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Support #general

Anita Citron <anitac47@...>
 

One of the nicest things any of us could do besides making 'a' donation to
JewishGen is to set up a monthly donation, charged directly to a credit
card. Making 'a' donation might put out a small part of the fire but
JewishGen needs the money on a continuing basis. Most of us don't just go
*one* time to the website, or refer to the faqs *one* time.

I have been doing research for 5 years--perhaps not as long as some of
you, perhaps much longer. I have continually used JewishGen as a resource.
The connections I have made and the help I have received through JewishGen
have proven beyond invaluable.

$18 a month is superb. But JewishGen won't turn down $10 or $5--and $5 is
only $60 a year, tax-deductible. Quite a good way to start a New Year, no?

Anita Citron
anitac47@optonline.net
Hicksville, NY

NADWORNY, SILVER, FLEISHER(Odessa, St.Petersburg)BENDERSKY
Ladyzhin/Odessa),ODESSKY(Lipovets/Odessa), NEPOMNYATSHY(Voznesensk/Odessa)
TRACHTENBERG(Gritsev/Starykonstantinov/Odessa/Vienna/Belgium), FURMAN
(Pyatkovko/Odessa), FINGERHUT/FINGERET (Ananyev/Voznesensk/Odessa),
MEDNIK/WILDMAN (Berdichev)


Where is Biakowka, formerly *Russia* #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretK@...>
 

Is someone familiar with a town called Biakowka in 1913? It was formerly
in *Russia*. I'm guessing it might be in today's Poland, but there are too
many choices on the shtetl finder, in too many countries >from the Pale.

Mimi Katz, Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Support #general

Anita Citron <anitac47@...>
 

One of the nicest things any of us could do besides making 'a' donation to
JewishGen is to set up a monthly donation, charged directly to a credit
card. Making 'a' donation might put out a small part of the fire but
JewishGen needs the money on a continuing basis. Most of us don't just go
*one* time to the website, or refer to the faqs *one* time.

I have been doing research for 5 years--perhaps not as long as some of
you, perhaps much longer. I have continually used JewishGen as a resource.
The connections I have made and the help I have received through JewishGen
have proven beyond invaluable.

$18 a month is superb. But JewishGen won't turn down $10 or $5--and $5 is
only $60 a year, tax-deductible. Quite a good way to start a New Year, no?

Anita Citron
anitac47@optonline.net
Hicksville, NY

NADWORNY, SILVER, FLEISHER(Odessa, St.Petersburg)BENDERSKY
Ladyzhin/Odessa),ODESSKY(Lipovets/Odessa), NEPOMNYATSHY(Voznesensk/Odessa)
TRACHTENBERG(Gritsev/Starykonstantinov/Odessa/Vienna/Belgium), FURMAN
(Pyatkovko/Odessa), FINGERHUT/FINGERET (Ananyev/Voznesensk/Odessa),
MEDNIK/WILDMAN (Berdichev)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is Biakowka, formerly *Russia* #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretK@...>
 

Is someone familiar with a town called Biakowka in 1913? It was formerly
in *Russia*. I'm guessing it might be in today's Poland, but there are too
many choices on the shtetl finder, in too many countries >from the Pale.

Mimi Katz, Chicago


Jewish Given Names and Family Names, a new bibliography #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Robert Singerman recently published
*Jewish Given Names and Family Names: A New Bibliography*,
ed. by David L. Gold (Leiden; E.J. Brill, 2001)
-
Librarian: Robert Singerman
of the Price Library of Judaica
University of Florida ; Gainesville, Florida 32611-7051 ; USA
Phone: (352) 392-0308
Fax: (352) 392-4789
E-mail: judaica@mail.uflib.ufl.edu
Home Page: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/plj/PLJ.html
--
koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Given Names and Family Names, a new bibliography #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Robert Singerman recently published
*Jewish Given Names and Family Names: A New Bibliography*,
ed. by David L. Gold (Leiden; E.J. Brill, 2001)
-
Librarian: Robert Singerman
of the Price Library of Judaica
University of Florida ; Gainesville, Florida 32611-7051 ; USA
Phone: (352) 392-0308
Fax: (352) 392-4789
E-mail: judaica@mail.uflib.ufl.edu
Home Page: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/plj/PLJ.html
--
koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel


Re: Biblical Names data base--with "Hebrew" appropriate spellings #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/27/2002 7:27:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
tom.vene@uol.com.br writes:

<< When searching biblical names (Old and New Testament) try this site:
http://bible.crosswalk.com/
A search will return several references for the same name as found in
various sources. Caveat: the search engine will only produce results
with exact spellings. Thus Myriam would result in zero finds while
Miriam would return five. Also one can't use the Hebrew and Latin
variants, like Yitzhak for Isaac or Petrus for St. Peter. >>

==Thanks for a great site, Tom. However, the site is even better than Tom
thinks. One can select for instance, *Old Testament* or *Major prophets,*
or *Minor Prophets* etc.

In addition one can request the Hebrew Name version, where Avraham is
Avraham and Moshe is Moshe (watch it, `ayin is commonly (but not always)
spelled as `a (but Joshua is Yehoshua. Egypt is Mitzrayim, Miriam is
Miryam. You're usually given the verse in which the name appears and then
you can click to see the entire chapter.

So, if you think Noach is a misspelling for Noah at Ellis Island, look it
up in this Hebrew Name version. Surprise!

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Biblical Names data base--with "Hebrew" appropriate spellings #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/27/2002 7:27:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
tom.vene@uol.com.br writes:

<< When searching biblical names (Old and New Testament) try this site:
http://bible.crosswalk.com/
A search will return several references for the same name as found in
various sources. Caveat: the search engine will only produce results
with exact spellings. Thus Myriam would result in zero finds while
Miriam would return five. Also one can't use the Hebrew and Latin
variants, like Yitzhak for Isaac or Petrus for St. Peter. >>

==Thanks for a great site, Tom. However, the site is even better than Tom
thinks. One can select for instance, *Old Testament* or *Major prophets,*
or *Minor Prophets* etc.

In addition one can request the Hebrew Name version, where Avraham is
Avraham and Moshe is Moshe (watch it, `ayin is commonly (but not always)
spelled as `a (but Joshua is Yehoshua. Egypt is Mitzrayim, Miriam is
Miryam. You're usually given the verse in which the name appears and then
you can click to see the entire chapter.

So, if you think Noach is a misspelling for Noah at Ellis Island, look it
up in this Hebrew Name version. Surprise!

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Re: Chasidic Dress #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/27/2002 7:27:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
gettysburg63@msn.com writes:

<< . . . a painting of my ggggrandfather, Srul Avram SEITZMANN, born c.
1830. Even though he was >from Ukraine, I have been told that he and other
members of his family look Hungarian.

==I don't know how one would tell a Hungarian Jew and a Ukrainian Jew
apart. In any event, around that time Hungary and much of neighboring
Ukraine were part of the Austro-Hungarian empire

In this painting, he does not have the clothes of the Chasids [Chasidim,
pl] I have seen. He is wearing a large fur hat, and a silver coat over a
black shirt with no buttons or pockets, but it looks like it might have a
collar. He has a long beard and moustache. Does anyone know which type
of Chasidim he might belong to, and why the strange cape?

==We had a similar question a few months ago. It is very possible that
your ancestor is wearing the regalia of his guild or profession--tailor,
bookbinder, silversmith or whatever.

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chasidic Dress #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/27/2002 7:27:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
gettysburg63@msn.com writes:

<< . . . a painting of my ggggrandfather, Srul Avram SEITZMANN, born c.
1830. Even though he was >from Ukraine, I have been told that he and other
members of his family look Hungarian.

==I don't know how one would tell a Hungarian Jew and a Ukrainian Jew
apart. In any event, around that time Hungary and much of neighboring
Ukraine were part of the Austro-Hungarian empire

In this painting, he does not have the clothes of the Chasids [Chasidim,
pl] I have seen. He is wearing a large fur hat, and a silver coat over a
black shirt with no buttons or pockets, but it looks like it might have a
collar. He has a long beard and moustache. Does anyone know which type
of Chasidim he might belong to, and why the strange cape?

==We had a similar question a few months ago. It is very possible that
your ancestor is wearing the regalia of his guild or profession--tailor,
bookbinder, silversmith or whatever.

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Re: Chasidic Dress #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>
 

Hello:

While we are on the topic of Chasidic clothes, I have a question: we have
a painting of my ggggrandfather, Srul Avram SEITZMANN, born c. 1830. Even
though he was >from Ukraine, I have been told that he and other members of
his family look Hungarian. In this painting, he does not have the clothes
of the Chasids I have seen. He is wearing a large fur hat, and a silver
coat over a black shirt with no buttons or pockets, but it looks like it
might have a collar. He has a long beard and moustache. Does anyone know
which type of Chasidim he might belong to, and why the strange cape? If
you would like, I can send you a scanned in version.

Thanks,
Josh Brown


Biblical Names #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

When searching biblical names (Old and New Testament) try this site:
http://bible.crosswalk.com/
A search will return several references for the same name as found in
various sources. Caveat: the search engine will only produce results
with exact spellings. Thus Myriam would result in zero finds while
Miriam would return five. Also one can't use the Hebrew and Latin
variants, like Yitzhak for Isaac or Petrus for St. Peter.
Enjoy
Tom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chasidic Dress #general

Josh Brown <gettysburg63@...>
 

Hello:

While we are on the topic of Chasidic clothes, I have a question: we have
a painting of my ggggrandfather, Srul Avram SEITZMANN, born c. 1830. Even
though he was >from Ukraine, I have been told that he and other members of
his family look Hungarian. In this painting, he does not have the clothes
of the Chasids I have seen. He is wearing a large fur hat, and a silver
coat over a black shirt with no buttons or pockets, but it looks like it
might have a collar. He has a long beard and moustache. Does anyone know
which type of Chasidim he might belong to, and why the strange cape? If
you would like, I can send you a scanned in version.

