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Re: Going to Latvia in October #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Would very much appreciate any tips >from SIG members re:
-- research in the Historical Archives
Always write ahead to the Archives and tell the archivists what families
you are researching and when you wish to come. That way, given enough time,
they will be able to prepare some valuable sources for you. The Archives
are not exactly set up for personal researching, so you might be
disappointed with the way things work. But if you let them know in plenty
of time, they might be able to gather some material together for you. You
will love walking in the footstep of your ancestors! Enjoy the visit!

Martha Lev-Zion, Israel
President, SIG Latvia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Going to Latvia in October #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Would very much appreciate any tips >from SIG members re:
-- research in the Historical Archives
Always write ahead to the Archives and tell the archivists what families
you are researching and when you wish to come. That way, given enough time,
they will be able to prepare some valuable sources for you. The Archives
are not exactly set up for personal researching, so you might be
disappointed with the way things work. But if you let them know in plenty
of time, they might be able to gather some material together for you. You
will love walking in the footstep of your ancestors! Enjoy the visit!

Martha Lev-Zion, Israel
President, SIG Latvia


Re: Going to Latvia in October #latvia

Barry Graham <barry@...>
 

Arlene,
Isn't it possible to get Aleks to do the research in the archives? Isn't
that what he is paid to do?

Barry

-----Original Message-----
From: Arlene Beare [mailto:arl@dircon.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 2:52 PM
To: Latvia SIG
Subject: [latvia] Re: Going to Latvia in October

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Dear Yehuda

It is necessary to write to the Archives ahead of your trip as you will not
be able to get info if you just arrive at the Archives. Please consult the
SIG webpage for details on how to consult and send an E-mail telling them
when you will be coming in and they will do their best to help you. There
is a big backlog at the moment but they do try to help researchers who come
in person.
If you are going round with Aleks he will give you a price on going with
you as he has a friend who drives a taxi. You must get him to give you a
quote before you depart as you need to know the charges.It would be very
difficult for you outside Riga to find people who speak English and he
could also take you to places of Jewish interest.

You can use the cash machines and do not need to worry about currency in
Riga but outside Riga you will need cash as you will not be able to use
credit cards. Having some dollar bills in your pocket is also a good idea
for travelling outside Riga.

When travelling outside Riga it is a good idea to take some
fruit,crispbread,dried fruit etc in case you are not able to find suitable
food. Take bottled water with you when travelling outside Riga.

Arlene Beare
UK



Original message:
yehuda1@juno.com
Greetings, I am a new member of the Latvia SIG.
Will be going to Latvia in early October to visit long-lost cousins
in Riga and family shtetls in Latgale (Vilany, Varaklani and Bikeva).
I've made contact with Aleksander Feigmanis as a possible guide.
Would very much appreciate any tips >from SIG members re:
-- research in the Historical Archives
-- travel around Latgale region
-- general advice




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Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Going to Latvia in October #latvia

Barry Graham <barry@...>
 

Arlene,
Isn't it possible to get Aleks to do the research in the archives? Isn't
that what he is paid to do?

Barry

-----Original Message-----
From: Arlene Beare [mailto:arl@dircon.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 2:52 PM
To: Latvia SIG
Subject: [latvia] Re: Going to Latvia in October

Now on the JewishGen Mall -
"History of Latvian Jews" by Josifs Steimanis
<http://www.jewishgenmall.org/>
Review on SIG page
http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/SIG_announcements.html
******************************************************
Sign up for the JGFFAlert!
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html#q3.7
******************************************************
Help JewishGen Help You!
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Dear Yehuda

It is necessary to write to the Archives ahead of your trip as you will not
be able to get info if you just arrive at the Archives. Please consult the
SIG webpage for details on how to consult and send an E-mail telling them
when you will be coming in and they will do their best to help you. There
is a big backlog at the moment but they do try to help researchers who come
in person.
If you are going round with Aleks he will give you a price on going with
you as he has a friend who drives a taxi. You must get him to give you a
quote before you depart as you need to know the charges.It would be very
difficult for you outside Riga to find people who speak English and he
could also take you to places of Jewish interest.

