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Vaccinations in the 1850's ? #germany

Naomi Teveth <ntevet@...>
 

Dear Gersig friends,
I have a school report on one of my ancestors, who was born on the
11 Dec 1857.

The personal details on this ancestor include the following :

"geimpft am 16. Juni 1858"

which translates to : vaccinated on 16th June 1858.

I was astonished to see that vaccinations were done at that time already
( I am really ignorant in this subject).

Can anyone enlighten me as to which vaccinations were done in the 1850's
and against what illness ?

Thanks in advance and best regards,

Naomi Teveth in Tel Aviv ntevet@netvision.net.il


German SIG #Germany Vaccinations in the 1850's ? #germany

Naomi Teveth <ntevet@...>
 

Dear Gersig friends,
I have a school report on one of my ancestors, who was born on the
11 Dec 1857.

The personal details on this ancestor include the following :

"geimpft am 16. Juni 1858"

which translates to : vaccinated on 16th June 1858.

I was astonished to see that vaccinations were done at that time already
( I am really ignorant in this subject).

Can anyone enlighten me as to which vaccinations were done in the 1850's
and against what illness ?

Thanks in advance and best regards,

Naomi Teveth in Tel Aviv ntevet@netvision.net.il


Eagle Junior High School/NYC Newspapers #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

This is in response to a posting which asked where the Eagle Junior High
School was located in 1927.

The school was located in the Bronx, and, through the ProQuest newspaper
database, I discovered several New York Times articles relating to this
school.

One, >from 1927 with the title: "Stuyvesant Orator Wins Among 4,500,"
details a writing contest open to New York City high school and junior
high school students. It goes on to mention that "the Eagle Junior High
School, the Bronx, was represented at the all-junior borough finals by
Miss Lillian POLLACK who chose the subject, "Marshall and the
Constitution."

I hope this enlightens the writer of the original posting (whose
information I neglected to save) and also serves as a reminder of how
researching genealogy through newspaper sources--and by that I mean
articles, not just obituaries and marriage announcements--can provide a
wealth of information.
(Imagine if "Miss Lillian Pollack" was your grandmother, and had never
shared this information with you!)

I have found my relatives listed in everything >from the "Yesterday's
Fires" column--detailing conflagrations on the lower east side in the
early 1900s--to a piece on a burglary in the uptown apartment of my great-
uncle who was a jeweler, and had his safe robbed while he vacationed in
the Catskills in the 1930s, to a scholarship awarded to a cousin in 1928
to attend Columbia University!

Even though ProQuest is a paid subscription service (available through
various sources) there are some libraries which offer it through their
computer terminals free of charge, and one can do a search by word or
phrase. And, of course, there is always the tried and true
searching-through-microfilm method. Either way, this research is a useful
adjunct to the typical collection of names and dates, and an excellent way
to "flesh" out the history of our families.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA

pweisberger@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Eagle Junior High School/NYC Newspapers #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

This is in response to a posting which asked where the Eagle Junior High
School was located in 1927.

The school was located in the Bronx, and, through the ProQuest newspaper
database, I discovered several New York Times articles relating to this
school.

One, >from 1927 with the title: "Stuyvesant Orator Wins Among 4,500,"
details a writing contest open to New York City high school and junior
high school students. It goes on to mention that "the Eagle Junior High
School, the Bronx, was represented at the all-junior borough finals by
Miss Lillian POLLACK who chose the subject, "Marshall and the
Constitution."

I hope this enlightens the writer of the original posting (whose
information I neglected to save) and also serves as a reminder of how
researching genealogy through newspaper sources--and by that I mean
articles, not just obituaries and marriage announcements--can provide a
wealth of information.
(Imagine if "Miss Lillian Pollack" was your grandmother, and had never
shared this information with you!)

I have found my relatives listed in everything >from the "Yesterday's
Fires" column--detailing conflagrations on the lower east side in the
early 1900s--to a piece on a burglary in the uptown apartment of my great-
uncle who was a jeweler, and had his safe robbed while he vacationed in
the Catskills in the 1930s, to a scholarship awarded to a cousin in 1928
to attend Columbia University!

