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STEVE MORSE #poland

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

There is a great four-page article "Stepping Up" about Steve Morse and his
one-step search options in the February issue of Family Tree Magazine. It
also includes a personal interview with him.

I have no financial connection with the magazine.
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN (sp), BERGER, JAGODA/YAGODA-Plock,
Poland/Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Galveston, TX.
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn,
NY.
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY.
KATZ, GELFAND-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Steve Morse's one-step search options, which can
be of invaluable help in researching Polish-Jewish family members
after they left Poland, can be found at www.stevemorse.org


JRI Poland #Poland STEVE MORSE #poland

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

There is a great four-page article "Stepping Up" about Steve Morse and his
one-step search options in the February issue of Family Tree Magazine. It
also includes a personal interview with him.

I have no financial connection with the magazine.
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN (sp), BERGER, JAGODA/YAGODA-Plock,
Poland/Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Galveston, TX.
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn,
NY.
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY.
KATZ, GELFAND-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Steve Morse's one-step search options, which can
be of invaluable help in researching Polish-Jewish family members
after they left Poland, can be found at www.stevemorse.org


Success story - Harold HYMAN located #general

Lisa Dashman <ldashman@...>
 

For a couple of years, I had been searching for a great-uncle, Harold
HYMAN. All I knew was that he was born and lived in Brooklyn, was the
youngest of 3 brothers, and probably died relatively young in the 1970s.

Of the few remaining cousins who knew him, none had solid information about
his whereabouts. I was told his wife moved to California after he died,
but could not locate her. I was told that his two surviving children had
apparently severed connections with the family, and could not locate either
of them. I was told that he lived and died in Brooklyn, or maybe somewhere
in Long Island, and was certainly buried in that area, like the rest of the
extended family.

Polite phone calls to every Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, Queens and Long
Island turned up no Harold HYMAN of the correct vintage. One cousin was
pretty sure that Gutterman's Funeral Directors had managed the funeral, so
I phoned them, but was told that their records go back only 10 or so years.
Another cousin remembered that her own rabbi at the time had officiated,
so I phoned his synogogue, but the office manager told me he had retired
years ago to Florida, and had not kept records available. I checked the
SSDI and found 3 Harold HYMAN possibilities, but none where I could easily
obtain a copy of a death certificate.

Puzzled and getting frustrated, I decided to just let the problem sit and
focus on other things. After a few days, I went back and reviewed all my
notes. For some reason, I decided to try Gutterman's again -- the worst
that could happen was that someone else there would tell me they had no
records.

But that's not what happened. This time, a gentleman asked for a
guesstimate on the year and place of death, and said he'd get back to me.
And he did: he went into their archives warehouse, found someone who
matched the name, year and town of one of the SSDI Harold HYMANs, and told
me where he is buried -- in Staten Island -- and the contact data for the
cemetery.

When I contacted that cemetery, it turned out that not only was Harold
there, but his son Martin (who died in 1973, almost exactly a year before
his father) was also there.

So, the moral is (for those who do not know it yet), try to avoid
assumptions and never give up. Use all the information you get, put the
puzzle pieces together in different ways until they make sense or at least
give you another clue.

Now, as to why Harold and his son are in Staten Island when the rest of the
extended family are in a couple of Brooklyn cemeteries? Well, that's
another puzzle...

Best wishes,
Lisa Dashman
Croton-on-Hudson, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Success story - Harold HYMAN located #general

Lisa Dashman <ldashman@...>
 

For a couple of years, I had been searching for a great-uncle, Harold
HYMAN. All I knew was that he was born and lived in Brooklyn, was the
youngest of 3 brothers, and probably died relatively young in the 1970s.

Of the few remaining cousins who knew him, none had solid information about
his whereabouts. I was told his wife moved to California after he died,
but could not locate her. I was told that his two surviving children had
apparently severed connections with the family, and could not locate either
of them. I was told that he lived and died in Brooklyn, or maybe somewhere
in Long Island, and was certainly buried in that area, like the rest of the
extended family.

Polite phone calls to every Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, Queens and Long
Island turned up no Harold HYMAN of the correct vintage. One cousin was
pretty sure that Gutterman's Funeral Directors had managed the funeral, so
I phoned them, but was told that their records go back only 10 or so years.
Another cousin remembered that her own rabbi at the time had officiated,
so I phoned his synogogue, but the office manager told me he had retired
years ago to Florida, and had not kept records available. I checked the
SSDI and found 3 Harold HYMAN possibilities, but none where I could easily
obtain a copy of a death certificate.

