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Re: travel to Gdansk #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Aleksander Skalski <olekskalski@...>
 

I live in Gdansk . What can I help you ?

Aleksander Skalski
olekskalski@wp.pl
Gdańsk , Poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks wrote:

Dear SIG members,

Recently, I have learned about several SIG members planning or returning
from travel to Gdansk. If you visited and would like to share your
experiences for the benefit of those planning travel, please send a message
to this mailing list.

Thanks and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: I cracked STRASBURGER (and NEY) - traced them to Hohebach - any info? #germany

Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

Rob,

As mentioned on the Gersig website the Jewish cemetery in Hohebach has
been documented in the book "Die juedischen Friedhoefe im
Hohenlohekreis."

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities-h.htm

There are about 20 STRASBURGERs and a few NEYs buried in the Hohebach
friedhof, including your Levi Aron and Malchen STRASBURGER.

You'll also want to look at the alemannia judaica entry for Hohebach:

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/hohebach_synagoge.htm

Good luck, Brian Stern Lexington, KY

On Mar 2, 2008, at 11:06 PM, Rob Lederer wrote:
I've determined to a strong degree of confidence that my gg-gm
Caroline STRASBURGER and her uncles Moses, Jacob, and Abram, and
cousin Louis, emigrated >from Hohenbach, Wuerttemberg in the middle
1800s (all by 1860). Caroline's parents were Levi STRASBURGER and
Matilda NEY. Does anyone have anything on those families in that
town, or on that town itself?

Rob Lederer New York <ledererrob@gmail.com>


Moshassuck Cemetery, Providence, RI Lookup #general

Alicia Amiel <aamielster@...>
 

I'm looking for someone who might be willing to do a lookup or take a
picture at the Moshassuck Cemetery. The two tombstones I am looking
for might be entirely in Hebrew. One is for Jacob Chaim EPSTEIN who
died March 8, 1884 age 31. I know for a fact that his tombstone is
there as it is mentioned in the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Notes.
I am also looking for an Esther LOWENTHAL who I believe is his neice.
She passed away approximately January 29, 1887.
Please respond privately,
aamielster@gmail.com


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Re: travel to Gdansk #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Aleksander Skalski <olekskalski@...>
 

I live in Gdansk . What can I help you ?

Aleksander Skalski
olekskalski@wp.pl
Gdańsk , Poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks wrote:

Dear SIG members,

Recently, I have learned about several SIG members planning or returning
from travel to Gdansk. If you visited and would like to share your
experiences for the benefit of those planning travel, please send a message
to this mailing list.

Thanks and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


German SIG #Germany Re: I cracked STRASBURGER (and NEY) - traced them to Hohebach - any info? #germany

Brian Stern <brians99@...>
 

Rob,

As mentioned on the Gersig website the Jewish cemetery in Hohebach has
been documented in the book "Die juedischen Friedhoefe im
Hohenlohekreis."

http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities-h.htm

There are about 20 STRASBURGERs and a few NEYs buried in the Hohebach
friedhof, including your Levi Aron and Malchen STRASBURGER.

You'll also want to look at the alemannia judaica entry for Hohebach:

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/hohebach_synagoge.htm

Good luck, Brian Stern Lexington, KY

On Mar 2, 2008, at 11:06 PM, Rob Lederer wrote:
I've determined to a strong degree of confidence that my gg-gm
Caroline STRASBURGER and her uncles Moses, Jacob, and Abram, and
cousin Louis, emigrated >from Hohenbach, Wuerttemberg in the middle
1800s (all by 1860). Caroline's parents were Levi STRASBURGER and
Matilda NEY. Does anyone have anything on those families in that
town, or on that town itself?

Rob Lederer New York <ledererrob@gmail.com>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Moshassuck Cemetery, Providence, RI Lookup #general

Alicia Amiel <aamielster@...>
 

I'm looking for someone who might be willing to do a lookup or take a
picture at the Moshassuck Cemetery. The two tombstones I am looking
for might be entirely in Hebrew. One is for Jacob Chaim EPSTEIN who
died March 8, 1884 age 31. I know for a fact that his tombstone is
there as it is mentioned in the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Notes.
I am also looking for an Esther LOWENTHAL who I believe is his neice.
She passed away approximately January 29, 1887.
Please respond privately,
aamielster@gmail.com


Erma and Kurt SCHLESINGER, son Henry #general

Melodysdeals
 

I am stuck on locating this individual. I thought I would look to those New
Yorkers for help. Erma and Kurt lived in New York City by Central Park. They
divorced in 1945. Henry was born in approx. 1931. Erma's maiden name is PINKUS.
Kurt owned a medical supply company and later a nail polish maker in the late
40's and 1950's. He owned extensive real estate in New York City. Erma's
siblings were Heinz, Thea, and Edith. Erma's parents were Rose and Louis PINKUS,
who left Germany and relocated during the Holocaust to La Paz, Bolivia. I
believe Kurt is still alive and wealthy. Therefore I am concerned that
he know that I do not desire anything >from him but stories, family
information, and photos.

This incredible discussion group has helped me in so many ways over the
last year with locating family and ideas for searching. My father was Heinz, who
changed his name to Frank Thomas and lived illegally in the U.S. for nearly 30
years. He died in 1975 shortly after finding his sister, Edith. We all enter
genealogy for different reasons. Mine is that until 2 years before my father's
death, I knew nothing of who he was or where he came from. I long to
fill this whole for my children and grandchildren. I never knew my
grandparents or aunts. Discussions about my father and his past were
very controlled and limited. He received his green card just a few
months before he died. Before that, he did not feel safe to share much
of anything.

Thank you for your help.
Melody Mayes nee Pinkus
#292191


Re: Social Security question #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Mimi & fellow genners,

A review of the JewishGen info file [mentioned below] when compaired against the
Social Security Online Number Allocations web-page [also below] reveals that the
JewishGen file is out of date.

Both my California-born sons have numbers that begin with '6', which according to
JewishGen is part of the unassigned number range. >from the Number Allocation site
it appears that numbers beginning as high as 765 [Arizona] are currently in use.

Several states now have two or three different ranges assigned to them. For
instance North Carolina has 232[shared with WVa], 237-246 and 681-690.

Until the table is updated in the JewishGen info files, I guess the Social
Security web-page is the best resource.

Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA
--

On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 "phylliskramer1"
<phylliskramer1@att.net> wrote:

Mimi Katz asked about social security ..how to
determine which state issued it based on the
first three numbers of the social security
number.

Bernard Kouchel wrote a JewishGen infofile on
social security...
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/us-ssa.txt in
it is the list of states issuing the numbers.
362-386 Michigan
--
On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 "David Oseas"
<doseas@usa.net> wrote:

Social Security Number Allocation page:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/stateweb.htm

393 = Wisconsin.


Surname FELD #latvia

Angie Carter <angela.carter@...>
 

I have recently learned that FELD may be a surname worth researching
in my family. Is anyone familiar with FELD or any variation in the
Mitau/Jelgava area c. 1885? Many thanks!

Researching LEWIS, GOLDBERG, FELD

Angie Carter
angela.carter@comcast.net
Salt Lake City, UT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Erma and Kurt SCHLESINGER, son Henry #general

Melodysdeals
 

I am stuck on locating this individual. I thought I would look to those New
Yorkers for help. Erma and Kurt lived in New York City by Central Park. They
divorced in 1945. Henry was born in approx. 1931. Erma's maiden name is PINKUS.
Kurt owned a medical supply company and later a nail polish maker in the late
40's and 1950's. He owned extensive real estate in New York City. Erma's
siblings were Heinz, Thea, and Edith. Erma's parents were Rose and Louis PINKUS,
who left Germany and relocated during the Holocaust to La Paz, Bolivia. I
believe Kurt is still alive and wealthy. Therefore I am concerned that
he know that I do not desire anything >from him but stories, family
information, and photos.

This incredible discussion group has helped me in so many ways over the
last year with locating family and ideas for searching. My father was Heinz, who
changed his name to Frank Thomas and lived illegally in the U.S. for nearly 30
years. He died in 1975 shortly after finding his sister, Edith. We all enter
genealogy for different reasons. Mine is that until 2 years before my father's
death, I knew nothing of who he was or where he came from. I long to
fill this whole for my children and grandchildren. I never knew my
grandparents or aunts. Discussions about my father and his past were
very controlled and limited. He received his green card just a few
months before he died. Before that, he did not feel safe to share much
of anything.

Thank you for your help.
Melody Mayes nee Pinkus
#292191


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Social Security question #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Mimi & fellow genners,

A review of the JewishGen info file [mentioned below] when compaired against the
Social Security Online Number Allocations web-page [also below] reveals that the
JewishGen file is out of date.

Both my California-born sons have numbers that begin with '6', which according to
JewishGen is part of the unassigned number range. >from the Number Allocation site
it appears that numbers beginning as high as 765 [Arizona] are currently in use.

Several states now have two or three different ranges assigned to them. For
instance North Carolina has 232[shared with WVa], 237-246 and 681-690.

Until the table is updated in the JewishGen info files, I guess the Social
Security web-page is the best resource.

Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA
--

On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 "phylliskramer1"
<phylliskramer1@att.net> wrote:

Mimi Katz asked about social security ..how to
determine which state issued it based on the
first three numbers of the social security
number.

Bernard Kouchel wrote a JewishGen infofile on
social security...
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/us-ssa.txt in
it is the list of states issuing the numbers.
362-386 Michigan
--
On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 "David Oseas"
<doseas@usa.net> wrote:

Social Security Number Allocation page:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/stateweb.htm

393 = Wisconsin.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Surname FELD #latvia

Angie Carter <angela.carter@...>
 

I have recently learned that FELD may be a surname worth researching
in my family. Is anyone familiar with FELD or any variation in the
Mitau/Jelgava area c. 1885? Many thanks!

Researching LEWIS, GOLDBERG, FELD

Angie Carter
angela.carter@comcast.net
Salt Lake City, UT


Kartenmeister website #germany

laguna@...
 

Here is an interesting website; if you don't already know of it, you may
find it of interest. It lists name changes of towns.
http://www.kartenmeister.com/preview/databaseuwe.asp

Stephanie Weiner San Diego, CA laguna@sciti.com


Cemetery photo request for Har Hazaitim #general

Dovie <gelerinter13@...>
 

Genners,

I have a distant cousin in Israel who was supposed to
be getting me this photo, and I'm told by another,
closer cousin, that this distant cousin actually got
the photo, but hasn't gotten around to sending it to
me. I haven't heard >from him in months and haven't
been able to get a hold of him so I'm turning to you.

My great-great-grandfather's grave is in Har HaZaitim.
I believe - it's that or Har HaMenuchot, but I
believe it's HaZaitim. If anyone has an idea as to
how to verify, that would also be welcome. I don't
have the exact location, but I'm told that it's in the
"Prushim" section of the cemetery. His name is Shalom
GELERINTER aka Shalom b"r Israel, died 9 Sivan 5677
(30 May 1917).

If anyone's able to get this photo or at least help me
verify which of the two cemeteries it's in so I know
for once and for all, it would be very appreciated.

On a related note, what's involved in getting death
certificates >from Israel? Would they have records as
far back as 1917 like this?

Thanks!

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


German SIG #Germany Kartenmeister website #germany

laguna@...
 

Here is an interesting website; if you don't already know of it, you may
find it of interest. It lists name changes of towns.
http://www.kartenmeister.com/preview/databaseuwe.asp

Stephanie Weiner San Diego, CA laguna@sciti.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetery photo request for Har Hazaitim #general

Dovie <gelerinter13@...>
 

Genners,

I have a distant cousin in Israel who was supposed to
be getting me this photo, and I'm told by another,
closer cousin, that this distant cousin actually got
the photo, but hasn't gotten around to sending it to
me. I haven't heard >from him in months and haven't
been able to get a hold of him so I'm turning to you.

My great-great-grandfather's grave is in Har HaZaitim.
I believe - it's that or Har HaMenuchot, but I
believe it's HaZaitim. If anyone has an idea as to
how to verify, that would also be welcome. I don't
have the exact location, but I'm told that it's in the
"Prushim" section of the cemetery. His name is Shalom
GELERINTER aka Shalom b"r Israel, died 9 Sivan 5677
(30 May 1917).

If anyone's able to get this photo or at least help me
verify which of the two cemeteries it's in so I know
for once and for all, it would be very appreciated.

On a related note, what's involved in getting death
certificates >from Israel? Would they have records as
far back as 1917 like this?

Thanks!

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


Re: ITS - Misinformation #general

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Irene Newhouse stated:

"It's been my understanding that when someone requested a search >from the
International Tracing Service, the card[s] for the person/people in question
were pulled out of the master file & never put back. This made the ITS
essentially a 1-search- only archive, because any material that's ever been
requested before is not in the master file & that location is never checked
again."

This is not true. What ITS did when someone requested a search is to open a
case file (called a T/D file) and place the cards in the case file and
create a new index card in the Master Index that indicated a T/D file was
open for the person.

When there were future inquiries, the ITS staff would then go to the T/D
file to gather all the information.

Gary Mokotoff


Need contact info for the Jonava Society of Tel-Aviv, Israel #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

Boker Tov,

I am trying to locate an address or
email contact for the Jonava Society
of Tel-Aviv. I believe they could have
pertinent information about my family
that immigrated there.

Shalom Shalom,
Yehudah ben Shlomo


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: ITS - Misinformation #general

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Irene Newhouse stated:

"It's been my understanding that when someone requested a search >from the
International Tracing Service, the card[s] for the person/people in question
were pulled out of the master file & never put back. This made the ITS
essentially a 1-search- only archive, because any material that's ever been
requested before is not in the master file & that location is never checked
again."

This is not true. What ITS did when someone requested a search is to open a
case file (called a T/D file) and place the cards in the case file and
create a new index card in the Master Index that indicated a T/D file was
open for the person.

When there were future inquiries, the ITS staff would then go to the T/D
file to gather all the information.

Gary Mokotoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need contact info for the Jonava Society of Tel-Aviv, Israel #general

Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

Boker Tov,

I am trying to locate an address or
email contact for the Jonava Society
of Tel-Aviv. I believe they could have
pertinent information about my family
that immigrated there.

Shalom Shalom,
Yehudah ben Shlomo