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See you in DC! #france

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.

JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.

JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.

We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
access.

To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.

We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be
coming in a few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is
stronger than ever!

Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.

JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>

Our goal, $1,000,000!

With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !

from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in the
JGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.

Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.

Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?

Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.

We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
susan.king@...
http://www.jewishgen.org


See you in DC! #germany

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.

JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.

JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.

We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
access.

To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.

We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be coming in a
few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is stronger than ever!

Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.

JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>

Our goal, $1,000,000!

With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !

from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in the
JGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.

Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.

Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?

Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.

We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
susan.king@...
http://www.jewishgen.org


French SIG #France See you in DC! #france

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.

JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.

JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.

We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
access.

To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.

We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be
coming in a few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is
stronger than ever!

Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.

JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>

Our goal, $1,000,000!

With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !

from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in the
JGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.

Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.

Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?

Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.

We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
susan.king@...
http://www.jewishgen.org


German SIG #Germany See you in DC! #germany

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.

JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.

JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.

We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
access.

To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.

We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be coming in a
few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is stronger than ever!

Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.

JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>

Our goal, $1,000,000!

With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !

from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in the
JGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.

Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.

Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?

Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.

We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
susan.king@...
http://www.jewishgen.org


Re: Rabbi Sussman BRILIN (Worms, Fulda)---> Seligman BAMBERGER #germany

Christof Eberstadt <CPA-Eberstadt@...>
 

Michael Bernet gave a family tree on search for his ancestors:

Beginning with Seligmann BAMBERGER in Heidelberg:
He is buried on the Friedhof Am Klingenteich in Heidelberg, Grave No. 63.
and lived 1729 - Jan 17, 1817.
His spouse was Esther OPPENHEIMER, born abt. 1746 (my guess), died Oct. 27,
1809 Heidelberg, buried grave No. 9, Friedhof Am Klingenteich (this meens
Old Jewish Cemetry Am Klingenteich = address in Heidelberg).
Esther was daughter of Isaak (Itzik, also called Elieser=Lazarus)
OPPENHEIMER, born abt. 1720 (my guess), buried Friedhof Am Klingenteich, no
number given, no wife given; three additional sons buried Friedhof Am
Klingenteich (Calman, Wolf, Jechiel, together with data).

Seligmann BAMBERGER and Esther OPPENHEIMER had a son Kalman BAMBERGER, born
abt. 1775 (my guess), died June 10., 1860, buried no. 88, Friedhof Am
Klingenteich in Heidelberg.
I do not know more children of them.

Source to all of them: Der alte Friedhof am Klingenteich in Heidelberg
1702-1876, Heidelberg

The father of Seligmann BAMBERGER is named Josel BAMBERGER on his
tombstone. A date of death is not given, nor a grave in Heidelberg.

So, this could be M.B.'s Josef Sussmann BRILIN >from Bamberg abt 1700 -
1765).

On the other way, I do know Moshe BRILIN, living in Bamberg, as a son of
Isaak BRILIN (see M.B.).
I have a daughter of Moshe (no name given), born abt. 1670 (my guess)
married to Samuel (Sanwil) HAMELN, died 1702, who was son of Chajim
GOLDSCHMIDT-HAMELN and Glueckel PINKERLE. No children are mentioned
(sources: Henry Fraenkel: Stammbaum der Familie Fraenkel; Ancestors of
Catherine Helen Barnett - Internet research; and FTJP of Gersig).
I have a son Meir BRILIN, b. abt. 1678 (my guess), no more data given
(source: Henry Fraenkel: Stammbaum der Familie Fraenkel).

M.B.'s tree Moshe-Susmann-Josef-Sussmann BRILIN: How sure is the source?
Are there additional data (places, date of death, and so on?)

I ask, because one of Isaak BRILIN's other sons, Simon Wolf BRILIN, born
abt. 1663 Mannheim? (my guess), died 1756 Bamberg (Fraenkel says 1753
Worms, which is not right), lived in Bamberg too. He was married to Hanna
(she died 1769 Vienna). They had a too had a son Josef BRILIN, born abt.
1690 (my guess), and no further data given.

By the way: Sara OPPENHEIM, Isaak BRILIN's wife, was sister to Samuel
OPPENHEIMER, and daughter of Simon Wolf OPP. and Edel Bacharach.

Christof Eberstadt
Germany
always on the hunt for old connections to Worms Jewish families


German SIG #Germany AW: Rabbi Sussman BRILIN (Worms, Fulda)---> Seligman BAMBERGER #germany

Christof Eberstadt <CPA-Eberstadt@...>
 

Michael Bernet gave a family tree on search for his ancestors:

Beginning with Seligmann BAMBERGER in Heidelberg:
He is buried on the Friedhof Am Klingenteich in Heidelberg, Grave No. 63.
and lived 1729 - Jan 17, 1817.
His spouse was Esther OPPENHEIMER, born abt. 1746 (my guess), died Oct. 27,
1809 Heidelberg, buried grave No. 9, Friedhof Am Klingenteich (this meens
Old Jewish Cemetry Am Klingenteich = address in Heidelberg).
Esther was daughter of Isaak (Itzik, also called Elieser=Lazarus)
OPPENHEIMER, born abt. 1720 (my guess), buried Friedhof Am Klingenteich, no
number given, no wife given; three additional sons buried Friedhof Am
Klingenteich (Calman, Wolf, Jechiel, together with data).

Seligmann BAMBERGER and Esther OPPENHEIMER had a son Kalman BAMBERGER, born
abt. 1775 (my guess), died June 10., 1860, buried no. 88, Friedhof Am
Klingenteich in Heidelberg.
I do not know more children of them.

Source to all of them: Der alte Friedhof am Klingenteich in Heidelberg
1702-1876, Heidelberg

The father of Seligmann BAMBERGER is named Josel BAMBERGER on his
tombstone. A date of death is not given, nor a grave in Heidelberg.

So, this could be M.B.'s Josef Sussmann BRILIN >from Bamberg abt 1700 -
1765).

On the other way, I do know Moshe BRILIN, living in Bamberg, as a son of
Isaak BRILIN (see M.B.).
I have a daughter of Moshe (no name given), born abt. 1670 (my guess)
married to Samuel (Sanwil) HAMELN, died 1702, who was son of Chajim
GOLDSCHMIDT-HAMELN and Glueckel PINKERLE. No children are mentioned
(sources: Henry Fraenkel: Stammbaum der Familie Fraenkel; Ancestors of
Catherine Helen Barnett - Internet research; and FTJP of Gersig).
I have a son Meir BRILIN, b. abt. 1678 (my guess), no more data given
(source: Henry Fraenkel: Stammbaum der Familie Fraenkel).

M.B.'s tree Moshe-Susmann-Josef-Sussmann BRILIN: How sure is the source?
Are there additional data (places, date of death, and so on?)

I ask, because one of Isaak BRILIN's other sons, Simon Wolf BRILIN, born
abt. 1663 Mannheim? (my guess), died 1756 Bamberg (Fraenkel says 1753
Worms, which is not right), lived in Bamberg too. He was married to Hanna
(she died 1769 Vienna). They had a too had a son Josef BRILIN, born abt.
1690 (my guess), and no further data given.

By the way: Sara OPPENHEIM, Isaak BRILIN's wife, was sister to Samuel
OPPENHEIMER, and daughter of Simon Wolf OPP. and Edel Bacharach.

Christof Eberstadt
Germany
always on the hunt for old connections to Worms Jewish families


Searching for TAUB Family From Brooklyn, New York #general

Carole Glick Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I hope someone will recognize the family I am seeking and
will either put me in touch with them or give me
information about them.

In the 1930 US census, David TAUB, wife, Mary, widowed
daughter, Minnie TARR, and granddaughter, Shirley lived in
Brooklyn, New York. David taught Hebrew. Minnie was a
seamstress in a drapery shop. The adults emigrated from
Galicia circa 1910.

David and Mary had another daughter, Ida GLICK, who died
earlier, leaving four offspring. Two other family names
were ROTH and FEIGLER.

Please reply privately.

Many thanks in advance.

Carole Glick Feinberg
Atlanta, Georgia
feincgs@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for TAUB Family From Brooklyn, New York #general

Carole Glick Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I hope someone will recognize the family I am seeking and
will either put me in touch with them or give me
information about them.

In the 1930 US census, David TAUB, wife, Mary, widowed
daughter, Minnie TARR, and granddaughter, Shirley lived in
Brooklyn, New York. David taught Hebrew. Minnie was a
seamstress in a drapery shop. The adults emigrated from
Galicia circa 1910.

David and Mary had another daughter, Ida GLICK, who died
earlier, leaving four offspring. Two other family names
were ROTH and FEIGLER.

Please reply privately.

Many thanks in advance.

Carole Glick Feinberg
Atlanta, Georgia
feincgs@...


Meaning of the name Bernstein #general

Hannah Engelstad
 

Dear Genners,

My brother just came back >from a trip to Russia and the Baltic countries
and asked me if I knew what the name Bernstein meant - we have lots of
Bernsteins on all sides of our family. Well, no, I don't. So he tells me
the following:

"Bernstein means "amber," like in the stone. I saw the word in a shop
window in Riga above the word "amber", and my guide, who was Latvian, said
that it is German for amber. "Stein" apparently means stone. So maybe
Yenta's father was an "amber" dealer."

My question is this: There are so many Bernsteins out there who came >from
Europe. What occupation might they have had that would translate into the
name Bernstein or "Amber Stone"?

Best Regards,

Hannah Engelstad, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of the name Bernstein #general

Hannah Engelstad
 

Dear Genners,

My brother just came back >from a trip to Russia and the Baltic countries
and asked me if I knew what the name Bernstein meant - we have lots of
Bernsteins on all sides of our family. Well, no, I don't. So he tells me
the following:

"Bernstein means "amber," like in the stone. I saw the word in a shop
window in Riga above the word "amber", and my guide, who was Latvian, said
that it is German for amber. "Stein" apparently means stone. So maybe
Yenta's father was an "amber" dealer."

My question is this: There are so many Bernsteins out there who came >from
Europe. What occupation might they have had that would translate into the
name Bernstein or "Amber Stone"?

Best Regards,

Hannah Engelstad, Canada


See you in DC! #poland

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.

JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.

JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.

We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
access.

To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.

We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be coming in a few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is stronger than ever!

Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.

JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>

Our goal, $1,000,000!

With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !

from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in the
JGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.

Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.

Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?

Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.

We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
susan.king@...
http://www.jewishgen.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that JRI-Poland and JewishGen are two separate non-profit organizations, each with its own organizational and fundraising structure. JRI-Poland's database, website and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen.


JRI Poland #Poland See you in DC! #poland

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.

JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.

JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.

We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
access.

To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.

We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be coming in a few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is stronger than ever!

Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.

JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>

Our goal, $1,000,000!

With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !

from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in the
JGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.

Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.

Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?

Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.

We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
susan.king@...
http://www.jewishgen.org

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jri-pl - MAJBRUCH/MAIBRUCH of Nowy Sacz - Possibly an Acronym? #poland

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Akiva A. Mevorach is searching for any information on the surname MAJBRUCH /MAIBRUCH.- her family lived in Nowy Sacz and the surrounding area.

In my modest researchs in this area, I have learned that family names are
not always what they appear. Maibruch sounds like a very ordinary German
name. If you look at Aviva's Roots Web correspondence on Google you learn
that there is a place in Germany, close to the Polish border called
"Maibruch". In German Mai means Mai and Bruch is a geological fault or
stream. The MAIBRUCH family could have originated >from there.

However, Jews often constructed "hidden" names to remind themselves of their original names. Hence there are Jewish family names which are acronyms. If one was lucky enough to have the right consonants, one could construct an acronym to sound like a bona-fide word.

I wonder if MAIBRUCH was such a name? It could easily have been constructed
out of Moses ben Rabbi Chaim - or Mendel ben Raphael Chazzan any other
combination of names corresponding to the main consonants. The vowels would
then have been interspersed to make the acceptable family name MAIBRUCH. The family may never have been to the town or even heard of it.

Celia Male {UK}

----- Original Message -----
From: "Akiva A. Mevorach" <akivam@...>
Subject: [jri-pl] Majbruch in Nowy Sacz


JRI Poland #Poland jri-pl - MAJBRUCH/MAIBRUCH of Nowy Sacz - Possibly an Acronym? #poland

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Akiva A. Mevorach is searching for any information on the surname MAJBRUCH /MAIBRUCH.- her family lived in Nowy Sacz and the surrounding area.

In my modest researchs in this area, I have learned that family names are
not always what they appear. Maibruch sounds like a very ordinary German
name. If you look at Aviva's Roots Web correspondence on Google you learn
that there is a place in Germany, close to the Polish border called
"Maibruch". In German Mai means Mai and Bruch is a geological fault or
stream. The MAIBRUCH family could have originated >from there.

However, Jews often constructed "hidden" names to remind themselves of their original names. Hence there are Jewish family names which are acronyms. If one was lucky enough to have the right consonants, one could construct an acronym to sound like a bona-fide word.

I wonder if MAIBRUCH was such a name? It could easily have been constructed
out of Moses ben Rabbi Chaim - or Mendel ben Raphael Chazzan any other
combination of names corresponding to the main consonants. The vowels would
then have been interspersed to make the acceptable family name MAIBRUCH. The family may never have been to the town or even heard of it.

Celia Male {UK}

----- Original Message -----
From: "Akiva A. Mevorach" <akivam@...>
Subject: [jri-pl] Majbruch in Nowy Sacz


See you in DC! #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.

JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.

JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.

We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
access.

To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.

We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be coming in a few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is stronger than ever!

Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.

JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>

Our goal, $1,000,000!

With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !

from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in the
JGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.

Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.

Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?

Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.

We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
susan.king@...
http://www.jewishgen.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG and JewishGen are two separate organizations: LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose discussion group, website and database are hosted by JewishGen.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania See you in DC! #lithuania

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.

JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.

JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.

We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
access.

To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.

We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be coming in a few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is stronger than ever!

Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.

JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/>

Our goal, $1,000,000!

With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !

from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in the
JGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.

Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.

Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?

Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.

We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!

Susan

Susan E. King
Managing Director
JewishGen, Inc.
susan.king@...
http://www.jewishgen.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG and JewishGen are two separate organizations: LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose discussion group, website and database are hosted by JewishGen.


Given names #lithuania

Bettylou Rosen <rosenb1@...>
 

I need some help >from the given name mavens. I'm working with records
pulled >from the Vilnius Central Archives. I see my relative's name
listed as Jesna, Sija, Sije and Hansejas. I'm sure they are all the same
person. I know the name translates to Joshua. I see his wife listed as
Chase and Chasta. Her official name was Glel.

What is the significance of all these forms of the name? Where do they
come from?

Is "Rause" in Base Rause, part of the given name?
I've consulted Gorr's "Jewish Personal Names" but it hasn't been much
help.

Many thanks.
Bettylou Rosen in Florida


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Given names #lithuania

Bettylou Rosen <rosenb1@...>
 

I need some help >from the given name mavens. I'm working with records
pulled >from the Vilnius Central Archives. I see my relative's name
listed as Jesna, Sija, Sije and Hansejas. I'm sure they are all the same
person. I know the name translates to Joshua. I see his wife listed as
Chase and Chasta. Her official name was Glel.

What is the significance of all these forms of the name? Where do they
come from?

Is "Rause" in Base Rause, part of the given name?
I've consulted Gorr's "Jewish Personal Names" but it hasn't been much
help.

Many thanks.
Bettylou Rosen in Florida


SCEZUCZYNSKI (became MILLER), from Lida or Vilnius, Lithuania #lithuania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

I am having difficulty researching my g-g-grandfather,
Aaron [ben Moishe] SCEZUCZYNSKI, who emigrated
from Lida or Vilnius, Lithuania in either 1892 or '93. He quickly
took on the name MILLER, as 4 of his 8 children, already living
in Philadelphia, were known by that name.

I have tried searching on JGFF, but soundex produced
no researchers looking for the name SCEZUCZYNSKI.

I would welcome any ideas or suggestions.
Merle
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@...
Researching:
KASTNER & OSTFELD (Radauti, Fratauti, Bukovina)
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN (Piatra Neamt, Falticeni, Negulesti, Romania)
GARBARSKI & DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI (Sejny/Suwalki gubernia area, Poland)
KUSSNER (Bendery/Tighina, Moldova; Philadelphia, PA)
SCEZUCZYNSKI & MILLER (Lida & Vilnius, Lithuania; Philadelphia, PA.)
ALTMAN (USA, Belchatow, Poland)
LEVITT & KISHELEVETZ (New York, Lodz, Poland)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania SCEZUCZYNSKI (became MILLER), from Lida or Vilnius, Lithuania #lithuania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

I am having difficulty researching my g-g-grandfather,
Aaron [ben Moishe] SCEZUCZYNSKI, who emigrated
from Lida or Vilnius, Lithuania in either 1892 or '93. He quickly
took on the name MILLER, as 4 of his 8 children, already living
in Philadelphia, were known by that name.

I have tried searching on JGFF, but soundex produced
no researchers looking for the name SCEZUCZYNSKI.

I would welcome any ideas or suggestions.
Merle
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Merle Kastner
Montreal, Canada
merlek@...
Researching:
KASTNER & OSTFELD (Radauti, Fratauti, Bukovina)
NATHANSON & MENDELSSOHN (Piatra Neamt, Falticeni, Negulesti, Romania)
GARBARSKI & DENENBERG/DYNABURSKI (Sejny/Suwalki gubernia area, Poland)
KUSSNER (Bendery/Tighina, Moldova; Philadelphia, PA)
SCEZUCZYNSKI & MILLER (Lida & Vilnius, Lithuania; Philadelphia, PA.)
ALTMAN (USA, Belchatow, Poland)
LEVITT & KISHELEVETZ (New York, Lodz, Poland)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~