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JGS Oregon, January 17th Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you to JGSO's
January 2001 meeting.

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC)
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon

This meeting features a presentation on

Traveling To Belarus
A Personal Experience


presented by Sandra Shapiro

Sandra travelled to Belarus this past summer. She will discuss:

* Traveling around Belarus
* The current Belarus Jewish community
* Visiting a shtetl
* Historic sites
* Requirements for a Visa in Belarus

This event is *free* to JGSO members. Contribution of $2 at the door is
requested >from non-members. Contribution is credited to membership if you
join JGSO at the meeting. Light refreshments will be available.

This meeting kicks off our new Shmooze session. >from 7:30 to 8:00 pm,
browse through the resources that JGSO will have available and talk to
JGSO experts about genealogy problems you have encountered.

For more information or questions, call Abby Menashe, JGSO, 245-5196, or
email rondoctor@qwest.net

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site
at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@qwest.net. Once you are on the list, you will receive
periodic messages concerning Jewish Genealogy. Your name and e-mail
address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

The JGSO is a part of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and is
affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies (IAJGS).


JGS Palm Beach County - January 2001 Meeting #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Palm Beach County
Meeting: Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL
Program:
Mr. Charles Reeves, Director of Archival Operations at the Southeast
Regional office of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
in Atlanta. He will discuss various records held at the Southeast Region
of NARA; i.e., Passenger, Naturalization, Census, Alien Registration,
Military, etc.

SIG groups will meet at completion of program.

Guests are welcome. Fee: $5, which can be applied toward membership dues.

The 10th Annual Beginners' and Intermediate Genealogical Workshop will be
conducted by Alfred Silberfeld:
Wednesday, February 21, 2001 - 1 - 4 p.m.
South County Civic Center - Delray Beach
Members: $20 which includes workbook
Nonmembers: $40 which includes workbook and membership
Nonmember Family (2 Persons) $50 which includes 1 workbook

Sylvia Nusinov - President
Natalie Hamburg - Program Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Oregon, January 17th Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you to JGSO's
January 2001 meeting.

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC)
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon

This meeting features a presentation on

Traveling To Belarus
A Personal Experience


presented by Sandra Shapiro

Sandra travelled to Belarus this past summer. She will discuss:

* Traveling around Belarus
* The current Belarus Jewish community
* Visiting a shtetl
* Historic sites
* Requirements for a Visa in Belarus

This event is *free* to JGSO members. Contribution of $2 at the door is
requested >from non-members. Contribution is credited to membership if you
join JGSO at the meeting. Light refreshments will be available.

This meeting kicks off our new Shmooze session. >from 7:30 to 8:00 pm,
browse through the resources that JGSO will have available and talk to
JGSO experts about genealogy problems you have encountered.

For more information or questions, call Abby Menashe, JGSO, 245-5196, or
email rondoctor@qwest.net

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site
at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@qwest.net. Once you are on the list, you will receive
periodic messages concerning Jewish Genealogy. Your name and e-mail
address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

The JGSO is a part of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and is
affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies (IAJGS).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Palm Beach County - January 2001 Meeting #general

MNewman714@...
 

JGS Palm Beach County
Meeting: Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL
Program:
Mr. Charles Reeves, Director of Archival Operations at the Southeast
Regional office of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
in Atlanta. He will discuss various records held at the Southeast Region
of NARA; i.e., Passenger, Naturalization, Census, Alien Registration,
Military, etc.

SIG groups will meet at completion of program.

Guests are welcome. Fee: $5, which can be applied toward membership dues.

The 10th Annual Beginners' and Intermediate Genealogical Workshop will be
conducted by Alfred Silberfeld:
Wednesday, February 21, 2001 - 1 - 4 p.m.
South County Civic Center - Delray Beach
Members: $20 which includes workbook
Nonmembers: $40 which includes workbook and membership
Nonmember Family (2 Persons) $50 which includes 1 workbook

Sylvia Nusinov - President
Natalie Hamburg - Program Chair


Carol Skydell to speak in San Diego #general

Roberta Berman <danber@...>
 

The next meeting of the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society will be on
Sunday, January 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish
Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Non-members $3.00.

