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Alliance Cemetery in South Jersey-- WERFEL family #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

Is there anyone who could check to see if there is anyone by the name of Judel or
Mendel or Judel Mendel WERFEL buried at the Alliance cemetery, Pittsgrove, Salem
county, NJ. This is the only Jewish cemetery I know in South Jersey, so he may
be buried else where. At this point, I would be happy to find anything on a
family called WERFEL in South Jersey. In "Germans to America 1875-1888" there is,
I am told, mention of a WERFEL, but I haven't been able to check it out.

Thanks.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alliance Cemetery in South Jersey-- WERFEL family #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

Is there anyone who could check to see if there is anyone by the name of Judel or
Mendel or Judel Mendel WERFEL buried at the Alliance cemetery, Pittsgrove, Salem
county, NJ. This is the only Jewish cemetery I know in South Jersey, so he may
be buried else where. At this point, I would be happy to find anything on a
family called WERFEL in South Jersey. In "Germans to America 1875-1888" there is,
I am told, mention of a WERFEL, but I haven't been able to check it out.

Thanks.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey


Re: Name Borbala #hungary

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Odd, if I came upon the name Farkas Nathan I would have asked to make
certain whether the family name was Farkas or Nathan as either could be
just as either could be a given name. While this may seem trivial, the
fact is that it is important to really examine the registers carefully
to make absolutely sure there were no transcription errors.

Peter Bakos
Budapest
Podvinecz, Rosenberg/Racz/Ronai

Subject: Meaning of Borbalya-Borbala-Barbara
From: "Yohanan"=20
Date: Sun=2C 26 Oct 2008 17:22:05 +1100
X-Message-Number: 1

Re the meaning of the name Borbalya / Borbala=2C and encouraged by the an=
swer
I received >from Tom Klein=2C and by the question submitted by Tom Venetia=
ner=2C

I have found in:
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Barbara
that Borbala is indeed a version of Barbara in Hungarian=2C has the same =
root
as "barbarian"=2C and it means "foreign woman"=2C
originally applied to anyone who did not speak Greek.
I am exploring the option that "my" Borbalya EPSTEIN=2C
that in the 1848 Hungarian census was in the same household with Farkas
NATHAN=2C is the same person as I have located in the Skalica 1851-1883 L=
DS
films=2C
in the name of Betti NATHAN=2C who died in 1872=2C 75 years old.

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Name Borbala #hungary

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Odd, if I came upon the name Farkas Nathan I would have asked to make
certain whether the family name was Farkas or Nathan as either could be
just as either could be a given name. While this may seem trivial, the
fact is that it is important to really examine the registers carefully
to make absolutely sure there were no transcription errors.

Peter Bakos
Budapest
Podvinecz, Rosenberg/Racz/Ronai

Subject: Meaning of Borbalya-Borbala-Barbara
From: "Yohanan"=20
Date: Sun=2C 26 Oct 2008 17:22:05 +1100
X-Message-Number: 1

Re the meaning of the name Borbalya / Borbala=2C and encouraged by the an=
swer
I received >from Tom Klein=2C and by the question submitted by Tom Venetia=
ner=2C

I have found in:
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Barbara
that Borbala is indeed a version of Barbara in Hungarian=2C has the same =
root
as "barbarian"=2C and it means "foreign woman"=2C
originally applied to anyone who did not speak Greek.
I am exploring the option that "my" Borbalya EPSTEIN=2C
that in the 1848 Hungarian census was in the same household with Farkas
NATHAN=2C is the same person as I have located in the Skalica 1851-1883 L=
DS
films=2C
in the name of Betti NATHAN=2C who died in 1872=2C 75 years old.

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


Lucille Gudis Memorial Seminar: From Here to Eternity #belarus

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

On Sunday, November 16, 2008, the Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York will present an all-day seminar, >from Here
to Eternity: Jewish Cemetery Research, Preservation and Restoration. The
seminar will take place at the UJA-Federation located at 130 East 59th
Street in Manhattan >from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

There is a registration fee for the seminar, which includes the cost of a
kosher buffet lunch.

The registration form for the seminar can be downloaded at www.jgsny.org.

ONLY ADVANCED REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED!

REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 10, 2008!

REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER THAT DATE!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:45 - 9:00 Sign in

Session 1 Joyce Field, JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisition:
The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

Session 2 Ada Green, Chair of the JGSNY Cemetery Project:
How to Catalog Jewish Cemeteries for the JOWBR
Lunch

Session 3 Rabbi Abraham Laber, founder of Jewishdata.com:
Do Stones Speak? - Interpreting Jewish Monuments; Visiting Jewish
Cemeteries; Jewishdata.com

Panel on Cemetery Preservation and Restoration:
Chaim Bruder, Heritage Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish
Cemeteries
Steve Lasky, Founder of the Museum of Family History
Norman Weinberg, Executive Coordinator of Poland Jewish Cemeteries
Restoration Project

Advanced registration for the seminar is required for the three earlier
sessions and for lunch. The panel is an open session for all JGS members and
it will be the November JGS meeting, which will begin at 2:30.

"Larry and Gloria Berkenstat Freund"


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lucille Gudis Memorial Seminar: From Here to Eternity #belarus

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

On Sunday, November 16, 2008, the Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York will present an all-day seminar, >from Here
to Eternity: Jewish Cemetery Research, Preservation and Restoration. The
seminar will take place at the UJA-Federation located at 130 East 59th
Street in Manhattan >from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

There is a registration fee for the seminar, which includes the cost of a
kosher buffet lunch.

The registration form for the seminar can be downloaded at www.jgsny.org.

ONLY ADVANCED REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED!

REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 10, 2008!

REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER THAT DATE!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:45 - 9:00 Sign in

Session 1 Joyce Field, JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisition:
The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

Session 2 Ada Green, Chair of the JGSNY Cemetery Project:
How to Catalog Jewish Cemeteries for the JOWBR
Lunch

Session 3 Rabbi Abraham Laber, founder of Jewishdata.com:
Do Stones Speak? - Interpreting Jewish Monuments; Visiting Jewish
Cemeteries; Jewishdata.com

Panel on Cemetery Preservation and Restoration:
Chaim Bruder, Heritage Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish
Cemeteries
Steve Lasky, Founder of the Museum of Family History
Norman Weinberg, Executive Coordinator of Poland Jewish Cemeteries
Restoration Project

Advanced registration for the seminar is required for the three earlier
sessions and for lunch. The panel is an open session for all JGS members and
it will be the November JGS meeting, which will begin at 2:30.

"Larry and Gloria Berkenstat Freund"


Re: Smorgon revision list #belarus

Joanne Saltman <js24saltman@...>
 

All the data >from the 1857 Smorgon revision list is on the litvaksig all
Lithuania database. By giving a donation to Litvak SIG you underwrite
future research projects and you can specify a shtetl of interest.
Joanne Saltman
Massachusetts,USA
Former coordinator, Oshmiany district


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Smorgon revision list #belarus

Joanne Saltman <js24saltman@...>
 

All the data >from the 1857 Smorgon revision list is on the litvaksig all
Lithuania database. By giving a donation to Litvak SIG you underwrite
future research projects and you can specify a shtetl of interest.
Joanne Saltman
Massachusetts,USA
Former coordinator, Oshmiany district


Family Photos for identification. #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

Please help me identify the people in these 4 photos, which you can
view here:

http://www.mannbarry.net/Joan/Joan-1.html

Photo # 1: Would like confirmation that this man is Daniel Meller, who
was born in Lithuania in about 1872. He emigrated to South Africa, where
he died at age 46 in December, 1918 and is buried at Braamfontein
Cemetery in Johannesburg.. Son of Shloma Meler and Shifra Ella (unknown
maiden name). Will appreciate any information about him and his family,
which included wife, Dora Rubenstein Meller, and two children, whose
names I'd like to find.

Questions: When did Daniel Meller emigrated >from Lithuania to South
Africa? What business was he in? Where and when did he marry Dora
Rubenstein? What are the locations and dates of her birth and death?
What are the names, dates, locations, etc. for the birth of their two
children? Do those children have descendants?

Photo # 2: Based on the 1907 inscription at the bottom left, this is
probably Dora Rubenstein Meller, wife of Daniel Meller, and their
daughter. The photo is engraved "Johannesburg". Would like any and all
information about this Meller family in South Africa.

Photo # 3: Would appreciate help in identifying this couple. Are they
Dora Rubenstein and Daniel Meller, obviously older than they were in two
previous pictures? Any and all information would be appreciated.

Photo # 4: This is Shifra Ella (maiden name unknown), wife of Shloma
Meler and my maternal great great grandmother. Does anyone know her
maiden name, who her parents and siblings were, and the dates and
locations of her birth, marriage to Shlomo Meler, and death in Lithuania?

Question: There is a family connection between the Meler family and the
Gordon family of Kvedarna, Lithuania - either through Shloma Meler's
side of the family, or through his wife's, Shifra Ella's. Clearly a
female member connected to either of them married into the Gordon
Family. I would very much appreciate knowing where the connection
originated.

Please respond to me privately at: jpk400@aol.com

Many thanks,
Joan Kramer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Family Photos for identification. #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

Please help me identify the people in these 4 photos, which you can
view here:

http://www.mannbarry.net/Joan/Joan-1.html

Photo # 1: Would like confirmation that this man is Daniel Meller, who
was born in Lithuania in about 1872. He emigrated to South Africa, where
he died at age 46 in December, 1918 and is buried at Braamfontein
Cemetery in Johannesburg.. Son of Shloma Meler and Shifra Ella (unknown
maiden name). Will appreciate any information about him and his family,
which included wife, Dora Rubenstein Meller, and two children, whose
names I'd like to find.

Questions: When did Daniel Meller emigrated >from Lithuania to South
Africa? What business was he in? Where and when did he marry Dora
Rubenstein? What are the locations and dates of her birth and death?
What are the names, dates, locations, etc. for the birth of their two
children? Do those children have descendants?

Photo # 2: Based on the 1907 inscription at the bottom left, this is
probably Dora Rubenstein Meller, wife of Daniel Meller, and their
daughter. The photo is engraved "Johannesburg". Would like any and all
information about this Meller family in South Africa.

Photo # 3: Would appreciate help in identifying this couple. Are they
Dora Rubenstein and Daniel Meller, obviously older than they were in two
previous pictures? Any and all information would be appreciated.

Photo # 4: This is Shifra Ella (maiden name unknown), wife of Shloma
Meler and my maternal great great grandmother. Does anyone know her
maiden name, who her parents and siblings were, and the dates and
locations of her birth, marriage to Shlomo Meler, and death in Lithuania?

Question: There is a family connection between the Meler family and the
Gordon family of Kvedarna, Lithuania - either through Shloma Meler's
side of the family, or through his wife's, Shifra Ella's. Clearly a
female member connected to either of them married into the Gordon
Family. I would very much appreciate knowing where the connection
originated.

Please respond to me privately at: jpk400@aol.com

Many thanks,
Joan Kramer


This year Vilkaviskis, next year Kalvarija ? #lithuania

ralph <salinger@...>
 

I have just finished another "season" in Vilkaviskis - those interested in
the town most probably know my site http://www.jewishvilkaviskis.org

This year I visited Kalvarija and met with a group of teachers and two
gentleman >from the Regional Council. The Local High School has material on
the Jewish Community of Kalvarija.

The cemetery in Kalavarija is completely overgrown - but I am considering
continuing the type of work I did in Vilkaviskis next year in Kalvarija.

That is [a] cleaning the cemetery, photographing and recording the
gravestones, and [b] collecting as much oral history as possible.

The Headmistress of the school I believe is willing to give her support and
I guess I can get assistance >from the Regional Council !

If you have roots in Kalvarija - please have a look at
http://www.jewishvilkaviskis.org/Kalavarija%20.html and then get in touch
with me.I would appreciate any historical/family background material
that you can give me.

With kindest regards,

Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania This year Vilkaviskis, next year Kalvarija ? #lithuania

ralph <salinger@...>
 

I have just finished another "season" in Vilkaviskis - those interested in
the town most probably know my site http://www.jewishvilkaviskis.org

This year I visited Kalvarija and met with a group of teachers and two
gentleman >from the Regional Council. The Local High School has material on
the Jewish Community of Kalvarija.

The cemetery in Kalavarija is completely overgrown - but I am considering
continuing the type of work I did in Vilkaviskis next year in Kalvarija.

That is [a] cleaning the cemetery, photographing and recording the
gravestones, and [b] collecting as much oral history as possible.

The Headmistress of the school I believe is willing to give her support and
I guess I can get assistance >from the Regional Council !

If you have roots in Kalvarija - please have a look at
http://www.jewishvilkaviskis.org/Kalavarija%20.html and then get in touch
with me.I would appreciate any historical/family background material
that you can give me.

With kindest regards,

Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Databases re Litvaks #lithuania

Lorri <lorrim@...>
 

In regards to Ann Rabinowitz's Canadian Passenger database
information, and Ancestry information...there are more databases out
there where one can find information on their Litvak relatives, which
I have used with huge success.

Scotland's People http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ is an amazing
resource for Jewish genealogy research.

And, Litvak Jewish ancestors, can be found there. I know, as I have
used them for research for my own Litvak roots. Glasgow and Edinburgh
both have large Litvak Jewish populations. I have Jewish cousins who
live in both cities, and have been to the synagogues there, for
Shabbat services, when visiting my cousins. My ancestors have lived in
both cities since the late 1790s. The Jewish cemeteries are filled
with the grave sites of my ancestors, not to mention thousands of
others. When one walks through them, one is amazed at the headstones
reading as early as the late 1700s. Don't dismiss this as a resource,
because it is extremely valuable for Litvak research.

There is a large population of Irish Jewish individuals of Litvak
descent living in Belfast, and they have been there since the 1800s.
I have Jewish relatives there, also, and been to the synagogues for
Shabbat service. Don't discount these websites when doing research
for your Litvak ancestors.

Irish Census 1901 and 1911.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/about/index.html

Irish genealogy website. http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/frame_1280.cfm

Lorraine Millings Weston
Tennessee

MILLINGS, SAFFER, SOLOMONS, FREID, MINTZ, JACOBS, GLICKMAN
England, Scotland, Ireland, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Austria


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Databases re Litvaks #lithuania

Lorri <lorrim@...>
 

In regards to Ann Rabinowitz's Canadian Passenger database
information, and Ancestry information...there are more databases out
there where one can find information on their Litvak relatives, which
I have used with huge success.

Scotland's People http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ is an amazing
resource for Jewish genealogy research.

And, Litvak Jewish ancestors, can be found there. I know, as I have
used them for research for my own Litvak roots. Glasgow and Edinburgh
both have large Litvak Jewish populations. I have Jewish cousins who
live in both cities, and have been to the synagogues there, for
Shabbat services, when visiting my cousins. My ancestors have lived in
both cities since the late 1790s. The Jewish cemeteries are filled
with the grave sites of my ancestors, not to mention thousands of
others. When one walks through them, one is amazed at the headstones
reading as early as the late 1700s. Don't dismiss this as a resource,
because it is extremely valuable for Litvak research.

There is a large population of Irish Jewish individuals of Litvak
descent living in Belfast, and they have been there since the 1800s.
I have Jewish relatives there, also, and been to the synagogues for
Shabbat service. Don't discount these websites when doing research
for your Litvak ancestors.

Irish Census 1901 and 1911.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/about/index.html

Irish genealogy website. http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/frame_1280.cfm

Lorraine Millings Weston
Tennessee

MILLINGS, SAFFER, SOLOMONS, FREID, MINTZ, JACOBS, GLICKMAN
England, Scotland, Ireland, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Austria


Vilna VRT Project - Records distribution 1894 #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Translations of the 1894 birth and death records have just been sent to
qualified contributors to the Vilna Vital Records Translation (VRT)
project. This amounts to an additional 2286 records. Additional
translations will be sent out in a few weeks.

Joel Ratner


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilna VRT Project - Records distribution 1894 #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Translations of the 1894 birth and death records have just been sent to
qualified contributors to the Vilna Vital Records Translation (VRT)
project. This amounts to an additional 2286 records. Additional
translations will be sent out in a few weeks.

Joel Ratner


Polish Translation of hr. br. ks. #poland

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

In list of girls' school some names are preceded by hr. br. or ks.
such as,
br. Wallischowna, Marya
hr. Tyszkiewiczowna, Aleksandra
ks. Sapiezanka, Anna

What could these abbreviations mean within the context of students?

Please respond to me directly. Thanks.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring, MD USA


JRI Poland #Poland Polish Translation of hr. br. ks. #poland

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

In list of girls' school some names are preceded by hr. br. or ks.
such as,
br. Wallischowna, Marya
hr. Tyszkiewiczowna, Aleksandra
ks. Sapiezanka, Anna

What could these abbreviations mean within the context of students?

Please respond to me directly. Thanks.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring, MD USA


Family Photos for identification. #southafrica

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

Please help me identify the people in these 4 photos, which you can
view here:

http://www.mannbarry.net/Joan/Joan-1.html

Photo # 1: Would like confirmation that this man is Daniel Meller, who
was born in Lithuania in about 1872. He emigrated to South Africa, where
he died at age 46 in December, 1918 and is buried at Braamfontein
Cemetery in Johannesburg.. Son of Shloma Meler and Shifra Ella (unknown
maiden name). Will appreciate any information about him and his family,
which included wife, Dora Rubenstein Meller, and two children, whose
names I'd like to find.

Questions: When did Daniel Meller emigrated >from Lithuania to South
Africa? What business was he in? Where and when did he marry Dora
Rubenstein? What are the locations and dates of her birth and death?
What are the names, dates, locations, etc. for the birth of their two
children? Do those children have descendants?

Photo # 2: Based on the 1907 inscription at the bottom left, this is
probably Dora Rubenstein Meller, wife of Daniel Meller, and their
daughter. The photo is engraved "Johannesburg". Would like any and all
information about this Meller family in South Africa.


Photo # 3: Would appreciate help in identifying this couple. Are they
Dora Rubenstein and Daniel Meller, obviously older than they were in two
previous pictures? Any and all information would be appreciated.

Photos # 4: This is Shifra Ella (maiden name unknown), wife of Shloma
Meler and my maternal great great grandmother. Does anyone know her
maiden name, who her parents and siblings were, and the dates and
locations of her birth, marriage to Shlomo Meler, and death in Lithuania?

Question: There is a family connection between the Meler family and the
Gordon family of Kvedarna, Lithuania - either through Shloma Meler's
side of the family, or through his wife's, Shifra Ella's. Clearly a
female member connected to either of them married into the Gordon
Family. I would very much appreciate knowing where the connection
originated.

Please respond to me privately at: jpk400@aol.com


Many thanks,
Joan Kramer


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Family Photos for identification. #southafrica

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

Please help me identify the people in these 4 photos, which you can
view here:

http://www.mannbarry.net/Joan/Joan-1.html

Photo # 1: Would like confirmation that this man is Daniel Meller, who
was born in Lithuania in about 1872. He emigrated to South Africa, where
he died at age 46 in December, 1918 and is buried at Braamfontein
Cemetery in Johannesburg.. Son of Shloma Meler and Shifra Ella (unknown
maiden name). Will appreciate any information about him and his family,
which included wife, Dora Rubenstein Meller, and two children, whose
names I'd like to find.

Questions: When did Daniel Meller emigrated >from Lithuania to South
Africa? What business was he in? Where and when did he marry Dora
Rubenstein? What are the locations and dates of her birth and death?
What are the names, dates, locations, etc. for the birth of their two
children? Do those children have descendants?

Photo # 2: Based on the 1907 inscription at the bottom left, this is
probably Dora Rubenstein Meller, wife of Daniel Meller, and their
daughter. The photo is engraved "Johannesburg". Would like any and all
information about this Meller family in South Africa.


Photo # 3: Would appreciate help in identifying this couple. Are they
Dora Rubenstein and Daniel Meller, obviously older than they were in two
previous pictures? Any and all information would be appreciated.

Photos # 4: This is Shifra Ella (maiden name unknown), wife of Shloma
Meler and my maternal great great grandmother. Does anyone know her
maiden name, who her parents and siblings were, and the dates and
locations of her birth, marriage to Shlomo Meler, and death in Lithuania?

Question: There is a family connection between the Meler family and the
Gordon family of Kvedarna, Lithuania - either through Shloma Meler's
side of the family, or through his wife's, Shifra Ella's. Clearly a
female member connected to either of them married into the Gordon
Family. I would very much appreciate knowing where the connection
originated.

Please respond to me privately at: jpk400@aol.com


Many thanks,
Joan Kramer