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VM 4207: captain Harry SPENCER handwriting, Ellis Island #general

Daniel Vangheluwe <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Dear genners

I'm trying to decipher the handwritting of Harry SPENCER, born 1880, master
or captain of differents ships, including the american SS Calamares.

The document is available on VM 4207

Harry noted the informations about a certain Karl HERSHON, passenger, "born
Poland" 6 march 1875, americanized ( his petition for
naturalization according to the Brooklyn naturalisation index for1907/1924
is not more precise as "Volume N° 29, page 229")

Some genners already helped me to read "Born Poland" "sup (or nat) at ...12
april 1912"

The document is a ship manifest available on Internet, on Ellis Island Data
Base.

Any help to decipher this document woul be greatly apprecied

Daniel VANGHELUWE
France

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM 4207: captain Harry SPENCER handwriting, Ellis Island #general

Daniel Vangheluwe <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Dear genners

I'm trying to decipher the handwritting of Harry SPENCER, born 1880, master
or captain of differents ships, including the american SS Calamares.

The document is available on VM 4207

Harry noted the informations about a certain Karl HERSHON, passenger, "born
Poland" 6 march 1875, americanized ( his petition for
naturalization according to the Brooklyn naturalisation index for1907/1924
is not more precise as "Volume N° 29, page 229")

Some genners already helped me to read "Born Poland" "sup (or nat) at ...12
april 1912"

The document is a ship manifest available on Internet, on Ellis Island Data
Base.

Any help to decipher this document woul be greatly apprecied

Daniel VANGHELUWE
France

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct URL to the image is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=4207


SHAFFER - Bryasnysz #general

Richard Shaffer <richardjshaffer@...>
 

Any information please for tracing

Joseph SHAFFER, born Bryasnysz, Warsaw,Jan 1881.

Came to Manchester, England, sometime before 1901.
Family left in Poland, may have emmigrated to other countries.

Has anyone heard of the birth town?

with thanks Richard Shaffer, Manchester, England

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SHAFFER - Bryasnysz #general

Richard Shaffer <richardjshaffer@...>
 

Any information please for tracing

Joseph SHAFFER, born Bryasnysz, Warsaw,Jan 1881.

Came to Manchester, England, sometime before 1901.
Family left in Poland, may have emmigrated to other countries.

Has anyone heard of the birth town?

with thanks Richard Shaffer, Manchester, England

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soundex searching -- returning possible alternate spellings of
town names. You can find it at <http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker


Nelly WILSON nee JUSSEM, Bristol UK #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Nelly Wilson nee Jussem executed a
Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony form for her
mother, Regina (Rifka) nee RAWER, born Drohibitch,
resided Vienna until 1942.
In 1991 Nelly lived in Cairns Rd XX, Bristol England.
I'm seeking contact info on descendants of this family.
Please reply privately to:
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@att.net

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nelly WILSON nee JUSSEM, Bristol UK #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Nelly Wilson nee Jussem executed a
Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony form for her
mother, Regina (Rifka) nee RAWER, born Drohibitch,
resided Vienna until 1942.
In 1991 Nelly lived in Cairns Rd XX, Bristol England.
I'm seeking contact info on descendants of this family.
Please reply privately to:
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@att.net

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privacy policy.


Update on Morris MILLER Liquors & family #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Genners,

Leave it to JewishGen to help jump-start a [perceived]
brick wall situation. (How many metaphors can I mix
in one sentence?) I have received the best assistance
in the shortest amount of time possible. While I have
thanked those who have helped me individually, they
deserve group recognition for their wonderful
assistance.

In days I received: e-mails with remembrances of
Morris Miller's store, names of contacts who worked in
the liquor industry with the Millers, newspapers
clippings of obituaries and society notices about the
family, census information AND the name and phone
number of Morris Miller's surviving daughter-in-law.

I cannot say enough about the generosity of the
members of this group.

So, since I am going to be in the D.C. area this week,
I thought I'd run the names of another part of the
family past the group to see if anyone remembers these
people. I doubt if they are as well-known as Morris
Miller but here it goes.

My husband's great-grandmother brought her siblings
over >from "Austria" sometime after 1906. For reasons
that I do not know, while Gussie/Gittel GLASSER nee
BLAU b. 1889 resided in NYC, her sisters all moved to
D.C. Her brother Yitzak BLAU, remained in NYC.

So, does anyone remember:

Sara GERSTENFELD nee BLAU, married to Leon GERSTENFELD
Sara GERSTENFELD died 1977 Washington, DC
Leon Gerstenfeld died 1981 Washington, DC
children: Frances and Ann
Ann GERSTENFELD married Oscar SISLEN
Oscar SISLEN died 2001 Silver Spring, MD

Hilda SPENCER nee BLAU, married to ???? SPENCER
Hilda SPENCER died 1989 Albany, CA
child: Frances
Frances SPENCER married ???? COTTER [div]
Frances lives in Albany, CA

Pauline Unknown nee BLAU, married to husband Unknown
child: Ruth
Ruth Unknown married Harry H. BLUE
Harry BLUE died 1995 in Washington, DC

Isabelle GOTTLIEB nee BLAU, married to Max GOTTLIEB
Isabelle GOTTLIEB died 1973 Beverly Hills, CA
Max GOTTLIEB died 1986 Beverly Hills, CA

Yitzak BLAU m. wife Unknown
children: Edward H. and Ruth
Edward H. BLAU married Dorothy A. Unknown
Edward H. BLAU died 1985 Woodmere, NY
Dorothy A. BLAU died 2000 Woodmere, NY

Any help or suggestions are welcome. We do have
occassional contact with France SPENCER-COTTER but she
has not been a help with information about the family.

Much thanks in advance,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

Researching >from this branch only:
BLAU - "Austria"
GLASSER - Boston
PERLMAN, WACHENBERG - Russia

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update on Morris MILLER Liquors & family #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Genners,

Leave it to JewishGen to help jump-start a [perceived]
brick wall situation. (How many metaphors can I mix
in one sentence?) I have received the best assistance
in the shortest amount of time possible. While I have
thanked those who have helped me individually, they
deserve group recognition for their wonderful
assistance.

In days I received: e-mails with remembrances of
Morris Miller's store, names of contacts who worked in
the liquor industry with the Millers, newspapers
clippings of obituaries and society notices about the
family, census information AND the name and phone
number of Morris Miller's surviving daughter-in-law.

I cannot say enough about the generosity of the
members of this group.

So, since I am going to be in the D.C. area this week,
I thought I'd run the names of another part of the
family past the group to see if anyone remembers these
people. I doubt if they are as well-known as Morris
Miller but here it goes.

My husband's great-grandmother brought her siblings
over >from "Austria" sometime after 1906. For reasons
that I do not know, while Gussie/Gittel GLASSER nee
BLAU b. 1889 resided in NYC, her sisters all moved to
D.C. Her brother Yitzak BLAU, remained in NYC.

So, does anyone remember:

Sara GERSTENFELD nee BLAU, married to Leon GERSTENFELD
Sara GERSTENFELD died 1977 Washington, DC
Leon Gerstenfeld died 1981 Washington, DC
children: Frances and Ann
Ann GERSTENFELD married Oscar SISLEN
Oscar SISLEN died 2001 Silver Spring, MD

Hilda SPENCER nee BLAU, married to ???? SPENCER
Hilda SPENCER died 1989 Albany, CA
child: Frances
Frances SPENCER married ???? COTTER [div]
Frances lives in Albany, CA

Pauline Unknown nee BLAU, married to husband Unknown
child: Ruth
Ruth Unknown married Harry H. BLUE
Harry BLUE died 1995 in Washington, DC

Isabelle GOTTLIEB nee BLAU, married to Max GOTTLIEB
Isabelle GOTTLIEB died 1973 Beverly Hills, CA
Max GOTTLIEB died 1986 Beverly Hills, CA

Yitzak BLAU m. wife Unknown
children: Edward H. and Ruth
Edward H. BLAU married Dorothy A. Unknown
Edward H. BLAU died 1985 Woodmere, NY
Dorothy A. BLAU died 2000 Woodmere, NY

Any help or suggestions are welcome. We do have
occassional contact with France SPENCER-COTTER but she
has not been a help with information about the family.