We are fortunate to have Jewishgen's own Carol Wagner Skydell as our
speaker. The title of her talk is "Where JewishGen is Going in 2001 and
Beyond."

Carol is a member of the Board of Directors and VP of operations for
JewishGen. She is responsible for the initiation and supervision of
JewishGen mailing lists. She has also responded knowledgeably in
response to questions on Jewishgen.

Her Wagner family is >from Roumania, same as mine, but we haven't
connected as yet.

Roberta Wagner Berman
San Diego JGS
danber@cts.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Carol Skydell to speak in San Diego #general

Roberta Berman <danber@...>
 

The next meeting of the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society will be on
Sunday, January 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish
Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Non-members $3.00.

We are fortunate to have Jewishgen's own Carol Wagner Skydell as our
speaker. The title of her talk is "Where JewishGen is Going in 2001 and
Beyond."

Carol is a member of the Board of Directors and VP of operations for
JewishGen. She is responsible for the initiation and supervision of
JewishGen mailing lists. She has also responded knowledgeably in
response to questions on Jewishgen.

Her Wagner family is >from Roumania, same as mine, but we haven't
connected as yet.

Roberta Wagner Berman
San Diego JGS
danber@cts.com


End of year report from Yizkor #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Subject: End of year report >from Yizkor
From: Joyce Field <jfield@indy.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 14:34:57 -0500

Yizkor Book Update, December 2000 and Year 2000

As we enter 2001, it is the time to reflect on the accomplishments of
the Yizkor Book Project for the year, and they are considerable,
because of all the people who translated and donated material to us
and because of the dedicated volunteers on the html group under John
Berman.

We now have 255 entries and there were updates to 122 books during
the year. They are available at
http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/translations.html. One of our notable
achievements was announced last week--the Necrology Index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/. This project was
implemented by Ernie Fine, project manager, and his talented
volunteers; Michael Tobias, the JewishGen database guru; Warren
Blatt, who coordinated the myriad of technical details to get the
index online; and John Berman, who worked on the yizkor book
database. Another remarkable achievement, although invisible, is the
tune up that Michael Tobias has done on the yizkor book database.
Complex projects such as the necrology index are always a team effort
and we are indeed fortunate to have talented people working on these
projects.

New Entries for December 2000

-Galician Jewish Celebrities (check under Regions)
-Borislav, Ukraine
-Gorodek Jagiellonski, Ukraine
-Kobylnik, Belarus
-Wysockie-Mazowieckie, Poland
-Zareby Koscielne, Poland

Updates for December 2000

-Gorodets, Belarus
-Oswiecim, Poland
-Pochayev, Ukraine
-Pushelat, Lithuania
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Rozniatow, Ukraine
-Stawiski, Poland
-Tarnobrzeg, Poland

The list of yizkor book fundraising projects keeps growing. Please
consider a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of these
projects at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Grodno, Belarus
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Maramures Region
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

We now are looking forward to another busy year. Our queue is long
but we are always accepting new translations. Please be sure to
check our web site at
http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/translations.html for new and updated
entries.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland End of year report from Yizkor #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Subject: End of year report >from Yizkor
From: Joyce Field <jfield@indy.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 14:34:57 -0500

Yizkor Book Update, December 2000 and Year 2000

As we enter 2001, it is the time to reflect on the accomplishments of
the Yizkor Book Project for the year, and they are considerable,
because of all the people who translated and donated material to us
and because of the dedicated volunteers on the html group under John
Berman.

We now have 255 entries and there were updates to 122 books during
the year. They are available at
http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/translations.html. One of our notable
achievements was announced last week--the Necrology Index at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/. This project was
implemented by Ernie Fine, project manager, and his talented
volunteers; Michael Tobias, the JewishGen database guru; Warren
Blatt, who coordinated the myriad of technical details to get the
index online; and John Berman, who worked on the yizkor book
database. Another remarkable achievement, although invisible, is the
tune up that Michael Tobias has done on the yizkor book database.
Complex projects such as the necrology index are always a team effort
and we are indeed fortunate to have talented people working on these
projects.

New Entries for December 2000

-Galician Jewish Celebrities (check under Regions)
-Borislav, Ukraine
-Gorodek Jagiellonski, Ukraine
-Kobylnik, Belarus
-Wysockie-Mazowieckie, Poland
-Zareby Koscielne, Poland

Updates for December 2000

-Gorodets, Belarus
-Oswiecim, Poland
-Pochayev, Ukraine
-Pushelat, Lithuania
-Rokiskis, Lithuania
-Rozniatow, Ukraine
-Stawiski, Poland
-Tarnobrzeg, Poland

The list of yizkor book fundraising projects keeps growing. Please
consider a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of these
projects at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html

Bolekhov, Ukraine
Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Grodno, Belarus
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Maramures Region
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

We now are looking forward to another busy year. Our queue is long
but we are always accepting new translations. Please be sure to
check our web site at
http://www.JewishGen.org/yizkor/translations.html for new and updated
entries.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Poland travel #poland

martin Brandon <martyb27@...>
 

Looking for genners who would like to go to Kracow and
Warsaw Poland to do Genealogy. Need to set up
interpreter and accommondations and entries to offices
of records. I am looking to view records in Kracow,
Miechow, Ksiaz-Wielki, etc. and then to the main
office in Warsaw. Any takers for a 2-3 week trip in
the spring?
Martin Brandon

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JRI Poland #Poland Poland travel #poland

martin Brandon <martyb27@...>
 

Looking for genners who would like to go to Kracow and
Warsaw Poland to do Genealogy. Need to set up
interpreter and accommondations and entries to offices
of records. I am looking to view records in Kracow,
Miechow, Ksiaz-Wielki, etc. and then to the main
office in Warsaw. Any takers for a 2-3 week trip in
the spring?
Martin Brandon

__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Photos - Share your holiday photos online!
http://photos.yahoo.com/


online phone book #belarus

ADAVIS <ADAVIS@...>
 

Wow- I just found 3 people with my Dobzhevich family name in Moscow using
the online phone book. That's a shock, but knowing that there were many
people who either evacuated to the Russian interior or served in the armed
forces during WWI, it makes sense..

If you use this great resource, be sure to click on the "translit" button as
it will assist their computers with the transliteration of english to
cyrillic characters for your search.

Now here's the question: Having a name, a phone number and a street address,
how does one figure out the postal codes for Moscow to write individuals a
letter? Thoughts>?


Adam Davis
Chicago


Belarus SIG #Belarus online phone book #belarus

ADAVIS <ADAVIS@...>
 

Wow- I just found 3 people with my Dobzhevich family name in Moscow using
the online phone book. That's a shock, but knowing that there were many
people who either evacuated to the Russian interior or served in the armed
forces during WWI, it makes sense..

If you use this great resource, be sure to click on the "translit" button as
it will assist their computers with the transliteration of english to
cyrillic characters for your search.

Now here's the question: Having a name, a phone number and a street address,
how does one figure out the postal codes for Moscow to write individuals a
letter? Thoughts>?


Adam Davis
Chicago


Any insight on the first name "Dovrish?" #general

Lauren Hirsch <lauren.t.hirsch.c95@...>
 

I just found out that my maternal grandmother's Jewish name was Dovrish
(her English name was Dorothy). As I am pregnant and would like to name a
child after her, I am interested in its derivation, but I can't find it on
any lists of Jewish names. I assume it's Yiddish, but what does it mean,
and what are its Hebrew and English counterparts? Everybody on my
mother's side who would know has passed away.

Thanks for any help.

Lauren

MODERATOR NOTE: There was a recent discussion on the feminine name
"Dobrisch." Perhaps the two are related? If you would like to see
the previous messages, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop
and search the archives for Dobrisch.


Re: Bendet not surname #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Rabbi Barukh Bendet and his son Yoel bore the surname GRAD. In this case
BENDET was a personal name and had nothing to do with a surname BENDET or
BENDETSON.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
..... and it's worth noting that the given name Bendet or Bendit is
ultimately a shortened form of Benedict. Benedict is Latin for "blessed"
(i.e., it actually translates the word Barukh) -- so the double-barreled
given name Barukh-Bendet should be quite common.

Judith Romney Wegner


Re: UZIEL from Wisilica #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

I recently came across a name UZIEL Fible & his wife in Yizkor book of
Wislica.Until now I concentrated in Sephardic path now I ask from
Genners that can help in this matter.
Shimon Ouziel <shimonoz@inter.net.il>

Shimon:

Fible looks to me like a rendering of Feivel. If so, you might want to
check out UZIEL together with the given names Uri (Hebrew) and Shraga
(Aramaic), both of which are frequently associated with Feivel. Uri,
Shraga, and Phoebus (of which Feivish and Feivel are yiddishized
corruptions) all mean basically "bright", "shining", "light", etc.

Judith Romney Wegner


Vasilykov #general

dov & varda epstein <yknow@...>
 

I am trying to find out if Vashilishok, >from which my Kopelman
relatives claim to hail >from might be Vasilykov. I know that we claim to
descend >from the Vilna Gaon and have relatives with the name Elyahu. I
know that the Vilna Gaon spent time in Vasilikov, near Vilna. It seems
possible to me that my family Yiddishized the name Vasilikov into
Vashilishok, which is found on no map.
Varda Epstein
yknow@netvision.net.il
researching the following; JANOVSKY, YANOVSKY, KOPELMAN, SCHAEFER


Re; people's ages #general

dov & varda epstein <yknow@...>
 

I also have an experience of a female relative, claiming to be
younger than her younger sister. The family claimed she was younger
and my mother believes this is because she never married. I know that the
custom persists to this day in Haredi circles in Israel, for younger
siblings not to marry until older siblings get married. Sometimes the
younger one seeks permission >from the older unmarried sibling to get
married.
Varda Epstein
yknow@netvision.net.il
Researching; YANOVSKY, JANOVSKY,SCHAEFER,KOPELMAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Any insight on the first name "Dovrish?" #general

Lauren Hirsch <lauren.t.hirsch.c95@...>
 

I just found out that my maternal grandmother's Jewish name was Dovrish
(her English name was Dorothy). As I am pregnant and would like to name a
child after her, I am interested in its derivation, but I can't find it on
any lists of Jewish names. I assume it's Yiddish, but what does it mean,
and what are its Hebrew and English counterparts? Everybody on my
mother's side who would know has passed away.

Thanks for any help.

Lauren

MODERATOR NOTE: There was a recent discussion on the feminine name
"Dobrisch." Perhaps the two are related? If you would like to see
the previous messages, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop
and search the archives for Dobrisch.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bendet not surname #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Rabbi Barukh Bendet and his son Yoel bore the surname GRAD. In this case
BENDET was a personal name and had nothing to do with a surname BENDET or
BENDETSON.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
..... and it's worth noting that the given name Bendet or Bendit is
ultimately a shortened form of Benedict. Benedict is Latin for "blessed"
(i.e., it actually translates the word Barukh) -- so the double-barreled
given name Barukh-Bendet should be quite common.

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: UZIEL from Wisilica #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

I recently came across a name UZIEL Fible & his wife in Yizkor book of
Wislica.Until now I concentrated in Sephardic path now I ask from
Genners that can help in this matter.
Shimon Ouziel <shimonoz@inter.net.il>

Shimon:

Fible looks to me like a rendering of Feivel. If so, you might want to
check out UZIEL together with the given names Uri (Hebrew) and Shraga
(Aramaic), both of which are frequently associated with Feivel. Uri,
Shraga, and Phoebus (of which Feivish and Feivel are yiddishized
corruptions) all mean basically "bright", "shining", "light", etc.

Judith Romney Wegner