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New URL for Jewish History Resources #general

dinur <dinurNOdiSPAM@...>
 

A new URL for a great site for resources for the study of Jewish
History. Visit: http://jewishhistory.huji.ac.il
This is an academic site hosted by the Dinur Center for Research
in Jewish History, built to serve scholors and the public. A
special section is dedicated to resources for the study of
Jewish Genealogy - if you find and missing links - please
submit them via the link on the site.

Cheers,
The Dinur Center


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New URL for Jewish History Resources #general

dinur <dinurNOdiSPAM@...>
 

A new URL for a great site for resources for the study of Jewish
History. Visit: http://jewishhistory.huji.ac.il
This is an academic site hosted by the Dinur Center for Research
in Jewish History, built to serve scholors and the public. A
special section is dedicated to resources for the study of
Jewish Genealogy - if you find and missing links - please
submit them via the link on the site.

Cheers,
The Dinur Center


HOFFER, Vienna?>Detroit #general

spooky317@...
 

I'm looking for information about Frederick Victor HOFFER and his
daughter Belle HOFFER (1912-1992), cousins of my grandfather. I'm not
exactly sure how they were related to us. Belle's SS-5 form says that
she was born in New York City to Frederick HOFFER and Laura WELT. She
grew up in Detroit and family legend has it that Fred worked for Ford
Motorcars and had some part in designing the Edsel. My mother says that
Belle owned a company that produced reeds for musical instruments.
Belle lived in Los Angeles in the 1950's and 60's, and she died in Los
Angeles in 1992. My aunt says that Belle had a brother, but she doesn't
remember his name.

I'm guessing that Fred was probably born in Vienna, where my
grandfather's family lived until WWII. It's quite possible that he
could have been a brother of my great-grandfather Emil HOFFER (d 1938,
Vienna) as I know practically nothing about his family.

If you have any information or suggestions about how I should proceed,
please let me know.

Thanks!

Rebecca Fenning
Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HOFFER, Vienna?>Detroit #general

spooky317@...
 

I'm looking for information about Frederick Victor HOFFER and his
daughter Belle HOFFER (1912-1992), cousins of my grandfather. I'm not
exactly sure how they were related to us. Belle's SS-5 form says that
she was born in New York City to Frederick HOFFER and Laura WELT. She
grew up in Detroit and family legend has it that Fred worked for Ford
Motorcars and had some part in designing the Edsel. My mother says that
Belle owned a company that produced reeds for musical instruments.
Belle lived in Los Angeles in the 1950's and 60's, and she died in Los
Angeles in 1992. My aunt says that Belle had a brother, but she doesn't
remember his name.

I'm guessing that Fred was probably born in Vienna, where my
grandfather's family lived until WWII. It's quite possible that he
could have been a brother of my great-grandfather Emil HOFFER (d 1938,
Vienna) as I know practically nothing about his family.

If you have any information or suggestions about how I should proceed,
please let me know.

Thanks!

Rebecca Fenning
Los Angeles, CA


Bessie WOLPERT NYC 1917 #general

fogelson <fogelson@...>
 

Searching information about Bessie WOLPERT, born in Russia circa
1895. She was single and living in NYC in 1917 in Manhattan. In
the 1920 census she was listed as a nurse at the Israel Orphan
Asylum on Second St in NYC and in the 1922 directory as a nurse
at the Federation of Bronx Jewish Charities and lived at 1685
Topping. Does anyone know if records still exist >from the Bronx
Federation.

She may have married in the period 1918-40.

Any information contact

George Fogelson
Los Angeles

fogelson@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bessie WOLPERT NYC 1917 #general

fogelson <fogelson@...>
 

Searching information about Bessie WOLPERT, born in Russia circa
1895. She was single and living in NYC in 1917 in Manhattan. In
the 1920 census she was listed as a nurse at the Israel Orphan
Asylum on Second St in NYC and in the 1922 directory as a nurse
at the Federation of Bronx Jewish Charities and lived at 1685
Topping. Does anyone know if records still exist >from the Bronx
Federation.

