked:
Can someone help me locate Blachvitch? According to the Nesvizh yiskor
book translation, this is where Zalman Shifris was born (page 274).
Just a guess, but maybe the original Hebrew was "Be'Lachovitch", that is
"in Lachowitz" and it was translated as if the letter Beit was part of the
name of the town.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Blachvitch = In Lachovitch ? #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Don Shifris asked:
Can someone help me locate Blachvitch? According to the Nesvizh yiskor
book translation, this is where Zalman Shifris was born (page 274).
Just a guess, but maybe the original Hebrew was "Be'Lachovitch", that is
"in Lachowitz" and it was translated as if the letter Beit was part of the
name of the town.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il


Searching: ERTESCHIK Family- Krakow- Poland #general

A Fishmann <affinitydeal@...>
 

I am searching for living relatives of ERTESCHIK Chana and ERTESCHIK
Majer >from Krakow, Poland

Last heard >from 1939
Al Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: ERTESCHIK Family- Krakow- Poland #general

A Fishmann <affinitydeal@...>
 

I am searching for living relatives of ERTESCHIK Chana and ERTESCHIK
Majer >from Krakow, Poland

Last heard >from 1939
Al Fishman


Searching: HERSTEIN Family- Krakow- Poland #general

A Fishmann <affinitydeal@...>
 

I am searching for living relatives of the following HERSTEIN family
members >from Krakow, Poland :

HERSTEIN David
HERSTEIN Natan
HERSTEIN Michael
HERSTEIN Leon
HERSTEIN Rozalia
HERSTEIN Dora

Last heard >from 1940
Al Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: HERSTEIN Family- Krakow- Poland #general

A Fishmann <affinitydeal@...>
 

I am searching for living relatives of the following HERSTEIN family
members >from Krakow, Poland :

HERSTEIN David
HERSTEIN Natan
HERSTEIN Michael
HERSTEIN Leon
HERSTEIN Rozalia
HERSTEIN Dora

Last heard >from 1940
Al Fishman


search for Jennie WOLF descendants #general

yaacovi
 

I am asking for help in search of the daughters of Jennie & Jack WOLF -
Selma , Gert-probably decesed- but may have children) , Vivien - lives
in Chicago , and Jackie - lives somewhere in Florida.
Probably they changed their last names, when they married- but I don't
know their married name.

Rina Yaacovi
yaacovi@netvision.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen search for Jennie WOLF descendants #general

yaacovi
 

I am asking for help in search of the daughters of Jennie & Jack WOLF -
Selma , Gert-probably decesed- but may have children) , Vivien - lives
in Chicago , and Jackie - lives somewhere in Florida.
Probably they changed their last names, when they married- but I don't
know their married name.

Rina Yaacovi
yaacovi@netvision.net.il


Searching the name KLAVIR #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

The only information I have is that my grandmother: Rose SIMONOWITZ's maiden
name was KLAVIR and that her first name was really Raiza. She was originally
from Russia. Her mother died when she was young and her father remarried
several times. Her mother's name might have been Chaia. Her father was still
alive in the 1940's in Russia.
Irene Swedroe
IRSWED@aol.com


Looking for Panevezys Uyezd Coordinator #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Jill Kamenetz<kayjd@wam.umd.edu> wrote:

I am new to LitvakSIG, but I am having trouble contacting the people in
charge of Ponevezh Uyezd. I have written at least two emails to show my
interest in joining and I haven't been answered. Is this research group
still up and running? Could someone please advise me how to proceed? I
would really like to get more information on Birzai, Lithuania which was
in this district.
____________________________
Contact Devera and Michael Witkin at <dewmhw@pacbell.net>. I am sure they will
be pleased to hear >from you.

If the Litvak SIG does not already have the 1834 Revision List (census), or
the 1887 Family List (census) for Birzai, as one of those involved in records
acquisition for the SIG, I can tell you both of these census records are alive
and well. The SIG can obtain copies of them, or the data >from them. All it
takes is money, money, money - as Joel Grey sang in "Cabaret", money, money,
money makes the world go 'round.

So Jill, and all others interested in BIRZAI, send your check to Litvak SIG,
c/o Peggy Freedman, 245 Dalrymple Road, Atlanta, GA 30328.

P.S. It may take awhile before you see the results but will still be faster
than obtaining results >from the archive.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching the name KLAVIR #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

The only information I have is that my grandmother: Rose SIMONOWITZ's maiden
name was KLAVIR and that her first name was really Raiza. She was originally
from Russia. Her mother died when she was young and her father remarried
several times. Her mother's name might have been Chaia. Her father was still
alive in the 1940's in Russia.
Irene Swedroe
IRSWED@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Looking for Panevezys Uyezd Coordinator #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Jill Kamenetz<kayjd@wam.umd.edu> wrote:

I am new to LitvakSIG, but I am having trouble contacting the people in
charge of Ponevezh Uyezd. I have written at least two emails to show my
interest in joining and I haven't been answered. Is this research group
still up and running? Could someone please advise me how to proceed? I
would really like to get more information on Birzai, Lithuania which was
in this district.
____________________________
Contact Devera and Michael Witkin at <dewmhw@pacbell.net>. I am sure they will
be pleased to hear >from you.

If the Litvak SIG does not already have the 1834 Revision List (census), or
the 1887 Family List (census) for Birzai, as one of those involved in records
acquisition for the SIG, I can tell you both of these census records are alive
and well. The SIG can obtain copies of them, or the data >from them. All it
takes is money, money, money - as Joel Grey sang in "Cabaret", money, money,
money makes the world go 'round.

So Jill, and all others interested in BIRZAI, send your check to Litvak SIG,
c/o Peggy Freedman, 245 Dalrymple Road, Atlanta, GA 30328.

P.S. It may take awhile before you see the results but will still be faster
than obtaining results >from the archive.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia