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Jewish genealogy awards - "Four Questions" and some reminders #romania

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

It's the time of year when thoughts turn to Passover -- and to the
awards our community bestows for achievements in Jewish genealogy.
So I pose these "Four Questions" to all of you:

1) What coveted award have Warren Blatt, Stanley Diamond, Susan
King, and Miriam Weiner all received?

2) For what achievement have Yad Vashem, Alexander Beider,
Stephen Morse, and the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project been
recognized?

3) Why and when have kudoes gone to David Fox and to the JGSs of
Los Angeles, Montreal, and Ottawa.

4) The JGSs of Greater Philadelphia, New York, Palm Beach County,
and Los Angeles have been honored for excellence in what area?

For answers, see the lists of distinquished winners of IAJGS's
past Achievement Awards at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged
important contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS
Achievement Awards, presented annually by the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Thank you to all
who have already submitted nominations for the 2006 awards. For
those who haven't completed their nominations yet, here are some
reminders:

o Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the
Internet, Print or Electronic Product

Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the
Objectives of Jewish Genealogy

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

o The Call for Nominations appears at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awardnomincall.html
Please be sure to click on each award category for criteria
for that award.

o Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from
an IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm),
we encourage JewishGenners to be part of the process. Please
look at the lists of past recipients and ask yourself a fifth
question: "Who else belongs here?" If you have benefited >from
a wonderful project, internet resource, publication, or
programming that isn't listed, let your JGS know and propose a
nomination -- this year if you and they can hurry, or for 2007.

o Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their
own publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

o Nominations for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards should be
submitted by April 1, 2006. We encourage you to get your 2006
nominations in and to start thinking about next year's awards
as well.

o Awards will be announced and presented on Thursday, August 17,
at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York City.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us
OR RS1205@gmail.com

... for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Carol Davidson Baird (Past President, San Diego JGS)
Hal Bookbinder (Immediate Past President, IAJGS)
Joel Spector (Secretary, IAJGS)
Renee Stern Steinig, Chair (Vice President, JGS of Long Island)
Ignacio Sternberg (President, Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Venezuela)


Romania SIG #Romania Jewish genealogy awards - "Four Questions" and some reminders #romania

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

It's the time of year when thoughts turn to Passover -- and to the
awards our community bestows for achievements in Jewish genealogy.
So I pose these "Four Questions" to all of you:

1) What coveted award have Warren Blatt, Stanley Diamond, Susan
King, and Miriam Weiner all received?

2) For what achievement have Yad Vashem, Alexander Beider,
Stephen Morse, and the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project been
recognized?

3) Why and when have kudoes gone to David Fox and to the JGSs of
Los Angeles, Montreal, and Ottawa.

4) The JGSs of Greater Philadelphia, New York, Palm Beach County,
and Los Angeles have been honored for excellence in what area?

For answers, see the lists of distinquished winners of IAJGS's
past Achievement Awards at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged
important contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS
Achievement Awards, presented annually by the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Thank you to all
who have already submitted nominations for the 2006 awards. For
those who haven't completed their nominations yet, here are some
reminders:

o Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the
Internet, Print or Electronic Product

Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the
Objectives of Jewish Genealogy

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

o The Call for Nominations appears at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awardnomincall.html
Please be sure to click on each award category for criteria
for that award.

o Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from
an IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm),
we encourage JewishGenners to be part of the process. Please
look at the lists of past recipients and ask yourself a fifth
question: "Who else belongs here?" If you have benefited >from
a wonderful project, internet resource, publication, or
programming that isn't listed, let your JGS know and propose a
nomination -- this year if you and they can hurry, or for 2007.

o Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their
own publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

o Nominations for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards should be
submitted by April 1, 2006. We encourage you to get your 2006
nominations in and to start thinking about next year's awards
as well.

o Awards will be announced and presented on Thursday, August 17,
at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York City.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us
OR RS1205@gmail.com

... for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Carol Davidson Baird (Past President, San Diego JGS)
Hal Bookbinder (Immediate Past President, IAJGS)
Joel Spector (Secretary, IAJGS)
Renee Stern Steinig, Chair (Vice President, JGS of Long Island)
Ignacio Sternberg (President, Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Venezuela)


Re: A UK mystery story #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/19/2006 3:57:14 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
IsraelP@pikholz.org writes:

I have outlined a UK mystery story at
http://www.pikholz.org/Volunteer/Puzzles/JacobResults.html which you
might find interesting.

==Interesting? Exceedingly! Convoluted? Exceedingly!

==But too confusing for my aging mind.

==Some odd thoughts however: How strict were American immigration rules at
that time? Epilepsy may have been a certain barrier, whether in obtaining a
visa (was one required at the time) or getting past Ellis Island, or even
getting on the steamer (remember, the steamship company would have had to take
him back to England at their own expense--and the British might have refused
permission for him to land, so that he's be travelling on board (and having
fits) for the rest of his life. So his parents left him behind, under good
care, intending to send for him when they were better established in the USA and
could guarantee his support--or when he would have improved to the point
where his epilepsy was no longer a barrier.

==Yiches (status) was important to our forefathers (and still is to many of
our contemporaries). Family health was one very important factor there. One
diseased member of one family would imperil the probability of every other
member of the family to attain an optimum marriage. A child with epilepsy >from
infancy would face his family with sever conflicts of love and responsibility.
You had a child in your list named Yechiel-Yakov who was born the same year
as your Jacob in London. He died a year later. Could his death have been a
fabrication, and he was actually slipped out of his family's home in care of a
relative or even friend who was heading for London who eventually placed him
in the Industrial School (some sort of asylum for the handicapped?). His real
parents may have picked him up later on the way to the USA (after his
sisters had all been safely married off?).

Michael Bernet, New York


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: A UK mystery story #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/19/2006 3:57:14 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
IsraelP@pikholz.org writes:

I have outlined a UK mystery story at
http://www.pikholz.org/Volunteer/Puzzles/JacobResults.html which you
might find interesting.

==Interesting? Exceedingly! Convoluted? Exceedingly!

==But too confusing for my aging mind.

==Some odd thoughts however: How strict were American immigration rules at
that time? Epilepsy may have been a certain barrier, whether in obtaining a
visa (was one required at the time) or getting past Ellis Island, or even
getting on the steamer (remember, the steamship company would have had to take
him back to England at their own expense--and the British might have refused
permission for him to land, so that he's be travelling on board (and having
fits) for the rest of his life. So his parents left him behind, under good
care, intending to send for him when they were better established in the USA and
could guarantee his support--or when he would have improved to the point
where his epilepsy was no longer a barrier.

==Yiches (status) was important to our forefathers (and still is to many of
our contemporaries). Family health was one very important factor there. One
diseased member of one family would imperil the probability of every other
member of the family to attain an optimum marriage. A child with epilepsy >from
infancy would face his family with sever conflicts of love and responsibility.
You had a child in your list named Yechiel-Yakov who was born the same year
as your Jacob in London. He died a year later. Could his death have been a
fabrication, and he was actually slipped out of his family's home in care of a
relative or even friend who was heading for London who eventually placed him
in the Industrial School (some sort of asylum for the handicapped?). His real
parents may have picked him up later on the way to the USA (after his
sisters had all been safely married off?).

Michael Bernet, New York


Berkshire MA Evening Eagle #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear cousins:
If anyone has access to the Berkshire MA Evening Eagle, either on line
or through the Pittsfield MA library, please contact me privately.
Thanks,
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Berkshire MA Evening Eagle #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear cousins:
If anyone has access to the Berkshire MA Evening Eagle, either on line
or through the Pittsfield MA library, please contact me privately.
Thanks,
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY


Re: NY marriage info for my grandparents- interesting discrepancies #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/20/2006 7:32:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
debskolnik@yahoo.com writes:

I just got my paternal grandparents' ketubah
translated, thanks to the quick response of three
folks on this list (all of whom have been privately
thanked. I have had a lot of trouble finding the NY
State registration for their marriage, but now that I
have the exact date >from the ketubah, it should
theoretically be easier to get the secular document,
right?

Well, the trouble is that the names don't quite match,
nor does the date. I'm betting that it's the right
record anyway, and I'll send for a copy, but just to
share (and reinforce how flexible we need to be with
names), here's the *real* info, and what appears in
the database:

...

Marriage date is shown on the ketubah as Monday, Aug. 17, 1908.
Marriage date in the NY database is Aug. 16.

==That's an easy one. Sunday ended at midnight; then it was Monday.

==Yom Rishon [the first day] ended at sunset of Sunday.
Yom Sheni [the second day] started at sunset. And that's when they got married

==It's worth having a basic understanding of the Jewish calendar. I have
downloaded one that can tell me sunset on any day in any location in the world.

Michael Bernet, New York


LEHNER, STEINBERG, HOFFMAN ALPERIN YOUNG/ Photos from WWII #general

Cheryl <csofer@...>
 

My father, Herman S. Alpert was a psychiatrist in the US Army during
WWII. I have recently found several pictures that he took overseas.
Some of the people in the photos were: Capt. Jerome LEHNER, Maj. Saul
STEINBERG, Capt. HOFFMAN, Capt. ALPERIN, Capt. John YOUNG.
If anyone is interested in seeing those photos, please let me know.
I have no information about these people other than what is written
on the backs of the photos.
Cheryl Alpert Sofer
Melville, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NY marriage info for my grandparents- interesting discrepancies #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/20/2006 7:32:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
debskolnik@yahoo.com writes:

I just got my paternal grandparents' ketubah
translated, thanks to the quick response of three
folks on this list (all of whom have been privately
thanked. I have had a lot of trouble finding the NY
State registration for their marriage, but now that I
have the exact date >from the ketubah, it should
theoretically be easier to get the secular document,
right?

Well, the trouble is that the names don't quite match,
nor does the date. I'm betting that it's the right
record anyway, and I'll send for a copy, but just to
share (and reinforce how flexible we need to be with
names), here's the *real* info, and what appears in
the database:

...

Marriage date is shown on the ketubah as Monday, Aug. 17, 1908.
Marriage date in the NY database is Aug. 16.

==That's an easy one. Sunday ended at midnight; then it was Monday.

==Yom Rishon [the first day] ended at sunset of Sunday.
Yom Sheni [the second day] started at sunset. And that's when they got married

==It's worth having a basic understanding of the Jewish calendar. I have
downloaded one that can tell me sunset on any day in any location in the world.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEHNER, STEINBERG, HOFFMAN ALPERIN YOUNG/ Photos from WWII #general

Cheryl <csofer@...>
 

My father, Herman S. Alpert was a psychiatrist in the US Army during
WWII. I have recently found several pictures that he took overseas.
Some of the people in the photos were: Capt. Jerome LEHNER, Maj. Saul
STEINBERG, Capt. HOFFMAN, Capt. ALPERIN, Capt. John YOUNG.
If anyone is interested in seeing those photos, please let me know.
I have no information about these people other than what is written
on the backs of the photos.
Cheryl Alpert Sofer
Melville, NY


Searching for AJZENBERG nee WEIDENBAUM #general

hymiereich
 

I am seaching for the family of Esther AJZENBERG whose maiden name was
WEIDENBAUM. Her sister Rivkah (Rashke) was married to my uncle Beinush
TENENBAUM. Rivkah perished in the Shoah.
I have a letter that Esther sent to my grandmother in Montreal. That letter
dated 19 Aug 1945 was sent >from XX Frug St. Tel Aviv.

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for AJZENBERG nee WEIDENBAUM #general

hymiereich
 

I am seaching for the family of Esther AJZENBERG whose maiden name was
WEIDENBAUM. Her sister Rivkah (Rashke) was married to my uncle Beinush
TENENBAUM. Rivkah perished in the Shoah.
I have a letter that Esther sent to my grandmother in Montreal. That letter
dated 19 Aug 1945 was sent >from XX Frug St. Tel Aviv.

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


More Moravian Families in FTJP #austria-czech

rodihan@...
 

I checked the Family Tree of the Jewish People early this morning,
and was pleased to discover that my tree -- containing about 6,500 names --
has now been posted. This collection deals primarily with the KNOPFELMACHER,
TAUBER, ZWILLINGER, and ZERKOWITZ families of Moravia (with numerous branches
into Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria), but many other family groups are
also included. Among the more well-known names are: Frankist disciple
Salomon KOHN-ZERKOWITZ (b. c.1750), Viennese writer Sidonie GRUNWALD-ZERKOWITZ
(1852-1907), violinist Sigismund BACHRICH (1841-1913), American inventor
Oscar ZERK (1878-1968), writer Herman UNGAR (1893-1929) [whose brother
married a KNOPFELMACHER], and Australian professor Dr. Frank KNOPFELMACHER
(1923-1995), to name a few. There are also hundreds and hundreds of
Shoah victims in all of these families.

I plan on continuing to add names, and will post an update every quarter.
One of my sources is the KNOPFLMACHER Stammbaum (written about 1905
by a relative in Vienna) which outlines the genealogies of a large
number of families connected to the KNOPFLMACHER family. I have
entered data >from the first 40 pages of the Stammbaum, but still have
about 20 more pages to go. Because it is written in the old German kurrent,
that's been a slow process for me.

