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Sept/Oct 2000 update #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Yizkor Book Project update for September and October 2000

Because of travel and the holidays, the activity reports for
September and October 2000 for the Yizkor Book Project have been
combined. There are now 245 separate entries: in this two-month
period 8 new books and 18 updates were put on the web site at
<http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html>

New Entries:

Berlin,Germany: Jews who died in Berlin 1943-45
Borken, Germany
Kurzeniec, Belarus
Ozernyany, Ukraine
Priluki, Ukraine
Radauti, Romania: "Mayne kinder-yorn in shtot fun hurbn"
Sopotkin, Belarus
Warta, Poland

Updates:

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Bukowina Region: Geschichte der Juden in Der Bukowina
Drogiczhn, Belarus
Drohobycz, Ukraine
Juerchen, Germany
Krynki, Poland
Kurzeniec, Belarus
Novyy Yarchev, Ukraine
Przemsyl, Poland
Radzymin, Poland
Rokiskis, Lithuania
Rozhniatov, Ukraine
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Zabludow, Poland

Let me remind you again of the translation projects that need your
financial support. Contributions can be made online at
<http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html> or you
can print the form to be included with a contribution that can be
mailed to JewishGen. Please consider an additional contribution to
JewishGen, which provides administrative and infrastructure support
to these projects at no charge.

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova

We now have 1041 different books entered in our datbase and there are
7,540 entries for books held by major libraries.

We are in need of a person to do data entry for the Library database
who has Access 97. If you are interested, please contact John Berman
at jberman@jewishgen.org.

Due to the extraordinary diligence of our html staff, our queue is
now manageable. So if you have been waiting to donate newly
translated material to us, no need to wait any longer. Please
contact Joyce Field at jfield@jewishgen.org.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Sept/Oct 2000 update #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Yizkor Book Project update for September and October 2000

Because of travel and the holidays, the activity reports for
September and October 2000 for the Yizkor Book Project have been
combined. There are now 245 separate entries: in this two-month
period 8 new books and 18 updates were put on the web site at
<http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html>

New Entries:

Berlin,Germany: Jews who died in Berlin 1943-45
Borken, Germany
Kurzeniec, Belarus
Ozernyany, Ukraine
Priluki, Ukraine
Radauti, Romania: "Mayne kinder-yorn in shtot fun hurbn"
Sopotkin, Belarus
Warta, Poland

Updates:

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Bukowina Region: Geschichte der Juden in Der Bukowina
Drogiczhn, Belarus
Drohobycz, Ukraine
Juerchen, Germany
Krynki, Poland
Kurzeniec, Belarus
Novyy Yarchev, Ukraine
Przemsyl, Poland
Radzymin, Poland
Rokiskis, Lithuania
Rozhniatov, Ukraine
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Zabludow, Poland

Let me remind you again of the translation projects that need your
financial support. Contributions can be made online at
<http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html> or you
can print the form to be included with a contribution that can be
mailed to JewishGen. Please consider an additional contribution to
JewishGen, which provides administrative and infrastructure support
to these projects at no charge.

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Lancut, Poland
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova

We now have 1041 different books entered in our datbase and there are
7,540 entries for books held by major libraries.

We are in need of a person to do data entry for the Library database
who has Access 97. If you are interested, please contact John Berman
at jberman@jewishgen.org.

Due to the extraordinary diligence of our html staff, our queue is
now manageable. So if you have been waiting to donate newly
translated material to us, no need to wait any longer. Please
contact Joyce Field at jfield@jewishgen.org.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


JewishGen proclaims November 2, 2000 as Carol Skydell Day #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

To Belarus SIG

Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen
in honor of her 75th birthday

November 2, 2000

There are special moments and special people that an organization can
recognize, and today is one of those very special occasions. Can you imagine
the world of JewishGen without Carol Skydell?

This feisty red-head first presented herself to JewishGen at the Washington
Summer Seminar in 1995. She had been known to many of us through her
informative posts on JewishGen during the previous six months.

It was here that Carol made her first big mistake in her 5 year "career"
with JewishGen. A mistake that now carries forward to anyone who complains.
<grin>

They say you can't teach an old dog a new trick... well those prophets were
wrong! We have proven over many years that no matter what your age, and no
matter what your disability and no matter how technically challenged you
are... JewishGen can find a way to get you to volunteer... and then some...
Carol is our proof! <grin>

>from the Support Desk to Moderator, >from Moderator to Board Member and
Public Relations, >from Public Relations to VP of Operations... Carol has
surely been on a fast track.. all the while demonstrating to us how fast she
can still type.

