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EIDB & 1896 Passenger Ship Manifests #general

Randy Stehle
 

In post #3 in the 21 May Discussion Group, someone >from Israel commented
that he had heard that the 1896 New York passenger lists had burned up
in a fire. This is not true. I have been using a number of the lists
from this year at my local genealogy library. As far as I know, no New
York passenger lists ever were in a fire. The big fire that we always
hear about burned up 99% of the 1890 Federal census. Another nasty fire
burned up a lot of military records in St. Louis in the 1960's (I think
this is the right decade).

Randy Stehle
San Mateo, CA


Who's Who in American Jewry #general

Eliagil Roos <eliagil.roos@...>
 

hello,
someone on [ravsig] mentioned
"Who's Who in American Jewry"

When did it begin ?
where can the volumes be found in Europe ?

thanks
best
Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris, France

researching :

BOLLACK < Riedseltz (Lower Rhine, Alsace, France ~1750)
CAHN /KAHN < Saverne, (Lower Rhine, Alsace <1690) & Westhoffen
(Lower Rhine, Alsace 19th)
rabbi DISPECK < Dispeck, Metz (France), Fuerth (Bavaria)
FRANCK < Niedernai/Obernai (Lower Rhine, Alsace, France ~1680)
GROSS < Osthoffen (Lower Rhine, Alsace, France ~1750)
[edited to six lines allowed - Mod.]


Re: City Directories - Forwarding Addresses #general

Randy Stehle
 

I have seen some city directories >from smaller towns that give the place
where a former resident moved to. I know the Hartford, CT city
directory, for one, did this for a time. The moral is that these
directories have a wealth of information and should always be consulted.

Randy Stehle
San Mateo, CA


EIDB - Special Inquiry Pages - PH D #general

Randy Stehle
 

I have an educated guess as to what the abbreviation "PH D" means for
the reason a passenger was detained. One likely answer may be "Public
Health Disease". I thought of this after I read yesterday's post re: the
abbreviation "LPC" equaling "Likely Public Charge". As I posted several
days ago, the main concerns the Ellis Island officials has about the
immigrants were: lack of funds (the concern being that they could be a
likely candidate for public assistance), contagious diseases,
polygamists, prostitutes, anarchists, criminal records & idiots (their
un-PC term for the retarded, another candidate for public assistance).

Randy Stehle
san Mateo, CA


1880/81 Riga Business Directories #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Latvia SIG has received Business Directories 1880/81 for Riga. This will
be an excellent addition to our ever expanding All Latvia database.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EIDB & 1896 Passenger Ship Manifests #general

Randy Stehle
 

In post #3 in the 21 May Discussion Group, someone >from Israel commented
that he had heard that the 1896 New York passenger lists had burned up
in a fire. This is not true. I have been using a number of the lists
from this year at my local genealogy library. As far as I know, no New
York passenger lists ever were in a fire. The big fire that we always
hear about burned up 99% of the 1890 Federal census. Another nasty fire
burned up a lot of military records in St. Louis in the 1960's (I think
this is the right decade).

Randy Stehle
San Mateo, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Who's Who in American Jewry #general

Eliagil Roos <eliagil.roos@...>
 

hello,
someone on [ravsig] mentioned
"Who's Who in American Jewry"

When did it begin ?
where can the volumes be found in Europe ?

thanks
best
Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris, France

researching :

BOLLACK < Riedseltz (Lower Rhine, Alsace, France ~1750)
CAHN /KAHN < Saverne, (Lower Rhine, Alsace <1690) & Westhoffen
(Lower Rhine, Alsace 19th)
rabbi DISPECK < Dispeck, Metz (France), Fuerth (Bavaria)
FRANCK < Niedernai/Obernai (Lower Rhine, Alsace, France ~1680)
GROSS < Osthoffen (Lower Rhine, Alsace, France ~1750)
[edited to six lines allowed - Mod.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: City Directories - Forwarding Addresses #general

Randy Stehle
 

I have seen some city directories >from smaller towns that give the place
where a former resident moved to. I know the Hartford, CT city
directory, for one, did this for a time. The moral is that these
directories have a wealth of information and should always be consulted.

Randy Stehle
San Mateo, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EIDB - Special Inquiry Pages - PH D #general

Randy Stehle
 

I have an educated guess as to what the abbreviation "PH D" means for
the reason a passenger was detained. One likely answer may be "Public
Health Disease". I thought of this after I read yesterday's post re: the
abbreviation "LPC" equaling "Likely Public Charge". As I posted several
days ago, the main concerns the Ellis Island officials has about the
immigrants were: lack of funds (the concern being that they could be a
likely candidate for public assistance), contagious diseases,
polygamists, prostitutes, anarchists, criminal records & idiots (their
un-PC term for the retarded, another candidate for public assistance).

Randy Stehle
san Mateo, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1880/81 Riga Business Directories #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Latvia SIG has received Business Directories 1880/81 for Riga. This will
be an excellent addition to our ever expanding All Latvia database.
Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@...


Re: "Special Inquiry" ship manifest #general

HMW <h_m_w@...>
 

I have found a "trick". If you have a good graphics program such as ****.
You first right click on the original manifest and "save picture as" to
your hard drive. Next, you open your graphic program and at this point you
can cut in half or work with the whole sheet. Working with the whole sheet
is easier but of course the words are much smaller. Go to the "print
preview" and use the "fit to page" and keep the "original aspect". You can
also use this technique in the program to fax. Like I said, cutting in
half gives larger text and only means you line up the 2 pages and use
scotch tape. This also works great with large maps and even the ship
picture and description. Hope I helped someone.

Murray Weinstein
h_m_w@...

Also, can someone give me a suggestion for printing the manifest pages? I
get the left half of the page only. Thanks for the help!

Sylvia Grossman Tulkoff
Baltimore, MD
mailto:mtulkoff@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Commercial product name deleted.


I.B.Singer's daughter??? #general

s pencer <s_pencer9@...>
 

Dear Group:
I was very surprised to read the posting below that Isaac Bashevis Singer
had a daughter who was a writer. I do know that his sister Hindele Esther
was a writer. To my knowledge, the only offspring of this wonderful
writer is his son, Israel Zamir, who wrote "Journey To My Father" Isaac
Bashevis Singer.

Shirley Pencer
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Searching: MEDVEDOW/V-SKY:Kiev,Boyarka-Kiev-London,Eng.-Montreal,Can.
SACHNOVICH,PLIX,DALIS-OFF:Kiev,Boyarka-Kiev-London,Ste.Agathe-Montreal
PENCER/PANTZER_Jelna,Rayshi/Pshemishl,Galicia,Osarow,London-Montreal
GREEN/GRIN...-Posen/Poznan-London, Wales, Montreal, Qc.Can.

Let's not forget his daughter Esther KREITMAN, who wrote a beautiful
novel, translated into English as " Deborah. "
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


How to print the EIDB images - by a real novice! #general

JGLois@...
 

I have been reluctant to write on the subject of printing the EIDB
manifests because I am such a novice at this technology and I know there
are experts out there. However, I am seeing the question asked over and
over and the answer usually is that it cannot be done. But, I have done it
easily.

I use a PC with Windows98.

Of course, it all depends on whether you can bring up the enlarged image
of the manifest page. When you do so, you can then save it to a file or
on a floppy, by right clicking any portion of the image and selecting
"Save Picture As" being sure to retain the .GIF file extension. This
saves the entire image not just what appears on the screen. That done you
can do one of two things with the file.


1. Open it in a photo editor. I happen to have **** which came with
my scanner, but there are lots of photo editors available for free on the
internet; maybe even built in to Windows. When I open the image in ****
it appears exactly as it does in the EIDB. That is to say, you only see a
small portion on the screen and you have to scroll around to read it all.
I checked the "Photo Size" and found that the image is about 26" x 36"
which I assume is the about size of the original page plus the black
background "border."

At this point you can resize the image to fit on any pager you have. I
used American 8-1/2" x 11" in the Landscape mode. Nice copy at that size
but a little difficult for my eyes without a magnifying glass <G>.
However, a cousin to whom I e-mailed the manifest image file, sent me a
copy she printed (the same method) on her new super duper laser printer
and it was very easy to read.

2. The better choice, to my mind, is to take the file(s) on a floppy, just
as you saved it off the internet, to a good copier outlet which has the
equipment to print in large format. In the US (suburban Phila.) the ****
outlet quoted me a price of .75 cents per square foot. At the actual
scanned size, without any trimming or resizing I guess that would involve
4 sq. feet.

I haven't had this done yet but the prints should be beautiful considering
that the scans (that I have seen) are great. My problem is that I cannot
bring up the images of most of the manifests I found in the database and
won't know until I do, if these are the passengers I hope they are.

Hope this works for you. Please don't ask me questions about using
the photo editor. You have just had the full benefit of my very limited
knowledge of this technology <G>. In other words, if I can do it anyone
can do it.

Lois Sernoff [Philadelphia, PA]
<JGLois@...>

MEZHIRITZKY [MERITZ, MARRITZ, MARRITS] >from Korsun in Kiev Gub. to Phila.
SOSNOVSKY [SOSNOFSKY, SOSNOV - all spelling variations] >from Gorodishche
in Cherkassy uyezd, Kiev Gub.-> Ekaterinoslav -> Philadelphia, PA or
anywhere. FRIEDMAN >from Beltsy/Balti ["Bels" Bessarabia] Moldova to
anywhere KUSHNER [all spelling variations} >from Tomashpol and Yampol in
Podolia Gub. to anywhere

MODERATOR NOTE: Commercial names deleted.


Re: Israeli first names #general

Nachum <nachum@...>
 

I would like to add to the messages already sent, that although some of the
names could be male or female,
Adi and Shir are more likely to be female names. One notable exception to
Adi is Adi Gordon, former basket-
ball player for Hapoel Jerusalem and the national team. (I've been a
Maccabi Tel Aviv fan for 24 years myself) Avi is usually a nickname for
Avraham, which is most definitely a male name. Gabi would be short for
Gabriella (female), or Gabriel/Gavriel (male). I would think that amongst
Hebrew speakers it would usually
be the latter (male).

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Special Inquiry" ship manifest #general

HMW <h_m_w@...>
 

I have found a "trick". If you have a good graphics program such as ****.
You first right click on the original manifest and "save picture as" to
your hard drive. Next, you open your graphic program and at this point you
can cut in half or work with the whole sheet. Working with the whole sheet
is easier but of course the words are much smaller. Go to the "print
preview" and use the "fit to page" and keep the "original aspect". You can
also use this technique in the program to fax. Like I said, cutting in
half gives larger text and only means you line up the 2 pages and use
scotch tape. This also works great with large maps and even the ship
picture and description. Hope I helped someone.

Murray Weinstein
h_m_w@...

Also, can someone give me a suggestion for printing the manifest pages? I
get the left half of the page only. Thanks for the help!

Sylvia Grossman Tulkoff
Baltimore, MD
mailto:mtulkoff@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Commercial product name deleted.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I.B.Singer's daughter??? #general

s pencer <s_pencer9@...>
 

Dear Group:
I was very surprised to read the posting below that Isaac Bashevis Singer
had a daughter who was a writer. I do know that his sister Hindele Esther
was a writer. To my knowledge, the only offspring of this wonderful
writer is his son, Israel Zamir, who wrote "Journey To My Father" Isaac
Bashevis Singer.

Shirley Pencer
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Searching: MEDVEDOW/V-SKY:Kiev,Boyarka-Kiev-London,Eng.-Montreal,Can.
SACHNOVICH,PLIX,DALIS-OFF:Kiev,Boyarka-Kiev-London,Ste.Agathe-Montreal
PENCER/PANTZER_Jelna,Rayshi/Pshemishl,Galicia,Osarow,London-Montreal
GREEN/GRIN...-Posen/Poznan-London, Wales, Montreal, Qc.Can.

Let's not forget his daughter Esther KREITMAN, who wrote a beautiful
novel, translated into English as " Deborah. "
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to print the EIDB images - by a real novice! #general

JGLois@...
 

I have been reluctant to write on the subject of printing the EIDB
manifests because I am such a novice at this technology and I know there
are experts out there. However, I am seeing the question asked over and
over and the answer usually is that it cannot be done. But, I have done it
easily.

I use a PC with Windows98.

Of course, it all depends on whether you can bring up the enlarged image
of the manifest page. When you do so, you can then save it to a file or
on a floppy, by right clicking any portion of the image and selecting
"Save Picture As" being sure to retain the .GIF file extension. This
saves the entire image not just what appears on the screen. That done you
can do one of two things with the file.


1. Open it in a photo editor. I happen to have **** which came with
my scanner, but there are lots of photo editors available for free on the
internet; maybe even built in to Windows. When I open the image in ****
it appears exactly as it does in the EIDB. That is to say, you only see a
small portion on the screen and you have to scroll around to read it all.
I checked the "Photo Size" and found that the image is about 26" x 36"
which I assume is the about size of the original page plus the black
background "border."

At this point you can resize the image to fit on any pager you have. I
used American 8-1/2" x 11" in the Landscape mode. Nice copy at that size
but a little difficult for my eyes without a magnifying glass <G>.
However, a cousin to whom I e-mailed the manifest image file, sent me a
copy she printed (the same method) on her new super duper laser printer
and it was very easy to read.

2. The better choice, to my mind, is to take the file(s) on a floppy, just
as you saved it off the internet, to a good copier outlet which has the
equipment to print in large format. In the US (suburban Phila.) the ****
outlet quoted me a price of .75 cents per square foot. At the actual
scanned size, without any trimming or resizing I guess that would involve
4 sq. feet.

I haven't had this done yet but the prints should be beautiful considering
that the scans (that I have seen) are great. My problem is that I cannot
bring up the images of most of the manifests I found in the database and
won't know until I do, if these are the passengers I hope they are.

Hope this works for you. Please don't ask me questions about using
the photo editor. You have just had the full benefit of my very limited
knowledge of this technology <G>. In other words, if I can do it anyone
can do it.

Lois Sernoff [Philadelphia, PA]
<JGLois@...>

MEZHIRITZKY [MERITZ, MARRITZ, MARRITS] >from Korsun in Kiev Gub. to Phila.
SOSNOVSKY [SOSNOFSKY, SOSNOV - all spelling variations] >from Gorodishche
in Cherkassy uyezd, Kiev Gub.-> Ekaterinoslav -> Philadelphia, PA or
anywhere. FRIEDMAN >from Beltsy/Balti ["Bels" Bessarabia] Moldova to
anywhere KUSHNER [all spelling variations} >from Tomashpol and Yampol in
Podolia Gub. to anywhere

MODERATOR NOTE: Commercial names deleted.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Israeli first names #general

Nachum <nachum@...>
 

I would like to add to the messages already sent, that although some of the
names could be male or female,
Adi and Shir are more likely to be female names. One notable exception to
Adi is Adi Gordon, former basket-
ball player for Hapoel Jerusalem and the national team. (I've been a
Maccabi Tel Aviv fan for 24 years myself) Avi is usually a nickname for
Avraham, which is most definitely a male name. Gabi would be short for
Gabriella (female), or Gabriel/Gavriel (male). I would think that amongst
Hebrew speakers it would usually
be the latter (male).

Nachum Tuchman
Tekoa, Israel


Rabbi Aaron Ben Moshe Halevy HOROWITZ #rabbinic

Jacqueline <laznow@...>
 

Hello,

My Great Grandphather 7 generations back was Rabbi Aaron Ben Moshe Halevy
HOROWITZ, Rabbi of Starosjle in Belaruse. He was a favorite student of Rabbi
Shneor Zalman of Ladi and a decendent of the "Shala".
After the death of Rabbi Shneor Zalman Rabbi Aaron Left ladi to form his own
congregation in Strosjle, according to a book, his son that took over after him
had no children and his congregation divided in those that continued his ways
and those that returned to the Lubavitch Rabbi.
Does anyone have any more information regarding Rabbi Aaron or his descendents?
Rabi Aaron's daughter Merried Alexander Sender FRUMKIN and there is a long
brunch that descends >from them.

Thank you in advance for any information.

Jacky Laznow


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Aaron Ben Moshe Halevy HOROWITZ #rabbinic

Jacqueline <laznow@...>
 

Hello,

My Great Grandphather 7 generations back was Rabbi Aaron Ben Moshe Halevy
HOROWITZ, Rabbi of Starosjle in Belaruse. He was a favorite student of Rabbi
Shneor Zalman of Ladi and a decendent of the "Shala".
After the death of Rabbi Shneor Zalman Rabbi Aaron Left ladi to form his own
congregation in Strosjle, according to a book, his son that took over after him
had no children and his congregation divided in those that continued his ways
and those that returned to the Lubavitch Rabbi.
Does anyone have any more information regarding Rabbi Aaron or his descendents?
Rabi Aaron's daughter Merried Alexander Sender FRUMKIN and there is a long
brunch that descends >from them.

Thank you in advance for any information.

Jacky Laznow