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Is anyone familiar with BLITZ website? #general

Daniel Feldman <df8@...>
 

There is an internet site offering Russian Archival searches. The site is
the BLITZ Information Center. The site claims they will have a researcher
spend 5 hours in a St Petersburg archive for a preliminary fee of $80 and
then advise you of any references or genealogical records available, with a
possibility/ likelihood of further fees for additional work performed ,
should the researcher actually find something. Has anyone utilized this
service, is the site reputable ?

Daniel Feldman, Buffalo, N.Y.

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Pittsburgh and Titusville, Pennsylvania #general

Shelly Crane
 

Thank you very much to the kind genner who took gravestone pictures at
Ahavath Achim Cemetery in Forest Hills, Pittsburgh! You have been a great help.

I now have another one to add elsewhere in the Pittsburgh area and that is
Ahvatch Achim cemetery in Kennedy Township.

Additionally, I have a few relatives buried at the Tree Of Life Cemetery in
Crawford county, near Titusville, PA and hope to find someone willing to take
some grave photos.

Thank you
Shelly Levin
crzprncess@aol.com
USA


Brooklyn Naturalization #general

Barry Silver
 

If anyone is going to the King's County Clerk's Office at:
Supreme Court Building
360 Adams Street
Room 189, Record Room, Basement,
I would appreciate if they could make a copy of a record for me.
Barry Silver in Los Angeles

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is anyone familiar with BLITZ website? #general

Daniel Feldman <df8@...>
 

There is an internet site offering Russian Archival searches. The site is
the BLITZ Information Center. The site claims they will have a researcher
spend 5 hours in a St Petersburg archive for a preliminary fee of $80 and
then advise you of any references or genealogical records available, with a
possibility/ likelihood of further fees for additional work performed ,
should the researcher actually find something. Has anyone utilized this
service, is the site reputable ?

Daniel Feldman, Buffalo, N.Y.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pittsburgh and Titusville, Pennsylvania #general

Shelly Crane
 

Thank you very much to the kind genner who took gravestone pictures at
Ahavath Achim Cemetery in Forest Hills, Pittsburgh! You have been a great help.

I now have another one to add elsewhere in the Pittsburgh area and that is
Ahvatch Achim cemetery in Kennedy Township.

Additionally, I have a few relatives buried at the Tree Of Life Cemetery in
Crawford county, near Titusville, PA and hope to find someone willing to take
some grave photos.

Thank you
Shelly Levin
crzprncess@aol.com
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brooklyn Naturalization #general

Barry Silver
 

If anyone is going to the King's County Clerk's Office at:
Supreme Court Building
360 Adams Street
Room 189, Record Room, Basement,
I would appreciate if they could make a copy of a record for me.
Barry Silver in Los Angeles

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply to Barry privately.


JGS Sacramento August 11 meeting - The Science of Names #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento Meeting

Topic: The Science of Names and the Outline of
Sephardic Names of Western Europe

Speaker: Dr. Donald R. MacRae

When: Monday, August 11, 7 p.m.

Please join us for Dr. MacRae's presentation Monday
evening and before and after the meeting, take
advantage of our growing library.

For more information about the JGSS, visit
http://www.jgss.org, or e-mail the JGSS
at jgs_sacramento@yahoo.com or leave a message at
916-486-0906 ext. 361.

Bob Wascou


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Sacramento August 11 meeting - The Science of Names #general

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento Meeting

Topic: The Science of Names and the Outline of
Sephardic Names of Western Europe

Speaker: Dr. Donald R. MacRae

When: Monday, August 11, 7 p.m.

Please join us for Dr. MacRae's presentation Monday
evening and before and after the meeting, take
advantage of our growing library.

For more information about the JGSS, visit
http://www.jgss.org, or e-mail the JGSS
at jgs_sacramento@yahoo.com or leave a message at
916-486-0906 ext. 361.

Bob Wascou


Botskin and Khan, London #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan
 

Looking for any references to Khan and Botskin in London, pre-WW2.
Seems to have been a grocery business. Both proprietors were married
to sisters with the surname Minster.

All help appreciated.

Harvey L Kaplan

Glasgow


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Botskin and Khan, London #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan
 

Looking for any references to Khan and Botskin in London, pre-WW2.
Seems to have been a grocery business. Both proprietors were married
to sisters with the surname Minster.

All help appreciated.

Harvey L Kaplan

Glasgow


Volf and Benyamin #lithuania

nathalieried@...
 

Hello,
I have a question for my fellow researchers :
Apparently, my g-grandfather (Yoakhim) Benyamin VITKIND had a brother named
Volf (and both lived to adulthood) and since Volf is the kinnui of Benyamin
and both names are consequently very closely linked, I was wondering if it
was a frequent occurence to name 2 sons after the same combination of names
(Volf and Benyamin, Yehuda and Leyb etc ...)

If you say that it was never done, I may have to look into the matter more
closely ...

Thanks for your kind help, your combined experience always brings such a
wealth of tips and ideas!

Best regards,
Nathalie RIED (France)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Volf and Benyamin #lithuania

nathalieried@...
 

Hello,
I have a question for my fellow researchers :
Apparently, my g-grandfather (Yoakhim) Benyamin VITKIND had a brother named
Volf (and both lived to adulthood) and since Volf is the kinnui of Benyamin
and both names are consequently very closely linked, I was wondering if it
was a frequent occurence to name 2 sons after the same combination of names
(Volf and Benyamin, Yehuda and Leyb etc ...)

If you say that it was never done, I may have to look into the matter more
closely ...

Thanks for your kind help, your combined experience always brings such a
wealth of tips and ideas!

Best regards,
Nathalie RIED (France)


Ballots for SIG Election Sent Out #lithuania

SoniaHoff1@...
 

The ballots for the LitvakSIG 2008 election have been sent via email to
current Members (those who paid dues for 2008). If you did not receive
your ballot, please first check your spam folder and make sure your
mailbox is not full. If you are a 2008 member, and you did not receive
a ballot, please contact the Election Committee co-chair at
soniahoff1@aol.com.

If you are not a current member and would like to participate, you may
pay your dues at www.litvaksig.org until August 12th, and you will
receive a ballot. Email voting will continue until 9 a.m. EDT on August
17. You can also join the SIG and vote at the annual LitvakSIG membership
meeting during the IAJGS conference in Chicago on August 18 at 3:30 p.m.
if you have not voted by email.

The proposed revised Bylaws and the Statements submitted by the candidates
for the Board of Directors can be reviewed at www.litvaksig.org. There is
a link on the homepage.

If you are a member, you can also review the election information at the
member's only website, www.litvaksig.com. This information includes the
proposed Bylaws, the Nominating Committee report, the Candidates'
Statements, the election procedures, the current Bylaws, and other
postings by members. This website requires that you register your name
and a password that you supply.

Election Committee


Dues Payment Clarification #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The LitvakSIG membership is based on the calendar year and runs >from January
1 to December 31.

If you pay your dues in the last few months of the year and do not denote
they are to be applied to the following calendar year's dues, they may not
be.

If you paid dues in the last few months of 2007, the payment was likely
applied to your 2007 dues. If you meant this payment to be applied toward
2008 dues, please contact me directly.

Eden Joachim
Treasurer
esjoachim@optonline.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ballots for SIG Election Sent Out #lithuania

SoniaHoff1@...
 

The ballots for the LitvakSIG 2008 election have been sent via email to
current Members (those who paid dues for 2008). If you did not receive
your ballot, please first check your spam folder and make sure your
mailbox is not full. If you are a 2008 member, and you did not receive
a ballot, please contact the Election Committee co-chair at
soniahoff1@aol.com.

If you are not a current member and would like to participate, you may
pay your dues at www.litvaksig.org until August 12th, and you will
receive a ballot. Email voting will continue until 9 a.m. EDT on August
17. You can also join the SIG and vote at the annual LitvakSIG membership
meeting during the IAJGS conference in Chicago on August 18 at 3:30 p.m.
if you have not voted by email.

The proposed revised Bylaws and the Statements submitted by the candidates
for the Board of Directors can be reviewed at www.litvaksig.org. There is
a link on the homepage.

If you are a member, you can also review the election information at the
member's only website, www.litvaksig.com. This information includes the
proposed Bylaws, the Nominating Committee report, the Candidates'
Statements, the election procedures, the current Bylaws, and other
postings by members. This website requires that you register your name
and a password that you supply.

Election Committee


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Dues Payment Clarification #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The LitvakSIG membership is based on the calendar year and runs >from January
1 to December 31.

If you pay your dues in the last few months of the year and do not denote
they are to be applied to the following calendar year's dues, they may not
be.

If you paid dues in the last few months of 2007, the payment was likely
applied to your 2007 dues. If you meant this payment to be applied toward
2008 dues, please contact me directly.

Eden Joachim
Treasurer
esjoachim@optonline.net


Re: brothers Volf and Benyamin (VITKIND) #general

tom
 

I think the question has been discussed before, and you should search the
JewishGen archives.

Obviously, "the naming rules" only matter if our ancestors followed them,
otherwise they need to be changed to reflect reality, and not the other way
around.

It's just interesting to note that your ggf was called "Yoakhim Benyamin" (if I
understood correctly), so it would seem that there are at least two significant
differences >from his brother "Volf". It's possible that the brothers were named
after two separate ancestors named "Zeev Vulf" or similar (a common name in some
families, and even more so after Theodore Herzl), and this was the parents'
attempt to name them something different. The proof would be to find the two
relatives that passed away shortly before, both named some variation of
Binyamin/Zeev/Vulf.

tom klein, toronto

nathalieried@free.fr wrote:
Apparently, my g-grandfather (Yoakhim) Benyamin VITKIND had a brother named Volf
(and both lived to adulthood) and since Volf is the kinnui of Benyamin and both
names are consequently very closely linked, I was wondering if it was a frequent
occurence to name 2 sons after the same combination of names (Volf and Benyamin,
Yehuda and Leyb etc ...)
MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Discussion Group archives can be searched via
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: brothers Volf and Benyamin (VITKIND) #general

tom
 

I think the question has been discussed before, and you should search the
JewishGen archives.

Obviously, "the naming rules" only matter if our ancestors followed them,
otherwise they need to be changed to reflect reality, and not the other way
around.

It's just interesting to note that your ggf was called "Yoakhim Benyamin" (if I
understood correctly), so it would seem that there are at least two significant
differences >from his brother "Volf". It's possible that the brothers were named
after two separate ancestors named "Zeev Vulf" or similar (a common name in some
families, and even more so after Theodore Herzl), and this was the parents'
attempt to name them something different. The proof would be to find the two
relatives that passed away shortly before, both named some variation of
Binyamin/Zeev/Vulf.

tom klein, toronto

nathalieried@free.fr wrote:
Apparently, my g-grandfather (Yoakhim) Benyamin VITKIND had a brother named Volf
(and both lived to adulthood) and since Volf is the kinnui of Benyamin and both
names are consequently very closely linked, I was wondering if it was a frequent
occurence to name 2 sons after the same combination of names (Volf and Benyamin,
Yehuda and Leyb etc ...)
MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Discussion Group archives can be searched via
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop


Interview with NY Cemetery Manager and museum search engine #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

I have just placed online a very interesting interview I recently did with
the manager of Mt. Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, New York. It was interesting
for me to do and I did learn a lot. Perhaps you will want to read it. I
don't recall anybody ever doing an in-depth interview with the manager of a
Jewish cemetery, so perhaps this is a first. The link is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/qna-cem-mgr.htm .

Most of you are unaware that my site has a rudimentary search engine. You
can use it to search for words or names that may appear on my many lists,
e.g. unique surnames, immigration, Postcard >from Home surnames and towns,
etc. I strongly suggest that you read the "search tips" first before
proceeding. Hopefully one day I will have a more precies search engine.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/search-tips.htm
This will make it easier to search my site when you are looking for the
surnames of your family who once lived in Poland and elsewhere.

Also this is the last call for information on active landsmanshaftn, as
I am trying to compile a list for all to see, with contact info, etc.
Please contact me to learn what information I need.

Best,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


JRI Poland #Poland Interview with NY Cemetery Manager and museum search engine #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings,

I have just placed online a very interesting interview I recently did with
the manager of Mt. Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, New York. It was interesting
for me to do and I did learn a lot. Perhaps you will want to read it. I
don't recall anybody ever doing an in-depth interview with the manager of a
Jewish cemetery, so perhaps this is a first. The link is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/qna-cem-mgr.htm .

Most of you are unaware that my site has a rudimentary search engine. You
can use it to search for words or names that may appear on my many lists,
e.g. unique surnames, immigration, Postcard >from Home surnames and towns,
etc. I strongly suggest that you read the "search tips" first before
proceeding. Hopefully one day I will have a more precies search engine.
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/search-tips.htm
This will make it easier to search my site when you are looking for the
surnames of your family who once lived in Poland and elsewhere.

Also this is the last call for information on active landsmanshaftn, as
I am trying to compile a list for all to see, with contact info, etc.
Please contact me to learn what information I need.

Best,
Steven Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com