Puzzled and getting frustrated, I decided to just let the problem sit and
focus on other things. After a few days, I went back and reviewed all my
notes. For some reason, I decided to try Gutterman's again -- the worst
that could happen was that someone else there would tell me they had no
records.

But that's not what happened. This time, a gentleman asked for a
guesstimate on the year and place of death, and said he'd get back to me.
And he did: he went into their archives warehouse, found someone who
matched the name, year and town of one of the SSDI Harold HYMANs, and told
me where he is buried -- in Staten Island -- and the contact data for the
cemetery.

When I contacted that cemetery, it turned out that not only was Harold
there, but his son Martin (who died in 1973, almost exactly a year before
his father) was also there.

So, the moral is (for those who do not know it yet), try to avoid
assumptions and never give up. Use all the information you get, put the
puzzle pieces together in different ways until they make sense or at least
give you another clue.

Now, as to why Harold and his son are in Staten Island when the rest of the
extended family are in a couple of Brooklyn cemeteries? Well, that's
another puzzle...

Best wishes,
Lisa Dashman
Croton-on-Hudson, NY


Re: Romanian names - Please help! #romania

Don Solomon
 

One of my relatives >from Iasi had the first name Jenica -- sounds pretty close!

Don


Subject: Romanian names - Please help!
From: lsaionz@comcast.net
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 19:26:59 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

Can anyone tell me what the equivalent first name
might have been in Rumanian? Is there any common first name in Romanian that
sounds like "Jennie"? Is something like "Janek" a possibility?
--
Don Solomon <dsolomon@post.harvard.edu>


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Romanian names - Please help! #romania

Don Solomon
 

One of my relatives >from Iasi had the first name Jenica -- sounds pretty close!

Don


Subject: Romanian names - Please help!
From: lsaionz@comcast.net
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 19:26:59 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

Can anyone tell me what the equivalent first name
might have been in Rumanian? Is there any common first name in Romanian that
sounds like "Jennie"? Is something like "Janek" a possibility?
--
Don Solomon <dsolomon@post.harvard.edu>


Re: Romanian names - Please help! #romania

s_wiener@...
 

Although only anecdotal, my [American] family referred
to my great-great grandmother >from Bukovina as
Charlotte however she was actually named Charna Leah
in Europe. She never came to the US, but died as a
40-45 year old in about 1864 somewhere in the
Wiznitz/Czernowitz area. Many girls in the family
were named Leah in her memory.

BTW, Charna means 'dark' just as Beila means 'white or
light'. It is a Slavic/Yiddish name and NOT the
kinnui of Leah.

On the other hand, my father's cousin's wife,
Charlotte [whose family was more Hungarian Jewish] had
the Hebrew name of Sarah. So, there's obviously more
to it.

My husband's Russian/Polish great-grandmother Lottie
was actually Zlata [Slavic for 'gold', as in coinage],
which is Golda in Yiddish.

But just as some women used Beckie as an American
replacement for the name Brucha, people start to think
that a Lottie is really a Charlotte or a Beckie is
really a Rebecca and that's how lots of family
confusion starts, especially when the cemetery stone
has to be ordered and the 'offical' name gets changed.

Just my observations,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

Researching just in Romania: FESSLER, HOCHSTADT,
JAFFE, KUPFERSCHMIDT, NEMEROFSKY, PACHT, RUBINGER,
SCHNAPP, TEICHER, WALLACH and WEIGEL

--------

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:15:03 -0500 "Irving Schoenberg"
<irvs5@mindspring.com> wrote:

My grandmother was called Jennie by her friends in my
home state of Missouri. We also knew her as Charna.
Some of her granddaughters are named Sharna. She may
also have been called Charlotte. She came >from a
shtetl in Bessarabia NW of Kishinev/Chisinau (now in
the Republic of Moldova).


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Romanian names - Please help! #romania

s_wiener@...
 

Although only anecdotal, my [American] family referred
to my great-great grandmother >from Bukovina as
Charlotte however she was actually named Charna Leah
in Europe. She never came to the US, but died as a
40-45 year old in about 1864 somewhere in the
Wiznitz/Czernowitz area. Many girls in the family
were named Leah in her memory.

BTW, Charna means 'dark' just as Beila means 'white or
light'. It is a Slavic/Yiddish name and NOT the
kinnui of Leah.

On the other hand, my father's cousin's wife,
Charlotte [whose family was more Hungarian Jewish] had
the Hebrew name of Sarah. So, there's obviously more
to it.

My husband's Russian/Polish great-grandmother Lottie
was actually Zlata [Slavic for 'gold', as in coinage],
which is Golda in Yiddish.

But just as some women used Beckie as an American
replacement for the name Brucha, people start to think
that a Lottie is really a Charlotte or a Beckie is
really a Rebecca and that's how lots of family
confusion starts, especially when the cemetery stone
has to be ordered and the 'offical' name gets changed.

Just my observations,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

Researching just in Romania: FESSLER, HOCHSTADT,
JAFFE, KUPFERSCHMIDT, NEMEROFSKY, PACHT, RUBINGER,
SCHNAPP, TEICHER, WALLACH and WEIGEL

--------

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:15:03 -0500 "Irving Schoenberg"
<irvs5@mindspring.com> wrote:

My grandmother was called Jennie by her friends in my
home state of Missouri. We also knew her as Charna.
Some of her granddaughters are named Sharna. She may
also have been called Charlotte. She came >from a
shtetl in Bessarabia NW of Kishinev/Chisinau (now in
the Republic of Moldova).


Sephardim or Ashkenazim #general

Maureen Rob <robbjm@...>
 

Hello fellow researchers:

My enquiry is whether I can identify, by ancestral name as to whether ones
family belonged to the Sephardim or Ashkenazim group, or make a connection
by some other means.
I have traced my family back to the 1841 census where they resided in St
Botolph, London. The various census indicate that my great, great, grandfather's
occupation was that of a 'dealer'.
His name is Moses (aka Morris) MYERS, b abt 1814 Aldgate London.
His wife is Phoebe MYERS (nee SIMMONS) b abt 1815 Aldgate London.
Their children are:
Emanuel, Hannah, Elizabeth, Katherine and Isabella.
Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
Maureen Robb (nee Myers)
New Zealand
robbjm@paradise.net.nz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sephardim or Ashkenazim #general

Maureen Rob <robbjm@...>
 

Hello fellow researchers:

My enquiry is whether I can identify, by ancestral name as to whether ones
family belonged to the Sephardim or Ashkenazim group, or make a connection
by some other means.
I have traced my family back to the 1841 census where they resided in St
Botolph, London. The various census indicate that my great, great, grandfather's
occupation was that of a 'dealer'.
His name is Moses (aka Morris) MYERS, b abt 1814 Aldgate London.
His wife is Phoebe MYERS (nee SIMMONS) b abt 1815 Aldgate London.
Their children are:
Emanuel, Hannah, Elizabeth, Katherine and Isabella.
Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
Maureen Robb (nee Myers)
New Zealand
robbjm@paradise.net.nz


wajsenberg #ukraine

mark
 

Dear Genners.
In the "Izcor Buh" of Zelechow, Image 159-166, there is an article about
I.M. Wajsenberg, an yiddishe writer. He was my grandfather's brother. It is
in yiddish, and my yiddish is very poor. Maybe there is translation in
english, hebrew, russian?
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine wajsenberg #ukraine

mark
 

Dear Genners.
In the "Izcor Buh" of Zelechow, Image 159-166, there is an article about
I.M. Wajsenberg, an yiddishe writer. He was my grandfather's brother. It is
in yiddish, and my yiddish is very poor. Maybe there is translation in
english, hebrew, russian?
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Re: Queries re Generali Insurance Claims #general

Paul King <samorai@...>
 

There is much confusion and conflicting information regarding eligibility
for Generali insurance claims. My inquiries in Israel indicate that Generali
does not now accept claims >from insurance policy holders in Germany, France
and perhaps other locations. The date for filing a claim appears to be
January 15, 2007. Finally, but probably not inclusive of questions to be
asked and answered, since this is a class suit, is it applicable only to
applicants living in the United States?

Paul King
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Queries re Generali Insurance Claims #general

Paul King <samorai@...>
 

There is much confusion and conflicting information regarding eligibility
for Generali insurance claims. My inquiries in Israel indicate that Generali
does not now accept claims >from insurance policy holders in Germany, France
and perhaps other locations. The date for filing a claim appears to be
January 15, 2007. Finally, but probably not inclusive of questions to be
asked and answered, since this is a class suit, is it applicable only to
applicants living in the United States?

Paul King
Jerusalem


Follow-up story to Search for Le Chateau de Dongelberg Orphan Names #general

felicia zieff
 

Dear Friends,

Thank you to all who responded to my search. You were all so helpful! I have
many leads now to the people I am searching. I want to tell you now about a
website that will explain the reason for my search. It contains the wonderful
story about the orphans and American Pilots who befriended them during last 2
years of the occupation of Belgium. This is the link:

http://www.orphanconnect.com/bear1.html

Click on Bridges of Love Project.

