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Looking for LEVI, STUDINSKI, Mansfield, Ohio (per 1880 census) #usa

JillPaul <jillpaulchesler@...>
 

My great grandfather was Philip Berger LEVI 1847-1922 (aka LEVEY) who was
listed in the 1880 census there with his wife, Frances STUDINSKI
(1852-1926), and their 5 children, Theresa, Gussa, Samuel, David, and Eddie.
Philip was born in New York. His parents emigrated >from Prussia.

This is all I know. Does anyone have more information? Thank you,

Jill Chesler Aptos, California jillpaulchesler@sbcglobal.net


Early American SIG #USA Looking for LEVI, STUDINSKI, Mansfield, Ohio (per 1880 census) #usa

JillPaul <jillpaulchesler@...>
 

My great grandfather was Philip Berger LEVI 1847-1922 (aka LEVEY) who was
listed in the 1880 census there with his wife, Frances STUDINSKI
(1852-1926), and their 5 children, Theresa, Gussa, Samuel, David, and Eddie.
Philip was born in New York. His parents emigrated >from Prussia.

This is all I know. Does anyone have more information? Thank you,

Jill Chesler Aptos, California jillpaulchesler@sbcglobal.net


Translation please on Viewmate #germany

miltonkoch@...
 

I have posted a document on viewmate-VM12879 -in German >from
Baranow(?). I would like the translation. I am also interested in
knowing about who signed it and the relevance of the stamp affixed at
the bottom. Thank you. Please respond privately

Milton Koch miltonkoch@comcast.net City ?? State ???


German SIG #Germany Translation please on Viewmate #germany

miltonkoch@...
 

I have posted a document on viewmate-VM12879 -in German >from
Baranow(?). I would like the translation. I am also interested in
knowing about who signed it and the relevance of the stamp affixed at
the bottom. Thank you. Please respond privately

Milton Koch miltonkoch@comcast.net City ?? State ???


Family of Salo ROSENTHAL, who lived in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s #germany

Sara <sararu70@...>
 

I am looking for information about Salo ROSENTHAL, who lived in Berlin in
the 1920s and 1930s. He may have been born in Bitschin , later called
Bycina, but these towns have evidently been absorbed into the
province of Opole. We know he was a salesman and probably traveled in
Germany and Poland. He is a cousin to my Uncle Eleazer KATZ.

Tobe Feiga ROSENTHAL , Eleazer's mother , was probably Salo's father's sister.
Salo ROSENTHAL ended his life's journey at Auschwitz.

Tobe ROSENTHAL married Max KATKISKY , and immigrated to the USA in the
early 1870's. As far as we know after they settled here , there was
very little communication with the family in Europe, although Eleazer
and Salo did keep in touch with each other.

If Salo had any children , we would like to welcome them to our family tree.

Sara Rubin New Kensington, Pa. United States sararu70@verizon.net


German SIG #Germany Family of Salo ROSENTHAL, who lived in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s #germany

Sara <sararu70@...>
 

I am looking for information about Salo ROSENTHAL, who lived in Berlin in
the 1920s and 1930s. He may have been born in Bitschin , later called
Bycina, but these towns have evidently been absorbed into the
province of Opole. We know he was a salesman and probably traveled in
Germany and Poland. He is a cousin to my Uncle Eleazer KATZ.

Tobe Feiga ROSENTHAL , Eleazer's mother , was probably Salo's father's sister.
Salo ROSENTHAL ended his life's journey at Auschwitz.

Tobe ROSENTHAL married Max KATKISKY , and immigrated to the USA in the
early 1870's. As far as we know after they settled here , there was
very little communication with the family in Europe, although Eleazer
and Salo did keep in touch with each other.

If Salo had any children , we would like to welcome them to our family tree.

Sara Rubin New Kensington, Pa. United States sararu70@verizon.net


INTRO - Seeking Lieselotta SCHIFF b. in Darmstadt circa 1917 #germany

S. Marina Lynch <marinalynch@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing a genealogy search for
my grandmother Lieselotta SCHIFF in Darmstadt, Germany (1930 +/-)
for several years. I consider myself to be beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Milton, Massachusetts, USA.
My native language is English and do not speak any other language.
I consider myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in
using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the name and approximate birth date of Lieselotta
SCHIFF my grandmother. Lieselotta SCHIFF was born approx. 1917 in
Darmstadt, Germany. I assume this date because I was told she was 18
years of age when she became pregnant with my mother and was sent to
Handorf then to Munster-Westf. to give birth to my mother Erika, then
put her up for adoption in an orphanage in Munster-Westf. My mother was
born on September 9th, 1935.

My primary research goals now are to find out who my family is (also
for health reasons) and to find my grandmother Lieselotta SCHIFF.

My JGFF Member ID 387277.

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are: Lieselotta SCHIFF >from Darmstadt, Germany.

Thank you, Sandy Marina Lynch SLTLC94@AOL.COM Milton, Mass. (USA)


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seeking Lieselotta SCHIFF b. in Darmstadt circa 1917 #germany

S. Marina Lynch <marinalynch@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing a genealogy search for
my grandmother Lieselotta SCHIFF in Darmstadt, Germany (1930 +/-)
for several years. I consider myself to be beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Milton, Massachusetts, USA.
My native language is English and do not speak any other language.
I consider myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in
using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the name and approximate birth date of Lieselotta
SCHIFF my grandmother. Lieselotta SCHIFF was born approx. 1917 in
Darmstadt, Germany. I assume this date because I was told she was 18
years of age when she became pregnant with my mother and was sent to
Handorf then to Munster-Westf. to give birth to my mother Erika, then
put her up for adoption in an orphanage in Munster-Westf. My mother was
born on September 9th, 1935.

My primary research goals now are to find out who my family is (also
for health reasons) and to find my grandmother Lieselotta SCHIFF.

My JGFF Member ID 387277.

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are: Lieselotta SCHIFF >from Darmstadt, Germany.

Thank you, Sandy Marina Lynch SLTLC94@AOL.COM Milton, Mass. (USA)


looking for Earl A. GREENBERG - USA #general

Leatherwood, Michelle CTR USA <Michelle.Leatherwood@...>
 

I am trying to locate my father, who I have never met. His name is Earl A.
Greenberg and he was in the US Army in 1957. I was told he was >from Massachusetts
and his nickname was Mouse. He was probably born sometime in the 1930's.

Any advice on how to find him would be appreciated. Thank you.

Michele Greenberg Leatherwood
Briggs, Texas

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for Earl A. GREENBERG - USA #general

Leatherwood, Michelle CTR USA <Michelle.Leatherwood@...>
 

I am trying to locate my father, who I have never met. His name is Earl A.
Greenberg and he was in the US Army in 1957. I was told he was >from Massachusetts
and his nickname was Mouse. He was probably born sometime in the 1930's.

Any advice on how to find him would be appreciated. Thank you.

Michele Greenberg Leatherwood
Briggs, Texas

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


a new and vital database from the Israel Genealogical Society #france

martha@...
 

'Helkat Mehokek' is a Hebrew book by Asher Leib Brisk published in
1913. It includes tombstone inscriptions >from part of the Mount of Olives
cemetery in Jerusalem, since destroyed.

The Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) is proud to announce that Helkat
Mehokek has been completely indexed and digitized. The result is a
bi-lingual (Hebrew-English) searchable database of 8,092 tombstones,
mostly covering the period between 1740-1906, although the earliest
inscription dates >from 1646.

There are 1,500 graves of Sephardim and 6592 of Ashkenazim.

The inscriptions listed by Brisk cover graves >from the top part of the
Mount of Olives Cemetery, a part that was totally destroyed under Jordanian
rule (1948-1967) in order to make room for the building of a hotel and a
road. The destruction of the tombstones thus makes this book the only
source for part of this information, while some of the information
also can be found in records of the various Hevra Kadishas in Jerusalem.

Before searching the database, IGS team highly recommends first
reading the instructions preceding the search engine.

This database is located on the IGS English website at:
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4977.asp

and on the IGS Hebrew website at:
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/13/79/5778.asp

Martha Lev-Zion, IGS Negev


French SIG #France a new and vital database from the Israel Genealogical Society #france

martha@...
 

'Helkat Mehokek' is a Hebrew book by Asher Leib Brisk published in
1913. It includes tombstone inscriptions >from part of the Mount of Olives
cemetery in Jerusalem, since destroyed.

The Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) is proud to announce that Helkat
Mehokek has been completely indexed and digitized. The result is a
bi-lingual (Hebrew-English) searchable database of 8,092 tombstones,
mostly covering the period between 1740-1906, although the earliest
inscription dates >from 1646.

There are 1,500 graves of Sephardim and 6592 of Ashkenazim.

The inscriptions listed by Brisk cover graves >from the top part of the
Mount of Olives Cemetery, a part that was totally destroyed under Jordanian
rule (1948-1967) in order to make room for the building of a hotel and a
road. The destruction of the tombstones thus makes this book the only
source for part of this information, while some of the information
also can be found in records of the various Hevra Kadishas in Jerusalem.

Before searching the database, IGS team highly recommends first
reading the instructions preceding the search engine.

This database is located on the IGS English website at:
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/1/153/4977.asp

and on the IGS Hebrew website at:
http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/13/79/5778.asp

Martha Lev-Zion, IGS Negev


Re: stepchildren #general

Judy Petersen
 

Hi,
I don't think you can leave out divorce for creating stepfamilies. On both sides
of my family there are instances of stepchildren and half-siblings due to divorce
and re-marriage. I grew up with the mindset that divorce was a very uncommon and
frowned upon thing in the Jewish community. Of course my evidence is only
anecdotal based on my own family, but I think divorce was probably more common and
possibly even more accepted than what I was raised to believe.
Regards,

Judy Petersen
Fort Collins, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: stepchildren #general

Judy Petersen
 

Hi,
I don't think you can leave out divorce for creating stepfamilies. On both sides
of my family there are instances of stepchildren and half-siblings due to divorce
and re-marriage. I grew up with the mindset that divorce was a very uncommon and
frowned upon thing in the Jewish community. Of course my evidence is only
anecdotal based on my own family, but I think divorce was probably more common and
possibly even more accepted than what I was raised to believe.
Regards,

Judy Petersen
Fort Collins, CO


Re: Stepchildren #general

Judy Simon
 

I don't know of any studies, but this would be a fascinating interdisciplinary
topic to research. It would include historical, archival and genetic research as
well as population, life expectancy and mortality studies. I would think the
numbers of step-families in any given generation would be greatly affected by the
occurrence of wars, famines and disease outbreaks, and it would vary by geographic
location.

