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Locating U. S. counties #general

C&V <proprius@...>
 

Several genners have posted sites to locate the names of
counties and the cities therein.
Just be aware that a county in the United States may have
changed its name or the area that it encompasses. Depending on the time
you are researching, the present county seat may not be where you will
find the historical records you want, nor the county have the same name
as it did when your relative lived there.
Cynthia Spikell


Re: Tuszyn #general

Alexander Sharon
 

<JAP972@aol.com> wrote

I am trying to find out what the population was for Tuszyn in the 1880's
Thank You
Sherry Schernbeck
Jap972@aol.com
Sherry,

In 1883 Tuszyn had 3282 residents.

Eastern Orthodox -9
Protestants - 70
Jews - 1248
Roman Catholics - balance

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating U. S. counties #general

C&V <proprius@...>
 

Several genners have posted sites to locate the names of
counties and the cities therein.
Just be aware that a county in the United States may have
changed its name or the area that it encompasses. Depending on the time
you are researching, the present county seat may not be where you will
find the historical records you want, nor the county have the same name
as it did when your relative lived there.
Cynthia Spikell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tuszyn #general

Alexander Sharon
 

<JAP972@aol.com> wrote

I am trying to find out what the population was for Tuszyn in the 1880's
Thank You
Sherry Schernbeck
Jap972@aol.com
Sherry,

In 1883 Tuszyn had 3282 residents.

Eastern Orthodox -9
Protestants - 70
Jews - 1248
Roman Catholics - balance

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JGS of Colorado, January 13 Meeting #general

Anne Fendrich <fendrich@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado will meet Tuesday, January 13,
at Congregation Emanuel, First and Forest, Denver, Colorado. Using Family
Tree Maker, Ed Richard will give a presentation on "Putting Your Family
on Computer." We gather at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments, mentoring and
shmoozing. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.. For further information, contact
Anne Fendrich, Program Chairman, at 303-759-9824.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Colorado, January 13 Meeting #general

Anne Fendrich <fendrich@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado will meet Tuesday, January 13,
at Congregation Emanuel, First and Forest, Denver, Colorado. Using Family
Tree Maker, Ed Richard will give a presentation on "Putting Your Family
on Computer." We gather at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments, mentoring and
shmoozing. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.. For further information, contact
Anne Fendrich, Program Chairman, at 303-759-9824.


KUJAWSKI Ancestors from Lodz & Poznan #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

My paternal grandfather, Simon Woolf (Szija Wolf KUJAWSKI) was born in
Lodz, Poland in 1878. He left Poland for England in the mid 1890's where he
eventually settled (in Birmingham, in the county of Warwickshire). Last
year, a professional researcher in Lodz managed to locate the vital records
for my KUJAWSKI ancestors in the Lodz state archives. (I'd tried to trace
them myself for 4 years, but without avail!). The birth indices revealed
the names of Simon's parents - Icek and Raca (nee MICHALSON), also the name
of two sisters, Kaza Jenway and Trajdla Ryfka KUJAWSKA, also born in Lodz.

Based on the birth dates of my grandfather (1878) and that of his older
sister Kaza (1874) I'm assuming that my great grandparents were married in
1873 or a few years earlier.

My researcher in Lodz informed me that vital records prior to a certain
date (don't recall what date, exactly) are held at the state archive in
Poznan (formerly known as Posen, when it was part of the Prussian Empire -
before being returned to Poland). In July 2003 I wrote to the State
Archive in Poznan (in English but using the correct format and language)
requesting copies of my great grandparents' marriage record. Because I
didn't know the exact date of marriage, I specified "between 1870 and 1874
(probably 1873 or 1874). I have not yet received a response.

Questions:

Is the state archive in Poznan "ignoring" my letter because it couldn't
find my great grandparents' marriage record? (As stated above, I was unable
to give a precise date of marriage.)

Should I write to the State Archive in Warsaw?

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA
rnwoolf@earthlink.net
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching:
DROZDIAS (or variants), Karczew, Poland, Preston, England
RAUS (or variants), Karczew, Poland
SAFIRSTEIN (or variants), Karczew, Poland, Preston, England
KUJAWSKI (or variants), Lodz, Poland, Birmingham, England
ISAACS (family of Solomon and Sarah), Poland, town near Warsaw,
Birmingham, England
SHORN (family of Morris and Yetta), Poland?, London, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KUJAWSKI Ancestors from Lodz & Poznan #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

My paternal grandfather, Simon Woolf (Szija Wolf KUJAWSKI) was born in
Lodz, Poland in 1878. He left Poland for England in the mid 1890's where he
eventually settled (in Birmingham, in the county of Warwickshire). Last
year, a professional researcher in Lodz managed to locate the vital records
for my KUJAWSKI ancestors in the Lodz state archives. (I'd tried to trace
them myself for 4 years, but without avail!). The birth indices revealed
the names of Simon's parents - Icek and Raca (nee MICHALSON), also the name
of two sisters, Kaza Jenway and Trajdla Ryfka KUJAWSKA, also born in Lodz.