You can use the cash machines and do not need to worry about currency in
Riga but outside Riga you will need cash as you will not be able to use
credit cards. Having some dollar bills in your pocket is also a good idea
for travelling outside Riga.

When travelling outside Riga it is a good idea to take some
fruit,crispbread,dried fruit etc in case you are not able to find suitable
food. Take bottled water with you when travelling outside Riga.

Arlene Beare
UK



Original message:
yehuda1@juno.com
Greetings, I am a new member of the Latvia SIG.
Will be going to Latvia in early October to visit long-lost cousins
in Riga and family shtetls in Latgale (Vilany, Varaklani and Bikeva).
I've made contact with Aleksander Feigmanis as a possible guide.
Would very much appreciate any tips >from SIG members re:
-- research in the Historical Archives
-- travel around Latgale region
-- general advice




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greetings and request #unitedkingdom

Diane Westerhuis <dwesterhuis@...>
 

Greetings to those on this list - I am new, >from Sydney in Australia,
temporarily in Townsville, far north Queensland.I would like some advice
from the list.
I am descended >from the Solomon family, who arrived in Australia >from London
in 1817.
I have traced this branch of the Solomons to Samuel Solomon (Moss Shemayah)
who lived at 30 Wentworth St Spitalfields, London
He married Betsy Beyla Moses, daughter of Shalom Milik Mal, officiant Moses
Myers, Rabbi at the New Synagogue, October 1793
He is described as a pencil maker, of Spitalfields, London.
I would like to go back further. I know this will be difficult, so would
like to find general information. I understand they must have arrived in
London relatively recently then, as the Jewish community was limited by law
prior to that time? Can anybody explain the situation, or direct me to some
information. Thank you in advance,
Regards
Diane Westerhuis
Townsville 4810
dwesterhuis@ozemail.com.au


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom greetings and request #unitedkingdom

Diane Westerhuis <dwesterhuis@...>
 

Greetings to those on this list - I am new, >from Sydney in Australia,
temporarily in Townsville, far north Queensland.I would like some advice
from the list.
I am descended >from the Solomon family, who arrived in Australia >from London
in 1817.
I have traced this branch of the Solomons to Samuel Solomon (Moss Shemayah)
who lived at 30 Wentworth St Spitalfields, London
He married Betsy Beyla Moses, daughter of Shalom Milik Mal, officiant Moses
Myers, Rabbi at the New Synagogue, October 1793
He is described as a pencil maker, of Spitalfields, London.
I would like to go back further. I know this will be difficult, so would
like to find general information. I understand they must have arrived in
London relatively recently then, as the Jewish community was limited by law
prior to that time? Can anybody explain the situation, or direct me to some
information. Thank you in advance,
Regards
Diane Westerhuis
Townsville 4810
dwesterhuis@ozemail.com.au


JewishGen-erosity #lithuania

Rlberliner@...
 

A Healthy & Happy New Year to all!

Many thanks for the help I've received >from the Jewishgen sites, both from
the posts and private email.

At Rosh Hashonah each year, I hope to make a contribution within my means to JewishGen-erosity to add to these good wishes and show my appreciation.

Thanks, Jewishgen!

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG is an independent, non-profit organization that is hosted by JewishGen.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen-erosity #lithuania

Rlberliner@...
 

A Healthy & Happy New Year to all!

Many thanks for the help I've received >from the Jewishgen sites, both from
the posts and private email.

At Rosh Hashonah each year, I hope to make a contribution within my means to JewishGen-erosity to add to these good wishes and show my appreciation.

Thanks, Jewishgen!

Sincerely,
Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG is an independent, non-profit organization that is hosted by JewishGen.


Ludel = Iudel? #lithuania

Clifford L Karchmer <rabinowitz@...>
 

I believe the given name "Ludel" was possibly misidentified, if written
by hand, and really should have been " Iudel".
In my family, Iudel translates to Julius but some have used the name
Jacob. I believe Julius is more common.

Hope this helps.

Cliff Karchmer

Researching: Rabinowitz, Karchmer, Milner, Davidson, from
Vilna, Oshmiany, Devenishkes, Lipnishkes, Alytus, Sventsionys, Ivye, and
Vishnevo


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ludel = Iudel? #lithuania

Clifford L Karchmer <rabinowitz@...>
 

I believe the given name "Ludel" was possibly misidentified, if written
by hand, and really should have been " Iudel".
In my family, Iudel translates to Julius but some have used the name
Jacob. I believe Julius is more common.

Hope this helps.

Cliff Karchmer

Researching: Rabinowitz, Karchmer, Milner, Davidson, from
Vilna, Oshmiany, Devenishkes, Lipnishkes, Alytus, Sventsionys, Ivye, and
Vishnevo


JewishGen Pre-Pub Offer "The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945.." #lithuania

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The JewishGen Mall is now taking pre-publication orders for the new,
comprehensive, four-volume set "The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance" edited and compiled by Rose Lerer Cohen and Saul Issroff published by Gefen Publishing House, Israel, in English. When available, books will be shipped directly >from the publisher.

This important work records and documents over 50,000 names of Lithuanian
Jews who perished in the Holocaust and is the result of years of research
and collation using articles in journals and the daily press, mailings to
survivors, and on-line submissions to the project website.

The first volume comprises a detailed history of the Holocaust in Lithuania, providing a historical context in which to consider the final three volumes, which feature the lists of those who were interned in ghettos, and those who perished during the terrible years of 1941-1945.

Also included is important secondary information, such as a list of Yahrzeit (Memorial) dates of Lithuanian Jewish communities, and detailed reference lists of films, books and articles on the Lithuanian Holocaust.

The four volumes are album sized, in hardcover, and total over 1,800 pages.
Normal suggested retail is $300.00. If purchased individually they total
$425.00 retail. Find this four-volume set on the JewishGen Mall at our
special pre-publication price of $255.00 plus $25.00 shipping. The books
are expected to be available in mid-October. The set would make an ideal
gift for any Jewish library.

If you are able to order before August 31st you will be eligible for the
JewishGen Mall-wide10% off sale which is in effect for every item on the
Mall which will reduce the cost of this set to $229.50 plus shipping.

Visit the Mall at http://www.jewishgenmall.org and go to Search (found at
the bottom of the Home Page) and type in the title or, if you prefer, the
stock number GEF2-101. Orders can be faxed to JewishGen at 281-535-2204
if you include complete credit card information.

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn
Managers, JewishGen Mall
Boca Raton, FL
DSHirschhorn@jewishgen.org


Re: Name Translation: "Fayvel" or "Ludel #lithuania

ROBERT WEISS
 

At 16:27 8/22/02 -0400, James R. Platt wrote:

<<Is there a common translation of the given names "Fayvel" or "Ludel" -both come >from the All Lithuania Revision List Database for our family surname.>>

My guess is that Ludel is actually Iudel pronounced Yudel and a diminutive of Yehudah.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen Pre-Pub Offer "The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945.." #lithuania

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The JewishGen Mall is now taking pre-publication orders for the new,
comprehensive, four-volume set "The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance" edited and compiled by Rose Lerer Cohen and Saul Issroff published by Gefen Publishing House, Israel, in English. When available, books will be shipped directly >from the publisher.

This important work records and documents over 50,000 names of Lithuanian
Jews who perished in the Holocaust and is the result of years of research
and collation using articles in journals and the daily press, mailings to
survivors, and on-line submissions to the project website.

The first volume comprises a detailed history of the Holocaust in Lithuania, providing a historical context in which to consider the final three volumes, which feature the lists of those who were interned in ghettos, and those who perished during the terrible years of 1941-1945.

Also included is important secondary information, such as a list of Yahrzeit (Memorial) dates of Lithuanian Jewish communities, and detailed reference lists of films, books and articles on the Lithuanian Holocaust.

The four volumes are album sized, in hardcover, and total over 1,800 pages.
Normal suggested retail is $300.00. If purchased individually they total
$425.00 retail. Find this four-volume set on the JewishGen Mall at our
special pre-publication price of $255.00 plus $25.00 shipping. The books
are expected to be available in mid-October. The set would make an ideal
gift for any Jewish library.

If you are able to order before August 31st you will be eligible for the
JewishGen Mall-wide10% off sale which is in effect for every item on the
Mall which will reduce the cost of this set to $229.50 plus shipping.

