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Re: Success with Yad Vashem and Bezeq #general

Dick Plotz
 

Jeremiah Wilton wrote:

"...the key to success was using the Israeli telephone
directory at www.144.bezek.com. In fact, the surname I was searching
is so unusual that if I had thought of it, I could have found them
before I located the POTs just by searching each of the six area codes
in Israel. You need to be able to enter Hebrew to use the site."

Stan Goodman added:

"For what it's worth, you would not have had to search separately in
each of the area codes. The selection list of area codes includes also
"00", which represents the entire country -- *all* the areas in one fell
swoop."

It's also not necessary to have a Hebrew keyboard. You do need to
have Hebrew enabled on your computer, but Bezeq provides a virtual
Hebrew keyboard for entering the name, etc., to search. You click on
the area corresponding to the letter you want, and that letter is
entered in the selected field. A little clunky, but it works.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Success with Yad Vashem and Bezeq #general

Dick Plotz
 

Jeremiah Wilton wrote:

"...the key to success was using the Israeli telephone
directory at www.144.bezek.com. In fact, the surname I was searching
is so unusual that if I had thought of it, I could have found them
before I located the POTs just by searching each of the six area codes
in Israel. You need to be able to enter Hebrew to use the site."

Stan Goodman added:

"For what it's worth, you would not have had to search separately in
each of the area codes. The selection list of area codes includes also
"00", which represents the entire country -- *all* the areas in one fell
swoop."

It's also not necessary to have a Hebrew keyboard. You do need to
have Hebrew enabled on your computer, but Bezeq provides a virtual
Hebrew keyboard for entering the name, etc., to search. You click on
the area corresponding to the letter you want, and that letter is
entered in the selected field. A little clunky, but it works.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

R. Dr. Daniel SPERBER [was: STERN and PANET Families] #rabbinic

Menachem Butler <menachembutler@...>
 

On 2005.08.03, L. Reich <lreich@...> wrote:

The other rabbi mentioned, Moshe STERN (1852-1923, son of Binyomin)
was a father-in-law of Rabbi Dovid (ben Kalonymus) SPERBER (1875 -
1903). The latter a prolific author of halachic works was Rabbi of
Brasow (spelling ?) in Romania.
Rabbi Dovid has a grandson, Professor Daniel SPERBER, in the Hebrew
University in J'm, I think. [...] I would suggest Ms. Taylor to
contact him.
Today, when looking through Rabbi Dr. Daniel SPERBER's Minhagei
Yisrael (vol. 1 -- topic about the three weeks), I noticed that he
cites >from his grandfather's writings! Thanks for providing some
details into his ancestry!

The best way to reach Professor SPERBER is via fax (972.3.535.1233)
or by sending a letter to him:

Professor Daniel Sperber
c/o Department of Talmud
Faculty of Jewish Studies
Bar Ilan University
52900 Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL

Best of luck,
Menachem Butler

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Dr. Daniel SPERBER [was: STERN and PANET Families] #rabbinic

Menachem Butler <menachembutler@...>
 

On 2005.08.03, L. Reich <lreich@...> wrote:

The other rabbi mentioned, Moshe STERN (1852-1923, son of Binyomin)
was a father-in-law of Rabbi Dovid (ben Kalonymus) SPERBER (1875 -
1903). The latter a prolific author of halachic works was Rabbi of
Brasow (spelling ?) in Romania.
Rabbi Dovid has a grandson, Professor Daniel SPERBER, in the Hebrew
University in J'm, I think. [...] I would suggest Ms. Taylor to
contact him.
Today, when looking through Rabbi Dr. Daniel SPERBER's Minhagei
Yisrael (vol. 1 -- topic about the three weeks), I noticed that he
cites >from his grandfather's writings! Thanks for providing some
details into his ancestry!

The best way to reach Professor SPERBER is via fax (972.3.535.1233)
or by sending a letter to him:

Professor Daniel Sperber
c/o Department of Talmud
Faculty of Jewish Studies
Bar Ilan University
52900 Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL

Best of luck,
Menachem Butler

Aug. 2005 Jgenners in Bratislava,Vienna etc #austria-czech

Rakoff125
 

Hi fellow siggers,
Gabi Svatos and I will be in Bratislava August 21-26, Prague? dates
uncertain, and I will be in Vienna Monday Aug 29 until Sept 2 departure. I start
out this Saturday for Amsterdam then to Budapest Aug. 8 to 14 , where I will
eventually meet up with H-Sigger Vivian Kahn , we go to Miskolc Aug. 15 , on
Aug. 16 to 20 I'm off to Kosice and then to meet Gabi in Bratislava on Aug 21.

If you would like to meet with us, please contact me off list. We would
enjoy meeting fellow Jewish genners along the way. I'll be checking,[ or should
I say czeching?] my email at cyber cafes along the way. In our preparations
it appears that Gabi and I may have a family connection via an 1860s marriage,
you can be sure we are looking into that on our trip!

Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz LIFSITZ-Galati;
GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste,
Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM-- Horodenka, Galicia
RAKOFF-Keilce,Russia, RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka, Kasperowicz,
Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Aug. 2005 Jgenners in Bratislava,Vienna etc #austria-czech

Rakoff125
 

Hi fellow siggers,
Gabi Svatos and I will be in Bratislava August 21-26, Prague? dates
uncertain, and I will be in Vienna Monday Aug 29 until Sept 2 departure. I start
out this Saturday for Amsterdam then to Budapest Aug. 8 to 14 , where I will
eventually meet up with H-Sigger Vivian Kahn , we go to Miskolc Aug. 15 , on
Aug. 16 to 20 I'm off to Kosice and then to meet Gabi in Bratislava on Aug 21.

If you would like to meet with us, please contact me off list. We would
enjoy meeting fellow Jewish genners along the way. I'll be checking,[ or should
I say czeching?] my email at cyber cafes along the way. In our preparations
it appears that Gabi and I may have a family connection via an 1860s marriage,
you can be sure we are looking into that on our trip!

Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz LIFSITZ-Galati;
GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov; LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste,
Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM-- Horodenka, Galicia
RAKOFF-Keilce,Russia, RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka, Kasperowicz,
Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka

ViewMate 6610-My grandmother #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

I have posted a photo of my grandmother, Frieda WEIDENFELD, on Viewmate,
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html, VM6610. I know it was taken
in Europe, but do not know the year. Would someone please take a look at
it, and tell me if they can discern anything about her, the decade the photo
was taken, by the clothes she is wearing, etc.?

Thanks very much,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct URL is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6610

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate 6610-My grandmother #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

I have posted a photo of my grandmother, Frieda WEIDENFELD, on Viewmate,
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html, VM6610. I know it was taken
in Europe, but do not know the year. Would someone please take a look at
it, and tell me if they can discern anything about her, the decade the photo
was taken, by the clothes she is wearing, etc.?

Thanks very much,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV

MODERATOR NOTE: Direct URL is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6610

lithuanian website #general

JGyori@...
 

Dear Genners,
While googling, I came across this website with Lithuanian databases. No
real idea if it has true value, and it does seem to charge for information, but
might be worth checking out.
At least it lists names as an aid to research.

http://www.balticgen.com/

Standard discalimer...I have no commercial interest in this site.

Judi Gyori Missel
Mesa, Arizona

Searching: WEBERMAN, KLEIN, SCHWARCZ, DEUTS/DEUTCH, BRAUN, SCHONSTEIN,
ROZENBAUM, ZIMERMAN all >from the small towns around Eger - Maklar, Kerescsend,
Mezokeresztes, Dormand, Abuajszanto, Szina.
SPITZER, SCHWED, GRUNBERGER, GYARFAS >from Satorajauljhely and Budapest
HIRSCHFELD, GYORI, SINGER >from Gyor, Bratislavia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen lithuanian website #general

JGyori@...
 

Dear Genners,
While googling, I came across this website with Lithuanian databases. No
real idea if it has true value, and it does seem to charge for information, but
might be worth checking out.
At least it lists names as an aid to research.

http://www.balticgen.com/

Standard discalimer...I have no commercial interest in this site.

