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Norwood Cemetery-new name Queens #general

Suee20@...
 

I was told there was a cemetery called Norwood on the Bklyn-Queens
border. When I called the phone co. they said they had no listing.
I assume the name has been changed.

Does anyone know?

Thanks
Sue Smithe
NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Norwood Cemetery-new name Queens #general

Suee20@...
 

I was told there was a cemetery called Norwood on the Bklyn-Queens
border. When I called the phone co. they said they had no listing.
I assume the name has been changed.

Does anyone know?

Thanks
Sue Smithe
NY


From Gelvan - Letter No. 11 #lithuania

Gerry Powers Volper <gfpowers@...>
 

Four years have elapsed since my father arrived in this country.

June 5, 1913
Gelvan

Long life and peace to my dear son Moisheh Joisef and my daughter
Nechameh who should have the best of everything.

First I write you my son, that I am thank God, well. But, about your mother, I can write that she is failing in health. She cannot eat coarse foods. She has to have meat, chicken and a bit of good wine, daily. God should have pity and give me enough earnings. I write you, dear son Moisheh Joisef, that I received the medicines that you sent. The medicines arrived on June third. If God will grant that the medicines will work, I will let you know.

Now, I will ask you, my son Moisheh Joisef, that upon your mother's
request, I am writing to tell you to get married. Secondly, your mother
asks that you get a bridegroom for Nechameleh. God knows how long she will wait. I beg you to write and tell us how our son Feiveh is. It is already four month since we got a letter >from him. Our hearts are torn because he doesn't write any letters to us.

So, dear son and devoted daughter Nechameleh, write him a letter that he write a letter with his own hand, and have pity on your weak mother and send some support. She is terribly sick. God should have pity on her and lengthen her days. I beg you to do according to my requests.

Be well, >from your father - David Peretz -- son of Joisef
Be well dear children.

Gerry Powers
Cleveland, Ohio


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania From Gelvan - Letter No. 11 #lithuania

Gerry Powers Volper <gfpowers@...>
 

Four years have elapsed since my father arrived in this country.

June 5, 1913
Gelvan

Long life and peace to my dear son Moisheh Joisef and my daughter
Nechameh who should have the best of everything.

First I write you my son, that I am thank God, well. But, about your mother, I can write that she is failing in health. She cannot eat coarse foods. She has to have meat, chicken and a bit of good wine, daily. God should have pity and give me enough earnings. I write you, dear son Moisheh Joisef, that I received the medicines that you sent. The medicines arrived on June third. If God will grant that the medicines will work, I will let you know.

Now, I will ask you, my son Moisheh Joisef, that upon your mother's
request, I am writing to tell you to get married. Secondly, your mother
asks that you get a bridegroom for Nechameleh. God knows how long she will wait. I beg you to write and tell us how our son Feiveh is. It is already four month since we got a letter >from him. Our hearts are torn because he doesn't write any letters to us.

So, dear son and devoted daughter Nechameleh, write him a letter that he write a letter with his own hand, and have pity on your weak mother and send some support. She is terribly sick. God should have pity on her and lengthen her days. I beg you to do according to my requests.

Be well, >from your father - David Peretz -- son of Joisef
Be well dear children.

Gerry Powers
Cleveland, Ohio


Re: Problems People Are Encountering With Ellis Island Site #lithuania

Lisa31859@...
 

I read some of the error messages and appearance problems people are having with viewing passenger manifests. I encountered some of this and I believe many of the problems are really related to the fact that the site is just so busy still. Because when I finally was able to get all the way to the point of actually viewing the manifest of one ship, I got a similar message. However, the next time I tried it I got in. So, keep trying.

Does anyone know if they plan to incorporate the "Soundex" feature when
plugging in the last names. As all of us with Jewish ancestors know, it's
hard to guess how they actually spelled their last name at a given name. Mine kept changing the way it was spelt, so I never know which spelling to use. Has anyone consulted them regarding this and if the feature will be available?

Lisa Randall


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Problems People Are Encountering With Ellis Island Site #lithuania

Lisa31859@...
 

I read some of the error messages and appearance problems people are having with viewing passenger manifests. I encountered some of this and I believe many of the problems are really related to the fact that the site is just so busy still. Because when I finally was able to get all the way to the point of actually viewing the manifest of one ship, I got a similar message. However, the next time I tried it I got in. So, keep trying.

Does anyone know if they plan to incorporate the "Soundex" feature when
plugging in the last names. As all of us with Jewish ancestors know, it's
hard to guess how they actually spelled their last name at a given name. Mine kept changing the way it was spelt, so I never know which spelling to use. Has anyone consulted them regarding this and if the feature will be available?

Lisa Randall


Hop, Chane from Kovno #lithuania

illona <ijhope@...>
 

I have been told by my Father-in-law that his father and brothers all came
to South Africa >from Kovno gubernia. The only sister when to U.S.A. and
nothing further was heard >from her.

I have found the following entry through the ellis Island record centre and
I am hoping that someone will recognise her or know family members.

"Chane (Chana?) Hop, >from Kovno, Russia, arrived in the U.S.A. 30th June
1911, aged 19 years and was single. She arrived on the ship "Mauretania"
from Liverpool, England."
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Illona Hope
Perth, Western Australia

researching: GOPAS-GOP-HOP-HOPE - Kovno Gubernia and South Africa (All
variations of same family)
SAID, ZAID, GORDON - Ponevezh and South Africa
MAYEVSKY(I) - Lida and South Africa
SCHAPIRO - Lithuania and South Africa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please answer privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Hop, Chane from Kovno #lithuania

illona <ijhope@...>
 

I have been told by my Father-in-law that his father and brothers all came
to South Africa >from Kovno gubernia. The only sister when to U.S.A. and
nothing further was heard >from her.

I have found the following entry through the ellis Island record centre and
I am hoping that someone will recognise her or know family members.

"Chane (Chana?) Hop, >from Kovno, Russia, arrived in the U.S.A. 30th June
1911, aged 19 years and was single. She arrived on the ship "Mauretania"
from Liverpool, England."
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Illona Hope
Perth, Western Australia

researching: GOPAS-GOP-HOP-HOPE - Kovno Gubernia and South Africa (All
variations of same family)
SAID, ZAID, GORDON - Ponevezh and South Africa
MAYEVSKY(I) - Lida and South Africa
SCHAPIRO - Lithuania and South Africa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please answer privately.


Re: Chloinem #lithuania

M. Ronn
 

The name is actually Khloyne, a varient of the Ashkenazi male personal name Khlavne (Khlavna).

Yours truly,

Michoel Ronn
Brooklyn, NY
netronn@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Chloinem #lithuania

M. Ronn
 

The name is actually Khloyne, a varient of the Ashkenazi male personal name Khlavne (Khlavna).

Yours truly,

Michoel Ronn
Brooklyn, NY
netronn@...


Virus update -- make sure your messages are in plain text #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Dear LitvakSIG Digest subscribers:

Following our two messages yesterday warning of the BadTrans 32 virus which can appear as an apparent reply to a message one has sent, the Digest received a number of messages on this subject.

We thank you all for confirming that the virus is real, and emphasizing the need for everyone to have up to date virus protection on their computers.

Viriuses are most commonly transmitted through attachments to e-mail, but we have been told that on occasion they can also be transmitted in html language.

In order to strengthen even further our security against viruses, the
LitvakSIG Digest, effective immediately, will only accept messages sent
in plain text.

We will automatically reject any messages sent in any other form, including those sent >from AOL version 6.0 (which automatically converts to html), or messages that include material copied >from a website directly into the message, etc., which also converts the message by the time it reaches us.

Please make sure your e-mail program is sent for plain text. Discuss this with your ISP if you have problems.

This is for everyone's protection.

Thank you,

Judy Baston, Moderator
LitvakSIG Digest


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Virus update -- make sure your messages are in plain text #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Dear LitvakSIG Digest subscribers:

Following our two messages yesterday warning of the BadTrans 32 virus which can appear as an apparent reply to a message one has sent, the Digest received a number of messages on this subject.

We thank you all for confirming that the virus is real, and emphasizing the need for everyone to have up to date virus protection on their computers.

Viriuses are most commonly transmitted through attachments to e-mail, but we have been told that on occasion they can also be transmitted in html language.

In order to strengthen even further our security against viruses, the
LitvakSIG Digest, effective immediately, will only accept messages sent
in plain text.

We will automatically reject any messages sent in any other form, including those sent >from AOL version 6.0 (which automatically converts to html), or messages that include material copied >from a website directly into the message, etc., which also converts the message by the time it reaches us.

Please make sure your e-mail program is sent for plain text. Discuss this with your ISP if you have problems.

This is for everyone's protection.

Thank you,

Judy Baston, Moderator
LitvakSIG Digest


This Virus is Real #yiddish

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The W32 Badtrans13312@mm is being spread by many unsuspecting
JewishGenners as well as others who use the internet. The virus replies to
all unread stored mail on one's computer and sends itself in messages
addressed to the person who posted the original message. It uses any one
of a number of file extensions as follows:

Pics.ZIP.scr
images.pif
README.TXT.pif
New_Napster_Site.DOC.scr
news_doc.scr
hamster.ZIP.scr
YOU_are_FAT!.TXT.pif
searchURL.scr
SETUP.pif
Card.pif
Me_nude.AVI.pif
Sorry_about_yesterday.DOC.pif
s3msong.MP3.pif
docs.scr
Humor.TXT.pif
fun.pif

If you have gotten messages appearing to be >from JewishGenners or familiar
names >from other lists to which you subscribe, and especially if you get
individual mail >from any mailing lists you may be tricked into thinking you
are getting a response to a message you posted. Let us emphasize this is
not just happening with JewishGen mailing lists, it is happening with
others as well.

If you see any of the above file extensions, delete the message >from your
computer immediately. If you think you are already infected the first
question to ask yourself is:

Why in this day and age am I running a computer without the most up to date
virus protection program? <grin>

And then you might want to visit the following site to insure a clean system.

Instructions for removal are at
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.badtrans.13312@mm.html

Again, please be cautious in any e-mail you open and be sure that the very
next thing you do is protect yourself >from virus infections which are
running rampant throughout internet mailing lists.

Carol Skydell on behalf of
JewishGen Executive Committee


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre This Virus is Real #yiddish

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

The W32 Badtrans13312@mm is being spread by many unsuspecting
JewishGenners as well as others who use the internet. The virus replies to
all unread stored mail on one's computer and sends itself in messages
addressed to the person who posted the original message. It uses any one
of a number of file extensions as follows:

Pics.ZIP.scr
images.pif
README.TXT.pif
New_Napster_Site.DOC.scr
news_doc.scr
hamster.ZIP.scr
YOU_are_FAT!.TXT.pif
searchURL.scr
SETUP.pif
Card.pif
Me_nude.AVI.pif
Sorry_about_yesterday.DOC.pif
s3msong.MP3.pif
docs.scr
Humor.TXT.pif
fun.pif

If you have gotten messages appearing to be >from JewishGenners or familiar
names >from other lists to which you subscribe, and especially if you get
individual mail >from any mailing lists you may be tricked into thinking you
are getting a response to a message you posted. Let us emphasize this is
not just happening with JewishGen mailing lists, it is happening with
others as well.

If you see any of the above file extensions, delete the message >from your
computer immediately. If you think you are already infected the first
question to ask yourself is:

Why in this day and age am I running a computer without the most up to date
virus protection program? <grin>

And then you might want to visit the following site to insure a clean system.

Instructions for removal are at
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.badtrans.13312@mm.html

Again, please be cautious in any e-mail you open and be sure that the very
next thing you do is protect yourself >from virus infections which are
running rampant throughout internet mailing lists.

Carol Skydell on behalf of
JewishGen Executive Committee


JGS Washington State Jewish Roots Fair #general

David Baron <baroncibella@...>
 

Citizens of Washington State........

Searching for your Jewish Roots??

Come to the first ever Jewish Roots Fair

Sunday, April 29th

from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
At the Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island
3801 East Mercer Way,
206-232-7115

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society and the Stroum
Jewish Community Center

This half-day workshop is designed to help the novice and the more advanced
genealogist in researching their family history. There will be tables and
stations on various topics: How to get started; Sephardic Genealogy; Yiskor
books; Jewish Genealogy on the Internet; old maps and books; research tips
and techniques, old photographs; interpretation of documents; derivation
and meaning of surnames; location of ancestral towns and villages; cemetery
research; genealogy database software; recording oral history; how to make
a family tree; a kid’s corner; and more…

The admission is free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. For
more information, please contact Myra Rothenberg at (425)827-5025, David
Baron (206)-322-5420 or visit the JGSWS website at http://www.jgsws.org.

David Baron


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Washington State Jewish Roots Fair #general

David Baron <baroncibella@...>
 

Citizens of Washington State........

Searching for your Jewish Roots??

Come to the first ever Jewish Roots Fair

Sunday, April 29th

from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
At the Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island
3801 East Mercer Way,
206-232-7115

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society and the Stroum
Jewish Community Center

This half-day workshop is designed to help the novice and the more advanced
genealogist in researching their family history. There will be tables and
stations on various topics: How to get started; Sephardic Genealogy; Yiskor
books; Jewish Genealogy on the Internet; old maps and books; research tips
and techniques, old photographs; interpretation of documents; derivation
and meaning of surnames; location of ancestral towns and villages; cemetery
research; genealogy database software; recording oral history; how to make
a family tree; a kid’s corner; and more…

The admission is free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. For
more information, please contact Myra Rothenberg at (425)827-5025, David
Baron (206)-322-5420 or visit the JGSWS website at http://www.jgsws.org.

David Baron


Re: SAGER #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Regarding the Sager family, I have information >from two different sources:

I received some information last year >from Warren Mandelbaum, regarding his
Treisman family. According to him, Michelle Treisman married Bernard Sager
from Johannesburg and they now live in Australia.
from another source, there was also a Joseph Manie Sager, born 1904, from
Johannesburg, who was the son of Hyman and Esther Sager.

Also, in regard to Sussman, I have the following:

There was a Philip Sussman, who came to SA in 1893 and lived in Kimberley.

Also, a Philip Sussman, who was born in Latvia in 1896, the son of Ben and
Blume Sussman, who lived in Bloemfontein.

There was a Jack Sussman, born in Taurage, 1904, son of Woolfe and Cirle
Sussman, who lived in Kimberley.

I have no further info on any of these.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: SAGER #southafrica

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

Regarding the Sager family, I have information >from two different sources:

I received some information last year >from Warren Mandelbaum, regarding his
Treisman family. According to him, Michelle Treisman married Bernard Sager
from Johannesburg and they now live in Australia.
from another source, there was also a Joseph Manie Sager, born 1904, from
Johannesburg, who was the son of Hyman and Esther Sager.

Also, in regard to Sussman, I have the following:

There was a Philip Sussman, who came to SA in 1893 and lived in Kimberley.

Also, a Philip Sussman, who was born in Latvia in 1896, the son of Ben and
Blume Sussman, who lived in Bloemfontein.

There was a Jack Sussman, born in Taurage, 1904, son of Woolfe and Cirle
Sussman, who lived in Kimberley.

I have no further info on any of these.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Re: Delaware landing #general

Steven Schwartz <SSchwartz@...>
 

Judith, she probably was processed and admitted in Philadelphia. However,
there was a medical/quarantine station at Lewes Beach in the State of
Delaware for many years. She probably was detained there for only a short
time before it was determined that she was healthy. Otherwise, she likely
would have been returned to her country of origin. I do not think Delaware
ever had a facility for processing and admitting incoming immigrants.

Steve Schwartz
Dover, Delaware

From: "judith reinsdorf" <REINSDORFsearch@...>

One of my grandmothers landed in Delaware. She told me that her uncle
was a judge so she avoided Ellis Island.....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Delaware landing #general

Steven Schwartz <SSchwartz@...>
 

Judith, she probably was processed and admitted in Philadelphia. However,
there was a medical/quarantine station at Lewes Beach in the State of
Delaware for many years. She probably was detained there for only a short
time before it was determined that she was healthy. Otherwise, she likely
would have been returned to her country of origin. I do not think Delaware
ever had a facility for processing and admitting incoming immigrants.

Steve Schwartz
Dover, Delaware

From: "judith reinsdorf" <REINSDORFsearch@...>

One of my grandmothers landed in Delaware. She told me that her uncle
was a judge so she avoided Ellis Island.....