She may have married in the period 1918-40.

Any information contact

George Fogelson
Los Angeles

fogelson@...


JGS Pittsburgh - April Meeting #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Pittsburgh will meet on Monday, April 10, 2000 7 p.m.
Holocaust Center - JCC

There will be a networking session >from 7:00-7:30 p.m.

The Program will feature several 9th grade students >from Hillel Academy
Day School. Each will discuss their recent project of compiling their
personal family history. In addition to presenting their completed
research, they will relate what sources were used; i.e., computer
programs, genealogy books, government agencies, etc. A question and
answer period will follow.

Guests are welcome.

Julian Falk
President

Marilyn Newman - MNewman714@...
Program Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Pittsburgh - April Meeting #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Pittsburgh will meet on Monday, April 10, 2000 7 p.m.
Holocaust Center - JCC

There will be a networking session >from 7:00-7:30 p.m.

The Program will feature several 9th grade students >from Hillel Academy
Day School. Each will discuss their recent project of compiling their
personal family history. In addition to presenting their completed
research, they will relate what sources were used; i.e., computer
programs, genealogy books, government agencies, etc. A question and
answer period will follow.

Guests are welcome.

Julian Falk
President

Marilyn Newman - MNewman714@...
Program Chair


April meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

Date: Monday, April 10, 2000
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Speaker: Jefferson Moak
Topic: The Philadelphia City Archives: What,Where&How

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Jefferson Moak has been an archivist with the Philadelphia City
Archives since 1987. Prior to that he worked at the Free Library
of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Historical Commission. He
serves on the board of Genealogical Society of PA. Mr. Moak
is the author of several books about archival material in Philadelphia.

Mr. Moak will discuss the records of interest to genealogists that
can be found at the Philadelphia City Archives, and how to access
that information. He will also answer questions.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Special Offer for New Members and other Beginners!

Come 30 minutes early and hear more experienced members
of JGSP give advice and counsel on issues that interest and
perplex you. Come at 7:15 and stay for the regular meeting
following.
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Ride Sharing Program: (215) 947-7374
^^^^^^^^^^^
RUSSIAN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: The next meeting
will be held April 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the usual location,
Klein Branch JCC, Red Lion Road and Jamison Avenue.
^^^^^^^^^^^^
COMPUTER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: The next meeting
of the group will be held at Gratz, 7:30 p.m., on April 6th.
Topic: Part 3 of the series, Doing Genealogy Through the Internet
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need
information on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors,
repositories (and much more) please visit the JGSP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

Lois Sernoff [JGSPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen April meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia #general

JGLois@...
 

Date: Monday, April 10, 2000
Time: 7:45 PM
Place: The Newman Building at Gratz College
Old York Road (Route 611) and Melrose Avenue
Melrose Park, PA
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Speaker: Jefferson Moak
Topic: The Philadelphia City Archives: What,Where&How

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Jefferson Moak has been an archivist with the Philadelphia City
Archives since 1987. Prior to that he worked at the Free Library
of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Historical Commission. He
serves on the board of Genealogical Society of PA. Mr. Moak
is the author of several books about archival material in Philadelphia.

Mr. Moak will discuss the records of interest to genealogists that
can be found at the Philadelphia City Archives, and how to access
that information. He will also answer questions.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Special Offer for New Members and other Beginners!

