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11th Annual FEEFHS Conference, August 19-21, 2005 #latvia

Mike Posnick
 

Federation Of East European Family History Societies

11th International Genealogy Conference

August 19-21, 2005

Four Points by Sheraton, Saint Paul Capitol
400 North Hamline Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota

More than 90 Presentations by Expert Speakers, Including:

* Gary Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

* Judith R. Frazin, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois

* Howard Margol, Past President, International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies

* Joanne M. Sher, Professional Genealogist and Director, Jewish Historical
Society of the Upper Midwest

* Joel Spector, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia

Open to the Public Beginners Welcome

Registration: $75.00 Friday or Saturday Only; $60.00 Sunday Only; $135.00
Entire Conference

Further Information and Registration Forms Available On-Line at
<www.feefhs.org>

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Latvia SIG #Latvia 11th Annual FEEFHS Conference, August 19-21, 2005 #latvia

Mike Posnick
 

Federation Of East European Family History Societies

11th International Genealogy Conference

August 19-21, 2005

Four Points by Sheraton, Saint Paul Capitol
400 North Hamline Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota

More than 90 Presentations by Expert Speakers, Including:

* Gary Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

* Judith R. Frazin, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois

* Howard Margol, Past President, International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies

* Joanne M. Sher, Professional Genealogist and Director, Jewish Historical
Society of the Upper Midwest

* Joel Spector, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia

Open to the Public Beginners Welcome

Registration: $75.00 Friday or Saturday Only; $60.00 Sunday Only; $135.00
Entire Conference

Further Information and Registration Forms Available On-Line at
<www.feefhs.org>

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota


names #latvia

MALCOLM COURTNEY <malcolm.courtney@...>
 

I am researching my family who lived at one time in
Riga. I am finding it difficult to establish their
origins in order to further this research. Can anyone,
therefore, please help me with establishing the
origins of the following first names:
[1] Tuly (my grandmother),
[2] Dinah (my great grandmother),
[3] Rachmi(e)l (my great grandfather),
[4] Froim ( a great great aunt/uncle-I'm not sure which!),
[5] Jennette (my great-great garndmother).
Are these names of Latvian origin, and is the second one
just an anglicised version of the original, whatever that
might have been, or does it stand alone?

Are the following surnames of Latvian origin, or do any
of them come >from elsewhere:
MARK, YACOBSO(E)N, KLINK, and WAAVELL?

I would be most grateful for any help or advice and would
ask that you respond to me privately.

With thanks.

Geraldine Courtney, Hampshire


Latvia SIG #Latvia names #latvia

MALCOLM COURTNEY <malcolm.courtney@...>
 

I am researching my family who lived at one time in
Riga. I am finding it difficult to establish their
origins in order to further this research. Can anyone,
therefore, please help me with establishing the
origins of the following first names:
[1] Tuly (my grandmother),
[2] Dinah (my great grandmother),
[3] Rachmi(e)l (my great grandfather),
[4] Froim ( a great great aunt/uncle-I'm not sure which!),
[5] Jennette (my great-great garndmother).
Are these names of Latvian origin, and is the second one
just an anglicised version of the original, whatever that
might have been, or does it stand alone?

Are the following surnames of Latvian origin, or do any
of them come >from elsewhere:
MARK, YACOBSO(E)N, KLINK, and WAAVELL?

I would be most grateful for any help or advice and would
ask that you respond to me privately.

With thanks.