Based on the birth dates of my grandfather (1878) and that of his older
sister Kaza (1874) I'm assuming that my great grandparents were married in
1873 or a few years earlier.

My researcher in Lodz informed me that vital records prior to a certain
date (don't recall what date, exactly) are held at the state archive in
Poznan (formerly known as Posen, when it was part of the Prussian Empire -
before being returned to Poland). In July 2003 I wrote to the State
Archive in Poznan (in English but using the correct format and language)
requesting copies of my great grandparents' marriage record. Because I
didn't know the exact date of marriage, I specified "between 1870 and 1874
(probably 1873 or 1874). I have not yet received a response.

Questions:

Is the state archive in Poznan "ignoring" my letter because it couldn't
find my great grandparents' marriage record? (As stated above, I was unable
to give a precise date of marriage.)

Should I write to the State Archive in Warsaw?

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA
rnwoolf@earthlink.net
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching:
DROZDIAS (or variants), Karczew, Poland, Preston, England
RAUS (or variants), Karczew, Poland
SAFIRSTEIN (or variants), Karczew, Poland, Preston, England
KUJAWSKI (or variants), Lodz, Poland, Birmingham, England
ISAACS (family of Solomon and Sarah), Poland, town near Warsaw,
Birmingham, England
SHORN (family of Morris and Yetta), Poland?, London, England


JGS Oregon, January 21st monthly meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your family, and
friends to our January meeting.

Back to Basics
Session 1 of a 3-Session Mini-Course in Jewish Genealogy
Guided by Ron Doctor

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC)
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon 97219

This is the first of three meetings devoted to a review of fundamental
procedures and resources for doing Jewish genealogy. (The 2nd & 3rd sessions
will be in February and March.) Ron Doctor and other members of JGSO will
teach the three session mini-course. Our text will be JGSO's "Getting Started
in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplementary Information
for Advanced Research", so bring your copy to the meeting. Bring pencil and
paper too, so that you will be able to do some of the hands-on exercises.
And, bring your questions. The Handbook will be available at the meeting.
It is free to new members with paid membership, $12 to members in
good standing, and $18 to non-members.

This event is FREE to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door are
requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution
can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

The all new JGSO CD-Rom will debut at the January meeting. It is packed with
useful information to help you with your genealogy. Watch your e-mail inbox
for details.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.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.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site at:
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs>, or call Sandra Shapiro at 503-694-5646.
The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Oregon, January 21st monthly meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you, your family, and
friends to our January meeting.

Back to Basics
Session 1 of a 3-Session Mini-Course in Jewish Genealogy
Guided by Ron Doctor

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC)
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon 97219

This is the first of three meetings devoted to a review of fundamental
procedures and resources for doing Jewish genealogy. (The 2nd & 3rd sessions
will be in February and March.) Ron Doctor and other members of JGSO will
teach the three session mini-course. Our text will be JGSO's "Getting Started
in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplementary Information
for Advanced Research", so bring your copy to the meeting. Bring pencil and
paper too, so that you will be able to do some of the hands-on exercises.
And, bring your questions. The Handbook will be available at the meeting.
It is free to new members with paid membership, $12 to members in
good standing, and $18 to non-members.

This event is FREE to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door are
requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost. Contribution
can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

The all new JGSO CD-Rom will debut at the January meeting. It is packed with
useful information to help you with your genealogy. Watch your e-mail inbox
for details.

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@earthlink.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.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web site at:
<http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs>, or call Sandra Shapiro at 503-694-5646.
The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.


Re: Valuable Yarmulkas in your dresser drawer #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

And if you're considering throwing those old kippot away, please don't do
that either. A fellow in my synagogue collects them, to be sent to the
Belarus Jewish communities for continued use. I'm sure this can be done
from other temples, but you're free to send them to me.
Please reply privately for more information or my mailing address.

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESEZNIKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY;
SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; DOLLINGER
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --

At 07:44 AM 1/12/04 -0500, Bruce Reisch wrote:
If you're like me, you've probably saved Yarmulkas >from every Bar/Bat
Mitzvah and Wedding for the last 25+ years. You're also like me if you
clean out your dresser every 25 years. Well, don't dispose of those
valuable Kippot! The inscriptions of names, dates and places on the
underside will save you lots of work! So, don't wait 25 years - check out
those Kippot right now for some great family history information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Valuable Yarmulkas in your dresser drawer #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

And if you're considering throwing those old kippot away, please don't do
that either. A fellow in my synagogue collects them, to be sent to the
Belarus Jewish communities for continued use. I'm sure this can be done
from other temples, but you're free to send them to me.
Please reply privately for more information or my mailing address.