Come 30 minutes early and hear more experienced members
of JGSP give advice and counsel on issues that interest and
perplex you. Come at 7:15 and stay for the regular meeting
following.
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Interested friends are always welcome!
Refreshments will be served following the meeting
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Ride Sharing Program: (215) 947-7374
^^^^^^^^^^^
RUSSIAN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: The next meeting
will be held April 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the usual location,
Klein Branch JCC, Red Lion Road and Jamison Avenue.
^^^^^^^^^^^^
COMPUTER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP: The next meeting
of the group will be held at Gratz, 7:30 p.m., on April 6th.
Topic: Part 3 of the series, Doing Genealogy Through the Internet
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
For all who are researching Philadelphia roots and need
information on local resources; cemeteries, funeral directors,
repositories (and much more) please visit the JGSP website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp

Lois Sernoff [JGSPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@...>


Jewish Genealogical Society Johannesburg Monthly Meeting #general

Colin Plen
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Johannesburg:
Subject our next meeting: This is an open invitation to anyone living in or
near or visiting Gauteng on the 16th April. We meet at the Pine Street
Shul, in Orchards >from 19h30 (that's 7,30 pm) .Our speaker at this meeting
is Geoffrey Sifrin co-editor of the Jewish Report and author of the book To
Gershn.
The book called To Gershn might not be readily available outside of South
Africa but it is a most interesting book and worth aread. In the book he
goes into the genealogy and history of his family in Europe together with
photos and comments on his Lithuanian trips, but more interesting, in my
opinion, is that he then goes into the history of how his ancestors came to
South Africa and went into farming, teaching the Afrikaner farmers who had
been in this country for a hundred years before, how to farm profitably.
Nobody had ever made a profit out of farming before these upstart Jews came
along and said they could...and they did. There were about 20 large farms
in the Witbank area owned by Jews and Sifrin's story about them is most
intresting
Colin Plen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society Johannesburg Monthly Meeting #general

Colin Plen
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Johannesburg:
Subject our next meeting: This is an open invitation to anyone living in or
near or visiting Gauteng on the 16th April. We meet at the Pine Street
Shul, in Orchards >from 19h30 (that's 7,30 pm) .Our speaker at this meeting
is Geoffrey Sifrin co-editor of the Jewish Report and author of the book To
Gershn.
The book called To Gershn might not be readily available outside of South
Africa but it is a most interesting book and worth aread. In the book he
goes into the genealogy and history of his family in Europe together with
photos and comments on his Lithuanian trips, but more interesting, in my
opinion, is that he then goes into the history of how his ancestors came to
South Africa and went into farming, teaching the Afrikaner farmers who had
been in this country for a hundred years before, how to farm profitably.
Nobody had ever made a profit out of farming before these upstart Jews came
along and said they could...and they did. There were about 20 large farms
in the Witbank area owned by Jews and Sifrin's story about them is most
intresting
Colin Plen


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Ruzhany - Pruzhany and What is the point of this Digest? #yizkorbooks

Phrases1@...
 

Ruzhany was a town in Pruzhany uezd of Grodno guberniya.
Pruzhany was the district town of Pruzhany uezd.
This sort of information can be ascertained at the Shtetls
of Belarus website. Differentiating the towns is possible through
the use of the ShtetlSeeker.

I would appreciate an explanation of the sort of information that
is relevant on this digest. I thought queries were to pertain yizkor
books, either translation, translation funding, or procurement of
additional yizkor information. Was I incorrect in this assumption?
Could the moderator please clarify the sort of information the
Digest is to cover--included and excluded?
Thank you.
Ellen Sadove Renck-NY

MODERATOR NOTE: This moderator likes to take a generous approach toward
which messages may be posted here. In this case the person who asked the
question was trying to figure out whether she was looking for one or two
Yizkor books, and so her question was deemed relevant.


Ruzhany - Pruzhany and What is the point of this Digest? #yizkorbooks

Phrases1@...
 

Ruzhany was a town in Pruzhany uezd of Grodno guberniya.
Pruzhany was the district town of Pruzhany uezd.
This sort of information can be ascertained at the Shtetls
of Belarus website. Differentiating the towns is possible through
the use of the ShtetlSeeker.

I would appreciate an explanation of the sort of information that
is relevant on this digest. I thought queries were to pertain yizkor
books, either translation, translation funding, or procurement of
additional yizkor information. Was I incorrect in this assumption?
Could the moderator please clarify the sort of information the
Digest is to cover--included and excluded?
Thank you.
Ellen Sadove Renck-NY

MODERATOR NOTE: This moderator likes to take a generous approach toward
which messages may be posted here. In this case the person who asked the
question was trying to figure out whether she was looking for one or two
Yizkor books, and so her question was deemed relevant.


Beshenkovichi Search #belarus

vivienne kay <viviennekay@...>
 

Hello out there!

This is the first time I have contacted Belarus SIG.........

I am trying to backtrack my paternal grandparents and keep hitting dead
ends...I don't know if anybody can be of assistance. Unfortunately the
information I have is scant, but here goes anyway..in point form which I
hope is not too confusing.

*My grandfather's name was Max Shilkin and he was >from Beshenkovichi
*He had two brothers, Morris and Jack.
*Max married Hannah Steinmann in Beshenkovichi ? date
*Jack came to Perth, Western Australia sometime in the early 1900s as a
sort of 'scout'
*Morris and Max followed, arriving in Fremantle, Western Australia on the
Scharnhorst (I think) on 6-3-1905. For some reason Max picked up the
name Michael or changed it along the way, but that is the name on the
passenger list, along with Morris.
*My grandmother Hannah arrived in Fremantle, on the Omrah on 2 August
1906 with one daughter Rebecca and two sons, Solomon and Roy (?)
*My father, Joshua, was born in Perth on 26 October 1910.
*Max died approx 1944 and was 73 or 74 years old.
*Hannah died many years prior to that

In Australia Shilkin is not a common name - we are all related and are all
Jewish.

I have discovered that the name Shilkin does not appear to be too uncommon
in Russia, and also that not all are Jewish, which surprised me. I have
contacted two Shilkin gentlemen, one >from Penza (south of Moscow) one >from
St Petersburg. Timofey >from StP said there are 187 Shilkins there, he is
related to only 3 - he doesn't appear to be related to us. We had quite
good dialogue until I asked if he had a Jewish background....I've heard
nothing further >from him! Eugeny >from Penza has very limited English but
from what I can understand it appears he MAY be related but I have yet to
confirm this as correspondence is slow and not always easy to decipher.

Any assistance or pointers, would be helpful and much appreciated.

Vivienne Shilkin, Melbourne, Australia

Also researching my mother's family.
ELEAZER SEGAL >from Zfat/Rumania (born approx 1890)
RACHEL ZELICOVITCH >from Palestine/Rumania (born early 1890s).


Re: First names - Mendel/Shneur Zalman #belarus

Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

Andi Alpert Ziegelman wrote:
..........snip......
1. Might Habad hasids have a habit of naming unrelated children after
famous hasids, of which Shneur Zalman and Menahem Mendel were two?
..........snip......
----------------------------
Yes! Lubavitchers name after their Rebbes and Rebbitzens. The founder of
Chabad was Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Rabbi Menachem Mendel, known as
the "Zemach Tzedek". was another Rebbe. The last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem Mendel Shnuerson, also had that name. I doubt you will find a
Lubavitcher family that doesn't have these names (unless, of course, the
have only girls). So, having these names does not indicate a relation,
though it should not be discounted, especially with the same last name from
same area.

Common Lubavitcher names include (partial list):
Male: Female:
Shnuer Zalman Nechama Deena
Menachem Mendel Charna
Shmuel Chaya Mushke
Sholom Dov Ber Shayna
Yosef Yitzchak Devorah Leah

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: First names - Mendel/Shneur Zalman #belarus

Avrohom Krauss <avkrauss@...>
 

Andi Alpert Ziegelman wrote:
..........snip......
1. Might Habad hasids have a habit of naming unrelated children after
famous hasids, of which Shneur Zalman and Menahem Mendel were two?
..........snip......
----------------------------
Yes! Lubavitchers name after their Rebbes and Rebbitzens. The founder of
Chabad was Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Rabbi Menachem Mendel, known as
the "Zemach Tzedek". was another Rebbe. The last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem Mendel Shnuerson, also had that name. I doubt you will find a
Lubavitcher family that doesn't have these names (unless, of course, the
have only girls). So, having these names does not indicate a relation,
though it should not be discounted, especially with the same last name from
same area.

