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2009 Malcolm Stern Award #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

I am posting this on behalf of IAJGS President, Michael Goldstein:

The Malcolm Stern Grant provides funding to encourage institutions to pursue
projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources
to benefit Jewish genealogists.

The 2009 Malcolm Stern Grant of $2,500 was awarded to: "Shamir" a non-profit
organization based in Latvia (www.shamir.lv) for "The Guide to Jewish
Materials Stored in the Latvian State Historical Archive". The grant will
help in preparing an overview of existing materials about the Latvian Jewish
Community that are in the Latvian State Archive.

The Malcolm Stern Grant honors Malcolm H. Stern, widely considered to be the
dean of American Jewish genealogy, and his efforts to increase the
availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research. The Stern Grant
provides funding to encourage institutions to pursue projects, activities
and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit Jewish
genealogists.

Jewish Genealogical Societies, their members, and all others who wish to
advance the work of Jewish genealogy donate to the IAJGS Malcolm Stern Grant
Fund, which is a designated fund whose funds are not used for any other
purpose

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2009 Malcolm Stern Award #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

I am posting this on behalf of IAJGS President, Michael Goldstein:

The Malcolm Stern Grant provides funding to encourage institutions to pursue
projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources
to benefit Jewish genealogists.

The 2009 Malcolm Stern Grant of $2,500 was awarded to: "Shamir" a non-profit
organization based in Latvia (www.shamir.lv) for "The Guide to Jewish
Materials Stored in the Latvian State Historical Archive". The grant will
help in preparing an overview of existing materials about the Latvian Jewish
Community that are in the Latvian State Archive.

The Malcolm Stern Grant honors Malcolm H. Stern, widely considered to be the
dean of American Jewish genealogy, and his efforts to increase the
availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research. The Stern Grant
provides funding to encourage institutions to pursue projects, activities
and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit Jewish
genealogists.

Jewish Genealogical Societies, their members, and all others who wish to
advance the work of Jewish genealogy donate to the IAJGS Malcolm Stern Grant
Fund, which is a designated fund whose funds are not used for any other
purpose

Jan Meisels Allen
Director, IAJGS


NYC divorce papers #general

Jeff at SG
 

I need to find the divorce documents for a couple who divorced in NY during
1950-1960 or so. I know their names but not the exact divorce date. It was
almost certainly in NYC.

Any advice?

Jeff MALKA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC divorce papers #general

Jeff at SG
 

I need to find the divorce documents for a couple who divorced in NY during
1950-1960 or so. I know their names but not the exact divorce date. It was
almost certainly in NYC.

Any advice?

Jeff MALKA


NYC adoption information #general

Jeff at SG
 

I know the name of a girl who was adopted and the person who adopted her
(deceased in 1979) in NYC. This happened in the 1960s.

How can I find more information about this adoption and locate the woman who
was adopted whose name may have changed by now. I have her name and address
in Manhattan in 1979.

Jeff MALKA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC adoption information #general

Jeff at SG
 

I know the name of a girl who was adopted and the person who adopted her
(deceased in 1979) in NYC. This happened in the 1960s.

How can I find more information about this adoption and locate the woman who
was adopted whose name may have changed by now. I have her name and address
in Manhattan in 1979.

Jeff MALKA


Re: Grandfather's name on gravestones #general

tom
 

Obviously, it is not the usual custom to use the grandfather's name
instead of the father.

But you have not included any information about when or where you the
stones were made, or anything about the deceased, such as their age,
the yichus of the grandfather,etc., or even examples of the names.
This makes it difficult to offer a reasonable speculation.

If you have actual documentation of the hebrew name of the father
(which may be quite different >from the secular name), then it might have
been a mistake, or perhaps a deliberate omission, on the part of whoever
wrote the Hebrew inscription.

"Carved in stone" is a cliche, but as has been discussed on jewishgen
before, not all stones are free >from errors.