Geraldine Courtney, Hampshire


Vornovchitzia or Voronovitsa #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

If you have heard of Vornovchitzia or Voronvitsa in the Ukraine I would
appreciate any information you can share with me. I know that the Milgrom
name was common there as was the name Rosenthal. Thanks in advance.
Marilyn Feingold

MILGROM,KORMAN-Tulchin SCHLAFFER, SZAFIR-Kamenka ( Moldova)
PEKARSKY/SOKOLOFSKY-Tashkent/Israel
STEINBERG/LERNER/ELKUS/MILGROM/Kishinev/Odessa
TESLER/MALAMUD/LUBER-Kamenka (Moldova) KOLKER/TARTAKOV/SPIVAK-Obodivaka
FELDMAN, SHENKER-Obodivka ROSENTHAL-Worone/Pittsburgh
MILTER-Kodima (Moldova) TONKONOGY-Frunza (Tashkent)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vornovchitzia or Voronovitsa #general

Marilyn F <mrl516@...>
 

If you have heard of Vornovchitzia or Voronvitsa in the Ukraine I would
appreciate any information you can share with me. I know that the Milgrom
name was common there as was the name Rosenthal. Thanks in advance.
Marilyn Feingold

MILGROM,KORMAN-Tulchin SCHLAFFER, SZAFIR-Kamenka ( Moldova)
PEKARSKY/SOKOLOFSKY-Tashkent/Israel
STEINBERG/LERNER/ELKUS/MILGROM/Kishinev/Odessa
TESLER/MALAMUD/LUBER-Kamenka (Moldova) KOLKER/TARTAKOV/SPIVAK-Obodivaka
FELDMAN, SHENKER-Obodivka ROSENTHAL-Worone/Pittsburgh
MILTER-Kodima (Moldova) TONKONOGY-Frunza (Tashkent)


Re: Translation of old Yiddish postcard from Tykocin #general

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

Please take the time if you can and help me translate a postcard sent to a
relative in Chicago >from Tykocin Poland during WWII. Only a portion of it
has weathered the years, but aside >from personal interest, it may reveal
useful information about the times.
Address responses directly to me at
lbendov@netvision.net.il
The direct link is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6621

Avigdor Ben-Dov


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Translation of old Yiddish postcard from Tykocin #general

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

Please take the time if you can and help me translate a postcard sent to a
relative in Chicago >from Tykocin Poland during WWII. Only a portion of it
has weathered the years, but aside >from personal interest, it may reveal
useful information about the times.
Address responses directly to me at
lbendov@netvision.net.il
The direct link is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6621

Avigdor Ben-Dov


FEEFHS Conference, August 19-21, 2005 #ukraine

Mike Posnick
 

Federation Of East European Family History Societies

11th International Genealogy Conference


August 19-21, 2005

Four Points by Sheraton, Saint Paul Capitol
400 North Hamline Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota

More than 90 Presentations by Expert Speakers, Including:

* Gary Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

* Judith R. Frazin, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois

* Howard Margol, Past President, International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies

* Joanne M. Sher, Professional Genealogist and Director, Jewish Historical
Society of the Upper Midwest

* Joel Spector, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia

Open to the Public Beginners Welcome

Registration: $75.00 Friday or Saturday Only; $60.00 Sunday Only; $135.00
Entire Conference

Further Information and Registration Forms Available On-Line at
<www.feefhs.org>

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FEEFHS Conference, August 19-21, 2005 #ukraine

Mike Posnick
 

Federation Of East European Family History Societies

11th International Genealogy Conference


August 19-21, 2005

Four Points by Sheraton, Saint Paul Capitol
400 North Hamline Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota

More than 90 Presentations by Expert Speakers, Including:

* Gary Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

* Judith R. Frazin, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois

* Howard Margol, Past President, International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies

* Joanne M. Sher, Professional Genealogist and Director, Jewish Historical
Society of the Upper Midwest

* Joel Spector, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia

Open to the Public Beginners Welcome

Registration: $75.00 Friday or Saturday Only; $60.00 Sunday Only; $135.00
Entire Conference

Further Information and Registration Forms Available On-Line at
<www.feefhs.org>

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Flour mills #ukraine

Noyma Appelbaum <noyma@...>
 

My mother and her sister left Zvenegrodka, Ukraine, sometime in 1913-14.
They left for the U.S. because the family was large, impoverished, and
opportunities seemed to be better in America.