Common Lubavitcher names include (partial list):
Male: Female:
Shnuer Zalman Nechama Deena
Menachem Mendel Charna
Shmuel Chaya Mushke
Sholom Dov Ber Shayna
Yosef Yitzchak Devorah Leah

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone


Belarus SIG #Belarus Beshenkovichi Search #belarus

vivienne kay <viviennekay@...>
 

Hello out there!

This is the first time I have contacted Belarus SIG.........

I am trying to backtrack my paternal grandparents and keep hitting dead
ends...I don't know if anybody can be of assistance. Unfortunately the
information I have is scant, but here goes anyway..in point form which I
hope is not too confusing.

*My grandfather's name was Max Shilkin and he was >from Beshenkovichi
*He had two brothers, Morris and Jack.
*Max married Hannah Steinmann in Beshenkovichi ? date
*Jack came to Perth, Western Australia sometime in the early 1900s as a
sort of 'scout'
*Morris and Max followed, arriving in Fremantle, Western Australia on the
Scharnhorst (I think) on 6-3-1905. For some reason Max picked up the
name Michael or changed it along the way, but that is the name on the
passenger list, along with Morris.
*My grandmother Hannah arrived in Fremantle, on the Omrah on 2 August
1906 with one daughter Rebecca and two sons, Solomon and Roy (?)
*My father, Joshua, was born in Perth on 26 October 1910.
*Max died approx 1944 and was 73 or 74 years old.
*Hannah died many years prior to that

In Australia Shilkin is not a common name - we are all related and are all
Jewish.

I have discovered that the name Shilkin does not appear to be too uncommon
in Russia, and also that not all are Jewish, which surprised me. I have
contacted two Shilkin gentlemen, one >from Penza (south of Moscow) one >from
St Petersburg. Timofey >from StP said there are 187 Shilkins there, he is
related to only 3 - he doesn't appear to be related to us. We had quite
good dialogue until I asked if he had a Jewish background....I've heard
nothing further >from him! Eugeny >from Penza has very limited English but
from what I can understand it appears he MAY be related but I have yet to
confirm this as correspondence is slow and not always easy to decipher.

Any assistance or pointers, would be helpful and much appreciated.

Vivienne Shilkin, Melbourne, Australia

Also researching my mother's family.
ELEAZER SEGAL >from Zfat/Rumania (born approx 1890)
RACHEL ZELICOVITCH >from Palestine/Rumania (born early 1890s).


Port of Halifax #belarus

Sissy100@...
 

Both of my parents arrived in Halifax., >from Russia around 1910.
However I have been trying to find a web page which would give me the
manifests or something I could close in on. I have been tring to find
out what happened to my aunts or cousins, who were alive after the war,
and I thought that maybe my mothers name on manifests would be some kind
of clue.

Thanks for you help
Sissy100@...
Santa Monica, Ca.
Searching BERKOVSKY, BERKOFSKY >from Borisov


Belarus SIG #Belarus Port of Halifax #belarus

Sissy100@...
 

Both of my parents arrived in Halifax., >from Russia around 1910.
However I have been trying to find a web page which would give me the
manifests or something I could close in on. I have been tring to find
out what happened to my aunts or cousins, who were alive after the war,
and I thought that maybe my mothers name on manifests would be some kind
of clue.

Thanks for you help
Sissy100@...
Santa Monica, Ca.
Searching BERKOVSKY, BERKOFSKY >from Borisov