....... tom klein, toronto

"Bea" <blspabas@btinternet.com> wrote:

Normally on a stone you would see in Hebrew 'x son of y' - y being the
father's name of the deceased.

In 3 cases now, I have seen 'x son of z' - z being the deceased's
*grandfather's* name, not the father's name.

In each instance I have seeen more than one document to prove the
grandfather was not the father, and am sure the families/next of
kins knew who their father was and their grandfather, so I'm mystified
about why I've seen grandfather's names and not father's names on the
stones in Hebrew.

Can anyone explain why this happens?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Grandfather's name on gravestones #general

tom
 

Obviously, it is not the usual custom to use the grandfather's name
instead of the father.

But you have not included any information about when or where you the
stones were made, or anything about the deceased, such as their age,
the yichus of the grandfather,etc., or even examples of the names.
This makes it difficult to offer a reasonable speculation.

If you have actual documentation of the hebrew name of the father
(which may be quite different >from the secular name), then it might have
been a mistake, or perhaps a deliberate omission, on the part of whoever
wrote the Hebrew inscription.

"Carved in stone" is a cliche, but as has been discussed on jewishgen
before, not all stones are free >from errors.

....... tom klein, toronto

"Bea" <blspabas@btinternet.com> wrote:

Normally on a stone you would see in Hebrew 'x son of y' - y being the
father's name of the deceased.

In 3 cases now, I have seen 'x son of z' - z being the deceased's
*grandfather's* name, not the father's name.

In each instance I have seeen more than one document to prove the
grandfather was not the father, and am sure the families/next of
kins knew who their father was and their grandfather, so I'm mystified
about why I've seen grandfather's names and not father's names on the
stones in Hebrew.

Can anyone explain why this happens?


Re: Grandfather's name on gravestones #general

Sandra <shula2933@...>
 

I have been puzzled by what appear to be names of grandparents on
marriage and death documents that I have found rather than the names
of parents. Can anyone shed light on this? In fact in these cases I
haven't a clue who the parents were. The grandparents are listed as
parents. Maybe they are the parents but there is then some confusion
over various birth dates. Perhaps the birth dates of the children are
incorrect?
Thanks
Shalom >from Jerusalem
Sandra Levy
RITTENBERG, GOLDSTEIN, TIKTIN / TYCKOCINSKI, ROZENBLAT, PERELSTEIN,
WARSHOFSKY, KRAMER, BOYANER: Balbieriskis, Kalvarija, Vilkoviskis,
Virbalis, Maryampol (Lithuania, US & CANADA)
LIPKIN, ADLER, HOROWITZ, EISENSTEIN: Zagare, Salantai, Jonava, Kaunas,
Vilnius, Ponevicz, Telsiai (Lithuania)
BIRKHAHN: Jaunjelgava/Friedrichstadt (Latvia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Grandfather's name on gravestones #general

Sandra <shula2933@...>
 

I have been puzzled by what appear to be names of grandparents on
marriage and death documents that I have found rather than the names
of parents. Can anyone shed light on this? In fact in these cases I
haven't a clue who the parents were. The grandparents are listed as
parents. Maybe they are the parents but there is then some confusion
over various birth dates. Perhaps the birth dates of the children are
incorrect?
Thanks
Shalom >from Jerusalem
Sandra Levy
RITTENBERG, GOLDSTEIN, TIKTIN / TYCKOCINSKI, ROZENBLAT, PERELSTEIN,
WARSHOFSKY, KRAMER, BOYANER: Balbieriskis, Kalvarija, Vilkoviskis,
Virbalis, Maryampol (Lithuania, US & CANADA)
LIPKIN, ADLER, HOROWITZ, EISENSTEIN: Zagare, Salantai, Jonava, Kaunas,
Vilnius, Ponevicz, Telsiai (Lithuania)
BIRKHAHN: Jaunjelgava/Friedrichstadt (Latvia)


Rosie Kutner - Edmonton Federation cemetery - London #general

Sandra <shula2933@...>
 

Hi

If anyone will be going to the Edmonton Federation cemetery in London
perhaps you could take a look at my great grandmother's grave.
Rosie (Rachel) Kutner died March 1, 1955. She is buried in Plot I-19.
Her husband's name was Isaac. I am especially interested in finding
out her father's name and possibly where in Poland they came from.

Thanks and have a good week!
Sandra Levy - Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rosie Kutner - Edmonton Federation cemetery - London #general

Sandra <shula2933@...>
 

Hi

If anyone will be going to the Edmonton Federation cemetery in London
perhaps you could take a look at my great grandmother's grave.
Rosie (Rachel) Kutner died March 1, 1955. She is buried in Plot I-19.
Her husband's name was Isaac. I am especially interested in finding
out her father's name and possibly where in Poland they came from.

Thanks and have a good week!
Sandra Levy - Jerusalem


Looking For Zahava BERKMAN VEIS, Israel #general

Joel Ives
 

I'm trying to make contact with Zahava BERKMAN VEIS (WEIS) who submitted a
Page of Testimony (POT) in June 2000 for Sheina Golda BERKMAN ABOVITZ. The
POT indicates a code of 58007. There is additional information on locating
Zahava written in Hebrew on the POT.

Joel IVES
Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA
ivesarch@optonline.net
Searching ABOWICZ, Sniadowo, Poland; KAPLAN, Lomza and Piatnica, Poland;
KON, Nowogrod, Poland; BRZOZA, Lomza and Sniadowo, Poland;
MENDEL, Buhusi, Romania; JANCU and ITZKOWITZ, Bucharest, Romania;
ZANKEL Bohorodczany; GLASER, Ivano Frankovsk (Stanislawow);
KORSUNSKY, Odessa, Russia and Khersower;
POKIDIELLO, POKIDAYLO and DAIELL, Nova-Ukraine.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking For Zahava BERKMAN VEIS, Israel #general

Joel Ives
 

I'm trying to make contact with Zahava BERKMAN VEIS (WEIS) who submitted a
Page of Testimony (POT) in June 2000 for Sheina Golda BERKMAN ABOVITZ. The
POT indicates a code of 58007. There is additional information on locating
Zahava written in Hebrew on the POT.

Joel IVES
Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA
ivesarch@optonline.net
Searching ABOWICZ, Sniadowo, Poland; KAPLAN, Lomza and Piatnica, Poland;
KON, Nowogrod, Poland; BRZOZA, Lomza and Sniadowo, Poland;
MENDEL, Buhusi, Romania; JANCU and ITZKOWITZ, Bucharest, Romania;
ZANKEL Bohorodczany; GLASER, Ivano Frankovsk (Stanislawow);
KORSUNSKY, Odessa, Russia and Khersower;
POKIDIELLO, POKIDAYLO and DAIELL, Nova-Ukraine.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photographs of Ukraine, 1912 #general

Bob Kosovsky
 

I was visiting a friend who showed me a newly-published book "Photographing
the Jewish Nation: Pictures >from S. An-sky's Ethnographic Expeditions" edited by
Eugene M. Avrutin.

Having read the foreword, my host explained what it is: In 1912, the Tsar had
this idea that he was get rid of the Jews, but before doing so, comissioned
Solomon An-Sky (author of the Dybbuk) to be involved in a sociological project
of recording the Jews in pictures (and in sound). They created a huge trove of
photographs and cylinder recordings, but was thought to have been lost in World
War II. Miraculously, it survived in a library in St. Petersburg. This volume
represents a small sampling of the material.

One sentence >from the description on Amazon.com reads as follows:

"This volume includes a critical introduction and five chapters that document
all aspects of Jewish life inside the Pale, including work, education, and
religiousand cultural traditions."

Although they say "Pale of Settlement" the map of places that Solomon An-sky
visited (in the book) showed he focused primarily on Ukraine. Apparently this
project was instigated by the Tsar who thought he was going to wipe out all
traces of Jewish life, but wanted to document it first. So much for the Tsar.

The photographs were really amazing. Much less "arty" than Roman
Vishniac, they show people, their dress (which seemed unique to me in every
picture), their houses and circumstances.

While the book provide no direct genealogical information, the photographs
provide a vivid and very thought provoking view into how people lived in
Ukraine in the years 1912-1914.

(Another part of the 1912 project was to document the musical folklore, and
that too has been recently issued on a CD-ROM, "Materials of I.Engel
ethnographic expedition of 1912 >from the historical collection of the Jewish
music of 1912-1947.)

I have no connection to this book or CD - just merely wanted to inform
subscribers who might be searching for addition resources concerning Ukraine.

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Przedecz: PIFKO, PIWKO


Photographs of Ukraine, 1912 #general

Bob Kosovsky
 

I was visiting a friend who showed me a newly-published book "Photographing
the Jewish Nation: Pictures >from S. An-sky's Ethnographic Expeditions" edited by
Eugene M. Avrutin.

Having read the foreword, my host explained what it is: In 1912, the Tsar had
this idea that he was get rid of the Jews, but before doing so, comissioned
Solomon An-Sky (author of the Dybbuk) to be involved in a sociological project
of recording the Jews in pictures (and in sound). They created a huge trove of
photographs and cylinder recordings, but was thought to have been lost in World
War II. Miraculously, it survived in a library in St. Petersburg. This volume
represents a small sampling of the material.

One sentence >from the description on Amazon.com reads as follows:

"This volume includes a critical introduction and five chapters that document
all aspects of Jewish life inside the Pale, including work, education, and
religiousand cultural traditions."

Although they say "Pale of Settlement" the map of places that Solomon An-sky
visited (in the book) showed he focused primarily on Ukraine. Apparently this
project was instigated by the Tsar who thought he was going to wipe out all
traces of Jewish life, but wanted to document it first. So much for the Tsar.

The photographs were really amazing. Much less "arty" than Roman
Vishniac, they show people, their dress (which seemed unique to me in every
picture), their houses and circumstances.

While the book provide no direct genealogical information, the photographs
provide a vivid and very thought provoking view into how people lived in
Ukraine in the years 1912-1914.

(Another part of the 1912 project was to document the musical folklore, and
that too has been recently issued on a CD-ROM, "Materials of I.Engel
ethnographic expedition of 1912 >from the historical collection of the Jewish
music of 1912-1947.)

I have no connection to this book or CD - just merely wanted to inform
subscribers who might be searching for addition resources concerning Ukraine.

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Przedecz: PIFKO, PIWKO


VM13408 - Need help with Translation. #germany

Pete Vanlaw <pvan@...>
 

Dear GerSiggers,

I need translation help with a ViewMate document, VM13408. What is it
and what does it say? Thank you all in advance,

Pete Vanlaw, Studio City, CA (please reply privately pvan@western-branch.com


German SIG #Germany VM13408 - Need help with Translation. #germany

Pete Vanlaw <pvan@...>
 

Dear GerSiggers,

I need translation help with a ViewMate document, VM13408. What is it
and what does it say? Thank you all in advance,

Pete Vanlaw, Studio City, CA (please reply privately pvan@western-branch.com


Re: 1939 German Minority [Jews] Census #germany

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

The Mormon Church microfilmed the remnant of the 1939 Minority Census. I do
not know if these microfilms are available in Israel.

Gary Mokotoff Northern New Jersey USA mokotoff@earthlink.net


German SIG #Germany RE: 1939 German Minority [Jews] Census #germany

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

The Mormon Church microfilmed the remnant of the 1939 Minority Census. I do
not know if these microfilms are available in Israel.

Gary Mokotoff Northern New Jersey USA mokotoff@earthlink.net