If anyone has any questions about any of these families, feel free
to e-mail me.

Best regards,

Robert Hanscom
Andover, Massachusetts

Researching (in Moravia): KNOPFELMACHER, TAUBER, ZWILLINGER,
ZERKOWITZ, LAZAR, BRULL


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech More Moravian Families in FTJP #austria-czech

rodihan@...
 

I checked the Family Tree of the Jewish People early this morning,
and was pleased to discover that my tree -- containing about 6,500 names --
has now been posted. This collection deals primarily with the KNOPFELMACHER,
TAUBER, ZWILLINGER, and ZERKOWITZ families of Moravia (with numerous branches
into Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria), but many other family groups are
also included. Among the more well-known names are: Frankist disciple
Salomon KOHN-ZERKOWITZ (b. c.1750), Viennese writer Sidonie GRUNWALD-ZERKOWITZ
(1852-1907), violinist Sigismund BACHRICH (1841-1913), American inventor
Oscar ZERK (1878-1968), writer Herman UNGAR (1893-1929) [whose brother
married a KNOPFELMACHER], and Australian professor Dr. Frank KNOPFELMACHER
(1923-1995), to name a few. There are also hundreds and hundreds of
Shoah victims in all of these families.

I plan on continuing to add names, and will post an update every quarter.
One of my sources is the KNOPFLMACHER Stammbaum (written about 1905
by a relative in Vienna) which outlines the genealogies of a large
number of families connected to the KNOPFLMACHER family. I have
entered data >from the first 40 pages of the Stammbaum, but still have
about 20 more pages to go. Because it is written in the old German kurrent,
that's been a slow process for me.

If anyone has any questions about any of these families, feel free
to e-mail me.

Best regards,

Robert Hanscom
Andover, Massachusetts

Researching (in Moravia): KNOPFELMACHER, TAUBER, ZWILLINGER,
ZERKOWITZ, LAZAR, BRULL


Kojdanor, Poland #general

Dr.Josef ASH
 

Shalom,
I search the BASICHIS family >from Koidanovo (now Dzrezhinsk, near Minsk) in
Belarus.
In the Ellis Island database I found four young girls BASICHES, who arrived
by "Aquitania" >from Cherbourg on Sept 9, 1921.
It would be wonderful, but the town of the last residence is clearly typed
as Kojdanor. I understand, that the hand-written "v" and "r" may be
interchanged, but the country is typed as Poland. Minsk was always included
in the USSR and is not in the Western Belarus, which was the part of Poland
until the WWII.
I couldn't find Kojdanor in Poland, the name doesn't soud like a Polish
word. May be the researchers of Poland know such a shtetl?
I would like to adopt these girls into the family, but how can I manage
their "last residence"?
Thank you,
Dr.Josef Ash,
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kojdanor, Poland #general

Dr.Josef ASH
 

Shalom,
I search the BASICHIS family >from Koidanovo (now Dzrezhinsk, near Minsk) in
Belarus.
In the Ellis Island database I found four young girls BASICHES, who arrived
by "Aquitania" >from Cherbourg on Sept 9, 1921.
It would be wonderful, but the town of the last residence is clearly typed
as Kojdanor. I understand, that the hand-written "v" and "r" may be
interchanged, but the country is typed as Poland. Minsk was always included
in the USSR and is not in the Western Belarus, which was the part of Poland
until the WWII.
I couldn't find Kojdanor in Poland, the name doesn't soud like a Polish
word. May be the researchers of Poland know such a shtetl?
I would like to adopt these girls into the family, but how can I manage
their "last residence"?
Thank you,
Dr.Josef Ash,
Israel


NY marriage info for my grandparents- interesting discrepancies #general

Deb(orah) Cohen Skolnik
 

I just got my paternal grandparents' ketubah
translated, thanks to the quick response of three
folks on this list (all of whom have been privately
thanked. I have had a lot of trouble finding the NY
State registration for their marriage, but now that I
have the exact date >from the ketubah, it should
theoretically be easier to get the secular document,
right?

Well, the trouble is that the names don't quite match,
nor does the date. I'm betting that it's the right
record anyway, and I'll send for a copy, but just to
share (and reinforce how flexible we need to be with
names), here's the *real* info, and what appears in
the database:

Grandfather:

Known in the U.S. as Barney or Barnet Cohen, Bere
Kissin in Russia.

Database calls him Benjamin Cohen.

