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Re: Hair color hane? #general

Jules Levin
 

I submitted this as a linguistic puzzle to my Slavic and East European
Languages list (SEELANGS), and received interesting comments.

I will only mention what I think is the most plausible:
One responder cited the German word hanebuechen, abbreviated to 'hane',
meaning 'nondescript'. An American ship could have had a German purser
[or whichever officer compiled the manifest] who knew the common color
names in English but slipped at 'nondescript'.

Some responders on SEELANGS asked to see the original.
It would be good if it were possible to send a copy.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles

MODERATOR NOTE: Please communicate privately with Jules Levin about his request.


Rabbi Eliezer WINTNER #general

Avrofek <avrofek@...>
 

Rabbi Raphael Halperin in his encyclopedia Etz Hayim lists haRav Eliezer
WINTNER #2351 as one of the great rabbis of Hungary. He was rabbi in
Breif(sp!) and Av Bet Din in Shtempan (sp!). He was a disciple of haRav
Moshe Sofer.
He died in 1893 at the age of 41.
I would appreciate *any* information: scholastic, rabbinic, family, genealogy,
etc.
Thank you all'
Avraham Ofek


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Hair color hane? #general

Jules Levin
 

I submitted this as a linguistic puzzle to my Slavic and East European
Languages list (SEELANGS), and received interesting comments.

I will only mention what I think is the most plausible:
One responder cited the German word hanebuechen, abbreviated to 'hane',
meaning 'nondescript'. An American ship could have had a German purser
[or whichever officer compiled the manifest] who knew the common color
names in English but slipped at 'nondescript'.

Some responders on SEELANGS asked to see the original.
It would be good if it were possible to send a copy.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles

MODERATOR NOTE: Please communicate privately with Jules Levin about his request.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Eliezer WINTNER #general

Avrofek <avrofek@...>
 

Rabbi Raphael Halperin in his encyclopedia Etz Hayim lists haRav Eliezer
WINTNER #2351 as one of the great rabbis of Hungary. He was rabbi in
Breif(sp!) and Av Bet Din in Shtempan (sp!). He was a disciple of haRav
Moshe Sofer.
He died in 1893 at the age of 41.
I would appreciate *any* information: scholastic, rabbinic, family, genealogy,
etc.
Thank you all'
Avraham Ofek


National Archives Budget Approved and Enacted #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

As you may recall the National Archives budget was a concern last year and this
year. The FY 2008 budget that President Bush just signed into law increases the
National Archives budget by 20.5% over Fiscal Year 2007 which was a continuation
budget >from FY 2006. The FY 2008 appropriation is $411.1 million.

Of great interest to genealogists are the following provisions:
Provision of $2.1 million to restore important customer services: $1.3 million
to return to the public research hours that were reduced in October 2006 and
$800,000 to hire more staff archivists to replace those who have left the agency
in the past few years. The agency has 30 days to report to Congress on its
progress in these two areas.

Continuation of the work on the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) provision of
full funding of $58 million, compared to last year’s funding level of $45.2
million. However, the spending measure requires the agency to submit to Congress
a spending plan before any multi-year funds are obligated.

For more details on the appropriations for the National Archives in the FY budget,
you can access the press release by Archivist Weinstein at:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2008/nr08-41.html

Jan Meisels Allen
director, IAJGS and
chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen National Archives Budget Approved and Enacted #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

As you may recall the National Archives budget was a concern last year and this
year. The FY 2008 budget that President Bush just signed into law increases the
National Archives budget by 20.5% over Fiscal Year 2007 which was a continuation
budget >from FY 2006. The FY 2008 appropriation is $411.1 million.

Of great interest to genealogists are the following provisions:
Provision of $2.1 million to restore important customer services: $1.3 million
to return to the public research hours that were reduced in October 2006 and
$800,000 to hire more staff archivists to replace those who have left the agency
in the past few years. The agency has 30 days to report to Congress on its
progress in these two areas.

Continuation of the work on the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) provision of
full funding of $58 million, compared to last year’s funding level of $45.2
million. However, the spending measure requires the agency to submit to Congress
a spending plan before any multi-year funds are obligated.

For more details on the appropriations for the National Archives in the FY budget,
you can access the press release by Archivist Weinstein at:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2008/nr08-41.html

Jan Meisels Allen
director, IAJGS and
chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Dubrowa Bialostocka cemetery/records #poland

joinus@...
 

Hi, Is there anyone that has visited the cemetery in Dubrowa
Bialostocka lately and has any info on it? I did read about
the restoration of the fence, but nothing about the tombstones,
how many of them are readable, and if anybody was working
on documenting them. I would also appreciate any info
as to vital records of the city (which I know dosen't exist in
the city archives). At last is there any survivor that I can
briefly interview on a few relatives I had there?.

Thanks to all
Ben Knobel
Brooklyn NY
researching ORLIANSKY,ECKSTIEN,TRASCHANSKY-all >from Dabrowa and vicinity


Dubrowa Bialostocka cemetery/records #poland

joinus@...
 

Hi, Is there anyone that has visited the cemetery in Dubrowa
Bialostocka lately and has any info on it? I did read about
the restoration of the fence, but nothing about the tombstones,
how many of them are readable, and if anybody was working
on documenting them. I would also appreciate any info
as to vital records of the city (which I know dosen't exist in
the city archives). At last is there any survivor that I can
briefly interview on a few relatives I had there?.

Thanks to all
Ben Knobel
Brooklyn NY
researching ORLIANSKY,ECKSTIEN,TRASCHANSKY-all >from Dabrowa and vicinity


vladka meed #poland

Mordechai David Pelta
 

how do i contact vladka meed?

Mordechai David Pelta, Esq.
San Francisco, CA


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Vladka and her late husband Benjamin Meed were the
founders of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Organization in the US. The
US Holocaust Memorial Museum Survivors' Register is named for them.
Please respond privately with any contact information.


JRI Poland #Poland vladka meed #poland

Mordechai David Pelta
 

how do i contact vladka meed?

Mordechai David Pelta, Esq.
San Francisco, CA


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Vladka and her late husband Benjamin Meed were the
founders of the Warsaw Ghetto Resistance Organization in the US. The
US Holocaust Memorial Museum Survivors' Register is named for them.
Please respond privately with any contact information.


ZIV/SHIFF/SIEF from Seda/shad #lithuania

yitzchok treisman <yitzchok1@...>
 

B"h

I'm researching the ZIV/SHIFF/SIEF family >from Seda/shad,
Does anyone have information on this family?

Yours sincerely
Yitzchak Treisman
Yitzchok1@...

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Suggestions of research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania ZIV/SHIFF/SIEF from Seda/shad #lithuania

yitzchok treisman <yitzchok1@...>
 

B"h

I'm researching the ZIV/SHIFF/SIEF family >from Seda/shad,
Does anyone have information on this family?

Yours sincerely
Yitzchak Treisman
Yitzchok1@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions of research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Making Online Contributions - Possible Problems and Correcting Them #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

It's possible that many of you are having problems when entering your
information on our Secure Online Donations page because of the way in which
your information is being entered.

Please do not enter a $ when entering the total amount of your donation.
Only enter the numbers with the decimal point properly placed. Example: a
donation of $136 should be entered as 136.00

For those of you residing outside of the United States, the greatest number
of problems may be encountered because of the format of street addresses,
Postal Codes, Cities, Provinces and your Country. If you have a postal
code, please take care not to enter it in the box for State or Province but
only in the box for Postal Code. If you live in Canada, especially, your 2
letter Province Code has to be entered in the appropriate box. In many
cases, there is not a place to enter your Country of residence. I'm pretty
smart and used to dealing with many foreign locations, so I know when you
are in Israel, Canada, Australia. If you are in England, Ireland, Scotland
or Wales, your address will be coded as UK.

If you want to contribute to a District (Uyezd) Research Group, enter your
contribution in the first box on the page and use the drop down menu to
choose the correct District group. Also, provide the specific town of
interest within the district if you know it.

