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Re: re Cowan/Schneiderman from Latvia #latvia

larry216194116@...
 

Anne

Try this site.

http://www.balticgen.com/

Larry De Witt
Allen, Texas , USA

Anne Brest wrote:
Is there an online map of Latvia that I can access? I am looking for the
whereabouts of three places. Friederichstad, Courland, Latvia, Chesnik
(Jesnik) Latvia, and finally a place nobody has ever heard of called Niara,
Latvia.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: re Cowan/Schneiderman from Latvia #latvia

larry216194116@...
 

Anne

Try this site.

http://www.balticgen.com/

Larry De Witt
Allen, Texas , USA

Anne Brest wrote:
Is there an online map of Latvia that I can access? I am looking for the
whereabouts of three places. Friederichstad, Courland, Latvia, Chesnik
(Jesnik) Latvia, and finally a place nobody has ever heard of called Niara,
Latvia.


Re: re Cowan/Schneiderman from Latvia #latvia

Dinberg Donna <donna.dinberg@...>
 

Anne,

For Niara, you might try Lithuania. There are two D-M matches in
ShtetlSeeker, one of which (NAIRIAI) is very close to the Latvia-
Lithuania border.

(I am obliged to note that opinions here are personal and do not
necessarily reflect those of my employer.)

Donna Dinberg
Librarian, JGS of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
donna.dinberg@lac-bac.gc.ca

Is there an online map of Latvia that I can access? I am
looking for the whereabouts of three places. Friederichstad,
Courland, Latvia, Chesnik
(Jesnik) Latvia, and finally a place nobody has ever heard of
called Niara, Latvia. Is there a place called Niara?


Latvia SIG #Latvia RE: re Cowan/Schneiderman from Latvia #latvia

Dinberg Donna <donna.dinberg@...>
 

Anne,

For Niara, you might try Lithuania. There are two D-M matches in
ShtetlSeeker, one of which (NAIRIAI) is very close to the Latvia-
Lithuania border.

(I am obliged to note that opinions here are personal and do not
necessarily reflect those of my employer.)

Donna Dinberg
Librarian, JGS of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
donna.dinberg@lac-bac.gc.ca

Is there an online map of Latvia that I can access? I am
looking for the whereabouts of three places. Friederichstad,
Courland, Latvia, Chesnik
(Jesnik) Latvia, and finally a place nobody has ever heard of
called Niara, Latvia. Is there a place called Niara?


Rav Eliyahu Horodesky #galicia

Israel P
 

Rav Juda Gershon Pikholz wrote a lengthy eulogy for Rav Eliyahu Horodesky av
bet din of Drohobycz who died in 5644 (1883). He refers to him as kin, and more
specifically "shelishi beshelishi im avi." - that is, his father's second cousin.
The eulogy appears an appendix to his book Hiddushei HaGershunni.

Does anyone have information on how these families might be connected? Rav
Juda Gershon's father was Israel-Yoel ben Pinkas and Sara-Rivka and his mother
was Jutte-Chana, daughter of R' David-Zeev (Ashkenazy?) of Lwow.

Israel Pickholtz


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rav Eliyahu Horodesky #galicia

Israel P
 

Rav Juda Gershon Pikholz wrote a lengthy eulogy for Rav Eliyahu Horodesky av
bet din of Drohobycz who died in 5644 (1883). He refers to him as kin, and more
specifically "shelishi beshelishi im avi." - that is, his father's second cousin.
The eulogy appears an appendix to his book Hiddushei HaGershunni.

Does anyone have information on how these families might be connected? Rav
Juda Gershon's father was Israel-Yoel ben Pinkas and Sara-Rivka and his mother
was Jutte-Chana, daughter of R' David-Zeev (Ashkenazy?) of Lwow.

Israel Pickholtz


Re: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs? #general

Nachum Tuchman <nachum@...>
 

Hi,

There have been many posts about SSN applications. The archives may
help you find other information.

For $27 you can get a photo copy of the original application. Go for
the application and not the other option, the name of which
eludes me, even though it is $2 cheaper. There are places for date of
birth, place of birth, parent's names and mother's maiden name. There
is nothing on immigration data. There is also information on address
and place of employment.

However, applications were not necessarily filled out completely or
correctly. On my maternal mother's parent's applications
I did get their mother's (my GGM's) maiden names, as well as the 'exact'
(on the assumption that they are correct) town of birth,
and birthdate. On my father's father's application, I got less
information. >from the handwriting, and the fact that my GF barely
spoke English, I am certain that my late aunt filled out the form, and
had my GF sign it. The signature matches my GF's signature on his
petition for citizenship. It has unknown for my GGM's maiden name, and
a birthdate that is different than that which appears on my GF's
petition for citizenship.

To order an application, go back to the website that you used to find
the Soc Sec #. There is a link to download and print a letter
requesting the original application. The address to send the request
to, in Baltimore, I believe, is on the top of the letter.

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: S. Micah Salb [mailto:msalb@lsslawyers.com]=20
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 5:08 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs?

I have a few relatives for whom I've found Social Security Numbers >from SS Death
Records. But I haven't found any use for these SSNs. How can I use SSNs to
advance to other information, such as place of birth and parent names and
immigration data and so on?

Micah Salb
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs? #general

Nachum Tuchman <nachum@...>
 

Hi,

There have been many posts about SSN applications. The archives may
help you find other information.

For $27 you can get a photo copy of the original application. Go for
the application and not the other option, the name of which
eludes me, even though it is $2 cheaper. There are places for date of
birth, place of birth, parent's names and mother's maiden name. There
is nothing on immigration data. There is also information on address
and place of employment.

However, applications were not necessarily filled out completely or
correctly. On my maternal mother's parent's applications
I did get their mother's (my GGM's) maiden names, as well as the 'exact'
(on the assumption that they are correct) town of birth,
and birthdate. On my father's father's application, I got less
information. >from the handwriting, and the fact that my GF barely
spoke English, I am certain that my late aunt filled out the form, and
had my GF sign it. The signature matches my GF's signature on his
petition for citizenship. It has unknown for my GGM's maiden name, and
a birthdate that is different than that which appears on my GF's
petition for citizenship.

To order an application, go back to the website that you used to find
the Soc Sec #. There is a link to download and print a letter
requesting the original application. The address to send the request
to, in Baltimore, I believe, is on the top of the letter.

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: S. Micah Salb [mailto:msalb@lsslawyers.com]=20
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 5:08 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs?

I have a few relatives for whom I've found Social Security Numbers >from SS Death
Records. But I haven't found any use for these SSNs. How can I use SSNs to
advance to other information, such as place of birth and parent names and
immigration data and so on?

Micah Salb
Washington, D.C.


JFRA Israel - Tel Aviv - Tuesday, 8 March #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Israel's Tel Aviv branch invites researchers to its next meeting.

7.30 pm, Tuesday, March 8
Bet Shalom, 2 Shir St., Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv residents Barbara and Dov Biran travelled to Vilna and environs on
a search for roots. Barbara will speak on their trip and and present two
videos.
Dov Biran is a founding JFRA Israel member.

JFRA members/Bet Shalom residents: no charge; others: NIS 10.

Information: Chair Hinda Solomon, hinda@genealogy.org.il

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net


JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wednesday, 9 March #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Israel invites all researchers to its next meeting.

7pm, Wednesday, March 9
Bet Fischer
5 Klausner St.
Ra'anana

The JFRA Genealogy Reference Library will be open for research (bring pencil
and paper!).
JFRA experts will also assist in problem solving, so bring along records or
questions.
We'd also like to hear about your recent successes, which will certainly
encourage everyone to keep working.

Information: Chair Ingrid Rockberger, ingrid@genealogy.org.il

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Tel Aviv - Tuesday, 8 March #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Israel's Tel Aviv branch invites researchers to its next meeting.

7.30 pm, Tuesday, March 8
Bet Shalom, 2 Shir St., Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv residents Barbara and Dov Biran travelled to Vilna and environs on
a search for roots. Barbara will speak on their trip and and present two
videos.
Dov Biran is a founding JFRA Israel member.

JFRA members/Bet Shalom residents: no charge; others: NIS 10.

Information: Chair Hinda Solomon, hinda@genealogy.org.il

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wednesday, 9 March #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

JFRA Israel invites all researchers to its next meeting.

7pm, Wednesday, March 9
Bet Fischer
5 Klausner St.
Ra'anana

The JFRA Genealogy Reference Library will be open for research (bring pencil
and paper!).
JFRA experts will also assist in problem solving, so bring along records or
questions.
We'd also like to hear about your recent successes, which will certainly
encourage everyone to keep working.

