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Re: English name of a shtetl #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Florette Lynn wrote on 23 dec 2010 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I need help in finding the English
There would be no English!! equvalent,
what about setting for transcription in Latin letters?

equivalent of this little village
near Minsk, Belarus. The Hebrew letters are alef, kof, vav, shin,
kof, hey.
Ukhovskiye

populated place
52°44' N 31°04' E
Belarus
165.3 miles ESE of Minsk 53°54' N 27°34' E

<http://www.maplandia.com/belarus/homyel/ukhovskiye/

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: English name of a shtetl #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Florette Lynn wrote on 23 dec 2010 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I need help in finding the English
There would be no English!! equvalent,
what about setting for transcription in Latin letters?

equivalent of this little village
near Minsk, Belarus. The Hebrew letters are alef, kof, vav, shin,
kof, hey.
Ukhovskiye

populated place
52°44' N 31°04' E
Belarus
165.3 miles ESE of Minsk 53°54' N 27°34' E

<http://www.maplandia.com/belarus/homyel/ukhovskiye/

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JOWBR Year-End Update #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2010 year-end update
to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) Database.
The JOWBR Database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new user, we recommend that you take a look at the first
two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update is our largest to date and includes 170,000 new
records and 32,700 new photos. The database is adding 360 new
cemeteries along with updates or additions to an additional 213
cemeteries >from 21 countries. This brings JOWBR's holdings in
excess of 1.57 million records >from more than 3,050 cemeteries /
cemetery sections >from 47 countries!

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include
a mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies
and museums. We appreciate all our donors' submissions and the
transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.
Of particular note in this update are the following additions:

• Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding approximately 39,000 records
to those that went live in June. JOWBR now includes approximately
50,000 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz
in Israel" burial registers. The final set of records for surnames
starting with the letters K, P, R, and S will be added in our next
update. These records will also be added to the JRI-Poland database.
• Melbourne, Australia. Thanks to the Melbourne Chevra Kadisha
which has submitted over 29,000 records >from 49 cemeteries in
Melbourne and surrounding towns. We are especially grateful to the
Chevra Kadisha since this is JOWBR's first significant data collection
from Australia.
• Wisconsin, USA. Thanks to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
(http://www.jewishmuseummilwaukee.org) for their submission of
approximately 27,000 records >from 50 cemeteries throughout
Wisconsin.
• South Africa. Thanks to Stan Hart for his work to submit close
to 17,000 records >from over 135 cemeteries throughout South Africa.
Stan hopes to add photos to these records in future JOWBR updates.
• Virginia / Maryland, USA. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Greater Washington, Inc. (DC) and a team of volunteers
coordinated by Marlene Bishow, Ernie Fine and Harvey Kabaker for
their submission of 5,000 records and 4,800 photos >from Arlington
National Cemetery and more than 1,500 records >from the B'nai Israel
Congregation Cemetery in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
• Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, lead contributor
to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto' Cemetery
Project, for submitting and updating approximately 120 cemeteries
with 5,000 records >from Bathurst Memorial, Lambton Mills, and
Mount Sinai cemeteries. In addition to the records, over 4,000
photos >from Dawes Road Cemetery are included in this update
thanks to the efforts of Robert Lubinski.
• Georgia, USA. Thanks to Ruth Einstein, Special Projects
Coordinator for The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum in
Atlanta, Georgia for her submission of 4,000 new and updated
records >from 17 Atlanta area cemeteries.
• California, USA. Thanks to Peggy Hooper at California
Genealogy and History Archives
(http://www.calarchives4u.com/cemeteries/cem-index.htm) for
submitting 3,400 records with photos >from sections of Eden
Memorial Park, Temple Beth Israel, Home of Peace (LA), and Home of
Peace (San Diego) cemeteries. Eden Memorial photos were taken by
Dr. William A. Mann.
• Czeladz - Bedzin, Poland. Thanks to Jeff Cymbler for his
submission of over 3,200 records with 3,100 accompanying photos
from this town's cemetery.
• Florida, USA.
Thanks to Susan Steinfeld, Cemetery Project Coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County, and her team for their
submission of more than 3,000 record and photos >from selected
sections in the Star of David Cemetery in Miami.
Thanks to Ina Getzoff, JOWBR Coordinator for the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, for her submission of
150 new records and 450 photos >from the South Florida National
Cemetery.
• Petach Tikvah / Segulah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for
her ongoing record refinement and 3,000 new photos. In total,
JOWBR includes close to 60,000 records and 17,000 photos >from this
cemetery.
• Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania. Thanks to Vivian Kahn, H-SIG
Coordinator, for her first installment of 2,950 records >from the
Sighetu Marmatiei cemetery register. Additional records are being
worked on for the next update.
• Roman, Romania. Thanks to Claudia Greif and Rosanne Leeson
for 2,100 records >from the Roman cemetery register >from Roman in
the Moldavia region of Romania.
• El Paso, Texas, USA. Thanks to Sandy Aaronson for her work to
update and photograph B'nai Zion and Temple Mt. Sinai cemeteries
in El Paso. Sandy has added 450 records and 2,100 photos.
• Ferndale, Michigan, USA. Thanks to Stuart Farber for his
submission of 2,000 records >from the Beth Abraham Cemetery
Association in Ferndale, Michigan.
• St. Joseph, Missouri, USA. Thanks to Deena Sandusky for
submitting more than 1,700 records >from the Adath Joseph and
Shaare Sholem Roches cemeteries in St. Joseph, Missouri.
• Latvia / Lithuania / Ukraine. Thanks to Christine Usdine for
permitting JOWBR to include various Latvian, Lithuanian and
Ukrainian cemetery records and photos >from her site at
http://usdine.free.fr/
Translations of those stones were provided by Sarah Mages.
• St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. A special thanks to Eileen Wegge, 8th
grade public school teacher who during her Holocaust history
curriculum coordinated a cemetery indexing project with her
students at Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery in St. Paul.
• Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Thanks to Gene Baruch for
indexing and photographing 1,000 stones at the Greensboro Hebrew
Cemetery.
• South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president
of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
(http://www.jhssc.org/) for her most recent submission of 1,000
additional records >from various South Carolina cemeteries.
• Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate
all your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted
information for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage
you to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a
cemetery / cemetery section individually or consider a group project
for your local Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions
that help grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for
researchers and family members to find answers they otherwise
might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
NAltman@JewishGen.org
December 2010


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JOWBR Year-End Update #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2010 year-end update
to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) Database.
The JOWBR Database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new user, we recommend that you take a look at the first
two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update is our largest to date and includes 170,000 new
records and 32,700 new photos. The database is adding 360 new
cemeteries along with updates or additions to an additional 213
cemeteries >from 21 countries. This brings JOWBR's holdings in
excess of 1.57 million records >from more than 3,050 cemeteries /
cemetery sections >from 47 countries!

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include
a mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies
and museums. We appreciate all our donors' submissions and the
transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.
Of particular note in this update are the following additions:

• Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding approximately 39,000 records
to those that went live in June. JOWBR now includes approximately
50,000 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz
in Israel" burial registers. The final set of records for surnames
starting with the letters K, P, R, and S will be added in our next
update. These records will also be added to the JRI-Poland database.
• Melbourne, Australia. Thanks to the Melbourne Chevra Kadisha
which has submitted over 29,000 records >from 49 cemeteries in
Melbourne and surrounding towns. We are especially grateful to the
Chevra Kadisha since this is JOWBR's first significant data collection
from Australia.
• Wisconsin, USA. Thanks to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
(http://www.jewishmuseummilwaukee.org) for their submission of
approximately 27,000 records >from 50 cemeteries throughout
Wisconsin.
• South Africa. Thanks to Stan Hart for his work to submit close
to 17,000 records >from over 135 cemeteries throughout South Africa.
Stan hopes to add photos to these records in future JOWBR updates.
• Virginia / Maryland, USA. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Greater Washington, Inc. (DC) and a team of volunteers
coordinated by Marlene Bishow, Ernie Fine and Harvey Kabaker for
their submission of 5,000 records and 4,800 photos >from Arlington
National Cemetery and more than 1,500 records >from the B'nai Israel
Congregation Cemetery in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
• Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, lead contributor
to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto' Cemetery
Project, for submitting and updating approximately 120 cemeteries
with 5,000 records >from Bathurst Memorial, Lambton Mills, and
Mount Sinai cemeteries. In addition to the records, over 4,000
photos >from Dawes Road Cemetery are included in this update
thanks to the efforts of Robert Lubinski.
• Georgia, USA. Thanks to Ruth Einstein, Special Projects
Coordinator for The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum in
Atlanta, Georgia for her submission of 4,000 new and updated
records >from 17 Atlanta area cemeteries.
• California, USA. Thanks to Peggy Hooper at California
Genealogy and History Archives
(http://www.calarchives4u.com/cemeteries/cem-index.htm) for
submitting 3,400 records with photos >from sections of Eden
Memorial Park, Temple Beth Israel, Home of Peace (LA), and Home of
Peace (San Diego) cemeteries. Eden Memorial photos were taken by
Dr. William A. Mann.
• Czeladz - Bedzin, Poland. Thanks to Jeff Cymbler for his
submission of over 3,200 records with 3,100 accompanying photos
from this town's cemetery.
• Florida, USA.
Thanks to Susan Steinfeld, Cemetery Project Coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County, and her team for their
submission of more than 3,000 record and photos >from selected
sections in the Star of David Cemetery in Miami.
Thanks to Ina Getzoff, JOWBR Coordinator for the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, for her submission of
150 new records and 450 photos >from the South Florida National
Cemetery.
• Petach Tikvah / Segulah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for
her ongoing record refinement and 3,000 new photos. In total,
JOWBR includes close to 60,000 records and 17,000 photos >from this
cemetery.
• Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania. Thanks to Vivian Kahn, H-SIG
Coordinator, for her first installment of 2,950 records >from the
Sighetu Marmatiei cemetery register. Additional records are being
worked on for the next update.
• Roman, Romania. Thanks to Claudia Greif and Rosanne Leeson
for 2,100 records >from the Roman cemetery register >from Roman in
the Moldavia region of Romania.
• El Paso, Texas, USA. Thanks to Sandy Aaronson for her work to
update and photograph B'nai Zion and Temple Mt. Sinai cemeteries
in El Paso. Sandy has added 450 records and 2,100 photos.
• Ferndale, Michigan, USA. Thanks to Stuart Farber for his
submission of 2,000 records >from the Beth Abraham Cemetery
Association in Ferndale, Michigan.
• St. Joseph, Missouri, USA. Thanks to Deena Sandusky for
submitting more than 1,700 records >from the Adath Joseph and
Shaare Sholem Roches cemeteries in St. Joseph, Missouri.
• Latvia / Lithuania / Ukraine. Thanks to Christine Usdine for
permitting JOWBR to include various Latvian, Lithuanian and
Ukrainian cemetery records and photos >from her site at
http://usdine.free.fr/
Translations of those stones were provided by Sarah Mages.
• St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. A special thanks to Eileen Wegge, 8th
grade public school teacher who during her Holocaust history
curriculum coordinated a cemetery indexing project with her
students at Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery in St. Paul.
• Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Thanks to Gene Baruch for
indexing and photographing 1,000 stones at the Greensboro Hebrew
Cemetery.
• South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president
of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
(http://www.jhssc.org/) for her most recent submission of 1,000
additional records >from various South Carolina cemeteries.
• Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate
all your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted
information for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage
you to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a
cemetery / cemetery section individually or consider a group project
for your local Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions
that help grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for
researchers and family members to find answers they otherwise
might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
NAltman@JewishGen.org
December 2010


Matia Massi #romania

haroldzgreenberg@...
 

Cousins shalom -

My grandfather - Henry GREENBERG - emigrated >from Vaslui, Romania to
Canada in 1903 and died in 1904. He is buried in Toronto at the
Roselawn Cemetery, Adath Israel - the section for Romanian Jews. His
tombstone is weathered and illegible. JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry lists his burial. There is no photo of the tombstone,
and it appears that the information is taken >from the records of the
Adath Israel Synagogue (the Rumaynishe Shul). His Hebrew name - Zvi -
is recorded correctly. However, his father's name is shown as "Matia
Massi". Does anyone have an idea as to what "Matia Massi" means?

Thank you for your help.
Harold

Researching - GREENBERG, SHAPIRO (kohanim), ROSENTHAL - Vaslui, Romania
WIDAWSKY, SZER - Klobuck and Praszka, Czestochowa, Kielce, Poland
HYMAN, ISRAELOWITZ - Lodz, Piotrkow Gubernia, Lodz Province, Poland

Harold Hershel Zvi Greenberg
Eilat, Israel
haroldzgreenberg@gmail.com


Romania SIG #Romania Matia Massi #romania

haroldzgreenberg@...
 

Cousins shalom -

My grandfather - Henry GREENBERG - emigrated >from Vaslui, Romania to
Canada in 1903 and died in 1904. He is buried in Toronto at the
Roselawn Cemetery, Adath Israel - the section for Romanian Jews. His
tombstone is weathered and illegible. JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry lists his burial. There is no photo of the tombstone,
and it appears that the information is taken >from the records of the
Adath Israel Synagogue (the Rumaynishe Shul). His Hebrew name - Zvi -
is recorded correctly. However, his father's name is shown as "Matia
Massi". Does anyone have an idea as to what "Matia Massi" means?

Thank you for your help.
Harold

Researching - GREENBERG, SHAPIRO (kohanim), ROSENTHAL - Vaslui, Romania
WIDAWSKY, SZER - Klobuck and Praszka, Czestochowa, Kielce, Poland
HYMAN, ISRAELOWITZ - Lodz, Piotrkow Gubernia, Lodz Province, Poland

Harold Hershel Zvi Greenberg
Eilat, Israel
haroldzgreenberg@gmail.com


FELDEN Viewmate 17526 and 17527 #germany

Michael Maisey <michael@...>
 

Dear All
I would be grateful for a translation and any other observations about these
two documents.17526 is I think a 1938 police certificate in respect of
Marion FELDEN and 17527 is I think a German translation of a Hungarian
document or vice versa concerning her father Josef FELDEN.
Any help gratefully received

Michael Maisey London UK email michael@maisey.org.uk


German SIG #Germany FELDEN Viewmate 17526 and 17527 #germany

Michael Maisey <michael@...>
 

Dear All
I would be grateful for a translation and any other observations about these
two documents.17526 is I think a 1938 police certificate in respect of
Marion FELDEN and 17527 is I think a German translation of a Hungarian
document or vice versa concerning her father Josef FELDEN.
Any help gratefully received

Michael Maisey London UK email michael@maisey.org.uk


vital records of WOLFF/WOOLF and URBAN families early 1800s plus EYBESCHUETZ connection #germany

Alex Singer Lavi <asingerlavi@...>
 

Dear German Jewish Genners,

I seek help identifying the following people - I believe they are all
members of one family:

Simon born ~1804. He appears under the name Simon WOLF in the 1841 UK Census
and under the name Somer WOLFF, a cap manufacturer, >from Germany in the 1851
UK Census (however, having viewed the original document, I believe his first
name was simply mis-transcribed and should read "Simon"). For several
reasons, I believe that his full secular name was actually Heinrich Adolph
Siegfried WOLFF, a cap-manufacturer, born in Hamburg in ~1804 (plus/minus 1
year), died Dec 8 1888 in Middlesex, England.

Johana WOOLF born ~1808. She appears in the 1841 UK Census living with Simon
(above) and the URBAN family (below) but I cannot find her after that.

Malchen born ~1809. She appears as Machen URBAN, the wife of Louis URBAN in
the 1841 UK Census. She is named as Malchen WRLAN of Hamburg, the wife of
Louis WRLAN of Prussia in the 1851 UK Census. Looking at the original
record, the surname could equally be read as URBAN. The 1861 UK Census sees
her listed as Malaher URBAN of Hamburg married to Louis URBAN of Posen,
Prussia. She died in the first quarter of 1866 in East London, the death
being registered under the name Malchin URBAN.

Fredericka, Rika, Rachel WOOLF born ~1810 in Hamburg. This is my great great
great grandmother. She married my ggg grandfather Julius (Yehuda) SINGER in
1837 in London. Their marriage certificate states that her father was dead
at the time of their marriage and that his name was Woolf WOOLF. I couldn't
find a record for this family in the 1841 UK Census. She appears as Rachel
Singer in the 1851 Census. Significantly, Caroline URBAN, the daughter of
Malchen and Louis URBAN, was with the SINGERs on the night of this census
and is identified as their niece. Fredericka/Rachel died in Gyor (Raab) in
Hungary in 1855 and I am in the process of trying to obtain a
high-resolution image of her gravestone.

If, as I suspect, these four are siblings, then their father was Woolf WOOLF
of Hamburg, who died before 1837, apparently in Hamburg, and his unknown wife.

It is this man and his wife whom I am trying to identify. To do so, I have
undertaken exhaustive searches for Simon, Johana and Malchin (and variant
spellings) in:
- the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (the URBAN family don't appear in it at all,
with the exception of Caroline. The WOLF etc entries don't appear relevant),
- Ancestry (where I found their UK Census data; I could not find any useful
German data on Ancestry)
- JewishGen (no family members appear in the English or German data as far
as I can see; I found what might be a long-shot of a birth record for Louis,
however)
- Cemetery Scribes (no family members there)
- Synagogue Scribes (no family members there)

In previous correspondence with the Hamburg State Archives, the best they
could suggest was that I contact the Lutheran and Catholic Parishes (!) for
data. An earlier search of the Hamburg Society of Jewish Genealogy
(Hamburger Gesellschaft fuer Juedische Genealogie) did not locate any
relevant records.

Does anyone recognize these names? Are there any other avenues I could
pursue to obtain birth records for any of these individuals and the marriage
record of Malchen and Louis URBAN?

Another piece of information that may be of relevance if any readers are
EYBESCHUETZ researchers: Israel ABRAHAMS (a Jewish scholar and the
son-in-law of Fredericka's son R. Simeon SINGER) writing in 1908, states
that Fredericka was a lineal descendent of R. Jonathan EYBESCHUETZ. Maybe
EYBESCHUETZ researchers reading this posting have information that might
enable me to close the gap?

Thanks very much for any assistance.

Alexandra Singer Lavi, Mazkeret Batya Israel


German SIG #Germany vital records of WOLFF/WOOLF and URBAN families early 1800s plus EYBESCHUETZ connection #germany

Alex Singer Lavi <asingerlavi@...>
 

Dear German Jewish Genners,

I seek help identifying the following people - I believe they are all
members of one family:

Simon born ~1804. He appears under the name Simon WOLF in the 1841 UK Census
and under the name Somer WOLFF, a cap manufacturer, >from Germany in the 1851
UK Census (however, having viewed the original document, I believe his first
name was simply mis-transcribed and should read "Simon"). For several
reasons, I believe that his full secular name was actually Heinrich Adolph
Siegfried WOLFF, a cap-manufacturer, born in Hamburg in ~1804 (plus/minus 1
year), died Dec 8 1888 in Middlesex, England.

Johana WOOLF born ~1808. She appears in the 1841 UK Census living with Simon
(above) and the URBAN family (below) but I cannot find her after that.

Malchen born ~1809. She appears as Machen URBAN, the wife of Louis URBAN in
the 1841 UK Census. She is named as Malchen WRLAN of Hamburg, the wife of
Louis WRLAN of Prussia in the 1851 UK Census. Looking at the original
record, the surname could equally be read as URBAN. The 1861 UK Census sees
her listed as Malaher URBAN of Hamburg married to Louis URBAN of Posen,
Prussia. She died in the first quarter of 1866 in East London, the death
being registered under the name Malchin URBAN.

Fredericka, Rika, Rachel WOOLF born ~1810 in Hamburg. This is my great great
great grandmother. She married my ggg grandfather Julius (Yehuda) SINGER in
1837 in London. Their marriage certificate states that her father was dead
at the time of their marriage and that his name was Woolf WOOLF. I couldn't
find a record for this family in the 1841 UK Census. She appears as Rachel
Singer in the 1851 Census. Significantly, Caroline URBAN, the daughter of
Malchen and Louis URBAN, was with the SINGERs on the night of this census
and is identified as their niece. Fredericka/Rachel died in Gyor (Raab) in
Hungary in 1855 and I am in the process of trying to obtain a
high-resolution image of her gravestone.

If, as I suspect, these four are siblings, then their father was Woolf WOOLF
of Hamburg, who died before 1837, apparently in Hamburg, and his unknown wife.

It is this man and his wife whom I am trying to identify. To do so, I have
undertaken exhaustive searches for Simon, Johana and Malchin (and variant
spellings) in:
- the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (the URBAN family don't appear in it at all,
with the exception of Caroline. The WOLF etc entries don't appear relevant),
- Ancestry (where I found their UK Census data; I could not find any useful
German data on Ancestry)
- JewishGen (no family members appear in the English or German data as far
as I can see; I found what might be a long-shot of a birth record for Louis,
however)
- Cemetery Scribes (no family members there)
- Synagogue Scribes (no family members there)

In previous correspondence with the Hamburg State Archives, the best they
could suggest was that I contact the Lutheran and Catholic Parishes (!) for
data. An earlier search of the Hamburg Society of Jewish Genealogy
(Hamburger Gesellschaft fuer Juedische Genealogie) did not locate any
relevant records.

Does anyone recognize these names? Are there any other avenues I could
pursue to obtain birth records for any of these individuals and the marriage
record of Malchen and Louis URBAN?

Another piece of information that may be of relevance if any readers are
EYBESCHUETZ researchers: Israel ABRAHAMS (a Jewish scholar and the
son-in-law of Fredericka's son R. Simeon SINGER) writing in 1908, states
that Fredericka was a lineal descendent of R. Jonathan EYBESCHUETZ. Maybe
EYBESCHUETZ researchers reading this posting have information that might
enable me to close the gap?

Thanks very much for any assistance.

Alexandra Singer Lavi, Mazkeret Batya Israel


Camp Kitchner Sandwich, England 1939-40 #unitedkingdom

mbenedict51@...
 

If you google for Sandwich Library in Kent, you should find their contact
information. Similarly for the Kent Archives.

One or other is likely to have copies of the historical local papers, and they
may be willing to have a look for you - especially as the time-frame is
relatively short. They may be willing to send you a paper or digital image of
any relevant article(s), if they exist.

best wishes
Mary Benedict
SW Herts
UK


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Camp Kitchner Sandwich, England 1939-40 #unitedkingdom

mbenedict51@...
 

If you google for Sandwich Library in Kent, you should find their contact
information. Similarly for the Kent Archives.

One or other is likely to have copies of the historical local papers, and they
may be willing to have a look for you - especially as the time-frame is
relatively short. They may be willing to send you a paper or digital image of
any relevant article(s), if they exist.

best wishes
Mary Benedict
SW Herts
UK


Re: Camp Kitchner Sandwich, England 1939-40 #unitedkingdom

annrab@...
 

An interesting resource regarding Kitchener is to be found in The Jewish
Chronicle (The JC), London, http://thejc.com. A series was published in The
JC which was entitled "Refugee Notebook, Cameos >from Kitchener Camp-Town" by
Erica Natonek with sketches by Wooping. The articles are located in The JC
Archives and whilst you can search for them, you cannot access the actual
article without a subscription.

The author of this series, Erica Clara Wasserman Natonek, was born 1909, in
Czechoslovakia. She was the former wife of Prague-born Hans Natonek, editor
of the Neue Leipzier Zeitung and later a writer in America.

There is also mention of the "Kitchener Camp Review, the Journal of the
Kitchener Camp for Refugees". In regard to this publication you can find it
referenced on the following site:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/peoplesmuseum/week4_12.shtml. It
states that the Review is to be found in the Sandwich Guildhall Museum which
you can reach at:
http://www.sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk/guildhall/museum.htm

Many other references to the Kitchener Camp can be found in The Jewish
Chronicle including one in the August 4, 1939 issue which tells of the first
wedding of a refugee couple which was held in Oxford, England. Fritz Weiss
of the Kitchener Camp married Therese Weisz of Oxford and a reception and
dance was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Leverton.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom RE: Camp Kitchner Sandwich, England 1939-40 #unitedkingdom

annrab@...
 

An interesting resource regarding Kitchener is to be found in The Jewish
Chronicle (The JC), London, http://thejc.com. A series was published in The
JC which was entitled "Refugee Notebook, Cameos >from Kitchener Camp-Town" by
Erica Natonek with sketches by Wooping. The articles are located in The JC
Archives and whilst you can search for them, you cannot access the actual
article without a subscription.

The author of this series, Erica Clara Wasserman Natonek, was born 1909, in
Czechoslovakia. She was the former wife of Prague-born Hans Natonek, editor
of the Neue Leipzier Zeitung and later a writer in America.

There is also mention of the "Kitchener Camp Review, the Journal of the
Kitchener Camp for Refugees". In regard to this publication you can find it
referenced on the following site:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/peoplesmuseum/week4_12.shtml. It
states that the Review is to be found in the Sandwich Guildhall Museum which
you can reach at:
http://www.sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk/guildhall/museum.htm

Many other references to the Kitchener Camp can be found in The Jewish
Chronicle including one in the August 4, 1939 issue which tells of the first
wedding of a refugee couple which was held in Oxford, England. Fritz Weiss
of the Kitchener Camp married Therese Weisz of Oxford and a reception and
dance was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Leverton.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: PALEY/PALOFF/PALEEFF from Minsk to Buenos Aires-Argentinean Databases #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Vivian Kahn writes:

"I am helping a friend research STOPSKI and PALEY/PALOFF/PALEEFF
families >from Minsk who went to Buenos Aires in the early 20th
century and would appreciate advice about where to look for records.
I've visited Argentina National Archive website and it
appears that late 19th-early 20th century census records are not
available. Is this correct? Where can I find vital records and
cemetery records for Buenos Aires? "

The LDS Family Search website search engine now has the Argentina
National Census for 1869 and 1895 searchable (with images) available.
They also have the Buenos Aires City Census for 1855, and "Argentina
Marriages" >from 1722-1911. (These records may not be complete yet,
but they make a good start.)

The URL is: http://www.familysearch.org

Scroll down the page and click on "Carribbean, Central and South
America" to access the list of databases.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: PALEY/PALOFF/PALEEFF from Minsk to Buenos Aires-Argentinean Databases #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Vivian Kahn writes:

"I am helping a friend research STOPSKI and PALEY/PALOFF/PALEEFF
families >from Minsk who went to Buenos Aires in the early 20th
century and would appreciate advice about where to look for records.
I've visited Argentina National Archive website and it
appears that late 19th-early 20th century census records are not
available. Is this correct? Where can I find vital records and
cemetery records for Buenos Aires? "

The LDS Family Search website search engine now has the Argentina
National Census for 1869 and 1895 searchable (with images) available.
They also have the Buenos Aires City Census for 1855, and "Argentina
Marriages" >from 1722-1911. (These records may not be complete yet,
but they make a good start.)

The URL is: http://www.familysearch.org

Scroll down the page and click on "Carribbean, Central and South
America" to access the list of databases.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Camp Kitchener Sandwich, England 1939-40 #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Regarding research on the Kitchener Camp (note correct spelling) in
Sandwich, UK, the ProQuest historical database provides many articles
on the origins and life in the camp >from newspapers like The
Manchester Guardian, The Observer, The New York Times, Baltimore Sun,
Times of India and the Atlanta Constitution. Historical newspaper
research is often the best window through which we can view the past.
ProQuest can usually be accessed for free through most universities
and public libraries. Microfilms >from these newspapers are also
available at most large public libraries. Here are a few samples of
the information contained in these articles. You can see that they
are not just facts and dates, but offer personal information that can
be of great genealogical value:

January 29, 1939 - The Observer - "British Camp for 3,500 Refugees:
To Cost L80,000 a Year" - discusses how the Council for German Jewry
has acquired the property to be run by the Jewish Lads Brigade, and
that after intensive training in agriculture, boat repairing and
tailoring the inhabitants will be "emigrated in due course and will be
no liability on the country."

April 8, 1939 , Manchester Guardian - "Camp for 3,000 Refugees"-
relates how 100 teachers >from the Isle of Thanet volunteered to teach
English to the expected Austrian and German refugees. The camp was
run by the Council of German Jewry and the Lord Baldwin Fund, and
would have a cinema, barbershop and hospital. They expect the refugees
(18 - 35) to be "eager and enthusiastic" pupils who intend to
immigrate to the States and English-speaking colonies.

April 17, 1939 - "Passover at Richborough: Life in a Refugee Camp" -
details the camp's synagogue, the work of the artisans, and the rich,
varied talent in the camp, including the anxiety over loved ones left
behind.

June 26, 1939 - Manchester Guardian - Under "Refugee Advertisments"
David Frostig, living at the camp, is seeking a position for a
"married couple" who can cook, run a house, etc. and are "willing to
go anywhere."

July 19, 1939 - The Manchester Guardian - "Refugees in Camp - Work and
Play - Community Life at Richborough- Learning English" details the
daily activities of the 2,000 in habitants, with 200 a week arriving
until the total of 3,500 is set. It is a "lively, self-contained
community which is developing its own intellectual and artistic
life." What was once a "garish ruin" is now a place of lightness and
charm. Mr. Oscar Detsch of the Odean Theatres donated the cinema
apparatus for the 500 person theatre. It discusses the use of the
"liguaphone" in teaching phonetic English quickly and accurately,
supplementing the English language film screenings. Two of the
Viennese in the camp were with the Philharmonic Orchestra (and escaped
with their instruments) and two Hungarians >from Bohemia were prominent
entertainers. They participated in an evening's entertainment -- a
concert and lecture on the part that Jews played in Viennese music.

November 23, 1939 - "Refugees Here on Liner Georgic: Ship Painted
Black, New Camouflage Color" - tells of the Cunard White Star motor
ship which arrived with 46 German-Jewish refugees, including men who
had been interned in the Kitchener Camp. One was Eduard Kahn and his
wife, Greta, a singer, who has owned a textile firm in Vienna until
HItler took over Austria.

November 27, 1940 - The Atlanta Constitution - "Atlantan Spent 11
Months in Nazis' Camps: Memories Still Horrible to Clement Mokner,
Vienna Jeweler" - Details the experience of this "thin, bald young
man" who was born in Poland when it was Austria-Hungary. He lived
through two concentration camps before being allowed to leave with his
wife and child and found himself at the Kitchener Camp which he
praised. He entered the US via Halifax under the immigration quota
and was in New York before coming to Atlanta where he has met 100
refugees >from the Nazi terror.

June 29, 1996 - The Manchester Guardian - "Shelter >from the Storm" -
contains a letter to the editor >from Eileen Howarth, Grange Road,
London relating her story of contacting the Kitchener Camp to aid the
governments' efforts for UK citizens to befriend ("adopt") the
refugees. She provides a more sobering view of the camp's conditions
and the rather pitiful picnic she had with several of the residents in
May 1939 when she obtained a three-hour visitor's pass. She
corresponded with many of the residents and had life-long friendships
with them.

Note: She references an article circa 1939 in the "News Chronicle"
about the camp which should be findable.

The story of this camp is a little-known (and fascinating) one and
deserves more research.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Camp Kitchener Sandwich, England 1939-40 #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Regarding research on the Kitchener Camp (note correct spelling) in
Sandwich, UK, the ProQuest historical database provides many articles
on the origins and life in the camp >from newspapers like The
Manchester Guardian, The Observer, The New York Times, Baltimore Sun,
Times of India and the Atlanta Constitution. Historical newspaper
research is often the best window through which we can view the past.
ProQuest can usually be accessed for free through most universities
and public libraries. Microfilms >from these newspapers are also
available at most large public libraries. Here are a few samples of
the information contained in these articles. You can see that they
are not just facts and dates, but offer personal information that can
be of great genealogical value:

January 29, 1939 - The Observer - "British Camp for 3,500 Refugees:
To Cost L80,000 a Year" - discusses how the Council for German Jewry
has acquired the property to be run by the Jewish Lads Brigade, and
that after intensive training in agriculture, boat repairing and
tailoring the inhabitants will be "emigrated in due course and will be
no liability on the country."

April 8, 1939 , Manchester Guardian - "Camp for 3,000 Refugees"-
relates how 100 teachers >from the Isle of Thanet volunteered to teach
English to the expected Austrian and German refugees. The camp was
run by the Council of German Jewry and the Lord Baldwin Fund, and
would have a cinema, barbershop and hospital. They expect the refugees
(18 - 35) to be "eager and enthusiastic" pupils who intend to
immigrate to the States and English-speaking colonies.

April 17, 1939 - "Passover at Richborough: Life in a Refugee Camp" -
details the camp's synagogue, the work of the artisans, and the rich,
varied talent in the camp, including the anxiety over loved ones left
behind.

June 26, 1939 - Manchester Guardian - Under "Refugee Advertisments"
David Frostig, living at the camp, is seeking a position for a
"married couple" who can cook, run a house, etc. and are "willing to
go anywhere."

July 19, 1939 - The Manchester Guardian - "Refugees in Camp - Work and
Play - Community Life at Richborough- Learning English" details the
daily activities of the 2,000 in habitants, with 200 a week arriving
until the total of 3,500 is set. It is a "lively, self-contained
community which is developing its own intellectual and artistic
life." What was once a "garish ruin" is now a place of lightness and
charm. Mr. Oscar Detsch of the Odean Theatres donated the cinema
apparatus for the 500 person theatre. It discusses the use of the
"liguaphone" in teaching phonetic English quickly and accurately,
supplementing the English language film screenings. Two of the
Viennese in the camp were with the Philharmonic Orchestra (and escaped
with their instruments) and two Hungarians >from Bohemia were prominent
entertainers. They participated in an evening's entertainment -- a
concert and lecture on the part that Jews played in Viennese music.

November 23, 1939 - "Refugees Here on Liner Georgic: Ship Painted
Black, New Camouflage Color" - tells of the Cunard White Star motor
ship which arrived with 46 German-Jewish refugees, including men who
had been interned in the Kitchener Camp. One was Eduard Kahn and his
wife, Greta, a singer, who has owned a textile firm in Vienna until
HItler took over Austria.

November 27, 1940 - The Atlanta Constitution - "Atlantan Spent 11
Months in Nazis' Camps: Memories Still Horrible to Clement Mokner,
Vienna Jeweler" - Details the experience of this "thin, bald young
man" who was born in Poland when it was Austria-Hungary. He lived
through two concentration camps before being allowed to leave with his
wife and child and found himself at the Kitchener Camp which he
praised. He entered the US via Halifax under the immigration quota
and was in New York before coming to Atlanta where he has met 100
refugees >from the Nazi terror.

June 29, 1996 - The Manchester Guardian - "Shelter >from the Storm" -
contains a letter to the editor >from Eileen Howarth, Grange Road,
London relating her story of contacting the Kitchener Camp to aid the
governments' efforts for UK citizens to befriend ("adopt") the
refugees. She provides a more sobering view of the camp's conditions
and the rather pitiful picnic she had with several of the residents in
May 1939 when she obtained a three-hour visitor's pass. She
corresponded with many of the residents and had life-long friendships
with them.

Note: She references an article circa 1939 in the "News Chronicle"
about the camp which should be findable.

The story of this camp is a little-known (and fascinating) one and
deserves more research.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Woman wearing no Sheydl #general

Andy <arosen2@...>
 

Hello:

I've been in correspondence with a cousin who graciously shared a
family portrait dated to around the turn of the (20th) century. This
photo was purportedly taken in or around shtetl in what is now Eastern
Ukraine, about 100 miles west of Lviv. It was a studio portrait.

The region was Austro-Hungarian governed at the time and they were
relatively tolerant towards Jews.

The mother in this photo is not wearing any head covering. I have seen
hundreds of shtetlach photos like this and the woman always wears a
head cover. Her husband is not present in this photo, so I have no
idea if he would be wearing a yarmulke in this photo (he was in
America at the time and the wife left a few years later with her
children).

After they migrated to the US, the family eventually became
assimilated (very typical in my family).

The shtetl, to my understanding was traditionally Orthodox. Can anyone
provide any clues?

Thank you!

Warmly,

Andy Rosen
Tucson, Arizona
arosen2@cox.net

Researching the shtetl of Jezierna and surnames: CHARAP, TEICHOLZ,
HIRSCHORN, NAGELBERG, BARAD, EIDEL, STEINKRITZ, ROSENBLATT, YEAGER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Woman wearing no Sheydl #general

Andy <arosen2@...>
 

Hello:

I've been in correspondence with a cousin who graciously shared a
family portrait dated to around the turn of the (20th) century. This
photo was purportedly taken in or around shtetl in what is now Eastern
Ukraine, about 100 miles west of Lviv. It was a studio portrait.

The region was Austro-Hungarian governed at the time and they were
relatively tolerant towards Jews.

The mother in this photo is not wearing any head covering. I have seen
hundreds of shtetlach photos like this and the woman always wears a
head cover. Her husband is not present in this photo, so I have no
idea if he would be wearing a yarmulke in this photo (he was in
America at the time and the wife left a few years later with her
children).

After they migrated to the US, the family eventually became
assimilated (very typical in my family).

The shtetl, to my understanding was traditionally Orthodox. Can anyone
provide any clues?

Thank you!

Warmly,

Andy Rosen
Tucson, Arizona
arosen2@cox.net

Researching the shtetl of Jezierna and surnames: CHARAP, TEICHOLZ,
HIRSCHORN, NAGELBERG, BARAD, EIDEL, STEINKRITZ, ROSENBLATT, YEAGER

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