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Re: European Children (Leaving Germany 1941 via Lisbon) #germany

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

Re: Leaving Germany 1941 via Lisbon, Portigal Wed, 11 Jun 2003
From: "Stahl-Gary" Stahl-Gary@CooperHealth.edu

Dear Gary: Thank you for your posting. Seek out also organizational
records. For instance, National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
(NUCMC)
lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/nucmc.html
cites "Letters and a notebook of miscellaneous records >from the U.S.
Committee for the Care of European Children, 1940-1942. Photographs and
biographical information," within the H. N. MACCRACKEN Papers. (I believe
HICEM and Varian FRY were also active in Lisbon ca. 1941). Try the New
York Times index ca. 1941 s.v. "Mouzinho," "Lisbon," etc. Reporters
sometimes met the ships, took testimony and published partial passenger
lists. A related issue is how (and why) the US political environment (and
legislation) favored non-denominational rescue efforts and especially
of the young. Daniel WYMAN's "Paper Walls: America and the Refugee
Crisis 1938-1941" mentions the Non-Sectarian Foundation for Refugee
Children (est. Apr. 1940). Try also Arthur MORSE's "While Six Million
Died" and Mark WISCHNITZER's "Visas to Freedom: The history of HIAS."

I have posted previously on JewishGen re: the Serpa Pinto, as part of my
research on the sculptor Naum ARONSON (arr. 1941). With Best Regards,

Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, US) lisathaler@sbcglobal.net

Researching artist Sacha KOLIN (1911 Paris-1981 NYC) - student of
ARONSON, for planned biography


German SIG #Germany Re: European Children (Leaving Germany 1941 via Lisbon) #germany

Lisa Thaler <lisathaler@...>
 

Re: Leaving Germany 1941 via Lisbon, Portigal Wed, 11 Jun 2003
From: "Stahl-Gary" Stahl-Gary@CooperHealth.edu

Dear Gary: Thank you for your posting. Seek out also organizational
records. For instance, National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
(NUCMC)
lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/nucmc.html
cites "Letters and a notebook of miscellaneous records >from the U.S.
Committee for the Care of European Children, 1940-1942. Photographs and
biographical information," within the H. N. MACCRACKEN Papers. (I believe
HICEM and Varian FRY were also active in Lisbon ca. 1941). Try the New
York Times index ca. 1941 s.v. "Mouzinho," "Lisbon," etc. Reporters
sometimes met the ships, took testimony and published partial passenger
lists. A related issue is how (and why) the US political environment (and
legislation) favored non-denominational rescue efforts and especially
of the young. Daniel WYMAN's "Paper Walls: America and the Refugee
Crisis 1938-1941" mentions the Non-Sectarian Foundation for Refugee
Children (est. Apr. 1940). Try also Arthur MORSE's "While Six Million
Died" and Mark WISCHNITZER's "Visas to Freedom: The history of HIAS."

I have posted previously on JewishGen re: the Serpa Pinto, as part of my
research on the sculptor Naum ARONSON (arr. 1941). With Best Regards,

Lisa THALER (Chicago, IL, US) lisathaler@sbcglobal.net

Researching artist Sacha KOLIN (1911 Paris-1981 NYC) - student of
ARONSON, for planned biography


hebrew BMD in Vilna State Archives #lithuania

Meriam Haringman <haringma@...>
 

I understood >from Motti Zalkin (author of the second volume of Ir Vilna) that Hebrew documents pertaining to birth, marriage, death and divorce of the 19th century have become available in the State Archives in Vilnius since the 1990's. Has anybody been using them or computerized them?

Meriam Haringman nee Goitein
Researching Walk >from Vilnius till 1890

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Vital records in Cyrillic and Hebrew >from the Lithuanian State Historical Archives have been micrilmed by the Mormons. An inventory of which towns' records are available on microfilm can be found at
< www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC/VilnaMicrofilmsIndex.htm >
The LitvakSIG Vital Records Project is seeking to create extracts of these records. For more information on the Vital Records Project, contact the Project's Outreach Coordinator, Maria Krane at < MariaKrane@aol.com >


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania hebrew BMD in Vilna State Archives #lithuania

Meriam Haringman <haringma@...>
 

I understood >from Motti Zalkin (author of the second volume of Ir Vilna) that Hebrew documents pertaining to birth, marriage, death and divorce of the 19th century have become available in the State Archives in Vilnius since the 1990's. Has anybody been using them or computerized them?

Meriam Haringman nee Goitein
Researching Walk >from Vilnius till 1890

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Vital records in Cyrillic and Hebrew >from the Lithuanian State Historical Archives have been micrilmed by the Mormons. An inventory of which towns' records are available on microfilm can be found at
< www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC/VilnaMicrofilmsIndex.htm >
The LitvakSIG Vital Records Project is seeking to create extracts of these records. For more information on the Vital Records Project, contact the Project's Outreach Coordinator, Maria Krane at < MariaKrane@aol.com >


VM2511/12/13:Russian Translation - My Grandmother's Birth Cert. #general

Alan Glixman
 

Hi everyone

I've just loaded onto Viewmate three birth certificates, written in Russian,
from Praszka, Poland in the 1880s/90s. They are for my grandmother
Bronislawa and two of her siblings, Leontyna and Stefan.

I'd really appreciate it if someone could extract the names and dates for me
from each of the documents.
I'm especially interested in details that will allow me to determine when
and where her mother was born.

Here are direct links to the files:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2511.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2512.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2513.

The files have been uploaded to the JewishGen ViewMate site -
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html.

Please send responses to me privately. My email address is
alan.glixman@optusnet.com.au.

With thanks.

Alan Glixman
Sydney, Australia

Researching:
GLIKSMAN in Poland (Turek, Pabianice & Warsaw);
ZYLBERSZTEJN in Poland (Pabianice, Pilica & Dzialoszyce);
LICHTENSTEIN in Poland; KON in Poland (Praszka & Wielun);
HEYMAN in Poland (Praszka, Wielun & Zawisna);
CHAZAN, MONTAG, LAPP & BROKMAN in Poland;
HONIGSTOCK in Poland (Krosno)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM2511/12/13:Russian Translation - My Grandmother's Birth Cert. #general

Alan Glixman
 

Hi everyone

I've just loaded onto Viewmate three birth certificates, written in Russian,
from Praszka, Poland in the 1880s/90s. They are for my grandmother
Bronislawa and two of her siblings, Leontyna and Stefan.

I'd really appreciate it if someone could extract the names and dates for me
from each of the documents.
I'm especially interested in details that will allow me to determine when
and where her mother was born.

Here are direct links to the files:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2511.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2512.
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2513.

The files have been uploaded to the JewishGen ViewMate site -
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html.

Please send responses to me privately. My email address is
alan.glixman@optusnet.com.au.

With thanks.

Alan Glixman
Sydney, Australia

Researching:
GLIKSMAN in Poland (Turek, Pabianice & Warsaw);
ZYLBERSZTEJN in Poland (Pabianice, Pilica & Dzialoszyce);
LICHTENSTEIN in Poland; KON in Poland (Praszka & Wielun);
HEYMAN in Poland (Praszka, Wielun & Zawisna);
CHAZAN, MONTAG, LAPP & BROKMAN in Poland;
HONIGSTOCK in Poland (Krosno)


4 Incredible Successes in Two Weeks #general

hekenvin@...
 

In describing the wonderful successes I've had in the
last two weeks, I should have clarified that three of
these successes were thanks to jewishgen and one
was thanks to JRI-Poland.

I am making contributions to both jewishgen and JRI-Poland
(which are two independent organizations) and urge
others who have had similar successes to do the same.

Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala Podolskaya); WEISSMAN (Trembovla);
SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc); COHEN
(Gnesen, Prussia; 19th century NYC and Richmond, VA);
JACOBS (19th century NYC, Albany, Richmond);
ROTHOLZ (Hamburg, 19th century Kansas City, KN); WAXMAN, EINBINDER (Kalarash);
WALTMAN (Chotin, Zvanits); GOODMAN
(Novoselitsa, Chotin); KHENVIN (Krememchug).

MODERATOR NOTE: Details of how to make a financial
contribution to JewishGen may be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 4 Incredible Successes in Two Weeks #general

hekenvin@...
 

In describing the wonderful successes I've had in the
last two weeks, I should have clarified that three of
these successes were thanks to jewishgen and one
was thanks to JRI-Poland.

I am making contributions to both jewishgen and JRI-Poland
(which are two independent organizations) and urge
others who have had similar successes to do the same.

Helene Kenvin

Researching: WIESENTHAL (Skala Podolskaya); WEISSMAN (Trembovla);
SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc); COHEN
(Gnesen, Prussia; 19th century NYC and Richmond, VA);
JACOBS (19th century NYC, Albany, Richmond);
ROTHOLZ (Hamburg, 19th century Kansas City, KN); WAXMAN, EINBINDER (Kalarash);
WALTMAN (Chotin, Zvanits); GOODMAN
(Novoselitsa, Chotin); KHENVIN (Krememchug).

MODERATOR NOTE: Details of how to make a financial
contribution to JewishGen may be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/


Re: Indexing Question #poland

Jurek Hirschberg <jurek.hirschberg@...>
 

N.N. is a common abbreviation of the latin "nomine nescio" which stands
for "of name unknown".

Regards,
Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm
jurek@hirschberg.se

HIRSCHBERG, GOLIGER (Tarnopol)
BERNSTEIN, ROSENZWEIG, PODHORCER, STEINBOK, PERLMUTTER (Skalat)

---------------------------
From: Mark Halpern [mailto:willie46@comcast.net]
Subject: [jri-pl] Re: Indexing Question

I have noticed this same situation in the indexing of the AGAD records.
Sometimes the given name column shows "N" and sometimes "NN." The
professional archivists, who are hired to index the AGAD records, have
transcribed this notation in the indices as stillborn or infant. I
assume that the notation is telling us that no name was given to the
child.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I'm indexing some records >from Zarki and I've come across what
looks like a capital N (a fancy script capital N) every now and then in
the Given Name column of several records. I think to this point,
they've been mostly birth records Any significance?

Best Regards,
Connie Fis(c)her Newhan


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Indexing Question #poland

Jurek Hirschberg <jurek.hirschberg@...>
 

N.N. is a common abbreviation of the latin "nomine nescio" which stands
for "of name unknown".

Regards,
Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm
jurek@hirschberg.se

HIRSCHBERG, GOLIGER (Tarnopol)
BERNSTEIN, ROSENZWEIG, PODHORCER, STEINBOK, PERLMUTTER (Skalat)

---------------------------
From: Mark Halpern [mailto:willie46@comcast.net]
Subject: [jri-pl] Re: Indexing Question

I have noticed this same situation in the indexing of the AGAD records.
Sometimes the given name column shows "N" and sometimes "NN." The
professional archivists, who are hired to index the AGAD records, have
transcribed this notation in the indices as stillborn or infant. I
assume that the notation is telling us that no name was given to the
child.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archives Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I'm indexing some records >from Zarki and I've come across what
looks like a capital N (a fancy script capital N) every now and then in
the Given Name column of several records. I think to this point,
they've been mostly birth records Any significance?

Best Regards,
Connie Fis(c)her Newhan


Re: Why is Geneology a Mitzvah - Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 - 4:20) #general

éåðúï áï àøé <yonatan@...>
 

Thank you to all who commented on my registry problems.
I should have made myself clearer that the objection
is primarily regarding living descendants of an
ancestor rather than recording of yichus.

But I am gratefull for those who supported me regarding
registering living descendants, especially in regards to
the issue in the book of Numbers-Bamidbar.

Yoni Ben-Ari

-----Original Message-----
From: Haviva Langenauer [mailto:havival@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 1:09 PM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Why is Geneology a Mitzvah - Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 - 4:20)
Hi Genners,
Recently Yoni Ben Ari wrote of his Haredi relatives who were aftraid of
the Ayin Horah (Evil Eye) should they cooperate with the genealogist in
their family. Jewish tradition is replete with documentation of ancestry.
Just a week ago we read in the Torah portion of Moses and Aharon ordering
the census. Through the ages Rabbinical commentaries on this verse have
told us that this means to look with pride at our ancestry.
Recently we celebrated Shavuoth, where the Book of Ruth is required
reading. If these Haredi relatives truly knew what they were reading,
they would see that the last paragraph of the Book of Ruth is pure
genealogy. It traces the line of thos, whose most famous progeny was Kin=
g
David. I would say that our Torah and our tradition is full of
genealogical information. Fear of the Evil Eye didn't bother our most
illustrious ancestors and shouldn't be a cause of concern to us today.

Here's another view on the significance of genealogical research:
In Arthur Kurzweil's classic on genealogy ">from Generation to Generation"=
,
Elie Wiesel writes a special forward.
Here is a partial quote >from Wiesel, "....each name is a call transmitted
from generation to generation in order to force themselves to question th=
e
meaning of their survival. Let us listen to this call."

Haviva Dolgin Langenauer, Ph.D.
Palm Beach, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Why is Geneology a Mitzvah - Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 - 4:20) #general

éåðúï áï àøé <yonatan@...>
 

Thank you to all who commented on my registry problems.
I should have made myself clearer that the objection
is primarily regarding living descendants of an
ancestor rather than recording of yichus.

But I am gratefull for those who supported me regarding
registering living descendants, especially in regards to
the issue in the book of Numbers-Bamidbar.

Yoni Ben-Ari

-----Original Message-----
From: Haviva Langenauer [mailto:havival@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 1:09 PM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Why is Geneology a Mitzvah - Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 - 4:20)
Hi Genners,
Recently Yoni Ben Ari wrote of his Haredi relatives who were aftraid of
the Ayin Horah (Evil Eye) should they cooperate with the genealogist in
their family. Jewish tradition is replete with documentation of ancestry.
Just a week ago we read in the Torah portion of Moses and Aharon ordering
the census. Through the ages Rabbinical commentaries on this verse have
told us that this means to look with pride at our ancestry.
Recently we celebrated Shavuoth, where the Book of Ruth is required
reading. If these Haredi relatives truly knew what they were reading,
they would see that the last paragraph of the Book of Ruth is pure
genealogy. It traces the line of thos, whose most famous progeny was Kin=
g
David. I would say that our Torah and our tradition is full of
genealogical information. Fear of the Evil Eye didn't bother our most
illustrious ancestors and shouldn't be a cause of concern to us today.

Here's another view on the significance of genealogical research:
In Arthur Kurzweil's classic on genealogy ">from Generation to Generation"=
,
Elie Wiesel writes a special forward.
Here is a partial quote >from Wiesel, "....each name is a call transmitted
from generation to generation in order to force themselves to question th=
e
meaning of their survival. Let us listen to this call."

Haviva Dolgin Langenauer, Ph.D.
Palm Beach, Florida


out of marriage birth #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

In many localities, the civil authorities either did not recognize Jewish
religious marriages (and often, Jews would not seek a civil marriage since
it had to be performed by a Russian Orthodox priest) or forbade Jews to
marry entirely. This did not stop our ancestors >from seeing a rabbi and
being married in the eyes of G-d.

With regards to Staro Constantine, a person was registered to the place
where he was registered to. It was difficult to change the registration, so
you will see a lot of records referring to citizen of such and such, even
though that person may never have lived there. His/her father, grandfather,
etc., came >from that place.

Starokostyantyiv, Ukraine, was called Staro Constantine in the Russian
Empire days. It is about 60 miles >from Novohrad-Volynskyy, Ukraine.

Chuck Weinstein in Commack, NY
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


Ricki Grushcow wrote:

I received a birth record >from Zhitomir stating "father
staro-constantine citizen Izhok-Gersh Gdali prozimenter mother living
with him without marriage in law, Bunja daughter of Srul.
I have two questions-
1. Does this mean civil only or would that mean by Jewish law she wasn't
married as well? Would he be married to someone else at the same time?
2. what does the staro-constantine refer to? Is it a town, or a status?
I thought he lived in Novograd - Volinsky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen out of marriage birth #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

In many localities, the civil authorities either did not recognize Jewish
religious marriages (and often, Jews would not seek a civil marriage since
it had to be performed by a Russian Orthodox priest) or forbade Jews to
marry entirely. This did not stop our ancestors >from seeing a rabbi and
being married in the eyes of G-d.

With regards to Staro Constantine, a person was registered to the place
where he was registered to. It was difficult to change the registration, so
you will see a lot of records referring to citizen of such and such, even
though that person may never have lived there. His/her father, grandfather,
etc., came >from that place.

Starokostyantyiv, Ukraine, was called Staro Constantine in the Russian
Empire days. It is about 60 miles >from Novohrad-Volynskyy, Ukraine.

Chuck Weinstein in Commack, NY
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


Ricki Grushcow wrote:

I received a birth record >from Zhitomir stating "father
staro-constantine citizen Izhok-Gersh Gdali prozimenter mother living
with him without marriage in law, Bunja daughter of Srul.
I have two questions-
1. Does this mean civil only or would that mean by Jewish law she wasn't
married as well? Would he be married to someone else at the same time?
2. what does the staro-constantine refer to? Is it a town, or a status?
I thought he lived in Novograd - Volinsky


Jewish Names #general

Dream Builder <dreambuilder@...>
 

Just came across this web page titled "Dallas Jewish Genealogy Guide".
It's a bit outdated, but still contains some helpful information.

http://www.dvjc.org/history/guide/

There is a section about Jewish names that was very interesting.

http://www.dvjc.org/history/guide/section5.shtml

Vicki Ina Friedman
Ball Ground, GA, USA
dreambuilder@tds.net

Researching: BECK, CHORNEY, DUBIN(SKY), FRIEDMAN,
LISANSKY, RECHMAN,SK(O)LOFF, THURLIN / TURCHIN,
ZEIDELMAN (Russian Empire to United States
approx. 1880-1910)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Names #general

Dream Builder <dreambuilder@...>
 

Just came across this web page titled "Dallas Jewish Genealogy Guide".
It's a bit outdated, but still contains some helpful information.

http://www.dvjc.org/history/guide/

There is a section about Jewish names that was very interesting.

http://www.dvjc.org/history/guide/section5.shtml

Vicki Ina Friedman
Ball Ground, GA, USA
dreambuilder@tds.net

Researching: BECK, CHORNEY, DUBIN(SKY), FRIEDMAN,
LISANSKY, RECHMAN,SK(O)LOFF, THURLIN / TURCHIN,
ZEIDELMAN (Russian Empire to United States
approx. 1880-1910)


VM 2515:Translation from Hebrew & Cyrillic into English, please #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

I have just posted a scan of a portion of a letter, written on
behalf of my great-great-grandfather, Aaron (Reb Aaron ben Moishe
SCEZUCZYNSKI) MILLER,
by the well known Rabbi ISAAC JACOB REINES, in 1892,
Lida, Lithuania.

I would greatly appreciate it, if someone could translate
the script (both Hebrew & Cyrillic) for me.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate in the To View section - as file - VM2515

Many thanks.
Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
---------------------------------
Researching:
KASTNER >from BUKOVINA; OSTFELD >from BUKOVINA
NATHANSON >from Piatra Neamt, Falticeni, Negulesti, ROMANIA
MENDELSSOHN >from Piatra Neamt, Falticeni, Negulesti, ROMANIA
GARBARSKI, >from SEJNY & SUWALKI GUBERNIA area, POLAND
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI, >from SEJNY & SUWALKI GUBERNIA area, POLAND
KUSSNER, >from BENDERY/TIGHINA, MOLDOVA, PHILADELPHIA, PA
SCEZUCZYNSKI & MILLER, >from VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
merlek@videotron.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct url is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2515


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM 2515:Translation from Hebrew & Cyrillic into English, please #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

I have just posted a scan of a portion of a letter, written on
behalf of my great-great-grandfather, Aaron (Reb Aaron ben Moishe
SCEZUCZYNSKI) MILLER,
by the well known Rabbi ISAAC JACOB REINES, in 1892,
Lida, Lithuania.

I would greatly appreciate it, if someone could translate
the script (both Hebrew & Cyrillic) for me.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate in the To View section - as file - VM2515

Many thanks.
Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
---------------------------------
Researching:
KASTNER >from BUKOVINA; OSTFELD >from BUKOVINA
NATHANSON >from Piatra Neamt, Falticeni, Negulesti, ROMANIA
MENDELSSOHN >from Piatra Neamt, Falticeni, Negulesti, ROMANIA
GARBARSKI, >from SEJNY & SUWALKI GUBERNIA area, POLAND
DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI, >from SEJNY & SUWALKI GUBERNIA area, POLAND
KUSSNER, >from BENDERY/TIGHINA, MOLDOVA, PHILADELPHIA, PA
SCEZUCZYNSKI & MILLER, >from VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
merlek@videotron.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct url is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=2515


request Tarpon Springs, FL obit #general

Leslie Popelka
 

I would appreciate help in obtaining a death notice for Howard Rodman
who died in Tarpon Springs, Florida on 15 Jan 2000. Any assistance
would be appreciated.

Leslie Rodman Popelka
St. Louis, MO

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen request Tarpon Springs, FL obit #general

Leslie Popelka
 

I would appreciate help in obtaining a death notice for Howard Rodman
who died in Tarpon Springs, Florida on 15 Jan 2000. Any assistance
would be appreciated.

Leslie Rodman Popelka
St. Louis, MO

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately