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Seeking book recommendation on orthodox/ultra orthodox Jewish sects #general

Barbara Meyers
 

I am interested in reading about the various sects within orthodox/ultra
orthodox Judaism. I would like to learn about their origins, and founders. In
addition I would like to read about the differences in their everyday
lifestyles, traditions, beliefs, and practices, >from one another. I am hoping
there exists a book that covers all sects. If not, can anyone please tell me
about how many sects there are, along with the names of them in case I need to
read about them individually should there be no book that covers them all.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
NJ, USA
babycat3@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking book recommendation on orthodox/ultra orthodox Jewish sects #general

Barbara Meyers
 

I am interested in reading about the various sects within orthodox/ultra
orthodox Judaism. I would like to learn about their origins, and founders. In
addition I would like to read about the differences in their everyday
lifestyles, traditions, beliefs, and practices, >from one another. I am hoping
there exists a book that covers all sects. If not, can anyone please tell me
about how many sects there are, along with the names of them in case I need to
read about them individually should there be no book that covers them all.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
NJ, USA
babycat3@...


cemetery in Kraisk #general

Liz Miller <lizdmiller@...>
 

Does anyone know how I could find someone to check the cemetery in ]
Kraisk/Kraysk,Belarus for a tombstone? Kraisk is about 9 miles >from Dolgovino.
I am hoping to find anyone in my Ruderman family who lived in Kraisk until
about 1915.

My great grandfather was Itzsack Ruderman, married to Ruchel(Rachel) Jacobs or
Axelrod or Areclad. The children who immigrated where born between 1875-1885.

I would be extremely grateful for any help.

Sincerely,

Liz Ruderman Miller
lizdmiller@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen cemetery in Kraisk #general

Liz Miller <lizdmiller@...>
 

Does anyone know how I could find someone to check the cemetery in ]
Kraisk/Kraysk,Belarus for a tombstone? Kraisk is about 9 miles >from Dolgovino.
I am hoping to find anyone in my Ruderman family who lived in Kraisk until
about 1915.

My great grandfather was Itzsack Ruderman, married to Ruchel(Rachel) Jacobs or
Axelrod or Areclad. The children who immigrated where born between 1875-1885.

I would be extremely grateful for any help.

Sincerely,

Liz Ruderman Miller
lizdmiller@...


Geni.com opinions, anyone? #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

Does anyone have any thoughts to share on geni.com? My daughter called me
yesterday thinking it was the greatest, but I wonder about privacy issues.

Fraida Cohen
New York

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Geni.com opinions, anyone? #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

Does anyone have any thoughts to share on geni.com? My daughter called me
yesterday thinking it was the greatest, but I wonder about privacy issues.

Fraida Cohen
New York

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To reply privately, please remove all numbers >from my email address.


Re: overlaping data bases? and a new question... #general

Susan&David
 

A look at the ship manifest itself shows the arrival port "New York"
crossed out and "Boston" added.
Both the historic Boston Globe and New York Times for March 3, 1921
report that one person aboard the Saxonia was found to have lice. The
ship was quarantined at Gallups Island in Boston Harbor and had to be
fumigated and the passengers deloused. It is possible that this
infection caused the ship to be re-routed. to a port where the problem
could be handled more expeditiously than in N.Y.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

JEF BARNETT wrote:

What I did find of interest, is showed the ship, The Cunard Saxonia left
London 2/16/1921 bound for Halifax and New York. My grandfather was ticketed
to NY. The ship actually landed in Boston on 3/2/1921 not NY? Any
explanations or suggestions as to why??


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: overlaping data bases? and a new question... #general

Susan&David
 

A look at the ship manifest itself shows the arrival port "New York"
crossed out and "Boston" added.
Both the historic Boston Globe and New York Times for March 3, 1921
report that one person aboard the Saxonia was found to have lice. The
ship was quarantined at Gallups Island in Boston Harbor and had to be
fumigated and the passengers deloused. It is possible that this
infection caused the ship to be re-routed. to a port where the problem
could be handled more expeditiously than in N.Y.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

JEF BARNETT wrote:

What I did find of interest, is showed the ship, The Cunard Saxonia left
London 2/16/1921 bound for Halifax and New York. My grandfather was ticketed
to NY. The ship actually landed in Boston on 3/2/1921 not NY? Any
explanations or suggestions as to why??


FELIX graves in Prag ? #austria-czech

Micheline GUTMANN
 

As my question was hidden behind the answer about the HECKER name,
perhaps it was not understood that I also asked a question about
the tragedian Rachel's maternal grand parents who died in Prague.
Is it possible to find a grave of Alexandre FELIX (or Felix Alexandre)
who died in 1818 and his wife Jeannette SALOMON in 1819?
(information found in the marriage records of Rachel's parents,
see GenAmi number 39).

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France


LDS and Czech Archival filming #austria-czech

Alex Woodle <awoodle@...>
 

I believe that the agreements signed ONLY involved three regional archives
in Czech republic and that most of these records would be about the
Christian populace. That isn't to say that there may be some information on
Jews in those areas as well.

The fact that any agreement has come about with the Czechs is good news.

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech FELIX graves in Prag ? #austria-czech

Micheline GUTMANN
 

As my question was hidden behind the answer about the HECKER name,
perhaps it was not understood that I also asked a question about
the tragedian Rachel's maternal grand parents who died in Prague.
Is it possible to find a grave of Alexandre FELIX (or Felix Alexandre)
who died in 1818 and his wife Jeannette SALOMON in 1819?
(information found in the marriage records of Rachel's parents,
see GenAmi number 39).

Micheline GUTMANN, Paris, France


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech LDS and Czech Archival filming #austria-czech

Alex Woodle <awoodle@...>
 

I believe that the agreements signed ONLY involved three regional archives
in Czech republic and that most of these records would be about the
Christian populace. That isn't to say that there may be some information on
Jews in those areas as well.

The fact that any agreement has come about with the Czechs is good news.

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA


Re: Jewish roots..in Hof #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/19/2007 3:14:22 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
tulse04-news1@... writes:

"Morty Rochman" <mr72@...> wrote
The name HOFER probably resulted >from the Germanic custom of adding "er"
after a town to indicate "comes from".

In this case, a Hofer came >from Hof which is located in the Frankenwald
area of Bavaria north of Bayreuth.

Hof is certainly not an area heavily populated by Jews at the present and
probably not too likely in past times either.
Morty seems to be incorrect regarding the Jewish inhabitants of Hof.
http://www.hof.de/hof_deu/32_armu/reichskristallnacht/32a_rkn_dok8.htm
(>from the town Archive) contains pictures of the destruction of the synagogue on
Kristalnacht.

But a search on Hofer generally and in German shows that the name is so
widespread that it is unlikely to derive >from a single small town in
Bavaria.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I totally agree with Nick Landau. >from a book listing past Jewish communities in
Bavaria, Steinerne Zeugnisse Juedischen Leben in Bayern, I learn that Hof had a
Jewish community as far back as 1372, that its synagogue was last rebuilt in 1927
before the Nazis destroyed it, and that a new community established a new
synagogue in 1973.

And, yes, Hofers may be named after any number of towns that include Hof in
their name.

Michael Bernet

MODERATOR NOTE: The particular site mentioned above is in German.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Jewish roots..in Hof #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/19/2007 3:14:22 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
tulse04-news1@... writes:

"Morty Rochman" <mr72@...> wrote
The name HOFER probably resulted >from the Germanic custom of adding "er"
after a town to indicate "comes from".

In this case, a Hofer came >from Hof which is located in the Frankenwald
area of Bavaria north of Bayreuth.

Hof is certainly not an area heavily populated by Jews at the present and
probably not too likely in past times either.
Morty seems to be incorrect regarding the Jewish inhabitants of Hof.
http://www.hof.de/hof_deu/32_armu/reichskristallnacht/32a_rkn_dok8.htm
(>from the town Archive) contains pictures of the destruction of the synagogue on
Kristalnacht.

But a search on Hofer generally and in German shows that the name is so
widespread that it is unlikely to derive >from a single small town in
Bavaria.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I totally agree with Nick Landau. >from a book listing past Jewish communities in
Bavaria, Steinerne Zeugnisse Juedischen Leben in Bayern, I learn that Hof had a
Jewish community as far back as 1372, that its synagogue was last rebuilt in 1927
before the Nazis destroyed it, and that a new community established a new
synagogue in 1973.

And, yes, Hofers may be named after any number of towns that include Hof in
their name.

Michael Bernet

MODERATOR NOTE: The particular site mentioned above is in German.


Jewish Family History Resources Addition released online by LDS #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

For readers of JewishGen who did not attend the IAJGS Conference, Eastman's Online
Genealogy Newsletter today contained the Press Release announced by the LDS
relating to the Church adding 3 online resources focusing on Jewish genealogy
research.

For the full article, click on:
http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/07/follow-up-lds-c.html

Sylvia
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita
JGSPBCI, FL
USA
Searching:
ABELMAN, ARONSON, DOROGOI, FRUCHT/FURSHMAN, FURSTMAN, GORDON, MELC,
SHEINKEROVICH, SHIMENOVITZ, Kaunas,Vilnius, Moletai,Ukmerge, Lithuania
AVNER, AWNER,WECHSLER, EHRENPREIS,FRIEDHOFFER, Ukraine
NOUSSINOFF/NUSINOV, LENTOTCHNIK/LENT, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Family History Resources Addition released online by LDS #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

For readers of JewishGen who did not attend the IAJGS Conference, Eastman's Online
Genealogy Newsletter today contained the Press Release announced by the LDS
relating to the Church adding 3 online resources focusing on Jewish genealogy
research.

For the full article, click on:
http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/07/follow-up-lds-c.html

Sylvia
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita
JGSPBCI, FL
USA
Searching:
ABELMAN, ARONSON, DOROGOI, FRUCHT/FURSHMAN, FURSTMAN, GORDON, MELC,
SHEINKEROVICH, SHIMENOVITZ, Kaunas,Vilnius, Moletai,Ukmerge, Lithuania
AVNER, AWNER,WECHSLER, EHRENPREIS,FRIEDHOFFER, Ukraine
NOUSSINOFF/NUSINOV, LENTOTCHNIK/LENT, Ukraine


My successful Ft. Lauderdale search for distant cousins #general

Dovie <gelerinter13@...>
 

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their help. In the end, I found the
son of who I was looking for using a combination of links and resources I got >from
people. The people I was looking for are still alive and well I hear, but I ended
up finding their son, which was good enough to get into the family!

Thanks again, everyone.

-Dovie Gelerinter
Gelerinter13@...
Chicago, IL
Searching:
GELERINTER, BALKIN/BULKIN, HIRSCHBEIN, STEINBERGER, PASHECK, MANISCHEWITZ,
KORNBLUT/CORNBLATT, JUSKOVITZ, TALCHINSKY/TALYN/TALL (post 1900)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My successful Ft. Lauderdale search for distant cousins #general

Dovie <gelerinter13@...>
 

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their help. In the end, I found the
son of who I was looking for using a combination of links and resources I got >from
people. The people I was looking for are still alive and well I hear, but I ended
up finding their son, which was good enough to get into the family!

Thanks again, everyone.

-Dovie Gelerinter
Gelerinter13@...
Chicago, IL
Searching:
GELERINTER, BALKIN/BULKIN, HIRSCHBEIN, STEINBERGER, PASHECK, MANISCHEWITZ,
KORNBLUT/CORNBLATT, JUSKOVITZ, TALCHINSKY/TALYN/TALL (post 1900)


Re: Geni.com opinions, anyone? #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

On Jul 20, 1:29 am, yeruche...@... (Bubby) wrote:

Does anyone have any thoughts to share on geni.com? My daughter called me
yesterday thinking it was the greatest, but I wonder about privacy issues.
As far as I can tell, Geni is another kind of family social networking site, where
you are encouraged to upload information about yourself, provide pictures and to
send messages between family members.

You are correct regarding the privacy issue. Geni is currently a work-in-progress.
Apparently, the developers are encouraging the current users to provide them with
ideas and features. Privacy is not their current concern, otherwise, it would have
been provided immediately. Anyone can add/modify/delete anything on the tree that
they are associated with and there is no explicit tracking or restriction of
anyone. The only protection you have the username/password needed to log onto the
site.

The current danger is that as the tree grows sideways, and in-laws add their
families, your information is exposed to total strangers. I would not put any
personal information on that site.

Zev Griner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Geni.com opinions, anyone? #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

On Jul 20, 1:29 am, yeruche...@... (Bubby) wrote:

Does anyone have any thoughts to share on geni.com? My daughter called me
yesterday thinking it was the greatest, but I wonder about privacy issues.
As far as I can tell, Geni is another kind of family social networking site, where
you are encouraged to upload information about yourself, provide pictures and to
send messages between family members.

You are correct regarding the privacy issue. Geni is currently a work-in-progress.
Apparently, the developers are encouraging the current users to provide them with
ideas and features. Privacy is not their current concern, otherwise, it would have
been provided immediately. Anyone can add/modify/delete anything on the tree that
they are associated with and there is no explicit tracking or restriction of
anyone. The only protection you have the username/password needed to log onto the
site.

The current danger is that as the tree grows sideways, and in-laws add their
families, your information is exposed to total strangers. I would not put any
personal information on that site.

Zev Griner