My mother had told me that her father was a miller. He was known and liked
by the local peasants because he gave honest weight. But that's all she told
me and I never thought to ask for more details. She is gone and of course
today I have a million questions that she is unable to answer and which she
may not ever have been able to answer.

Perhaps someone out there can answer the following:

Why would a miller not be able to make a living for his family in preWorld
War I Ukraine? The idea of operating a flour mill conjures up visions at
least of a lower middle class existence. Was milling a marginal occupation?
Didn't operating a mill require capital? Didn't a mill require purchase and
repair of equipment? Was operating the mill a seasonal occupation, busy
after the harvest but otherwise idle? And did this mean only occasional
income? Was the mill operated by water power? Where would such a mill have
been located at that time? Who owned the site of the mill, the operator or a
financier whose interest charges were high?

Can someone in Ukraine SIG answer or direct me to answers of my questions?

Please respond privately.

Noyma Appelbaum
Philadelphia, PA
noyma@bellatlantic.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Flour mills #ukraine

Noyma Appelbaum <noyma@...>
 

My mother and her sister left Zvenegrodka, Ukraine, sometime in 1913-14.
They left for the U.S. because the family was large, impoverished, and
opportunities seemed to be better in America.

My mother had told me that her father was a miller. He was known and liked
by the local peasants because he gave honest weight. But that's all she told
me and I never thought to ask for more details. She is gone and of course
today I have a million questions that she is unable to answer and which she
may not ever have been able to answer.

Perhaps someone out there can answer the following:

Why would a miller not be able to make a living for his family in preWorld
War I Ukraine? The idea of operating a flour mill conjures up visions at
least of a lower middle class existence. Was milling a marginal occupation?
Didn't operating a mill require capital? Didn't a mill require purchase and
repair of equipment? Was operating the mill a seasonal occupation, busy
after the harvest but otherwise idle? And did this mean only occasional
income? Was the mill operated by water power? Where would such a mill have
been located at that time? Who owned the site of the mill, the operator or a
financier whose interest charges were high?

Can someone in Ukraine SIG answer or direct me to answers of my questions?

Please respond privately.

Noyma Appelbaum
Philadelphia, PA
noyma@bellatlantic.net


Last Call for the 2005 FEEFHS Conference #belarus

Mike Posnick
 

Federation Of East European Family History Societies

11th International Genealogy Conference


August 19-21, 2005

Four Points by Sheraton, Saint Paul Capitol
400 North Hamline Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota

More than 90 Presentations by Expert Speakers, Including:

* Gary Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

* Judith R. Frazin, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois

* Howard Margol, Past President, International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies

* Joanne M. Sher, Professional Genealogist and Director, Jewish Historical
Society of the Upper Midwest

* Joel Spector, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia

Open to the Public Beginners Welcome

Registration: $75.00 Friday or Saturday Only; $60.00 Sunday Only; $135.00
Entire Conference

Further Information and Registration Forms Available On-Line at
<www.feefhs.org>

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Belarus SIG #Belarus Last Call for the 2005 FEEFHS Conference #belarus

Mike Posnick
 

Federation Of East European Family History Societies

11th International Genealogy Conference


August 19-21, 2005

Four Points by Sheraton, Saint Paul Capitol
400 North Hamline Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota

More than 90 Presentations by Expert Speakers, Including:

* Gary Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

* Judith R. Frazin, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois

* Howard Margol, Past President, International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies

* Joanne M. Sher, Professional Genealogist and Director, Jewish Historical
Society of the Upper Midwest

* Joel Spector, Immediate Past President, Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia

Open to the Public Beginners Welcome

Registration: $75.00 Friday or Saturday Only; $60.00 Sunday Only; $135.00
Entire Conference

Further Information and Registration Forms Available On-Line at
<www.feefhs.org>

Mike Posnick
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Czech National Library (CNK) #austria-czech

Gabriela Svatos
 

I would like to visit the Ceska Narodni Knihovna in Prague to do some
genealogical research in a few weeks (end of August) and would like to know
if it is possible for foreigners to obtain access there. If so, what sort of
identification or fees apply? Do books have to be requested a day or week in
advance?

Thanks,
Gabi

Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario
E-mail: gsvatos@hotmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Czech National Library (CNK) #austria-czech

Gabriela Svatos
 

I would like to visit the Ceska Narodni Knihovna in Prague to do some
genealogical research in a few weeks (end of August) and would like to know
if it is possible for foreigners to obtain access there. If so, what sort of
identification or fees apply? Do books have to be requested a day or week in
advance?

Thanks,
Gabi

Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario
E-mail: gsvatos@hotmail.com


Fleischhauer an occupation? and Sumptuary laws #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Hi fellow SIGGERS.

Today comes a new question in the occupation business. I am in receipt of
papers >from the Narodni Archiv in Prague. They have discovered a marriage
for me between Josef PODWINETZ of Grottau (Hradek) son of Markus PODWINETZ
and Julie GOLDBERG (perhaps a cousin marriage) of Jungbunzlau; and
Betty FLASCHNER daughter of Abraham FLASCHNER, Fleischhauer, and Amalie
WUNDER his wife, of Bphmisch Leipa.

What is a Fleischhauer? I looked in a German Dictionary and found no such
word, but "hauer" means tusks and of course "fleisch" is flesh or meat. I
found a verb, "hauen" which means to beat, but flesh beater makes to sense
either.

A word about taxes on "luxury" foods.

I don't know much about Jewish history but I do know a bit about History at
large. In the middle ages (actually there are origins in Rome of the
Ceasars) there were so-called sumptuary laws which defined what one could
wear as defined by ones station in life. Colors and types of garments were
defined in this way.

Could the rules governing what Jewish people could buy to eat, and levying
taxes on certain items have been a way of defining a group as a way to keep
them down, as was the case with sumptuary laws in earlier times?

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Fleischhauer an occupation? and Sumptuary laws #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>
 

Hi fellow SIGGERS.

Today comes a new question in the occupation business. I am in receipt of
papers >from the Narodni Archiv in Prague. They have discovered a marriage
for me between Josef PODWINETZ of Grottau (Hradek) son of Markus PODWINETZ
and Julie GOLDBERG (perhaps a cousin marriage) of Jungbunzlau; and
Betty FLASCHNER daughter of Abraham FLASCHNER, Fleischhauer, and Amalie
WUNDER his wife, of Bphmisch Leipa.

What is a Fleischhauer? I looked in a German Dictionary and found no such
word, but "hauer" means tusks and of course "fleisch" is flesh or meat. I
found a verb, "hauen" which means to beat, but flesh beater makes to sense
either.

A word about taxes on "luxury" foods.

I don't know much about Jewish history but I do know a bit about History at
large. In the middle ages (actually there are origins in Rome of the
Ceasars) there were so-called sumptuary laws which defined what one could
wear as defined by ones station in life. Colors and types of garments were
defined in this way.

Could the rules governing what Jewish people could buy to eat, and levying
taxes on certain items have been a way of defining a group as a way to keep
them down, as was the case with sumptuary laws in earlier times?

MODERATOR NOTE: Please sign posts with your full name as well
as country/state/city etc. This is JewishGen policy as well as good
etiquette.


Re: U.S.Census #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

Where do you live, Ann? In Fort Wayne, IN or
Cleveland, OH? Very few libraries that I know of have
all the censuses for all over the US.

Of course, you can order them at the LDS. Big cities
might have some or all of the censuses for that city,
but not for elsewhere.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: U.S.Census #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

Where do you live, Ann? In Fort Wayne, IN or
Cleveland, OH? Very few libraries that I know of have
all the censuses for all over the US.

Of course, you can order them at the LDS. Big cities
might have some or all of the censuses for that city,
but not for elsewhere.

Sally Bruckheimer
Chatham, NJ