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JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County February 12 Assisted Research Afternoon #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)
will be meeting on Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:00-5:00 pm at the Los Angeles
Family History Library 10741 Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles (on grounds of the
LDS Temple ). Parking is free.

Note: This special program is open only to current (2012) dues paid members of
JGSCV. Anyone may join or renew their JGSCV membership at door. Single membership
$25.00 ; family $30.00 (two people residing in the same household).

Program: Assisted Research Afternoon at the L.A. Family History Library (LAFHL)

Experienced JGSCV members and Family History Library volunteers will be available
to help members get the most out of the L.A. Family History Library's resources,
including computer assistance with many popular genealogical databases including
Ancestry.com (full access), Fold3.com, Heritage Quest, World Vital Records,
Godfrey Memorial Library on-line resources and more! The LAFHL has 86 computers
(PCs not MACs) allowing more people to use them simultaneously. There are the
Jewish microfilms of Eastern Europe and a selection of others, and maps and
gazetteers. Bring your research documents with you and bring a flash drive if you
want to download electronic images of online images. Hard copying is also
available. Our sister JGS, JGSLA's library is available for research at the LAFHL.

Barbara Algaze, volunteer at the LAFHL, and librarian for the JGSLA, will give an
introduction to the resources at the L.A. Family History Library starting at 1:30
p.m..

Remember to bring some small bills and coins in case you wish to make copies of
anything off the computers, books, journals or microfilms. We will have very
limited cash on hand to make change.

Directions:
The LAFHL is located at: 10741 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles on the grounds of
the LDS (Mormon) Temple. >from the 405 freeway get off at Santa Monica Blvd. and go
east to Manning Ave. Turn north on Manning Ave, make the first left into the LDS
Temple compound, proceed right until reaching the Visitor's Center then, park
along the fence. The entrance to the LAFHL is on the right (east) side of the
Visitor's Center. The library is on the lower floor of the FHL-there are stairs
and an elevator >from the first floor.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with
anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information on JGSCV and the meeting, see our website www.jgscv.org

Looking forward to seeing you at the research afternoon.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JGSPalm Beach County 2nd lecture - Delray Beach Public Library #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, FL - Speakers Bureau
announces the second in the Spring 2012 Semester Series - "Discover,Learn,Dream
with the Lifelong Learning Community Institute at the Delray Beach Public Library,
100 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.

Topic: "Genealogy: Tracing Your Family Roots"
Dates: Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 2 - 3:30 pm
Fee: 4 sessions $45 Course Number: STHPM
Note: The Delray Beach Public Library offers a 1 day pass - fee $20.00 -available
for those wishing to attend a single lecture in the Genealogy 3 lecture series.

First session: (February 2 - concluded)

The second session will be held this Thursday, February 9 - at 2PM until 3:30PM.
Dennis Rice, Presenter: "The "Z" Family - A Genealogical Journey >from 1789 to the
Present" February 16 - "Researching Your Long-Lost Family" Mona Freedman Morris
February 23 - "Genealogical Panel Discussion - Q & A": Jerry Naditch, Dennis Rice,
Mona Morris; facilitator: Sylvia Nusinov

For further information: contact Sylvia:
curiousyl@bellsouth.net

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita
Genealogy Resources Workbook Editor
Speakers Bureau Chair
JGSPBCI, Florida
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org


Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay February Seminar #general

Sally Israel
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will offer a two-session seminar
entitled: “The JGSTB 2012 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research: A Foundation for
Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researchers” on February 12 (Part 1) and
March 11, 2012 (Part 2) at 2:00 PM at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot
Blvd., Clearwater, Florida. Registration will be held at 1:30 PM on both dates. A
seminar booklet summarizing all the material to be presented will be provided and
will be essential for those able to attend only one of the two sessions.

This seminar will focus on developing the proper approaches and applying the
necessary tools, techniques and short cuts to most effectively connect you with
your ancestors in the old country. Internet resources as well as local non-internet
resources will be emphasized to enable the beginner to discover his or her family
history as well as facilitate the experienced researcher in resolving “brick wall”
problems. This seminar is an extensive revision of the presentation given two years
ago; new genealogical resources and new databases will be demonstrated and all
Internet links and sites have been updated.