Thanks,
Josh Brown


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Biblical Names #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

When searching biblical names (Old and New Testament) try this site:
http://bible.crosswalk.com/
A search will return several references for the same name as found in
various sources. Caveat: the search engine will only produce results
with exact spellings. Thus Myriam would result in zero finds while
Miriam would return five. Also one can't use the Hebrew and Latin
variants, like Yitzhak for Isaac or Petrus for St. Peter.
Enjoy
Tom


Re: Going to Latvia in October #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Unfortunately due to a problem many years ago Aleks is not permitted to do
research in the Archives on behalf of clients. He has a lot of databases
that he has acquired over the years and also accesses the online databases
so he is still able to do good research. He also has databases that he has
acquired >from the Belarus Archives which is an advantage when asking for
information for ancestors >from the Latgale region which was in Vitebsk as
the documents may be in the Minsk Archives and not in Latvia

It is important however that any research information that you receive
that has not come directly >from the Archives with documentation should be
verified with the Archives to be absolutely sure that it is accurate.

Arlene Beare
UK

-------------------
Original message:

Arlene,
Isn't it possible to get Aleks to do the research in the archives? Isn't
that what he is paid to do?

Barry
-------------------


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Going to Latvia in October #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Unfortunately due to a problem many years ago Aleks is not permitted to do
research in the Archives on behalf of clients. He has a lot of databases
that he has acquired over the years and also accesses the online databases
so he is still able to do good research. He also has databases that he has
acquired >from the Belarus Archives which is an advantage when asking for
information for ancestors >from the Latgale region which was in Vitebsk as
the documents may be in the Minsk Archives and not in Latvia

It is important however that any research information that you receive
that has not come directly >from the Archives with documentation should be
verified with the Archives to be absolutely sure that it is accurate.

Arlene Beare
UK

-------------------
Original message:

Arlene,
Isn't it possible to get Aleks to do the research in the archives? Isn't
that what he is paid to do?

Barry
-------------------


My "Legacy" Newsletter Available #germany

Werner L. Frank <wlfrank@...>
 

My annual newsletter "Legacy" is now available. If you are not on my
on-going mailing list and wish access to my genealogical activity, go to
my website at http://home.pacbell.net/wlfrank/index.html and select
Legacy2002.

Werner L. Frank Calabasas, CA USA


German SIG #Germany My "Legacy" Newsletter Available #germany

Werner L. Frank <wlfrank@...>
 

My annual newsletter "Legacy" is now available. If you are not on my
on-going mailing list and wish access to my genealogical activity, go to
my website at http://home.pacbell.net/wlfrank/index.html and select
Legacy2002.

Werner L. Frank Calabasas, CA USA


Searching ABRAMOWITZ family-Novarodok-Hartford,Ct., USA #general

יונתן בן ארי <yonatan@...>
 

My greatgreatgrandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ,left Novaradok as a widow at
the end of the 19th cent. and came to the USA via some time in Liverpool
where she remarried (name of husband unknown). To the best of my knowledge
she settled in Hartford,Ct (or possibly New Haven) According to family
sources there was a family connection, which hasn't been clarified yet,
with Rabbi HUREWITZ in Hartford.

Gittle left Novarodok with four children, three boys-Meir, Kalman and the
third not known- and a daughter Sarah.

Meir, my greatgrandfather was sent to Eretx Yisrael as a child with his
brother Kalman. Kalman returned to the states as a youth and Meir stayed
to raise a family in Israel. Sarah had lived in New York. The fourth
sibling, name unknown, was said to have seek his fortune in Boston and
supposedly found work in a department store and may have even married into
the family of the owners.

My mother, Adina KATZOFF (nee ABRAMOWITZ), had contact with some offspring
of Sarah during the early 30's (through a grandson Tom whose parents had
divorced, he lived with his father in Boston) but since then, I beleive she
has not had any contact with Sarah's family. With Kalman's descendants
there was a bit more connection over the years, in Israel and the USA. But
nothing is known about the unknown named brother who went to Boston.

If this story sounds familiar to anyone we (my mother and I and our family)
would like to hear

A happy new year to one and all

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem/Efrat


Death Certificate of son of Alfred SIMON and Lala BLOCK, NYC 11 April 1904 #general

David Simon Bendory <david90@...>
 

In searching for my SIMON family in NYC, I noticed the death of *Male
SIMON*, infant. Having acquired his Death Certificate, I see that he is
not related to my SIMON family.

If anyone is researching Alfred M. SIMON (>from Germany) or his wife, Lala
BLOCK (NY), I will be happy to forward the certificate on to you.

Please contact me privately.

David Simon Bendory
Livingston, NJ
david90@alumni.princeton.edu
Looking for Hungarian KOHN, POPPER, BRAUCH, HECHT in Resita,Timisoara,Anina
Looking for Romanian SCHWARTZ or SIEGAL, VACSMAN in Botosani or Braila, Romania
Looking for Romanian HARR near Bucharest, Romania
Looking for SIMON and GOETZ >from Germany
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/i/m/David-E-Simon/index.html