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Re: Need Courland research advice #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Allan Jordon asked:
Any suggestions about the best ways of unlocking information >from Courland?
What has worked for others and what has not?

Is it best to hire a researcher? (I don't speak, read or write Russian or
German -- don't know what the records would be in >from the early 1800s).
Costs alone are not the issue -- but I don't want to run up endless costs
with no meaningful results.
If you check out the databases at

http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland/

your will find a number of JORDAN, BLUMENTHAL and GLASER. I recall all
those names >from the work I and others have done. By the way, I have a
BLUMENTHAL who married into the HIMMELHOCH family. She was born in Kandava.
They lived in Sassmacken.

It behooves you to check with the Latvian Archives about any family for
which you are searching. They do a thorough and excellent job, are
reasonably priced and work fast.

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion [in Israel]


Check out the database for new additions #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Shalom, fellow Courlanders!

We, on your steering committee, hope that you have been finding lots of
information on your family and collateral family through our website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland/

If you have not checked back recently, do so now, since we have put up new
databases and information. We intend to release a new database each month.
To keep up this hefty pace, we need your help. Please volunteeer to help
with the databases through our database coordinator, Constance Whippman.
She can be reached at:

CWhippman <CWhippman@aol.com>

If you would like to help us purchase new materials, please send your
contributions to me. Without your generosity, we will not be able to surge
ahead as we have been. Please share the burden of purchase and
transcription with us!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Need Courland research advice #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Allan Jordon asked:
Any suggestions about the best ways of unlocking information >from Courland?
What has worked for others and what has not?

Is it best to hire a researcher? (I don't speak, read or write Russian or
German -- don't know what the records would be in >from the early 1800s).
Costs alone are not the issue -- but I don't want to run up endless costs
with no meaningful results.
If you check out the databases at

http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland/

your will find a number of JORDAN, BLUMENTHAL and GLASER. I recall all
those names >from the work I and others have done. By the way, I have a
BLUMENTHAL who married into the HIMMELHOCH family. She was born in Kandava.
They lived in Sassmacken.

It behooves you to check with the Latvian Archives about any family for
which you are searching. They do a thorough and excellent job, are
reasonably priced and work fast.

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion [in Israel]


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Check out the database for new additions #courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Shalom, fellow Courlanders!

We, on your steering committee, hope that you have been finding lots of
information on your family and collateral family through our website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland/

If you have not checked back recently, do so now, since we have put up new
databases and information. We intend to release a new database each month.
To keep up this hefty pace, we need your help. Please volunteeer to help
with the databases through our database coordinator, Constance Whippman.
She can be reached at:

CWhippman <CWhippman@aol.com>

If you would like to help us purchase new materials, please send your
contributions to me. Without your generosity, we will not be able to surge
ahead as we have been. Please share the burden of purchase and
transcription with us!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Martha Lev-Zion <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>


Rzeszow #galicia

CAROLE401@...
 

I just received my grandfather's SS-5 application and for the first time, I
read that he lists Rzeszow, Poland as his birth place. The only other way
that I have seen him list anything was Galicia, Austria and his sister
stating Przemysl. But both of these are districts, aren't they? Can anyone
clue me in on what to do next please. Again, I list my GF as LOUIS (LEIB)
ELIAN, his sister as MOLLIE (MALKA) ELIAN, and one brother as SAM (SIMEON)
ELIAN. My gf's date of birth was December 15, 1889. I also only knew that
his parents' name were REUVEN ELIAN and SARAH. Now, the SS-5 says his
mother's full maiden name was BECKIE BEIDES or BERDES, I cannot be sure.
Yet, I wonder if this is an error because my gm's name was BECKIE, or else
SARAH was her Hebrew name. The more I learn, the harder it is to put the
puzzle pieces together. Thank you.
Carole L. Whitehead


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rzeszow #galicia

CAROLE401@...
 

I just received my grandfather's SS-5 application and for the first time, I
read that he lists Rzeszow, Poland as his birth place. The only other way
that I have seen him list anything was Galicia, Austria and his sister
stating Przemysl. But both of these are districts, aren't they? Can anyone
clue me in on what to do next please. Again, I list my GF as LOUIS (LEIB)
ELIAN, his sister as MOLLIE (MALKA) ELIAN, and one brother as SAM (SIMEON)
ELIAN. My gf's date of birth was December 15, 1889. I also only knew that
his parents' name were REUVEN ELIAN and SARAH. Now, the SS-5 says his
mother's full maiden name was BECKIE BEIDES or BERDES, I cannot be sure.
Yet, I wonder if this is an error because my gm's name was BECKIE, or else
SARAH was her Hebrew name. The more I learn, the harder it is to put the
puzzle pieces together. Thank you.
Carole L. Whitehead


Social Security/Death Index #general

Avraham Ofek <avrofek@...>
 

To all of you who have responded to my queries about my late fathers
non-listing on the death index and my late mothers belated application
for a SS number my utmost thanks. I think I got the picture.
Avraham Ofek


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Social Security/Death Index #general

Avraham Ofek <avrofek@...>
 

To all of you who have responded to my queries about my late fathers
non-listing on the death index and my late mothers belated application
for a SS number my utmost thanks. I think I got the picture.
Avraham Ofek


Lieberman-Kissenger #general

Mel Wolfsont <melwol@...>
 

Jenners,
Have I missed something? The good senator, to my knowledge has never been
photographed wearing a yamulke or hat!! Comparing him with Kissenger
seems a bit unfair. Mr. Kissenger never had his name associated (at least
I never heard of it) with anything Yiddish. I'd appreciate any comments
regarding the aforementioned.

Mel Wolfsont
El Cajon, CA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lieberman-Kissenger #general

Mel Wolfsont <melwol@...>
 

Jenners,
Have I missed something? The good senator, to my knowledge has never been
photographed wearing a yamulke or hat!! Comparing him with Kissenger
seems a bit unfair. Mr. Kissenger never had his name associated (at least
I never heard of it) with anything Yiddish. I'd appreciate any comments
regarding the aforementioned.

Mel Wolfsont
El Cajon, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: We are drifting away >from genealogy. The post which
opened this topic ,and the subsequent ones, had genealogical relevance
and were allowed. Messages of genealogical relevance will still be
posted. All other comments, please continue privately.


Searching JONAS and HARRIS #usa

Molly Karp <malkahkarp@...>
 

Hello all,

I am researching Max Jonas, b. ca. 1865. We believe that Max's father served in the civil war, but don't yet know his
name. We do however have a photograph of him with a medal on. Max's wife was Ray Harris, daughter of Marks Mordechai
Harris and Lena bat Zalman Littman.

There was a Jonas family, two brothers, who came to the US ca. about 1840? who founded the Jewish community in Cincinnati.
One brother had five sons in the war, some on each side, and was a friend of President Lincoln. I do not yet know if we are
related to these Jonases.

Molly Karp
Rockland County, NY


Early American SIG #USA Searching JONAS and HARRIS #usa

Molly Karp <malkahkarp@...>
 

Hello all,

I am researching Max Jonas, b. ca. 1865. We believe that Max's father served in the civil war, but don't yet know his
name. We do however have a photograph of him with a medal on. Max's wife was Ray Harris, daughter of Marks Mordechai
Harris and Lena bat Zalman Littman.

There was a Jonas family, two brothers, who came to the US ca. about 1840? who founded the Jewish community in Cincinnati.
One brother had five sons in the war, some on each side, and was a friend of President Lincoln. I do not yet know if we are
related to these Jonases.

Molly Karp
Rockland County, NY


intro #usa

Norma Allman <nmallman@...>
 

My name is Norma Allman
in Vicksburg, MS

Researching:
BAUM circa 1840 Bosen, Germany;Missouri
HART/HERZ circa 1803 Bosen,Germany; Missouri


Early American SIG #USA intro #usa

Norma Allman <nmallman@...>
 

My name is Norma Allman
in Vicksburg, MS

Researching:
BAUM circa 1840 Bosen, Germany;Missouri
HART/HERZ circa 1803 Bosen,Germany; Missouri


Introduction #usa

paul michel <plmichel@...>
 

I'm Paul Michel, Clifton Park, NY & am researching the following:

MICHEL...Merxheim, Germany>NYC, NY-1865>
SANDERS (SENDER)...Soetern, Germany>Rockport, MO-1866-1870
SANDERS (SENDER)...Trinidad, CO-1876>
SCHILT...Amsterdam, Holland>NYC, NY-1847>
SCHILT...Amsterdam, Holland>Portland, OR..ca.1900>
SAMUELS (SIMONS)...Sluzewo, Poland>NYC, NY-1852>
LEHMAN(N)...Strassbourg, Alsace>NYC, NY-1856>
DE VOS...Amsterdam, Holland>NYC, NY-ca.1847>

kudos to you Rachel!.....well done


Early American SIG #USA Introduction #usa

paul michel <plmichel@...>
 

I'm Paul Michel, Clifton Park, NY & am researching the following:

MICHEL...Merxheim, Germany>NYC, NY-1865>
SANDERS (SENDER)...Soetern, Germany>Rockport, MO-1866-1870
SANDERS (SENDER)...Trinidad, CO-1876>
SCHILT...Amsterdam, Holland>NYC, NY-1847>
SCHILT...Amsterdam, Holland>Portland, OR..ca.1900>
SAMUELS (SIMONS)...Sluzewo, Poland>NYC, NY-1852>
LEHMAN(N)...Strassbourg, Alsace>NYC, NY-1856>
DE VOS...Amsterdam, Holland>NYC, NY-ca.1847>

kudos to you Rachel!.....well done


Re: American Israelite #usa

cpspier <cpspier@...>
 

I have two web addresses for the American Jewish files in Cincinnati:
file://:server.huc.edu/aja. and www.huc.aja. My notes say both are
searchable. The staff will also respond to phone calls (sorry, I have "lost
" the phone number) and letters.

Paula Spier
mailto:cpspier@geoserve.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@cstone.net>
To: Early American SIG <earlyamerican@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 10:16 PM
Subject: American Israelite


Does anybody out there know anything about the availability of
indexes for the American Israelite newspaper that was started by
Isaac M. Wise in Cincinnati? I was at the American Jewish Archives
once a couple of years ago and remember seeing a big card catalog
with index cards which had some names indexed, but I don't remember
exactly what the index contained and whether it included things like
obituaries, etc. Will the AJA answer queries about names mentioned in
old issues of the Israelite? Are there any projects in the works to
put any index online? That might be a gold mine of information.

Thanks
Rachel
Rachel Unkefer
Charlottesville, VA
runkefer@cstone.net


Early American SIG #USA Re: American Israelite #usa

cpspier <cpspier@...>
 

I have two web addresses for the American Jewish files in Cincinnati:
file://:server.huc.edu/aja. and www.huc.aja. My notes say both are
searchable. The staff will also respond to phone calls (sorry, I have "lost
" the phone number) and letters.

Paula Spier
mailto:cpspier@geoserve.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@cstone.net>
To: Early American SIG <earlyamerican@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 10:16 PM
Subject: American Israelite


Does anybody out there know anything about the availability of
indexes for the American Israelite newspaper that was started by
Isaac M. Wise in Cincinnati? I was at the American Jewish Archives
once a couple of years ago and remember seeing a big card catalog
with index cards which had some names indexed, but I don't remember
exactly what the index contained and whether it included things like
obituaries, etc. Will the AJA answer queries about names mentioned in
old issues of the Israelite? Are there any projects in the works to
put any index online? That might be a gold mine of information.

Thanks
Rachel
Rachel Unkefer
Charlottesville, VA
runkefer@cstone.net


Introductions #usa

cpspier <cpspier@...>
 

Greetings! I think this is a great idea.

Paula Spier

Brewster, MA

<cpspier@geoserve.net>

My pre-1850's needs and interests divide by country of origin, rather than
US location. I have a large block of data on Jewish births, marriages and
deaths in HOLLAND >from about 1600 to 1850. Names include BOEKVERKOPER,
EYTINGE, GOUDSMIT, LEON, PHILLIPS, SPIER, and many others. I have spent time
in the Amsterdam archives, belonged for a while to the Nederlands Kring voor
Joodse Genealogie, and would be happy to suggest bibliographic materials in
the Netherlands and in the US. (I still have lots of questions, too!)

In GERMANY I am looking for ADLER >from Allersheim (Bavaria) and BON from
Mühlhausen near Wurzburg. I am also working on COHEN, FAHNBACH, LESSER, and
ROUSE.>from Schwersenze and Rogasen, near Posen (now Poznan in POLAND.

There is a Mormon Family History Center near me; I might be able to help
with look-ups.


Early American SIG #USA Introductions #usa

cpspier <cpspier@...>
 

Greetings! I think this is a great idea.

Paula Spier

Brewster, MA

<cpspier@geoserve.net>

My pre-1850's needs and interests divide by country of origin, rather than
US location. I have a large block of data on Jewish births, marriages and
deaths in HOLLAND >from about 1600 to 1850. Names include BOEKVERKOPER,
EYTINGE, GOUDSMIT, LEON, PHILLIPS, SPIER, and many others. I have spent time
in the Amsterdam archives, belonged for a while to the Nederlands Kring voor
Joodse Genealogie, and would be happy to suggest bibliographic materials in
the Netherlands and in the US. (I still have lots of questions, too!)

In GERMANY I am looking for ADLER >from Allersheim (Bavaria) and BON from
Mühlhausen near Wurzburg. I am also working on COHEN, FAHNBACH, LESSER, and
ROUSE.>from Schwersenze and Rogasen, near Posen (now Poznan in POLAND.

There is a Mormon Family History Center near me; I might be able to help
with look-ups.