Best to all,

I am searching for the following 4 people who were hidden in an orphanage called
Le Chateau de Dongelberg in Belgium. I have some photos of the children that
lived there that I'm sure they would like to have.

SZENKLEWSKI, Nelly born Aug. 14, 1943 in Brussels
PIENICA, Elisabeth born March 13, 1937 in Antwerp
ROSENCWEIG, Rachel born September 24, 1942 in Borgerhaut
KRYGIER, Michele born September 6, 1942 in Brussels

If you know any of these individuals or their families, please contact me
privately. >>>>

Felicia P. Zieff
Association of Descendants of the Shoah - Illinois, Inc.
http://adsillinois.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zloczew/zloczew.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Follow-up story to Search for Le Chateau de Dongelberg Orphan Names #general

felicia zieff
 

Dear Friends,

Thank you to all who responded to my search. You were all so helpful! I have
many leads now to the people I am searching. I want to tell you now about a
website that will explain the reason for my search. It contains the wonderful
story about the orphans and American Pilots who befriended them during last 2
years of the occupation of Belgium. This is the link:

http://www.orphanconnect.com/bear1.html

Click on Bridges of Love Project.

Best to all,

I am searching for the following 4 people who were hidden in an orphanage called
Le Chateau de Dongelberg in Belgium. I have some photos of the children that
lived there that I'm sure they would like to have.

SZENKLEWSKI, Nelly born Aug. 14, 1943 in Brussels
PIENICA, Elisabeth born March 13, 1937 in Antwerp
ROSENCWEIG, Rachel born September 24, 1942 in Borgerhaut
KRYGIER, Michele born September 6, 1942 in Brussels

If you know any of these individuals or their families, please contact me
privately. >>>>

Felicia P. Zieff
Association of Descendants of the Shoah - Illinois, Inc.
http://adsillinois.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zloczew/zloczew.html


Zemplin Co. Vital records #hungary

alex.miller@juno.com <alex.miller@...>
 

Zemplin Vital records

If anyone is researching these Slovak villages( and you are not listed
on the JGFF), I can provide you vital record lookups

If anyone requested such look ups and didn't receive them, please
contact me off the list

Kralovski Chlmec
Backa
Botany
Biel
Bol
Maly Dobra
Maly Hores
Velky Hores
Kapona
Maly Kamenec
Velky Kamenec
Leles
Strazne
Pavlovo
Perbenik
Polyan
Rad
Svutase
Svata Maria
Streda nad Bodrogom
Svinice
Solnicka
Somotor
Maly Tarkan
Velky Tarkan
Maly Ujlak
Vecs
VekeZatin

A Miller, PA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Zemplin Co. Vital records #hungary

alex.miller@juno.com <alex.miller@...>
 

Zemplin Vital records

If anyone is researching these Slovak villages( and you are not listed
on the JGFF), I can provide you vital record lookups

If anyone requested such look ups and didn't receive them, please
contact me off the list

Kralovski Chlmec
Backa
Botany
Biel
Bol
Maly Dobra
Maly Hores
Velky Hores
Kapona
Maly Kamenec
Velky Kamenec
Leles
Strazne
Pavlovo
Perbenik
Polyan
Rad
Svutase
Svata Maria
Streda nad Bodrogom
Svinice
Solnicka
Somotor
Maly Tarkan
Velky Tarkan
Maly Ujlak
Vecs
VekeZatin

A Miller, PA


7 communities #hungary

Traude Triebel
 

You should write to Mr. Dr.Gottfried Holzschuh >from the Esterhazy =
archive,in Forchtenstein (near Mattersburg)
g.holzschuh@esterhazy.at

friendly regards
Traude Triebel


Traude Triebel
<snip> Wr. Neustadt
Email: traude.triebel@inode.at
Web: http://www.genealogie-gruenwald.reumann.biz/gg/


Where are Jewish family records kept. #hungary

marcia dublin <msdublin@...>
 

I have been searching for the marriage records of my
Schlesinger/Braun grandparents. At the brick wall. I
have gone the usual routes. They came to the US from
Hungary in the mid 1800s, met and married in
Philadelphia. Both Philadelphia official govt. and
an online friend have searched the index with no
result. My daughter suggested I post to the h-sig
group. We would like to know the following: Non
Jewish family records are frequently kept by churches,
in family Bibles, etc. Where typically were Jewish
family records kept, both in the US and in Europe? I'm
interested mainly in pre-1900 records.
Thanks for your help in my search.
Marcia Schlesinger Dublin
Annandale, Virginia USA