Dr. Emil H. Isaacson will lead the seminar. Dr. Isaacson has 28 years experience in
genealogy and has researched his ancestral roots back seven generations to the late
1700’s in Europe. He will share his successful and sometimes unsuccessful
techniques.

The course is free to current paid-up members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay. A one-year family membership will be included in the $25 course fee for
non-members. An additional $10.00 fee will be charged for seminar materials to
defray printing costs, but only one booklet will be needed per couple or family.
Annual membership in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is $25 per
individual or family.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to
attend. Early registration is recommended so that sufficient copies of the printed
booklet and handouts will be available.

To pre-register for the class, for further information on the organization, or for
directions to the meeting, call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County February 12 Assisted Research Afternoon #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)
will be meeting on Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:00-5:00 pm at the Los Angeles
Family History Library 10741 Santa Monica Blvd. West Los Angeles (on grounds of the
LDS Temple ). Parking is free.

Note: This special program is open only to current (2012) dues paid members of
JGSCV. Anyone may join or renew their JGSCV membership at door. Single membership
$25.00 ; family $30.00 (two people residing in the same household).

Program: Assisted Research Afternoon at the L.A. Family History Library (LAFHL)

Experienced JGSCV members and Family History Library volunteers will be available
to help members get the most out of the L.A. Family History Library's resources,
including computer assistance with many popular genealogical databases including
Ancestry.com (full access), Fold3.com, Heritage Quest, World Vital Records,
Godfrey Memorial Library on-line resources and more! The LAFHL has 86 computers
(PCs not MACs) allowing more people to use them simultaneously. There are the
Jewish microfilms of Eastern Europe and a selection of others, and maps and
gazetteers. Bring your research documents with you and bring a flash drive if you
want to download electronic images of online images. Hard copying is also
available. Our sister JGS, JGSLA's library is available for research at the LAFHL.

Barbara Algaze, volunteer at the LAFHL, and librarian for the JGSLA, will give an
introduction to the resources at the L.A. Family History Library starting at 1:30
p.m..

Remember to bring some small bills and coins in case you wish to make copies of
anything off the computers, books, journals or microfilms. We will have very
limited cash on hand to make change.

Directions:
The LAFHL is located at: 10741 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles on the grounds of
the LDS (Mormon) Temple. >from the 405 freeway get off at Santa Monica Blvd. and go
east to Manning Ave. Turn north on Manning Ave, make the first left into the LDS
Temple compound, proceed right until reaching the Visitor's Center then, park
along the fence. The entrance to the LAFHL is on the right (east) side of the
Visitor's Center. The library is on the lower floor of the FHL-there are stairs
and an elevator >from the first floor.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with
anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information on JGSCV and the meeting, see our website www.jgscv.org

Looking forward to seeing you at the research afternoon.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSPalm Beach County 2nd lecture - Delray Beach Public Library #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, FL - Speakers Bureau
announces the second in the Spring 2012 Semester Series - "Discover,Learn,Dream
with the Lifelong Learning Community Institute at the Delray Beach Public Library,
100 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.

Topic: "Genealogy: Tracing Your Family Roots"
Dates: Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 2 - 3:30 pm
Fee: 4 sessions $45 Course Number: STHPM
Note: The Delray Beach Public Library offers a 1 day pass - fee $20.00 -available
for those wishing to attend a single lecture in the Genealogy 3 lecture series.

First session: (February 2 - concluded)

The second session will be held this Thursday, February 9 - at 2PM until 3:30PM.
Dennis Rice, Presenter: "The "Z" Family - A Genealogical Journey >from 1789 to the
Present" February 16 - "Researching Your Long-Lost Family" Mona Freedman Morris
February 23 - "Genealogical Panel Discussion - Q & A": Jerry Naditch, Dennis Rice,
Mona Morris; facilitator: Sylvia Nusinov

For further information: contact Sylvia:
curiousyl@bellsouth.net

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita
Genealogy Resources Workbook Editor
Speakers Bureau Chair
JGSPBCI, Florida
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay February Seminar #general

Sally Israel
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will offer a two-session seminar
entitled: “The JGSTB 2012 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research: A Foundation for
Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researchers” on February 12 (Part 1) and
March 11, 2012 (Part 2) at 2:00 PM at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot
Blvd., Clearwater, Florida. Registration will be held at 1:30 PM on both dates. A
seminar booklet summarizing all the material to be presented will be provided and
will be essential for those able to attend only one of the two sessions.

This seminar will focus on developing the proper approaches and applying the
necessary tools, techniques and short cuts to most effectively connect you with
your ancestors in the old country. Internet resources as well as local non-internet
resources will be emphasized to enable the beginner to discover his or her family
history as well as facilitate the experienced researcher in resolving “brick wall”
problems. This seminar is an extensive revision of the presentation given two years
ago; new genealogical resources and new databases will be demonstrated and all
Internet links and sites have been updated.

Dr. Emil H. Isaacson will lead the seminar. Dr. Isaacson has 28 years experience in
genealogy and has researched his ancestral roots back seven generations to the late
1700’s in Europe. He will share his successful and sometimes unsuccessful
techniques.

The course is free to current paid-up members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay. A one-year family membership will be included in the $25 course fee for
non-members. An additional $10.00 fee will be charged for seminar materials to
defray printing costs, but only one booklet will be needed per couple or family.
Annual membership in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is $25 per
individual or family.

Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to
attend. Early registration is recommended so that sufficient copies of the printed
booklet and handouts will be available.

To pre-register for the class, for further information on the organization, or for
directions to the meeting, call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652.


Bessarabia Discussion Group survey #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

DEAR BESSARABIA RESEARCHER:

Our new Bessarabia SIG Discussion Group is off to a good start and in
our first few weeks nearly 200 members >from at least 11 countries have
already participated in scores of exchanges.

While our neighbor ROM-SIG will continue work on a project it began
years ago - the Bessarabia Vital Records project, a transliteration of
existing Birth, Death, and Marriage records >from Kishinev and several
other towns, our Bessarabia SIG has begun a number of new projects:
Bessarabia Revision Lists (37,000 records have already been
translated), a Business directory, Geographical Dictionary, cemetery
grave photographing, along with providing lots of other informational
resources (see our website for an overview of what's going on).

But before we get too far down the road, we want to take this
opportunity to assess your personal interests and needs that can be
addressed in our planning of future priorities and activities. We also
want to know how we can provide better support for your own research
and information gathering. Are you interested in historic photographs?
Maps? Other databases? Conference calls or webinars? Responses to the
survey below will be useful to us. You also may offer additional
suggestions and comments at the end of the survey.

We are fortunate that Yefim Kogan, the head of our SIG, lived in
Kishinev for 17 years and another 19 in Moscow. He has traveled
extensively, visiting relatives and vacationing in many of the towns
and cities in what was Bessarabia. Yefim is fluent in Russian, studied
Romanian in school, and his first language was Yiddish. So, his
familiarity with the geography and languages, along with his knowledge
of the history and culture of the region, may help the Bessarabia SIG
- in understanding the historical and cultural perspectives of the
area, in retrieving information >from archives and organizations, and
in advancing projects that generate new learning that may be helpful
in our personal genealogical research. Please take a few minutes to
respond.
(Note: Part of this survey is based on questionnaires developed by the
Ukraine and ROM SIGs.)

Thanks,

Alan Levitt
Bessarabia SIG Discussion Group Moderator


Click the link below to access the survey

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=3DdDR0SVhidGI0VHFQeHFw=
d1BLMnQwWnc6MQ


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia Discussion Group survey #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

DEAR BESSARABIA RESEARCHER:

Our new Bessarabia SIG Discussion Group is off to a good start and in
our first few weeks nearly 200 members >from at least 11 countries have
already participated in scores of exchanges.

While our neighbor ROM-SIG will continue work on a project it began
years ago - the Bessarabia Vital Records project, a transliteration of
existing Birth, Death, and Marriage records >from Kishinev and several
other towns, our Bessarabia SIG has begun a number of new projects:
Bessarabia Revision Lists (37,000 records have already been
translated), a Business directory, Geographical Dictionary, cemetery
grave photographing, along with providing lots of other informational
resources (see our website for an overview of what's going on).

But before we get too far down the road, we want to take this
opportunity to assess your personal interests and needs that can be
addressed in our planning of future priorities and activities. We also
want to know how we can provide better support for your own research
and information gathering. Are you interested in historic photographs?
Maps? Other databases? Conference calls or webinars? Responses to the
survey below will be useful to us. You also may offer additional
suggestions and comments at the end of the survey.

We are fortunate that Yefim Kogan, the head of our SIG, lived in
Kishinev for 17 years and another 19 in Moscow. He has traveled
extensively, visiting relatives and vacationing in many of the towns
and cities in what was Bessarabia. Yefim is fluent in Russian, studied
Romanian in school, and his first language was Yiddish. So, his
familiarity with the geography and languages, along with his knowledge
of the history and culture of the region, may help the Bessarabia SIG
- in understanding the historical and cultural perspectives of the
area, in retrieving information >from archives and organizations, and
in advancing projects that generate new learning that may be helpful
in our personal genealogical research. Please take a few minutes to
respond.
(Note: Part of this survey is based on questionnaires developed by the
Ukraine and ROM SIGs.)

Thanks,

Alan Levitt
Bessarabia SIG Discussion Group Moderator


Click the link below to access the survey

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=3DdDR0SVhidGI0VHFQeHFw=
d1BLMnQwWnc6MQ


Gruenwald-Ratzersdorfer-Breitner #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

dear All
Leopold GRUENWALD born 1831 in Misslitz Moravia, died 1890 in Vienna,
brother to my ggfather Alois-Lazar, was married twice; his first wife was
Flora ELSNER, born 1841 in Bratislava, died 1871 in Vienna, daughter to
ELSNER Leopold, born 1804 in Ratibor, died 1854 in Vienna and Fanny
RATZERSDORFER, b 1818 in Bratislava,, died 1869 in Vienna
children:
Ida,
BERTA; born 1866 in Vienna
Richard
Fanny

Berta married 11 March 1894 in Budapest, Gustav Gerson BREITNER, born 1858
in Estergom (Hungary) son to Breitner Rudolf and KANN Eleonora (Leni)
found 3 children:
Flora, born 01. July 1895, died and buried 1976 in Budapest, married to
Jozsef RETI; found no children
Rezsoe, born 08.07.1897, married KELLER Ilona 1929 in Budapest, found no
children; both died in Holocaust
Erzsebet, born 09.November 1899, married WALDINGBRETT Josef, 1925 in
Budapest; Erzsebet must have been divorced or widowed,and remarried a Josef
ERDOS; both died in Holocaust

Berta Breitner, nee Gruenwald,  is buried with her husband and daughter
Flora (Reti) in Budapest, Kozma utca,and we should vist them as soon as
possible
has anyone information on the BREITNER family?

thank you
Traude Triebel
Austria


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Gruenwald-Ratzersdorfer-Breitner #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

dear All
Leopold GRUENWALD born 1831 in Misslitz Moravia, died 1890 in Vienna,
brother to my ggfather Alois-Lazar, was married twice; his first wife was
Flora ELSNER, born 1841 in Bratislava, died 1871 in Vienna, daughter to
ELSNER Leopold, born 1804 in Ratibor, died 1854 in Vienna and Fanny
RATZERSDORFER, b 1818 in Bratislava,, died 1869 in Vienna
children:
Ida,
BERTA; born 1866 in Vienna
Richard
Fanny

Berta married 11 March 1894 in Budapest, Gustav Gerson BREITNER, born 1858
in Estergom (Hungary) son to Breitner Rudolf and KANN Eleonora (Leni)
found 3 children:
Flora, born 01. July 1895, died and buried 1976 in Budapest, married to
Jozsef RETI; found no children
Rezsoe, born 08.07.1897, married KELLER Ilona 1929 in Budapest, found no
children; both died in Holocaust
Erzsebet, born 09.November 1899, married WALDINGBRETT Josef, 1925 in
Budapest; Erzsebet must have been divorced or widowed,and remarried a Josef
ERDOS; both died in Holocaust