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESEZNIKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY;
SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; DOLLINGER
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --

At 07:44 AM 1/12/04 -0500, Bruce Reisch wrote:
If you're like me, you've probably saved Yarmulkas >from every Bar/Bat
Mitzvah and Wedding for the last 25+ years. You're also like me if you
clean out your dresser every 25 years. Well, don't dispose of those
valuable Kippot! The inscriptions of names, dates and places on the
underside will save you lots of work! So, don't wait 25 years - check out
those Kippot right now for some great family history information.


Can anyone help me find the source of this quotation? #germany

GerSig@...
 

A few days ago I included a quotation which I attributed to Arthur Kurzweil in
a message I posted to this Forum. It was:

"During the Holocaust, they took the names away of the people, each with
their own soul, and they put numbers on their arms. The job of a Jewish
genealogist is to replace those numbers and give them back their names."
I took this quote, together with the attribution to Mr. Kurzweil, >from the
website of a GerSig member. An internet search found the same quote with the same
attribution at two other websites. However another website attributed the same
quote to Raffi Gruber.

None of the webmasters could tell me the source of the statement.

I scanned every page of the 1998 edition of Kurzweil's excellent guide to
Jewish Genealogy ">from Generation to Generation" but did not find these words.

It may be that they were included in the original (1980) edition of Kurzweil's book
but I don't have that one.

If anyone can provide the source of that statement I'd be most interested in
knowing it. I have an advanced degree in Journalism. For us it is a major
sin to attribute a quotation to someone without being able to verify the
attribution. Any help appricated. Many thanks.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC, GerSig Moderator1 GerSig@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Can anyone help me find the source of this quotation? #germany

GerSig@...
 

A few days ago I included a quotation which I attributed to Arthur Kurzweil in
a message I posted to this Forum. It was:

"During the Holocaust, they took the names away of the people, each with
their own soul, and they put numbers on their arms. The job of a Jewish
genealogist is to replace those numbers and give them back their names."
I took this quote, together with the attribution to Mr. Kurzweil, >from the
website of a GerSig member. An internet search found the same quote with the same
attribution at two other websites. However another website attributed the same
quote to Raffi Gruber.

None of the webmasters could tell me the source of the statement.

I scanned every page of the 1998 edition of Kurzweil's excellent guide to
Jewish Genealogy ">from Generation to Generation" but did not find these words.

It may be that they were included in the original (1980) edition of Kurzweil's book
but I don't have that one.

If anyone can provide the source of that statement I'd be most interested in
knowing it. I have an advanced degree in Journalism. For us it is a major
sin to attribute a quotation to someone without being able to verify the
attribution. Any help appricated. Many thanks.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC, GerSig Moderator1 GerSig@aol.com


Hebrew translation of tombstones--Silesia #general

Evaradding@...
 

I have posted on Viewmate transcriptions of inscriptions on the
tombstones of my gggrandfather and ggggrandmother >from a cemetery
in Silesia (Miejsce, Poland, formerly Staedtel, Germany).

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3400

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3401

The epitaph on the first is in the form of an acrostic in which
the lines begin with elements of the person's name--not just the
first letters. Is this common?

I am interested in literal translations, but also in a poetic
sense of them, as well as whatever other information you can share.
Thank you for your help. Please respond to me directly.

Eva Radding
Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew translation of tombstones--Silesia #general

Evaradding@...
 

I have posted on Viewmate transcriptions of inscriptions on the
tombstones of my gggrandfather and ggggrandmother >from a cemetery
in Silesia (Miejsce, Poland, formerly Staedtel, Germany).

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3400

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3401

The epitaph on the first is in the form of an acrostic in which
the lines begin with elements of the person's name--not just the
first letters. Is this common?

I am interested in literal translations, but also in a poetic
sense of them, as well as whatever other information you can share.
Thank you for your help. Please respond to me directly.

Eva Radding
Newton, MA


Jewish orphanage in London #general

Lillian B Herzberg <olilibel@...>
 

Can anyone tell me how I can get information on Jewish
orphanage in London. My uncle was placed there in the
mid 1880s. Thanks for your help.
Lillian Belinfante Herzberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish orphanage in London #general

Lillian B Herzberg <olilibel@...>
 

Can anyone tell me how I can get information on Jewish
orphanage in London. My uncle was placed there in the
mid 1880s. Thanks for your help.
Lillian Belinfante Herzberg


Mszana Dolna(former Galicia)now Poland:jewish records??? #general

Andres Carciente
 

Any information about jewish records(birth,marriage
and death) >from Mszana Dolna(before belonged to
Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire), now it is located
in Poland???

thanks,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mszana Dolna(former Galicia)now Poland:jewish records??? #general

Andres Carciente
 

Any information about jewish records(birth,marriage
and death) >from Mszana Dolna(before belonged to
Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire), now it is located
in Poland???

thanks,

Andres Carciente
Budapest