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Re: GaSha"P ? #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

HaGadda Shel Pesach, I am guessing the letter hey fell off in
cyber space somewhere.

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz

From: Yonatan Ben-Ari <yonibenari@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:28 PM

Can someone tell me what are the abreviations GaSHa"P
(gimel-shin-peh). I saw an e-mail stating that some Rabbis
wrote commentaries on the Gashap?


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: GaSha"P ? #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

HaGadda Shel Pesach, I am guessing the letter hey fell off in
cyber space somewhere.

Best wishes,

Yehuda Herskowitz

From: Yonatan Ben-Ari <yonibenari@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:28 PM

Can someone tell me what are the abreviations GaSHa"P
(gimel-shin-peh). I saw an e-mail stating that some Rabbis
wrote commentaries on the Gashap?


Searching for Eve HART SIMPSON in UK #germany

Lois Sernoff
 

I am hoping to assist a neighbor, who is a holocaust survivor, to locate
family members of her cousin, Eva HERZ (b. 8 Oct. 1927, Munich, Germany.)
Eva had a sister Marion HERZ (b. Oct. 1925, Munich, Germany). The family
moved to the UK, and the girls took the names, Eve HART and Marion HART.

Marion HART moved to New York and married the Broadway lyricist and
composer, Richard ADLER. They had one son, Christopher. All are deceased.

Eve HART married Walter SIMPSON in the UK. Does anyone in the UK know of Eve
Hart Simpson and/or descendants?

Lois Sernoff [JGS GPhiladelphia] jglois@verizon.net


Re: Preserving our genealogy work for posterity - [CJH] #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear all:
The Center for Jewish History--especially the Leo Baeck Institute--is
not limited to the NYC area. It has pioneered the practice of putting
archival collections on-line where they are available to all. Many
family collections are already available for viewing and download. For
those whose families came >from Germany, it is the most important archive
in the Western Hemisphere.

As I mentioned, they take copies and do not demand exclusivity. So, as
Robert suggests, it's possible to donate the same material to several
archives. But the benefits of having a large, presumably permanent
organization *managing* the on-line resources (as opposed to, say, a
personal web page) should be considered too.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG


German SIG #Germany Searching for Eve HART SIMPSON in UK #germany

Lois Sernoff
 

I am hoping to assist a neighbor, who is a holocaust survivor, to locate
family members of her cousin, Eva HERZ (b. 8 Oct. 1927, Munich, Germany.)
Eva had a sister Marion HERZ (b. Oct. 1925, Munich, Germany). The family
moved to the UK, and the girls took the names, Eve HART and Marion HART.

Marion HART moved to New York and married the Broadway lyricist and
composer, Richard ADLER. They had one son, Christopher. All are deceased.

Eve HART married Walter SIMPSON in the UK. Does anyone in the UK know of Eve
Hart Simpson and/or descendants?

Lois Sernoff [JGS GPhiladelphia] jglois@verizon.net


German SIG #Germany Re: Preserving our genealogy work for posterity - [CJH] #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear all:
The Center for Jewish History--especially the Leo Baeck Institute--is
not limited to the NYC area. It has pioneered the practice of putting
archival collections on-line where they are available to all. Many
family collections are already available for viewing and download. For
those whose families came >from Germany, it is the most important archive
in the Western Hemisphere.

As I mentioned, they take copies and do not demand exclusivity. So, as
Robert suggests, it's possible to donate the same material to several
archives. But the benefits of having a large, presumably permanent
organization *managing* the on-line resources (as opposed to, say, a
personal web page) should be considered too.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG


Re: Preserving our genealogy work for posterity - [CJH NY] #germany

RsH <robert.heuman@...>
 

Please do not limit your contributions to the New York City area...
there are other major centers that have collections of interest to those
researching their family genealogical histories. Two major ones are as
follows, which might also be interested in copies of your material:

Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Road,
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

http://www.holocaustcenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=37&Itemid=10020

for those who cannot get to New York City? I know I do my research
there, in Michigan, >from here in Toronto, if the data is not available
here in Toronto.

And to the

Ekstein Library [in Toronto]
Sherman Campus
4600 Bathurst Street, 4th Floor
North York, Ontario Canada

The Frank and Anita Ekstein Holocaust Resource Collection

The Frank and Anita Ekstein Collection consists of nearly nine thousand
volumes of books and an array of films, pedagogical materials and oral
and written testimonies.

Holocaust survivor testimony on DVD can be viewed in our library. Our
extensive collection consists of sixty-five recordings >from the Shoah
Visual History Foundation and 400 of the Centreâ??s own digital recordings
(transcriptions are also available).

To research the collections please contact:
Anna Skorupsky, Librarian at 416.635.2996 or askorupsky@ujafed.org


Robert Heuman[n] North York, Ontario, Canada

On Thu, 16 May 2013 Roger Lustig wrote:
Give a copy to the Center for Jewish History! 15 W 16th Street, New
York. Home of the Leo Baeck Institute (German Jewish history), YIVO
(for Eastern European Jewish research), the American Jewish Historical
Society and the American Sephardi Federation (plus the Yeshiva U
museum). Their archive will gladly accept a family's materials, whether
as copies or originals; will respect conditions placed on access; and
can handle updates and additions. Huge amounts of material are already
available in their digital archive, and there's more coming all the time.
Even if you don't have it all organized yet, putting a copy there can't
hurt while you're deciding what else to do.
By the way, Leo Baeck Institute archivist (and friend of GerSIG) Michael
Simonson was featured in a New York Times article on archives and
archivists in NYC just the other week. http://tinyurl.com/chnp24s


German SIG #Germany Re: Preserving our genealogy work for posterity - [CJH NY] #germany

RsH <robert.heuman@...>
 

Please do not limit your contributions to the New York City area...
there are other major centers that have collections of interest to those
researching their family genealogical histories. Two major ones are as
follows, which might also be interested in copies of your material:

Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Road,
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

http://www.holocaustcenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=37&Itemid=10020

for those who cannot get to New York City? I know I do my research
there, in Michigan, >from here in Toronto, if the data is not available
here in Toronto.

And to the

Ekstein Library [in Toronto]
Sherman Campus
4600 Bathurst Street, 4th Floor
North York, Ontario Canada

The Frank and Anita Ekstein Holocaust Resource Collection

The Frank and Anita Ekstein Collection consists of nearly nine thousand
volumes of books and an array of films, pedagogical materials and oral
and written testimonies.

Holocaust survivor testimony on DVD can be viewed in our library. Our
extensive collection consists of sixty-five recordings >from the Shoah
Visual History Foundation and 400 of the Centreâ??s own digital recordings
(transcriptions are also available).

To research the collections please contact:
Anna Skorupsky, Librarian at 416.635.2996 or askorupsky@ujafed.org


Robert Heuman[n] North York, Ontario, Canada

On Thu, 16 May 2013 Roger Lustig wrote:
Give a copy to the Center for Jewish History! 15 W 16th Street, New
York. Home of the Leo Baeck Institute (German Jewish history), YIVO
(for Eastern European Jewish research), the American Jewish Historical
Society and the American Sephardi Federation (plus the Yeshiva U
museum). Their archive will gladly accept a family's materials, whether
as copies or originals; will respect conditions placed on access; and
can handle updates and additions. Huge amounts of material are already
available in their digital archive, and there's more coming all the time.
Even if you don't have it all organized yet, putting a copy there can't
hurt while you're deciding what else to do.
By the way, Leo Baeck Institute archivist (and friend of GerSIG) Michael
Simonson was featured in a New York Times article on archives and
archivists in NYC just the other week. http://tinyurl.com/chnp24s


Unindexed Jewish record: Moses MICHAL, Albany Co., NY in 1740 #general

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Hello Genners:

This is a long shot, but maybe someone is looking for this ancestor. It is a
will and probate for Moses MICHAL in Albany Co., NY in 1740. He, apparently,
was >from the Isle of Curacao which I think is north of Venezuela. His wife was
Catharine HACHER, also Jewish. It would be hard for someone to find since it is
from unindexed files. BTW, some of this is written in Dutch
But there is also some that explains/translates it into English.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24572-9501-68?cc=1920234&wc=M9S9-GPK:951975296
[Moderator Note: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/JB3pR ]

Daughters of Moses Michals were named ____ Meyer Cohen.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-24572-9802-71?cc=1920234&wc=M9S9-GPK:951975296
[MODERATOR NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/8zSWK ]

Meryl Rizzotti

Searching for SPECTER, POVLOTSKY, KRZEWIN, ACHRAMOWICZ, SLEPAK, KAHN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unindexed Jewish record: Moses MICHAL, Albany Co., NY in 1740 #general

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Hello Genners:

This is a long shot, but maybe someone is looking for this ancestor. It is a
will and probate for Moses MICHAL in Albany Co., NY in 1740. He, apparently,
was >from the Isle of Curacao which I think is north of Venezuela. His wife was
Catharine HACHER, also Jewish. It would be hard for someone to find since it is
from unindexed files. BTW, some of this is written in Dutch
But there is also some that explains/translates it into English.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24572-9501-68?cc=1920234&wc=M9S9-GPK:951975296
[Moderator Note: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/JB3pR ]

Daughters of Moses Michals were named ____ Meyer Cohen.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-24572-9802-71?cc=1920234&wc=M9S9-GPK:951975296
[MODERATOR NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/8zSWK ]

Meryl Rizzotti

Searching for SPECTER, POVLOTSKY, KRZEWIN, ACHRAMOWICZ, SLEPAK, KAHN


ViewMate- Request for Translation - Yiddish #general

Jay Sobel
 

Hello Friends:

I've posted a photograph of the rear of a postcard with yiddish writing.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27355

The Yiddish writing is difficult to decipher.

Can anyone who is up for a challenge please provide a word for word
translation in English?

Apparently this is a message >from one of my late Father's Mother's siblings
to either his mother or her sister, his Aunt.

It is written on the rear of a postcard with his image.

If you are interested, that image of my Great Grandfather
Mendel Maniszewicz is posted on VewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27354

Thank you,
Jay Sobel,
Toronto, CANADA

Researching maternal family surnames:
BLEJWAS, SZWIJCER, KERSZENBAUM, ABRAMOWICZ, LENGA, FINKIELSZTEJN, PROJEKT,
LIPFELD, WAJCMAN (>from the towns of Blonie, Blonkow and Radom, Poland;
Argentina, Israel, and Spain)
Researching paternal family surnames:
SOBEL, MANISZEWICZ, MANIS, ALTBAUM (>from unknown towns in Poland; and perhaps
Spain)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via ViewMate or via email directly to Jay.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate- Request for Translation - Yiddish #general

Jay Sobel
 

Hello Friends:

I've posted a photograph of the rear of a postcard with yiddish writing.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27355

The Yiddish writing is difficult to decipher.

Can anyone who is up for a challenge please provide a word for word
translation in English?

Apparently this is a message >from one of my late Father's Mother's siblings
to either his mother or her sister, his Aunt.

It is written on the rear of a postcard with his image.

If you are interested, that image of my Great Grandfather
Mendel Maniszewicz is posted on VewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27354

Thank you,
Jay Sobel,
Toronto, CANADA

Researching maternal family surnames:
BLEJWAS, SZWIJCER, KERSZENBAUM, ABRAMOWICZ, LENGA, FINKIELSZTEJN, PROJEKT,
LIPFELD, WAJCMAN (>from the towns of Blonie, Blonkow and Radom, Poland;
Argentina, Israel, and Spain)
Researching paternal family surnames:
SOBEL, MANISZEWICZ, MANIS, ALTBAUM (>from unknown towns in Poland; and perhaps
Spain)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via ViewMate or via email directly to Jay.


ViewMate Identification Request - Polish #general

Jay Sobel
 

Hello Friends:
I've posted a photograph. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27356
Can anyone identify:
1) the country served by the soldiers in uniform
2) the rank of the two soldiers
3) the hypothesized date that the photo was taken
The seated soldier is my Great Uncle Mendel Blejwas.
I have some theories but would like the opinions of others who may know
considerably more than I.

Thank you,
Jay Sobel,
Toronto, CANADA

Researching maternal family surnames:
BLEJWAS, SZWIJCER, KERSZENBAUM, ABRAMOWICZ, LENGA, FINKIELSZTEJN, PROJEKT,
LIPFELD, WAJCMAN (>from the towns of Blonie, Blonkow and Radom, Poland;
Argentina, Israel, and Spain)
Researching paternal family surnames:
SOBEL, MANISZEWICZ, MANIS, ALTBAUM
(>from unknown towns in Poland; and perhaps Spain)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via ViewMate via email directly to Jay.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Identification Request - Polish #general

Jay Sobel
 

Hello Friends:
I've posted a photograph. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27356
Can anyone identify:
1) the country served by the soldiers in uniform
2) the rank of the two soldiers
3) the hypothesized date that the photo was taken
The seated soldier is my Great Uncle Mendel Blejwas.
I have some theories but would like the opinions of others who may know
considerably more than I.

Thank you,
Jay Sobel,
Toronto, CANADA

Researching maternal family surnames:
BLEJWAS, SZWIJCER, KERSZENBAUM, ABRAMOWICZ, LENGA, FINKIELSZTEJN, PROJEKT,
LIPFELD, WAJCMAN (>from the towns of Blonie, Blonkow and Radom, Poland;
Argentina, Israel, and Spain)
Researching paternal family surnames:
SOBEL, MANISZEWICZ, MANIS, ALTBAUM
(>from unknown towns in Poland; and perhaps Spain)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via ViewMate via email directly to Jay.


JOWBR Update Schedule #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
JOWBR update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.9 million Jewish burial records >from 81
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would
appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If
you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how
JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JOWBR Update Schedule #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
JOWBR update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.9 million Jewish burial records >from 81
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would
appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If
you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how
JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Memorial Plaque Project #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database, we
would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the
database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Memorial Plaque Project #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database, we
would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the
database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Missing Lines on Manifest #general

Lynne Schneider
 

Dear Genners,=0A=0AFinally, after years of searching, I was able, because o=
f information provided on this list, to locate my Great Grandfather's Natur=
alization Petition and Certificate. On the petition it is stated that Benny=
ESCHEN arrived at Ellis Island on 31 July 1900 on the Maasdam which sailed=
>from Rotterdam. In=A0actuality, the ship arrived on 30 July 1900 (a very s=
mall discrepancy). We (a cousin, her uncle, a friend and me) have combed th=
rough the Maasdam's manifest looking for Benny's entry. No luck.=0A=0AThe m=
anifest for the Maasdam was "microphotographed" in 1944 with then current t=
echnology. I have noticed that many of the pages were not photographed in t=
heir entirety. Each page has 30 lines for listing 30 passengers. On a great=
number of these manifest pages the photograph starts at line 3 or 4 and/or=
ends somewhat short of line 30.=0A=0ABecause I am hopeful that my ancestor=
might be listed on the unphotographed lines of the manifest, I am wonderin=
g if there is a source (we have already sent a request to NARA) for the ori=
ginal paper pages of this manifest and if so, how they might be accessed.=
=0A=0AThank you for any and all suggestions.=0A=0A=0A=0ALynne Schneider=0A=
=0AResearching: ESCHEN, ZUKERMAN (Vaslui, Romania)=0A=0A___________________=
_____________


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Missing Lines on Manifest #general

Lynne Schneider
 

Dear Genners,=0A=0AFinally, after years of searching, I was able, because o=
f information provided on this list, to locate my Great Grandfather's Natur=
alization Petition and Certificate. On the petition it is stated that Benny=
ESCHEN arrived at Ellis Island on 31 July 1900 on the Maasdam which sailed=
>from Rotterdam. In=A0actuality, the ship arrived on 30 July 1900 (a very s=
mall discrepancy). We (a cousin, her uncle, a friend and me) have combed th=
rough the Maasdam's manifest looking for Benny's entry. No luck.=0A=0AThe m=
anifest for the Maasdam was "microphotographed" in 1944 with then current t=
echnology. I have noticed that many of the pages were not photographed in t=
heir entirety. Each page has 30 lines for listing 30 passengers. On a great=
number of these manifest pages the photograph starts at line 3 or 4 and/or=
ends somewhat short of line 30.=0A=0ABecause I am hopeful that my ancestor=
might be listed on the unphotographed lines of the manifest, I am wonderin=
g if there is a source (we have already sent a request to NARA) for the ori=
ginal paper pages of this manifest and if so, how they might be accessed.=
=0A=0AThank you for any and all suggestions.=0A=0A=0A=0ALynne Schneider=0A=
=0AResearching: ESCHEN, ZUKERMAN (Vaslui, Romania)=0A=0A___________________=
_____________

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