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Reverend Max Garter - Attorney Street, NY 1916 #general

Shlomo Katz
 

I have learned that my great-grandparents were married on April 4, 1916 by Reverend
Max Garter, whose address was on Attorney Street, New York City. I am trying to learn
my great-grandfather's Jewish name (which is a matter of dispute in the family).

Does anyone know if Rev. Garter kept records that still exist somewhere?

Thank you
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reverend Max Garter - Attorney Street, NY 1916 #general

Shlomo Katz
 

I have learned that my great-grandparents were married on April 4, 1916 by Reverend
Max Garter, whose address was on Attorney Street, New York City. I am trying to learn
my great-grandfather's Jewish name (which is a matter of dispute in the family).

Does anyone know if Rev. Garter kept records that still exist somewhere?

Thank you
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD

Viewmate Posting: Are these marriage or divorce records? #general

Roy Ogus
 

I believe that the image in my Viewmate posting shows a page of either Jewish
marriage or divorce records for the city of Vilnius in the year 1890. The left hand
side of the image show the records in Russian, the right side in Hebrew. The image
can be seen at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47897
Can anyone tell >from the records which type of records these are i.e. marriage or
divorce records?
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks for your input!
Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Posting: Are these marriage or divorce records? #general

Roy Ogus
 

I believe that the image in my Viewmate posting shows a page of either Jewish
marriage or divorce records for the city of Vilnius in the year 1890. The left hand
side of the image show the records in Russian, the right side in Hebrew. The image
can be seen at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47897
Can anyone tell >from the records which type of records these are i.e. marriage or
divorce records?
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks for your input!
Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #general

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the IAJGS conference in Seattle,
August 7-12, 2016. We still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family
Finder, the Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows us to
publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and white, and online
ads can be in color. We also still have the option to put an insert into the
Conference bag which will be given to all full attendees of the Conference. Those
will have to be printed and 1,000 copies must be delivered to the hotel to the
attention of the Conference not later than August 4. For more information on
advertising and to send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our
website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has reported to us
they are no longer able to accommodate base room reservations for the entire week
of the Conference. There are some upgraded rooms available and some individual
night rooms, as well. There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle.
You need to search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have graciously
offered a small block of rooms at a special rate for the Conference. If you have
already reserved rooms that you will not need, we would appreciate it if you
could release your unneeded room nights so there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great opportunity to meet
friends you may only know through online sources. Seattle will be an exciting place
to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #general

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the IAJGS conference in Seattle,
August 7-12, 2016. We still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family
Finder, the Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows us to
publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and white, and online
ads can be in color. We also still have the option to put an insert into the
Conference bag which will be given to all full attendees of the Conference. Those
will have to be printed and 1,000 copies must be delivered to the hotel to the
attention of the Conference not later than August 4. For more information on
advertising and to send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our
website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has reported to us
they are no longer able to accommodate base room reservations for the entire week
of the Conference. There are some upgraded rooms available and some individual
night rooms, as well. There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle.
You need to search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have graciously
offered a small block of rooms at a special rate for the Conference. If you have
already reserved rooms that you will not need, we would appreciate it if you
could release your unneeded room nights so there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great opportunity to meet
friends you may only know through online sources. Seattle will be an exciting place
to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs

Arnold Arlock/Arnold Allen L.A., CA #general

Cindy Taylor
 

Genners,

It took me many days to find this man due to a name change. I looked
at the directives to obtain a death certificate >from CA (I would like
a picture of the grave) and it would seem that I don't meet the
criteria as he was part of my extended Potter family. Is there a work
around here to find grave info? And once we find the place I will
need someone to do photography. I have already checked the usual sites.

born Arnold J. (Joseph?) Arlock Oct. 24, 1903 Boston.
married Edna Elsie Marks Sept 16, 1939 in Orange (county?) CA
Name change to Arnold Allen in 1940 (shows up in 1940 census in LA)
died Inglewood, CA (LA) April 25, 1984

Parents: Isaac Arlock (sometimes Arlook) & Ida Spitzer

All the best >from south Florida,

Cindy Potter Taylor

SPITZER >from Courland
ARLOCK, ARLOOK >from ?

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Arnold Arlock/Arnold Allen L.A., CA #general

Cindy Taylor
 

Genners,

It took me many days to find this man due to a name change. I looked
at the directives to obtain a death certificate >from CA (I would like
a picture of the grave) and it would seem that I don't meet the
criteria as he was part of my extended Potter family. Is there a work
around here to find grave info? And once we find the place I will
need someone to do photography. I have already checked the usual sites.

born Arnold J. (Joseph?) Arlock Oct. 24, 1903 Boston.
married Edna Elsie Marks Sept 16, 1939 in Orange (county?) CA
Name change to Arnold Allen in 1940 (shows up in 1940 census in LA)
died Inglewood, CA (LA) April 25, 1984

Parents: Isaac Arlock (sometimes Arlook) & Ida Spitzer

All the best >from south Florida,

Cindy Potter Taylor

SPITZER >from Courland
ARLOCK, ARLOOK >from ?

SLAWA MUSZKAT buried at Har Hamanuchot, Israel #general

Dina Hill
 

Are there any researchers here living or visiting Israel that may be
going some time in the future to this cemetery?

My maternal grandmother is buried at Har Hamanuchot Cemetery. The
location of her grave in Jerusalem is Har-Tamir, block taf, yud daled,
section 1, Row 6, grave number 20. I was given the name by the Burial
Society in Jerusalem 19 years ago.

If anyone is in that cemetery, could you please take a picture of her
grave for me and perhaps leave a stone on her grave??? I wish I could
do it myself but right now I can't afford to. I was born in Israel so
would like to go again in my lifetime. Thanks.

Todah Robah!!!

Dina Hill

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SLAWA MUSZKAT buried at Har Hamanuchot, Israel #general

Dina Hill
 

Are there any researchers here living or visiting Israel that may be
going some time in the future to this cemetery?

My maternal grandmother is buried at Har Hamanuchot Cemetery. The
location of her grave in Jerusalem is Har-Tamir, block taf, yud daled,
section 1, Row 6, grave number 20. I was given the name by the Burial
Society in Jerusalem 19 years ago.

If anyone is in that cemetery, could you please take a picture of her
grave for me and perhaps leave a stone on her grave??? I wish I could
do it myself but right now I can't afford to. I was born in Israel so
would like to go again in my lifetime. Thanks.

Todah Robah!!!

Dina Hill

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately

Searching CHAMITA #general

Dina Hill
 

Good Morning,

It has been a very long time since I last posted, and I'm still trying to find out
why my mom's maiden name is so rare. My mom Szyfra Chamia was born in Chrzanow, '
Lubelski, Poland. Her father was Herszket (Hersh Tzvi) CHAMITA and his father was
Chaim Chamita; however, I know that only because my mom told me what her
grandfather's name was. I don't have any records for my great grandfather or any
one else >from that generation or anything before them. My grandfather and 3 of my
mom's four brothers were killed in the Holocaust.

I know that my mom's name was definitely spelled CHAMITA; however, on
the registration in Poland after liberation, her name as well as my
grandmother, uncle and cousin were written as CHANUTA. My uncle Chaim took my
grandmother's 2nd husband's last name so the only surviving male after
the Holocaust was no longer CHAMITA. My mom's cousin Abraham who
survived and eventually moved to Australia married but didn't have any children.

I have the records for my mom, Chaim, Abraham and my maternal grandmother Slava
although it was spelled differently. I have all of that. What I don't have is any
thing before my grandparents or any information on my three uncles who were killed.
CHAMITA is a very rare name. I gave pages of testimony for them at Yad Vashem so
their names appear there. My uncle Chaim also did the pages of testimony
for the same.

I was wondering if my great grandfather was too poor to have a last name. Does any
one think it is possible that his last name was created by his first name Chaim??
I read somewhere that such a thing happened where last names were derived >from
first names.

I don't know why there are no records for anyone with the CHAMITA name
in Poland for anyone after my grandfather. There are no living people
presently with the surname CHAMITA.

Sincerely,
Dina Aptekar Hill

MODERATOR NOTE: There are two very useful JewishGen resources about surnames.
One is in the JewishGen InfoFiles under "names." The other is in the JewishGen
FAQs under "Jewish names." There is a lot of excellent information there on how
surames were gotten. Also, in the JewishGen Discussion Group archives are records
of the many conversations on the JewishGen Discussion Group on this topic. Please
read these.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching CHAMITA #general

Dina Hill
 

Good Morning,

It has been a very long time since I last posted, and I'm still trying to find out
why my mom's maiden name is so rare. My mom Szyfra Chamia was born in Chrzanow, '
Lubelski, Poland. Her father was Herszket (Hersh Tzvi) CHAMITA and his father was
Chaim Chamita; however, I know that only because my mom told me what her
grandfather's name was. I don't have any records for my great grandfather or any
one else >from that generation or anything before them. My grandfather and 3 of my
mom's four brothers were killed in the Holocaust.

I know that my mom's name was definitely spelled CHAMITA; however, on
the registration in Poland after liberation, her name as well as my
grandmother, uncle and cousin were written as CHANUTA. My uncle Chaim took my
grandmother's 2nd husband's last name so the only surviving male after
the Holocaust was no longer CHAMITA. My mom's cousin Abraham who
survived and eventually moved to Australia married but didn't have any children.

I have the records for my mom, Chaim, Abraham and my maternal grandmother Slava
although it was spelled differently. I have all of that. What I don't have is any
thing before my grandparents or any information on my three uncles who were killed.
CHAMITA is a very rare name. I gave pages of testimony for them at Yad Vashem so
their names appear there. My uncle Chaim also did the pages of testimony
for the same.

I was wondering if my great grandfather was too poor to have a last name. Does any
one think it is possible that his last name was created by his first name Chaim??
I read somewhere that such a thing happened where last names were derived >from
first names.

I don't know why there are no records for anyone with the CHAMITA name
in Poland for anyone after my grandfather. There are no living people
presently with the surname CHAMITA.

Sincerely,
Dina Aptekar Hill

MODERATOR NOTE: There are two very useful JewishGen resources about surnames.
One is in the JewishGen InfoFiles under "names." The other is in the JewishGen
FAQs under "Jewish names." There is a lot of excellent information there on how
surames were gotten. Also, in the JewishGen Discussion Group archives are records
of the many conversations on the JewishGen Discussion Group on this topic. Please
read these.

Viewmate--Yiddish translations #general

Carol Gurstelle
 

I have reposted to Viewmate, 4 items that were originally posted last
year but did not receive any responses. They are >from two short letters,
written in 1951. Hoping for better luck this time. They are Viewmate items:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37080

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37081

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37084

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37085

Carol Gurstelle

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate--Yiddish translations #general

Carol Gurstelle
 

I have reposted to Viewmate, 4 items that were originally posted last
year but did not receive any responses. They are >from two short letters,
written in 1951. Hoping for better luck this time. They are Viewmate items:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37080

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37081

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37084

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37085

Carol Gurstelle

ViewMate - Translation of Russian Postcards #general

Carola Murray-Seegert
 

I have posted five Russian postcards for which I'd appreciate a translation. They
are part of a collection assembled in the early 1900s by a teenaged girl who lived
in Byerazino (Berezin in Yiddish - Igumen district, Minsk gubernia). It's clear
from the images that this young lady had a precocious interest in political and
revolutionary themes; I would dearly like to know what the printed
captions and the hand-written messages say.

The postcards are on ViewMate at the following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47874

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47875

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47876

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47877

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47878

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you SO much!

Carola Murray-Seegert
Oberursel Germany
@CMS
Coordinator Moskva KehilaLInk
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Moskva/
Coordinator Byerazino-Pahost KehilaLink
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Byerazino/

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Translation of Russian Postcards #general

Carola Murray-Seegert
 

I have posted five Russian postcards for which I'd appreciate a translation. They
are part of a collection assembled in the early 1900s by a teenaged girl who lived
in Byerazino (Berezin in Yiddish - Igumen district, Minsk gubernia). It's clear
from the images that this young lady had a precocious interest in political and
revolutionary themes; I would dearly like to know what the printed
captions and the hand-written messages say.

The postcards are on ViewMate at the following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47874

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47875

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47876

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47877

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47878

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you SO much!

Carola Murray-Seegert
Oberursel Germany
@CMS
Coordinator Moskva KehilaLInk
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Moskva/
Coordinator Byerazino-Pahost KehilaLink
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Byerazino/

Who lived on 103 Norfolk St. New York city in 1893? #general

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

My great great aunt Emma Diskin >from Grodno came to New York in 1891 at
the age of 18, and married Joseph Blank on 18.Dec.1893 in Newark NJ. On
their marriage return her address is listed as 103 Norfolk New York
city. Norfolk street is in Manhattan's Lower East Side, for which the
1892 NY state census records have not survived. Is there any other way,
in which I can find out who were the people with whom Emma was living
before her marriage?

Thank You for Your Help,
Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin,
Tel-Aviv

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Who lived on 103 Norfolk St. New York city in 1893? #general

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

My great great aunt Emma Diskin >from Grodno came to New York in 1891 at
the age of 18, and married Joseph Blank on 18.Dec.1893 in Newark NJ. On
their marriage return her address is listed as 103 Norfolk New York
city. Norfolk street is in Manhattan's Lower East Side, for which the
1892 NY state census records have not survived. Is there any other way,
in which I can find out who were the people with whom Emma was living
before her marriage?

Thank You for Your Help,
Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin,
Tel-Aviv

Searching contact for'United Bialer Benevolent & Relief Society' #general

Maxwald
 

Hi Genners

I am attempting to reach any person/s who has knowledge of the 'United Bialer
Benevolent & Relief Society' which was located at 585 East 80th Street Brooklyn
N.Y. 11236, before and around 1979. At the time (1979) the president was George
Piskiel, Secretary General,William Edelman.
Other members of the committee were Helen Podolak, Noach Rodzynek, Sol Schnur,
Hanna Fleischbein and Jonah Steinman Reason for my query is that I am trying to
locate descendants of Biala Podlaska.
Any leads would be appreciated.

Max Wald
Melbourne
Australia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching contact for'United Bialer Benevolent & Relief Society' #general

Maxwald
 

Hi Genners

I am attempting to reach any person/s who has knowledge of the 'United Bialer
Benevolent & Relief Society' which was located at 585 East 80th Street Brooklyn
N.Y. 11236, before and around 1979. At the time (1979) the president was George
Piskiel, Secretary General,William Edelman.
Other members of the committee were Helen Podolak, Noach Rodzynek, Sol Schnur,
Hanna Fleischbein and Jonah Steinman Reason for my query is that I am trying to
locate descendants of Biala Podlaska.
Any leads would be appreciated.

Max Wald
Melbourne
Australia