Grandmother:

Known in the U.S. as Bessie -- was Pesha Solutuzkyn in
Russia.

Database calls her Bessie Suftuskiss.

Marriage date is shown on the ketubah as Monday, Aug.
17, 1908.

Marriage date in the NY database is Aug. 16.

No wonder it takes a lot of detective work to figure
all this stuff out!

But it wouldn't be possible without the help of people
on this list. Again, I thank those who helped
specifically, and those who have helped me in the
past.

Best regards,

Debbie Cohen Skolnik
Fairview, NC (near Asheville)

SEARCHING: KISSIN/COHEN Brooklyn, NY, SOLUTUZKYN
Brooklyn NY and unknown location in Russia/Poland,
LANDE/LANDY/LONDIN in Bialystok and Chicago, IL and
GARBARZ/GERBER in Ostrowa, Poland and Chicago, IL


KOENIGSBUCH from Dukla,Galicia and Trebisov,Slovakia #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
I still face few unsolved questions concerning my
maternal family KOENIGSBUCH >from Brzesko,Galicia. All
the bearers of this unique and rare surname hail from
that shtetl.However,by the 1880 they started moving
to neighbouring shtels in Galicia and westward to
Krakow and Germany.Recently I have discovered in Yad
Vashem PoTs a certain Wolf KOENIGBUCH(sic) who was
born in Dukla in 1890. He was on the Slovak
Deportation list of 5.5.1942 >from Trebisov to Lublin
together with Rudolph KOENIGSBUCH b. 1930 and Maria
KOENIGBUCH(sic) b. 1931. These 2 kids were probably
his children.Their place of birth is given as
Trebisov.
I have discovered already another KOENIGSBUCH
(Hermann) b.1912 in Michalovce. His father Joseph was
my grandfather's brother.
I wonder any one has bumped into those names or has
them on his family tree.
Thanks.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY marriage info for my grandparents- interesting discrepancies #general

Deb(orah) Cohen Skolnik
 

I just got my paternal grandparents' ketubah
translated, thanks to the quick response of three
folks on this list (all of whom have been privately
thanked. I have had a lot of trouble finding the NY
State registration for their marriage, but now that I
have the exact date >from the ketubah, it should
theoretically be easier to get the secular document,
right?

Well, the trouble is that the names don't quite match,
nor does the date. I'm betting that it's the right
record anyway, and I'll send for a copy, but just to
share (and reinforce how flexible we need to be with
names), here's the *real* info, and what appears in
the database:

Grandfather:

Known in the U.S. as Barney or Barnet Cohen, Bere
Kissin in Russia.

Database calls him Benjamin Cohen.

Grandmother:

Known in the U.S. as Bessie -- was Pesha Solutuzkyn in
Russia.

Database calls her Bessie Suftuskiss.

Marriage date is shown on the ketubah as Monday, Aug.
17, 1908.

Marriage date in the NY database is Aug. 16.

No wonder it takes a lot of detective work to figure
all this stuff out!

But it wouldn't be possible without the help of people
on this list. Again, I thank those who helped
specifically, and those who have helped me in the
past.

Best regards,

Debbie Cohen Skolnik
Fairview, NC (near Asheville)

SEARCHING: KISSIN/COHEN Brooklyn, NY, SOLUTUZKYN
Brooklyn NY and unknown location in Russia/Poland,
LANDE/LANDY/LONDIN in Bialystok and Chicago, IL and
GARBARZ/GERBER in Ostrowa, Poland and Chicago, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KOENIGSBUCH from Dukla,Galicia and Trebisov,Slovakia #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
I still face few unsolved questions concerning my
maternal family KOENIGSBUCH >from Brzesko,Galicia. All
the bearers of this unique and rare surname hail from
that shtetl.However,by the 1880 they started moving
to neighbouring shtels in Galicia and westward to
Krakow and Germany.Recently I have discovered in Yad
Vashem PoTs a certain Wolf KOENIGBUCH(sic) who was
born in Dukla in 1890. He was on the Slovak
Deportation list of 5.5.1942 >from Trebisov to Lublin
together with Rudolph KOENIGSBUCH b. 1930 and Maria
KOENIGBUCH(sic) b. 1931. These 2 kids were probably
his children.Their place of birth is given as
Trebisov.
I have discovered already another KOENIGSBUCH
(Hermann) b.1912 in Michalovce. His father Joseph was
my grandfather's brother.
I wonder any one has bumped into those names or has
them on his family tree.
Thanks.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem