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FindUSA #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

FindUSA has been added to the package of online databases
offered by the Godfrey Memorial Library www.godfrey.org.

FindUSA, available only through libraries, is a
powerful people-finding resource that displays birth dates,
relatives' and neighbors' names, past and current addresses,
and property information.

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FindUSA #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

FindUSA has been added to the package of online databases
offered by the Godfrey Memorial Library www.godfrey.org.

FindUSA, available only through libraries, is a
powerful people-finding resource that displays birth dates,
relatives' and neighbors' names, past and current addresses,
and property information.

Renee

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us


Acrostics on tombtones #belarus

Martin Fischer
 

Charles Nydorf asked about acrostics on tombstones in Belarus and elsewhere.

My great-grandfather Eliezar Kagan had one on his tombstone in Pinsk,
Belarus. The acrostic was translated as "Eliezar the Faithful."
To see a photo and a translation of his entire tombstone eulogy, see the
fifth item on this page >from my Web site:

http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/Pinsk%20Letters.htm


Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Belarus SIG #Belarus Acrostics on tombtones #belarus

Martin Fischer
 

Charles Nydorf asked about acrostics on tombstones in Belarus and elsewhere.

My great-grandfather Eliezar Kagan had one on his tombstone in Pinsk,
Belarus. The acrostic was translated as "Eliezar the Faithful."
To see a photo and a translation of his entire tombstone eulogy, see the
fifth item on this page >from my Web site:

http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/Pinsk%20Letters.htm


Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


-----------
The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/


Passengers on the Baloeran ex Rotterdam Feb 18 1939 #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

The web site below enables a search of passengers and dutch ships. As many
of our ancestors fled Europe by this means you may find it useful source of
records.

http://d-compu.dyndns.org/Passagiers/default.asp

I have recently obtained a list of passengers on the Baloeran that departed
from Rotterdam on Feb 18 1939 to various destinations including Port Said
and others on the way to Batavia. My grandparents were on this vessel as
the first leg of their escape >from Germany to Australia.

I have studied the list and identified what I believe to be other Jewish
names. I have listed these below. Anyone with an interest in these names
or other aspects of this list are welcome to contact me for more details.
I may have missed some or included ones that are not of Jewish heritage as well.

Block
Blum
Blumenthal
Boas - Reiche
Boas
Gelderblom
Ginsberg
Glaserfeld
Goldschmidt
Hertzberg
Hirsch
Jacob
Katz
Kopstein
Kugel
Mens
Metsch
Meyer
Pariser
Rietberg
Rosendahl
Rosenkranz
Rubin
Sanders
Scheinmann
Schiff
Schwarz
Sternberg
Tichauer
Ulmer
Weiss
Wieslander
Weis


Regards Geoff Kaiser Melbourne AUSTRALIA <geoff_kaiser@hotmail.com>


German SIG #Germany Passengers on the Baloeran ex Rotterdam Feb 18 1939 #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

The web site below enables a search of passengers and dutch ships. As many
of our ancestors fled Europe by this means you may find it useful source of
records.

http://d-compu.dyndns.org/Passagiers/default.asp

I have recently obtained a list of passengers on the Baloeran that departed
from Rotterdam on Feb 18 1939 to various destinations including Port Said
and others on the way to Batavia. My grandparents were on this vessel as
the first leg of their escape >from Germany to Australia.

I have studied the list and identified what I believe to be other Jewish
names. I have listed these below. Anyone with an interest in these names
or other aspects of this list are welcome to contact me for more details.
I may have missed some or included ones that are not of Jewish heritage as well.

Block
Blum
Blumenthal
Boas - Reiche
Boas
Gelderblom
Ginsberg
Glaserfeld
Goldschmidt
Hertzberg
Hirsch
Jacob
Katz
Kopstein
Kugel
Mens
Metsch
Meyer
Pariser
Rietberg
Rosendahl
Rosenkranz
Rubin
Sanders
Scheinmann
Schiff
Schwarz
Sternberg
Tichauer
Ulmer
Weiss
Wieslander
Weis


Regards Geoff Kaiser Melbourne AUSTRALIA <geoff_kaiser@hotmail.com>


Re: Map of Ukraine. #general

Susan&David
 

Try http://www.fallingrain.com/world/

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Daryn Beth wrote:

Hi Genners,
Where can I find a map of Ukraine showing the villages
of Zvenigorodka and Lysyanka, Kiever Gubernya?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Map of Ukraine. #general

Susan&David
 

Try http://www.fallingrain.com/world/

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Daryn Beth wrote:

Hi Genners,
Where can I find a map of Ukraine showing the villages
of Zvenigorodka and Lysyanka, Kiever Gubernya?


Re: Kolo, Poland. City map from around 1900-10? #general

Ted <tmargulis@...>
 

Kirsten: you might try this map, though it isn't >from the time period
you want 1900 - 1910. The site might lead you to a better map.

http://www.cs.put.poznan.pl/poznan/

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
tmargulis@dc.rr.com
Palm Desert, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kolo, Poland. City map from around 1900-10? #general

Ted <tmargulis@...>
 

Kirsten: you might try this map, though it isn't >from the time period
you want 1900 - 1910. The site might lead you to a better map.

http://www.cs.put.poznan.pl/poznan/

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
tmargulis@dc.rr.com
Palm Desert, CA


Re-introduction STEINER of Kojetin and Bratislava #austria-czech

Avraham Steiner <avi6@...>
 

Dear researchers.
It has been awhile since I described my family research interests to the
SIG, so I am responding to the request for re-introductions .

Since 1990 I have been researching the history of the Jews of Kojetin.

At first my research was of a personal family genealogical nature. My
great grandfather Zigmund STEINER (1821 - 1908), was born in Kojetin, but
moved to Bratislava where he founded an antiquarian book store, which became
very well known, and indeed is still being conducted today by my aunt.

You can read about our family in these links :

http://www.slovakspectator.sk/clanok-13971.html ( English)
http://juedische.rundschau.ch/showart.asp?ID=763 (German)

While working on my specific private genealogical research,
I became more and more interested in the wider history of Kojetin's Jews
as a whole. I have thus managed to collect a variety of documents and
photos about Kojetin , including the photos of Judaica Objects which
originated in Kojetin and are now held in the Prague Jewish Museum.
THe story of Kojetin can be found at :

http://members.tripod.com/~A30s/kojetin1.html
and
http://www.bh.org.il/swj/general.php?places=5&;language=1

If you have any information about Kojetin Jews Please send it to me.

Avraham Steiner
Jerusalem


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re-introduction STEINER of Kojetin and Bratislava #austria-czech

Avraham Steiner <avi6@...>
 

Dear researchers.
It has been awhile since I described my family research interests to the
SIG, so I am responding to the request for re-introductions .

Since 1990 I have been researching the history of the Jews of Kojetin.

At first my research was of a personal family genealogical nature. My
great grandfather Zigmund STEINER (1821 - 1908), was born in Kojetin, but
moved to Bratislava where he founded an antiquarian book store, which became
very well known, and indeed is still being conducted today by my aunt.

You can read about our family in these links :

http://www.slovakspectator.sk/clanok-13971.html ( English)
http://juedische.rundschau.ch/showart.asp?ID=763 (German)

While working on my specific private genealogical research,
I became more and more interested in the wider history of Kojetin's Jews
as a whole. I have thus managed to collect a variety of documents and
photos about Kojetin , including the photos of Judaica Objects which
originated in Kojetin and are now held in the Prague Jewish Museum.
THe story of Kojetin can be found at :

http://members.tripod.com/~A30s/kojetin1.html
and
http://www.bh.org.il/swj/general.php?places=5&;language=1

If you have any information about Kojetin Jews Please send it to me.

Avraham Steiner
Jerusalem


"A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania" #lithuania

GDLProject@...
 

Congratulations to the JGS Great Britain for the publication of the
excellent "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania" by Sam Aaron
(sa@cumberland6.demon.co.uk ).

Sam is the coordinator of the Raseiniai District Research Group of the
LitvakSIG, and his personal research began even before the founding of
the LitvakSIG.

In addition to providing a wealth of more general Litvak research
information, Sam provides his own research as a highly informative case
study. He guides us through the sometimes confusing process of following
the paper trail of our ancestors, >from the 19th century all the way back
to the 1700s.

Sam provides a concise guide for the beginning, intermediate and advanced
Litvak researcher; a detailed description of the types of Jewish records
held by the Lithuanian archives, and how to use them; up to date information
for the most advanced researcher; where to search for your Lithuanian
ancestors on-line; tips on where to look for leads in the UK, USA, Israel
and South Africa.

It is an invaluable addition to all of our Litvak-libraries.

Thank you, Sam!

Information about this and other JGSGB publications are found under
"Publications" at www.jgsgb.org.uk.

David Hoffman
Grand Duchy Project
www.jewishfamilyhistoryfoundation.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania" #lithuania

GDLProject@...
 

Congratulations to the JGS Great Britain for the publication of the
excellent "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania" by Sam Aaron
(sa@cumberland6.demon.co.uk ).

Sam is the coordinator of the Raseiniai District Research Group of the
LitvakSIG, and his personal research began even before the founding of
the LitvakSIG.

In addition to providing a wealth of more general Litvak research
information, Sam provides his own research as a highly informative case
study. He guides us through the sometimes confusing process of following
the paper trail of our ancestors, >from the 19th century all the way back
to the 1700s.

Sam provides a concise guide for the beginning, intermediate and advanced
Litvak researcher; a detailed description of the types of Jewish records
held by the Lithuanian archives, and how to use them; up to date information
for the most advanced researcher; where to search for your Lithuanian
ancestors on-line; tips on where to look for leads in the UK, USA, Israel
and South Africa.

It is an invaluable addition to all of our Litvak-libraries.

Thank you, Sam!

Information about this and other JGSGB publications are found under
"Publications" at www.jgsgb.org.uk.

David Hoffman
Grand Duchy Project
www.jewishfamilyhistoryfoundation.org


Re: Kaunas District Wills Questions #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Connie Fisher Newhan posted to the LitvakSig Mailing List as follows:

"As a contributor to Litvak SI Kaunas uyezd (district) group I have been
sent several excel files. On one, I found a Court Inheritance File on an
index for Kaunas District Wills 1872-1883 for that lists Abram Itsik FELDMAN,
son of Movsha, as the executor of a will for Shlioma LEYKOVICH (LIKOVICH) d
1879, in the town of Seredzius, Kaunas Uyezd, Kaunas District. Also listed
as an executor is David Itsik EYLBERG, son of Meyer.

"There are also the names of the person who drew the will and three witnesses,
each >from different nearby towns. I am not sure if Shlioma LEYKOVICH is male
or female. I looked on the GNDB and there are 35 entries, 12 are female names,
23 are male names.

"How likely is it that Abram Itsik FELDMAN and David Itsik EYLBERG as
executors of the will are related to the decedent Shlimona LEYKOVICH?

"How likely is it that LEYKOVICH was a woman leaving a will? Did women have
wills or only men?

"Is there any significance to the fact that the three witnesses were all
from different towns?
"I believe Abram Itsik FELDMAN may be a brother of my ggm and wonder if
these other names may be related based on Feldman's being an executor to
the will."


Shlioma is a Yiddish name for a male that also has the Hebrew name
Shlomo. I suspect that the reason the poster could not decide whether the
person was a male or a female is because the search method used with the
Given Names Data Base for Lithuania had a misleading approach. If I
interpret the searcher's 35 "hits" correctly, the search method was
Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex search, rather than Global Plain Text search, and
the search name used was SHLIOMA.

I tried this approach and did indeed find 35 hits, a mixture of both male
and female names. But in fact, of these hits, only six actually have the
name Shlioma or Shliome (which is actually the same name), and of these
only one is the rather unusual female Yiddish name Shliome -- the other
five are all names for males, and are linked to the Hebrew name
SHLOMO. The other 29 hits were for Hebrew names like Meshulam (M), Sara
(F), Shalom (M), Sima (F), Tsipora (F), Paya (F), Zelda (F), Zelma (F), and
Zlata (F) -- none of which contained any name remotely resembling the
search name Shlioma/Shliome.

D-M Soundex search is well-known to lead to finding a number of false
positives (what it suggests as a "hit", but which in reality is not a
correct hit at all). This is because many quite different names have the
same Soundex number representation.

The *correct* hits can be obtained by using variants of the Global Text
search approach. If one uses the full name at hand (Shlioma), then one
will find only the female name Shlioma. But if one searches for only the
*first syllable* of the name (i.e., using Shliom*, where * means *any*
further letters), then one will find all six of the hits mentioned above,
mostly connected with Shlomo.

In general, when using Global Text search (not only for given names, but
for surnames also), it is best to try this first-syllable approach, and
sometimes a first-two-syllables approach. For given names, the first
syllable of the name nearly always comes very close to exactly finding the
right name -- in other words, the first syllable of a given name almost
exactly defines the full given name -- and very seldom introduces false
positives as does D-M Soundex search. Of course, if the GNDB user is
thinking in terms of a transliteration scheme >from
Hebrew/Yiddish-to-English which differs >from that used in the GNDBs, then
this will introduce problems which can be solved only by trying several
different variants of search words.

In the case presented by Connie, the correct answer is "any and all of the
variants of the Hebrew name Shlomo" (one of which is Shlioma/Shliome).

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Kaunas District Wills Questions #lithuania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Connie Fisher Newhan posted to the LitvakSig Mailing List as follows:

"As a contributor to Litvak SI Kaunas uyezd (district) group I have been
sent several excel files. On one, I found a Court Inheritance File on an
index for Kaunas District Wills 1872-1883 for that lists Abram Itsik FELDMAN,
son of Movsha, as the executor of a will for Shlioma LEYKOVICH (LIKOVICH) d
1879, in the town of Seredzius, Kaunas Uyezd, Kaunas District. Also listed
as an executor is David Itsik EYLBERG, son of Meyer.

"There are also the names of the person who drew the will and three witnesses,
each >from different nearby towns. I am not sure if Shlioma LEYKOVICH is male
or female. I looked on the GNDB and there are 35 entries, 12 are female names,
23 are male names.

"How likely is it that Abram Itsik FELDMAN and David Itsik EYLBERG as
executors of the will are related to the decedent Shlimona LEYKOVICH?

"How likely is it that LEYKOVICH was a woman leaving a will? Did women have
wills or only men?

"Is there any significance to the fact that the three witnesses were all
from different towns?
"I believe Abram Itsik FELDMAN may be a brother of my ggm and wonder if
these other names may be related based on Feldman's being an executor to
the will."


Shlioma is a Yiddish name for a male that also has the Hebrew name
Shlomo. I suspect that the reason the poster could not decide whether the
person was a male or a female is because the search method used with the
Given Names Data Base for Lithuania had a misleading approach. If I
interpret the searcher's 35 "hits" correctly, the search method was
Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex search, rather than Global Plain Text search, and
the search name used was SHLIOMA.

I tried this approach and did indeed find 35 hits, a mixture of both male
and female names. But in fact, of these hits, only six actually have the
name Shlioma or Shliome (which is actually the same name), and of these
only one is the rather unusual female Yiddish name Shliome -- the other
five are all names for males, and are linked to the Hebrew name
SHLOMO. The other 29 hits were for Hebrew names like Meshulam (M), Sara
(F), Shalom (M), Sima (F), Tsipora (F), Paya (F), Zelda (F), Zelma (F), and
Zlata (F) -- none of which contained any name remotely resembling the
search name Shlioma/Shliome.

D-M Soundex search is well-known to lead to finding a number of false
positives (what it suggests as a "hit", but which in reality is not a
correct hit at all). This is because many quite different names have the
same Soundex number representation.

The *correct* hits can be obtained by using variants of the Global Text
search approach. If one uses the full name at hand (Shlioma), then one
will find only the female name Shlioma. But if one searches for only the
*first syllable* of the name (i.e., using Shliom*, where * means *any*
further letters), then one will find all six of the hits mentioned above,
mostly connected with Shlomo.

In general, when using Global Text search (not only for given names, but
for surnames also), it is best to try this first-syllable approach, and
sometimes a first-two-syllables approach. For given names, the first
syllable of the name nearly always comes very close to exactly finding the
right name -- in other words, the first syllable of a given name almost
exactly defines the full given name -- and very seldom introduces false
positives as does D-M Soundex search. Of course, if the GNDB user is
thinking in terms of a transliteration scheme >from
Hebrew/Yiddish-to-English which differs >from that used in the GNDBs, then
this will introduce problems which can be solved only by trying several
different variants of search words.

In the case presented by Connie, the correct answer is "any and all of the
variants of the Hebrew name Shlomo" (one of which is Shlioma/Shliome).

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


x in Poland Business Directory #general

write person <nicki@...>
 

Dear Genners

This is my first posting to the group.

I've been looking for information in the 1930 Poland and Danzig Business
Directory.

In the search, I noticed some listings have a small "x" at the beginning of
a person's name. e.g. xRozental, Sm.

Does anyone know what the "x" stands for? I looked in the beginning of the
directory for something like a legend, but either couldn't find one or
didn't understand if a legend was explained.

Nicki Chodnoff
Columbus, Ohio
researching ROZENTAL >from Lodz, Dabie and Zychlin; ORCHAN >from Lodz, Dabie,
and
Poddebiece; and PARZENCZEWSKA(SKI) >from Lodz and Ozorkow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen x in Poland Business Directory #general

write person <nicki@...>
 

Dear Genners

This is my first posting to the group.

I've been looking for information in the 1930 Poland and Danzig Business
Directory.

In the search, I noticed some listings have a small "x" at the beginning of
a person's name. e.g. xRozental, Sm.

Does anyone know what the "x" stands for? I looked in the beginning of the
directory for something like a legend, but either couldn't find one or
didn't understand if a legend was explained.

Nicki Chodnoff
Columbus, Ohio
researching ROZENTAL >from Lodz, Dabie and Zychlin; ORCHAN >from Lodz, Dabie,
and
Poddebiece; and PARZENCZEWSKA(SKI) >from Lodz and Ozorkow


I need your help in locating Rosa WERNICKY family in McAllen, Texas. #general

Adam Richter
 

Dear Genners,

I need your help in locating Rosa WERNICKY family in McAllen, Texas.

This person may be related to my mother’s family; Rychter >from Miedzyrzec
Podlaski.

My mother used to communicate with Rosa Wernicky in Mexico City

I believe this family has moved >from Mexico City, to McAllen, Texas.

Any help in locating Rosa Wernicky will be appreciated

Please contact me privately.

Thank You

Adam Rychter


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I need your help in locating Rosa WERNICKY family in McAllen, Texas. #general

Adam Richter
 

Dear Genners,

I need your help in locating Rosa WERNICKY family in McAllen, Texas.

This person may be related to my mother’s family; Rychter >from Miedzyrzec
Podlaski.

My mother used to communicate with Rosa Wernicky in Mexico City

I believe this family has moved >from Mexico City, to McAllen, Texas.

Any help in locating Rosa Wernicky will be appreciated

Please contact me privately.

Thank You

Adam Rychter