If you want to contribute to the Vital Records Translation Project, enter
your contribution in the second box on the page and type in the name of the
town.

If you want to contribute to the Internal Passports Project (on ongoing
translation project) or the Kaunas Family List Project (which has not yet
begun) enter your contribution in the third box on the page. If you have an
interest in a specific town for the Internal Passport Project, please enter
it.

If you are paying your 2008 dues, enter your contribution amount in the
fourth box on the page. Type in Dues 2008.

Remember: A contribution of $200 is the amount to make you a qualifying
contributor to the Telsiai and Vilnius District Groups. All other District
Groups require a contribution of $100 to make you a qualfying contributor.
A contribution of $100 to the Vital Records Project for one specific town
makes you a qualifying contributor for that town only. $100 makes you a
qualfying contributor for one specific town in the Internal Passports
Project.

Dues in the amount of $36 qualifies you as a member in good standing and
allows you to vote in the annual election, to be held at the annual
conference, in Chicago in August 2008. Dues are payable on a calendar year
basis.

If you are unable to make your donation online, kindly mail your check to my
attention and include your correct mailing address, email address (extremely
important), telephone number, reason for your contribution (what District
Group, what town if for Vital Records, what town if for Internal Passports,
dues and year, etc). It is best to include the form which can be printed
from the website.

Thank you and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all of you,

Eden Joachim
Treasurer
1204 Hillside Terrace
Pomona, NY 10970
esjoachim@...
Fax 845-623-1708


Latvia Holocaust database #lithuania

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

You will find this site very interesting. Read the details of
what the project is all about when you visit the site.

URL: < http://names.lu.lv/ >

Click on surnames and choose the surname you are researching.
Then choose the town or village where the family lived before WWII.
When the names appear you will also see some names that do not
appear to be the name you have entered. If you click on that
name you will see that the maiden name is the name you have entered.
Clicking on the name will bring up details on the person.

The project is ongoing and they are anxious to receive any
information that you have on family >from Latvia that have
perished in the Holocaust or in fact have survived.

Send your information to -
names@...

Arlene Beare


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Making Online Contributions - Possible Problems and Correcting Them #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

It's possible that many of you are having problems when entering your
information on our Secure Online Donations page because of the way in which
your information is being entered.

Please do not enter a $ when entering the total amount of your donation.
Only enter the numbers with the decimal point properly placed. Example: a
donation of $136 should be entered as 136.00

For those of you residing outside of the United States, the greatest number
of problems may be encountered because of the format of street addresses,
Postal Codes, Cities, Provinces and your Country. If you have a postal
code, please take care not to enter it in the box for State or Province but
only in the box for Postal Code. If you live in Canada, especially, your 2
letter Province Code has to be entered in the appropriate box. In many
cases, there is not a place to enter your Country of residence. I'm pretty
smart and used to dealing with many foreign locations, so I know when you
are in Israel, Canada, Australia. If you are in England, Ireland, Scotland
or Wales, your address will be coded as UK.

If you want to contribute to a District (Uyezd) Research Group, enter your
contribution in the first box on the page and use the drop down menu to
choose the correct District group. Also, provide the specific town of
interest within the district if you know it.

If you want to contribute to the Vital Records Translation Project, enter
your contribution in the second box on the page and type in the name of the
town.

If you want to contribute to the Internal Passports Project (on ongoing
translation project) or the Kaunas Family List Project (which has not yet
begun) enter your contribution in the third box on the page. If you have an
interest in a specific town for the Internal Passport Project, please enter
it.

If you are paying your 2008 dues, enter your contribution amount in the
fourth box on the page. Type in Dues 2008.

Remember: A contribution of $200 is the amount to make you a qualifying
contributor to the Telsiai and Vilnius District Groups. All other District
Groups require a contribution of $100 to make you a qualfying contributor.
A contribution of $100 to the Vital Records Project for one specific town
makes you a qualifying contributor for that town only. $100 makes you a
qualfying contributor for one specific town in the Internal Passports
Project.

Dues in the amount of $36 qualifies you as a member in good standing and
allows you to vote in the annual election, to be held at the annual
conference, in Chicago in August 2008. Dues are payable on a calendar year
basis.

If you are unable to make your donation online, kindly mail your check to my
attention and include your correct mailing address, email address (extremely
important), telephone number, reason for your contribution (what District
Group, what town if for Vital Records, what town if for Internal Passports,
dues and year, etc). It is best to include the form which can be printed
from the website.

Thank you and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all of you,

Eden Joachim
Treasurer
1204 Hillside Terrace
Pomona, NY 10970
esjoachim@...
Fax 845-623-1708


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Latvia Holocaust database #lithuania

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

You will find this site very interesting. Read the details of
what the project is all about when you visit the site.

URL: < http://names.lu.lv/ >

Click on surnames and choose the surname you are researching.
Then choose the town or village where the family lived before WWII.
When the names appear you will also see some names that do not
appear to be the name you have entered. If you click on that
name you will see that the maiden name is the name you have entered.
Clicking on the name will bring up details on the person.

The project is ongoing and they are anxious to receive any
information that you have on family >from Latvia that have
perished in the Holocaust or in fact have survived.

Send your information to -
names@...

Arlene Beare


Lithuanian Child Survivors #lithuania

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

I spoke today with Dr. Shalom Eilati (formerly KAPLAN), who is a child
survivor >from the Kovno Ghetto. Shalom wrote his memoir, Crossing the River,
(Carmel and Yad Vashem, November 1999) and in May 2007, the English
translation of the book was approved for publication by The Alabama
University Press, slated for release in mid-2008.

Shalom is hoping to find other child survivors of his own age, born circa
1933. He is making an attempt to document Lithuanian child survivors,
especially, but not only >from Kovno, in order to add this information to the
Yad Vashem archives. He asked me to help circulate this information on this
list, as he is not very computer literate. I am happy to pass on any
responses generated by this message.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond to Varda privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuanian Child Survivors #lithuania

Dov & Varda Epstein <yknow@...>
 

I spoke today with Dr. Shalom Eilati (formerly KAPLAN), who is a child
survivor >from the Kovno Ghetto. Shalom wrote his memoir, Crossing the River,
(Carmel and Yad Vashem, November 1999) and in May 2007, the English
translation of the book was approved for publication by The Alabama
University Press, slated for release in mid-2008.

Shalom is hoping to find other child survivors of his own age, born circa
1933. He is making an attempt to document Lithuanian child survivors,
especially, but not only >from Kovno, in order to add this information to the
Yad Vashem archives. He asked me to help circulate this information on this
list, as he is not very computer literate. I am happy to pass on any
responses generated by this message.

Varda Epstein
Efrat, Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond to Varda privately.


INTRO- Seek WULFF & GARFUNKEL Cologne 1939> Kindertransport > NYC 1947 #germany

muriel gillick <mgillick@...>
 

I am completing a memoir about my parents' experiences as refugees
between 1939, when they left Cologne on a Kindertransport for
Brussels, and 1947, when they arrived in New York. I am interested in
any information readers may have about growing up in Stettin (where my
mother, Ilse WULFF, was born in 1925), Osterode (where my father, Hans
GARFUNKEL, lived between 1924 and 1935) or in Berlin (where my father
attended the Luise Zickels Privat Hochschule) >from 1935-1939.

Muriel R. Gillick, MD Cambridge, Mass. www.drmurielgillick.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO- Seek WULFF & GARFUNKEL Cologne 1939> Kindertransport > NYC 1947 #germany

muriel gillick <mgillick@...>
 

I am completing a memoir about my parents' experiences as refugees
between 1939, when they left Cologne on a Kindertransport for
Brussels, and 1947, when they arrived in New York. I am interested in
any information readers may have about growing up in Stettin (where my
mother, Ilse WULFF, was born in 1925), Osterode (where my father, Hans
GARFUNKEL, lived between 1924 and 1935) or in Berlin (where my father
attended the Luise Zickels Privat Hochschule) >from 1935-1939.

Muriel R. Gillick, MD Cambridge, Mass. www.drmurielgillick.com