Much thanks in advance,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

Researching >from this branch only:
BLAU - "Austria"
GLASSER - Boston
PERLMAN, WACHENBERG - Russia

MODERATOR'S NOTE:
As have been successful in your research, you may wish
to mark this success by making a financial contribution
to the work of JewishGen.
For details of how you can support their work,
please go to
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Research at Jerusalem Conference #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final touches on
the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in Jerusalem. We have made
arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial Society] to enable you to
search for where your relatives might be buried in Jerusalem [only]. We are
posting a downloadable .pdf on our website:
http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf
This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as instructed on
the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the information will be
waiting for you. We will continue this service after the conference as
well, but preference until then will be given to those registered for the
conference.
Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for research
during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4 - 9 July will be as
follows:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-7:00 pm. Storerooms
(containing most of the books and all the archival material) close at 5:00
pm. but the reading room will remain open until 7:00pm.
Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30-12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00.
Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on the
computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be opened
according to need. The information desk at the entrance to the reading room
will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.
Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.
You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to our
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on "news" in
the left hand column!
See you in Jerusalem!
Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Research at Jerusalem Conference #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final touches on
the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in Jerusalem. We have made
arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial Society] to enable you to
search for where your relatives might be buried in Jerusalem [only]. We are
posting a downloadable .pdf on our website:
http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf
This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as instructed on
the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the information will be
waiting for you. We will continue this service after the conference as
well, but preference until then will be given to those registered for the
conference.
Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for research
during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4 - 9 July will be as
follows:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-7:00 pm. Storerooms
(containing most of the books and all the archival material) close at 5:00
pm. but the reading room will remain open until 7:00pm.
Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30-12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00.
Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on the
computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be opened
according to need. The information desk at the entrance to the reading room
will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.
Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.
You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to our
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on "news" in
the left hand column!
See you in Jerusalem!
Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Research at Jerusalem Conference #southafrica

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final touches on
the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in Jerusalem. We have made
arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial Society] to enable you to
search for where your relatives might be buried in Jerusalem [only]. We are
posting a downloadable .pdf on our website:
http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf
This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as instructed on
the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the information will be
waiting for you. We will continue this service after the conference as
well, but preference until then will be given to those registered for the
conference.
Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for research
during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4 - 9 July will be as
follows:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-7:00 pm. Storerooms
(containing most of the books and all the archival material) close at 5:00
pm. but the reading room will remain open until 7:00pm.
Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30-12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00.
Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on the
computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be opened
according to need. The information desk at the entrance to the reading room
will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.
Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.
You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to our
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on "news" in
the left hand column!
See you in Jerusalem!
Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Research at Jerusalem Conference #southafrica

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

As we are reaching the home stretch, we are putting the final touches on
the program for the Jewish Genealogy Conference in Jerusalem. We have made
arrangements with the Chevra Kadisha [Burial Society] to enable you to
search for where your relatives might be buried in Jerusalem [only]. We are
posting a downloadable .pdf on our website:
http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/Form-Jeru-Bur-Soc.pdf
This file should be printed, filled out and returned to us as instructed on
the form. When you arrive at the Conference, the information will be
waiting for you. We will continue this service after the conference as
well, but preference until then will be given to those registered for the
conference.
Yad Vashem has informed us that they have extended their hours for research
during the conference. Their hours for the week of 4 - 9 July will be as
follows:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-7:00 pm. Storerooms
(containing most of the books and all the archival material) close at 5:00
pm. but the reading room will remain open until 7:00pm.
Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Storerooms close at 3:30 pm.
Friday: 8:30-12:30. Storerooms close at 11:00.
Note: The names database and computerized indexes are available on the
computers in the reading room, and in extra rooms which will be opened
according to need. The information desk at the entrance to the reading room
will be able to direct you to these overflow rooms.
Our volunteers will be available to help you with foreign languages.
You can always find the latest news of the conference by going to our
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004 and clicking on "news" in
the left hand column!
See you in Jerusalem!
Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem, July 4-9, 2004
http://www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Tsadi-lamed-het #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone out there know when tsadi-lamed-het (tziyun lenefesh haya) is used
on a grave, rather than the usual peh-nun.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tsadi-lamed-het #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone out there know when tsadi-lamed-het (tziyun lenefesh haya) is used
on a grave, rather than the usual peh-nun.

Israel Pickholtz


JG tips: "Please reply privately" notes #general

Barbara Niederhoff <iamthewind@...>
 

Greetings again,

One of the givens of the Discussion Group is that you will see the
phrase, "Please reply privately." When a moderator adds this note, it is
often for one of these kinds of message:

1. ViewMate requests;
2. Questions about professional help or other commercial resources;
3. Questions that touch on genealogy, but for which the answers are
technically off-topic.

Occasionally, you'll see it used for another reason, but our goal is not
to overuse it.

On the other hand, sometimes the message-writer asks for private replies.
There are several possible reasons for this:

1. Following ViewMate instructions;
2. Questions about personal information, such as someone's e-mail
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3. Questions about professional help or other commercial resources;
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And there may be other reasons, known only to the message-writer.