Even though ProQuest is a paid subscription service (available through
various sources) there are some libraries which offer it through their
computer terminals free of charge, and one can do a search by word or
phrase. And, of course, there is always the tried and true
searching-through-microfilm method. Either way, this research is a useful
adjunct to the typical collection of names and dates, and an excellent way
to "flesh" out the history of our families.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA

pweisberger@hotmail.com


Sam LEVY NY Naturalization Help #general

S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

How would I find NY census/naturalization information for Sam(uel)
LEVY knowing only the following?:

Sam(uel) LEVY (son of Louis LEVY) born circa 1859-1860 in
Lithuania-died :November 24, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN
wife Betty (nicknamed Bailey) ISAACS LEVY born Bet. 1867 - 1868 in
Russia- died September 09, 1927
children Meyer B. LEVY born 1884 - 1885 in New York?
Dora Betty LEVY born about 1886 in New York?
Jenny LEVY born April 04, 1888 in New York
Mollie LEVY born November 4, 1891 in New York
Abraham Robert LEVY born August 09, 1894 in
Minneapolis, Minnesota?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sam LEVY NY Naturalization Help #general

S. Harris <jewishgen@...>
 

How would I find NY census/naturalization information for Sam(uel)
LEVY knowing only the following?:

Sam(uel) LEVY (son of Louis LEVY) born circa 1859-1860 in
Lithuania-died :November 24, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN
wife Betty (nicknamed Bailey) ISAACS LEVY born Bet. 1867 - 1868 in
Russia- died September 09, 1927
children Meyer B. LEVY born 1884 - 1885 in New York?
Dora Betty LEVY born about 1886 in New York?
Jenny LEVY born April 04, 1888 in New York
Mollie LEVY born November 4, 1891 in New York
Abraham Robert LEVY born August 09, 1894 in
Minneapolis, Minnesota?


"just Kohanim" #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 9/15/2003 4:07:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
aneeman@netvision.net.il writes:

<< People bearing the name Maze'h are Kohanim, descendants of Aharon, and
from this line the High Priests always came. So they are not just
Kohanim. >>

==What are "just Kohanim"? I take it >from the above that a Kohen Hedyot
("ordinary" Kohen) is not descended >from Aharon. That comes as quite a
surprise to me. Perhaps Aviva can tell us more about the ancestry of "just
Kohanim" .

Is "just Kohanim" a variant on Kohen Tzedek (righteous Kohen), usually
abridged as KATZ?

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "just Kohanim" #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 9/15/2003 4:07:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
aneeman@netvision.net.il writes:

<< People bearing the name Maze'h are Kohanim, descendants of Aharon, and
from this line the High Priests always came. So they are not just
Kohanim. >>

==What are "just Kohanim"? I take it >from the above that a Kohen Hedyot
("ordinary" Kohen) is not descended >from Aharon. That comes as quite a
surprise to me. Perhaps Aviva can tell us more about the ancestry of "just
Kohanim" .

Is "just Kohanim" a variant on Kohen Tzedek (righteous Kohen), usually
abridged as KATZ?

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: Kolomea vital records #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

or shani < shani_o@excite.com > wrote:

Hello,
Does anybody have own experience in receiving vital records >from the town
of Kolomea (Kolomyja) ? Are the records (birth cert.) for 1885-6 kept in
Poland or in Ukraine ?
The Kolomea births for 1865-99 are indexed in the Jewish Records Indexing
project at < http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/ > (enter the town as
"Kolomyya"). Once you locate them in the index, you can order the actual
records >from AGAD ((Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw):
see < http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psaagadinst.htm > for
instructions.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kolomea vital records #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

or shani < shani_o@excite.com > wrote:

Hello,
Does anybody have own experience in receiving vital records >from the town
of Kolomea (Kolomyja) ? Are the records (birth cert.) for 1885-6 kept in
Poland or in Ukraine ?
The Kolomea births for 1865-99 are indexed in the Jewish Records Indexing
project at < http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/ > (enter the town as
"Kolomyya"). Once you locate them in the index, you can order the actual
records >from AGAD ((Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw):
see < http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/psaagadinst.htm > for
instructions.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada


tea, not with sugar #lithuania

ggggen <ggggen@...>
 

Hi, all!

According to two granddaughters of Zara Piel Glaser (1856-1946) of
Tryskiai and Brooklyn, NY:

Zara (my great-grandmother) drank tea with cherry preserves in the
bottom of the glass. At 4 P.M. each day she went into her room filled
with plants and canaries, closed the door, took care of the plants and
the birds, and had tea. She asked to be left alone unless there was a
fire. (She bore 14 children; 11 reached adulthood.)

Gladys Glaser Gould

Researching PIEL/PIL, PRESS/PRES, and GLASER in Tryskiai


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania tea, not with sugar #lithuania

ggggen <ggggen@...>
 

Hi, all!

According to two granddaughters of Zara Piel Glaser (1856-1946) of
Tryskiai and Brooklyn, NY:

Zara (my great-grandmother) drank tea with cherry preserves in the
bottom of the glass. At 4 P.M. each day she went into her room filled
with plants and canaries, closed the door, took care of the plants and
the birds, and had tea. She asked to be left alone unless there was a
fire. (She bore 14 children; 11 reached adulthood.)

Gladys Glaser Gould

Researching PIEL/PIL, PRESS/PRES, and GLASER in Tryskiai


haCohen indicates status, & shtetlseeker to find family names #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 9/15/2003, hazanjo@cogeco.ca writes:

<< I went back and read through some material. . . . . The father's name
was HaCOHEN VERONA . . .

==HaCohen is a status/title, not ever a personal name, and only very
rarely a family name. This man was a Cohen (member of the priestly sect),
the Cohen was not his personal name nor his surname.

I did find a note that VERONA is Polish for Black Crow.

==It very well may be. A better place to look for the possible origin of
many Ashkenazi (and Italian--if only Italy had been included) family names
is in jewishgen's shtettelseeker for all of Central & Eastern Europe:

I found the following in Belarus, alone; I imagine you might find quite a
few Verona sound-alike villages within 50 miles of your ancestor's home in
30 other countries. Remember, spellings will vary with the language of the
government then in power.

Varni (Vorne) 5427 2547
Voron' 5500 2838
Voron' (Kulishki) 5446 2558
Vorone (Voroni) 5150 2649
Voroni 5150 2649
Vorony 5509 3024
Vorony 5503 2705
Vorony 5446 2741
Vorony 5446 2558
Woronie (Voroni) 5150 2649
Worony (Vorony) 5503 2705
Worony (Vorony) 5446 2741

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen haCohen indicates status, & shtetlseeker to find family names #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 9/15/2003, hazanjo@cogeco.ca writes:

<< I went back and read through some material. . . . . The father's name
was HaCOHEN VERONA . . .

==HaCohen is a status/title, not ever a personal name, and only very
rarely a family name. This man was a Cohen (member of the priestly sect),
the Cohen was not his personal name nor his surname.

I did find a note that VERONA is Polish for Black Crow.

==It very well may be. A better place to look for the possible origin of
many Ashkenazi (and Italian--if only Italy had been included) family names
is in jewishgen's shtettelseeker for all of Central & Eastern Europe:

I found the following in Belarus, alone; I imagine you might find quite a
few Verona sound-alike villages within 50 miles of your ancestor's home in
30 other countries. Remember, spellings will vary with the language of the
government then in power.

Varni (Vorne) 5427 2547
Voron' 5500 2838
Voron' (Kulishki) 5446 2558
Vorone (Voroni) 5150 2649
Voroni 5150 2649
Vorony 5509 3024
Vorony 5503 2705
Vorony 5446 2741
Vorony 5446 2558
Woronie (Voroni) 5150 2649
Worony (Vorony) 5503 2705
Worony (Vorony) 5446 2741

Michael Bernet, New York


edition and page numbers for Monitor Polski #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I've found some family members listed in the Monitor Polski Court Survivor
Proclamations & Family Searches announcements.

In addition to writing to the court for more information (forms will be
available shortly according to a recent post >from Judy Baston), the
following text suggests that we can obtain copies of the relevant Monitor
Polski pages >from the library of congress.

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland 'Search Results page provides
a link to the Monitor Polski project page where the following is stated:

"Researchers with an interest in obtaining photocopies of pages >from
Monitor Polski may obtain them >from the Library of Congress The search
results for each entry will include the edition and page number of the
Monitor Polski."

My searches came back with no indication of edition or page number.
Is there a timetable to provide this information in the search page responses?


Marty Meyers
< meyers01@comcast.net >

researching:
BORDOWITZ >from Przasnysz/Mlawa/Ciechanow/Makow/Pultusk/Wyszkow
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN >from Przasnysz/Chorzele
MEYEROWITZ/POROSHKIN >from Bolshaya Berestovitsa (Belarus)
KIRSHNER/SIDMAN/BAILIN >from Slavuta/Volhynia/Ukraine
LANDSMAN/FINBERG/PEANEN >from Vilna
ZELMANOVICH/ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz/Mlawa area?)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen edition and page numbers for Monitor Polski #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I've found some family members listed in the Monitor Polski Court Survivor
Proclamations & Family Searches announcements.

In addition to writing to the court for more information (forms will be
available shortly according to a recent post >from Judy Baston), the
following text suggests that we can obtain copies of the relevant Monitor
Polski pages >from the library of congress.

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland 'Search Results page provides
a link to the Monitor Polski project page where the following is stated:

"Researchers with an interest in obtaining photocopies of pages >from
Monitor Polski may obtain them >from the Library of Congress The search
results for each entry will include the edition and page number of the
Monitor Polski."

My searches came back with no indication of edition or page number.
Is there a timetable to provide this information in the search page responses?


Marty Meyers
< meyers01@comcast.net >

researching:
BORDOWITZ >from Przasnysz/Mlawa/Ciechanow/Makow/Pultusk/Wyszkow
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN >from Przasnysz/Chorzele
MEYEROWITZ/POROSHKIN >from Bolshaya Berestovitsa (Belarus)
KIRSHNER/SIDMAN/BAILIN >from Slavuta/Volhynia/Ukraine
LANDSMAN/FINBERG/PEANEN >from Vilna
ZELMANOVICH/ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz/Mlawa area?)


Bialystok cemetery #poland

Joyce Field
 

I would like to reiterate that the photographing and indexing of the
Bialystok cemetery is a JewishGen Research Division project, being
coordinated by Mark Halpern. Funds were raised in the past, before this
group was formed, for the purchase of a digital camera to permit the
university group to photograph the tombstones. Help is currently needed
for transliteration of the inscriptions on the tombstones.

Mark Halpern previously explained the project in great detail. To have the cemetery project listed in the group's priorities certainly does not
imply, I hope, that a duplicative effort should be started.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Bialystok cemetery #poland

Joyce Field
 

I would like to reiterate that the photographing and indexing of the
Bialystok cemetery is a JewishGen Research Division project, being
coordinated by Mark Halpern. Funds were raised in the past, before this
group was formed, for the purchase of a digital camera to permit the
university group to photograph the tombstones. Help is currently needed
for transliteration of the inscriptions on the tombstones.

Mark Halpern previously explained the project in great detail. To have the cemetery project listed in the group's priorities certainly does not
imply, I hope, that a duplicative effort should be started.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


Betar #poland

earthscapeinc <earthscapeinc@...>
 

I have a couple of Betar pictures taken either in Sokolka or Bialystok
sometime in the 1930s. Anyone know about this organization? Anyone
interested in seeing the pictures?

Amy Degen
earthscapeinc@charter.net

NEIFACH, Sokolka and Bialystok
ALISHCOVSKY, Sokolka
SCHRIBMAN, Sokolka


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Betar #poland

earthscapeinc <earthscapeinc@...>
 

I have a couple of Betar pictures taken either in Sokolka or Bialystok
sometime in the 1930s. Anyone know about this organization? Anyone
interested in seeing the pictures?

Amy Degen
earthscapeinc@charter.net

NEIFACH, Sokolka and Bialystok
ALISHCOVSKY, Sokolka
SCHRIBMAN, Sokolka