Mother of three sons, two daughter-in-laws, one grandson and four or so
grand dogs, Carol continues to monitor all her duties while making cross
country treks between her east and west coast homes twice a year. All of her
files are zipped, her paperwork stuffed in baskets in her car... and her car
put on a transport... it is JewishGen flexibility and mobility at the
utmost.

JewishGen has gained immeasurably >from Carol's exuberance, her willingness
to tackle any job ... no matter what time of the day or night it presents
itself, her undying spirit for what JewishGen stands for, and her
unsurpassing loyalty and dedication to the missions and goals of this
organization.

Please join with us today to honor Carol! There is no better way to say
thank you on this special day than to give back to JewishGen by making a
gift in her honor to JewishGen through our Honors/Thanks JewishGen-erosity
site.

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/honors.html

Please join us in celebrating this very special occassion with Carol. This
will be the most special gift of all. What a better way to honor an
individual who has given generously of her time through dedicated, selfless
work for the greater good of Jewish genealogy?

Your contribution to JewishGen will continue to fund our operational budget
which supports all of JewishGen's activities, projects and SIGs, each and
every month.

Happy Birthday, Carol!

Susan


Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen proclaims November 2, 2000 as Carol Skydell Day #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

To Belarus SIG

Official Carol W. Skydell Day on JewishGen
in honor of her 75th birthday

November 2, 2000

There are special moments and special people that an organization can
recognize, and today is one of those very special occasions. Can you imagine
the world of JewishGen without Carol Skydell?

This feisty red-head first presented herself to JewishGen at the Washington
Summer Seminar in 1995. She had been known to many of us through her
informative posts on JewishGen during the previous six months.

It was here that Carol made her first big mistake in her 5 year "career"
with JewishGen. A mistake that now carries forward to anyone who complains.
<grin>

They say you can't teach an old dog a new trick... well those prophets were
wrong! We have proven over many years that no matter what your age, and no
matter what your disability and no matter how technically challenged you
are... JewishGen can find a way to get you to volunteer... and then some...
Carol is our proof! <grin>

>from the Support Desk to Moderator, >from Moderator to Board Member and
Public Relations, >from Public Relations to VP of Operations... Carol has
surely been on a fast track.. all the while demonstrating to us how fast she
can still type.

Mother of three sons, two daughter-in-laws, one grandson and four or so
grand dogs, Carol continues to monitor all her duties while making cross
country treks between her east and west coast homes twice a year. All of her
files are zipped, her paperwork stuffed in baskets in her car... and her car
put on a transport... it is JewishGen flexibility and mobility at the
utmost.

JewishGen has gained immeasurably >from Carol's exuberance, her willingness
to tackle any job ... no matter what time of the day or night it presents
itself, her undying spirit for what JewishGen stands for, and her
unsurpassing loyalty and dedication to the missions and goals of this
organization.

Please join with us today to honor Carol! There is no better way to say
thank you on this special day than to give back to JewishGen by making a
gift in her honor to JewishGen through our Honors/Thanks JewishGen-erosity
site.

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/honors.html

Please join us in celebrating this very special occassion with Carol. This
will be the most special gift of all. What a better way to honor an
individual who has given generously of her time through dedicated, selfless
work for the greater good of Jewish genealogy?

Your contribution to JewishGen will continue to fund our operational budget
which supports all of JewishGen's activities, projects and SIGs, each and
every month.

Happy Birthday, Carol!

Susan


Female name: Gisha #general

Udi Cain
 

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm skeptical
about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I don't know her
country of origin, but I have the additional clue that her son's middle
name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't heard of Hisha as a name
either. Anyone out there with a clue?
Lanie Bergman
Dear Lanie.

"My logic" says: Gisha / Hisha, nicknames for Gilda / Hilda.
I don't know of such Hebrew name, but I suppose that if it's not nickname
than it might be in Yiddish (but that is for another fellow to answer).

Regards. Udi Cain.


observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

George Hall <ghall@...>
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across >from a rather
large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania. While walking through the
cemetery today I noticed that many of the gravestones had small piles of
rocks on top. Does anyone know if this has some cultural significance? At
first I thought it was coincidence but it soon became apparent that there
were many stones with small rocks.

George M. Hall


Father's mid name/son's first? #general

Howard Zakai
 

Genners,
My great-grandfather, Jacob Abrams (~1886-1940) was Yaakov in Hebrew.
On the tombstone it says "Yaakov ben Aron."

Now..I have a picture of the tombstone of his father, Aron (~1855 - ~1920)
and the Hebrew says "Aron Yaakov ben Pinchas."

Can anyone offer any perspective about Jacob's first name being the same
as his father's middle name. Doesn't this go against traditional
Ashkenazic naming??

Thanks!
-Howie Zakai
Staten Island & Binghamton, NY
Researching: ABRAMOVICH/ABRAMOWITZ (Silale, Lithuania);
MARK/MARKS (Lithuania, possibly Lida district); inter alia...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Female name: Gisha #general

Udi Cain
 

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm skeptical
about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I don't know her
country of origin, but I have the additional clue that her son's middle
name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't heard of Hisha as a name
either. Anyone out there with a clue?
Lanie Bergman
Dear Lanie.

"My logic" says: Gisha / Hisha, nicknames for Gilda / Hilda.
I don't know of such Hebrew name, but I suppose that if it's not nickname
than it might be in Yiddish (but that is for another fellow to answer).

Regards. Udi Cain.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

George Hall <ghall@...>
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across >from a rather
large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania. While walking through the
cemetery today I noticed that many of the gravestones had small piles of
rocks on top. Does anyone know if this has some cultural significance? At
first I thought it was coincidence but it soon became apparent that there
were many stones with small rocks.

George M. Hall


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Father's mid name/son's first? #general

Howard Zakai
 

Genners,
My great-grandfather, Jacob Abrams (~1886-1940) was Yaakov in Hebrew.
On the tombstone it says "Yaakov ben Aron."

Now..I have a picture of the tombstone of his father, Aron (~1855 - ~1920)
and the Hebrew says "Aron Yaakov ben Pinchas."

Can anyone offer any perspective about Jacob's first name being the same
as his father's middle name. Doesn't this go against traditional
Ashkenazic naming??

Thanks!
-Howie Zakai
Staten Island & Binghamton, NY
Researching: ABRAMOVICH/ABRAMOWITZ (Silale, Lithuania);
MARK/MARKS (Lithuania, possibly Lida district); inter alia...


JGS Palm Beach County, Fla. - November Meeting #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Palm Beach County, Fla. will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2000,1 p.m.
Meeting will be held at Wimberly Library of Florida Atlantic University,
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fl.

Program will include remarks by Dr. William Miller, Library Director, Mark
Swiatlo, Curator of Judaica, Zita Casel, Head of FAU Special Collections
and Archives.

The library's newest project, the translation and publication of 7,300
previously unknown Holocaust written testimonials, entitled "Voices >from
the Ashes" will be presented.

Tours: Fraiberg Judaica Library; Arthur and Mata Jaffe collection "Books as
Aesthetic objects"; Models of the Lost Wooden Synagogues; Yiskor Book
Collection and other facets of genealogical reference housed in the Library.

Paid-up Members - Free
Guests $5.00 - Applicable to Dues if Guest Becomes a Member

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov, President
Natalie Hamburg, Program Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Palm Beach County, Fla. - November Meeting #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Palm Beach County, Fla. will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2000,1 p.m.
Meeting will be held at Wimberly Library of Florida Atlantic University,
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fl.

Program will include remarks by Dr. William Miller, Library Director, Mark
Swiatlo, Curator of Judaica, Zita Casel, Head of FAU Special Collections
and Archives.

The library's newest project, the translation and publication of 7,300
previously unknown Holocaust written testimonials, entitled "Voices >from
the Ashes" will be presented.

Tours: Fraiberg Judaica Library; Arthur and Mata Jaffe collection "Books as
Aesthetic objects"; Models of the Lost Wooden Synagogues; Yiskor Book
Collection and other facets of genealogical reference housed in the Library.

Paid-up Members - Free
Guests $5.00 - Applicable to Dues if Guest Becomes a Member

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov, President
Natalie Hamburg, Program Chair


JGS Washington State Meeting #general

davidbaron@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

Our Next Meeting will be:

Sunday, November 12th at 2pm at

University House in Wallingford
4400 Stone Way N.

Topic: "Eastern European Yiddish Culture: A Musical and Historical
Presentation"

Presented by: Frank Krasnowsky (Seattle Yiddish Society) and Rabbi Doug
Slotnick (JGSWS)

Frank will sing a number of Yiddish songs illustrative of 19c Eastern
European culture, and Doug will speak on the historical, literary, and
geographical settings of these beautiful songs.

For more information please call 206-232-2666
Or go to our website at http://www.jgsws.org

David Baron
JGS Washington State
dbaron@geocities.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Washington State Meeting #general

davidbaron@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

Our Next Meeting will be:

Sunday, November 12th at 2pm at

University House in Wallingford
4400 Stone Way N.

Topic: "Eastern European Yiddish Culture: A Musical and Historical
Presentation"

Presented by: Frank Krasnowsky (Seattle Yiddish Society) and Rabbi Doug
Slotnick (JGSWS)

Frank will sing a number of Yiddish songs illustrative of 19c Eastern
European culture, and Doug will speak on the historical, literary, and
geographical settings of these beautiful songs.

For more information please call 206-232-2666
Or go to our website at http://www.jgsws.org

David Baron
JGS Washington State
dbaron@geocities.com


Re: Chicago Yiddish? #general

ctf-vif@...
 

Having grown up in the Northeast and learning not only Yiddish words with a
certain dialect, but also Jewish words, moving later to the Midwest, and
eventually to the South, there are definite pronunciation differences. The
other difference I have noticed is that the different sects of Judaism also
use different pronunciations. My family was conservative when I was growing
up and as I understand it, the pronunciations that I grew up with were
"Ashkenazic." Here in the South my family belongs to a Chasidic
congregation and I can't understand a word the Rabbi says!

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, Georgia
ctf-vif@mindspring.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago Yiddish? #general

ctf-vif@...
 

Having grown up in the Northeast and learning not only Yiddish words with a
certain dialect, but also Jewish words, moving later to the Midwest, and
eventually to the South, there are definite pronunciation differences. The
other difference I have noticed is that the different sects of Judaism also
use different pronunciations. My family was conservative when I was growing
up and as I understand it, the pronunciations that I grew up with were
"Ashkenazic." Here in the South my family belongs to a Chasidic
congregation and I can't understand a word the Rabbi says!

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, Georgia
ctf-vif@mindspring.com


NYC Birth Indexes 1891-1902 online #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Ancestry.com just added to its growing list of databases

New York City Birth Indexes 1891-1902
http://ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5157.htm

Searches will be available free through Nov. 4. After that,
they will be available to paid Ancestry subscribers only.

Also currently online free (through Nov. 11): Jerusalem Post
obituaries for 1999.

Renee

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Birth Indexes 1891-1902 online #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Ancestry.com just added to its growing list of databases

New York City Birth Indexes 1891-1902
http://ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5157.htm

Searches will be available free through Nov. 4. After that,
they will be available to paid Ancestry subscribers only.

Also currently online free (through Nov. 11): Jerusalem Post
obituaries for 1999.

Renee

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


Jerusalem Post Obituaries #general

Carol Edan <caroled@...>
 

For those that do not subscibe to Ancestry Newsletter.
data base free till 11/11/00

Jerusalem Post (Israel) Obituaries, 1999 (Update)

Source Information: Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company.
"Jerusalem Post (Israel) Obituaries, 1999."
[database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original electronic data
from the electronic newspaper newsfeed service
of the Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company.

To search this database, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4501.htm

Carol Monosson Edan

Researching
MONOSSON/POLEY- Moscow/ Mogilev/Gomel
ARONSON/PRICE-Augustow/Kalvarija
RABINOVITZ-Novogrodok
MUSHNITSKY-Russia
MARCU/LEIBOVITZ-Iasi,Roumania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jerusalem Post Obituaries #general

Carol Edan <caroled@...>
 

For those that do not subscibe to Ancestry Newsletter.
data base free till 11/11/00

Jerusalem Post (Israel) Obituaries, 1999 (Update)

Source Information: Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company.
"Jerusalem Post (Israel) Obituaries, 1999."
[database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original electronic data
from the electronic newspaper newsfeed service
of the Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company.

To search this database, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4501.htm

Carol Monosson Edan

Researching
MONOSSON/POLEY- Moscow/ Mogilev/Gomel
ARONSON/PRICE-Augustow/Kalvarija
RABINOVITZ-Novogrodok
MUSHNITSKY-Russia
MARCU/LEIBOVITZ-Iasi,Roumania