Information: Chair Ingrid Rockberger, ingrid@genealogy.org.il

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net


JFRA Israel - Herzliya - Monday, 7 March #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

7.30 pm, Monday, 7 March
Beth Protea
5 Asher Barash St.
Herzliya

This evening will be a self-help experience for the residents of Beth
Protea, the Anglo retirement community. JFRA members will assist residents
to fill in family trees, answer questions, demonstrate Jewish genealogy on
the internet and much more.

JFRA members/Beth Protea residents: no charge.

Information: Coordinator Channi Hurwitz, channi@genealogy.org.il.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Herzliya - Monday, 7 March #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

7.30 pm, Monday, 7 March
Beth Protea
5 Asher Barash St.
Herzliya

This evening will be a self-help experience for the residents of Beth
Protea, the Anglo retirement community. JFRA members will assist residents
to fill in family trees, answer questions, demonstrate Jewish genealogy on
the internet and much more.

JFRA members/Beth Protea residents: no charge.

Information: Coordinator Channi Hurwitz, channi@genealogy.org.il.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@genealogy.org.il
schelly@allrelative.net


Rav Eliyahu Horodesky #rabbinic

Israel P
 

Rav Juda Gershon PIKHOLZ wrote a lengthy eulogy for Rav Eliyahu
HORODESKY av bet din of Drohobycz who died in 5644 (1883). He refers
to him as kin, and more specifically "shelishi beshelishi im avi." -
that is, his father's second cousin. The eulogy appears an appendix
to his book Hiddushei HaGershunni.

Does anyone have information on how these families might be
connected? Rav Juda Gershon's father was Israel-Yoel ben Pinkas and
Sara-Rivka and his mother was Jutte-Chana, daughter of R' David-Zeev
(Ashkenazy?) of Lwow.

Israel Pickholtz


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Eliyahu Horodesky #rabbinic

Israel P
 

Rav Juda Gershon PIKHOLZ wrote a lengthy eulogy for Rav Eliyahu
HORODESKY av bet din of Drohobycz who died in 5644 (1883). He refers
to him as kin, and more specifically "shelishi beshelishi im avi." -
that is, his father's second cousin. The eulogy appears an appendix
to his book Hiddushei HaGershunni.

Does anyone have information on how these families might be
connected? Rav Juda Gershon's father was Israel-Yoel ben Pinkas and
Sara-Rivka and his mother was Jutte-Chana, daughter of R' David-Zeev
(Ashkenazy?) of Lwow.

Israel Pickholtz


Re: 1950s Brooklyn, NY Phone Directory Information #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Group,

Gay Lynne Kegan wrote, "I have a Brooklyn, New York phone number for
Anna MITELBERG >from the 1950s, which begins with the exchange "EV". If
you are familiar with how to locate an address...

And Josh Backon continued... "I believe the cross-directory in the
Brooklyn Public Library would allow you to locate an address >from a phone
number. [This is a phone directory but numerical: thus you'd have EV1
1111, followed by EV1 1112, etc.]"

And then Dick Plotz added, "Actually, Brooklyn was divided (at roughly
the level of Prospect Park) into a northern and a southern half, and
exchanges were assigned to one half or the other..."

For U.S. residents seeking more addresses >from old phone numbers, I
urge you to ask at your local library. Most libraries don't have old out
of town phone books, but many belong to the same interlibrary loan group,
and therefore can get them (often on microfilm) and can sometimes tell you
on the spot what's available. The usual turnaround time for obtaining the
microfilm is three or four weeks. The main branch of the New York Public
Libary has old New York phone books, and exchanges information with
libraries that lend to it. (Believe it or not, they don't have every book
in the world, and they borrow, too.) This is also useful for out of town
newspapers, too.

The type of directory for a reverse phone look-up is also called a
Coles directory. I believe they came into use at different times in
different places, and I must state that I don't know if they were in use
by 1950 or when they started.

By the 1970's at the latest, telephone exchanges certainly divided
Brooklyn into northern and southern halves, at about its geographical
midsection. The other boroughs were also divided into two or three large
areas each. However, I believe that earlier (in the 1940's), they were
limited to more circumscribed areas. For instance, SH-3 (SHeepshead-3)
was originally in the area of Sheepshead Bay, although as Dick Plotz also
stated, you can't always tell the neighborhood >from the exchange, and the
names of many had nothing to do with the neighborhood. By the 1970's,
ESplanade (a southern Brooklyn exchange) was used as far away >from the
Brooklyn esplanade as possible, all the way down to Coney Island and
Brighton Beach. Again, I must emphasize that I don't know when the change
from small to larger areas was made, or even whether it was sudden or
gradual.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1950s Brooklyn, NY Phone Directory Information #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Group,

Gay Lynne Kegan wrote, "I have a Brooklyn, New York phone number for
Anna MITELBERG >from the 1950s, which begins with the exchange "EV". If
you are familiar with how to locate an address...