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Request private replies *only* when a clear personal or procedural
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Also, if you know getting back to read the newsgroup is going to be
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Don't try to second-guess what's "on topic."

2. Readers:
When replying, please honor all requests for private replies,
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Thank you for your patience, and may all your questions find answers,

Barbara Niederhoff
for the JewishGen moderation team


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JG tips: "Please reply privately" notes #general

Barbara Niederhoff <iamthewind@...>
 

Greetings again,

One of the givens of the Discussion Group is that you will see the
phrase, "Please reply privately." When a moderator adds this note, it is
often for one of these kinds of message:

1. ViewMate requests;
2. Questions about professional help or other commercial resources;
3. Questions that touch on genealogy, but for which the answers are
technically off-topic.

Occasionally, you'll see it used for another reason, but our goal is not
to overuse it.

On the other hand, sometimes the message-writer asks for private replies.
There are several possible reasons for this:

1. Following ViewMate instructions;
2. Questions about personal information, such as someone's e-mail
address or whether anyone knows such-and-such relative;
3. Questions about professional help or other commercial resources;
4. Ease of receiving responses -- that is, the writer may not be
subscribed to the digest (or isn't reading it regularly);
5. Belief that the answer is not of interest to others, or that it may
be off topic;

And there may be other reasons, known only to the message-writer.

For numbers 4 & 5, the moderators can't know why a particular writer has
asked for private replies. We can't read minds. If the request is made,
we'll try to make sure it's honored because that may make a difference in
whether the writer even receives the responses. This doesn't necessarily
please other readers, who may also be interested in the answers.

And so, may I please ask the following of everyone:

1. Writers:
Request private replies *only* when a clear personal or procedural
reason exists. For example, if you're asking for a professional guide in
Poland, or for Cousin Nellie's phone number in Chicago, you may request
private replies. If you don't, it's no problem, because the moderator
can do it for you.
Also, if you know getting back to read the newsgroup is going to be
a problem & you need answers to go to your personal e-mail address,
that's fine -- ask for private replies & we will try to make sure they
get to you. It might be especially nice if you would offer to summarize
the replies you receive (in your own words, please!) and sending the
summary to the group.
Don't try to second-guess what's "on topic."

2. Readers:
When replying, please honor all requests for private replies,
whether they come >from the writer or >from the moderator. If the request
is >from the writer and you think the general public would benefit from
your answer, send a message both to the group & to the writer's e-mail
address. If the message cannot be posted for some reason that you didn't
foresee, the moderator will let you know.

Thank you for your patience, and may all your questions find answers,

Barbara Niederhoff
for the JewishGen moderation team


Tuszyn #general

JAP972@...
 

First I want to thank everybody for there help in putting my family back
together, now I'm hoping to find some survivors >from this once very large
family,if anybody knows of any of these family names would love to hear >from you,
SZWARC, HECHT, BLADY, CALA, SADOWSKI, WALD,& PIOTRKOWSKI,there are a few other
last names, but these were all close relatives to each other
Thank you all so much for your help
Jap972@aol.com
Sherry Schernbeck

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tuszyn #general

JAP972@...
 

First I want to thank everybody for there help in putting my family back
together, now I'm hoping to find some survivors >from this once very large
family,if anybody knows of any of these family names would love to hear >from you,
SZWARC, HECHT, BLADY, CALA, SADOWSKI, WALD,& PIOTRKOWSKI,there are a few other
last names, but these were all close relatives to each other
Thank you all so much for your help
Jap972@aol.com
Sherry Schernbeck

MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more
and more frequently. If you have not already done so, please log
onto www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter
and register all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you
learn about more names and places of origin, they can always be added, but
only **you** can keep your own listings up to date.


Eschkenazi family #general

Harvey <harvey@...>
 

Can anyone shed any light on the ESCHKENAZI family, who appear in Glasgow in
the Census of 1901? Joseph Eschkenazi and his wife Sarah (Spina) were both
born in Turkey, and married in Malta on 7 Sept 1889.

thanks

Harvey L Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Eschkenazi family #general

Harvey <harvey@...>
 

Can anyone shed any light on the ESCHKENAZI family, who appear in Glasgow in
the Census of 1901? Joseph Eschkenazi and his wife Sarah (Spina) were both
born in Turkey, and married in Malta on 7 Sept 1889.

thanks

Harvey L Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland