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Re: Trenton, NJ - Likely Cemetery #general

Paul M Lieberman <paulmlieberman@...>
 

Here's info on a pretty obscure cemetery for Jews in Trenton. I don't know the
name of this cemetery, but many of my Hungarian relatives who lived in Trenton
were buried there 1910-1925. It has both Jewish and Christian sections, and is, as
far as I know, not strictly Hungarian.

Take The New Jersey Turnpike to I-195 west toward Trenton, then I-295 north just 2
exits (exit 61AB). Take Arena Drive under the interstate, and continue about 1
mile. After it merges onto S. Olden Ave, turn left onto Cedar Lane, and then left
at Clover Ave. to find the entrance to the cemetary. There's a memorial company
there: Bracoloni Custom Memorials, 1044 Cedar Ln, Trenton, NJ 08610.
The Memorial company's phone number is (609) 393-9519.

- Paul M Lieberman


Philadelphia Cemeteries #general

Leonie Flack <mail@...>
 

I would like to thank all the 'genners' who responded so quickly to my request for
help on Philadelphia cemeteries. I have started the process of contacting some of
the cemeteries suggested and hope it won't be too long before I find his burial
place which may then lead me on to further research. It's nice to know that
there is so much help out there.

Leonie Flack
mail@...
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Trenton, NJ - Likely Cemetery #general

Paul M Lieberman <paulmlieberman@...>
 

Here's info on a pretty obscure cemetery for Jews in Trenton. I don't know the
name of this cemetery, but many of my Hungarian relatives who lived in Trenton
were buried there 1910-1925. It has both Jewish and Christian sections, and is, as
far as I know, not strictly Hungarian.

Take The New Jersey Turnpike to I-195 west toward Trenton, then I-295 north just 2
exits (exit 61AB). Take Arena Drive under the interstate, and continue about 1
mile. After it merges onto S. Olden Ave, turn left onto Cedar Lane, and then left
at Clover Ave. to find the entrance to the cemetary. There's a memorial company
there: Bracoloni Custom Memorials, 1044 Cedar Ln, Trenton, NJ 08610.
The Memorial company's phone number is (609) 393-9519.

- Paul M Lieberman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Philadelphia Cemeteries #general

Leonie Flack <mail@...>
 

I would like to thank all the 'genners' who responded so quickly to my request for
help on Philadelphia cemeteries. I have started the process of contacting some of
the cemeteries suggested and hope it won't be too long before I find his burial
place which may then lead me on to further research. It's nice to know that
there is so much help out there.

Leonie Flack
mail@...
London, UK


Re: Rabbinical/Tribe Question (ADLER, HALPERN, ALBER) #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

1. No. Just because a person is a rabbi, that does not make him a Cohen and vice
versa. Anyone of any tribe can and could be a rabbi (for Orthodox you can
exclude women). The Cohanim were priests in the temple and Leviim their
assistants; that does not give them 'rights' to be rabbi's or exclude anyone; one
has nothing to do with the other.

2. See 1.

3. Unless you can prove that all Alber's or all Adler's or whatever were related,
you cannot claim all of them in your family. Adler, eagle in German, may have
come >from a house sign - many house signs in many different towns before house
numbers. And anyone could have changed the family name >from whatever to Adler or
Alber or whatever else they chose.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"I have 3 questions:

1. Should I assume that if the Beider Poland Book lists a last name as
"Rabbinic", (examples of some names: ADLER, HALPERN, ALBER), that the members of
these family were >from the Kohanim tribe?

2. In the 18th and 19th centuries, were there Rabbi who were Levy's and
Israelites? Or just Kohanim?

3. Should I, also, assume that there were Rabbi in the ADLER, HALPERN, and ALBER
families that I am researching (18th and 19th century) or not necessarily?"


Re: Boston Jewish Advocate #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Hi Bea -

The following site has a list of all the Boston newspapers on microfilm at the
Boston Public library.

http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/BostonNewspapers.pdf

The Jewish Advocate was a weekly paper - the films start in 1905.

You might want to take a look at the the library's website to check on their hours
and availability of the films before you go.

Lisa Lepore

Can some one tell me where I can get to research the Boston Jewish Advocate
wedding announcements.
Bea Swart


Re: Boston Jewish Advocate #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>
 

Can some one tell me where I can get to research the Boston Jewish Advocate
wedding announcements.
Bea Swart
You can do this online at http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/

Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
aNOhsSPAMsha@... (remove NO SPAM)

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Tavrig,
Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: Subject: Help with Word Processing in Hebrew #general

Yehuda Berman <ybberman@...>
 

Putting the vowels into a Hebrew text is a lot of work, which is why most Hebrew
texts (except poetry, prayer, and books for young children) skip the vowels.
However, my Hebrew-language handbook for using WORD in OFFICE 2000 lists two ways
of putting in the vowels:

Method 1: Put on the NUM LOCK, press ALT and, using the numbers at the right-hand
side of the keyboard, simultaneously press the following series of numbers for
each vowel, as follows: 0192 = shva, 0193 = hataf segol, 0194 = hataf patah,
0195 = hataf kamatz, 0196 = hirik, 0197 = tzirei, 0198 = segol, 0199 = patah,
0200 = kamatz, 0201 = holam, 0203 = kubutz, 0204 = shuruk or dagesh, 0209 = dot on
the right side of the letter shin, 0210 = dot on the left side of the letter sin.
Method 1 is easiest when you put in vowels at the same time as consonants.

Method 2: Put on CAPS LOCK, then hold down SHIFT and simultaneously press on the
numbers appearing across the top of the keyboard, as follows: ~ = shva,
1 = hataf segol, 2 = hataf patah, 3 = hataf kamatz, 4 = hirik, 5 = tzirei,
6 = segol, 7 = patah, 8 = kamatz, - = holam, \ = kubutz, 0204 = shuruk or dagesh,
0 = dot on the right side of the letter “shin”, 9 = dot on the left side of the
letter “sin”.
Method 2 is easiest when you have already typed in the consonants and want to add
vowels.

Good luck,
Yehuda Berman
Efrat, Israel

<Is there a good program for writing Hebrew within word processors like Microsoft
word or WordPerfect? Everything that I have tried has not worked easily. I need
something that will put the vowels in the correct place.
Kenneth L. Packer>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rabbinical/Tribe Question (ADLER, HALPERN, ALBER) #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

1. No. Just because a person is a rabbi, that does not make him a Cohen and vice
versa. Anyone of any tribe can and could be a rabbi (for Orthodox you can
exclude women). The Cohanim were priests in the temple and Leviim their
assistants; that does not give them 'rights' to be rabbi's or exclude anyone; one
has nothing to do with the other.

2. See 1.

3. Unless you can prove that all Alber's or all Adler's or whatever were related,
you cannot claim all of them in your family. Adler, eagle in German, may have
come >from a house sign - many house signs in many different towns before house
numbers. And anyone could have changed the family name >from whatever to Adler or
Alber or whatever else they chose.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"I have 3 questions:

1. Should I assume that if the Beider Poland Book lists a last name as
"Rabbinic", (examples of some names: ADLER, HALPERN, ALBER), that the members of
these family were >from the Kohanim tribe?

2. In the 18th and 19th centuries, were there Rabbi who were Levy's and
Israelites? Or just Kohanim?

3. Should I, also, assume that there were Rabbi in the ADLER, HALPERN, and ALBER
families that I am researching (18th and 19th century) or not necessarily?"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Boston Jewish Advocate #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Hi Bea -

The following site has a list of all the Boston newspapers on microfilm at the
Boston Public library.

http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/BostonNewspapers.pdf

The Jewish Advocate was a weekly paper - the films start in 1905.

You might want to take a look at the the library's website to check on their hours
and availability of the films before you go.

Lisa Lepore

Can some one tell me where I can get to research the Boston Jewish Advocate
wedding announcements.
Bea Swart


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Boston Jewish Advocate #general

Alan <aNOhsSPAMsha@...>
 

Can some one tell me where I can get to research the Boston Jewish Advocate
wedding announcements.
Bea Swart
You can do this online at http://www.thejewishadvocate.com/

Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
aNOhsSPAMsha@... (remove NO SPAM)

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Tavrig,
Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Subject: Help with Word Processing in Hebrew #general

Yehuda Berman <ybberman@...>
 

Putting the vowels into a Hebrew text is a lot of work, which is why most Hebrew
texts (except poetry, prayer, and books for young children) skip the vowels.
However, my Hebrew-language handbook for using WORD in OFFICE 2000 lists two ways
of putting in the vowels:

Method 1: Put on the NUM LOCK, press ALT and, using the numbers at the right-hand
side of the keyboard, simultaneously press the following series of numbers for
each vowel, as follows: 0192 = shva, 0193 = hataf segol, 0194 = hataf patah,
0195 = hataf kamatz, 0196 = hirik, 0197 = tzirei, 0198 = segol, 0199 = patah,
0200 = kamatz, 0201 = holam, 0203 = kubutz, 0204 = shuruk or dagesh, 0209 = dot on
the right side of the letter shin, 0210 = dot on the left side of the letter sin.
Method 1 is easiest when you put in vowels at the same time as consonants.

Method 2: Put on CAPS LOCK, then hold down SHIFT and simultaneously press on the
numbers appearing across the top of the keyboard, as follows: ~ = shva,
1 = hataf segol, 2 = hataf patah, 3 = hataf kamatz, 4 = hirik, 5 = tzirei,
6 = segol, 7 = patah, 8 = kamatz, - = holam, \ = kubutz, 0204 = shuruk or dagesh,
0 = dot on the right side of the letter “shin”, 9 = dot on the left side of the
letter “sin”.
Method 2 is easiest when you have already typed in the consonants and want to add
vowels.

Good luck,
Yehuda Berman
Efrat, Israel

<Is there a good program for writing Hebrew within word processors like Microsoft
word or WordPerfect? Everything that I have tried has not worked easily. I need
something that will put the vowels in the correct place.
Kenneth L. Packer>


Re: LINCOLN and Jewish Ancestry - Another Angle? #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Another possibility was mentioned in a recent message concerning Jewish genes and
Jewish ancestry appearing in a DNA forum. The author of the message was
referencing Stern's "First Jewish Families." and stated that she was abbreviating
a long reference:

"(p.119) In America by 1767, Moses Hyams of Poland marries Judith Isaacs of
Germany. Their lineage continues through a Solomon and a Ricardo onward to Polock,
Nordhaus, Bensadon, to Alexander, Denison, Morris, Connaly, Tucker, Tillman onward
to a Dr. Isaac Ambrose who marries the daughter of John Blair Smith, who has a
daughter who marries Robert S. Todd of Lexington, Kentucky, whose daughter Mary
Todd marries Abraham Lincoln."

The same author listed the Jewish ancestry of numerous non-Jewish individuals, all
referenced to Stern's book.

I do not have Stern's book or I would have checked the reference.
I'm sure a number of JewishGen participants can access the book.
It may possibly provide the flip side to the Post's story.
Just a somewhat curious note to this discussion.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@...


Re: Abe LINCOLN Update-Mordechai #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Early English settlers in the US used a lot of biblical names. Every 'Old
Testament' name, it seems, was used. These names are still popular with the
fairly isolated 'hillbilly'/Appalachian communities. I know a woman who's
ancestors came >from West Virginia in the 1700's' she thinks they were Jewish
because one was named Reuben Israel. Like Mordechai, that is not proof of
religion or ethnic origin. Anyone might have any name - Moises Alou is not
Jewish, just because he is named Moses either.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"And, speaking empirically, have any of you ever heard of man named "Mordechai"
who was not Jewish? There seems to be no dispute among scholars that this really
was Lincoln's great-grandfather's name."


Re: Rabbinical/Tribe Question (ADLER, HALPERN, ALBER) #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/15/2005 11:32:39 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
trovato@... writes:

In the case of the three names you mention, I'd guess (and I mean, guess) that
ADLER was taken as a required surname more often than HALPERN or ALBER, the
latter of which was often a variant of the (often) Rabbinic name
HALBERSTADT/HALBERSTAM.

==Adler is German for Eagle. Many were named after a dwelling home designated
with an eagle portrait

==Halpern designated people whose ancestry was in the German town Heilbronn

==Alber might be a variant of ALBERT, the Spanish Albo (=white), or as Roger
Lustig suggests, >from Halberstam, Halberstadt or any other name or location,
including Heilbronn.

==In addition to COHEN, KOHEN, KAGAN, AARONSON etc. there are some family names
associated with Kohanim. RAPPAPORT is one, and they're actually named after a
crow.

==My Bernet family is Levites--but the only ones that produced a chain of rabbis
were the Frensdorff branch--named after our ancestral village.

==I do think that Levites have produced an inordinately high number of rabbinic
families: MAINZER/MENZ (after a German city), EPSTEIN (originally Benveniste who
took their new name >from an Austrian village after the expulsion >from Spain),
HOROWITZ/GUREVITCH (after a Moravian village), BAMBERGER (German town). But that
may have had familial-economic reasons--or it may be my prejudiced perception

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LINCOLN and Jewish Ancestry - Another Angle? #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Another possibility was mentioned in a recent message concerning Jewish genes and
Jewish ancestry appearing in a DNA forum. The author of the message was
referencing Stern's "First Jewish Families." and stated that she was abbreviating
a long reference:

"(p.119) In America by 1767, Moses Hyams of Poland marries Judith Isaacs of
Germany. Their lineage continues through a Solomon and a Ricardo onward to Polock,
Nordhaus, Bensadon, to Alexander, Denison, Morris, Connaly, Tucker, Tillman onward
to a Dr. Isaac Ambrose who marries the daughter of John Blair Smith, who has a
daughter who marries Robert S. Todd of Lexington, Kentucky, whose daughter Mary
Todd marries Abraham Lincoln."

The same author listed the Jewish ancestry of numerous non-Jewish individuals, all
referenced to Stern's book.

I do not have Stern's book or I would have checked the reference.
I'm sure a number of JewishGen participants can access the book.
It may possibly provide the flip side to the Post's story.
Just a somewhat curious note to this discussion.

Best wishes,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
schelly@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Abe LINCOLN Update-Mordechai #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Early English settlers in the US used a lot of biblical names. Every 'Old
Testament' name, it seems, was used. These names are still popular with the
fairly isolated 'hillbilly'/Appalachian communities. I know a woman who's
ancestors came >from West Virginia in the 1700's' she thinks they were Jewish
because one was named Reuben Israel. Like Mordechai, that is not proof of
religion or ethnic origin. Anyone might have any name - Moises Alou is not
Jewish, just because he is named Moses either.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ

"And, speaking empirically, have any of you ever heard of man named "Mordechai"
who was not Jewish? There seems to be no dispute among scholars that this really
was Lincoln's great-grandfather's name."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rabbinical/Tribe Question (ADLER, HALPERN, ALBER) #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/15/2005 11:32:39 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
trovato@... writes:

In the case of the three names you mention, I'd guess (and I mean, guess) that
ADLER was taken as a required surname more often than HALPERN or ALBER, the
latter of which was often a variant of the (often) Rabbinic name
HALBERSTADT/HALBERSTAM.

==Adler is German for Eagle. Many were named after a dwelling home designated
with an eagle portrait

==Halpern designated people whose ancestry was in the German town Heilbronn

==Alber might be a variant of ALBERT, the Spanish Albo (=white), or as Roger
Lustig suggests, >from Halberstam, Halberstadt or any other name or location,
including Heilbronn.

==In addition to COHEN, KOHEN, KAGAN, AARONSON etc. there are some family names
associated with Kohanim. RAPPAPORT is one, and they're actually named after a
crow.

==My Bernet family is Levites--but the only ones that produced a chain of rabbis
were the Frensdorff branch--named after our ancestral village.

==I do think that Levites have produced an inordinately high number of rabbinic
families: MAINZER/MENZ (after a German city), EPSTEIN (originally Benveniste who
took their new name >from an Austrian village after the expulsion >from Spain),
HOROWITZ/GUREVITCH (after a Moravian village), BAMBERGER (German town). But that
may have had familial-economic reasons--or it may be my prejudiced perception

Michael Bernet, New York


SITE CITE: 1885 Posen business directory #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Several messages were recently posted to the GaliciaSIG describing the
discovery of a 1912 Galician telephone directory on the website of the
Digital Library of Wielkopolska by GaliciaSIGger Grzegorz Gembala.
Searching the collection of the Digital Library, it appears that there are
also many address and business directories for Posen. For example, an 1885
business directory for Posen can be found at:

http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=2720&dirids=1

Clicking on "ksiega adresowa," which appears on that page next to
"Resource Type" brings up a list of several other directories for Posen.

I have no experience with Posen research, so I do not know if these resources
are well-known. Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks kleinwaks@... near Washington, D.C.


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE: 1885 Posen business directory #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Several messages were recently posted to the GaliciaSIG describing the
discovery of a 1912 Galician telephone directory on the website of the
Digital Library of Wielkopolska by GaliciaSIGger Grzegorz Gembala.
Searching the collection of the Digital Library, it appears that there are
also many address and business directories for Posen. For example, an 1885
business directory for Posen can be found at:

http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=2720&dirids=1

Clicking on "ksiega adresowa," which appears on that page next to
"Resource Type" brings up a list of several other directories for Posen.

I have no experience with Posen research, so I do not know if these resources
are well-known. Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks kleinwaks@... near Washington, D.C.