Date   

RE : Searching for MERVAY and MUNZ #france

Ernest Kallmann <ernest.kallmann@...>
 

Apparently, MUNZ became MERWAY during his stay in the UK, anglicization
is quite common. Thus the answer probably lies in London, not in France.

Ernest KALLMANN, CGJ, Paris


French SIG #France RE : Searching for MERVAY and MUNZ #france

Ernest Kallmann <ernest.kallmann@...>
 

Apparently, MUNZ became MERWAY during his stay in the UK, anglicization
is quite common. Thus the answer probably lies in London, not in France.

Ernest KALLMANN, CGJ, Paris


BRANDEIS of Fuerth [was: R. Meshulam Zalman [...] KOHN] #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

On 2002.12.09, Andrew Einstein <AJE97@aol.com> wrote:

I am trying to establish whether there is any relation between
R. Meshulam Zalman ben Salomon KOHN (1739-1818) ... [who] served
as the last Rosh Yeshiva in Fuerth ... His children included ...
Trauna/Therese BRANDEIS.
Can anyone tell me more about the BRANDEIS family of Fuerth? I have
just discovered that my 3xg grandmother (b. ca 1780) was either a
daughter of the BRANDEIS family or married into the Fuerth BRANDEIS
family after she was widowed [in Ermreuth] in 1815. Her grandson was
Moses Jonas KOENIGSHOEFER, orthodox rabbi in Fuerth and director of
the Jewish orphanage there.

Michael Bernet
New York
mailto:mBernet@aol.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic BRANDEIS of Fuerth [was: R. Meshulam Zalman [...] KOHN] #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

On 2002.12.09, Andrew Einstein <AJE97@aol.com> wrote:

I am trying to establish whether there is any relation between
R. Meshulam Zalman ben Salomon KOHN (1739-1818) ... [who] served
as the last Rosh Yeshiva in Fuerth ... His children included ...
Trauna/Therese BRANDEIS.
Can anyone tell me more about the BRANDEIS family of Fuerth? I have
just discovered that my 3xg grandmother (b. ca 1780) was either a
daughter of the BRANDEIS family or married into the Fuerth BRANDEIS
family after she was widowed [in Ermreuth] in 1815. Her grandson was
Moses Jonas KOENIGSHOEFER, orthodox rabbi in Fuerth and director of
the Jewish orphanage there.

Michael Bernet
New York
mailto:mBernet@aol.com


Grodno Archive #belarus

Rhoda Miller <MillerR@...>
 

Coincidentally, I just received a reply >from the Grodno Archives >from a
request sent to them at the end of August.

In English, I requested a surname search in a very specific record group that
I found on Miriam Weiner's RTR database. The record is the Kahal/Jewish
Community Records 1897-1900. I enclosed a copy of the printout. Since the
record came up in a search for the town of Orlya, and my great grandfather
(Moses KOTLOWITZ) was a rabbi at some level in that town and in those years, I
would expect them to find a result.

I just received a reply, in Russian, requesting an $80 check to be sent to the
Banker's Trust account (account numbers were supplied). My translator told me
that it also says that this money is not refundable if a record is not found.

Does anyone have any experience with the type of information that I might
expect to receive in Kahal records? My inclination is to send them the $80
and, as Nancy Holden aptly stated, hope for at least a piece of an overpriced
clue to further my research. I don't gamble in Atlantic City or Las Vegas and
have concluded that paying for this type of research is my roulette wheel!
Rhoda Miller
Babylon, NY


Belarus SIG #Belarus Grodno Archive #belarus

Rhoda Miller <MillerR@...>
 

Coincidentally, I just received a reply >from the Grodno Archives >from a
request sent to them at the end of August.

In English, I requested a surname search in a very specific record group that
I found on Miriam Weiner's RTR database. The record is the Kahal/Jewish
Community Records 1897-1900. I enclosed a copy of the printout. Since the
record came up in a search for the town of Orlya, and my great grandfather
(Moses KOTLOWITZ) was a rabbi at some level in that town and in those years, I
would expect them to find a result.

I just received a reply, in Russian, requesting an $80 check to be sent to the
Banker's Trust account (account numbers were supplied). My translator told me
that it also says that this money is not refundable if a record is not found.

Does anyone have any experience with the type of information that I might
expect to receive in Kahal records? My inclination is to send them the $80
and, as Nancy Holden aptly stated, hope for at least a piece of an overpriced
clue to further my research. I don't gamble in Atlantic City or Las Vegas and
have concluded that paying for this type of research is my roulette wheel!
Rhoda Miller
Babylon, NY


SUNTAG #belarus

sman@...
 

Hi
I am looking for information on SUNTAGs who lived in Queens, NY
in the 1940's.
If you have information, please contact me at
sman@uscom.com

thanks
Scott Noar


Belarus SIG #Belarus SUNTAG #belarus

sman@...
 

Hi
I am looking for information on SUNTAGs who lived in Queens, NY
in the 1940's.
If you have information, please contact me at
sman@uscom.com

thanks
Scott Noar


Genealogy Workshops at the Center for Jewish History #romania

Bella Parnes <bparnes@...>
 

GENEALOGY INSTITUTE AT CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY
ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF WINTER WORKSHOPS

(December 9, 2002, New York City)....The Genealogy Institute at the =
Center
for Jewish History, 15 West 16 Street in New York City, is continuing =
its
highly successful series of Family History Workshops for individuals
interested in learning how to research and explore their family =
history.
Each workshop is limited to 12 participants and advance registration is
required.

On December 17, 2002, and March 18, 2003, at 11 a.m. the Genealogy =
Institute
will present Genealogical Records at the Center for Jewish History. =
This
hour-long presentation will review the wealth of genealogical resources
available at the Center for Jewish History. Examples of many of the
documents at the Center will be displayed, and their relevance to
genealogical research explained. Participants will learn how to use the
library and archive catalogs at the Center to identify collections =
relevant
to their research, and the multi-step process of locating individual =
records
within the collections. The understanding gained should be helpful for
research in other repositories as well. =20

On January 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. a Beginner's Workshop will provide an
introduction to family history research, designed primarily for the
descendants of people who immigrated to the United States in the late =
19th
and early 20th century. General principles and procedures of family =
history
research will be presented. Examples of the documents necessary for
beginning genealogical research, such as census, immigration, =
naturalization
and vital records, will be displayed. Participants will learn how to =
obtain
important information >from these documents, and how to locate the =
documents.

=09
The fee for each workshop is $15 per person. Combination tickets of =
$18 are
available, which include both the workshop and a docent-led tour of the
Center for Jewish History; tickets priced at $20 include the workshop, =
the
docent-led tour and admission to the galleries of the Yeshiva =
University
Museum. All tickets include a 10 percent discount at the Center's
Constantiner Date Palm Caf=E9 and the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Book =
Store.

The Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History is a welcoming
place where individuals can begin a challenging, exciting and emotional
search for their own family history. The Center is home to the =
combined
collections of the American Jewish Historical Society, American =
Sephardi
Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research, encompassing 100 million archival =
documents,
one-half million books, and tens of thousands of photographs and other
materials. Center Genealogy staff and volunteers can show nearly =
everyone
of Jewish descent how to find some information that is relevant to his =
or
her own history.

The Center Genealogy Institute (which can be reached at 212-294-8324) =
is
open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Institute also is =
open
one Sunday a month >from 12:30 to 2 p.m., when the Jewish Genealogical
Society of New York hosts its monthly meeting at the Center. Or check =
us out
on the Center for Jewish History Website, www.cjh.org.

Volunteers who can translate Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and other =
languages
can be contacted to assist patrons in translating short letters, =
postcards
and documents. All basic services are provided free of charge.



Bella Parnes
Public Relations Associate
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16 Street
New York, NY 10011
212-294-8313
bparnes@cjh.org


Romania SIG #Romania Genealogy Workshops at the Center for Jewish History #romania

Bella Parnes <bparnes@...>
 

GENEALOGY INSTITUTE AT CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY
ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF WINTER WORKSHOPS

(December 9, 2002, New York City)....The Genealogy Institute at the =
Center
for Jewish History, 15 West 16 Street in New York City, is continuing =
its
highly successful series of Family History Workshops for individuals
interested in learning how to research and explore their family =
history.
Each workshop is limited to 12 participants and advance registration is
required.

On December 17, 2002, and March 18, 2003, at 11 a.m. the Genealogy =
Institute
will present Genealogical Records at the Center for Jewish History. =
This
hour-long presentation will review the wealth of genealogical resources
available at the Center for Jewish History. Examples of many of the
documents at the Center will be displayed, and their relevance to
genealogical research explained. Participants will learn how to use the
library and archive catalogs at the Center to identify collections =
relevant
to their research, and the multi-step process of locating individual =
records
within the collections. The understanding gained should be helpful for
research in other repositories as well. =20

On January 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. a Beginner's Workshop will provide an
introduction to family history research, designed primarily for the
descendants of people who immigrated to the United States in the late =
19th
and early 20th century. General principles and procedures of family =
history
research will be presented. Examples of the documents necessary for
beginning genealogical research, such as census, immigration, =
naturalization
and vital records, will be displayed. Participants will learn how to =
obtain
important information >from these documents, and how to locate the =
documents.

=09
The fee for each workshop is $15 per person. Combination tickets of =
$18 are
available, which include both the workshop and a docent-led tour of the
Center for Jewish History; tickets priced at $20 include the workshop, =
the
docent-led tour and admission to the galleries of the Yeshiva =
University
Museum. All tickets include a 10 percent discount at the Center's
Constantiner Date Palm Caf=E9 and the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Book =
Store.

The Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History is a welcoming
place where individuals can begin a challenging, exciting and emotional
search for their own family history. The Center is home to the =
combined
collections of the American Jewish Historical Society, American =
Sephardi
Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research, encompassing 100 million archival =
documents,
one-half million books, and tens of thousands of photographs and other
materials. Center Genealogy staff and volunteers can show nearly =
everyone
of Jewish descent how to find some information that is relevant to his =
or
her own history.

The Center Genealogy Institute (which can be reached at 212-294-8324) =
is
open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Institute also is =
open
one Sunday a month >from 12:30 to 2 p.m., when the Jewish Genealogical
Society of New York hosts its monthly meeting at the Center. Or check =
us out
on the Center for Jewish History Website, www.cjh.org.

Volunteers who can translate Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and other =
languages
can be contacted to assist patrons in translating short letters, =
postcards
and documents. All basic services are provided free of charge.



Bella Parnes
Public Relations Associate
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16 Street
New York, NY 10011
212-294-8313
bparnes@cjh.org


EDELMAN family from Botosani, Romania #romania

Eve Edelman Russ <eruss@...>
 

I am trying to research my family's history in Botosani Romania. My
grandfather, Salick EDELMAN, left there in the 1880's. His parents were
Jacob and Rifka KRAFT EDELMAN. One of my grandfather's sister's actually
stayed behind and I met her in Romania in 1975 when she was 80 years old.
I would like to trace the Edelmans going back in time in Botosani. I have
consulted the JGFF without success. If anyone has any recommendations as
to how to proceed, I would love to hear >from you at: eruss@aecom.yu.edu or
mruss97113@aol.com.


Thank you.


Eve Edelman Russ
Bronx, New York


Re: Moldova Cemetery Pictures #romania

ESIGmail@...
 

In response to Joyce Field's December 3, 2002 posting regarding a model
cemetery project for Telenesht,Moldova.

A few of the individuals I work with regarding the YEDINTSY MOLDOVA Yizkor
Book Project as well as outside YEDINTSY / YEDINITZ matters have been
discussing such a project for YEDINTSY. We would be most interested to see
how the model project you propose takes form and action. If TELENESHT is
close in proximity to YEDINTSY we would be most interested to learn more what
we can do to join in this project.

Eric Schwartzman
New York, NY

ESIGmail@aol.com SIG Mail
YEDINITZ@aol.com Personal Genealogical Correspondence
YEDINTSY@aol.com YEDINTSY Moldova YIzkor Book Coordinator

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Yedintsy/Yedinits.html

Researching >from Yedinitz / Yedinets / Yedintsy / Edinet:
SCHWARTZMAN. GOLDBERG, ABRAHAMS, FUCHS


Romania SIG #Romania EDELMAN family from Botosani, Romania #romania

Eve Edelman Russ <eruss@...>
 

I am trying to research my family's history in Botosani Romania. My
grandfather, Salick EDELMAN, left there in the 1880's. His parents were
Jacob and Rifka KRAFT EDELMAN. One of my grandfather's sister's actually
stayed behind and I met her in Romania in 1975 when she was 80 years old.
I would like to trace the Edelmans going back in time in Botosani. I have
consulted the JGFF without success. If anyone has any recommendations as
to how to proceed, I would love to hear >from you at: eruss@aecom.yu.edu or
mruss97113@aol.com.


Thank you.


Eve Edelman Russ
Bronx, New York


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Moldova Cemetery Pictures #romania

ESIGmail@...
 

In response to Joyce Field's December 3, 2002 posting regarding a model
cemetery project for Telenesht,Moldova.

A few of the individuals I work with regarding the YEDINTSY MOLDOVA Yizkor
Book Project as well as outside YEDINTSY / YEDINITZ matters have been
discussing such a project for YEDINTSY. We would be most interested to see
how the model project you propose takes form and action. If TELENESHT is
close in proximity to YEDINTSY we would be most interested to learn more what
we can do to join in this project.

Eric Schwartzman
New York, NY

ESIGmail@aol.com SIG Mail
YEDINITZ@aol.com Personal Genealogical Correspondence
YEDINTSY@aol.com YEDINTSY Moldova YIzkor Book Coordinator

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Yedintsy/Yedinits.html

Researching >from Yedinitz / Yedinets / Yedintsy / Edinet:
SCHWARTZMAN. GOLDBERG, ABRAHAMS, FUCHS


Re: Given Name Benes/Beines #latvia

Eric and Paula Benjaminson <oregon81@...>
 

Thanks for contributing to this interesting dialogue, Martha.

Hanukah sameach!

Eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martha Lev-Zion" <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
To: "Latvia SIG" <latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2002 2:44 PM
Subject: [latvia] Re: Given Name Benes/Beines

Eric Benjaminson asked:

I have relatives >from Goldingen who had as given names Benes
(sometimes also spelled Beines). Could this name have any
relation to Benjamin/Binyamin? If not, what other name equivalents
might be related to Benes/Beines??
...snip....


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Given Name Benes/Beines #latvia

Eric and Paula Benjaminson <oregon81@...>
 

Thanks for contributing to this interesting dialogue, Martha.

Hanukah sameach!

Eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martha Lev-Zion" <martha@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
To: "Latvia SIG" <latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2002 2:44 PM
Subject: [latvia] Re: Given Name Benes/Beines

Eric Benjaminson asked:

I have relatives >from Goldingen who had as given names Benes
(sometimes also spelled Beines). Could this name have any
relation to Benjamin/Binyamin? If not, what other name equivalents
might be related to Benes/Beines??
...snip....


Genealogy Workshops at the Center for Jewish History #rabbinic

Bella Parnes <bparnes@...>
 

Genealogy Institute at Center for Jewish History announces

** Schedule of Winter Workshops **

(December 9, 2002, New York City)....The Genealogy Institute at the
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16 Street in New York City, is
continuing its highly successful series of Family History Workshops
for individuals interested in learning how to research and explore
their family history. Each workshop is limited to 12 participants and
advance registration is required.

On December 17, 2002, and March 18, 2003, at 11 a.m. the Genealogy
Institute will present Genealogical Records at the Center for Jewish
History. This hour-long presentation will review the wealth of
genealogical resources available at the Center for Jewish History.
Examples of many of the documents at the Center will be displayed, and
their relevance to genealogical research explained. Participants will
learn how to use the library and archive catalogs at the Center to
identify collections relevant to their research, and the multi- step
process of locating individual records within the collections. The
understanding gained should be helpful for research in other
repositories as well.

On January 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. a Beginner's Workshop will provide an
introduction to family history research, designed primarily for the
descendants of people who immigrated to the United States in the late
19th and early 20th century. General principles and procedures of
family history research will be presented. Examples of the documents
necessary for beginning genealogical research, such as census,
immigration, naturalization and vital records, will be displayed.
Participants will learn how to obtain important information >from these
documents, and how to locate the documents.

The fee for each workshop is $15 per person. Combination tickets of
$18 are available, which include both the workshop and a docent-led
tour of the Center for Jewish History; tickets priced at $20 include
the workshop, the docent-led tour and admission to the galleries of
the Yeshiva University Museum. All tickets include a 10 percent
discount at the Center's Constantiner Date Palm Cafe and the Fanya
Gottesfeld Heller Book Store.

The Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History is a
welcoming place where individuals can begin a challenging, exciting
and emotional search for their own family history. The Center is home
to the combined collections of the American Jewish Historical Society,
American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University
Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, encompassing 100
million archival documents, one-half million books, and tens of
thousands of photographs and other materials. Center Genealogy staff
and volunteers can show nearly everyone of Jewish descent how to find
some information that is relevant to his or her own history.

The Center Genealogy Institute (which can be reached at 212-294-8324)
is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Institute
also is open one Sunday a month >from 12:30 to 2 p.m., when the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York hosts its monthly meeting at the
Center. Or check us out on the Center for Jewish History Website,
www.cjh.org.

Volunteers who can translate Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and other
languages can be contacted to assist patrons in translating short
letters, postcards and documents. All basic services are provided
free of charge.

Bella Parnes
Public Relations Associate
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16 Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-294-8313
mailto:bparnes@cjh.org


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Genealogy Workshops at the Center for Jewish History #rabbinic

Bella Parnes <bparnes@...>
 

Genealogy Institute at Center for Jewish History announces

** Schedule of Winter Workshops **

(December 9, 2002, New York City)....The Genealogy Institute at the
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16 Street in New York City, is
continuing its highly successful series of Family History Workshops
for individuals interested in learning how to research and explore
their family history. Each workshop is limited to 12 participants and
advance registration is required.

On December 17, 2002, and March 18, 2003, at 11 a.m. the Genealogy
Institute will present Genealogical Records at the Center for Jewish
History. This hour-long presentation will review the wealth of
genealogical resources available at the Center for Jewish History.
Examples of many of the documents at the Center will be displayed, and
their relevance to genealogical research explained. Participants will
learn how to use the library and archive catalogs at the Center to
identify collections relevant to their research, and the multi- step
process of locating individual records within the collections. The
understanding gained should be helpful for research in other
repositories as well.

On January 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. a Beginner's Workshop will provide an
introduction to family history research, designed primarily for the
descendants of people who immigrated to the United States in the late
19th and early 20th century. General principles and procedures of
family history research will be presented. Examples of the documents
necessary for beginning genealogical research, such as census,
immigration, naturalization and vital records, will be displayed.
Participants will learn how to obtain important information >from these
documents, and how to locate the documents.

The fee for each workshop is $15 per person. Combination tickets of
$18 are available, which include both the workshop and a docent-led
tour of the Center for Jewish History; tickets priced at $20 include
the workshop, the docent-led tour and admission to the galleries of
the Yeshiva University Museum. All tickets include a 10 percent
discount at the Center's Constantiner Date Palm Cafe and the Fanya
Gottesfeld Heller Book Store.

The Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History is a
welcoming place where individuals can begin a challenging, exciting
and emotional search for their own family history. The Center is home
to the combined collections of the American Jewish Historical Society,
American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University
Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, encompassing 100
million archival documents, one-half million books, and tens of
thousands of photographs and other materials. Center Genealogy staff
and volunteers can show nearly everyone of Jewish descent how to find
some information that is relevant to his or her own history.

The Center Genealogy Institute (which can be reached at 212-294-8324)
is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Institute
also is open one Sunday a month >from 12:30 to 2 p.m., when the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York hosts its monthly meeting at the
Center. Or check us out on the Center for Jewish History Website,
www.cjh.org.

Volunteers who can translate Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian and other
languages can be contacted to assist patrons in translating short
letters, postcards and documents. All basic services are provided
free of charge.

Bella Parnes
Public Relations Associate
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16 Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-294-8313
mailto:bparnes@cjh.org


Estonia finally has a home! #latvia

martha <martha@...>
 

Last year, the SIGLatvia decided that it would include Estonia in its
area of research and interest, but nothing more was done about it.
Because there were few Jews in Estonia, those interested in the area
were more or less "orphaned" and left to fend for themselves. I
contacted some of the researchers whom I knew were interested in
Estonia and asked each of them if he could be responsible for that
aspect of the SIG. I am happy to announce that Adam Katzeff has
agreed to take on that responsibility! Anyone interested in
furthering his research in the area of Estonia is encouraged to join
the discussion group of the SIGLatvia and Estonia

latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org

and to get in touch with Adam

"Adam Katzeff" <adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net>

We will begin to undertake databasing some sources that we have
available as soon as we know that a working group has been formed.

Hats off to Adam and many thanks!

Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
President, SIG Latvia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Estonia finally has a home! #latvia

martha <martha@...>
 

Last year, the SIGLatvia decided that it would include Estonia in its
area of research and interest, but nothing more was done about it.
Because there were few Jews in Estonia, those interested in the area
were more or less "orphaned" and left to fend for themselves. I
contacted some of the researchers whom I knew were interested in
Estonia and asked each of them if he could be responsible for that
aspect of the SIG. I am happy to announce that Adam Katzeff has
agreed to take on that responsibility! Anyone interested in
furthering his research in the area of Estonia is encouraged to join
the discussion group of the SIGLatvia and Estonia

latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org

and to get in touch with Adam

"Adam Katzeff" <adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net>

We will begin to undertake databasing some sources that we have
available as soon as we know that a working group has been formed.

Hats off to Adam and many thanks!

Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
President, SIG Latvia