With a quick search on Wikipedia, I discovered there was a famine in E. Prussia in
1708-1711 that killed 41% of its population. In 1816 there were weather
aberrations due to volcanic eruptions that affected weather conditions in various
locations throughout the world, including a severe freeze, food shortages and a
cholera epidemic in parts of Europe. This weather situation in the aftermath of
the Napoleonic wars probably would have resulted in many spouse deaths and
re-marriages.

The large gains in life expectancy during the last century were mostly due to
lowering the infant and childhood mortality rates. For the most part, people who
survived childhood during the 18th and 19th centuries had a life expectancy close
to what it would be today. The big exception here is maternal deaths >from
childbirth. I would guess that these maternal deaths, where a relative of the
deceased woman might take the baby as her own and raise it using her own married
surname rather than the biological father's, account for many of the
"misattributed paternity events" we see in DNA surname projects.

Archival research would create challenging logistic problems. Revision lists might
be of limited value because a second wife, for example, might not be identified as
such. Like Sallyann, I'd be interested to see if any studies of Eastern European
Jewish family composition during the 18th and 19th centuries have been done.

Judy Simon
Stony Brook, NY

Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus wrote:
I have been thinking about the composition of Eastern Europe Jewish families
in the 18th and 19th centuries. The families of three my four great-grandparents
included half-brothers and half-sisters.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Stepchildren #general

Judy Simon
 

I don't know of any studies, but this would be a fascinating interdisciplinary
topic to research. It would include historical, archival and genetic research as
well as population, life expectancy and mortality studies. I would think the
numbers of step-families in any given generation would be greatly affected by the
occurrence of wars, famines and disease outbreaks, and it would vary by geographic
location.

With a quick search on Wikipedia, I discovered there was a famine in E. Prussia in
1708-1711 that killed 41% of its population. In 1816 there were weather
aberrations due to volcanic eruptions that affected weather conditions in various
locations throughout the world, including a severe freeze, food shortages and a
cholera epidemic in parts of Europe. This weather situation in the aftermath of
the Napoleonic wars probably would have resulted in many spouse deaths and
re-marriages.

The large gains in life expectancy during the last century were mostly due to
lowering the infant and childhood mortality rates. For the most part, people who
survived childhood during the 18th and 19th centuries had a life expectancy close
to what it would be today. The big exception here is maternal deaths >from
childbirth. I would guess that these maternal deaths, where a relative of the
deceased woman might take the baby as her own and raise it using her own married
surname rather than the biological father's, account for many of the
"misattributed paternity events" we see in DNA surname projects.

Archival research would create challenging logistic problems. Revision lists might
be of limited value because a second wife, for example, might not be identified as
such. Like Sallyann, I'd be interested to see if any studies of Eastern European
Jewish family composition during the 18th and 19th centuries have been done.

Judy Simon
Stony Brook, NY

Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus wrote:
I have been thinking about the composition of Eastern Europe Jewish families
in the 18th and 19th centuries. The families of three my four great-grandparents
included half-brothers and half-sisters.


Latvian Historical Archives problems #general

Bob Zimmerman <bobzim@...>
 

Has anyone had problems dealing with the Latvian Historical Archives? I sent a
request a year ago. They said it would take 9-12 months to complete. I have been
e-mailing them for the past month with no response. Has this happened to anyone
else?

Thanks
Bob Zimmerman

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Latvian Historical Archives problems #general

Bob Zimmerman <bobzim@...>
 

Has anyone had problems dealing with the Latvian Historical Archives? I sent a
request a year ago. They said it would take 9-12 months to complete. I have been
e-mailing them for the past month with no response. Has this happened to anyone
else?

Thanks
Bob Zimmerman

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only, please.


Jewish Genealogical Society of CT program for June #general

Marcia Indianer Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Greetings,

The Jewish Genealogical Society of CT will meet on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 1:30 at
the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown.

My Shanghai Memoirs - The Shanghai Ghetto During World War II will be described by
Bert Reiner.

Marcia Indianer Meyers
Program Chair
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net
www.jgsct-jewish-genealogy.org


JGS of Montreal - Monday, June 15th #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, in association with the Jewish Public
Library is pleased to announce as our guest speaker: Simon Jacobs - "The History of
the Jewish Community of Quebec City"

Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

Simon Jacobs, a native of London, England, has lived in Quebec City since he began
performing with the Orchestre symphonique de Quebec (OSQ) in 1989. Past president
of the Quebec City Jewish community, Mr. Jacobs is currently involved with the
Cemetery Corporation Beth Israel.

For all information on our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops
- JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day: 514-484-0969

Merle Kastner, Programming
merlek@videotron.ca