And Josh Backon continued... "I believe the cross-directory in the
Brooklyn Public Library would allow you to locate an address >from a phone
number. [This is a phone directory but numerical: thus you'd have EV1
1111, followed by EV1 1112, etc.]"

And then Dick Plotz added, "Actually, Brooklyn was divided (at roughly
the level of Prospect Park) into a northern and a southern half, and
exchanges were assigned to one half or the other..."

For U.S. residents seeking more addresses >from old phone numbers, I
urge you to ask at your local library. Most libraries don't have old out
of town phone books, but many belong to the same interlibrary loan group,
and therefore can get them (often on microfilm) and can sometimes tell you
on the spot what's available. The usual turnaround time for obtaining the
microfilm is three or four weeks. The main branch of the New York Public
Libary has old New York phone books, and exchanges information with
libraries that lend to it. (Believe it or not, they don't have every book
in the world, and they borrow, too.) This is also useful for out of town
newspapers, too.

The type of directory for a reverse phone look-up is also called a
Coles directory. I believe they came into use at different times in
different places, and I must state that I don't know if they were in use
by 1950 or when they started.

By the 1970's at the latest, telephone exchanges certainly divided
Brooklyn into northern and southern halves, at about its geographical
midsection. The other boroughs were also divided into two or three large
areas each. However, I believe that earlier (in the 1940's), they were
limited to more circumscribed areas. For instance, SH-3 (SHeepshead-3)
was originally in the area of Sheepshead Bay, although as Dick Plotz also
stated, you can't always tell the neighborhood >from the exchange, and the
names of many had nothing to do with the neighborhood. By the 1970's,
ESplanade (a southern Brooklyn exchange) was used as far away >from the
Brooklyn esplanade as possible, all the way down to Coney Island and
Brighton Beach. Again, I must emphasize that I don't know when the change
from small to larger areas was made, or even whether it was sudden or
gradual.

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Re: SUDVARG, Beltsy #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Yes, there are films >from Beltsy available >from the
Family History Library. They include births >from 1845
to 1910, marriages >from 1863 to 1910, deaths >from 1854
to 1908 and family lists >from 1855 to 1869. The
records do Not include all years. The records are in
Cyrillic and Hebrew script. These records have been
requested for inclusion in the Kishinev Vital Records
Project and will be transliterated and added to the
All Romanian database on JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/.

If you are able to help transliterate either Cyrillic
or Hebrew script and want to help with this project
please contact me.

Bob Wascou
Kishinev Vital Records Project Cordinator


Bernard SIVAK, Ann Arbor , MI wrote:

Lookiing for info on family SUDVARG near/ in Beltsy ;
Baruch S. probably died in
about 1900 and my widowed GM emigrated to NYC in 1905
under a different name found
in EIDB. Are the archives >from Moldova available ?
The Romanian DB elicited
nothing.[DUMA voter list]
Are there roll films for the vital stats >from LDS
[metricals]?

Bernard SIVAK, Ann Arbor , MI
JGFF Code 51151


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: SUDVARG, Beltsy #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Yes, there are films >from Beltsy available >from the
Family History Library. They include births >from 1845
to 1910, marriages >from 1863 to 1910, deaths >from 1854
to 1908 and family lists >from 1855 to 1869. The
records do Not include all years. The records are in
Cyrillic and Hebrew script. These records have been
requested for inclusion in the Kishinev Vital Records
Project and will be transliterated and added to the
All Romanian database on JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/.

If you are able to help transliterate either Cyrillic
or Hebrew script and want to help with this project
please contact me.

Bob Wascou
Kishinev Vital Records Project Cordinator


Bernard SIVAK, Ann Arbor , MI wrote:

Lookiing for info on family SUDVARG near/ in Beltsy ;
Baruch S. probably died in
about 1900 and my widowed GM emigrated to NYC in 1905
under a different name found
in EIDB. Are the archives >from Moldova available ?
The Romanian DB elicited
nothing.[DUMA voter list]
Are there roll films for the vital stats >from LDS
[metricals]?

Bernard SIVAK, Ann Arbor , MI
JGFF Code 51151