Judi Gyori Missel
Mesa, Arizona

Searching: WEBERMAN, KLEIN, SCHWARCZ, DEUTS/DEUTCH, BRAUN, SCHONSTEIN,
ROZENBAUM, ZIMERMAN all >from the small towns around Eger - Maklar, Kerescsend,
Mezokeresztes, Dormand, Abuajszanto, Szina.
SPITZER, SCHWED, GRUNBERGER, GYARFAS >from Satorajauljhely and Budapest
HIRSCHFELD, GYORI, SINGER >from Gyor, Bratislavia

1925 New York State Census for Manhattan #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Steve Morse has just added an AD/ED finder for the 1925 New York state census for
Manhattan to his website.
The web page is at http://www.stevemorse.org/nyc/nyc.php.

This AD/ED finder is part of an ongoing project to develop AD/ED finders for each
of the five boroughs in the New York state censuses for 1905, 1915, and 1925,
none of which are indexed. These other AD/ED finders were completed previously:
1915: Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens; 1925: Bronx and Brooklyn.

If you have learned >from city directories, vital records, federal censuses, or
any other sources where your ancestor lived and have determined the cross-streets,
the AD/ED finder will supply you with the AD(s) and ED(s) of the street and
cross-streets that you select. Clicking on the AD/ED displayed will show you the
boundaries of that AD and ED and the LDS microfilm number and reel number, which
you can then obtain >from LDS through its Family History Centers. The microfilm is
also available at the Genealogy Division of New York Public Library.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1925 New York State Census for Manhattan #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Steve Morse has just added an AD/ED finder for the 1925 New York state census for
Manhattan to his website.
The web page is at http://www.stevemorse.org/nyc/nyc.php.

This AD/ED finder is part of an ongoing project to develop AD/ED finders for each
of the five boroughs in the New York state censuses for 1905, 1915, and 1925,
none of which are indexed. These other AD/ED finders were completed previously:
1915: Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens; 1925: Bronx and Brooklyn.

If you have learned >from city directories, vital records, federal censuses, or
any other sources where your ancestor lived and have determined the cross-streets,
the AD/ED finder will supply you with the AD(s) and ED(s) of the street and
cross-streets that you select. Clicking on the AD/ED displayed will show you the
boundaries of that AD and ED and the LDS microfilm number and reel number, which
you can then obtain >from LDS through its Family History Centers. The microfilm is
also available at the Genealogy Division of New York Public Library.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY

Symbolic tombstones #general

haimsny@...
 

Does anyone have a commonly used text for use on symbolic tombstones -
that is those where no one is actually buried but serve as a memorial
for someone who is buried elsewhere or burial place unknown.
Thanks,
Esther Snyder
Petah Tikva
Israel
email esther.snyder@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Symbolic tombstones #general

haimsny@...
 

Does anyone have a commonly used text for use on symbolic tombstones -
that is those where no one is actually buried but serve as a memorial
for someone who is buried elsewhere or burial place unknown.
Thanks,
Esther Snyder
Petah Tikva
Israel
email esther.snyder@...

Hungarian Emigration records from the 1920s? #general

SAH <sah@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to locate details of my grandmother's departure >from Hungary,
prior to her settling in Australia. I have searched the Australian National
archives but the Australian authorities during the 1920s and 1930s did not
generally keep immigration records for individuals nor details of
individual's passports or applications to settle. As my grandmother
subsequently married an Australian citizen she was automatically
naturalised, and as consequence there are no official records so that avenue
is not open to me.

Would Hungarian authorities have required papers or some form of application
from those citizens wishing to emigrate in the 1920s -1930s? If they did,
what kinds of papers would have been required and were such documents or
copies of them retained by authorities? If so, where would such documents be
stored today?

Any information or advice would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

Liza Tonkin, Canberra Australia.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hungarian Emigration records from the 1920s? #general

SAH <sah@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to locate details of my grandmother's departure >from Hungary,
prior to her settling in Australia. I have searched the Australian National
archives but the Australian authorities during the 1920s and 1930s did not
generally keep immigration records for individuals nor details of
individual's passports or applications to settle. As my grandmother
subsequently married an Australian citizen she was automatically
naturalised, and as consequence there are no official records so that avenue
is not open to me.

Would Hungarian authorities have required papers or some form of application
from those citizens wishing to emigrate in the 1920s -1930s? If they did,
what kinds of papers would have been required and were such documents or
copies of them retained by authorities? If so, where would such documents be
stored today?

Any information or advice would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

Liza Tonkin, Canberra Australia.

Locating Austro-Hungarian military records #general

SAH <sah@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have approached both the War Archives in Vienna and the War History
Archives in Budapest in an attempt to locate service records for my
Hungarian great great grandfather who served >from 1880s-1920s in the
Austro-Hungarian army and was infantry sergeant, and my great uncle who was
Jewish and had enlisted in the Hungarian army during WW1. Unfortunately, the
Budapest Military Archives replied that all Drafting and Recruitment Lists
and Military Registers of soldiers and warrant officers born in Hungary
between 1850-1900 and served in the Austro-Hungarian army were destroyed in
WW2. The Vienna archives, although also helpful, did not seem to have
relevant material. Is anyone aware of other sources or agencies to check for
information relating to Hungarian and/or Jewish military service for the
years prior to WW2?
I have found a good sight http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/ which
provides some general background on the Hungarian military >from 1850 to WW2,
especially badges and uniforms which helped me to identify regiments. But
other than this, I have not learnt much about my relatives military
experiences.

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Thank you

Liza Tonkin, Canberra, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: You might find useful information at the Hungarian SIG:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/
Or maybe at the Austrian Czech SIG: http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating Austro-Hungarian military records #general

SAH <sah@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have approached both the War Archives in Vienna and the War History
Archives in Budapest in an attempt to locate service records for my
Hungarian great great grandfather who served >from 1880s-1920s in the
Austro-Hungarian army and was infantry sergeant, and my great uncle who was
Jewish and had enlisted in the Hungarian army during WW1. Unfortunately, the
Budapest Military Archives replied that all Drafting and Recruitment Lists
and Military Registers of soldiers and warrant officers born in Hungary
between 1850-1900 and served in the Austro-Hungarian army were destroyed in
WW2. The Vienna archives, although also helpful, did not seem to have
relevant material. Is anyone aware of other sources or agencies to check for
information relating to Hungarian and/or Jewish military service for the
years prior to WW2?
I have found a good sight http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/ which
provides some general background on the Hungarian military >from 1850 to WW2,
especially badges and uniforms which helped me to identify regiments. But
other than this, I have not learnt much about my relatives military
experiences.

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Thank you

Liza Tonkin, Canberra, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: You might find useful information at the Hungarian SIG:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/
Or maybe at the Austrian Czech SIG: http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/

NARA Workshop #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

New York City's NARA is offering a free workshop this month.

Topic: Preserving your Family Papers
Date: August 24, 2005
Location: The National Archives in New York, 201 Varick Street, 12th Floor
Time: 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Call (866) 840-1752 or email newyork.archives@...
to register and for more details.

Participants will learn about proper storage of family documents, photographs,
home movies, digital images, and other items to ensure that these treasures will
survive poor environmental conditions. They will view samples of bad practices to
gain a full understanding of what can go wrong and why.

Attendees are welcome to bring one item for conservation advice, which will be
given in an open forum at the end of the lecture. If a document or photograph is
in need of repair, information about how to obtain reliable conservation
assistance will be provided.

This workshop will be presented by Linda Blaser, the National Preservation
Officer for the National Archives Regional Records Office.


Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY
Member, JGS New York

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NARA Workshop #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

New York City's NARA is offering a free workshop this month.

Topic: Preserving your Family Papers
Date: August 24, 2005
Location: The National Archives in New York, 201 Varick Street, 12th Floor
Time: 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Call (866) 840-1752 or email newyork.archives@...
to register and for more details.

Participants will learn about proper storage of family documents, photographs,
home movies, digital images, and other items to ensure that these treasures will
survive poor environmental conditions. They will view samples of bad practices to
gain a full understanding of what can go wrong and why.

Attendees are welcome to bring one item for conservation advice, which will be
given in an open forum at the end of the lecture. If a document or photograph is
in need of repair, information about how to obtain reliable conservation
assistance will be provided.

This workshop will be presented by Linda Blaser, the National Preservation
Officer for the National Archives Regional Records Office.


Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY
Member, JGS New York