Visit the Mall at http://www.jewishgenmall.org and go to Search (found at
the bottom of the Home Page) and type in the title or, if you prefer, the
stock number GEF2-101. Orders can be faxed to JewishGen at 281-535-2204
if you include complete credit card information.

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn
Managers, JewishGen Mall
Boca Raton, FL
DSHirschhorn@jewishgen.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Name Translation: "Fayvel" or "Ludel #lithuania

ROBERT WEISS
 

At 16:27 8/22/02 -0400, James R. Platt wrote:

<<Is there a common translation of the given names "Fayvel" or "Ludel" -both come >from the All Lithuania Revision List Database for our family surname.>>

My guess is that Ludel is actually Iudel pronounced Yudel and a diminutive of Yehudah.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA


Re: Harlem Preparatory School #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated Sat, 24 Aug 2002 12:00:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Naomi Fatouros writes:

However, a book entitled "When Harlem was Jewish:1870-1930" by Jeffrey
S. Gurock, a professor at Yeshiva University, may contain information
about the Harlem Preparatory School and/or the Harlem Evening High
School for Men.
I have the book and neither name (Harlem Preparatory School or Harlem
Evening High) appears in the index.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Harlem Preparatory School #general

ROBERT WEISS
 

In a message dated Sat, 24 Aug 2002 12:00:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Naomi Fatouros writes:

However, a book entitled "When Harlem was Jewish:1870-1930" by Jeffrey
S. Gurock, a professor at Yeshiva University, may contain information
about the Harlem Preparatory School and/or the Harlem Evening High
School for Men.
I have the book and neither name (Harlem Preparatory School or Harlem
Evening High) appears in the index.

Bob Weiss
Northridge, CA


WRONKER family from Frankfurt/Posen #general

trisha maynard <trisha_maynard@...>
 

I have recently begun researching the history of the WRONKER family. My
husband's great grandparents were Hermann and Ida WRONKER (formerly Ida
FRIEDEBERG who owned Warenhaus Wronker in Frankfurt around 1900-1930.I
believe the Wronker family originated >from Posen. Any information on the
Wronker or Friedeberg familes would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Trisha Maynard
Swansea,UK.


Reply to:
Trisha_Maynard@hotmail.com


ENGEL family from Berlin/Hamburg #general

trisha maynard <trisha_maynard@...>
 

I have recently begun researching the ENGEL family. My husband's
grandfather was Hermann ENGEL who lived in Berlin in the early 1900s
before moving to Cairo and eventually settling in New York. His parents'
names were Gustav ENGEL and Jenny LOEWY ENGEL. I believe Hermann had a
brother called Hans Engel. I have been told that the Engel family
originated >from Hamburg but, as yet, have no other information. Any help
would be welcomed.
Thanks
Trisha Maynard


Reply to:
Trisha_Maynard@hotmail.com


Support Jewishgen #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Dear Genners,

This posting is to publicly acknowledge the fantastic work Jewishgen is
doing for all of us. Its newsgroup, mailing lists and databases have been
priceless tools to help me in my family research.

The experience of a free-meal on the Internet is becoming more and more
uncommon. I foresee that public databases will quickly shift towards either
publicity-sponsored sites (with annoying popup windows and intrusive
banners) or fee-based sites (like ancestry.com). However, I would still
like to see Jewishgen and its high-quality standards as it is today.

This morning I sent my first monetary contribution to Jewishgen, greatly
thanks to the *awareness campaign* following the convention in Toronto. I
hope to do the same next year.

I would like to encourage all of us to do the same, according to your
possibilities.

A Happy New Year to all of you!

Sincerely,
Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare,
Ireland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WRONKER family from Frankfurt/Posen #general

trisha maynard <trisha_maynard@...>
 

I have recently begun researching the history of the WRONKER family. My
husband's great grandparents were Hermann and Ida WRONKER (formerly Ida
FRIEDEBERG who owned Warenhaus Wronker in Frankfurt around 1900-1930.I
believe the Wronker family originated >from Posen. Any information on the
Wronker or Friedeberg familes would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Trisha Maynard
Swansea,UK.


Reply to:
Trisha_Maynard@hotmail.com