Berta Breitner, nee Gruenwald,  is buried with her husband and daughter
Flora (Reti) in Budapest, Kozma utca,and we should vist them as soon as
possible
has anyone information on the BREITNER family?

thank you
Traude Triebel
Austria


EISINGERs of Vienna #austria-czech

T Z
 

Looking for any information about the EISINGERs of Vienna who later moved
later to Czernowitz, Bukowina,
My grandmother Marta Zwecker nee Eisinger 's parents (who were >from Vienna)
were my great grandmother
Regina (Rochel) daughter of Mordechai and her husband my great grandfather
Joseph (Yosef) son of Menashe Eisinger

Thanks
Kol Tuv,
Rabbi Tal Moshe Zwecker
Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel
Reply to < tal.zwecker@gmail.com >
Researching:
EISINGER of Vienna, ZWECKER / EISINGER of Bukowina; PARZENCZEWSKI / HOROWITZ
of Kalisz / Zdunska Wola; SCHTIFTER of Zdunska Wola; LICHTENSHTAYN of
Sieradz


What Does TAPAS Mean in Reference to a Person's Family? #austria-czech

Linda Shefler
 

An acquaintance recently told me that she wrote a researcher found on the
JGFF, to ask about possible family ties. Apparently she provided him with
much information about her family but he declined to reciprocate. When she
asked why, he responded that her F. family are "tapas." Can anyone explain
what that word may mean (other than small plates in restaurants, that is).

Thank you.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod Ha Sharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Hausierer's Basket #austria-czech

DKBERN@...
 

Good evening Austria-Czech SIG

Many thanks to all who replied with an amazing collection of Hausierers and
their baskets. I cannot imagine daily lugging the inventory >from door to
door.

Best,

Dave Bernard


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech EISINGERs of Vienna #austria-czech

T Z
 

Looking for any information about the EISINGERs of Vienna who later moved
later to Czernowitz, Bukowina,
My grandmother Marta Zwecker nee Eisinger 's parents (who were >from Vienna)
were my great grandmother
Regina (Rochel) daughter of Mordechai and her husband my great grandfather
Joseph (Yosef) son of Menashe Eisinger

Thanks
Kol Tuv,
Rabbi Tal Moshe Zwecker
Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel
Reply to < tal.zwecker@gmail.com >
Researching:
EISINGER of Vienna, ZWECKER / EISINGER of Bukowina; PARZENCZEWSKI / HOROWITZ
of Kalisz / Zdunska Wola; SCHTIFTER of Zdunska Wola; LICHTENSHTAYN of
Sieradz


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech What Does TAPAS Mean in Reference to a Person's Family? #austria-czech

Linda Shefler
 

An acquaintance recently told me that she wrote a researcher found on the
JGFF, to ask about possible family ties. Apparently she provided him with
much information about her family but he declined to reciprocate. When she
asked why, he responded that her F. family are "tapas." Can anyone explain
what that word may mean (other than small plates in restaurants, that is).

Thank you.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod Ha Sharon
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Hausierer's Basket #austria-czech

DKBERN@...
 

Good evening Austria-Czech SIG

Many thanks to all who replied with an amazing collection of Hausierers and
their baskets. I cannot imagine daily lugging the inventory >from door to
door.

Best,

Dave Bernard


Re: Early Roots in Sarasota, Florida #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

In case you have not checked out the following resource for digitized photographic
evidence of the settlement of Florida by Jews >from the earliest days, here is a
link for you to use:

The Mosaic Collection at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach, FL - This was
a travelling collection which is now housed at the Museum and is accessible online.
It is made up of 1,172 photographs out of 6,000 photos which were collected. The
Museum also contains a Jewish Family Database which you can provide information and
photographs to. An example of how helpful this can be is the following example.
Some years ago when I visited the Museum, I happened to look up Howard Margol's
family name in the database there and found several photos of his family in
Jacksonville, Florida. He was then able to order copies of the photographs.

The link to the Mosaic Collection is found at the following:
http://www.jewishmuseum.com/index2.html. This Museum portal should take you to the
Florida Memory Collection at the Division of Library and Information Services,
Florida Department of State. However, the link will give you an error message
which states "404 Page Not Found". Ignore that error message, go to the top of the
page where it says "Search" and plug in the word "Mosaic" or the word "Jews" as
well as the name of the town, or family name to locate the appropriate photographic
collection. Sometimes, you may want to just look under the name of the town alone
as you can find photos of commercial establishments or streets which have no link
to Jews or the Mosaic Collection, but may contain your family's store or
establishment pictured. You can order copies of the photographs >from this resource
as well.


For instance, in regard to what Kim Sheitel posted about, there are ten photographs
of Jews who lived in Sarasota. In addition, for the town of Venice, Florida, there
are two photographs, one of Sarah and Samuel Kaplan and one of Sarah Kaplan. The
Kaplans were the only Jews in town for a number of years.

Happy Hunting!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Early Roots in Sarasota, Florida #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

In case you have not checked out the following resource for digitized photographic
evidence of the settlement of Florida by Jews >from the earliest days, here is a
link for you to use:

The Mosaic Collection at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach, FL - This was
a travelling collection which is now housed at the Museum and is accessible online.
It is made up of 1,172 photographs out of 6,000 photos which were collected. The
Museum also contains a Jewish Family Database which you can provide information and
photographs to. An example of how helpful this can be is the following example.
Some years ago when I visited the Museum, I happened to look up Howard Margol's
family name in the database there and found several photos of his family in
Jacksonville, Florida. He was then able to order copies of the photographs.

The link to the Mosaic Collection is found at the following:
http://www.jewishmuseum.com/index2.html. This Museum portal should take you to the
Florida Memory Collection at the Division of Library and Information Services,
Florida Department of State. However, the link will give you an error message
which states "404 Page Not Found". Ignore that error message, go to the top of the
page where it says "Search" and plug in the word "Mosaic" or the word "Jews" as
well as the name of the town, or family name to locate the appropriate photographic
collection. Sometimes, you may want to just look under the name of the town alone
as you can find photos of commercial establishments or streets which have no link
to Jews or the Mosaic Collection, but may contain your family's store or
establishment pictured. You can order copies of the photographs >from this resource
as well.


For instance, in regard to what Kim Sheitel posted about, there are ten photographs
of Jews who lived in Sarasota. In addition, for the town of Venice, Florida, there
are two photographs, one of Sarah and Samuel Kaplan and one of Sarah Kaplan. The
Kaplans were the only Jews in town for a number of years.

Happy Hunting!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: What was "proper mourning"/remarriage in NY in 1886? #general

David Shapiro
 

The husband's first wife dies at age 37 while they are living on Eldrige Street.
She dies on March 28, 1886 and leaves behind several young children. The husband
then remarries on July 4, 1886. That would make his second marriage less than
four months after the first wife dies.
1. The proper mourning period required by halacha for all relatived besides parents
is thirty days.
2. Nevertheless, generally a man is required to wait until three major holidays
have passed before remarrying, since it is assumed that before that he will find it
difficult to bestow all his affections on his new wife.
3. The halacha makes an exception in the case where there are small children and no
other person (like a grandmother) who could care for the children.

Thus in this case it appears that the husband was acting in complete accordance
with the halacha, and there was no cause for him to be "shunned".

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What was "proper mourning"/remarriage in NY in 1886? #general

David Shapiro
 

The husband's first wife dies at age 37 while they are living on Eldrige Street.
She dies on March 28, 1886 and leaves behind several young children. The husband
then remarries on July 4, 1886. That would make his second marriage less than
four months after the first wife dies.
1. The proper mourning period required by halacha for all relatived besides parents
is thirty days.
2. Nevertheless, generally a man is required to wait until three major holidays
have passed before remarrying, since it is assumed that before that he will find it
difficult to bestow all his affections on his new wife.
3. The halacha makes an exception in the case where there are small children and no
other person (like a grandmother) who could care for the children.

Thus in this case it appears that the husband was acting in complete accordance
with the halacha, and there was no cause for him to be "shunned".

David Shapiro
Jerusalem

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